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by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6405

Re: Specific question discussion

Can I see the Cambodia tossup? 9. A political party in this country massacred people in a former high school called S-21, or Tuol Sleng, and overthrew Norodom Sihanouk [“sigh”-an-ouk]. That party was named after an ancient empire in this country, which was ruled by(*) Jayavarman [JAI-uh-var-man] II...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6405

Re: Specific question discussion

Can I see the Cambodia tossup?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General set discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: General set discussion

Any idea when we'll see stats?
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General set discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: General set discussion

Despite the lack of Master of the Universe Brandon Roach, DCC enjoyed this quite a bit. The only complaints I remember my team mentioning were the really steep difficiulty cliffs for art questions, and how it felt powers could have gone a but longer in a few cases (the only one I remember in particu...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 151340

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

My knowledge of Great Zimbabwe comes entirely from a book of African history that my father took from the forgotten items from a fired employee's office in Kazan, also got a sweet Icon of Alexander Nevsky.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Call for Writers for CMST4
Replies: 28
Views: 9416

Re: Call for Writers for CMST4

If you'll have me, I'll do 10/10 or more of history and geography.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6864

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:The majority of responses I've heard for the final are for having it on Wednesday, so that's what's happening. In any of the finalists see this post, what is your preference for a time? 8 pm or 9?
Nine
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK 9/29
Replies: 30
Views: 18166

Re: QUARK 9/29

Unless we have a tournament that day, there should be some sort of DCC contingent here. Wether or not we go as a school or Something Ambiguous is yet to be determined.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163637

Re: ProtoBowl

Whatever selects the next question in this really really doesn't like history.
EDIT: Also, establishing a vote to kick system would be great, because getting spammed by nefarious gnat is no fun
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 15, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5359

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 15, 2012

On how the tournament is being run on NAQT, will there be math comp/will the rounds be timed? Also, will the play offs be a single elimination bracket as they have been in the past?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 19669

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

I try to get more sleep than I usually do and before the first match drink large amounts of caffeine while listening to albums "American Idiot" or "Led Zeppelin IV"

Four the post-lunch lethargy, Five Hour Energy works wonders.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6864

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

Euler's Constant wrote:Am I missing something but are we playing this week?
We're playing tonight
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6864

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

PastryBowl wrote:Can you elaborate on the sets we will be using? Also, how was Match One
for everyone?
The set we used last night was a hard college set. I think the scores of 80-70 and 85-45 reflect that. It ran smoothly, other than the fact that the set was waaaaaaaay too hard.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Scaled Flowerpiercer wrote:I bit over a month after the end of this, is there any word on when Friday and Sunday's stats will be available?
Friday stats are already up
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

Having spoken neither to Ryan and Connor about this, I can't say anything definitive about their degree of commitment to this project, but I will note that you picked two busy college students to edit this thing, neither of whom has extensive editing experience. In addition - I can vouch for the fa...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

I wish you all had approached me or any other member of the Penn team before putting our names on this set. On behalf of both myself and my teammates, I publicly disavow any association with this set besides cursory glances and occasional playtesting. I didn't really put your names on it (especiall...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

I'll second what Mike is saying. A lot of people are rightly skeptical of whether you can produce a good appropriate set. If this goes through, here are a few pointers. -I'm not optimistic that this set will be legible and grammatically coherent when there are several basic writing errors in the te...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

topics that a student would learn in an average AP class. This is not an appropriate difficulty metric for high school quizbowl. I guess what I mean to say is that nothing will be pushing into the "hey have you heard of this" field that sometimes gets put into. Nothing will be outside of ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

I hate to be a dick here, but the information you are providing is somewhat inaccurate. Neither Ryan nor Connor wrote much of anything for HSAPQ and both left the organization very quickly last year. It is also unrealistic to use QUARK or MSU/UD as a judge for anything because neither set is finish...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

There have been severe quality concerns with previous DCCATs. For a lot of people, naming very inexperienced editors as supervising the project will not alleviate these fears. Do you plan playtesting/consultation with established members of the community at least? Yes. In all actuality the reason t...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

Edit: I misinterpreted my conversation with him. Sorry Joe.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

DCCAT available for mirrors.

I am pleased to announce that DCCAT (Detroit Catholic Central Academic Tournament) is now in production and will be available for mirrors. Questions will be written by myself, Paul Hamilton, Brandon Roach, and Mark Karabajakian. The tournament will be edited by Ryan Dillon of U of M and Connor Teeve...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 70980

Re: Illinois '12-'13

From the perspective of a non-illinois person, I agree with what most people are saying here, except for Loyola. Granted, I haven't seen him play in a non-ace camp/ skypebowl setting without Nolan, but I think people (including himself) are underestimating Morgan. Morgan is a fantastic generalist, i...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)
Replies: 34
Views: 21237

Re: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)

Obviously you'll still get a good field, but I know that a few of us were banking on this being a tournament really early in the year with a mini-nationals field. It's just pure selfishness for a chance to get chance to play Ladue, but obviously it's up to you guys.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Re: KABO General Discussion

Although this is my first college tournament, and I can't really judge the quality, I really enjoyed this set. It was, to my high school brain, absolutely ridiculous at times, but I really enjoyed some of the more creative answer lines, especially the commodity tossups. I'm really interested to see ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts
Replies: 16
Views: 9702

Re: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts

I've always found note carding to be the best strategy. Try to find clues that come up multiple times especially, you'll find that they will continue to come up in whatever set you do for tryouts. You don't need to use notecards to become good at quiz bowl. That's just another form of rote memoriza...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts
Replies: 16
Views: 9702

Re: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts

I've always found note carding to be the best strategy. Try to find clues that come up multiple times especially, you'll find that they will continue to come up in whatever set you do for tryouts.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Online Skype Practice League General Announcement
Replies: 20
Views: 5219

Re: 2012-2013 Online Skype Practice League General Announcement

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet wrote:I'll play the first Expert one
I think you mean novice.
In all seriousness, sign me up.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)
Replies: 34
Views: 21237

Re: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)

Yah is there anyway you can change the date back? I really would like to go to this, but I don't think I could see myself convincing the DCC coaches to go if Ladue can't go, who, acording to Ben Zhang, was interested in going to this. I know the date change also prevents, among others, Morgan Venkus...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)
Replies: 34
Views: 21237

Re: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)

Can someone from MSHSAA clarify wether or not, after the date change, that this is still MSHSAA certified? Apparently there is a rule that doesn't allow teams to compete until the second Saturday in October.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 27328

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

If we need a 10th, perhaps we can do something like a breakaway team of a couple people from other teams (like add a team of 2 or so, leaving a couple teams of 3). EDIT: What happened to that other DCC team that was rumored to exist? I couldn't get people interested, so the DCC team is just me and ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS

Horned Screamer wrote:
Merriam Webster's wrote:half-hazard

The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above.

haphazard
This is funny because I looked it up on google to see if I was spelling it right, and google didn't correct me. Thanks, however.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS

Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:Is it possible for somebody to track down where the offending questions came from and make sure they are not from somebody still on the team?
This set was produced by juniors and seniors of the class of 2011. Everyone involved in the production of this set has already graduated.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: STOP PLAGIARIZING QUESTIONS

Let me start by saying that I was in no way affiliated with the making of this tournament, nor was anyone that is part of the DCC academic team this year. The way this tournament got put together was sort of haphazardly. A requirement to be on the DCC team is that everyone has to write a few questio...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 27328

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I can staff the film tournamen if it helps.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 27328

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

So it looks like right now there are nine teams signed up for KABO. It would be nice if we could either get 8 (RR plus some sort of playoff or final on the last three packets) or 10 (RR plus a one game final between the top two teams), preferably 10 so that all the rounds can get used and seen by a...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 27328

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Where does one sign up for the Technology tournament, or is there no official sign up location?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Slapdash Bayou a Drank at KABO
Replies: 28
Views: 6369

Re: Slapdash Bayou a Drank at KABO

I'll be playing this with Paul Hamilton and some other DCC people who want to come. If any non- High School people who know sports want a team, we'd love to have to you, because I hardly know the difference between Soccer and Hockey.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 42090

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I don't think Chris is coming without me, so you can just drop our team.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Champions League
Replies: 24
Views: 8725

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Champions League

Thanks for doing this. It was a lot of fun, and I hope it gets run again.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6429

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

White Clouds anual tournament is on October 13th as well. It's on Michigan's west coast, so it's a good option for Indiana teams.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Congratulations to DCC (Expert Divisions) and to Hanover (Standard Division) for their victories on Day 2 of the Ridgewood Summer Invitational. Runners up were Hunter A in the Expert (the DCC / Hunter match went to a tiebreak - Collin Parks powered a history question for the win) I didn't understan...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Sheesh, this is like watching sharks eat things. On a non-Sunday related note. For Friday, packet submission was handled fairly poorly. I, unlike some, do think packet submission for high schoolers can work. However, all of them should have been play tested SOMEWHERE (hell, there's MORE than enough ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I know that my following statement is going to be criticized but... This was a summer tournament just for fun so having the packet isn't as big of a deal (realistically, no one will mirror this after Ryan's scathing review), and having the first writing experience be for a summer tournament before ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I know that my following statement is going to be criticized but... This was a summer tournament just for fun so having the packet isn't as big of a deal (realistically, no one will mirror this after Ryan's scathing review), and having the first writing experience be for a summer tournament before ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 70525

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Thanks a lot for hosting this. I, and the whole DCC crew, had a lot of fun and this was worth the 11+ hour drive. Is it possible I could get a copy of the set from Friday.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 42090

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Due to the fact that I will be out of the country, I have to withdraw from this. I can still send in my 3/4 completed packet for things like tiebreakers.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 151340

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten a crap tone of Roman History tossups by playing the crap out of Rome Total War. Also, Civilization 4's civilopedia has given me a crap ton of History knowledge.