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by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

Yah so this isn't going to be happening, the set is still going to be available, however. I might see if I can get it polished enough to run as an actual tournament next season or try and do a skype-tournament some time in the fall. Why is this not happening, and what is the set's completion percen...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

Yah so this isn't going to be happening, the set is still going to be available, however. I might see if I can get it polished enough to run as an actual tournament next season or try and do a skype-tournament some time in the fall. Why is this not happening, and what is the set's completion percen...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

Yah so this isn't going to be happening, the set is still going to be available, however. I might see if I can get it polished enough to run as an actual tournament next season or try and do a skype-tournament some time in the fall.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 11097

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

I suppose for tournaments you can throw DCCAT 2 on there, which if I remember correctly, our coach mentioned about running in the fall. It's will now be written under the guidance of Connor Teevens and Ryan Dillon, both of whom are very good question writers, so it should be good this time around.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 11097

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

Bobby's comments were pretty good, but I'll throw in my two cents about our team from the perspective of a person on it. The A team, like Bobby said, will be myself, Paul Hamilton, Brandon Roach, and Mark Karabajakian. Roach is Roach, no surprises there. Paul, if anyone, is going to be the most surp...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 53168

Re: 2012 NAC

Out of sheer curiosity, when/why did people start leaving the NAC? Did :chip: questions start getting bad? I guess what I'm trying to ask is why did people go to pyramidal and leave the NAC? This is kind of funny to me because basically CC was one of the first to leave NAC for HSNCT and NSC. We're ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35528

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Nobody is doubting that this was a well run tournament. I'm just saying you have to remember that many of these kids are paying out of pocket, and the 200+ for tournament admission, plus lodging, and plus food might be too much for people. I really wanted to go to this tournament, I simply couldn't ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 27161

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

Considering I'll have nothing to do around this time of the year, I'll come with a DCC contingent. If that doesn't work, I'd be willing to play with somebody else (I know history, especially ancient) or staff
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35528

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

I second Andrew, but I also wonder--where were states (with active circuits) such as Michigan, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, etc. Is it economics? In the case of Michigan, we fully planned on coming, but my team mates didn't have the money to pay for it. If facebook is correct, the kids from M...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 53168

Re: 2012 NAC

Out of sheer curiosity, when/why did people start leaving the NAC? Did :chip: questions start getting bad. I guess what I'm trying to ask is why did people go to pyramidal and leave the NAC. Though I did not experience this transition, I can say from experience of reading Chip packets from every ye...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

dtaylor4 wrote:Two weeks out, what's the latest?
Unless I get a sudden rush of interest, I'm probably going to have to move this to later this year, the set will be ready by the original date, however, so if anybody wants it I can give it to them.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 69930

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

Is there an amtrak station that I could take to get into or near Ridgewood, or at least a place where I can get on the NJ transit?
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 53168

Re: 2012 NAC

Out of sheer curiosity, when/why did people start leaving the NAC? Did :chip: questions start getting bad? I guess what I'm trying to ask is why did people go to pyramidal and leave the NAC?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 69930

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

For Friday and Saturday you can "express interest" in a team consisting of Myself, Connor Teevens, and other DCC people.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 69930

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

As far as I know, For Friday I'll be playing with David Xu from Hunter, so I guess you can throw me with the rest of his team.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 53168

Re: 2012 NAC

The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote:Word on the street is University of Detroit Jesuit.
Facebook agrees.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35528

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Fred wrote:
something ambiguous wrote:Team Michigan will most likely be
Collin Parks (DCC)
Paul Hamilton (DCC)
Brandon Roach (DCC)
Mark Karabajakian (DCC0
Team Michigan should register if they are actually coming!
Financial troubles are preventing our attendance, so alas, we cannot. We hope to come next year.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

Black-throated Antshrike wrote:Quizbowlers actually carry around a magic bottle that they open up and sleep inside when traveling to distant lands.
I'm in high school. I usually stay in a hotel.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood's team members can provide accommodations to those looking to come in from farther afield. What do you mean by this? Presumably just what it says which is that people from Ridgewood can supply housing to people who have to stay the night in order to play this tournament. I guess I was jus...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Ridgewood's team members can provide accommodations to those looking to come in from farther afield.
What do you mean by this?
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed May 30, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35528

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Team Michigan will most likely be
Collin Parks (DCC)
Paul Hamilton (DCC)
Brandon Roach (DCC)
Mark Karabajakian (DCC0
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed May 30, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 10453

Re: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors

Will you guys be releasing a sample packet?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 28, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 35528

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Michigan will most likely be sending a team, I just need to confirm with one more person.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 28, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25492

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I'm waiting on confirmation from one more kid. My application will be sent in soon.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat May 26, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: discuss the importance of the 36-30 line here
Replies: 24
Views: 7360

Re: discuss the importance of the 36-30 line here

I have to agree with Adam on this one, the line was nominal, at best. Everything was by its own compromise when it came to slavery, so it's probably a bad bonus part. La Rochelle is alright for a hard part, maybe, because a quick skim of the wiki article for edict of Fontainebleau or Nantes will men...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed May 23, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Champions League
Replies: 24
Views: 8698

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Champions League

I can't do Thursday, I'll be sitting in a van on my way down to Georgia.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 91905

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

For what it's worth, you can use the stats from wildcat and midwest championship under "Something Ambiguous" for DCC B. We were a man down also.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 21, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 168667

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Shout-out to two books that I used for ACF Nationals: Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin http://www.amazon.com/Byzantium-Surprising-Life-Medieval-Empire/dp/0691143692/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1337635753&sr=8-4 This was a cool survey book on Byzantine history....
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 21, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)

Yah what Adam said. My only complaint is that we lost to Loyola on a buzzer race on a super-stock clue in the first line of a tossup and the next game we got beaten on a tossup who's first line was a clue that's on one of the first pages of the frequency list.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun May 20, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)

Our team had a fantastic experience at this tournament. The set was probably the best I have heard this year.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22832

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

I must say this was very well run, the biggest break we had between rounds was 5 minutes.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri May 18, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 7960

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

AustinlSmith wrote:So, I have to ask; why did Idrees from Dunbar only play the first 5 games?
He had to go do Science Olumpiad or Science fair, which one, I don't remember.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 17, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

I sent you a message but I forgot to include my skype username which is sbfromcopley. Also, how are you going to pick teams between the people who signed up alone? Is it going to be completely random or are you going to try to split up teams evenly based on what you know about each player. I'm goin...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 17, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 7960

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

Are stats going to be posted for this?
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 15, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25492

Re: Michigan 2011-12

So I really want to register for us for NASAT. Please, if you want to go, message me or Email me. Right now I have Myself Paul Hamilton from DCC (possibly) Sid Dogra from DCD Jimmy Haubert from DCC (possibly) So we need someone for science So Brandon Roach has confirmed with me, so we have a scienc...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 15, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

I'm changing th set up to 12 teams, as 20 was a little over zealous. Anyways, the field is a quarter full, so keep signing up!
Questions are coming along nicely, and I think I'll be able to play test the set after NSC.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22832

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

Charles Martel wrote:This is like the soviet union claiming that each constituent republic should get a UN seat.
Well two of my team members have multiple personality disorders, so can I cast votes for their personalities? That should give about 252 votes for Round Robin.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 14, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22832

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

Well add three to round robin for the people on something ambiguous then.

We strongly prefer the round robin option, if it's not clear.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 14, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Is this set clear now that Waylon Jennings Memorial is done?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25492

Re: Michigan 2011-12

So I really want to register for us for NASAT. Please, if you want to go, message me or Email me. Right now I have
Myself
Paul Hamilton from DCC (possibly)
Sid Dogra from DCD
Jimmy Haubert from DCC (possibly)

So we need someone for science
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 14, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22832

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

The only reason I'm paying out of my own pocket to come as a scab team is to get a chance to play these good teams, so myself and the entire Something Ambiguous vote for round robin. If your intended goal is to play "good teams," presumably ones that are close to your team in skill level,...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat May 12, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST II is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 18
Views: 11991

Re: LIST II is looking for mirrors!

Mewto55555 wrote:So the last scheduled tournament on LIST II just happened -- if no one emails me wanting a mirror in the next week or so, I'll get the set posted online!
Is this still going to happen or is someone using the set?
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat May 12, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22832

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

The only reason I'm paying out of my own pocket to come as a scab team is to get a chance to play these good teams, so myself and the entire Something Ambiguous vote for round robin.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri May 11, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 7960

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

Looking at the teams and taking them out gives me more than nine. What's the field for tomorrow?
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri May 11, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 7960

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

Any changes in the field for tomorrow?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 10, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8710

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

I'm certainly not saying that questions should be unplayable! Questions should be written such that all teams can play on them without either 20 to 10 results or "dumbed down" content. If an IS set is too hard for half your field than it means IS sets need to be easier, not that we need t...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 10, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8710

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

But I do agree, even though I would not like it personally, the long term survival and growth of good quizbowl does require a drawback of difficulty. Otherwise you'll have teams just start to play :chip: and KMO, which is not good at all.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 10, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8710

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

I'm certainly not saying that questions should be unplayable! Questions should be written such that all teams can play on them without either 20 to 10 results or "dumbed down" content. If an IS set is too hard for half your field than it means IS sets need to be easier, not that we need t...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 10, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8710

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

I agree with Matt here, dumbing down the questions so every team can get 20 ppb is not the answer, that'll just lead to a decrease in competition in the long run. What I have seen that has worked is having a novice set run at the same time as the regular set. For example, the Culver tournament had i...