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by Kilroy Was Here
Wed May 09, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 9246

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

I'd cry myself to sleep for ten years if this went down. I do 99% of my studying from this website.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 08, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Byzantine History Side Event at CO
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Also, if anybody wants to play this, I can finish my all Byzantine/ middle age slavic history tournament for people to play after this is done. I'm in. How many rounds was this again? Right now I have one and a half, and I have the answer lines for 3 rounds. I can expand this, however. Whatever you...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 08, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Byzantine History Side Event at CO
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Charbroil wrote:
something ambiguous wrote:Also, if anybody wants to play this, I can finish my all Byzantine/ middle age slavic history tournament for people to play after this is done.
I'm in. How many rounds was this again?
Right now I have one and a half, and I have the answer lines for 3 rounds. I can expand this, however.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 08, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Byzantine History Side Event at CO
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Byzantine History Side Event at CO

This is an announcement for a Byzantine History side event at Chicago Open to be written by me. It's not just Byzantine history, but also things that affected Byzantium (Barbarian tribes, movements, church councils, ETC) 4 rounds of 20 questions, no bonuses, all will be power marked 8 Byzantium 4- s...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 08, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 42075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

If you'll have us, I'll be playing this with Chris Wolfe.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 08, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fixing NHBB Nationals
Replies: 40
Views: 6629

Re: Fixing NHBB Nationals

Truthfully, I greatly enjoyed the four-quarter format. I just think that moving forward, you should really reevaluate the point distrobution. It was almost a worthless victory to do well in the first 2 quarters, as one could close any gap fairly quickly in the last two quarters.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 07, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 54681

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

This may have been brought up, but in the future, the buzzers need to actually be checked to see if they work. Multiple times throughout the 2 days I ended up playing slap bowl because nobody had bothered to see if the all the buzzers actually worked before they set them up. It's a small criticism, ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 03, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?
Replies: 11
Views: 3841

Re: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?

DCC has had it's one man teams and has had it's well rounded teams in the past. A Brett Harrison led team finished fourth at HSNCT, and more well rounded teams won nationals in 2001. So it really depends on the player and the field he competes in. Although I must say, having played 3 years of quizbo...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & 60 Second rounds
Replies: 37
Views: 13403

Re: NHBB & 60 Second rounds

Also, some of my teammates like NHBB almost solely because it has a 4-quarter format, so we do need to remember the whole "appealing to the masses" idea, not only to the top teams. Yah same with us. I actually did like the four quarter thing, although I think the point distribution needs ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 03, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & 60 Second rounds
Replies: 37
Views: 13403

Re: NHBB & 60 Second rounds

I must say, other than the difficulty that went all over the place, I actually did like the 60 second rounds. If you could just control the difficulty more, and maybe remove the time limit, this is something that can be enjoyable.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu May 03, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8615

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

Redgrass1 wrote:If Ridgewood is hosting does that mean I can't play?
I may end up coming alone or with one other person, so if you can't get one, we have an open spot
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed May 02, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8615

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

Any Ideas for dates yet? Also, I have an all hard history packet that I wrote for a never-happened thing at DCC that I could give to you for this.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25705

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Ok, so as of now, the people who want to go to NASAT are myself, Paul hamilton, and maybe Brandon Roach and Jimmy Haubert from DCC. Sid from DCD said he wanted to go, but I have no idea on everyone else in the state. With that limited number of people, are tryouts really needed?
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8620

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

I, along with an entourage of DCC people, will without a doubt be coming to these.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

Please everyone, this is a tournament announcement, not a discussion. If you take issue with what I am doing, please Email or message me and I'll talk to you about anything you are concerned with. Other than that, please limit all posts to either signing up or comments directly involving this tourna...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

There are tons of uncertainties with online quizbowl as it is to ever run a tournament on it. Also, no offense, but you have no writing and editing experience so there's no guarantee that a tournament written by you will be worth playing. What I suggest instead is to write however many questions yo...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

And in all actuality, seeing that this is going to have a very limited venue, this set could still very well be played as an actual tournament.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

Horned Screamer wrote:You do realize you're talking to somebody who's been involved in the direction of 12 separate tournaments in this year alone, no?
Well good for you. Seeing as you have done that many, this really shouldn't matter.
This is my tournament, I will use it as I like.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

The quizbowl community is very receptive to awful ideas time and time again. Just look at the Quiz Bowl facebook group, which currently consists of 90% high schoolers yelling "TINYCHAT" over and over and over. You are making a lot of faulty assumptions though. Just because a set has tossu...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

I mean, there is always a need for questions, and more importantly, Skype quizbowl tournaments are a horrible idea and the fetishization of video chatting in quizbowl needs to end. I think the Skype League Madden runs is a terrible idea, and don't want to see it spread any further, much less see pe...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

Horned Screamer wrote:Why not just write this set and actually run it as a real tournament in the fall and actually make money off of it?
I wanted to make a skype tournament
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

Also, I will need readers, if you can read for this, please email me or post here, it'd be much apreciated.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

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

Field Nathaniel Boughner, 11, New Kent High School, Virginia. Skype name- NKBoughner Sameen Belal, Walter Johnson High School, Maryland. skype name: samssystem Tom Moore. Fisher Catholic, 10, Ohio, Skype Name- TDMoore7 Ammad Mansoor, 9th Grade, Pikeville High School, KY, Skype name ammad50 Qian Mei...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10729

High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

This is an announcemet for the First Anual HIgh School Skype Open, which will take place on June 29th and 30th. The questions will be written by myself and a few of my quizbowl companions. I intend for them to be fairly easy, as to be answerable by everyone who plays. Think HSAPQ, but a bit easier. ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25705

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Amon Goeth wrote:What do you mean by hooks?
The treaty of Aix La Chapelle ended the war of succesion in a country, what country was it?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25705

Re: Michigan 2011-12

So I would be more than willing to schedule and put together a NASAT tryout, does anyone have any idea where we could possibly host it and when? Seeing as we probably wont have that many interested people,we could do it on a Friday if there isnt a free saturday.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25705

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Is michigan sending a team to NASAT?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 21258

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

Im sure that the members of "Something Ambiguous A" would love to play this. Also, since this is open, will college players be eligible?
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational

Edit: I'm not very good at reading.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational

Not that it really matters, but I have myself going 3-4-1 in the first game. I'm guessing those other tossups went to my team mates stats on accident.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 13450

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Jimmy Haubert of DCC would like to claim the last spot.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 169757

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

tinioril wrote:Playing Campaign Mode in Age of Empires 2 has helped me with various history tossups.
Total war games have done that for me too, Ive gotten some strange geography stuff from names of cities in Rome Total war
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 169757

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I've gotten countless tossups on Imperial Rome (Post civil war) from Chronicles of the Roman Emperors by Chris Scarre, it's broken down really well and is actually interesting.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22955

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

Could you change the name of the cc team to something ambiguous? I'm getting some heat from DCC for signing up as the school, when we aren't going as the school.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25705

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Plan Rubber wrote:Have any HSAPQ sets been mirrored in Michigan this year? I'm not aware of any, but there could have been a tournament or two on them that I missed.
A few players at DCC have considered approaching our coach about hosting one, nothing official yet.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

The idea that quiz bowl is too easy because "you're too good" is narrow-minded and arrogant. If you didn't go to a powerhouse program like DCC, where your coaches more than likely tell you the canon, what comes up, and how they build off that to make you a stronger player, I'm sure you wo...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22955

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

whitesoxfan wrote:Graduation is optional.
I might be able to convince our Science player Brandon to skip, he's my year's valedictorian, and for some reason required to be at graduation.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22955

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

Dan-Don wrote:DCC officially registered, so there's 11 spots left in this field, as well as the Wildcat field.
Please note that this isn't the DCC A team. This is a scab team of people who can go because they don't have to participate in DCC's graduation.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 13450

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Is there any way that there could be a session in the summer? I can't do it during the school year because of homework and such. I realize that the summer is probably really inconvenient/a break time for quizbowl, but I would definitely do OSPL if it was offered during the summer. Myself and a few ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

current events in mACF (I don't really understand why this doesn't make the cut) Current events + packet submission = bad news. (ie, swarms of repeats on whatever was in the headlines immediately prior to the packet deadline) Oh the joys of trying to keep a libyan civil war tossup current when you ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

And, lest any of my "acolytes" or "disciples" pre-empt me, one of the many reasons that the Harvard approach to high school quizbowl is not going to work (in addition to ignoring the very reason that pyramidal tossups and progressive-difficulty bonuses exist and failing to expla...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

Though I suppose misonceptions about Bulgars are more common than I thought: Bonus: For ten points each, answer the following about a Roman Emperor: Bonus 1: This Spanish emperor, the namesake of both a forum and an arch, led his armies to extend Rome’s borders to its farthest ever. Answer: Trajan ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

What happened to tossups of acceptable length that start out with challenging clues for Top Teams, then progress down to clues for a greater and greater amount of teams, on answerlines that result in an acceptable range of convertibility for the entire high school spectrum? EDIT: What happened to w...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

as proper pyramidal questions with significant length should be able to distinguish between national teams, whether the tossup is on Charles the Bold or it is on George Washington. I suppose this comes down to width or depth. What you advocate is longer tossups with harder subject material early in...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

Colin, it sounds like you haven't really thought through, well, pretty much anything you've said. I would suggest that you take a little time to consider what would happen to your play experience if the difficulty level was similarly vamped up for areas that you don't know as much about--i.e. 99% o...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

Fortitudo Bologna wrote:
TheBulgarSlayer wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:There are already more sets being produced than weekends to run them on
Yeah, and those sets are all of equal quality and difficulty.
Good thing they aren't, because as stated in previous posts, I really like varying difficulty of different sets.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

Fortitudo Bologna wrote:Man, it's a good thing we have infinite resources like question writers and time to make these sets! Also, it sure is great that everybody is equally good at writing accessible, pyramidal questions!
Matt Weiner wrote:There are already more sets being produced than weekends to run them on
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

I don't desire a dichotomy, ... tournaments geared for top level teams. I don't understand! How do you have some tournaments geared for top level teams, some tournaments geared for not-top teams, and still not have a dichotomy?!? Because, my idea of a "dichotomy" is where bad teams answer...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

I don't desire a dichotomy, ... tournaments geared for top level teams. I don't understand! How do you have some tournaments geared for top level teams, some tournaments geared for not-top teams, and still not have a dichotomy?!? Because, my idea of a "dichotomy" is where bad teams answer...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13028

Re: Beyond the canon...

I don't desire a dichotomy, ... tournaments geared for top level teams. I don't understand! How do you have some tournaments geared for top level teams, some tournaments geared for not-top teams, and still not have a dichotomy?!? Because, my idea of a "dichotomy" is where bad teams answer...