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by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Soon, depending on whether our webmaster checks his email tonight or tomorrow. I'll post back here when I've got a link.
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

Chris -- Dude. Chill out. I never accused anyone of hating on our region (or of anything else), and I'm not sure why you decided to flip out on me like that (and act like it was the third time you'd called me out or something). Did you even read this thread? People were speculating whether the ranki...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

I feel certain, after this weekend, that Dorman would win most tournaments they played no matter where. I imagine most of those other teams listed would be competitive in any region, as well. I guess we'll see in May, if not sooner. So Dorman won first and third at the Gov's School tournament this ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08
Replies: 28
Views: 4982

How many is a few? And I'm not sure what you mean by southern, but we've got a big region, so it could be that those teams wouldn't be making the trip to Atlanta anyway, so it wouldn't have an impact on your tournament or theirs. Or that those teams would have reassessed whether making the trip to D...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

You could always, ya know, get better...

(Which I say only half-sarcastically. Dorman was really good when I played too, although maybe not at the level they're at now. Still, I believe just about any team can be beaten, and actually believing that is the first step.)
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

In the southeast we regularly see teams like (not including the aforementioned teams), MLK, Dorman A/B, James Island, Brindlee Mountain, Dunbar, Indian Springs, Ezell Harding, and Danville. There is no dearth of great teams in the Southeast. I think the mid-atlantic needs to get over its god mental...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Walton

Timed rounds or fewer rounds would have helped. Timed rounds have generally been opposed by most teams/coaches in our area (and many outside of it); in fact, I think I'm one of the few people who doesn't work for NAQT who actually favors them. So that's not really an option. We can certainly offer ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Hosts (Crossposted from Yahoo)
Replies: 24
Views: 6805

SCT Hosts (Crossposted from Yahoo)

NAQT has released their list of SCT hosts. I usually check this board, and not the Yahoo! group, so I had to be told by a teammate. For the benefit of others with similar tastes, the message was: Players and Coaches -- NAQT is pleased to announce the first list of four-year hosts of Sectional Champi...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I realize it's the offseason
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Also of note, the Pope is still Catholic.

I wish the Braves would just declare the Mike Hampton Experiment over with and not bank every single year on getting him back in the rotation. It's not like he was all that effective in the first place!
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

By the way, we are still taking registrations if any schools are interested and have not contacted us yet.
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Why Do Tournaments Start So Early?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

As a very late sleeper, I endorse the above post. I've staggered through way too many tournaments after too little sleep. But I doubt anything will change. Considering that people leaving early to get home at a decent hour seems to have become a major problem as of late, bumping back tournament star...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Charging Certain People Lots of Money at Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 3988

Hmm. Hate to break with the chorus, but I feel like I'm missing something: Is there a specific instance that has made this especially craw-sticking-worthy, or is it just a general trend? And what, specifically, is your proposed solution? I read it -- and I may be mistaken -- as saying that tournamen...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New ACF Rules
Replies: 90
Views: 25479

After not checking this thread awhile, I see I'm a bit late to the party, but I had a thought about the answer-correction debate. A problem with the policy of "Allow the answer to be corrected until the point the answer is complete" is this: It's often not at all clear when the answer is complete. T...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 18415

Why was the Andrew Hart packet (yes, I know he got heavily edited) so much easier than the others? I wondered that, myself. Honestly, if ACF Fall were all at this level (making it pretty much a novice- only tournament), I wouldn't have a problem; I probably wouldn't have played, but we would defini...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 16335

I've always kind of felt individual stats ended up rewarding good players on not-as-good teams anyway, regardless of format -- like you said, a team with four good players probably wouldn't have anybody with great stats anyway due to specialization and having to play "against" at least three other g...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Admiral Ackbar CC/Uni. (NAQT/PARFAIT III) (12/08/07)@ UA
Replies: 17
Views: 6728

What's the field look like for the PARFAIT mirror? I have no idea if we'd even be able to field any teams, but depending on who else will be there, I'm sure we'll consider it...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 16335

DarkMatter, I don't doubt what you're saying about being a much better team with a full complement of your best players there, and it's unfortunate we didn't get to find out. But you can't blame anyone for taking issue with claiming you would have "made the top 3 quite easily" even with all your pla...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Bryce Avery Memorial Open at NKC on 12-8-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

I hope you have secured a good attorney to defend yourself from the inevitable lawsuit (threat) from your namesake...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should elite teams play A-Series?
Replies: 13
Views: 4261

It seems like it wouldn't really be worth going to for a good team. I will say, when I was in high school, we went to a few tournaments with not great or crappy questions (typically house-written), and I was glad we got the extra chance to play. But I can't blame a coach for deciding it's not a good...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geodemographic marketing: mass vs. target markets
Replies: 32
Views: 9903

As far as affiliated tournaments goes, I think NAQT won't ever allow non-NAQT regular season tournaments to serve as nationals qualifiers. (State tournaments are OK because NAQT can't always get access to those, and more importantly, what kind of "national championship" would turn down a "state cham...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Not to sound snarky, but what about hosting a quizbowl tournament? And this could be an interscholastic event or even an intramural. There is nothing wrong with fundraising outside of tournaments. Oh, no, I wasn't saying there was. I think anything a team can do to raise money is great if the playe...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Not to sound snarky, but what about hosting a quizbowl tournament? And this could be an interscholastic event or even an intramural.
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Computer Packet Reads on Quizbowl Cast?
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:They're slightly hard to follow at first, but once you listen for a few minutes it sounds pretty much like a normal reader. Except when it really messes up a word (usually in the case of foreign names).
Of course, at most high school tournaments, that's just like a normal reader...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 28089

Let me review the teams: UCI A had Dwight, UCI B had Ray Anderson, UCLA A had Cliff, UCLA B had Ray Luo, UCLA C had Steve, USC A had Mark, USC B had Mik, Berkeley had Brett (easily their best undergrad player). If you had to run through that gauntlet of decent-to-good players as a novice, would you...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Berry College SE Early Bird (Sep 29, 2007)
Replies: 15
Views: 6393

Was this pretty much the same Alabama A team that went to ICT last year? Or new people?
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12720

I seem to recall the "Webmaster's Baby" that was long displayed at qunlimited.com was named Christopher Alexei Beall, or something like that (might have been Alexander as a middle name). I would assume the charity is named either for himself or his son. I would also not assume he's taking a tax dedu...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in an early season National quality tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 9259

DumbJaques wrote:Actually I think Charlie Dees is running two tournaments this year. If Charlie Dees can manage not to screw something up, surely you can to?
Has Charlie run tournaments before, though? (I don't know and am honestly curious.)
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Tournaments Using High School Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10254

Re: College Tournaments Using High School Questions

If you insist on running a tournament on high school questions, why not think about mirroring one of the better house-written tournaments? Thomas Jefferson, Richard Montgomery, and Governor's School all run well-written, 20/20 style tournaments that are obviously appropriate for new players but whi...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How much does your college NOT support quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 4604

What?!? Are you kidding? That's unbelievable. Is it just the building you wanted, or is it for the campus in general? It's nuts either way, although at least they used both "unfortunately" and "regretfully" to help soothe the sting... I can understand colleges not actively supporting programs -- the...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LOL old-timey questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3055

Haha thanks! Those wouldn't even make it in crappy HS (hell, middle school) tournaments these days -- and that's a Good Thing.

Also, y'all get an office? We have a closet and consider ourselves kinda fortunate to have kept that this long...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Season Opener (9/15/07)
Replies: 34
Views: 12455

Why does this thread get "Announcement" status?
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 9222

How many tournaments (college and HS) are y'all planning on hosting this year? Seems like an ambitious schedule so far for a fairly new program. (Nothing wrong with that of course!)
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: In some places sir names come before first names
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

You really shouldn't deny someone points based on not knowing which is the familial name. I tend to agree, although one could easily make the opposite argument; after all, we wouldn't take George if we really wanted Washington, so why should we ignore other cultures' traditions? Perhaps more direct...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

HS: Central (Macon), graduated 2004
College: UGA, graduating 2008 (that's where Athens comes in)
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58442

Despite a very active circuit in Georgia, we have few active posters on this board, which can be good or bad depending on your perspective. While this tends to lead to a Mid-Atlantic/Illinois bias on these boards, at least we've largely been spared the flameouts occasionally associated with members ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Intentional Neg
Replies: 29
Views: 9832

While NAQT doesn't seem to have a specific rule against it (at least that I can find), the spirit of several other rules seems to be that such a delay could be punished, and in fact, time could even be put back on the clock in such an event. It seems to me there's an important distinction between st...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gimmick rules at trash tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4639

I liked the screw in YDKJ, although I didn't use it often (since I knew most of the questions and it just seemed to add insult to injury for everybody else :wink:). It would be interesting to try in a quizbowl format, although the presence of the giveaway changes the equation (since, given non-terri...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip Beall to sponsor a Junior Nationals?
Replies: 15
Views: 5433

Do you think we had anything to do with it, or did he already have this idea in his head? Just my thought here, but I think you guys had a lot to do with it. He's been around a long time, and he's had at least one middle school team qualify for nationals before (several years ago--can't remember an...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip Beall to sponsor a Junior Nationals?
Replies: 15
Views: 5433

What this really means is that NAQT will create a middle school nationals in about 5 years, at which time: people will complain that NAC-MS isn't "real" middle school quizbowl (which, if such a thing existed, it would probably not be); NAQT will have to find a hotel in Chicago to accommodate 1,000 p...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about ACC football!
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: Let's talk about ACC football!

leftsaidfred wrote:I thought each of the major conferences deserved a discussion thread
I agree. My question is, what's that got to do with this thread?
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32728

The idea that anyone qualifies for the tournament on JV-level questions is news to me and is also somewhat unpalatable. If we're going to the benchmark scores proposition, then this makes sense. Either that or having different benchmarks for the "A" sets. But if these are open tournaments, the team...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32728

I think this is one thing Chip Beall gets kinda right, and has for a number of years. Two or three sites that are distant geographically (and perhaps temporally, to minimize graduation conflicts) with top teams advancing at NAQT's cost seems to be the easy and sensible idea. However, don't do as Chi...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Bowl teams in the South
Replies: 16
Views: 6582

Re: College Bowl teams in the South

Out of curiosity, do schools in the South like Duke, Vanderbilt, UNC, etc. have active and competitive quizbowl teams? The reason I ask is I have yet to find up to date home pages for any of these schools like the ones that Harvard, Stanford, and Chicago have for instance. Also, I see that none of ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri May 25, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 40861

I don't know how much question-specific discussion would be useful here, but FWIW, I thought the Newfoundland tossup was pretty good, and -- since it was probably part of this history distribution rather than geography -- had clues wholly appropriate to that subject. Perhaps the third sentence could...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 23, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 79
Views: 27494

The same could be argued about other subjects as well. Literature in an academic setting isn't just about who wrote what work with what characters in what year. It's about analyzing the work, studying the reason it was written, studying its themes, etc. Political science isn't just about who rules ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat May 19, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State University HS Tournament (11/3/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 6595

We're planning to do our high school tournament at UGA on Oct. 13. We may be far enough away and draw from different enough areas where it's not an issue, but it might help you draw more Georgia teams (and us possibly get some Florida teams?) if you went with the November date.
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri May 18, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 40861

More germanely to this thread, here is a proposal: CUT format may not be a bad idea, but it should be used on novice-level collegiate questions, not on high school questions, because collegiate players should never play high school questions. Discuss. I agree with that, but... until NAQT produces I...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu May 17, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The random video links thread
Replies: 14
Views: 4640

I'm told this is an actual TV commercial in Montgomery.
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 16, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NICKELODEON GAMESHOWS ARE THE FUCKING SHIT
Replies: 68
Views: 27107

Dude, chill. I'm the last person to criticize anybody for that stuff. But seriously, when your signature says I put the "stud" in "study" , you're just asking for somebody to take a big steaming virtual crap on you for something... I've got no problem when people use the word fuck, but when somebody...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 16, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 12572

At least for the varsity state tournament, there's a "one team per school" rule that means the only consequence will be more participants. But yeah, invitational hosts will have to weigh the (probably small but not insignificant) financial possibilities of making the change.