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by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dust off those party hats... ICT discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4270

Re: Dust off those party hats... ICT discussion

What teams will be undergrad-eligible? I'm pretty sure Billy said FSU would be, and we'll be... who else?
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5577

Re: CBI Regionals!

OK, Chris, I admit I shortchanged your post with my "summary". It was more of a general impression than anything, but I apologize for that. I did read your post, and you made some good points -- but a lot of it also seemed more angry than anything else. I intended to make the point that what Harry (...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5577

Re: CBI Regionals!

I made sure to get email addresses of all of the teams that did nothing but CBI so I can let them know about upcoming NAQT/ACF events, and they all seemed interested. This is a good thing that productively enlarges the circuit. CBI IS EVIL! ANGRY! SMASH! This isn't. For what it's worth, even if all...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5577

Re:

I'm going to CBI just to spite UGA Haha, not sure I understand how that works, but since you brought it up... Since we beat y'all at ACF Fall, and you beat us at SCT... doesn't that make CBI the effective regular-season tiebreaker? I mean, kind of? Not to burst your bubble but at ACF Fall you lost ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58455

I predict we will have multiple tossups about how to serve clams...

Only kidding, of course. We look forward to seeing everyone. It should be a very competitive tournament.
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33722

See, it seems to me like there are a lot less tournaments in the fall then in the spring. While that is not a good idea to significantly move ACF regionals, maybe something like Cardinal Classic, TIT, or who knows what might be better served moving up earlier in the year for say October or somethin...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dual participation in high school and college quizbowl?
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Yeah, you could definitely play for the college. NAQT explicitly allows in at http://www.naqt.com/collegiate-eligibility.html (section C-6) and implicitly endorses it in FAQ #18 at http://www.naqt.com/eligibility-faq.html. I think it's certainly ethical, and based on those sources, it's also legal. ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33722

I wonder what would happen if regionals were before SCT? Hmm. If anything, I would say being later would help, although that would likely involve either "competing" with CBI or running into spring breaks. The only reason I say that is because, at least this year, the "no penalty" packet deadline wa...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Field (slightly) updated, along with this: We have been able to reserve a couple extra rooms, so I'm going to re-open varsity registration. We won't be able to take a whole lot more teams, though, so if you're on the fence, please register soon to ensure a spot in the field. It looks like there is s...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untimed NAQT
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Worth noting, though, is that reading all 24 tossups in a timed match is pretty rare. It's much more common to read in the 19-22 area, and I believe NAQT's standard is for readers in timed matches to average about 20 TUs/match. The untimed = 20 TU standard is based on equalizing timed and untimed ma...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8744

Another improvement (again from talking to my wife) would be if NAQT (or ACF or whomever) created a website for entering and paying for tournaments. It is difficult for her as a student affairs person to write a check to a different person or club for each tournament (each name has to be individual...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8744

wd4gdz wrote:I'm going to CBI just to spite UGA
Haha, not sure I understand how that works, but since you brought it up...

Since we beat y'all at ACF Fall, and you beat us at SCT... doesn't that make CBI the effective regular-season tiebreaker? I mean, kind of?
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II, Community Colleges and the ICT
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Division II, Community Colleges and the ICT

So I know this has been discussed before, but since it's been awhile, and since that's never stopped anyone anyway, I'd like to talk about something. I think Division II should have at least as many ICT bids as Division I -- a full 32. I don't think that 25% of the field should be reserved for commu...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8744

Aaron Kashtan wrote:I'm not attending CBI Regionals. Once was more than enough.
Although you must admit, you were a helluva CBI player. No Jason Mueller, but still...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Field Update/Varsity Registration Closed

I have more news regarding this tournament. First, our Varsity field is now closed . We will continue to take teams on a waiting list to replace any teams that drop (as someone always does). In Junior Varsity, we will be able to accommodate TWO more teams, as of right now. After that, we will again ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bid prediction
Replies: 41
Views: 7212

I'm curious how the Southeast Div. 1 teams will shake out. Of the five teams in the upper bracket, Vandy (D1 winner) and UGA A (UG winner) should get in automatically. Of the other three, UF A and UTC have virtually the same bonus conversion, but finished 2 and 3 games (respectively) behind FSU, whi...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Submission Requirements: The High Cost of Quality
Replies: 22
Views: 4274

It seems a lot of the Seth/Ryan debate revolves around a different understanding of what the packet penalty is. Is it a punishment/incentive for the writer(s) (in which case, prorating the cost based on team size, at least to a point, makes sense), or is it a form of compensation to the editor(s) fo...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Submission Requirements: The High Cost of Quality
Replies: 22
Views: 4274

Well, writing a packet is almost always going to be something that is at least partially done for the good of the tournament and not economic interests. The time required to produce even 20/20 is almost never worth the $50 or probably even $150 you could stand to save on packet discounts. This assu...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14237

Weekend at Bernadette's wrote:...it disappoints me that so many end up being "name these minor prophets"...
I'm not a religion specialist by any means, but man do I hate those questions.
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT timing policy
Replies: 20
Views: 3816

Separate toss-ups and bonuses before starting the game. The two to three seconds you save by not flipping pages every time you go from one to the other can very easily add up to an additional tossup/bonus cycle you can fit in. Absolutely. And this works even in untimed matches, only instead of givi...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post-2008 SCT General NAQT Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4628

I think part of what limits hosting is that a lot of people really want to play Sectionals. Comments on this board notwithstanding, it's one of the major (and, IMHO, one of the better) events of the year, and skipping out on playing it isn't really attractive to a lot of people. Another thing is tha...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13472

NoahMink

Thanks again for doing this.
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14237

That being said, it still was not a great decision to limit discussion. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I'm going to soon set up a temporary invite-only message board where Sectionals can be discussed openly to get around this problem. This is a great idea, and far more productive use of time th...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9859

It is not obscure that d1 and d2 packets share questions. An experienced program like Florida State should definitely be aware of this. I don't doubt that they were. But, for the past few years, NAQT has had a policy that the shared questions would be in the same round in each division. It was just...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9859

You would join right after I said that...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9859

I'll tell you what our D2 team told me. (None of them read this board.) This is what I was able to gather during the time between the D1 awards and the D2 playoff, so if I have some details wrong, I apologize -- I think the basic story is accurate, though. As far as I can gather, after the round beg...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT timing policy
Replies: 20
Views: 3816

Re: NAQT timing policy

Accepting as a premise that the clock is here to stay, here are some suggestions for making sure games don't end after 13 tossups: 1) There should be a rule requiring that all games go through tossup 18 regardless of when the clock goes off. That seems reasonable to me, even as a fan of timed match...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Field Update

A couple updates: First, the current field looks like this: VARSITY Crescent Hebron Christian Central Gwinnett Sequoyah Alpharetta South Gwinnett Brookwood - 2 Norcross Heritage JR. VARSITY Crescent Hebron Christian Central Gwinnett - 2 Sequoyah Alpharetta Brookwood - 2 Norcross We are still taking ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl (1/26/08) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 13
Views: 4337

Wait, congrats for averaging 42 PPG? Charlie says it best -- winning beats losing, but losing beats not playing (that's a rough paraphrase). We should be glad to see new teams on the circuit, especially from a group of colleges that has been all but absent from circuit quizbowl. I'm happy about it,...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC qualifying tournaments...
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

UGA's Tournament at the Arch on March 1 in Athens, GA, is a PACE qualifier. We'll have a field update coming in the next day or two, and are still taking registrations. Dr. Chuck, do PACE rules preclude us from using a single-elimination playoff, or is that in reference to having the entire tournam...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6467

Oh, and let me share one of my favorite examples of "how not to answer a foreign language question". It's a couple years old so I may have forgotten the details, but I think the player gave an answer like "Les Femmes d'Avignon" for "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon". He tried to argue that it meant the sam...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6467

Much like in literature, (original) foreign language titles should always be accepted. Also, since many art titles weren't assigned by the artist, we should be even more lenient on those. (For example, an answer line for a certain van Eyck work that I've often seen reads something like "accept anyth...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT Sectional Announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Question set overlap

However, NAQT will be offering the DII Sectionals set to hosts that want to run end-of-year, regional, high school tournaments for nationals-caliber teams. Phil Blessman's Midwest Championship is already planning to use the set for that purpose. I think this is a great idea, and certainly preferabl...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Quizbowl questions should not explicitly cite sources unless either the nature of the source is itself a clue, which is never the case for wikipedia... What about something like, "According to Wikipedia, this former editor of The Tennesseean was thought to be involved in both Kennedy assassinations...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Yeah, copy-paste would be a definite (and hopefully obvious) violation of the spirit and rules of packet submission. But beyond that, I would think Wikipedia is probably an OK source for trash (maybe because it's one of the only sources...), but one that should probably double-checked if you're not ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 4388

Nathan, thanks for the link, but web hosting wasn't the problem -- it was an issue of getting the reports from our stats-keeper. Anyway, we've gotten that taken care of, so here are the STATS . We appreciate everyone's patience with us getting this taken care of. We'll be changing our stats procedur...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Questions for NAQT about SCTs
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Matt,

Will IS-74 (CC SCT question set) overlap with the Division II SCT as has been the case in the past? I haven't seen any statement either way on this (sorry if I've missed it).
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9859

It may not have any bearing on your team, but do you (or does anyone) know if the SCT D-II set will include some questions from IS-74 (the CC sectionals set), as it has in years past? I hope the answer is no, because of the numerous security issues (especially with at least one high school tournamen...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QB'er on Jeopardy tonight
Replies: 19
Views: 2915

rchschem wrote:FJ was a hose.
OK, so my curiosity is piqued. Can somebody please post this? (I guess I can wait until 8 PT/11 ET, though, for the West Coast fans...)
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey: stop running high school tournaments for colleges
Replies: 68
Views: 16705

So I hate to post twice in such short succession but I just read Fred's interview with R and something struck me, relevant to this discussion. NAQT is routinely behind on its production work; if members have spare time, they should be writing and editing questions for overdue sets rather than postin...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey: stop running high school tournaments for colleges
Replies: 68
Views: 16705

Will devising a "calendar" where people claim dates for tournaments help in anyway? I mean, right now, it seems like it's established that certain tournaments will take place only on certain dates. However, it seems to me that if we establish like a semi-official calendar or something, we can avoid...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3682

by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31428

Fair point, although I think the "go to more tournaments" solution was to solve the specific problem of weird-looking team rankings, and not as a catch-all "here's what Indiana needs to do". It is certainly a more valid solution than adding fictional games between A and B teams. (Also, coaches and p...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Citizendium
Replies: 22
Views: 5811

Google ups the ante yet again

(Meanwhile, Wikipedia and Citizendium heads both respond with total negativity...)
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58455

I think its a "strategy" of some GA coaches to downplay their teams on purpose. Theres not really much uneducated guessing going on. The Lou Holtz strategy - beg off, even when you're the better team. I would (possibly) pay money to watch either of those coaches give a Holtz-style "pep talk". Maybe...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5235

OK, so on to Plan B. Stats are available here.

Very sorry it took so long.
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Citizendium
Replies: 22
Views: 5811

Marx Keep in mind that this is not an "approved" article. I too would be wary of letting this article stand as it is, but it's just one of the many articles in the works. The ones that have actually been approved are few in number, but look quite good. In general, this seems to be true of "Featured...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A serious question about Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

I would also guess they have their own writing staff -- it's a primetime US network TV show, after all. IMDB credits several writers and at least one researcher, so that seems to support the theory.
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Citizendium
Replies: 22
Views: 5811

I've seen it before and I think it's essentially one of the founders of Wikipedia got disgruntled and decided to make a site more in tune with his philosophy. Other than some approval from "experts", I can't imagine it's much different than Wikipedia, so (at least in my opinion) I would say either b...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14857

I don't know if it's the cause of the problems Jerry mentioned, but I think ToStrikeInfinitely has a good point. It's pretty hard for inexperienced writers (not sure if that's what Dartmouth is, but well, I guess I am) to gauge how difficult clues are. I think it's easy to write at levels below wher...