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Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:27 am
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
vcuEvan wrote:
scquizbowl wrote:We are now in town for the NAC tournament. Our first two JV games are at 6:00 and 6:45 tonight, with the second against John Cooper. On Saturday, we play at 11:20, 12:40, and 3:10, but then we don't play again until 7pm :roll:.

We are getting ready, but we haven't gone to the college yet.
In the interim you should try to catch a blender infomercial for some quick but effective studying.
:chip: canon expansion: "Name the item being blended."

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:19 pm
by scquizbowl
We have been going all day, and we still haven't won a game in 5 matches. As I said, this is a rebuilding year for us, as we didn't bring our top players here (because we played as JV). I did get to see some of the Junior Nationals. One of the weirdest questions I have ever heard was this gem (from a Junior Nationals game): "Name the 3 U.S. cities where the World's Fair and the National Academic Championship took place." They gave a list of the cities where it was held, and the team that answered got it right.

There have been many more music questions, today also. There have been at least 3 of them in every game. Many were classical, but we had a music question on the Statler Brothers, and another on David Bowie. It seems like there's 2-3 a game on mythology.

Chip is his normal self, but he has the guy that won "Who Wants To Be A Game Show Host" in his room. He ran our match. We played against teams from NJ, MT, NE, and TX, among others.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:40 pm
by gyre and gimble
scquizbowl wrote:One of the weirdest questions
So you mean like, a really crappy question right?

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:53 am
by jdeliverer
gyre and gimble wrote:
scquizbowl wrote:One of the weirdest questions
So you mean like, a really crappy question right?
There are no crappy questions, only crappy answers.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:06 am
by scquizbowl
Yeah, we won a game, but they actually have a good rule. You have to have a winning record to make the playoffs. In JV, if you are two games ahead of everyone else, you automatically win. There was one team from Washington state wearing funny hats, and there was a protest in the game that I saw. I did see several Junior Nationals games, and the questions varied from very easy to very hard.

I might be attending a few of the playoff games today, so I'll write you a report.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:12 pm
by ceejay
Longfellow A won the Junior NAC at Marymount. One especially good question asked what the internet term that was the 12th letter of the alphabet followed by the number 8 followed by the 18th letter of the alphabet meant. I hope I can go to PACE next year as TJ D or something.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:01 pm
by Sir Thopas
ceejay wrote:Longfellow A won the Junior NAC at Marymount. One especially good question asked what the internet term that was the 12th letter of the alphabet followed by the number 8 followed by the 18th letter of the alphabet meant. I hope I can go to PACE next year as TJ D or something.
That's the spirit!

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:09 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sir Thopas wrote:
ceejay wrote:Longfellow A won the Junior NAC at Marymount. One especially good question asked what the internet term that was the 12th letter of the alphabet followed by the number 8 followed by the 18th letter of the alphabet meant. I hope I can go to PACE next year as TJ D or something.
That's the spirit!
I've tried so hard to get our worthless middle schools to start a team, to no avail. We can't compete with TJ's feeder programs! Hmph.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:22 pm
by jonpin
scquizbowl wrote:Yeah, we won a game, but they actually have a good rule. You have to have a winning record to make the playoffs. In JV, if you are two games ahead of everyone else, you automatically win. There was one team from Washington state wearing funny hats, and there was a protest in the game that I saw. I did see several Junior Nationals games, and the questions varied from very easy to very hard.

I might be attending a few of the playoff games today, so I'll write you a report.
Man, it's so awesome that their JV tournament is using a rule which has been standard practice at many HS and college tournaments for several years.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:35 am
by scquizbowl
Smithtown East wins the Washington phase of the NAC, as they beat Manheim Township in the final.

http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm#wash

Chicago is going on now.

http://www.qunlimited.com/schedch10.htm

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:10 am
by the return of AHAN
scquizbowl wrote:Smithtown East wins the Washington phase of the NAC, as they beat Manheim Township in the final.

http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm#wash
Allow me to summarize the article on the junior nationals portion of the DC tournament:

"ZOMG!!! Longfellow knows everything and I want to adopt them!"
:grin:
I laugh because I've met Jon L. and he's likely uncomfortable with the pedestal he's been placed upon. Having said that, I firmly believe he WILL terrorize the high school ranks for the next 4 years.


Congratulations to Coach Huang and his excellent team!

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:22 pm
by scquizbowl
Doing some investigative reporting, I have found out Harrison (IN) has won the JV competition. They won New Orleans and Chicago.

Here's an article about it.

http://www.jconline.com/article/2010061 ... /100614029

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:59 pm
by AKKOLADE
I've heard Zionsville won, with Parkersburg finishing second.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:17 pm
by scquizbowl
They have done the recap for the Chicago phase, as they called Westchester the most competitive county in all of quiz bowl. You have to scroll down to see it. Parkersburg and Zionsville split a $2,000 check :lol: courtesy of the Muller Foundation.

I remember when they gave away $15,000-$20,000 scholarships.

http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:17 pm
by jonpin
I like the Panglossian title of "The Best of All Possible Moderating Staffs". :roll: :chip:

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:26 am
by Carambola!
"White Plains led 70-25 after the Warm-Up Round of their quarterfinal match with Klein. Neither team took control in the bonus round, as the first three bonuses were splits, then White Plains netted 30, given the title of the Spanish edition of Hemingway books, and identifying the original English titles. Klein then netted 30 on COOKING 101."

SOUNDS LEGIT

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:09 am
by jdeliverer
Hey, translating "las nieves del kilimanjaro" is REAL knowledge

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:24 am
by kayli
jdeliverer wrote:Hey, translating "las nieves del kilimanjaro" is REAL knowledge
Team: The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
:chip: : I'm sorry that's The Snows of the Kilimanjaro.

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:46 pm
by Nick
Does anyone know how many total teams attended the NAC this year across the three locations?