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by etchdulac
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 5929

Re: FIFAS Annoucement

Someday, I may be disciplined enough to produce a soccer history set. But that day is not today.
by etchdulac
Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 13248

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Hi, all Advertising myself (everything but sports), previous teams and standings: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/team.jsp?team_id=93764 https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/team.jsp?team_id=119423 Available together or split, and overall a delight to all who have ever met us PM'd / Emailed
by etchdulac
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Steven

Congratulations to Katy Taylor, winners of the ICT-D2 portion of Texas Invitational IX on Sunday. Taylor won the first game of an advantaged final over Plano West, going 10-1 on the day, winning 10 straight after a first-prelim loss. Runner-up Plano West went 9-3, while third-place DCC and fourth-pl...
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Steven

Congratulations to Chattahoochee A, winners of Saturday's Stevenson portion of Texas Invitational. Hooch won a one-game final over Detroit Catholic Central, 300-265. Both teams went 12-1 in prelims, with DCC winning their first matchup, 330-290, and DCC losing late in the day to Plano West, 320-315....
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Texas Invitational IX, 4/14-15 (ICTD2 / Stevenson) live trac

Follow results from this weekend's Texas Invitational via this link.
by etchdulac
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College QB In the News
Replies: 7
Views: 4270

Re: College QB In the News

UT Dallas: https://www.utdallas.edu/news/2018/4/9-32914_Not-a-Trivial-Pursuit-Comet-Quiz-Bowl-Team-Preps-f_story-sidebar.html Don't know about the rest of them, but one of them didn't involve NAQT -- it exists because I have some latitude to occasionally cover stories outside of behavioral and brai...
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

Sidenote: The Michael McStravick on the A&M team at this event is the father of Tyler McStravick, the #2 scorer at the 2015 MSNCT behind William Golden and current junior at St. Thomas.
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 46831

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Where you have Plano East, you mean Plano West.
by etchdulac
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)

Registered Teams (SMT 14/NAQT 18): (Updated 4/11) Carnegie Vanguard (0/1) Chattahoochee (GA) (2/2) Colleyville Heritage (1/1) Crystal Springs Uplands (CA) (1/0) DeBakey (1/1) Detroit Catholic Central (MI) (1/1) Hoover (AL) (1/1) LASA (0/2) Louisiana Pelicans (1/1) North Gwinnett (GA) (1/1) Plano Wes...
by etchdulac
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 3506

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

Thanks for putting this together. It will be interesting to observe.

Quick nitpick: the 50th team has an extra N in it. It's just Beckendorff.
by etchdulac
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Texas Invitational IX, April 14-15, 2018 (ICTD2 / Stevenson)

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will host its ninth annual Texas Invitational Weekend of Quiz Bowl on April 14-15, 2018. The weekend will include a mirror of the NAQT ICT Division II set and the Stevenson Memorial Tournament . Location: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. Registration will close ...
by etchdulac
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Alternatives to the phrase "good quizbowl"
Replies: 8
Views: 3291

Re: Alternatives to the phrase "good quizbowl"

I have had some success with saying "modern quizbowl" to suggest the game has evolved. People may be less offput by hearing a suggestion that "this format you've been using for decades is out of date" rather than "what you're doing is in and of itself bad." I imagine it will still rub some people th...
by etchdulac
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 5929

FIFAS Annoucement

If you're looking for another writer, let me know via PM.
by etchdulac
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Obituary: Candace Benefiel (Texas A&M)
Replies: 1
Views: 2509

Obituary: Candace Benefiel (Texas A&M)

It is with great sadness that Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance announces the passing of Candace Benefiel at age 60 following a fight with cancer. Candace worked with TQBA as a mentor and advisor since its founding and served as faculty sponsor of the Texas A&M Quiz Bowl program. From 2003 to 2007, Texas A&M...
by etchdulac
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: State tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Re: State tournaments

So, mostly, I'm wondering how other state organizations handle their state championship tournaments. Do teams have to qualify for it? Is it open invitation? In Texas, Middle School state remains open invitation due to statewide circuit size. We run Championship, Open and Elementary divisions there;...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 13058

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

How can we (as a group of nice intellectuals) be including of teams who have no idea what good quiz bowl is without destroying them at the same time? Every time a chip team comes to a pyramidal tournament in IN, they get obliterated, and go back to bad quiz bowl. Try to funnel any interested conver...
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 27549

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Can someone confirm for me which teams are carrying losses into tomorrow's final eight?
by etchdulac
Wed May 31, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 44966

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Just to give Jakob's achievement at HSNCT some context, I dug through the stats of all Top 4-finishing HSNCT teams since 2006 (when playoff individual stats became available). In terms of percentage of points scored by one player for a team finishing that high, there's only one comparable performanc...
by etchdulac
Mon May 29, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Thanks to Erik Nelson and his Play Quiz Bowl writing team for a really great set, and all the readers who stuck around. Good times were had.
by etchdulac
Fri May 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 24838

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Dr. Ugolini and I intend to play this directly after scrimmages. Do we need to do anything more formal than this to register?

Edit: Added us to the spreadsheet if that is helpful at all.
by etchdulac
Wed May 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 24838

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Also eager to see where this ends up on the schedule.
by etchdulac
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Travel to HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: Travel to HSNCT

Seconded -- the Airport is at one end of MARTA, and your straight shot to downtown is 15-20 minutes. Reaching MARTA from the terminal is straightforward. Reaching your hotel from your exit station should only require a sense of direction.
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Re: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhow

Full statistics from the weekend in Houston can be found at our website.
by etchdulac
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Re: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhow

Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central, the overall champions of Texas Invitational VIII, and to Katy Taylor, winners of Sunday's NAQT ICT D-II mirror. Texasquizbowl.org will have Sunday stats online soon.
by etchdulac
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)

Those interested in following Texas Invitational VIII from afar, or keeping tabs on your opponents between rounds, can view our Live Tracker spreadsheet this weekend.
by etchdulac
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 7475

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

TQBA does not allege a systemic issue.
by etchdulac
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)

Registration for Texas Invitational VIII will close at midnight CT at the end of March 31.
If you intend to participate, please register through this online form.
by etchdulac
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 12
Views: 9607

Re: 2017 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-28, Atlanta

With the waitlist for HSNCT at 18 as of this morning, are there any practical barriers to expansion to 288 teams, now that the conditions for expansion have been met?
by etchdulac
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)

The top six teams in the midseason poll (and the top four teams in the hsqbrank midseason rankings) will be at Texas Invitational VIII. If you'd like to join us for our weekend of quizbowl, please let us know as soon as possible. Initial registration can be done through our Google form.
by etchdulac
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 39746

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

And I know for sure that UT-Dallas wouldn't have since I staffed at that site and they fielded a full a team in D2. There may be confusion on this, but my understanding is that UT Dallas did not receive an autobid for hosting because TQBA was the actual host and provided the staff. No autobid was g...
by etchdulac
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)

Congratulations to Oklahoma A and Texas B, the Division I and Division II Champs of the South Sectional.

Stats can be found here.
by etchdulac
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)

This SCT goes forward tomorrow with the following field of 20 teams: Division I: Louisiana Tech A, Oklahoma A, Rice, Texas A, Texas A&M A Division II: Louisiana Tech B, LSU A, LSU B, North Texas, Oklahoma B, Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma State A, Oklahoma State B, Texas A&M B, Texas B, Texas C, Texas D...
by etchdulac
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)

We are switching our Saturday set from the previously chosen Delta Burke set to the recently announced Eisenhower Memorial Tournament.
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5249

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

Hey person from out of state here, I was thinking about going to Texas Invitational and I noticed that one of the sets being played is Delta Burke. In past this tournament has been run on college regular difficulty sets, right? I have also read Delta Burke from past years and although I do think it...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

NAQT South SCT at UT Dallas (2/4/17)

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will conduct the South NAQT Sectional on February 4, 2017 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Fees and discounts as determined by NAQT: Base fee: $125 for the first team from a school; $100 for second or subsequent teams New school discount: $20 per team Experienced Staffe...
by etchdulac
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII field update

Field as of 4/7/17: Barrington Carnegie Vanguard (Sunday only) Chattahoochee A (Sunday only) Chattahoochee B (Sunday only) Cinco Ranch DeBakey (Sunday only) Dorman Detroit Catholic Central Ed Clark Hunter LASA Louisiana Pelicans "Ohio Country" "Preston Hollow" (Sunday only) Seven Lakes (Sunday only)...
by etchdulac
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)
Replies: 13
Views: 6423

Texas Invitational VIII (April 8-9, 2017)(ICTD2/Eisenhower)

Texas Quiz Bowl will host its eighth annual Texas Invitational Weekend of Quiz Bowl on April 8-9, 2017. The weekend will include a mirror of the 2017 NAQT ICT Div II and the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament. Location: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. Registration will close at the end of ...
by etchdulac
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1712

Re: Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)

Mnemosyne wrote:Note that LSU A defeated LSU B in a coin flip after they were both pulled over on the way to the tournament and chose to coin flip their match against each other instead of delay the tournament significantly.
Clock management has been a problem for LSU today.
by etchdulac
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 31306

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

Token mention for the old folks of A&M winning 2006 ACF Nats over a Seth/Selene Chicago team, a Kemezis/Westbrook Michigan team, a Sorice-led Illinois team, and several other solid groups.
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 41083

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Cool - all there now. Thanks!
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 41083

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Will the final two rounds from Stables and Birds be posted? Only five games were updated there.

Also, what was the missing playoff result between TJ A and Westview?
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20297

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Old People fun was had. Gracias.
by etchdulac
Tue May 24, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 19071

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

You have everything you'd need from Texas there already. Thanks!
by etchdulac
Mon May 23, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 40392

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

AKKOLADE wrote:Yes! I finished my finals last week, so I'm going to get back to collecting stats and working on this over the next couple of weeks.
Should we still hope to see these in the next few days?
by etchdulac
Sun May 08, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!
Replies: 25
Views: 11337

Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Congrats to Longfellow A and Middlesex A on an intense final, and to the Middlesex program as a whole on a truly impressive weekend.
by etchdulac
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 40392

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Thanks for the update!
by etchdulac
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 40392

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Hey, Fred. Do you anticipate having these complete in what remains of March?
by etchdulac
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 37880

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

vishdog101 wrote:I'm just surprised Texas didn't get an A to an A-.
We appreciate the positive recognition we received from Chris, but acknowledge our work is far from done here.
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events
Replies: 19
Views: 6879

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

Is it possible that that journalist could be a quizbowl player? I don't know of any journalism majors or freelance writers among the community, but they have to be out there somewhere, right? So, yeah... the problem isn't finding the writer. The problem is finding an interested outlet, as Chris exp...