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by Phil Castagna
Sat May 08, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT IRC Playtesting Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: CULT IRC Playtesting Schedule

Would be glad to help out, but am somewhat illiterate as to where the channel is. Cannot seem to find it on slashnet website. Any assistance is appreciated at prcastagna at hotmail dot com.

Thanks,
Phil
by Phil Castagna
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)

It was the Andy Sidaris Spectacular.

Phil Castagna
Georgetown 1995-99
by Phil Castagna
Wed May 28, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Re: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!

Guess this is the best place to post congrats. Last night's game, coming back in Double Jeopardy with both Daily Doubles gone to retake the lead was one of the more exciting games I'd seen in a while.

Phil Castagna, former Georgetown and Villanova
by Phil Castagna
Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 22181

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

Sorry to be a little out of the loop, but could someone do a post (or email me at prcastagna at hotmail dot com) that explains the experimental intricacies of this tourney? Were there changes other than the 20-15-10 structure of tossups and the "Khon Hoc" drafting of teams? Thanks, Phil Castagna (fo...
by Phil Castagna
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgetown?
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Georgetown?

They seem to have fallen dormant, but they did have an active circuit team for many years, and I was a member of those teams. If you would care to email me at prcastagna at hotmail dot com, I can tell you some more specifics that I know and possibly that there are buzzer systems and old questions ly...
by Phil Castagna
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Too Ironic
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Too Ironic

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3110361

Apparently there is a "tournament" called the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) - that will stage a championship for teams that did not make the NCAAs or the NIT.

That is all,
Phil
by Phil Castagna
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 21352

Theme Packets in General

For years, I skipped the theme packet Saturday night at TRASHionals, even if there were packets on subjects I liked, because without the "built-in" idea of losing to keep people from negging all the time, they were no fun to play. When I did play, there were usually six words read before someone wou...
by Phil Castagna
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gimmick rules at trash tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4292

The screw rule...

I remember playing this at Andy Goss's singles trash tourney, but the question wasn't finished out. Therefore, the first person to use it just was retaliated against by the screwee, and it just was a pain. I don't think it serves much purpose in a full-room game to finish out the question, since mos...
by Phil Castagna
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Objects of Interest
Replies: 46
Views: 16687

Keenans

Flax, Actually, Craig's 1st TRASHionals actually was TRASHionals III in Cleveland. It used to be held on CBI weekend, so Craig was not there. IIRC, you could play TRASHionals for $1 if you turned down your CBI bid, and we were very close my junior year to winning the CBI region, and we might have co...
by Phil Castagna
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Objects of Interest
Replies: 46
Views: 16687

TRASHionals Undergrads and other musings

At TRASHionals II (1999) in State College, an all-undergrad team (but not from the same school) won TRASHionals (Kenny Peskin, Anthony DeJesus, Ryan Seibel, don't remember the 4th). The same year, my team finished 3rd as an all-undergrad team (yes, I was in college once!) I don't think that could ha...
by Phil Castagna
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ABD (and mirrors) discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5460

"Gimmick" Rules

I think the problem with the "Gimmick" Rules, is that people play so few tournaments, especially trash, that they are reluctant to fool around with them on the limited sets of questions on which they do get to play. While I have played in some sink/steal tournaments (fun, but breeds resentment and "...
by Phil Castagna
Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS @ Maryland - 1/28
Replies: 6
Views: 3972

ASS

Well, last time I played in a Maryland Trash Tourney, the initials stood for Andy Sedearis Spectacular. I thought the set and the themes were good. Writing in theme is very difficult, and I thought that the writing was pretty good overall. I thought that the answer choices were good, as the amount o...
by Phil Castagna
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters 12/2/06: preliminary announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 4137

TM 2006

Who actually won the tournament, if Greg was out buying a new Wii

Phil
by Phil Castagna
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 30642

Worst Question

For the dinosaurs out there.... The "Hare Krishna - Muppet Movie" running gag of..... 1. Who wrote Paradise Lost? the next year - Who wrote "Who wrote Paradise Lost"? 2 years later - Who wrote "Who wrote "Who wrote Paraside Lost"? To explain, #1 was the in toto tossup at a modified ACF tournament at...
by Phil Castagna
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SEC tournament?
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

NAQT 1997-99

I don't remember any conference-type affiliation then. At Georgetown, we'd be playing teams like Maryland, GW. and UVA that John Thompson habitually ducked. We'd have fared better against Cal-State Sacramento, Southern University - New Orleans, St. Leo's, Rider, or any of the other cupcakes JT used ...
by Phil Castagna
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 12313

Trash answers

Being "unfamiliar" is different from being able to come up with the correct answer in a 5-second time frame. I am "familiar" with many bands, but being able to pull a correct answer on a band that doesn't have a big-time hit single is a tough endeavor, where lack of depth of knowledge can be exploit...
by Phil Castagna
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal trashy distribution?
Replies: 32
Views: 13480

Trash Distribution

Well, To answer Jerry et al., I've never heard of Battlefield 1942 or Diablo (I'm under 30). I am vaguely aware that Warcraft is a game of some sort, and I've never played any Sim or Civ game in my life. I would however, answer a question on any Mike Tyson fighter in about 7 words. I just think this...
by Phil Castagna
Tue May 09, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Theory of Tiebreakers
Replies: 30
Views: 29483

Total Points

My problem with total points is when the concept of a clock is in play, this can get skewed. I applaud NAQT's efforts to get experienced and "professional" moderators at tournament sites, but many of them simply cannot get through 28/28 a round, or 14/14 for a 9-minute interval (myself included - I ...
by Phil Castagna
Tue May 09, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Theory of Tiebreakers
Replies: 30
Views: 29483

Tiebreakers

I don't see why points per bonus shouldn't always be used. My biggest pet peeve with tournaments has been sitting around waiting for circles of death to be broken or ties to be decided. More time is lost here than anywhere else in tournaments that run on needlessly. This also eliminates the slow rea...
by Phil Castagna
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 126325

NAQT Modifications

After reading this discussion thread, I have a question for Jerry, Chris, Matt...(I don't mean to say you all think in lockstep on everything, this is more of a general query to anyone) Aside from the centrally-written vs. team written and playing on a clock, and if NAQT took all of your suggestions...