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by NotBhan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: It will NEVER be matched
Replies: 28
Views: 14366

Re: It will NEVER be matched

OK, I know necro-posts are in bad taste, but did anyone catch the last two Jeopardy ToCs? Last year's winner Colby Burnett finished 44th at that ICT, and Jason Keller won the most games that season after finishing 46th. The year before's winner, Roger Craig, finished 4th at ICT, and the 5th place f...
by NotBhan
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Community College Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: NAQT Community College Championship

I'm partial to the first of the two proposals over the second. The timing seems pretty good, from what I remember; I don't think that late January or late February would conflict with many state CC events, though that's certainly something which should be checked. However, at least for now, I'm part...
by NotBhan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CCs and the ICT
Replies: 37
Views: 4767

Re: CCs and the ICT

FWIW, I like the current setup. Unless, or until, there are a substantial number of moderately strong CC teams outside the southeast, I'd much rather take a CC team to the ICT to play against the likes of Harvard and Chicago than to simply play other CC teams that we see in half a dozen other tourna...
by NotBhan
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Results and ICT Invitations
Replies: 52
Views: 7785

... PPTH PP20TU Powers/overall TUH South GA 8.96 179.2 24/240 Broward 10.91 218.3 26/263 North FL 9.00 179.9 19/274 North Florida's (11-2) only two losses were both to Valencia Red (by only 30 in the championship game), and Broward (9-3) gave Valencia Red its only loss. Weirder still, South Georgia...
by NotBhan
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

I found this message on the UF College Bowl forum; it was posted on the 12th (of February, that is). I have no idea whether it's accurate. ... "As of now, we are planning to hold the tournament on the 22nd of March. We wished to do the 1st, but there were too many other events going on here that too...
by NotBhan
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Hosts (Crossposted from Yahoo)
Replies: 24
Views: 6152

My apologies if this update has already been announced or cross-posted elsewhere. This is from 12/21, I think ... ********************** Players and Coaches -- Here is the current list of (four-year) Sectionals sites for 2008: Canada (East): Carleton University East: Virginia Tech Mideast: Universit...
by NotBhan
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UPDATE: UF Fall HS Tournament 12/7-12/8 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4033

Don't know if this was posted elsewhere, but here's a link to some standings and stats and such things: http://www.geocities.com/tvitello/HS_standings.html .
by NotBhan
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween remake
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

quizbowllee wrote: ...
You can see his lower jaw... Batman shows more face than that.
No -- you can see the entire face for a moment, around 4:39 or 4:40 -- he stands in the light while trying to put his mask back on.
by NotBhan
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 34767

The team that surprised me the most last year was University (Irvine). It has quite a gene pool to draw from, but it hasn't been active in quiz bowl until they got a coach last year. I wonder how magnet schools like Whitney and Oxford will fare in quiz bowl. All my previous attempts at contacting t...
by NotBhan
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n' Fun VIII and a 1/2: Fewer Ns Better Qs (6/30/07)@USF
Replies: 14
Views: 8265

Re: Results

SnookerUSF wrote:
Chris Borglum narrowly outpaced Aaron Kashtan for top individual scorer honors, with 76 TU-17 Negs and 67.5 ppg.
FWIW ... in UF B's fourth match, Zach is listed at 7/4 and Aaron at 1/2. I'm guessing that might be backwards, in which case Aaron would be at 70ppg.
by NotBhan
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cash Cab is the banana goat tennis ball Matt Weiner...
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Another complaint of mine is that the prize money often depends on distance traveled. I've watched a fair number of episodes, and I haven't seen as big a correlation as I would expect between distance traveled and # of questions. I feel like there are a similar number of questions, regardless of wh...
by NotBhan
Mon May 07, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12764

As for tournament results, BTW, Minnesota beat USC in the final match 330-295 to take the title. Williams was 3rd and Baylor 4th. I think Yogesh was the leading scorer. Most of the tournament events were held at the downtown L.A. Marriott rather than at USC, so that gave better access to the train s...
by NotBhan
Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 16268

P.S. Principal ores with this element include tincal and kernite. A metalloid with a +3 oxidation state, it can form icosahedral crystals in pure form, but it typically exists as a hydrated compound used in fiberglass, adhesives, and detergent. Mined from the Mojave Desert, this is, FTP, what eleme...
by NotBhan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2006-07
Replies: 128
Views: 55404

I would think some (most, really) of these idiotic and offensive comments would disqualify someone from being employed by a public school system. I heartily recommend the choice bits to be presented to the board in some form. Any Missourians who will be at ACE camp should take note of the hybrid sp...
by NotBhan
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 49550

Many of the leadins to sports questions were of the almanac stats variety (he won 49 games for the Blue Jays, then accomplished things in the NL). Roger Clemens won 41 games for the Blue Jays and had success in the NL sometime afterward. Chris Carpenter won 49 games for the Blue Jays and had succes...
by NotBhan
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 06-07
Replies: 6
Views: 2938

Out of curiosity, do y'all know of any HS quizbowl teams in the S.F. Valley, or for that matter in L.A. County (besides the couple of teams mentioned above)? I've been tutoring students at various high schools (mostly private schools) in recent months, and none of those schools seems to have any sem...
by NotBhan
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format discussion - round 204
Replies: 42
Views: 13482

I personally don't like NAQT because the pyramidal questions are too long; most of the questions I've read have been 5-6 lines. Give me a solid 3-line question any day over a 5-6 line question. But again, this is just my personal opinion. As a probably unnecessary aside, I don't think there's any N...
by NotBhan
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Four Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 10544

In all seriousness, though, this is a weird tournament this year. Picking the chalk would, so far, give you 27 of the Threatening 32 and 11 of the Sweet Sixteen. How many other people are getting beaten by pure chalk right now? Yup. I was hoping that the Texas loss would mess up brackets for some o...
by NotBhan
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 38094

Name names? Duh, the NAQT writing and editing staff! We look out for each other. Also, Raj, don't make fun of me for doing thumb exercises. You know who else did thumb exercises? :kenj: This guy. You would have done much better on Jeopardy! if you had done thumb exercises. It's a testament to your ...
by NotBhan
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 38094

Rothlover wrote:
mujason wrote:Plus, as an NAQT writer, I have an elite cabal of defenders who don't want me beaten up.
Name names.
Those defenders would be Jason's thumbs, grown swift and mighty through a regimen of opening the door of his pickup truck. Watch your step, Dan!
by NotBhan
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 20716

Umm... because tossups should reward knowledge...in the area we're asking about. Seriously, do you want people getting tossups in any category based on movie/pop culture knowledge? If so then I apologize for our lack of any sense of humor :sad: Sure -- I've got no problem with that. The question wa...
by NotBhan
Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 20716

Matt Morrison wrote: ... though Marian Suter, Dan Goff, Adam Fine and I edited some of them out the night before states (an example would be the math question on planes that ended with "they may or may not contain snakes").
Why?
by NotBhan
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 38094

Can you give us a more detailed recap? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on particular answer selection. What were your favorite q's, and what did you get that made you feel oh so dirty. Did you really stomp anyone? How were your teammates? Did you find any objectionable characters at the ...
by NotBhan
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 38094

[Simultaneous and now irrelevant post -- please delete]
by NotBhan
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 25982

As for the notion that Astana is a ridiculous tossup answer-- it is the capital of a state that is the leading economic force in its region. The facts that it is the capital of Kazakhstan and is not Almaty are the only things 19 out of 20 players know about it. Absent hoses for people with decent b...
by NotBhan
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Berry College Tourney (1-27-07) Rome, GA
Replies: 10
Views: 4190

Based on the stats ... were those 15-tossup rounds?

Also, I second Lee's comments about the Berry campus. I loved going to Berry's junior-college tournaments for the same reason.

--RD
by NotBhan
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Science Bowl 2007 (Who's going?)
Replies: 12
Views: 4760

Re: National Science Bowl

I'm gonna make this for teams to post in once they have finished their regional competitions. Ours was today, and we get to go back to DC! Yeah, I'm pretty thrilled :) Anyway, keep this to NSB discussion only, please. Do you have any further results from your regional competition? Also, what school...
by NotBhan
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl (format discussion)
Replies: 16
Views: 6420

Yes. Or maybe the rule about pre-emptive answers having to be verbatim what's on the moderator's answer sheet even if they are by all accounts correct. I guess they need to preserve the excitement of reading ALL FOUR CHOICES! Do they let you answer, say, "D," or do you have to say the specific word...
by NotBhan
Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunshine State Invitational 1/13/07
Replies: 11
Views: 4921

If you're going to SSI, I'd recommend allowing a fair bit of extra time for driving and parking. The exits off I-75 tend to get backed up on football Saturdays, so you might want to allow an extra 20-30 minutes for the drive. Near as I can tell from a search, the celebration at the stadium starts at...
by NotBhan
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 23263

From the Yahoo groups page ... "NAQT has added two more sites to its list of four-year SCTs, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and George Mason University. The full list is now as follows: British Columbia Brock George Mason Iowa Irvine Michigan Oklahoma State Tennessee-Chattanooga We are stil...
by NotBhan
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 31099

ReinsteinD wrote:Don't forget: Cleaning the windows on the South side of a building make it what?
What was the answer to this one?
by NotBhan
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southern Virginia Tournament?
Replies: 43
Views: 16087

If you need to teach them to mis-identify fallacies as you do, by all means go right ahead. Zing? My reasoning isn't circular. If questions that are produced with the intent that they be used for high school tournaments (as IS sets are as a matter of fact) and that are predominantly used in high sc...
by NotBhan
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southern Virginia Tournament?
Replies: 43
Views: 16087

The first part of that, that "IS sets aren't actually high school questions," is simply wrong. IS sets are high school questions. They are produced and always have been produced for use in high school tournaments, are predominately used for high school tournaments, and are in all senses appropriate...
by NotBhan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey of States
Replies: 18
Views: 7753

Picking up where I left off. Is there a question vendor or two who writes most of the questions in your state? If so, who is it? Our provider right now ... [other stuff] ... can write good questions when he wants to, but he's really bad right now. Not relevant to the topic, so I'll keep this brief....
by NotBhan
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Muck Masters (8/19/06) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 18
Views: 7027

Thanks for the correction. Reducing games played for Vestavia from 8 to 4, the actual number of tossups answered per game was 13.8. Not that I want to get involved in this, but how'd that happen? If the number of tossups heard is reduced by 80 ... maybe there's a logical reason why that would reduc...
by NotBhan
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 7759

I think it's a great idea from an educational perspective, if the child is interested in playing. I wouldn't push a child into playing if he/she really didn't want to play, but I would do all I could to encourage the child if he/she showed any interest. Knowing a basic array of names and facts is a ...
by NotBhan
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Brown (10/07/06)
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Does 07/10/06 indicate October 7th?
by NotBhan
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 13178

I will make one prediction only: my team (whomever may be on it) will beat one team that will finish in the top 4. we will also lose to one of the bottom 3 teams (or maybe not if we finish in the bottom 3) Sweet! True to form, it appears that Freeburg's team beat a team tied for 3rd and lost to a t...
by NotBhan
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Recent Literature: General Thoughts/Who Makes the Cut?
Replies: 31
Views: 32770

ok, I just found an example of what was clearly a student misapprehending the relative significance of (pretty obscure) Victorian novel -- and not due to the author being Chicano or gay. but, I would wager that the UF writer responsible for this tossup was misled by some professor's emphasis in a c...
by NotBhan
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Recent Literature: General Thoughts/Who Makes the Cut?
Replies: 31
Views: 32770

Hmm...I've never heard of Ian McEwan, but I think I speak for the entire collegiate quiz bowl community when I say that anything that bums Chris Borglum out is something that bums me out, too. So please, more Amsterdam tossups. If you'd like some info on McEwan, Ray, here's a useful link ... http:/...
by NotBhan
Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Inexpensive Buzzer Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 19761

Pictures of the Anderson system? Anyone have pictures? The link to the Anderson site near the top of this thread shows Anderson buzzers. Seems like a good deal if they aren't complete pieces of garbage -- I've only used them a few times, and they worked OK in my limited experience. More importantly...
by NotBhan
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Recent Literature: General Thoughts/Who Makes the Cut?
Replies: 31
Views: 32770

Oh, and, shut up about Ian McEwan, noted author whose works you haven't read. I've read three books by Ian McEwan, he's awesome. I highly recommend him to all people. But at this point the consensus is clearly that he still can't be conclusively said to be more than a blip on the radar. Uh ... didn...
by NotBhan
Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 27001

Here's a web site I like to use for names. It's a VOA pronunciation guide, so it's good for current figures ... http://ibb7.ibb.gov/pronunciations/index.cfm

Incidentally, they pronounce the name as G-AIR-hahrt SHRER-durr . There's also an audio pronunciation available via the search.
by NotBhan
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 27001

I'd never heard that, about Shih-Huang-Ti (or variants). Here's one bit of possibly relevant material I found a moment ago ... ********************* Quin Shi Huang-Di Biography First emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Quin Shi Huang-di (259 BC-210 BC) unified China in 221 BC and turned the country into a c...
by NotBhan
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 27001

I think such effort could better be spent on pretty much anything else. The rules that most good tournaments have are in effect for a reason, namely to avoid penalizing people for picking up information from books (good!) instead of from previous tournaments (not so good.) Being pedantic about pron...
by NotBhan
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 19392

Here's the reply, for your amusement. William: Thanks for the thoughtful email. And here's a quick quiz for you. Go back and read it and see how many grammatical errors and tone-deaf word choices you can find. Too bad your quiz bowl mastery didn't extend to learning how to write sentences that soun...
by NotBhan
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 27001

One thing that I would like to see or we could collaborate on as a forum would be to create a list of commonly mispronounced answers with the correct pronounciations. On NAQT's website they have the you gotta know lists and a couple of them talk about common mistakes but a comprehensive list of all...
by NotBhan
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Quiz information
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

A good starting point is naqt.com . One link in the sidebar has a set of rules -- they aren't universal to all quizbowl competitions, but they're sufficiently universal for your purposes. The site also has podcasts from a couple of recent competitions, and it has a few sample rounds of questions. Th...
by NotBhan
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What was the state to secede from the union?
Replies: 6
Views: 4113

You probably found the same info I did, but I'll post it here for the wording. In this case, I'm posting from a North Carolina history museum site whose domain name I've forgotten. "Tennessee May 7, 1861* North Carolina May 20, 1861 *On May 7, 1861, the Tennessee legislature ratified an agreement to...
by NotBhan
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 19392

Well, this article does ... it's not as good in accurately reflecting the game as are some other quizbowl-related articles, which is a bit disappointing for an NYT article, and it has some simple screw-ups like the name error. This one reads more like a human interest story in a local paper. And I w...