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by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Worksheets
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Worksheets

I played quiz bowl in all 4 years of high school (2000-2004), and if I remember correctly virtually all non-NAQT tournaments (and I never played any NAQT tournaments at the JV level) used worksheets. I never took issue with them because I really didn't know how good quiz bowl could be (I even enjoye...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash general discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 6010

Re: 2016 CO Trash general discussion

I know that I'm late to the party, but I played the mirror of this tournament that was held in Athens, GA, and I want to say that I really enjoyed the set and add in my thanks to the authors for their hard work. The only thing that really stood out to me in a negative sense was the large amount of c...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: History project: Top 10 Tournaments of the Decade
Replies: 22
Views: 11152

Re: History project: Top 10 Tournaments of the Decade

My favorite tournament was the 2008 Terrapin/MLK. It was pretty well-received, if I remember right.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Realistic assesment of difficulty
Replies: 27
Views: 4212

Re: Realistic assesment of difficulty

I thought this year's EFT was novice level in terms of the answer selection. The difference between this year's EFT and the past few ACF Fall tournaments was that the toss ups at EFT were written in a way to require knowledge more than list learning. In terms of bonus difficulty I thought it did the...
by MiltonPlayer47
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 30968

Re: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987

I'm not a very frequent poster. But as a Geography major, I would like to weigh in. First, I enjoy "almanac" clues. At the same time, I can understand why people don't like them. And the truth is, if you're going to study Geography in school, that is not the information you will be expected to know....
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 14736

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 3583

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

Geography major. Really? What's that like? This semester I took Cartography and Geography of Latin America. In Cartography I sat at a computer and made maps. In the lecture we learned about the science behind making maps. Geography of Latin America focused on discussing issues that affect that regi...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 3583

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

As probably the only person on this board who is a Geography major, I'd be willing to write/play.
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14477

Re: ACF Fall discussion

Is the set posted anywhere?
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14477

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

This was an excellent tournament. These aren't complaints but are some things my teammates and I noticed: There seemed to be more Fine Arts than what you would expect even from an ACF tournament. In our first round there were two toss ups on composers (Elgar and Rimsky-Korsakov) and two on painting ...
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue May 13, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement, retirement, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4543

Re: Player movement, retirement, etc.

UGA is happy that of the 22 or so people we had this year we will only be losing three. Noah is going to law school at UVA, and he is the only ICT person of the three. Hopefully everybody will continue to come to practices next year.
by MiltonPlayer47
Thu May 01, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13682

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I just read through the set and just want to say that I thought it was excellent. I really wish I could have been there, just to play on the tossups on Full House and Krusty the clown :)
by MiltonPlayer47
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CCs and the ICT
Replies: 37
Views: 4961

Re: CCs and the ICT

You have a good point about Community Colleges wanting to test themselves against good four year schools. That is understandable, but looking at the Div II lineup at ICT, it really looked like there were too many community college teams at the expense of other Div II schools who deserved to go. I ca...
by MiltonPlayer47
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.
Replies: 23
Views: 4722

Re: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.

I don't know if it's intentional, but if you watch J! religiously you will see a lot of the same stuff come up. Here are examples of a couple of Final Jeopardy clues: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=227&highlight=pitcairn+island http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2096&highli...
by MiltonPlayer47
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.
Replies: 23
Views: 4722

Re: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.

The show judges potential contestants by all kinds of criteria. Over the years there have been a lot of quiz bowlers on the regular show and a lot of them haven't done well. I am not convinced the J! people avoid quiz bowlers for any one reason. It would be pretty boring if there were nothing but qu...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10491

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion

The meta thing has been discussed already. I don't see the need to bring it up again here. There were some questions at the tournment that sounded like they could have been lifted from past ACF Falls. As was mentioned though, there is no need to worry about it too much. There is only so much you can...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10491

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion

There was a problem with repeats. There were also some clues that had giveaways too early. One that I remember was the Thomas Pynchon tossup where "Entropy" was the first work mentioned. There was also the one on Schubert that mentioned the Trout Quintet in either the first or second line. Overall t...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 32478

The Okavango probably shouldn't come until the second to last line of a tossup on Botswana.
by MiltonPlayer47
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt: 2/16/08
Replies: 18
Views: 3966

I was planning on coming but had a conflict with work come up. I really wish I could come play.
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12052

StevenH
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13409

The baseball distribution is out of control. I'm not pointlessly argue that the sports or pop culture distribution is too high at this tournament, but NAQT can certainly do a better job balancing the sub-distribution so we don't hear so many baseball tossups and bonuses. For Div 1 I remember hearin...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13409

I also agree that the questions were bad, at least in Div I. There were a lot that were poorly written. I'd like to give examples but it looks like we have to hold off on that. Regarding distribution, I don't believe that geography, trash, and current events should be abolished from any format. Ther...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 9111

I would also like to say the Alabama people did a great job running the tournament. Thanks guys!
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 9034

Also, I'm not sure where the extra trash distribution issue is coming from. No packets had more than 1/1 trash. Each packet did have 1/1 your choice, which sometimes included current events, which I guess could count as 2/2 trash if you count things like Summers or Musharef trash, but that's sort o...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 9034

I agree that some of the tossups and bonuses were too long. There was also more trash than what I thought there would be at an ACF-style event. It seemed like there was a 2/2 Trash distribution per round. It felt like there were a lot of common bond tossups, like "one ruler by this name did this, an...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 17499

Another thing that surprised one of my teammates and I was the lack of Shakespeare in the tournament. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I would have guessed more of his works would come up. Regarding the Catholic sacraments bonus, one of my teammates is Catholic, and he said the same thing abo...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 17499

My memory may be bad because it was a week ago, but overall I thought it was an excellent set of questions. I thought the question length and difficulty was right on target for most of the tournament. There are few things I remember that I I'll mention: 1) I would have to look at the questions to co...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 18937

Ugly wrote:How does knowing someone who's been on Teen Jeopardy affect your prospects?
If the person is in your family then maybe a little. If not, not at all.
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 15552

We really are planning on bringing 6 teams, assuming nobody quits between now and then.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nole Bowl II: Welcome to Nastrond @ FSU on 10/13/07
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

The tournament was a lot of fun. Thanks to those who ran it.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 18937

I got an audition in Nashville for the college tournament but it is on the same day as ACF Fall, so I declined the invite. Most people I've told have thought I am crazy for not going, but given that the odds of being picked are so slim I'd rather go to ACF Fall.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Full Announcement: ACF Fall 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 22572

cornfused wrote:Lawrence will be bringing a team to the UIUC location. By which I mean, um, I'm going to show up.
I think that counts as a whole team :)
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ragnarok I @ UA September 8th, 2007
Replies: 31
Views: 14109

I am transferring to UGA in the Fall and am interested in going. When is the deadline to register?
by MiltonPlayer47
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Susan Mitchell on Jeopardy
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Mehrun won five games.
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode
Replies: 39
Views: 14512

If spelling bees are included in this topic, there was an episode of Full House where Stephanie lost her school spelling bee because she could not spell "mnemonic." There was an episode of Family Matters where Eddie used Steve's transformation chamber to become a nerd so he could go on a quiz show a...
by MiltonPlayer47
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode
Replies: 39
Views: 14512

There was an episode of Step by Step where Dana and Cody coached a team of misfits who would be competing against a private school in a televised quiz bowl competition. I think the actor who played the original black ranger on the power rangers was on the underdog team. If I remember correctly there...
by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Embarrassing Answers/powers
Replies: 15
Views: 6419

One I got: 'Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin..." Buzz: Full House.

To anyone who has ever seen at least one episode of the show, it probably wasn't that hard, but I was still made fun of just because I powered a toss up on Full House.
by MiltonPlayer47
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

I'm not that good of a player, but I am leaving FSU. I am most likely going to take classes at GA Perimeter in the Fall and then transfer to UGA in the Spring.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 13858

FSU will not have its "big three" at ICT. It will most likely be Alford, Beyer, Buckey, and a fourth player to be determined later.
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alito
Replies: 0
Views: 1482

Alito

I am happy that he will be sitting on the bench. He is exactly what we need. It's a pity that people seem to be more concerned about abortion than eminent domain. It would be nice to see Souter lose his house. I'd laugh. Too bad it won't happen. EDIT: This was supposed to be a reply to the last thre...
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - January 7, 2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9468

Okay, so you've gotta be either Lantuch or Okon, or am I off by a year? Anyway, and no, this has nothing to do with Dorman, which happens to be the best tournament ever, but how's FSU treating you? Always was a fan of the Milton guys... Steven I played with Lantukh and Okon, but I'm Steven Hanley. ...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - January 7, 2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9468

Whatever became of Cale Bonner, ruler of all things Lit? I know he goes to USC. I am not sure if he's playing college bowl. His former coach could probably answer that better than me. I wish I was still in high school to go to the Dorman tournament. It was definitely the best run tournament we went...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2005 @ USF (Southeastern Region) Results
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: ACF Fall 2005 @ USF (Southeastern Region) Results

NotBhan wrote:
SnookerUSF wrote: FSU Gold (Billy, Alyssa, Matt, David)
I believe that's Elissa (formerly of Valencia CC) rather than Alyssa. In any case, congratulations to FSU on the strong performance and to USF for what I hear was a well-run tournament.
You are correct about the spelling of Elissa's name.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2005 @ USF (Southeastern Region) Results
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

It was a great tournament yesterday. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15035

Listed below is a link to some of the tossups I wrote for the 2005 CotKU tournament. If you have time, feel free to look over it. http://www.geocities.com/fsucollegebowl/Criticism.rtf If any of you sageful veterans have any constructive criticism about the packet, please let me know, either on here...
by MiltonPlayer47
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15035

The repeats were a problem, and there were some bad packets, but I was actually pleased with the readers. In fact, in the five years I have been doing quiz bowl, this might be the only tournament I have ever been to where there was not at least one reader whom I couldn't stand.
by MiltonPlayer47
Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15035

It was a great tournament today. Thanks again to Charlie and everyone else who helped run it.
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15035

I am pretty sure FSU will have one team in div I and one team in div II.
by MiltonPlayer47
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sixteenth Annual Walton Academic Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

No worksheets this year?
by MiltonPlayer47
Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 25853

Actually Mr. Barry, y'all did have trash in your varsity tournament last year. In the round of 16, my team, Milton A, played Walton A. We were up on them by 40 points going into the give and take quarter of the round. Walton got to pick our first category for us, and they stuck us with "College Foot...