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by JamesIV
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 17722

Re: DI specific question discussion

A small point: I take some issue with the bonus part that described Ramon Llull as "Spanish." Llull was born and died in the Kingdom of Majorca, and is usually considered Catalan. He wrote primarily in Latin and Catalan, and is considered the founding father of Catalan letters. A political entity ca...
by JamesIV
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 5454

Re: Individual/Specific Question Discussion

The bakkie is absolutely central to July's People , and, as I recall, the word is used any number of times throughout the novel. "Pickup" probably should have been, in retrospect, an acceptable alternative answer line, as "bakkie" is simply what South Africans call a pickup. Also - yes, I'm fairly c...
by JamesIV
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 7883

Re: Question-specific discission

Some thoughts: I do not claim to be an expert in the eschatology of Islam, but the Mahdi bonus should have had "Twelfth Imam" as an acceptable answer. As I understood it, the Twelfth Imam is the Mahdi, at least according to Shi'a Islam, which was the branch specifically mentioned by the question. Th...
by JamesIV
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 5679

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Also, a teammate of mine claimed that in the King Lear bonus, someone is called a nephew of someone who is not their uncle. ...I'll look into this King Lear thing. If memory and a quick look over the Dramatis Personae for King Lear serve, I don't think there are any uncle-nephew pairs in that play.
by JamesIV
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 5679

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Some observations: -Vincent Van Gogh, though he studied, worked, and died in France, was not French. He was Dutch. -The question on Six Characters in Search of an Author, if I recall correctly, claimed that Madame Pace appears in the first scene of the play. I believe Madame Pace actually appears mu...
by JamesIV
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1852

Re: KABO Question Specific Discussion

Could you post the tossup on Venice, please? Specifically, I'd like to see the wording of the clue on La Fenice. As I recall, it read something along the lines of "...this city's opera house is called 'the Phoenix' [italics mine]..." This definitely threw me for a loop, and I think it would have bee...
by JamesIV
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 37779

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I haven't heard from my partner in a long time, and unless that changes soon, it looks like I'm a free agent. If anybody is in need of a partner, let me know - I'm happy to staff, but I would like to play, if possible.

Ignore this.
by JamesIV
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team
Replies: 3
Views: 3267

Re: New Team

Welcome to the circuit! Off the top of my head, Collegiate Novice and ACF Fall are the best places to start off. I don't think either has been announced in terms of locations for the Northeast, but I imagine it won't be too long. ACF Fall is going to be 3 November ( http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/...
by JamesIV
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 24423

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Assuming the East Coast mirror is going to be at UMD, or some other site easily accessible from DC, I'm definitely up for this, and looking for teammates.
by JamesIV
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 11567

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

So I think the various strains of thought in this thread have somewhat united into two possible models for this tournament: (1) a Midwest mirror (at Ann Arbor, maybe UIUC) and an East Coast mirror (likely at UMCP) (2) a single site, likely Pittsburgh I'm leaning towards (2), since I would like to s...
by JamesIV
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 38266

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

For navigational purposes, do we know where on campus we'll be for this?
by JamesIV
Wed May 30, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 11567

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

Whether it's a single general academic thing (a la VCUO) or series of side events (as seems to be becoming the consensus) do people know who could potentially run mirrors? - speaking as someone with somewhat limited access to Michigan.
by JamesIV
Fri May 25, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Home Field Advantage Matters in Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: Home Field Advantage Matters in Quiz Bowl?

At a college level, at least, I believe there is something to a "home field advantage" - but not anything to do with a particular classroom or building. A team that has to travel to a tournament must get up far, far earlier than a team hosting it - when Yale goes to Penn, for example, we have to be ...
by JamesIV
Tue May 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: discuss the importance of the 36-30 line here
Replies: 24
Views: 6240

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

It seems unimportant to me because the 36 30 line was essentially meaningless. It was never used to decide whether or not a new state had slavery. California, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware were all exceptions to the rule, and after it was implemented, they i...
by JamesIV
Sun May 20, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 38
Views: 7572

Re: CO Side Event Wrangling

Is Saajid's lit tournament still in the works?
by JamesIV
Sun May 13, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 37779

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I'd like to play this.

EDIT: Alex Gerten and I are playing this together.
by JamesIV
Sat May 12, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: CO Matchmaking

EDIT: I'm definitely coming to CO, and I'm looking for teammates.

I can do Lit, with some history, Current Events, & miscellaneous buzzes. Let me know if you're interested in joining forces?
by JamesIV
Sat May 12, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 17020

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

EDIT: Matt Jackson & I are playing together.
by JamesIV
Thu May 10, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 17020

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experiment Literature Doubles)

I'm still figuring out whether I'll be able to come to CO (75% sure, at this point), but I'd love to play this.
by JamesIV
Thu May 03, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 23309

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

If you guys need staffers, I'm probably going to be around that weekend & I'd be up for helping out.
by JamesIV
Wed May 02, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 9193

Re: Want to write/edit for a larger project? Post here!

Matt Jackson, as will no doubt shock you, I am on board for this. I will take on as much Lit as you need me to, as well as whatever I can help out with on history, religion, and CE, depending on distribution. To clarify, I'm not saying "I'm starting a tournament; join in." At this point in time, I ...
by JamesIV
Wed May 02, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 9193

Re: Want to write/edit for a larger project? Post here!

Matt Jackson, as will no doubt shock you, I am on board for this. I will take on as much Lit as you need me to, as well as whatever I can help out with on history, religion, and CE, depending on distribution.
by JamesIV
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 7626

Re: MUT 2012 Discussion

I liked this set for the most part (although my brain was still in Nationals-mode and that made for some interesting negs). The one error I caught: in the bonus that went Ralph Ellison / Invisible Man / paint factory, it claimed that the Invisible Man goes to Harlem to work with Ras the Exhorter. Th...
by JamesIV
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: CO Matchmaking

I am not at all sure I can make this tournament, but I would love to if it works out. I'm mainly a Lit player, with odd buzzes on history, religion, and current events.
by JamesIV
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 18746

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

The only repeat-style issue I noticed had to do with Wang Mang and the Han Dynasty. The tossup on the Red-Eyebrow Rebellion (don't remember which packet) mentioned that Wang Mang interrupted the Han Dynasty. "Han Dynasty" was then an answer in a bonus in the Virginia A packet.
by JamesIV
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8228

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Unfortunately, I was mistaken - Yale will bring only one team, as well one staffer and one buzzer set.
by JamesIV
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 21374

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy. I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one... Someone from B-CC did this last year with TJ and my brothe...
by JamesIV
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion

RyuAqua wrote: Also, Ishiguro has lived in Britain since the age of six and is thereby really not Japanese literature.
As it happens, Ishiguro himself has rejected being categorized as a Japanese writer.
by JamesIV
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8228

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Update: Yale will be bringing two teams, I believe.
by JamesIV
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 7730

Re: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)

Will told me today that B-CC is definitely coming, and I told him to email you posthaste. Hope everyone enjoys the tournament!
by JamesIV
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8228

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Yale will presumably bring at least one, hopefully more, teams to this. We'll let you know once we figure things out.
by JamesIV
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)
Replies: 36
Views: 16158

Re: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)

Hunter A has just beaten Schindler, 415 - 210. Congratulations to Hunter A!
by JamesIV
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 133168

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I know this particular comment was made about three years ago, but I happened to see it, and I've just read the book in question, so here goes: I've heard good things about Garcia Marquez's The General in his Labyrinth , but I haven't read it myself. Since it's by Garcia Marquez, I'll recommend it a...
by JamesIV
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 7730

Re: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)

I have encouraged B-CC to come to this, and will do so again this week. Hopefully it should work out.
by JamesIV
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)
Replies: 19
Views: 4447

Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:No official Yale team is coming. I don't know if any individual members are planning to come as free agents.
Much as I'd love to, I'll be on my way south by the 3rd.
by JamesIV
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 32054

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

On another note, there were at least two tossups whose opening lines were strange to me. The tossup on The Seagull began with a clue about the details of a specific (2006?) production of the play. Similarly, there was a tossup on The Consolation of Philosophy that opened with a quote from the introd...
by JamesIV
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard
Replies: 23
Views: 5365

Re: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard

I assume Yale A won the DI tournament, but I'm not sure what the final order of finish was... I think MIT and Yale did play their part of the tiebreaker. Yale A did, indeed, win the DI Tournament, though I don't know what the final order was either. Yale C and MIT B did play a tie-breaker packet, w...
by JamesIV
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12165

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

To clarify, I enjoyed playing this tournament, and, for example, I really like the idea of a Lit tossup on the First World War (that one just needed some middle clues) and I enjoyed the tossup on the I Have A Dream Speech. I do remember thinking that the trash could get a bit funky (the band within...
by JamesIV
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12165

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

To clarify, I enjoyed playing this tournament, and, for example, I really like the idea of a Lit tossup on the First World War (that one just needed some middle clues) and I enjoyed the tossup on the I Have A Dream Speech. I do remember thinking that the trash could get a bit funky (the band within ...
by JamesIV
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12165

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Repeats aside, the thing I wanted to mention about this set was some of the clues that came up, in my opinion, too early on in the tossups. At least as far as Lit was concerned, I felt like there were a bunch of easy clues coming on pretty early in the question (i.e. first or second clue). The tossu...
by JamesIV
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)
Replies: 20
Views: 8025

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Bone seeker wrote:Curious - why was packet use split off like that in rounds 10+?
I may be mistaken, but I believe there was a mix-up in terms of certain packets being read at the wrong time in certain rooms. People who know for sure, please correct me if I'm wrong...
by JamesIV
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)
Replies: 42
Views: 10030

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)

Teams / people already registered: any open spots?

People not already registered: any interest in forming some sort of team?

I'd really like to play this, but I do need something resembling a team...
by JamesIV
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 32331

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

Sure, we can always use help, if you mean volunteering. In terms of directing, we're probably set (but need to confirm this one with Raynell). I'm good with directing but it's always really great to have another experienced hand around to help deal with any crises that may arise. Also you're cool. ...
by JamesIV
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 32331

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

NHBB Washington DC on our B Set is now confirmed for School Without Walls in Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC on Saturday, January 7. I don't see anything else that day, so hopefully a bunch of area teams will be able to make it! David, will you need staffers for this? I'm not sure when I'll be heading...
by JamesIV
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rule Amendment Proposal: Eliminate Blitz Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 2513

Re: Rule Amendment Proposal: Eliminate Blitz Rules

To make the rules generous, at least at beginner levels, I'd rather be allowed to prompt on answers that are just the wrong category. When someone gets negged for naming work instead of author, for instance, it's often just that they were nervous or that they weren't expecting to answer the tossup....
by JamesIV
Tue May 31, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hats Off: A Hat-Related Vanity Tournament, Sometime 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: Hats Off: A Hat-Related Vanity Tournament, Sometime 2011

Isaac, you are an awesome person. I would love to play this.

Side note:
Wurzel-Flummery wrote:As someone who has started wearing hats to every tournament
I may start doing this.
by JamesIV
Mon May 23, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 11093

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

I enjoyed this tournament tremendously, but I do feel there were things that might have been improved upon (I don't know whether we're allowed to discuss specifics, so I shall be general). First and foremost, there was a lot of repetition, particularly a pair of bonuses on the same topic with a sha...
by JamesIV
Sun May 22, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 12947

Re: It's Academic discussion

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:That is pretty amazing, but i would bet anything that something like that might never happen for It's Academic.
If there's ever a job opening for producer of "It's Academic," I'm going to find any and every former quizbowler who is even remotely qualified and force them to apply.
Seconded.
by JamesIV
Sun May 22, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 11093

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

I welcome your feedback on the tournament, as this was my first time as head editor of a set, and improving is supposedly a good thing to do. I enjoyed this tournament tremendously, but I do feel there were things that might have been improved upon (I don't know whether we're allowed to discuss spe...
by JamesIV
Sat May 21, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 11093

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

Many thanks to the Sid Academy of Champions B-Team for letting me crash the party. 'Twas great fun!