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by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY)
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

To Jason, if you're reading this: I finally got my comeuppance for playing in a ridiculous Gatton A-Gatton B match at a WKU tournament -- by having to read for a ridiculous Gatton A-Gatton B match at a WKU tournament.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at WKU (12/7/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 7697

Re: DEES at WKU (12/7/14)

After a regrettable sleep-related delay, combined stats are up.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror (Lower Midwest) at WUSTL 10/25
Replies: 21
Views: 6990

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror (Lower Midwest) at WUSTL 10/25

I am almost certain that I did not have 10 negs against Truman State.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 PADAWAN Physics, Other Science
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: 2014 PADAWAN Physics, Other Science

The preponderance of bonuses on hard stuff whose easy part was, say, "this thing contrasted with refraction" felt a bit silly; but perhaps that's just my lack of real knowledge showing. That said, can you post the bonus on IVPs whose hard part was "Lipschitz continuity", the amortized analysis bonus...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2014-15
Replies: 45
Views: 16624

Re: Kentucky 2014-15

So Manual A won at Ezell, and Glasgow made the semis after beating us in a 405-395 heartbreaker. Dunbar and Ballard were also quarterfinalists. Great job, all. In particular, I'd like to note that Gatton A had almost 2,100 points in the prelims, good for the 3 seed, and only five behind Sidney. Manu...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2014-15
Replies: 45
Views: 16624

Re: Kentucky 2014-15

The best thing to do is spend more time promoting good quiz bowl and less worrying about what could happen with other people. I hope Piarist is able to attend tournaments this year - you all should consider going into WV and western VA as well. Piarist is also within driving distance of many Ohio t...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2014-15
Replies: 45
Views: 16624

Re: Kentucky 2014-15

Hey, at least you won't have to do the whole suit-and-overblown-eagle-tie routine ever again. I hope you can blaze some sort of path at Piarist, but speaking as someone educated mostly at really small schools, I don't know how likely that is, especially in eastern KY, especially especially if they s...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2014-15
Replies: 45
Views: 16624

Re: Kentucky 2014-15

I'll go ahead and make available the little I know, and incredibly tenuous HSNCT predictions. Ballard : I really don't know much about Jack, and I'm not sure how well he's supported, if at all, seeing as how he played a fairly close tournament (ARTIST) solo last year. 4-6 . Campbell : I think they g...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

HSNCT results, in case anyone's been living under a rock: t-34: Dunbar A, Gatton, Manual A t-53: Corbin t-77: Manual B 114: Glasgow 131: Dunbar B 147: Russell 148: Campbell County Pleasantly enough, no one had a losing record, but I feel like at least one of the top three should have gone further. A...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17684

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

For what it's worth (hint: not much,) I've been working on and off on packet parsing for a couple of years, although most of what I've come up with hasn't been coded yet. If anyone wants to compare notes, I can be reached at j(spam)alex(spam)malone(at)gmail.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

Since we're pretty much done until nationals save for UK's event in a month, does anyone want to take a shot at rankings? I daresay the big three are pretty much neck and neck and neck at HSNCT/PACE difficulty, but beyond that I don't have any idea. Too many one-man teams.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

For what it's worth, the KAAC final four appear to be Russell/Corbin, Manual, Dunbar, and Johnson. The questions this year are a bit more pyramidal than last year's. The lit writer is still intent on putting in obscure titles over actual information on better known works, and there were several answ...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you love quizbowl?
Replies: 15
Views: 3582

Re: Why do you love quizbowl?

Because there's a crippling scarcity of people in this world who are able to honestly laugh at the concept of Riemann in front of a lady all like, "It's critical that you strip!" and doing this allows me to meet their better portion; because I realized how horrible the Kentucky high school state for...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHSAT)
Replies: 17
Views: 8059

Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHS

Congratulations and thanks to Fred for managing to salvage whatever weird bracket nonsense was going on and to everyone we played, particularly Dunbar, Ammad, and Farragut, for some riveting games of quizbowl. Also, I note that in the stats, Glasgow appears to hail from the great state with abbrevia...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4205

Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

Congratulations to Ezell-Harding A for defeating us in the finals (380-305,) and to Manual A and Sidney, who rounded out the top four.

Complete playoff stats
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 90434

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

4. Is it possible to have further subdivisions within the distribution (e.g. being able to choose Physics instead of just Science), or is that asking for too much? As much as we'd all like this, it's almost impossible to implement—first, you'd have to recategorize the whole database, second, there ...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 4731

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I think there was also a science-related Silver tossup in Dartmouth A, but I don't have it. EDIT: Actually now I am second-guessing myself as to whether that Dartmouth A science was on Ag or Cl since the only clue that I remember was about the AgCl precipitate. Either way, could you post that quest...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

U of L A & S resulted in: 1. DuPont A 2. DuPont B 3. Gatton Academy 4. Johnson Central I'm really curious as to what your guys' post Louisville rankings are. Honestly, for an actual list I'd wait a month for Hilltopper and UK to happen, just because Ezell was single-elim and this was on an A-set, w...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013

Obviously I know that Gatton made the quarters, and I believe that USN A did too, but not entirely sure.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Myself as a Player
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

Re: Improving Myself as a Player

I started a lot like you my freshman year. I tried a lot of Question Databases and archives, but my favorite thing to do was use Wikipedia. Sometimes I went on and picked one of the Articles of the Day, and read pretty in depth on that. Sometimes I just jotted down a couple topics from practice the...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Steps to Conquering the Math Canon?
Replies: 13
Views: 6285

Re: Steps to Conquering the Math Canon?

This is one of the few areas where I have some amount of experience. As Max said, in high school there is a reasonable amount of "elementary mathematics" (nt, combo, euclidean geometry), like the kind that shows up on competitions.I'm not really sure how to learn beyond actually doing a lot of inde...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

Sulawesi Myzomela wrote:
AustinlSmith wrote: I believe it's only Dunbar and Pikeville representing us, so it looks like we'll have some pretty good finishes coming our way.
I think we may have an unofficial representative from DMHS.
This is correct.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 138514

Re: ProtoBowl

I think by nature HSQB and QBWiki are much more formal modes of discourse, so that kind of behavior doesn't really ever arise. Anything real time with a semblance of competitiveness tends to bring out the vitriol and impudent remarks, significantly moreso than a high-latency medium like a forum, wh...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 138514

Re: ProtoBowl

Is there a way to have people log in with their forum IDs (or maybe Facebook or something like that)? It seems (not that I really know; I've been on the site once, over a year ago) like anonymity is the main cause of all of the horribleness, so requiring people to tether their Protobowl presence to...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri May 31, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

So, anyone willing to put up their personal pre-season Kentucky rankings? Sure, I'll bite. This is only of the teams I'm familiar with, which aren't that numerous. Upper echelon/S tier: Dunbar, Gatton, Manual. Dunbar and Manual's returning players should make for two of the best lineups in the stat...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun May 26, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lightning round strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Lightning round strategy?

I'll follow in the format of probably every other poster here and encourage you to play more good quizbowl, which generally doesn't follow 4Q or similarly weird formats. EDIT okay so it turns out HSAPQ has done this in the past (which I was aware of) and NAQT as well (which I wasn't.) Pardon my unil...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Thu May 23, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

Out of curiosity, what is the enrollment at Gatton? Would you all be eligible to be designated as a small school? Matt U of L We admit about 60 juniors give or take a few every year, so we usually have an enrollment in the 120s, although as Jeff has mentioned our selection disqualifies us from that.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Thu May 23, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

Helmuth von Moltke wrote:So, would Gatton's team have KAAC eligibility?
Unfortunately, no. We're explicitly forbidden from competing in Governor's Cup; their metaphor was that of a stacked deck. NAQT and PACE are okay with it, though.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Thu May 23, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 55156

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

Ah, yes, I recall seeing an old binder in junior high with Hart questions from, like, the late '90s. One was along the lines of "I declined the Nobel Prize in Literature, who am I?" Pasternak was given as the only correct answer, with Sartre written in next to it in pen, probably ex post facto. In t...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2012-13
Replies: 66
Views: 19799

Re: Kentucky 2012-13

Regarding KAAC State, I'd like to congratulate everyone whom we played and apologize for the way we ended up winning. [To say nothing of not having to play against any traditional powerhouses except Johnson: There was a clerical error - in the finals packet. "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" w...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 138514

Re: ProtoBowl

I would suggest you impose an upper limit, say, 1000 characters, on the length of possible chat messages / question responses, since there are people pasting in enough text at once to freeze the page until it's reloaded.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Glasgow (KY) Invitational (12/15/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Glasgow (KY) Invitational (12/15/12)

How'd this go? My best guess is that Manual/the walking Mean Girls reference played Dunbar A in the finals (this being run on an IS-A set, I have no idea who won,) after having beaten Russell A and Dunbar B, respectively. I know that Russell beat us 460-410 in the quarterfinals, and I was told that...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FCAT 15 @ Fleming Co. High School (1/12/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: FCAT 15 @ Fleming Co. High School (1/12/2013)

Pikeville plans on bringing one JV team, everything allowing.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 138514

Re: ProtoBowl

vestben wrote:
HopefullyUnknown wrote:Upon loading the page, a question from the VHSL sets on The Scarlet Letter seems to be at the very bottom consistently. Is this a known bug?
Do you have it bookmarked (i.e. is it starred)?
And now I'm trying to figure out how exactly I didn't notice that.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 138514

Re: ProtoBowl

Upon loading the page, a question from the VHSL sets on The Scarlet Letter seems to be at the very bottom consistently. Is this a known bug?
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Glasgow (KY) Invitational (12/15/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Glasgow (KY) Invitational (12/15/12)

Due to money restraints and precedent, I believe we're only going to register one team. Confirmation coming ASAP.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 63775

Re: Quizbowl Central

shubox wrote:Is there a way to make an advanced search with the new interface?
I'm fairly sure it's not possible. While I'm sure Sharad's busy with school and whatnot, I'm curious to hear from him on the direction this is going in.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Glasgow (KY) Invitational (12/15/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Kentucky 2012-13

Glasgow High School will be hosting an official NAQT tournament this December 15 using IS-119A Questions. Registration is $70 ($60 if by November 16). We have a brand new high school and intend on putting on a great tournament. We will offer a nice hospitality room and will have limited concessions...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2012-13
Replies: 66
Views: 19799

Re: Kentucky 2012-13

I guess I'll just throw in my two cents for the parts of this that I actually know something about. The thing I know best about is truly Oldham County, and I can say that the graduation of our two best players (Cory and Elias) will hurt us significantly. I personally will be attempting to attend as...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 63775

Re: Quizbowl Central

Khanate wrote:For some reason, the database hardly works at all for me. I can pull up the site (i've tried Chrome, Safari, and Firefox), but when I type something in the search box and click search, nothing happens.
I'll second this. The reader doesn't seem to be working, either. Is this a server-side issue?
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 6280

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

DCC A and B are now both confirmed. Six of the top 31 teams in the country are now confirmed or interested. This is going to be a really good show--you won't want to miss it! A pity because it runs into our prom weekend. As such, I believe three-quarters of our top four as well as our coach/transpo...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 6280

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

Interest is expressed by me. Me [us] too. EDIT: Upon seeing these in the OP - it's likely we'll bring two teams, if that improves your grimoire of information by any minuscule amount. Sounds good. Do you guys know about when you could confirm? I'm down to four spots for now. OT: I was down your way...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 6280

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

SoLegit12 wrote:Interest is expressed by me.
Me [us] too.

EDIT: Upon seeing these in the OP - it's likely we'll bring two teams, if that improves your grimoire of information by any minuscule amount.
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (CANCELED)
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (4/21/12)

Anybody else want to come to this tournament? It's going to be on an excellent question set and will feature top-notch competition. Also, a late season tournament is great for teams preparing for nationals, and even better for teams preparing for next year. Sitting from February to September withou...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2011-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 14395

Re: Kentucky 2011-2012

I don't mean to derail the deliberation of quizbowl's future in this state with this quote-unquote interjection, nor to be a nuisance or a necromancer, or to draw attention to anyone in particular; however, can we get some speculations on the actual KAAC state tournament, since at least IMHO the for...
by The ChatSack Triple-Play
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 63775

Re: Quizbowl Central

This may be a really stupid question but how do you enter a answer? Like, I hit buzz and I type in my answer, but how do I submit it? User was reminded to add a signature. -Mgmt You press the enter key. Only works if you're logged in, and no one can log in right now. Well, I just type my UN/PW in t...