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by Large Adult Song
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 111054

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

So, K-pop. Underneath all the flashy music videos, ridiculous choreographies, cultural appropriation, and synthesizing like there’s no tomorrow, K-pop actually has a surprisingly large amount of culturally and academically relevant content hidden in its lyrics, visuals, and marketing. The casual lis...
by Large Adult Song
Wed May 31, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43567

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

D.5: In the case of questions that specifically ask for a shared first or last name by giving clues about different people who have borne it, the full name of any referenced person will be acceptable (even if the people are relatives). Note that this does not apply to questions asking for a specifi...
by Large Adult Song
Mon May 29, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 6963

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

1992 in spaceflight wrote: -BASQT-Are you guys planning on writing a third BASQT set?
I do not anticipate the production of a third BASQT for the upcoming year.
by Large Adult Song
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

The field is now full, and all teams should have received an email. Please email me at davson@bergen.org if this is not the case.
by Large Adult Song
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

We are a little over a month away from the tournament, with the field half full. Please register!
by Large Adult Song
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 21980

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

Dead Parrot wrote:The Rutgers Academic Team will host the Scarlet Knight Spring Tournament on April 15th on NAQT IS-165A. A full announcement will be posted shortly.
Would it be possible to switch this to IS-166 and designate it as the state championship, given none exists so far?
by Large Adult Song
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

Bergen County Academies Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament , a high school tournament on April 8th, 2017. We will be using our regular-difficulty housewritten set. More information is available here . We still have plenty of time and room for mirrors! Fo...
by Large Adult Song
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II Available for Spring 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3653

Re: BASQT II Available for Spring 2017

TJHSST and the University of Kentucky will be using BASQT on March 25 and April 15, respectively.
by Large Adult Song
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II Available for Spring 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3653

Re: BASQT II Available for Spring 2017

We have two Missouri mirrors in Orchard Farm and Hallsville. Please contact us if you'd like to use this set in your region!
by Large Adult Song
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Hunter NY 10/29
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter NY 10/29

(e.g. if you are a middle school quizbowl veteran, playing in this tournament may be unsportsmanlike, and we highly suggest that you volunteer to moderate instead). It seems odd to discourage people from playing in a tournament meant for those with little high school experience simply because they ...
by Large Adult Song
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 14027

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

in eight nationals i think i've gone through around 20 altoids canisters
by Large Adult Song
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II Available for Spring 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3653

BASQT II Available for Spring 2017

I am pleased to announce the second iteration of the Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament , or BASQT , available beginning in February of 2017. This will be a regular-difficulty high school set written by members of the Bergen County Academies Quizbowl Team. Zachary Stier of Princeton and Reb...
by Large Adult Song
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 40149

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Something seems to be wrong on the Superplayoffs data for bonuses/bouncebacks heard, leading to errors for P/B and P/BB.
by Large Adult Song
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 21980

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

We will probably be hosting our Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament on April 8th.
by Large Adult Song
Tue May 31, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 51694

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Do math contest people learn about the Galois theory stuff in this question? No, but it's a common topic of self-study for "math contest people". I wouldn't say common , but it's also certainly not unheard of. Nevertheless, I would be very surprised if anyone powered this unless it was a quick gues...
by Large Adult Song
Tue May 24, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 18282

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

I believe East Brunswick's May Invitational on 151-A had a full team from Middlesex County Academy:

http://neg5.org/t/NklrFBvJGb/stats/team?phase=EJHtSwJMb

And EB's February tourney on SSNCT:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... ck#p313396
by Large Adult Song
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAVE at Ridgewood High School, NJ (CALI Set | 10 April 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3478

Re: RAVE at Ridgewood High School, NJ (CALI Set | 10 April 2

Great Bustard wrote:Is there a full list of teams who went to this / stats available somewhere?
http://neg5.org/t/E1ejtMSGyb/stats/team?phase=V1UjGHf1b

Six-team round robin followed by a one-game final.
by Large Adult Song
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 31493

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Two immediate things: Content repetition. I'll hold off discussing the actual answerlines until that gets cleared, but there were clear instances in the bowl of the same answer appearing two, and possibly three, times. If the eligible pool of answers is "anything that has happened in the past", as i...
by Large Adult Song
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: College Player v. World
Replies: 26
Views: 11228

Re: College Player v. World

Your Feline Genome wrote:This Friday's game against Eric Mukherjee at 9 PM CDT is still on. Please join us!
Getting wrecked on science before two days of history, history, history? Sounds refreshing. :party:
by Large Adult Song
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 19677

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Now that my team has played its last major tournament of the regular season, I figured I might as well start the Nats hypetrain. Here are my predictions of the teams I know (sorry Pennsylvania) who will be in Dallas for the Battle of San HSNCTo. For reference, the Bergen team will ostensibly consist...
by Large Adult Song
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for Writers -- International History Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 15534

Re: Call for Writers -- International History Olympiad

This first sentence is disingenuous at best. There's a reason you call this thing specifically the International History Olympiad and not the International History Championships, or the World History Bowl, or HistoryCon, and that reason is because of the cachet of the International Mathematical Oly...
by Large Adult Song
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 44076

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

The bee, where 8 players face off instead of just two teams, is not "traditional" quiz bowl. There should be a penalty, in my opinion, for winning a buzzer race and wildly guessing at the expense of a player who may actually legitimately know the answer. Quizbowl is an exercise in knowledge, but it...
by Large Adult Song
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 33956

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

New Jersey still has its Championships to be played on April 18th, so I'll hold off on any Nationals predictions until then. This year has seen plenty of competition in the state, with everyone fighting for the coveted spot of 2nd place right behind High Tech A, unarguably the best team in the state...
by Large Adult Song
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 35472

Re: Your Lowest Point

I might come back in two years after my high school career is over, but here are my low points so far, from bad to worse: Hunter Novice 2011: This was my first event at any level, and I was enjoying it very well until the tournament was cancelled midway through the playoffs due to the two inches of ...
by Large Adult Song
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 33956

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

using the new Morlan rankings! I think this season truly showed how you can't just predict matches by looking at PPB- Bergen(#90) has two tournament victories(in the absence of High Tech/Bethlehem/Charter), while we and a few other teams have lost to Alex Schmidt and his Lehigh Valley Academy team(...
by Large Adult Song
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 8246

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

If cash just isn't possible this year, then that's just the way it has to be, and it's more of a return to status quo than a massive deprivation. ... the credit could be transferred to discounts of equivalent value on next year's NHBB events? I would be very surprised if teams attending NHBB Nation...
by Large Adult Song
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey NAQT states date discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: 2015 NAQT New Jersey State Championships

jasongg17 wrote:Hello all. In light of Bergen's Spring Tournament, we will be moving the state championship to a later date (to be determined, though we consider the 25th to be optimal). We apologize for this whole snafu.
That would be the Saturday of NHBB nationals.
by Large Adult Song
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 5806

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

super image heavy book meant to teach kids about minerals or dinosaurs or something These are important . Because questions are partially designed to reward information you should've learned in class, MS questions naturally require less understanding of a subject in order to get points. For example...
by Large Adult Song
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 22071

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

I think Middlesex Middle will make a superb run this year based on their stats so far... http://www.naqt.com/stats/team-performance.jsp?team_id=77864&playoffs=1 Look at that Round 8 game vs. Independence A. 30.00 PPB over 18 gets, 13 of them powers? That's absolutely insane. Phipps plays like a hig...
by Large Adult Song
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 33956

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

So assuming that the top teams at St. Joseph’s GSAC are seeded using Morlan rank, the top teams would be: Remember the Morlan rankings were before Millburn had played a tournament this season. They sure don't look like the #63 team that they were expected to be. And most excitingly, we’d get to see...
by Large Adult Song
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 33956

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

MoeMoney wrote: NAQT Rankings:
7. Wilmington Charter
LIFT XIV wrote: NAQT IS #140
Charter A
PPG 470.4
PPB 23.47
Yeah, no, you're good. Very good.
Does anyone know if the Millburn squad that played on Saturday is the full Millburn team?
by Large Adult Song
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 33956

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

Al Hirt wrote: I'd argue High Tech and Bethlehem are the two best teams in the region, followed by Ridgewood, Charter, Livingston, EB, BCA, and Manheim in no specific order.
From the results at QuBIT, I would say that Hunter and St. Joe's should definitely be added on to that list.
by Large Adult Song
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 25420

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but a NAQT tossup appeared in the latest Time Magazine issue under the page "Are you smarter than a teenager? To find out, take this quiz with questions from the SAT, teen Jeopardy!, Oxford Dictionaries and more" This featured twelve questions, including ...
by Large Adult Song
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 11559

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but a NAQT tossup appeared in the latest Time Magazine issue under the page "Are you smarter than a teenager? To find out, take this quiz with questions from the SAT, teen Jeopardy!, Oxford Dictionaries and more" This featured twelve questions, including ...
by Large Adult Song
Mon May 26, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 33430

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Not much to say other than what has already been said: I thought this was one of the best sets I've seen, and I really enjoyed the unorthodox answerlines. I echo the remarks about how answers could have been accepted/prompted, although that was not a problem for my team(my teammate buzzed in with "c...
by Large Adult Song
Tue May 13, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32117

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Literally. The only times you ever really have people clapping in high school games is towards the end of the national playoffs, whereas here it was after almost every half. There was one game I played last year, where my team had no parents with us, while our opponents had a crowd of at least 10. ...
by Large Adult Song
Sun May 11, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32117

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

A runner-up team barely clearing 300PP20TH is certainly weird... but not too surprising if you look at St. Mark's playoff run(all of their wins were by less than 100 points) and their two final games, both lost by a margin of more than 300. I obviously wasn't there, but I can't help but think that t...
by Large Adult Song
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 10546

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

It's easier and is more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion. Agreed. Also, "quizbowl" conveniently leads to terms such as quizbowling, quizbowler, etc. What I've noticed is that many outsiders to quizbowl refer to it as "Quiz Bowl" with caps and space. I don't think there should be any caps whethe...
by Large Adult Song
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Balancing Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Balancing Teams

It really depends on the teams' goals and structures. Obviously, if you want to win a tournament, a "stacked" team would do much better than splitting up the best players. But if you have a single, confident, dominant player(hi Michael), and if you're aiming to qualify many teams for Nationals, then...
by Large Adult Song
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 22980

Re: Staying Alert

This may be just me, but I've found that mints(Altoids for me) have kept me awake.

If you're planning on using food to stay alert, however, make sure it doesn't distract you from the buzzer! :aaa:
by Large Adult Song
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing Everyone to Nationals
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

Re: Bringing Everyone to Nationals

If, for some unfathomable reason, all players are required to play the same amount of games without regards to ability, then clearly there is an issue. But if not, and rotations are reasonable, then why not? More people=Bigger pool of money=Less money out of your pocket. Also, bringing your less tal...
by Large Adult Song
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Tryout Test
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: Tryout Test

For tryouts and starting practices, there's no substitute for actual gameplay. This is indeed the best way. However, if you want a balanced team, then you may wish to look for players with certain specialties which cannot be determined from simple gameplay stats. For example, the top four scorers m...
by Large Adult Song
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior 3 (Oct 26, 2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 6896

Re: Bergen Junior 3 (Oct 26, 2013)

Ben Franklin is planning on bringing two teams(registration to follow).
by Large Adult Song
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Younger players
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

Re: Younger players

As long as the younger players are interested, they should have no trouble in enjoying quizbowl, which of course is the most important first step. What also can be very helpful is persuading the parents of the kids to be involved in QB; the younger they are, the more their parents will be able to he...
by Large Adult Song
Sat May 11, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: 2013 MSNCT discussion

The _Mammalia_ or _mammal_s tossup started off with "This class's members", so any neg with a classification too specific or not specific enough was not the question's fault.
by Large Adult Song
Sat May 11, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: 2013 MSNCT discussion

geolawyerman wrote:You actually answered the one question I had on this set. I negged it with volcanoes.
Ditto.
by Large Adult Song
Thu May 09, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 3650

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

Why are there so many middle schoolers commenting on question difficulty? I don't know about the others, and I'm not saying I'm an expert on question difficulty either, but having played on both the high school and middle school circuit simultaneously for two years, I think I have a good grasp on d...
by Large Adult Song
Wed May 08, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 3650

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

That would depend on your interpretation of my original point.
by Large Adult Song
Wed May 08, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 3650

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

As I said in my edit, my question was a purely hypothetical one. And no, I would do fine without weekly ACF Nationals.