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by ktour84
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 7111

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

I'm looking to play. I'm good with most visual arts except film.
by ktour84
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51864

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Will the question set be posted soon?
by ktour84
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51864

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Thank you Stephen, Doug, Nathan, and Benji for a great tournament. The difficulty and answer selection were great. It was nice being able to buzz on clues that I've researched and written about. I thought the distribution was great. The questions on 20th century art were well written, especially on ...
by ktour84
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51864

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

If anyone needs a teammate, I'm looking for one.
by ktour84
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 16875

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

I'm interested in playing and can get questions written.
by ktour84
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packets
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Re: Packets

I'm interested in them. kelly.tourdot at google's mail service.
by ktour84
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51864

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'd be interested in playing.
by ktour84
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of graduate school (split)
Replies: 28
Views: 3570

Re: Discussion of graduate school (split)

I have an MS in Library Science and am currently working in a library now at UW-Madison. I probably would only consider going back to school if it meant a significant pay increase or change from hourly to salaried, but neither will probably happen given the decreasing amount of state support for UW-...
by ktour84
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 10501

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'd like to play this year for the first time in a while. I could contribute art, lit, and history.
by ktour84
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 17583

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

(2) Most scholastic bowl coaches probably philosophically disagree with most posters on this forum about the role of scholastic bowl. Most coaches, I believe, feel that scholastic bowl is meant to encourage and celebrate scholastic (that is, in-school) learning. My perception is that most posters f...
by ktour84
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd
Replies: 28
Views: 3336

Re: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd

When will the set be posted? I don't plan on playing at any other sites it might be read at.
by ktour84
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 2528

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

I read "The Things They Carried" in a college freshman into to fiction class. That was not a good way to write a question on it though. If you want to write on contemporary American literature, those questions have to be written better i.e. less transparent and obvious clues. My one concern about wr...
by ktour84
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 13689

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I'm registered as ktourdot
by ktour84
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 4891

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

Speaking as an alum of a class A school from Northern Illinois and an occasional contributor to IL high school quizbowl, I think going away from mACF style questions would be a huge step backwards. I can remember some of what passed for bonuses, especially in science. I don't want a return to "name ...
by ktour84
Sat May 31, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 10378

Re: CO trash announcement

I'm looking for a team. My email is kelly.tourdot@gmail.com
by ktour84
Sat May 17, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gift ideas for scholastic bowl players
Replies: 15
Views: 2810

Re: Gift ideas for scholastic bowl players

Books, especially Benet's. Gift cards to Barnes and Noble or Borders would be a good choice if you didn't know what they preferred to read. As for graduating seniors, if your program has enough money in its budget, some money for their college expenses would be a good idea. My coach did that when I ...
by ktour84
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 12494

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

I'm interested in playing. My email is kelly.tourdot@gmail.com
by ktour84
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 13529

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

I did the geography and spelling bees, even making it to the Minnesota state geography bee finals in 5th grade, but my schools in Illinois didn't do those. Instead, there was some KMO-like computer test, then the middle school competitions in the greater Rockford area. As far as the non-competition ...
by ktour84
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FICHTE discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: FICHTE discussion

1/1 Artistic Current Events, designed to cover things like art thefts, awards, the Smithsonian mess, and community or national arts issues (This still hasn't clicked in terms of quality like I want it to, though I blame that on the general problem with not having enough people writing regularly) I ...
by ktour84
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.
Replies: 23
Views: 4523

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

I'm not shocked that there are not any more quizbowlers than Meredith competing this year. I am sure that more quizbowl players were in the talent pool, but weren't selected for various reasons. I am also sure that the Jeopardy people do some background research about potential players, which is exp...
by ktour84
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 11312

ktourdot
by ktour84
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 194776

Due to the actions of some school districts in the past, the Masons had to dictate that the money goes to the team, not the school. I also disagree with this idea. The teams that need it are teams that are more active. Last I checked, there weren't that many tournaments down here compared to up nor...
by ktour84
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 18553

In addition to asking if you have any experience with quiz bowl, they also ask if you personally know anyone who has appeared on the show. Something that I wish I would have done when I auditioned for it was to treat it like a job interview, especially in terms of personal attire. Most of the older ...
by ktour84
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 26512

Could someone send me the set at kelly.tourdot@gmail.com?
by ktour84
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10409

Do any of the American Idol performances count? That's a goldmine for funny (and awful) covers. The Best: William Hung "She Bangs" Guy from S3/S4 auditions "Like a Virgin" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0mSmAnSLvU Legit covers Fountains of Wayne "Baby One More Time" Celine Dion "I Drove All Night" ...
by ktour84
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some Semblance of Preseason Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 12897

I did graduate and currently looking for gainful employment at any place that will hire me.

Kelly Tourdot
by ktour84
Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5776

The questions were very good and it was one of the best written and edited sets I've played on. The fine arts were excellent. Thank you Seth and the various editors for producing an excellent set. Bruce's history doubles seemed good and most answers were gettable by the end, but I just read. Thank y...
by ktour84
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 30908

If HSNCT expands its field, NAQT is either going to have to find one site that will allow for enough playing room and lodging or expand to another site in the area. They are going to have to raise HSNCT fees to cover the extra reservation fees and bringing more staff to help. Raising the price might...
by ktour84
Mon May 21, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Guns of August: CO History Doubles
Replies: 42
Views: 22143

I'm in.
by ktour84
Fri May 18, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open free agents
Replies: 15
Views: 7827

If anyone is looking for a free agent for CO or the trash tournament, let me know by emailing me at kelly.tourdot@gmail.com

Kelly
by ktour84
Fri May 11, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10092

Some of my favorite places to go when I'm in Chicago -Art Institute (Thursday evenings 5-8 are free, but the big spring show Cezanne to Picasso closes tomorrow) -Bookstores - Borders on Michigan Ave and Powell's in Hyde Park are my favorites -It is worth walking down Michigan Avenue past the Chicago...
by ktour84
Tue May 01, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 11930

I'm in provided that it doesn't conflict with the trash tournament or the lit singles.

Kelly
by ktour84
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 32608

Matt Weiner wrote Bruce wrote: I heard a rumor that only 24 teams in each division rather than 32 will qualify this year. Anyone else know something about this? I guess that would be one way to avoid a repeat of the L.A. embarrassment where not enough teams could be found to fill out the field due ...
by ktour84
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 23255

Iowa, South Georgia College (CC), University of British Columbia, and University of Southern Mississippi (CC) have been added. Pitt is still pending as it wasn't listed. Still no host announcements for the East Coast, or the Northeast.
by ktour84
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 12815

The Iowa/Ezra packet at Deep Bench was just one example of plagarism being called out. A suggestion to editors of future Deep Benches, put in a warning against plagarism from older packets and online sources like wikipedia similar to this year's ACF Fall and have a penalty for teams whose packets ar...
by ktour84
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 252298

The top individual scorers at UIUC earlybird were Justin from Carbondale, Hunter from Bloomington, and Luke from St. Ignatius.
by ktour84
Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Recent Literature: General Thoughts/Who Makes the Cut?
Replies: 31
Views: 32707

How recent would you define recent? Books published after 1990 or 1985? I think that there is a trend whenever a book is published with glowing reviews and good sales for critics to proclaim it as the next great book. A good couple good examples would be Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Jonathan ...
by ktour84
Fri May 26, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 13163

I'm a free agent looking for a team. If interested, email me at kelly.tourdot@gmail.com
by ktour84
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open?
Replies: 5
Views: 4397

Whatever the organizers decide on is fine with me, and the history tournament sounds interesting. If anyone is looking for a teammate for Saturday, please email me at kelly.tourdot@gmail.com
by ktour84
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 238295

Styxman I felt bad for everyone who participated in extraciriculars at Winnebago and that is was so depressing to know that the only reason the refereredum passed was because the boys' basketball team happened to be good that. I'm originally from Stillman and I played on the team that beat Wheaton ...