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by Vito Corleone
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 7466

Re: San Diego Academic League

Updating the list of SDAL flops, a new champion for "Best Hose": What pressure is present when water diffuses| in plant cells? | represents my buzz of "osmotic pressure"; for the record, the answerline gave "turgor pressure". The question was deemed "not protestable" by our coach. Anyone's thoughts ...
by Vito Corleone
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accurate Timing during Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 7465

Accurate Timing during Tournaments

So I've both played at a variety of tournaments, and moderated a couple, and have come across the same issue multiple times: a lack of accurate timing for answering tossups and bonuses. As far as I am aware, no tournament format (excluding Academic League) requires a clock to be used to determine ti...
by Vito Corleone
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 7466

Re: San Diego Academic League

While we are on the subject, I found an interesting contradiction in the current Academic League rulebook: Under "Admission Fee", the following stipulation is included: No admission fee shall be charged for any competition of the San Diego City Academic League. But later on, one finds the following ...
by Vito Corleone
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 7466

Re: San Diego Academic League

While Academic League tossups are necessarily easier relative to pyramidal ones due to their one-line nature, there is a tendency towards "swerving" in questions which does not reward blitzing (several examples follow): "A heroine tells one story each night to a king in the Arabian Nights . Name tha...