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by dnlwng
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 23512

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on "relatively prime"? I negged it with "a + b = c" on the leadin, but I might have misheard what exactly it was asking for.
by dnlwng
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 9520

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

The tossup on “KD’s alternate twitter accounts” was the best thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
by dnlwng
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Olympian Academic SoCal Invitational Showdown (OASIS)
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Olympian Academic SoCal Invitational Showdown (OASIS)

I don't think the stats for the final game between CCA and Oly A are in quite yet.
by dnlwng
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 48843

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

If you decided to do a Penn Bowl adjustment, there's the UCI Invitational.
by dnlwng
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7035

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

I actually weighted EFT/Penn Bowl/hard college things less heavily than regular difficulty stuff, partly because the PPB adjustments get kind of wonky when there's only a handful of high school teams playing a set, and also partly because I feel like the national tournaments (especially HSNCT) are a...
by dnlwng
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 6429

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

I understand - I was just referring to alternate spellings/abbreviations (like Canyon Crest/CCA) that happen for convenience reasons. Sorry if I was unclear. I've edited the specific teams out of my earlier post, though.
by dnlwng
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 6429

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

Can somebody provide a list of some alternate names top teams are using? For reference, a bunch of Canyon Crest's more notable results are under CCA (Penn Bowl and IS-170), which isn't immediately obvious.
by dnlwng
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 6429

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

Something that complicates things further is that HSNCT is a lot different than the NSC, at least for a few teams. Some times (TJ and DCC) are somehow gods at both, but I'd put my own team (a lot) higher in a NSC/housewrite ranking than in a HSNCT/NAQT ranking.
by dnlwng
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do/Did you Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 4260

Re: How Do/Did you Study?

if you have lots and lots of cards try using specialized flashcard software (see: anki, mnemosyne). they use cool formulas to help you retain information and you don't need to have an internet connection
by dnlwng
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 5365

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Could I see the bonus part on “alcohols”? I am aware that the pKa of an alcohol was given, but I’m pretty sure the Williamson synthesis uses an alkoxide, which wasn’t accepted.
by dnlwng
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 4315

Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Discussion

turns out olympian (A and B!!!) are very very good, i'd put them just under arcadia
they seem to be an naqt team, and have a weirdly low power rate considering their (very!) good ppb.
they also never neg
by dnlwng
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 34566

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Could you post the tossup on "twilight"? I'm curious as to how this question played on other rooms.
by dnlwng
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 34566

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Could we see the tossup on Lisbon? My teammate buzzed on the leadin and said "Portugal", and complained about the use of the pronoun "this port" because apparently Portugal means port or something.
by dnlwng
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 34566

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set. I liked the tossup on "harmonic" as we just recently covered Laplacians in class. Overall I really liked the math especially although the other science was also very good too.
by dnlwng
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Canyon Crest would also like to host Socal Champs, probably sometime in April.
by dnlwng
Wed May 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 7606

Re: Pre-Nats Poll

P.S.: Canyon Crest, I still believe in you. Thanks man, I appreciate it. I think that these national polls are insanely hard to do, as there are so many mostly-isolated regions that are really hard to gauge (looking at California), so thank you to everyone who took the time to do their research and...
by dnlwng
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: upgrading server
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: upgrading server

Could you update this thread when you fix the sign-up/email verification system for qems2?
Thanks for doing this, it's been a really really helpful tool.
by dnlwng
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 28987

Re: Midseason Poll

A little late, but there is a great website that gives a lot of information about the SoCal circuit and tournament results at http://www.socalquizbowl.org, look under "Tournament Results" I definitely agree that Westview is the strongest team here, followed by Canyon Crest (by a decent margin). Unfo...
by dnlwng
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5114

Re: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion

Canyon Crest also loses mythgod Nathan Mar, who was their top playoff scorer at PACE, but hopefully doesn't lose too much other depth.