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by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2961

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

Describing this tournament as an atrocity would be an understatement. To be honest, I had little to nothing to do with this tournament other than reading and providing some input on playoff structure. I'll try to address the issues you guys have put forth, though. 1) Why can't Alabama print schedule...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

NAQT State Results:

1st - Hoover
2nd - ISS
3rd - Brindlee Mountain
4th - Russellville

I could have 3rd and 4th mixed up.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2961

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

I've tried to contact our president but to no avail. We should have an update by the 23rd (at the latest).

EDIT: There will be an update by tonight.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 88975

Re: Bad Negs Again

scquizbowl wrote:This woman, who was born in 1891, was the first lady (buzz)

My guess: Jacqueline Kennedy
Answer: Onassis
:w-hat:
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 121786

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

geekjohnson wrote:. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfZwj91a ... re=channel . . . slightly homo-erotic video
understatement of the century itt
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:Randolph had by far the highest ppg, but lost 3 matches. They beat us, but lost to Hazel Green, Bob Jones, and Albertville...
?!
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets
Replies: 35
Views: 4150

Re: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets

No, those are both accurate. Jason and the argonauts all participated in the Calydonian Boar hunt, and Theseus was an Argonaut. He may be confusing the Calydonian Boar with Heracles's Erymanthian Boar. Actually, Theseus isn't usually counted amongst the crew of the Argo, but he and Pirithous did ta...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2961

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

wexs883198215 wrote:Um...I assume you are not scheduling something for two years ago
I think Magee loves copy and paste too much.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:Alabama NAQT State...?

Apparently it is at UA on March 28. Has there been an official announcement?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7219
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9471

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

jhn31 wrote:If no one cares about playing the tournament in a desolate wasteland, then we should hold the ICT in Starkville, Mississippi.
Fixed.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:
Nick15 wrote:Districts are coming up this month. Any thoughts?
Some districts (Huntsville and Birmingham areas) will be brutal. All the rest will be cake-walks. As always.
Fixed.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

Apparently it is at UA on March 28. Has there been an official announcement? I don't think we have, but I'll talk to the president and see what's going on. Believe me, there will not be a repeat of last year. Also, I think ASFA could make a run for it. Alvin plays a lot better when he's under press...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Trophies

Schweizerkas wrote:I don't believe many colleges have trophy cases for their quizbowl teams, do they?
UA does, but we could be in the minority in that respect.

I'd perfer books as well. Dorm rooms are cluttered with enough stuff as it is.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5580

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Actually Andy they are playing theirs on the Friday right before.. so we are safe.. apparently I got lucky because I thought at first I wouldn't get to have any of the CC help because it was scheduled the same day and then I got a last minute switch on the questions but it worked out, I believe Yea...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5580

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Matthew D wrote:Also there has been a change in packet from IS-83 to IS-81
If this is still the case, none of your community college help will be able to. IS-81 is what they're using for CCSCT.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

These are VARISTY??? Stop yourself. And WTH does the coach who thinks QGalore questions are too long want, exactly? "Who was the 4th President?" "Name the capital of New Jersey." "Who wrote 'The Mending Wall'?" "Spell preponderance" "Where was Napoleon defeated?" HEY! I've got 1/4 of a set of his i...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle school quiz bowl tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Re: Middle school quiz bowl tournaments

Either way, you can have as many competitive games as you want if you are willing to work to improve . This doesn't really make sense, dude. Wanting a competitive game doesn't magically make it happen. I think he meant that if you improve your skill, your games will become more competitive. In othe...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8069

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

UA shouls be bringing only one team with all freshmen.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip presents... Junor NAC!
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: Chip presents... Junor NAC!

Rome is the capital of Italy, why? Another example of how "questions starting with 'why' make great tossups". You know, I find it amusing that neither this nor the example in your signature actually starts with 'why'. Technically, the only part of either of those tossups that is a question is the f...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An NAQTer revisits the ACF question submission guidelines
Replies: 42
Views: 6426

Re: An NAQTer revisits the ACF question submission guidelines

I will probably write a longer reply after I get some sleep, but I just wanted to address this point: 2. It is relatively quick to read. If you're writing questions with a very large body of use, your target audience will include not only "the slow reader" (most untimed tournaments will have a room ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

Joshua Rutsky wrote:. . .and because LAMP historically hosts a very large tourney with good out-of-state teams attending.
If you play said out-of-state teams on a bad format with mediocre questions though, it won't really matter much as far as gauging talent of said teams against your own.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip presents... Junor NAC!
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: Chip presents... Junor NAC!

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:
Shcool wrote:What's the given answer to the question about Rome?
Because it is situated on seven hills :oops: :oops: :oops:
Brilliant!
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA

I'll try and get a hold of our president and get all these problems fixed as soon as possible.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6027

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 Question Discussion

There were definitely some typos that made it harder to read, and the complete lack of pronunciation guides (except for one for a person with a hard-to-pronounce name ) was an annoyance. Also, there was a bonus that had " something about science " as an answer. It left out the crucial word "that." W...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

Well, if you take a look at the Hoover stats, Spain Park A averaged 250.6 ppg, just 10 ppg below ISS. Their p/b was 11.21, while ISS's was 10.80., and Alex Shaw, their top scorer, racked up an impressive 108.75 ppg. Those stats are Greek to me considering I don't remember the format. I think the ma...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

5) Spain Park - they actually pulled some respectable numbers at Hoover, and they beat us at Buckhorn by a question. However, I haven't seen enough of them to give them a more accurate ranking, so I'll tentatively rank them at 5th. Really? I may be way out of touch with Alabama quizbowl, but this d...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

JV Results from BMI:

1st - ASFA
2nd - Brindlee Mountain
3rd - DAR

Playoffs for varsity are taking place as I type.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 88975

Re: Bad Negs Again

warpoet wrote:Censorship, thy name is moderator...
Yes, how dare someone move unrelated talk from a thread it doesn't belong in to a thread where it halfway does, especially when it's their job.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism: Don't Do It
Replies: 2
Views: 3265

Re: Plagiarism: Don't Do It

KGeee wrote:I suppose this would be a good spot for a public apology for my poor editing of our packet.

Sorry.
Ditto.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8069

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Put UA down as interested.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

How about it, ISS? Altamont? Host a tourney! We host an 8th grade tournament, but considering we only have about 15 classrooms a full-scale tournament would be difficult. That's 30 teams, assuming no byes. 15 classrooms?! That's not bad at all. Even assuming you have to make one of those HQ, that's...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

I appreciate your zeal in wanting to bring better quizbowl to Alabama, but I would highly advise against doing this. This tournament will run well into the night, even if you happened to have very experienced readers in every room and you don't have any of the regular tournament screw-ups (reschedu...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

. . .so unless there are some direct monetary rewards for winning ASCA state, I might recommend a similar approach. I know there's a free trip to Disney World for Panasonic, but if I remember correctly, that tournament may be suspended. I think there is also a certain amount of money give to the to...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

Quarter 1: Our questions will be similar to NAQT A-set ones, between 3-5 lines worth of clues. Quarter 2: Our questions will be similar to NAQT IS-set ones, between 4-7 lines worth of clues. Quarter 3: Category based worksheet Quarter 4: Our questions will be similar to NAQT IS-set ones, between 4-...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 6922

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

webbfeet wrote:Lee,
Is your tournament restricted to teams from Alabama?
I can't speak for sure, but it hasn't been in the past and probably will not be this year.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14489

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

There seemed to be a few tossups which teased players into predictable negs. I'd like to add one to this list which I thought fit this profile: I think the answer was The Burial of Count Orgaz (it might have been The Burial at Ornan like Charlie said, but looking at it I don't really see a skull), ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14489

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Oh man...there was a He-Man bonus? Was this in the finals packets? It wasn't a He-Man bonus, it was just a bonus with a He-Man part... I can't remember the other two parts because I (like the rest of the room) was laughing my ass off. But yeah, that was in the final - 1st finals packet, I suppose. ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14489

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

I've never done any ACF editing, so don't view my opinion as that of some insider, but I know my take on ACF not doing powers is that it seems to me that getting the tossup early can be viewed as reward enough, since you get the points and the other team doesn't. Could you not also view negs this w...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall South at MS State (11/9/08)
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall South at MS State (11/9/08)

Quick Results:

1st - Alabama A
2nd - Tulane A

Individuals:

1st (and top negger) - Andy Knowles (Alabama A)
2nd - Kevin Marshall (Tulane A)
3rd - Jonathan Thompson (Alabama A)
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MSU Fall College Tournament (11/8/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MSU Fall College Tournament (11/8/08)

Quick results:

1st - Alabama G (graduate team)
2nd - MSU A

Individuals:

Top scorer - Kevin Marshall (Tulane G)
Top negger - Andy Knowles (Alabama A)
Top powerer - Jonathan Thompson (Alabama G)
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA?

acmagee wrote:
everyday847 wrote:Greg Peterson is hosting his mirror on a Sunday. Do you think that you could do the same and/or that it'd work well with the trash tournament and high school tournament conflicts?
We could do that. Would that change anyone's response?
I could moderate then.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MSU Fall College Tournament (11/8/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MSU Fall College Tournament (11/8/08)

jhn31 wrote:
AndyShootsAndyScores wrote:Can we get a field update posted?
Alabama - 3
Tulane - 5
Louisiana-Lafayette - 2
Ole Miss - sucks
NE Mississippi CC - 1
SW Mississippi CC - 1
MSU - 3 (or whatever is needed to make the brackets work)
I thought I heard that Russellville High School (AL) would be coming.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 88975

Re: Bad Negs Again

Said feature would have to be taken away first for it to be reintroduced, right? No. A thousand times no. Even if your tortured definition of the word "reintroduce" held, this still isn't right (it could be reintroduced from elsewhere, for example.) MaS For the assault rifle, a specific weapon in a...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 6922

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

I'm available to moderate if the tournament is going to happen.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 88975

Re: Bad Negs Again

Captain Scipio wrote:Yes it can?

MaS
Said feature would have to be taken away first for it to be reintroduced, right? That would require at least 3 different versions of something.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 88975

Re: Bad Negs Again

No, I can confirm that NAQT will expressly say "prompt" on partial answer for the various Halo games. This does make some sense, as it can be taken to constitute the name of the series. Also, Halo is not the official title of even the first Halo, as it is actually Halo: Combat Evolved. This begs th...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:
AndyShootsAndyScores wrote: Once Jacob Morgan reaches junior or even sophomore year, though, watch out.
Imagine a player with your talent, but with a work ethic!!!
Inconceivable!

Yeah, if I had to guess, Buckhorn will either be house-written ASCA or Patrick's Press.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

who will be attending the tournament at Ole Miss? University of Alabama will be, but this is due to them running ACF Fall the next day and giving us a discount for participating in the NAQT one. Nick, you guys from Russellville should go ahead and take advantage of both the discount and the opportu...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 27054

Re: Alabama 08-09

I'm glad we finally have more than 4 regular contributors to the Alabama thread now. I wish I could've been there to see the new talent rising (curse you, old alarm clocks!), but I hope to see some of it at the BMHS tournament later. I'm glad Josh used a format that was similar to ASCA's while uppin...