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by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 8303

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

I'd also like to thank Robin and the NGCSU staff for running an excellent tournament. I, too, thought the gift certificates were a brilliant idea.
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 11925

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

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User was banned for one week due to editing out his post.
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 13699

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered.
by Aaron Kashtan
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 11925

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Thanks to Chris and the UGA team for running an enjoyable tournament.
by Aaron Kashtan
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 10868

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Here is an explanation:

http://ethics.iit.edu/eb/format.html

It appears to have certain similarities with high school LD debate.
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 10868

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Just so everyone is aware, the host school for NCT had to provide most of the perks like free meals, goodies, and the like. One of College Bowl's coordinators talked very briefly to us about hosting nationals at the airport on the way back from NCT '07, and mentioned that hosting CBI, instead of be...
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 10868

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Nonetheless, costs could not be scaled down with the size of the national field because College Bowl was still bound to hold RCTs for every region (whatever way they could) and to hold its most expensive event, the NCT, as a 16-team event, and they were apparently too stiff-necked to start cutting ...
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 10868

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

As someone who has had the misfortune to play at CBI tournaments, I can only say, woo-hoo!

This news comes as a surprise to me, though -- I had no idea CBI was suffering from financial problems. Can anyone speculate as to what precisely caused CBI to suspend their program?
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 12503

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Was there really a team called the Legion of Superheroes? If so, did they use Boy/Girl/Kid/Lass/Lad names?
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 7367

I'm not attending CBI Regionals. Once was more than enough.
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 11321

Username: Aaron Kashtan
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT timing policy
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

How would "invisible clock rules" be enforced? Are the players forbidden to look at their own watches or cell phones? What if there's a wall clock in the room?
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 12819

Just one comment: In my opinion, there should not be ANY trash or geography in NAQT packets. No NAQT packet, at least not at D1 level, should ever contain a single trash or geography question. Everyone hates these kinds of questions and there is no valid excuse for continuing to include them. I thi...
by Aaron Kashtan
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 12819

Just one comment: In my opinion, there should not be ANY trash or geography in NAQT packets. No NAQT packet, at least not at D1 level, should ever contain a single trash or geography question. Everyone hates these kinds of questions and there is no valid excuse for continuing to include them.
by Aaron Kashtan
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How much does your college NOT support quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: How much does your college NOT support quizbowl

I tried reserving rooms for the upcoming tournaments FSU was hosting and got this email in reply. "Unfortunately your request for rooms for the College Bowl at FSU is regretfully declined due to utilities savings" Sadly, I'm not too surprised to hear this given what little I know about FSU's budget...
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5777

Have the results been posted anywhere?
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 21555

I thoroughly enjoyed S&F, although this is the first summer tournament I've played, so maybe I'm not qualified to judge. Clearly a couple of the packets were too hard (the Whitman HS packet and the other Aaron's packet) but I felt that these were more the exception than the rule. -Helene Cixous -Cin...
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri May 11, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

From the same packet: Your question writer placed an extra hydrogen on this molecule's beta carbon and received no credit on a quiz. At least this tells you that it's a molecule with at least one hydrogen on its beta carbon. But is there any way that anyone, other than the question writer, could pos...
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri May 11, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

Thank you for the explanation... although on second thought, maybe I would have been better off not knowing. What was the answer?
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri May 11, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

Would someone please explain this running joke about Taco Bell soap?
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri May 11, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12758

The student involvement fair the past few years has been rained out for most of the time, and so the university finally realized that in case it doesn't last long again this year, that all the clubs can advertise in a student organization booklet that they are handing out at orientation. Just as a ...
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri May 11, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

I think the bonus at CBI nationals about naming the three Heisman trophy winners from Ohio State who weren't Vic Janowicz, Les Horvath, or Howard "Hopalong" Cassady should be nominated. Even Abe Kanter, who has never watched a football game and somehow remains the only OSU student totally oblivious...
by Aaron Kashtan
Wed May 09, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

Words baffle me. Are you sure that word means what you think it means? Inconceivable. For SSI this year, I wrote a bonus part that began "This is the character who says 'Inconceivable!' " I think this is defensible, though. Vezzini's name is mentioned infrequently enough that a player might remembe...
by Aaron Kashtan
Tue May 08, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12758

I agree that that tournament really sucked. I'm kind of jealous of the Florida team as they can get funding for non-CBI tournaments. At least our whining to the powers that be of not getting funding for the ICT and that it would have cost ~$2000 less than going to CBI nationals and stuff convinced ...
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon May 07, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12758

I went partly because I was morbidly curious about whether it was really as bad as everyone claims, but mostly because it was a free trip to LA. Just to confirm: It was, right? Are you asking whether the trip really was free, or whether the tournament really was as bad as everyone claims? (The answ...
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon May 07, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12758

I went partly because I was morbidly curious about whether it was really as bad as everyone claims, but mostly because it was a free trip to LA. Also, we have to send a team to the CBI RCT, or else our student union won't fund us to go to legitimate tournaments. Obviously I don't agree with this poi...
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon May 07, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

From CBI this weekend:

"This is the number of Noble Truths in Buddhism..." (buzz)

"Gimpel the Fool..." (buzz)
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon May 07, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 12758

This tournament was infuriating, terrible, and ridiculous. The tournament amenities and the sightseeing were cool, but the questions... bleccch. I don't know what CBI is, but it's not quizbowl. It's a competition with similar rules, but which tests buzzer speed and the ability to read Mike Decker's ...
by Aaron Kashtan
Wed May 02, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

SnookerUSF wrote:Not to expand the machinery of spite, but perhaps it is high time we came up for an appropriately quizbowl-inflected (read: snarky) name for the Bulwer-Lytton Contest for Quiz Bowl.
The Curved Yellow Fruit Award? I suppose that would be a more appropriate name for an award for the worst giveaway.
by Aaron Kashtan
Wed May 02, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 30004

"They were known as the Sopranos of the Renaissance...."

At which point I negged with "castrati," because I had somehow failed to hear the capital S. It turned out the question was asking for the Borgia family.

Not surprisingly, this was from CBI Regionals.
by Aaron Kashtan
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 15282

Brown has a special library devoted to all of John Hay's private papers. Dividing the number of said papers by the number of university libraries in the United States clearly implies that John Hay's writings should come up at least once every tournament. I encourage you all to prepare for ACF Natio...
by Aaron Kashtan
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 13321

Florida's NAQT D1 team will be Aaron Kashtan, Eric Blanton, Zach Harper, and Stephen Jackson.
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 32615

So only two teams showed up at the tournament, and they played each other eleven times? That must have been the most boring tournament ever.
by Aaron Kashtan
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals SE at UTC 2/10/07
Replies: 25
Views: 10148

This Aaron character weighs in

I'm a grad student in English at UF, focusing on comics and media studies. I did quiz bowl in high school (St. Louis Park, MN) where I was pretty successful on the local circuit, though I never qualified for nationals. (If I had gone to nationals, it would probably have been :chip: - I never heard o...
by Aaron Kashtan
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6115

I'm moving from Dartmouth to the University of Florida, and I intend to continue playing.
by Aaron Kashtan
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 127931

Re: A Modest Proposal

A solution is obvious. I propose that NAQT make its tournaments only open to undergrads (in their first four years) and combine their two divisions into one. Freshment/CCs would play with everyone else but be eligible for separate awards (as undergrads are in Div I nowadays). This solution would so...
by Aaron Kashtan
Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does Brown have a program?
Replies: 6
Views: 4155

As a current senior at Brown, I can attest that Brown, unfortunately, does not have a quiz bowl program. Pardon my asking, but if you've (presumably) been at Brown for four years, but there is no quiz bowl program (and hasn't had one for awhile, it would appear), then what inspired you to join a qu...
by Aaron Kashtan
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does Brown have a program?
Replies: 6
Views: 4155

As a current senior at Brown, I can attest that Brown, unfortunately, does not have a quiz bowl program.