Search found 27 matches

by bolshevik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Missouri 18-19

Pretty sure, although, given the history of the program, it should come as no surprise, the level of talent we're seeing from the CCA-esque three headed monster of moses, Akshay, and Raj over at Ladue is unparalled, even when compared to recent years. I'd go so far as to say that they're stronger th...
by bolshevik
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 4442

Re: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18

This packet has been uploaded to the archives; it can be found here. Thanks again to all who played this - I hope you had as much fun playing as we did writing!
by bolshevik
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 4442

Re: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event

We’ll be reading this in the Discord on July 7th at 6:30 CST.
by bolshevik
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 4442

Re: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event

Unfortunately it seems we won’t be able to read this event this weekend. An online mirror date will be set soon. If there are any dates that work particularly well for you, please post those in this thread.
by bolshevik
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 4442

Re: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event

There will also be an online mirror in the future, probably after the first week of July. As for the physical mirror, we are as of yet unsure of where we'll be able to read this, so stay tuned to this thread; we'll post updates here.
by bolshevik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 10350

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

mazinomer wrote:I think Ottawa Hills has a great shot at a VSS title.
you sleepin' on Hallsville

everyone in this thread sleepin' on Hallsville
by bolshevik
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) - 12/16/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) - 12/16/201

Field (teams/buzzers/scorekeepers/moderators) (as of Nov. 8)

Hallsville (2/0/0/1)
Eldon (1/1/0/0)
North Shelby (2/1/0/0)
Palmyra (1/1/0/0)
by bolshevik
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) - 12/16/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) - 12/16/2017

Hello! On behalf of the Louisiana Academic Team, I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the inaugural iteration of the Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) on the sixteenth of December, 2017 (12/16/2017). We will be using IS-170 for this tournament; this set was also used at the M...
by bolshevik
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 5269

Re: Missouri 2017-18

1. Ladue - the greatest quisbowl team :shock: :wink: the world :roll: :aaa: has ever seen - consisting of two of the proest qbers :party: :kenj: :grin: to ever live! featuring the illustrious Akshay Govindan :grin: and immaculate Raj "Shallow" Paul :smile: backed by extreme poetry specialist Moses S...
by bolshevik
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 5269

Missouri 2017-18

What with the 2017-18 season rapidly approaching, it only feels appropriate to begin a discussion thread. Feel free to share predictions on whomst will win nats (or whomst will choke in the Class 4 MSHSAA state finals)!
by bolshevik
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 44076

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Pride's Purge tossup?
by bolshevik
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 17382

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I really, really liked Cat's Cradle and also The Picture of Dorian Gray
by bolshevik
Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 10701

Re: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list pleas

AKKOLADE wrote: 4) Was this an actual novice tournament?
Players who had attended a national tournament weren't allowed to play in this tournament. There were no further restrictions
by bolshevik
Tue May 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Social Media Idea for Tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: Social Media Idea for Tournaments

This was done at ACF nats this year (and may have been done in previous years idk) There's a difference between YouTube videos (which is where the ACF Nationals videos are, from 2012 on) and Facebook Live. Think about it. How many people have a Facebook page? And how many quizbowl organizations hav...
by bolshevik
Tue May 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Social Media Idea for Tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: Social Media Idea for Tournaments

This was done at ACF nats this year (and may have been done in previous years idk)
by bolshevik
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 24020

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Is it too late to say I'm down to clown with this?
by bolshevik
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19112

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Haven't heard much about Private/Charter Division. How do you think that will be sizing up so far considering it is only 32 teams and it being new to SSNCT? And I know that NAQT hasn't updated the awards section yet on the SSNCT information page, but how many trophies do they plan on handing out in...
by bolshevik
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neg Control
Replies: 11
Views: 6442

Re: Neg Control

I'm going to revive this thread with some advice I heard from a Missouri quizbowl sage: a good goal to aim for is for your neg to power ratio to be at or under 1:1, and your neg to total questions answered in tournament ratio should be at or under 1:3. It's definitely a solid baseline, at least.
by bolshevik
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19112

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

prediction: Hallsville wins SSNCT, Sam is top scorer (for traditional public division ofc) Okay so we've only played them once and won't see them again until nats but I think it's safe to say as for small schools (and in the future maybe schools in general) in Missouri we will both be dominant force...
by bolshevik
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 10559

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Maybe it would be a good idea, for clarity's sake, to refer to the Alliance as LQBALL and Association as LQBASS.
by bolshevik
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 14172

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

I always find that either foreign countries' patriotic music (Especially British because then you can understand the lyrics) and 50 cent's "In da Club" work best. Judge me all you want. EDIT: If this thread is still about general quizbowl stimulants, I find that a lot of good players also drink Red...
by bolshevik
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2016-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Missouri 2016-2017

I think it largely comes down to difficulty. I may be horribly wrong, but it seems on easier question sets MICDS has had the edge and as the difficulty increases, Ladue claims more of the advantage. I have yet to play Hickman this year but I'm pretty sure they lack a literature/fine arts player, I ...
by bolshevik
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2016-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Missouri 2016-2017

I'd say Ladue and Hickman are second place contenders. After that, it's kind of a tough call - there are a lot of close teams - but MICDS is definitely up there, as well as Rock Bridge and Helias. After that, I'd say it goes between Orchard Farm and Marquette. Obviously, though, our best team right ...
by bolshevik
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Questions Galore Bought by Avery
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: Questions Galore Bought by Avery

Our conference varsity matches use MSHSAA-style questions provided by NAQT but JV matches have always used questions provided by QG. I wonder how their upcoming season will be affected by this.
by bolshevik
Tue May 31, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 6574

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

serasuna wrote:There's a list of tips for moderators on the PACE website. Knowing the rules, and practicing moderating are both fairly important.
Ah, yes, didn't think to look on PACE's website. Thanks!
by bolshevik
Fri May 27, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 6574

Introducing new moderators to the game

I have a friend interested in moderating at a tournament we're attending soon, but they don't know anything about the game (other than the matches they've seen us play in the past) and have no past experience with moderating. Any tips on how to introduce them to the game in general, and the more spe...