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by etchdulac
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4396

Re: Texas 2012-2013

TQBA ran a mirror of KABO September 1st. It was full RR among 10 teams followed by an optional power-matched game. Rice went undefeated. The second-place team, CRACK, was a team of former LASA players with former Seven Lakes player Daniel Chapman. LASA A and St. John's were both 7-3.
by etchdulac
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 119895

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

In case this hasn't been mentioned:
Comic Relief does University Challenge

Angus Deayton - Host
North: Colin Murray John Thomson Neil Morrissey Armando Iannucci
South: Sarah Alexander Hugh Grant Omid Djalili Stephen Fry
by etchdulac
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 3236

Re: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?

I think the problem is that we don't have enough rooms to host a tournament TQBA has a tournament scheduled at Parish Episcopal on Sept. 29, and has in the past hosted at ESD and John Paul II, as well as Plano East and Shepton. Cistercian has declined to host across the years in which these five sc...
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

Teams left Chip because they were getting screwed by the arbitrary if not outright fixed judging at the tournament, by the high cost for a tiny number of games, and by the bizarre dressings of an event that is set up to play to a television camera that isn't there. ... they chose to stop playing Ch...
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant wrote:He means competitors in the economic sense.
My bad. Misinterpreted that, since it was "competitors" in the playing sense who became frustrated with the state of quizbowl, and became those economic "competitors".
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

Just from my regional perspective: When I was in high school, NAC was the only option we were aware of (besides Panasonic at Disney World, but that's a completely different animal). Our local TV program was Chip-run; our city hosted his national tournament. Texas began to change when Texaco dropped ...
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 161075

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Are the initial pools posted anywhere?
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 35983

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

I've asked this question before, but why even include NAC in the "National Tournament" forum's description, if this is how people feel about it? I would put forth, though it's just my opinion, that NAC is under National Tournaments so that those who arrive at these boards not knowing better can fin...
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

Note that I didn’t say anything about higher-quality PEOPLE, because, honestly, as people there’s nothing bad at all to be said about Ariel, Brick, Ernie, Jason, Brooks and Tina Going 20 years back, the problem was certainly not to do with Ernie Anderson or Brick Barrientos (or for that matter, Mik...
by etchdulac
Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 33942

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Reading in one of the bottom-end rooms (233 v 238 was the highlight), we averaged 20.73 TUH, with three 23s and one 18. We had several games with between zero and 2 total powers, a winning team with a bonus conversion of 5 (60/360), and a losing team with a bonus conversion of 2 (10/150). Just in ca...
by etchdulac
Mon May 28, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

all I really mean to say is "we all know NAC is awful in a lot of ways, but to a lot of teams, it does not seem awful in nearly as many, and if you don't know about something better, it may seem at the very least acceptable" I do not disagree that plenty of teams can go (and have gone) to NAC and e...
by etchdulac
Mon May 28, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47033

Re: 2012 NAC

there is little about NAC that can be seen to be wrong many of the complaints people have about NAC are not things most teams will complain about as for "Chip being Chip," again, if you don't know what the alternative is, you don't really know what this means. when viewed in a vacuum, there are few...
by etchdulac
Wed May 09, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 12942

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

I just went through the list of 100 biggest metropolitan areas in the US. San Antonio area Texas: San Antonio area I started a San Antonio circuit from scratch this school year (taking it from no QB to QB-deficient on Chris Chiego's scale), got sponsorship from the local newspaper and a local unive...
by etchdulac
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

The results for the St. Mark's event can now be found atop the texasquizbowl.org home page.
by etchdulac
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Do any of the St. Mark's people post here, or are we going to go without stats? Also, what packets were these games on?
by etchdulac
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 84284

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

On the LIVE BLOG, I was described as wearing a dashiki; while I'm flattered to have been described so colorfully (and moreso that anyone would even be noticing such things!)... I saw you wearing a kufi at the two-day state tournament that Bellaire won in 1995. I remember seeing that. It was bizarre...
by etchdulac
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

Thanks to all the players, sponsors and volunteers, especially our long-distance travellers, for your parts in bringing this event together.

Final ACF stats
Final NAQT stats
by etchdulac
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

The Round 17 match between Bellarmine (14-0-1) and Hunter (14-1) is essentially serving as an advantaged final for the NAQT portion of our event. If Hunter wins, they play once more in a winner-take-all match.
by etchdulac
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

Statroom happy to report all teams showed up before, at, or slightly after 8am, allowing Round 9 to begin on time. Keep an eye on us all day today at texasquizbowl.org.
by etchdulac
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

Round 1 is under way. We will have a link posted shortly for liveblog and scoring data.
by etchdulac
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

It is my understanding that we are going to be providing several forms of updates during this event. One room may have a detailed liveblog, while I will be either posting or tweeting round-by-round scores from the control room. If I am tweeting, they will carry a #TQBA hashtag; I may just repeatedly...
by etchdulac
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest PP20TUH in a high school game
Replies: 11
Views: 2771

Re: Highest PP20TUH in a high school game

considering the stage of the tournament, this remains the craziest thing I have seen and seems worth a mention here even though it falls short of the standard: 2005 NAQT HSNCT: Fifth Playoff Round - Winners' Bracket Thomas Jefferson A 885, Walton 95 (Walton finished tied for eighth at HSNCT) 26 toss...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Fred wrote:Did LASA split teams at this?
Though the composition of a LASA A team right now would be guesswork on my part, I would say that the four LASA teams present each had a theoretical A-team member on their roster.
by etchdulac
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Winter Rodeo

Congratulations to Cistercian on its undefeated run through the Winter Rodeo, including a 465-200 victory over a three-man Seven Lakes A squad in the tournament final. Junior Vimal Konduri posted 103.33 points per game in leading Cistercian in its 10-0 run, which included only one match closer than ...
by etchdulac
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 27722

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

Dominator wrote:When we left, Seven Lakes, Loyola, and Dorman were playing off for third (ranked in that order).
Talking to Romero, sounds like Dorman was third and Seven Lakes fourth.
by etchdulac
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NTV liveblog
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: NTV liveblog

The rule stated in the morning was: "The top pool will consist of the top-ranked team in each preliminary pool, plus the two second-place teams with the highest points per bonus." We followed that rule. Carbondale was the 2nd place team in its pool based on PPG. To wit: teams were ranked within the...
by etchdulac
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NTV liveblog
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: NTV liveblog

Not to be a pain, but... now I'm confused why Belvidere North didn't advance over Carbondale.

2 Carbondale 3 2 0 0.600 398.0 333.0 65.0 34 19 8 100 19.90 4.25 6.62 53 1330 25.09
3 Bel. North A 3 2 0 0.600 357.0 364.0 -7.0 28 21 17 100 17.85 1.65 2.88 49 1240 25.31
by etchdulac
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NTV liveblog
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: NTV liveblog

Wait... Carbondale was 3-2 in the morning, but they are in the top afternoon bracket because their PPB is a hundredth of a point better than 4-1 DCC? Please tell me that's an oversight. I'd say "following the rules they stated for playoff qualification" would not be an "oversight." Also, the two te...
by etchdulac
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NTV liveblog
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: NTV liveblog

Wait... Carbondale was 3-2 in the morning, but they are in the top afternoon bracket because their PPB is a hundredth of a point better than 4-1 DCC?

Please tell me that's an oversight.
by etchdulac
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 84284

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Okay, I've updated the spreadsheet with all the info I could find. We're up to 1076 stat lines from 60 tournaments on 13 question sets. Best power rates to date, regardless of sets: Dorman A: 10.89 powers per game (BDAT) IMSA A: 10.27 15pg (HT22) IMSA: 10.18 15pg (OLEFIN) Auburn: 9.91 15pg (HT22) "...
by etchdulac
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

HSAPQ 22
by etchdulac
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Congrats to Seven Lakes, which beat Cistercian in the first game of an advantaged final at the end of the double-elimination bracket at HoHoHo. St. Mark's finished third, with LASA's B team fourth. Cistercian junior Vimal Konduri, Bellaire sophomore Ridge Liu, and St. Stephen's senior Shair Ahmed al...
by etchdulac
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Yeah, I don't think anyone really wants that, though I may underestimate Father Gregory's zeal. I see no point in arguing over the alleged imperfections of rankings that are vastly superior evaluations than anything I would offer in their place.
by etchdulac
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Whatever may be my reservations about systems that rank teams (all of which are imperfect), the fact that when one plays a team competitively, beats that team, and yet they come out ranked higher, well, that strikes me as having a bit of cognitive dissonance which needs correcting. yeah, I don't th...
by etchdulac
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Perhaps your PPB from this event will suggest you're a bit underrated. Unfortunately, the power stats and such are difficult to use from a tournament where the vast majority of your competition seems utterly overmatched. See you this weekend. Here are the results of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Tourn...
by etchdulac
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Congratulations to high-school champion St. John's B, beaten finalists Kinkaid A, and semifinalists Antonian and St. John's C.
http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/@111119B ... dings.html
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 15500

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

The fields for the Bayou City Quiz Bowl Classic high school and middle school events have reached a total of 50 teams.
See the event fields here.
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 7951

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

As for Seven Lakes, I thought Jiawei was a Junior this year, hence my very high rating for Seven Lakes next year. Nevertheless, it still has a very deep team and might still be a Top 13 squad despite this great loss. So, I would move everyone up a slot and re-rank it as number 13, given this new in...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 26617

Re: NAC 2011

With only 6 games guaranteed, teams have a lot of times in between games. :chip: only gives teams six games these days because he wants to look less deficient when compared to legit quizbowl tournaments. It was four (across three days) when I was there as a competitor. If memory serves, it was thre...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 26617

Re: NAC 2011

Our coach forced us to play, even though we played pyramidal tournaments the entire rest of the year. ... Our coach wanted a trophy. ... In '08 and '09 we qualified for NAQT by winning state, but our coach didn't let us go. This is still Dorothy Meek, right? For somebody who was telling newspapers ...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8660

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

jgalea84 wrote:Or maybe I played Sid Meier's Colonization too much as a child.
My exact thought. I feel old. Wait, I am old in this context.
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 25134

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

jonpin wrote:Tomorrow's schedule:
Round 13 (9:00am ET)
0208 Illinois vs California
0205 Georgia vs Missouri
1117 Maryland vs Kentucky
1211 DC vs New Jersey
1224 Ohio vs California
Also, Texas, and not California, opens with Illinois.
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35102

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Honestly, I DON'T know how bad it was --if at all -- so, SVP, let me know! Hopefully you've followed along with the NSC forum topics, and you're getting a more developed picture gradually. If you have any specific questions about things your students did not witness themselves, I will let you know ...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 11810

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

Tossup 11 in round 15 was looking for turbulent flow (or turbulence ), and midway through the question read "One contribution to the study of this phenomenon related the turbulent stresses to the mean flow". When I noticed I had read the answer aloud mid-question, I stopped and read tossup 21. How d...
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8825

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad wrote:In fact, when the complete stats are posted, I will need to check and see if we played ANY Texas state teams on Saturday.
Cistercian A played LASA B Saturday when both teams were 6-1, if memory serves.
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35626

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I can't believe at a national championship that NAQT has not banned pseudonyms (much less rotating pseudonyms) when it is so important to people to have accurate All-Star information. Just in case everyone here is not already aware, NSC does explicitly ban them. Learned this while brushing up on ru...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35626

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

You may not think what you are doing is questioning the legitimacy of a title by throwing out a casual post questioning a key timing decision that affected the outcome of the match, but that's basically the logical implication of that post, and it's worse because it's not actually grounded in facts...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35626

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I see no way you can be certain, making this whole derail of the discussion of a quality national championship in a quality academic competition asinine. The 3.5 seconds is comparable to the Gorman-Dorman incident; that was my initial assertion. I apologize for wording things in a way that could be...