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by etchdulac
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: TQBA State Championship

Below are stats from the 12th Annual TQBA high school state championship, held Saturday at Seven Lakes in Katy. http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/11state/ 1st: LASA A 2nd: Seven Lakes A 3rd: LASA B 4th: St. Mark's 5th: Seven Lakes B LASA beat Seven Lakes in the third final, 350-285. Thomas Littrell Pow...
by etchdulac
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:20.45ppb for LASA?

Wow...
Just poking around at other ACF Regionals ppb stats...
UCSD 23.32
Yale 22.88
Maryland 22.03
Minnesota A 21.72
Michigan 21.53
Berkeley 21.49
LASA A 20.45
UVA A 20.27
Bellarmine 19.94
Chicago 18.84
Stanford 18.46
by etchdulac
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

As a sidenote, it's likely that next year will see an increase in university-program participation in such college-targeted events, with a number of seniors graduating from LASA, Seven Lakes, Bellaire, and St. John's. Hopefully some of them will be staying in the vicinity.
by etchdulac
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Below are the results from the TQBA-hosted ACF South Plains Regional, held March 5 at Seven Lakes High School in Katy. http://texasquizbowl.org/d/11Regs/ LASA's traditional A team of Benji Nguyen, Thomas Littrell, Daniel Chupin and Aaron Pellowski went 8-1 on the day, including a 2-1 series (355-200...
by etchdulac
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20240

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

Heard from the proposed Illinois selection (Kevin/Nolan) recently?
by etchdulac
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Here is a link to results from Feb. 19th's Wizard Challenge held at YES Prep Southeast in the Houston area. The event was played on the VCU Winter set. 11 teams from six schools participated. http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/11Wizard/ Seven Lakes A, using two juniors, a sophomore and a freshman, edged...
by etchdulac
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

For those for whom it's not already clear, the event that was to occur at St. Mark's was scuppered by inclement weather, and has been rescheduled for April 2. This coming weekend's TQBA event is at Yes Prep Southeast in Houston, and State is March 12 at Seven Lakes. In addition, the Texas Invitation...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Cistercian Prep is looking forward to a clash of Titans on Feb. 5th at St. Mark's - Dallas. With 16 teams, it will be small enough, yet with LASA, Seven Lakes, St. Mark's, etc PLUS CISTERCIAN , well, it will be FUN! Can you provide a field update? Since it's not TQBA, and St. Mark's doesn't really ...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Below are stats from the Terrapin mirror at Seven Lakes High School in Katy on 1/22/11. http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/10Terrapin/ Hitting the main points: Rice and LASA played a three-match sequence at the end of the day. Rice won the first 330-300 with five tossups to Henry Gorman. LASA won the fo...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20240

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

bt_green_warbler wrote:
etchdulac wrote:Can we get the dates changed in the topic name within the forum, to limit confusion?
Done!
Much obliged, Mr. Hoppes.
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20240

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

Can we get the dates changed in the topic name within the forum, to limit confusion?
by etchdulac
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Stats for the latest Texas Quiz Bowl Regular Season tournament have been posted. http://texasquizbowl.org/d/10rodeo/ Congratulations to Cistercian who won both the Varsity and Junior Varsity division. This event was played on IS-100. St. John's was without Charlie Caplan on Saturday, while Seven La...
by etchdulac
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

1. LASA's A team played 2-handed in the prelims of HoHoHo at the request of the tournament organizers to provide two moderators (Aaron and Daniel) for the JV games. We had a reasonable expectation of Thomas and Benji being able to win enough games to qualify for the playoffs, so we agreed to this a...
by etchdulac
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

This was played on IS98. Just something to note (and this is evident in the stats), but Seven Lakes and LASA were both using only half of their players for their six prelim rounds. And because Seven Lakes and LASA played each other in the semifinal of a single-elimination playoff, Seven Lakes never...
by etchdulac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)

For the record, I've never been to Moscow, so I'm guessing the map that used to be on my classroom wall was either from Paris or London (or maybe Berlin). Maybe next month I'll pick up a metro map from Tbilisi though - I bet that one is pretty interesting. As for your other point, I'm not certain w...
by etchdulac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 123773

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Thanks for your work. That's got to be frustrating.
by etchdulac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)

Are there high school players out there using pseudonyms? I'm shocked and dismayed... So... I can put you down as intentionally obscuring your teams' stats, yes? I enjoy the Moscow mass transit map on your wall, but the scoreboard page in Pravda is not as entertaining. Maybe your team labels can be...
by etchdulac
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)

Hey, Coach Flowers -- are these pseudonyms, or did your actual A team players not play Sunday? The names I'm most familiar with are notably absent.

Indeed, which players were present Saturday and Sunday for LASA (and State College) remains a mystery to those of us unable to attend.
by etchdulac
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 123773

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Any hope of seeing those playoff stats today?
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad wrote:
sacagawea wrote:Hot damn, Vimal. You should not be allowed to play on IS-A sets. Congrats on the numbers though.
Was bedeutet "Hot damn"?
Ich kann das nicht verstehen!
Sacagawea - Du bist ein Teufel! ! !
Playful censorship -- it just sounds better in German.
Not that I disagree with his message.
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I'll dig around with NAQT to see when that is from, and if there's still a sponsor there. Wouldn't hurt to double the number of known programs in San Antonio. Just looked this one up... and we don't have any contact information for them at all, not even obsolete contact information. Sorry. (When we...
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Where have you seen a Holmes team play? On NAQT.com (here:http://naqt.com/stats/school.jsp?org_id=63409), it lists their program status as "active." Without any results tied to the team listing, it's hard to know what year (or decade) they were last "active." But that listing address is definitely ...
by etchdulac
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Strake is in Houston.

Where have you seen a Holmes team play?
by etchdulac
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 123773

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

When should we expect to see playoff stats?
by etchdulac
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15

I doubt the organizers of this event are interested in changing question sources, since it's one of Chip's sponsored regional tournaments (as listed at http://www.qunlimited.com/regional.htm), and the guy who posted the info about the tournament evidently writes for QU. It's not just some dude using...
by etchdulac
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15

Matt Weiner wrote:Questions Unlimited has a long track record (from at least as early as 2000 to at least as recently as 2009) of plagiarizing questions.
As resident old person, I would vouch for taking that 2000 back to 1995.

Do I hear 1992? Going once?
by etchdulac
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Father Gregory, I heard a story sometime in the past 18 years that you were on Tic Tac Dough with Wink Martindale. Is that canon, or apocryphal? I can only imagine what video of that would be worth to your students... Congrats on your trip to Stillwater. Hopefully you and misters Romero and Flowers ...
by etchdulac
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35060

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

In terms of Texas news: There is an event in the works for October in Plano, I'm told. This is significant because Plano is a true QB hotbed, but has been firmly entrenched in doing Chip format. Hopefully, a Plano event would help us draw several Metroplex programs which were at nationals recently, ...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

jonpin wrote:Assuming 4 LASA had the bye, the other teams to pair off are:
7 Dorman, 9 DCD, 10 Adair [vs] 11 MSJ, 12 LASA-B, 16 Seven Lakes
I am fairly sure that LASA B was eliminated by Adair and Seven Lakes by Dorman.
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 6920

Re: Moderating etiquette

*Moderators should look over the packet and answer lines a little bit before reading it. This will be particularly helpful on tossups, where if there are alternate answer lines, you are aware of this so that time is not lost looking for the either "Accept" or "Do not accept" markers. This also migh...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 35739

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I just went through the stats dump from the prelim 15 rounds. To answer Ahmad's question: 15 tu: 2 16 tu: 5 17 tu: 16 How many of these 23 games involved teams that were 6-4 or better? Even if 0 tossups go dead, there is no reason that a reader shouldn't be able to get through 20 tossups. While I a...
by etchdulac
Mon May 31, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 35739

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I'd guess many coaches think they have enough on their hands without having to go out of their way to evaluate a moderator. It seems more likely that we could get them to just record what rooms they were in when they had good or bad experiences. Even if you don't know people's names, which I totally...
by etchdulac
Mon May 31, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 35739

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Are the moderators reading in the playoffs supposed to be the best moderators in the tournament? I don't think any individual knows who the best moderators are beyond their experience, and I would wager that, due to the number of new staffing faces this year especially, anyone who is making that de...
by etchdulac
Mon May 31, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 35739

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

The one major ovararching concern I had was the dearth of alternate answer lines or info on promptables. NAQT tournaments like this one require a vast number of staffers, many of whom do not, frankly, have nearly enough knowledge to be able to interpret all answers given. There were definitely inst...
by etchdulac
Sun May 30, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 35739

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

On the math bonus with the two 8-sided dice, the moderator asked for an answer within 5 seconds for each part. Are we expected to solve math like that in such short time? (The first part of the bonus was simple, while the other parts were much more time-consuming) Sorry- I don't remember which Roun...
by etchdulac
Sun May 30, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

If they turned in an end-of-day record card with a contact number, and there is a discrepancy, they should've gotten a call. Can't offer any more info than that.
by etchdulac
Fri May 28, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '09-'10
Replies: 44
Views: 6743

Re: Texas '09-'10

Never mind. Schedule for Chicago branch of NAC just posted, and Plano ISD's crowd is there. Sigh.
by etchdulac
Thu May 27, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 17132

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

I'll see you tomorrow, Father Gregory. Delighted that you'll be joining us at HSNCT, and not visiting NAC.
by etchdulac
Sun May 23, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Another tournament format question: Are the 6-4 teams getting one loss or two on Sunday this year?
by etchdulac
Sat May 22, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Theoretically, if you could find a master schedule, you'd at least be able to see in what rooms the top cards would meet as the afternoon went on (still not knowing what teams would have those cards by then). Don't know how hard it would be to run around room to room every round, especially when som...
by etchdulac
Sat May 22, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

With the recent drops of registered teams (including both Brindlee Mountain teams, Brookville, Juan Diego and Assumption Catholic), it looks like the field sits at 196. If it stays this way, would NAQT re-inflate the field to 200 with standby teams? Or would NAQT run with 196, which I guess isn't hu...
by etchdulac
Thu May 20, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 107672

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Metro is closing the Orange Line between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church stops for construction on PACE NSC weekend. They are running shuttle bus service between the two stations, which will add delays if you're planning on using Metro to get to GMU or your hotel. Should those of us com...
by etchdulac
Tue May 18, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '09-'10
Replies: 44
Views: 6743

Texas at NAC

A little bit of good news at least... Texas schools' participation in NAC is down some, by my count of 8. Chapin and Coronado from El Paso; Klein, Alvin and John Cooper JV from the Houston area; Shepton and TAMS from the Metroplex; and Odessa out west. (There's also a Belton I'm guessing is in Misso...
by etchdulac
Sun May 16, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Re: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)

Thanks for the stats link Benji. Hopefully you guys have a good bit of data now on what can help out in these final days before the national tournaments start. Having only seen stats thus far this year, the thing that impressed me most in my room Saturday was some of the powers Jiawei was getting to...
by etchdulac
Sun May 16, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Re: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)

The first was 400-260, the second was not as close (maybe 495-250?), the third was closer. I was reading other matches all day, so I don't have great info for the moment. Seven Lakes also was within range of Dorman on the final tossup in the day's 12th round; Dorman powered it and won by about 65.
by etchdulac
Sun May 16, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Results

I'm sure full stats will be coming soon, but Dorman ran the table in Houston.
by etchdulac
Fri May 07, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Maybe I'm being arithmetic-deficient, but I'm coming out with 198 on this list... was Fort Mill intentionally removed?
by etchdulac
Wed May 05, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 46487

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

If anyone would be interested in any of these being recovered, I just happened across about 12 VHS tapes worth of Texaco recordings from both national tournaments and Houston-area tournaments from about 1992 through the end of the televised era, including the Mark Wahlberg season that Mr. Staloff wi...
by etchdulac
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

[Expanding the field to 224 or 256 teams] is not feasible, due to staffing constraints and other factors What "other factors" did you have in mind, Donald? I haven't looked at this in detail, but I'm reasonably confident that we could find more staffers if we needed them. When HSNCT was 96 teams in...
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 35323

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

I'm counting 183 / 192 on the field list... so nine reserved spots? Looks like NAQT will have to turn away a few stragglers for the first time, since the wait list is at 11... Joel had mentioned above that that hadn't happened before. With a field this size and a still-growing event, it was bound to...