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by etchdulac
Sat May 30, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 49959

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Thanks so much for the work put in to pull that off. Very nice to finally put some faces to names.
by etchdulac
Thu May 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 28259

Re: The Chip link catalog

Omar, I'm sorry this community's attitude toward NAC is coming as a surprise to you. As someone who first followed NAC in 1991 and has seen and heard numerous perversions of fair play in the time since, I can recall my own disappointment when I came to realize (many years ago) the endemic nature of ...
by etchdulac
Tue May 26, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 49959

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Sweet. I'll just try to find the crowd after scrimmages, and say I'm looking for the lazy people. :wink:
by etchdulac
Mon May 25, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 49959

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I'm going to be reading at HSNCT, and I'd like to know if it's still possible to latch on somewhere as a free agent. If it's too late to toss my hat in the ring with someone, I could probably help out in some other capacity, but it would be neat to get to play.
by etchdulac
Sat May 23, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 8532

Re: Texas '08-'09

We're out here, and we definitely want Klein involved in TQBA. Right now, plans have been made for two Houston-area events in the fall, slated for September 26 and December 5. Every school counts as we try to bring Texas out of the Chip-format wilderness and finally into the 21st century. I played a...
by etchdulac
Tue May 19, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 28259

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

As much drama as Dorothy Meek has had over the years with Chip... if she hasn't abandoned him already, she never will. If my foggy recollection holds, the first post-Brad Harris team earned the top seed for playoffs in 1996, with Ryan Cooper as a freshman, then got Chipped on a challenge of some sor...
by etchdulac
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 35417

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Maggie: Just a couple of ideas to throw out here, to further your pursuit of different forms of quizbowl. 1.) The Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Alliance runs NAQT and tournaments intermixed with OSSAA format events throughout the school year. Their schedule for the coming year can be found at http://www.geocit...
by etchdulac
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 35417

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Chip's bracket indicates to me that he erroneously grouped Latin with the 5-1 teams or had erroneously listed them as 4-2. That would place them 9th by their score average. Chip's incidents of bracket-fixing are more blatant than this, folks. This is just another mistake. Just as an example of blata...
by etchdulac
Mon May 26, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Playoff Scores
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: HSNCT Playoff Scores

if anyone is still missing them... Sunday scores (with seeds after day 1): **Round 15: #30 St. John's 205, #11 Detroit Catholic Central 190 #12 Eden Prairie A 440, #29 Russell 100 #13 Dorman B 320, #28 Brindlee Mountain A 150 #14 Nashville MLK Magnet 290, #27 Chaska 245 #15 Hunter College 380, #26 S...
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 2641

Re: 2008 Panasonic

Indeed -- those last two would be textbook :chip: "warm-up" quarter questions. Some of my all-time favorites included an audio clue asking you identify the voice of John Madden and a video clue asking you to derive from a super-close-up photo that the subject was in fact "our old friend, the obsolet...
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 35417

Re: NAC Schedules

There is zero quiz bowl activity in San Antonio to my knowledge. That's where I live now. My guess is that's not a Texas school. But we at TQBA certainly don't know everyone in our own ridiculously huge state. NAC is always a haven for the second-tier Houston and Dallas schools, while the best three...
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 10782

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

When should we expect to see a Day 2 scoreboard posted on NAQT.com?
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 10782

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

Thanks for all the late work getting this info out. Here's a little stat work from an idle brain... hopefully all these teams and states are matched correctly. 68 total "6-4 or better" teams by state (best from state): California 7 (Santa Monica #2) Virginia 6 (TJ #5) Ohio 6 (Ottawa Hills #36) Minne...
by etchdulac
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12120

"I prefer the Qunlimited format above all others. The different types of questions---organized into 4 quarters--- keep the matches rolling, with few teams out of the hunt. The mix of strictly academic questions, pop culture, current events, and the high brow classical culture questions keep the rhy...
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Southwest Regionals (11/10/07) in Dallas
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

signed up for Dallas

More information:

The event will take place on the campus of UT-Dallas.

LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and UT-Dallas have each signed up at least one team as of 11/1.
by etchdulac
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Southwest Regionals (11/10/07) in Dallas
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

TRASH Southwest Regionals (11/10/07) in Dallas

On the weekend of Nov 10th and 11th, Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will host editions of both TRASH Regionals and ACF Fall in Dallas. TRASH will be held on Saturday and ACF Fall will be held on Sunday. Entry fees for each tournament will be $95 with a $10 discount for a buzzer and an additional $20 disco...
by etchdulac
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chris McCray Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 6247

'Pool

Just to chime in as another soccer person, I agree that Heysel is a giveaway amongst soccer people. Something like that tends to stick in the brain. I agree that including historic stars would've been a good option (Earlier ones first, like Ray Clemence or Steve Heighway, then Ian Rush would be the ...
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 31229

texas

I tend to think Texas will be back, though I'm obviously biased. Home to the last HSNCT champion from outside the nation's best region, Texas had a top-10 team as recently as last year. This year was always forecast as a down year, and while everyone missing the playoffs was disappointing, it wasn't...
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Thread for People who Like NAC
Replies: 23
Views: 8833

We can win

It has been suggested more than once that non-elite teams go to NAC because their chances of succeeding are considerably greater, and they can go home and say "we did this at Nationals" and no one knows the difference. For instance, my slumping state sent four teams to HSNCT. Two other teams had con...
by etchdulac
Fri May 25, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trouble getting to HSNCT
Replies: 6
Views: 3381

Trouble getting to HSNCT

If any teams have difficulty with ait travel this weekend, I'd like to hear about it. I was supposed to volunteer at the event, and I believed I was beating the impending inclement weather by leaving Thursday. When I got to the airport in San Antonio, half the outbound flights on American were alrea...
by etchdulac
Mon May 21, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 5222

I would be very surprised if the room count ever exceeds the count they start with. 24 more rooms would mean you'd suddenly need 24 more buzzer sets and 48 more volunteers. I think they have excess volunteers, but not that many. If they have actually guaranteed teams 10 games, it wouldn't surprise m...
by etchdulac
Sat May 19, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 5222

HSNCT numbers

The information given to NAQT volunteers indicates only 56 game rooms -- less than last year, I think. that allows for 7 games for everyone in 10 rounds.

Doesn't having 48 teams worth of people on bye at once sound like a bit of a logistical problem?
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TQBA Texas NAQT State Championship (4/21/07)
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

TQBA results continued: Round Robin Team Standings

Round Robin Team Standings Group A 1 Bellaire A 8-1 2 Strake Jesuit A 7-2 3 St. John's B 6-3 4 Temple A 6-3 5 Clear Lake B 5-4 6 St. John's C 4-5 7 Prosper 2-7 8 Mayde Creek 2-7 9 Kinkaid B 2-7 Group B 1 St. John's A 9-0 2 Kinkaid A 7-2 3 Austin LBJ 6-3 4 Clear Lake A 6-3 5 Bellaire B 5-4 6 Klein Co...
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TQBA Texas NAQT State Championship (4/21/07)
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

RESULTS: TQBA Texas NAQT State Championship (4/21/07)

Details will be available later, but wanted to go ahead and pass along that hosts St. John's won Texas' state event, beating Kinkaid in the final. Austin LBJ and Bellaire were semifinalists.
by etchdulac
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 20200

Texas stuff

To my knowledge, there is zero rumbling from UIL. Even if they did, the private schools (outside of DJ and Strake) would not be allowed to compete, so any state champion crowned by UIL wouldn't have to have gone through St. John's or Cistercian. As I have learned from talking with Eric Bell, having ...
by etchdulac
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at ULL (3/31/07)
Replies: 11
Views: 4629

Presuming there's just one Cedar Creek, it's a private school in Ruston.
by etchdulac
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Central Texas Open (1/20/07) at Temple High School
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

RESULTS: Central Texas Open (1/20/07) at Temple High School

Please let us know if this does not fit format for results posts - Steve Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance's Central Texas Open held January 20, 2007 at Temple High School (field reduced to 14 by ice storms) All teams played eight games in preliminary rounds First playoff round: #3 Bellaire B 510, #14 Strake...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 57809

All of the good programs in Texas have been chased off by Chip's antics. Several have cited incidents of bias in not returning. Though, one good program actually had the funding to play both NAQT and NAC. Basically, if you look across the threads on this message board, the consensus is clear: If you...
by etchdulac
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25144

[quote]7. My picks for the matches of the repechage tomorrow: Alabama (with New Jersey keeping it close), Illinois, Tennesse (in a surprise over probably favored New York), Montana, Colorado, and Texas (especially if it's state tournament winner Clear Lake, as their math & science ability will reall...
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 31387

Shepton

If I am correctly interpreting Chip's summary of the DC phase, Plano Shepton reached the quarterfinals. Quite an achievement for a school without juniors or seniors.

Or, as Mr. Weiner has posited, maybe they had the widest assortment of kitchen appliances to study from. Who knows.
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 127581

Is that 885 against Walton correct? I know it's mathematically possible, but damn. I wish this wasn't my first year at that tournament. Though other years might not have had the championship drama (even though Lakeside obviously had a great final game last year), I'd like to have seen that behemoth....
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 127581

I barely remember. Honestly, there's even a chance I have you confused with some other team. 21 rounds, 128 teams... head still spinning. I was in 502. I don't think you were ever up there, now that I look at the games list... oh, ok, I think I figured it out. I talked to another volunteer who did e...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 127581

Has anyone told any of you Montgomery guys about the logistics of the Japan competition? Several of us were trying to wrap our brains around how to have a level playing field in a bilingual situation and never came up with anything at all satisfactory.
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 127581

I have to admit that is was kinda hard watching those final two games, because I didn't want to pull against either your team or Montgomery. Then Chris negs either 5 or 6 times in the first game and you guys run away with it, and I was hoping for him to recover from that. Then you guys get up by abo...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 127581

Congrats to two gracious, sporting teams in Richard Montgomery and State College. Frank and I had them both in our room very early on, and I think I eventually got to see RM play a total of 5 games. I am from Texas, so I'm getting a first look at both of these teams, and I think the thing to stress ...
by etchdulac
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 31387

Shepton

[quote]Of the teams with incomplete records, three have already qualified for the playoffs: Brebeuf Jesuit (IN): 4-0 Harrison A (IN): 4-0 Shepton (TX): 4-0 [/quote] Boy, congrats to Plano Shepton, the 9th-10th feeder for I think Plano West. We haven't seen them at TQBA JV events all year... or ever ...
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Past "Incidents" at NAC/Chip
Replies: 11
Views: 7261

Random Rice-era to DC-era Chip Stuff

I posted the following about a year ago: _______ If anybody still wants to know about Chip fixes: Someone on this board mentioned Chip's penchant for putting all the good teams in one bracket. Such an arrangement happened in the Houston area city tournament in 1994-95, then televised and sponsored b...
by etchdulac
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Academic Challenge State Championship results
Replies: 6
Views: 3380

Ellen Harley-era Clear Lake

Hello, Mr. Bykowski! I remember playing against your Clear Lake team the year that you moved into the Houston area. Good to see old, familiar names every once in a while. Can anyone confirm that Clear Lake is going to PACE? They aren't on the NAQT list, I noticed. Congrats to Clear Lake. That's a st...
by etchdulac
Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central Texas Invitational results, 1/21/06
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Central Texas Invitational results, 1/21/06

21-team varsity field, 5 preliminary matches, all teams make single elimination playoffs. Seeds held up perfect through wild-card round and round of 16. Field (teams per school): Irving Cistercian (3); Gatesville (2); Fort Worth Country Day (2); Bellaire (2); Temple (2); Austin St. Stephen's (2); Ho...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 37732

95-96

Clear Lake! Ellen Harley was one of the coolest coaches I ever met. She had me moderate at her tournament my freshman year of college, I think. I was at Strake from 92-96. If you remember that team's captain, that's me. Did you move in from out-of-state for that one year? I remember that vaguely. St...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 37732

My personal Chip fix story

If anybody still wants to know about Chip fixes: Someone on this board mentioned Chip's penchant for putting all the good teams in one bracket. Such an arrangement happened in the Houston area city tournament in 1994-95, then televised and sponsored by Texaco. A brief qualifying round was used to na...