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by etchdulac
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 40034

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

vishdog101 wrote:I'm just surprised Texas didn't get an A to an A-.
We appreciate the positive recognition we received from Chris, but acknowledge our work is far from done here.
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events
Replies: 19
Views: 7399

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

Is it possible that that journalist could be a quizbowl player? I don't know of any journalism majors or freelance writers among the community, but they have to be out there somewhere, right? So, yeah... the problem isn't finding the writer. The problem is finding an interested outlet, as Chris exp...
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Re: 2015 nAC

The team, made up of seventh- and ninth-graders, made it to the finals. Chip actually re-used questions from a practice set in the finals of his "national championship" tournament. Just to tidy up "finals" terminology so we can string the man up properly and prevent confusion: The match in question...
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 17000

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

Just wanted to think Collin and his team for their work on this. Good times were had.
by etchdulac
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 13209

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

I have suggested that pronunciation guides be printed with light grey backgrounds to better allow people to see punctuation. ... I find it much easier for my eye to skip over PGs I don't want to see when they're shaded like above (and I hope it's not just me, otherwise this would be a truly quixoti...
by etchdulac
Fri May 29, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 17000

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

Where and when should we gather?
by etchdulac
Wed May 13, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 27449

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

On the drive back to San Antonio, Dennis and I wound up being moved into the kitchen of the Black-Eyed Pea in Hillsboro due to a tornado touchdown in town there. It missed us by about 2 miles to the northeast. The weather added about 2 hours to a 5 hour trip. Could've been a lot worse.
by etchdulac
Tue May 12, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 23395

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!

I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the depth of the delegations from Georgia and Kentucky. The Georgia group, led by the three River Trail squads, Sutton, Chamblee and North Gwinnett, emphasized the quality of the Peachtree State circuit. So too the Kentucky delegation, led by the top 11 ...
by etchdulac
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 41359

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Thanks for the insight, Jeff.
by etchdulac
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 41359

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Hi, Jeff. Will NAQT be considering a jump to 272 again? If so, when do you expect that discussion to occur? I notice that the bump to 272 last year occurred on March 6.

Also, does NAQT have a multiple of 16 beyond 256 in mind that it considers the event's logistical maximum?
by etchdulac
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM
Replies: 23
Views: 11762

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM

The United Stats of America wrote:At this year's MSNCT and HSNCT, http://www.naqt.com/stats/player.jsp?contact_id=135975 was the stats room's favourite name.
He did appear for Greenhill as a ninth-grader this fall. Eligibility confirmed.
by etchdulac
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 38650

Re: Your Lowest Point

Losing to the eventual national champions at a regular-season tournament on a protest decided by their coach, who was running said tournament. Because :chip: era concepts of impartiality are fun. We had upset them in prelims at nationals the prior year, but there was no way we should've been within ...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

That was not at all their story by the time they got to me. If those were the facts I was given, I would never have initiated our earlier conversation, after which I thought we were working with the same information. I will ask them to clarify the situation. So their story is that their guy audibly...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

Somebody in the other thread said that different systems have different ways of breaking a tie between simultaneous buzzes, and that in some cases there's always one color that wins, etc. This seems like incredibly relevant information that should be shared with the community. TQBA has at least one...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

That was not at all their story by the time they got to me. If those were the facts I was given, I would never have initiated our earlier conversation, after which I thought we were working with the same information. I will ask them to clarify the situation. So their story is that their guy audibly...
by etchdulac
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

moderators tend to be understanding of buzzer issues and if no one is buzzing and you're frantically trying to buzz and it's not working, say something and they'll recognize you. I actually thought it was common sense/universal knowledge to spaz out while frantically waving your hands saying "buzz,...
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

moderators tend to be understanding of buzzer issues and if no one is buzzing and you're frantically trying to buzz and it's not working, say something and they'll recognize you. I actually thought it was common sense/universal knowledge to spaz out while frantically waving your hands saying "buzz,...
by etchdulac
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 33187

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Can Texas (14-1) still win outright with a win over Virginia and an Illinois loss to Missouri? Trying to keep up without today's live results.
by etchdulac
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 33510

Re: All-time all-state teams

Texas is odd in that you either have to take players from the last two years or go way back into the early 2000s or late 90s. Just considering folks who graduated more than five years ago here's what I'd consider: Susan Mitchell Chris Frankel Vik Vaz Maybe either Eric Kwartler or Eric Whitman Smith...
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8013

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I'd like to credit NAQT for the method they've taken up for evaluating new staffers on Friday night. For those unaware, volunteers who had not read at an HSNCT before were paired with experienced HSNCT readers for the practice rounds, allowing the older volunteers to determine who should only be sco...
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 45683

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Cool, the stats page is updating. Thanks to whoever is responsible for that.
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 45683

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

The Predictable Consequences wrote:Jason Flowers is tweeting LASA scores @historytime. I'll also be tweeting some superplayoff and playoff àscores (not top 8 though) @rbmrosenberg
We have access to St. John's and LASA results, but that leaves us missing a game or two each round. SJS beat Farragut by 200.
by etchdulac
Sun May 25, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 45683

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Will Superplayoff scores be either tweeted or posted this morning?
by etchdulac
Fri May 23, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 17285

Re: So Panasonic is back...

Why is Jesuit--a perfectly competent team on good quizbowl questions and probably the best team between Georgia and Texas--always choosing to go to the worst tournaments? This just seems baffling especially since they have so much good QB experience. Because they are perfectly aware that they have ...
by etchdulac
Mon May 12, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 34015

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Friday was the IESA State Series in downtown Peoria, which Daniel Wright won in AA. Given that the Sectional qualifier was Monday (and DW's Sectional included Marshall and Station), trying to make plans ahead of time would have been complicated, to say the least. It is known yet if next year's IESA...
by etchdulac
Thu May 01, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83087

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:
etchdulac wrote:Hey, Fred. Did you wind up not having time for a pre-SSNCT post? Or is it still forthcoming? Just wondering.
Finals week. Only thing being ranked right now is how sad I am.
Understood. Good times!
by etchdulac
Thu May 01, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83087

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Hey, Fred. Did you wind up not having time for a pre-SSNCT post? Or is it still forthcoming? Just wondering.
by etchdulac
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 16710

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

Mr. Joyboy wrote:
I guess you didn't come to Bulldog days. Other people possibly coming are Canzhi from Reagan and Roger from somewhere in Ohio.
Canzhi decided to go to Berkeley.
by etchdulac
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 10033

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8

I will let you know when that is settled, if Joel doesn't beat me to it.
by etchdulac
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 10033

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8

There's no reason that this site should not be on your list, right? Joel posted the below about a week ago.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=15131
by etchdulac
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 19664

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

Howard wrote:Out of curiosity, have we invited the press to HSNCT, NSC, or NASAT with the lure that x,y,z local teams will be there.
For HSNCT: Yes, multiple times.

My (former) employers covered our first local event, in a sense; it helped that they were sponsoring the event.
by etchdulac
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Sunday championship superplayoff division broadcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: NSC Sunday championship superplayoff division broadcasts

Matt Weiner wrote:We're working on getting a stream of the finals room running at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasat-test-room . If this doesn't work, we have a separate recorded podcast running that we will post as soon as possible.

The final will start in about 15 minutes.
Awesome. Thanks.
by etchdulac
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Sunday championship superplayoff division broadcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: NSC Sunday championship superplayoff division broadcasts

Will the second final match between LASA A and Ladue be available on one of the above four links?
by etchdulac
Tue May 28, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 57191

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

Does anyone know if 440 is the highest losing score in any HSNCT match ever held? I doubt there's a simple way to confirm this statistic, but I'd be interested in hearing if there is.
by etchdulac
Mon May 27, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 52310

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

As a staffer, I was very happy with how the assignments for the Friday night scrimmages and the schedule for the Sunday consolation rounds were handled. They were much, much better than last year. I also meant to thank Nathan and whoever else put the work into the logistics for friday night. I was ...
by etchdulac
Thu May 23, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 57191

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

These are the 2013 HSNCT team previews and predictions assembled by the advisory board of TQBA, hosts of \ Our National Champion pick I heard from Sameer that John Cherian will not be playing HSNCT. Would this affect TQBA's national champion pick? Possibly. Bellarmine's stats at TI-ACF were remarka...
by etchdulac
Thu May 23, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 57191

2013 HSNCT Predictions

These are the 2013 HSNCT team previews and predictions assembled by the advisory board of TQBA, hosts of Texas Invitational V . Our National Champion pick Sunday hopes for Texas' top teams Houston's 7 HSNCT teams Austin's 7 HSNCT teams Dallas' 4 HSNCT teams San Antonio's 4 HSNCT teams
by etchdulac
Wed May 22, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 57191

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Bad Boy Bill wrote:A map of the HSNCT attendees.

Sorry if anyone is mistagged.
The Clark that's going is Tom Clark HS from San Antonio. Dallas Clark is... a tight end.
by etchdulac
Thu May 02, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 17474

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

They played a couple of events this school year. Danny Chupin from LASA and Daniel Chapman from Seven Lakes are there, as well as one former St. Mark's guy whose name I can't unearth right now. Isn't Jiawei (Seven Lakes '11) there too? Jiawei is at UT, but not doing quiz bowl to my knowledge. The U...
by etchdulac
Thu May 02, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 17474

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

TroubleClef wrote:I'll be attending UT Austin. I'd like to keep playing, not sure if they have an active team.
They played a couple of events this school year. Danny Chupin from LASA and Daniel Chapman from Seven Lakes are there, as well as one former St. Mark's guy whose name I can't unearth right now.
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Barrington Station!
Replies: 31
Views: 10261

Re: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: April 27-28, Chicago

No idea. That's just what I transcribed from the posted listings downstairs.
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Barrington Station!
Replies: 31
Views: 10261

Re: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: April 27-28, Chicago

Through Saturday preliminary play:
#1 Barrington A, 8-0
#2 Kealing A, 7-1
#3 Longfellow A, 7-1
#4 Kealing B, 7-1
#5 St. John's, 6-2
#6 Kealing C, 6-2
35 teams advance to Sunday play.
by etchdulac
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 65692

Re: The quizbowl decades project

Joshua Rutsky wrote:How about a list of really good moments in quizbowl sportsmanship
TJ Appreciation Thread, PACE NSC 2011
by etchdulac
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 17529

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

jonpin wrote:Boerne & Boerne-Champion
Boerne High and Boerne Champion are the two public high schools in Boerne, Texas.
by etchdulac
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6005

Re: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice)

Bumped for addition of LASA B, LASA C and Team Schindler.
by etchdulac
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

Re: Texas 2012-2013

Perhaps someone who knows the history of these things better than I do can help me here, but to go from UR (unranked) to a national ranking of #2 is a nice bit of news copy. :smile: Yes, when you compose that bit of copy, do make sure to note that the alleged #2 team in the country was unable to wi...
by etchdulac
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

Re: Texas 2012-2013

It is worth noting that both LASA and St. John's split their A teams at this event. LASA's two semifinalist teams were three players each. The team of three juniors had one normal A team member on it. In two matches with Cistercian, this LASA subset lost twice by a total of 65 points. The St. John's...
by etchdulac
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6005

Re: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice)

Bumped for addition of two more current top-15 teams, Hunter and Northmont.
by etchdulac
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6005

2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance is pleased to announce the third annual Texas Invitational Weekend of Quiz Bowl , to be held at Rice University in Houston on February 22-24. Teams can expect to play 30 matches over the 3 days of the event. The Texas Invitational consists of two tournaments: Friday night an...
by etchdulac
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: QBHistory: A List of Televised Quizbowl Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 3683

Re: QBHistory: A List of Televised Quizbowl Matches

Since these were recorded at KPRC in Houston, they aired a great deal of matches over the years. The first I can remember seeing was Collegiate beating White Plains 510-370 in the 1990 final. I had the 1991 final on tape for a long time. Jim Paluszak's Dorman team edged Collegiate on the final quest...