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by mithokie
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: I found the creator of Vanderbilt ABC
Replies: 6
Views: 5833

Re: I found the creator of Vanderbilt ABC

I played at the Vanderbilt ABC in the fall of 1993 for Clevelnd HS in Cleveland, TN. I think I remember having some matches Fridy evening and then more matches Saturday. I don't recall if the Friday matches were just scrimmages or if they counted as part of the actual tournament or not. I think that...
by mithokie
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 21431

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

The Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III previously announced for 1/17/14 will be a mirror of the Potatoville Varsity set.
by mithokie
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Virginia Tech
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Re: SCOP Novice at Virginia Tech

Are you using a particular set of eligibility restrictions for this tournament? If so, could you publish them here so I know who is eligible to play for us and who is not eligible to play.

Thanks!
by mithokie
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (9/13/14)
Replies: 19
Views: 9042

Re: Tar Heel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (9/13/14)

What question set are you using?
by mithokie
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 21431

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

VHSL States is 2/28, Region deadline is 2/14, and conference deadline is 1/31. The regional and conference tourneys are scheduled independently and must be completed by the deadline dates.
by mithokie
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 21431

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg High School will host the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III on Saturday January 17, 2015. Details will become more available this fall.
by mithokie
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 5549

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

The organizers of the national tournaments may not be interested in pursuing cash prizes. If they are interested in doing that, they should look for corporate sponsorships. Large (or small) businesses can get tax write-offs for these kind of donations. These companies would get their name attached t...
by mithokie
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What packets should I study?
Replies: 9
Views: 5942

Re: What packets should I study?

The Difficulty Index is pretty good, except, I believe that NASAT is meant to be regular college difficulty. I know when we practice on NASAT sets we drop a handful of toss-ups per round, while we nearly never drop a PACE question in practice by the give away.
by mithokie
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman SeasonEnder (IS135A), 19 April 2014, Spartanburg SC
Replies: 6
Views: 3127

Re: Dorman SeasonEnder (IS135A), 19 April 2014, Spartanburg

Were all of these South Carolina schools?
by mithokie
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 37871

Re: It's Academic discussion

Coaching quizbowl at a high level is very demanding; every bit as demanding as coaching a successful football or basketball team. Since the majority of good quizbowl happens at Saturday tournaments, it means sacrificing time with your family on Saturdays for what are often very long days. This is al...
by mithokie
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 12
Views: 4579

Re: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

The tournament was small, but run well. A house team was added to fill in for a late drop from the field to keep the field at 8 teams. A full round robin was played followed by a split into top 4 teams and bottom 4 teams. Blacksburg A was first with a 9-1 record (1 loss to Rappahanock Co. in the pre...
by mithokie
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

Good time and quick tournament, we played straight through completing 10 rounds in just a hair over 4 hours, so kudos to the VT team for a well run, but small tournament. I thought that this tournament would yield 2 HSNCT spots since .15*7 = 1.05, but reading the qualification guidelines at http://w...
by mithokie
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4181

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

Excited to see this on 3/8. I am a little confused about the set number 132 is not an A set. Do you have any eligibility restrictions at this tournament or not?
by mithokie
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders
Replies: 18
Views: 5375

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders

Results from the Region 3A-West tournament at Blacksburg are being updated at:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... n_3a-west/

As of 1:30 PM, we are moving to round 5.
by mithokie
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders
Replies: 18
Views: 5375

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders

I am trying to figure out who has qualified for regionals from the various conferences. Anyone who has information to share feel free to chip in. As of 1/27, these are the results that have been posted by VHSL Scholastic Bowl on their facebook page or by volunteers here. Some of the conference tourn...
by mithokie
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 23246

Re: Staying Alert

I think that the lunch break is important. You want to eat the right kind and amount of food at lunch, some people take a real nosedive in energy if they eat too much at lunch. A good night's rest the night before the tournament can't hurt. You can only "run on adrenaline" for so long.
by mithokie
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7319

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

We broke for lunch after round 6. There is one more round of prelims. Round 7 just started.
by mithokie
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26514

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Cave Spring HS has IS-134 for NCIS on Feb. 15.
by mithokie
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2013-14
Replies: 143
Views: 56798

Re: Kentucky 2013-14

That makes a lot of sense, as George Washington HS played at our tournament on 127A and the WV tournament on 129A. I don't think the difference came from a few more weeks of studying. http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5098 : 8.3 15PG http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?...
by mithokie
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

The tournament concluded playoffs with a circle of death for 1st place, with 3 teams, George Washington, Honaker A, and Cave Spring A finishing the playoff group with a 4-1 record. Teams were seeded by playoff ppg (including the carryover games against teams from prelims in the same playoff bracket)...
by mithokie
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

At the conclusion of prelims it appears that James Cole from Cave Spring has set the all-time NAQT record for PPG on an IS-A set or higher with 181.0 ppg. Cave Spring A and Honaker A are the last two undefeated teams. Prelim stats can be found at : http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1549/stats...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

Staff meeting at the BHS library at 8:45 AM. Lunch will be provided after round 5 (and possible tie-breaks) for volunteer staffers.
by mithokie
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

Considering this more carefully, since there are only 12 packets in an A-set, we will carry records over from morning play into afternoon play. Teams will only play the 3 teams in their afternoon bracket that they have not yet played. This will allow us to reserve a packet for morning tie-breaks, 2 ...
by mithokie
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

Our field is closed. With the staff we have available, we will enter 3 house teams to bring the field to a nice even number of 12. We will run 2 prelim groups of 6, sending the top 3 from each group into a championship pool with the bottom 3 into a consolation pool. We will play a full round robin i...
by mithokie
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quaker Bowl 10/12/2013--NAQT IS #128 (Greensboro, NC)
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Quaker Bowl 10/12/2013--NAQT IS #128 (Greensboro, NC)

The final score for the 5th place match was 275-250 Blacksburg
by mithokie
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

We're a week and a half from the big day. Teams can still register through next Wednesday. We currently have the staff to support a field larger than 12, so we would love to have some more teams register. We look forward to seeing you on October 19 in Blacksburg.
by mithokie
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: What is your opinion?

Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question? For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds. If the question is "Name 2013's number one men's slalom skier" would the time start when I say "Is the answer" or the actual a...
by mithokie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: List of Essential Resources (alpha)
Replies: 19
Views: 20678

Re: List of Essential Resources (alpha)

hsapq.com/samples as a free question archive for HSAPQ questions

quinterest.org - searchable database of quizbowl questions
by mithokie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Small Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: National Small Schools

In Virginia, the top small schools are undoubtedly George Mason HS and Honaker HS. I believe that George Mason graduated some strong players from last year's team. Honaker has Jacob back which will make them extremely competitive. Honaker has not ever attended a national tournament. If they were to ...
by mithokie
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

We are one week away from the deadline for the early registration discount for the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II. Please send registrations in by either 1. e-mailing me with your number of teams and what discounts you are claiming. 2. e-mailing me a copy of the filled out registration for...
by mithokie
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

We have officially been certified gold by PACE and will therefore qualify the top 20% of the field into next spring's PACE NSC as well as the top 15% into the HSNCT. Interest is beginning to increase with schools from 3 states expressing interest. Don't miss out on this early opportunity to qualify ...
by mithokie
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 11552

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

It must be FKT and not LIST IV, since LIST IV is not supposed to be available until January according to the initial post??? The set will be available for mirrors beginning on January 4, 2014, and we're open to any mirrors after that for the duration of the school year (and into summer, if there is ...
by mithokie
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia 2013-14
Replies: 16
Views: 7370

West Virginia 2013-14

Blacksburg HS is hosting the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II on Saturday 10/19/13. Blacksburg is a close drive, particularly for teams in Southeast West Virginia. The tournament will be held on NAQT question set IS-127A. More info can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f...
by mithokie
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 59376

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Blacksburg HS is hosting the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II on Saturday 10/19/13. Blacksburg is a close drive, particularly for teams in Northeast Tennessee. The tournament will be held on NAQT question set IS-127A. More info can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t...
by mithokie
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2013-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 15768

Re: North Carolina 2013-2014

Blacksburg HS is hosting the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II on Saturday 10/19/13. Blacksburg is a close drive, particularly for teams in Northwest North Carolina. The tournament will be held on NAQT question set IS-127A. More info can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?...
by mithokie
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

We sent out e-mail invitations today. Additionally, we are seeking affiliation with PACE and will let everyone know what level of certification we are awarded as soon as we have been told. Our tournament will represent an early opportunity to qualify for both the 2014 HSNCT and 2014 NSC.
by mithokie
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 96885

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Would you consider an option to print out tossup and bonus results all together as the result of one search? I was thinking along the lines of 3 options

1. tossup results only
2. bonus results only
3. both tossup and bonus results.
by mithokie
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3939

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Tossup #9 from packet 7

The Japan art toss-up appears to have an error, but it might be a translation that I could not found. The English title I could find for Hiroshige work mentioned in the lead-in was Great Bridge, Sudden Shower at Atake, instead of Great Bridge, Sudden Storm.
by mithokie
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

This tournament is not being marketed as a novice tournament. Any and all players are welcome to attend and compete. Note that all three of the regular IS sets available this fall have already been claimed in Virginia (the two VCU tournaments and Cavalier Classic). as has the only HSAPQ set for the ...
by mithokie
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26514

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

BHAI II at Blacksburg HS will be run on IS-127A. We would love to see a healthy field there.
by mithokie
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA will host the second annual Blacksburg High Academic Invitational on Saturday October 19, 2013. The tournament will be hosted on NAQT's IS-127A and will represent an early opportunity for teams to qualify for HSNCT. We will also seek affiliation with PACE's N...
by mithokie
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26514

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Would it be possible to add sets to the date claim calendar. It is important for planning purposes to know what sets are being played where, and regular difficulty sets seem to be getting taken very quickly for the fall (especially in Virginia). From naqt.com, I see 1. VCU Fall IS-128 2. New Kent No...
by mithokie
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3939

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I enjoyed the set even though we didn't win any. The VT field was a tough one. A few comments on particular questions Round 2 Limits Toss-up squeeze theorem/pinching theorem (I don't remember what name was used) inside of power is probably too generous of a power since that is a pretty well-known th...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

I thought that maybe the rational function prompt was placed there for the synthetic division clue. The prompt doesn't apply elsewhere, but maybe it's a prompt for generosity's sake???
by mithokie
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowldb Search not functioning
Replies: 17
Views: 4862

Re: Quizbowldb Search not functioning

I would choose the most unique word in the title, like Solitude and use the Quizbowldb advanced search tool to enter category:"Literature" condition:"all" solitude . The first 15 hits were One Hundred Years of Solitude as the answer line. There were approximately 20 other hits (mostly Garcia Marquez...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 8175

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

I took the opportunity to play Blue Rondo a la Turk and Take Five for my team on the way home yesterday. 3/3 Jazz in a 25 packet tournament is about what I expected based on the published distribution. I enjoyed the questions in general and will echo the sentiments of those praising the number of un...
by mithokie
Thu May 23, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 204
Views: 111508

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-roanoke ... 0805.story

Video coverage from local Roanoke news station related to Cave Spring's upcoming trip to HSNCT.
by mithokie
Wed May 22, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26514

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Where do you envision the UVA/VCU collaboration being played, Charlottesville or somewhere closer to Richmond?
by mithokie
Wed May 22, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 16861

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

Freeman (VA) and Douglas Freeman(VA) are the same school also.
by mithokie
Tue May 21, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26514

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg High School would like to claim October 19 for the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II (BHAI II). We will likely run a vendor set.