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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Let's make some more fun of MSHSAA
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Re: Let's make some more fun of MSHSAA

Yeah, that was the (proper, correct) recommendation the advisory committee gave to MSHSAA, and MSHSAA refused to act on it.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Let's make some more fun of MSHSAA
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Let's make some more fun of MSHSAA

http://www.mshsaa.org/Advisory/News/17/May2014MtgSummary.aspx?id=408 (tabled)4. Recommended that the Board of Directors provide an exemption for NAQT that would allow the organization to host a tournament within the borders of Missouri and invite Missouri schools (Missouri schools would represent a ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 25485

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

The following regions have mirrors in the works, although I will decline to post individual school identities until they are ready to for sure post their announcement. If you are in these regions, go ahead and start making your plans! Chicago-area Missouri West Coast Ontario Upper Southeast (WKU) Mi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 25485

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I was in a rush to put up the announcement before my computer died and I went to bed last night, so yeah I overlooked a couple things. Here is the difficulty instruction I gave to my editors: This is regular difficulty, so write a packet at ACF Regionals difficulty. However, I want to have any errin...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 25485

DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I am pleased to announce the imminent creation of DEES , the Demonstratively Excellent Educational Saturnalia , which I, Charlie Dees, will be head editing with the bright and chipper assistance of Victor Prieto of Rice University and Brian McPeak of the University of Maryland. This tournament will ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 26609

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

This will happen. Announcement is forthcoming in the next 2 days.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 26609

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

Also, I'm looking a little closer at the schedule, and I see the following date options: A tournament for the window of Nov. 15th/Nov. 22nd (overlaps with Delta Burke) A tournament for the weekend of Dec. 6th (concerns about running up against finals, but gives me far more time to edit over Thanksgi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 26609

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

OK since Saajid made that post, I guess I'll mention now that I'm seriously considering deciding to get back in the college writing/editing game and doing a packet-sub tournament in mid-November, since I've never actually done one before and I'm a much more organized/fast/productive writer than I ha...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Is the Group Stage Format any good for Quizzes?
Replies: 6
Views: 3173

Re: Is the Group Stage Format any good for Quizzes?

How long are your usual games?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 17472

Re: Thanks and general discussion

I based this judgement on the fact that the decree doesn't show up at all in one of the most-used music history textbooks (Grout/Palisca/Burkholder) and I didn't remember it playing a huge part in the Shostakovich "memoir" Testimony (Zhdanov appears twice for a few pages); but, it appears to be pre...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 35460

Re: Your Lowest Point

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:The Trygve/Andy year of PACE. I nearly quit quiz bowl entirely.
Especially that one meeting. There are few things more pleasant than knowing I will never have to interact with Ian Eppler as long as I'm in quizbowl.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Conversion stats
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: Conversion stats

Who 30ed my Siachen Glacier bonus? Or the one about Indian Christians?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 17472

Re: Thanks and general discussion

The music unfortunately had multiple glaring factual errors that I told Jacob about after the tournament, which came up in the pre-lunch rounds and I think predisposed people to be annoyed with you, because you talk quite a big game about how much more you know about music than other writers, so it ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

Re: Summer Practices at Chicago

So are practices now on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 11636

Re: CO History Discussion

I want to use this as an opportunity to make a critique of a question and of the general discourse about bad writing (I already brought this up in person to the editors, so this is more just an exercise to make a point). There was a question using alternate universe clues from Harry Turtledove. The ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20
Replies: 47
Views: 20974

Re: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20

Yeah I was wanting to play and hadn't tried to hard beyond asking one person about forming a team, so if other people want to play message me.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 9600

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

I thought other delta Burke mirrors were happening in Illinois this summer.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 16488

Re: So Panasonic is back...

Also, who were the teams?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 16488

Re: So Panasonic is back...

God that's depressing. At what point would they just have canceled it, if only 3 teams signed up?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 30286

Re: All-time all-state teams

OHIO: Jarrett Greene (South Range), Ike Jose (Stow Munroe Falls), Saajid Moyen (Copley), Ashvin Srivatsa (Sycamore). Certainly many others you could add here as well--I would say, this is a fairly deep team that with the exception of Ike, lacks a MVP. Joe is right, Noah Rahman should definitely be ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 57901

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

In what universe would that protest be denied about piano etudes? I would like to hear more about that protest. I am also curious about IMSA's protest in I believe round 4 of the playoffs which an IMSA alum told me was completely in line with what he was taught in school there but which NAQT denied....
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the Clock, and how to play with it
Replies: 26
Views: 8820

Re: On the Clock, and how to play with it

Let's all make up numbers and say things.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 5475

Re: The logistics of future HSNCTs

Is there a pressing reason something needs to change? It seems like right now the HSNCT is officially meeting all of its demand, is running a logistically astounding product, and is providing a one-of-a-kind experience for high school teams. There is NOTHING like the HSNCT and I feel like that's a l...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri May 30, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 13302

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

This is super late but is it still feasible for me and a teammate to join a team? I'd need to know within the hour I think.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed May 28, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 nAC
Replies: 27
Views: 9061

Re: 2014 nAC

Does OQBA exist in any form today? I know that Eric Bell quit running it when he moved to Vegas, but remember that there were other people trying to keep it going. There is perhaps a better thread for this, but I actually played an OQBA tournament in 2007 and, for whatever it's strengths were, I fel...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 26, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7947

Re: 2014 MSNCT discussion

What would it take for NAQT to be convinced to change the math questions at msnct in the ways I outlined in the other thread?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 94
Views: 40854

Re: community question clinic

I have a critique of Kay's Rachmaninov 3rd concerto question that I think applies to lots of Quizbowl. It seems to me like a lot of problems with listing series of notes in a melody is that you still lack the rhythm component, and without that, it's hard to fill in the gaps of what the melody sounds...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 26, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 33430

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Were the repeats also clue repeats? There's nothing wrong with asking about Iran (home of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations) twice in a large tournament as long as both questions aren't about, say, Ayatollah Khomeini.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 26, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8712

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

So the word is now that the tournament is going to be canceled because the set ended up being amazingly offensive. This is not just my decision, but I definitely don't think that the questions I'm seeing here have any business being read as an hsnct side event. I will email participants to confirm l...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 26, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8712

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

I have been without a laptop for a couple weeks now with it being repaired, so rest assured I will be in contact with people this week about running this tournament. I am going to be up front right now that I am very concerned about what is going on at its PACE mirror, and this tournament will proba...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri May 23, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 16488

Re: So Panasonic is back...

So does anybody here know of any registered teams? The NTAE website is not keeping up their end of the bargain about posting a list of registered teams in mid-May and I suspect that's because they don't have teams to list, but I would love to know if this tournament is in fact happening.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue May 13, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32113

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

But that line of argument I don't think applies to MSNCT. There are very few entrenched middle school circuits with set-in-stone diehard format warriors, especially compared to the high school world of a decade ago. For this particular tournament, I don't believe for a minute that NAQT couldn't get ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue May 13, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: St. Louis Open Date Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: St. Louis Open Date Poll

Is there a reason it can't be a VCU open mirror?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32113

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Literally. The only times you ever really have people clapping in high school games is towards the end of the national playoffs, whereas here it was after almost every half.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32113

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

I forgot my other observation, which is that man, people LOVE clapping for middle school quizbowl.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: St. Louis Open Date Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: St. Louis Open Date Poll

If the point of St. Louis Open is to be something that bored high schoolers and not particularly good college freshmen do to kill some time on a Saturday in July, then great, but I was having people from Wash U try to convince me to come to it, and Senor Hang is on the college forums to try and find...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 32113

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

This was only my second time ever reading at the middle school level, but I actually found many of the questions to be rather difficult, for example, a leadin about TORCH in placenta that my scorekeeper noted was something he learned in med school. I suspect that a lot of difficulty complaints here ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: St. Louis Open Date Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

Re: St. Louis Open Date Poll

I would imagine/hope that you're not going to get much interest in a high school tournament among college players. I was hoping to go to St. Louis Open when I was hearing about it from Sean, but now that I know it's IMSAnity, I think I'll pass.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 05, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8712

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Just as a reminder, if there are any more people out there who will be at the HSNCT and would be malleable enough that I could convince them to moderate here, please please please let me know so we can get a full field and have it run nicely.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu May 01, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8712

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

By all means, do what you need to do in whatever back channels to make your preferred teams happen.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Greg Peterson liked to get in IRC and make unbelievable buzzes even though he was decidedly mediocre in person and everybody knew he was cheating and kept calling him out on it until he finally stopped. That's why Ike called him Cheaterson.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Honestly, even if you apologize, I think cheating intentionally at an actual tournament should be enough to get you permanently banned from quizbowl. Cheating RUINS the game - there is ABSOLUTELY NO POINT in playing ANYTHING if you're going to be up against somebody who has already seen the question...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52821

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation Understand networking before you post mindless shit, that will be believed by anybody without real networking knowledge. PLUS If i were to cheat, I would have used a fucking VPN or torr, or any variety of anonymity. Do you really think we're ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52821

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

EDIT: One more thing. Steven mentioned to me in an email that, while he understands why people are speaking negatively of him, he thinks it's inappropriate that apparently some Desert Vista High School players at NHBB are being harassed/"attacked verbally" by people at the tournament. This probably...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 33346

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

If you missed this because you don't read the college forums, this is the side tournament happening on Saturday night during HSNCT - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15760&p=279974#p279974
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52821

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Is this a situation that's serious enough that a formal ban would need to be enacted, or should this person just be relentlessly mocked until he's too embarrassed to show his face in quizbowl ever again?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52821

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

But is he an Eagle Scout?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 8724

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

The symbol you're referring to is a martele stroke, at least for strings. The line is definitely a tenuto, I suspect my terminology there is a little imprecise because a lot of the time in lessons teachers aren't don't use all of the right words all of the time and will say things like "marcato" whe...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 7638

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

Was this tournament undergrad only?