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by Gautam
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a new stat
Replies: 17
Views: 5482

So, when dealing with powers, are these the changes to be made? a. Player + = (Player Powers*15 + Player 10s*10) + ((Player 10s+Player 15s)*PPB) I'm sure no one disagrees with that. b. Let (((Player Powers*15 + Player 10s*10)/(Player 10s+Player 15s)) = X. Then, Player - = ((((Team 10s+15s * (player ...
by Gautam
Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Two vs. Two Quizbowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

we had a high school deep-bench (WISDOM) in Minnesota in April 2007, and it was an awesome tournament. Deep-bench is generally invitation only, and WISDOM specifically used an NAQT set. It featured 6 teams. I would like to see the deep-bench format spread around. otherwise, yeah, lack of staff is th...
by Gautam
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Penn Bowl 2008 (1/26/2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 14172

You can drive up to Truman State perhaps?
by Gautam
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Can you guys call a moratorium on "discussion" until some substantive results come out? Like, at least wait till GINVIT and/or Carleton tournament is done, 'cuz you will have enough data to speculate with confidence. :neutral: There is so much unwarranted speculation, and totally unnecessary bickeri...
by Gautam
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

I felt it was necessary because there was an understanding somewhere that I am representing the EP team, and I just want to say I am not.
by Gautam
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

MNHSQB, is that the A-set and easier league stuff? The questions this past season were derived from NAQT set 63A, so they are A level questions. [The are derived from 71 A this year] The rounds are timed as outlined at the site and consist of a maximum of 32 tossups. If I remember correctly the fir...
by Gautam
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Can we stop talking about Trevor and myself, please? You people in the league this year have a lot to look forward to, and you can only improve from wherever you currently are. If you think we made a good team last year, then you players should try your best to achieve those standards along with you...
by Gautam
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

I hope you guys do well this year as well. Do you plan on coming to any of the invitationals outside of league play? We are hoping to, if we can get enough people together on Saturdays with money :). Is there a nice list of upcoming events or email list apart from the MQBA website? Well, as far as ...
by Gautam
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 16785

I think the problem with the foreign language aria clues lies in the fact that people may mispronounce or badly pronounce things in other languages. I mean, if a not-so-experienced moderator reads the question and stumbles on the foreign language names, then even people who know the aria titles migh...
by Gautam
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open Literature subject tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 5071

Me too.
by Gautam
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall North at Minnesota, Sunday November 4
Replies: 30
Views: 9918

Can someone please explain to me how Wayzata had more tossups, a higher bonus conversion, and more total points than Carleton in the same number of games, and yet finished with 13 less ppg than Carleton? I think the 42 negs would do it. Chris Ray would be proud. Edit: they didn't have more total pt...
by Gautam
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

However, if I had to base my opinion off of only yesterday, I would say Chaska/Wayzata/Orono/Minnetonka are a lot closer in their abilities .... Does anybody else share a similar opinion? Or is it just to soon to tell until another tournament or non-A-series one has been played? Since you mentioned...
by Gautam
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8077

dinoian wrote: Does this seem right to anybody reading? Should a team for NAQT and 4-Quarters style tournaments be decided solely on buzzer-race tossups?
Man, that sucks on multiple levels.
by Gautam
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 18120

Kent B wrote:I also just got one for Chicago... but it's the same day as Brainal Leakage.

Now the question is whether I should ditch our own hosted tournament for a chance to get on the college tourney .... why'd they have to make it difficult with that date.
Me too...
by Gautam
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should elite teams play A-Series?
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

I think teams like to play these early A-set tournaments because it's a quick and easy way to qualify for HSNCT and secure a spot in the field. I mean, you'd be dumb not to get qualified, IMO.
by Gautam
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 9486

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC

millionwaves wrote: Cost Structure:

Packet submitted by February 1st: $60.
Packet submitted by February 8th: $80.
Packet not submitted by February 8th/not submitted at all: $1000.
I'm hoping you mean $100. Just making sure...

EDIT: Ok, I'm sorry, I didn't read the first couple of lines....
by Gautam
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

You guys should invite people from places other than Southwest suburbs to this forum. There seems to be a surprising lack of "other voices" in this thread.

EDIT: And it's a positive externality for quiz bowl blah blah
by Gautam
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 17029

I liked this tournament. Pizza was good, questions were awesome, moderators were nice, competition was pretty good. Cold soda would have made it optimal, but it was excellent anyway.
by Gautam
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Iowa Winter Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 6306

IS-68 is being used by UMN for GINVIT HS tournament, so it probably means that we cannot attend unless the tournament is held earlier than Dec 8.

[:neutral:] IS sets [/:neutral:]
by Gautam
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging out-of-state interest in an HS trash tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Charlie, your point is well taken. There are teams from Wisc and Iowa that show up at MN meets, and there I don't really have any of their contact info, so I am hoping some of them browse this forum. I guess that is another reason why I'm asking if teams would like to have a tourney closer to home. ...
by Gautam
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Iowa Winter Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 6306

Re: All-Iowa Winter Tournament

However, I have emailed Rob Hentzel at NAQT to see if we can get an official packet series. If we can't, our team will simply write the questions in that format or die trying! Don't you mean Get Rich or Die Tryin'? Anyway, if you are dying tryin' you can always get the teams to submit packets... I ...
by Gautam
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 18120

I liked how the only real science question was "absolute zero." if there was anything else that was remotely close to being science, I think I missed it then :(
by Gautam
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging out-of-state interest in an HS trash tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Gauging out-of-state interest in an HS trash tournament

Good evening. First of all, I will assume this is the appropriate place for this thread since there isn't really a forum for HS-trash tournaments. Anyway, there has been some discussion taking place in the Minnesota Comparisons thread about a HS level pop-culture tournament in Eden Prairie, Minnesot...
by Gautam
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Hmm, Almost Dewey is a good option for you guys, IMO. The drive is a little shorter than the one to Chicago...

--Gautam
by Gautam
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Tournaments Using High School Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 9754

Re: College Tournaments Using High School Questions

Uncertain quality - I don't doubt that the programs you listed and many others have the experience and skill to put together good tournaments. But it goes back to the basic economic role of branding. NAQT is a known quantity; love it or hate it, hosts and players know exactly what to expect. We kno...
by Gautam
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Dorman!
Replies: 22
Views: 9871

However, by the standards I set, James Island, Wheaton North and Hunter all looked good in my criteria - teams with good points per per from young players that are coming back. Greg of Wheaton North is the seventh highest scorer from NAQT that is returning and if either Jonathan or Kevin steps up t...
by Gautam
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Intentional Neg
Replies: 29
Views: 9182

mceschermaniac4 wrote:Anti-disestablishmentarianism. Hands down favorite. If you say it kinda slow it really kills some time.
neopseudoantidisestablishmentarianism to add more time killing.
by Gautam
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 32748

Eden Prairie HS, MN is going to host a Pop-culture (trash) tournament on the 23rd of February. A formal announcement will be made soon, but we are extending our invitation to out of state teams this year. We don't really know what kind of crowd we're going to expect, since it's only the second year ...
by Gautam
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet archive project...what you can do to help
Replies: 13
Views: 5917

BTW, if you need to mass-convert files into .rtf or .doc, there is a cool Open Office based program which does that. It's called Danny's Convertor and it works well with most formats.
by Gautam
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Third npower Test at the Oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Ahhhhh.. Dumb of Dravid not to give them the follow on. :-( India wins series, that's good. =D
by Gautam
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

aestheteboy wrote:I believe he only met one. Nonetheless, EP should be very good.
Yea.. people here have *started* to attend quiz bowl camps. woohoo! I hope a few more people from EP do it next year; otherwise, it might create sustainability issues.
by Gautam
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math in high school quizbowl
Replies: 73
Views: 76804

If you memorize how to do the 15 or so odd math questions that they love to ask, you can proclaim yourself a quizbowl math expert. Don't worry, we'll all applaud. I am in total agreement with that. it is utterly ridiculous how question writers have no grasp on what is too difficult or too easy to d...
by Gautam
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The annual summer format discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 14971

I would say that I have no objection to the 4-quarter formats, so long as the lightening rounds are well-balanced (as Matt stated earlier), and the tossups are pyramidal, rewarding knowledge as opposed to reflexes. The buzzer-beating, direction-changing questions that I have encountered at most 4-q...
by Gautam
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 29999

Was TOMCAT speed? That was my impression. Yes, it was, and a bunch of teams qualified that way... However, the problem there was the "Top 15% of the field" qualifying. There were 64 teams in attendance and 10 (rounded up from 9.6) should have qualified. However, since there were 8 9th place ties, 1...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Heh... I've started writing questions already. I hope I become semi-culturally literate in that process. :-p
by Gautam
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Heh, I'll volunteer to help edit the questions this year...

Kirk: you should start a database soon, so you can work on them over the whole year! :-p
by Gautam
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC (yes, I said 2008)
Replies: 29
Views: 9598

Yeah I'll try to volunteer for PACE next year, so for those purposes May 31-June 1 would be a lot better for me (sounds like that's easier for TJ too). Isn't ARML going to be a conflict? AFAIK, It always has been hosted on the first weekend in June (i.e. it might be May 31-June 1)... However, i don...
by Gautam
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 71158

Someone should go on a mad QB practising schedule and just shock EVERYBODY at a tournament the next year. Man, that would be awesome.
by Gautam
Sun May 27, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 29789

Congratulations

A very hearty congratulations to all those who participated in the HSNCT. The teams definitely did a good job of representing Minnesota this year and proved that we are emerging as a force to be reckoned with. I wish best luck to all those who return the next year. Have a great summer! Gautam Kandli...
by Gautam
Sat May 26, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 42781

WHS_Mitu wrote:Eden Prairie A was 8-2.
Wayzata A and Wayzata B were both 6-4.
DeLasalle was 6-4.
That's as far as I know for MN teams.
EP B was 6-4 also.
by Gautam
Tue May 15, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 79
Views: 25997

Out of curiosity, is this the biggest quiz bowl tournament in the history of quiz bowl? It's going to be interesting to see if 10 preliminary rounds are going to be enough to seed all the qualifying teams out of the initial pool of 160 appropriately for the playoffs on Sunday. Also, is the Eden Pra...
by Gautam
Tue May 01, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 29789

hahaha... Thanks Rob :wink:
It will be funny if I will read when my brother's playing.... :p
by Gautam
Tue May 01, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Something I wrote for my English class
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

Something I wrote for my English class

It probably has been done before... We were to write a parody of the famous "To Be Or Not To Be" soliloquy, and , of course, I wrote about quiz bowl :) To buzz or not to buzz: that is the question: Whether ’tis proper in the game to suffer The consequences of scoring an outrageous neg five, Or to ...
by Gautam
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 29789

ZacharyStenberg wrote:The roster for the B team on that event was significantly different. We were very short on players, so people got transfered around greatly.

Also, I'm not the person in question, James Benhardus.
er.. yeah, I realize. I got muddled up with the names. I beg pardon.
by Gautam
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 29789

Yea. Mr. Hentzel actually tries to set up the events so that "teams of similar caliber" compete against each other, be it at an invitational or the MNHSQB league, unless it is a random process like it was at SAVANT. Anyway, you know what. Let's answer this "team depth" question at deep bench, ok? An...
by Gautam
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 29789

Some things to be taken into consideration when comparing individuals' stats: 1. The ratio of his contributions to the teams' aggregate scores. (obviously bonuses cannot be considered here) 2. The competition 3. What the team-mates have to say of the individuals' contribution. This often speaks volu...
by Gautam
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 40673

Stats

Hello:

I was wondering if stats from DC region competitions (format doesn't matter) are available for me to peruse through. Can someone please pm with links, if they are available on the web?

Thanks