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by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Standings (As of September 22, 2015) 1. Woodford County A (7 points) 2. Dunbar A (5 points) 3. DuPont Manual A (4 points) 4. Henderson County A (2 points) The next event is the Casey Young Memorial Tournament at the University of Louisville on October 8. We hope to see lots of Kentucky teams...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8380

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

The announcement for this year's Goldenrod Cup is posted. The next event is the Casey Young Memorial Tournament at the University of Louisville on October 8. We are still accepting tournaments for affiliation this year, so if you have a high school event you are planning but just haven't announced i...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce the third annual edition of the Goldenrod Cup! The Goldenrod Cup is an annual competition that aggregates the results of affiliated good quizbowl tournaments held in the state of Kentucky. A Kentucky team who wins a Goldenrod Cup event will recei...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8380

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Quick note: NAQT State will be on March 4 at a location to be determined. KQBA will announce more details soon.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 19454

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

To take Devin's point further: if Michigan developed a school voucher system that provided public funds to pay for students to attend Sacred Heart free of charge, they would still be ineligible for SSNCT to the best of my knowledge. Even if Sacred Heart admitted students by lottery (since presumably...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 19454

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Charter schools are not operated by a government authority, but instead are operated by private contractors (which range from for-profit corporations to churches which teach students that Jesus rode dinosaurs) who receive subsidies for their educational firm. While the definition of "public" is some...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: How's the scene in Indiana? (plus a couple other questions)
Replies: 5
Views: 3603

Re: How's the scene in Indiana? (plus a couple other questi

Hi everybody! I know there was a post along this same line in the past couple of years, but I'd like to ask this so I have a better picture of what things are like before I take the plunge. I'm currently a freshman at Ball State in Indiana. I did scholastic bowl for all four years of high school in...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 8353

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

quizbowllee wrote:Players at HSNCT heckled them. Apparently even an instructor at ACE Camp made disparaging remarks to them in front of their camp-mates.
As ridiculous as this behavior is, why am I not the least bit surprised that it happened?
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 12321

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

Louisville returns Kurtis Droge, Ramapriya Rangaraju, and myself. Megan Seldon has graduated so our 4th spot is up in the air for now.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8380

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

The annual fall high school quizbowl tournament at the University of Louisville has been renamed the Casey Young Memorial Tournament. Casey was a quizbowl player at both Simon Kenton and UofL who passed away over the summer. The tournament will be held on October 8 on UofL's campus, and will use NAQ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8380

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Gonna go ahead and post what I know since I won't be able to get the calendar up until next week most likely: Glasgow is hosting their season kickoff tournament again on August 27. Louisville is (tentatively) hosting our fall tournament on October 8. Kentucky is hosting their fall tournament on Octo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8380

Kentucky 2016-17

August 27: Glasgow Scottie Invitational (Glasgow) September 3: (Labor Day Weekend) September 10: September 17: September 24: October 1: October 8: Casey Young Memorial Tournament (Louisville) October 15: October 22: Cambell County Middle School Classic (Alexandria) October 29: University of Kentucky...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE WITH QUIZBOWL
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

Re: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE WITH QUIZBOWL

Cheynem wrote:People will be reading some of the recently posted packets (Orlando Hybrid and VETO) that were not widely read in the United States
Celebrate Independence Day in the most American way possible: consuming affordable goods made by people in other countries!
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A restaurant guide for teams coming to Lexington
Replies: 13
Views: 6282

Re: A restaurant guide for teams coming to Lexington

This is a good list with at least three places on it that I have really enjoyed at some point. I'm partial to burger places and Tolly Ho is my recommendation to anybody who wants a burger this weekend. Smashing Tomato has really good pizza, and I've had a couple really good steaks at Malone's; for t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 27608

Re: 2016 nAC

Daviess County usually goes to several pyramidal tournaments a year, and have been doing so for a long time. I've never quite understood why they still attend NAC. EDIT: From the Daviess County HS Facebook page, it looks like they won NAC this year. Good for them, I guess. I hope they attend HSNCT n...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 33812

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I would argue that the enforcement of the "minimum number of players" rule at this tournament is outright unethical. If this was a longstanding rule it would merely be a bad rule that should be changed, but in this case it's basically been sprung on teams and then used to knock somebody out of a tou...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 27608

Re: 2016 nAC

I understand the disdain for NAC, but the lack of pyramidal tournaments in Indiana is a leading cause of us playing NAC, it's a real bummer. Assuming you are the same Harrison I read for at JCPS Pre-Nats this year, the University of Louisville--and now, JCPS as well, it seems--host fall and spring ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue May 17, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

I don't think NAQT is likely to create more sets, but contacting them directly would be more effective than listening to random people offer their hot takes on a message board. In contrast with some of the other people who've offered their views here, I think it's entirely reasonable for teams in Al...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 16, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 24780

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

Given the allusions to the Michigan Fall Tournament of 2013, that seems likely. This tournament happened, and I don't think anyone was up in arms about it. Most people were fine with top level players playing MFT, although... I really liked this tournament, and was really disappointed that several ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri May 13, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)
Replies: 7
Views: 3757

Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

I am likely to attend the non-ICT portions of this event due to proximity, although I will have to make sure my schedule isn't too full that weekend. If I have some time, I may also be willing to organize a social gathering for interested parties.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 09, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 12386

Re: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

1. Gradates. Does the set properly distinguish between all teams? Could, for example, Dickety Doo U and Maryland B (the two weakest teams in a field, let's say) have a meaningful game on it, but also Michigan A and Chicago A? I'm not saying there aren't a few muddy games here and there, but you als...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8102

Re: Buzzers | You

Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel like in high schools, you will get better responses when you ask teams to bring buzzers. One, HS teams at least in my experience are more likely to have a working, functional buzzer, due to the continuity nature of HS programs (if you have a coach, that person is there r...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8102

Re: Buzzers | You

Alright fine, my system is stupid. Just don't keep bitching about this problem without trying to find a solution, is all I'm saying. We have this conversation EVERY year, and nobody ever does anything about it. Surely somebody in quizbowl has the ability to sit down for more than 15 minutes and come...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8102

Re: Buzzers | You

I think there are two problems with how "buzzer discounts" are constructed that allow these problems to persist: One is that we sell teams on the idea that the baseline fee is [x] dollars, and that a total of [y] dollars are subtracted from the normal fee if you bring a buzzer set. Perhaps this is a...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11245

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT

I may be off base, but I think "referendum" usually implies a vote on existing legislation whereas initiative is citizen-organized legislation. That's correct, although I think an argument could be made that this tossup wouldn't have looked any different had it been straight up about California ref...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11245

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT

In 2010 this process was used in an attempt to delay implementation of a global warming law until unemployment dropped below 5.5 percent. In 2015 a lawyer tried to use this process to mandate the execution of "sodomites." This process was used in 1978 to cap property (*) taxes at 1 percent; in 1994...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11245

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT

Ferlinghetti's Axis wrote:I would like to see the tossup on California ballot propositions
Not to nag, but I really want to see this question so I can know whether I would have won my protest.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11245

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DI ICT

I would like to see the tossup on California ballot propositions
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers
Replies: 23
Views: 7756

Re: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers

I'm writing this based on some experiences that I've had when I played ICT 2 years ago, as well as some of the experiences of my teammates this time around. I think the current tiebreaker system could be improved. Because as it stands doing a tiebreaker to determine bracket placing usually involves...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?
Replies: 11
Views: 5101

Re: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?

I dealt with my failed high school quizbowl career by embarking upon a failed college quizbowl career. It was pretty fun! But my fun only goes so far as I'm able to compartmentalize constant failure and see the positives of being involved with quizbowl. I like going places, meeting people, and learn...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate
Replies: 18
Views: 8059

Re: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate

I think it's important to reiterate that, uniquely among cheating assholes, Andy was one of us. We'd planned tournaments with him. We'd gone on road trips with him. Some of us had even gotten drunk and laughed with him. Even when he messed shit up a lot, most of us treated him in "good faith" and t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate
Replies: 18
Views: 8059

Re: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate

I get the impression that the celebration of "Watkinsgate" is less about the cheating revelations than it is about the total Andy Watkins experience. It's not really shocking to say that people hated dealing with Andy for many reasons, because he was a jerk to a lot of people within the community. H...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

Congratulations to Woodford County A for winning the 2016 Kentucky NAQT State Championship! Woodford County defeated DuPont Manual A in the final to complete an undefeated 12-0 victory in today's tournament. Dunbar A finished 3rd. Thanks to all the team for coming and all the people who helped staff...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Let me take a moment to congratulate Dupont Manual A of Louisville for clinching this year's KQBA Goldenrod Cup! With 47 points and only one tournament in the series left, Manual A currently leads its nearest competition by a margin that cannot be overcome this weekend. We will recognize Manual for ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Updated Standings 1. DuPont Manual A (47) 2. Dunbar A (30.5) 3. Woodford County A (27.5) 4. Campbell County A (26.5) 5. Johnson Central A (25) 6. Adair County A (17.5) 7. Dunbar B (17) t8. Gatton Academy A (16) t8. Russell A (16) 10. Daviess County A (15.5) 11. Henderson County A (13.5) 12. Ashland ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

The field is now full. Teams may still join the waitlist and hope that somebody drops between now and Saturday, but there are no guarantees. If registered teams are currently planning to drop, please let me know.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

If anybody can help staff the Kentucky NAQT State Championship, which is March 5 at the University of Louisville, please contact me at nicholas.conder[at]louisville.edu
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

The field is near full. There are 20 teams currently registered and I have heard from a few more. If you want a spot in the field, be sure to register soon.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Updated Standings 1. DuPont Manual A (40) 2. Woodford County A (27.5) 3. Dunbar A (27) 4. Campbell County A (26.5) 5. Johnson Central A (25) 6. Adair County A (17.5) 7. Dunbar B (17) t8. Gatton Academy A (16) t8. Russell A (16) 10. Daviess County A (15.5) 11. Ashland Blazer A (13) 12. DuPont Manual ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

The field is still half full for this tournament. Starting Saturday, schools may register as many teams as they want, so if people are waiting to register C teams and beyond you may do so then. You may register or view the field here: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=7062 I ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 8623

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

I think Tossup 0 reinforces the un-serious jokey attitude towards trash that exists in every tournament except perhaps NAQT tournaments. That of course stems in part from attitudes like Will's, which seek to rigidly enforce a dichotomy between "real academic content" and "pop culture," but it certai...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 18567

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

Very few people know or care that George Zimmerman painted things, as this is (at best) an obscure subplot to what actually made him notable. George Zimmerman post-acquittal is not incredibly relevant, although I suppose some of his activities (like re-tweeting things about the murder, etc.) could b...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

With a month to go until the tournament, the field for NAQT State is already half full! Be sure to get your registrations in soon.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6234

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce the 3rd annual International History Olympiad will be held on June 21-25, 2017 at Olympus Mons University.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Updates: NAQT Southeast SCT at Georgia Tech 2/6/16
Replies: 7
Views: 3126

Re: Updates: NAQT Southeast SCT at Georgia Tech 2/6/16

Kechara wrote:Because of the field size we reached, the format for each division will be a full round robin with up to a 2-game advantaged final.
Because the D1 field is now at 9 teams, I assume this has changed, based on NAQT's suggested formats. Would that be correct?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

You may now register for the Kentucky NAQT State Championship here ! If you have an NAQT account already, just log in and go through the registration process. If you do not have an account, it's a short process to create one. Remember to note how many buzzers and moderators you are bringing, so that...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16

You may now register for this tournament here . If you have an NAQT account already, just log in and go through the registration process. If you do not have an account, it's a short process to create one. Remember to note how many buzzers and moderators you are bringing, so that we can provide corre...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on category boundaries and difficulty
Replies: 11
Views: 4005

Re: Thoughts on category boundaries and difficulty

I pretty much agree with the general thrust of Andrew's point above. However! Considering the large body of academic work on "pop culture" created in the last 20 years (including whole academic conferences, college courses, etc.), it's a little problematic to argue for a clear distinction between "...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on category boundaries and difficulty
Replies: 11
Views: 4005

Re: Thoughts on category boundaries and difficulty

I guess I'll have to shelve that side tournament on the collected paintings of George W. Bush.