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by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

5/6. West Jessamine and PL Dunbar 7/8. Daviess Co. and Woodford Co. "A" 9. Ashland 10. Simon Kenton Were these ties officially (doesn't really matter by which method) broken, or should I read that as tied for 5th, 7th, and 9th? Nick, Sorry about that. Yes those were ties for 5th, and 7th. Ashland w...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

FCPanther wrote:5/6. West Jessamine and PL Dunbar
7/8. Daviess Co. and Woodford Co. "A"
9. Ashland
10. Simon Kenton
Were these ties officially (doesn't really matter by which method) broken, or should I read that as tied for 5th, 7th, and 9th?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 9047

Re: Midseason College Poll

I'd like to point out that Oklahoma, who received no votes in the preseason poll, put up 19.81 PPB at Penn Bowl. They should be on your ballots, folks.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Louisville, KY (3/5/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

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

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to present the 2016 edition of the Kentucky NAQT State Championship, this year hosted on the campus of the University of Louisville on March 5, 2016. I, Nick Conder, will be serving at tournament director for this event, with assistance from other members of...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 15413

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

I reject the assertion that it represents "complete indifference to the concerns of an entire region of the country." To clarify what I mean here: I felt this decision was probably not purposefully antagonistic, but that the decision makers probably did not know or put a lot of thought into potenti...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 15413

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

That's an absolutely stupid policy. Asking people in the South to travel hundreds of miles or play on Skype instead of letting somebody host a mirror can't possibly be based on anything other than complete indifference to the concerns of an entire region of the country.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

The current Goldenrod Cup standings may be viewed here . I went through and counted Kentucky teams that played at Glasgow, Ezell Harding, UofL, the Northern Kentucky League Tournament, UK Fall, Dunbar JV, Class Act, WKU, and Danville. There were 69 teams from 44 Kentucky schools who attended at leas...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Standings 1.DuPont Manual A (33 points) 2. Woodford County A (24 points) 3. Dunbar A (21.5 points) 4. Campbell County A (18.5 points) 5. Adair County A (17.5 points) 6. Dunbar B (17 points) t7. Johnson Central A (16 points) t7. Gatton Academy A (16 points) 9. Daviess County A (12 points) t10...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 9831

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

It is pretty standard for college quizbowl tournaments to include an advantaged final when nobody clears the field by two games. Unless you explicitly said you weren't having one then I think it makes a lot of sense why the people playing the tournament felt you had ended before the tournament was f...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Standings (November 22, 2015) 1. DuPont Manual A (33 points) t2. Gatton Academy A (16 points) t2. Johnson Central A (16 points) t4. Dunbar A (14 points) t4. Woodford County A (14 points) 6. Adair County A (13.5 points) 7. Daviess County A (12 points) t8. Campbell County A (11 points) t8. DuP...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 9831

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Why exactly did you guys not finish the tournament? New Orleans sounds like a fun place to visit, but why should teams who might consider attending tournaments at Tulane in the future do so with the prospect of not getting everything you pay for?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20574

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Louisville didn't play a game with buzzers until Round 5 today. While I understand that sometimes bad things happen, I really think this stemmed from a lack of communication between those running the tournament and the teams attending. Never turn buzzers away, and in this specific case, knowing that...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 39953

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

We've changed the SCT hosting process this year and are reaching out to target particular experienced hosts in designated locations. As such, there is no open host call, but we expect a complete range of sites to be announced in early November. Seeing as how it's mid-to-late November now, is there ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 42763

Re: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky

I talked to Jacob last night, but the Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is going to sponsor a Team Kentucky for 2016 NASAT. Considering the location this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but we hope to see lots of great all-star teams from across the country this year, just like at every NASAT held in...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: David Riley, Rest in Peace
Replies: 9
Views: 6268

Re: David Riley, Rest in Peace

While I don't think I ever met him, David was always willing to give some advice to Kentuckians who were trying to make the quizbowl scene in his home state better, and several times posted with advice in the Kentucky threads on these boards. He once suggested that we should look into starting a coa...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Goldenrod Cup Standings 1. DuPont Manual A (23 points) 2. Johnson Central A (16 points) 3. Woodford County A (14 points) t4. Campbell County A (11 points) t4. DuPont Manual B (11 points) 6. Dunbar A (9 points) t7. Dunbar B (8 points) t7. Daviess County A (8 points) 9. Russell A (6 points) t1...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

The current Goldenrod Cup standings may be viewed here . The next tournament affiliated with the Goldenrod Cup is the University of Kentucky Fall Championship, being held in Lexington on November 1. That tournament is the 3rd in what is right now a series of 10 scheduled tournaments that will be sco...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Standings (As of October 22, 2015) 1. DuPont Manual A (13 points) 2. Campbell County A (11 points) t3. Daviess County A (8 point) t3. Johnson Central A (8 points) t3. Woodford County A (8 points) 6. Russell A (6 points) t7. Danville A (5.5 points) t7. Simon Kenton A (5.5 points) 9. Dunbar B ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20574

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Louisville is playing at this site. I think somebody sent an email a few days ago about that.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge 10-17-15
Replies: 6
Views: 2674

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge 10-17-15

Since nobody else has posted results yet:

1. Manual A
2. Campbell County A
3. Woodford County A
4. Daviess County A

Ram has full stats that should be up soon. Thanks to everybody who came to play or staff yesterday, it was a lot of fun hosting the event!
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice at the University of Chicago (10/10/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 3145

Re: VCU Novice at the University of Chicago (10/10/15)

jasonzhou wrote: UChicago (10)
I see the quizbowl player cloning labs in Hyde Park are running at full capacity this fall.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Current Standings (As of September 30, 2015)

1. Johnson Central A (8 points)
2. Russell A (6 points)
3. Dunbar B (5 points)
4. DuPont Manual A (3 points)
5. Campbell County A (2 points)
6. Daviess County A (1 point)
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

You can basically go play anywhere you would like. When I was at WKU we once drove 9 hours to Virginia for a tournament basically because we wanted to go to DC on our Fall Break. Obviously for your club's budget and sustained involvement, staying closer to home has some benefits. I know that Penn Bo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)
Replies: 24
Views: 7978

Re: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)

Regardless of whether TACA is worth fighting to improve or whatever, I would at least like to chime in with some more info here. Let me preface this by saying that whatever faults Rohan has, he is definitely not to blame for the mess at Vanderbilt, because it started well before he entered college. ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)
Replies: 24
Views: 7978

Re: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)

Vanderbilt finished 22nd at ICT last year, so it's not like they're not relevant anymore. To suggest otherwise is as silly as calling a tournament SPOOKY and putting their non-quizbowl members in charge of running it. Here's the blunt truth: People who don't want to play quizbowl, like the leadershi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

2015-16 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce the second 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 receive 10 ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 16641

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The first post has been updated to reflect that the single-school discount will apply to teams from a single college OR teams from a single high school.
Do you have a list of sites (and if possible, what dates those sites are hosting on) yet?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

Just a quick note that the KQBA Goldenrod Cup will be awarded once again this year, and the first tournament of the sequence will be tomorrow's tournament at Glasgow. We'll have a full schedule and announcement up soon.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 18602

Re: Preseason Poll

Louisville is under the impression that our A team will at least consist of Kurtis Droge, Ramapriya Rangaraju, and myself. In the fall our 4th is still undecided (perhaps Megan Seldon? I'm not sure to be honest,) but is likely to be Nick Hammond pending his return to school in the spring.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 43115

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Gatton A only has Zach Wesley returning.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: some numbers about Chicago Open
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: some numbers about Chicago Open

grapesmoker wrote:North Dakota Partisan League (0)
Was this actually a tossup on the Nonpartisan League?
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 39953

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

I'm not sure how successful "Scheduling reform" has been, but I'm guessing that having a full half of the season's regular difficulty schedule confined to a four-week period in the winter, is the kind of unfortunate scheduling quirk that most people in the community were hoping to avoid.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "This Things I Believe"
Replies: 44
Views: 14410

Re: "This Things I Believe"

I'm making a separate point to note that volunteering is a real thing that people do for shit all the time, including quizbowl. If you don't feel that volunteering to help quizbowl exist is a good use of your time, then go find some better group of people to help. If you think that volunteering in g...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "This Things I Believe"
Replies: 44
Views: 14410

Re: "This Things I Believe"

These are the very strangest of quizbowl hills to die on. Yeah I was really hoping for some more serious demands when I started reading this thread. "Offer nice books and trophies, resolve protests, have bounceback bonuses and pay your moderators" is a really mild rebuke to the structure of the gam...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

Glasgow High School would like to invite you to the Scottie Invitational to be held on August 29th. The format is traditional quiz bowl with 20 tossups with powers and three-part bonuses that will bounce back. The fee is $70 per team. An early field includes: Russell Ind. HS 3 teams Johnson Central...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl on social media
Replies: 21
Views: 7333

Re: Quizbowl on social media

I've always been a big fan of social media presence for college teams, and I think this can extend to other organizations as well. At the very least I've found a Facebook group to be a very beneficial organizing tool, and my experience with Facebook pages and Twitter accounts really likes the potent...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 13501

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

Don't mean to derail the conversation here, but since it's a fact that most people are inclined towards heterosexual preferences, it's generally pretty reasonable to assume that somebody is heterosexual unless they either say so or there are other general cues to the contrary. This on its baseline ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 13501

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

This will probably be my last post in this thread. I want to say that my main concern is about quizbowl becoming politicized. I feel like this discussion has weirdly gone in a way that could make it seem like I just don't want to hear about gay people in quizbowl. I won't claim to be a fiercely act...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 13501

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

Look, you're missing my whole point about micropolitics. Personally, whether someone was gay or straight is not something I think about when I play quizbowl, because quite frankly, I don't care unless it is relevant to their work in a particular way. I don't want questions to preach to me about app...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 13501

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

I think the reasonable middle ground here is to only note the author's sexuality in questions where it's important, but also to not automatically assume it's unimportant. I don't know much about Henry James, perhaps being gay was unimportant to his writing, but there are plenty of cases where an aut...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 13501

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

I know the focus of this discussion is on literature and art, but I'll point out that history questions have a lot of room for LGBTQ topics, and I (and plenty of others) have explored these topics in past question writing. As we move forward, I think several of the current events topics of the last ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 16331

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

I have a few observations to make about this topic: 1) Quizbowl is perhaps the most civil and well-behaved internet community that I've ever been a part of. We have specific issues to work on when it comes to how we treat each other (and I will address some of them in this post), but I want to start...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 2 of 6]: How Much Quizbowl Does a Man Need?
Replies: 24
Views: 11104

Re: Resetting [pt. 2 of 6]: How Much Quizbowl Does a Man Nee

I wouldn't propose any sort of punishment for events that take place outside of this system. I think the carrot of having centralized, authoritative records of performance during the "regular season" is reward enough that all actors--host teams, playing teams, and writers--would largely fall into l...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

Would anyone be up for posting their pre-season Kentucky predictions? Woodford County is going to be really, really good next year. From what I can tell, Luke was a junior and on top of that they have plenty of other able players coming back. Manual is going to be really good again next year, but t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 39953

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

Has there been any progress on exactly when tournaments are happening this fall? I know Novice is set for September and Penn Bowl for 10/24 (and I'm guessing 10/17 in some cases), but I don't think I've seen dates officially set for ACF Fall, the NAQT-style open tournament, or any other potential to...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Re: Kentucky 2015-16

Fleming County has already claimed a date for next year, but all other tournament hosts have yet to decide on a date. If you're planning to host a tournament, once you select a date you should post here or email me if you want it added to the calendar. I may catch it from the tournament announcement...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 14646

Kentucky 2015-16

Here's a schedule for the upcoming season. I'll update it and make improvements to it periodically. August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29: Glasgow Scottie Invitational , Glasgow September 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 October 3 October 10: Fleming County Middle School Tournament , Flemin...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 27, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5728

Re: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

On the answerline space issue: there were problems with some of the answerlines, but the set wasn't completely devoid of alternate answers. There were principles that I know NHBB to hold that were somewhat inconsistently applied in the case of alternate answers. The set was not perfect, nor was it a...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu May 14, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: In need of good moderators
Replies: 3
Views: 2462

Re: In need of good moderators

The National History Bee and Bowl's Middle School Division is still looking for the last handful of moderators for our 2015 National Finals event in Louisville, Kentucky next weekend (Memorial Day weekend). If you have experience moderating, and would be able/interested in volunteering your time on...