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by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 16505

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

Varun. This is a regular season tournament, not HSNCT...... Very productive comment from noted quiz bowl expert Abhinav Kurada. Anyways, people paid money, took out an entire Saturday, and traveled out to RM from various places to attend. This situation changes the winner of the tournament, so I th...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 16505

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

The mod forgot to account for the fact that Maggie Walker should have received a neg for that tossup now that their answer was deemed incorrect giving us the win by 5 points. According to my scorekeeping, the final score before the protest was decided was 340 to 315. After our protest, your team lo...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 16709

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I'll join in on this thread. I will be going to Duke University next fall, and I would be happy to keep playing quiz bowl. If anyone here could share the contact information for any of Duke's current members, I would definitely appreciate it. Ed Paranjpe from Bellarmine is probably going to Duke an...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8541

Re: The Role of a Moderator

Charter does not condone their actions in any way. No one in authority at charter (few B team and lower players were attendimg independently) even knew these two players were attending. Hopefully someone from RM sees this, as I would like to apologize on the behalf of those two players. This behavio...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/14)
Replies: 26
Views: 12296

Re: Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/

Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there. Thanks, this has been fixed. Same error in the combined fi...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific requests and discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2569

Re: Question-specific requests and discussion

The Yam-Eating I thought was very misleading and thank god I did not buzz on it. It's typically best to avoid phrasing that is overused in tossups for a different thing as the first clue and then have a ton of people neg it. Also, the Chinese performing arts bonus was something I found stupid and a...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific requests and discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2569

Re: Question-specific requests and discussion

samus149 wrote: - I know nothing about sports, but calling a football team's strategy an "iron curtain" just lends itself to a buzz for the Steelers
I'm not sure where that clue was placed since I got the question on the 2nd clue, but thats the whole point of the nickname. :lol:
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/14)
Replies: 26
Views: 12296

Re: Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/

Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there. Yea, the final score was 570 to 100. I have down 420 bonus...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you love quizbowl?
Replies: 15
Views: 3894

Re: Why do you love quizbowl?

I love quizbowl because I like to learn stuff and then beat teams :). quizbowl is somewhat egotistical in the way that you learn things and then get rewarded for learning them, which prompts you to learn even more things. :lol: The structure of the competition is also highly appealing. Attending a t...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Accidental Buzzes
Replies: 17
Views: 3937

Re: Accidental Buzzes

I think PACE has a rule about it being nullified in the first five words of the question.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24251

Re: Staying Alert

I usually see if some parent can get me samosas with hari mirch ki chutney during the playoffs. 5 hour energy is also good for being fast on the buzzer. I usually have chai tea for morning rounds, so that I don't fall asleep. I know Rohan Kodialam from High Tech eats fresh baked cookies during final...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 37092

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

The amazing depth of our region probably foreshadows a very high finish for NJ at NASAT this year, assuming it will feature some combination of HT people, Jack, Esther, Shravan, etc.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 80224

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

I guess I'll humor my friends at Wilmington Charter and say that they would probably be in the top tier if they competed more in DC-area quiz bowl than NJ/PA/NY-area quiz bowl, with so much talent that their A and B teams are forces to be reckoned with. We would have liked to do more DC stuff, but ...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 14839

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Maybe discussing how to study in general or more specific topics such as improving bonus conversion could be beneficial to the community.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale VII (04/19/2014; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: VCU Season Finale VII (04/19/2014; New Kent, VA)

Wilmington Charter is interested in bringing two teams.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school preview for 2013-2014?
Replies: 33
Views: 5691

Re: High school preview for 2013-2014?

I'd be can join and would be able to comment on East Coast teams.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Clues in Pyramidal Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Early Clues in Pyramidal Questions

In addition to what has already been said, it helps to put oneself into the mindset of those who are writing the questions. Think about where the writers may be getting their lead-in clues from, whether it be from the college canon, online articles, books, etc. and then go study those types of sourc...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schools that have Quiz Bowl as an elective credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Schools that have Quiz Bowl as an elective credit?

To be honest, this always kind of bothered me. School should be used to educate students, not help in them in an academic competition, that yes, can potentially educate them. Just imagine how outraged you'd be if football players got to have a "study hall" in the weight room for the 1st semester. I...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
Replies: 46
Views: 10372

Re: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA

19th sounds good, saves congestion later in the year. Also, it hopefully won't affect the field too much, since the teams are already registered for it and would probably only drop if its impossible to go or a similar circumstance
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83085

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

It appears you didn't include stats from Haverford's BISB mirror.

Thanks for the update though.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 5466

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the question on Election of 1800? Thanks
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 5466

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Also, if its not too much, may I see the Charlemagne tossup? Thanks
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5351

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I believe there was a bonus question about Machiavelli that talked about lions and foxes, but the purpose of the two was switched. The question said that the lion must recognize traps and the fox must fight off wolves. It's the other way around. Also, was there a reason that palm trees were not acc...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 5466

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on Ruhollah Khomeini, shoes, Wounded Knee, and Napoleon? Thanks
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Academic WorldQuest
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: Academic WorldQuest

I don't think that structure can vary for the different local competitions, and having played the local stage in DC, I can unequivocally say that it is nothing like standard quiz bowl. In my experience, the structure was ten rounds of ten multiple choice questions fitting into ten pre-announced (be...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 80224

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

It does seem as if IS-130 was a good bit easier than 128 (I was reading). Stats seem to confirm this, as teams who played both seem to get a 2-3 PPB point boost.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 45
Views: 17814

Re: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130

Actually, Jeff figured it out for me. Deep Green had its "exhibition team" box checked. I now have almost all matches . What is missing is the information from room 305A in the crossover phase. (Perhaps the scorekeeper forgot to hit save?) Does anyone have information on these matches? If no one ha...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)
Replies: 30
Views: 11299

Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Pushkin's Beard wrote:I don't know how committed you are to using IS-128 (or if NAQT lets you change) but I know a lot of teams, mine included, would love to go to this tournament if it were on a set we are allowed to play.
Same situation with Charter.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.

Do Westerns such as High Noon count? that was in NSC as well
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 45
Views: 17814

Re: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130

sid96 wrote:
Jcarlson wrote:It will follow standard NAQT format and rules.
Does that mean timed rounds and math comp?
No
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 29222

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

So I assume "Suba Nation B" is on the waitlist then? I sent you an email about adding a second team pretty much immediately after you updated the field to 34 teams, so I am kind of surprised we did not get in.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 37092

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

I am completely in awe that High Tech was able to get 26 ppb in playoffs. That is pretty amazing, and I think that shows that they can live up to their preseason ranking. With us, I felt that we kept up with HTHS in prelims (we were terrible on current events, didn't get a single power and only last...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21547

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The stats seem to be mostly correct, however I think some moderator(s) downgraded a 15 to a 10 whenever we negged, instead of a counting a neg. I also think the stats for me and one of my teammates's was switched. As for PPB differences, I think I might have counted a playoff match as a prelim or so...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21547

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Prelims: Our captain Jaimie, who was not at MITFAT, had around 90 ppg and 24 powers. I had around 50 ppg and 14 powers. Our science player Naman had around 40 ppg and 13 powers. Our 4th player Mabel had around 5 ppg. These numbers are rounded because I calculated them at lunch during the tournament,...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21547

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

For whatever reason, most of the stats on NAQT's website have not been filled in to this point, even those from a month ago. Also, do teams have powers per game game stats (sorry, I should have asked this earlier lol). Charter A had 50 powers and 11 negs over the 5 prelim matches. I am not sure abou...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21547

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Since there is some doubt over if Princeton will be able to post accurate stats any time soon, I went ahead and calculated Wilmington Charter A's PPB from the stats I kept. We had 23.3 for Prelims, 22.14 in playoffs, and 22.5 overall. The Prelim number should be pretty exact, but my playoff stats we...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT XIII - Kellenberg Mem HS, NY - Nov. 16, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 18
Views: 8903

Re: LIFT XIII - Kellenberg Mem HS, NY - Nov. 16, 2013 - IS-130

If the field is not expanded, teams should consider going to Wilmington Charter's tournament played on IS-130 at our campus in Wilmington, DE. link: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14856 It's at most a 2 hour drive to most teams in NJ, and Kellenberg itself is going. Also, we are al...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
Replies: 46
Views: 10372

Re: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI, December 14, 2013

Put us down for 4 teams, two buzzers, and a moderator, for now.

Thanks
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB at Haverford PA 11/16/13 (HS)
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: BISB at Haverford PA 11/16/13 (HS)

Wilmington Charter will most likely bring 4 teams.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 37092

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

It is too soon to draw any hard and firm conclusions from MIT's Fall Academic Tournament, other than the obvious---Jack Mehr of SJHS and Joe Levano of Kellenberg are two of the most gifted players in our region and in the entire country. Further, the results at MIT suggest that in addition to SJHS ...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power-marking
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Power-marking

Ok, so what is the reasoning for not power marking NASAT? (Edit: I am not suggesting that a set lacking power markings constitutes bad quiz bowl. I will continue to attend such tournaments and encourage others to do so as well. I am stating my preference and asking why there is a lack on consistency...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power-marking
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Power-marking

I was wondering why all house-written question sets are not power marked. Since HSNCT and NSC are both power-marked, I don't understand why some house-written sets do not power mark their questions. It makes sense that since there is a consensus on what makes up a "good" quizbowl set (pyramidal, 20/...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get to the next level?
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: How to get to the next level?

Hey, For studying I would also recommend looking into the packets the Mr. Hoppes has posted above. For other methods, other people may be able to better advise you than I. These types of posts can been seen in the "New Highschool Teams" subforum. In regards to tournaments, Wilmington Charter is host...
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 21, 2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 6634

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 21, 2013)

Wilmington Charter will be being a team.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 4672

Re: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

Wilmington Charter is expressing interest in bringing a team.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 29222

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

Players from Wilmington Charter would like to register a team.
by Schmidt Sting Pain Index
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz Bowl Alliances
Replies: 10
Views: 9813

Re: Quiz Bowl Alliances

Some of my teammates and I are currently working on this kind of thing in order to expand the circuit in Delaware for the tournaments we host. We will try to probably do some high school outreach, but we are gonna mostly focus on middle school. I will post the link once we polish the site a bit more...