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by johntait1
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 14194

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

Yeah fundraising would be a very nice topic to get some information on.
by johntait1
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '14-'15
Replies: 28
Views: 12923

Re: Tennessee '14-'15

Interesting...Problem is most of my teammates played at HSNCT.
by johntait1
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '14-'15
Replies: 28
Views: 12923

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

At the state level, Farragut should romp through the state next year with the 1-2 punch of Kai and Daniel plus whomever else steps up in the 3rd and 4th slots. Ezell will fall off (though I suspect they'll be rebuilding) after a dream season this year (the best season a TN team has had since the ol...
by johntait1
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Here are the results for TN teams at HSNCT: t8: Ezell Harding t53: Farragut, Hume Fogg t77: USN 116: White Statios e 145: Germantown A 166: Germantown B Congratulations to all these teams, especially Ezell-Harding, for doing so well at the national level and representing Tennessee well! Ezell Hardi...
by johntait1
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Here are the results for TN teams at HSNCT: t8: Ezell Harding t53: Farragut, Hume Fogg t77: USN 116: White Statios e 145: Germantown A 166: Germantown B Congratulations to all these teams, especially Ezell-Harding, for doing so well at the national level and representing Tennessee well! Ezell Hardi...
by johntait1
Thu May 29, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 34753

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Opinion is divided on whether Jude the apostle is the same as Jude, brother of Jesus, who is mentioned in Mark 6:3 and Matthew 13:55-57, and is the traditional author of the Epistle of Jude. Some Catholics believe the two Judes are the same person, while a number of Protestants do not. I'd always h...
by johntait1
Wed May 28, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 34753

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

This man is the presumed author of a canonical epistle that quotes the noncanonical Book of Enoch and refers to a fight between Satan and Michael over Moses' body. In the Gospel of John, this disciple asks Christ why he doesn't manifest himself to the whole world at the Last Supper. Along with Bart...
by johntait1
Wed May 28, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 34753

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Ok, so now that I've had a few days to think the set over, here are my thoughts: I felt like the Christianity tossups were really solid, with interesting new answerlines such as David's Mighty Men and Job's friends. They were also very first line gettable which was nice, as lots of past Christianity...
by johntait1
Thu May 15, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Aggressiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Personal Aggressiveness

Personally I usually play it safe and really don't like to guess even if I'm say 80% sure because our team tries to minimize negging when playing competition that is close in ability to us. Instead I try to rely on my studying and buzz in on a clue that I know for sure. I feel like this worked pret...
by johntait1
Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Aggressiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Personal Aggressiveness

Personally I usually play it safe and really don't like to guess even if I'm say 80% sure because our team tries to minimize negging when playing competition that is close in ability to us. Instead I try to rely on my studying and buzz in on a clue that I know for sure. I feel like this worked prett...
by johntait1
Mon May 05, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12204

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

With the disclaimer that I wasn't there: I worry that it will be difficult in the future for the US History Bee, Geography Olympiad, the Bee, and the Bowl to all occupy one three-day time span, and wonder if participants think the US Bee was a valuable use of time/resources or an extraneous use of ...
by johntait1
Thu May 01, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 9988

Re: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread

So, now that I've had a few days to think about the past weekend, here are my thoughts. Part 1: History Bowl and Bee set Since the Bowl and Bee questions felt similar but the US History Bee questions felt a bit different, I'll put them separately. First of all, I want to thank Matt Weiner and every ...
by johntait1
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 5981

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

Ithaca did not play NHBB this year (except for Casey Wetherbee playing solo JV at the Scranton regional, where he lost 6-5 in the Bee final to national Bee finalist Alex Schmidt) because more than one of their key players had conflicts with the dates of every NHBB regional in the area. Next year, I...
by johntait1
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12204

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

Hey, if someone can send me or post the final scores of the Bee finals in both divisions, I can post the final standings. JV Quarterfinals: Well, you read for us so I guess you have this already. By the way, you did a wonderful job, thank you very much! JV Semifinals: Daniel Yan: 5 Tajin Rogers: 2 ...
by johntait1
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 5981

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

so taking the step of inviting the press to national championships can go a long way in increasing quiz bowl's cachet. When I did the liveblogs for HSNCT, I sent press releases and emails to all the media outlets in the Chicago/Atlanta areas that I could find. The only thing I got was a blogpost on...
by johntait1
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

What Case said about NHBB Nationals is correct. I would like to add that Jesse managed to advance to semifinals in US History Bee Semifinals. As for our games, we went 5-0 in prelims with over 1600 pts, 5-0 in upper with over 1700 points. I think the main reason why we did better in afternoon strang...
by johntait1
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12204

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

First of all, I would like to thank all the NHBB people, especially Mr. Madden, for such a wonderful weekend of history competition. It was truly an unforgettable and extremely enjoyable experience. I would also like to thank Matt Weiner and HSAPQ for writing the questions, and for all the staff who...
by johntait1
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

Out of curiosity, did anyone ever post the playoff results from last year's playoffs? If not, its ok, since everyone is probably be preparing for this year's Nationals now. Another thing is that does anyone know where to find the results from last year, now that the new brackets are on the website?...
by johntait1
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

Out of curiosity, did anyone ever post the playoff results from last year's playoffs? If not, its ok, since everyone is probably be preparing for this year's Nationals now. Another thing is that does anyone know where to find the results from last year, now that the new brackets are on the website?...
by johntait1
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

Out of curiosity, did anyone ever post the playoff results from last year's playoffs? If not, its ok, since everyone is probably be preparing for this year's Nationals now. Another thing is that does anyone know where to find the results from last year, now that the new brackets are on the website? ...
by johntait1
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

So, History Bowl Nationals is in less than a week and this year four teams from Tennessee are attending and draws are now posted. Varsity 1. USN-Stats-Last year at Nationals USN was unseeded going in. In prelims they went 4-1 with 1320 points and in the afternoon they went 5-0 with 1300 points and a...
by johntait1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Study American History
Replies: 21
Views: 6671

Re: How to Study American History

Since AMSA is currently ranked number 2 in History Bowl http://www.historybowl.com/nationals-teams/ I believe you guys are already really good at US History and probably know a lot about Lewis Cass and stuff, so I don't really think there's any way to get much better rapidly considering how good you...
by johntait1
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

I discussed this with my son who is going to his 3rd NHBB in 8 days and will have 2 more NHBBs before he graduates. He would not want to give up the Bee for a double elimination Bowl. I asked if he would give up the Geo Olympiad to have more Varsity Bowl rounds on Friday night; Once again, NO! Obvi...
by johntait1
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

While the following questions may not be completely relevant, I couldn't find a better thread to post them, and I couldn't find the answers on the Nationals page. If they are already posted, I apologize. 1. How will the seeding for the playoffs be determined? Will it be like last year, with rank in ...
by johntait1
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5529

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

I would like to see double elimination playoffs as well, although I'm not sure what the feasibility of it would be since History Bowl also has History Bee, meaning a lot more prelim rounds have to be played. Still, it seems sort of strange that a team may be eliminated after a single bad round even ...
by johntait1
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Madden Rankings Updated for NHBB Nationals (3/30)
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Madden Rankings Updated for NHBB Nationals (3/30)

Definitely not just based on PPG since we are tied for the highest PPG listed on the page in JV and we played on A set, yet we're ranked ninth. I assume its adjusted for field strength because we haven't played any really strong history bowl teams in the past year, which is probably why we're ranked...
by johntait1
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Thanks to Anderson County High School for hosting and Rohan Nag for directing the East Tennessee History Bowl. Farragut had a great time!
by johntait1
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Yesterday was the Tennessee History Bowl and Bee State Championships. Thanks to Gallatin High School and Brian Hoover for a well run History Bowl. Congratulations to Ezell Harding and USN for finishing first and second and for an exciting final that Ezell won 290-280. Both teams are extremely good a...
by johntait1
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tournaments for a relatively new team
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Tournaments for a relatively new team

Unfortunately I will not be going to HSNCT since I'm already going to History Bowl Nationals and PACE, and three national tournaments is pretty costly for a player who is honestly not that good. I know that our school does have a team signed up though so there will be people from Farragut going.
by johntait1
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tournaments for a relatively new team
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Tournaments for a relatively new team

Yeah having conflicts is quite annoying, our team also has been shorthanded at times because of chess and stuff like that so maybe try to have a backup for categories covered by those players? Just an idea that I've tried this year after we lost several close games last year because we were short a ...
by johntait1
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tournaments for a relatively new team
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Tournaments for a relatively new team

Well there was a tournament recently at Vanderbilt that was quite close to your school on February 22nd, not sure if you went to that one. If not, I'd reccomend going to the next one at Vanderbilt on April 19th. There's also a few other tournaments in Middle Tennessee each year so there's probably a...
by johntait1
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83157

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

By the way, our B team was missing a player at the Bobcat Challenge on February 15th(compare players at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1766/stats/bobcat_challenge_2014/teamdetail/#t3 and http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1952/stats/prelims/teamdetail/#t9) so if you could not count t...
by johntait1
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 14853

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

I'd personally like to see some tips for History Bowl/History Bee. I remember getting destroyed by Eric Xu last year in Rd 5 of JV History Bee last year(you probably don't remember me at all), so any help on history would be much appreciated!
by johntait1
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83157

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Are the PPB for SCOP Novice tournaments currently included in the rankings? I was curious since our B team included on the rankings that played at Trevor's Trivia http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1952/stats/prelims/teamdetail/#t9 was the same as the team that played SCOP Novice at WKU Fall J...
by johntait1
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE
Replies: 47
Views: 19925

Re: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE

From the stats I kept our A team PPB without BB was 23.73. Not bad, considering that its more than what Oak Ridge got with bouncebacks and we were shorthanded. Not sure what B team got but they were shorthanded pretty badly compared to at Trevor's Trivia.
by johntait1
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

I was under the impression that you can only bring one team to TACA so our JV team would have had to stay home instead of playing a quizbowl tournament. As for Sunday I'm fairly certain we wouldn't be able to attend.
by johntait1
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4000

Re: RESULTS: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial UT-Chattanooga 11/2

Your Genial Quizmaster wrote:
JV Championship:

Farragut C defeated Hume-Fogg C (scoresheet missing at present -- sorry!)
We beat Hume-Fogg C 350-190
by johntait1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Spartanburg, South Carolina, is not a long drive from any part of East Tennessee, and it is convenient to the Nashville area as well. We would love to see as many Volunteer State teams as possible at our Cavalier Challenge on January 18, 2014. West Tennessee teams, we would love to have you as well...
by johntait1
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 61232

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

In addition, our rising sophomores are looking very very fearsome (Yongyu, Daniel) as well as our rising juniors. Cheers! Haha, you mean our rising sophomores look very fearsome at History Bowl.....right? Because our History Bowl team is stacked with Yongyu, Kevin, Ronik, Will and me for JV next ye...