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by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right answers that are counted wrong...
Replies: 24
Views: 11610

126-9-10 Contesting-A team coach must contest or appeal a decision of the quizmaster or judges and note the reason for his/her protest at the time he/she believes there has been an error. If questions are raised about the correctness of an answer and there is easy agreement of players, coaches and/...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 8591

November actually wasn't that bad, as long as you avoid the Princeton tournament. But spring should be fine depending on when you do it; seems like the quizbowl season gets mighty busy in VA up until NAQT states in mid-April. Thanks for letting us know though. Oh and GSACdirector (that'd be Angela) ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Saturday results
Replies: 7
Views: 4495

hey what was that there deal with TJ A missing a player? will he be around for day two?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

Oh well, maybe we will at least have a fighting chance against them next year. Heck, you mean they'll at least have a fighting chance against us , right? haha (btw that's not arrogance, just good ol' dragon pride :wink: i'm sure they'd say the same about us) Oh and Dr Barnes, I found out Matt Weine...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

As I recall, TJA beat the "LAWN powers" something like 14 times earlier in the year. Not to take away from the victory, but going 14-1 against a team usually indicates who is the better team. I never disputed that, all I was saying was that upsets happen. I'll tell you though, most of those matches...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

Romero wrote:Matt Morrison: What IS the purpose of bouncebacks in your vaulted opinion.
Matt Morrison wrote:Instead, the purpose of the bouncebacks is to determine who those superior and inferior teams are, and who has the greater depth of knowledge.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

The aim of quizbowl is in fact to reward the team with depth of knowledge and better tossup speed. Romero ^Not necessarily one in the same. You talk about "the inferior team" and the "superior team" being further apart, well what about those that you can't quite tell apart? heck our b team even bea...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

Adding to what bjb87 said (and a major contributor to the effect mentioned), the lack of bouncebacks means a team with the depth of knowledge and the speed to dominate the tossups will win. In other formats, where you might lose the tossup but at least get some points, the effect isn't as great. Th...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

It's like racing (or any other sport), margin of victory doesnt matter, just getting the victory. If lakeside came that close, well, let's just say, if TJ wins every match by 600 but loses the final by 5 it's all for naught. And who knows? State College lost by only 60 to them once this year, and i...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 8591

hey what happened with va tech? are they still going to host a tournament next year? last november's was canceled of course....
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

hey evan congratulations on the neg award! though andy kravis might have gotten it if he had played every game. hey is the wil with one l graduating or will he be a senior next year? i wonder if parallel dimensions and stuff would open up if there was a match b/t tj a with wil (say if someone couldn...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 8881

you know something, i wonder if they actually knew from the start this would conflict with national tournaments, but they wanted it that way to help out the weak teams that don't go to tournaments. if they did that's kind of cheap, i mean it's only for seeding, which doesn't make a big difference an...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

gonzaga Gonzaga loses Kettler for next year. He is one of the single best players in the country...they wont be a very strong force next year without him. for real? i thought michael kettler was a junior, my bad. as for what noah mink was saying, i realize TJ would still win, that's not my complain...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 32340

I'm following up with Dan's remarks: Please note on the PACE record books that TJ-A was the first team to break 600 ppg in prelim matches and 500 ppg in playoff matches last year. That was already a very impressive statistical performance. I don't have last year's NAQT data on-hand either, but they...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

...But yea I heard somewhere that, aside from practice, TJ has quizbowl as an elective course you can take for 1 year... No idea where you heard that. When I was there ('00-'04) we only practiced during activity periods and after school like most teams do. We don't recruit outside of school or anyt...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

How large an area we talking here (like the entire state)? Also, do they "recruit" students based on qb skills? Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recruits students from a population of about two million people from Northern Virginia in what is probobaly the most educated metro...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

Has TJ played in any college tournaments this year? I know last year their team played at one and came in second, going 10-2 (i believe) with both losses to Maryland. Perhaps TJ should just play in the ICT next year instead. Oh, and I would really appreciate it if no one talked about the questions ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 43851

One correction to note: Hardee Senior is from Florida. I think the hurricanes probably did us in, but I am not sure why some other teams didn't attend. We have had a good showing from Florida in the past, and we have told people about Valencia being a host site for 2 years. I suppose it is just bet...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 43851

:shock: NOOO!!!! The sky is falling! I saw the update for the field, and that's the final talley right? 30 teams?! That means *gasp* not all brackets are 8 teams! (not to mention it's a small field size, probably b/c of NAQT's titanic girth) Dr. Chuck, you should try to get a couple of local teams (...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 22361

Poquoson is a Group AA school. It has been at every VHSL state championship tournament save one (02-03, IIRC.) This year they lost to Spotswood and Blacksburg at states. They were defeated by Powhatan at regionals as well. Ahh, thanks for clearing that up for me. Aren't they division A in sports th...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 22361

First of all, I am not a military man even though my name may say otherwise, secondly, I don't think that one organization would have to be favored, instead each state would individually be allowed to choose a format that they prefer or something like that. Ahh i guess you're one a those tin star g...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 31, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 22361

To add to DB's comments... it's interesting for me to note that a lot of the states in which there is very little to no quiz bowl activity are hotbeds for Academic Decathlon. Arizona has a very active AD organization, as does most of the West Coast and Rockies area. In these states (Texas included)...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon May 30, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 22361

on the note of nac - naqt comparison (if there is any), the best way to compare is to play 'em in some sort of competition in the middle, for instance, vhsl. and when i look here on the list, i see poquoson is 4-1. (i used to have a house there btw). in vhsl, they're a division A team (usually lowes...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed May 25, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

^^ well sir, best of luck to you! it is always good to have at least one overseas school at a national tournament. the prestige factor is a worthy one indeed. hopefully someday we might see you/Abu Dhabi at pace as well...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 24, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7176

you could ask matt weiner for the set he was going to use at Freeman's HALO tournament (which was of course canceled). any idea yet what the fees will be? also, since its a summer exhibition type of tournament, will coalition teams be allowed? (hah i just wanted to say that word coalition, rolls off...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 24, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

Eric could correct me if things have changed, but exams (I think) prevent them from going to PACE this year. Hopefully next year they'll be there. heck, sat ii's are on june 4th but our a team is still going to naqt, even though it consists of 3 juniors and one sophomore. and our exams are the week...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon May 23, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 77225

Re: predictions

Maggie Walker Governor's School- They are a returning PACE NSC champion. Despite losing their entire A team, they are easily an elite team. Thomas Jefferson A- This is my wildcard team: despite the overwhelming odds against them qualifying for the NAQT HSNCT, they still managed to do it. If they ca...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun May 22, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 43851

Starting the playoffs Saturday evening is simply not going to happen. Aside from the logistical considerations, would you prefer to be in a classroom answering questions (after having done the same for 6+ hours), or enjoying a warm evening of fun at Universal Studios? I know which one I would choos...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri May 20, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 43851

gov might bring one buzzer but only if we can fit it in a carry on, and if security doesnt think its some complex wiring system for a shoe bomb :wink: , but we probably wont. also this system is actually owned by one of our players and not the club itself so yea.... anyway, today at practice a dilem...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue May 10, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Individual Tournament?
Replies: 10
Views: 4133

DaGeneral wrote: Besides, 40-50 tossup matches would take about 45-60 minutes per match.
umm, no. not if there are no bonuses. sounds like it should only be a half hour per round, which is about normal anyway.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Gov doing a spring tournament?
Replies: 13
Views: 5716

well perhaps the 21st, although that's a bit late. in fact, if this qualifies for pace i hope the teams that do qualify (besides every1 who's already done so like mlw and tj etc) can still get their whole registration paperwork in on time. isn't the deadline actually may 1st or so? anyway aside from...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Gov doing a spring tournament?
Replies: 13
Views: 5716

may 7th is bad because that's an SAT (both I and II) testing day. also, the gds tournament is tentatively scheduled for may 14th but they may or may not move it back a week. oh and btw i hope next year we end up hosting an naqt spring tournament (which we originally tried to do this yr), but we'll j...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bring the national poll back to life?
Replies: 17
Views: 8728

you know a big despute people would have over the national rankings would be whether or not to include b teams. a team that would normally be 23rd might get mad at being knocked off by b teams, but on the other hand tj b is probably around 12th in the country so you cant really overlook them. i mean...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: gonzaga tournament?
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

The questions were difficult, which was cool for TJ, but not so cool for almost everyone else. Someone whose game I read for answered "Ulick Sack" to a question about a Russian author (I think it was Turgenev) because he was so frustrated. There were also some absurdly low scores, like 60-50. That ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a modest proposal...for playoff formats
Replies: 5
Views: 3204

The first format is roughly feasible, only with the stipulation that undefeated or highly ranked teams don't play the first round. Otherwise the structure goes to hell. yea i forgot to mention, most of the teams would receive a 1st round bye. and the long-round format is actually a pretty good idea...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: gonzaga tournament?
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

gonzaga tournament?

pardon me if you think this is a bit extraneous, as it is so far off from now, but does anyone know much about gonzaga's tournament? i heard it was oct. 16th this past yr, and i assume it is house-written as i cant find anything about it on naqt's website, but it seems like a good tournament to go t...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a modest proposal...for playoff formats
Replies: 5
Views: 3204

a modest proposal...for playoff formats

ok, i know everybody has an opinion about certain playoff formats, but here's two new ideas i thought about: 1. this is sort of derived from uva's 25 team format, but i just think it would be fair if you took the top 16, and then any teams with the same record as the 16th ranked team would also get ...