2014 HSNCT conversion stats

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2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:59 pm

These are ready for discussion.

Overall: 84.4% of tossups answered correctly, 20.2% powered

(2013: 85.1% correct, 23.8% powered

2012: 84.1% correct, 25.7% powered

2011: 82.3% correct, 20.6% powered

2010: 78.5% correct, 15.7% powered

2009: 73.3% correct, 14.9% powered)

(We were trying to make powers a bit stingier this year, and apparently succeeded.)

Least-converted tossups (min. 70 rooms played):

Tripitaka
Coriolanus
chromatic number
Chapultepec
mantle plumes
--30% conversion--
Robert Peary
Satyricon
--35% conversion--
Nikos Kazantzakis
Richard Lovelace
Arthur Compton
Myron
Linear B
powers of 2
--40% conversion--
(the last three listed were at exactly 40% conversion, 34 rooms out of 85 Saturday prelims)

Nothing here was as difficult as Tammuz was last year.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by t-bar » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:24 pm

The Charlotte Amalie tossup was in the playoffs, so presumably fewer than 70 rooms heard it, but since it was discussed somewhat extensively, do you have the conversion rate for it?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:30 pm

0/6/6 in 25 rooms.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Santa Claus » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:22 pm

Could I get the conversion stats on the tossup on accretion disks?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Excelsior (smack) » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:24 pm

I wasn't going to ask, but seeing as the Tripitaka is the least-converted tossup on that list, what were the exact conversion figures for that tossup?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:01 am

accretion disks: 1/35/22 in 85 rooms

Tripitaka: 0/21/24 in 85 rooms
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Corry » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:19 am

Could I see the conversion stats for the Gupta Empire, Carbonari, Measure for Measure, XYZ Affair, Italy, and Khyber Pass? Also, what were the specific stats for Chapultepec, mantle plumes, and Satyricon?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:24 am

Guptas: 7/20/16 in 42 rooms
Carbonari: 4/31/32 in 85 rooms
Measure for Measure: 4/12/11 in 34 rooms
XYZ Affair: 48/37/0 in 85 rooms
Italy: 14/12/1 in 26 rooms
Khyber: 0/16/3 in 16 rooms
Chapultepec: 3/20/22 in 85 rooms
mantle plumes: 0/24/49 in 85 rooms
Satyricon: 1/28/6 in 85 rooms
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Sniper, No Sniping! » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:29 am

Can you post stats and question text for U of Texas, memorizing the Q'uran, Thomas Hardy, and Egypt? Thanks.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:59 am

Texas: 21/46/17 in 68 rooms
memorizing the Qur'an: 13/62/21 in 85 rooms
Hardy: 39/40/13 in 85 rooms
Egypt: 28/52/3 in 85 rooms

(text is in the general discussion thread)
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by bobodoll » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:49 am

could I see the conversion stats for George R.R. Martin, Myron, Gravity (the film), gay marriage and ocarina?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Bensonfan23 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:10 pm

Could I see the conversion stats on continental drift, emulsions, Central African Republic, and "Bones" (the tv show character) please? Thanks.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:24 pm

Could I see conversion for Pantagruel and Bavaria? Thanks
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Cheynem » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:26 pm

Is there any easy way to just post the entire conversion data in a spreadsheet or PDF form?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:10 pm

G. R. R. Martin: 10/15/4 in 26 rooms
Myron: 1/33/16 in 85 rooms
Gravity: 5/5/1 in 10 rooms
same-sex marriage: 1/82/31 in 85 rooms
ocarina: 0/3/0 in 3 rooms
continental drift: 0/9/7 in 10 rooms
emulsions: 7/15/12 in 25 rooms
CAR: 4/12/7 in 16 rooms
Bones: 13/66/3 in 85 rooms
Pantagruel: 0/26/18 in 26 rooms
Bavaria: 8/68/34 in 85 rooms
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by hanuman123 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:31 pm

May I see the conversion stats for Thurmond and Clovis please?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:43 pm

Thurmond: 17/52/13 in 83 rooms
Clovis: 3/30/30 in 64 rooms
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 pm

Stats for "Dark Horse" please?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:02 pm

40/42/8 in 85 rooms.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by smithp5 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:19 am

Could we see conversion stats by category? Thank you for running this thread...this is always very interesting and useful information.
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:46 pm

Conversions on "Rene Magritte," and "John Coltrane," and "Absinthe" please?
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Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Shangdevin wrote:Conversions on "Rene Magritte," and "John Coltrane," and "Absinthe" please?
Magritte: 42/27/6 in 85 rooms
Coltrane: 5/47/15 in 84 rooms
absinthe: 5/72/9 in 84 rooms
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:43 pm

smithp5 wrote:Could we see conversion stats by category? Thank you for running this thread...this is always very interesting and useful information.
Subject: % correct/% powered

current events: 94.7/19.3
fine arts: 77.8/24.4
geography: 92.9/17.3
general knowledge: 92.4/17.9
history: 84.1/19.9
literature: 75.9/23.6
miscellaneous: 94.4/21.8
popular culture: 91.7/26.2
philosophy: 83.5/17.1
science: 83.3/17.4
sports: 90.8/15.1
social science: 84.5/17.8
theology: 97.3/5.2
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Post by The Polebarn Hotel » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:33 am

Could I see the conversion on The Red and the Black?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:07 am

16/28/8 in 46 rooms.
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