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by karsten7814
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 6502

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

Posting from China,grammar will be bad。 Some thoughts: Avinash Iyer is an amazing history player and generalist: rank him in history and sophomore. Steven is a top sci player/generalist, Michael is the best music player in the US, Darren is a top lit player, Cole is amazing at history, and DON'T for...
by karsten7814
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 5211

Re: MSNCT predictions

As far as Arin possibly flaming out on a bad packet, just remember last year's champ played solo, though he was an 8th grader Indeed, but he was an 8th grader playing a MS set, as opposed to a 6th grader playing an IS set. Arin is a lovely kid and an amazing player, but there's a solid chance that ...
by karsten7814
Mon May 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 5211

Re: MSNCT predictions

I think Arin is an amazing player, but a team based on one player's performance can go downhill swiftly in the case of even one bad packet. I think Hunter A, who has several incredible players (specialists?), has a better chance of winning on an IS set, as 2/4 of their A team was on the team that wo...
by karsten7814
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

GFA is not going to HSNCT or PACE :( . We are, however, headed to SSNCT soon. In terms of personal news, I will be heading for Phillips Academy in Andover, MA next year, where I will be playing.
by karsten7814
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 5762

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

Also, I'm just wondering how you only had 5 negs despite having 44 powers on a hard set. If you had double (!) the powers of the individual that won the tournament, wouldn't you be playing more aggressively? A 9/6/0 round on a set like RMBAT seems strange considering that if you were aggressive enou...
by karsten7814
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

In fact, they have not played a single NY team all year. I'm confused by your reasoning here. They're much more a part of the MA circuit then they are a part of ours. They should not be ranked on this poll. They played against both Troy and Ithaca at MIT Fall. You're right that they are more part o...
by karsten7814
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 4110

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

Such teams are (or were) referred to as NAQTeams, which is apparently generally used as a derogatory term with the implication being that such teams cannot succeed on different sets. For example, I've seen Hunter be accused of being an NAQTeam on multiple occasions, although this is probably largel...
by karsten7814
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Barrington HS, being in Rhode Island, is also outside the region of the poll. However, they exclusively play tournaments in the NY region. As such, I decided to make an exception for them. My decision in this matter is final. Wait, what? Barrington has played two tournaments and registered for two ...
by karsten7814
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Will the raw data be posted for public perusal?
by karsten7814
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Why not release names? If you're being honest in your assessment of the teams, there's nothing to worry about. I'd be interested in seeing what other people's thoughts are.
by karsten7814
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Probably in a long while (I'd suggest late December/early January, when the first wave of tournaments has largely ended and the second wave beginning in late January has yet to start) I think that we've pretty much arrived at that point, as December seems very quiet in terms of Northeast tournament...
by karsten7814
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

This sort of makes me wonder: what are you and your teammates eating/drinking for lunch? Generally we've had pizza... Maybe we just need to change our lunch choice? Also: if you are playing well before the break, chances are decent that you are facing relatively stronger opponents after the break t...
by karsten7814
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I think if anything, Columbia Fall preliminaries showed how strong Hunter A in the coming years will be. Rachel Yang is a really good lit player who puts up some really clutch buzzes, Pedro Orduz and Cerulean Ozarow (who wasn't at Columbia but is always really good) are incredible history players wh...
by karsten7814
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I agree with you that High Tech was incredible, though to be honest I believe that the top 10 teams in the circuit are as follows: 1. Hunter A and Ithaca A (tie) It really depends on the set here. If it's NAQT, all four of Hunter's A team seems ready to go in for the kill over any northeast team. Ho...
by karsten7814
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

After Columbia Fall, I have the following to say: Having played the top bracket, there were several top national contenders there. High Tech A was excellent, with really nice buzzes. Deepak went on a run with around 3 firstlines in a row. Ithaca was a juggernaut, and I don't think I've seen a more t...
by karsten7814
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Indeed. Hunter looks poised to maintain their dominance over the Northeast. I didn't get a chance to see most of upper bracket :sad: but High Tech B was really good and Wilmington Charter was very strong. Millburn, who I played in upper consolation, was also playing super well.
by karsten7814
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 6307

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I had no idea that Ilium was you. Clearly I made a mistake. Thanks for pointing that out.
by karsten7814
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 6307

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I think the top 5 teams right now in New England including NY are the following: 1. Hunter From what I've seen from his forum posts, Daniel's talent is only eclipsed by his humility in saying that several teams will surpass his team. Let's face it. Hunter is and has been the best high school team in...
by karsten7814
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 6307

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

From what I saw today at FAcT, the northeast has some strong teams. Daniel from Barrington was stellar when he played us, and Darien B looks as good if not better than their counterpart. Although they seemed tired when we played them, Darien A remains a local power. Christy and Nick from Boston Lati...
by karsten7814
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Expa
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Re: Expa

Jumping back to the content of the post, as a former middle school lit player, I think you may be underestimating the amount of lit questions there are in a game. The NAQT MS lit distribution contains roughly 3.9 llt per packet. If you stick with humanities and do all of the lit distribution as well...
by karsten7814
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18475

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

From a CT perspective, the teams worth ranking are Darien, Greens Farms, Hotchkiss (all of which are ranked) but Wilton, who has two great players in the Koutsoukos brothers, is missing. On the topic of B teams, Hunter has more than four strong history players from what I've seen, so High Tech B and...
by karsten7814
Wed May 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59598

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I feel really uncomfortable right now because I just realized that Matt Bruce read a round to us at MSNCT. With what I know now, I wouldn't have wanted my female teammates in that room. I'm shocked that NAQT wasn't able to protect me and my teammates from something that has no place in Quiz Bowl and...
by karsten7814
Sun May 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 17
Views: 11862

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!

I would like to echo Robert's post. Shiva Oswal played incredibly well and it was a great match between us. He undoubtedly deserved that win, as anyone who watched the final match can attest. I was proud of our outcome, although there is undoubtedly a bit of the feeling of "I should have buzzed..I s...
by karsten7814
Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

Thank you Cerulean for the morning stats. I was just wondering where prelim stats were, so my apologies if this came off as angry. Anyway, this was otherwise a great tournament and thanks to Mrs. Bowen for making it happen.
by karsten7814
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

It's been a month. I'm wondering why the stats are still half-done. Where are the individual preliminary statistics/PPBs? I'm really hoping these will be posted soon, as I want to analyze some of my stats/my PPB.
by karsten7814
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

In my opinion, powers per game is so viable because it shifts. If you're playing a close game, but proceed to power 8 times, it reflects on both you and your opponent's skill. Teams that consistently power (GFA, BASIS, Midtown) are likely to do better at MSNCT because they are probably going to powe...
by karsten7814
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

These are the ranked PPG/PPB/Powers PG from my rankings. In this, BASIS Silicon Valley is first, we're second, Midtown Classical is third, and Longfellow and Norfolk Academic Guild and Longfellow are tied for fourth.
by karsten7814
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVII @ Yale (2/10/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 5803

Re: BHSAT XXVII @ Yale (2/10/18)

Can a private forum be made to discuss the set?
by karsten7814
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

I have a system of my own for rankings that's purely on the NAQT MS sets. I look at the 12 teams I have so far and rank therm from 12(best) - 1(worst) on 3 things, which are 1. Powers (in 9 Games, so if they played 7, I divide their powers by 7 and multiply the Powers per Game (which should really b...
by karsten7814
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

When do you estimate the tournament will end?

EDIT: Nevermind, I read the post more thoroughly
by karsten7814
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing Well at MSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Doing Well at MSNCT

Hi everyone! I'm Karsten Rynearson, captain of GFA MS, and I'm wondering about how to improve my team/myself in the months before MSNCT. We're a small program (4 players) that generally puts up 24-25 PPB. To give you some stats, here's our most recent (and only) tournament playing as a team: https:/...