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by barnacles
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attitudes towards quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6148

Re: Attitudes towards quizbowl

Alright, I'll bite. Let me say that I agree with most everything that Jerry said in his post, but I think there's an aspect of truth in what Taylor was saying, which has been talked about in COTKU thread, but I'd rather not contribute to that abortion of a thread. First, I think the most important t...
by barnacles
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5473

Re: CBI Regionals!

barnacles wrote: I initally decided not to post anything to avoid what would inevitably be either an outright dismissal of my opinion or some longwinded debate that I don't particularly care enough to worry about.
Forums poster barnacles is deeply affected by the disapproval of forums poster Matt Weiner.
by barnacles
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5473

Re: CBI Regionals!

I'm sure there's plenty of improprieties committed by CBI, I've heard of several myself. I'm sure you could make similar arguments against doing immoral things like shopping at Walmart, eating at McDonalds, paying taxes to the US government, doing drugs, downloading thousands of dollars worth of ill...
by barnacles
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33621

Yea, UTC had planned on sending a team, but had some things pop up. It's really my fault for not coordinating my dates properly. I have played at the past few regionals and enjoyed them and was sorry not to be able to go this year.
by barnacles
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 16238

and some of the players from schools at the bottom of the brackets shouldn't have placed at all when you factor in the fact that any player from from the top ranked teams could probable take them by his/her self. I can only assume this was directed my way. I am glad to be the standard-bearer for me...
by barnacles
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 16238

I just wanted to thanks Chuck and Shorter for hosting a good tournament and the editors for putting together another good ACF Fall. It continues to be perhaps my favorite tournament of the year. It was good to see such a large and diverse field, too. I wish we had gotten to play everyone who was the...
by barnacles
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Admiral Ackbar CC/Uni. (NAQT/PARFAIT III) (12/08/07)@ UA
Replies: 17
Views: 6684

UTC should be able to field a team for the PARFAIT mirror.
by barnacles
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Vanderbilt mirror of EFT2 - October 6
Replies: 21
Views: 8431

Thanks to Vandy for hosting the tournament. It was well-run and my team and I had a good time. It was a solid question set, mostly of about the difficulty I expected. I appreciated the level of competition, also, which was about as level as you can get in a field of this size. Hope to see everyone a...
by barnacles
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Berry College SE Early Bird (Sep 29, 2007)
Replies: 15
Views: 6362

Although UTC was not able to attend since it was on the same day as our high school tournament, I hope we get to see some of these other teams around the circuit this year (I'm looking at you, Wofford and Furman, let's see if we can get some more SoCon participation).
by barnacles
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yellow Mellow
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Interestingly, UT-Chattanooga is pretty wrapped up in Coke money as well (that sounds wrong). The Lupton family, who opened the first Coke-bottling plant in Chattanooga, contributes a lot of money and, subsequently, the library is named after them.
by barnacles
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Dennis Haskins Open (3/3/07) @ UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 5
Views: 4061

Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central A for coming out on top of a very competitive, and very large, field this Saturday. I believe it was the largest field UTC has had at any tournament (42 teams if I'm not mistaken) and I hope all the teams enjoyed the experience. I was personally very impre...
by barnacles
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10892

That's the guy from Last King of Scotland, which leads me to believe that Forest Whitaker will be in the movie, most likely playing the part of Ahmad Ragab.
by barnacles
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where have all the bids gone
Replies: 16
Views: 7005

There are very few programs big enough and with enough resources to effectively host a large SCT. I think there needs to be more measures in place to get more experienced moderators from around a region to come, perhaps more sizable discounts or something else. Of course, if/when we get this automat...
by barnacles
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals SE (2/17/07) at Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Replies: 11
Views: 6187

Very brief results: Vanderbilt cleared the field. USF took second with Kentucky taking a close third. We originally had a triple-round robin scheduled, but after two round robins the order of things was pretty obvious so we played another round and went on our way. Seth of Kentucky was top scorer, f...
by barnacles
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals SE at UTC 2/10/07
Replies: 25
Views: 10548

Where did this Aaron character come from? I was very surprised to see that Vandy didn't finish second, so I imagine he must have put up quite a performance. I was pretty impressed by the DII field (I can't speak to DI, I didn't moderate there). I hope at least the top four teams end up making it to ...
by barnacles
Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5466

To be fair, we had a pretty late start waiting to see if any more teams would show up, then deciding just what we were going to do with an 11-player field. USF graciously broke up their three-man squad, with Ahmad playing solo, allowing us to have an even amount of teams and no bye rounds. We got th...
by barnacles
Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT commentary
Replies: 52
Views: 26140

Seriously, Juice Newton?
by barnacles
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4815

Yea, the tournament went well and it was good to see a new team (on this circuit, anyway), Georgia, there. I too wonder why some more teams (notably, in my mind, Berry and UTK) didn't show up, but it was run well nonetheless.
by barnacles
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moc Masters 2006 at UTC (8/20)
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Congratulations to Seth for writing such a good set. It was very well-written and had a good difficulty level, and was very enjoyable (my alarm clock aside). I look forward to future tournaments under his editorship. I'm sure Charlie will be around soon to post the full stats, and I'm sure Matt Wein...
by barnacles
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Muck Masters (8/19/06) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 18
Views: 7384

I'm not sure how you calculated those numbers, but it would also be worth noting that the numbers you used were probably skewed because the high school team there only showed up for half of the day, leaving the rest of their games as forfeits and, I'm sure, skewing the numbers a bit (you can see the...
by barnacles
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal trashy distribution?
Replies: 32
Views: 14273

How is the game? I am looking forward to it a lot, as Star Fox 64 was one of my favorite N64 games. It's actually really good, I think. I was a little concerned that a flight sim wouldn't work very well on a touch-screen, but it's very intuitive and fun. It isn't exactly like Starfox on the N64, as...
by barnacles
Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal trashy distribution?
Replies: 32
Views: 14273

While gaming may be quite popular, is it really all that ripe for good quality tossups? Aside from the big franchises, people's tastes vary so widely that I'm not so sure you can fill more than one tossup per round with a solid question. Even where answers might be quite knowable, the surrounding m...
by barnacles
Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal trashy distribution?
Replies: 32
Views: 14273

As someone who generally enjoys trash but isn't necessarily very good at it, I too find myself usually a bit lost when I go to standard trash and TRASH tournaments (Who is this television actor everyone else has heard of? etc). I think my favorite trash tournament was John Kilby's RC Cola this year ...
by barnacles
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: July 15 to 24: Recruiting team members
Replies: 45
Views: 39487

I've played a fairly good (but small) Morehouse team at UTC tournaments (they were quite friendly guys and quite well-received)... Though I wonder what became of them? Perhaps they were faced with the same problems other circuit teams generally ran into as far as recruitment/retention was concerned...
by barnacles
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moc Masters 2006 at UTC (8/20)
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Moc Masters 2006 at UTC (8/20)

As president of UTC's quizbowl team I am posting this on Charlie's behalf. The UTC Academic Trivia Association will host its 4th annual Moon Pie Classic on Sunday, August 20th, 2006, on the UT-Chattanooga campus. It will be a packet submission tournament, with editing responsibilities to be handled ...
by barnacles
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13685

I went to the Southeastern last year, and I didn't think it was a bad tournament. To the best of my recollection the tossups were not one-liners and I think most were basically pyramidal though there were a lot of speed checks. I remember asking Mr. Carpenter where the questions came from, and he as...
by barnacles
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Trash Tournament at UTC (4/23/06)
Replies: 5
Views: 3868

I'd like to congratulate Kilby on what I thought was a very good set. I think he met his express purpose, making a tournament with questions that were much more accessible to college-age teams. While I didn't necessarily benefit that much (which my paltry stats show), I enjoyed being able to at leas...
by barnacles
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Commodore Classic - March 25
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

It looks like UTC will be sending one team.
by barnacles
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible delayed mirror of William Wirt at Vanderbilt
Replies: 7
Views: 4065

It'd also be nice to see a team or two from UT. It might also be a good idea to talk to some of the Alabama CC teams.
by barnacles
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible delayed mirror of William Wirt at Vanderbilt
Replies: 7
Views: 4065

I imagine, preliminarily, that UTC would be up for another tournament. Unless we're too busy sucking money from the circuit.
by barnacles
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions for 2006?
Replies: 21
Views: 10836

I've got a feeling UTC will probably make the most money at ICT.
by barnacles
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 50446

As current president of UTC's quizbowl team, I'd like to announce that I put a down payment on a new BMW now that I found out I'm due so much money from Sword Bowl. Thanks for making everything abundantly clear for me. I consider myself a pretty prototypical Southern quizbowl player, so perhaps I wi...
by barnacles
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8645

I agree with you, the mistakes UF made were pretty egregious. I was just saying that, in my own limited personal experience, the tournament went pretty well. I can see, however, that many other people had complaints with it, and rightfully so, but the things they are up in arms about didn't really a...
by barnacles
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8645

I must say that I, for the most part, enjoyed the tournament, playing in Div II and reaching the playoffs for the two extra rounds. I will also begin by saying that the tournament ran smoothly and efficiently and that the Florida folks did a good job during the tournament. I will agree, however, tha...
by barnacles
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 23058

You could complain, or you could adjust...meaning you might need to wait longer.....you might need to jump quicker. The problem is, when you throw these questions in every so often, there is no strategy except waiting, which hurts you in straightforward questions. Consider a question that started o...
by barnacles
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 23058

The issue is they would have no way to tell which was being asked about. Right, I know, and I am somewhat off the main topic here, I was just responding to leapfrog314's assertion that "on occasion it is perfectly fine (and even good) to write questions knowing that most people would buzz in with a...
by barnacles
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 23058

Ahh, I wasn't being specific enough, I was considering the original question and assuming that anyone who knows enough about George Gershwin to be able to recall particular songs (other than his major works) should know that he had a brother named Ira who wrote the lyrics for his songs, and that may...
by barnacles
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 23058

Well, the player is punished with a neg for not knowing optative rather than knowing the other terms. Let me begin by restating that I don't think this was a bad or unfair question. The only thing I'm debating is whether or not it is a good idea to mislead players in an attempt to bait them to anot...
by barnacles
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hosed or not hosed...
Replies: 51
Views: 23058

I disagree with this -- I think that on occasion it is perfectly fine (and even good) to write questions knowing that most people would buzz in with a particular incorrect answer. I don't think it's ever a good idea to try and mislead players. Perhaps that's just my philosophy, but as a player and ...