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by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Geography Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 4619

Geography Questions

WARNING: East Chapel Hill people, please don't look. I'll read these to you all at some practice. I read some geography questions on the Discord a bit ago, and I would appreciate any feedback you all can give. They're supposed to be roughly HS Nats/Easy college level. https://docs.google.com/documen...
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4756

Re: Preseason Discussion

This is incredibly overly optimistic. I don't really cover many categories well at the high school level; just geography and a few bits of other categories. Also, Ewan does a good deal of literature and trash in addition to history. We also just barely got T-49 at HSNCT, and we lose a lot of seniors...
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

I would also like to add a few points of consideration to this conversation as I am one of the rising freshmen from Smith Middle School. I do not know much about the current High School situation but I would like to add a few points. 1. Playing with BMB myself in the past, he is an incredibly talen...
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

Seeing all that has been posted in this thread, I have to say that I agree with almost all of it, and I will add to it with some thoughts of my own. Teams are loosely organized by geographical area in order to highlight the very correct statement that teams in NC are heavily clustered in certain are...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)

Will cross-country links and ocean questions both be in the other section?
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 57011

Re: community question clinic

What do you all think of this question? One people of this area was found to use a bilabial trilled affricate which they hid as it was mocked by neighbouring peoples. A road through this area gives access to the Mapinguari National Park near Lábrea, but also allowed access to forests that were turne...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 8591

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

However, the main argument for this OP was trying to include more Bollywood movies in the trash distribution, as I don't know much about Indian art film in the first place. The other thing that was also on my mind yesterday was the India film tossup at NSC that included Lagaan along with Apu Trilog...
by bkmcavoybickford
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 5973

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

Here are my rankings for the best high school teams in North Carolina: 1. East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill)- I do play for this team. However, there is a strong argument to be made for East. We won Bonfire of the Manatees. We finished the Enloe tournament 5/18, with a 5-4 record, all those ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 6798

Re: How to Buzz Faster

***** In no particular order***** 1: Buzz with your index finger. One of my teammates who was on the 2017 National Ocean Sciences Bowl championship team told me to try this. Unlike [pyramidal] quiz bowl, success in [non-pyramidal] ocean sciences bowl is heavily dependent on buzzer speed (which, in ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 57011

Re: community question clinic

Thank you for all the comments. This has given me a lot of things to consider when writing questions.
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 57011

Re: community question clinic

Would alternating "this status" with "one of these people" be all right?
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 57011

Re: community question clinic

My apologies for reviving this thread, but it seems to have been revived before. These are a few HS tossups that I have no plans to submit to anything, and there doesn't seem to be a separate version of this for high school questions. It’s not an ethnicity, but Grace Marks is the governor’s servant ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mixing Up Teams
Replies: 2
Views: 4427

Re: Mixing Up Teams

The middle school I did quiz bowl at (Smith, in NC) played with unstacked teams for at least 1 tournament of the year, and sometimes more. I thought it worked alright, but then I don't really have a lot to compare it with. Another way the coach at Smith divided teams in tournaments was to make an A ...