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by Jangar
Thu May 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Vulching
Replies: 14
Views: 4773

Re: Vulching

You should also tune the strategy to the rule set you are playing. More specifically: if the format you are using has timed rounds, that will impact your strategy. Although I've never played in a format or scenario in which doing so would be relevant, I've heard of players performing "clock-killing...
by Jangar
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 14
Views: 4667

Re: How to build "stamina"

What would be a good thing to bring for lunch that's high in protein and fiber? I'm not that skilled in preparation nor nutrition. This can be a little hard to work around for lunch since many meals rely on carbs as a base (such as sandwiches), but I've seen instances of players bringing thermoses ...
by Jangar
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 14
Views: 4667

Re: How to build "stamina"

On the note of lunch in terms of energy, the content of lunch can also be quite important. Many players (myself included) find that ingesting a lot of carbohydrates or sugars, or large quantities of food in general, can lead to sleepiness and fatigue in the afternoon. I know of some teams who will c...
by Jangar
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: University of Kentucky Spring Championship 3/23/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship 3/23/19

When will statistics be posted?
by Jangar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Help training a math player for quiz bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

Re: Help training a math player for quiz bowl

This is an extremely late response, and with the state competition coming up this weekend this may not do your team very much good at all this year, but it may be useful for future reference. Also, as a quick disclaimer, I am not the "math person" on my team, so this is all coming from a once-remove...
by Jangar
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

Will any stats from the KIQBC be posted online?
by Jangar
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mythology
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

Re: Mythology

If you're going straight to primary source material (as I'm assuming you are, based on the Prose Edda and Metamorphoses), there are plenty of resources available for all of the mythologies you mentioned. It's worth noting that the Poetic Edda, a counterpart to the Prose Edda, also contains many nota...
by Jangar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 3097

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

I currently am borrowing a copy of Benet's Encyclopedia, and I'll usually look for particular works/authors that I've heard of in practice or matches that I don't know too much about. This helps particularly with more obscure stuff, so you have just enough background that if a work or author comes u...
by Jangar
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 15482

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

Kentucky : C+ (no change) Quick Recall and the whole Governor's Cup are state institutions; they are not going to go away and do help foster academic teams at most high schools in KY, even in some of the most rural areas. The big question is whether or not Quick Recall can be reformed along pyramid...
by Jangar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Growing Young Players
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: Growing Young Players

Our team also holds two practices separated by difficulty. However, if we notice players in the lower room clearly dominating their peers, we'll have them move to the upper room; although they might not quite properly be at that high of a level yet, they're still more likely to learn more by being i...
by Jangar
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 4231

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

I'd definitely agree that nailing down a solid specialty in one of the four major subjects (history, literature, science, or arts) could help both your team and PPG. Geography is probably the most similar to history, in my opinion, but depending on how good your history specialist (and how angry he ...
by Jangar
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 4589

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

NAQT is also such a prolific question set-producer at the high school level that it's not uncommon for some teams to adjust their play style and studying habits specifically to play better on NAQT-style questions and tournaments. Such teams are (or were) referred to as NAQTeams, which is apparently ...
by Jangar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mixing Up Teams
Replies: 2
Views: 3099

Re: Mixing Up Teams

There are definitely benefits and hindrances to both formats, but I'd say keeping teams together is better for the team as a whole. Primarily, since this is near the beginning of the season, keeping teams together similarly to how they will be at actual tournaments will help with team cohesion. A te...
by Jangar
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 15
Views: 5799

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

The 2018 Dunbar Bulldog Tournament for middle school and JV is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd. The cost is $70 per team and we are planning on using an NAQT A set for the JV division and an NAQT MS set for the middle school division. We will also have house-written worksheets at half-time of e...
by Jangar
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Bulldog - Lexington, KY - 11/3/18
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Dunbar Bulldog - Lexington, KY - 11/3/18

The Dunbar Academic Team will be hosting a tournament for middle school (grades 6-8) and high school JV (grades 9-10) teams on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, the team meeting for the tournament will begin at 8:55 AM, and tournament play will begin at 9:15 AM. (Due ...