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by colonial
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13119

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

As someone who has had the misfortune to play at CBI tournaments, I can only say, woo-hoo! This news comes as a surprise to me, though -- I had no idea CBI was suffering from financial problems. Can anyone speculate as to what precisely caused CBI to suspend their program? Aaron brings up a good po...
by colonial
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31217

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

At TRASHionals 2008...

Right: Because I Got High (Afroman song)
Wrong: The Game of Life (board game)
by colonial
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: uh-oh!
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: uh-oh!

Information on Chesterfield Academic Bowl can be found here...

http://www.chesterfield.k12.sc.us/acadbowlpage.html

It appears the team's season consists solely of a tournament within the school district.
by colonial
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31217

Re:

this was on some old VHSL set Q: Although he could leg press 2000 pounds..... A: Kim Jong Il (Neg) Real A: Pat Robertson... Another Kim Jong Il bad neg, from a GW practice many moons ago.... Q (from a mid-90s CBI packet): He first took up the sport at age 2, using clubs... (BUZZ) Teammate's Answer:...
by colonial
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Did anyone ever get a refund from ASCN last year?
Replies: 26
Views: 12219

Does anyone have a list of all the teams that were scheduled to compete in the 2006 ASCN? It may not hurt to cold call or e-mail a team or school official and ask if they are owed money from the cancelled tournament. As mentioned previously, several teams do not subscribe to or read this and similar...
by colonial
Tue May 22, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Random Questions and Advice Superthread!
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

XM Advice (Re: Random Questions and Advice Superthread!)

As an XM subscriber since 2004, I would advise holding off on making a purchase for the time being for the following reasons... 1. The possibility of an XM/Sirius merger. While I doubt the merger will be approved for monopolistic reasons, there are too many questions left unanswered on what the pote...
by colonial
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Hotel Announcement!
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

TRASHionals Hotel Announcement!

TRASH (Testing Recall About Strange Happenings) is pleased to announce that the Best Western College Park Inn and Fundome is the official hotel for TRASHionals X, scheduled for the weekend of April 20-22, 2007 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Info on the hotel can be found here... ...
by colonial
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 32422

Re: Worst Question

A few more classics... Actual tossup read at a college packet submission tournament in 1994 (believe it was TIT, but I'm not 100%). TU: For a quick 10 points, what is the minimum age to legally drive a moped in South Carolina? The question, you guessed it, was written by a South Carolina team. (Four...
by colonial
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals X Host Search
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

Re: TRASHionals Host Search

The bidding process has now closed. The TRASH crew is now voting on candidates, and we will announce the winner shortly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

James Dinan
Treasurer, TRASH
jdinan@juno.com
by colonial
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals X Host Search
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

TRASHionals X Host Search

The folks at TRASH (Testing Recall About Strange Happenings) are looking for a good TRASHionals host. TRASHionals X is scheduled for the weekend of April 20-22, 2007. Teams will be announced in early December, and we hope to have a host school announced at the same time to give teams a chance to set...
by colonial
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Reminder
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

TRASH Regionals Reminder

Just a quick reminder that several of the TRASH Regionals tournaments take place this coming weekend. We would like to remind hosts and players that two TRASH Regionals tournaments will be taking place the weekend of November 18th. If you make any comments about the tournaments on message boards and...
by colonial
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

Re: TRASH West Regional

From Mark C. ...

TRASH is happy to announce that the University of California at Irvine
will host the TRASH West Regional on Saturday, November 11. The
contact for the tournament is Marcus Luna (marcusaluna at yahoo dot
com).
by colonial
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

TRASH Lower Midwest Regional at Illinois

From Mark...

TRASH is pleased to announce the the University of Illinois will be
hosting the Lower Midwest regional on Sunday, November 12. The contact
person for the tournament is Mike Sorice (msorice at uiuc dot edu).
by colonial
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

TRASH SW Regional Announcement

From Mark Coen...

TRASH is pleased to announce that the University of Tulsa will host
the TRASH Southwest Regional tournment on Saturday, November 11.

The contact for the event is Angelo Malabanan (angelo-malabanan at utulsa
dot edu).
by colonial
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

TRASH Regionals 2006 -- First Host Schools Announced!

From Mark Coen... We at TRASH are pleased to announce the following sites for our 2006 regional tournaments, coming your way this November 11 unless otherwise indicated. Your regional hosts, with contact info: Northeast: Boston University (Nathan Bragg, qbowl@bu.edu) Southeast: Georgia Perimiter Col...
by colonial
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20068

NYT QB article

So I take it the "Grey Lady" is now 2-for-2 in mediocre quiz bowl articles, following its somewhat-detailed 1999 tome that focused on the likes of Andrew Yaphe, Eric Hilleman and Mike Zarren? IIRC, the 1999 article was riddled with errors as well. I would also be curious to read the response Mr. Bey...
by colonial
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Past "Incidents" at NAC/Chip
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Past "Incidents" at NAC/Chip

Here are a few early examples of allegations against Mr. Beall on the Y! board from late 2000... Nate Meyvis, 2000: I have participated in the National Academic Championship, and heard QU questions on other occasions, for the past three years. I can personally attest to Chip's repeating questions be...
by colonial
Sun May 28, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newspaper article on QB in Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

Newspaper article on QB in Minnesota

The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis looks at high school quizbowl, as well as the popularity of spelling bees, with a closer look at the Minnesota High School Quizbowl Competition. Among those interviewed: Ken Jennings and NAQT's R. Robert Hentzel... http://www.startribune.com/462/story/458476.html James
by colonial
Fri May 19, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 0
Views: 1629

Sad News

I have just received word from Paul Bailey and Bill Schantz that Fred Schlachter, who competed for J is for Genius at both the 2005 TRASH Rocky Mountain Regional and TRASHionals 9 from Outer Space, passed away last weekend. Mr. Schlachter was the top scorer for J is for Genius at TRASHionals 9, aver...
by colonial
Sat May 13, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

TRASH Regionals 2006 - New Regional Coordinator

As I mentioned last week, I'm retiring as TRASH Business Manager. However, I will remain with TRASH as a writer, treasurer and goodwill ambassador. TRASH has opted to get rid of the Business Manager position, instead splitting the roles I did among several people. Among the new roles is Regional Coo...
by colonial
Thu May 11, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 9 Results
Replies: 1
Views: 2179

TRASHionals 9 Individual Stats

Here are the individual stats from TRASHionals 9 from Outer Space... Player TU -5 PPG Craig Barker (MKEA) 69 7 54.58 Brangelina (Splendiferous) 65 7 51.25 Dren Rollins (Opus Dei) 61 8 47.50 Jose Cuervo (Alcoholics) 57 9 43.75 Matt Larson (Shelby) 54 3 43.75 Anthony Bush (GPC) 57 11 42.92 Britderline...
by colonial
Wed May 03, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Calling It a Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Calling It a Day

It is with regret that I am announcing my retirement as TRASH Business Manager, effective in the next few days. It's been a heck of a ride but, with new responsibilities as a husband, as well as my full-time job, I can no longer devote the time I've had in the past to TRASH-related activities. I wil...
by colonial
Mon May 01, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates
Replies: 11
Views: 6634

Announcement: TRASH Regionals 2006/TRASHionals 2007 dates

Apologies for the multiple postings... TRASH is pleased to announce the dates for 2006 Regionals and 2007 TRASHionals! TRASH Regionals 2006 will be held the weekend of November 10-11, 2006 at sites across the United States and Canada. If you are interested hosting a TRASH Regional, e-mail me at jdin...
by colonial
Mon May 01, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 9 Results
Replies: 1
Views: 2179

TRASHionals 9 Results

Congratulations to Tom DeLay Industries (Phil Castagna, Rick Terpstra, Josh Levy and Tim Young) who came back from a game down to beat the Mike Keenan Employment Agency, LLC two games to one to win TRASHionals 9 From Outer Space at the University of Texas-Austin! Team DeLay won the TRASH belt, marti...
by colonial
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 07 in Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 13069

Vanderbilt (Re: ACF NCT in Miami)

Yes, Vanderbilt hosted the ICT in 1998.

James
by colonial
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 26816

Re: It's Academic

Regarding previous posts on *It's Academic* funding for the Washington show. George Washington University has stepped in to provide underwriting support for the program... The announcement was made in February, but I didn't know about it until earlier this week, courtesy of an alumni newspaper. http...
by colonial
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT parking
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Re: ICT parking

http://www.parking.umd.edu/themap/

Click on "Reckford" on the left side of the screen to get a better idea of parking lots close to the building.

Be warned that some lots may be restricted to UMD students, faculty, staff, etc.
by colonial
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 9 From Outer Space
Replies: 0
Views: 1792

TRASHionals 9 From Outer Space

At least two teams competing at TRASHionals 9 from Outer Space are looking for a few good men...or women! Said teams are looking for free agents to fill out their rosters for TRASHionals 9, scheduled for the weekend of April 28-30, 2006 at the University of Texas-Austin. If you're a free agent and l...