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by mcalmvp
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41340

Re: Southern California 08-09

(she only drives us within a 60-mile radius of Whitman). pfft 60 mile radius. That might get Torrey Pines to Irvine. Maybe. Anyway, the issue with tournaments in the next couple of months is that all the spring breaks are staggered, so it's impossible to find a good date for any more local tourname...
by mcalmvp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10744

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

Speaking of the Caltrain, which stop is the one for the San Francisco Airport? Well technically Millbrae, where you hop on the next BART train to San Bruno and then transfer to the BART line that will get you to SFO (it seems complicated, but it isn't really). Or of course you *could* walk almost a...
by mcalmvp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10744

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

I'm not sure a Stanford/Berkeley ICT is in fact a great idea; it is my impression that the Los Angeles ICT in 2003 generated substantial complaint from midwestern and east coast teams. Well I wasnt on the circuit in 2003, but perhaps it was due to the fact that you had to drive in LA, regardless of...
by mcalmvp
Fri May 02, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Congrats, btw, to RB for the NCAL sweep. [It was also great to see the Inland division absolutely dominate the Varsity playoffs] Sorry to Torrey Pines though for losing to eventual runner up Westview
by mcalmvp
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

I still can't get over losing to Tustin (first time I've seen them attend an NAQT) on trash in a tied game. Things happen, however unfortunate. BTW, nice to see you here Auroni. Where are you going to next year? (btw good luck at NCAL playoffs...though personally I'm rooting for MC, for obvious rea...
by mcalmvp
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

seeing that we're discussing AL, I'm curious how well having Freshman, JV, and Varsity divisions work with regard to developing younger players. While I acknowledge the rather small field sizes at pyramidal tournaments (relative to the rest of the country) makes divisions somewhat unpractical, how ...
by mcalmvp
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

We certainly felt that you were the team to beat that year. It seemed like we were destined to lose until Coach Madsen pulled your starters with ~4 minutes left, at which point we answered something like 6 tossups in a row to give us an opportunity to win (after which he reinstated the starters, bu...
by mcalmvp
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Warbourne wrote: and does that really even make a difference? Potentially. The 1 and 2 seeds play the wildcard seeds (3rd place divisional teams), whereas the 3 seed has to play a 2nd place divisional team. Then again, wildcard teams have been known to do some damage (in 2005, Fallbrook and San Die...
by mcalmvp
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

lol...I have only have the vaguest idea who Mrs. Lutgen is. I believe Mr. Lutgen is the RB AL coach? anyway, as a current Arcadia student, I don't feel particularly qualified to answer questions about Westview, but I do hope we'll see them around (and hopefully mt. carmel with your help?) at one of...
by mcalmvp
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

What I'm most curious to see next year is RB, esp. with 3 strong seniors gone. Now RB generally produces some great teams (although even this year's amazing one couldn't defeat San Mon), but I don't know how good next year's A team will compare to this year's A team. BTW, ntan...with Ms. Lutgen now ...
by mcalmvp
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16175

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

What on earth do you practice on, trash tournaments? Balance of academic and TRASH. Even if you didn't practice TRASH though, most likely someone's answer here would be a trash question in an academic/all-around set (and ya, there are some pretty trashy NAQT questions). No one is gonna say that ans...
by mcalmvp
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16175

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

Well there's several food network bonuses during practice that I 30'd or 20'd....heh

(and that's not to mention the figure skating bonus I 30'd once)
by mcalmvp
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

As to my honest assessment for Fallbrook in NAQT: Fallbrook will be facing an uphill battle to defeat the best SoCal NAQT teams of the present time (San Mon., Torrey, RB, Arcadia). Now in terms of NCAL (as I am currently looking up the website), Fallbrook is definitely doing pretty well in NCAL's No...
by mcalmvp
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Re: Southern California 2007-08

First, to respond to Dwight: The questions are edited (and edited every week). The current events aren't written by moderators, but written by a designated person in charge of current events (which aren't from Time ). The questions are subsequently edited. I don't think I'm allowed to say anymore, b...
by mcalmvp
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14105

Matt Weiner wrote:Well, some people do like trash. I am still unclear on who wants all this geography, though.
I want the geography....but...anyways, the TRASH distro, esp. on sports, sucked.
by mcalmvp
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23205

haha..my reply was supposed to say "I think so" (in response to my other 2 questions that got editted out for 2 whale's vagina questions). So ya..I agree with ya. But I suppose the editor saw fit to ax McDonald's and Scott Peterson (which are also pretty damn trashy)...oh well. Thank God we never ha...
by mcalmvp
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23205

Other minor issues Packet on California: Most of the answer choices and tossups were good. However, the one on Governor of California seems like a lame answer choice, especially considering the theme of the packet is Cali/SD. If it isn't the mayor of SD or like Governor/Senator/Rep. from Cali, then...
by mcalmvp
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23205

We did as much as we could editing the Harry Potter packet. But, as you said, it's nigh impossible to come up with lead-ins that eight people (most of whom have read the book multiple times) would fail to immediately recognize. A single possible exception was the tossup on Oliver Wood, whose lead-i...
by mcalmvp
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23205

TTGT 11 Discussion

I assume all mirrors are done? If not..I'll sit idly and wait for them to be done. Though I do want to say that I seriously loved the Harry Potter packets. Unfortunately, it also wasn't hard enough for the "experts" (you know..the Pottermaniacs..like myself). I mean at least on the west coast..all t...
by mcalmvp
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT "discussion"
Replies: 34
Views: 13183

Dwight and Yaphe pretty much hit it on the head. Whoever is mirroring PARFAIT (I think it's Alabama?) would probably do better if they mirrored something else or make the tourney in house, unless the PARFAIT packets are heavily editted to take out the factual inaccuracies of certain packets, distrib...
by mcalmvp
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

with, samo not attending, and half our regular team a missing, and la jolla/torrey not as strong as they usually are,i actually will not be too surprised if rb qualifies 3 for nationals (assuming a 23-24 team field) good luck rb, hope you guys will do well :grin: I'm sorry to hear that arcadia is n...
by mcalmvp
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: fee structure for WC regional at UCLA with UCI staff
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

For attendees (if you read this), please write your checks to "College Bowl Club at UCI" Thanks.
by mcalmvp
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

ihavenoidea wrote:Hmmm...Ok

Man LA teams are so lucky, they never need to drive 2 hr + for a tournament...

EDIT: does anyone know who the other dropped team is?
Dana Hills
by mcalmvp
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Yes, Rancho Bernardo should be hosting a tournament in January. It looks like I'll be "directing" it, or in charge of it at any rate. It hasn't been officially announced yet because we're trying to get an OK on the tournament theme. We've contacted the Academic League schools in San Diego, and have...
by mcalmvp
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Ntan, apparently Troy's coming to CBCT? How well do you think they'll do? Mcalmvp, hows the motivating going for mt carmel? not so well..but honestly, I haven't really been trying for the past 3 weeks due to my busy schedule and the fires. Once their coach starts officially organizing practices tho...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fires in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

UCI is quite alright. UCI is on the opposite of Irvine from the places affected by the Santiago Fire. Don't worry...we're definitely doing CBCT. IIRC, isn't the wind supposed to turn for the better Thursday? Yes, though I'm kinda glad the question was asked. When all you hear is that there is a fir...
by mcalmvp
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fires in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

The tally right now (highly conservative mind you), is 283 houses completely destroyed This number will definitely increase. EDIT: 480 houses =( Not to be insensitive, but anyone know if UCI is ok? I hope we still will have CBCT UCI is quite alright. UCI is on the opposite of Irvine from the places...
by mcalmvp
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fires in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

400 houses in Rancho Bernardo burned. :sad:
by mcalmvp
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fires in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

I'd really encourage people from Hart and RB, if they are on the forums, to say they are okay. Anyways for general information..this is a map of burn areas and evacuations areas for NORTHERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. (There are many fires in SoCal as Dwight mentioned..but as I know the North County area of ...
by mcalmvp
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fires in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Fires in SoCal

As you might know..there are more than a dozen fires in Southern California. For Southern California residents...just want to know if you are okay. As for me, my family is part of the voluntary evacuation soon in Northern San Diego. They are okay (traveling to my grandfather's house in Chula Vista)....
by mcalmvp
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

I agree with Dwight's rankings Where is San Dieguito? lol physically? Somewhere in Encinitas I think :razz: ranking? after a few real good years (2003 and 2005-2007) they could be having just an off or "eh" year....or perhaps back to the bygones of NCAL (though I really hope it isn't the latter). A...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

AL = academic league It is basically like NAQT, with tossups and bonuses and such, but the questions usually consist exclusively of give aways, thus it is more of a speed game than a knowledge game. Bonuses are also given all at once, with 20 seconds to work on all of them. No powers...sigh =( A sa...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Oh our AL coach's wife (who used to be our varsity coach) is now coaching AL at westview perhaps i can ask our coach to motivate westview as well. As far as the players are concerned, NAQT and AL run separately. Practices for NAQT are often held at a separate time and most of the time at someone's ...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Wow i didnt realize Mt Carmel posted on this board! hurray for inland division! It would be great if Westview or Mt Carmel started an naqt group. I think NCAL would benefit a lot from that. Perhaps you guys could think about going to UCI or USC? Based on the performance from TWAIN, it appears Santa...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

Generally, I think teams in the area that do well at one academic competition tend to make that their main focus. Outside of Santa Monica, there aren't many teams that are highly competitive at multiple competitions. However, although Academic Decathlon gets all the hype, I think Science Olympiad t...
by mcalmvp
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37686

The last couple years with the rise of San Diego teams (esp. North County teams) has been astounding, in my opinion. It used to be, as I recall, a few San Diego teams that played on the high school NAQT circuit (I think it's partially due to the different format of San Diego county quizbowl question...
by mcalmvp
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN VIII (10/7/07) at UCLA
Replies: 23
Views: 7392

interesting..almost half the teams that played were from San Diego.
by mcalmvp
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 27987

5) History questions--It seemed like every history question is about a ruler, a dynasty, a ruling house, a battle, a war, a general, a treaty, an act of Congress, a court case, a person who ran for presidency in a certain year, a pope, a council, etc. etc. etc.. Aren't there more interesting things...
by mcalmvp
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 27987

As I am pretty much a novice when it comes to ACF/ACF style questions I'll say that I found the tournament overall to be pretty good. The questions were great overall (my craptastic performance due to sitting on things I really shouldn't have as well as having one of the two best players on my mirro...
by mcalmvp
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz commentary
Replies: 21
Views: 12509

Might I note that the UCLA packet at Ghetto Warz was one of the worse packets, if not THE worse packet, in the tournament? Though Claremont's packet was poor (with the giveaway McKinley clue in the middle, as well as the heavy distribution weight to art and literature, while the rest of the packets ...