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by Djibouti
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!
Replies: 68
Views: 31373

Re: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!

To Doug: Perry Hall is a school that just in the last 4-5 years has worked to become a circuit school. Prior to that we were exclusively It's Academic (and for many students that is what they think of when joining). My last two years we went to as many tournaments as our schedule/budget would allow ...
by Djibouti
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PGA Championship
Replies: 23
Views: 2933

Re: PGA Championship

There was a PGA Championship?
by Djibouti
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11327

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

Personally, whenever I'm able to moderate (not HSNCT or PACE, but in general) I like to read at the fastest pace that I can still enunciate clearly. Playing, I personally preferred a fast reader, as well - you don't get to the end of the question forgetting the entire beginning and I also liked a re...
by Djibouti
Fri May 30, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8293

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

12 Playoff Teams: (02) Thomas Jefferson A - UNDEFEATED (02) MLK Magnet (02) Dorman A - UNDEFEATED (02) Walter Johnson (02) Wilmington Charter A- UNDEFEATED (02) Dorman B (02) Richard Montgomery A - UNDEFEATED (02) Detroit Catholic Central (02) Walt Whitman - UNDEFEATED (02) Rockford Auburn (02) Nort...
by Djibouti
Fri May 23, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Neg Theory
Replies: 25
Views: 22270

Re: Neg Theory

I think that, when the question bounces back and the other team can hear the entire rest of the question , then negs are kind of ridiculous, especially in NAQT format where they also cannot hear the bonus but even in PACE when the other team gets first crack at the bonus. Thus, I much prefer formats...
by Djibouti
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

Re: 500 things...

61. There is only one "disgruntled office seeker."
by Djibouti
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

Re: 500 things...

23. Something mentioned either the day before or in the car-ride to the tournament off-hand is ALWAYS bound to come up. 24. Stock clues. 25. You are most likely to not know something when you are most supposed to know something (or, said another way, pay attention to where your brother goes to grad ...
by Djibouti
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32158

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

That... has an official name now?
Yeah, or at least it was taught so in high school. I've personally heard it as the "Gary Powers Incident" and "U-2 Incident" (more officially the U-2 Incident, I guess, and personally more commonly, and the question did already give "Gary Powers").
by Djibouti
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16151

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

My friend on the team last year had an incredibly short buzz on Desperate Housewives (seems a common point of shame here). To add to it, he declared he loved it and it was one of his favorite shows, further explaining it was because he felt it had great characterization and plot development. (He als...
by Djibouti
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32158

Today's Baltimore It's Academic (one team really): ...(Category: "Run") Hyphenated term for the Vice Presidential nominee. -> "Runner-Up" ...well-known Rudyard Kipling novel about a mongoose? -> Jungle Book ...monetary amount of 6.6 x 10^9? -> "606 million" ...writer of the Star-Spangled Banner? -> ...
by Djibouti
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond (1/5/08) Columbia, MD
Replies: 43
Views: 8945

I would say it was a solid tournament - maybe not quite as organized as year's past, a couple proofreading errors for the moderators, and a couple repeats (5-6 I think?), but on the whole very good questions. I know the TDs and parents put in a lot of time on behalf of this tournament, as it was tru...
by Djibouti
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45676

It does seem there is a STEEP drop after the top 6 teams in the DC Area. Naturally, there are teams like MLK, Dorman, and many others outside the area that are very competitive, but within the area, after 5-6 teams, the field seems not nearly as strong. Take the Centennial tournament - 48 teams, and...
by Djibouti
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 36470

And I'm kind of curious why your moderating depends solely on Perry Hall's attendance. Well, I went to Perry Hall. My brother's on the team. I would like to see the team play. So I will attend the tournament if Perry Hall plays. If I attend and they need moderators, I would like to moderate since I...
by Djibouti
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 36470

When Perry Hall signs up, could you let me know (jkrummel@umd.edu or a Field Update work), since I offered my services above as moderator provided PH goes? I know they are interested based on e-mail chatter, but, for some reason, organization and signing up more than a week before a tournament are n...
by Djibouti
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 36470

If Perry Hall were to go, I would volunteer my services as a reader (since I'm on college winter break), though I would ask to stay with Perry Hall as much as possible if that is possible (naturally, I would like to see the team and my brother play). Perry Hall SHOULD go; whether they do is another ...
by Djibouti
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond (1/5/08) Columbia, MD
Replies: 43
Views: 8945

If I remember, the first round was pyramidal questions at times, lighting round questions at others, always on a theme (I remember sometimes the questions being very short, sometimes being a couple lines, if not a paragraph). The second round consisted of ten additional pyramidal questions. The thir...
by Djibouti
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 10212

Oh, and the breakfast is pretty legit. So is the tournament... kinda. Actually, great tournament for anyone who likes any of the following: really pyramidal questions, challenging questions, good questions. My only knock last year was that many of the sports questions were Redskins questions (which ...
by Djibouti
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 10212

Depending on class requirements at the time, I may be interested in moderating since I'm only a few minutes away. And I'll get Perry Hall to come along. If possible, I would like to see Perry Hall play, so could I perhaps follow Perry Hall for the day as long as you feel it does not present a compet...
by Djibouti
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8773

Is there any case where the school's leading scorer at their only major tournament should not be on at least their "A" team (4 members), if not their school's TV team (3 members)? Apparently there is one. This was the impetus for my original question. NOTE: Given they are not a prick, get along well...
by Djibouti
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: B teams
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

As a sophomore, Perry Hall A (and B) were the doormat at nearly every tournament (less than a win per six matches for the "A" team). I, motivated by my competitive nature and annoyance with losing, chose to study devotedly, believing I had to do my part in order for the team to improve (although the...
by Djibouti
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8773

I certainly think practice is very important for a team. There are more opportunities to see players perform in practice, and they serve as a chance for players to demonstrate improvement between tournaments. However, what I don't get is how practice can be more important than performing when it cou...
by Djibouti
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8773

Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?

When choosing your tournament teams, and how students align on the teams, or your "TV" team, supposing you have an area format, on what should you place more emphasis: performance in practice, performance in tournaments, or some other factor(s)? The reason I ask: one team I know is deciding their to...
by Djibouti
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12136

I predict thus: Berenson: Gov, New Trier, Gonzaga Crisler: State College, East Lansing, Stuyvesant Schembechler: Dorman, TJA, DCC Yost: MLK, Eden Prairie, TJB in that particular order. I'm hoping I'm wrong, though. I'm looking forward to see a lot of upsets. I'll boldy predict Gonzaga beats Maggie ...
by Djibouti
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12136

I personally think that the Berenson division is a lot stronger than the Yost Division. There are absolutely no B teams at all in this division(obviously some schools have beastly B teams like TJ but still) and having to upset Maggie Walker A, New Trier, and Gonzaga is an extremely daunting task fo...
by Djibouti
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12136

Yeah, you're right. Still, a bracket with TJ, Dorman, and DCC and two 21T teams is very strong. I stand by what I said earlier, but the Yost division, with four teams that tied for 13th at NAQT, will be very strong as well. Not that I'd expect anything else from a National Scholastic Championship.
by Djibouti
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12136

Personally, while the Yost Bracket should be the most interesting bracket (four NAQT 13T teams), I see the Schembechler division as the hardest (TJ A - 3, Dorman - 4, DCC A - 8T, State College B - 21T, Brindlee Mountain B - 21T). It will certainly be interesting to see who emerges atop the Yost brac...
by Djibouti
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45676

Thanks. Seriously, during my Sophomore year, our team averaged less than a win per six tournament matches we played (for the unknowing, that's absolutely pathetic and I hated it). This was our first year at tournaments, but we didn't seem to want to win and neither our Coach nor Captain seemed to ca...
by Djibouti
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45676

Next year, as had been posted a many of times, TJ, Whitman, and RM should be dominant, and I see a clear gap between them and everyone else. I don't see Baltimore as much of a factor next year (sadly), though for all the Baltimore-bashing that occurs, Baltimore teams did post many strong victories a...
by Djibouti
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC (yes, I said 2008)
Replies: 29
Views: 10348

May 31-June 1 would conflict with Perry Hall's graduation, although who knows whether we qualify next year (losing three Senior leaders... but who knows, if we get our "top recruits" and work hard, we should be okay with Nithin and friends at the helm). NOTE: We're kind of new to the toss-up/bonus s...
by Djibouti
Mon May 14, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 It's Academic TV Show
Replies: 33
Views: 17911

Perry Hall seemingly "dominated" four rounds against Dulaney and Catonsville (Dulaney was even cursing in frustration after the Picture Round), but still only held a 40 point lead. Unfortunately, we collapsed in the final grab bag round and Dulaney was perfect. If I had to guess, Dulaney, having the...
by Djibouti
Wed May 09, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7721

In middle school, we competed as a "Quizbowl Team," which became "It's Academic Team" when we came to high school, as Perry Hall ONLY competed on the TV show. In the past two years, we have changed officially to an "Academic Team" to encompass the fact that we also now compete at tournaments. Even s...
by Djibouti
Mon May 07, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 25975

Perry Hall (Maryland; automatic) WILL be in attendance. Mr. Chuck, I'll be sending an e-mail, but could you please send an official invoice to jgeibel@bcps.org? Mr. Geibel is our coach, and we need an official invoice in order to collect on the PTSA's promise to pay our registration fee. Looking for...
by Djibouti
Tue May 01, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10650

Just came back from Chicago (International Bridge Building Contest - anyone else?). The view from atop the Sears Tower is awesome (30+ miles visibility), although I love structures, so that really interested me. Apparently the Field Museum is also something for Chicagoans.
by Djibouti
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 It's Academic TV Show
Replies: 33
Views: 17911

Baltimore stands as follows: Perry Hall v. Dulaney v. Catonsville Mount St. Joseph v. Hammond v. Parkville Centennial v. Calvert Hall v. (Long Reach, South River, Bryn Mawr) Did Whitman have its full "TV" team? That's definitely a shocker if they did. As for the technical errors, in our game the vis...
by Djibouti
Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT MD/DC State Championship (4/21/07) @ GDS
Replies: 17
Views: 6656

From my perspective on the tournament, it was very well and smoothly run through the first five rounds (I'm not sure about the swiss-pairing situation, but it just didn't seem right, having 1v2, 3v4, 5v6, 7v8, and so on). Moderators were overall very nice and competent, except for one poor and extre...
by Djibouti
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 It's Academic TV Show
Replies: 33
Views: 17911

They use one-sentence, sometimes two sentence, statements that attempt to arrive at clues in a pyramidal fashion, but are short and rapid. In the traditional sense of "pyramidal" they are not. Before our first taping this year, I was talking with one of the producers, and he said that they attempt t...
by Djibouti
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Four Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 11078

Isn't it funny how the NCAA Basketball tournament allows for rematches of regular season games on a neutral court? Not to say that Michigan was the best team last year (obviously Florida was) in Football, but it's interesting what a playoff does.
by Djibouti
Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 It's Academic TV Show
Replies: 33
Views: 17911

The Baltimore Semi-Finals currently stand as: Perry Hall v. Dulaney v. Catonsville Mount St. Josephs v. Hammond v. (Parkville/Severna Park) (Centennial/Walkersville) v. Calvert Hall (almost definitely) v. Long Reach/South River/Bryn Mawr Perry Hall has two Seniors and a Junior, Dulaney has three Sen...
by Djibouti
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sending B-Teams?
Replies: 11
Views: 4337

There is a point when taking a "B" Team isn't worth it. When they just don't care. That said, to a question "Is a "B" Team worth taking?," I wholeheartedly say yes, provided the above condition is met. This year, our "B" Team was three freshman and two Seniors; the three freshman all cared and the t...
by Djibouti
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317933

Our beloved TV show: (First question of the bonus round no less)

...also the first man to step on the moon.
Random HS: Lance Armstrong

Same HS answered Emma Hurston even though only last names are required.
by Djibouti
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 25975

Perry Hall (MD - automatic) is in the midst of a massive community fund-raising campaign. We have a strong committment from our school administration, but are awaiting more funds from area businesses before we can commit definitively. Even so, we intend to compete barring a complete fund-raising fai...
by Djibouti
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in an academic League in the metro area?
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

The current Perry Hall team (in Baltimore County) would have interest, but I can't vouch for our interest next year (we lose three Seniors, although we have a solid Junior, solid freshmen, and a very good incoming freshman). That said, we've been trying to work out something similar between schools ...
by Djibouti
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: hahahahaha duke
Replies: 18
Views: 5882

Your bracket being trash by the end of the tournament: ~$40
Salary of Coach K: $1.5 Million
Salary of VCU coach: $275,000
Duke's bus fair home: $(A lot)

DUKE LOSING IN THE FIRST ROUND GAME: PRICELESS

*Hearing chants of OVERRATED!*
by Djibouti
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Four Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 11078

Everyone things Florida is amazing stuff, but they're going to lose to Maryland in the Sweet Sixteen. My Final Four are Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgetown, and Ohio State. Georgetown is the biggest lock.
by Djibouti
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18644

Creighton got a #10, Duke a #6, and Drexel didn't get in at all? At least Duke will lose to VCU. Neither Nevada nor Creighton got any love. i was really looking for a #13-seed Wright State and #13-seed Davidson to upset, but Wright State drewa #14-seed against Pitt and MD is going to beat Davidson. ...
by Djibouti
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: POSTPONED: Rumble on the Pike (Fall '07) @ R. Montgomery HS
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Perry Hall would love to attend, except this is the date of our Baltimore Semi-Final and Finals match on It's Academic, as it is for the other strong Baltimore teams (likely including Dulaney, MSJ, Hammond, Parkville/Severna Park, Centennial/Walkersville, Calvert Hall, etc.), who would likely be a p...
by Djibouti
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18644

How is Maryland #20 and Duke #21? Also, how was Duke #14 last week while Maryland was unranked in the ESPN poll? We had the same everything, before of course we beat them at home and UNC beat them too and they dropped to #7 in the ACC. Finally, why does Duke perform poorly and continue to get ranked...
by Djibouti
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18644

The Patriot League gets two teams (Bucknell and Holy Cross)? I agree with the rankings for the most-part (although Duke as a #3 irks me). As for Maryland, I like the #3 (being that I root for Maryland), and hope it is correct, but I see them more with Boston College each as #5 seeds). I also wonder ...
by Djibouti
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeking hosts: PACE Late Qualifying Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 11104

No. Really, besides the occasional appearance of Dulaney and Perry Hall's increasing presence at tournaments in the last few years, no Baltimore County public teams really come to tournaments (MSJ does, but they are private). Parkville has a strong It's Academic TV team, but for some reason they opt...
by Djibouti
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeking hosts: PACE Late Qualifying Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 11104

By $20 licensing fee per participating team, you mean host school? Perry Hall in Baltimore may be interested, but we have to iron out logistics (we'll form an "exploratory committee" and have a discussion with our coach/administrators as soon as we get back to school). The dates may be the biggest i...