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by catsasslippers
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5615

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

As of today Emory sort of has a team! Sign us up for one team (it may end up me playing alone, but I have at least two other people who have said they will come). :party:
by catsasslippers
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8298

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

If we can get our act together Emory (Atlanta Campus i.e. not Oxford) may send a team or two.
by catsasslippers
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 2929

Re: NYC Area Summer Practice?

dyetman89 wrote:I think Nina should be posting her plans relatively soon - she'd mentioned next weeked as a possibility, though of course I don't speak for her.
You don't? News to me.

I think next weekend would be a good idea. Noonish anyone?
by catsasslippers
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 2929

Re: NYC Area Summer Practice?

I'm really not a creepy stranger. Besides I am 18. I live at home.
I propose Sunday practices. How does everyone feel about that?
by catsasslippers
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 2929

Re: NYC Area Summer Practice?

You can read packets on the PATH. Take the PATh to 14th. 20-25 minutes on the F train from there to my house. Really not that bad. Ian you could always lie--that would be my route. Or if it makes your mother feel more comfortable and you're a better person than I am (fair assumption) I could have my...
by catsasslippers
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 2929

NYC Area Summer Practice?

Taking Ian Eppler's lead--would anyone in the NYC area be interested in having weekly practices at my house in Brooklyn (or somewhere else if others wanted to host)? My house is easily accesible from most subway lines and the LIRR, as well as the typical highway routes. This could be a great way to ...
by catsasslippers
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21
Replies: 65
Views: 15893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

As far as I know the NYC team looks like Doug, possibly Guy (yes Guy?) and I. We're looking for a free agent then. Any takers ?
by catsasslippers
Wed May 28, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31010

Re: Byko Rankings

Stuy was 3/4ths Stuy B plus Aidan. I'd say that should be considered Stuy B.
by catsasslippers
Mon May 26, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 15895

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I don't want to talk about Comp Math too much, but I do have a problem with it because it is a fundamentally different type of question from other QB questions. Comp Math is about how quickly you can do the numbers, and most questions are about depth of knowledge, ability to recall that knowledge qu...
by catsasslippers
Mon May 19, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Problems with the Future
Replies: 25
Views: 2751

Re: Problems with the Future

It's possible to do Speech and Debate. The only real issue is one Speech National Tournement is the same weekend as NAQT every year. Tournements sometiems conflict but I've found there are enough of both that more often than not it isn't difficult to juggle.
by catsasslippers
Mon May 19, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Mizzou tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Potential Mizzou tournaments

I'll help with the Science if you'd like.
by catsasslippers
Fri May 16, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5532

Re: Majors

I think you can triple major if you come in with enough credits.
I'm going for a Double major in Biology and Comp. Lit. and perhaps a minor in either Religion or Medieval Studies.
by catsasslippers
Fri May 16, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Problems with the Future
Replies: 25
Views: 2751

Re: Problems with the Future

It isn't possible for one good player to really carry around a team that doesn't care. I care and he cares which is why we're almost always at tournaments with some third player that doesn't have anything (church camp/haircut/visit from grandma not excluded) else to do. I didn't say it worked well e...
by catsasslippers
Fri May 16, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Problems with the Future
Replies: 25
Views: 2751

Re: Problems with the Future

In the end you really need to have players that care. Stuy is graduating all but one of our competitive players, and everyone who is anything but a hobby quizbowl player. Next year we'll probably still have a team, but unless the Sophomores magically begin to care I doubt there will be much of a tea...
by catsasslippers
Thu May 15, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playing Charter a lot
Replies: 118
Views: 13136

Re: Playing Charter a lot

Sometimes writing questions isn't enough even when you practice a couple times a week. I know for me sitting down and studying is the most helpful. Use lists ( but only if they're really beginners), Stanford Culture Pages, or packets from the archives not meant for practice. Not to say I'm any sort ...
by catsasslippers
Sun May 11, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 National Tournament Prognostication (archived)
Replies: 49
Views: 5385

Re: National Tournament Prognostication

I'd just like to point out that Stuyvesant's Team for NAQT has 3 B team players and the 4th highest scoring A team member. Our team might make still make the playoffs, but it's a severly depleted team.
by catsasslippers
Sun May 11, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playing Charter a lot
Replies: 118
Views: 13136

Re: Playing Charter a lot

Playing six charter teams shouldn't be an issue. If there had been a field with say Dorman, Whitman, WJ, and RM, and you played the aforementioned teams plus one other team in a 5 prelim rounds then you might have cause to complain. As it stands Charters A-F are not all at the same level. Certainly ...
by catsasslippers
Sun May 11, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 43532

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

I think Doug is underestimating his chances of coming to PACE. My prediction would be that Doug and I show up, and either Aidan or Danny drops out at the last minute per last year.
by catsasslippers
Sun May 11, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4134

Re: Freshmen

We've had a similar problem with complaints about "how hard" those college packets are. Here's a trick--don't tell them it's a college packet.
It works. I tried it with a Regionals packet (something that usually gets a whine) and no one complained when I didn't tell them what packet it was.
by catsasslippers
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: women in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 50
Views: 11671

Re: women in Quiz Bowl

Also, I'd like to just say that being good at quizbowl is really not an indication of high IQ, merely an indication of intellectual curiosity and decent memory. Which are not at all associated with IQ. Where would I get a silly Idea like that. To be honest I'm glad there are not a lot of women in q...
by catsasslippers
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: women in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 50
Views: 11671

Re: women in Quiz Bowl

Hi, I'm Nina (18, Stuyvesant A). I'd like to apologize for the next thing I say before I say it. I beleive there are fewer women in quizbowl because on the whole there are fewer women with very high IQ's compared with men. In addition, teenage girls tend to be more concerned with whether or not they...
by catsasslippers
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15049

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

I had no idea a quizbowl team existed at my school, but I had rather pathetic crush on Doug my Sophomore year. I followed Doug to practice mainly so that I could hang out with him, but I never left. So thank you Doug for ignoring me just enough to keep me coming back until I followed you to quizbowl...
by catsasslippers
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23231

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

I think it depends how good your B and C teams are as to whether or not you should split up your players. Three of the four A-team players could single handedly beat our B, C and D teams all playing together, and so for us you have to split them up. A team like Dorman could have the B and A teams pl...
by catsasslippers
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to coach Good QB
Replies: 16
Views: 7133

Re: How to coach Good QB

As someone on a team that is without a coach, I can tell you that trying to "coach" teammates is very difficult. Especially if you don't want them to call you mom and fear you greatly. In any event it is easier, and in my experience more successful to suggest studying, and to make reading packets so...
by catsasslippers
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 16711

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

Emory
by catsasslippers
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XVII (3/29/08) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 40
Views: 39180

Re: BHSAT XVII (3/29/08) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

East Timor came up three times, and there was a tossup that started out " Rastafarians based their name on this man's name . . . " In addition, "Invented by Kary Mullis" began a tossup on PCR. The packets were "edited for repeats" which is apparnently why we had to wait so long for the playoff round...
by catsasslippers
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32944

Re: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU

I have all of Stuy's scores if you're missing any of ours.
by catsasslippers
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 9680

Re: 500 things...

62. Sometimes the answer is "Smith". ( or Jones or Brown or Johnson)
by catsasslippers
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32944

Re: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU

I know this isn't a huge deal, but I'd just like to point out that the personal stats are wrong at least for my team. There are games where the names are mixed up, and some games where points are missing entirely. ( I kept stats of my own some games. ) That being said, I'm very impressed that you ma...
by catsasslippers
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wallace Stevens Literature Singles at GMU (3/14/08)
Replies: 49
Views: 8763

Re: Wallace Stevens Literature Singles at GMU (3/14/08)

According to Ted it is supposed to start at 6. I know we're having some trouble getting there that early, but we're working on it.
by catsasslippers
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 43532

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

At yesterdays tournament the team consisted of two A-team members, a B-team member and a C-team member. I wouldn't take yesterdays performance as an example of well the entire A-team plays together.
by catsasslippers
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Hotel Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

We (Stuyvesant) will be bringing 3 boys and 1 girl (me).
by catsasslippers
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 11961

I know I'm biased, but I am surprised no one has mentioned Doug yet. I realize he hasn't played in a large tournament since Harvard, but at Hunter he had 124 ppg and just over 6 powers per game.

That being said my other top pick would have to be Charlie Dees.
by catsasslippers
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pirates v. Ninjas I : DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Open Doubles
Replies: 37
Views: 10940

I'm also very lazy but Douglas Y. and I (Nina C.) would like to play as a team.
by catsasslippers
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 36079

I beleive Stuyvesant will probably be registering soon. We're trying to decide how many teams we want to bring.
by catsasslippers
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

TOC--the tournament of champions and champagne
Seriously. They normally have it on a boat, and there is purportedly a large quantity of alcohol imbibed.
Besides--NFL's are in Vegas, does one need another reason to go? Hundreds of teenagers in suits descending upon Vegas. It should be hilarious.
by catsasslippers
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

Catholic Nationals are in Appleton, Wisconsin, and regular Nat's are in Las Vegas. NAQT conflicted with Catholic Nationals last year as well. Until two years ago it was all Speech and Debate all the time at my school. Once quizbowl was started it was still all about Speech and Debate. It's strange t...
by catsasslippers
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

I realize very few people involved in Quizbowl are also involved in Speech and Debate, and that there are a limited number of weekends in the year, but I have something that needs to be pointed out. (Well, I'm really just venting, but who's counting. ) NAQT is the same weekend as Catholic Nationals ...
by catsasslippers
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

How did the tournament go? It's good to see some New York competition reviving.
by catsasslippers
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (11/10/07) in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 37
Views: 16321

I have just one more word about the science: Plastics. Oh my. As far as the music was concerned, the answer choices seemed appropriate, but all of the music tossups and PLEASE MAKE FUN OF ME BECAUSE I SPEAK NEITHER LATIN NOR ENGLISH seemed to be little more than chord progression, and a list of inst...
by catsasslippers
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (11/10/07) in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 37
Views: 16321

This might just be sour grapes because Danny Zhu wasn't there, and thus we were completely incompetent at all things mathy, but it seemed like there was a lot of mathy stuff. 1/1 Comp. Sci.? 2/2 math? Who knows how much physics--it felt like there was very little Bio. and more chem than Bio., but cl...
by catsasslippers
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11361

I beleive we had eleven negs Doug. That being said I think it is the worst game our entire team has ever had.
by catsasslippers
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 22597

Why is it that Hunter, State College, and RM never played each other in prelims?
I have to admit that I think the swiss-pairing wasn't done particularly well, and having looked at the stats in some cases it looks as though it were pool play and there was no power pairing at all.
by catsasslippers
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34092

It seems like the 22nd isn't still up for discussion, but I'd just like to point something out. Most schools( or so I assume, I know NYC public schools do) have Good Friday off. It would make traveling to a tournement much easier for teams, and it might help to draw teams from farther away because t...
by catsasslippers
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34092

It should definately be the 22nd. I have only selfish reasons for wantng this (i.e. I can't come the fifteenth), but I thought I'd put that out there anyway.
by catsasslippers
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE website characters list
Replies: 14
Views: 4831

You could always use the NAQT list of frequently asked about books, and study the major characters in those works.
by catsasslippers
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (11/10/07) in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 37
Views: 16321

Stuyvesant should probably be coming.
by catsasslippers
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29005

Gonzaga: My dark horse for top five. Dan is the real deal, and I think Kevin is set on improving his play. I think there's real potential for the 3-4 spots to reach double digit numbers. Or not. Please don't let me down guys, or Yetman will laugh at me while clinging to his GED. Stuyvesant: Doug ha...
by catsasslippers
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29005

Preseason polls are silly. You really can't predict how a season will go before it even starts. It's impossible to predict without knowing the new members of a team, who is moving up on larger teams, or how much people have been studying all summer.
by catsasslippers
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Magnet school discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 18332

Magnet schools don't necessarily get a large number of students interested in quizbowl. I can say from experience that all students at magnet schools are not necessarily drawn to a more intellectual environment--some students are bright, but not brilliant, but they see magnet schools as the first st...