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by QB-dinosaur
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TWAIN VIII (10/6/07) at UCLA
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

Okay, guys--

Are there ways to make the tournament run smoother and faster? Are some of the problems we encountered preventable?

Let's gather some thoughts to make the next tournament better.

Thanks.
by QB-dinosaur
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 28180

I had several problems with EFT (the UCLA version), including the endless delays and unexpected room lockouts. But the most blatant blunder is the editing , considering the set we heard wasn't being played for the first time. What were the editors doing after last weekend's EFT? Here are other probl...
by QB-dinosaur
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 38178

Actually, it's Academic Decathlon. At some schools, it's the same coach for both. At other schools, different coaches fight over the same kids for practice time. The local TV stations aren't helping, either. I've tried for years to get TV news coverage on quiz bowl events, but all you see are segmen...
by QB-dinosaur
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 38178

The team that surprised me the most last year was University (Irvine). It has quite a gene pool to draw from, but it hasn't been active in quiz bowl until they got a coach last year. I wonder how magnet schools like Whitney and Oxford will fare in quiz bowl. All my previous attempts at contacting th...
by QB-dinosaur
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ideal number of rounds for round robin High School Tournamen
Replies: 10
Views: 3914

Over here in Southern California, we've always tried to give teams as many rounds as possible (we charge $100+ per team). The most we've ever had was 15 rounds of round-robin, and we got out by 6 PM. Although sometimes the field didn't have an ideal number (17 is a horrible number), most players see...
by QB-dinosaur
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Broken Judge Cords
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

Thanks for all the suggestions. I re-arranged the batteries and got the Judge to work during practice. Another club member took the Judge to the lab to see if he can fix the cord. I think we're good for now.
by QB-dinosaur
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Broken Judge Cords
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

I think we will go with the battery idea. That power cord is a big mess, anyway.

We'll just make Jason pay for the batteries.
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8644

Any updates out of Berkeley?
by QB-dinosaur
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCASQUE I - full results and thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

For all ye people who weren't there... Stanford didn't show up (there was probably a breakdown in communication), so instead of everybody having three bye rounds, we decided to split the UCI house team (plus two free agents) into three teams. That way we had a full triple round robin without byes. H...
by QB-dinosaur
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8644

I don't mind having the tournament up north, and most likely UCI will send two teams. But I'd have to request the event be held back a week to August 11-12. I personally cannot leave Southern California the weekend of August 4-5 due to a prior obligation. Can whoever's running the event please post ...
by QB-dinosaur
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: CBCT VIII (11/18/06) @ UC-Irvine
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Results...

We posted results at our club website http://www.clubs.uci.edu/qbc/ptas/CBCT2 ... T2006.html

Here are the Top Four Finishers:
1. Santa Monica A
2. Rancho Bernardo
3. Torrey Pines A
4. San Dieguito A
by QB-dinosaur
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Baby Anteater QB Tournament IX (1-20-07) @ UC-Irvine
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

Baby Anteater QB Tournament IX (1-20-07) @ UC-Irvine

Baby Anteater Quiz Bowl Tournament IX An NAQT junior-bird event Who: Quiz Bowl players in high school What: A junior-bird tournament (NAQT IS-65A packets being used) When: Saturday, January 20, 2007, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Where: UC Irvine, Social Science Lab (not Humanities Hall) Why: To give new and...
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT commentary
Replies: 52
Views: 26497

Oops...left out Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT commentary
Replies: 52
Views: 26497

Perhaps one obvious thing to be taken from Smuckles citing of questions is that it's awfully tough to write "world lit" questions at this difficulty level. Ryan's observation is, unfortunately, quite true. I've worked in the California public school system for the last four years, and the reading l...
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability
Replies: 30
Views: 13505

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven - 9/21 and 9/22

Do other people have other definitions of what constitutes science biography or literature biography? Are we science majors writing crappy literature/literature biography questions? Inquiring minds want to know. -Seth Seth: I'm not saying _you_ write poor packets. In fact, the best EFT packets came...
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCSD
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Coram Bryant and Benjamin (?) were on Kevin's team at Aztlan Cup last year. I'm not sure if either is still a student there, though. Also, the 2005 NAQT Sectionals at USC featured a UCSD D2 team; presumably some of those people are third and fourth years now. . Coram coaches San Dieguito Academy's ...
by QB-dinosaur
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCSD
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

My suggestion is to get a bunch of your friends and start a club at UCSD with your school's Dean of Students. You can get access to school facilities and possibly some funding. Once your club is registered, it'll be easier to post signs and advertise. I don't imagine UCSD as a mostly commuter school...
by QB-dinosaur
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability
Replies: 30
Views: 13505

Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability

Note: This was split from here . Admin ... On the flip side, the jazz packet made me want to throw babies. Not to mention that entire math and physics packets are just dull even if there was an amazing Konigsburg Bridge question. Andrew--You should be glad I didn't contribute a packet on classical ...
by QB-dinosaur
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT II
Replies: 20
Views: 7933

What, nobody could understand what I was saying? Eric Smith seemed to do just fine hearing my words because he owned everything in my room. I do agree that next time I need to find a more balanced scheduling procedure. Yan--you are by _far_ the most cogent moderator at Technophobia. You alone accom...
by QB-dinosaur
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT II
Replies: 20
Views: 7933

Jordan: I thought most of the questions were insightful and well written. There was plenty of variety and subject-matter diversity among the tossups. It is evident that you got many unique voices on the writing staff. If people compare these sets to EFT, you might find that PARFAIT questions were ha...
by QB-dinosaur
Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TWAIN VII (EFT Mirror) at UCLA
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

keep things moving along

Hey, Dwight:

Nice tournament! A small suggestion for moving the tournament along more quickly--rather than fielding home team(s?), how about having two staff members per room and have a statistician keep live running stats instead of making people wait at the end of the day?

Willie
by QB-dinosaur
Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7468

Question Distribution

Were the packets randomly distributed using a computer program or were they done by hand?

Willie