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by ntan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Upstate NY NAQT State Championship - 4/16/11 @ Cornell
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Upstate NY NAQT State Championship - 4/16/11 @ Cornell

The Cornell University Quizbowl Club is excited to host the 2011 NAQT Upstate New York State Championship on Saturday, April 16th at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. As usual, the winner automatically qualifies for NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) ,which drew 200 te...
by ntan
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 15364

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Matt, I've played in enough tournaments that I recognize that teams should stay till the end; however, Cornell had every desire to play in the playoff backet had we been able to leave at a reasonable time. The drive to Ithaca takes us about 6 hours to do, and frankly speaking, driving on the roads i...
by ntan
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th
Replies: 54
Views: 11682

Re: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th

Cornell is also looking into attending this tournament
by ntan
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cornell Cayuga Championship III - (11/13/10)
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Cornell Cayuga Championship III - (11/13/10)

The Cornell University Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce the third annual Cayuga Championship Date/Venue: November 13th, 2010, Cornell University, Ithaca NY Questions: Questions will be provided by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT), and we will be using the IS-99A packets,for those unfami...
by ntan
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18
Replies: 13
Views: 5802

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18

Ideally we would only have sent only freshmen, but renting a minivan was far too expensive since Cornell doesn't reimburse for car rentals in an capacity. That said, I was under the impression that these would be closer to ACF Fall level questions as opposed to something similar to high school level...
by ntan
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18
Replies: 13
Views: 5802

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18

while things are a little less than concrete because classes have just started up here, I'm sure Cornell will participate in some capacity. At this point, we're just not too sure how many teams we can bring, but 2-3 is a good bet
by ntan
Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8
Replies: 41
Views: 5948

Re: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8

Tracy, George, and I have been in contact with Ray Luo and we were interested in playing with a couple of UCLA team members, but this was back when Ray said only 3 UCLA people were attending. He hasn't replied to my email about whether we can join them, but at the moment, so hopefully I can sort tha...
by ntan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14462

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

Hey Andy, I texted barry about your post above, and will probably send him an email forwarding that message as well. Earlier today, he sent out an email to the club saying that it didnt seem as if spaces would be available for the harvard SCT, so we should expect not to go. That said, I'll keep tryi...
by ntan
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Top 10 Scandals in Southern California Quizbowl 2000-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5043

Re: Top 10 Scandals in Southern California Quizbowl 2000-2009

Arcadia didnt lodge any protest for #3. we were beaten pretty badly, and our coach felt it wasnt a big deal complaining about it. weird how it worked out in our favor though
by ntan
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

don't hate alex, that announcement was written at like 5am, so cut me some slack alright? anyway, if you're in the socal area, I do encourage you to attend, last year's tournament was, according to several accounts pretty well run (it ran ahead of schedule too..which i'd imagine is a rarity in the q...
by ntan
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

Oh, and (having never seen them compete), how good is North Hollywood? I don't remember them going to tournaments, nor doing so well in one. NoHo is a sci bowl and sci oly powerhouse, but they haven't dabbled in quizbowl for a long long while. same goes for troy. the differences in NSB format and N...
by ntan
Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

The Sylv doesn't really restrict what we go to as long as we tell him a week or two in advance and can find parents to drive or chaperone if he can't [or doesn't want to] go. lol if you saw his reaction to the first time UCLA decided/attempted to host a PACE tournament, you'll share my views. anywa...
by ntan
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

Maybe this is a little early, but I don't see anyone from SoCal pulling a 9 - 1 prelim at HSNCT anytime soon. Yea, I agree. part of the reason is probably due to SoCal's inability to develop a player capable of dominating HSNCT level lit. Fionaan from SaMo's 05-06 team was the closest we ever got. ...
by ntan
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

unive
Kaisuopai wrote:where is the University school from? We have a University City Heights school in San Diego, but that's all I know.

-Kai
University High is from Irvine. anyway, am I correct in assuming that most, if not all the top teams from around here are attending Caltech's tournament?
by ntan
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

right, i keep forgetting that NAQT is rather social sci shy.
by ntan
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

although it's safer to reserve judgement till later, I'm still rather inclined to believe that RB A might have an edge over Arcadia A because of the beast Anurag is at social sci as evidenced at the zotbowl in the summer. Zhao, Kevin, Oleg? (who i'd imagine are also on team A?) should be able to cov...
by ntan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl: Epilogue
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Zot Bowl: Epilogue

hey ray and dwight thanks for taking the effort to host the zotbowl.
by ntan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42660

Re: Southern California 08-09

SaMo will likely lose a step after graduating 3? seniors, but yes, still should be good. Torrey has Vivek, and if he plays as well regularly as he did against us at the UCI tournament, TP will be quite formidable. Edison seems to me to be a little streaky, and if they dont get off to too slow a star...
by ntan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13293

Re: Next Year

the california teams to look out for will likely be santa monica and rancho bernardo.
Edison, Arcadia, Torrey, and others may improve enough over this summer and over the year to become competitive at the national level. from the socal region, i'll look for 5 or so teams to make it to the playoffs.
by ntan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18817

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

thanks for welcoming me! i believe there are at least 3 quizbowlers from the San Diego/Los Angeles area that are coming to ithaca as well. leaving sunny southern california to go to cornell. some say i am an idiot Oh, there are far more idiotic things one could do. Like living in Ithaca for 17 years...
by ntan
Sat May 31, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

And maybe one of your teams will make it out to PACE. ... you might want to contact edison and find out if they're interested. they're likely to be one of the top 3-4 teams in the region (at least), and they seem to be considerably better funded than most of the team from this region and thus proba...
by ntan
Tue May 27, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

oh, i forgot about vivek (i think that's spelled right?) from torrey b. the only time i played him he was very impressive getting 2-3 amazing powers (well within the first sentence) and a bunch of other tossups. if he improves, torrey should find itself in the mix as well. i'd say that next year wil...
by ntan
Tue May 27, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5969

Re: Majors

deciding between bio/bio e, might throw econ or something random into the mix. med school is in the back of my mind, but i'm not too sure if it's my cup of tea at this point
by ntan
Mon May 26, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31651

Re: Byko Rankings

i'm curious if HSNCT games received more weight in the rankings than did regular season games. For instance, La Jolla vaulted ahead of us after hsnct, which i found interesting, given the fact that we havent lost to them this year in the 3-4 times we played and our slightly superior record at hsnct....
by ntan
Mon May 26, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16919

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

powering an amy winehouse tossup in like the first 7-8 words. not to mention 30-ing a desperate housewives and a figure skating bonus
by ntan
Mon May 26, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18817

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

leaving sunny southern california to go to cornell. some say i am an idiot
by ntan
Mon May 26, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

if they keep up their current pace, a zhao/anurag combo could become pretty bloody good. not to mention a decent supporting cast as well, oleg, kevin, jarred, etc. they would be better than samo; however, samo's coach is amazingly good at training new members to be on the same page as their veterans...
by ntan
Mon May 26, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

it seems like SoCal had a pretty good showing at hsnct this year, but man, Auroni, how did you get to be so beastly!? anyway, congrats to TP and SaMo for placing 11th and to the 7? teams Cali sent to the playoffs. if posters from other states actually read this thread, I have my money on RB A doing ...
by ntan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible Summer Novice Tournament at Irvine (6/21 or 6/28)
Replies: 33
Views: 11620

Re: Possible Summer Novice Tournament at Irvine (6/21 or 6/28)

I'm pretty interested in this as well, but is it too late to be interested in writing/attending? if so what are the writing requirements?
by ntan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

my sports knowledge only covers football aka soccer and the lakers. but since i notice pace being mentioned a couple posts ago, and would like to express my utter disappointment about not being able to try out pace in hs. it seems as if many teams here have a pace phobia or something, or at least it...
by ntan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Hey David, I would agree with your choices for the top 2 teams in the SoCal region, as for the rest of your rankings, specifically (3-5) are somewhat debatable. I felt that we (arcadia) were better than torrey and edison for the earlier parts of the season. While it's fantastic that Edison has now b...
by ntan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

i was at cal over the weekend, it would be nice if someone could provide a somewhat objective evaluation on how arcadia did. i'd imagine we (arcadia) at caltech wouldve been quite a bit weaker on science. on another note, where are you guys planning on staying at chicago? perhaps we could get togeth...
by ntan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

yea, SoCal state champs was a couple weeks ago (a month i think?)
top four finishers:
1) santa monica
2) rancho bernardo
3) edison
4) torrey pines

i believe this should be correct
by ntan
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Hey ABCLMN, out of curiousity, from which school are you from, or with which school you happen to be affiliated with? it's always nice to see a new person aroundl after all, the cross section of posters on this thread is admittedly quite small compared to the rest of the SoCal circuit
by ntan
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

o the team Cs, Rancho's is probably the best, although SaMo's looks pretty good (at least when we played them)
by ntan
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

while it's true edison b gets a couple wins over some good teams, rb's team b is the best team b by far. edison's team b is pretty dangerous if the game is close though
by ntan
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

lol yea, I didn't know during the tournament that Amelia was a non-legit team. unfortunately, i don't think league play exists in the LA area, so all competitions we attend are the tournaments hosted by UCLA, UCI, USC, or Caltech. As for younger/new teams playing against good teams; I find that only...
by ntan
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

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 d...
by ntan
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Ntan, TP's B team is very good as well. Vivek has a lot of potential. Do not take them lightly either. i didnt mean to take them lightly. i probably forgot about their team B because i don't think i've played a match with their team B before. edit: actually, i think i did play them 1 time at CBCT, ...
by ntan
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

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 ntan
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

I personally still think last year's SaMo team is better than this years by far. I have to concur as well; however, as noted earlier, they seem to be more potent on some questions than on others. I think the seniors SaMo graduated (Ben and Bennett) cost them balance across the entire canon. It appe...
by ntan
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Re: Southern California 2007-08

I don't remember Southwest doing particulary well at the odd NAQT tournament then attend now and then.
by ntan
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results and Thanks - NAQT SoCal State Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Results and Thanks - NAQT SoCal State Championship

yea, there were many upsets. Santa Monica lost again to Rancho B (the only team that has beat them from this region). Other surprises included Torrey Pines beating Rancho A, Edison beating Torrey, and Torrey losing to Tustin in the round robin. My team, Arcadia, had a pretty poor tournament, and los...
by ntan
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results and Thanks - NAQT SoCal State Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Results and Thanks - NAQT SoCal State Championship

thanks for a pretty smoothly run tournament
by ntan
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

hey kai,

i don't think there's reason to worry. last year, (correct me if i'm wrong) all waitlisted teams were included in the final field of 160.
by ntan
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

my bad. I thought kevin was a team B member.

oh, and jpn, is torrey planning on attending the PACE tournament on 4/5?
by ntan
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

Placings from Arcadia's Tournament 1) La Jolla A (11-0, 9-0 prelim) 2) Edison B (8-3, 7-2 prelim) 3) Rancho Bernardo (8-3, 7-2 prelim) 4) Edison A (7-4, 7-2 prelim) La Jolla played well, recording an undefeated record. teams ranked 2-4 all lost to La Jolla and an addition game to one of the teams ra...
by ntan
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 39019

arcadia is going, number of teams tba.

are any of you guys considering attending UCLA's PACE tournament should they host one?
by ntan
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT Southern California State Championship @ UCI (3-1)
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

hmm, the date may affect teams with members taking the SAT