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by akinney
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4403

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

Actually, it's pretty much along the lines of what I wanted. But if anyone has anything else, feel free to post. Thanks a million!
by akinney
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4403

My coach is making me help with philosophy

So, I'm the best at quiz bowl on my team, and my coach wants me to help the freshmen and sophomores with philosophers/philosophy even though I really don't know much beyond the basics. Why am I here, do you ask? I need some help. First off, I am going to have to ask the kind folks here to give me a ...
by akinney
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

St. X was a dark horse team and turned out very good. They beat us (MNHHS) in the first round 25-24. They got math questions left and right, and our inability to capitalize on questions they missed came back to bite us. I got Pancho Villa near the end and could have tied the game but we spent too lo...
by akinney
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11093

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

This sounds like a pretty cool idea.
by akinney
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Oh, that seems tough to not do. :lol:
by akinney
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Charles: You are absolutely, 100% correct in saying that there is a reasonable expectation that we play QR. And actually, our coach has very little true knowledge of good quiz bowl, and she insists we go to tournaments where speed and buzzer races are tantamount to actual knowledge (and she still in...
by akinney
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Last time I checked, guys, we still have to play the format, no matter how God-forsaken and absurd it is. The reason why everyone in Kentucky participates is because that is all most schools know...they started it in elementary school and they were raised to play/participate in it. 95% of Kentucky h...
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Re: Colleges with active teams

This is some good stuff. Thanks for that Sandy.

I noticed there were rankings by Clemson/Carolina. Is there a top 25 somewhere?
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Re: Colleges with active teams

That's a shame.
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Re: Colleges with active teams

I probably will end up at UK. What happened with them? Was there never really a team to begin with?
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Re: Colleges with active teams

Well, like I said, I am looking at Kentucky (if I go there I'll try to see what I can do to get the team back up and running). I am also looking at Xavier in Cincinnati. All the other schools really don't have a chance. I am not an exceptional student (really quite lazy), so I won't be going to Virg...
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Colleges with active teams

I'm a senior this year and I was wondering what schools had active college bowl teams? I'm not saying I'm necessarily going to participate but if I get bored in college I'd like something to be able to do. I know my own state school's (Kentucky) team is relatively dormant.
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get better/study for PACE
Replies: 32
Views: 5119

Re: How to get better/study for PACE

Thanks very much. I think I have seen this link before but it's been a long time.
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3660

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Thank you Charlie and Matt. I didn't know if I was crazy or not.

So, moving away from that a little bit... will the stats be posted?
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get better/study for PACE
Replies: 32
Views: 5119

How to get better/study for PACE

Madisonville has qualified for PACE NSC. I know my team must prepare if we are avoid completely embarrassing ourselves. How would I go about getting better at PACE and the format? The only comparable questions I have played on are a few house tournaments and NAQT (which really isn't comparable at al...
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3660

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Vanderbilt usually has dozens of teams at its Fall tournament every year. They also do pool play and they base their seeding on pool records. I think seeding beyond that is determines by ppg stats, which I feel would be the best way to do it. And it's also single elimination. Single elimination suck...
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3660

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Well, the problem with us was we wanted to go to a tournament this weekend but our coach didn't want to go to Ohio. We did not know how you structured your tournament or anything about it really, other than the teams coming. That's basically the gist of it. I do realize teams not showing up and all ...
by akinney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3660

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Okay, I had a few problems with this tournament. First of all, the pools were a little weird. Madisonville was placed in a pool with Hoover A, and there was really no question as to who was better. Hoover was definitely the best team at the tournament. However, Madisonville was also definitely 2nd o...
by akinney
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I wasn't saying the best teams. I was going purely on fairness. Regardless of whether or not it's speed-based, certain teams will still be better than others.
by akinney
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I wasn't addressing that at you, Faiyad. I was agreeing that it would be the best bet, but very impractical.
by akinney
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I'm sorry but I'm pretty sure no one wanted to play a 10+ team round robin. Johnson Central/Russell had a long drive, and Madisonville had a 2+ hour drive. The drawing was random and that was fair. The format was not the best, but it was the most efficient. Madisonville drew Russell, Grayson A, and ...
by akinney
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Well, I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but I was flustered and, as a result, I said some things I shouldn't have. Charlie's post seemed antagonistic to me and I took offense. It was stupid. My frustration first started with the assumption that my coach is somehow some sort of Satanistic person. This ...
by akinney
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Let me be blunt: I never asked Charlie what he thought about the relationship I have with my coach. Ergo, it's not his position to make insinuations. I merely stated that I'd rather not discuss going to Russell with her, since I think it's a pointless trip. But if Charlie thinks I should go, I guess...
by akinney
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Whatever.
by akinney
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

She's just very old and doesn't really know as much about quiz bowl as she should. And I could make up a reason, but I'd rather just tell her I'm not going (which I have, Charlie). Stop making insinuations.

And Matt is closer in the ballpark than you.
by akinney
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

She has enormous power. And she's my AP Stats teacher. So I try to appease her.
by akinney
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Drats! Looks like I might be badgered into going to Russell anyway, just to play and probably lose on questions that don't resemble KAAC questions in any way, shape, or form. Period.
by akinney
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

If Dunbar held a tournament on the same date as :chip:, there would be no doubt as to whether or not MNHHS would come. Among other reasons, it's a few hours short as far as driving is concerned (I'm not sure, because I don't feel like checking, but it IS shorter).
by akinney
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Hart Count usually only invites the winners of each region (of the year before) in the state to its tournament. Papa may have done that because the questions are terrible, the judges suck, and it's not the most well-organized tournament in the state. But it is really the only statewide tournament be...
by akinney
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Well she is pretty clear on going. What could I tell her to make her renege?
by akinney
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

He sent an email, to our coach, inviting our team to the tournament. I am pretty sure that we will not be going; I think even quick recall would seem high quality compared to Chip. I agree 100%. Unfortunately he also sent an email to our coach and she is enthusiastically entertaining the idea of at...
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Oh, sorry Sandy. Our team left ASAP. Lukas and I needed to be back in Madisonville at 6:30 later that day. I think MNHHS will be coming to the Dunbar tournament later this year?
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

To be honest, Ping, I remember thinking you were one of the best science players I have ever seen. I'd have a tough time believing that Dunbar's science was lacking.
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

grayson77 wrote:Not so sure about that.
They are probably about equal.
Actually, Manual beat us by few more points than DDC A did.
Comparisons like that are rarely accurate in quiz bowl.
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Trust me, I have played Manual and they are good. Shray is unbelievable. But every player on DCC A is exceptional.

Like any two balanced teams, it could go either way. But if I had to pick one team to win, I would wager on DCC. They just have so much depth.
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I doubt any team in Kentucky, aside from Dunbar A, could hang with DCC A.
by akinney
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I was pleased with how the tournament went. But like Nick said, the playoffs were VERY difficult. Not so much the tossups, but more that the bonuses were a bit off the wall.

DCC A is very good, as is Grayson. Congrats to them. I really wish we could have had two of our starters, though.
by akinney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

my email is kinney DOT aaron AT gmail DOT com. I asked my coach earlier today. She said if I get three other people to play on the team we would go. I did not anticipate that the ACT would affect our team this drastically, but I haven't been discouraged. I will inform you in the coming days if Madis...
by akinney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5767

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

Oh, we've played Manual. We know how good they are.

Thanks for the suggestions!
by akinney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

You're pretty quick, but not quick enough. :wink:
by akinney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40535

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I have a few things to say about Madisonville and then a few questions. 1. I do not believe that Madisonville has any starters taking the ACT on the 24th. I'm pretty sure I'm not. Even if there is one or two taking the ACT, I will make it my personal responsibility to get Madisonville to attend, reg...
by akinney
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5767

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

I heard something along the lines of Louisville hosting another tournament later this year? Is this true? This tournament sounded pretty awesome, and I'd like my team to go to as many tournaments as possible (and if Jarret knows any good Ohio tournaments, tell me). Unfortunately, the economy sucks a...
by akinney
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Oh, I'm sorry. Maybe I confused that with the Hart County tournament (which I am sure is PP).
by akinney
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I'm glad you changed. I believe the others were Patrick's Press, and to be honest, they are the worst questions ever. :lol:
by akinney
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Mr. Grannis, Madisonville has always enjoyed, as you said, competing in one last pre-Gov Cup tournament, and it is usually the FCAT. However, the questions as well as the long distance (basically across the state) have always been a source of discontent for us. If you hosted another, more quiz bowl-...
by akinney
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 63242

Re: Kentucky 09-10

It's weird Nick should mention the possibility of Madisonville hosting a tournament. We were actually thinking about hosting a tournament with either house written questions or NAQT questions. But our team is still very new to the idea of writing questions so that's not really likely. But this was a...
by akinney
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 3985

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Vandy always hosts a good tournament. It was a fun day. Hoover A is a very good team and they deserved the win!
by akinney
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4420

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

I actually thought Dunbar ran a pretty good tournament. The field was competitive and the moderators were very good. The no negs thing was a plus, as I would've easily taken my team out of any contention otherwise.