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by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A serious question about Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

A serious question about Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Does anybody know who provides the questions for the show? I assume they have contracted with some testing company or possibly one of the questions companies out there. If this is something that is common knowledge or has already been addressed, forgive me. I checked in the archives, but I couldn't ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2005 Terrapin Invitational Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 5184

is dan from UNC the dan from TJ last year?
by mps4a_mps4a
Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9377

did BoB actually change the crazy bracketing it used to have? The 1st and 3rd teams and the 2nd and 4th teams used to play in the third round, thus guaranteeing two top teams would be knocked out early. someone loooked at the bracketing back then and realized that the 11th seeded team was the easies...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement/retirement thread
Replies: 16
Views: 10215

thanks, matt and dan. and john kenney is perhaps the exception that proves the rule. To my knowledge, he's not played in a single tournament since graduating UVA and going to Penn for his PhD. He showed up to Penn Bowl whatever two years to say hi to our team, but he didn't play and I don't think he...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement/retirement thread
Replies: 16
Views: 10215

i'm worse than i think everyone in this thread, but i'm doing teach for america in DC and will be taking classes at American. If they have a team (they went to one tournament last year), there's a 50% chance I'll play. Side-note: If I'm getting my Teacher Certification but not getting a Master's (no...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 78090

If I beat Timo Perez, a better baseball player than I, at badminton, does that make badminton an illegitimate, time-wasting sport? This analogy only works if CBI and NAQT/ACF are so radically different as baseball and badminton. I think most people consider CBI a type of quizbowl, if not a very leg...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 78090

I have never competed in CBI at any level higher than the Chicago Intramural Tournament (where the team I was on came within 5 points of beating a team consisting of Andrew Yaphe and Seth Teitler, thanks to Chad) This, I think, is part of it. I mean no disrespect to you or Chad, but as I don't know...
by mps4a_mps4a
Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4812

i would also be interested in any mirror around here (of the Open or the singles thing) and I'd expect some other Virginia players would be too. Is there any chance of a mirror?
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 29806

As Jordan (right?) sort of guessed at where i was going, how does NAQT determine prelim brackets? Do they do some kind of power-matching (that damn S-value maybe?), or is it random? Or semi-random: maybe they randomize the brackets and try to keep Michigan, Chicago and Berkeley out of the same brack...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 29806

two things: I'm looking at the stats, and it looks like one prelim bracket might have had Chicago A (2), Stanford (4t), VCU (9), and Princeton (10)? Is that accurate? That's an awful prelim bracket. Also, why did Valencia play Div 1? I mean, props to them if they did it to test themselves against th...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75917

Is Daniel planning on playing for Princeton? He's quite good, easily one of the best non-TJ/Gov players in VA. Just wondering if there'd be another non-magnet Virginia player around.
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75917

Dan- Maize Pages say you contact benjadod@email.unc.edu for UNC's team. They definitely do have a team - they've ranged from fairly active to fairly inactive in my four years of playing, but they've always got a team. They had a guy who was on (College?) Jeopardy not too long ago, but I think he jus...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Results
Replies: 14
Views: 7793

someone alluded to this earlier, but all of the Div 2 teams deserve a lot of credit. With Chicago C that makes 7 teams - is that some kind of ACF nats record? The middle bracket, then, was made up of more D2 teams than D1 teams. I don't think it will be any surprise when those D2 teams that were bra...
by mps4a_mps4a
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A blast from the past ...
Replies: 46
Views: 36181

and that some of them apparantly got quite a lot better:

99. Zeke Berdichevsky
86. Fred Bush
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 39950

ACF Fall is quite a bit easier to score lots of points, but in 2003 Virginia beat American 625 to -5, and Princeton beat American 630-0. Weirdly enough, American actually won like three games (out of 12 or so), but just happened to get creamed by both our teams.
by mps4a_mps4a
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Manu Ginobili Open
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

i know freeburg's negging is legendary, but 5-43-48!? a high of NINE in one game!? sir, you are a king among men.
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SQBS
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

i think a lot of high schools just don't know about it yet. it's probably now the most used stats program for college tournaments (a player at stanford created it). when we used it at cav open last year, several coaches and players were really impressed with how detailed our stats reports were, so i...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI only schools
Replies: 6
Views: 4693

CBI only schools

All the posts about Mueller combing through the CBI stats for 70+ players got me interested in looking at the region we would have been in. I was really surprised by the number (and names) of schools that were there. Out of the teams there, only Georgetown and VA Tech are margianally active in the f...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 7285

they didn't just top the field; they fairly easily won over all the other teams. For the teams I've seen this year, they're the only team who might be able to give TJ a run for their money. I know nothing else about Kentucky except that Dunbar is always really good too, but being a national champion...
by mps4a_mps4a
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 21656

it looks like maybe the stakes of this discussion are raising, since apparantly no one is declining invitations: http://www.naqt.com/ict/2005/invitations-di.html . Only six teams have yet to respond. Div 2 is a little more open, but still no declines. yikes.
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open results
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

yeah sorry about messup number two. I must have gotten it confused with the joint college tournament we're holding. I've fixed it now.
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open results
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

the link is now fixed in my earlier post; the period had been added into the URL.
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open results
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who made this tournament such a smooth one, especially moderators Marian Suter, Joe Johnson of Bassett High School, Rob from St. Christopher's, Dan Goff and Dan Greenstein of Maryland, Chris Mantueffel, and all the members and friends of the UVA Academic Competi...
by mps4a_mps4a
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open results
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

Cavalier Open results

Congratulations to Dupont Manual A, who beat Maggie Walker A in the finals of the Cavalier Open II today in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Detailed stats, playoff standings, and thanks will come within a day or two.
by mps4a_mps4a
Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 69094

i'd like a hole to be dug for the 2003 sectionals, and them left in there. I don't have either set in front of me now, but I feel like this set was still better than last year's, which I also liked. Again this is subjective and based on year-old memories, but I feel like this set had more well-built...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 69094

I will note right now that the person who reviewed Nude Descending a Staircase as "an explosion in a shingle factory" was art critic Julian Street and not, as claimed in a bonus part, Theodore Roosevelt. I don't know how that error happens but it was probably one of the stranger ones I've ever hear...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 69094

i'll go ahead and start. i thought the questions were of a pretty high quality: only a few classic terrible NAQT groaners (i won't mention any of the questions b/c i don't want to slip up, but one bonus in particluar was dreadful). I can only speak really authoritatively on the lit questions, but I ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

The field for the Cavalier Open is now techincally closed; however, we currently have the difficult number of 37 teams, so I'd be willing to take three more teams to round that out to a nicer number. Registration will begin at 8:30 in Wilson 402. The team meeting will begin at 9:15, and matches will...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for moderators- Cavalier Open
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Call for moderators- Cavalier Open

Hey everyone, The Academic Competition Club at the University of Virginia is holding its Second Annual Cavalier Open on February 12. Due to a bunch of teams registering in the last few days, we are going to need more moderators. If anyone in the area would like to moderate at our tournament, we will...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

Only four days remain to register for the Cavalier Open, though with 29 teams, I may cap the field at 32. Here is the current field: Bassett 1 Benedictine 1 Blake 1 Blue Ridge School 1 Charlottesville 1 Covenant 1 Dorman 2 Dupont Manual 4 J.E.B. Stuart 1 Lancaster 1 Loudon County 1 Mills Godwin 2 Ri...
by mps4a_mps4a
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the Cavalier Open II is a week away (Feb. 5). If you are planning on registering, please email me at msaxby@virginia.edu ASAP. So far, we've got 25-30 teams registered (depending on some VHSL stuff), including Richard Montgomery, Gov School, Dupont M...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Pre-Nationals" Tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

well, i wouldn't say it was totally by chance last year, mike. A member of our team last year thought he could get some of the really good out of state teams for the Cav Classic (our fall tournament). That fell though, but some promising emails from some of those teams made us decide to try to make ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

yeah, it was unfortuante about Princeton using that set. It didn't click with us until about a month ago, and by then it was too late to change the set satisfactorily. Chanman, is there a VHSL website that says when the dates were going to be? Or if not, how do you guys find out about the dates? We ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: World Quizzing Championships?
Replies: 3
Views: 3153

World Quizzing Championships?

Does anyone know anything about this: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/15119 ? I googled it and found a few crappy websites, but was too lazy to really investigate. Does someone know anything about this, or anyone who's done anything with it? And how does one become a "a professional q...
by mps4a_mps4a
Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

I'm just writing to confirm that we will be using IS-46. A list of tournaments that have used or will use that set are here: http://www.naqt.com/assigned-packet-sets.jsp.

Thanks, and look forward to seeing many of you there. [/url]
by mps4a_mps4a
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9198

Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005

The Academic Competition Club at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce that the Second Annual Cavalier Open will be held February 12, 2005, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last year's tournament was considered one of the most talent-heavy pre-Nationals tournament, and featured many of the ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Keeping a Team Alive
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Some tactics you might employ: 1) We had a girl on our team who went to two or three tournaments, probably answering a total of five questions. She was from deep Southwest Virginia; one our way to the first tournament of the year, she mentioned that this was the first time she'd been north of Virgin...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22842

There are bunch of pet peeves that I could probably come up with given more time, but off the top of my head, two things that annoy the hell out of me are the overemphasis on Herman Melville and William Dean Howells Thank you- those are two of my biggest annoyances, especially Howells. He's just no...
by mps4a_mps4a
Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2004-2005 Predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 14108

Everyone's got the overall championship pretty covered, it seems like. For UG- unless there's some super undergrad team out there I don't know about, I can't imagine someone who's not Harvard or Weiner winning UG. It will probably drop quite a bit after that. I think we (Virginia) could get third UG...
by mps4a_mps4a
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grad School / Post-College Plans For Seniors et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 5609

I *may* be applying to Teach for America (actually, if anyone on this board either has done it, or had a relative/close friend who did it, and had a good experience with it, please email me, cause I'd like to talk to you/them), and if I apply and get in, and the school I take education classes from ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any events near Baltimore/DC on 1/29, 2/12, or 2/26/05?
Replies: 6
Views: 3714

i believe i remember the folks from richard montgomery sending a team to the cav classic and a team to another area in Maryland (may have been Howard). I know we'll be trying to make it a big pre-Nationals tournament drawing from a lot of different schools again this year, so with any luck we'll be ...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10716

In reading this, I had an idea that might be interesting if someone was willing to try it: NAQT charges money for the use of their high school level sets. People are complaining, saying these sets generally weaken the collegiate game for everyone involved. Matt says he is adding his voice to a choru...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 57979

ballsofsteele Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:33 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I just found out a few days ago that I'm in at UT-Knoxville, Virginia Tech, and UVA. Right now I'm kind of torn between Va Tech and UVA, but I think I'm going...
by mps4a_mps4a
Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26579

is there a way you could include a field for a link to full stats on the team's homepage?
by mps4a_mps4a
Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 70969

thanks for the post about Virginia, but we did lose a few too many times to make me feel comfortable in our getting a bid... and what's more, I don't know if we actually can get in ahead of VA Tech, Delaware, and Columbia because of the circle of death pain. But on a more important note, when does N...
by mps4a_mps4a
Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 43867

We have two people on our team who were very good in high school and are now, unsuprisingly, very good in college. Sidarth from TJ was the high scorer in Division 2 last week (the second highest scorer was a third year, I believe), and he was the second highest scorer on our team when we won ACF Fal...