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by ragnarok2012
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Packets for High School
Replies: 13
Views: 3626

Re: Science Packets for High School

This may be obvious, but I find this helps with all topics. Reading and learning from science bonuses of higher level questions like ACF potentially can help quite a bit during tossups. Edit: I realize that isn't a science packet so here is my contribution to this thread: http://quizbowl.stanford.ed...
by ragnarok2012
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11551

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

These stats matter not. I alone had 27(?) powers and that didn't get my team any higher than Dorman B. As its been said before, games are won on 10s, not 15s. I see your point and I also say that bonus conversion is huge. But to your point, Dorman B had 75 normal tossups (10s) and GDS had 86 normal...
by ragnarok2012
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11551

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

Thomas wrote:Doesn't Dorman return a whole team that took 4th at NAQT?
Right, I am just going by stats as I said. I still think GDS should be in top 10, but not as high as Dorman.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11551

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

Unless someone mistakenly a) thought people had not graduated or b) thought this was a Post Nationals Poll Edit: I will say that I disagee with GDS being that low since they return almost 100 ppg and a combined 38 powers, while Dorman A returns 32 powers and about 100 ppg (looking at only HSNCT stat...
by ragnarok2012
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12487

Re: Next Year

James Island looks to be the best team with pretty much everyone returning. Granted they didn't go to NAQT, but i think that was the coaches decision. I was fairly certain that James Island was graduating 2 seniors, namely, the two who did all the scoring. No, im pretty sure Travis P. and Rafe are ...
by ragnarok2012
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12487

Re: Next Year

yada yada, as of now, Dorman and Wilmington look in good position. I am sure TJ can pull it off and with Daichi's dedication, WJ can easily make top 4 if not 3 . Gonzaga will be crazy with Puma and so will RM. Since i can't really talk about other regions, ill talk a bit about the south a bit. James...
by ragnarok2012
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6647

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Does the name of the tournament indicate its question category? I think some of my teammates would be very interested in a all humanities tournament.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45694

Re: DC/Metro Area 2007-08

Come to think of it, at the moment most of the teams people would consider to be contenders for next year - TJ, Charter, Dorman, even WJ and Hunter - are at the moment viewed by 90% of the quizbowl community as one-man armies. The problem is the other 3 members of each of these teams next year are ...
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

Just want to congratulate Chattahoochee and Brookwood for making the playoffs at PACE. With that field, that is something to be proud off.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 12233

Re: Players

aestheteboy wrote:Told you all Shantanu was the best.
Nothing against Shantanu, but for a general player, I would without hesitation choose Charlie Dees or Dalles Simmons.

Edit: forgot to put Kurtis Droge in there- 44 powers? amazing. 66 normal tossups? absolute beast. shame he didn't go to PACE.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45694

Re: DC/Metro Area 2007-08

I am not from this region, but next year, with Naren, Henry, Daichi, Dan Puma, and the guy from RM returning, all the respective teams are easily in my top 15 if not 10. Those are 5 individuals who could easily put the hurt on any team by themselves, and they still have a year to go.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 17942

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Hopper wrote:TJ vs. Whitman in the final
god, espn live would be greatly appreciated right now.
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 17942

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

leftsaidfred wrote:Semi-finals are Dorman vs. TJ and Charter vs. Walt Whitman.
Whats going on? Any results?
by ragnarok2012
Sun May 18, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 11867

Re: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?

The Jim Garrick coached Dorman teams of the early 1990s took on all comers including TJ and Maggie Walker and kept on winning. Its hard in any "greatest ever" discussion to compare teams across the ages because situations change (question difficulty, types of questions, touraments available). Howev...
by ragnarok2012
Tue May 06, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

Hey Chattahoochee is going to NAQT? I thought you guys couldn't make it. Thats pretty cool. Hope GA can make some sort of showing this year.
by ragnarok2012
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of High School Quizbowl
Replies: 81
Views: 23421

Re: Evolution of High School Quizbowl

A problem that we have is that if we push our freshmen to work to get better, they will quit. And our seniors and juniors are just as lazy that pushing would not change their mind. If schools do not have people who care to put the time in, then why let them get slaughtered in high level tournaments?
by ragnarok2012
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rule # 7
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Rule # 7

Since Matt Weiner locked the other thread Basic Rules for this forum 7) Basic civility is required. If you don't like Avery because he writes short questions, that is your problem. If you had said that you locked down the thread because the discussion is stupid, that would have made sense. But you s...
by ragnarok2012
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My withdrawal from the Missouri market
Replies: 27
Views: 4127

Re: My withdrawal from the Missouri market

I could see that if he had written something along the lines of "As someone who has had this contract in the past, I know how difficult it is to fulfill their standards etc etc", I could see that. The really egregious thing that keyed the response & ban is that it seems like every time Bryce makes ...
by ragnarok2012
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Subject Distribution
Replies: 38
Views: 10517

Re: NAQT Subject Distribution

The NAQT Distribution is: Geography 7.0% General Knowledge / Mixed 5.5% Popular Culture 7.5% Sports 4.0% I am not sure what General knowledge is (can someone tell me? or give me an example?). Btw, the non academic subjects make up almost a a fifth of all questions. What is the benefit of making a t...
by ragnarok2012
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8762

Re: Frequency lists

Here's something I've always wondered: has anyone ever gotten a music question about a work based on information about chord changes and movements and all that technical stuff? Or to rephrase that, have any of you ever? Ive buzzed in all the time on "the flute beginning" (something like that ) clue...
by ragnarok2012
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8762

Re: Frequency lists

To almost mimic alex, I used to get the list of works and try to write 3 lines about them just to describe them. For questions about art pieces usually what they ask is what you see, but from less detailed to the obvious. All I'm saying is, this seems way more helpful (and fulfilling in a non-QB se...
by ragnarok2012
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8762

Re: Frequency lists

ex, the woman in the back are crying... FTP, name this David work about three Roman brothers... ex, helped arouse support for the Greek Revolution. I hope this isn't supposed to be the same painting. its the mona lisa of course... ill put the names up for people who may not have seen these. 1. Oath...
by ragnarok2012
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8762

Re: Frequency lists

To almost mimic alex, I used to get the list of works and try to write 3 lines about them just to describe them. For questions about art pieces usually what they ask is what you see, but from less detailed to the obvious. ex, the woman in the back are crying... FTP, name this David work about three ...
by ragnarok2012
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8762

Re: Frequency lists

Well the plan is over the summer, to use the carleton lit database to study (along with ace stuff) its the art and music, that I feel are lacking in pure volume of titles that come up. Look around and you will several large collections of lit lists and music and art lists. http://www.studystack.com...
by ragnarok2012
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

I've seen enough Varsity predictions; anyone have any predictions for the JV championship next month? I've noticed that some teams that have very strong varsity teams and relatively weak JV team, or vice-versa. Do you think any of the top schools that have a shot to win the Varsity championship hav...
by ragnarok2012
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

Re: GATA state

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:
Would you like for me to move this topic over to theory?
Since this is GA state, I ask that you keep in the GA section please.
by ragnarok2012
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

I agree with Charlie on that point. I also don't see the problem with doing 20Tu and 20 bonuses. Yes, someone said it adds variety, but the benefit of a more balanced round seems to outweigh that. To me, theres nothing wrong with doing all the bonuses.
by ragnarok2012
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

The 20 TU/bonus rounds is superior to the 1/2 bonus rounds they use at State. Of course, I might be biased since our team did lose several rounds due to this format. However, I remember at least two rounds in which our team scored more toss-ups than the other team and 30'd most of the bonuses that ...
by ragnarok2012
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:So at State last year, the first half didn't have bonuses? Was there a reason why they did that?
my wild guess is that Mr. Barry wanted to try to simulate a 4 quarters tournament instead of the reviled 20TU/Bonus. :smile:
by ragnarok2012
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon PACE - Results (2/17/08)
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

swwFCqb wrote:He means we played 7 in the related tossup/bonus round, 7 in the category quiz round, and 7 in the stretch round for a total of 21 questions each game. I think you guys are confusing his definition of round.
I certainly was. I was wondering how he scored 94 ppg on 7 questions...
by ragnarok2012
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 12233

1. Dalles Simmons

2. Dorman A

3. NAQT
by ragnarok2012
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman HS NAQT "Season Ender" - (5/10/08)
Replies: 13
Views: 2446

Re: Dorman HS NAQT "Season Ender" - (5/10/08)

Eric Huff wrote:On May 10, 2008 Dorman High School will be hosting the First Annual "Season Ender" NAQT tournament.

Right in the middle of AP exams...
by ragnarok2012
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9164

It doesn't make anything more interesting. Lloyd Bush needs to learn to write pyramidal questions that reward the best team. A team like Brookwood should not be getting eliminated this early in the tournament. Like many trivia shows, you can't have long in depth pyramidal tossups for the common pub...
by ragnarok2012
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: curious
Replies: 1
Views: 748

curious

I am just curious as to what happened to Lakeside (WA) after 2005 HSNCT? As in how they have been doing and such. Not sure how active quizbowl is in WA.
by ragnarok2012
Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32167

something about adopting a child..

my teammate : "Angelina Jolie"
answer : Pearl S. Buck


Not hearing the year clue or nationality of said child
by ragnarok2012
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5160

When and where are full stats going to be available?
by ragnarok2012
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58007

Also, Chattahoochee, Brookwood, and Walton are rated 13, 15, and 18, respectively, in the national rankings. What does everyone think about this? No offense to Chattahoochee, Brookwood, Walton, or Norcross, but I think those rankings are skewed because to me, it seems the teams up North or in the m...
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 4869

edit: should and want to know. im never going to read up on Shostakovich. That's your loss. Classical music is not my forte, and I dislike the idea of studying something just for the sake of quizbowl. Shostakovich is an example of someone I have no interest in and personally, i can't force myself t...
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 4869

If the answers are things I should and want to know in depth, I write it down and look it up either that day or later. If I know that trying to look something up ( symphony fantastique) would bore me to death or would be mostly lost on me (fermat's last theorem), I write down the the answer then wri...
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: newbie questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

newbie questions

Hi, I was wondering if anyone would like to read my questions and provide some feedback. I am not associated with any group or anything. Just looking for constructive criticism. If you would, please email me or leave me a message for me to email you at sepiroth 911 at yahoo dott com They are all lit...
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

how does PACE raise enough money?
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

36 is much less than 160. that tough huh?
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

Wait, PACE is invitation, but they take less teams than NAQT? or are the playoffs more selective?
by ragnarok2012
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

national tournament comparison

I am new to this and have not found a previous topic. What is the main difference in questions of NAQT and PACE national tournaments?
by ragnarok2012
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14279

I am curious to how much entry of one team into PACE would cost.
by ragnarok2012
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: B teams
Replies: 9
Views: 3256

I would say to the doormat theory that they have to start somewhere. If everyone was afraid of losing, no one would be playing. Its better to be a doormat in your earlier years instead of getting crushed when it counts. I remember after our team was blown out, our coach motivated us to get better. I...