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by ClemsonQB
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8114

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

I wasn't able to stay for the playoffs, but I believe there was a three way tie between Dorman A, Dorman B, and Southside (all with one loss) after prelims.
by ClemsonQB
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8114

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Mariya from Dorman beat Sam from Dorman in the finals of the lit singles tournament. I believe the score was 200-100.
by ClemsonQB
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8114

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Due to many recent drops, the Saturday team event will not be happening. However, the Saturday night lit and Sunday team tournaments will still be occurring.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6430

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:
Eric Huff wrote: Wilson High School
Just curious, where is this school from? I used to go to a school with that name.
Its in Florence.
by ClemsonQB
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Academic credit
Replies: 19
Views: 6758

Re: Academic credit

As an aside, one of the rumors we always heard during my high school quizbowl days is that teams from "the South" who were good had special classes where they studied quizbowl. This statement was generally lodged in a defamatory matter to explain the inherent unfairness in the victory of these team...
by ClemsonQB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37420

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:I would definitely say not to rent a car, and instead ride the train.
I agree. Having driven through Chicago traffic before, trust me, this isn't something you want to do. Plus, renting a car would be more expensive anyway.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37420

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Personally I've found the Navy Pier to be overrated. However, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Second City never fail to impress (and I've been to both four times). In fact, when I'm in town for the ICT in April, its very likely I'll be returning to these places.
by ClemsonQB
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Clemson (2/20/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: ACF Regionals at Clemson (2/20/10)

Field update?
by ClemsonQB
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19053

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

It started to snow in Clemson about 30 minutes ago, but its still 37° here.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6430

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

Hey is anything happening in the state of SC regarding high school quizbowl besides Dorman and Southside. Have that many teams fallen completely off the map? (James Island, Spartanburg, Southside Christian) I seem to remember Southside Christian playing fairly well at the Cav Challenge when they we...
by ClemsonQB
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 8991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

The stats look much more accurate now, at least on our end.

We're actually going to be using the MUT set for the Saturday of our Weekend of Quizbowl in March, which is solely for high school.
by ClemsonQB
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19053

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Please don't actually try to run a paperless tournament. In theory, they're great for the environment and all that, but in reality, they make the tournament take much longer. Not really. I've been to paper tournaments lasting till 6 in high school, and we've hosted paperless tournaments that have h...
by ClemsonQB
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19053

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Please don't actually try to run a paperless tournament. In theory, they're great for the environment and all that, but in reality, they make the tournament take much longer.
by ClemsonQB
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8114

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Looking at the field, is this tournament still going to happen? As the tournament is still 2 months out, I'm sure there are teams (like mine) that are thinking about it/planning things and have yet to register. Also, the field hasn't been updated in a month so that might have something to do with t...
by ClemsonQB
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?
Replies: 19
Views: 9761

Re: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?

I have to acknowledge Mr. Barry and Mr. Huff, as they have both run tournaments with 100+ teams very smoothly.
by ClemsonQB
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8495

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Aside from that, the power marks seemed to be placed at appropriate points I disagree in a technical sense. Most of the powers in this tournament were placed at the end of sentences, or before words like "the." In the big picture, perhaps power placement doesn't matter all that much, but like all t...
by ClemsonQB
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 20449

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

How would flying to Savannah be in any way fiscally possible for most teams? I think Atlanta or Nashville make the most sense if HSNCT were to be held in the Southeast, but why is it so pressing to move it away from Chicago? Economically it makes a lot of sense to keep it there. Personally, I went t...
by ClemsonQB
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)

We might be going to this tournament with some sort of team, but a problem is that three out of our four varsity players will probably be going to the Language declamation the same day at Clemson, which takes place in Daniel Hall (this might be the same place you're having your tournament). We're j...
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

I did write all the history, so all the blame should be directed at me. With normal 1x1 margins, I counted no 11 liners. I wrote a good many questions over the 8 line-mark, and realize that I should have cut some clues here and there to make them shorter. I'm sorry that I didn't get around to doing ...
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

So, if you George, a main writer on the set, are perfectly content admitting that you deviated wildly from the announced guidelines, then you need to stop god damn arguing about how it can be a good thing to ask 12 line tossups in a set that announced an 8 line cap and instead just admit you did it...
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

I'd like to know which questions Mike and Jerry are referring to. Email me at grstevens89@gmail.com
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

The point of having longer questions isn't better conversion, its to have more clues, and thus theoretically better differentiation between teams. I don't think anyone disputes this. I'm pretty sure Ben's point is the correlation between chosen tossup length and difficulty of the answers to those t...
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote:http://results.scobo.net/BrandeisQuizbowl/THUNDER09 will give you stats. Sorry for the delay!
Wow, Bruce, 35:3 P/N ratio. I think "good job" is an understatement.
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

The point of having longer questions isn't better conversion, its to have more clues, and thus theoretically better differentiation between teams.
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Realistic assesment of difficulty
Replies: 27
Views: 4497

Re: Realistic assesment of difficulty

The music tossups at THUNDER were indeed very difficult; some of them would be among the harder questions at a 2009-vintage nationals. I felt that this was not true for the music bonuses, which if anything tended to be easier than other subjects on average, mostly due to the general lack of a "fuck...
by ClemsonQB
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

I'll cc Ben.
by ClemsonQB
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)
Replies: 34
Views: 10603

Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:How long has THUNDER been happening?
This is the inaugural edition of THUNDER.
by ClemsonQB
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20019

Re: EFT Discussion

I found repeats to be a pretty big issue, notably two bonuses which appeared twice, but also more subtle instances of repeats. Also, forty-five minute rounds is way too long for beginning players. Otherwise, this was a great set which I enjoyed quite a lot.
by ClemsonQB
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12269

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

As little as I care for trash, 1/1(if that) is not nearly as harmful as stuff like kiddie lit shoving out academic lit. Our time would be better spent getting rid of that and related issues. Our time would be better spent getting rid of no more than a handful of questions per tournament than 1/1 pe...
by ClemsonQB
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 34
Views: 4933

Re: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats

Cheynem wrote:I'm not entirely sure I'll be at Nats, but I want to, and I want some required geography.
by ClemsonQB
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

No one knows yet if Clemson is hosting THUNDER, but I'm working on figuring out if its possible.
by ClemsonQB
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzers, advice, life
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Buzzers, advice, life

dtaylor4 wrote:
Charbroil wrote:I didn't realize he was an established board user--my apologies.
Check his joined date, maybe?
And or the fact that when he created this thread, he had more total posts than Charles.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Tournaments Map
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Fall Tournaments Map

While we might like to host THUNDER, it hasn't been discussed yet as a team (something that should change at our meeting tonight), and so it obviously hasn't been cleared with the administration yet.

Thanks for doing this though, George, it makes things simpler.
by ClemsonQB
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon
Replies: 24
Views: 2255

Re: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon

I don't know that that is the greatest idea - if a player knows a lot about a topic, then what's the point in writing on it? You completely missed the point of Ethan's post. You're confusing "write down" with write questions on. By "write down", Ethan means that when going through packets on a play...
by ClemsonQB
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you think of this study method?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: What do you think of this study method?

Studying methods like this take a lot of work (which is mainly reviewing what you know), but I've found nothing more effective. I did read packets to get the information to make the flashcards, though.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 2204

Re: Distribution

Well, usually history is grouped into "US", "European" and "World". The ACF distribution ratio for history is 1 US, 3 European/Canada/Australia and 1 World, so you might expand that to a full twenty tossup set. However, for a history-only tournament, this is probably far too little US and World.
by ClemsonQB
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24258

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

It wasn't directly plagarized from WoQ (if it was plagarizing). This is what WoQ had: Types of this include Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye and Amethyst, and it exhibits piezoelectricity, for 10 points each: [10] Name this mineral with a Mohs hardness of 7. ANSWER: Quartz [10] Quartz is at the bottom of th...
by ClemsonQB
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24258

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

Another Bonus on PACE Set 2 Packet 2 Related Tossup/Bonus 6 Bonus: This diagram explains why certain minerals form near other minerals. For 10 points each: [10] Name this tuning fork-shaped diagram with quartz at its bottom. It has a continuous and a discontinuous branch. ANSWER: Bowen’s Reaction S...
by ClemsonQB
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 6900

Re: ACE Camp

The Mt. St. Mary's camp was eliminated because the attendance, IIRC, fell way short of the other camps and was thus much less sustainable.
by ClemsonQB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Military History Side Event

Since “Zach and George Stevens” are in the habit of making claims without any conference whatsoever, I’ll post the changes to details listed above which I believe will make this a much more enjoyable experience for everybody. The event can be held at any event in the latter half of the 2009-2010 sea...
by ClemsonQB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17558

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

I agree, Amit. Hopefully I'll host the southeastern mirror, and we may try to get another mirror in MS, LA or TX. If Clemson is able to host, it would have to be on the 24th because of the football schedule.
by ClemsonQB
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Military History Side Event

IMO, your distribution is way too heavily weighted towards the 20th century (it will probably be pretty difficult to write that many questions on it). As others have suggested, you should also have a set geographical distribution. And another thing: Since when did the middle ages end in 1700? Also, ...
by ClemsonQB
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidality and novice leadins
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

Re: Pyramidality and novice leadins

Well, yes, if you're going to write about the field of battle at Antietam, the bridge should likely be included. I was just pointing out that calling it Burnside's Bridge in that context is anachronistic. Perhaps others don't have a problem with that, but I would rather see something like ..."and L...
by ClemsonQB
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 9569

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

ihavenoidea wrote:this is ignorance speaking
Its pretty important that some of the Germanic tribes (Goths, Vandals, Visigoths) converted to Arian Christianity, and not Catholicism right off because this created a good bit of conflict.
by ClemsonQB
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9762

Re: Next Year

South Carolina: Much of the Southside team is returning. They are a very strong team, as evidenced by their placement at NSC. James Island and Dorman lose a lot of seniors, I'm pretty sure, but they have strong programs and will no doubt continue to be competitive. Dorman's A team this year consist...
by ClemsonQB
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3116

Re: Geography Monstrosity discussion

To Mike, Steven and Ted: This tournament was edited solely by me, so all the blame for its shortcomings should be aimed at me. And Ted, feel free to criticize the questions even if you didn't write any, because I can always use the feedback.
by ClemsonQB
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 34562

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Sir Thopas wrote:Oh snap, there was a Laurence Sterne question? Awesome, can I see? Thanks.
Same for me, but sub in The Lusiads for Sterne.
by ClemsonQB
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 5270

Re: Studying Geography

One suggestion I would have to getting better at geography is to look over the Geography Monstrosity Questions. They haven't been posted yet, but they will be soon. As for getting better at geography. I would recommend memorizing as much information as you can. States, capitals, lakes, rivers, bodi...