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by intothenegs
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 34
Views: 4849

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

I like places. Perhaps I'll be at ACF Nats.
by intothenegs
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9682

Re: Next Year

Isn't JM graduating Wo, Matt, and Chuhern? I've never seen their B team, but this year's A team was very good, so that's definitely a lot to lose. Indeed- Wo, Matt, and I are graduating. Dylan Vasey is the only member of this year's A team who will still be around next year, although JM returns 3/4...
by intothenegs
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17182

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

PACE NSC Round 10 wrote:This work is Chopin’s opus 10, number one, and musically depicts the Russian capture of Warsaw in 1831.
ANSWER: the Revolutionary Etude
This should be Opus 10, No. 12.
by intothenegs
Sun May 17, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Of course half of the field is going to score over 20 ppb; half of your field is Maggie Walker, GDS, Walter Johnson, Gonzaga, Walt Whitman and TJ A, who are all teams likely to go deep into the playoffs at whatever nationals they go to. I suppose that's the point; a set intended for nationwide dist...
by intothenegs
Sun May 17, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

I'm glad everyone enjoyed this tournament; I believe the rest of my team also enjoyed taking part in this event, and so hopefully this will become an annual thing for JM. I don't know if the Latin teacher had moderated before, but I thought he did an especially nice job of reading. You should get hi...
by intothenegs
Sat May 16, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

I have Stats for the Preliminaries, but the stats for the playoffs/consolations on a teammate's laptop, so those will hopefully be up in sometime early next week. Prelim stats: http://results.scobo.net/jamesmonroeaqt I'd like to extend a number of verg big thank yous: to Dan Goff and George Berry, w...
by intothenegs
Thu May 14, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Could someone from TJ give me a name/email address for who I should send information to about format/directions and such?
by intothenegs
Tue May 12, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 5780

Re: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)

I'd like a copy of the packets, too, if that's alright- chwang3326 at gmail dot com.
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

The conventional wisdom is to have a one-game final if the top two teams are tied, an advantaged final if a team has a one-game advantage (so, say, 6-0 versus 5-1), and no final if a team finishes two or more games ahead. This sounds extraordinarily reasonable. I will definitely adopt the one-game ...
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

The current plan for this tournament, if we end up with 18 teams, is to divide into three preliminary brackets of six, and then rebracket after lunch with the top two teams from each prelim bracket advancing into a playoff bracket of six. If any team goes undefeated in the playoff bracket, they wil...
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Anti-Climacus wrote:When did Whitman drop off the "expressed interest" list? I assume we are on the waitlist now.
Sorry- that was my mistake, I somehow deleted Whitman when I was making that previous post.
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

We've now hit our field cap of 18 teams- if you'd still like to register, we'll put you on the waitlist and contact you if we can either find more moderators/rooms or if any teams drop. Registered (18): Chancellor (1 buzzer) Churchill (2) (1 buzzer) G. C. Marshall (1 buzzer) Georgetown Day School (2...
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

We have 7 readers right now- if you can help out, that'd be great!
by intothenegs
Thu May 07, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

We're either at our cap already or are 2 teams away from reaching it, so if you plan on attending, your team should register soon! Teams that register now will be put on our waitlist while I check on tentative B teams and on the availability of more rooms and moderators. The current plan for this to...
by intothenegs
Wed May 06, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Field bump with 10 days until the tournament! If you plan on attending, please register soon so that we can start working out a schedule/format. Also, if someone from the unaffiliated St. Anselm's team can send me an email to confirm that you're coming, that'd be great. Registered (14-16): Chancello...
by intothenegs
Tue May 05, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

ColJade wrote:Due to certain events going on at our school that day, our coach may be unable to come. In that case, would it be possible to pay for it ourselves and come unaffiliated?
Yes- that's fine.
by intothenegs
Fri May 01, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 51619

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Any and all contributions from people who won’t be playing would be much appreciated. And I am pretty sure I’ll write an editor’s packet, but if not, help writing replacements would be fine by me. Sounds good! My email is chwang3326 at gmail dot com- if you would like me to write anything, shoot me...
by intothenegs
Fri May 01, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28186

Re: ACF distribution

I think that a geography question, if done well, can reward knowledge that doesn't come straight from an almanac or atlas. Just as literature tossups have moved from name-dropping and title-dropping early to giving plot details and such earlier on, geography tossups can move atlas clues more towards...
by intothenegs
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 51619

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I will not be at the HSNCT, but I'd like to contribute questions to this tournament- if there are any teams that are willing to let a high school student relatively inexperienced at writing to write some geography for their packet, I'd like to do it.
by intothenegs
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Field bump. There is now only two and a half weeks until this tournament- register now to play against an excellent field on high-quality questions! Registered (9-11): Chancellor (1 buzzer) Churchill (2) G. C. Marshall (1 buzzer) Georgetown Day School (1-2) Gonzaga (1 buzzer) Mercersburg Academy (1-...
by intothenegs
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9406

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

James Monroe wants in- I'll get my coach to email you tomorrow, hopefully.
by intothenegs
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Field bump. This tournament will be happening in just a little over three weeks- sign up soon for some excellent HSAPQ questions and a strong field! Registered (6-7): Chancellor (1 buzzer) G. C. Marshall (1 buzzer) Gonzaga (1 buzzer) Mercersburg Academy (1-2) (1 buzzer) Spotswood (1 buzzer) South La...
by intothenegs
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Thread bump. This tournament will now tentatively be using HSAPQ's ACF-4 set. There's been a slight change in pricing due to our change in question source. Field: Registered: G. C. Marshall (1 buzzer) Gonzaga (1 buzzer) Mercersburg Academy (1-2) (1 buzzer) South Lakes (1 buzzer) Expressed Interest: ...
by intothenegs
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17366

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

I will be attending the University of Virginia, and it's fairly likely I'll be playing there.
by intothenegs
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15821

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

I'm too lazy to look through all the posts made before me, but if no one's expressed interest in editing geography I'd certainly be willing to do that (though I've never really had experience editing).
by intothenegs
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

This is still happening, no? We're looking into it, but we'd either go to this or to UMaryland's the week prior (if they move it from Mother's Day to Saturday). This tournament is indeed still on. Also, if you are planning on attending, it'd be really helpful to express interest/sign up early so we...
by intothenegs
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15821

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

I'll write some stuff that's not trash.
by intothenegs
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15821

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

I'm interested in making some contributions to this.
by intothenegs
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County
Replies: 47
Views: 6438

Re: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County

I'd like to thank Rappahannock County for putting on this tournament today. There were a number of problems with scheduling and moderators, but overall, this was a good job for a team putting on it's first tournament. I did feel that some moderators spent more time talking to teams than actually rea...
by intothenegs
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

James Monroe High School (Fredericksburg, VA) will be hosting the Monroe Academic TournamenT (MATT) on Saturday, May 16. The tournament will be using HSAPQ's ACF-4 set; we will now aim to offer all teams attending at least 10 games. Tournament format will depend on the field size- most likely, there...
by intothenegs
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45396

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Will there powers for the Sunday MUT mirror?
by intothenegs
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA) is considering running a house-written tournament in either late April or mid-May. Since a majority of the Saturdays between now and PACE are claimed, our choices seem few and we may run a Sunday tournament- so vote on a date that you would prefer. Once I get detail...
by intothenegs
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 4003

Re: VHSL State results

Hey, so correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Magister Ludi an acceptable alternative for The Glass Bead Game? I got negged on that because apparently the Glass Bead Game was the only acceptable title. This is something that seems to happen all the time. I sat there through half the question trying to...
by intothenegs
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 4003

Re: VHSL State results

Hey, so correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Magister Ludi an acceptable alternative for The Glass Bead Game? I got negged on that because apparently the Glass Bead Game was the only acceptable title.
by intothenegs
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16710

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

TJ won AAA VHSL States, with MLWGS taking second. The internet tells me Rappahanock won A, and I spoke to Chuhern as he was headed to the finals of AA, but I don't know the result of that game nor do I have any official results beyond AAA 1 and 2, since there wasn't a big meeting at the end like la...
by intothenegs
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16710

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I'll give my two cents about this, I suppose. I haven't really played any major single A teams this year, so I don't know too well how that division will turn out. However, Rappahannock County put some admirable numbers reaching the finals of CSI and doing well at EQUINE, so I think they have the be...
by intothenegs
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 9679

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Yeah, I'd like to echo Naren in saying that this was a great tournament. It was efficiently run and the questions were for the most part, fantastic; the readers were good, too. Congrats to Gov and TJ on their excellent performances today, and to WJ and Hunter for producing such a high quality set.
by intothenegs
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6411

Re: VHSL Results

The AA Region I Tournament was today. I don't have scores or even results for many of the matches, but the top 3 teams were: 1. James Monroe 2. York 3. Grafton James Monroe and York will both advance to AA States. I'll try and update this as soon as I can get my hands on those scores from today. Que...
by intothenegs
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16710

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

The AA Region I Tournament will be next Wednesday, February 4 at Poquoson High School.

Round 1 pairings:
James Monroe vs. Grafton
New Kent vs. Nottoway
King George vs. Park View
York vs. Powhatan
by intothenegs
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6411

Re: Results

Mr. Pickrell, do you have results from the rest of Group AA Region I?
by intothenegs
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 9679

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

James Monroe is expressing interest- most likely one team and one buzzer set, if we can get funding.
by intothenegs
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156405

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Umm... I'm fairly sure Avery is also using those tossups for the VHSL set, might not want to post them yet.
by intothenegs
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL-HSAPQ Partnership
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: VHSL-HSAPQ Partnership

This is incredibly amazing.
by intothenegs
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16710

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

The Battlefield District Tournament was today. Questions were an improvement, as they weren't as horrible as the regular season questions, but they weren't really great either. Still, I'd like to thank Mr. Pickrell for producing at least a relatively decent set. Results: Round 1 Chancellor d. Caroli...
by intothenegs
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9543

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

Anyway, still... point remains: if these are "introduction" packets, how can they qualify as "bona fide" tournaments with full qualification status, etc.?... I also think that Caesar Rodney Guy makes an excellent point here - if these sets aren't supposed to be played by elite players, then they sh...
by intothenegs
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9543

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

I hope something becomes of people talking about writing an easy academic pyramidal tournament besides one occurrence of HAVOC, but this is what we have right now. If there were several sets out there that were better than A Sets, then we could talk about how to encourage more novice teams to take ...
by intothenegs
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9543

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

Other than the HAVOC set on quizbowlpackets.com, where else can i get samples or further information on them? HAVOC was a tournament run by Gov last year to introduce teams that played mainly their local formats to good pyramidal quizbowl. The set on qbpackets is the only HAVOC set that currently e...
by intothenegs
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9543

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

My kids (the younger ones) tell me A Sets are easier, but there are less clues to the questions and sometimes they get in buzzer races right at the end. It's exactly what i would say if i were playing now as well. However they may "enjoy" them more just because they do better at them instead of the...
by intothenegs
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9543

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

Then what's a better introduction? Again, keeping in mind the majority of starting players are not geniuses that go to Charter or Hunter or Gonzaga... how would you introduce it to curious public high school players who don't have any superstud seniors to guide them? Well, A-sets aren't necessarily...