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by Kaisuopai
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 4290

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at Harvard (11/14/10)

Is it too late for MIT to confirm about sending 1 team?
by Kaisuopai
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14646

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

MIT would like to attend with two teams.

Will confirm in days to come.
by Kaisuopai
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals
Replies: 20
Views: 2749

Re: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals

How did that happen? Is this freshman a moderator at NAC, question writer, etc.? Said freshman states that he was hired to coordinate Q-Unlimited's regional and national tournaments, or something of the sort. Somewhat more importantly, he told me that Chip Beall has apparently stepped down in favor...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16557

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

As a reader, I just want to thank whoever put in that Mega Man TU, and for the people who made this packet readable enough for a first-time moderator. There were several bugs that we stumbled over, notably the two TU repeats and the bonus which went "this Swedish ______" and then proceeded to ask fo...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals
Replies: 20
Views: 2749

MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals

Hi all, I'm an MIT freshman who is filling in for Grace as tentative "president" of the MIT QB club. I recently received a request from another freshman, who works for Q-Unlimited, asking whether the MIT QB team could reserve some rooms for Q-Unlimited to host a regionals tournament at MIT. Correct ...
by Kaisuopai
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24343

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Jerry,

I think MIT'll be arriving at 7:50-8:00 after all. Thanks for being accommodating. :o

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24343

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Jerry, Yeah, sorry about the buzzers - Grace says that Harvard actually has our buzzers, although if Andrew Watkins isn't sure about that, then I don't know where they went. D: Thanks for being willing to go pick us up, btw. Also, I was wondering...would arriving in the Providence train station at 8...
by Kaisuopai
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24343

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Hi, Jerry, Dennis, MIT will hopefully be bringing one team, but no staffers and probably no buzzers (I haven't seen a single buzzer here since I started practicing, so...). Also, I have two questions. One, will it be possible to pick up ~4 MIT players from the Providence train station around 8 AM, a...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 34494

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Perhaps I should be more clear; the Ancient Mariner lit question was the only one that stood out to me, because I was not playing that round and could remember the questions better. I'm certain I got more Lit tossups than that one I missed, and that they were good literature, but they were obscured ...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 34494

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Regarding the literature discussion in this tournament: I'm our team's ostensible lit player, and the only thing I took away from this tournament was the fact that I missed the only decent lit tossup (the Ancient Mariner) because my team had a bye that round, and that roughly every other round I pla...
by Kaisuopai
Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

From SCIENCE, and Dwight's pretty sure it's the last time this packet'll be used so I believe him.

Off a clue about "Carlos":

Teammate: "THE BOURNE IDENTITY."
Answer: The Sun Also Rises

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Fri May 01, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17532

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

This is my final answer. I am actually going to MIT and fully intend to play quizbowl there. Sorry, Caltech. .>. ...also, does anyone know how I could get in contact with current MIT players, short of stalking them on the forums? I know Dwight or someone posted a link to contacting college players, ...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 19964

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

Moderators must be “performers” for the spectators, while at the same time representing authority to the contestants and knowledge to everyone (even though that knowledge may only be the information held in the hand.) You have no idea...there are decent moderators who actually know what they're tal...
by Kaisuopai
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 19964

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

pfft. Thanks, Zhao. So what they're saying is "we don't give a crap about 'good quizbowl' because THIS IS ACADEMIC LEAGUE. And it matches what our schools teach kids." At least now I know for sure that it's the coaches' fault that we have such horrible questions year after year. If I wanted to be le...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 19964

San Diego Academic League Questions

Hello, all. I have a strange question - where would be the best place to obtain DECENT one-to-two-line-long questions that prize buzzer speed over depth of knowledge, include computational math, and are easy enough for the majority of high school sophomores to get? I'm a QB player from San Diego, wh...
by Kaisuopai
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17532

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

I will most likely be playing QB at Caltech, unless Stanford decides to throw me a bone.

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

As a La Jolla alumnus (class of 2000), I am curious as to who is running the quizbowl team there these days. Coach Quesnell handles the paperwork and funding, and I handle the tournament scheduling, team practices, and whatnot. Coach Irwin's not been around lately: new baby. Also, I haven't updated...
by Kaisuopai
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Dwight, have I ever told you how much I love you?

I'm extremely grateful that you actually went through all the stats to check, because I had no idea why we were suddenly sixth with two losses to RB B. So now it's up to NAQT...

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Fred, thank you for the bit of common sense. ^^;;; I went to NAQT and found http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=2737 , which was somewhat shocking, as we had definitely taken third place at UCLA's Twain IX. I think it is a records-keeping issue; some teams, like us, had one ...
by Kaisuopai
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

My teammate (and a recent e-mail) has just brought to my attention that La Jolla has not been listed as qualified for the NAQT Chicago Nationals, even though we took third place at both UCLA and Caltech, and were awarded as such. At UCLA, in a field of 18 teams, rounding up, we were definitely withi...
by Kaisuopai
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI
Replies: 31
Views: 3021

Re: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI

La Jolla would be interested in bringing one or two teams of underclassmen, though La Jolla would have to confirm because most of its underclassmen are slackers. I will register with johnstom at UCI dot edu when we confirm how many teams we have, which will likely be in a week. Also, regarding the "...
by Kaisuopai
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 24
Views: 5694

Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

I'm pretty sure La Jolla will be attending with two teams, but I'll have to confirm. Hope more teams show up this time than last year, though since we won our only undefeated tournament here, I'm not complaining D:

-Kaisuopai
by Kaisuopai
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

I am uncertain as to whether we're on this list, since one of our coaches has left due to a baby and the other basically depends on me to forward him tournament information. As a matter of fact, I've never heard of this list until now...D: So in order to join, I should just send an e-mail to the soc...
by Kaisuopai
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

...In retrospect, I think I should have known that San Dieguito was a San Diego team. >_< So yeah...LA teams deserve to experience the hajj to a tournament for once. :P If we and RB can do it well, so can y'all. Anyway, I want to see Scripps Ranch at NNT and flatten them for stealing our Academic Le...
by Kaisuopai
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4282

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

Essentially, they read 24 tossups in the first round of the tournament, and then went with 22 tossups for all subsequent morning games. In the afternoon, the teams from bracket A played timed games in playoffs and bracket B stuck with untimed games. I'm happy that clocks weren't generally used, actu...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

...this, at least, is definitely from last year. D:

Reader: ...Hans Holbein the Younger created one of these, while another used diagonal perspective...
Teammate: Library catalog system!
Answer: The Last Supper

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

WTF no, we did not lose to RB B twice...

And thanks, Dwight :D

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Yes! I'm unbanned! D: ...I don't know what it is with us and San Dieguito, actually. We trounced them at TWAIN, but lost to them twice at Technophobia, once by a single tossup and once by ~120 points. In our own defense, I'd like to say that the second loss was because the moderator read horribly sl...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

It was. I thought that if no context were attached, it could be taken as a generic neg on a generic topic, though...guess I was wrong. D:

I'm gonna be banned for a week, huh? >>;

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

STOP POSTING ANSWERS FROM THIS YEAR'S NAQT SETS --MGMT
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

...Arcadia A was missing three top players? That might explain why LJ A was actually able to beat you guys at Technophobia. >_>;;; Damn! I thought we actually got better! Still, we actually beat Santa Monica as well. I'm happy. It doesn't say much for standings though...we're kinda inconsistent, bot...
by Kaisuopai
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Yeah. Ah...La Jolla will be bringing two teams, one with three players who've never played in their lives, and one with a mix of UCLA's team A and B. This is because our school's Science Team managed to grab everyone else for a rock-climbing expedition. Then again, our Team B at UCLA had never playe...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

I must agree with the two before me...last year we received the stats barely two days after the tournament, and the questions in a comparable time. It has now been two weeks...will someone please at least tell us what the delay could be due to? The stats were certainly already calculated by the end ...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Rancho Alamitos A's ranking on that list is a little surprising. At UCLA, I distinctly remember their coach congratulating them on breaking 100 points in the fifth game of the day. ...then again, SaMo, Arcadia, and RB were all absent from CBCT, so the overall field would have been much weaker. And w...
by Kaisuopai
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

Hmm...I would like to see the stats too. Especially since we actually lost more games at TWAIN this year than last year, but still made it into top 3 - I want to figure out what exactly was going on. D: Regarding funding - I'm essentially new at this, so this is the first time I've heard that tourna...
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15032

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

orly? Funny thing is, none of our players have been dragged off by overdemanding relationships yet. Although I think that says more about our team last year than it does about the overall issue of romance splitting quizbowl teams. D:

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15032

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

My QB history feels so inferior. :| In freshman year, I heard about La Jolla's Academic League (San Diego local league) team and showed up basically because I was Asian and wanted college application padding. The team was divided into Freshman, JV, and Varsity at the time, so I ended up playing on t...
by Kaisuopai
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

I would hesitate greatly to call RB a "one man team" (or I am gravely misinterpreting Dwight's tone). Anurag does get the most points, but in the past years, he has not gotten the majority of the points. We will see what happens at Caltech. But I predict La Jolla putting up an even better PPB (adju...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

UC Irvine is hosting a tournament on the 18th that is over an hour closer, if you can make it. It's too soon after UCLA; our team's a bit tired from their first match and half of them are juniors taking the PSAT. It's not gonna work well. ^^; I wish the tournaments would have been spaced out a bit ...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40376

Re: Southern California 08-09

Is it just me, or did everyone play very inconsistently at TWAIN? I couldn't gauge the relative strengths of any of the teams because the wins and losses seemed so...random. La Jolla was beaten by TP A and RB B, but both of them ended up in the second bracket, and RB B even lost to LJ B. (As a membe...
by Kaisuopai
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

Good game, all. I look forward to seeing some of you at Caltech (if we manage to go, that is...school budget cuts :P)

Forgive me for being hasty, but when can we hope for the stats to be up? :o

-Kai
by Kaisuopai
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37016

Re: Southern California 2007-08

Yo...we (La Jolla) went to Caltech, but didn't see the RB team there at all. Something happen? o_o

And grats to Edison for beating us. Tho it was too bad that the playoff format made it so that only one of your teams could qualify, again...still, look forward to seeing you at Nationals.
by Kaisuopai
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37016

Thank you for the quick reply. I remembered that I should check the NAQT site right after I posted, go figure...(sheepish)

I look forward to meeting some of your teams at Chicago, then. :)
by Kaisuopai
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 37016

Grapesmoker: I am from La Jolla A, and am sad to say Del Rio is no longer with us, having abdicated his honored position to go work for Bishops. The traitor. I am still happily surprised that we won in Arcadia; our strongest player did very well this tournament, despite being handicapped with a cold...