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by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6417

Re: Georgia 2011-2012

Fred wrote:Did the HFT mirror have bouncebacks? Were those numbers incorporated into the ppb?
There were no bouncebacks.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror at Skokie, IL (1/7/12)
Replies: 30
Views: 7729

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror at Skokie, IL (1/7/12)

That's cool. I can try to get out and staff this if you'd like.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 7184

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

The Gaye Bonus was in the finals rounds at the HSNCT, and I remember LASA zeroing it. I don't recall the first part of the bonus (It might have been Marvin Gaye) but I remember the second part was "Gaye was killed by this family member" Answer: His Father and the last answer to that bonus was "Let'...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 7184

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

I think only sports could possibly be the exception here, as the history of major sports like baseball and football (and to a lesser degree, basketball) is well known to many teenage fans of those sports. Many young baseball fans, for instance, could name things about some of the greatest teams and...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 28594

Re: NAC 2011

Am I the only person who has their browser crash whenever they get on the qunlimited site?
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9412

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

That Wordsworth tossup looked like someone had put a poorly-written ICT tossup in a blender, so I'm not particularly surprised it wasn't powered. Could I see this and the Ransom of Red Chief tossups? I played the Wordsworth and remember a blur until "Lake Poet" but might have missed something. I di...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9280

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

Joe N wrote:I think the actual card numbers are randomized; I know I started with card 5 and there was no way anyone in their right mind would have seeded me anywhere close to #5.
We had #1 so I'm pretty sure they were in seeding order.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon May 30, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38414

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Even so, the bonus cycle far too difficult. If I remember correctly, the bonus parts tested a very high level of math knowledge (Calculus 3 up?) which is inaccessible to most students. I just don't think it's reasonable for players (even those who only do science) to know things about vector and sc...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon May 30, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38414

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Hilarius Bookbinder wrote:Queens of the Stone Age
This also came up in 2009. Can someone list the parts for this (assuming it was a bonus)?
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun May 29, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38414

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I don't know the stats or what the question actually looked like, but the new year holidays tossup seemed very generous on powers. Other than Diophantine equations, I think Fibonacci was repeated in some form as well.

Fun tournament.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun May 15, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GQPA Fundraiser tournament - May 14th
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

Re: GQPA Fundraiser tournament - May 14th

We might have gotten some bonuses against Chattahoochee, but that's just speculation. Our final score could have been 170, I guess.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14159

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

this whole discussion has taken on a pretty insane tone Yeah. Which, in my opinion, is taking away from a viable point that was at one point being discussed. Question writers should put in a good deal of effort in describing their sets accurately. This is not to say that this is not being done alre...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?
Replies: 33
Views: 4208

Re: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?

Out of curiosity, in NAQT geography tossups is preference given to states that are less populated? I recall in ordinate amount of tossups on the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, etc. I'm pretty fine at geography but, honestly, there's no way I'm going to power South Dakota.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Revisiting Biography Clues
Replies: 17
Views: 2894

Re: Revisiting Biography Clues

I can't think of a non-minutia bit of biographical information that would be acceptable as a lead-in. That seems oxymoron-esque.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97595

Re: On-going season rankings

Unless I'm mistaken, I don't believe the ICT is comparable enough to any other set that has been played to have a significant impact on these rankings.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22498

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

While you're going through these, Mostafa got all of my points in our match against Pickens. I got something like 2 powers, 4-6 10's, and chances are a neg or two. At least, I don't remember sitting idly that round.

TUH also reverted back to 0 for all teams.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22498

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Yeah, it sucks when #5 and #6 never have an opportunity to play the team that finished just ahead of them. I don't know if anything could have been done particularly to prevent this from happening.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22498

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

I was only kind of mad about the prelim brackets, which placed alpharetta, hooch, dorman, and central in the same bracket. I thought that this gave norcross an unfair advantage in getting into the top bracket. Wasn't Alpharetta their second scorer solo and Dorman at less than full strength? Yes. Ba...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18592

Re: Buzzer

It's not something that can be done on command. I still think it's worth it. It's not as if they break on a regular basis. This has happened probably twice in four years between multiple sets that we own. You can weigh your priorities, I guess.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18592

Re: Buzzer

Go for the one with the five cords into the team unit which goes into the main unit. Two words: interchangeable parts. If one unit goes bad in the daisy chain, you may have to replace the entire chain. Spare parts for the other are not that expensive. I disagree. Clean-up and set-up is much more an...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

Sorry, I was referring to our own packet which contained our own rules. All of the readers were given a copy of our own rules at the beginning of the day. As well, all teams also had a copy of the rules so if there was any kind of discrepancy it could been handled with a protest. I wasn't there so I...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

I think it's slowly working its way out of style.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

Thanks Andrew for hosting this tournament. We had a great time. There's a couple of things I want to point out. 1) this tournament seemed to run extremely well with minimal wait time in between rounds so that was awesome. 2) all of the moderators did a great job reading. I can't even complain about...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

Congradulations to Centennial for running the table. I haven't heard too many complaints so I'm hoping everyone was pretty happy with the tournament. The top playoff bracket consisted of Centennial, Chattahochee A, Alpharetta, and Chattahoochee B. The second playoff bracket consisted of Eastside, Ce...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

Final field of 16: Chattahoochee 2 Central Gwinnett 1 Northview 1 GSMST 1 Brookwood 1 Archer 1 Providence Christian 2 Eastside 1 Ola 2 Centennial 1 Alpharetta 1 DAR 1 St. Pius X 1 Teams will play 7 RR matches in initial brackets. The top 8 will be split into brackets of 4 and play a second RR of 3 m...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28397

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

LASA A got no bonus points in their 675-30 win against St. Joseph C. I feel like that's affecting their stat line.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

Chattahoochee* 2 Central Gwinnett 1 Northview* 1 GSMST* 1 Brookwood 1 Bleckley County 2 Archer 1 Providence Christian* 2 Paideia* 1 Eastside 1 Ola* 2 Centennial 1 Alpharetta 1 DAR 1 St. Pius X 1 The field is closed at 19 teams. Chattahoochee has mentioned their interest in bring a 3rd team to bring ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

Field Update: Chattahoochee 2-3 Central Gwinnett 1-2 Northview 1 GSMST 1 Brookwood 1-2 Bleckley County 2 Archer 1 Seqouyah 1 Providence Christian 2 Paideia 1 Eastside 1 Ola 2 Centennial 1 Alpharetta 1? There is still room in the field and time to register. Please contact me by this Friday (3/4) if y...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

Current Field: 12-15 teams

Chattahochee: 2 teams
Central Gwinnett: 1-2 teams
Northview: 1 team
GSMST: 1 team
Brookwood: 1-2 teams
Bleckley County: 2 teams
Archer: 1 team
Seqouyah: 1 team
Providence Christian: 2 teams
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA)

There is a month to go before competition and three weeks to register.

Current field: 6-9

Chattahochee 2-3
Central Gwinnett 1-2
Northview 1
GSMST 1
Brookwood 1-2

We still hope to make 24 teams, if possible.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

For the second straight year, Norcross will be hosting a mirror of the Prison Bowl. It will take place on March 12th at Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia. Varsity teams from Georgia and the surrounding area are invited to compete. Like last year, we plan to limit the field to 24 teams. Every...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/22/11 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 18
Views: 6184

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/22/11 (Spartanburg, SC)

I wanted to let you know that Norcross plans to bring a varsity and JV team in January. However, our registration forms won't be there until after the new year. If you prefer an e-mail I can arrange that.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 12966

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

Opera is not out of reach to high schoolers at all, given that I knew a lot about opera coming into quizbowl. If you are interested in classical music, you are going to encounter opera. That's a kind of absurd claim you make. Similarly, there is in fact not enough world lit to fill 1/1 in every tou...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 12966

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

Eric, your basic message is one people should take to heart, which is that lots of things people assume are easy in lots of categories are not so easy, but I still think you're missing my point, which is that even if things like The Rite of Spring are not going to be gotten by a lot of teams, there...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28397

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Norcross would like to run a mirror of this (again) on the same day (3/5/11). The field will be limited to either 16 or 24 teams. We hope to attract as many of the top SE teams as possible to make for a pretty dense field.

Thanks.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl Oct 23, 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl Oct 23, 2010

Just one for Norcross.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 3497

Re: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge

Heh, sorry about that. I'll do my best to make sure you two are in contact as soon as possible. We still plan to take 2 teams and a buzzer system. Our registration form is probably bundled with the check which is moving from desk to desk somewhere in the Gwinnett County Public Schools office.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 3497

Re: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge

Hopefully you've been contacted by our coach. Norcross plans to take two teams if you could reserve that for us.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules on Pronunciation
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Re: Rules on Pronunciation

You've got to be kidding. Most people would pronounce the two of those things the same and it shows no knowledge gap whatsoever no matter how you pronounce either one of them for any answer. I apologise. It's obvious how much you dislike sarcasm. I'll make sure my next question is completely seriou...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules on Pronunciation
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Re: Rules on Pronunciation

What about the replacement of "Lara" with "Laura" where the error leads to a noticeably different answer?
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 111464

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

What is included in the other important information you mentioned? I have the initial e-mail, but chances are I won't hear from my coach between now and Saturday.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed May 26, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6476

Re: GATA Forums

Cheynem wrote:I dislike the decision to make GATA a closed forum to non members too, but I'm not exactly sure what this accomplished.
I imagine this thread dying out will be one accomplishment.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri May 21, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54856

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Any word on Gwinnett County Tournament dates for 2010? I sincerely hope it's not September 18th.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon May 03, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 111464

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I remember seeing a page that laid out the responsibilities of a team adult at/during the competition but haven't been able to find it since. Could someone direct me towards it?
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54856

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

We've always really enjoyed the HSNCT and it was our first choice. However, this year our graduation falls on the same Saturday.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54856

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

there were lots of concerns about travel arrangements This is still somewhat questionable for us. William, how does Alpharetta plan to get up to the tournament? If we could coordinate the trip that would help us immensely, though I wouldn't be surprised if your travel details were already ironed out.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54856

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Congratulations to Brookwood on winning High Q this year. Also to Centennial for their showing at High Q and as state champions.

Does anyone know the reason why there are byes in the High Q brackets? I know some of how the brackets are filled but this doesn't make much sense to me.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4575

Re: Keeping individual stats

Gee, thanks for responding to everything else too. What did you have in mind? Your post seemed pretty straightforward. To answer your questions: Yes. To some extent. No, national tournaments do not need to cater to teams that do not preform very well on a regular basis. If you wanted me to respond ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4575

Re: Keeping individual stats

This whole debate is silly. In addition to the nonsense that's already been exploded (e.g. "it's too logistically difficult to keep stats" when it's easy to find and use scorekeepers who can easily keep individual stats and speed up the game and "individual stats have no place in my region" when nu...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4575

Re: Keeping individual stats

I didn't intend to say "in the southeast, we don't do individual statistics". That was meant to be a logical extension of the fact that I've been to 10 tournaments this year and 1 has kept individual statistics. I apologize if I misspoke (wrote). My team has one player that answers 70% of tossups, a...