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by UFeng
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17849

I just don't think I should have to learn the in's and out's of the Bible, a book from a religion I don't subscribe to, to be a good quizbowler. Who's says you need to read the Bible itself? Pick up Britannica and read about major books and figures from the Bible. Even doing that you should be able...
by UFeng
Mon May 29, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Computer Science Coursework and Quizbowlers
Replies: 14
Views: 7203

This is understandable because it seems to me that the average college student would be more likely to take classes in one of the more established scientific fields like chemistry, biology, or physics rather than computer science to fulfill whatever the general education requirement for what the st...
by UFeng
Wed May 03, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UGA Hybrid- DJ Shockley Memorial, Jun 10, 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3310

Must be Georgia math.

My theory is that perhaps you have to state in advance that you're choosing the no-packet option. If one chooses to do a packet, then presents it the day of the tournament, one is then charged $95.
by UFeng
Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High tournament entry fees
Replies: 15
Views: 7215

The only way I can see cancellations being a huge issue is if people just don't show. Even emailing the night before or calling the day of (if its afternoon registration) isnt bad, because it only really takes 10 minutes or so to adjust those schedules. But if 5 teams decided just not to show, then ...
by UFeng
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Readers
Replies: 17
Views: 8650

Dwight Kidder is good, but I would have to include R. Hentzel and Eric Hilleman-who are simply awesome readers. I recall someone mentioning that in the 2004 ICT finals, R. got through 16 questions in the first half (or something like that). I do remember the pack finishing with about 2 minutes on th...
by UFeng
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15322

My premise was that in a thread entitled "Double Standard" complaining that TRASH got a pass, I saw a double standard going against TRASH. The quote was a "hypothetical", created for the purpose of illustrating that point. I DIDN'T complain about the difficulty of ACF Fall or ACF Regionals, so yet a...
by UFeng
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15322

I think you're thinking of this post: Quote: Incidentally, TRASH Regionals averaged 5.6 tossup answers that I'd never heard of per round. Why do I get the feeling that someone who posted this with "ACF ____" instead of TRASH Regionals would be told to study more, write more questions, read Benet's, ...
by UFeng
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15322

"trash is awesome, NAQT is okay sometimes, all other quizbowl is for dorks and idiots and we would never go to it" Matt, I challenge you to find a thread where I said that. And if you looked at those links to the stats you posted you'd find I was AT that ACF Nationals and I've attended several othe...
by UFeng
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urban Meyer Invitational Trash Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1723

Urban Meyer Invitational Trash Tournament

The University of Florida is very pleased to announce the Urban Meyer Invitational on Sunday, January 15th 2006. This is the day after the non-trash Sunshine State Invitational at UF on MLK Weekend. The tournament will be a packet-submission tournament (any playoff rounds will be written by UF) and ...
by UFeng
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Business of TRASH
Replies: 21
Views: 10700

Didn't we go over this when it came up the first time? Yes, and now you're rehashing it Matt. All this indignant defense of the "Georgia program" is pretty weird given that an outside observer would conclude that there is no Georgia program. They're indignant because like they said, its a twice a s...
by UFeng
Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29094

Incidentally, TRASH Regionals averaged 5.6 tossup answers that I'd never heard of per round. Why do I get the feeling that someone who posted this with "ACF ____" instead of TRASH Regionals would be told to study more, write more questions, read Benet's, etc? what troubles me is that the "consumers...
by UFeng
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunshine State Invitational
Replies: 0
Views: 1796

Sunshine State Invitational

On January 14, 2006, in sunny Gainesville, Florida, the 17th Sunshine State Invitational will be held. It will be ACF-style with power tossups, and questions will be written in-house by the University of Florida College Bowl team, so packet submission is not necessary. However, if you would like to ...
by UFeng
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunshine State Invitational--Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

Sunshine State Invitational--Preliminary Announcement

The University of Florida will hold the 17th Sunshine State Invitational in Gainesville, FL on January 14, 2006. The tournament will be divided into Division 1 for experienced players, and Division 2 for novice and community college players, and trophies and awards will be handed out for both divisi...
by UFeng
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10659

I wouldn't say that refusing to run an event against a football game is cowardly. I think the main thing here is a difference in scale: Memorial Stadium (UIUC) 70,904 Kyle Field (Texas A&M) 87,555 Sanford Stadium (UGA) 92,746 Neyland Stadium (UT-Knoxville) 104,079 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Gainesvil...
by UFeng
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10659

I'd never try and run a tournament opposite a football game in Gainesville- hotels would be impossible to come by and the campus would be flooded with people and cars. In 2004 I unwittingly scheduled our spring high school tournament against the NHRA Gatornationals and several teams had problems get...
by UFeng
Sat May 07, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321784

ImmaculateDeception wrote:
Leo Wolpert wrote:From ICT:

Wrong: Astroglide
Right: Buckyballs
I still stand by my terrible, terrible neg.

MaS
I negged with the same answer on that question, so maybe it isn't so awful if multiple people are doing it.
by UFeng
Fri May 06, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321784

This is an old one, but I was just reminded of it the other day-

"Not knowing his wife had also been shot, his final words were, 'Sophie live for our children'"

Wrong: MacDuff
Right: Franz Ferdinand
by UFeng
Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 79522

As Eric Smith was asking at the tournament, can anything be done about this? Has anyone ever tried to do anything about this? I've thought about this before, and come to the conclusion that if there's going to be a change, it has to come from the inside of CBI. Based on the things you mention and f...
by UFeng
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Click on the word "stats" in the above post.
by UFeng
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Thanks to all who came out to the tournament and congratulations to Ransom Everglades for an impressive win. Full statsare now posted.
by UFeng
Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 8334

There were eight in the championship bracket- the results from last year's NAQT nationals seem to support that.

http://www.naqt.com/Results/2004-ict-di ... dings.html
by UFeng
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

With some of the usual suspects not reporting in yet, the current field is as follows: Highlands County Taylor County (2) Oak Hall School Vero Beach (3) Choctawatchee (2) Westminster Christian Niceville HS Suwannee HS If you're interested in registering still, email [email protected].edu --Michael Napier T...
by UFeng
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 70652

I'm not saying that only people who like NAQT can complain about NAQT but you lose your personal credibility when you complain about virtually every tournament under the sun or by the sea- something that all the NAQT champions HAVEN't done. As for the distribution thing it's beginning to look circul...
by UFeng
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 70652

So Matt, you've just posted another version of "NAQT sucks, I want to know the distribution" whine. If they posted the distribution and varied from it, I'm sure there'd be a whole thread about that. As for now, there's a general distribution, and like any tournament, variations happen.
by UFeng
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 70652

A question in which almost everyone knew the answer was either Sacco or Vanzetti at or before the FTP prompt and was waiting for the giveaway clue of either 'Sacco' or 'Vanzetti' (the latter of which actually appeared as the giveaway; this was a larger buzzer race than the 'John Paul II' question)....
by UFeng
Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

2005 Florida NAQT State Championship

The University of Florida College Bowl team would like to announce that the 2005 NAQT Florida State Championship will be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, March 12, 2005. The top 15% of the field will qualify for the 2005 NAQT HS National Championship Tournament. Fees and Discounts $100...
by UFeng
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 10689

Lots of early buzzes, but primarily because questions had very poor lead ins. The first two playoff packets were hideous...hoses and such which were complicated by the fact that they were egregious buzzer races. Plenty o' repeats- Richard III came up three times and there were other things which ind...
by UFeng
Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 10689

UF
Kevin Comer (who won the tournament's scoring award)
John Allan
Michael Napier
Jeff Zahnen

I know that Rochester had both Bush and Elsner, I don't know anyone else.
by UFeng
Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 10689

18 teams actually showed up. It was fine until shortly before lunch when the snow started to come down. The UF folks had no problem with the snow- probably because the novelty is there.... Anyway, with the 18 there were two brackets of 9 and then the top three in each played each other and so forth ...
by UFeng
Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6376

First of all, congratulations to Brookwood and Rickards on winning their respective Divisions. I'll post a write up on this board in the next few days with full standings and dealing with the playoff brackets. The previous post by Doug though is in no way an official statement from the UF team- I wi...
by UFeng
Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6528

In the Spring, UF will be holding the NAQT Florida State Championship on March 12th. There'll be more info on that in the Spring. Also as previously mentioned, we've had HS teams do well at SSI our collegeiate tournament on MLK weekend. If you're at UF this weekend and interested, feel free to ask m...
by UFeng
Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13318

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that while you may have given your best players (now on the B team) an easy road to the playoffs, you've also offered up your second team (now A) to the slaughter in the tougher division. While I don't think there's a problem with a school doing this for a tou...
by UFeng
Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6376

All teams on the waiting list have been entered into the field for UF's Fall HS tournament and registration is open for as many teams as you'd like. As of now, the field consists of: Division I Gufl Coast HS (2) OWCC HS (2) Westminster Christian St. Augustine High School Eastside High School (2) Mon...
by UFeng
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6376

Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament

The University of Florida College Bowl Team is proud to announce the UF Fall High School Tournament- below is the official tournament announcement that will be mailed to the schools on our mailing list (invitations are being mailed). If you think that you are not on our mailing list, and would like ...
by UFeng
Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II
Replies: 14
Views: 11058

I have to respectfully disagree with your proposal Angelo. I think that instead of increasing the number of Division I players, your suggestion would simply drive alot of people out once they used up their Division II eligibility. Especially when they were staring down the prospect of probably not g...