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by KevinL
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?

I actually really like using note clues in work tossups--they're much more buzzable than "This piece's allegro vivace section features trombones playing over muted strings..." or whatever generic thing most tossups use. Are you sure about this? From the perspective of someone who has only a negligi...
by KevinL
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: lengthy grail digression from PACE thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Does 18 for 18 count as a grail? Dorman pulled this off against Charter C at the 2008 TJIAT. It was a timed IS set and the reader only got through 18 questions. For real though, hats off to St. Anselm's for doing this at NSC. That's super impressive. http://activities.tjhsst.edu/quizbowl/2008tjiat/t...
by KevinL
Fri May 07, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7675

Re: Getting Good at History

I will join the support for Palmer and Colton's A History of the Modern World . It is an excellent textbook, very informative and not that difficult to read. Another good European History resource is Modern European History by Birdsall S. Viault. You may not get the deeper clues and probably won't f...
by KevinL
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 28034

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

I played a few rounds for Clemson.
by KevinL
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19639

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

If Furman is closed in the morning (2 hour delay?), we could still have a tournament. It may go a little longer, but certainly it wouldn't go longer than other tournaments Clemson has recently attended.
by KevinL
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19639

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

So this definitely isn't happening tomorrow?
by KevinL
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A theory on toss-up/bonus pairing
Replies: 16
Views: 2451

Re: A theory on toss-up/bonus pairing

Not that I have that much preference between associated bonuses and non-associated bonuses, but what makes associated bonuses bad quizbowl? I don't really see what's so wrong about rewarding a team with knowledge in a subject, say literature, with a lit bonus. I apologize if I am asking about someth...
by KevinL
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6717

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

From what I've heard, none of Dorman A, Dorman B, Southside A, and Southside B were their regular teams, and Dorman's "B" team won the tournament. I know that Dorman played no seniors. I may be mis-remembering something though.
by KevinL
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 9201

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

Can you explain what this means? I'm not too familiar with PATH and other non-standard (by standard I mean what's on SQBS) quizbowl stats.
by KevinL
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

It was Alex Drake from Robinson HS. He did not call Eric Huff, I think it may have been the Raleigh Charter Coach.
by KevinL
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 82152

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

I think Henry was probably given more time than the rules allow. However, while I know R. had a difficult decision whether or not to call time (as that call decided the outcome of the tournament), after he made his call he did the only thing he could, since protesting the moderator's timing is not a...
by KevinL
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 82152

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Can someone explain how Dorman can come in second after beating Charter 3 times and then losing once? Dorman beat Charter twice the first day, which didn't really matter, since both teams finished at least 7-3. On the second day, Charter's only loss was to Dorman, while Dorman lost to Charter and s...
by KevinL
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gyaankosh?
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: Gyaankosh?

Could you provide a link?
by KevinL
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why isn't there talk of this? (Nadal d. Federer)
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Why isn't there talk of this? (Nadal d. Federer)

This is the difference between Federer and Tiger: Tiger does not reach expectations in victory, while Federer plays better than expected in losses. I disagree. First of all, Federer was expected to win Wimbledon. You cannot argue that he was not the favorite (with him having won five times in a row...
by KevinL
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32228

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Let's not talk about ACE Camp questions yet, as many people reading this board will attending Milligan/MSM later in the summer and I would guess that they use the same questions.