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by sunh
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2522

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

Bum-Tolerant Brendan Sleek wrote: Will they actually play him in Cleveland tonight?
He will be attending the game but will not play
by sunh
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 16095

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

Also you don't want too many people at practice if you don't have enough buzzers. My team doesn't have tryouts, but attrition does its job unless we suddenly have a jump in parent volunteering. Then more kids stay around because more of them can attend tournaments. I started doing real quizbowl my f...
by sunh
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 19876

Re: ACE Camp

I'm assuming the word epic in this context means total domination by one person.
by sunh
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13564

Re: Next Year

Minnesota Probably the best returning team from Minnesota will be Chaska, which returns Sam Peterson. He seems dedicated to good quizbowl and improving at good quizbowl. The other teams ARE A MYSTERY Agreed. I moderated several of their games and was impressed with his gameplay. If they can dig up ...
by sunh
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 19876

Re: ACE Camp

The one thing I really found ridiculous was the scheduling of the game to get us into the auditorium for a recruitment session for Milligan College that delayed the game and caused it to cut into our dinner. While I understand that a school would want to reach out to people who are supposed to be s...
by sunh
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFDB - a new tossup database
Replies: 79
Views: 18155

Re: ACFDB - a new tossup database

I also wanted to know if there were a way to do that for the PACE NSC set. It would just require parsing the PACE sets, and then getting people to categorize all of them. I would be happy to help with the former, but the latter in particular is very time-consuming. But there's no reason it can't be...
by sunh
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Question Writing Seminar - Lexington KY June 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Announcement: Question Writing Seminar - Lexington KY June 6

I hope this means that Gov Cup quick recall questions will be better (maybe even pyramidal?!) in Kentucky
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16994

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

Ok thank you cvdwightw on answering some of my questions Ignoring the trash questions: Is there a reason why NAQT "lacks" in quality to ACF even though both feature some of the same writers and even sometimes the rare repeat? Or do NAQT and ACF Fall have equal quality? Or does NAQT have ce...
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16994

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

Would a compromise for NAQT be to ask math theory questions on formulas? Formulas are almost always used in real computation questions Formulas also test depth of knowledge I will quit trying to explain why I believe calculus questions would be a better fit for pyramidal, since computation of any ki...
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16994

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

stuff The problem with what you say is that it is inherently impossible. Whatever it boils down to, math computation will primarily be about computational speed---as it is pretty much designed to be. The problem with your analogy is that lit and history always grow outwards, but the computational m...
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16994

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

From my experience around 20% of the computation questions I've heard in three years playing sounded at all pyramidal to a person that got a C in Algebra II. The computation players on my team all just solve it given whatever method they know at the beginning of the question instead of using the tr...
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16994

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I have a question regarding ACF Fall questions and those of NAQT. Having practiced large amounts of NAQT questions at school and read large amounts of ACF Fall questions at home, are there ACF Fall writers that also write for NAQT? I have seen a few questions found in both types of formats. Although...
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 105265

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008 (Tentative)

Is this going to be JV or Varsity?
What is the question format?
Thanks
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Tournament - September 20, 2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3693

Re: Ezell-Harding Tournament - September 20, 2008

Is this going to be JV or Varsity?
What is the question format?
Thanks
by sunh
Mon May 26, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Russell High School Tournament KY (9/13/08)
Replies: 28
Views: 7041

Re: Russell High School Tournament KY (9/13/08)

Is this going to be JV or Varsity?
What is the question format?
Thanks