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by grashid
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7248

Varsity State Championship

I have it on a good source that Walton won the 5A Varsity State Championship. Congratulations to my former school on a fantastic year so far.
by grashid
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge
Replies: 28
Views: 3473

Re: Twenty-First Walton Academic Challenge

Abubakar,

How many readers do you think you will need? I'll ask some people if they help at WAC.
by grashid
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17451

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010 (tentatively)

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:Pensacola is interested in attending (We're coming for you, David!). Shoot me an email at kldaace at gmail.com.
Do you want us (Tech) to send you an email? Also, I am not sure if David is aimed us, either. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
by grashid
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Know your current events
Replies: 42
Views: 10143

Re: Know your current events

What's a good website for daily current events? Any major news site? Thanks for your flippant response to someone asking how to get better! news.bbc.co.uk for global perspective news.google.com for changing stories throughout the day "Any major news site?" has to be the most appropriate answer imag...
by grashid
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Congrats to Centennial for going undefeated in one of the toughest fields I've seen at state. I'm sure that the "unexpected" results speaks more towards the quality of the GA teams, especially since there was no clear favorite this year.
by grashid
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I just think that using paper tiebreakers to decide the state championship would be a bit disappointing, to say the least. Also, the legitimacy of head-to-head is dubious at best (see this thread for data). We'll be playing at most 9 rounds, so why can't we spare 1 or 2 more to break ties the right...
by grashid
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Um, could you provide support (i.e. post Brookwood questions that you think are comparable to speedchecks)? Did you read the other points of my post? Post the Brookwood sets and we'll see. I despise those questions too much to bring them into my home. try to show that this tournament at least uses ...
by grashid
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

They don't even have trash/sports. I guess that's a slight positive Here's a thought. Not everyone wants to hear 6-8 line tossups. Not everyone knows what's good if they' consider what's bad as good What you do at practice is up to you, but getting angry and leaving seems pretty silly to me. How si...
by grashid
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Having played Brookwood questions for quite a while, I really don't see what's wrong with them, except that some teams would object to the fact that a) they have math computation and b) they aren't very long and thus, aren't chock full of clues. But I don't have a packet in front of me, so I can't s...
by grashid
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54339

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I feel Brookwood (the "granddaddy of them all" as Rountree put it) will continue to be huge based on the tradition and quality of the packets (save last year) So this seems like nonsense to me. I've seen/practiced pages and pages of past Brookwood questions and have always abruptly left practice at...
by grashid
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Entering Freshman Contact List
Replies: 14
Views: 2312

Re: Entering Freshman Contact List

Just wondering what happened to this.
by grashid
Sun May 24, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Chatt got screwed in the bracketing, imo. Southside was much better than the bracketing people expected.
by grashid
Thu May 21, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest - 2009 Edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2618

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest - 2009 Edition

Predict the 16 playoff teams (two points each) Dorman, State College, GDS, WJ, Maggie Walker, Hunter, Charter, Rancho Bernardo, Rockford Auburn, Stow-Munroe, TJ, Walt Whitman, Chaska, Chattahoochee, Brookwood, Gonzaga Predict which teams will go undefeated and untied in the preliminaries (one point...
by grashid
Sun May 03, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7396

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

Looking at the stats, I'd bet the tournament used bouncebacks. Yeah that looks like it's the case, but that's still a very high bonus conversion and very strong performance by I team I'd never seen/heard of in 4 years in the nearby area. Any SC folks see this coming? Part of that may have to do wit...
by grashid
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Results from what I have heard:

1. Centennial
2. Alpharetta
3. Walton

I don't know the rest, though.
by grashid
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45669

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Are there bouncebacks in the Sunday tournament?
by grashid
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 3947

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Just wondering if this tournament is still on.
by grashid
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

It seemed to me that the questions were on average mediocre and oftentimes poor. I don't think I heard a good art or music question for most of the tournament. A BUNCH OF ANSWERS NOT CLEARED TO DISCUSS. I will agree with this 100%. However, I thought the questions in the playoffs were much much bet...
by grashid
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Teams in 5A: Alpharetta, Berkmar, Bradwell, Brookwood, Campbell, Centennial, Central Gwinnett, Chattahoochee, Grayson, Harrison, Meadowcreek, Norcross, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge, Roswell, and Walton. Any thoughts about 5A state? The beginning of the year, I thought the teams went : 1. Brookwood 2. C...
by grashid
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 9714

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

master15625 wrote:So, there were only three playoff matches? Where will the questions from these tournaments be posted?
I don't think it has been updated. And probably on the quizbowlpackets.com site in a day or two.
by grashid
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

What questions were used at the County Tournament?
by grashid
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!
Replies: 34
Views: 4493

Re: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!

The results at our tournaments haven't really been shown yet, so it may seem that we don't play a lot, but we have. We have lost to DCC at the finals three times this year at our three tournaments that we attended, so we got 2nd at all three tournaments. Here are my results that I have: You don't h...
by grashid
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7876

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Could the tournament director please post team stats for this tournament? I think PACE needs them for the top teams to qualify for nationals.
by grashid
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)
Replies: 80
Views: 24370

Re: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)

So were the final four standings correct?
by grashid
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Current rankings and justifications. I agree with your rankings, although I do think that (having never faced Centennial), Central Gwinnett should be in top 5. Also, I think Chattahoochee beat Brookwood in the UGA tournament in December, but I think the results weren't as well known as that of othe...
by grashid
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest Check: Prison Bowl mirror at Hoover, AL 2/7/09
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Interest Check: Prison Bowl mirror at Hoover, AL 2/7/09

I would have to ask our coaches, but I think we might be.
by grashid
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Linguistic Fraud
Replies: 60
Views: 5467

Re: Linguistic Fraud

One way to avoid Linguistic fraud is to use alternate names. A lot of really Slavic-sounding things have alternative German names, and vice-versa. Hungary is particularly problematic because its first names are distinctive. A Slavic-sounding name can be from a bunch of different countries, but only...
by grashid
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7876

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Sorry about the vagueness. At least in the upper division, stats were not kept for us.
by grashid
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7876

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

FredMorlan wrote:Do we have stats for this?
No.
by grashid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Visual Tournament - Date TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Visual Tournament - Date TBD

I would love to play this in PACE or HSNCT, assuming we go.
by grashid
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5505

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

ihavenoidea wrote:
BuzzerZen wrote:
TJ 2008 wrote:You beat teams like Charter and Dorman by playing basketball instead of practicing when they only study 10 hours a week. Basketball is much more helpful when you're playing NAQT.
Wait, you're don't learn about 19th century architecutre by making 3-pointers?
by grashid
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)
Replies: 35
Views: 5427

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)

Hey, where did he say he added in computational math? (He didn't.) Alpha: We had to edit those question sets more than any question sets I have ever worked with in our 41 tournaments. And we were supposed to have more computation questions than what we had. (I am a firm believer in having computati...
by grashid
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NNT Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: NNT Discussion

The only major things that caught my eye in the first packet were putting Cumean sybil and f/64 in the first lines of their respective questions (The Wasteland, Ansel Adams). Those clues seemed more familiar than some of the following ones.
by grashid
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8387

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

Also, consider it this way: People use calculators to do math comp. People have to use their brains to figure out the applications of the Quantum Hall Effect. Guess which one is preferred in Quizbowl. No one has to use their brains for this. Knowing the Effect is solely an application of pure memor...
by grashid
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 9692

Re: HFT Discussion

Carey...isn't that hard for an Austrailian author. Either Carey or Oscar and Lucinda is way too hard. Both of those are either hardish hard parts or insane middle parts. Carey isn't well known enough to justify both him and a work of his showing up in a bonus. I felt that there were too many "here ...
by grashid
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7876

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

phuynh99 wrote:Is Walton going to Harvard Mirror?
I hope you don't mind if I answer, Mr.Gunnells, but yes, we are.
by grashid
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 15225

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Hey, I don't know Andrew Hart's email, so I was wondering if someone could email me the questions? Thanks.

gazirashid@REMOVEFILLERgmail.com
by grashid
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Tournament Rankings

I was just curious as to which tournaments in high school people think are hard, easy, or medium. I realize this is a bit difficult with such a wide range of tournaments in different parts of the countries. I will just throw out a few names that people could consider: HSNCT (08), PACE NSC (08), NAQT...
by grashid
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I am assuming we will see y'all (and many other GA teams) at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee and Brookwood in the not-too-distant future?!? Best of luck to everyone going to the JV Jag Bowl this weekend at Cedar Shoals - the Hooch will be there with 2-3 teams. Thank you for your concern, Mr. Rountree. Unfortun...
by grashid
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
jrbarry wrote:Put your money on the 'Hooch with Brookwood only an outside chance at coming in top 4 at 5A State.
I think that's a bit exaggerated, Mr. Barry (maybe you meant it to be).
Welcome to the Georgia thread William !
by grashid
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVI - Oct 31-Nov 1, 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6388

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVI - Oct 31-Nov 1, 2008

Just wondering who beat who in the semis?
by grashid
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A
Replies: 253
Views: 24794

Re: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A

Let's just be honest; it isn't possible to distinguish top teams on four line questions. Case in point: The final three games at Walton (played on an A-set), Dorman v. Chattahoochee, Brookwood v. JI, and Chattahoochee v. Dorman, each came down to 10 points. Semifinals : Dorman vs. Brookwood, JI vs....
by grashid
Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11185

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

I've wanted to post this for quite some time, but the events of today have made it imperative: Dorman Thomas Jefferson Charter Walter Johnson Gonzaga Hunter Maggie Walker Detroit Catholic Central Rockford Auburn Bergen County State College Richard Montgomery Chaska Rancho Bernardo Grosse Pointe Nor...
by grashid
Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 30654

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

hwhite wrote:UPDATE: Blake beats Dorman, 345-265.
Is this in the finals?

Edit: didn't see the time. Now this comment seems all the more ridiculous.
by grashid
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT's Official Rules
Replies: 53
Views: 6768

Re: Changes to NAQT's Official Rules

Wouldn't "this character" be a better way of putting it?
by grashid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34201

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Walton should be taking one team.
by grashid
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 3944

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

I believe they only lost one of their A team members last year. Mudkip (Chattahoochee) definitely played Dorman the closest in the finals (320-280 going into tossup 20) and I thought they should've taken second. The scheduling debacle happened due to a lot of teams either registering their teams in...
by grashid
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 3944

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

To anyone who went: What happened at the tournament? Who won? What were the individual results? I didn't go (obviously), but from an outside source: 1. Dorman 2. Hoover 3. Brookwood 4. Chattahoochee Wow. They were good when we played them last year at Scottsboro. I thought most of them had graduate...
by grashid
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 3944

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

Xerxes wrote:To anyone who went:

What happened at the tournament? Who won? What were the individual results?
I didn't go (obviously), but from an outside source:
1.Dorman
2. Hoover
3. Brookwood
4. Chattahoochee