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by Nuclear Densometer Test
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: lengthy grail digression from PACE thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4695

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Apparently this isn't as rare as originally thought.
Any instances of Andrew Hart Grails?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110729

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Not to distract from the Norse sea-god discussion, but I wanted to give my two cents about the NSC. First off, I wanted to congratulate every team we played for a fantastic match, especially State College for a well-deserved victory in the finals. We don't travel much to big tournaments up north, so...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules on Pronunciation
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Rules on Pronunciation

I've always abided by the phonetic rule. However, I don't think that many readers are aware of this (at least from my experience)


Favorite example:
Given: Large Hadron (with a short 'a') Collider
Moderator: Sorry, the answer is Large Hadron (with a long 'a') Collider. Neg-5.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

NoWayItsTanay wrote:I can write for this.
Awesome.
We still have room if anyone else is interested.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon May 31, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 19896

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Can we do this Olympic style and have bids?

But either way, I like Minneapolis as a venue as well as Nashville (assuming NASAT isn't there next year too) and maybe even a Texan city if that can garner enough support.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun May 30, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Organizational Help Urgently Requested
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: Organizational Help Urgently Requested

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
Kwang the Ninja wrote:Powerpoints, also this.
No man, Mnemosyne is where it's at.
Completely agree. Get this.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu May 27, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a tournament to mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Looking for a tournament to mirror

You could host the Quizbowl Charity event (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 15&start=0)
A more formal announcement will be made by mid-June.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon May 24, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55834

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Matt Weiner wrote:The writing of this set (20 packets of 23/21 each) is now entirely complete.

Editing/proofreading/polishing will continue to improve the questions until the week of the tournament.
Wow. Before the completion of PACE? Impressive.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

As of now, I believe that a tournament difficulty of just over IS would be best, or just over Fall if this becomes a college endeavor. Just out of curiosity, why do you want a high school tournament over IS set difficulty? I think it was Charlie Dees who mentioned that there's a scarcity of novice ...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

Andy is correct.
We will also make the mirror fees $10 per team like most other tournaments.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

Here's the link to the Google Doc for anyone else who's interested.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key= ... td1E&hl=en
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

Kwang the Ninja wrote:I can write and/or edit this. Should we set up a Google Doc or something to start writing?
I have a Google Doc prepared. I'm just waiting for a few more people to commit.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:Perhaps a scholarship fund for new teams who want to attend HSNCT or NSC but are too out of the way/too poor to go?
This is a good idea.
Only problem is how to go about setting up an "official" scholarship fund.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

I would prefer to see this charity be for quizbowl things. A tournament like this could do a whole lot of good to raise money for teams in the current atmosphere of budget cutting and help us to ensure that active teams aren't forced into dormancy by their administration. Agreed. I'm sure budget cu...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5841

Quizbowl for Charity

Recently I've been thinking about creating some sort of collaborative tournament similar to that of the FNT, except all the proceeds going to a charity. After talking with Trygve Meade and Andy Watkins, I've concluded that this project seems feasible and could potentially succeed. That is if we have...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LASA Mirror of UGA Classic (2/13/10)
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: LASA Mirror of UGA Classic (2/13/10)

Just out of curiosity, did any of the other teams have a problem with the fact that LASA closed out a tournament at LASA?
I ask because in the SC area even letting a house-team play in play-offs occasionally spurs controversy.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

Captain Sinico wrote:Hiyo? I think a typo may have been made and Socrates was meant.

MaS
truth.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4376

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

Just off the top of my head (I may have missed a few) Sophocles Plato Aristotle Bacon Locke Rousseau Mill Bentham Kant Hobbes Aquinas Derrida Descartes Chomsky Berkley Spinoza Machiavelli Hume Hegel Nietzsche Kierkegaard Sartre Schopenhauer James Pierce Heidegger Foucault Marx Russel Wittgenstein Hu...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Any word on the four teams "expressing interest"?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kindle and other eBooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Kindle and other eBooks

4shared and Scribd are good places to get books.

As are torrents if you go that route.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Dan-Don's? He wasn't at the original site was he?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Is Tommy not playing the lit singles?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4872

Re: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?

You could always check out the ACFDB and narrow it down to religion questions only, then pick out the ones you like.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 8289

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)

In addition, were individual stats kept? If so, will they be posted? In a perfect world, perhaps, but we have found that keeping a tournament of this size moving while keeping individual stats is virtually impossible. We do keep individual stats at our two smaller spring tournaments (SC State Champ...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 16942

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

I thought these rankings were fairly accurate. One exception being LASA's 8th place. But, I guess that's my fault for not voting.
Also, I am surprised that Southisde B actually received votes since we haven't really done much.

Any news on when full ballots will be posted?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 8289

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)

Ben Cole wrote:
RyuAqua wrote:Will these questions be posted?
In the same vein, will there be discussion, whether in this thread or another?
In addition, were individual stats kept? If so, will they be posted?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 2/27/2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3815

Re: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 2/27/2010

Inkana7 wrote:
Dark Ages: Fae wrote:
catheyme wrote:Field update:

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Isn't it like a 6+ hr drive for you guys? Impressive trek.
They went to Harvard Fall earlier this year. I envy their ability to travel.
Yeah. but HFT is a much bigger tournament than Wofford.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 2/27/2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3815

Re: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 2/27/2010

catheyme wrote:Field update:

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Isn't it like a 6+ hr drive for you guys? Impressive trek.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Just an update, yes, this tournament is definitely still happening. We expect that as teams begin to hash out their spring schedule, we will get more official registration forms. The list of registered teams only includes those from whom I've gotten a form, and not those who have just mentioned tha...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19228

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

So we're apparently doing half games now. This is not good. Not good at all. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Apparently there's a four-way tie for first place (or some championship-relevant place) and instead of deciding who's in the finals by playoff PPG or overall PPB or something, they're playing m...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19228

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

So we're apparently doing half games now. This is not good. Not good at all. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Apparently there's a four-way tie for first place (or some championship-relevant place) and instead of deciding who's in the finals by playoff PPG or overall PPB or something, they're playing m...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Looking at the field, is this tournament still going to happen?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 124640

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Charbroil wrote:
JackGlerum wrote:I only posted this in the UChicago Regs thread, so here it is.

Chicago A vs. Minnesota A
Sorry to necro this, but the packet for this game seems oddly nonexistant.
http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/a ... regs09.zip

The Brown/Miami B Packet
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IV Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 6524

Re: HFT IV Discussion

At the majority of tournaments, lots of teams don't know who Gordimer or Mishima are. Agreed. But the point I'm trying to make is that a bonus on Gordimer or Mishima (who comes up a LOT) would be 10 or 20 points for a "pretty solid" team (however you choose to define that), and 30 for a great team,...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IV Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 6524

Re: HFT IV Discussion

This was clearly my favorite high school set of the past 2.5 years I've been playing. A few things I'd like to bring up. In the first line of the Whorf tossup, the "empty gasoline drums" clue seemed a bit early. (Possibly since we just saw this come up pretty late in a Whorf-Sapir tossup at Fall) Th...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get better/study for PACE
Replies: 32
Views: 5010

Re: How to get better/study for PACE

If you want my two cents, read all of the ACF Fall sets as well as MUT, EFT, Penn Bowl, and maybe Terrapin.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5328

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

What set are you using?


EDIT: Alright, thanks.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

It has just come to our attention that we will be missing 4 players on Sunday for various reasons. So sign up only 1 Southside team for the NAQT set.
Thanks
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7971

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Format: The Saturday tournament will exemplify the new PACE NSC format (20 tossups with powers, each with 30-point bonuses and bouncebacks) while the Sunday tournament will be an official NAQT event using NAQT questions and their timed format. All teams will be guaranteed at least 9 games on both S...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?
Replies: 19
Views: 2722

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?

I would love for this to happen.

And also, i agree with the suggestion of using MUT if possible
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19228

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

Southside is "expressing interest" for 1 or 2 teams.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91762

Re: Bad Negs Again

At this past Fall:

Given: Zulu
Answer: Cyrus the Great

Given: The Decameron
Answer: Things Fall Apart
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Re: Negs

Okay, so this is probably wrong in every aspect, but it's what came to mind. Negs are like the -1/4 point deduction on the SAT. They are there to encourage "guesses" based on Real knowledge only and to deter players from answering via illegitimate means (frauding, etc.). When paired with powers, it ...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Home for the QBWiki
Replies: 61
Views: 12822

Re: New Home for the QBWiki

I'd still really appreciate some help with this project. I would love to help. What do you need done? See messages above. You're going through pages beginning with the assigned letters and deleting things that don't relate to quizbowl, aren't verifiable, etc (see above for more details). What is yo...
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Home for the QBWiki
Replies: 61
Views: 12822

Re: New Home for the QBWiki

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I'd still really appreciate some help with this project.
I would love to help.
What do you need done?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91762

Re: Bad Negs Again

Given: Dali
Answer: Wittgenstein

On a clue about 2 animals

Given: Mao Mao Rebellion
Answer: Salt March
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28057

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

Your tournament is on 12/13 Sunday?

And, if you guys opt to use house-written questions, could we have a sample of last year's set?
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5570

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Southside is only bringing 1 team, Adam.

EDIT: We are now able to bring 2 if there is room.
by Nuclear Densometer Test
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 19794

Re: EFT Discussion

Also, I'd like to know whether the two packets I wrote were played anywhere. I know at least one was used at the Macalester site and both were read for the finals at Brown. I would really like to compare the numbers for those packets with the rest of the field. They were used at the USC site as wel...