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by Faiyad
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2011-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 15968

Re: Kentucky 2011-2012

Somewhat off subject, but my Google Fu seems to be failing me. Is there someone who expressed interest in starting a team at the University of Kentucky in the past year or so? I remember this post, but I just can't seem to find it. Maged Saeed talked about UK having a team at the beginning of the s...
by Faiyad
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

jackatthedisco wrote:Any particular reason why for the past four years, Pikeville has been on the same side of the bracket as Dunbar?
yea, that's fair.
Oh Jack, always with the QQ. ;P.

That pools are pretty intense this year.
by Faiyad
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

If the goal is to minimize the effect of "outliers" (where outliers anomalously low placements), then they should just use the harmonic mean, which greatly minimizes the effect of "low" scores (such as placing 20th) while greatly maximizing the effect of "high" scores (such as placing 1st). I like ...
by Faiyad
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I think that the outlier system is fine, but the definition of an outlier is what is flawed. I think that twice the highest subscore is too low to be considered an outlier. Scott's example had scores that were fairly close together, so a simple average would have been acceptable. But if you had scor...
by Faiyad
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Off topic but... Also, the new outlier system for the written composition scoring caused an individual from our school who had two firsts and two mid scores to place behind three individuals with three mid scores and a low score. I know the intentions are good, but it doesn't really work out that w...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

Alrighty. I still find that clue extremely easy. To each his own, I suppose. Yet, besides a off-handed reference to a class you took in high school that most other high schoolers do not take, you've provided zero reasoning for why the chondrocytes clue is misplaced. We both agree it's "easy," given...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

I thought that this was much to easy to be the lead-in for TU-5: Proteoglycan is produced by chondrocytes, the only cells contained in this type of tissue. ANSWER: cartilage If it's intended to be for a regular high school set, you're fairly wrong here. How so? If you don't mind me asking. I really...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

No, I still disagree, haha. I learned osteocyte as a fundamental unit of bone. To me, it would be one of the final, identifying clues. I would definitely put cartilage before osteocyte. Then you have a warped sense of difficulty that probably stems from learning via binary association Okay. Lets le...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

Fred wrote:
Faiyad wrote:I thought that this was much to easy to be the lead-in for TU-5:
Proteoglycan is produced by chondrocytes, the only cells contained in this type of tissue.

ANSWER: cartilage
If it's intended to be for a regular high school set, you're fairly wrong here.
How so? If you don't mind me asking.
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

I thought that this was much to easy to be the lead-in for TU-5: Proteoglycan is produced by chondrocytes, the only cells contained in this type of tissue. ANSWER: cartilage Relative to the other tossups, yes. I learned about chondrocytes in my anatomy-focused AP Bio class last year, so I figured t...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

I thought that this was much to easy to be the lead-in for TU-5: Proteoglycan is produced by chondrocytes, the only cells contained in this type of tissue. ANSWER: cartilage Relative to the other tossups, yes. I learned about chondrocytes in my anatomy-focused AP Bio class last year, so I figured t...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: Packet 9

I thought that this was much to easy to be the lead-in for TU-5:
Proteoglycan is produced by chondrocytes, the only cells contained in this type of tissue.

ANSWER: cartilage
by Faiyad
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Any idea when this year's DAFT questions will be archived?

EDIT: Will you guys be having a spring tournament again this year?
by Faiyad
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: Science

I think that once you establish a 'real' knowledge base (i.e from reading books like the aforementioned Campbell-Reece or AP prep books for chem/physics/bio), reading wikipedia and other sources is the best way to become knowledgeable about the kind of clues you'll be given. For example, knowing th...
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: Science

Campbell-Reece As far as I know, this is a standard textbook in college level biology courses, so a lot of college writers use it as a source for clues in tossups. Therefore, using it to study has to be a good idea. I can think of like five Toss-Ups that I have gotten with specific clues and exampl...
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: Science

In quizbowl environments, science is actually spelled "SCIENCE!!!!!!!" or something along those lines. I think the best way is to read questions, see what comes up, and then from that do a little research into the important concepts, equations, and theories around a specific topic. I used to do thi...
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: Science

Take AP Physics, chemistry, and biology if your school offers them. If it doesn't, take them at a college, because they're useful anyway, or at least buy a textbook for them online and read it. You'll learn a lot of useful and interesting stuff and become much better at quizbowl science that way. I...
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96775

Re: On-going season rankings

Here's a dumb thing ! So, are the results from Vanderbilt not going to be factored in on this? I know that the finals were controversial, but, Johnson Central, Dunbar, and duPont Manual still did very well. I don't care that the finals were controversial, really; I care that I have virtually no inf...
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96775

Re: On-going season rankings

Here's a dumb thing ! So, are the results from Vanderbilt not going to be factored in on this? I know that the finals were controversial, but, Johnson Central, Dunbar, and duPont Manual still did very well. Considering the lack of stats, differences in games played, weakness/controversy of the deci...
by Faiyad
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96775

Re: On-going season rankings

Ronnie the Bear wrote:Here's a dumb thing!

So, are the results from Vanderbilt not going to be factored in on this? I know that the finals were controversial, but, Johnson Central, Dunbar, and duPont Manual still did very well.
by Faiyad
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 15875

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

I'm not fully sure, but, we probably won't attend.
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Hilltopper22 wrote:I've thought about this a bit more and the best date for us would most likely be March 19th, which is the weekend right after KAAC State. How does everyone feel about this?

I would love to come if our coach is up for it!
by Faiyad
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3887

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

Hilltopper22 wrote:Are there results and/or stats from this?

Johnson Central beat duPont Manual in the final round by a tiebreaker tossup. I did not attend though.
by Faiyad
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charity Tournament Possibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Charity Tournament Possibility

I can try to write/edit a few Science tossups/bonuses as well.

Nick, you can contact me at fmannan93[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
by Faiyad
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3632

Re: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)

Sounds like it'll be a fun tournament ^_^.
by Faiyad
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3632

Re: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)

Johnson Central should be attending with either one or two teams. I am pretty confident it will be one.
by Faiyad
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

jackatthedisco wrote:I'm going to have to agree with Faiyad. Johnson Central has just has much depth of knowledge as the do breadth. Just sayin'.
I don't really think I ever said that. Thanks though buddy! :D
by Faiyad
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Fleming County Academic Tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: 2011 Fleming County Academic Tournament

What kind of questions will be used?
by Faiyad
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Part IV Johnson Central They have a very large amount of knowledge as apparent from their success in KAAC. Also, they have been pretty well when they have competed in actual quizbowl tournaments. They many players that are very knowledgeable in their specific subjects. However, the knowledge seems ...
by Faiyad
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

5. Danville They will be one of the most well balanced teams in the state. They return all of their normal A-team. They did well at HSNCT without (one of) their best player(s). They improved quite a bit over the course of last season. They return: Dowell (Who is as good as their other players) He i...
by Faiyad
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Huang wrote:
Faiyad wrote:
Huang wrote:[We] lose Ping, which means we'll probably have to fake our way into getting science questions.
What about Jay?
If Jay studied a little for quizbowl, then we might be in good shape.
Ain't that the truth of us all?
by Faiyad
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Huang wrote:[We] lose Ping, which means we'll probably have to fake our way into getting science questions.
What about Jay?
by Faiyad
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I like this trend of more quizbowl tournaments happening within the state. Assuming Manual hosts their tournament in October, that's 4 (Dunbar, Danville, and WKU) good tournaments in one month. Also, does anyone have any predictions yet? I'm probably going to post mine pretty soon. I always enjoy y...
by Faiyad
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

grayson77 wrote:Jenna is from Campbell County, and is a pretty formidable player for only being a sophomore.
How did Russell and Johnson compare?
Pretty equal.
by Faiyad
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

grayson77 wrote:How did the teams and individuals look at KAAC Camp this year?
Umm, some kids to look out for are Jenna Garafolo (?) and Cullen Smith (Henry Clay).
by Faiyad
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Kahloon wrote:
Faiyad wrote:Lots of jokes about famous scientists. That is all I have to say.
Sounds intuitive.

Ernest Rutherford and Robert Koch. That is all I have to say...
by Faiyad
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

grayson77 wrote:How did the teams and individuals look at KAAC Camp this year?
Lots of jokes about famous scientists. That is all I have to say.
by Faiyad
Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19091

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

I really like the Science questions; good job Meghamsh!
by Faiyad
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

ericblair wrote:Props to the 15th region for taking first in every written assessment category. Way to combat stereotypes!
I literally just realized that; you beat me to the punch, haha.
Yeah congrats to Brad, Shikha, and Jack.

And a big thank you to Eric from moi.
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5310

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

dbarman wrote: We will be using HSAPQ set 10.
ACF format?
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Hope everyone is doing well and good luck to all teams at state! Did the KAAC do any seeding for the pools? They look much more balanced than last year. In one pool last year, Dunbar, Russell, and Simon Kenton were all in the same one. Both sides look pretty even with the top half having Dunbar, Ma...
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

grayson77 wrote:
Faiyad wrote:Having had played both Russell and Pikeville on numerous occasions, I'd have to say Pikeville is better.
I agree with you, but Pikeville happens to be on the same side of the bracket as Dunbar and Manual.

I see. Eh whatever, lol.
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Having had played both Russell and Pikeville on numerous occasions, I'd have to say Pikeville is better.
by Faiyad
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I didn't see Apollo in the Pools. Did they lose in their Region? I remember they had some really good players on JV last year and they played us close. They also had some high test scores this year, from what I remember. Apollo certainly had a good team this year, but they ended up finishing 4th in...
by Faiyad
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I didn't see Apollo in the Pools. Did they lose in their Region? I remember they had some really good players on JV last year and they played us close. They also had some high test scores this year, from what I remember.
by Faiyad
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62821

Re: Kentucky 09-10

How about Saint X.? They've had pretty good teams in years past.
by Faiyad
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10905

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Dragon's Lair (TV series) wrote:The Saturday at State seems to be the concensus right now on the date. I think Sandy said he had something to do on 2/27
2/27 is the Science Fair (according to Sandy).
3/13 seems to be the best date.
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10905

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

So what ideas do people have for the format of the tryouts? Questions - Harder than nationals, preferably HSAPQ's NASAT set. Format - Free for all since it's the best way to test who has real depth and who overlaps with others in certain subject areas. I'm not sure the Ohio format works as well for...
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10905

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Thanks for reminding me. I forgot about him and Luke. Is there anyway we could get this mentioned throughout the state, I can see some teams who don't regularly go to this site, but still go to tournaments like Simon Kenton and Russel. Yeah they always have good players. I know Andy and Luke are re...
by Faiyad
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10905

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

So what ideas do people have for the format of the tryouts? As for a "field update" these are the people who seem interested: Cole Phelps Scott Blain Julie Heinze Joey Brown John Jarboe Jason Martin Brian F. Victor M. Sandy Huang Ping Chen Andrew Salyer Faiyad Mannan Jack Carter Dowell Harmon Rache...