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by ChopinManiac
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rewarding Different Levels of Knowledge
Replies: 102
Views: 13659

Re: Rewarding Different Levels of Knowledge

Most assuredly not. I don't think jerry's comment was made to discourage the use of familiar clues in question writing, but rather to emphasize the manner in which questions should come about. I would hope any person writing a question has actively and somewhat thoroughly researched their "answer", ...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4013

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

We had a fair number of late drop-outs, so UGA will only be bringing four teams to this tournament.
by ChopinManiac
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16173

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

I just want to say that I really enjoyed this tournament. Yes, the set was ridiculously hard, but the questions were also ridiculously well-written and edited (props to Minnesota). Yes, it took a while to get through a full round robin and a singles tournament, and yes, UTC might have been able to r...
by ChopinManiac
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16173

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

I'll second the lit singles request
by ChopinManiac
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16173

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Can we please get a field update for this tournament?
by ChopinManiac
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED: Classic City Classic III @ UGA 10-25-08
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Classic City Classic III @ UGA (Athens, GA) 10-25-08

Field Update:

Walton (1)
Grayson (1)
Berkmar (2)
Central (2)
Riverside (1)

There is still plenty of room for the tournament. Please email [email protected] if you would like to bring a team.
by ChopinManiac
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3516

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

All in all, I thought that the set as a whole was both appropriate for its intended audience and extremely well-written, with the exception of a few repeats that I'm sure will be taken care of by the rest of the mirrors this upcoming weekend. On behalf of the UGA Quizbowl team, I would like to thank...
by ChopinManiac
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20

The University of Georgia Quizbowl Team will be hosting a tournament on September 20th, 2008 consisting wholly of house written questions. As in the past, the tournament will take place on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, and the questions will be modified ACF format, consisting of twenty...
by ChopinManiac
Mon May 05, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24760

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

Chris Chiego and I are in.

- Jonathan Douglas Okon
by ChopinManiac
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Just leave CBI alone
Replies: 12
Views: 2431

Re: Just leave CBI alone

I was on the UGA team that finished second to Florida State at the Southeast CBI Regional Tournament. I don't particularly enjoy CBI, though, of course, any quizbowl is better than no quizbowl, but there are a couple of members of the UGA team who were seniors this year and really wanted to qualify ...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8517

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

And will Vandy be bringing a team to College Park?
by ChopinManiac
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13658

chopinmaniac

Jonathan Okon - Member of UGA A (UG)
by ChopinManiac
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 10026

I can't speak for the entire UGA team, but as a player, specifically as a player who lives more than five hours away from Tuscaloosa, I would most definitely prefer for the tournament to take place on Saturday.
by ChopinManiac
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5321

Tournament Field Update: Dorman High School 3 Teams Chattahoochee High School 2 Teams Brookwood High School 1 Team Walton High School 1 Teams Norcross High School 2 Teams Grayson High School 2 Teams Calhoun High School 2 teams Etowah High School 1 Team Bleckley County High School 1 Team White County...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5321

Tournament Field Update: Dorman High School 3 Teams Chattahoochee High School 2 Teams Walton High School 1 Teams Central Gwinnett High School 1 Team Parkview High School 1 Team Norcross High School 2 Teams Grayson High School 2 Teams Calhoun High School 2 teams Robinson High School 1 Team Etowah Hig...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5321

Tournament Field Update: Dorman High School 3+ Teams Chattahoochee High School 2-3 Teams Walton High School 1-2 Teams Central Gwinnett High School 1 Team Norcross High School 2 Teams Grayson High School 2 Teams Calhoun High School 2 teams Sequoya High School 2 Teams Robinson High School 1 Team Etowa...
by ChopinManiac
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5321

Tournament Field Update: Dorman High School 3+ Teams Chattahoochee High School 2-3 Teams Walton High School 1-2 Teams Central Gwinnett High School 1 Team Norcross High School 2 Teams Grayson High School 2 Teams Sequoya High School 2 Teams Robinson High School 1 Team Etowah High School 1(+?) Team Ble...
by ChopinManiac
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 5321

Hey everybody, thought I would just post a quick update on here. Yes, the Second Annual Classic City Classic is still taking place at The University of Georgia on December 1st. Just in case you were wondering, here is a quick field update as of today, but we hope to add more teams before the 1st: Do...
by ChopinManiac
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 9370

can we get a field update?
by ChopinManiac
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 9370

I believe that UGA will be sending one team to this tournament.
by ChopinManiac
Sun May 20, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 41215

Even if you were to make the "love of learning" argument, I really don't see what that would have to do with specialization in quizbowl. Someone who really enjoys a certain topic and chooses to spend the majority of their time learning about it would, in my opinion, be the epitome of someone who has...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 34610

Hey, not to be difficult or anything, but do you know how many wait-list teams are usually given opportunities to compete? And also, I'm a little bit surprised that Vanderbilt was given a bid ahead of us, but we played them in the first match, and shot ourselves in the foot multiple times throughout...
by ChopinManiac
Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32322

Hey Mr. Barry,

Thx for not even mentioning Milton on your list of Georgia teams next year :mad: . I mean cmon, were we that bad?
by ChopinManiac
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA HS Bulldog Brawl- Official Annoucement
Replies: 7
Views: 4202

Mr. Richards,

I am very sorry that we have not informed you as of yet of our plan to attend the tournament. We definitely plan on being there and I appreciate greatly your penciling of us in.
by ChopinManiac
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Savannah Country Day School Tourney
Replies: 11
Views: 6823

Yeah, Milton was ranked fourth due to a low point total, but I suppose part of that was due to a low point score of 210 in our defeat of Dorman. Either way, congratualtions to Brookwood.
by ChopinManiac
Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Savannah Country Day School Tourney
Replies: 11
Views: 6823

I do not know if the host of the Savannah Country Day Tourney is reading this, but if you are, please respond if there are any spots left for the tournament. Milton (defending champ from last year) is looking to come, but due to some strange, irresponsible lack of communication on our part has not s...
by ChopinManiac
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on the South-East...
Replies: 11
Views: 6279

Someone above asked about Milton this year as their B-team was pretty good last year. Well, we have a pretty good team in my opinion, but unfortunately we have lost every big and/or close match we have been in this year, e.g. we were ranked 5th out of the preliminaries at Brookwood only to lose in t...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on the South-East...
Replies: 11
Views: 6279

Walton and Dorman seem to be pretty much ruling the tourneys in the southeast thus far. I think at Brookwood they averaged around 50 points higher than the 3rd place team out of the prelimenaries and met each other in the finals. Other than that, I cannot say that I have seen any great teams, but th...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Readers December 11
Replies: 2
Views: 2472

Could you please give a list of teams competing?
by ChopinManiac
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Latest news article in NC
Replies: 12
Views: 6126

I could not agree with you more. The worst part of quiz bowl is the idea that if you learn enough random facts, you can be good at the game. I agree that pyramidal toss-ups do make an attempt to try and fix this, but there are still too many games I see where it comes down to, "crowned on Christmas ...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

The first and foremost piece of advice that I can give you concerning starting a new team is to find a coach/sponser who is willing, enthusiastic and able to put in the time needed for your team. In tenth grade at my school I had to find a new JV coach to have a team and in doing so, found a great n...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Important Subject
Replies: 13
Views: 8195

Most Important Subject

I have always wondered what most people consider to be the most important subject to learn in academic bowl. While I assume that it would have to be one of the big three, i.e. Science, literature and social studies, I have never really been able to tell if one was more important than the other. So a...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions this year...
Replies: 20
Views: 10994

Attempting to keep from any shameless promoting of my own team :D , here is my predictions for Georgie. First of all, Walton is probably going to be the best team in the state as they defeated us last year in the state finals and did not lose any members of their starting four. Brookwood loses its c...
by ChopinManiac
Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emory Quizbowl Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 2386

Emory Quizbowl Tournament

Last year and in years past there has been a quizbowl tournament at Emory University during the beginning of September. I was just wondering if they were planning on having one this year and if so, when is it happening?
by ChopinManiac
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35468

If I remember correctly, Aiken lost to Taylor County in the semi's and then Taylor County lost to Milton in the finals.
by ChopinManiac
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9185

I was just wondering as to where religion/mythology questions would be placed as I suppose they could be put as part of literature, social studies and/or the other 5 questions.
by ChopinManiac
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35468

QuizBowlMike. That is completely understandable and of course I am not mad at anyone for not being on their list of top teams around the nation. After all, last year is now over and the next season is soon to begin. I hope that we might be able to attend a national tournament this year, but if not, ...
by ChopinManiac
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35468

Hey, we could always try to create some sort of working BCS-like system related to quizbowl where it ranks teams based on their finishing in tournaments, the strength level of the teams at the tournaments and extra points for quality wins over good teams in their home states. Then at the end of the ...
by ChopinManiac
Sat May 01, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best in Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 4377

Srry Noah, Milton will not be playing at any of the national tournaments because of trips to China. One of our two best players could not make it and another of the team was going to get back from Rome the day before it started so we decided not to go this year. Next year however will hopefully be a...
by ChopinManiac
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best in Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 4377

Best in Georgia

Well, i guess the truth is that the only reason in starting this thread is because im jealous of all of the other states in the southeast having a poll, but not Georgia. So anyways, im just wondering now that state and the "regular" season is over, who do you think is the top team in Georgia and who...
by ChopinManiac
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 21468

Yeah, i loved ACE camp. It was alot of fun and even though it was strict about times to be when and where, it was also extremely beneficial in my quest of becoming a better quiz bowl player. While i cannot go back this year due to GHP, if i could i definitely would and i know that at least two of my...
by ChopinManiac
Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who will win the State in Georgia?
Replies: 17
Views: 11619

NoahMink CHS,

If your team can go you should try and contact woodward to go. I would love to play you guys there seeing as how we have not seen each other yet this year.

-Chopin
by ChopinManiac
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who will win the State in Georgia?
Replies: 17
Views: 11619

Just here to pose a question as to who will be attending the Woodward tourney. Milton is planning to go sans one of their starters and I was just wondering who else might be planning to attend, considering this will most likely be a smaller tourney. Thx

-Chopin
by ChopinManiac
Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who will win the State in Georgia?
Replies: 17
Views: 11619

Seriously, that asclepius question was not funny. Okay, maybe it was, but still, I think state this year will be extremely exciting. Of course I, just like everyone else, expects central-macon to take their division's championship, but for 5A i think the top 4 will probably come down to Milton, Broo...
by ChopinManiac
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT 2004 High School Championship
Replies: 31
Views: 20602

How do you qualify for nationals?