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by Joe Romersa
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Date Claim 2012-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 8063

Re: Southern California Date Claim 2012-2013

TWAIN will not be happening next year, as UCLA will not really have much of a team. Don't really expect UCLA to go to much either... I'd be happy to (try to) scrounge together a tournament next year, but yeah, the UCLA club is kind of dead, and there's really nothing we need to spend money on. Jaso...
by Joe Romersa
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9264

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

In each 16 team bracket, in the first round, does the highest seeded team play against the lowest seeded team or the second highest seeded team?
by Joe Romersa
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SoCal 2010-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: SoCal 2010-2011

Sharad/Lucas Everyone else Who's still at La Jolla? I know they lost Ben Gammage (sorry if his name isn't right), who seemed to be their best player, but do they lose anyone else? Random conversations with assorted members of the La Jolla team have given me the impression that they return everyone ...
by Joe Romersa
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl
Replies: 26
Views: 5745

Re: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl

Oh, and WHICH University High School? If it's the one affiliate with U. Chicago, you should be able to generate ample interest, no? This seems pretty unlikely, since the high school affiliated with UChicago is the Lab School. Its the University High School affiliated with UC Irvine? (I think). Anyw...
by Joe Romersa
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SoCal 2010-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: SoCal 2010-2011

Golran wrote:...some of our incoming freshmen would like to direct or co-direct some tournaments...
I'll try to help with that
by Joe Romersa
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SoCal 2010-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4504

Re: SoCal 2010-2011

Sharad/Lucas

Everyone else
by Joe Romersa
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8
Replies: 41
Views: 5627

Re: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8

If the UCLA team wants/needs an additional person for Sunday (and possibly Saturday as well), email me at alexlw92 at yahoo dot com
by Joe Romersa
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 22421

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

What happened to Stephen, from California?
by Joe Romersa
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 22421

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

what happens after round robin? advantaged final?
by Joe Romersa
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37311

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

They won't be. I played in what was meant to be in the podcast room once or twice this year; the microphones were broken and in apparent need of soldering to repair, which didn't happen. (This is also why there weren't any microphones for the last few games in the ballroom, forcing us to PROJECT fr...
by Joe Romersa
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38024

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

For econ, is the askable high school canon large enough to have enough quality answer choices?
by Joe Romersa
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Practice Techniques?
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Re: New Practice Techniques?

Try practicing on IRC. Go to channel #scobowl on server Slashnet, and there's a bot that reads tossups.
by Joe Romersa
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38024

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

BRizzle wrote:Secondly, why is so much of the geography American? Isn't a question on Akron biased towards an Ohio team? Or is this insignificant?
On that note, would a current events question on, say, Chris Christies be biased towards a New Jersey team?
by Joe Romersa
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Quick Question

This belongs more in this thread, so *spoiler alert* for people playing in the UTC mirror There was a tossup on the "triangle inequality" that said something along the lines of "FTP name this inequality that states that...", the other team buzzed and said "triangle" and got prompted, and eventually ...
by Joe Romersa
Mon May 31, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38024

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I'm not sure on this situation if both teams agreed on the hearing or not hearing of a certain word. It's one thing if one team agrees and the other doesn't--that shouldn't be protestable because it's just "he heard, they heard." They clearly knew the right answer, and their protest was shot down. ...
by Joe Romersa
Mon May 31, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Quick Question

Something like this happened at HSNCT to a team we were playing. Are we allowed to post specific answers?
by Joe Romersa
Mon May 31, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38024

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Math computation bonuses should just be taken out. Almost all reasonable math bonuses would allow 10 seconds for the question to be answered (5 seconds isn't enough), but then that would eat up more of the clock, which could make a difference in close games. It just doesn't seem like it works. We ha...
by Joe Romersa
Sun May 23, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Effective recruitment techniques?
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

Re: Effective recruitment techniques?

We have almost 4000 people in our school. Don't worry about recruiting.

Instead, worry about making people study. (heh)
by Joe Romersa
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: TWAIN XI at UCLA, October 2, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Announcement: TWAIN XI at UCLA, October 2, 2010

If I don't go to Arcadia anymore, can I still get staffer discounts for Arcadia?
by Joe Romersa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Spring Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Caltech Spring Tournament

Whats the field right now? Is this happening?
by Joe Romersa
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 15295

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Hey Ian, I'm going to UCLA. I can help out with running tournaments and stuff.
by Joe Romersa
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Superpowers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Superpowers?

What does the general quiz bowl community think of superpowers in a slightly-above regular difficulty high school tournament? We are considering using them for our independent tournament. Listen, using superpowers, be they given by nuclear waste or otherwise, are completely not appropriate at high ...
by Joe Romersa
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8082

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

I heard something about "loud music", but I'm still not completely clear on what happened
by Joe Romersa
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8082

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

Would you mind putting the stats into brackets?
by Joe Romersa
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

Well, this looks like it will be exciting. I honestly expected more teams, but I guess this just means more chances to face each of the elite teams that Southern California has. I would wait a few days, now that we know which set is on which day, more teams should register. Expect a few more Arcadi...
by Joe Romersa
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

Has it been decided which day is what yet?
by Joe Romersa
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's not X, but CLUE
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: It's not X, but CLUE

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Joe Romersa wrote:This sounds like a bad NAcutie leadin.
I don't think you know what that is.
Nevermind about the leadin part, but I was thinking of something like:
[Describes statue of David]...It wasn't made by a ninja turtle, but FTP name this bronze statue by Donatello.
by Joe Romersa
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's not X, but CLUE
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: It's not X, but CLUE

This sounds like a bad NAcutie leadin.
by Joe Romersa
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

Oh cool, I didn't realize that, thanks.
by Joe Romersa
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

Could one of the days be an NAQT IS set, and an NAQT qualifier too?
by Joe Romersa
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8082

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

Is there any chance the field could be expanded to 27 teams? (so up to 6 teams can qualify for the HSNCT)
by Joe Romersa
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18589

Re: Buzzer

When I played THUNDER and Trashtastrophe in October, some school (possibly Youngstown State) brought a buzzer system where lights lit up inside a translucent plastic box (I think it was fluorescent purple for one team and fluorescent yellow for the other although there were different lights inside ...
by Joe Romersa
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California '09-'10
Replies: 82
Views: 14440

Re: Southern California '09-'10

WCI will most likely be the first high school tournament for us NorCal teams since November. Our circuit is less active than Montana's. MSJ seems to be large enough of a club to be able to host their own tournament (i.e. you sent 5 teams to a tournament once), so why don't you host your own tournam...
by Joe Romersa
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5699

Re: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10

Can you put the stats into the playoff brackets? Arcadia A did (slightly) better than 11th place.

*edited for more specific*

*edit*
Also, if you repost stats, could you add round report? Thanks.
by Joe Romersa
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5699

Re: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10

Biggest complaint we have were the buzzers, but that wasn't your fault.

I agree with Stephen, great tournament.
by Joe Romersa
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18589

Re: Buzzer

Everyone says the Anderson is great and reliable, but we've gotten 2, and both of them have sticky clear buttons. Are we the only team that has this problem?
by Joe Romersa
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

Okay then.

We'll see if we can make paper copies then.
It may cost a few extra dollars though.
by Joe Romersa
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

I think we're allowed to email them out after the set will not be played anymore.

Can someone from NAQT confirm this?
by Joe Romersa
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5699

Re: Rocket Surgery I (San Diego) - 2/27/10

Arcadia will be bringing 3 teams.
by Joe Romersa
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8082

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

Wow, Brophy has a team? We never knew. But, would this force Brophy (or other Arizona teams) to withdraw from all California events the moment there exists an event in their home state? Or is it still each team's choice where to go? By the way, are there any other Arizona high schools in quizbowl (...
by Joe Romersa
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stats programs and you
Replies: 20
Views: 4062

Re: Stats programs and you

Moving Day wrote:Is there a specific program my statkeeper should be using if he's going to try to track 48 teams playing in 2 separate but parallel tournaments?
Have two stats people?
by Joe Romersa
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

So, kids who played this set as well as IS-86: were leadins more accessible at Arcadia than at UCLA? That was my primary reason for disliking IS-86, and I'm hoping that NAQT will have fixed the problem by the time we play IS-92 at La Jolla. Yeah, powers seemed to be a bit easier After calculating u...
by Joe Romersa
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

So after Carnal Embrace, our Trashtastrophe/Trashtwostrophe mirror began. One school left early, along with 3 teams, forcing us to write up a new schedule in five minutes (for future reference, does anyone have any round robin schedules uploaded anywhere?). One other room started late, after 3 lapto...
by Joe Romersa
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

davud363000 wrote:
Joe Romersa wrote:With both Rancho Bernardo A and La Jolla C tied with a 10-0....
I'm pretty sure it was La Jolla B
I'm tired.
by Joe Romersa
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

With both Rancho Bernardo A and La Jolla B tied with a 10-0 record going into the final round, and with both teams slated to play each other, we decided to make it a best of 3 final. RBA blew out LJB in the first game, but LJB returned the favor in the second. The third game was much more tightly co...
by Joe Romersa
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

Will do.

By the way, do you mind if I reorder the packets?
by Joe Romersa
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

5 buzzer no-shows and 1 semi-broken buzzer later, Round 2 is underway. And we're still 15 minutes ahead of schedule!