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by Rompimientos del Centauro
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284124

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Here comes a random trash packet by #hchsqb! Mehnaj Ahmed, Auroni Gupta, Richard Yu and I have collaborated on a packet affectionately named "69 Buzz Songs and A Neg of Despair". It will feature self-indulgent trash tossups mostly about music near and dear to our hearts, with some TV and a non-zero ...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices in NYC!
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Summer Practices in NYC!

If anyone's around the Big Apple this summer, feel free to drop by open Columbia practices!

We (Irit and Wilton) are going to have practices in Columbia's Kent 628, Monday and Thursday at 7 PM, starting today. It'll be great.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

Vassar is interested in bring 1 team with 1 moderator.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 10102

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

Definitely a lot of fun with a couple of really cool answers to boot. Some 20s were generous, and a few leadins here or there had some buzzer races, but that sort of thing happens at niche tournaments like this.

Are there going to be more mirrors, or will this set be released and posted some time?
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Thu May 16, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Buzz
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: How to Buzz

If this is a question on actual buzzer technique, do something that feels comfortable and is ergonomic and all that. If your trigger finger hurts at the end of tournaments because you've been trying to "Dorman buzz" all day or something, try something different. Just do something that feels natural ...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6582

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

There is also a nontrivial chance that Vassar will send team that has >1 player!
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 9899

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

I'll be a free agent looking for teammates.

EDIT: Nope, looks like I won't be able to make it.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4505

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

Yes. Yes please.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed May 30, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5255

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

yorkchen0210
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31324

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Most likely I'll be going to Vassar and looking to start up a team - hopefully I can find a bunch of other people first.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 13864

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

I'll be pinch-hitting for Nolan and the Fights this Wednesday night. Hopefully it won't affect the finals situation.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll, Congratulations Hunter A!
Replies: 11
Views: 4400

Re: RESULTS: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll, Congratulations Hunter A!

I don't quite understand how Hunter got 372 votes and Centennial got 356? Assuming 25 for 1st place, 24 for 2nd, etc., Hunter got 12*25=300 points from first place votes, so they must have been 2nd in the remaining 3 ballots. But if you place Centennial in the highest remaining spot in every remain...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)
Replies: 21
Views: 4825

Re: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)

Looks like Hunter will be there with only 1 buzzer - I think we've lost the other set.

We'll still have one moderator.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power marking
Replies: 20
Views: 3138

Re: Power marking

I really don't see the trouble with just saying "for fifteen points" instead of "for ten points", but the point was made earlier - either write an easier tossup, or make it a bonus part.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)
Replies: 21
Views: 4825

Re: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)

Hunter will be there with 1 team, 2 buzzers, and 1 moderator.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 13362

Re: NJ Discussion 2011-2012

Does anyone know if the Henderson team that was at Princeton is the same one that went to Delaware Fall last year, or National History Bowl's National Finals last year? They're listed as a Pennsylvania team under NHBB Finals and as a New York team on the Excelsior rankings website. I read for them a...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FNT Mirror @ Hunter College High School (10/29/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 27113

Re: FNT Mirror @ Hunter College High School (10/29/11)

Question: Do either LIFT or HHH qualify as tournaments that would make a player ineligible to attend? I know that HHH uses NAQT-A question sets, so I'm not sure if that would count. Not at all - the only event restrictions are the national tournaments (NAQT's High School National Championship Tourn...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype
Replies: 9
Views: 4953

Re: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype

Hunter High School (in New York City, which seems to be a bit more than a half hour drive away) has a mirror of Fall Novice, a tournament aimed at newer teams, at the end of October - the announcement can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11809#p221542 Various other tou...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 13095

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

The Motley Eye wrote:Tiebreakers are available at http://pace-nsc.org/2011nsc/2011_PACE_N ... etail.html
Stats for the finals are listed instead of Hunter A's tiebreaker against Dunbar A.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37740

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Ulster Clay Pigeon Shooting Association wrote:Sorry to revive an old thread, but where can one find the audio recordings of the tournament?
The audio is at http://doc-ent.com/qbc/HSNCT11/
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163559

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Mention has been made in another thread of questionable protest procedures affecting at least Hunter and Bellarmine. For those not in the know, including myself, what happened here? There were two protests in the packet - the first one involved ambiguity with the answer line, and Bellarmine believe...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 48533

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Personal favorites are "Great Rift Valley" under Literature and "George Carlin" under Fine Arts.
Bookmarked - this is pretty fantastic.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28192

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

The questions were never written and organized with any specific format in mind regarding bracketing, teams present, etc - they were intended as regular difficulty high school sets. The resulting difficulty gradation between the first five and last five packets used was a result of wanting to gradua...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17088

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I'm tentatively capping the field at 9 teams. We have 11 packets, so 9 teams lets us play a full RR followed by a full final if necessary. Nine teams also gives us byes, which will give us staff. If Kurtis sends word that there are more packets, or if Yetman rouses up staffers that we can count on ...
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17088

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Hopefully, if ANGST is finished and mirrored, Hunter HS will have two teams there.

If that falls through and the BOAT set is used, we'll still have a handful of moderator/scorekeepers.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Fri May 07, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Prison Bowl III discussion

Sorry about the questionable tossups and fluctuating bonuses, we'll work on that for next year. We will also fact-check more carefully to avoid errors.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed May 05, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 2984

Re: Prison Bowl III discussion

ryandillon wrote:Just would like to say thanks for the shout out to my main man Heinrich Boll.
In retrospect that tossup probably did not belong in a regular difficulty set and should have been put in the finals.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 7817

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

Having seen stats for the prelims, will full tournament stats be posted soon?
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7399

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

To whom should the checks be made out? We need a mailing address since we will be unable to bring a check. Please email/PM me with that info at yc0210 [at] gmail [dot] com, thanks.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8330

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

FredMorlan wrote:How many teams ended up at this event?
22 and 2 house teams, if I recall.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2009-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 7280

Re: NY/NJ 2009-2010

Unfortunately I don't keep up enough with the local circuit, I'm learning a lot about New Jersey teams reading this myself.
I will say that I think Stuyvesant has potential-having read for their B team at Prison Bowl, they seemed like a solid team and are bringing back their main players.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50
Replies: 99
Views: 29479

Re: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50

By the way, where are the statistics from, for those that aren't listed?
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tyrone Slothrop Lit Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6929

Re: Tyrone Slothrop Lit Discussion

I would also like to have access to this set if it is at all possible.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17819

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

I'm going to play this, but I'm looking for teammates.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Studying Geography

I'm not exactly the best source for this, but I find playing the Traveler IQ challenge is a fair way to get some geo, and all the variations on the game. Occasionally there are tidbits and facts at the bottom, those are interesting too.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91595

Re: Bad Negs Again

'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-'
BUZZ
"Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism"
In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet".
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45378

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

I would like to be signed up for the Saturday night singles.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37030

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

Ike wrote:
York Chen (Tentative)
It has been confirmed, I can make it for the tournament.
by Rompimientos del Centauro
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40308

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

He was an eighth grader, believe it or not.
Granted, he was the last resort, as there was a dearth in readers and he was deemed most fit of the others.