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by Huang
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

Re: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)

Stats

Congrats to Benji and Nikhil of Stanford A and thank you Berkeley and Bellarmine for coming! Hope it was enjoyable for you all and we'll try to host some more tournaments this year (and finish at a faster pace too).
by Huang
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

Re: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)

Yes, please do let us know if you're attending this tournament. I'll keep the field updated here.


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by Huang
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96729

Re: On-going season rankings

Losing combination: poorly-executed humor and incessant whining Mr. Powers, I can understand if you want to complain about Fred's methodology, but hasn't that argument already happened multiple times in this thread? I mean I still remain unconvinced that PPB isn't a solid statistic for ranking teams...
by Huang
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96729

Re: On-going season rankings

more blah Dude...like you completely missed the point unimpeachable mathematical champion This isn't the exact purpose of Fred's rankings, at least not my interpretation of them. While you may have an unhealthy obsession with where your team is ranked, I know that Dunbar solely used it to set expec...
by Huang
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96729

Re: On-going season rankings

blah blah LASA vs. Hunter blah blah Bellarmine vs. Hunter blah blah You know, maybe Fred gave more weight to power and PPB stats (see below)? I still don't understand why you're making this such a big deal. I thought rankings were just suppose to give teams a general idea of their competition so th...
by Huang
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2011-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 15946

Re: Kentucky 2011-2012

Sayre is in Lexington but they're a small private school, which alone makes it very hard for them to form a team that reliably attends good tournaments. My brother went there for high school so I know a little about their school demographics. Most kids are often too busy with lacrosse, stock market ...
by Huang
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2011-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 15946

Re: Kentucky 2011-2012

I think Fleming County is using HSAPQ for their next tournament. More tournaments would be nice, but what really needs to happen is for teams to stop studying and practicing on fake questions and to start using websites like http://www.quizbowlpackets.com. The single greatest obstacle in converting ...
by Huang
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 6077

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

DrCongo wrote:Will this year's DAFT be posted online?
Idrees sent it to George so it'll get posted sometime soon
by Huang
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Passing thoughts while reading the set
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Passing thoughts while reading the set

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Is this being run anywhere else?
I'm not totally sure yet, but it might be.
by Huang
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Passing thoughts while reading the set
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Passing thoughts while reading the set

In regards to the criticisms listed in Charlie's post, I apologize if I didn't notice any additional errors; I only took a look at the things pointed out in the three or so threads and the stuff George pointed out. At least half of the tossups have early clues that are WAY too hard. I mean I did exp...
by Huang
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21791

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Who will be writing these questions?
by Huang
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST II: Searching For Writers
Replies: 42
Views: 10606

Re: CMST II: Searching For Writers

I can help write again.
by Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96729

Re: On-going season rankings

Back to the real point: those of you who want to use PPB instead of overall results at tournaments, head to head, in playoffs, of course, explain to me why Cistercian should fall beneath a team it had just defeated by over 300 points in a tournament it finished in a tie for 1st? You only can do thi...
by Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

Re: Packet 9

I am not asking for it to get changed. Then why even make a post complaining about how "easy" chondrocytes is? I was just giving an opinion. Without any sort of reasoning? That's no good... This is a discussion, isn't it? There's a specific reason for why a forum was created for DAFT: so people cou...
by Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

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 Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

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 I will use th...
by Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

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 Huang
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

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 Huang
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21791

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? After all mirrors are done; we might have some spring mirrors (since a few schools that originally were going to mirror this semester were unable to do so) There should be a...
by Huang
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Set Requests
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Set Requests

Went through the suggestions mentioned in this thread before moving on to the packet-specific ones. Fixed everything except for: I don't think population increased, improvements were made in agricultural/industrial methods and a revolution in transportation was spurred by economic growth is a helpfu...
by Huang
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21791

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Having seen practice questions for Hart County, I don't think any rational person would even consider it to be quizbowl. If quizbowl were chess, Hart County would be a checkers tournament that some chess players just happened to have attended.
by Huang
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Set Requests
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Set Requests

Brad: no problem People who have posted in this thread: sorry for not getting the new set up on Sunday. I didn't realize how much stuff I had to correct before working on it yesterday. Thanksgiving might be a more reasonable deadline. Before then, please continue posting criticism of the set. And to...
by Huang
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

Re: Packet 9

According to Jarret, he had also written a lead-in on that tossup about Tamerlane burning camels during a battle or something like that, but it was taken out. Edit: grammar This is true. My original leadin was a badass clue I found about Tamerlane lighting some camels on fire to disperse War Elepha...
by Huang
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

Re: Packet 9

Just so no one takes my lack of posting as a sign of indifference, I'm duly taking notes on what to improve in packet 9. Feel free to continue offering criticism.
by Huang
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Absurd DAFT Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: Absurd DAFT Discussion

If your username is Khanate, please identify yourself so I can approve you for the private forum.
by Huang
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Set Requests
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Set Requests

This should save a bit of trouble. (These are the packets used at Earlybird; I don't know if a more recently-modified copy exists that has been used in tournaments.) I have a slightly updated set that fixed a few errors mentioned by Ryan and Tanay, some of which include a few of the ones you mentio...
by Huang
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Set Requests
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Set Requests

Feel free to shoot me an e-mail so I can send you the set. It may take a few days since I've already received feedback from a few people today.
by Huang
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Absurd DAFT Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

blatant disregard for facts Ugh, okay? So since I misspelled your name, I must also be guilty of including serious factual errors in the DAFT set! Right. grammar Really? Wow. If you noticed, I clearly stated that I would not be surprised if there were minor grammatical errors. See Fred's post if yo...
by Huang
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Absurd DAFT Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

I have just been informed that this tournament has been granted Platinum certification by PACE Platinum-certified tournaments are affiliated tournaments which offer all teams at least nine games; use varsity-level questions deemed “excellent” by the PACE Certification Committee; have at least four ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18135

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

I don't like ripping this set because clearly there was a lot of effort put forth in its creation, but stuff that should have been corrected was not. By all means, please send me these corrections (if you don't have the set, let me know). I will go through the set again tonight before I send it off...
by Huang
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18135

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

As Ohio State is running a tournament on this set next week, I'd very much be interested in getting something set up so that these problems can be fixed. As I've mentioned, e-mailing me actually does work, not to mention that it is the fastest way for these very real problems to be fixed. In fact, ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18135

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

I was counting on Princeton's team to send me their edits after their mirror in exchange for a heavily discounted mirroring fee. Obviously, midterms and what not got in the way of this. If you have any suggestions/corrections, please e-mail them to me, as that would be a more efficient way of fixing...
by Huang
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

So we're now PACE-affiliated (no gold or platinum due to field strength, which is my fault for not advertising this tournament more aggressively). I'm not sure if duPont Manual will be able to qualify or not (I think George needs to talk to duPont Manual's coach for clarification). However, Danville...
by Huang
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVIII (10/2/10) Results Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: PHSAT XVIII (10/2/10) Results Thread

wexs883198215 wrote:
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:[comments of questionable relevance to question content were here]

Don't risk it! - the mgmt
Am I missing something or is this perhaps slightly informative of the question content...?

Not anymore! - the mgmt
It may well be general enough, Sandy, but I ain't taking risks! - the mgmt
by Huang
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Congrats to Nick for the solo win today. Stats.
by Huang
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

grayson77 wrote:We should be able to make it to the Spring tournament with quite a few teams, buzzers, and staffers.
Have you guys considered writing it as well?
It will most probably be a vendor set.
by Huang
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

So...we almost might have more mirrors than we have teams at our own tournament! (Don't worry Scott, I completely understand)
by Huang
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Alright, cool. Everything is updated in the first post, I think.
by Huang
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

SoLegit12 wrote:Take off an official duPont Manual.
Will you guys be able to come unofficially?
by Huang
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Field update below Field as of 9/25/10 (10 teams and 6 buzzers) Ballard with 0 buzzers ($70) Grayson with 2 buzzers ($50) Danville (2) with 2 buzzers ($110) duPont Manual (2) with ? buzzers ($130) Johnson Central with ? buzzers ($70) Owensboro with 1 buzzer ($65) Simon Kenton (2) with 1 buzzer ($120...
by Huang
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

We are staying on October 2nd. If any team has trouble with hotels, a good number of my teammates and I are willing to host teams at our houses. Let me know if this needs to be arranged or not.
by Huang
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

maged wrote:The 2nd is the only day Ballard could probably attend
Can I place Ballard on the official list of attending teams then if we stay on October 2nd (it looks like this is the only date that works)? I haven't received a confirmation e-mail yet from your coach.
by Huang
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21791

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'm not sure about that considering their performance on NAQT questions. Maybe relative to the rest of the state I guess.
by Huang
Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Sandy, If you move it to October 9, Owensboro will not be able to attend because that is the first Saturday of our fall break. If you move it to October 30, we will not be able to attend because of a conflict with the Vanderbilt ABC. We have reserved rooms in Louisville for Friday night, October 1,...
by Huang
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Realistically, how many teams would you lose because of the Equestrian Games? I know you all normally draw several teams from further away, but it always seemed to me like most of the teams were relatively local and just drove in that morning. Yeah. This is one of the things we're also considering....
by Huang
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Alright. We will sort this out hopefully within the next 2-3 days. We're still weighing our options.
by Huang
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Due to the FEI World Equestrian Games significantly raising hotel prices in Lexington, Dunbar will probably move this tournament to October 30th (October 9th being the SAT, October 16th being the PSAT, and October 23rd being the ACT). I will send an e-mail out to all the registered teams as soon as...
by Huang
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Due to the FEI World Equestrian Games significantly raising hotel prices in Lexington, Dunbar will probably move this tournament to October 30th (October 9th being the SAT, October 16th being the PSAT, and October 23rd being the ACT). I will send an e-mail out to all the registered teams as soon as ...
by Huang
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

So with less than two months until the tournament, we only have 6 teams registered. Field update below. I understand that many teams have just started up at school, but please let me know as soon as possible if your team will be attending. Field as of 8/17/10 (6 teams and 4 buzzers) Grayson with 2 b...
by Huang
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11726

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

That could be true. I'll let John and Dan discuss it if that's the case. I was under the impression that Yale attracted less mid-Atlantic teams.