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by sir negsalot
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!
Replies: 47
Views: 9403

Re: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!

For planning purposes, it may be useful to note that metro now charges an extra dollar per trip for individual farecards in an effort to convert everyone to Smartrip
by sir negsalot
Mon May 28, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 37256

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Not to be overlooked is that it appears that Bellarmine set records in round 17 against Richard Montgomery with 15 powers and 765 points. Is there an official confirmation of this?
by sir negsalot
Sat May 05, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22683

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Just wondering, are there powers in this?
by sir negsalot
Wed May 02, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51533

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

The first five games did not carry over. Seeding was determined by record and cumulative points in the second set of 5 games.
by sir negsalot
Tue May 01, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51533

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

As a participant, my experience was good overall. We didn't go through the type of craziness that some of the other brackets did. The hotel was definitely better than last years'. Some of the external match sites felt like they were being used simply for the sake of variety, not because they were pa...
by sir negsalot
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31743

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

University of Maryland. Does anyone know if they even have any sort of quiz bowl team there?
by sir negsalot
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22683

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

RM is in the It's Ac semifinals

EDIT: Some, if not most, will be available for the following day.
by sir negsalot
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Stats posted again:

Use the headings to get team and individual stats, etc.
http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/90 ... dividuals/
by sir negsalot
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

With 6 teams registering, that brings us to 24, so the field is now closed. (Barring a dropout)
by sir negsalot
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

For now, we will cap the field at 18 teams (those which have registered via email). For any teams that would be interested in coming but have not yet registered, we will start a waitlist. If we get 6 teams on the waitlist and extra moderators, we may be able to accomodate 24 teams.
by sir negsalot
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS II (2/18/12) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: NCIS II (2/18/12) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

List of villages in West Virginia wrote:Notably, that conversion was better than every team except Richard Montgomery at Charter's tournament last week.
He beat us handily alone at New Kent. The man is a beast! This definitely needs to be recognized in the next rankings. Top 30, at least.
by sir negsalot
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Any neutral "expert" is welcome to look at the set and give us their thoughts. Email me at dgalitsky94 at gmail dot com
by sir negsalot
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13807

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

Any one who is neutral is now welcome to look at the google doc for the set. email me at dgalitsky94 at gmail dot com
by sir negsalot
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13807

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

A lot of minor changes have been made and will continue to be made, in addition to those mentioned in that google doc, as you mention. In about a week, it should be ready for any neutral quizbowl expert to look through and approve.
by sir negsalot
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13807

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

Truman State in Missouri will now be hosting a tournament on our set on March 10th! Link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12657

Most of the country still will be unable to play on these questions unless more hosts come forward.
by sir negsalot
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should tournaments have split upper/lower divisions?
Replies: 20
Views: 3401

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

There are numerous instances of teams attending once and never again. Isn't that proof that some aspect of a tournament was unsatisfactory to them?
Also, as one of the best high school quizbowlers of all time, isn't your perspective of quizbowl far different than a team of weaker players?
by sir negsalot
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34011

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

Can someone link SWAGFEST to the schedule on Feb 25th?
by sir negsalot
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Seeing the Centennial Attack tournament in Georgia, we are considering bracketing teams by national-caliber and regular varsity to promote more games between teams of like ability. Most likely, teams will be able to choose which bracket to participate in. Thoughts on this?
by sir negsalot
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TANKBATTLE I
Replies: 18
Views: 5113

Re: TANKBATTLE I

Well Matt from Christiansburg burst on to the scene today, he should be seen in the top 25 immediately. Congrats to him. Thanks to New Kent for running everything smoothly! The building was very nice and all the moderators were great. This set from HSAPQ was fantastic, as it had literally no noticab...
by sir negsalot
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQB Mid-Season Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: HSQB Mid-Season Podcast

During the discussion about changes to the webpage/forums, it brought to mind the difference between the history bee/bowl webpage and hsqb. I feel like for pyramidal quizbowl to take the next step in "professionalism", isn't it time to integrate everything into an easy-to-use webpage? Surely it is n...
by sir negsalot
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

It has been intended all along to approach never before seen teams differently than this. I don't think very many forum posts at all here would be suitable for someone who has never been to a quizbowl tournament before or that many teams have attended their first tournament as a direct consequence s...
by sir negsalot
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13644

SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Richard Montgomery High School is unbelievably pleased to announce Self Written Academic Games For Every Studious Team. This tournament will be held on February 25, 2012 at our school in fabulous Rockville, Maryland. Registration will begin at 8:15, with the opening meeting at about 9:00 AM. The fee...
by sir negsalot
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13807

Re: RM+TP+Bellarmine Housewrite available for Mirrors!

This set was successfully used at Macomb on January 7th, with approval from coaches and players alike. The last few errors are being eliminated in preparation for the next few mirrors. Most of quizbowl country is still not covered yet, so I encourage any school hosting a tournament in 2012 to take a...
by sir negsalot
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

What do they do with all the money from 50 teams if they only go to a few tournaments a year? Simply pocket it?
by sir negsalot
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

I distinctly remember the Hammond coach saying at the Centennial tournament that he "wanted to avoid controversy" so he chose a "reputable company". It is an absolute travesty that 50 teams attended this.
by sir negsalot
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34011

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

RM claims February 25th for a tournament on the TP/RM Set. If VHSL states is that day, does that mean the likes of TJ will not make it?
by sir negsalot
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13807

RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

This is a preliminary announcement for the Richard Montgomery + Torrey Pines Tournament Set and its respective mirrors. Richard Montgomery in Rockville, MD, Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA have collaborated on a regular difficulty tournament set to be used in early 2012. Questions were written by team...
by sir negsalot
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)
Replies: 42
Views: 12866

Re: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)

This tournament demonstrated a lot of effort on the part of Centennial. First of all, the breakfast certainly was a banquet and it was great to see that Centennial had many parent helpers to deal with registration,etc. While there were 54 teams, they were all quickly taken care of. All of our modera...
by sir negsalot
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Writing Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 8178

Re: Writing Questions

Geography IMHO is like a sixth sense, you either have it or you don't. Besides learning the major mountain ranges and rivers, there's nothing quizbowl-productive to cram geography,
by sir negsalot
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XIX at Maggie Walker (12/3/11) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 24
Views: 14947

Re: GSAC XIX at Maggie Walker (12/3/11) - Seeking Mirrors

are there going to be powers in this set?
by sir negsalot
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Selection Bias or Excellence?
Replies: 14
Views: 5605

Re: Selection Bias or Excellence?

Based on what I know in the Mid-Atlantic, it seems that just about every instance of a consistently active team for more than 4 years can be attributed to either "institutional continuity" (eg TJ or RM) or a coach (eg Blair or CR). These are things that are present in just about all other legitimate...
by sir negsalot
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

Locations currently scheduled for mirrors: Richard Montgomery HS (Washington DC region) (2/25) Torrey Pines HS (Southern California) (2/25) Northern Illinois University (Northern IL and Chicagoland) (1/28) Macomb HS (Central IL and St. Louis area) (1/7) We are particularly interested in having this ...
by sir negsalot
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

This is a preliminary announcement for the Richard Montgomery + Torrey Pines Tournament Set and its respective mirrors. Richard Montgomery in Rockville, MD and Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA have collaborated on a regular difficulty tournament set to be used in early 2012. Questions were written by t...
by sir negsalot
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT A set difficulty
Replies: 23
Views: 4203

Re: NAQT A set difficulty

This is kind of tangential to the above, but suppose that number n is the number of these inner city schools (or for that matter 29000 schools that don't go to Saturday tournaments). Perhaps it is possible that the number of potentially enthusiastic quizbowl players is smaller than number n. Because...
by sir negsalot
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)
Replies: 42
Views: 12866

Re: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)

just wondering, are there powers/negs, and will there be stats?
by sir negsalot
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83119

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

It's funny that you ask, considering you kinda came out of nowhere, eh?
by sir negsalot
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2256

Re: General Discussion

For RM, as far as I remember, the only tossup that went dead in 10 games was Eudora Welty, that was a bit of outlier in difficulty. There never seemed to be any misplaced powers so that was good. Along with TP/StA as some of the best housewrites
by sir negsalot
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23195

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

The questions were very good, very similar to last years St Anselms/Torrey Pines. The trend toward conservative difficulty seems to be good for the non-elite teams. Only one tossup went dead for us in the entire tournament i believe
by sir negsalot
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23195

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

How will the brackets work with 21 teams?
by sir negsalot
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50854

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

Thanks to the awesome folks at UMD for hosting a perfect tournament, as always. NAQT should be commended for this set, a nearly flawless array of questions as pyramidal quizbowl questions asymptotically approach perfection. Thanks to St. Joe's for the epic and intense 18 power match, and congrats to...
by sir negsalot
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50854

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

Just wondering, who is the joke name team?
by sir negsalot
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors

Justin has already messaged me, but we have about 130, 5-6 line 10pt TNR regular difficulty, and intending for easier answerlines and harder beginning clues, with powers
by sir negsalot
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 11769

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Sign me up please
by sir negsalot
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors

At Richard Montgomery, we might be interested in partnering up, having written about 120 quality tossups, but no bonuses. How far along are you guys?
by sir negsalot
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote: Is there truly a downside to playing in a tournament with powers? I cannot think of any given example where powermarking a set makes it less enjoyable to play.
Exactly.
by sir negsalot
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

If questions are properly pyramidal, why does it matter the exact clue on which power ends, as the general essence of getting the question early is what matters. At this point, I can only believe that this entire thread is some sort of satire. It's not as though powermarks would ever be placed perf...
by sir negsalot
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

In Missouri, the official state format has 10 point tossups, so we have always had some events (including the longest standing pyramidal event in the state at Wash U) use 10 point tossups in part because it's a bit closer to what some of these teams are used to. There are plenty of other circuits t...
by sir negsalot
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

The fun is always inherently present :party: :party: :party: It needs no mention