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by Beastman
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21889

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

That seems like a decent application, although there would have to be some changes to the process for Kentucky. I really wish KAAC would get involved in something like this, they did it for Panasonic for a couple years so I don't see why they couldn't for NASAT. Because that would make too much sen...
by Beastman
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21413

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

I would like to point out that Trinity A and B weren't the right teams. After they found out the prelim pools, they switched their teams. I don't think it really threw anything off, but it seemed a bit unethical.
by Beastman
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21413

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

Church51907 wrote:Last year at NAQT, we had a combined team from Edmonson and Grayson.
That's great. They should still be the same county after all.
by Beastman
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 7527

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

Hilltopper22 wrote: I could be mistaken, but I think those stats may be a bit off because our game against NE Alabama was input as a 10-0 win rather than marked as a forfeit.
That makes more sense. It made our stats a little better when they fixed it too.
by Beastman
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 7527

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

Overall, I enjoyed the tournament and it was probably one of the more fun quizbowl tournaments I've ever been to, honestly. Big thanks to Alabama for hosting it.
by Beastman
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 7527

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

Funniest thing about the stats is that the Average Points For and Average Points Against for WKU is equal. I find that quite hilarious and I've never seen that before.
by Beastman
Sun May 09, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Next year, it should be handled better for sure. I feel like a lot of good senior players got screwed. Congrats to the coaches that once again prevented good quizbowl from being widely recognized in Kentucky.
by Beastman
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5274

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th

So, any thought to doing this as a card system with 32 teams?
by Beastman
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

If you go by north-south, then Lexington is more central. If you go by east-west, then Louisville is more central. It's not a huge difference either way. It's kind of a huge difference for teams in the Jackson Purchase. Louisville makes more sense as Kentucky is elongated. But, it doesn't matter mu...
by Beastman
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Most teams would not allow working microphones on their tables as was witnessed this weekend. In the matches I officiated or watched the KAAC furnished microphones were turned off or directly away from the players. I think it would be very difficult to voice record students to any degree of accurac...
by Beastman
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Asking him to repeat the answer makes the most sense. However, if the moderator thought he heard something completely different, then they would not have a reason to ask him to repeat it. This is an error that can occur in any format and I imagine almost everyone has had something like this happen ...
by Beastman
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I had a lot of fun at State, and the competition was great. That being said, something needs to be done in the future about the officials. In our match against St. X to make it to the Semis, Scott buzzed in and said, "hydrolysis", and 99% of the people in the room agreed that they heard him say it (...
by Beastman
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I'd like to add that if players on a team are more concerned with quick recall than quality Quizbowl, then they aren't the players we would need on the team anyways. Also, there won't be a date where everyone can attend, but the day before state starts up is the day MOST can attend. If the others do...
by Beastman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I really don't think anybody should worry about making the coaches angry. This isn't a team try-out or event, this is individual. If a coach isn't wanting to allow a player to attend, have the player bring his/her parents. Or somebody should explain to them that trying out for this using good quizbo...
by Beastman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Why would we need permission from the Galt House or KAAC to have a few "scrimmage" matches in our own rooms that we are paying for? And why would it matter if some coaches wouldn't want their players participating? I hate to sound like some sort of elitist, but those who would do well on this would ...
by Beastman
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Talked to Andy Lion from Russell, he's interested in it as well.
by Beastman
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I don't expect to make the team, as there are many in the state much better at Social Studies than me, but I look forward to trying out. It will be interesting to have all of the best players in the state in one place together. And really, it will be great practice and a great learning experience.
by Beastman
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10962

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

At this tryout tournament, will any stats be kept on bonus conversions? From what I've seen, high bonus conversion percentage typically shows the more skilled teams. Also, instead of random teams, maybe we should have teams of specialists. Like, make a list of lit players and randomly assign them to...
by Beastman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8297

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I enjoyed the tournament. It gave me a good expectation of what it will be like if I do end up playing in college. The science blew my mind, as a high school history player.
by Beastman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5274

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th

This field is looking legit. I like it.
by Beastman
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

District should be fun, but won't be as pyramidal as we would like I'm sure. Also, would anybody happen to know who changed my picture to an angry bearded lego man? I know it's been like that forever, but that's not what I put for my picture, lol.
by Beastman
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parkersburg High School - January 23 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Parkersburg High School - January 23 2010

I hope we get to go to this, it's on my birthday.
by Beastman
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wright State University Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/5/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 6826

Re: Wright State University Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/5/09)

2) Dunbar B is fast. Very fast. Don't get me wrong, they're very knowledgable and good at quizbowl in general. But the biggest thing I noticed from them is that their reaction time to a clue they know is very quick. It seemed like every question saw one of our kids buzz just a split second after th...
by Beastman
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

The fact that it was random seems to be what made it unfair to me. Because rather than making sure the pools were balanced, they just threw everybody in a hat and pulled numbers. I guess the format was fine, but the way it was done definitely wasn't. A 3-1 record means nothing if you didn't really p...
by Beastman
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Our B team played lost by around 30 and was 4th.
They actually lost by 42. The seeding for the bracket at the end was also awful. We were seeded 7th. Under our B team and teams we have beaten this year pretty handily. I'll never understand how that tournament was supposed to work.
by Beastman
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40443

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I like the playoff stats, lol. We had less ppg and points per ten heard and bonus conversion than the two teams right after us.
by Beastman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Then we get together a group of impartial players from the top teams. Basically, I'm saying it should be up to the top in the state as to who goes.
by Beastman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I don't see how it would be worse than going by Governor's Cup results. Your coach will know of your strength in quizbowl better than the Gov. Cup results could show.
by Beastman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

With every option there are things that can go badly. Just seems like that is the most fair and is most likely to produce the best team.
by Beastman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Back to the team selection for HSAPQ. It seems pretty obvious to me what should be done. The coaches of the top five teams in the state, or some number like that, should get together and go through and make a list of players they believe would be good enough to compete at that level. They would sepa...
by Beastman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Anybody want to post the results for Louisville's Fall tournament? I want to see how things worked out.
by Beastman
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62950

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Those rankings are pretty good looking to me. I'm not sure why Ballard is below us, since they beat us at NAQT State, but I won't ask questions. I'd probably put Russell above Johnson Central as far as quizbowl in general because Russell is pretty damn good at both quick recall and quizbowl pyramida...
by Beastman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 80103

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

I'd just like to chime in on the 2 seconds after buzzing issue. It seemed like this was never an issue for my team, or probably any team from Kentucky for that matter. In Kentucky, at most events, you have to answer immediately after being recognized, and recognition is a lot more strict. For exampl...
by Beastman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34557

Re: Kentucky 08-09

I'm pretty excited for state. Haven't been in a while, so it's nice to be back.
by Beastman
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34557

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Region was a little ridiculous this year to be perfectly honest. It was just really awkward. Edmonson isn't going to State, Grayson is. And a team with no Quick Recall won overall. That blew my mind. Just, really awkward. I look forward to perhaps going through a few rounds of state. Haha.
by Beastman
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34557

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Grayson County's district is way up in the air. Grayson and Edmonson have been hit reeeaaalllly hard. Just got power back today. And we are using our high school and two other schools in the county as emergency shelters. The high school has 500 people in it. We don't have school until further notice...