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by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 6575

Re: 2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)

To echo Harrison's comments, I thoroughly enjoyed the tournament. The only bad spot aside from the late start was the reader in room 5 I believe. (He had on a tie and stuff) We would consistently get through 22-24 toss-ups on average but in his room the best we had was 18. He also insisted at times...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 6575

2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)

Announcement The University of Florida Quiz Bowl program would like to announce the Section 6 NAQT Sectionals to be held at the University of Florida's campus on February 4, 2012. This tournament will take place in Matherly Hall ( here is a map). Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M., with a coaches...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UF GSAC Mirror: 12/2-3
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: UF GSAC Mirror: 12/2-3

The theme for the names of our brackets was "Circle of Ineptitude" for any curious parties.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4470

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

Dr. Borglum. What's this all about? You hiding your Ph.D from all of us simpletons? I would love to hear your dissertation. Something tells me it would involve Thomas Pynchon, Drive By Truckers, and marathons. But in all seriousness, quizbowl is nothing but repetition. You really need to immerse yo...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Alabama (11/6/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 7207

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

So, yeah, UF is coming to this.

Edit: We don't know when we will get our packets in. We are going to try really hard to get them in tomorrow, but there was some miscommunication within the program and we will try to remedy it.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)
Replies: 11
Views: 3797

Re: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)

Auburn won the tournament, going 8-1 with their only loss coming from a forfeit in the first round. Chipola A finished second with UF A and Chipola B finishing tied for third. Stats should be up some time soon. I want to thank everyone who came, especially Judson College and Auburn for traveling so ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)
Replies: 11
Views: 3797

Re: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)

So far the field is shaping up to include a lot of CC's and a few 4-year schools. I'm probably going to close registration on September 17th, so if you guys know of a team that would be interested in this tournament let them know soon!
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)
Replies: 11
Views: 3797

Re: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)

I would really like to get some teams from 4-year schools to come play this. Does anyone have contact info for U of Miami?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Tournament at UF (Feeler Thread)
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: Fall Tournament at UF (Feeler Thread)

Hey Ryan, info on UF's first tournament can be found here.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)
Replies: 11
Views: 3797

College Novice Mirror at UF (9/24)

The University of Florida, will be hosting a mirror of College Novice on Saturday, September 24, 2011. This tournament is accessible to all players, regardless of experience, and is aimed especially at new collegiate players in their freshman or sophomore years. I (Ethan Hewett) will be TDing, so an...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a team at Auburn University
Replies: 9
Views: 3660

Re: Starting a team at Auburn University

If you don't want/can't find enough people to host a tournament you should just come to our mirror of College Novice in September. It's a 5 hour trip according to Google Maps, and a tournament on College Novice questions would allow you to get out of town in plenty of time to drive back.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 7186

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

Am I the only person who feels they are capable of learning something from every question at a tournament? If there is a bonus part on Saul Bellow's fourth most famous book that I had never heard of (Ravelstein, perhaps), I would write it down and go look it up after the tournament. If I heard a bon...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Tournament at UF (Feeler Thread)
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Fall Tournament at UF (Feeler Thread)

As I previously posted, the quizbowl circuit in the Southeast is (still) abysmal, and Dallin and myself have tossed around the idea of hosting a few fall tournaments next year. We would be like to write a tournament, but we are both relatively inexperienced and are also considering possible mirrors....
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Valencia (8/20)
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Valencia (8/20)

I asked some of our expected attendees if they would be interested in Sunday trash, but it appears that most don't want to stay overnight or do back-to-back 4-7-hour round trips. Right now it's unlikely, but I'll certainly keep asking as folks register, and if interest builds, I'll let you know. If...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19299

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

The one bonus I could see with forming an SEC Quizbowl League would be increased funding, as well as attracting more top-tier intellectuals from high school with the ability to offer scholarship. If the entire school is behind you, they will do everything they can to make themselves look better. Yes...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19299

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

With the exception of gaining a large amount of grad students, would you guys agree that aiming for a tournament whose difficulty would be around the same difficulty as DII SCT appeal to: 1.) DI teams looking for an early season tournament, 2.) DII teams looking for more practice, 3.) high school te...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19299

Southeastern Quizbowl

While reading the James Johnson discussion thread, I realized that the rest of the quizbowl community does not view the Southeast as a viable quizbowl region. I completely agree with this, as the community college circuit is many times as active as the high school or collegiate circuit. Do you belie...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating for Your Own Team
Replies: 26
Views: 3277

Re: Moderating for Your Own Team

I feel like I am actually a bit less lenient when reading for one of my former teams, as I expect them to know how to properly pronounce a name, how long they have to answer, and not to make common pronunciation errors. Perhaps I am being a jerk or simply erring on the side of caution (by proving to...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3116

Re: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011

I would definitely like to thank U of A for catering this tournament. Very few tournaments provide free lunch, and this was above and beyond anything I had ever seen at a quizbowl tournament. I feel A.J. did an excellent job running things. The one hiccup we ran in to was handled well and we were ab...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3116

Re: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011

UF will be sending 1 D1 team. Also, I might be attending both ACF Regionals and NAQT sectionals, so I will be there for you to ridicule.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3116

Re: Region 6 SCT (MS, AL, GA, FL) at Alabama - 2/5/2011

Field updates for all of the SCT sites can be found on naqt.com . (Granted, only a single team has actually registered for this site yet.) Thank you, Jeff. I was not aware this was listed on NAQT's site. I was hoping that someone for UA could let me know if their field is as scarce as it appears to...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Date Save: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13

marnold wrote:
ValenciaQBowl wrote:Not for you, Beardo.
I vigorously support "Not for you, Beardo" for HSQB Meme '10-'11
Odds of someone ever using this on Jerry are currently set at 300:1.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

Re: Date Save: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13

Just wondering if there is a possible field update for this?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17649

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010

I will have unfortunately have to pull out of this tournament.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

After 12 exciting rounds of quizbowl, the South Carolina Gamecocks consisting of Eric Douglass, Phong Nguyen, and Brinn Reinecke won Sun 'n' Fun 2010 with a 10-1 record, with their sole loss coming to Team Panhandlers. I will send the stats to Mr. Young for him to post ASAP. Top 4 Teams 1. USC Gamec...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

SnookerUSF wrote: Said official will have his lunch and dinner provided by the inestimable Chris Borglum.
Does this offer still stand since the stat monkey is the size of an NFL lineman?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT CCCT
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: 2011 NAQT CCCT

Will you need staffers, or will GCCC be supplying them all?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 10878

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

I predict a totally overlooked high schooler will go to a CC for whatever reason, show up, and win this again. I left room for that possibility in the Valencia prediction under the assumption that they would come out of Orlando (even though the two best HS players I know of come out of the panhandl...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 10878

Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

With Mike Cheyne making the college prediction thread, I figured now is as good of a time as any to make the CC version. Hopefully we can avoid any of the bulletin board stuff and participate in constructive discussion. My status for quizbowl at Santa Fe has not been fully determined (depending on w...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Well, you've handled it for lo these 20-ish years!

Zing! Can I get a high hat!!!!
Bulletin board!
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

Ah, much better for you then. If we have six teams, we'll play a double RR, meaning ten games for all. If we start at 10, I think we could be done by 5:30 or 6. Those interested could play the remaining rounds and Cheyne's poltiical packets afterward out somewhere for dinner. See if you can stick a...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??
Replies: 37
Views: 14287

Re: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Will this tournament be open?
We're going to encourage mirrors to have people stick to their college teams, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis by TDs.
Any word on possible mirrors?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17649

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010 (tentatively)

I just emailed Farrah and I plan on attending this as well, playing solo as Team Me.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

It seems like we're a lock for six teams, with a good possibility for seven, so in order to allow Eric and the SC folks to plan their much longer trips, I'm comfortable saying this WILL happen. Dallin and Ethan, I may (may!) be able to find you one of my players to flop with Friday night if that's ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10815

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

Kwang the Ninja wrote:
ValenciaQBowl wrote:(Dallin, are you coming?)
POSSIBLE SPECIAL GUEST STAR. Details to follow.
Could this be the only other player from Florida currently uncommitted to this tournament who regularly posts on these here message boards!?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8073

Re: Florida '10-'11

In Pensacola (city), all the schools have basically given up on quizbowl because they haven't been able to win the county championship in over a decade (I believe) and has only gotten one person on the county CAC team in the past three years. It also doesn't help that there aren't many competitions...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8073

Re: Florida '10-'11

Ranking of teams as I see it thus far: 1. Pensacola: We only lose David, and we're a really balanced team. I'll probably step up to learn physics, and we should have everything else pretty much on lock down. 2. Ransom Everglades: Only loses one player and retains the majority of its scoring power. ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8073

Re: Florida '10-'11

Ranking of teams as I see it thus far: 1. Pensacola: We only lose David, and we're a really balanced team. I'll probably step up to learn physics, and we should have everything else pretty much on lock down. 2. Ransom Everglades: Only loses one player and retains the majority of its scoring power. ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu May 27, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: three seconds? five seconds? no seconds?
Replies: 27
Views: 5630

Re: three seconds? five seconds? no seconds?

I think 5 seconds is absolutely necessary for your brain to catch up with your thumb, especially if one does a lot of impulse buzzing. Anything more than 5 would probably be overkill, but I think 2 is way too short and might actually punish quicker players. I realize NAQT is on the clock, so I woul...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon May 24, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Effective recruitment techniques?
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: Effective recruitment techniques?

Chipola hosts an annual spring tournament that Mr. Young uses to gauge ability/interest in quiz bowl and recruits the seniors (or the occasional early admit like me).
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun May 23, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5250

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

Yeah I can't really suggest a way to study for sports (the only non-canon thing I am good at) besides getting a Guinness Book of World Records and looking over it. This would help you in a lot of the trash as it tells you record holders in music, movies, tv, sports, etc. Since HSNCT is only about a ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri May 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: CC Player Poll 2.0

Thus, one could argue he wasn't fully on the "CC circuit," which would (to me, anyway) mean playing regular tournaments like Delta Burke and/or other events in which lots of CCs played, including things like the Alabama and Florida state tourneys (flawed though they are). I can see what you are say...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu May 20, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: CC Player Poll 2.0

I'm not going to do a ballot or a list, but I'll say that Dallin is the #1 CC player this year (with all due respect to Charles). That he wrote a very good lit tournament and was also able to sit in my living room one evening and convert high-level questions against me and Ahmad says a lot. And the...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu May 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: CC Player Poll 2.0

I have to disagree with Dallin's rankings here. For the sake of this list, I will not include the very talented Charles Hang, as he played for a 4 year school at one point throughout the year. If I were to include him, he would be number 1. 1. Dallin Kelson - While this may seem like a "You scratch ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon May 03, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prompt: can it be more specific
Replies: 23
Views: 3521

Re: Prompt: can it be more specific

I think the problem with prompts is that a lot of the time you are left wondering what the prompt is going for. To use Bruce's example, who would know to go from "Trotskyists" to "Finnish Communists"? This answer space is pretty clearly intended for a high level of difficulty, but I would imagine mo...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun May 02, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prompt: can it be more specific
Replies: 23
Views: 3521

Re: Prompt: can it be more specific

The Granny wrote:What about the tourneys that read off paper?
What is this paper you speak of?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun May 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sectionals!
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: Sectionals!

For stats comparisons, how very similar lineups for MSU did between two tournaments: ACF Fall: 237.5 PPG, 16.41 PPB NAQT SCT-DII: 240.2 PP20TTH, 16.91 PPB I also agree with the comparison with ACF Winter and ICT D-II, but don't have stats to back it up. ICT D-II seemed a ton easier to me, but it co...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun May 02, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18604

Re: Buzzer

I will definitely back the Quik Pro systems. These are the only systems we have at Chipola and the joystick-like buzzing apparatus is nearly indestructible (we have a player with anger issues who slams his buzzer down every time he gets outbuzzed on an answer space he knows at the end). The only pro...