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by Carambola!
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)

I'll contribute science bonuses but might be less diligent in writing tossups.
by Carambola!
Mon May 02, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97573

Re: On-going season rankings

Whilst at NorCal states, we were missing a good 40% of our scoring in the form of Jeffrey S. and Raymond.
by Carambola!
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eggspert Buzzers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Eggspert Buzzers?

No adapter cable. I used the all-in-one I had lying around. Battery mode is also useful; I'll probably bring it to tournaments so we can practice sans power outlets.
by Carambola!
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17500

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

I'm going to the Jeff Hoppes school.
by Carambola!
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eggspert Buzzers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Eggspert Buzzers?

All-in-one AC adapter cable.
by Carambola!
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eggspert Buzzers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Eggspert Buzzers?

Saw that it was down to $28 with free shipping and ordered one as well. Will report back.
by Carambola!
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33701

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

This might not be the best place to post this, but having recently forgotten my NAQT login and password, is there any way of obtaining them somehow?
by Carambola!
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLICOSE (4/10/2011)
Replies: 12
Views: 3307

Re: BELLICOSE (4/09/2011)

We can bring at least two teams and one buzzer to this one.
by Carambola!
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Re: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA

Going to try to get a team down there.
by Carambola!
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127066

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Bay Area Quiz Kids. Make of it what you will.
http://www.quizkids.tv/Shows.aspx
by Carambola!
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5707

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

MSJ will bring 1 team and 1 buzzer set, probably.
by Carambola!
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3977

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

Just wondering, how come on the PACE website it says that two Bellarmine teams instead of two MSJ teams that qualified for NSC at this tournament?
by Carambola!
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful

Cliffnotes' Mythology guide is a very good primer to all major world mythologies.
by Carambola!
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3632

Re: Throwing a Game

Yes, during a recent tournament where we sent 5 teams, our A and B teams were bracketed together so B team played as D team in order to avoid that.
by Carambola!
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97573

Re: On-going season rankings

by Carambola!
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97573

Re: On-going season rankings

Minor correction- they were missing from rounds 1 through 5.
by Carambola!
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scheduling suggestion request
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Scheduling suggestion request

I was under the impression bracketing into even numbers eliminates the need for byes and therefore meets your goal of maximizing quizbowl played? If three schools do indeed drop 4 brackets of 6 would be best.
by Carambola!
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Liking a Subject or Subjects..
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: Liking a Subject or Subjects..

http://freerice.com is a fun art game if that's what you want to learn. Read an art book like The Annotated Mona Lisa in conjunction playing it is a good way to reinforce your art knowledge.
by Carambola!
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 19987

Re: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."

Make quizbowl pracices more fun. There's a foosball table, video games, and Settlers of Catan at my house that we play after every meeting, and that usually brightens the freshmen who have been sitting there for one or two hours getting very few questions. While video games may not be possible, havi...
by Carambola!
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

I feel that you, Tanay, should contact Stanford about getting their email list to get the word out about Bellerophon.
by Carambola!
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9819

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

Berkeley High loses their top two scorers and return only one player I believe.
by Carambola!
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9819

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

I know, I wanted to save you the trouble of researching.
Also, we weren't at PACE.
by Carambola!
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3977

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

We'll show up with at least one team.
by Carambola!
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9819

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

We return everyone who played at HSNCT as well.
by Carambola!
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3770

Re: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)

Expect at least two teams from us.
by Carambola!
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal '10-'11
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: NorCal '10-'11

Excellent. Expect multiple teams at most tournaments from us, and at least one at most college tournaments. Also, my preseason rankings: 1. Bellarmine 2. MSJ 3. Harker 4. Mills 5. M-A 6. Gunn 7. Menlo 8. Bell B 9. MSJ B 10. San Mateo 11. Lynbrook All of these teams will or will have a shot at qualif...
by Carambola!
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl
Replies: 26
Views: 5745

Re: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl

8th graders are easier to rope in to quizbowl, our team has found. If University only has one feeder Jr. High or Middle School, it would be advantageous to go to an old teacher and perhaps drum up interest there. Get as many emails as you can and hold practices as frequently as you can on easy quest...
by Carambola!
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How small is the math canon?
Replies: 42
Views: 6124

Re: How small is the math canon?

Psychology and the Social Sciences could probably use the distro more, given that they cover a wider range of topics and could expand their canons a little easier that way.
by Carambola!
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Survey Results
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: NAQT Survey Results

People skilled at Science/Math are more likely to gravitate toward science and math competitions, respectively. Because some nationals-level science often won't even be brushed upon in many classes (inductance, -3, and 6 to name a few). In addition, many teams come from humanities-oriented schools r...
by Carambola!
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33701

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Speaking for the Western teams that have to fly in regardless, this is excellent money-wise and attraction wise. Let's see how this goes.
by Carambola!
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Tryouts California 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: NASAT Tryouts California 2011

If it appears that online is the only way to do things, how are we going to ensure that no cheating occurs? After what happened this year at PACE this is the sort of problem that must be solved. Edit: this. I'm moving back home for a month this week so my appearances in #scrimmage will be far more l...
by Carambola!
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Tryouts California 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: NASAT Tryouts California 2011

The problem is we don't know who those specialists are, and I believe an area with a higher concentration of good schools will have a higher concentration of these specialists.
by Carambola!
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Tryouts California 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: NASAT Tryouts California 2011

It goes without saying that good teams are backed up by good players, does it not?
by Carambola!
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Tryouts California 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: NASAT Tryouts California 2011

Online sounds like a very feasible option. However, with so many people in just one room, it seems inevitable that one may not get to display a full range of their knowledge. This is perhaps unavoidable, but I propose a solution similar to MSJ's tryouts last year. Have several rooms consisting of a ...
by Carambola!
Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Tryouts California 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

NASAT Tryouts California 2011

California has a pretty large problem. Large being the size of the state. California quizbowl is essentially divided in to Northern and Southern California. With the two regions a 6 hour drive away from each other but only one NASAT team, it is almost certain that if tryouts are held in one locale o...
by Carambola!
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4445

Re: West Coast Invitational 2011

MSJ is interested in attending but whether or not we can get drivers is another matter.
Also, I second Ankit's statement.
by Carambola!
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal '10-'11
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

NorCal '10-'11

Bellarmine and MSJ retain our respective A teams, looking to dominate the circuit for next year. Berkeley graduates almost everyone; they're definitely rebuilding. San Mateo graduates Eliot; will anyone fill the void left by Jordan and Eliot? Based on stats from their one tournament of last season, ...
by Carambola!
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12578

Re: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

"Deadliest" is open to discussion as I'm sure that some animals kill more people or have deadlier venom (Blue-Ringed octopus came to mind when I heard the TU); because of this ambiguous leadin I'm sure many people decided to wait.
by Carambola!
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12578

Re: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

It does seem that material generally less covered in AP European history classes was among the least converted.
by Carambola!
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Post Nationals Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 3461

Re: 09-10 Post Nationals Poll

When can we expect results to be posted?
by Carambola!
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10189

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I know, I have the packet; I'm wondering why it is not promptable, given that time dilation and acceleration are both phenomena that are key to the twin paradox.
by Carambola!
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10189

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Regarding IS-87A, would time dilation not be promptable early on acceleration if one buzzed on "twin paradox"? I thought this was an ambiguous leadin.
by Carambola!
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

You forgot ACT and AP testing weeks!
by Carambola!
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10285

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

"White Plains led 70-25 after the Warm-Up Round of their quarterfinal match with Klein. Neither team took control in the bonus round, as the first three bonuses were splits, then White Plains netted 30, given the title of the Spanish edition of Hemingway books, and identifying the original English t...
by Carambola!
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National tournaments and qualifiers: the same distribution?
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: National tournaments and qualifiers: the same distribution?

The substitutions for trash that I think are feasible are general knowledge or perhaps current events.
by Carambola!
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 10945

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

I agree that American Geography is over-represented. Why tossup the Chattahoochee river, which is a minor river on the global scale, when there are many other rivers that are longer and significant to larger amounts of people? Also, personal preference, but I believe the internet in general is under...
by Carambola!
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hide Your Unauthorized Participation in Quizbowl Well!
Replies: 14
Views: 2882

Re: Hide Your Unauthorized Participation in Quizbowl Well!

Our school has never known of any of our trips to any National Championships.
by Carambola!
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: NorCal 09-10

Auroni, making the drive is not as easy as it seems, especially since we must convince parents to drive us. The question is, would the good SoCal teams reciprocate and attend a tournament up here? The only teacher that would make a decent coach at our school is currently busy with debate. Getting sc...
by Carambola!
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: NorCal 09-10

CJC should remain as is-a, simply to avoid scaring away the majority of teams that attend. College tournaments remain useful practice for MSJ and Bell but not many other teams. Berkeley should host a tournament. Stanford gets its turn to host States. Yay. :party: Running a tournament of any sort at ...