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by lagazzaladra
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5170

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Hi guys, so this tournament is in a week, and as of now, we have exactly ZERO teams officially signed up. Obviously we would like more than zero teams to attend this tournament, so if you've expressed interest here, it would really help us out if you could officially register (the link is posted abo...
by lagazzaladra
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 115396

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

This tournament is now about six weeks away. We only have three teams signed up officially so far, so it'd be great if we could get in more registration earlier rather than later like at TJIAT.
by lagazzaladra
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28162

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

Yeah, you're right. I misread your sentence about the A sets being more appropriate for newer teams the first time I read it and somehow thought you wrote that they should have used an A-set. I apologize for that. Also, I don't recall comment on their set itself, but I'm kind of out of it after two ...
by lagazzaladra
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28162

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

So what I don't get is why, whenever someone writes their own tournament, most people say something along the lines of "this tournament was too hard, was inconsistent, etc. You should consider using NAQT or HSAPQ next year," and the same people later say that more people should write their own tourn...
by lagazzaladra
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28162

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

Why would you even post that on the forums? I'm sure a lot of hard work and planning was put into making this tournament successful, and believe it or not, it can be fun to play rounds that aren't all 20/20 6-8 line tossups. I haven't actually looked at the set or played this, but I'm just saying......
by lagazzaladra
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21528

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

Thanks to Mehdi, Chris White, and anyone else on the Upenn team/the other coaches that came out and made this an excellent tournament. As far as this set goes and ignoring power placement, random countries/regions showing up repeatedly, and grammatical errors, I think this set was great for top-tier...
by lagazzaladra
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 10376

Re: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009

so while everybody bashes Harvard for producing such a hard set, I'm going to say that this was actually the best and most consistent set that I have played in my three years of quizbowl. A lot of the questions were hard, yes, but there were a lot more that if you actually THOUGHT about the clues ra...
by lagazzaladra
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 10376

Re: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009

Just a heads up, TJ's trying to get two teams to this. We'll let you know ASAP whether or not that's going to happen.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman
Replies: 52
Views: 9401

Re: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman

actually, sorry about this, but one of our buzzers isn't working, so we'll actually only be able to bring one. Sorry we've put you in a bad position.
by lagazzaladra
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

I'm glad everyone enjoyed the tournament. Hopefully we will be able to build on our success and run an even better tournament on 1/30/10, which you guys should also attend. Although this tournament would not have been possible without Sandy Huang and those who contributed to DAFT and numerous NHS vo...
by lagazzaladra
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Many thanks to Dunbar for letting us use their set on such short notice.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Everything is a go, and the tournament is on for tomorrow. We are mirroring DAFT; if anyone has an issue with this, please send an email to tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com
by lagazzaladra
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

haha Naren, of course quizbowlers ALWAYS finish and send packets to the appropriate people when they're supposed to.
by lagazzaladra
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

I don't know if it's possible to expand the field at this point, but we currently have 28 teams registered (possibly 30 if "Blake" and Parkersburg register), so we still have two more slots for GDS, WJ, or any other team(s) that wants to register. We'll probably set up a waiting list in case some pe...
by lagazzaladra
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Out of curiousity, are you guys at Whitman and GDS considering coming to this? It would be really awesome if you guys could make it. Plus, maybe we'll all get to finally see GDS vs. Gov.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

With this tournament now about two weeks away, it'd be great if we could hear some more specific stuff from people who have only expressed interest. We have a decent field number as it is right now, and although we love it when local schools with smaller programs come to our tournaments, it would be...
by lagazzaladra
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

So far we have seven teams signed up. This tournament is now less than a month away, so please sign up if you haven't already done so.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15857

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

It looks like we're going to attend the Whitman mirror because it's so much closer. See you at GSAC!
by lagazzaladra
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman
Replies: 52
Views: 9401

Re: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman

Douglas, we have two sophomores that went to NSC last year (they've only been playing for one year), and the only reason that they went to NSC was because we got asked to send a C team to fill up the field and no one else was able to go. Would they be able to play at Whitman then? If so, we'll expre...
by lagazzaladra
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21528

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09?)

TJ's expressing interest (most likely two teams and two buzzers).
by lagazzaladra
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rumble on the Pike 2009
Replies: 145
Views: 16954

Re: Rumble on the Pike 2009

I'd just like to say that this was an extremely well-run tournament except for the fact that we were delayed for about 2 hours, but that was something out of RM's control. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the people from RM who staffed, all of the readers were excellent, and everyone got to play ...
by lagazzaladra
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!
Replies: 52
Views: 14388

Re: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!

After having played the Hunter kids a lot at weekend of quizbowl (especially the singles tournament) and at NSC, I can assure everyone that their ranking is justified. I had hoped to see TJ rated a little higher, but hey, this is just a preseason poll and I'm not going to complain. It'll be interest...
by lagazzaladra
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rumble on the Pike 2009
Replies: 145
Views: 16954

Re: Rumble on the Pike 2009

TJ is only bringing two teams; there is no longer any possibility for a third. I'm sure this tournament will be well-run and I very much look forward to playing. See you all on Saturday.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rumble on the Pike 2009
Replies: 145
Views: 16954

Re: Rumble on the Pike 2009

TJ will be bringing at least two teams to this, but since we haven't actually started school yet, I'm not sure how many other people can come.
by lagazzaladra
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

This tournament is now a PACE NSC qualifier.
by lagazzaladra
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50
Replies: 99
Views: 29717

Re: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50

Just to be clear, TJ's A team for this year is Stephen, Diana, Olivia, and myself.
We also have another great science player, Greyson Lewis, who wasn't able to attend either NSC or HSNCT this year, but he will certainly make an impact at any tournaments he attends.
by lagazzaladra
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DEATH at Richard Montgomery 09/12/09
Replies: 51
Views: 6005

Re: DEATH at Richard Montgomery 09/12/09

I suppose I'll go ahead and express interest in this on behalf of TJ. We'll probably bring around two or three teams and two buzzer sets.
by lagazzaladra
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09) -- Platinum Certified!
Replies: 53
Views: 109261

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09)

TJ will definitely try to make this, probably at the main site, rather than any mirrors (would a long-distance discount apply for us? TJ's address is 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22312). We'll probably only bring two teams and two buzzer sets.
by lagazzaladra
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7795

Re: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

unfortunately, it looks like I won't be able to come to this. If you need playtesters, I'd be more than willing to help out.
by lagazzaladra
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Times for summer practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Times for summer practices

How do you plan to have practice at Barnes and Noble? And wouldn't it be easier just to have it at your house then?
by lagazzaladra
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

To register, please go to http://activities.tjhsst.edu/quizbowl/tjiatreg.php

or just post here with all of the same information asked for in the above website and we'll add you to the field as soon as possible.
by lagazzaladra
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8451

Re: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion

Even though I had heard of maybe two answers per packet and the questions were insanely long, I had a lot of fun playing this tournament (despite the lack of real music). If possible, I would like to see that one tossup on the carnival of the animals (one of like two tossups that I got). This might ...
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 20477

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

The TJ team consists of Diana Gerr, Stephen Eltinge, Olivia Murton, and myself.
by lagazzaladra
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 20477

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

Also, TJ will be bringing two working buzzer sets.
by lagazzaladra
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

The A team for next year is not decided yet, but it will be some combination of Diana Gerr, Stephen Eltinge, Olivia Murton, Greyson Lewis, and myself. Captains have not been officially decided yet either.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31830

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

TJ B might be interested in coming to this also.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 18090

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

TJ B would possibly be interested in coming to this.
by lagazzaladra
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9755

Re: Next Year

Yeah, I'm pretty sure TJ will be interested in participating in this (although obviously, I can't say for sure now). Just a prediction, If Sarah and Greg can't play, Tommy and JR would probably be joined by Stephen (Physics, Chem, Geo (ish), History (ish)) and Diana (Lit, myth). If Sarah, Greg, and ...
by lagazzaladra
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9755

Re: Next Year

We've got a long way to go before we can even think about competing against Gov, State College, Dorman, Hunter (as much credit Lily is getting, which she deserves, York is really good too), or GDS, and there are always teams that do suprisingly well (I predict Caesar Rodney, St. Anselms, RM, and Wal...
by lagazzaladra
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2700

Re: EuroFest Discussion

Rob Carson, you are awesome for writing a TU on Dittersdorf. But he's more famous for writing a viola/bass concerto than a harp concerto IMO.
by lagazzaladra
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25921

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

TJ will probably be interested in this.
by lagazzaladra
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Edit: post now not needed
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10
Replies: 83
Views: 13453

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10

The aforementioned novice tournament that TJ would like to host is looking more and more likely to be restricted to middle schoolers and underclassmen, although it's too early to say anything for sure yet.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

ah, I missed that particular section of your post the first time I read it.
by lagazzaladra
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32814

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

I assume somebody somewhere will host an NAQT tournament in the area. It just won't be TJ...
by lagazzaladra
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 20477

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

TJ B (Diana Gerr, Stephen Eltinge, Olivia Murton, and myself) may be interested in coming to this. Worst case scenario, I'll go as a free agent (I know music, opera, some myth, but not much else) I'll let you know more as soon as possible.
by lagazzaladra
Mon May 25, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 126965

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

The finals for the NSC 2009 can be found here:
http://qik.com/video/1736758
The beginning is kinda random, so just ignore that a skip a bit to get to the actual game.
by lagazzaladra
Wed May 20, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!
Replies: 28
Views: 4959

Re: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!

I'm sure you guys are better than you're giving yourself credit for. I haven't had the opportunity to play you yet, Aidan, but you're stats do look really impressive.
by lagazzaladra
Tue May 19, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31239

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

sadly, the Longfellow that has been going to quizbowl tournaments in the DC area is indeed going to NAC. But since they're a middle school, I don't know if you can really blame them.
by lagazzaladra
Wed May 13, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals High School 2009 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 9433

Re: Pre-Nationals High School 2009 Poll

I'm relatively new to the circuit, so I don't know enough to make a semi-accurate top 25 list, but looking at everyone's rankings so far, I couldn't help but notice that no one mentioned Whitman. I mean, they're obviously not as strong as last year, but I from the few times I've played them this yea...