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by Kahloon
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 30858

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

I will be going to Harvard. Undecided on wether to do quizbowl there.
by Kahloon
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)

Field Update 2/6/12:
Oldham x2
Winburn
Manual x2
Danville x2
Somerset Christian
Lafayette x2
Ballard

We've also changed our location to White Hall in the University of Kentucky.
140 Patterson Drive
Lexington, KY 40506

See Also: http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0025
by Kahloon
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)

Field update 1/17/12:
Danville x2
Manual
Oldham x2
Simon Kenton
Winburn
by Kahloon
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

NAQT IS 111 Dunbar Spring Tournament (2/11/12)

Dunbar High School will be hosting an NAQT IS set (111) tournament on Location This has been changed to: 140 Patterson Drive Lexington, KY 40506 See Also: http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0025 Registration Send an email with something like "Spring Tournament" in the subject line to...
by Kahloon
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North
Replies: 40
Views: 9435

Re: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North

Yeah this tournament was waaaaaaaaaay too hard, pretty much. The set was inappropriate for the field, but the ridiculous difficulty was out of our control. Overall though, I thought the tournament was well run. Needless to say if Belvidere North hosts a tournament next year it will almost certainly...
by Kahloon
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 33495

Re: Excelsior Rankings (updated Nov. 16, 2011)

This doesn't look this has been added: (HFT mirror at WKU)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11551&p=230002#p230002

Where Lexington A = Dunbar
by Kahloon
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/74

Stats can be found here. Thanks again to all the teams that participated.
by Kahloon
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

Thanks to all the teams that came out today. DCC A and DCC B came in first and second, respectively. I'd like to hear any critiques of the tournaments, not related to the actual content of the questions, so that we can improve the set for future mirrors. Complete statistics should be posted this Mon...
by Kahloon
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

Field Update:
Woodford 4
DuPont Manual 3
Detroit Catholic Central 2
Pairist 2
Grayson 1
Danville Bate 1
Danville 2

Total: 15
by Kahloon
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/74/
This site is now on the online database.
by Kahloon
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

We are also looking for locations interested in mirroring DAFT. Our mirror fee will be $10 per team.
by Kahloon
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

I'd just like to remind everyone that we are still looking for teams to come to this tournament. I'd invite teams outside the region to attend and lend some geographical diversity to the field.
by Kahloon
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 17, 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5941

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 17, 2011

It's just his opinion. Obviously, Dunbar and duPont are both good programs. In my opinion, both teams are of roughly comparable strength. It's too early in the year for people to reinvigorate debates of rankings and upsets. I hope that no one's pride was hurt as a result of someone stating his opini...
by Kahloon
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

My apologies, we were trying to avoid the SAT date on Nov. 5 by switching dates with our middle school tournament held on Nov. 19. The date is being moved back to the original date of Nov. 5.
by Kahloon
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/19/11)

The tournament date has now been moved up two weeks to 11/19/2011. Anyone looking to attend should contact me at the email address listed above. Thanks!
by Kahloon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 25596

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

To whom is NASAT information being emailed to that is a representative of Team Kentucky?
Thanks.
by Kahloon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

Saint Joe's of Metuchen might be interested in mirroring, but we do recall that Princeton mirrored in this region last year, so we would not want to interfere with a pre-arranged mirror. There is no pre-existing agreement for a DAFT mirror at Princeton. I'd prefer a December mirror date, so let me ...
by Kahloon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

I've sent last year's set to your email account. Thanks for the interest.
by Kahloon
Thu May 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 5916

DAFT III (11/5/11)

I am pleased to announce the third iteration of the Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (DAFT). Location Paul Laurence Dunbar High School: 1600 Man O' War Blvd. Lexington, KY 40513 Registration Send an email with "DAFT" in the subject line to idrees.kahloon@gmail.com. Please list the number of teams and...
by Kahloon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4680

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

DAFT III will be happening this fall.
by Kahloon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Call for DAFT III Writers
Replies: 0
Views: 981

Open Call for DAFT III Writers

I, and a few other individuals, will be editing the third iteration of the Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament, DAFT, which will be available in Fall of 2011. Anyone willing to write or edit for DAFT III can email me at idrees.kahloon@gmail.com. Prior writing experience is preferred, although not necess...
by Kahloon
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 47826

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Wow, this is amazing. Major props.
by Kahloon
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Hilltopper22 wrote: I especially noted some of the Social Studies questions as being adequately well written and pyramidal.
Were you one of the writers?
by Kahloon
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

jackatthedisco wrote:Any particular reason why for the past four years, Pikeville has been on the same side of the bracket as Dunbar?
yea, that's fair.
Exceptionally intuitive bracketing systems
by Kahloon
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Why would someone place Johnson and Manual, probably the two best teams in the state, in the same pool? Even if this is randomly assigned, it's a pretty good reason to change the system from random assignment to a more intelligent grouping made by some sort of seeding. The level of competition is no...
by Kahloon
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Maybe implement something like this:

http://www.ihssbca.org/pdf/2011teamilli ... cation.pdf
by Kahloon
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

The questions being awful shouldn't really matter. Every tournament runs the risk of having "bad" questions and inexperienced moderators. The questions have been the way are for years, but it still hasn't stopped teams like Dunbar, JC, and Russell from winning in the past. Yes, it really should mat...
by Kahloon
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4118

Re: Science

Anyways, if you want to "study" "science" you should probably just read some packets and try to look up answer lines you see on Wikipedia. You could take an AP course - AP chem, bio, physics C - but it's inefficient (although it might help you actually understand the material). Especially for NAQT,...
by Kahloon
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3732

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

In addition to that erroneous answer line which eventually cost Manual the final, the tournament was not run efficiently. The JV bracket was delayed for a long time and there was a lack of paper packets and scoresheets. Moderators had to wait for the packets to be copied or emailed to them in order ...
by Kahloon
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 19392

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

I think another issue here is that, with the advent of good quiz bowl, the transition from middle school to high school is that much harder, especially if said middle school does not academically strong. Our freshmen is half of what it used to be--so far, one has left but the others so far are stic...
by Kahloon
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

WKU is planning on hosting a tournament next semester. The most likely dates are Feb. 12th or March 27th, and we're looking at mirroring a house-written set (possibly BATE) for questions. Does that interest any teams? March might be a hard month to find teams. As long as the question set is good, D...
by Kahloon
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 12481

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

For Dunbar B, I and Michael stayed in the entire time. All of the other individuals on the teams played half a game each time.
by Kahloon
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charity Tournament Possibility
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

Re: Charity Tournament Possibility

I can write and/or edit science, lit, RMP, or almost anything else.
by Kahloon
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3530

Re: Danville Fall Tournament (10/16/2010)

Field update of any kind on this one?
by Kahloon
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11445

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Yeah, good job to Nick. I read 4 of his 9 rounds, and he some pretty good hits.
by Kahloon
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2010

This tournament was impeccably run as always. Although there was an effort to make the questions gradually harder, I felt like this tournament associated harder questions with obscurity. I'm not sure if I can go into any specifics here, but some of the answer choices were exceedingly difficult. Ther...
by Kahloon
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 12481

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Well HSAPQ writes better questions, maybe talk to them and see if you can get something from there? There are also a couple of housewrites that you can mirror: Solon's spring tournament from last year has not been released and is probably unfamiliar to the vast majority of your target audience.
by Kahloon
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5239

Re: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010

We're interested in coming here with one or two teams.
by Kahloon
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl
Replies: 26
Views: 5526

Re: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl

What we do is set up a table in our coach's classroom at open houses and let people walk in. We did this too. It's a solid idea. In addition to doing the table at the open house, we try advertising to the incoming freshmen to our magnet program (~50 GT kids all over the county) to attend our summer...
by Kahloon
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 18720

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

There are going to be things every weekend from now until April... You guys should have your tournament at the earliest possible date. Don't worry about SAT dates or ACT dates. If teams want to come, they won't decide to stay home because their two juniors are taking an ACT. It looks like September ...
by Kahloon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 18720

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

How many packets are finished at this point?
by Kahloon
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2010

So is the format 10 tossups no bonuses, worksheet, 10 tossups with 3-part bonuses (that bounce)?
by Kahloon
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9225

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

I guess I'm just curious, but why did many voters have us under Seven Lakes when, in our only head-to-head matchup, we beat them (albeit in a close game) at NSC? Based on the game and other stats, I thought we were pretty evenly matched. Seven Lakes is pretty good. They completely dismantled us at ...
by Kahloon
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Post Nationals Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: 09-10 Post Nationals Poll

Ben Cole wrote:Me neither. I think they get overlooked because they're a B team, but they're solid. They've beaten us when we were undermanned, and once when we had our full pre-NSC (read "without Amit") line-up.
Was Ming on this team? If so, then Dorman B is scary good.
by Kahloon
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21198

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Faiyad wrote:Lots of jokes about famous scientists. That is all I have to say.
Sounds intuitive.
by Kahloon
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 10575

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

NAQT has an overabundance of geography, current events, sports and pop culture, and "general knowledge." NAQT needs to cut out these areas and instead increase their (non-Greco-Roman) mythology, social science and philosophy. Additionally, at HSNCT I felt as if there were a disproportionate amount o...
by Kahloon
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3552

Re: GCAT Interest

Have you formally decided upon a format?
I personally would prefer HSAPQ to NAQT. Alternatively, you can try to mirror any of the high-quality housewritten sets that a lot of Kentucky teams wouldn't otherwise be able to access.
by Kahloon
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2211

Re: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.

I'd be interested in writing pretty music any subject other than music and geography.
by Kahloon
Wed May 12, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10445

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Who is on Kentucky's team?
by Kahloon
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 60986

Re: Kentucky 09-10

grayson77 wrote:Some people have even mentioned actual quizbowl formats for Governor's Cup.
Does anyone know if this is true?
Someone mentioned transitioning into multi-part bonuses next year. It kinda sucked at state to have to listen to a 40 second bonus.