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by mkanu
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31340

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

I am most likely going to Harvard College and will probably play quizbowl there.
by mkanu
Sun May 15, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16100

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

On behalf of my team, I'd like to thank Mr. Blessman for running an excellent tournament - we had a great time. I'd like to congratulate both Seven Lakes and Dorman for their excellent performance; having played them both, I can attest to their vast knowledge and buzzer skills. Thanks again for a gr...
by mkanu
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21788

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I would like to say in response to Shikha's performance on the written assessments Damn! :aaa: and congratulations. Congrats to everyone who placed and Johnson and Dunbar for quick recall.
by mkanu
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 100
Views: 44361

Re: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)

So, I have good news and bad news.
EDIT: I should have made it clear; we have a snow day.
Good news: No school for us (duPont Manual)
Bad News: District prevents us from going to extracurriculars. I'm sorry, but we're going to have to cancel.
by mkanu
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96728

Re: On-going season rankings

Then we should have a poll that's the average of all the other polls. That would give us the best rankings.
by mkanu
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96728

Re: On-going season rankings

Not really... Now I feel stupid. :oops:
by mkanu
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96728

Re: On-going season rankings

At UofL Arts and Sciences Challenge there are a few teams that would rank in that top 10
http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=3344
by mkanu
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9817

Re: trophies?

I am a fan of trophies, simply because it brings teams back. I remember back in middle school there as this tournament that gave out trophies for first place that were as tall as I was (and I'm pretty tall) and this is by no means a hyperbole. That was my favorite tournament all year because of thos...
by mkanu
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12470

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

But it's probably not going to happen.
by mkanu
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12470

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Manual was actually considering mirroring Prison Bowl...
by mkanu
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22328

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

So, this tournament would be using the same set as the Midwest Championship at Culver?
by mkanu
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3873

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

Will there be playoff stats?
by mkanu
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3873

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

um.. I think Manual A (JV) lost to Dunbar A (JV) in the finals. IDK 3rd and 4th.
by mkanu
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3873

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

Also, the tiebreak system irked me (and not just because we lost as a result of it). The one tossup, winner-take-all system is a little, well...
Overall, all the Manual teams had fun and we hope next year's ABC will be better run.
by mkanu
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3873

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

You can only imagine our frustration level when we found out on the way back. (Hint: It was over 9000)
by mkanu
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21788

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Yeah, we're not going to have a PSAT mirror.
by mkanu
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3873

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

Manual is definitely coming, Is there a field update?
by mkanu
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 8415

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

duPont Manual High is going to be there (most probably, everything seems to be going in our favor so far). Most likely with one team, but maybe more...
by mkanu
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charity Tournament Possibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2089

Re: Charity Tournament Possibility

Perhaps this need not be done at the school level. What if this were run at a national tournament as a side event? I could be practice for teams prior to the actual tournament.
by mkanu
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Um... Manual would like to be there with a greater than 1 number of teams, maybe even 4. That is if the field is expanded/people drop...
by mkanu
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9636

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

So how often would the rankings be updated?
by mkanu
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Um... well, that is a very good question. Simply put September is just too early especially if we want out-of-state teams to attends, which we do. So I can say with some degree of surety that an early September date is not a good idea. Possibly later September.
by mkanu
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20284

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Cheynem wrote:.
By this, I mean we're not going to write questions or edit this. We have enough on our plate as a team. But we're willing to provide another set of eyes to catch typos, egregious clue placement, point out bad ideas (or good ideas!), etc.
That's exactly what we had in mind.
by mkanu
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20284

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Cheynem wrote:Last year the University of Minnesota playtested and helped copy edit/offer feedback to the Dunbar set and to Georgia's set. We would be more than happy to do this again for any other HS tournament set.
Really, because Manual would appreciate it.
by mkanu
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20284

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

eh. Well... you read so maybe other people will too.
by mkanu
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20284

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Hey everybody! I'd just like to inform you that duPont Manual High School's Super Smart Bros. Brawl: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Buzzer is available and open for mirrors. Of course, it will be pyramidal and the playoffs will be harder than the prelims. The packets are 21/21 but w...
by mkanu
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Super Smart Bros. Brawl needs your help!
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

Super Smart Bros. Brawl needs your help!

Hi, As you may know duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky will be writing the first ever Super Smart Brothers Brawl: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Buzzer the set will be house written by the duPont Manual Squad [Meghamsh Kanuparthy, Shray Kapoor, Nick Neuteufel] and wil...
by mkanu
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

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

I should really read the titles of threads.
[removed unrelated post]
But now that I have read the title, I too am interested in writing for this set, particularly music and science questions.
by mkanu
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Hi, I was wondering whether we could get some experienced editors to help edit questions that are string in the following subject areas: - Science [we really need a science editor, more than any other subject] - non-American History - European and American Lit - Philosophy - Music - Mythology - Art ...
by mkanu
Thu May 27, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Unless Nick has other plans I believe that we're welcome to any experienced editor helping us out. Actually we would love it. (that's a shout out to every experianced editor out there) you can contact me via email. It's m (dot) kanuparthy (at) gmail (dot) com [NO SPAM PLEASE]
by mkanu
Thu May 27, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Thanks, Faiyad
now to write 12.5 packets worth more...

Daniel: The math ones are, in my opinion the hardest to write. From now on I'll try to make sure the clues are more succinct and precise.
by mkanu
Thu May 27, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Hi everyone,
Here, is the sample packet. It's of pretty good difficulty. Please feel free to email or post your comments.
Thanks,
Meghamsh
duPont Manual A
by mkanu
Thu May 27, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a tournament to mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Looking for a tournament to mirror

You could mirror Super Smart Borthers Brawl, the duPont Manual housewrite. A sample packet is available here:
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 98#p187441
by mkanu
Tue May 18, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19081

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

Hey everybody (I'd say y'all but I'm not that Kentucky yet),
Since I finally finished writing my questions, I can promise you a sample packet in the very near future. Probably before the end of the day, at most the end of the week. :grin:
by mkanu
Mon May 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12043

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

I'd imagine that atleast 2 people from Manual would play on this set, possibly 3.
by mkanu
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8271

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

hi everyone,
while duPont Manual High School can't make it, a team eerily similar to Manual will be there. (and we might bring buzzers)

and as a clarification we'll probably be bringing only 1 team.

oh, and we might have some people for the Visual Arts Tournament

Thanks
by mkanu
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 11638

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

I was wondering how many rounds you all project JV teams playing versus Varsity teams?
by mkanu
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62774

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Moving along from that debate. Here are some more interesting questions yet to be answered: Who would coach an"all-star" team? Would said team have the opportunity to practice a few times as a team? If they do practice, where would they meet? Who would provide questions? If we want teams turned in b...
by mkanu
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62774

Re: Kentucky 09-10

So we all agree that we need to base an all-star team on HSAPQ questions. Now the question becomes who is going to hold a tournament? UofL? or someone could hold it at a school. Somewhere centrally located, with enough space for a "state-level" tournament. It would, I guess, run like regional QR exc...
by mkanu
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62774

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Maybe the best test would be to actually play on HSAPQ state tournament. One with greater attendance than NAQT "State" last year. That would be the best test of skill. I mean Quick Recall is a good measure and all but honestly it's not pyramidal.