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by Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 51845

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Hey look, for old time's sake, it's another long Dwight Wynne post! I don't remember having a whole lot of fun playing quizbowl. But it did have its good moments, including (in reverse chronological order): a five-freeway journey back to the hotel during which a distracted David Farris may have bel...
by Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 48441

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<19

Mike Wehrman was quite an outstanding high school player; he was always quick, and on high school level questions, that meant dominant. I was rather surprised his team (North Kansas City) didn't get very far at the 1997 National Academic Bowl; I was quite afraid we would lose to him, and never ende...
by Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 48441

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

Brad Harris was a fine player, but Eric Macarthur, whose Edmond (Memorial?) High School beat him at the Lake Forest tournament in 1995, and then won again the following year, deserves mention. I have no idea what happened to him later. Mike Wehrman was quite an outstanding high school player; he was...
by Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 48441

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

There were quite a number of individual colleges who wrote good pyramidal questions for high school tournaments in this era; for instance Berkeley held well-written tournaments in 1996 and 1997 and UCLA in 1997. (I think the latter was a joint effort with a single set of questions; I played in Berke...
by Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 48441

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

From Matt Carter, who was in the audience (he played, IIRC, for Governor's School), I learned of a legendary buzz of Mark Staloff at an NAC: a tossup began "This eight-word imperialist phrase" and he buzzed and answered it there. (I'll leave the answer as an exercise for the reader.) Mark was a quit...