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by salmon of wisdom
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51545

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Logistically, how will teams know where to go in the afternoon? Will there be some official way of telling each team where they are playing, or will you just need to figure out where to go from the schedule?
by salmon of wisdom
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12696

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

I'm in. I need something to prevent me from doing homework.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 9055

Re: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)

1. Whitman
2. RM A

We (Whitman) cleared the field by two so there was no final. We left just as Blair-A, Gonazaga, and WJ were playing off a three way tie for 3rd. Thanks to the GDS team for running an efficient and fun tournament.
by salmon of wisdom
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 9055

Re: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)

Whitman can bring another team to round up the number.
by salmon of wisdom
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13645

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Whitman will probably swag over for this tournament.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

So we showed up to this with a B team of new players for their first tournament. We were expecting a tournament around the quality of last year around Keegan level of difficulty maybe a little more ( obviously not great but O.K. for people who have been playing Quizbowl for 3-4 weeks). After going t...
by salmon of wisdom
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22691

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 4/12/2012

Sweet Halldor I will miss thee.

Whitman is also interested.
by salmon of wisdom
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers

We (Walt Whitman ) can bring an additional team.(Varsity)
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55932

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

whitesoxfan wrote:Morning and afternoon results seem to be flipped.
What is currently labeled "afternoon" is from the prelims in The Barker Center. The current "morning" stats are from the consolation rounds in the afternoon at the Barker Center.
by salmon of wisdom
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55932

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Can anyone from Harvard confirm they have gotten an email from Whitman? We need to book plane tickets very soon.
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2260

Re: General Discussion

In the Egypt TU, I don't think the "Gene Sharp" clue is uniquely identifying. I remember his work being cited by Iranian opposition groups and in the Velvet revolution. Don't get me wrong, it is a great clue, but I think it needs a few words to identify it with Egypt.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50858

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

I think Whitman left their buzzers at UMD. Can we arrange to pick them up tomorrow?
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23200

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

jonathanmarx wrote:I don't know if you guys have considered this, but this tournament falls on Yom Kippur, meaning that most (even nonobservant) Jews (including 3 of our 6 top players) are not going to be able to attend.

Any chance this can get changed?
We have similar sentiments.
by salmon of wisdom
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50858

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

Whitman will be there with one team. (for bracketing purposes, three members of our usual "A team" will be missing due to an It's ac taping).
by salmon of wisdom
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16445

Re: Online Skype Practice League

PYLONS ACQUIRED. POWER OVERWHELMING.

For those non star craft players, I have power back and can play!
by salmon of wisdom
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school tournaments and timed rounds
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: High school tournaments and timed rounds

The only thing that annoys me about timed tournaments such as HSNCT is sometimes not hearing questions near the end of a packet. I feel that finishing 1 minute early is less annoying than possibly missing 2-3 questions and bonuses. Does NAQT have the average number of tossups heard per game at HSNCT...
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51545

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Depending on how many teams sign up, there will be either two or three levels of rebracketing in the afternoon (meaning either that teams ranked 1, 2, and 3 in their division in the morning will advance to the top bracket in the afternoon while teams ranked 4-6 would play in the lower bracket. Alte...
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 52
Views: 8539

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

What category do current even questions that have answer lines like "Nevada" or "Texas" fall into?
by salmon of wisdom
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-2012 DC Area
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: 2011-2012 DC Area

Great list. Whitman does not lose anyone from their A or B team though.
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13925

Re: NHBB Discussion

Another minor, but potentially problematic issue my team encountered was notification of making the playoffs. After round 8 my team had a 7-1 record. We asked our last mod if he thought we had made they playoffs and he said that we had a good chance so we should head to the Newsuem. We were pretty f...
by salmon of wisdom
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 18213

Re: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11

If it makes a difference, Whitman can bring another team.
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 18213

Re: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11

Whitman is probably coming. A registration will most likely be sent soon.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011

I think any of those Friday dates would be better for the simple reason of no school the next day.
by salmon of wisdom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011

3/25 sound better since it is a Friday.
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: Prompts and Protests

I think why they looked it up on Wikipedia is because the answer that was given before the prompt was the same type of person as the actual answer. I assume they looked it up because the team protesting claimed it was a person but they didn't know. Once they found it on Wikipedia they saw it was a d...
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: Prompts and Protests

Edit: point taken, info deleted.
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: Prompts and Protests

Is that better?
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Prompts and Protests

Recently at a tournament( an awesome tournament which I have no complaints about) a situation arose around a question that my "B" team answered, was prompted, and got correct. The opposite team lodged a protest against the prompt saying it should have not been prompted. My "B" team buzzed in near th...
by salmon of wisdom
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Play off stats are up:
http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
(Note: Asgard and Valhalla were the top brackets)
Some teams have 6 games and that is because they chose to stay and play an optional final placement game.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

That is true, but the files for the prelims were accidentally deleted and therefore we cannot change them. On another note we are having trouble posting stats for the playoffs so expect them on either Monday or Tuesday.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Results:
Maggie Walker A defeated RM A in the finals.

Stats for prelims:
http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Stats for playoffs: Hopefully soon
by salmon of wisdom
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Thanks for the update, that helps a lot.
by salmon of wisdom
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

We have looked in to expanding the tournament cap, but with the amount of competent moderators we have it seem very unlikely we will be able to.
by salmon of wisdom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

This tournament is now full with 24 teams registered. A waiting list will be made for any additional teams, but a field expansion is very unlikely.
by salmon of wisdom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Sure, I just need your email address.
by salmon of wisdom
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Charter, after checking our current numbers, I have decided that 6 teams would be O.K.
by salmon of wisdom
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

The tournament is capped at 24 teams, but if your asking about a limit on the number of teams per school, we don't have one, just nothing too ridiculous.
by salmon of wisdom
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Bump- added new info/field update.
by salmon of wisdom
Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10
Replies: 48
Views: 16623

Re: FRIGHT @ Richard Montgomery HS, 10/30/10

Whitman is definitely interested.
by salmon of wisdom
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9256

Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Walt Whitman High School, in Bethesda Maryland, will be hosting a mirror of the Harvard Fall tournament on November 13, 2010. To register you can E-mail me at T.pollak@hotmail.com or Mrs. Danis at Jan_Danis@mcpsmd.org Harvard promises that the tossups will be shorter than in previous iterations. Tos...
by salmon of wisdom
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)
Replies: 45
Views: 14264

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)

Whitman is interested.