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by Francis the Talking France
Thu May 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31820

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

Seems like good things are going to happen at UNC next year. I kind of regret not even applying to be honest, but I wanted to leave my backyard. Guess I'll try to put Colorado on the quiz bowl map.
by Francis the Talking France
Sun May 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12
Replies: 22
Views: 7535

Re: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12

RyuAqua wrote:I'm curious - what are the numbers next to teams' names in the stats (i.e. "9 Hunter College HS A")? Surely that's not a seeding?
I was thinking that was just the number on a list in the order of which they registered or were added into the system.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue May 08, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Applying player stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3152

Re: Applying player stats

Usually though, the players the rack up the most powers also tend to neg the most, because they believe they are most knowledgeable and buzz most aggressively, and thus neg more than other players.
by Francis the Talking France
Mon May 07, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 13722

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

I'm going to be going to college in Denver, and one of my main goals was to start up a club at DU and also get HS teams familiar and involved with real quizbowl. Chris sent me a couple of emails with email addresses of local high schools, as well as preliminary ideas for reaching out to schools and ...
by Francis the Talking France
Mon May 07, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51571

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

In regards to the side events being taken out of the itinerary for next year's NHBB, I would prefer if they stayed because the Sports History Bee was what coaxed me into attending. I pretty much knew that I wasn't going to do well in the regular history bee, but I thought I at least had a decent cha...
by Francis the Talking France
Sun May 06, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51571

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

May I ask what the actual benefits are for hosting all of these games at random places of possible significance in DC? It's not like anyone really had time to look at anything in the various buildings. Wasn't it just sitting in a room somewhere else other than the hotel? As for the opening ceremonie...
by Francis the Talking France
Wed May 02, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8159

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

Many high schools host tournaments throughout the year that have their own teams play, so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to, especially if this gets attention from many people in the Tri-State area who would be happy to read if they are looking for something to do.
by Francis the Talking France
Wed May 02, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 4607

Re: Fonts

Apparently, in schools it is recommended that teachers use rounded, wide fonts so they're easier to see from farther away and TNR is not usually recommended. That is one of the main reasons as to why Comic Sans is commonly used even though most people dislike it. Arial, Helvetica, Cambria, and Georg...
by Francis the Talking France
Tue May 01, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51571

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

thejeopardyfan wrote:Curious - What time did the Bee end on Sunday? Also, does anyone know if any Bowl or Bee players are appearing on the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament this week? Thanks.
Krishna Bharathala's name was on my bee schedule and he will be on the teen tournament at some point this week.
by Francis the Talking France
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51571

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

You know, maybe telling people beforehand that the Bee wouldn't include the modern American history round would have been a good idea. Yes, not that this would've been pivotal to my score today, but I think a lot of people were banking on this round being what would put them over the top or at leas...
by Francis the Talking France
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?

Have you played or seen a national championship before? I am geographically ignorant—if that makes sense. So to answer your question, no, I have most certainly not. I am assuming that you're basing your post off of what you've seen out of Enloe (basically one manned by Natan) and Christiansburg (Ma...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10172

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

This is getting far too juicy for a quiz bowl forum. :roll: Wouldn't it be advantageous to limit this to a certain audience anyway, considering the fact that it's going to be easier than HSAPQ, which is I guess, verging on novice. If the set is in fact of the novice difficulty, chances are that this...
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12711

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Try to find a team that needs a sub, or just get the packet after the games are played.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51571

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

Is there a list of players registered for the bee(s) anywhere (Sports/Entertainment/History Bees that is)?
by Francis the Talking France
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Painfully Easy Giveaways
Replies: 30
Views: 7122

Re: Painfully Easy Giveaways

The only time I've truly been frustrated with a giveaway is when it goes something like, name this term, the opposite of another term and it's painfully obvious to anyone who has a pulse.
by Francis the Talking France
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9388

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

Seems like the tournament went pretty well. Sorry we couldn't make it. Nobody was interested in taking a day out of their break to come.
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12711

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

MorganV wrote:For rankings purposes Kiev was missing several key players and thus should be considered "Kiev B+".
Kiev C-*
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31820

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

That's true if some of the Grand Junction players come to DU. It also wouldn't look bad on a resume if I helped start up Colorado quiz bowl...I will probably try to do well in terms of grades first, though.
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31820

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

Unless I acquire some utter disliking for the school when I visit during the weekend of April 14th-16th, I will be attending the University of Denver. Quiz Bowl in Colorado is basically non-existent and DU was one of the last schools I expected to go to, but I may try to start a club if anyone knows...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Thanks for running the event. Would've been to nice to have had a full team, but there were several people having conflicts with the SAT, Track and work. Also, sorry about leaving the buzzers. Assuming that we do bring a team to states (don't see why we wouldn't), I will get the buzzers then. It was...
by Francis the Talking France
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

I would have liked to rescheduled but the host school wasn't up for it. Next year we'll coordinate this better, though our date had been announced earlier. I think that regardless, it wouldn't have been feasible for us to go, seeing as all of our juniors were either taking the SAT or doing track. H...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

Re: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012

Thanks for putting on this tournament, it was great fun (especially the trash round.) Surprisingly beating Cave Spring ruined the rest of our day, and the Swiss Pairings subsequently paired us with the other best teams almost every round thereafter. Overall, it was a good day, regardless of the outc...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 11872

Re: Beyond the canon...

The idea that quiz bowl is too easy because "you're too good" is narrow-minded and arrogant. If you didn't go to a powerhouse program like DCC, where your coaches more than likely tell you the canon, what comes up, and how they build off that to make you a stronger player, I'm sure you wouldn't hol...
by Francis the Talking France
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

echhsquizbowl wrote:So History Bowl/Bee is still on the 10th?
Did Madden drop the idea of rescheduling? 10th seems to be the most conflicting date of all.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 8065

Re: Learning Geography

When I read books, I like to look up places that I've heard of, but that I'm not sure of their exact location. This also leads to me learning about other obscure locations. When I was in elementary school, I read the World Almanac religiously. That's where my basic geography knowledge is derived from.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12711

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Eh, I go to Chapel Hill, not East Chapel Hill, though I must say that their quiz bowl team is a lot better than ours. You can keep the East Chapel Hill, NC part on there though. The zoning line is a couple of streets away from my house.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12711

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Is there any way that there could be a session in the summer? I can't do it during the school year because of homework and such. I realize that the summer is probably really inconvenient/a break time for quizbowl, but I would definitely do OSPL if it was offered during the summer. There are never b...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Belles' Bowl VII @ Saint Mary's (Raleigh, NC, 2/25/12)
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Belles' Bowl VII @ Saint Mary's (Raleigh, NC, 2/25/12)

Thank you for hosting a fun and speedy tournament! My only complaint I have is that the afternoon playoff rounds' questions were miles harder than those in the morning. Otherwise, everything was smooth and well-run.
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11082

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

I keep getting an error message on the database. Anyone else having this issue?
by Francis the Talking France
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

The 17th would probably eliminate some Western NC teams.
by Francis the Talking France
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

31st would definitely be best.
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

I think the April 21st date would be better, because April 7th is during Spring Break (At least in the CHCCS school district) and it might be hard to get schools to tournaments over Spring Break. Then again, that would only make up three possible attending schools so..just a note.
by Francis the Talking France
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)
Replies: 28
Views: 6977

Re: Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)

Anyone who knows NFL or College Football, we need a writer for that. We have a dearth of writers who know football.
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

The only other tournament that may happen is a tournament in Salisbury, NC, which I guess isn't that close to Duke. The date is still TBA for it, but we and probably a lot of other teams in the area would be much more likely to go to Duke as it is obviously much closer. http://www.raleighcharterhs.o...
by Francis the Talking France
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)
Replies: 28
Views: 6977

Re: Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)

e are looking to make the set harder than High School trash, but not anything too difficult that it would limit the better sports trash players. Not to sound like a dick, but you could make this tournament a lot harder than "HS Trash" and still not alienate many of the "better' sports players, unle...
by Francis the Talking France
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)
Replies: 28
Views: 6977

Sports Side Event/Tournament Set (Need Writers!)

Hi everyone, As notable sports fans on the quiz bowl group on Facebook, Ryan Rosenberg, Tom Moore and I have decided to write a sports set that will mostly be five or six packets, and we are looking for writers. This is subject to change based on interest and such. We are looking to make the set har...
by Francis the Talking France
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 72364

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

ProfessorIanDuncan wrote:Where, when they are completed, will the stats be shown?
On the NAQT website, and they may also link it on here.
by Francis the Talking France
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 13994

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

Yeah, we're waiting for you.
by Francis the Talking France
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 13994

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

C.R.E.A.M. wrote:What were the results for week 2?
This.
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 72364

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

I am back from moderating. The tournament was going remarkably smoothly for a 101-team tournament (plus a house team to round out the brackets), with the first 5 rounds done by 2 PM. Perhaps it will be of interest to note that computational math toss-ups were crossed out; computational math bonuses...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Assuming that no one is making changes, I guess we'll just see what happens over the next few weeks.
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Registration for the Carrboro Cup has officially opened. Please register at http://brainteam.webs.com/carrborocup.htm. Details about the tournament can also be found there. If, for some reason, you cannot access this website or submit your registration, reply to this email address (chs.quizbowl1@gm...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13111

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Registration for the Carrboro Cup has officially opened. Please register at http://brainteam.webs.com/carrborocup.htm. Details about the tournament can also be found there. If, for some reason, you cannot access this website or submit your registration, reply to this email address (chs.quizbowl1@gm...
by Francis the Talking France
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 13994

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

I will gladly play my 4th round of Online Skype Practice League quiz bowl.
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Selection Bias or Excellence?
Replies: 14
Views: 5615

Re: Selection Bias or Excellence?

I'm willing to believe that a team's consistency to be good is largely due to the fact that the team's players study hard and well and are at least helped in some way by a coach or adviser. Also, the teams that seem most consistently good are the ones that have consistent A through D teams going to ...
by Francis the Talking France
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11

Thanks for hosting the tournament. It was fun and somewhat tiring as the day went on. Will there be stats? I'm interested to see my drop in general performance after lunch compared with before. I don't know why, but it seemed like the packets were harder after round 5, and then in our last game in r...
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11

We are definitely sending 2 teams. Is that the final field (which means 9 games in all)?
by Francis the Talking France
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Enloe Invitational Tournament -- 12/10/2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Enloe Invitational Tournament -- 12/10/2011

I will bring this up at our next meeting on Monday. We'll probably be sending at least one team.

Edit: We have a few band people in our club doing a parade or something in Carrboro and a lot of other people have plans, so we can't send a team, sorry.
by Francis the Talking France
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11

Is the tournament still on at least? We're probably sending 2 teams if it is..
by Francis the Talking France
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quaker Bowl--10/22/2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Quaker Bowl--10/22/2011

Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Should be a fun day.