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by Chandragupta Maurya
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 9597

Re: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago

Did anyone happen to see a black notebook with a Harvard logo on it? I think I accidentally left it in the Grand Ballroom after the awards ceremony, and I was wondering if anyone from NAQT picked it up.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30596

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen? I just inserted Bellarmine as my best guess of them since I knew they are...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30596

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen? While both Cistercian and Bellarmine were shorthanded at times, my guess ...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30596

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

My stats have Cistercian at 19-8 for the year, with losses to Norman North B (OK) and Deer Creek A (OK), as well as St. Mark's B and St. Mark's C, pushing them down, despite their wins over LASA. I'm going to go out on a limb here and posit that that was not their actual A team. Max, you would be c...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4564

Re: Texas 2012-2013

Full Stats from the 2012 TQBA Houston Holiday Hoedown (held on December 8, 2012) are available here: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/@121208HoHoHo/ The event was won by St. John's Virtue, while Cistercian A finished in 2nd. NAQT's stats can be found here (http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?to...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 3418

Re: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?

tuscumbiaqb wrote:If the school literally does not have enough rooms to accomplish this or weird policies that make reserving rooms difficult to impossible, I stand corrected.
I think the problem is that we don't have enough rooms to host a tournament
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 3418

Re: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?

Horned Screamer wrote:Does Cistercian host tournaments? Making good tournaments happen in your circuit is the most powerful thing you can do to spread good quizbowl in a quizbowl deficient area.
At the moment, because we are so small, Cistercian does not host tournaments. St. Mark's hosts one per year, though.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4564

Texas 2012-2013

I just thought I would start this thread for next year for the discussion of Texas quizbowl-related items.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 3418

Dallas/North Texas Circuit?

So, there is something that has been troubling me for a while, namely that Dallas doesn't have a real circuit to speak of. I know Mr. Romero of the TQBA and Mr. Mlakar of St. Mark's are trying to make inroads, and I was wondering if there was anything I could do that may accelerate the growth of a D...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:PATH

Hart's Win Share Statistic
Is it possible to quickly calculate these metrics for all players at a large tournament (i.e. HSNCT or NSC)?
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: what do all the acronyms mean
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

Re: what do all the acronyms mean

A brief rundown of some acronyms (similar to what Patrick just posted): NAQT stands for "National Academic Quiz Tournaments". NAQT is probably the largest high school quiz bowl format, and every year hosts the HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament) for qualified teams. HSNCT is by far ...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 142395

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Does anybody know if The Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry is good for studying quizbowl chemistry?
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 86931

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Stats have been posted for the 2012 St. Mark's Invitational:
http://texasquizbowl.org/d/@120303SMS/
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16092

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Do any of the St. Mark's people post here, or are we going to go without stats? Also, what packets were these games on? I think St. Mark's generally posts the stats to the NAQT website, at least. If not, I have the scores of all of Cistercian's matches and may be able to post them if anybody would ...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 7995

Re: Learning Geography

Antonio Sant'Elia wrote:I think I once heard of a magazine dedicated to the subject.
Also, National Geographic Magazine (or channel) probably will not help that much, certainly not as much as their atlases
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 7995

Re: Learning Geography

I've had success with the map approach and the physical extremities approach, but what you need to do is start asking "why" to everything you see and read. Why does this mountain range exist? That peninsula looks funny- I wonder who lives on it? This border is weird, I wonder if there's a history b...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 11745

Re: Beyond the canon...

In most sets I have read recently, the religion distribution seems to give about equal weight to all religions. While this makes sense from the standpoint of inclusiveness, and while I have certainly enjoyed learning a bit about some unfamiliar religions, I think that newer players' enjoyment of th...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 7995

Re: Learning Geography

Looking at maps and atlases definitely helps, as does Wikipedia.
Also, reading questions can also help enormously with geography.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: History Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

Re: History Resources

Just thought I'd throw this out there: The Encyclopedia of World History by Peter Stearns (http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-World-History-CD-Rom-Stearns/dp/0227679687/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330132943&sr=1-1) is an excellent resource for World History, since it covers practically everythin...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Question Reproduction Guidelines?
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: NAQT Question Reproduction Guidelines?

bt_green_warbler wrote:Yes, scanning them for personal use is fine (but please don't share them with other schools).
Thanks for the clarification
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Question Reproduction Guidelines?
Replies: 2
Views: 868

NAQT Question Reproduction Guidelines?

I wanted to scan some NAQT packets I had purchased from last year so that my teammates and I could search them for answer lines more efficiently, and I was wondering if that is allowable according to NAQT's rules and regulations, since the little piece about copyright at the top is a little scary. S...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

The data collected on standard scoresheets is woefully insufficient to make conclusions that compare to those garnered from the astounding amount of information available about every pitch in a baseball game. Until we have a program that tracks point-of-buzz and particular bonus part conversion, no...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

O.K. I think I have fixed a major error with ET%: Here is the example, in its corrected form (it is the same example from MPPG): We know that Player A scores 50% of his teams tossups. Since his team does not correctly answer 7 tossups per game (assuming a 20-tossup match), we can subtract his total ...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

Your MPPG could be more easily defined as (Total correct answers)*(10+PPB)+5*Powers. I think the second statistic is flawed in that the total number of tossups the players are responsible for is over the total number of tossups, since tossups that are negged are counted more than once. To fix this,...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

I think I may have just come up with some potentially useful buzzermetric stats: The first is called Modified Points per Game (MPPG) It is the approximate number of points (tossup and bonus) that a player contributes to his team. First, we divide his (or her) PPG by the total number of points off of...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

whitesoxfan wrote:No, because most of the points off of tossups come from the bonuses that come afterwards, and powering a tossup doesn't multiply that by 1.5.
Just wondering, in formats with powers, should they be accounted for, and if so, then how?
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

In all of these methods, can powers be counted as 1.5 tossups?
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Buzzermetric Stats (?)

I was just kind of wondering, after checking out some of baseball's sabermetric stats (e.g. WAR, OPS, SLG%, etc.) and basketball's metric stats (PER, EFF, etc.), if there was some sort of similar stat(s) for quiz bowl, such that a team's relative prowess could be statistically figured out or if a pl...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 6861

Re: NAQT state championships 2012

bt_green_warbler wrote:This thread will list the NAQT state and provincial championships and qualifiers for spring 2012.


Texas (San Antonio-area site tba, April 14th)

Edit: last updated 1/6
The Texas Quiz Bowl website says that its state championship is on May 5: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/events/12state/
by Chandragupta Maurya
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16092

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Clicking on any of the links in the initial stat page seems to fail. Is anybody else getting this? I think that is because the rest of the stats have yet to be posted. When they are, that will probably be fixed. It appears full stats have been posted: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/@111008VK/Quiz%2...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16092

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Angstrom wrote:Clicking on any of the links in the initial stat page seems to fail. Is anybody else getting this?
I think that is because the rest of the stats have yet to be posted. When they are, that will probably be fixed.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's Going on in Wisconsin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5446

Re: What's Going on in Wisconsin?

We're doing a National History Bee and Bowl State Tournament for Wisconsin on our C set at Beloit High School this coming year; date to follow shortly. This came about through a guy who's a history teacher and head of his school's history club. He's already had about 20 schools express tentative in...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's Going on in Wisconsin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5446

Re: What's Going on in Wisconsin?

My friends go to school in Brookfield, which is a suburb of Milwaukee, so I was wondering if there was any circuit in the Greater Milwaukee area or if there were any teams in the area. Does anyone know if either Brookfield East or Brookfield Central have teams? I couldn't find anything about either...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 35271

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

I noticed that a possible city for next year's HSNCT was St. Louis (250 miles from Kansas City, Kansas). That would definitely be inside the KHSAA's restrictions, as would Chicago.

EDIT: Unfortunately, last year's PACE NSC would have just been outside the limit, at 508 miles.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's Going on in Wisconsin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5446

Re: What's Going on in Wisconsin?

Do you know what school your friends go to? My friends go to school in Brookfield, which is a suburb of Milwaukee, so I was wondering if there was any circuit in the Greater Milwaukee area or if there were any teams in the area. Does anyone know if either Brookfield East or Brookfield Central have ...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's Going on in Wisconsin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5446

What's Going on in Wisconsin?

I was kind of wondering what's up with high school quizbowl in Wisconsin, Since I used to live there and have some friends who live there, And I was kind of wondering what the state of the circuit is there. I did see some teams from Wisconsin qualified for HSNCT, but there doesn't seem to be a threa...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16092

Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

So, now that PACE and HSNCT are over and the new school year is about a month and a half away, maybe it's time to start thinking about next season. Just right off the bat, some Texas teams (in alphabetical order) to look out for next year: NOTE: All stats from prelims Cistercian Preparatory School (...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Sorry about the double-post
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

EDIT: Just realized that was a double-post!
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Having read some of the blogs this morning, I wanted to note the following: 1. The logistics at PACE seemed to be somewhere between Dante's Inferno and Blake's hallucinations ! T/F? 2. According to a number of folk, the future of PACE is very much in doubt unless SEVERE changes in administration ar...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Three Texas teams attended the PACE NSC, with LASA finishing 3rd, Seven Lakes finishing 14th, and Cistercian finishing 20th.

EDIT: Also, at HSNCT, the aforementioned teams finished 2nd, T-8th, and T-21st, respectively.
by Chandragupta Maurya
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96962

Re: On-going season rankings

Cutting to the chase, Cistercian played with its full team from last year's HSNCT for the first time this year. This same team will be playing at both PACE NSC and HSNCT. In our full truly full strength tournament, we soundly beat the 25th ranked team (St. Marks) soundly, thrice. Additionally, we o...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Here are the stats from the 2011 St. Mark's NAQT Invitational,
played on IS-102 on April 2, 2011. LASA A Went 10-0 to finish in 1st, with Cistercian A finishing 2nd at 9-3. Host St. Mark's A finished in 3rd.
http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=3502
by Chandragupta Maurya
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

sacagawea wrote:The full field is

Cistercian 4
We have 3, not 4
by Chandragupta Maurya
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

User [Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad] was banned for 1 week for violating the rule "Do not under any circumstances edit your post to change its meaning or the meaning of a subsequent post that responds to it," continuing to disregard forum rules after a warning was issued through both private a...
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96962

Re: On-going season rankings

SoLegit12 wrote:
Chandragupta Maurya wrote:There could be a poll like the preseason one mentioned in another thread that was made up of ballots from people who submit them - that would be interesting
As in a midseason poll?
Sort of, but in December, not May
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96962

Re: On-going season rankings

There could be a poll like the preseason one mentioned in another thread that was made up of ballots from people who submit them - that would be interesting
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Edward Powers wrote:Which NAQT IS Set was this played on?
IS-98
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96962

Re: On-going season rankings

Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad wrote:Well, the Dec. 4th Houston Hoedown at St. John's is now in the record books -- and Cistercian Prep had some nice results.
Stats for the aforementioned tournament can be found here: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/10hohoho ... dings.html
by Chandragupta Maurya
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36454

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Here are the stats from the 2010 Houston Holiday Hoedown, played on an IS set:
http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/10hohoho ... dings.html