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by djayboots
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Errors Report and Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4504

Re: Errors Report and Discussion

I'm a little confused by this. The tossup reads, "a piece for two string orchestras tuned a semitone apart." If you're trying to suggest that it should read "quarter tone," I don't think that's right, in spite of what a certain Wikipedia list article might claim. I don't have access to a score right...
by djayboots
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Date Preference?
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

Re: Chicago Open Date Preference?

I'm going to weddings on the weekends of July 9 and 23, if that counts. I'd probably attend CO on any other weekend.
by djayboots
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99904

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

All of those days are fine for me.
by djayboots
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99904

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I definitely can't do Saturday or Sunday but could probably make it on Friday.
by djayboots
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread
Replies: 57
Views: 7991

Re: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread

Hey, I'm looking for a team for Sunday -- message me if interested.

Edit: or just post here, obviously
by djayboots
Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99904

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Thought I'd get the ball rolling; are people interested in hearing the rest of this (and Shantanu, of course) free on Monday and/or Tuesday?
by djayboots
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 34231

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

"do we reward theory knowledge or score knowledge?" I don't think it needs to be one or the other. People come to know about music in different ways--as performers, casual chamber musicians, concertgoers, CD collectors, serious students--and I don't see the need to prioritize absolutely between the...
by djayboots
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 34231

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

John wrote:stuff while I was also writing stuff
Co-sign.
by djayboots
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 34231

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

Well, yes - but, as above, the same information could be conveyed in a clue that didn't name the keys. Sorry, I was a bit unclear. What I meant to say was that by naming the keys you do in fact convey one extra bit of information without losing anything, and that that one bit is precisely what is m...
by djayboots
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 34231

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

I'd argue that pitch specificity, when well done (i.e., at no loss of information about function), provides an extra layer of detail that can trigger memory and/or help players buzz with confidence. I agree in principle that function is usually the most significant (but not always the only significa...
by djayboots
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99904

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

IRC sounds great. I really liked much of what this set (and the music at CO proper, for that matter) did, especially in terms of answer selection, which I thought ranged from solid to downright inspired. Thanks to everyone involved for producing a really fun tournament, and I look forward to hearing...
by djayboots
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51254

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Hey, I'm not very good at trash and would like to play this. Any takers?
by djayboots
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99904

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'd be glad to play with Rob, Mike, or anyone else needing a teammate, just let me know.

PS oh hi quizbowl boards
by djayboots
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19284

In the interest of hearing some more nationals rosters:

Stanford's ACF team will be Mike Sexton, Brian Lindquist, Arnav Moudgil, Kevin Koai. The NAQT D1 team will be Eric Smith, Nico Martinez, Frank Guan, Kristiaan De Greve, and Kevin Koai, and the D2 team will be the same as at sectionals.

Kevin
by djayboots
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32015

RM B was incredibly impressive at NAQT, so they'll definitely be strong next year. Sadly, I never got to see RM A or TJ B play at NAQT or PACE. Gov and DCC will of course be national contenders. My prediction for Northern California is that no one from around here will make playoffs at any nationals...
by djayboots
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80465

Re: Oops!

Quizbowlman4 wrote:Just give me a neg five on that one and kevin a power.
Heh, thanks. If you don't mind my asking, who are you?
by djayboots
Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76221

Is anyone here going to Stanford? So far the only quiz bowlers I know going there are myself (Kevin Koai of Mission San Jose) and someone from Lakeside (Patrick Leahy, I think?).
by djayboots
Fri May 27, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80465

MISSION SAN JOSE WILL OWN No bias there Ugh, please don't let this guy's actions color your opinion of the MSJ quiz bowl team as a whole. And while we certainly appreciate the mentions, we are not going in expecting too much. Having played (and lost to) Lakeside twice, I really do believe that they...
by djayboots
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80465

Dark horse candidate: Lakeside from Washington. You heard it here first!
by djayboots
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team PP20TUH vs. MPP20TUH
Replies: 13
Views: 6574

A high school tournament (untimed) at Stanford actually introduced a similar "Strength of Schedule" statistic for breaking ties. It was defined as the average of your team's PPG and all of your opponents' PPG. Obviously not a perfect system, but it worked out all right for this particular tournament...