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by Rick
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Organizing a League in SE Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: Organizing a League in SE Michigan

My school is a part of the league in question. I'm not exactly sure why we don't expand, but I'll venture to guess. As it is, we have 14 teams, and have quite a full schedule. Adding more teams might lead to problems with hosting, staffing, money, scheduling, or sets. As I said, I haven't really loo...
by Rick
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

This may not be a bad idea. It would certainly be more accessible than the irc channel.
by Rick
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 56403

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

I believe they did contact coaches, but as there was never any indication posted to the PACE site, we weren't sure that somewhere along the line, something hadn't gone awry.
by Rick
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 56403

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

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:By the way, since I haven't yet heard back from Dallas about contact info and results confirmation for this tournament, the top 8 teams have qualified for the NSC and are able to register beginning December 1.
Does this also apply to mirrors of the tournament?
by Rick
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lit in Easy Sets
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Lit in Easy Sets

Unless, for example, the Steinbeck bonus is asking for characters from East of Eden, I don't really see where anyone could put much easier lit into a tournament. I can see a few of these being challenging for middle school teams, and perhaps a few better choices could've been made, but if you tried ...
by Rick
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Mirror of Harvard Fall (11/12/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 3763

Re: Michigan State Mirror of Harvard Fall (11/12/11)

Bumping because as near as this is, it probably deserves to be on the front page.
by Rick
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Subject Area: Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 10526

Re: Subject Area: Literature

One point that I don't think anyone's brought up yet is that literature in high school quiz bowl is different from many other subjects (history, science, myth, etc.) in that people who tend to naturally like literature usually read a lot of books; they don't tend to memorize lit facts (unless they ...
by Rick
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: History Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 5838

History Resources

Does anyone know of some good websites for writing questions about and/or studying history? I'm looking for something at least somewhat comprehensive, other than Wikipedia, but including wikis, databases of articles, etc. Anything that can top flipping through old packets is appreciated.
by Rick
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 74860

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The website seems to be unavailable right now. What's going on?
by Rick
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2051

Re: Trash Questions

http://www.doc-ent.com/trash/ This archive contains packets from scores of old trash tournaments. That should help you write some questions. But if what you wanted to know was where you could order new trash packets, I have no idea. Perhaps you could host a mirror of another trash tournament?
by Rick
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Subject Area: Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 10526

Re: Subject Area: Literature

There are so many, it's basically impossible to narrow it down to only three. But anything on the NAQT list of 100 works - http://naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/works-of-literature-3.html - is a great place to start, as deep, plot questions tend to come up for those a lot. A word of advice, you'll have a lot...
by Rick
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 56238

Re: TDB help thread

My bad. Not sure how I missed that.
by Rick
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 56238

Re: TDB help thread

I think it'd be helpful and maybe increase usage if there was a link to the db along the top of the forum. I agree with this. I hate to be the guy that complains while not really contributing anything himself, but the database, at least for upcoming tournaments, is rather bare, missing a lot of tou...
by Rick
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Quizbowl Camp 2012 Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Re: ACE Quizbowl Camp 2012 Dates

I must say, I'm also very excited about the Marietta camp. No one on my team has really given serious consideration to attending the ACE camps in the past, due to the distance (we're a Michigan team). Personally, I've always been very interested in the possibility. The point is, I'm sure a ton of Mi...
by Rick
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Attracting New Players
Replies: 10
Views: 4196

Re: Attracting New Players

Thanks for the advice (especially that last idea, which is ingenious).

Also, to avoid any possible future confusion, the team in question is not my own, but the team of another hs in the same city. And they aren't new, but they're still developing.
by Rick
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Attracting New Players
Replies: 10
Views: 4196

Attracting New Players

Quite often people don't join quiz bowl because they feel they won't be any good, or because they think it's only for "supernerds". What are some different ways to solve these problems or work around them to gain members?