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by Pushkin's Beard
Thu May 21, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8407

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

I am very sorry to announce that this tournament is unfortunately not able to happen. I apologize for the lateness of the post, but I really truly wanted to still run this tournament. I was holding on hope that more teams would suddenly and magically register, but alas we only had registrations from...
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu May 07, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8407

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

I'm sorry for the delay in this announcement. The administration has been slow to respond and I have been slow to update. We are unable to host on May 9th, however with enough demand we will host a tournament on May 23rd on HSAPQ. Please email me at gdsquizbowl@gmail.com to express interest. I hope ...
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49387

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

My biggest complaint of the entire weekend was the 8 by 4 playoff system. I know it was designed as an alternative to the single elimination playoff, but it essentially served as much to be one, as it eliminated IMSA (2 seed), DCC (3 seed) and Northmont (4 seed) with one loss. While IMSA and DCC we...
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8407

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (2/7/15) at GDS [DC]

Due to a lack of registrations, this tournament is POSTPONED hopefully to May 9th, although that is a tentative date.
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8407

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (2/7/15) at GDS [DC]

With a little over two weeks left until the tournament, there's still plenty of space in the field. Register now by emailing me at gdsquizbowl@gmail.com
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8407

Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

Georgetown Day School is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament at our wonderful HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS on May 9th?, 2015. Ben Cooper was "a model student at the Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, who was well-liked among his colleagues and the faculty. He p...
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83167

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

As I've mentioned before , it's counterproductive to work as an individual, or to work as an organization. Working together in a group, without a hierarchy, produces the best results, something you can see in the beautiful Shenandoah valley surrounding you, Vasa. I believe the Maryland circuit shou...
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Database Hits Do Not Determine Difficulty
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Database Hits Do Not Determine Difficulty

I agree that looking at "number of results in google" to gauge difficulty is a very bad idea. However, Google is not lying to you. Instead, Google omits results with too much overlap/similarity to pages already returned. If you change your settings, you can see all 75,000 results although next to n...
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Database Hits Do Not Determine Difficulty
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Database Hits Do Not Determine Difficulty

One other heuristic I use when I need to get quick-n’-dirty data on ordering clues is to do a comparison of Google hits at large While we're debunking myths, here is another myth: "Google does not lie about the number of results it has for a given query". If you click through the results for "Freya...
by Pushkin's Beard
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23159

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

Due to conflicts, GDS will be unable to host on November 8th. The new date of our tournament will be February 7th.
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 16349

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

Are astronomy and earth science the "strike zone of 'what non-elite teams can answer'"? I know that my team has trouble even getting 10s on both of those subjects While I think the math distro is pretty low for a high school set (and the comp sci a little high) I don't think that replacing other qu...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 16349

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

Not to mention thirteen computer science questions and thirteen TOTAL math, astronomy, earth science, and other questions...Advertising a set as slightly harder than regular difficulty is one thing -- writing a distribution to specifically miss the strike zone of "what non-elite teams can answer" i...
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23159

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

GDS would like to tentatively claim November 8th for our tournament to be named later on HSAPQ questions.
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Quizbowl Championship @ St. Anselm's (2/22/14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: DC Quizbowl Championship @ St. Anselm's (2/22/14)

It was a 5-team field and we played a double round robin
1. GDS (8-0)
2. Gonzaga (6-2)
3. Sidwell (4-4)
4. St. Anselms (2-6)
5. Maret (0-8)
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)
Replies: 30
Views: 11747

Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Chunky Sean wrote:The only question I can think of right now is whether or not this will be an HSNCT qualifier since it is run on A set?
Unless NAQT changed something this year, it would be a qualifier. GDS would send 2 teams if this tournament were on an A-set (or really any set we can play).
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)
Replies: 30
Views: 11747

Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

I don't know how committed you are to using IS-128 (or if NAQT lets you change) but I know a lot of teams, mine included, would love to go to this tournament if it were on a set we are allowed to play.
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 45
Views: 18446

Re: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130

I commend you for using google forms for your registration, but how are you going to know how many teams from each school are JV or Varsity?
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83167

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Final picks: 1)Walter Johnson, 2)Richard Montgomery, 3)Oakland Mills, 4)Centennial/Blair, 5)Quince Orchard. I don't know much about Virginia, but I'm guessing Western Albemarle will be on top, or maybe Maggie Walker, TJ has serious potential for next year too. I feel the teams that normally dominat...
by Pushkin's Beard
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 16543

Re: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)

Edward Powers wrote:Any update on all of those quite interesting teams who have shown interest but have not yet fully committed to coming?
Unfortunately our It's Ac taping is that day, so we can't go.
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83167

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

I think that DC area quizbowl will be dominated by non-seniors next year. I mean most of the best teams (Blair, TJ, RM, idk about Gov) are graduating their best players and I can't really think of many juniors (other than Sameen and the Kirk-Davidoffs) who lead their teams this year. So it seems lik...
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7400

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

Yeah so we really want to go to this...but it is also in the middle of our Spring Break so we will probably have 1 team which may or may not include me.
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED: JAMES at TJHSST-3/9/13
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Re: JAMES at TJHSST-3/9/13

GDS is the same as Blair and RM, we don't know whether we are going to bring 1 or 2 teams. I will have a better idea by Wednesday.
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

Playoff stats are up: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1299/stats/playoffs/ The final isn't included, but Blair won after beating Richard Montgomery in an advantaged final. The final standings are: 1. Blair A 2. Richard Montgomery 3. Marshall 4. Walter Johnson 5. St. Anselm's Abbey School 6....
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

With 18 teams the field is now full.
by Pushkin's Beard
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

We are now open to new registations but we have limited space (cap of 18 teams for now) so please register as soon as possible.
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

Einhard wrote:Some Virginian schools may not be able to make this date due to VHSL states at Williamsburg.
Yeah I was informed of this problem. Unfortunately this was the only open saturday before May we could reserve.
by Pushkin's Beard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC

Unfortunately, we could not reserve the school March 2nd. We asked our school about February 23rd.
by Pushkin's Beard
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

Off To See The Lizard wrote:
Pushkin's Beard wrote:We will post the new date shortly.
Any news on this?
We are planning on March 2nd. I should receive confirmation from the administration by February 5th.
by Pushkin's Beard
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, we have to postpone this tournament to a later date. We will post the new date shortly.
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

No we will just have a bye, so the teams in that bracket will only get 10 rounds.
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

The tournament structure will be four brackets of six in the morning, an hour lunch, and then three brackets of eight in the afternoon (without replays). This structure guarantees every team 11 rounds of quizbowl.
by Pushkin's Beard
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

TJ just dropped a team so we now have room for another team to register.
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

With two teams from Maret, we are now at our cap of 24 teams. Any more registrations will be put on a wait list.
by Pushkin's Beard
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which tiebreaker: PPG or PPB?
Replies: 18
Views: 4718

Re: Centennial High School Tournament (12/2/12)

Fred wrote:This is a good time to say that PPB isn't a good tool to use as a tiebreaker for a tournament. Intrabracket PPG is better and fairer.
But PPG isn't really a fair tiebreaker because it could just come down to who beat up on the weakest team more.
by Pushkin's Beard
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/12)

due to space constraints we will have to limit the field to 24 teams.
by Pushkin's Beard
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 7533

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

So, my next question is: is there any arithmetic definition for the word 'negstorm'? I hear people use it frequently, but sometimes I feel like people only call it a negstorm if it causes them to lose Not really. In usual quizbowl-slang parlance, a negstorm usually means just that: a team negged a ...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40468

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

When do sign-ups start for GDS' LOCKOUT tournament? Sorry, our school just got off for break and the head of our school and the principle are both unresponsive (we just need to confirm everything completely). We are trying to get everything in order before we post the announcement but after we get ...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

Georgetown Day School is pleased to announce that we will be the L ocale O f a C ompetitive K ind O f U pper-class T ournament or LOCKOUT held at our beautiful high school campus on February 23rd, 2013. Registration: Registration will be from 8:15am to 8:45am and we hope to start the first round by ...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40468

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

When do sign-ups start for GDS' LOCKOUT tournament? Sorry, our school just got off for break and the head of our school and the principle are both unresponsive (we just need to confirm everything completely). We are trying to get everything in order before we post the announcement but after we get ...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40468

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

mithokie wrote:Is VCU writing their own set for VCU Spring, or will this be a mirrored set? I am trying to finalize my winter and spring schedules, and I don't want to schedule myself into a question set conflict inadvertently.

Thanks,
I believe that they are mirroring LIST.
by Pushkin's Beard
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

At most of the tournaments I have been to, PPB has been used to break ties.
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Exclusion clues: when to use them, what they mean.
Replies: 15
Views: 6094

Re: Exclusion clues:when to use them, what they mean.

I feel like for the Lyrical Ballads (or any other collaboration for that matter) example it is important to say this man collaborated with (the other guy) to write lyrical ballads. I also think that even if you offer descriptions of a work you should still say through not (other guy who did somethin...
by Pushkin's Beard
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40468

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Oakland Mills would like to claim march 16th for a tournament on a TBA set. I know VCU has this date reserved, but given the vast distance between Richmond and Columbia, I dont think there will be that much of an overlap. I understand if you can't work a different date logistically, but I'd encoura...
by Pushkin's Beard
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY
Replies: 55
Views: 13888

Re: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY

GDS is interested in this tournament. We will probably bring 1 team.