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by Euler's Constant
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Final stats are up. If you want to submit corrections to names and the like you can email me at nicholas dot wawrykow at yale dot edu
by Euler's Constant
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 7723

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Stats through the prelims (rounds 1-7)
by Euler's Constant
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Get Better at Science
Replies: 8
Views: 7429

Re: How to Get Better at Science

In high school, I got the vast majority of my science points from textbooks. I feel that reading, and more importantly understanding, textbooks depends on having a certain level of intuition, that often requires more formal (in class) training and practice (working through problems) especially in m...
by Euler's Constant
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 35794

Re: All-time all-state teams

Well, to help fill out the potential roster relative to teams that actually are going to NASAT, I guess I'll chime in about Indiana. The list of Indiana high school quiz bowl players who have at least one modern-era college tournament* is: Nick Wawrykow and Arnav Dutt (St. Joe's), Alex Pijanowski (...
by Euler's Constant
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11094

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

As much as I like my hometown of South Bend and love displaying my knowledge of the best city in the Michiana area, it's definitely not an appropriate answer line, especially for DII. South Bend isn't important anymore (outside of Notre Dame, and I'll get to that) and if you've never lived in the gr...
by Euler's Constant
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7648

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

For the bonus part on aspiration in DII (round 14 I think) would rough breathing been acceptable? This went into protest (and was being researched) in our game versus Harvard A, but we never got final ruling due to the results of the tiebreakers.
by Euler's Constant
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Steps to Conquering the Math Canon?
Replies: 13
Views: 7193

Re: Steps to Conquering the Math Canon?

Seconded Zeitz. Art of Problem Solving has some pretty good stuff too, although it splits the same stuff up (so that you have to pay more for it I guess) but they do have a problem archive, as far as that goes for quizbowl purposes. I've only heard of Zeitz in passing, but I can vouch for the Art o...
by Euler's Constant
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 16860

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

Could someone change my name in the stats from Nichoals to Nicholas? Thanks.
by Euler's Constant
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11588

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

I really enjoyed this set, especially the math. Whoever wrote the bonus with the Chinese Remainder Theorem and quotient parts, even though I managed to screw those up, thank you. Also could someone post the Veronese painting toss-up (I think it was the wedding at cana) from round 8, and the polynomi...
by Euler's Constant
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 40059

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Is there any interest in playing a room of this at NASAT or something? Also, a bunch of people have indicated they want to play this on the IRC or something, I can do that sometime after NASAT for anyone who isn't planning to play a mirror of this at a Missouri Open mirror. When would this happen? ...
by Euler's Constant
Sat May 25, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 40059

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Nolan liu and I are withdrawing, and Ben Dillon is no longer available to read. Sorry for the late notice.
by Euler's Constant
Sun May 19, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 10686

Re: Question-specific discussion

While it really doesn't matter at this point, the Taylor rule clue is wrong/ambiguous. Both an increase in inflation or an increase in real GDP over potential GDP lead to increases in the Fed Funds rate.
by Euler's Constant
Sun May 19, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 10686

Re: Question-specific discussion

Could you post the inflation tossup? I think it was from round 9.
by Euler's Constant
Sun May 19, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship & Wildcat @ Northwestern (5/18-5/19/13)
Replies: 23
Views: 9992

Re: Midwest Championship & Wildcat @ Northwestern (5/18-5/19/13)

Thanks for two well run tournaments. It's nice to have the opportunity to play such a talented field, especially right before nationals.
by Euler's Constant
Thu May 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18467

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

perlnerd666 wrote:
jonathanmarx wrote:
gerbilownage wrote:glad to see so many yalies in here :D y'all want to meet up during HSNCT?
I would be interested in at least briefly meeting everyone, although I know it's a pretty jam-packed weekend.
Yes.
Sure.
by Euler's Constant
Thu May 09, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Terrapin 2013 General Discussion

Will this set be posted in the archives sometime soon, or are there other mirrors?
by Euler's Constant
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 33046

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:
Ben Dillon wrote:Rotary Indiana Championship
http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=4573
No usable PPB. Do you have a top secret SQBS file?
A report with PPB existed at the time of the tournament. I don't know what Mr. Blessman did with it, but he would be the one to ask.
by Euler's Constant
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18467

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending Yale next year, and I'll probably continue to play quizbowl.
by Euler's Constant
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3306

Re: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion

Overall I enjoyed the set. The one thing that got on my nerves was the repeated minor categories in some rounds. If I'm remembering correctly the only two canadian history questions were in the same packet, and two name the language toss ups (german and chinese) were back to back. Also it seemed lik...
by Euler's Constant
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Could you post the price index toss up
by Euler's Constant
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 40059

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Two of us at St. Joe are in.
by Euler's Constant
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Now that the last pyramidal tournament (Rotary) is over, I think it's a good time to recap the year so far the year/discuss teams/etc. Good things: There was a new tournament in Berrien Springs on NAQT questions. This is nice to see as it got a few new teams out to try NAQT but I don't know how many...
by Euler's Constant
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more mediocre?
Replies: 20
Views: 8124

Re: How to make a team more mediocre?

Watching Indiana quiz bowl for the last four years I found playing JV 16 players in a game on :chip: questions to be especially conductive to mediocrity.
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feb.2 Culver Academies (IN) V and FS Tourneys (IS124/IS123A)
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Feb.2 Culver Academies (IN) V and FS Tourneys (IS124/IS123A)

Mr. Blessman how will you format the varsity division if the current field holds?
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 7790

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was told the bonus that included the Euler-Mascheroni Constant (round 11) needed Mascheroni. Mascheroni isn't necessary, Gamma is called Euler's Constant both by Wolfram and a book I own on the subject (Havil's Gamma), the later of which only mentions Mascheroni in passing. Other than that I found...
by Euler's Constant
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 8137

Re: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)

Unfortunately we probably won't stay around for this as some of our players need to get home, and we already face a 2+ hour drive.
by Euler's Constant
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 8137

Re: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)

If we decide to stick around to play this, I can moderate or do stats if needed.
by Euler's Constant
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Hopefully by then we can at least make it close- thus far you have outclassed us quite easily, but there is time left... Well I'll be giving you guys a bit of help because I have to play in state hockey tournament the weekend of Rotary. That said Nolan, Davide, and Chris are now scoring most of our...
by Euler's Constant
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 17316

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)

Morgan you're forgetting the mystery team, which throws a wrench in that situation.

*Edit I can't spell
by Euler's Constant
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

For those who might actually be paying attention to this thread: 1. I have added a few tournaments to the schedule that are close to Indiana 2. I have included results for tournaments that had participation from Indiana teams. If there are any results that I have missed feel free to tell me, and I'l...
by Euler's Constant
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8252

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Thanks to NIU for holding this; "The Academy of Carpentry" really enjoyed it.
by Euler's Constant
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General set discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: General set discussion

Maybe I'm not remembering correctly but it seemed like there was a dearth of world lit questions; was there a reason for this? Also there seemed to be about 3 or 4 question with the answer of Egypt, which was sort of weird. On a whole I liked the set quite a bit, and I think the rest of the team did...
by Euler's Constant
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20
Replies: 23
Views: 8756

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

How are the prelims and the playoffs going to be bracketed?
by Euler's Constant
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 13931

Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Saint Joseph (IN) expresses interest for 2 teams
by Euler's Constant
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6110

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

Ok because I never got any message about that
by Euler's Constant
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6110

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

Am I missing something but are we playing this week?
by Euler's Constant
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August
Replies: 36
Views: 6110

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

Considering this is the only time of year I could do this, I guess I'll sign up.
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 94853

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

St. Joseph (IN) expresses interest for 1 team Uber division
by Euler's Constant
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 26789

Re: Buzzer systems

Charlie- I know that the hand grips are not only on Zeecraft buzzers but I think they come on all (wireless) models or at least all the (wireless) ones I've seen.

(Edit: corrected by post below, thanks Sam)
by Euler's Constant
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 26789

Re: Buzzer systems

This year we (St. Joseph) bought the system that I think your talking about. It can sometimes be a pain for inexperienced moderators who push the bonus button instead of the reset button, and while it's possible to get multiple buzzers to light up at once (we once had three in a practice), it's not ...
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Since I'm bored and don't particularly feel like studying, I feel like this is the perfect time for me to begin a discussion with basically no one about the rather inconsequential state of Indiana. 1. St. Joseph A. With the loss of the "s" from our name we suddenly become a lean mean quizbowl playin...
by Euler's Constant
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 11896

Re: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread

Having looked at the uproar my post has caused, and looking around at last year's sets I realize that producing an above difficultly set is not needed. That being said St. Joseph will produce an IS difficulty set this year. If someone is willing to supervise the difficulty and quality of the set we ...
by Euler's Constant
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 11896

Re: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread

St Joseph (IN) is trying to write a tournament of above IS difficulty for late February early March and we badly need a science editor. So pm or email me if you'd be willing to do that or want to mirror the set.
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Calendar Indiana Tournaments: Green Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky Tournaments: Blue National Tournaments: Purple Test Dates: Red Other: Orange September 8: ACT September 15: September 22: September 29: October 6: UIUC's Earlybird , SAT October 13: White Cloud October 20: MSU's Horatio Nelso...
by Euler's Constant
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5935

Indiana 2012-2013

This will be the page for all Indiana discussions and tournament announcements for the 2012-2013. While I only count four active Indiana people on the board, hopefully that will change in the next year. So feel free to discuss Indiana and the greater quizbowl world to your heart's content. The post ...
by Euler's Constant
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 33606

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Team Indiana:

Chris Agostino (St. Joe's)
Surabhi Balachander (Harrison)
Zach Osburn (Hamilton Heights)
Alex Pijanowski (Harrison)
Nicholas Wawrykow (St. Joe's)
by Euler's Constant
Tue May 29, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19710

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

I can also read this packet at NASAT if necessary.
by Euler's Constant
Mon May 28, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36366

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

As a whole I enjoyed the set, but it seemed as if there were answers given in previous questions. For me this most notably occurred on Saturday as I seem to remember a bonus mentioning Jack Layton with the NDP as an answer and a later Canadian politics bonus mentioning the NDP asking for Layton. Whi...
by Euler's Constant
Sun May 20, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 21279

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

The tournament was run very smoothly, and it was very enjoyable to play against such a skilled field. Thanks for putting on such a great tournament.
by Euler's Constant
Mon May 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 21279

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

And who doesn't love the Soviets?