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by mentalchocolate
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halo 2 Online, Very Nice
Replies: 9
Views: 3709

For a period of several months I played Halo 2 for 20+ hours per week and was one of the founding members of the MoB. Now, I don't play much at all, but my gamertag is tL_x ST4L1N and I play quite a few MLG games.
by mentalchocolate
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: KY NAQT State Championships (4-28-07)
Replies: 11
Views: 4903

Bonuses were reboundable. That should explain it.
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39176

Seriously, what would you have them do? . . . Expecting NAQT to go through some in-depth selection process so as to ensure the most competitive field possible is pretty silly. . . I was thinking of making the automatic qualification much more difficult and leaving the rest of spots to Wild Card qua...
by mentalchocolate
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

DumbJaques wrote:Also, depending on the question, it probably should have been at least promptable.
I agree, but they don't prompt in Governor's Cup format. Quite ridiculous, but still the rule.
by mentalchocolate
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

For those of you who keep complaining about the Johnson/Danville match, remember that the only reason Johnson had a chance to win it is because they accepted the federalism inquiry. Dual federalism is not the only type of federalism so federalism should not be accepted for that. That would have mad...
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

"I do not have an issue with inquiries, but with no prompting and not accepting varying word forms, which causes many of these inquiries. (I.E. we said "liquidification" instead of "liquidity". )" The problem with this argument is that liquidification isn't a form of liquidity. IIRC liquidification...
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

Swiss pairing would work amazingly well. Firstly, there are exactly 32 teams...Swiss pairing works best with 2 to the N power; in this case n is 5. There would be five rounds for all teams, which is quite feasible. One team would come out on top at 5-0, five teams at 4-1, ten teams at 3-2, ten teams...
by mentalchocolate
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

Well, I guess my predictions on quarterfinalists were right...
We played Danville in the second round and they came from behind and beat us by four, but they played well the entire tournament. Congrats to Dunbar as the overall winners and Danville for winning QR.
by mentalchocolate
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

I'm quite sure Danville is attending NAQT state--I think that is their only shot at qualification for HSNCT. I think they want to attend, but got caught by surprise by the field closing.
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

I was thinking along similar lines. I was thinking one would just crack the top 10. And 2 or 3 making the top 20. It wouldn't surprise me to see around 5 teams make the second day.
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Bulldog Invit. (3/3/07) at PL Dunbar Lexington, KY
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Yeah. For Varsity NAQT events the top 15% (rounding up to the next whole number) are qualified for nationals. With 21 teams (I believe it was 21) in the varsity, the top 4 (3.15 rounded up) teams qualified.
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

My prediction on who will make it to the quarter finals (in order of the bracket, starting with the top left): Simon Kenton Johnson Central Paul L. Dunbar Danville/Central Hardin duPont Manual Mad. N-Hopkins Daviess Co. Russell This is just how I see things at the moment. I've heard of the potential...
by mentalchocolate
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

We got stuck in the bottom left :roll: . Besides seeing Rachel Beckman at camp, I have no idea what Danville is like. And of course Dunbar is always great. Any predictions for state Governor's Cup? :wink:
by mentalchocolate
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

So how'd regions go for everyone? Also, does anyone know if there will be round robin instead of single elim at state?
by mentalchocolate
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14410

aestheteboy wrote:
Youse Da Force wrote:Trickster god- Loki
There are more than one trickster god that gets asked about.
True, but when phrased "trickster god", it almost exclusively refers to Loki. If it simply says "trickster", it leaves the realm of possibly open to Anansi or the coyote and perhaps a few others.
by mentalchocolate
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14410

Finnish composer..... Jean Sibelius every time That applies to many narrow country-occupation relationships: Danish physicist, Danish explorer, Danish astronomer, Polish astronomer, Norwegian playwright, Egyptian author, Chilean poet, Cuban (and Iraqi, Korean, Chilean, etc.) dictator, etc. These ar...
by mentalchocolate
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

Red_Shift said: Central Hardin - very streaky and capable of knocking off good teams I'm glad were finally getting some recognition. I must agree; at the moment we are quite streaky. We played well against Dunbar (although, Papa was not there), but we played maybe our worst match of the tournament a...
by mentalchocolate
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44352

Dorman is definitely the best team I have seen this year. But, I have not seen any of the MD/DC teams...yet.
by mentalchocolate
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Embarrassing Answers/powers
Replies: 15
Views: 6794

I've officially been a Lutheran for too long...I recognized the 95 Theses between the 2nd and 3rd sentences of it (not sure where they fall in the actual document). I've never actually read the Theses. I know what you mean... I think I have hit every Martin Luther question (tournament or practice) ...
by mentalchocolate
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

swwFCqb, you cannot post about NAQT questions before the end of the year. I'm sure this is an inadvertent mistake. MOD see above ^^^^ But in practice: Correct Answer: Anne Frank Answer Given: Adolph Hitler The first clue talked about being in hiding toward the end of WWII, but the pure irony of the ...
by mentalchocolate
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

Eastern is a pretty descent team. Out of the KY teams I have seen so far, I would have to say Johnson Central was the strongest and in a close second Madisionville North-Hopkins. I havn't seen Manual or Dunbar. Anybody have info on NAQT states this year?
by mentalchocolate
Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

A few weeks back in practice:

Wrong: George W. Bush
Right: Osama bin Laden
by mentalchocolate
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Tournament in Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 7017

That is interesting. I had wondered how they would attempt to overcome the language barrier. I think it would be great to attempt to increase international competition. I understand the costs and logistics would be a huge hurdle, but how much has this really looked into it? Does anyone know whether ...
by mentalchocolate
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 15090

Central Hardin HS (KY) will hold an NAQT tournament on October 21 (the first day Missouri teams are elgible for competition) and it is 185 "air miles" from the Missouri border. Any tournaments at Louisville open to out of state teams are within range also. Lexington is quite close to that 250 mile r...
by mentalchocolate
Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61790

[quote=ericblair] on a similar note, i think the reason why KAAC tends to stick with the quick recall format is because it can get pretty intense. while i like the ACF style more than any other format, the quick recall format tends to impress onlookers, especially parents, much more when they see th...
by mentalchocolate
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10800

We do about 10-12 Varsity per year and since our team is not so huge we do only about 7-8"B-Team/JV" tournaments. We also have a league for Varsity, JV, and Freshmen that does 10 games or the equivalent of an extra tournament. About half of the tournaments are out of state.
by mentalchocolate
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132002

Tanganyika Victoria 3-4 West Coast Offense J.P. Morgan Carnegie Funeral March Requiem Belarus Ukraine Wow...I think we answered 3/5 with the 2nd answer mentioned. The other 2 we got right, but I do think (although I may be a bit biased since I got the question correct) that the wording for the "3-4...
by mentalchocolate
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer malfunctions
Replies: 29
Views: 12128

In a tournament this year I was quite sure I was the first player buzzing and nearly a second later I here a buzzer go off and it is that of the other team. Sometimes a moderator can see this and designate the player who had been clearly buzzing first. In this case the he/she did not and proceded wi...
by mentalchocolate
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24363

I know this year Russell won the Govenor's cup in Kentucky, but I have never seen them in an out of state tournament. I am not sure why... With Mr. Knupp's coaching ability, the talent of the students, and support of the school I believe Russell may be a national contender next year. Back on topic.....
by mentalchocolate
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9788

I personally do not like the element of randomness. I felt I did very well on the pre-test, but I was not selected for the next round. I wonder what the odds of being drawn are even if you pass the set score and also what the set score is on a 50 question test. I'm sure many great players weren't se...
by mentalchocolate
Thu May 04, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16785

Central Hardin High School's tournaments (near Elizabethtown, Kentucky) will be held on September 30.
by mentalchocolate
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Representatives and All-State Teams
Replies: 33
Views: 15183

The champion of the Kentucky Govenor's Cup is sent as the representative. Russell won, but I believe they have chosen not to attend. I do not know who (if any) will replace them.
by mentalchocolate
Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals: Who's the George Mason?
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

I believe McQuaid from New York may be a surprising team. In the MITBAT tournament they handed our team the largest loss we have sustained this season and eventually defeated Georgetown to win the tournament. They impressed me when we played them, but since I have only seen them once I cannot testif...
by mentalchocolate
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May 13 Midwest Championship (at Culver Academies, IN)
Replies: 6
Views: 3283

any tentative schedule yet?
by mentalchocolate
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What constutes good quiz bowl?
Replies: 32
Views: 13588

I believe legitament facts can be found in video games especially mythology related. The only starter on my team who has not taken a course myths and legends never seizes to surprise us by getting nearly half of the mythology questions, because he can recognize an obscure reference that he had heard...
by mentalchocolate
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Stratagies
Replies: 8
Views: 4312

what you need to do is practice. i can't give you any exact methods to speed up, but practicing a type of problem and being able to recognize shortcuts immeadiately through experience is the best way to speed up. common things thats may come up in middle school or freshmen levels, which you can writ...
by mentalchocolate
Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teen Jeopardy Tryouts at NAQT
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

congrats
by mentalchocolate
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teen Jeopardy Tryouts at NAQT
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Papa,
I saw you on the Teen Jeopardy, but I do not recall how you placed...does anyone know?
by mentalchocolate
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

after hearing "Vishnu Temple"...

Me: India
Correct: Grand Canyon

what makes it even worse is i was at the Grand Canyon winter break...
by mentalchocolate
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69769

Today in practice...
Q: Well, George [buzz]
Me: Sir Edmund Hillary
by mentalchocolate
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

Me: The swan is dying
Correct: The swan is infertile
...then i continued to argue with my team that it was virtually the same. Perhaps I need to start a Darwin award thread, but perhaps it would be better if i didn't
by mentalchocolate
Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69769

I thought the Bengals last winning record was in 1990? Oh well. Chad Johnson rules.
1990 was the Bengals last winning season (9-7) although in 2003 and 2004 they were 8-8, but in 1988 was the last time they reached the superbowl when they had a 12-4 regular season record.
by mentalchocolate
Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

Wrong: O.J. Simpson
Right: Patrick Henry
enough said...
by mentalchocolate
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT
Replies: 16
Views: 6897

normally kentucky just goes by Govenor's cup, but I did see a Kentucky State NAQT championship scheduled for Spring '06 and I don't know anything more about it.
by mentalchocolate
Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT High School Math Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7376

I believe the type of math questions are done well by NAQT although I would also like some calculus to be added...saying that it is very tough to create questions that have an equal oppurtunity of being powered as any other subject, but also not to exceding easy. Some trig questions allow for the pl...
by mentalchocolate
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2005-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 14273

I believe it depends so much on the questions...I believe Dunbar, DuPont Manual, and Danville have the best depth of knowledge...although I haven't seen Russell yet. Madisonville North-Hopkins can be very good as well and I agree in the fact that Ballard could make some noise at state because they a...
by mentalchocolate
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319355

Me: Johnny Cash for Johnny Cage
by mentalchocolate
Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69769

At a prcatice a while ago


Q: "Born in Kiln...[buzz]"

Me: Brett Favre
by mentalchocolate
Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69769

I watched it and I believe it came down to the last tossup and almost every tossup was answered. It was very intense until the end.
by mentalchocolate
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69769

Imperial Germany responded to the killing of two mission...*buzz*

Me: Boxer Rebellion