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by NLiu
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2017-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2126

Re: Indiana 2017-2018

Smaller Lius might be doing pyramidal quizbowl this fall, for Saint Joseph.
by NLiu
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2015-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: Indiana 2015-2016

At the conclusion of the last in-state tournament, Rotary, it's time for final in-state rankings. 1. Saint Joseph With a win at NAQT State, Saint Joseph narrowly maintains its hold on the top spot. Steve Benchik, Love Osunnuga, and Reed Oei have proven to be a solid one-two-three combination, althou...
by NLiu
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

Unfortunately, most of these so-called "ghosts" are still alive and well if you go to (Southern) Indiana
by NLiu
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2015-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: Indiana 2015-2016

Darn it, I liked that kid. He buzzed with imagination.
by NLiu
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Location of Powermarks
Replies: 7
Views: 5530

Location of Powermarks

This is just a thought I had one day; not sure whether it's just totally ridiculous or not really relevant or whatever. If you look at powermarked quizbowl questions, they're all marked so that the powers make sense if you're reading or were writing the question; e.g. the power cuts off at the cruci...
by NLiu
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2015-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Indiana 2015-2016

Don't know if there's anyone in Indiana left on these forums, but here's the scant news on this state this year. I'm not sure what exactly has happened to Culver's program, or what will happen (they didn't attend Nationals for the second consecutive year), but Rotary may have a new host this year. I...
by NLiu
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (BISB)
Replies: 25
Views: 9776

Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (B

Saint Joseph's (IN) will be attending this tournament.
by NLiu
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (BISB)
Replies: 25
Views: 9776

Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (B

Saint Joseph (IN) expresses definite interest for 1 team and can bring 1 buzzer. My coach should also be contacting you shortly.
by NLiu
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (BISB)
Replies: 25
Views: 9776

Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/22/2014 (B

a team that may or may not be affiliated with St. Joseph's, IN expresses interest
by NLiu
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH
Replies: 23
Views: 5416

Re: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH

St. Joseph (IN) expresses interest for 1 team
by NLiu
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)
Replies: 22
Views: 8026

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror @ Michigan (August 10)

Me and two to three teammates are very interested
by NLiu
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 33202

Re: Illinois '14-'15

Idk if i'm exactly qualified to post on this thread, but I'm going to justify it with the fact that my team attends three times as many tournaments in your state as in our own. Feel free to tear these projections apart... 1. Auburn. I don't think there's much to discuss here; Evan and Cole are both ...
by NLiu
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 19286

Re: 2014 NASAT Discussion

I feel as if there were several answers that were re-used twice, often in the course of the same packet or even the same half; the Richard Wright that came up twice in the second half of the first packet was the most glaring example in my mind. The clues for both were different, so I'm not sure if i...
by NLiu
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 33202

Re: Illinois '14-'15

Saint Joseph (IN) will continue to attend as many Chicago area tournaments as possible, although given that we don't really have a team this year it's more likely that you'll be seeing "The Academy of Carpentry"/me playing solo
by NLiu
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 53171

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Team Indiana really enjoyed this tournament; the set was well-written overall, and the camaraderie, gameplay, and level of competition exhibited throughout were really fun and excellent.
by NLiu
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Get Better at Science
Replies: 8
Views: 7565

How to Get Better at Science

This is a question that's plagued me for a long time because as opposed to the other two "Big Three" categories, Lit and History, the subcategories of Science seem to cover so much more different ground; Chemistry and Physics are a lot different then, say, European and World History, or Brit vs. Ame...
by NLiu
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2014-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Indiana 2014-2015

Since I'm bored and at the NASAT right now, I suppose it's time to continue this discussion about the somewhat relevant but weakening state in Indiana. We're still a state heavily immersed in Chip, other irrelevant formats, and highly-modified or watered-down nonstandard NAQT questions. Phil Blessma...
by NLiu
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?
Replies: 15
Views: 6077

Re: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?

As previously mentioned, plays and short stories are fast reads and still comprise relative knowledge. I'd only add to the above list what some have potentially implied already: that, if you do choose to read a novel (which can take some time), look up the author in question in quizbowldb or quinter...
by NLiu
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6617

Re: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014

Saint Joseph High School really enjoyed this tournament. As previously noted, this year's BHSAT was excellent and very fun to play, and I personally found the competition and the skill level of the field a very fun and difficult experience (in a good way).
by NLiu
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Rebuilding a Squad and Dealing with an Ability Gap
Replies: 2
Views: 2801

Rebuilding a Squad and Dealing with an Ability Gap

While my school (St. Joseph's IN) does not exactly qualify as a "new" team, we have have only been seriously getting into pyramidal quiz bowl and experiencing some success for the past few years. Nevertheless, I believe that this question is rather pertinent to many who do not have well-established ...
by NLiu
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7969

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

With the conclusion of Rotary (the last real quizbowl tournament going on in-state) I believe we'll wrap this thread up with a recap of the season. Good things: more teams continued to become exposed to good questions, with record attendance at the Kickoff this year and both St. Joe and Culver swear...
by NLiu
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7969

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

in any case I think Fishers High School may have something to say about the "undefeated" part...
by NLiu
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7969

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

As we reach (roughly) the half-way point of the season for most teams, I'd like to revisit and recap what's been going down in state. Firstly, I'd like to thank Mr. Keister at North White for hosting the Kickoff--we had a record attendance with many new teams on good questions, which is always good ...
by NLiu
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Current Events

It's a relatively straightforward question to ask, but what are recommended methods for learning current events (more specifically the types of Current Events and Current Events clues that arise in NAQT IS-set level tournaments? I have been told by various individuals to just "pay more attention to ...
by NLiu
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 2853

Re: Question-specific Discussion

Is it possible to put the text of the "prices" tossup in round 5 up? I believe that after the first clue (Shoe-leather costs), "inflation" should still be an acceptable or at least promptable answer.
by NLiu
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FKT Mirror at Saint Joseph High School (IN)
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

FKT Mirror at Saint Joseph High School (IN)

Saint Joseph High School of South Bend, IN will be mirroring the fifth annual Fall Kickoff Tournament on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. The tournament will be played on the tossup/bonus FKT set that is produced by Ohio coaches and alumni. The format will be a full round-robin, although if the field e...
by NLiu
Thu May 30, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7969

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

Now I'll go ahead and beg to differ with the rankings posted by Davide. 1. Culver I'll simply quote from recent history: His freshman year, Andrew Van Duyn averaged 40 ppg. His sophomore year, he averaged nearly 80 ppg. His junior year, Adam Freymiller scored an average of 15 ppg. His senior year, h...
by NLiu
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6070

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

As we look forward to next year's rankings I would like to project (at least in-state): Culver Harrison St. Joe's As Nick has stated Muriel, John, and Daniel are 3 young players whom Coach Blessman has managed to gather and convinced to specialize and actually improve. They already play very evenly ...
by NLiu
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: St. Joseph High School Middle School Invitational
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: St. Joseph High School Middle School Invitational

Field Update (as of 3/21/13):

Barrington-Station A
Barrington-Station B
St. Joseph-South Bend A
St. Joseph-South Bend B
St. Pius A
by NLiu
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 Indiana MS Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Re: 2013 Indiana MS Tournament

There is now a separate thread for this tournament here: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14254
by NLiu
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: St. Joseph High School Middle School Invitational
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

St. Joseph High School Middle School Invitational

St. Joseph High School of South Bend, Indiana is proud to host Indiana's first pyramidal middle school quiz bowl tournament! The tournament will be held on April 6th, using NAQT set MS-06. There is currently a field limit of 20 teams. Right now we are looking at a full round-robin with an advantaged...
by NLiu
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 27139

Re: Buzzer systems

Frankly, I believe that the plain old daisy-chain system, without large fancy lights, meshes of wires and countless adapters, each of which has a high likelihood of malfunctioning, is the best option. After all, we aren't a game show here--anything that adequately signals the first player to buzz in...
by NLiu
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feb.2 Culver Academies (IN) V and FS Tourneys (IS124/IS123A)
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

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

I will be playing frosh/soph if this field holds...
by NLiu
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6070

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Nick it's a well known fact that I will be playing only JV next year thus enabling us to win all underclass tournaments but probably not half of the NAQT ones.