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by Lawrence Simon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 6841

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I would play this depending on the weekend
by Lawrence Simon
Mon May 08, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 21799

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I will definitely be able to staff this at least.
by Lawrence Simon
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Social Science and "Other" Categories
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Social Science and "Other" Categories

I generally liked the Econ on this set for what there was. I can agree that all of it is subject matter that's come up in the Econ classes I've taken and was very much applicable for what most college students usually learn.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

Thank you to all of the teams that came out to this year's Virginia NAQT State Championship as well as the great staff that made this tournament happen. In particular the many staffers from VCU that assisted in this tournament. Congratulations to our top brackets finishers: Thomas Jefferson A in 1st...
by Lawrence Simon
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

The official NAQT policy for this is stated thusly: State Championships and Qualifiers are restricted to teams from a single state unless other arrangements have been made with NAQT at least 7 calendar days before the tournament. This is especially the case when teams don't have a state championship...
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

With 21 teams now signed up we're officially closing the field and look forward to having our whole field here in Charlottesville on Saturday!
by Lawrence Simon
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

There is still plenty of room in our field for any team wishing to register for the 19th! Please get those registrations in by emailing me at lps2wq@virginia.edu.
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

We still have plenty of space in our field for more teams so feel free to sign up!
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

Field Update as of March 14 School (teams/buzzers/staffer) Fort Defiance (1/2/0) Kettle Run (1/1/1) Western Albemarle (1/2/0) Cave Spring (3/2/0) Maggie Walker (3/1/0) Robinson (2/2/1) West Point (1/1/0) Home School Out of the Box (2/0/0) Thomas Jefferson (3/2/0) Edison (1/1/0) Quince Orchard (1/1/0...
by Lawrence Simon
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6134

Re: Virginia NAQT States @ UVa (3/19/16)

For those interested the UVA Quizbowl team would like to hold tryouts for a Virginia NASAT team during lunch at this event if there is enough interest from those attending. If you're interested feel free to message me along with the names of any other teammates that might be interested in trying out...
by Lawrence Simon
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 44746

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Crazyflight wrote:
Stefan HSQBRankovich wrote:Yeah but I thought I heard something about her changing schools.

Also need help with http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/25 ... etail/#t18
I'm fairly certain that, of the people on that team, only Tara graduated.
This is correct.
by Lawrence Simon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9702

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

While playing on A-sets does allow good teams to split and qualify numerous teams for Nationals, I think in terms of self-regulation a big aspect that should be taken into account for teams that can be ranking 7-3 at HSNCT is their own amusement and sense of reward becoming diminished. What I mean i...
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD/VA/DC Area Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3544

MD/VA/DC Area Discussion 2015-2016

After another great year on the DMV circuit, maybe the best since I've been playing, it's sad for me to consider all of the talent from our area that's graduated. Still, having seen all of the talent that was on the circuit this past year, I'm also very excited to see how the circuit plays out for t...
by Lawrence Simon
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 35184

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Unfortunately due to a number of problems, Maryland will no longer be attending this year's NASAT. I'm sure it will be enjoyable for everyone who attends though!
by Lawrence Simon
Tue May 19, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

I just took a quick look at the rankings from this year and the past two years and this is not only the most teams our area has had in the Top 10 since I've been in high school, but it's also the most we've ever had in the Top 50, that number being 8. I think that this proves that this year's teams,...
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122504

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I used to write for the Alternative History wiki after I got into Harry Turtledove novels in middle school and the several years I spent writing for it has definitely helped me, especially with my knowledge of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 20823

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be attending the University of Virginia and will likely try my hand at college quizbowl.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

So is this still happening on May 9th?
by Lawrence Simon
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

We played them at the only HSAPQ Regionals that I was aware of in February. The tournament was attended by 6 teams who played a double round robin so we played them twice in the prelims. They ended up going 10-1, losing to us once in the prelims before beating us in the final match. I know that the ...
by Lawrence Simon
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS V (2/21/15) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: NCIS V (2/21/15) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Will the questions you guys are writing be power-marked?
by Lawrence Simon
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The high school poll in 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5229

Re: The high school poll in 2014-2015

Will the list of those who make the poll be released before or after the poll? In the case of their names remaining undisclosed I understand the reasoning for this as well.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vermicious Knids who drop at the last minute
Replies: 19
Views: 6801

Re: Vermicious Knids who drop at the last minute

Kinda adding on to what Will was talking about: no team is going to drop a tournament, especially at the last minute, just because they think it'll be funny. Usually it's due to an emergency. For example, at the most recent VCU Winter, our main science players weren't able to go for good reasons: on...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter Tournament VII at VCU (12/06/2014; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 12
Views: 4735

Re: VCU Winter Tournament VII at VCU (12/06/2014; Richmond,

We at QO would like to thank VCU for running an excellent and efficient tournament. This was QO's first time attending a VCU tournament, at least as far as I remember, and we certainly enjoyed playing against such a great mix of teams, especially those from outside our usual area of competition. Hop...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

In a slight paraphrase of Professor Samuel Oak: "There's a time and place for this argument, but it's not here."
by Lawrence Simon
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Flashcarding
Replies: 15
Views: 6188

Re: Flashcarding

I personally used a great deal of flashcards as a sophomore and a little bit as a junior for basic list recognition on works of lit, art, and music and their associated writers, artists, and composers. While this is very good for name recognition and get buzzes when it name-drops a work, as question...
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

I think that you bring up a very real trend in regional quiz bowl Vasa. As for Maryland competitions the only really consistently occurring one has been the Centennial Invitational, which began at 54 teams in 2011, 66 in 2012, 72 in 2013, and 81 in 2014, which shows a steady, and overall sizable inc...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

Alright with the sort of rush one can only get from finishing an AP Euro paper, for some reason I felt like returning to this thread. I think that, even though this year has hardly started (I count 18 non-Nationals competitions coming up after the new year) I already can tell that this may be the be...
by Lawrence Simon
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63757

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Ulysses?"
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63757

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the entirety of the "Watchmen" and "David Fincher" tossups? I liked the trash at this competition as well as the general lit and art and would like to thank everyone for helping to run it!
by Lawrence Simon
Tue May 13, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

So considering APs are basically done I'll just start this up again as well: I agree with Nathan about the rankings and each of the three tiers. As for the teams next year I think that it's safe to say that Western Albemarle and Richard Montgomery will again be on top. WA returns Eric, who will some...
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Study tips for literature

So although I have never played in MSNCT, I have played on them and invitational middle school questions for practice as a freshman. My suggestion would be to look at NAQT's You Gotta Know list of authors and works and memorize them if you haven't already, as well as learning their major plot points...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 17071

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

I am rather unfortunately of the poor behavior of my school's team at this competition. Unfortunately our coach was out of town and myself and my co-captain were pre-occupied with other events which we could not avoid. I am extremely sorry if any team did not enjoy this tournament as much as they co...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

Yeah, my bad, that's definitely worth mentioning. :wink:
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

So we're a little more than half-way through the year at this point, and the DMV area is in one of its most competitive years in a while. Based on what I've seen (ie very subjective) there are three distinguishable tiers in our area: the first one, made up of RM, Western Albemarle, and Maggie Walker...
by Lawrence Simon
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more than mediocre?
Replies: 26
Views: 20433

Re: How to make a team more than mediocre?

Can I just say how hilarious it is now to look back and see that Eric considered his team "mediocre" just a year ago? My how things change, guess that shows a lot of good, hard work.
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7681

Re: Young adult literature

Having just played on half of the set 131A yesterday, I too can attest to the number of people who were unhappy with the young adult literature that appeared in the set. In the morning I counted two, possibly three, questions of the kind, out of those I found that only one was "widely" converted, ar...
by Lawrence Simon
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Musical theatre in quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Musical theatre in quiz bowl

I wasn't as much accusing anyone of conspiracy as I was just trying to open the subject up for debate, sorry if I seemed belligerent to that degree.
by Lawrence Simon
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Musical theatre in quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Musical theatre in quiz bowl

I just happened to have been listening to "I'm Not That Girl" right before the match, which happened to be the first clue in the tossup. The coincidence astounded me, the fact that I powered a Wicked questions astounded everyone else in the room.
by Lawrence Simon
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Musical theatre in quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Musical theatre in quiz bowl

Actually, come to think of it there was an Elphaba tossup at HSNCT 2013.
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Musical theatre in quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Musical theatre in quiz bowl

Not to mention Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, and Next to Normal, which have all won Pulitzer Prizes and have never come up in quiz bowl. And I'm not just talking about NAQT but sets in general, if I needed to make that clear.
by Lawrence Simon
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Musical theatre in quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Musical theatre in quiz bowl

So when I was a wee freshmen, in the spring of 2012 I first looked at NAQT's You Gotta Know List about Composers and noticed that Andrew Lloyd Webber appeared on the list twice: once for his 1986 magnum opus "Phantom of the Opera," and also for his musical "Cats." However, in my recollection of even...
by Lawrence Simon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 29941

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

Why, may I ask, was the set power-marked? Also any idea where this set will be mirrored in the DC area yet?
by Lawrence Simon
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

Really more terrified denial than doubt of any kind, I'd say. They literally came out of nowhere last year and already are on the top of the pack.
by Lawrence Simon
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

Rather interestingly RM and Maggie Walker did quite well at VCU Fall, but I seriously underestimated WA, I think they are most definitely the top team in the DC area this year, especially if they go to more tournaments than last year. I was a little underwhelmed by TJ personally, but I see great pot...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

I'd say the unimaginable amount of potential in that pairing means that for GDS the sky's the limit this year and next, and even the year after that. Though I now worry for St. Anselm's, I doubt Matt and Aidan's efforts are now all for naught but I'm not sure if we can expect anything special from t...
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

I'd like to think that whatever tournaments they go to will keep two neg prizes on hand. Just in case.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

So I guess we might be able to disqualify St. Anselm's from the mix this year considering Tajin is moving to GDS, the idea of that is terrifying.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 85057

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

I am actually a little surprised that I don't see Cave Spring up there, also Walter Johnson, but then again I don't compute statistics I just obsess when they're posted.
by Lawrence Simon
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 18512

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

I've personally found that reading trash questions before a competition gets people in the spirit but keeps things relaxed.
by Lawrence Simon
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82257

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

I feel so honored to have my team talked of so highly in these conversations! Our A team next year will be made up of four people, Henry, Sean, Emma, and I. Henry is our main science player, with lots of knowledge but still lots more to gain, he has a distinct problem of knowing too much and buzzing...