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by Capitoline
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 4936

Re: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)

What time is registration?
by Capitoline
Sat May 03, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10580

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014

Props to the Maryland team for running this in a timely manner. The set was also quite entertaining.
40th Day after death wrote:We all had a great time. If anyone could email me the set, I promise not to show it to anyone else.
If this set doesn't get posted on the packet archive, I'd like a copy as well.
by Capitoline
Thu May 01, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 11959

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

I use "quizbowl" as an adjective and "quiz bowl" as a noun. This site is the Quizbowl Resource Center. I played quiz bowl.

This would seem to address both the Rose Bowl and "two-word adjectives are awkward" grammatical arguments.
by Capitoline
Thu May 01, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 17203

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I will almost certainly play at Penn.
by Capitoline
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Study American History
Replies: 21
Views: 6817

Re: How to Study American History

Textbooks for APUSH are the best way to go. If you don't have the time for this, then a Barron's or similar review guide can give you a solid overview. You can definitely earn a lot of points by learning presidential elections; I'd start with the often-tossed-up ones like 1860, 1872, 1912, etc.
by Capitoline
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5966

Re: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014

Has there been any talk of a Pennsylvania NASAT team? Missy Doll and I discussed this at some point a few months ago. Basically, the conclusion was that there weren't feasible ways to hold a tryout accessible to the whole state It would be hard to get everyone together, especially given that the on...
by Capitoline
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5966

Re: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014

Has there been any talk of a Pennsylvania NASAT team?
by Capitoline
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl: The Esoteric Subjects, Deportment, et al
Replies: 33
Views: 11406

Re: Quiz Bowl: The Esoteric Subjects, Deportment, et al

I agree completely with your thoughts on quizbowl sportsmanship. With regard to World Lit and more obscure RMP topics, I agree that their distributions should be reduced in regular-season sets relative to Nationals, but I'm not sure by how much. Since the amount of this material that students are ex...
by Capitoline
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15232

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

EBAcademicTeam wrote:One thing I'd very much like to see in the future is examining generalist v. specialist situations.
This. Also, I could definitely talk about the PA circuit if needed.
by Capitoline
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15232

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Einhard wrote:Apologies for the unedited part, that has been taken care of now and the podcast can be found here! Comments are very very welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/xkcdlover1/high- ... -podcast-1
I think this podcast is a great idea! Do you know what topics you'll talk about in future episodes?
by Capitoline
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
Replies: 46
Views: 10650

Re: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA

It may also be noteworthy that there will be a History Bowl at Seton Hall on January 18th, which could fatigue teams/coaches.
by Capitoline
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5237

Re: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)

Charter B defeated Charter A in the finals 315-220, and Oakland Mills defeated Livingston A to take third, by a score of 330-320. Congratulations to these teams, and thanks to everyone for coming out! Stats will be up sometime in the near future.
by Capitoline
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 45
Views: 18101

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

Bad Boy Bill wrote: Round 8: Henderson A v. Phoenixville A
Round 9: Thomas Jefferson B v. Phoenixville A
Phoenixville A won both of these matches, though I'm not exactly sure about scores.
by Capitoline
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "A" Team and "B" Team Distribution: Where to Put Your Eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: "A" Team and "B" Team Distribution: Where to Put Your Eggs

This year is our team's first year in participating at independent tournaments. I have a total of 9 students, distributed as thus: 3 leading, very good players, 3 good supporting players, and 3 newbies. I'm aiming to do two teams at the tournaments, but I would like to ask how I should distribute t...
by Capitoline
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament- 1/11/14
Replies: 29
Views: 8410

Re: Scarsdale Tournament- 1/11/14

Phoenixville would like to bring 2 teams and no buzzers or moderators.
by Capitoline
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5237

Re: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)

PopThatFeist wrote:Please update the field :grin:
The Charter School of Wilmington is listed as "Wilmington Charter," sorry for the confusion.
by Capitoline
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21810

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

If I remember correctly, Phoenixville A had 20.2 PPB in the Prelims. Unfortunately, I lost my notebook at lunch, so I'm not sure about the playoffs. I do hope Princeton is able to post stats eventually.
by Capitoline
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7443

Re: Distribution

Last year, I felt like there was way too much geography and science, and I felt there wasn't enough literature (but I am biased because that is my specialty). Now this year after reading some packets, I feel that there is a lot of current events, pop culture, and trash lit. I'm curious to know how ...
by Capitoline
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 21810

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Weighted Companion Cube wrote:DCC wins in finals 320-265.
Congrats to DCC, as well as everyone else who endured this tournament.
by Capitoline
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get to the next level?
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: How to get to the next level?

Welcome Ryan, I too can attest to the often-frustrating nature of the PA State Academic Competition. Questions lacking pronunciation aids, the absence of an option to prompt on a partial or incomplete answer, and the obligatory 2-3 trick questions per match (once I was negged for saying "Locke" on a...
by Capitoline
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 18368

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

I usually just stare at the wall and go to the toilet. :grin: . By going to toilet, I eliminate the concern of have sudden bladder need, which means less concern, better mood. I also loves to walk around. My friend? They talk about something naughty. No need to mention which naughty topic. I read t...
by Capitoline
Wed May 29, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ideal Question Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 4077

Re: Ideal Question Distribution

I don't think there should be more questions about math than the central sciences.
by Capitoline
Sun May 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 53493

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I would like to praise the writer of the Joe DiMaggio hitting streak tossup; it was a nice change from the typical "this franchise" sports questions. Overall, I thought the set was very well written, and I was pleased with the quality of moderators.
by Capitoline
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Your "real" A-team
Replies: 23
Views: 4143

Re: Your "real" A-team

If standings replaced the current rankings system, I certainly think teams would try to do well in them and trumpet their rank, more so than they do now. This is because standings are more concrete than rankings, which are estimates of a team's "full strength". To me, "full strength" means very litt...
by Capitoline
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153490

Re: ProtoBowl

Lobby does have merit . . . To be sure, it's absolutely nuts at times, and has attracted many less-than-ideal users, but there's certainly a not-so-very fine line between saying the app harbors hate speech and is bound to give the quizbowl community a bad rap and feeding and/or joining the trolls. ...
by Capitoline
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153490

Re: ProtoBowl

The lobby is terrible... I've found it valuable simply because I can get a continuous stream of science, instead of having to open a new packet every 4 questions. That's made my practice far more efficient. And, if you're not out to use it to learn things, and just want to compete, there's nothing ...
by Capitoline
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which tiebreaker: PPG or PPB?
Replies: 18
Views: 4566

Re: Which tiebreaker: PPG or PPB?

2) Insofar as powering questions is a strategic choice, that choice should absolutely be taken into account in seeding and ranking teams. I think powers (if they have to be used at all in seeding) should only be taken into account in the form of power/neg ratio. Otherwise, a team with average knowl...
by Capitoline
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which tiebreaker: PPG or PPB?
Replies: 18
Views: 4566

Re: Which tiebreaker: PPG or PPB?

I have always thought PPB and then # of Powers should be the tiebreaker. PPB because it is often considered to be the standard in determining team ranking, etc. To me it just seems more optimal because it is not strength of competition based. If the PPB is close though then # of Powers should be us...