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by bajaj
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Science
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: NASAT Science

This was the tossup on amyloid beta, which was certainly one of my harder answerlines: Are you kidding? There's no way this answerline comes close to ACF Regionals difficulty, and this choice of answerline robbed 90% of people with decent knowledge of Alzheimer's disease. This answerline was diffic...
by bajaj
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2793

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could someone post the tossup on archery? I was curious about the first clue used before the description of Ekalavya in the second line.
by bajaj
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12349

Re: NSC 2016 Set Discussion

The set will be up on the packet archive in <24 hours, so this is the first and last question-posting request I'm taking. Glad you liked the tossup! Inspired by Aidan's and Rob's writing philosophies in previous NSCs, I wrote a number of tossups that approached important plot points and symbols fro...
by bajaj
Mon May 30, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 58339

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the glomeruli tossup? It seemed fairly difficult.
by bajaj
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 17076

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I will be going to Brown in the fall and hope to play/staff.
by bajaj
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11274

Re: IHSA 2016

There was some confusion over this when we played, but did the Markov chains bonus really just have "matrix" as one of its parts? Harrison said transition matrix given what the bonus part stated, but it was ultimately decided that "matrix" was the only acceptable answer.
by bajaj
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30095

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Two Illinois teams in the Morlan preseason top 25: Hinsdale (2) and Barrington (9).

http://hsqbrank.com/2015/08/24/2015-preseason-top-25/
by bajaj
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]
Replies: 11
Views: 6546

Re: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th

This tournament will be 4v4. An email regarding tournament structure and format will be sent out closer to the tournament date.
by bajaj
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30095

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Likewise, Hinsdale's official history bowl team will avenge its loss against James Zhou, carried of course by Ankush Bajaj, a player with deep history knowledge. Sunny Chen will most likely stop studying quiz bowl to fully dedicate himself to TEAMS. This is actually untrue. Sunny and I are now dedi...
by bajaj
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30095

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

What are people's hopes/predictions for the Illinois quizbowl circuit this coming year?
by bajaj
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 30889

Re: New England 2014-2015

Good job to Lexington for beating 2 out of the top 4 teams at this year's HSNCT.
by bajaj
Mon May 25, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Packet Study
Replies: 5
Views: 3139

Re: Packet Study

Wikipedia isn't the worst resource to use in terms of supplementing what you glean from Quinterest and adding a bit more context to clues (assuming deeper levels of study aren't viable because of time crunches).
by bajaj
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 32688

Re: Illinois '14-'15

I can't officially reserve rooms until Spring Quarter starts (beginning of April), but I've heard enough interest from people that I'm open to either running Midwest/Prison Bowl across a whole weekend, but would rather just run one of the tournaments on a Saturday unless I'm certain I can get enoug...
by bajaj
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4549

Re: IHSA 2015

The RWE essay clue in the firstline is almost as bad as the "Romanian sculptor" clue used to lead into a TU about Brancusi last year. It's good to see that the set has made such groundbreaking improvement.