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by tktennis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 15480

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

For what it's worth, he did use that Daniel Boone question this year. Word for word. My team wouldn't stop joking about it, and it makes it all the better that he lifted the clue from his own writings. (There was also another clue, one I won a game on for us, that was clearly word for word lifted fr...
by tktennis
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32480

Re: Alabama 2015-16

All State Qualifiers and Wildcards are up: http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/RegionalandStateQualifiers.html Trent - let us know if Bayside is going to make it. If you're not, it will have major implications for the pools. My coach just locked it in today! We will be able to attend ASCAs!! I can't wait ...
by tktennis
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32480

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Big congratulations to Springwood, who just won the AISA state championships. They beat us in the finals on the final tossup. Venu Reddy won top scorer (according to TD, I placed second, but there wasn't an official second place so take it with a grain of salt.) Hopefully our coach is gonna let us a...
by tktennis
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10601

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Hey! Just wanted to mention that if you guys at Tulane wanted to play another tournament like this out, I'll defo make sure to get there and bring a team. Please let us know if you're ever doing anything like this!
by tktennis
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 105521

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I just now realized that quinterest is not only the best thing that has ever happened to my packet study, but it's also the best thing to happen to my academic career. I just did all of the research for my psychology final paper in under a day because, by typing in "Stanley Milgram" to Quinterest I ...
by tktennis
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32480

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Not entirely sure where to put this, but, while Bayside Academy hasn't gotten the chance to play the top teams yet, we're putting up some serious numbers at the start of the season. So far in High School play (on NAQT questions) we're undefeated and averaging 430 PPG as a team. Yes, this is A set, b...
by tktennis
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 11
Views: 9837

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I am a relatively new question writer, working high school and middle school questions. I've been working very hard on History Olympiad and have been getting good responses with my writing. I definitely want to be working on more sets, so please let me know if there is work I can do! I am also somew...
by tktennis
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: South Alabama Summer Practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: South Alabama Summer Practice?

Trent, you should absolutely consider coming up to Tuscaloosa for ACE Camp this summer. With the level of interest you've expressed here in improving your team, you would be someone who could really benefit from the high-intensity study it offers. See http://www.aceqb.com for details. I would reall...
by tktennis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 24558

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:I'll be going down to Auburn to pursue my PharmD in the fall. I wouldn't mind playing a tournament or two. Roll tide!
As someone who has at least done undergrad in Alabama, you should know that you just committed the cardinal sin of a Roll Tide about Auburn. For shame
by tktennis
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Visually displaying questions with programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 3768

Re: Visually displaying questions with programs?

Personally, as a high school player who doesn't have near enough qb experience to say this (4-5 years total), I think this would take out a satisfying, personified aspect of quizbowl. I can't explain it as much as aesthetically I feel like this would lose a connection that makes the game intimate. W...
by tktennis
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: South Alabama Summer Practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

South Alabama Summer Practice?

Hey boards! I happen to have a set of buzzers for the summer that my school has graciously let me borrow, and I am looking for people who would be interested in setting up buzzers some times this summer. We can just practice, play our own questions, or even play tournaments with each other if we get...
by tktennis
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How hard would it be to start a team at my high school?
Replies: 11
Views: 7805

Re: How hard would it be to start a team at my high school?

My school has about 250 members of its high school (liberally estimating), and I have been very involved in a few of our academic teams. I captain our quiz bowl team and started up our debate team, and I've found a few things really help getting members on board. 1. School absences! - While searchin...
by tktennis
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3487

Re: Quizbowl Book

Sounds good to me, Eric; makes a lot of sense.

On that note, are you taking pre-orders?
by tktennis
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3487

Re: Quizbowl Book

If it means anything, while I and many far-more-versed members of the community would certainly read the quizbowl book, it might not be the way to reach the largest amount of people. Instead, a tasteful, accessible documentary would be much easier to watch. Debate organizations are currently trying ...
by tktennis
Sun May 31, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 10958

Re: 2015 nAC

So, there was a question today: On a standard computer keyboard, this number is located below the dollar sign-- *BUZZ* I don't even want to know what the the rest of that question was... Also, - A texas team got two tossups- one in first quarter and one in 3rd- that no team outside of texas evan ha...
by tktennis
Fri May 29, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 26517

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I know I'm a little late to the party, but next year, Bayside Academy is ready to break into the top of the state scene. We had a 30-5 record this year in our league (which we won over Spanish Fort, who had won it the last few years), the Enterprise Weevil Bowl (our first major tourney - 3rd behind...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Running a Middle School Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

Running a Middle School Tournament

Hey all! So our team apparently qualified for NAQT nats in Dallas this year three times, and our coaches had never told us. This compounds the greater issue of, as with all teams, many times we are unable to make it to tournaments due to lack of funds. So, our varsity teams are wondering if we can r...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 12534

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

This varies widely from university to university. Hosting a high school or middle school tournament is usually a good fundraiser. If this means anything, we would be SUPER interested in a high school tournament, as would all the teams in the area who are always looking for opportunities to play! Al...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 10958

Re: 2015 nAC

You're from Bayside Academy, correct? I believe you said so in a different subforum. You can see here that you guys actually qualified for HSNCT: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5816 Additionally, since your league uses NAQT questions, the top teams qualify for HSNCT. N...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 26517

Re: Alabama 2014-15

By the way, because I didn't add it earlier, here is Bayside's spread: Seniors: NONE Juniors: Steele Partridge (A Team) Kennedy Jones (A Team) Maggie He (Alternate) Madison Stevens Mackenzie Ross Will Smith Sophomores: Trent Kannegieter (Captain, A Team) Wesley Thompson (A Team) Steve Chen Erin Brow...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 26517

Re: Alabama 2014-15

To facilitate the tryout process, maybe each team or school could be limited to sending one player for try outs. This is a poor idea -- what happens if 1 school has more than 1 player who should be on a NASAT team? This is very common in many states. My concern with the all star teams would be find...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15081

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

In SoCal, every tournament still has food in the morning. Sweet, sweet Costco blueberry muffins... Somebody needs to make this a national thing again, ASAP. In South Alabama, there's a LUXURIOUS tournament where they go all out, with a selection of meats and preservatives within biscuits, cinnamon ...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 26517

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I know I'm a little late to the party, but next year, Bayside Academy is ready to break into the top of the state scene. We had a 30-5 record this year in our league (which we won over Spanish Fort, who had won it the last few years), the Enterprise Weevil Bowl (our first major tourney - 3rd behind ...
by tktennis
Thu May 28, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 10958

Re: 2015 nAC

Okay so my team just finished the New Orleans NAC, and first off, congrats to Lusher! They took us out in the quarterfinals. (For the record, we were leading until 60 second round, and then we got a physics category and our world fell apart... hehe.) Anyway, I am new to the boards, but as the team c...