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by PaladinQB
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!

Could you send me an example round? I haven't written a set in a while, but I might be interested in submitting a bid for this. You can send the example packet to: henrytl@marshallk12.org Lee: We're trying to figure out what we can/should send you that best reflects what we want. You (and the other...
by PaladinQB
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!

BGSO wrote:The OAC format kind of sucks...
Believe me when I tell you that it sucks more when the questions are terrible. We're trying to find some that aren't.
by PaladinQB
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Ohio Academic Competition -- bid on our set!

Mods: I'm not sure where this goes; please move it if it's not here. Here's the announcement. The difficulty we're going for here is roughly NAQT IS; you should err on the side of easier for Regionals and harder for States. If you have any questions feel free to ask Cathy, myself (brian at briansax...
by PaladinQB
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 32273

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

"We have been going to Nationals in Chicago with the ----. Your tournament is so much better and more organized. We have now attended 3 different Nationals and none compare to the quality of your tournament organization and READERS!!!!" --Rae Gambler, Defiance High School [name of other tournament ...
by PaladinQB
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16946

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

DumbJaques wrote:If games are missing, I have all the stats for my team.
I'll probably get this tomorrow. I will send you the files for posting, Jerry, and Chris -- if you have the info about which packet was played which round, I'll enable the round reporting.
by PaladinQB
Tue May 26, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16946

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

Did someone enter in the stats for this thing? I'd be very excited to see them. Also, if someone could post the packets I'd be eternally grateful. Brian Saxton was entering them. I have the stats, although as they sit I was missing a couple of rounds. I have the scoresheets so I'll see if I have th...
by PaladinQB
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids

We would love to register but still have not gotten word one way or the other whether we are a wildcard or not. Hello: I am pleased to inform you that PACE has accepted your bid to enter the 2009 NSC. I’ll be contacting you shortly with more particulars but I wanted to give you the good news as soo...
by PaladinQB
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids

I sent an e-mail to Brian on the 1st with all our info, and he said that we probably wouldn't have to fill out an application since i had a pretty detailed e-mail with everything in it already. But if you'd like us to, i'd be more than happy to do it anyway. Don't worry about it -- if we have speci...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl WPA
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Quizbowl WPA

So, I was thinking this morning about whether it would be possible to isolate the effects of specific game actions (say, getting a 10 or -5, or 30ing a bonus) on a team's eventual chances of winning a game. My first thought is that if you were simply to run a regression on a whole bunch of data from...
by PaladinQB
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

Re: From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)

PaladinQB wrote:At some point in the relative near future I'll post stats
That point has arrived; stats are here.

Questions will be sent to Chris Carter pretty soon and I'll stick a link in the thread when they're posted.

bms
by PaladinQB
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)

quantumfootball wrote:a)the tournament is double elimination
I am not authorized to speak on behalf of the tournament directors, but I will do so to note that this tournament will not be double elimination. It will quite possibly be over by 4:30, though.
by PaladinQB
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

Re: From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)

Quick results: Shady Side Academy went undefeated to win FHtE, and Northmont A finished 2nd. Joining them in the top bracket were Fisher Catholic and St. Charles A. St. Charles IV went undefeated in the JV bracket; Tipp II finished 2nd. At some point in the relative near future I'll post stats and t...
by PaladinQB
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 15728

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Matt Weiner wrote:
BuzzerZen wrote:who is this Manny
He is cooking baseballs on a grill in left center as we speak.
No he isn't, he's making soup on the food tv.
by PaladinQB
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Masterplots?
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Masterplots?

Through the University of Illinois, I have access to Magill OnLiterature, which incorporates Masterplots, as well as a laundry list of other texts, and find it very useful for questions. I heartily endorse this product or service. If RPI does not offer access to Magill (as Ohio State does not), che...
by PaladinQB
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

From Here to Eternity: Columbus, OH (1/24/2009)

Ladies and gentlemen: Now that I have successfully reserved rooms, I can finally announce the long-rumored January tournament at Ohio State! From Here to Eternity: A High School Academic Experience will be held on January 24th, 2009 on the beautiful campus of The Ohio State University. The tournamen...
by PaladinQB
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4939

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 11/22/2008

Mmm... Isn't that kind of close to Pennsylvania? I don't know -- the only active schools I can think of within an 8 hour drive of Philly that would be closer to Bloomington would be us and (just barely) CWRU. For lots of reasons I doubt Penn Bowl is going to happen for us so I, for one, welcome thi...
by PaladinQB
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6316

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)

So, I'm speaking way out of turn on this maybe, but I was wondering if there was any chance that this could be moved to the 11th. I think some teams that would be interested in this are going to the EFT mirror at Illinois on 10/4. Of course, I realize that the Wake Forest is running EFT on 10/11 and...
by PaladinQB
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5653

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

First Chairman wrote:
Deesy Does It wrote:That sounds like a horrible idea.
Well, yes it would be a horrible idea. But I wouldn't be surprised if it has happened before. :)
As far as good quizbowl doing this, I can't say.

But, OAC Regionals used to start at 1 PM, after the SAT finished.

bms
by PaladinQB
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

I hope you're able to get competent authors for this season. Anyone looking for the previous discussion of OAC from the past couple of days, click here . Thanks Fred. I would be pleased to give more information about this to interested parties -- I can be reached at brian@*NOSPAM*briansaxton.org (r...
by PaladinQB
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 56161

Re: TDB help thread

I see that the Ohio State tournament was entered twice. Is there any way to delete an entry from the database?

bms
by PaladinQB
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2713

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

IF AN APPEAL IS LOST, THE APPEALING TEAM MAY FORFEIT ITS NEXT MATCH. So, most of the rules and format look OK if a little odd, but this is just preposterous. How could this possibly be for real? When I was in high school the rule was that the appealing team forfeited its next match on any lost appe...
by PaladinQB
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

The Ohio Academic Competition is pleased to solicit bids for the 2008-2009 competition year. The successful bidder will produce 17 rounds of questions in the OAC format to be used at our 2009 Regional and State tournaments. Difficulty should be roughly “pre-nationals,” which is to say, harder than N...
by PaladinQB
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Movie of the Week 6/16-6/23: What Time Is It There?
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Movie of the Week 6/16-6/23: What Time Is It There?

AllsWellThatPosts4 wrote: but in this there didn't seem to be much going on. Ever. Even when something was going on.
Call me a Phillistine, or worse, an American, but I prefer movies where something happens.
by PaladinQB
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: new quizbowl tournament in ohio
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: new quizbowl tournament in ohio

Coming late to this thread, I think Ohio State will probably send at least one team to this if the questions aren't terrible and assuming the budget doesn't allow a trip to Minnesota Open (which, alas, it probably won't.) I am originally from that area (well, sort of) and would be up for a trip to t...
by PaladinQB
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland

Through the kind offices of Jeffrey Hill's invaluable ScoBo Tournament Central, the full results for the tournament are posted here.

Again, my compliments to the parties responsible for the tournament set, and to the teams and staff.
by PaladinQB
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland, OH.

8 teams descended on the campus of Case Western Reserve University for the first Cleveland Open, using the questions from today's Chitin Classic and ABC, as well as next week's Maryland Spring Classic and apparently a tournament at K-State two weeks hence. Accordingly, please do not discuss specific...
by PaladinQB
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 14822

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

:arminius: And why the heck is Herman the German in here as a "smilie" option? I really do think it's the coolest thing ever that he is available, but it's bizarre... I grew up 10 miles from where the statue stands... There was a protest at the 2006 NAQT ICT involving Matt Weiner and the acceptabil...
by PaladinQB
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland, OH.

hrrpg1 wrote:I would like to join this. I've been trying to reach you with no reply.
This is for Reynoldsurg High School

hgee@reyn.org
I fired off an email to you -- if you don't get it, post here again and I'll try a different address.

bms
by PaladinQB
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Distance Proofreading
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: Distance Proofreading

At the risk of repeating what's already been said in this thread, let me make this point: I honestly think that this is a solution in search of a problem, because I disagree with the assumption implicit in: Copy editing of tournament packet sets is one of those tasks that is considered to be low pri...
by PaladinQB
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland, OH.

Well as I said, at least our varsity team will be there... I recommend this tournament to all interested... even though it will be in its first year, it has a great location (CWRU), great questions and the tournament director is competent and experienced, so much so that he pulled off some ridiculo...
by PaladinQB
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

RESULTS: Cleveland Open -- April 5, 2008 @ CWRU, Cleveland

I am pleased to announce the Cleveland Open academic tournament for high school teams to take place on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in scenic Cleveland, Ohio, on April 5th. Please note that while I am a student at Cleveland State University, the tournament is not sponsored by CSU. T...
by PaladinQB
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools
Replies: 59
Views: 11423

Re: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools

*How successful is NAQT's current sale of intramural questions? I don't hear people talking about doing NAQT IMs all that much. Is there a lot of impetus to run intramurals when it's not a prerequisite for participating at the intercollegiate level, like it is with College Bowl? Assuming NAQT does ...
by PaladinQB
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8516

Re: CBI Regionals!

I just was suprised people actually cared Thanks for your congratulations, Joel--you guys played a great tournament and were, in my book, the toughest team we faced. Regarding the "people actually cared" bit--it seems that two of my three teammates had played against you in high school and as soon ...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8516

Re: CBI Regionals!

You don't at all. I just meant all that as a fun poke at you, as I was surprised to see you back playing after you made that comment to me and made it perfectly clear you were done. My good friend Paladin took it completely serious as did some others, so for that I apologize. I hope you had a good ...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8516

Re: CBI Regionals!

Joel Knight, you personally told me at HSNCT '06 that you wouldn't be playing in college because "qb was just something to do in high school..." Did the allure of playing in college (or the male need for competition) lead you to expand the horizons of KCQB? Implicit in the idea that the college sec...
by PaladinQB
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon NAQT (2/16/08) - RESULTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

24.
by PaladinQB
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon PACE - Results (2/17/08)
Replies: 9
Views: 1780

leftsaidfred wrote:How many teams were there?
24 total, I believe 20 varsity. All the teams played in the same field.
by PaladinQB
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8516

When the revolution comes, student government will be first up against the wall. Student government is composed of students; they're supposed to be stupid. The professionals of student affairs are the real miscreants in this and many other issues facing the academy. Edited to remove extraneous carr...
by PaladinQB
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8516

It was successful in the way that matters most: We had ten new players that night, several of whom did well and have expressed interest in joining our program. But Intramurals reminded me that there's still something to be said for entry-level quizbowl. The full 2007-2008 NAQT Intramural set (15 pa...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13155

u/n: PaladinQB

real name: Brian Saxton (Cleveland State)
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (4/12/08) at CWRU
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Allow me to join the chorus of "you should come to this tournament." I believe strongly that this version of GLRAC is going to be closer to the de Jesus, Chuck, and Manzuk glory days of this tournament than the relatively disappointing efforts of the past few years. A number of NE Ohio residents wit...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14012

One thing I'd like to know with regard to all the distribution questions is if NAQT makes an effort to balance the distribution of the first 20 TU's in each round? We averaged a tad over 23 TU per match and I think our experience was relatively typical. Leaving 10%+ of each game on the table could r...
by PaladinQB
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14012

The discussion of disruptive behavior and suchlike has been split from this thread and exists here.

bms
by PaladinQB
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 3144

Trash questions from Wikipedia

I have read and understand the strictures against writing academic questions using Wikipedia as a primary/only source. There are very good reasons for that which are readily apparent. I wonder, though, about the circuit's opinion on writing trash questions primarily from Wikpedia. It seems that amon...
by PaladinQB
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon Two Day Tournament Correction (2/16-17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

Bump. I'll give a field update if I get one.
by PaladinQB
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: In memoriam: Albert Whited
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

In addition to his other contributions Charlie mentioned, Al was one of the finest readers I've ever played with -- taken from us far too soon.

My condolences to his family and friends.
by PaladinQB
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8624

Bob's rankings are hard to argue with (for tossup-bonus play, at least) this year, as long as you find space for Columbus Academy and Stow. Either of those teams would have a legitimate shot at NAQT States this year, if they go.
by PaladinQB
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap buzzers
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Cheap buzzers

I know there's been threads on this before, but I think some people have gotten more expensive since last this topic was addressed. Our benevolent administration at Cleveland State has decided to start a team for CBI. However, they won't buy us a buzzer. As the sole wage-earning (or at least, marrie...
by PaladinQB
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12615

Yeah, and I believe last year Defiance went to NAQT. However, the ASCN writeup would probably have been before NAQT, and there's a chance they went to Panasonic or any of the other national tournaments that stopped in the 90s. They did, but to my knowledge they haven't been to NAC in several years ...