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by nitzuga
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 37615

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

As a whole I really enjoyed the tournament. While there were a lot of common link questions, I personally like them a lot. They add a fun twist to some questions, and I think doing more of them in easier tournaments would be cool to see. I also didn't notice too much variance in difficulty, but then...
by nitzuga
Mon May 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 48264

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Thank you for another great set of rankings! Can you share the PPB adjustments with us? Also, out of curiosity, how many school/ teams do you consider in total every time you make these?
by nitzuga
Sat May 06, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5137

Re: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament

Borel hierarchy wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:
Pascal Plays Poker wrote:Ben, you forgot about IMSA. More out-of-state and in-state teams should come!
IMSA can't come because silly Pranav staffed ICT
That never stopped Indiana teams from playing the same set in the past
Citation? I could see it happening, but that's pretty outrageous nevertheless.
by nitzuga
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13381

Re: IHSA 2017

JakobeanEra wrote:As long as you weren't the one who wrote that Argentina tossup that clued Mapuche or that Athens tossup that put Delian League in the first line, your questions were pretty good overall.
As a Chilean, this makes me unhappy.
by nitzuga
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum
Replies: 14
Views: 4777

Re: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum

Eric Mukherjee's Becoming and Being a Great Science Player should definitely be considered. Wacky Practice Formats has some fun/ good ideas but I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for.
by nitzuga
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 48264

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

I don't see Indiana Kickoff on the list. Also, will the adjustments be released, too? I'd like to see them if possible. Thanks for all the hard work!
by nitzuga
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5150

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Updates: Harrison's BASQT mirror is still being considered, and we're optimistic given some of the feedback we've gotten. If my source (the oft incorrect Ben Anthony) is correct, Butler's NAQT tournament is a no-go, sadly. Tournament results: Harrison won at Boilermaker Buzzathon and The Dog Fight (...
by nitzuga
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49739

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Very much unrelated to the current conversation, but are any Illinois teams interested in a BASQT mirror on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN? We're considering running a tournament and would like to know if there's interest from neighboring states before solidifying plans. PM me if so.
by nitzuga
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 22219

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Would any Michigan teams be interested in a BASQT mirror on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN? We're considering running a tournament and would like to know if there's interest from neighboring states before solidifying plans. PM me if so.
by nitzuga
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5150

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Is anyone near Indiana (or anywhere at all, really) interested in a mirror of BASQT on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN (Harrison HS)? Let me know in some form if you are. We're considering running it.
by nitzuga
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SHATEYAHRONYA II @ Powell, OH 1/7/17 GSAC OQBA
Replies: 9
Views: 4205

Re: SHATEYAHRONYA II @ Powell, OH 1/7/17 GSAC OQBA

Congrats to DCC for winning. They were scary good! Thanks for a great event; our team had a lot of fun. The readers were probably the best and most friendly we've had at any tournament. GSAC was great, and so was the very talented Uber field, although we were a little disappointed that only 2 teams ...
by nitzuga
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette, IN
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Mr. Jastrzebski, Thank you for a very well run tournament! Our team thoroughly enjoyed it. Other than a bit of confusion in our room at the beginning, everything went great: a full 10 rounds, quick and accurate stats, finished at a reasonable time, nice prizes, good readers, etc. Our team will defin...
by nitzuga
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 11/19/16 IHSSBCA Kickoff at Homewood-Flossmoor (IL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Re: 11/19/16 IHSSBCA Kickoff at Homewood-Flossmoor (IL)

I'm speaking on behalf of my teammates, as I didn't attend this tournament, but will stats for this ever be posted? Today makes 4 weeks since the tournament. Don't think we've ever waited this long for stats.
by nitzuga
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5150

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Some updates: 1. Stats from Indiana Kick-Off are available here. Spoiler alert: Kick-Off newcomer Zionsville finished in first place, and Harrison B upset Saint Joseph in the semifinals to be runner up. Saint Joseph defeated Harrison A in the 3rd place match. Stats from all 4 of these teams were pro...
by nitzuga
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5150

Indiana 2016-17

Official thread for Indiana quiz bowl, for the few of us left over here! Some notable things: First tournament for most Indiana teams is Kick-Off tomorrow here at Harrison! I'm excited. There appears to be a new tournament, "Indiana Academy Tournament", on April 1st at Ball State. Would love to know...
by nitzuga
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2707

Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

What happened to this event? Are there results for it?
by nitzuga
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28920

Re: 2016 nAC

In response to Mr. Dillon, Mr. Thompson, and Chris's comments about the Harrison and Indiana quiz bowl programs, it is correct that any efforts thus far to convert entirely to NAQT/ pyramidal questions have failed, and I do not think this is likely to happen to our school/ state any time soon. Chris...
by nitzuga
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28920

Re: 2016 nAC

On the topic of the NAC, I'd like to point out that I felt the general quality of the questions was improved over previous years. For example, there was a complete lack of multiple choice, matching, and spelling questions (yes those still exist... :cry:) this year, and the distribution was more acad...
by nitzuga
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28920

Re: 2016 nAC

I meant between games, as in you finished a game at, say, 1:30 PM and your next game was at...? The longest? I think 6 hours. On one hand, this was enough time to go wander the streets of New Orleans, which was fun but I'd rather be competing during the competition days. I'm confused about the 'rea...
by nitzuga
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28920

Re: 2016 nAC

Excellent question Mr. Pinyan; I am not entirely sure myself but I believe it has to do with (1) tradition, and (2) the belief of some members on our team that playing a variety of formats is inherently better than focusing on one. If anyone is interested in discussing this issue over PM that's cool...
by nitzuga
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28920

Re: 2016 nAC

Hello everyone, I was part of the winning Harrison team at New Orleans. I'll answer questions you all might have about my experience. If you need proof, I got a selfie with the man himself.

:chip: :party:
by nitzuga
Wed May 25, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 22468

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

I'm not sure which stats you're using for OQT, but NAQT has significantly different PPB recorded for Lisgar from what HSQB has. I'm using the HSQB one; SQBS reports tend to be messed up less than NAQT ones. A quick comparison between HSQB and NAQT shows that the discrepancy occurs in the match agai...
by nitzuga
Tue May 24, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 22468

Re: Help with HSQBRank!

Do you take stats that are on NAQT's website but not the database? If so you are missing IN Kick-off https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6834 and Jefferson County Pre-Nationals https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7143 , both of which have PPB and p...
by nitzuga
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2015-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Indiana 2015-2016

Thank you for the kind words, Nolan. :grin: My rankings are the same as yours. Stats from state are here. (Is there anyone else from IN here?) 1. Saint Joseph had another great season, winning the final match at Rotary in a convincing fashion (535-305) and putting up 21.65 PPB. Good luck at PACE; I'...
by nitzuga
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2015-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Indiana 2015-2016

This seems like an appropriate thread for a first post! I generally agree with Nolan's predictions, although I think until Kickoff (or preferably an IS tournament) it's hard to tell who will be #1 between St. Joe's and Culver. I'm also not sure about Mishawaka; I didn't play them last year so I have...