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by Hypersmart
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: LINCOLN (A Civil War Era Side Event)
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Announcement: LINCOLN (A Civil War Era Side Event)

I'm interested in this. If it does happen please let me know.
by Hypersmart
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Keeping Score During Practices
Replies: 5
Views: 3046

Re: Keeping Score During Practices

At our practices we have always kept score, for the reasons you listed under "pros". Additional reasons why we do so include 1) it trains players for in-game situations (e.g. knowing when to be extremely cautious, knowing when to not buzz no matter what), and 2) by keeping individual stats, it allo...
by Hypersmart
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season
Replies: 8
Views: 5193

Re: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season

HI am am also available as a writer. I graduated HS in June and have been playing QB for 4 years. I've written several questions independently.
by Hypersmart
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 149519

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Thiccasso's Guernthicca wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 pm I think I once first-lined a tossup on axes during practice because I'd watched a Buzzfeed Unsolved episode on the Axeman of New Orleans.
I once first-lined a tossup about the year 2000 because I saw an SNL skit. The buzzword was "lockbox".
by Hypersmart
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 7281

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

Cody wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am PM 28A-6-1 (1) SEMESTER RULE/8th to 10th Grade (9-91)-An eighth grade student who is placed in the tenth grade is immediately eligible and has eight semesters of eligibility remaining.
Tfw you're a college sophomore competing against high schoolers.
by Hypersmart
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 5657

Re: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020

The best team in the entire DC metro area will obviously be John Champe. This should be considered consensus in my unbiased opinion. In all honesty, there are some pretty good 5A teams - Tuscarora and Broadrun. I haven't played them in two years, but it seems like Woodgrove (4A) is getting really go...
by Hypersmart
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 4989

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

This was very interesting. Thank you for doing this!
by Hypersmart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 9158

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

We elected to have a smaller than usual amount of philosophy (.25/.25) because we believe that philosophy is not commonly learned in high school classes and is not a large area of amateur interest among high schoolers. In place of philosophy, we are asking a greater amount of computer science, astr...
by Hypersmart
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Re: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

We play with about 20 tables of roughly 8 people
So when you say this, do you have like a presentation up on a screen, a bunch of people at each table with like a sheet of paper to write down answers?
by Hypersmart
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Re: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

Hi all! I really like the suggestion of incorporating some military (even some older military history might be yielding) and Virginia-based "trivia". It was something I was also thinking about. I guess that means I'll have to learn some VMI and Military history (might be good to know considering I m...
by Hypersmart
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Re: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

This is a really good idea! And probably more practical in a college setting than posting a flyer or going from classroom to classroom. I'd be very interested in doing this at VMI. Do you all write the questions yourselves or find them from the internet? If you write the questions what kind of distr...
by Hypersmart
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teams on the rise for next year?
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Teams on the rise for next year?

I have to say for us, we lost all of our seniors, who were the leading scorers on our team, in addition to our coach. Potential competitiveness isn't really in the cards for us. But who knows.
by Hypersmart
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teams on the rise for next year?
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Teams on the rise for next year?

What are some underdogs or teams you think could be big 2018-19?
by Hypersmart
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 53570

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

How does one take part in this?
by Hypersmart
Wed May 25, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Choosing A or B in HSAPQ Bonuses
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

Re: Choosing A or B in HSAPQ Bonuses

Thank you for replying, this there anyone that you personally prefer? For the sake of some strategy.
by Hypersmart
Tue May 24, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 18696

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

Its too bad that it ended. I really liked the podcasts as they were informative. Is there any hope that they will be brought back?
by Hypersmart
Sat May 21, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Choosing A or B in HSAPQ Bonuses
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

Choosing A or B in HSAPQ Bonuses

I was wondering if there was any advantage in playing A or B for HSAPQ VHSL Question Sets. I generally have a better time playing B, because I feel as they include more science. If anyone has any advice that would be great!