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by brownboy79
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9772

Gosh I feel so left out. This stinks.
by brownboy79
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

We(Dunbar B) had 4 sophomores (myself included). We played Stuyvesant, and although we didn't have a good game by any means, they were an excellent team.
by brownboy79
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

Where is he (Brendan) going to college?
by brownboy79
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

Gonzaga returns Ted for his senior year, but RM graduated a several seniors, including Chris Ray. DuPont lost their entire starting team and their best B team player as well. This year looks like a rebound year for them, but who knows? They're always good.
by brownboy79
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

It's hard to predict the best teams in the nation, especially this early in the season. Most of our play is in the Southeast, so I can comment on that, but aside from the usual powerhouses in the DC/VA area and a few up north, I honestly don't know. In the southeast: Brookwood, Ezell-Harding, Russel...
by brownboy79
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

With a coach nomination program, don't you run into the problem of perspective? That is, some coaches state that they have great players, but in relation to other teams, they aren't that good.

Ideas for the PAC all-state team?
by brownboy79
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

FCPanther:
There are some regions much stronger in depth than speed. Limiting every division to only 4 players doesn't sound very fair. Just my two cents...
by brownboy79
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best individual performance you've seen?
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Best individual performance you've seen?

dsfquizbowl wrote: 2. John Zhang, a former Teen Jeopardy champ, at Cavalier Open
Dunbar!
by brownboy79
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Sounds a lot less stupid now. Thanks for the clarification, Jack.
by brownboy79
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

In my haste, I forgot to respond to the bit about Manual above, please admins, combine. Daniel, I have seen you guys play, and while as of last year you were no match for a Jack and Yilei, you could very well be a match this year. Last year atleast, I saw a lot of parallels between our A team/B team...
by brownboy79
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Disclaimer: I despise speed questions, and play them as a necessity, not a choice. Please do not let my feelings on the subject twist your opinion to the format more than necessary. I am, quite possibly, horribly wrong in my judgement of the worth of Quick Recall. Jack, with all due respect, the ide...
by brownboy79
Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Therein lies the problem. The majority of teams do not want to change to quiz bowl, because their strength lies in quick recall. If Dunbar, Manual, and the other handful of quiz bowl teams push for a change, the quick recall teams will get upset. Is there a solution besides moving our school to Virg...
by brownboy79
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Kentucky has a very skewed idea of good quiz bowl. Continuing with my unqualified ranting: if you took JV Challenge, Derby, or GovCup to, say, Virginia or Maryland, it would immediately be reduced to nothingness because of its: 1)Lack of Quality Questions 2)Format-TU/BB 3)Long Matches 4)Rules about ...
by brownboy79
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 7761

It would have been stupid to tell them to stop buzzing because they weren't old enough, just like it's stupid to put someone on a B team just because he happens to be younger than typical A teamers. Seconded with conviction. But I think PowerOfChe has a point in that its stupid to buzz in on a rand...
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25981

Andrew Hoekzema was the high scorer from WashU.
by brownboy79
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Statistical analysis from the 2006 HSNCT
Replies: 13
Views: 5379

By degree of difficulty, our A team got a little shafted, as did MLK Magnet, who had weaker records, but both having one of the 5 hardest schedules. Those statistics are worth noticing.
by brownboy79
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 7761

[1] Consider your role on the team. If you're the team's only strong literature person and there's a literature question which you think is about Hemingway, you may as well be aggressive and try for it. I take issue with this point. When a person knows an answer, they should not be hindered by "sub...
by brownboy79
Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

I did not know that qualifying all three teams at one tournament was a requirement, but if it isn't it definitely should be. This would ensure players participate in the team that best suits him/her.
by brownboy79
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9788

insaneindian wrote: Nope. :sad:
No shame, lots of people get shafted by drawings. The system is stupid.
by brownboy79
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9788

They told us they would send us a FedEx package if we made it, but did not tell us when the show would start. Last year, taping was in early November and I found out in October. I had tried out a little bit later, near the end of June, but atleast for the Teen Tournament, everyone finds out at the ...
by brownboy79
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

Since when is the weaker team supposed to have a chance? Isn't the point of the game to figure out the smarter team?
by brownboy79
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11310

What a massive waste of space that I just added to.
by brownboy79
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319342

At NAQT,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for just about any question that may have been related to a car.
by brownboy79
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28491

As a high school student, I can honestly say that I love the game and I will definitely play in college. As for the other people on my team, I will be surprised if more than 2 or 3 continue in college. I think that is partly because college questions are significantly harder than high school (Don't ...
by brownboy79
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25981

I mean no offense to Russell, but seriously, Kentucky needs a better way to decide who gets to go to Panasonic. C'mon folks, Gov Cup is the world's shittiest tournament. Do we really want to represent Kentucky based on GOVCUP? I say no. I say have an all-star team like almost every other state. But ...
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

Seconded fully.
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Actually, Danville's coach Mr. Knupp, formerly of Dunbar JV, is heading to Russell for next year. While they cannot be as strong without Brandon Fyffe, Knupp is a great coach, and he will have them in shape for next year.
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

Several coaches do that currently. There is not a foreseeable event that would cause them to stop. I, for one, would like to see an opportunity for those solid players being disenfranchised by "schmeniority" to have an opportunity to have fun at a tournament without getting pasted/dominated/whupped....
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

I have not been to Brookwood. Our team has a local Freshmen/Sophomore tournament on the same date. As for Vandy, it is big, but nowhere near the scale of team quality as I saw at NAQT. Anyone's first time there is pretty awe-inspiring. My team was rather weak, but we had fun, made the playoffs, and ...
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

But with that, you have B teams like my own, composed entirely of JV players, and then you have B teams like Gov B, composed entirely of Seniors. I suppose there is no way to get around that, but it would be nice to see a JV Nationals.
by brownboy79
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

Chris, Your attack isn't totally fair. I have played NAQT for the past two years, and at my first national tournament, I was dominated. I (probably) negged more in ten games than in those two years. Even if he has practiced NAQT, odds on, a 128 team tournament is more than he has ever been to. Kentu...
by brownboy79
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

Granted, since 4th grade I have always played with bounce back, I am definitely biased. That said, it seems ridiculous to associate 30 extra points with a couple milliseconds on the buzzer. Perhaps this is more accentuated by the fact that the South plays more speed questions, where shorter times ar...
by brownboy79
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

Maybe Mr. Barry is being sarcastic, but he has a very good point. Aside from NAQT Nationals and State, every tournament we go to over the year has bounce back bonuses. On top of that, The timed matches we use in Kentucky generally have a lot of time left over, rather than a lot of questions left ove...
by brownboy79
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131999

I get the adrenaline thing. I had, as far as I can tell, the most negs at the HSNCT, but they were more based on impatience and nerves than not knowing the subject. After I calmed down, the rounds became easier. Regardless of the neg count, any team that can overcome 10 negs in one game against a te...
by brownboy79
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ape Law: READ ABOUT 2006 HSNCT QUESTIONS WITH CARE
Replies: 8
Views: 4570

Is that why NAQT is holding off on posting the podcasts online? I kind of wanted to hear the rounds we had a bye for, so I went looking for podcasts. I could not find them, so if someone does know where they are, do tell.
by brownboy79
Wed May 31, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 61785

Kentucky is generally set in terms of solid teams. There are always a few teams that do well in random tournaments, but unless someone has a stellar freshman, I do not see a dark horse.
by brownboy79
Tue May 30, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69756

Sorry, but I don't get it.
by brownboy79
Fri May 26, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4832

While I certainly do not qualify as one of the top players from around the country, I will say that the online questions serve as excellent practice. Although they do take time to get used to, they really help learning depth as well as overcoming intimidation. Most of the players are from the DC are...
by brownboy79
Fri May 26, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion on why short tossups are terrible
Replies: 38
Views: 16317

I guess I misunderstood your intentions. That is totally my fault, sorry. I happen to agree with the spineless jellyfish and your depictions of how people view one another are accurate. I do not see that many posts in this area in favor of short tossups (perhaps due to the title), but the opposing v...
by brownboy79
Fri May 26, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion on why short tossups are terrible
Replies: 38
Views: 16317

If the goal is to have fun, that equates to scoring. Shorter toss-ups won't delay the gratification of hitting the buzzer. Questions that are simpler mean that more players have achance to see their light go off, and thus get rewarded ..... it gives the appearance that the team is more balanced and...
by brownboy79
Wed May 24, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319342

Also from today in practice. Old NAQT sets:

Q:This novel from Plumfield Boys' School <Buzz>

Me: Goodbye Mr. Chips
A:Little Men

Another question that I do not totally remember

Me: Mt. Pelee (sp)
A:Canary Islands

What I was thinking, I have no idea.
by brownboy79
Tue May 23, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Practice
Replies: 19
Views: 8726

I guess I need to clarify. If you were practicing either online, where you could google something, or hearing a packet before hand at a traditional practice.
by brownboy79
Tue May 23, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Practice
Replies: 19
Views: 8726

Practice

I understand practice is important to getting better. What I do not understand is why someone would cheat at practice. In a game, it could be understandable, not condoned, but understood, but why practice? DumbJaques was trying to explain this to me, but I still do not understand it. Isn't the point...
by brownboy79
Wed May 10, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

The point is that a B team, with the certain knowledge that it was going to lose at some point in the playoffs (barring an exceedingly unlikely chain of events) would not be as motivated to play as well as a B team that stood a chance of winning by not playing in the same tournament as its A team. ...
by brownboy79
Tue May 09, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Qualification for HSNCT or other large nationals
Replies: 16
Views: 7184

The problem which you then face, is the idea of different players on different teams at different tournaments. Quite often, we send different players, trying to work them all in. When teams have the pressure of trying to qualify multiple times, it increases the desire to get a good team, fast. For e...
by brownboy79
Mon May 08, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

While obviously there are some merits to the idea of a fixed roster, I think the better solution is to play the exact same teams you used in your qualifying tournament. That keeps your A and B teams straight, and a direct reflection of your qualification. If a team has an exceptional player, and pla...
by brownboy79
Mon May 08, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27869

I am obviously biased, as Dunbar tends to bring several teams, but it seems like everyone should get a chance to play. If your team can and does qualify enough teams, and can afford the costs, it seems as if you should bring as many teams as possible. We were thinking about bringing a C team this ye...
by brownboy79
Mon May 08, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

I don't know about that, Alex. We attend KAAC's JV Challenge every year, even though it is a waste of money and there are better tournaments available. However, from a local standpoint, first in a mediocre local tournament is much better than second or third at a quality out of state invitational. B...
by brownboy79
Sun May 07, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MO State Championships
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

The calculus most people shouldn't have a problem with. But regarding the EE, I haven't got a clue, and I'm probably pretty average.
by brownboy79
Sat May 06, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24363

Yeah, I know. But it really is a shame. The food was horrible. Regardless, camp is an experience nobody should miss. Even if you're only going for the football, which, I might add, is generally excellent. Somehow we missed all the rain last year.