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by swwFCqb
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4787

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

Proposal II: Move HO to February 14. That's the weekend after NAQT SCT, and two weekends before ACF Regionals. (Alternatively, mirror Penn Bowl on January 24.) As a side benefit, anyone who attends would be guaranteed to have a HO on Valentine's Day. I can dig this. I was actually seriously conside...
by swwFCqb
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6182

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

Is it possible to access Forbes from I-376? Or is there still construction preventing one from doing so?
by swwFCqb
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: OAC Discussion 08-09

Serious as a heart attack my friend. If I recall correctly, he didn't really do anything ejection-worthy; it was mostly because the guy running the regional is a major jackass. This same guy uses some crazy wrestling format (instead of a standard double elim bracket) to decide who goes on to states ...
by swwFCqb
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at Wake Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 12163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at Wake Forest

I just shot you an email Jacob. Count us in for a team.
by swwFCqb
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy
Replies: 24
Views: 5252

Re: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy

alkrav112 wrote:So apparently, after a tentative head-count, we have enough interest to bring 5 teams to this.
What's your secret? I can barely scrounge up one team to go to tournaments.
by swwFCqb
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6182

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

Have any other teams expressed interest in attending this tournament?
by swwFCqb
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at Wake Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 12163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at Wake Forest

Case Western is definately interested in a spot, but we've not yet resolved our transportation issues. You should know whether or not to expect us before the end of the week.
by swwFCqb
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08
Replies: 18
Views: 3066

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

I did see that, although I couldn't find an announcement for it anywhere. Thanks, though, for clearing that up.
by swwFCqb
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 10823

Re: First semester college academic tournaments

Thanks for putting that database together; it's very convenient.

BTW, the date for Terrapin XXIII, which has been announced for 1/31/09, is listed as 1/21/09 in the database.
by swwFCqb
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08
Replies: 18
Views: 3066

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Just to clarify...am I correct in assuming this would not be packet submission since you never stipulated that it was??
by swwFCqb
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)

DrakeRQB wrote:Is this going to be mirrored at Duke?
Dr Chuck was talking about doing it, but I'm not sure if they worked things out to do so. I'm sure he could clarify things, though.
by swwFCqb
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)

This is Steven Wellstead, President of the Case Western Reserve University Trivia Club, and I am pleased to announce that CWRU will be again hosting its annual High School Celebrity Shootout on October 25th, 2008. For those of you unfamiliar with Celeb Shoot, it is a mixed individual and team compet...
by swwFCqb
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

I'll add to say that there is historical reason why that rule was implemented, precisely because of an incident where a tournament was held up many years back. It's still absolutely ridiculous and is just as bad as a "no protests at all" rule. If we're saying that it's okay to knock teams out of a ...
by swwFCqb
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4

dschafer wrote:Given the interest shown here, we will be hosting a FEUERBACH mirror at Carnegie Mellon.
NICE :party:
by swwFCqb
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08
Replies: 19
Views: 5720

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

We at Case Western also plan on attending this tournament. Once I figure out the details you will be notified Trevor.
by swwFCqb
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4

I, and hopefully 3 other members of the Case Western quizbowl team, would be interested in attending if this went down. One question, though. Would it still be packet submission since it's a mirror? I'm not sure how these things work :oops:
by swwFCqb
Thu May 29, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: new quizbowl tournament in ohio
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: new quizbowl tournament in ohio

AllsWellThatPosts4 wrote:Justin, who did/do you play for in Ohio?
Owens C.C., which is in, or near, Toledo.
by swwFCqb
Thu May 15, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Small Schools
Replies: 15
Views: 1616

Re: NAQT Small Schools

Look here.
by swwFCqb
Thu May 15, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Small Schools
Replies: 15
Views: 1616

Re: NAQT Small Schools

Ottawa Hills (OH) could be a dark horse. Earlier this year they beat DCC at BGSU (granted, it was an NAQT A-set), so they got game. Unfortunately, they haven't done any other NAQT tournaments and hardly any OAC tournaments for that matter, so nobody really knows what to expect from them. If they've ...
by swwFCqb
Mon May 05, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8499

Re: Ohio 07-08

scquizbowl wrote:If only you could change your OAC state format, and then you would be more a force around the country.
QFT

Unfortunately, however, it doesn't look like anything will change soon, as we had a record high number of teams at OAC regionals.
by swwFCqb
Mon May 05, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24100

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

So can we still team up with whomever he want, or is that not allowed??
by swwFCqb
Mon May 05, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish Tournament Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 6539

Re: Goldfish Tournament Discussion

Stuff no one got in the Goldfish Round: Did anyone know La Perouse Strait separates Hokkaido and Sakhalin? I noticed that no team seems to have gotten 30 on that bonus... Anything else that was possibly unanswered? Wow, that's insane for a high school packet. I know a decent bit of geography (or at...
by swwFCqb
Sat May 03, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24100

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I put this in the original thread, but I'm up for this. Bob Kilner from Garfield Heights said that he was interested, but I'm sure he'll post if he wants to play for sure.
by swwFCqb
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Midwest Championship (5/10/08) at Culver
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: Midwest Championship on May 10, 2008, at Culver Acad. (IN)

Wow, that field took a nose dive.
by swwFCqb
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3358

Re: Ghetto Warz discussion

rylltraka wrote:For those spouting off, the questions taken were taken from a previous year's packet which was not read at Ghetto Warz IV, as it was saved for a finals round which was not necessary.
Well, this doesn't really matter if, in fact, those questions were posted online for all to see.
by swwFCqb
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3522

Re: Spring KMO's

rchschem wrote:
Never Hit Tina wrote:Er... what exactly is a KMO?
Consider yourself lucky.
QFT. It's pretty awk-ful. :wink:
by swwFCqb
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements
Replies: 33
Views: 7050

Re: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements

Bettendorf High School may be attending for the first time. Because Bettendorf has graduation and finals on the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we won't have any seniors along with us. I understand that you have to coordinate it with many different schools, but maybe it could be held a...
by swwFCqb
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 30760

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

From the eighth round of NAQT IS-43:

Correct Answer: Ramses II
Given answer: Charlton Heston
by swwFCqb
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2008 GLRAC at CWRU (4/12/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 871

RESULTS: 2008 GLRAC at CWRU (4/12/08)

20 teams from 14 schools descended to Case Western Reserve for the 2008 Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship. Great Lakes returned to a PACE format this year, using an abridged set of 22 tossups (8/6/8). The 20 teams that showed up were split up into 4 divisions, playing a round robin with one...
by swwFCqb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13242

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Here's the thing about having packets ready early. In the last four weeks, I have written or edited somewhere around 800 questions. I produced nearly two packets for both the PACE Spring Qualifier and the Minnesota/Maryland set, and about the same for PACE NSC. In the middle, I wrote nearly two pac...
by swwFCqb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13242

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

The set seemed pretty good for the high school level as a whole. There were a couple questions where you could tell that its writer stayed up till 5am writing it, but you'll have those in every set. The biggest problem I had with the set was differing bonus difficulty, but overall it didin't detract...
by swwFCqb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

United Nations, after the giveaway, is an Improbable... er, sorry, improbabe... winning answer? I think the improbable part was the neg by the opposing team! Well, yes, that and the fact that we thirtied a bonus on Russian spacecrafts. When our team heard the bonus we all groaned because we knew we...
by swwFCqb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

During my junior year (2005-6), we were facing Tippecanoe in the finals of the Ohio NAQT State Championship. As the clock approached zero we had only time for one more question, with my team, Fisher Catholic behind Tippecanoe by something like 220-180. As the question is read, it goes for a while th...
by swwFCqb
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5962

Re: Free Questions

There is a high school packet archive that can be found here.
by swwFCqb
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental tournament during HSNCT
Replies: 39
Views: 5481

Re: Experimental tournament during HSNCT

I'm going to be there staffing, so I would definately be up for this. If anyone is interested in teaming up, I'm pretty strong in history and also fairly competant in geography and art. Also, I'm ass-tastic in science and only slightly better in Lit. Since I suck almost as bad as Steven, I'm defini...
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

Well seeing as this is the case, then I apologize for what I said. Now that this has been cleared up, hopefully now we can put this issue to rest.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

I never said I thought he should have been ruled incorrect, just that I don't feel sorry for him IF he is ruled incorrect. Perhaps I should have been more clear on that. On your other point, it is quite evident that The Poet is a legitimate answer and should have been taken, but I have trouble tryin...
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

I never once said I actually believed it should have been ruled incorrect.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

I'm sorry, but I just think it's funny that somebody tries to show off by giving an answer hardly anyone has heard of and then complains when he was ruled incorrect. It just seems like poetic justice to me.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

leftsaidfred wrote:I don't really think giving unnecessary information in an answer counts as being a pompous ass, or as a good grounds for losing points.
Although it may not be grounds for losing points, if he is giving unnecessary information in an answer in order to show off, then IMO he is a pompous ass.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental tournament during HSNCT
Replies: 39
Views: 5481

Re: Experimental tournament during HSNCT

I'm going to be there staffing, so I would definately be up for this. If anyone is interested in teaming up, I'm pretty strong in history and also fairly competant in geography and art. Also, I'm ass-tastic in science and only slightly better in Lit.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6219

Re: Art Names

Did you know that the sculpture is more commonly known as "The Thinker" and just said "The Poet", or is that really the only name you know (well, knew) for it? Giving more esoteric/obscure equivalents, while technically fine, is sort of frowned-upon. If you want to show off superior knowledge, you ...
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Criticism and Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3483

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl Criticism and Discussion

I'm confident he meant that about the ATTN: Chris Ray discussion going on in the College Discussion forum. He probably just put it in the wrong discussion.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 9592

Re: 500 things...

59. If you are unsure of the answer, and his nationality is Greek, the correct thing to say is always Testicles.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (4/12/08) at CWRU
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (4/12/08) at CWRU

We still have four (4) spots left and I would love to get them filled as soon as possible. Let me remind you that this is a PACE NSC qualifying event, so this would be a great chance for any unqualified team to qualify for a great national tournament. Please contact me at sww8@case.edu if interested...
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC qualifying tournaments...
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: PACE NSC qualifying tournaments...

This years Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship, hosted by Case Western Reserve University on April 12th, will also be a PACE qualifier. There are still limited spots left if anybody is interested. See announcement under "Regular Season Tourney Announcements" for details.
by swwFCqb
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (4/12/08) at CWRU
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

The field has been updated, showing both teams that are confirmed as coming as well as those that have expressed interest in coming. I would love to get a very competitive and diverse field, so I will encourage any out of state teams, especially those that made the trip to Solon last weekend (Culver...
by swwFCqb
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon PACE - Results (2/17/08)
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

He means we played 7 in the related tossup/bonus round, 7 in the category quiz round, and 7 in the stretch round for a total of 21 questions each game. I think you guys are confusing his definition of round.
by swwFCqb
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon NAQT (2/16/08) - RESULTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Yeah, I don't know what the exact statistics are, but it seemed that a lot of questions (I'm estimating 1/4-1/3 of all tossups) in this packet had their power marks end at the word right before FTP. I echo what the above poster (who ever (s)he is) said. There were many clues that appeared in power l...
by swwFCqb
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pittsburgh SCT
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Is there any place where we can see individual statistics for each game by itself?