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by tiwonge
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12
Replies: 5
Views: 3223

Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Tentative field update:

UW 2
Bellvue CC 1
Boise State 1
Treasure Valley 1
Possibly College of Idaho 1
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at UW - 10/6/12
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Collegiate Novice Tournament at UW - 10/6/12

Boise + College of Idaho, Alex would make sure I said. :)
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: College Practices

I forget which school it was, but some school I attended once moved from a two-practices-per-week format to a three-practices-per-week format, with the intent of giving people more flexibility. What actually happened is that fewer people attended any practices at all, because each individual practi...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12
Replies: 5
Views: 3223

ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

We are pleased to announce that Boise State University will be hosting the Northwest mirror of 2012 ACF Fall . The date of the tournament is November 3rd, 2012. Tournament location will be announced once room reservations have been made. Registration To register please email me at tiwonge@gmail.com ...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: I Need Advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 6152

Re: I Need Advice.

And, after that first year, if you've got interested students, you've got the necessary members to form your own quiz bowl club, provided you can get an advisor.
by tiwonge
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The best readers
Replies: 32
Views: 8262

Re: The best readers

I've seen some readers make quote marks in the air with fingers when reading anything in quotations (quotes/excerpts, titles, etc.). Is this a common practice? Is it recommended? I haven't done this, and tend to put a slight pause in front of a quote and emphasis at the start of it to indicate that ...
by tiwonge
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 15145

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

http://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/Category:Cel ... bowl_alums

This lists people like Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Canadians.
by tiwonge
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

The first picture had a landmark that was featured on one of Andrew Sullivan's View From Your Window weekly competitions, the only one of his (thus far) that I was able to identify.
by tiwonge
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 11861

Re: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread

I've got a group of high school students and novice college students showing up for summer practice.

Is there a tournament looking for a packet we can contribute to?
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 34299

Fine arts/music

Outside of classical music and opera, the only music I think I hear in the fine arts distribution is jazz. Are there any other genres of music that might be considered art (as opposed to trash)? Recently, it looks like the circuit has decided that art film can include modern films. Can the same be s...
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorporation
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Incorporation

I'll take your word that it's not necessary. (I didn't know exactly what the purpose of incorporation is, either. I guess if the eventual goal is to get tax-exempt status, that's required.) So, then, the first step is not incorporation (which isn't hard, although now that's $30 that I don't have to ...
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorporation
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Incorporation

Is it necessary to be incorporated to open a bank account?
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorporation
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Incorporation

Also, it appears from my quick perusal of the IRS site, that if we don't file tax-exempt status and have money left over at the end of the fiscal year, we'd have to pay taxes on it. This may be additional reason to file as tax-exempt. (How do other organizations handle this? Or am I wrong in my unde...
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorporation
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Incorporation

This doesn't really fit elsewhere, so I guess I'll put it here. One of my goals for the summer is to establish some sort of Idaho Quiz Bowl Association. I've been spending the last few hours doing online research for it. (Luckily for me, there's a nonprofit resource group that meets the third Thursd...
by tiwonge
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11758

Re: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

The artist said this work's subject's melancholy expression reflects "the heartbroken expression of our time." In one of its versions, the subject has a blue jacket to match the background; the other has a black jacket with green buttons. The central man sits at a red table with a foxglove plant; h...
by tiwonge
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open summer practice at Boise State
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Open summer practice at Boise State

We'll be meeting in the MP building, room 207, from 5:00-6:30 Mondays and Thursdays. Anybody's welcome to come.
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 12735

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

Was there a myth question on spiders that referenced Navajo (and Pueblo, maybe? Or Hopi?) creation myths that Spider woman created the world? I was excited to hear a reference to Navajo mythology, but my knowledge of Navajo mythology doesn't have such a story in it. (A cursory web search doesn't fin...
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution
Replies: 29
Views: 14264

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

To address this from what I saw: So, Loyola lodeged a protest and the reader stated that if it made a difference the protest would be looked at. Since our win was only by 30 points, the protest was officially lodged and we and everyone else in Seigle Hall had to wait 15-20 minutes for a resolution,...
by tiwonge
Thu May 17, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 13504

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

Do you have a date when the NHBB will be aired? I'll send out a notice to keep an eye on it.
by tiwonge
Mon May 14, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 33512

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Funding and late notice prevents Idaho from coming, but I'm thinking about it for next year.
by tiwonge
Sat May 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: Newsletter

Another thing I've been meaning to do is to talk to the admissions office. I figure they'd be interested in all of these academically motivated students coming to campus. I didn't think about targeting university towns, but in my initial mailings, I sent letters to everywhere within a 2 hour drive (...
by tiwonge
Sat May 12, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: Newsletter

It's unlikely that Idaho will have a team this year, but I'm thinking about that for next year. I'll probably be running summer practices, and inviting the top non-seniors to come (since most of the schools with experience are local to here), and might continue that with a weekly practice through th...
by tiwonge
Sat May 12, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: Newsletter

In the past, there haven't been many academic tournaments in Idaho. Several schools participated in the Panasonic tournament, but I don't know much else about that. (I don't know if there were regional sites, or how many, or what.) The biggest one has been INL's Scholastic tournament, a feeder tourn...
by tiwonge
Sat May 12, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: Newsletter

Who gets your newsletter? Is it just via e-mail, or are there paper copies? (Are there any people or schools who get it who don't come to tournaments? Or who don't come often? Or is the intended audience people and schools who are already active?) How about writers? Who writes for you? Do you solici...
by tiwonge
Sat May 12, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Newsletter

I'm thinking of sending out a monthly newsletter to my e-mail distribution list next year. I have several reasons for this. First, it keeps me regularly e-mailing my schools. I've been bad at that lately, and several tournament dates have crept up on me. Second, it keeps my e-mails more interesting ...
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online

Were these the last two MUT mirrors? Is the set cleared for discussion?
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online

If every player had their own laptop/computer and headset, things would be much easier. You could probably still do it with Skype, but any voice/chat combination would work.
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online

I've got my scoresheet for the fifth round, if you need it. But not for the other BSU team.
by tiwonge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Pacific Northwest MUT Mirror - 4/21 - Taking place online

That actually turned out better than I expected.

Did we have a team from each time zone in the Continental US?
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Central Carolina Community College
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: Central Carolina Community College

My intuition (and a google search verifies this) is that Kaan *is* a faculty member or a member of the administration. It sounds like he's got a built-in sponsor (himself). I don't know how he stands for students/players.
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII ICT Mirror at University of Washington - 5/19/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: DII ICT Mirror at University of Washington - 5/19/12

Any player restrictions?

Edit: Nevermind. I see "open."
by tiwonge
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: LSU
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

LSU

Is there a team at LSU? I didn't see them listed for the southeast SCT. One of the TVSMC students here will be going to LSU next year and wanted to continue playing. I assumed there would be a team, but didn't see them listed for the SCT. (He said that during a visit to campus, somebody said somethi...
by tiwonge
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8083

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

1. I'm doing this by myself, which means I don't have the five people it takes to form an official club on campus. I can't post any posters or reserve any tables in my dining hall to publicize my upcoming club. What does one do in this situation? It's also possible that you just get four friends to...
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC is Looking for Staffers
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: PACE NSC is Looking for Staffers

The price for a flight out of Boise rose from ~$340 when I checked last month to ~$430 when I checked last night. Unless the price drops significantly, I'm not sure I'll be able to come.
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 19767

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I'll play, pending attending the HSNCT.

I'll write (something), even if I don't play.
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 12994

Re: talk about individual questions here

Mathworld, for example, calls it Archimedes' Spiral.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html

Edit: (It has a listing for an Archimedean Spiral, but that's different from the one in the question. Their Archimedes' Spiral more appropriates the a + b*theta of the question.)
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 14 results - Portland State
Replies: 0
Views: 871

NAQT Region 14 results - Portland State

The Region 14 tournament had 5 teams: UW (2), Boise State, Portland State and Portland Community College. We played a double round robin, with each team getting a bye. Results after the double round robin: http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb/2012/NAQT_SCT/NAQT%20SCT_standings.html UW B beat Bois...
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Late semester trash
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Late semester trash

There may be some high school students coming, but I can't see anybody driving in from Seattle to play. There may also be a possibility of former team members in the area playing. If I can do a formal mirror, I might charge a little money (enough to cover mirror fees), but I don't anticipate there b...
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Late semester trash
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Late semester trash

I am looking into having some sort of trash tournament at the end of the semester. I don't see any on the calendar. The field for such a tournament would probably just consist of club members, a few other students at the university, and maybe some local high schools or high school students. This is ...
by tiwonge
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Penn Bowl discussion

Is there a thread for the Penn Bowl discussion? I didn't see one, or any invite-only forum.
by tiwonge
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12

Is there a discussion forum for the tournament?
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/11

I expect to come with Joe and Scott, and maybe Tess, too.
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at University of Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: TERP Mirror at University of Washington

I asked Scott and Joe if they'd be interested in staying Sunday for this. (I hope that we'll be coming down for the Penn Bowl, anyway.)

We may have to leave early if we do come in order to return to Boise at a decent time.
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

Other than that, to get better in any field, take notes on questions in that field you hear in practice, look up those notes/terms/etc. later, and do lots of reading in that area. And you can use the many QB databases to generate questions in your subject of interest to read and learn what clues co...
by tiwonge
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13716

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Bartleby wrote:In this case, I think the Nazi part was significant, because the gold wasn't stolen solely from Jews (though primarily from them).
Yes, this was my understanding when I ruled it wrong.
by tiwonge
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13716

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

What was wrong with the tossup on Nazi gold? I suppose it might depend on the leniency of the underlining and the reader. This struck me as a question about things that have names, but for which a wide variety of acceptable answers existed (mine of "Gold", followed by "Gold that Nazis stole from Je...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

They could still play in novice tournaments like ACF Fall or MUT, probably. They'd be ineligible for the ACF Novice (unless they got explicit permission to play), but other novice tournaments would be OK.
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

Travis from Ohio State won at 8-2. There was a 3 way tie with a 6-4 record for 2nd place.

Travis took the top scorer.

http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb ... dings.html
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

The Education Building.

I'll see everybody Friday night or Saturday morning, I imagine. I'll leave directions on how to get there.
by tiwonge
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

Even if you think your A team is diabolical, if they haven't played before, they'd probably be welcome at novice events. (You might need to get exceptions if they're grad students, but I'd think that as long as they haven't played before, they'd probably be welcome.)