Search found 315 matches

by mithokie
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6223

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I enjoyed the set even though we didn't win any. The VT field was a tough one. A few comments on particular questions Round 2 Limits Toss-up squeeze theorem/pinching theorem (I don't remember what name was used) inside of power is probably too generous of a power since that is a pretty well-known th...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11970

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

I thought that maybe the rational function prompt was placed there for the synthetic division clue. The prompt doesn't apply elsewhere, but maybe it's a prompt for generosity's sake???
by mithokie
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowldb Search not functioning
Replies: 17
Views: 5699

Re: Quizbowldb Search not functioning

I would choose the most unique word in the title, like Solitude and use the Quizbowldb advanced search tool to enter category:"Literature" condition:"all" solitude . The first 15 hits were One Hundred Years of Solitude as the answer line. There were approximately 20 other hits (mostly Garcia Marquez...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9552

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

I took the opportunity to play Blue Rondo a la Turk and Take Five for my team on the way home yesterday. 3/3 Jazz in a 25 packet tournament is about what I expected based on the published distribution. I enjoyed the questions in general and will echo the sentiments of those praising the number of un...
by mithokie
Thu May 23, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 136757

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-roanoke ... 0805.story

Video coverage from local Roanoke news station related to Cave Spring's upcoming trip to HSNCT.
by mithokie
Wed May 22, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 30367

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Where do you envision the UVA/VCU collaboration being played, Charlottesville or somewhere closer to Richmond?
by mithokie
Wed May 22, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18668

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Freeman (VA) and Douglas Freeman(VA) are the same school also.
by mithokie
Tue May 21, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 30367

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg High School would like to claim October 19 for the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational II (BHAI II). We will likely run a vendor set.
by mithokie
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 19007

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

If you look at the rows, the scores are fine. If you look at the grid in columns it looks like the scores are inverted.
by mithokie
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Script for pulling scores from SQBS files
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Script for pulling scores from SQBS files

I was wondering if anyone has written a script for pulling game scores from an SQBS file. As a hobby, I have created a rating system (not that we need another one :grin: ) using the scores listed in Ian Drayer's rating files and I would like to be able to add new data to the file quickly. I figured ...
by mithokie
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52012

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

Does PACE publish their packet distributions and sub-distributions? The last I could find was a discussion made about changes for the 2010 distribution. Is 4/4 for each of the big 3, 3/3 for RMP and Fine Arts with 1/1 for Geog/Cur.Events/Pop Culture and 1/1 for Social Science still the current distr...
by mithokie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26251

Re: Tennessee 12-13

Just out of curiosity, how do you get total points to not be multiples of 5. Is there a difference in format from traditional 20/20 quizbowl used at the TACA championship?
by mithokie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

I'm certainly interested in playing, especially if there is a Virginia Tech mirror. I understand what ACF Fall difficulty looks like. Out of curiosity, will you be using the ACF distribution, or will it be modified in any way?
by mithokie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a brand new QB team
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Starting a brand new QB team

http://www.hsapq.com/samples is another good resource for practice questions. Best of luck with everything.
by mithokie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a brand new QB team
Replies: 12
Views: 5837

Re: Starting a brand new QB team

There are a couple of tournaments that are upcoming in the Richmond, VA area if you are willing to travel about 2 1/2 hours. VCU is hosting on 4/20 and Maggie Walker is hosting in May.
by mithokie
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mississippi 12-13
Replies: 18
Views: 5105

Re: Mississippi 12-13

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1440/

is the closest to you that I could find on the tournament database. Admittedly a 5 hr drive for a Friday tournament is not very close. I hope something turns up soon.
by mithokie
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5072

Re: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013

Alexander probably had a 4 - 3 - 1 stat line instead of a 4 - 13 - 1 in that game.
by mithokie
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5072

Re: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013

I think PACE needs to declare this "Diamond Certified", 45% of the field is in the Morlan top 100 and 20% in the top 17. This is one to watch this weekend to help sort out the strongest teams in the Mid-Atlantic. We're looking forward to the challenge.
by mithokie
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB
Replies: 14
Views: 20230

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

I've had a similar problem for some users. My best guess was that they may have still been in their probationary period, where their posts must be approved. I don't really know if this is the case or not.
by mithokie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 5167

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

Yes, of course I will try. I am not attempting to make a mistake on purpose. If the host of a tournament enters this information themselves, then they will be able to make sure the information is entered correctly. I will always transfer ownership to the user who originally announced the tournament ...
by mithokie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 5167

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1346/

I created a database entry, but put in the wrong contact e-mail. I transferred the entry ownership to Ben, so you should probably update the e-mail.
by mithokie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33804

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

Could a mechanism be added to change ownership of a database entry? I have volunteered to help enter tournament info into the database that is missing, but the actual tournament directors may want to take ownership of those entries at a date in the future, particularly if they want to post stats in ...
by mithokie
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Friday
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Friday

What time is check-in for the NHBB? The website "Friday" appears to be out of date since 4.27 is not a Friday. The history bowl web site mentions that the friday web page should have been updated in January. I am working on trying to make arrangements for a team to come to NHBB, but I need to know w...
by mithokie
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL States
Replies: 24
Views: 4726

Re: VHSL States

Look Here

On page 10 of 11 the document states that MW and TJ should be "considered" for placement in 6A for Scholastic Bowl. I don't know when a final determination will be made.
by mithokie
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL States
Replies: 24
Views: 4726

Re: VHSL States

George, I just saw the recommendation from the Scholastic Bowl Advisory Committee. It made so much sense that I didn't even consider that it could be rejected. I guess George Mason vs. Maggie Walker should be entertaining in 2A, but it's kind of sad to think that all of the epic TJ vs. MW battles at...
by mithokie
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL States
Replies: 24
Views: 4726

Re: VHSL States

How the regular season will be affected will be determined by how your district changes (if it changes). New District Alignments can be found here . Districts may now consist of teams from multiple classifications at one time. There will be 6 classifications in the new system. After the regular seas...
by mithokie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Training
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Moderator Training

I have a flowchart that I made before our last tournament. It was too large to print on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, but it might be readable on an 8.5 x 17. Apparently the file is too large to attach to the post. I will find a way to put it up. Resized file so that it could be posted: The Hunter Col...
by mithokie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8 teams; 10 packets. Best format?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: 8 teams; 10 packets. Best format?

Here are a couple of ideas... If you just want to give teams more games, then you could have teams seeded 3-5 play a round robin, and teams seeded 6-8 play a round robin. Packets 1-7 8 team Round Robin Packet 8 3 vs. 5, 6 vs. 8 1 vs. 2, (single final, or 1st game of advantaged file) Packet 9 4 vs. 5...
by mithokie
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18668

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Western Albemarle A (VA) is 30th and 65th. They are misspelled once with an extra "r" Albe"r"marle A

Also, Montgomery Blair A is 21st and 32nd; listed once as VA, once as MD. There is no Montgomery Blair HS in VA.
by mithokie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159593

Re: ProtoBowl

If I create a new room by typing in a name Example: "protobowl.com/example", can I then invite people to join me by sharing the link to that room?
by mithokie
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

The tournament has concluded with Cave Spring A taking home the championship, Western Albemarle was runner-up, with Christiansburg A finishing 3rd overall. Also earning a birth to Pace-NSC were E.C. Glass and Loudoun County. Thanks for everyone who came out today; I hope that your experience was pos...
by mithokie
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

Due to a production delay, this tournament will now be run on HSAPQ set #32. Fortunately, I believe that no one in the field has played set 32. I checked our field against both the TJ and UNC fields, so we should be just fine.
by mithokie
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

Below is a copy of the e-mail I sent out to coaches on Monday 1/7/13 Registration remains open until Wednesday 1/9/13! Blacksburg High Academic Invitational: The weather looks great for Saturday, so we are looking forward to seeing all of you on 1/12/2013. Below you will find all of the information ...
by mithokie
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

Each match will consist of 20 toss-ups with bonus questions worth up to 30 points each for the team that earns the bonus by answering the toss-up correctly. We are looking forward to seeing you in January.
by mithokie
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159593

Re: ProtoBowl

Assuming that you have a random number generator available which I will call rand(), and you are already collecting data on how many times a question has been read [ int(inc_random) ], you could choose the question with the smallest value of value=(rand()+int(inc_random))/rand(). This biases the sel...
by mithokie
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 42409

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Is VCU writing their own set for VCU Spring, or will this be a mirrored set? I am trying to finalize my winter and spring schedules, and I don't want to schedule myself into a question set conflict inadvertently.

Thanks,
by mithokie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

It looks like head-to-head has been proposed as the first tie breaker (by the VHSL Scholastic Bowl Advisory Committee) with Total Points (basically PPG) as the second. This is probably going to end up as a Total Points tie-break most of the time since situations B and C are much more likely (in my o...
by mithokie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

This pertains to VHSL competition where PPB is a non-existant statistic since there are no bonus questions. I am working to influence the decision makers who will determine the tie-break procedures when VHSL moves to round robin competition (6 clasifications with 4 teams each) at the state level for...
by mithokie
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Tournament Tie Break Question

In the following situation, what would you advise as a tie-break procedure. 4 teams play a round robin on a set of 3 available packets and there are no additional packets available to play off any possible ties. Trophies are to be awarded for 1st place and 2nd place only. What tie-break procedure wo...
by mithokie
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

This tournament has been awarded Platinum Certification by PACE and thus, the top 25% of the field will qualify for PACE NSC 2013. I also would like to remind everyone that our early registration deadline is on Friday 12/14, so if you are considering signing up, this week would be a good time to do ...
by mithokie
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Directed question bounceback
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: Directed question bounceback

The moderator was incorrect to allow both teams the opportunity to answer the replacement question. If the packet did not have any available replacement directed questions, then the moderator at worst should have read a toss-up that only your team should have had the opportunity to answer. The speci...
by mithokie
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 42409

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Info that could also be added to the schedule in the first post:

Blacksburg High Academic Invitational is using HSAPQ set #33 on 1/12. I believe New Kent is using the same set on 1/12, and TJ is using HSAPQ set #32 on 12/15.
by mithokie
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

Blacksburg High School will be hosting a tournament on January 12, 2013. The tournament will be played on HSAPQ set #33. The tournament format will be played with some form of pool play followed by re-bracketed playoffs to ensure that all teams will get as many competitive and meaningful matches as ...
by mithokie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 136757

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

http://www.naqt.com/ict/2012/brain-world-cup.html

Tangentially related to the previous posts. Interesting...
by mithokie
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 27696

Re: Buzzer systems

Our Zeecraft Challenger II is missing its "Detachable Powerpack"/"Powerpack for Master Control", which I can order for $21 from Zeecraft. It was not packed up with our buzzers at our last tournament last spring. I think I might be able to get a better price on one at Radio Shack, but I don't know wh...
by mithokie
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 42409

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

The National History Bee & Bowl Southwest Virginia Regional will be played on Bee & Bowl Set C at Blacksburg HS in Blacksburg, VA on Saturday October 20, 2012.
by mithokie
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34144

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Fred,

I could help with writing some Macros to automate the data processing inside of Excel once the data is there if that would be helpful.