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by Romero
Wed May 26, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: three seconds? five seconds? no seconds?
Replies: 27
Views: 5800

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

10 points to George for correctly figuring out that I favor 5 seconds.

Romero
by Romero
Wed May 26, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: three seconds? five seconds? no seconds?
Replies: 27
Views: 5800

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

This is a topic near to my heart. The 5 seconds adds an element of gamesmanship to a match. Quiz Bowl is not just a game of reflexes, it is also a game of deep thinking and on the fly critical thinking. The 5 seconds allows players to think laterally and figure out where the question is going. We sh...
by Romero
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 2563

Re: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)

Field Update:

Dorman
LASA A
LASA B
LASA C
Prosper
St. John's
Seven Lakes

Romero
by Romero
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 2563

Texas Quiz Bowl Pre-Nationals Event (5/15)

On May 15, 2010 Texas Quiz Bowl will be hosting a Pre-Nationals Prep Event. This tournament will be held at Seven Lakes High School (9251 S. Fry Road) in Katy, Texas. The tournament will use 2010 NAQT SCT Div II questions. Matches will follow all NAQT rules (including timed halves). It is expected t...
by Romero
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)

Texas Quiz Bowl and the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting ACF Regionals on Sunday February 21st, 2010 at UT. To register, e-mail Chris Romero (romeroc -at- gmail.com) with the number of teams and buzzers. Detailed logistical information regarding exact locations and times will be provide...
by Romero
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT (Region 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

NAQT South SCT (Region 12)

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will host South NAQT Sectional Collegiate Tournament (ACUI Region 12) DATE: Saturday, February 6, 2010 LOCATION: Rice University (Rooms and Parking Information forthcoming) FORMAT: NAQT rules, timed 10-minute rounds. There will be separate, parallel tournaments for Division ...
by Romero
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter (Houston, Texas)
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter (Houston, Texas)

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will be hosting the southwest version of the 2010 ACF Winter Tournament. The tournament will be held on January 16, 2010. This tournament will be held at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. To register please email romeroc@gmail.com. Further location details will be sent...
by Romero
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9819

Re: Texas '08-'09

There will be a TQBA event at Plano Senior on October 17th. This event (along with St. Marks in Spring) will fulfill my goal of assuring a minimum of two pyramidal events in the DFW area next year. Texas Quiz Bowl Schedule September 12, 2009 LASA Event (Austin) September 26, 2009 Texas Quiz Bowl Kic...
by Romero
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFDB - a new tossup database
Replies: 79
Views: 16345

Re: ACFDB - a new tossup database

This is a wonderful idea. I can personally testify to its effectiveness. I had a similar idea circa 2001 and my team used it in the five years leading up to our ACF title in 2006. The categories Carlo chose were essentially the ones I chose (with a couple of minor changes). I had a single category f...
by Romero
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Southwest Regionals (11/10/07) in Dallas
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

Team Update:

A&M 2
Bill O'Reilly 1
LSU 1
OU 2
UT 1
UTD 2

The tournament will take place on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Classroom building at UTD.
by Romero
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Dallas ACF Fall & TRASH
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

Announcement: Dallas ACF Fall & TRASH

On the weekend of Nov 10th and 11th, Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will host editions of both TRASH Regionals and ACF Fall in Dallas. TRASH will be held on Saturday and ACF Fall will be held on Sunday. Entry fees for each tournament will be $95 with a $10 discount for a buzzer and an additional $20 disco...
by Romero
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at ULL (3/31/07)
Replies: 11
Views: 4789

I am not sure exactly but this is either the 4th or 5th NAQT Louisiana. We did the first at Jesuit New Orleans in 2002 and I think Tulane had done it in subsequent years.

Romero
by Romero
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggie Bowl IX (11/18/06) at Texas A&M University
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

Aggie Bowl IX (11/18/06) at Texas A&M University

The latest version of Aggie Bowl will be held on November 18, 2006 in College Station. This tournament is open to all high school quiz bowl teams. Both Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions are available, though the number of available may have to be limited to 48 due to logistics. Teams interested i...
by Romero
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: If you like being banned and are gtn, edit this title.
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Gerard Neumann (at least I assume that is who GTN is), When I made those charges last summer, they were in fact true. Prior to this fall, your team had never attended any Texas Quiz Bowl tournament. You had attended NAQT-style Chip question tournaments. I have all the records to prove that (http://t...
by Romero
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131853

As to not continue this hijacking, I have placed a reply to Egan in another thread ("Road to Hell...")
by Romero
Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131853

Damn, attacking the Texas professional sports teams...hitting where it hurts...In case you are wondering I live in Dallas...The mavs are doing ok this year. But seriously, I don't think the draft qualifies. No team gets points on draft day or is declared the official winner or loser. I was speaking ...
by Romero
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131853

Well it was a math computation question, and so our math person buzzes in... Though I will applaud the WJ coach for knowing rule "G6. Computation tossups." I will chastize him for not recalling some other rules. "G.7 Decisions as to whether players have exceeded the allotted time to signal or to an...
by Romero
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131853

I believe this is in reference to my call... There was an issue on my calling stalling on computation answers. I got flustered as the team protested the call while the clock ran. I was mistaken as to time which students could use after buzzing to compute (2 seconds). I ruled the student took too muc...
by Romero
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131853

The punishment for not knowing a bonus is not getting any "bonus" points off the particular question. To turn your arguement around, why should the team who did not know the tossup be given points for knowing the bonus. Reinstein your arguement is circular. You claim that the team which doesn't know...
by Romero
Mon May 29, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU San Antonio boast thread here
Replies: 26
Views: 11917

St. Johns is not from Texas. Must be Massachusetts.

Romero
by Romero
Fri May 26, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59725

It is Chip which means that ANY team could win; skill and knowledge are not required to do well.

However if you are looking for a team to bet on, look for the team with a retiring or dying coach. Chip always considers how the publicity will read before he decides which team will win.
by Romero
Thu May 11, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: East Coast Summer Open: Crime on Goat Island @ CMU
Replies: 16
Views: 9820

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by Romero
Thu May 04, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134213

Jerry, you are correct NAQT has not engaged us in a dialogue. Though, how productive would talking be? A small fraction of their audience is represented here. Hypothetically, they could make all the changes that we might want and alienate the other 9/10 of their customers. I think their choice to re...
by Romero
Thu May 04, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134213

I am a fan of the brand of quizbowl preferred by Weiner and Jerry. I am also a critic of certain aspects of NAQT. However I am starting to turn against the claims of this group of outspoken opponents. The tone of NAQT's surveys could have been improved, but that tone is befitting of the tone of the ...
by Romero
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63395

Quote Egan: "One of the core reasons I would want to see such an organization in existence is to apply pressure to my own state association to make the most critical changes needed toward becoming really good quizbowl." I have two issues with this statement. First, I don't think your idea of "good" ...
by Romero
Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63395

>>2005 New Trier students vs. faculty

Is this the set I should focus on? Or is it another?

I want to be fair in my assessment.

Romero
by Romero
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63395

The linked forum considers a general notion of quizbowl, mainly distribution (e.g. Is 40% math and science too much, Is trash acceptable). I would claim there are a number of acceptable distributions, each of which could be adapted to by teams. For me the essence of good quizbowl is inherent in the ...
by Romero
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63395

ReinsteinD,

Since you are heading this meeting, I want to ask you.

What do you believe is a "good" question? What is a "bad" question?

What is a "good" tournament?

Romero
by Romero
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134213

I know that I am thankful that college quiz bowl has ReinsteinD to sort out our issues for us. How would any of us deal with the complexity without his leadership. Perhaps we should appoint him head of a new college players association (modelled on his Illinois coaches association). "but NAQT does g...
by Romero
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT/Texas QB Alliance (3/25/06)
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

No she is not.

Romero
by Romero
Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63395

I just read this thread in one sitting. It is my sense that though your ideas are well-intentioned, any idea of a new national organization is half-baked and destined for failure. Any unified national is years (if not decades) away. NAQT and PACE have to be commended for their years of dedication to...
by Romero
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 16494

Texas A&M

ACF: Chris Romero, Susan Mitchell, Candace Benefiel, Trey Morris

NAQT: Susan Mitchell, Candace Benefiel, Trey Morris, Tyler Johnson
by Romero
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33037

I did not edit art, however the issue of appropriate art titles has come up before and to my knowledge has never been agreed upon. I recall one instance where a teammate saw "Sunday Afternoon..." at the Art Institute one afternoon and then was negged the next day when she gave the title under which ...
by Romero
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33037

That line of the question is technically incorrect. The 'if and only if' should just be 'if'. A function has a proper inverse if and only if it is bijective. I did not intend the third clue to be uniquely identifying. I did want to narrow the choices down to three (injective, surjective, bijective) ...
by Romero
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33037

I also want to express my gratitude for all the feedback.

My apologies for the Romero & Juliet typo I am too used to typing my own name and habitually followed r-o-m-e with r-o and the Innocent X giveaway brain fart.

To echo my co-editors, thank you.
by Romero
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2006 Announcement and Call for Hosts
Replies: 11
Views: 9902

Mid Atlantic Host

Rutgers-New Brunswick will host the MidAtlantic ACF Regionals.

Contact: Jason Keller

Email: jakeller-at-eden.rutgers.edu
by Romero
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2006 Announcement and Call for Hosts
Replies: 11
Views: 9902

Thanks to Dan for that leadin...We apologize for the delay in this announcement. The hosts (and contacts) shall be as follows: Rutgers-New Brunswick TD: Jason Keller jakeller@eden.rutgers.edu U of Chicago TD: Bruce Arthur aveNOSPAMbruce@uchicago.edu U of Tenn-Chattanooga TD: Charlie Steinhice steinh...
by Romero
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10560

Mike you are just wrong. I think that you have to experience it to understand it, and so I suppose we can forgive you. On football weekends in College Station, nothing else can or does function on campus. Every parking space within 2 miles of campus is used. A mall's parking lot (some 10 miles away)...
by Romero
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10560

Quiz Bowl tournaments are impossible at many places opposite football games. I know that to be true at Texas A&M, Texas-Austin, and Oklahoma. I would guess this problem applies specifically to teams that draw in the neighborhood of 90,000 to its games. Many campuses have parking issues on typical da...
by Romero
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP (or just M) singles?
Replies: 8
Views: 4831

How about for the next Chicago Open?

I would be willing to write at least the Religion portion of such a tournament.

Chris
by Romero
Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 19955

Matt is correct...and I glossed those points on purpose. Matt and Mike are both physicists whose experiences with mathematics though not unique are not prevalent. In general pedagogies don't consider folks like Matt and Mike, because no matter what teachers do they will learn anyway. It is the other...
by Romero
Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 19955

The purpose of the game itself is and must be to determine who's better at the game. Amen! Alleluhah! Mike is correct. Quiz Bowl in and of itself is an inadequate testing of information that masquerades itself as "academic" knowledge. I absolutely agree that there is no currently acceptable computa...
by Romero
Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 19955

As PhD student in math education, this topic is particularly interesting to me. The following is supported formally in the literature though I will leave out the citations. Inquire if you really want to know. A number of college professors forbid ALL graphing calculators Unfortunately mathematics kn...
by Romero
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47859

One approach is to coach players to avoid unecessary information. There is no need to give leading articles or first names unless prompted. Whoever gave an incorrect leading article SHOULD have been negged.

Romero
by Romero
Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

:chip: needs a better camera...I am sure he can afford it :grin:
by Romero
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

Just as your team might dislike NAQT for some reason (time halves, obscure topics, whatever), other teams may like it for those same reasons. I have known of some teams whose taste for a particular format grows with experience and practice. The diversity of tastes is what makes it impossible to trul...
by Romero
Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

Two instances which I know best. Back when I was a participant, my team requested a schedule change to accomodate missing players. Chip agreed initially, but later reneged and forced us into a play shorthanded or forfeit situation. One of my college teammates recounts a situation where in a particul...
by Romero
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

Ben, consider yourself fortunate to not have been a victim to any of Chip's whims. Just from my own experience and those of Texas teams of which I know first hand, there are 4 instances of blatant and arbitrary decisions that unfairly eliminated teams. Questions such as the Rutter bonus lend themsel...
by Romero
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

One reason I wanted an email for El Paso is to encourage them to come to some of the Texas tournaments. I believe Blood is a bit too critical of El Paso, who might fare well against the more established Texas programs (St. Johns, Cistercian, etc). Though we don't know since we have no real medium fo...
by Romero
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38924

jmh, please list your email

or email me cromero@tamu.edu