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by ieppler
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

Also, if you are in the DC area and are interested in moderating for this tournament, email me at ieppler09@gds.org. We will give you the packets, breakfast, and lunch.
by ieppler
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

Here is a field update. I will continuously update the field in this post. Archbishop Spalding (MD) x1 Banneker (DC) x3 Bishop Mcnamara (MD) Blake (MD) Montgomery Blair (MD) Centennial (MD) x3 C.H. Flowers (MD) Gonzaga (DC) Edmund Burke (DC) Hayfield (VA) Herndon (VA) JEB Stuart (VA) number of teams...
by ieppler
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32762

I'd say Option 3, as it offers teams that underperform in the prelims a chance to advance to the finals. Given the field at this tournament, even 1 vs. 16 games are likely to be competitive.
by ieppler
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10523

Do any of the other questions appear to be copied from Wikipedia?
by ieppler
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22594

May I have the packets, as well? ian AT eppfam.com
by ieppler
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10523

The final was decided on a protest.

I agree with Puma that the questions were the worst I have heard since I last played an ER tournament. There were many problems with the tournament direction, as well. I would post a long critique of the tournament, but I'm not sure it's worth the time.
by ieppler
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5216

The KMO due date isn't until December 5th. If most schools are disorganized like mine, they won't do it until then.
by ieppler
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

TJ people that read this board:
Can the person responsible for tournament registration contact me at ieppler09@gds.org ASAP?

Thanks,
Ian
by ieppler
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 4752

Why would you study Symphonie Fantastique and not Shostakovich? Both show up in quizbowl pretty often, and a successful classical music player would have to know both. Just wondering...
by ieppler
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidal Middle School Question Writers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Have you looked at any of this year's A-sets? They seem easier than those from previous years. I read a few packets from IS-71A to a group of very inexperienced middle schoolers (7th and 8th graders,) and over 75% of the tossups were answered. I didn't read them the bonuses, but based on the answers...
by ieppler
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Two vs. Two Quizbowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

There will be a high school doubles tournament at the DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl in Washington, DC.
by ieppler
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stanford Packet Archive Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Edit: The website works, but the packets seem to be missing. Weird.
by ieppler
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 18442

I'll see if there is interest and check with my coach. I can probably let you know by tomorrow afternoon.
by ieppler
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14112

You can take the Metro from National (as a DC local, I refuse to call it Reagan) but you can't take the Metro from Dulles. However, flights from Dulles tend to be cheaper. Baltimore (BWI) tends to have the cheapest flights, and if you arrive on a weekday there is a commuter train to downtown DC, whe...
by ieppler
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond (1/5/08) Columbia, MD
Replies: 43
Views: 8865

In past years, it has been house-written It's Ac style.
by ieppler
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 9896

Seconded.
by ieppler
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 3562

2008 HSNCT Announced

http://naqt.com/hsnct/2008/hs-nct-details.html

Edit: Apparently McDonald's/Giordano's is farther from the Wyndham than the Crowne Plaza. My apologies.
by ieppler
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri '07-'08
Replies: 26
Views: 8086

Deesy Does It wrote:I angrily walked out during our 3rd game against Lee’s Summit North. I apologize for spraying soda on the table when I slammed my bottle down.
I really, really hope you did something like this.
by ieppler
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your tournaments as Facebook events
Replies: 19
Views: 6663

Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational in DC:
http://hs.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6069099172
by ieppler
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

Bump and field update: Banneker (DC) x3 Bishop Mcnamara (MD) Blake (MD) Montgomery Blair (MD) Centennial (MD) x3 C.H. Flowers (MD) Gonzaga (DC) Edmund Burke (DC) Herndon (VA) JEB Stuart (VA) number of teams is tentative Mercersburg Academy (PA) x2 Pikesville (MD) Richard Montgomery (MD) x2 or 3 (Fel...
by ieppler
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT VII (10/27/07)
Replies: 33
Views: 11556

If it's still possible, Georgetown Day School would like to register 1 team with a buzzer system.
by ieppler
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 7th Annual Blake Invitational Silver Spring, MD
Replies: 14
Views: 3855

Semifinal teams were TJ A, Rockville, GDS A and WJ.
by ieppler
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 19248

I got one for New York today. This is about when I remember getting mine last year, so maybe they send out the New York ones late? I'll be going.
by ieppler
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 22471

Round of 16:
GDS A 250, MLW Gov A 340 (or something like that, it was a 90 point game in that range. Feel free to correct me if you know something different.)
by ieppler
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trivia Buffs Needed for New Show
Replies: 35
Views: 10440

best signature ever
by ieppler
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

2-month field update:
Gonzaga (DC)
Blake (MD)

Obviously, we still have plenty of space available. Send your registrations to ieppler09@gds.org.
by ieppler
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 14
Views: 4705

I think that he was visiting Yale over the weekend, which is why he played alone.
by ieppler
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

E-mail invitations were sent out today. Mailed invitations will be sent out sometime next week.
by ieppler
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

We will be using IS-72.
by ieppler
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)

Georgetown Day School will be hosting the Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational on 12/15/07 at the Georgetown Day High School Campus in Northwest Washington, DC. This will be an NAQT tournament. All teams are invited to attend. We will be using packet IS-72, with geographic exclusivity for Maryland ...
by ieppler
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 19248

I actually thought most of the questions were very easy, with the occasional one I had no idea. The one question who's topic was "V" I had no idea, but otherwise I thought it was relatively easy. I think (and I hope) that was "vicarious." The test seemed a little bit harder this year than it was la...
by ieppler
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21419

Centennial said at the Paint Branch tournament that they were planning on running a tournament that weekend on Sunday, December 2.
by ieppler
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Season Opener (9/15/07)
Replies: 34
Views: 12260

1. RM A 2. Whitman 3. Charter 4. GDS A 5-8 (in no particular order)- Seton Hall, Kellenberg, WJ A, Gonzaga This was about as good as a tournament run on It's Ac style questions could have been. Questions did an excellent job of imitating the TV show, moderators were good, and the final was over by 3...
by ieppler
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32276

Yeah, I look forward to facing Wilmington Charter F at HSNCT. It may happen, Guy. I've seen Wilmington Charter F at several DC area tournaments. Look closer Hopper. Under this proposed system, he clearly says that all states new to NAQT would receive 3 spots to the HSNCT. I'm still stunned that he ...
by ieppler
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32276

Why are you not giving DC a ranking? Given that no teams from DC finished in 21st or higher, I think that DC has been shown to be an area of tremendous quizbowl strength that certainly deserves more opportunities to attend a national championship than say, New Mexico (did they even send any teams th...
by ieppler
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taft: Launching soon
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Will Taft include "paperless tournament" functionality, similar to the program discussed in this thread?
by ieppler
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32276

Teams are actually qualifying on Speed Checks? I didn't even realize that those are used in tournaments. That would be like qualifying for NAQT through It's Ac or another local TV show. I remember hearing that some members of my school's debate team went to a "novice national championship." Maybe so...
by ieppler
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32276

Maybe the NAQT state championships can become super-regionals in the future. I personally think that the state championships are pretty much meaningless; most nationals-level teams will have already qualified, which makes the "state championship" just another late-season tournament with a diluted fi...
by ieppler
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45005

honestly, I can't even remember the name of anyone else on Gonzaga's team other than Ted. Um...Dan? His strong performance at NAQT was referenced in the post above yours. I've played both with and against Dan on many occasions, and he is a very strong player who will be a very capable leader for Go...
by ieppler
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 PACE NSC!
Replies: 27
Views: 13591

IMHO, no surprises other than DCC not making the playoffs. I was sort of expecting them to make it over WJ after their 8th-place finish at NAQT, but I know from personal experience that WJ is a really strong team and they are capable of beating anyone in a given game.
by ieppler
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 204220

I think that like NAQT, games don't begin until Saturday morning and Friday night is used for scrimmages, etc.

Edited for typo
by ieppler
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roster Cuts
Replies: 21
Views: 7843

Stat74 wrote: 40 at practice
:shock:

I think that's more than Georgetown Day has had on its team in 10 years. If you don't mind me asking, how do you recruit enough people to have 40 at practice? Maybe this would be better in a separate thread.
by ieppler
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45005

Two, I believe.

I didn't see Blake at many tournaments this year. They were strong at TJ Fall, so it's surprising that they just sort of...disappeared.
by ieppler
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18116

Maybe someone can videotape a few games at a tournament next year and try out some of these ideas. My experience with video editing is limited, but from what I know, it shouldn't be too hard to add in audio commentary, a running scoreboard, question text, etc. by using standard video editing softwar...
by ieppler
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 43374

After NAQT, I thought that Hunter would be the top team in New York. Guy is obviously an incredible player, and it seems that he is beginning to put together a supporting cast. (A 7th grade math player?!) However, with Douglas returning as a super-senior, Stuy will definately contend at a national l...
by ieppler
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 204220

Maryland
by ieppler
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Thread for People who Like NAC
Replies: 23
Views: 9014

One night, we were actually playing Halo and one of the moderators came in and we just talked about Quiz Bowl. Now, I don't know if you could experience that at other national tournaments, but for us, this was a first. At least in my experience, NAQT moderators are very friendly and always to discu...
by ieppler
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45005

Freshman-sophomore tournament? That's the first time I've ever heard of such a thing in the DC area.
by ieppler
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18116

DH TTHS wrote:Hot Cheerleaders
I guess you've never seen It's Academic...
by ieppler
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45005

WJ is attending PACE. They also had a relatively strong end to the year, beating Gonzaga at the Maryland NAQT Championship and coming in 3rd (I believe) at the UMD tournament. (They also won the It's Ac Superbowl, but success there doesn't really translate to success in pyramidal tournaments, i.e. H...