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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: St. Louis Open Date Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Re: St. Louis Open Date Poll

If the point of St. Louis Open is to be something that bored high schoolers and not particularly good college freshmen do to kill some time on a Saturday in July, then great, but I was having people from Wash U try to convince me to come to it, and Senor Hang is on the college forums to try and find...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35161

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

This was only my second time ever reading at the middle school level, but I actually found many of the questions to be rather difficult, for example, a leadin about TORCH in placenta that my scorekeeper noted was something he learned in med school. I suspect that a lot of difficulty complaints here ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: St. Louis Open Date Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Re: St. Louis Open Date Poll

I would imagine/hope that you're not going to get much interest in a high school tournament among college players. I was hoping to go to St. Louis Open when I was hearing about it from Sean, but now that I know it's IMSAnity, I think I'll pass.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon May 05, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9684

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Just as a reminder, if there are any more people out there who will be at the HSNCT and would be malleable enough that I could convince them to moderate here, please please please let me know so we can get a full field and have it run nicely.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu May 01, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9684

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

By all means, do what you need to do in whatever back channels to make your preferred teams happen.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 4056

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Greg Peterson liked to get in IRC and make unbelievable buzzes even though he was decidedly mediocre in person and everybody knew he was cheating and kept calling him out on it until he finally stopped. That's why Ike called him Cheaterson.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 4056

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Honestly, even if you apologize, I think cheating intentionally at an actual tournament should be enough to get you permanently banned from quizbowl. Cheating RUINS the game - there is ABSOLUTELY NO POINT in playing ANYTHING if you're going to be up against somebody who has already seen the question...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 58962

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation Understand networking before you post mindless shit, that will be believed by anybody without real networking knowledge. PLUS If i were to cheat, I would have used a fucking VPN or torr, or any variety of anonymity. Do you really think we're ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 58962

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

EDIT: One more thing. Steven mentioned to me in an email that, while he understands why people are speaking negatively of him, he thinks it's inappropriate that apparently some Desert Vista High School players at NHBB are being harassed/"attacked verbally" by people at the tournament. This probably...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 35667

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

If you missed this because you don't read the college forums, this is the side tournament happening on Saturday night during HSNCT - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15760&p=279974#p279974
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 58962

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Is this a situation that's serious enough that a formal ban would need to be enacted, or should this person just be relentlessly mocked until he's too embarrassed to show his face in quizbowl ever again?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 58962

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

But is he an Eagle Scout?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 9521

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

The symbol you're referring to is a martele stroke, at least for strings. The line is definitely a tenuto, I suspect my terminology there is a little imprecise because a lot of the time in lessons teachers aren't don't use all of the right words all of the time and will say things like "marcato" whe...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 8509

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

Was this tournament undergrad only?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 9521

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

I was inspired by this thread to give a run-down of terms that people might have tenuous grasps on, which are going to be the kinds of things you see in a score, but which are the kinds of incredibly common terms that you will need to be very careful to make sure you are using correctly if you want ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How not to write questions on mystery novels
Replies: 33
Views: 8607

Re: How not to write questions on mystery novels

Fida wrote:
canonomics wrote:
That's a broken link for me.
This is what he meant to link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huma
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 9521

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

Because this has been a topic that has now come up a couple times in your tournament discussions, I have never actually seen anybody attempt to make a breakdown of the ideal amount of music by time period. I am personally skeptical that one needs to exist, beyond making sure that your tournament isn...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 43690

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

Now, on to attack some hysterical nonsense- This first clue is absurd: the third movement (which is NOT a "finale") of this piece has statements of the main theme in so many keys that there is no possible way any of theme could be unexpected. Calm down dude! It's not an "absurd" clue, it's a little...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 61743

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Image
Andrew Hart only wishes he could still grow hair like this.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 43690

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

So, here will be some better criticism more aimed at instructing non musicians how to better select some important clues, taking apart that same bach Double Concerto tossup: 5. The finale of this piece reprises the theme in G minor instead of the expected tonic D minor and consists of two instances ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 43690

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

So, unlike Jacob and Jonathan, I played quizbowl when music was notorious for having people write incompetently on "cool" modern composers rather than make any attempt at having quizbowl music reflect the canon of Western music (on top of all the terrible Missouri high school questions and bad NAQT ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 41920

Re: It's Academic discussion

As somebody who co-founded the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance and spent a subsequent 5 years of my life fighting very vigorously to convince teams that the MSHSAA series was a horribly run boondoggle and had to work even harder to force good quizbowl to exist at all in the state in the face of a bunch ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 61743

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

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Rom Masrour: The Preëminent Quizbowl Pornographer
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48105

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

I wasn't aware that ICT does this, and I have not planned to do it at ACF Nationals personally, nor am I aware of any discussion within ACF for any future TDs to do so. Jeff just confirmed that I'm not crazy when I asked and that NAQT does indeed do this. Add it to the list of things I'd change abo...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48105

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

It seems to me like the general approach to quizbowl has always been "if you make the finals, you don't have to worry about playing any more and automatically win any lesser titles." Should this approach be revised to "if you make the top 2 or 3 spots and earn a trophy, you automatically win any les...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48105

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:More importantly, Virginia's had one of the all-time great seasons, Yale has completed a great run with the talented Matt Jackson, Chicago did really well and it sounds like it was a great cap to a great season of quiz bowl.
Penn shat it up though.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 41920

Re: It's Academic discussion

Well, yeah, that's the point, if not for people like me, quizbowl in Missouri would be a whole lot worse, it has nothing to do with MSHSAA, and we managed to get where we got without doing pretty much anything to help MSHSAA - none of us staff state, we had nothing to do with the NAQT bid for state,...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9684

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Upon further reflection, I'm going to start the tournament closer to 7:15 (time to get yourself a snack if you really need it), run a few rounds, and order in food to be eaten during a half hour break sometime between 9 and 10 PM. This should make us able to get through the night a little faster, bu...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to practice when at an intermediate level
Replies: 10
Views: 5019

Re: How to practice when at an intermediate level

It seems to me like a good solution would be for you and your talented teammates to take turns moderating for everybody else for part of your practice, and then maybe practice one packet all together with your coach reading at the end of practice. Another good idea could be to play with teams in pra...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 41920

Re: It's Academic discussion

As somebody who co-founded the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance and spent a subsequent 5 years of my life fighting very vigorously to convince teams that the MSHSAA series was a horribly run boondoggle and had to work even harder to force good quizbowl to exist at all in the state in the face of a bunch o...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9684

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Given that this is Saturday night, don't bank on me figuring out a schedule that is more than 10 rounds total, everybody.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9684

HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Hello all, I am going to be your beloved scamp of a tournament director for the Saturday night HSNCT mirror of the Dartmouth team's WIDELY ANTICIPATED Modern World Tournament. Everybody and their mom is staffing the HSNCT, so what better chance to get your face pummelled in at a novelty tournament b...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11987

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

Note: this is a shoddy reconstruction of a much more eloquent paragraph that was infuriatingly lost when I hit the "submit" button and was told to log in again. In my experience, when this happens on hsqb I've always been able to click back to the page where I wrote the post, and it will still have...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School to High School transition
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Middle School to High School transition

Well, it seems to me like what needs to happen first and foremost is that coaches need to be found at other schools so that incoming middle schoolers have a team to join, and unfortunately I don't think that you guys are in a great position to do that, given that you are high schoolers who don't go ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School to High School transition
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Middle School to High School transition

Isn't it really the case that Delaware only has about 1 team in high school that is actually what one may call super serious (yours), and a bunch of teams that do a TV thing with a couple who show up to a few tournaments otherwise? That's your problem right there, high school freshmen can't be expec...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An interesting situation with a D2-only team
Replies: 34
Views: 10495

Re: An interesting situation with a D2-only team

The other campuses though are also on the same website, and all the wording from them, or Wikipedia, or anywhere else I've ever heard describes the university of Illinois Medical college as the "college" that encompasses all four medical campuses, and which are all administered as one institution, r...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An interesting situation with a D2-only team
Replies: 34
Views: 10495

Re: An interesting situation with a D2-only team

I know this is like 2 months old but I just saw this and am incredibly confused by peoples' reactions here, and see what seems to me to be an incredibly obvious solution and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth, so here goes. Kenneth Lan is not a student at the University of Illinois-Chicago, he is in ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7799

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

#based
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 22134

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

If there are 15 packets, why not flip the playoff schedule around and make the top 4 teams do another round robin, and just make the bottom 2 teams play one consolation game and then go home after round 11? Unless people really speak up and say they absolutely want to play those 12th and 13th packet...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing Everyone to Nationals
Replies: 13
Views: 3002

Re: Bringing Everyone to Nationals

Apologies if I get this wrong, but it seems like your team is new to the whole national circuit thing. I am almost always a person who says that you should play your best 4 player combination at all times, BUT I make an exception for this one situation. If you are new to nationals, and you have no r...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 22134

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

I'm on one of the registered teams!
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 22134

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

Register people! I want to play a good field!
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 22134

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

So, there are no actual teams on the spreadsheet. Is this the case for the field as a whole?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 8672

Re: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion

To be honest, any format where two teams of students from one US university can beat the best club teams and individuals in the world is a flawed format testing only a very small cross-section of knowledge, imho.
Because it's impossible that Chicago could just be that much better than your teams.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 12583

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

--- Round 1 --- -This historians bonus was a cool idea, was difficulty-appropriate, and I think it played fairly well. Props. -This hadith question was extremely transparent/obvious and a three-way buzzer-race occured on "ta'if", which I think was in the second line. --- Round 2 (I think we played ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Stats from old MIT tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

Re: Stats from old MIT tournaments

Ted Gioia gave me the packets for the Harvard-MIT scrimmage back when it happened, here they are. I don't remember who exactly wrote them, but somebody on their teams did and then they played 3 games as a a scrimmage in the early fall that year.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Handle Freebies
Replies: 26
Views: 9808

Re: How to Handle Freebies

My policy is slightly different than the one Andrew advocates and I thought it always worked well. Wait until the end of the question to hear the giveaway, and if you know it, buzz in, and if you don't know it, wait 3 seconds, and then you have permission to buzz in on your own and guess something s...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 37880

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU

I have no explanation as to why I'm up there on the signup sheet, other than that the same person who has been registering accounts on the dating website "BBWDesire" is misusing my identity further. That or some idiot thinks it's hilarious to sign people up to tournaments they aren't going to (becau...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 22107

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Who on the Princeton team has directing experience? Has the actual TD run anything in the past? I can't begin to fathom how in over your head you might be if your first or second tournament is 48 teams, as opposed to a much more normal/manageable number like 18-24.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 84994

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

I don't understand why you can't exercise more editorial discretion on the rankings though. If you're going to bother to have a pre-season ranking I would think you would at least want to be able to be satisfied that they really represent a possible top 25, rather than excluding an obviously top-not...