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by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SNEWT X Official Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

I was there too, and don't remember much else about the final stats, though I'm pretty sure Maryland B and Villanova were also in the top bracket. There were eighteen teams.

I'll pester the TD to get stats up soon.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 25780

Re: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?

I know Swarthmore lost a lot of players last year but I expect they play most tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic (PA/MD/VA) area and possibly some in New England. Swarthmore actually lost very few players last year. Out of a membership in the high teens, including a large, enthusiastic, and friendly c...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement/retirement thread
Replies: 16
Views: 10046

Fred indicated to me that he would certainly (but probably only) retire if Rochester won CBI Nationals, which means you may be seeing more of him next year. Maybe. As mentioned before, I'm going out into the real world, where I will most likely be a homeless bum for a year or two and run back to the...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A blast from the past ...
Replies: 46
Views: 35772

Larry Horse wrote:I accept your challenge Mr. Frankel. I have experienced both tournaments (Div II champions bitch!) and based on my significant share of circuit play I humbly offer the following list:
Which I consider myself both honored and flattered to not be on.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4738

Is there going to be a Mid-Atlantic/Northeast mirror (i.e. one reachable via the NEC)? I reallywant to experience Frankel's fine arts singles, but I doubt I have the resources to make it to Chicago.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75114

I'm going to UPenn next year...I know they have a quiz bowl team. Does anyone here play for Penn? ~Alexandra Penn's team has been fairly weak of late; I think they only went to a couple tournaments last year. I imagine some motivated new blood could only be good for them. ... Is anyone here conside...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Manu Ginobili Open
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

I'm not astonished in the least. He hit 11 negs in one game against us at ACF Regionals...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 54034

ACF Regionals Commentary

Now that Regionals are over and the results are tricking in, I'm curious as to what all of you thought of the set, and of the competition. I guess I'll start things off with a couple brief comments: first, the only consistent complaint that our field seemed to have was the length of questions (both ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals
Replies: 16
Views: 9585

Swarthmore sadly won't be at ACF, since we can only afford/have time for one cross-country nationals trip, and our Div II team is getting priority this year.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7388

I can't seem to find it, but I remember seeing a 20 line tossup on September 11th somewhere in the Stanford archive listing every major historical event in pyramidal descending order of obscurity that happend on that day. That was from the 2002 or 2003 Technophobia, I think, and was also question #...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QOTC XIII Announcement (crosspost)
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

Cross-posted on Emily's behalf, as usual. "Swarthmore College Bowl is pleased to officially announce our annual packet-submission spring invitational, Questions on the Crum (now in its 13th edition)! The tournament will be held on April 16, 2005, on the Swarthmore campus (Kohlberg Hall). The tournam...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 68726

Quick question: If Virginia nabs a D2 bid but not the D1 bid (1st alternate D2, 4th alternate D1), can we bring D2-eligible players that played D1 at sectionals to the D2 team? As MLafer siad, it would be fine. I should note, however, that if previous years are any indication, you may actually have...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 68726

It may be worth noting that our team also negged with Aida, and we had two classical music specialists. I think I agree with the general consensus, which seems to be "good set overall, but why the hell is every fourth question geography?" There was probably as much Canadian geography in this set as ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22563

ImmaculateDeception wrote:Let's try this one:
Over-represented: Literature.
Under-represented: Arts (other than literature) and music.

MaS
Agree on the second part. As for the first, lit is no more over-represented than history. (Which is not to say it isn't over-represented all the same.)
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QOTC XIII Announcement (crosspost)
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

QOTC XIII Announcement (crosspost)

"Swarthmore College Bowl is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Questions on the Crum will be held on April 16, 2005 in lovely Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. QOTC is a packet-submission tournament generally designed at a level slightly below the difficulty of ACF Regionals and open to all teams with...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 10312

For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure our three losses (Rochester, UF, and Yale C) was good enough for third, but since playoff records weren't kept, it's kind of a moot point. I'll also agree with the general consensus that the questions were a bit dissapointing (what with the buzzer races, repeats,...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2004-2005 Predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 13989

I will boldly predict Harvard for Div I Undergrad (same team as last year's runners-up, I think) and Virginia for Div II (aka Thomas Jefferson Alumni Squad). I think both of these teams need to be considered (heavy?) favorites, pending any surprises at Sectionals. Also-rans for UG will probably incl...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grad School / Post-College Plans For Seniors et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 5547

First off, I suck compared to everyone else on this list. Second, I believe Sandeep Vaheesan of Maryland and Morgan Saxby of Virginia are both seniors, and both are at least as good as me, so they should be on the list as well. I plan on taking two years off from academia, and probably then going to...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SNEWT IX Official Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 4994

Sixteen teams came to SNEWT on Saturday; there were supposed to be eighteen, excet Yale just never showed up. Virginia swept the field with a 10-0 record. Maryland, Johns Hopkins, and Pitt A were in an 8-2 circle of death for second (they were 6-1 in the prelims and lost only to Virginia in the play...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Results --
Replies: 8
Views: 5751

Just to add onto and slightly amend what Chris said; Swat A actually had a 5-3 prelim record. Swarthmore B was 2-6 in the prelims and 2-1 in the lower bracket to presumably win the Div. II championship. Delaware A actually beat Swat A while losing to Swat B. Kudos to Matt and Subash for the excellen...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Well, crap. I was just in the middle of doing the last little bit of writing/editing. It would have been done by this evening.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SNEWT IX Official Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 4994

(continuing the cross-posting... -Chris) "Just a brief reminder that Swarthmore College will be holding SNEWT IX, our packet-submission juniorbird, on November 13. The current field is: Delaware - 2 Maryland Penn State - 2 Pitt Princeton Rutgers-Newark Swarthmore house team The original post complet...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10589

Take a look at the really old questions from the Archive. Pretty much anything from the early 1990s. It's obvious that our standards for what constitutes a "good question" has skyrocketed since then. And with ever more stringent standards, it becomes harder and harder to write, let alone edit what i...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 6136

The prospect of ACF Fall at Rutgers-Newark is good news indeed.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 6136

I've actually gotta wonder a bit about Delaware's program. I know Baby Hen is another junior bird tournament that takes place around the same time as SNEWT, and I haven't seen an announcement for that. Maybe I missed it. Yeah, I haven't heard it either. They did update their Maize Pages contacts th...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 6136

I'll admit our reasons for not wanting to host ACF Fall are a bit less compelling than Chris's and Dan's, but they are there. (We're hosting one other tournament in that general timeframe with a first-time TD and we really really want to play and not staff. I just don't have the time or energy neces...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 6136

Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar

Terrapin has yet to be announced, and it's supposed to be in eight weeks. There is currently no Mid- Atlantic ACF Fall host. Last year's incarnation had 13 teams; there is clearly sufficient demand for at least one site in the Corridor. These are both tournaments our team was eagerly planning to att...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SNEWT IX Official Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 4994

SNEWT IX Official Announcement

(Cross-posted on Emily's behalf on the off-chance that there are interested parties who read this board and not Yahoo! -Chris) "Swarthmore College Bowl is proud to present SNEWT IX, our annual modified ACF packet submission juniorbird. This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, November 13, 20...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 313515

At NAQT SCT last year-

blah blah blah, something about cutting off her hair-

<I buzz>: Rosie O'Donnell?

-to get super powers, blah blah blah...

The answer was Wonder Woman.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 49231

From what I hear, UC accounts for most of College Bowl's revenue, while College Bowl itself doesn't make much money at all. High School Bowl is very big in upstate New York (where it's called MasterMinds and is on TV), but I don't know of anywhere else it's a factor. Even if CBI was free to our team...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 57552

Hydrant- Williams has a team, but they don't go to many tournaments; I imagine it's hard being in the middle of (college-wise, at least) nowhere. Shai- CMU has a fairly active team (with a couple very good young players). Rose-Hulman apparently does CBI once a year, but I've never heard of them play...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 70189

It may also be noted, in reply, that Lee's Athens State team has competed against Div I teams in a number of tournaments, including the GT MLK tournament and last summer's NATSSO tournament at GT, among others. That may be part of the reason for the team's improvement. They were 3-8 in last year's ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 70189

Lee- Bonus conversion is indeed a huge factor, as it's the only stat that is not affected at all by strength of schedule. Keep in mind that NAQT wants to theoretically make it so that where one plays is irrelavent to whether one gets a bid or not. Of course, if it was all bonus conversion, our Div I...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 70189

IIRC, for a team to be invited ahead of a team that finished higher in the standings, their S-value has to be a certain (rather high) value above the team ahead of them. While I'm pretty certain that Virginia's S-value is higher than VT's and Columbia's, I'm not sure if it's high enough. I think Del...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 70189

Patrick- Did you accidentally leave out Illinois A in the at-large bids? As for Virginia, I don't know whether they'll be able to overcome their lower-bracket finish and get an ICT bid, but I'll second Adam and say that they certainly deserve it (probably even more than us, with our crap-ass powers ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 63606

Normally I'd stay out of this, but when one is working off almost no sleep and then sees probably the single most ridiculous possible assertion one can make in the quizbowl world (CBI is cheap!), one feels compelled to respond. Um... one can attend approximately five NAQT/ACF/independent tournaments...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14190

I probably could get it, though I do need the Titan part. Seeing as classical music is my strongest subject, and it's at the outer boundary of my knowledge, I'd say this might be a bit obscure for most tournaments, though it should be fine as the "tough" bonus part or possibly in a hardcore setting....