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by OctagonJoe
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 15626

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

SnowCAT got scheduled against the Lake Conference Championship (weird, since they are both NAQT events), meaning teams like EP and Chaska will be unavailable (unless they just can't keep away from the beautiful campus here).
by OctagonJoe
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 7986

Re: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)

Alright, scratch that. We may send one team or no one at this point.
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 7986

Re: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)

Last I knew Carleton was likely to send a team to this, and, if I remember correctly, the new date should only help those who might not have been able to make it.
by OctagonJoe
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites
Replies: 14
Views: 4444

Re: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites

I've heard through the grapevines that Carleton is now hosting the SCT North instead of St. Olaf.
by OctagonJoe
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9976

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

Again, you're talking about public high school freshmen who had never played/heard of quizbowl before this year, since there is no middle school in the area who plays (contrary to my repeated steps to start such a thing). So, yeah. I went to a public high school and started playing quizbowl my fres...
by OctagonJoe
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT
Replies: 175
Views: 19075

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

I think a big problem with A sets, IS sets, and NAQT's question writing philosophy in general is that NAQT does not heed any sort of quizbowl canon that is actually becoming pretty well defined, at least at the HS level. If I were in high school and playing good quizbowl, I would know that reading G...
by OctagonJoe
Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5280

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

I have a feeling Chris might not be satisfied with the Prelim stats for some reason...
by OctagonJoe
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: POSTPONED FROM 1/10/09: Shady Side Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA) Tournament- 1/10/09

That's the current title of Armstrong's tournament, the Armstrong's Conceivably Regular Or Nearly Yearly Meet.
by OctagonJoe
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The mystery of stepping stone theory.
Replies: 77
Views: 9814

Re: The mystery of stepping stone theory.

One reason I said that hosting a tournament on high school questions was hindering people was in the case of high school set tournaments conflicting with real tournaments, such as CUT being hosted on the same day as IO. If my teammates had gone with me to IO, I have a feeling that they would have ga...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying U.S. History
Replies: 26
Views: 4647

Re: Studying U.S. History

The books by Jeff and Michael Shaara have helped me considerably in getting questions on John Dickinson and the Civil War, so I would recommend them for getting a good feel of whatever time period. I wouldn't recommend writing questions on them or out of them, though.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BISCUIT III (MUT Mirror) - March 21, 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 13421

Re: BISCUIT III (MUT Mirror) - March 21, 2009

As a person who actually drove 8.5 hours to Illinois to avoid CUT and go to a real tournament (note: CUT was a 0 minute drive), I would implore you to just mirror real tournaments from here on out rather than play NAQT's high school fare. It's not fair to people who want appropriate questions for a ...
by OctagonJoe
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: ADVERTISING for attendance at NAQT
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: ADVERTISING for attendance at NAQT

sgregory wrote:We're going to have prizes for audience members who get answer correctly...We were thinking of having caricatures of these figures in boxing clothes to encourage the idea of mascots.
Do you understand how quizbowl works? Also, contact Auroni like Charlie said.
by OctagonJoe
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 26031

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

Carleton has exams from the 6th to the 8th, so this tournament probably won't fly. I'll see if I can produce a packet for this either solo or with my teammates, or I can help in editing by playtesting on the IRC or whatever.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMPFest Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 3678

Re: RMPFest Discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament, especially as it was in three areas where I have really limited knowledge. I was on the fence about playing it, but I'm glad I did since it was a lot more accessible than I thought it would be. However, there was one tossup that stuck out to me as having poor clue p...
by OctagonJoe
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 14306

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

Assuming transportation doesn't fail me in getting to Illinois, I'll gladly play or staff this.
by OctagonJoe
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8965

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

I'm going to see what I can do, but Carleton is on winter break for awhile by then.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8704

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I should be available to moderate for this
by OctagonJoe
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

So...what were the results? I don't have any sort of idea about individual stats, but the final rankings in order were Chicago A, Chicago B, Carleton A, Carleton B, Drake. I also want to thank Iowa for running this tournament really smoothly and to thank the other schools for making the competition...
by OctagonJoe
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 3268

Re: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie

The situation as you describe it is almost exactly the same situation Wayzata was in a year ago. Our coach didn't want us going to tournaments where Hentzel wouldn't be present, as she wasn't sure about the safety or something odd. We overcame this by going to tournaments at the U on our own and und...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 14034

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

It is now looking very unlikely that Carleton will attend, as interest was not high enough
by OctagonJoe
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 14034

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

I know Carleton is interested in attending, but we've yet to figure out transportation and the like, so I can't say anything for sure.
by OctagonJoe
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 23077

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I really wanted to avoid posting here, but this seems endless and I want to try to stop it. I think a reading of the QBWiki article on Pyramidality should really help end this discussion. The first line sort of says it all. Pyramidality is a concept in tossup-writing that states that clues should be...
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95149

Re: Bad Negs Again

There was a tossup at history doubles, I don't remember what it was on, but I buzzed in really early and thought it was blowjobs when it definitely wasn't. That was the tossup on inoculations. Considering the fact that you buzzed in after 11 words, it made the remaining clues rather hilarious. In f...
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18993

Re: ACE Camp

MLWGS-Gir wrote:Last year there...[was] 1 from MN
Should I feel slighted as one of the 3 kids from Minnesota at last year's MSM camp?
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11729

Re: CO trash announcement

I believe it has now been decided that Brendan Byrne will join the team of Trevor Davis, Quentin Roper, and me.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 24187

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open & VCU Novice (August 16 + 17, 2008)

I will presumably be in need of a team for these. I can be expected to bring a cheery demeanor and possibly some answers. Email: [email protected]
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15547

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

Wayzata had "tryouts" one year, but it was basically to root out the "undesirables" so our coach wouldn't have to deal with them. I think 24 kids "tried out" and 22 "made the team".
by OctagonJoe
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20364

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I am currently on the list as a free agent and a staffer. Since there is still an odd number of players in the free agent pool, I think it would be best if I were removed from there and kept only in the staff section.
by OctagonJoe
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Voting for MotW: 6/30-7/6
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Voting for MotW: 6/30-7/6

Darjeeling Limited. I've heard good things
by OctagonJoe
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Movie of the Week 6/16-6/23: What Time Is It There?
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Movie of the Week 6/16-6/23: What Time Is It There?

I've generally enjoyed foreign films, but I've got to say that I could not wait for the end of this one. I'm guessing a lot of this is because I'm the typical American who would like some sort of action/plot/anything to at least add something to good cinematography and directing. It might also be du...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9281

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

I think I said on the IRC that I'd be willing to help out as needed, and that offer still stands.
by OctagonJoe
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MotW voting thread - 6/23-6/29
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: MotW voting thread - 6/23-6/29

The Big Sleep
by OctagonJoe
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20364

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Since there are 9 people, I'm still willing to staff instead of play to ensure that no one else has to be the odd man out.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 31, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18182

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

If you had asked someone, we could have set you up with the username and password.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 31, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25556

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Charlie Dees and I have decided on a whim to team up for this
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 31, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18182

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

The Hunter-Walter Johnson game was apparently won by Hunter through a failed WJ protest.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 31, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18182

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

This lunch break is lasting forever.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 31, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13026

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Just to add to the confusion of this discussion, I either negged or 0d at the end of that question with ground rule double. I'd really like to get a hold of that packet to see what it actually says.
by OctagonJoe
Wed May 28, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 14274

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

I will be playing on a team consisting of Quentin Roper, Guy Tabachnick, and Chris(tian) Carter.
by OctagonJoe
Tue May 27, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

I am now officially going to Carleton College (MN) next year.
by OctagonJoe
Sun May 18, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 78453

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I pretty much agree with all the stuff that Colin has said, but I feel like getting my two cents worth in, so: Chaska will definitely be tough to beat, as Sam should continue to improve heading into the new season. From what I've seen of EP's youth, they seem like they have the capabilities to stay ...
by OctagonJoe
Sun May 04, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20364

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Since Guy revived this thread, I'll say that I'm interested in either playing, reading, or scorekeeping as needed.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 03, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

Other Wayzata players:
Chris Heffner- Michigan State University
Eli Reding- St. Olaf College
by OctagonJoe
Thu May 01, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24617

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I'll play willingly assuming my coach doesn't plan a funn activity for that evening.
by OctagonJoe
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25556

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

l'll play gladly and with whomever
by OctagonJoe
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 78453

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

The tournament included many close games, or so I've heard, and the results were somewhat unexpected. Here they are as best as I can recall: 1. EPA 2. Minnetonka A 3. Chaska A 4. Wayzata A 5. Wayzata B 5. Eden Prairie B 5. Orono A 5. Never found out who this spot went to, either Orono B or St. Thoma...
by OctagonJoe
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 78453

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

As Orono has shown to be able to get second on IS sets earlier this year, and EP B has apperantly won a tournament earlier in the year (Could someone explain this?) I can only wonder where you get your information, as to my recollections Orono got second only in the state league, a petty version of...
by OctagonJoe
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 78453

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I too have heard bad things about these packets in IS-76, which makes me excited for the prospect of pulling an upset somewhere. I mean, with bad packets and home field advantage there is no end to whom we can upset. On a more serious note, my predictions, through the top 10 to add excitement, go as...
by OctagonJoe
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC registration information
Replies: 77
Views: 13782

Re: 2008 PACE NSC registration information

Wayzata can no longer attend, as we were unable to get a school official as a chaperone like we were hoping. However, I believe I can still come as a volunteer as needed.