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by Tower Monarch
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09

EDIT3: Also also also, Dan's stats seem to be messed up. I don't remember ever seeing him 0, 0, 0, 10, and 40 points in 5 different games in any tournament... especially with a 120, 140, and 200 point games in there. You forget that Gonzaga enjoys switching up their players' names each game. For ex...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09
Replies: 84
Views: 22114

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09

FIELD 1 VCU-ish (Evan Adams, Andrew Alexander et al.) TOURNAMENT FORMAT SPECULATION Right now there will be at least seven teams (one from each registered team, plus three free agents). So I'm going to suppose that we are going to be able to finagle things so that we have eight teams. We'll either ...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15807

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

If Cameron doesn't mind, I can co-edit science with him. This would be more than fine with me. Per Andy, my editing subdistributions of choice would, in order, be something like Mathematics, Physics, Music, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Biology, Philosophy, Earth/Space Sci, American Literature. I'd b...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15807

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

I think you need at least 3 editors on a set like this. Someone told me this was the best way to do something like this. Give each editor a major category and a minor (not saying these are less important, just in terms of amount) category. Major -Lit -Science -History Minor -Arts -RMP -Everything E...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15807

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

One issue I notice is that 1/1 SS will require a large amount of stretching either laterally by expanding what is defined as social science or vertically by reaching deeper on social science. Neither of these are really good ideas so perhaps constricting the social science allotment or merging it w...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 5776

Re: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)

I meant to mention this in my first post, but if someone wants to claim me as their teammate by Monday (I leave Tuesday night and internet access is iffy), then that person gets to pick which of the following I will be reading that week from: Classical music : a concise history from Gluck to Beethov...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 5776

Re: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)

I will play this, but I am definitely going to need a teammate.
EDIT: per Hannah: Cameron Orth, random pieces of early music (i.e, little knowledge of the post-Saint-Saens/Puccini era), mostly in opera; general visual arts knowledge only
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

Re: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)

Matt Weiner wrote: I do know that there are some AP exams in the week after, but this is the best remaining Saturday to do this on, all things considered.
Studying for APs is overrated, though I do have the trifecta that Monday.... Anyway, I plan to play this one, almost certainly with the usual Cosby people.
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6349

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

Geography, OTOH, is a heavily emphasized topic in MS, so people who shoot that down need to recognize that your middle school topics should reflect what middle school kids are learning in middle school . If you want to sneak in things that they will learn in HS, fine, but make it part 3 of the bonu...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6349

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

To add my 2 cents to Seoup's distribution: Earth Science should be Earth Science/Astronomy 2 European Literature is a lot, even though it includes Brit Lit--I would rather expand RMP by making it 1 R and 1 M. 1 Ancient History is a lot--I would rather increase US History to 2 and fold Ancient Histo...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6349

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

This is a distribution that I thought up today. Any suggestions/comments? 1 Biology 1 Chemistry/Physics 1 Earth Science 1 Comp Sci/Math/General Science 2 U.S. Literature 2 European Literature 1 RMP (Mostly M, but probably some R and very little P) 1 U.S. History 1 European History 1 World History 1...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91576

Re: Bad Negs Again

'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-' BUZZ "Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism" In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet". Hey--what set are these from? I would assume it was: Tossup 15. This event was preceded by letters sent from Martin Cerularios to C...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91576

Re: Bad Negs Again

Since the WoQ mirror has finally passed, I am free to post this one, probably the best neg I've been present for all year. Given: Bilbo Baggins's Birthday Party Correct: Field of the Golden Cloth Off the opening clue "Fireworks in the shape of a dragon distracted participants at this event." The wo...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6349

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

As Stephen said, this tournament will focus on middle schools, but we'd like to also get local high schools that usually only do KMO or It's Academic involved too. That said, what would be the target difficulty for that skill-level? Thank you to everyone who offered their help and/or ideas. With th...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6349

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

Noncomputational math at the high school and collegiate level focuses on terminology and concepts from the math taught there; it can be the same in middle school. For example, just as one could write a tossup on "polynomials" for a high school packet, one could write a tossup on "the distributive p...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3124

Re: BATE Discussion

I think Cameron sent them to Chris (or should have). They should be up soon I have not received any set from Cameron. Wow, sorry for the 36+ hour delay from what I originally said (and expected myself), but I did finally send these about an hour ago. After looking through them one more time since t...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

As far as I know, the above stats are fine for the prelims. EDIT: House "B" against James River "B" in the prelims did not have Matt playing (and going 0-0), so his stat line after the prelims is the same but with only 4 GP, so 106.25 PPG. Jason actually played, but it does not affect his PPG. I hav...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3124

BATE Discussion

As of 4:00 today, the last mirror of Bloomfield High's BATE has been completed at Cosby High School of Midlothian, VA, so this discussion may now commence. I understand that Aaron from RPI had made (possibly significant) changes before sending it to me, and I continued with some basic grammatical/sp...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

Alright, I just wanted to thank all teams for showing up both in the morning and (for the most part) after lunch. I will have access to individual score sheets and the playoff statistics Tuesday afternoon, but for now I have the results of the preliminary rounds. After a seven-game pre-lunch Round R...
by Tower Monarch
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10015

Re: Unnamed tournament at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Let me know if you need any help editing or even finishing up with writing. I'm free after April 25 (HAVOC) to do whatever.
by Tower Monarch
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help me schedule the WV State Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Help me schedule the WV State Championship

Yeah, 13's a terrible number. A full RR would take what, 13 rounds? Hopefully we can get four more rooms going. Obviously only if you can get 5 more rooms (plus staff), a cross bracket exhibition game during what would be a bye for each side, even when absent from final statistics, usually makes th...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

So barring craziness, we will be following that 8 team schedule, though I will make two quick points. First, if you have a buzzer set, just show up before 8:30 with up to three teams and we will reprint the schedule because we strongly prefer more teams. Second, no matter how many teams there are, p...
by Tower Monarch
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)
Replies: 50
Views: 12293

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)

Before I see the rest of the questions I will mention the three that I wish I had played on because they rewarded deep knowledge of things I've read recently: Good Man is Hard to Find, Piazza Tales and Optimist's Daughter. I would have been disappointed if I couldn't superpower these, but if I had p...
by Tower Monarch
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

So I am still waiting for any last minute registrations (which are more than welcome), but I will have 2-3 "House" teams with Maggie Walker and Cosby players to make either of these 2 tentative schedules: Same Registration 8:00-8:30 (will continue running during Moderator Meeting if necessary) Moder...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

This is just a reminder that I believe should affect at least Ian's and Freeman's attendance and Daichi's financials: there is a $20 discount for 2 person teams, and I may be able to wave the $40 school minimum if you email me with your specific situation. TJ, I am still looking forward to an email ...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37027

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

TheKingInYelliow wrote:So was ANSWER
So are we going to allow questions specific discussion in this thread since Minnesota's mirror is informal or not?
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45377

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Finally, playing the reduced-NSC format for the first time in a while (possibly the first time ever) really made me think about how unfortunate the NSC format is. Sure, it's interesting and it has history, but it really isn't the fairest format to determine the better team. I'm not sure to how to m...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

Some basic information (more to follow tomorrow evening): Registration will begin at 8:00, though you are free to show up a little earlier. Games will begin at 9:15 with or without both teams, though we will begin at 9:00 if everyone does show up on time. A meeting in the cafeteria (wide open area t...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09
Replies: 84
Views: 22114

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09

Hey, guys. It'd be really good to start hearing from some teams that plan to, you know, come to this fantastic tournament. FIELD 1 Brandeis (Brandeis people) 1 VCU-ish (Evan Adams, Andrew Alexander, Cameron Orth, Matt Weiner) 1+ Brown FREE AGENTS 1 Jonathan Magin Yeah, make me a free agent as VCU w...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79780

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Just out of curiosity. According to the field update, State College has not registered for the HSNCT. I was hoping Ben or Graham can answer why they have'nt? A quick scan also reveals the absence of Maggie Walker and Walter Johnson. Maybe these teams have not heard that Zach Foster, "Noted Video Ga...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: NYC Area Summer Practices

My two cents are that it would have to be someplace fairly quiet, which rules out starbucks. I suppose the NYPL would be a good candidate if you are willing to play slapbowl. If the Mid-Atlantic T-Party "mirror" taught me anything, public library meeting rooms can be conducive to buzzer-equipped qu...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl
Replies: 30
Views: 4445

Re: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl

The reservation I have that prevents me from recommending a slaughter rule (official or otherwise) is the effect on statistics. Quizbowl is understood through numbers, meaning coaches and players alike interpret and act upon numbers generated supposedly out of performance. I will use a recent extrem...
by Tower Monarch
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Date for Spring Tournament at James Monroe?

Well, I would generally recommend against the 26th as it is not only the day after HAVOC, but at least a couple central VA senior proms are that Saturday night. The 18th is manageable, but a few schools have the preceding week off for Spring Break and may only be getting back that day. Despite the l...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)

Hey Chris, Will Butler has agreed to play with me for this.
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

This post will be updated as registrations and more interest comes in: Please send interest or official registration to outhwest AT gmail DOT com. Also, let us know if you will be able to bring buzzers, as I foresee this as being an issue. Registered: James River (2, 1 buzzer set) Collegiate (1, 1) ...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

I updated the registration and information list. If you believe your school's name should be under one of those and is not currently, let me know soon. Also, with about two weeks to go, I would like to make a general call to all those DC/VA teams that have not yet registered to let me know if they a...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 45
Views: 22136

Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Again, Gonzaga is listed as going to this tournament as well as the Robinson one on the same day. Has anyone been in contact with them over which one they will attend? As of WJIAT, Gonzaga was only planning to bring the one team to Robinson. Obviously they'll need to confirm, but I seriously doubt ...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 15193

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

Sure, but what I'm saying is: even people who are expert in social science have difficulty writing those questions. I'm confident that I can write you 20/20 physics tossups by tomorrow and they'll all be tip-top; I can't think of anyone who can realistically make the same claim about social science...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 4001

Re: VHSL State results

Hey, so correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Magister Ludi an acceptable alternative for The Glass Bead Game? I got negged on that because apparently the Glass Bead Game was the only acceptable title. We were negged on a few as well. I buzzed in early and answered The Mighty Five when the acceptable ...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 64223

Re: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test

Prof.Whoopie wrote:Is the link broken for anyone else?
EDIT: It's fine, there are just 2 periods in that one. Just use this: http://www.quia.com/sv/272278.html
by Tower Monarch
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: BATE Mirror (March 21, 2009) Midlothian, VA

This post will be updated as registrations and more interest comes in: **Reminder: The $10 school discount for early registration ends this weekend. Please send interest or official registration to outhwest AT gmail DOT com by Sunday at midnight if you would like this discount. Also, let us know if ...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16699

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

For AAA, I think MLWGS and TJHSST will be one and two respectively. AAA: Maggie Walker Wow, I am not sure I can knowingly put Gov over TJ on questions that focus so heavily on computation. Not that it is any measure of actual academics, TJ really seems to have the edge with this distribution. Obvio...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7744

Re: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

OctagonJoe wrote:Was it ever stated whether this is singles, doubles, or quads, or is that just implied somewhere?
The plan is for it to be singles, but it can become doubles the day of if necessary, especially if there are pairs who won't play solo.
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7744

Re: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

Is jazz and the various non-western musical traditions going to be included in "fringe/popular"? (For the record, I hope not, since jazz is big enough to deserve at least 1/1 all by its own, and I am in favor of making space for some more serious/artsy works of pop music, not because of the bogus "...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7744

Re: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

ACF Nationals canon with some expansion Is this of the ACF Nationals as in, there will be lots of hard questions but some questions on easier things with harder, interesting leadins and middle parts, or as in no answers that you'd ever see at lower level tournaments? Generally I'd say it's not the ...
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31471

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

everyday847 wrote:Jesus this will be a good weekend. Also, reverse those links.
Fixed. Thanks.
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31471

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Matt Weiner wrote: This tournament will be accompanied by a quite exciting singles event on Saturday night and another standard-format academic tournament on Sunday, which I leave to the organizers of those events to announce.
And now that I've done so, here they are:
Music
CaTO/TaCO
Sorry for the delay.
by Tower Monarch
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17817

CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

This is the announcement for Cameron and Tommy Open (aka Tommy and Cameron Open), or CaTO/TaCO to be held on Sunday, August 9, 2009, the day after VCU Open on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond, VA. As the name indicates, this is an open event entirely written by Maggie Walker s...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7744

VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

This is the general announcement of an all Music tournament to be held on the weekend of VCU Open . This tournament will be written exclusively by myself to allow the most people to benefit from my study effort and will feature answers in the ACF Nationals canon with some expansion. As I am still in...