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by Tower Monarch
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 30274

Re: QBDB thread

Something seems off with the categorization for bonuses. Specifically, I was categorizing the first three packets of 2006 Atzlan Cup and the TUs worked but none of the bonuses show a category...
by Tower Monarch
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

wow, I don't check the forum for 24 hours and it devolves to a discussion of my HS career... Cameron did not play for Cosby at GSAC last week since he wrote many of the questions, more than most of our own players, I might add. I think he takes a class there. I believe he said he was taking two clas...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

Quick results:
1 MLWGS
2 Cosby
3 Freeman
4 New Kent A
I didn't here how the second bracket turned out, but the "Finals" match was actually a tiebreaker between Cosby and Freeman for the PACE bid.
Kevin won Prelim top scorer
by Tower Monarch
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 30274

Re: QBDB thread

Wow, this seems like it could be really useful. Any suggestions on what difficulty rankings should mean? (i.e., is there some kind of scale we can apply to ACF Fall and Penn Bowl alike?)
by Tower Monarch
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

just double checking, but I was under the impression Cosby had two teams (we definitely have 8 people), so the number is odd...
by Tower Monarch
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity 12/20 (IL)
Replies: 107
Views: 15949

Re: New Trier Varsity 12/20 (IL)

I may be wrong, but I will enter here as an mACF player/writer/editor in the middle ground and say that the state series distribution here, if used properly could be ok, if not useful. If I read correctly (not sure I do), you could have a round of: 6/6 Science: 2/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 2/2 Physic...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

MLWGS-Gir wrote: I'm planning to do my best on getting a lot of our younger players at peer-editing next year (and of course for HAVOC, if it occurs).
Even if I have to write 4 packets worth, I would really like to see this happen.
by Tower Monarch
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Clues that people aren't buzzing on give them an opportunity to learn, and thus the ability to get better. The reductive form of this is reading two-line tossups to the worst teams in the field, which is clearly not what anyone wants to be doing. Sorry, I didn't see your response before I started t...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Maybe Breughel wouldn't be converted in as many rooms as it should be, but I think that toss up conversion is overrated. Obviously, the point of pyramidal questions is that everyone can play on them, but if you can't even toss up any answer as obscure as Breughel in the preliminaries, the answer sp...
by Tower Monarch
Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

While Adam did beat me to that little Nassar fact I had been double-checking, I would just like to second Ted's comments on the Woolf question as probably true of a decent portion of questions on creators (I find the same to be true with artist and philosopher TUs as well) I have heard in the past y...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Following Cosby A yesterday proved to me the need for a solution to the whole top teams-average teams stratification in high school quizbowl: namely, the obvious response of decreasing bonus difficulty and TU answer choice to help average teams get tossups at the end and have PPBs of at least 6 or 7...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMPFest Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 3517

Re: RMPFest Discussion

I know I just read for this tournament, but I thought all of you serious philosophy players should know an interesting fact: I have never read a work of philosophy but from reading the "Western Philosophy" Macropedia article in the physical Encyclopedia Brittanica at the local library and supplement...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 40457

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

So despite that last loss, has Maggie Walker won enough important games (e.g. TJ A, WJ, Hunter, the list goes on) that we're finally calling 2010 Nationals as Quint initially claimed??
by Tower Monarch
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 100861

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

It's just my opinion, but I think Cosby deserves a moderator discount and free question set in return for my services. (which, in case I haven't been clear can include reading, scorekeeping, moderating, protest-managing etc plus those two packets I wrote.) P.S. Once I finish sending in questions, I ...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU, 11/8/08
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU, 11/8/08

I didn't even plan on playing originally, but that was a great experience (although I apparently took on my teammates' three negs in my stat line, but whatever). It was great to play on that diverse team and to see almost every college player I know.
by Tower Monarch
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 8176

Re: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion

I'll go ahead and give another Pension Grillparzer opinion: overall I thought the set was fine and definitely served my purposes (i.e. applying what we have learned at VCU's summer practice to high school nationals level material) More importantly it gave us (Maggie Walker Students) to have a chance...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI II (12/15/07) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 7786

Alright, I definitely agree that distribution needs to be changed quite a bit as it may have greatly affected some rather important games if some questions were a bit more balanced and/or academic. I would say that repeats are probably not worth worrying about as they're bound to happen, but one avo...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 20386

And Dorman B defeated Gonzaga for 3rd place 230-220
And Ocean Lakes won the consolation bracket over Freeman 150-85
by Tower Monarch
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 20386

Consolation Playoffs

The Consolation Playoff seeds: Freeman Henrico Ocean Lakes A Godwin A TJ B Trinity A Richard Montgomery B Princess Anne A New Horizons Gov Clover Hill Godwin B Raleigh Charter C Cosby STAB A Tucker Charlottesville B "Yeah-Yeah-Yeah" from TJ won the amazing MC PM neg prize CD Updates to follow someti...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 20386

Prelim Results

Here's a prelim update as we are now finishing up the quarterfinals. Main playoff seeds in order: Dorman A State College A Dorman B Gonzaga Richard Montgomery A Charlottesville A Thomas Jefferson Sci Tech A (B-ish) Raleigh Charter A Georgetown Day A Robinson A St Christopher's A Collegiate State Col...
by Tower Monarch
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU: 11/3/07
Replies: 20
Views: 7958

Maggie Walker definitely enjoyed today, which was full of very close games. 13 games is almost unheard of on the high school circuit and it was a great chance to rematch a couple of our close matches. Clearly we have some work to do if we want to continue playing against these teams, but in our defe...
by Tower Monarch
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU: 11/3/07
Replies: 20
Views: 7958

Hey Matt Weiner, Maggie Walker just managed to get enough interest if its not too late. We are going off of your offer in the high school comparison post. It would just be one team, but we need a yes or no by 4 00 on whether we can come please.
by Tower Monarch
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 45157

If no one minds, I would like to revive this thread to take TJ and UVa, where almost all of the above powers played each other, into account. From my attendance at these two tournaments, it looks like RM A, Whitman, Gonzaga, TJ A and WJ all easily have the ability to take the region, and maybe even ...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24173

A situation very similar to this last scenario occured yesterday at TJ. I'll refer anyone interested to read Swissboy's response to my disappointment with their roster in the TJIAT forum, but I hope if this tournament is added to the rankings, I definitely support Immaculate Deception's plan to acco...
by Tower Monarch
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 22614

To represent a team from the bottom half of the tournament, I thought the tournament went well, save only things to be expected with a new TD. I won't bother to comment on these as they have already been mentioned and GSAC will be in the same position this year without Mehdi. My team enjoyed the day...