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by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Jesus Christ, stop hiding behind semantic arguments to avoid addressing whether the quality rating was terrible. Stop bringing up individual examples and personal experiences as reasons why its bad. Seriously, you're using perceived bad arguments made by people who are genuinely trying to convince ...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Jesus Christ, stop hiding behind semantic arguments to avoid addressing whether the quality rating was terrible.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

For those of you who think the point of Quiz Bowl is to win seriously need to get a psychological evaluation. I'm serious, the point of Quiz Bowl is to enjoy yourself while forming a social network with other intelligent people. If you are being paid based on how much you win, the purpose is to win...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

I can totally understand (and concur with) allowing novice grad students to play, but the longtime coach of a nationally-ranked team? Really? I mean, that doesn't necessarily make you a good player, but still... Edit: [ Looks at stats ] Dang, and I was all pleased that Valdosta had started play real...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

The idea is to make teams more considerate of other teams and not take a large advantage of a lesser team. I feel sportsmanship comes into this due to the fact that Quiz Bowl is similar to a sport. The way I see sportsmanship is that each team should help the other, if you can answer every tossup t...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Ok, the basic logical problem with your metric, as you yourself admit, is that it rewards teams for winning close games and punishes them for winning easily. The system is design to go against the normal competitive thinking. The idea is to promote a more cooperative spirit and improve sportsmanshi...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Also, Was this not made clear at the beginning? There should have been a riot when this was revealed. That would have been the immature thing to do. I interpret this as "people should have told the hosts to create a new schedule (which they really should have prepared the night before but oh well) a...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53813

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

DarkMatter wrote:Also, no negs? That's mighty curious.
Exactly what I was going to say.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?
Replies: 14
Views: 3061

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

If you're sending it out via email, I'd like a copy, too (address is over there ------>).
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

I didn't look to see exactly what they had on the paper, but basically variations of "light it up".
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

Oh and there was also a tossup that I am pretty sure claimed that the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and not the Labrador Retriever, is the most popular dog in the US. I'd like another look at that one to be 100%.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33375

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

The same can be said for attractions, with Turner Field , the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center, Coca Cola World, and Centennial Olympic Park all being within walking distance. Is Atlanta a very walkable city? The field is two miles from the hotel according to Mapquest. but some cities are either ve...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk QBWiki sucking
Replies: 86
Views: 22597

Re: Let's talk QBWiki sucking

Kyle wrote:College Bowl
I was looking at that article the other day. It would be nice if people in the know would fill out the sections that just have topic titles under "History of" and "The problem with".
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Bump for confirm if you're bringing teams to this.

Also, emergency contact info for attending teams would be very nice.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

I would first like to take the time to say that the official soap of the NAC is Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Toilet Soap . I am not sure how this ties into the laws of quizbowl funk. According to the QU website , all the regional tournaments are finished (I guess they're done by now. Who cares, really?...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?

Qualifying for HSNCT is much more difficult than qualifying for NAC. It's also worth mentioning that to qualify for NAC, all you have to do is get 19/20 or 20/20 on Twenty Questions , an untimed online quiz where there's no one to stop you from looking everything up (for questions with the picture ...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?

Frater Taciturnus wrote:And even if you do, this is still a thing.

http://burgerbeast.com/2009/03/04/abdul ... a-georgia/
Wow. That's... certainly an interesting name.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?

Speaking as another player with no official ties to any organization* and who also recently witnessed one of Questions Unlimited's regional tournaments, for the love of the Sweet Lord Baby Jesus, don't go to the NAC. Regarding the impressiveness of qualifying for HSNCT, I was thinking about it the o...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

Going from your email (and not to backseat mod), are you a Creekland parent? I remember the player's name since apparently everyone pronounces it wrong, she was saying before that semifinals match. I'll post question specifics and additional reflections next week after all the regionals listed on th...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

I think I need an entire night of that online quizbowl tester thing to get over this. There were seven high school teams and nine middle school ones. I didn't see the actual schedule, but I don't think they separated varsity and JV high school, and just gave a top JV team award. Prelims were a round...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

Be sure to bring an Amulet. :chip: has been known to cause various status effects. I am known to become paralyzed when exposed to high levels of stupid, but Mr. Brown said he hadn't gotten any word that :chip: would be coming. TD is some Nick Rolader (sp?) guy. This should be... interesting. As I r...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4041

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

There will be none of that silliness at our tournament just fyi.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18946

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

3) I'm a proponent of an SEC Championship for Quizbowl. I've been in talks with our university administration about one. While I doubt we could get official sponsorship like the Big South, it would be a good way to reinvigorate some programs which have fallen by the wayside, and allow those teams t...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14270

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

轉 means "turn"-- I guess it applies to the rolling of dice as well. I've got nothing for the first character of the second phrase; it must be altered from the original Chinese.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Quizcub: JV/MS Hybrid (GA)
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: BHS Quizcub: JV/MS Hybrid (GA)

I don't have a vested interest in either CMST or NAQT-A; but looking through the samples that QTQ has written, I wouldn't recommend them. A lot of the clues seem trivial and are not written with pyrimidality in mind, and I think everyone would enjoy sets like CMST and NAQT-A more. People gave simil...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

On format and statistics: Mainly due to fear of lacking the manpower (we've had a bunch of regulars stop showing up since the semester started) and equipment, we won't be timing this tournament; instead we'll just read 20/20 each round. This will certainly keep this tournament from being a perfect s...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

Y'know, when :chip: contacted us to host this, he said he'd be there as a moderator. I think I'll go to this just to meet the man himself (I never got the QU experience in high school).
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

I imagine that it is far too late to cancel this particular event, but I will see what I can do for the next academic year since I will be attending school in Macon for the next couple years, which will make it much easier to influence things. Good quizbowl really needs to spread to the fall line. e...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

I said it in that other thread last semester, but I feel like I could die of embarrassment right now.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

First, can I get some contact info for Station Camp High School? With that said... Directions and parking: This tournament will take place in the Instructional Center (IC). The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) has directions here . As you can see here , we'll be in the building fa...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

I've made some revisions to the discount list. Nothing drastic, just adding details about the travel discount.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10064

Re: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl

Which is why you should try to convince a teammate who does like them to learn them.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country
Replies: 19
Views: 3711

Re: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country

You can add a fifth: Last semester we had a couple guys who played some equivalent in India come to practice.

Edit: Also, that Celtel Africa thing is probably conducted in English.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs and how to avoid them
Replies: 21
Views: 4935

Re: Negs and how to avoid them

Yeah, remember that the neg prize usually goes to one of the top scorers.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Thanks, Mr. Henry. Perhaps it was noted above, but what sets will be used at this tourney? The same ones read at Culver? Also, is this a standard format tourney, 20 TU with bonuses? Yes, as of Sunday we are officially using SCT division II, the same set Culver will be using for the Midwest Champions...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 16643

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

Since I am interested in seeing how bad I am compared to the rest of music players in the country, I am signing up for this.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Lee Henry, the email I've sent out to all the interested schools bounced for your address (the same one in your profile). Do you have another I can use for Columbia?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Schools need to start confirming teams and whatnot for this. Also-- and this should go without saying-- if you attend SCT in any role (spectator, worker), you cannot play in this tournament. That goes for both divisions, unless I get confirmation that the sets don't overlap. Lastly, we'll really nee...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Guy to a "New" Team
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: New Guy to a "New" Team

Papa's in the House wrote:Do your best to follow tip #1; you don't want to be next Indiana SCT 2010.
I'll follow up on this by saying that reading reactions to past tournaments (especially certain SCT sites from last year) has given me a good idea of what TDs should strive for and what they should avoid.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Guy to a "New" Team
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: New Guy to a "New" Team

Not that it's bad that you're asking about this here, but shouldn't your previous president have left you guys with a lot of this information?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 36031

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

Ar$oni$t$ Get All the Girl$ wrote:
cournfused wrote:Kyle or others in the know - does Pinyin have a "k" at all? And does Chinese have IPA "k"?
I don't know anything about IPA, but there is a k sound in Chinese.
And it is written "k" in pinyin.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: He said, she said
Replies: 39
Views: 6185

Re: He said, she said

ACF rules, G.3: When the title of a work not originally written in English is the answer, titles in the original language are generally provided in the packet. Those titles in the original language are acceptable, as are idiomatic or literal English translations and any titles under which a translat...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech Tournament-- Feb. 5, 2011

Hmm, not sure how this post happened.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Yes, you can alternate at the half or just every round.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010

Hard to tell since there doesn't seem to be a field list or staaaaats; they just replace the announcements with the results writeup.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

While poking around the Questions Unlimited website, I stumbled across the unfortunate information that Central will be hosting :chip: 's Georgia regional tournament. Kill me now. Anyway, the dates and locations for :chip: Regionals are all here if you want to add them (there are also the announceme...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010

This looks like the results: "schools that are favored to make the playoffs at 2011 Nationals."

lol at the tiebreaker
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

The Locust Grove tournament is going to use IS-101A. I'd look at the announcements on the GATA forum to check on some of the others, but it just happens to be down right now. Also, NASAT is June 11-13. EDIT: Ok, it's back. Looks like Savannah Country Day is using IS-100, Brookwood JV is a housewrite...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Here is a calendar with mostly Georgia events, including elementary and middle school ones.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22331

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Assuming NAQT allows us, yes. Now that I'm looking at the Culver thread, looks like Dorman will have to choose between the two sites.