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by First Chairman
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9420

Re: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2008 (8/1 to 8/3)

I have not been contacted about another presentation.
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Definitely a nice-sized group. I would be interested to see if comparisons can be made with the QuAC field.
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Klepsydra
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Klepsydra

Could it be similar to Goldfish???
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SQBS inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: SQBS inquiry

Yes, SQBS has a bonus bounceback feature. At least last time I checked.
by First Chairman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot - 11/1/08 @ Duke
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: High School Celebrity Shoot - 11/1/08 @ Duke

To explain, Cobra Kings is an alias for a NC team that did not get sanction to play as its official name. Hopefully future installments of that group will be associated with their true name.
by First Chairman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)

It's usually just my fault or call when it comes to the initials and consistency of the first initials or names. I think when the answer keys are created, some of the formatting gets skewed from the different authors, and often I'll miss.
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)
Replies: 95
Views: 14605

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)

Damn... I was planning on attending but a conference on-campus which I need to attend has been scheduled against it. Sorry I can't help out. :cry:
by First Chairman
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7735

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

... not to mention... I would like to know how long I should reserve rooms per day. Can't do the overnight thing unless you really want to pay serious cash for security and stuff.
by First Chairman
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7735

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

Again, I do biography as my theme event, but it's not on buzzers so go with it as you will. Geography can be challenging for an entire tournament set though if National Geographic can do it. I would certainly do more than just name locations and places. Geography can delve more into anthropology, so...
by First Chairman
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)

Surprised Copley won't be making it, as well as other schools who do qb stuff.
by First Chairman
Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A
Replies: 253
Views: 24636

Re: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A

Ike wrote I know I've heard people say "why should everything be like PACE"...

Wow... really? :smile:
by First Chairman
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Copley Cory Salem Memorial (No Frills) Tournament 10/11/08
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Copley Cory Salem Memorial (No Frills) Tournament 10/11/08

I was confused on how Green was in the Blue bracket... :lol:
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend Of Quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: Weekend Of Quizbowl

And hopefully as soon as I get room confirms...
by First Chairman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28030

Re: Alabama 08-09

A list of past NSC team participants at http://www.pace-nsc.org/results/index.html .
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 3035

Re: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie

I would agree: alumni ties can be useful in this situation. Not to mention older sibling connections. :)
by First Chairman
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament (11/15/2008) at Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament (11/15/2008) at Ottawa

Would there be a reason why none of the Canadian teams would want to go attend the PACE NSC, other than it being in Washington DC or a bad weekend?
by First Chairman
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Thread About KAAC And Stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 4516

Re: A Thread About KAAC And Stuff

I'll note that KAAC did seek input regarding pyramidality and have been trying to strongly push its question writers towards more pyramidal questions even at the middle school level. There is still much work to do, but there is more willingness to make some changes compared to... Missouri.
by First Chairman
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Detailed step by step on forming the club itself?
Replies: 13
Views: 5358

Re: Detailed step by step on forming the club itself?

Depends on whether you need a budget, need official university recognition, and require a staff/faculty advisor.
by First Chairman
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Just formed a team...
Replies: 5
Views: 2480

Re: Just formed a team...

I am aware of the team (through a few Facebook mail exchanges), and we're going through the administrative motions of getting student recognition and building the group.
by First Chairman
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 131
Views: 40857

Re: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

My own question on this discussion: does the MHSAA control ALL quiz bowl or academic competition formats in Missouri? I find that practically impossible to do so. If one runs a format that is unlike the MHSAA's sanctioned state quiz bowl championship format, technically it should not have any jurisd...
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New guidelines for tournament announcements
Replies: 9
Views: 5393

Re: New guidelines for tournament announcements

Should we get rid of it or do we want to keep it there for our amusement?
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

Yeah, for people who have never played true OAC quiz bowl before, let me give you an idea of how to replicate this: 1) Take a #2 pencil 2) Place it in the gap between your middle and ring finger 3) Squeeze as hard as you can and suffer the pain, because OAC hates you and everything else that lives....
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT's Official Rules
Replies: 53
Views: 6744

Re: Changes to NAQT's Official Rules

If time expires during a tossup, that tossup will be read to completion and both teams given a chance to answer. If it is answered correctly, that team will earn a bonus. In other words, the clock can no longer "kill" a tossup at the end of a half. This is awesome. R may remind me, but wasn't this ...
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Live blogging...
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Live blogging...

Has anyone tried or want to try/review this software?
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

I'm not saying I agree with the rule... believe me, I am not a big proponent of giving someone an automatic loss as a deterrent to frivolous protests, but it effectively chills anyone from bringing up a protest at all. That's my general problem with it. On the other hand what happened if I recall it...
by First Chairman
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Ohio Academic Competition bids for 2009

I'll add to say that there is historical reason why that rule was implemented, precisely because of an incident where a tournament was held up many years back.
by First Chairman
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7735

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

I don't know if it escaped discussion, but if we're thinking about running a themed tournament over March 15 weekend at Mason, that would be fun to reprise if anyone wanted to do it.
by First Chairman
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing
Replies: 23
Views: 7899

Re: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing

Find out what support you get with your student government and student activities groups. Especially for campuses with a large proportion of commuter students, you need to gauge how your program will help create the "student community" they seek to build. Find out when club fairs are held. See if th...
by First Chairman
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7735

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

I do a themed high school tournament, which is High School Celebrity Shoot. It is not meant to be pure quizbowl, and it doesn't even use buzzers! It is meant as an entree for some of the more timid teams to getting some interest in competing. Celebrity Shoot is biography-only across the curriculum (...
by First Chairman
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!

Oh one more suggestion... can be have a shadow topic of this thread in the Regular Tournaments section?
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How To Plagiarize
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

Re: How To Plagiarize

But wasn't that why the question database was created??? </sarcasm> At the beginning of every school year, every class goes through a syllabus and a short lecture on academic integrity, including plagiarism. I hope such discussions do not fall of deaf ears among the teams and question-writers out th...
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Yeah... good luck with it. I would hope there would be a few more teams though I don't know that part of New York well.
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 25108

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

I'd defer to Dave responding to this, but informally talking with him, we want people who can help with the data input for sure. The computational stuff... we hope the internet keeps working.
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!

This is just a reminder in case I have forgotten due to the busy life of a higher ed admin. If you have talked even informally with me about PACE affiliation, please make sure you contact Fred about being on the qualifiers/affiliated tournament list for PACE NSC 2009. Some of you with whom I have a ...
by First Chairman
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11157

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

As I'm also in discussion with Duke about HSCS... please let me know what dates UNC Tarheel will fall.
by First Chairman
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: Qualification Information for the 2009 PACE NSC!

Unless other members of PACE want them, I don't think we need in-house samples BEFORE the tournament runs, of course. :) If the questions become available after the tournament (including all mirrors), those samples would be appreciated. Just for courtesy, please let us know if there are mirrors usin...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11157

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

1. Yeah!
2. Yeah... I guess.
3. Whee...
4. :w-hat:
5. Tiebreakers?
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC warm-up save date: weekend of 3/15/2009
Replies: 0
Views: 832

PACE NSC warm-up save date: weekend of 3/15/2009

Just a notice that I'd like to save the date of March 15, 2009 weekend for the rehearsal run of PACE NSC at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Naming rights still for sale. :razz:
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79806

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Just because the date was changed doesn't mean it wasn't stolen. Well, it also could be a hotel booking situation. All I can say is we're swapping weekends so it shouldn't affect anything except now you can spend more time in DC. I just need to be sure something weird doesn't happen that weekend. I...
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 36583

2009 PACE NSC

With the announced tentative date being taken for the HSNCT, the NSC is now tentatively scheduled for May 23-24 weekend, which is Memorial Day weekend. GMU convocation occurs the weekend before. I want to be sure that this is okay with all the PACE staff since this is obviously rather short-notice, ...
by First Chairman
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend Of Quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: Weekend Of Quizbowl

I am getting the reservation in for March 15, 2009, weekend at George Mason University.
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Project management tools for tournament organizers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Project management tools for tournament organizers?

I prefer a calendar (instead of pen and paper), but it's usually based on milestones of what I want to see completed. On the other hand, I don't usually get a handle of what other people are doing, and especially if we are approaching a time when we are all collaboratively working on packets, this i...
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Project management tools for tournament organizers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Project management tools for tournament organizers?

As a complete diversion from one of the things I've been doing at work is finding out a lot about project management tools, especially those regarding collaborative or team management. I am guessing no one has had experience with this, but I'm wondering if it would be useful for high school, college...
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collaboration and Google Documents
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Collaboration and Google Documents

Just to let others know in case you wanted to try these other programs (according to my handout about it). I would like to know your thoughts about some of these other programs and add others you know about. I don't vouch for these free sites, but wanted to get input... Collaborative Writing tools i...
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11133

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

I think this could be the year of teams with one really good player doing well. The top teams (with the exception of Dorman) all seem to have an overpoweringly good player and a solid supporting cast, as opposed to 4 above average players (correct me if I'm wrong). Hunter has Guy, WJ has Daichi, Ch...
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gunpei Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2891

Re: Gunpei Discussion

I'll admit, I get worried when long tossups like the "defending computational math" question pop up, having had to "read" a tossup on charades a decade back. But too bad it would have been a huge time sink in the NAQT parody packet... it really was a pretty good (albeit off-beat) editorial of a ques...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 22448

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond

Matt Weiner wrote:Jerry & friends won in the first game of the final. The Novice tournament is now underway. Humorous suggestions for how to play off the extra packet from yesterday's set will be taken starting immediately.
Depends on how many more consoles on the Maryland buzzers still work, wouldn't it? :razz:
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)
Replies: 39
Views: 4217

Re: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)

I also want to voice in to say, the presence of a pattern does not imply intent for that pattern. However, it should make us more sensitive to these issues. Nothing more than that.