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by First Chairman
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: Alabama 08-09

Understood and makes sense. As long as all the kids show up that early for a road trip to a tournament.
by First Chairman
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: Alabama 08-09

Wow.... I don't know about those 6:15 am practices myself... but that's dedication. I would be more prone to see how they practice later in the evening. Not every tournament starts as early as 6am, but many tournaments could run later than 4pm. :wink: Circadian rhythms do have some meaning. I do tel...
by First Chairman
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)
Replies: 39
Views: 4381

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

I understand that many invitationals run without a clock on NAQT packets, but it would interest me if the sorting algorithm changed for those few tournaments that run with a clock. I would like to expect that the packets in the invitational series emulate the national set to some extent. Heck, if I ...
by First Chairman
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)
Replies: 39
Views: 4381

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

I think a general categorization would be nice to have rather than be focused solely on whether fine arts questions are being spiked in that area. Granted, you may uncover something that is a glitch in the randomization process of compiling the questions for HSNCT... I would also be interested in a ...
by First Chairman
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 23697

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

Can you advise me on parking, given that it is also move-in weekend at VCU?
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PGA Championship
Replies: 23
Views: 2913

Re: PGA Championship

Second Slovenly Bully wrote:out of curiosity, who all plays golf in QB?
I don't know if Byko has time to play golf, but he has before methinks.
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PGA Championship
Replies: 23
Views: 2913

Re: PGA Championship

I guess so. Is there anything more ridiculous and pitiful sounding than a golf channel? A lot of other people took my suggestions (Tennis channel). I suppose depending on your perspective, SPEED (everything autosports) probably stinks too. :) Of course, now we're in Quadruplecast mode with the Olym...
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE announces new members
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: PACE announces new members

No, that's not the issue for me. It would be PACE that would be liable if you came unchaperoned. That makes a difference when it comes to event insurance and liability. If your school came under an alias for official purposes (like Kansas schools have to adhere to), I think we have been flexible to ...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PGA Championship
Replies: 23
Views: 2913

Re: PGA Championship

There's too much going on today... argh!

Gotta watch the Golf Channel commentary now.
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE announces new members
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: PACE announces new members

I'm not sure whether your particular circumstance (when it came to NSC 2008) would be under discussion. The major issue is how teams qualify for the NSC that would be more data-driven. However, I still think that for the sake of liability (and in my own opinion), we do have to have chaperoned, appro...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collaboration and Google Documents
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Collaboration and Google Documents

I am very glad this discussion has started since I had wondered how many people would start playing with the technology to get better packets edited and formatted than the "old system." I'm sure there are probably some drawbacks, but I haven't yet bumped into that many, aside from formatting issues ...
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2206

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

Okay... just went through the press conference (NFL network coverage)... over 3000 Favre jerseys sold. Sheesh.

All I can say is that we'll be fully sick and tired of this by the end of.. September.
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2206

Brett Favre goes Broadway

Just in case someone cares...

Will they actually play him in Cleveland tonight?
by First Chairman
Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Actual Discussion of HSQuizbowl/Kidder podcasts
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: Actual Discussion of HSQuizbowl

We are in an age where multiple forums and media exist and will continue to explode. I don't think any one of us can monitor everything from Facebook to myspace to IRC channels. There are multiple discussion forums on the state level that already exist (Missouri, Ohio), and I know that if someone re...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22690

Re: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"

Those are the type of "math" questions that NTAE/Panasonic really likes in its history. While I admit one "ought" to know those numbers, it is not in-depth knowledge that is significant in value. For game shows, sure, it's nice to know "these things in common were ordinally fifth..." but just becaus...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16039

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I have moved the math discussion discourse to Theory.
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-season Poll 2008-09 Edition!
Replies: 13
Views: 2596

Re: Pre-season Poll 2008-09 Edition!

I think the most number of Dunbar teams at Vanderbilt was 10...???
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

Understood... it just makes a difference regarding any real progress towards change. Sad to say that democracy and majority rules in many organizations, so knowing how amenable they are to change is something that needs to be kept in mind.
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

Is it because the makeup of the representatives involved with MO HS debate is more interested in competing nationally than those who are in charge of quiz bowl in MO?
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 23697

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT and call for staff: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17)

I'll check my planner. Probably can only do Saturday.
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '08-09
Replies: 21
Views: 4066

Re: Ohio '08-09

Ike, Having been in Cleveland for many years, your frustration is one that I know a lot of people from my standpoint share. In my day, what had worked for a while is having the lead be taken by the college programs at Case, Ohio State, Bowling Green, etc. to effect change. This resulted in the compe...
by First Chairman
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 3854

Re: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition

I look forward again to Dunbar bringing at least 5-6 teams to Vanderbilt again. I can't remember but usual duties of the assistant coach include driving the yellow school bus, right?
by First Chairman
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

ETC EDIT: I've moved posts related to Ike's discussion of acting to make changes to OAC format have been moved to the Ohio 2008-09 thread.
by First Chairman
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '08-09
Replies: 21
Views: 4066

Re: Ohio 08-09

Good. Constant pressure from coaches and students to get athletic associations entirely out of quizbowl should be kept up until that necessary goal is achieved. To clarify, OAC is in no way involved in athletics...its a format of Quizbowl in Ohio that makes it seem like an athletic committee is in ...
by First Chairman
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24401

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

:: Applause :: Good luck, guys. :party:
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Survey Results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: ICT Survey Results?

Just being devil's advocate as someone who has to analyze surveys that I and others draft all the time: a survey is not a poll but it does give some read-out of the prevalent attitudes of the sample. Just because a baseball player garners the most votes for the all-star game, it doesn't mean that th...
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 3854

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Wow... congratulations Fred!

I wouldn't say put Dunbar at #1 now... he needs a little transition time to get his system up and running. After all, it took Rick Pitino a little while... :wink:
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Survey Results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: ICT Survey Results?

I would like to know where in the PACE survey there are false dilemmas. I recognize I can't do much about the sampling, but then again, I gladly field suggestions on how to do a scientific poll that really surveys the participants in a way that does not raise potential for oversampling of negatives ...
by First Chairman
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Tour de France 2008

Whenever ESPN Classic decides to have the ESPN Classic 2 channel with marathon coverage of past ToF's...
by First Chairman
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11068

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Hmm... technically you should have this as an event rather than a group, but hey... it works.
by First Chairman
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Tour de France 2008

Ah... doubt it. They'll still be honorable and have all the jerseys (except sprinters) enjoy the ride. Unless there's an awful crash or they did a Champs-Elysees time trial (which they never will since Fignon? was beaten by Lemond when they tried).
by First Chairman
Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Tour de France 2008

Well it is over, except for the ceremonial race to Paris. Evans proved that all the experts are wrong again as Sastre found a way to keep his losses low and save the yellow jersey for himself. Schumacher beat Cancellara again to win the second ITT, and Andy Schleck will likely win the Tour in three ...
by First Chairman
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Tour de France 2008

I think it goes to the rider for which yellow actually coordinates well as a fashion statement. Or at least someone who isn't afraid of :bees:
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MANIAC (Moravian Academy)(Cancelled)
Replies: 36
Views: 4870

Re: MANIAC (Moravian Academy) (Fall)

The alternative is a q-share if you have in-house questions.
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18579

Re: ACE Camp

Three possible answers:

1) Lack of knowledge/advertising
2) Summer jobs
3) Too many :bees:
by First Chairman
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

I also think that unless there is a real need or reason to campaign about how fair or unfair the rules are, it's useless to put in a letter-writing campaign. If they don't see the need to change, external calls to change are fairly meaningless. It's like telling :chip: to improve the questions.
by First Chairman
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

From what I surmise from the website: http://www.mshsaa.org/ http://champs.mshsaa.org/advisory/index.asp?Committee_ID=17 It is probably an organization similar to the NCAA but for all scholastic-level activities in the state of Missouri as required by their charter as a non-profit (likely 501-c-3) o...
by First Chairman
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO in Vancouver and Toronto, 7/19/2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3998

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO in Vancouver and Toronto, 7/19/2008

Moderating reminder, Adam: ID yourself in your .signature and activate it if you can.

Resume discussion.

EDIT: I have been corrected by Fred regarding the rules. Using your real name as an ID fulfills the identification requirement. Disregard.
by First Chairman
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 109164

Re: Missouri 08-09

I would be interested in hearing what the policies are in other states such as Illinois and others represented here. This isn't an entirely bad idea (because other states have policies that I find better, if not wonderful), but I'd caution you to do what's right, not just what other states have don...
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 93492

Re: Bad Negs Again

Fred: You needed to provide a little context.

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by First Chairman
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12353

Re: Next Year

Interesting... we were hoping that since you guys at JI came up to GMU for Weekend of Quizbowl, and we were really trying to let people know this was a dress rehearsal for NSC that she might be more inclined to go. Instead she went to Chip's on the same weekend, right?
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 93492

Re: Bad Negs Again

What about bad NAC/QU questions?
fixed... I think.
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12353

Re: Next Year

To my knowledge, there has not been a JI team at NSC. You're definitely more than welcome to attend. Can't say I get your coach's reasoning that "we're bad, ergo we must go to a bad national". Then again, I can't get your coach's reasoning that "we're bad" to start off with. Nope, James Island has ...
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Scrimmage '08-'09
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Scholastic Scrimmage '08-'09

Gee... finding videos is easier than I thought.
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Radiogram
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Quizbowl Radiogram

Shoot... if I ever have time and anything to say (since I have no clue on the college circuit now)... I've got Skype too.
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2908

Re: Tour de France 2008

Am I the only one who thinks ITT stands for individual time trial? Now that it's a rest day, what do we know? 1) You have one dumb rider who thinks he can't get caught doping EPO. 2) Liggett is going to great lengths trying to pump up the excitement about the Tour. Some of it is deserved, but I gues...
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triple Elimination
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: Triple Elimination

Chief Pride wrote:Say a team was to host a tournament with a round robin and then the teams go into a triple elimination bracket, is this possible?
Occam razor's rule of running tournaments: making the playoff format more complicated than your prelims is [dumb, insane, going to take forever].
by First Chairman
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18579

Re: ACE Camp

I know for me and past competitions, I usually allow the admissions office an opportunity to recruit at high school events. While I don't always get the admissions office to do squat at Duke, Case was a bit more accommodating because they know they have a good group of students. They did help me wit...
by First Chairman
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: Alabama 08-09

Nice to see you back, Nancy.