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by kayli
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Yeah, I've been doing college apps and stuff with the famiglia lately so let's shoot for say... 4:00CST on January 26th?
by kayli
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in Oregon
Replies: 31
Views: 8747

Re: Quizbowl in Oregon

A good thing about starting a completely new quizbowl circuit in an area is that you can start off with the best questions. You avoid having to try to convince coaches to go to your non-QG tournament and avoid having to compete with QG in that area. I think the best way to promote quizbowl within an...
by kayli
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Hey, new idea: We have pre-made teams scrimmage each other and we do it like a normal game. For instance, Tanay, Ankit, Nikhil, and Phil want to play a game as a team against a team composed of William, Joe, Ryan, and Tristan. I can read for them, and they can scrimmage as if it were a real match. N...
by kayli
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 36029

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

the Confucian concept usually transliterated as "ren" in Pinyin is also written as "jen" in W-G (a fine example of why W-G sucks, because it's pronounced "ren" in both cases) Well, the Chinese r kind of sounds like a j, so that isn't even one of W-G's most egregious faults. Yeah, that doesn't seem ...
by kayli
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

I will be doing this at 4:00CST on Saturday tentatively. Feel free to set up your own little matches independent of me though. I know there's been some demand.
by kayli
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31657

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

The problem of single elimination is that one of the two songs I would have voted for for one and two had to go. Tournament should have split into 8 round robins of 8 and then re-seeded after the prelims into a superplayoff. There could have been issues with seeding though. Best choice would have o...
by kayli
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

I started off with EFT. Jon used Cardinal Classic. I'm not sure what happened in between.
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Come one, come all?
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Here you are: http://me.tokbox.com/conf/bmu5qv2ij2k5iqwg. I'll start at 8:00CST plus/minus facebook.
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Computer and internet as far as I know.

Also, I'll be reading (oh God) at 8:00 CST for those interested in trying this out.
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

I suppose this would work for skype too. We all stopped our webcams as to not be distracting so yeah the video advantage wasn't used.
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 36029

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

You, sir, are a quizbowl saint.
by kayli
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11068

Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

So yesterday on a whim, I decided to try a new idea for quizbowl scrimmages. I got some people (I think it was Dallin, Nikhil, Tanay, Douglas, and Benji), and I used tokbox (an online video conference client) and my handy headset to read questions to them. Everyone except me muted themselves to elim...
by kayli
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks on bonuses
Replies: 54
Views: 13814

Re: Bouncebacks on bonuses

I think bouncebacks are good for normal tournaments provided you have skilled enough moderators. I like them because they to reward the more knowledgeable team. However, this does eliminate a lot of the gamesmanship quizbowl sometimes needs (like that killer instinct to buzz on a tossup when you kno...
by kayli
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 9590

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

What set would our friends in Alabama like to hear provided we hosted another tournament in Pensacola? I'm presuming you don't want another NAQT set (seeing as you have so many being read in your state already) so Pensacola was thinking of using Prison Bowl or an HSAPQ set. Originally, we were plann...
by kayli
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 7996

Re: Florida '10-'11

It'll probably be the closest a national tournament will ever be to our fair state). PACE NSC 2005 was IN your "fair" state! Oh, how could I forget. Well, it hasn't been around here for a while. (Also, Orlando is much further away from some of us than Atlanta). Orlando is far away for a lot of peop...
by kayli
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 7996

Re: Florida '10-'11

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote: It'll probably be the closest a national tournament will ever be to our fair state).
PACE NSC 2005 was IN your "fair" state!
Oh, how could I forget. Well, it hasn't been around here for a while. (Also, Orlando is much further away from some of us than Atlanta).
by kayli
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors

Just making sure, but this will have 10 packets plus 2 finals packets (with the last finals packets being a little harder than the rest), correct?
by kayli
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

This applies mainly to Florida and Alabama people, but... Pensacola is thinking of running a tournament in the fall, and we were wondering which set you would like to see used. We're thinking of mirroring GSAC or Prison Bowl, but we're also willing to just do a normal IS-A, IS, or HSAPQ set. Thoughts?
by kayli
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96751

Re: On-going season rankings

We should probably start the mid-season poll after this week since it seems there won't be many big tournaments on the 18th and definitely none on the 25th.
by kayli
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 7996

Re: Florida '10-'11

The tournament at UF was really fun. Maclay, Rickards, and Ransom Everglades were all really good teams. For the varsity division, the final match was between Pensacola A and Ransom Everglades A with Ransom Everglades coming out on top after a very fun match. The semifinalists were Maclay A and Rick...
by kayli
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT, new moderators, and time
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: NAQT, new moderators, and time

The way A-sets are written, the only way I could see it taking more than 25 minutes to run a round is if the moderators hold conversations between questions. Obviously that is a risk, but if you tell your moderators to not do it, and then tell them to cut it out if they are doing it, that should ke...
by kayli
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scheduling help
Replies: 21
Views: 2333

Re: Scheduling help

Next time you host a tournament, you should probably try to cap the teams at a number of teams which produces an optimal tournament. All the solutions here aren't going to be the best because you're limited by packets. Figure out how many teams your packets can support and keep to that cap. That bei...
by kayli
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Tournaments in the Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Easy Tournaments in the Spring

Are there any easy tournaments that can be mirrored in the spring? I'm thinking of just hosting on an A-set, but I wanted to know if there were any other possibilities. Most of our field probably wouldn't fare too well on any questions harder than an A-set looking back on our tournament from fall (s...
by kayli
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9819

Re: trophies?

I think you should for the top 3 teams. It's a nice gesture.
by kayli
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59600

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I've actually given up on math comp. Ho hum.
by kayli
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59600

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

What a ringing endorsement. O Charles, there was a time when the Illinoisans were famous among the other Americans only for their deep dish pizza and their political scandals; but now, if I am not mistaken, they are equally famous for their wisdom, especially at Chicago, which is the native city of...
by kayli
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59600

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I actually quite enjoy the influx of IMSA students. They bring some fresh new opinions, and now I don't have to be the only one fighting the battle for math.
by kayli
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Thanks guys, I've updated the calendar with more NAQT events except for the tentative ones and the state championship ones.
by kayli
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

List of wrestling-based comic books wrote:Here is a calendar with mostly Georgia events, including elementary and middle school ones.
Thanks!
by kayli
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12472

Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

I think it would be beneficial to have one of these here so we can keep track of what tournaments are in the area so we can find tournaments to attend. January 1 : January 8 : 21st Annual Hornet Invitational (IS-100), Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, Georgia January 15 : Classic City Classic (...
by kayli
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT host call
Replies: 10
Views: 3555

Re: 2011 NASAT host call

Matt Weiner wrote:We would like to collect all bids by October 31 and make an announcement shortly afterwards.
Not to sound too impatient, but has this happened yet?
by kayli
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 9590

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

So Pensacola is thinking of hosting another tournament in February, and we were wondering if any of our friends from Alabama would likely come.
by kayli
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 9927

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Time Transfixed is what, Magritte's fourth most famous work? WRONG. What are you, Andy Watkins learning chemistry differently? Try "first " or "second" most famous works and we'd be talking. Just from talking to various people (not necessarily quizbowlers) and reading articles and stuff, I was alwa...
by kayli
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MATH!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

Re: MATH!!!

I think these are awesome. I approve.
by kayli
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59600

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Dominator wrote:
Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:Hey Coach Reinstein, I may have recruited one of my parent's friends's daughter to quizbowl for you. She'll be class of 2017. Watch out.
Is she interested in math and science? ;)
Haha, she is. I don't know if she'll apply to IMSA though.
by kayli
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59600

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Hey Coach Reinstein, I may have recruited one of my parent's friends's daughter to quizbowl for you. She'll be class of 2017. Watch out.
by kayli
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)
Replies: 39
Views: 13295

Re: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)

Field (16+) Chatham Glenwood (IL) Ransom Everglades (FL) (2) Parkway Central (2) Parkway West (2) Springfield High School (IL) Lafayette (1+) DeSmet (2) Rock Bridge (2) Francis Howell Central (2) Northmont (OH) Savannah Interested Jefferson City HS Clayton Eureka Villa Duchesne Oakville Wow, that's...
by kayli
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18090

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

Oh my, Dan-Don has a good point. I think you are overlooking social science a lot. It would probably be best to shift one math down for one social science up. Also, you should totally eliminate trash and never use it again. The social science needs some more brawn.

EDIT: if possible, that is.
by kayli
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18090

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

I think that science may be overrepresented in this distribution some, but I think that the sciences overall are a little underrepresented in quizbowl. In my opinion, a lot of the other parts of the distribution tend to be more closely related. I'd say that most of the social science distribution is...
by kayli
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18090

Re: Looking for mirrors: IMSANITY

SirT wrote:Are you people seriously suggesting that Mathematics is not science? Did you hit your head falling down that rabbit hole?
The point.


Your head.
by kayli
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18090

Re: Looking for mirrors: IMSANITY

3/3 math is a bit excessive in my opinion, but people are right in that math isn't very connected to other fields in science like biology and chemistry (at least at the high school level). In fact, I believe the sciences are more distinct from each other at the high school level than other subjects ...
by kayli
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18090

Re: Looking for mirrors: IMSANITY

There's way more overlap between math and all areas of science that you realize, first of all. Even fields of mathematics that you wouldn't ordinary think had some kind of application (like group theory or topology) are regularly used in physics, chemistry, and even biology. The things studied in m...
by kayli
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 12830

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:What are people's opinions on asking grammar questions at the high school level?
Hard if not impossible to write both meaningfully and pyrimidally.
by kayli
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 12830

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

Zero to literary criticism. Say what you want about the importance of certain papers dealing with literary criticism, but there's no reason it should be tossed up on the high school level. For one, not that many schools require people to read literary criticism even at the AP/IB level (and even if s...
by kayli
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22329

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

Pensacola is going to send two teams, two buzzers, and a moderator tentatively then.
by kayli
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22329

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2010

List of wrestling-based comic books wrote:I've updated the announcement to reflect the new date and whatnot.
This date has already passed. Do you mean April 16, 2011?
by kayli
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96751

Re: On-going season rankings

Forty-sixth? Dark horse time.

*starts reading packets*