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by TheKingInYellow
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HS teams playing college tournaments
Replies: 55
Views: 8941

Re: HS teams playing college tournaments

Easily the most interesting question raised in this thread was Michael Arnold asking if high schools teams would actually be that good at ACF Nats level, and do they deserve the rankings they got? I assumed that the rankings were in order of prospective ACF Nats performances, and ranked accordingly;...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 127715

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Holy cow this is awesome
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21712

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

I thought conventional wisdom said that author toss-ups are more vulnerable to list knowledge, not necessarily deep knowledge? Not if they're well written to include plots and characters in the meat of the tossup and only include the titles at the end of the question. Well, no. Memorizing character...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21712

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

I personally like author toss-ups, because they reward arguably deeper/more difficult (maybe I'm not expressing this well) knowledge, and at the same time are ultimately more gettable than work tossups. My personal opinion would be that work tossups (in high school) would be both substantially easie...
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21712

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

If by State College you mean Hunter, I agree
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21712

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

I think there is enough distinction between teams the a 6 team playoff bracket would work just fine, and probably be more exciting for both the top 6 and 7-12. I hope this prompts you to epiphany
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)
Replies: 106
Views: 25082

Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

If you need/want any help editing or writing, I'd be glad to contribute
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8882

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

Maybe State College enjoys using pseudonyms, for whatever reason, and doesn't care about your inability to speculate about our future
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17670

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

I could definitely see State College coming; I'll let you know more definitely soon
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 51173

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

Matt Weiner wrote:[These posts were the only ones made on the now-abandoned QBHistory blog, and are transplanted here to start the thread.]
Tennyson Liu
Tennyson marks the beginning of what I believe has been a continual streak of quizbowl playing Lius at State College
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 23910

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

I would imagine SC will be coming
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09) -- Platinum Certified!
Replies: 53
Views: 109322

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09)

Hey Andy, could we get payment information for the Tournament? We'll have 5 teams, if that's cool. Drop me an email, and send one to Mrs. Gandhi at sxg14@scasd.org as well. Thanks!
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009
Replies: 60
Views: 25393

Re: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009

Yeah, I just wanted to thank Matt and all the staff for a very well organized tournament, and all the writers and editors for some excellent questions. Aside from screwy bracketing, this was one of the best tournaments SC has attended
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania 2009-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3119

Re: Pennsylvania 2009-2010

I'll bet out B team is better than your B team Walker... you're on for ACF Fall
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21712

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

State College will probably come, with 2 teams
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 45411

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

SC will probably be down
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 127715

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

If I say SC will try as hard as we can to make this, will you save a spot for us?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20295

Re: EFT Discussion

While we had an interesting bonus part that described ethers as "molecules characterized by two alkyl groups bonded to a hydrogen atom," this was a good set that was pretty accessible. Did anybody else notice the pervasiveness of questions related to South Africa? Someone had just watched District ...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20295

Re: EFT Discussion

Apparently this set was very lazy in terms of providing alternate answers. Making the occasional mistake and leaving off answers is no big deal, but doing it consistently over an entire set is a big problem. Writing questions is about making them as playable as possible, and part of that is making ...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 64067

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Seconded. I'll add that Christopher, David, Graham, Greg, Monica, Sarah, and Tommy would probably leave the room enraged after hearing 3 questions of quick recall. I hate to go to far of topic, but Christoph has asked me to correct the mistake so frequently made with his name. There is no one named...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 64067

Re: Kentucky 09-10

We repeatedly get beaten by noted powerhouse Connestoga Valley at our state's "championship"
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20295

Re: EFT Discussion

On the whole, this set was awesome, and I speak for all of State College when I say we had a great time playing it. I noticed the same bonus difficulty fluctuations everyone else did, and the lack of alternate answers was also crucial... at least it made our 5 point win over VCU a hell of a lot more...
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12400

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I could be safe in saying that in a really close year like 2009, trash made the difference between third or fifth place and the championship for Charter A, and that it can have a systemic effect on games-- and I'm not sure how I feel about that... Certainly in both of State College's losses the oth...
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 33709

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Sorry, State College is out. Our entire A Team is PSATing that day.
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09) -- Platinum Certified!
Replies: 53
Views: 109322

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09)

Just to confirm, you'd be okay if we showed up with like 6 teams? I still have to finalize details, but it looks like that might be the case, if it's cool
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5716

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

Where should we make our check out to?
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!
Replies: 52
Views: 14457

Re: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!

I noticed a wide fluctuation in LASAs ratings, from 3 down to much lower. I don't know that much about them... can someone fill me in?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

Re: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats

Well that's the hope... certain science-oriented people on my team tell me there may be conflicts with "Science Bowl" or "Ocean Bowl" or other silly things like that, but we'll definitely try our hardest to get there
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

Re: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats

theMoMA wrote:There should be some geography, but I don't think it should be required in a per-packet sense.
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 45411

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

SC will probably show, probably with 2 teams
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!
Replies: 52
Views: 14457

Re: 2009 HS Preseason Poll Results - Congrats, Maggie Walker!

I'm incredibly happy to see that our B team beat out both Dorman and Maggie Walker's B teams in the almost section. I'm equally unhappy to inform you that this is totally and unequivocally wrong, as of now. I considered Walton, but when we played them at NSC, just about all of their points were scor...
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5716

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

State College will bring one team, maybe a second
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Choosing helpful clues for mythology tossups
Replies: 31
Views: 4707

Re: Choosing helpful clues for mythology tossups

Am I the only one that finds Egyptian mythology questions extremely confusing, especially as every god at some point gets conflated with every other god? This is a slight exaggeration, but there seem to be Bast questions that sound exactly like Hathor questions that sound exactly like Sekhmet questi...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2009-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 7501

Re: NY/NJ 2009-2010

Will Stuyvesant even have a traveling team? I was under the impression that their club lost funding
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09) -- Platinum Certified!
Replies: 53
Views: 109322

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IV (11/14/09)

State College is probably coming, whether or not we bring a bus remains to be seen
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania 2009-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3119

Re: Pennsylvania 2009-2010

Our third player, incidentally, is David. Eric is his older brother. Moravian beat a team of consisting of Ben and Christoph, as well as one of me and Monica at the Pennsylvania NAQT championships last year. I don't remember player specific knowledge, but they had a good grasp of geography, as well ...
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you think of this study method?
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: What do you think of this study method?

When our music player was going to miss a tournament, I did this to a certain extent. Worked fine for the short term, especially with a fairly limited-at-the-high-school-level subject, like music. But long term it's probably not the way to go
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DEATH at Richard Montgomery 09/12/09
Replies: 51
Views: 6100

Re: DEATH at Richard Montgomery 09/12/09

Or you could all go to Pittsburgh, which would make that tournament much more exciting
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9306

Re: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon

The greater tragedy is that things without names do not come up. E.g. there was a war in Italy in the 19th century that saw battles at Solferino and Magenta. It is super important. But it will never be a TU answer because it has no name. Same for the war that ended with San Stefano. I had heard Fra...
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!
Replies: 28
Views: 3693

Re: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!

Journey to the Planets wrote:[ but there aren't too many of the wild fratboy types with 6421 facebook friends\
I know I frequently judge my acquaintances based on the number of facebook friends they have :roll:
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8708

Re: CO Lit Discussion

Loved the tournament, though the "solar rock" give away for the Sunstone was a little iffy
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl: More Impossible than ACF?
Replies: 49
Views: 7255

Re: Quizbowl: More Impossible than ACF?

Being perhaps a semi-competent player who wrote for this tournament (indeed, on Tlazolteotl), I can tell you that I didn't write that question to impress, but rather, because I really liked the idea of a Tlazolteotl toss-up. I think I can relate to Mike Cheyne, when I say that I wanted this sort of ...
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16948

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

Yeah, I mean, I totally agree with what you're all saying, it just seems that for me, the question could easily have rewarded a lack of knowledge: knowing the "epic of masturbation" would have allowed me to beat someone who actually had read the book. I don't know how you deal with that, or even if ...
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16948

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

I just read the set, and thought it was awesome, but the "Our Lady of Flowers" toss-up had a lead-in also found on Wikipedia ("epic of masturbation"), so it was sort of easy, for someone (i.e. me), with no real knowledge of the book, aside from that and the three main characters, to get it
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!
Replies: 17
Views: 6920

Re: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!

Haha really? Well I would move Hunter and GDS up then, and put MW behind them. Temporary insanity, I guess
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!
Replies: 17
Views: 6920

Re: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!

Well maybe this was just me, but watching the PACE 3rd-4th game, it was obvious that MW knew stuff, but it was also pretty clear the GDS knew just as much, and was a hell of a lot more aggressive. GDS won by a pretty solid margin as well
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!
Replies: 17
Views: 6920

Re: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!

I find it curious that people would rank MW higher than GDS...