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by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 21425

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

Oh yeah, I'm in precalc on a team where everyone else is pretty much doing math at Penn State, and I powered the hell out of that question
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17187

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

19. Jesuit theologian Benterim claimed that a thirteenth-century law decreed that pictures should be covered during this time period, and its beginning is defined by the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Methodism holds that “Kingdomtide” precedes this event, and this event...
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9682

Re: Next Year

I honestly think mixing and matching state teams won't help all that much, except in cases almost extreme imbalance, like maybe a very good science player from TJ joining Gov. The natural advantage I think will go to teams that have a pretty good chance of remaining intact, like Hunter or State Coll...
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23147

Re: CO Lit announcement

I'm in, I believe with Ike Jose
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9682

Re: Next Year

Haha sorry, I was just replacing Dorman with MW and Henry/Charter with you/GDS... more directed at this year than next

Hopefully that'll clear things up
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38474

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Forgive my ignorance, but are there definite plans for the lit doubles yet?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9682

Re: Next Year

My prediction for next year's HSNCT:

Maggie Walker thrashes Matt Jackson and GDS in three games across the weekend, but, during the fourth game, on an improbable last minute buzz, Matt carries GDS to victory, and they win the tournament
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32181

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

State College is interested
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33985

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Easily the most exciting round was the one with Asturias and Pound
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79850

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

I mean, I was like six inches away from where Todd and Freddy were conferring, so I'm pretty sure that's not the case, but whatever.
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79850

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Darn.

Even so, we still shouldn't have won that game: Dorman most definitely should have been prompted on Gauss for Gaussian integers, it's obvious they knew what they were talking about
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33985

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

3. I don't see how restricting trash to certain parts of the packet would improve anything. (Because a trash tossup, even tossup #3 or whatever, could still be the margin of victory in a 10-point game.) It's certainly possible to argue that trash questions should be abolished entirely, but we do no...
by TheKingInYellow
Wed May 27, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 23875

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Anything in the mid-Atlantic and I'll certainly drag SC along
by TheKingInYellow
Tue May 26, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17187

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

I remember a bonus on Egyptian goddesses, several Celtic myth answers, a couple Chinese things (Eight Immortals for sure), a Norse bonus including Tyr, a TU on Marduk, and an Aztec bonus including Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc and someone else. But still, unless I've forgotten a lot of answers, that isn'...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 25, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17187

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

As just an addendum to what Jack said, I found the mythology overwhelmingly Greek. Aside from toss-ups on Thor and Canopic Jars, I don't think there was any Norse or Egyptian (I'm probably forgetting something, but still...)
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 25, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17187

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

Maybe its just State College, but we spent some time on Abdulhamid in history, and given any basic knowledge of the Ottoman Empire he's not that hard to pull
by TheKingInYellow
Fri May 22, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest - 2009 Edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest - 2009 Edition

Interesting that we don't make the top bracket, but go on to win the tournament
by TheKingInYellow
Thu May 21, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!
Replies: 28
Views: 4930

Re: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!

Sorry if I've offended you or something, it was meant as a friendly challenge for the upcoming national tourneys
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 11, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12178

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

The Fine Arts and Computer Science point is that no high school quiz bowl player is currently pursuing that as more than a hobby, and the people who are considering those things as a career (which is a minority) are most likely not actually doing a large amount of paid work in the field yet. As far...
by TheKingInYellow
Sat May 09, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79850

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Welcome to NAQT!
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 04, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5189

Re: Bouncebacks?

I like the bounceback system because it makes it less likely for one player to swing the outcome by introducing a wider swath of knowledge that is being tested in each match. No it doesn't. The questions being asked are literally the same regardless of whether bouncebacks are used, and the hypothet...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38474

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey Cameron- Ben Geselowitz and I are maybe possibly considering going... perhaps a very knowledge-imbalanced MW/SC alliance would interest you?
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79850

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

State College is interested, whether Ms. Gittings is, I don't know
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09
Replies: 21
Views: 4412

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09

I think I've found some incorrect information in one of the questions, is there someone I should talk to about that?
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09
Replies: 21
Views: 4412

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament III, 4/18/09

For my own nationals predictions, could someone from State College tell me if today's B team is roughly equivalent to the likely NSC lineup? No. Our B team at PACE will be Christoph and Tom, the two high scorers, Monica, who played on the A team, and another kid who doesn't come to many tournaments...
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 16549

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

I wouldn't be so quick to rank Stuy behind Kellenberg and HHHW. Aidan has a very interesting knowledge base, to be sure, and I think they have a lot more potential to upset teams with his deep knowledge in certain areas. I haven't actually played HHHW this year, but Stuyvesant seemed more of a threa...
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45399

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

I know what you meant though, and I still agree very whole heartedly
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45399

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Ike wrote:IF NAQT members and PACE members did a role reversal, I have no problem believing the members behind the new NAQT organization would put on a tournament so good. Then I would just criticize the heck out of NAQT.
Ike

Yes
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)
Replies: 50
Views: 12301

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)

Could I say that it was interesting that the power mark went beyond for ten points on the Soseki tossup?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

Just a quick question on the rules here: on two occasions in the finals, Daichi, Ben, and I all buzzed in at the same time. Daichi negged, and Ben and I both immediately held down our buzzers to get the question when Ike cleared. Ben's buzzer rang in first on both occasions, presumably because his h...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

Thanks to Ike for a generally solid set... the playoffs in particular were a lot of fun to play, and super powers were generally a good thing. So was (oops)

EDIT
Got rid of an answer, sorry, I'm horribly forgetful
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

State College can bring a buzzer
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45399

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Sadly, singles won't work for State College
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45399

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

Do you need an official email from SC? Or are we good as is?
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

Ben Geselowitz and I are definite barring catastrophe
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45399

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

State College can bring a team to Saturday's event, as well as a buzzer and probably a scorekeeper

EDIT: And how long is the Saturday Singles tournament expected to run?
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 8692

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

I have to agree with Guy on this one, this toss-up strikes me as solidly pyramidal, at least from my knowledge of the subject.
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MOHIT Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: MOHIT Discussion

Having only read three rounds, I would say that some of the bonuses lack substantive clues. Like the Kafka bonus, for example "This Kafka work involves a missing person" and "This was Kafka's last work and has a protagonist K". A little bit more detail would be nice, particularly since Kafka has a f...
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7742

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

I totally agree about internal canon expansion, but there seems to be only so much you can do with plot details from three books. Having players be able to recognize increasingly minor characters or plot details doesn't seem as valuable to me as introducing new works
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7742

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

It's also limiting in knowledge expansion. If all that's going to be asked are the titles and summaries of an author's most/moderately famous works, a high schooler would have no reason to research more deeply in to Saul Bellow, and learn the plot summaries/titles of works like The Dean's December ...
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7742

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

It's also limiting in knowledge expansion. If all that's going to be asked are the titles and summaries of an author's most/moderately famous works, a high schooler would have no reason to research more deeply in to Saul Bellow, and learn the plot summaries/titles of works like The Dean's December o...
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7742

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

The Laughing Man wrote: I agree. But I would add that it is often better to drop two titles of works other (and more obscure) than those described.
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

If some semblance of State College team makes it out, Ben Geselowitz and I will certainly be signing up for this. We're certainly thinking about attending, but we haven't really made definite plans yet
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 8692

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

Damn. My bad
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 8692

Prison Bowl Discussion

I'm assuming this is allowed to happen now?
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 9679

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Does the fourth player on Maggie Walker have any negs? Is this school for real?
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17376

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

closesesame wrote:I am more or less sure I am going to MIT next year, and I fully intend to keep playing quizbowl.
Laura Gabrovsek has been known to bite, watch out
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13
Replies: 48
Views: 37047

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Literature Singles - 3/13

Are last years questions posted anywhere?
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!
Replies: 34
Views: 4471

Re: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!

Here's my top few, if anyone's interested

1 Charter
2 State College A
3 GDS
4 Walter Johnson
5 Maggie Walker
6 Hunter
7 Dorman
8 TJ
9 Gonzaga