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by wd4gdz
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19982

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

We're coming, so I think it's safe to move FSU from tentative to registered.
by wd4gdz
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide
Replies: 12
Views: 6801

Re: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide

Page 19: The team on the right is Georgia from 2005, and their player all the way on the left is Noah Mink, and all the way on the right is Michael Staley. The other two (don't know which) are Andrew Moore and John David Fitzgerald. Page 22 (top): The player for Florida all the way on the right is J...
by wd4gdz
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7800

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

wd4gdz, Billy Beyer, played for FSU at North GA
by wd4gdz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 9246

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

I'm guessing someone hit the wrong button.
by wd4gdz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 9246

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

We have a couple of new teams in Div I. Am I to take that a HS team will be playing here (FL State Univ Schools)? Interesting. Also, we could use one or two more (or more than that) readers/scorers just in case. We've emailed NAQT for some help but you're in the area, we would love to have you. Jus...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 9246

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

I forecast that FSU will sign up one team in both divisions by the end of the week.
by wd4gdz
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20417

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Also you really never know who is going to suddenly pop out of nowhere
so true
by wd4gdz
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19793

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

After the rebracketing resulted in four teams with a 3-2 record, I looked up the ACF Rules and found the following applicable rule: "When two or more teams have the same record and are competing for fewer spots available in the next phase of the tournament than there are teams involved in the tie, t...
by wd4gdz
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19793

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

This might be the best field I have ever seen for a southeastern tournament.
by wd4gdz
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 27627

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

This is is everything I wrote for this tournament Chem (all tossups): phenolphthalein, glycine, priestly, halogens, hund's rule, gibbs free energy, teflon, nernst equation Bio (tossups): porifera, ATP, thiamine, histones, prion, leprosy, bryophytes, cnidaria, alveoli bonuses: apoptosis/lysosomes/ta...
by wd4gdz
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get better/study for PACE
Replies: 32
Views: 5584

Re: How to get better/study for PACE

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Pretty much, since the Lark Ascending is an important piece by Ralph Vaughan WIlliams and the PACE bonus is actually more detailed than the one from ACF Nationals. Nice try though.
Nice try at what?
by wd4gdz
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to get better/study for PACE
Replies: 32
Views: 5584

Re: How to get better/study for PACE

Just a coincidence, I'm sure... First bonus from PACE NSC 2009 1. The cadenzas for violin in this piece are composed without bar lines and Hugh Bean produced a famous recording of it with conductor Adrian Boult. For 10 points each; [10] Name this lyrical composition for violin and orchestra inspired...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20417

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Chipola is definitely the best CC this year. Everyone else is fighting for second. Nothing against the guys at Chipola, but I'll have to respectfully disagree. Do I think Valencia is best? Or Northeast? Or Snead? No, I do not think there is a clear cut "Best" CC team. At the Faulkner Tourney, Snead...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)
Replies: 63
Views: 19329

Re: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)

What about a god-given right to pull out of TDing a tournament at 7PM the night before, via email? Yeah, see, these things are different. I had been up for the past sixty-five hours (not counting a ninety minute nap) making sure that HFT was as coherent as it could be and sending emails to teams. I...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20417

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Chipola is definitely the best CC this year. Everyone else is fighting for second.
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)
Replies: 63
Views: 19329

Re: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)

What about a god-given right to pull out of TDing a tournament at 7PM the night before, via email? Yeah, see, these things are different. I had been up for the past sixty-five hours (not counting a ninety minute nap) making sure that HFT was as coherent as it could be and sending emails to teams. I...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 9151

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

People playing quizbowl have the right to call themselves whatever they want, and they shouldn't be prevented from doing so. The community's ability to follow the progress of individual players isn't as important as that right. I agree with Sorice that the people who insist on crashing every result...
by wd4gdz
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21

Florida State is expressing interest in sending a team or two to this.
by wd4gdz
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 23724

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

wexs883198215 wrote:By the way, when is this set going to be posted? It appears that the three tournaments using this set (according to HSAPQ anyway) finished on 9/26.
by wd4gdz
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 11225

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

theMoMA wrote:
wd4gdz wrote:My plans to team up with Gautam have been foiled by Diwali, so I am once again looking for a teammate.
Let's team up, if you haven't found someone already.
Mmkay.
by wd4gdz
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 11225

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

My plans to team up with Gautam have been foiled by Diwali, so I am once again looking for a teammate.
by wd4gdz
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 11225

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

GK + BB are teaming up for this.
by wd4gdz
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 11225

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

I would like to play this tournament, and wouldn't mind playing with anyone, including any of the Minnesota people who have posted above.
by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 36932

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

Back on September 3rd, I posed Bentley a similar query and he said "I don't think we have a slot on our main event team." Perhaps they have a surprise free agent or two? If not, I'll speak for Trevor and say we'd be fine with that.
by wd4gdz
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 36932

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

I guess I should mention Trevor Davis and I are teaming up for this and looking for others to join us.
by wd4gdz
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20417

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

This is a warning regarding the following post made by you: viewtopic.php?f=9&p=150361#p150361 . Careful about telling other people how to post; you've got a history with this sort of thing. Rob HAHAHA! I don't know what I would do without Ethan. I am glad you feel that way Mr. Young. Protip: more q...
by wd4gdz
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20417

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

TheLessFamousEthan wrote:
sychipola wrote:I don't know what I would do without Ethan.
I am glad you feel that way Mr. Young.
Protip: more quizbowl studying, less hsquizbowl posting.
by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking to join FSU team
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Looking to join FSU team

I'm not sure when the first practice of the semester will be, but I will be glad to keep you updated through facebook or something. We have a website that generally lists such things: http://www.geocities.com/fsucollegebowl/ However, we'll probably have to move it to Google or something soon since G...
by wd4gdz
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 36932

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

Please put me on the free agent list.
by wd4gdz
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

cdcarter wrote:I have CO Lit and will be posting it once I get back into Minneapolis, and I am waiting on a final version of CO from Eric.
I guess you're still waiting for a final version from Eric?
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4997

Re: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09

If a young team wants to qualify for ICT, they'll need to do well at Sectionals. It seems to me that playing one NAQT tournament before Sectionals would be a good way to improve their performance at that relatively important tournament. If you compare last year's Sectionals to any of the IS sets NA...
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4997

Re: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09

If a young team wants to qualify for ICT, they'll need to do well at Sectionals. It seems to me that playing one NAQT tournament before Sectionals would be a good way to improve their performance at that relatively important tournament.
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4997

Re: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09

Not only that, Eric, but your tournament would be more respected by people. Holding a college tournament on high school questions is pretty looked down upon. Why do you consider IS questions "high school question?" NAQT says "These questions are well suited for new and less experienced players and ...
by wd4gdz
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 24423

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

1) I'll glad to see less than 3/3 required for European (et al) history.

2) "The mirror fee will be $40 per non-house team." That seems about 33% higher than normal???
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6777

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

Matt Weiner wrote: Preseason Top 25:
It seems weird not to include in your rankings a team that finished tied for 11th at the 2009 ICT, especially since that team will likely feature a very similar squad at 2010 national events. I will assume this a merely an oversight, and certainly nothing personally.
by wd4gdz
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9498

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

I think you meant...
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:Do you mean Hougen-Watson-Ragatz charts?
This textbook, it seems, has a typo. Good thing I found this out before the inevitable tossup on Ragatz.
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

By Argentinian dude, you mean Ginastera? Ginastera is awesome and should totally be coming up at a hard tournament like this. But Matt Lafer observes that, unlike Charlie and Hannah, you're not a Trusted Undergraduate (tm). How may we process this advice my cpu is broken We'll have to wait until Ch...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

This is exactly analogous to the argument I am making about Henry Cowell. He is an extremely important experimental composer who is often paired with John Cage, who actually does come up all the time. It's covered in most music history texts. It's certainly a difficult tossup, but it's someone that...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

This is exactly analogous to the argument I am making about Henry Cowell. He is an extremely important experimental composer who is often paired with John Cage, who actually does come up all the time. It's covered in most music history texts. It's certainly a difficult tossup, but it's someone that...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

No Andy, you see he was mentioned more than once in clues therefore asdklfjasdfkj;lagjkl;ajkl;jklgdjklasjkdlfsdfffffffffffffffffffffffffasdfkjasdj;klstttttttttsdkjlfa I'm surprised to be having this discussion with a player whose team's ACF Nationals packet featured a tossup on "adiabatic demagneti...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

No Andy, you see he was mentioned more than once in clues therefore asdklfjasdfkj;lagjkl;ajkl;jklgdjklasjkdlfsdfffffffffffffffffffffffffasdfkjasdj;klstttttttttsdkjlfa I'm surprised to be having this discussion with a player whose team's ACF Nationals packet featured a tossup on "adiabatic demagneti...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Since when is "number of people on Youtube performing works" a criterion for judging what should be written about? Concert performances are actually significant because they are representative of what symphonies choose to play. A tossup on Henry Cowell is fucking difficult, and if someone like Char...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 22787

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Some of the modern music answer selections I also had problems with - Henry Cowell in particular was crazy, because I've never seen him performed in concert, and as far as I've ever known, the one thing he's really notable for is creating the prepared piano, which would never have become anything i...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2704

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

It's going to be nearly identical to the one that happened last year! How prophetic! I didn't see you stepping up to help and finish CO. Uh, nobody asked? I had no idea it need help to be finished? All reports I remember hearing from Kwartler were that things were going fine. I'd be glad to do at l...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2704

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

millionwaves wrote:It's going to be nearly identical to the one that happened last year!
How prophetic!
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2704

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

I am a free agent for this.
by wd4gdz
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 162069

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

by wd4gdz
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 24589

Re: CO Lit announcement

Matt Lafer and I are playing this together.