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by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39716

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Speaking of USAMO Proofs, congrats to Greg Gauthier for making Honorable Mention . ditto for Palmer Mebane of Maggie Walker Governor's School A And, jeez, Evan O'Dorney - just a teensy bit awkward . Watch out Greg: "O'Dorney is also an accomplished pianist. On top of that, he juggles and has earned...
by wd4gdz
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20815

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

cornfused wrote:I'd love to get a mirror of the Delta Burke or some other tournament so I can run it up here in Appleton, Billy. I'll send you an email as soon as I get out for the summer (next week.)
Please do! :)
by wd4gdz
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20815

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Chris Borglum and I are looking to mirror the FSU Fall HS Tournament / Valencia CC Delta Burke tournament. We have scheduled our tournament for November 1st, and would like other mirrors to happen around that date. We plan to produce at least 14 packets, with an optional 1/1 math in each of them. Qu...
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35877

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Attention: Georgia Teams

Please come to the FSU HS Tournament on November 1st.

Thanks.
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008

Basically, this is a save the date for the 4th annual Florida State University fall tournament for high schools. It will be held on November 1st, most likely at Maclay School. I will be posting a full announcement soon. The questions will be mostly the same as Valencia's Delta Burke tournament, whic...
by wd4gdz
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13999

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

As someone who has had the misfortune to play at CBI tournaments, I can only say, woo-hoo! This news comes as a surprise to me, though -- I had no idea CBI was suffering from financial problems. Can anyone speculate as to what precisely caused CBI to suspend their program? Aaron brings up a good po...
by wd4gdz
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9700

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

It's obvious others disagree with me, but I'd actually be in favor of something like 2 pools of 8 instead of a massive round round. Sure there'd be double byes, but that just means extra staff.
by wd4gdz
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13999

Re: Great News!

If you're interested in possibly influencing ACUI's decision, I would recommend contacting Gail Ferlazzo. Her info: [email protected].edu (515) 294-2301 --- Quasi-funny side note: I got that e-mail last night from our club's advisor, who never emails us. I open the e-mail and the first thing I see is...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: UCLA and ACF

cvdwightw wrote:If there's a secret to getting money from the student government that doesn't involve being a large minority ethnic group, no one in the club has ever learned it.
Amen
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13999

Re: Great News!

leftsaidfred wrote:
wd4gdz wrote:I don't appreciate the subject being changed. It's not dead, only suspended. For all we know, they will somehow be back bigger and better.
Fixed the topic, but I'd be shocked if they come back in any viable form if they do take a full year off.
Now the subject line just looks stupid.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13999

Re: Great News!

I don't appreciate the subject being changed. It's not dead, only suspended. For all we know, they will somehow be back bigger and better.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13999

Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

This was in the Microsoft Word attachment: COLLEGE BOWL CAMPUS PROGRAM SUSPENDED Los Angeles, Calif. (June 3, 2008)—After 31 years of collaboration with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), the College Bowl Company is suspending the College Bowl campus program, effective immediate...
by wd4gdz
Sat May 31, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13263

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Just to add to the confusion of this discussion, I either negged or 0d at the end of that question with ground rule double. I'd really like to get a hold of that packet to see what it actually says. Strictly speaking, this term applies to general criteria like getting stuck under the tarp or to loc...
by wd4gdz
Fri May 30, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8818

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

Predict the 12 playoff teams ( bold = undefeated) MLK, TJ A , Dorman A , Hunter, Charter A , Dorman B, RM A , DCC, Whitman , Rockford Auburn, NKC , State College A Top Four Teams 1. Dorman A 2. Whitman A 3. TJ A 4. Charter A Predict the consolation bracket champion (ten points) Walter Johnson Predic...
by wd4gdz
Fri May 30, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25847

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Turns out, my travel plans prevent me from playing this, so please take me off the list. If you need any help writing (preferably American History) please let me know.
by wd4gdz
Thu May 29, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9386

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

I am interested in playing. If you're interested in playing with me, have your people call my people. --- Here's a list of people who have "signed up" on here, if that helps anyone. The field looks pretty good, of course. Ahmad + Borglum Christian Carter Trevor Davis Jonathan Magin Brendan Byrne Gau...
by wd4gdz
Mon May 26, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement, retirement, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4877

Re: Player movement, retirement, etc.

DarkMatter wrote:I'll still be at UL for the next two or three years. In addition, I've made some interesting recruiting moves, so our D-1 team should be fairly good next year if everything works out how I want it to. (I really hope it does...wish me luck, guys)
Good luck.
by wd4gdz
Mon May 26, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24757

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

Dennis wrote:If there are any other scoring mistakes, just post them here, and I'll fix them in the SQBS file.
The stats for me and our resident Bryce Avery Enterprise expert Matt Chadbourne were flipped in Round 7 (aka the second time we played Rob Carson's team).
by wd4gdz
Wed May 14, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)
Replies: 33
Views: 11744

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)

I also thought overall this tournament was pretty good. There seemed to be some grammar issues, but I'm sure Ahmad will have those fixed before this upcoming weekend. I'd say on average 80% was standard canon fodder, with 20% being new (to me, at least) stuff that Ahmad is interested in seeing come ...
by wd4gdz
Mon May 12, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual poll (results posted)
Replies: 13
Views: 8403

Re: Individual poll (results posted)

Billy = N
by wd4gdz
Tue May 06, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)
Replies: 33
Views: 11744

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)

jhn31 wrote:
wd4gdz wrote:They are probably going to some other tournament being hosted on IS questions or something easier, lolz.
Yep, we're just going to read Trivial Pursuit cards to each other Saturday.
More like the ones found on Pop-Tarts, amirite?
by wd4gdz
Tue May 06, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)
Replies: 33
Views: 11744

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)

They are probably going to some other tournament being hosted on IS questions or something easier, lolz.
by wd4gdz
Thu May 01, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24757

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I would like to play.
by wd4gdz
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)
Replies: 33
Views: 11744

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)

Florida State, one team and one buzzer, please
by wd4gdz
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.
Replies: 23
Views: 5505

Re: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.

MiltonPlayer47 wrote:quiz bowl and J! are two very different things and being good at one doesn't mean you will be good at the other.
Just ask Kevin Marshall :twisted:
by wd4gdz
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge

I think the format leaves most scratching their heads every year. As far as predictions go, I've seen Hardee with stronger teams than this years version (kudos to Jackson and Gary from past years), but I would still say you guys are the front runners this year. Keep an eye on Suwanee and Levy--I ju...
by wd4gdz
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 7159

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

The point I was trying to make was that if you have a long drive, getting home at or after 1am on Monday is much worse than 1am on Sunday.
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 7159

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

So you don't like watching football. Fine, but that doesn't make it an invalid activity. Second, you're completely wrong about Sunday tournaments not getting as many people. The only Sunday tournament I've ever attended, 2007 ACF Fall at Shorter, was the largest ACF event of the weekend, and would ...
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash?
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: CO Trash?

In general, I suck at trash, but I wouldn't mind helping out in my niche areas, writing/editing some other stuff, and reading at the tournament.

Billy
wfb04 at fsu dot edu
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20576

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I don't think this is an official sign-up or anything, but I'll definitely want to play, now that I have studied up on the works of Rasipuram Kirshnaswamy Narayan.
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 7159

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

ImmaculateDeception wrote:
jhn31 wrote:...wouldn't even miss a road football game to go to a quiz bowl tournament.
That's pretty weak, dude.

MaS
It would *almost* be understandable if MSU had a good football team, but c'mon!
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30956

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 2008

Florida State will be there, and I hope to see teams such as Maryland and Brown come as well.
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida

Registered:
Leon (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Miller County (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Montverde (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Tate (2 teams, 1 buzzer)

Expressed Interested:
Chiles
Lincoln
OWC
Pensacola
Rickards
Saint Lucie West Centennial
Wesley Chapel
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25847

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

If there's an abundance of moderators, I'll play, but since I really suck at history, I could read if needed, assuming people could stand my horrible pronunciations of foreign words.

NEVERMIND
by wd4gdz
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)
Replies: 33
Views: 11744

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun IX @ USF -- 5/10/2008 (Date Change)

Maybe that came out a little more petulant than I expected, but I was just wondering how it will affect attendance. I want to get something for my experience, rather than having to play Billy, Chris Borglum, and UF for a few rounds and get like two tossups. If its going to be a small tournament and...
by wd4gdz
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 10189

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

I will have no $$ or desire to attend this, so I'd be willing to edit.
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11841

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

I love canon expansion and I bet you think Gesualdo is really important, but as far as I know, he's never come up before in any legit quizbowl tournament (but I could totally be wrong), so a novice tournament isn't the best place to do it. All in all, a relatively minor issue considering the other b...
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11841

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

Deesy Does It wrote: The Planets
Schoenberg
Brandenburg Concertos
Alexander Borodin
The 4 Seasons
Pictures at an Exhibition,
Symphony Fantastique
Gesualdo?!
One of these answers is not like the others.
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11841

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

I've read through all the packets and I figured I'd share some comments. I thought >95% of the tossups were fine. I thought the leadins were appropriate for a novice level tournament, and most answer choices as well. Overall, I'd say the tournament was as good, if not better, than last year's versio...
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida

I have heard enough response from teams to say we're definitely hosting this tournament, so please register.

Field Update:

Leon 1-2
Lincoln 1-2
Montverde 2
Pensacola 2
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental tournament during HSNCT
Replies: 39
Views: 5698

Re: Experimental tournament during HSNCT

I have a plane ticket, so I'll be there. I'll also keep suggesting that you run it Friday night, but it seemed like most people initially preferred Saturday night.
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida

HS Brain Bowl Tournament Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida) Saturday, April 5th, 2008 INTRODUCTION: Your school is invited to enter a team or two in the Spring 2008 Brain Bowl Tournament, to be held at FSU in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, April 5th, 2008. Please feel free to conta...
by wd4gdz
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 3108

Re: Florida tournaments

I'm pretty sure it's on March 29th at UF
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 3231

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

geekjohnson wrote:The question read as follows, "They can be very large animals, and they have also been known to be hungry, hungry..." ... This taught my team to never make any jokes about ANY religion, and, to expect the dumbest questions in important situations at Berry tournaments in the 21st century.
fixed
by wd4gdz
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA

I'm a bit interested in hearing about the questions since I overheard UGA say the weekend before that they had yet to start writing questions for the tournament.
by wd4gdz
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt: 2/16/08
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Sorry for the delay, but I found an error I wanted to correct before posting the stats. That correction meant Jim Baker should've been announced as the top scorer after the prelims, so sorry about that. Here they are: Prelim Standings Final Standings Some people, including myself, are having troubl...
by wd4gdz
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL
Replies: 38
Views: 6538

Our DivI Undergrad team for NAQT will be Billy Beyer, Matt Alford, David Flowers, and Joseph Kostansek. I'm not entirely sure if we'll be able to go to ACF Nats (due to finals and graduation and such), but if so, it will be hopefully be similar to the team listed above, but with the possible additio...
by wd4gdz
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 9055

I'm going to CBI just to spite UGA
by wd4gdz
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT @ UA (02-09-08) Full Announcement REG Closed
Replies: 46
Views: 10024

Speaking only as a competitor in Div1, I thought the tournament was pretty excellent. We seemed to have been flying through rounds, and the tournament format gave everyone some pretty good matches. The readers were good (I'd say we averaged ~22 tossups a round) and so were the scorekeepers. The trop...