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by wd4gdz
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14674

Oh, did Travis not receive the entire Penn Bowl set and MATTE in exchange for SSI?
by wd4gdz
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

I originally posted at 3:30pm ET on Saturday. At that time, we had played 4 rounds. We eventually played a double round-robin, for a total of 10 rounds.
by wd4gdz
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

Sadly, it was indeed games played.

Anyway, the top three were:
1) USF
2) FSU
3) Seth

Overall--

Good: The questions (they were from Penn Bowl)

Bad: Everything Else
by wd4gdz
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

Whew, 4 rounds done and it's 3:30
by wd4gdz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

Hallelujah, this is the greatest news I heard all day!
by wd4gdz
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunshine State Invitational 1/13/07
Replies: 11
Views: 5334

In the first ever post-SSI singles tournament, Aaron of UF emerged victorious. Despite their high level of difficulty, everyone at the tournament greatly enjoyed the questions. Thanks Jerry!
by wd4gdz
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy 01/05/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Jeopardy 01/05/07

Way to go Jeremy Rasmussen, the Faculty Advisor of the quizbowl team at South Florida, winner of over $28,000 on Jeopardy.
by wd4gdz
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 24424

Charlie said UTC was willing to host, if no other schools were interested in the automatic bid. This is probably why the UTC site announcement is "pending." Perhaps the same is true for Pitt.
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 24424

grapesmoker wrote: I have to ask, are the schools that play on these sets going to be qualifying for the ICT?
Yes
grapesmoker wrote: Have schools qualified for the ICT before while playing on IS sets?
Yes
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tournament (10/28/06) at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

I'll sell the questions for $10 or trade for any set (HS or college) that I don't have.
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tournament (10/28/06) at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Partial Results:
Pensacola HS defeated Eastside HS in the finals. Lincoln HS, seeded number one going into the playoffs, finished third.

Full Results:
http://www.geocities.com/fsucollegebowl/

Thanks,
Billy
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 16207

To be honest, I was expecting this discussion to be analogous to one in which UTC Sword Bowl questions were read at ACF Nationals, at least in terms of the FA and RPM. As that editor who wasn't done at 5AM, I'd like to thank Matt Lafer et al for helping out. Since I had never edited any packets befo...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Florida State Univ. (11/05/06)
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

On Sunday morning, seven teams gathered at the FSU campus. We played a round robin, followed by a split into an upper and lower bracket. UF A emerged as the clear first place, followed by UF B and Valencia A. On a side note, Chris Borglum defeated UF A in an exhibition match, much to the dismay of A...
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 16207

As the FA and RPM editor, I did my best to make most tossups 6 lines long. There are some exceptions to this: the ones that were 7-8 lines were perhaps slightly more interested than average, but I really apologize for those 5 line questions I had to write the morning of the tournament to fill some g...
by wd4gdz
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

I don't know how useful this will be to high school students, but for the last several years, the Chicago Open tournament has featured a "Science Monstrosity" singles/doubles event, usually edited by me (and once by Jordan Boyd-Graber of Princeton). Most of those questions are available on the Stan...
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT High School National Championship
Replies: 40
Views: 13835

The NAQT moderators are a pretty tight group .... mostly people who have done it before. I would say just from being there the past two years, 85-95% of them are really top notch mods. About the best you can shoot for is scorekeeping and maybe moderating on Sunday during the consolation rounds. In ...
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4923

I totally agree with Matt. The readers were good, stats were posted after every round, and we got done at a reasonable time. Too bad more southeastern teams didn't come, though.

Thanks GT,
Billy
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4923

At the moment, I have at least two people going with me.
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tournament (10/28/06) at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

The field for this tournament is closed. Here are the teams:

Suwannee 1
OWC 2
FSU HS 2
Vero Beach 2
Hardee 2
Pensacola 2
Branford 2
Leon 2
Rocky Bayou 2
Lincoln 2
Maclay 2
Eastside 3

See everyone at the tournament.
by wd4gdz
Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Florida State Univ. (11/05/06)
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Florida State Univ. (11/05/06)

Florida State University will be hosting ACF Fall on SUNDAY November 5, 2006. Base fee: $100 Buzzer discount: $10 Staff discount: $20 Per subsequent team: $10 ($90 for second, $80 for third, etc.) Payment must be made the day of the tournament (or before). Payment must be made in either cash or chec...
by wd4gdz
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tournament (10/28/06) at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

RESULTS: Tournament (10/28/06) at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)

High School Tournament at Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Saturday, October 28, 2006 INTRODUCTION: Your school is invited to enter a team or two in the Florida State High School Tournament, to be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, Octob...
by wd4gdz
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13827

So...who won that Berry tournament?
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Late Fall Tournament (12/2/06) @ UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Isn't that the date of the UF Fall High School Tournament, which normally attracts schools such as Brookwood and Walton?
by wd4gdz
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 13271

I agree that this tournament was great. The meta-quizbowl was very well written, and I hope it sticks around. My only complaint is that sports/music/TV/movies should be equally represented, just as history/literature/science should be equally represented in academic tournaments.
by wd4gdz
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best individual performance you've seen?
Replies: 15
Views: 6770

Travis Vitello @ 2004 UF Spring HS Tournament vs. Taylor County
by wd4gdz
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Name That Tune Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Yes, please.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20717

Here's the reply, for your amusement. William: Thanks for the thoughtful email. And here's a quick quiz for you. Go back and read it and see how many grammatical errors and tone-deaf word choices you can find. Too bad your quiz bowl mastery didn't extend to learning how to write sentences that sound...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20717

Looks like the author of the article is a jerk too. I sent a quick email mentioning that there are some other tournaments out there that are actually real national championships. I also threw out the fact that buzzing half-way through a question is not that remarkable. So do you think I get a reply ...
by wd4gdz
Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132921

Unless my understanding is incorrect, there are questions repeated in their entirety between DIV II and the high school IS series. I believe you are incorrect (although I'm not 100%). I played Div2 at SCT and ICT, and have accumulated many of the IS sets from this year via helping out at high schoo...
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132921

I'm a little puzzled by the responses on here. Of course there is going to be *some* repeats when it comes to tossup answers. The ICT and HSNCT packet sets have something like 500 tossups each. The tossups are not exactly the same. They share *some* common clues, but it's not something to be outrage...
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13827

I would also like to see some of the packets from previous years before deciding to travel 6 hours (one way) and pay for registration (which in previous years, has been very, very expensive, IMO). Regarding the Berry Tournament, just because it's been around a while, doesn't mean it's great. Try com...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13827

Berry College is apparently planning to host a tournament of some kind on September 16 ... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/16296?l=1 . "This tournament is for undergraduate teams, and the style of questions will be "College Bowl Plus." What elder wants to explain "College Bowl Plus" ...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13827

It probably should, though I'm not ready to make anything official at the moment. However, I would like to hear how many teams might come to the tournament if it's on Saturday to make sure it's feasible to have it. (Just reply to this topic if you have an opinion.) Great. Florida State would defini...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13827

Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006

At the moment, there are two tournaments scheduled in the southeast for fall of 2006. CotKU at UTC and ACF Fall at FSU. I want some more! Who wants to mirror the Early Fall Tournament? Or PARFAIT? Georgia Tech? USF? Anyone? Edit Here's a list of scheduled tournaments-- College: UTC CotKU: Oct 21 FSU...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UGA Hybrid- DJ Shockley Memorial, Jun 10, 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3315

Where's the results?!
by wd4gdz
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132921

You're surprised an NAQT tournament had a dearth of art and music questions?!
by wd4gdz
Sun May 28, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JS Mill Mirror in Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 6151

You can all stop holding your collective breath, as here are some results to the JS Mill mirror in Orlando.

1) Chris Borglum solo
2) USF
3) UTC with their great xylophone player
4) Chip Thomas and Friend
by wd4gdz
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals Results
Replies: 11
Views: 6839

I think it's these exciting finishes that make CBI so much better than ACF or NAQT :)
by wd4gdz
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (collegiate academic QB) at UTC 4/22/06
Replies: 11
Views: 5728

I'd have to agree with Chris. Take Valdosta, for instance. 7th place at the last UTC tournament they went to, yet, 5th place at CBI Nats. I'd also be willing to put my money on any of the weaker DivII teams at Moon Pie to be able to beat CBI powerhouses such as New Mexico on "real" questions.
by wd4gdz
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (collegiate academic QB) at UTC 4/22/06
Replies: 11
Views: 5728

Obviously, nobody cares about this tournament, since all the good teams are at CBI Nats, but I'll post anyway.

Moon Pie results:

Div I
1) FSU
2) USC
3) USF
4) UK

Div II
1) Louisville
2) Athens State "CC"
3) UTenn (maybe?)
4) Valencia A
by wd4gdz
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz commentary
Replies: 21
Views: 12861

It's one thing if you don't know any better, but intentionally writing bad questions? Seriously?!
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UGA Yale Mirror/Tournament by the Sea III Weekend 3/11-12/06
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

In case anyone cares...

Bulldogs over Beachside Results:
(mirror of the Yale BoB tournament)

Team:
1) USF A
2) FSU
3) UGA A
4) USF B
5) UGA B

Individuals:
1) Billy (FSU)
2) Ahmad (USF A)
3) Rob (USF A)
4) Noah (UGA A)

I assume we can discuss the questions now?
by wd4gdz
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14516

jewtemplar wrote:A little late, but it looks like I am playing at NAQT nationals, although I've been to no other tournaments all year.
Div1 or Div2?
by wd4gdz
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: pre-ACF Nationals thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8777

I would love to go. I just have to find myself some teammates. So, if you're interested in playing with me, let me know. As an exhibition team, we won't be eligible for first play (shucks!), but I assure you a good time. P.S. I am a SWM who enjoys long walks on the beach, and hearing questions on Ei...
by wd4gdz
Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible delayed mirror of William Wirt at Vanderbilt
Replies: 7
Views: 4140

Florida State (or at least, Billy Beyer representing FSU) would go. Who else has emailed you expressing interest? I'd hope Kentucky and Louisville (among others) would be on that list.

Billy
by wd4gdz
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chiles High School Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Chiles High School Tournament

On January 28, 2006, Chiles HS in Tallahassee, Florida held its first ever high school tournament. Fifteen teams competed, with the top eight making it to the playoffs. In the finals, Leon defeated Eastide B. Other teams that deserve recognition for making the playoffs include Lincoln, Rickards, Eas...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: what do you do at practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 8609

Each week, I would keep track of which tossups had been missed; after about two weeks, I would then bring the previous weeks' packets and simply re-read the tossups that had been missed again. I think this is a great idea, and something I'll try at our practices. Nothing fancy goes on at Florida St...
by wd4gdz
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8739

Yes, I think Raj correctly interpreted my comments in a more gentle way. I was a bit frustrated after this tournament, so I really didn't mean for what I wrote to have such a scathing tone. In the future, I'll probably wait a day to comment, so I can simmer down. Now, instead of being so negative, I...
by wd4gdz
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8739

Thank you UF for supplying some superb 2-*sentence* tossups and having Div2 play 7 rounds total. Well worth the $100 entry fee, I say.

Billy
FSU

edit: I changed the word line to sentence.
by wd4gdz
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl (junior AND senior bird QB) at UTC 1/21/06
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

I'll take the bait. Will Jonathan Thompson be playing on this team?

--BB