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by wd4gdz
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 18549

Matt Weiner wrote:Mackinder has been asked about for a long time.
Correct. A quick search shows a tossup on Mackinder from the 1996 Terrapin Invitational. The last words in the tossup are The Geographical Pivot of History.
by wd4gdz
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 18549

Also, that bonus on Mackinder is incredibly hard. Mackinder probably needs to be the third part of a bonus. Asking about his book, however well-known it might be among geographers, is probably not appropriate even at a high-level tournament. I'm currently taking a 1000-level geography class here at...
by wd4gdz
Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 26357

Well, I know very little about college bowl, but I wass just wondering, what's the buzz (pardon the potential GT pun) about schools in GA, namely UGA, GA Tech, Emory, and Berry? I'll answer regarding NAQT/ACF tournaments (CBI don't count in my book). Despite having gone to around twenty or so acade...
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Business of TRASH
Replies: 21
Views: 10659

If Napier is defending Robin, the Apocalypse must be near.
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Business of TRASH
Replies: 21
Views: 10659

Noah (or anyone else affiliated with UGA),

I was just curious...how many academic tournaments has UGA been to this year (that weren't held on the UGA campus, that is)?

Thanks,
Billy
by wd4gdz
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible TCHS Fallbrawl date
Replies: 8
Views: 3939

The all-girls school in Washington D.C.?
That's kind of neat...

--Billy
by wd4gdz
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15585

Listed below is a link to some of the tossups I wrote for the 2005 CotKU tournament. If you have time, feel free to look over it. http://www.geocities.com/fsucollegebowl/Criticism.rtf If any of you sageful veterans have any constructive criticism about the packet, please let me know, either on here,...
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15585

Partial Results:

Div 1:
1) Vandy A
2) Florida State A
3) Seth Kendall
4) Georgia Tech A

Vandy beat FSU (280-240) in an exciting match that came down to the last question.


Thank you Charlie and the rest of the UTC crew for putting on another great tournament.

--Billy
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Eigteen teams participated in the first ever FSU HS Tournament. After the 7-round swiss-pairing prelims, the top three teams were: 1) Florida High 2) Maclay 3) Pensacola A The top 8 then made it to the playoffs. In the first semifinals match, fourth seeded Rickards A upset Florida High, and in the s...
by wd4gdz
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

*bump*

Update #3

--Check update field.

--Only pop culture and current events questions left to be written.

--C'mon FSU, Marshall, Miss. St., Oklahoma, Duke, UT, 'Zona!
by wd4gdz
Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Yale BOB mirror- Bulldogs over Broad Street
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

I never *wanted* to write a packet, nor did I ever renege saying I would.
The only thing that is funny is how badly UF played today. I know we can agree there.

-BB
by wd4gdz
Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Yale BOB mirror- Bulldogs over Broad Street
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

I was looking over the Tulsa mirror and teams attending there don't have to submit a packet. C'mon Robin, you should do that. I don't feel like writing a packet, but I also don't want to pay an extra $40.
by wd4gdz
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Yale BOB mirror- Bulldogs over Broad Street
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

Packet? Sure, why not. Expect it around the 21st though.
I have a feeling this tournament would be over by 3:30 or so...

--BB
by wd4gdz
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Yale BOB mirror- Bulldogs over Broad Street
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

Florida State will send a team.

--Billy Beyer
by wd4gdz
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Update #2 --The field has been updated with some new editions. --The definition of a JV team can be stretched a bit. For example, if you have an 11th grader who has never touched a buzzer before, feel free to have him on a JV team. --The early registration period was stretched by a couple days. You ...
by wd4gdz
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Heinrich Boll
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Georgia Tech Heinrich Boll

Florida State A won the 2005 edition of GT's Heinrich Boll tournament. Kentucky placed a close second, and Florida finished third overall, and first in Div2. Top individuals were Seth Kendall, follwed not so closely by Doug of Florida, Travis from Florida, and Billy from Florida State, who finished ...
by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Update #1

--An updated list of teams has been posted.

--If you're interestied in coming to moderate, let me know.

--Duke has suggested mirroring this tournament. If any other high schools or colleges are interested, let me know.

Thanks,
BB
by wd4gdz
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Currently, there are 20 teams signed up. [I'll keep updating this post as more teams signup] Branford - 1 Varsity Chiles - 2 Varsity FSUS - 1 Varsity Hardee - 2 Varsity & 1 JV Lincoln - 2 Varsity Maclay - 1 Varsity & 1 JV OWC - 1 Varsity Pensacola - 1 Varsity & 1 JV Rickards - 3 Varsity Rocky Bayou ...
by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Florida State High School Tournament -- October 15, 2005

Florida State High School Tournament Tallahassee, Florida Saturday, October 15, 2005 INTRODUCTION: Your school is invited to enter a team or teams in the Florida State High School Tournament, to be held on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, October 15, 2005....
by wd4gdz
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 4707

It seems like GT has a knack for trying to hold tournaments the same day other schools do...
Florida State is planning to hold a HS tournament on 10/15/05, fyi.
It's been posted on here, and is on the GATA calendar.

Just commenting,
Billy Beyer
FSU
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48085

One other interested situation came up in the 15-point round (I believe). There was a question asking players to fill in the missing word of literary titles. The first one, for example, was The Unbearable _______ of Being by Kundera. The fourth and final one was read as Of Human ______ *buzz*. Maryl...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48085

Don't most PAC finals end up like this? When each team is only getting a few questions, there has to be a huge variance on the possible outcomes -- much, much moreso than in the other formats anyways. In my experiences with PAC, surprisingly not. Last year for example, Virginia had a relatively com...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48085

Despite the fact I don't like the PAC format, today's final match was actually really exciting. The top four teams all had a legit shot to win. For example, on one 15-point question, Team Florida buzzed in and said A Member of the Wedding (by Carson McCullers) instead of The Member of the Wedding. T...
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format unification
Replies: 20
Views: 10380

E.T. Chuck wrote:(PACE on the other hand is happy to give its question sets out on request to teams that register for the NSC.)
Why aren't PACE questions allowed to be viewed by non-registered NSC people?

--BB
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39068

At one of the NAQT events my team attended this past year, both Nigerian authors and organic chemistry were bonus topics, neither of which is on a par with high school knowledge. I'd have to disagree. I read Things Fall Apart in 10th grade. While I went down the physics route for science, many of m...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80691

quiz4life wrote:Can you give me a call?
Gladly, if you give me your cell phone number.
by wd4gdz
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80691

To: Anyone

If the NAQT-run Friday night scrimmages aren't enough for you, let me know if you'd like to play on some questions Thursday night as well (after ~8pm).
I'd be happy to read for your teams, play against you, etc.

--Billy Beyer
386.334.4109
by wd4gdz
Mon May 23, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 05 discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 20059

I, Billy Beyer, am playing with Boris Nguyen and Jamie Delmolino of Valencia, and the infamous Nathan Freeburg.

--Thanks
by wd4gdz
Tue May 10, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Classical/Opera Name that Tune at Chicago Open
Replies: 5
Views: 5509

Did you mean to exclude non-operatic vocal music?

I hope not, since there are plenty of important and well-known oratorios, requiems, lieder, etc.

--BB
by wd4gdz
Mon May 09, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Classical/Opera Name that Tune at Chicago Open
Replies: 5
Views: 5509

Sounds like an awesome idea!
My obvious piece of advice: just don't make it the same time as the Fine Arts Singles tournament, and you'll be all right.

--Billy Beyer
by wd4gdz
Wed May 04, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 05 discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 20059

Edit:
some desperate team actually took me!
Good luck to all those at the CO.

--

If a team is really, really, really desperate for a player, I'd *love* to come and play. I might even be able to get a fine arts question here and there.

--Billy Beyer
Florida State University
[email protected]
by wd4gdz
Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 tournaments
Replies: 9
Views: 4794

Florida State University is planning to have a high school tournament on October 15, 2005.

Thanks,
Billy Beyer
[email protected]

DATE CHANGED!!
(silly ACF Fall...and FSU home football schedule)
by wd4gdz
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rickards High School Tournament (Tallahassee, Florida)
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Rickards High School Tournament (Tallahassee, Florida)

On April 2nd, 2005, Rickards High School, in Tallahasee, held a 9-team high school tournament using NAQT IS-50 questions. In the finals, Lincoln defeated Leon. Chiles did very well, but was upset in the playoffs. Other teams in attendance included Munroe, Sail, Wesley Chapel, and Wakulla. On an exci...
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 54774

QB Community,

Would anyone be so kind as to send me the packets from ACF Regionals?
I played on them at the USF site, and the USF folks said they would pass them along, but even after a reminder or two, they have yet to.

Thanks in advance,
Billy Beyer
Florida State University
wfb04 at fsu dot edu
by wd4gdz
Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Brawl/Taylor Bowl Preliminary Anouncement
Replies: 5
Views: 3678

Hey, my name is Billy Beyer and I go to Florida State. I'd love to swing on down and either helping reading, or do stats (or whatever else you need. Let me know if my assisstance is needed/wanted.

--BB
by wd4gdz
Sat Sep 11, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319751

Buzz: Pamela Anderson
Answer: Rally Monkey
by wd4gdz
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT 2004 High School Championship
Replies: 31
Views: 20542

Is Taylor County HS is planning to compete at the VCC Two-Year Sectional Championship?
If yes, do you know if there are still spots open?
Anyone?

Perhaps I should contact Chris Borglum...