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by Chris Frankel
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 23464

A few more thoughts while I'm writing my list. I think mainstream/general accessiblity (to players overall) can trump significance in extreme cases. Everyone's heard of the people in your first list. I'm a pretty decent generalist, and I never would have heard of anyone on your second list (except B...
by Chris Frankel
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 23464

There are bunch of pet peeves that I could probably come up with given more time, but off the top of my head, two things that annoy the hell out of me are the overemphasis on Herman Melville and William Dean Howells. Melville is damned important, but tossups on obscurata like Mardi, Pierre, and Redb...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grad School / Post-College Plans For Seniors et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 5775

Grad School / Post-College Plans For Seniors et al.

Inspired by the thread about HS seniors' college plans and my own having sent in all but one of my law school apps (damn your extra "optional" essay, Duke!), I thought it would be interesting to get a survey of what all the seniors and other grad school applicants were looking at doing nex...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Kickboxer results
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

Prelim-only stats available here . Full stats, includling playoffs available here . Thanks to all the teams who came out, and thanks to all the Princeton people who helped staff. Thanks to Chris Romero, Mike Sorice, Seth Teitler, and Leo Wolpert for providing quality freelance packets on such short ...
by Chris Frankel
Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Kickboxer results
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

Kickboxer results

7 teams came to Princeton for the Kickboxer Classic today. Prelims featured a single RR, which resulted as such: 1. Columbia A, 6-0 2. Maryland A, 5-1 3. Princeton, 3-3 (Head to head advantage) 4. Swarthmore, 3-3 5. Columbia B, 2-4 6. Maryland B, 1-5 (Head to head advantage) 7. Rutgers-Newark, 1-5 A...
by Chris Frankel
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Results --
Replies: 8
Views: 6003

Mid-Atlantic results from Rutgers-Newark: Prelims featured a 9 team round robin; I'm not 100% of all the records, so I didn't list the ones I was unsure of. The results were: 1. Princeton A, 8-0 2. Swarthmore A, 6-2 3. Rutgers-NB, 5-3 4. Jeff Bennett playing solo, 5-3 5. Delaware A, 5-3 6. CUNY (Fre...
by Chris Frankel
Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Ok it looks like this thing is going to happen after all; as the e-mails I have sent last night have all gotten responses; and I've had a few offers of freelance packets come out.

I'll send more info in the near future.
by Chris Frankel
Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Chris- send me an email tonight. I didn't mean to seem hasty, it's just that a) I have to give the student activities people advance notice as to whether or not I was going to cancel or host, b) I had no packet swap options or promised submissions from any mirror teams to fall back on, and c) even w...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Well, it's only two days before the absolute final packet deadline, but despite having a sufficient number of teams to run the tournament, I have a grand total of 2 submitted packets in (one of which only came two days ago), and have heard nothing about packets from the vast majority of teams, even ...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: 18th Annual Terrapin Invitational Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 2895

Thanks to Maryland for hosting what proved to be a fun and competitive tournament. It was good to see how balanced the competition in the Mid-Atlantic is, as each team lost to at least 2 others, and I'm looking forward to seeing another solid year of tournaments in the region. My one critique for fu...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6440

I recall you mentioning something along those lines to me, though I didn't know Pitt had actually left and was more under the impression that they were considering leaving and would not object to a final match replacing their own one with you. Regardless of the time concerns, which did pose an issue...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6440

I looked over the printed schedules again, and as Jordan says, the playoff format was listed there (albeit the copies were rendered somewhat illegible due to printing problems). I don't remember how explicitly the rules were announced during the morning meeting, but I (and others) seemed to be more ...
by Chris Frankel
Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6440

Brief Cornell Results

9 teams went to Cornell's 2004 tournament. The initial format was a single round robin, which ended with Michigan A finishing 8-0, Pitt at 7-1, Princeton A at 6-2, Rochester A at 5-3, and the rest I can't remember off hand. Afterwards, the top 5 and bottom 4 teams were placed in seperate brackets fo...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10930

From what I can tell of the article, it's not the responsibility of NAQT nor the WP to seek contrarian points of view. The piece was more a "lifestyle" piece of interest than it was a hard-hitting expose of the world of quizbowl. I'll give props to NAQT for seeking PR for themselves and f...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10930

So if you haven't read it on Yahoo, here's the Washington Post article about QB... or at least NAQT's perspective of it, God forbid the Post actually seek other perspectives and not just write off a large segment of the community as "jealous" and "dismayed." If you disagree, you...
by Chris Frankel
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10930

So if you haven't read it on Yahoo, here's the Washington Post article about QB... or at least NAQT's perspective of it, God forbid the Post actually seek other perspectives and not just write off a large segment of the community as "jealous" and "dismayed." Anyway, I read this s...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Just another reminder, since our -$20 early packet deadline is today.

So far I've had expressions of interest from the following teams:

Cornell (1-2)
Maryland (1-2)
Rutgers-Newark
Swarthmore (1-2)

Please e-mail me if you're not on this list and wish to sign up.
by Chris Frankel
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Hi all, Just a reminder that the first packet deadline for Princeton's fall tournament, the Kickboxer Classic (to be held Saturday, November 6) is coming up on September 17th. That deadline is for a $40 discount. Also, I would like any prospective attendees to e-mail me and register, so I have an id...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Filling out the Mid-Atlantic Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 6397

I'll sign on with your concerns. It would be nice to hear more about Terrapin since we're pretty much a lock to attend. I was surprised no Mid-Atlantic team bid on ACF Fall. I'd consider placing a bid, but it occurs on Princeton's fall break, so there would be no way to staff the tournament sufficie...
by Chris Frankel
Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 325164

Damn, you edited out whatever drunk post I made :(

I really wanted to see it in the morning too.
by Chris Frankel
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 325164

Sometimes it is; sometime it isn't. Please don't encourage Frankel!
Thanks for the motivation, Sorice. We just may be seeing a special post from myself after I get back from being hammered tonight.
by Chris Frankel
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35683

Hey Kappin: interesting post about Chip "issues" (I had some similar experiences with NAC's "quirks," so to speak, during my own HS QB career, so it's always amusing/disappointing to hear that he's still up to the same old nonsense). I just had one quick favor to ask. When you po...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Announcement: Kickboxer Classic: "Down with Game Shows&

The Princeton College Bowl Club would like to announce a fall packet submission tournament: Kickboxer Classic: “Down with Game Showsâ€
by Chris Frankel
Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best team in the nation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12231

Assuming Zeke, Yaphe, and Subash are really retired (which obviously is always in doubt): Michigan is probably #1 at this point. Kemezis is very good, and even though I was too wasted to remember 75% of CO, I know from being on Lafer's team that he pretty much proved he can be the base for a top tie...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps in 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 11830

I don't see how it's asking too much that clues like "This Mongol leader/English author" not be used before giveaways, if at all. As Lafer said, they have the doubly negative effect of both frustrating knowledgable players with vagueness and rewarding fraudulent players by insantly reducin...
by Chris Frankel
Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grammar, etc. in packets
Replies: 14
Views: 10806

All right, I'll come clean with my main motive, since I didn't mean to come across as "Chris Frankel thinks a single misused comma cancels out the worth of a well-written packet." I was hoping someone from the chatroom during the reading of the specific packets I had in mind would mention ...
by Chris Frankel
Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grammar, etc. in packets
Replies: 14
Views: 10806

Grammar, etc. in packets

Having just participated in reading/hearing a few recently-released packets in the QB chatroom (I'll leave the names out, though anyone else who saw can share), I have to say I'm pretty perturbed at the lack of attention that was given to basic English structure, grammar, punctuation etc in the edit...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest packets available to public
Replies: 0
Views: 2433

Buzzerfest packets available to public

Zip file available here: http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/bz2004/Buzzerfest%202004.zip Based on both my editing intentions and the comments I recieved, I believe this set is a pretty good example of a mid-level difficulty set (between ACF Fall and ACF Regionals level) which might be a good reference ...
by Chris Frankel
Wed May 26, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 17680

Here's my team by team comparison of 2003's and 2004's field, with last year's teams listed first: 1. Kelly/Raj/Kendall/Borglum v. Raj/Kendall/Borglum: Easily the most pronounced absence from 2004 will be Kelly. As good as he is though (good enough for his absence to ensure that there almost surely ...
by Chris Frankel
Tue May 25, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 17680

I voted for Hentzel et al, but after hearing that Yaphe/Litvak may likely play with Hoppes/Teitler, I'd put them in first instead. My predictions for the top of the order are: 1. Yaphe/Litvak 2. Hentzel et al 3. Weiner/Illinois Then I see a noticeable dropoff with a bunch of teams (Wesley/Matt C., C...
by Chris Frankel
Sun May 09, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best Team in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2003-04
Replies: 5
Views: 5080

I see as of now the votes are evenly split, though truth be told I'm sure our opinions will be set either way regardless of how it goes. Anyway, I think that there are arguments for both sides, as well as a comedy "Matt Weiner if he didn't spend all his money on old video games and pull out of ...
by Chris Frankel
Sat May 01, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 76555

Re: The Obvious

The biggest problems with CBI are the awful question style and the irritating faux-decorum, neither of which haunt Trash. Not to derail the thread (move it if necessary), but ,well I have to say that I still have the same resentments with TRASH (and maybe not all Trash tournaments, but most). The q...
by Chris Frankel
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 76555

What exactly is ACUI and what does it actually do/mean for it to be such a deciding factor for so many schools? Josh, when you recruited schools for NAQT, did you target the administrative types or the student players themselves? I'm not doubting your efforts, it's just more curiousity than anything...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 21850

[edit]
laslow: yes :D

it's the only way to get through tournament editing + ridiculous amounts of schoolwork .
by Chris Frankel
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II
Replies: 14
Views: 11178

My thoughts are as follows: I would not count CBI and TRASH as experience since they operate outside of the established circuit for the most part. Also you shouldn't count high school, since high school experience can range vastly depending on where one went to high school. For example, the D2 team ...
by Chris Frankel
Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64845

I'm sure Wayne State will really miss that hefty 15 ppg contribution that helped lead it to a dominant 9th place finish on superlatively academic and challenging CBI questions against top notch competition. It's just tragic that we won't ever get to see another 300 posts about your good fight to bu...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64845

I'm sure Wayne State will really miss that hefty 15 ppg contribution that helped lead it to a dominant 9th place finish on superlatively academic and challenging CBI questions against top notch competition. It's just tragic that we won't ever get to see another 300 posts about your good fight to bui...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 59327

I applied to 4 schools, but am only seriously considering 3. I was accepted Interim Decision to Rice and have been offered a very nice scholarship to the Honors College of the University of SC...and won't hear from Princeton until April...or some such. Anyways...unlike the vast majority of the post...
by Chris Frankel
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72571

Our decision to decline came down to three factors: 1. Money. Our winter high school tournament, which annually raises about $5000, completely fell through due to weather-related cancellations, so our budget was reduced to the remnants of our spring tournament earnings (~$1000 or so). Had we not hos...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Tournament at Wayne State Next Season
Replies: 4
Views: 3850

Where's the "No" option?
by Chris Frankel
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 45094

Seriously though, Mike has a good point in that much of the departure of former good HS players comes from people just getting a life (like Jacob, for instance, who was not at all "mediocre" player, he just didn't give a shit and only played because Jeff et al dragged him along). There's a...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5166

I understand your sentiments completely, though for "business" reasons I won't elaborate on my motivation for making such a suggestion, though you can talk with Matt and ask him what I told him about the prospect of seasonal PACE sets if you're interested. Let me just say that I would grea...
by Chris Frankel
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5166

I didn't vote either. Ideally: PACE would keep its basic format and question creating philosophy, though I think it could use some work in organizational aspects, which could help with things like producing multiple sets instead of only NSC. NAQT needs to get back to its academic roots and ditch mos...
by Chris Frankel
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14756

Yeah, it's not like he wrote the question and then pasted it in its entirety on a public weblog two weeks before a tournament in which the question would be used. God forbid someone ever do something that moronic.
by Chris Frankel
Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14756

As the main opposing party in the argument that inspired this thread, and someone with a pretty solid background in classical music (though I dislike much of Beethoven, save his violin concerto) I have to say that while this answer would be reasonable for the hard part of a bonus, I think it would b...
by Chris Frankel
Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20745

I've taken latin for 4 years, and I still say "bonuses." I just can't stand pretentious douchebags who think every English word with a Latin origin should be treated as such. Usually the same type of pompous moron that says "bonuses" will say the plural of virus as "virii&q...
by Chris Frankel
Fri Oct 03, 2003 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20745

I've taken latin for 4 years, and I still say "bonuses." I just can't stand pretentious douchebags who think every English word with a Latin origin should be treated as such. Usually the same type of pompous moron that says "bonuses" will say the plural of virus as "virii&qu...