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by jonpin
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC Results?
Replies: 12
Views: 7058

Dunbar cannot be stopped. Except by Dunbar. Unfortunately, the playoff scoresheets got thrown away, so the scores are from memory. If anyone can send me their playoff scores at pinyan at gmail dot com, I can incorporate them in the website when it goes up in a few days. Quarterfinals (all 8 of these...
by jonpin
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 322777

Howard wrote:
insaneindian wrote:has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
No NAQT set is clear until the end of the school year. I believe NAQT has an official date.
http://naqt.com/assigned-packet-sets.jsp says it will be used through March. And Howard is right anyway. I think July 1 is the date.
by jonpin
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Louis area high school discussion thread
Replies: 19
Views: 10447

Graduated. He rocked the house at WUHSAC '05 (105 PPG) and was on Teen Jeopardy if I remember correctly.

By the way, any of you schools in the STL area are welcome to come to WUHSAC 8 at Washington University in St. Louis on January 28, 2006. Email pinyan AT gmail DOT com for more information.
by jonpin
Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 8653

[Disclaimer: I was but a freshman when this happened, and may be mis-remembering some details.] In fall 2003, there was a situation where the same NAQT packet was used at two tournaments (Oklahoma and I think Depauw) considered "far apart" by NAQT but not by Midwest teams. A team went to the second ...
by jonpin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 322777

Playing an old (1997 NAQT college SCT) packet, lead-in of " 'We Report, You Decide' --" [BUZZ] "Umm..." (thinks it can't possibly just be FOX News ) "Al Franken?" It was in fact FOX News, and I felt stupid. If it was Al Franken, the lead in would probably be "Fair and Balanced", and the question se...
by jonpin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 322777

Playing an old (1997 NAQT college SCT) packet, lead-in of " 'We Report, You Decide' --" [BUZZ] "Umm..." (thinks it can't possibly just be FOX News) "Al Franken?"

It was in fact FOX News, and I felt stupid.
by jonpin
Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 26747

For NAQT, Division 2 essentially means (1) you're an undergraduate, and (2) you've never been to or qualified for NAQT nationals in a prior year. There are other rules on their website, but that's the basic part of it. In general, D-2 means either "not been to a national tournament" or is a synonym ...
by jonpin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29126

Apparently he was upset about finishing 7th in scoring (which I feel is a pretty strong finish) and finishing first in negs. When he was called for these awards, he instead sat in the corner, shaking his head glumly and sulking. I think it's extremely unfair of you to allege that Mike's disdain for...
by jonpin
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29126

This count was simply part of a friendly wager between UIUC members concerning the large TRASH answer-set. I'm sure that could've been done with less disdain, and silently via tally marks. A simple factual obervation from my personal experience: ACF Fall Chicago (11/12/05)- 14 Teams TRASH Regionals...
by jonpin
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Midwest results
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

TRASH Midwest results

First off, I'd like to thank all the teams who came out to St. Louis this weekend for another Midwest Extravaganza of Academics and TRASH. Sunday was the Midwest TRASH Regional, with six teams, two from Rolla, an Illinois team, License to IL, Depauw, and a house team. After a double round-robin, Lic...
by jonpin
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XI results
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

GIT XI results

First off, I'd like to thank all the teams who came out to St. Louis this weekend for another Midwest Extravaganza of Academics and TRASH. Saturday was the Gateway Invitational Tournament 11. Sixteen teams, lots of fun, and Illinois A ruled the day, going a combined 11-0 and finishing two games clea...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matches that don't matter
Replies: 8
Views: 5077

I must say I disagree with Leo and agree with Matt. Especially if the preliminary brackets are not seeded or are seeded poorly, I think that teams in a playoff bracket should be ranked on the same basis. In other words, using the SKIT example (I'm glad they're still using round-robin playoffs and co...
by jonpin
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 20294

* There are no parentheses in this problem. Find the maximum value of y if x is real and y=x-2x4 Is something missing in this problem? An exponent? * Points A, B, and C are collinear, with B between A and C. Q is not on line AC. Find the measure of angle AQC if angle QAB is 25 degrees, angle QBA is...
by jonpin
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Searching for Tournaments in the Midwest
Replies: 21
Views: 10668

This would probably be a bit far for you guys, but other people in the Midwest would probably want to know that Washington University in St Louis is holding its 8th annual WU High School Academic Competition in winter 2006, tentatively scheduled for January 28.
by jonpin
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81661

Just wondering, is there anyplace that has updated results for today's playoff games?
by jonpin
Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 79737

There's a great deal I'm willing to tolerate for free airfare to far-flung locales. Whether I bother with CBI next year depends on the nationals host... According to CBI's website, next year's nationals are at the University of Hartford, and they're looking to put 2007 somewhere in the middle of th...
by jonpin
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 322777

Washington Monument for Gateway Arch I think I made that mistake on a bonus part, because it wanted the tallest something-or-other, and I didn't think the Arch fell under that heading. Going to college in St. Louis, I was shamed. Back in HS, a teammate of mine tried to say Fort Marlboro instead of ...
by jonpin
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18663

How disapointing. That post wasn't nearly as pathetic as some of the other ones reposted or alluded to here. Yeah, if the thing got all built up before you saw it, it would look pretty bland, kind of like that Buster the bunny meeting the lesbians thing. In this case, it requires knowing that (a) J...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18663

Andy Goss was to that region every bit an infantile individual as Jason Mueller has been to the MidWest recently (as Mr. Mueller's GROSSLY unsportsmanlike conduct upon losing this year at RCT showed) and none are worthy of defense. At least you didn't find out about what was going on that day by ch...
by jonpin
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 22027

The problem a lot of sports fans have with the BCS (besides the fact that the formula seemingly changes at random from year to year) is that it only takes two teams. The equivalent would be NAQT saying that only Michigan, Maryland, Berkeley and Florida could play for the D-1 championship last year. ...
by jonpin
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 22027

...if I'm right that there were the right # of D1 teams, UBC deserves their bid regardless of which set was used. British Columbia got an automatic bid for hosting the sectional. There seems to be an incongruity between NAQT's stance that a team from a lower playoff bracket won't be chosen over a t...
by jonpin
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 22027

Yes, but FSU heard 19 more tossups. In terms of combined PPTH, FSU was 20.78, Tenn was 21.02.
The individual stats appear to be missing one of Tennessee's rounds, as they have 11 rounds, but they have Tennessee powering 17 or 7.0% to FSU's 19 or 7.25%
by jonpin
Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 45217

3. As for excessive protests, you could just have a rule that a protest will not be adjudicated unless it affected who wins the match... period. That could be an even bigger problem if you use total points to advance. If two teams are tied for the last playoff spot, Team A has 1380 points, and Team...
by jonpin
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II
Replies: 14
Views: 11105

I'd go with undergrad, first two years of intercollegiate competition, but that if you've never touched a buzzer before and are a grad student, you get one chance. Hell, I think the best option here might just be YOU HAVE ONE YEAR, PERIOD. But then I wouldn't have a chance, as WU couldn't gather the...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72049

As for the competitiveness of the Southeast Div. II, I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. Only one team from there went to the ICT last year, and they finished in the bottom half of a field littered with waitlists and standbys. I have to say I really hope there isn't something in this mystical...