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by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 11915

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

sir negsalot wrote:A high school tournament harder than ACF Fall?
NSC will be far, far more difficult than Fall. Why not prepare with something more appropriate at the end of the year?
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

Re: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011

People should totally register for this.

Hey second semester seniors, at least you'll have an excuse for not doing your homework!
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

One of TJ E's games against Longfellow has somewhat messed up stats -- it says we heard 21 bonuses and got 50 points on them, which is incorrect in several ways (also, it says there were 0 tossups heard). My record of the game shows 160 points earned on 10 bonuses heard, which is consistent with th...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

I would also like to apologize to anyone I exploded at Donald Taylor-style while I was trying to figure out why I was getting scoresheets for three separate rounds at the same time. I didn't intend for that to happen, but I think it did.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

Playoff STAAAAATS Stats note: Centennial's teams left at lunch. The four teams remaining in bottom bracket played a double round robin so that everyone still got six playoff games. Stats note 2: For a variety of reasons, which I will explain shortly, this tournament started breaking up before it wa...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in architecture tournament?
Replies: 47
Views: 17749

Re: Interest in architecture tournament?

I have completed preliminary answer selection for this event. I believe I have enough answers for around seven 20-tossup packets. I anticipate that I will discover that some of my chosen answers will be unwriteable - however, I know that more ideas should pop into my head during the writing of this ...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

All the usual suspects seem to be signed up, so I'm tentatively going to cap the field at 24 teams, pending a glut of registrations this week taking us up to another nice number. EDIT: We've had a number of outside staffers drop in the past few days, so the cap will remain at 24 teams. Any more sign...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT Mirror at Case - 3/5/2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: PSAT/NMSQT Mirror at Case - 3/5/2011

Feedback on the questions is welcome at prof.whoopie@gmail.com.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Mirror (3/19/11) at Maryland
Replies: 15
Views: 5073

Re: Minnesota Undergaduate Mirror (3/19/11) at Maryland

Jacob will be in Peru, but I'll be here, probably solo-ish.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14321

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

I guess you could say that *some* grad students could have an advantage in that they've been playing longer and have had more time to study things that come up in quizbowl. You could say this, because that is what he is saying. But the same could be said of undergrad freshmen verses sophomores. Sur...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14321

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

The thing is, though, that no amount of graduate schooling or degrees can serve as in indication of a quizbowl advantage. What if someone were to begin playing quizbowl seriously only as a grad student? I believe this is the case with famous grad-student-discussions-example Mike Cheyne. Just because...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

Cernel Joson wrote:Sarah informs me that I'll be on Spring Break the Saturday of this tournament. Do you guys need an extra staffer?
The answer to that question is always yes! We'd love to have all the staffers we can get.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Longfellow Academic Tournament To Endallwars
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Re: Longfellow Academic Tournament To Endallwars

Daaaaaaaaaang it.

This is our It's Ac tape date. I'll try my damndest to get someone to take a team or two, but it may be difficult seeing as neither I nor my coach will be available. I'll try to figure out some arrangement; we really don't want to miss this.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

In solidarity with HSAPQ, and in keeping with what I'm sure is the general sentiment of the quizbowl community, I have decided to bar Dimitri Halikias from this tournament and all future tournaments for which I am responsible. Other players from BCC will be allowed to enter and play normally.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

At this point, I will allow schools to register more than three teams. Affected parties on the wait-list should expect an email shortly.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

I will be going on a retreat from tomorrow morning until Sunday night, during which time I will be completely incommunicado with the outside world. For that reason, the whole "You should receive prompt confirmation of your registration" clause is going to have to take a short break. I would like to ...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 20820

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Any word on playoff stats?
t-bar wrote:Full results will not be posted for a while.
Seems to me that everyone's patience is requested.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

JamesIV wrote:Also, I noticed that the sample packet doesn't have powers, will this be true of the tournament sets?

Thanks,
Spence
The tournament set has been powermarked since its first use at Torrey Pines.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: Prompts and Protests

Mods: please delete the uncleared answer in Todd's post.
by Kouign Amann
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

NHB Regional @ St. Anselm's Abbey School - 4/4/2011

This is the announcement for the "DC Area" state tournament of the National History Bee and Bowl, to take place at St. Anselm's Abbey School on Monday , April 4, 2011. Because there are basically no tenable weekends left before the national finals, we must conduct this tournament on a weekday aftern...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11304

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

Just a reminder to all teams playing this tournament today:

The set will not be open to public discussion for quite some time. However, we will welcome and consider any feedback sent to me at prof.whoopie@gmail.com. Thanks.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18622

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

I don't know why those schools (or, St. Anselm's for the second tournament) could not have stuck with around the same dates this year. When I was planning to create a housewritten set essentially all by myself, I thought I'd budget as much time as I could. By the time I joined up with other people ...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My Problem List
Replies: 15
Views: 4531

Re: My Problem List

Some of Mr. Reinstein's post might be accurate, but good chunk of his critique seems rather unhelpful. The second sentence in the Royals tossup is unbuzzable unless you are a Royals fan, which would make you very unusual. And yet, some of us are Royals fans, and some of us are capable of early buzze...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty of the Set
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Difficulty of the Set

You achieved your goal: this set was easier than standard "regular difficulty +" fare. However, this set was not too easy. The two are not mutually exclusive. Sure, Tommy and I had some buzzer races in that last game. That doesn't mean the set was too easy. I would assert that Tommy and I both buzzi...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26002

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

We are seeking to gauge interest in a social mixer and casual dinner to be held on Friday evening before the tournament on the Maryland campus. Should there be sufficient interest, we will organize this and charge a reasonable per-head fee to cover costs. Participation will be optional. Shenanigans...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)
Replies: 13
Views: 3264

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)

It should be noted that TJ B has pulled upset wins over Dorman and St. Anselm's at consecutive tournaments. Solid.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 18176

Re: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 5/21/11

April 9th would render St. Anselm's and WJ unable to attend due to It's Academic :(
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)
Replies: 13
Views: 3264

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)

1. Gov
2. St. Anselm's

RM and "Not TJ" were playing off for third and fourth when we left.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Challenge at Wilmington Charter Feb 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 3092

Re: Charter Challenge at Wilmington Charter Feb 5th

St. Anselm's is trying to get a team together for this. I should find out for sure next week-ish. Is there still space in the field?
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

Field Post SCHOOL - TEAMS - BUZZERS - STAFFERS Richard Montgomery - 2 - 1 - 1 Thomas Jefferson - 5 - 1 - 0 Quince Orchard - 1 - 1 - 0 Robinson - 1 - 1 - 1 Maggie Walker - 1 - 0 - 0 Georgetown Day - 1 - 3 - 0 Centennial - 4 - 2 - 1 Longfellow - 1 - 1 - 0 Gonzaga - 1 - 0 - 1 Baltimore Poly - 2 - 1 - 1...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

Official announcement: This is the official announcement for the PSAT/NMSQT (Peter Samp memorial Academic Tournament/A New, Monastery-Situated Quizbowl Tournament), a high school academic quizbowl tournament to be hosted by the quizbowl team of St. Anselm’s Abbey School on Saturday, March 12, 2011. ...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163787

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

PACE is very excited to announce that for this year's NSC, we will expand the field to 72 teams. This represents the all-time largest field size for the NSC. Thank you in advance to the teams for their interest and staffers for their commitment to helping the tournament grow. How will the playoff f...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25139

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

We're still hammering out some final details, but I anticipate sending out the official announcement for this tournament sometime this week. As stated previously, the field here may be rather small for a DC-area tournament. For that reason, we encourage teams to register as early as possible; we wou...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18622

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

January 23: VCU Winter Tournament (Richmond, Virginia) (VCU/Vandy) With this being less than a month away, is it still happening? I don't think that a formal announcement has been made yet. George told me yesterday that they are getting rooms from either Gov or Collegiate, and that they have to wai...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle school spring tournament in DC area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Middle school spring tournament in DC area?

Also, I'm not sure how often current GDS people check the boards, but I believe they have something of a middle school program that could probably be mustered for this event.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle school spring tournament in DC area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Middle school spring tournament in DC area?

I guarantee that at least one St. Anselm's team would be chomping at the bit to play a middle school tournament anywhere around here.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44198

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl II (April 16, 2011)

St. Anselm's will probably be back to defend our title.
by Kouign Amann
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)
Replies: 65
Views: 21045

Re: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)

Despite an initial expression of interest, St. Anselm's will not be attending this tournament.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 36432

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

Latin Latin is pretty simple, but there are a few things of which to be aware. The most important thing to keep in mind is that there are two separate schools Latin pronunciation: the ecclesiastical and the classical. Classical pronunciation is the pronunciation of Latin as scholars believe the ori...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163787

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Is there any chance that PACE could organize a block of rooms at some nearby hotel and get some sort of group discount for them?
by Kouign Amann
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5840

Re: General discussion

Umm I know im a bit late to the party but why was magnetic monopoles considered to easy? I got it fairly early. It seemed sort of obvious because it was a particle that hasn't been discovered and has a field. I can think of very few examples in the hs cannon that would fit that. I assume you mean "...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6399

Re: General Discussion

i wanted to make one more general concern: the trash in this set was HARD. I mean, trash is stupid, i dislike it, but if it's part of a packet then i believe the reason it's there is for "funn" and so it's a tossup that will get answered like 95% of the time. Because remember, we want tossups to be...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6399

Re: General Discussion

jonah wrote:For the sake of advertising this set's quality, which I am thrilled to hear about, for my mirror in two weeks, is it okay with you, Aidan and Andrew, if I quote your general praise in my tournament's announcement thread?
Go for it.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6399

Re: General Discussion

As evidenced by the lovely distribution of PPB stats, difficulty here was solid. There were a few bonus parts in the lit that seemed like Tommy was just toying with people, but those were pretty few and far between. The much more tightly controlled length was also much appreciated. This was probably...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35554

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

This tournament was cool. Despite the team-dropping apocalypse that went down in the morning, things ran very nicely. The questions were much, much better than last year's, and for that I am grateful. Thanks to Gov for running this.
by Kouign Amann
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)
Replies: 65
Views: 21045

Re: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)

What is the field cap? Depending on how we're feeling after a week of exams, Jacob and I might come up for this. Maybe.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in architecture tournament?
Replies: 47
Views: 17749

Re: Interest in architecture tournament?

Matt and Mike are both basically right. If I do this, I will write on plenty of stuff that has come up before. I will also write on plenty that hasn't. Make no mistake, Bryan: this tournament is going to be hard. I'm going to write on plenty of things just because I feel like it. There will be a gre...