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by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County
Replies: 47
Views: 6486

Re: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County

I may be interested in coming down to play this with some number of teammates that could be anywhere from 0 to 3 depending on what the track meet schedule turns out to be this weekend. The issue of playing as "St. Anselm's" is also up in the air, as I haven't asked our coach yet either. However, tea...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 24415

Re: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

I would like to say that if and when RAQIT does actually occur, I very much hope Mr. Campana will at least consider using HSAPQ's questions, despite their obviously now-acrimonious relationship. Due to scheduling conflicts, I haven't had the opportunity to play any HSAPQ sets this year, but I have r...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mental Fatigue
Replies: 32
Views: 5565

Re: Mental Fatigue

Having a good attitude about quizbowl is the main thing here. No amount of your gummy bears, "disco music", or tofu lunches will prevent fatigue if you're playing on a team that freaks out if a tournament goes past 2 in the afternoon. Teams full of players who incessantly complain about how long th...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mental Fatigue
Replies: 32
Views: 5565

Re: Mental Fatigue

Music suggestions:

Pump up: Dropkick Murphys (especially Sing Loud, Sing Proud)

Chill: Sublime (especially 40 Oz. to Freedom), Dispatch (especially Bang Bang)
by Kouign Amann
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mental Fatigue
Replies: 32
Views: 5565

Re: Mental Fatigue

I've always tried to stay away from caffeine and energy drinks because my body doesn't really appreciate them too much, so here's what I do: 1. Go to sleep the night before (duh) 2. Before the tournament, go to the store and buy a box of Fig Newtons. I can usually eat most of a box over the course o...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 126986

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

ImaPC wrote:
Hrmm, the stream doesn't appear to be working for me. Anyone else having better luck?
I think they have medication for having a weak stream...
http://www.instantrimshot.com/
by Kouign Amann
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)
Replies: 50
Views: 12549

Re: Mahfouz Memorial Lit Singles Discussion (MN DO NOT READ)

As someone who wants to be a good lit player someday: prof.whoopie [at] gmail.com

Thanky
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 9763

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high

Woody Paige wrote:
disgruntled coach wrote:Stuff
More stuff
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is indeed the third published book and the fifth chronologically. The Silver Chair is the fourth published and the sixth chronologically.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5118

Re: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009

I seem to have a vague memory of a tournament held at GDS when I was in seventh grade that I think was billed as the "NAQT MD/DC State Championship." I've been seeing on the announcement board that a lot of other states have such a tournament this year, but not the MD/DC area. Is there any particul...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5118

Re: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009

I seem to have a vague memory of a tournament held at GDS when I was in seventh grade that I think was billed as the "NAQT MD/DC State Championship." I've been seeing on the announcement board that a lot of other states have such a tournament this year, but not the MD/DC area. Is there any particula...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 64546

Re: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test

Due to the extremely unfortunate and inconvenient date of our It's Academic semifinal taping, St. Anselm's will not be able to attend. Drat. I was really looking forward to this, too. I guess we'll try again next year.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How To Do This?
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: How To Do This?

I know Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt does or did host one or two middle school tournaments each year. Those tournaments occurred Friday evenings and featured such schools as Martin Luther King MS, Kenmoor MS, Walker Mill MS, and St. Anselm's. It has been almost nine years since I gradu...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09

Johannes Climacus wrote:I'll ask Mr. Caulfield tomorrow, or whenever, depending on how big this snowstorm is actually going to be.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Ok, thanks.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09

Any news on what the field might look like?
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How To Do This?
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: How To Do This?

Aidan, You're right to not try to have them running ACF packets right away. Pyramidal toss-ups at the middle school level can be hard to find and you don't want to frustrate them with high-level high school packets. Vary the format you're using with fun things like lightning rounds and such. There'...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How To Do This?
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: How To Do This?

Aidan, GDS has (although it hasn't been very active this year) a middle school quizbowl club that meets every few weeks. I usually read HAVOC or good high school packets. If you arrange some sort of middle school scrimmage, GDS would probably be interested in participating. Sweet. I shall keep this...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How To Do This?
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

How To Do This?

Hello middle school quizbowl coaches, As of tomorrow afternoon, I am one of you. The St. Anselm's middle school team effectively died after last year, and we are attempting to resuscitate it, with myself in charge. I was the only one who volunteered. Our first step was finding players. We had the te...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7861

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

Why are buzzer races precived more often than they occur? I think it would be quite useful to be able to gauge how many precived buzzer races are actually buzzer races when evaluating sets. It's my experience that people sometimes reflexively press the buzzer when they see someone else make a move ...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 7861

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

No offense intended, but this really isn't a good idea. The way I am parsing it, this seems to advocate "bad" or "undedicated" college teams playing with high schoolers on high school questions. Stepping stone theory is bunk. Also, why segregate good high school teams out? I feel like this would dr...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl WPA
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Quizbowl WPA

Something out of Bill James could probably be adapted to work here. However, I'll leave it to the more mathematically inclined.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 8826

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

Speaking of round 7, the paper cut outs clue came way too early for Matisse. I was under the impression that his use of collage was very famous. The whole "I am physically ruined, so here, let me still make great art" motif tends to be famous for those who partake in it: I think it's pretty famous ...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92448

Re: Bad Negs Again

quantumfootball wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
How did that happen?
An extremely bad player who shows up at practice sometimes and often doesn't pay attention to the question, producing hilarity.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92448

Re: Bad Negs Again

From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
by Kouign Amann
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets
Replies: 35
Views: 4398

Re: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:featherless biped
Fixed by Plato.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92448

Re: Bad Negs Again

At Eleanor Roosevelt this morning:

Full Metal Alchemist for Fire Emblem

It was a category round: "Things Beginning With the Letter F." The first line mentioned the series being imported from Japan, and I guess they just guessed.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09

Bollinger has an account now? Hooray! And yes, we're so in.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12882

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Looks like we've found this year's official ACF t-shirt design. Is there such thing as an official ACF t-shirt? Forgive my ignorance, but I definitely want in on this if anyone decides to put this epic image into clothing form. http://doc-ent.com/qbwiki/images/0/01/Tabachnick.jpg just for clarifica...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12882

Re: ACF Winter discussion

DumbJaques wrote:Looks like we've found this year's official ACF t-shirt design.
Is there such thing as an official ACF t-shirt? Forgive my ignorance, but I definitely want in on this if anyone decides to put this epic image into clothing form.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12882

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Sir Thopas wrote:
No Rules Westbrook wrote:it takes longer to properly tapir down that pyramid.
Image
I didn't want to have to be the one to point that out. Nice.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 24415

Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

*expresses interest and plans to talk to coach about it this week*
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 4889

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

And the stats themselves will get posted or no?
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Transition from Middle School to High School
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Transition from Middle School to High School

I feel that not only practicing on high school questions, but also attending as many high school tournaments as I could while in middle school greatly helped my development as a player. Admittedly, since my school is 6th-12th grades, I was part of an actual high school team as early as seventh grad...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Transition from Middle School to High School
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Transition from Middle School to High School

I feel that not only practicing on high school questions, but also attending as many high school tournaments as I could while in middle school greatly helped my development as a player. Admittedly, since my school is 6th-12th grades, I was part of an actual high school team as early as seventh grade...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 64546

Re: HAVOC II @ Maggie Walker, 4/25 (tentative)

St. Anselm's is definitely "expressing interest." I, for one, would really like to go; it's just a question of mustering the rest of the team and then hoping our coach is willing to take us. I'm going to talk to her some time this week about it. I think it's likely that we will be there with at leas...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 4889

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

OK, whenever you have the time. I just wanted to make sure it would happen eventually.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)
Replies: 80
Views: 24593

Re: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)

St. Anselm's really would like to attend, but unfortunately we have our It's Academic taping that day.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 4889

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

As neither the set nor the stats have been posted two weeks later, I thought I'd bump this. I really would like to see both.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament(GAT) (2/7/09)
Replies: 20
Views: 4882

Re: 6th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament(GAT) (2/7/09)

Saint Anselm's is going to be there with definitely one, but probably two teams. If she hasn't already, our coach will email you soon.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92448

Re: Bad Negs Again

quizbowllee wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:Also from Centennial

Given: Van Halen Belt
Answer: Van Allen Radiation Belt
Someone really did this?
It was hilarious.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 4889

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

Packets would be nice: prof.whoopie[at]gmail.com

I agree mostly with the above. This tournament continues to improve year to year. Breakfast was once again very appreciated.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92448

Re: Bad Negs Again

Also from Centennial

Given: Van Halen Belt
Answer: Van Allen Radiation Belt
by Kouign Amann
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5555

Making A Great Leap Forward

The Notebook Hey everyone, I've been lurking around the boards here for a while, but this is my first post, so I thought I'd introduce myself and my school. I'm Aidan Mehigan, and I go to St. Anselm's Abbey School in Washington, D.C. I've been playing quizbowl since seventh grade (our school is grad...