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by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34439

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

With regards to the question set, it definitely came through that Dunbar's heart was in the right place when they wrote and provided 12 packets of pyramidal quizbowl questions which were slightly longer and more difficult than regular high school difficulty; a majority of the questions met that goa...
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)
Replies: 41
Views: 8135

Re: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)

- The questions ranged wildly in difficulty of answer space. - There was at least one bonus part 3 where the answer had been given in part 1. One mistake I made when preparing to write this set was in ordering the TU answers in each subdistribution by round from easy to hard. My fault for the repea...
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34439

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

lagazzaladra wrote:Many thanks to Dunbar for letting us use their set on such short notice.
Glad to help out.

For those attending this mirror: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8696
If you hear any terrible questions that need to be fixed, be sure to note which round it's in when you email me.
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on HSAPQ's Place in the High School Market
Replies: 45
Views: 13330

Re: Thoughts on HSAPQ's Place in the High School Market

I vaguely remember Matt Weiner mentioning somewhere that if they had 30 or so writers write just one question per day, all of the HSAPQ's sets could be written and edited on time (correct me if I'm remembering incorrectly). I'd love to be supplied with 15/15 per day, too! Hm yeah, maybe it's not as...
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on HSAPQ's Place in the High School Market
Replies: 45
Views: 13330

Re: Thoughts on HSAPQ's Place in the High School Market

I'm not entirely certain what exactly happened. I am not a member of HSAPQ, but I wrote some freelance questions for it. I hope I'm not revealing classified information here, but when I went to sleep last night, the set was extremely close to being finished, and I am confused as to the switch. Acco...
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Oh yeah, I did forget about out of state tournaments How many rounds does your tournament typically do? I understand that HSAPQ charges $16 per team and NAQT charges $18 per team. If the questions you're ordering this year are significantly more expensive than $17 per round, it might be financially ...
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34439

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

wexs883198215 wrote:o.0"
How many rounds of questions are there from Dunbar?
12
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34439

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

lagazzaladra wrote:Everything is a go, and the tournament is on for tomorrow. We are mirroring DAFT; if anyone has an issue with this, please send an email to [email protected]
Alright, packets sent
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34439

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

So Greyson Lewis just IMed me about it. If everything is a go, I'll send the packets in 10 minutes.
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)
Replies: 41
Views: 8135

Re: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)

For those attending this mirror: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8696
If you hear any terrible questions that need to be fixed, be sure to note which round it's in when you email me.
by Huang
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

2. Need to see what others in the state are doing and avoid oversaturating things with NAQT or HSAPQ. NAQT tournaments in Kentucky last year: 3 Louisville hosted 2 Dunbar hosted 1 HSAPQ tournaments in Kentucky last year: 0 NAQT tournaments in Kentucky this year: 2 Louisville will presumably again h...
by Huang
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 27600

DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared

The first mirror of Dunbar Fall will be occurring this weekend. This post/thread will be a holding spot for all non-question specific discussion and will of course later on be a thread for question specific discussion. I will make a more thorough post as soon as all mirrors are finished. Before the ...
by Huang
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

2) Sending the set to the Loyola mirror first before dealing with absurd bureaucratic "requirements" that could certainly be made up given the ridiculousness of them? Is is really "absurd" or "ridiculous" for a school to want to monitor what it is given credit for? If you are using the Dunbar name ...
by Huang
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Any word on Madisonville yet? Aaron tells me they're on fall break right now. So I'll know next week. Faiyad has also told me Johnson Central will bring another team if there's a JV division. And there seems to be major communication problems right now within Dunbar. So I'm giving full disclosure f...
by Huang
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

First of all, sorry to get back to you later than I said I would. But as far as the tournament goes, it looks like Frederick Fraize isn't going to be able to make it. However, we hope that the Dunbar tournament goes well for those participating, and we might try to get to the tournament in future s...
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar mirror at Caltech
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Dunbar mirror at Caltech

So I've talked to Faith about mirroring this in December. Date still tentative, but at least this is still possibly happening.
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?
Replies: 50
Views: 8787

Re: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?

At the Walton tournament last week (a tournament that uses bounceback bonuses), one of the teams tried quickly yelling out "Pass" while the reader was in the middle of reading the bonus to them, so that my team could not even hear the question that we would get on bounceback. Is there a rule agains...
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Interesting comment. For many years I was criticized in some quarters for not being more of a "hands on" coach. My stance has been that the students generally (should) know what they're doing, and I don't need to interfere unless they're totally off-track. Recently, my students have taken much more...
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

What about the other Lexington area schools Most Lexington schools are active, in the sense that they compete in Gov Cup. Usual contenders in the region include Henry Clay and Lexington Catholic in addition to Dunbar. Other schools who compete include Bryan Station, Lafayette, Sayre, and Tates Cree...
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

The only one I know of is Frederick Fraize High School, which is the high school for the quaint little river town of Cloverport in Breckinridge County. They're in our region (they were in our district in middle school) and I've heard are showing more interest in good quizbowl this year. But I have ...
by Huang
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8946

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) 10/31/09

Update: Registered Teams: Bloomfield (2) Millburn (2) AGAIN: WE NEED 14 MORE TEAMS BY OCTOBER 14TH, OR THIS WILL NOT RUN. Last edited by narwhal on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total. New Jersey teams: Sign up! I do agree the registration fee is a bit high. Jay, maybe you guys can low...
by Huang
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

bmonster09 wrote:Yes, FFHS is interested in the tournament, but we'll have to check into it. I should be able to get back to you by tomorrow.
Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm unfamiliar with the acronym FFHS
by Huang
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Is there any chance that this tournament will be given gold status? Gold-certified tournaments are affiliated tournaments which offer all teams at least seven games, use varsity-level questions deemed "good" by the PACE Certification Committee I can only hope the questions will qualify as "good." S...
by Huang
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I just got word from Mr. Jones of DCC that DCC is bringing 2 teams and 1 buzzer. This is pretty cool.
by Huang
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 16256

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

For what it's worth, I wished other Fall Novice sites had more relaxed eligibility rules like the ones Maggie Walker used. I think a couple in California and Illinois had far more stringent eligibility rules. Anyways, Aidan certainly should have been allowed to attend and hopefully he learned new st...
by Huang
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

But does that require me to trash all previous Brookwood sets? Absolutely not. Actually it does Um, could you provide support (i.e. post Brookwood questions that you think are comparable to speedchecks)? Did you read the other points of my post? Post the Brookwood sets and we'll see. I despise thos...
by Huang
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Sandy, I understand that you might be having a lot of fun going on your anti-bad-quizbowl crusade, but your choice of target has made it more of a witch hunt. Maybe Robin Richards should stop lying? Might I ask which year's packet's you've actually read? I believe all the ones that Dunbar has atten...
by Huang
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Faiyad wrote:Yo Sandy, I am pretty sure Johnson Central will also be coming.
Not sure how many teams though, two perhaps?
Awesome Faiyad. I'll put you guys down for two then. I'll be sure to update it if anything changes.

Edit: By the way, what's your coach's email address?
by Huang
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Field - 14 teams

Danville Bate (2)
Detroit Catholic Central (?)
duPont Manual (?)
Grayson County (2)
Johnson Central (2)
Madisonville North Hopkins (?)
Paintsville (2)
Portland (1)
South Range (?)
Woodford County (5)


Props to Woodford County for signing up 5 teams.
by Huang
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Hold on there Sandy. Not all questions you don't like are Chip-Beall-like questions (nor are all short questions). I think you're overexaggerating. Possibly but not by much But I have also played (and read) Brookwood questions from the current era So have I. More on this at the end of the post. whi...
by Huang
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

They don't even have trash/sports. I guess that's a slight positive Since I am not that familiar with Chip Beall's questions, can you tell me how exactly they are similar to BISB? I played them once (and they were a hoot to play on), and the thing that seemed to standout was their non-academic natu...
by Huang
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Quality seems like a subjective quality to me. Different teams like different styles/lengths/distributions. Right..so if you think :chip: uses high quality questions, then I guess you'll love Brookwood questions. And what seems more nonsensical to me is that you would leave practice because you wer...
by Huang
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56311

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I feel Brookwood (the "granddaddy of them all" as Rountree put it) will continue to be huge based on the tradition and quality of the packets (save last year) So this seems like nonsense to me. I've seen/practiced pages and pages of past Brookwood questions and have always abruptly left practice at...
by Huang
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

At least nowadays, I feel like it is not even true in Kentucky. I believe the best way to determine HSAPQ All-stars would be to have a selection procedure completely separate from the KAAC one. We may see a few repeat players, but honestly, I really feel like there would be less than 3-4 repeats ou...
by Huang
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

ericblair wrote: It was merely said that the results of both selections would likely be similar if a selection based on individual results was taken in some yet non-existent test using each format.
Short version of my past few posts in this thread: You're wrong. Stop lying.
by Huang
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

In other words, if KAAC decides on a team of speedcheck players, then a combined team of Dunbar/Dupont Manual sends in a bid, HSAPQ can (and likely would) admit the latter. Oh, please don't misconstrue my statement as "only Dunbar and duPont Manual players should be considered for this high level p...
by Huang
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

An all-star selection would likely take the top 6 to 8, the most dedicated and knowledgeable players who almost always perform well in both quick recall and quiz bowl. Why would anyone even consider quick recall for this HSAPQ tournament? I guess we should pick our next Olympic swimming team with d...
by Huang
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Excellent! Thanks for the link. Seems like it will be a great tournament. And you guys are right, Governor's Cup may not be the BEST indicator necessarily for choosing an all-star team to compete in this new national all-star tournament because of the difference in styles; however, I can't imagine ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65177

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Has anyone heard anything about how Kentucky will select its HSAPQ All-Star team? I'm not sure. HSAPQ indicated that groups of players could apply directly to HSAPQ, so while it might be that KAAC will select an all-star team from across the state, it's possible another group could apply and get se...
by Huang
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar mirror at Caltech
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Dunbar mirror at Caltech

This is happening if we get a few more teams to officially sign up. So please tell us if you want to come. Also, high schoolers are invited to ACF Fall, also hosted by Caltech, which is happening a week later (the 31st). ...how do teams officially sign up when the date was never confirmed and there...
by Huang
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar mirror at Caltech
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Dunbar mirror at Caltech

Yeah. Southern California teams: Sign up!

Edit: In addition, I believe the top teams will be able to qualify for PACE NSC 2010
by Huang
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

Even putting basic moral imperatives aside (which, lamentably, it seems like you're doing), there's a fundamental difference between your organization finishing a set you're writing for your tournament at the last minute, and a company that exists for the purpose of creating polished, professional,...
by Huang
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

I've studied a number of individual companies as well as industries, and this is wrong. Good day. Right.. As a reader, typos slow me down and make rounds I read that much longer. Longer rounds slow down tournaments. See, I think that's a relatively lesser issue than let's say question quality. From...
by Huang
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

I don't think that's true. Our HSAPQ event last year was delivered completely on time by my recollection, and I've neither personally experienced nor been told about NAQT IS sets coming in the day before a tournament. The only issue HSAPQ had with this last year, that I'm aware of, was directly rel...
by Huang
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I will mention it to Owensboro and Apollo when I see them. They are both pretty competitive this year. Nice What's the deadline to register for this tournament? We're semi-interested, but many things have to be worked out. There's really no deadline for registration. Although once we reach a good e...
by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

soaringeagle22 wrote:Hmm, Grayson Co. and Madisonville are the only schools from the western half of Kentucky attending the tourney. I think I'm gonna encourage the GC kids to kinda spread the word whenever they play some of the other teams in the area.
Nick: That's awesome. I will greatly appreciate the effort.
by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

HSAPQ had an entire 5 extra weeks to get this set done on time. The first NAQT tournament was held in Alabama on August 22nd... the first HSAPQ tournament was held in more than one location, but all yesterday, September 26th. The comparison of you saying that NAQT had issues doesn't work when they ...
by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

If HSAPQ, in this case, committed to writing a quality set for these 3 tournaments, and instead delivered the poorly edited, late set that was actually written, this is unprofessional. HSAPQ has already been in existence for a year. They had problems with deadlines for writing and editing last year...
by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41268

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

This tournament is one month away.. Field - 9 teams Ballard (?) Danville (2) Detroit Catholic Central (?) duPont Manual (?) Farragut (2) Grayson County (2) Johnson Central (?) Madisonville North Hopkins (?) Paintsville (2) Portland (1) Woodford County (?) I'm a bit disappointed our tournament doesn'...
by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Set 8
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

Re: HSAPQ Set 8

I think HSAPQ really needs to think about what the word "professionalism" means in terms of getting these sets finished early, edited heavily (like NAQT, or, close) From what I know, both HSAPQ and NAQT write/edit packets behind schedule a majority of the time. Unfortunately, this is how the real w...