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by Huang
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 23617

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

When i explained to the ER kids that "you don't have to be 'invited' to go to tournaments in your area!" it was like i was telling them that the sky was neon green. Some school districts require proof, such as an "invitation," if a club/team wishes to attend a tournament of any kind. Probably doesn...
by Huang
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '09-'10
Replies: 42
Views: 5893

Re: Ohio '09-'10

Would any Ohio teams be interested in coming down to Lexington, KY? (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 23#p140523)
by Huang
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Hey Kentucky people, I was wondering if someone here could give me a basic description of the Governor's Cup format/rules or provide a link to such information. We received an 8th grade transfer from Kentucky this year who said he had played the format in his earlier middle school years, and I woul...
by Huang
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

David Riley wrote:Are our mirrors also NSC qualifiers?
Fred should have sent an email about it. I think he sent emails for all the mirrors that were already announced in the forum.
by Huang
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Everyone attending this tournament or a mirror of this tournament should be happy to know that the packets are now undergoing heavy playtesting and editing.
by Huang
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Kahloon wrote:Maybe, but Henry Clay, not Johnson County, won quick recall at the state level this year.
No, Johnson Central won against Dunbar.
by Huang
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Grayson County Academic Tournament, November 2009 (CANCELED)
Replies: 14
Views: 2351

Re: Grayson County Academic Tournament, November 2009 (CANCELED)

Additional date conflicts (mostly standardized testing dates) to consider:

1/23 - SAT
2/6- ACT
3/13 - SAT
4/10 - ACT
5/1 - SAT
5/15 - Culver (SCT)
6/6 - PACE NSC
by Huang
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

This tournament is now a PACE NSC qualifier so the top two teams at this tournament will qualify for nationals since our field currently consists of less than 20 teams. If more teams sign up, more teams will be able to qualify for PACE NSC. We hope this further incentivizes teams in the South to mak...
by Huang
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Interest in tournaments at Centre?

Sadly we have to cancel the tournament. I think that there wasn't really enough notice for many teams to register, so hopefully by announcing things farther in the future we won't have this problem. This is what was said at the cancellation of last year's tournament. But thanks for answering the qu...
by Huang
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Interest in tournaments at Centre?

Maybe we shouldn't count on attending tournaments announced in preliminary "who would be interested" threads? Also, last year's cancellation was due to the laziness of Kentucky teams more than Joe's tournament announcing skills. In addition, Joe has had problems with reserving rooms due to ridiculo...
by Huang
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Interest in tournaments at Centre?

Given that the tournament is coming up in about three weeks you should probably start formalizing invitations and format in order to avoid something similar to what happened last year. Maybe we shouldn't count on attending tournaments announced in preliminary "who would be interested" threads? Also...
by Huang
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Mirror Update - 5 official mirrors West Caltech in Pasadena, California ( October 24th, 2009 ) Southwest LASA in Austin, Texas ( November 14th, 2009 ) Midwest Liberty in Kansas City, Missouri ( October 31st, 2009 ) Loyola Academy in Chicago, Illinois ( October 17th, 2009 ) New England Bergen County...
by Huang
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9873

Re: Texas '08-'09

I believe LASA is hosting a regular season mirror of Dunbar Fall on October 10th. Confirm/deny?
If so, Texas teams should definitely go to that tournament in addition to LASA's mirror of Fall Novice.
by Huang
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 35
Views: 3859

Re: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl

And, of course, the notion that high school quizbowl in any sense either is or should be based on "the curriculum" (which curriculum, in any case?) is simply untenable. Would the Advanced Placement curriculum be somewhat appropriate for determining if something could be included in the quizbowl can...
by Huang
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

^Those are good choices for Russell, I think they'll be strong again this year. BTW, Grayson's coaching staff has changed with Mrs. Sharon Sloan taking over as head coach. Other than that, most of the same people are involved with the program as last year, although Mrs. Blain is taking a more activ...
by Huang
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

grayson77 wrote:Is it possible that Grayson could receive a copy of the packets after the tournament has concluded?
We are looking forward to attending.
They will presumably be emailed to Chris Carter for online archiving after all mirrors are done
by Huang
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Hey, how many packets are you going to set aside for use in breaking ties at the end? If you set aside two packets in case you need to do an mACF advantaged final for two teams with 1 game's difference in record, won't that limit you to 4 team brackets in the playoffs? Or are you going to just brea...
by Huang
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Mirror Update - 4 official mirrors and 1 pending mirror West Caltech in Pasadena, California ( October 24th, 2009 ) Southwest LASA in Austin, Texas ( October 10th, 2009 ) Midwest Francis Howell Central in St. Charles, Missouri (?) Liberty in Kansas City, Missouri ( October 31st, 2009 ) Loyola Acade...
by Huang
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

I might see if my old high school (Francis Howell Central in St. Charles, MO outside of St. Louis) is interested in mirroring this as well. We're on the other side of Missouri as Liberty (in Kansas City, btw), so there shouldn't be much overlap, nor should there be any issues with us and Loyola. Ho...
by Huang
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20699

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Dunbar Fall is charging a mirror fee of $10 per team attending. However if other sets are charging a lower fee, we will lower our fee accordingly. I'm aware schools might be hesitant to mirror a random house-written tournament so I'm attaching a packet I wrote for a packet exchange . Packet Exchang...
by Huang
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30572

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Russian dance music wrote: Is the issue that there's a good chance that there will be a closer tournament or that you don't like any of the existing vendor sets?
There's a good chance that there will be a closer tournament on the same vendor set
by Huang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30572

Re: Michigan '09-'10

The rest of Michigan should be like DCC (who regularly comes to Russell tournaments) and come to Kentucky tournaments. (Hint: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8127) Well in my memory, Russell is the only one in Kentucky we make it out to so its not like we're in Kentucky all the tim...
by Huang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30572

Re: Michigan '09-'10

The rest of Michigan should be like DCC (who regularly comes to Russell tournaments) and come to Kentucky tournaments. (Hint: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8127) Well in my memory, Russell is the only one in Kentucky we make it out to so its not like we're in Kentucky all the tim...
by Huang
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30572

Re: Michigan '09-'10

The rest of Michigan should be like DCC (who regularly comes to Russell tournaments) and come to Kentucky tournaments.

(Hint: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8127)
by Huang
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24817

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

Oh, also, HSAPQ plagiarizes itself If this is the only example you've found of HSAPQ lifting questions from itself, don't you think this is more of a "didn't catch a repeat" mistake rather than a malicious act of plagiarism? Catching 1 lifted bonus out of 2100+ bonuses seems like a poor reason for ...
by Huang
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Danville Season Opener (Danville, KY - 9/12/09)
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

Re: Danville Season Opener (Danville, KY - 9/12/09)

Would it be possible for Danville to use a round robin format instead of single elimination for their playoff rounds?
by Huang
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8743

Re: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion

"Hmm, there's this tossup that's clearly about some British military venture in the Dardanelles region" I wrote that atrocious transparent TU on the Gallipoli Campaign 3. Eight floating piers containing four thousand tins of fresh water were built, but later lost at sea, by Joly de Lotbiniere for t...
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Also none of the teams left after lunch cause they were too tired or anything silly like that. I've seen it happen at 25-50% of the tournaments we go to here. From what I know talking to Dunbar alums (as far back as the class of 2003), this has never happened in the 10+ years we've been hosting tou...
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

In case anyone misses it (Dunbar Fall announcement): viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8127

I realized I never apologized to Mr. Bennett for haphazardly overlooking the fact the questions I posted were still being sold. I can assure KAAC this won't happen again.
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Point taken (kinda), but my initial point remains (kinda) that these are still pretty long. Between hypothetical City High C and Rural High B you're going to have some long long rounds. If you should focus on one thing, it's keeping the bonus clue length short. That it what really lengthened the ma...
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

That's really long (longer than i think you think). I hope you're prepared for 45-minute-long matches! No, that's not very long at all, and many people can read matches of that length in 30 minutes comfortably or far less time if they hustle. Why encourage people to be defeatist about keeping their...
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew wrote: That's really long (longer than i think you think). I hope you're prepared for 45-minute-long matches!
Well it would meet ACF Fall's TNR 10 point font hard line cap of 6 lines. I believe NSC uses a TNR 12 point font hard line cap of 7 lines.
by Huang
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Buzzers: Each school must bring at least one working buzzer system. so,I know that most of the time I was in high school my team didn't have a working buzzer. And I really don't think that is an isolated phenomenon. I really don't think it is fair to tell teams that don't have working buzzers that ...
by Huang
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41263

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

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky , will be hosting the first Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament on October 24th, 2009 . This tournament is a PACE NSC qualifier so the top four teams at this tournament will qualify for nationals since our field will consist of 20 teams. If more t...
by Huang
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Inhospitable wrote:I heard 2 or 3 people say to at KAAC camp that they had played on Naqt before and hated the questions due to the length.
This is when you ask them if they're physically incapable of listening for just 40 seconds.
by Huang
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Sandy: I'm looking forward to mirroring your tournament--howz it progressing? I've finished one round so far but significant progress should be made this month. Prior writing commitments to Fall Novice and Sun n' Fun in addition to a two week road trip slowed me down in June. We're also adding a fe...
by Huang
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial
Replies: 30
Views: 4311

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I love math computation Both you and I know repeating the same argument without any substantial premise behind it won't make your conclusion true or convince others Who cares what century the Gothic style began flourishing in Europe Haha, bad clues like dates show up rarely in quizbowl who cares wh...
by Huang
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial
Replies: 30
Views: 4311

Re: Kentucky 09-10

They do write Math theory questions, but that isn't enough to test if you properly solve a Math problem. If someone knows what integration is, it doesn't mean they know how to do it. That's why computation is important, it tests whether or not you can solve a problem. I suggest you join a math team...
by Huang
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Quick Recall isn't the BEST way of determining the team with the greatest array of knowledge, but you can't argue with the fact that people who know it the best, know it the fastest. If there's a better way to determine which team is better, why not use it? analyzing a question for grammatical clue...
by Huang
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I've heard people always say, "the better you know it, the faster you know it." I've heard those same people are delusional. Anyways, I believe it becomes quite self-evident to many players how ridiculous it is to compete on a set of glorified Trivial Pursuit questions. The game quickly boils down ...
by Huang
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

grayson77 wrote:state quick recall.
Haha, what other useless skills are we predicting teams for this year?
by Huang
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament Update:

We're 90 percent sure it will be on October 24th since on September 26th there's some KAAC convention crap. If a majority of Kentucky coaches won't be traveling to this convention, then we can definitely change the date back to September 26th.
by Huang
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 6089

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

Is Louisville aware this is a PSAT date?
by Huang
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do not do this!
Replies: 53
Views: 6920

Re: Do not do this!

Hilariously you are accusing someone with a math degree of not knowing basic mathematical concepts. Let me break it down for you: Jerry knows what he is talking about, and despite whatever you may argue, those 2 numbers are the exact same thing and to pore over every word looking for a technical lo...
by Huang
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5980

Re: Equal represenation in Quizbowl

I think the main reason that I'm interested in getting more girls on the team is that it really has degenerated into an "old boys' club" mentality. It's very cliquey among these guys, and there's always a select cabal of them that basically run the club. I know that trying to gender balance the tea...
by Huang
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 38098

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

24th - Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's second team 32nd - Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's first team Out of curiosity, how did this happen? Dunbar A was generally stronger statistically, but they lost 4 playoff matches by a combined total of 105 points--including a 15-point game against Dunba...
by Huang
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

grayson77 wrote:I know that the date may be a conflict for some people, but October 10th would work best for Grayson.
Sorry Scott, we've narrowed the dates down to 9/26 and 10/24 but we're strongly leaning towards 9/26 due to the ACT conflict on 10/24
by Huang
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65171

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Sandy, Have you all set a tentative date for your tournament? We're looking at these dates September 26 Pros: As far as I know, no conflicts Cons: Maybe too early? October 3 Pros: Good early date Cons: Might conflict with Brown's EFT tournament although Dunbar hopes there will be a mirror of it at ...
by Huang
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18392

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Like most pyramidal questions, the number of potential answers here diminishes as more clues are revealed. All clues used should uniquely identify one possible answer, not multiple answers. Clues that could lead to multiple answers are vague, useless, and anti-pyramidal. I guess a decent analogy wo...
by Huang
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9873

Re: Texas '08-'09

So I wouldn't focus on getting in as a wild card. I disagree because NAQT rarely rejects wildcard bids from what I've been told. I certainly could be wrong though. This high schooler, from all prior conversations, probably hasn't played a tournament with pyramidal questions, period. Pulak, correct ...