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by Huang
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11721

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Edward Powers wrote:Sandy,

Have Princeton & Yale also confirmed October 2nd as the dates of their mirrors as is indicated upthread?
Yes
by Huang
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11721

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Short update: John and Dan have confirmed mirrors at Yale and Princeton respectively.
Dunbar would certainly also like to have more teams come down to Dunbar so please feel free to send me an e-mail confirming your team's attendance.
by Huang
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21781

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Faiyad wrote:
Huang wrote:[We] lose Ping, which means we'll probably have to fake our way into getting science questions.
What about Jay?
If Jay studied a little for quizbowl, then we might be in good shape.
by Huang
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21781

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

PACE NSC Playoff stats for Dunbar: http://pace-nsc.org/2010stats/2010_PACE_NSC_Playoffs_teamdetail.html#t4 PACE NSC Playoff stats for Manual: http://pace-nsc.org/2010stats/2010_PACE_NSC_Playoffs_teamdetail.html#t6 Considering Manual was missing Meghamsh at NSC... I'm not sure if I would have put us ...
by Huang
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21781

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I like this trend of more quizbowl tournaments happening within the state. Assuming Manual hosts their tournament in October, that's 4 (Dunbar, Danville, and WKU) good tournaments in one month.
by Huang
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11721

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

SoLegit12 wrote:We're coming -- at least 2 teams with buzzers and reading
How many buzzers?
by Huang
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11721

Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Host Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on 1600 Man O' War Boulevard in Lexington, KY Date October 2nd, 2010 Registration Send an email with DAFT in the subject line to huang.sundi@gmail.com List how many teams and how many buzzers your school will be bringing in addition to how many miles your team ...
by Huang
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3696

Re: GCAT Interest

Both vendors will work perfectly for Kentucky teams. If Danville and Vandy (or w/e nearby hosts) end up using HSAPQ, then I think it would be wise for Grayson to purchase NAQT (just remember to ask for the non-computation version of the IS set).
by Huang
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo Distro
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: Scobol Solo Distro

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I would be surprised if too many people were bothered by US, British, European, world lit. I'd probably seek to divide Euro, rather than US, into two categories (perhaps by date, perhaps by location).
Maybe ancient history could work?
by Huang
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20283

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

The Granny wrote:Do you promise to not put razor blades in your set like you did last year, Sandy?!!??11;/
Haha, you never know! In all seriousness, I'll have a couple copy-editors ready to look over the set in case I go crazy (again).
by Huang
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20283

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

jonah wrote:What about digressions into political tirades? How about the policy of personally insulting people who tell you your set isn't perfect?
There will barely be any politics.

Edit: Only you, Jonah
by Huang
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20283

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Please make the packets of equal difficulty this year. Please do not use 2-line pointless (yet interesting) quotes in your tossups and bonuses. Shorten the length of your questions, in general. You will have a great set that i hope we get to play on. Oh and yes. Packets are of equal difficulty and ...
by Huang
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20283

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Dunbar Fall will be happening again this year. As of now, 3-4ish packets have been written, edited, playtested, and edited again. The other 2-3ish packets are still in raw form. Essentially, half the questions have already been written. There will probably still just be 12 rounds, maybe 14 or 15 rou...
by Huang
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37684

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

"X thing has an AP test and Y doesn't, therefore X should be represented more in the distribution" is a pretty bad argument to make. Notice how I said, "Not saying quizbowl should build its distribution around 'X number of people take this AP exam so therefore these questions should come up Y numbe...
by Huang
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37684

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Either way, both economics and psychology deserve a far greater share of the distribution than trash considering the fact that they're both AP classes that are widely taken by many high school students. That's a great argument for saying there should be more questions on each, but I don't see how t...
by Huang
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37684

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

The two most widely studied are econ and psychology (which got 4/3 each), and even in those cases I don't know that the majority of players have studied them. Either way, both economics and psychology deserve a far greater share of the distribution than trash considering the fact that they're both ...
by Huang
Mon May 31, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Sept. 25th, 2010)

Dunbar Fall will probably happen October 2nd
by Huang
Fri May 28, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19079

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

Sample packet looks good. Make sure you guys write bonuses so that there are distinct easy/medium/hard parts. A few of the bonuses lack any real difference in difficulty. 1. For ten points each, name these works by a common author. [10] The first chapter of this work is titled “The Stoker” and it de...
by Huang
Wed May 26, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6390

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

For anyone else who is curious: Chattahoochee. Anyways, I agree that some students are wary of posting -- but not solely because they are "scared" (or solely because of any other silly reason). It's not like the Georgia subforum is desolate. Not every state can be like Illinois (thank god). And I di...
by Huang
Wed May 26, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6390

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

The only current Georgia high school player who posts on this forum, at least on a frequent basis, is William Horton from Alpharetta. (Actually, not many Georgia college players post here, either, but that's another subject...) Maybe that's because William's coach/sponsor/whoever doesn't forbid him...
by Huang
Tue May 18, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing science questions: sources and topics
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Writing science questions: sources and topics

What are some must-have science textbooks for Quizbowl? This is what I currently have: Biology by Campbell Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown Organic Chemistry by McMurry (Is the Wade book better?) For cost reasons, I l...
by Huang
Sun May 16, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12042

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

Was anyone from Dunbar missing? Just curious. 1; Sandy Several people were missing such as Brian, Matt, Ping, Victor, etc. It seems the Dunbar lineup is extremely fluid. This might be getting a bit off-topic but you can probably expect Dunbar A to be close to what it was at Harvard's Fall Tournamen...
by Huang
Sun May 16, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12042

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

SoLegit12 wrote:
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Was anyone from Dunbar missing? Just curious.
1; Sandy
Several people were missing such as Brian, Matt, Ping, Victor, etc.
by Huang
Tue May 11, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

You get a giant trophy Eh, I don't care too much for "giant" trophies (the biggest ones aren't even that big). the Governor is usually the leading presenter at the trophy ceremonies Interestingly enough, Ernie Fletcher never showed up to a single awards ceremony but Steve Beshear has attended every...
by Huang
Mon May 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:Just out of curiosity, does the state championship have some sort of prize or prize money? Or is winning more of a bragging rights thing?
No prize money. Nothing really to "brag" about.
by Huang
Mon May 10, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

As convenient as state is for having everyone in the same place, it's a huge pain to organize everything then. With everything else going on that weekend, I think it's hard to squeeze in one more thing. I think another weekend would have worked better, but state comes at a time right before a lot o...
by Huang
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19079

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

Sorry, for the late response. I think the most important thing to do is to be able to discern whose advice is good and whose advice is bad when reading posts on this board. Listening carefully to those with good advice (such as the administrators and moderators of this forum) will produce a tourname...
by Huang
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uncooperative coach
Replies: 20
Views: 3333

Re: Uncooperative coach

Two possible choices: 1) Be "polite" and "nice" (in other words be passive) and lose out on numerous opportunities real quizbowl has to offer. Based on your description of your coach, I doubt his mentality will change before you graduate. The window of opportunity will start closing once your sophom...
by Huang
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

According to Fred, this tournament has been certified as platinum by PACE. This means we qualify Madisonville North-Hopkins, Culver A, Adair County, and duPont Manual B as our four additional teams. Congrats again to our original qualifiers: Ezell-Harding and duPont Manual A.
by Huang
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19079

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

SoLegit12 wrote:We might do that, but we are also interested in having a "pure" trash round in case we do this
That's a bad idea. Invest more of your time to writing as good of a tournament as possible.
by Huang
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14276

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

Out of the 192 teams going to HSNCT, how many teams do you think are competing for a national championship? There should be a balance between competition and fun time. I think quizbowl is the only competition where the people running the national tournament(s) make no consideration for people havin...
by Huang
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54155

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

The feeling is that a subject area that every players takes for 4 years in high school should NOT be ignored when asking state tournament questions. It's commendable that Georgia teams can compete in quizbowl at all, if your high schools are really teaching basic multiplication to 12th-graders. Bra...
by Huang
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXIX 3/20/10 at Nashville, TN
Replies: 23
Views: 4570

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXIX 3/20/10 at Nashville, TN

This was a really enjoyable tournament. Even more enjoyable than past ABCs. I liked that Daichi allowed us to play with powers and negs for the first game of the advantaged final. Maybe this can be implemented for the whole tournament at the next ABC iteration?
by Huang
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Playoff stats: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=PLD&id=4&page=standings After the afternoon round robin, Ezell-Harding played DuPont Manual in an advantaged final. DuPont Manual won the first final then won the second final. I think the margin was around 100ish. We'll make sure to include the ...
by Huang
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Congrats to DuPont Manual! Thanks to Culver and Ezell-Harding for traveling out of state, we really appreciated the added strength to our field.
Prelim Stats: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
Playoff stats will be up sometime in these next two weeks, hopefully.
by Huang
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Registration is basically cut off. We may have room for two more teams if needed (we're using two house teams to fill out our brackets).
by Huang
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

I think an e-mail has already been sent out to all the teams about this, but just in case anyone missed it...
Teams need to be at Dunbar by 8:15. Teams are also encouraged to get there earlier if possible so schedules can be finalized by 8:15. Round one will begin promptly after 8:15 so don't be late.
by Huang
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Declaring defeat seems premature.
Well, I didn't mean defeat. What I meant was that any other date we picked would be inferior to 3/13.
by Huang
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

It's a terrible situation to put those students in and it's a position that I can't put myself in. It's terrible that there are coaches who are selfish enough to deny their players the right to tryout for an all-star team. It's even worse when those same selfish coaches choose to make the tryout pr...
by Huang
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Gerd Bockmann wrote:How in the heck would this tryout hurt a team's chances of doing well at State?
It wouldn't
by Huang
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Coach K wrote: In all likelihood, we are looking at one of the weekends immediately after State (either the 20th/21st or 27th/28th).
Date to keep in mind: March 20th is Vanderbilt's tournament
by Huang
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 127055

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Jacopo Robusti wrote:Question: In what year of high school are each of LASA's current starters?
Benji and Thomas are juniors. I'm positive that Shen is a senior.
by Huang
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Inkana7 wrote:Am I the only one surprised/shocked that not one Manual kid has been mentioned here?
It's not like anyone was taking that list Scott made seriously. People who want to tryout will inevitably show up. I know for a fact that Shray is interested, if anyone cares to update that list.
by Huang
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62773

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Speaking of Gov Cup tests, I particularly enjoyed the Joseph Schumpeter and Irving Fisher questions on the social studies test. The social science questions certainly have become a lot less fake. Edit: Yeah, backing up Nick's statement. This is what Gov Cup covers for "Arts and Humanities." Visual A...
by Huang
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5309

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Faiyad wrote:
dbarman wrote: We will be using HSAPQ set 10.
ACF format?
Yes
by Huang
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62773

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Faiyad wrote:How about Saint X.? They've had pretty good teams in years past.
They graduated Akash
by Huang
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62773

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Gerd Bockmann wrote: Does anyone know about KCD this year?
I think they graduated Austin
by Huang
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I understand your method Sandy, I just don't believe it's that simple. My contention is that if there are two people that are close in a given area (for instance separated by a couple of points), then we need additional data to determine who better serves the team. I believe that we would get that ...
by Huang
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10890

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

And what about all of the questions that the other people in the big room get? What happens when several people are inevitably close? How to Form an All-Star Team: 1) Choose player getting the most points in science 2) Choose player getting the most points in history 3) Choose player getting the mo...