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by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24805

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

pulsars, rebellions of Ireland, D.H. Lawrence, Visigoths, Madame Bovary, J.M.W. Turner, potassium ion channels, Dionysus Offhand, I see at most three that might go dead in a room with two average teams: Ireland, Turner, and the ion channels. Any half-decent lit player should convert Lawrence and Bo...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7106

Re: ACE Camp

So who is going to Milligan?
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do not do this!
Replies: 53
Views: 6917

Re: Do not do this!

People have alluded to this before, but I think the big problem is that to get a comp math problem before the other team, you HAVE to ignore everything that doesn't lead to the answer and listen for the numbers. You don't have time to contemplate the difference between "odds" and "probability". If N...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5976

Re: Equal represenation in Quizbowl

This topic looks like it could get touchy pretty fast. Clearly, no one's said anyone offensive yet, but tread carefully, everyone.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 25884

Re: Tentative Announcement for the Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl

I predict that fully half the field will be from Charters A to I. That's still only 9 teams. Charter can do much better than that. Also, please try not to schedule this for early Jan/Feb, because we're using an HSAPQ set around that time. I'm not sure if HSAPQ can crank out new sets that quickly. Y...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 25884

Re: Tentative Announcement for the Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl

I predict that fully half the field will be from Charters A to I. That's still only 9 teams. Charter can do much better than that. Also, please try not to schedule this for early Jan/Feb, because we're using an HSAPQ set around that time. I'm not sure if HSAPQ can crank out new sets that quickly.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113786

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Out of curiosity, has a site been decided yet? If not, is it likely to change?
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
master15625 wrote:next time
pffft
To elaborate, there will be no mathcomp questions at the '10 NSC.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Yeah, you're right. I'm guessing they didn't put too much effort into the mathcomp questions. Wow, yeah, I'm really sorry about the L'Hopital's rule brainfart (and apologize to anyone that messed that up) and the aforementioned linear independence one (though the second clue hopefully ruled anythin...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 26923

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Maybe you should just mimic the rules that PACE is going to use for their national tournament in June, just so teams can say they've practiced on that exact format sometime before the end of the year. We will certainly consider that, but we need to talk to Father Meehan before making a decision. I ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 26923

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Now that HSAPQ's PACE format has been discontinued, we will likely use HSAPQ's ACF-format, but with bouncebacks. However, we have not yet decided how to value the power marks.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22490

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

JRBerry makes a very good point. Math is something taught at school. He also does have the best math player in the state, Eric Chen. Please do not remove math from the questions. Brookwood is a powerful team, and they need to win JV and V state, we cannot afford to lose math computation else it may...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24805

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

I only know it from a passage in the Purgatorio that references them.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22490

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I was good at mathcomp in high school. I was so good at mathcomp in high school that I scored 15-40 points per game more than I deserved from it. My production immediately fell in college, and it took me a while to recall that I never really had that much knowledge to begin with. I knew how to do a...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24805

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

15. Rossetti depicted this man executing a portrait of a friend in his [this man] Painting the Portrait of Dante Alighieri. This student of Cimabue surpassed his teacher in depicting facial expression and realistic draperies, such as in his late work The Mourning of St. Francis. The Uffizi currently...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22490

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I think computation tossups, if they are allowed to exist, sound completely stupid when written pyramidally. If there was a consensus to allow math to be a minor exception to the rule of pyramidality, than maybe they have a place. Although, we test knowledge in Quizbowl, not skill. I once competed ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Speaking as an infidel who enjoys beating dead horses, it seems like "time periods+obviously christian stuff" is going to narrow the answer space down pretty quickly for much of the field. Are there other noteworthly liturgical periods besides the one discussed that I just don't know about? None th...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

19. Jesuit theologian Benterim claimed that a thirteenth-century law decreed that pictures should be covered during this time period, and its beginning is defined by the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Methodism holds that “Kingdomtide” precedes this event, and this event...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56299

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

EDIT: On reflection, I feel that my post was impertinent as well as rude and ask that it be deleted.

User was warned for editing out the content of this post.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

From Packet 5 For 15 points, determine the limit as x goes to 0 of cos(pi*x)/x^2 (cosine of quantity pi-x divided by x-squared). ANSWER: pi^2 divided by 2 [or pi-squared over 2] How is that correct...? I mean, the limit is positive infinity (it goes to 1/0). You can't use L'Hospital's Rule when the...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

19. Jesuit theologian Benterim claimed that a thirteenth-century law decreed that pictures should be covered during this time period, and its beginning is defined by the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Methodism holds that “Kingdomtide” precedes this event, and this event...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Road to NAC 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5461

Re: The Road to NAC 2009

The thing I love about the lightning rounds is that I almost ALWAYS see the tournament (both :chip: and the NJ Challenge) follow the doctrine of having one easy category, and one not-so-easy category. Also, since the trailing team picks first, they are more likely to sweep it while the leading team...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

19. Jesuit theologian Benterim claimed that a thirteenth-century law decreed that pictures should be covered during this time period, and its beginning is defined by the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Methodism holds that “Kingdomtide” precedes this event, and this event...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Road to NAC 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5461

Re: The Road to NAC 2009

The thing I love about the lightning rounds is that I almost ALWAYS see the tournament (both :chip: and the NJ Challenge) follow the doctrine of having one easy category, and one not-so-easy category. Also, since the trailing team picks first, they are more likely to sweep it while the leading team...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34423

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

hwhite wrote:
ColJade wrote:Out of curiosity, who's on TJ's A-team next year? And Seoup, are you the captain?
Not speaking for the team, I believe that A team next year is slated to be Stephen, Seoup, Diana, and Olivia, with Stephen as captain (though admittedly they've started adopting the "TJ B" moniker).
Thanks.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 34423

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Out of curiosity, who's on TJ's A-team next year? And Seoup, are you the captain?
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57101

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

I still don't get this tournament. How do we know that there won't be favoritism when determining an all star team? Like for example, how do we know that the team represented won't be all from the same school itself, and how do we know that we are choosing the best players to represent each state? ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 10152

Re: Next Year

Given the rather broad topic title, I'd say we should be considering something else: which team do you think will win the HSAPQ All-Star competition? Virginia has Maggie Walker and whoever TJ comes up with. DC has Matt Jackson, other GDS players, maybe Aidan and me. MD has Isaac, Douglas, Kuo-Kai, w...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 18654

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

I'm going to play this, but I'm looking for teammates. I'm very interested in playing this, and likely not with my team. Hey, who's interested in a probably very pathetic high school team? I'm not sure, but I'd kinda like to play this too. Actually Aidan, Trey and i (tentatively) are thinking of pl...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior NAC 2009 Results
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Junior NAC 2009 Results

scquizbowl wrote:
Some of those questions are so high level. What middle schooler has read Princess Bride?
It's a pretty famous quote, e.g.: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... igoMontoya
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 10152

Re: Next Year

Maybe this won't matter next year, per se, but TJ could get better than they ever were within the next 4+ years. Longfellow MS, which feeds select kids into TJ, has been sending a quizbowl team to legitimate tournaments (and :chip: ) around the area. Depending on how they're being coached (and from ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior NAC 2009 Results
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Junior NAC 2009 Results

Longfellow MS of Falls Church, Virginia wins the 2009 Junior :chip: apalooza. Given their solid performances in the KMO's, it's probably safe to say Longfellow is a legitimate national champion. So congratulations to Coach Huang and his crew. YAY LONGFELLOW!!! :party: Sucks you had to go through th...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 26923

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

An addendum: Now that PACE has abandoned its old format, it is at the least uncertain that HSAPQ will continue making NSC-style packets. Right now, we're waiting for HSAPQ to address this.

EDIT: Clarity.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu May 28, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33394

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

At some point, pure knowledge is not enough to get you anywhere. It is how you APPLY the knowledge. Herein lies the problem. Is this statement true? Absolutely. Will quizbowl knowledge alone bring you a successful career, a loving family, or whatever else you're seeking in life? Obviously not. But ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed May 27, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 5095

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

+Video Games
+FFX
+Good reception
+Nearby
9/10

Are HS'ers allowed to just show up and pay to play unaffiliated? If so, MAKE IT HAPPEN.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed May 27, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9762

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

I was a little disappointed in our Goldfish performance, myself, but it certainly would have helped if we had had either of our math-capable players present for that round. Those two mathcomps didn't help us at all. Plus, I'm actually willing to give my kids karma points for not knowing who Ryan Go...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue May 26, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

I remember a bonus on Egyptian goddesses, several Celtic myth answers, a couple Chinese things (Eight Immortals for sure), a Norse bonus including Tyr, a TU on Marduk, and an Aztec bonus including Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc and someone else. But still, unless I've forgotten a lot of answers, that isn'...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue May 26, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95149

Re: Bad Negs Again

"This man's ringtones have included three by ABBA *BUZZ*"
"John McCain?"

Answer: Gregory House
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun May 24, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18380

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

While I realize that most people won't care too much about this, I will commend whoever wrote the trash questions. "Gunblade" is certainly not an answer I've heard before (thank you, trolling Gamefaqs). This may be just me, but it seemed like a few lit questions weren't giving titles as they went al...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed May 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24805

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

Maybe it's just the fact that I had to read something by him in Spanish this summer, but it seems like he comes up at every tournament my team goes to (which, again, is only personal experience). He didn't come up in the rounds used by the tournament we went to, so I was surprised until seeing the s...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed May 20, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24805

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

I knew there had to be a Marquez question!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue May 05, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9762

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

quizbowllee wrote:
ColJade wrote:About when can we expect the results for this?
Eh? It's been a week...

I'm not trying to hustle them along; I'm actually wondering.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon May 04, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10749

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Due to certain events going on at our school that day, our coach may be unable to come. In that case, would it be possible to pay for it ourselves and come unaffiliated?
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon May 04, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9762

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

About when can we expect the results for this?
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9762

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

Two questions: 1. When you say "or about," does that mean that we can don't have to do it exactly that day? Our practices are normally on Thursdays; we can change it to Wednesday easily, but if we don't need to, we'd like to know. 2. How will this data deal with buzzer battles (i.e., two teams buzzi...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Blake After School Tournament 3/4/09

St. Anselm's is interested.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament(GAT) (2/7/09)
Replies: 20
Views: 5023

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

Will this tournament be rescheduled, or is it canceled completely?