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Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)

With a little less than a week to go until this mirror, we have 6 total teams. If anyone else wants to sign up, please let me know.

Registered:
South Carolina House Teams (3)
North Greenville University
Wofford College
College of Charleston
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)

With a little over a week left until our mirror, we have North Greenville signed up and USC house teams. There's plenty of room for more teams, so please let me know if you are interested in coming. This tournament will definitely happen as we'll have plenty of house teams available, but we'd love t...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)

The University of South Carolina will be hosting a mirror of the Collegiate Novice tournament at our campus in Columbia, SC on Saturday, September 29. This tournament is an early-season introduction to competitive quizbowl in which novices can play against teams of their own strength on questions th...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2518

Re: KABO Question Specific Discussion

If anyone is still paying attention to this thread, I was wondering: I seem to remember a tossup on someone from French history named "Ferry" come up. Could someone post that tossup or give the answerline?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 16173

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Me and Bryn's team has merged with Jon Pinyan and Stephanie Yuen's team for the main event.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 16173

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Bryn Reinecke and myself will likely play in this. Feel free to contact me if you want to join us. Also, I sure hope the Mike Cheyne movie tournament is mirrored that weekend. And I'd be happy to read for the technology tournament.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 4082

Re: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

I don't really see how listening to the music factors into that, though. In theory, you could just memorize a bunch of lists. Listening to the pieces that come up is helpful because it helps one internalize the composer and the piece's name. For me, if I haven't actually heard the piece, I'm much m...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 36377

Re: Fine arts/music

Outside of classical music and opera, the only music I think I hear in the fine arts distribution is jazz. Are there any other genres of music that might be considered art (as opposed to trash)? Recently, it looks like the circuit has decided that art film can include modern films. Can the same be ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 10347

Re: Who'll Kick the Krauts to Japan?: Movie Set

Cheynem wrote:This will be finished by VCU Open, so hopefully it can find some time to be run that weekend.
If this event is run at VCU Open, I will be sooo happy.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat May 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: (not on) 8/4/12
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: VCU Open: 8/4/12

Bryn Reinecke and myself will be playing in this. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in joining our team. We'll gladly play with anyone.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed May 09, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything
Replies: 41
Views: 34453

Re: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything

Wasn't the Gamecock the one where Robert Whaples showed up after, like, a thousand years off playing? Yeah, that's right. I met him there and got him to write one packet for each of the first couple Delta Burkes. I can't remember if he was a grad student in economics or teaching it at Wake Forest. ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon May 07, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything
Replies: 41
Views: 34453

Re: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything

Let's see, though, if I have a question for Dave: did you play at a master's/open tournament at South Carolina (Columbia) in '97 or '98 (it was only held once)? It was the first time I'd played in years, and I recall that the two best teams at the tournament were a Maryland team and a SC host team....
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33233

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

South Carolina player Jake Spinella is likely transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill this fall. He'd probably like to play quizbowl there. He's a very good philosophy player and has decent knowledge in other areas.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21602

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

I was interested in knowing who wrote the Lee Atwater question. I liked it and would like to see more "behind the scenes" types from US history come up.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 49825

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

Could someone please post the discount schedule for this tournament for moderators, buzzers, and laptops.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals prediction thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9700

Re: ACF Nationals prediction thread

Papa's in the House wrote:Let's try this again.


Second bracket (with an outside chance at the top bracket):

Georgia Tech
I was told Tech wouldn't be coming.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)
Replies: 11
Views: 5049

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)

I am fairly sure that the stats for the first NGU-Clemson game are incorrect, as it says that we got no bonus questions correct and Justin (who should have one 10 and one -5 for the entire tournament) is listed as our top scorer for that round. I'll see about getting that fixed. I haven't had a cha...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)
Replies: 11
Views: 5049

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)

Congratulations to Georgia Tech for winning the USC mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament. Tech ran the field, finishing 10-0. South Carolina A and Wofford tied for second. Phong Nguyen of USC A was the leading scorer. Thanks to USC alums Bryn Reinecke and JR Fennell for reading/scorekeep...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)
Replies: 11
Views: 5049

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)

For those coming to MUT at USC tomorrow, we will be in a new building. We will meet in Gambrell Hall. It is a very short walk from our original venue, the business school, so parking is the same. Here is a map showing where Gambrell is: http://web.csd.sc.edu/cgi-bin/uscmap/uscmap.cgi?type=number&dat...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)
Replies: 11
Views: 5049

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)

I'm copying Mike Cheyne's of Minnesota's post from the master MUT thread to clarify what teams are eligible to come to this tournament. Let me know if anyone has questions on this or anything else regarding the USC mirror: Note about eligibility: This tournament is for undergraduates. You can be any...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145649

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I was definitely introduced to/learned about the following things because of pro wrestling, and I credit getting several tossups on these subjects to internalizing them at a fairly young age. Off the top of my head: Bolshevism/Khrushchev/Zhukov/Communism in general Samoa/Iran/the Sudan/Uganda/severa...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6661

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

Congratulations to Alabama for winning. This tournament had a lot of parity, and I read for several very close matches. A bigger field would've been nice, but I was impressed with the attitude and play of the teams that played.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6661

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

Has the e-mail with the final info been sent out yet? One of our team members is driving separately and needs all of the relevant info (registration times/meeting room number/etc.) very soon. Please contact me at [email protected] ASAP. Thanks!

Got it. Thanks!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)
Replies: 11
Views: 5049

Minnesota Undergrad Tournament at South Carolina (March 17)

This is the general announcement for the University of South Carolina mirror of this year's Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT), which will be held in Columbia on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Please read this entire announcement, especially information concerning the St. Patrick’s Day festival in ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 22455

Re: Difficulty

I just want to know if you have any familiarity with the southeast circuit at all. How does it come to pass that other schools all across the country somehow manage to make this transition and yet only one region remains outstanding? No, I meant what I said about taking a wild guess - I live in the...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 22455

Re: Difficulty

The tense is key in understanding what I meant on this part; We are not, in the present, ready to compete with teams who combine for more years of college quiz bowl experience than number of years I've been alive. We will be, and we're moving towards this, but for now, we belong in DII, if just for...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012

Great to hear, Wes. South Carolina will have a regular team. And Bryn Reinecke and myself will be playing as an open team. If anyone wants to join our team, just e-mail me at [email protected] .
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012

Serious Games Showcase and Challenge wrote:Postponed? Why so?
Room reservation issues is my understanding.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: BARGE mirror @UGA 1/28/2012

I've gotten word that this mirror is being postponed to a later date.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6661

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

Is there any info on base fees and discounts?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall and numbers of packets
Replies: 35
Views: 8873

Re: ACF Fall and numbers of packets

I'll take one last stab at middle ground. Andrew talked about teams "composed of players with two or more years of experience," but what if the writing requirement were reduced for those teams with only one player across the two-year line? I think half a packet would be more fair for those teams, e...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14777

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote: On another subject: The only question I want to bring up specifically is the Piaget/Kohlberg/Erikson bonus. Did anybody else think that didn't have a hard part?
Like the Milgrim bonus, the Piaget/Kohlberg/Erikson bonus was plenty challenging for novices.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14777

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

I wish there was more film in the tournament.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: History Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 6038

Re: History Resources

Some reliable, meaty, concise online sources for US history are websites for national parks, battlefields, and other historic sites. For example, if you want to write a question on the Battle of Cowpens, http://www.nps.gov/cowp/index.htm has pretty much everything you need. And this works for biogra...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)

Thanks for the kind words, Joey. Congratulations to Georgia Tech for going undefeated and winning MAGNI at USC. USC A finished 2nd and USC B finished 3rd. Will Butler of Georgia Tech led the tournament in scoring with 111.5 PPG. Phong from USC A, Jake from USC B, and Joseph and Joey from Auburn roun...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)

Still time to sign up for MAGNI at USC. Also, just wanted to let everyone know that we're adding a $5 laptop discount. They will be in good hands and will be safe kept for the entire tournament.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8
Replies: 24
Views: 9017

Re: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8

Hey, the USC team looks like it will be short-handed, but we've booked rooms for a full team, so we've got extra room at our hotel. If anyone wants a room for $15 on Friday night, let me know. We'll probably be coming in pretty late (I can call ahead to try to check you in), but hey, $15 is a pretty...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)

I really wish we could hold it on the 22nd, as Alabama, Auburn, Dorman, and Tech could all attend/bring more teams that weekend. Unfortunately that's USC's fall break weekend, and we wouldn't have the readers. Also, reservations would be hard to get in two weeks anyway. We really appreciate y'all's ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)

Just wanted to remind everyone about our MAGNI mirror. We've got plenty of room for more teams.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

I've sent it out. Anyone else who wants it or anyone who didn't get it for some reason, let me know and I'll send it to you. Also, pretty much everything in the newsletter is from the message boards, so definitely monitor the boards regularly for the latest info.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Duke (September 17th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Duke (September 17th)

I see that the date has been changed in the announcement, but in case anyone missed it, the Duke novice event is now going to be on September 17th.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

MAGNI Mirror at U of South Carolina (10/15/11)

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina will host MAGNI on 10/15/11 in Columbia. MAGNI is a collaboration between Chris Chiego and Auroni Gupta at UCSD, Matt Jackson, John Lawrence, and Kevin Koai at Yale, and Jerry Vinokurov. It will be a regular difficulty tournament. REGISTRATION: T...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

I haven't sent it out yet. Look for it this week. Sorry for the delay.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

Thanks everyone for posting your interest in getting a newsletter. I'll be releasing the first newsletter of the 2011-2012 season sometime this week; if anyone else wants to sign up, feel free to post here.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl
Replies: 32
Views: 11750

Re: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl

I really enjoyed this event. It definitely had accessibility issues for anyone without legal training, but I don't think that was a bad thing. In a way, I hope that non-lawyers (and hopefully some prospective law students) got a chance to get a taste what you really do learn in law school. I thought...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 25056

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

Bryn and I have room for another person or two on our team. Contact me at ericd25 at hotmail.com if interested.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 11577

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Bryn Reinecke and me need two teammates for the VCU Open Trash. Feel free to contact me at ericd25 at hotmail.com if you're interested in joining our team.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 25056

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

Bryn Reinecke and myself need two teammates for the VCU Open. Feel free to contact me at ericd25 at hotmail.com if interested in joining.