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by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

Re: College Football Game Dates

If no one else is gonna say it: Maybe the South wouldn't be such a joke in the college quizbowl realm if its quizbowl players didn't routinely miss tournaments to watch football on television? It's not like they are ON the football team. No one wants a conflict with other events when hosting someth...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

Re: College Football Game Dates

Those really aren't problems, Alex, nobody hosts anything right after Thanksgiving and Iowa State doesn't have a team, so I expect us at MU to literally be the only people affected by such a conflict. I went ahead and added that game anyway. I'm not sure what the plans are for that area of the coun...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

Re: College Football Game Dates

The games listed in the post above basically involve major programs with a focus on the Southeast since that’s the region that seems to have the most conflicts with football and because it’s the region I’m most familiar with. I also have sprinklings of Big 10 games and a few others that caught my ey...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

College Football Game Dates

I thought it would be useful to have a listing of some major college football games that could potentially impact college quizbowl scheduling, attendance, logistics, etc. This list basically begins in mid-September and goes through the weekend before Thanksgiving, which seems to cover most of the fa...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue May 03, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5882

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

(1) First, I think there is some merit to the idea that we have college quizbowl and high school quizbowl for a reason: circuits can most naturally form and be justified based on level of education and there's a place for strict rules. If there's a concern marketing the college circuit because ther...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26770

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Greetings, HSAPQ is pleased to announce that the following teams' bids for the National All-Star Tournament have been accepted: Texas: Head coach: Chris Romero Player 1: Thomas Littrell Player 2: Benji Nguyen Player 3: Jiawei Li Player 4: Jonathan Xu Player 5: Roger Cain Player 6: Carlo DeGuzman Dis...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21702

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

South Carolina won't be able to make it. Good luck!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 55452

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

I will point out that in my opinion rewarding teams who have easy matches and run up scores on weaker opponents is nothing more than praising the bullies for being bullies instead of rewarding the teams that fought hard for the wins they received. That said I believe W-L should always be the first ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 55452

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

One more thing I'd like to emphasize is the lack of communication with Minnesota. It's not really good form to run a tournament in such a radically different manner without mentioning it to the people who wrote your event. Part of the reason Minnesota wrote 14 rounds was give teams plenty of rounds ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 55452

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Anyway, this tournament had some good aspects that I'll mention later, but.... I also wish to comment regarding my "TD fiat" at the end of the tournament. To my knowledge, all parties who were taking issue with the scorekeeping system had been informed of the "quality" (which, after consultation amo...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19975

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Are you people just too polite to object strenuously when bullshit like this happens at a tournament? Maybe that's a problem. Well, this is just laughable. The problems are the tournaments themselves and not our genteel Southern courtesy. While what happened at NGCSU should never be done again and ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19975

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

I did want to bring up one more challenging issue for this thread. One thing any team (Southeast or otherwise) must do to get nationally competitive is to consistently attend national, DI-level tournaments such as DI ICT, ACF Nats, and Chicago Open. All of the best regions annually bring a bunch of ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 55452

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

South Carolina would like to register for this. We'll bring 2 buzzers and 2 readers.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19975

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Geography-wise, as I noted earlier, the Southeast could really use more tournaments in Atlanta. It's an ideal location that's close to lots of quizbowl-playing schools. So, just a bit of idle speculation... as far as features unique to the Southeast, is it at all possible that the outstanding streng...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19975

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

I mean, trashing an entire region based on one tournament seems a little much. The Southeast has hosted several good tournaments this year, and this thread clearly has people from the Southeast posting who are more or less interested in making this region better. Out-of-region guys like Charlie Dees...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21702

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

I'd say there's a pretty good chance South Carolina will be here, but it might coincide with exams.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating for Your Own Team
Replies: 26
Views: 3450

Re: Moderating for Your Own Team

I moderate for South Carolina all of the time. I've never been biased for or against them in any match. I can't imagine the fact that I read to them at practice gives them an advantage over their opponents. In my 12 years of involvement in quizbowl at the college level, I can't remember a tournament...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19975

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

I'll have more to say on this later, but Chris's point about a lack of grad programs is valid. As a former grad student player myself, I've certainly never complained about the presence of grad students in quizbowl, but it definitely doesn't help the Southern quizbowl scene to have so few grad stude...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6023

Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Is it possible for South Carolina to still register for this regionals? We'll bring a buzzer system, and Bryn and myself will be available to read and whatnot.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELED: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU

Well, disregard my previous post. We're still expressing interest.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELED: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU

South Carolina is withdrawing from this tournament. We'll probably have some teams at MUT here, though.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELED: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU

South Carolina is interested in bringing 2 teams to this.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary D-Values
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Preliminary D-Values

Is there a reason South Carolina isn't on there?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 17349

Re: Critique Jonah's questions

Eric, moderators who are not experts can't possibly know when they're being lenient enough and when they're being too lenient. At this event where being too lenient could be the difference between a team getting a bid to nationals or not, it is unreasonable to expect most moderators to go along wit...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 17349

Re: talk about individual questions here

-Syncretization was not accepted for Syncretism. Fuck you, name-redacted moderator from this match. I think you're being a bit hard on the moderator. As was pointed out here , lacks of alternative answers put moderators in a bind. I mean, how's a mod who's never studied or heard of the subject supp...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 17349

Re: talk about individual questions here

re: Ethnic History of the Vilnius Region Once I get my hands on the set, I might be able to comment a little more, but yeah, there were a few times as a mod that I felt put into a bind on the prompting/accepting answers side. One tossup that I thought fit this description was the DI one on unemploy...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 17349

Re: talk about individual questions here

I felt some prompting was insufficient in this set. Things like the tossup on "yo mama" left a lot of new players confused, and in my room a player buzzed in, said "mother," and I decided to deviate from what was on the page and prompt her. I think stuff like that, for a field full of new teams, a ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 18124

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

Kay, if you can start a team at Emory, you'll be a quizbowl hero. Seriously, there's no reason on earth why that school shouldn't have a competitive team every year, and it would be a perfect place to host tournaments. Nick's link looks helpful. Starting a team would take some work, but it's possibl...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138368

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

Thanks Chris; it's a definite possibility that we'll be coming to VCC, which is always a good trip.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138368

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

I heard that there might be a regional for the Southeast in the works. Is there any news on that?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26770

2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

High School Academic Pyramid Questions announces that it will be holding the second HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 11-12, 2011 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. The tournament will convene at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 11 and run until about 6 PM, then conc...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 13710

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Sure; VHSL is a definitely a good reason to host it on Sunday, if I do say so myself. Hopefully I can find a way to bring our team up there. We'll figure it out.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Guy to a "New" Team
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: New Guy to a "New" Team

There's been lots of good advice in this thread. I would like to say that the college circuit in the Southeast desperately needs teams to host tournaments, so I would think that most people would just be glad to have a tournament to go to even if it isn't done 100% perfectly. Anyway, me and Bryn Rei...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 13710

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Oh man. Too bad it's on Sunday. South Carolina would like to come, but that might make it impossible.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34982

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Thank you, Mr. Little Helper. That tournament was awesome. Also, this.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34982

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Wesley Willis
I Want an Alien for Christmas
The Waitresses
Mannheim Steamroller
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34982

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Christmas Time Don't Let the Bells End
Christmas at the Zoo
Carol of the Bells
Merry Christmas...If That's Okay
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34982

Re:

Merry Christmas I Don't Want to Fight Tonight
Christmas in Killarney
Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
Blue Christmas

I miss the Otters. I didn't like voting against Stevie Wonder either.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34982

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Fairytale of New York
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus by Standstill
Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas by MST3K
Bar-B-Que by Emmet Otter's Jug Band
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools

Firstly, the fact that you haven't received many replies doesn't surprise me since most people are never put into this situation. Most people that post on these forums are in fact at major institutions and do not have this problem, hence they don't have the capabilities of seeing things in a way th...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10338

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Yeah, thanks for putting Delta Burke (the tournament!) together. I always find it a good tournament to read at practice for novices, and this year's version (of the tournament!) looks good as well.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10338

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

That's a good point. I have nothing against people talking through questions they thought to be too hard or answer lines that seemed frustrating. I was just expressing my objection to discussions in which people tried to use arbitrary "ranking" systems of notability or merely threw out objections t...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10338

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

I'm a little bit confused about the discussion, and since I'm something of a veteran quizbowler, I wonder if perhaps some of the younger players trying to discuss tournaments are also confused. It seems like oftentimes when people say, "X is too hard," lots of posters, especially more experienced po...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF rule change regarding high schools
Replies: 21
Views: 5635

Re: ACF rule change regarding high schools

Let me just make sure I have this right: does this rule change require a college team to write a packet if one of its players played in a collegiate event of any kind before 9/1/09 when said player was a high schooler?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools

I’m glad you posted about this because I think it will help address perhaps the most destructive myth about college quizbowl: the myth that your school cannot have a good quizbowl program if you're not at an elite university that is chock full of former high school greats. Yes, most of the “top 25” ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10338

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Okay, let's continue the discussion of the thread focusing on the "why did you ask about X when Y is more askable and gettable by teams?" Let's not. This is almost always not a productive approach to tournament criticism. Most of your examples don't hold up particularly well. "The Weary Blues" - it...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Five Simple Ways to Get Better
Replies: 25
Views: 4847

Re: Five Simple Ways to Get Better

I think Mike Cheyne's ideas are pretty good; new players who are interested in getting better should consider using them. Other things mentioned in this thread are also useful. I want to expand on one thing Mike said: 2. Take a packet or listen to a packet at practice. Write down some things you don...