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by jewtemplar
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 7033

According to NAQT's website, that is the same date as the NAQT state championships, held at UVA.
by jewtemplar
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT or PACE?
Replies: 14
Views: 7820

TJ will be at both.
by jewtemplar
Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18993

If there's no mention whatsoever, then the decision's even easier. You accept an answer that is correct. Pardon my repeated postings.
by jewtemplar
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18993

Generally when there is a problem of i raised to something, the answer is always given in the form of 1, -1, i, or -i. If nothing more was given on the prompt, I would have said it was wrong. It would be like giving and answer in spanish when the question is clearly in english. I see no justificati...
by jewtemplar
Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18993

I would prompt, but rules usually specify whether simplification is necessary. I don't think the word evaluate has much to do with it. The safest thing is obviously to stick with the rules. If they're unclear, prompting makes sense, since the answer was technically correct.
by jewtemplar
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Pre-Nationals" Tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 3345

Cav came pretty damn close last year, as I remember, but the massive convergence they had may not be repeated for a while.
by jewtemplar
Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9343

We may or may not send a small contingent to cav (composed of players who were not at princeton), but we are passing on yale due to the massive expense of money and effort it would require for a less than satisfactory return.
by jewtemplar
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320709

The question gives a recent year that marked the beginning of the tradition of whacking it. If that poorly conceived neg had occurred, I am relatively certain I'd have known about it.
by jewtemplar
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Open II- February 12, 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 9343

Not to mention that it's the same day as Yale's winter tournament. Yeah, Yale's tournament will be preventing us from attending UVA's on the 12th. Unless these are irreversible plans or the purpose of the trip is a college visit, I would not recommend Yale. While Cav will be missing a few key teams...
by jewtemplar
Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT 2005 Results
Replies: 7
Views: 5933

For what it's worth, I would like to officially apologize for the obscene difficulty of the final round. It didn't get the attention it deserved and was not ideally suited to deciding a final match between such highly competitive teams. There's not much of an excuse for a lot of the answer selection...
by jewtemplar
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5415

Format is mACF:
20 10 point tossups with unrelated bonuses. No powers, no bouncebacks, no timing. 5 point negs in effect.
by jewtemplar
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5415

As of today, there are no remaining spots in the TJIAT to be held on January 15. A list of schools and team numbers is below. If your school is interested in attending, please contact me at jewtemplar at gmail dot com to have me put you on the waiting list. Some cancellations this week are inevitabl...
by jewtemplar
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5415

You are registered. Email confirmation and another field update will be up shortly.
by jewtemplar
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 23117

1) "Pulse of a generation" and "big news" have no bearing on fine arts status. 2) The improvisational nature of much jazz music and its distinctly non-academic tradition entail a major gulf between it and the commonly accepted fine arts canon of classical music. This alone is reason for restraint in...
by jewtemplar
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320709

I like how that one mentioned the term "spokesspud" in the second sentence.
by jewtemplar
Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248146

With equal lack of offense to Virginia's run at Panasonic, the format and content there is so different from what most teams do all year that, even without the all-star teams, it really wouldn't measure performance in normal quizbowl. It may not measure performance in normal quiz bowl, but it might...
by jewtemplar
Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248146

I would never say "Illinois is #1", but I think we're right there. I don't think we need to have extensive participation in nationals to prove that. What proves that? A large league circuit and decent showings at KMO and Panasonic? I can imagine no way to prove a state's quiz bowl merit other than ...
by jewtemplar
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5415

Field Update: TJIAT 2005

Spots at TJ's house written tournament on January 15 are filling up fast. Please email me at jewtemplar at gmail dot com if your team is interested in attending and is absent from this list. 43 teams from Virginia, Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Mississippi have registered, and the f...
by jewtemplar
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17934

THANK GOD SCD will use bounce-backs unlike NAQT who remains in the "Dark Ages" on that issue. I won't go into the timed-untimed (and thus the fast/leisurely moderator) debate, but I don't know exactly why you are so dogmatic on the bounceback issue. You seem to imply that almost all of the tourname...
by jewtemplar
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Masters Open
Replies: 19
Views: 11019

they're going down this year, just like the[y] fell to gov school last year in pace. Would that be--in one match the entire year against one of the greatest teams ever assembled, in one of the tightest national final rounds ever read, at the end of a rally for the ages largely achieved by one of th...
by jewtemplar
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Masters Open
Replies: 19
Views: 11019

KMO is kind of fun, but we wouldn't participate for fun alone. Getting a team to function correctly requires everyone to shut up and move on when they get questions wrong, not to chime in with what everyone else is saying, and to have some caution giving an answer when lots of points are at stake. T...
by jewtemplar
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Masters Open
Replies: 19
Views: 11019

TJ 1849
by jewtemplar
Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 6043

I believe the playoff rankings were by number of losses, then an ad-hoc mixture of head-to-head and ppg.
Do you have records of individual stats that will be posted at some point?
by jewtemplar
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Seeding Procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 4178

Swiss pair.
by jewtemplar
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13272

Exactly how does one prove "sandbagging"? Ask the coach for rosters? Some coaches want their team to be as student-run as possible, including letting their captains choose lineups. There are schools out there, and successful ones I might add, that: 1. do not hold tryouts 2. do not make cuts 3. do n...
by jewtemplar
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1706

Announcement: TJIAT 2005

The Thomas Jefferson Academic Team is pleased to announce 2005's Thomas Jefferson Invitational Academic Tournament 1/15/05, 7:30-6:00: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Format: · 20 10-pt tossups with related 30-pt bonuses · Questions written by the TJ Academic Team Structure...
by jewtemplar
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JIAT II brief Results
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

JIAT full stats

Full individual and team stats (in sqbs format) for prelims and playoff results are now available at http://tjhsst.edu/itsacademic. We apologize for the excessive delay.
by jewtemplar
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic IX: October 23, 2004
Replies: 12
Views: 6543

You going to need readers?
by jewtemplar
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7155

I'm really not sure how much of the quizbowl circuit fits into this category, but I know a lot of DC area tournaments are of the 20 ten-point 5 neg tossups with nonreboundable 30 point bonuses persuasion, or modified ACF as some call it. This format, even though it cuts down on time by not using bou...
by jewtemplar
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7155

NAQT timed

When running an naqt tournament, there are a number of reasons to use modified rules, with games of 20 tossups: many teams are unfamiliar with rules and strategies for timed play; moderators read better when speed is not an issue of prime importance; timers can be hard to come by; many say timed rou...
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Virginia Tech Invitational Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

Questions, format?
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Substantially more than nationals, actually, especially when you consider playoffs, but there shouldn't be too much wait time if no swiss-pairing is done.
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Aren't there only 15 rounds in an naqt set?
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26754

Masterful implicit syllogism, there.
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Science Bowl writers needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

I'll be competing this year, so I won't be contributing questions, but I was wondering if you knew who was responsible for coming up with that unusual format in the first place (I won't go into my theories on its conception), and / or if there is a designated contact to whom I may address concerns t...
by jewtemplar
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320709

He'd have given the wrong last name even if he dropped the cullen
by jewtemplar
Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26754

Are you confused as to the existence of a major disagreement over the merit of pop culture questions? As trivial as the poem identification worksheet must have been, few would argue that poetry has no place in high school quiz bowl. Many would take such a position regarding rap. Also, what exactly a...
by jewtemplar
Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JIAT II brief Results
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

I'm glad you all enjoyed the tournament. Uberaschung, please do edit that post, as the NAQT questions are strictly taboo until they are released for public purchase. Regarding the maces, we'll see if we can finesse Steve's Ukrainian mafia connections (or whatever they are) next time around, but it's...
by jewtemplar
Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JIAT II brief Results
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

Done.
by jewtemplar
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JIAT II brief Results
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

JIAT II brief Results

Brief results: 1 State College A 2 Gonzaga 3 Raleigh Charter A 4 Blake 5 Richard Montgomery A 6 Maggie Walker A 7 Richard Montgomery B 8 St. Anne's Belfield A (left after quarterfinals) Congratulations to all teams for helping make the tournament a resounding success, and for making it the first I'v...
by jewtemplar
Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

No.
by jewtemplar
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Yes, 32 would be rather ridiculous last year. The playoff will be 16 teams. The top 5 or 6 will receive NAQT bids, and it may only be the top 2 who receive PACE bids, unless a few more teams register late in the game. The field, though small, is still quite strong, though. The small size of this tou...
by jewtemplar
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Staunton; closer to spotswood.
by jewtemplar
Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Directions, a schedule, a copy of the rules and information on local food establishments may be found at http://activities.tjhsst.edu/itsacademic. Field as of now: Maggie Walker Governor's School 4 Richard Montgomery High School 3 McLean High School 2 Georgetown Day School 2 State College High Schoo...
by jewtemplar
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Spaces are definitely still open. Email or call this week, whoever would like to register.
by jewtemplar
Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Taking my lead from UMD, a field update for JIAT II, to be held October 2. Registration will continue for a while, but if you're delaying, let me know by email that you're interested. Also, the NAQT set to be used for the tournament is IS-44. Registered: Maggie Walker, VA (4) Richard Montgomery, MD ...
by jewtemplar
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic
Replies: 10
Views: 5605

I think there are 14 20-pt team questions, with a possible 25 point bonus.
305 team points are possible, I think, plus the starting 100.
by jewtemplar
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

ChopinManiac wrote:Anyways, find a good coach and you will have a good team.
Find kids who enjoy learning and you'll have a better team. Such kids also do much to convince reluctant prospective sponsors.
by jewtemplar
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

Though I don't see how a $50 entrance fee is crippling to the circuit, I understand Mr. Greenbaum's position. I'm sorry you will be missing out on some good competition this year. Best of luck at Maryland.
by jewtemplar
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10529

TJ tournament update

The following is a change to the previously announced JIAT pricing: The first team is now $50 (not $55), the second team now $45 (not $50). Buzzer discounts are still $5 per working set, and question sets are still $25, as mandated by NAQT. Registrations are still being accepted for this tournament....