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by Kwang the Ninja
Sun May 30, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38560

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

LASA beat GDS and SC beat Dorman. If Maggie Walker beats LASA, they play the winner of the Bellarmine/SC match in an advantaged final. If LASA wins, they play the winner of the Bellarmine/SC match to set up a one-game final with Maggie Walker.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat May 29, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Organizational Help Urgently Requested
Replies: 6
Views: 2366

Re: Organizational Help Urgently Requested

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
Kwang the Ninja wrote:Powerpoints, also this.
No man, Mnemosyne is where it's at.
Woah. Had never heard of this, but I downloaded it, and it's utterly awesome.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat May 29, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38560

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

In case anyone isn't following the HSNCT live Twitter feed, Maggie Walker beat State College in a prelim meeting, becoming the last undefeated team, before losing to Dorman the next round.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu May 27, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 17970

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

While congratulations should be extended to any and all schools who receive rankings and kudos, perhaps the imperfection of polls should also be recalled. How can anyone forget these howlers: "Dewey beats Truman" or better, "Gore take Florida;beats Bush". However, taking "the long view" -- which is...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed May 26, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5526

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

Music questions frequently use clues about music videos for lead-ins. Watching music videos has (to my embarrassment) gotten me powers/first lines on things like "Blah Blah Blah" (MUT 2010), Ke$ha (custom HSAPQ trash) and "Girlfriend" on an old NAQT IS. I imagine this method of study would work qui...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue May 25, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TELESCOP at NIU 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 6148

Re: SCOP Mirror at NIU 10-30-2010

Luckily, since there's human beings in charge of running this tournament, they will be able to distinguish between "novice" and "seasoned" players. All these technicalities are kinda absurd, why would someone who is an elite player that just happened to miss both nationals want to play a super-easy ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun May 23, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5526

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

I'm not sure about the HSNCT set, but almost every NAQT set I've ever played has had a bonus somewhere in it about AFI's top 100 film quotes. Looking over those/becoming familiar with them/memorizing them would not only (probably) get you points at HSNCT, but would help you in any NAQT tournaments y...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu May 20, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

Re: CC Player Poll 2.0

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:I'm not totally up on the CC circuit, but Robert Slade always does well at the non-CC events in which I've seen him play.
Unfortunately, GPC didn't play CC SCT this year or CCCT, so I didn't get to see him play. I left out of my rankings anyone who didn't play CC SCT or CCCT.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu May 20, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

CC Player Poll 2.0

(Didn't want to clutter the real poll thread up with this) Community College Player Poll v2.0 Thought I’d continue the proud tradition of “Chipola freshman making outrageous claims on the internet” with this poll, conducted by me with input from nobody. 1. Charles Hang, St. Charles Scored some point...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri May 14, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7990

Re: Getting Good at History

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:The AMSCO US History book
This, man. My APUSH teacher swore by this book. I wasn't really playing quizbowl when I took AP, so I didn't buy the book (we had classroom copies so buying books was optional), but I really, really wish I had.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed May 12, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57344

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Will this set be open for delayed college mirrors (like HSNCT)?
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun May 09, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

NoWayItsTanay wrote:Are these going to be posted?
Just resent it to George.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat May 08, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD/DC state championships
Replies: 42
Views: 6706

Re: MD/DC state championships

The problem with the, like, 1/1 foreign language (tournament) distribution in NAQT is that it is very hard, if not impossible, to write a properly pyramidal foreign language tossup. Two lines of, "This word is flyjlklj in Finnish" is not helpful to anyone except native speakers of those languages, s...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20507

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Holy mackerel! I assume that means that Mark wasn't playing for Snead, right?

PS--ACBL is played on NAQT A sets from 1998, right?
No, Mark definitely played.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20507

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

For anyone who is not friends with Casey Lowery on Facebook, Northeast Alabama just won the 2010 ACBL state champiosnship 420-80 over Snead State.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20180

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

What should you do when traveling to and from tournaments? section of the guide wrote:Andrew Hart’s 2008 Illinois Open Speedcheck [set]
Is this available anywhere? I am really interested in seeing/playing it, and it doesn't seem to be on the Stanford or Collegiate archive.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 6430

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

I can write and/or edit this. Should we set up a Google Doc or something to start writing?
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '09-'10
Replies: 31
Views: 4813

Re: Florida '09-'10

The members of Team Florida off the top of my head are: David Fleischhaur (Escambia), Sarah Harms (Santa Rosa), Paul Kelson (Jackson), Kay Li (Escambia), Ryan Pace (Leon), and some other guy. Wow, I didn't realize that all but one of the members of Team Florida were from the Panhandle. Go North Flo...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14974

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

Kay, I think you might have to just agree to disagree, man. It doesn't seem like either side is going to back down, and there's more of them.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '09-'10
Replies: 31
Views: 4813

Re: Florida '09-'10

Also, I have been informed that Team Florida (consisting of Paul Kelson, Kay Li, and four other unknown persons) will not be competing this year. Meaning, I suppose, that the NTAE/PAC is officially dead.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '09-'10
Replies: 31
Views: 4813

Re: Florida '09-'10

Quick CAC Division III results-- 1. Jackson 2. Monroe 3. Wakulla Division I final should've just started, and I'm not sure what happened in DII. EDIT: I have just been informed that Santa Rosa won Division II, and learned from an unverified source (Wikipedia) that Escambia won Division I. If this is...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

This set is now open for question-specific discussion. George, I think you already have it, can you go ahead and post it?
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5548

Re: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10

bt_green_warbler wrote:That sound like "tossups, negs" in the final game.
Ah, I'm stupid.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5548

Re: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10

I only kept the individual stats for the first round robin, which was four games. Did you guys keep team stats for the remainder of the tournament? I imagine people would find those interesting even if you didn't keep individual stats. I know that Alabama beat ULL 345-105 in the advantaged final. A...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 6650

Re: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll

Whig's Boson wrote:I'm taking bets on which will happen first: the release of these polls or ACF Nationals.
http://hsquizbowl.org/blog/?p=158
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 8478

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Dallin and Ahmad, want to play on a team in this?
Yes, I do. If you have any ideas for the theme, can you email me (so I can get started writing)?
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 8478

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

I'm interested in playing this as my first guerrilla tournament, and would certainly be amenable to writing like 5/0 or 10/0. Somebody shoot me an email ([email protected]) if you're looking for a 1~2 ppg player who can write part of your packet.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School Nationals?
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Re: Middle School Nationals?

Second, back on the subject of hoses, a question. I've noticed my son has got into the habit of waiting a while to buzz in just in case the question ends up asking something different from what it might initially seem to be asking. Can I assume he is doing this because he has been the victim of too...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 22370

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

On a scale of 1-10, how interested would you guys be in writing/collaborating on a national championship set(for next year)?
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3694

Re: Some DII Feedback

bt_green_warbler wrote:
1979 Sugar Bowl wrote:Just wondering what category in the distribution coffins and stamps fall under?
Miscellaneous and general knowledge, respectively. (Coffins should have been in gk too, rather than miscellaneous.)
Any chance those categories are on their way out?
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3694

Re: Some DII Feedback

ValenciaQBowl wrote:I suppose that's right. Unfortunately, a lot of CCCT players didn't seem to know the term.
We got it, and we're the fourth or fifth best team in the nation!!
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3694

Re: Some DII Feedback

I would love to know why tossups on androids, zombies, coffins, and stamps all got put in the same round. That was reaaaaaaaaaaaaally fun(n).
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

Thanks to Billy, Borglum, Ahmad, Jessica, Casey, Jaclyn, Lois, Ian, Taz, and Cara for staying and playing until 1(!) in the morning. Also thanks to all the Chipola people who stayed and helped me by staffing (except the person who shall remain nameless that read packet 10 during round 3 and sent me ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20507

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

The closest one I can think of would be either Wynn Street Park (directions) or Jennings Field (directions). I recommend Wynn Street, because Jennings is in a more unsavory part of town. Thanks for the directions, Dallin--that was above and beynond. Of course, the court in the potentially more "uns...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)
Replies: 40
Views: 13401

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)

The literature event will depend on how long we have rooms and staff available. I might be able to give you no better than a game-time decision on that -- I just haven't thought much about it yet. We're looking at a field size giving us 13 or 14 rounds of Regionals, though. It might be nice to have...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 20507

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

ValenciaQBowl wrote:are there any outdoor basketball courts near the Fairfield Inn we're all staying at?
The closest one I can think of would be either Wynn Street Park (directions) or Jennings Field (directions). I recommend Wynn Street, because Jennings is in a more unsavory part of town.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

I'm going to make several schedules for various numbers of people, and then once I have a finalized number, plug everyone into the schedule. It'll probably be some sort of RR followed by a one-game final, depending on how many people sign up. I'm going to set a field cap of 16, if we get any more th...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

ValenciaQBowl wrote:If Billy Beyer and Ahmad are playing, I'm playing! They may be seals, but not baby ones.

Jamie Delmolino, who's staffing CCCT, has said he'll staff this, so maybe I can be spared to play. But I'm at your disposal, Dallin.
I would definitely rather have you play than read. This is gonna be awesome.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

This set is now finished, but I'm going to look over the hard copies and have Ethan take a look at them before I send them to you, Nick. Once we've got a finalized version, I'll send you a file containing all the packets and a master file that has all the questions uncombined and (mostly) sorted by ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Academic WorldQuest
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: Academic WorldQuest

My only advice for such a competition is what our NTAE coach told Team Florida before we played (basically)-- get questions right, but don't get questions wrong.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Stanford (2/27)
Replies: 45
Views: 6628

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Stanford (2/27)

By the way, I'd be interested in playing the Lit/Fine Art Singles being held at Chipola the day before this tournament takes place since I don't plan on doing anything else on Saturday night. I would be interested in this as well.[/quote] There's no mirror fee for this, so if someone from Stanford ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

All the lit and art is done for this tournament as of right now. Still gotta knock out the music and the RMP. Remember to email me your registration! Also, can someone from Clemson email me about their semi-mirror of these questions so I know where to send them once I've got the set done?
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

This tournament is done, and is in the playtesting/polishing stage. Below is the running list of people who have registered. REGISTERED Charles Hang Ahmad Andrew Levin Ian MacKenzie Borglum Jaclyn Constantine Billy Beyer James A. Johnson Mark Morris EXPRESSED INTEREST Jessica Collins PS-- remember t...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

As ridiculous as this may sound, my status on playing this is in the air due to my coach deciding he wouldn't stay with us after the RR if we decided to play. If I can arrange something with Northeast (assuming some of their people play) or some other solution, I will definitely play this. I'll let...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17000

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

Hey, As of right now, this is happening. We're looking at a 10 pm start time, probably a full or double RR, and then head home/to hotels hopefully sometime after midnight. As such, we are gonna need people to probably put in an extra five bucks or so for pizza, and I guess tell me any allergies or a...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Re: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?

I'm not sure if I like giving the Epistles the same amount of space the Old Testament. Maybe 3/3 rest of NT and add the 1/1 to theology? NT-Rest would also include Revelation, and you can really get at least a tossup a round from the stuff in there. But you're right, probably that should be cut (I ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Re: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?

As another practicing Christian, I would be willing to organize/work with others on such a set.
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 CCCT at Chipola, February 26-27
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: 2010 CCCT at Chipola, February 26-27

Is that right, George? Though I'll gladly take it, I can't remember that wager. Anyway, now we have to fight the home-court advantage. Though of course it didn't do much for us last year. Hmmm, Should we put a limit on the amount of crazy quizbowl fans that attend to help curb the home-field advant...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT 2010 CC Sectional Sites?
Replies: 23
Views: 4247

Re: NAQT 2010 CC Sectional Sites?

Mr. Young or Chris, have either of you heard of any of the Georgia teams like GPC attending a Sectional? I thought they would either come to ours or one of the Florida ones since there wasn't one in Georgia. I know GPC has Robert Slade for his last year and when I talked to them he said they planne...