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by New York Undercover
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: Texas '08-'09

So I guess there aren't really that many posters from the Houston area? I know that LASA has a few guys on the forums, but I don't think I've really seen anyone from St. John's or Bellaire here (though I may just not be paying attention). Has the Texas circuit always been this (seemingly) weak? I me...
by New York Undercover
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

I realize that i've made about half of the recent posts on this topic but here's the list of photo times (All on Sunday June 14) 9:00 LA 9:10 OH 9:20 PA 9:30 SC 9:40 USVI 9:50 CO 10:00 CT 10:10 TX 10:20 FL ----------------- 1:00 WY 1:10 NJ 1:20 KY 1:30 NH 1:40 IA 1:50 IN 2:00 AL 2:10 NM 2:20 OK 2:30...
by New York Undercover
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113869

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

If I understand what you're saying, my point was that there would probably be fewer graduations in the third or fourth week of may as compared to the first or second week of June.
by New York Undercover
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83103

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

FYI here's a link to podcasts of all rounds (except 13, in which a student apparently did not want to be recorded): http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2009/podcasts/index.html This might help resolve some issues, although currently the podcasts are taking a long time to load for me. out of curiosity, what i...
by New York Undercover
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113869

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

why not a week or two earlier (late may)? i would think that most graduations are the first week or june or later, so such a date may lessen the number of graduation conflicts, while still avoiding AP exams and probably IB tests.
by New York Undercover
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95212

Re: Bad Negs Again

on an old Panasonic match:
FITB in these titles, third one: _____ becomes electra
me: carmen .... wait ignore what I said
by New York Undercover
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113869

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Ugh, this later date makes it conflict with my high school graduation. And I was really hoping our school may be able to make its first trip to this competition. The changes sound great though, more in line with "good quizbowl" format to go with the high quality of questions that we know PACE produc...
by New York Undercover
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

For those interested Round 1, Sunday June 14, 2009, 1:30-3:30 Fantasia Salon KL- Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina Fantasia Salon MN- USVI, Colorado, Connecticut Fantasia Salon PQ- Texas, Florida, Tennessee Round 2, Sunday June 14, 2009, 4:00-6:00 Fantasia Salon KL- Wyoming, New Jersey, ...
by New York Undercover
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 35998

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

what was the question? [-3,-2] should be the only correct answer- [-2, -3] is just not proper interval notation
by New York Undercover
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

My coach got a list of teams participating in the mail today, along with Day 1 matches. 20 teams signed up. This tournament appears to be very near its death. Care to post the info? I will gladly do so later today when I see my coach again. I was unaware that in Round 2, 2 teams advance from each r...
by New York Undercover
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

My coach got a list of teams participating in the mail today, along with Day 1 matches. 20 teams signed up. This tournament appears to be very near its death.
by New York Undercover
Sun May 24, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: Texas '08-'09

Mr Robinson still is the coach, yes, and he has pictures and state/nationals results up from his last 20 years on the wall in his room. Nice to look at. We were actually considering going to the Holiday Hoedown (I believe Mr Robinson received a flier about it at the SHSU fall tournament) but it was,...
by New York Undercover
Fri May 22, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: Texas '08-'09

Blah It's disappointing how inactive this topic is. My school will hopefully attend a few TQBA events next year. We're an OK team at Chip's format (for most of this year we practiced 4 quarter- tossup, tossup/bonus, lightning, tossup- games), and I think we'll do somewhat decently at NTAE (after win...
by New York Undercover
Fri May 08, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10645

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

Because I don't want to create a new thread, I'll just ask here: how do most people read packets? zoomed in so they can only see one line at a time? I wish there was a good fix so that I could have the packet I was reading spew out one line at a time (like on #scobowl), but I could retain the abilit...
by New York Undercover
Thu May 07, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Packets for High School
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Science Packets for High School

The bold part is called the power if you answer the question inside this area in most tournaments you receive 15 points not the usual 10. FTP = for the points, which means 10 points. On any tournament using negative -5 penalty for incorrect interruptions, if you interrupt anywhere in the question a...
by New York Undercover
Thu May 07, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Packets for High School
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Science Packets for High School

(apologies to mods, I didn't finish my last post before accidentally hitting submit) I know this isn't entirely related to the topic but I was looking at some of the packets from science non-strosity, and in these packets (as well as some other packets I have seen), each problem has a section that i...
by New York Undercover
Thu May 07, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5560

Re: Bouncebacks?

why? To me, they seem to be solving both problems- giving teams the opportunity to garner some points that the other team missed (which is the purpose of normal bouncebacks, I'd presume), but still "penalizing" them for not getting the tossup (which would otherwise be solved by not having bounceback...
by New York Undercover
Tue May 05, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5560

Re: Bouncebacks?

But why not consider rewarding bouncebacks at half of their value? This way the team who doesn't get the toss-up does get compensation for depth but loses some of the value as a result of not getting the toss-up.
by New York Undercover
Sun May 03, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

My mother has been expressing concern at the things I am planning to do this summer because of the outbreak of swine flu. Now, I realize that it doesn't seem to be a huge deal other than being a new strain, or whatever, but a number of school districts around Texas are closing, and I'd imagine that ...
by New York Undercover
Sat May 02, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10645

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

I found a suggestion to look at the "You gotta know" lists NAQT gives, with the literature one here: http://naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/works-of-literature-3.html How would the contests of this list compare to those of the carleton list? I mean, should I assume that NAQT will be a better source for this k...
by New York Undercover
Sat May 02, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10645

Want to get a literature foundation

I'm on a team which thinks it is better than it really is, and unfortunately we are too caught up with getting good at the crappiness of the NTAE format to really improve ourselves in what we are weak in. I'm "the math guy", and I consider myself strong in computation math. That's about it. I can an...
by New York Undercover
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14484

Re: 2009 NTAE

klein high school is representing team texas
practice is pretty ughtastic because of the format, though
by New York Undercover
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: Texas '08-'09

Hi, I go to a high school in Texas and was just wondering (for next year) what tournament you are referring to. The only tournament my school went to this year was the one for qualifying for the NTAE, hosted at sam houston state.