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by Tanay
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country
Replies: 19
Views: 3839

Re: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country

More foreign quiz bowl (with the most intense scoring prizes EVER):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8312447.stm
by Tanay
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Social Science
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Social Science

I guess I'll get this one started, mostly because I was confused about one of the bonuses in the set. 11. George Akerloff posed this example to explain why the owners of good used cars would be unable to sell them at a fair price. For 10 points each: [10] Identify this situation in which buyers’ unc...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA

Also, any updates on the hosting situation?
by Tanay
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA

Can someone help us with a place to stay for WCI? The finances aren't looking fantastic right now.
by Tanay
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

The first post in this thread has been updated with some dates from the NAQT website. Expect Bellarmine to claim one weekend in March or April to host another tournament, likely on the BATE set.
by Tanay
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Natl. History Bee & Bowl - Update & Tournament Announcements
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Natl. History Bee & Bowl - Update & Tournament Announcements

I played this tournament (my first since nationals) yesterday and thought it was a good one. This was generally a standard-level set with a good distribution that covered all facets of history. The questions weren't perfect, but were overall very good, and I'd recommend this tournament to anyone int...
by Tanay
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21105

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

Secretary of Bobcats wrote:4/23 seems to be the vastly preferable (in regards to being able to show up) date for the forming Illinois contingency.
This. Several of our players have similarly indicated difficulties in attending on the 30th.
by Tanay
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21105

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

At this point, it looks like there are enough available sets of appropriate difficulty that people should be able to play D2 SCT at their local sites (WCI, Midwest, etc) without having to worry that this tournament would lack usable sets.
by Tanay
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138364

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

We also happen to be closer to some of the South California schools than the Bay Area is, so we might save certain teams some driving time. And we can try to get Region 13 SCT teams into it, too. Nothing against the ASU bid, but I just want to dispel the notion that the Bay Area circuit is prohibit...
by Tanay
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5900

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

We have one team writing a packet for this, as well as two buzzers.
by Tanay
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal '10-'11
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: NorCal '10-'11

Also, my preseason rankings: 1. Bellarmine 2. MSJ 3. Harker 4. Mills 5. M-A 6. Gunn 7. Menlo 8. Bell B 9. MSJ B 10. San Mateo 11. Lynbrook All of these teams will or will have a shot at qualifying for nationals. So, halfway through the year, some of these schools have played no quizbowl, others are...
by Tanay
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21105

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

I can say for sure that this date would work better for our team but will reserve any official declaration that this is the case until I've contacted my coach.
by Tanay
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21105

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

Bellarmine would like to come to this, and our coach likes the idea too, but the current date conflicts with the West Coast Invitational, which could prevent more than just our team from attending.
by Tanay
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 42773

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

Is it closer to Kenzaburo "oy" or Kenzaburo "o-way"?

EDITED: Never mind! Found it.
by Tanay
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...

drno wrote: Haha, I love how our school officials can't spell the names of countries correctly. That is, actually, an e-mail from our Vice President for Advancement and is eerily reminiscent of an article on our school's website.
Except the school website didn't misspell things.
by Tanay
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11520

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

This was fantastic. I hope more people join and that this idea catches on.
by Tanay
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...
Replies: 17
Views: 3482

Re: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...

And it makes for a good article too: http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/10/12/b689996/bellarmine-college-prep-quiz-bowl-team-leads-globally I should clarify that our quiz bowl team doesn't consist just of the people listed in the article, though it's phrased as such at the end. There are many o...
by Tanay
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No one in California wants to play TIT? I can't believe it!
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Re: January 2011 Regular Tournaments in the West

We like playing quizbowl, want to show up to college tournaments, have a more flexible budget than we did last year, and are willing to write packets. Please host things, colleges.
by Tanay
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99474

Re: On-going season rankings

Team A gets 75% TU conversion against team B and averages 20 PPB. Team B gets 25 % conversion against Team A but gets 30 PPB. This scenario is incredibly rare, almost to the point of being unfathomable. In HFT's elite field, only five teams averaged 75% tossup conversion over the course of prelims,...
by Tanay
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99474

Re: On-going season rankings

Having the two primary factors be points per bonus and powers per game seems like it would strike the correct balance between evaluating a team's depth of knowledge and its ability to get tossups against teams of similar caliber. To an extent, the number of powers per game is also affected by the st...
by Tanay
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99474

Re: On-going season rankings

To not be tongue in cheek, what was the deal with the MSJ & Bellarmine teams at this? I have no clue how meaningful any of it is, other than the general idea of "these schools have good players." I don't know how/why MSJ divides its good players among teams. In general, we avoid doing such a thing,...
by Tanay
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: THUNDER Playtesting

Bellarmine won't be attending THUNDER. Wednesday is better.
by Tanay
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28912

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Bellarmine is interested in attending this, pending some logistical stuff. We tend to have two buzzers.

Edit: I should clarify, though, that when I say "some logistical stuff," I mean a good amount.
by Tanay
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 4576

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

nadph wrote:A team or two from Bellarmine might be able to attend this if we ignore final exams, the lack of a budget that permits this, and the inevitable transportation problems that would ensue. Very uncertain, though.
Fixed.
by Tanay
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

Stats are here: http://results.scobo.net/Bellarmine/BELLEROPHON Brackets have been adjusted so that they're appropriate. Note that Phil was 4-1 in prelims but was dropped to moderate and ensure even brackets for the rest of the tournament after lunch. Also, MSJ is even deadlier than stats would sugg...
by Tanay
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

This happened. MSJ "C" and MSJ "E" were our finalists, with "E" winning the title in an advantaged final in which "C" had the advantage. The top scorer was "Aaron Rowand" (Phil Yakushev) from the house team Phil Fills for Mills. Stats will be up within the next few days. Thanks to everyone who showe...
by Tanay
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

cvdwightw wrote:The second is that even if you want to do two prelim brackets, a far better format is to advance six teams to the top playoff bracket and either play a full round robin again or play the top three teams in the other bracket.
This made a lot of sense and we decided we would do it. Thanks.
by Tanay
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

Wouldn't it be better to do a round robin and break ties at the end? That's interesting, but I don't understand why it would be better (besides the obvious "having 11 prelim rounds" thing). We designed this format so that teams could play teams of similar strengths after lunch, but I guess I'd be o...
by Tanay
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

Two more teams signed up over the weekend. The field now consists of twelve teams and is final. This tournament will begin with two randomized brackets of six teams each that will play a round robin before lunch, followed by a record-based round robin consisting of three brackets of four teams each....
by Tanay
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

The field for this tournament has been finalized and will consist of the ten teams listed in the initial post. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 30th.

EDIT: This post was less final than the next.
by Tanay
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)

Though I couldn't compete today, I want to thank Jeff and the rest of Berkeley for hosting this tournament. We don't often see IS-sets, especially this early in the year, and having talked to the rest of my team, they said it was well-run and a pleasure to attend.
by Tanay
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

Bumping this to note several updates in the field.
by Tanay
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 20537

Re: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."

The Debate Team at my high school has begun to constantly trash our quiz bowl team, saying that it is all about "learning and regurgitating useless facts." The trashing has gotten so persistent that my best player (who has devoted much of his 3 years of high school to learning for quiz bowl) talked...
by Tanay
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 56
Views: 17949

Re: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl

It looks like the Bee is a one-on-one competition.
by Tanay
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

After some deliberation, it's been decided that this tournament will likely be run on a HSAPQ set. The BATE set will instead be used for a tournament to be held at Bellarmine in the spring.
by Tanay
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

laserphaser wrote:I feel that you, Tanay, should contact Stanford about getting their email list to get the word out about Bellerophon.
We'll be trying to get a few mailing lists for sure. This year, we're aiming to increase attendance from traditional Quiz Kids teams as well.
by Tanay
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 56
Views: 17949

Re: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl

learning about issues of actual historical import. I think many people will appreciate a tournament that also brings in the history of the arts, sciences, religion and philosophy, and even a small amount of sports and entertainment history I don't think these views are mutually exclusive. In fact, ...
by Tanay
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 56
Views: 17949

Re: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl

Using a clue about, say, Beatles' song lyrics to describe a historical figure instead of clues about that figure's accomplishments and actions is not important and not historical. I'd like to add that it's infinitely harder to learn this way. If I wanted to study about Egypt to get things on the le...
by Tanay
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 56
Views: 17949

Re: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl

I really hope someone familiar with modern, pyramidal quizbowl joins and cleans up issues like these questions from the practice round (found at http://www.historybowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010-2011-National-History-Bowl-Practice-Round.pdf ): Which president shared his actual first name with a sai...
by Tanay
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

Can anyone from Stanford comment on when Cardinal Junior Classic will be this year?
by Tanay
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10
Replies: 48
Views: 16912

Re: FRIGHT @ Richard Montgomery HS, 10/30/10

sir negsalot wrote:NOOOOOOOOO This conflicts with the Colbert rally on the mall :oops: :aaa: :oops: :aaa:
And Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" as well.
by Tanay
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

I have been informed that, barring any changes in format, this tournament will meet standards for PACE affiliation.
by Tanay
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 Preseason Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 4232

Re: 2010-2011 Preseason Poll

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Is there a deadline for this?
by Tanay
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

We anticipate having a house team or two for this tournament.
by Tanay
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 10296

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote: Bellarmine - Everyone?
Yes. Everyone.
by Tanay
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

BELLEROPHON (10/30/2010)

This is a preliminary announcement for BELLarmine’s Eminently Reputable Official Pre-Halloween Obstacle (New!), or BELLEROPHON, a tournament scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Bellarmine College Preparatory's campus in San Jose, California. The tournament will run from approximately 9 am to...
by Tanay
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 14039

Re: VCU Open Discussion

It's a little like asking for the name of a character who only appears briefly The tossup on the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man from Saturday's set seemed to fit this description. Close to everything from that tossup can be found within a few pages of The God of Small Things here , and there are at lea...
by Tanay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal '10-'11
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: NorCal '10-'11

If we get well-run tournaments from both Berkeley and Stanford, which we should, I predict a revived interest in quizbowl in our region. This would just be the best. Not trying to be demanding here, but it would totally be cool if we could play tournaments on non-A-level sets In related news, we ju...
by Tanay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: Cal Classic at Berkeley (10/16/2010)

This is awesome. I'll be talking to our coach about this on Friday. You can probably expect a non-zero, non-one number of teams, but we'll have to see.
by Tanay
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9923

Re: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011

I think Neil from Southside is going to Stanford too.