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by BlueDevil95
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8037

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Norcross was hoping to make the trip over into Alabama, but the set conflicts with our county tournament. No biggie, next year!
by BlueDevil95
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Theres an app for that.
Replies: 4
Views: 2518

Re: Theres an app for that.

This is pretty cool. Will this work for the iPod touch/any plans on an iPod touch version?
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55947

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Mechanical Beasts wrote:
BlueDevil95 wrote:Dallas, any word if last year's HFT will be posted?
I'm fairly certain I sent the set to George, but I'll do so again just in case it was lost along the way (or if things broke like when Prison Bowl briefly went missing).
Any word on this?
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buying Quizbowl Books Really Cheap!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: Buying Quizbowl Books Really Cheap!!!!

Masterpieces of World Philosophy and Masterpieces of World Literature both by Frank Magill are pretty awesome resources.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Subject Area: Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 10352

Re: Subject Area: Literature

Honestly, the easiest way to get better at literature is to, as Harry White pointed out, read packets. A bunch of 'em. The Mahfouz Memorial on the packet archive is probably a good place to see rounds that are all just literature. ...why would you recommend that set to someone who's just "starting ...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Subject Area: Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 10352

Re: Subject Area: Literature

Honestly, the easiest way to get better at literature is to, as Harry White pointed out, read packets. A bunch of 'em. The Mahfouz Memorial on the packet archive is probably a good place to see rounds that are all just literature. On the flip side, the most enjoyable way to get better at literature,...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20855

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

My team actually got it after the question mentionedthe first "good" variant, but yea it was a hard tossup. The only reason I got the tossup early is because I'm Muslim.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20855

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Woops. By shahada I meant Hadith. Thanks.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20855

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Could I please see....

Saul Bellow from IS-96? Shahadah (sp?) and "vini-vidi-vici from Is-102? and "equestrian" from IS-103A?

Thank you.
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20855

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Is the SCT set clear for discussion? As in, the one played at GA Tech on April 16th?
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should finals packets be harder than the prelims?
Replies: 21
Views: 6152

Re: GSAC XIX at Maggie Walker (12/3/11) - Seeking Mirrors

I don't see much of a problem with increasing finals difficulty if its only the clues that are increasing in difficulty. I understand that the results of the finals could be skewed if the answer difficulty goes up significantly, but whats wrong with a difficult tossup on Hemingway or Neptune? Sorry...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55947

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Dallas, any word if last year's HFT will be posted?
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

I am pleased to announce that the BDAT will be mirrored at UVA this upcoming October 29th.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I am pleased to announce that the BDAT will be mirrored at the University of Virginia on October 29th, 2011.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

We now have a mirror at the University of Minnesota

EDIT: Due to difficulty issues, the mirror at Minnesota is no more.
by BlueDevil95
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

A Barehanded Telethon Mirth Gun wrote:
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
BlueDevil95 wrote:with no negs.
What? Are you telling mirrors who host this that they can't use neg 5's?
I think he's saying that there won't be negs at the main site.
Harry White Is correct; we won't use negs at the main site, but mirror are free to.
by BlueDevil95
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Forgot to mention: the set is powermarked as well, with no negs.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20855

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

The tossup on Die Flaudermaus seemed out there for an IS set. Could I see it and its conversion stats please? I think it was IS-96.
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

All, The Norcross Academic Team is writing a set to be used this upcoming school year. We will have 12 rounds in total, 10 standard rounds and 2 finals packets. The difficulty will stay uniform throughout the entire set. The mirroring fee is $10 per team in attendance. If you are interested, please ...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Coach Grant said he'd prefer a January 28th mirror.

The University of Illinois-Chicago also contacted me a few days ago about a possible mirror.
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I'm glad you took our advice to heart and reconsidered. It really will make your tournament better off in the long run. I'm genuinely interested in seeing these questions sometime later next year. I'm sure they'll be great! Good luck with your tournament. Thank you. Coach Chrzanowski, you and your ...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Uh, the GSAC finals from last year were probably the most difficult good high school quizbowl packets ever written. I never said quality (although I hope we have a high quality set). I just thought it was a good set to compare our desired jump to. And Auroni's saying that you should not jump so hig...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:Uh, the GSAC finals from last year were probably the most difficult good high school quizbowl packets ever written.
I never said quality (although I hope we have a high quality set). I just thought it was a good set to compare our desired jump to.
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I think the difficulty jump of the first 10 rounds and the finals packets of GSAC XVIII is a good comparison of what we're shooting for. It's not much of an increase, but still challenging.
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Looking at the tossups/bonuses I've written now, the difficulty jump isn't that devastating. Teams MIGHT see a 1 or 2 point drop in PPB, but the tossup answer lines are pretty consistent throughout, I think. The 2 finals packets will be harder because, well, only the top 2 teams will be playing thos...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

The proposed bracket format that I had put last post has the benefit of not eliminating teams with 1 loss at any time, quickly grouping teams of similar skill, while it has the drawback of eliminating half the field from championship contention (potentially at 2-1 in prelims and losing a half-game)...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 13304

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

Any word on when the set will be posted?
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

You won't be guaranteed a 5-0, 4-1, 3-2 etc. in each bracket. Instead, I would do 4 brackets of 6 (5 rounds), then 3 brackets of 8 (2-2-2 from each prelim) with the carryover game from the original RR (6 more rounds), followed by finals if necessary (13 rounds total). You also don't want to elimina...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I was going through some formats in my head for our tournament and I thought of one that I really liked. If I could have any external input, I'd appreciate it: Say we get to 24 teams (or any other multiple of 6): I'd break the field into 4 brackets of 6 and everyone would play a round-robin. That wo...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6416

Re: Georgia 2011-2012

I guess I'll add in: With the graduation of William (Alpharetta), Abubakar (Walton) , and all of Chattahoochee A, second best in state looks pretty open right now. I say second because Centennial's got that first spot set in stone right now. 1. Centennial Adam. He was a junior and he was the best in...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Hey TDs! Submit your packets for archiving!
Replies: 13
Views: 20766

Re: Hey TDs! Submit your packets for archiving!

I can't seem to access this from any mobile device. Any clue on what's going on?
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4939

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

Norcross is writing a varsity-level tournament for this Fall and we will make sure it's a high quality set. We'd love to have mirrors!
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Re: BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I expect to hear back from my coach for a confirmation of this date pretty soon. In the meantime, I've edited the first post with more information and I plan on attaching a registration form soon. Here's a list of teams that have expressed interest. If I left anyone off, let me know. Central Gwinnet...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

BDAT I- 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

mr_basque wrote:Any thoughts on mirroring your tournament?

Thanks,
I was going to post something about schools interesting mirroring our tournament. We would be delighted to have mirrors! Please contact me at mostafa0104@gmail.com if you would like to further discuss this!

Thanks!
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 15752

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

Did Alpharetta almost beat LASA 440-450? I wish I could've watched that game.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38387

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Thanks so much!
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38387

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Stats are up on the NAQT website, if anyone's wondering. That was some quick work, by the way!

It's not that important, but is it possible to change my name to "Mostafa Bhuiyan" (Norcross)? I've seen it messed up as Mustafa or Mastafa a lot.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9264

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

I remember that Norcross played Woodward Academy, both teams from Georgia.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13065

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

North Carolina teams should DEFINITELY come to the Blue Devil Academic Tournament to be held at Norcross High School (Norcross, GA) on December 3rd, 2011!
by BlueDevil95
Tue May 31, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38387

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

-Can someone post the tossup on salat ( I think this was round 2)?

- Also, can the tossup on Cat's Cradle be posted? I think Honniker was in power, which is strange. Isn't he the one that discovered Ice-9 in the book? I also think power on Ikemefuna on the Achebe tossup was generous.
by BlueDevil95
Fri May 27, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33696

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Good luck to all teams tomorrow. I look forward to competing against new teams.
by BlueDevil95
Thu May 26, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 144861

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

In addition to what Ankit recommended, Mythology by Edith Hamilton is a very good resource, too, especially 3 days till the HSNCT. Good choice! I have it already packed in my carry-on to read when we leave for Atlanta tomorrow. Excellent read, I'm reading it as I type this message (well, not REALLY...
by BlueDevil95
Wed May 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 144861

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

In addition to what Ankit recommended, Mythology by Edith Hamilton is a very good resource, too, especially 3 days till the HSNCT.
by BlueDevil95
Thu May 19, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 22034

Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I am pleased to announce that Norcross High School (Norcross, GA) will be hosting the B lue D evil A cademic T ournament, a varsity-level tournament, on December 3rd, 2011. The set will be a collaborative house-write by current and former members of the Norcross Academic Team and alumni from Chattah...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22488

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Well, I have to say I really enjoyed this tournament: the questions were challenging, time management was great, and we got to hear 11 rounds before 5:30. Thanks for hosting; we'll come again if it sees a second Iteration! One thing, would it be possible to merge the "playoffs" and the preliminary m...
by BlueDevil95
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4939

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

dtaylor4 wrote:I've heard that Fall Novice will see a third iteration.
Sorry for reviving an old thread, but when does writing for this begin? I'd be willing to write 20/20 each for literature and fine arts.
by BlueDevil95
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97558

Re: On-going season rankings

Mr. Morlan, not that it's important, but I thought I should let you know that at our mirror of the Prison Bowl, Alpharetta was yet again without William, their best player. Just wanted to point this out in case you don't know of this when you put up a new set of rankings.
by BlueDevil95
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12571

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Here's the link to the Norcross mirror of the Prison Bowl. Congratulations to Centennial:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11074
by BlueDevil95
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 9752

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

I'm excited about DAR coming to Norcross's mirror of the Prison Bowl. I think this is one of the few times this year that schools from Alabama have come to Georgia tournaments (all I remember is Hoover going to Brookwood)! Should be fun!
by BlueDevil95
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs and how to avoid them
Replies: 21
Views: 4992

Re: Negs and how to avoid them

For kicks, my teammates and I sometimes institute a *push-up* rule. Every neg that they get is 10 push-ups, powers canceling negs. Of course, this is just for fun and I wouldn't suggest doing this as a serious policy.