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by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 100430

Re: On-going season rankings

2011 Official Alternate Totally Serious Final Rankings: 1. Whoever won :chip: 2. Kealing 3. State College 4. Yale 5. LASA Q 6. St. Joseph's 7. Cistercian 8. Team Texas 9. Ladue 10. Alpharetta 11. Tomato Chunk 12. Grayson County 13. Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters This should make everybody ha...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 100430

Re: On-going season rankings

So I'm curious; would anyone here be interested in collaborating (or writing, hell I'll even write my own rankings, in spite of the fact they'll be rather short sighted) on another pair of rankings through 50, if possible? EDIT: Formula's not required, just judgment based, like Fred's rankings. You...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 100430

Re: On-going season rankings

So I'm curious; would anyone here be interested in collaborating (or writing, hell I'll even write my own rankings, in spite of the fact they'll be rather short sighted) on another pair of rankings through 50, if possible? EDIT: Formula's not required, just judgment based, like Fred's rankings.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Buckeye Fall Tournament 10/15/11
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: 4th Annual Buckeye Fall Tournament 10/15/11

How many packets are being written, if its appropriate to ask?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 100430

Re: On-going season rankings

Quiz bowl, if you think about it, is really one of the very few high school activities out there that have national competitions in addition to a regular season/circuit. I fully appreciate what Fred does for the polls and all, for one because he takes his own time to calculate the rankings, and like...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

jmannor2 wrote:I can't remember if it was from an IS set this year or last, but could the question on Tampa Bay be posted?
It was in 105 about the D Rays, for a little more clarification.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

Ok, so first of all I'll just point out that I never study from reading packets, and support both canon expansion where appropriate and current events questions, both of which keep the game fresh. The problem is that for most quizbowl subjects, a reasonably intelligent person can be expected to com...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

the Boston Celtics question in 105 (if someone can post this, that'd be great) In the 2007 draft, this NBA team selected Gabe Pruitt and Jeff Green; the latter was immediately traded, along with Wally Szczerbiak, to Seattle. A month later, they traded Al Jefferson to (*) Minnesota. Those moves enab...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

the Boston Celtics question in 105 (if someone can post this, that'd be great) In the 2007 draft, this NBA team selected Gabe Pruitt and Jeff Green; the latter was immediately traded, along with Wally Szczerbiak, to Seattle. A month later, they traded Al Jefferson to (*) Minnesota. Those moves enab...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

You can't exactly study for it like a player who wants to improve can for most subjects. I vehemently disagree. You improve in most subjects by reading up on them or maybe even watching TV. You improve in sports/politics by either watching TV or reading up on them. There are books about sports, for...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

I'll just point out that with most sports trash, if you don't read the sports question, watch ESPN, or live in the vicinity of the team, it's utterly impossible. I would have gotten the Nets question at the Russian dude because a New York Times article about him founding a political party mentioned...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

In 2002 this team acquired center Dikembe Mutombo in exchange for Todd MacCulloch and Keith Van Horn; even though Mutombo spent most of the season injured, the play of Lucious Harris and Kenyon Martin helped this team advance to the NBA finals, which they lost to the Spurs. More recently, this team...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

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

In 2002 this team acquired center Dikembe Mutombo in exchange for Todd MacCulloch and Keith Van Horn; even though Mutombo spent most of the season injured, the play of Lucious Harris and Kenyon Martin helped this team advance to the NBA finals, which they lost to the Spurs. More recently, this team...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 16214

2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion

Can you post the New Jersey Nets tossup and Pittsburgh Panthers tossup from 102 please?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8555

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Are you kidding me? I'm not trying to be rude, but I'm pretty sure when you agree to participate in such public activities, you are in effect declaring a public identity. We are not asking students to give their home address or personal information, just their grade. Some people get really weird an...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8555

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

This is an informative and interesting analysis of these 3 Texas programs. Thanks for providing it. And I did see the Seven Lakes youngsters play for team Texas at NASAT and they were quite impressive. One thing I wish NAQT would include in it stats, as PACE does at the NSC and HSAPQ does at NASAT,...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5853

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

http://www.naqt.com/stats/team-performance.jsp?team_id=31145 They had 17.82 ppb with 3 players at Solon and they return at least Eric, their top scorer. We played them at regionals this year and I would have been very willing to bet that they wouldn't finish worse than fifth at OAC states if they w...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8555

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Where do people see LASA this coming year? They graduate the whole A team supposedly, but B through D (especially B) were really good at the HSNCT, making the Sunday rounds.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5853

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

No one has mentioned Hawken yet.. That's because instead of going to TU/B events (save Solon and Olmsted Falls competitions this past year), they're playing QuizNet and other :chip: atrocities. I don't think they've been to Regionals in a few years, and they probably aren't intending on doing so ei...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8555

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Thanks for the info about Novi, which obviously has to rebuild. As for Seven Lakes, I thought Jiawei was a Junior this year, hence my very high rating for Seven Lakes next year. Nevertheless, it still has a very deep team and might still be a Top 13 squad despite this great loss. So, I would move e...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8555

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

I don't think we'll see State College fall off the map this coming year. Granted, I don't think they'll crest the top 10, but I think they'll have a very competitive team next year; given that their B and C team seemed to have some depth this past year. I think Detroit Country Day will be a force li...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 52
Views: 8838

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

The Motley Crue tossup was actually a common link about "The Devil" with mixed impure academics, FWIW.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 52
Views: 8838

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

As much as I love the Pop Culture/Sports, I think this should probably set to 1/1 therefore probably letting there be more Fine Arts or Mythology, perhaps? EDIT: I'll apologize in advance if this isn't the type of discussion this thread was aiming for. EDIT 2: Where does Linguistics fall under? GK, ...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5853

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

I wouldn't be surprised to see a possible surge in the Central Ohio circuit this year; teams that I'll make note of include Olentangy (notably Liberty), Delaware Hayes, Bexley and Dublin Scioto. Olentangy High and Liberty for some time now has had some competitive academics team (though its usually ...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5853

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

Top 5 predictions 1.) Olmsted Falls (a very strong B team with probably the best science player in the state perhaps?Returning Sohan and Marty, plus a strong core of underclassmen, they will be very good.) 2.) Warren G. Harding (Returning I think their whole A team who made the playoffs this past ye...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 7995

Re: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime

A tad unrelated (maybe), but the link to the Stanford archive seems to be broken or isn't taking me to the actual archive but a "page not found" on the Stanford webpage. EDIT: To get to to the Stanford archive, theres an extra period between "edu" and "/archive" it should read http://quizbowl.stanfo...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

I hope Ryan from Ardsley is smart enough to wade through this morass and realize that my method is right. I cannot even begin to believe people seriously don't understand that extra-curricular activities are bound to school honor codes the exact same way that regular academic classes are, and that ...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

You noticed that the HSNCT has never been held in Los Angeles, right? I hope people stop engaging with your phenomenally dumb arguments sooner or later. Your point? The HSNCT was once held in Norman, Oklahoma, and considering the fact L.A. had the 3rd highest % in the "high" interest of the 2011 Su...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

Chip Beall runs a free enterprise. This is a non-sequiter. The point of a free market is to allow for choice based on who offers a superior product; what's going on here is the opposite of choice, especially if it's true the consumers have been convinced that the HSNCT is a superior product. By goi...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about. Pointing out to administrations that Chip Beall routinely engages in plagiarism, which is something every respectable institution of education in America abhors in student work, is exactly the right way to go about convincing administration...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

What if you tell the Ardsley administrators that Chip Beall regularly engages in practices that would assuredly violate their honor code and force them to fail any students who did the same thing? Not a very good idea, in fact I think calling the Harrison coach an "idiot" was a better idea than thi...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

the #1 team in West Virginia That's not saying much. Parkersburg's a very good team, but you can distinguish them a little more than that. I distinctly remember crushing the Montana champion my freshman year. I have no idea why they chose NAC over HSNCT. It's not a matter of money, as I believe bot...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29999

Re: NAC 2011

So does like, the #1 team in West Virginia by far, Parkersburg High, like never go to the HSNCT, and instead go to Chip Nationals?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9780

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

What were the stats for the Glorious tossup in round 16? I might just have excessive knowledge of Napoleonic naval history, but I thought that "Have you ever heard of the Glorious First of June here's 15 points" was pretty easy. Similarly the bubble chamber one - "Have you ever heard of Gargamelle"...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40174

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

(I'd hate to do this again because I know this is like the 5th time but I'll go ahead)

Can you post the Gordimer, Nehru, Stephen Jackson tossups and the "NFL Clergyman" bonus?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament #16
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Re: Tournament #16

Anyways, did the editors end up removing the architecture/"fine arts" tossup on Jesus Christ in this set? I really liked this question, and it was in like the packets in between 5 and 9. It mentioned the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament #16
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Re: Tournament #16

Now that this set is posted online, would it be appropriate to discuss it?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why "accept clear knowledge equivalents" is a bad idea
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

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

is inherently assuming quizbowl elite will be staffing all rooms using the set, because they are the only people who are actually qualified to judge that. Based on what? EDIT: Also, NAQT is not the only question supplier that has the "clear-knowledge" / "obvious" equivalents cop-out in the answerli...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 21526

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

Also in IS-105 - Wouldn't "Initiation" have been acceptable for the tossup on Rite of Passage? This was a pretty "derpy" question in my opinion, because Confirmation carries different meanings and actions in different Christian denominations, as does the circumstances, such as in Catholicism where ...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 21526

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

IS-98 - Tossup on the Black Hills mentioning Sioux Falls, SD (??? Correct me if I'm wrong, there was a city dropped though, I'm 100% sure) in the question. Can someone post this question? IS-105 - Tossup on Wales with somewhat of a hose; the question started out with "This nations (something somethi...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9780

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Kyle wrote:The Puck tossup came up in the BSQC final and it was powered on about four words. Perhaps American high schoolers just aren't British enough.
I wonder how many times Relegation didn't get powered at your mirror.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27935

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
A Barehanded Telethon Mirth Gun wrote:Is it just me, or does this seem very ad hominum and completely unproductive?
It appears to be satirical.
It's calling out members of the of the board and coaches from across the country and making extreme accusations. I don't see any fulfilling purpose of it.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Teams?
Replies: 23
Views: 11368

Re: Most Surprising Teams?

Beachwood from Ohio was rather surprising this year, placing 2nd in SS and 33 in the overall field at this past HSNCT, and they only went to one NAQT tournament this past year.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40174

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

The music video for this song features "90210" and "bored" written in chalk. The singer of this song "remembers pickin' on the boy" who (*) hit him "with a surprise left" and that the title figure drew "pictures of mountain tops with him on top." This song's title figure's father "didn't give affec...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 18289

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

Zivel wrote:I will be attending Oberlin College, which currently doesn't have a quiz bowl team. I might try to change that.
Oberlin High School (in the same town as the college) has a quiz bowl team, so thats a place you could look for connections.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Tue May 31, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40174

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Couple questions;

For the round that Warsaw, Poland was an answerline, that wasn't officially the Geography question, correct?

Also, can someone post the Jeremy question?
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Mon May 30, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40174

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

King of Carrot Flowers wrote:Mega Man tossup and QOTSA Bonuses? I picked the wrong rounds to have byes<_<.
I wish we got to play the round with NFL Clergyman. I heard that was an awesome Bonus.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Mon May 30, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40174

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

sir negsalot wrote:A lot of the geography was very hard, like a tossup on The Gambia
The Gambia isn't the hardest thing thats ever come up in the Geography canon, considering its the smallest country in Africa.

edit: Mainland Africa, that is...
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Fri May 27, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 206
Views: 137808

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

rpond wrote:QuizBusters' questions are apparently provided by NAQT. The game results are posted on NAQT's site.

edit: nevermind, read this wrong and was going to put a contrarin reply.
by Sniper, No Sniping!
Thu May 26, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 163327

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

BlueDevil95 wrote: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,