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by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 12555

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

3. Michigan: Kurtis Droge's extensive Magic: the Gathering knowledge pays off when he first-lines a tossup on The Faerie Queene because of a quote in some flavor text. Will Nediger is impressed. True story: I first-lined a tossup on Romance of the Three Kingdoms on a clue about the Dilu Horse becau...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13162

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Here's a spreadsheet to help organize interested people into teams.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... RWGc#gid=0
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14579

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

Matt Weiner wrote:If this is paired with VCU Open at some unusual time (say, Friday during the day or evening), would that greatly affect a lot of people who can't get out of their summer employment and otherwise wanted to come?
I'd be perfectly fine with this.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14579

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

I'd definitely be willing to pitch in a few questions.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9923

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

UPDATE: Now that we've got funding, Dartmouth (sans Nick Jensen) plans on playing this tournament if there's room in the field. Also, we'd greatly prefer if you guys allowed people from multiple sites to compete, since Aaron Pellowski is currently in Germany but is interested in playing with the res...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Since I missed MUT, I feel obliged to play this, assuming there is in fact a mirror at Virginia Tech. If anyone's interested in forming a team, please message me or indicate so in this thread.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9923

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

I'm definitely interested in playing this if I can, hopefully along with some other non-Nick Jensen members of our quizbowl team.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 58010

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Excelsior (smack) wrote:If nobody steps up to edit this tournament, I will do it* and you will have to play geology tossups on "Gondwana separating from Laurasia".
I might enjoy this, as it'd mean I could actually get science questions by the end at a hard tournament.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 7003

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Update: Dartmouth won't be able to attend this tournament.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14579

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

We don't plan on going to this anymore. Hopefully we'll be able to play next year. (Alternatively, we could try and play this over Skype, if anyone else is interested in doing that - I'd love to, for one).
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 47090

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:But is there a Taiwanese news video yet?
I can't wait to see NMA quizbowl animations!
by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 44179

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

I also thought of Dimitri, the player from BCC that created an entirely fake tournament and got me to send him one of the HSAPQ question sets. I was completely shocked when it was announced that Dimitri had cheated because by all signs Dimitri was enthusiastic about the game, had been studying hard...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 7003

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

As of right now Dartmouth plans on sending one team to this tournament. We will have one buzzer system.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Re: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)

On a semi-related note, was the British History from ACF Fall ever assembled into a side event?
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5072

Re: VCU Spring Tournament [New Kent, VA] 3/16/2013

This is the first time I got to see a lot of the best teams in the DMV square off against each other and I was blown away. Maggie Walker, Blair, and TJ are frightening, WJ has gotten really good (kudos, especially to Sameen), and New Kent and RM are as impressive as ever. Noah and teammates from GDS...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 10512

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

If it wasn't clear before, I agree with this wholeheartedly. I've tried to promote this agenda in my writing, not always successfully, and I would recommend others to bear it in mind when they write SS, even if execution isn't perfect it's better than the same old things trotted out again and again...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 10512

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

Regarding the question of mythology, I'm in favor of decreasing its distribution for some of the reasons already mentioned. Much of quizbowl mythology is simply knowledge of the actions of fictional characters, only distinguished from literature by the fact that they are associated with the religiou...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 10512

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

I'm certainly more in favor of the distribution conforming more to what people actually study in academia. For this reason, I feel math/computer science and especially social science are underrepresented in the distribution. Economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and various forms of geograp...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10978

Re: Tournament Discussion

The general consensus among our team was that this tournament was somewhat easier than what we imagine "regular difficulty" to be. I feel the bonuses were the major shortcoming of the tournament, with a lot of fairly easy 30s and instant-20s for players with a moderate amount of experience, particul...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT at Harvard (3/9/13)
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: WIT at Harvard (3/9/13)

As mentioned, the teams were balanced and the games were well-fought and enjoyable, as was this tournament. Thanks to Harvard for hosting.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26925

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (Summer 2013)

I plan on submitting a packet along with Kirk Jing from Dartmouth. Hopefully I'll also be playing this tournament with him.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86437

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Well, at least you guys haven't had your quizbowl programs collapse entirely. BCC's academic team has regressed once again to being utterly consumed by It's Academic and Quizmaster Challenge.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10243

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

Can someone post the the Malacca tossup? I was a bit confused when it started referring to "this city" after mentioning Zheng He. I'd always thought that Malacca either referred to the Sultanate or the Straits (in which Zheng He fought a battle or two against the pirates based there) and not a city...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10243

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

On the whole I though the history at this tournament was fairly good and well-written. I did have a few problems though, several of which have already been brought up: There were a couple of questions in this set that I thought invited negs. The question on Lysander practically begged for a Xenophon...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 12769

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion

I felt like this set overestimated the knowledge that the field had. History in particular seemed to go into "Are you an expert in this time period/field of history? No? Too bad." way too often in the bonuses. I disagree, and think that this tournament accomplished its difficulty-related objectives...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2013 planning
Replies: 37
Views: 5296

Re: CO History 2013 planning

I'd be delighted to play such a tournament.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19583

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

We don't plan on bringing a C-team anymore, if that helps. We're not sure if we can field a B-Team at this event, either.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8739

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

Dartmouth's interested, though hopefully there's a mirror that's a bit closer by.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 7003

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Dartmouth is interested in attending.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All very good at all or every specialist at each different
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: All very good at all or every specialist at each different

Having a lot of people who know a lot of things works fairly well at the high-school level, where the canon is smaller and people take a wider range of classes. That was basically my experience playing high school quizbowl - our team never went to a lot of tournaments (unfortunately) but since our p...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT on 12/15/12
Replies: 24
Views: 7225

Re: TJIAT on 12/15/12

Well, I certainly had a blast reading at this tournament. The questions had a lot of issues with the lead-ins in my opinion, but I guess this wasn't supposed to be the hardest question set ever.

Also, WJ has gotten a million percent better since I last saw them play. Kudos to them.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT on 12/15/12
Replies: 24
Views: 7225

Re: TJIAT on 12/15/12

If you guys need additional moderators, I'd like to volunteer; I should be available that day.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5296

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Sad that we missed the finals on tiebreakers but I couldn't have hoped for any better for my first college tournament. Hope everyone else had fun as well, and I look forward to seeing people again at Yale this Saturday!
by naan/steak-holding toll
Fri May 18, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

OK I'll be on this scab team. Playing alone sounds horrible.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu May 17, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

I just received word that Paul and Isaac won't be able to make it on Saturday. In which case...still up for hire!
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue May 15, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

It will be a learning experience, Will. And, yes, you can and will beat teams there this day, including perhaps us who will be missing our second best (and only legitimate "science") player. Going head-to-head with Alexa (and her cohort) does sound like a good challenge... Due to unforeseen circums...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue May 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Once again, I do not have a team. And I refuse to play alone against teams of this caliber. If anyone who doesn't think they have a chance at winning wants a mercenary (a no-cost mercenary!), feel free to ask. But I don't want to stop anyone from taking home a trophy.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tue May 08, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

If my teammates are once again too soft for a tournament...I will gladly hitch onto somebody else's team. Or staff, or something.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 23205

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Right, I'll see what support I can drum up from my school then.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 23205

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

An actual B-CC team is almost certainly not feasible this time :sad:

So I'd be totally up for signing onto somebody else's squad.

Credentials: 4th place individual scoring at St. Anselm's tournament.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 25331

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

I'm going to try my best to have us go to this tournament, I want to do one more before the year is out.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 23205

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 23205

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

I'm interesting in coming to this tournament, I'm hoping to bring some of our younger players and/or less experienced ones. I have a lot of APs but I don't care about all of them enough that I would miss out on some good Quizbowl.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 8518

Re: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)

Great tournament, was a lot of fun. Unfortunate that we couldn't make the playoffs but it was well-fought and very competitive, and it was my best indiviual performance to date!

Hope to bring some of our newer players to the MD tournament on the 6th
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 8518

Re: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)

As Spence says, we are planning on going. The question is, will we bring one team, or two?
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13999

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Was very happy we could make this tournament and furthermore that we didn't do horribly at it. For our first QB tournament of the whole school year, I don't think 7th is too bad. Hopefully I'll be able to get all of our regulars on the A-team next time and maybe have a B-team as well.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 23205

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

B-CC's definitely interested.
by naan/steak-holding toll
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6499

Re: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12

I'll see if I can muster a team or two, as I want to do more than one QB tournament this year.