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by Panayot Hitov
Mon May 28, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 37229

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Just one problem here: In the Armenia/Ararat/Nagorno-Karabakh bonus in round 12, Nagorno-Karabakh was identified as an exclave of Armenia. This is incorrect, it is actually a de-facto independent state recognized only by Armenia, e.g. like calling Transdinistria an exclave of Russia. EDIT: loved the...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat May 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9855

Re: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors

I take it this will be used at Blue Hen next year?
by Panayot Hitov
Fri May 11, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7669

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

2) Teams who would go to tournaments, but don't know that a given tournament exists: this is still the largest issue. If you're not sending paper letters, you're not doing anything. Most team email addresses turn over in less than three years. Even if you do have the valid address of a faculty spon...
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22677

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... Someone from B-CC did this last year with TJ and my brothe...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 24592

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

We will most likely not be able to make this :cry:
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22677

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

OM will most likely be bringing 1-2 teams to this, but we still have to figure out the details.
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

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

Overall I enjoyed this tournament, but I have to say outside of your room and one other (I'm forgetting the name of the reader in it) I detested the reading. Good questions were ruined by poor pronunciation coupled with incredibly slow reading. Overall I enjoyed it, anyhow. Yeah, the reading wasn't...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

oops

Edit: double post, sorry
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

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

I would like to extend further congrats to the following teams: Easton, for competing in their first tournament ever . Catonsville, for competing in their first pyramidal tournament. Glenelg, Mt. Hebron, Poly, Atholton, and Wilde Lake for competing in their first pyramidal tournament besides Centenn...
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

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

We will be doing 1 bracket of 8 and two brackets of 7 for the prelims, and then rebracketing, with the top two of each bracket making up one bracket, and so on and so forth.

See you all tomorrow in the auditorium!
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10
Replies: 44
Views: 10227

Re: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10

This was a very well-run tournament. OM thoroughly enjoyed the trash round, as well. The questions, though, were underwhelming, with some repeat material and some weird powers.
by Panayot Hitov
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT MD & DC State Championship @ Oakland Mills HS, 3/24/12
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

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

With around two weeks to go, here is the state of the field: Total:14-15 Quince Orchard (1) Georgetown Day (2) Wilde Lake (1) Gonzaga (1-2) Mt. Hebron (2) Saint Anselms (1) Blair (2) Centennial (1-2) Atholton (1) Catonsville (1) Considering (3): Eleanor Roosevelt Easton B-CC Mr. Retterer and I have ...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10
Replies: 44
Views: 10227

Re: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10

It looks like we might be able to field a team, and we'll probably have a more definitive answer by Wednesday at the latest.
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10
Replies: 44
Views: 10227

Re: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10

OM is interested, depending on if we can get people to go.
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83100

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

This is mostly speculation, but: Marshall, Gonzaga, and OM are all on similar levels in my opinion. I think that Marshall has some seniors graduating, though, while Gonzaga and OM have almost none.Gonzaga I know will keep getting better, and so will we if we can get some more team members to go to t...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13641

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Oakland Mills finished 6th with a record of 5-4, losing the fifth place game to Caesar Rodney. This was a great tournament!
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player
Replies: 15
Views: 7260

Re: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player

Another thing that cannot be ignored is going to good tournaments. Due to your mention of It's Academic, I assume that you are in the Metro DC area, which means that you have a huge amount of well-written tournaments with strong fields within an hour's drive. Actually going to tournaments is what I ...
by Panayot Hitov
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Mirror @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (4/14/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 8286

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

Oakland Mills sadly cannot go, because of an It's Ac taping.
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12692

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

I think I will join this.
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34007

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

It might be a good idea to add the following It's Academic taping dates ( Bold designates dates that conflict with tournaments in the area). Washington Quarterfinals: February 4 , March 3, April 28 . Washington Semis: May 5 . Washington Finals: May 12. Baltimore Quarters: March 17 , April 14 . Balti...
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34007

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

For all future tournaments, it would be a good idea to invite as many teams as possible. A google docs spreadsheet of all It's Academic participating schools is located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... mFHcXdya2c
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

Ok, here's what I did. I made a Google Docs spreadsheet with all It's Academic schools on it. Fill in the rest as needed. For other, put anything you know about the school or program.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... mFHcXdya2c
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

After we met up with our B team for lunch, our new players thought this was the worst set they ever heard and begged us to play pyramidal questions. It was actually kind of an effective way to make sure our newer members prefer pyramidal Quizbowl. Yeah, I'm hoping that this tournament will help con...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

Hammond's coach didn't post a thread on this this time, so I thought I'd do it. There were 50 teams this year, from around 24 schools, split into 5 brackets of 10. Each team played 5 games, with 5 teams staying in one room the whole time, and the other 5 rotating around. Because there could be a max...
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)
Replies: 42
Views: 12866

Re: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)

Oakland Mills lost to Daniel in the 3rd place game.

The tournament was overall fairly well run, considering the size (54 teams). We had no problems with readers, unlike almost every tournament we go to. The bonuses were pretty up and down in difficulty, and the lead-ins were too easy in some places.
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 144558

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross is a very good summary of 20th Century Classical music.
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

If a "good quizbowl" team is stuck waiting at an It's Ac taping, it wouldn't be a bad idea to proselytize. I, for one, didn't know about hsquizbowl until I searched for directions to the GDS tournament. I'm sure that this is the case for other teams, that they don't think that speed is the coolest f...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

Our morning (7 games, including a crossover) was three games we had no chance in (Whitman, St. Anselm's and QO), two that were or should have been competitive (RM B and Blair B), one that we should have dominated (Landon B) and one that I have no idea on (Oakland Hills who stomped us but didn't do ...