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by Panayot Hitov
Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzer repairs and sales
Replies: 6
Views: 4403

Re: Buzzer repairs and sales

Has anyone heard of this brand (Rolls) ? I saw a teacher on Donors Choose requesting these today. They look halfway decent, but I've just never heard of anyone using them. If it turns out that they work and hold up decently well, they'd be a pretty cheap option. Definitely encountered these at some...
by Panayot Hitov
Thu May 05, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Roundtable?
Replies: 8
Views: 3602

Re: Postseason Roundtable?

Call in to Quizbowl Radio!
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Map of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10775

Re: Map of Quiz Bowl

Missing schools active recently: Piedmont-Athens (GA); Jackson State (MS); Carleton University (ON). Otherwise the map seems to be mostly complete, at least for recent years. Not true! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: ...
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24191

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Not sure how pertinent this is, but I will be abroad in Lebanon in the fall. I'll make my glorious return to quizbowl 2017.
by Panayot Hitov
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM @ UChicago (5/7/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 4231

Re: MYSTERIUM @ UChicago (5/7/16)

Hey, I'm going to a wrestling show the night before that's sure to be great, presumably featuring Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr. in lucha libre FRATERNAL WARFARE. HMU if you're interested.
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 19334

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

1793: This might just be a personal preference of mine, but I really don't like tossups on years. When you study history in an academic context, specific years don't really matter. Chronology? Sure, that's important- so write a question on the origins of the Committee of Public Safety. Specific dec...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carleton College -- SnowCAT 2016 (01/23/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Re: Carleton College -- SnowCAT 2016 (01/23/2016)

Actual Field! Mounds Park Wayzata A Wayzata B Wayzata C Wayzata D Wayzata E Hudson A Hudson B Mound Westonka A Red Wing A Red Wing B Rochester Scholars Mound Westonka B Mound Westonka C It was 2 groups of 7 for prelims and 6-4-4 for finals (in the groups above, I believe). When I left, Mounds Park w...
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carleton College -- SnowCAT 2016 (01/23/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Re: Carleton College -- SnowCAT 2016 (01/23/2016)

Field! Hudson A Hudson B Mound Westonka A Mound Westonka B Mound Westonka C Mounds Park Red Wing A Red Wing B Rochester Scholars Roseville Saint Thomas Academy A Saint Thomas Academy B Wayzata A Wayzata B Wayzata C Wayzata D It looks like this will be a super fun tournament! We'll be meeting in Olin...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19821

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

For the Australia PM tossup, John Howard shamefully did not apologize to the stolen generation.
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley
Replies: 15
Views: 9685

Re: California Cup @ UC Berkeley

teddybknox wrote:In honor of the rapidly approaching Cal Cup 1, here is the Hype Video for the 2015-2016 California Cup Series!

https://youtu.be/JPnk9WFlCo8

See you all on Saturday.
This is amazing!
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)
Replies: 11
Views: 5467

Re: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)

Those coming from the south are free to join our wonderful excursion on the light rail from Ft. Snelling (aka the OG light rail terminus)!
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fitting in Sports and Quizbowl
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

Fitting in Sports and Quizbowl

So, I've seen some threads recently with people talking about commitment to a quizbowl team and people getting pulled like 8 different ways and not having time for anything. With that in mind, I thought that I'd share some of my experiences as a high school and Div3 athlete who also plays quizbowl w...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice @ Carleton College (10/03/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: VCU Novice @ Carleton College (10/03/2015)

Minnesota won a 4-team tournament, finishing 6-0 and beating Carleton A, B and St. Olaf (not in that order). Fun was had! We did a double round robin and then went to lunch (Minnesota just went home).
by Panayot Hitov
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament 10/3/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Re: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament 10/3/15

Great job getting all of the non-regular teams out there!
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 16938

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015

I would prefer 10/24
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 51555

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

thedodgerswin wrote: I guess Div II ICT means nothing.
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
by Panayot Hitov
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Distance Discounts
Replies: 10
Views: 3853

Re: Distance Discounts

I agree somewhat, but this is definitely changing. The MARC just started weekend service last year in MD for example, and could be a great option for, say, a school like Gonzaga going to Johns Hopkins's tournament this year. Northfield might even get a train to the cities in 20 years or so! Besides,...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 5854

Re: Maryland Summer Practices

I'll be there tonight
by Panayot Hitov
Mon May 25, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2015 MUT Discussion forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Welcome to the 2015 MUT Discussion forum!

Just read packet 11 in practice- really liked it, wished I could have played it fo realz (this is not just because of the ric flair bonus, though that was great)
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 20811

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

kievanrustic wrote:I'm going to St. Olaf and will play quiz bowl there.
boo
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 5227

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

I didn't write as much this year as I did last year, for various reasons, but I would still appreciate any feedback anyone has on my contributions to the set. :) --D1-- R1: tyrannicides / Peisistratus / Homer | Pope Joan | Jerusalem R2: Empty Quarter / Nullarbor Plain / Makgadkgadi R5: ACT UP R6: H...
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Spring Tournament – Silver Spring, MD, 03/21/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 9107

Re: Blair Spring Tournament – Silver Spring, MD, 03/21/2014

I will be in town and would love to help out with this
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82187

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

Actually, I was referring to several different incidents that I can remember--I'm not sure how useful it would be, but if you really wanted I could list off the various teams whose hosting faux pas stuck in my memory. (I won't be rude and mention the Oakland Mills BDAT mirror called " FUNKADELIC ,"...
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

The SoCal field for this set was gutted, with the first place team (Arcadia A) missing their science specialist, but I still find cause for concern when North Hollywood, a team that averaged 23.5 on several NAQT IS-sets last year with the same lineup, only scored 21.06 PPB on this set. Keep in mind...
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT survey results
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

Re: 2014 MSNCT survey results

Kyle wrote:How is it that Minneapolis is the city where the highest percentage of survey takers would not attend the MSNCT?
Middle schoolers hate Prince
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 28505

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

I'll be there and I am looking for a team.
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Inquiry About Tournaments In General
Replies: 9
Views: 4412

Re: New Team Inquiry About Tournaments In General

In the DC area, Centennial's tournament on the first sunday in December is the "LARGE"est tournament
by Panayot Hitov
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63715

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Some observations:
I think a tossup on Buenos Aires shouldn't have the big avenue as its lead-in. Also, for the Modi bonus, RSS isn't a "party."
Asking people to do Riemann sums in 5 seconds is a bad idea.
I thought the Chiang Kai-shek tossup was a little too easy.
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 17431

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I will be going to Carleton next year and playing quizbowl.
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82187

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

It's been a great four years, and in my opinion, the circuit next year will be stronger than it has been in a few years. Most teams will be good. Baltimore-DC area teams (excluding Richmond from this) need to host more tournaments, though, and actually mail invitations. Very few schools do this, and...
by Panayot Hitov
Wed May 28, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35613

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Can I see the questions on the Income Effect and Pascal's Principle?
by Panayot Hitov
Tue May 27, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35613

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Will this set be posted soon?
by Panayot Hitov
Tue May 20, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 50679

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

My brother and I are out
by Panayot Hitov
Tue May 06, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 5351

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Hello, May I see the 'Borjes' and 'Tolstoy' questions? The early clues seemed harder than the other lit questions, while the tossup on Howl caused a buzzer race with "Holy!" in the first line. Thank you, Reese I feel like it would have been better to write a tossup on Ginsburg's other stuff (Kaddis...
by Panayot Hitov
Tue May 06, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

Off To See The Lizard wrote:Thanks for a great set and a great end to my high school regular season career.
Me too.
by Panayot Hitov
Sat May 03, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10711

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014

We all had a great time. If anyone could email me the set, I promise not to show it to anyone else.
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 5229

Re: Building a Quality Culture

Just saying, unless you need to pay a stipend to an advisor, you only need about $200 for a buzzer system plus money for practice questions to start a club. yeah, tournaments and travel costs are negligible of course Parents drive and kids chip in for the entry fees. This advice may work in a place...
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 41908

Re: It's Academic discussion

Planning out how to promote quizbowl and start a team by listening to a few high school students and a college freshman OR by listening to people who have track records of successful tournaments and circuit building: who would you rather listen to? This is expressly why good quizbowl needs a better...
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 5805

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)

How do we sign up for this and do we have to pay?
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship -- Centennial Regional (2/22/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2917

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship -- Centennial Regional (2/22/14

1: OM (7-1)
2: Centennial (5-2)
3: RM (4-3)
4: Archbishop Spalding (2-6)
5: Howard
6: Long Reach
Don't remember the records for the last two
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Question Specific Discussion

For the question on Vishnu, I don't see the need of using the word "kshatriya." I'm pretty sure that kshatriya just means warrior in sanskrit, and that's what they are in the myth anyway, if I'm not mistaken. In the finals packet, I think "secondary protein structures" should be promotable for the q...
by Panayot Hitov
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6129

Re: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]

eseifte1 wrote:FYI on the stats.
The individual stats for Centennial A and perhaps for some of the others in our bracket should have been assessed for 7 games not 9 games because of the bye games where we accrued no points.
The byes have no tossups or bonuses recorded, so this shouldn't make a difference.
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: General Discussion

In general, this set could be formatted a lot better. Tossups were split between pages, and bonuses started on the same page that had the last of the tossups. Also, there was a lot of poor grammar and that kind of thing. This is obviously a minor detail, but it was kind of annoying to have to flip f...
by Panayot Hitov
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6129

Re: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]

This has a HARD cap of 16 teams, so only four spots left!
by Panayot Hitov
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5833

Re: Specific Question Discussion

KnicksRule wrote: A mountain has to have a higher elevation than 2,000 ft.
3 mountains that I have hiked that contradict this:

Woodal Mountain
Tom Sauk Mountain
Mount Arvon
by Panayot Hitov
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6129

Re: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]

I should have said "Field as of Friday, 2:10 p.m"