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by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6203

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Round 1, TU 5 (Brazil CE) might have an error, it states that Andre Barros is the leader of the UAB, but (after googling him), the only article I found (http://www.dw.de/rio-de-janeiro-lawyer- ... a-16921971) says he's a member of the OAB.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recommendation for a national tournament.
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Re: Recommendation for a national tournament.

jonpin wrote: HSNCT is back in Chicago, which is a great place to visit.
So is dc! Go to Ben's chili bowl!
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6150

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

One spot left! Chances of expanding the field are slim, so this really is it.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6203

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Bonus 1c on round 10 is ridiculous. It says that Greg Abbot will win TX-Gov in 2014 unless Julian Castro has a say. This is ridiculous because a: Julian Castro has said he won't run and b: There's no factual evidence to say that Castro would actually pose a threat (or at least a larger one than Wend...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 29270

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Our tournament viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15395 will be on 2/2, not 2/1.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

Re: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)

Thanks for hosting this! Finishing 11 games by 4 was really impressive.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6150

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

The Oakland Mills It's Academic team is pleased to present to teams our mirror of HFT. LOCATION: The tournament will be held at Oakland Mills High School,9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045 on February 2nd, 2014 (a Sunday ). FORMAT/ QUESTIONS: The tournament will be the standard pyramidal, 20/...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 29270

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Delaware would like to reserve the Blue Hen Invitational for 3/22. Aw man! We are playing Hunter College Prison Bowl that day...any chance for a date change? If not that's fine too...we may send some of our lower teams since our A and B teams are going for Prison Bowl and possibly our other teams a...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)
Replies: 20
Views: 5440

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

After HCPSS cancelled the tournament after prelims, trophies were given out based on PPB Manheim Town Ship A "won" with 24.86PPB, OM got "2nd" with 24.79 PPB, and WJ got "3rd" with something around 24PPB.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 6230

Re: Keeping up with current events

I have started to listen to BBC's World Service (notably "The Fifth Floor" program) and BBC World News in the car. Even if it doesn't necessarily serve as much help for "current events", it's still a good listen (and who knows, what's happening from now and until probably early March(?) could very ...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5341

Re: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)

When will stats be posted?
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 29270

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Fighting Bob wrote:
Willmune Sof Burrghtenstein wrote:OM would like to reserve February 1, 2013 for a tournament TBA later.
Is it true that this is going to run on HFT?
Yes, we'll have a tournament announcement up after Thanksgiving.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

Stats aren't up yet, but OM scored ~24.5 ppb at PhAQT in the prelims (with charter A and B both scoring ~20, charter A not having their best player)
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5341

Re: PhAQT I @ Phoenixville, PA (11/23/13)

Yeah, I enjoyed bringing our "unorthodox, unpredictable, unstoppable" playing style to Pennsylvania. I thought that, although it may have went on too long, it was, overall, a well run tournament. I hope this isn't the last PhAQT!
by The Stately Rhododendron
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funding in High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2968

Re: Funding in High School Quiz Bowl

Ask your SGA, or your school's boosters, for money.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5864

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I believe there was on a bonus on Round 8 where SPD was not excepted for the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Instead, the acronym provided was the SDP. SDP is not the correct acronym, and the party is never referred to as that. (The name in german is Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) EDIT...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)
Replies: 30
Views: 11714

Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

mastaloo wrote:We will be hosting this tournament for sure now, we apologize for the long delay. However, the field is still close to empty, so start sending in those registrations!
We'd really like to go, but we have an It's Academic taping.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

Lawrence Simon wrote:So I guess we might be able to disqualify St. Anselm's from the mix this year considering Tajin is moving to GDS, the idea of that is terrifying.
I predict a negative PPG.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?
Replies: 31
Views: 6288

Re: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?

Laszlo Krasznahorkai's works (including his films) are really good.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Maryland Summer Practice

Me and Paul are coming today.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9200

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

Kyle wrote: But at least you'll appreciate that I got the past tense right: they "sought" to establish Azawad.
I did appreciate that. In general, I thought the Current Events here were really well-written, relying on more than just the name of the most recently elected party/party leader.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9200

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

Can you post the Mali/CAR/Guinea-Bissau bonus? I think I remember it saying that the MNLA's primary goal was to set up an islamic state. I thought they were mainly Tuareg nationalists.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Fri May 31, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38089

Re: 2013 NAC

And you can correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that the attendance at the last tournament didn't reach the limit necessitated by staffing, so if the implication is that attendance was low for staffing reasons, I don't believe that to be true. We reached the limit. 3 teams were ...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu May 30, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38089

Re: 2013 NAC

Although "nothing" is perhaps a little too strong a word, this is largely the point I was trying to make. Organizers are simply planning for a small number of teams (i.e., not actively trying to get more) and not worrying about the larger issues causing the lack of attendance. You've made a lot of ...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu May 30, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Re: 2013 NSC Field Expansion

Are groupings posted on Friday or Saturday?
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat May 11, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)
Replies: 32
Views: 11860

Re: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)

Mr. Joyboy wrote:We lost our taping so (depending on if im running the mile at regionals) there might me an OM presence. I'll let you know by wednesdayish
Never mind, I'm running the mile.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat May 11, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)
Replies: 32
Views: 11860

Re: Maggie Walker Spring Tournament [Richmond, VA] (5/18/2013)

We lost our taping so (depending on if im running the mile at regionals) there might me an OM presence. I'll let you know by wednesdayish
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3303

Re: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion

I fear the Buffy bonus might juuust be stretching the bounds of age -- I'm not sure if it's syndicated much right now, which would hurt high schoolers more than it would college players (who I imagine have more ability and have had more time to Netflix it). I feel pretty confident in saying that Bu...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6023

Re: Individual/Specific Question Discussion

If I recall right, the tossup on Labour had Kier Hardie as its first line. I thought that was pretty easy, but maybe that's just me.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

Let's not forget that in OM's last game played against WJ, we lost by 10 points (after negging 5 times)! Sameen's improved a lot, but so have we. I'd put us and WJ at about equal level next year (this of course contingent on wether or not me and paul actually study over the summer) and I see us winn...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

stats are added http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

the scoresheet for centennial b vs. hammond appears to be missing
by The Stately Rhododendron
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

Fighting Bob wrote:Will stats be up sometime soon? We have a bunch of freshmen who have been spending their end of break bothering me about their stats last weekend.
When a.) my coach emails them to me and b.) I get back to my house (I'll be back by Friday but my coach hasn't emailed them to me yet.)
by The Stately Rhododendron
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

Blair cleared the 15-team field (Gar-Field, Marriotts Ridge and McDonaugh were no shows) and won the 2nd annual "Coveted Golden Buzzer". George Mason got 2nd and Charter A got 3rd. I'll have stats up sometime this weekend. I hope everyone here had a good time. In my opinion, BDAT was a very fine set...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

The field is currently at 17, if one more team would register, that'd be great.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

This tournament has been Gold-Certified by PACE, meaning the top 20% of the field will qualify for PACE NSC.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

Montgomery Blair registered two teams earlier this week, but we are not currently listed in the field. Just wanted to make sure that our registration went through and everything. Fixed. Also, we are likely to cap the field at 16 teams. If more teams sign up, we could raise that if we get more moder...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

We are proud to announce that this tournament will have a breakfast buffet.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

I'm not too sure about the state of Oakland Mills' other players since they only put up a minor showing at RM's Novice tournament Yeah, so far no one has shown any willingness to study. I'm hoping this will change eventually, but it's completely reasonable to say that OM is going to have a drop off...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

jonathanmarx wrote:I really have no idea what the deal is at Centennial.
I think maybe 3/4th of their team are seniors, they retain a freshman, Ryan. Also, they have a very,very large team and a feeder middle school.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82431

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

OM will surely improve over this spring and summer due to the recent addition of "Future ACF Nationals MVP" LESTER CHARLES MCCREA IV
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

Re: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

This tournament is less than 4 weeks away! Don't miss the only chance in the region to play BDAT!
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prizes/awards for top scorers
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

Re: Prizes/awards for top scorers

I gave away The Power Broker to the top scorer last year. I don't know if anyone else thought it was funny, though.
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8798

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]

Pushkin's Beard wrote:Our school okayed the 23rd.
Oakland Mills will come
by The Stately Rhododendron
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC [2/23/13]
Replies: 25
Views: 8798

Re: LOCKOUT at Georgetown Day School in DC (1/26/13)

Pushkin's Beard wrote:The tournament structure will be four brackets of six in the morning, an hour lunch, and then three brackets of eight in the afternoon (without replays). This structure guarantees every team 11 rounds of quizbowl.
Will you add a house or scab team if there isn't a 24th team?
by The Stately Rhododendron
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)
Replies: 18
Views: 7357

FUNKADELIC at Oakland Mills (3/30/13, BDAT)

The Oakland Mills It's Academic team is pleased to invite teams to F ind U nknown N ew K nowledge at A D ynamic E ducational, L oosely I nvitational C ompetition LOCATION: The tournament will be held at Oakland Mills High School,9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045 on March 30th, 2013. FORMAT/ ...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40132

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

I've just received confirmation that our March 23 tournament will indeed be NAQT States. I'll get a full announcement up in a week when I'm done with finals. Considering this, I think we'd like to host DC/MD states (which might conceivably also include DE if no one steps up to host that) on the sam...
by The Stately Rhododendron
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 40132

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Lord Hatefun Complainington wrote:We're gonna try and find a better date.
OM's tournament has been moved to March 30th. We'll be mirroring BDAT.