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by MorganV
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 7143

Re: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)

Kay Li and I did not play the Round 1 game against MSU B so we should each have one fewer game played
by MorganV
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6095

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Yeah, I assumed something like that happened. Just wanted to point it out for future mirrors
by MorganV
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6095

Re: Question Specific Discussion

The leadin for Master and Margarita seems to be poorly worded: "7. In this novel, Varenukha’s shadow ceases to be visible after he is bitten by a young redhead vampire. Hella, that character’s companion, goes by Koroviev and meets the landlord Bosoi after Berlioz is decapitated by a streetcar." The ...
by MorganV
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ease of Powers
Replies: 27
Views: 6329

Re: Ease of Powers

For HSAPQ sets, IS sets, and some housewrites, there tends to be more reusing of early clues out of necessity (for HSAPQ and NAQT who need to write tons of questions every year) or laziness/inexperience (housewrites). Given the proliferation quizbowldb/protobowl as studying tools, which let players ...
by MorganV
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at WUSTL (October 26, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3598

Re: Penn Bowl at WUSTL (October 26, 2013)

Dylan in the last round actually went 0/11/1, not 11/1/0 as he's credited in the stats.
by MorganV
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 63762

Re: Illinois '13-'14

ankmaster wrote: if they're even half as good as last year
Let me assure you that you have nothing to worry about on that front.
by MorganV
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: State of the board discussion thread
Replies: 39
Views: 16956

Re: State of the board discussion thread

Also, I ask people to be aware that traffic near DC and construction near Richmond are as constant and predictable on fall Saturdays as bad high school tournaments run by Princeton Nothing huge, but I feel that potshots like this are unprofessional and nonconstructive and I think that senior member...
by MorganV
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7680

Re: Distribution

bt_green_warbler wrote:
MorganV wrote:I most notably remember the final question of round 4 of the playoffs was a Diana Wynne Jones tossup that decided our game against Maggie Walker
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This appears to have actually been a tossup on Ursula K. LeGuin.
yeah, my bad, it was negged with DWJ
by MorganV
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7680

Re: Distribution

Is this a new thing? I don't remember it being a problem until this year's HSNCT. It's probably not as big a problem as I'm making it sound, but I've just always been slightly annoyed whenever it's happened, especially seeing how lit is the smallest of the three "major" categories in NAQT's distrib...
by MorganV
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7680

Re: Distribution

AlexLiu wrote:I just really wish NAQT would leave YA/children's lit out of the lit distribution.
Is this a new thing? I don't remember it being a problem until this year's HSNCT.
by MorganV
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution
Replies: 8
Views: 4897

Re: Distribution

If you really enjoy social studies (and what is happening in the world around you), you may find NAQT's distribution to be favorable towards you. A "colossal advantage"? No. I personally disagree. The idea of an "NAQT boost" can be almost blatant at times. For instance, of my two teammates, one was...
by MorganV
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations LASA A!!!!! - 2013-2014 HSQB Pre-Season Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3922

Re: Congratulations LASA A!!!!! - 2013-2014 HSQB Pre-Season Poll

It doesn't affect the placement, but you mistakenly gave my vote for Rockford Auburn (IL) to... another Rockford Auburn (IL) at the bottom of the list.
by MorganV
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18745

Re: Preseason Poll

I'm somewhat curious who people think is playing on Chicago B.
by MorganV
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 9475

Re: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago

Will the ICT continue to have a 32-team field?
by MorganV
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18745

Re: Preseason Poll

Cheynem wrote: 14. Stanford--lose no starter, gain Roger Cain
+Ian Torres
by MorganV
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 85049

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

You appear to have left out Ladue (like, obviously this is pre-season and you're spitballing on little information so it doesn't matter, but with all due respect to only-senior-on-Ladue B David, plugging either of returning A-team members Ben/Jialin into his missing spot here would have turned a T-...
by MorganV
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12555

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

wd4gdz wrote:
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote: Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
Is the set finished?
Did we ever get an answer to this rather pertinent question?
by MorganV
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 63762

Re: Illinois '13-'14

I don't know why nobody is mentioning Loyola. I mean, after all, we have Coach of the Year nominee Matt Laird who is clearly responsible for all of our success since 2007-2008. I mean from telling us that the bus leaves half an hour earlier than it does so that I don't screw up us attending a tourn...
by MorganV
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9185

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

Would "pregnancy" have been acceptable at any point for the finals tossup answered with "childbirth"?
by MorganV
Thu May 30, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 7
Views: 4022

Re: 2013 NSC Field Expansion

Out of curiosity, does PACE already know what the 72 team schedule will look like?
by MorganV
Wed May 29, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: History Distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: History Distribution

When you think about it, America already has a disproportionate number of questions dedicated to it compared to the rest of the world - 1/1 per packet dedicated to a single country with only 350 years of history to draw upon. Honestly, the easy answer is that European and American history is emphasi...
by MorganV
Wed May 29, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54089

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Christ, I Know wrote:Could I see the tossup on indifference curves in the finals? Even though it had a 100% power and conversion rate, it seems like one of those outlier difficulty tossups.
stuff that is not yet officially clear please wait until NAQT posts the all-clear for this year's IS sets
by MorganV
Tue May 28, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66411

Re: Illinois '12-'13

HSNCT went pretty well. For a basic look: Worst finish for an IL A team: Fenton, 4-6, 169th Unless I missed something, they were also the only Illinois A team not to make the playoffs, as well as the only one to finish under .500. Belvidere North finished the prelims at 9-1, and Loyola of course fi...
by MorganV
Tue May 28, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58828

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

I would very much like to watch the final, but I cannot yet find it on iHigh. When should I expect to be able to watch it? iHigh was not at the tournament. Open call: Any rogue recordings taken from this tournament? (I am obviously personally most interested in Loyola's games against Bellarmine/Bla...
by MorganV
Tue May 21, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58828

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Edit: this was already on the blog oops
by MorganV
Tue May 21, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Given that there seem to be more than enough moderators (I think I counted fifteen), perhaps two more teams should be formed. That opens up the scheduling options, especially if you can scrape up another packet? 20 teams = 4 divisions of 5 = 5 packets Then rebracket into 4 quads = 3 packets I sugge...
by MorganV
Mon May 20, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship & Wildcat @ Northwestern (5/18-5/19/13)
Replies: 23
Views: 9943

Re: Midwest Championship & Wildcat @ Northwestern (5/18-5/19/13)

It doesn't matter that much, but in interest of accuracy, Joe Burke (12) did not play this tournament and his two games should be credited to Rosie Frehe (12) who is listed in the stats as "Rosy". She didn't get any tossups either way.
by MorganV
Mon May 20, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Could staffers please add their emails to the docs?

EDIT: Also, could you please indicate whether or not you would be able to bring a laptop to read from?
by MorganV
Thu May 16, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Buzz
Replies: 10
Views: 2903

Re: How to Buzz

If something triggers your buzz, take advantage of the time you get after a buzz to pull the answer, if you can. In the few seconds it took for you to remember that answer, the other guy might beat you to the buzzer if you don't buzz right away. ITT Dylan explains how to get your neg levels on par ...
by MorganV
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18394

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending Chicago and intend to outscore noted bad quizbowler Max Schindler.

edit: sounding less pretentious
by MorganV
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 15403

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

One of my teammates once protested a bonus for liberal bias. We got the question right, but he protested anyways.

(The bonus DID blatantly attack some conservative figure or another, to be fair.)
by MorganV
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

So, with seven packets, my thoughts are: We get 8, 16, or 24 teams, break into 4 brackets of 4, play three rounds. The top two teams and the bottom two teams from each bracket are sorted into two sets of parallel brackets of four; three more rounds and then a crossover game to decide final placement...
by MorganV
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

With a few days remaining, we are at 11 teams. If anyone can register an additional team or has not yet registered and is interested in doing so, please contact me ASAP. otherwise, we will scrape together a third house team.
by MorganV
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

My bad. Fixed now.
by MorganV
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Considering the demand seems likely to outstrip the number of staffers, we will probably not be able to do doubles, unless people would be interested in some sort of four-doubles-teams-per-room schedule. I'm going to tentatively say quads. People can start forming teams here: https://docs.google.com...
by MorganV
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Field updated. We are now more than half full - make sure to send me your registrations if you are intending to come!
by MorganV
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39985

Side Event: Schindler's Lit

A literature side-event written by the illustrious Max Schindler, "Schindler's Lit" will be run Saturday night at HSNCT and possibly elsewhere if demand exists. It will consist of 7 packets of 20 power- and superpower-marked tossups, slightly easier than regular collegiate difficulty. The distributi...
by MorganV
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1942

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

This just sort of randomly popped into my head, but how did people take to this question? It was in Round 11, so I think it was part of a half-packet played. Not sure, though. One group created for this cause organized a meeting that is the subject of the film Winter Soldier. The plaintiffs in Tink...
by MorganV
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Also, just so that we don't get too off topic: Morgan, if there is interest for two unaffiliated teams (E Team A and B), is there any way we would be able to bypass the moderator requirement? The entire reason we can't go as Metea Valley is because our coach (the only able moderator we would be abl...
by MorganV
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Field updated.

Housecarl Shield Wall wrote:Will the JAMES set's trash packet be played? If so, how?
If people are interested, we can for sure do a shootout on the trash packet after the tournament or at lunch. I can't see us having a real side event with only one packet, but a shootout should be fine.
by MorganV
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Field (11/12):

Loyola Academy (2)
St Joseph (IN)
Stevenson (2)
Belvidere North
"E Team" (2)
IMSA
Carbondale
Kalakuta Republic
by MorganV
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6768

Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL will be hosting a mirror of the JAMES set, co-written by Thomas Jefferson HS and LASA, on April 13th, 2013. Due to staffing constraints (ICT is this weekend) we'll be instituting a soft cap of 12 teams, playing a full round robin for 11 games + ACF finals. If there is ...
by MorganV
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8955

Re: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013

I've updated the field. As I wrote above, the field currently consists of St. Joseph High School as well as an undefined number of Michigan teams (at least one). We're waiting for information from Brian McPeak of Maryland about the possibility that our site (and maybe others) may allow teams that w...
by MorganV
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: General Discussion

You can see that the set was pretty reasonable at the bottom of the field. All teams were over 10 ppb, and I saw plenty of exciting-looking scoresheets throughout the day, even in the bottom bracket. On the other hand, I think this tournament was too hard at the top. The top bracket teams were all ...
by MorganV
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15762

Re: IHSA 2013

I did not play it, but since James obviously did not know enough about the clues to be able to confidently answer "Also Sprach Zarathustra", I would assume it was an acceptable hard part.
by MorganV
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27213

Re: Masonic

The Mandela question was wrong in the packet. The Miles Davis and Billie Holiday questions were right in the packet. The question after Mandela was Mies van der Rohe. Oh, in our room _van der Rohe_ was accepted despite _Mies_ being his proper surname and the usual underlined part in questions; agai...
by MorganV
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27213

Re: Masonic

The Nelson Mandela tossup claimed that he gave a speech called "I am afraid to die" rather than "I am prepared to die", unless that was moderator error. I also remember noticing an inaccuracy in the tossup directly following the Mandela tossup, but I can't remember what that was at the moment.
by MorganV
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 7760

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Minor error: Bonus 12 in packet 13 claims the Rubaiyat was translated by noted sunken ship Edmund Fitzgerald rather than poet Edward Fitzgerald.
by MorganV
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30490

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen?
by MorganV
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 8108

Re: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)

BMI is actually the week AFTER Ultima.

Loyola students will comprise 1-2 teams.