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by Eddie
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

I would think a good compromise measure (at least for moderators that have hard times pronouncing things) would be to have the pronunciations mixed in with the text, with the actual spellings placed after the answerline. An example, using the tossup Andrew Hart embedded, is below: Congenital decrea...
by Eddie
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 36509

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Is there a copy of the schedule anywhere? Not the format schedule, but things like what time Round 1 started, what time lunch is, etc.
by Eddie
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 2 of 6]: How Much Quizbowl Does a Man Need?
Replies: 24
Views: 12292

Re: Resetting [pt. 2 of 6]: How Much Quizbowl Does a Man Nee

For a concrete example of what happens when there's too much quizbowl for a circuit to handle, SoCal 2014 - 2015 is a textbook example. We had sixteen (16) regular season tournaments, one (1) nationals-prep tournament, one (1) novice tournament, and two (2) middle school tournaments. As a consequenc...
by Eddie
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History of the quiz bowl distribution
Replies: 10
Views: 4307

Re: History of the quiz bowl distribution

Also, the NSC had a four quarter format until 2010--one of the reasons given for the original format was that a single format would disadvantage teams from states with a different format. Well, three "quarter"s. As I understand it, the original NSC format was something of a Great Compromise between...
by Eddie
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5129

Re: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with

How about something like "Quizbowl is a fast-paced question-and-answer competition on core academic subjects in which you work as a team to buzz in on questions and score points." ? I don't think the comparison to Jeopardy isn't so much of a bad thing, though - "it's like Jeopardy, but with teams, a...
by Eddie
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5319

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion

This is a really good point. I was focusing more on NHBB competitions this year, that's why I couldn't really show up to many quiz bowl tournaments this year. Also, I think some of my teammates wanted to come to tournaments but we wound up not signing up (either from lack of interest or other commi...
by Eddie
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5319

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion

This is a really good point. I was focusing more on NHBB competitions this year, that's why I couldn't really show up to many quiz bowl tournaments this year. Also, I think some of my teammates wanted to come to tournaments but we wound up not signing up (either from lack of interest or other commi...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 30604

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

A different type of discussion, but what did the readers at this year's NSC think of the formatting and style of answer line in the set? The choice of font for the set appears to be similar, if not the same, as the font used for the past two ACF Nationals, and I thought it was rather easier on the e...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS
Replies: 7
Views: 4062

Re: Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS

Please note that the registration fee has been updated to reflect the fact that I forgot to factor in a number of other expenses. Additionally, the field is now capped at eight (8) teams.
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling

Those are some nifty stats!

Here's the post on our website; it's basically the same as the email I sent out to hosts and captains just a moment ago.
by Eddie
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling

Howdy, y'all. In an effort to pull Southern California out of the insulated hellhole that is our Facebook group and website, we will be using this forum to manage a calendar of regular season tournaments in the Southern California region in the 2015 - 2016 season. If you are interested in hosting a ...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS
Replies: 7
Views: 4062

Re: Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS

REGISTERED TEAMS: 1. Year of the Four Juniors (Rahul Keyal, James Malouf, Chaitanya Kore, Shivank Nayak) 2. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb (Aseem Keyal, Charlie Mann, Erica Liu, Vincent Doehr) 3. http://www.socalquizbowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/heyboo.png ...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS
Replies: 7
Views: 4062

Susan: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (06/27/15) @ Westview HS

Hello, friends. I am pleased to announce Susan, an open mirror of HSAPQ's National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT) in Southern California this summer, 27 June 2015, on the luxurious campus of Westview High School in sunny San Diego. The tournament director for the event will be Eddie Kim. Infor...
by Eddie
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

I definitely understand the frustration with pronunciation guides; I also find it annoying when I lose punctuation or words in a forest of PGs. But do understand that they are very helpful to a wide swath of readers (perhaps less so at HSNCT, but even then, my understanding is that there's a big (a...
by Eddie
Wed May 20, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 12914

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

Another fun thing we do at practice sometimes, which I think I found back on QBWiki a while back, is "double or nothing" on bonuses, where you hear the lede-in to a bonus and decide whether to play it normal, or to go "double or nothing." If you go "double or nothing," you get 60 points for thirtyin...
by Eddie
Wed May 20, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 14228

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

Another fun thing we do at practice sometimes, which I think I found back on QBWiki a while back, is "double or nothing" on bonuses, where you hear the lede-in to a bonus and decide whether to play it normal, or to go "double or nothing." If you go "double or nothing," you get 60 points for thirtyin...
by Eddie
Wed May 20, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 12914

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

We played Two-Headed Monster at practice tonight, and it was definitely a blast, especially when one of us buzzed near the giveaway of a tossup that talked about "she," "slain," and "Tigris and Euphrates," only to have his teammate confusedly answer "Isis."
by Eddie
Wed May 20, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 14228

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

We played Two-Headed Monster at practice tonight, and it was definitely a blast, especially when one of us buzzed near the giveaway of a tossup that talked about "she," "slain," and "Tigris and Euphrates," only to have his teammate confusedly answer "Isis."
by Eddie
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Errata
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Errata

A sentence from Round 4, TU 13 reads:
Round 4, TU 13 wrote: One of these gods brought Psyche to Eros’s palace and used Apollo’s discus to kill their mutual love interest, Hycathinsus.
"Hycathinsus" should read "Hyacinthus."
by Eddie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Errata
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Errata

Part II of Round 11, Bonus 5 reads: [10] In the Argonautica, Medea does this action to her brother Absyrtus to slow the pursuit of her father Aeetes. Later, she convinced Pelias’s daughters to do this to him after doing this to a ram and putting it in a cauldron. ANSWER: cut ing his body into pieces...
by Eddie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Music Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Music Discussion

I was really happy that the Shostakovich TU clued from pieces significant in academia or in the concert repertoire, rather than from the same old tired clues about the 7, 11, or 13. I feel like there's a bit of a difficulty cliff between the clues about the 14 and the 7, and maybe you could put in a...
by Eddie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

I noticed a small factual error in the first part of Round 6, Bonus 20, which reads: [10] Name this female warrior, the rival of Aife. A hero later killed Connla, the son he had with this woman. ANSWER: Scathach [or Skatha] Connla is the son of Aoife, not Scathach. EDIT: There's another confusion in...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3510

Re: Errata

A very minor typo, but the question on France (Round 9, TU 11) is missing a quotation mark after the word "flower." The clue currently reads:
Round 9, TU 11 wrote: Recurring “statue,” “flower, and “love” themes...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7332

Re: Specific question discussion

Could I see the TU on Brahms? I'm curious what piece the lead-in was referring to.
by Eddie
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT
Replies: 27
Views: 5825

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT

A minor thing, but it was odd to hear of Laud Humphreys going undercover as a gay man even though he was actually gay. I Am Not A Scientist, but as far as I know there are no organic compounds called 'ilides' or 'ilydes'. There are only 'ylides,' for which the typical pronunciation is ['ɪ.lɪd], wit...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15382

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

There was this random tournament in HS with a three period format, with the second period being delightfully unique. In this format, there were four "lightning rounds" (10 short parts) in the second period, each with different categories (like Art, Baseball, Presidents, etc.). The captain would ass...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15382

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

In SoCal, every tournament still has food in the morning. Sweet, sweet Costco blueberry muffins... Somebody needs to make this a national thing again, ASAP. A lot of tournaments in SoCal also sell food during lunch. Usually something simple like pizza from Costco, but it saves a lot of time for peo...
by Eddie
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 37045

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

Current Field Team 1: Tejas, Kenji, Mike, Doug Team 2: Jacob, Jake, Nick, Rama Team 3: Jason Chang, Corry, Kevin, Hideohiro Team 4: Dylan, Alejandro, Jonathan, Sid Team 5: Benji, Ben Possible solo team of Jason Thompson As a slight correction, Team 3's members include Jason Cheng and Hidehiro [/i].
by Eddie
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites
Replies: 17
Views: 16303

Re: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites

For Northern California: http://www.norcalquizbowl.org/ for announcements, schedules, resources, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/364703823604141/ for announcements, discussion, etc. For Southern California: http://www.socalquizbowl.org/ for announcements, schedules, resources, etc. https://www....
by Eddie
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See VI
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

Re: Eyes That Do Not See VI

Wastebin (and the entirety of doc-ent.com) appear to be down.
by Eddie
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Errata
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

George Oppen: Errata

Here's some typos and grammatical mistakes I found yesterday while reading the set. Round 1: TU 8: "The Wasteland" for "The Waste Land" Bonus 9: "this its patriotic song" for "its patriotic song" Round 2: TU 6: "This building was were Duccio's" for "This building was where Duccio's" Bonus 4: "renowe...
by Eddie
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 36180

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

What happened to team "O Iblis, I long for what is not there"?
by Eddie
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen - UCSD - 2/21/15
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

Re: George Oppen - UCSD - 2/21/15

Any updates on where the tournament is taking place, where we should park, when we should get there? It's starting at 9:00 AM 8:30 AM (so I guess get there up to half an hour early) at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building , which Google Maps is apparently calling the Patrick J. Ledden Audito...
by Eddie
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?
Replies: 21
Views: 7424

Re: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?

I think the appropriate knowledge can also be tested by saying something like "What is the new <value> if <parameters> is/are increased/decreased by a factor of <x>" rather having to have specific numbers calculated. I think this is a good idea. What about saying something like "Consider two capaci...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5781

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

I really didn't like this question. I know Beethoven's 7th somewhat well, and none of the clues were of any help until "1812 symphony." I find descriptions like "quarter-eighth-eighth-quarter-quarter" impossible to parse in real time, even though it is referring to an extremely recognizable motif. ...
by Eddie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31199

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I emailed Rob the Spongebob stuff yesterday, but in case he hasn't uploaded it yet, here's both the original Spongebob packet and a revised version I used at a local mirror yesterday.
by Eddie
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 5163

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

Lo! Verily, behold ye this tapestry, sprungeth forth from twenty minutes of bad photoshopping.
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by Eddie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 161119

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

What are some good books on the history of ancient Egypt, the history of the ancient Near East, or the history of ancient and classical Japan?
by Eddie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Split screens in Word for Easy Reading
Replies: 7
Views: 3183

Re: Split screens in Word for Easy Reading

Another thing that I like to do is to have one copy of the packet open in MS Word and have another open in Windows Explorer using the preview button. It's a bit more of a hassle since you have to Alt-Tab after every question, but some people prefer having a larger window so you can zoom in and make ...
by Eddie
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31199

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

Here are the results for Spongebob. Congratulations to Tommy for getting almost every question on the first line. Tommy: 170 Will D.: 85 Eric B.: 50 Sean: 40 Dylan: 25 Joelle: 10 Amol: -30 EDIT: Also, could I please kindly request that there be no discussion of the content of this set yet? I want to...
by Eddie
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SAT Tournament (2/7/15) San Diego, CA [NAQT]
Replies: 2
Views: 2271

Re: SAT Tournament (2/7/15) San Diego, CA [NAQT]

Might I recommend adding a sizeable discount for teams from new schools? New teams often have much smaller budgets to work with or are hesitant to spend money on an activity that they are unfamiliar with, so a new school discount can go a long way in encouraging teams to attend and growing both your...
by Eddie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31199

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I have a Spongebob packet (currently at 17/12, but I can bring it up to at least 20/20) that I'd like to read for this. This is done. I have 44 tossups and 0 bonuses of 6 - 7 line tossups with no powermarks, covering Spongebob seasons 1 - 4 and the 2004 movie, and I can read as many or as little qu...
by Eddie
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31199

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I have a Spongebob packet (currently at 17/12, but I can bring it up to at least 20/20) that I'd like to read for this.
by Eddie
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome

I'm surprised you didn't include the bridge in the first exposition of the first movement of the 5th symphony, or even Mozart's horn stuff. I think that tossup didn't use Mozart because it was trying to go for a "horns in Beethoven's music" angle, like the Handel oboes and Schumann / Brahms horns t...
by Eddie
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27728

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

There's a temporary download link over at this post.
by Eddie
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 5816

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I noticed a small factual error in the "sixth symphonies" tossup (Round 1, TU 8) in the clue that reads: Though not by Beethoven, another symphony of this number opens with a trumpet call and ends with two or three hammer strikes, which the composer’s wife called the “hammer blows of fate.” If I rec...
by Eddie
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall @ UCSD (10/18/2014) [UMD]
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: Triton Fall @ UCSD (10/18/2014) [UMD]

Arcadia A beat North Hollywood for first place. La Jolla A took third place over Rancho Bernardo A.