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by Beevor Feevor
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)

Thanks to the magic of UVa room registration, the field cap for this tournament is now 40 teams!
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)

Edited to reflect change in date; this tournament is now being held on November 21st.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26305

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Due to a conflict with VAMUN on November 14th, Cavalier Classic is switching dates with New Kent's Trojan Academic Tournament. TAT will now be on 11/14, while Cavalier Classic will be held on November 21st.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Improving drastically in a short amount of time
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Re: Improving drastically in a short amount of time

Hey Chandler! I definitely understand the pain of trying to improve very rapidly in a short time after a lot of players have left. I have some experience with rapid improvement, at least in the early stages of high school Quizbowl, so I can try to give you a sense of what to shoot for and how to go ...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/14/15, Charlottesville, VA)

I am most delighted to report that Cavalier Classic XVIII has been certified Platinum by PACE, meaning that the top 25% of teams at this tournament (rounded up), will qualify for the PACE NSC in Chicago, Illinois!
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 45781

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

From both the NSC and HSNCT line-ups, Western Albemarle only returns Caroline Koester, who'll be a sophomore next year.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using college sets for high school
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Re: Using college sets for high school

The first step is that you probably shouldn't be looking at ACF Nationals to improve unless you're a top-level specialist in your categories i.e. the best players on LASA/DCC/Arcadia in their specialist categories, Bruce Lou on history, Eric Xu on music and lit, what-have-you. Personally, I've neve...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do the top teams study and specialize?
Replies: 13
Views: 7398

Re: How do the top teams study and specialize?

But at its core, if you're a science specialist and you're losing questions to the other team's science specialist or their central generalist. In a nutshell, this is, I believe, the correct way to go about studying and specializing at the high school level, and possibly at higher levels as well. D...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Cavalier Classic XVIII (11/21/15, Charlottesville, VA)

Hello everyone! The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting our annual fall tournament, the Cavalier Classic, on November 21st, 2015 using NAQT IS-150. We will not be using computational math tossups at this tournament, though computational math bonuses will still be in effect. Location: Th...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26305

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Are the UVA and Georgetown IS-set tournaments going to be on the same IS-set? Cavalier Classic this year is almost certainly going to be run on IS-150, which is the corresponding set that it's been run on for the past 3 years (IS-140, IS-130, IS-120). We would prefer it if Georgetown used the IS-14...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should college regular difficulty be easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 5537

Should college regular difficulty be easier?

So, as someone who hasn't even started his first official year of college Quizbowl yet, I understand that I may not have the standing to bring up this argument, but considering the amount of discussion about it in the corresponding CO thread, I wanted to hear the opinions of some of the movers and s...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26305

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

The University of Maryland would like to claim 10/3 for Maryland Fall, which will be run on the set of the same name . Since I've been informed that the SAT date is actually the 3rd, I'd like to claim 10/10 for this tournament instead, if that's not too much trouble. Thanks! Sure thing! Sorry about...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 22258

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

At the awards ceremony, only 1 award was given out (to Eric Xu for making the National A-team). The reason for this, to be clear, was that everyone else had either already left NASAT or was not present in the first place. I'm not sure if this merits its own thread or anything, but Quizbowl awards c...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 22258

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

From asking Daniel separately after everyone was cleaning up, I believe that the below is accurate. Daniel, post in this chat if I'm wrong about something, but these are the ones that I managed to ask about before we had to get going. High School Player of the Year: Austin Foos 9th Grade Player of t...
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: Quizbowl Book

If it means anything, while I and many far-more-versed members of the community would certainly read the quizbowl book, it might not be the way to reach the largest amount of people. Instead, a tasteful, accessible documentary would be much easier to watch. Debate organizations are currently trying...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Quizbowl Book

As I alluded to in a response I made in the Theory section of these forums, I am planning on writing a book about Quizbowl as soon as my high school playing career is over. Like many in the community, I've become fed up with the lack of attention that Quizbowl receives in the media and in the public...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events
Replies: 19
Views: 7838

Re: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events

Just wanted to chime in on this. Quizbowl as a whole desperately suffers from poor marketing and expansion, that much is pretty clear. My podcast obviously was fueled by me wanting to take a step in the right direction and get a product out there that would appeal to more people and get more people ...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed May 27, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

https://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/season-2-episode-5-the-ennnnnnnnd/ And we're out. Hope you guys enjoy it; there's quite a lot of discussion here about nationals, including how to study, how to deal with the pressure, and how to make your school let you go! Pressing concerns for all...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon May 18, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

Generating Steam Heat wrote:When is the next episode coming out?
My internet has been really messed up these past few days. I'm planning on recording sometime this week and then releasing it the week before HSNCT. This'll be the final episode that I ever do, probably.
by Beevor Feevor
Sat May 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26305

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Now taking my hat off as the person who runs the schedule for a second, UVa would like to reserve November 14th for an NAQT IS-set, as well as March 19th for the NAQT Virginia state championship.
by Beevor Feevor
Sat May 16, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26305

DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Taking over from Sarah, who did an awesome job of it last year, I'm going to be maintaining the calendar for high school events in the DC Metro area for 2015-16. If you want me to add an event to this list, email me at exx8f@virginia.edu, message me privately on the forums, or make a post in the thr...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 27352

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

Before I describe how I got involved in the community, I'd just like to say that I'm really liking the way that this Quizbowl History subforum is coming along. All of these threads are very accessible for new people to post in, unlike the threads of old where it was mainly discussions of eras that m...
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is your definition of a good Quiz Bowl player?
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Re: What is your definition of a good Quiz Bowl player?

I think that a good Quizbowl player is someone who can get out of Quizbowl what they seek to get out of it. That might seem a little abstract, but we all do the activity for different reasons. For some people, Quizbowl is a means to quickly become familiar with a broad range of topics, and find out ...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 38432

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

I will almost certainly be able to play this at the VCU site. Looking for people who I haven't played with before and who don't mind someone who's not amazing at higher level stuff!
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41358

Re: Your Lowest Point

I'm not really in college yet, but I've had some pretty discouraging moments in my high school Quizbowl career, and I figured that it may be cathartic to share, so what the hey. 1. Cavalier Classic 2012 My first pyramidal tournament ever, and I almost quit there and then. Not knowing anything about ...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 21060

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

University of Virginia, and though I've been semi-retired this year, I think I've got a few more years in me!
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 30871

Re: New England 2014-2015

P.S. Shoutout to Mohen Malhotra for leaving us out of his predictions on the podcast In the interest of defending everyone who's on that podcast who's not me, I will say that there were a lot of teams from each region that could not be mentioned because of the sheer number of regions that we had to...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Re: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/1

Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2798/ . Apologies for the "All Games" section not being split up into proper brackets, but the playoff tab has the proper order of finish, with all teams with equal records in the afternoon finishing with the same placement. Top 3 tea...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Re: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/1

I apologize for not posting updates throughout the day, but this tournament did happen and ended (fairly successfully, I think, all things considered) at around 4:45 PM today! Maggie Walker A finished in first place, with Albemarle A coming in second and Cave Spring A finishing in third. Morning rec...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Re: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/1

With the addition of two house teams, the field will be capped at 18 teams. There has been some snow in the area lately, but I will be able to update teams on if we will be able to use the building by tomorrow morning.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 32651

Re: Illinois '14-'15

While I'm not from Illinois, I have some things to weigh in on, if that's alright. Obviously, getting every single tossup at practice against complete novices to the game will drive away players, and no player who is getting above 125ish ppg should be going all-out at practice every single minute ag...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Re: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/1

We are now Platinum Certified by PACE, which means that the top 25% of teams who attend this tournament will qualify for the NSC in Reston, Virginia! Get your registrations in soon; we've already had interest from pretty much every team in the DC/MD/VA area, and are working on locking down team numb...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NASAT Team
Replies: 1
Views: 1426

Virginia NASAT Team

So, just like last year, if anyone is interested in being on the Virginia team for NASAT, or the National All-Star Academic Tournament hosted by HSAPQ on June 13-14 at THE Ohio State University, they should contact me through either the forums on over Facebook. I already have a number of people inte...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Western Albemarle Invitational Tournament (WAIT) - 3/7/15

Western Albemarle High School is hosting our first ever pyramidal tournament on March 7th, 2015 , using the IS-144 set from NAQT. There will not be computational math tossups at this tournament (which is a plus for everyone!) Whether you're capping off the end of VHSL states or getting ready for NAQ...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 4909

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

Well... ideally, future cover art doesn't use my face! Those bottom two are very solid though, and speak to my interests, so you get a book at nats! :grin:
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 4909

Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

So while uploading the last couple of episodes of the podcast, I've been a little annoyed at the lack of cover art, so I (jokingly) asked the podcast chat on Facebook to come up with some pieces for me, since I am entirely devoid of artistic talent. Lo and behold, I got quite a few submissions from ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Podcast on High School Quizbowl Women
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Re: Podcast on High School Quizbowl Women

I do indeed, and it is now actually linked within the original post!
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Podcast on High School Quizbowl Women
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Podcast on High School Quizbowl Women

I'm not sure where else I'm supposed to post this in this subforum (if the mods want to move or remove it, it's fine by me), but I had a podcast recently about women participating in Quizbowl that featured a panel of 5 very experienced girls in high school Quizbowl today. I thought it may be enlight...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/season-2-episode-3-girls-in-quizbowl Episode 3 is now up! This episode features a lengthy discussion on girls in Quizbowl and the gender gap that exists in our beloved activity. As a guy, I found this discussion very interesting, and it really gave me...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23144

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

Western Albemarle High School is running a tournament on March 7th. More details will be posted once more details are gathered!
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/season-2-episode-2-a-new-guest-has-appeared/ It's the most wonderful time of the year, and with that, another podcast! Sorry for the delays, but I hope you all enjoy! As always let me know if you have any comments, suggestions, hate mail, what have yo...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/season-2-episode-1-a-whole-new-world/ And so it re-begins! Episode 1 on Season 2 is now up, although truncated, so I hope that you all enjoy! Comments, as always, are welcome, and apologies for the cut-off at the end, but next podcast will be better a...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament VI at VCU (10/11/2014; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: VCU Fall Tournament VI at VCU (10/11/2014; Richmond, VA)

Can we get a field update for this tournament?
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 51885

Re: TDB help thread

I'd be willing to do this for Virginia.
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 10859

Re: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll

I'm personally getting the feeling that polls shouldn't necessarily be conducted with a small sample size and without determining who exactly is considered "qualified" to vote. Yes, it is a preseason poll, and it doesn't determine much, but, as Matt Jackson mentioned in the Big Vision articles, the ...
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 50647

Re: Preseason Poll

People certainly had idiosyncratic beliefs about the rankings of quiz bowl teams. If only there were some way to aggregate these opinions while at the same time canceling out the more extreme ones. So basically, it would be a diving style judging, with the most extreme scores being rejected, which ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 15166

Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

Alright, because it was so fun to put on last year (as well as hopefully being at least a tiny bit informative), I've decided to start up the podcast again for the 2014-15 season, with a slew of newcomers and hopefully more topics to cover! However, the help of the community would really be good her...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 50647

Re: Preseason Poll

Columbia adds Kieren Weisert.
Princeton adds Claire Jones, Evan Washington, Dowon Kim, and Arjun Venkataraman.
Penn gains Jaimie Carlson and Ben Cushing, among others.
Virginia also loses Dennis Loo.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (9/13/14)
Replies: 19
Views: 9610

Re: Tar Heel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (9/13/14)

Western Albemarle is interested in potentially bringing a team to this event, though the composition of the team is unknown at the time.