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by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The high school poll in 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5433

Re: The high school poll in 2014-2015

I would love to be a voter, if I'm taken.
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 41443

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Although I personally was a little shaken up by the difficulty of some of the questions at this tournament, overall, this was one of the most pleasant tournament experiences I've ever had. Everything ran very much on schedule, the readers were all high quality, the competition was incredible, and th...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 39
Views: 30132

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I'm getting a bad link when I try to click on the NAQT link for stats for individual players. However, it seems to work fine for teams, so I'm not really sure what the issue is there. Great new function though, it makes it a lot more convenient to look for stats at one centralized location now!
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/20 ... ve-madden/

Interview with Dave Madden, for all your Dave Madden related inquiries and needs!
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 41443

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

I've hunted down people for each state to compile an unofficial roster for the tournament, which can be found at the following link. If anyone has any corrections for the team, PM me or message me on Facebook and I'll try to change it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VVZewBeaWZY0pXOYvjEabSgy...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35891

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Could I see the tossup on the USA in drama? I was curious to see what clues could be selected as middle ones in that tossup without making it too transparent. Also, could I see the tossup on the Soviet nuclear program? I misinterepreted a clue at the beginning of that tossup and wanted to see what i...
by Beevor Feevor
Fri May 30, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 35900

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Will there be any sort of official liveblog for this tournament?
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 27, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47079

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Were there any recorded games at NSC and will they be released somewhere soon?
by Beevor Feevor
Mon May 26, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35891

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

I liked this set quite a bit after getting used to it, and I thought it did a very good job of asking about a lot of cool things and exposing the players to new and different answerlines. There were a lot of repeats in the set, and although they did not recycle clues, it was a little jarring and led...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon May 26, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83226

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

This was most definitely a very successful PACE NSC for the DC-Area (I'm sure it didn't hurt that the tournament happened less than 2 hours away from the area) and I think that this area will only continue to get better! We obviously got very lucky throughout the tournament and managed to pull out a...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 22, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/20 ... -5-part-5/

Final part of the massive Episode 5. Lots of discussion in this one, but if you care anything about high school Quizbowl, it's definitely worth a listen. Comments and suggestions to me are always appreciated!
by Beevor Feevor
Wed May 21, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://yourlisten.com/xkcdlover/podcast-5-20-11 After this one, one left to go! Teams 20-11 are getting really strong, so make sure you listen to it before nationals to get an idea of who you should fear in your bracket! Fun fact, initially, I apparently uploaded some random electronic dance music ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 20, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/20 ... -5-part-3/

3 out of 5. 30-21 this time, getting close to the top 10! Considering there may not be a blog post this year, this is the closest thing that'll come to it!
by Beevor Feevor
Sun May 18, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/up-late-with-eric-xu-podcast-5-part-1/ Seeing as nationals season is a week away, I thought it'd be a good idea to spend Episode 5 talking all about the top 50 and their strengths and weaknesses leading up to the 3 nationals coming up soon! Episode 5 ...
by Beevor Feevor
Fri May 02, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 85670

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Will there be an adjustment done for MUT? There are a decent amount of high school teams that have played it this year at various sites. Though if the issue is finals putting too much of a strain on time, then that's totally understandable.
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 11275

Re: Praise Song

Well, I certainly haven't been around for very long, but I have quite a bit of praise to sing out, so this thread appears to be pretty well suited for that! I'd like to thank every single Quizbowler who has ever put in time to answer the possibly silly questions of newcomers to the circuit like I wa...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12665

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

As a moderator and player at this, perhaps I can offer some suggestions on both ends? Overall, I thought this was the best History Bowl that I've been to yet, and I enjoyed it immensely, but some things could definitely be tightened up for future nationals. 1) Running the scoresheets after every oth...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/interview-with-fred-morlan/ Something a little bit special this time! In this special "episode" of about 20 minutes, I interview Fred Morlan about rankings and general Quizbowl things. It's a great interview, so make sure to check out all the cool stuf...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 5331

Re: Building a Quality Culture

As a solo player who lives in an area with many high quality teams and tournaments, I've probably spent at least $300 out of pocket this year for just tournament entry fees, since my school never covers our tournaments (this doesn't include room and board and transportation for Texas Invitational). ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Fourth podcast is up! http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/up-late-with-eric-xu-podcast-4/ . Monstrous problems with YourListen actually accepting it, but it's finally there. Lots of discussion in this one after regional reviews, including talks on coaching, tournament habits, and note ta...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving PPB
Replies: 8
Views: 4809

Re: Improving PPB

As far as ppb goes, I find that a lot of teams overestimate how important it is to have spectacular points per bonus. Obviously you want to be converting the bonuses as 30s all the time, but as far as comparisons between teams, it's usually a lot more important to get tossups than to get bonuses. By...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 17187

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

This is a really trivial thing that I'm about to bring up, and probably matters even less now that the tournament is over, but: is it typical for book prizes to be awarded in reverse order? Like, top scorer picks last? Because if I remember correctly, that's what happened on Saturday, and I'm not s...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NASAT Team
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Virginia NASAT Team

VA NASAT tryouts were held tonight over an online hangout. I read a regular college set to 10 participants with a modified power format and negs, and the results are in! The 2014 Virginia NASAT team will consist of: Eric Xu from Western Albemarle Reese Fulgenzi from Loudoun County Ryan Golant from T...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 17187

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

As the representative for Western Albemarle, I suppose I have mixed feelings about the whole issue. One thing I do want to comment on though, and this is not meant to accuse the Richard Montgomery team of anything, because they made a tournament schedule that would most fairly create the winner out ...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 35900

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

samus149 wrote:Will there be a recording service like iHigh at this year's HSNCT?
This question wasn't answered, but I would like to know this as well. I think that the documentation of a national tournament is something that's important and was wondering if NAQT had any plans for that this year?
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 17187

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

This was a pretty fun tournament. I liked the moderating and scorekeeping staff, and you could tell that everyone there had a good idea of what was going on at all times, and that was very encouraging! As far as scheduling goes, I feel like the 22 team situation was very unfortunate, and I'm not sur...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more than mediocre?
Replies: 26
Views: 20593

Re: How to make a team more than mediocre?

Coming back here sure brings up a lot of memories. Very good ones at that; the advice I got in this thread helped motivate me and make into the player I am today, and I'm tremendously thankful for everyone who posted in this thread to help a new guy out. For people who look back on this thread who a...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/up-late-with-eric-xu-podcast-3/ Podcast #3 is up! This iteration features talk about studying techniques for various subjects after the regional review, be sure to check it out! ' Would be nice to see further breakdowns in the tracklist for the 20 min...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/20 ... podcast-3/

Podcast #3 is up! This iteration features talk about studying techniques for various subjects after the regional review, be sure to check it out!
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Over-Buzzing Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 9993

Re: Over-Buzzing Problem

Yeah, focusing on your negging really helps bring it down; although you may not be getting all the tossups really really early, you'll still be converting them, which is the important part. It's more important to get tossups than to power, so if there's no need to power, I'm a believer that you real...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 85670

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Regs should definitely have an adjustment. Although those might be the high schools that have submitted packets, the entire Texas Invitational field (or most of it), as seen at http://www.texasquizbowl.org/events/0228-texas-invitational-v/ is playing ACF Regionals, which contains at least 17 high sc...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 85670

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

SCOP is included now that I know non-JV teams played, but it's only included for those teams. If you can point at non-JV teams that I'm missing, I'd be happy to consider them. I didn't know if any high school teams played Michigan Fall. I have stats for 7 high schools playing Penn Bowl, which is pr...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State Championship Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

VHSL State Championship Results

For those who haven't seen it on the Facebook page, 6A Champion: Langley 6A Runner-up: Stonewall-Jackson-Manassas 5A Champion: Albemarle 5A Runner-up: Thomas Jefferson S&T 4A Champion: Loudoun County 4A Runner-up: Woodgrove 3A Champion: Western Albemarle 3A Runner-up: Blacksburg 2A Champion: Maggie ...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Due to Soundcloud limitations, I have migrated to putting the audio onto Yourlisten.com. http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/ The website will still have the links to all the podcasts, so be sure to check them out from there!
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

I would like to see discussions on each specialty (how to study them and some common problems and topics), starting with the big 3 and moving towards the smaller specialities. Consider this done! Maybe not immediately, but I will be thinking about which podcast lineup to use for this and discussing...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

One of next podcast's goals as far as techincal aspects go will be to cut down on some of the background noises that can still be heard in the podcast (babies crying, Facebook and Google Hangouts noises, typing, etc.) I will also probably be changing the website on which the podcast is hosted on, si...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

The 2nd episode of "Up Late with Eric Xu" has been posted, and now, it has a website! Hooray! http://quizbowlpodcast.wordpress.com/ The length of the podcast has been cut down to an hour, and although the first half of this podcast is regional overviews, we will be doing less of that in the next two...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: LATTE 2/8/14 at Longfellow MS
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: LATTE 2/8/14 at Longfellow MS

How are stats coming along on this?
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83226

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

I agree with those tiers and all the teams that you posted, Lawrence, but I'm going to give some credit to a couple of other neglected teams that might spring up or post good results. RM's B team is quite capable, and although its composition depends on what RM A looks like at a given tournament, RM...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Looking to increase our competitiveness
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: Looking to increase our competitiveness

Hey Luke, Speaking of Western Albemarle :) Welcome to the forums, and hello, though I guess you didn't think I'd be the person to welcome you here. The way to get started with tournaments is basically just to register for more of them; there are plenty of tournaments in the region that you can find ...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders
Replies: 18
Views: 6036

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders

3A West will be represented by Western Albemarle and Blacksburg.
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

One thing I like about Sound cloud is that you can add comments/tags to specific times in the recording, so that could be used to mark which teams/topics/regions are being introduced at which time. Perhaps include a written index with each episode of subjects discussed. Noted and done! I will proba...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Possible topics that we have considered include things like studying, running a circuit, and several others. A discussion of studying techniques is likely to make up our next podcast. We have some other ideas in the works as well, but we don't want to spoil everything yet! This above! As I've told ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Apologies for the unedited part, that has been taken care of now and the podcast can be found here! Comments are very very welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/xkcdlover1/high- ... -podcast-1
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

Here is the first edition of the podcast! Some trouble was run into when editing this, but this should be fixed for next episode. I will be asking some people knowledgeable to make guest appearances on episodes depending on the focus of the episode, but let me know what everyone thinks! The first on...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders
Replies: 18
Views: 6036

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders

Western Albemarle and Turner Ashby made it out for Conference 29.
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15581

High School Quizbowl Podcast

After some planning over the internet, the first episode of the High School Quizbowl Podcast (or Up Late with Eric Xu, courtesy of Nate Weiser and my early bedtime) has been recorded tonight and should be uploaded as soon as Alston does some editing on it! The talking members of this podcast were Pa...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school preview for 2013-2014?
Replies: 33
Views: 6093

Re: High school preview for 2013-2014?

Can't believe I waded through that whole thing. Any idea for how long the preview will take to write? Also, if anyone has the technical expertise to do so, I'd be interested in talking with people about starting up some sort of a Quizbowl podcast for high school Quizbowl. I think it'd be a good way...