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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT
Replies: 17
Views: 4863

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT

Unless I'm mistaken, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso is one of the most famous violin showpieces in the repertoire, and it's placement was a tad early. Also, the tossups on Ficciones and Binary Trees had lead-ins that where unambiguous in the extreme if I recall correctly.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4791

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

I wrote some stuff On top of whatever got downconverted from the above, I wrote the following for DII: "why I am not..." (Hayek/Russell/O'Hara), Luther/Dominicans/Leipzig, James Fenimore Cooper, "1" in psychology, "whales" in Moby-Dick Apparently, the Genesis version of "Land of Confusion" has diff...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nats Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 4246

Re: Nats Predictions

Mr. Schindler first-lines a tossup on Mossack Fonseca. When asked how he got it so quickly, Max just smiles.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10128

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

This might just be me, but the tossup on "String Quartets" seemed disproportionately easier than the rest of the music in the set. Having a transparent description of the Dissonance quartet in the first line seems to be a little early, especially when compared to the non-transparent description of t...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 23712

Re: Preseason Poll

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Also worth mentioning: I'm pretty sure Connor Wood from Maggie Walker and Cathy Xue from Montgomery Blair are off to Yale next year, though I have no idea how active they will be (probably better to ask actual Yalies).
So is Adam Fine from Uchicago Lab.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:29 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), as he was the only award-recipient present at the end of the ceremony.

EDIT for clarity - Rob is 100% correct.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 20839

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

Also, its a lot easier for players to register and go to tournaments with the centralized approach. NHBB has a nice website where tournaments are shown and our players can go on and find a tournament easily. Freshman year I simply googled History Bowl, found the website, read the information, and t...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2375

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Quartet for the End of Time" please?


EDIT: I heard this tossup went dead in several rooms
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:56 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

I will be attending UChicago in the fall, and definitely plan on playing quizbowl.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 52132

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Alston Boyd and I are playing this.

[Edited from tentative to definite]
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4740

Re: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

I want to thank Jake and everyone at Alabama for hosting a such a smooth and well-run event, and to everyone who came despite the terrible road conditions!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 4241

Re: Question-specific discussion

May I see the tossups on 'Bridges,' 'Drones,' and 'Diffusion' from Round 1? Thanks. EDIT: Also having 'Kitsch' as a hard part for a bonus seems a little too challenging, especially compared to some of the other FA bonuses (ie the cello bonus). Not to be a broken record, but could these TU's be post...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 55668

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

With regards to HFT's bonuses, I feel that almost every one was a sure ten, but to get 30 (on average) required deeper knowledge than previous HFT sets. However, bonus difficulty varied WILDLY among packets and subjects, so the current aPPB is great, but might not be the most accurate.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15
Replies: 26
Views: 9291

Re: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15

Jeremy Gibbs Paradox wrote:So no individual stats?
Individual stats were not kept.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Periodic table posters in classrooms
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: Periodic table posters in classrooms

Our team once 30'd a bonus on tectonic plates due to the presence of a large map of the world complete with tectonic plates.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 4241

Re: Question-specific discussion

There was a difficult math bonus in one of the rounds that I wanted to look at again. I know for sure that it wasn't in rounds 9 or 10. I think it was the round that had the azide bonus, or possibly the round before that. If you can identify it, could you please list it? Are you referring to the bo...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 4241

Re: Question-specific discussion

May I see the tossups on 'Bridges,' 'Drones,' and 'Diffusion' from Round 1? Thanks.

EDIT: Also having 'Kitsch' as a hard part for a bonus seems a little too challenging, especially compared to some of the other FA bonuses (ie the cello bonus).
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15
Replies: 26
Views: 9291

Re: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15

Farragut would like to tentatively register 1 team
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The high school poll in 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5413

Re: The high school poll in 2014-2015

I would be interested in voting.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '14-'15
Replies: 28
Views: 13387

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

With the season over (except for NASAT this weekend), I'll follow Chris's lead and state my predictions for quizbowl in TN next year. These teams are the order of how readily I could recall information about them and NOT ranked based on skill. Farragut: We only graduate 2 seniors: Akshay Soni, with ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 40627

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

The Tennessee team will consist of Griffin, Akshay, Aram, Jesse, and I. Zach will not be able to make it.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 64075

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Are the conversion stats available yet? I think the Tripitaki tossup may have had a <10% conversion rate. Overall, the set was great and very enjoyable, and the bonuses seemed to be much more doable than last year. Perhaps it is just me, but when practicing on last year's bonuses our team averaged ~...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Here are the results for TN teams at HSNCT:

t8: Ezell Harding
t53: Farragut, Hume Fogg
t77: USN
116: White Station
145: Germantown A
166: Germantown B

Congratulations to all these teams, especially Ezell-Harding, for doing so well at the national level and representing Tennessee well!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed May 28, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35877

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Now I'll actually add some substance to the conversation. The music questions, my favorite category, where very enjoyable to play. The tossup on Nocturne was pretty awesome for including non-Chopin clues, and the Bach Cello Suites tossup was great (even thought I negged it with 'unaccompanied sonata...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon May 26, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

cchiego wrote:Congrats Kai et. al.! That's an impressive performance. And it seems like everyone from Farragut comes back next year....
Thank you! Everyone from Farragut returns except for Akshay Soni, our science specialist.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun May 25, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35877

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

The set one by far the best I have played on all year and was incredibly fun. The answer lines were clever and canon-expanding but not too difficult. Although this was my first NSC, I really enjoyed the questions and hope to be back next year for another!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun May 25, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Results for TN teams at PACE

Farragut: 8th
Oak Ridge: 23th

Both teams made it to the top tier of the playoffs!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun May 25, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47028

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

The all star teams were:

Eric Xu, Carlo DeGuzman, Ben Zhang, and Kai Smith (the Beasts of the Far East)

vs.

Sam Blizzard, Nathan Weiser, Sean McBride, and Adam Fine (The Best of the West)

the Beasts won 490-210
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon May 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35441

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Siegfried wrote:
Ithaca Cricket Ump wrote:Do you know when the questions will be released?
NAQT's questions are normally not released; you most likely should have received a copy of the set at the tournament.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB TV
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: NHBB TV

One of the interviews is with one 'Ben Zhay' from Ladue; that should be fixed.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14
Replies: 19
Views: 11011

Re: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14

For the record, both Dunbar and Farragut agreed to the outcome, as Dunbar had to head home and we still had NASAT tryouts after the tournament.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14
Replies: 19
Views: 11011

Re: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14

Standings for the top 4:

Dunbar A
Farragut
Ezell Harding
Sidney
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Here are the results for TACA state: 1. Hume Fogg 2. Ezell Harding 3. Farragut 4. USN 5. Battle Ground Academy 6. Cookeville 7.Gallatin 8. Webb 9. Columbia Congratulations to Hume-Fogg for going undefeated! As always with TACA, stats were not kept except for final scores and the format was quite won...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Todds Getting Feenised: A Timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 9298

Re: Todds Getting Feenised: A Timeline

3/13/2004: It was announced that ALL OF YOU GOT YOUR TODDS FEENISED 3/14/2004-present: your todds continued to be feenised Precisely fifty years before that, the French began getting their todds feenised as well. Coincidence? I think not. EDIT: And forty years before, Kitty Genovese's todds got rea...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Tennessee has a very strong circuit this year. With Nationals almost upon us, here are my predictions for HSNCT. I have provided Fred's rankings and what I believe will be each team's record. 1. Ezell Harding (27): Ezell has been the perennial powerhouse of TN quizbowl. With an undefeated record at ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tournaments for a relatively new team
Replies: 10
Views: 4485

Re: Tournaments for a relatively new team

Personally, I would say that the 'ratio' of distance to benefit is not a particularly important one; the decision of whether to travel to a certain tournament is primarily dependent on your level of motivation. As for tournaments, there are some great ones in TN; Charlie hosts 2 per year at UTC (I b...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14
Replies: 22
Views: 13733

Re: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14

According to the stats, Griffin is 3rd individually.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Vandy happened today. The only definitive result to come of this tournament was the continued dominance of Ezell-Harding over the TN circuit. They have improved a tremendous amount, and no team provided any real challenge to their dominance (their closest match was against Farragut where they won by...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE
Replies: 47
Views: 20493

Re: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE

True, but I just wanted to confirm :grin:
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE
Replies: 47
Views: 20493

Re: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE

CSQuizJags wrote:Here they are:

Farragut A: 28.41
Oak Ridge A: 23.05
Cedar Shoals: 19.69
Farragut B: 21.07
Cookeville: 14.29
Grace Christian: 12.5
Oak Ridge B: 10
Rockwood: 4
Are these listed PBB with or without bouncebacks?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE
Replies: 47
Views: 20493

Re: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE

The Bobcat challenge was a very enjoyable tournament! I hope this becomes a yearly event!

A quick rundown of the standings before stats are posted:

1.Farragut A
2.Oak Ridge A
3.Cedar Shoals
4.Farragut B
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE
Replies: 47
Views: 20493

Re: Bobcat Challenge (2/15/14) - FIELD/PACKET UPDATE

Will the tournament be affected by the weather/school closings?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Right now the Ezell-Dunbar-Farragut matchups at Vandy seems like the matches of the tournament to look forward to and it will be interesting to see where USN ranks with more of the East and West TN teams in the field. Due to conflicts with regional Science Bowl, half of our A-team and our entire B-...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14
Replies: 19
Views: 11011

Re: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14

Farragut would like to register 2 teams
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Is there any consensus on what packet/format to use for the tryouts?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 62929

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

I hope some teams from TN will attend PACE-NSC; Farragut's looking into it. Also, has anyone considered forming a NASAT team?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4151

Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Looks good, except Farragut B played Hume-Fogg A in the shootout match, not Farragut A; After all, we couldn't play three times in the semis! Also, the stats on the database have Farragut A hearing 127 tossups when I believe we heard 140 (the wrong number is in the game with Hume-Fogg B). It was a g...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Germantown Fall Invitational (Germantown, TN) 12/7/13
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Germantown Fall Invitational (Germantown, TN) 12/7/13

Would it be too late to express interest in attending?