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by Father Comstock
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13633

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Please figure out how to kick the only real national tournament out of New Orleans. ftfy I will most likely distribute some pyramidal questions at NAC as well as some study materials I got to say this strategic gem has been overlooked. If you pass out pyramids at NAC you upset :chip:. Upsetting :ch...
by Father Comstock
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13633

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Please figure out how to kick the only real national tournament out of New Orleans. ftfy I will most likely distribute some pyramidal questions at NAC as well as some study materials. I hate that we're going but oh well :roll: Next year my goal is to get Indiana completely off of NAC, though a lot ...
by Father Comstock
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13633

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Please figure out how to kick the NAC out of New Orleans.
by Father Comstock
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 18859

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

I"m going to Purdue. My parents work there and I want to be an engineer so it's a pretty sweet gig. It's unfortunate that they don't have a more developed quiz bowl program... hopefully I can help with that.
by Father Comstock
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)

Hey Pingry, I'm Ben from Harrison. We faced each other at NAC nationals last year. Nobody really plays "Jeopardy" style tournaments outside of NAC (see why: https://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/view/Criticisms_of_the_NAC ). Look for something more pyramidal. These tournaments are run on packets such as NAQT,...
by Father Comstock
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

Thanks for all the responses!! My mom is a families pastor at our church of about 800 so I will start there. I went pro in photography last year but have not been taking as many clients because of how busy I have been lately, but maybe I will advertise some sort of deal with that as well.
by Father Comstock
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Fundraising for PACE NSC

Hey guys, My team is trying to attend its first ever pyramidal nationals tournament this summer but we (begrudgingly) are still going to the NAC (2 time champs woo :lol: )so we don't have a lot of extra funds in the bank right now and some of our more active players have already spent an additional ...
by Father Comstock
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4636

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

Harrison A (West Lafayette, IN) will bring a team. Let me know if you didn't get my google form!!
by Father Comstock
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 52572

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:There has been interest for an Indiana team. Tryouts are unfortunately not until April though.
Would you mind letting me know who is organizing the tryouts, so that I can send them an email?
Ben Dillon of St. Joseph's HS.
by Father Comstock
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

didn't want to justify the 2017 NAC with a thread but my team will (unfortunately) be attending instead of HSNCT. However, we will be attending PACE NSC, god bless. For what it is worth, they currently don't have an editor ( :lol: ) as Jason Russell has left to work for NHBB (don't blame him). NAC q...
by Father Comstock
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 52572

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

There has been interest for an Indiana team. Tryouts are unfortunately not until April though.
by Father Comstock
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 53719

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Very much unrelated to the current conversation, but are any Illinois teams interested in a BASQT mirror on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN? We're considering running a tournament and would like to know if there's interest from neighboring states before solidifying plans. PM me if so. We would very m...
by Father Comstock
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5570

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Fear not, for I am with you.
by Father Comstock
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I'd think more about what sort of logical cluster :capybara: could result in a situation in which a question packet could be accidentally displayed along with a Powerpoint presentation (like, were the questions also for some reason in the Powerpoint file?!), but I'd be worried that would lead to a ...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I played 11 nationals rounds, and not one took more than 30 minutes. The question on identifying Klimt as the artist of The Kiss was a dead giveaway ahead of time if you had looked at the projector. I've sat in those rooms for quite longer than that; in the one playoff round I was ever in, we were ...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

How long does the 4th quarter take? It doesn't take an absurdly long time; the game as a whole takes ~40-45 minutes, theoretically, which is far longer than most Quizbowl matches but still not horrible. I played 11 nationals rounds, and not one took more than 30 minutes. Also regarding the wiki Mr....
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

The projector flashed up questions and answers to some tossups in that round in which I saw the answers to 3 questions. Wait, what? Were they actually projecting questions and answers on to a screen for the audience to see while the game was going on or something? Can you explain this a bit more fo...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I tried to defend Chip's NAC tournament for the spirit of open-mindedness, but it's difficult to do so after yesterday. In the "Circle of Death" we lost both matches. In the first one, a 20 point loss to the New York team of Briarcliff A, we beat them handsomely in last round, but it wasn't enough t...
by Father Comstock
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

Do 2 losses eliminate a team from playing on Monday? The teams in question were Poquoson and Luther Wright. I'm certain it doesn't; I'm extremely surprised that they forfeited. Perhaps they were unaware of the playoff rules? 4-2 made the playoffs. Looks like our toughest competition will be against...
by Father Comstock
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

Currently on the bus headed to Chicago... The competition may be light but the pizza won't be :lol: In all seriousness, the Chicago scores are quite low comparatively. Our league rival, Zionsville, had quite a nice showing yesterday but seems to have faltered today, weird. I would love to play them ...
by Father Comstock
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

At the JV level, West Chester East (PA) defeated Central Bucks East (PA), by a score of 265-85. Personally, if team size has anything to do with success, then West Chester East certainly is a juggernaut, judging by the photo on the QU site! West Chester East is one of the other schools in our distr...
by Father Comstock
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

Jason, we do host our own tournament, Indiana Kick off. But thanks for the well wishes!!! Gus and I want to host a middle school tournament as well. Also yes those testimonials are golden!!! I would also like to host an Invitational set tournament as our kick off tournament is A's. It's been discuss...
by Father Comstock
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

It's good to see Harrison players participating on the boards! However, I'm going to have to disagree with one of Ben's points: I understand the disdain for NAC, but the lack of pyramidal tournaments in Indiana is a leading cause of us playing NAC, it's a real bummer. Also as stated, our coach (who...
by Father Comstock
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I understand the disdain for NAC, but the lack of pyramidal tournaments in Indiana is a leading cause of us playing NAC, it's a real bummer. Also as stated, our coach (who is fantastic at her job) has an appreciation for NAC as well as an appreciation for NAQT so we play both. My philosophy is to p...
by Father Comstock
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

scholarhillery wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:...but luckily we're an hour ahead...
not true...
Oops that is embarrassing.
by Father Comstock
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I understand the disdain for NAC, but the lack of pyramidal tournaments in Indiana is a leading cause of us playing NAC, it's a real bummer. Assuming you are the same Harrison I read for at JCPS Pre-Nats this year, the University of Louisville--and now, JCPS as well, it seems--host fall and spring ...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 30574

Re: 2016 nAC

I understand the disdain for NAC, but the lack of pyramidal tournaments in Indiana is a leading cause of us playing NAC, it's a real bummer. Also as stated, our coach (who is fantastic at her job) has an appreciation for NAC as well as an appreciation for NAQT so we play both. My philosophy is to pl...
by Father Comstock
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 8385

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

St. Joe's obviously deteriorated as the day went on. This may have been due to fatigue, though one would suspect that as St. Joe's proceeded through the day, they would have become more awake and aware, causing them to become better. They certainly entertained the notion that they were getting bett...
by Father Comstock
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 8385

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

After an undefeated NAC season for Harrison's Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman teams, Harrison continued on to defeat St. Joe's JV A team by 40 points, claiming the title of NAQT state champions vs. an opponent obviously more well-versed in the questions. St. Joe's suffered this loss after defe...