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by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 4132

Re: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition

UA is hosting a high school tournament some time in the fall if you're interested.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Financial Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

Re: Financial Problems

Also, car washes.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Financial Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

Re: Financial Problems

The best fundraiser for a team is to hold a house-written tournament. Not only does it raise funds for your program, writing questions is one of the best ways to help your team improve at the game.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

Brindlee Mountain A has NO returning members.... Kyle and Ryle will be returning Andy, Amanda, Justin, Casey, Nick, Mark, and John have all graduated Heh, Ryle. But yeah, Both the A and B team return 0 members, save Riley from the A team. I am very sorely regretting not setting a better example, be...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

Cooper98 wrote:Where is Dar Matt? I think its in Guntersville but I am not exactly sure where.
It's actually in Grant.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13103

Re: Next Year

Brindlee beat Carbondale the 4th round of the consolation bracket at PACE, and they are a team to watch out for. If they could get stronger in the liberal arts department, they could definitely make some noise next year.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colony Collapse Disorder Awareness
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Colony Collapse Disorder Awareness

lasercats wrote:
Deesy Does It wrote:Maggie, do you know what BEEEEEEES! is?
as in, the (awful site) meme?
I also thought this was a Site-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named meme long before it got into the quiz bowl world. I also, however, could be very wrong.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

Matthew D wrote: I also know that our first real tournament should be UTC
You guys get to see ME!

I'm not sure when Alabama plans to host the WRK tournament, but I'll make sure DAR gets and invite now.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

DAR will probably take second at county this year, but if Matt can make even a decent building year and Brindlee Mountain's team continues to be as apathetic as some of them are, DAR could make some noise in Alabama for the first time.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 NAQT IS sets: Discuss Specific Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 4462

Re: A Bad Packet?

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Even for the most recent packet that will be played at schools next year?
I think that falls more under the TD taking that risk of using that set.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 NAQT IS sets: Discuss Specific Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 4462

Re: A Bad Packet?

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Definitely shouldn't discuss specific questions here about a particular set since it's a recent one that will be played at tourneys next year. But i guess general things are alright.
Aren't NAQT questions cleared for discussion by July?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11727

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

So it seems to be that you guys are arguing the same point to each other with weirder wording. Let's boil it down to two sentences. You should read at a level, speed, and clarity where you can be understood and you don't hold up the tournamet. There is no need to go faster or slower than this. Ever...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Moderator Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

Andy, he was from Parkersburg Catholic, which was in our pool. our moderators were Brian Saxton, Jonathan Magin, WIll Butler, and a switchoff between Dan Goff and Bob Weiser. Also apparently Evan Adams, but I'm pretty sure NKC didn't have him. Ah yes, how could I forget Brian Saxton. He was also a ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Moderator Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

I did not encounter a moderator incapable of reading well the entire weekend of NSC. You were fortunate. We had three, for a total of five matches. Based on what Charlie said in the moderator speed thread, I think you were actually in the same pool as my team. I thought all the readers that read fo...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11727

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

I really can't imagine would my kids would be like there, it would frustrate them to no end and there's nothing they could do. Like Evan said, practice your moderating speed. If your kids are used to a fast speed, they'll do better overall. If they're used to slow moderators, then that's probably t...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11727

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

What is the point of reading quickly if there's no timer? I understand that you can't read like "Name... for 10 points... this Italian explorer... famous... for..." or something, but some of the readers i've encountered read as fast as that speedtalking Micro Machines commercial guy from the 80's. ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Moderator Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

I think that a national tournament should start on time, or very close to it. I think that a national tournament should have more than one official per room. I think that said officials should not show obvious favoritism toward one team, especially when they make a decision that goes in favor of th...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Don't worry, Andy. We didn't humiliate the state too badly. The three teams that beat us (California, Florida, and Kentucky) all made the finals. But thanks for the vote of confidence. :) You beat us when it counted, so you can take any criticism about your team from me with a grain of salt :razz:.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31608

Re: Byko Rankings

dtaylor4 wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:I think (I could be wrong) that Andy has the NAC confused with the PAC.
No, Andy's right on the money.
I actually knew what I was talking about this time :lol:.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2631

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Move Death

dinoian wrote:What's a move death?
Exactly the same thing I was wondering.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31608

Re: Byko Rankings

Had I known that there were already results from QU tournaments in the rankings, I would not have made my post. NAC should definitely be included then. I have no big problem with any other formats. I wouldn't argue against putting PAC results in there if it were possible. Whether a format is math-he...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31608

Re: Byko Rankings

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Are the rankings going to be updated with the NAC results as well? I guess that would actually be pointless and would skew the ratings by adding matches that weren't quiz bowl.
Fixed.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Need Some input

quizbowllee wrote:
AndyShootsAndyScores wrote:I would rule it incorrect if they answered "Orville and Wilbur Wright." From the very first clause, the question is clearly asking for one (namely, the older) brother.
Uhh... It's clearly asking for the YOUNGER brother...
My mistake. It will be fixed.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Need Some input

I would rule it incorrect if they answered "Orville and Wilbur Wright." From the very first clause, the question is clearly asking for one (namely, the younger) brother. It doesn't make a difference which order you put the brothers in, saying Wilbur anywhere in your answer would make it wrong. If th...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll Time! - Congrats to Whitman!
Replies: 21
Views: 4405

Re: Post-Nationals Poll Time!

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:So you think i should vote just based on the banter i hear here and the scores reported at nationals? That's substantial enough? If so, i'll give it my best shot.
How a team does on a nationals set against other national caliber teams is most certainly substantial evidence.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:Riley Denton will feenis everyone's todds in '10! Maybe!
Fixed.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:Its the summer. I don't have to adhear to roolz of grammer for too hole months.

Byte me.
Says he who corrects grammar in MySpace blogs.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

leftsaidfred wrote:Lee, I hope you don't teach English.
That is exactly the subject he teaches. I think he does very good.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giveaways
Replies: 34
Views: 3474

Re: Giveaways

Can you post the question mark question in its entirety?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giveaways
Replies: 34
Views: 3474

Re: Giveaways

I heard a good CS question on backslash, because almost anyone can answer "FTP, What comes after http:?". That's a forward slash. I guess I know more than I thought. EDIT: CS questions, to me, are either going to be answered very early or at the end. This facilitates the need for a more answerable ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29785

Re: Alabama 08-09

ISS, Grissom, BMHS, and Hoover will all be worse. Russellville and BMHS are the best young teams, and if both can continue to improve, they'll make state finals in both formats.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

esoteria wrote:-2 = 0 - 2i = 2 (0 - i) = 2 [cos(pi*i) + i sin(pi*i)] = 2 e ^ pi i, so ln(-2) = ln2 + pi * i + 2*pi*k with k is an element of integers.
:w-hat:

Also, who was trolling?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giveaways
Replies: 34
Views: 3474

Re: Giveaways

As a computer science noob, I don't pick up on most giveaways that others with more knowledge in that field would. In fact, I can't think of an appropriate giveaway other than the one that question provides. Giveaways like that help a question from going completely dead in a theoretical room where b...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beta Club Nationals
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Beta Club Nationals

quizbowlabc wrote:Patrick's Press
*shudder*
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12651

Re: Player name pronunciation

mcn46 wrote:
pblessman wrote:Do people have an absolute right to have their name pronounced in any way they want to?
Sure, unless it entails a clear and present danger – /Skank/ v. US.
Kudos.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

wowitsquinthaha wrote:dude, Guam sucks.
Since they're the only team Alabama beat, I feel SO proud.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12651

Re: Player name pronunciation

pblessman wrote:Do people have an absolute right to have their name pronounced in any way they want to?
Krzyzewski.

Need I say more?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12651

Re: Player name pronunciation

I've never heard it pronounced wrong by anybody outside of Alabama, but, FWIW, my last name is pronounced "knolls." Like the grassy kind, or like Beyonce/Solange.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5916

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

Lee's school is the same way. I swear that one of the scores sounded like a basketball game it was something like 67-14. I am not sure that they had any sports that would do as well as the quizbowl team 63-6, actually. And the last touchdown wasn't even really scored and was only counted for sympat...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

everyday847 wrote:Because English probably isn't 6 spelling and 6 grammar, so it has to include some literature--and how much RMP do you think there really is?
There's not much left within the scope of Humanities besides RMP that isn't already in another category, save law.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

I've noticed that there's generally an inverse relationship between whether a tournament thinks "social studies" is a quizbowl category and how good the tournament is. I nominate "Humanities" as the least specific category. Considering Art, Music, Language, Foreign Language, and Social Studies (whi...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39739

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Interesting that you think math makes the difference. This same format is used for our state championship, and I have seen Suwannee win several championships without EVER answering a math question. :roll: Hardee has won four times and I can asssure you we are not a math team. Panasonic is a very ma...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Middle School (Nationals)
Replies: 23
Views: 2883

Re: The Middle School (Nationals)

ILoveReeses wrote:Have we tried this on 7-8th graders yet... outside of Lee's kids?
Correct me if I'm wrong, Matt, but I believe Scottsboro hosted a Middle School NAQT State tournament. It was on A series and I think the winning team averaged around 200 PPG in a 9 team round robin.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5916

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

If being a moderator at a tournament required some sort of certification process to the effect of basketball referee, then it wouldn't be completely out of the question to pay them; however, considering quality moderators are usually not that hard to find, paying them is somewhat excessive. I can ho...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13103

Re: Next Year

ragnarok2012 wrote:James Island looks to be the best team with pretty much everyone returning. Granted they didn't go to NAQT, but i think that was the coaches decision.
I was fairly certain that James Island was graduating 2 seniors, namely, the two who did all the scoring.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

In general, it's hard to talk about the editing of the Requiem without pointing to it--there are relatively few other works in the QB canon that were completed by other composers. (And even fewer completed by more than one composer.) There are quite a few unfinished symphonies that others have atte...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13103

Re: Next Year

When you have a group of all juniors that can place 4th in NAQT, you've got something great.

I'm calling Dorman to win NAQT next year.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

With the Tallis, I buzzed in and said "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" and was negged because I said "by" instead of "of." Am I the only person who thinks that in a situation like this I should have been awarded the tossup? I mean, that's a really silly thing to hand out a neg over considerin...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

The Requiem one, as I wrote it, seems to be quite clearly asking for a particular Requiem--the bass soloist/trombone stuff is rather particular to Mozart's. The odes one may be a hair easy and transparent (I think I underestimated the abilities of the field a bit, having not seen any of you play be...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

With the Tallis, I buzzed in and said "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" and was negged because I said "by" instead of "of." Am I the only person who thinks that in a situation like this I should have been awarded the tossup? I mean, that's a really silly thing to hand out a neg over considerin...