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by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Pablo Casals comes up all the time as "that Spanish cello player." At least, that's about all I really remember him for. Also, The Three-Cornered Hat came up at the end of the Manuel de Falla tossup. All the music answers, save Gorecki, seemed very appropriate for a high school nationals packet. I c...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Another issue: some of the common links tossups were a little transparent. The worst offender was the one on suicide. Although pretty much from the start, I was thinking "this is suicide. No, there's no way it would be that obvious..." until I heard "Smerdyakov," which confirmed that indeed, it was...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 12003

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

I had never heard of Gorecki, but Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis is definitely high school level. Everything That Rises Must Converge seemed easy to me, but that's only because I know the plots of the other two O'Connor works that are asked about, A Good Man is Hard to Find and The Life You Sa...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 30, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18297

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Brindlee Mountain is at the Holiday Inn Express. We also have COD 4 and GTA 4. Guests welcome.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu May 29, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8827

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

styxman wrote:Playoff Teams: Dorman B

Consolation champ -- Dorman B
I don't foresee this happening.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu May 29, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8827

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

Playoff Teams: MLK, TJ A, Dorman A, Walter Johnson, Charter A, Dorman B, Brookwood, DCC, Rockford Auburn, Walt Whitman A, Brindlee Mountain A, NKC Undefeated: TJ A, Dorman A, Charter A, Walt Whitman A, NKC 4th: MLK 3rd: Charter A 2nd: Dorman A 1st: TJ A Consolation Champion: Maggie Walker A Consola...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu May 29, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12845

Re: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!

It wouldn't be the first time this happened, but was it Dorman's A or B team that finished 4th? The results page says A, but I was under the impression it was their A team.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue May 27, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13272

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Writ of certiorari: high schoolers don't know it. They always guess habeas because it's the only writ they know. I'm as guilty of that one as the writer in this set. Not exactly true. Not only did I know it when it came up in the bonus for other team, the other team seemed to have heard of it, they...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon May 26, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Video Games and NAQT
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Video Games and NAQT

Powered a tossup on LoZ: Wind Waker off of "You wake up to your sister telling you it's your birthday..."
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat May 24, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12845

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

Brindlee A ended up 7-3 and B ended 6-4.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 23, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12845

Re: HSNCT Live Coverage

I'll be wearing jeans and a blue math humor shirt that involves pi and i. You'll know it when you see it.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 23, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Neg Theory
Replies: 25
Views: 23381

Re: Neg Theory

Question #1: If you accept the theory that should be powers, does that necessitate that there should be negs? I think so. If you're going to add the reward of earning a power, there should be a negative consequence that accompanies it to make trying to earn that the reward all the more riskier. Que...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue May 20, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 12337

Re: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?

Deesy Does It wrote:You were also two years older, no?
A valid point; however, having played both teams in two formats, I feel I can still compare them.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue May 20, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 12337

Re: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?

Mr Foster wrote:I think the 2006-2007 Maggie Walker team was the best QB team ever what about you guys?
Just read this. We almost beat that Maggie Walker team, but we never came close to touching TJ '05.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun May 18, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 12337

Re: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?

As someone who was on the receiving-end of a record-breaking performance, I can say that it's TJ '05, without a dobt.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun May 18, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5892

Re: Majors

MLWGS-Gir wrote:Is it possible to do a double minor?
Yes, because this is most likely what I will be doing.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat May 17, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gift ideas for scholastic bowl players
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

Re: Gift ideas for scholastic bowl players

As for graduating seniors, if your program has enough money in its budget, some money for their college expenses would be a good idea. My coach did that when I graduated, giving each of the seniors $100 to be used towards textbooks. I'd love some of that from my coach... Lee :lol:. To continue soun...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu May 15, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5892

Re: Majors

Psychology
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu May 15, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of how to build a team
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

Re: The sad truth.

How can you afford to go to so many? We can't. We're having to scramble to get enough to money to go to nationals right now. And how, if every single "expert" on here says they they must, can your team have 156 wins if they don't write questions because you told me that they hate doing so? Your gue...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon May 05, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish Tournament Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 7065

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

ILoveReeses wrote:I was also going to ask about any incredibly funny negs.
One that came from our room:

Given: David Balfour
Correct: Frodo Baggins

I was quite proud of myself, to say the least.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun May 04, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish Tournament Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 7065

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

aarcoh wrote:I don't even know how you write pyramidal questions for elementary schools.
A series is elementary material. That's what Alabama uses for the middle school NAQT state tournament.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun May 04, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24761

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

Casey Lowery is interested in playing as well.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun May 04, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Team Rosters
Replies: 43
Views: 6874

Re: 2008 Panasonic Teams

Hoover High School's team will represent Alabama.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 02, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

I guess I assumed that the winner would be the one with the best "record" and not the highest point total. I suppose I could be wrong, though.

EDIT: I actually read your post and saw that it said Goldfish Score Champion. My bad.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 02, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32994

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Practicing '06 HSNCT:

Given: Mona Lisa
Correct: Death Star
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 02, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field
Replies: 37
Views: 5055

Re: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field

Matthew D wrote:Huntsville is also in AR not AL...
Matt, that's Huntsville High School. Y'know, the one in Huntsville, AL?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 02, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

1. The difficulty level was really uneven. I don't feel like reading back, so were these questions supposed to be HSNCT level? I was kidding. It did have an odd feel to it, but this is not a serious complaint. See "NAQT hates goldfish." Yeah, looking back, I probably shouldn't have quoted something...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri May 02, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

rchschem wrote:1. The difficulty level was really uneven.
I don't feel like reading back, so were these questions supposed to be HSNCT level?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

pretzeldude92 wrote:Well, I just sent Rapp's results in, and I must say, this was very fun. We played against a lamp that has moving (mechanically, of course) aqualife inside. And we beat the lamp. Yay!
Our opponent was Batman.

That's right, Batman lost something. Imagine that, Lee.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Sorry about ane lack of clarity... Please read all 30 TUs, including the tiebreakers (TU 25-30). The tiebreakers are in case a tie needs to be broken with a real team, not with the Goldfish. Remember: We'll report two results: "Goldfish" score (vs. empty buzzers) and we'll also extrapolate how you ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

dinoian wrote:It's probably their maximum score... assuming the opponent never buzzed.
You'd figure that the maximum score of a bunch of goldfish would be zero...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15508

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
pblessman wrote:Goldfish 625 410
Why is it i'm having a hard time understanding this? I am missing something totally elemental, i'm sure, but please help me out in realizing HOW the "goldfish" scored points.
You're not the only one who's a bit bewildered.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: Spring KMO's

Kyle wrote:Wait...Lakeside?

Really?
They're usually a nationally competitive team; then again, I haven't heard anything about them this year.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: Spring KMO's

Never Hit Tina wrote:Er... what exactly is a KMO?
Tournament run by Academic Hallmarks called the Knowledge Master Open. It's a computer tournament that asks academic questions. Most of the time.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: Spring KMO's

1441 at Brindlee Mountain.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5888

Re: The Beatles

I actually liked Across the Universe, for what it's worth. Could've been more trippy, but no complaints otherwise. The movie itself was well-produced, and the two girls I was watching it with were both Beatles fans, so they loved it. I...enjoyed the music, enjoyed seeing Bono, and am unsure as to w...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5888

Re: The Beatles

GoffmanProphecies wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote: Every band on the radio, but who cares about the radio?
Nickelback.
*shudder*

I actually liked Across the Universe, for what it's worth. Could've been more trippy, but no complaints otherwise.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51857

Re: Alabama '07-'08

I am worried about ISS. They Beat us in the consolation match by a pretty good bit. Plus I heard through the grape vine that they were all coming back. That's just what I heard. Vance is coming back for ISS, and he was the only one from there to be on All-Star and the only one you should be worried...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arkansas quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4137

Re: Arkansas quiz bowl

leftsaidfred wrote:
Deesy Does It wrote:Did you notice that that rule is a lie Bill Stallard made up in his head?
Huh?
I think he was referring to Jason's complaint about in-staters not being able to bid for question writing.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13607

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Well maybe this discussion can be improved now that Kansas State has canceled their mirror. You can now talk about the specific questions.
Australian authors was the example mentioned that was also a tossup.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15693

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

I remember in 6th grade reading a book, I forget the name, it was about a group of middle schoolers somewhere in the Hudson River Valley who form a Quizbowl team and play and win against a team older and who most thought were smarter. I remember the book had a bunch of references to Lewis Carroll a...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl or Academic Bowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 3097

Re: Quiz Bowl or Academic Bowl?

I prefer quiz bowl, but Scholar's/Scholars' Bowl is much more common down here than the other two.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13607

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

The point of having nearly 100% conversion of at least one part is to reward teams for getting tossups, dude. There is absolutely no problem with the difference in easiness between Washington and Pound as easy answers once you've established that both are appropriate subjects for a high school leve...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to coach Good QB
Replies: 16
Views: 7341

Re: How to coach Good QB

(I'm also attempting, to help myself, write a tournament packet for our tournament next year. When it's completed, if anyone in this thread gives interest (Who will not attend our tournament/any possible mirrors of it if they may occur) that they would like to edit/point out mistakes, it would be g...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13607

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

What? Both were examples that I came up with. Edited to remove the (possible) mention of an answer. . . was there really even any answer revealed in this post? We don't know whether or not that was an actual bonus answer. If it was then I stand corrected. But it seemed to me that he was making an e...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13607

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

He made up something, and said he exaggerated how easy they were. And if you had to look up the answer to the question he "gave away" then you are a pathetic quizbowl player. Whether he made it up or not, he discussed a question that has not been cleared. He gave an answer away to a question that s...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13607

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Ukonvasara wrote:
aestheteboy wrote:Edited to remove the (possible) mention of an answer. . . was there really even any answer revealed in this post?
Yeah from what I've heard there was no actual tournament answer mentioned in this post. Daichi ain't stupid, yo.
There was a tournament answer in his examples, actually.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51857

Re: Alabama '07-'08

quizbowllee wrote:Losing to Hoover sucked...
QFT
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51857

Re: Alabama '07-'08

quizbowllee wrote:One pool has Hoover, Indian Springs, and St. Paul's - that should be interesting.

The other pool has Grissom and Russellville - that one should be predictable.
Funny that you don't mention Randolph being in the pool with Grissom and Russellville, but you mentions St. Paul's in the other.