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by ansonberns
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend 2018 – July 28 & 29
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend 2018 – July 28 & 29

I have filled out the form but not received access to the spreadsheet. Is this an error or is the sheet still forthcoming?
by ansonberns
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teams on the rise for next year?
Replies: 4
Views: 2878

Re: Teams on the rise for next year?

Though I don't know much about their skill, it seems like Wootton is finally making the transition to being a good quizbowl school.
by ansonberns
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring
Replies: 4
Views: 5339

Re: 2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring

Planned mirrors:
Olentangy Berlin HS, OH (1/12)
Scripps Ranch HS, CA (1/19)
Loyola Academy, IL (1/19)
Richard Montgomery HS, MD (1/26)
Granite City HS, IL (2/2)
High Tech HS, NJ (2/9)
Cave Spring HS, VA (2/16)
Miami Valley, OH (3/9)
MIT, MA (3/16)
Okemos HS, MI (mid-April)
by ansonberns
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring
Replies: 4
Views: 5339

2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring

I’m pleased to announce the Richard Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (RMBAT), a high school housewrite for the 2018-19 season. The intended difficulty is an adjustment of +1, or in other words, slightly harder than an NAQT IS set. The questions will be approximately 6 lines in length in 10 point...
by ansonberns
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 9901

Re: HS Player Poll Results

So something to consider for next time is excluding the highest and lowest ranking of each player. I'd be interested in seeing how that would effect the rankings, as there is no reason Hari/Justin/Alex should not have been in everyone's top 10 let alone not be in the rankings at all. EDIT: I can re...
by ansonberns
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 9901

Re: HS Player Poll Results

High Dependency Unit wrote:Is there a list of people who voted?
Because I promised that this poll would be anonymous, I am not going to release this list.
by ansonberns
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16093

Re: High School Player Poll

The results are here.
by ansonberns
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 9901

HS Player Poll Results

So, I am really happy with the way this poll turned out, and I hope that this can be a tradition that continues in the future. In the interest of full disclosure, I received 32 non-spam, eligible ballots. I did not use the results from 2 of them because of either obvious bias or an obvious lack of r...
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 8325

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

I’m not saying it was a terrible question or anything like that, but when you say it’s a plural set of texts in the Bible, the answer space is pretty small (the mention of Hebrew words earlier in the question also kind of eliminated the other options you said.) You’re right that question writers can...
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 8325

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

I think the transparent part of that tossup isn’t just the “being set to music” stuff but the pronoun “these biblical texts” itself. Very few things other than the psalms fit that pronoun at all (maybe the gospels I guess?) so the question can easily be frauded in power.
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16093

Re: High School Player Poll

Reminder that the poll closes on Wednesday. The results so far are looking very good.
by ansonberns
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16093

Re: High School Player Poll

For the purposes of a high school poll, I don't know how important it is to consider whether someone can scale to ACF Nationals difficulty, as opposed to beat people at the high school nationals level, much as college polls consider primarily how well you can beat someone at the college nationals l...
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16093

Re: High School Player Poll

Since the college version of this thread often has people "campaign" or say why they deserve to be ranked, I think it's appropriate to say that both me and my teammate Ben Miller have led our team to a T12 finish at HSNCT and a 10th place finish at NSC and are worth putting in your rankings. Ben is ...
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16093

High School Player Poll

I think high school quizbowl needs a similar player poll to college quizbowl. As useful as Fred Morlan's All World rankings are, they do not represent the opinion of the community or incorporate nats results. Thus, I have created this poll . It is intended for high school quizbowlers only, and the i...
by ansonberns
Thu May 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 17821

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Can some distinction be made between college tournaments that are open to high school teams and ones that are not?
by ansonberns
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

Re: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

Except there's limited time and attention in resources for seemingly similar activities at a school level. Why would any team want to come to a pyramidal quizbowl tournament that they'll likely do worse at and have to spend more time studying for compared to a speed-check format? Memorizing old che...
by ansonberns
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

Re: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

I'm not even sure it's the questions so much as it is where the incentives are right now. Teachers, parents, and students will start out almost all believing that It's Ac is the one goal they should practice for and prepare for in things like MABL even if they do attend a couple of pyramidal tourna...
by ansonberns
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

Re: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

Firstly, I think that It's Academic questions in recent years have become more and more quizbowl-ish in that their canon seems to intersect more and more with the pyramidal canon, especially in playoff rounds and later (this seems to be borne out by the fact that we won last year instead of a team l...
by ansonberns
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

It's Academic has been a significant point of contention in the past on these forums (see: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=15767 and http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11520) and I think the general consensus is that the show was the impetus for the growth of ...
by ansonberns
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

I thought that getting stats straight with NAQT was a required part of my job as the host of a NAQT event. While I agree with you that the host should correct any errors in their stats and that it's common practice to send those stats to NAQT, FWIW the fact that the link Jonah posted offers a $50 d...
by ansonberns
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 3015

Re: Nationals Discussion

Re: Blair B, Sophia is joined by David Witten, Haydn Gwyn, and Matt Shu who together have solid coverage on most of the canon. I expect them to do at least as well as they did last year (T-65) and hopefully better. I would say they're the best B team in the region besides TJ B.
by ansonberns
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 13142

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the neural nets question?
by ansonberns
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 3015

Re: Nationals Discussion

I think you underrate your own team. I mean no disrespect at all to RM, who is also an excellent team, but TJ at full strength is one of the scariest teams I have ever played. As long as Grant and Rohan haven't suffered serious bouts of amnesia, I think TJ is not only the best team in the region, bu...
by ansonberns
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 15038

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

MBAT will stay at 1/1 Philo/SS, which is pretty standard in high school quizbowl. While discussion of the distribution is important, this thread should be for inquiries and mirror requests for MBAT.

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by ansonberns
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 15038

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Ditto "you shouldn't do 1/1 Social Science and Philosophy at regular season HS difficulty." I think this is more of a personal preference on the ideal distribution than the rule you make it out to be - anthropology, sociology, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy combine to certainly enough for ...
by ansonberns
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 15038

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

That final 1/1 of "Misc." art includes, but is not limited to, other art (architecture, jazz, etc.). It will also include more physical art and classical music.
I will be head editing the set.
by ansonberns
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 4/2/2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 4/2/2016

Montgomery Blair is sending one team

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