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by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCOAST 2009 - May 16 - rules and details and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: NCOAST 2009 - rules and details and stuff

EDIT: Never mind, saw the other topic.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event
Replies: 32
Views: 10577

Re: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event

As this is probably the best-for-my-interests side event I'm going to see until Guy writes the Louis Hjelmslev Memorial in 2011 or so, I'll definitely try to play this should MO or a suitable mirror be close to wherever I end up next year.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identifying Pronouns
Replies: 28
Views: 3011

Re: Identifying Pronouns

I haven't played that many tournaments recently, but is using progressively narrower pronouns to aid in pyramidality something that's commonly done? I'm talking about something like the Achewood tossup I submitted for GARBAGE, where starting off with "this webcomic" would severely limit the answer s...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 13845

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

CMU is 3-0 at lunch after beating Henry Gorman, Cameron Orth, and Hunter B. That's about all I have for you right now.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 10653

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

Problem solved. ...and with that, I find myself quizbowl-unemployed again. I got the impression from Josh Sokol that Swarthmore might be in need of some extra ACF Regs moderators (which would make sense, given their field size). If you're still looking to read somewhere, I'd suggest getting in touc...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving my Team
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Improving my Team

Shcool wrote:We also could give you some advice on which tournaments to attend if you told us where you are located. Unfortunately, your school name is not helpful in this regard because it is common.
This topic would seem to indicate that this Village Academy is the one in question.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taft now supports playoff brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Taft now supports playoff brackets

Perhaps the most fun thing about Prison Bowl was never having to leave my room - packets in PDF, scoresheets in Excel, stats-entering via Taft, protest-resolution through IRC...same amount of time, none of the running around. I would be pretty happy if more TDs set up this way... I ran the MLA Open...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 15708

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40555

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

wexs883198215 wrote:Did Charter A really get shut out by Stuyvesant 175-0?!?!
Seeing as how they got 13 tossups that round, I'm assuming it's just another typo.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Mirror at Swarthmore 3/1
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: GARBAGE Mirror at Swarthmore 3/1

As this is probably about as close as a quizbowl tournament will ever get to where I'm currently living, I'm interested in getting a team together for this, ideally submitting a packet by the next deadline. I've already written a few questions; if you're looking for free agents or if you're one your...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash 2009 (1/25/09)
Replies: 23
Views: 4053

Re: Penn Bowl Trash 2009 (1/25/09)

Yeah, thanks definitely go to Penn for putting this set together and hosting it; [various notes edited due to possible mirror]. The matches were generally also very competitive--I think our team had three games all day that didn't go down to the last question--which is always a plus. Is this set get...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA
Replies: 46
Views: 16448

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA

I fixed what was said above (Bryce, yours only appears in the "combined"). Here's everything: Prelims Combined Thanks to all who came and helped staff, especially Matt Weiner, Katy Peters, and Brice Russ, and to Jonathan for agreeing to play solo to fill out the field. I hope a good time was had by...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA
Replies: 46
Views: 16448

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA

Stats through the 13-round prelims are here. I didn't get a chance to enter the final games, but I will do so some time today after Penn Bowl Trash. Prelims It's not a huge deal at all, but if you want to be completely accurate I played the last two games marked under 'Adam' for the School for Wives.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 13845

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

I can probably help moderate this, if necessary.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14106

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

DumbJaques wrote:Swarthmore: Host this.
At the risk of doing nothing but attending trash tournaments, I'll be interested in forming/joining a team/writing a partial packet should this happen.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Comic Book Side Event?
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Interest in Comic Book Side Event?

I'd probably play this on the off chance that I'm helping moderate at a tournament that's hosting it, though I suspect I'd be getting a lot more b) than a).
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA
Replies: 46
Views: 16448

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA

I mentioned this in the trash topic already, but I should also be free to read for this.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT Survey and Policies
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: NAQT ICT Survey and Policies

So while really bored during presentations, I checked the survey results and based on the published changes to the distribution, NAQT is missing 3% of their questions. Im not accusing anyone of anything; I just found this and was curious. I think Dwight covered this here , though I'm not sure if hi...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11450

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Out of curiosity, were Myers Park or Gaston Day School in attendance?
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 50542

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

Siverus Snape wrote:Much better, freer, and less bloated than WinRAR: http://www.7-zip.org/
They're making you pay for WinRAR now? I didn't even check. Yeah, go with 7-Zip.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash?
Replies: 18
Views: 3612

Re: Penn Bowl Trash?

As it's looking increasingly likely that I'm going to be living near Philly next spring, I'd be interested in both playing this (as a free agent) and moderating for Penn Bowl, if y'all need people.

UPDATE: I should definitely be able to do both of these, barring some crazy circumstance.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Buzzerfest/Trash Tourney?
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: Interest in Buzzerfest/Trash Tourney?

I might be interested in participating in this in some capacity, particularly the trash, if I end up in Philly next spring as planned.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taft updates and a query
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Taft updates and a query

different base prices depending on team size This is no longer the pricing regime, and I don't think it was when you used Taft either. The price per tournament is $25 regardless of tournament size. Sorry for the ambiguity. I was referring to TAFT's ability to display the total costs owed by each in...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taft updates and a query
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Taft updates and a query

I seem to recall having some problems adequately describing the cost layout (different base prices depending on team size) when I used TAFT this spring. I could be completely mistaken, though, and in any case I found it really, really useful for MLAO.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 4252

Re: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC

Hey, Sam! I understand that Robinson had a marching band competition or similar event that kept most of their team from being able to attend. I'm sure they'll be out in force elsewhere, though. Anyway, I just received the stats this morning: they can be found at http://www.unc.edu/~rbruss/thc08 . Th...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 4252

Re: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC

Raleigh Charter A defeated Cave Spring in the finals; RCA's Peter Schultz was also top scorer. NCSSM A and Early College A were in the consolation match, though I forget right-off who won. Sara will be around with a more comprehensive update sometime in the near future and I'll upload stats as soon ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8373

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Not that my performance at Gunpei was very inspiring, but I might try to make it to an East Coast mirror of this.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11450

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

I'm about 95% certain this is indeed the case, though they may not have announced it yet because they're planning on changing the date. With the football schedule and the already-announced tournaments, though, I'm afraid that might be rather hard to do...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/08@VCU
Replies: 48
Views: 15911

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/08@VCU

I'd like to get in on this if possible, though the only thing I'll be doing during the arts and history half is learning.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 22874

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open & VCU Novice (August 16 + 17, 2008)

I've got a family commitment on Saturday and won't be able to play in the Open. but I'm planning on playing on Sunday. I've got a potential teammate, but I'm waiting on him to confirm that he's coming before I say anything official. That would be me; I'm about 90% sure that I can play on Sunday (an...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11458

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

For the record, my Dinosaur Comics question, first clue selected by Matt Weiner: According to the main character, farmers call horses "nature's dominoes." Minor, mostly unseen, characters include Mr. Tusks, the vice-mayor of Tiny Towne, Batman's floating head, and some very creepy raccoons and ceph...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11458

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

"Dinosaur Comics" :shock: EDIT: How do you write a tossup on that? I couldn't help myself and just came up with one for DC off the top of my head. Were this an actual question, the leadin should probably be replaced with a plot point from the comic itself, but this should still show that it's easie...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Fri May 30, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8061

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

Let's do this. Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!: MLK Magnet TJ A (undefeated) Dorman A (undefeated) Hunter Dorman B (undefeated) Charter A DCC RM A (undefeated) Whitman (undefeated) Rockford Auburn NKC State College (undefeated) 4th: State College 3rd: Whitman 2nd: Dorman A 1st: TJ A Consolation: Walter Johnson...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon May 26, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 11913

Re: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!

What happened in the Small School playoffs?
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue May 13, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement, retirement, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4714

Re: Player movement, retirement, etc.

I'll be taking a year off after my graduation from UNC, and with the possible exception of the VCU Open, I probably won't have much involvement in quizbowl outside of the state of North Carolina. I'm planning to go to grad school for linguistics in the fall of '09; there's a good chance I'll be at l...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun May 04, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?
Replies: 40
Views: 10150

Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

I'm too awful for CO and too ineligible for the novice tournament, but I might be able to moderate.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31227

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

From MUT, for Sara:

Given: glass armonica
Answer: saxophone
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11452

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

5. That USC-UNC packet was absolutely horrible. There were 3 science tossups, for starters, one of which was on Calcite (SCIENCE). There was a tossup on Gulliver's Travels that was absolutely transparent, a vaguely worded tossup on Jung (come on, you could at least give me Psychological Types befor...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 3063

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

At SCT my freshman year, we were down by about 30 points with 15 seconds or so left on the clock. Some guy on the other team buzzes in halfway through the question, stalls to kill time... but stops with 2 seconds left. Meanwhile, in the time it took him to reel off "The Federated Republic of Microne...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: Announcement: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08

Also, I have to give the thumbs-up to Taft as a stat-entering device. It's pretty hard to beat free, but if you're looking for an easy way to provide live updates and upload stats from multiple sites, this is definitely what you want. There were a couple minor bugs I found when setting up and editin...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: Announcement: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08

Maryland A, consisting of Chris Ray and Brittany Clark, defeated VCU's Evan Adams and Andrew Alexander 460-30 in a one-game championship to win the Marvin Lee Aday Open. Chris was also the top scorer and took home the neg prize, an LP of Meat Loaf's Dead Ringer . In a scrimmage game held after the c...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: Announcement: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08

Live updates will be available at http://www.taftqb.com/t/mlao for those who are curious. Also, we dropped back down to 10 teams.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: Announcement: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08

Semi-final field update: William and Mary South Carolina A South Carolina B Duke A Duke B VCU Wake Forest A Wake Forest B NC State Eric Kwartler Maryland A Maryland B Maryland C UNC Gregory House If you have an extra team that wants to join between now and around Thursday, let me know and I'll put t...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: High IQ Bowl (2/16/2008) (Greensboro, NC)
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: RESULTS: High IQ Bowl (2/16/2008) (Greensboro, NC)

Walter Williams and, I think, Page used to be fairly active back in the early '00s; I don't know why they've dropped off recently.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Marvin Lee Aday Open, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3/1/08
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Yeah; although questions were highly appreciated, submitting a half-packet was completely optional and the final absolute deadline was about three days ago, in any case. My apologies for the confusion. Glad to hear Maryland'll be coming. If y'all's contact for this tournament is going to be someone ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL
Replies: 38
Views: 6225

I won't be playing for UNC at ICT (should we attend), but if this has a serious impact on your poll you may want to strongly re-examine your ranking criteria...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12833

KilroyWasHere

Brice Russ, UNC
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT East at Virginia Tech
Replies: 31
Views: 6254

And thanks to VT for pulling off what I understand to be their first college tournament in a while under some pretty adverse circumstances. The day started off sort of slow and the moderator quality varied, but y'all did a great job overcoming various issues and I had about as much fun as I probably...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31227

From Penn Bowl-- Two that seem pretty bad, but make a reasonable amount of sense in context: Given: Portrait of Madame X Correct: "the nude photo of Vanessa Hudgens" Given: Time Cube Correct: The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even ...and one horrible neg that *only* makes sense if you were a...