2011 NAQT MSNCT

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Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

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Congratulations to the teams at this event!
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Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

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Congradulations to Kealing, Barrington, Longfellow, and all the other teams!
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Is this the first national tournament ever, at any level, to have a median bonus conversion above 15 (I compute 17.25)? That's really impressive on the part of both NAQT and all the participating teams.

[countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...]
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Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

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cvdwightw wrote:Is this the first national tournament ever, at any level, to have a median bonus conversion above 15 (I compute 17.25)? That's really impressive on the part of both NAQT and all the participating teams.

[countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...]
Does anyone know where I might find individual stats that include playoffs?
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cvdwightw wrote: [countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...]
Doesn't have to be a CHRZ post; HSNCT questions absolutely should be easier and we plan to make this year's bonuses easier than last year's.
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bt_green_warbler wrote:
cvdwightw wrote: [countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...]
Doesn't have to be a CHRZ post; HSNCT questions absolutely should be easier and we plan to make this year's bonuses easier than last year's.
::feels validated::
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Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

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Moving Day wrote:
cvdwightw wrote:Is this the first national tournament ever, at any level, to have a median bonus conversion above 15 (I compute 17.25)? That's really impressive on the part of both NAQT and all the participating teams.

[countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...]
Does anyone know where I might find individual stats that include playoffs?
NAQT's stats don't display that unless you click on your teams player links individually, which'll display their stats for all rounds.
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Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

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About what difficulty was the MSNCT set?
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I thought it was about right. Enough such that teams with deeper knowledge on the subjects in question could get some separation from the field consistently. I believe it was definitely tougher than MS-01, but maybe a touch below the A sets... when I look at stats from when Kealing and Longfellow played A sets this year, their BC was lower than what it was at MSNCT.
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Moving Day wrote:I believe it was definitely tougher than MS-01, but maybe a touch below the A sets
This was exactly our objective, so I'm glad to hear we hit the right target!
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