NAC schedule info/tournament thread

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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:09 pm

Will this be liveblogged via the liveblog channel used for NSC and HSNCT. If so please give the link so I can see the answers of this glorious :chip: tournament.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by Ben Dillon » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:31 pm

jonah wrote:I am going with two other people who I won't identify here; they can out themselves if they like. I will be recording the matches we watch and probably liveblogging.
Be careful. Chip does have a rule on this point:

"7. Participants are not permitted to record the audio or video of any match without the prior consent of the Executive Director, who reserves the right to assess a $10 per match fee for such privilege. Violation of this rule may result in match forfeiture."

Now this refers to teams in the match, which may not describe you. I'm not sure how Chip would react if other spectators broke the rule. But given that a hotel is private property, not public property, there's potential for nastiness.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:52 pm

See though I don't belive Jonah is recording the thing by video or audio. I wouldn't know if writing about the thing is under either one of those categories
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by jonah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:54 pm

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:Will this be liveblogged via the liveblog channel used for NSC and HSNCT. If so please give the link so I can see the answers of this glorious :chip: tournament.
Yes, I'll be using Cover It Live, and will post the link here when I start.
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jonah wrote:I am going with two other people who I won't identify here; they can out themselves if they like. I will be recording the matches we watch and probably liveblogging.
Be careful. Chip does have a rule on this point:

"7. Participants are not permitted to record the audio or video of any match without the prior consent of the Executive Director, who reserves the right to assess a $10 per match fee for such privilege. Violation of this rule may result in match forfeiture."

Now this refers to teams in the match, which may not describe you. I'm not sure how Chip would react if other spectators broke the rule. But given that a hotel is private property, not public property, there's potential for nastiness.
Well, we're not participants, so if he sticks to the letter of the rules we're fine. Of course, that's not necessarily likely. Fortunately, my recording equipment is quite surreptitious.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:08 pm

I would have loved to attend this, but alas, I am leaving on a cross-country trip to a summer internship early Saturday morning.
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Post by jonah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:17 pm

I wrote:I...will post the link here when I start.
I got it set up in advance. The liveblog will be available here unless I run into internet connectivity problems. The hotel theoretically has free wifi, but who knows. As a backup, I might text updates to my twitter.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by mlaird » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:39 am

soaringeagle22 wrote:Anyway, the last stage of this thing starts tomorrow in Chicago. Is there anybody here even going? For that matter, does anyone here have any idea who might take home the "national" "championship" "prize"?
I'll be attending as an observer. I plan on posting some notes when the tournament is over.

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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by Jarvick » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:34 pm

jonah wrote:
soaringeagle22 wrote:Anyway, the last stage of this thing starts tomorrow in Chicago. Is there anybody here even going? For that matter, does anyone here have any idea who might take home the "national" "championship" "prize"?
I am going with two other people who I won't identify here; they can out themselves if they like. I will be recording the matches we watch and probably liveblogging.
Wow I checked your live blog. In the Plano A- Cedar Crest match almost every Question was from a match I played in New Orleans, great job chip

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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by Jarvick » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:47 pm

Apparently Chip reuses questions at each stage, since the entire Cedar Crest match from the Chicago round on Jonah's liveblog is ripped from a match I played against Vidor in the New Orleans round.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by mlaird » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:35 pm

Jarvick wrote:Apparently Chip reuses questions at each stage, since the entire Cedar Crest match from the Chicago round on Jonah's liveblog is ripped from a match I played against Vidor in the New Orleans round.
Yes, this was suspected, but it has now been officially confirmed by Chip himself to me. I brought up question security to him, and he acted like it was largely unimportant.

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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by scquizbowl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:57 pm

On the Questions Unlimited website, Chip has in big letters, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MEET AMERICA'S NUMBER 1 ACADEMIC TEAM.

Congratulations to John Cooper, who won it in Chicago, despite losing early in the playoffs in their own TQBA state championship. They made the tournament by winning the winter QuizNet competition.

Chip has pictures of all the players, dressed up.

However, he didn't do his full writeup about the tournament.

http://www.qunlimited.com/
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:53 pm

Look again in a few days. He's sometimes tardy with his write-ups, I've found. I want to see the results of the Schaumburg matches to see how an above-average MSL squad stacks up against other teams with "national title" aspirations. Frankly, if Schaumburg did really well, it kind of exposes the NAC as not being a high-level event.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by jonah » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:10 pm

Woody Paige wrote:I want to see the results of the Schaumburg matches to see how an above-average MSL squad stacks up against other teams with "national title" aspirations. Frankly, if Schaumburg did really well, it kind of exposes the NAC as not being a high-level event.
They were 1-2 at the end of the first day, for what that's worth.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by scquizbowl » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:50 am

Chip has updated and added his summary about the tournament, as he talks about most of the questions. Strangely, our local Stratford team, who may have competed in one or two tournaments all year, only lost by 5 points in the playoffs to Hampton.

Copley and John Cooper are splitting the $2,000 Muller Foundation check, for making the finals of this tournament (cheap). For winning, John Cooper's team members are receiving letterman jackets, from something called the John and Adaline Simon Trust.

Here is a description of most of the important matches. Read for yourself and discuss.

http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:29 pm

Chip wrote: Next Year’s Champs?

Watch out for two Westchester, NY schools next year, with their best players returning: Horace Greeley, and Byram Hills. Will West Virginia win its first title in 2010? Maybe – the Parkersburg brain trust will be intact.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by First Chairman » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:06 pm

scquizbowl wrote:$2,000 Muller Foundation check ... . For winning, John Cooper's team members are receiving letterman jackets, from something called the John and Adaline Simon Trust.
I presume we're talking about the George Muller Foundation because the Maurice Muller Foundation makes no sense. Not that the George Muller Foundation makes sense as a donor...

There is a professorship for John and Adaline Simon at the University of Rochester, but I haven't found any information that can be accessed by website about a Foundation in their name.
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by quizbowlben » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:44 am

scquizbowl wrote:On the Questions Unlimited website, Chip has in big letters, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MEET AMERICA'S NUMBER 1 ACADEMIC TEAM.

Congratulations to John Cooper, who won it in Chicago, despite losing early in the playoffs in their own TQBA state championship. They made the tournament by winning the winter QuizNet competition.

Chip has pictures of all the players, dressed up.

However, he didn't do his full writeup about the tournament.

http://www.qunlimited.com/
Thank you, but I think you are mistaken about our (John Cooper's) finish in the Texas state championship played with NAQT questions. The results and stats are online at www.texasquizbowl.org . We finished 3rd, behind Bellaire and Kincaid - not exactly early in the playoffs. Bellaire was a better team that day; we didn't play Kincaid all year AFAIK so I can't really say.

http://texasquizbowl.org/d/09state/index.html
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Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Post by quizbowlben » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:22 pm

Woody Paige wrote:Look again in a few days. He's sometimes tardy with his write-ups, I've found. I want to see the results of the Schaumburg matches to see how an above-average MSL squad stacks up against other teams with "national title" aspirations. Frankly, if Schaumburg did really well, it kind of exposes the NAC as not being a high-level event.
Just to help you out, they ended up 1-5, ranked 88 out of 119 on Chip's page: http://www.qunlimited.com/rank09.htm
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