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by octo
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: College Teams
Replies: 18
Views: 5457

Re: College Teams

Car, charter bus, plane
by octo
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about food
Replies: 177
Views: 52467

Re: Random posts about food

dividebyzero wrote:overly obsessed with them...
impossible
by octo
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: BARGE at Mizzou - Sunday, January 15th
Replies: 31
Views: 11839

Re: BARGE at Mizzou - Sunday, January 15th

i can't
by octo
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

Re: Rebounding bonuses

voted 4

more often than not they feel like a waste of time
by octo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: BARGE at Mizzou - Sunday, January 15th
Replies: 31
Views: 11839

Re: BARGE at Mizzou - Sunday, January 15th

i'll play this, who wants to team up
by octo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Jefferson City High School's Bill Currie Memorial Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Jefferson City High School's Bill Currie Memorial Tournament

In addition to the above stats, Helias A won the 2nd place game 305-220 over Richland A; however, the scoresheet for that game disappeared.
by octo
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/22/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 15353

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/22/2011)

For 2 years in a row now MFAT has seen a big jump in scoring. Kudos to all these teams putting in the work to get better and to MOQBA for continuing to improve the state of Missouri quizbowl.
by octo
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Class schedules for next semester
Replies: 212
Views: 66262

Re: Class schedules for next semester

gen chem I +lab
writing 1
earth and the environment
literary culture of modern ireland
by octo
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next year
Replies: 17
Views: 4162

Re: Next year

Helias still has most if not all of their players.
by octo
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about music
Replies: 28
Views: 9470

Re: Random posts about music

ugh grammies
by octo
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about music
Replies: 28
Views: 9470

Re: Random posts about music

except it came out last year
by octo
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 26029

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

Oh, that's the last day of my summer program... I'll see what the schedule is, but it doesn't seem like that I'll be able to attend.
by octo
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Post Season Poll - Congratulations Ladue Horton Watkins
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: 2011 Post Season Poll - Congratulations Ladue Horton Watkins

socalcaptain wrote:Compare this to the post-season national rankings:

17. Ladue A
42. Clayton A
60. Rock Bridge A
105. Savannah
116. North Kansas City
122. Helias
130. Villa Duchesne
arghhh
by octo
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Post Season Poll - Congratulations Ladue Horton Watkins
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: 2011 Post Season Poll

ashkenaziCD wrote: The deadline for the poll will be June 21st.
staaaaaaaaats
by octo
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 NASAT
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: 2011 NASAT

Wow, beat California (pending protest?). Awesome job.
by octo
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 26029

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

If the field is anything like last year's, I would think VCU Open would be a bit too difficult.
by octo
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 PACE National Scholastics Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 3946

Re: 2011 PACE National Scholastics Championship

I'll put up scores here, probably.
by octo
Sat May 28, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: NAQT High School National Championship Tournament
Replies: 62
Views: 8994

Re: NAQT High School National Championship Tournament

Ladue 8-2
Savannah, NKC 6-4

Eureka, Heartland 5-5
Liberty, PHS 4-6
North Shelby 3-7
by octo
Tue May 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State Predictions
Replies: 23
Views: 3673

Re: State Predictions

Sorry, but I'm not horribly upset to see the demise of records set on such excellent questions as "This novel is regarded as one of the great romance novels of all time."
by octo
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 26029

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

I'll play. Moon Pie sounds fine.
by octo
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: woo districts/sectionals
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: woo districts/sectionals

no
by octo
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 LIST question specific discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3472

Re: General Discussion

I do find it funny that the power mark is right before "female" after the question already said "her".
by octo
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 9907

Re: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)

Yeah, he also said Rock Bridge had 2 teams so I assume so.
by octo
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 9907

Re: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)

I'm pretty sure it went through as Charlie was talking about you registering.
by octo
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

Re: 2011 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

Yeah, between Ahsen and Hughes, the latter attending his first tournament ever, we ran afoul of the recognition rule upwards of ten times. It's incredibly frustrating when the outcome of a game is affected by anything other than, you know, answering questions.
by octo
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 MSHSAA Districts question discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4143

Re: 2011 MSHSAA Districts question discussion

The bonus on British names for driving-related things was pretty ridiculous.
by octo
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 6173

Re: 2011 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

the improvement in question quality effectively highlighted the fact that the format/distribution/everything else is broken... questions of any caliber suck under these constraints. atrocious tournaments such as these have no place deciding any sort of state champion.
by octo
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: woo districts/sectionals
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: woo districts/sectionals

Mewto55555 wrote:My prediction: Questions will be substantially better than QG, and substantially worse than anything else I have played this year.
a winner is you
by octo
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: woo districts/sectionals
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: woo districts/sectionals

Helias is better on speedchecks than me, I'm too slow to buzz to do very well on these silly questions.
by octo
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: woo districts/sectionals
Replies: 27
Views: 3059

Re: woo districts/sectionals

oakville over cape, ladue over eureka, parkway west, rock bridge, rolla, i have no clue, truman, phs over liberty
by octo
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Movement
Replies: 34
Views: 3964

Re: College Movement

Most people already know this, but I'll be attending WUSTL in the fall.
by octo
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Late) tournaments preparing teams for MSHSAA districts
Replies: 15
Views: 2616

Re: (Late) tournaments preparing teams for MSHSAA districts stuf

Claiming that MOQBA events are just the same elite teams playing each other over and over is laughable. At my own tournament alone, fully one third of the field consisted of teams that attended hardly any other MOQBA events all year, if any (Warrenton, Southern Boone County x2, Monroe City). Virtual...
by octo
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011
Replies: 64
Views: 22228

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

I would say this ranks up there with GSAC and HSAPQ 15 as one of my favorite sets I've played all year. Incredible props go to Max and the rest of Ladue.
by octo
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7068

Re: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament 2011

I may come down to staff this. I would play but it's spring break for us which makes that difficult.
by octo
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRC practices
Replies: 50
Views: 17285

Re: IRC practices

High schoolers (Ikshu, Max, Dylan, Aojia) defeat Charlie Dees on ACF Nats packet 225-170, with 10 points on a bonus from Kent.
by octo
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRC practices
Replies: 50
Views: 17285

Re: IRC practices

maybe
by octo
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Mort Walker Invitational at MU (02/12/2011)
Replies: 28
Views: 6119

Re: Mort Walker Invitational at MU (02/12/2011)

Individual awards are based on prelim stats; those stats are prelims + playoffs combined.
by octo
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz Bowl Tester
Replies: 0
Views: 2615

Quiz Bowl Tester

This is worth cross posting from hsqb: "Hi all, I'm working on a crazy machine learning project to learn how humans can classify text. Quiz bowl is a great testbed for this because of how questions are structured - you hear a question until you know the answer, thus when you buzz is a pretty good si...
by octo
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 45
Views: 9121

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

Also, for teams that intend to sign up for the NSC but haven't done so yet, it's worth mentioning that paying before (on?) March 1 gives a $25 discount.
by octo
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 45
Views: 9121

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

According to Facebook, I'm pretty sure that tournament is not happening.
by octo
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11
Replies: 38
Views: 11103

Re: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11

I believe the 19th works for me. I will get a more definite answer as soon as possible.
by octo
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NAME THIS STORM
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: NAME THIS STORM

Ice to see you're not putting up with this, Max.
by octo
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)
Replies: 87
Views: 15601

Re: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)

This was my first WUHSAC, so I have no idea what previous iterations were like, and so I cannot compare the quality of this set to that of previous sets--in particular, the removal of computational math was certainly a plus. However, the questions frequently suffered from a preponderance of relative...