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by ilikebooks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 tournament limit and Nationals
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: 14 tournament limit and Nationals

Well, I suppose I will reply since this has always had an influence on my playing in HS. Basically, it is really demoralizing to have spent the last 2 and a half years putting as much work as I have into quiz bowl, from studying questions, to reading textbooks, and practicing outside of school with ...
by ilikebooks
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mandatory recognition
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Mandatory recognition

If anything the recognition rule gives the player who buzzed an unfair advantage in my opinion. I can think of a bunch times I've used the extra time to figure out what a tossup is doing and then get easy points, because even when holding your light up for a moderator, they are still human and take ...
by ilikebooks
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2733

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

I would also add a tournament like last years Missouri Fall, we (Washington) won and statistically should not have. It's easy to get intimidated by a team that powers 100 something tossups a tournament but it is better to just play the packet that round and see what happens after.
by ilikebooks
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the 2016-2017 Season
Replies: 22
Views: 3305

Re: Thoughts on the 2016-2017 Season

Over the summer Washington A became the best players at the local Breadco. (or Panera thoooooooose people)

Then again our toughest opponent was the Mac n Cheese.
by ilikebooks
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament III (10/10/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament III (10/10/15)

Can't seem to quote on mobile, but thank you for the commendation! I hope we can all help raise the state's regard at a national level! As a side note, yes, we are all juniors.
by ilikebooks
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC - June 6-7 in Reston, VA (DC area)
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: 2015 PACE NSC - June 6-7 in Reston, VA (DC area)

Despite placing pretty low (and being unhappy with my own performance) I felt this national was a very positive experience, and overall it was executed great. I think it would be cool to see more Missouri teams attend in the future.
by ilikebooks
Tue May 19, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feynman Lectures
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Re: Feynman Lectures

Or, alternatively, get to kicking the butt of your science player (or your math concepts player) and see that they learn some of this. I never "got" math until I took Physics my Senior year. This is why you have teammates. See now don't tell Dew, but this now this is the desired effect. I beat him ...
by ilikebooks
Tue May 19, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feynman Lectures
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Re: Feynman Lectures

It's been over 6 years since I took a physics class, so my science knowledge that isn't computer-related has significantly degraded since then. Physics was also never a particularly strong quizbowl subject for me. You'd probably get better advice from someone else, but just in case you don't, I'll ...
by ilikebooks
Tue May 19, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feynman Lectures
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Feynman Lectures

So, I'm bored in Personal Finance and was wondering what part of the Feynman lectures I should read for Quizbowl. As some know the lectures are separated into volumes and the volumes into chapters, and from what I know Feynman is pretty good at "dumbing things down," for the everyday guy that knows ...
by ilikebooks
Thu May 14, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Board Rules and Announcements
Topic: Who is everybody?
Replies: 182
Views: 259600

Re: Who is everybody?

Hi, I'm Joe Stitz I play for Washington, and I'm graduating in 2017 (sophomore), blame Jacob/Dennis for getting me addicted to checking this board for tournaments, and I felt the need to join because why not College? Psh I got time for decisions later As for future plans I hope to read my list of ov...