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by jonpin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Hallsville Invitational Tournament V (February 4th, 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: Hallsville Invitational Tournament V (February 4th, 2017)

As a former member of the Missouri quiz bowl community and the coach of the Bergen County Academies team who wrote the set used at Hallsville's tournament, I hope you enjoyed the questions. Please note that they're not open for discussion until the end of the season (May). If you have any feedback o...
by jonpin
Sun May 13, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAQT HSNCT -- St. Louis?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

NAQT HSNCT -- St. Louis?

As much as I'd love nationals in Missouri, it's not gonna happen, at least for NAQT. Maybe it would work for PACE (smaller) if someone like Wash U took up the hosting burden. We were originally going to be having the 2007 PACE NSC at WUStL, but unfortunately, our chief contact in the admissions off...
by jonpin
Tue May 08, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 State Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 3304

2007 State Questions

Also, there was a pretty ridiculous math listing bonus in round three... they named four trinomials (A, B, C, and D) and you had to name the four binomials in (A/B )/(C/D), as well as whether they were in the numerator or the denominator. I got that one like ten secs after time was called (which se...
by jonpin
Tue May 08, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NCT
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

NCT

Kinda spooky isnt it? Do they have the same schedule year-by-year? Like "Region 1 vs. Region 2 in Round 1", etc.? 2006 Round 1: GSC 120i Mass.-Lowell Illinois GSC 221 Bucknell Washington U GSC North Café Davidson Arizona GSC South Café Seton Hall Baylor GSC 331 Valdosta State Montana State GSC 335 ...
by jonpin
Thu May 03, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could change one thing about MSHSAA
Replies: 16
Views: 975

If you could change one thing about MSHSAA

Its existence. If I need be specific, the game length. (Having never played MSHSAA, only read it). It's the length of a collegiate/NAQT match plus 30 tossups. A game that was half as long would probably be just as good at determining the better team, and would permit more games to be played. For ins...
by jonpin
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 Spring KMO
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

2007 Spring KMO

ashkenaziCD wrote:
2nd was a team from NJ (I don't know the name.)
Oh sweet, Bergen Academies (my high school) was 2nd. That's probably the best we/they've ever done
by jonpin
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Truman Capote 2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1696

Truman Capote 2007

Yep.
by jonpin
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Truman Capote 2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1696

Truman Capote 2007

Quel sadness. I guess I'll shoot an email off to Katie Shen or whoever will be in charge when Jon Pinyan leaves. Actually Katie will be abroad. We just held elections tonight and the big three positions were all taken by rising sophomores. My guess is either the president or vice president will tak...
by jonpin
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avery Speaks Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Avery Speaks Out

Wow. I'm glad I've never had to play on questions written by this guy. My immediate reaction is to call him the kind of string of names that got Charlie banninated.
by jonpin
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

It was a glitch in stats we realized after the tournament. We saw that SQBS was nice enough to provide tournament-wide rankings in the sidebar and used those. In looking now, the glitch seems larger than what we saw after the tournament. As I recall, for some reason that now pretty well escapes me, ...
by jonpin
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Gateway Invitational 12
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Gateway Invitational 12

Standings at: http://sugroups.wustl.edu/~collbowl/GIT12/..._standings.html Truman State A went 13-1 to claim the GIT XII title by a single game over Rolla. The teams split their two games, but Rolla's loss to Lafayette meant Truman had the better record after 14 rounds of play. Tulsa (9-5) was third...
by jonpin
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Gateway Invitational 12
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Gateway Invitational 12

Final roster for tomorrow:
Tulsa
Truman St A+B
Missouri Rolla
Louisiana Lafayette
OK State
Notre Dame
Wash U

Double round-robin, 14 rounds.
by jonpin
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Kansas State, April 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Kansas State, April 7

Whoa, check that. I'm sorry. It's on IS-67, NOT an A-series. I seem to recall that they were set 65A, but I might have been seeing things or confusing it with KSI IV from this past fall, which was on 61A, or thinking that all the odd were A-series. Regardless, the rest still holds, and we're not goi...
by jonpin
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Kansas State, April 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Kansas State, April 7

It's using A-series questions. Some people have legitimate complaints about using NAQT IS questions for open collegiate tournaments, as they are intended for high schools. I can't comprehend holding a collegiate tournament on questions that are meant for unexperienced high schoolers. Also Kansas Sta...
by jonpin
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Gateway Invitational 12
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Gateway Invitational 12

Teams who've said they'll compete:
Tulsa: 2-3
Truman: 2
Rolla: 1
Louisiana-Lafayette: 1
Iowa: 1 probably
OK State: 1 maybe
by jonpin
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst Question Ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 2862

Worst Question Ever?

Quiz bowl. Is not. A sport. That said, almost all competitive endeavors vary in specific rules. NBA has a 24-second shot clock, college has a 35-second, high school doesn't have one (to my knowledge). There's no reason to insist that all competitions MUST follow MSHSAA rules. If nothing else, MSHSAA...
by jonpin
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Jason v. Charlie
Replies: 51
Views: 5357

Jason v. Charlie

mujason wrote: Also, I never had anywhere to drive to.
Well, yeah, it's not like you had to friends to hang out with at any point in your life. During that whole year that you weren't at college, didn't you, y'know, get a job or did you actually just stay in your parents' basement?
by jonpin
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: UMR Spring Tourney 3/3/07
Replies: 88
Views: 4558

UMR Spring Tourney 3/3/07

After 3 rounds, 1. Liberty 2. New Madrid 3. FZW A 4. Poplar Bluff 5. Rolla 6. Desmet B (I don't remember anything after that.) Rolla won an overtime game against Poplar Bluff in the 2nd round of the playoffs. FZW A vs. New Madrid were seperated by 5 points at half, 15 going into the 4th. Festus was...
by jonpin
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Jason v. Charlie
Replies: 51
Views: 5357

Jason v. Charlie

DeckardCain wrote: If Jason loses, he shouldn't be allowed to talk about his "individual awesomeness" ever again.
Well yes, but that's a penalty he'd never agree to.
by jonpin
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Jason v. Charlie
Replies: 51
Views: 5357

Jason v. Charlie

Let's sweeten the pot.
If Charlie loses, no posts on this board or HSQB for a week.
If Jason loses, no posts on his individual awesomeness for a week or during nationals.
by jonpin
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Gateway Invitational 12
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Gateway Invitational 12

Washington University Academic Team would like to announce the 12th edition of our annual Gateway Invitational Tournament will be held March 24, 2007. It will be run as an untimed tournament on NAQT packet IS-64. Registration fee: $70 for the first team, $60 for each additional team $10 off each for...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: CBI Region 11
Replies: 49
Views: 4331

CBI Region 11

Come on, a couple bars of "California, here I come" is appropriate considering that USC is the host.  Heck, if we had won three years ago, I'd have broken out into "Sweet Home Alabama" (as Auburn-Montgomery was hosting that year). No. No, it isn't, at least not immediately. You know what the first ...
by jonpin
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: CBI Region 11
Replies: 49
Views: 4331

CBI Region 11

The zip links aren't working yet, but here's the page that will have the RCT results from other regions: http://www.collegebowl.com/rct/2007results.asp . Other teams going to nationals are Williams College, Seton Hall [didn't make playoffs of combined field], UMBC, Southern Virginia, Ohio State, Ill...
by jonpin
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: CBI Region 11
Replies: 49
Views: 4331

CBI Region 11

Round Robin Results Missouri. 7-1 1-0 Truman St 7-1 0-1 Kansas St 6-2 1-0 WUSTL.... 6-2 0-1 Miss. St. 3-5 Fort Hays 2-6 1-1 8.39 U Cent MO 2-6 1-1 6.16 Kansas... 2-6 1-1 5.82 Pitt St.. 1-7 Playoff Results 1st Round: WUSTL 375, Missouri 305 1st Round: Truman St 465, Kansas St 125 Winners: Truman St 3...
by jonpin
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: CBI Region 11
Replies: 49
Views: 4331

CBI Region 11

So it looks like it's a 9-team field. Fort Hays: Will they win a game at the buzzers this year? K-State: Will buzzer speed again be the cause of all their woes? Missouri State: Will they show up on Saturday? Pitt State: Mostly the same team, can they improve on last year's mark? Truman State: Can th...
by jonpin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

DeckardCain wrote: Anyone know when bids are coming out?
Last year it was the Friday after SCT, so I'd imagine no later than this weekend.
by jonpin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Someone please help
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Someone please help

I don't know if you're on it, but Facebook produces two William's at Ozark High: Rusty William Forrest and Will Gibbons, both class of '08. Do either of those names look like what's on the sheet?
by jonpin
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

wow people suck at taking stats.  i never negged on and i only had one power plus 8 or something tossups. Eh, it happens. I remember a TRASH tournament where Sean noticed two days afterward I had entered someone into SQBS with 0/5 in a game instead of 5/0, because that team had a ridiculous bonus c...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

wow people suck at taking stats. i never negged on and i only had one power plus 8 or something tossups. Eh, it happens. I remember a TRASH tournament where Sean noticed two days afterward I had entered someone into SQBS with 0/5 in a game instead of 5/0, because that team had a ridiculous bonus co...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

ScoBo1987 wrote: How did the history major do at scoring the OU C game? X5+X5+X5 (where X is any combination of digits) ends in a 0 doesn't it?
No... 5 and 5 and 5 is 15.
by jonpin
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: CBI Region 11
Replies: 49
Views: 4331

CBI Region 11

Is there some reason Rolla doesn't have a roster online and isn't even listed under "Enrolled schools"? Is CBI just being a little slow on the uptake?

BTW, assuming they are there, I put even money on Rolla being the first team we play. I think that's held true all three years I've been here.
by jonpin
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

I don't remember bonuses being nearly as hard and/or obscure last year. Other than that they were good and pretty well written as is usually the case with NAQT. There were only a few tossups that weren't too gettable. I remember one clue under power during the tiebreakers that definitely should not...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

NAQT's elimination policy isn't really clear on this, but the OSU people considered the format being discussed here and rejected it as being a form of a single-elimination playoff, which is forbidden under the rules . Whether this is the correct interpretation, I'm not sure, but that was the ration...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

In regards to that Tulsa D2 situation... interesting... my guess is whoever had the best PPTH will get the auto-bid. In Iowa City D2 action, WU-A did not go undefeated, they lost their last crossover game to Drake-A. See below: D1 standings looked something like this Carleton-A 13-1 Wisconsin 12-2 M...
by jonpin
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

Might as well post this.

D1 team:
Ryan Jacobson, Jon Pinyan, fun, good times, a deck of cards

D2 teams:
B: Ben Hofstetter, Neel Kotra, Katie Shen, Laura Soderberg
C: Alon Brodie, Puneet Kollipara, Zach Steinert-Threlkeld, Ed Tsai
D: David Brody, Greg Holton, Alex Jeffrey, David Portnoy
by jonpin
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

Full team and individual results are now available on the WUAT website at http://sugroups.wustl.edu/~collbowl/wuhsac.html
by jonpin
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Board Rules and Announcements
Topic: Who is everybody?
Replies: 182
Views: 259600

Who is everybody?

I'm Jon Pinyan.
I played quiz bowl for Bergen Academy of New Jersey, graduating in 2003.
I'm currently player/co-tournament director for Wash U, graduating in 2007.
After that, I'm hoping I have a job, and if at some point I'm at grad school, I hope I have time to continue this thing.
by jonpin
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

While individual stats were not officially kept in the playoffs, I think Charles got at least 10 in each of his four playoff matches and in fact improved on his round-robin PPG. Here's the playoff bracket with scores. The top 7 teams all won their preliminary group undefeated, the other group champi...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

Call me crazy, but I thought most of the math was pretty good actually. I made stupid probability mistakes and such, but it was definitely at a higher level than most tournaments, which doesn't really say much, though. I'm always of the opinion that the math needs to be made more difficult, in orde...
by jonpin
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

liberty was missing two of their main starters today.  i know john was out of it at the end of the quarter finals.  not much that could have been done.  good job to all the teams, there were some good matches today. This was our second year competing. We will see what happens after this but this fo...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Upcoming College Tournaments
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Upcoming College Tournaments

D1 is actually now going to be 2 Carleton's, Hamline, Grinnell, Macalester, us, Wisconsin D2 3 Carleton's, Grinnell, Macalester, 2 St. Olaf's, 2 Truman's, 3 WUSTL's, 2 Wisconsins. Newest Iowa update: D1: Carleton x2, Grinnell, Hamline, Iowa St, Macalester, Minnesota, Wash U, Wisconsin. D2: Carleton...
by jonpin
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC IX (Washington University)
Replies: 70
Views: 3376

WUHSAC IX (Washington University)

Quick results:
North Kansas City pulled away from New Trier to win the final. Clayton over Liberty in the 3rd place game. Charles from NKC was the top scorer and answered the last six questions in the final.