Team Missouri competes in all-star tournament

Three teams from Missouri competed in the National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 22-23. See how they did with live scoresheets.Free packets for study/practice

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by AShoaib
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)
Replies: 32
Views: 6774

Re: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)

I'm going to play the role of Chris Zhang and say this: The internetz. its serios bizness. I had fun, and I really hope we pull it off next year. I'd never seen Oakville play before, so I can say I am surprised. Villa's great, as per expectations. I'm a bit disappointed in my alma mater. William's g...
by AShoaib
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)
Replies: 87
Views: 15253

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

Well, if you need staffers, Mohammad (sp?) and I would be willing to man a room.
by AShoaib
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)
Replies: 32
Views: 6774

Re: St. Louis University Academic Competition (10/30/2010)

Why are there no Parkway schools on this team roster? I'm looking at you Central. I'll have to get Mohamed to nag his brother to make them go now...
by AShoaib
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saint Louis University
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Saint Louis University

This Wednesday is our first general interest meeting as an officially chartered organization. We've been trying to advertise it, but if anybody on this board knows any interested SLU students, tell them to contact us at slu.ac.team@gmail.com, or come at 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 24th in Ritter Hal...
by AShoaib
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri's all-star team
Replies: 44
Views: 17952

Re: Missouri's all-star team

Niiiiice. That's one thing I'd love to get to know for my high school days-- if I'd make this sort of list.

Have these people agreed to go and play, or have they not yet replied? And if they can't go, is there a sort of "waitlist"?

Congrats!
by AShoaib
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Clarence Cannon Conference 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3373

Re: Clarence Cannon Conference 2010

Haha, QG does suck. I mean, honestly. In our year of playing with them (2008-2009) we had these gems that went along the lines of (all questions are changed, but the gist remains): "There are three primary colors. One is associated with sunflowers, yellow. The other is the color of the sun in the Ja...
by AShoaib
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Villa Duchesne Invitational -- Formal Announcement
Replies: 92
Views: 14068

Re: Villa Duchesne Invitational -- Formal Announcement

Nice, nice. I didn't know SLUH was that strong. IIRC, at Spirit of St. Louis, they didn't do as well as they did in this tournament.
by AShoaib
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scribblenauts
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Re: Scribblenauts

Jump! Super Stars is the video game I wish came out when I was 13. All those characters from those crazy Japanese cartoons (Naruto, Shaman King, One Piece, Bleach, etc.) fighting it out... ah, I want a DS!
by AShoaib
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Bear Bowl I at Missouri State 1/30/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Bear Bowl I at Missouri State 1/30/10

Aw man, that sucks. Sure hope Wash U doesn't get snowed out.
by AShoaib
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Re: Two Saints, 2009

Huh. Well, about Eureka this year... William's a math beast. Hence, why he does really well on MSHSAA distributions. He and Jason are also pretty good at other topics (science, literature, history) but not nearly as beastly as they'd like. So basically, math is the topic that gives Eureka any advant...
by AShoaib
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 Hancock Tournament (Dec. 6, 2009)
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: 2009 Hancock Tournament (Dec. 6, 2009)

I love Will from Eureka. He's a beast.
by AShoaib
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Two Saints, 2009

What advantages are you talking about Charles? If you're referring to this post: Long story made short, but the league has improved dramatically over the last few years since we started implementing this policy. We want you to choose our activity over the million other activities you could be doing....
by AShoaib
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Two Saints, 2009

Anything from St. Charles and the other St. Louis bracket?
by AShoaib
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Two Saints, 2009

I did stats for Two Saints one year. Such a pain, because all moderators used different notations/markings for points/bonuses and tossups.
by AShoaib
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Two Saints, 2009

Eureka and Lafayette from STL A
PCH A and Clayton from STL B

I don't know about St. Charles.
by AShoaib
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints, 2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11462

Two Saints, 2009

What are the section assignments? Are there any additional teams?
by AShoaib
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saint Louis University
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Saint Louis University

We've been practicing off of ACF Fall questions.
by AShoaib
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saint Louis University
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Saint Louis University

Update: - We have a faculty adviser - We're all set on the paperwork, we just need to turn it in now - We've had one practice, borrowing Wash U's buzzers - We are all complete n00bs. Like, really, we are complete and utter n00bs. Yes, Charles, we are looking at new packets, but it's a bit of a pain ...
by AShoaib
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New High School - New Team
Replies: 9
Views: 941

New High School - New Team

Festus High School has a team, so you can contact them. The QuizBowl community is pretty chill-- we're all for helping each other out. I'm pretty sure a nearby school would be willing to lend you their buzzer system as long as you don't damage it. Charlie Dees already mentioned most of what I was go...
by AShoaib
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Spirit of St. Louis Warm-up at Parkway Central
Replies: 47
Views: 11517

Spirit of St. Louis Warm-up at Parkway Central

I'm nagging Eureka's coach by proxy, but they have a weird schedule. If there's still a possibility they can get in, I'll nag them more.
by AShoaib
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Missouri High School Preview 2010

Ah, George. I was under the impression that math calculations were being phased out (ie: a lot of tournaments now are using questions with little to no math calculation), so I dunno how much George can get. Kevin, Alex and I actually mapped out the whole "history of Eureka QuizBowl", with time on th...
by AShoaib
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/10/09)
Replies: 25
Views: 24098

Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/10/09)

They dropped out? That's lame. Like, super lame. Like, wow. This reminds me of the time last year the only two people who were willing to go to MST Fall/Winter were Kevin and me. We were willing to go, but John said "No, we're only taking a full team", and didn't let us go. In retrospect, we should'...
by AShoaib
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/10/09)
Replies: 25
Views: 24098

Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/10/09)

Just curious-- how'd Eureka fare? I see they didn't make it past prelims, but was it just bad luck in the pools or what?
by AShoaib
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Missouri High School Preview 2010

Eureka had a decent year last year, but I think that was a down year for them and they may well rebound to a very high level; we'll see. I'll agree-- it seemed our junior year is when we did best (4th at State, District winners), although part of that could be the questions and the format (last yea...
by AShoaib
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Washington Middle School Academic Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Washington Middle School Academic Tournament

Huh. I'm not digging the written tests-- that's making it more like MathCounts and things. QB rewards depth of knowledge (which can be tested with funnel questions). And math calculations are another issue that people will bring up. Is this different from the High School tournament at Washington Hig...
by AShoaib
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ALL 2009-2010 ANNOUNCED DATES
Replies: 54
Views: 11627

ALL 2009-2010 ANNOUNCED DATES

Don't see an announcement.

I'm disappointed-- North County usually takes STL teams, and with Nelson's tourney the same day...
by AShoaib
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Spirit of St. Louis Warm-up at Parkway Central
Replies: 47
Views: 11517

Spirit of St. Louis Warm-up at Parkway Central

What's the play-off format? The same one you mentioned to me a month ago? - 2 pools of 8. - Round robin within pools. - Seed each team 1-16. - Top 4 seeds (seeds 1 & 2 from each pool) play round-robin, and rankings after that determine final ranking (trophies) - Remaining 12 teams are split into 4-t...
by AShoaib
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Villa Duchesne Invitational -- Formal Announcement
Replies: 92
Views: 14068

Villa Duchesne Invitational -- Formal Announcement

Yeah. Go for it. There's typically a reduction in price for new teams, so the cost should be less.

A lot of the high schoolers/college kids here on the forums will gladly give you tips too!
by AShoaib
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saint Louis University
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Saint Louis University

So it's semi-semi-official. Saint Louis University Academic Competition Team is having an unofficial informational meeting tomorrow at 2:45PM at Grand Market in the Busch Student Center. If anyone's interested, please email me at ashoaib [at] slu.edu. Spread the word to all people you know who might...
by AShoaib
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA to sponsor Missouri team at HSAPQ NASAT
Replies: 5
Views: 793

MOQBA to sponsor Missouri team at HSAPQ NASAT

So long as QGalore is being used, I'd be ticked if they were picked by virtue of All-State. That's always an issue-- team members from the same (good) team overshadow each other. Why am I a freshman in college NOW? <div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/...
by AShoaib
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trivia Night
Replies: 9
Views: 4285

Trivia Night

Heh, I just met Paul a few hours ago.
by AShoaib
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Format/Distribution Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

MSHSAA Format/Distribution Changes

Hurray for getting out of high school quizbowl at the right time.

Well... "It is always darkest before the dawn". Right? Or does it just get darker?
by AShoaib
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Format/Distribution Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

MSHSAA Format/Distribution Changes

Motion Camp, Werr second to recommend that the Missouri format for bonus questions be modified, to begin in 2009-10, from four-part bonus questions worth five points a piece to two-part bonus questions worth ten points a piece, with no change in the immediate rebounding rules. Motion passed 8-0. Th...
by AShoaib
Wed May 27, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ALL 2009-2010 ANNOUNCED DATES
Replies: 54
Views: 11627

ALL 2009-2010 ANNOUNCED DATES

When does MSHSAA announce state/district/sectional dates? And I think Mr. Jeremy Gibbs might have an estimate for Two Saints sometime in August.
by AShoaib
Mon May 18, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore
Replies: 4
Views: 646

ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore

Ah, I have a friend who's going to Wheaton next year...

It'll be a useless effort, but go for it. It'd be sorta like complaining to Bill Gates about Windows... it's not as if he'll do anything. Or do you have some pull in MSHSAA?
by AShoaib
Wed May 13, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSA
Replies: 66
Views: 4112

MSA

Kevin Sheng and Spencer Templeton from our team both went there.
by AShoaib
Tue May 12, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Post-Sectionals Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Post-Sectionals Poll

There's something funny about how you guys can crank out these polls at a moment's notice after they're due... Well, part of it is that I just can't remember which teams are good. If I see a list of the top teams, I'll be able to rank them from there, but pulling them out of my head... whoo. Hard w...
by AShoaib
Mon May 11, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Post-Sectionals Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Post-Sectionals Poll

I agree with Will's, but throw in Clayton somewhere in there.
by AShoaib
Mon May 11, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 8843

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

Did you guys win 3rd at state 2 years ago or something?
by AShoaib
Sun May 10, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6475

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

in my experience, Missouri's knowledge of Asian literature is VERY behind the curve
So true. At WUHSAC, neither us nor PCH knew any of the Japanese authors' works...
by AShoaib
Fri May 08, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS
Replies: 56
Views: 4727

2009 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS

Pilot Grove had a really good player... Nate I think? What happened, did he graduate?
by AShoaib
Mon May 04, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Summit Conference Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Summit Conference Tournament

To quote Mr. Harris: "It is better to strike the fear of God into their hearts when they hear your name than to be obscure and a surprise winner".
by AShoaib
Sun May 03, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Summit Conference Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Summit Conference Tournament

I should have posted these earlier, but I didn't want teams knowing we could put up these types of points before districts/sectionals.
Huh? Why would posting these scores be bad? Trying to keep your team a surprise? You wily dog! :P
by AShoaib
Fri May 01, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6475

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

This much variation in scores shows that something is amiss-- that points which come from depth of knowledge (what is supposed to be tested in this game) varies so much between different games shows that.
by AShoaib
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)
Replies: 48
Views: 5146

2009 ACF Nationals (April 25th-26th)

It's silly for Mr. Gibbs to be the fall guy for all of Missouri's problems. I doubt that he has the power to resolve many (if any) of Missouri's multiple issues by himself. What we are failing to note is that Mr. Gibbs is trying to understand our complaints, and is taking steps to better understand...
by AShoaib
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranking Players (Again)
Replies: 25
Views: 2101

Ranking Players (Again)

Haha, Kevin and I getting a vote as top pair. Funny joke. Although in some respects, I can see it. And yes, Parkway Central is mos def the most balanced team. No individual medals, yet still got 3rd at WUHSAC. <div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/profi...
by AShoaib
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 3997

2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion

^Ditto^ I mean, really? We trounced Clayton at Two Saints. And just the absence of 1 player (who usually splits with Kevin) shouldn't account for losing by 100. Or am I just underestimating myself? Last year, losing to Ladue and to Kirksville wasn't that bad. They knew more than we did. But from wha...
by AShoaib
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 3997

2009 MSHSAA Sectionals Discussion

Well, I didn't go on account of being ill... Kevin did. We lost to Clayton.

The questions, from what Kevin told me, sucked. Hardcore.