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by Ravi Fernando
Mon May 10, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10590

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

Consider the following: At least three of the top four all-state members in class 4 (Ikshu, Max, and I) have performed favorably in math contests like ARML and/or the AMC series, and it's fair to say that math represents a significant fraction of the questions we answered on Saturday. That, to me, i...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat May 08, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10590

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

WOOOO Questions Galore state champs! In all honesty, actually, the questions at State today were much better than the QG questions we've been seeing in the last several weeks. Many of the questions were fairly pyramidal, and I can't think of any brazenly misleading clues offhand. The math, however, ...
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 101463

Re: 2010 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

I don't need to comment in depth on the buzzer races, the misleading questions, the (unusually many) math errors, the remixed math questions, etc., but there are two things I should say about the C4D8 tournament, albeit a week late. First, Hickman and Rock Bridge got screwed. In the morning rounds, ...
by Ravi Fernando
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MACA Junior Varsity State
Replies: 104
Views: 5088

2009 MACA Junior Varsity State

I am talking about two years ago at JV state when a certain team brought mostly JV players and played them all day until they actually had competition then put in their Varsity players. Even so, our JV (which was made of all actual JV players) only lost to them by one question. They still placed fi...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preseason Polling
Replies: 39
Views: 3550

Preseason Polling

There should be some shake-ups in all classes this year, with such players as Charlie Dees, Terin Budine, David Westrich, Nate Schuster, Alex Dzurick, and Laura Kling graduating; and perhaps even more good players (Charles Hang, Marc Prablek, Abdullah Shoaib, Kevin Lang, Taylor Smith, Julia Price, M...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Truman State (8/1
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Truman State (8/1

KentB wrote: Players who were supposed to come have continuously dropped like flies. Tomorrow will definitely be interesting but I think it will turn out to be a fun experience no matter who all shows up.
We're currently considering going to your house and waking you up with the buzzers.
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 MSHSAA State
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

2008 MSHSAA State

ashkenaziCD wrote:It's an insanely common topic in quizbowl
Well, this (question 13) makes two Moho references I've seen in 4+ years of quizbowl. Is that "insanely common"?









;)
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how's your team going to do this year?
Replies: 80
Views: 4114

how's your team going to do this year?

Here's my top-4-teams-in-class-4-that-are-likely-to-be-underrated-next-year list: 4. NKC Brandon and Grant are certainly a very impressive duo and I will be expecting very fierce competition from them Yes, Brandon and Grant are stronger players than you could ever tell from watching them play with C...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon May 19, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 MSHSAA State
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

2008 MSHSAA State

I think so. I saw his page on Wikipedia and didn't recognize anything that might have been a clue until I clicked on "Mohorovičić discontinuity" and found out what that is. It looks familiar.
by Ravi Fernando
Mon May 19, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 MSHSAA State
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

2008 MSHSAA State

As captain, Laura often asked her teammates on boni that we didn't know to "pick your favorite" item from a category named in the question. For example, for a bonus about a president, she might say, "Pick your favorite president." This sometimes became a joke (for example, "Pick your favorite fascis...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon May 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Player movement
Replies: 79
Views: 4128

Player movement

All of KV's varsity-starting seniors are leaving MO: Evan is going to Pomona, Joseph is going to Beloit, and Laura is going to Yale.
by Ravi Fernando
Sat May 17, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

if state were run on real questions brandon and grant could have really won it That could be true. The last time I played you on questions that you might consider "real," however, you got 17 tossups, I got two, and the other one was unanswered. So I really can't tell how good Brandon and Grant are ...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 16, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

Brandon and Grant could've conceivably won state without him. Quite frankly, no they couldn't. Brandon and Grant are definitely good players, and they might have won districts, but they wouldn't have had a chance at state. Kirksville, for example, probably would have doubled them up. I think NKC mi...
by Ravi Fernando
Thu May 15, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

FishyFreshman wrote: I don't really know anything about FHC, but NKC is not just Charles. Grant and Brandon are both very good.
Yes, in the same way that FHC isn't only (the other) Charles.
by Ravi Fernando
Thu May 15, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

FHC's main problem is that it's a one-man team. Charles Hang is really good, and George is good at math, but just getting math will not win games. From what I recall at Two Saints, if Charles didn't know the answer, and George (that is his name right?) didn't get the math, chances are, nobody on th...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat May 10, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

Having the draw from hell (AM Rounds Kirksville, Eureka, NKC, respectively) That reminds me of Scotland County's draw in class 2 last year. They placed 5th after going 1-2 against the teams that placed first, second, and third. Ladue had an easy draw last year (compared to most state draws anyway,)...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 09, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2261

2008 Final Rankings

I was looking at this program Speaking of that program, someone should add state results to it. It currently includes 80% of Kirksville's losing games this season and 17% of our winning games, so our rating on there is a bit deflated. On the other hand, we aren't much, if at all, better than most o...
by Ravi Fernando
Tue May 06, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: State Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4682

State Discussion

The thing that was weird with the unpyramidal math was that sometimes, like in the odd function example, the answer was the obvious one, but then in other cases, questions that seemed really short were actually hoses. There was one where it gave you the dimensions of a trapezoid, but then asked wha...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon May 05, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: State Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4682

State Discussion

The questions I really didn't like were the entirely unpyramidal "Name the three articles in English," and "Name the four demonstrative adjectives in English." Also, "This question has four answers. What is the fourth root of 1?" was disappointing, as was "If f(x) is an odd function and the graph of...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat May 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 MSHSAA State
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

2008 MSHSAA State

about state in general... WOW. Hot damn Ravi. You're awesome. I love how we got closer to beating second seed than we were to beating 4th in the PM rounds. lol... if it's any consolation, that was my best game today, and probably all season. It was also very close (specifically, tied) until we got s...
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28287

2008 District Results

Wow, look at C3D1's all-district team, with David Westrich at 267 ppg and eighth place under one tossup per game. Reflects the final score of 590-80... EDIT: also note how David's ppg is higher than those of the other eight all-district members combined... FURTHER EDIT: also note how all of the all-...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State Predictions
Replies: 40
Views: 2675

State Predictions

Hey Josh, welcome to the board! Good luck at state... we (KV) are playing you in the second round.
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28287

2008 District Results

George (FHC) and Ravi are both sophomores, both have taken Calculus (and who knows what else).  My sister moderated and was amazed.  I looked at her question set and I didn't tally the math, but it looked pretty even between the two. lol... George and I kinda have a history of being "pretty even".....
by Ravi Fernando
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28287

2008 District Results

First, congrats to all district winners. Second, thanks to Coach Gibbs and the other organizers for a well-run tournament. In particular, I liked seeing the preliminary statistics (ranking of teams and individuals) updated after every round. Troy Buchanan's absence was a bit of a setback, but everyt...
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My withdrawal from the Missouri market
Replies: 48
Views: 2373

My withdrawal from the Missouri market

DeckardCain wrote: Yes, I'm disappointed by this news as well.

Next year's writer will have a tough act to follow, but hopefully another quality writer will step in. Anything but Questions Galore.
Not *anything* but Questions Galore. I think I'm still scarred from the Triple Q questions at conference last year.
by Ravi Fernando
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: JV State 2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1921

JV State 2008

Hey everyone, just thought I'd add my comments on the tournament. I was room 27's timekeeper/spotter/recognizer/giver of fresh paper/runner of score sheets and other papers to and from the tally room in the morning rounds, accompanied by my teammates Joseph and Evan, who moderated and kept score (La...
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Predictions?
Replies: 39
Views: 2499

2008 District Predictions?

District 1:Cape Central District 2:Eureka District 3:Ladue District 4:Kirksville District 5:Rock Bridge District 6:Ozark (don't really know) District 7:Blue Springs District 8:NKC (next year could be a dead heat) Also does anyone know the District matchups for State yet? From MSHSAA : Round 1: 1-2,...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll?
Replies: 150
Views: 7332

Poll?

On that note, I guess it's about time to do another poll right before districts. I'd be willing to run it on a system similar to what Fred Morlan does for the national poll. So send me your top 15 from around the state. I suppose we can run this until like March April 5th, when all the varsity resu...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll?
Replies: 150
Views: 7332

Poll?

What about Kirksville? At the Marshall tournament, KV placed first, ahead of such teams as Hickman, Blue Springs, Rock Bridge, and Helias. Hickman was the only team that got within 200 points of us (in a 330-255 third-round game that was genuinely a nail-biter, although we beat them 540-220 in the f...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Marshall tournament 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Marshall tournament 2008

Large school division (if I remember correctly): 1. Kirksville 2. Hickman 3. Blue Springs 4. Rock Bridge I'm pretty sure that the individual awards were calculated wrong. Firstly, everyone's ppg seemed to be based on a five-game schedule rather than six. Secondly, Laura was given the second-place me...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Marshall tournament 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Marshall tournament 2008

I haven't seen any discussion of this tournament so far, so I decided to start a topic for it. I've really been looking forward to it because it appears that several decent/good teams will be there, but nobody massively stronger than Kirksville. More info and results coming tomorrow.
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008
Replies: 68
Views: 5758

Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008

That's one definition of "lateral thinking," but not necessarily what everyone but you is talking about (I agree with the thing about "clues" in your link though.) The point is that thinking (as opposed to just memorizing and recalling) is a part of quizbowl, whether you like it or not. As Einstein ...
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008
Replies: 68
Views: 5758

Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008

I was pretty disappointed after this tournament, partly because of my terrible performance, even on the math questions. A few things of note... Did anyone else notice that the questions in the last five games were harder than the first five? We beat FZW B 425-0 in the morning and 220-25 in the after...
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008
Replies: 68
Views: 5758

Truman State Spring Tournament -- March 1, 2008

... so apparently KV signed up for this last night.
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will your team do this year?
Replies: 11
Views: 985

How will your team do this year?

We had conference yesterday, so I'm editing my expectations. Only four teams (Marshall, Hannibal, Fulton, and Kirksville) showed up, so we played a round-robin in the morning followed by semifinals and final/3rd place game in the afternoon (so everyone played in the playoffs.) Most of our scores wer...
by Ravi Fernando
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will your team do this year?
Replies: 11
Views: 985

How will your team do this year?

We (KV) had our first meet, the KV tournament, on Saturday. We averaged 405 ppg in the morning rounds (nobody else averaged over 182 ppg) and won our playoff games with scores in the 300s. I was the top-scoring individual at 90 ppg (despite being rusty on some math stuff,) Laura placed second with 8...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll?
Replies: 150
Views: 7332

Poll?

We're polling already? KV's season hasn't even started.
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When do you start practicing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

When do you start practicing?

Our first practice was today.  Yeah, I know. *shameless plug* Hey, can your coach get hold of me? The Tri-Rivers (Knox Co, Clark Co, etc.) is using my questions, if your conference is going to use them too, we need to talk to make sure everyone gets fresh questions. If Ravi hasn't already, I'll PM ...
by Ravi Fernando
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When do you start practicing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

When do you start practicing?

Our first practice was today. Yeah, I know.
by Ravi Fernando
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007-08 PREDICTIONS!!!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2192

2007-08 PREDICTIONS!!!!!

chuq may be getting a run for his money in the a-hole of the month race








:huh:
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MACA JV State
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

MACA JV State

yeah, that tournament was pretty much terrible. KV played JV players some of the time and non-senior players (including two varsity players, which wasn't against any tournament rules) the rest of the time. it is somewhat notable that said varsity players (laura and I) didn't play enough to make it t...
by Ravi Fernando
Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: avatars
Replies: 466
Views: 14088

avatars

Schrödinger's lolcat ftw!
by Ravi Fernando
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New And Improved 2007-08 Predictions Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3334

The New And Improved 2007-08 Predictions Thread

This means probably we'll have to go somewhere at least an hour's drive from Tarkio for districts this year. <_< That won't be as fun, or easy, as hosting districts and not having to get up three hours before the tournament actually starts, but oh well. Going to districts last year, my team left sh...
by Ravi Fernando
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What conferences play quizbowl?
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

What conferences play quizbowl?

I'm in NCMC (North Central Missouri Conference.)
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 25, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 85863

lalalalala

ashkenaziCD wrote:My new obsession:
WEBoggle
My username is chuq, and I suq at it, but I just started today. I've only done 4 by 4.
haha, I was the only one to find "oxid" a moment ago, even though I didn't know it's a word...
by Ravi Fernando
Tue May 22, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Rankings 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1418

Final Rankings 2007

That's true. Anyway, I'm really unsure of how well FZW's other people would have done.
by Ravi Fernando
Tue May 22, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Rankings 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1418

Final Rankings 2007

Class 2: 1) Richland (NO Doubt) 2) College Hts 3) Tarkio 4) Barstow 5) S. Pemiscot (Wild-Cards: Scotland Co., McAuley, Fordland, Smithton, N. Platte) - There are so many contradictory results that it is very difficult to put a sensical order to these. Scotland County beat Tarkio at state, and they ...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 18, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188636

Things that don't suck

Getting sick the day a big assignment is due. EDIT I should note that I didn't totally have the assignment done. Haha, that happened to me on the Monday before state. Unfortunately, I was sick until Thursday afternoon; I had at least 35 pages of make-up work when I returned to school on Friday; I c...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 18, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188636

Things that don't suck

Getting sick the day a big assignment is due. EDIT I should note that I didn't totally have the assignment done. Haha, that happened to me on the Monday before state. Unfortunately, I was sick until Thursday afternoon; I had at least 35 pages of make-up work when I returned to school on Friday; I c...
by Ravi Fernando
Fri May 18, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who will repeat in 2008?
Replies: 44
Views: 2010

Who will repeat in 2008?

NKC defeats Kirksville for the championship. That would surprise me. We're losing Scott this year, and it will probably be difficult to win districts, let alone place second at state. 8 Chuqs would sit at desks. The questions will be read. The room will explode. And then comes math... *silence* ;) ...