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by WillHack
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 HSNCT will be in Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

Re: 2011 HSNCT will be in Atlanta

It's definitely looking like this could be an up-year for the NSC....
by WillHack
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 621
Views: 127166

Re: things that suck...

I'm house-sitting for one of my best friends while he is a camp counselor, and one of his campers is Will Walters, the kid who won on Tuesday (and is, incidentally, from my home town).
by WillHack
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6035

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Teams of four? Do the people on the teams have to be current high school/college students?
by WillHack
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 621
Views: 127166

Re: things that suck...

The eyesight of the man in yellow: This, this, a million times this. Also, I just read the MSHSAA Academic Competition manual. *vomits* I cannot believe we are expected to follow this crap. And just for your amusement: The following specific criteria shall be used by the schools and site selection ...
by WillHack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

That is ridiculous. Who would steal quizbowl questions? That's about as low as it gets.

Are you buying any of his story? It seems pretty farfetched to me.
by WillHack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: A Friendly Reminder From MSHSAA
Replies: 19
Views: 2528

Re: A Friendly Reminder From MSHSAA

Tea parties that I support all involve either Mad Hatters or Samuel Adams.
by WillHack
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri's all-star team
Replies: 44
Views: 18002

Re: Missouri's all-star team

Great job by Team Missouri. As far as I can tell, the questions were ridiculously hard (as might have been expected), and MO held its own. Congrats!
by WillHack
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Yeah I talked with Charlie about this earlier, I don't have a problem if teams decide to go to NSC instead of HSNCT (knowing that they probably won't do as well). But PACE questions are oftentimes recognized as superior to NAQT, so I figure there are plenty of reasons a team might prefer NSC. And I ...
by WillHack
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

It's the cost of doing both, not either/or.
by WillHack
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Yeah I'm not sure why or how you continue to find some way to take exception to what I say.
by WillHack
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Consider the fact that I included no time table for that chart. Just an order that it makes sense, in my mind, to see things done. If, for example, Charles Hang had moved to a new school that had no quizbowl team at the beginning of his senior year, I'm sure he could have taken that school from Step...
by WillHack
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

"who has done absolutely nothing to help the status quo." - I helped get PCH to its first ever HSNCT. Absolutely nothing? Sounds like an insult. "Not that you tried too hard to begin with as I recall you won most of your rounds off the backs of better teammates you Mr. So Deserving Of Your Last Name...
by WillHack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

I question whether your insults are appropriate to this conversation or this board, Sean. When I played in Missouri, I wasn't a great player but I organized my team as best I could and studied hard the way I knew how. True it wasn't the best way, and I've got the hundreds of flash cards to prove it,...
by WillHack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

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by WillHack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

@Dees: Indeed you do quote a few other things that I said: "If the best teams in the state were going to all or most of the good tournaments in Missouri, this would make a lot more sense. Motivate Missouri teams to go to those, then worry about tournaments 10 hours away." Which I hold by. It doesn't...
by WillHack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Well I'm not surprised that I'm being villainized here, something about this board often results in an "us-vs-them" mentality, but the statements you're arguing against are: "I feel like Missouri schools would be significantly outclassed by most of the NSC teams at this point in time." and "I think ...
by WillHack
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Yes but Missouri teams actually WIN at HSNCT... as you should know best, Charles. Don't get me wrong; I desperately wanted to go to the NSC when I played for PCH. And if we had had the money, we would have gone. But we barely got the money to go to HSNCT. And if we had gone, we would have been slaug...
by WillHack
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

I'm not defending a comparison between PCH and Dorman, which I already said didn't make much sense. I'm saying that AYP is stupid. If the best teams in the state were going to all or most of the good tournaments in Missouri, this would make a lot more sense. Motivate Missouri teams to go to those, t...
by WillHack
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Yeah most of that is pretty fair, although I'm still not going to buy into the AYP. Parkway Central doesn't always pass them, and while it may not be an "elite" school, it's pretty darn good. I think it is encouraging to teams at the HSNCT that they win a good number of games. The biggest reason Mis...
by WillHack
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

I'm going to try to ignore the fact that you think No Child Left Behind is a good indicator of anything related to quizbowl, and point out that Dorman has consistently been one of the best teams in the country. When you're that good, you find a way to make every tournament there is. There are no tea...
by WillHack
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

You're suggesting that Missouri teams go to one of the most expensive tournaments they could possibly attend, when they generally have to push to get funding just to go to high quality tournaments in Missouri. I think Missouri teams need smaller steps than missing playoffs at the HSNCT to dishing ou...
by WillHack
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

I feel like my statement was not at all refuted by your response, Dees. :p
by WillHack
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

I feel like Missouri schools would be significantly outclassed by most of the NSC teams at this point in time.
by WillHack
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4028

Re: PACE NSC

Idk if anyone will know this, but given how well Bellarmine did at the HSNCT, why weren't they at the NSC?
by WillHack
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: A Friendly Reminder From MSHSAA
Replies: 19
Views: 2528

Re: A Friendly Reminder From MSHSAA

If it ever came down to it, I would like to see what would happen if a school went to a tournament before that date and just didn't tell MSHSAA about it. Would anyone care?
by WillHack
Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSNCT tips and tricks
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: HSNCT tips and tricks

Lol I would've got that one for sure, thank you Dees.
by WillHack
Mon May 31, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: HSNCT Predictions

The stats initially had both Helias and Ladue in the playoffs; those got retracted later.
by WillHack
Fri May 28, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSNCT tips and tricks
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: HSNCT tips and tricks

Argonauts of the Western Pacific by Bronislaw Malinowski.
by WillHack
Thu May 27, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: HSNCT Predictions

If we'd just known Pickett's Charge one tenth of a second earlier, we would have been against Savannah for a play-in into the playoffs.
by WillHack
Thu May 27, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 86488

Re: lalalalala

Maryland is boring. I would rather go to, like, 37 different states.
by WillHack
Thu May 27, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

HSNCT Predictions

A few thoughts on what might happen at the upcoming championship: 1. Question quality will be infinitely better than what it is in Missouri, yet below everyone else's standards by a wide margin. Teams from power states will complain non-stop. There will be one question whose answer is "Barking." 2. ...
by WillHack
Thu May 27, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 86488

Re: lalalalala

So quizbowl is the one reason I meet some people online before I meet them in real life (and then proceed to meet those people in real life as well). Least now I can put a face with some of these names :lol: Now as opposed to me. I've let online friends in my car immediately after meeting them in p...
by WillHack
Sun May 23, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189744

Re: Things that don't suck

ZhangC1459 wrote:
ashkenaziCD wrote:You still may know more about the French Revolution than Grant Gates.
LOLOL this be a challenge, sir?
It be a challenge indeed! And I've been in town for a few weeks now, so I'm ready to go. :D
by WillHack
Thu May 20, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189744

Re: Things that don't suck

Guys if you ever decide to do the Skyzone dodgeball thing, let me know so I can slaughter you. :D
by WillHack
Tue May 18, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about food
Replies: 177
Views: 51494

Re: Random posts about food

Man if I were homeless, i would eat there every day.
by WillHack
Wed May 12, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10668

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

As someone who memorized flashcards for quizbowl, I don't know how much I can comment on the deeper-knowledge aspect of the game. :p However, I do want to point out that NAQT does get into trivia sometimes, whether on academic subjects or just basic trash. At the HSNCT last year, I powered a questio...
by WillHack
Sun May 09, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10668

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

Haha, you didn't "Noh" any other kind? :P
by WillHack
Fri May 07, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Inaugural MOQBA Singles Championship (May 22, 2010)
Replies: 54
Views: 114735

Re: Inaugural MOQBA Singles Championship (May 22, 2010)

Yep, I bet 300 that Grant wins. Sorry, PCH guys. :P
by WillHack
Mon May 03, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Inaugural MOQBA Singles Championship (May 22, 2010)
Replies: 54
Views: 114735

Re: Inaugural MOQBA Singles Championship (May 22, 2010)

I have a very strong suspicion about who is going to win this one....
by WillHack
Sat May 01, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189744

Re: Things that don't suck

*Somehow is not shocked nor offended by anything said by Chris Zhang* :p
by WillHack
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding bonuses
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: Rebounding bonuses

I know that some people at HSNCT were discussing quick-passing boni they were unlikely to get in order to preserve time?
by WillHack
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri's all-star team
Replies: 44
Views: 18002

Re: Missouri's all-star team

Ah but with Nick maybe some of the "Parkway Central Luck" will rub off, and Missouri will beat Pennsylvania and Michigan... while losing to Oklahoma and Vermont. :p
by WillHack
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding bonuses
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: Rebounding bonuses

I remember when you got that toss-up, Chris, I was pissed... for about 20 seconds, until we won the game. :p But that's why in that one earlier round, I intentionally missed the last question before anyone else on our team had a chance to answer it. Honestly, I feel like rebounding bonuses benefit t...
by WillHack
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about food
Replies: 177
Views: 51494

Re: Random posts about food

Chinese. You can't go wrong with Chinese food.
by WillHack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about food
Replies: 177
Views: 51494

Re: Random posts about food

Basically, because of Passover and the situation at the dorm where getting food is hard, I've spent the last week as a vegetarian. Let's just say, I've come to appreciate meat a lot more than I used to. Additionally, because I was too lazy to try to find kosher-for-Passover soft drinks, I've spent t...
by WillHack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: moquizbowl.com NCAA tournament pool, 2010 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Re: moquizbowl.com NCAA tournament pool, 2010 edition

ashkenaziCD wrote:I'm so angry I picked the winner.
ashkenaziCD wrote:Also, taste the pain losers.
Amen to that.
by WillHack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeding at MSHSAA Districts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Seeding at MSHSAA Districts?

The idea that MSHSAA wants you to enter your record is kind of ridiculous, considering how widely varied team experiences are. I think what MSHSAA is going for is the gradual inclusion of more data points, to more closely regulate academic competition in the future (which is disturbing in and of its...
by WillHack
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: moquizbowl.com NCAA tournament pool, 2010 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Re: moquizbowl.com NCAA tournament pool, 2010 edition

Yeah so my bracket is currently in the top 99.9% in the nation... just saying.
by WillHack
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189744

Re: Things that don't suck

Korie Lucious.