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 WilliamofOrange
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Louis Open (07/14/2012)
Replies: 38
Views: 11729

Re: St. Louis Open (07/14/2012)

Any word on when ATTACK will be open for discussion? There were just a couple of things (one bonus part in particular) that struck me as ridiculous in one direction or the other in terms of difficulty.

Though, overall, I thought the set was super well made. Much love for Mr. Silverman and his crew.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Louis Summer Open Interest Check
Replies: 34
Views: 10336

Re: St. Louis Summer Open Interest Check

socalcaptain wrote:Will, there's a spot left on my team. It's yours if you want it.
Let's do it!
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Louis Summer Open Interest Check
Replies: 34
Views: 10336

Re: St. Louis Summer Open Interest Check

I'm offering myself up as a free agent. Specialties of mine include physics, late 90's - early 00's boy bands, and anything even peripherally related to the show Burn Notice. Anybody want to join up?
by WilliamofOrange
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Jefferson City High School's Bill Currie Memorial Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

Re: Jefferson City High School's Bill Currie Memorial Tournament

Because I love being a stickler for stats, how exactly did Helias answer 24 out of 20 questions in round 11? 12 negs seems high. Also, their 305 "bonus" points in round 12 is throwing their overall ppb out of whack.
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/22/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 15231

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/22/2011)

Is it just me, or did Rock Bridge A get 420 points in their seventh game while only answering 5 tossups?
by WilliamofOrange
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Class schedules for next semester
Replies: 212
Views: 64483

Re: Class schedules for next semester

MATH 347 - Fundamentals of Mathematics
MATH 241 - Honors Calculus III
CS 125 - Intro to Computer Science
PHIL 105 - Intro to Ethics
LAS 122 - Leadership and Society (Freshman Seminar)

15 hours of fun!

EDIT: Schedule Change.
by WilliamofOrange
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ace camp at cambellsville
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Ace camp at cambellsville

Mewto55555 wrote:darn i thought blizzardageddon was this past winter
His name is a reference to the event that gave him an inordinate amount of time to become really really good.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 25464

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

Also, I can stick around to help staff VCU Trash if y'all need it.

EDIT (8:12pm 7/22/11): Since the trash tournament is shaping up to be team-based and thus requiring fewer moderators, I'll be staffing it only if you really want the help.
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 186558

Re: Things that don't suck

FIREEEEEEWORKSSSSS!!! :wink:
by WilliamofOrange
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 25464

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

You may delete the "?" after my name; I'll be staffing.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Random posts about music
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Re: Random posts about music

Papa's in the House wrote:Start a Pandora channel for Explosions in the Sky and let the calming music carry you away.
I fully endorse this activity. Sigur Ros, The Union Trade, and This Will Destroy You have similar effects.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 25464

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

By the way, what's the distribution for this set that we're using?
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 25464

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

Papa's in the House wrote: William Alexander?
Please, call me Will. :D

And yeah, I'll definitely be around for this. And unless any team has some serious pop culture/art deficit they'd like to see filled, I guess I'll be staffing!
by WilliamofOrange
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Tau Day!
Replies: 1
Views: 2157

Re: Happy Tau Day!

Can't happen. By which I mean I won't let it, lest those days in 8th grade memorizing hundreds of digits of it to win a competition seem even less productive. Though the value of pi arises from the circumference/area of a circle in relation to its radius, and that using tau may make that particular ...
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 128
Views: 25464

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

Depending on when this happens, I can certainly help staff. Or play, if somebody wants another teammate.
by WilliamofOrange
Sun May 22, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 23
Views: 6289

Re: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)

Oh hey, something cool to note: MOQBA Singles Championship 2010: Median score: 60.00 PPG Mean score: 65.38 PPG MOQBA Singles Championship 2011 (Neglecting out-of-state players.. sorry guys!) Median score: 66.67 PPG Mean score: 71.67 PPG Isn't Harvard Fall Tournament harder than TJ's tournament last ...
by WilliamofOrange
Wed May 18, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 9759

Re: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)

Will we still be able to squeeze in a full round robin?
by WilliamofOrange
Sun May 15, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 23
Views: 6289

Re: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)

My teammate, Dillon Sandhu, will also be participating.
by WilliamofOrange
Wed May 11, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 9759

Re: 2011 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (5/21/2011)

Just a preliminary notice before my coach e-mails you; we ARE bringing an A team, and we MIGHT be bringing a B team (pending transportation issues.)
by WilliamofOrange
Thu May 05, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are NAQT's computational math questions too easy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Are NAQT's computational math questions too easy?

I feel Coach Brown may have been using some... "abnormal" evidence in his conclusion. In each of the games in that district, either Ladue or Clayton was present, both of whose teams have insanely strong computational math players.
by WilliamofOrange
Mon May 02, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State Predictions
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: State Predictions

Well, class 4 probably will be one to watch, but not for upset purposes; it'll just be fun to see how much Ladue can score. It's like their normal domination of Missouri quizbowl, except now Max gets 10 free (math) questions per game.
by WilliamofOrange
Mon May 02, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 186558

Re: Things that don't suck

socalcaptain wrote:As awesome as the previous thing is...

Bin Laden confirmed dead.
As cool as biting a head off of a snake is, nobody's death should be celebrated in that manner. Just sayin'.
by WilliamofOrange
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 186558

Re: Things that don't suck

Mewto55555 wrote:actually solving some problems on the USAMO
Actually solving A problem on the USAMO. Holy crap, haha.
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Team seriousness/four player rule (split from district results)
Replies: 22
Views: 3286

Re: 2011 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it doesn't help your cause when you say stuff denigrating prom (which may or may not be silly in hindsight but which is in fact the most important social event of high school). Occasionally there are in fact quizbowl players that want to do these CRAZY things like ...
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Movement
Replies: 34
Views: 3797

Re: College Movement

University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign :D I dig this. I take it you're going into engineering? Mathematics, actually. But I'm totally into the idea of engineering, and it's one of the reasons I chose UIUC; in case engineering turns out to be as awesome as it appears, I have a great school with w...
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Movement
Replies: 34
Views: 3797

Re: College Movement

University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign :D
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do YOU study?
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

How do YOU study?

Hey guys! I was curious, how do you personally prepare for Quizbowl? We all know the conventional way, which essentially breaks down into writing interesting/useful things down and researching what you don't know, which is fine. It works, helps develop some knowledge that isn't strictly for competit...
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:39 pm
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)

Full details will be available soon How soon shall this be? If you have information on hand, please let me know. Don't go out of your way to check, however, since it's more a matter of curiosity than concern. All coaches received an email with the details for the tournament on Friday, Jan 14. Ah, t...
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:12 pm
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)

Charbroil wrote: Full details will be available soon
How soon shall this be? If you have information on hand, please let me know. Don't go out of your way to check, however, since it's more a matter of curiosity than concern.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 11613

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011

All the more reason to be excited for WUHSAC, as the illusive Dylan Becraft will finally be able to unleash his wrath upon us mere mortals. :lol:
by WilliamofOrange
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 11613

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011

I believe Ladue B included some of their A team players. So should we be rating schools with multiple teams on the assumption that their A team would simply be their best 4 players, their B team would be their next 4 best players, and so on? If not, there's some inherent difficulty and even impossi...
by WilliamofOrange
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA

Mewto55555 wrote:I referenced a math computation tossup? I can see why I am hated :lol:
You're right, in retrospect that's probably worse. WHAT, 9000?!?
by WilliamofOrange
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 11613

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl in 2010-2011

On the voting topic, how do you accurately measure the skill of a team when they have impressive bonus conversion but not a particularly high ppg to match? I'm thinking of Ladue B at Tiger Bowl, specifically. Perhaps their ppg was artificially forced downward by being in difficult brackets the entir...
by WilliamofOrange
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA

Actually, back in the Spring of '09 (Rolla I believe?) there was a math computation tossup which had the answer of x > 9000. That's obviously what Max is referencing, Charles. No memes to troll upon here. :wink: On topic: His letter almost feels quasi-Stream of Consciousness, at least in the sense t...
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011
Replies: 64
Views: 22062

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

Ah, gotcha. That makes more sense. Thanks for clarifying for me.
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011
Replies: 64
Views: 22062

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

I have a quick question: Since you're writing tossups with simpler giveaway clues to help raise tossup conversion (which I think is a fine concept) does this mean that the preceding lines will be accordingly easier? I'm sure you've figured out a way around this, but I feel like this will lead to a p...
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRC practices
Replies: 50
Views: 16968

Re: IRC practices

How exactly does an irc practice work? It sounds like a lot of fun, and I'd like to come along.

Furthermore, glee is a perfectly adequate reason to miss an hour of quizbowl, particularly with all that's going on this season. :D
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010
Replies: 55
Views: 11942

Re: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010

Thanks a whole bunch to you lot at Mizzou who hosted the tournament (which I personally had a blast at, and /barely/ got a book out of) and to anyone else that helped to make it happen! And also, great job to everyone competing, especially those four who very deservedly received bids to nationals. Y...
by WilliamofOrange
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010
Replies: 55
Views: 11942

Re: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010

If only to give those checking the board for update something to look at, I'd just like to say this awesome tournament is on SATURDAY!!! just two days from now! Woohoo! Sorry if this would be considered spam, but I'm really very excited. Does anyone else share my enthusiasm?
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)
Replies: 23
Views: 6289

Re: Second Annual MOQBA Singles Championship at MU (5/21/2011)

I can come. Out of curiosity, would you have the ability to expand the field to greater than 16? I'd love to see a few of my teammates compete too.
by WilliamofOrange
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

Tip
by WilliamofOrange
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 48
Views: 10944

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

Mimicking Sam's response; Eureka's coming.
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010
Replies: 55
Views: 11942

Re: Tiger Bowl III @ MU -- December 4, 2010

With the new 24 team cap, does that mean that the number of teams with invitations to nationals has increased as well?
by WilliamofOrange
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125565

Re: things that suck...

Getting all dressed up for an awards ceremony and them forgetting to recognize you. Good ol' Rockwood school district, haha.
by WilliamofOrange
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

AIME!
by WilliamofOrange
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

Antoine
by WilliamofOrange
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

Boom
by WilliamofOrange
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

Oddysey
by WilliamofOrange
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23494

Re: Word Association

Worm
(you could do that if you'd like, haha.)