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by merv1618
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 18
Views: 5079

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Thanks Matt!
by merv1618
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 18
Views: 5079

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Is this happening again?
by merv1618
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

ashkenaziCD wrote:You really care that much what websites showing statistics from high school quizbowl tournaments look like?
Well that's the pot calling the kettle mildly ochre.
by merv1618
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

(I'm sure this already was brought up) Yes it was Haaaaa. No irony there. Current bonus calculation is: points scored/points possible; results in a bonus calculation of [0,1] Desired bonus calculation is: points scored/3 part bonuses heard; results in a bonus calculation of [0,30] To achieve this, ...
by merv1618
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

Mickey0R0urke wrote:I just need help figuring out how to get SQBS to display it as a number out of 30 rather than a decimal out of 1.
1) I highly doubt you're the only one who needs to know this, but that being said

2) People should just ask this stuff
by merv1618
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

I find the fact that most HSNCT/PACE-relevant MO tournaments still list bonus conversion as a decimal out of one ridiculous. It shouldn't be a matter of software or anything of the sort as almost nobody else uses the 1.00 system anymore. Even NSC finally switched to 30.00.
by merv1618
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013-2014 Pre-Season Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

Re: 2013-2014 Pre-Season Poll

I mean so far this has more posted results than Hothem's preseason poll.
by merv1618
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Decisions-Class of 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3482

Re: College Decisions-Class of 2013

panthers787 wrote:I am also interested at starting a quiz bowl team at Northwest. If you want to get together in the Fall and qualify the parameters needed to create a team, let me know.
I say do it if the interest is there. MO college QB needs a serious boost, outside of WUSTL, MU, Truman, and SEMO.
by merv1618
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189215

Re: Things that don't suck

Daft Punk's new album. But seriously.
by merv1618
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

This is tomorrow. Woo!
by merv1618
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189215

Re: Things that don't suck

Laduuuuuueeeee
by merv1618
Thu May 30, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

For the love of all things based can someone please update the spreadsheet?
by merv1618
Mon May 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship
Replies: 9
Views: 4404

Re: 2013 Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship

Zurvan wrote:Just a small tweak to the singles stats for anyone who might care: after removing a nonexistent game between Andy and Wenzer, Andy's PPG should rise to about 137.7. I have to admit, his soloing prowess is most impressive.
The Sun has risen.
by merv1618
Tue May 07, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

L-Town Expatriate wrote:I'm debating between declaring free agency (Team "Nigel Farage Stunt Doubles", anyone?) and volunteering as a staffer. I've mentioned the idea to Stephanie as well, so unless she stamps her foot and says no, I'd be a two-fer.
play play play
by merv1618
Sun May 05, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 MSHSAA Sectionals/State
Replies: 24
Views: 4440

Re: 2013 MSHSAA Sectionals/State

Wait... you're telling me moderators at MSHSAA tournaments were bad?
by merv1618
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

khrum wrote:The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
No tiebreakers?
by merv1618
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Javatron wrote:looks like we're getting the band back together.
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/i ... 395494.jpg

And quite suitably, our team name has changed to "Remembrance of Things Past."
by merv1618
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Rumors have spread in an Iron Chef Japan fashion of a possible appearance of the legendary Ikshu Neithalath...
by merv1618
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 126575

Re: things that suck...

scphilli wrote:Having your phone start SHRIEKING in the middle of the Naqt division 1 final because of an amber alert in Texas?!? And then being unable to get it to immediately stop!
lololololol
by merv1618
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

khrum wrote:There will be a Charlie Dees-written side event available to play after the main event.
Which is....? I'm assuming something musicky?
by merv1618
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 18
Views: 5079

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Max Schindler is currently in second. WILL HIS REIGN OF TERROR NEVER END?
by merv1618
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189215

Re: Things that don't suck

Gil Shaham's album Devil's Dance. Seriously, check it out.
by merv1618
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 126575

Re: things that suck...

Northwestern's basketball team, as usual...
by merv1618
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 56
Views: 18845

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

^^ that.
by merv1618
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 2 at Mizzou
Replies: 21
Views: 6223

Re: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 2 at Mizzou

staaaaaaaaaaaats I think this is actually the quickest I've had complete stats up for the Qualifier since the tournament moved to Columbia. I do like to get stats up as soon as they're done, but I don't have Internet access on my laptop at the tournament and I don't have a chance to finalize them u...
by merv1618
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Bonus stats

But there are separate bounceback stat lines for that reason, which make sense to be a percentage. However there are plenty of tournaments which have both bounceback percentages as well as XX.XX/30.00 ppb statlines.
by merv1618
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Bonus stats

I'm curious as to why most MOQBA tournament stat reports are given as a decimal percentage instead of out of 30. I mean it's easy to convert it, but it still strikes me as pretty odd.
by merv1618
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6073

Re: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013

Mickey0R0urke wrote:DI is going to be a triple round robin.
Awwww yeeeeee.
by merv1618
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Rock Bridge WIT on Jan 19th
Replies: 17
Views: 4246

Re: Rock Bridge WIT on Jan 19th

Were bouncebacks used? I'm curious as to how SLUH B had points when Ladue A grailed round 3.
by merv1618
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6073

Re: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013

merv1618 wrote:About goddamn time NAQT announced sites. I'll do my best to have NU swing this way instead of OSU.
NVM, UIC is hosting. Best of wishes.
by merv1618
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6073

Re: NAQT Region 11 SCT at Truman State-February 9, 2013

About goddamn time NAQT announced sites. I'll do my best to have NU swing this way instead of OSU.
by merv1618
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Decisions-Class of 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3482

Re: College Decisions-Class of 2013

khrum wrote:I will let you know once I hear back from Moberly.
You could take Moberly to a CCCT national title perhaps. Yet you also got accepted to Wash U. Hmmmmmm.....
by merv1618
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

I would argue that a team is hypothetical until it actually exists, and you shouldn't rank hypothetical teams over teams that have results in real events. Also though, Hickman A had all 4 A team players in the playoffs at MFAT, so you can in fact rank them by that criteria. They still played it as ...
by merv1618
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

I'd have to slightly disagree. I'd put the top teams as follows: 1) Ladue A 2) Hickman A 3, 4) Clayton A, Ladue B (too close to call) 5 to 8 ) Hickman B, Rock Bridge A, NKC, Hallsville "A" (too close to call) 9 and on) Parkway West, SLUH, Oakville, Hallsville "B" My reason for exchanging the second ...
by merv1618
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Central Region at Centralia
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Re: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Central Region at Centralia

bruins4life wrote:Prelim Stats

Hickman A's total score against Hickman C needs to be adjusted
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... dividuals/
Also as much as I believe in RBHS C, I don't think they got 32.5 ppb in one of their matches.
by merv1618
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 126575

Re: things that suck...

FishyFreshman wrote:Getting constant invitations and notifications on Facebook about ridiculous apps and Facebook games.

Looking at you, Matt Chadbourne >.> :evil:
Yuuuuuuuuuuup
by merv1618
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Rock Bridge WIT on Jan 19th
Replies: 17
Views: 4246

Re: Rock Bridge WIT on Jan 19th

bruins4life wrote:!Uno espoto lefto!
Someone obviously needs to read more Questions Galore translation tossups.
by merv1618
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 189215

Re: Things that don't suck

Missouri doesn't suck! Akin got axed.
by merv1618
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

Todd Akin: legitimate answers are always recognized.
by merv1618
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

I feel like this is becoming the birth control argument of quiz bowl. (The sad part is that this isn't a joke.)
by merv1618
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

Note to self: find Sean Phillips a joke book.

EDIT: Actually, that would be a terrible, terrible idea.
by merv1618
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

Ladue B yeahhhh So the season's started. Hickman did very well this weekend too; I didn't see them play, but they seemed to have comparable stats to Clayton & Ladue B. My money's on those three in a three-way slugfest for 2nd-4th, at least until one of them really puts their nose to the grindstone....
by merv1618
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 126575

Re: things that suck...

Physics textbooks being over 200 #*&@ing dollars used.