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by Charbroil
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

So I was attempting to get my high school team back together for this, but it didn't pan out, so I'm looking for teammates - just get in touch with me if interested. Incidentally, regardless of whether you find teammates or not, if you could email me with your registration information (especially t...
by Charbroil
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 HSNCT will be in Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

2011 HSNCT will be in Atlanta

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =2&t=10245

This should make things interesting for Missouri teams.
by Charbroil
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Just so everyone knows, free agents and understaffed teams that show up late without contacting me will be charged $5/person. Also, please make out checks to "St. Charles Community College;" we can take cash as well, but we'd greatly appreciate payment by check. Also, we'll be meeting in the Social ...
by Charbroil
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New College team
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: New College team

Does any one know if they ever got a team together. I start there in the fall. I heard from Dakota that they were having practices; try messaging him to see if anything's happening. Edit: Given that he's apparently transferred to a school in Nevada, I wouldn't be terribly confident. Still, there mi...
by Charbroil
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Just to note: A team needs to have at least three players in order to qualify for the "Team with all players from the same school" discount.

Also: Teachers and other staff from a school do count for the abovementioned discount. Feel free to bring your coaches and save money.
by Charbroil
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Jason Loy wrote:To my knowledge, high schoolers are explicitly allowed to play in summer opens on non-school teams.
This is indeed correct.
by Charbroil
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Just wanted to remind everyone that this is only two weeks away, and that people should start registering teams. See you in two weeks!
by Charbroil
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Just wanted to remind everyone that this is only two weeks away, and that people should start registering teams. See you in two weeks!
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: St. Louis Summer Practices

Actually, I just realized that I'll have a family obligation tomorrow, so no practice tomorrow.
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: St. Louis Summer Practices

PCreedon wrote:Will there be a practice this Thursday?
I do practices on Wednesdays, so I'll be there Wednesday but not Thursday.
by Charbroil
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

Re: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

WillHack wrote:Teams of four? Do the people on the teams have to be current high school/college students?
Yes to the first, though obviously there's the possibility that some teams will be shorthanded. And no to the second.
by Charbroil
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 5
Views: 614

St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

I already posted this in the collegiate section, but we're going to be hosting an open tournament at St. Charles CC. Both high school and college players are welcome to attend. For more information, please see here: http://www.moquizbowl.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2118
by Charbroil
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC
Replies: 21
Views: 6101

St. Charles Open at St. Charles CC

Stats for this event can be found here: Preliminary Results: http://results.scobo.net/StCharlesCC/2010SCCOpenPre Combined Results: http://results.scobo.net/StCharlesCC/2010SCCOpen *********************************************************************** Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to announce that t...
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010) at MU
Replies: 52
Views: 2932

Re: Missouri Open II?

Hey everyone, ...The set is going to be way harder than a normal high school set... Have you considered mirroring the VCU Novice set instead, given the relative weakness of your field? In any case, I'm not sure when I'm leaving for China, but if I'm in the country this weekend, I'll definitely be t...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: St. Louis Summer Practices

We're having this again this upcoming Wednesday (the 23rd of June).
by Charbroil
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri's all-star team
Replies: 44
Views: 18033

Re: Missouri's all-star team

Standing here in Buttrick 101; teams are sitting in the auditorium in front of me while we wait for some final arrangements to be taken care of. Team Missouri appears to be observing the ceiling arrangements. Casual observation of said arrangements reveals nothing which seems worth attracting the cl...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

I just believe that the NSC is less of a priority than many here seem to think it is. Actually, I can make a list of the order of priorities I think makes most sense... 2. Start practicing (including purchasing some practice question sets, once you've done all the free ones you can find... Just out...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

It's the cost of doing both, not either/or. In that case, I presume that you don't have any objection to teams going to NSC in lieu of HSNCT? While I would hardly say that NSC is an unequivocally superior tournament, there are definitely some aspects of it that might make it a better choice for a t...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

I think this whole conversation has pretty much drifted into irrelevance, given that everyone seems to be arguing the same essential point (that NSC is a great tournament and that teams should go if they can). I just have one question for Will--why do you keep on emphasizing how expensive NSC is, gi...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Class schedules for next semester
Replies: 212
Views: 65621

Re: Class schedules for next semester

We didn't sign up until orientation. We met with our 4 year advisors and signed up for classes shortly after we arrived on campus. If you do a summer program, then I believe you can sign up then. Right--it depends on which school you're with. Engineers sign up earlier, ArtSci people later; I imagin...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: HSNCT Predictions

dividebyzero wrote:...[Of course I'm not completely aware of how the selection process works/is supposed to work, so keep my comment in that context]
This was the advertisement soliciting bids this year, in case you're curious: http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2010/host-call.html
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

Restating the universally agreed upon facts that teams attending Nationals will need to spend money and anticipate quite possibly losing badly, with the caveat that: I agree completely with Alex Dzurick's latest post. Go for it, get the money and go. I agree with the last point entirely. Teams that...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Class schedules for next semester
Replies: 212
Views: 65621

Re: Class schedules for next semester

On a loosely related note, anybody know if there's a similar kind of deal for signing up for classes as a freshman at WashU? You sign up for classes a little bit before orientation. I think it's in early August, if I recall correctly. Check out this: http://firstyear.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx fo...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

St. Louis & KC are peanuts compared to Chicago, LA, San Francisco & San Diego. Sad but true. You do realize that both St. Louis & KC have larger, more vibrant by far circuits than all of the teams you just mentioned except Chicago? More importantly, do you really have a point you're trying to make ...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

Unlike California and Illinois, we're not extensively connected with regional airline, rail and bus options. Our only Megabus line runs along I-70. We don't have the sheer number of teams in close proximity to one another, around major metropolitans or easily connected to them by way of said extens...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

Post regarding Missouri's budgetary shortfalls, etc. Whereas I'm sure everything you've said is true, I really disagree that the overall budgetary situation in Missouri is terribly relevant to this discussion. It's true that many Missouri schools (and by extension, Quiz Bowl teams) do have budgetar...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

Yes but Missouri teams actually WIN at HSNCT... as you should know best, Charles. Getting nationals experience is important. Going to the HSNCT is more practical, and the competition level is a lot more accessible. I really disagree with the sentiment that you're likely to win more games at HSNCT t...
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

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. Isn't this true for HSNCT too? Unless your argument is fundamentally that teams shouldn...
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: St. Louis Summer Practices

As can be inferred from Ikshu's post, I'm doing this again on Wednesday at the same time & place. Unfortunately, I realized that I'll be unavailable on Thursday.
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC
Replies: 79
Views: 4136

Re: PACE NSC

...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. Charlie hit most of the important points already, but it's worth noting that just because a team is good doesn't mean that it can pull money out of thin air...
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri's all-star team
Replies: 44
Views: 18033

Re: Missouri's all-star team

PenforPrez wrote: I really like the early part of the schedule; I think that will help us get into a groove. :)
Team Texas is probably going to be one of the better teams there, so I'm not sure if that's really going to help very much. New Hampshire and Vermont should be beatable, though.
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: HSNCT Predictions

I would recommend emailing results@naqt.com with that information, then.
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 41
Views: 10500

Re: 2010 Nationals bids thread

There's a PACE NSC Blog as well: http://pacensc.wordpress.com/

I'm looking forward to see how Holden does, especially given that they're the first non-NKC team to ever attend NSC from Missouri (at least as far as I'm aware of).
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: St. Louis Summer Practices

logic2718 wrote:I can also bring a laptop.
Please do; I would really rather not have to print off four rounds, especially given that I'm not sure if I have a printing quota over the summer.
by Charbroil
Mon May 31, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Summer Practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

St. Louis Summer Practices

I'm planning on holding semi-weekly or weekly practices for college and high school players seeking to improve over the summer as well as just hang out and have fun. Tentatively, the first of these events will be this upcoming Thursday in the Danforth University Center at WashU* (the same place we h...
by Charbroil
Sun May 30, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: HSNCT Predictions

Generally, how long do stats usually take to get posted? (Officially, by NAQT) Not long, if I recall correctly from last year. I figure it must take a decent amount of time with such a huge field, but I have no idea how many people are working on it, etc. (Also, I assume this is why their site is d...
by Charbroil
Sun May 30, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: HSNCT Predictions

So, for those of you following this from home, here are the standings for Missouri Teams, in order: (Placement out of 200 teams) 5-5: Clayton High School (87th overall) North Kansas City (89th overall) Ladue Horton Watkins (94th overall) Helias High School (95th overall) Villa Duchesne (104th overal...
by Charbroil
Fri May 28, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSNCT tips and tricks
Replies: 31
Views: 3039

Re: HSNCT tips and tricks

Bumping this thread because this is happening again.
by Charbroil
Wed May 26, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 41
Views: 10500

Re: 2010 Nationals bids thread

Also, HSNCT bound teams should check out the HSNCT blog at: http://hsnct.wordpress.com/

There's quite a bit of interesting prognostication, as well as a list of noteworthy teams that will be attending the tournament.
by Charbroil
Tue May 25, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

scphilli wrote:Just an FYI for anyone doing the Wednesday one, the meters are free at wustl after 6.
Thanks for mentioning this. Also, we'll probably be meeting in Tisch Commons downstairs before going to whichever room we practice in.
by Charbroil
Sat May 22, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

I'm planning on hosting our last two Pre-Nationals practices on these dates & times: Monday, May 24th at 3:30 PM at Clayton High School Wednesday, May 26th at 6:00 PM at in the Danforth University Center at Washington University in St. Louis (building 25 at http://visitor.wustl.edu/danforthmap.pdf) ...
by Charbroil
Thu May 20, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS
Replies: 57
Views: 10732

Re: 2010 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS

State SQBS Results Here: Class 1 Preliminaries: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=Charbroil&id=9&page=standings Class 1 Playoffs: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=Charbroil&id=10&page=standings Class 2: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=Charbroil&id=12&page=standings Class 3 Prelimin...
by Charbroil
Sun May 16, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

PenforPrez wrote:I can't make it either. Darn work! :(
That's alright--I'm glad you're better now!
by Charbroil
Sun May 16, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

Okay, we're definitely going ahead with this, but there are a couple of slight changes. First of all, we'll be meeting at Clayton High School instead of WashU. Second, we'll be meeting at 3:30 PM instead of 4:00.
by Charbroil
Sun May 16, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

ZhangC1459 wrote:Ammar's unsure, WASHU is kinda out of the way. Depending, we might have to postpone it to a different night.
Let me know what might be a better location & time, and please try to get actual confirmations from Ammar (and yourself).
by Charbroil
Sat May 15, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

St. Louis Area Pre-Nationals practice

So, with HSNCT & NSC coming up soon, I'm organizing a pre-Nationals practice this upcoming Monday at WashU around 4 in the afternoon for high schoolers interested in getting some additional practice against top area players. I already have some degree of interest from Clayton & PCH people, so we sho...
by Charbroil
Wed May 12, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10911

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

Granted, I think NAQT has been doing a fairly good job in terms of getting students to apply practical knowledge, our team is short on literature and instead of memorizing lists I'm personally planning to read a couple of the books on the "NAQT must know" list, especially ones I know nearly nothing...
by Charbroil
Tue May 11, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10911

Re: 2010 MSHSAA State Discussion

Others can probably go into more detail on this issue, but here are some points worth bringing up. NAQT is essentially a trivia contest for the well educated. The more obscure information you know about something, the better chance you have of getting the points. I’m not saying those games aren’t fu...
by Charbroil
Tue May 11, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 621
Views: 128217

Re: things that suck...

Is Bill Luce still teaching at Savannah? I thought he retired some time ago.