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Discussion of quizbowl topics not related to specific tournaments
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Post by FishyFreshman » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:54 pm

Go go science nerds.

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Post by MJones » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:26 am

What?

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Post by redliberte » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:42 pm

It's the last Saturday of Janurary, as usual? I would try to come but I'll be in Tulsa... sad panda.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:44 pm

Tell me how many games the NKC team loses.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:58 pm

Yes, it is on January 31st I believe. I don't know how many people on this board even plan to be involved with it, so I thought I'd make a thread to see. I know that our A team is pretty much our varsity quizbowl team.

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Post by MJones » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:00 pm

I haven't even heard of this. :p

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Post by FishyFreshman » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:06 pm

It is a team buzzer style competition held annually at Rockhurst.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:27 pm

And again the format fails to accurately send the two best teams to DC.

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Post by redliberte » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am

FishyFreshman wrote:And again the format fails to accurately send the two best teams to DC.
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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:48 pm

The past two years the two best teams have been in the same division. Since the best team from each division is sent to nationals, and we were second in our division, we didn't get to go. Again.

Also, both years our "team" was good, with everyone getting points. Both years we were beaten by one player, not a team.

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Post by redliberte » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:27 pm

FishyFreshman wrote:The past two years the two best teams have been in the same division. Since the best team from each division is sent to nationals, and we were second in our division, we didn't get to go. Again.
Well, yes, I got that much. The purpose of the question mark was to inquire for more specific information (such as who ended up winning) and not to ask for elaboration about the comment.

And actually, that's been the case for the past THREE years. Oak Park and Liberty were in the same division in 2007, and Oak Park was clearly superior to Mill Valley.

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Post by AShoaib » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:36 pm

Both years we were beaten by one player, not a team.
I hate when that happens.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:41 pm

Mill Valley was Grand Champion because they had one player that could answer most of it.

Pembroke got 2nd, and honestly they just weren't that good.


I'd also like to say the judges don't know what they are talking about. They had a panel of 3 or 4 people who apparently were qualified to decide if an answer was acceptable or not? But they accepted some idiotic answers that were either too vague or just flat out wrong in one case.

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Post by redliberte » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:54 pm

That kid was essentially Mill Valley's only player in 2007, too. But yeah, the quality of their "judges" that Rockhurst provides has never been too high, but it apparently has decreased over the years...

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Post by ajax » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:51 pm

Hume was going to do that one year, but storms kept us from going.

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