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by Matthew D
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Invitational - Huntsville, AL (12/10/11)
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Columbia Invitational - Huntsville, AL (12/10/11)

Trust me Joey, I have been feeling the same way as of late
by Matthew D
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Invitational - Huntsville, AL (12/10/11)
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Columbia Invitational - Huntsville, AL (12/10/11)

Well DAR is having a bit of a time fielding a team as of late.. not sure what is going to happen to the rest of this year
by Matthew D
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 7th Hoover Invitational Tournament (7HIT) - 10/29/2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

Re: 7th Hoover Invitational Tournament (7HIT) - 10/29/2011

Josh can you move my B team to a novice team.
by Matthew D
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class

I had one in the middle of the day last year but not this year, teaching AP chem during that period now.
by Matthew D
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Sorry I was a bit beat this afternoon/evening so is the recap full stats found http://darhslab.bravehost.com/DAR11FKO/2011DAR-Kickoff_standings.html Clarification Gadsden JV was an exhibition team and that is the reason for the difference in number of games we ended up with 21 teams total 1st Place ...
by Matthew D
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Sorry about that.. too many late nights..
by Matthew D
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Update on Field Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Lincoln County (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Columbia (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Gadsden City (2) varsity JV Hoover (3) 2 varsity 1 JV Ezell-Harding (3) 2 varsity 1 JV JP II Catholic (3) 2 varsity 1 JV Dade County (1) varsity Owensboro...
by Matthew D
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Charlie it is like a sausage biscuit but you mix up the sausage with the biscuit mix then spoon them out like "drop" biscuits and let them bake.. pretty awesome stuff
by Matthew D
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Let me ask Susan but I have a feeling breakfast will have sausage balls and think lunch will be pizza
by Matthew D
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

We will have a separate JV division at the tournament and here is the updated field We still have room at the tournament and it looks like a pretty good field is shaping up. Coming Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Lincoln County (?) DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Columbia (3) 2 varsity and 1 JV Gadsden ...
by Matthew D
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Thanks for the bump Joey and I'm sorry you won't be able to make it
by Matthew D
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

We will be hosting another one in Feb and ya'll are more than welcome to come on over then if you can work that one out
by Matthew D
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

I tried to get something worked out for that one but was unable to
by Matthew D
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

Update

I wanted to give an update on the field as of August 2nd Coming Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Lincoln County (?) DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV Columbia (2) Gadsden City (2) varsity JV Hoover (3) Expressed Interest Dunbar I really would like to see at least 25 teams at the tournament and if we get at...
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 4622

Re: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror

Charlie let me double check the schedule but put me and at least one other worker for coming to help.
by Matthew D
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6684

The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

The DAR High School Quizbowl Team is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Season Opening tournament to be held on August 27th, 2011 starting with registration at 8:30 am CST on the campus of KDS DAR School in Grant, AL. This tournament will be a NAQT national qualifying tournament on an “IS” set that wi...
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 30531

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Hey Nathan, I think you have done a great job the last few years I have been at the HSNCT organizing both the practice rounds on Friday and also the consolation rounds on Sunday but you have a good idea about the corrections that need to be made about making sure that teams haven't heard a packet be...
by Matthew D
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 7983

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

I don't think it was a seeding order because we got card to start the day...
by Matthew D
Tue May 31, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 14285

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

Also Mark, you have Ashley Starr at UAH and she is a pretty good Lit player
Garrett told me that if he did play at JSU it won't be this year
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ride to HSNCT
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Ride to HSNCT

Hey JT check and see how much Amtrack is from Tuscaloosa to ATL. we are coming out of Anniston on the train and it will only cost a small amount I think less that 50 per rider..
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising?
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: Fundraising?

We don't get any money from the school and I host at least 2 tournaments a year. We have to pay for bus, driver, and fees for tournaments out of that. Now at Nationals my players usually have to catch some of the cost for the rooms.
by Matthew D
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 5980

Re: American History Packet

I would love to have it also. Thanks
by Matthew D
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 20313

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

I could have actually seen that your team might have needed to be in our prelim bracket Kunal. I think it would have been a better time. And just wanted to say, my bunch play on Saturday is not the way that the usually play, not sure what was going on except maybe the 4 am leave time and the 3.5 hou...
by Matthew D
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 20313

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

Thanks to Farrah and the whole group at Georgia Tech, you put on a great tournament.
by Matthew D
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama State Championship - March 26 @ Columbia
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: NAQT Alabama State Championship - March 26 @ Columbia

Lee thanks for running a good tournament.. didn't end the way I would have liked but ya'll did a great job and thank you...


Congratulations Hoover A for a job well done..
by Matthew D
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 15047

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Jerry this isn't happening in Alabama this time. It is happening in Georgia. And as Chris said I haven't heard any clamor about not having harder sets from the actual teams that are active.
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 15047

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Well if I could find enough staff for my early tournament, I would actually think about adding a CC or DII division to our early tournament. I would have to check to see if I could find questions that would be a good span for both novice college and also some of the better high school teams.
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 15047

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Actually Mark there are a core of us that are attempting make that change to a more "normal" style of question. Josh gets to spearhead a bunch because of his position on the board. I have been told that Joey is going to try to start a team at Auburn which I know would be one that will end up at the ...
by Matthew D
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating for Your Own Team
Replies: 26
Views: 2487

Re: Moderating for Your Own Team

Chris I am with you.. I actually prefer not to read for my crew due to the fact that I tend to get a little agitated when they do miss things I think they should know plus I have my daughter on my team which leads to even more fun for her at times. But if given the choice to let them have me read fo...
by Matthew D
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

Yes Joey we can but we will have to figure how to do tryouts and when to do them and that fun topic money... talk to me tomorrow
by Matthew D
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

That wasn't an NAQT set we played on at Columbia.. it was SCOP (Scholastic Community Outreach Program) tournament, which to me seemed way easier than your normal A set.. at the Snead State District Like Joey said Going from Snead is Grissom Randolph DAR Bob Jones Buckhorn Huntsville High I think Hun...
by Matthew D
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

Matt
I really hope that you guys do put in another bid for the coming season..
by Matthew D
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

at the Snead State District Like Joey said Going from Snead is Grissom Randolph DAR Bob Jones Buckhorn Huntsville High I think Huntsville had the best point total but can't remember what the exact number it was above 1400 total I am really hoping in the next season we switch question types and provi...
by Matthew D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: 3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011

Update on the field Hoover (1 JV 1V) DAR (1 JV 1 V) DAR Middle (2 JV) CCA JP Catholic (2V) Russellville (1JV 1V) ASFA (1V) Columbia (1V 1JV) Boaz Dade County (Ga) (1JV) Holy Spirit Lincoln County (TN) We still have room, if you are thinking about coming to the tournament please drop me an email and ...
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 20313

Re: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011

DAR should be there with 1 team and I will either read or bring someone with me to read
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Buzzer Systems

Reliability
Cost
Easy setup/take down
Easy Maintenance in that order for me
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: 3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011

Update on the Field
Hoover
DAR
CCA
JP Catholic
Russellville
ASFA
Columbia
Boaz
Dade County (Ga)
Holy Spirit

Expressed interest
Athens HS
Walker HS
by Matthew D
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

I don't really have a preference from either of the two you named because both are good sets
by Matthew D
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama State Championship - March 26 @ Columbia
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: NAQT Alabama State Championship - March 26 @ Columbia

Lee,
NAQT has this on the 19th of March... did you change the date? but this date change might be for the better because we have Spring Break the week before...
Also Snead has their tournament the day before this tournament
by Matthew D
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 8626

Re: trophies?

I have given out a small lamp of knowledge pin in the past for individual scoring and normally do trophies for the top 3 teams in both varsity and JV. I am looking to find some more interesting trophies for this next tournament coming up. One year was back in 1999 I gave out small busts of different...
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 992

3rd Annual DAR Winter Invitational 19 February 2011

Dear Coaches, I am pleased to announce the 3rd Annual DAR High School Winter Invitational will be held on February 19, 2011 with registration set to begin at 8:30 am and play being promptly at 9 am. Base registration fee for the tournament will be 60 dollars with discounts of $5 for working buzzers ...
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Berry College Terp Mirror 11-21: Part Deux!
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: Berry College Terp Mirror 11-21: Part Deux!

Hey that wasn't an official DAR team.. please call it something else so I don't catch flack from my administration please
by Matthew D
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

We might.. we have one coming up on Feb 19th
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 5768

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

We started tagging the room with a marker that has who's buzzer system is in the room.
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8249

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

no things were not permanent just a minor hitch in things... all is good on our end..
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 17116

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

put me on the list for a set please
matthewd44@hotmail.com
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech HSNCT Warm-up: April 16, 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 20313

Re: Georgia Tech Tournament-- TBA

DAR would be interested in 1 or 2 teams for this one
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 5768

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

Also, I've heard that rumors of the Judge's durability are at least partially untrue. In addition to the extreme cost of The Judge I will point out that I have never seen one that wasn't in some way broken. I have to disagree with the extreme cost of a system due to the fact that is it cheaper than...