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by mithokie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (January 12, 2019, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (January 12, 2019, Blacksburg, VA)

A registration form is attached to this post that you can use to register for the tournament. You may also e-mail me with the equivalent information.

We hope to see you in January.

BHS Invitational V 2019 Registration Form.pdf
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by mithokie
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (January 12, 2019, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (January 12, 2019, Blacksburg, VA)

Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA will host the fifth Blacksburg High Academic Invitational on Saturday January 12, 2019. The tournament will be mirroring CAST. See the link for more information about the question set. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=21421 . The tournament ...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 4554

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Here are Virginia's relevant eligibility rules (which apply to the state's Scholastic Bowl competition.) From Virginia High School League Eligibility Rules Found at: https://www.pwcs.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Migration/Instructional%20Programs%20Curriculum/Health,%20PE,%20Driver%20Ed,...
by mithokie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (Blacksburg HS, Blacksburg, VA) 1/12/19 CAST Mirror
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V (Blacksburg HS, Blacksburg, VA) 1/12/19 CAST Mirror

Blacksburg High School will host our fifth Blacksburg High Academic Invitational on January 12, 2019. The tournament will be a mirror of CAST. More information will be attached to this post when it becomes available.
by mithokie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7791

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg High School will be hosting the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V on January 12, 2019. We will be mirroring CAST.
by mithokie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: VHSL Packet Question
Replies: 1
Views: 867

VHSL Packet Question

Does anyone know which question sets that NAQT is using to build VHSL sets this year?

In other words, what question sets are VHSL teams prohibited from playing on during 2018-2019?

Thanks,
by mithokie
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7791

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

According to the VHSL, the "First Level Deadline" is January 26, the "Next Level Deadline" is February 9, and State is February 23, presumably at William & Mary. Due to the VHSL's latest realignment, the "First Level" may consist of a Regional championship or an optional District one based on local...
by mithokie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 20452

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Also note that the preferred dates for VHSL competition are one week before the deadline dates, Regionals on 1/20 and Super-Regionals on 2/3 with States on 2/24.
by mithokie
Tue May 24, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 16087

Re: Help with HSQBRank!

Virginia Tech Winter on BISB

Prelims: http://neg5.org/t/4Jn-jtXte/stats/team
Playoffs: http://neg5.org/t/VkiSJ-IYl/stats/team

Remembering that this was on PACE-NSC rules, so that PPB numbers may be hard to use since I don't remember how Neg5 deals with bouncebacks.
by mithokie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions

Region 3A-West
Champions: Cave Spring
Runner-Up: Western Albemarle
by mithokie
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Can we get a field update?
by mithokie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58292

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Is it possible to add FB login? It would make it easier to get staffers to sign up the day of the tournament, rather than running around and making sure everyone registers ahead of time so that I know their usernames and can add them. I've never used mongoose, so I don't know how complicated gettin...
by mithokie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions

Conference 32 had their tournament last night. Cave Spring took 1st with a 5-0 record, followed by Blacksburg at 4-1. Both teams advance to the Region 3A-West tournament on Feb. 6.
by mithokie
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)

SQBS Stats have now been posted on the tournament database page for the tournament.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3437/
by mithokie
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)

We used the Neg5 system for stats this weekend. It is a little buggy, but has great potential. Unfortunately the tournament database will not accept the html files produced by Neg5, so I have them linked below. I will type the info into SQBS later for the tournament database. Honaker dropped due to ...
by mithokie
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58292

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Also noted from BHAI in Blacksburg, VA this weekend: 1. When creating a new phase, it would be greatly helpful to have an option to carry games forward or not. Even better would be to have an option to specify which games to carry forward. In our format, we only carried forward games from prelims th...
by mithokie
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)

I am pleased to announce that we have gotten Platinum certification from PACE which means that the top 25% of our field will earn bids to PACE-NSC in Chicago, IL this year.
by mithokie
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Cody,

Will that still be on CALI, or will you be using a different question set for the Season Finale?
by mithokie
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)

Post Reserved for Field Updates. Field Cap (24) Field: (Teams - Buzzers - Staffers) (21/24 - 13 - 5) Chrsitiansburg (VA) (2 teams, 3 staffers) Tazewell (VA) (2 Teams, 1 buzzer) George Washington (WV) (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer) Rappahannock County (VA) (2 teams, 1 buzzer) Narrows (VA) (2 teams, 1 ...
by mithokie
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

BHS Academic Invitational IV (Blacksburg, VA 01/16/16)

Blacksburg High School will be hosting a tournament on January 16, 2016. The tournament will be played on the Maryland Fall set. The tournament format will be played with some form of pool play followed by re-bracketed playoffs to ensure that all teams will get as many competitive and meaningful mat...
by mithokie
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg will be mirroring Maryland Fall for our Blacksburg High Academic Invitational IV on January 16, 2016.
by mithokie
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Perhaps Blacksburg is cursed in selecting question sets this year. First HSAPQ announced they would not write a regular season ACF style set this year, and now Kirstin Strey has informed me that there will not be a SCOP Spring set this year. We are seeking other options at this point and will announ...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Zeecraft replacement parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Zeecraft replacement parts

You might be able to 3D print one if you have access to that technology.
by mithokie
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protesting against your own team
Replies: 15
Views: 5569

Re: Protesting against your own team

I liken the difference between the sports analogy and what we are talking about with quizbowl to the difference between many of our popular team sports and golf. Golf is a game of honor. The player is responsible for assessing penalties to her own card and to counting her own strokes and signing the...
by mithokie
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tarheel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (10/10/15)
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: Tarheel Cup at UNC Chapel Hill (10/10/15)

Is this tournament happening? Is there a field update? I sent a registration e-mail 2 days ago, but have not gotten a response.
by mithokie
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Threadb

Blacksburg will be mirroring SCOP Spring on 1/16. Also some of the NAQT sets have been decided according to NAQT.com . I see VCU on 10/17 as IS-148 New Kent on 11/21 as IS-149A Johns Hopkins on 10/3 as IS-149A Centennial(MD) on 11/8 as IS-151A Georgetown on 10/31 as IS-150 UVA on 11/14 as IS-150 VCU...
by mithokie
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 32976

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Most VHSL districts and/or conferences use the HSAPQ supplied VHSL questions for regular season play. There are a few districts that use archaic formats for their regular seasons and that is a problem. Another problem is that the volume of play form VHSL varies widely from school to school. At my pr...
by mithokie
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg will not be using an HSAPQ set for the BHAI in January. We are saddened to learn that HSAPQ will not produce a 20/20 set next year, as this set typically gave VIrginia teams an extra opportunity to play HSAPQ produced toss-ups before VHSL competition. We will seek to mirror a 20/20 set in...
by mithokie
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38712

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

Not complaining, just wondering if there was a way to decrease the number of unequal record matches. I understand that there may not be. With the Maggie Walker match that you just cited, I now count at least 4 matches where High Tech A played with a record 1 better than an opponent. Is there a reaso...
by mithokie
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38712

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

Interesting, High tech was our 4-0 opponent when we were 3-1. So, they played at least 3 games where they were playing a teams with a worse record. This policy of matching up teams with uncertain records does make it easier to determine how many even-record matches there will be in a given round, bu...
by mithokie
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38712

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

We missed playoffs due to losing 5 games in prelims. What I say next is not meant to complain about the system just because it worked against us. We were the only 3-1 team that had to play a 4-0 team. We also had the unfortunate luck of drawing a 6-2 team when we were 5-3. We played 4 teams that end...
by mithokie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38712

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

Let me say this as the PPB guy: PPG is better for seeding within one tournament site. Most tournaments seed based on PPG (if they're not playing off ties) when teams come from the same bracket, but PPB when teams come from different brackets due to the unequal schedules. With the card system, teams...
by mithokie
Sun May 17, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22796

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg High School would like to claim January 16, 2016 for the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational IV, possibly on HSAPQ's 20/20 set.
by mithokie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38712

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

How does the distribution for HSNCT differ from IS sets. I know that there are not computation TU at HSNCT. Do those questions all go to math?
by mithokie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

Congratulations to Cave Spring A for winning the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III on Saturday March 14, 2015. Christiansburg A forced a final match at the end of the playoff bracket by getting 4 of the last 5 toss-ups including 3 powers to erase a 65 point deficit and win by 20. In the fina...
by mithokie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

Playoffs are happening now. Cave Spring A and Christiansburg A are in contention for the championship and Cave Spring B and Cave Spring C are competing for the 3rd place trophy.

The Complete stats are being updated below.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _complete/
by mithokie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

KIPP Pride dropped Friday morning, and we added a house team to keep the field at 8. We are running a full round-robin for prelims and splitting to 2 groups of 4 for playoffs. Stats are being updated as the tournament progresses and are linked below. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2696/sta...
by mithokie
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

Any schools that are interested in competing at our tournament on Saturday need to make contact with me about registration no later than Wednesday to ensure your spot in the field. I recognize that the SAT on Saturday may be keeping some teams from making the trip this weekend. With that in mind, we...
by mithokie
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

We are under two weeks away from out tournament. Registrations are beginning to come in. Please don't miss out on this opportunity to compete on the pi day of the century in Blacksburg.
by mithokie
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites
Replies: 17
Views: 9841

Re: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites

Much of this information is available on NAQT's website here: http://www.naqt.com/hs/state-organizations.html Many of the organizations on that page do not promulgate good quiz bowl. We should have a list in hsquizbowl that exclusively points to organizations dedicated to high quality competitions....
by mithokie
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites
Replies: 17
Views: 9841

Re: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites

I thought I could jumpstart this by providing links below. If you know of links to any state specific message boards or sites, please respond to this post and I will add them to the list. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California *****Northern California *****Southern California Colorado Connecticu...
by mithokie
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: State specific quizbowl message boards and sites
Replies: 17
Views: 9841

State specific quizbowl message boards and sites

I have noticed that several states conduct a lot of their quizbowl business through state specific websites and/or message boards. These are often associated with a quizbowl alliance of some kind. Would it be possible to have a collection of links on the front page of the website to the state specif...
by mithokie
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

Post for the tournament field:


Field: (8 teams, 3 buzzer sets, 2 moderators)

Christiansburg (3 teams, 1 buzzer set, 1 moderator)
KIPP PRIDE (NC) (1 team)
Abingdon (1 team)
Cave Spring (3 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator)

Expressed Interest: (From VA unless otherwise noted)
Skyline
Happy Valley (TN)
by mithokie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (1/17/15)

We are changing our date to Saturday March 14, 2015. This is the Saturday of the March SAT, so teams should be aware of that before registering for our tournament. I will update the original post with correct information, but I will need a moderator to adjust the thread title.
by mithokie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 20391

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

Blacksburg HS is officially moving the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III to Saturday March 14 to allow for better advertising for our upcoming tournament. We are still mirroring this spring's Potatoville Varsity set. This is the March SAT date, so teams who want to compete in Blacksburg this...
by mithokie
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM
Replies: 23
Views: 10260

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM

I will nominate Tiger Sun from my Blacksburg team. His name is so cool, he got accused of playing with a pseudonym at a recent tournament.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ail/#p3_20
by mithokie
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)

This is the general announcement for the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III, which is a high school academic quizbowl tournament, to be hosted at Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:30am to about 5:00pm. Location, directions & parking : The tourn...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 93616

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

It appears that the 2014 Tar Heel Cup Stats were not included. Lots of top teams at this one that should give you some good data.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... combined/a
by mithokie
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: I found the creator of Vanderbilt ABC
Replies: 6
Views: 5355

Re: I found the creator of Vanderbilt ABC

I played at the Vanderbilt ABC in the fall of 1993 for Clevelnd HS in Cleveland, TN. I think I remember having some matches Fridy evening and then more matches Saturday. I don't recall if the Friday matches were just scrimmages or if they counted as part of the actual tournament or not. I think that...