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by Rountree
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NGIT II @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: NGIT II @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/16/19)

Results:
1. Hooch A
2. Walton/Northview Hybrid
3. Lambert A
4. North Atlanta A
Thanks for hosting, North Gwinnett.
by Rountree
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 20272

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!

Jeff (or anyone else who may know), has there been a discussion of splitting the HSNCT into TPS and Open Divisions like at the SSNCT? I looked at a few forums and didn't see anything mentioned, but I may have missed it. Just curious if it's been brought up before. Thanks.
by Rountree
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: individual stats and Georgia tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 5811

Re: individual stats and Georgia tournaments

Modern quizbowl standards dictate that separating the field into several preliminary pools and then reshuffling the pools for the playoffs is the best way to guarantee as many games as possible to all teams, and so that no team is knocked out by a single bad performance. If this were actually true ...
by Rountree
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14
Replies: 14
Views: 4588

Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

Buford would like to express interest in bringing 2 teams. Thanks.
by Rountree
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT X (Johns Creek, GA) - 12/13/14
Replies: 12
Views: 6198

Re: CATT X (Johns Creek, GA) - 12/13/14

Please add 2 teams from Buford to the field. Thanks!
by Rountree
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 82476

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Yeah, community help would be pretty swell. We all know my stance on results of individual games is (hint: if you don't, it's that it's an entirely too small sample size to draw too much from compared with an entire tournament or season's of data); that said, I do believe that (and this is just a c...
by Rountree
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2013-14
Replies: 30
Views: 7864

Re: Georgia 2013-14

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:The University of Kentucky is hosting a Pre-Nationals weekend on May 10 and 11th on our campus in Lexington, Kentucky.
This is, indeed, the same weekend as the GATA Board Meeting.
by Rountree
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 82476

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

That might be a spring break project, but I already have many spring break projects. We'll see. I completely understand. I don't want to add more to your already full plate. Perhaps we can get coaches or players from the teams in or around the top 25 to post their records against other top 25 teams...
by Rountree
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Feb 1, 2014)
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

Re: 2014 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Feb 1, 2014)

thomasgnd wrote:We enjoyed the event. Congrats to Chattahoochee for an excellent comeback in the final round to win the championship.
As did we. Thank you, Coach Thomas! That was easily one of our most exciting matches of the year. Good luck to your team in Texas!
by Rountree
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 82476

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Fred/Frank,

At some point before nationals, it would be interesting to see what the records of the top 25 teams are against each other. You might not have this information readily available, but if you do I think that would spur some good conversations. I love "quiz bolw".
by Rountree
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 24th Dorman Cavalier Challenge, 18 Jan 2014, Spartanburg, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 3867

Re: 24th Dorman Cavalier Challenge, 18 Jan 2014, Spartanburg

Thanks to Mr. Thomas and the rest of the Dorman Academic Team for putting on a fun and enjoyable tournament! The top 4 in the Varsity Finals bracket: 1. Chattahoochee, 3-0 2. Ezell Harding, 2-1 3. Dunbar, 1-2 4. George Washington, 0-3 The top 4 in the JV Finals bracket (I think): 1. Dunbar A 2. Jame...
by Rountree
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Camps
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: 2014 ACE Camps

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Well that's a mighty convenient location for me.
Yes, Jake, it is.

You should check THIS out!
by Rountree
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Staffing
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

2014 ACE Staffing

ACE is in the process of finding, training, and hiring staff for its 2014 summer camps and we hope that coaches, college players, and other veterans of the circuit will consider applying. Our mission is not only to provide a fun quizbowl experience for our campers but also to train the next generati...
by Rountree
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Camps
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

2014 ACE Camps

ACE is pleased to announce our slate of camps for summer 2014: Oklahoma (June 11-15) Missouri (June 18-22) Minnesota (June 24-28) Illinois (June 25-29) Alabama (July 8-12) Tennessee (July 15-19) Ohio (July 22-26) Pennsylvania (July 29-August 2) We are also very excited about some fun changes we are ...
by Rountree
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Camps
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

2014 ACE Camps

ACE is pleased to announce our slate of camps for summer 2014: Oklahoma (June 11-15) Missouri (June 18-22) Minnesota (June 24-28) Illinois (June 25-29) Alabama (July 8-12) Tennessee (July 15-19) Ohio (July 22-26) Pennsylvania (July 29-August 2) We are also very excited about some fun changes we are ...
by Rountree
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]

Field (as of 11/12) – we are over half full with a month to go: Brookwood (1 team, 1 buzzer) Cedar Shoals (2, 1) Collins Hill (3, 2) Creekview (1, 1) Danville, KY (2, 2) Dorman, SC (4, 2) Hoover, AL (1, 2) James Island, SC (1, 0) Johns Creek (2, 1) Kell (1, 1) Marist (3, 1) Meadowcreek (1, 1) Mount...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn University 1st Annual HS Tournament - 10/19/2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: Auburn University 1st Annual HS Tournament - 10/19/2013

Joshua Rutsky wrote:If anyone was at this event and can post results, it would be welcome.
Coach Rutsky, I am pretty sure Brookwood was at this tournament. You might be able to email Mrs. Payne for some details.
by Rountree
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]

Current Field (as of 9/20):

[18/60 spots filled]
Brookwood (4) (GA)
Cedar Shoals (2) (GA)
Collins Hill (2) (GA)
Dorman (4) (SC)
Marist (4) (GA)
Walton (2) (GA)
by Rountree
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013

Agreed. More appropriate would probably be to say Semifinalists since a consolation game was not played. We should also include Quarterfinalists on this list since teams 5-8 qualified for the HSNCT because the event had a field of over 50 teams.
by Rountree
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013

Helmuth von Moltke wrote:
RountreeCHS wrote:
1. Chattahoochee
2. Dorman A
3. Dunbar B (who beat their A team in the Round of 16 I believe)
4. Dorman B
Seeing as how it was us, Dorman, Dunbar and Chattahoochee left in the final four, should we not be in there?
Oops. I was basing 3rd/4th place off what some players said. Mea culpa.
by Rountree
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 14, 2013

Great tournament as always. Thanks to all the Ezell Harding people for their hospitality and organization. I am sure Dr. Rummage will have full results up on the NAQT website soon but quick results are: 1. Chattahoochee 2. Dorman A 3. Dunbar B (who beat their A team in the Round of 16 I believe) 4. ...
by Rountree
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

CATT IX (12/14/2013) @ Chattahoochee HS [JAMES]

Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce the 9th Annual CATT. The questions this year will be a mirror of the JAMES set produced by TJHSST and LASA. As usual, our tournament will be held on the 2nd Saturday in December (12/14/2013) at Chattahoochee's campus in Johns Creek, GA (in the NE subu...
by Rountree
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JAMES is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 8
Views: 8465

Re: JAMES is looking for mirrors!

Raynor,

Is JAMES still available for mirrors this winter? Chattahoochee might be interested if it is. We host the second Saturday in December and typically have about 60 teams in attendance. You can email me or PM me with details. Thanks.
by Rountree
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/16/2013 (BISB)
Replies: 47
Views: 21465

Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/16/2013 (BISB)

Fred,

Please add Chattahoochee to the field: 1 team and 1-2 buzzers. Thanks.
by Rountree
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider VIII, Dayton, OH (12/7/13) IS-130
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

Re: Rowdy Raider VIII, Dayton, OH (12/7/13)

David,

Please go ahead and put down Chattahoochee as "strongly interested." This should fit nicely into our schedule, but I will need to double-check with the kids before committing 100%. Thanks!
by Rountree
Mon May 27, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 51827

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

For # of Saturday opponents that made the playoffs, the range for 6-4 teams went from 1 (Centennial, but did play seven 5-5 teams) to 9 (St. Mark's [everyone but their first round opponent, who finished 4-6] and Winchester Thurston [everyone but their first round opponent, who finished 5-5]). Andre...
by Rountree
Mon May 27, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 51827

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I personally thought it was a very doable schedule, even when one of our players left after we played Guilford to give her valedictorian speech. Both of our last two games were winnable but we choked both of them up. Alex is right. We have no one to blame by finishing 6-4 (and ultimately t-50th) bu...
by Rountree
Mon May 27, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 51827

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Great questions, great competition, great tournament! NAQT somehow manages to "one up" themselves every year with the HSNCT. I am already looking forward to next May! I have a question for NAQT (and perhaps other mathematically-inclined folks) that revolves around the card system, but probably more ...
by Rountree
Thu May 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 31045

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

To answer my own question: yes, the CATT ppb stats do incorporate bounce backs into them, so I need to delete those, remove any teams depending on those stats from my preliminary rankings, and then recalculate the adjustment for the CATT without that junk data. Sorry, I just now got around to posti...
by Rountree
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 31045

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Perhaps I just don't see it, Fred: CATT VIII.
by Rountree
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)

We ended up with 18 teams and had a competitive event all the way to the end.

The top 4 were:
1. Chamblee A, 9-0
2. Taylor Road A, 8-1
3. Paideia A, 8-1
4. Chamblee C, 5-4

Thanks to all the teams for coming! Stats will be posted in the coming days.
by Rountree
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

HSNCT placings can be very weird. Draw a bad result in the double elimination and you could be out quickly without a chance. The difference between being in and out of the top 25 has a lot of luck. While "luck" certainly has some role to play in almost any competitive activity, I would posit that f...
by Rountree
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

I decided to go ahead and expand the range to 6 years to help narrow the field, so to speak. I got rid of all the teams that had 2 or more years without finishing in the top 25 at the HSNCT. Here are the new results: Top 25 finishes every year for the past 6 years: DCC : 2012-2; 2011-13; 2010-7; 200...
by Rountree
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

It's the same one. There is also an Auburn High School in Auburn, Illinois, but it is not in the Frankings. OK. That is what I thought, but I wasn't 100% sure. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I/We at Cistercian were there at the very first HSNCT Nationals in 1999 in Norman, Oklahoma, and already...
by Rountree
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

where "X" represents some upper threshold of final placement that we all agree proves a team to be a top performer and highly competitive. We can discuss what that number "X" is too, but I wanted to make it clear what my meaning was first. I selected #25 as the upper threshold. I think that is a fa...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)

Two small updates:

1. We are going to drop down the field cap to 24 teams until we secure more readers/workers.

2. Field (as of 3/11):
School (teams, buzzers)
Chamblee (2, 2)
Duluth (2,1)
Holcomb Bridge (1, 1)
Paideia (3, 1)
South Forsyth (2, 1)
Sweetwater (1, 1)
TOTALS: 11, 7
by Rountree
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that teams that don't attend (I assume that's what you meant by "compete for") nationals aren't going to be very good programs. That is not what I meant at all. I meant teams that go to a national tournament every year, but are not one of the final two teams le...
by Rountree
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

I don't really see the benefit of this, I guess. I would say there is some inherent interest/entertainment value within the quizbowl community on these boards, and I would also add that it could provide recognition to schools that are consistent top performers who don't necessarily win (or even com...
by Rountree
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

A few years ago, somebody took five years of HSNCT results and gave each team one point for each Saturday win and two points for each Sunday win. This weighted system intrigues me, but wouldn't final placement be just as good and much simpler to tally? t would be better if you also took NSC and the...
by Rountree
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

I have been of the opinion for a while now that the quizbowl community on these boards does a (very) good job each year of ranking the top teams for that particular quizbowl "season" - thanks in no small part to the efforts of people like Fred and others. However, I am curious if those rankings woul...
by Rountree
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: CHS/JCHS MS Tournament - 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)

Current Field (as of 3/5):

School (teams, buzzers)
Chamblee (2, 2)
Holcomb Bridge (1, 1)
Paideia (3, 1)
South Forsyth (2, 1)
TOTALS: 8, 5
by Rountree
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

CHS/JCHS Tournament (Johns Creek, GA): 4/13 (CMST IV Mirror)

Chattahoochee High School and Johns Creek High School would like to invite your school to the 2013 CHS/JCHS MS Tournament to be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 13 from 8:00am – 4:30pm on the campus of Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, GA. (Our address is 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek, 30022). We wi...
by Rountree
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VIII Set (available December 2012-April 2013)
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: CATT VIII Set (available December 2012-April 2013)

jonah wrote:Is there an appropriate place to discuss this set?
You can email me or PM me with any comments you wish to share. Thanks.
by Rountree
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE - Summer 2013 Dates and Locations
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: ACE - Summer 2013 Dates and Locations

Registration for ACE Quizbowl Camps has been open for about a month and we are getting a few each day. We are really looking forward to another awesome summer of camps!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
by Rountree
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 17408

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

EDIT: Oh, okay. But are they really that good, and I've just heard about it? Etowah has one player, Duncan, who is very good. I don't recall even seeing anyone else in a chair on their side first-buzz a question in the 2-3 games I have watched him play my team this year. He is not at the level wher...
by Rountree
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VIII Set (available December 2012-April 2013)
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: CATT VIII Set (available December 2012-April 2013)

Two more announced mirrors in Virginia and California.
by Rountree
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)
Replies: 28
Views: 11337

Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

According to this thread, the field is full with four teams on the waitlist as of January 26.. The MO Quizbowl site is blocked at my school so I will have to look at it when I get home. I spoke with Sean via email about 3 weeks ago and he said we were in, but, like I mentioned before, I have heard ...
by Rountree
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)
Replies: 28
Views: 11337

Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Any updates for this tournament? Chattahoochee still wants to come, but we have not heard anything via email in about 3 weeks and nothing has been posted in almost 2 months.
by Rountree
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 23rd Annual Dorman Cavalier Academic Challenge-01/19/2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: 23rd Annual Dorman Cavalier Academic Challenge-01/19/2013

Chattahoochee defeated Dunbar in the championship, 330-160. New Kent and duPont Manual B were the other semifinalists I believe.