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by quizbowllee
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8981

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

I sent the SQBS files for our Dec. 8 tournament to NAQT several days ago. I have no idea why they haven't been posted. But, it looks like a LOT of tournament stats from the past couple of weeks haven't been posted.

I just sent another e-mail asking about it. I apologize for the delay.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 6650

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

I will add my voice to the chorus against this rule. In my six years at West Point High, this rule would've affected two of my starting "A-team" players. One player (class of 2013) was home-schooled until high school and turned 19 shortly before HSNCT, in which he played his senior year (my first ye...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8981

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Hello all! My name is Adam Williams and I am the president of the Alabama Academic Quiz Bowl Team at the University of Alabama. We still have spots left in our annual William Rufus King Memorial Tournament to be held on October 20th here at UA. Top finishers at this tournament will qualify for NAQT...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A

iarehavethestupid wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Will middle school be allowed to play JV?
Yep.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to West Point High School’s “Steve Reed Memorial Tournament” to be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8981

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Nothing in the published rules suggests a letter theme is required, so I haven't been doing that with my sets. Hopefully that avoids some of the issues anyway. While technically true, we do try to make sure that the worksheets all contain a theme and that said theme is conducive to a broad spectrum...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 14th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 11/10/2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: 14th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 11/10/2018

We're coming!

AT LEAST 1 varsity and 1 JV - possibly and probably 2 JV!
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8981

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

How exactly does a round-robin tournament work? Is it similar to what we did at ACE camp for the Wild West tournament? Round Robin means that each team plays every other team exactly once. The team with the best record at the end wins. This is usually only done when the field is small enough to all...
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug.

Stats are up, but slightly misleading due to the need to add a couple of extra games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5213/stats/all_games/ Actual Results: 1st Place - Eastside, GA 2nd Place - Southside 3rd Place - Liberty Middle (That's correct. 8th graders dominated much of this field.) 4...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25

West Point High School in Cullman, AL will be hosting a "Kickoff Tournament" on August 25, 2018. This tournament will be a mirror of the SCOTTIE Invitational being held and written by Glasgow High School in Kentucky. The tournament will be open to all players 12th grade and below. There will likely ...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 9226

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

When will we see finalized logistics, format, schedule, etc?
by quizbowllee
Tue May 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

bretthogan43 wrote:I'd like to wish the best of luck to West Point and Good Hope as they represent the great state of Alabama (and Cullman county!) at SSNCT this weekend. Go warriors and raiders.
Thanks, man. We did our best.
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WPHS Spring Invitational (SCT-18 Apr. 21) - Cullman, AL
Replies: 0
Views: 896

WPHS Spring Invitational (SCT-18 Apr. 21) - Cullman, AL

Coaches/Sponsors: I am inviting you to our final (probably) High School Scholar's Bowl Tournament of the school year at West Point High School in Cullman, AL . The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 21. This tournament will use NAQT set SCT-18. They may be slightly more difficult, but sho...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

In fact, I was actually very impressed and satisfied with the set that was played this Saturday at the MS State Championship. Sometimes, I am sort of put off by some of the answerlines and questions in NAQT sets as I feel that they're not really relevant enough to be asked about (that's a personal ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

As of this morning, I am officially taking over as head coach of West Point Middle School. Therefore, I will now be coaching West Point's Intermediate (5th grade), Middle (6th-8th), and High (9-12) teams. My head is still spinning that this happened so unexpectedly. I'm looking forward to working wi...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

jonah wrote: [*]Quizbowl pays the bills
If only that were true for me....
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Here's the deal on SMART III - it's the last of the SMART Trilogy. I can't put myself or my players through this again. We MAY do a SMART "reboot" in a couple of years, but we will NOT do another house-write for a while. Here's the story of how it came to pass that there was virtually no fine arts q...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Invite - Dec. 9, 2017 (IS 171-A) Cullman, AL
Replies: 0
Views: 886

West Point Invite - Dec. 9, 2017 (IS 171-A) Cullman, AL

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to the 6th Annual West Point Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be separate aw...
by quizbowllee
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

For what it's worth, this is my personal Top 10: 1) Hoover - I struggled with Hoover/James Clemens for the top spot. Sharath is awesome. But, Hoover has four power players. I have to believe that ultimately a well-balanced TEAM will be able to defeat an individual powerhouse in the end. I could be w...
by quizbowllee
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: I need an EXTREMELY easy set of pyramidal MS/ES questions
Replies: 0
Views: 989

I need an EXTREMELY easy set of pyramidal MS/ES questions

We will be hosting a middle school invitational on Nov. 3 this year. I'm in need of a VERY easy set of pyramidal questions - a set that would allow 5th graders who have NEVER played or even practiced more than a handful of times to get most tossups by the end and have a ppb over 10. Does anyone have...
by quizbowllee
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Never mind.

I will be meeting with the team next week and making decisions about SMART III and our Fall/Winter NAQT tournament. Conflicts keep popping up.

Stay tuned.
by quizbowllee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12383

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

SMART III: The SMART Knight Rises at West Point will officially be on Sept. 30.

Our fall/winter NAQT Invitational will probably be Dec. 9.
by quizbowllee
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 42960

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Team Alabama Rosters: Team A: Venu Reddy (Springwood) Will Parker (West Point) Rishik Hombal (Hoover) Judson Christopher (Southside) Team B: Sharath Narayan (James Clemens) Joseph Jun (Hoover) Andy Kong (Hoover) Peter Scalise (Indian Springs) Team C: Jared Stinson (Dothan) Kohan Lovett (West Point) ...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 29, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43209

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

As to the spoilers, I'm sorry. Once again I don't think we have a formal policy on this, and I'm not so sure we should — surely quiz bowl will always have a major component of knowing what happened in creative works. However, I will add this question to our (enormous) list of things to discuss over...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43209

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

This may seem silly, but I'm actually serious: Can NAQT please NOT write questions with major spoilers to new movies? At least give it a year. I'm a pretty big horror movie fan and was (and still am) planning to rent Get Out soon. I had avoided any plot points at all. But, the bonus on that movie ga...
by quizbowllee
Sat May 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Dothan ends our season finishing top 4 at the TV Scholars Bowl tournament, losing to James Clemens by 40. Although they will be losing me, the top scorer, 3/4 of our A team are Juniors who will be returning next year and I am sure Dothan will be competitive next year. I am very thankful for all the...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 15, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Stats are up from our tournament on Saturday:

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=8206
by quizbowllee
Thu May 04, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 42960

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

I may be just overlooking it, but I can't seem to find the actual rules of the NASAT tournament anywhere. Does it follow the PACE NSC format and rules? Is there anywhere where the rules are posted so that I can familiarize myself with them?

Thanks.
by quizbowllee
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 42960

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Alabama will have 3 teams. Two will be funded by ASCA and the third will be funded by the kids on the team.
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 42960

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Odds are, Alabama will have 2 teams. I'm working to coordinate everything at this time.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I will be coaching the NASAT team this year. Everyone interested, please e-mail me at thenry@ccboe.org with "NASAT" in the subject line. Once I see how much interest there is, we will decide the best method of team selection. ASCA will pay entry for one team. If there is enough for a "B" team, we ma...
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

"Has anyone figured out West Point yet?" No. And that includes me. We will return 3 of our 4 starters next year. And, we will have Billy Ellis returning, as well. Billy was an A-team starter LAST year, got moved to B-team captain this year, and SHOULD return to the A-team next year as a Senior. Aust...
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Traveling to nats w/ minors
Replies: 4
Views: 3766

Re: Traveling to nats w/ minors

It depends on where you teach. Ask your administration what is required. When I worked for Huntsville City Schools, I had to have a notarized permission form from each student just to travel down the street. Here at West Point, a generic parent-signed permission form will allow me to take them anywh...
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 7097

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

Could someone please elaborate on "statistically anomalous"? I've seen the results, and if it's simply the fact that these two players scored at abnormally high levels throughout the tournament, that's a problem. It seems wrong that statistical anomaly and failure to corroborate tournament results ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 10332

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

And, even as I posted this, it was corrected....
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 10332

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

I just read all this. I don't know why. But, as an outsider, it looks like either Jake or Josh mixed up the "Alliance" and the "Association." According to Jake, it is the ALLIANCE that is promoting good quiz bowl (IE - pyramidal, no worksheets, etc). According to Josh, it is the ASSOCIATION that is ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Assuming every winner, runner-up, and wildcard team accepts their invitation to ASCA State, this will be the pools (assuming that I seeded everyone correctly): Pool A - Hoover, LAMP, Indian Springs, Arab, Enterprise, Fairview Pool B - James Clemens, West Point, Grissom, Sparkman, East Lawrence, St. ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Speaking of Spring tournaments... Good Hope is still hoping to run a tournament again this year in the early Spring, and I've agreed to help organize/run it. Do the players/coaches who frequent this board have a personal preference in Spring dates? February 4th is probably a no-go for me since that...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

This weekend's tournament at West Point was very good. We didn't have any major problems and finished early. I think our varsity team had a tough time this weekend and didn't play to their full potential. Although we finished second without one of our best players (Rishik Hombal) we left a lot of p...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 29360

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 15888

Re: Preseason Poll

Mr. Henry has evidently been arguing his case with you guys for a while but he is not just a QB coach; he is an employee at a traditional public school who has his own dog in this cultural fight. Traditional public school employees, admins and teachers, tend to, um, loathe charters. And part of his...
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS16

Field Update: Bob Jones - 1 team Buckhorn - 2 teams Clarke County - 1 team Covenant Christian - 1 team Florence - 1 team Gadsden City - 1 team Good Hope - 1 team Hanceville - 1 team Hewitt-Trussville - 3 teams Hoover - 3 teams James Clemens - 2 teams Muscle Shoals - 2 teams St. Bernard - 1 team Stil...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to the 5th Annual West Point Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be separate a...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 17291

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Fair enough. For what it's worth, I would very much be in favor of some sort of objective way for NAQT to rule on charter school eligibility. You have convinced me that if any charter schools belong at SSNCT, Lehigh Valley does. Perhaps they will consider some sort of committee that will look at sch...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 17291

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

For those who are confused by Lee's references to Facebook, I think he is referencing a post by Matt Weiner, who doesn't post on the boards and hasn't posted in this thread. The people in this thread who disagree with him did not post anything on Facebook and have not impugned him at all. I would a...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 17291

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

WHEW! OK.... First, let me say something: I feel like a fool. Not because of my arguments, but because I 100% legitimately never even considered the possibility that anyone would take this as me trying to ban teams that are better than mine so that we could "win the damned tournament." Looking at it...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 7626

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

Are stats from this tournament posted anywhere? I'm working on this. I used an old PC laptop at the tournament and now it won't boot up. If I have to, I will remove the hard drive and extract the SQBS file that way. I'm still hoping to get it to boot, though. I apologize for the delay. I HATE when ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 17291

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Cheynem wrote:I think charter schools, as long as they fit the size restrictions, should be allowed to play SSNCT, yes.
Should private schools that fit the size restrictions be allowed to play SSNCT, then?

What's the difference?
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 17291

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

So.... is there anyone out there who ISN'T affiliated with a Charter School who legitimately thinks it's a good idea to allow charter schools in SSNCT? Really? Not just for the sake of being a contrarian, but who truly believes that charter schools and regular, public small schools are on the same f...