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by quiz4life
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2.10.18 - JHU Winter, Baltimore MD
Replies: 4
Views: 2875

Re: 2.10.18 - JHU Winter, Baltimore MD

Kudos to Audrey and the JHU folk who ran this tournament. This was a very well run tournament. Everything was on time, good moderators, a great mix of quality teams. A wonderful day of quiz. Congratulations to the top three finishers; Montgomery Blair, Richard Montgomery A & B. You were all not only...
by quiz4life
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11409

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

This was a great tournament! It was a lot of fun and it was so well run. The schedule was right-on-time and the staff was excellent. As a coach of the only true high school team (meaning we only played high school students) I also appreciated how kind the other players and staff were to my young pla...
by quiz4life
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11409

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

Hi Chris,

For those teams/players needing lodging do you have suggestions on places that are near by to the campus?

Thanks,
by quiz4life
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19854

Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion

Any word if UM-Ann Arbor will again host a Fall Classic and if so what date? Would the TD/club president drop me a line.

I am planning out our schedule for the year and would love to bring a couple of teams.

Thanks!
by quiz4life
Sat May 06, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT Florida State Championship @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3214

Re: 2017 NAQT Florida State Championship @ UCF

This is turning out to be a great tournament! Certainly the best Florida state championship that has been held. Almost all of the top quiz teams in the state are participating. Quality quiz is really growing here in Florida.

Well done Peter!
by quiz4life
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 43007

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

Things look very good for a Team Florida.

A Team Singapore is still a possibility.
by quiz4life
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 43007

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

Just checking with the powers to be but there is a movement to bring a "Team Singapore". Would this be acceptable?

Thanks,
by quiz4life
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XI at Harvard (11/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 8425

Re: HFT XI at Harvard (11/5/16)

Wow what a great field! This looks like an early season All-Star game. So many top teams. Great job Raynor.

Sadly my team will be cannon fodder. But we hope to win a few matches in what is our second year.
by quiz4life
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question providers for TV tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Question providers for TV tournaments

Dear Quiz Community, I would love your thoughts and advice on what you feel is the better and the not so good question providers for televised quiz tournaments. Our local televised 5 county tournament is searching for new questions providers. I am hoping I can hear from the national quiz community c...
by quiz4life
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 40110

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Ryan, as the former coach who built the Singapore American School (SAS) quiz team, which includes all the players currently on the team, I thank you for the congratulations for their performance. Sadly I was not there this weekend but the teams are very happy with their overall performance. A Team l...
by quiz4life
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 40110

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Will you or someone else be posting them here on this forum? Are there any live feeds?

Thanks,
by quiz4life
Thu May 05, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: West Windsor-Plainsboro North
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

West Windsor-Plainsboro North

Hi All,

I am looking to get into contact with a coach and or player(s) from West Windsor-Plainsboro North. Can anybody out there help me?

Thanks,
by quiz4life
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2015-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Florida 2015-2016

Hi All, I am the coach at the Community School of Naples here in beautiful Naples, Florida. We are looking for tournaments in FL and even GA. I have been checking NAQT's tournament schedule but if there are others please let us know. I would also like to have contact with other coaches here in Flori...
by quiz4life
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Asian Circuit Activity
Replies: 8
Views: 3919

Re: Asian Circuit Activity

Here is an update of the Asian Quiz circuit. Starting where Andre finished off in April of 2014 Singapore American School (SAS) hosted a JV tournament using NAQT "A" series questions. SAS's A team won the tournament going undefeated beating Puxi in the finals 440-130. Also attending was Brent Intern...
by quiz4life
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournaments in Singapore 2014-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

Tournaments in Singapore 2014-2015

Hi All, This academic year Singapore American School will be hosting two NAQT tournaments. If the dates fit with your vacation times I hope you will consider attending. You can visit beautiful, warm, safe, and clean Singapore! The dates: November 15 is the date for the 2nd Singapore Invitational Tou...
by quiz4life
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournaments in Singapore
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Tournaments in Singapore

Hi All, Singapore American School will be hosting two NAQT tournaments. If the dates fit with your vacation times I hope you will consider attending. You can visit beautiful, warm, safe and clean Singapore! The dates: November 15 is the date for the 2nd Singapore Invitational Tournament. We will use...
by quiz4life
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 24369

Re: Buzzer systems

Hi Jon,
Yes you are correct. In my defense it was rather late when I wrote that post:oops:

Thanks and good pick-up.
by quiz4life
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 24369

Re: Buzzer systems

Hi Kyle, This maybe a tad late but...I suggest buzzersystems.com not only do they have excellent systems but they have an convertor available to order. I have used buzzersystems.com at many of the different international schools I have coached. That includes Shanghai American School where I used the...
by quiz4life
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Buzzer
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: International Buzzer

Hi Deo, I have ordered from buzzersytems.com for a few different international schools. I have had great service from them and the buzzers are excellent. This includes my newest school here at Singapore American School. Since we are "neighbors" can we talk about meeting up for matches. I am working ...
by quiz4life
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV quiz questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

JV quiz questions?

Hi All, Who out there are selling quality, pyramid style questions for JV (Grade 9 & 10) questions? I am still out here pushing real quiz. It is a tough battle but I shall not give up the fight! This weekend we have to use KMO questions in a tournament. God help us. Michael Harvey American Community...
by quiz4life
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 53187

As the founder and former coach of the Shanghai Quiz Team, I want to thank the coach of Aiken for his kind words to the team. I have forwarded them on to the team. The team has had some challenges and difficulties that the rest of the quiz world does not face. They play againist no other local teams...
by quiz4life
Mon May 14, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A loss for the quiz world and us all
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

A loss for the quiz world and us all

The quiz world has lost one of their coaches. I am saddened to report that Alan Jones the quiz coach at Shanghai American School died yesterday. Alan took his team to NAQT Nationals last year so some of you may have known him from that tournament. Alan was a wonderful and fine man, funny, caring and...
by quiz4life
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anderson Buzzers
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Thanks to those who have replied to my email about Anderson Buzzer's. My main focus was not the buzzers themselves but the company. We want to order two buzzer systems but they do not answer their. If anyone is in the area and feels like giving them a call to see if they are still in business. We ar...
by quiz4life
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anderson Buzzers
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Anderson Buzzers

Hi All, Does anyone know if there are any problems with the Anderson buzzer company? My school sent them an email over a week ago and we have not heard a thing. We are looking to order two buzzers systems. Calling is fiddicult because the time they open the school has been closed for hours. Thanks, ...
by quiz4life
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Quiz Bowl 2006-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 30715

Rick, I have hoped for a while that you would write an article or write a very long post on the history of qb, as you have known it. Some one needs to write about the history of quiz. As a teacher of history and one who has been involved in quiz for, I believe, over twenty years-you seem to be that ...
by quiz4life
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

Will any one send the match scores at lunch time? I understand that Fisher Catholic is 0-2 and the Latin school has already lost one as has El Paso and St. Thomas
by quiz4life
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

If you read my post on page 5 (my that is getting rather long) of the NAQT thread I explain more about Shanghai bringing three different members to NAC, but yes Dennis is still the strongest player.
Michael Harvey
by quiz4life
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

Let's bring this thread back to the question I asked, in what seems a very long time ago-that is peoples views of what will happen at NAC in Chicago. Since I first asked this question we have Byram Hills winning in SA and Chaska winning in DC and I now have a two-year old. OK the question is not tha...
by quiz4life
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 124337

I hope you do not mind me throwing a few kudos to my former team Shanghai and their performance at NAQT. 7-3 and an overall 16th place is darn good. But what makes it even more impressive, from a very biased point of view, are two things 1) Shanghai played in just ONE tournament the entire year, tha...
by quiz4life
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 30472

Matt, you have valid reasons for disliking Chip and his tournament BUT as has been stated you have not seen his tournament and most likely his questions in a few years. The questions have been getting better. I have viewed the questions from 2001-2004. In 2005 I was at the tournament. The questions ...
by quiz4life
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 124337

Any news on the first and/or second round of the playoffs?
by quiz4life
Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 124337

NAC updates

Hey how about some updates or highlights from day 1? Not all of us are so lucky to be there!! The only team I know about is Shanghai going 7-3.
Michael Harvey
American Community School
Abu Dhabi, UAE
by quiz4life
Sun May 28, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

Dr Chuck, Thank you for clarifying your thoughts about my former team and the fine young students who make it up. I know the captain of the Shanghai team reads this listing maybe he will chime in with his two cents. As for NAC, I see nothing wrong with promoting teams. This, just like NAQT, is a bus...
by quiz4life
Sun May 28, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

Dr. Chuck, It seems to me that you are infering that Chip paved a road that allowed my team to succeed in last years tournament. "Shanghai will still get Chip's eye as they make a sophomore run which I think will be more smoothly paved than last year." That sir is totally false! My team played very ...
by quiz4life
Fri May 26, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 56468

QU-The field in Chicago

Here is the field for Chicago http://www.qunlimited.com/chsched6.htm Any takers on the top teams? Last year the El Paso (A very nice team including the coach and a traveling dad) team took second overall. Shanghai went 6-0 in the prelims but lost to a very good Chaska, a team they had beaten in the ...
by quiz4life
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who's gonna win?
Replies: 38
Views: 16556

foreign dark horse

The school from Shanghai maybe a team to watch out for. Last year at NAQT they ended up 5-5 with one loss being to Dorman by 10 points. The team came into NAQT with no real match experience. At NAC, with the experience that NAQT gave them, they did very well. They are coming back with their top two ...
by quiz4life
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 13410

I must disagree with the views on the KMO. I love coaching the KMO and my teams have always enjoyed them. The KMO is the only time the team can work as a "team". I love having them work together to find the correct answer. The time outs are perfect for discussion and laughs. The questions are genera...
by quiz4life
Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HS NCT Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 11832

I am trying to get hold of the NAQT head honchos, Robert and/or Chad. I have had no response from my email to the NAQT address on their website and the email I sent to Robert's address (topquark) came back. Can any body help me here? Thanks, Michael Harvey American Community School Abu Dhabi, UAE mi...
by quiz4life
Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 19439

Thanks to all who answered my original post and this poll thread. I ordered the http://www.buzzersystems.com We bought the handheld version. So far we are very happy with it. The system that Mr. Barry had suggested does look very good but the website is not up to snuff and the buzzersystems machine ...
by quiz4life
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle Grades/Jr. High Quizbowl
Replies: 43
Views: 20147

Does any know where I can get or can see some middle school questions? I would be interested in seeing what is expected from MS kids and if they are more NAQT or NAC style.
Thans,
Michael Harvey
American Community School
Abu Dhabi, UAE
by quiz4life
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Dr. Chuck, can you tell me more and/or give me a website about the High School Shoot Out? "Mama"-now I remember you. Your team cleaned my teams clock! But all very politely. Yes we found many of the cultural questions difficult. Now the students tend to go to North America during the summer and most...
by quiz4life
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

The free pizza arrives because the principals pays for it out of school funds. This will be my 5th school in which I have coached a KMO team. I do allow grade 9's play in the HS KMO and I normally have a Junior High KMO. This allows the grade 9's to be top dog for the day! "Mama" what school are you...
by quiz4life
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

KMO

I know this is a bit early but I am wondering about the general feeling this year about the KMO? As a coach I am a big supporter of the KMO. My teams and I enjoy it. The KMO is the only times the ENTIRE team can work together as a team. No infighting of A vs. B. The younger players also get to play ...
by quiz4life
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 17
Views: 11753

This is a very good and important thread. I have started quiz teams in six schools, as such I have a lot of experience at trying to show the students and admin and even other schools why quiz teams. Yes it is fun! It is a team activity. And that is a good thing. Most importantly it is, as someone on...
by quiz4life
Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 14454

Many thanks for all those who have posted an answer to my questions about buzzer systems. I will review those systems that were suggested. Please continue to send more posts. Matt, I agree with an early post, can you make old buzzer system threads available? Maybe a FAQ section could be added to you...
by quiz4life
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 14454

Buzzer Systems

Hi All, My school is going to buy, and soon, one or even two new buzzer systems. I would like to hear from players and coaches on what you suggest and do not suggest for systems. This includes questions such as; which brand names, hand-held or table-top, with wires or wireless. Thanks, Michael Harve...
by quiz4life
Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle Grades/Jr. High Quizbowl
Replies: 43
Views: 20147

Fred,
Would you please email me off list at my school address and let me know which question provider you would not use and why? I have found a few question providers (But I am looking for more so keep those suggestions coming!) michael-harvey@acs.sch.ae
Thanks,
Michael
by quiz4life
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle Grades/Jr. High Quizbowl
Replies: 43
Views: 20147

Where do these MS/JHS tournaments get there questions? What formats(s) are used? Bill-nice site!
Thanks,
Michael Harvey
American Community School
Abu Dhabi, UAE
by quiz4life
Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in foreign countries: How?
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

Hi I am the former coach of the team from Shanghai. Quiz at international schools tend to be a hit or miss type of thing. There is, as far as I know, not a NAQT, PACE, NAC league/major tournament. If you are going to an international school than you should try and get a team started in your school. ...