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by LaurenJernstadt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

While you are certainly free to have as much fun as you like (in fact I encourage relaxing at least a bit to avoid stress), if my past three years has taught me anything, it's to not let your mind wander (for too long) at a tournament, especially not at SSNCT (unless you get a really sick power on ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

My coach is getting us City Passes, so hopefully we don't have to wait outside for long periods of time to get into attractions. We were going to explore Shedd's Aquarium after we were elimnated from the tournament last year, but the line was very long and moving very slowly. Other than that, I don'...
by LaurenJernstadt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Since this thread kinda went dead again, who's getting excited for SSNCT?!?!?!?!?!?! We leave for Chicago Thursday afterschool; that's all that's getting me through this week.

And I also sae Camp Hill's article! Pretty sweet seeing quiz bowl teams get community recognition from their local area:)
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

I don't know much on Class B. Almost all of the schools we played this year are either really really small or really really big, and the B schools we played didn't make it into the bracket (except DCD).
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Basically, you have the powerhouses and the dark horses. Every team is a dark horse cause every team could possibly pull something. Not trying to get ahead of myself, but I'm thinkkng the top four, in no particular order, will be Fulton, Sacred Heart, Hackett Catholic, and Manistee CC. But any team ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

I think of two dark horses: White Cloud and Sandusky. I think of White Cloud because of what I know about them. I actually watched QuizBusters between White Cloud and Fulton earlier today, and found that although you guys beat them by over 200 points, it was because you pulled ahead at the end of a...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Devin, are there any other dark horses in our bracket? Sometimes, teams get overlooked; then they are the ones who pack a punch. Its like last year how Bad Axe, who I believe lost in their second round of tournament action to UAIS, battled their way through the Loser's bracket all the way to the Cha...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Devin, it also might be good to note that we are more than likely the only two people in the Class C/D Division that know about POMMSS, it's relative difficulty, and it's question distribution. Because of this, I'm pushing my coach to use BHSAT, Harvard Fall Tournament, and Michigan State Tournament...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

I can inform you (read: we didn't sign any non-disclosure agreement, but spoiler alert) that we beat Boyne City on Quiz Central for the Grand Championship, and they beat both Flushing and Bad Axe . I feel like Manistee Catholic Central is the biggest threat on our side of the bracket (we beat Breth...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Also noted, the winners of Matches C37 and C38 are guaranteed at least a Top Three finish. I like how the Honors College set up the bracket that way so that teams have a greater incentive to do well Friday. It makes those two teams' days' easier Saturday, and they still get a bit of a reward out of ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

That's a tad bit surprising! I for one noted that the top 4 teams in Class CD from last year that weren't Utica Academy (they're not in it this year) all got byes (Bad Axe, Manistee CC, Hackett Catholic, and Sacred Heart). I feel like Fulton got snubbed in their bracket placement, but that's just m...
by LaurenJernstadt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 20458

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

The brackets and schedules for the State Tournament are now posted!

http://honorscollege.msu.edu/quiz-bowl-brackets
by LaurenJernstadt
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

jonah wrote:
troyharris wrote:Aren't the scrimmages on Friday night?
Yes.
Oops, my mistake! I meant Friday.
by LaurenJernstadt
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Travel to HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

Travel to HSNCT

I could use some help guys! My team is debating whether or not we want to drive or fly down to Atlanta for HSNCT. Although flying is more convenient, it is more expensive, and my coach is worried about the transit line being too confusing and hectic. We could drive, but it is twelve hours one way no...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

A bit off topic, but I think it would be cool for teams to have some sort of meet and greet event other than actual matches sometime at the tournament. Maybe Thursday night during scrimmages, set aside a big conference room in the hotel, offer some snacks for people to munch on, just some way to tea...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Hallsville is def the best small school in Missouri, and maybe we trail slightly behind them. Sam rarely negs - he is gonna be very dangerous to other perhaps stronger teams at nats. Yeah, Hallsville was our first match of Prelims and our first loss of the day. We tried our best, but they are one s...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Is it a common thing to arrive before Friday? We are arriving earlier this year but I know last year we didn't get there until very late Friday night. My team is leaving after-school Thursday and touring Friday. I'm hoping we get back in time to crunch out one or two scrimmige rounds. Fun Fact: we ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Haven't heard much about Private/Charter Division. How do you think that will be sizing up so far considering it is only 32 teams and it being new to SSNCT? And I know that NAQT hasn't updated the awards section yet on the SSNCT information page, but how many trophies do they plan on handing out in ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

I love how this forum went from discussing Small School domination to the best place to get pizza :lol: :lol: :lol:
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Ottawa Hills A leads the line for Ohio. On IS-158 in league play, they averaged 18 ppb and broke 500 (over 24 tossups) 3 times in 7 matches. I always want to see them play more, but it never seems to hurt them when this tournament comes around. Newbury returns most of the team that finished t-25 la...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Ricky Rivera presents, a lesson on Chicago Pizza for the edification of all parties involved: - Unos/Due: The OG of deep dish pizza, you can never go wrong. Pretty popular with tourists though, so be prepared. - Lou Malnati's: High quality, has helped me through many a tournament as the pizza of cho...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundrasing for HSNCT
Replies: 0
Views: 2141

Fundrasing for HSNCT

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren jernstadt, and I am the captain of the Fulton High School Varsity QuizBowl Team. This year, our team will be the first in the history of our school to attend the High School National Championship Tournament. However, we are in need of the funds to alleviate the cost...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Jonah, our school isn't listed on the field page as a very small school even though the total student population at Fulton is 191 students (Grades 9-12). Does my coach need to contact NAQT about this? Also, I haven't seen any conversation yet about the Private/Charter Division! Who is going to take ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT National Championship in Chicago Fundraiser
Replies: 1
Views: 2495

Re: NAQT National Championship in Chicago Fundraiser

If you find the thread under the National Championships tab about Fundraising for NSC, I suggested there a spaghetti dinner fundraiser! My team made over $2100 off of it with probably 250 people at minimum! I suggest you ask a local church if they would be willing to help you put it on since chiches...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19790

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Being from the beautiful mitten state, I'm hoping Michigan can represent pretty well at SSNCT. We have five teams attending this year as opposed to three last year. Although the highest a Michigan team finished last year was T-33rd (Fulton and White Cloud with Bad Axe not making it past Prelims), I'...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: POMMSS A HS regular difficulty housewritten packet set
Replies: 7
Views: 5083

Re: POMMSS A HS regular difficulty housewritten packet set

Also wondering: would it be too much of a burden to inquire about writing up a sample packet so teams can get familiarized with the difficulty of the set and how certain questions are built? I know you referneced BHSAT and Harvard Fall Invitational for difficulty standards, but (I don't know if its ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: POMMSS A HS regular difficulty housewritten packet set
Replies: 7
Views: 5083

Re: POMMSS A HS regular difficulty housewritten packet set

Just wondering: since the Michigan High School State Quiz Bowl Championships typically had the rule in place of ending the macth after two fifteen halves or until all questions in the packet are read (since there were usually many questions in each packet due to the KMO style), will the pyrimidial s...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

One other tip with the dinner fundraiser: have people donate the food! We literally spent $0 on preparing the meal because an old elementary school teacher who was a member of the church bought all of the decorations for us and asked families to donate spaghetti, sauce, salads, garlic bread, dessert...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

Our team recently put on a Spaghetti Dinner at a local church to fundraise for HSNCT. The people there were very generous and donated food alongside monetary donations. We made over $2100! Now we need a way to fundraise the other $1400-$1600, but where we are at right now, each team member would on...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

Our team recently put on a Spaghetti Dinner at a local church to fundraise for HSNCT. The people there were very generous and donated food alongside monetary donations. We made over $2100! Now we need a way to fundraise the other $1400-$1600, but where we are at right now, each team member would onl...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45096

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

is there a way where NAQT could denote what schools are "Very Small Schools" on the current Field List (Like an asterik or other symbol by their name)? That way other Very Small Schools like mine can stay informed as to how many and what schools are currently in that particular field? Done. Note th...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45096

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

I saw the award for the Best Very Small School being offered this year. It makes me wonder how they will go about awarding that since they said it would be determined by a separate tournament as well as the number of "very small" traditional public schools have registered already. Twenty-seven team...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45096

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

AKKOLADE wrote:Not at the present. If time allows for me to publish one, I will, but presently that's not an insignificant amount of time that I may or may not have depending on how my schedule turns out.
Darn.... But I totally understand where you are coming from.
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45096

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Do you happen to do a Small School Ranking for teams looking to compare themselves leading up to the SSNCT? ... ...I want to be able to compare my team to others small schools across the nation currently rather than having to fish out the small schools from the overall high school rankings. Hoping ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45096

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Do you happen to do a Small School Ranking for teams looking to compare themselves leading up to the SSNCT? Coming from a public school of less than 150 students in grades 10-12 (about 200 students altogether), I want to be able to compare my team to others small schools across the nation currently ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 14555

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

Typically, if our team has a match or tournament nearby or doesn't start till the afternoon, we find we work best when we have a buzzer practice that morning. It gets our trivial senses on alert and can be a great way to wake up in the morning. We also like to do a little thing we call the buzzer ga...
by LaurenJernstadt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 44280

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

Is there any news on Michigan tryouts? Don't want the great mitten state to go unrepresented!
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT 2017 Qualifying
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: SSNCT 2017 Qualifying

Welcome to the forums! There is no minimum-gameplay requirement for NAQT wildcard applications. You are welcome and encouraged to send us a wildcard bid, even if your team's entire regular-season schedule consists of non-NAQT tournaments. Thank you! I just wanted to make sure if there were any requ...
by LaurenJernstadt
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT 2017 Qualifying
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

SSNCT 2017 Qualifying

I have a question as to qualifying for the Small School National Championship Tournament 2017 sponsored by NAQT. My team competes in many quiz bowl matches and tournaments throughout the year and were able to qualify for the SSNCT 2016 on a wildcard bid for our impressive performance throughout the ...