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by Matthew D
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer tournaments at UTC
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Summer tournaments at UTC

While I won't be playing.. I figure I will be there to help out... and maybe a couple of more people
by Matthew D
Wed May 26, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 5016

8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

I know it is a bit early but I wanted to let everyone know to save August 28th, 2010 for our 2nd annual season opening tournament. This will be a NAQT tournament with an IS set that will be set later. Hope to see as many teams as we can for our tournament in Grant, AL. edited to include fees registr...
by Matthew D
Sat May 22, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Effective recruitment techniques?
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Effective recruitment techniques?

I have found if your coach starts talking to certain ones you usually land those players... at least I have managed to do it more often than not... another thing you might do is let some of the ones that think they want to play try it.. I got two the other day using that
by Matthew D
Sun May 16, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 4684

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

I have a feeling that my team would be interested in this.. we are coming in on Thursday night and leave out on Monday morning
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?

Getting your bus certification isn't really that bad.. I am working on getting mine done now. You have to take the CDL test with the bus endorsement then you have a week long class, and finally the road test. I had mine way back when but let the dang thing lapse and now I am at it again. Cathy you a...
by Matthew D
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?

lol must be nice.. I have to pay for mine but at $0.90 a mile it isn't that bad
by Matthew D
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

For Army personal, the Citadel is just step below going to West Point or it once was...
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

my one and only is going to Marion
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

Josh that sounds like a good plan for all of us to get together in May
by Matthew D
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama NAQT State Championship 4/17/2010
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Alabama NAQT State Championship 4/17/2010

Thank you for a good tournament Josh... sorry I wasn't up to full strength to make it more interesting for my team
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT - Small Schools
Replies: 28
Views: 4283

Re: HSNCT - Small Schools

For the record.. we have 472 kids (9-12) the last time I check in the office but that might have gone down a little
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2036

Re: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.

Well DAR is located in Grant AL which is in North Alabama.. your coach as brought teams to my tournaments when I was at Scottsboro.. only 20 minutes up the road from there...
by Matthew D
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2036

Re: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.

I think I would be interested in mirroring this tournament in the Southeast...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama NAQT State Championship 4/17/2010
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Alabama NAQT State Championship 4/17/2010

Josh.. we will only have one varsity team... don't have enough players for another team due to a prom date that was supposed to be moved to an earlier date but wasn't
by Matthew D
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Results from the tournament We played 13 match round robin with the 14 teams that were able to make it and finished at 5 pm on the dot after starting at 9:30 am... 1st Place Brindlee Mt. A 2nd Place DAR A 3rd Place ASFA A I would like to thank all of my moderating staff for the hard work that they d...
by Matthew D
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

well one thing that would be nice would that we stop having the 2 killer districts (ours and Bham) and spread the love around..
by Matthew D
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Due to weather related issues we were advised to reschedule the tournament till next weekend. Sorry for the change in plans
by Matthew D
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Update on field Richland (TN) 1 V Catholic HS (AL) 1 V Berry High 1 V Randolph HS 1 V Web School (TN) 3 JV Cherokee HS 1 V Russellvile HS 1 V Notre Dame (TN) 1 V ASFA 2 V 1JV BMHS 1V 2JV Hoover 2 V 1JV Ezell-Harding 2V teams IF any other teams would like to attend, we have spots still availble for t...
by Matthew D
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MS Teams in HS Tournaments?
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: MS Teams in HS Tournaments?

Not so sure about that would be the case but I do think that Middle School players need to play as often as they can and if it is like our state, they can't get that playing at MS only tournaments because we have so few. Also, quality of questions that we see at tournaments around here is bad to be ...
by Matthew D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st annual DAR Middle School Tournament 1/23/10
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: 1st annual DAR Middle School Tournament 1/23/10

Tournament has been cancelled due to lack of interest
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Just reminder that we will be hosting this tournament on Feb 13th
by Matthew D
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Awesome... I will make sure I include you on the mailing list
by Matthew D
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3267

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Charlie, Basically what happened was we played 5 games in pool play. Then 16 of the teams moved to playoffs with the higher seated team having an advantage (they only had to win one game, while the lower seated team had to win the first match (standard 20 tossups and bonus) plus another 10 question ...
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Yes taking care of your moderators with food and drink through the day is a must... at least in my book also
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)
Replies: 27
Views: 3267

Re: 6th Annual Brindlee Mountain Invitational (Dec. 5, 2009)

Lee, put Nathan down. He is pretty sure that he can make it and might be able to bring one or two people with him
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - 12/5/09

Which one Andrew? Brindlee Mt has been on the same weekend for about 5 years now, this one has moved around more than one time
by Matthew D
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Postponed**DAR High Winter Invitational Year 2 Feb 13, 2010

Dear Coaches, I am pleased to announce the 2nd Annual DAR High School Winter Invitational will be held on February 13, 2010 with registration set to begin at 8:30 am and play being promptly at 9 am. Base registration fee for the tournament will be 65 dollars with a discount of $5 for working buzzers...
by Matthew D
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Just wanted to say congratulations to both Dorman teams, Brookwood, and Chattahoochee; in addition to telling the Vanderbilt team they did a pretty good job with tournament.
by Matthew D
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

DAR will be playing only on Saturday and bring at least 1 buzzer system and maybe a second
by Matthew D
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Thanks
We will be bringing at least 1 system more than likely two buzzer systems
by Matthew D
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Greg emailed you about the times but still haven't heard anything... what time are you starting on Friday and Saturday? Need to know because we do have a 2 hour drive
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

What time are you planning on starting Friday and Saturday? I can't seem to find that information
by Matthew D
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 16881

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

While I doubt that Alabama will ever host, it wouldn't be that we couldn't host it. We do have both Huntsville and Birmingham as good cities for hosting with facilities while not Chicago would be adequate for the task.. I personally think that Nashville or Atlanta would be choices for hosting down s...
by Matthew D
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: interest in buzzer system?
Replies: 27
Views: 4609

Re: interest in buzzer system?

Mike just wondering, how would you use USB connectivity on a buzzer system? I know I am being a bit dense but had to ask
by Matthew D
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: interest in buzzer system?
Replies: 27
Views: 4609

Re: interest in buzzer system?

something can take a little bit of abuse would be great. This one of the reasons I like my sets of the judge
by Matthew D
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 10228

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

I just emailed you but DAR High School will have one varsity team
by Matthew D
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT host call?
Replies: 22
Views: 3032

Re: NAQT host call?

Any word on the host city yet?
by Matthew D
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

LOL.. wait you two till they get older...
by Matthew D
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: When to Begin
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: When to Begin

I personally think that 7th grade is a good starting place for most players. It gives them a chance to get the basics down and continue to grow in high school. Which will led to less of a burnout because they seem to have a better grasp of the knowledge. I think the burnout factor has more to do wit...
by Matthew D
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

well that now is a horse of different color and with the mistake fixed they aren't that bad.
As for the call to pull out or disband ASCA, I still think there is hope in fixing the situation

spelling edit
by Matthew D
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

very interesting...
by Matthew D
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 7817

Re: Alabama '09-'10

I'm wondering exactly which club that is and why would they be writing questions for a quizbowl state championship... go figure QG here we come again!!!!!
by Matthew D
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?
Replies: 50
Views: 7943

Re: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?

Well Rick, Lee, or any of the other coaches that come to my tournaments, if we have something like this come up please bring it to my attention because I will say something to the coach or parent that is going around with team or the team if need be. It take a bit of the fun out of things for people...
by Matthew D
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?
Replies: 50
Views: 7943

Re: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?

I have noticed as of late that there seems to be less polite play in general from some off color remarks by players that really didn't need to be made to yelling stall during someone else's buzz or talking loudly during someone else's bonus questions... I guess we honestly need to work, as coaches, ...
by Matthew D
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st Annual Samford University Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: 1st Annual Samford University Tournament

I'm wondering about it also
by Matthew D
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT host call?
Replies: 22
Views: 3032

Re: NAQT host call?

I would love to see Atlanta as a site personally