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by Matthew D
Thu May 07, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Packets for High School
Replies: 13
Views: 3160

Re: Science Packets for High School

The bold part is called the power if you answer the question inside this area in most tournaments you receive 15 points not the usual 10. FTP = for the points, which means 10 points. On any tournament using negative -5 penalty for incorrect interruptions, if you interrupt anywhere in the question an...
by Matthew D
Tue May 05, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 4507

Re: Bouncebacks?

Full number of points for each correct answer.
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

I know we are preparing extremely hard for the tournament also. I am sure the BMHS should do well and should finish high in small schools. CCA they have looked good at times but I am not sure they are as strong in year past. Hoover is a great team and I see them finishing high also... Josh has done ...
by Matthew D
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 8525

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

Phil,
DAR HS has two teams.. just sent you the payment
by Matthew D
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 75241

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

If it is like previous years.. I don't think that a room will be able to handle that.... but with a new venue.. might not be the case..
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 75241

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

We are in the same boat but I am hoping that we will be able to raise the money in time... this is my bunches first time playing in the tournament, so it will be a learning experience for all of us..
by Matthew D
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)

Well Susan said if you have it on the 16th then she can keep stats for ya'll and that late in the year Saturday would be better on me.. less trying to find a sub and such..
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)

DAR will attempt to make it with one or two teams... depends on the money situation right now
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 8525

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

Phil I will have at least one team
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

I am not piling on but both Josh and Lee are correct in the statements that were made. Please guys if you need help putting something like this together ask. I know that there were several offers of help extended to help make this State Tournament a great tournament but it seemed like that no one wa...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What To Do With No-Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: What To Do With No-Shows

Personally, I have found that is really not worth the effort. I had three teams drop on me on the day of my tournament. 2 because of an unexpected illness of the coach (she called the first of the morning) the other didn't contact me at all... come to find out, they got dates mixed up... but hey thi...
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

thanks Andy appreciate it
by Matthew D
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

I will have 2 also...
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

Just wondering if anyone would mind doing a field update please
by Matthew D
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

Apparently there was more than one site that had only enough teams for one "normal" sized pool of 7 or 8... we had to sit through a conversation about the other South Alabama site at the beginning of one of our rounds at Snead..
by Matthew D
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

Trust me Brooks is not that good... on Saturday at the tournament Slade was reading at and my team was playing in, I don't think they won a game.
by Matthew D
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Alabama Championship
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: NAQT Alabama Championship

I stand corrected that is NOT the same day as regionals.. .
by Matthew D
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

I just love the fact that those two districts have the most active teams playing and we all get slammed together into those two districts...
by Matthew D
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8959

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

Ok I know I don't normally do this but What about Atlanta? It has a major airline hub, quite a few convention centers/hotels, not bad for getting around downtown, and you have two colleges that have programs that are NOT that far away with Georgia Tech in the city and U of GA in Athens. Driving time...
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4274

Re: Getting coaches to care

Honestly Matt W, I don't have a clue if that would fly with the courts, which is the whole thing that is driving this. But it does seem like if you actually had the parent listed as a volunteer coach then they should be able to do it. When I was in school, we regularly had several of us that drove h...
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4274

Re: Getting coaches to care

Douglas and Matt, I am just speaking about Alabama. If a team uses the name of the high school we can be held responsible for the actions of that group. Now if you are on your own time, not using the schools name, or anything like that... then I have a feeling nothing would come of it. Also, accordi...
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

I got the official word last night that UA did have the bid because I was asking who had it because nothing had been printed or done about it.
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4274

Re: Getting coaches to care

Matt as much as I agree with you about the HS students that participate in our programs, the school runs a liability with the students that are from that school and "crazy" parents have impressed in the minds of the administration with their continual calling, frivolous lawsuits, and just general dr...
by Matthew D
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

complete stats found here

http://darhslab.bravehost.com/DARInvita ... dings.html

the first pool was not used due to 3 teams not coming today and then an emergency division of pools
by Matthew D
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Results

Varsity
1st Hoover
2nd Hume-Fogg
3rd ASFA
4th Brindlee Moutain

Playoffs, Russellville A, Covenant Christian A, ASFA JV, CCA JV

JV
1st ASFA JV
2nd CCA JV
3rd Catholic JV
4th Brindlee Mt JV

Full results to be posted later this weekend
by Matthew D
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Moderators, or, Silberman's Axiom Defended
Replies: 33
Views: 3666

Re: On Moderators, or, Silberman's Axiom Defended

I would second that point, by taking the added pressure off and allowing for practice, those that want to become better will become better
by Matthew D
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repairing the reset button on the Judge
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Ok I had that the first time something happened... you might want to check the wire that bridges the connection between the timer and the reset button... it might be loose..
by Matthew D
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repairing the reset button on the Judge
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Yes I know it is amazing but there are still at least three in my area I know of
by Matthew D
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repairing the reset button on the Judge
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Well I got the reset buttons replaced on both of my Judges. Radio Shack had the button that was a bit beefier than the original one that was on the Judge but they had cut a hole in the housing that was a bit wide for it, so I picked up some 7/16 washers from Home Depot to cover the bottom and the to...
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Actually Andy they are playing theirs on the Friday right before.. so we are safe.. apparently I got lucky because I thought at first I wouldn't get to have any of the CC help because it was scheduled the same day and then I got a last minute switch on the questions but it worked out, I believe
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RFC: Dealing with middle school parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: RFC: Dealing with middle school parents

Bill, I can totally understand the frustration at the behavior of some of these "win at all cost" parents, they are truly pieces of work but I am not sure about the 100 point deduction of points. I don't know the format exactly but in our state format, 100 points would almost automatically result in...
by Matthew D
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dennis Haskins Open: survey re date
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Dennis Haskins Open: survey re date

Mark is correct on that one Charlie...
by Matthew D
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Updated the field in the post above. Still time if anyone is stilling the fence or just found out they can come
by Matthew D
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

that's ok Mark, I was doing the same thing but wasn't having any luck with anything
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

No need for a form.. just come on up and you will be squared away... but one of you CALL ME on my cell so I can talk to you about lunch and a couple of other things..
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Yes just give me a call or email me at numbers and email above and I will attempt to get your squared away
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Field update as of 1/13
There is still time if you would like to get into the tournament. Also there has been a change in packet from IS-83 to IS-81
Lunch is 5 dollars for Hardee's Little Thick Burger, chips, cookie, and drink.
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repairing the reset button on the Judge
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Repairing the reset button on the Judge

I will.. I have taken the actual housing for the reset button a part, and the button doesn't look that hard to change out but I am not totally sure what to switch the button out for because I honestly think if I had like a toggle or something like that it might do a bit better.. .
by Matthew D
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repairing the reset button on the Judge
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Repairing the reset button on the Judge

Hey I know that some people hate the judge but I have a couple that are developing problems with the reset button and I was thinking of changing the button out for a different type like a toggle switch... has anyone on here done something like that and might be able to talk me through how to do it?
by Matthew D
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Field has been updated also registration is still open for our tournament.
Looking forward to see you on the 24th
Matt
by Matthew D
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

field updated in post above. Still time and lunch plans should be finalize as of today
by Matthew D
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

Josh, not trying to sharp shoot you but the CCA tournament is an IS set 79 from what is listed on the NAQT site.. and I totally understand about the trip length thing because that seems to be the thing that keeps us close to home most of the time Also if you do decide to host a spring tournament, pl...
by Matthew D
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Character count, packet search, txt to rtf
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

Re: Character count, packet search, txt to rtf

is there one like this for a palm?
by Matthew D
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 5404

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Field update from what I know at the present time These teams are coming Hoover (2) Brindlee Mountain (3) Hume-Fogg (1) DAR (1) Asbury (1) Cullman (1) CCA (2) Oneonta (1) Catholic (1) ASFA (2) Russellville (2) Lee High (1) Ringgold (3) ACDC (1) Leeds High School (1) Expressed interest in coming MLK ...
by Matthew D
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

DAR has a tournament on 1/24 CCA has one on 1/10 that is about all the good ones I know about right now... I am pretty sure that Hoover Brindlee Mt DAR Asbury are coming I think ASFA MLK Hume-Fogg Cullman Catholic Oneonta Pellman HS might be coming to the DAR tournament but that is all I have heard ...
by Matthew D
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 4980

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

I would suggest, if you don't feel comfortable playing at the college tournaments volunteer to help with the tournament as a score keeper or reading... you can pick up a bunch of information from just reading the packets out loud for a crowd...
by Matthew D
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 6724

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

Hey Lee, thanks for a good tournament and hope to see you over our way in January....
by Matthew D
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 6724

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

Lee we will only have 3 teams... two varsity and 1 JV
by Matthew D
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 26152

Re: Alabama 08-09

I hosted tournaments at Scottsboro with only 15 rooms and I think they were pretty good tournaments... 30 teams is a good haul around these parts on certain Saturdays..