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by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35590

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

You do realize the rule is "An answer to a tossup must begin within 2 seconds after the player has been recognized," don't you? It's not 2 seconds after a player buzzes in, it's 2 seconds after Hentzel makes eye contact or something similar with the player who buzzed in (definition of recognition a...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Some State College statistics since I hear Julie Gittings is retiring as coach after this season: since they first attended the HSNCT in 2000, SC has placed in the top 8 every year except 2002 (nine in a row, now), including top-3 finishes in six of the last seven. However, this is the first time t...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35590

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Lest I focus on the rare negatives: *Among the many things NAQT should be commended for is its ability to run on time despite the far-from-ideal elevator situation. At 9 in the morning I felt fairly certain that we would wind up significantly behind, but I underestimated the effect of the six byes i...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35590

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I guess it's just not an hsnct thread until Stephen Fontenot engages in his weird third-party sore loserism and accuses the winning team of benefitting from a blown timing call based on no evidence. I for one find this incredibly disrespectful towards both the achievement of the winning team and th...
by etchdulac
Mon May 30, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 35590

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

[*]The bonus difficulty in the finals struck me as quite uneven, which is unfortunate. I agree that bonus difficulty was uneven throughout the tournament, including in the finals packet; I'm not sure whether this was more true in the finals or merely whether it was more acutely noticed. Thirded. Es...
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Harry's Sunday brackets worked pretty much perfectly. It was set up really well, and NAQT allowed me to just hang out in the stat room feeding scores all morning. It seems possible, though perhaps low priority, to have four people, one in each saturday stat room, doing the same thing. It's just a m...
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

State College 320-300 LASA
State College 395-315 LASA

Congrats to all.
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

LASA 525 - 245 Bellarmine
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

stevenson 405-290 centennial
state college beat richard montgomery, now face stevenson
bellarmine beat maggie walker, now face LASA.
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 23 (post-lunch)

Stevenson vs. Centennial
State College A vs. Richard Montgomery A
Maggie Walker A vs. Bellarmine
bye: LASA

I am signing off from updating the bracket. Hopefully, post-lunch updates will be profuse from elsewhere.
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 22 winners bracket
LASA A 435, Stevenson 325

losers' bracket
Centennial 350, DCC B 250
Richard Montgomery A 370, TJ B 215
Maggie Walker A 370, duPont Manual 270
State College 555, Novi A 105
Bellarmine 390, Seven Lakes A 345
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

BobGHHS wrote:Anybody have any clue what's going on in the small school playoffs?
Round 21 small school:
Camp Hill 205, Russell 180
George Mason 335, Lisle 155
Danville 240, DAR A 150

Round 22:
George Mason 325, Beachwood 235
Danville 185, Camp Hill 180
Bye: Lisle
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 21 winners' bracket LASA A 490, State College A 340 Stevenson 330, duPont Manual 315 losers' bracket Bellarmine 460, DCC A 365 Seven Lakes 570, GDS 120 Maggie Walker 495, IMSA 195 Centennial 390, Copley 335 DCC B 395, Northmont 220 Novi 325, Dunbar 315 Richard Montgomery 385, Ladue 260 TJ B 36...
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Small school round 20 complete:

Beachwood 285, Danville 175
Lisle 235, Russell 220
DAR A 220, South Range 115
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Small school round 20

Beachwood 285, Danville 175
DAR A 220, South Range 115
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

duPont Manual 365, Northmont 300

Bellarmine 370, Dorman 280 (Dorman eliminated)
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

State College A 480, Centennial 205
LASA A 535, Richard Montgomery A 170
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Stevenson 435, Seven Lakes 315
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 20 losers bracket matchups

Copley vs. Enloe
Olmsted Falls A vs. DCC B
Cistercian A vs. Novi A
Dunbar A vs. St. Mark's
Dorman B vs. LaDue
TJ A vs. ?????
TJ B vs. Early College A
Maggie Walker A vs. George Mason
LASA B vs. IMSA
MSJ A vs. GDS
DCC A vs. Carbondale
Dorman A vs. Bellarmine
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 20 Winners' bracket quarterfinal matchups

duPont Manual vs. Northmont
Seven Lakes A vs. Stevenson
State College A vs. Centennial
LASA A vs. Richard Montgomery
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Small school playoffs

Round 17
Dar A 270, Woodstock 85
South Range 290, Kent City 15
Chariton 165, Mediapolis 95
Camp Hill 340, Rocky Grove 90

Round 18
danville 205, Camp Hill 100
DAR 270, Rocky Grove 115
South Range 190, Chariton 75
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

The winners' bracket round-of-16 matchups:

Dorman A - duPont Manual A
Northmont A - Thomas Jefferson A
Seven Lakes A - LASA B
Stevenson - Cistercian A
State College A - Thomas Jefferson B
Detroit Catholic Central A - Centennial
LASA A - Dunbar A
Maggie Walker A - Richard Montgomery A
by etchdulac
Sun May 29, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Sunday Match Tracker

Round 17 is complete on the playoff spreadsheet. Whoever constructed this file is a saint.
by etchdulac
Sat May 28, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Some of the seeds in the standings changed slightly in that last release. Does the playoff bracket google doc need to be revised to match the new standings?
by etchdulac
Sat May 28, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

So is this year the first time ever that a single school has 4 teams making the playoffs? Judging by a Coach Flowers facebook post, he has been told that it has not happened before. Don't have the background to confirm that personally, but I bet someone will confirm/deny soon. The fact that a reall...
by etchdulac
Sat May 28, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

HSNCT end of saturday info trickling out

Texas teams rolling along:
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=10451&start=100#p217437
* 9-1 LASA A leads pack of at least eight Texas teams into Sunday play
* Seven Lakes A, LASA B at 8-2
LASA C and LASA D both in playoffs
by etchdulac
Sat May 28, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35071

Texas teams at HSNCT Saturday

Texas has 11 playoff teams. Texas Teams (all 18): LASA A 9-1 (#3), 409.57 PP20H (#4), lone loss to Bellarmine Seven Lakes A 8-2 (#4), 468.72 PP20H (#1), losses to 10-0 Dorman and Detroit Catholic Central A LASA B 8-2 (#12), 311.71 PP20H (#19), lost to Cistercian A Cistercian A 7-3 (#21), 306.25 PP20...
by etchdulac
Thu May 26, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35071

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

It's sounding like there will be a lot of score-reporting going on, so perhaps the Texas scores hotline idea won't be necessary. Still, if you feel like passing things along, let me know and I'll PM you a phone number to use.
by etchdulac
Wed May 25, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35070

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

jagluski wrote:Let me clarify. All of the game rooms in hotel suites should have internet access. The meeting rooms will not.
So I presume the playoff control room will be internet-ready when I will be trying to get scores out Sunday? Last year I was trying to do it by phone... not very efficient.
by etchdulac
Fri May 20, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

Thanks for being open to suggestions.
by etchdulac
Wed May 18, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35071

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Just as an update, this is the current Texas field at HSNCT. Chapin is in and George Ranch is out. Bellaire A&B; Cistercian A&B; El Paso Chapin; El Paso Franklin; Highland Park; LASA A-D; Fort Worth Paschal; Seven Lakes A&B; St. John's and St. Mark's. I am weighing ways to keep track of as many Texa...
by etchdulac
Tue May 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

The ten third-place teams will be seeded 1-10 based on bonus conversion. Any ties will be broken using bounceback percentage (or a coinflip if still tied). Four teams (seeds 1 v. 8, 2 v. 7) will play single matches on a full packet to determine two of the wildcards. Four teams (seeds 5 v. 10, 6 v. ...
by etchdulac
Tue May 17, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8816

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

Hey Jeff. Within the seeding process, is any effort made to keep apart teams from the same state/region? Or is that considered a low priority by NAQT?
by etchdulac
Sat May 14, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 15375

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

Congrats to Coach Huff's gang -- I believe they are now 5-1 against Seven Lakes across the past three weekends.
by etchdulac
Sat May 14, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 15375

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

thanks for the update. Great field.
by etchdulac
Wed May 11, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 32264

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Will there be a liveblog of HSNCT again this year? We would like to have one; however, the person who operated the LiveBlog the last two years will not be attending the HSNCT this year. I am in the process of getting an email out to staff in the next week with several pieces of information, but one...
by etchdulac
Tue May 10, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20247

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

Looks like there was a directory created, but it's locked down for some reason:

http://texasquizbowl.org/d/11MUT/

I'll bug Romero.
by etchdulac
Sat May 07, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 19072

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

While I'm far from being the authority, what I know is that Kealing is one of two AISD magnet middle schools, and LASA is the lone (?) magnet high school. While there are kids at LASA who did not go to Kealing, and I presume there are kids at Kealing who won't go on to LASA, it isn't inaccurate to e...
by etchdulac
Sat May 07, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 19072

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

Three Kealing teams into the double-elimination. Scary.
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35071

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

For teams in Cistercian's position, HSNCT can be heavily dependent on luck with matchups, as I'm sure you're aware. I've seen some mediocre teams reach 6-4 (2009 Temple comes to mind: http://www.naqt.com/stats/team-performance.jsp?team_id=16332), teams which I think were nowhere near as good is seve...
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20247

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

The second TI event was contested between five teams: LASA, Dorman, Seven Lakes, UT old folks and a mix team of Seven Lakes, Cinco Ranch and St. Stephens. LASA finished 7-1, sweeping Dorman (5-3) and splitting with Seven Lakes (4-4). Seven Lakes and Dorman also split, but Seven Lakes was swept by th...
by etchdulac
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20247

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

I am doing this based on memory so records may be slightly off: LASA went 16-0 to win this event. Dorman finished 14-2 in 2nd and Seven Lakes A finished 12-4 in 3rd. Cistercian A finished in 4th. Full results to follow after I have had a chance to input stats. Romero LASA B and Cistercian A were fo...
by etchdulac
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

jonpin wrote:See Version D here. Note that I still haven't gotten around to updating it to set it up for the new overtime of three TU/bonus cycles.
Thanks for the help.
by etchdulac
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

Sorry to be random, but can someone direct me to a printable scoresheet for the new(ish) PACE format? I was unable to find one at pace-nsc.org.
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 20247

Re: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)

Bumping this because it's finally about to happen. I believe we have 12 teams.
by etchdulac
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 35071

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Here are stats from the TQBA Texas Middle School Championship and the concurrent New School event. They were contested using set IS 101-A. http://texasquizbowl.org/d/11Middle/ In the middle school event, Kealing's three teams combined to go 25-2, with the B team topping the A team to go undefeated. ...
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 93051

Re: On-going season rankings

James, I think the biggest problem that Fred (and the people who vote in the polls) have had in ranking Cistercian is that you guys have only very rarely played with your full team this year. We in Texas know that Cistercian is a good team, but it's difficult to pin down where you are in relation t...
by etchdulac
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

Thanks, Andrew; your answers pretty well wrap up sufficient answers for the above concerns IMHO. It seems to me that more pools of fewer teams does create a situation where a seeding inaccuracy has to be more drastic to have a distinct negative effect, but that certainly doesn't make them impossible...
by etchdulac
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 16206

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

So... in a three-way 4-1 tie in the initial group phase, the top PPB team would advance automatically, while the other two would play a half-packet? Would the tiebreaker winner be seeded second going forward from the bracket?
by etchdulac
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 32264

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

I've been getting quotes the last couple of days on flights to Atlanta from Austin, and even 60 days out we're looking at nearly $500 flights. These prices are so high that I'm considering chartering a bus to get us to the tournament, which as you might imagine isn't ideal since the drive is someth...