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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey of States
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Picking up where I left off. Is there a question vendor or two who writes most of the questions in your state? If so, who is it? Our provider right now is Avery Enterprises (Bryce Avery), but it changes frequently. I will offer up my opinion that they are shockingly bad year in and year out (I was e...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UMR Fall Tournament (11/4/06) at UM-Rolla (MO)
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Since it's seemed like Matt has stopped posting about this, the tournament field is now full. It has an incredibly scary field for a Missouri tournament. All four of last year's state champions are attending (Savannah, Ladue, Richland, and Thomas Jefferson in Joplin), plus other good teams, so local...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey of States
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

While I'm a student, I think I have a good enough idea on all of this for Missouri. How many teams do you have? About 400 What percentage does that represent of all high schools? This I'm unsure of. It's definitely not everyone Who runs your state tournament? What constituency controls the organizat...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ABC 32 (11/10-11/11/06) @ Vanderbilt (Nashville,TN)
Replies: 26
Views: 10169

Is there any kind of field update?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Thank goodness. I've talked to lots of people that have participated in the tournament or else observed it and they all talked about it qualifying for PACE, and I was freaking out because we want to (maybe) go, and our coach wouldn't if it was a qualifier. I know for the past couple of years the pow...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Actually, there have been a few NAQT tournaments in Missouri, but they specifically set them up as "non-qualifying". There is reference to the rule somewhere on the NAQT page, and you could email them to find out more specifics. All I know is that qualifiers are banned by MSHSAA. Except for winning ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

About wash u's tournament.
Why do you have to make it a PACE qualifier? Technically, since it qualifies, any Missouri team is banned from playing in. I know it is in MO and most teams are from MO, but if someone were to report it to MSHSAA, all of those teams will be disqualified at districts.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 42711

To expand on this topic, I would also like input on who will be the best individual players this year. Some (but not all) of my picks are Ted Goia from Gonzaga, maybe someone from Brindlee Mountain, Papa Chakravarthy, (heh, maybe even I could end up somewhere on there. That would be awesome)
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 42711

Best Teams In The Country '06-07?

I'm curious who you guys think will be the nation's "quizbowl elite" this year. As I don't live near some of the traditional powerhouses I wont pass judgement. I will say, however, that I think a couple of Missouri teams will be in the running this year (yeah i know I love MO). And I saw Danville pl...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2007 preliminary announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 14552

Will there be a list somewhere of all the PACE qualifying tournaments when all of that is worked out?
Also, if we or any other Missouri team happen to qualify in a tournament, is there a way you can reserve a wild-card slot for us because we aren't allowed to use the automatic qualifier?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UMR Fall Tournament (11/4/06) at UM-Rolla (MO)
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

This is one of those Rolla tournaments I was talking about. The field might be looking more competitive this time, and I really would like to see an out-of-state team attend (Mr. Riley, Mr. Reinstein, etc.)
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 67590

quizbowllee wrote:I've seen quiz bowl fights before. They're sad. I was involved. It was sad.
I want to hear about this. Nothing ever happens in MO.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9295

Say hi to Ted for me.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting up a program
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

About the buzzers, I recommend Zeecraft. Their website is zeecraft.com . I will second Mr. Reinstein in that you NEED a buzzer system. They really help practice for speed, and if you bring your system to tournaments a lot of times you get a discount. You definitely need to fundraise, because most to...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9295

dsimons wrote:I am a long time reader, and first time poster, and I suppose this is a good time to start. I was at Ace's Maryville camp this year. My name is Dallas Simons, from MLKing in TN.
I remember you. You did really well in the first day of practice in our room. Nice to meet you.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9295

Who here went to ACE in 2006?

I was wondering because I went to Maryville and I don't know who I met there that is on the board. I'm Charles Dees from North Kansas City.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Whoa... set a year in advance. In Missouri, most tournaments aren't officially announced until 2 months before they take place. You Illinois ferners must be ultra-organized.

And I'm just Charlie. No et al on this screenname. Although I'll try to get more MO people on here once the year starts
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

About the New Trier Singles: Is that date set, because normally I would love to go, but we're maybe considering Vandy, which is on the same day. I will keep in touch about your regular team tournament. How hard is the math, because I hear about how you get 30 second calculations, so you do higher le...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

No, Wash U was on January 28th
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

I've posted some of your tournaments on the Missouri forum, but please keep me updated. Also, http://www.moaca.org/tournaments/ has a growing, incomplete tournament schedule for Missouri. None of my top 3 tournaments are listed yet, but I would recommend UM-Rolla's tournament because they write real...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Mentalchocolate, thank you for the invite. While I doubt any MO teams could go to your tournament (we already have two in state that day) I would be interested in going to a good Kentucky tournament (i.e. no quick recall nonsense) so if you could keep me posted on them I would love to come, and I'd ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Nice to meet you Andy (in a way) after hearing everything about you Wehrman kids from Mr. Allen. Update on your alma mater: I do think that this year we'll finally be good enough to go to nationals. I'm a junior this year and it's unfortunate to say that last year I was close to being a one man team...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Missouri forbids teams from playing before October 21, so none of us could go to that tournament
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

In Missouri the reason we're given is that they can't make exceptions for any activity, so we're under the same restrictions as sports (we also can only play games 14 days a year). It's a stupid reason because we are not a sport, but whatever. I personally think that it's because the activities gove...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

I know at our tournament (NKC) last year we had 2 teams from Oklahoma, and in past years there have been teams from all over. At Savannah the second place team this year was from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and they usually get teams from all over (I actually think they've had a team from Georgia once). I ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

Well, as far as Savannah goes, it's probably out of your range too (it's about 50 minutes north of NKC). And the traveling rule is partially correct. We can travel 250 "air miles" out of the state, but that's it. And there are a bunch of other dumb rules that do their best to forbid us from attendin...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 21521

I don't discount Monteverdi's phenomenal influence on post-rennaissance music, and he is definitely much more question worthy than Peri (there's probably a reason Dafne didn't stick around.) All I'm saying is they should retire the question "What is the first opera, etc." about Monteverdi's Orfeo be...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 21521

Another one I thought of that I've seen frequently. Any question dealing with the first opera. All of these questions are looking for something related to Monteverdi and "Orfeo," but really the first opera is by a composer named Jacopo Peri and is called "Dafne." The reason no one knows about it is ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: People should go to MO tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 14236

People should go to MO tournaments

For teams that are competitive there are a couple of tournaments in Missouri that you should seriously consider attending because they are all very well run and they draw some of the best competition in the region. Those tournaments are: Washington University (usually in January) North Kansas City H...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 21521

well no it wasn't at PACE, but I've heard it a bunch of other places (ACE camp, various tournaments, practice questions, etc.) We didn't go to any Nationals this year
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 21521

One question that I think should be retired is "It begins with "when earth rocks in her final convulsion"..." for the Qu'ran. I hear that question over and over because people think it's an interesting quote, but in reality it's wrong because the Qu'ran doesn't start with that quote. I had to dig th...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2006-07
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

for us it ends right before memorial day, but I think there are schools that go beyond NAQT.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2006-07
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

As a Missourian I feel a need to post here. While your predictions are maybe valid I would like to point out a few things: A) You're really ignoring the fact that while Ladue is losing their phenomenon that was Jason, they still have a bunch of people who can answer the questions. B) It's just kind ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 304512

This one lost us conference: On a bonus, we were asked what band Gladys Knight was with. Everyone told our captain "the pips" but he couldn't hear me because I was choking on soda, so he said quite confidently "the pimps." We never forgave him for that. Another at ACE camp: In Social Studies II clas...