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by msuter
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Schedule?
Replies: 1
Views: 985

I didn't find the taping dates, but you can find the second round pairings for the completed first rounds at http://www.battleofthebrains.net

Click on Tournament Details, choose Central Va. or Southeast Va. region, click on Weekly Results and then click on Tournament Bracket. Hope this helps.
by msuter
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT I and II Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Spotswood's ACT I and II Cancelled

Spotswood High School in Penn Laird, Va., will not be hosting their invitational ACT I and ACT II tournaments this year, so the November 17 date is open as well as the March one. I have directed and written questions for these tournaments since 1990 and have thoroughly enjoyed doing them and meeting...
by msuter
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II March 24, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Spotswood's ACT II Cancelled

I am sorry to say that Spotswood High School is cancelling its ACT II tournament for March 24 due to lack of participation. According to coaches I've heard from, other tournaments, spring breaks, and other activities seem to be the primary reasons that teams are not coming. The five schools that had...
by msuter
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II March 24, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Yes, we would take registrations that late for a few teams but would prefer to have them earlier. Our biggest problem with teams registering late is getting enough good readers at the last minute.
by msuter
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II March 24, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Spotswood's ACT II March 24, 2007

Just a reminder that Spotswood's 13th annual ACT II Academic Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. Each match consists of 3 rounds: 10 fairly short TU's with bonuses; a 10-question themed worksheet; and 10 more pyramidal TU's w/o bonuses. The questions are house-written by SHS students and...
by msuter
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21505

As a note: Discussion of VHSL District and Region questions is now permitted, as all state tournament participants are now determined. Some VHSL questions may make it into a tournament in Missouri but we will be careful to not use questions that achieve infamy. You might want to check with Shawn be...
by msuter
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21505

I have been associated with Va. SB since its inception and, to my knowledge, all regions in the state played the same questions if they secured them from the "official" question provider for VHSL--we were given strict warnings about discussing the regional questions until all regional tournaments we...
by msuter
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Valley District Scholastic Bowl--VHSL Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1250

RESULTS: Valley District Scholastic Bowl--VHSL Tournament

The Valley District completed their season December 11 and held their double-elimination district tournament December 16 at Waynesboro High School. In a very close championship match, R.E. Lee came from behind to defeat Harrisonburg by a score of 215-200. Harrisonburg was up 80-65 at the end of the ...
by msuter
Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Twenty teams from 13 schools competed in ACT I yesterday. In an exciting final match, Maggie Walker (playing with three players from their A and B teams) was behind 65-140 at the end of round 1 and 125-210 at the end of the worksheet round. They went on a run in the third round, answering four conse...
by msuter
Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Updated field as of 11/9/06:

William Campbell 2/0
Parry McCluer 2/1
King's Fork 2/1
Orange County 2/2
Heritage - Lynchburg 1/1
Eastern Montgomery 1/2
Turner Ashby 2/2
Cave Spring 1/2
Auburn 1/1
Rappahannock County 2/1
Gonzaga 1/1

Waiting to hear from MWGS as to definite number of teams
by msuter
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Updated field as of 11/2/06:
William Campbell 2/0
Parry McCluer 2/1
King's Fork 2/1
Orange County 2/2
Heritage - Lynchburg 1/1
Eastern Montgomery 1/2
Turner Ashby 2/2
Cave Spring 1/2
Auburn 1/1

Registration deadline is November 10.
by msuter
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Registered so far (all Va. schools): Teams/Buzzers William Campbell 2 / 0 Parry McCluer 2 / 1 King's Fork 2 / 1 Orange County 2 / 2 Heritage - Lynchburg 1 / 1 Also said they are coming but have not received registration forms from R.E. Lee, Turner Ashby, and Auburn.
by msuter
Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL dates?
Replies: 13
Views: 4826

The Valley District is hosting their SB tournament December 16 with an early January makeup date if needed.
by msuter
Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16534

Spotswood's ACT I is definitely on Nov. 18, 2006.

ACT II has been changed from March 17 to March 24, 2007, due to a scheduling conflict with regional Destination Imagination.
by msuter
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sep 1 to 8: Tournament organization and direction
Replies: 9
Views: 6965

Although I am retired from active coaching, I am still involved in organizing and running Spotswood’s ACT I and II invitational tournaments. We will host our 17th ACT I November 18 and our 13th ACT II in March. TIMELINE I generally begin making preliminary plans in late August or early September. ...
by msuter
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

RESULTS: ACT I (11/18/06) at Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA)

The 17th Annual ACT I Tournament will be held Nov. 18, 2006, at Spotswood High School in Penn Laird, Va., which is near Harrisonburg at the intersection of I-81 and US 33. This tournament is open to public and private schools, both in-state and out-of-state. We can field up to 36 teams at a cost of ...
by msuter
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Salary stipend
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Although I retired from teaching and coaching three years ago, I still have the supplemental pay info from my last year of coaching but I know it has gone up since then. Head academic coaches in Rockingham County in 2001-02 received $1500 with no experience and $2500 with 9 or more years experience....
by msuter
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mailing list: West Virginia Tournaments 2006-07
Replies: 17
Views: 7440

I have had all the eastern W. Va. teams that I could find contacts for on my mailing list for the past several years and have had no response from any of them. I think they are as dedicated to their ACE-type format as most of southwestern Virginia is.
by msuter
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mailing list: West Virginia Tournaments 2006-07
Replies: 17
Views: 7440

Ripley has often participated in Spotswood's ACT I and/or ACT II. Ripley, which is near Parkersburg, is all the way across the state from Spotswood, which is in Rockingham County and borders Pendleton County, W. Va. Spotswood has also competed in tournaments in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, a...
by msuter
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16534

Tentative dates for Spotswood's tournaments are November 18, 2006 for ACT I and March 17 for ACT II.
by msuter
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

I submitted the results of ACT II last weekend for the code number I was given for the tournament database. When I checked the results to make sure they were correct, they showed up for 2005--there's not even a place to view 2006 results. I emailed Noah to let him know (am sure he's quite busy with ...
by msuter
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

ACT II Results: We ended up with 16 teams rather than the 22 we were expecting earlier in the week; 3 withdrew Friday (Radford's coach has the flu and Turner Ashby could field only one team) and 3 were no-shows--King's Fork and Monticello. After a great day of spirited competition, Heritage A of Lyn...
by msuter
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Spotswood's ACT II

Here is the field of registered teams for Spotswood ACT II on March 18: Auburn (Riner, VA) 1 Albemarle 1 Cave Spring (Roanoke) 2 Charlottesville 1 Douglas Freeman 1 Grace Christian (Staunton) 1 Heritage (Lynchburg) 2 King's Fork 2 Louisa County 2 Monticello 1 Parry McCluer 1 Radford 2 Turner Ashby 2...
by msuter
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26200

I fully agree with Noah that if you err as a question writer/editor/TD, you should err on the side of caution rather than assuming that anyone reading should know what 5! or something similar means, especially for high school tournaments. Math questions should always be written in word form as well ...
by msuter
Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Results from Spotswood’s ACT I Tournament Nov. 19, 2005 All teams played 5 preliminary round-robin matches beginning at 9:30 a.m. Since we had 20 teams, the 13th-14th, 15th-16th, 17th-18th and 19th-20th seeds after the prelims played a 20-tossup play-in match to make the 16-team single-elimination...
by msuter
Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

I haven't contacted Dr. Chuck this year but last year (and our tournament format hasn't changed), top finishers in Spotswood's ACT tournaments were eligible for wild card bids to PACE. You might contact him to see if this is still the situation.
by msuter
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43466

As far as eligibility is concerned, our students who competed in Scholastic Bowl had to maintain their grade eligibility in order to play since SB is a Va. H.S. League sponsored activity and they have to meet the same eligibility requirements as athletes except for the physicals. Team members had to...
by msuter
Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Registration is closed for Spotswood's ACT I on November 19. The following teams are registered (all Virginia unless otherwise noted): Louisa County 2 Monticello - near Charlottesville 1 Fairfax 1 Grace Christian - Staunton 1 Turner Ashby - Bridgewater 2 R.E. Lee - Staunton 3 Douglas Freeman - Richm...
by msuter
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43466

I didn't mean to imply that our teams were all composed of specialists--in fact, few of them were. I simply asked them to choose what area(s) they felt they were best in as a way to ensure that we had a fairly good mix of students on each team and to create a manageable way to handle practice with 2...
by msuter
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43466

First, let me say thanks for starting the "Coach's Corner" thread. I hope the admin will make it a permanent section of the bulletin board. Much of what I have read here has been, at one time or another, discussed in other threads, but it would be very difficult to dig out. I believe more coaches wo...
by msuter
Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 15178

Spotswood has several Qwik Pro sets--a couple of the older style with the hand grip with a push-button on the end and individual dome lights and one with the smaller round lights with the push button on top of the light. The kids like the round ones, which seemed to hold up better than the old dome ...
by msuter
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament

Spotswood High School in Penn Laird, Va., (8 miles east of Harrisonburg) will be hosting their sixteenth annual ACT I Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19. A general meeting will begin at 8:45; competition begins at 9:15 a.m. and should be finished no later than 4 p.m. The deadline for registration is No...
by msuter
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lunch at Tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 8922

Thanks to Big Train for his positive comments about Spotswood's making lunch available at their ACT tournaments. As he said, Spotswood is about 8 miles east of Harrisonburg and there aren't any fast food places between the two, unless you count a 7-11. Our decision to run a concession stand was two-...
by msuter
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9296

Albemarle Melissa Brown Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot Lee Ware Caroline Cathy Burke / Nancy Coffield Charlottesville Patricia Vandever Chesapeake Bay Governor's Elizabeth R. Brown Clover Hill Marcia Borden Colonial Forge Aaron P. Tlumack Covenant Roger Munsick / Vickie Gottlaub Douglas Freeman Brian Ki...
by msuter
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23059

If Poquoson is AA in Scholastic Bowl, they are AA in sports as well. A, AA, and AAA classifications are based on student population and teams don't move up or down based on the activity.
by msuter
Sun May 01, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Spotswood is tentatively planning for ACT I on November 19, 2005 and ACT II March 18, 2006. Spotswood will be having some coaching changes as Meredith Zirkle, current head coach, will be interning as an assistant elementary principal for the coming school year. Once the head coaching position is fil...
by msuter
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 79680

Regarding the Kansas teams, I believe there is some type of stipulation that they cannot go out of state to play in tournaments. I know that ASCN often had teams from Kansas City, Mo. but never any from the Kansas side, and that is the reason that was given.
by msuter
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75485

I think Daniel is considering playing for Princeton but not fully decided yet.

And yes, he is easily one of the best non-TJ-Gov players in Va. but apparently wasn't even considered for the Va. Panasonic team (the emphasis is mine). a situation I have addressed in earlier posts.
by msuter
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75485

As far as the Spotswood team is concerned, it looks pretty much like Daniel Douglas is going to Princeton (he's visiting tomorrow and Thursday but 99% sure of his choice) and Patrick Dougherty is going to William and Mary. Paul Facknitz and Johnny Cuellar (the other two A team members) are going to ...
by msuter
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

You're right, Shawn. Thanks for picking up my typo :smile: I've corrected it on the results.
by msuter
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

Results from Spotswood’s ACT II Tournament on March 19 Finals: Walter Johnson 310 Liberty-Bealeton 120 Semifinals: Walter Johnson 230 Douglas Freeman 205 Liberty-Bealeton 195 Heritage A 110 Quarters: Walter Johnson 310 Parry McCluer 145 Douglas Freeman 230 Albemarle A 185 Heritage A 225 Bassett 16...
by msuter
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

Congratulations to Walter Johnson of Bethesda, Md., who defeated Liberty of Bealeton, Va., in the championship. Will give more detailed results tomorrow.
by msuter
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

I just edited for additions and deletions. Spotswood does not play in ACT II since a number of questions have been written by team members. The questions are fairly pyramidal but not excessively long and the bonuses are subject related or at least in the same field as the tossups. The worksheets are...
by msuter
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

This is a reminder to all teams-- Yes, there is still room but get your registration form in soon. Your coach is on my email list so he should have the last email reminder I sent Feb. 20; if not, email me and I will send another one. At the least, email me with the number of teams and buzzers you ar...
by msuter
Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

So far we have registered (all from Va. unless otherwise noted): Albemarle (2) Louisa (3) Heritage-Lynchburg (2) Turner Ashby (2) Stuarts Draft (2) Parry McCluer (1) Bassett (1) Liberty-Bealeton (1) Walter Johnson - Md. (1) R.E. Lee (2) Douglas Freeman (1) Covenant School (1) St. Anne's (1) withdrew...
by msuter
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TV tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 7461

It's Academic does have a Central Virginia component, which is taped in DC but airs on channel 29 out of Charlottesville. I'm not sure how long it's been around but Spotswood has been playing in it since 1996-97 and I know it was active before then. Teams are primarily from Albemarle, Augusta and Ro...
by msuter
Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Tournament - April 16 Charlottesville
Replies: 11
Views: 5597

Thanks to the UVA team for changing the date of the NAQT Virginia tournament so that it doesn't conflict with Spotswood's ACT II. I appreciate their willingness to move the date at a time when the tournament calendar is filling up.
by msuter
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 14876

ASCN Info

The ASCN website is updated with the 2005 tournament information at http://www.amschol.org/
by msuter
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 8249

AA Region II Results

Charlottesville and Spotswood (went to second championship match)
by msuter
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

The Spotswood tournaments, ACT I (Nov. 20, 2004) and ACT II have been posted on this website since August 2004 and have been on the tournament calendar on this site since early fall. If UVA chose March 19 as their date for NAQT states, either they didn't do their homework very well or they didn't ca...