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by fancynancy
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28932

Re: Alabama 08-09

I hope this is a good place to post this, and I hope people from the 'ham frequent this board. I'm a Classics and Music major at Samford who did quiz bowl all through HS (and middle school) in Alabama (MS and Grissom, my freshman year) and North Carolina. Samford doesn't have a team, and I don't hav...
by fancynancy
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 18768

plus we have the koolaid man on our side

ohhhhhh yeaaaaaahhh!
by fancynancy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '07-'08
Replies: 58
Views: 18768

Watch out, y'all, because I think Sally has the potential to be quite the quiz bowl beast. There are several Saint Mary's underclassmen, actually, who could end up being quite good :-).
by fancynancy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ragnarok I @ UA September 8th, 2007
Replies: 31
Views: 14623

I'd like to get a team started at Samford this fall, so hopefully I'll be there :-).
by fancynancy
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9707

SEMO '05, Maryville '06.
by fancynancy
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317766

charlieDfromNKC wrote: In Social Studies II class we were practicing and I'd heard something about reeds and marshes so I buzzed in early with "marshmallows" when the answer was "junket." Mr. Barry kicked me out of the game for that.
I remember that . :grin: :grin: :grin:
by fancynancy
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 8163

I think it's ridiculous and a waste of time to push a child into seriously preparing for quiz bowl at such a young age, but I think any good parent should try to help their child be as well-read as possible for their age. My parents always provided plenty of books and trips to the libary and museums...
by fancynancy
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18742

What is it with all the girls in N.C.? Katie and Nancy may end up duking it out for tops in the state, you've got at least one other, and I have two girls on my A team. My captain AND co-captain for this coming year are both girls. Judging from the teams I saw at PACE, this is definitely an anomaly...
by fancynancy
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18742

Wow... thanks :-).

Also, if Elizabeth Deerhake keeps playing (she'll be a junior at science & math), she'll be quite good. We're going to miss her at Saint Mary's.

I'm super excited about ACE next week. Who all from NC is coming, I wonder?
by fancynancy
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69645

Does Grissom still pretty much refuse to go to anything?
by fancynancy
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 28609

About WRONG pronunciation... I am surprised that people think pronunciation is not part of "knowledge." I don't think you deserve points simply by "knowing the answer." I mean, I obviously know the answer if I said "the guy on one dollar bill" for GW. Maybe I was just having illusions, but I though...
by fancynancy
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deferring on bonuses
Replies: 10
Views: 4917

Deferring in general should be allowed as it can hurt teams that are composed of specialists. How can deferring hurt teams with specialists? Wouldn't it help, since the specialist gets deferred to? This is usually why you get deferred to, I thought, because you have specific knowledge that might he...
by fancynancy
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to conduct tryouts?
Replies: 18
Views: 7679

This is the method we've used for the last two years, and it's worked pretty well: We get faculty recommendations for highly intelligent, motivated, quick-thinking students, and we send letters to those kids inviting them to an interest meeting. Other kids may attend the meeting as well but we spec...
by fancynancy
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20311

Re: Quizbowler in the New York Times

metsfan001 wrote: "I am quite aware of how much I aggravate other teams," he said Thursday, two days after graduating from Byram Hills High School in Westchester. "The only thing is I don't know how to not aggravate them. When I walk in the room, the karma changes."
Wow, not arrogant at all.
by fancynancy
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25862

Well, actually, the empty NC table cannot be advanced to the semifinals since it would have been eliminated. But it's nice to think that we did. :) There was going to be 14 spots, so one room would have had 4 teams rather than 5. Did I miss something? How come NC had a spot? I thought we never regi...
by fancynancy
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25862

Well, actually, the empty NC table cannot be advanced to the semifinals since it would have been eliminated. But it's nice to think that we did. :) There was going to be 14 spots, so one room would have had 4 teams rather than 5. Did I miss something? How come NC had a spot? I thought we never regi...
by fancynancy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on building a more consistent team
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

If you can send anyone to ACE camp, DO IT. It's not too late to sign up:

acequizbowlcamp.com
by fancynancy
Fri May 05, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Saint Mary's Solo (Raleigh, NC)-- May 13
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

I need specific commitments, please!

I have had several of you email me, without specific numbers. I need to know by tomorrow AT THE LATEST.
by fancynancy
Tue May 02, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Saint Mary's Solo (Raleigh, NC)-- May 13
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Saint Mary's Solo (Raleigh, NC)-- May 13

Sorry for such short notice, but Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, NC will be holding a solo tournament on May 13th. If your team would like to attend, please email me (chalumeau@gmail.com) BY THIS FRIDAY AT 4:00 PM the number of players from your school that will be there. Registration is $10 per pla...
by fancynancy
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 7258

mrs. dalloway wrote:So...if I'm not mistaken, Rockford Auburn scored 1831.
Colleen, you people are crazy-amazing. Congratulations!
by fancynancy
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 7258

I thought there was something weird about that ball question...
by fancynancy
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24192

I went to the SEMO camp last year, and it was great. You definitely should come. Any of the majors are good--take what you need or are interested in taking. I was the only one from my school who went, but if you have more people going, split up into different majors! I took Social Studies I (U.S. Hi...
by fancynancy
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 282305

Hello, Illinois.

Mr. Reinstein, my question is for you. I am the captain of a Raleigh, NC team, and we are trying to put a solo tournament together. I heard that you do one every year--do you have any advice for putting one together?

Thanks,
by fancynancy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solo
Replies: 25
Views: 9816

I'm glad this is getting such an enthusiastic response. I talked to Mr. Davis a little bit today about this, and the weekends we think would be best are the first two in May. If I am not mistaken, AP exams will have ended by that second weekend. The only other possible weekend is April 22nd, which h...
by fancynancy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solo
Replies: 25
Views: 9816

I will post something, although April 15th would be out, as it is the day before Easter.
by fancynancy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solo
Replies: 25
Views: 9816

Solo

NC people--what if we had a high school solo tournament?
by fancynancy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: great tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

oops

Sorry, this was meant to go under the Red and White Bowl--I clicked new topic by accident.
by fancynancy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: great tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

great tournament

I very much enjoyed the tournament and both of my awards (hahaha, well, at least one of them :wink: ).

Nancy
by fancynancy
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Stratagies
Replies: 8
Views: 4248

Everyone so far has given good advice. Keep practicing, and concentrate on those questions at practice. Learn tricks and memorize tables. Does your school have a math team (I bet they have MathCounts, which actually has a buzzert round)? It may be a good idea to recruit a player from the math team, ...
by fancynancy
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RTO Results
Replies: 10
Views: 4066

Thanks for a great tournament. I had a lot of fun, and the questions were enjoyable and well-written.

I'm looking forward to next year!

Nancy
by fancynancy
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 183891

As far as I know, Alabama is the only state with an NAQT Middle School State Championship. I'd like to see a National Tournament someday... That would be a wonderful idea. I always had so much fun in middle school quiz bowl (Challenger Middle in Huntsville ^_^) and it would have been great to be ex...
by fancynancy
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: AAA travel challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

AAA travel challenge

Did anyone else do the online AAA Travel Challenge?

I just got an email back from them today--apparently I'm a finalist for NC.
by fancynancy
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 33707

yay

E.T. Chuck wrote: And as mentioned, the Duke High School Celebrity Shoot saw two girls in the Final Four (individual shootouts) for the first time.
Hey, one was me ^_^.
by fancynancy
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 33707

girls and quizbowl

I go to an all-girls' school now, but I have also had the experience of being the only girl on the team in the past. I can remember one time my freshman year at Grissom when the captain made me run out of practice crying, but overall I liked it. I still have male friends from middle school and fresh...
by fancynancy
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Quiz Bowl Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 3969

ACE

There actually were many more girls than I expected (I went to SEMO ACE this last summer). I suppose there were fewer females than males, but I don't think it was all that big of a deal. Although, considering that I go to an all-girls boarding school, I wouldn't have minded being the only girl, if t...
by fancynancy
Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26360

pasedpawn wrote: Btw, Colleen didn't start the grammar thing.
Yeah, wasn't it Kristin?
by fancynancy
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 183891

Re: a few things to clear up

Grissom_is_better_than_yo wrote: Daniel Thomas, Jerry Hsu, Robby Scott, me, and Steven Searcy
Shiva = you?

I'm assuming...
by fancynancy
Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69415

A couple of practices ago--

"Born Isabella-"

Answer: Sojourner Truth
by fancynancy
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 183891

Heh, Neel, remember me? It's Nancy...
by fancynancy
Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

agggh!!

If my parents check the history, I'm going to have a lot of explaining to do about that first conversation...
by fancynancy
Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

[quote="mrs. dalloway"]I'm sorry; I was just being whiny. I will try to get you that stuff next week. In the meantime, are you familiar with NAQT's "You Gotta Know" lists? They've been helpful for me in the past; there are a few lit lists but also various other subjects and some general quiz bowl on...
by fancynancy
Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

All the stuff we got is stuff he [sic] can easily google. Yeah, but it would be nice to have it all in one place and kind of get an outline for what I need to study. *shrugs* If it is too much trouble, then fine. I was just asking. In fact, I'm willing to do something in return for the favor, if yo...
by fancynancy
Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

mrs. dalloway wrote:Yes; why?
I was wondering if you could scan in and send me the Lit II materials from ACE sometime--if it's not too much trouble.
by fancynancy
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

And finally, you don't count as people. You're like, half a person. Hehe. It amused me: Volkov3k: ha, we don't even have middle school competition Volkov3k: just freshmen who skipped a few grades and come up to my waist offwithherhead 2: haha offwithherhead 2: do they pop out of elevators wanting t...
by fancynancy
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE pics
Replies: 16
Views: 7926

ACE pics

ACE SEMO pictures are up... Two of me... one with Colleen at the bottom right of page one and one with the other social studies winners on page two, I believe. For your viewing pleasure: http://acequizbowlcamp.com/pastcamps/2005semo/picture_gallery1.htm http://acequizbowlcamp.com/pastcamps/2005semo/...
by fancynancy
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317766

Several years ago:

Gilligan's Travels for Gulliver's Travels.

I didn't live that one down for a long time.
by fancynancy
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317766

Me at ACE SEMO this last week: Ginger Rogers for Salome.

I think that's my worse neg ever.