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by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)

Congratulations to Ravenscroft A for winning this tournament with a 7-0 record!

https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6 ... /combined/ are the stats for this tournament.
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)

We can now pay staff $20!

Also, a more updated field:
NC:
East Chapel Hill A
East Chapel Hill B
Ravenscroft A
Ravenscroft B
Ravenscroft C
SC:
SCGSSM
Dorman A
Dorman B
Wade Hampton A
Wade Hampton B
Hillcrest A
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)

Field update (as of October 26): East Chapel Hill A (NC) Hillcrest A (SC) Dorman A (SC) Dorman B (SC) SCGSSM (SC) Wade Hampton A (SC) Wade Hampton B (SC) Additionally there are some more teams that are tentative. We would like all registrations in by November 7. We are also looking for staffers. Unf...
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)

We are officially opening this tournament to teams in South Carolina. The name will remain the same.
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

NC Novice and Outreach Tournament- November 14 (online but in NC only)

What is this tournament? This is a tournament meant for novice players and schools with limited quiz bowl experience in the state of North Carolina. It will occur on November 14, and be run online using the Discord platform. Students must have some ability to connect to Discord for the purposes of ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-2021 NC Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: 2020-2021 NC Discussion

All right so I guess I better post in this thread so there's some actual discussion. NC's definitely very up in the air for next year- there are lots of teams that could be very good. I'm not going to do a traditional team-by-team summary because of all the uncertainty. Instead, I'll just talk about...
by bkmcavoybickford
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7663

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

In at least some cases, teams that attend tournaments without a coach/advisor have made attempts to find a teacher who is willing to advise them in some capacity. This is an abbreviated version of longer happenings, but in my school's case, a few times, our normal advisor was not able to do various ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5385

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

I'd strongly encourage all outreach e-mails to schools to include information about the misconduct form and codes of conduct for quiz bowl. The PACE newsletter right now does not contain a link to the misconduct form as far as I can tell. If we want programs that might not be very plugged into the c...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]
Replies: 13
Views: 3113

Re: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]

If what the online quiz bowl scene looks like next season is similar to what it looked like this season, most sets will be having only one online mirror (or maybe a few, but not as many as they would in a normal environment). As such, the surplus of sets will be less of a problem if quiz bowl stays ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast End Of Year Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Southeast End Of Year Poll

VA other than DC Metro is acceptable, right? For my purposes, the SEgion is NC, TN, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, and LA, plus VA outside the Metro area. Here are all the people I have played in person who you should vote for: From my own team, Ewan Mitchell is a senior and as far as I know is the best trash ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2019 - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 6236

Re: North Carolina 2019 - 2020

Is anybody else interested in getting together a NASAT team from NC? NASAT info is here: https://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewt ... =2&t=23781. I would have some interest in this event, a nationals tournament with teams representing different states. Thank you.
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4461

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

Perhaps NAQT would be more amenable to changing the rule for college quizbowl only? I don't think high schoolers have similar complaints, especially because NAQT timing rules are pretty standard for high school, whereas the vast majority of college tournaments use different timing rules (5/5/5). (F...
by bkmcavoybickford
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 5177

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

Since it's the winter break for North Carolina quiz bowl, I thought I would post some of my thoughts about who the best teams in NC are right now. One caveat: NC has only had a few tournaments this year so far. NCSSM looks to be the top candidate for the best team in NC this year, and criminally und...
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Geography Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 5965

Geography Questions

WARNING: East Chapel Hill people, please don't look. I'll read these to you all at some practice. I read some geography questions on the Discord a bit ago, and I would appreciate any feedback you all can give. They're supposed to be roughly HS Nats/Easy college level. https://docs.google.com/documen...
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6909

Re: Preseason Discussion

This is incredibly overly optimistic. I don't really cover many categories well at the high school level; just geography and a few bits of other categories. Also, Ewan does a good deal of literature and trash in addition to history. We also just barely got T-49 at HSNCT, and we lose a lot of seniors...
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 5177

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

I would also like to add a few points of consideration to this conversation as I am one of the rising freshmen from Smith Middle School. I do not know much about the current High School situation but I would like to add a few points. 1. Playing with BMB myself in the past, he is an incredibly talen...
by bkmcavoybickford
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 5177

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

Seeing all that has been posted in this thread, I have to say that I agree with almost all of it, and I will add to it with some thoughts of my own. Teams are loosely organized by geographical area in order to highlight the very correct statement that teams in NC are heavily clustered in certain are...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Re: Geography Only Question Set (FOHS HÀNGEO)

Will cross-country links and ocean questions both be in the other section?
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 63748

Re: community question clinic

What do you all think of this question? One people of this area was found to use a bilabial trilled affricate which they hid as it was mocked by neighbouring peoples. A road through this area gives access to the Mapinguari National Park near Lábrea, but also allowed access to forests that were turne...
by bkmcavoybickford
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 10657

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

However, the main argument for this OP was trying to include more Bollywood movies in the trash distribution, as I don't know much about Indian art film in the first place. The other thing that was also on my mind yesterday was the India film tossup at NSC that included Lagaan along with Apu Trilog...
by bkmcavoybickford
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 7730

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

Here are my rankings for the best high school teams in North Carolina: 1. East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill)- I do play for this team. However, there is a strong argument to be made for East. We won Bonfire of the Manatees. We finished the Enloe tournament 5/18, with a 5-4 record, all those ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 8628

Re: How to Buzz Faster

***** In no particular order***** 1: Buzz with your index finger. One of my teammates who was on the 2017 National Ocean Sciences Bowl championship team told me to try this. Unlike [pyramidal] quiz bowl, success in [non-pyramidal] ocean sciences bowl is heavily dependent on buzzer speed (which, in ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 63748

Re: community question clinic

Thank you for all the comments. This has given me a lot of things to consider when writing questions.
by bkmcavoybickford
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 63748

Re: community question clinic

Would alternating "this status" with "one of these people" be all right?
by bkmcavoybickford
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 63748

Re: community question clinic

My apologies for reviving this thread, but it seems to have been revived before. These are a few HS tossups that I have no plans to submit to anything, and there doesn't seem to be a separate version of this for high school questions. It’s not an ethnicity, but Grace Marks is the governor’s servant ...
by bkmcavoybickford
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mixing Up Teams
Replies: 2
Views: 5657

Re: Mixing Up Teams

The middle school I did quiz bowl at (Smith, in NC) played with unstacked teams for at least 1 tournament of the year, and sometimes more. I thought it worked alright, but then I don't really have a lot to compare it with. Another way the coach at Smith divided teams in tournaments was to make an A ...