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by Deckard Cain
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College (Columbia, MO)

Note: the tournament field will be updated more frequently on the corresponding thread on the Missouri quizbowl forum, and will take precedence if there are any discrepancies. Field (24/24) Calvary Lutheran A Central (St. Joseph) A Crocker Eldon Eugene Fatima A Fort Osage A Glendale A Hallsville A ...
by Deckard Cain
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

We would like to thank everyone for attending the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship. Our tournament champion was Washington A, who went a perfect 11-0 on the day and finished two games clear of the remainder of the field and thus won the tournament without needing to play a final. The remaining three sup...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

It is unfortunately very unlikely at this point that we will be able to expand the field any further than our current 32-team cap.

The field has been updated once again. Looking forward to hosting!
by Deckard Cain
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

We are once again able to expand the field, this time to 32 teams.
by Deckard Cain
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

We are happy to announce that we have expanded the field to 30 teams! This means that St. Joseph Central, Centralia, Hannibal A and B, Moberly and Sparta have been added to the field. There is a possibility of further expansion to 32 teams in the near future, but that is probably the largest field s...
by Deckard Cain
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

We are thrilled to announce that the MOQBA Fall Championship has been awarded platinum certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence! As a result, the top 25% of the field will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship in Chicago on June 10-11, 2017.
by Deckard Cain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

The initial 24 team field has filled and we currently have 6 teams on the waitlist. We will give priority to waitlisted teams that offer to provide staff, as it will allow us to expand the field sooner assuming we confirm that we have additional rooms available. Also, we are pleased to announce that...
by Deckard Cain
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

Current field - 32 teams as of 11:00 pm 12/1 (Teams in bold have confirmed their attendance) Calvary Lutheran (2) Central (St. Joseph) Centralia CIS Fatima A Fort Osage (3) Hallsville Hannibal (2) Heartland Christian Helias (2) Hickman (2) Kickapoo A Moberly Pilot Grove (3) Raytown South Rock Bridg...
by Deckard Cain
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia, MO

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the MOQBA Fall Championship on December 10, 2016 at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. As this is one of MOQBA's flagship events, we expect to host a geographically diverse field and encourage high school teams from e...
by Deckard Cain
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl on social media
Replies: 21
Views: 7658

Quizbowl on social media

It occurred to me recently that it seems like good quizbowl has a very weak presence on social media. NAQT and PACE have Facebook and Twitter pages, but they have so little information and are updated so infrequently that they aren't nearly as useful as I think they could be. Many of the other quizb...
by Deckard Cain
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 17704

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

I would definitely be interested in playing this at HSNCT also.
by Deckard Cain
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63866

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Could you post the same-sex marriage question (I'm curious to see why only one team powered it) and the Strom Thurmond question? Thanks.
by Deckard Cain
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 35794

Re: All-time all-state teams

For Missouri, the A team I would probably choose would consist of Charlie Dees and Mike Wehrman (North Kansas City) and Max Schindler and Ben Zhang (Ladue). If we're looking at B, C, etc. teams, some other players to consider, in no particular order: Andy Wehrman (North Kansas City), Charles Hang (...
by Deckard Cain
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 35794

Re: All-time all-state teams

For Missouri, the A team I would probably choose would consist of Charlie Dees and Mike Wehrman (North Kansas City) and Max Schindler and Ben Zhang (Ladue). If we're looking at B, C, etc. teams, some other players to consider, in no particular order: Andy Wehrman (North Kansas City), Charles Hang (F...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stats Repository
Replies: 11
Views: 2592

Re: Stats Repository

Not what I mean! Not for going forward, I mean for historical tournaments. Life may not even be worth living if I can't conveniently figure out who was on Chicago Random Street Corner . Though I guess this can also serve to encourage people to actually use something that's more centralized and perm...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST III Available for Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

CMST is pleased to announce that we have extended the hosting window by one week; we will now accept bids to host through April 14.

We are still seeking bids for any region not currently served by any of the existing sites. Feel free to email me with any questions or to submit a bid.
by Deckard Cain
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST III Available for Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

RountreeCHS wrote:Matt et al.,

Is there any possibility that the CMST would be available a week before the February 18th start date?
At this point, it is unlikely that the set will be finished and ready for use before February 18.
by Deckard Cain
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST III Available for Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

List of tournaments using CMST III: March 10 Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, GA) March 17 Barrington Middle School - Station Campus (Barrington, IL) March 31 PORTA High School (Petersburg, IL) April 14 The Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, NC) Undetermined date: Missouri University of S...
by Deckard Cain
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST III Available for Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

CMST III Available for Hosting

The 2012 Collaborative Middle School Tournament will be available for hosting from February 18, 2012 until April 7, 2012. There is no fee to use this set of questions at your middle school tournament. This tournament is written and edited by members of the high school and college quizbowl communitie...
by Deckard Cain
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3710

Re: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion

I will agree that the To Kill a Mockingbird bonus stood out as too easy, even for this level.

In all I thought this was a pretty solid tournament minus the repeat issues that have already been alluded to. I might have some more thoughts later.
by Deckard Cain
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21277

Re: CMST 3?

I'll volunteer to be the bid coordinator. Jeff, I'll be in touch via email.
by Deckard Cain
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21277

Re: CMST 3?

I'm willing to write 10/10 also and perhaps do some editing as well if needed.
by Deckard Cain
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 11, 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 11, 2010

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Academic Competition Organization would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Missouri S&T Fall Tournament, to be held on our scenic campus in Rolla, Missouri on December 11, 2010. This tournament is affiliated with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an ...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

We're currently sitting at 21 teams and have room for three more:

Belle
Clayton (2)
Crocker
Elsberry
Eureka
Hallsville
Hancock (2)
Hannibal
Jefferson
Pilot Grove
Richland (2)
Rolla
Salem (2)
Savannah
St. Clair
Waynesville
Weaubleau
by Deckard Cain
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 11619

Re: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009

Yes, it's now the end of the week, so how about those stats?
by Deckard Cain
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 11619

Re: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009

We'll have anywhere from one to three teams, probably two. I'll email when I find out for sure.
by Deckard Cain
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 11619

Re: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009

Jeremy Gibbs-Marangoni Effect wrote:Missouri State is "expressing interest".
Ditto for Missouri S&T.
by Deckard Cain
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27810

Re: Math As We Move Forward

Perhaps not surprisingly, I find myself in agreement with Mike and dispute Matt's claim that having 1/1 math in addition to 4/4 science unfairly slants the game toward "science players." Math as an academic discipline is distinct enough from biology, chemistry, etc. that players skilled in what quiz...
by Deckard Cain
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27810

Re: Math As We Move Forward

Yeah, but eventually you'll run out of math to ask. I'm not sure about this, either; I think there are enough valid answers to support at least one question in every round, and probably more. As Fred alludes to, most high school students are exposed to substantial amounts of math, and I, at least, ...
by Deckard Cain
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27810

Re: Math As We Move Forward

Also, I like to think that science is an applied math. For a whole lot of science, this is untrue! Can't help but be reminded of this. To clarify, I'm not necessarily advocating for 1/1 math, but I don't think it would feel terribly out of place either. Obviously I'm a bit biased here, but I think ...
by Deckard Cain
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27810

Re: Math As We Move Forward

I would support this. I think math is important enough at the high school level that we can easily justify giving math theory at least one question a game, if not even 1/1, and that there are enough accessible topics available to fill this demand.
by Deckard Cain
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

To update, we will be using a set from HSAPQ for this tournament, and the field as it currently stands:

Crocker
Elsberry
Eureka
Hancock (2)
Hannibal
Herculaneum
Houston
Pilot Grove
Savannah
Weaubleau
by Deckard Cain
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Academic Competition Organization would like to invite you to the 5th Annual Missouri S&T Fall Tournament, to be held on our scenic campus in Rolla, Missouri on December 12, 2009. This tournament has been certified by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, ...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri '09-'10
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Missouri '09-'10

Surely, after running the worst state tournament in a history of bad state tournaments, MSHSAA will finally give in and make some improvements. At least, they can't possibly hire Questions Galore again. Right? Right?? At the last meeting, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA...
by Deckard Cain
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 5095

Re: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT

This is terrific news.
by Deckard Cain
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do not do this!
Replies: 53
Views: 6618

Re: Do not do this!

For what it's worth, the class in combinatorics at Missouri S&T does not even define "odds" other than to say that it's an equivalent notation to probability, and in fact the professor even explicitly compared it to expressing a number as a improper fraction versus expressing the same number as a mi...
by Deckard Cain
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern Illinois secessionists?!
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Re: Southern Illinois secessionists?!

Somewhat interestingly, Carbondale is actually substantially closer to both Rolla and Columbia than it is to Chicago, so that might not be so bad after all. :shock:
by Deckard Cain
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23312

Re: CO Lit announcement

Playing this as well.
by Deckard Cain
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 22874

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

Yeah, I'll bring one.
by Deckard Cain
Mon May 04, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52813

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

I'd like to play this as well.
by Deckard Cain
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at OU March 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: MUT mirror at OU March 8

I'll probably come play this solo.
by Deckard Cain
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament (3/7/09)
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament (3/7/09)

Congratulations to Fordland and Francis Howell Central, winners of the small-school and large-school divisions of the Missouri S&T Spring Tournament.

Results:
Small School (Full Results - Prelims Only)
Large School (Full Results - Prelims Only)
by Deckard Cain
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Southwest at Tulsa (2/28/09)
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: ACF Regionals Southwest at Tulsa (2/28/09)

We weren't able to get a packet together for this, so it doesn't look like we'll be able to make it. Sorry to have to cancel again.
by Deckard Cain
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 5173

Re: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)

Brief results: Illinois went 10-0 to clear the field without a final. More later.
by Deckard Cain
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 5173

Re: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)

Captain Scipio wrote:Also, I'm keenly interested in Science Nonstrosity. Perhaps we could order something in and play rounds over lunch?

MaS
Yeah, I like this idea. I think we can make this happen.
by Deckard Cain
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 5173

Re: DATE CHANGE: Rollapalooza X at Missouri S&T (2/14/09)

I'll check to see whether we have enough interest to run the Science Non-Strosity in the update email I'm preparing to send.

Anyway, unless someone emails me really soon, this is the final field:

Missouri State (1)
Oklahoma State (2)
Truman State (1)
Tulsa (1)
WUSTL (2)
by Deckard Cain
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 15524

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

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