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by CoachJET
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14324

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

Just out of curiosity Kay, where was it posted on the Polk County web site that the tournament had no funding? I haven't been able to find the quoted statement from your post, but that's probably because their search function isn't very friendly. I'm curious because I just got an email from another...
by CoachJET
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 37782

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

I'm not sure if anyone else has already noticed this and posted about it...but the official PAC website now refers to the tournament as "The National Tournament of Academic Excellence (formerly known as the Panasonic Academic Challenge)." They have reverted to their old name, so I guess Panasonic re...
by CoachJET
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Gulf Coast Academic Inv. Tournament (02/02/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 725

RESULTS: Gulf Coast Academic Inv. Tournament (02/02/08)

The Gulf Coast Academic Invitiational Tournament was held at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The field consisted of 14 teams from 11 different schools in Florida and Alabama. The tournament was run in the PACE format and used PACE-style questions. ...
by CoachJET
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8287

I, for one, would simply love for there to be more tournaments in Florida. I know Florida State and UF run tournaments, and I know that more than 4 high school teams exist in the state. So why not have more tournaments hosted by high schools? I can provide questions--let me know if there's anything...
by CoachJET
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8287

Sorry--I've only recently had time to answer e-mails. I'll be sending a response to you either today or tomorrow. David --- Me again. Sorry to be a pest but I need to get my invites out very early this week. Can you field the questions from my previous two e-mails? (Dated Nov 5 and Oct 31. Did you ...
by CoachJET
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8287

I, for one, would simply love for there to be more tournaments in Florida. I know Florida State and UF run tournaments, and I know that more than 4 high school teams exist in the state. So why not have more tournaments hosted by high schools? I can provide questions--let me know if there's anything...
by CoachJET
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8287

Pensacola is an interesting story. I've never thought they were all that impressive until I saw them play in playoffs and finals. I particularly remember them decimating a decent team (Eastside A) in the finals at the FSU Fall Tournament, with something ridiculous like 8 out of the first 10 tossups...
by CoachJET
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Re: Well, We all Know...

We all know that Panasonic rules and regulations are ridiculous and unfair. For instance, apparently if one team rings in but another team answers (with the correct answer, though incorrect might count too, haven't checked), the question is thrown out regardless of whether the first team had the co...
by CoachJET
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Oh man, listen, when Peggy Harrod is giving instructions before the championship round, you SHUT UP and LISTEN! Haha, that's not the first time she's gotten ticked at a team/player in that situation. I have seen this at CAC as well as PAC.
by CoachJET
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Does anyone know who made the "All-America Team" at PAC?
by CoachJET
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Many of the students are on academic teams that play other formats, I'm not even certain most FL high school "quiz bowl type" teams use the PAC format (CoachJet could address that question for schools in our area). Yeah, the schools here in the Panhandle do not use the CAC/PAC format in their own t...
by CoachJET
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Fllorida people: If I'm not mistaken, there are several Florida universities that host tournaments. Bug your coaches to check these out! But budgets might be a factor; this is why many Illinois tams don't travel. Well, I know that quite a few teams in the Panhandle go to the FSU and UF tournaments,...
by CoachJET
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Now, from everything I see on this board, it seems like we (Florida) are generally absent from the world of quizbowl outside of PAC. Am I seeing things wrong? If I'm not, why is that? No, you're right. I'm not sure why...maybe teams that know about outside tournaments don't go because they're not u...
by CoachJET
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47314

Good job Team Florida! 4th, 2nd, and 3rd place over the last three years of PAC...perhaps next year will be the year we bring the title back home!

And congrats to Illinois and Missouri!
by CoachJET
Sun May 27, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 45346

Pensacola High School went 6-4.
by CoachJET
Tue May 22, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 79
Views: 27029

Where's the love for Florida schools? I predict Pensacola and Ransom Everglades to make it to the playoffs. Unfortunately, I have absolutely zero data on any of the three Florida schools. Pensacola got into the playoffs last year but lost some of their firepower from that team, so even having no da...
by CoachJET
Tue May 22, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 43076

My state's team is made of the best players from a tournament that is the same style as PAC. We know. You've told us already. And this contributes to the discussion how? I'm thinking she's trying to put up a case for her team winning PAC. However, the logic behind her argument can be tested by look...
by CoachJET
Mon May 21, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 43076

There are parts of what people have said that I agree with, most notably when Chris says that PAC is not quiz bowl. BUT, (I've only started playing the format this year, and I've never been to the tournament itself) they don't claim to be quiz bowl. Once you think of it as a academic tournament, on...
by CoachJET
Mon May 21, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 43076

There certainly is a problem with the tournament style. It doesn't truly allow for teams with deep knowledge of a subject to show their understanding because its structure is designed for buzzer racing. No, I must disagree. The PAC tournament is structured with three rounds: a 5-, 10-, and 15-point...
by CoachJET
Sat May 19, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 43076

competition schedule

Looks like the PAC competition schedule is up.

http://www.polk-fl.net/ac/PAC07CompSched.htm

Room of Death this year? Nothing really jumps out at me. "Fantasia KL" in Round 2 looks pretty competitive, considering those teams' past performances.
by CoachJET
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 43076

Team Florida was selected last week at the 2007 Commissioner's Academic Challenge. The team members are:

David Flowers
Emily Hooper
Kevin Kong
Bharath Rathakrishnan
James "Bud" Shinn
Blake Stagg
by CoachJET
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Emerald Coast Acad. Tourney (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

RESULTS from the 2007 Emerald Coast Academic Tournament:

1st place: Pensacola High School (Pensacola, FL)
2nd place: Choctawhatchee High School "A" (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
3rd place: Maclay School (Tallahassee, FL)
4th place: Niceville High School "A" (Niceville, FL)
by CoachJET
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS:NW FL Academic Tournament (11/15/06 - Pensacola, FL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Results of 2nd Annual NWFAT

Pensacola High School successfully defended its championship title at the 2nd Annual Northwest Florida Academic Tournament. PHS recieved a first-place trophy and $500 in prize money. Second place went to Fort Walton Beach High School (which received $300) and third place went to Choctawhatchee High ...
by CoachJET
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS:NW FL Academic Tournament (11/15/06 - Pensacola, FL)
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

RESULTS:NW FL Academic Tournament (11/15/06 - Pensacola, FL)

The 2nd Annual Northwest Florida Academic Tournament will be held on November 15, 2006 at the J. E. Hall Center in Pensacola, FL. This highly-academic quiz bowl tournament will feature 15 high school teams from Escambia, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties. The participating schools are: ESCAMBIA COUNTY: ...