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by jburnsOHS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta Novice - November 5
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Alpharetta Novice - November 5

Can we expect any updates or informational emails?
by jburnsOHS
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7297

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

correction: Norcross won 7 - 5A region trophy
by jburnsOHS
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7297

Re: Georgia Varsity Championship results

A Winners 1st – Savannah Country Day 2nd – Baconton Charter 3rd – Paideia 4th – Walker School AA Winnners 1st – Westminster 2nd – Blessed Trinity 3rd – Greater Atlanta Christian School 4th – Vidalia 3A 1-Eastside 2-Woodward 3-Pickens Co 4-St Pius X 4A 1-Chattahoochee 2-Lakeside 3-Bainbridge 4 -Flowe...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7297

Georgia (GATA) State JV Championship

The 2011 State JV Championship was held at Ola High School on Saturday Feb 26, with approximately 63 teams competing in 5 classifications. Results are as follows: 5A: Walton Norcross A North Gwinnett Duluth Sportsmanship Norcross B 4A: 1. Chamblee 2. Chattahoochee A 3. Cedar Shoals 4. Flowery Branch...
by jburnsOHS
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt Spring Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Vanderbilt Spring Tournament

Has there been an announcemtn of a Spring date?
by jburnsOHS
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3976

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

please set a spring date as soon as possible. We enjoy going when we can, but need as much notice as we can get.
by jburnsOHS
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7297

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

Hey Lee,
If you want, send an announcement and registration form to our webmaster @ sclose@mindspring.com to post on our calendar at www.georgiaquizbowl.com
by jburnsOHS
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Joint enrollment programs
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Joint enrollment programs

How are joint enrollment programs treated for quiz bowl purposes in your state organizations/ state championship tournaments? These are junior and senior students from various schools enrolled in a special college program. Do they compete in state tournaments as a unit or do players have to play wit...
by jburnsOHS
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North GA Academic Team Tournament (Oct 9, 2010)
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: North GA Academic Team Tournament (Oct 9, 2010)

Would have loved to attend had earlier notice been given.
by jburnsOHS
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7297

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

On another topic: Has anyone else noticed that, while GATA's tournaments are free this year, other Georgia tournaments are RAISING registration fees? $70 for a JV tournament? The two concepts are kind of at odds, don't you think?
by jburnsOHS
Fri May 21, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

GATA Tournament Reader Bank for 2010-2011

Attention Georgia players and former players: GATA would like to encourage you to volunteer as readers for the Fall, Middle, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Tournaments. If you are an experienced reader and would like to volunteer, please look at the tournament schedule at our website http://www.gataqui...
by jburnsOHS
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michael Moore Memorial Hybrid (May 1, 2010)- Athens, GA
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Michael Moore Memorial Hybrid (May 1, 2010)- Athens, GA

But I'd rather memorialize the other Michael Moore.
by jburnsOHS
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

When criticizing the choice of GATA tournament sites, one must also remember that GATA does not have the power to take over a school at will. We must be invited to a school. Every year in March or April (formally ---and informally throughout the year), we ask coaches to let us know if they are inter...
by jburnsOHS
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
by jburnsOHS
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Results 5A Centennial 1 Chattahoochee A 2 Brookwood 3 Alpharetta 4 4A Lakeside 1 Ola A 2 Heritage High 3 Marist 4 3A Flowery Branch 1 Woodward Academy 2 Locust Grove A 3 Eastside High School 4 2A Lovett School 1 Westminster 2 Blessed Trinity 3 Calhoun A 4 A Savannah Country Day A 1 Oak Mountain Acad...
by jburnsOHS
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

State JV Tournament Feb 27

The State JV Championship Tournament field for Feb 27 so far: A: Baconton Charter Galloway Hebron Christian Providence Christian Savannah Country Day (2 teams) Ware County Magnet AA: Bleckley County Blessed Trinity Buford Lamar County Lovett AAA: Bleckley County Creekview Locust Grove (2 teams) Lump...
by jburnsOHS
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Elliott, I tried going through link here, and it was blocked. We used to have Bess blocking things, and I thought that was bad. Now, I guess because it's cheaper, we have Webwasher. Almost anything useful for history or quiz bowl is blocked. I've submitted hundreds of site review requests, as has my...
by jburnsOHS
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

found it. But of course it's blocked at school like every other useful site.
by jburnsOHS
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

and that would be where?
by jburnsOHS
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Are the questions from the Alpharetta JV tournament ever going to be made available to participants?
by jburnsOHS
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Georgia Coaches, The GATA State JV Championship is coming up February 27 at Ola High School. The field of registered teams is below. It is IMPERATIVE that you take care of registration as soon as possible to compete. Plans must be made ahead of time for room use and for lunch and concessions. If you...
by jburnsOHS
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Note for all Georgia Coaches: You may have noticed GATA's website beitng down for a couple of months. Original domain was hijacked by an unscrupulous provider and apparently sold to a Thai digital camera seller. At least, the new owner's address has him in Thailand. Anyway, GATA has procured 3 new d...
by jburnsOHS
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MS Tournament near GA
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: MS Tournament near GA

As GATA (GA Academic Team Association gets notices), middle school tournaments are posted on the websites tournament calendar. www.gataquizbowl.com or www.georgiaquizbowl.org or www.georgiaquizbowl.com As is the case with high school tournaments in Georgia, however, they are sparse in that area. Oth...
by jburnsOHS
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54931

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

The Sportsmanship awards were based on readers' ratings of each team and their attitude toward each other and the other team in their rooms during the day. The All-State team and the Coach of the Year awards were based on votes received from coaches. They were discontinued because getting nomination...
by jburnsOHS
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34482

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Ok. mea culpa. I'm still old school. In this age of overly sensitive people and emails, texts and blogging amongst people who don't know my blunt, taciturn, sardonic nature, I find myself backtracking often. What I meant was: Yes, of course the concerns about the questions and anything else are alwa...
by jburnsOHS
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34482

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

although I can't say the tournament management was spectacular (seeding, buzzer, etc..) The debate over questions will never be resolved. I could use cliche after cliche: You can't please everybody. A good team is a good team no matter what the situation. It is what it is. Fine. Provide a source of...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Middle School Questions

GATA, the GA Academic Team Association, is looking for a new vendor for its state championship Middle School tournament. If a question writer would like to submit a bid, please contact me at Jeff.Burns@henry.k12.ga.us If you can suggest somebody, please post here. Generally, we need 12 rounds consis...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 3992

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Plans to post registration/contact info soon?
by jburnsOHS
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)
Replies: 30
Views: 9521

Re: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)

Does this mean it is not V and JV, just varsity? Is there a possibility of cancellation?
by jburnsOHS
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2643

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

Forfeited the first round?

In Division B, the Rabun Gap Team was allowed to play round one even though everyone else was ready to start round two. This delayed the whole division a half hour for the day.
by jburnsOHS
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008

We posted the FSU tournament info (NOV 1) on our GATA website http://www.gataquizbowl.org , in case GA teams were interested. Apparently, the email is dead however. Is still planned and is there a working email link?

Thanks
by jburnsOHS
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34482

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Raising prices could definitely be a two-edged sword. I'll probably be cutting tournaments and teams this year. Especially unfortunate, since I have 30 kids coming out so far, more than ever before.
by jburnsOHS
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34482

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

What's with rising tournament registration fees in GA this year? Programs are already being crippled by the costs of transportation and tighter restrictions on registration, fundraising efforts are falling flat, and two of the fall tournaments have raised prices to $65 and $70 per team. I hope this ...
by jburnsOHS
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57493

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

It all depends on whether or not you can find a coach willing to make the effort; alas quiz bowl coaches in Georgia seem to be an endangered, graying species.
by jburnsOHS
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57493

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

Quiz Bowl is basically non existent in Houston County, however I think Houston made an appearance at one tournament somewhere this year, the first Houston county school appearance at a tournament in years and years. As Noah said, quiz bowl in GA has mostly been confined to the metro Atlanta area. Ou...
by jburnsOHS
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in the news
Replies: 41
Views: 5699

Re: Quizbowl in the news

Interesting, the Differences from state to state. In 15 years or so of coaching in Georgia, my academic teams have never gotten any funding from the school or school system, not a dime. Our $5-6000 annual budget was and is raised or donated. (I have received a minimal supplement for about 8 years, i...
by jburnsOHS
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57493

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

Varsity A: 1. Baconton Charter School 2. Brookstone 3. Athens Academy 4. Hebron Christian Junior Varsity A: 1. Hebron Christian 2. Savannah County Day 3. Providence Christian 4. Baconton Charter School Region Winners, A: Region 1. Baconton Charter Region 3. Savannah County Day Region 4. Brookstone R...
by jburnsOHS
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57493

GATA state

The GATA BOARD OF DIRECTORS decided to change the tired old format of strict tossup/bonus a few years ago for the state varsity tournament, and we've played under this new format for at least a couple of years. Nothing wrong with variety. We're always open to suggestions. When WE (the BOARD) discuss...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57493

Piedmont College Tournament?

This is the first I've heard of any kind of tournament at Piedmont ever.
by jburnsOHS
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee HS Tournament (12/8/07) in Alpharetta, GA
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

readers/timers

I thought the Swiss pair system went well, afer brief confusion on my own part. The only problems we ran into resulted from apparently poor reader/timer training. I know how difficult it can be to get good readers and I always try my best to get adults instead of students. However, in our first roun...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: for Georgia Quiz Bowl coaches
Replies: 0
Views: 1343

for Georgia Quiz Bowl coaches

Georgia Quiz Bowl Coaches

http://www.gataquizbowl.org


Join GATA, the Georgia Academic Team Association, find tournaments, download information about coaching a team and organizing tournaments, and much more.
by jburnsOHS
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Has Champions Quiz Prep gone out of business?
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

Has Champions Quiz Prep gone out of business?

The old aol website directs you to http://www.quizbowlonline.com which is a dead end.
by jburnsOHS
Thu May 31, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 12358

Why not keep individual stats? Off the top of my head, not speaking for GATA or anything: too much trouble for readers who are sometimes already inexperienced, too much trouble for tournament headquarters, slows down the game, and not really conducive to the whole team aspect.
by jburnsOHS
Mon May 28, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 12358

In regards to the difference 5-player teams might make in keping individual stats: No GATA tournament keeps individual stats or has for at 12-13 years, if ever. In 15 or so years of coaching quiz bowl, I've only been to a couple of tournaments in Georgia that keep individual stats.
by jburnsOHS
Wed May 02, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quiz Bowl Varsity Letters
Replies: 8
Views: 4647

High School Quiz Bowl Varsity Letters

I'm in a brand new school that only opened with grades 9-11, and I only had one junior on the team, so my 9th and 10th graders played in all the varsity tournaments. I am trying to decide what criteria to use to award Varsity letters. If anybody has any suggestions or can tell me what criteria you u...
by jburnsOHS
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: JV Warmup Tourney @ Ola HS (Henry County, GA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Results of Ola JV April 14

1. Walton
2. Brookwood A
3. Chattahoochee B
4. Norcross

It was a very strong 21 team JV field.
by jburnsOHS
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: JV Warmup Tourney @ Ola HS (Henry County, GA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Sorry Haven't checked board lately. Questions were written mostly by myself with some from assistant coaches and team members. Final field: school teams BLESSED TRINTY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 1 BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 2 CENTRAL GWINNETT HIGH 2 CHATTAHOOCHEE HIGH 2 DORMAN HIGH 2 GRAYSON HIGH SCHOOL 2 HERI...
by jburnsOHS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Quiz Bowl 2006-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 31829

Georgia State Varsity Results

It took a while, but we finally have a complete list of results from March 3's State Varsity Championship Tournament. In Georgia's state championships, teams are divided into classes based on school enrollment (same classes as sports). GEORGIA ACADEMIC TEAM ASSOCIATION 2007 Varsity State Championshi...
by jburnsOHS
Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: JV Warmup Tourney @ Ola HS (Henry County, GA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

RESULTS: JV Warmup Tourney @ Ola HS (Henry County, GA)

Ola High School, Henry County's newest high school, will host its first tournament for JV teams on April 14, two weeks before the GA state JV championship. There is still room for entrants. For registration info go to GATA's tournament calendar located at http://www.gataquizbowl.org or email me. Man...
by jburnsOHS
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Berry College Tourney (1-27-07) Rome, GA
Replies: 10
Views: 4390

I can only go by my experience. In 15 years of quiz bowl coaching, 8 in metro Atlanta, I have never received notice or an invitation to participate. And my efforts as a coach seeking information about my team participating and as State Tournament Director seeking information about when the tournamen...