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by segregold
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Hey, I left my black sweater in the Cafeteria yesterday. If you guys are going to the UMD tournament, would you be so kind as to return it (assuming that you can find it). Otherwise, the next probable opportunity would be the TJ tournament. Knowing our school, it has probably disappeared into the b...
by segregold
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

I was stating my opinion in an open forum, and it seems my opinion was taken as yours and/or the teams. That's hardly surprising because you are in fact on the team. I don't agree with a lot of the stuff that's being said, either, but you're rebutting it incredibly ineffectively. Take it down a not...
by segregold
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Ray, cool it. You have no official position and you've only been doing this for a year. I can defend my own tournament.
by segregold
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

I'm going to go through these things one at a time. I also just want to say off the bat that while "rmgeokid" is on my team, he does not represent my opinions and I'm not endorsing anything he says. If you make a decision publicly, and people say it's not a good one? That's not vitriol. When people ...
by segregold
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Do you really think that your solution is a solid one, when you could have asked anyone here (since everyone was willing to provide guidance), when it's never been used in recent memory? Please. The very fact that it's "unique" should have been a huge red flag. I don't know where to begin explainin...
by segregold
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Official final field (barring October surprises): -TJ (2 teams) -Whitman (1 team) -WJ (1 team) -GDS (3 teams) -Gonzaga (2 teams) -Blair (1 team) -Kellenberg (3 teams) -Gov (2 teams) -Raleigh Charter (1 team) -DCC (1 team) -Ike Bracketing: Resident bracketologist Raj Chattopadhyay has come up with w...
by segregold
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

16 teams is a great number to work with.
We actually have 17 now, Blair just registered. I like Matt's general idea, though; something around those lines is probably what will happen.

I just got the packets from NAQT, so this tournament is doubly-officially on and happening.
by segregold
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Hey, I don't know, but I think it'd be a near consensus if I said that we'd rather play more rounds than be let out at 3:00. All of the teams that signed up are dedicated teams, and many are coming from far away. 8 rounds including the finals like last year's RotP would be rather unsatisfying. I do...
by segregold
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

It was astonishingly stupid of me to post anything about brackets before they'd been finalized or I discussed them with my team. I assure you all that something will be found that satisfies everyone, then posted up here for you to dissect after Thursday. I'm also issuing a final call for potential r...
by segregold
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

I'm just going off what Ian Eppler requested. If it's not the consensus view, we can change it. With so few teams, though, and so many of them strong ones, I think some kind of a round robin is best.
by segregold
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

For those of you curious about how the bracketing is going to work, we are probably going to have one bracket for the A teams and another one or two for the B and C teams, with a round robin system within the brackets. I'll figure out a way to do short playoffs so that B and C teams are not categori...
by segregold
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Updated officially registered teams list: - TJ (3 teams) - Maggie Walker (2 teams) - GDS (3 teams) - Ike (himself) - Gonzaga (1 team) - DCC (1 team) - Whitman (1 team) - Kellenberg (2 teams) - Walter Johnson (1 team) There may be a few more groups registering between now and the 20th, but that is pr...
by segregold
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

We're hoping to start the actual tournament by 9:00. Registration should begin at around 8.
by segregold
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Teams which are coming should bring all of the buzzer sets that they can, by the way- we ourselves currently have either none or half a set, depending on how generously you count.
by segregold
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 34140

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

This field looks pretty good, so RM is probably going to send a team. I will update once our tournament has (hopefully) lessened our budgetary crisis.
by segregold
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

My principal at long last got back to us today, so this tournament will actually be happening. Thanks to teams who have already registered or given me some kind of registration information. Keep in mind that the deadline for early registration discounts is this Saturday. The absolute deadline (which...
by segregold
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

OK, with tournaments in Phila and Richmond running the same set, doesn't that leave the tournament somewhat team deprived? If no one from the DC area goes to Richmond (unlikely) or Phila (slightly less unlikely), we might be fine, but don't you think losing State College, GDS, and maybe additional ...
by segregold
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

The thing to do is write questions. Excellent point, Daichi, and we will indeed be having a house-written pyramidal tournament in the spring. As for now: I was not aware exactly how bad our financial situation was until my first meeting with our new coaches on August 25th. Can the argument be made ...
by segregold
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

If Gov and State College's attendance (as well as that of any other non-area teams) is conditional on further discounts, I could consider some sort of "discount for teams coming from more than 100 miles away" or something. But, if not, we do really need the money.
by segregold
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

Look like this is going to be an NAQT tournament now.
by segregold
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: Preliminary announcement: RM Fall Tournament (September '08)

Given the scarcity of dates for hosting high school quizbowl events in the greater DC area this fall, it would be absolutely criminal to steal a weekend for a trash tournament. You'll never convince me that high school trash is anything but a horrible idea to begin with, and doing it in DC when the...
by segregold
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: Preliminary announcement: RM Fall Tournament (September '08)

More details on an RM fall tournament: a very tentative date is Saturday, September 27th (the last weekend of September). We are considering modified speed or trash (RM's pyramidal tournament remaining in the spring). Would there be any interest in attending a quasi-pyramidal trash tournament at RM ...
by segregold
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Fall Tournament at James Monroe
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: Possible Fall Tournament at James Monroe

RM likes decent tournaments in the D.C. area. If the price is right for our shriveled coffers, we'd try to make it.
by segregold
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: Preliminary announcement: RM Fall Tournament (September '08)

Do we have a date set? Excellent question. RM is dealing with the double-whammy of new coaches and a new principal this year, so we haven't had the chance to really sit down and discuss a fall tournament yet. One of the top priorities once school gets back in will be mapping it out. Insofar as I kn...
by segregold
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 11757

Re: Next Year

So RM finally has gotten a new coach- specifically two new coaches who will be splitting up the job next year. All ya'll best look out.
by segregold
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

Re: Preliminary announcement: RM Fall Tournament (September '08)

These will definitely be house-written questions.
by segregold
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 11757

Re: Next Year

I was informed that RM currently lacks a sponsor and money. Sponsor issues can be resolved; TJ has operated sans an official coach for a long time, though it has often been a thorn in our side as far as FCPS bureaucracy goes. Money issues are a bit trickier and I'd have to say that I hope RM can co...
by segregold
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 11757

Next Year

The D.C. comparison thread seems to be rapidly degenerating into this anyway, so... what are everyone's thoughts on what next year's field will look like? Leave out no predictions no matter how illusory or insane.
by segregold
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)
Replies: 127
Views: 15313

RM Fall Tournament (9/20/08)

RM will (definitely) be having an NAQT tournament on September 20th, 2008 . The set will be IS-77, which is exclusive to RM for Maryland and D.C. (at present, I don't think there are any tournaments in Delaware or Virginia using the set). Princeton's tournament (10/11) later in the year will be runn...
by segregold
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 44867

Re: DC/Metro Area 2007-08

Yeah, it's not often that you can predict two seasons in the future, but in this case I can say that I like Gov's chances in the year 2010. I mean, there were absolutely no noticeable sophomores this year except for the Gov group. It's kind of weird (was it the first time in HSNCT history that none...
by segregold
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 44867

Re: DC/Metro Area 2007-08

It's been a really long time since anyone has posted anything here, but I figure since with the close of the 2007-2008 season it's appropriate to reflect back on how each of the teams played, what the actual consensus on who was best is, and, to a lesser extent, what's going to happen next year. I g...
by segregold
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Terrific tournament with the exception of the long hot walk to Cal Tor for the worst burrito of my life.
Don't forget the unbearably awful music; Cal Tor runs a perpetual "Worst of the Late '80s" soundtrack. We're going to recommend better restaurants next year.
by segregold
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

As a side note, if anyone is interesting in purchasing the questions we used (I may clean them up a bit first for some grammar mistakes) or arranging a mirror tournament, please contact me or another team member to discuss it.
by segregold
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

I'm happy to say that the tournament ended ahead of schedule (~2:30). WJ managed to beat Whitman in a close game. Kellenberg A and Gonzaga competed for third place, but I am not completely sure who won. I believe Feldman will be posting the official stats he was in charge of pretty shortly. Thanks t...
by segregold
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

It is disappointing that Charter can't make it, but it still looks like we are going to have 16-18 teams and so the tournament is of course still on. I remember first announcing this thing as a fall tournament back in September; it has been a journey to where we are now, friends. I'd like to thank W...
by segregold
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Will additional moderators be necessary? I believe that we're okay for moderators at the moment. Certainly if you have a preference towards not reading, you will not be forced to. Field update: Walter Johnson (one team) Caesar Rodney (two teams) Whitman (two teams) Gonzaga (at least one team) Kelle...
by segregold
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Field update? Teams I am considering registered or semi-registered: Walter Johnson (one team) Caesar Rodney (two teams) Whitman (two teams) Gonzaga (at least one team) Kellenberg (at least two teams) Reservoir (two teams) Wilmington Charter (at least one team) So about 10-11 teams. Not great consid...
by segregold
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Just a general reminder: please email me at npoc1776@gmail.com with how many teams you're planning on bringing/buzzer sets so that we have that information better iorganized. Please do this even if you've already announced here that you're coming. Information update: the rules meeting for our tourna...
by segregold
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Even though RM this year is notoriously apathetic, they tend to write decent questions and run the tournament efficiently. I'm just saying it so that it's said: apathy is not my fault. As for the questions and the efficiency, I can promise both will be present in spades. Please sign up for this so ...
by segregold
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

This tournament is still on in the sense that I have all the questions and the date and the place; that said, no one has registered yet for it, so I hope interested parties start doing that within the week. When they do I'll update. Arrival would preferably be at 8:00-ish, we hope to start going ear...
by segregold
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Virginia NAQT States is April 19, According to the UVA Quizbowl Web page. We announced our tournament before they did and I hadn't seen anything about it on the forums. It would be great if Virginia teams can make it or send a secondary team, but we've moved the date for our tournament too many tim...
by segregold
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Segregold, can you email me your name (I don't have everyone down pat)
Sorry, haven't been here in a while. This is Keith Jamieson.
by segregold
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

I'm just making a new post so that this goes to the top of the forums again. Tournament is happening on April 19th- I've heard rumors that this is also tentative Virginia States, or something, but that's not listed here and we can't move the date again. Hopefully Virginia teams can still make it. Pl...
by segregold
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 9844

Good tournament. Questions were on the whole very well written: gg, Dave Bykowski. Still went slower than I like to see in a tournament, but there wasn't any of the 8:00 P.M. type debacle that went on last year. The only complaint I have is that one of the readers my team had was inexcusably slow- i...
by segregold
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

I hear Chris Ray runs tournaments sometimes. mirite? Well, he ran our tournament two years ago when he was a student at RM, and he's having that Weekend of Quizbowl thing... he's not running our tournament or anything, I don't know where you're going with that. Scratch all that I said about night t...
by segregold
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

Sunday is not an option?
My coach doesn't like Sunday tournaments, he says fewer teams come to them; he's also a good Catholic boy, and I don't want to mess with religious sensibilities. In any case, I don't think we would be able to have a Sunday tournament until at least April.
by segregold
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 9844

The 'Em is coming with at least two teams. I already emailed your coach.
by segregold
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

I don't think that's a good idea at all. If you want to accomodate for Virginia teams, why not start around the normal time without the A-team? I'm sure there are people at RM who can direct a tournament besides you or Mr. McKenna. Or, if you need to be there, why not let an alternate play for you?...
by segregold
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

(Apologies for the swearing. That rule must have been updated since I stopped consistently visiting the forums.) I would like it if, you know, any Virginia teams could actually come, so what about having it on the 8th after the taping? Ours is the first taping of the day, so we would still probably ...
by segregold
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21349

I am officially declaring for myself and my team, "**** it". It is impossible to find a good date for this thing. Unless anything incredible happens (like someone else announces that they have been planning a March 1st tournament for three years), it is going to be on March 1st and TJ will just have...