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by tomburr
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '08-'09
Replies: 25
Views: 5078

Re: Florida '08-'09

So yeah, South Fork? Duh duh dead. We graduated our three highest scorers, and left behind Raymond La. You can look his PPG up if you want. Give it a year, maybe 2. There is some potential to be nurtured, especially since the team that we tried to form as we left was composed of four freshman. As su...
by tomburr
Sat May 03, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 17831

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

South Fork Players
Tom- Duke
Daniel - Dartmouth
Jared - UF
Raymond- Freshman
by tomburr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge

I believe Pinellas (Pine-ellis as some say there) won Div. 1, with Polk coming in second. As for team Florida, I was unable to make the team practices on the two days prior to the competition due to graduation, and therefore ineligible. We could only send a junior from a different high school as Mar...
by tomburr
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

Re: Florida tournaments

The pairwise results are on naqt under "Florida State"

http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=2415
by tomburr
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 14888

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

How many teams are you capping the field at? 100? I still don't quite see how that would be logistically possible, at nearly 5000 match-ups. If I could be convinced that it will actually be workable, South Fork would be in for up to 3 teams.
by tomburr
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 14888

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Having a "giveaway" buzz after a neg makes sense. Each time a team negs, they should be given a chance to answer at the end of the question. This answer, if correct, would be recorded. When this team matches up with a team that negged earlier than they did, the giveaway buzz counts and the neg does ...
by tomburr
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31256

Re: Byko Rankings

The results for the NAQT state tournament in Florida are up:

http://www.naqt.com/stats/results.jsp
by tomburr
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge

South fork will be pretty much representing Martin County, with 3 of our normal team members on the CAC team all the time. This will be my first time at CAC, due to prior conflicts for the last two years. The format still has me scratching my head sometimes, as well as the absurd range in question d...
by tomburr
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

Re: Florida tournaments

Any news on the statistics/full results?

Ransom beat us (South Fork) in a pretty intense match to win the whole thing, with Eastside "C" (more about that later) and Pensacola playing off for third.
by tomburr
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Subject Distribution
Replies: 38
Views: 10511

NAQT Subject Distribution

After playing a few of the NAQT sets that we had lying around (IS 50 ish) in order to practice for our state tournament, I was pretty concerned with the subject distribution. It seemed to be an incredible amount of geography, history, and general knowledge. I swear I've seen packets with 1 tossup fo...
by tomburr
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

Re: Florida tournaments

Yeah, a message on the UF quizbowl forum places the date at the 29th. After making 3 school board reservations now, it better not change again.

The South Fork Tournament will be canceled due to a lack of interest.
by tomburr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 46337

Re: 07-08 Midseason Poll

Florida here: I'm from the South Fork quiz bowl team. Once again, it seems like the caliber of Florida quizbowl teams falls behind that of the Chesapeake and North East region teams. If I recall, some of the better teams are Rickards, Pensacola, Taylor, Florida High, and Ransom Everglades. Our only ...
by tomburr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

Re: Florida tournaments

Well, the problem with that is that some teams have already gone through the process of requesting date changes on forms and whatnot from their school boards for the 22nd. After hearing that it is "most certainly" going to be on that date, I would be very disappointed were it to change again.
by tomburr
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

We are waiting on official word from the University of Florida tournament to figure out what is going on. We really were trying to have a good tournament after UF Spring and before CAC, but the interest still doesn't seem to be there. (besides you all)
by tomburr
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE (03/22-29/03) at South Fork (Stuart, FL)
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Bump!

Anyone who is planning on attending send me a quick note please. The responses have been unfortunately lukewarm so far.

Also, if there is anything keeping you from attending such as cost please let us know. We would like all teams who wish to participate be able to.
by tomburr
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE (03/22-29/03) at South Fork (Stuart, FL)
Replies: 4
Views: 855

bump for date change
by tomburr
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your tournaments as Facebook events
Replies: 19
Views: 6756

South Fork Invitational (3/28-3/29/08) Stuart, FL

http://duke.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11857925411
by tomburr
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE (03/22-29/03) at South Fork (Stuart, FL)
Replies: 4
Views: 855

DATE CHANGE (03/22-29/03) at South Fork (Stuart, FL)

Edit: Due to the multiple spring break conflicts, we have moved the tournament up a week. At last, a QuizBowl tournament in South Florida! The tournament will be held on the 22rd and 23rd of March. There will be a guaranteed 7 or 8 rounds per team, depending on how many teams show up: 7 qualifying m...
by tomburr
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Ah, im sorry to hear that it is the same day of your prom. I hope that we will still be able to get as many teams to participate as possible. Right now, we are just waiting on official comformation from the school board for the facilities usage, which we should get early next week. Expect and offici...
by tomburr
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Ok so, the update so far is that the tournament will on march 28th/ 29th in order to allow travel time for panhandle teams. I will be sending out an official announcment to the teams on the Rickards mailing list as well as Ransom Everglades. For the info Steve Frappier requested, I believe the State...
by tomburr
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Thank you all for the help. Since the panhandle is really the heart of quizbowl in Florida, we would all be very willing to chose whatever date in late March/early April that fits your schedule the best. We've never received an invitation from Rickards, and would very much appreciate a copy of the c...
by tomburr
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

I can't tell whether that last comment is a good or a bad thing. If teams can make it, I think that March 22nd gives the best amount of time after UF Spring and Before April competitions. Now I need some advice. How do I go about notifying Florida teams? I will certainly advertise at the Montverde c...
by tomburr
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

OK so, the consensus seems to be that there would be interest in a tournament after the UF State Tournament but before the April Disney Tournament? How about the 22nd of March? That would give us plenty of time to prepare/inform teams.
by tomburr
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Ah, I was under the impression that the state tournament was tentatively set for March 1st. March 8th would work though, if thats what everyone needs.
by tomburr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

South Florida Tournament ?

Since there are NO tournaments at this point in time in South Florida, South Fork High School is interested in running one after the state championship at UF sometime in april. Would there be enough interest?

It would be a one day event.


See Map link below
by tomburr
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Duke
by tomburr
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8478

After playing at the UF Winter Tournament this weekend, I was amazed at how much had changed with Florida teams. A lot of the powerhouses of last year were gone and some new ones coming up.
by tomburr
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UPDATE: UF Fall HS Tournament 12/7-12/8 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4344

I would like to see a tournament list as well
by tomburr
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24445

Where is the bot at? I found the IRC room
by tomburr
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24445

when do these chats happen?
by tomburr
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Embarrassing Answers/powers
Replies: 15
Views: 6704

At the Delta Burke last weekend:

"It's dimensions are 8.75 by..buzz"

"Nintendo Wii"
by tomburr
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317895

FTP, Name this ship of Ahab in...buzz

"Battlestar Galactica"