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by Scott
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gateway Invitational Tournament at WUSTL (11/12/11)
Replies: 13
Views: 4732

Re: Gateway Invitational Tournament at WUSTL (11/12/11)

I will be in St. Louis on this week to tour WUSTL. I may be able to compete in or staff for this tournament, depending upon how long I am able to stay. I will get back with you when I find out if I will be able to come. Edit: It turns out that we are leaving Saturday morning so I will not be able to...
by Scott
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: [DATE CHANGE] 10/8/2011 - Collegiate Novice 2 Mirror in KY
Replies: 10
Views: 3869

Re: [DATE CHANGE] 10/8/2011 - Collegiate Novice 2 Mirror in KY

It is very nice to see UK with a team again!
Is Centre considering hosting any more tournaments later in the year (winter/spring)?

(Edit: Sorry for not reading more carefully!)
by Scott
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Danville Fall Tournament (10/1)
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: Danville Fall Tournament (10/1)

I was wondering, would it be possible that this tournament be moved off of the SAT date?
If not, it's fine, but I just wanted to ask.
by Scott
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2011-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 15968

Re: Kentucky 2011-2012

We are tentatively considering hosting a tournament on February 25. A couple of our coaches are on board, but we will have to wait a while before we make anything concrete. This may or may not happen, but I wanted to get the word out so we could have a date, if it works out. If you are interested an...
by Scott
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 6085

Re: DAFT III (11/19/11)

I'm just making sure you know this is on the same day as another tournament in the state, mirroring HFT...
by Scott
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at Webb School (November 12)
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Tournament at Webb School (November 12)

I am pretty sure we will attend this tournament with a team or two.
by Scott
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 6085

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

We will definitely be in attendance with 2/3 teams.
by Scott
Thu May 19, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Fleming County Academic Tournament (1-14-2012)
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: 2012 Fleming County Academic Tournament (1-14-2012)

We will probably attend this if it uses HSAPQ or NAQT questions.
by Scott
Thu May 19, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Midwest Championship Dates: Three Options
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: 2012 Midwest Championship Dates: Three Options

We would certainly attend if it is on the Friday before HSNCT.
I think that would be an interesting/unique oppertunity.

I'm not sure if we could make it on the other days, but neither of those dates seems to have a clear advantage over the other.
by Scott
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16105

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

I'm sorry to say that we will not be able to make it to this tournament this year. Maybe next year!
by Scott
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 15875

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

dtaylor4 wrote:
grayson77 wrote:Is there any chance that this tournament will recieve Gold Certification soon (if at all)?
I say this because we are very interested in attending NSC, but the field is nearly full.
If you haven't earned a bid, you can apply for a wild card spot.
We will probably do that.
Thanks for the reminder.
by Scott
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 15875

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

Is there any chance that this tournament will recieve Gold Certification?
I say this because we are very interested in attending NSC, but the field is nearly full.
by Scott
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 15875

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

We will not have our full team for this event, but it should still be enjoyable.
Looks like a nice field.

We have decided to move a couple of our B-team members up onto the A-team, so don't expect B to be very strong at all.
by Scott
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

First of all, I would like to congratulate Dunbar and Russell, as well as all of the other teams and individuals who placed at state. Now... I would like to take this time for an evaluation. :party: I really liked the location, probably better than Louisville. No one likes listening to a five line b...
by Scott
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I'm not familiar with this system. How exactly does this work? Do they eliminate any sub scores from total score calculation that are distant from other sub scores? I'm not sure I see the logic behind this system. It would seem to me that the flat out simplest, and best way to calculate a comp scor...
by Scott
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

About the outlier system, I am saying that the intentions are good, but the system does not work as it is intended. For example... A student who had the following ranks 1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th would finish above a student ranked 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th. Because the 9th would qualify as an outlier and the 8th ...
by Scott
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

skkid11 wrote:Absurd. :shock:
I feel awful for you guys and Pikeville. :sad:
No matter what happens one of the top 10 teams in the state is going to get knocked out the first night.
by Scott
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Why would someone place Johnson and Manual, probably the two best teams in the state, in the same pool? Even if this is randomly assigned, it's a pretty good reason to change the system from random assignment to a more intelligent grouping made by some sort of seeding. The level of competition is n...
by Scott
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

So I know this is a quizbowl forum, but I am going to discuss Governor's Cup here. They still have lots of problems, but I think they are starting to improve. Those are probably the least balanced pools I've seen for a while. Oh well... The top and bottom seem decently balanced though. I feel somewh...
by Scott
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT (4-23-11) at U of L
Replies: 12
Views: 2863

Re: Kentucky NAQT (4-23-11) at U of L

We will certainly be there with two (at least) teams.
by Scott
Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I think we will probably go to the Owensboro one if that is not the day of Dunbar's tournament.
by Scott
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: When is F/S not F/S
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: When is F/S not F/S

I think it is perfectly fine for novice high school tournaments to coexist with f/s high school tournaments. In fact, using ability/experience to determine entry can be very helpful for the moral of not only young players but also juniors that are just starting the activity. I also think the f/s tou...
by Scott
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 15875

Re: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

Either date would work for us.
by Scott
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12476

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Does anyone have any idea when/if Vanderbilt is going to have a spring tournament?
by Scott
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010

I'm assuming this thing didn't happen.
Can anyone confirm?

Edited: Guess it did.
by Scott
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deep South Academic Challenge (MS/TN/AL/LA/GA) 2/5/2011
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Deep South Academic Challenge (MS/TN/AL/LA/GA) 2/5/2011

The Questions: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of question quality and academic relevance, with tossups largely pyramidal. :chip: says it so it must be true. Really though, if NAC is going to keep existing, they can't keep using the questions that they are known for. Maybe they will even...
by Scott
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12476

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Midwest completely slipped my mind. We are actually thinking about going there, so using DII would make no sense. So, we still have Prison Bowl, IS 104, 102, and the HSAPQ sets to work with. They should be enough for any teams in KY that would want to hold a tournament that are not currently plannin...
by Scott
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12476

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

I think we will be fine on sets. We already have two NAQT IS, GSAC, and one HSAPQ. Prison bowl is still open, along with the other HSAPQ sets. That said, I'm not sure who else would host a tournament aside from the scheduled ones other than Manual and Grayson. There are more than enough questions to...
by Scott
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12476

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Manual was actually considering mirroring Prison Bowl... That would be nice. Maybe in Febuary, since there seems to be more tournaments in March and April as of now (WKU, Dunbar, Danville, etc.) Later would work too though... We are thinking about hosting a tournament on DII questions sometime in M...
by Scott
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12476

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

I would love to see either a Prisonbowl and/or PSAT mirror in Kentucky/Nashville.
by Scott
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

The thing about the Trinity teams is true. Their coach was telling our coach about it, trying to explain why they lost to us. I also think that what Trinity did made no sense. Either they didn't want to play Grayson with their A-team, so they switched to play 3 teams that are around the same level a...
by Scott
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

Nice tournament! It was well run and there was a pretty competitive field. However, I do not understand why Pikeville is 8th and we are 9th. Based on record and stats, we should be ahead of them. This won't matter unless the tournament gets platinum certification for PACE, but if it does, hopefully...
by Scott
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

Nice tournament! It was well run and there was a pretty competitive field. However, I do not understand why Pikeville is 8th and we are 9th. Based on record and stats, we should be ahead of them. This won't matter unless the tournament gets platinum certification for PACE, but if it does, hopefully ...
by Scott
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Deal with Regional Teams
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

How to Deal with Regional Teams

So, we are in a league that is pretty decent for the area. There are some okay teams in it: Apollo, Madisonville, Daviess County, Owensboro, etc. We recently got an e-mail from the coach of a team that is not very competitive, even within this league. They complained of how we talked excessively and...
by Scott
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

We played well in the first three matches, with a PPG around 430, but then kind of fell apart. We still have a long way to go to be close to being competitive nationally, but I think we are headed in the right direction. Hopefully we will be able to build on this performance and improve throughout t...
by Scott
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

I like this idea, which is pretty much Joe's just explained for people that do not really understand it. Before lunch have 4 pools of 8 teams each. After lunch have 8 pools of 4 teams each. Pool 1 1A 1B 2C 2D Pool 2 2A 2B 1C 1D Pool 3 3A 3B 4C 4D Pool 4 4A 4B 3C 3D Etc... Then those new pools would ...
by Scott
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

What Joe described actually happened to us here last year. We were in a bracket with Manual and Dunbar and ended up placing lower than we should have. I know that specific example would not have been taken care of by his solution, but I like what he suggested. It would probably be the best way to go...
by Scott
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

The questions were quite awful. Several of them were repeated word for word in two different rounds. Then, the 30 etymology questions seemed like a bit much... So basically, the field was good but the tournament wasn't. The top four teams are all rather good at quiz bowl, but this tournament really ...
by Scott
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Not that it really matters (aka the questions were awful), but these are the Hart County results.

1st Russell
2nd Johnson
3rd Grayson
Manual (Sophmores)
5th
Daviess
Apollo
Russell B
Madisonville
9th
Marshall
Owensboro
Taylor
Hart
by Scott
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3887

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

We will be there if there is a spring tournament.

March 19 would be nice.
I understand if that won't work though.
by Scott
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
grayson77 wrote:Manual is going to do a mirror of PSAT.
Last I heard from Nick, no they aren't.
Okay then, it would be nice to see WKU mirror that set.
by Scott
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 21813

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Manual is going to do a mirror of PSAT.

I suggest that WKU do a mirror of Prison Bowl (or any other good set) on a weekend between district and regional KAAC.

We are probably going to have a tournament on HSAPQ questions.
by Scott
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

I'd like to see this tournament use the card system if you have 32 teams, like Wright State did last year. It is great for letting teams play other teams of a similar caliber.
by Scott
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21357

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

The field for this tournament is shaping up very nicely. I am excited to see how we compare to the teams that are attending... I'm hoping for HSNCT qualification, but there are plenty of good teams here. It'll also be nice to see how the Ohio teams match up against Dunbar. Are you using semi-seeded ...
by Scott
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charity Tournament Possibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Charity Tournament Possibility

I would be willing to write some music and/or lit for it.
Or anything else that would be helpful.
by Scott
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5363

Re: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010

Please send a registration form to the following adress:
teresa.blain@grayson.kyschools.us

Thanks!

We look forward to attending this highly competitive tournament. It was great last year.
by Scott
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25094

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

We have changed our plans as far as questions go.
We may host a tournament in the Spring, but it will probably be on an HSAPQ set.
by Scott
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11743

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Sounds good.
We will almost certainly be there.
by Scott
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9649

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

There is pretty much no way we will be in the top 25, but we do return our 148.1 PPG team from HSNCT (which didn't have two of our three leading scorers) that was also 5th in KY. I could see us being fourth in Kentucky, but that's about it... I also think Adair will be some better than most people a...
by Scott
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)
Replies: 59
Views: 11743

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/02/10)

Okay, hopefully you go with HSAPQ.

I would like to see another team do an NAQT tournament this spring.