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by MCDoug
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

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

Note: I heard all of this secondhand. Hardee won Div III for the 4th time in 5 years. Mrs. Saddler was selected the coach for Team Florida. Congratulations on both of these accomplishments to all the people at Hardee. Martin County (aka South Fork) won Div II for the first time ever. Tom made team F...
by MCDoug
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

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

Sorry Billy, I can't tell you a thing, because I don't really know anything. I saw a few matches after school this year between multiple schools, but I don't know who's on the team. I was just impressed to find out that they even had some sort of a league that encompasses Cheifland, Bronson, Bradfor...
by MCDoug
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

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

I think the format leaves most scratching their heads every year. As far as predictions go, I've seen Hardee with stronger teams than this years version (kudos to Jackson and Gary from past years), but I would still say you guys are the front runners this year. Keep an eye on Suwanee and Levy--I jus...
by MCDoug
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Subject guide for question writers
Replies: 10
Views: 3760

How much time for math questions do you allow in your state (I know Florida allows 60 sec One tournament in FL does allow 60 seconds for math questions, but that same tournament also allows 60 seconds for all of its questions and is probably the most ridiculous format known to quizbowl (i.e. panaso...
by MCDoug
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 24043

There seems to be a lack of teams offering to host the SCT, especially in a few regions, particularly the southest. This whole offering to host seems like a Catch-22 to me. To host, you must have a good sized program in order to have enough staffers, but if a school has a good sized program, then ch...
by MCDoug
Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

I would like to thank everyone for coming to our tournament. There were 38 dvision I teams and 13 division II teams in attendance. Brief results: Division I 1. Lincoln A 2. Eastside A 3. Pensacola A 4. OWCC A Individuals 1. Matthew (Florida HS) 91.67 2. David (Lincoln) 70.83 3. Tom (South Fork) 69.1...
by MCDoug
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Our tournament is now PACE affiliated, so the top 4 teams will qualify to go to the PACE national championship tournament at the end of the year. Team Update: TEAM NAME Div 1 Div 2 Cedar Shoals 1 0 Escambia 1 0 Hardee 3 0 Vero Beach 2 1 Westminster Chrstn 1 1 Pensacola 1 1 South Fork 2 0 Leesburg 1 ...
by MCDoug
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15791

I thought the questions were fine, minus the other points that others have already brought up, such as length; and I enjoyed playing on them. Out of curiostity, is it normal to be putting the final touches on packets the day before and the morning of the tournament? I realize that being the editors ...
by MCDoug
Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Team Update: School # Div 1 - # Div 2 Cedar Shoals 1 0 Escambia 1 0 Hardee 2 2 Vero Beach 2 1 Westminster Chrstn 1 1 Pensacola 1 1 South Fork 1 Leesburg 1 1 Wesley Chapel 1 0 Rocky Bayou 1 1 Cairo 0 2 Chiles 1 2 Lincoln 2 0 Desoto 1 0 Maclay 1 1 OWCC 2 1 Montverde 1 1 Rickards 2 1 Eastside 3 1 Branf...
by MCDoug
Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunshine State Invitational 1/13/07
Replies: 11
Views: 5205

More details on fee structure and registration will be forthcoming. The base fee is $100 -$10 per buzzer -$10 travel discount for teams over 200 miles away by mapquest -$10 per each additional team To register or for more information, email me at drobeson_uf@hotmail.com Doug Robeson Tournament Dire...
by MCDoug
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Team Update: Team #Div 1 # Div 2 Cedar Shoals 1 0 Escambia 1 0 Hardee 2 2 Vero 2 1 Westminster 1 1 Pensacola 1 1 Leesburg 1 1 Wesley Chapel 1 0 Rocky Bayou 1 1 Chiles 1 2 Lincoln 2 0 Desoto 1 0 Maclay 1 1 South Fork ? Cairo ? There's still plenty of room if there are other people out there that woul...
by MCDoug
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

If USF was not hosting a mirror, we probably would have sent two teams. Although since theirs was just cancelled due to a few teams dropping in the last week, maybe next time we'll just drive up to GTech instead.
by MCDoug
Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Preliminary update:

Team #Div 1 # Div 2
Cedar Shoals 1 0
Escambia 1 0
Hardee 2 2
Vero 2 1
Westminster 1 1
Pensacola 1 1
Leesburg 1 1
Wesley Chapel 1 0
Rocky Bayou 1 1
South Fork ?
by MCDoug
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

More information on our upcoming tournament, including an old sample question set, can be found here: http://www.union.ufl.edu/collegebowl/highschool.asp

Enjoy,

Doug Robeson
Tournament Director
drobeson_uf@hotmail.com
by MCDoug
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (12/1 -12/2) @ UF (Gainesville, FL)
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

The UF Fall High School Tournament is now under new management. All the important information, such as the time and place, is still the same, but now please send all questions to me at drobeson_uf@hotmail.com with a subject line that specifies that you have a quizbowl related email. I look forward t...
by MCDoug
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moc Masters 2006 at UTC (8/20)
Replies: 6
Views: 3531

I'd like to thanks Seth for putting together a good pack of questions and Charlie for helping Seth run a fun tournament. If memory serves me correctly, the final standings went something like this... 1. Oversized Turkey Legs (Billy Beyer, Travis Vitello, Melissa Munkel, and myself) 2. Ahmad of USF 3...
by MCDoug
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13642

Although I can't speak for the UF team, I know I would do the same things I've done for the past three years to go to any GTech tournament. So in other words, we (meaning myself and whoever wants to go with me) would bring at least one team.
by MCDoug
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13642

I put the idea of mirroring PARFAIT up on the Florida message board to see what the rest of the team thought of the idea earlier this morning. As of yet, there has been no response, but I think it would be beneficial to UF and to the region for us to host it.
by MCDoug
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131094

For what it's worth, Brookwood does, at least yearly, attend a tournament without bouncebacks and moderated by 4-8 NAQT moderators, that being the UF fall tournament. Also, they usually take 1st or 2nd, so obviously the players can handle the format just fine. If there are any other southern teams o...
by MCDoug
Mon May 29, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JS Mill discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 4857

As I've said in another thread already, I really enjoyed the questions. Someone might want to take a picture of this, but I agree with Matt about the difficulty level. The questions were long enough so that all of you smart people would get them early, and they were on topics that most novice player...
by MCDoug
Mon May 29, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JS Mill Mirror in Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 5993

I heard a few other rooms got by with saying just Maine too. I dont want to name people online, but I'll say he was wearing a USF hat and that should suffice. There's no hard feelings, but I'm going to give him a hard time about it next time I see him.
by MCDoug
Sun May 28, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JS Mill Mirror in Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 5993

Slight correction... "Man-bear-pig" was Kelli and me, "We'd rather be playing the questions at NAC" was Billy, Travis, and Melissa. I also thought the tossups were very good and quite accessable to novice teams, although the bonuses were at times a bit harder as I suppose they should be for a tourna...
by MCDoug
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible delayed mirror of William Wirt at Vanderbilt
Replies: 7
Views: 4054

UF will be busy sucking money from the circuit that weekend, as that is the weekend of our high school NAQT state championship. So that would rule us out.
by MCDoug
Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14169

It looks like Florida will also be going as an UG team with David and Stephen from the SCT team and Amy Harvey and a yet unnamed player. I'm also quite curious as to how certain Div II teams are ahead of Florida on the waitlist. And to Jay, this UF team was very different than the UF teams you playe...
by MCDoug
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions for 2006?
Replies: 21
Views: 10789

Someone can check the stats if they want to, but I believe the two top scorers from the Florida team last year will not be on the team this year--Kevin and John Allen. Also, our team for SCT is probably going to be quite different than our team at ICT, if we even make ICT. I would not be surprise if...
by MCDoug
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl 2006: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 3
Views: 4119

I'll echo the congrats to everyone on a good job and i hope everyone had a good time, as i did (besides the 7+ hour drive home). Thank you to all the people up at UTC for putting on a good tournament. Some things I thought I should add to the final stats: Congrats to Billy Beyer on another neg award...
by MCDoug
Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 50278

I didn't think most of the questions were that bad. Granted, there were a few hoses here and there, and some had very easy leadins, but overall, I did not think the set was nearly as bad as you're claiming. Is it possible that Penn was edited differently than Sword? --I do not remember hearing a sin...
by MCDoug
Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8615

I assure you (Billy and anyone else out there who may attend future UF tournaments) that the person in charge of editing the questions and running the tournament in general (who didn't actually show up to the tournament and only told us the night before that he wouldn't be there) will not be running...
by MCDoug
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8615

SSI Results

Stats are available here: http://plaza.ufl.edu/drobeson/drobeson/SSI2006_standings.html Div 1: 1. USF A 8-2 2. FSU A 6-4 3. GTech 4-6 (Technically the Borglum et al team won with a record of 9-1, but they dont count) Individual: Chris 76 PPG 1. Rob - USF A - 46 PPG 2. Matt - FSU A - 39 PPG 3. Ahmad ...
by MCDoug
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

Here are partial stats. The actual stats will probably be available online soon. (It's exam week up here, so some of us are a little slow right now) Division 1 Individual Points Per Game (only the players above 20 PPG) Robert - Brookwood - 98.33 Ryan - Plant City - 67.14 Matthew - FSUHS - 66.25 Joe ...
by MCDoug
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

Mr. Barry, I have good news and bad news... The good news is that Brookwood took first place in Division 1 and Robert from Brookwood was the high scorer. The bad news is 34-14.

More results to come later.
by MCDoug
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15145

Sorry, I guess I should have made things a little more clear. The "you" that I was addressing wasn't meant to be just Matt Weiner, it was meant to be everyone that was including the entirety of UF. As far as UF going to the Maryland Sectional, good luck getting that to happen. If there is one availa...
by MCDoug
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT
Replies: 16
Views: 6825

For the second year ever the University of Florida will be hosting the Florida NAQT State Championship. To my knowledge, it's the only high school NAQT tournament in the state this year. The older and "other" state championship is a county-team competition in three divisions in the Panasonic (ew) fo...
by MCDoug
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15145

How about you start calling this the Weiner v. Robin, Napier, and Jeff since the three of them seem to be the only FL/GA people that have anything to say on the subject. Or, if you'd like to include alums in this little contest, you can group Raj and Kevin in there (if they want to try to get in on ...
by MCDoug
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

Current Field: Division I Pensacola High School Leon Hardee Hardee FSU HS Eastside Eastside Choctawhatchee HS Choctawhatchee HS Leesburg HS Cedar Shoals High School Park Vista High School Rocky Bayou High School Vanguard HS Vanguard HS Belleview HS Maclay HS Trinity Catholic HS Eastside HS Gulf Coas...
by MCDoug
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

This is the list of teams that have registered and are planning on attending the Fall tournament. Division I Brookwood Pensacola High School Cedar Shoals High School Park Vista High School Rocky Bayou High School Vanguard HS Belleview HS Maclay HS Trinity Catholic HS Eastside HS Gulf Coast Montverde...
by MCDoug
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 26060

Jay? As in Ransom Everglades Jay? Either way, you're always welcome at UF. We practice about 6 hours a week, travel to around 10 tournaments a year, and are in the process of rebuilding a solid Div 1 team and already have a pretty good Div 2 team with Travis, Kelli, Sarah, and company. You are welco...
by MCDoug
Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15372

Lafer is right, I should be in Div. 1. I was in Div. 2 for two reasons: 1. That was my first real tournament (i.e. large and with college questions) outside the state of Florida* so I wasnt entirely sure what to expect. 2. The two freshmen and the sophomore on my team didnt want to be bumped up to D...
by MCDoug
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15372

Thank you. I will keep shooting for that rainbow.

In the future, I will be in Div. 1, eventhough I'm only in my second year of playing.
by MCDoug
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Center of the Known Universe Open at UTC 10/22/05
Replies: 25
Views: 15372

Good job Vandy B, Georgia Tech B, and Georgetown College (welcome to the college game). Indeed, it was Florida B that both of your teams beat by narrow margins. I was also not a fan of the 60's music bonus (our team got the Turtles and that was it for 5 points). I would say something more to this po...
by MCDoug
Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

That's a good question Robin. I believe it's more for when we find out how much room we have for sure and then allow schools to bring more teams with discounts for each team (probably $10) and (this is not official) possibly having reader discounts if we are short on readers. Also I added a link to ...
by MCDoug
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

Seeing as the grove site is still not working for the UF College Bowl team, our team website for now is http://s7.invisionfree.com/UFCollegeBowl/index.php and that is just a forum, but there is more info there and a sample packet can be found at http://plaza.ufl.edu/swicker/sample.rtf Also, if you'd...
by MCDoug
Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26519

my original message has been deleted and moved to AHAN where it belongs.
by MCDoug
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26519

Noah, I understand your zeal for your new tournament database, and I do agree that it's a pretty good idea. But, your posting in every single tournament thread so that they will post the tournament and results into the database--at least in my opinion (which means little to most people here apparent...
by MCDoug
Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 57841

I asked Raj just about the same question in an email about a week ago. This is what he told me about being able to play. "Of the Div I players we have now, we're losing Nodya, John in December, Kevin for at least the fall, and ... beyond that I'm not sure. We've had some who haven't shown up in a lo...
by MCDoug
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 57841

Next year i'll be attending grad school at Florida. Hopefully me, Kelli, Zach (MC's leading scorer), and either Jeremy* (MC's science guy) or Jason from DCC can make up a team at UF.

*Jeremy's still waiting to hear from Stanford, but the rest of us have committed to UF.
by MCDoug
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 12876

Fluff is just the name our former coach (Mr. Topping) gave to the subject area and it's just kinda stuck. At MC, we consider the four subject areas to be Social Studies, Science, Literature, and Fluff (the arts). As for math, Vanguard a few years ago used to write their own questions and they would ...
by MCDoug
Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 12876

I just went thru the numbers for the questions at Vanguard (NAQT). And these are some interesting things I noticed. 1. There were about 1.5 "fluff" (arts and classical music) questions per round. 2. There were about 2.5 "trash" (pop culture, current events, bands, elvis songs, current athletes, curr...
by MCDoug
Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 57841

UGA or FSU?!?! you could do so much better.

(<--UF grad)
by MCDoug
Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2004 Ky state Gov cup
Replies: 44
Views: 32429

"no harm, no foul"

at least it's not the Florida thread. things could be worse.