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by jrbellas
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parkersburg High School Tournament - March 12
Replies: 24
Views: 5697

Re: Parkersburg High School Tournament - March 12

Hadn't posted in so long I guess I didn't know about the rule. BTW, I saw Sal Fasano play a couple of years ago, at Colorado Springs against the Salt Lake City :bees: Man, even when he was good, he wasn't very good. Also in that game were several washed up/never were players from the Angels system. ...
by jrbellas
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parkersburg High School Tournament - March 12
Replies: 24
Views: 5697

Re: Parkersburg High School Tournament - March 12

Can Pony Sal Fasano tell me who to make the check out to? And maybe email me an invoice? :cool:

User was warned for lacking a signature. - FM
by jrbellas
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe HS Academic Challenge XV, November 6th
Replies: 0
Views: 877

Tippecanoe HS Academic Challenge XV, November 6th

To all interested parties, We are proud to officially announce the 15th annual TAC on November 6th, 2010. The tournament will be held according to standard NAQT format. Important note: the matches will NOT be timed, but we will be reading 10 tossups in each half round, 20 for a complete match. Bonus...
by jrbellas
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge, November 8th
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge, November 8th

Field update: Confirmed and registered - 23 Arcanum 2 Culver, IN 2 MVCTC 1 Fisher Catholic 1 Columbus Acad. 1 Simon Kenton, KY 1 Miami East 1 Kenton Ridge 2 Northmont 1 Turpin 1 Northwestern 2 Tecumseh 2 Walnut Hills 1 Thurgood Marshall 1 Troy 2 White Cloud 2 We will definitely cut off at 32. If the...
by jrbellas
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge, November 8th
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Tippecanoe Academic Challenge, November 8th

Dear Coaches: We are extremely proud to announce the 13th annual Tippecanoe Academic Challenge will be held on NOVEMBER 8TH, 2008 at Tippecanoe HS in Tipp City, Ohio. This tournament regularly features some of the best academic quiz teams from across Ohio, and provides a great opportunity to compete...
by jrbellas
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 07-08
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

"Pecking order in Indiana NAQT-land right now: St Joe's Harrison Culver Everybody Else" I would agree with this, based on the results from the Culver event this past weekend. All three teams are very strong, and from what I could see, there wasn't anyone else in Indiana that could consistenly hang w...
by jrbellas
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Culver (IN) Varsity and Fr/So Tourneys, Jan. 26, 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Yea! Solo Thread! Maybe some day there will other posters

Well, thanks for running a nice tournament. Sorry to break up the solo thread - any chance on getting a score for the final match?
by jrbellas
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HS Celebrity Shoot (10/27/07) at CWRU
Replies: 14
Views: 5093

there are two other tournaments on that same weekend in Ohio, I believe. We are going to the closer one, and trying to qualify for OAC regionals to get that out of the way. Celeb shoot is not set up to qualify teams for OAC, only individuals get recognition.
by jrbellas
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8556

Will Doug be an apt replacement at captain for Ryan? Will my two Juniors who went to camp step up the effort? Can Tipp recover from losing ten seniors who played regularly? All of these questions, and more, won't be answered until likely after marching band season, in late November. But we will show...
by jrbellas
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Post-Nationals Poll Discussion - Results are in!
Replies: 83
Views: 29246

I thought both Brindlee Mtn. teams were excellent and very deserving of inclusion in the poll.

Ohio fared poorly in the voting, but not suprisingly so.
by jrbellas
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to direct a tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

The list is excellent and I wouldn't delete a thing. I would ADD one thing, and make this a very high priority: Run your tournament on time. I've always struggled with this at my events, and nothing pisses people off more than running behind, especially when they are losing and have a long drive hom...
by jrbellas
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 47507

Go Ohio! Represent!

I'm checking on you from an internet cafe in GREECE. Guess I don't have a life.......
by jrbellas
Wed May 09, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall
Replies: 12
Views: 4818

Based on when the other Ohio events are usually held, October 6th would be a good date, I think. You risk conflicting with CASE's Celebrity Shoot, tournaments at Defiance, Fisher, St. Charles and Tippecanoe if you stray into late October or early November. Late November will also bring you into conf...
by jrbellas
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 25770

Tippecanoe will be requesting a wildcard spot for a B team. I am in the process of filling out paperwork. Spring Break has interrupted our processing of finances, but we will definitely beat the deadline.
by jrbellas
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS:Warrior Classic (3-3-07) @ Wayne State (Detroit, MI)
Replies: 22
Views: 9534

Ditto. Can you send an invoice for one team, when you get a chance?
by jrbellas
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAY ONE RESULTS: Solon HS 2-Day Tournament (2/17-18/07)
Replies: 7
Views: 3155

Don't forget Russell. They might be the best team in the whole field.

Plus, I figure Copley will be pretty stout.
by jrbellas
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BRAVE Falcon '06 (11/18/06) @ Bowling Green (OH)
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Are you planning on posting results? Just curious about the indiv. totals and some of the scores of the games, since I didn't get to see all of them.

Have a happy thanksgiving!
by jrbellas
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BRAVE Falcon '06 (11/18/06) @ Bowling Green (OH)
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Any idea of what the field will be?
by jrbellas
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Chall. (11-4-06, Tipp City, OH)
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Tippecanoe Academic Chall. (11-4-06, Tipp City, OH)

Dear Coaches: We are extremely proud to announce the 11th annual Tippecanoe Academic Challenge will be held on November 4th, 2006 at Tippecanoe HS in Tipp City, Ohio. This tournament regularly features some of the best academic quiz teams from across Ohio. The tournament will be held according to st...
by jrbellas
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BRAVE Falcon '06 (11/18/06) @ Bowling Green (OH)
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

I would like to encourage all of the coaches in the Ohio/Michigan area to consider coming to this tournament. It was very well run last year, and BG is a very nice campus who rolls out the red carpet when they host. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and had some excellent competition. This is an unsol...
by jrbellas
Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mailing list: West Virginia Tournaments 2006-07
Replies: 17
Views: 7440

Please include me as well.

Joe Bellas
Tippecanoe High School

jrbellas@tippcity.k12.oh.us
by jrbellas
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl 2006
Replies: 26
Views: 11427

JDD, you beat Columbus Academy by 40 points and Fisher Catholic by 35 to reach the finals. And after the eighth tossup, you were up by 10 points. At that point, Joel took over and powered 6 of the next ten tossups and helped his team sweep 5 of those 10 bonus sets. I thought your group played EXTREM...
by jrbellas
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl 2006
Replies: 26
Views: 11427

[quote]PS- Bob we were talking about going to NAQT nationals, but that might not be happening anymore[/quote] Who knows, right now. We are working on that. There are lots of considerations. I can say without reservation that we are NOT going to ASCN, ever again. As for who's best, it is really hard ...
by jrbellas
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge X - November 5th, 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

The eight playoff teams were Detroit Catholic Central A, Fisher Catholic, Walnut Hills, Central Hardin A, Columbus Academy A, Columbus Academy B, White Cloud, and St. Charles C. DCC, Fisher, Walnut Hills and Central Hardin all advanced to the Semifinals (in all cases they were the higher seed). Alth...
by jrbellas
Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge X - November 5th, 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Here is the updated field for the TAC X. Unless otherwise noted, all teams are from Ohio. Officially Registered: Columbus Academy (2) Yellow Springs (2) Sidney (2) Greenville (2) Miami East (2) Defiance (2) St. Charles (5) Fisher Catholic (2) St. Marys (2) Russia (1) White Cloud, MI (1) Arcanum (2) ...
by jrbellas
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge X - November 5th, 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Tippecanoe Academic Challenge X - November 5th, 2005

Tippecanoe High School is pleased to announce the Tenth annual TAC on November 5th, 2005. We are using NAQT set IS 53-A. Since we are purchasing exclusivity only for Ohio, please be aware of this when planning to register for this tournament. The cost will be $60 for the first team, and $40 for the ...
by jrbellas
Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WV Wesleyan's BATT 3 Postponed
Replies: 6
Views: 4391

Tippecanoe will try to send one team.
by jrbellas
Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West virginia
Replies: 6
Views: 3313

Ripley, Charleston Catholic and the schools around Parkersburg are consistently among the state's elite. Those schools compare favorably to any in Ohio or Kentucky. Maybe just a step below what you would find in Virginia and Maryland. Fred Morlan runs good events from West Virginia Wesleyan. He post...
by jrbellas
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who's Going to ACE?
Replies: 40
Views: 17330

Four Juniors-to-be from Tippecanoe HS in Ohio will be at SEMO. Just about all of them are returnees from last year.
by jrbellas
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

I have no idea who will play varsity next year - We will have a mix of people moving in and out depending on the format and their practice stats. I see Ryan, Mike Dever, Dan Peters (Sr.), Matt DeNuzzo, Nick Makley and Doug Slocum all figuring prominently, in addition are a pack of six to eight other...
by jrbellas
Sun May 08, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 14876

Tippecanoe will be there, and I think Copley and Defiance from Ohio will also be in attendance.

It was realistically the only one we could go to that was compatible with our schedule. The team most wanted to attend NAQT, but there was no way three of our seniors could miss graduation.
by jrbellas
Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

Lakota East was very fast indeed. But not very knowledgeable, and their early buzzes doomed them when they played Copley and Tipp. Bob, I think you did tremendously well for being a 22-year old coach with nothing to hold over the kids heads. At least, I see my young charges every day and can check o...
by jrbellas
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Ohio Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 11334

Greg,

Can you email me a receipt for entrance fees for your tournament? My asst. coach forgot to get one :roll: and I can't get reimbursed until I have it.

Thanks!
by jrbellas
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Ohio Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 11334

Pittsburgh seems farther than Youngstown - why wouldn't you want to play in the state championship? Since its the same questions, I'm not sure why you're going to the other tourney - unless its to visit scenic Pittsburgh.....
by jrbellas
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

Tippecanoe won't be there. Sorry! :cry: A quick change to the regions - Columbus Academy is now coming to the West Central region, which is closer for them (and they had sent their form in quite early). This could change things - since CA is a very good team and has played several teams pretty tough...
by jrbellas
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

Add: St. Marys (either WC or NW) Defiance (won their league, host NW) Celina (probably NW, maybe WC) Sycamore (SW) Walnut Hills (SW) Anna (WC) Oxford Talawanda (they were leading their league, not done yet - WC) Regrettably, I will be on vacation when OAC meets to assign teams. I won't even find out...
by jrbellas
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

Actually, [i]Lexington [/i]finished fourth. I really have mixed feelings about the way things went at Copley today. We made it to the "playoffs" of the Blue/Gold, no mean feat in itself, but clearly Garfield Hts would have been there without the Cloverleaf misstep. I don't think for a minute that Ti...
by jrbellas
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 36704

I think Tipp played you back in November, and I'd rate our performance since then as inconsistent. We can't seem to beat the big teams (like DCC) when it matters, but we are capable of maybe playing awesome on one or two rounds of questions per tournament. For instance, we slept/walked through the W...
by jrbellas
Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 36704

Phil, I'd like to echo your sentiments about Solon being as good or better than DCC, but its very close. We unfortunately could not attend your tournament this past weekend, since we'd already played on that NAQT set and were unable to compete, but I respect your judgement on the comparison of Ohio ...
by jrbellas
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Individual Players in Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

I would agree that Noah is the best player in the state, both in breadth of knowledge and speed. To characterize Solon as a one-man show is unfair, however, and I would like to see some recognition for Noah's supporting cast. He may be the straw that stirs the drink, but they have at least one perso...
by jrbellas
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quick and Dirty BATT Results
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

I would like to compliment Fred and all of the WVWC people on a great tournament. We would encourage anyone within a few hours drive to give his tournaments a chance next year. They run smoothly and the competition will not leave you disappointed. Compliments as well to the Spotswood team - you acte...
by jrbellas
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT or PACE?
Replies: 14
Views: 7570

Tippecanoe won't be at either one. PACE is too far away, although we had a good time last year in Maryland. My team prefers the NAQT style and format, and Chicago is close, but all of my Seniors are graduating that same weekend. And at least one will be valedictorian, and has to give the keynote spe...
by jrbellas
Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CWRU's Buzzerpalooza 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 6537

Bob, If we play like we did against Culver (IN) and Mason (MI) during last week at Michigan State, we might be lucky to finish .500 and barely make the playoffs at Buzzerpalooza. My money is on Solon destroying everyone, except maybe DCC, who is also good and I think getting better. Everyone else on...
by jrbellas
Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

The Bowling Green tournament was certainly fun today. Tippecanoe finished second to DCC (Sorry, Noah), which makes it the second time this year they've beaten us in a final match. We managed to get close wins over Solon, Sylvania Northview and North Olmstead throughout the day. Zach played well, but...
by jrbellas
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44310

You know, I think the tournament at Turpin on January 8th will go some distance in sorting out who the best are in the state. There will be several traditional powerhouse teams in attendance and a few who are up and coming. I am not going to tout or predict any winners. At least, not until after I s...
by jrbellas
Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge Results
Replies: 7
Views: 3870

Sorry, but we won't be able to come. Although we would love to return the favor by visiting scenic Kentucky, we are already committed to Michigan State's Rube Invitational on that same weekend. Plus, I am scheduled to read for their event, since they were so gracious to provide a reader for mine (hi...
by jrbellas
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - Second Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Fisher Catholic was last year's Ohio State Champions. They also won this tournament last year. St. Charles is always very strong - they have been state champions in the past. Other teams that have either won this tournament in the past or who I expect to be strong are Defiance, St. Marys, Turpin, Co...
by jrbellas
Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - Second Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - Second Announcement

Tippecanoe HS still has two spots remaining in its 9th annual TAC tournament, to be held on October 30th. Tipp City is located just north of Dayton, Ohio, on I-75. We are using NAQT set IS-45A. Since we only purchased exclusivity to Ohio, teams that are competing in our tournament are not permitted ...
by jrbellas
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - October 30
Replies: 0
Views: 1844

Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - October 30

We are extremely proud to announce the 9th annual Tippecanoe Academic Challenge will be held on October 30, 2004 at Tippecanoe HS in Tipp City, Ohio. We are also quite pleased to announce that beginning with this year, all questions will be written by NAQT. Important note: the matches will NOT be ti...