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by dbarman
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

BTW, Dunbar will be depleted, missing at least Brian and myself
by dbarman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10971

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

How long are you all thinking tryouts would take? Manual is just about 5 minutes away from the Galt House.... I'd have to get approval (which I don't think would be a problem), but we could host tryouts on the last day of State. I do agree that pretty much everyone who would be interested would be ...
by dbarman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10971

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I have a feeling that no matter what we do, there is no way everyone interested will be able to be present. Maybe we should have a back up plan or something through the internet? Have two tryouts?? (but i don't know how we could reasonably compare the results from 2 different tryouts). I mean, state...
by dbarman
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Re: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Depending on the number of teams that sign up, we will guarantee at least 8 games to each team.
by dbarman
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

To be honest our region is becoming one of the most competitive (not necessarily best) regions in the state. Aside from us and our 27 point win over Apollo, all of the top 5 teams were within 10 points of each other. Not to mention that Daviess has one of the best freshman in the state and will con...
by dbarman
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10971

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

If people can get me a date that works best for them, I will be quite happy to host a tryout, as well as serve as an assistant coach for Team Kentucky. I'll have a draft of the format I want to use, and we can go from there. Some possible dates/locations include: 2/27 at Centre 3/13 at State Any ti...
by dbarman
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 10971

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Is there some way to set up a poll for the date?
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Since Dunbar is using HSAPQ sets, would the tournament be a good way of, kind of, surveying potential prospects for the All-Star team? It would be good for getting an idea of what the team may consist of, but the individual results may be skewed because some teams (Manual, Johnson Central) have sev...
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I'm personally against having the tryout on the 6th because I'll probably be in Louisville for an interview.
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

HSAPQ All-star level, which I'm assuming would be similar in difficulty with PACE National or maybe even ACF Fall. I've been told its difficulty will be either like PACE NSC or ACF Regionals, correct me if I'm wrong. According to Ted Gioia’s announcement of the tournament, the set will be harder th...
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Centre would be interested in hosting a tryout tournament for team Kentucky, and then appoint a coach by voting, probably. Great! Assuming tryouts do happen somewhere, how should we do it? Should we try to have a team of specialists? (That’s kind of the way Dunbar lines up our teams except most of ...
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Should we hold a sort of tryout? or should we have people vote? Tryout would probably be the ideal way to do it, but with limited time and everyone's busy schedule, it might be hard to have all the top pyramidal players in the state be there. Voting is also problematic in that we have to decide who ...
by dbarman
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Looks like KAAC isn't going to send a team to the HSAPQ All Star tournament. Therefore, we (the students/coaches) can make a team ourselves and send in a bid as Team Kentucky, but we'll have to act fast as the deadline is March 17th. Any ideas?
by dbarman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55851

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Question: If KAAC does not field a team to represent Kentucky (it seems like right now they are only sending a team to Panasonic), does that mean we can just combine a few of the best players from the state and play as Team Kentucky?
by dbarman
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How long should a middle school tournament run?
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: How long should a middle school tournament run?

If you can make sure the there are no delays, I doubt many people will complain. There will always be a couple of kids who can't do the same thing over 3 hours, but finishing by 4 or 4:30 should be acceptable to most. I mean it's just like an average school day with an after school activity.
by dbarman
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Dunbar Invitational Tournament: 3/06/2010

Dunbar will be hosting the Dunbar Invitational Tournament on March 6th, 2010. The cost is $65 per team with no discounts for multiple teams, and each school is responsible for one buzzer set. We will be using HSAPQ set 10. Please register at this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QGTWJF5 If you ha...
by dbarman
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wright State University Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/5/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 6827

Re: Wright State University Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/5/09)

I personally didn't notice a huge amount of buzzer races, not compared to other NAQT tournaments I've been to. I mean, NAQT tend to have more buzzer races than HSAPQ or house-written tournaments due to its shorter toss-ups.
by dbarman
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40444

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I wouldn't say Dunbar A would definitely be able to hang with DCC A, especially the full team. Hopefully, we'd be able to play a good, competitive game against them, but I would have to say our science (I guess that means me) needs to be deeper in order to beat the top teams. DCC put up some impress...
by dbarman
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26856

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

As of now, they are not cleared yet because mirrors are still scheduled. Sorry.
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12396

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

You can keep the country, but make the clue the easiest possible author from said country if that's not the answer to the second part. I eagerly await the single digit bonus conversion rates.. I did kind of assume that the second-most famous author from a country would be converted at acceptable ra...
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12396

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

Some, hopefully not a majority, of the field definitely will have problems with that. They might guess Colombia or something. I mean, if you've got no idea, then Paz and Fuentes could be from any of the Latin American countries. (Maybe not Brazil)
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12396

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

Doink the Clown wrote:You can keep the country, but make the clue the easiest possible author from said country if that's not the answer to the second part.
Thanks. I will see if that'll work, but more than likely we need something else because either we already used said author or it'll still be too hard.
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12396

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

JackGlerum wrote: "There were at least 5 instances of this bonus in DAFT: DAFT09 wrote:[10] Something about work ANSWER: Work [10] Something about author of work ANSWER: Author [10] The capital of the author's native country ANSWER:Country To me (and to Mr. Chrzanowski, in this post), the cross-disc...
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5731

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

I guess there was a misunderstanding in the scheduling, because Dunbar's teams were listed as B and C. This is not really something that would affect the HSNCT qualification procedures though. Our coach signed up as Dunbar B and C as I wasn't planning on going until the last minute and the rest of ...
by dbarman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5731

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

That was mainly aimed at the Louisville people as I think it was their choice not to take such answers. Usually, at other NAQT tournaments, those similar/just equally correct answers/ would be prompted or accepted.
by dbarman
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5731

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

One small question I would like to ask is why you guys don't take similar/just equally correct/taken every where else/ answers. I am talking about several questions, but especially one in the final where I gave a similar/just equally correct/taken every where else/ answer but was negged. Also, I am ...
by dbarman
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5731

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

Scott, do you remember what rounds those two questions were in? As for the tournament, the final standings were 1. Dunbar C 2. Manual A 3. Manual B 4. Manual C 5. Simon Kenton A 5. Danville A I am going to work on getting the full stats up tomorrow. Glad you enjoyed the tournament and the next one ...
by dbarman
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Yet another example: Noted really good player Shantanu Jha was never good enough on speedchecks to make our TV team. Beating a dead horse. It was made clear earlier that this isn't the case with other states. No one has claimed that, therefore, examples like this are unnecessary. This phenomenon se...
by dbarman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Excellent! Thanks for the link. Seems like it will be a great tournament. And you guys are right, Governor's Cup may not be the BEST indicator necessarily for choosing an all-star team to compete in this new national all-star tournament because of the difference in styles; however, I can't imagine ...
by dbarman
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62969

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Has anyone heard anything about how Kentucky will select its HSAPQ All-Star team?
by dbarman
Thu May 21, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!
Replies: 28
Views: 4943

Re: 08-09 Pre-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats State College!

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Brookwood below Whitman and Gonzaga?
Not to take away from how good Brookwood is, but by my experience, Gonzaga has an edge over Brookwood. Whitman probably does also
by dbarman
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34585

Re: Kentucky 08-09

So what teams are going to nationals? (both or either NAQT or PACE, :chip: doesn't really count)
I know Dunbar is going to both with hopefully 2 teams once we can put 4 more people together
by dbarman
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34585

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Of course nothing that can affect anyone within a year or so. But maybe something to get them start thinking about pyramidality. I know Gov Cup claims it wants clues in descending order of difficulty, but usually that doesn't happen as there's only 1 or 2 legitimate clues.
by dbarman
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34585

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Just out of curiosity and need for procrastination right now,

Does anyone know who(what group of people) controls(can influence) things about Gov Cup QR such as question provider and/or question format?
by dbarman
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 29
Views: 3639

Re: Kentucky NAQT

That's great. We're still trying to get the B team a bid for PACE
by dbarman
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 29
Views: 3639

Re: Kentucky NAQT

Obviously this tournament will provide qualification for NAQT nationals. but are you seeking any PACE qualification?
by dbarman
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 34585

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Yeah, I'm really excited. Apparently Fleming County will be a formidable opponent (I'd love to see if their LA player actually knows everything about every book ever written, or if she may have missed one or two) and it should be fun playing against them. Dunbar was really fun today too. I'm a litt...
by dbarman
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Here's the stats. I think I can figure out the points per bonus if you guys want, however, please don't expect that within days as I'll be busy for quite a while. Again sorry for not having individual stats. We did not play out the varsity finals because there was a situation near the end that made ...
by dbarman
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Varsity:
1st: DuPont Manual
2nd(tie): Madisonville North Hopkins A and Simon Kenton

JV:
1st: Simon Kenton
2nd: Edythe J. Hayes

Sorry for not keeping individual scores/bonus conversion
by dbarman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

New field update above. Johnson's JV has dropped but Eastern has added 1 JV team
march 5
by dbarman
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Please register now. We will close registration and do bracketing very soon.
by dbarman
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

akinney wrote:It's official, Madisonville-NH will be able to compete. We're looking forward to it.
how many? varsity and JV?
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Sounds nice, this entire thing will be a good practice for State. Just so you know, we are probably using NAQT rules with few, if any, changes Another thing, for teams not familiar with NAQT or just non-Gov Cup questions. NAQT questions are much different from Gov Cup. It is much more pyramidal. (d...
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Would you guys object if we(Dunbar) have a team for teams to play in case byes become necessary? We haven't seen the set yet.
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9

I've never seen rules like that either. I think the first 2 bonus parts were read. Once, when the moderator forgot about bounce back and revealed the answer too early, we got a replacement bonus from the 3rd part.
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9

Oh, I didn't know that.
Well, then, reading more questions may not have given a more accurate distribution
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Dunbar High School Tournament, March 7, 2009

Interested field (as of march 4)

Varsity
Danville
Grayson
Campbell
Christian Academy of Knoxville
Simon Kenton
Adair
Johnson Central (probably 1)
Eastern
Du Pont Manual
Madisonville North Hopkins (2)

total: 11

JV
Danville
Bate Middle(2)
Simon Kenton
Eastern
Hayes

total: 6
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Jaguar Bowl III- Cedar Shoals HS (Athens GA) 2-28-9

Mr. C, I don't think I was clear enough. (my post seemed kind of convoluted when I read it again) The tournament was NOT using NAQT rules the prelims were untimed, 18 question rounds with only the first 2 parts of the 3 part bonus read per tossup (so if a team gets the tossup, only 2 parts of the bo...
by dbarman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 3944

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

any field updates yet?