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by wilsonmathteacher
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25500

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

Longfellow A vs. WJ in round 8 has 200 Tossups listed rather than 20.

Overall I think RM did a really nice job with the tournament and keeping things moving well. The set had some serious editing issues, but that is not really RM's fault.
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25500

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

Wilson SHS will probably be bringing one team.
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39992

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson wrote:Umd Spring is moving to sometime in November; more details are forthcoming.
Do you mean UMD Fall?
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 65113

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I am actually considering coming to this as it is next to my original home town of Glen Rock.... But I do have a question. Since one of the goals is to allow coached to play with their players (past or present), would it be possible to for us to affiliate with the school we work at? So for example, ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22490

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Well, the It's Academic finals is hardly an issue for Wilson :mad: . However, I suspect we would be much more able to put together a team for a Sunday tournament.
by wilsonmathteacher
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (10/22/11)
Replies: 19
Views: 4220

Re: Fall Novice @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (10/22/11)

Congrats should go out to St. Anselm's, who ran a really tight tournament (except maybe for packet 11 :grin: ). I don't think there were any significant delays or issues, and my kids had a really good time. I think there were some issues with the questions, but obviously that needs to wait for them ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (10/22/11)
Replies: 19
Views: 4220

Re: Fall Novice @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (10/22/11)

If this were a normal tournament where we could better predict the teams' abilities, I might go with 7 brackets of four. Then take the top team in each bracket and one wild card based on the tiebreaking statistic of your choice into two brackets of four for a round-robin. Then take the top two from...
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9480

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

Our morning (7 games, including a crossover) was three games we had no chance in (Whitman, St. Anselm's and QO), two that were or should have been competitive (RM B and Blair B), one that we should have dominated (Landon B) and one that I have no idea on (Oakland Hills who stomped us but didn't do ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9480

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

(*EDIT: WOW this is really long, sorry*) I can speak to this a little bit from one of the teams that has fallen off this year. At my school (Wilson) a lot of our willingness to go to tourneys depends on the kids who are on the team. This year I have a bunch of juniors who would get a lot better if t...
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18559

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

arabidopsis wrote:TJ would like to claim 10/16, 2/12, and 4/9 for a (technically theoretical for the next 11 hours) Fall Novice mirror, vendor set, and housewritten respectively.
Is TJ confirmed for the Fall Novice on 10/16? I have a bunch of kids who I'll need to jump on now to get them to go to that.
by wilsonmathteacher
Wed May 19, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10125

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

I certainly hope the "Wilson" that I see on the Washington schedule isn't the same Wilson SHS that has come to several tournaments in our area and done reasonably well. I can't imagine that this would be fun for them; even though they're probably the most skilled quizbowl team at the Washington sit...
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52802

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/9 or 5/22)

Wilson HS would muchly prefer May 22, since we aren't going to be doing back to back tournaments in the middle of AP exams.
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)
Replies: 74
Views: 12499

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)

Yeah, it'd be two evenly-matched playoff brackets, with cross-bracket placement games to determine 1st through 12th places after the five playoff rounds. Will there also be a consolation bracket in some format so that the teams that do not finish 1-12 get some afternoon games as well? I assume so, ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)

Just wanted to say that my kids had a good time (even though they struggled most of the afternoon). Well run (and the stats were complete before I even got home :smile: ).
by wilsonmathteacher
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55721

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

IF GDS and Gonzaga are not able to attend for various reasons, then it is possible that 2 of my players, who had not previously expressed interest due to the obvious supriority of a number of Gonzaga and GDS players, could be among the best 5 or 6 in DC (or maybe not, but it would be good to find o...
by wilsonmathteacher
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55721

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Well, as an outsider, I think I can answer that. Beyond the fact that DC and Maryland are different polities*, Maryland has Blake, Richard Montgomery, Walt Whitman & Walter Johnson, and D.C. has Georgetown Day School, Gonzaga College and St. Anselm's. I think very good teams can be formed from thos...
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)

Wilson SHS will be there with one team. I will send an email this afternoon.
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions Unlimited: "We're Coming to You!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2854

Re: Questions Unlimited: "We're Coming to You!"

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Man, i got a letter from :chip: in the mail the other day personally inviting us to the NAC.

It's sitting in the recycling bin in the front of my classroom right now.
I didn't. I'm feeling very unloved.
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Since I'm sure the world rotates around what Wilson SHS thinks, we would prefer March 28. We would probably not be able to make the other 2 (although that would depend on other factors.)
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in MD state championship
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Interest in MD state championship

My understanding is that DC is part of the Maryland state for this purpose (although I may be mistaken, but I tried to get into the VA states last year and was told we were part of Maryland).

I personally would be happy to help out with the tournament, and my kids would certainly want to compete.
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Could you throw a 2nd team from Wilson SHS on the wait list. My kids are not so good at telling me things like "I'd love to go to a tournament near my school". :grin:

Thanks.

Jeremy S.
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PAQT @ Richard Montgomery HS (3/6/10): CANCELLED
Replies: 29
Views: 6303

Re: PAQT @ Richard Montgomery HS (3/6/10)

I don't know how much overlap there is (well there is at least one team) but there is a taping for the Wash DC "It's Academic" 2nd round matches on this date. I know you probably won't be changing the date, but I thought I would let you know if you didn't realize. (As well as letting you feel the so...
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Wilson HS is interested in attending and I tried to email Fr. Meehan in late November (twice) and never heard anything back. Is the address you gave correct? It is, but I have heard reports from you and others that he doesn't respond consistently. I'm going to try to talk to him about this. If you ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25607

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

Wilson HS is interested in attending and I tried to email Fr. Meehan in late November (twice) and never heard anything back. Is the address you gave correct?
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)
Replies: 74
Views: 12499

Re: Announcing: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)

Wilson HS will probably make the long trek to GDS for this :grin:
by wilsonmathteacher
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32174

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Gov beat GDS 430-220 to win, and St. Anselms beat Whitman 425-40 for third. Stats are posted (a few games are missing; we're working on that). Thanks so much to everyone who came, and also to Jonah Greenthal and Sandy Huang for suggesting and giving us the DAFT set. The set had some issues but was ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?
Replies: 50
Views: 8433

Re: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?

This is even worse than talking during someone else's bonus. I did actually have this come up when I moderated during the Maryland Fall Tournament. Not to point any specifics out, but it was something along the lines of complaining of how easy the other teams bonuses are. I wonder what should the m...
by wilsonmathteacher
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22678

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

Thanks to Maryland for what was for us a well run tournament. We never had more then a 3 minute wait for a round to start and the readers that we had were all pretty good. I agree with the comments about the questions (and I do think that there were some misplaced powers, even Wilson got some :grin:...
by wilsonmathteacher
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22678

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

Right now Wilson has 1 team (*AND ONE BUZZER*). I will let you know for sure on Monday however, as I am trying really hard to convince some of my younger players to go. (How I can have 14 kids at practice and 5 that want to go to a tourney is something I will never understand :sad: ) Edit: Telling M...
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13756

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

WOOT! Wilson HS is going to Nationals :grin: "Nationals," eh? Yea! :smile: . I seriously have anxiety every day that my principal will get an email or something about this and tell me that my team needs to go. I don't think he cares as long as he thinks it adds to Wilson prestige. We are getting be...
by wilsonmathteacher
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13756

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

Cowboy Bob Orton wrote:I don't know if this is a new thing or not, but I hadn't seen it before:

http://www.qunlimited.com/quiz.html

Apparently you can qualify for nationals by taking an untimed, all resources available 20 question quiz.
WOOT! Wilson HS is going to Nationals :grin:
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman

Is there any age or experience restriction aside from not having played in NSC or HSNCT? If not, I would argue that there probably should be since this is aimed at novice quiz bowlers. (For example, I have 2 3rd year (of quiz bowl) seniors that this would probably not be appropriate for) That said,...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Announcement: Fall Novice Mirror at Whitman

Is there any age or experience restriction aside from not having played in NSC or HSNCT? If not, I would argue that there probably should be since this is aimed at novice quiz bowlers. (For example, I have 2 3rd year (of quiz bowl) seniors that this would probably not be appropriate for) That said, ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players
Replies: 32
Views: 5820

Re: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players

Do you have enough buzzers for your whole team? I actually ran into this problem yesterday (not a bad thing). I was thinking of breaking them up as well and going over questions with the newbies, but I can't do that forever. Any ideas on how to keep everyone getting practice in this situation?
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22678

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

Wilson HS (DC) will definitely be bring one team and HOPEFULLY (if they are all willing) a 9th-10th grade newbie team :grin:
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players
Replies: 32
Views: 5820

Re: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players

I know that at Wilson this is a major problem because we are drawing from a pretty small pool, and a lot of folks join because they have friends that play or because they liked me as a teacher. I generally find that half of my kids wander away after getting their butts handed to them a few times, an...
by wilsonmathteacher
Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)
Replies: 31
Views: 5700

Re: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)

I'd also like to thank the hosts and all of the participants. My kids all had a really good time and were pleased at how friendly the "older" people there were. It was sad we didn't do better, but I think the questions fit into the period of time that is too old for my kids and too young for their o...
by wilsonmathteacher
Wed May 20, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30288

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

There's a Wilson in the district, although I'm a little suprised to see DC area teams at NAC. I don't know what RM's doing at NAC either, except mabye to try and talk a few teams into spending their time and money on better tournaments. Harry, I'm not sure that Longfellow is the Longfellow that cam...
by wilsonmathteacher
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 24202

Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

We'd love to come, but unfortunately we'll be playing set 83 at the Blue Hen Invitational held at the University of Delaware a week prior to that. Then you'd do really well in this tournament... :grin: Wilson HS (in Washington DC) is interested but must find out if our kids are going to be in town ...
by wilsonmathteacher
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

Certainly better then last year. At least for Wilson the readers were much better and aside from the delay on the first round I thought things ran pretty smoothly, if a bit slowly (but when has a tourney ever stayed on schedule?) It's odd to see the kids conferring on tossups, but as practice for "I...