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by mrdcool
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 29445

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

This was an outstanding tournament, and I'm very grateful for the invitation to attend. The experience will prove very beneficial to my kids as we look to improve our performances here at home. I really enjoyed the questions and the format - too bad we don't do anything close to that around here. Th...
by mrdcool
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 29445

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

We are in town and will definitely be there tomorrow! Hopefully the weather doesn't prevent too many more teams from coming. We'd hate to drive all this way and not have the chance to compete. Drive safe everyone - we don't care if the tourney starts late if need be, so if you're coming try to leave...
by mrdcool
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 29445

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

We're leaving tomorrow morning and staying in a nearby hotel Friday night. Here's hoping weather issues are minimal not only for us, but for all the teams a little more local!
by mrdcool
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: By-Laws vs. Common Sense...
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: By-Laws vs. Common Sense...

I'm glad everything worked out in favor of common sense. We are really looking forward to this event and are much appreciative of the invite.
by mrdcool
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School QB help
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

Re: Middle School QB help

As someone who played Middle School Quizbowl in rural Michigan (Corunna to be exact), I can say that "novice high school tournaments" pretty much don't exist, but I guess things could have changed since '98-'01. If things are run the same from when I was in school, schools generally play in leagues...
by mrdcool
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School QB help
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

Re: Middle School QB help

I don't really want to enter a national tournament with my middle school team because competition-wise we just wouldn't match up, plus there are transportation and logistical issues. This is probably the one time I will advocate following this general course of action, although for a different reas...
by mrdcool
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School QB help
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

Re: Middle School QB help

Thank to all so far for the advice. Here's a little more info about our competitions. We compete in small, rural county league in Michigan, with us and 3-4 other schools (most schools enter multiple teams.) Our fall/winter season format is 25 toss-up questions per match, with 5 matches per competiti...
by mrdcool
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School QB help
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

Re: Middle School QB help

We are in Michigan.
by mrdcool
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School QB help
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

Middle School QB help

Hello - I am a middle school quiz bowl coach looking for advice and practice tips. We generally practice once or twice each week, where mostly we do simulated matches. I have a good collection of kids, but their development has somewhat stalled, and we're not performing as well in tournaments as we ...