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by jrbarry
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12158

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Chris: thanks for your kind words about the State Tournament on Saturday. I know Louisiana is your home state and you want to promote good quizbowl here. Hopefully Saturday moved us more in that direction than where we, as a state, were before. Jake: all the major decisions about LQBA's first state ...
by jrbarry
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12158

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

1. LQBA's (Louisiana Quiz Bowl Association) State Tournament Saturday (March 25) at LSU in Baton Rouge has enough staff to accommodate the 29 teams registered. 2. LQBA never agreed to use computational questions at all. It was decided in that December meeting NOT to use computational questions. And ...
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 LQBA State Championship Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Re: 2017 LQBA State Championship Tournament

Stephen:

We have 29 teams now as Archbishop Hannan HS has added as of March 20.
by jrbarry
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2013-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4508

Re: Louisiana 2013-2014

Mike Landry coach at St Mary's HS in Natchitoches wrote the questions for their tournament back on January 11. Mike is a good guy and does his best to promote quizbowl in his part of the state of Louisiana. The Tulane College Bowl players who came and helped with our tournament at Dutchtown HS last ...
by jrbarry
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2013-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4508

Re: Louisiana 2013-2014

St. Mary's High School (Natchitoches, LA) Tournament was held on Saturday, January 11. 32 teams from the state competed in a prelim/playoff format. Results below

1. Dutchtown HS
2. River Oaks Academy (Monroe)
3. Caddo Magnet HS (Shreveport)
by jrbarry
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 25th Annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl November 17
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

25th Annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl November 17

Your school is invited to enter a team or teams in the TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL BROOKWOOD INVITATIONAL SCHOLARS BOWL to be held on the campus of Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA, in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta. The BISB is an annual competition of academic quiz teams sponsored by the Brook...
by jrbarry
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 12-13
Replies: 17
Views: 3916

Re: Louisiana 12-13

Chris: After 26 years of coaching the Brookwood Academic Team, I finally got my last wish which was to enter my team in a tournament at LSU. I earned two degrees from LSU and am a Baton Rouge native. We won first place with a team which had never heard even one QU question in practice or elsewhere. ...
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: HSNCT Then and Now
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Re: HSNCT Then and Now

I remember the very first HSNCT at the University of Oklahoma. Rob, Eric, et al did their usual good job from the very beginning. The only one I missed was 2003 in Myrtle Beach, SC. 2012 in ATL will be my last one as a coach.
by jrbarry
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19

Spaces remain. Contact Erin Eidson at erin_eidson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us BISB Team List Updated (73 teams as of November 11) Aiken (SC) Alpharetta Archer Athens Academy Baconton Charter (2) Berkmar Bleckley County Blessed Trinity Campbell Carrollton Cedar Shoals (2) Central Gwinnett Chamblee (3) Chattah...
by jrbarry
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19

Team List (68 as of Nov 8) Aiken (SC) Alpharetta Archer Athens Academy Baconton Charter (2) Berkmar Bleckley County Blessed Trinity Campbell Carrollton Cedar Shoals (2) Central Gwinnett Chamblee (3) Chattahoochee (4) Daviess County (KY) Dorman (SC) (4) Duluth Etowah (2) Ezell-Harding (TN) (2) Grayso...
by jrbarry
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19

67 teams registered as of today, November 8. Lotsa spots left for those interested. Contact Ty Director Erin Eidson at erin_eidson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us for more information.

I will attempt to get a teams list up tomorrow.
by jrbarry
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19

Your school is invited to enter a team or teams in the TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL BROOKWOOD INVITATIONAL SCHOLARS BOWL to be held on the campus of Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA, in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta. The BISB is an annual competition of academic quiz teams sponsored by the Broo...
by jrbarry
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: 23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,

96 teams competed. Thanks to all players, coaches, and staff. QUARTERFINALS 1-Alpharetta 375 8-Norcross 150 4-Dorman-II 125 5-Centennial 360 3-Dorman-I 300 6-Chattahoochee-I 205 2-Walton-I 315 7-Chattahoochee-II 180 SEMIFINALS Alpharetta 200 Centennial 320 Walton-I 200 Dorman-I 260 FINALS Dorman-I 2...
by jrbarry
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: 23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,

Up to 96 teams from 60 high schools in 9 states. I'll update the list above soon.

Anyone near Snellville, GA on November 20 wanna act as a reader? We need more readers. Many of our regulars are not available on Saturday.
by jrbarry
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3407

Re: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15

QU has new writers, a whole new staff of writers as of this summer. Scott is probably writing the entire LSU Ty set himself. I know he has produced one tournament set for QU already. I know Scott personally an he is a man of integrity and I would bet none of his questions are gonna be plagiarized. I...
by jrbarry
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

23rd annual Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl Nov 20,

Spots remain in the 23rd annual BISB should anyone desire to enter a team or teams. The BISB is held at Brookwood High School in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It is a one-day event featuring anywhere from 90 to 144 teams from several states (9 states in 2009). Current and former Brookwood Ac...
by jrbarry
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7225

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

Brookwood (#2 seed) won the varsity division (16 teams) of the Gwinnett County Scholars Bowl on Saturday, Sepr 25. BHS beat Norcoss (#3 seed) in the semis and then Central Gwinnett (#1 seed) in the championship match. Norcross won the JV division beating Gwinnett Math Science School in the JV champi...
by jrbarry
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps in 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

ACE Camps in 2011

ACE has finalized plans for its first camp in 2011. It will be held June 19-23 at the University of Illinois.

The 2 July camps will be held at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN and Campbellsville University in KY. Dates for those two camps are not finalized as yet.
by jrbarry
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011

at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana. ACE Camp will also be at UI in 2012.

We are looking forward to it already.
by jrbarry
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE camp.
Replies: 21
Views: 3174

Re: ACE camp.

Looking more and more likely that there will be a June, 2011 ACE camp somewhere in Illinois north of US36! We'll formally announce it as soon as the deal is struck.
by jrbarry
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7225

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

FREE tournaments??? Lord have mercy, what will they think of next? :-)
by jrbarry
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33386

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

On the NAQT survey this year, I voted NO interest in Atlanta as a site. But, should my team qualify, we'll be there as it is where we live (Metro Atlanta). I prefer a trip to staying in ATL for nationals. Just my preference. (Will I ever get to go to Calif again for quiz bowl??) I have been to about...
by jrbarry
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: 2010 ACE

Ryan: This is our largest camp since 2000 when we went to multiple camps annually instead of just one at Furman. (We had 247 student campers at that last Furman camp in 2000.) Last year Milligan and SEMO were exactly the same size, 115 kids at each. Campbellsville was 57 kids. As of today, Milligan ...
by jrbarry
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: 2010 ACE

Nope. But I can tell you that the Milligan camp has 149 student campers, 9 adult campers, and 17 staff. Dunbar has 3 kids regsitered: John, Valerie, and Vania.
by jrbarry
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Me - Lee Henry
Replies: 76
Views: 15002

Re: Me - Lee Henry

Good to know you are OK, Lee.

I hope you stay in teaching as I know you are good at it and we need folks like you doing what you do down here.

Tell me if I can help you out in any way.
by jrbarry
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: 2010 ACE

ACE will offer Physics also but only at our Milligan camp in TN.

ACE will offer European History Topics: 1500-1815 at SEMO only.

Not all our courses are offered at every camp. Availability of qualified staff dictates some of that.
by jrbarry
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Know your current events
Replies: 42
Views: 10087

Re: Know your current events

ACE is offering a course in Current Events at all three camps this summer for the first time. One of the focuses of that class will be to describe ways players can easily keep up with current events as then quiz bowl year progresses.
by jrbarry
Fri May 21, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

It IS Sept 18. I will tell you there has been some confusion about it though. MIght end up Sept 25. Stay tuned.
by jrbarry
Mon May 10, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: 2010 ACE

Guys:

No refrigs at Milligan. Really spartan there compared to Campbellsville which is like the Hilton compared to Milligan.

And you aren't bothering me at all. Keep any shanangans SAFE! :-)

JRB
by jrbarry
Sat May 08, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: 2010 ACE

Ryan:

Nothing commercial is anywhere near Milligan College. Seriously. No CVS adjacent to the campus like in Campbellsville. So, no one will be leaving the MC campus during that ACE camp unless driven by an adult. Sorry about that.

JR Barry, Director
ACE 2010 Camps
by jrbarry
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

William: The State set we used on Saturday had exactly two math tossups/bonuses in each round and not three. And, we had exactly one art and one music set per match, so those numbers were exact. The only divergence came in the two T's/B's past 16 as those categories rotated between lit/ss/sci/art/mu...
by jrbarry
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Andrew: No one has ever explained to me why High Q has had a few byes in its brackets these last two years. I have asked the WSB people and received no answer. I brought up the fact that Gwinnett County Schools did NOT even get a spot on the bracket for 2009-2010 despite beinng Georgia's largest sch...
by jrbarry
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Ben: Yes, we had 2 math T's and B's in every match. MOST were computational. Formula was roughly 25% lit (includes Myth), 25% science, 25% social studies, 12.5% fine arts, 12.5% math. That is the formula our state organization has agreed to. And our state organization is made up only of quiz bowl pe...
by jrbarry
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Ben:

The set played at State today was altered to be MORE ACADEMIC and not less academic.

Alpharetta has a very good team, no doubt about that.
by jrbarry
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

5A Results

1. Centennial (9-0)

2. Brookwood (7-2)

3. Walton (7-2)

4. Chattahoochee (6-3)

Alpharetta tied with Chattahoochee at 6-3 but Chattahoochee beat Alpharetta pretty soundly or so I hear.
by jrbarry
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

acolyte strike!
by jrbarry
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4454

Re: Keeping individual stats

Andrew: You guys did good job of running your tournament. No NEED to second guess yourself about keeping stats or apologize for doing what most of us tournament givers in GA do and have done for awhile. Starting a new tournament in an area with lots of established tournaments, it can be a wise move ...
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

5A will be playing a round robin to determine the top 4 finishers at State. Should be interesting. Every 5A coach received an email on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning with the details in it. You can even tell your match schedule and who you play in each match from the information Ms Hirsch sent ...
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4454

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

At Brookwood, we have never kept individual stats. It seems like just another task that is not necessary. As for me, I keep individual stats on our players as they play. I may notice other teams players (as part of any future strategy for teams that are State contenders in GA) but I do not keep stat...
by jrbarry
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

4A/5A State Tournament starts at 4:30pm at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA. EVERYONE needs to be in the building by 4:30pm. I am NOT sure of the count, Robin, in either classification, but the 4A list I glanced at was longer than the 5A list. Handling our JV bowl this Saturday has NOT allowed m...
by jrbarry
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

William: The 4A/5A state Tournament has been held in North GA for so many years in a row that no one can remember when it was as far south as in Macon. Holding it for one year in SE GA is the right thing to do for at least once every 10 years or so. 2010 just happens to be that year. It is not "appe...
by jrbarry
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6278

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

The Savannah River is no more!
by jrbarry
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8030

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

1. Congrats to Alpharetta and Chattahoochee for their excellent performances today. Alpharetta took my team, Brookwood, out in the quarterfinals by 100 points. 2. Norcross people did a great job with the tournament. Congrats Andrew, Mr Stoll, et al. I never cease to be amazed how many high schools i...
by jrbarry
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6278

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

Augusta Christan School? I thought that school is in GEORGIA? Has South Carolina invaded and conquered Richmond and Columbia counties form GA?
by jrbarry
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8030

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Brookwood still wants two teams!

Thanks.
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5457

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

I wonder if it is possible for me to make a post here and NOT bring out at least one personal attack? I get it: there are some folks who do not care for me personally here. I do not and have not "continually pilloried" NAQT for having trash. I have mentioned it before as a criticism of NAQT question...
by jrbarry
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Awwww, it si SO saaaaaad! The Hooch dropping to 4A! :-)
by jrbarry
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8030

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Douglas: To answer your question as to why some teams might send people back to a central location after each match or every other match. Back in the mid-1990s, at the BISB (our varsity tournament) for three straight years, teams or individuals stole or broke things from our teachers' classrooms cau...
by jrbarry
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5457

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

Joshua Rutsky: You are a brave soul starting this thread. :-) I was at the same event as Josh this past weekend. It's a mixed review for me. The questions: certainly better than the 1980s and 1990s QU ones I heard or read, but less than what I realistically hoped for. Someone somewhere has no real s...
by jrbarry
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54183

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Congrats to Centennial and Chattahoochee for their top finishes yesterday at State JV. Looks like, with 5 of the 8 top finsihers, that Fulton County Schools has asserted itself in state 5A quiz bowl. Let's hope that isn't true at Varsity State! :-)