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by Cassian
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)

Sorry for the delay in posting stats. I left the computer with the SQBS file at school over the weekend. Combined stats are available on the tournament database.

http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/54 ... /combined/

Thanks to everyone for coming out on Saturday.
by Cassian
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 High School Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: ACF Fall 2018 High School Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)

This mirror has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
by Cassian
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)

Field update as of Monday, Oct. 29 - School (Teams / Buzzers / Staffers) Texas A&M (2/1/0) Louisiana Tech (2/1/0) North Texas (1/0/0) Rice (3/3/0) Texas (1/1/1) Tulane (2/2/1) UTEP (2/1/0) Total - 13 teams, 9 buzzers, 2 staffers We will be sending out a full logistics email at some point in the next...
by Cassian
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 9973

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

From the National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov) - "The kindergarten class of 2010-11 was diverse with respect to characteristics of individual children and their families. Six percent of kindergartners started their first year of kindergarten before they turned 5 years old, while 42 ...
by Cassian
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

ACF Fall 2018 South Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)

LASA Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the South site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin on Saturday, November 3, 2018. This is a mirror for college teams, and will be held on the LASA campus at the same time as the high school mirror at the same site. Tour...
by Cassian
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 High School Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

ACF Fall 2018 High School Mirror @ LASA (11/3/18)

LASA Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the Texas high school site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Tournament check-in will begin at 8.15am, and rounds should begin at 9am. Tournament format will depend on field size, but al...
by Cassian
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (high school-only) @ LASA (Sunday 11/5/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: ACF Fall (high school-only) @ LASA (Sunday 11/5/17)

Due to lack of interest, this event has been cancelled.
by Cassian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (high school-only) @ LASA (Sunday 11/5/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

ACF Fall (high school-only) @ LASA (Sunday 11/5/17)

LASA Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the Texas high school site of ACF Fall 2017, to be held at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Tournament check-in will begin at 8.15am, and rounds should begin at 9am. Tournament format will depend on field size, but all ...
by Cassian
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3637

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was responsible for writing both the USGO written and map skills exams. I am happy to hear any feedback on either of these exams from the USGO participants, either in this forum or by PM. Jakob's point about the map skills exam for USGO is certainly valid. The purpose of the exam was to assess geo...
by Cassian
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XI at Harvard (11/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 8958

Re: HFT XI at Harvard (11/5/16)

LASA will be attending HFT this year with some yet-to-be-determined number of teams.
by Cassian
Sun May 01, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 United States Geography Olympiad Test Discussion.
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: 2016 United States Geography Olympiad Test Discussion.

I would like to add that I put together the vast majority of the USGO written test, with help from Raynell Cooper and Dave Madden. The test was edited with input from all three of us, and then I compiled the final product. I adapted a few questions from past iGeo written exams and published AP Human...
by Cassian
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational VI at Trinity University (3/28-29/15)
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

Texas Invitational VI at Trinity University (3/28-29/15)

We will be posting results and statistics from the sixth annual Texas Invitational tournament in this thread as they become available. Below is a link to the Google spreadsheet containing round-by-round game results of the MUT mirror, which is currently under way. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...
by Cassian
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Science Bowl Moderating
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

Re: Science Bowl Moderating

At our regional (and at nationals as I recall), they don't reveal answers to ANY missed questions during games. They will tell you missed answers if you ask after a game is over, but that's it. Sci Bowl has some really complex rules, but if your regional is run anything like the one at A&M, they wil...
by Cassian
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 17720

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

Please add one team from LASA to this mix. I emailed David to register a week ago or so.
by Cassian
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 17720

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

Any field update for the Penn site?
by Cassian
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 20208

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

The Statesman posted a blurb about HSNCT on Sunday, and this story will be in the print edition tomorrow. It's behind the paywall now, but I think it will be freely available over the next couple of days (after it's been in the print edition). http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/lasa-wins-natio...
by Cassian
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 6509

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

Last year, LASA took a bus to HSNCT from Austin. We had 21 people, so we thought a small bus would save money and we could practice and all that. It was only about 950 miles one way, BUT... Our bus driver got lost. More than once. Before we made it ten miles. And apparently didn't understand quite h...
by Cassian
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 35670

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Is the Academic Challenge tournament at Sam Houston State still happening? I thought they had stopped running it awhile back.
by Cassian
Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58801

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

I would like to echo Morgan's calls for any recordings of the final match. Feel free to contact me via email if you have any audio or video recording and can't post a link to it on the forums. I wanted to thank R. and everyone at NAQT for a great tournament, and to all the wonderful moderators and s...
by Cassian
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC hotel discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: PACE NSC hotel discussion

If it helps, apparently there are plenty of rooms available to Marriott Rewards members at a rate of $101/night. You can sign up for Marriott Rewards online in about 5 minutes, and they let you reserve the rooms at the discounted rate immediately after you sign up.
by Cassian
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem
Replies: 19
Views: 6382

Re: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem

Usually, I've found flight attendants are very nice about the trophies. The last time HSNCT was in Chicago, they found a place for it in the coat closet in the front of the plane on the flight home and then gave it to me when we landed. The last two years I've been able to put it in the overhead bin...
by Cassian
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6619

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

There was no LASA B team in 2009 - there were only 5 people in the entire program that year, and all 5 played on the A team. The current incarnation of our team started in 2007, and the 2007 HSNCT was our second tournament ever (and the first one I ever coached). There had been an LBJ team (made up ...
by Cassian
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30487

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

Normally, if a team we're fielding at a given tournament isn't 3/4 of the normal composition of that team, I ask the TD to designate the team with something other than a letter. This happens to us a lot, hence Romero's penchant for giving LASA's teams color names and other random designations. At th...
by Cassian
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VII (Cambridge, MA 11/10/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 11769

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VII (Cambridge, MA 11/10/12)

LASA will be making the trip to Boston for another HFT with some number of teams to be determined. Graham, I'll be emailing later today to confirm.
by Cassian
Wed May 30, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7648

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

I would love to be a part of this effort as well, and I'm happy to lend whatever support I can, even if it's bringing some novice LASA teams to a tournament in New Orleans or Lafayette next season to help fill out a field. Romero and I are both alums of Cajun Quiz Bowl at USL back in the day and I p...
by Cassian
Mon May 21, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8373

Re: MUT 2012 Discussion

Thanks for the really quick response to that guys.
by Cassian
Mon May 21, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8373

Re: MUT 2012 Discussion

Any word on when this set will be posted?
by Cassian
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 14712

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

Congratulations to Kealing and Longfellow and to all the teams, and thanks to those of you who kept all of us back home informed about the goings-on up in Chicago.
by Cassian
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: MSNCT finals liveblog
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: MSNCT finals liveblog

Oh god! This is so tense! They seem incredibly evenly matched...
by Cassian
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 14712

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

Thanks for the update, Jeff. I look forward to some live blogging!
by Cassian
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 14712

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

Any updates this morning? Is anyone there going to be providing coverage as we get through the playoffs? I'm following the Barrington Twitter feed and a couple of others with the #msnct hashtag, but that's all at this point.
by Cassian
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 14712

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

Is anyone posting updates / results anywhere? I'd love to know how Kealing is doing on day 1!
by Cassian
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16037

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

To be fair, the composition of a LASA A team would be guesswork on my part at this point too.
by Cassian
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55550

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

LASA? Infinite pockets? If by that you mean that parents pay for their children to attend out-of-state quiz bowl tournaments two or three times a year because they believe in the educational value of quiz bowl and place value on what we do as a program, then I guess your statement bears some resembl...
by Cassian
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55550

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

It seems pretty likely LASA is making the trip north for this. I'm just waiting to hear from a few kids to figure out how many teams we're going to be able to put together.
by Cassian
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16037

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

I've put in a bid to host Fall Novice in Austin again this year. I haven't heard back yet, but my target date is Sept. 10. As soon as I hear from them, I'll post announcements in the appropriate places if they accept our bid.
by Cassian
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Mexico Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2728

Re: New Mexico Discussion 2011-2012

I talked to Julie Gittings from State College at Sci Bowl Nationals in DC for awhile. She told me that among her retirement plans was moving to NM at least part time. I thought she mentioned some intent of being involved in QB while she was there. If so, I assume she'd be a good person to have aroun...
by Cassian
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 28000

Re: NAC 2011

I emailed 4 different people at the Statesman in Austin to get them to do something for Kealing's MSNCT championship (and 1st, 4th and 5th place finishes for their 3 teams), but I got no responses at all. It's a shame really.
by Cassian
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 15519

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

Yeah, I thought we'd gotten an email last year from PACE in the days leading up to the tournament with our bracket. Glad I wasn't remembering that incorrectly.
by Cassian
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 15519

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

Any word on whether or not the prelim brackets will be released before Saturday?
by Cassian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37785

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

As previously discussed in another thread, LASA A used rotating pseudonyms at HFT / Delta Burke as well. They would have used them all year, but it was a little more problematic in Texas where all the mods know the guys' names. Had any LASA A player been up for an individual award at this tournament...
by Cassian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37785

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

LASA A rotated Halcyon, Houndstooth, Bennu and Epoch throughout the course of the day. Feel free to be offended as you see fit.
by Cassian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37785

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I'm not sure how it's confusing or upsetting to anyone to know that Graham or Monica or Benji or Thomas are good at quiz bowl. I can't speak for State College, but Aaron's comment about placing complete emphasis on team goals and winning games is accurate for LASA. My guys didn't use pseudonyms to b...
by Cassian
Mon May 30, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37785

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

First of all, I want to congratulate State College on their HSNCT championship. Julie, Graham, Monica, Christoph and David are truly a class act, and LASA was proud to share the stage with them in the finals at this tournament. Their victory was well-deserved and hard-won, and I applaud their effort...
by Cassian
Thu May 19, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 36349

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I'll be posting LASA results on my Twitter feed - www.twitter.com/historytime. Problem is that I've got 4 teams and I'm not even sure I'll be able to keep up with all of them. Hopefully my kids / parents who are with the various teams will be good about texting me results. I would love a place to se...
by Cassian
Sun May 08, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 19655

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

Thanks Jonah! Keep the updates coming.
by Cassian
Thu May 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 19655

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

Is there going to be a live blog or some other coverage for MSNCT other than just forum updates? We're going to encourage Kealing's coach to have a Twitter feed during the weekend, but we're not sure if that's going to happen.
by Cassian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96751

Re: On-going season rankings

James, I think the biggest problem that Fred (and the people who vote in the polls) have had in ranking Cistercian is that you guys have only very rarely played with your full team this year. We in Texas know that Cistercian is a good team, but it's difficult to pin down where you are in relation to...
by Cassian
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33371

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

I've been getting quotes the last couple of days on flights to Atlanta from Austin, and even 60 days out we're looking at nearly $500 flights. These prices are so high that I'm considering chartering a bus to get us to the tournament, which as you might imagine isn't ideal since the drive is somethi...