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by jeffburns1
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey of States
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

Georgia 1. Approximately how many schools in your state have teams? 100? 2. Approximately what percentage does that represent of all high schools? 1/3? 3. Who runs your state tournament? What constituency (such as coaches, administrators, media, etc.) controls the organization? GATA GA academic Team...
by jeffburns1
Thu May 25, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Practice
Replies: 19
Views: 8749

cheating?

I think if you argue that searching for quiz bowl questions online and studying them for practice is cheating, then you'd have to argue that reading any novel or looking at any painting that is asked about is cheating also. Sounds like initiative to me and every player has the same access.
by jeffburns1
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 4002

Coaches' Workshops

Can some non - Georgia coaches suggest some topics for workshops for new and experienced coaches at our fall coaches' conference? Maybe things that you do at your state organization meetings?
by jeffburns1
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: newbie Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5471

Start this spring with an interest organizational meeting, maybe have a few fun practices, with pizza or popcorn even. Ask other teachers talk it up and post announcements.

NAQT has an article on starting a team posted at http://www.naqt.com/HowTo/start-a-high-school-team.html
by jeffburns1
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Host
Replies: 15
Views: 7292

The checklist is helpful. Kind of what I'm looking for, something that can be given to those planning to host for the first time.
by jeffburns1
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Host
Replies: 15
Views: 7292

How to Host

Are there any new sites with gudes/directions/tips on how to host a tournament? A step-by-step that could be adapted for people considering hosting their own tournament, reluctant to take the plunge. In addition to the excellent document by Dr. Chuck at http://www.cwru.edu/orgs/trivia/internet/offic...
by jeffburns1
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question sources
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Good list. Under buzzers, you should add Anderson Enterprises, phone 785-827-3014, in Salina Kansas. They do not have a website. They make great 10-player systems, case and shipping included, for $190.

Anderson Enterprises

2544 Angus Ln
Salina, KS 67401-7151
(785) 827-3014
by jeffburns1
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question sources
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Question sources

I know there are a few sites out there that list question writing companies. However, the ones that I'm familiar with are somewhat outdated. Does anybody know where one would find a comprehensive, up-to-date list of question sources? In regards to the National Organization talk that's been going on ...
by jeffburns1
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia State Varsity Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1343

Georgia State Varsity Results

The GA State Varsity Championship tournaments were held today, for the first time in two separate locations. If you're interested, this is a list of the winners in the two largest classifications. AAAA 1. Central Macon 2. Heritage 3. Etowah 4. Woodward Academy Region Winners 1 Ware County 2 Jones Co...
by jeffburns1
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7621

Is the site ever going to be updated with information about the tournament that's six weeks away??????
by jeffburns1
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7621

Are we ever going to get official details or see the website updated?
by jeffburns1
Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Berry College
Replies: 1
Views: 1714

Berry College

Does anyone in Georgia (or Alabama I guess) have any info on a tournament at Berry College, alleged to be taking place Jan 28? For several years, I have been embarked on a fruitless quest to ascertain information about participating in this legendary, perhaps mythical, event --- apparently the most ...
by jeffburns1
Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henry County High School - Southern Crescent - Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Results

50 teams competed in today's tournament. The results are:

1. Chattahoochee A
2. Dorman A
3. Brookwood
4. Dorman C
by jeffburns1
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

The word from Woodward Academy : Yes, February 25th is the date scheduled for our tournament. However, as of yesterday, there is a chance that 'our' tournament may become the new GISA tournament date. I am waiting to hear from the original host of the GISA tournament to see if that change will happe...
by jeffburns1
Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

I will try contacting Ms. Muir at Woodward to confirm.
by jeffburns1
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

I also have possible Woodward Academy date down as February 25, for metro Atlanta teams. Not sure if that's still the case or not.
by jeffburns1
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Key Words
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

Key Words

Yesterday, I had the thought that there are some words that come up in questions occasionally that might be unfamiliar to some players, but which might aid them in answering a question. Specifically yesterday, we heard the words TITULAR and EPONYMOUS. Granted, experienced quiz bowlers should recogni...
by jeffburns1
Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20597

You know...

Don't get me wrong, I love quiz bowl, and I'm really only kidding, but, guys, this thread has to win the prize for geekiest quiz bowl discussion ever. If any outsider reads it, it will only confirm the stereotypes.

Hey, somebody want to set up a poll for geekiest discussion ever?
by jeffburns1
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament database feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

former system

The former system was too much for me to deal with as a tournament director. It required too many steps and keeping up with too much stuff (passwords and such). It wasn't worth my time to update it.
by jeffburns1
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henry County High School - Southern Crescent - Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Henry County High School - Southern Crescent - Announcement

Our varsity (grades 9-12) tournament will be December 10. We can take up to 60 teams. It's open to any Georgia or southeastern school. August 17, 2005 Academic Team/ Quiz Bowl Team Coach THE SOUTHERN CRESCENT INVITATIONAL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE 2005 Dear Coach, We invite your VARSITY quiz bowl team to p...
by jeffburns1
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 tournaments
Replies: 9
Views: 4828

2005-2006 tournaments

Greetings: The Georgia Academic Team Association Board of Directors will be meeting May 13 and 14. We will be working on a preliminary calendar of tournaments for 2005-2006. If you are planning a tournament and would like it to be listed on the calendars sent out to Georgia schools so they can actua...
by jeffburns1
Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia State Champions
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

GATA Varsity results

Sorry, the results are a little late. 2005 Varsity State Championship Tournament Results and Awards Class A 1st Place: Athens Academy 2nd Place: Savannah Country Day 3rd Place: Brookstone 4th Place: Galloway Sportsmanship Trophy: Ware Magnet All-State Players: Charles Byrd (SCD); Lawrence Li (Athens...
by jeffburns1
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 9647

What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?

It's time for many of us to start thinking about recruiting for next year. I would like to be able to list some advantages of being on the team. What have you personally gained from your involvement with quiz bowl? What are the benefits that other students might enjoy?
by jeffburns1
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18970

Protests

Question: I'm not familiar with Ohio rules, but is it actually possible to make a protest after a match in other high school formats? In Georgia, we're pretty consistent that no protest may be considered after the reader has started the next question.
by jeffburns1
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good teams ....
Replies: 31
Views: 17714

good teams

Sorry, misunderstanding. I meant for the next word word to be a verb. Maybe the stem should be "Good teams should..." are "Good teams are the teams that..."
by jeffburns1
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good teams ....
Replies: 31
Views: 17714

Good teams ....

It's been a couple of months since we've had any kind of thread about improving as players and teams. I wondered what kind of responses would be elicited to the stem "GOOD QUIZ BOWL TEAMS...." If you have any contributions, maybe it could develop into something like how to be a better player thread ...
by jeffburns1
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Fright
Replies: 12
Views: 7005

Buzzer Fright

I have some new JV kids who have some potential. One of my biggest problems so far is getting them to buzz in. Would anybody be willing to share some startegies to use in practice to conquer buzzer fright?
by jeffburns1
Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Readers December 11
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Southern Crescent Academic Challenge

Besides James Island (SC) and Chiles (FL), all the schools participating so far are Georgia schools. There are only 3 spots left right now. school # teams BLECKLEY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 1 BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 4 CENTRAL GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL 1 CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2...
by jeffburns1
Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Readers December 11
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Need Readers December 11

For Georgia members of the group: We're having our fifth annual Southern Crescent Academic Challenge at Henry County High School in McDonough GA on December 11. We have an extra-large field this year and an extra-small pool of readers. If you would like to volunteer to read and can be at the school ...
by jeffburns1
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emory Quizbowl Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Emory

We in Georgia had heard that they did plan to do another September tournament. However, as of this moment, we've been unable to get info or communicate with anyone to put it on our state calendar.
by jeffburns1
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who will win the State in Georgia?
Replies: 17
Views: 11604

Woodward

Noah, She just sent out invitations about a month ago --- via email, I think, don't know how much snail mail she did. But the info is on the tournament calendar for February at http://www.gataquizbowl.org/ Varsity and JV. She may have meant to keep the fields rather small since she hasn't had a tour...
by jeffburns1
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The future of the WHSQB national poll
Replies: 20
Views: 15318

polls

I like the idea of regional polls, using several coaches and/or tournament directors. That would present a truer picture of things. Including feedback from national tournament moderators in some form would also be a good thing for the final poll of the year...
by jeffburns1
Tue May 27, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 119525

GA State final results from March

Class A Brookstone Savannah Country Day Ware Magnet Montgomery County Class AA Decatur Callaway GACS Blessed Trinity Class AAA Central Macon Lovett Savannah Christian Westminster Class AAAA Heritage North Atlanta Druid Hills North Springs Class AAAAA Chattahoochee Brookwood Walton Parkview
by jeffburns1
Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 119525

overall championship

Having an overall championship encompassing all the divisions is an interesting idea. There are two problems though: 1) it would require four more rounds of questions minimum (maybe five if you want a cushion) which means more money and more trouble. Just ask the question writers how they feel about...