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by rchschem
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2014-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 15936

Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

As a player and a student, the NCASA is somewhat unsettling. Some background, I am the captain of a team in rural NC, a team that has been on the edge of existence for the last four years, due to monetary issues. We've only really started competing the last two years, to some strong performances an...
by rchschem
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2014-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 15936

Celebrity Shoot

<edited to announce reschedule> Due to low interest we have cancelled the Celebrity Shoot for this spring. We will announce a new fall 2015 date in the coming weeks. Format: 1. Individual tournament: students (and adults who wish to compete) complete a worksheet individually in 30 minutes. The works...
by rchschem
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2013-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 17204

Re: North Carolina 2013-2014

Results of the High School Celebrity Shoot, held March 8 at Wake Tech: Individual Playoff Results: 1. Jonathan Williams RCHS A 2. Ben Rutherford RCHS A 3. Lucas Stefanic Millbrook 4. Pavan Chaudhari RCHS B Team Scores 1 Raleigh Charter Adults 1341 2 Raleigh Charter A 1195 3 Mixed Adults (Millbrook, ...
by rchschem
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2013-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 17204

Re: North Carolina 2013-2014

All:

We are rescheduling the Celebrity Shoot tournament for March 8. It is an SAT date. Information is above this message in this thread. The January 18 date is out.

Eric Grunden
by rchschem
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2013-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 17204

Re: North Carolina 2013-2014

Late notice, but we're still hoping for a field. The 2014 Celebrity Shoot will be held at Wake Tech's north campus on January 18. Fee structure: $55 for the first team of four players, plus $5 per each additional player. There is no limit to teams or players and adults may participate as well (thoug...
by rchschem
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot - Jan. 19
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: High School Celebrity Shoot - Jan. 19

Mod: can you please move this to North Carolina? Sorry for the inconvenience.

Eric
by rchschem
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot - Jan. 19
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

High School Celebrity Shoot - Jan. 19

I know that Carrboro just announced their tournament for Jan. 19, but we have been trying to secure a location for a High School Celebrity Shoot and only secured it the same day they announced. We're hoping Carrboro has some flexibility... Anyway, the announcement is for the resurrection of the High...
by rchschem
Sun May 06, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Applying player stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Re: Applying player stats

Sorry--I wasn't clear. I am looking at power to neg ratio (P/N) not just tossup/neg ratio. Of course this would only apply to tournaments where powers are possible.
by rchschem
Fri May 04, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Applying player stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Applying player stats

I am interested in determining a P/N break point below which I can tell a player to sit on his hands. I know it's dependent on the question and the player, the team and opponent's bonus conversion in a match, the score, and probably some other factors. This would be a crude guideline because of cour...
by rchschem
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9389

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

azngod1992 wrote:It seems like we will be short a reader or two for at least part of the day. Would any coaches/parents be interested in volunteering? We will be offering a discount to the entry as well as free lunch!
What's the current field?
by rchschem
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9389

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

azngod1992 wrote: if you bring three teams and East Chapel Hill brings 2 (obviously less rounds, if we get less teams).
Can we bring 4 teams?

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9389

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

Since so many of us are going away for Spring Break next week, we'd like to get the information out to our students this week while we still have them. Any more details on scheduling? Number of rounds? Details on playoff format? Right now I'm telling my students to meet at Biological Sciences by 8:4...
by rchschem
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Congratulations to The Early College at Guilford for winning the NCASA State Quiz Bowl Tournament. Guilford edged out second place Carrboro High School on points to win the title. Both teams finished with a 7-1 record. Full results: 1) The Early College at Guilford 2) Carrboro HS 3) NC School of Sc...
by rchschem
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012

Thanks for putting on this tournament, it was great fun (especially the trash round.) Surprisingly beating Cave Spring ruined the rest of our day, and the Swiss Pairings subsequently paired us with the other best teams almost every round thereafter. Overall, it was a good day, regardless of the out...
by rchschem
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012

rchschem wrote:
kamikaze wrote:Are there going to be live stats?
Prelims

Finals
Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
by rchschem
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012

kamikaze wrote:Are there going to be live stats?
Prelims

Finals
by rchschem
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Belles' Bowl VII @ Saint Mary's (Raleigh, NC, 2/25/12)
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Belles' Bowl VII @ Saint Mary's (Raleigh, NC, 2/25/12)

The questions were excellent. As usual, the SMS qb staff does a fantastic of putting together a house-written set and running an efficient tournament.
by rchschem
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9389

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

It looks like Raleigh Charter will bring 3 teams or more.
by rchschem
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Wake Forest is hosting their "Wake Forest Brain Summit" on Saturday, February 25th using IS 109. For more information, please contact Bradley Hicks at HICKBB0 at WFU dot EDU. details from Bradley Hicks at WF: "For this tournament we are using NAQT questions and rules, and we are looking to get 10 o...
by rchschem
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

At this point everything we know about is on the NCATA calendar.
by rchschem
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Right Triangle Open, March 3, 2012

Announcing the 9th Right Triangle Open to be held at Raleigh Charter High School on March 3, 2012. First team $60 Additional teams $50 $10 working buzzer discount (max 2 per school) The format will be tossup/bonus only this year though the set will still be written in-house. Prelims will be swiss-pa...
by rchschem
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Also, Brain Game round 2 games and finals conflict with the Right Triangle Open (March 3rd) and the NC State Finals (March 24th) respectively and I'm assuming that the more prominent teams that show up to those respective tournaments also do well on Brain Game, which I could see as a problem in the...
by rchschem
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 6915

Re: NAQT state championships 2012

NC's tournament has been rescheduled to March 24. Hopefully NCASA has contacted NAQT about this change.

Eric
by rchschem
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

All meets will be using NAQT A questions and will determine seeding for the District Quiz Bowl Tournaments on March 10. 1. A sets are being used to seed the first round of the playoffs (which is what the districts actually are)? 2. How will not participating in the weekly matches affect how a team ...
by rchschem
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What do you do about bad readers at tournaments?
Replies: 14
Views: 6457

Re: What do you do about bad readers at tournaments?

I certainly think one thing we could do is have a training session for teachers who will be reading at tournaments who don't have previous quiz bowl experience (I certainly would like to do this for Kirksville's tournament in February). And yet this is surprisingly ineffective. There must be multip...
by rchschem
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: Duke Annual Fall Tournament - 11/19/11

There's a lot of non-answering of emails going on here. I suggest you keep trying. Unfortunately, I do not think this bodes well for the tournament.
by rchschem
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter

Top 4 results:

1. Early College at Guilford A
2. Enloe A
3. East Chapel Hill A
4. NCSSM A


Prelim Results

Finals results
by rchschem
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

The NCASA Board met recently and made a number of changes in the Winter and Spring quiz bowl schedule to prevent overlap of our state finals had with other scholastic competitions. The State Finals will be held on March 24. The previously announced date of the RTO will be changed accordingly. We wi...
by rchschem
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter

Field Update:

Green Hope 1
NCSSM 2
Guilford 3
Elon School 1
Richmond Senior 1
JoCoMiCo 1
St. Mary's 1
East Chapel Hill 2
Enloe 2
Early College Academy 1
by rchschem
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Enloe Invitational Tournament -- 12/10/2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: Enloe Invitational Tournament -- 12/10/2011

Raleigh Charter will attend. It's been a long time since we've had a fall tournament we can just drive across town to.
by rchschem
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter

Re-announcing the Bonfire of the Manatees open tournament to be held at Raleigh Charter High School in Raleigh, NC. 10/29/11 Raleigh Charter's new digs at 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. First team $60, additional teams $50. $10 discount per working buzzer, max 2. please note that your buzzer must re...
by rchschem
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)
Replies: 15
Views: 3715

Re: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)

Look guys, you would be astounded at what most teams don't know. I guarantee you the majority of teams that will play this set would not be able to get the buzzes you think are so easy. It is my opinion, and I think HSAPQ's as well, that teams who know more than a really substantial group of teams ...
by rchschem
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)
Replies: 15
Views: 3715

Re: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)

The power statistics look dead on to me. I mean to say they were generous. For example, if the TU is looking for, say, Steinbeck, and the power mark is downstream of "Of Mice and Men" that seems off to me. I do not mean to start a discussion about what's a fair power mark. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, FO...
by rchschem
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)
Replies: 15
Views: 3715

Re: Tar Heel Cup 2011 (October 1)

query wrote:HSAPQ Tournament #22.
RIDICULOUS power marks. Otherwise a fine set of questions.
by rchschem
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

That's the date for the Dorman Cavalier Academic Challenge. Typically we've had a large number of North Carolina teams in the field. Dorman puts on a good tournament. I recommend it. That said, the great canyon between Charlotte/Greensboro and the Triangle tends to be the dividing line for Dorman b...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

In light of the fact that our school's Brain Game taping is on the only day that conflicts with a tournament, should I: A. Go to the taping because I will be on TV and listen to a corny host read one-liner/speed-check/buzzer-race questions? B. Go to the Raleigh Charter tournament and hope that we a...
by rchschem
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets
Replies: 24
Views: 6464

Re: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets

Did RTO use the same scoring system as everybody else? If those numbers are out of 30 points, then they are extremely low. RTO was actually that hard I think..Even the top teams we had there were struggling mightily with the bonuses. The tossups were fine though, I think. I'm gonna go with weak fie...
by rchschem
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

MattNC wrote:
rchschem wrote:
ProsperoSMS wrote:Any word on possible tournaments at UNC and/or Duke?
I have a call in to Duke; I don't know anybody at UNC anymore.
Does this mean that Tar Heel Cup will be at NCSSM again this year?
I hope not. It was only there as an emergency last year.
by rchschem
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

ProsperoSMS wrote:Any word on possible tournaments at UNC and/or Duke?
I have a call in to Duke; I don't know anybody at UNC anymore.
by rchschem
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Is Eric Grunden going to maintain a calendar of the 2011-12 QB season on the NAQT site this year? On the NCATA site, yes. I haven't updated the calendar for this year yet but will be shortly. Remember to check NCASA's calendar for the dates for the state and district tournaments if you're a member....
by rchschem
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Raleigh Charter wants Oct. 29 for Bonfire part IV. We don't know where we'll source the questions from this year yet.

Eric

edit: date changed from 11/19.
by rchschem
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13118

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

Enloe says they are looking to Dec. 10 for a new tournament, likely pending Maggie Walker's date.
by rchschem
Wed May 04, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33718

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

t-bar wrote:but there are plenty of rooms still available at regular rates.
The website LIES! I'll have to call. Thanks for the heads up.
by rchschem
Wed May 04, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33718

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

Seems the hotel's out of rooms--anyone look into alternate sites yet? I know there are plenty of hotels in the area.
by rchschem
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2010-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 8141

Re: North Carolina 2010-2011

Whoa those are some of the weirdest stats I've seen. I can't figure out how to read the Individual pages. They posted the total point value instead of the number of questions answered. So what reads "15" under the 15 column equates to 1 power, "30" under the 15 column equates to 2 powers, "45" unde...
by rchschem
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2010-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 8141

Re: North Carolina 2010-2011

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:Is there a reason North Carolina stats routinely remove the links from the team names on the standings page?
Never noticed that before. We'll get right on fixing that bug in the software.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2010-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 8141

Re: North Carolina 2010-2011

Final Results for the first NCASA State Quiz Bowl Tournament: 1. The Early College at Guilford 2. NC School of Science and Mathematics 3. Raleigh Charter High School 4. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy 5. Carrboro High School 6. Freedom High School 7. Randolph Early College High School 8. Newton C...
by rchschem
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Invitational (Durham, NC, 4/9/11)
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Duke Invitational (Durham, NC, 4/9/11)

There are data missing, too. The Team Detail page is a 404.
by rchschem
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Invitational (Durham, NC, 4/9/11)
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Duke Invitational (Durham, NC, 4/9/11)

Is this tournament happening? Raleigh Charter is not able to come, but I was wondering if anyone else was committed. I hadn't heard anything recently.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33718

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

The same can be said for attractions, with Turner Field , the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center, Coca Cola World, and Centennial Olympic Park all being within walking distance. Is Atlanta a very walkable city? The field is two miles from the hotel according to Mapquest. but some cities are either ve...