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by jgalea84
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3
Replies: 16
Views: 7030

Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Are high school teams welcome? If so, Olmsted Falls is interested in sending a team.
by jgalea84
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8257

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Olmsted Falls, OH may be interested in bringing a team. Are there any further field updates?
by jgalea84
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: C.W. Thornthwaite Tournament at Central Michigan (11/10/12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: C.W. Thornthwaite Tournament at Central Michigan (11/10/12)

Nicholas, do you have any idea as to schools currently in the field? We're considering making the trip up with a team from the Cleveland area. Thanks!
by jgalea84
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 10459

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

Olmsted Falls, Ohio will be hosting our annual NAQT tournament the first weekend of February, 2013—Olmsted Falls is near Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport and is 2.5-3 hours from metro Detroit. Solon, Ohio will likely host a two-day tournament also in February or March—Solon is just to the southeast o...
by jgalea84
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37273

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

In theory, using pyramidal sets for OAC should make the recruitment much easier. In practice, it hasn't translated that way--teams would rather play bad OAC throughout the season and guarantee themselves some points in the category and alphabet rounds than subject themselves to goose eggs at the han...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37273

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

In my opinion (admittedly as a non-Missourian) it seems that the most important thing to remember about MOQBA is that they run a lot of great tournaments each year. You know that if you go to a MOQBA event you're going to get an efficiently run event on appropriate questions. Forming groups just to...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37273

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

To circle back a bit to the expansion and recruitment subject, I will say that I think Ohio as a circuit is notably bad at this, and I've been thinking of ways to remedy the situation to no avail. I'm thinking an organization like the MQBA would be a big help and now that I am done with school, I'd ...
by jgalea84
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 49399

Re: 2012 NAC

something ambiguous wrote:Out of sheer curiosity, when/why did people start leaving the NAC? Did :chip: questions start getting bad? I guess what I'm trying to ask is why did people go to pyramidal and leave the NAC?
This is kind of funny to me because basically CC was one of the first to leave NAC for HSNCT and NSC.
by jgalea84
Wed May 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fixing NHBB Nationals
Replies: 40
Views: 6310

Re: Fixing NHBB Nationals

We haven't participated in NHBB nationals, but have participated in some of the local events, so take the following with whatever amount of salt you require. Is there really a need for a third 20/20 national tournament? To me, the unique format is one of the selling points of the NHBB. If NHBB natio...
by jgalea84
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)
Replies: 36
Views: 16999

Re: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)

Did we ever establish if Central Catholic is the team also known as Detroit Catholic Central?

BTW Olmsted Falls, Ohio has preliminary interest in bringing one team.
by jgalea84
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23426

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Attitude is everything. At both DCC and Olmsted Falls, we've treated quiz bowl as seriously as a sport or the band--you have to show up, you have to do work, or you won't succeed. Ideally, the players challenge one another and the coaches just guide the internal competitiveness and desire to succeed...
by jgalea84
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 86987

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Olmsted Falls was down an assistant coach at Rowdy Raider, FYI.
by jgalea84
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 86987

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

Okay, I've updated the spreadsheet with all the info I could find. We're up to 1076 stat lines from 60 tournaments on 13 question sets. Best power rates to date, regardless of sets: Dorman A: 10.89 powers per game (BDAT) IMSA A: 10.27 15pg (HT22) IMSA: 10.18 15pg (OLEFIN) Auburn: 9.91 15pg (HT22) "...
by jgalea84
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Desperately Seeking a Tournament in Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Desperately Seeking a Tournament in Michigan

Carolyn, The fine folks at Detroit Catholic Central usually host a tournament in Novi at least once a year. Additionally, if your school can make the short trip down I-75, Bowling Green State University is good for at least one tournament a year (they've already had one this fall, but they might in ...
by jgalea84
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: League Database - Please add to this thread!
Replies: 25
Views: 9929

Re: League Database - Please add to this thread!

-Name of League: Southwestern Conference (SWC) -State(s) Served: Ohio -Area or School the league is based in: western Cuyahoga, Lorain Counties -Geographic Restrictions? (i.e. is the league limited to teams from a certain state, county, etc.?): unknown -Question Provider: some sort of OAC question p...
by jgalea84
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97017

Re: On-going season rankings

Really good explanation Fred, and I appreciate it. I might not agree with your results, but I can certainly salute your reasoning and motives. I hope you'll continue to do these rankings in the future.
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97017

Re: On-going season rankings

On the flip side, is it really such an affront if someone doing rankings largely for fun flip-flops a few teams or comes up with a result you don't like? I don't particularly care for where my team got ranked, but, it means nothing. I guess I don't understand how a thread about this becomes so shril...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97017

Re: On-going season rankings

Is it really that bad if people vociferously argue about rankings? I thought these were largely for fun. I would assume that it's expected that subjective rankings of players and teams will invite spirited debate, as it always does in the sports world. Why do people take great offense to things said...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5532

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

I believe Beachwood returns most of the scoring from their #2 small school in the nation team, and they should be very, very good as well. Definitely capable of advancing out of the OAC NE regional.
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Teams?
Replies: 23
Views: 10980

Re: Most Surprising Teams?

Since no one else has mentioned the 2002 RM team that took the train to GW on a lark for NSC and promptly charged right through the tournament after playing nothing but It's Academic stuff the whole year, I will put them forward as a contender for this list. That was a good team. The fact that I wa...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15147

Re: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)

Olmsted Falls HS is considering playing the academic portion of this, and I and some old teammates may enter as well.
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5532

Ohio 2011-2012

Never too early to get the discussion started!
by jgalea84
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9310

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Very surprised at the low conversion numbers for the Peter Minuit tossup. Why? It may be a weirdly iconic American story, but it's not really an important name to remember in the annals of American History. It is of no use to mention his name, for example, in an AP U.S. History class, as i did not ...
by jgalea84
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9310

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Very surprised at the low conversion numbers for the Peter Minuit tossup.
by jgalea84
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12787

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

As an overall observation, I do think the questions could stand to be slightly shorter, maybe a line or so on average. I think all of the core goals of PACE could be achieved if question length were 6 to 7 lines on average as opposed to 7 or 8, and it would streamline things a bit. I actually do ag...
by jgalea84
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12787

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

I don't think it's logisitically feasible, nor is it particularly advisable, to change the packets to suit lower-ranked teams on Sunday. Were I playing for or coaching one of those teams, I'd feel a bit patronized--there were some really good schools that finished 40 or lower. As an overall observat...
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163791

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Any progress on the results?
by jgalea84
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163791

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Thank you for this update with at least some information. I await full posted results: "Expectans expectavi" as St. Jerome's Vulgate states it. I spoke to Donald Taylor when he got home late last night after a very long drive that was delayed because he had to drive several other staffers to the ai...
by jgalea84
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12735

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Yeah, we're graduating Ryan, Dave, Matt, and Chris from our A team and Connor T and Robert C from our B team. Who does Novi lose? Also congratulations to Michigan teams as a whole at HSNCT this past weekend (Props to Sid for being named a Sophomore All Star). Having so many teams finish so well is ...
by jgalea84
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10751

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

And to add, nothing against the teams which did make the Championship bracket, but Brush is also a good team. Not up to the level of the big state powers, but had their bus not gone to the wrong campus where they had to forfeit their first 3 matches, they could have made a lot more noise. I agree c...
by jgalea84
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 4563

Re: OAC Talk

I do wonder if some of OAC's regional distribution problems could be solved by consolidating to four regions. I'd be interested to see the population distribution of the six existing regions. If it consolidated to four regions, we might actually see less applications considering there might be long...
by jgalea84
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 4563

Re: OAC Talk

This is another problem (although more a problem with the regionals/state system than the format). Four of the top 10 teams in the last poll were from the Northeast; how can something call itself a state championship when it by definition excludes at least two of them? Then, at the state championsh...
by jgalea84
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)

Is there an updated field list for this tournament?
by jgalea84
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5490

Re: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)

Congrats to CC! Love to see the tradition keep going.
by jgalea84
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10751

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

I didn't really word this the best on the Ohio board, and I wasn't there for the tournament but I think that the Solon tournament (with some of Ohio's best teams, sans Solon who I am assuming was staffing the tournament) is a testament of how just how strong and deep Ohio quiz bowl is. You could ev...
by jgalea84
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10751

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

Solon two-day this past weekend:

Olmsted Falls goes 10-0 and wins the NAQT portion of the weekend on Saturday.

Northmont goes 10-0 and wins the PACE portion of the weekend on Sunday against a tougher field (DCC was there Sunday and not Saturday).
by jgalea84
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS
Replies: 38
Views: 10322

Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

Olmsted Falls, OH is considering this.
by jgalea84
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 18176

Re: ARMY NAVY @ Richard Montgomery HS (Yale Mirror) 4/9/11

Is there still space available in the tournament?
by jgalea84
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12735

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Saw CC at Olmsted Falls last and you guys are continuing to do the Shamrock tradition proud! States should be very interesting.
by jgalea84
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10751

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

Copley, Olmsted Falls, and Solon (probably in that order) are the three best teams I've seen in Ohio this year, with the caveat that I have yet to see Northmont play. In the most recent poll on the Ohio board back in December, Northmont was a unanimous first, Olmsted Falls was an almost-unanimous s...
by jgalea84
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10751

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

Copley, Olmsted Falls, and Solon (probably in that order) are the three best teams I've seen in Ohio this year, with the caveat that I have yet to see Northmont play.