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by jbarnes112358
Fri May 04, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 50578

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Can anyone provide a link to the playoff results, such as a bracket with scores to show how the playoffs transpired?
by jbarnes112358
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 50578

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

So, who won the bowl? Results anyone?
by jbarnes112358
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2012/field size
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

Re: NASAT 2012/field size

Three Nationals on three consecutive weekends is difficult, especially when they intermingle with exams and graduation, etc.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Appreciation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Re: Thomas Jefferson Appreciation Thread

In the midst of all the controversy of the tournament, and in stark counterpoint to last year's cheating scandal, Thomas Jefferson's honesty, integrity, and honor was a highlight of this tournament for me. Their decision to do the right thing, knowing the consequences in the competition, would have ...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13325

Re: NHBB Discussion

Given the totality of circumstances and the uncertainties inherent in launching such an innovative endeavor, I thought David did an excellent job in pulling it off. I have been impressed by his tireless efforts and professionalism throughout the entire process. This was a highly ambitious undertakin...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Fall Tournament (11/20)
Replies: 43
Views: 9568

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Fall Tournament (11/20)

Why don't we try to resolve this controversy by comparing apples to apples. The FRIGHT tournament used set 15, right? Those stats are here

For more data on set 15 see This discussion
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I also would like to congratulate State College on their impressive win. In what was decidedly the strongest field of high school quizbowl teams ever assembled, they were the most deserving of the victory. They were the favorites going in, and they were not to be denied. They had been so tantalizing...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 36852

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

For better or for worse, though, this was certainly the hardest HSNCT in recent memory - if "difficulty creep" is a real thing that's happening, this tournament suffered far more for that than for previously-decried NAQT issues. The bonuses, especially, fluctuated some but were on the whole too har...
by jbarnes112358
Mon May 31, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 36852

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Finally, I don't take the criticism about the final only getting through 23 tossups as valid. Both coaches were asked before the final who they wanted to read the final and both picked Jeff Hoppes. Since both coaches had heard Jeff throughout the tournament, they knew exactly what they were going t...
by jbarnes112358
Mon May 31, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 36852

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

If "only" getting through 23 questions in the finals is such a "tragedy" or " huge deal", perhaps the solution would be to turn off the clock in last few rounds of the playoffs. There are a number of variables other than reading speed that determine how many questions are read. Some of the biggest f...
by jbarnes112358
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Regional NAQT Championship -- May 1, 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4833

Re: Mid-Atlantic Regional NAQT Championship -- May 1, 2010

George, Did you announce the time and room number for this tournament?
by jbarnes112358
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010
Replies: 58
Views: 84674

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010

As incredible as that final game was, it should be noted that Maggie Walker almost lost the first meeting of the day against TJ, needing to sweep the final three tossups in order to avoid the loss. TJ is an excellent team, and has improved steadily this year. They should be counted among the best te...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

Put us down for two teams. It's possible we could muster a third team. I have been waiting for final commitments from some players.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 7739

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Unfortunately, Maggie Walker needed to withdraw from this event. Apparently there has not been a field update lately.

Hopefully, we will be able to compete with some of the teams later in the year at nationals if not sooner somewhere.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 4925

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Glad to see a few teams starting to register. We are trying to hold together two teams for this. Our A team will be missing our top two scorers, and our B team will be all freshmen. I guess this was not the best weekend for this tournament, for us and a lot of other people. So it goes. What would be...
by jbarnes112358
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 114689

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

With New Kent and Raleigh Charter dropping, we're down to 21 teams--is there any news from Maggie Walker on how likely it is you can come? Olivia, I was just told by our principal that we would not be allowed to travel tomorrow, so regrettably we will need to cancel. Hopefully our cancellation will...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 114689

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

There is a chance that our principal will not let us attend in case of significant snow. We may not even know if we can come until early Saturday morning. I strongly suggest you develop several alternative bracketing schemes in case this weather becomes an issue.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 114689

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

Weather is calling for snow on Saturday. What are your contingency plans? At what point would you postpone/cancel?
by jbarnes112358
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 44834

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

Thanks for all the constructive feedback. Thanks to all the teams that attended. I really appreciate all the excellent readers and volunteers including the many Maggie Walker alums who helped us out. Sarah Angelo should be commended for directing another excellent tournament. This was her fifth tour...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 10136

Re: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009

Matt Weiner wrote:I'll have playoff and combined stats ready by the end of the weekend.
Are they ready yet?
by jbarnes112358
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 31575

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Maggie Walker A(11-0) beat GDS A (10-1) in the finals to win the tournament.
by jbarnes112358
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15335

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

Trinity Episcopal School has registered one team.
by jbarnes112358
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5423

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

When do we meet, and in what room?
by jbarnes112358
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9432

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

I would hope no one is sincerely wishing that Cameron and Tommy refund a portion of their money back (besides being unfeasible, it opens up a difficult can of worms because how do you quantify a round's cost?). I just think people are expressing their desires that in the future, editors might consi...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9432

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

~Number of rounds. Considering the four players on my team were not poor college students (i do remember being strapped for cash for most of 2001-2005), we didn't have an issues paying our $90 for the tournament, and yeah we had a long ass drive back home so we were partially glad we left at a reas...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!
Replies: 17
Views: 6458

Re: 08-09 Post-Nationals Poll Results - Congrats Charter!

Haha really? Well I would move Hunter and GDS up then, and put MW behind them. Temporary insanity, I guess Well, I would not call your actual ranking insane. But. if you changed your vote to match what you now believe, GDS would end up 4th and MW would be 5th. I see why you would want to put GDS ov...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

but I'm pretty sure the end result will be frustration for the writer and a lot of "that was worth 20??!?" complaints from those playing it. This is basically the response i was anticipating from my original question of "why 20-point powers?" I've always thought 20 points was much too much for an e...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I have never played non-blind powers, but when playing blind powers, I only play to get the 15 when the game situation dictates (i.e. down 45 going into tossup 20.) Also, I hold that anyone who tries to power-vulch before it is a must should be chastised. Well, it really is a risk vs. reward calcul...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

But for the sake of argument, what is inherently wrong with having multiple clues after "for ten points" is said? It's really more an issue of trying to shove half the tossup into one long and akward sentence,since FTP is usually the last sentence and sort of tells players "here comes the end of th...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

You make some good points regarding blind power marks, George. But for the sake of argument, what is inherently wrong with having multiple clues after "for ten points" is said? And for that matter, if powers are blind, is the "for ten points" phrase to be dropped altogether, or do you feel it necess...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109338

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

What was the reasoning behind moving to blind power marks? Just wondering.
by jbarnes112358
Sun May 17, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 9752

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

Thanks for the props. But, you could probably list at least 6 teams that could win PACE NSC on a given day. I agree that Charter has an excellent shot at NAQT HSNCT. However, it is NAQT after all, with all its inherent randomness; so who knows what to expect. As for the JM tournament yesterday, it m...
by jbarnes112358
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 63799

Re: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test

Call 804-354-6800 ext 2072 if you are running into problems. Leave a message and a phone number and I'll call you. I'll check the messages in the morning a couple of times.
by jbarnes112358
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College (VA) Invitational (4/25)
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Roanoke College (VA) Invitational (4/25)

In addition to HAVOC, be aware that the Battle of the Brains TV show try-out test is on that day, which will eliminate many of the Central and Eastern Virginia teams. If you are targeting teams in southwestern Virginia and out of state teams it should not be a major problem, I suppose.
by jbarnes112358
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A word of caution when ordering HSAPQ questions...
Replies: 43
Views: 5012

Re: A word of caution when ordering HSAPQ questions...

To question writers and editors everywhere, this sad episode should be a wake-up call. We should all be appreciative to Mr. Campana for sounding the alarm. The apparent trend towards just-in-time question delivery needs to be reversed. There are simply too many things that can go wrong with this typ...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 44843

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

It also allows for the presence of math calculation to appease teams that like that sort of thing. I think it's getting old. In all the games we played on Saturday, nobody on either team ever actually chose a math calculation bonus. All other categories were regularly chosen, however. Did anyone in...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: VHSL State results

Shawn, I would like express my appreciation for all the hard work you have put in on behalf of VHSL Scholastic Bowl competition. The quality of competition has progressed during your time as commissioner. You have always been willing to listen to suggestions and to try to keep up with modern trends ...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: VHSL State results

The issue with moderators is not necessarily how well they see or hear, or how old they are. It really is a matter of experience. People should be recruited who have experience with quizbowl beyond VHSL. People who are familiar with moderating will generally know if they are qualified. We need more ...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: VHSL State results

I thought the readers were fine as readers, though there may have been a few bad calls as noted above. As for the issue of hearing answers is concerned, I wish people would lay off the ageism thing. Auditory acuity naturally declines with age, so if the moderator can't understand you, speak up alrea...
by jbarnes112358
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16250

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

For AAA, I think MLWGS and TJHSST will be one and two respectively. AAA: Maggie Walker Wow, I am not sure I can knowingly put Gov over TJ on questions that focus so heavily on computation. Not that it is any measure of actual academics, TJ really seems to have the edge with this distribution. Obvio...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA
Replies: 46
Views: 7635

Re: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA

The names of 3 of my 8 players are misspelled. They probably typed stuff in too quickly, or maybe could not read my handwriting. Yeah, Tommy is a disciplined buzzer who hates to neg. His tendency to err on the side of accuracy over speed will cost him occasionally, but overall it serves him well. O...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA
Replies: 46
Views: 7635

Re: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA

It's "Caesar Rodney" by the way, in the stats. Rappahannock is just about as hard to spell as that... and you made TWO spelling mistakes in our name. Eek. EDIT: Also, Tommy's P/N ratio: :shock: Trey's P/N ratio: :lol: The names of 3 of my 8 players are misspelled. They probably typed stuff in too q...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 9421

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Maggie Walker would like to register one team (sans buzzers). Thank you.
by jbarnes112358
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6201

Re: VHSL Results

VHSL Central Region Scholastic Bowl (unofficial results) Round Robin Tournament Round 1 Douglas Freeman 210 – James River 135 Maggie Walker 295 - Clover Hill 125 Henrico 240 - Colonial Heights 190 Hanover 130 – Thomas Dale 120 Round 2 Maggie Walker 240 – Henrico 185 James River 120 – Thomas Dale 155...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA
Replies: 46
Views: 7635

Re: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA

We plan on bringing at least one team, though we will not be at full strength without Captain Tito.
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09
Replies: 57
Views: 8174

Re: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09

After this tournament, I'm ready to say without hesitation that Gov is the best high school team in the nation right now. . . . with all due respect to Charter and State College. Thanks Daichi. This team is capable of having some impressive rounds at times, as in the two rounds you played us yester...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)
Replies: 80
Views: 23838

Re: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)

I'm having a hard time figuring it out... who won the consolation bracket "playoffs"? Or, can a winner be declared at all? I can't find a team that went 4-0. Did anybody? MW C went 3-0 then had a bye, it looks, or something (did they have two byes in the day? eek). But then i think i see a bunch of...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

wow, I don't check the forum for 24 hours and it devolves to a discussion of my HS career... Sorry about my part in the devolution. I was merely trying to correct minor errors of fact. I can safely speak for our team in saying that we would love to see you at more future tournaments, as a player or...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

Cosby beat Kevin? Wow... great job guys. I'm wishing we went to this tournament now, but another trip to Richmond would have been rough... Cosby had a former member of Gov A on it. Cameron was not a member of "Gov A" when he attended. He was usually on the B team last year, though he might have bee...
by jbarnes112358
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: VCU Winter High School Tournament: December 13, 2008

Matt, Sarah is unfortunately correct. We only have 1 team for Saturday. At least that puts you at an even number of teams, if I counted correctly.