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by tuscumbiaqb
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Blair Bowl Looking for Mirrors
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: James Blair Bowl Looking for Mirrors

The community has repeatedly rejected the idea that packets should scale in difficulty. Please don't do this.
by tuscumbiaqb
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18319

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

But dang, you'd sure like to think that even far-flung SCT sites could find readers who could hit 20 in 24 minutes; As someone near the far-flung SCT site of Upstate NY who has consistently hit at least 20 in normal length SCT rounds (at other sites), I might be able to shed some light on why some ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

Re: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament

Each packet will contain: 4 History TUs/Bonuses 4 Science TUs/Bonuses 4 Literature TUs/Bonuses 2 Fine Arts TUs/Bonuses 2 Social Science TUs/Bonuses 2 RMP TUs/Bonuses 1 Geography TU/Bonus 1 Trash TU/Bonus Plus two random tiebreaker TUs/Bonuses The distribution within each category will be fairly con...
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School Set by Nov?
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: Middle School Set by Nov?

NAQT's middle school questions are pretty easy. You could also try SAGES.
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 34986

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I'll add to the chorus of voices and reiterate that this is a bad policy and needs to be changed immediately.
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question providers for TV tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Question providers for TV tournaments

Dear Quiz Community, I would love your thoughts and advice on what you feel is the better and the not so good question providers for televised quiz tournaments. Our local televised 5 county tournament is searching for new questions providers. I am hoping I can hear from the national quiz community ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bee St Louis Regional
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Bee St Louis Regional

There was an accident involving a van transporting NHBB's equipment. I'm not sure where the accident was or exactly how serious it was, but I was informed that no one affiliated with NHBB was injured.
by tuscumbiaqb
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Questions for Starting a New Team
Replies: 9
Views: 6695

Re: Questions for Starting a New Team

Thank you very much for your help and advice. I had my school purchase the Anderson Officiator and it works like a charm. We had our first practice yesterday and I can tell the kids need some work but they were enthusiastic and having fun. I work at a small independent school with most students inv...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 41464

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Ben Dillon wrote: Harrison's coach says NAQT questions are gender-biased; she often has girls come out of games and tell her that "my questions weren't asked".
That's a new one for me. Do you know what kinds of questions she's referring to?
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Introducing Good Quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

Re: On Introducing Good Quizbowl

As someone who runs tournaments for middle school students (and sometimes even younger!), I would recommend using NAQT MS-level questions as opposed to doing a housewrite or using SCOP MS as a first attempt at a pyramidal tournament in your area. Most of the teams at my tournaments are from small, r...
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 104553

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

Lee from Hallsville has graduated.
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 35241

Re: All-time all-state teams

Other (somewhat obscure) candidates for the Arkansas team would be Jake Kimmerly, Silas Altheimer, and Connor Thompson from the 2008-10 Parkview teams and Tobin Williamson, who played for Central Arkansas and Louisville. It would be a fool's errand to try to predict how the best players of the pre-p...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7379

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Matt or Grace, could you email me as soon as possible at jloy@tuscumbialions.k12.mo.us about my scheduled use of the set?
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013

There's now one spot left in the high school field.
by tuscumbiaqb
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013

The high school field is now full. Any additional registered teams will be placed on the waitlist.
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Winter MS Tournament - 1/18/14 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Re: Tuscumbia Winter MS Tournament - 1/18/14 (Tuscumbia, MO)

Field - 7th/8th (MSHSAA) (13-14+ of 18) Buffalo - 2 Holden - 2+ Pilot Grove - 2 South Callaway Tuscumbia - 2 Washington - 2-3 West Middle (Columbia) - 2+ Field - 6th and under (8 of 12) Buffalo - 2 Pilot Grove - 1 Tuscumbia - 4 West Middle (Columbia) - 1 Field - 7th/8th (non-MSHSAA) (2) Immanuel Lu...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Winter MS Tournament - 1/18/14 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Tuscumbia Winter MS Tournament - 1/18/14 (Tuscumbia, MO)

Hello coaches, I am pleased to announce that Tuscumbia High School will be hosting an academic tournament for students in the 8th grade and below on January 18, 2014. We will have (at least) two divisions: one for 7th/8th grade teams from MSHSAA-affiliated schools and one for students in the sixth g...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013

High School Field (18/18): Cuba (2) Hallsville (2) Helias (2) Kickapoo (3) Richland (2) Sullivan Strafford Thomas Jefferson (2) Tuscumbia (2) Waynesville Interested: Waynesville B Middle School Field (12/12): Buffalo (2) Hallsville Osage (2) Sullivan Strafford Tuscumbia (3) Washington (2) Waitlist: ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Tuscumbia Fall Tournament (Tuscumbia, MO) - November 9, 2013

Hello coaches, I am pleased to announce that Tuscumbia High School will hosting an academic tournament on Saturday, November 9, 2013 with both high school and middle school divisions. Tentatively, the high school division will be capped at eighteen teams, and the middle school division will be cappe...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Question Providers?
Replies: 14
Views: 5249

Re: Middle School Question Providers?

Missouri is another circuit that could certainly use four good middle school sets.
by tuscumbiaqb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)
Replies: 34
Views: 20116

Re: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)

It won't be MSHSAA-certified. Whether a tournament was previously certified is irrelevant.
by tuscumbiaqb
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 49135

Re: 2012 NAC

Perhaps they modified bonuses so they only have two parts, which I understand is fairly common in Georgia?
by tuscumbiaqb
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Re: Dallas/North Texas Circuit?

It appears that the Dallas area is in need of any tournaments it can get, so the size of the school shouldn't be a hindrance to hosting, say, a twelve- or eighteen-team tournament. (If the school literally does not have enough rooms to accomplish this or weird policies that make reserving rooms diff...
by tuscumbiaqb
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 49135

Re: 2012 NAC

I'm curious as to why Trickum chose NAC over MSNCT, considering that good quiz bowl is so firmly entrenched in Georgia to the point that the state tournament uses NAQT. Does bad quiz bowl, or Chip specifically, have a significant foothold in the middle school circuit there?
by tuscumbiaqb
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team - Some Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 10813

Re: New Team - Some Questions

As for becoming competent at questions about the Bible, I would suggest going ahead and reading the entire New Testament (or at least the gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Book of Revelation). It's not a huge investment of time, and after reading it, you'll probably be able to beat even pra...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution
Replies: 29
Views: 14268

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

As someone who was alternately in central HQ and the control room during the protest resolution, I think Coach Prince's assessment of the situation is correct. I seriously doubt that Marshall went "rogue", but simply misunderstood the resolution procedures. I do know, though, that a decision on the ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How do you keep newer players involved?
Replies: 37
Views: 13198

Re: How do you keep newer players involved?

As usual, some good ideas have been (re-)presented here, such as the proliferation of novice divisions at tournaments and having newer players make a small area of the distribution "their own". The latter is basically what I have done with newer players on my team, and some that struggled to answer ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)

Fulton A won this tournament, and El Dorado Springs finished 2nd.

Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/93 ... all_games/
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: The Canon

I agree with everything that Bruce said. One also has to remember that not only elite (or adequate, depending on your perspective) high schools play quiz bowl; when schools that offer literally zero AP classes are taken into account, the supposed homogeneity of high school curricula is pretty far fr...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)

Field:

El Dorado Springs
Fatima (2)
Tuscumbia

Interested:

Fulton
Oakland Jr.
West Jr.
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Tuscumbia Spring, 3/24 (Tuscumbia, MO)

I am excited to announce that the Tuscumbia Spring Academic Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Tuscumbia High School. This tournament is certified by the Missouri Quiz Bowl Alliance and will be a qualifier for the PACE NSC, a national tournament that will be held in St. Louis ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: From Chip to "good quizbowl"
Replies: 40
Views: 11983

Re: From Chip to "good quizbowl"

NAQT isn't bad. I like their tossups. But one day we read some PACE tossups in practice. Need I say more? The IHSA state series questions also tend to be long. Those are the pyramidal he hears most often. You should try reading some HSAPQ sets or novice sets like SCOP and Fall Novice in practice. Y...
by tuscumbiaqb
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: From Chip to "good quizbowl"
Replies: 40
Views: 11983

Re: From Chip to "good quizbowl"

I second most of what Ryan said, but it's not really necessary to buy NAQT's new schools package when quizbowlpackets.com has all the practice material you'll ever need for free. Seeing that your coach dislikes trash, the HSAPQ and independent sets found there will probably be more to his liking any...
by tuscumbiaqb
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What do you do about bad readers at tournaments?
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

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

I have found that it usually takes attending three practices or moderating training sessions (and being able to actually moderate for an extended length of time at each) for teachers/administrators without quiz bowl experience to become comfortable with the flow of a game and have a reasonable grasp...
by tuscumbiaqb
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011
Replies: 79
Views: 15766

Re: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011

After hearing BDAT yesterday at Missouri S&T, I would not recommend it if you're looking for a set of reasonable difficulty for B through D teams. Has the Minnesota Novice set been used yet in the Northeast? Noting that I have not heard or read the set, that seems like a reasonable option for your p...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37076

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

Lincoln (MO) also attended at least one tournament two years ago.
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT A set difficulty
Replies: 23
Views: 4166

Re: NAQT A set difficulty

15% trash in a supposedly academic game is indeed tons, and believe it or not, can easily turn coaches off precisely because trash is nonacademic. Yes, trash can be fun for players who already like the academic part of quiz bowl, but if a student sticks around quiz bowl solely for the trash content,...
by tuscumbiaqb
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT A set difficulty
Replies: 23
Views: 4166

Re: NAQT A set difficulty

It seems to me that it's possible to make high school quiz bowl more accessible simply by reducing the difficulty of novice sets instead of having NAQT create a three-tiered difficulty system. From what I saw, the writers of FNT did a very good job of bridging the gap between the knowledge level of ...
by tuscumbiaqb
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament: 10/15/11 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament: 10/15/11 (Tuscumbia, MO)

So this tournament happened. Richland A took first place outright by going 8-0, and Pilot Grove defeated Rock Bridge C in a one-game playoff for second place.

Prelims: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/96/stats/prelims/
Playoffs: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/96/stats/playoffs/
by tuscumbiaqb
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia MS tournament - Tuscumbia, MO (10/29/11)
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Tuscumbia MS tournament - Tuscumbia, MO (10/29/11)

Field:

Tuscumbia (2)

Interested:

Washington
Richland
by tuscumbiaqb
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia MS tournament - Tuscumbia, MO (10/29/11)
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Tuscumbia MS tournament - Tuscumbia, MO (10/29/11)

Tuscumbia High School is pleased to announce the first annual Tuscumbia Fall Middle School Academic Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011. All students in seventh or eighth grade are eligible to play. We will be using ACF Set 1 from Olympia Academic Competition Questions (h...
by tuscumbiaqb
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament: 10/15/11 (Tuscumbia, MO)
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament: 10/15/11 (Tuscumbia, MO)

Tuscumbia High School is pleased to announce the first annual Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011. All high school students, except those who have played in either national tournament (PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT), are eligible for this tournament. We w...