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by JTakang21
Wed May 04, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back
Replies: 5
Views: 6997

Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back

Hey guys, it's good to be back; I haven't posted in a good while. So I'm wrapping up my freshman year at Mercer University (GA), where I've been on the team. A few days ago, I was offered the team captaincy and club presidency for next season, which I readily accepted. Accordingly, all of the senior...
by JTakang21
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Re: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

Thanks to all of you for the quick, copious, and helpful responses. Our team/club has been vaguely dormant for a while, and I want to help revitalise it.
by JTakang21
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

Hello all,

I'm a freshman at Mercer University in Georgia. I was just wondering if there was a precedent for teams in the South attendin tournaments particularly in the Northeast.

Thanks in advance.
by JTakang21
Fri May 22, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 22055

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

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BUT YES ESCAPE MACON AS FAST AS YOU CAN[/quote]


ummm....is there something I should know about Mercer/Macon?
by JTakang21
Sun May 17, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 22055

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be going to Mercer University, which entails a few things:
1. I likely will attempt to transfer to Georgia Tech, Emory, or Tufts as soon as possible.
2. I will try to help out on my home Georgia circuit as much as possible.
by JTakang21
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

Douglas County has submitted money and paperwork.
by JTakang21
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 17
Views: 18695

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu Season 2: Electric Boogaloo

Myself or Nirav Illango may be available to do previews on the South region.
by JTakang21
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS For 2 Games
Replies: 0
Views: 2045

SQBS For 2 Games

We are having our county tournament to qualify for our local televised quiz show, and I wanted to try out SQBS before our circuit season starts. We only have two teams competing, so only two matches will be played. How can I optimize SQBS for this minimal use?
by JTakang21
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

Douglas County expresses interest in bringing two teams.
by JTakang21
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Turning Away from Bad Quiz Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 4212

Turning Away from Bad Quiz Bowl

So our team had a fairly good season last year, but we were limited by the number of tournaments we were able to attend. This year, however, our Athletic Department has been gracious enough to count us as a sports team and fund all of our competitons. This actually has given rise to a new quandary. ...
by JTakang21
Fri May 02, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

Re: Building a Quality Culture

In this vein, how have you drawn people to tryouts at the beginning of the season? And also, what is the ideal size for a club/team?
by JTakang21
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Going Into the New Season as a Relatively New Team
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Going Into the New Season as a Relatively New Team

This was our (Douglas County High School)'s first year competing in the"mainstream" quiz bowl circuit in Georgia. We were fairly successful this season; we qualified for HSNCT twice and finished 4th in the state, pulling off some upsets along the way. However, I just wanted to know what we should do...
by JTakang21
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to practice when at an intermediate level
Replies: 10
Views: 5386

Re: How to practice when at an intermediate level

Well, I guess I may have been misleading. Our team isn't really new... I just didn't know what forum this post should have gone in. We do have several sets of buzzers, so there is enough for everyone. I asked my coach about a skirmish match today, but my coach said she has tried in the past, but it...
by JTakang21
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Re: Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach

Well, you could always just go independently. A lot of teams in SoCal used to do this. Some teams did so because they were almost wholly student-run, while other teams were just caught in the same situation as you: their coaches simply weren't very enthusiastic about attending more tournaments. It'...
by JTakang21
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Re: Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach

I feel like it's not so much her rationale, but her indoctrination, but we (the team leadership) feel that she does not take quiz bowl as seriously as we do.
by JTakang21
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Tournament Attendance Hindered by Coach

Our (Douglas Co. HS, GA) coach has been fairly supportive of our team to this point. However, it is now February, and we have only been to 2 tournaments this season. She doesn't seem to understand that we just want to play quizbowl. I have realized that the only way to improve is to play frequently....
by JTakang21
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funding in High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Re: Funding in High School Quiz Bowl

Has anymore run a QB team vs. Teacher game during school as a fundraiser? If so, do you have any tips on to plan such an event and please feel free to share your experiences. Thank you!