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by Atlashill
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Came across what looks like an error of some sort. All of the headings for this entry are shifted 1 to the left starting with ppg. It looks like you didn't specify any divisions? If that's the case, then it looks like that cell was omitted altogether, rather than a blank space created to fill in.
by Atlashill
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Reforming Tournament and Set Announcements
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Reforming Tournament and Set Announcements

Conceptually, a centralized tournament & set registration database would be a useful development for the community. From the vantage point of a tournament director, I would want to make sure this system allows hosts to generate & send invoices to participating teams. Some additional bells and whistl...
by Atlashill
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Hot takes from this past weekend's Qualifier: The battle for Newman Road is going to be ferocious. Thomas Jefferson Independent , behind the senior leadership of Savannah Dillard, dealt College Heights Christian their first significant loss of the season, denying Gabe Forrest and the Eagles a spot i...
by Atlashill
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

the interface is much easier than SQBS with one exception - in SQBS, you can tab into the field for team selection and begin typing the name of the team that is playing; in YellowFruit I was forced to click each time and select the field with my mouse before I could enter the team name. I don't kno...
by Atlashill
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I just had a tournament host who used YF 2.5.1 come across an issue when uploading files to the database this weekend. Apparently the _games.html file was rejected because "it does not appear to be a valid SQBS file". (addendum) Found the culprit. 2.5.1 introduced a cumulative tossup score at the bo...
by Atlashill
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Ten rounds wrapped up around 5 p.m., with our superplayoff teams concluding play around 5:30. Springfield and Williamsville both started 5-0 in the afternoon and, as the last two undefeated teams in the playoff half of the field, agreed to make their Round 11 tilt the champion. The Senators took car...
by Atlashill
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

With both teams 2-0 in the super playoff, Springfield A and Williamsville agreed to make their Round 11 tilt the final, which Springfield won to make it a perfect 11-0 on the day. Macomb A defeated Kirksville for third. Clark County won the small school title for finishing 11th overall. I’ll have a ...
by Atlashill
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Advancing to four playoff pools of four teams: Springfield A, Mexico A, Quincy A, Scotland County Williamsville, Centralia A, Clark County, Piasa B Macomb A, Moberly, Hannibal, Louisiana Piasa A, Kirksville A, Macomb B, Palmyra (B) Teams will play each other in their pool before receiving their plac...
by Atlashill
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Two updates as our tournament is underway: 11 teams are eligible for our small school award. These teams are from schools who have fewer than 225 students in grades 9-11. With exactly 32 teams in our field, we have implemented a card system, similar to setups used at New Trier (Ill.), NAQT's nationa...
by Atlashill
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

If we're throwing in state-specific quirks, I might as well put Missouri's forward since (as Aidan has mentioned above and also successfully advocated) several hosts here have switched to YellowFruit. Our overtime scoring is slightly different, in that 1) any tossups scored are one point instead of...
by Atlashill
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

If we're throwing in state-specific quirks, I might as well put Missouri's forward since (as Aidan has mentioned above and also successfully advocated) several hosts here have switched to YellowFruit. Our overtime scoring is slightly different, in that 1) any tossups scored are one point instead of ...
by Atlashill
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Atlashill wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:07 pm
We have three spots available, after which time our waitlist once again begins.
And those three spots are claimed. We now begin our waitlist once more, in the event of any drops.
by Atlashill
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

With last weekend's NASAT workshop, the fall phase of the season is coming to a close. Thoughts on what has transpired so far? In short, I think the state's circuit has its new standard bearers for the next couple years: the tandem of Owen Farra and Sam Lindsey of St Louis Patriots in the east, alon...
by Atlashill
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Atlashill wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 pm
...a final expansion to 36 is possible.
A final expansion to 36 is happening. We have three spots available, after which time our waitlist once again begins.
by Atlashill
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

We uploaded these last weekend but haven't had a chance to share until now. Stats: Complete • Prelims • Playoffs After ten rounds, College Heights and Kickapoo faced off for the championship, which CHC won 355-315. Once again the Eagles' Gabe Forrest was the top individual player with almost 137 poi...
by Atlashill
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

MSHSAA has sanctioned PAWS. At present our 32-team field is full, but a final expansion to 36 is possible.
by Atlashill
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

The West Is Rising. Congrats to College Heights for clearing the field at the MOQBA Fall Championship, followed by North Kansas City in second and St Joseph Central in third. All three are along Highway 71. Hallsville was fourth. The last big hurrah of the winter (competition-wise) will be December ...
by Atlashill
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

The field has once again reached its cap, and a waitlist is in place.
by Atlashill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

So... we need to add College Heights Christian to our list. Sophomore Gabe Forrest was two tossups away from single-handedly grailing an entire round of LOGIC at Sparta Fall. (Garrett Blum of Thayer was even closer that same round.) Also, we might have a new hidden gem at Fair Grove . Their varsity ...
by Atlashill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS

Stats: Combined • Prelims • Playoffs It was quite the long day Saturday, but in spite of the assorted delays, I hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to compete in 11 rounds of competition. College Heights Black posted a perfect 10-0 record, edging Kickapoo Gold 320-280 in the championship match to ...
by Atlashill
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

Stats: Combined • Prelims • Playoffs College Heights didn't miss a beat in going 9-0, averaging 450 points per 20 tossups heard. That included a solid, 380-240 victory over Thayer A. This game featured our top two individual players, Garrett Blum of Thayer (152.8 points per 20 tossups heard) and Gab...
by Atlashill
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

We've secured enough staff to warrant an expansion to 32 teams. If enough interest and staff can be lined up, we may be able to commit to an additional expansion. Teams on the waitlist are being informed. If you're not on the waitlist, you still have the chance to register!
by Atlashill
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

There's a bug with the new version (2.3.2): when I attempt to save phases, the screen goes blank, and it's not possible to save the file from that point.
by Atlashill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

We have our initial field of 24 teams. We are pursuing additional staff in order to bring about an expansion to at least 28 teams.
by Atlashill
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Adding UG & D2 was an excellent idea. Is it possible to add an option, for high school tournaments, where UG and D2 become Small School (SS) and JV? We have a handful of tournaments that offer either if not both awards, and this would be an easy way to keep track. (For the tournament I'm slowly rebu...
by Atlashill
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 45
Views: 10702

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I'm in the process of giving it a run-through with scoresheets I've retained from a 36-team tournament. So far I'm enjoying the option to name pools and phases all at once, as well as the sidebar where standings are updating as I enter games. However, it's a bit of a hassle to click "add game", then...
by Atlashill
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

Two notable developments in our field: We have our first entry from Kansas. We look forward to having Wichita East in our field. (Update 8th Oct: The Kickapoo Classic has received formal sanctioning from MSHSAA to allow out-of-state teams to compete. ) We've expanded to 30 teams. However, after disc...
by Atlashill
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS

We have secured enough staff to confidently expand our field to 32 teams. If you've been waiting for a field expansion so you don't have to fret about being on the waitlist, well, the expansion's happened; sign up today! Out of state teams, please note: because MSHSAA requires a 30-day advance notic...
by Atlashill
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

Note: updates in the corresponding MOQuizBowl.com thread take precedence in the event of discrepancies. Field (32/36) Brussels (IL) Centralia (2) Clark County Hannibal Kirksville (2) Knox County Louisiana Macomb (IL) (3) Mexico (3) Moberly North Shelby (2) Palmyra Paris Quincy (IL) (3) Schuyler R-I...
by Atlashill
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

2020 Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) - 8th February, Palmyra (Mo.) HS

On behalf of the members of Palmyra High School Scholar Bowl, I am thrilled to welcome your team to join others from across Northeast Missouri, Western Illinois and beyond at the inaugural Palmyra Academic Winter Showdown (PAWS) , scheduled for February 8th, 2020. PAWS will follow in the steps of pr...
by Atlashill
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

WOW! That's impressive! Full in ~8 hours? And I thought Northwestern's Jr Wildcat filled up fast... We have a hungry, growing circuit in Southwest Missouri. Fortunately, we've lined up enough staff to expand the field to 24 teams. Unfortunately, we're not able to expand further. I'm in the process ...
by Atlashill
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

The initial field is full. We will start a waitlist with the hopes of expanding the field.

We're expanding the field to 24 teams. The waitlist will start once we hit the new cap. Preference on the waitlist will be given to teams committing tournament staff.
by Atlashill
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

Note: field updates in the corresponding MOQuizbowl.com thread take precedence in the event of any discrepancies. Field (30/30) Clever (3) College Heights Christian (2) Crocker (2) Diamond Fair Grove Fordland Forsyth (2) Gainesville (2) Kickapoo Lakeland Marionville Mountain Grove North Kansas City...
by Atlashill
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS
Replies: 5
Views: 895

2019 Kickapoo Classic - 7th Dec. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo HS

The members of Kickapoo High School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at the 2019 Kickapoo Classic, scheduled for December 7th, 2019. The classic will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified NAQT/national format: Each game shall consist of t...
by Atlashill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS

It took just over four hours for our initial field to fill. Rest assured we are compiling staff numbers to determine if we can make a field expansion to accommodate the potential waitlist. Again, commitments to provide staff can increase a school's spot on the waitlist.
by Atlashill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS

Note: updates in the corresponding MOQuizbowl.com thread take precedence in event of discrepancies with this post. Field (28/32) Clever (2) College Heights Christian (2) Diamond Fair Grove (2) Hickory Co. Skyline Jasper Lakeland Mexico (2) Mountain Grove Pierce City (2) Spokane Springfield Central ...
by Atlashill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Glendale Kickoff - 2nd Nov. 2019, Springfield (Mo.) Glendale HS

The members of Glendale High School Scholar Bowl welcome your team to join others from across the region at the second Glendale Kickoff Tournament, scheduled for November 2nd, 2019. The Glendale Kickoff will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in a modified NAQT/national format: Correc...
by Atlashill
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: PACE NSC 2020 Qualification Guidelines
Replies: 4
Views: 5144

Re: PACE NSC 2020 Qualification Guidelines

The form asks about usage of A-sets or novice packets. Are you able to specify what impact usage of these sets will have on potential certification if all other conditions are met or exceeded? Sorry if this wasn't spelled out clearly in the guidelines. A-Sets and Novice sets are eligible for gold q...
by Atlashill
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: PACE NSC 2020 Qualification Guidelines
Replies: 4
Views: 5144

Re: PACE NSC 2020 Qualification Guidelines

The form asks about usage of A-sets or novice packets. Are you able to specify what impact usage of these sets will have on potential certification if all other conditions are met or exceeded?
by Atlashill
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Liberty (Original) - Liberty has made a comeback this year, making a large jump in improvement from January to the Late march tournaments in Smithville and at NKC. Putting up pretty decent stats at the NKC Varsity tournament, Liberty went undefeated in the prelims before falling to powerhouses Belt...
by Atlashill
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Good additions, Felix. Is Lorraine still on the FZN lineup, or did she also graduate? I also realized another hidden gem that could make things interesting in the Northeast: Paris - the Coyotes ventured to their first 20/20 tournaments this past spring. They parlayed a respectable performance on a t...
by Atlashill
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: Missouri 2019-20

My list of teams to watch this year, in no particular order: Thayer - the Bobcats came close to claiming their first state title, falling short against College Heights. Garrett Blum is a senior, he was the lead scorer on Missouri's C team at NASAT, and he's eager to get to the pinnacle. This develop...
by Atlashill
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

And just like that, we're full. We will start a waitlist, with preference given to teams able to provide staff. With enough staff we should be able to expand to 24 teams.
by Atlashill
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

Note: information on the corresponding thread on MOQuizBowl.com takes precedence in the event of any discrepancies. Field (24/24) Teams in bold have submitted rosters Clever (2) College Heights Christian Eldon (2) Fair Grove (2) Greenwood Laboratory School Jasper Logan-Rogersville McDonald County M...
by Atlashill
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

On behalf of the members of Sparta High School Scholar Bowl, we welcome your team to join others from across Southern Missouri at the second Sparta Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 26th, 2019. Our tournament will consist of a minimum of eight games for all teams in the standard 20/20 format, w...
by Atlashill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Missouri 2019-20

Obligatory thread to discuss all the quizbowl happenings in the Show-Me State for the coming season. As usual, much of the discussion normally transpires on the state board and Discord. If you know of any dates for upcoming tournaments, feel free to post them here. For my part, I'll be helping run e...
by Atlashill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System
Replies: 9
Views: 8829

Re: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System

One issue that will need pointed out with the Anderson sets is that the light on the buzzer box is a small LED that, if handled roughly, can end up falling into the box. More critically, if a moderator is used to seeing the light in front of the player, rather than checking the indicator, they might...
by Atlashill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

IIRC, Missouri explicitly prohibits such a thing for any MSHSAA member school, with some minor exceptions for overage students at the 8th grade level. (All multi-subject team-based quizbowl events are subject to MSHSAA's jurisdiction, even beyond the state series.) Correct. This is consistent with ...
by Atlashill
Thu May 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 7809

Re: Missouri 18-19

So we had a lot of interesting developments this past weekend: Congratulations to Michael Powers for again being the top individual performer at SSNCT's Traditional Public Division! Louisiana finished T-11th overall and fourth among very small schools! Gainesville was 4-6 while Pilot Grove endured a...
by Atlashill
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TDs: Manage Your Fields Appropriately
Replies: 3
Views: 6578

Re: TDs: Manage Your Fields Appropriately

This season, with Missouri streamlining their format to align closer to the national standard, I was able to get four schools in the northeastern part of the state to participate in their first 20/20 tournament. Two of them I had been angling to get in our fields for years. Unfortunately, given all ...