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by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24743

The ultra-big VHSL results thread

Does anyone have the results of the Capital, Dominion, and Central Districts? All I know is that Henrico won the Capital. Thank you for any info.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed May 09, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7873

Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl

I am a bit of a fence-rider. I usually use the one-word variant in discussions about quizbowl activity, but the two-word variant appears on my letter jacket.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: DAT 2007 (3/24/07) @ OLHS (Virginia Beach, VA)
Replies: 57
Views: 18642

RESULTS: DAT 2007 (3/24/07) @ OLHS (Virginia Beach, VA)

I don't post here much anymore, but I must say that I was impressed by all the teams I saw in competition today. I also think that the tournament was run quite well.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...

This one please. I now have a copy.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...

First-round games are not rerun over the summer, however, the tape librarian will sell me one on DVD. I have someone picking it up on Friday.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Looking for "Battle of the Brains" on tape...

I drafted someone to tape the 1/20/2007 episode of "Battle of the Brains" on WTVR (featuring Douglas Freeman and Spotsylvania), but he only recorded the final six minutes of the program. If, by any chance, someone on the boards has a copy of the episode on tape, and is willing to have a copy made fo...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Col. Ebirt Mem. Tourney (3/3/07) @ William & Ma
Replies: 53
Views: 18012

Colonel Ebirt Mem. Tournament (3/3/07) @ William & Mary

Will there be advertising at various Regional tournaments, as well as State?
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21895

If anyone cares (VHSL results) ...

Any word on the Dominion District as of yet? I know Clover Hill is almost always there, but I haven't seen anything.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Embarrassing Answers/powers
Replies: 15
Views: 6859

Embarassing Answers/Powers

I think I brought this up in an earlier thread, but it bears repeating, as it was embarassing.

"This actress turned singer was born on September 28, 1987..."
BUZZ
"Hilary Duff?"

True Story from Spring GSAC in '04.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21967

Worst Powers/Early Buzzes

My all-time biggest power shame came at Gov in Spring '04, which was a tournament that didn't use powers, but it was an early buzz nonetheless. Moderator: This actress turned singer was born on September 21, 1987... [BUZZ] Me: Hilary Duff My teammates, as well as the opposition, gave me some weird l...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best individual performance you've seen?
Replies: 15
Views: 6711

Best individual performance you've seen?

My Top 5 (that I saw, but were not performed by me) 5. Any game against TJ A 4. C'Ville's Alex-Chase Levenson in the '04 BoB All-Stars 3. Most any Wren Elhai performance 2. John Zhang, a former Teen Jeopardy champ, at Cavalier Open 1. One word: Kunle The Top 5 of Dave 5. 8 consecutive toss-ups again...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: July 15 to 24: Recruiting team members
Replies: 45
Views: 40178

OPEN until July 24: Recruiting team members

6. At Freeman, athletics was always (and still is) somewhat of an issue. Our TV captain my senior year was SCA president, as well as captain of the track and cross-country teams. Therefore, he was somewhat rarely seen at the quizbowl practices. Another of the 2005 grads and I were on the newspaper, ...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: July 15 to 24: Recruiting team members
Replies: 45
Views: 40178

OPEN:: July 15-24: Recruiting team members

At my old HS, we had several practices that are still in use, which were implemented when the top eight players were about to graduate. 1. We recruited by having our two coaches ask other teachers to recommend potential players from various classes (both Honors and college prep), and these people we...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 43142

DC/Metro area 2006-07

Does anyone have any outlook for Hampton Roads (Norfolk/VA Beach/Lower Peninsula), Richmond (aside from Gov), and elsewhere in Virginia (aside from the Metro DC area)?
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue May 09, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer schedule of events (note--do not archive before 8/1)
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Summer schedule of events

If you are budget-minded, and therefore ACE is not in the cards, I would suggest to watch episodes of Jeopardy (even during summer reruns) and to keep reading books and looking at random information on websites. Also, try getting the team together over the summer to study various formats (e.g. NAQT,...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-07 BoB Qualifying tests
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

2006-07 BoB Qualifying tests

When the tests were given yesterday, did anyone say when the air dates would be made available?
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17653

NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa

A tip of the cap can go to Freeman as well. This showing is the best they have ever done at NAQT State. As a grad, I am pleased with their run to eighth place.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-07 BoB Qualifying tests
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

2006-07 BoB Qualifying tests

I was just looking around the web, and teams that want to take part in the Richmond/Central VA or Norfolk/Southeast VA "Battle of the Brains" have until Monday April 24 to register for a qualifying test. The tests will be given at the following locations (all on April 29 at 11 AM): Richmond/Central ...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16900

2006-2007 VA/MD/DC area date claimings

I heard that the VHSL Regional deadline is 2/10/07. Has the league set a District deadline? (Especially for districts without regular seasons, e.g. Central Region districts). Also, what dates are TJ and Gov planning their events? Do any schools outside of the norm (TJ, UVA, Spotswood, Gov) have any ...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 6358

Personal Announcement

Dr. Chuck,

Congratulations on this accomplishment. Can it get any better for the people in Fairfax?
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 8243

Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia

I know that some private schools have their own leagues for competition, but others do not. Therefore, I only have seen schools such as Richmond Collegiate, St. Christopher's/St. Catherine's, and Trinity Episcopal, among others competing in Battle of the Brains (which is their main competition), as ...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 8243

Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia

The Central District does a double-elim tournament, and I assume that the Capital and Dominion do a round-robin. If anyone from a Dominion or Capital school is here (or anyone else who may know otherwise), please correct me if I am wrong.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 8243

Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia

I did not realize that the districts hold a series of one-day mini-meets. I saw individual schools on the schedule websites of several Valley District teams, and I thought that it was just those two schools. It was an honest mistake on my part. I am not sure, but I think that the other Central Regio...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 8243

Scholastic Bowl and the independent circuit in Virginia

I think that if the Central Region districts decided to do a regular season, there would be some travel-related bias toward the Colonial and Dominion Districts. Here are the district lineups for those outside the Richmond area Capital (Eastern Henrico and Hanover Counties): Atlee, Armstrong (in city...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII
Replies: 14
Views: 6412

Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII

That is a change. I had not heard about that. Like I said, every year I played at Freeman, it was always that first Saturday, usually because most schools have exams the week before the 28th.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII
Replies: 14
Views: 6412

Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII

I am guessing that January 7 is the day of VHSL Districts for the Central Region districts (which do not have regular seasons). During my three years as a player, the first Saturday after the end of winter break was always the day of the Colonial District competition, and I am guessing that this yea...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 27284

2005-2006 "It's Academic"

I know that calling quizbowl by its local TV name is a norm. Here in Richmond, most schools refer to their club as "Battle of the Brains" or "Bob Squad" (direct reference to Gov). Usually, those teams only compete in the Richmond TV show (and perhaps VHSL). In the Tidewater Virginia area where Battl...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII
Replies: 14
Views: 6412

Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XIII

I have heard that it will snow in Richmond on Friday, which may cause school cancellation. What contingency plans have been made in the event of snow?
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3269

Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament

Are the automatic bids to PACE NSC still in effect? I am simply curious.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 70089

Best Powers

It was a question that mentioned Transcendentalism, and our guy buzzed in and guessed "Oversoul." He got it right, much to the shock of everyone in the room. He also guessed "Bool" correctly in a math history question.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lunch at Tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 9078

Lunch at Tournaments

My old team (Freeman) usually does a picnic spread that has been very efficient on time (keeps the teams together and away from the quickly-expanding lines). The entire team buys a thing or two (or makes something), and we store it in the coach's coolers in the back of the van. We'd take it out afte...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320547

Bad Negs

Cost my team some wins with these

Olympic commissioner for California governor (missed VHSL Regionals on that one)

Binomial nomenclature for Amphibian (missed out on TV scholarship money on that one- I will never forgive myself 'cause I desperately need scholarship money)
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Univ of Virginia Cavalier Classic X - Saturday 10/29
Replies: 25
Views: 10958

Univ of Virginia Cavalier Classic X - Saturday 10/29

I know that Freeman is out as well, due to the Homecoming factor.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10619

Scheduling and Sporting Events

Once CNU gets its team going (hopefully this fall), we will try to have our events in the spring. The football team is one of the best in D-III, and the basketball team always contends for championships. The campus is also small, and there aren't many parking spaces, but there is space to have match...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76773

HS Seniors Bound for College Thread

I'm going to CNU (Chris Newport), where there is currently no team. However, I am working to remedy that. I've been talking to NAQT's executives, Shawn Pickrell (Mr. VHSL Quizbowl), and Roanoke College, as CNU would only be ready to take on other small schools right away.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle Grades/Jr. High Quizbowl
Replies: 43
Views: 21361

Middle Grades/Jr. High Quizbowl

No one in Virginia does. However, I did see an SOL prep quizbowl for middle schools on Henrico County's educational access channel. It inspired me to talk to the producers of Battle of the Brains or to the middle schools in Hanover and Henrico Counties about starting official quizbowls. It would hel...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32300

Predictions for Next Year

In the Richmond area, Maggie Walker once again is the team to beat. However, Charlottesville should still be a force. St. Chris, Godwin and Freeman are still contenders. Freeman was badly hit by graduation, but has rebounded thanks to recruiting.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9551

Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests

The results and pairings for the 2005-2006 season of Battle of the Brains are ready and posted on http://www.battleofthebrains.net .
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 9216

VA/MD/DC 05-06 Claiming Thread

In some locales, exams are beginning around January 21, so some districts will be having their tournaments earlier. Also, are some districts and regions switching to regular season as opposed to round-robin? Even though I no longer play at the high school level, I am still a curious consultant.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue May 31, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9551

Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests

I have no clue why they moved it. It made more sense to have it in September or early October, as it would be easier to sneak in ineligible seniors to take the test if it is held before graduation. Therefore, honesty of using underclassmen would be easier if the test were still held in September. Al...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Fri May 27, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9551

Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests

I am not affiliated with the company that produces the show. I am merely a former player who played on the show in three seasons.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Fri May 27, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9551

Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests

All coaches in Richmond and Norfolk areas, The TV "Battle of the Brains" is hosting its qualifier tests in the near future. The Richmond area test is June 4 at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield. I am not as sure about the Norfolk area test (seeing that I am in Richmond). The taping and airing se...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Sat May 21, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)

St. Chris won in a nail-biter, 73 burritos to 70. Well, they had their football team's starting defensive line in against a bunch of quiz bowlers. They were not the Homewreckers, but were the size of an average egg roll. Their top eater packed away 12 in 5 minutes, and our best was 10. However, I wa...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed May 18, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)

I haven't the slightest idea. Also, the time for the contest is 11:00 AM. Since the HALO tournament is a dead deal, we will have a few more people eating for us.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed May 18, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Contest (May 21)

If you are in the Richmond area, come out to Moe's Southwest Grill at the The Village Shopping Center on May 21, as the VHSL Central Region Champion Freeman Academic Team attempts to outeat students from nearby St. Christopher's in a battle of guts as opposed to wits.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue May 10, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21

While I am ceding any authority I have with the team this June, the coaches at Freeman have expressed continuing interest in in hosting a tournament in the coming year. However, I may be a "long-distance consultant" for the team next year, and could be available to read questions.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Mon May 02, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 9216

VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread

Is Gov planning any tourneys next season? Also, "Battle of the Brains," the TV tournament conducted in Richmond and Tidewater Virginia, is hosting its qualifier test on June 4. Seniors on a team are not eligible to take the test. The Richmond-area test will be given at L.C. Bird in Chesterfield, and...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21

I recently emailed Matt with a list of about 25 coaches from all over Virginia (mostly within the competition range for WTVR's "Battle of the Brains"), and I also suggested that he email Charlottesville about the tournament. Of course, he is available at [email protected].org. You could ask a co...
by Encyclopedia Brown
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA)- May 21

Is anyone interested in coming to this tournament on May 21? Please contact Matt if you are interested in bringing a team. I know that some schools may have prom that evening, so please plan accordingly.
by Encyclopedia Brown
Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

HALO at Douglas Freeman (Richmond, VA): May 21

Our younger team made its debut at the NAQT State tournament recently, and they are ready to compete. Also, you are right, events such as proms and AP exams will be taking their toll on younger players, who will be more than likely consumed by such activities. I have also given advertisements to var...