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by Gunnells
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

The uneven number of teams due to the late withdrawal of Norcross made for uneven brackets that would have forced 10 rounds to get a double round robin. At lunch, it became apparent that was not a practical option and we switched to the double elimination following the first round robin.
by Gunnells
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Thanks Robin. Hosting for the first time was quite a learning experience. We learned quite a bit to apply next time (particularly to stagger the lunch release). Results: National 1. Chattahoochee 2. Walton 3. Chattahoochee B 4. Alpharetta 5. Central Gwinnett Open: 1. Central Gwinnett (b) 2. Athens A...
by Gunnells
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 80188

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Georgia needs 7*-11* and the two finals packets for our National division. I also emailed Kyle.
by Gunnells
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11131

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

For the several schools that have mentioned they would like to play Dorman more often, just travel to almost any tournament in the Southeast. They play every mid-sized to big event in SC-GA-TN, and several of the smaller ones. It would also be nice to see some head-to-heads between the GA and DC tea...
by Gunnells
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 33922

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Lakeside JV was a step ahead of everyone else at the Jaguar Bowl. Norcross had some spotty results. I haven't seen this year's JV in competition yet, but I would guesss they have + speed and average depth of knowledge (for good teams). Central has an excellent JV squad. They were the best of the 5A ...
by Gunnells
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

Forfeited the first round? In Division B, the Rabun Gap Team was allowed to play round one even though everyone else was ready to start round two. This delayed the whole division a half hour for the day. Rabun Gap B was lead to the wrong room by a student volunteer and told to begin play. I was wit...
by Gunnells
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Final field update The National Division will play a round robin followed by seeded* double elimination playoffs with the more challenging Harvard playoff questions. They will also use the Championship level questions for the final round(s). Each team will thus get a minimum of seven potentially com...
by Gunnells
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

Lakeside seemed to be a half step ahead of the other good teams in the field. It will be difficult for anyone to stop them in AAAA state. FWIW, the driver for the RGNS activity bus cancelled at the last minute, forcing us to scramble for parent and coach drivers and leave 45 minutes later than plann...
by Gunnells
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Registration begins at 8:00 am with the first round scheduled for 9:00 am.
by Gunnells
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Walton has confirmed their participation.
by Gunnells
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Still time to get into this Harvard Mirror.
by Gunnells
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Field updated

Alpharetta
Chattahoochee A and B
Central Gwinnett A
Norcross A
Walton


Teams that would play in the Open Division:
Athens Academy (2)
Baconton Charter (2)
Cedar Shoals
Central Gwinnett B
Norcross B
St. Pius (2)
Wesleyan
Rabun Gap Nacoochee School (2, host)
by Gunnells
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Update: There are tentative plans to run two divisions for this event. There will be a National field composed of teams that either qualified for national events in 2007-2008 or are likely to qualify in 2008-2009, and an Open field for everyone else. Each division will have entirely different prelim...
by Gunnells
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 33922

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

At the GCC, Norcross finished 3rd in varsity. They drew Brookwood in prelims and the loss pushed them down to the #4 seed where they played Brookwood again. Norcross actually managed more tossups than Brookwood in the rematch, but lost on bonuses (a bugaboo over the past few years for the program). ...
by Gunnells
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

There is no limit to the number of teams per school. If we approach a point where we need to cap the field, I'll let everyone know.
by Gunnells
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 7846

Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School would like to invite any interested teams from the Atlanta-South Carolina-Tennessee circuit and beyond to attend our Harvard Mirror held in conjunction with the third annual Harvard Fall Tournament on Saturday, November 15, 2008. We are a PACE affiliated qualifier. Rabun ...
by Gunnells
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl on Youtube?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Quizbowl on Youtube?

Does anyone have good links for a standard two team match, preferably with HS level pyramidal questions and recognition rules? We're starting a new program without buzzers (though they are on order), and I'd like to be able to show the players what to expect at most SE tourneys. The podcast rounds f...
by Gunnells
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

CSQuizJags wrote:Thanks and we hope to see your team in the home city of the #1 FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE NATION!!! (Patent Pending) :)
I'm afraid we don't have the resources to travel to Baton Rouge.
by Gunnells
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals HS Tournaments Schedule 08-09
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Cedar Shoals HS Tournaments Schedule 08-09

78A is the same set assigned to the nearby Wofford tournament. Since Wofford is free and funds are short for a new program, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee will probably go there if forced to choose. Any way you could get a different set?
by Gunnells
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27
Replies: 17
Views: 2592

Re: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27

The College was kind enough to give us some cash to throw this thing. We get to have a (hopefully, really good) tournament, the College gets really good high school students onto our beautiful campus. It's a win-win. I honestly don't understand why more schools like Wofford (good enough to challeng...
by Gunnells
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28017

Re: Alabama 08-09

Wow. We (Norcross) split with Brindlee A last year, but it sounds like they are in the same boat as Norcross. We have two strong B players and a tremendous JV player moving up, but lost all our regular A starters.
by Gunnells
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28017

Re: Alabama 08-09

How many players return from Brindlee Mountain A anb or Hoover's Chicago lineup?
by Gunnells
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 33922

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Aside from the Brookwood-Chattahoochee-Walton triumvirate, there should be a few teams battling for 4th and with the potential to break into the top three. Alpharetta has been steadily improving and seems poised to become a player at the regional level. Central Gwinnett could potentially be as stron...
by Gunnells
Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 11752

Re: Next Year

Congrats. I hope your funding issues are also being resolved. It's a shame when a top caliber team can't attend tournaments that they could do extremely well in. Best of luck to you and hopefully we'll see you in a tournament in the fall. Is this a real fundraising issue, or another highly publiciz...
by Gunnells
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High profile quiz bowl for charity?
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: High profile quiz bowl for charity?

The bloggers have announced their team. I don't even know who will play for the other side, but I don't like their chances.
by Gunnells
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High profile quiz bowl for charity?
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

High profile quiz bowl for charity?

Quizbowl could be an unexpected beneficiary of the Buzz Bissinger's profane anti-blog rant on HBO's Costas Now*. One response to the worn out charges that bloggers live in their mother's basement, can't get a real job, etc. is a proposal from Clay Travis of CBS Sportsline of a quizbowl match between...
by Gunnells
Tue May 27, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12304

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

I love sports, but NAQT overemphasizes sports in their trash questions. Pivotal points of two matches came on descriptions of Tampa Bay franchise histories (Lightning and Rays). Perhaps if NAQT would stop wasting literature spots on Harry Potter, they could find a way to better distribute trash to o...
by Gunnells
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.
Replies: 23
Views: 8472

Re: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.

I understand it was cost prohibitive, but it would have been interesting to see Dorman B in the field. Based on scoring margins, might have been another Dorman-Dorman championship.
by Gunnells
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32663

Re: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU

Also, the idea of going straight to a tiebreaker game instead of using things like PPG, PPB, head-to-head, etc, didn't really work out that well, as it led to a lot of confusion among the teams and some teams dropping out. Well, we were breaking a tie for the top bracket, and thus for championship ...
by Gunnells
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08
Replies: 28
Views: 4816

Re: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08

Not really. Atlanta is pretty big and the tornado was fairly minor and pretty much confined to the convention area There's a reason they moved the SEC basketball tourney to GT- it was untouched. If you were to cancel all major events in this area everytime there was a tornado watch or thunderstorm w...
by Gunnells
Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08
Replies: 28
Views: 4816

Re: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08

Were you ordered to cancel by the GT administration?

This was the first GT event in awhile, and a last minute cancellation due to rain isn't the way to make a positive impression on teams and coaches.
by Gunnells
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 07-08
Replies: 73
Views: 13805

Re: South Carolina 07-08

Good luck to James Island and Dorman at DACQ this weekend.
by Gunnells
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

Central Gwinnett's full lineup will be back next year. Norcross is looking into changing some graduation test scores to keep up. Sorry Ben.
by Gunnells
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

1. Chattahoochee
2. Brookwood
3. Walton

Norcross ... {has} a good shot at 4th.
Sadly, I was quite prescient. Congratulations to Chattahoochee on their much deserved state title.
by Gunnells
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

anyone else getting really excited about State? I think Georgia is unique in having 4 teams ranked in the top 25 with 1. Chattahoochee -16 2. Brookwood -22 3. Walton -23 4. Norcross -25 Just thought that was interesting. This is especially impressive after noting that these schools have played with...
by Gunnells
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08
Replies: 28
Views: 4816

Re: Georgia Tech high school tournament 3/15/08

Assuming the tournament goes as planned, Norcross will likely bring two teams.
by Gunnells
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

If you look at the full UGa results , the team that unquestionably had the toughest break was Brookwood B. They put up decent PPG despite playing Walton, Norcross, Alpharetta, and Chattahoochee (in a horrible crossover draw). Given the field, there's no way they would have gone 1-4 with a typical dr...
by Gunnells
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

We're veering off into theory, but I think the most important thing is that each team play schedules of relatively equal difficulty, particularly because every tournament in the Southeast is decided by single elimination playoffs. While I would love an event where each match is potentially competiti...
by Gunnells
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 45990

Re: 07-08 Midseason Poll

Look, I'm not saying Tagalongs aren't good, but it is nigh impossible to make any sort of meaningful comparison betwen them and non-Girl Scout cookies. Maybe Tagalongs are the best cookie out there, but maybe they are merely a very strong cookie beating up on sub-par Girl Scout competition. Until th...
by Gunnells
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

The UGa bracket was the most evenly distributed for the top teams I have seen at a college tournament, probably because most of the UGa team members played very recently for and against these schools. The only possible quibble is Alpharetta could have been put in a Dorman bracket in place of another...
by Gunnells
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

From the eight teams mentioned, I think about half are the group of teams that should win state, and half teams that could win it. I still consider Chattahoochee the favorite, followed by Brookwood and Walton. If they use the same weird preliminary format that undervalues the first half by excluding...
by Gunnells
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC registration information
Replies: 77
Views: 13056

I thought Walton (GA) was a PACE qualifier? If so, Norcross should have qualified as runners-up to Dorman.
by Gunnells
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 11833

considering that most teams stay within their own region and do not play all the good teams around the country until nationals, this discussion doesn't really go beyond "who's the best player/team in your region". anything beyond that is just bad speculation. Or people could actually study statisti...
by Gunnells
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

jrbarry wrote:When Brookwood had that Bulldawg Brawl trophy, I added an LSU "sweater" to that ugly bulldawg on top. That was the classiest that trophey ever looked.
I think he needs some South Carolina gear. It's only fitting given the results between the hedges this past fall.
by Gunnells
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

jrbarry wrote:Brookwood never overlooks Central Gwinnett, our neighbor to the east-northeast!
Go Black Knights!
by Gunnells
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 8946

I want to like High Q, but it is horribly mismanaged. I don't get the reasoning behind adding questions to appeal to the viewing audience for a show that airs at 7:00 am Sunday morning. Obviously the audience doesn't find it that appealing. Since their idea's don't seem to draw anyone, why not ask p...
by Gunnells
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

I wouldn't worry about it for a couple reasons. It is very easy for a strong team to get overlooked in the Atlanta area when you typically have to go against five or six of the top teams in the nation at every event, as well as a multitude of teams like Central Gwinnett that work as hard as anybody ...
by Gunnells
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

That's ok. It cracks me up when they find summer heat waves newsworthy.
by Gunnells
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Academic Challenge (1/19/08)-Spartanburg, SC
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

Gwinnett County canelled all Saturday school activities. Norcross was set to host a 10 team, one day basketball showcase featuring nationally ranked teams from several states playing top GA teams, with the final game telecast on regional television. Despite all the out of state teams having already ...
by Gunnells
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57096

While Norcross appreciates the mentions, we have fallen behind the pack this year. It will be a three way battle between Chattahoochee-Brookwood-Walton for the crown. Norcross has only a single victory against that trio, and it came on a fluke round that served a couple questions right into the whee...