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by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Rutsky’s Humbly Assembled Top Ten (RHATT) for AL Quizbowl Post State DISCLAIMER: The list below is purely my opinion, total speculation, and probably should never be read by anyone anywhere for any purpose. You have been warned. RANKING / PREVIOUS - TEAM - WHY? 1 / 1 - James Clemens - Winners of the...
by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Traveling to nats w/ minors
Replies: 4
Views: 4884

Re: Traveling to nats w/ minors

This has never happened to me.
by Joshua Rutsky
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

ASCA State Results:

1) James Clemens
2) Spain Park
3) Hoover
4) West Point

As Slade said, it was a great tourney with an amazing final. Congratulations to James Clemens on their first state title, and to Spain Park for making them earn every bit of it.
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

There is certainly interest. The question is whether there is a coach to work with this. I handled it last year, and I am looking into whether I can do so again this year. It really depends on my schedule. If there is another Alabama coach interested in coordinating this team, I would be happy to pr...
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13236

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Edited to correct all the swapped names of Association and Alliances. This is confusing, to say the least.
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13236

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Two clarifications to what Jake has posted. I am adding this only because I spent considerable time recently trying to bridge the gap between these two organizations, because IMHO having two organizations fighting it out in a state for control is hardly optimal: 1) I cannot comment on the prior stat...
by Joshua Rutsky
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXVI available for hosting in Spring 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 9109

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXVI available for hosting in Spring 2017

Due to numerous cancellations, the Elite Meet at Hoover was cancelled. We'll be back next year.
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Thanks for doing this. Always interesting to see these and how they turn out. My only comment: I have to assume James Clemens was left off because they haven't been out of state, but they have been neck and neck with us all year, and are absolutely one of the top three teams in Alabama.
by Joshua Rutsky
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

From Birmingham:

Pool A advancers:
Hoover
Indian Springs
Mtn. Brook
Thompson

Pool B advancers:
Vestavia
Spain Park
Altamont
Oak Mountain
by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Rutsky’s Humbly Assembled Top Ten (RHATT) for AL Quizbowl 1/23/2017 DISCLAIMER: The list below is purely my opinion, total speculation, and probably should never be read by anyone anywhere for any purpose. You have been warned. IN A SENTENCE OR TWO: Not a whole lot of change here, except to give Jam...
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Info should be up on the ASCA website tomorrow at the latest.
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17

I have sent out a reminder via ASCA's twitter account as well.
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I checked with the Sheldons at CCA, and they confirm that the tourney did NOT run. They are trying to rebook for the 28th of this month.
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Speaking of Spring tournaments... Good Hope is still hoping to run a tournament again this year in the early Spring, and I've agreed to help organize/run it. Do the players/coaches who frequent this board have a personal preference in Spring dates? February 4th is probably a no-go for me since that...
by Joshua Rutsky
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Rutsky’s Humbly Assembled Top Ten (RHATT) for AL Quizbowl 12/14/2016 DISCLAIMER: The list below is purely my opinion, total speculation, and probably should never be read by anyone anywhere for any purpose. You have been warned. RANKING / PREVIOUS - TEAM - WHY? 1 (T) / 1 - Hoover - 1st WRK, Mt. Car...
by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Stats for West Point Winter are promised for today, so I'll have more to say after I look over those. New RHATT in time for the holidays!
by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mt. Carmel Invitational (New Orleans, LA; 12/3/16) [IS-162]
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: Mt. Carmel Invitational (New Orleans, LA; 12/3/16) [IS-1

Do you still have room for one more team in this event? Hoover is interested.

Josh Rutsky
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Just because it's fun, here's my update for Alabama Quizbowl in the first quarter of the season: Rutsky’s Humbly Assembled Top Ten (RHATT) for AL Quizbowl 10/20/2016 DISCLAIMER: The list below is purely my opinion, total speculation, and probably should never be read by anyone anywhere for any purpo...
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Updated. Thanks, Brett!
by Joshua Rutsky
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 23775

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Is there any chance a HS mirror of this will be held in the Southeast this year?
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16

Thanks to the amazing Neg 5, stats are available for this event already! For this event, we played preliminaries, then rebracketed teams for the playoff phase. While Neg 5 ranks the teams in the event, the actual order of finish is below the link: VARSITY: http://www.neg5.org:3000/t/ByRnhBS0/stats C...
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16

Field update posted for 9/29. Only two spots remain in the varsity field and one in the JV! Get your request in NOW.
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 96603

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Also, for the new name, may I suggest TOTAL? (Tournament Online Tracking And Logistics)
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 96603

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

So this is a very limited use feature that I'd love to see implemented at some point, but one thing that always made SQBS handy for me was that it allowed you to hold scrimmages using flexible teams and still compile data. Since you only get a "team playing itself" notice, not a hard stop or a hard ...
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16

This tournament is now a PACE Platinum Certified event.
by Joshua Rutsky
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9149

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

This is being looked into. Speaking as a regular staff member at ACE Camp and as AD for that camp site, I can say that ACE's staff are committed to giving campers a positive, helpful, and engaging camp experience, and that the staff at that camp was a great group of guys. If one of them did, for any...
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

ALABAMA PREVIEW: (Relocated from top of thread) I spent about two hours today writing a preview of the state, only to somehow delete it before I posted it. I am really, really, unhappy about that. I'm not going back and reconstructing all the PPG data and stuff I did right now, because I might lose ...
by Joshua Rutsky
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

That's a fair question, Brett, and I don't think it is too early to ask. In my opinion, Team Alabama absolutely should show improvement for next year. Sharath was outstanding at the tournament, and he is only going to improve, so if he returns, that's a big first step. The biggest obstacle from last...
by Joshua Rutsky
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34162

Alabama 2016-2017

(Alabama Preview 2016-17 has been relocated downthread. Here is the current calendar for Alabama and regional events. Please feel free to update me as you find out dates: September 3: (Labor Day Weekend) September 10: September 17: ASCA HS Fun Tournaments (Arab and LAMP HS); ASCA MS Fun Tournament (...
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: TENTATIVE: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/1

I am pleased to announce that Hoover will be mirroring the Harvard Fall Tournament as its varsity event this year! We will have a limited number of spaces, so teams interested in securing a spot should contact me or post here as early as possible to let me know.
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Hoover Invitational Tournament - (AL) 10/15/16

Coaches and Sponsors; Hoover High School would like to invite you to the 12th Annual Hoover Invitational Tournament, to be held at our school on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This event will, as usual, be split three ways: Novice, JV, and Varsity brackets. Novice teams (teams with minimal experience b...
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tourney in search of a set to mirror!
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

Tourney in search of a set to mirror!

The Hoover Invitational, one of the largest tourneys in the Southeast, is looking for a high-quality set to mirror on October 15th, 2016. We understand that this is a very early date, but we always schedule early, and we hope that one of the fine college or high school housewrites out there will be ...
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3698

Re: SCOP Novice 7 (October 2016-April 2017)

As usual, Hoover would like to mirror this for our Hoover Invitational, tentatively October 15th. Thank you!
by Joshua Rutsky
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 5479

Studying math theory

With the new move towards tossing up theoretical math in the last couple of years, and particularly coming off the NASAT, I was interested in hearing how people are studying or prepping math theory. Are there any good texts or clusters of information hat would help a team get started with this? I ha...
by Joshua Rutsky
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 45022

Re: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky

If there is a coach for either of the Ohio teams, would you please PM me? Thanks!
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue May 17, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6580

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

Just as an addendum, Hoover switched this year away from NAQT for our major tournament SPECIFICALLY because of this issue. We know that the NAQT sets are in very high demand in state, but we are also trying to promote opportunities for other teams to host in-state, and so we gave up our normal NAQT ...
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue May 10, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest for before-and-after contributions
Replies: 13
Views: 6454

Re: Gauging interest for before-and-after contributions

Dr. Prince-

I have a short (24 question) packet of pretty bad but possibly salvageable mash-up questions that I wrote for a local bar trivia night. Objects were thrown, leading me to believe that the packet has potential. I'll send them to you and if you can use them, please feel free.
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32978

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I had to take a couple days before I could post. This was a really, really tough year in ASCA, and Hoover took a really, really, tough set of losses at State. Three total matches decided by four questions is rough to get over, especially when two of them are the semifinals and the consolation match....
by Joshua Rutsky
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32978

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Quick results from today's Elite Meet:

1) Spain Park 10-1
2) Dorman A 9-2
3) Dorman B 8-3 (HTH)
4) Hoover A 8-3

Thanks to all the teams who attended. Full stats will be up soon.
by Joshua Rutsky
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32978

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Results have been posted for the ASCA JV, Small School, and Middle School championships: Middle School: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3654/stats/all_games/ JV: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3655/stats/all_games/ Small School: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3656/stats/...
by Joshua Rutsky
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32978

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I have now had multiple players ask about having a NASAT team from Alabama this year. The tourney is at UKentucky, which isn't that bad a drive, really, and it is really time we consider making this happen. Lee Henry and I have dIscussed this in the past, and I think that between the two of us we wo...
by Joshua Rutsky
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 45022

Re: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky

At this time, I feel confident enough to say that Alabama is looking into forming a team for NASAT this year with a serious intent to compete, not just pay lip service to the process. I hope to be able to say something former about this in the near future.