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by Robbie Ram
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 25092

Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

No official registrations yet, but the following teams have expressed interest: Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (several teams likely) Longfellow MS Wilson HS (DC) Howard HS (MD) If you don't want to officially register yet but want to express interest, please post below and let me know how many ...
by Robbie Ram
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102943

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Thanks Sarah, Dr. Barnes, & Co., for a well-run and enjoyable tournament! I only wish we had gotten to play Charlottesville, Dorman B, & TJ B so we could see if we really deserved the #8 spot; based on both the prelim round statistics— and on how we just got absolutely smashed by every team we playe...
by Robbie Ram
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 25092

Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Thanks, Harry... we'll probably make an "official registration is now open" announcement at the MOHIT, so we should have pricing info and such by then. I imagine registration fees will be similar to virtually every other NAQT tournament in the region; i.e. around $60 per team before discounts for bu...
by Robbie Ram
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 25092

Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

This will be an official NAQT tournament using a standard IS question set-- probably IS-83 or IS-84 [TBD]. Note: "IS-84" would be IS-84A. Please note the difference between IS and IS "A" Thanks, I meant IS-85 but was typing too quickly... I will adjust the announcement accordingly. NAQT has confirm...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 25092

Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Note: "IS-84" would be IS-84A. Please note the difference between IS and IS "A"
Thanks, I meant IS-85 but was typing too quickly... I will adjust the announcement accordingly.
by Robbie Ram
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled
Replies: 117
Views: 25092

RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled

Due to a variety of local tournament conflicts and a general lack of space availability at Robinson between now and the end of the school year, I am disappointed to announce that the RAQIT I is cancelled... at least until 2009-10. :sad: Thanks for your support, and I hope we can make it happen somet...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102943

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Due to SAT testing and other student conflicts, we are down to 1 team rather than the 2 we originally planned to bring. Hopefully none of those four players will beg out at the last minute! Sarah (or whoever else is in charge of this tournament): FYI, I submitted a new registration for a single team...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

And finally, the "games played" for Elaine and Thomas don't add up correctly; admittedly, math isn't my strong point-- but I'm pretty sure that 1.0 + 1.0 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 1.0 = 5.0 (not 5.1), and 1.0 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 = 3.0 (not 2.9), as listed on their player detail tables. In fact,...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

Thanks for the stats, Greyson... Did Langley A really go 0-7 in the prelims? I think they beat us in the playoffs unless I'm seriously confused...ouch! And that's three rounds after we played WJ (who eventually finished the prelims 6-1-) and lost by only 5 points!. Chalk it up to weird NAQT-ness, I ...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

No one needs to be apologetic here in asking TJ folks to get the stats up. I mean, if anything, it's TJ people who are being rude and irresponsible. Part of the implied responsibility that comes with hosting quizbowl tournaments is posting stats, and hosts who don't do it are failing their job . . ...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8532

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Thanks to Auburn and Mr. Beeken for a well-run tournament. Everything was smooth if I remember correctly. I'll also chime in to agree that Matt & company did a great job with this tournament!We really enjoyed it... weird NAQT question distributions notwithstanding. I especially liked the re-bracket...
by Robbie Ram
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

Bad Boy Bill wrote:When can we expect to see stats?

ditto...
by Robbie Ram
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102943

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008 (Tentative)

MLWGS-Gir wrote: Confirmed Field:
Caesar Rodney HS (1)
James Monroe HS (1)
James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School (1)

Buzzers:
Caesar Rodney
James Monroe
Robinson (2)
That should be 2 *teams* & 1 *buzzer system* for Robinson— not vice-versa.
by Robbie Ram
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

It would have been nice if someone at TJ (*ahem*, Harry) had let me know that teams had dropped, since we tried to register *twice* now *and* left a post (with email address) on this thread saying "please let us know and/or save a spot for us if one comes open". One (vacation) day after 3 teams dro...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

Also, three teams have dropped, so if you wish to sign up, you can now. It would have been nice if someone at TJ (*ahem*, Harry) had let me know that teams had dropped, since we tried to register *twice* now *and* left a post (with email address) on this thread saying "please let us know and/or sav...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

Well, folks, it seems we hit the magic 48 team cap today. As Harry said, we do expect a few teams will drop out, so don't hesitate to sign up for the waiting list (so to speak) by posting your info here. I thought we registered early in September, but I see we're not on the "registered teams" list....
by Robbie Ram
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19492

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Sadly, we can't attend due to a taping for "It's Academic". I'm not sure how many other DC-area teams that affects on this date...

"Robbie Ram"
James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School
Fairfax, VA
by Robbie Ram
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31447

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

J. W. Robinson Secondary will be bringing one team for sure, more likely two teams, and possibly even three (!)-- pending the outcome of our It's Academic "newbies" meeting this Monday. We will "officially" register... um... eventually. Soon, even. Honest.
by Robbie Ram
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Fall Tournament at James Monroe
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Re: Possible Fall Tournament at James Monroe

Depending on the date, we will seriously consider attending.

Michael P. Campana, coach/ sponsor
"It's Academic" Quiz Bowl Team
James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School
Fairfax, VA
by Robbie Ram
Mon May 26, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12492

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

BTW, which 6-4 team(s) advanced the farthest? #48 Kellenberg Memorial A finished T-10th (someone in the playoff results thread said T-11th... but I really thought it was 10th) #31 Georgetown Day School finished T-17th #32 Maggie Walker A finished T-17th #38 J. W. Robinson Jr. Secondary finished T-1...
by Robbie Ram
Mon May 26, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Order Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: DACQ Order Problems

We have only received sets and study guides from August through January (by e-mail dated March 14) So, we need the sets and study guides from February on. Same here. We are still waiting for February, March, & April sets after we (finally) received the November through January packets— in March! We...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 10367

Re: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08

Any preliminary round results/ stats forthcoming? Thanks... From the department of redundancy department: will there ever be any preliminary round stats / records / data?? Inquiring minds want to know! Well... OK... at least I want to know...! Can I also politely suggest that Gonzaga start using SQ...
by Robbie Ram
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 33878

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

NAQT qualification can only be earned on the NAQT set. I presume both divisions' top 15% earn automatic bids. NAQT HS NCT qualification is now a moot point, since the HS NCT field is already completely filled (with a waiting list forming as well). So, if you haven't already qualified for the NAQT H...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 10367

Re: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08

Any preliminary round results/ stats forthcoming? Thanks...
by Robbie Ram
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

It looks like team member schedule conflicts will prevent Robinson from attending. :-(
by Robbie Ram
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

J. W. Robinson Secondary (VA) will probably attend (...I need to talk to my team this afternoon to confirm, but save us a spot until further notice). We will bring 1 team & 1 buzzer set.
by Robbie Ram
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24522

The Liberty district is too strong...the other districts are much weaker. The Liberty District will always be "too strong" as long as TJ is in it... that's just the way it is. Excluding TJ, the top Concorde & Patriot District teams are comparable to the top Liberty teams (...emphasis on excluding T...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8272

Theoretically the NAQT state championship tournament could be moved from April to March 1, then move the invitational to sometime in April. You mean moving it to February 23 in place of the current tournament, right? When I looked at the schedule and noticed a slew of state championships on March 1...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24522

I have the results for most of the VHSL AAA Northern District matches & AAA Northern Region tournament matches (though in the regional tournament I only have the scores for the matches in which my team was involved), and I have listed them below. All matches were held on January 5, 2008 at Edison HS...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8272

FYI, here's NAQT's official "geographic exclusivity' policy from their website ( http://www.naqt.com/hs/geographic-exclusivity.html ): Hosts specify the exclusivity that they want by providing a list of states; NAQT will not allow another tournament to be hosted in any of those states using the sam...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8272

FYI, here's NAQT's official "geographic exclusivity' policy from their website ( http://www.naqt.com/hs/geographic-exclusivity.html ): Hosts specify the exclusivity that they want by providing a list of states; NAQT will not allow another tournament to be hosted in any of those states using the same...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8272

What probably happened here is that I don't think DACQ asked for any geographic exclusivity for their tournament because the teams are from all over, but they *did* specifically request IS-74 because they wanted the last IS set issued for the year (in the hopes that the question selection, quality, ...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 14971

Any more field updates for this tournament?
by Robbie Ram
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23083

Agreed, Evan. Jacob did a fine job for his 1st tournament... and I hope I didn't come across too harshly in my previous post. We really did have fun... we were just hoping to be more competitive in our last two matches whether we were playoff-bound or not, and we thought the wacky power pairings (fo...
by Robbie Ram
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23083

power pairings & general tournament impressions

I have to agree with the disappointment about power pairings. Going into the 4th round we were 2-1 after losing to Hunter College by less than 100 and then beating Centennial B and MWGS B. So who do we get for round 4? RM A-- who have a record of 3-0. :shock: Yikes. OK, but that's not all... after l...
by Robbie Ram
Wed May 23, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date claimings for DC/MD/VA area tournaments for 2007-08
Replies: 19
Views: 7313

Date claimings for DC/MD/VA area tournaments for 2007-08

Last year the quizbowl forum had a thread for DC/MD/VA (and perhaps other Mid-Atlantic area) teams who typically host tournaments to tentatively announce/claim dates for the upcoming school year. The idea was to try to prevent host schools from schedule conflicts-- i.e. two regional tournaments on t...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30620

Re: location of the "Lecture Hall"?

Directions to Fairfax campus: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html The campus map with lecture hall highlighted: http://coyote.gmu.edu/map/maphtml/lh1.html Robinson Hall: http://coyote.gmu.edu/map/maphtml/rha1.html for building A, next door is building B. Thanks Dr. Chuck... By the way...
by Robbie Ram
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30620

location of the "Lecture Hall"?

Can anyone give me some simple directions from Braddock Road to the GMU "Lecture Hall"? I know it's not *that* big a campus, but I don't want to have to go look at every building either...

--Robbie Ram
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30620

Whoops. I did the same thing, asking the director of the Northern Region's tournament to forward the announcement. I also sent a notice to the district contacts in other groups within a 2-hour drive of Fairfax. Well, great minds think alike, I guess... but that still won't reach the Maryland or DC ...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30620

mass email to area academic teams

Dr. Chuck, I started the ball rolling for you by forwarding a notice of this tournament (via email) to all the VHSL Northern Region teams with a link back to this announcement. If you'd like, I can mine the emails I've gotten from other tournaments in this region this year to send the info & link to...
by Robbie Ram
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30620

James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School

We will plan to make the long trek to GMU and bring 1 or 2 teams to this tournament. We would be in the "haven't yet qualified for PACE or NAQT HSNCT" pool.

Thanks,
Robbie Ram
James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School
(2 blocks south of GMU in scenic Fairfax, VA)
by Robbie Ram
Sun May 07, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery Rumble on the Pike III
Replies: 49
Views: 20443

Rumble on the Pike field

Robinson will be bringing 2 teams.

We're new to this tournament (and the PACE format), so our goal is mostly to not embarass ourselves too badly...
by Robbie Ram
Sun May 07, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5169

Re: Midwest Championship

Thanks, that makes sense.

One more thing, though... aren't there any Indiana teams who are going to the Midwest Championships? I'm asking because I don't see any Indiana teams in the HS NCT field. Is it just not a big quiz bowl/NAQT state?
by Robbie Ram
Sun May 07, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5169

HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?

Just curious... what happens to the "top 4%" from the scheduled May 13 NAQT-IS tournaments (e.g. the "Midwest Championship" in Indiana) who would have otherwise qualified to attend the HS NCT but *can't* now because the field is already full? Will they be automatically eligible for the 2007 HS NCT o...