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by Rountree
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2010-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 10039

Re: Alabama 2010-2011

I don't claim to know the Alabama circuit that well, but I do know this: involved coaches make a big difference. I think DAR, Hoover, and Columbia are/will be very competitive teams (in this part of the country for sure) by season's end (if not before). This is due, at least in part, to their coach'...
by Rountree
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7438

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

With about 2.5 weeks to go before GATA Fall, here are our current fields: Chattahoochee Site: Regular Division - Berkmar -- 2 teams Blessed Trinity -- 1 team Brookwood -- 2 teams Cedar Shoals -- 2 teams Centennial -- 2 teams Central Gwinnett -- 2 teams Chattahoochee -- 2 teams Flowery Branch -- 2 te...
by Rountree
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 10114

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

Fred,

Not that we were a top 15 finisher last year, and we didn't attend PACE, but Chattahoochee returns everyone from its A Team that finished t-17th at the HSNCT except for Connie (who was awesome). For what it's worth, we also return everyone from our HSNCT B Team.
by Rountree
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

In case you need a Registration Form for school purposes, here it is. Thanks!
by Rountree
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

Below is a VERY early field (as of 8/29). I will bump this thread about every 2-3 weeks until a month or so before the CATT VI, at which time I will update the field 1-2 times a week. CATT VI Field: Alpharetta - 1 Brookwood - 2 Danville - 2 Dorman - 2 For the moment, we are going to cap registration...
by Rountree
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 5760

Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Matt, not that there is a rush, but when do you think full stats will be up? Thanks in advance.
by Rountree
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 5760

Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Matt, Thank you for hosting the tournament, especially so early in the year. It was great to play on an IS set with NAQT rules (except for clocks) in August! I just wish we had been able to stay longer to play out the remaining round(s), but we had to leave because of the time. And, of course, congr...
by Rountree
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV (10/30/10)--Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 3391

Re: Alpharetta JV (10/30/10)--Fall Novice Mirror

William,

Please go ahead and reserve 2 spots for Chattahoochee. We will try to bring a 3rd team like last year, but I can't commit to that yet. Also, we can bring 2 buzzer systems (maybe even a 3rd if you really need it). Thanks!
by Rountree
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

That is excellent to hear William. We are hoping for another strong field at the CATT, and Alpharetta's attendance certainly adds to that possibility. I will reserve y'all at least one spot in the field.
by Rountree
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

Now that Aaron has posted the pertinent information about the set, I am pleased to announce that Chattahoochee will be mirroring the BATE High School Tournament at the CATT VI this year. We are looking forward to another excellent iteration of the CATT! Thanks to all the writers who made this set ha...
by Rountree
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce the 6th Annual CATT (Chattahoochee Academic Team Tournament). Like last year, the tournament will NOT feature split Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions. JV teams/players are, of course, still welcome to attend, but they will play on the same question...
by Rountree
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7438

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

Just an update about GATA Fall: it looks like we will be using NAQT IS-97A. Again, this will be the same set used at both tournament sites, Chattahoochee and Bleckley County. Note: this is the set being used at the University of Alabama's tournament on September 18th, so please be cognizant of that ...
by Rountree
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17883

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010 (tentatively)

Chattahoochee will most likely be at this with 1 team. The 23rd or the 30th makes little difference to us. If I had to pick, I would pick the 23rd. Thanks!
by Rountree
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5511

Re: Wright State Rowdy Raider Invitational - December 4, 2010

David,

This tournament might fit perfectly into our schedule for the fall. Please mark us down as strongly interested for 1 team with 1-2 buzzer systems. Thanks!
by Rountree
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Tournament at Alabama - 9/18/10
Replies: 53
Views: 9216

Re: William Rufus King Tournament at Alabama - 9/18/10

AJ, You might not be concerned with this, but most GA schools do not start school for at least another week (after this one), so having an early registration deadline on the first day of August (and a month and a half before the actual tournament) will be difficult for most GA teams to meet. I know ...
by Rountree
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2010-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7438

Re: Georgia 2010-2011

To piggy-back on what Ms. Hirsch posted, the GATA Fall tournament will take place at 2 locations on the same day, October 16th: Bleckley County HS and Chattahoochee HS. We will be using an NAQT A Set TBD. We hope to pull at least 16 teams to both locations. In regard to JV in GA for 2010-2011, I can...
by Rountree
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 5760

Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Matt,

We might be interested in coming to your tournament even though it is after our first week of school. Do you know what IS set you are using yet? That info could really help me as I start to build our schedule for the fall. Thanks!
by Rountree
Wed May 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Thank you Mr. Meade. Back to the relevant discussion of GA teams at Nationals: I actually believe Chris is on target other with some of his picks. (I misinterpreted your statement about the Berry tournament, Chris, because you said GA tournaments use single elimination playoffs, which GATA did not u...
by Rountree
Wed May 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6560

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

In regard to non-GA people posting on the GATA forums, I guess it never occurred to the board that this would even be an issue. I guess we thought since it is called the GATA forum or Georgia Quizbowl forum, only GA people, coaches and players, would post there. In contrast, this forum calls itself ...
by Rountree
Wed May 26, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6560

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Of course I told my players not to post on here. Of course, in the same breath, I also encouraged them to read these boards for many of the valuable insights they provide. One of the main reasons I asked my kids not to post is the same reason that Mrs. Hirsch pointed out: the civil discussions here ...
by Rountree
Tue May 04, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5474

Re: 2010 ACE

By the way Mr. Rountree, do you think that you are going to be teaching Modern World Literature again? No, not the same Modern World Literature course again. However, my new Short Fiction class will have several non-American and non-British works in it. As examples, think of stories like "In a Grov...
by Rountree
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?

Coach Blessman,

Are you still looking for some questions? I have a handful that I would be willing to contribute. You can email me at the address to the right.
by Rountree
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)

Great news, Nick! We had a parent volunteer to drive the Team, so we are back in the mix. The Hooch will have 1 (one) team there on Saturday with 1 (one) buzzer still.
by Rountree
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5474

Re: 2010 ACE

Scott, We look forward to having you back at ACE this summer. Mr. Huff is correct; hopefully, we will have a preliminary announcement for classes in the next couple of weeks. For now, though, I am pretty confident I can tell you what I will be teaching: Brit Lit II (1798 and after), Shakespeare, and...
by Rountree
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)

Nick,

Unfortunately, our parent driver for Saturday had to pull out, so our attendance is very much up in the air right now pending another parent stepping up to take the Team. Sorry about this. Hopefully, we can still make it. I will keep you posted.
by Rountree
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

this year our graduation falls on the same Saturday I completely understand. That same thing has happened to us in the past as well. Luckily, our graduation is the Saturday before the HSNCT this year, so it's not an issue. Of course, we have only 1 senior on the Team this year, so it wouldn't have ...
by Rountree
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

This is still somewhat questionable for us. I am sorry to hear that Andrew. Hopefully, the travel arrangements will work out for y'all. Is the HSNCT out of the question this year for Norcross? I know y'all have gone the past 3 years to Chicago. Again, hopefully, y'all can make it to one of the nati...
by Rountree
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Yeah, I saw that too yesterday, and was happy to see that GA is sending just as many teams to nationals this year as we did last year (9 and counting: 7 to the HSNCT and 2 to the NSC). I was afraid that might not happen after speaking with some of the teams during the year; there were lots of concer...
by Rountree
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XIII Information Page from Cedar Shoals
Replies: 18
Views: 2938

Re: TRASHionals XIII Information Page from Cedar Shoals

When can we expect that "Gameday Information" Mr. Corso?
by Rountree
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Thanks William. I, too, would like to see 20/20 next year, if possible. I think you did a good job creating both of your options of 20/20 rounds. I am not sure which one I like better actually.
by Rountree
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)

Chattahoochee will be there with 1 (one) team and, most likely, 1 (one) buzzer system. Thanks!
by Rountree
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8552

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

Yes, it did. We left the Norcross Prison-Bowl mirror and made it to Clemson on Saturday night just in time to hear the set. My kids really enjoyed it. Nice job Dan!
by Rountree
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)

As for Mudkip, I know Robin emailed William Horton and the Chattahoochee player contact about joining forces as "Chatta-retta" or "Alpha-hoochee" as Mr. Horton wants to play but space doesn't allow for him to be solo. Each player would then just pay $25 per person to play. We should know soon the o...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

William, Because I value your opinion, because I am genuinely curious, and because I will, as Mr. Barry noted, be bringing up motions for some possible changes at the next GATA board meeting in May, I would like your responses to my following queries regarding your earlier points: 1. Ties (at least ...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)

It looks like it is 80% certain that a "team" from Chattahoochee will be there. There are at least 2 players that are planning to attend; hopefully, we will get 4 to commit. Since I will not be able to attend, the "team" will be called "Mudkip."
by Rountree
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Centennial was the cream of the crop this year, both at 5A State Varsity and 5A State JV - they went undefeated at both tournaments! Bravo to them. Clearing that field on Saturday by 2 games was impressive to say the least. They had some close games against the 4 other top teams, but they found ways...
by Rountree
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 4812

Re: Keeping individual stats

I almost always keep individual scores for my players, round by round, at tournaments. However, I don't go to a tournament expecting individual stats to be kept. And, I am not disappointed if they aren't. Probably the major reason for my approach is that I keep stats quite differently than the compu...
by Rountree
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

William, Mr. Barry and Mr. Burns can correct me on any of these points, but I believe GATA rules state that win/loss record, head-to-head, then points are used to rank teams. Ties in record are also broken by head-to-head result then points. Obviously, this becomes problematic with the dreaded 3-way...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I can see both sides of the argument regarding a one-day vs. two-day event, but I lean strongly to the one-day side this year. Certainly getting home later in the evening on Saturday is a consequence of the location (for metro-ATL teams at least), but it is more a function of making it a full round ...
by Rountree
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2840

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

As this was my first time playing in an all Trash tournament, I must say I had a good time. Nice job to the writers of the TBS VIII, and thanks to Robin for hosting this year's event so close "by the sea" :grin:. Hopefully, I can make it again next year. Thanks also to Nick for allowing me to repres...
by Rountree
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Final Standings:

1. Westminster A
2. Peachtree A
3. Trickum A
4. Taylor Road
Quarterfinalists:
Duluth A and B, Webb Bridge A, and South Forsyth

Thanks to everyone for coming. We hope you enjoyed the competition.
by Rountree
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

I will update some round-by-round stats in this post. Round 1: High Score - 600 Low Score - 30 Average Score - 284 Round 2: High Score - 560 Low Score - 0 Average Score - 278 Round 3: High Score - 550 Low Score - 40 Average Score - 295 Round 4: High Score - 500 Low Score - 10 Average Score - 258 Rou...
by Rountree
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Rounds began about 15 minutes ago. Final Field: Autrey Mill - 2 Chamblee - 2 Dodgen - 1 Duluth - 2 Haynes Bridge - 2 Hebron Christian - 1 Holcomb Bridge - 2 Mabry - 1 Marist - 2 Paideia - 3 Peachtree - 2 Piney Grove - 3 River Trail - 1 South Forsyth - 1 Sweetwater - 1 Taylor Road - 1 Trickum - 2 Web...
by Rountree
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

If GATA were to move the 4A/5A Varsity State Championship back to the metro-ATL next year, I am sure there are a few schools around here that would be willing to host the event, including us here at the Hooch. Of course, we could just move the tournament back to a more geographically central locatio...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)
Replies: 44
Views: 8552

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl (3/6+7/10)

The top 4 after the 7 team complete round robin prelims were reseeded for the playoffs, based on record and average points. Those 4 then played another round robin. Dorman A went 3-0, Dorman B went 2-1, Chattahoochee went 1-2, and Southside went 0-3. I believe the top 4 finishes were 1. Dorman A (8-...
by Rountree
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8493

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Norcross,

Well done on bringing together such a strong field - maybe the strongest of the year in the SE. We are really looking forward to it! See you tomorrow.
by Rountree
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8493

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Chattahoochee will bring 2 teams and 2 buzzer systems on Saturday. Thanks!
by Rountree
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Ha, ha, ha! Y'all make me laugh. Seriously, though, we are looking forward to next year, getting to play a whole new set of teams at the State Championships. In fact, many of the 4A teams, like Heritage, Lakeside, and Marist, we rarely (if ever) get to play during the year, so it should be fun. In r...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Chattahoochee Middle School CATT - 3/20/2010

Field update as of 3/2 (less than 3 weeks out). We are close to filling up. School - Teams - Buzzers: Autrey Mill – 2 – 1 Chamblee – 2 – 2 Dodgen – 1 – 0 Duluth – 2 – 2 Haynes Bridge – 2 – 2 Hebron Christian – 1 – 0 Holcomb Bridge – 1 – 1 Mabry – 1 – 1 Marist – 2 – 1 Paideia – 2 – 2 Peachtree – 1 – ...
by Rountree
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55639

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Jeff,

Thanks a bunch for posting the results at JV State from all 5 classifications. It is particularly helpful for us, since we will be dropping down to 4A next year, to see who the top teams will be in the future.