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by Rountree
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greenville Tournament Format Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 6049

Re: Greenville Tournametn Format Discussion

Andy, Perhaps. Perhaps not. It would certainly be an interesting question to ask players at tournaments: What do you enjoy the most about quizbowl? I am not sure many, if any of them, would say they liked "Part 3 of the bonuses" or "Hearing 20 tossups instead of 15" or "Playing 6 rounds instead of 5...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greenville Tournament Format Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 6049

Re: Greenville Tournametn Format Discussion

Fred, OK. I knew you weren't specifically focusing on the N. Greenville tournament. But, I don't feel any of us are in the position to fairly and accurately determine when accommodating more teams causes harm to other teams trying to improve. If being able to add more teams to a tournament by making...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Below is the current field (as of 10/27). We are up to 72 teams with a new Waiting List: 1. Alpharetta - 2 teams 2. Baconton Charter - 2 3. Bleckley County - 2 4. Blessed Trinity - 2 5. Brookwood - 4 6. CAK (TN) - 1 7. Cedar Shoals - 4 8. Centennial - 1 9. Central Gwinnett - 2 10. Creekview - 2 11. ...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greenville Tournament Format Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 6049

Re: Crusader Cup (N. Greenville U) 3 October 2009: NEW DATE

Andrew, You're not too idealistic. Believe me, I like having my teams, even my freshmen, hear all the questions (including the hard stuff) that they can (if possible). Most of my kids really enjoy quizbowl, and most of them want to get good at it by learning stuff beyond the basics. But, sometimes a...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greenville Tournament Format Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 6049

Re: Crusader Cup (N. Greenville U) 3 October 2009: NEW DATE

Andrew, you are correct and I agree with everything you say for many teams out there, especially the top 10-20% of teams. However, your last statement does not include a certain group of schools/students out there playing high school quizbowl today: those that do it for fun, to have a good time, and...
by Rountree
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

In (somewhat) continuation of what Ms. Hirsch wrote on the UGA Classic City thread, the top teams (at least those in 5A - I don't know enough about the other classifications) look to be quite strong again this year. Even though all of the top 4-5 teams were without 1-2 of their top players, I though...
by Rountree
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

Wes, I thought the questions were good to very good - quite appropriate for the teams in attendance and they were clue dense without rambling. There were a few repeats within 1-2 of the later rounds, but nothing that drastically affected the results. While the question difficulty did increase as the...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Additions to the Waiting List (as of 10/22): 2. Norcross - 2 teams 3. duPont Manual - 3 It looks like we are likely to expand the field again to include another 6 teams from the Waiting List, giving us 72 teams total (with duPont's C team as the #1 on the new Waiting List). I will post the updated f...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

Wes, Do you expect to post a final field update sometime today, or will we decide on the format tomorrow morning after all teams have arrived? Also, as you may have already surmised, saying the questions might be "a little difficult" could throw up some red flags for people - just a fair warning for...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8753

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

William,

It looks like you have 29 teams registered - is that correct? We would like to make it an even 30 with a 3rd team if possible. If I have counted incorrectly, please just add our 3rd team to the Waiting List. Thanks!
by Rountree
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Cathy, I agree with you: I don't think the SAT or the USC tournament are going to keep a lot of GA teams from going to your tournament. It wouldn't surprise me to see y'all get over 20 teams at Central. Also, I don't believe Brookwood is going to be able to make it up to Michigan after all, but I wi...
by Rountree
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Yeah, a whole month might be a bit ridiculous Andy :smile:. Boston is a cool town and we would like to get up there sometime in the future. I was happy we got to hear the HFT set last year at Rabun Gap, and I am glad another mirror is happening even closer this year. We will likely send our B (and m...
by Rountree
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)

I would actually like to hear his thoughts on nullification. Perhaps he could also speak upon the Essex Junto or Hartford Convention at the tournament. Yeah, I am a bit surprised too, particularly with Brookwood, Central, and Walton. However, that is the weekend before the BISB, so the Brookwood kid...
by Rountree
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Yes, it is always a good thing to get your questions several days in advance, particularly at a first tournament. I hope Central Gwinnett has the same fortune with the HFT in December. I am looking forward to both tournaments even though I will be in Michigan for Central's. Mr. Barry, does Brookwood...
by Rountree
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge at Clemson (11/14/09)

Dorman is bringing 7 teams! They must like you, John C. Calhoun, or both. That is awesome! Kinda surprised Southside, Spartanburg, and Irmo haven't registered yet.
by Rountree
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

The Hooch will be there with 1 team (sans 2 of our top players) and 1 buzzer. Any updates about the tournament format and field?

See you in the Classic City in a few days.
by Rountree
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 6181

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

11 rounds before 5pm - that would be fantastic! We are really excited about going to this tournament.
by Rountree
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Here is the current field (as of 10/19): 1. Alpharetta - 2 teams 2. Baconton Charter - 2 3. Bleckley County - 2 4. Blessed Trinity - 2 5. Brookwood - 4 6. CAK (TN) - 1 7. Cedar Shoals - 4 8. Centennial - 1 9. Central Gwinnett - 2 10. Creekview - 2 11. Danville (KY) - 2 12. Dorman (SC) - 3 13. Eastsi...
by Rountree
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 6181

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

Since we are traveling so far, whatever option gives us the most games possible while still finishing at a reasonable hour is the one we would prefer. I guess double elimination would be the closest to the actual HSNCT - not that we have to follow that format to the letter. I think 8+ rounds done by...
by Rountree
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Chattahoochee will also be at UGA with 1 team sans 2 of our top players - an ACT test I believe.

We will also have 1 team at the Cedar Shoals JV tournament that is happening down the street on the same day.
by Rountree
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Greg,

I am really glad y'all are continuing the Friday night rounds. Thanks for the prompt reply. See you on the 7th.
by Rountree
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

Wes, It is looking VERY doubtful that we will have 2 teams next weekend. There is an ACT that day and some band thing going on; consequently, we are losing a handful of Varsity players to both. Please reduce us to 1 team and 1 buzzer; hopefully, that will open up a spot for a team on your Waiting Li...
by Rountree
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

For what it's worth, I would recommend some GA teams to consider attending the tournament at Clemson (or Klimpson if you prefer :smile:) on 11/14. I am confident it will have some strong teams and questions.
by Rountree
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Greg,

Any word on if the Friday night rounds are back, and whether y''all are writing them or you are getting a set from HSAPQ?

Thanks!
by Rountree
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Well said Mr. Huff. This tournament has always been one of the bellwether tournaments of the fall season for our Team; one that everyone looks forward to. And, from speaking with many of my players in the past, I can safely say that part of that was due to the Friday games and the Swiss-pairing used...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Greg, I read somewhere else on the forums that y'all were getting rid of the Friday rounds. Is this true? If so, will all teams be guaranteed to hear 9 of the 10 rounds y'all are writing? If you are not guaranteeing at least 9 rounds, I can safely say that it makes little sense for us, financial or ...
by Rountree
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Georgia Academic Team Tournament (Postponed)
Replies: 33
Views: 6447

Re: North Georgia Academic Team Tournament (Jan 9, 2010)

Doesn't NAQT balance by the entire set and not by the individual round? Thus, it could happen that 1-2 math comp, 1-2 trash, and 1-2 current events tossups all come up in the first 16, while the last 4 tossups could be more academic in nature. As stated before, having 3-6 tossups out of 16 come from...
by Rountree
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

Wes, First, let me say I am glad y'all are getting a good response from so many teams. I hope this begins a trend for UGA tournaments, and that last year was just an aberration for UGA College Bowl. I am really looking forward to this tournament. Additionally, as your former Coach, I am very proud o...
by Rountree
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Below is the distribution for the CATT V on 12/12. 25 Tossups/10 Bonuses per round: 6/2-3 Social Studies (US, World, and European History, and the Social Sciences) 6/2-3 Literature (US, World, and British literature) 6/2-3 Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences) 2/1 Art ...
by Rountree
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

On to more germane discussions: Will any more GA teams be able to go to Vandy now that the date has moved from next weekend to 11/7? Chattahoochee was approved for next weekend's date, but we are waiting to hear back from the county about the new time. Fingers crossed because we always enjoy the Van...
by Rountree
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Mods: Could we move this entire exchange to the Theory section under the Distribution of the BISB topic? It would appear to fit in nicely there since a lot of people have a lot to say about this particular tournament.
by Rountree
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Here is the field update (as of 10/10): 1. Alpharetta - 2 teams 2. Bleckley County - 2 3. Brookwood - 4 4. Cedar Shoals - 3 5. Central Gwinnett - 2 6. Creekview - 2 7. Danville (KY) - 2 8. Dorman (SC) - 3 9. Grayson - 2 10. Hoover (AL) - 1 11. Lamar County - 2 12. Marist - 3 13. Ola - 3 14. TJ Class...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

It seems to me that the evolution of quizbowl questions is what is really at the heart of this rather heated debate. It also seems to me that instead of attacking what Brookwood has done in the past, we should look at the body of their work and judge what are they trying to do with their tournament,...
by Rountree
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--10/17/2009

Greg,

I have emailed you as well, but Chattahoochee will be there with 1 Varsity team and 2 buzzer systems. Thanks!
by Rountree
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament in Georgia (12/5/09)
Replies: 28
Views: 5439

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament in Georgia (12/5/09)

Cathy, We are sending our A team to Michigan that weekend, but our B and C teams would likely be interested in attending. I will speak with them and get back to you, but please keep us in mind when registering teams. Thanks and best of luck hosting this tournament. Is this your first one? I hope you...
by Rountree
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I would strongly agree with Gazi that NAQT questions and those of similar "style" are ideal, particularly in comparison to 1 sentence buzzer races or 6+ line novellas. I particularly like the fact that most of the NAQT questions I have read over the years are very well-edited in terms of grammar, sp...
by Rountree
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Central Gwinnett always improves as the year progresses. That is the mark of a fine program and coach. I expect nothing different from them this year. I agree with Mr. Barry that it would be awesome if there were several teams (more than 3-4) that truly had a legit shot at the State Championship in ...
by Rountree
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Wes, I will email you the Centennial sponsor's contact info; you should absolutely try to get them at your tournament. Kayhan, Your last statement remains a big question mark. Alpharetta and Centennial certainly have some very good players, but after they graduate, will there be a residual effect on...
by Rountree
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5903

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Adam, A few of the Chattahoochee players have expressed an interest to me in going to this. They said they wanted to write a packet too, even though they aren't required to do so. Have you heard anything from them? If so, please email me at school. I will be at the Alpharetta JV tournament that day,...
by Rountree
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Well, Chattahoochee played the first High-Q match of the season last night against Etowah. Chuck Dowdle, the host for the past 23 years, is retiring at the end of 2009, so they had a new host reading his first match. He was very nice and tried hard, but he has a long way to go to be as good as Chuck...
by Rountree
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 6181

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

Yes, we are going - just haven't sent in the registration form yet. We always try to attend at least one tournament outside the SE in the fall or spring before Nationals and this one fit best for us and our schedule. We look forward to playing many teams that we rarely, if ever, get to compete again...
by Rountree
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Brookwood is quite strong again, and, as usual, they will improve as the year goes on. I foresee a highly competitive 5A Varsity State Championship this year with so many good teams at the top: Alpharetta, Brookwood, Centennial, Central, Chattahoochee, Walton, and possibly a couple others. I don't p...
by Rountree
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

We did make a couple of small tweaks to the round format. Each round will now consist of the following 2 parts: 1. 15 2-3 sentence, pyramidal tossups worth 10 points each 2. 10 3-5 sentence, pyramidal tossups worth 10 points each, paired with 10 3-part bonuses worth up to 30 points each Here is the ...
by Rountree
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 8753

Re: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror

William,

Chattahoochee is very interested in attending this tournament with 2-3 teams. Also, do you need any additional workers? We might be able to send over a few of our juniors and seniors to help out. Just let me know. Thanks!
by Rountree
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6895

Re: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School

Here is the current field for the CATT V (as of 8/24/09) 1. Brookwood - 3-4 teams 2. Cedar Shoals - 3-4 3. Dorman - 2-3 4. Hoover - 1 5. Walton - 4-5 Interested (no confirmation yet): 1. LASA - 1 team 2. Southside - 1 I will continue to update the field every 2-3 weeks until November when I will upd...
by Rountree
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: UGA Classic City Classic 10/24

This date should work out well for us, so Chattahoochee will bring at least 2 teams to this tournament. (We may, in fact, be able to bring 3 teams.) Also, we will bring 2 buzzer systems. Thanks Wes!
by Rountree
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

For comparison purposes, here are the numbers of GA teams at the NSC since its creation in 1998: 1998 - 1 (Brookwood) 1999 - 1 (East Hall) 2000 - 3 (Brookwood, Duluth, Woodward) 2001 - 1 (Woodward) 2002 - 1 (Heritage) 2003 - 0 2004 - 0 2005 - 5 (Brookwood x 3, Heritage x 2) 2006 - 1 (Walton) 2007 - ...
by Rountree
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Douglass, I would agree that funding only contributes to part of the decrease in team participation. Of course, I never argued that it was a main reason, just that it was a reason. However, I will add to the lack of funding point by stating that some of these teams have no money not simply because t...
by Rountree
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56443

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Dwight, I don't have the time to reply individually to each of your points, but I hope I can provide some insight into what many GA teams and coaches think. Here are the points you made that I believe are valid among many members of the quizbowl community in my state: - Mid-level GA teams no longer ...
by Rountree
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 12867

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--10/17/2009

Greg,

This is a couple weeks earlier in October than it has typically been, correct? Is there a reason for the change of date? I don't think it will matter for us; I was just curious. Thanks!