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by Rountree
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56554

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Some Chattahoochee players have played at a few college tournaments in the past couple years, but it has been a rarity for the most part. I think many high school kids in this area do know about college tournaments and either don't want to go, can't go because they don't have the money or means to t...
by Rountree
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 9785

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)

It's all good amigo. Go ahead and put us down for a couple teams. We will bring a couple buzzers too. Thanks!
by Rountree
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 9785

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/09 (Spartanburg, SC)

So this tournament has already happened? :grin:
by Rountree
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56554

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

No new posts in 10 days on our state's thread. Maybe the ranking of Brookwood, Chattahoochee, and Walton as preseason top 50 teams will elicit some discussion?
by Rountree
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/23/10 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 46
Views: 9785

Re: Dorman Cavalier Challenge - 1/17/09 (Spartanburg, SC)

I am guessing you meant to title this 1/23/10 and not 1/17/09? :grin:
by Rountree
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Crusader Cup (N. Greenville U) 3 October 2009: NEW DATE
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

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

Unfortunately, you will lose many, if not most, GA and SC teams with this new date James. That is the weekend of Walton's tournament; they routinely get 40-60 teams to come to their tournament from GA and SC. What was wrong with the 17th might I ask?
by Rountree
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56554

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

GA will have several strong teams in 5A this year at the Varsity level - perhaps as many as we have had in the recent (or not so recent) past. I would include in this group the following schools (in alphabetic order): Alpharetta, Brookwood, Centennial, Central Gwinnett, Chattahoochee, and Walton. Ot...
by Rountree
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6933

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

Here is the current field for the CATT V (as of 8/9/09)

1. Brookwood - 3-4 teams
2. Cedar Shoals - 3-4
3. Dorman - 2-3
4. Walton - 4-5

I will update the field every 2-3 weeks until November when I will try to update it more frequently.
by Rountree
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT V - (12/12/09) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 22
Views: 6933

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

Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce the 5th Annual CATT (Chattahoochee Academic Team Tournament). Unlike previous years, 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 q...
by Rountree
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 35
Views: 3897

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl November 21, 2009

Matt, I don't believe it is unique to Georgia. I know of at least 1 other house-written tournament currently posted on these boards (Ezell Harding) that also uses that same nomenclature to describe their distribution. Perhaps a more thorough investigation would yield others like these two? Maybe the...
by Rountree
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 35
Views: 3897

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl November 21, 2009

Andy, I couldn't agree with you more about a lack of consensus on a preferred format/distribution on these boards, much less the larger quiz bowl community not represented here. However, I find your last comment the most interesting because it is so different from what is generally settled (among mo...
by Rountree
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial in Tuscaloosa, AL 9/5/09
Replies: 22
Views: 3523

Re: William R. King Memorial in Tuscaloosa, AL 9/5/09

Have y'all settled on a set yet, or did I miss an email somewhere along the way? I really need to know as I finish scheduling our tournaments for the fall. Thanks!
by Rountree
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kennesaw State Academic Tournament (Sep 12, 2009)
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Kennesaw State Academic Tournament (Sep 12, 2009)

Chattahoochee will have at least 2 teams there. Will there be a separate JV Division for 9th and 10th graders?
by Rountree
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7163

Re: ACE Camp

Actually, ACE would love to do a camp on the West Coast at some point in the future, should there be sufficient interest. We are always interested in exploring new sites convenient for interested quiz bowlers. As for the Mt. St. Mary's camp held in July of 2007 and 2008, that location went from 47 c...
by Rountree
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7163

Re: ACE Camp

I am teaching the Brit Lit course. Mr. Allen from NKC is teaching the Ancient Lit course, which includes Greek, Roman, Indian, and Mesopotamian literature I believe. There is very little, if any, overlap with my courses. Basically, British Literature at ACE is divided into 3 groups: 1. Pre-Shakespea...
by Rountree
Wed May 13, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I was only working with the numbers of what actually happened at Dorman, not what should have happened. I based my numbers on the final Taft report of the tournament and not what I thought had happened. I apologize that I missed the second team that played 11 games, but I only see 1 team with 10 gam...
by Rountree
Wed May 13, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I am not sure it is a question of finishing as early as possible for some coaches/teams, although many teams do have to pay for the use of their school's facilities (which includes janitor fees); thus, the longer the tournament runs, the more they have to pay. This can really eat into a team's budge...
by Rountree
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Cathy, I think your suggestions are solid and I will bring them to the GATA board meeting with me. While I do not claim to know all the reasons why things have been done the way they are, I will offer my ideas as to some of the possibilities. 1) In regard to the 2-day format of the GATA Varsity Stat...
by Rountree
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Mike, what I am saying is quite simple: converting most of the points round after round is better than not. It isn't anything more difficult than that. Of course this is a truism, but I am stating it to illustrate the point that simply because all or most of the points are scored by the top teams in...
by Rountree
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Mike, the point I am making is that regardless of my personal thoughts about the difficulty of the questions, I would prefer to see most of the points scored in a game. It is immaterial whether my team is playing or not. I like to see kids getting questions - I don't particularly care if it is on a ...
by Rountree
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Mike, I am not arguing that there are only 2 choices - either most of the points are scored on easy questions or they are not scored on hard questions - thus, my statement is not a false dilemma. I am simply stating an opinion that I prefer games where most points are scored to those where most poin...
by Rountree
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I agree and disagree with many of comments here. Yes, the set was easy and fast (as most JV sets tend to be). Yes, there were a few too many "trash" clues mixed in (1 clue is too many in my opinion). No, this was not the worst set I have ever heard/read (particularly not for the JV level). Additiona...
by Rountree
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Anyone got some predictive power about this weekend? I know Alpharetta will be very good on those questions, but who else will compete to be in the top 4? I am guessing the usual suspects, but I have not seen all the JV teams this year to know for sure. Anyway, best of luck to everyone in 5A - see y...
by Rountree
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman "Season Ender" - 5/2/09 (Spartanburg, SC)
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: Dorman "Season Ender" - 5/2/09 (Spartanburg, SC)

Claudette: what a crazy 17 minutes they were! How have you been?

Also, I couldn't agree more with what Ms. Hirsch wrote. She nailed it in her description of Dorman's tournaments. Hope to see you there in May!
by Rountree
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

You can watch the show Monday, May 18th.
by Rountree
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

My team used similar methods of preparation at practice over the course of the year; I think it certainly helped us. However, I still believe the set was easier than previous years. Here are some numbers to corroborate what I mean about the overall difficulty of the Finals in comparison to other rec...
by Rountree
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Congrats to all the teams that came out in 5A, especially Walton who played a nearly flawless and incredibly fast State Championship game against us. Here are the final rankings (and their seeds going into the Playoffs): 1. Walton (2) 2. Chattahoochee (1) 3. Brookwood (4) 4. Central Gwinnett (3) 5. ...
by Rountree
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

William, I missed Duluth somewhere along the way, so with 17 Varsity teams we will be not be playing in 2 brackets of 8.
by Rountree
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

In 5A, we can add the following teams to the field: Norcross and Parkview (this gives us 16 teams total). This should be a very competitive field. (On a tangentially related note, the Gwinnett Magnet School did not request membership in the GHSA this year (nor did they join GATA for that matter), so...
by Rountree
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Crusader Cup (3/21/09) N. Greenville Univ. (Tigerville,SC)
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: Crusader Cup (3/21/09) N. Greenville Univ. (Tigerville,SC)

Chattahoochee is planning on sending 1 team that is an amalgamation of A, B, and C Teamers to the Jag Bowl at Cedar Shoals next weekend. Would your tournament be opposed to allowing us to send our other (non-Jag Bowl-attending) A and B Teamers to your tournament? We were looking for a tournament tha...
by Rountree
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

That sounds like quite an exciting match. I wish I could say the same about ours, but we were beaten by about 200 points. Anyway, as GATA's Treasurer, I know that they have yet to register for the GATA JV State Tournament (but they still have until April, so who knows?) For your other question, my b...
by Rountree
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

William, Chattahoochee A was the 4th seed with the GMSMST being the 5th seed going into the playoffs. The Magnet school beat us (badly) in the Quarters before losing a tight Semifinal match to Ezell Harding who y'all then beat badly (from what I heard). The tournament ran very efficiently, as usual,...
by Rountree
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Sorry William, I didn't get on the GA thread Tuesday. No, I wasn't excited about the Fulton County tournament - never have been, never will be - unless it greatly improves. Were you? I think I know your answer. :smile: Brief Results: 1. Centennial: 7-1 (lost to Northview in final game by 1 question ...
by Rountree
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Allow me to clarify William: I meant the same boat in terms of tournaments attended, not of skill-level. I don't presume to know Alpharetta's skill level as compared to Norcross' skill level - we have only played Norcross once this year so I have little data to go on. I have seen both teams at a han...
by Rountree
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Yeah, we don't get any money from our school or county either. We used to several years back, but they got rid of that moola long before the current budget crunch. What money we do have, we raise all on our own. Moving on to more pressing issues: 5A Varsity State is going to be a "helluva tournament...
by Rountree
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College 1/24/09- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

Re: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College 1/24/09- REGISTRATION CLOSED

After discussing on the GA thread with Central's coach, we determined the final results were: 1. Dorman A (11-1) - only loss was to Central A in prelims by a question (played tournament without Freddy) 2. Alpharetta (10-2) - lost to Dorman A twice; first game was close and Finals was 200+ points 3. ...
by Rountree
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Cathy, thanks for the correction. I must have misheard someone say Dorman B for Central B - oops! I remember hearing about a consolation game, but it was already 6pm and we were ready to go, so 3rd/3rd it is. I assume that means Central B was the other team in the playoffs that I could not remember?...
by Rountree
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Quick results from Berry College this weekend (from what I remember or was told by other coaches/players): 1. Dorman A (11-1) - played without Freddy and lost to Central Gwinnett in prelims by a question 2. Alpharetta (10-2) - lost to Dorman A twice; first game was close, Finals game was 200+ points...
by Rountree
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I agree with Arvind: GATA Varsity State is still an open race for the top 4 spots with Alpharetta, Brookwood, Chattahoochee, and Walton likely among the top 4 (in some order). To clarify, the Hooch has split its games against Brookwood (2-2) and Walton (3-3) this year while maintaining a winning rec...
by Rountree
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8678

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Chattahoochee High School might be sending 1 team to this if a spot in the field is still available. If someone from UGA could let me know about availability here on the board or at my address below, I would be most appreciative.
by Rountree
Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.
Replies: 19
Views: 3671

Re: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.

Final Varsity Results of the CATT 4:

1. Dorman A
2. Brookwood A
3/4. Walton A and James Island - did not play a Consolation Match

Thank you to all the teams that came to the CATT 4. We hope you had a great time, and we will see you next year!
by Rountree
Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.
Replies: 19
Views: 3671

Re: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.

Quick Varsity Results:

Dorman A and Brookwood A are playing in the Championship.

James Island had to leave and they took 4th place. Walton was the other Semifinal loser, so they took 3rd.

Final results to follow.
by Rountree
Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.
Replies: 19
Views: 3671

Re: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.

Quick JV Results from the CATT 4:

1. Alpharetta A
2. Dorman A
3. Walton A
4. Alpharetta B

Varsity is playing the Semifinals right now - results coming soon!
by Rountree
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35807

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Chris: Even if you don't get quite the turnout you had hoped for tomorrow, you guys still have a spring tournament to look forward to. I would be more than happy to help you promote that at the CATT 4 next weekend (assuming you have already set a date). This weekend just turned out to be a tough Sat...
by Rountree
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Statistical Tiebreakers
Replies: 47
Views: 43521

Re: Statistical Tiebreakers

Matt: Are you talking about 35 PPG over the course of an entire tournament that is true round-robin, or one that has several divisions of teams? If it is the former kind of tournament, then state so explicitly; if it is the latter one, then your argument holds little weight since common opponents mu...
by Rountree
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)
Replies: 30
Views: 9961

Re: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)

Tim: Do we have a field update coming, or are the 8 teams you have already posted going to be the final field? Also, given all the discussion on this thread about round-robins, playoffs, tie-breakers, etc., have y'all determined a final schedule for the tournament? If so, could you let me know? (If ...
by Rountree
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)
Replies: 30
Views: 9961

Re: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)

Tim: Thanks for the clarification. We certainly want to play the rounds you guys have taken the time to produce (as long as that results in a winner determined in a fair manner.) For instance, if we play a single round-robin and Team A is 9-0 while Team B is 8-1, I do not see the point in playing mo...
by Rountree
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)
Replies: 30
Views: 9961

Re: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)

Well said Charlie.
Donald, I disagree, but let's leave this discussion for theory. (I wonder, though, are you talking about a tie between 2 teams or between multiple teams with the same record?)
No worries Andrew.
Well argued Mike - your knowledge of statistical analysis is far better than mine.
by Rountree
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)
Replies: 30
Views: 9961

Re: University of Georgia- Classic City Classic III (12/06/08)

Agreed Charlie. (BTW, good luck against Oklahoma this weekend - y'all will need it.) Playing more quiz bowl is, of course, preferable to playing less quiz bowl, but that is not what I was asking about or arguing for. I asked how the playoffs were going to work based on the number of teams in attenda...