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by pretzeldude92
Fri May 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18197

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

I believe I booked the Marriott Fairfax for GH. If anyone is there and wants Dan's cell phone to scrimmage or hang out, hit me up here or via email and I'll put you in touch with him. We'll be there tomorrow night, since staying overnight tonight would be silly, as it is only a 1.5 hour drive. I'm ...
by pretzeldude92
Sun May 11, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14416

Re: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1

I'm certain Rappahannock County will be bringing a buzzer system.
by pretzeldude92
Fri May 02, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15361

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

pblessman wrote:1. Our goldfish was actually a mutant with thumbs... and a HUGE brain... no fair. Next time we'll play against a lamp.
Objection. We played against a lamp. Not a legitimate excuse. Lamps are very powerful players. They are very bright. I'm sorry. Pardon the pun.
by pretzeldude92
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15361

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Well, I just sent Rapp's results in, and I must say, this was very fun. We played against a lamp that has moving (mechanically, of course) aqualife inside. And we beat the lamp. Yay!
by pretzeldude92
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3674

Re: Spring KMO's

Our A team got a 1463 here in Rapp.

B team got a 968.
by pretzeldude92
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3176

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

From what I gather, if all of my math is correct, the top 8 standings were: 1. Maggie Walker A (11-1, 7-1) 2. TJ A (10-2, 6-2) 3. Maggie Walker B (9-2, 5-2) 4. Collegiate (8-3, 4-3) 5. TJ C (7-4, 3-4) 6. TJ B (6-5, 2-5) 7. Cave Spring (5-6, 1-6) 8. Rappahannock (4-7, 1-6) The second record is record...
by pretzeldude92
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3176

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

Yeah, Rapp Co. wishes to be placed in the small school division, but unless other schools like St. Christopher's, Eastern Montgomery, etc. sign up, there won't be one, which is unfortunate. It is certainly harder for small schools to hang with the big dawgs, but that occurs, oh well. I guess a three...
by pretzeldude92
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3176

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

Rapp is going, although we are scrambling to get a team together. Is Cave Spring signed up for the small school division, assuming there is one?
by pretzeldude92
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15361

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Rappahannock County, Virginia would like to field one team, but I don't think my coach/school knows how to use PayPal. If possible, could we mail it also?
by pretzeldude92
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

Re: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate

I just wanted to say that this tournament was awesome, one of the best we've been to. It was definately a great warm-up for states on Saturday. I was a little surprised (happy surprised) that I finished 3rd in individual scoring. I was also amused when TJ A negged 8 times against us. That has never ...
by pretzeldude92
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

AJ (I think that's his name), is particularly amazing on Rapp. I'm flattered. :wink: The two teams that I have seen play, GM and Rapp, are both very good this year. The GM team is definitely a step down from the one last year (I humbly admit), but when they're on form, they can blow a lot of people...
by pretzeldude92
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

I wouldn't say we beat you guys soundly. In fact, your stats on the day are far better than ours, in terms of ppm and in terms of p/b. And I'll admit TJ A is very good, but when they played us, they negged 8 times. They still scored 350, I think. And you guys did beat TJ B, a pretty big accomplishme...
by pretzeldude92
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

I don't like to make predictions, because they are often wrong. However, George Mason is very good, but not of the same caliber as last year. They could very well win a back-to-back championship. They aren't well-connected to the quizbowl world mostly because their team can never seem to get togethe...
by pretzeldude92
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

For Rappahannock County, 1 team officially, 1 buzzer system officially, and no staff members.
by pretzeldude92
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

Rappahannock County would like to be signed up with one team. We have one buzzer system, although we could bring two, but the second one can act rather silly sometimes. We may be able to bring a staff member. I'm not sure yet. But this staff member would prefer to be a reader, if possible. My coach ...
by pretzeldude92
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14416

So, are the automatic qualification standards the same for 2008 NSC as they were for the 2007 NSC? If so, then I understand that Auburn (VA) can claim automatic qualification for one team by virtue of qualifying for the VHSL State Tournament. I am pretty excited about the prospect of attending. Dit...
by pretzeldude92
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8285

Rappahannock County would likely go, probably with two teams.
by pretzeldude92
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

OK, just how far does your web of informants stretch? :) It's amazing how much you can learn from the internet and email, isn't it? Especially since, in emailing people, I can allow the guise of my mother's status as a librarian. This Group A Tournament is going to be very competitive. 5 teams retu...
by pretzeldude92
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

In Region D, Lee County was first and Honaker took second.
by pretzeldude92
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8285

Rappahannock County should be bringing 2 teams to this event when registration forms, details, etc. come out. If there is a small school division, we'd probably wish to join that.
by pretzeldude92
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Region B held its tournament today, February 2nd. It was at Luray High School. Luray did an excellent job hosting the event. I don't have full results. 1. George Mason 2. Rappahannock County 3. Wilson Memorial 4. Buffalo Gap 5. Appomattox County and Dan River 7. Central-Lunenburg and Randolph-Henry ...
by pretzeldude92
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

From what I understand, from various sources, the teams qualified for the Region B tournament are: Bull Run District: George Mason (regular season and tournament champion), Rappahannock Co. Dogwood District: Dan River, Appomattox Co. James River District: Central Lunenburg (regular season and tourna...
by pretzeldude92
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Bull Run District Tournament Preliminary Results Round 1: Strasburg over Manassas Park Clarke over Madison Round 2: George Mason 285, Strasburg 100 Rappahannock 270, Clarke 115 Round 3: Madison over Manassas Park (elim) Strasburg over Clarke (elim) George Mason 230, Rappahannock 155 Round 4: Strasbu...
by pretzeldude92
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

According to our AD, Clarke (the host) says that we are still going to have it. I think that, if we don't, things could get complicated. We don't have a make-up date, and finals are next week for George Mason, so they don't want them before Thursday.
by pretzeldude92
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

I have a question. Is tomorrow the deadline for districts? If so, what would happen if the tournament had to be postponed? This is a very real possibility - Strasburg, Clarke, Madison, and Rapp are all closed today, and some of our roads are a mess. Same deal with the Shenandoah District; I know tha...
by pretzeldude92
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Bull Run District Meet #6 at Clarke I don't have all of the scores. I only have the ones for us/Mason. I took the rest from Mr. Pickrell's post on the next page. Our district tournament is January 19. Mason and Rappahannock have byes. Clarke plays Madison and Manassas Park plays Strasburg. Match #25...
by pretzeldude92
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI II (12/15/07) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 8097

Unfortunately, as a result of the end of the world blizzard, our superintendent will not allow us to be in attendance tomorrow. While I am not happy about this decision, I guess I have to live with it. Oh well.
by pretzeldude92
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5400

Rapp Co. High School in Virginia: 1414. 380 kids in the school 8-12. Extremely rural. Yay.
by pretzeldude92
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI II (12/15/07) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 8097

Rappahannock County High is beginning to set up logistics for our bus trip down there. We're three hours away, and we were wondering, at what time will we need to be there in order to check-in?
by pretzeldude92
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Bull Run District results from Monday, November 5. The matches were hosted by Rappahannock County. RCHS 195 Clarke 140 RCHS 245 Manassas Park 110 Clarke 210 Strasburg 140 Strasburg 185 Manassas Park 145 Clarke 195 Manassas Park 115 Manassas Park 150 Madison 120 George Mason 340 Madison 45 RCHS 280 M...
by pretzeldude92
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11107

I also believe this tournament was very well run. Granted, Omni bracket seemed loaded, and I'll admit that I wasn't the only one to feel that way. I heard this said over the course of the day multiple times. But there always must be a "bracket of death," and if we were randomly placed in it, so be i...
by pretzeldude92
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deciding Teams: Practice, Tournament Performance, or Other?
Replies: 28
Views: 8925

First of all, my coach kinda deferred the responsibility of choosing starters/teams to me. Going into our first VHSL District match, I had a plan. Then we arrived, and I completely changed things. First, two players impressed me in the last practice before the match, and second, I had a gut feeling....
by pretzeldude92
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

I have quick Bull Run District scores/standings. I should have more tomorrow. Rappahannock Co. defeated Strasburg 225-70. Rappahannock Co. defeated Clarke 255-80. Rappahannock Co. defeated Manassas Park 230-70. Rappahannock Co. defeated Madison 240-70. George Mason defeated Rappahannock Co. 190-180....
by pretzeldude92
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11107

Any field updates, since there is only one week until the tournament?
by pretzeldude92
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Are there any updates this week?
by pretzeldude92
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24551

Yay for Region B and the Valley area having the earliest matches. Can't wait for the Bull Run to start on October 22.
by pretzeldude92
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 46203

Not sure if this would be an appropriate place for discussion, although many of the state qualifiers are Metro Area teams, but any there predictions for VHSL regular season competition this year? I imagine TJ and Maggie Walker will be the top 2 in AAA, but predictions other than this? I was wonderin...
by pretzeldude92
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11107

I'm fairly certain that our coach here at Rappahannock County High School has signed us up for 3 teams. Will there be a small school division this year? If so, I think our A team will be in the "big school division" and our B and C teams will be "small school." At least, that's the way I planned it...
by pretzeldude92
Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18474

Oops. It's a bit easier for NAQT to keep up security but when you have districts right next door to each other ... The alternatives would be (1) me writing lots of comparatively worse questions, (2) me charging through the nose to write 3-4x as many matches as I do now (my prices for VHSL districts...
by pretzeldude92
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18474

The idea seems to be twofold: (1) fear that the nearby Valley District teams will leak answers and (2) a hope that something will get asked about in the PP regular season and then asked about again during my region and state tournaments. Of course the downsides: (1) the different in question styles...
by pretzeldude92
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18474

By edict of me, VHSL REGULAR SEASON IN ALL DISTRICTS. In all seriousness, as the simpleset to follow, and the widest used in Virginia, that would help pique interest, aid in recruiting, and eventually lead to a better overall game, with more really competitive Virginia teams. This may lead to a spl...
by pretzeldude92
Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18474

Quote: Or Rappahannock County's VHSL team ... I'll admit our team isn't the prettiest, but that was pretty low. Very below-the-belt low. Ahh dude I knew you'd take that the wrong way, all the emphasis was on the cheerleaders part, I just think it's really funny (in the same way that really serious ...
by pretzeldude92
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Make Legitimate Quizbowl (More) Exciting
Replies: 43
Views: 18474

Or Rappahannock County's VHSL team ...
I'll admit our team isn't the prettiest, but that was pretty low. Very below-the-belt low.
by pretzeldude92
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl Advisory Committee met today
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Looks good, Mr. Pickrell. I think pyramidal math will be an interesting change to say the least. The distribution doesn't look radically different from that of last year, but there may be a couple of slight numerical changes. This is good, because there are no radical changes in the 7/12/12/12/12 sc...
by pretzeldude92
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post KMO scores here.
Replies: 23
Views: 8575

Rappahannock County, VA: 1220

But 95% of our scoring was done by freshmen and sophmores, we didn't invite seniors, and we are a small public school in rural VA.
by pretzeldude92
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II March 24, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

field update?

Is it possible to have a field update? We here at Rappahannock County did, according to our coach, register in order to attend. But I wish I knew what other teams are going.
by pretzeldude92
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21827

Math questions

In response to Matt, "The sheer amount of of math is pretty high (14%?! it should only be half that, maybe 10% tops), and I think it would be better to have fewer, longer math questions," I disagree. One of the biggest problems in this state is the ability to do math. Limiting the number of math que...
by pretzeldude92
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21827

As a member of Rappahannock's team, I appreciate you saying that. We don't know if the Mathews match would have changed, and I doubt it, but yes, the readers were extremely slow. Overall, I think the coordination was pretty good. We would suggest signs being posted, since some of our parents were co...
by pretzeldude92
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VHSL Regional/District Tournaments (Jan-Feb 2007)
Replies: 65
Views: 21827

Region B Tournament

Region B results: 1st. George Mason (defeating Rapp 275-95 in the final, and 260-190 earlier in the tournament) 2nd. Rappahannock County 3rd. Randolph-Henry 4th. Altavista t5th. William Campbell and Wilson Memorial t7th. Cumberland and Luray 1st Round: Rapp 180, Wilson Memorial 140 George Mason 270,...