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by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4679

PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013

PACE would like to welcome the following new members to the organization: Lily Chen, MIT Stephen Eltinge, MIT Daniel Hothem, University of Virginia Michael Hundley, Virginia Tech Matt Jackson, Yale Tanay Kothari, Berkeley Jason Loy, Tuscumbia Aidan Mehigan, Columbia Brian Mongilio, Virginia Tech Jon...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonus Bounce-back/Negs Question
Replies: 19
Views: 4229

Re: Bonus Bounce-back/Negs Question

I wouldn't plan on using the Fall Novice set, since to the best of my knowledge it's not happening this year.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

I'd be at a Maryland site of this and would be up for most of the proposed side events from the other thread, but I'm particularly interested in Mike Cheyne's film set.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 42489

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

This year's Cavalier Classic will take place on October 27.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Just as a note, I'm not sure which member of the staff took it at the end of the tournament, but on Saturday, someone left a purse in Siegle. Brief investigation implied it was almost certainly someone affiliated with Cumberland. I tried to call Cumberland's coach a few times on Sunday, but they we...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

We probably won't have the SQBS reports up until all the prelims and tiebreakers are over, but we are about to starting tweeting individual game results from rounds 1-3 at #pacensc. Specifically the @PACENSC account will be tweeting and including the #pacensc hashtag, as will other accounts of peop...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Communi-Bear Silo State wrote:
The Laughing Cavalier wrote:
Alliance in the Alps wrote:Is anyone doing a liveblog of the tournament this year?
Harry White is currently scheduled to do this. He'll post a link here when he gets started.
This is news to me!
Hmm, Matt remembers telling you that. In any case, have fun blogging!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Alliance in the Alps wrote:Is anyone doing a liveblog of the tournament this year?
Harry White is currently scheduled to do this. He'll post a link here when he gets started.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

This has probably been answered somewhere but I have been unable to find that answer on these forums or the PACE NSC website thus far: what building(s) is/are being used for this tournament (ie. where do I show up at 7:30 on Saturday)? Everyone should've gotten an email with this information at the...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 31, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 13577

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

Sam wrote:There's not any chance UVA wants to/can host this, is there? I'm not impartial, but I believe it's fairly accessible by train or bus.
As far as I can tell, it doesn't look like we can get rooms over the summer.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 30, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

If you are a coach who has not received a team update from Matt Weiner or a staffer who did not receive an email from me this evening, please let us know ASAP. Thanks!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue May 29, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

This may be simply my own ignorance, but what's a concrete definition for "general knowledge" ? I've never really understood "general knowledge" myself, but in this particular case it's showing up in Mike's screenshot because it's an option in QEMS. Like trash, there is no general knowledge portion...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 23, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Does this schedule mean a 60-team format has been decided? It looks like it has, because "16 teams are in the superplayoffs" and "the other 44 teams get 14 games" seem like facts only known once the format is known. That's correct. My apologies if that wasn't clear; I announced it a week ago on our...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Does this schedule mean a 60-team format has been decided? It looks like it has, because "16 teams are in the superplayoffs" and "the other 44 teams get 14 games" seem like facts only known once the format is known. That's correct. My apologies if that wasn't clear; I announced it a week ago on our...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 23, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Good morning, everyone. Here's the basic schedule for the 2012 NSC: Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Registration 8:15 AM - 8:50ish: Opening Meeting and Cooper Award Presentation 9:00 AM: Start of Round 1, whether both teams have arrived or not. Please be on time; we'd hate to start without you! 6:15 PM:...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 16, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: 2012 NSC Field Expansion

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet wrote:I sent you an e-mail. Sorry for any issues.
We're good! Just needed to be sure you guys would be joining us.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 16, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: 2012 NSC Field Expansion

Unfortunately, due to a number of drops at the payment deadline, we've had to lower the cap back to 60 teams so that we may begin solidifying format plans for the tournament. Additionally, if anyone from Belvidere North happens to be reading this, we've been trying to reach you. Please get in touch ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 07, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 53143

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

In order to run any national quizbowl tournament, you need a considerable number of knowledgeable and experienced staff. Generally, at the high school level, many of these staff members are experienced university students, or former qb participants. It sounds as though there was no field cap set on...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 9925

Re: Fall 2012 schedule discussion

We would like the Oct 20/27 dates for our housewrite and its mirrors I guess I'll note that UVA is going to have to run Cav Classic (our more or less annual fall hs tournament) on 10/27 because of the difficulties our football schedule imposes on parking. If something's happening in the Mid-Atlanti...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: 2012 NSC Field Expansion

Good afternoon, everyone. PACE is pleased to announce that we are now able to expand the field for the 2012 NSC to 64 teams. Due to space limitation at WUStL, this will be our final expansion. However, because of an unfortunate number of drops, we currently have room for several interested teams to ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Women in college quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10472

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

If you're talking about the player poll, I'd say: because there aren't many women in quizbowl. If you're talking about the "why aren't there women in quizbowl" thread, I'd say because it should probably be spun off as a separate thread so people with an opinion (and you know what they say about opi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

Re: 2012 NSC Field Expansion

The 2012 NSC field has expanded once again to 62 teams. We would like to expand a final time to 64, but we still need a few more staffers in order to make that happen. If you'd like to staff the NSC and help bring good news to a few more waitlisted teams, please email our staff contact Matt Bollinge...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE
Replies: 62
Views: 27134

Re: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12

I am very much interested in playing this, unless I'm needed for mid-NSC logistics stuff while this is being run.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC Field Expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 4578

2012 NSC Field Expansion

PACE is pleased to announce that the field for the 2012 NSC has expanded to 56 teams thanks to an increase in staff. There are currently 12 teams on our waiting list. Teams remain welcome to register or, if applicable, to submit wildcard bids, as long as they are aware that each new registration joi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Cave Spring defeated Christiansburg 335-250 to win their first NAQT VA State Championship. Western Branch defeated Maggie Walker in order to play TJ A for third place. Also, by virtue of beating Maggie Walker, Western Branch qualified for HSNCT through the state championship reserved spot. Western ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

We ended up with a field of 14 teams. Assistant/apprentice TD Daniel Hothem is running stats, which are updated through the prelims . The top 4 from each bracket and bottom 3 from each bracket will play their corresponding teams from the other bracket after lunch. Matt Moschella (Christiansburg) and...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Hello, everyone! Unfortunately, Marshall has had to drop, and Maggie Walker's B isn't going to work out. If anyone is interested in adding a (free) team last-minute to help us fix the schedule, please let me know ASAP! Otherwise, we'll try to cobble together a scab team in the morning.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

For right now, it seems wisest to revise our cap downwards to 16 and reevaluate later if there's a bunch of last minute interest. Please email me ASAP if you'd like to attend.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Hello, everyone. I'm editing this into the first post as well, but we're meeting in New Cabell 330 at 8:30 AM.

Also, if you're still interested but not registered, registrations sooner rather than later would be super helpful as I try to make sure we're covered staff-wise.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 9041

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

I can try to get our buzzer set to Matt before he heads home this evening.

EDIT: Buzzer hand-off occurred successfully, so Matt should have them tomorrow.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Cross-posted from its own thread: At this time, we are unable to expand the field for the 2012 PACE NSC. We remain open to the possibility of expanding the field, but we first must have enough staff lined up to do so without compromising the logistics of the tournament. Meanwhile, waitlisted teams w...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The NSC Field Cannot Expand at this Time
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

The NSC Field Cannot Expand at this Time

At this time, we are unable to expand the field for the 2012 PACE NSC. We remain open to the possibility of expanding the field, but we first must have enough staff lined up to do so without compromising the logistics of the tournament. Meanwhile, waitlisted teams will be notified if they enter the ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 14051

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Was this tournament a PACE-NSC qualifier? We'd delayed ruling on this one because of concerns about the question set. Sorry; I'd forgotten about that until you asked. I just emailed Mike Bentley and should be able to get back to you all on this later tonight. So... any news? This tournament is plat...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 14051

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

List of villages in West Virginia wrote:Was this tournament a PACE-NSC qualifier?
We'd delayed ruling on this one because of concerns about the question set. Sorry; I'd forgotten about that until you asked. I just emailed Mike Bentley and should be able to get back to you all on this later tonight.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) "at" VCU (4/14)
Replies: 11
Views: 5497

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) at VCU (4/14)

Hey, everyone, the annual Orange and Blue football scrimmage has just been announced for this date. I'm not sure how big a draw it is, but I'm willing to bet they cordon off the stadium lot and make people pay to use it. So, I'd recommend the lot down Brandon Avenue.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 14051

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

I keep posting in this thread, but this is probably the last time. My girls were quick to point out something before we left on Saturday: there were a total of 4 females on any teams in all of the playoffs, and all 4 of them were all from CR. Kind of cool and kind of depressing at the same time. Pe...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Hey. everyone. This tournament's in about a month, and there's still plenty of room in the field. I hope to see you there!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Teams who have qualified at a single affiliated tournament (i.e., all remaining qualified teams) are eligible to register beginning tomorrow, February 1.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)
Replies: 29
Views: 8966

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)

To add some more general thoughts to what Neeraj said, it really is best to be up front with people about issues like those this tournament had. From the communication in this thread, it seemed like the only reason for delaying the tournament was the prospect of a relatively small field that soon tu...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)
Replies: 29
Views: 8966

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (POSTPONED)

How set in stone is this postponement? UVA was planning to send a team but wouldn't be able to make any other dates. It would be good if this was finalized soon because it affects our travel and hotel plans. Well, it doesn't so much affect them as make them wasteful. I've already made reservations ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Unfortunately, they were only able to give us 11 rooms for this tournament, so we've got the somewhat awkward field cap of 22 for now. EDIT: Unless there's definitely enough demand and someone willing to help me with a non-headachy format for 20 or 22, we're going to roll with a cap of 18 teams, wit...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8685

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

If the tie went unbroken at the tournament, we break it on PPG.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

Field update will be running in this post. Registered (14): Bassett (2) Blacksburg Cave Spring Christiansburg Hanover Maggie Walker New Kent Rappahannock County HS (2) Robinson Thomas Jefferson (2) Western Branch Buzzers (9): Bassett Christiansburg Blacksburg (3) Rappahannock County HS (2) Robinson ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

3/24/12 Virginia NAQT States @ UVA

The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting the Virginia NAQT State Championship on March 24, 2012. Middle and high schools, public or private, that are located in the state of Virginia are eligible to play this tournament. Location: This tournament will be held in New Cabell Hall. We'll be...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

As promised, here are some hotel recommendations based on the research of our treasurer, Aaron Rosenberg: Teams are advised to review public transportation options before making hotel reservations. I. Official Hotel PACE's official hotel for the 2012 NSC is the Sheraton Clayton Plaza. All non-local ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

The field for the 2012 NSC is currently full at 48 teams. There are 2 teams on the waiting list. To join the waiting list, please fill out the registration form . We will consider expanding the field in late January or early February depending on the amount of staff and rooms available to us and on ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Mike Bentley wrote:Just a heads up that registration for teams that have qualified at gold-certified tournaments opens on January 1st.
The gold-qualified teams we have contact information for should have an email from me sometime tomorrow.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163937

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

Good evening, everyone! I'm excited to note that we already have 16 teams, representing 5 states and the District of Columbia, registered for the 2012 NSC. These teams are listed at the link in my above post, but I wanted to alert interested teams that spots are being claimed faster than we anticip...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 57785

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

By the way, since I haven't yet heard back from Dallas about contact info and results confirmation for this tournament, the top 8 teams have qualified for the NSC and are able to register beginning December 1. I was able to contact the teams involved tonight but, just to clarify, this tournament ac...