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by First Chairman
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Public Library Quiz Bowl finals
Replies: 1
Views: 1595

Crap... I forgot to tape it.
by First Chairman
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Okay... just email me on number of teams and buzzers.
by First Chairman
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

The current list of registered teams is now posted at http://www.pace-nsc.org/ under Qualified/Invited Teams. If you have been omitted from this list, please contact me.
by First Chairman
Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40234

It's Academic TV format. I think the Cleveland record is still 905 (in other words 805 earned points) in a three-way match (Brecksville Broadview Heights).
by First Chairman
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

That's the correct address.
by First Chairman
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Rosters and T-shirts

ROSTERS DUE MAY 15: This is the first official call for rosters for all teams that intend to compete at the 2005 NSC. The following information is needed from all teams: 1) For each student: First name (or preferred name) Last name Grade level in 2004-2005 College to be attended for graduating senio...
by First Chairman
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

To much fanfare, I have finally updated the website. Sorry about the delay. Those who know realize how busy and distracted things are for me right now, so I appreciate your patience with this.

Officially calling for teams for the second time!
by First Chairman
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 48003

As much as "handout rounds" are not in character with quiz bowl, it is probably the only way aside from putting it in bonus questions to preserve calculation questions. I will agree that there is still a time element in handouts and bonus questions, but it's much better than speed calculations on to...
by First Chairman
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

Okay... we are accepting teams until April 1.
by First Chairman
Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

To register for the tournament, you need to email me to be included in the mailing list. I'll subscribe you to our closed Yahoogroup, and the files which you seek will be there (in the Files section, all zipped files).
by First Chairman
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recent Dance (Ballet) Questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 3957

Interesting observation. I know my own tendencies regarding dance terminology and forms are, but there are a certain set of standard dance terms that I have asked in the past. The most amusing bonus was to have people demonstrate ballet/dance positions.
by First Chairman
Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

Teams competing

So far these are the teams that have signed up. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Varsity 9 Cardinal Gibbons 2 Northwood 2 Raleigh Charter Ravenscroft Salisbury 2 St. Mary's Junior Varsity 4 Cardinal Gibbons Raleigh Charter Ravenscroft St. Mary's Buzzers 5 Cardinal Gibbons Northwood Raleigh Charter 2 ...
by First Chairman
Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Yes.

This is the preliminary list of teams. I'm sure I'm missing a few teams, but please email me.

Brindlee Mountain
Brookwood 2
Central Hardin
Culver Academy
Heritage 2
Mission San Jose
Raleigh Charter (?)
Solon (?)
Thomas Jefferson
by First Chairman
Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Issues raised in GA thread: Timed events, scheduling
Replies: 18
Views: 8387

NAQT-style

Could someone define for me "NAQT-style" questions? I'm interested because there now seems to be implicit with that an expectation that NAQT questions are "too long." I boil this down to two conflicting interests: the need to determine in a fair manner the winner of a game (and consequently the tour...
by First Chairman
Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bring the national poll back to life?
Replies: 17
Views: 9132

Proficiency points

Or as I like to point out, it's how dancing is done. :) I'll admit part of my own analysis consists of a "proficiency points" system similar to how rankings in amateur ballroom dance is performed. I don't completely co-op it but it's similar. Basically what is most important to me is the final place...
by First Chairman
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Airline and rental car discount codes

This is from the PAC website: Discount airfares are offered through Continental Airlines by calling Continental's MeetingWorks at 1-800-468-7022. Advise the agent of the Agreement Code: UMBLNE and Z Code: ZJGY. Auto rental discounts are offered through Avis Rent A Car Systems by calling 1-800-331-16...
by First Chairman
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

quizbowllee wrote:Any idea when we might see the a list of PACE-invited teams so far? I'm just curious...

-Lee
I'd have to take some time and compile that list from posted results.
by First Chairman
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Top 4 at any PACE-affiliated tournament, but each school has a limit of 2 bids (thus you could finish in the top 8 and be eligible for a bid).

(You could ask for a third bid in the event we have room in the field.)
by First Chairman
Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 13089

Certainly it's possible for us to consider moving the tournament into January. I'd personally want to avoid March since apparently basketball tournament time makes students very crazy (or maybe that's just midterms). If you would like to see the comp moved up to end of January for example, this woul...
by First Chairman
Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

solonqb wrote:Should we still try to use the Panasonic discount codes for airlines?
Only based on my experience with airline code discounts, try to use them. I think they would apply if there aren't any other cheaper rates.
by First Chairman
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 13089

Results in brief

Playoffs #5 Thomas Jefferson C 290 - #4 275 Raleigh Charter A #3 TJ B 335 - 150 #6 Maggie Walker B Semifinals #1 TJ A 535 - 60 TJ C #2 MW GS A 260 - 245 TJ B Championship TJ A 425 - 130 MW GS A Consolation placements #7 Spotswood B #8 Fort Mill #9 Raleigh Charter B #10 Salisbury #11 Scotland #12 TJ ...
by First Chairman
Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Hotel information (revised 4/19)

Just to let you know I have finalized the group reservation for PACE at the Doubletree Hotel Orlando, 5780 Major Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819. EDIT: Contact 1-800-222-TREE and request rooms as part of the "Valencia Community College PACE Quiz Bowl group." We have 40 rooms (singles to quads) at a rate...
by First Chairman
Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament

The third North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at Duke University. The field is open to all teams in North Carolina and we will award the NCATA state championships for junior (7-10) and senior varsity (9-12) teams. The tournament directors are Thomas Chuc...
by First Chairman
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for Nominations (2005 Benjamin Cooper Award)
Replies: 0
Views: 1590

Call for Nominations (2005 Benjamin Cooper Award)

FROM: http://www.pace-nsc.org/ Letters of nomination are now being accepted for the 2005 Benjamin Cooper Memorial Quiz Bowl Ambassador Award and the Young Ambassador Award, to be presented at the National Scholastics Championship. Letters of nomination are being accepted through email only. Deadline...
by First Chairman
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45268

Thanks.... the new site has info about the NSC. I am posting preliminary information about the fee structure here before updating it to the website (grant deadline and presentation is getting in the way). Base entry fee (tentative announcement, still pending changes and information) $350 per team $5...
by First Chairman
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LAMP Invitational, Jan 8, 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 7075

They won't win if they don't attend. :)

Of course I don't know how many Southeastern teams would attend PACE in Orlando, so if any Alabama teams want to attend... :)
by First Chairman
Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246740

With equal lack of offense to Virginia's run at Panasonic, the format and content there is so different from what most teams do all year that, even without the all-star teams, it really wouldn't measure performance in normal quizbowl. It may not measure performance in normal quiz bowl, but it might...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246740

I hope so as well. I took my team up to Conserve last year, and finished fourth (we beat the team that finished 3rd, but lost to the 5th place team). What worries me is that the 2 clearly superior programs in Wisconsin (Conserve and Rufus King) are in a bad place now....Conserve lost its tremendous...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246740

I would never say "Illinois is #1", but I think we're right there. I don't think we need to have extensive participation in nationals to prove that. What proves that? A large league circuit and decent showings at KMO and Panasonic? I can imagine no way to prove a state's quiz bowl merit other than ...
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246740

I know I have yet to catch up to the entire thread here... but... Good teams in Illinois should not think that they have to win or place in a particular tournament to go to Nationals. There are plenty of at-large spaces for teams willing to apply. Nothing against Cheeseheads, but if NAQT can take fi...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pernicious NAQT Nationals Site Rumors Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 9622

From dealing with this issue at PACE for many, many years, there are issues with scheduling events on a college campus during the summer. A lot of college campuses (my current one included) use their campus for a ton of summer programs almost as soon as the undergrads leave the dorms and graduation ...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good teams ....
Replies: 31
Views: 17643

Good teams let their students run the high school tournaments so they can make the college tournaments better. :cool: :grin: :wink: As for doing quiz bowl for the "college application"... heh... we college interviewers all know how much that matters. (Having done them for 5 years... freaking out tho...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20439

Personally, I have asked for previous tournaments attended with records if possible. Obviously I'd put more weight on current academic year's results for seeding, but I'd also weigh whether a team has experience in playing competitions as well. Past results at your own tournaments should also count ...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good teams ....
Replies: 31
Views: 17643

Good teams don't give away secrets... :lol: :cool: Seriously, I think good teams: 1) are positive in mindset, no matter who they play against. 2) have a coach that lets kids be kids but also expects them to be adults. 3) shake hands with their opponents at the end of matches and express the best cha...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20439

I'll also pipe in and say... There are so many teams out there who would (not literally) die or sell their souls to play in a national. They may realize they have no shot at a national championship, but the kids and the coaches are so excited to play the game they don't mind playing matches that "do...
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17838

I have had moderators read an It's Academic round (no bouncebacks, straight up tossups or directed team questions) consistently... taking them 30 minutes to read a round it normally takes me 10.
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20439

Yes, I did offer prizes to the teams in each of the power brackets the first time I did it. Apparently my prize for the lowest bracket (a set of Presidential Pogs [that was so 1995]) was more popular than the prizes I got for the upper brackets. I don't know if it's sportsmanship rather than it is a...
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20439

As you describe your tournament format, I would prefer and have done a power re-bracket. However, you do need to have people used to the idea. Many students do wind up leaving early due to other commitments (like school plays or concerts) so they need to know ahead of time that this is what you are ...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17838

quizbowlmike wrote "PACE ran very smoothly last year. In my humble opinion, it was ran better that Brookwood last year, where our team never got a playoff schedule despite asking multiple people in Brookwood shirts and asking at the reader room" Sorry you didn't get a playoff schedule at Brookwood ...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17838

Regarding the philosophy of the "unfair result" of having a team with fewer tossups winning a match... Again, the only way that in my opinion you get unfair results is that the bonuses are written significantly less difficult than tossups. Of course, the exclusive bonus depends so much on luck of th...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17838

My own opinions on these issue of making sure the "little guy" is involved in the game: yes, there are ways to do it, and we should be sure that whatever format we play (or create) that we don't alienate the middle of the bell curve. PACE does not use negs but does use powers in only one portion of ...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17838

The other difficulty of having reboundable/bounceback bonuses is the issue of protests. It is much more complicated to deal with the effects of challening and resolving tossups or bonus parts when you have reboundable bonuses. It also can confuse the heck out of staff-folks who are not used to rebou...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005 tentative dates
Replies: 3
Views: 2639

Okay, I'm reposting this to all the powers that be that read the boards. I had put in an announcement on Saturday that Duke AF would be February 12 (because of an internal email). I have since been corrected as it would be on February 19 like I had originally planned and announced (that the date had...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Fright
Replies: 12
Views: 6964

Practice without negs. I guess you can try to practice with powers to make it more fun. To me, buzzer fright (of which I know I have much of, which is why I'm not going to be a good player) is a confidence issue. You don't want the student to become a "neg beast", but you don't want to lose any "agg...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13166

Just to provide assurance and confidence in the procedure, tournament directors should make it clear in advance that an "A" team means the better of two (or best of more) teams from that school. That's an implicit trust that the TD has with the coaches. There's not much one can do about it... even s...
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Latest news article in NC
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

"They have become a national-caliber program in the last few years," he said. "It was kind of out of the blue." Correction: It was kind of out of the Carolina blue. You guys dont own the entire realm of blueish colors, just the version of blue that represents one of your state's numerous evil colle...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Officiating Book
Replies: 13
Views: 6292

I have some notes from a small booklet which may help. The problem is exactly who would "buy" this book.
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Latest news article in NC
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

In Virginia, Maryland and the Washington area, he said, school bands and cheerleaders turn out for events... Please tell me this is a lie. It's a reference to It's Academic, the local television show that has been a staple of high school quiz bowl for many many years. And yes, the show does include...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Latest news article in NC
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

Latest news article in NC

We should have a separate forum/sticky for news articles about quiz bowl.

Here's the latest one: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/educat ... 2119c.html .

This follows up on another article written about the Chapel Hill team a couple of years ago.
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005 tentative dates
Replies: 3
Views: 2639

Okay, the Duke Academic Festival is set for February 19. Due to other commitments, I am personally unable to help out as much as I usually could with this competition. So the organizers for this event will be Dinesh Kumar (dk27 at duke edu) and Sean Hou (sean[dot]hou at duke edu). I will be organizi...