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by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 5240

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

That meant that keeping individual scores would have been an additional burden on our inexperienced moderators. They are out of place in the southeast. And, I see little value in them. Not to speak for anyone else, but I know that Brookwood had (what I believe to be) their top 6 players at Cedar Sho...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping individual stats
Replies: 42
Views: 5240

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Individual scoring was out of the question. I've been to one tournament this year where individual scores were kept. From a player's perspective I think it's just obnoxious. Teams that attended, for the most part, would just look at us funny if we said we would be keeping individual scores. I had th...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

I finally have round by round stats for this tournament. They are attached. I'm sorry I don't have more specific information, but it's the best I can do at this point.

Thanks again to all teams who attended.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Alpharetta beat Chattahoochee A in the final round to win the first ever tournament at Norcross High School. Semi-finalists were Centennial, losing to Alpharetta, and Southside, losing to Chattahoochee A. More detailed scores will be posted at a later date. I believe the day went well for most teams...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

My first (and only?) mistake hopefully went unnoticed. We have now secured a field of 24 teams: 2- Ola * 2- Brookwood * 1- Walton * 1- Centennial * 2- Blessed Trinity * 2- Eastside * 1- Central Gwinnett * 1- Marist * 1- Meadowcreek * 1- Etowah * 1- Lamar County * 2- Chattahoochee * 1- Duluth * 1- Hi...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

It's a little last minute, but you may be lucky enough to jump into the field. I have already extended the option to Mr. Barry of Brookwood fielding a second team so I will not deny him of that. If, for whatever reason, he does not then you will be in line just behind him and in just in front of Ola...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Since this is our first time hosting a tournament, we will be running single-elimination playoffs. It's easier on us and the teams attending will be happier with it. I'm not qualified to rebel against the traditional Georgia format at this point.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

I can ensure that the rounds will not run until 5:30. I can say with a certain degree of certainty that we will have 24 teams at the tournament. If this dream of mine comes true, then we will split the field into 3 brackets for the preliminary rounds for every team to play 7 round-robin matches. Thi...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Thanks for that explanation as I didn't see that at first. I've already talked with Lily, and we'll be working to make sure all of our readers are as prepared as possible so that the tournament runs on time and in full. I can't take the idea off the table entirely at this point. Hopefully those who ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Percentage-wise, the distribution for the middle-categories isn't affected. The main categories' distribution changes by an eightieth. The others' effects may be slightly more significant, though I still don't think the one pop culture question is going to decide each match. It's necessary that we s...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Field Update: 2-3- Ola * 1- Centennial * 2- Blessed Trinity * 2- Eastside * 1- Central Gwinnett * 1- Meadowcreek * 1- Etowah * 1- Lamar County * 1- Alpharetta * 1- Archer * 1- Seqouyah * 1- East Paulding * 1-2- Chattahoochee 1- Duluth 1- Hillgrove 1-2- Marist 1- Brookwood 1-2- Walton A * indicates t...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Field update: 2- Ola 1- Brookwood 1-2- Walton 1- Centennial 1- Blessed Trinity 2- Pinecrest Academy 2- Eastside 1- Central Gwinnett 1-2- Marist 1- Meadowcreek 1- Etowah 1- Lamar County 1-2- Chattahoochee 1- Duluth 1- Hillgrove 1- Alpharetta 1- Archer ?- East Paulding That's 20-24 teams. Unless there...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

The field has settled in to this as of 2/12. My speculation tells me that the field will likely end up between 20 and 24 teams. If necessary we may play a house freshmen team in order to get a round number like 21 or 24. With 3 brackets in the prelims this will guarantee teams 6-7 rounds. 2- Ola 1- ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Andrew's a Freshman wrote:Norcross plans to send a team to NAQT Nationals. The state tournament is a different story, though. It's a possibility that the team will miss it for assorted reasons.
Our plans have actually changed as graduation conflicts with NAQT. We'll likely go to PACE instead.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

The field looks like this at the moment (2/6): 2- Ola 1- Creekview 1-2- Walton 1- Centennial 1- Blessed Trinity 2- Pinecrest Academy 1-2- Eastside 1- Central Gwinnett 1-2- Marist 1- Meadowcreek 1- Etowah ?- Lamar County ?- Chattahoochee I've sent another e-mail to coaches with updated information an...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Norcross plans to send a team to NAQT Nationals. The state tournament is a different story, though. It's a possibility that the team will miss it for assorted reasons.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

I have sent e-mails to as many teams in the area as possible, though I can't say what happens to them once they go out. It's very possible that they are getting picked up as spam on school addresses. [email protected].etc is on my address list. If you haven't been getting my e-mails on that addr...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Based on interest expressed to me, this is the current field: Ola (2) Creekview (1) Flowery Branch (?) Walton (1-2) Centennial (1?) Blessed Trinity (1?) I would like to see many more teams come out as soon as possible so we can get this going. I wouldn't want a tournament with more rounds than teams.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Not only are there more strong teams in Georgia, each is more competitive among the SE teams that have traveled down to Georgia tournaments. As well, I imagine they will all be competitive nationally if they get the chance to compete in other areas. It would be unfortunate if several of the top team...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

The date change is official as of today and the tournament will be held on March 6th. Be sure to note that change if you had already marked this tournament in your calendar.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?
Replies: 19
Views: 3090

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl at Clemson?

Norcross plans to hold our own tournament on March 6th (a move from the original date of February 13th). I'd imagine there to a be a lot of crossover there. For ourselves to be eligible we would have to qualify for a national event before the date, which we hope to do sometime before March. We would...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -2/13/09- (GA)

Alright, thank you very much. Plan to see Norcross's Mirror of the Prison Bowl moved to March 6th, 2009, assuming we are able to clear that date with Hunter High School and the Norcross administration.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -2/13/09- (GA)

I hadn't realized that conflict. I tried to check all of the resources I could in order to avoid this. I'm surprised that your tournament is not listed on the GATA website, Mr. Barry. It is very possible that we will be able to change the date without causing too much trouble, as far as I know. Marc...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -2/13/09- (GA)

This will likely be a PACE qualifier. As well, we plan to send invitations to local teams we are able to contact within the next month.

Thanks.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 9122

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

If teams are so dissatisfied that they boycott completely legitimate tournaments because of a minor formatting difference, then I question how open minded and serious teams are about good quizbowl. I quoted what seemed to be an exaggeration and continued with it. To avoid confusion, I'll be straigh...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 9122

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

If teams are getting upset over the lack of bouncebacks at this tournament, they need to reassess what their criteria is for judging tournaments. From what I can tell, William clearly told each team that there would be no bouncebacks. If coaches/teams didn't like that format, then they shouldn't ha...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alpharetta JV Tournament (10/31/09)- Fall Novice Mirror
Replies: 43
Views: 9122

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

I suppose I should apologize for Norcross's lack of representation. Any way it works out we will probably mess up any form of bracketing this year. Our JV team consists of one veteran sophomore who is yet to show up to a tournament this year, a rookie sophomore who attended his first tournament last...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Your argument seems to be that not all matches in the tournament should count, then. I disagree. That's how I feel about bracketed playoffs. They do not count equally since there is a ceiling above which you cannot get to after a certain point. The matches at that time should have the same bearing ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

So based on one bad tournament, most other good tournaments (including one HS national) have been doing it wrong? Am I missing something here? There are a few things wrong with your argument, as I see it. First, don't you think that if you had "1-2 disappointing rounds" in the prelims, yo...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I think this is one thing that many southern high school tournaments could work on in general. I remember being somewhat upset that it often seemed like our goal in tournaments was to simply play for points (avoid negs, wait until you're sure, etc) against rural or inexperienced teams in preparatio...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 9047

Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Norcross High School is hosting its inaugural high school quiz bowl tournament. This will be open to all high school level teams though there will be only one division meant for varsity level teams, not to discourage younger players. It will be held on March 6th. This will be a mirror of the Prison ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Norcross High School has made arrangements to host a mirror of the Prison Bowl on February 13th, 2010. I invite all teams interested to contact me as we would be happy with as large a turnout as possible. As far as the Harvard mirror on December 5th, the fact that it is an SAT day keeps me from goin...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I happen to, at the moment, have both Dorman and Brookwood JV questions in front of me and can hopefuly produce a clear comparison. I can't say which of these packets in your collective opinions has a better reputation for quality but, as far as I know, Dorman is known for just about everything in t...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Academic Challenge - 10/03/09
Replies: 13
Views: 3307

Re: Walton Academic Challenge - 10/03/09

Norcross was hoping to have registered but our organization may have been thrown off with the days off of school.

Please save 2 of the open spots for us.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

As a few more notes on the previous topic, each player on the Norcross 2009 nationals team paid their own way entirely, including our teacher sponsor. In relation to considering hosting a tournament to raise funds, this only returns to the problem of inconsistent coaching. Our team has considered th...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Being from a "middle level" school like William, though less successful than his own in the recent years, I think I may have some answers from my own experience. I know that the program at my school is "completely" (used lightly) student run, mostly since Gunnells left for a diff...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 58383

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I read on an unrelated thread that the date for the Gwinnett County 2009 Tournament is set for September 19. Most calenders list Jewish holidays and, as many calender owners may be aware, Rosh Hashanah also happens to occur on this date. This is the second major conflict that I have as a Jewish Geor...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2009 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Jan 31, 2009)
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: The 2009 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Jan 31, 2009)

Chattahoochee A, Walton, and Southside A were in the same bracket.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2009 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Jan 31, 2009)
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: The 2009 Bulldog Brawl at Cedar Shoals (Jan 31, 2009)

Norcross is listed twice, assuming that wasn't on purpose. Sadly, I don't believe we can fill a third team.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 36578

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

We won't be in Savannah, but Norcross will be at Dorman with part of our team. Our seniors are insistent that math team is much more important than academic team. However, we should be with our full team at Cedar Shoals on the 31st. Before state we also plan on attending the Jag Bowl in Febuary and ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College 1/24/09- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

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

Norcross is hoping to register a team. Our coach should contact you, or should have contacted you, at some point.

To be more specific, Norcross will register a team but can't get in contact with their coach until after the break. We'd like a spot :wink:
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.
Replies: 19
Views: 3788

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

I'll probably cry if Norcross doesn't get registered for fantastic "CATT 4".

We'd like to take 2 varsity teams and 1 JV team, or whatever space allows.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 36578

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

We didn't end up playing Lakeside or either Chattahoochee team. Because of the prelim bracket (and because Norcross was originally put in as Chattahoochee C) one bracket was much harder than the other two with, in my opinion, 4 of some of the top teams at the tournament, and I would say that put the...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 8344

Re: Harvard Mirror in GA (11-15-08)

Norcross may end up with only one team. We'll keep you posted.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2810

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

Norcross seems to be no longer on the list. I should go write an angry e-mail to my coach, but I'm 98% sure there was a miscommunication somewhere, more than likely on my/our end. I can't garuntee that the coach will check her e-mail on a day off school if we can get a day or two if leniency. Thanks...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2810

Re: Cedar Shoals JV Jag Bowl (Athens GA) 11-8-8

You should be contacted in the near future with interest from Norcross. We'll be bringing a team.
by Andrew's a Freshman
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 36578

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Norcross should be on their way to Vandy with our "coach" of two days. Once we set up some funding, which the school has never had a problem with giving us before, we should be good to go to the big 3 (being Brookwood, Walton, and the Hooch) plus Vandy, the Jag Bowl, and whatever SC tourna...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 36578

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I'll say Alpharetta's JV team will be very impressive next year and will easily be the time to beat. Central Gwinnett I was not impressed enough with to give them the credit you're giving to them, though I only saw them play a few times last year. I wasn't at JV state, which is apparently where all ...
by Andrew's a Freshman
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 61669

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

On the subject of absent teams, where was Norcross? They have finished fairly high in the tournaments that I've seen this year. Norcross was disappointed in not being able to participate. We were hoping for the first time this year outside the Brookwood tournament, where we lost in the quarterfinal...