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by STPickrell
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8253

Random people that see you practicing in public or that played with you at CBI intramurals can be useful for staffing a HS tournament. If you can get a core of 5-6 people that attend practices regularly and go to tournaments, along with twice that many people you can get to staff at tournaments, you...
by STPickrell
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4198

Is 'Madison' James Madison up here in Northern VA or Madison County, occasional purveyor of fine tournaments at UVA?
by STPickrell
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC registration information
Replies: 77
Views: 13118

List of registered schools (that filled out the form) 2/9/08 Riner Auburn VA (1, VHSL state qualifier) One minor point - that's Auburn High School in Riner, VA, not the other way around. In Virginia (and this is the only state I know of that does this), if there were an Auburn high school in say, R...
by STPickrell
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4412

OK. Just let me know when there's something finalized I can post on the VHSL website. Thanks.
by STPickrell
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Submission Requirements: The High Cost of Quality
Replies: 22
Views: 4114

SnookerUSF wrote:Considering the banishment of the dreaded list tossups/bonuses, binary matching, FAQTP nonsense and 30-20-10s, question writing is a much more serious adventure, no?
FAQTP tossups were discouraged even during my undergraduate career (I graduated in 1997). I think those died out in the early 1990s.
by STPickrell
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4412

Can someone email me with the contact person for this tournament (is it gscadirector at hotmail dot com again) and the exact standards of eligibility? Thanks.
by STPickrell
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13817

Abandon the SCT as an ICT qualifier. Hmm. If (1) this applies to hosts only and (2) we use some other tournament (maybe ACF fall) as the de facto qualifier for SCT hosts, this might work. Or, for wild card bids as you propose, require those teams to bring a staffer or full-time equivalent. However,...
by STPickrell
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4412

Have we decided upon a date that I can send to the VHSL?
by STPickrell
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

Cave Spring would be in... I'm fairly sure Bassett and Auburn would probably join the bandwagon as well. I'll try to get an email out to teams that are going to VHSL States ... Western Albemarle seemed interested in the UVA incarnation and Richmond isn't that far out for them. 2 weeks might not be ...
by STPickrell
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 11904

If linking to images is OK now can I put this pic on my Verizon webspace?

http://lol2.homestead.com/files/old97trainwreck.jpg
by STPickrell
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

WashU questions amirite?
by STPickrell
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

And from Region A, West Point returns after a 6 or 7 year absence. King and Queen, one of the smallest schools in Group A, advances as runner-up. Washington & Lee 185, Northampton 130 Lancaster 210, Nandua 145 King and Queen 180, Windsor 150 West Point 305, Franklin 120 West Point 225, Washington & ...
by STPickrell
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Coach Gouldthorpe @ Amherst Co. just told me

R.E. Lee (Staunton) is the #1 seed
Heritage (Lynchburg) is the #2 seed

from Region III.
by STPickrell
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

In Region D, Lee County was first and Honaker took second. OK, just how far does your web of informants stretch? :) Lee's region title represents a turnaround for a program that had gone two and out at the Group AA Highlands District tournament for as long as I can remember. They used to play their...
by STPickrell
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Double-elim pairings (these are in order, BTW) West Point vs Rappahannock County Radford vs Honaker George Mason vs King & Queen Lee vs Auburn Chancellor vs Charlottesville R.E. Lee-Staunton vs Cave Spring Western Albemarle vs Poquoson Blacksburg vs Heritage-Lynchburg Maggie Walker vs Princess Anne ...
by STPickrell
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: To people holding tournaments in and around Virginia ...
Replies: 0
Views: 825

To people holding tournaments in and around Virginia ...

Hi all! If you are hosting a tournament in or around Virginia, please email Sharon Condoulis at the VHSL (scondoulis at vhsl dot org). The VHSL is attempting to get a page going where tournaments are listed, but ... there's only the Auburn and the Cave Spring tournament listed currently. Thanks, Sha...
by STPickrell
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

Hello. HELLO! Is anybody from UVA reading this board? People really need to know what's going on so we can plan our schedules accordingly. Thanks. I second that thought. I mentioned this to the coach @ Western Albemarle and he seemed interested in attending, but I didn't have any updates to give to...
by STPickrell
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Eastern Region: Hickory won and Princess Anne was second.

Northwestern Region: Albemarle won and George Washington was second.
by STPickrell
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Region II results: Charlottesville 235, Handley 155 Western Albemarle 300, Park View 140 Charlottesville 210, Dominion 175 Western Albemarle 205, Brentsville 195 Charlottesville 245, Western Albemarle 140 Dominion 265, Park View 125 (eliminated) Brentsville 205, Handley 175 (eliminated) Brentsville ...
by STPickrell
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

In the Black Diamond: Round One: Council 165 Twin Valley 75; Hurley 170 Haysi 90; Honaker bye Round Two: Honaker 200 Council 80; Haysi 90 Twin Valley 80; Twin Valley eliminated Round Three: Honaker 175 Hurley 155; Haysi 145 Council 140; Council eliminated Round Four: Hurley 125 Haysi 115(overtime); ...
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I propose
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Dolemite wrote:See it's funny because one guy is like "don't use stupid internet catchphrases" and then a bunch of other guys are like "here's a bunch of internet catchphrases" which is completely the opposite of what the initial poster requested.
YA RLY
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annals of SCIENCE!
Replies: 22
Views: 3042

The educated stupid do not seek the Cubic Wisdom. They believe the Lie of ONE.
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I propose
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: I propose

a moratorium on such nonsense as "mirite?" and the likes. It clearly violates the rule 2) The use of something approximating proper English is required. This means appropriate capitalization, "you" instead of "u", and other things that you might expect of people engaged in an activity associated wi...
by STPickrell
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15456

I am wondering whether the lack of mention of Georgia Frontiere implies that people have not noticed her death or whether she was, in fact, not awesome. I anticipate the latter. Her mother was Lucia Pamela, well-known star of Special X radio. She believed she went to the moon, on which a friendly t...
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

MLWGS-Gir wrote:Have all the districts played yet? (waiting to post in the "bad negs" thread)
Probably not. The tossups will also be seen in Missouri up through the end of March.
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21420

Tournaments go as quickly as their slowest reader.
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TIT XXII - 1/19/08 - Maryland
Replies: 39
Views: 16699

It depends on what was being negged on. Against a talented team like Brown, a strategy of being ultra-aggressive may be your only hope. I wouldn't engage in it unless I talked it over with my teammates, and then we'd split responsibilities depending on where we are best at. I wasn't there, so I don'...
by STPickrell
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Meta questions on geography/Sports/politics: no!
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

and Minnesota High School League sports would be unacceptable? That just got asked? If you really want to write about broadly askable things and attract people, then asking about Chaska's football team from the last season or other meta like that seems like a really bad idea. If you announced that ...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Meta questions on geography/Sports/politics: no!
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Um... yeah I can't promise we're TOTALLY steering away from Minnesota based questions. Having said that, I will immediately stop writing any more questions that have an exclusive Minnesota feel to them. But be sure to brush up a little bit on the local teams for the few questions in there. Why woul...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: ACF Nationals 2008 - Chicago Wins!
Replies: 103
Views: 41135

Darn, no Sox games in Boston that weekend But that doesn't mean there will be a shortage of sporting events in the Boston Area. The Wonderland Greyhound Track has live racing six days a week and should be back up and running for the spring season by 4/26. As someone who learned to read the Daily Ra...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Folks -- preferably the TD for the district tournaments or the AD of affected schools -- in snowy districts should contact Lisa Giles at the VHSL.
by STPickrell
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Bull Run closed out their season last week Set #25: Mason 250, Clarke 135 Rappahannock 290, Strasburg 85 Madison 160, Manassas Park 130 Set #26: Mason 265, Strasburg 120 Clarke 180, Manassas Park 160 Rappahannock 195, Madison 125 Set #27: Clarke 170, Strasburg 160 So ... George Mason 20-0 Rappahanno...
by STPickrell
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 204222

Knowing what I know, I'll say Fremd is good, but Stevenson is a smidge better. At this point, Fremd is slugging it out with Buffalo Grove for MSL supremacy, while I know of no one who is challenging Stevenson in the North Suburban. I'll just be happy if BHS can grab a regional title (varsity 6-2 he...
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen County Academies Tournament 4/05/08 (Hackensack, NJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 7099

As for a third-party provider there is myself, Dynasty (Chris Ray), Aegis Questions, or Academic Initiative.

But -- I'll be honest and say that my questions and editing aren't really all that challenging for top 50 teams.

It seems NAQT undersupply is an issue in some parts of the country.
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76384

2-line tosups are not innately "wrong," provided they attempt to put in 2-3 clues, aren't hoses, and fit some sort of distribution. You've clearly never seen knowledge bowl... I've heard KB violates all those rules. On the other hand, given that a VHSL round can get through 30 5-line tossups and 20...
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76384

I played my first ever MN Knowledge Bowl meet tonight. Now I understand. I could go on for hours about bad questions, bad moderators, general disorganization, bad use of time, bad distribution, and hour long rounds of 45 2-line tossups. I won't, but I can't say I am looking forward to more of those...
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Well, Dominion pulled off the undefeated season, defeating Park View in the final. Broad Run was third followed by Heritage in fourth. PV and Dominion advanced to the regional tournament. Mr. Pickrell, do you have the brackets for the region tournaments??? P.S. amorris525-tell your friend zach I go...
by STPickrell
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU tournament date odyssey--important question posted
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

house written, 20/20, with 5-6 line tossups and 3x10 bonuses amirite?
by STPickrell
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21420

jbarnes112358 wrote:Besides, we have no idea what kind of questions Mr. Pickrell has in store for us.
They should be close to last year's edition.
by STPickrell
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21420

MLWGS-Gir wrote:
wowitsquinthaha wrote:I wish we were coming (instead of states), because March 1st is my birthday and I know that Stephen would bake me a cake
Quint, we still have to make states. No jinxing, please.
Come to think of it, don't you have to make Regionals too? :-)
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Students who play quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

About 275 Virginia schools play Scholastic Bowl, with maybe 25 private schools that play as well.

With an average of 6 students per team, that's 1,800 students in Virginia.
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Northwestern District (Group AA, Region II) results: Brentsville 245, Warren County 105 Millbrook 180, Sherando 155 James Wood 240, Skyline 105 John Handley 265, Central-Woodstock 100 Brentsville 220, Millbrook 170 John Handley 240, James Wood 160 Brentsville 230, John Handley 145 Brentsville advanc...
by STPickrell
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this acceptable?
Replies: 25
Views: 4303

You got the consonants in order. If I were in the room, I'd take it.
by STPickrell
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21420

March 1 is VHSL States. OTOH, the only Northern VA teams going to that are TJ and Woodson.
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

Well, I believe the first weekend in March is the VHSL states, so I wanted to make sure there wasn't a conflict. NAQT has a blackout on HSNCT discussion due to the mirrors of that run at MN and UTC. This is not the case. NAQT asks participants in the mirrors to avoid looking at the discussion threa...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

Given the caliber of teams at DACQ, why not use one of the easier recent NAQT college sets? That way, UVA could use IS-74. Remember, Chris is trying to get some local teams at DACQ in a 'Cinderella' bracket. I agree with Matt, though, that D1 questions may be appropriate for the elite teams. It may...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Speaking of which, who advanced from the Northern Region extravaganza on Saturday???
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

I'm assuming the Rolla fall and Vandy sets have been seen in the DC area. Given that this is in Virginia, I don't have any way of helping out here, as all my tossups have been seen by well, everyone in Virginia. The stuff I'm writing for MSHSAA series play is (1) probably a bit too easy for an elite...
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7919

Could the questions from WashU's tournament on the 2nd February be used here? Granted there's 3/2 math per match but I think the UVA team could write replacements for those.
by STPickrell
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23660

Honaker went undefeated to win the Black Diamond District (Region D) for the 11th straight year. They averaged over 200 points per game this season too.

I have Dogwood (Region B) and Tidewater District (Region A) results that I need to type in.