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by quizbowllee
Thu May 12, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9514

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

Thanks for the feedback. I will definitely be going over all of this with my players before we begin writing SMART II. I will also personally take a more active approach in the writing. I was DETERMINED not to write any of the questions myself. I simply did what I could to make the most of what the ...
by quizbowllee
Thu May 12, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9514

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

As for difficulty: The original SMART was SUPPOSED to be between A-series and Regular IS level. However, we clearly failed in that regard, as the winning teams at most sites averaged around 350-400 ppg and had a PPB of around 20. We will attempt to bring the difficulty down to the originally stated ...
by quizbowllee
Thu May 12, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9514

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

I sent a private message to TylerV. If anyone had any feedback about SMART, please email me at [email protected].org. For what it's worth, I never got any negative feedback from anyone, even when I specifically asked for constructive criticism. It was our players' first-ever attempt at a house write and ...
by quizbowllee
Thu May 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9514

SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

West Point will be writing SMART II: The SMARTening over the summer for the 2016-2017 school year. It should be available for mirrors by mid-September 2016. Our first attempt at a house write went fairly well. This second attempt should be even better. The writers now have more experience AND more t...
by quizbowllee
Tue May 10, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 18259

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

For what it's worth, the teams in the Alabama College Bowl League (the JUCO league in the state) all offer scholarships to play for their teams. In fact, that's how I paid for college back in my day. It's sad that this is the exception. Imagine a world where colleges all valued this game and offered...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 09, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 18259

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.

Wallace State is going to have one seriously dangerous Community College team for the next two years.
by quizbowllee
Fri May 06, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII

Field Update (5/6/16):

Good Hope - 2 Varsity
Hoover - 2 varsity; 1 JV
Mountain Brook - 1 varsity
Hewitt-Trussville - 2 varsity
Sylacauga - 2 varsity
CCA - 1 varsity
Lyman Ward - 1 varsity
St. James - 1 varsity
Fairview - 1 varsity
West Point - 1 varsity
by quizbowllee
Tue May 03, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII

I just sent our confirmation e-mails to all teams who have expressed interest. Please reply to them ASAP. If you are interested, but haven't yet let me know, please do so immediately.

Thanks.

Updates forthcoming!
by quizbowllee
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT Discussion/Predictions
Replies: 0
Views: 1920

SSNCT Discussion/Predictions

With SSNCT coming up in just a few days, I thought I'd start a thread and see what everyone's thoughts are.... I've looked up stats and results from all 80 (79 actually as of right now) teams. It appears to me that there are 6 really good teams (with one - Advanced Math and Science - being remarkabl...
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

Re: Oldest Tournament?

I have contacted Blake Leeth at Snead State and have asked whether any of the questions from the tournaments held in the 1970s-1980s are still available if they could be scanned. I will let you know what I find out. Is it possible that there could be results from the early Snead State Invitationals...
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations AMSA!
Replies: 17
Views: 11232

Re: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: April 30-May 1, Chicago

For those who haven't seen this yet, it appears that the SSNCT will officially be using the power-matching "Card System" of HSNCT this year. This should be interesting!

https://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2016/details.jsp

We're looking forward to it!
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

Re: Oldest Tournament?

I have contacted Blake Leeth at Snead State and have asked whether any of the questions from the tournaments held in the 1970s-1980s are still available if they could be scanned. I will let you know what I find out.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

Re: Oldest Tournament?

Is this an invitational or a local-only tournament?

I guess I should've said oldest "invitational," as I actually think our local county championship has been going since the 60s.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

Oldest Tournament?

Last week, we won the 44th Annual Snead State Invitational in Boaz, AL. During the announcements, Mr. Leeth - the tournament director - made the claim that this was the longest-running quiz bowl tournament in the state of Alabama. It has been held every single year since 1973. My question is this: C...
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I once again correctly predicted every one of the playoff teams <congratulatory pat on my own back>. :cool: On a more serious note, I think ASCA was great this year. The quality of questions, the competitiveness of teams, and the overall atmosphere of competition in the state have all improved radic...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Pool placement for this Friday's state tournament: Pool A: Altamont School Bayside Academy Florence High School James Clemens High School Southside High School Spain Park High School Pool B: Alma Bryant High School Buckhorn High School Good Hope High School Huntsville High School Ramsay High School...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point SMART Tournament - Available for Mirroring
Replies: 6
Views: 5153

Re: West Point SMART Tournament - Available for Mirroring

I appears that our email addresses do NOT like each other at all. I sent you an email yesterday and another today. Let me know if you got them, please.
by quizbowllee
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

JosipOfKumrovec wrote:Why did SpringWood decline their invitation to compete at state?
Their prom is the same day.
by quizbowllee
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

All State Qualifiers and Wildcards are up:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/Regionalan ... fiers.html

Trent - let us know if Bayside is going to make it. If you're not, it will have major implications for the pools.
by quizbowllee
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

ASCA Regionals Report from West Point Region:


Pool Winners/Automatic State Qualifiers:

Pool A:

West Point - 1st
Buckhorn - 2nd

Pool B:

James Clemens - 1st
Sparkman - 2nd
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII

Field Update (3/28/16):

Brindlee Mountain - 1 team
Cullman - 1 team
Fairview - 1 team
Good Hope - ? teams
Hewitt-Trussville - 2 teams
Hoover - ? teams
Lyman Ward - 1 team
Russellville - 2 teams
Springwood - 1 team
St. James - 1-2 teams
Sylacauga - 2 teams
West Point - 2 teams
by quizbowllee
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:We have not yet received results for the Huntsville site.
All ASCA District Stats (including the Huntsville site) are now available on naqt.com.
by quizbowllee
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

All stats from District sites are up on naqt.com EXCEPT for the Huntsville site. For some reason, it says that stats from the Huntsville District are unavailable. That's really frustrating. The average points per game for Buckhorn, James Clemens, and Sparkman are the main stats that I want to see.
by quizbowllee
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Also, all Regional Qualifiers and site assignments are posted here:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/Regionalan ... fiers.html
by quizbowllee
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Any of you guys happen to know your ppg?

Apparently NAQT will be posting stats soon. They have all been sent to NAQT, but they haven't been posted to the site yet.
by quizbowllee
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

How did everyone do at District? At our site, we went 5-0 and averaged exactly 499 ppg. Arab was also undefeated. I believe their ppg will be in the mid-to-high 300s. Good Hope and West Limestone were the other teams that made it to regionals. I'm not sure about their averages, but I'm thinking high...
by quizbowllee
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII

Coaches/Sponsors: We will officially be hosting our Spring Invitational this year on Saturday, May 14 at West Point High School. I know this is later in the year than most tournaments, but it will be an excellent opportunity for your Senior students to bid farewell, for your young students to get a ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

cwest123 wrote:Does anyone know when stats from SS/JV regionals will go up?
The stats are up.
by quizbowllee
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

The list of qualified teams for the JV State Tournament are up:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/JVTournament.html

And for the Small School State Tournament:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/SmallSchoo ... ament.html

Congrats and good luck to all teams who made it.
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

:neutral: I was hoping for more detailed stats, but it is what it is, I guess.... I'm proud to see our "C" team qualifying for SSNCT. I didn't even think about that possibility. I got them registered. Now to come up with the entry fees. Also, can any Alabama team beat Spain Park this year?...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Matthew D. wrote:It was an exciting day at the Buckhorn Invitational. The results:

1st place: Spain Park
2nd place: Hoover
3rd place: Gadsden
4th place: West Point

Congratulations to the tournament MVP, Venu Reddy.
Will full stats be posted?
by quizbowllee
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Stats from our Dec. 5 tournament are up:

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=6755

Congrats to Gadsden City, Buckhorn, West Point, and Gadsden City B for qualifying for HSNCT.

Congrats also to West Point, Good Hope A, and Good Hope B for qualifying for SSNCT!
by quizbowllee
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)

After one of the most tumultuous tournaments of my hosting career, here are the quick results. Varsity: 1st - Gadsden City A 2nd - West Point 3rd - Buckhorn 4th - Gadsden City B JV: 1st - Gadsden City B 2nd - Hoover B Small School: Good Hope (West Point removed themselves from contention for this aw...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)

We've had several teams drop this week :sad:.

If anyone wants to fill in last-minute, please let me know by Wednesday morning!
by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)
Replies: 15
Views: 7649

Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

I do believe that this is the single toughest varsity field of any tournament in the history of Alabama Quiz Bowl.
by quizbowllee
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)

The tournament is a month away! I'm still waiting to hear from several teams. We have plenty of room, but I may have to put a solid deadline on registration. If you plan to attend, are THINKING about attending, or have any questions, please e-mail me ASAP at [email protected].org. Field Update (12/2) Buc...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)

Field Update (11/2) Buckhorn - 1 team Florence - 2 teams Glasgow (KY) - 2 teams Good Hope - 2 teams Hanceville - 1 team Handley - 2 teams Hoover - 4 teams (tentatively) James Clemens - 1 team Loretto (TN) - 1 team Lyman Ward - 2 teams Madison County - 1 team Priceville - 1 team Russellville - 2 team...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

While we would love to hear your input, please do not discuss specific answers here. A private forum will be set up to allow everyone who played or observed the set to discuss individual questions. Thanks! Hey, Naveed. I sent you a private message about one particular tossup I think you need to loo...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I want to say something about the Maryland questions that I think we as a state need to discuss. My players complained incessantly about the length of the questions. I love quiz bowl more than just about anyone, and even I was getting glassy-eyed and bored listening to the questions go on and on. We...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33673

Re: Alabama 2015-16

A few things: 1) SMART I: Lee Henry's House Party was targeting a difficulty "between A-series and Regular IS sets." That was what my kids were told to write. However, while I feel that they wrote a high-quality set, especially for a first-time house write with less than a month to finish,...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: How far back are NAQT Questions truly useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 3686

How far back are NAQT Questions truly useful?

Here's a question that I've been pondering lately. The game has changed so much in the last several years. An NAQT packet from even 5 years ago is very different from one written this year. When I was cleaning out my archives, I came across an NAQT packet from 2000. I believe it was IS-26. WOW. If y...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protesting against your own team
Replies: 15
Views: 7802

Re: Protesting against your own team

I tend to agree with Coach Rutsky. However, I'm going to play Devil's Advocate for a moment. Here is an analogy that I have heard made from former players, parents, and even other coaches: Would a football player who "scored a touchdown" but knew that his knee was down on the 1 yard line t...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations AMSA!
Replies: 17
Views: 11232

Re: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: April 30-May 1, Chicago

Our apologies for the unprofessional delays in responding to your question about Lehigh Valley Academy's small-school status. Lehigh Valley Academy is SSNCT-eligible under NAQT's current policy (used for the 2015 SSNCT). That being said, our eligibility policy for the 2016 SSNCT has not been finali...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

I looked at what Rutsky sent. It looks good. The only thing to consider is that West Point C is going to be exponentially stronger than WP B and WP D.

Of course, I could switch the rosters myself to level that field.
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

Chandler - Here's the situation as I see it - You've got 4 really strong teams (Spain Park A, James Clemens A, Hoover A, and West Point A). You've also got at least one potential "upset" team that could beat any one of those four with the right packet (Vestavia A). Spain Park B and Hoover ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

Personally, I'd say the more rounds, the better.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

Alright... Sorry to keep going back-and-forth, but I'm going to go ahead and bring 4 teams. One of them may only have 3 players, but that's better than those kids not getting to play just because one or two kids aren't coming. Plus, we've already got the check cut for 4 teams.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)

Sorry to be persistent, but can we please get the stats? My players are dying to see how they stacked up. I'm also very interested to see the individual and team scores from the whole tournament. Some of us (myself included) are stat hounds. I know the stats were finished at the tournament Saturday,...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

I think we will only have 3 teams. Too many conflicts that my players wait to tell me about....