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by quizbowllee
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

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: 3259

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: 3259

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: 7159

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: 3259

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 thenry@ccboe.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: 3259

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: 32017

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: 32017

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: 32017

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, they did ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How far back are NAQT Questions truly useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 3352

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: 7094

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 tell the re...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations AMSA!
Replies: 17
Views: 10769

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: 10463

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: 10463

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 B are no p...
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: 10463

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: 10463

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: 2547

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: 10463

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....
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 10463

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

Looks like I may only have 3 teams after all. I'll know for sure tomorrow.
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

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

I agree whole-heartedly with Coach Rutsky in regards to lack of trophies. Books as prizes might be acceptable in college. But, in high school, administrators, parents, and - yes - players and coaches expect trophies or plaques to display. In fact, we are often dependent upon them to secure funds, pr...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Things that make a good tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 8811

Re: Things that make a good tournament

I don't know if this falls into the necessity bracket, but it is something I think is worth mentioning. If you are hosting a high-school level tournament and charging $50+ per team to attend, you need to have trophies or plaques for the winning teams. You don't have to break the bank on this, but a...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

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

Thanks for hosting. Overall, I'd say that this tournament went significantly better than WRKs of the past.

Any idea when we might see stats?
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 10463

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

If Hoover is coming and bringing another moderator, will that open up our 4th team without a moderator? We can still bring some buzzers.
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

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

Joshua Rutsky wrote:Hoover's in.
How many teams, Sir?
by quizbowllee
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 10463

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

I'd like to bring a 4th team if room can be made.

2 Varsity and 2 JV.

If we can't get a 4th team, then I'll have 2 varsity and 1 JV.
by quizbowllee
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

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

Field Update (9/25)

Buckhorn - 1 team
Glasgow (KY) - 2 teams
Good Hope - 2 teams
Handley - 2 teams
Hoover - ? teams
James Clemens - 1 team
Loretto (TN) - 1 team
Lyman Ward - 2 teams
Springville - 2 teams
by quizbowllee
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Winter Invitational - 12/5/15 (IS-151A)
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

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

Coaches and Sponsors: We would like to cordially invite you to enter your teams in the 4th Annual West Point Winter Invitational to be held on Dec. 5, 2015 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. This tournament will be using NAQT questions (IS-151A). This will be an introductory level set that wi...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

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

Just making sure you got our registration form.

4 teams from West Point.
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

Re: Alabama 2015-16

by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

Nevermind - I found the missing score sheets. Stats coming soon!
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

I'm working on stats now. Unfortunately, it looks like a few score sheets have gone missing... So the stats will not be 100% complete.
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

Also, please remember that there are sites that will be mirroring this set, so please do not discuss them.
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

Can we expect full stats by Monday? Good Hope greatly enjoyed the set and tournament as a whole, and would like to thank you guys. We thought the set was very well written, and the only complaint/comment any of my teammates had was that there seemed to be [question content issue redacted --Mgmt.] ....
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

Quick Results:

1st Place - Spain Park A
2nd Place - James Clemens
3rd Place - Springwood

JV Champion: Spain Park C
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Quick Results from today's SMART I - Lee Henry's House Party Tournament: 1st Place - Spain Park 2nd Place - James Clemens 3rd Place - Springwood 4th Place - Hoover A 1st Place JV - Spain Park C 2nd Place JV - Hoover B Spain Park is quite strong. I don't believe they ever had a close match. They beat...
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

Re: Alabama 2015-16

We'll get our first look at some of Alabama's strongest teams tomorrow at the West Point SMART I invitational!
by quizbowllee
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

sharathun wrote:What time will gameplay begin, and is there an estimate of the time that we will finish at?
I sent all this information to the coaches.

Try to arrive between 8:00 and 8:15. I hope to be playing by 8:30.

I hate trying to estimate when a tournament will end, but we're usually done by 4:00.
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)
Replies: 15
Views: 7159

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

Tentatively put us down for a 4th team (in JV).
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 10463

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

cwest123 wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Field update?
We will also be trying to recruit some local teams who aren't very active.
Good luck. I sent invites to every team in Cullman County begging them to come. I even offered huge discounts to those schools who don't normally attend invitationals.

Responses I got: zero.
by quizbowllee
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational IX at Alabama (10/3/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

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

West Point will be there with at least 3 teams - possibly 4.
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

Fair enough.

SMART I: Lee Henry's House Party.


As for format, it will be NAQT-style tossups and bonuses, complete with powers and negs.

I will decide whether to do pools, power-matching, etc. when I get a definite number of teams.
by quizbowllee
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

This annual tournament will now officially be known as SMART (Student-Made Academic Rivalry Tournament). Here is the up-to-date field. We still have plenty of room for more teams, and I'd love to get up to 30+! Field Update (as of 9/17/15): Cordova - 1 team Covenant Christian - 2 teams East Lawrence...
by quizbowllee
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Would there be interest in attending a Grissom hosted JV invitational in the weeks leading up to the JV State qualifiers? We would most likely look to use NAQT sets, but may resort to using house written questions. We'd possibly be interested, but it would depend on the date. We're already booked p...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 32017

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Would there be interest in attending a Grissom hosted JV invitational in the weeks leading up to the JV State qualifiers? We would most likely look to use NAQT sets, but may resort to using house written questions. We'd possibly be interested, but it would depend on the date. We're already booked p...
by quizbowllee
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point SMART Tournament - Available for Mirroring
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

West Point SMART Tournament - Available for Mirroring

If you need a set of questions, but don't have to have a ton of rounds, West Point is creating our first-ever house-written tournament this year. Named SMART (Student-made Academic Rivalry Tournament) - in honor of Mr. Kaleb Smart who made a nice donation to our team, this tournament will have 10 ro...
by quizbowllee
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6096

Re: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point

sharathun wrote:James Clemens plans to bring one team and one buzzer system. Can the registration fees be paid onsite on the tournament date?
That will be fine. Thanks.