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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: 11338

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: 2813

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: 9400

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: 2813

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: 11338

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: 3597

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: 11338

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: 3597

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: 3597

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: 2813

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: 33674

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: 6591

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: 6591

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: 6591

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: 6591

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: 6591

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: 33674

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: 33674

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: 6591

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: 7649

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: 11338

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: 2813

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: 6591

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: 6591

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: 33674

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: 33674

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: 5153

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: 6591

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.
by quizbowllee
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6591

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

Field Update:

Cordova - 1 team
Covenant Christian - 2 teams
East Lawrence - 2 teams
Good Hope - 1 team
Hewitt-Trussville - 3 teams
James Clemens - 1 team
Hoover - 3 teams
Spain Park - 2 or 3 teams
Springville - 2 teams
Springwood - 1 team
by quizbowllee
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6591

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

cwest123 wrote:Will there be discounts for additional teams?
Sure. $55 for each additional team.

We will also likely have JV division if there are enough interested JV teams. At the very least, we will give a trophy to the top JV team(s).
by quizbowllee
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 33674

Re: Alabama 2015-16

We are hosting a house-written tournament on Sept. 19. Details can be found here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=17723
by quizbowllee
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9/19/15 - Unnamed House-Written Tournament at West Point
Replies: 24
Views: 6591

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

West Point High School in Cullman, AL will be hosting our first-annual house-written tournament on Sept. 19. We will be shooting for a difficulty level somewhere between NAQT A-series and Regular IS-sets. We will also still be hosting a tournament on NAQT questions in December. Registration for this...
by quizbowllee
Thu May 14, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

The pipeline of talented students coming up from Bumpus is going to keep the Hoover machine running strong for years to come.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

It seems like every time we host a tournament, regardless of the date, there are several Alabama teams that can't make it because of "mandatory Saturday AP Study Sessions" on that Saturday. What is the deal with that? Is it because of A+ College Ready? I ask because we (West Point) just go...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 14159

Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

No blog or predictions for SSNCT? Sad....
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point (AL) Spring Tournament - May 9, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 5045

Re: West Point (AL) Spring Tournament - May 9, 2015

Also, we will be using the SCT-Div II set from NAQT. So, the questions will be slightly more difficult than IS-series and should serve as a good practice for HSNCT for those of us attending.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point (AL) Spring Tournament - May 9, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 5045

Re: West Point (AL) Spring Tournament - May 9, 2015

I've been updating the field over the past few days. If you plan to attend, please let me know ASAP. I want to be able to get definite numbers soon.

Thanks!
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 14159

Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Has it been determined whether the format will be power-matching (cards) or pools?
by quizbowllee
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

But, you're not taking into account that James Clemens's best player is a Freshman who didn't play on varsity at all until - I think - Regionals. This kid is GOOD. He almost single-handedly beat our full A-team at CCA.
by quizbowllee
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I think Pool D is fairly obvious. It will be Grissom and James Clemens. I think our pool is probably the hardest to predict. I think West Point and Spain Park would be favored to come out of that pool. But, we are 1-1 against Buckhorn this year and barely beat them at Regionals. Spain Park is the on...
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

State is this Friday. Pools: Pool A: Brindlee Mountain High School Covenant Christian School Enterprise High School Gadsden City High School Huntsville High School Oak Mountain High School Pool B: Donoho School Hoover High School JCIB High School LAMP High School Russellville High School Springwood ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 28143

Re: Alabama 2014-15

Actually, the varsity division used the GSAC XXII set by Maggie Walker's team. It was a bit tougher than IS and the questions were much longer. The tournament went fairly well for a first-time host. I strongly would have preferred doing a straight 20 TU/20 Bonus format with all three parts of the bo...
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations AMSA!
Replies: 17
Views: 11233

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

Thank you for announcing this so early. You have no idea how much easier it makes things for us.
by quizbowllee
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15950

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

Here in Alabama, we still have worksheets. I'm hoping they become a ghost some day soon. As for lightning rounds, we got rid of those sometime in the mid 1990s. I remember, because I was still in high school at the time. We replaced them with worksheets, which are terrible. But, they are better than...
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 44040

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Out of curiosity, what is the FEWEST number of standby teams that have been used in an HSNCT?
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15950

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

I always liked the old NSC format. The old NSC format was interesting. The Category Quiz is something I miss just because, when practicing for it, I would yell "CHOOSE!!!" in an overly dramatic and ominous manner after every single tossup. Imagine the "Choose your fate" voice fr...
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 44040

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

With over 20 teams on the waitlist, I have to think that they will expand the field to at least the number of teams that they had (at the same location) last year.