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by quizbowllee
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20475

OK... To an extent, I understand what Dr. Barry is saying. A team that is as talented as his goes to a tournament to win. At the point that winning (or placing) becomes impossible, it can take the wind out of your sails (as a coach and/or as a player). I think its safe to say that a team like Brookw...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17866

To bounceback or not to bounceback. That is the question. OK. I met Dr. Barry for the first time at the ASCA coaches' meeting here in Alabama. He was the guest speaker and he conducted a wonderful workshop on coaching quiz bowl. I admired his incredible love for the game and his dedication - both th...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20475

Something that really disgusts me has come up a few times this year already. In more than one instance, weak teams (or even strong teams that have performed poorly that particular day) have simply left a tournament before it was over. This was a problem at Bevill-Jasper CC's tournament earlier this ...
by quizbowllee
Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

OK - I think that there has been sufficient tournament action to make a shortlist of the top 5 or so teams in Alabama this year. Here is what I think, based on tournaments so far this year: In no particular order, the top five seem to be: LAMP ASFA Indian Springs Brindlee Mountain Covenant Christian...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76273

UAH

Steven, it would be interesting if you came to UAH... I plan to start on my Master's there next year and MIGHT start playing again if someone with more time was willing to start up a team.

-Lee
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

Here are the results in full: 1st - Brindlee Mountain 12-1 248.8 ppg 2nd - Indian Springs 11-2 305.0 ppg 3rd - ASFA 11-2 241.2 ppg 4th - LAMP 11-2 227.7 ppg 5th - Holy Spirit 8-5 220.8 ppg 6th - Cullman 7-6 192.7 ppg 7th - Hoover A 6-6 166.7 ppg 8th - Muscle Shoals 6-7 151.9 ppg 9th - Vestavia Hills...
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

I know a few teams that are going to be there: Brindlee Mountain ASFA Covenant Christian Bob Jones Arab Cullman Athens High Athens Bible School That's all I know for sure. It looks like its going to be a good competition. The field is pretty strong. Last I heard there were 17 teams registered, but s...
by quizbowllee
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 5797

We would've been there if at all possible... We simply couldn't make it this year due to various conflicts that players and coaches had. You know me well enough to know that we try to get to everything possible... We are planning to go next year. Also, Steven, where did you guys place? I would've th...
by quizbowllee
Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

I agree with almost everything you said... My team didn't really care much for the questions. Some of them were flat wrong. A couple examples come to mind: The Mississippi River is the longest river in North America, not the MacKenzie. And secondly (in the semi-final round, I might add), "Beauty is ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

OK. This is the final roster of registered teams. I have cut off registration, teams have had several weeks to reply, and I can't find many more experienced readers. Alabama School of Fine Arts Altamont A Altamont B Boaz Bob Jones Brindlee Mountain A Brindlee Mountain B Cullman A Cullman B Guntersvi...
by quizbowllee
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

Ok. Registration for our tournament has picked up a bit. Here are the teams I have so far. Alabama School of Fine Arts Altamont A Altamont B Boaz Bob Jones Brindlee Mountain A Brindlee Mountain B (possibly) Cullman A Cullman B Guntersville Holy Spirit Hoover A Hoover B Indian Springs LAMP Muscle Sho...
by quizbowllee
Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Who all was at Austin High yesterday? We had already committed to LAMP for their 6-9 tournament, so we didn't go. Incidentally, we took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at LAMP... Would've taken 4th also, but my 7th graders lost by 15 to Indian Springs... *Edited one time to fix some terrible grammar mistake...
by quizbowllee
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Bob Jones did not do too well... I think they only won 3 or 4 matches. Brindlee Mountain is going to LAMP today... it's a 6th-9th grade tournament. Hence, I am able to take all of my players... We will be at Holy Spirit next weekend. After that, we'll be at Athens State on Dec. 3 and our own tournam...
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

OK - It looks like Alabama may just be a convoluted mess this year, with no one team looking like a sure thing, but rather a group of about 5 or 6 that could take the title(s). Today, Bevill-Jasper held their tournament. Holy Spirit Catholic School won with a record of 8-1 Guess who gave them that o...
by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319371

Today in practice:

Answer given: Amelia Earhart
Correct Answer: The Space Shuttle Columbia


The question kept talking about all of the missions that "she" flew...

This inspired the student to reply: I hate it when they refer to inanimate objects as "she" or "he!"
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

AHHH - left a letter out of my e-mail address on that last post.

Should be [email protected]

I will edit previous post to correct that as well. If anyone e-mailed me, please re-send. Sorry.

-Lee
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

OK - in order to qualify for PACE, we must have 12 teams... We seem to have stalled at 11. Steven, I still haven't heard anything from LAMP... You sure you are coming? I've got you down, but I need confirmation. Also, do you think LAMP can field 2 teams? That would solve the problem. If anyone is in...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

As of right now:

Brindlee Mountain A
Brindlee Mountain B
Indian Springs
Boaz
Guntersville
Holy Spirit
Bob Jones
Alabama School of Fine Arts
LAMP
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

The questions are coming from various sources... some from Chris Borglum from Valencia, some from Daniel McHan from Athens State, and I've got some other people from around the country offering to make trades, free-lance, etc. BTW - anyone out there interested in writing, trading, etc, please contac...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

I just found out that Athens State University, also in Alabama, is hosting a tournament on Friday Dec. 3. They are planning it to also be a PACE qualifier. Therefore, between their tournament on the 3rd, and ours on the 4th, there will be two chances in two days to qualify for PACE. Athens State is ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Freelance Questions needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Right now I need any questions at all. All subjects (no trash, though). As far as compensation goes, I can maybe work out some kind of trade... E-mail me for specifics on this. I'd especially like to get some questions from you since this is a PACE qualifier.

-Lee

[email protected]
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Freelance Questions needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

I've had no bites AT ALL on this... If anyone is even CONSIDERING writing some questions (or even considering a swap), please let me know ASAP. Otherwise, I'm going to place an order with the good folks at NAQT...

Thanks,

Lee

[email protected]
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319371

Out of curiosity, what tournament was this?
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Sorry - I had so many questions about our tournament at Brindlee Mountain that I answered the wrong question...

The questions at UTC were mainly house written with a few freelancers.
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

It being a national qualifier, I plan to allow my Varsity team to compete. Hence, no house-written questions. I have put out a request for freelancers (mainly players on the college circuit). If I don't get enough bites, the good folk at Athens State University have agreed to do a good bit of the wr...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

No, it wasn't. It was not even NAQT format. It was, however, pyramidal tossups with 3-part bonuses.
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Three teams from Alabama made the trip to UT-Chattanooga yesterday for the Bob Selcer Memorial Tournament. Although highly outnumbered by teams from Tennessee and Georgia, we represented our state well. All three Alabama schools finished in the top four! 1st - Covenant Christian 2nd - Maryville (Fro...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Freelance Questions needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Not necessarily... tossups and bonuses should be separate.

What I really want is ACF-style questions on a high school level. A slight step below ACF Fall if you will.
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Freelance Questions needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Freelance Questions needed!

I desperately need some high school level questions for a tournament at Brindlee Mountain on Dec. 4. If you have any, please e-mail them to me at [email protected].net The questions need to be pyramidal high school level. I am willing to set up a swap for these. Anyone who submits a set of 10 TU/10 Bonuses...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

This is true. Mrs. Daily informed us that Russellville will not be hosting their annual high school tournament. I was planning on hosting a tournament later in the year, but decided to claim the now-vacant Russellville date. We will host a high school tournament at Brindlee Mountain. Details can be ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10183

12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama

All teams are invited to the first ever Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational Tournament to be held here in Guntersville, AL on Saturday Dec. 4, 2004. The tournament will be a tossup/bonus format with pyramidal-type questions. The top 4 teams will qualify for the PACE National Championship Tour...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oct. 9 Tournament at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Oct. 9 Tournament at UT-Chattanooga

Just wondering who all is going to the Bob Selcer tournament in Chattanooga next weekend...
by quizbowllee
Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question writing help: American Literature
Replies: 5
Views: 4126

I have written for two years for a conference in Ohio that adheres to this same format. I can tell you from experience that it is VERY tedious... I seriously think that if I am approached to provide questions again this year in that Ohio format that I will pass... It's not worth the money I got paid...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Brindlee is planning to go to some out of state stuff. We are going to the tournament at UT-Chattanooga on Oct. 9. I'm kind of slowly getting them acquainted to out of state play. We would go to Vandy, but that is the weeked we hold our annual middle school tournament. Incidentally, I hope to host a...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

I am also dissapointed that Russellville has no high school team... I can't help but wonder where all of their former middle school players went... Last year at our invitational, their middle school team had 6 teams! That's right, there was a Russellville F team! And they weren't too bad. Where are ...
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

Interestingly enough, Mrs. Daily informed me that Russellville is not having a team AT ALL this year... She said they only had one player.

As for Indian Springs, I don't think they were there...

Lee
by quizbowllee
Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110433

04-05 Alabama Teams

Well, I just got back from the ASCA "Fun" Tournament - and this is how it panned out: Top Four Varsity: 1) Covenant Christian 2) LAMP 3) Brindlee Mountain (yes - they were all freshmen) 4) Bob Jones Top Two JV: 1) Arab 2) LAMP I wanted to point out that as Brindlee Mountain coach, I had the option o...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

sorry that last one posted twice...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

I am aware of NAQT's policy of possibly inviting lower ranked teams over those above them. However, I can see where, to avoid Columbia pitching an absolute fit, they might've leaned in that direction in this case. NAQT does not "choose," per se, to do so. If the S-values say that team X should get ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

I am aware of NAQT's policy of possibly inviting lower ranked teams over those above them. However, I can see where, to avoid Columbia pitching an absolute fit, they might've leaned in that direction in this case. NAQT does not "choose," per se, to do so. If the S-values say that team X should get ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

I don't think even for a moment that Columbia would have gotten a bid as a means of justifying bids for lower-finishing teams, since that wouldn't be necessary. As Dan Greenstein noted, NAQT can select the lower-placed team first, so long as that team didn't play in a lower playoff division. (I thi...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Angelo, I was also of the theory that bonus conversion must be a huge factor. That is until I noticed that Columbia, who got 3rd in their SCT had a lower conversion than ours. It kinda looks like NAQT gave Columbia a bid in order to justify inviting Maryland, who finished behind Columbia, but who ha...
by quizbowllee
Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Re: Athens State...

One word: standby. I think the last time I checked there was only one team on the D2 standby list. Get on that list; that way if NAQT comes through late in the game and says that they have a slot for you all, you won't have to decline because of "fundraising" issues. It might suck if you don't get ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Re: Athens State...

Lee, Don't give up just yet. Just see what happens - some teams will inevitably decline, and your chance will come up. I'm also sort of confused - only 1 team made it out of the Southwest and Southeast sectionals. I'm also at bit miffed to see an Alabama community college winning the Mississippi CC...
by quizbowllee
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Re: Athens State...

Lee, Don't give up just yet. Just see what happens - some teams will inevitably decline, and your chance will come up. I'm also sort of confused - only 1 team made it out of the Southwest and Southeast sectionals. I'm also at bit miffed to see an Alabama community college winning the Mississippi CC...
by quizbowllee
Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Athens State...

To say that I'm a little upset is an understatement... I thought for sure that 2nd in a SCT would grant us an invite. We fought hard to not get invited... I seriously doubt two teams will not accept. Oh, well. Thanks to all who "prognisticated" that we'd get in. I thought we would, too. Kinda miffed...
by quizbowllee
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 71278

Hey, where did you get the Southeast "tossups heard" stats? I haven't seen them anywhere. I'm the captain of Athens State's team and I know our tossups heard number was low... Several rounds we didn't even reach 20. Thanks.

-Lee Henry
Athens State Quiz Bowl