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by quizbowllee
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Moving on to JV State from Wallace State Region:
Altamont
West Point
by quizbowllee
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

After the Covenant Christian Tournament, I'm convinced that Alabama is completely up in the air this year. I have no idea who is actually going to win state. That's all I have to say about that.
by quizbowllee
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Dear Alabama teams, Joshua has already emailed all or most of you in ASCA, and Vanderbilt would love to host you at our 43rd Academic Bowl Competition on February 22nd on IS-134. Come enjoy Music City at its finest! You will also face some of the best teams in the region, such as Ezell-Harding, Far...
by quizbowllee
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Basically all I learned today from our tournament at West Point is that Altamont is really good. They won our tournament with a two-man team. Their B-team was really strong, so I imagine a full-strength Altamont team will be quite strong. That being said, Hoover did give them their sole loss, and th...
by quizbowllee
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

Quick Results: After seven rounds of intense power-matched quiz bowl, four teams out of 36 had a record of 6-1, with each loss coming from one of those four. Those teams were Altamont A, Gadsden City A, Hoover A, and West Point. Also, two JV teams had identical 4-3 record - Oak Mountain B and Arab B...
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

We're up to 36 teams for our December 7 Tournament. Many of the teams that have been "question marks" so far this year will be making an appearance. It should be interesting. Also, I'd like to ask anyone available to volunteer to help out if possible. I don't want to have to turn anyone away, but th...
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

Field Update: We are up to 36 teams. Due to some more moderators committing, I can take maybe a few more teams. Please let me know ASAP! Altamont A Altamont B Altamont C Arab A Arab B Athens A Athens B Brooks A Brooks B Brooks C Covenant Christan Danville Evangel Christian A Evangel Christian B Gads...
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4318

Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

This thing is still happening, right? I hope so, as I'm getting up at 4:00 am on the 23rd and driving a car-full of high schoolers to UTC.
by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

We're up to 34 teams. If you even THINK you may want to attend, please let me know immediately. I'm going to have to cap this field very soon.

Thanks.
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ease of Powers
Replies: 27
Views: 6881

Re: Ease of Powers

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:I don't think they're significantly easier to get, I just think that there's more great teams these days.
I need to pick the brains of some of these coaches, then. I'm notoriously hard-headed and stubborn. But, this new breed of "Power Team" has even me almost ready to throw in the towel.
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ease of Powers
Replies: 27
Views: 6881

Ease of Powers

This may have been discussed before. If so, I didn't see it. Anyway, I have been following the stats of several NAQT Tournaments so far this year. I am blown completely away by the percentage of tossups that are being powered by some teams. When I last had a team that was at least marginally competi...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

There has been a lot of interest in our tournament over the last week. I haven't heard from some of our usual teams, either. So, to avoid having to turn teams away, I am humbly asking anyone in the area who is willing to moderate to please contact me at [email protected].org. Also, if you are a coach or ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 106898

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I'd like to take the opportunity to say that Quinterest.org is one of the most useful tools I've ever seen in my time coaching. I'd like to see it expanded with more questions. I'm not very knowledgeable of how these things work, but I'd be more than glad to help out in any way possible in order to ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Wow. That is crazy about ASFA. Do you have any idea what their justification is for such a horrendous policy? I agree with you that the stats were underwhelming overall, especially when you compare them to how other teams did on the same set of questions at tournaments in other states. Other Alabama...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4318

Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Will there be powers and/or negs?

West Point High School will be there with one varsity team. I'm looking forward to it!
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need help with New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Need help with New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (DCL) was very useful to my development as a quiz bowl player when I was 12. It's a good way to introduce some information to young, new players. Because I studied the DCL and my middle school coach quizzed us from the DCL, I answered many, many questions and scor...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6952

Re: Small School NCT discussion

I have had the rather odd distinction of having ONLY coached at "Small Schools," despite having coached at three different high schools in three different school systems. I've learned some things in that time. First, AP classes are HIGHLY over-rated in regards to how much they help in quiz bowl. Dur...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

Field Update: Altamont A Altamont B Altamont C Arab A Arab B Athens A Athens B Brooks A Brooks B Brooks C Covenant Christan Cullman Danville Evangel Christian A Evangel Christian B Gadsden City A Gadsden City B Gadsden City C Gadsden City D Handley A Handley B Hewitt-Trussville Hoover A Hoover B Jam...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Small Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

National Small Schools

With the creation of the inaugural SSNCT, I thought it was appropriate to discuss the following: 1) What Small Schools (using NAQT's definition) are really good? 2) Which Small Schools plan to attend the SSNCT, the HSNCT, or both? 3) Which of these teams are most likely to win SSNCT? For our (West P...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

West Point 2nd Annual Invitational - Cullman, AL 12/7/2013

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to the 2nd Annual West Point Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be separate aw...
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6952

Re: Small School NCT discussion

I will attempt to be as positive as possible about this. I have been against this since R. solicited my opinion a couple of years ago (much to his surprise). However, I gathered from the conversations I had with him at that time that this was an eventual inevitability. Therefore, my biggest complain...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 10/12/13
Replies: 7
Views: 4035

Re: 9th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 10/12/13

Hey, Josh.

West Point will have three teams - one in each division.
by quizbowllee
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 12745

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Speaking of Randolph, I'm interested to see what happens with them now that their long-time coach has retired. As for WRK, it looks like an interesting, challenging field. There are not very many "push over" teams on there. Right now, I'm just hoping to finish in the top half of the tournament with ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational VII at Alabama (9/7/13)
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: William Rufus King Invitational VII at Alabama (9/7/13)

First practice today - big turnout. I may end up with 3 teams.
by quizbowllee
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 10/12/13
Replies: 7
Views: 4035

Re: 9th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 10/12/13

West Point will be there - probably 2 teams.
by quizbowllee
Fri May 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55537

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

My biggest issue on this is that the 10-second bonus parts eat up A LOT of time on the clock, which could potentially swing a game.
by quizbowllee
Sun May 26, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55537

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I said that the 2012 HSNCT was the single best set of questions I'd ever heard. I thought that this year's was just as good. I did think, though, that the questions got progressively more difficult, even during the prelims. I'd be interested in seeing the eventual data to see if this was a trend wit...
by quizbowllee
Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 61758

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Can anyone give me statistics on how many stand-by teams generally end up playing? We've got our "B" team at #1 on standby. I've told them that I'm about 99% sure they'll get to play. Has there ever been a year in which no standby teams were used?
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small schools and the HSNCT
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Is NAQT still considering having a separate Small School HSNCT in the future? Was it ever considering having one in the first place? Did anyone bring this (bad) idea up before Mr. Dillon two days ago? Yes. A couple of years ago, I and (I assume) several other Small School Coaches were asked our opi...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small schools and the HSNCT
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Is NAQT still considering having a separate Small School HSNCT in the future?
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

RyuAqua wrote: Please don't run a 3-day HSNCT.
This.

User was warned for making content-free post. - JP
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

The thing is, virtually all school activities require some amount of Saturday participation. I know we have many sports events on Saturdays, not to mention Math Team and all manner of other academic events. Even the ACT and SAT are on Saturdays (for the most part). This issue certainly isn't limited...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

In your opinion, does the very fact that most events take place on Saturday constitute a bias? If so, it certainly wouldn't be considered a liberal bias, would it? I had a freshman player at Columbia who was very talented and could have potentially been a game changer for our team. However, he was a...
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

I started this thread so everyone could have a good laugh about a "sour grapes" statement made by a disgruntled parent trying rationalize away the fact that her child's team wasn't doing as well as she thought they should. But, reading the comments, I started to think that this perceived "liberal bi...
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

It was the NAQT Div. II SCT questions.

I was actually surprised at how easy the questions were.
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

I didn't actually hear it myself. One of my moderators told me about it after the fact. Basically, it seemed that they were complaining about literature and art. Liberal Arts = Liberals = Left Wing. :lol: :roll:

This is Alabama, after all.
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 16253

Left-Wing Questions?

This was overheard at our tournament this weekend. The statement came from a parent:

"We'd win more matches if these questions weren't so left-leaning."

LOL. Thoughts?
by quizbowllee
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point NAQT "Season Ender" - 4/20/13 (Cullman, AL)
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: West Point NAQT "Season Ender" - 4/20/13 (Cullman, AL)

Quick Results:

1st Place - Hoover A
2nd Place - Hoover B
3rd Place - West Point A
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13161

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

This is probably a stupid question, but I need to be certain. Is this going to be at the Columbia campus? I'm trying to get a team together.

Thanks.
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13161

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

I may be interested in this. I haven't played in a while, and this looks interesting.
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2012-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 14491

Re: Alabama 2012-2013

Lee, feel free to propose or write the rule change regarding recognition for the fall meeting. I'll be happy to introduce it. If my team did this five or six times over the course of five rounds, however, despite repeated warnings, I'd probably be a lot more ticked at them than about the rule. Gran...
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2012-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 14491

Re: Alabama 2012-2013

Admittedly, I sort of "rage posted" above. We had a terrible day at State. First, our top-scorer got a stomach virus and didn't even make the trip. This demoralized the team before we even started. Then, the constant penalties for recognition. After about the fifth or sixth time a moderator said "Oh...
by quizbowllee
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2012-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 14491

Re: Alabama 2012-2013

OK. Seriously. It is time for this stupid, antiquated "waiting to be recognized" rule to go! This is the only tournament all year that has enforced it.

Live from ASCA State.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point NAQT "Season Ender" - 4/20/13 (Cullman, AL)
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: West Point NAQT "Season Ender" - 4/20/13 (Cullman, AL)

This tournament is now officially named the Schuch Invitational.

I had former players donate to the team. The player who donated the most got the tournament named after him. This was a surprisingly easy way to make money for the team. The winner was Nicholas Schuch!
by quizbowllee
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowldb.com not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: quizbowldb.com not working

Whatever the issue was, it seems to be fixed. My players were on there taking notes today and practicing some tossups. Thanks. It's a really valuable tool!
by quizbowllee
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2012-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 14491

Re: Alabama 2012-2013

Alrighty, folks! This thing is going down this week. ASCA State! :party: :party: :party: