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by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 8615

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

Could someone please elaborate on "statistically anomalous"? I've seen the results, and if it's simply the fact that these two players scored at abnormally high levels throughout the tournament, that's a problem. It seems wrong that statistical anomaly and failure to corroborate tournament results ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13152

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

And, even as I posted this, it was corrected....
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13152

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

I just read all this. I don't know why. But, as an outsider, it looks like either Jake or Josh mixed up the "Alliance" and the "Association." According to Jake, it is the ALLIANCE that is promoting good quiz bowl (IE - pyramidal, no worksheets, etc). According to Josh, it is the ASSOCIATION that is ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34035

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Assuming every winner, runner-up, and wildcard team accepts their invitation to ASCA State, this will be the pools (assuming that I seeded everyone correctly): Pool A - Hoover, LAMP, Indian Springs, Arab, Enterprise, Fairview Pool B - James Clemens, West Point, Grissom, Sparkman, East Lawrence, St. ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34035

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Speaking of Spring tournaments... Good Hope is still hoping to run a tournament again this year in the early Spring, and I've agreed to help organize/run it. Do the players/coaches who frequent this board have a personal preference in Spring dates? February 4th is probably a no-go for me since that...
by quizbowllee
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34035

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

This weekend's tournament at West Point was very good. We didn't have any major problems and finished early. I think our varsity team had a tough time this weekend and didn't play to their full potential. Although we finished second without one of our best players (Rishik Hombal) we left a lot of p...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34035

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 22630

Re: Preseason Poll

Mr. Henry has evidently been arguing his case with you guys for a while but he is not just a QB coach; he is an employee at a traditional public school who has his own dog in this cultural fight. Traditional public school employees, admins and teachers, tend to, um, loathe charters. And part of his...
by quizbowllee
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS16

Field Update: Bob Jones - 1 team Buckhorn - 2 teams Clarke County - 1 team Covenant Christian - 1 team Florence - 1 team Gadsden City - 1 team Good Hope - 1 team Hanceville - 1 team Hewitt-Trussville - 3 teams Hoover - 3 teams James Clemens - 2 teams Muscle Shoals - 2 teams St. Bernard - 1 team Stil...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to the 5th Annual West Point Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 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 a...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Fair enough. For what it's worth, I would very much be in favor of some sort of objective way for NAQT to rule on charter school eligibility. You have convinced me that if any charter schools belong at SSNCT, Lehigh Valley does. Perhaps they will consider some sort of committee that will look at sch...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

For those who are confused by Lee's references to Facebook, I think he is referencing a post by Matt Weiner, who doesn't post on the boards and hasn't posted in this thread. The people in this thread who disagree with him did not post anything on Facebook and have not impugned him at all. I would a...
by quizbowllee
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

WHEW! OK.... First, let me say something: I feel like a fool. Not because of my arguments, but because I 100% legitimately never even considered the possibility that anyone would take this as me trying to ban teams that are better than mine so that we could "win the damned tournament." Looking at it...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

Are stats from this tournament posted anywhere? I'm working on this. I used an old PC laptop at the tournament and now it won't boot up. If I have to, I will remove the hard drive and extract the SQBS file that way. I'm still hoping to get it to boot, though. I apologize for the delay. I HATE when ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Cheynem wrote:I think charter schools, as long as they fit the size restrictions, should be allowed to play SSNCT, yes.
Should private schools that fit the size restrictions be allowed to play SSNCT, then?

What's the difference?
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

So.... is there anyone out there who ISN'T affiliated with a Charter School who legitimately thinks it's a good idea to allow charter schools in SSNCT? Really? Not just for the sake of being a contrarian, but who truly believes that charter schools and regular, public small schools are on the same f...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

I think a number of points raised here are very valid, especially in regards to the fact that charter schools are often able to expel students (or otherwise ask them to leave) much more easily than traditional public schools. However, the issue of school names strikes me as a rather silly basis for...
by quizbowllee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Scott hits the nail right on the head. The following is a response I sent to R. Hentzel via e-mail when we were discussing this very issue. I could retype all of this, but my response to him sums up my feelings (and the feelings of many people I have talked to) perfectly: <<<<A charter school that h...
by quizbowllee
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Questions Galore Bought by Avery
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

Re: Questions Galore Bought by Avery

The Cullman County regular season rounds are being bought from HSAPQ this year.
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School Set by Nov?
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: Middle School Set by Nov?

I need something really, really easy. A lot of these teams are new to playing anything outside of Questions Galore.

I may end up writing them myself, but I wanted to see what is out there first.
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School Set by Nov?
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Middle School Set by Nov?

I'm hosting a middle school tournament on Nov. 4. Are there any good sets that I can mirror that will be available that soon?
by quizbowllee
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

After much consideration, I have decided that SMART II will NOT be available to mirror this year. We will use the set at West Point on Sept. 24 only. If anyone would like to purchase the set - which will likely now only be 8 rounds (that's all we will need for our site) - you may do so after Sept. 2...
by quizbowllee
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 21417

SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

I've made many arguments in the past about how Charter Schools have an inherent advantage over other public "Small Schools." Then I saw this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/08/30/national-labor-relations-board-decides-charter-schools-are-private-corporations-not-public...
by quizbowllee
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

bretthogan43 wrote:Is there a set-in-stone date for SMART II as of yet?
Sept. 24. I sent your coach an e-mail last week.
by quizbowllee
Tue May 17, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

It looks like a number of tournaments in AL on NAQT sets don't go that many rounds (Buckhorn for instance on IS-148 only has 8 rounds and Covenant Christian on IS-152 only had 7 according to the NAQT results site; IS sets contain 14 packets, so that's a whole tournament going basically unused). Cou...
by quizbowllee
Tue May 17, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

As the head of HSAPQ for next year, I can say that while we hope to expand our set offerings in the future, there is just no way we can compete (at this time) with the output of sets and questions being produced by NAQT. For what it is worth, I will definitely be steering potential hosts in your di...
by quizbowllee
Tue May 17, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

This devolved quickly into exactly what I DIDN'T want.... NAQT writes all of our State tournament series: Our district, regional, and state tournaments are all run on NAQT sets. So are our Small School and JV tournaments. Our middle school District and State tournaments are on NAQT sets. Even our AS...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 16, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

Generally, other circuits avoid this issue by running tournaments on non-NAQT questions. Yes. And that's what teams here have done. However, we tend to prefer NAQT questions. And, tournaments run on non-NAQT questions tend to have lower participation in our area. Personally, I am much more likely t...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 16, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 6531

Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

I was just wondering if there is any chance that NAQT might try to increase the number of sets they produce next year and in the future? I don't know if demand for packets is so high everywhere else, but I know that several teams have wanted to use NAQT sets in Alabama for the past few years, only t...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 16, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Spring - May 14, 2016 - NAQT SCT-16DII
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

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

Hoover B went 7-0 in our power-matched tournament to take 1st place. West Point A went 6-1 for 2nd. Hoover A was 5-2 for 3rd. Good Hope took 4th at 4-3.



Full results posted here:

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=6756
by quizbowllee
Fri May 13, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

All I can say is that more time and editing will go in this year. I hope some sites will give us another shot. After reading this thread, they probably won't. :sad: I'll concede a bit on the length of bonus parts. But, I still think 2-3 line bonus parts are overkill. Thanks again for the feedback.
by quizbowllee
Thu May 12, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9119

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: 9119

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: 9119

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: 9119

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 17564

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 17564

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: 2613

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: 2613

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: 1838

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

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: 10982

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

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: 32936

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: 32936

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: 4994

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: 32936

Re: Alabama 2015-16

JosipOfKumrovec wrote:Why did SpringWood decline their invitation to compete at state?
Their prom is the same day.