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by Kevin
Wed May 28, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 18337

Re: So Panasonic is back...

Why is Jesuit--a perfectly competent team on good quizbowl questions and probably the best team between Georgia and Texas--always choosing to go to the worst tournaments? This just seems baffling especially since they have so much good QB experience. Because they are perfectly aware that they have ...
by Kevin
Fri May 23, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 18337

Re: So Panasonic is back...

I heard that Jesuit (New Orleans) will be representing Louisiana.
by Kevin
Mon May 12, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Assigning Moderators
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

Re: Assigning Moderators

Sorry, I disagree (although I'll concede the point as far as timed tournaments go). I had a tournament with 21 teams split into 3 groups of 7 teams. So I needed 9 moderators. I had 3 really good moderators, a couple of okay college kids, a few of my high schoolers who were okay, and one or two very ...
by Kevin
Mon May 12, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Assigning Moderators
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

Re: Assigning Moderators

One of the things I learned was that if I have a tournament with multiple preliminary pools, I should put my best moderators together. Yes, this means some teams get stuck with worse moderators, but it also means that if the best moderators can finish more quickly, they can go relieve the weaker mod...
by Kevin
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 4487

Re: Study tips for literature

My suggestion would be to look at NAQT's You Gotta Know list of authors and works and memorize them if you haven't already, as well as learning their major plot points and characters. On top of this use Quinterest to look up the authors on that list at the high school level and write down their oth...
by Kevin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team make money?
Replies: 13
Views: 5844

Re: How does a team make money?

Tournaments are a pretty common way to make money. I'd suggest hosting a middle school tournament. It's probably a little bit cheaper than hosting a high school tournament, and it'll be easier for your team to staff it (you won't be fielding any house teams). It also helps grow the game at the middl...
by Kevin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13

Brief results: Jesuit A went 10-0 to win the title. Jesuit B and Ben Franklin finished tied for second; by mutual consent of the coaches, the runner-up trophy was awarded to Ben Franklin on the basis of better points per bonus (20.37 to 20.19, a difference of just two bonus parts). edit--stats up at...
by Kevin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13

Lunchtime update: Jesuit A (611 PPG, 23.18 PPB) and Ben Franklin (394 PPG, 20.63 PPB) each went 5-0 in their prelim brackets. Other teams advancing to the championship bracket were Jesuit B, Jesuit C, Rummel, and Shaw. Top individual scorers from the prelims: Kevin Yokum, 12th grade, Jesuit A (124 P...
by Kevin
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6950

Re: Small School NCT discussion

Is there anything that makes small schools inherently less competitive than their larger counterparts? If the answer is "no," then I think using an easier set sends the wrong message, regardless of how well or poorly these schools have performed in the past. Perhaps this is too obvious, but a schoo...
by Kevin
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2013-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4778

Re: Louisiana 2013-2014

Looks like it'll be Jesuit and Lusher neck and neck this year. Ben Franklin seems to have fallen off a little bit.
by Kevin
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13

Field update: Pearl River (1 team, no buzzers) Rummel (1 team, no buzzers) Mt. Carmel (1 team, no buzzers) Jesuit (3 teams, 1 buzzer) Ben Franklin (1 team, 1 buzzer) Shaw (1 team, no buzzers) Brother Martin (1 team, 1 buzzer) Pineville (2 teams, 2 buzzers) We will probably include one house team to ...
by Kevin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)

Lake Castle is a non-religious private school and I think their kids end up all over the place. One kid had a Jesuit t-shirt on, but I heard that Emeka is going to Franklin.
by Kevin
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Chapelle Fall Tournament (Metairie, LA) - 10/12/13

Archbishop Chapelle High School will be hosting its 2nd annual fall tournament on Saturday, October 12th. Coaches should register their teams between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. At 8:45 we will have a meeting for all players and coaches. Matches will begin at roughly 9 a.m. and continue until noon. From noon...
by Kevin
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)

Thanks to all the teams who attended, and especially to the staffers who helped the tournament run smoothly. Congratulations to Lake Castle for winning the tournament, and to Holy Name C for winning the junior (5th/6th grade) bracket. Congratulations to the top individual scorers: Emeka Emetuche, Tr...
by Kevin
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)

Teams attending:

Holy Cross (2 teams)
Holy Name (3 teams)
Immaculate Conception (2 teams)
Lake Castle (? teams)
St. Catherine (1 team)
St. Dominic (2 teams)
by Kevin
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

New Orleans Middle School Kickoff 9/14 (Metairie, LA)

Archbishop Chapelle High School is proud to announce that we will be holding our first ever middle school quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, September 14th. Registration/check-in for the tournament will take place from 8:00-8:45 a.m., with a welcome meeting for coaches & players at 8:45. Preliminary ...
by Kevin
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13

When will the stats be up?
by Kevin
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13

Thanks again to Tulane for hosting. Seemed to run fairly smoothly, and the question set was pretty solid overall. Not a bad turnout considering it was an ACT date.
by Kevin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13

Any update yet on what building we'll be in?
by Kevin
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 12-13
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: Louisiana 12-13

Anyone have any thoughts on the season so far? Looks like Jesuit is the team to beat, at least in the southern half of the state. But Ben Franklin, Lusher, and Lafayette are certainly capable of competing with Jesuit. Anything going on up north?
by Kevin
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)
Replies: 12
Views: 7533

Re: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)

The "Team Detail" page seems to be showing stats from last year's Tulane tournament, but all the other stat pages appear to be correct. Thanks again for hosting!
by Kevin
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)
Replies: 12
Views: 7533

Re: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)

Stats? Or at least a summary of the results?
by Kevin
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)
Replies: 12
Views: 7533

Re: First Annual Tulane Fall Tournament (New Orleans, LA)

Congratulations on having things run pretty smoothly. I know a few issues came up (as they always do), but they were dealt with pretty smoothly and efficiently, and all the moderators I saw were very good.
by Kevin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mississippi 12-13
Replies: 18
Views: 5104

Re: Mississippi 12-13

I may try to put a team together for that Murrah tournament. Jackson is only three hours away from the New Orleans area, Meridian is about the same, and Hattiesburg, Natchez, Biloxi, etc. are all closer than that; hopefully in the future we can attract a few more teams from MS to tournaments in New ...
by Kevin
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

Golran wrote:Were all teams from Louisiana?
Yes. And all were from the metro New Orleans area except for Lafayette, Anacoco, and Dutchtown.
by Kevin
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

Playoff standings available here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1083/stats/playoffs/ Thanks to all the teams who came. I'm sorry things ran a more slowly than we'd all have liked, but I hope you enjoyed the questions and the tournament. Note: neither the prelim nor playoff stats include t...
by Kevin
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

Jesuit A defeated Jesuit B in Round 11 to force a tiebreaker over a half-packet, then won on the last question. 1st place: Jesuit A 9-1 (won tiebreaking game) 2nd place Jesuit B 9-1 3rd place: Lafayette 8-2 4th place: Ben Franklin 7-3 5th place: Anacoco 6-4 6th place: Lusher B 4-6 Complete standings...
by Kevin
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

Updates: Location : We will be holding the tournament on the 2nd floor of our main building. Enter the campus from Veterans Blvd. Drive straight through the parking lot in front. There will be a round building on your left. Go past that and keep driving until you reach the next large parking lot, an...
by Kevin
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

I'm planning on it. I'll probably provide the packets for free, but if printing costs won't allow that I may charge a small fee.
by Kevin
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

Field update as of September 25th:

Holy Cross (1 team)
Brother Martin (1)
St. Martin's (2)
Ben Franklin (2)
Mt. Carmel (1)
Anacoco (1)
Dutchtown (2)
Jesuit (3)
Lusher (2)
Lafayette (1)
Sacred Heart (2)
Shaw (2)
Catholic-New Iberia (1)
Rummel (1)
by Kevin
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 12-13
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: Louisiana 12-13

Are any of these events open to Mississippi schools?[/b][/i] I can't speak for everyone, but you're certainly more than welcome to attend the tournament we'll be hosting at Chapelle HS in Metairie. More info here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13439 Also, I would expect that most...
by Kevin
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Chapelle HS Fall QB Tournament (9/29/12, Metairie, LA)

On behalf of Archbishop Chapelle High School I am announcing our First Annual Fall Quiz Bowl Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, September 29th. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., with tournament rounds beginning at approximately 9:15. Coffee and donuts will be provided...
by Kevin
Thu May 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7939

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

I'm not sure what happened with the March tournament at Lafayette HS--I don't know if it was a matter of the date getting moved around to avoid conflicting with LAAC or what. Their fall tournament went pretty well and had a good turnout. At first I was more of the "build it and they will come" opini...
by Kevin
Fri May 11, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7939

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

FWIW I was probably going to send a team to NAQT State in Baton Rouge; then I saw nothing about it on this forum, didn't get an e-mail about it, and only saw it on the NAQT website. So I sent a team to an LAAC-format tournament at Franklin, and it's safe to say the questions were just as bad as I re...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Tulane 3/31
Replies: 30
Views: 7536

Re: BHSAT at Tulane 3/31

Bump for field update?
by Kevin
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7939

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

I received an e-mail from Lafayette HS saying that they were looking to host a tournament (using NAQT IS questions) and were planning on a March 10th. But then I received another e-mail from them saying that LAAC regionals were that day. Also, if it's like it was back when I was in high school, LAAC...
by Kevin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7939

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

Does Byrd do LAAC? Apparently the LAAC state championship is scheduled for the 31st, possibly eliminating yet another date for Tulane's tournament.
by Kevin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Tulane 3/31
Replies: 30
Views: 7536

Re: Tulane-LSU HS Tournament Date Suggestions

As far as Literary Rally goes, the word I got from my principal is that it'll be done by 10 a.m. in New Orleans. (I think that for most subjects it's just a one-hour written test, and people can only attend in one subject, so they couldn't take more than one. Maybe it's different in other parts of L...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Tulane 3/31
Replies: 30
Views: 7536

Re: Tulane-LSU HS Tournament 3/24

Any idea what the distribution will be for each packet of 20/20 or 21/21? (Those guidelines are 24/24 for a packet-submission tournament). Also, could you give us an idea of the difficulty level you're aiming for by pointing us toward some similar previous tournaments? I'm optimistic we'll be able t...
by Kevin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7939

Louisiana 2011-12

It seems, unfortunately, that there are very few people involved with Louisiana high school programs active on the boards here. It also appears that most of the active programs are geared toward the LAAC format (complete with worksheet and lightning rounds) or toward Questions Unlimited tournaments....
by Kevin
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)

It's looking like we should be able to send a team or two to this.
by Kevin
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 9210

Re: TIT/IO Discussion

Repeats: seemed like a ton. Two separate Vatican II tossups (albeit with very little overlap), Ficciones coming up at least three times (twice as an answer), Vermeer coming up a couple times, etc. There also seemed to be some odd distributions; the Minnesota packet had toss-ups on Pathetique and Mus...
by Kevin
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21

FSU A won by going 7-1, with Ahmad (USF) beating Billy (FSU B) on the last toss-up in a game that kept Billy from finishing 7-1 and forcing a tie-breaker game. I was really hoping to get through ten rounds plus any playoffs needed, but unfortunately the late start we had plus not getting a good read...
by Kevin
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: TIT Mirror at Tulane (New Orleans) 11/21

Quick update after four games of a six-team double round robin:

1st: FSU B (aka Billy)
2nd: FSU A
3rd: USF (aka Ahmad)
by Kevin
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Recruitment and Retention
Replies: 29
Views: 6415

Re: Recruitment and Retention

I think this whole discussion of an "in-crowd" is largely irrelevant to the rank-and-file membership of a typical program. I think most college players don't even read this message board or even know it exists. Obviously, most of the players at the top-tier programs are pretty involved in the qb com...
by Kevin
Sun May 03, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 10117

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

In general, the primary goal of this tournament is to provide a high quality trash tournament against a national field to crown a trash national champion. I would certainly hope that both college-based teams and teams with individuals well over the college age will attend this tournament. That I ca...
by Kevin
Sun May 03, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 10117

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

On a slightly unrelated note, I'd love to see a widely-mirrored, packet-submission trash tournament along the lines of GARBAGE to be paired with ACF Fall or another fall tournament, so that teams traveling to a fall academic tournament have a chance to play some trash, too. I think it's the sort of ...
by Kevin
Fri May 01, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 29531

Re: ACF distribution

Political parties in this country include the Force for Change Democratic Movement and the Independent Democratic Action. Islands near this country include Annobon and Bioko, part of a volcanic chain named for a country to the northeast. This country was a major exporter of sugar for centuries, but ...
by Kevin
Fri May 01, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 29531

Re: ACF distribution

Well, hold on here. Just going by countries, there are probably at least 200 tossupable ones. Now, consider large/important cities, states, and important rivers (as long as they aren't just "this river is X feet deep and passes through cities Y and Z"). That should easily be 300 answers, and I'm fo...
by Kevin
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2009 Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6647

Re: MUT 2009 Discussion

I didn't play this, but I moderated at the ULL mirror. I noticed what seemed like a lot of typos and minor mistakes, but that may have been just because I'm used to playing at tournaments, not reading. It probably also had something to do with the fact that the ULL mirror was one of the first, so I ...