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by Byko
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

Re: Re:

Dave, I know I sent you some recent results, but did you receive the Solon results from last Saturday and Sunday? I have. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get those included sometime this week. The stack of results in the e-mail inbox is a lot smaller right now, so that increases the chances. I have...
by Byko
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

Re:

BobGHHS wrote:Dave,
I know I sent you some recent results, but did you receive the Solon results from last Saturday and Sunday?
I have. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get those included sometime this week. The stack of results in the e-mail inbox is a lot smaller right now, so that increases the chances.
by Byko
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24461

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

Is anyone going to make predictions for Saturday's State tournament? I am excited to take my team, and I am hopeful that we have a respectable showing. The Byko Ratings say we're heavy underdogs, but I don't think many of the teams at the A state are well-connected to the greater quizbowl world (in...
by Byko
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

Stat74 wrote:But I suspect that Mr. Bykowski has a ways to go to catch up.
QFT

Seriously, though, if things continue to go well, I may be caught up completely in early March.
by Byko
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: Gonzaga Academic Tournament 2/9/08
Replies: 14
Views: 2934

rchschem wrote:Was this the same set used at Robinson (2/2/08)?
Yes.

Once Solon's tournament is over and I get confirmation (or lack thereof) about this set being used at U. of Alabama, I'll be happy to discuss some of the items related to the questions that have come up.
by Byko
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 46590

Speaking of Byko's ratings, can anyone provide additional information about Wheaton North, East Lansing, Savannah, and Saint Johns (TX)? Currently they are listed as having zero losses in Byko-included tournaments. Do you know of any losses in non-listed tournaments, and if so to whom? I'd like inf...
by Byko
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2007-08
Replies: 176
Views: 38108

I'd love to go though, but none of us have any PACE experience :sad: Don't let that stop you, though--most teams don't have much (if any) experience on the PACE format because usually, the only tournament in that format has been the NSC. Last year, there was a regular season set that Matt Weiner ha...
by Byko
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any news on CWRU Buzzerpalooza?
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:There is a question set available if you wanted to do Great Lakes. Ask Matt.
Heck, there's a question set available if you wanted to do Buzzerpalooza. Ask me in a little over a week (sorry--I have other things taking my time between now and then).
by Byko
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE:Prison Bowl I @ Hunter Coll HS, NY, NY (1/19/08)
Replies: 50
Views: 11140

will this tournament ever be posted on that ranking site? I'll send him the results, but I think David's on leave until mid-February or so, so you'll probably have to wait until then . . . Pretty much. Priorities: 1. Finish PACE set 2. Finish packing and moving into new house 3. Go out of town for ...
by Byko
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

Hey Dave, On the page for our team, it shows us at 27-5, but it doesn't show that on the page for Ohio... whats up with that? It probably means your record has been updated to 27-5 but the ranking hasn't run since the update. I seem to remember Byko mentioning something about that. Check and see if...
by Byko
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9315

I think it's basically going to come down to Brookwood versus either Alpharetta or maybe Lakeside in one semifinal It's nice to see us predicted doing that well. This is our first time in High Q, but our first game went well. I was disappointed that I missed the Norcross-Walton match while I was on...
by Byko
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9315

Its not completely a test of buzzer speed because you do have to study the things beforehand. Even though at normal tournaments they wouldn't tell you what to study, it is not completely a buzzer race because it is not common knowledge who was born or what happened on a specific Sunday in the year....
by Byko
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '07-'08
Replies: 184
Views: 49964

Re: Results of FCAT

Full varsity division results can be found on the Limestone League website. http://www.freewebs.com/limestoneleague/fcat08results.htm I will try to have "B" division up later this week. Will these results be added to the national rankings list? Yes, in time. Things will be slow the next 3 weeks bec...
by Byko
Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond (1/5/08) Columbia, MD
Replies: 43
Views: 9058

The full results can be posted here, if people would like. Also a note to anyone expecting questions that has not received them yet: they will be sent out, I promise! My team and I are still kind of recovering from the trauma that was our tournament, so I can assure you, these will be the topics of...
by Byko
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Globes... cancelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Golden Globes... cancelled!

Does anyone care? At this point, no. Now, if the Awards Channel were in existence, that could be a problem, as that would cut down their programming in being able to show EVERY Awards show out there, such as: The Grammies The Emmys The Daytime Emmys The Oscars The Tonys The Golden Globes The People...
by Byko
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9315

Re: High Q

Now that a good majority of the initial High Q games have been played, how do you guys feel about the competition so far? I created this thread to promote discussion about High Q since there seemed to be no thread pertaining to Georgia's televised quiz show. Fire away! :cool: So what happened with ...
by Byko
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51256

Predictions: 1st - BMHS B 2nd - BMHS A 3rd - Aiken 4th - Randolph A Just don't overlook Aiken. They're a good team who has beaten LAMP convincingly and played close multiple times against James Island, quietly one of the best teams in the Southeast. And Aiken's hungry for a tournament win. Just tru...
by Byko
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiki Project: Defunct national championships
Replies: 28
Views: 7507

One more thing: according to a Wikipedia article on Winnebago, Illinois, FWIW, it says that Winnebago HS won the Griffin Experience in 1994.
by Byko
Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiki Project: Defunct national championships
Replies: 28
Views: 7507

Downingtown High School (Pennsylvania) was the other final four team in 1996--we had faced them in Quiznet, and they weren't bad at all. I don't know if they were 3rd or Manheim Township was 3rd, but those were the two that came out of D.C. that year. I too have the same information as Brother Nigel...
by Byko
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 statistics : list of links
Replies: 13
Views: 5660

walnutmjb10 wrote:Does anyone have the Tippecanoe Naqt tourney stats?
There's an ever-increasing set of stats at http://www.naqt.com/stats. That's where I'm getting some of my stuff from as well.
by Byko
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

I mentioned this in another thread, but if you give me some parameters for what stats you want to develop, I should be able to make you a program that will at least be able to get teams from SQBS html output and add them to some database of yours. Part of the problem there, though, is that the team...
by Byko
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WHERE HAVE ALL THE AVATARS GOOOOOOOOONE
Replies: 4
Views: 929

I'd really like to know if someone is changing permissions on the images, images/avatars, and images/smilies directories. They weren't right. They've been reset to something that works.
by Byko
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

You have the GDS tourney, but none of the games or records. Er, just wondering if you knew that. Yeah, I do. Closing on a house yesterday kind of took priority over the ratings. Seriously, it's all coming. If you've e-mailed me with statistics that aren't included yet, I probably got them, and I'll...
by Byko
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 78469

gkandlikar wrote:Does anybody have a scoop on when GINVIT stats will be posted?
Take a look at http://www.naqt.com/stats and there's something there. Maybe in the next week or two I'll get it included in my rankings.
by Byko
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15907

I think this officially makes me old:

RIP Dan Fogelberg

Probably what makes me even older is that "Leader of the Band" just came up on my iPod a few minutes ago. Seems appropriate.
by Byko
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

(Also, coaches and players could always encourage TDs to submit their results, if people in a certain area care about these particular rankings to that extent.) Not only that, but I've had some teams submit results for their own team for the season. Granted, if they've defeated teams for which I do...
by Byko
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiki Project: Defunct national championships
Replies: 28
Views: 7507

Wasn't there also some sort of National Quiz Bowl for Jesuit High Schools that lasted very briefly for a year or two in the late 90s or early 00s?
by Byko
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

Does anyone happen to have more detailed results (such as all the scores) of this tournament? I'd be interested in them for ratings and rankings purposes.
by Byko
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain High School and Middle School (12/1/07)
Replies: 14
Views: 4743

Does anyone happen to have the scores from this tournament?
by Byko
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 25210

We have in fact resolved our sponsor issue and will be bringing three teams, although our A team will be down its three best players. EDIT: we will probably also bring one buzzer system. So it's probably really more like TJ B, C, and D rather than A, B, and C in attendance? I'll be sure to note that.
by Byko
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58585

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:I have emailed our Brookwood results to Mr. Bykowski; however, they have not yet been added to the results database. We went 6-2 at that tournament, so we should move up in the rankings.
True. I'm working through some backlog--it may get entered today. Thanks for your patience.
by Byko
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58585

Didn't Holland Hall finish around 25th in NAQT the year they won NAC? They were in a 9-way tie for 20th that year. The only other times the NAC champion has competed at NAQT were 2002 (Irmo finished second to Saint John's, TX) and 2001 (Irmo finished tied for 15th with Huntsville, TX). None of the ...
by Byko
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiki Project: Defunct national championships
Replies: 28
Views: 7507

Thanks, I'll change the page to incorporate that. Do you have any info on the American Academic Challenge? Brooks Sanders used to run the AAC. I want to say that it happened in 1997 and 1998, though I may be wrong on that--I think it only happened twice. I know that Walton won it one of those years...
by Byko
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10802

Yeah, in accordance with i guess everyone else that's posted, the questions were poor, to say the least. I can't speak for everyone else, but I wouldn't describe them as poor. I'll save my rant on this kind of thing for another time. also, although i'm not complaining about the specific protests at...
by Byko
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10802

Results: 1. Walter Johnson 2. Gonzaga A 3. Georgetown Day 4. Gonzaga B 5-8- Whitman, St. Anslem's and two others The questions were probably the worst ive heard since ER last year. The other two quarterfinalists were Reservoir and ER. Other teams making the playoffs were Whitman B, Hammond, Perry H...
by Byko
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15907

Yes, I'm resurrecting a long-dead thread, but it's cool, though. And no, this isn't about Sean Taylor, which is sad, but I really don't need local media beating me over the head with the headline: Sean Taylor, Still Dead. Dr. Robert Cade, who invented the sports drink Gatorade and launched a multibi...
by Byko
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Has the HSQB Main Page been compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Everything works fine now. A couple of ideas - check to make sure our FTP is secure, and also if we're hosted on a Windows platform ask if they're patched fully to date. Actually, we should be on the same Linux server that the Academic Initiative site is currently on. That's why this bugs me, as I ...
by Byko
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa '07-'08
Replies: 13
Views: 3865

Re: National Tournaments

Does anyone know how Iowa has done nationally? In addition, I know Iowa has some form of NAQT tournament, but does it participate (as a state) in PACE or other national events? I have to go back to records (which you can do at http://www.pace-nsc.org). I'm pretty sure we have had one school from Io...
by Byko
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31462

I notice you don't have any Minnesota teams on the list. Many Minnesota stats can be found here Of note... Minnesota league play (derived from a series) Note that there are four large divisions of ~30 teams each on that page. Also, the a-series SOCIAL has been played. GINVIT (regular IS series) is ...
by Byko
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Has the HSQB Main Page been compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Cannot access VCU hosted ACF Fall 07 results due to permissions. Try it now. I'm running into a problem--things have to be open enough for people to be able to see them, but it seems that those same permissions are allowing some script to insert links and scripts to random spam sites into files. I'...
by Byko
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Has the HSQB Main Page been compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Should be fixed now, mail me and Dave if something pops up again in the future. Several files need to still be fixed: - Anything in the schedule folder (these are all very old tournament results) - The following html files at the root level: 404.html fall-schedule.html generation.htm info.html lies...
by Byko
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Has the HSQB Main Page been compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

The main hsquizbowl.org page has been fixed. It appears that other pages are compromised as well (based on the modify dates of the files), but the entire message board has not been. I don't understand what is happening. The permissions on all of the files are set to owner being the only one to have ...
by Byko
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 10361

This tournament is being written by different people, and in a different format, than the tournament last year. Unless I'm mistaken, more specifically it's being written by Dave Bykowski's Academic Initiative team. In any case, the questions are sure to meet the "good" and "pyramidal" categories, b...
by Byko
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14404

STPickrell wrote:You can attribute keeping a cap on entry fees to generous donations from the DAB Charitable Trust (I forget your middle name, sorry.)
Close: DBB (Bradford). But the DBB Housing and Suburban Development Fund would be a better place to send any donations. :wink:
by Byko
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14404

While we haven't discussed it, any increment above what we have charged last year will not be a significant one. We will likely hold the line on the registration fees as much as we can this year, but considering that we need to financially support the bulletin board (considering how much more bandw...
by Byko
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24563

NeverHitTina wrote:Byko- Results email has been sent.
Got it--thanks.
by Byko
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT VII (10/27/07)
Replies: 33
Views: 11798

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Also, if the tournament wants to affiliated with PACE, the top 4 teams automatically qualify for the NSC. The quarterfinalists are eligible for wildcard bids if they do not otherwise qualify.
With this field size, it would actually be the top 8 automatically qualifying (n=68).
by Byko
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8573

I, for one, would simply love for there to be more tournaments in Florida. I know Florida State and UF run tournaments, and I know that more than 4 high school teams exist in the state. So why not have more tournaments hosted by high schools? I can provide questions--let me know if there's anything...
by Byko
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12041

yangsta wrote:
STPickrell wrote:If only a telephone match could be arranged between the winner of this and the winner of Cav Classic ... :-)
Or they can... go play in Japan or something...
I can try to find some yes/no questions for that! :razz:
by Byko
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12744

For those interested, after years of having their sometimes-unreadable website design, they've done a massive overhaul that, I must admit, definitely looks better.