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by Byko
Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toss-up and Worksheet Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 8173

We actually have some rounds in a format similar to that of Ohio that were used for a tournament in North Carolina for the past couple of years that are available for sale on our website ( http://www.acadinit.com ). That should be good to get you started, and if you'd like more, e-mail me at bykowsk...
by Byko
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184957

No offense to Buckhorn, Lee, but also on November 19 is probably the best-run tournament in the southeast out at Brookwood HS in the Atlanta area (if you're able to get clearance to go out of state). I think you guys (and anyone else in Alabama) could really get some great experience at that tournam...
by Byko
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 27168

I'm in total agreement with Howard here--It's Academic is the best quiz bowl exposure the DC and Baltimore areas have by far. We're talking about a program that has been on the air for decades now, and more than any newspaper can ever do, it lets the public know about quiz bowl. Let's face it: quiz ...
by Byko
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich memorial fund distributes buzzers
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Do we have any documented proof of the existence of quiz bowl in North Dakota/Southern Manitoba?
by Byko
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38955

I've heard some stories that I probably shouldn't share here in a public forum. But this does seem to make sense when combined with how he used to do bizarre seedings for the NAC even into the late 1990s, having first-round matchups like #4 vs. #10, #5 vs. #9, #6 vs. #8, and #7 vs. #12 all in a 20-t...
by Byko
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

Full Final Results:

1. Virginia (TJ & Ajay from Princess Anne) 225
2. Maryland (All-Stars) 215
3. Illinois (All-Stars) 206
4. Florida (All-Stars) 198
5. Colorado (Grand Junction) 122
6. Wisconsin (Rufus King) 93
by Byko
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

Quick results:

Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California all won their first-round games. Texas is not in attendance at this year's tournament. The other 24 teams will be competing tomorrow, and 6 more teams will advance to Tuesday's semifinals.
by Byko
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 110422

What date are you guys at UF looking at for next year for your tournament? It's not too terribly far from South Carolina for us to make the trip down there to make some contacts in Florida and (if you'd like) provide a couple highly experienced moderators.
by Byko
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23306

From my experiences, both playing in 1996 in New Orleans and observing in 2003 in Washington, I can say this: the matches are not timed. I counted pretty much every match I watched in DC for two days, and the first and fourth quarters were each 20 questions in length. The second quarter ends when th...
by Byko
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23306

Brother Nigel, I appreciate the comments. It was good getting a chance to finally meet you in person a couple years ago as I observed the competition at NAC at Marymount, and, in all seriousness, thanks for setting me straight on a few points (I suppose my New York metro area geography isn't so hot-...
by Byko
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23306

Interesting to read the commentary. Then again, it's also interesting to see my alma mater be the "team to beat in 2006." Oddly enough, that'll also be 10 years after I graudated from there. Hmmm.... Regardless, I'm sure nobody in Oklahoma would disagree with the assessment that Holland Hall is a qu...
by Byko
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

We had 24 teams for our state tournament. Now, all that said, we are only bringing a four-person team to Panasonic this year, unlike years past, so that helped keep our costs down. But still, with 24 teams and minimal expenses, we made easily four figures of profit off that event this year.
by Byko
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

At least in South Carolina, here's what we did to raise funds. We ran a tournament where essentially 100% of the profits went to fund the Panasonic team (and coincidentally, that tournament was the NAQT South Carolina Chapionship). After that, the cost was much more reasonable to send a team--it end...
by Byko
Tue May 31, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

Yeah, that won't be pretty. Neither will the room with Maryland and DC together in the first round.
by Byko
Tue May 31, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23306

I hate to say it, but in all likelihood, it won't work. Sure, it's a great idea. But if you're in rural New Mexico or Arizona, you probably don't know about quiz bowl unless it appears to you via snail mail right in front of your eyes. You're not going to be going out and searching for quiz bowl org...
by Byko
Tue May 31, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 15035

Benton does have one real advantage going for it, though: the format. In Arkansas, this is the format they're accustomed to for their regional and state championship. It was all the difference in Northside (Fort Smith, AR) winning over a heavily favored Eisenhower (Sterling Heights, MI) team back in...
by Byko
Tue May 31, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23306

I may not be the biggest fan of Chip Beall's tournament, but I am going to come out and say this in defense of some of what's been talked about with regards to him. There are plenty of areas of the country that, because of lack of marketing or an overdominance of one particular company or format, si...
by Byko
Mon May 30, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9446

Well, they should know about it. After all, NAQT is their source for the questions they use on Battle of the Brains.
by Byko
Mon May 30, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47912

Well, Rick, apparently you guys in Georgia have one this year. They're on the schedule, and Martha Muir (Woodward) has been getting the e-mails we've been getting. I do feel bad for y'all, though--the first-round draw groups Georgia with Alabama, Illinois, and Virginia. I know I wouldn't want any pa...
by Byko
Thu May 19, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80536

One that is touted as a national in one day, yes. Brookwood has had in the 200's before. Not so fast my friend! Brookwood had 168 teams back in 1997, and that's as large as it's ever gotten. Rick's kept it to about 120 the last couple years, and from what he's told me, that's as large as it will ev...
by Byko
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 9: NAQT South Carolina Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

Full tournament results are now online (actually, they've been there for a few days, just forgot to mention it to people):

http://www.acadinit.com
by Byko
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 9: NAQT South Carolina Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

Quick tournament results:

Fort Mill A defeated Dorman A in a close final match to win the 2005 NAQT South Carolina Championship. Fort Mill B and James Island A were semifinalists.

Full results will follow soon and can be found on our website at http://www.acadinit.com
by Byko
Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Issues raised in GA thread: Timed events, scheduling
Replies: 18
Views: 8400

The problem with a timed format is finding quality readers. It's hard enough for many people who have never read before to read packets, and throwing them in a timed format makes it quite difficult for them. In addition, it often requires more people staffing per room. I admire people who can someh...
by Byko
Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 9: NAQT South Carolina Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

April 9: NAQT South Carolina Championship

Apologies for the late information going out, as we wanted to confirm our location and date of the tournament before announcing. The 2005 NAQT South Carolina Championship will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the University of South Carolina in the BA (Close/Hipp) Building. Game format will be untim...
by Byko
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40264

My mistake earlier--I got a little carried away. That highest score was Eisenhower defeating Port Huron 1200-105 (this immediately after defeating Saline 1015-355).

As for highest losing score, try Livonia Churchill defeating Eisenhower 625-620 in a second round match in that same tournament.
by Byko
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 7324

I think, after today, it's almost a "Who WON'T be good in Kentucky this year" situation. So far this year, I've seen Dunbar, Danville, Daviess County, Johnson Central, and Pikeville and been impressed by all of them. Russell was strong last year (especially in their performance in a TOUGH semifinal ...
by Byko
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Results
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Dorman Results

In the 45-team JV division, it was an all-Kentucky final as Danville defeated Dunbar 220-160 in the JV finals earlier today at Dorman High School. 47 teams competed in the varsity division. When the smoke cleared, #2 seed Brookwood (GA) came out on top, defeating #5 seed Dunbar II (KY) 260-200 in th...
by Byko
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40264

There are two times to my knowledge when the final score has been 10-0. One of those happened at a tournament I ran in 1998 in a match between Mauldin B and James Island B in South Carolina. The other is the legendary "John Marshall slugfest" in Oklahoma as told to me by Eric Bell. Apparently, the t...
by Byko
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2/5/05 - Palmetto Invitational - Columbia, SC
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Unfortunately, because of logistical issues in hosting, the Palmetto Invitational will not be held this year. Many apologies.
by Byko
Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319326

Also from Brookwood, as a moderator:

Correct answer: cosmology
Incorrect answer: cosmetology

Sure, it's understandable, I guess, but....
by Byko
Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319326

From a JV tournament at Irmo High School this past weekend here in South Carolina. ".... Give the name of this court, which was called so due to the stars painted on the courtroom's ceiling." Correct answer: Star Chamber Incorrcet answer: Night Court As a moderator, I lost it for a couple minutes th...
by Byko
Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7108

Admiral is definitely right about announcing prelim results and playoff qualifications--it DEFINITELY slows things down, ESPECIALLY for inexperienced tournament directors. Even for someone as stats-minded as I am, I like to make sure everything is just right and there are no mistakes before announci...
by Byko
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2/5/05 - Palmetto Invitational - Columbia, SC
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

2/5/05 - Palmetto Invitational - Columbia, SC

Academic Initiative is proud to sponsor the Palmetto Invitational Tournament in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday, February 5, 2005. We are still awaiting confirmation with regards to the site of the tournament. All questions used in this event will be written in-house and will be available for ...
by Byko
Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26671

Agreed. I think the "Give and Take" adds a strategic element to the game, which is especially good for teams who may know their opponents (e.g., leaving math and science-related questions for the weak math and science teams). I'm looking to use it (or a similar form of it) for a televised competitio...
by Byko
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35379

The best teams in the country this year were definitely from the mid-Atlantic region, not the southeast. Thomas Jefferson and Governor's School were great this year--made for probably the best national championship final I've ever seen. The fact that 3 of the top 4 at PACE were from that part of the...
by Byko
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44631

I have just finished finalizing everything and have sent them to Tom. It's a pain when you have to go through scoresheets in detail and find that people (a) can't write, (b) can't add, or (c) both. It's all done now, though. Sorry for the delays--having a real job and stuff does take up a lot of time.
by Byko
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44631

Soon. I'm working on them this week.
by Byko
Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44631

Full results

The Maggie Lena Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies A defeated Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology A in a thrilling 395-345 final match earlier this afternoon. MLWGSGIS A trailed by 150 points with 6 questions to go in the game before rallying to vic...
by Byko
Fri May 23, 2003 7:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118905

Oh yeah, Rick'll be back. Heck, you've still got another 5-10 years left on your coaching contract, right? :wink: Actually, you'll likely be seeing more of me next year--I'll be moving back down to South Carolina this summer and should probably be there for a good long while, so there's at least one...