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by DVader
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

We won't be attending NAQT State because of the scheduling problems involved with Easter and the fact that we already qualified for NAQT Nationals. As for ASCA vs. NAQT State, I think its the "ridiculous hoops" that give ASCA its greater prestige. Laypeople (ie. the ones that can help fund your trip...
by DVader
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

A few interesting facts about the 2006 ASCA State Tournament: Only one of the top four teams from last year made it into the top four this year (Springs). Two (ASFA and CCA) of the top four teams had never made it to the top four before. Neither #1 seed made it to the finals. First time a player has...
by DVader
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Funny you should ask, Lee: The Results of the 2006 Alabama Scholastic Challenge: 1. ASFA 2. Bob Jones 3. CCA 4. Indian Springs 5. Grissom and Hoover All State Team 1. Daniel from Cullman 2. Carter from CCA 3. Captains from Southside and Bayside 5. DJ from ASFA 6. Captain from Hoover (Sorry if I didn...
by DVader
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Snead State Results: 1st: Bob Jones 2nd: ASFA Semis: CCA and Brindlee All Tournament Team: 1. Matthew H. of CCA 2. Matt of Southside 3. DJ of ASFA 4. Andy of Brindlee Mountain My day began and ended with losses but the wins in between were pretty sweet, considering we finally broke the 500 point bar...
by DVader
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Lymphoma is tearing it up pretty well, and they have a few players that came on board after I left. Lymphoma actually got second highest individual scorer at the tournament (I got fourth highest mainly because my team members were stepping it up that day, which is always good). His playing skills ha...
by DVader
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Results from Huntsville City Invitational: 1st: CCA 2nd: ASFA Semis: Bob Jones, LAMP In another day of hard fought quiz bowl, ASFA and CCA met in the final round to decide the tournament. This time CCA came out on top. Overall, we had a very good day with strong playing. There were a couple of scare...
by DVader
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

No shafting at the Rainbow Middle Regional: Yellow Pool: ASFA (4-0) Southside (3-1) Blue Pool: Indian Springs (4-0) Hoover (3-1) Today was a very good day for us. We played in top form, scoring over 300 points in each game including a 400 point round and had the highest average score out of all the ...
by DVader
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teen Jeopardy Tryouts at NAQT
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

He won. Congrats to Papa for that, btw.
by DVader
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

From what I saw at the ASFA tournament and at our other meetings, Brindlee's Mountain team is pretty balanced with Andy usually scoring slightly more than the others.
by DVader
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Grissom always finds good people. Bob Jones has shown themselves to be a strong team this year with lots of high placings. Any way you arrange it, Arab's going to be a crapshoot. I'm willing to bet at least one strong team is going to get the short end of the stick there. As for my regional, I know ...
by DVader
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teen Jeopardy Tryouts at NAQT
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

Whatever happened to Michael Braun? He posted on here until the Teen tournament but seemed to disappear afterward.
by DVader
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Yeah, they were there but not at full strength. They got beaten by Walton before you played Walton.
by DVader
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Results for the 10th Annual ASFA Invitational Tournament: 1st place: Mountain Brook 2nd place: Covenant Christian Semifinalists: Walton Pelham Today's field of 25 teams provided a few big surprises. Mountain Brook started off the day with a crushing loss to Brindlee Mountain but managed to get on fi...
by DVader
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

From what I can tell on the website it's going to be Central Alabama Community College that will send teams to our regional, but that isn't for sure until they post the regional assignments. Our highest score was 430 in the first round against Hewitt-Trussville (which happened to be our bye round so...
by DVader
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

From the Jefferson State District Tournament: Pool A: 1. Hoover (6-0) 2. Pelham (4-2) 3. Oak Mountain (4-2) Pool B: 1. Indian Springs (6-0) 2. ASFA (5-1) 3. JCIB (4-2) No surprises here either. We went undefeated except for our tough loss to Springs in the final round (not that it really mattered, a...
by DVader
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Bradshaw is not in ASCA anymore because the school ceased to exist when it merged with Coffee to become Florence High, which was at state last year. Bibb County, Daphne, Clay-Chalkville, and Etowah each had a single really good player that graduated and had no one strong enough to replace them. I th...
by DVader
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ridiculously hilarious protests/protest arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 22718

At the Austin High Invitational last December we had a bonus question that asked "What was the first country to have permanent colonies in North America" and we said Spain. The answer in the packet said England so I protested it, saying that Spain had an empire in North America by the time the Engli...
by DVader
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Looks like Bob Jones lucked out in their district assignment. They have to travel a bit further though. Our district is going to be as fun as ever, as is yours, Lee.
by DVader
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

The ASCA format consists of four periods. The first (warmup period) contains 10 5-point tossups, the second contains 10 10-point tossups with 20-point bounceback bonuses, the third is a 20 question worksheet worth 100 points, and the fourth (catch-up, stump the experts, pun on those two) period has ...
by DVader
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Results of the Paul Bryant High School Invitational: 1st: ASFA 1 2nd: LAMP 3rd: Hoover 1 4th: Pelham Today I actually got to go to a tournament. There were no missed registrations or transportation issues (although we had to take a nice minibus because the ASFA minibus broke down) and everyone was p...
by DVader
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SQBS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

It's similar to the Alabama format but not the same. We have 10 5-point tossups, 10 10-point tossups with bonuses, a worksheet, and then 10 15- point tossups.
by DVader
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

CCA was at full strength but we didn't play them. They went 4-2 in the prelims and lost to Oak Mountain of all teams in the semifinals. How'd y'all do today?
by DVader
Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Yeah, too bad we couldn't go to Bob Jones. Covenant Christian didn't do too well at LAMP, so maybe y'all will have a chance.
by DVader
Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

Lee,

Do you know where Alabama NAQT State is going to be held and who to contact for it?
by DVader
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Well, we went undefeated in the round robin and got 3rd seed overall in the playoffs. Then we won our first playoff match but lost in the quarterfinals to Woodham from Florida on the last question because their captain suddenly went on fire that round and turned the momentum against us. We had beate...
by DVader
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 26429

Steven, there's a couple former players that I know at Alabama. Corey is from ASFA and James is from Bob Jones, and I'm sure they'd have at least some interest in joining a team. Nick, I talked to Cameron a few weeks ago and he said the Auburn team disbanded because of lack of interest, which is a s...
by DVader
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Films that Quiz Bowl Players Need To See
Replies: 26
Views: 13470

On a similar vein to Family Guy, I'd also strongly recommend The Simpsons which in its 17 years has probably satirized most major works at least once (or if you're Star Wars, many many times). Not to mention that Simpsons questions find their way into packets every once in awhile. I didn't really ca...
by DVader
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

So those were Chip questions. That explains a lot.
by DVader
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Austin Invitational Results: 1. Bob Jones 2. ASFA Semifinalists: Florence, Cullman (there was a consolation game but I don't know who won) High Scorers 1. David John Gagne, ASFA 2. the Cullman Captain 3. Andy Knowles, Brindlee 4. Andrew Santi, Bob Jones The tournament went pretty well, overall outco...
by DVader
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19831

I'm captain of the team, so I can talk to him tomorrow about it. What's your name and team's name?
by DVader
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Brindlee Mountain High School Invitational - Dec. 3
Replies: 40
Views: 19831

Congrats to all the winners. The overall results aren't really surprising, although Walton's come-from-behind win was pretty interesting. Walton also proved my point about everyone being beatable very well. Too bad I couldn't get to know how ASFA would have fit into that ranking. Lee, once you've re...
by DVader
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Good luck to all the teams at Brindlee Mountain on Saturday. I wish I could be there but extenuating circumstances prevent it. On a side note, which teams are going to be at Austin next Saturday?
by DVader
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

No, last year we just had schools from all around Alabama.
by DVader
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

Coach: Mr. Donald Chatman
Email: [email protected]
by DVader
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10644

The Alabama School of Fine Arts's (Birmingham) tournament is February 25.
by DVader
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Adam won again on Jeopardy, so he'll be playing in the finals tomorrow and Friday against the guys from Stanford and Wash U in St. Louis. Anyone going to Buckhorn on Saturday or Austin on the 10th? We won't be going to Buckhorn because of conflicts with Thanksgiving break and a conference in Atlanta.
by DVader
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Were you trying out too Slade?
by DVader
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Yeah, CCA is scary good and their performance at the big regional tournaments shows that we have a lot to reckon with in them. I don't know if they're the best team in years (can't comment on Grissom five years ago but the Robbie and Shiva teams I played were amazing in both knowledge and comeback a...
by DVader
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

By non fine arts I meant mainly math and science and by weakness I meant in mainly in the math and science areas that Brindlee's team of tenth graders hasn't gotten to yet in the high school curriculum. It's a weakness they'll overcome as they take the higher level math and science classes. I had th...
by DVader
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brief results--Hoover Invitational
Replies: 8
Views: 4360

Overall, I thought the tournament went pretty well. There were some timing problems and a bit of miscommunication among the tournament staff, but both problems were resolved and didn't hurt the quality of the tournament. The questions were fine usually except for the hoses and multipart answer tossu...
by DVader
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20597

Actually, I did play a game once where four people hold onto buzzers and wait until the central console beeps then everyone has to buzz in as fast as possible. The last person to buzz gets shocked. If that could be converted for use with quiz bowl...
by DVader
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your school schedules!
Replies: 20
Views: 9968

AP Gov/AP Econ
Brit Lit
AP Physics
Study Hall
AP Comp Sci AB
Spanish IV
AP Calc BC/AP Stats

(/ indicates semester long classes)
by DVader
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

I've seen CCA go both ways on ASCA format questions. We owned them last year in the Huntsville City finals but they've beaten us at other times with ASCA style questions and pyramidal ones. To be honest, too many factors go into the wins and losses of individual games to really draw any conclusions ...
by DVader
Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

Yes, and Andrew Santi is the team captain.
by DVader
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320342

The rain forest (me) and the petrified forest (opponent) for the nose.
by DVader
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

The Fun Tournament didn't do much to clear up the crystal ball that is Alabama Scholars Bowl but it did provide some interesting observations. I was quite impressed at my fellow team members' level of playing considering this was their first tourament and that they only had two days of practice befo...
by DVader
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185171

ASFA's going to make its first appearance at the ASCA Fun Tournament this year, and the school hasn't mentioned any gas issues yet.
by DVader
Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32265

My views of Alabama from California: Teams to look out for (in no particular order): Covenant Christian (top players are seniors), Brindlee Mountain (good show at nationals), LAMP and Grissom (for old times sake), Hoover and Vestavia (up and comers), JCIB (another perrenial stater), and maybe ASFA (...
by DVader
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111012

Actually our record was 3-7. Otherwise, PACE was a major learning experience/paradigm shift for us. The questions and teams were more difficult than anything else we faced before (with the possible exception of Walton) and our best playing simply couldn't match it. Even though we were trounced horri...
by DVader
Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45465

I'm concerned about it but not really worried, and I've been through a bunch of tropical storms and hurricanes Ivan and Bertha. According to the National Hurricane Center ( http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ ), the storm will strike on the Gulf Coast anwhere from Louisiana to the FL panhandle sometime Saturda...