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by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: BDAT II General Discussion

I should clarify; I still had fun, but I was just perpetually confronted with annoyances of various sizes in the set. I do not mean to sound over-critical. Ms. Newmark may have been downplaying their reaction; again, one of our readers told us that he had had to rewrite at least one question entire...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: BDAT II General Discussion

I guess I'll go ahead and post some things that I wanted to accomplish with this set as well, even if some of the results turned out to be a bit weird. First off, like Adam wanted to do for the chemistry and physics, I wanted to reward "real knowledge" over knowing quizbowl stock most of the time. T...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: BDAT II General Discussion

Jacob, I'm sincerely sorry that you didn't find the set enjoyable. We'll be working hard to fix everything "strange" by the time December rolls around so that more teams will like it. Ms. Newmark of Raleigh Charter told me that her team caught some errors in the set, but not enough that it was a "se...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5368

Re: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!

A private discussion forum for the BDAT II has been set up. To join, go to the User Control Panel, click the Usergroups tab, and apply to join the BDAT II discussion group.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RCHS Bonfire of the Manatees (Raleigh, NC - 10/27/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 4011

Re: RCHS Bonfire of the Manatees (Raleigh, NC - 10/27/12)

I hope everyone enjoyed the BDAT II questions. If you have any questions regarding the set, feel free to email me at mostafa0104@gmail.com. You should also join the private discussion forum for BDAT II by going to the "User Control Panel" and applying for the "BDAT II discussion" group.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1932

BDAT II Specific Question Request

This is the thread for specific questions regarding tossups and bonuses in the BDAT II set. If you have any questions, then feel free to post them here. Anything that you felt was too hard or off should go here.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

BDAT II General Discussion

This is the thread to discuss general aspects of the BDAT II. As discussion picks up, I'll post what I wanted to accomplish with the tournament, but, for now, I''d like to thank the following people for their work on the set: Adam Silverman, Tanay Kothari, Brady Weiler, Michael Sokolow, Joey Reifenb...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)

Field update with about six and a half weeks left until the tournament. Let's keep those registrations coming!
by BlueDevil95
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)

Reserved for field updates: Field: (24 Teams, 14 +2 Buzzers) Marist (2, 1) North Gwinnett High School (2, 1) Chattahoochee (2, 1) Prince Avenue Christian School (1, 1) Grayson High School (1, 1) Rutland High School (1, 1) Etowah High (2, 0) Oak Mountain Academy (1, 0) Collins Hill High School (2, 1)...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Norcross BDAT II: December 1st, 2012 (Norcross, GA)

Greetings Academic Team coaches and sponsors, Hello, my name is Mostafa Bhuiyan, and I am a member of the Norcross High School Academic Team. The Norcross High School Academic Team would like to invite each of you to the second Blue Devil Academic Tournament, or BDAT II. It will be held on Saturday,...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5368

Re: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!

What is the distribution of this set? I just saw this and apologize for the late response. I didn't have reliable internet access for the past week. The distribution is as follows: 4/4 Literature 4/4 Science 4/4 History 3/3 Fine Arts 2.5/2.5 RMP .5/.5 SS 1/1 Geography .5/.5 Trash .5/.5 Current Even...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5368

Re: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!

Due to certain circumstances, Andrew Chrzanowski will no longer be helping with the production of BDAT II.
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5368

BDAT II is seeking mirrors!

Hello everyone, Norcross High School will be once again writing the BDAT II, a pyramidal, high school varsity-level set. We will be working to make sure the difficulty of the set is lower than last year's, and that everyone can have an enjoyable experience playing it. To make sure this will happen, ...
by BlueDevil95
Mon May 28, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36070

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Thanks to NAQT for running an all-around great tournament. We had lots of fun! (10) George H W Bush This tossup struck me as highly generous because Bush's promise to not have anymore taxes was still in the 15-point range (or am I just imagining things?). When the statistics are available, it would ...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5093

Re: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion

Thanks to Yale for writing the BHSAT. My team and I had plenty of fun playing it, and can't wait for next year's version. Do you think I could see the tossups on the "origin of life" and Charles Baudelaire? The first one confused me for some reason, and for the second one, I've read "The Albatross" ...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: Georgia 2011-2012

Ulster Clay Pigeon Shooting Association wrote:
centralhs wrote:In case people are wondering why Centennial's stats weren't higher, Adam Silverman was not on their team. He helped us out by reading at the tournament instead of playing.
How much of their A team was playing then?
I believe it was their standard "A" team, minus Adam.
by BlueDevil95
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 86759

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

The Georgia 5A regionals tournament was held last Saturday on HSAPQ-23. I don't know when the link to the SQBS will be added but here's a table:
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=11619#p234939
by BlueDevil95
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: Georgia 2011-2012

Here are the prelim stats from yesterday's 5A Regionals Tournament that was played on HSAPQ-23. The tournament was played with bouncebacks, but those have been accounted for. In other words, PPB doesn't include bouncebacks. The SQBS link will be added at a later date. Region 5 # Team W L T Pct PPG P...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

All six mirror of the BDAT have been completed. I'd like to thank the University of Virginia, Raleigh Charter High School, Bainbridge High School, Missouri S&T, PORTA High School, and Niles West HS (Aaron Goldfein, I guess would be more appropriate here) for running their respective tournaments on t...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

NOTE: We caught some errors in stats that were just fixed. None of these stats made any change in prelim standings, but I thought it should be known.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Fred wrote:Quick question: is this Eastside High School located in Georgia, Florida, or South Carolina?
Georgia.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Smuttynose Island wrote:Was this set modified at all between the UVA mirror and now?
It was. I've tried to weed out all the grammar mistakes and too hard hard parts of questions.

Also, I've separated stats into prelims and playoffs. These can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/48
by BlueDevil95
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Congrats to Centennial for going 9-0 to become the first ever champions of the Blue Devil Academic Tournament! Athens Academy came in second, and Brookwood A came in third after defeating Marist in a consolation match. A team didn't show up in the morning, and so we were stuck with 29 teams. After w...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

So the school administration has mandated that the event be done by 4:30 PM. That pretty much just kills any chance of having rebracketed playoffs, since I'm giving each round 40 minutes. With 30 teams, does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? EDIT: I should clarify. By rebracketed playoffs I...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Is the Chattahoochee in your field the same Chattahoochee that competed on this set at UVA on 10/29? I know there have been inadvertent (and I suppose some on purpose, though I am not claiming that is the case here) cases of teams hearing the same question sets at different tournaments. I just want...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Hey, what do you know, three teams DID contact me this week. We're now at 30 teams and the field is now officially closed. With that said, here is the field. Alma Bryant (AL) (1) Alpharetta (1) Athens Academy (1) Brookwood (3) Centennial (2) Chattahoochee (1) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Grayson (2) Mari...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

*= Chatt's number of teams will be cleared by Wednesday. We actually already know that we will have 1 (one) team on Saturday. And, just as a reminder, this is our "B" team since our A team already heard the set at UVA back in late October. Hopefully, with 27 teams now, this will help you with creat...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

With one week left before the tournament and 4 days before the registration deadline, here is the field: Alma Bryant (AL) (1) Alpharetta (1) Athens Academy (1) Brookwood (3) Centennial (2) Chattahoochee *(1-2) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Grayson (2) Marist (3) Mountainview (2) North Paulding (1) Walker ...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl on Nov 19

Mr. Barry will be able to give more detailed information, but from what I recall the top 4 were:

1. Dorman A
2. Centennial A
3. Dorman B
4. Norcross A

Both the 1/2 and 3/4 game came down to the last tossup. Overall, it was a pretty fun day.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Here's the field update before we head into our Thanksgiving break. Alma Bryant (AL) (1) Alpharetta (1) Athens Academy (1) Brookwood (3~4) Centennial (2) Chattahoochee (2) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Grayson (2) Marist (3) Mountainview (2) North Paulding (1) Walker School (2~3) Westminster (2) Woodland ...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT liveblog
Replies: 37
Views: 8416

Re: HFT liveblog

Was there a mirror of HFT VI yesterday that Norcross attended? If so, can you share some of the "violent and sexy details" from it? Collins Hill High School hosted a mirror of HFT VI yesterday, with Centennial coming in first by a very, very wide margin. Second was Brookwood, and third was Alpharet...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

With less than three weeks to go until the BDAT, here is a field update: Alpharetta (1) Athens Academy (1) Brookwood (3-4) Centennial (1) Central Gwinnett (1) Chattahoochee (2) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Etowah (2) Marist (2-3) Mountainview (2) North Gwinnett (2) Walker School (2-3) Westminster (2) Woo...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Happy to say we've expanded the field to 30 teams. Here's the current field. Alpharetta (1) Athens Academy (1) Brookwood (3~4) Centennial (1) Central Gwinnett (1) Chattahoochee (2~3) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Etowah (2) Marist (2~3) Mountainview (2) Walker School (2~3) Westminster (1~2) Teams: 20-25 I...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees (10/29/11) - Raleigh Charter

I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament, and I hope the questions were to everyone's liking. Please keep in mind that this tournament will be mirrored in the future, so if anyone has any specific comments/questions, then please email me at mostafa0104 AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks!
by BlueDevil95
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic @ UVA, 10/29/11 (BDAT mirror)
Replies: 27
Views: 12341

Re: Cavalier Classic @ UVA, 10/29/11 (BDAT mirror)

I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament, and I hope the questions were to everyone's liking. Please keep in mind that this tournament will be mirrored in the future, so if anyone has any specific comments/questions, then please email me at mostafa0104 AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks!
by BlueDevil95
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Alpharetta (1) Brookwood (3~4) Centennial (1) Central Gwinnett (1) Chattahoochee (2~3) Duluth (1) Eastside (1) Etowah (2) Marist (2~3) Mountainview (2) Walker School (2~3) Westminster (1~2) Total teams: 19-24. I am going to go ahead and institute the field cap of 24 teams until we have more voluntee...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I'm pleased to say that the BDAT is now a platinum-level PACE NSC qualifier! This means that the top 25% of the field will be able to register for the NSC starting on December 1st (which is 2 days before the tournament, so actually they can register automatically). Those top teams will also receive ...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Field Update as of October 10th, 2011: Field: 17-22 Alpharetta Brookwood (3-4) Centennial Central Gwinnett Chattahoochee (2-3) Duluth Eastside Etowah (2) Marist (2-3) Westminster (1-2) Walker School (2-3) The field cap is 24 teams, so if you want to participate in the BDAT, then sign up now! Of cour...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 7th Hoover Invitational Tournament (7HIT) - 10/29/2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3119

Re: 7th Hoover Invitational Tournament (7HIT) - 10/29/2011

Mr. Rutsky,

Norcross is expressing interest in attending with one team. How long are you taking registrations?

Thanks,
by BlueDevil95
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Field update as of October 1st, 2011. Teams: 14-15 Brookwood - 3 Central Gwinnett - 1 Chattahoochee - 2 Duluth - 1 Eastside -1 Etowah - 2 Marist - 2 Mountain View - 1 Westminster - 1-2 I'd like to reach 24 teams and institute a field cap, but if we can get to more then I'd be happy to expand the fie...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

Good news, the BDAT will be mirrored at Raleigh Charter High School on October 29th! That's five mirrors across the eastern United States!
by BlueDevil95
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Re: Georgia 2011-2012

Here are the results from this Saturday's Gwinnett County tournament:

Varsity:
1. Norcross
2. Brookwood
3. GSMST
4. Parkview

JV
1. Duluth
2. GSMST
3. Brookwood
4. Norcross
by BlueDevil95
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

I'm very happy to say that the BDAT will be mirrored at Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, MO on December 10th, 2011. I would like to sincerely thank Charlie Dees for putting us and Missouri Sci and Tech in touch.
by BlueDevil95
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

I'm very happy to say that the BDAT will be mirrored at Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, MO on December 10th, 2011. I would like to sincerely thank Charlie Dees for putting us and Missouri Sci and Tech in touch.
by BlueDevil95
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

wareagle wrote:Marist is interested in send a couple of teams to this. I guess put us under the interested column for now until I can lock down availability.

Thanks,
Cool, I'll put you down as interested.
by BlueDevil95
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Norcross BDAT is seeking mirrors!

For all the teams that are down deep in GA and FL, we are happy to say that Bainbridge HS will now be mirroring the BDAT!
by BlueDevil95
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

For all the teams that are down deep in GA and FL, we are happy to say that Bainbridge HS will now be mirroring the BDAT!
by BlueDevil95
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!
Replies: 61
Views: 21893

Re: Norcross BDAT I 12/3/11-Seeking Mirrors!

Mr. Rountree, It would be pretty cool to see a Hooch team trek up to UVA to play the BDAT. I hope it all goes well! Anyway, school's back in session (boo), so teams can go ahead and start registering. Also, if anyone is still looking for a tournament to mirror, then please don't hesitate to email me...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55516

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

It's up now. Thanks guys.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011
Replies: 26
Views: 7864

Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Norcross was hoping to make the trip over into Alabama, but the set conflicts with our county tournament. No biggie, next year! Both of these tournaments (this one in late August and Gwinnett County in late September) happen before IS #109 ships (mid-October, first scheduled use at LIFT on 10/22), ...