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by jbarnes112358
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32672

Re: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU

When will Saturday's stats be up? Some scoresheets from Saturday are missing or incomplete, and I'm doing my best to college all of them and figure out the problems. We'll post as soon as we can. And while you are at it, could you send out the e-mail receipts for the entrance fee? I need to get rei...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008
Replies: 70
Views: 15811

Re: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008

Hey Quint. Stop trashing this thread! You're interfering with Sarah's project here.

Moderator. Is there anyway you can delete all this nonsense on the Quint Carr naming chatter, or at least split it off into a separate junk thread somewhere deep in the bowels of this forum ?
by jbarnes112358
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23610

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

Yeah, I knew lunch would be an issue when I learned the dining hall was closed and they offered so few alternatives. Luckily we spotted a Subway on the way in, so we drove to that with no problems. I believe this is the first time the event was during W & M's spring break. I never remember the dinin...
by jbarnes112358
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23610

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

KC&TheSunshineBand wrote: Group AAA: TJ defeated Maggie Walker, I don't have the final score on hand.
The final game was an exciting one. Maggie Walker held a small lead for most of the game, but TJ finished strong, winning on the final question with a final score of 225-215.
by jbarnes112358
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: VCU Last-Minute Tournament 2/23/08 @ Collegiate
Replies: 22
Views: 4179

Maggie Walker is in with 2 teams (more if space is available)

Collegiate School also wishes to register 2 teams.
by jbarnes112358
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7882

Matt, We would like to register 2 teams. We could probably bring more if space is available.
by jbarnes112358
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: Gonzaga Academic Tournament 2/9/08
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Also, I'd like to congratulate Maggie Walker for their team's great performance today. Thanks. We, too, had a hybrid team with only one regular A-team member. However, this bunch is especially good at the topics mentioned as being heavy in the tournament (Fine Arts and Lit). Or maybe they just do b...
by jbarnes112358
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 9844

Final Results? Who won?

All I know is that Walt Whitman was playing State College in the finals. with RM A and Maggie Walker as semifinalists.
by jbarnes112358
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7882

We would definitely be interested. We could probably also help with staffing.

Matt, can you unlock your other thread? You asked people to reply there.
by jbarnes112358
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC X (2/2/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

Deesy Does It wrote:They are being used at William and Mary's tournament.
Thanks. Now. if someone could tell us for sure what UVA will be using.
by jbarnes112358
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC X (2/2/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

Notjustolddeadwhiteguys wrote:
General tournament discussion is encouraged, but please do not discuss question content, as this tournament is being mirrored in two weeks in Virginia. Thanks!
So, are these the questions that UVA is planning to use on Feb 23? Or are they being used somewhere else in Virginia?
by jbarnes112358
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23610

Central Region AAA Championships

1. Maggie Walker 7-0
2. Douglas Freeman 6-1
by jbarnes112358
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7882

Hello. HELLO!

Is anybody from UVA reading this board?

People really need to know what's going on so we can plan our schedules accordingly. Thanks.
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 5th Annual Gonzaga Academic Tournament (GAT) 2/9/08
Replies: 54
Views: 9844

MLWGS-Gir wrote:Gov's chaperone has been approved, pending some forms. Dr. B. should be registering us soon.
Tentatively approved. But yeah please hold open a spot for one team. It will not be our regular A team, more like our B+ team, but they're a spunky lot.
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 23610

Colonial District AAA Championship Round Robin Tournament Maggie Walker 5 - 0 Douglas Freeman 4 - 1 Mills Godwin 3 - 2 J. R. Tucker 2 - 3 Deep Run 1 - 4 Hermitage 0 - 5 J. R. Tucker 180 Hermitage 115 Maggie Walker 295 Douglas Freeman 125 Maggie Walker 350 J.R Tucker 35 Mills Godwin 180 Deep Run 155 ...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21350

I wish we were coming (instead of states), because March 1st is my birthday and I know that Stephen would bake me a cake Quint, we still have to make states. No jinxing, please. Yeah, Quint. Didn't you see the asterisks next to those dates? Past performance does not necessarily indicate future succ...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Blue Hen X (3/8/08) University of DE, Newark
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

I think Maggie walker will be attending, although we might have played on 75A at an earlier tournament. (I'm not sure) We went to 71A, and also did not attend GDS's tournament. We would prefer to play on 72 over 71A, all else being equal. We did not attend GDS and would love the chance to play on 72.
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 44867

I agree that there is a gap between the elite teams in the region and Maggie Walker this year as we have been defeated handily on several occasions by the top teams. We have had a few flashes of brilliance, however, such as an upset win over State College at the fall TJ tournament, and yesterday's c...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 35793

By the way, can anyone solve the mystery of the missing Blake team. We appreciate the forfeit win and all, but we would have preferred to play the game. Um...Dr. B....we played some of those questions once we had firmly established that Blake had disappeared and there wasn't much that we knew and q...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 35793

On a more positive note about the questions: The absence of math calculation was much appreciated. Please let TJ and GSAC not be the only house written tournaments to make this change. Note that this comment is from a player who has a big advantage on computational questions because he is so good a...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 35793

I concur with most of the comments regarding the tournament. The card system was much, much better than having teams sitting out half the rounds. There were a few minor problems with it, as it required teams to face the same opponent twice, as in MW A having to face Whitman A twice. By having everyo...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 35793

Yeah, RM B was supposed to be playing RM A in the round of 16. We switched because we very, very frequently wind up playing our B team early in the playoffs and it starts to become boring when it happens at every tournament. Sorry for the mix-up. Dude, please tell me you asked permission from the T...
by jbarnes112358
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7882

Early NAQT states would be ideal, since slots for nationals are filling up and I would like to have another chance to qualify a B team.
by jbarnes112358
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 7882

Given the caliber of teams at DACQ, why not use one of the easier recent NAQT college sets? That way, UVA could use IS-74.
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4373

Yeah generally I never like sending the message "hey if you're a bad team, come play in this tournament/division," so I don't like the idea of a comparative analysis of teams that try to register to determine whether they're in. I like Charlie's idea except that I would maybe specifically say those...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4373

One problem is that Virginia and neighboring areas do not have JV tournaments as such. So, this is sort of a novel concept for us. Maybe the closest thing to a JV-style tournament around here would be NAQT A-level tournaments. But, these don't usually restrict attendance in any way. At our regular G...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4373

How about using Byko's rankings as a screen. Open the tournament to any team outside the top 50, for example.
by jbarnes112358
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4373

wowitsquinthaha wrote:Well, by the old system, Collegiate wouldn't be in anyway because they've beaten Maggie B.

Also, Colleigate has already qualified for PACE because of their second place finish at Cave Spring.
Oh yeah. they did, didn't they? :oops:
by jbarnes112358
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 4373

Why not make it 'anyone who hasn't already qualified for nationals' (akin to the Cinderella bracket from Patriot Games and DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl). I like that idea. But, then do you disqualify a team like Collegiate who qualified for HSNCT by finishing second at PAQT, but who may still be seekin...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 35793

catsasslippers wrote:I beleive Stuyvesant will probably be registering soon. We're trying to decide how many teams we want to bring.
Ditto
Maggie Walker
by jbarnes112358
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: GSAC XV: December 8
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Playoff results are now posted on the other GSAC thread. I suppose the present thread is where any discussion of the results should go. Mod, correct me if I'm wrong. Congratulations to Dorman A for an excellent tournament performance. This tournament certainly should solidify their number 1 ranking....
by jbarnes112358
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 17580

Okay, I finally have the playoff results (Except for for the final game score, which I will post as soon as I find out what it is. Dorman do you have that?) Edit: For convenience I will put the link to preliminary stats here . Edit: Princess Anne score added. Edit: Final game score added Dorman 355,...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57110

Is it possible to expunge all the responses on this thread pertaining to Dorman OR the opinions of people in Mid-Atlantic states to teams in the South... so that no one will post any further responses? It is utterly ludicrous to me that so much time has been spent in a supposed "Georgia" thread dis...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 57110

I agree that a good team will be good at multiple formats, as long the formats are designed to reward the more knowledgeable teams. Some formats are certainly better at doing that than others are. All else being equal, a team that is experienced at a certain format would have a small advantage on th...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: GSAC XV: December 8
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

I was wondering what the attendees thought of the questions. Too easy? Too hard? Distribution? Answer choices? Bonus difficulty? Question length? Clue Placement? Whatever. I'm sure our young writers and editors (and others reading the board) could benefit from constructive feedback. Feel free to be ...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32672

Yeah, we're nowhere near our cap (right now I think it's 64?), but if it ends up looking like more than that we need to know because of rooms/readers. Hence, my repeated encouragement to sign up. We'd love as many TJ teams as you'd like to send, so as soon as you get an idea of what kind of number ...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: GSAC XV: December 8
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Consolation Playoffs

When will stats be up? That's a good question. I think Anant was too tired last night to deal with it. I don't know if he can do it from home; the files might only be on school computers. Maybe he will read this and respond. As to the math questions, and speaking as a math person myself, I thought ...
by jbarnes112358
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

swwFCqb wrote:Can the full results be found on-line anywhere?
http://www.greatauk.com Follow the links.
by jbarnes112358
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 17580

There is a relatively high chance TJ might not send any teams due to a lack of sponsors (kids need to write essays to go to college !!) If we do manage to find one, which is looking unlikely at the moment, we would only be able to field three teams. Also, our A team would be missing Phil, Keshav, a...
by jbarnes112358
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

High School Results (unofficial) 1. 1745 Bergen County Academies (NJ) 2. 1743 Maggie Walker Governor's School (Richmond, VA) 11. 1659 Collegiate School (Richmond, VA) Junior High Division 1. 1733 Maggie Walker Governor's School (9th grade) That's all I got over the phone. Full results posted by tomo...
by jbarnes112358
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Adamantium Claws wrote: I can't really understand why we kept it up even when so much necessary work had yet to be done.
Yet one more reason why it was bad to procrastinate all the question writing/editing. If the necessary work had been done when it should have been done then this would not be an issue.
by jbarnes112358
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Master Open Fall 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Maggie Walker (high school team) 1743 Maggie Walker 9th grade (jr. high team) 1733 I did not notice a major change in difficulty from last year for the high school contest. If anything maybe it was a bit easier. This was the first time we entered a 9th grade team. To the detractors, KMO is not quizb...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10468

It would be a nice idea. In agreement with Chris, I'm concerned about doing too much on a first run. Doing too much means we can't focus or even digest everything that is happening. We'll think about it if we can feasibly find a way to do this. Otherwise, it could be another summer session. Underst...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial High's Its Ac tournament(12/2/07)Ellicott City,MD
Replies: 31
Views: 10468

Even though we did not attend, I will weigh in on some of the issues discussed. We did attend last year and enjoyed the tournament. The breakfast was impressive as was the trophy. In fact, we were so impressed with the trophy we put it out in the main lobby where all the more significant school trop...
by jbarnes112358
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU: 11/3/07
Replies: 20
Views: 7876

Matt Weiner wrote:Yeah, you can still be accommodated. See you tomorrow (School of Business 1118 by 9:00).
BTW, Matt, we have an experienced reader.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UVA/Vanderbilt discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 4172

How to write questions that are satisfactory to teams of vastly different knowledge levels is one of the most difficult parts of running a tournament. In theory, much of the problem can be resolved through proper pyramidality and easy/medium/hard bonuses. You will still get blowouts when good teams ...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 10725

Terrible, terrible day for us [Blake.] 1-5.... I am confident your team is better than that record indicates. Sometimes a team is in a funk and things just don't go well. Our A team did not feel especially good about its day either. Was your teammate really conferring or was it an example of pseudo...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 44867

From my attendance at these two tournaments, it looks like RM A, Whitman, Gonzaga, TJ A and WJ all easily have the ability to take the region, and maybe even MW A if they step up their game soon. Well, MW A seemed to be off their game yesterday. They were in three close games early, losing two of t...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should elite teams play A-Series?
Replies: 13
Views: 4157

All else being equal we would generally prefer a non A-level tournament. We did attend an A-level tournament this year. It may be our first one ever. Most of the NAQT tournaments around here tend not to be A-level. Sure, the questions were a little easier, which was a good thing given all the newer ...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 22405

Maggie Walker's playoff scores I have for the record.

MW A 340 GDS A 250
MW A 180 RM A 345
MW A 435 RM B 230
MW A 385 SC A 275