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by jbarnes112358
Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 79386

We were 7-3, but just as easily could have been 9-1 To be fair...if we had won either of our two heartbreakers, we likely would have played more difficult teams against which we would not win. I think around 7-3 is where we belong. - This may be true. But, when you look at the stats for the top tie...
by jbarnes112358
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 79386

iambusyeating wrote:Wow! Lakeside is 2nd. Never even heard of them. .
Yeah, you remember them They were the school that beat us (MWGS) by a couple of points in KMO a year ago.
by jbarnes112358
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 79386

82 powers? 82 POWERS. and 93 regular toss-ups. That's 17.5 toss-ups per game. Their average game was 614-120. They had nearly twice as many points per game as their "nearest" competitor, while their average margin of victory was more than 6 times greater! TJ A is clearly in a class by itself. Hopef...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Tournament - April 16 Charlottesville
Replies: 11
Views: 5568

Anybody know why Charlottesville or Spotswood were not in attendance?
by jbarnes112358
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 39423

Regarding the 750-80 final game in the VA NAQT championship finals, it should be noted that TJ A only had 3 of their players, and that Princess Anne has a strong team that beat TJ B and MWGS A to get to the finals. It would appear that anyone going to NAQT or PACE nationals will be playing for secon...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 47541

Matt, putting computations in the bonus would help some, especially in regards to specifying answer format. But, it doesn't completely solve the problem. It still requires speedy computation skill to beat the clock. Furthermore, if the tournament has bouncebacks, the other team can actually steal th...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 47541

If that's my post you're referring to (and I don't see how it could be otherwise; correct me if I'm wrong) Immaculate: I was not referring to anything you said, in particular. I found most of your comments insightful and I agree with them. In looking back, I was responding to Tegan's allegation tha...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 47541

Okay, as the resident mathematician, I suppose I'll throw in my opinion. I do not take the extreme view either way. However, I do believe the moderator should accept any "reasonable" form for a math computation, like the Math League or an AP Calculus grader might do. Of course, the trouble with this...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Gov doing a spring tournament?
Replies: 13
Views: 5982

We are not planning a Spring tournament this year. There does not seem to be sufficient motivation by our team to pull it off.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Eight of the 14 teams were from VA. One was from SC (Fort Mill) . Five were from NC. TJHSST, MLWGS, and Spotswood were the only Virginia schools.
by jbarnes112358
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

I thought Richmond Senior was from Rockingham, NC
by jbarnes112358
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Well, MWGS B only got to play 4 games! ( with the bye and RC's early departure.) In general, we like the questions and level of competition at the Duke tournament. But, we have come to expect the unexpected there. Last year seemed to go fine. But, the year before had the weather-induced madness, and...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 12825

Random notes

Was the consolation game for 5th place not played because the TD did not want to read it, or because RC A chose to not play it? I know MWGS B was there and ready to play it. I am not sure if RC A was at full strength or not. But regardless, RC A is one of the best teams we have seen this year. In a ...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT 2005 Results
Replies: 7
Views: 5649

I wouldn't worry about the difficulty of that final round too much. I am not sure how it impacted the consolation games. But, as for the finals, the better team ended up winning. Although both teams came into the final game as unbeatens, Raleigh Charter had racked up more impressive scores all day. ...
by jbarnes112358
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT 2005 Results
Replies: 7
Views: 5649

TJIAT 2005 Results

Raleigh Charter A edged Maggie Walker Governor's School A by 15 points in a relatively low scoring, difficult final round to win TJIAT 2005. Congratulations to Raleigh Charter. They have an outstanding team. Overall, it was a well run tournament with many strong teams. The questions were of high qua...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XII
Replies: 8
Views: 4817

Stats for GSAC XII

The stats for GSAC XII can be found at

http://www.geocities.com/mlwgsbob/
by jbarnes112358
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XII
Replies: 8
Views: 4817

Congratulations to the elite eight of GSAC XII , all of whom qualify for the PACE National Scholastics Championship. Dr. E. T. Chuck and Matt Weiner were both on hand to personally extend invitations to the top 8 of this strong 50-team field. Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped with this ...
by jbarnes112358
Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic IX: October 23, 2004
Replies: 12
Views: 6325

Maggie Walker Gov A eliminated Warren County in the first round of the playoffs by 235-50, in a game that seemed much closer than the score would indicate. It was good to see Warren County there this year. TJ A beat Gonzaga in the finals. (I don't know the score.) Gov B beat Gov A in the consolation...
by jbarnes112358
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who are the best players and teams in TX?
Replies: 6
Views: 4674

If there were a better Texas team than St. John's this year, I would like to have seen them. A review of SJ's record on the year-end wrap thread is impressive. Not only could you make a strong case for them to be rated the best Texas team, but an equally strong case could be made that they were one ...
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

jbarnes112358 wrote:
1. Since the morning rounds were among playoff caliber teams, one would not expect many blowout games.
Except of course with teams like TJ A where you can expect many blowouts, as the prior post reminded me..
by jbarnes112358
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

There's a few reasons that we don't eliminate teams from championship contention based on PPG. We don't want to pressure people into running up the score in blowout games if they are not comfortable doing that, and we don't want to be in a situation where we have to resolve dozens of protests, none...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

I would be interested to hear people's impressions on the relative strength of the fields of NAQT vs. PACE. It seems to me that PACE might have had a little stronger field. The top 7 or 8 teams at NAQT were at PACE. Plus, teams like Richard Montgomery, Eleanor Roosevelt, Raleigh Charter, Gonzaga, Ne...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

Those minimatches seemed to be a weird method for determining who advanced. If you are going to use total points from the minimatches to determine who adavances, why not use total points from the playoff rounds themselves? It was a round robin after all. It is not as if any team had an easier draw t...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

Please, Dr. Barnes. "Jedi Knight?"... hehehe. Just trying to bring a little drama to my account of the proceedings, Wren. But, what ever force you WERE conjuring, you picked a nice time to do so. Good luck to you at Panasonic, and may the force be with you. 8) I do know that you guys will be a forc...
by jbarnes112358
Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44113

How prophetic were these words of Dr. Chuck of June 07 on another thread in this board: "I warn my NSC compatriots with two words: Smarty Jones. They are formidable, but everyone will gun for them. And as they say, you never know." When TJ A went up by 150 points with 6 questions to go, it was like ...