8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

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8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Wed May 26, 2010 12:19 pm

I know it is a bit early but I wanted to let everyone know to save August 28th, 2010 for our 2nd annual season opening tournament. This will be a NAQT tournament with an IS set that will be set later.
Hope to see as many teams as we can for our tournament in Grant, AL.
edited to include fees
registration set to begin at 8:30 am and play being promptly at 9 am.
Base registration fee for the tournament will be 60 dollars for the first team (then 55 for any team after the first)
with a discount of $5 for working buzzers
$5 off for each team after the first team
$10 dollars off for teams that travel 200 miles or more.

Dear Coaches,

I am pleased to announce the 3rd Annual DAR High School Kickoff Invitational will be held on August 28th, 2010 with registration set to begin at 8:30 am and play being promptly at 9 am. Base registration fee for the tournament will be 60 dollars with a discount of $5 for working buzzers, $5 for each team after the first team, and $10 dollars off for teams that travel 200 miles or more. To register please fill out the following form located at http://tinyurl.com/27j4ytk
The DAR Invitational will be a NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) national qualification event using NAQT IS-96 set of questions. All rules for official NAQT tournaments will be followed except each individual match will not be timed. Full rules can be found at http://www.naqt.com/rules.html . There will be trophies given for the top three teams in each division and awards for the top 3 individual high scores for the tournament in both the varsity and junior varsity divisions. We will only have a junior varsity division if we have more than 5 teams in the division.
Playoff qualification will be given out at the coach's meeting prior to the start of the playoff but junior varsity teams will be included in the playoff to allow them to qualify for the play at both the NAQT National Championship tournament later this year in Atlanta, GA. You will be allowed to substitute between matches and at half-time of each match. If you have question or need directions, please call me or email me.
Lunch will be on campus and I will send out information about lunch before the tournament.

Thank you and hope to see you at DAR on the 28th of August!

Sincerely

Matthew Dennis

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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:54 pm

Matt-

I'm tentatively pencilling us in for two teams for this.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:58 pm

Well it is about 5 weeks till the tournament and I have decided to attempt to do as much of this paperless as possible so here is the link to the registration form
http://tinyurl.com/27j4ytk
If any teams from TN, GA, FL, or MS are considering coming please let me know and I will attempt to find you a good place to stay locally, about 20 minutes away by car and give you a list of some of the better places to eat in the area for Friday night. Also, I will be giving discounts for teams traveling a good distance, 200 miles and beyond.

If you are considering please fill out the form above as completely as possible and I will get back with you about other items like lunch on tournament day as the tournament gets closer.
Thanks
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Rountree » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:08 pm

Matt,

We might be interested in coming to your tournament even though it is after our first week of school. Do you know what IS set you are using yet? That info could really help me as I start to build our schedule for the fall. Thanks!
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:24 pm

I honestly don't have a clue yet on which IS set it would but I attempt to find out in the next few days
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:12 am

update on the tournament, it looks like we will be using IS-96 for this tournament
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Cooper98 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 am

If I read will there be all you can eat pizza again?
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:26 pm

we might but I will find a few things for the readers and other help, don't I always try to take care of you guys?
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Kay.campbell » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi Matt:
We're looking forward to it.
I'm hoping to bring 2 teams from Lincoln County High School; will know more when we convene practices on Aug. 13.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Cooper98 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:01 pm

Matthew D wrote:we might but I will find a few things for the readers and other help, don't I always try to take care of you guys?
You do! I was just wondering.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:53 pm

Field Update as of 11 August

Hoover (3)
Lincoln County TN (2)
DAR (2)
Chattahoochee (1)
Owensboro KY (1)
Columbia (3)
CCA (2)
MLK (1?)
Russellville HS (2)
Calhoun HS (3)
St Andrew's Academy (2)
Ezell Harding (2)
Hume-Fogg (1)
PJP II Catholic HS (1)
Randolph HS (1)
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:48 pm

latest update are posted above. Still have plenty of room for teams!!
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by quizbowllee » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:18 pm

Hey, Matt. We're having our first practice on Monday. I should be able to tell you soon thereafter how many teams we will be bringing. There has been a good bit of interest, so we might have 2 teams. I doubt we'll have more than that, though. Also, will you be giving a JV award? I think my whole team may be 9th and 10th graders....
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:42 pm

all depends on how many JV teams we have.. right now it looks like it will be a go for JV awards
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:39 pm

Field update and it looks like we will have a JV division!!
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by quizbowllee » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:13 pm

3 teams for Columbia, please.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:12 pm

Update on the field and we still have room if you are thinking about this let me know as soon as you can please
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:03 am

Quick results post and more stats to follow.

1st Ezell-Harding A
2nd St. Andrew's
3rd Chattahoochee
4th DAR A

HUGE Thanks to everyone that came and helped out. Also thanks to all of the teams, coaches, and parents that came.
Sorry it went so long and I hope that the delays will not happen in February
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Rountree » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:24 am

Matt,

Thank you for hosting the tournament, especially so early in the year. It was great to play on an IS set with NAQT rules (except for clocks) in August! I just wish we had been able to stay longer to play out the remaining round(s), but we had to leave because of the time.

And, of course, congratulations to Ezell Harding for their Championship. They deserved it after playing a stunning round in the "finals", powering 7 of their 10 tossups - quite an impressive display of quizbowl knowledge!
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:30 am

Thank you for bringing your team.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by quizbowllee » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:47 am

Thanks for a good one. Our pool was brutal - Top 3 finishers were in our pool. Although my varsity team didn't manage a win, they left with their heads held high. They left determined instead of despondent. I'm proud of them for that. Our JV team won a couple and left excited about beginning their quiz bowl careers. Not bad for a team that has only every had six practices. It was a great start to our program at Columbia High. I'm proud of the kids' attitude and dedication.

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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:52 am

Man, you guys play a tournament in August and i can't even find one within 3-4 hours of here in all of September yet.

Disregard the things people say about Southeast quizbowl, i wish we could get off to an early start like this every year.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:06 pm

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Man, you guys play a tournament in August and i can't even find one within 3-4 hours of here in all of September yet.

Disregard the things people say about Southeast quizbowl, i wish we could get off to an early start like this every year.
In Missouri, the MSHSAA explicitly bans all participation in high school quizbowl until partway through October.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:16 pm

Well I would be willing to host as many as we can Andrew, so start planning for next year..
Charlie that is one of the cool things about living in the underdeveloped quizbowl south... less regulation on things
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:57 pm

Charlie that is one of the cool things about living in the underdeveloped quizbowl south... less regulation on things
Very much so. You have no idea how much I would prefer Missouri had Alabama's setup.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:01 pm

LOL.. I have a feeling, just from comments you have made concerning the over regulation in Missouri
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Rountree » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:05 pm

Matt, not that there is a rush, but when do you think full stats will be up? Thanks in advance.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:03 pm

More than likely some time this evening, I am working on plumbing the kitchen sink this afternoon and installing dishwasher. I have to get those finished to keep my beautiful wife happen and so I don't starve. Not that it would effect me for a little bit
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by BroNi » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:29 pm

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Man, you guys play a tournament in August and i can't even find one within 3-4 hours of here in all of September yet.

Disregard the things people say about Southeast quizbowl, i wish we could get off to an early start like this every year.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10071

Camden, DE to West Orange, NJ via Google Maps: 3 hrs 2 min.
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Re: 8/28/2010 DAR High School Back to School Tournament

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:17 pm

Results as promised.
I also have running water, dishwasher, and ice machine in the kitchen now

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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:07 pm

BroNi wrote:
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Man, you guys play a tournament in August and i can't even find one within 3-4 hours of here in all of September yet.

Disregard the things people say about Southeast quizbowl, i wish we could get off to an early start like this every year.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10071

Camden, DE to West Orange, NJ via Google Maps: 3 hrs 2 min.
I sure hate driving to North Jersey but maybe this is finally the year i'll give it a shot.
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