Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!

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Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!

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The Berry College College Bowl team is very pleased to announce that our annual High School Scholar's Bowl tournament will take place on our beautiful campus on January 26, 2008. As in past years the tournament is open to teams throughout the state of Georgia. However, for the first time we would also like to welcome teams from the surrounding states (AL,TN,NC,SC,FL) to compete as well. Space is limited as we would like to keep the number of teams in the low 20s. This is a preliminary announcement, so other details (fees, etc.) will be announced within the coming days.

Now in our 37th year, Berry College has one of the longest running College Bowl programs in the country. We also have the luxury of being fully funded by our administration, and all of players receive partial scholarships.

If you have any questions, please feel free to to contact the team @ [email protected] or our Coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter @ [email protected].
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UPDATE -- Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College 1/26/08

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As previously promised here is the fee schedule for the annual Berry College Scholar's Bowl to be held on January 26, 2008 on our lovely campus in Mount Berry (just north of Rome), GA.

Registration Fee -- $75

Discounts:

-$10 per additional team (down to fee of $55)
-$5 per buzzer system/ $10 max. discount (Note: We do request that each team bring at least one buzzer system, if possible. Fully functional is of course preferable, but we can work with partially functional systems as well.)
-$5 per experienced reader (We do not anticipate needing assistance here, but you never know. :-) )

The questions for this tournament will once again be written by the excellent team of Eric Emmett and Chris Silvers, both former Berry captains.


Please have your registration (# teams, player names, etc.) to us by no later than January 12, 2008. Entry is first come first serve. We do not have a set maximum number of teams, however we do want to keep the number in the low 20s (20-24 max). Please send all registration info and direct any and all questions to our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected]

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there!!

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Scholars Bowl @ Berry College 1/26/08 -- 1st field update!!

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Although it is still very early, we would like to go ahead and issue our first field update for the annual Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College (Mount Berry, GA) to be held on 1/26/08.

So far we have:

Brindlee Mtn HS (Guntersville, AL) -- 2 teams
Cedar Shoals HS (Athens, GA)
Walton HS (Marietta, GA)

Keep in mind that slots are limited and that we are looking for 20-24 teams maximum. Please direct all questions and send all registration info to our coach, Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected].

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Greetings all!!

This is the latest field update for the annual Scholar's Bowl tournament to be held on our beautiful campus on 1/26/08.

The field (as of 11/14)

Brindlee Mtn (2 teams)
Cedar Shoals
Walton
Calhoun HS (2 teams)

Please keep in mind that space is limited as we would like to keep the field in the low 20s. Registration will be first come, first serve. Please forward all questions and registration info to our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter @ [email protected].

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

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Field update -- Scholar's Bowl 1/26/08

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Hello all!!

We here at the Berry College College Bowl Team just wanted to issue a quick field update for our annual Scholar's Bowl tournament to be held on January 26, 2008.

The field so far:

Brindlee Mtn (AL) - 2 teams
Calhoun HS (GA) - 2 teams
Cedar Shoals (GA)
Central Gwinnett (GA)
Dorman (SC) - 2 teams
The Lovett School (GA)
Walton HS (GA)

Those who have shown interest so far:

Brookstone Academy (GA)
James Island (SC)
Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN)
Ringgold HS (GA)

Please keep in mind that space is limited. We would like to keep the field in the low 20s (20-24 max). Registration is first come first serve. Please contact our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected] with all questions and registration info.


Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!!

This is just a friendly reminder that there are plenty of spots left for the annual Scholar's Bowl tournament to be held on the beautiful campus of Berry College on January 26, 2008.

The field is just under half full and the remaining slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The competition will top out at 20-24 teams. We would ask that those teams who have expressed interest and not yet confirmed, please do so at your next earliest convenience.

Please direct all questions and send all registration info to our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected].We look forward to hearing from you!!

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Field Update -- Scholar's Bowl @ Berry 1/26/08

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Greetings all!!

We would like to present the current field update for the annual Scholar's Bowl competition @ Berry College on 1/28/08. As of just a few hours ago we learned of some space concerns, so we are going to have to set a hard cap of 20 teams. This may change as we get closer to Jan. 26th , and we will inform you all when and if it does.

The field (as of 12/11):

Brindlee Mtn (AL) 2 teams
Calhoun HS (GA) 2 teams
Chattahoochee HS (GA) 2 teams
Dorman HS (SC) 2 teams
Brookstone Academy (GA)
Cedar Shoals (GA)
Chamblee HS (GA)
Grayson HS (GA)
Lakeside (GA)-- update!!!
The Lovett School (GA)
North Cobb (GA)
Ringgold (GA)
Walton (GA)

Those who have expressed interest:

James Island (SC)
Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN)

That leaves only 3 spots left. Please remember that all remaining slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The last date to enter the tournament is 1/12/08. Please direct all questions and registration info to our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected]. We wish everyone the best during the Holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you all on the 26th!!

Warmest regards,

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I was told that we were confirmed for the tournament and could pay later. Now I don't see our name on the list. Our name is listed in earlier updates on this message board.

Please include us as definitely coming to the tournament.

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Update --- One spot left!!!

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Ladies and Gentlemen!!


As of this morning, there is only 1 spot remaining in the field for the annual Scholar's Bowl tournament at Berry College on 1/26/08!!!

With the addition of Aiken (SC) HS this morning we are now up to 19 teams.
The final spot will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis. Coaches, if you are interested in having your team attend this tournament, please contact our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected] ASAP.

Also, we would like to apologize to Cathy Hirsch and her team at Central Gwinnett. They were inadvertently left off of the last field update. Thanks to Cathy for pointing that out so quickly.

We hope to be able to post a full update within the next few days!!

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Field Update --- 12/12

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Another quick update for Scholar's Bowl.


The field is now closed!!


As of just a very few minutes ago, Norcross (GA) HS took the last remaining spot in the field of 20. For those teams who were and still are interested, please don't fret. There will be a waiting list if you would still like to come. To be added to the list, please e-mail our coach, Dr. Wade Carpenter, @ [email protected]. Once again this will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

For those teams already entered, we look forward to seeing you all on the 26th!!

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Happy New Year!!!

The Berry College College Bowl Team would like to issue another field update for the annual Scholar's Bowl competition to be held on our beautiful campus on 1/26/08. Over the holidays we were able to workout our space issues and and as a result we were able to increase our field size to 24 teams!

The field (as of 9:48EST 1/9/08):

Brindlee Mtn. (AL) 3 teams
Chattahoochee (GA) 2 teams
Calhoun (GA) 2 teams
Dorman (SC) 2 teams
Murray Co. (GA) 2 teams
Cedar Shoals (GA)
Central Gwinnett (GA)
Chamblee (GA)
Etowah (GA)
Grayson (GA)
Kennesaw Mtn. (GA)
Lakeside (GA)
The Lovett School (GA)
Norcross (GA)
North Cobb (GA)
Ringgold (GA)
Walton (GA)

Dropped out:

Aiken (SC)
Brookstone Academy (GA)

That gives us a total of 23 teams leaving only 1 spot left! We are waiting for confirmation from a team on our waiting list for that last spot. Coaches, if you would like your team to be added to the waiting list for Scholar's Bowl or have informed us that you are coming and have been left off of this list, please contact Dr. Wade Carpenter @ [email protected]. Registration forms will be forthcoming to those teams who have already entered. We look forward to seeing you all on the 26!

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Hello all!!

This is just a brief announcement to let you know that the final spot in the annual Berry Scholar's Bowl to be held on 1/26/08 has been filled by Heritage High School (Rockdale Co., GA). For those other teams who have expressed interest in the past few days, you have been placed on our waiting list and if a spot or spots should come available we will let you know in the order in which you contacted us.

For those teams who have already entered, please check your e-mail for our registration form. We look forward to seeing you all on the 26!!

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Post by kCobain911 »

What will the format of the tournament be? As in # of questions, # of rounds, etc
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We'll be running a round robin of two divisions with 12 teams each. Then we'll take the top two from each division and have playoffs. There will be a consolation round or two for those teams who don't make the playoffs.

The rounds are shorter than standard, 15 tossups and bonuses. The questions are pyramidal and would be on par with NAQT in level of difficulty. The questions are written by two very experienced writers, Chris Silvers and Eric Emmett. For those of you not familiar with their names, Eric and Chris wrote the Walton HS Fall tournament for several years.
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Coaches,

The following is a message from Dr. Carpenter regarding the schedule for Saturday. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but last minute details have left us swamped. Please note that we are now @ 22 teams due to Lovett withdrawing and Calhoun down to one team. We are still waiting to hear from our standby list to see who will fill those slots. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!

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We look forward to seeing you all. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Krannert Center lobby. Come in the main entrance, go almost 3/4 through the roundabout around the flagpole, take that last exit before the roundabout is complete, then an almost immediate left, and go to the Krannert parking area in the back. Check in with me at the desk, and we'll direct you to the initial meeting. We hope to have the general meeting around 9 a.m., and start competitions as close to 9:15-9:30 as possible. We will have light refreshments (coffee and danishes, etc.). With 24 teams, we will be dividing into two flights, one to compete in Krannert, and one in the Math & Science Building across the lane. We will have 11 preliminary rounds, then 1 playoff round, then a finals round. The 1st playoff round will feature the number one team from Krannert versus the number two team from Science, and vice versa. Cross-flight matchings of the other teams will be calculated. Then we'll all gather in the Science Building auditorium (probably) for the final round. After that, if folks are interested, we'll have a fun round between all-stars versus Berry alumni readers. We anticipate lunch break somewhere around round 5, and will announce as circumstances warrant. Lunch is on your own. There are plenty of places nearby. We hope to be done somewhere around 5 p.m. We hope also that you'll have a chance to do a quick spin around our campus, and Berry people will be on hand to answer questions from interested students. If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know at [email protected]. If trouble occurs on the way, my cell phone is 706-506-3522.
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Congratulations to Dorman A on winning the 2008 Berry Scholars Bowl!!

Dorman A defeated Dorman B 285-175 in the finals.

Chattahoochee A and Brindlee Mtn. B tied for third.

Stats and complete results will be posted later this week. Thanks to all who attended and assisted in the success of the tournament. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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Post by Ben_Dodson »

Berry was a nicely run tournament. It was a bit long given the number of rounds, but fun nonetheless. I would however disagree with the questions being NAQT level in the difficulty. Most of the questions, in the prelims at least, bordered on JV level questions.
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It was nicely run. The 30-20-10 bonuses were WAY too easy, though.
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I got to witness one of the best matches I have ever seen - Brindlee Mountain B vs. Dorman A. I thought BMHS B would get slaughtered, but we were actually winning by 10 at the half-time score check. In the final six questions, Dorman went ahead by 40. Then BMHS tied it. Then Dorman went ahead by 40. Then Brindlee Mountain tied it. Etc. Etc.

Final score: Dorman A 290 Brindlee Mountain B 250.

Despite the loss, I was a proud, proud coach. My B team almost took out the #1 team in the country...

Brindlee Mountain A sucked hard.
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Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too.
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Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too.
They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a clue. Both teams were white hot.
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GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:
Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too.
They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a clue. Both teams were white hot.
I think he was referring to what you said about your A-team.
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Xerxes wrote:
GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:
Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too.
They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a clue. Both teams were white hot.
I think he was referring to what you said about your A-team.
No, I really meant his B-team. This A-team saga is mind-boggling.
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Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:
Xerxes wrote:
GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:
Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too.
They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a clue. Both teams were white hot.
I think he was referring to what you said about your A-team.
No, I really meant his B-team. This A-team saga is mind-boggling.
Oh...just thought you were sarcastically referring to the "A-team sucked hard" quote.
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For those who would like to see them. Here is a link to the stats for the 2008 Berry Scholar's Bowl.

http://www.berrycollegebowl.com/HS2008_standings.html


We apologize for the delay. Our stats person wasn't able to upload them until yesterday.

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For those who would like to see them. Here is a link to the stats for the 2008 Berry Scholar's Bowl.

http://www.berrycollegebowl.com/HS2008_standings.html


We apologize for the delay. Our stats person wasn't able to upload them until yesterday.

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You seem to have awarded "Andy K" from Cedar Shoals B an award instead of giving it to "Andy K" from Brindlee Mountain A like you were supposed to. I'm thinking that the folks at Cedar Shoals should have noticed when a person with 4 ppg got an award for individual scoring...
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GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:You seem to have awarded "Andy K" from Cedar Shoals B an award instead of giving it to "Andy K" from Brindlee Mountain A like you were supposed to. I'm thinking that the folks at Cedar Shoals should have noticed when a person with 4 ppg got an award for individual scoring...
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GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:You seem to have awarded "Andy K" from Cedar Shoals B an award instead of giving it to "Andy K" from Brindlee Mountain A like you were supposed to. I'm thinking that the folks at Cedar Shoals should have noticed when a person with 4 ppg got an award for individual scoring...
Lee,

We'll fix it. I noticed the problem this morning. The gang at Cedar Shoals has done nothing wrong here. We caused this, not them. We apologize for the mix up. It will be corrected.

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Yeah... I didn't mean to dig at Cedar Shoals. In fact, I heard that they had already left and weren't even there for the awards, so there is no way they could have done anything about it. Sorry that post sounded like I was mad at Cedar Shoals. I'm not mad at anyone. It's actually sorta funny...

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GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:It's actually sorta funny...
Yeah, it's downright hilarious.
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