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South Florida Tournament ?

Post by tomburr » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:47 pm

Since there are NO tournaments at this point in time in South Florida, South Fork High School is interested in running one after the state championship at UF sometime in april. Would there be enough interest?

It would be a one day event.


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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:27 pm

Well, or there's a way to fix it so you can put text in. (It explains it when you hold over the URL button).
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Post by Saiem » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:29 pm

I think Rickards would be willing to come. However, April in general is a bad time due to the fact that the state tourney is in April, state JCL is in April, State math competition is in April, and the list goes on of state tournaments.

I would suggest a date change to either March 8, January 12/19/26.

If we could charter a bus, we could probably bring all the tallahassee teams... like roughly ten actual teams from about 5-6 schools.

EDIT: Also, you guys should make the trip up for our tournament on Feb 16. It'll probably be a one day event, but if it makes your trip more conceivable, we could try a two day trip. If you all are familiar with Ransom Everglades, we'd love it if you could pass the word along.

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Post by tomburr » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:32 pm

Ah, I was under the impression that the state tournament was tentatively set for March 1st. March 8th would work though, if thats what everyone needs.

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Post by Saiem » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:06 pm

There are technically two state tournaments. There is the NAQT State Tournament at UF tentatively set for March 1. There is also the Commisioners Academic Challenge at like Disney World or something, which is usually a big deal.

March 8 shouldn't be too bad for Rickards as far as I can tell.

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Post by hardeecoach » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:28 pm

The state championship is April 10-12 at Disney World. We would love to have another tournament prior to that. How about contacting Highlands and Desoto? They are also not too far.

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Post by tomburr » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:09 pm

OK so, the consensus seems to be that there would be interest in a tournament after the UF State Tournament but before the April Disney Tournament? How about the 22nd of March? That would give us plenty of time to prepare/inform teams.

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Post by Saiem » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:15 pm

It is not spring break for us.

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Post by tomburr » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:42 am

I can't tell whether that last comment is a good or a bad thing. If teams can make it, I think that March 22nd gives the best amount of time after UF Spring and Before April competitions.

Now I need some advice. How do I go about notifying Florida teams? I will certainly advertise at the Montverde competition next weekend as well as UF Spring, but I would like to get more advance RSVPs.

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Post by Saiem » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:02 am

Have you all ever gotten an invitation from one of the many Rickards tournaments over the past few years?

We have a large and often copied mailing list. If you have not, I will send one to you.

Speaking of which Rickards is having a tournament on February 16. You guys should absolutely come.

March 22 should be fine in terms of date. It is after our big tournament for leon county, so some teams may be burnt out. I will send out an email to the coaches in our city seeing how they feel about this.

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Post by First Chairman » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:51 am

Has Ransom Everglades ever been contacted for the tournaments in South Florida?
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Post by tomburr » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:53 pm

Thank you all for the help. Since the panhandle is really the heart of quizbowl in Florida, we would all be very willing to chose whatever date in late March/early April that fits your schedule the best. We've never received an invitation from Rickards, and would very much appreciate a copy of the contact list. As far as Ransom Everglades goes, I have a contact at that school through which I can get in touch with them.

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Post by bjorkchop » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:07 pm

Hello, I'm the advisor for the Ransom Everlgades Academic Team. I'm new to coaching at the school this year, but the team is definitely interested in more South Florida tournaments.

Also, I would appreciate any info on the NAQT state tournament (location/dates/etc.) Thanks.

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Post by tomburr » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 pm

Ok so, the update so far is that the tournament will on march 28th/ 29th in order to allow travel time for panhandle teams. I will be sending out an official announcment to the teams on the Rickards mailing list as well as Ransom Everglades.

For the info Steve Frappier requested, I believe the State tournament right now is tentatively scheduled for March 1st at the University of Florida.

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Post by hardeecoach » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:46 pm

Hardee is definitely interested. We should be on the Rickards email list - if not, I can be reached at psaddler@hardee.k12.fl.us.

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Post by Saiem » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:05 am

Unfortunately, that is the same date as our prom, so Rickards probably won't attend. I just found this out very recently. But I don't know about other schools. I will ask around at our next tournament. And also, a march 28-29 tournament is the beginning of our spring break, which is a huge factor for our underclassmen that could go, and also the other schools.

Things to consider, I guess.

Also, ransom coach: Rickards tournament. We would not mind a preview of how the state tournament is gonna go down.

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Post by tomburr » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:06 pm

Ah, im sorry to hear that it is the same day of your prom. I hope that we will still be able to get as many teams to participate as possible. Right now, we are just waiting on official comformation from the school board for the facilities usage, which we should get early next week. Expect and official announcement soon.

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