closesesame wrote:I also want to thank all the coaches who moderated for us today, especially the Caesar Rodney coach, John Gilbert, Tressler, and Dr. Barnes. We hope that, despite the fact it took a good chunk of your Saturday, you enjoyed our tournament and felt you got the most quizbowl for your money.
You're welcome! It was my pleasure. I really REALLY enjoyed reading, especially once i started figuring out that teams loved hearing me read and race through to get to 20 questions in 18 minutes (all but once! damnit!) but still "enunciate" and be clear. It feels really good to contribute and help make this a better run and more fun tournament. I hope i did.
And my kids had a blast and feel very content with their 8-4 record (7-4 not counting the bye). I see us improving and starting to beat some teams that i don't know if we could have beaten last year.
I saw some just awesome awesome teams as well... observations from rounds i read:
~Henry and Co. were pretty unstoppable today
~Daichi is even better than i noticed last time
~GDS really impressed me, and Ian performed very well
~Blake is VASTLY improved and i thoroughly enjoy seeing Isaac and Co. perform
~Whitman was also really really impressive and incredibly fast
~having 2 teams in my bracket not show up made for a weird morning
~sorry about our buzzers being kinda stupid....
~timed matches are FUN to moderate when you know what you're doing and saying
~sorry about that one mistake i made with Maggie Walker in round 12, my fault entirely
~hi to the kids at JEB Stuart and Bishop Ireton... feel good about today and keep practicing! you've got a lot of potential with your positive attitude and work ethic
All in all, a really fun day. I think TJ did a very admirable job considering the other tournaments we see at times. Nice work guys. We'd love to come (and i'd love to help out) again.