Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

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Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by jrbarry » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:22 pm

As of Tuesday, November 10, 101 teams are registered for this year's BISB. We still have room should anyone want to enter more teams. rick_barry@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Check-in on Saturday, November 21, is from 7:30am to 8:15am at BHS's Main Entrance facing Dogwood Road.

Teams registered were emailed a confirmation packet last week with all sorts of information. Contact J.R. Barry at the above email address of you did nOT receive this email.

BISB questions are being written by BHS alums and current team members. Tossups will be pyramidal in style, academic in nature, and balanced, subject-wise, by the match.

BISB Teams (101 teams from 55 schools)

Aiken
Alpharetta-2
Archer
Baconton Charter-3
Berkmar-2
Bleckley County
Blessed Trinity-2
Cedar Shoals-4
Centennial
Central Gwinnett-2
Chamblee
Chattahoochee-4
Collins Hill
Creekview
Danville-2
Daviess County
Dorman-3
Douglas County-2
Etowah-2
Ezell Harding-3
Flowery Branch-2
GACS-2
Grayson-2
GSMST
Harrison-2
Hebron Christian
Heritage-2
Hillgrove
Hoover
Indian Springs
James Island
Jonesboro
Lakeside-3
Lamar County-2
LAMP
Marist-3
Meadowcreek
Murray County-3
Norcross-2
Ola-3
Owensboro
Parkview
Prince Avenue Christian
Shiloh-2
South Paulding-2
Southside-2
Southwest-2
Stockbridge
Walton-2
Watson Chapel
Wesleyan
Westminster-2
Whitefield Academy
Woodford County-6
Woodward Academy-2
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by jrbarry » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:47 pm

We are up to 108 teams now (Sunday night, November 15.)

Team check-in is 7:30am to 8:15am on Saturday. 5 prelim matches will start by 8:45am with liunch on campus to follow. Round 6, the first match for the single-elim playoff will begin for ALL teams at the end of that lunch period (time to be announced).

e-mail J.R. Barry if your team did NOT receive a confirmation email with all pertinent data.

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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by jrbarry » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:25 pm

Forthe 22nd Annual BISB on Saturday...

The first 5 matches are 3-part affairs.

Part One: 5 tossups and 5, 2-part bonuses related by broad subject category.

Part Two: 4 "Give-and-Takes" with 4 questions each on a single topic.

Part Three: 8 tossups and 8, 3-Part bonuses unrelated to the T.

Rounds 6-12 have more tossups and bonuses in each one while retaining the 3-part structure.
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by jrbarry » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:48 pm

The final field (although we do have a waiting list!)

BISB Teams (114 teams from 65 schools)

Aiken
Alpharetta-2
Archer
Baconton Charter-3
Ballard-2
Berkmar-2
Bleckley County
Blessed Trinity-2
Campbell
Cedar Shoals-4
Centennial
Central Gwinnett-2
Chamblee
Chattahoochee-5
Collins Hill
Creekview
Danville-2
Daviess County
Dorman-3
Douglas County-2
duPont Manual-4
East Paulding
Etowah-2
Ezell Harding-3
Flowery Branch-2
GACS-2
Grayson-2
GSMST
Harrison-2
Hebron Christian
Heritage
Hoover
Indian Springs
Jonesboro
Killian Hill Christian-2
Lakeside-3
Lamar County-2
LAMP
Locust Grove
Marist-3
Mary Persons
Meadowcreek
Murray County-3
Norcross-2
North Gwinnett
Northgate
Ola-3
Owensboro
Parkview
Prince Avenue Christian
Shiloh-2
South Paulding-2
Southside-2
Southwest-2
Stockbridge
Tilghman-2
Walton-2
Watson Chapel
Wesleyan
Westminster-2
Whitefield Academy
Woodford County-6
Woodstock
Woodward Academy-2
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by JackGlerum » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:09 am

Out of curiosity, are there 57 moderators in Georgia sitting around waiting for an e-mail, or do you have coaches read? Just wondering, as someone who can't fathom a tournament this large.

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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by cchiego » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:09 am

It's kind of like an epic quizbowl festival, with Brookwood players, alumni, friends, family, etc. all helping out and I think a good number of current students serving as scorekeepers and timekeepers. It was a great tournament to moderate at thanks to the provided extra help and was excellently organized every year. There's also a ton of free and delicious food provided for the helpers throughout the day (note: other tournaments should learn from this). If I didn't have to read back in San Diego, I'd seriously consider flying back to Georgia just to see the spectacle, the likes of which I've only seen rivaled by the HSNCT itself.
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by Matthew D » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:57 am

Yes taking care of your moderators with food and drink through the day is a must... at least in my book also
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by Rountree » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:22 am

While 114 teams is incredibly large - likely being the largest high school-run quizbowl tournament in the country - there were a couple iterations of the BISB in the late 90s that hit nearly 200 teams (180s I think). I believe those were the largest high school quizbowl tournaments ever before last year's HSNCT. Now those were truly spectacles! The amount of effort, organization, and planning that goes into something like that is mind-boggling. So, in comparison, 114 teams is a walk in the park for Mr. Barry and company.
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Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

Post by jrbarry » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:57 pm

168 teams was our biggest tournament and it was in 2000. I can assure Mr Rountree that 114 teams is no "walk in the park." :-)

Based on my idea that there should be no byes, and limited space available even at a large school like mine, I am pretty sure we could only have as many as 120 teams without playing matches in trailers! If we use trailers, we could have as many as 138 Ithink. I turned away 6 schools this week which I do not like to do, but I had schemed for 114 and that was already prepared for by Tuesday.

I just want all our workers (60 readers, 150 BHS students, 25 Academic Team members, and about 25 others) to all show up on time and ready to go. AND all 114 teams checked-in by 8:15am!

Our readers include: current parents of team members, parents of former team members, community people with no real tie to our school, BHS alums, retired coaching pals of mine in GA, assorted quiz bowl people like Chris and others from UGA, NIck/Todd from Clemson, a few folks from GT and sometime Emory. I know about 110 people I would trust to read at the BISB ande most read here on and off depending on their schedule. I hope some of the seniors who will play at Brookwood tomorrow will be readers at the BISB in November of 2010.
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