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*Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:43 pm

The Kate Duncan Smith DAR High School Quizbowl Team would like to invite you to the first annual "DAR Invitational" to be held on January 24, 2009. We will begin registration at 8:00 a.m. at DAR High School and begin play at 9 am. But, if all teams are present before 9 a.m., we will begin play after a brief coaches meeting. The cost is sixty ($60) dollars per team with a discount of 5 dollars for working buzzers, 5 dollars if you travel over 200 miles as verified by either MSN Live Search or MapQuest, 5 dollar discount for any team after the first team from a given school with the minimum fee being 45 dollars if you have all three discounts.
The DAR Invitational will be a NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) and PACE (Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) national qualification event using NAQT IS-83 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 medals 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 6 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 and PACE National Scholastics Championship tournaments later this year in Chicago and Washington respectively. If you have question, requests, or need directions, please call me or email me.
Lunch will be provided on site. We will be serving BBQ plates or chicken fingers plates but all plates need to be ordered ahead of time due to the lack of fast food restaurant choices in Grant. We are working on the cost and will get this information out to you as quickly as possible. In addition, we will have an assortment of drinks, chips, and candy for sale during the tournament and during lunch.

Thank you and hope to see you at DAR on the 24th of January,
Matt Dennis
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:27 pm

Matt--

You can count on HHS for at least three teams, one of which would be JV. I might actually have enough for two JV, but we'll see.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:01 pm

If anyone in the area would like to help by being a moderator we would love to have you. I promise you will be feed breakfast, lunch, and I hope to have you home in time for dinner. Also we will have free soft drinks or water during the tournament.
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:36 pm

I'll be able to help, pending something unexpected coming up.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:27 pm

Thanks Andy. Did you happen to get to mention it to any of the other BAMA group?
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Cooper98 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:42 am

I'm game too, unless we have a tournament that day.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:16 am

I'm pretty sure we have Sectionals that day Cooper
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:57 am

I thought CC sectionals was the same day as ACF regionals. This tournament may conflict with the Penn Bowl, depending onhow close a mirror is or how far you wish to travel.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:40 am

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:I thought CC sectionals was the same day as ACF regionals. This tournament may conflict with the Penn Bowl, depending onhow close a mirror is or how far you wish to travel.
No, CCCT is the Regionals weekend. CCSCT is Penn Bowl weekend.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:09 am

Which is Jan 24th. I knew I would be losing my CC help but I am backed into a corner date wise because of State scheduled tournaments that bracket me on each side
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Cooper98 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:03 pm

Mark wrote:I'm pretty sure we have Sectionals that day Cooper
If not I'd be happy to help
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:09 pm

I just checked NAQTs website and it said our Sectionals are on the 23rd. I don't know if this is true or not, but if it is I'd be happy to come help at the tournament. I'll check with Mr. Scott tomorrow.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:23 pm

Field update from what I know at the present time
These teams are coming
Hoover (2)
Brindlee Mountain (3)
Hume-Fogg (1)
DAR (1)
Asbury (1)
Cullman (1)
CCA (2)
Oneonta (1)
Catholic (1)
ASFA (2)
Russellville (2)
Lee High (1)
Ringgold (3)
ACDC (1)
Leeds High School (1)

Expressed interest in coming
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I still have room for a few more teams and if anyone would like to volunteer for moderating, I would be happy to have the help. I am planning on having a JV division unless we only have 2 or 3 JV teams then I will place them in the round robin.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:53 pm

Matt-

I'll be happy to read for you in the prelim rounds if you like. I might even be able to bring one of my assistants to read as well. I'll check on it.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Ditzy Blonde » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:51 pm

Thanks, Josh! We would love to have you read! Meghan and I both remarked at BMHS that you do a great job. Look forward to seeing you in January.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:08 am

field updated in post above. Still time and lunch plans should be finalize as of today
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:06 pm

Field has been updated also registration is still open for our tournament.
Looking forward to see you on the 24th
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by quizbowllee » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:38 am

3 teams for us, Matt.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:56 am

Field update as of 1/13
There is still time if you would like to get into the tournament. Also there has been a change in packet from IS-83 to IS-81
Lunch is 5 dollars for Hardee's Little Thick Burger, chips, cookie, and drink.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by ACDC Coach » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:39 pm

Matt--
I am a coach of a newly created team in northern Alabama and we got together around early this month...
I was referred to this website by another coach and i saw that your tournement is soon. I was wondering if you had an opening still available. We have one team of four with some prior expirence with NAQT questions so I would like to know if we can still come.

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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:29 pm

Yes just give me a call or email me at numbers and email above and I will attempt to get your squared away
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Post by ACDC Coach » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:10 pm

Mr. Dennis..Its Daniel :) like our team name? A(shley)C(aleb)D(aniel)C(aleb) ha! we talked to mr. Hancock and he said as long as we dont have any school affiliation we can play. So think you can send an entry form to my mom's email?? thanks
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:25 pm

No need for a form.. just come on up and you will be squared away... but one of you CALL ME on my cell so I can talk to you about lunch and a couple of other things..
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Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:36 am

ACDC Coach wrote:Mr. Dennis..Its Daniel :) like our team name? A(shley)C(aleb)D(aniel)C(aleb) ha! we talked to mr. Hancock and he said as long as we dont have any school affiliation we can play. So think you can send an entry form to my mom's email?? thanks
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:50 am

that's ok Mark, I was doing the same thing but wasn't having any luck with anything
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:39 pm

Updated the field in the post above. Still time if anyone is stilling the fence or just found out they can come
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:45 pm

Matthew D wrote:Also there has been a change in packet from IS-83 to IS-81
If this is still the case, none of your community college help will be able to. IS-81 is what they're using for CCSCT.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:43 pm

Actually Andy they are playing theirs on the Friday right before.. so we are safe.. apparently I got lucky because I thought at first I wouldn't get to have any of the CC help because it was scheduled the same day and then I got a last minute switch on the questions but it worked out, I believe
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:20 pm

Matthew D wrote:Actually Andy they are playing theirs on the Friday right before.. so we are safe.. apparently I got lucky because I thought at first I wouldn't get to have any of the CC help because it was scheduled the same day and then I got a last minute switch on the questions but it worked out, I believe
Yeah, I probably should have considered dates before I made that post.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:49 pm

Results

Varsity
1st Hoover
2nd Hume-Fogg
3rd ASFA
4th Brindlee Moutain

Playoffs, Russellville A, Covenant Christian A, ASFA JV, CCA JV

JV
1st ASFA JV
2nd CCA JV
3rd Catholic JV
4th Brindlee Mt JV

Full results to be posted later this weekend
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by azngod1992 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:53 pm

Thanks Mr. Dennis for a well run and well organized tournament.

I think Hoover showed how beastly they are at NAQT questions, and how bad we are at NAQT pet categories.
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Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by Matthew D » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:32 pm

complete stats found here

http://darhslab.bravehost.com/DARInvita ... dings.html

the first pool was not used due to 3 teams not coming today and then an emergency division of pools
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Re: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Post by joe22292 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:51 pm

How did Russellville end up 8th in playoff rankings?

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