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by Carolus Magnus
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Honaker tentatively plans to host the Steele Memorial Invitational III on October 12th. As this will be a tournament under the SWATA banner (the Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance), it will be open exclusively to teams from Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smyth, Ta...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 17143

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Honaker will be mirroring the Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS IV) for the Steele Memorial Invitational II. We can also confirm now that SMI will be held on October 13th, and the Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament III is confirmed for November 10th.
by Carolus Magnus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Packet Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: VHSL Packet Question

Here's what I've heard-- but I haven't had any official confirmation from NAQT on this.

176A-- Open
177-- Open
178A-- VHSL Regular Season/Districts
179-- Open
180A-- VHSL Regular Season/Districts
181-- VHSL Regionals
182A-- Open
183-- VHSL Super Region & State
184A-- Open
by Carolus Magnus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 17143

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

The Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance (SWATA) would like to claim the following tentative dates for our 2019 circuit: * October 13th -- Steele Memorial Invitational 2 at Honaker (potential alt. date Oct. 20) * November 10th-- Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament 3 at Gate City (alt. date ...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 25963

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

The December iteration of SWATA tournaments, the Steele Memorial Invitational, will be hosted at Honaker High School on December 9th.

We are currently discussing the possibility of running a mirror of MBAT, which would make this the first SWATA tournament to not use an NAQT set.
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 25963

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

SWATA's November tournament (yet to be named) will be hosted at Virginia High School (in Bristol) on November 11th, using NAQT IS-168. SWATA has not yet elected to open any of our tournaments to schools outside of our geographic footprint. For the time being, only teams from Bland, Grayson, Wythe, S...
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 25963

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

It might be good to note the VHSL playoff deadlines, as well. Region -- January 27th Super Region -- February 10th SWATA (The Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance, encompassing all counties from Wythe Co. westward) is planning on hosting another set of 4, possibly 5 tournaments this season. We ...
by Carolus Magnus
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Memories of William & Mary team?
Replies: 2
Views: 3726

Re: Memories of William & Mary team?

In the brief time I played there (1 semester in 2010), Dan Leifer was the club president, Mark Guerci had recently disappeared, and Matt Morrison was still making the occasional appearance at practices & tournaments. That's about all the help I can offer, since I wasn't really very involved with the...
by Carolus Magnus
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 30560

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Honaker High School will be hosting an NAQT tournament, The Redbud Invitational, on October 15th, using set IS-157A. However, registration will only be opened to teams from Wythe County over to Lee County at first, in an effort to spur up more quiz bowl participation on the far corner of the state. ...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 3675

Re: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions

From 1A West: Conference 45: Radford (1), Parry McCluer (2) Conference 46: Galax (1), George Wythe - Wytheville (2) Conference 47: Northwood (1), Honaker (2) Conference 48: J.I. Burton (1), Eastside (2) Round 1 of the 1A West Tournament (Feb 8th or Feb 12th, depending on the weather): Radford vs. Ea...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 3675

VHSL 2015-2016 Results/Predictions

I can't believe this perennial thread hasn't already been started; let me go ahead and throw out my conference predictions for our local 1A and 2A groups: 1A West: Conference 45: Radford will come out on top, as usual. Runner-up might be Eastern Montgomery, though they didn't make it to region last ...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL 2014-15
Replies: 5
Views: 2732

Re: VHSL 2014-15

I'll make my predictions on the local conferences, now that the season is well underway: 1A West: Conference 45-- Radford (clearly the favorite here, as Travis said); Eastern Montgomery runner-up. Not a lot of strong competition in this conference from year-to-year aside from those two teams. Confer...
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders
Replies: 18
Views: 5776

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl: Regional Contenders

Honaker and runner-up Radford advance from 1A West. I don't have all the scores, but I do have the ones from Honaker's games:

1. Honaker: 410 vs Clintwood: 45
2. Honaker: 320 vs Eastern Montgomery: 100
3. Honaker: 250 vs J.I. Burton: 185
4. Honaker: 275 vs Radford: 160
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL States
Replies: 18
Views: 3963

Re: VHSL States

George Mason graduated Asher and their second best player I believe, so I doubt that they will be contenders, although it is possible if no other team steps up. I don't think that they've showed up to any non-VHSL tournaments, which lends credence to the belief that they've graduated those members,...
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL States
Replies: 18
Views: 3963

VHSL States

Can we get a prediction thread going? I'm pretty out of the loop for high school-level play now, but I'd like to hear who's coming up and who's gone down.
by Carolus Magnus
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6362

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion

With the big day coming up this weekend, time to post my predictions. Feel free to add to the discussion and post your own. A: Hard or nigh impossible to argue against George Mason. Though they've shown a little slip here and there (read: sub-300 point games; by that I mean in the neighborhood of 27...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6362

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion

In Region D, Honaker and Lebanon High ascend to the state level once again. Honaker beat Lebanon in an advantaged final to take the crown for the third year in a row. Here are some scores (I'll add the rest when I get my hands on them): Round 1 Twin Springs def. Haysi Gate City def. Thomas Walker Ho...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6362

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion

Here's hoping that my niece's team isn't eliminated by a half-inch of snow and a paranoid school district as happened last year. I'm hoping that the VHSL has taken some extra precautions in the event of a repeat of last winter. More Honaker scores, though I don't have the dates just yet. Honaker at...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6362

Re: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion

scores Oow. Hard to argue with you there; Mason doesn't appear to have lost any ground at all from last year's championship team (probably gained more ground, rather). The Bull Run District in general looks pretty stiff, anyway. I'm interested to see if GM heads to any invitationals this year, too....
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6362

VHSL Scholastic Bowl '10-'11 Discussion

The return of a perennial DC-Metro board thread. I'll just leave this here. Any early-season predictions for A, AA, AAA? I know in A, George Mason's already putting up big numbers: 375-100 vs Rappahannock Co, 365-95 against Madison Co, and 340-95 against Strasburg. I don't know much else about the o...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri May 07, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 19107

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

I like Memphis and St. Louis as possible locations; they're centrally-located (for the most part) and quite metropolitan, while not overly expensive areas geared at a lot of tourism (looking at you, D.C. and NYC). Nashville is a nice location also, with plenty of things for patrons to check out in t...
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT - Small Schools
Replies: 28
Views: 4772

Re: HSNCT - Small Schools

George Mason High is definitely beastly. They're a well-rounded team and they're pretty young, too (2 seniors, 7 juniors, and a freshman, last I checked). As mentioned before, their captain, Asher, is an excellent player, particularly in literature and history. They finished 23-0 in VHSL this year a...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia HSAPQ All-Star Team
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Virginia HSAPQ All-Star Team

Indeed, A or B would be the best choice. I'm sure a lot of schools across the state have taken away much of spring break due to all of the snow days that must be made up, and as Sarah said, a lot of seniors will probably be using any spring break days they do have to visit colleges.
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18109

Re: Buzzer

We also own two of the Quik-Pro systems, and I disagree with people who think it's a lousy system. Yes, the strobe light version is evil, but the standard system is quite reasonably priced, reliable, and has a big advantage--the part that usually goes bad, the cable connectors, can be self-repaired...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Oops, Shawn already posted the results. I also heard lots of positive feedback re: the questions. The only negatives I heard all day were in reference to the noise in the hallways. We sort of nipped that in the bud after Round 1, though it popped up again from time to time. We're working on it. I'm...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10

Can we get another field update? We may be interested in fielding a team if there's still a spot.
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

I want to say congrats to Blacksburg, Maggie Walker, and George Mason. The latter of the three proved that they were the real deal; we're all proud to say that we felt that we won the games we thought we should win and gave Mason our best shot. We're still ecstatic; after nine appearances at state a...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

After scouring the internets, I have discovered that the score from the Region C finals was Radford 225-- Eastern Montgomery 150, for any curious parties. I am! Thanks. My coach and I were unable to find anything about Eastern Montgomery. Needed to cause we play them first. They're pretty good; we ...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

After scouring the internets, I have discovered that the score from the Region C finals was Radford 225-- Eastern Montgomery 150, for any curious parties. As for my prognostications, well, I guess I can give a few opinions. A: Mason is the most impressive, but I think there are teams showing up that...
by Carolus Magnus
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Blacksburg and Tazewell now advance from Region IV after that tournament was canceled. The teams were selected based on points from the district tournaments. To be more specific, and from what it was explained to me, they just took the final round points from each district tournament so I guess Bla...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

STPickrell wrote:
The Lonesome Pine also gave up sending teams to Region D a couple years ago.
And yet the Black Diamond, Cumberland, and Clinch Mountain districts only send two teams a piece. I think most of the LPD plays PACE.
by Carolus Magnus
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Honaker (1) and Lebanon (2) advance to the Group A State Tournament. 1. Honaker: 4-0 (wins against Lee, Thomas Walker, Lebanon 2x) 2. Lebanon: 2-2 (wins against Twin Valley 2x, two losses to Honaker) 3. Twin Valley: 3-2 (wins against Twin Springs, Lee, Thomas Walker, two losses to Lebanon) 4. Thomas...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Region A tournament, which has been scheduled for yesterday, was postponed. By the way, the other team from Tri-Rivers (probably but not certainly the winner) was Windsor. I'm assuming it's been pushed back to this Saturday. It appears that there's more calls for snow this weekend as well, but I ho...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

I've been told by A.J. Collins that the Bull Run District is most likely going to send the top two seeds from the regular season to the Region B tournament and cancel the district tournament. That would mean that George Mason (1) and Clarke (2) advance to Region B.
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

The Bull Run District tournament in Region B was postponed from last weekend and is likely to be postponed again. Source How will the other seed from the BRD be determined if the tournament isn't held this weekend? I guess it could be hosted on a day next week if the weather doesn't get too bad. Lo...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

No new ones on that date. Regions II, C, and D still have no dates published. Hate to randomly jump in during this argument, but we're hosting the Region D tournament on the 13th of February. However, it's not like it matters that much to us, anyway. Not only are we on the far end of the state, but...
by Carolus Magnus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

The Black Diamond District Tournament Results January 23rd, 2010 at Honaker High School: Round 1: Haysi vs. Council, Council Wins 130--50 Twin Valley vs. Hurley, Twin Valley Wins 250--120 Honaker-- bye round Round 2: Honaker vs. Council, Honaker Wins 360--20 Haysi vs. Hurley, Hurley Wins 130--65, H...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Quiz Bowl Wiki
Replies: 19
Views: 14326

Re: New Quiz Bowl Wiki

Edit: I was being a fool when I wrote this post. Mods, please delete this.
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

As predicted, Gov. School comes out swinging. In some of those matchups, they hit more than 80% of the questions-- extremely impressive. Word on the street for Region D (A) is that Lee High School (Jonesville, VA) won the Clinch Mountain District Tournament. Lebanon High won the regular season, so L...
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Going back to the questions, I think there's been a noticeable differentiation between the question sets in the directed round. Local teams are under the assumption that most of the questions in set 'A' are easier than those in set 'B', but we haven't noticed any particular pattern aside from the f...
by Carolus Magnus
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Well, John, we certainly have the same concerns you do. Stagnation has hurt some of our teams in the past, so building knowledge and not peaking until region and (hopefully) the state championship are the goal. I'm always trying to keep the other players focused on the next milestone and pushing to ...
by Carolus Magnus
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 12644

VHSL Results & Opinions

We had a thread similar to this last season, so I thought I would start one up again. How has district play been for the state thus far? I'm interested in seeing what schools are sticking out as we get to the half-way mark for the VHSL season. Also, what does everyone think about the questions under...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10

VHSL Black Diamond District Regular Season Week 1 (11/23) Hurley High at Honaker --postponed to 12/14 Honaker-- two wins Council High at Twin Valley High Twin Valley-- two wins Haysi High School -- Bye Week. Week 2 (11/30) Twin Valley at Haysi Twin Valley-- two wins Honaker --Bye Week Council at Hur...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI IV (11/21/09) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 3249

Re: CSI IV (11/21/09) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Are stats going to be posted some time soon?
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

Re: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament

Congratulations to Blacksburg and Karl from Salem, who must have really turned the heat up after the match against us. I'm glad we were able to stand (virtually) toe-to-toe with Blacksburg and were able to come out of the slump that he had been in for about three consecutive matches that culminated ...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

Re: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament

The answer to my question(s) Alright, that looks like a decent turnout. Bringing in a couple more teams would be nice. I know that Bluefield (WV) brought a team to EQUINE last year (I think), so if anyone could get in contact with them, they may be interested. It's a pretty short jaunt to the Salem...
by Carolus Magnus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

Re: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament

Can you post a field update or any additional information about the tournament before Saturday? We'd hate to show up and be the only team in attendance. :neutral:
by Carolus Magnus
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10

Our results thus far: 10/29 vs. Lebanon High School (Region D Runner Up, #5 in VHSL A in '09) --2 Wins 11/19 At Grundy High School (AA) -- 2 Wins 11/30 At Abingdon High School (AA) -- 1 Win, 1 JV Win 12/3 At Lebanon High School -- 2 Wins 12/9-- "Tiger Quizbowl Challenge" Grundy vs Richlands (VHSL AA...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10

Lots of scores and such It appears that Mason is just as strong as predicted. The drop in average points per match for Rapp is down, but that was to be expected. A question for you, AJ: is your brother getting frequent playing time, or is he still being broken in on the team? We're kicking off our ...
by Carolus Magnus
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

Re: Roanoke College Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament

I'm hoping to see plenty of local teams stop by for this. Who can argue with free quizbowl? :grin: