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by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '17-'18
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: Texas '17-'18

Having been a while since hsqbrank has put up a new set of national rankings,
I just wonder where Cistercian "A" will now fall.

I have a ballot to fill out about this matter and will do my best.

Cistercian is looking forward to a successful 2nd semester beginning on Wednesday of this week!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '17-'18
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: Texas '17-'18

Cistercian Prep has now been fortunate enough to win 3 tournaments in a row! That's a great feeling for us, esp. since it should set us up nicely when the next set of rankings come out in December or January. Also, our "B" team has been doing great things as well. Hope to see y'all at Nationals!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '17-'18
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: Texas '17-'18

SO glad to read that in the first rankings for the 2017-18 season, Cistercian Prep
has broken into the TOP 40 rankings nationally.
The full rankings can be found here:
https://hsqbrank.com/2017/10/14/top-40- ... /#more-939
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '17-'18
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Re: Texas '17-'18

Thanks so much!
we'll certainly be using it!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5641

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

Cistercian's teams at NAQT nationals in Atlanta had SUCH a good time.
With our "A" team going 7-3 in prelims, we were so happy.
Championship rounds were a bit disappointing, but we have ALL of our
major players returning, so, 2017-2018 should be a good one for us!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 7371

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

So sorry we were not able to attend!
But, when the funds aren't there, not much to do.
Thanks for including us so generously in your poll!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 7998

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

I think NAQT is a great organization! They have worked with me on many issues - sometimes we agree; at other times, not! But always with respect and attention -- or so I thought. Having said that: isn't there an inherent vulnerability when tournament packets are used in various parts of the country?...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5641

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

Perhaps the reason why there has been so little posting here, is that it's being done elsewhere. However, whatever outcome emerges from the mess created in Dallas several weeks ago, I think the REAL TOPIC should be to continue having more tournaments in the North Texas area. We have nationally-ranke...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 7998

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

I've been in this storm for weeks now - and I'm sick of the entire thing. I think it's safe to say Cistercian was one of the aggrieved parties in this whole mess, but, HEY, at a certain point, you either move on, and practice more, and get better --- or wallow in a trough of "what-might-have-been's"...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5641

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

We had a great time down in Katy, TX on Dec. 3rd with the Ho Ho Ho NAQT Tournament. I think we finished 10th overall, which is OK, esp. since we didn't have all our "A" players. Went 4-2 in the morning rounds was fine, esp. since one of those losses was to Taylor-Katy, #1 ranking in US, I think. In ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5641

TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

The new season has started off well for Cistercian with the late September tournament @ Greenhill School.
Qualifying 3 teams for NAQT high school nationals was great, but we have a LOT more work to do! :grin:
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES

While we @ Cistercian enter the 'quiet' phase of the QB year, we are full steam ahead with practices, scrimmages, and additional research. This is the first year we're taking THREE teams to NAQT nationals here in Dallas, followed a week later by TWO teams going PACE/Chicago! These are going to be gr...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES

Didn't make the latest Top 200 rankings - Oh, well.
I guess winning two tournaments in Oklahoma for didn't
mean much in the ebb and flow of things, but Cistercian certainly
enjoyed BOTH the competition and the hospitality of our
tournament hosts!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES

Cistercian Prep is glad to have gone to the Cougar Invitational in El Reno, Oklahoma, on the campus of Redlands Community College, because it was there that we were able to qualify THREE teams for NAQT Nationals - the first time in our QB history. This is the first time that Cistercian Prep has had ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES

Cistercian motored up to the Lewis Cup @ Stillwater on September 25-26, 2015 and had a great time playing a diverse set of teams which gave our students from newbie freshmen all the way up to our "A" Nationals team a good chance to see where we stand at the beginning of the 2015-2016 campaign. And w...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

TEXAS -2015 - 2016 - ALL-INCLUSIVE NOTES

With our early August practices, Cistercian is gearing up for another year of great QB action and results. With a tremendous influx of new players from our Freshmen and Sophomore classes, we've got the largest number of student players going back to 1989 when I first started! September will see us c...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat May 16, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

Re: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD

Irving/Grapevine/Dallas Texas was the site for an exciting Middle School NAQT nationals tournament on May 9-10, 2015 While all of the pertinent results may be found on the NAQT website, I just wanted to comment on how much fun Cistercian had at the event. With 2 teams competing all day Saturday, and...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

Re: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD

Cistercian is OFF to Rice U. for REACT on Friday, with the competition running on Saturday. We look forward to a well-run tournament, lots of good competition, and a chance to compete against teams we haven't met during this past school year! Rain or Shine, it's ALL QB, ALL THE TIME! :grin: :grin:
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)
Replies: 7
Views: 3815

Re: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)

With the field now set, CPS is looking forward to Saturday's tournament. Although we might receive the door prize for 'Longest Distance Travelled" for entering the tournament, we look forward to the competition, esp. one that includes teams we've not played against this academic year. We'll win some...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

Re: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD

Thanks for the updates about TEAM TEXAS. Since the late September posting, of course, things continue to remain fluid with a lot of teams, esp. Cistercian. We are continually trying out new and different combinations of students to see where we'll find our most significant strengths. Also, our 'rebu...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)
Replies: 7
Views: 3815

Re: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)

Hey, Amanda,

Today is Dec. 27th, and we're trying to put together a calendar of QB events for January.

Is your tournament on 31 January 2015 still a "GO" at Rice U.?

thanks!

Father Gregory
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 103359

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

I find it a bit mind-boggling that Bethlehem is placed as low as it is. MORLAN QUIT IT WITH YOUR GRUDGE AGAINST BETHLEHEM AND SCHWEERS It seems as though I have stumbled upon a long-simmering issue! Yes, my sabbatical year in London studying History of Art (Art History, in USA) was fantastic, and n...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

TEXAS 2014-15 - A BRAVE NEW QB WORLD

Having been on a year's sabbatical in London studying Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in the University of London and [mostly] through private, directed readings, I have come back to Texas / Cistercian and have been trying to figure out the old saw about 'who's up; who's down; who's ou...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4448

Re: Texas 2012-2013

I hope to be reviving this Texas site in an updated for the 2014-2015 school year -- once I finish my year of studies in the History of Art in London.

Father Gregory Schweers
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu May 30, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58068

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

LASA certainly showed a unique level of play and finesse at NAQT Nationals, esp. with the Moderator miscue at the end! Cistercian loved the last match and the overall finishes of all of the great teams from Texas. Of course, here in Irving our 5th place finish was just wonderful, and our supporters ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC hotel discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

Re: PACE NSC hotel discussion

Well, at this point, my NEW problem is that we were told that the Marriott was within easy walking distance of the competition site. Having NO sense of direction, am I really better off saving some money by moving to a cheaper hotel only to find out that the 'cheaper hotel is actually quite a bit fu...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC hotel discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

PACE NSC hotel discussion

I would hope that whoever at PACE is in charge of the "hotel block" issue and does liaison with the Marriott would solve the matter of the no-longer-existing $99.00 rooms which is mentioned in the PACE web site posting of information here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasum-the-marriott-inn...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6458

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

I/We at Cistercian were there at the very first HSNCT Nationals in 1999 in Norman, Oklahoma, and already I/We have been consigned to the dustbin of history without having made the cut to be mentioned in the history books of Quiz Bowl. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!
I die in unhope.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32275

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

For those interested in the results of the NAQT St. Mark's Tournament run on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Dallas, here is the link: http://www.texasquizbowl.org It was run on IS-124. Cistercian "A" beat LASA "A" in a nail-biter in the varsity division; St. Mark's won the Novice division; Holy Family w...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 17801

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New ranks are up (link in first post), minimum games pushed up to 11 to try to force teams out of the ranked category if they've only played 1 tournament and therefore are not very connected to the rest of the country. (Cistercian, as a heads up, when the minimum was at 10 and I was looking at them...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30237

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

I appreciate the comments of those who feel the need to rectify, in some way or form, omissions like those of Cistercian "A" from some of the balloting. That sense of fairness is something I very much appreciate. Having said that, we at Cistercian are just enjoying the view from (relatively speaking...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32275

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Many thanks for all the work you're doing, Fred. Cistercian "A" - 2nd place, 5th place, 3rd place -- whichever it is isn't really that big a deal. When we all come together at Nationals, things will sort themselves out -- as they always do. Cistercian "B" and Cistercian "C" are also pretty happy to ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30237

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen? While both Cistercian and Bellarmine were shorthanded at times, my guess ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30237

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

My stats have Cistercian at 19-8 for the year, with losses to Norman North B (OK) and Deer Creek A (OK), as well as St. Mark's B and St. Mark's C, pushing them down, despite their wins over LASA. I'm going to go out on a limb here and posit that that was not their actual A team. I was the monk runn...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 11221

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

The TQBA championship (May 3rd, uses Division II ICT, requires qualification) is a distinct event from the NAQT Texas championship (April 6th, uses IS #126, open registration). As far as I am aware, the April 6th event is called the Bluebonnet Bowl in San Antonio and under that heading on the TQBA ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6135

Re: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice)

Sounds like fun, but we still have scheduling issues to work on -- Annual Arts Festival -- BraveArt!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4448

Re: Texas 2012-2013

"the alleged #2 team in the country"??? Oh, please! As far as I am aware, the # 2 team is not "alleged" to be such in any way, shape, or form. But, hey, in the spirit of the season, I, too, can say, Ho, Ho, Ho! PS: When my students finish their college apps, I'm sure they'll be happy to attend more ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4448

Re: Texas 2012-2013

I hope that the latest national rankings help to add even more context to the merit of our collective competitive spirit here in Texas as well as to the relative merit which our own Cistercian "A" team showed. Texas is a great place to play QB, and, of course, we know it's a long way to Atlanta and ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4448

Re: Texas 2012-2013

Hopefully the national posted rankings -- when next they come out -- will reflect these results. I thought the PB numbers looked particularly strong for Cistercian "A" given the field of schools there. Also, our Cistercian "D" team did an amazing job given the fact that they've never played together...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32275

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

How the mighty have fallen.
Lionized as a predicted top 10 for the coming year, we now languish in the ignominy of non-existence.
Sic transit gloria mundi!
We are OK with that -- and having fun.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 47822

Re: 2012 NAC

Someone please photoshop some :chip: Back to the Future parody images. On that last point I do have one question to throw out there: I can't just tell a team "Hey I heard you did great at NAC, but that means nothing, so go play this other tournament!" I don't want to turn any teams away from pyrami...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?
Replies: 26
Views: 12356

Re: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?

The question of being an epistemological "con" in QB is certainly a valid point to ponder. However, as one of those deeply maligned creatures called a 'QB Coach', I look at the question posed in two ways: 1. First and most obvious, QB is a GAME! As such, I don't think anyone involved in the 'game' i...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4448

Re: Texas 2012-2013

End of year ranking for Cistercian "A" was 16th -- oh, well, it is what it is.

However, I think our 2012 - 2013, all-seniors "A" team will do well.

And our "B" team (120th final ranking) next year will show some tremendous improvement,
both in rankings and overall competitive play.
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 85014

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - I'm Free! (Pre-Nats Done)

No comment needed on final rankings -- they are what they are.

Cistercian Prep is looking forward to the coming year 2012 - 2013 - finally, an "A" team with 4 seniors!

Remember the Alamo / Remember Goliad -- indeed!!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 36419

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

Dave Madden once told me that a big advantage for him in spreading history bowl to every corner of the Earth is that he has a ready-made champion in each school: the history teacher. Most people who would become history teachers probably react to learning about history bee and bowl by saying "this ...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5940

Re: NASAT Discussion

I'm sure there must be a posting somewhere about subject distribution in the packets for NASAT, but I just don't recall where to find it.

In particular, I was interested if there were any questions on geography-related topics in NASAT packets.

Thanks!
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 32925

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

After seeing the resutls of the NAQT nationals in Atlanta and PACE Nationals in St. Louis, I would have to say that I found these results fairly predictable. To my mind, one of the problems is the definition of what makes an "All-Star" player, as defined by NASAT. From a quick look at the players ac...
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 32925

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Any blogging or live streaming going on today for NASAT?