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by dwd500
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

What I focus on in reading is establishing a flow - keeping moving from tossups to bonuses without having to shuffle a ton of papers, etc.. That, and eliminating "down time" goes a long way to making a game move quickly. If you have to move papers around or have to uncover your scoresheet, it gives ...
by dwd500
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)

After realizing that 36 teams is a much better schedule than 32, I've moved the cap to there.

And...we're full.

I need to check with some possible other moderators' availability before I expand the cap, but it will most likely happen. Teams that register now will be put on the waitlist.
by dwd500
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)

Field (36/36) Sullivan A Sullivan B Hermann A Hermann B Hallsville A Hallsville B Hallsville C Montgomery Co. Oakville Rolla New Haven A New Haven B Calvary Lutheran A Calvary Lutheran B Palmyra A Palmyra B Eureka Houston A Houston B Orchard Farm A Orchard Farm B Orchard Farm C Arcadia Valley St. J...
by dwd500
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Washington (MO) Scholar Bowl Tourn. 12/1/18 (WHIT IV)

Coaches, I am happy to announce the 4th Annual Washington High School Invitational Tournament (WHIT IV) on December 1st, 2018. It will be held at Washington High School, at 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, MO, 63090. The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. We will be using “Powers,” ...
by dwd500
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

I'm interested and will be there.
by dwd500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3551

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for Well, there's the Gospels - Passions, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis . Really any Canticle - which is by definition a song not from Psalms. Steve Reich changed style by setting one of these texts in uneven meter...
by dwd500
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 25153

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Missouri B should include Ben Husting from Helias.
by dwd500
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Helping A Blooming Quiz Bowler
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: Helping A Blooming Quiz Bowler

That's a fine place to start. Just remember Rule #1 - It has to be fun . That's fun in the sense that watching TV is fun. Not fun in the sense that "you get that feeling of satisfaction after working at a goal" kind of fun. He won't be there, not at that age. As long as he's in the mindset that "lea...
by dwd500
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT vs. NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: HSNCT vs. NSC

NSC (PACE) offers more bang for your buck as far as: 1 - Number of games. You'll play at least 18 matches that count towards your final placement. HSNCT's format guarantees you only 10. 2 - Level of competition. At least one of those games, no matter who you are, will be against somebody in the top ...
by dwd500
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 37714

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Not that it matters much for this, but just to clarify for anyone else wondering - WHIT is Washington High School's tournament, not Washington University. The two schools are about 45 miles apart and are not affiliated with each other, other than regularly providing great staff for each other's tour...
by dwd500
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Bracketing question
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Re: Bracketing question

I came up with something for that, once. I like making sure that the top 2 from each bracket proceed out of prelims, just in case I seeded it all wrong. Prelims: 7 groups of 6. Playoffs: Top 2 of each bracket, plus 2 wild cards (however you determine those) - snake seeded into 4 groups of 4 for roun...
by dwd500
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 12785

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I complained after the first round. Compared to using StatsLive or something like Neg5 (which I still haven't done), digging around in a spreadsheet after trying to read at speed and keep a game from dragging is pretty tough. There were big gaps of time in that game just to accommodate my having to ...
by dwd500
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17

We have hit our initial cap. Our move to the high school building gives us the room to expand if needed, but I'd need to verify on staffing numbers before I go that far. Further signups will go onto the waitlist for the time being.
by dwd500
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17

Teams (48/48) Wellsville-Middletown Central (St. Joseph) Hallsville - 2 Southwestern Piasa (IL) Pilot Grove - 2 Parkway North Hannibal - 2 New Haven - 2 Calvary Lutheran - 2 Holt Parkway South - 2 Clever - 2 Houston Sullivan -2 Orchard Farm - 2 Hermann - 2 Eureka Oakville Tuscumbia Cuba - 2 Rolla F...
by dwd500
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Washington (MO) High Tournament 12/2/17

Coaches, As it's a bit way down this spiel, I'm including another link to the registration form here. I am happy to announce the 3rd Annual Washington High School Invitational Tournament (WHIT III) on December 2nd, 2017. It will be held at Washington High School, at 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, M...
by dwd500
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 3852

Re: New AMSQG announcement

The market for the hazy gap between SCOP, MSNCT and high school regular is pretty full for this season at this point, (WHAQ II, DEFT, SCOP, SOLON, etc.) and that's where this set sounds like it's headed. Guaranteed 1/1 Chemistry and 1/1 Physics doesn't sound at all like a middle school set. NAQT doe...
by dwd500
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 3852

Re: New AMSQG announcement

I'm confused. Is this in addition to, or a replacement of this set?
by dwd500
Fri May 26, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 19798

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

I need a teammate. I'm much better at older stuff than newer. Could use someone who knows newer music/movies/how to keep me from falling asleep at the buzzer at 11pm.
by dwd500
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Outreach for schools that play "bad" formats
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: Outreach for schools that play "bad" formats

I grew up on a pretty bad format: Kentucky's Governor's Cup was all I knew existed back when I graduated in 1996. When I first took on sponsorship of our Middle School team here at Washington (MO) eleven years ago, the only tournament we would enter all year was a middle-of-the-week after-school tou...
by dwd500
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

The bonus with moving screen was in packet 5, bonus 15.
At Washington, it was heard in 21 rooms.
Going 0/10/20/30, it went 7/7/6/1.

The bonus with Martin Sheen was in packet 8, bonus 7.
At Washington, it was heard in all 24 rooms, at 9/6/5/4
by dwd500
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Washington MO High 12/3

Results are here.

Top 12 (should be earning a PACE NSC bid):

1. MICDS
2. Louisiana A
3. Marquette
4. Eureka
5. Rock Bridge A
6. Hallsville
7. Calvary Lutheran A
8. Orchard Farm A
9. Rolla
10. Tuscumbia
11. Parkway South B
12. Webster Groves
by dwd500
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 6859

Re: I Don't Understand

In my experience, the qualities that make a player a good captain and the qualities that make a player a big scorer rarely overlap. A player that can do both is extremely rare. My favorite move is to name quieter players who probably wouldn't get a lot of points per game (if any) as captain. #1 - it...
by dwd500
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Washington MO High 12/3

This tournament has been Platinum Certified by PACE, meaning that the top 25% will qualify for their National Championship in Chicago, June 10-11.
by dwd500
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

David Dennis, whom I work with on a regular basis coaching the Washington High School team, edited all of the science (with a few comments/some oversight by Eric) Bear in mind, my last science class was in 1997. I teach choir. This definitely fell in the "someone's gotta do it, guess it'll have to ...
by dwd500
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Washington MO High 12/3

...and we hit THAT cap in less than 48 hours.

I've gotten some other staff that's told me they can make the date, and I'm pretty sure I've got staff for 48, but I want the chance to sit down and line that out before I commit to opening the field further.
by dwd500
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Washington MO High 12/3

...and we've hit the initial cap in under 24 hours. Bumping that up to 42.
by dwd500
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Washington MO High 12/3

Field (48/48) Wellsville-Middletown Tuscumbia Parkway North Hannibal (2) New Haven (2) Holt Houston Ft. Zumwalt North Parkway Central Clever (2) Calvary Lutheran (2) St. James Hallsville Mexico Webster Groves Northwest Cuba Central (St. Joseph) Parkway South (2) Pleasant Hill (2) O'Fallon Township ...
by dwd500
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington MO High 12/3
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Washington MO High 12/3

Coaches, I am happy to announce the 2nd Annual Washington High School Invitational Tournament (WHIT II) on December 3rd, 2016. It will be held in Washington Middle School, the same building as last year’s event. The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. To encourage players, we will b...
by dwd500
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

the miscellaneous tossups on Woody Guthrie. What all were the clues in this one? We were looking for the lyricist, right? That tossup had the room in knots. I was thinking Guthrie the whole time, but I finally risked the neg on This Land is Your Land because I was pretty sure he had a hand in writi...
by dwd500
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

I was thinking it during the organ section, but recognized the Kyrie. Took a stab at that point because, just..., I had to.

Tell me that tossup ends in the Sanctus...
by dwd500
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

This was just great to play. - I'm not musically educated and don't know why "Kyrie" is a text but "Magnificat" is a genre. The only thing I can really think of is that you almost never see a Kyrie published as a stand-alone work, but you do see several Magnificats done as such. Same for Stabat Mate...
by dwd500
Sun May 29, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 18264

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

We filled it, sorry.
by dwd500
Tue May 24, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 18264

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

The team from "Washington" has two seats open - It's currently myself and Charles Hang.

We'll take anyone with a pulse at this point.

Or not.

Pulse optional.
by dwd500
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying for HS lit in MS
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Re: Studying for HS lit in MS

I also recommend finding the reading lists your local high school provides....Typically these are very "Great Canon" works, and pretty enjoyable Your mileage may vary depending on your district , however. I'm not saying that some of these aren't worthwhile, but as for books that come up , there's s...
by dwd500
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Distance Discounts
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Re: Distance Discounts

2+ hour drives? Let me tell you about the fly-over country. Our tournament that we hosted last year did a really good job of drawing local teams, most were only 30 or so miles away. Our local teams are, with a couple of rare exceptions, awful. On NAQT IS-142, all 24 teams combined averaged less then...
by dwd500
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Homeschool (middleschool grades) quizbowl teams in Oklahoma?
Replies: 11
Views: 3874

Re: Homeschool (middleschool grades) quizbowl teams in Oklah

I had a homeschooled student who would come to our building only for my Select Choir class. She only moved to homeschooling around April, however. I technically had to clear her for our festival performance (I have to deal with MSHSAA in music as well :roll: ) but she was actually a full student at ...
by dwd500
Sat May 23, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT
Replies: 25
Views: 11099

Re: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT

The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:Also, the robot should sign up for a consolation mini-tournament.
"QANTA would like to fit in one more game before flight leaves."
by dwd500
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 33219

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

Like I said, I don't know what my schedule at PACE will be like, but I'm driving in with Jacob O'Rourke and we've got plenty of room in the SUV for buzzers. I'll bring what all I think will work. If I'm free, I'll read. I am staffing at HSNCT, but I'm in Jeff Hill's car and I don't think 5-6 boxes o...
by dwd500
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 33219

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

Washington has roughly 4-5 sets of buzzers that can be coaxed into working for a few rounds at a time. I don't know much about my personal schedule at the event, but I can most likely staff - you don't want me on your team if it's a science packet.
by dwd500
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Improving a Team (For Coaches)
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

Re: Improving a Team (For Coaches)

It really depends. What do you need these Freshmen to be? Do they need to be contributors to your top group, or do they need to be support for a B or C team? Middle Schoolers (and even slightly older/younger) just want to be good . They need to feel some level of accomplishment in something. The fac...
by dwd500
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V
Replies: 7
Views: 3879

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V

Not sure how else to reach you - your user name is not a valid email, and I've tried to leave a pm.

Washington HS would like to register two teams.

Could you also post something on moquizbowl.com? That board has a lot more traffic from coaches in the state than this one.
by dwd500
Mon May 12, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 29661

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

They wrote 4 regular sets this year, (MS 07-10) another sign of the growth of MS Quiz Bowl. Just at first glance/gut feeling, tossups were fine. Science was a little harder than last year. History level was about the same as last year. I'm worried about literature. It seemed in all of our games that...
by dwd500
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tracking Second and Third Place in the Buzzer Race
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Tracking Second and Third Place in the Buzzer Race

My understanding of this type of system is that it's used by a few bible quiz circuits.
by dwd500
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 2935

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I wasn't aware the fixed do = do on C Yeah, it's a neat system if you can get your ear wrapped around it. C is Do, so if you're in the key of F, you're in Fa Major, the scale goes Fa, So, La, Te , Do, Re, Mi, Fa. If you're in G, that's So major, and the scale is So, La, Ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fi , So. It'...
by dwd500
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 2935

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

a band teacher who showed up to play who is a local middle school coach normally Yeah, that was me. I had a lot of fun with this. The TU on the note G was the only one that didn't have me with 2 or 3 possible answers rolling around in my head after a while. Fixed Do = Do on C = Sol on G. I teach mo...
by dwd500
Sat May 04, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Coaching a New Middle School team?
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: Coaching a New Middle School team?

By the looks of the results from the MSNCT, your team seems to have a fairly good grasp on a lot of game play as it is. As you were the majority of your team's points, I think what you're driving at in your question is how to keep things going there as you move on, so I'll speak to retaining and rec...
by dwd500
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Barrington Station!
Replies: 31
Views: 9173

Re: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Barrington Station!

According to the parents in the room (I was with my A team), Washington B had an issue with a coach more than a moderator. One of my players started an incorrect response, paused mid-word, and then said the correct answer. The moderator accepted it. The coach started to argue, and at one point was t...
by dwd500
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzers
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Re: Buzzers

Andersons are ... easy to setup, I'll second that. We got a set (tabletop) this last summer, and added a 2nd later on. As we expanded our team size and needed to practice in more than one room, it was very important that the buzzers be something that 7th graders could set up without setting the bui...
by dwd500
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST IV @ Washington Middle School, Washington, MO March 23
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: CMST IV @ Washington Middle School, Washington, MO March 23

Teams were put in 2 pools of 6, and were then seeded into 3 groups of 4. The top group saw Washington B beat Washington A 320-200 for what amounted to the final. Washington C beat Sullivan for 3rd place.

Full stats are here
by dwd500
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An observation about coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: An observation about coaches

I've yet to see another coach in my area, ever.