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by naesorman555
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

national rankings are out again. Hoover is #36, James Clemens #59. I might've missed someone scanning through the list, but I think those were to only 2 Alabama teams. Barring some upsets, I think those 2 will face off for the state title in April. I believe both teams could make the playoffs at naq...
by naesorman555
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Stats are up for LAMP. I didn't get to see any varsity teams as I was with our JV. I'm not really surprised by anything from looking at the stats except for sylacauga's success with only 3 people.
by naesorman555
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

This weekend's tournament at West Point was very good. We didn't have any major problems and finished early. I think our varsity team had a tough time this weekend and didn't play to their full potential. Although we finished second without one of our best players (Rishik Hombal) we left a lot of po...
by naesorman555
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 28686

Re: Alabama 2015-16

Congrats to all the Alabama teams on their performances at nationals, especially Spain Park for being the first bama team to make the playoffs in a while. Both Hoover teams went 5-5 again (this is like the 5th year in a row that our A team has gone .500 and this is the 3rd time we've had 2 teams go ...
by naesorman555
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 27
Views: 17868

Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

This was my 6th HSNCT as a player/coach and I can happily say that this was the most efficient and pleasurable one I've attended. We didn't have to wait long between matches like sometimes in the past and I thought the hotel layout was great. Sometimes in Atlanta and Chicago it felt like we walked a...
by naesorman555
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 28686

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I have now had multiple players ask about having a NASAT team from Alabama this year. The tourney is at UKentucky, which isn't that bad a drive, really, and it is really time we consider making this happen. Lee Henry and I have dIscussed this in the past, and I think that between the two of us we w...
by naesorman555
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 28686

Re: Alabama 2015-16

I get that your sponsor is upset about there being tournaments on days of testing, but between the SAT and ACT roughly two weekends a month are already scheduled for tests. It's hard enough trying to find locations and enough people to run decent tournaments for state, and sometimes the only availab...
by naesorman555
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 28686

Re: Alabama 2015-16

It is essentially a national All-star quizbowl tournament. Each team is composed of players from one state
by naesorman555
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I know these teams are planning on going to nationals: Springwood, LAMP, Huntsville, West Point, Cordova, and Hoover (two teams). Did I leave anybody out or is anybody else hoping to get in on standby? From what I've seen from them this year, I really think Hoover, Springwood, and West Point could h...
by naesorman555
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

Stats for the state tournament on the ASCA page. There was a lot of parity this year; I wouldn't have thought the playoffs would have turned out the way they did. Congrats to all of the state qualifiers, playoff teams, and the Final Four. This year was really special for us
by naesorman555
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

Thanks, I accidentally looked at the middle school info
by naesorman555
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Improving a Team (For Coaches)
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

Re: Improving a Team (For Coaches)

I was wondering if anyone advice for transitioning middle school players into the high school quiz bowl. I'll have a couple of pretty good middle schoolers moving into 9th grade next year, but I'm a little unsure about how much to throw at them when the new year starts. I don't want to discourage th...
by naesorman555
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

SCOP MS 5 was used at the tournament; it's difficulty was somewhere between an A and standard IS set. ASCA rules were used but the high school teams did not do worksheets.
by naesorman555
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 13315

Re: What defines a team captain?

In our program the captain always had a skull insignia on their uniform (we're the buccaneers). I spent most of my freshman year as captain of our JV B team, but right at the end of the year our coach made another player captain. I didn't get the insignia on my uniform (no one did in my year) I took...
by naesorman555
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I thought the Gadsden tournament this past weekend was run really well; the readers were pretty competent and we got out at a very reasonable time. I didn't get a chance to see any varsity matches as I followed the JV all day. One of our JV teams played horribly after lunch and complained a little a...
by naesorman555
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Improving a Team (For Coaches)
Replies: 9
Views: 4695

Re: Improving a Team (For Coaches)

Thanks for this awesome guide. I played quiz bowl in high school, and while I'm in college I'm coaching the JV teams. I think our coach does a great job of mixing in fun when he can (ex. wearing bowling shirts or football jerseys as team uniforms, creative pool names at tournaments, and proper amoun...
by naesorman555
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

To facilitate the tryout process, maybe each team or school could be limited to sending one player for try outs. I do agree with Lee that no player should be prevented from trying out by financial situations. My concern with the all star teams would be finding an ideal composition of players. A good...
by naesorman555
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

Over the past few weeks there have been some interesting results. Nobody has really separated themselves at the top, but Spain Park is playing the most consistently with great performances at CCA and LAMP. I know Gadsden and Hoover had some incomplete teams at those tournaments but Spain Park, West ...
by naesorman555
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 208
Views: 112722

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Not sure if anybody's mentioned it yet, but An Incomplete Education is great. Covering art, lit, history, mythology, philosophy, Econ, just about every topic is at least highlighted. Book's also pretty witty too
by naesorman555
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 21441

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I do wish that the folks at Alabama would have been explicit as to what constitutes a "JV" team. Apparently Indian Springs had some upper-classmen on the JV team, including at least one senior. I'm not disparaging ISS, as I learned that they were forthcoming about this and were allowed to play thei...
by naesorman555
Thu May 29, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT 2010 Difficulty - Is my team crazy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: HSNCT 2010 Difficulty - Is my team crazy?

We had similar numbers pairing our A and B teams against each other on timed rounds, we usually got through 18-20 questions
by naesorman555
Fri May 16, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 9402

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

i usually use quizbowl for informal things and talking to other quizbowlers and quiz bowl for formal stuff and people not familiar with it, not really sure why
by naesorman555
Tue May 06, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 10227

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Congrats to West Point for their performance at small school nationals. What was the question set like?
by naesorman555
Tue May 06, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: Congratulations Hallsville!
Replies: 46
Views: 14986

Re: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: Congratulations Hallsville!

Will questions be made available to those that did not attend?
by naesorman555
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 10227

Re: Alabama 2013-14

Both systems have pros and cons. The best way to fix any problems is what you said, just go out there and win
by naesorman555
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2013-14
Replies: 67
Views: 10227

Re: Alabama 2013-14

I noticed that rule but it never really affected us because we were usually undefeated and had the highest ppg. This sounds like a good change, but win/loss record has its disadvantages too. A high overall PPG shows that a team is consistent and scored high in every game. A undefeated record is good...