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by ScottF
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 25191

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17

AKKOLADE wrote:This is a preliminary announcement that International Quiz Bowl Tournaments will be hosting the National All-Star Academic Tournament on the campus of the University of Kentucky on June 16 and June 17.
Any guesses as to when registration will start?
by ScottF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NGIT I @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/24/2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: NGIT I @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/24/20

hummus wrote:5 man teams are allowed, but no substitutions during the round.
Thanks .
FYI- I sent NHS's registration last week
by ScottF
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: GA Championships 3/3 in Newnan, GA
Replies: 0
Views: 892

GA Championships 3/3 in Newnan, GA

The NHBB Regional in Georgia will be held March 3, 2018 at Newnan HS, hosted by John Garner and Scott Fowler. We have plenty of readers and buzzers and expect to have the whole day wrapped up by 5:00pm. High school, JV, and middle schools are welcome. Click to register: http://www.historybowl.com/re...
by ScottF
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NGIT I @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/24/2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: NGIT I @ North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA 2/24/20

Preston,
4 or 5 players at a time? subs?
by ScottF
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATTACK VI (2/4/17) @ Centennial HS (Roswell, GA)
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: ATTACK VI (2/4/17) @ Centennial HS (Roswell, GA)

Great field for this one- several top 30 teams from the southeast: Westminster, Northview, Dorman, Woodford, Springwood
by ScottF
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 40877

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Four of the top 15 on the list competed in Glasgow over the weekend:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _16_final/

Dorman beat both DCC and Battle Ground in the re-bracketed top round robin.
Dunbar was 6th.
by ScottF
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Easily portable buzzer systems fading away?
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Easily portable buzzer systems fading away?

I hosted 3 MS tournaments last year and only had an issue at our biggest one, 66 teams. I think one answer is raising entry fees and corresponding buzzer discounts. Buzzer systems should pay for themselves over two years (especially with the bonuses some national events give), and actually save mone...
by ScottF
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on IHO 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

Re: Thoughts on IHO 2016

From a moderator standpoint it was a little better because we had more staff and more time off. There were some of the same issues with timing, overlapping events, and questions, but it didn't affect the players as much.
Which events did you guys especially like / dislike?
by ScottF
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 38881

Re: Illinois '16-'17

randomguy1997 wrote:Jakob Myers discovers the existence of the forums and starts being active.
good summer for him: first at NASAT and led Ill to the most golds at the international Olympiad (playing as a team of one)
by ScottF
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tryouts?
Replies: 5
Views: 3808

Re: Tryouts?

My middle school has 125+ kids try out every year. We start by letting everyone know when the tryout is (a couple weeks notice) and what they should study. For the tryout we have a 40 question powerpoint, with about 10-12 seconds per slide. It doesn't emulate quiz bowl exactly, but it does require s...
by ScottF
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Over-Buzzing Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 7280

Re: Over-Buzzing Problem

For the past two years I've had a player who averaged 2+ negs per round. That's potentially a 190 point swing just from one player. Coincidentally he was also one of our top two players this year. This might be oversimplifying, but at the last warm-up tournament of the year and at nationals I didn't...
by ScottF
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 4838

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

NAQT sets are usually in very high demand in Georgia as well. For years I have wondered about smaller sets from NAQT, as 95% of the tournaments here (and there were probably 25) do not use timed rounds, and at most run 20 Q's per round. Most use only16 or 18 per round, meaning 20% of the packet is s...
by ScottF
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 5831

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

I think Joelle is looking for good moderators. . The larger point, though, wherever you're finding your inexperienced staff, is that you need to take the time to train them - explain not just the rules but how to keep a game moving, how to read a schedule and a scoresheet, and, in cases where this ...
by ScottF
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 29222

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Two immediate things: Content repetition. I'll hold off discussing the actual answerlines until that gets cleared, but there were clear instances in the bowl of the same answer appearing two, and possibly three, times. If the eligible pool of answers is "anything that has happened in the past", as ...
by ScottF
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14

We are full! 42 teams registered as of 1/24: Path Academy 2 Webb Bridge 2 Chamblee 2 Jefferson 1 Lakeside 1 Holcomb Bridge 1 Paideia 3 West Jackson 2 Five Forks 2 Westminster 2 Trickum 2 North Gwinnett 2 Taylor 1 Lovett 2 Wesleyan 1 Renfroe 2 Sandy Springs 2 Henderson 2 KIPP 1 Riverwatch 2 Lost Moun...
by ScottF
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: MS Jag Bowl Jan 18, 2014 (Athens GA)
Replies: 12
Views: 3632

Re: MS Jag Bowl Jan 18, 2014 (Athens GA)

RR:
River Trail is bringing 15 players. If you find yourself last-minute with an odd number of teams and want to avoid a bye rounds, let me know and I can get a few more kids and form a third team.
by ScottF
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14

1/11 Update:
We are up to 29 teams confirmed, and have commitments from 7 others.

Paid:
Path Academy 2
Webb Bridge 2
Chamblee 2
Jefferson 1
Lakeside 1
Holcomb Bridge 1
Paideia 3
West Jackson 2
Five Forks 2
Westminster 2
Trickum 2
North Gwinnett 2
Taylor 1
Lovett 2
Wesleyan 1
Renfroe 2
Sandy Springs 1
by ScottF
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14

Yes, we will be using an edited version of the high school set 127A.
We are using 16 questions per round, selecting the 16 that are the most appropriate for middle school.


Teams signed up so far:
Chamblee 2
Holcomb 1
Lakeside 1
Webb Bridge 2
Path Academy 2
Jefferson 1
by ScottF
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Middle School Tournament- Alpharetta, GA 2/22/14

Wolf War I at River Trail Middle School February 22, 2014 This is an NAQT event with a cap of 42 teams. Seven teams will qualify for the MSNCT in Atlanta. Two teams max per school, $70 per team (buzzer and reader discounts available) Contact Scott Fowler at fowlersa@fultonschools.org for registrati...