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by bretthogan43
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 10013

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

I'd like to wish the best of luck to West Point and Good Hope as they represent the great state of Alabama (and Cullman county!) at SSNCT this weekend. Go warriors and raiders.
by bretthogan43
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 7662

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I predict West Point with a top 10 finish.
by bretthogan43
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 Delta Burke Questions Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Delta Burke Questions Discussion

To the guy that wrote the "Trump handshake" question- I wasn't really clear on what that question was asking for. The same thing was true for the TU on "crime" in the first round. Also, my teammates voiced concerns about the TU length being overly long for a community college field. Other than that,...
by bretthogan43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 10013

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

I'm bored again so I'm going to do another ranking of Alabama high school teams. Maybe it's accurate, maybe it's not. I still consider it fun either way so here ya go. 1) Hoover (Previous: #2 Hogan, #1 Henry)- Undeniably Alabama's top dogs, leaving everybody else in the dust. Their top 4 finish at f...
by bretthogan43
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: Fundraising

You could try reaching out to nearby businesses; usually they're happy to support. GoFundMe pages are an option but the likelihood you'd get any yield from that is slim to none. In high school I got monetary help from a lot of my family members but for the most part my team was funded based on how I...
by bretthogan43
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Alabama Quiz Bowl Team
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: New Alabama Quiz Bowl Team

Andrew, It is probably your best bet to refer to the NAQT Alabama schedule here: https://www.naqt.com/schedule.jsp?hs=true&one-day=true&extended=true&state=AL&distance=100&postal_code= . There is also one located at the top of the Alabama thread of the National Comparisons which also may be helpful ...
by bretthogan43
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl

I once got so angry that I stormed out of the room after the opposing team got the tiebreaker tossup, this coming after me tying the game on the last question and getting 20 (I think) on the bonus. What stung even worse was that this was the third time we'd played this particular team that year and ...
by bretthogan43
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 10013

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Just finished my HSQB preseason poll so I figured I would rank my top 10 Alabama teams as well. Enjoy. 1) James Clemens - Coming off a win at ASCA state and probably one of the deepest runs ever made by an Alabama team at HSNCT, Sharath heads into his senior year with some competent backup rising th...
by bretthogan43
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz bowl scholarships
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: Quiz bowl scholarships

Most all community colleges in the state of Alabama offer scholarships for quizbowl.
by bretthogan43
Sun May 14, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Thanks once again to Mr Henry for hosting another awesome tournament at West Point this weekend, my team had a blast competing. Best of luck to everyone competing at nats in a couple of weeks. I think Alabama teams have enjoyed another highly successful season to say the least.
by bretthogan43
Thu May 04, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 25857

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

Back on the 4th of March of this year, a bunch of hicks from Fairview kept pace with Alabama "Small School" state champs East Lawrence and eventually beat them on the last tossup. Might not mean much to anyone else but I think it qualifies as an "upset" and deserves a mention.
by bretthogan43
Mon May 01, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I know this has only been said about a hundred times, but I'd like to reiterate it on the forum- I'd like to extend congratulations to not only West Point for a great finish at SSNCT this weekend (8TH!!!), but also to East Lawrence, Good Hope, Ashville, and any other Alabama teams I am missing for b...
by bretthogan43
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Are there any concrete details regarding NASAT tryouts?
by bretthogan43
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 13978

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

Due to scholarship offers, I can definitely say that I will be taking my talents to Wallace State Community College in scenic Hanceville, Alabama where I intend to play on the quizbowl team.
by bretthogan43
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

We had a great tournament, as always, at CCA yesterday. Thanks to the Sheldons once again for putting it all on. There weren't a whole lot of teams there but it was good practice for ASCA State for Fairview and Russellville. Top teams were: 1. Itawamba (6-1, lost to Fairview) 2. Russellville (6-1, l...
by bretthogan43
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

jjjjjared wrote:So, how about tryouts for NASAT?
I have been wondering myself. I think we can all say that there is plenty of interest in Alabama for forming a team. Hope to hear details soon.
by bretthogan43
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I agree with Sharath; West Point deserves to be much higher up there. From experience playing them, they are extremely well-balanced in various subject areas and they even broke the ASCA record for points scored in a single game this year. EDIT: We at Fairview were extremely excited to even make it ...
by bretthogan43
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

At the West Point/Cullman site: West Point cleared the field in pool A going 5-0 and the runner-up was Russellville at 4-1. Arab mopped the floor with Pool B at 5-0. Fairview finished as the runners-up at 3-2 with a last-question upset of East Lawrence. Both teams had a record of 3-2 (Fairview had a...
by bretthogan43
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

I feel your pain. I have to do every bit of the fundraising for our team. My best advice to you would be to try and extort money from your grandparents or other people close to you that will blindly give you money if you can give them a good enough reason. That's how my team has a lot of its money. ...
by bretthogan43
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXIV Mirror Requests
Replies: 9
Views: 6157

Re: GSAC XXIV Mirror Requests

Add me to that list of requests.
by bretthogan43
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog
Replies: 19
Views: 5262

Re: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog

Another obvious one, but maybe somebody could start a brand new blog series?
by bretthogan43
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Would anybody be interested in a tournament at Fairview on April 8? Now I get that it's THE DAY AFTER ASCA State but that was the only date that didn't have a major conflict with AP Study Sessions or the Alabama state quizbowl calendar. I can't confidently say that this is happening but there is a m...
by bretthogan43
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I can confirm that the idea of hosting a tournament was shot down by Fairview's coach. It looks that if someone our area won't take it, then the idea for an Alabama Prison Bowl mirror is dead in the water (sorry, Luke).
by bretthogan43
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a Team at Univ. North Alabama
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

Starting a Team at Univ. North Alabama

Hello all, I have a very good friend and teammate that will be attending of the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama in the fall and he is hoping to start a quizbowl team there. I agreed to put out a feeler for him on the HSQB forums looking for any Shoals area/NW Mississippi/South Tenne...
by bretthogan43
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I have also been asked to gauge interest for an Alabama mirror of Prison Bowl. I think it would be really cool to see it run in our state. However, my school would not be the best place to do it. At all. I hope we can get somebody to take it.
by bretthogan43
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Many thanks to Dr Dean and all at Buckhorn for a very well-run tournament on Saturday. Now- ASCA regionals are in just under two weeks. Best of luck to all competing.
by bretthogan43
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Quick results from the Wallace-Hanceville district: Moving on from Pool A: 1. West Point 2. Ellkmont 3. Good Hope Moving on from Pool B: 1. Arab 2. Fairview 3. St. Bernard Notes: West Point once again dominates, breaking the state record for points scored in a game with 660 of a possible 700. Arab i...
by bretthogan43
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 12458

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

I am resurrecting this thread because I would like to know if there are any recommendations for songs to listen to before a match. I usually jam a bunch of dragon-slaying power metal like Manowar, DragonForce, etc, with some Eminem and Wiz Khalifa thrown in for good measure. I am open to any suggest...
by bretthogan43
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

ASCA districts are one week away now... do we have any predictions? I won't make any predictions because I'm not necessarily in the position to do so. However, a few questions are looming... Will there be any major upsets? Will Huntsville or Grissom do very well considering neither of them have play...
by bretthogan43
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

The tournament at CCA has been postponed to April 1. Only 4 of the original 23 teams had expressed interest for this Saturday.
by bretthogan43
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I want to extend the greatest of thanks to Chandler, Hulsey, and the entire Good Hope crew for putting on such a well-run tournament today. Everything ran smoothly and my team was able to get in nine rounds well before 3. The adrenaline-pumping final between James Clemens and Hoover to me showed how...
by bretthogan43
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neg Control
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: Neg Control

My advice to you (and your team) is to wait until you hear a term or phrase in the question that you can closely associate with what you think the answer might be. If you can at least make a highly educated and accurate guess, then don't fault yourself too much for negging something. It's always an ...
by bretthogan43
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Any word from JV/SS regionals?
by bretthogan43
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17

This is a very talented field. I look forward to playing against some very competitive opposition.
by bretthogan43
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 23047

Re: Midseason Poll

I would be interested in a players' poll as well.
by bretthogan43
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Did the Covenant Christian tournament happen, or was it a victim of "snowmageddon"?
by bretthogan43
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 8322

Re: Quizbowl?

1. What keeps you doing quizbowl? Rather, what keeps you going, even in the face, say, getting slaughtered in a game? For me, it's that in quizbowl I am a team leader, someone that people are looking to to guide the team through adversity faced in our competition, a role I have nowhere else in life...
by bretthogan43
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-1/21/17

Will this be power-matching or round robin format?
by bretthogan43
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Speaking of Spring tournaments... Good Hope is still hoping to run a tournament again this year in the early Spring, and I've agreed to help organize/run it. Do the players/coaches who frequent this board have a personal preference in Spring dates? February 4th is probably a no-go for me since that...
by bretthogan43
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Hey, umm. There was a tournament in Enterprise and the stats are on NAQT's website if anyone cares? https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7410&playoffs=true It looks as if Venu Reddy is a force to be reckoned with if he's averaging over 140 PP20TUH, and he along with James C...
by bretthogan43
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Note Taking
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

On Note Taking

I couldn't find anywhere else in this forum that note taking is discussed in depth, so I'll start with this. I keep a notebook right by my side whenever I'm doing anything quizbowl related, including taking notes while packet reading as well as during practices and matches and then pore over my note...
by bretthogan43
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 6859

Re: I Don't Understand

As a team captain I can tell you this- To me it makes me feel much better when each player on my team answers a tossup/tossups and the team collectively bands together to defeat an opponent rather than when I wind up running up the score and beating somebody on my own. Collectively supporting your t...
by bretthogan43
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 5654

Re: How to attract new members

I don't know what the deal is, but freshmen show up by the droves to our high school's practices every year. This wasn't the case my own freshman year; I was the only freshman on a senior-laden squad. Our school does have somewhat of a middle-to-high school pipeline, though our middle school team ju...
by bretthogan43
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Re: Fundraising

My team has tried a GoFundMe campaign before; it didn't necessarily turn out all that well but I think success depends on how much local support there is for your school. I even put up flyers begging for donations at every store within a 25-mile radius but after a week or two they had all been taken...
by bretthogan43
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS161A)
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Dec. 10 -5th Annual West Point Winter Invitational (IS16

Mark Fairview down for one team, please. Also, if possible, could we get a field update?
by bretthogan43
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27275

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I figured that since this thread hasn't been posted in in over two months, I'd give it a bump because I'd honestly hate to see it stagnate. However, I think there are a few dates that should be added to the calendar at the top of the thread: December 10 (Sat): West Point Invitational (Cullman) [IS-1...
by bretthogan43
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Looking to start playing "Good Quizbowl"
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Re: Looking to start playing "Good Quizbowl"

I'm assuming you're the team coach, so correct me if I'm wrong. But to throw in my tidbit of advice, just be as into the game as your players are. Get excited about it. That helps more than anything. If you can get them going to a decent amount of tournaments, then that experience adds up- and in a ...
by bretthogan43
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Questions Galore Bought by Avery
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: Questions Galore Bought by Avery

The low-level circuit (or as it is more commonly known, "county championship") that my high school competes in has ran off of Questions Galore sets for decades, and every year I for the most feel that the questions are much easier than they should be. Maybe by the time our tournament rolls around in...
by bretthogan43
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

Re: Coach issues

I totally understand where you're coming from. Having a crappy/undedicated advisor really sucks if you want to be good in quizbowl. If I can offer you any relevant advice it would be to try and talk to some decent coaches and players on better teams in your area and try to pick their brains a little...