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Kevin wrote:Does Byrd do LAAC? Apparently the LAAC state championship is scheduled for the 31st, possibly eliminating yet another date for Tulane's tournament.
Kevin wrote:I received an e-mail from Lafayette HS saying that they were looking to host a tournament (using NAQT IS questions) and were planning on a March 10th. But then I received another e-mail from them saying that LAAC regionals were that day.
Also, if it's like it was back when I was in high school, LAAC has 4 divisions and each division has 4 districts, so a total of 32 teams compete. That's a pretty significant number.
February 18th is a no-go because that's the weekend of Mardi Gras.
Mnemosyne wrote:Which brings me to a bigger point: I'll be going to La Tech next year and hopefully starting a team. If we could have a active programs at Tulane/LSU/Tech at the same time I think we should try and get 20/20 Quiz Bowl more exposure, push it harder, etc. I cannot stand the randomness of LAAC tournaments. Not the format, but the question sets all have completely different styles and distributions in every tournament and it's generally awful in so many ways.
Mnemosyne wrote:On that note, we could probably get two Byrd teams to go to a summer tournament.
Mnemosyne wrote:Which brings me to a bigger point: I'll be going to La Tech next year and hopefully starting a team.
mhayes wrote:On a somewhat related note, what high school teams are considered the "power houses" in Louisiana today? When I played, it was Jesuit and Caddo.
Maybe you could get them to come to WRK on 9/15? I know it's a six-hour drive to Tuscaloosa but they can get exposure to some of teams from the MS/AL region. We haven't posted an announcement yet, it's kind of early for that, but I am TDing most if not all of our events this year, so tournaments should be well run and enjoyable.
Mnemosyne wrote: Then there's the rising power of things like this: http://www.alexandriabowl.org/ and I'm a little worried about people taking to a different kind of quiz bowl.
Matt Weiner wrote:Mnemosyne wrote: Then there's the rising power of things like this: http://www.alexandriabowl.org/ and I'm a little worried about people taking to a different kind of quiz bowl.
I couldn't find any info on their extensive website about the game format or question source/style. I'm not expecting anything good, but what can you tell us about this?
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