scottsmith81 wrote:Dang, the new Ole Miss team beat us to the punch, lol.
I recently started a new quiz bowl team at LSU. I'll be at law school there for the next three years. I started coaching a high school team in little New Roads, Louisiana: Catholic High of Pointe Coupee. Hopefully, I'll be able to coach this high school team for the long haul.
I played on the Texas A&M QB team 2001-2005ish under the tutelage of the gentle giant Chris Romero, and on Edmond Memorial High School's team before that. I've been writing for NAQT for several years, and more recently for Questions Unlimited, helping write pyramidal-style questions.
Our team is composed of me, some younger undergraduates, and a few law school buddies that are trying to avoid studying. I don't know if I'm the right material for a team anchor (God help us!), but hopefully we'll be able to put together a decent team. Wish us luck!
We'll be hosting a college tournament October 30 and a high school tournament January 15 both at the LSU Law Center. I'll be announcing these in separate posts. The Alabama team is helping us put on the Oct 30 tournament, and I'd REALLY love to see Ole Miss, Tulane, UL, and all our locals there. Consider this a warm invitation!!
Looking forward to the competition! Thanks for reading.
There are teams who participated in the Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council (LCHC) quiz bowl event a few months ago, and they may be interested in participating in your tournament. I don't believe they are familiar with the mainstream collegiate circuit, so this tournament may be an opportunity for more Louisiana teams to get involved with quiz bowl. Besides ULL (for whom I assume you have contact), other teams in this event were UNO, ULM, Southern-Baton Rouge, and Delgado CC.
I don't have contact info for these teams, but they are affiliated with their schools' respective honors programs. You may want to contact Jake Sundberg at Alabama to see if he has insight into getting contact info for them (because he attended this event).
I know that Southern is a fervent participant in the Honda Campus All Star Challenge, so they would likely be interested in attending your event if their team has been assembled. If you'd like, I can also make calls to see if we can get contacts for some of these Louisiana schools.