The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

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The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:47 am

The DAR High School Quizbowl Team is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Season Opening tournament to be held on August 27th, 2011 starting with registration at 8:30 am CST on the campus of KDS DAR School in Grant, AL. This tournament will be a NAQT national qualifying tournament on an “IS” set that will be named later. If there is enough interest (at least 6 teams), we are planning on having a junior varsity division (10th graders and below). All teams will be playing at least 6 rounds or more during the day and expected finish time will be no later than 5 pm CST unless we have a major problem.
Registration fees will start at 65 dollars and we will give a 5 dollar discount for “WORKING BUZZERS” (max of 2 per school) and 5 dollar discount for experienced staffers (max of 2 per school) and a 5 dollar discount for 2nd or more team from a given school.
We will be serving lunch for a small fee per individual due to the limited choices of fast food in the area. We will attempt to make accommodations for individuals with special dietary needs if prior notification is given.
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Post by Matthew D » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:35 am

I wanted to give an update on the field as of August 2nd

Coming
Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Lincoln County (?)
DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Columbia (2)
Gadsden City (2) varsity JV
Hoover (3)
Expressed Interest

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I really would like to see at least 25 teams at the tournament and if we get at least 6 JV teams we will have a JV division. If you are interested please contact me at dennisme (at) marshallk12.org
Also contact me if you are interested in moderating for the tournament, I provide breakfast and lunch and drinks through out the day.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by quizbowllee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:03 am

I will almost definitely have a team or two there. Go ahead and pencil me in for two varsity and one jv. I'll let you know for sure as soon as possible - probably by the end of next week at the latest.

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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 pm

Sounds good Lee..
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by BlueDevil95 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:01 pm

Norcross was hoping to make the trip over into Alabama, but the set conflicts with our county tournament. No biggie, next year!
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:50 pm

I tried to get something worked out for that one but was unable to
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by quizbowllee » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:13 pm

Columbia will have 2 varsity teams and 1 JV tentatively.

So, yes, I will be back at Columbia.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:17 pm

BlueDevil95 wrote:Norcross was hoping to make the trip over into Alabama, but the set conflicts with our county tournament. No biggie, next year!
Both of these tournaments (this one in late August and Gwinnett County in late September) happen before IS #109 ships (mid-October, first scheduled use at LIFT on 10/22), so there was nothing we could do to avoid this.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by BlueDevil95 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:58 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:
BlueDevil95 wrote:Norcross was hoping to make the trip over into Alabama, but the set conflicts with our county tournament. No biggie, next year!
Both of these tournaments (this one in late August and Gwinnett County in late September) happen before IS #109 ships (mid-October, first scheduled use at LIFT on 10/22), so there was nothing we could do to avoid this.
No problem at all. It just would have been cool to play some new teams and hear an NAQT set before county. Coach Dennis, I'm sure you guys will host a great tournament, and maybe we can attend next year.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:13 pm

We will be hosting another one in Feb and ya'll are more than welcome to come on over then if you can work that one out
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:53 pm

Matt--

Hoover will be there, but #teams will have to wait until we get organized. Two varsity and a JV for sure, maybe two JV.

Glad to see you're back, Lee!
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:24 pm

As with all other Matt Dennis tournaments, I'll be there to read permitting I don't have to work. :smile:
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by jmannor2 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:02 pm

More teams should sign up for this. DAR always hosts a great tournament. I am pretty sure we completed 13 rounds and awards by 5 o'clock one time. Unfortunately, I won't be able to come up and read for this, Mr. Dennis.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:46 pm

Thanks for the bump Joey and I'm sorry you won't be able to make it
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by unleashmayhem » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:01 pm

Could you please post a new field update?
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:07 pm

We will have a separate JV division at the tournament and here is the updated field
We still have room at the tournament and it looks like a pretty good field is shaping up.

Coming
Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Lincoln County (?)
DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Columbia (3) 2 varsity and 1 JV
Gadsden City (2) varsity JV
Hoover (3)
Ezell-Harding (3)

Interested

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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by quizbowllee » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:14 pm

It looks like I'll have one JV and 2 Varsity.
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Kathi Padgett » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:24 pm

Hume-Fogg will be attending, and will be bringing one Varsity and one JV team.

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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Cooper98 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:28 pm

I just gotta know Matt. What are you feeding me?
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:41 pm

Let me ask Susan but I have a feeling breakfast will have sausage balls and think lunch will be pizza
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:31 pm

...People eat things...called sausage balls...
for breakfast?
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:03 pm

Charlie it is like a sausage biscuit but you mix up the sausage with the biscuit mix then spoon them out like "drop" biscuits and let them bake.. pretty awesome stuff
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:49 am

Update on Field

Hume-Fogg (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Lincoln County (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
DAR (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Columbia (2) 1 varsity and 1 JV
Gadsden City (2) varsity JV
Hoover (3) 2 varsity 1 JV
Ezell-Harding (3) 2 varsity 1 JV
JP II Catholic (3) 2 varsity 1 JV
Dade County (1) varsity
Owensboro HS (1) JV

Interested

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Post by jwoolley » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:11 pm

That is Owensboro High School (KY) with 1 JV team. Thanks!
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:29 am

Sorry about that.. too many late nights..
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Post by Great Bustard » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:45 am

How'd this go? Curious to see the first tournament results of the year!
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Re: The DAR High School Southeast Season Opener 8/27/2011

Post by Matthew D » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:07 am

Sorry I was a bit beat this afternoon/evening so is the recap
full stats found
http://darhslab.bravehost.com/DAR11FKO/ ... dings.html
Clarification Gadsden JV was an exhibition team and that is the reason for the difference in number of games
we ended up with 21 teams total

1st Place JPII Catholic HS A from Huntsville
2nd Place Ezell-Harding from Nashville
3rd Place Hume-Fogg A from Nashville

JV division

1st Place Ezell-Harding
2nd Place Hoover JV
3rd Place Hume-Fogg JV

Overall, it seems pretty smooth had a little later start at 9:15 and not 9 am but other than that and one buzzer problem really good to go.
I got positive feedback from everyone I talked to during the day and got some awesome help from
Owen Cooper
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Nathan Eldridge
Taylor Martin
Garrett Gamble
LIz Clark
Shannon Franks
Ashley Starr
Caleb Bray
Josh Rutshkey
Lee Henry
Leah Hitt
Kay Campbell and one of the parent from Lincoln County

I would really love to see more teams come to our next one in February if you can make it
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