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by osbornrj
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

I realize this is not an NAQT tournament, but NAQT does offer some good advice on their website with regard to online tournaments: https://www.naqt.com/online/essentials.jsp See the "Duration" section.
by osbornrj
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

Please consider only using tossups. On average, middle school students typically need to hear a larger fraction of a question that's written for high school level difficulty before they might know the answer. The tossups themselves tend to be longer as well. With bonus questions that are significant...
by osbornrj
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

What time do you expect the tournament to end?
by osbornrj
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR

Thank you again for offering the tournament and for posting the stats this morning. You had some excellent readers and staff. Mike Laudermith, in particular, is an outstanding reader and very engaging and professional in how he manages his sessions. Your explanation of how events transpired and caus...
by osbornrj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR

In hindsight, it seems like only tossups should have been used. We'll be hesitant to sign up for any future middle school tournaments that use high school level sets AND include bonuses. If the set were a middle school set, I don't think it would have been an issue. However, with it being high schoo...
by osbornrj
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Eshan can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the key here is the set Sparkman High School is writing is middle school level difficulty. The link the previous poster (Karan) shared was complaining about too many sets that are high school level difficulty. Are there too many middle school difficulty...
by osbornrj
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Thought I'd go ahead and initiate a new thread for the 2020-2021 Alabama quiz bowl season. To kick things off, I'm hoping more Alabama middle school teams will sign up for this online tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 22: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=24302 So far, the Ala...
by osbornrj
Sun May 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7591

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

Are there any plans to post the packets for this set?
by osbornrj
Wed May 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors
Replies: 5
Views: 4622

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors

Yes, please let us know if this question set might be used in an online middle school tournament.