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by J C Bennett
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 67129

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Sandy: thanks for the classy post. Let's move forward.
Nick: The Board discussed this at its retreat Monday. Odds are very good JV Challenge will have a state-level second competition. Probably not this year, but almost certainly next. You're right there definitely is a gap in the market.
by J C Bennett
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 67129

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Thanks Greg. The writing guidelines we developed over the winter address these very issues.
by J C Bennett
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 67129

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Everything hinges on having writers who either (a) know our format and understand the concept of multiple clues in descending order of difficulty or (b) know the concept of multiple clues in descending order of difficulty and can follow the format instructions we provide.
by J C Bennett
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 67129

Re: Kentucky 09-10

According to some of the staff at KAAC, Quick Recall will NOT become pyramidal. Hey folks. To clear up any uncertainty, I'd like to make it clear that KAAC recognizes the value of multiple clues in descending order of difficulty. I'll avoid using the P-word, and another debate, out of deference to ...
by J C Bennett
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Question Writing Seminar - Lexington KY June 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Announcement: Question Writing Seminar - Lexington KY June 6

Dr. Chuck and Jessie Bykowski from PACE are conducting a one-day question writing seminar, co-sponsored by KAAC. Friday, June 6 9:30 AM to 3 PM Holiday Inn-North, Lexington KY (Newtown Pike and I-64) As of Wed. morning we have a couple open seats. They can be filled by anyone--in-state or out-of-sta...
by J C Bennett
Fri May 16, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9955

Re: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2008 (8/1 to 8/3)

Me - I'd need to have a number about a week ahead of time. My contact info. is my email sig.
by J C Bennett
Thu May 15, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9955

Re: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2008 (8/1 to 8/3)

Great--if PACE wants to put out a general announcement, that's fine with us. Like I said, I'd just need a head count.
by J C Bennett
Thu May 15, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9955

Re: Call for workshop proposals: Bootcamp 2008 (8/1 to 8/3)

David,

Friday June 6, 9:30 AM, at the Holiday Inn-North in Lexington.

I meant to tell Dr. Chuck this: we'd more than welcome folks from other states, but they'd need to give us advance notice so we could get a lunch count.
by J C Bennett
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '07-'08
Replies: 184
Views: 51283

Re: Kentucky '07-'08

Finally got them from the photographer - they are at http://www.pixagogo.com/8862184233
by J C Bennett
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Team Rosters
Replies: 43
Views: 7070

Re: 2008 Panasonic Teams

Team Kentucky will be:

Jacob Bailey, Simon Kenton HS
Rachel Beckman, Danville
Papa Chakaravarthy, P.L. Dunbar
Ryan Thompson, Russell
Connie Wu, P.L. Dunbar
Victor Yang, P.L. Dunbar
by J C Bennett
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '07-'08
Replies: 184
Views: 51283

Re: Kentucky '07-'08

Aaron,

As soon as the photographer gets the CD full of pics mailed to me, I post them in a free photo album online. Usually takes a couple days.

Congratulations on a great year.
by J C Bennett
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Students who play quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Tom, in honor of that landmark post I am going to mandate that all State Finals participants wear denim overalls, striped shirts and roller skates.
by J C Bennett
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Students who play quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

2007 Kentucky Governor's Cup participation stats:
High School: 4610 students, 256 schools
Middle School: 6487 students, 372 schools
Elementary: 8512 students, 535 schools

Total number of students: 19609
by J C Bennett
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 60147

I'm surprised Apollo went to this crap, considering they've attended PACE, NAQT, and numerous good invitational tournaments over the years. We saw them at Vandy in the fall, actually. Without insinuating anything as to their motives, I do know Apollo's coach pretty well and he absolutely loves to t...
by J C Bennett
Mon May 21, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 63138

Papa, one thing I like about you is, you don't waste any time. :wink:
by J C Bennett
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 8443

In 2006, Kentucky had over 10,000 4th and 5th graders representing 510 Elementary schools taking part in Governor's Cup. Our quiz bowl competition is only one of eight events, however; about 4000 or so took part in Quick Recall. They play under the same rules as the middle and high school levels, bu...
by J C Bennett
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 63138

I probably should have pointed out in my original post that we are still awaiting official word from NAQT regarding their acceptance of our Governor's Cup state champion team. One other thing we're looking at is to find a way to increase the number of matches teams get at State. What we're consideri...
by J C Bennett
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2006-2007
Replies: 164
Views: 63138

Now that the cat's out of the bag, might as well jump in. We are considering many of the ideas you guys have thrown out there. Two things we know at this point: (1) there will be a nomination process, and (2) there will not be any geographic mandates. We're looking at how other states select their t...
by J C Bennett
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Public v Private
Replies: 14
Views: 5531

John: Sprry to hear about this, you guys have a great quiz bowl program and hope it isn't jeopardized too much by this decision. Nah, David, it really only affects sports. The way I look at it, I'd welcome a problem like this. Should the day come when there are front page articles being written abo...
by J C Bennett
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Public v Private
Replies: 14
Views: 5531

Hot topic this winter in Kentucky. The HS athletic coaches voted overwhelmingly last fall to create separate public and private athletic championships, something the organizing body, KHSAA, wouldn't go for. KHSAA ended up nibbling around the edges of the issue by establishing feeder lines and territ...