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by gosaints
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

Are you referring to questions/answers from NAQT set IS-51? I hope not, since that set is going to be used at a number of state championships that have not happened yet.
by gosaints
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT I Results!
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Great tournament overall. The "real-time" Swiss pairing seemed to work as advertised. Highly recommended to all teams that can make it next year.
by gosaints
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bring the national poll back to life?
Replies: 17
Views: 9227

I think the best way to do it would be to poll coaches who have teams that compete a great deal in a given region (or that compete all over the place). They would have a good idea of the relative strengths of teams in their geographic area. Mr. Barry from Brookwood would probably be an excellent cho...
by gosaints
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

we'll be happy if we make the playoffs in that field
by gosaints
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Update: TJIAT 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

Wow, what a great field. Who might be considered the favorites?
by gosaints
Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LAMP Invitational, Jan 8, 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 7173

Dorman gets that respect because they have earned it. They are one of an elite group of teams that has dominated both in the southeast and nationally over the past few years (along with Brookwood, Dunbar, and Walton). What makes the top programs so good year after year? Most of them are large school...
by gosaints
Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Savannah Country Day School Tourney
Replies: 11
Views: 6851

I heard that Dorman B made the final 8 instead of Duluth.

Anyway, it was a well run tournament with a great field.
by gosaints
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20689

Coaches could also include a list of tournaments in which their team has competed. Most TD's could make a reasonable guess of team strength based on record and tournament participation. The problem will be in placing teams that haven't competed much (if at all) in a given season. It will also be har...
by gosaints
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20689

Your team was at a great tournament and matches were available with excellent questions and good competition and your players didn't want to play? I don't get it. Isn't that what every quiz-bowler longs for? Maybe they were sick that day. :-) We're signed up for both the Savannah Country Day and TJ ...
by gosaints
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20689

playoff round robin

There was a 6-team playoff round robin at Northwestern this year and it was great. It allows for a team to have an off round in the playoffs yet still have a shot at winning. There were 3 teams (St. Andrew's, New Trier A, and Stevenson A) that had a 4-1 record in the playoff round robin, so the winn...
by gosaints
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 18005

With regards to negs, I don't think a loss of 5 points is really that big of a deal. The real punishment that comes as a result of an early and incorrect buzz is that the other team will get to hear the entire tossup with no pressure. Our motto: If you're not negging then you're not trying. :-) I do...
by gosaints
Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 18005

I'm not really concerned about the bonus bouncebacks. I'm fine with them as it can often serve to keep both teams engaged during the matches (especially blowouts). I do wish SCD would use the powers and negs; they make tossups more exciting in my opinion. I was told by the TD that they would only be...
by gosaints
Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Savannah Country Day School Tourney
Replies: 11
Views: 6851

We (St. Andrew's from MS) are bringing 2 teams.

I do wish the format was going to be more NAQT-like (since they are using NAQT questions), but it should be fun anyway. Looks to be a really strong field.

I have split off the discussion of bouncebacks and placed it in the Theory section. -- Mod
by gosaints
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248974

Northwestern???

Why didn't more Illinois teams show up for the NAQT tournament at Northwestern? Just curious.
by gosaints
Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

I got the stats in an Excel file via e-mail a little while ago and I think it showed Stevenson A as the 2nd place team and Marist as the 5th place team.
by gosaints
Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat Invitational results
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

I think a link to the stats will eventually be posted at the NW site:

http://groups.northwestern.edu/quizbowl/

The stats from last year's tournament are there.
by gosaints
Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat Invitational results
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

Northwestern Wildcat Invitational results

I'm 99% sure that the results were:

1. St. Andrew's Episcopal (MS)
2. New Trier A (IL)
3. Stevenson A (IL)
4. Culver Academy A (IN)
by gosaints
Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10274

question source???

Will you be using NAQT questions? If not, who's writing the questions for your tournament?

thanks!
by gosaints
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9215

Results???

Does anyone know who won the EH tournament? We lost to Milton in the prelims (they were very good) and to Walton in the round of 16 (they were awesome). It seemed to be quite a strong field overall.
by gosaints
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 18, 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9215

Is there any room left in the field? We just found out that a number of our players who were scheduled to go to a speech and debate tournament at Wake Forest this weekend are going to be staying home due to weather concerns, so we might be able to get organized and bring a team. Please let me know A...
by gosaints
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 45070

I'm sorry that our 2 teams (St. Andrew's) did not show up for the consolation rounds. The reality is that our players were exhausted and really wanted to sleep in. I would like to commend the PACE staff on an excellent tournament. Although the matches seem a bit long, especially if you're used to th...
by gosaints
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58775

Hey Golden Tiger 86, You might also contact Joey Odom when you get to Ole Miss. He's a freshman in the Honors College at the moment. He was the captain of our team last year (St. Andrew's). I'm sure he'd love to help start a program there. He's the best math player I've ever seen. He's good at other...
by gosaints
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UVa power battle prediction thread
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

I can't imagine that anyone other than GS, TJ, or Dorman could win, although I might should include St. John's.

We played GS-A a few weeks back in the 1st round of the playoffs in the TJ tournament and they are INCREDIBLE.
by gosaints
Thu May 22, 2003 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

Rick,

You're not leaving coaching are you? You've been a great help to me over the past year. I really appreciate all the advice. I think it has really made a big difference for our teams this year.

Thanks for everything!

Morris Mitchell
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
by gosaints
Tue May 20, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

let it die

qbwizard, I agree with many of your points, although I don't believe that I bullied him at any point. I simply answered his accusations, although the sarcastic comments in my last response to bimmerman were out of line. Also, just to be clear, I never threatened to "tell on him". I simply notified h...
by gosaints
Mon May 19, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

yoyoman

Your comments are welcomed and correct. I have indeed been angered to the point of stooping to his level. The original intent of my posts was to try to make him understand how his comments were so incredibly offensive. After reading his most recent post, I truly believe that he has not gotten the me...
by gosaints
Mon May 19, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

final words

you said: "we would have beaten St. Andrews without one of our starters except for the fact that their coach is a prick and cried about a question that they got wrong to a young reader who gave them the points." The reader you are referring to is very experienced and was not bullied in any way. Our ...
by gosaints
Sun May 18, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

mmmmmmmmmmmm

This is very interesting. I am the coach of which you speak. Let me address your concerns. 1. The reader in question has been a moderator at UTC for years. He has a tremendous amount of experience. The inexperienced person in this matter is you. 2. My player answered the question correctly. I did no...
by gosaints
Sun May 18, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

dear bimmerman

Bimmerman,

What school do you play for? What tournament are you referring to where you had an issue with the SA coach?
by gosaints
Sat May 10, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

I am the coach of our team. You guys did well at UTC.

Is that the tournament where my two male players were wearing makeup?

We have quite a strange group, but I love them anyway.
by gosaints
Sat May 10, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

oops

Sorry if my last post was a little confusing. I was getting Caddo and Cutter mixed up a bit. Caddo has the boastful guy (about NAQT); Cutter has the 58-3 record. I'm still interested in Cutter's season, as 58-3 is very impressive. I'm also interested in Caddo's season. What "big name" teams have you...
by gosaints
Sat May 10, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

Cutter

Wow, 58-3 is an impressive record regardless of where/who you play. Who did the three losses come against? Also, what teams have you played from Texas? Have you encountered St. John's or Bellaire this year? If you remember the last WOHSQB poll, do you have wins over any of those teams? How has your ...
by gosaints
Fri May 09, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120176

to CaddoJeff

Has your team played in any tournaments outside of LA this year? If so, how did you fare? Winning it all in Myrtle Beach will be quite a task, especially if you don't have alot of NAQT match experience against really strong teams. I think Cookeville will be the team to beat if they are at full stren...