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by tnormfrank
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG: The Ron Smith Experience" at Webb in Bell Buckle, TN
Replies: 5
Views: 5147

Re: SWAG: The Ron Smith Experience" at Webb in Bell Buckle,

I believe the tournament should have been called "The Ron Smith Really Really Hates Columbia" tournament since we got to play two of the top three teams (BGA and Hume-Fogg) in our first two matches of the day. :smile: All kidding aside, thank you for a great tournament experience and your continued ...
by tnormfrank
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

History Bowl counts as a tournament toward the 4-tourney minimum, as do non-pyramidal tournaments. Even KMO counted as one of the four before it went belly up. I'm not sure the middle TN crowd would go for limiting the area to only two teams at state seeing as how that would involve taking only two ...
by tnormfrank
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

TACA was formed almost 20 years ago and at the time there was a robust roster of tournaments. It was not unusual then to go to tournaments in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Cookeville where 50 or more in-state teams competed representing schools from upper east TN to Memphis. Sadly, the participation o...
by tnormfrank
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

The deadline for joining TACA is less than a month away. Only member schools can compete in the state tournament. TACA Schools BGA Blackman Camden Central Central Magnet of Murfreesboro Columbia Academy Columbia Central Cookeville Ezell-Harding Farragut Gallatin Hendersonville Hume-Fogg Academic Mag...
by tnormfrank
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

University School of Nashville is planning a tournament on January 11th.
by tnormfrank
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

The TACA state tournament at Tennessee Tech will most likely be on March 28-29.
by tnormfrank
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

One East TN coach mentioned the days (10-15 years ago) when there were tournaments at UT, Lee College, Halls, West, Oneida and CAK in addition to the Knoxville tv tournament. Now aside from Charlie at UTC, there's not much in-state in the eastern time zone.
by tnormfrank
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 65304

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

I've received a few e-mails in the last few days from coaches in east and west TN lamenting the lack of tournament opportunities in those parts of the state. Any one in the east and west grand divivions of TN planning on any tournaments this year?
by tnormfrank
Sat May 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

We have a new Tennessee Academic Coaches Association web site. The address is

http://tnacademic.webs.com
by tnormfrank
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

I will be sending out an e-mail to the 50 or so schools that are on my Tennessee e-mail list in the next few weeks to determine dates of tournaments for next school year. Any schools who are not currently receiving TACA e-mails can let me know and I'll be glad to add them to the list. As I receive w...
by tnormfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

At the state tournament, we use average points scored for the bye round.
by tnormfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

TACA State Tournament Rank School Wins Losses Total Pts. 1 Ezell-Harding 10 0 4818 2 USN 9 1 3630 3 Hume-Fogg 8 2 4103 4 MLK 7 3 3454 5 McCallie 5 5 3245 6 BGA 5 5 2860 7 Gallatin 4 6 2640 8 Webb 2 8 2607 9 Cookeville 2 8 2354 10 Columbia 2 8 2167 11 Lincoln County 1 9 2178
by tnormfrank
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]
Replies: 15
Views: 4855

Re: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]

Excellent tournament Saturday at Vanderbilt. Well-run and good job all the way around.
by tnormfrank
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

State field: Ezell, HFA, MLK, BGA, USN, McCallie, Cookeville, Gallatin, Columbia, Lincoln County, Webb
by tnormfrank
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

Thanks, Matt. Many of our coaches post threads for their individual tournaments already, but a Tennessee specific thread is a very good idea. I'll definitely make a point of posting more on this board in the future myself about tournaments and TACA activities. Tracy Franklin Tennessee Academic Coach...
by tnormfrank
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

We have had a lot of turnover in the coaching ranks the past couple of years so it has been really hard to keep up with the changes in our Tennessee schools. The state tournament sponsored by TACA was begun in the mid-1990s and has been affiliated with NAQT for many years now. The rules for joining ...
by tnormfrank
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

We filmed our match for the Nashville tv tournament yesterday. The NAQT questions are definitely an upgrade over what they have been using the past four years- only two of the forty toss-ups went unanswered.
by tnormfrank
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 26434

Re: Tennessee 12-13

We used to have several teams in the Memphis-area come over to middle Tennessee and compete, but none lately. With tournaments at Riverdale and Cookeville ending, even middle Tennessee has seen a decrease in activity. There are almost no tournaments in east TN aside from Charlie's tournaments in Cha...
by tnormfrank
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4375

Tennessee All-State Team Announced

The following students have been selected by the membership of the Tennessee Academic Coaches Association as this year's TACA All-State Academic Team: Mark Arildsen (University School of Nashville) Ian Boothby (Hume Fogg) Nick Conley (Ezell-Harding) Kim Counts (CAK) Sarah Craig (West) Matthew Gidcom...
by tnormfrank
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4375

Tennessee State Tournament Results

Martin Luther King Magnet School claimed its fourth consecutive state title in this weekend’s Tennessee state tournament. MLK finished with a 12-1 record in the round-robin tournament losing only to Ezell-Harding. Ezell-Harding also finished at 12-1 (losing to Hume-Fogg Magnet) to finish second on t...
by tnormfrank
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 4235

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Any update on the field yet?
by tnormfrank
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4375

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

Actually the winning team at TACA State does win a $1000 prize to defray national tournament expenses for whatever tourney they choose to attend.
by tnormfrank
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TV Tournament Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

TV Tournament Question

I wasn't really sure in which forum to post this message, but here goes: A local television in my area is interested in beginning a tv tournament next year. I know these are popular in various areas of the country and I would appreciate it if any of you could pass along any contact names of those wh...
by tnormfrank
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tennessee NAQT State Championship (3/23, 24)
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

RESULTS: Tennessee NAQT State Championship (3/23, 24)

Congratulations to Martin Luther King Magnet School for repeating as Tennessee Quiz Bowl State Champions. The complete results are as follows: 1. MLK 10-1 6570 2. Farragut 9-2 5520 3. Ezell-Harding 9-2 5245 4. Linclon County 8-3 4740 5. Rossview 8-3 4660 6. CAK 7-4 4885 7. Hume-Fogg 5-6 3730 8. Webb...