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by MrSchnippert
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buying Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

If you are looking for questions in Florida's format, the people who run the state competition sell their old questions. I coached the district's team at CAC last year, and I DEFINITELY don't want CAC questions. That tournament is extremely specialized, and if any of my kids make the district team,...
by MrSchnippert
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buying Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

I thought I remembered hearing a lot of grumbling about QU. Our district questions are in no way pyramidal. The format is 2 10 minute rounds of direct tossups (they seek to discourage powers-- there is no power bonus, but there is a penalty if they buzz early and the answer is wrong) followed by a 2...
by MrSchnippert
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buying Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

Buying Questions

Our team has very few questions, so I'm trying to buy a diverse set of materials. We bought the NAQT starter packet, but our local tournament is WAY easier than NAQT (and has a lot of computational math/geometry). Does anyone have any suggestions? Any opinions on the Questions Unlimited stuff that l...
by MrSchnippert
Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UF High School Fall/Delta Burke Mirror, 11/30 & 12/1
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

As a coach of a brand new team, how does the schedule of your tournament work with the two days? Am I going to need to put my team up in Gainesville on Friday night, or is the competition only on Saturday?
by MrSchnippert
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UF High School Fall/Delta Burke Mirror, 11/30 & 12/1
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

October 30 is a Tuesday. Do you mean 11/30-12/1?
by MrSchnippert
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

I guess most FL high schools just don't feel inclined to travel far during the season. I've always felt that FL quiz bowl is very insular; most FL teams go to nearby FL tournaments, or maybe to events in Georgia or Alabama. I don't really know why that is. To be honest though, I feel that ultimatel...
by MrSchnippert
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

Now, from everything I see on this board, it seems like we (Florida) are generally absent from the world of quizbowl outside of PAC. Am I seeing things wrong? If I'm not, why is that? No, you're right. I'm not sure why...maybe teams that know about outside tournaments don't go because they're not u...
by MrSchnippert
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

Now, from everything I see on this board, it seems like we (Florida) are generally absent from the world of quizbowl outside of PAC. Am I seeing things wrong? If I'm not, why is that? No, you're right. I'm not sure why...maybe teams that know about outside tournaments don't go because they're not u...
by MrSchnippert
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

Good job Team Florida! 4th, 2nd, and 3rd place over the last three years of PAC...perhaps next year will be the year we bring the title back home! And congrats to Illinois and Missouri! First off, congrats to team Illinois for the championship, and to all 6 teams for making the finals. It's hard en...
by MrSchnippert
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

For the sake of hardeecoach and the rest of us from CAC... Go Team Florida! I didn't see any D2 or D3 matches, but your kids from Polk were sick in the finals at CAC. They must have gotten 8 or 9 out of the last ten 15-pt round questions.
by MrSchnippert
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

We need to have a coaches challenge at CAC. I wish I could join you next year. I competed twice as a student, and this was my second year coaching, but I am not allowed to coach Team Duval anymore since I moved to a private school. Actually, I am allowed , if I pay my own way. :roll: :shock: :roll:
by MrSchnippert
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

Tegan wrote:I am just gald to report that I was able to ride Coach Bykowski's shirt tails to a respectful second place in the coaches challenge.
I've only done CAC, and apparently they don't have this there. Basically a match amongst coaches?
by MrSchnippert
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49276

Re: Panasonic Results

Greetings from Orlando! Much to my surprise, we have a computer with internet access in our room that apparently doesn't cost anything. So, it looks like I might be able to offer up some updates after all. Yeah, we got that nice surprise at CAC as well. The front desk didn't even realize what was g...
by MrSchnippert
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State University HS Tournament (11/3/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 6671

Either day seems open on my school's calendar, so I don't see much of a preference. My calendar doesn't show us having any holiday for Veterans Day, so I'd make sure you don't try to use the holiday for districts that don't get the day off. I'm an FSU alum, so it'd be fun to have my team's first tou...
by MrSchnippert
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

We know Peggy's retiring, and she did have someone working with her, but these tournaments have been her babies. The head coach I worked with, who coached a team at all but one CAC, and Team Florida 2 or 3 times, is concerned at what will happen when she retires. There's nothing official out there, ...
by MrSchnippert
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

I coached Stanton College Prep (Newsweek #2) to a district championship, but because there's no tradition, the kids are just pulled too thin to do other tourneys and the like. Three of my kids were on Duval's CAC team that went from terrible on Thursday to winning its semi room and being in 2nd plac...
by MrSchnippert
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

New School Package

I've found NAQT's site, PACE's, and Questions Unlimited, but there doesn't seem to be a way to order PACE questions. Is there some central site (or even a big package like the other 2 have) where I can order questions from PACE?

Thanks!
by MrSchnippert
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

Re: Thanks!

known as "the Gordian knot" for reasons that will probably become obvious. I don't know how old it is, but it's no more than 7 years old (we didn't have it when I was a student on the team in 2000), and gets yanked off of the table at least once a week. I can definitely agree about the knot, but I'...
by MrSchnippert
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

Re: Thanks!

First off, welcome to the board, and welcome back to the quiz bowl world! Which school in Florida are you with? I ask just because several of us will certainly be interested to follow along next year and thereafter. I will be teaching at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville next year. As far as I ...
by MrSchnippert
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

Thanks!

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I remember using the QuikPro when I was in HS, and I remember how easily we often broke them and had to fix it. I'm going to have the person who is already there see if we can afford to get the Zeecraft buzzers. I've worked with those a lot with my CAC team, and I...
by MrSchnippert
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

Starting a new team

I am a teacher who is going to a new school in NE Florida next year, with a very new quiz bowl team. They only currently compete in the local competition, a College Bowl-style setup with 4 on 4 in 2-10 minute rounds and a 2 minute lightning round. They don't have buzzers, so I want to get a good set...