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by Xerxes
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56305

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Results (as told to me):
1) Centennial
2) Brookwood
3) Walton
4) Alpharetta (Actually Chattahoochee)

EDIT: I was misinformed. Seems like Chattahoochee and Alpharetta had the same record, but that Chattahoochee won head-to-head, so winning the fourth place berth.
by Xerxes
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56305

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

So Centennial won Walton? Certainly looks to be an interesting year. I'm looking forward to actually being able to face Georgia teams at UGA on the 24th. It does seem interesting. After seeing Centennial play all four rounds of the playoffs, I think I can conclude with some certainty that they, or ...
by Xerxes
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

KevinL wrote:It was Alex Drake from Robinson HS. He did not call Eric Huff, I think it may have been the Raleigh Charter Coach.
Thanks
by Xerxes
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

NBC is showing what I think is a rerun of an Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? episode. I don't always watch the show, but I immediately recognized the contestant, so I stuck around. My thoughts were confirmed when he used his "phone-a-friend" lifeline to call a "fellow quizbowl coach" of a team that a...
by Xerxes
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

So most of the usual suspects are going to both NAQT and PACE, it seems. Sorry about missing the NAQT field update, I checked the list just before the update occurred.
AlphaQuizBowler wrote: I'm going to ACE this weekend.
Man I'd like to attend a Spring ACE session. :grin: :grin: :grin:
by Xerxes
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Not much has gone on in Georgia recently, I guess? Who else is excited about JV State next weekend? Wow ... I completely forgot that it was next week. Oh well, I guess it doesn't apply to me anymore anyway. A few questions: 1) Which GA teams are going to PACE and/or NAQT? 2) Any GA players know if ...
by Xerxes
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television

Bobby Hill's entry into his school's quizbowl team was the focus of the King of The Hill rerun aired tonight on FOX. Bobby carries his team to numerous victories by mastering pop culture. Eventually, however, he becomes overwhelmed and faints from a panic attack while trying to absorb some pop cultu...
by Xerxes
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 4249

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

grashid wrote:
Xerxes wrote:To anyone who went:

What happened at the tournament? Who won? What were the individual results?
I didn't go (obviously), but from an outside source:
1. Dorman
2. Hoover
3. Brookwood
4. Chattahoochee
Wow.
by Xerxes
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 4249

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

To anyone who went:

What happened at the tournament? Who won? What were the individual results?
by Xerxes
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11722

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

Will you be releasing individual ballots?
by Xerxes
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial 8/30/08: Dorman wins
Replies: 38
Views: 4249

Re: William R. King Memorial Tournament(8/30/08)

I just found out that Walton won't be coming.
by Xerxes
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 4072

Re: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition

leftsaidfred wrote:
Xerxes wrote:
leftsaidfred wrote:We're considering numerous tournaments.
Is Walton (Marietta, GA) among them? We used to draw many Kentucky teams, but had none in attendance last year.
i think so
Thanks. We'd be happy to see you here.
by Xerxes
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 4072

Re: Kentucky 08-09

leftsaidfred wrote:We're considering numerous tournaments.
Is Walton (Marietta, GA) among them? We used to draw many Kentucky teams, but had none in attendance last year.
by Xerxes
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

1. Brookwood- Returning Arvind and Vamsi, State is theirs to lose at this point. Both of those players averaged over 20 PP20TUH at HSNCT and over 30 PP20TUH at PACE. Vamsi placed first on the test at ACE Camp, and Arvind placed second. Brookwood finished considerably lower than Walton at HSNCT, but...
by Xerxes
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 19015

Re: ACE Camp

My comment about the staff-student game being rigged was a joke. Everyone, including myself, had a good time. As has been said before, it wasn't meant to be taken that seriously. EDIT: One thing that did bother me a little: the questions written for the team tournament on the third night were distri...
by Xerxes
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 19015

Re: ACE Camp

Milligan Update First night stuff... The camp test results were as following: 4th Todd Faulkenberry (Dorman) EDIT: It was actually a tie between me, him, and Austin Wang. ACE camp was great. The practice was great. The tournaments were great. The staff-student game was rigged. Too bad I had to miss...
by Xerxes
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20

Is this date set in stone? Ezell-Harding is hosting its annual tournament on the same day, and that tournament typically draws many of the top teams in the Southeast (as does UGA).
by Xerxes
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cedar Shoals HS Tournaments Schedule 08-09
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Cedar Shoals HS Tournaments Schedule 08-09

What format will the Bulldog Brawl be using, and will it be a HSNCT qualifier? From what I remember, last year, it consisted of untimed 20-question NAQT rounds with no power marks or negs. Two part bonuses were used. There were five prelim rounds, and a sixteen team single-elimination playoff. It i...
by Xerxes
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thumb Strength?
Replies: 25
Views: 4986

Re: Thumb Strength?

Having played certamen for several years, I can tell you that it has a little to do with priming the buzzer, but more about being able to predict words. If you know an important piece of information is coming up (i.e. a title), and you're confident you can pick it up at that title, just get the fir...
by Xerxes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4095

Re: ACE classes

JohnGlerum wrote:Is this going to affect SEMO camp?
According to the Ace Website, no.
by Xerxes
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question for the NSC Top 12
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Question for the NSC Top 12

MLWGS-Gir wrote: I'm actually going to Milligan to keep an eye on a freshman who couldn't go to MSM...
Are you his mother?
by Xerxes
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

ILoveReeses wrote:
Deesy Does It wrote:That sounds like a horrible idea.
Well, yes it would be a horrible idea. But I wouldn't be surprised if it has happened before. :)
It sounds like a great idea. Why should the College Board be allowed to dictate tournament schedules??
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

One thing I can predict for Brookwood in 2008-2009, we probably will not win in anything in JV. Next year's entire squad has only one sophomore on it. We usually have 5-6 sophomores. We could not even find enough quiz bowlers to have freshmen team practices ofr the forst time in 20+ years. Seems ou...
by Xerxes
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7811

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Yeah I don't know their names, but we had some competitive matches against them last year.
As badly as I wanted to, we never faced them.
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Walton will be sending 4-5 players to Milligan College and one to Mount St. Mary's.
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12733

Re: Next Year

My predictions for top 10 teams in the country next year: The same as this year except all the teams will move up a spot because Whitman isn't going to be 1st. Something to the effect of 1. TJ 2. Charter 3. Dorman 4. DC Team 5. DC Team 6. DC Team 7. West Coast/Central Team 8. VA Team 9. DC Team 10....
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35693

Georgia 2008-2009

Since Georgians are dominating the "next year" thread, I thought that we should begin our own thread instead...
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12733

Re: Next Year

JV next year will probably be dominated by Alpharetta, who will keep their captain (alphaquizbowler), but will lose a few supporting players. Other suspects include Brookwood and Chattahoochee. I have no idea how Walton will be next year (in terms of JV). I do know that the varsity team has some pot...
by Xerxes
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12733

Re: Next Year

Brookwood'll probably be good with Vamsi and Arvind returning, and Central Gwinnett's probably worth a mention considering they were decent this year with all non-seniors. I'm pretty sure Walton and Norcross both lost the vast majority of their scoring, but I don't know about any possible replaceme...
by Xerxes
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 46176

Re: DC/Metro Area 2007-08

wowitsquinthaha wrote: I won't even talk about 2010, they might as well just give us our trophies now.
That was arrogant. Aarcoh was right. Some teams improve PHENOMENALLY from sophomore to senior year, and I don't doubt that many teams will put in that same kind of effort.
by Xerxes
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4095

Re: ACE classes

Question for Mr. Barry or anyone else working at ACE -

How will the quizzes work? Will all classes have them? Will the final tournament handicap rules still apply?
by Xerxes
Mon May 26, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13079

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Give the ethnicities of the following leaders, "Joseph Stalin from Georgia" or something along those lines... Everybody was going "WTF?" Either that or the reader accidentally slipped. We just found it strange. He meant the country Georgia, which is where Stalin was originally from... Edit: Oh. Did...
by Xerxes
Mon May 26, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Open Letter to NAQT
Replies: 97
Views: 16348

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

It just seems that otherwise very knowledgeable, experienced teams can't score many of the math tossups NAQT includes in its packets. I'm sure that if someone analyzed the percentage of tossups scored for each category (literature, math, etc.), the percentage of math tossups scored would be inapprop...
by Xerxes
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

I agree, Mr. Barry, that the questions were overall of a good quality, but some things stuck out as problems. One such problem that bugged me was non-unique lead-ins. These included "One of the first American writers to make a living from writing", "One of Shakespeare's first comedies to be perform...
by Xerxes
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

I don't think the lead-ins were very difficult. I think precisely the opposite. I would give specifics, but I ?think? JV state is edited NAQT. Yes...I was really tired of slope-intercept problems. I know this isn't the place to discuss, but the math distribution should have definitely been downplaye...
by Xerxes
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

The semifinal game against Brookwood was one of the most frustrating I have ever played... I couldn't recall the title of Heart of Darkness , even though I knew it near the lead-in clue. I also said the Orestes trilogy , instead of the Oresteia trilogy . I think those two buzzes could have changed t...
by Xerxes
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18144

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

Is involvement in academic bowl a boon to college applications?
by Xerxes
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23543

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Ford08 wrote:Quiz bowl is about what you learn in school. Math is the most important thing you learn in school. Therefor it should be in QB.
What makes math the most important thing we learn in school?
by Xerxes
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

/first post Norcross's 3 man team came in 4th after losing to Walton in JV. Or possibly 3rd seeing as Walton came in first. Work it out how you want. We beat Central Gwinnett in the first round of the playoffs in a pretty relaxed match. Then the questions got exceptionally harder and Walton rolled ...
by Xerxes
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Ben_Dodson wrote:for UGA... I predict

1. Dorman A
2. Dorman B
3. Brookwood
4. Walton

Assuming those teams are carrying their full a-teams.

We (Walton) will not be carrying our full state team at UGA.
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51276

AndyShootsAndyScores wrote: 16th of what month?

EDIT: Never mind.
Good save
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too. They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a cl...
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

Wow, Lee: that should also make them feel really good too. They were proud, but also frustrated. They know that winning just one more of the many buzzer-races and we would've won. The impressive thing was that many of these buzzer-races came early in the tossups, where most teams wouldn't have a cl...
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Academic Team Tip #195: When you ask a team "what was the score last round against *insert good team here*", a follow-up question should be added. That question is..."Who won?". Now, I bring this up because in a recent tournament, we happened to play and beat a well respected team by a fairly wide ...
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

It was nicely run. The 30-20-10 bonuses were WAY too easy, though.
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9316

It doesn't make anything more interesting. Lloyd Bush needs to learn to write pyramidal questions that reward the best team. A team like Brookwood should not be getting eliminated this early in the tournament. Like many trivia shows, you can't have long in depth pyramidal tossups for the common pub...
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9316

The Brookwood-Galloway Schools match this morning was definitely the most exciting of this season. Both teams played well, especially during the speed round, which was amazing to watch. Now with Brookwood out, it makes the tournament more interesting. It doesn't make anything more interesting. Lloy...
by Xerxes
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: curious
Replies: 1
Views: 758

They're not in Byko's rankings...so they can't be too active.

(sorry...that probably wasn't anything you already didn't know)
by Xerxes
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 58620

Ben_Dodson wrote:Norcross may be unable to attend tournaments in the near future since we might all be playing in the snow instead. That's right. It's snowing in Georgia.
:lol: I bet the people in the Minnesota and Illinois thread are laughing at us.
Right now I'm just praying for Cobb County Schools to be closed.
by Xerxes
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro Area 2007-08
Replies: 164
Views: 46176

Deesy Does It wrote:
North Kansas City (Charlie Dees).
And the other people who have combined averaged about 50 ppg at the 2 most recent NAQT-esque tournaments we've gone to.
Noble of you Charlie