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by hardeecoach
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Round 3 -- Monday, June 9, 10 am TO 12 pm Fantasia KL Wyoming Idaho Guam Fantasia MN Florida West Virginia District of Columbia Fantasia PQ Louisiana Maine Iowa Round 4-- Monday, June 9, 12:30 PM - 230 P.M. Fantasia KL Tennessee New Hampshire New Mexico Wisconsin Fantasia MN Montana Colorado New Je...
by hardeecoach
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

ROUND 2 Nutcracker 1 Wisconsin 63 Ohio 289 Montana 209 Idaho 113 Fantasia KL Guam 114 Kentucky 391 Florida 211 Alabama 137 Fantasia MN New Hampshire 184 Maine 105 Pennsylvania 256 Fantasia PQ Iowa 123 Vermont 265 Tennessee 155
by hardeecoach
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

ROUND 1 Nutcracker 1 District of Columbia 96 Indiana 102 Maryland 510 Fantasia KL Oklahoma 263 West Virginia 122 Louisiana 164 New Jersey 109 Fantasia MN Colorado 165 California 173 Illinois 381 Fantasia PQ New Mexico 79 Wyoming 143 South Carolina 418
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Somebody described the Illinois team as "an absolutely vicious team" in a previous post. And I think they meant that as the ultimate quizbowl compliment. The number of questions in the PAC format are supposed to be balanced. The problem is that so many science questions are so "math-y", It seems hea...
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Interesting that you think math makes the difference. This same format is used for our state championship, and I have seen Suwannee win several championships without EVER answering a math question. :roll: Hardee has won four times and I can asssure you we are not a math team.
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39993

2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

No Virginia. No Missouri. Any prognostication?
by hardeecoach
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Prediction: Florida's Commissioner's Academic Challenge

Any predictions for this years' CAC? Is South Fork representing Martin or is it an all-star team? Escambia and Polk look good for Div. I, Div. II has Leon and Martin, and Hardee is on the lookout for Suwannee in Div. III . Taylor could have been a Div. III contender, but failed to register in time. ...
by hardeecoach
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida

Is much as I hate to do it, we have to decline. That is the end of our spring break and only a few days before state.....
by hardeecoach
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 3148

Re: Florida tournaments

Honestly, I think we could have gotten enough teams up for a Southfork tournament if we had gotten UF to settle on a date sooner! Please don't give up on the idea... even if you can't work it out for spring, plan one for the fall. If you host it, they will come.
by hardeecoach
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU HS Tournament on April 5th in Tallahassee, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: Possible HS Tournament at FSU (Tallahassee, FL)

How about a CAC-format tournament to get us ready for State the next weekend? As long as no Polk County teams are registered, you could probably get a packet from Peggy Harrod that was used for the Polk County tourney.
by hardeecoach
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 3148

I think that once all the dates settle in, we can get enough teams up to make Southfork a viable tournament. If we are waiting on UF to set their date, as soon as they do, I'll help pass the word if you would like! USF Collge Bowl is hosting a tournament for College teams AFTER CAC that we will prob...
by hardeecoach
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 3148

Florida tournaments

Help! Tournaments in Florida seem to be in utter chaos. Rickards has cancelled-- will it reschedule? Exactly what date has the Southfork tournament been changed to? When is the UF tournament- officially? Are there any more tourneys out there (besides St.Leo on Feb. 15th) that are scheduled before th...
by hardeecoach
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE (03/22-29/03) at South Fork (Stuart, FL)
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Hardee is still planning on bringing at least two teams!
by hardeecoach
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals bling and tchotchkes...
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

The members of the top three teams at Panasonic get rings. The members of the All-America team get medallions. The t-shirts last year were okay. The Florida state champ. shirts were awful. My kids ( and me too!) loved the PACE t-shirts that were given out in Orlando in 2004 ( I think). THe NAQT shir...
by hardeecoach
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3728

Hardee is definitely interested. We should be on the Rickards email list - if not, I can be reached at [email protected].
by hardeecoach
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Florida Tournament ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3728

The state championship is April 10-12 at Disney World. We would love to have another tournament prior to that. How about contacting Highlands and Desoto? They are also not too far.
by hardeecoach
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UPDATE: UF Fall HS Tournament 12/7-12/8 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4461

Never fear, Hardee will be there with three varsity teams. We will be bringing the check with us, but it's already been cut! We would like to know what other teams are registered, though, and where to report....
by hardeecoach
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The huge high school quiz bowl community
Replies: 64
Views: 21960

I seem to be a latecomer to this discussion- but I found the response to the question posed by Mr. Barry, for another coach, interesting. As a Florida coach, I continually see coaches who have little or no knowledge of formats other that the state championship format (CAC) which some of you may reco...
by hardeecoach
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49150

Inquiring minds want to know...

Some of my team members overheard Panasonic staff discussing an "incident". Anybody know the scoop? Inquiring minds want to know.
by hardeecoach
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49150

The registration desk is in the convention center- on the main level. You'll go through the main lobby of the hotel and go out the side door to the convention center. Once inside, you will turn right and see a rotunda -type area at the end of the hall. Registration is just before that area, on your ...
by hardeecoach
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49150

Glad you made it, Ohio! Does anybody know the whereabouts of the Kentucky team? I didn't see them at the demonstration rounds tonight.
by hardeecoach
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49150

Get with me sometime, grasshopper, and I will teach you the fine art of mooching and finding sponsors. Believe me.. if I can do it, you certainly can.
by hardeecoach
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 49150

MrSchnippert- that's a great idea! We need to have a coaches challenge at CAC. It's basically an opportunity to be on the other side of the buzzers, so to speak. At PAC, the idea is to help familiarize coaches with the unfamiliar format-- but it's a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. By the ...
by hardeecoach
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Board Certification
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Our former JV coach is now our AP for curriculum and is ss board certified. Send me your email address ([email protected] ) and I'll see if I can sweet talk him into giving some advice! ( He met you at Brookwood a few years back).
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8736

I agree that TJ's lack of an "official" coach didn't seem to hurt them. I just can't imaginge that at a magnet school, there wasn't a faculty member waiting to jump at the chance. For several years, there were no scholarships offered at CAC. This year, there were small ones-- certainly not enough to...
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida 2007-08
Replies: 23
Views: 8736

I think academic compettion in Florida is slowly dying because, unfortunately, school districts are not concerned about academic excellence. It is simply not a priority. The FCAT ( our state test and the acompanying legislative mandates) and athletics (i.e. football) are . Billy is correct- the only...
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State University HS Tournament (11/3/07)
Replies: 16
Views: 6669

Billy- I think Hardee can come on either date but I would probably prefer October. Do you have dates for any other Florida tournaments?
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic teams
Replies: 119
Views: 44254

Thanks for reinstating the thread!

Now-- does anybody know anything about Team Colorado?
by hardeecoach
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Panasonic

What happened to the Panasonic threads?
by hardeecoach
Mon May 07, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10893

Hi David- yes, I'll be at Panasonic and PACE, but we qualified way too late for NAQT so no trip to Chicago for us this year!
by hardeecoach
Sun May 06, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 26510

Yes, we could use them too! Here in Florida, we play so many formats we get confused pretty quickly. I'm still practicing Panasonic format right now since I'm assistant coach for Team Florida and my captain is on the team... It's really hard to shift your mindset around every tournament format!
by hardeecoach
Sun May 06, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10893

We were able to take the El to everything we wanted to see last year. My crew would have stayed in the Art Institute the whole time if we had let them. There wasn't enough time in the Field Museum either. We found a great Irish pub downtown within walking distance of the Field. We dined alfresco and...
by hardeecoach
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 26279

Final round results:

1 Maryland - 211

2 Florida 187

3 Missouri 171

4 Pennsylvania 166

5 Virginia 155

6 Tennessee 146.

Plus, the sun finally came out and we weren't blown away by Alberto.
by hardeecoach
Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 26279

Room of Death

There is a new Room of Death for the semifinals tomorrow morning at 9:00 am:

Ohio
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Iowa

The other semi-final rooms are:
California
Florida
Missouri
Alabama
Oklahoma




Connecticut
Maryland
Tennessee
Wisconsin
This time, Maryland lucked out with the empty NC table.
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 28181

As the coach of a late qualifying team (April 29), I wish a couple of schools had chosen not to bring a C team-- then we could have competed. We chose to come anyway, and ended up scrimmaging for the entire tounament. Fun, but just not the same. Also, it took a great deal of fund-raising to get ther...
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Representatives and All-State Teams
Replies: 33
Views: 15326

As forewarned by Byko at NAQT last weekend, North Carolina has bailed out. Apparently there was a conflict with graduation. And, no, this is not the usual date of the PAC tournament, but apparently Disney facilities were not available for the preferred date. Our Florida state tournament was later th...
by hardeecoach
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 26279

Okay, maybe I've been in Florida too long, but trust me, the AC is on full blast in the Contemporary and the competition rooms will be chilly. Those of you with a reptilian bent-- bring a sweater or light jacket.
by hardeecoach
Fri May 05, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132821

advice

That's my Plan B. My kids were ecited about Chicago, though. I may try for both and cross my fingers.
by hardeecoach
Fri May 05, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Representatives and All-State Teams
Replies: 33
Views: 15326

Team Florida

Team Florida was chosen last weekend at the Commissioner's Academic Challenge. They are:

Jackson Frenot ( Hardee)
Michael Jezierny (Palm Beach)
Joseph Kostansek (Escambia)
Nimish Ramanlal (Seminole)
David Shimel (Escambia)
Greg Watkins (Santa Rosa)
by hardeecoach
Fri May 05, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132821

Need advice

We won our state tournament last weekend and I was too slow in registering after waiting for a go-ahead from my school administration. So now my team is # 130 in a 128 field. What are our chances of actually getting to go and compete? I actually reserved hotel rooms but now I'm in a quandary about a...
by hardeecoach
Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida State Championship:Commissioner's Academic Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 1392

Florida State Championship:Commissioner's Academic Challenge

Division III championship at 8 am tomorrow, Saturday, April 29.
Okeechobee, Hardee, Suwanee, Wakulla, Taylor, and Hendry will be competing.
by hardeecoach
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Florida Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5713

Hey, when will we be able to view individual ranks, etc? By the way, we had a great time.
by hardeecoach
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible TCHS Fallbrawl date
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Do you have enough responses, or is the tournament cancelled?
by hardeecoach
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20678

Re: You know...

Don't get me wrong, I love quiz bowl, and I'm really only kidding, but, guys, this thread has to win the prize for geekiest quiz bowl discussion ever. If any outsider reads it, it will only confirm the stereotypes. Hey, somebody want to set up a poll for geekiest discussion ever? Hey, you can sit t...
by hardeecoach
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible TCHS Fallbrawl date
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Any dates yet? Hardee is interested-----
by hardeecoach
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why go to Nationals?
Replies: 7
Views: 4534

Unfortunately, I think Hardee probably falls into Dr. Chuck's third category: excited to be there but not really a contender. Last year was the first time we ever got to go to nationals (NAQT). We were happy to be there at all and pleased that we came out respectably in the middle. I expect somethin...
by hardeecoach
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

I've looked on the UF College Bowl site but can't find anything more recent than the last fall tournament. Where are they posted?
by hardeecoach
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Florida NAQT State Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

UF NAQT

Hardee wants to bring three teams and three buzzer systems.
by hardeecoach
Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TaylorBowl Formal Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Hardee will be bringing one team and one buzzer system.
by hardeecoach
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6535

Florida Tournaments ?

Are there any upcoming tournaments in Florida (other than UF)? So far, our entire fall season line-up has been cancelled by hurricanes. UF will be our first tournament for the year!