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by sageorator
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 16380

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

I'll be attending Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, who doesn't appear to have a team.
by sageorator
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14755

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

For what it's worth, we actually finished higher than New Kent at GSAC. They had two playoff brackets and then played cross-overs to determine the final places.
by sageorator
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14755

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

How'd they figure out Blacksburg and Tazewell were the #1 and #2 seeds? Region B, I heard, has not yet been held, and will be a single-elim between now and Friday. Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps PPG or margin of victory? According to the Facebook group Regions I and II will play on Thursday.
by sageorator
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14755

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

The Region IV tournament was cancelled. Blacksburg and Tazewell advance to states as the #1 and #2 seeds respectively.
by sageorator
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - 1/30/10 (TJ Mirror)

It's fine, I understand. It's unlikely we would have been able to make it anyway. Good luck to you and everyone in the tournament!
by sageorator
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 27996

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

All of our rides fell through, so we can't make it. Sorry.
by sageorator
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - 1/30/09 (TJ Mirror)

Can we get a field update for this? We're definitely interested in attending, if there is still room, but it would be nice to know if there would be teams there were we to attend.
by sageorator
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament at Rockford Auburn HS (IL) 12/12/09
Replies: 47
Views: 9472

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament at Rockford Auburn HS (IL) 12/12/09

Pardon me here, but I'm surprised. Comparing these stats to the Decemberist stats, it looks like HSAPQ set 9 (or the bonuses, at least) was a good bit tougher than HFT. If someone wants, I can post a comparison, but really, an HSAPQ set shouldn't even be as difficult as HFT. EDIT: I just noticed th...
by sageorator
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament at Rockford Auburn HS (IL) 12/12/09
Replies: 47
Views: 9472

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament at Rockford Auburn HS (IL) 12/12/09

Pardon me here, but I'm surprised. Comparing these stats to the Decemberist stats, it looks like HSAPQ set 9 (or the bonuses, at least) was a good bit tougher than HFT. If someone wants, I can post a comparison, but really, an HSAPQ set shouldn't even be as difficult as HFT. EDIT: I just noticed th...
by sageorator
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14755

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Group AA continued: I believe that Salem beat Cave Spring earlier this year, they reported being 4-0 and Cave Spring was on their schedule, so they've already got a step up there. That being said, I have yet to see Cave Spring A at full strength. They did seem to struggle some at the Roanoke tournam...
by sageorator
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14755

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

It's fairly early, but things seem to be shaping up nicely. We've run into a few repeats as well. Nothing as egregious as being in the same match, but the matches occurred on back-to-back nights. A couple of these included the same stock clues appearing in both appearances. This is the only real cri...
by sageorator
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 46277

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

First and foremost I'd like to thank Maggie Walker for a good tournament and a great time. We really got a feel for where we are as a team. Also, as a member of a non-elite team, I'd like to say that the questions weren't terribly hard. At the very least not enough to be discouraging. Round 11 got a...
by sageorator
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do you take the next step?
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: How do you take the next step?

-My team's scoring is pretty low, and could be much better. Our bonus conversion isn't good at all. I feel that we leave way too much on the table that we could easily get. I don't know if this is the case with you guys, of course, but one thing that really surprised me when I was at the Sterling k...
by sageorator
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI IV (11/21/09) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 3879

Re: CSI IV (11/21/09) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Apparently, we are not allowed to attend officially affiliated with the school. I'll inform you of our ever-so-clever pseudonym when we come up with it. Edit: I believe that we've decided on simply "Blacksburg" (rather than Blacksburg HS), Blacksburg Academic Team, or something similar. Our enthusia...
by sageorator
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 10936

Re: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009

I feel all right saying "only four teams above 15 ppb", "almost half of the field under 10 ppb" and "anyone scoring 2.86 ppb" indicate that the tournament did a really bad job being written for high schoolers. ...Yeah, it seems that this was perhaps excessively difficult for HS. I'm simply saying t...
by sageorator
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 10936

Re: VCU Fall Tournament II -- November 7, 2009

FredMorlan wrote:These bonus conversions are godawful, from the view point of "successfully writing quiz bowl questions".
Harvard Fall was probably exceptionally hard for this particular group of teams.

I can't comment on the set because I haven't seen it, but something to this effect isn't too surprising.
by sageorator
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 46277

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

Blacksburg is interested.
by sageorator
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IS set answer selection discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4353

Re: IS set answer selection discussion

Brant was a notable chief of the Mohawk tribe. That would be an acceptable lead-in, as that is how he is best known. However, I do seem to recall a trash giveaway clue.
by sageorator
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10
Replies: 83
Views: 14160

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10

Auburn High School probably will not be hosting the EQuInE III since I will begin teaching at Blacksburg HS this fall. So unless the yet to be determined sponsor of the Scholastic Bowl team at AHS wants to host a tournament, I would say that it is likely that the EQuInE will no longer be on the sch...
by sageorator
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2020

Re: Non-DC-Metro Virginia 09-10

It's amazing how much talent graduated this past year. Maggie Walker will decidedly be very, very good. They'll probably dominate on the national level not to mention the state. I somewhat doubt there will be significant shifts in power as the schools losing those players are mostly traditional powe...
by sageorator
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7255

Re: ACE Camp

I'll be at Milligan.
by sageorator
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 10340

Re: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I asked the Influence of Sea Power Upon History question at practice today and three people knew it , two before the power mark. It's rather poorly written question, but not terribly hard. I recall Mahan coming up in an old VHSL packet previously as well.
by sageorator
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20885

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

I just love the pregame interviews with the coaches as well as the amazing questions on...well...everything.
by sageorator
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Advisory Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: VHSL Advisory Committee

Shoot me one if you can, please. The address is sage orator @yahoo .com, minus the spaces of course.
by sageorator
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mental Fatigue
Replies: 32
Views: 5941

Mental Fatigue

A rather big problem I've noticed is that by the time we get to the playoffs in tournaments, the team is usually really tired. I'll concede that usually the teams are better by this point, but we're noticably out of it. In addition to the obvious good night's sleep, any advice?
by sageorator
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7255

ACE Camp

I'm not completely sure that this is the correct place for this, but here it goes anyway.

Does anyone have any idea for the dates for the camp this year? Maybe just a general idea, besides "in the summer" of course?

Also, how is registration for the camp itself done?

Thanks in advance.
by sageorator
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 7139

Re: Results

This thread will probably be moved shortly. Anyway, as long as it's started, I'm curious as to Group AA results. That is, besides the previously posted Battlefield Disctict.
by sageorator
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL-HSAPQ Partnership
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: VHSL-HSAPQ Partnership

What's left to be said that Chuhern and Sarah haven't already expressed? Uh, wow, just wow. I'm excited to be playing on HSAPQ questions next year. This will make everything better and easier for everyone.
by sageorator
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11535

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Do you have individual stats? No pressure or anything.
by sageorator
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11535

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

I would like to thank Mr. Powers again for having us and hosting this tournament. Other than the initial delay and some typical stuff it was well run and went smoothly. The questions, for the most part, were good and of appropriate difficulty. Congratulations to everyone who placed and/or won an ind...
by sageorator
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11535

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

I believe that they were going to try to do a Swiss system. I'm not sure if they will still try to do that. Just a heads up, though admittedly late. We may not be able to bring a buzzer, we will bring the extra $10 instead. I'm terribly sorry about this, even more so if it messes anything up, I take...
by sageorator
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 18185

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

Blacksburg scrimmaged Northside last night. Blacksburg A 275 Northside A 35 Blacksburg B 220 Northside B 20 The questions were somewhat better tonight. More of Pickrell's questions and less of Avery's. However, I did have my first experience with spelling questions. That was interesting. The art que...
by sageorator
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 18185

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

Blacksburg scrimmaged Pulaski tonight. Blacksburg A 270 Pulaski A 100 Blacksburg B 190 Pulaski A 130 I was skeptical about the complaints about the questions, but I have to concur. I have a great deal of respect for Shawn Pickrell and what he has done for quizbowl in Virginia, but this was bad.Only ...
by sageorator
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl vs. Extracurriculars - The Neverending Battle
Replies: 21
Views: 3160

Re: Quizbowl vs. Extracurriculars - The Neverending Battle

You are far from alone here. We lose people to swimming, track, soccer, HOSA, ~4 theatre productions, piano, math league, debate, and forensics just off the top of my head. Typically people come and go as they please and we usually lose 5-7 people about halfway through practice. What is especially f...
by sageorator
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11535

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Alright, thank you. I can now confirm that we will definitely be coming. I'm not sure if Ms. Coston will send you an email but I went ahead and emailed our registration to you. I hope that's fine and we're looking foreword to seeing you there.
by sageorator
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11535

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Blacksburg is interested in coming to this. We've just had a heck of a time scrounging up enough people and with the coach being out. I hope we don't get wait listed.
by sageorator
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8653

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

I would like to echo A.J.'s sentiments. The tournament ran smoothly, especially considering one team got lost. We had a great time, despite getting destroyed in the later part of the day. We sort of got an idea of where we are and what we need to work on. I would like to thank Mr. Beeken and Auburn ...
by sageorator
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 18185

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

Oh yeah, duh, I'm not sure what I was thinking. Thanks for the correction. More competition for us. So, uh, Group AA will be pretty interesting as well.
by sageorator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8653

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

What time will this begin? I mean, what time is registration, etc.
by sageorator
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 18185

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I have to agree on Gov from the stats that I saw, very impressive. I believe that Charlottesville has expressed interest in a couple tournaments in the state, so I would think they would make an appearance at some point. Cave Spring has looked pretty impressive from the stats that I have seen. It lo...
by sageorator
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8653

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Blacksburg will probably be bringing 2 teams to this. I am not sure when our coach will register though. I willl remind her about the discount and perhaps that will speed up the process.