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by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Teams impacted by COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Teams impacted by COVID-19

In the interest of organization, I have made a form that teams can fill out. I will be dumping that information into a spreadsheet and posting a link once I have a non zero amount of data points. I am instituting the use of a form to prevent trolling. https://forms.gle/8W1fjnMcRmYYjX9w7 Can you add...
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Teams impacted by COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Teams impacted by COVID-19

All of our out-of-state travel has been cancelled through the end of this month, with eyes toward extending that travel ban depending on what happens over the next few weeks. I anticipate that we will be told to cancel plans to attend IPNCT and SSNCT very soon. I will hold out until the very end and...
by quizbowllee
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6448

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

Excellent news!

Thank you. We will see you there.
by quizbowllee
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6448

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

Is there any concern about the low number of registered players, particularly in the Middle School Division? Or, do most people wait until much closer to the event to register?
by quizbowllee
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2746

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

My son, Brodie (also in 7th grade and 12 years old) was telling me about this on the way to school this morning. He is very active on the Quizbowl Discord. Since he has become so active, we've had several conversations about packet security, etc. When he first started, he asked me several times if i...
by quizbowllee
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Understanding Literature as a Category
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: Understanding Literature as a Category

Perhaps I'm a little biased. I was primarily a Lit player/Generalist back in my day. Lit and humanities were definitely my strengths. Science was my biggest weakness. That said, I look at this from a completely different angle. I actually learned a lot through studying literature. Of course I was an...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)

When can I get these questions? Our tournament is this Saturday.
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: West Point MS Invitational (RAMS 2 Set) - Jan. 11. 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 506

West Point MS Invitational (RAMS 2 Set) - Jan. 11. 2020

We have A LOT of spaces still available for this tournament, so I've decided to post the information here to maybe entice some more teams: Coaches/Sponsors: I am happy to invite you and your teams to our Middle School Quiz Bowl Winter Invitational. The tournament will be held at West Point High Scho...
by quizbowllee
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)

We will be hosting a Middle School Mirror of this set on Jan. 11, 2020 at West Point High School.
by quizbowllee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)

Can I get an update on the availability of this set for us to mirror? We'd like to do a tournament on Jan. 11 and I need to make the announcement ASAP.

Thanks,

Lee
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

As for Middle School, it's really too early to tell. Hopefully after the big invitational this Friday at Wallace, it will be a little more clear. Potential powerhouses Liberty, Monrovia, Russellville, and West Point will all make their regular tournament debuts. Those teams, along with Discovery and...
by quizbowllee
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

Are we going to get those on NAQT's website? This link will probably open for us at home, but Mobile County has a most outstanding firewall... User was reminded to add a signature --Management I was much more interested in why these tournaments haven't been posted to NAQT's website yet. But, I'm gl...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

Will we ever see stats from Hoover and/or WRK?
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)

We are interested in using this set for a MS tournament on Jan. 11, 2020.
by quizbowllee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

Congrats to the winners of West Point's SM4RT Invitational:

Varsity:

Spain Park - Champions
Hoover - 2nd Place
Hewitt-Trussville - 3rd Place

JV:

East Lawrence B - Champion
Hoover B - 2nd Place
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Kick-off - 9/21/19 Cullman, AL (SM4RT - The Reboot)
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Re: West Point Kick-off - 9/21/19 Cullman, AL (SM4RT - The Reboot)

Field Update (8/23): The following schools have expressed interest in bringing at least one team: Arab - 2 Austin - 2 East Lawrence - 2 Good Hope - 2 Hewitt-Trussville -3 Holy Spirit - 2 LAMP - awaiting number of teams Russellville - 2 St. Bernard - 3 Spain Park Southside Sylacauga - awaiting number...
by quizbowllee
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Kick-off - 9/21/19 Cullman, AL (SM4RT - The Reboot)
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

West Point Kick-off - 9/21/19 Cullman, AL (SM4RT - The Reboot)

Dear Coaches/Sponsors: The West Point High School Quiz Bowl Team would like to invite you to our annual “Kick-Off” Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at our campus in Cullman, AL. This tournament is open to all players in grades 12 and below. Schools may register multiple teams. We encourage sch...
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

Does anyone have any dates yet for Invitationals? I've got kids and parents desperately trying to juggle a million different activities. Most have Quiz Bowl as a priority, but we need to know dates ASAP so that they don't make other commitments. As for us, we will have host an invitational (High Sch...
by quizbowllee
Tue May 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making things stick.
Replies: 8
Views: 5820

Re: Making things stick.

QuizBro wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Does anyone have any advice for helping things stick? Short question but need some advice.
If only your DAD was a quizbowl coach.... :lol:

Thanks to those who have replied with the exact advice that I gave him. Sometimes, a kid just needs to hear things from someone other than ol' Dad.
by quizbowllee
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 32937

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

I sent the SQBS files for our Dec. 8 tournament to NAQT several days ago. I have no idea why they haven't been posted. But, it looks like a LOT of tournament stats from the past couple of weeks haven't been posted.

I just sent another e-mail asking about it. I apologize for the delay.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 11328

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

I will add my voice to the chorus against this rule. In my six years at West Point High, this rule would've affected two of my starting "A-team" players. One player (class of 2013) was home-schooled until high school and turned 19 shortly before HSNCT, in which he played his senior year (my first ye...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 32937

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Hello all! My name is Adam Williams and I am the president of the Alabama Academic Quiz Bowl Team at the University of Alabama. We still have spots left in our annual William Rufus King Memorial Tournament to be held on October 20th here at UA. Top finishers at this tournament will qualify for NAQT...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A

iarehavethestupid wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Will middle school be allowed to play JV?
Yep.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

WPHS Invitational Cullman, AL 12/8/18 - IS180A

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to West Point High School’s “Steve Reed Memorial Tournament” to be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be ...
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 32937

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Nothing in the published rules suggests a letter theme is required, so I haven't been doing that with my sets. Hopefully that avoids some of the issues anyway. While technically true, we do try to make sure that the worksheets all contain a theme and that said theme is conducive to a broad spectrum...
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 14th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 11/10/2018
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: 14th Hoover Invitational Tournament (Hoover, AL) 11/10/2018

We're coming!

AT LEAST 1 varsity and 1 JV - possibly and probably 2 JV!
by quizbowllee
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 32937

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

How exactly does a round-robin tournament work? Is it similar to what we did at ACE camp for the Wild West tournament? Round Robin means that each team plays every other team exactly once. The team with the best record at the end wins. This is usually only done when the field is small enough to all...
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Re: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug.

Stats are up, but slightly misleading due to the need to add a couple of extra games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5213/stats/all_games/ Actual Results: 1st Place - Eastside, GA 2nd Place - Southside 3rd Place - Liberty Middle (That's correct. 8th graders dominated much of this field.) 4...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

West Point Kickoff Invitational - SCOTTIE Mirror - Aug. 25

West Point High School in Cullman, AL will be hosting a "Kickoff Tournament" on August 25, 2018. This tournament will be a mirror of the SCOTTIE Invitational being held and written by Glasgow High School in Kentucky. The tournament will be open to all players 12th grade and below. There will likely ...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 17
Views: 15698

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

When will we see finalized logistics, format, schedule, etc?
by quizbowllee
Tue May 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

bretthogan43 wrote:I'd like to wish the best of luck to West Point and Good Hope as they represent the great state of Alabama (and Cullman county!) at SSNCT this weekend. Go warriors and raiders.
Thanks, man. We did our best.
by quizbowllee
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WPHS Spring Invitational (SCT-18 Apr. 21) - Cullman, AL
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

WPHS Spring Invitational (SCT-18 Apr. 21) - Cullman, AL

Coaches/Sponsors: I am inviting you to our final (probably) High School Scholar's Bowl Tournament of the school year at West Point High School in Cullman, AL . The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 21. This tournament will use NAQT set SCT-18. They may be slightly more difficult, but sho...
by quizbowllee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

In fact, I was actually very impressed and satisfied with the set that was played this Saturday at the MS State Championship. Sometimes, I am sort of put off by some of the answerlines and questions in NAQT sets as I feel that they're not really relevant enough to be asked about (that's a personal ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

As of this morning, I am officially taking over as head coach of West Point Middle School. Therefore, I will now be coaching West Point's Intermediate (5th grade), Middle (6th-8th), and High (9-12) teams. My head is still spinning that this happened so unexpectedly. I'm looking forward to working wi...
by quizbowllee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

jonah wrote: [*]Quizbowl pays the bills
If only that were true for me....
by quizbowllee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Here's the deal on SMART III - it's the last of the SMART Trilogy. I can't put myself or my players through this again. We MAY do a SMART "reboot" in a couple of years, but we will NOT do another house-write for a while. Here's the story of how it came to pass that there was virtually no fine arts q...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Point Invite - Dec. 9, 2017 (IS 171-A) Cullman, AL
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

West Point Invite - Dec. 9, 2017 (IS 171-A) Cullman, AL

Dear Coaches and Sponsors, I would like to invite your team(s) to the 6th Annual West Point Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at West Point High School in Cullman, AL. The tournament is open to all teams consisting of players in grades 12 and below. There will be separate aw...
by quizbowllee
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

For what it's worth, this is my personal Top 10: 1) Hoover - I struggled with Hoover/James Clemens for the top spot. Sharath is awesome. But, Hoover has four power players. I have to believe that ultimately a well-balanced TEAM will be able to defeat an individual powerhouse in the end. I could be w...
by quizbowllee
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: I need an EXTREMELY easy set of pyramidal MS/ES questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3959

I need an EXTREMELY easy set of pyramidal MS/ES questions

We will be hosting a middle school invitational on Nov. 3 this year. I'm in need of a VERY easy set of pyramidal questions - a set that would allow 5th graders who have NEVER played or even practiced more than a handful of times to get most tossups by the end and have a ppb over 10. Does anyone have...
by quizbowllee
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Never mind.

I will be meeting with the team next week and making decisions about SMART III and our Fall/Winter NAQT tournament. Conflicts keep popping up.

Stay tuned.
by quizbowllee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 16030

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

SMART III: The SMART Knight Rises at West Point will officially be on Sept. 30.

Our fall/winter NAQT Invitational will probably be Dec. 9.
by quizbowllee
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 51651

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Team Alabama Rosters: Team A: Venu Reddy (Springwood) Will Parker (West Point) Rishik Hombal (Hoover) Judson Christopher (Southside) Team B: Sharath Narayan (James Clemens) Joseph Jun (Hoover) Andy Kong (Hoover) Peter Scalise (Indian Springs) Team C: Jared Stinson (Dothan) Kohan Lovett (West Point) ...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 29, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50867

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

As to the spoilers, I'm sorry. Once again I don't think we have a formal policy on this, and I'm not so sure we should — surely quiz bowl will always have a major component of knowing what happened in creative works. However, I will add this question to our (enormous) list of things to discuss over...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50867

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

This may seem silly, but I'm actually serious: Can NAQT please NOT write questions with major spoilers to new movies? At least give it a year. I'm a pretty big horror movie fan and was (and still am) planning to rent Get Out soon. I had avoided any plot points at all. But, the bonus on that movie ga...
by quizbowllee
Sat May 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34361

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Dothan ends our season finishing top 4 at the TV Scholars Bowl tournament, losing to James Clemens by 40. Although they will be losing me, the top scorer, 3/4 of our A team are Juniors who will be returning next year and I am sure Dothan will be competitive next year. I am very thankful for all the...
by quizbowllee
Mon May 15, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34361

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Stats are up from our tournament on Saturday:

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=8206
by quizbowllee
Thu May 04, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 51651

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

I may be just overlooking it, but I can't seem to find the actual rules of the NASAT tournament anywhere. Does it follow the PACE NSC format and rules? Is there anywhere where the rules are posted so that I can familiarize myself with them?

Thanks.
by quizbowllee
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 51651

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Alabama will have 3 teams. Two will be funded by ASCA and the third will be funded by the kids on the team.
by quizbowllee
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 51651

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Odds are, Alabama will have 2 teams. I'm working to coordinate everything at this time.
by quizbowllee
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 34361

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

I will be coaching the NASAT team this year. Everyone interested, please e-mail me at [email protected].org with "NASAT" in the subject line. Once I see how much interest there is, we will decide the best method of team selection. ASCA will pay entry for one team. If there is enough for a "B" team, we ma...