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by quizbowllee
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Speaking on behalf of the ASCA Board: 1) ASCA's board has, as previously explained, explored the possibility of an online tournament. Given the number of moderators, experienced personnel, and technical components that would be needed in order to make such an event work, as well as the very limited ...
by quizbowllee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

I want to clarify something: ASCA has postponed our events. That's all that has happened at this time. We are well aware that we may have to cancel them. Personally, I think there is a very strong chance we will have to cancel. I spoke to several board members today. We all agreed that, if our tourn...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Also, the sample packets we received from Academic Hallmarks were nothing like that. They were at least somewhat pyramidal in nature.
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Of course we looked at everything. We discussed for HOURS. You're not giving us any new information or suggesting anything we didn't think of. A significant number of our board members do not believe in the efficacy of online competitions. Even if we DID hold an online event, we would not call it a ...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

I really don't want to get into all this again. This wasn't a unilateral decision and it wasn't an easy one. We have an elected 15 member Board. We talked multiple times for hours. It was often heated. We disagreed. We hashed things out. Then we voted. It's done. I won't be airing that internal laun...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Rescheduled dates for ASCA District and State Tournaments are available on the ASCA website: www.alquizbowl.org We have pushed all tournaments into March/April. Our question provider this year is Academic Hallmarks. Why has ASCA abandoned using NAQT and chosen to use this company instead? After man...
by quizbowllee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Rescheduled dates for ASCA District and State Tournaments are available on the ASCA website: www.alquizbowl.org

We have pushed all tournaments into March/April.

Our question provider this year is Academic Hallmarks.
by quizbowllee
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

FWIW - I have decided not to hold this event on Nov. 14.

We are holding out hope that NAQT will work with us to host this - and our other ASCA events - safely next semester.

I appreciate everyone's input.
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

All that makes sense, especially in regards to NASAT. This whole thing has been enlightening and somewhat surreal. I'm used to being attacked for being too cautious. I'm often referred to as a "sheeple" (among less politically correct slanders against Liberals) for taking the pandemic too ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

Guys, I appreciate and respect you. Truly. I'm not trying to be contrarian or defiant. And I take your comments under advisement. Honestly, right now, I'm leaning towards cancelling and hoping for the best on Jan. 9. Fred - we just can't host this online. We just don't have the resources and staff n...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

So do you want to spread COVID or...? SIGH. No. We are implementing very strict safety precautions and rules modifications. We have been face-to-face, in person at school since Aug. 20. We are following our local and state health department guidelines. There have been very few issues at all. The fo...
by quizbowllee
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Looking for a set - can be "older"

Hello, Everyone! I am looking for a set that can be used on Nov. 14 for a "Glorified Scrimmage" Tournament at West Point in Alabama. Due to the extension of the NAQT moratorium, we are postponing our regularly-scheduled IS-A set tournament to Jan. 9. However, most of the teams still want t...
by quizbowllee
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

With all due respect, there are indeed a great number of sets being produced for this season [upwards of 30, 17 of them being standard "housewrites"]. These range in difficulty from high school novice to high school nationals difficulty, meaning that whatever difficulty level you need sho...
by quizbowllee
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

ASBOT is a house-written set by the Sparkman High School Varsity Team: (Sparkman High School is not affiliated with this tournament, it is independently run by us 4) Andrew Goetz Caleb Ethridge Eshan Pokhrel Rebecca Jensen Why has ASBOT chosen to write a new set for this tournament? The market for ...
by quizbowllee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5914

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

We at West Point usually host our "Winter High School Invitational" on either the first or second weekend of December. Since both of those dates have been taken by ASBOT and Arab, we will be adjusting. I would like to reserve Saturday, Nov. 14 for our tournament. I will contact NAQT about ...
by quizbowllee
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Re: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR

I apologize for the for the noob question, but is there a way for me as the coach to log in and observe my team's matches? I'm trying to learn as much as possible about how online competitions work. Watching over my son's shoulder doesn't seem like the best way for me to observe and learn.
by quizbowllee
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Teams impacted by COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

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: 1294

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: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6797

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: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6797

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 Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

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 Quizbowl
Topic: Understanding Literature as a Category
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

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: 5871

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: 629

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: 5871

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: 5871

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: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13863

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: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13863

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: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13863

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: 5871

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: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13863

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 13863

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: 6035

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: 34298

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 Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 11787

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 (m...
by quizbowllee
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 34298

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: 2226

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: 2226

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: 34298

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: 4095

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: 34298

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: 1788

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: 1788

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 wi...
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: 15952

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: 16568

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: 1322

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: 16568

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: 16568

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...