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by DVader
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09
Replies: 20
Views: 3374

Re: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09

I will be attending as well as a free agent. Does any team need an extra player? Otherwise I will team up with Harry. Hey David John, you might not remember me from your time at ASFA, but I was one of the players on the JV team while you were a senior. I'm currently on a team with Mark Morris (alum...
by DVader
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09
Replies: 20
Views: 3374

Re: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09

I will be attending as well as a free agent. Does any team need an extra player? Otherwise I will team up with Harry.
by DVader
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall Southwest at OU, 11/8/2008
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall Southwest at OU, 11/8/2008

ACF Fall Southwest was held today at OU with a very small but dedicated field of teams. We would like to thank the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy of Austin and Langston University for coming today. The Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy finished first followed by OU B. Full standings and stats are...
by DVader
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29196

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

The ACF Southwest Tournament at OU is still being held. We have 4 teams signed up plus two house teams. Only one team is submitting a packet (Langston). The rest are new to ACF. The teams attending are as follows: Tulsa Langston Central Arkansas Liberal Academy of Arts and Sciences OU (2 teams) Dav...
by DVader
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29196

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

The ACF Southwest Tournament at OU is still being held. We have 4 teams signed up plus two house teams. Only one team is submitting a packet (Langston). The rest are new to ACF. The teams attending are as follows:
Tulsa
Langston
Central Arkansas
Liberal Academy of Arts and Sciences
OU (2 teams)
by DVader
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall Southwest at OU, 11/8/2008
Replies: 1
Views: 823

ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall Southwest at OU, 11/8/2008

The Oklahoma Academic Team is excited to host the ACF Fall Southwest Tournament at the University of Oklahoma on November 8, 2008. Tournament Cost ACF Fee Structure applies ( http://www.hsquizbowl.org/acf/acf.html ): Base fee: $120 Buzzer systems: -$5 each Staffers: -$10 each Laptop: -$10 each (max ...
by DVader
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGED: Boren Cup XXIV (4/26/2008) at OU (Norman, OK)
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Boren Cup XXIV (3/1/2008) at OU (Norman, OK)

After cancelling the tournament this past weekend due to lack of teams, we have decided to instead postpone it until April 26. Details have been updated on the main post and our website. More information to come as the tournament date draws closer.
by DVader
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ICT Warmup @ OU- 4/5/2008
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: Announcement: ICT Warmup @ OU- 4/5/2008

The fee section has been updated on the main post. So far Mississippi State and Tulsa have expressed interest in attending.
by DVader
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ICT Warmup @ OU- 4/5/2008
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Announcement: ICT Warmup @ OU- 4/5/2008

The Oklahoma Academic Team will be hosting a mirror of Maryland's ICT Warmup on April 5th. If you have not read the threads concerning the other two tournaments involved, it will be a NAQT-style timed tournament using questions by Matt Weiner and Jerry Vinokurov written in the style and difficulty l...
by DVader
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGED: Boren Cup XXIV (4/26/2008) at OU (Norman, OK)
Replies: 1
Views: 582

DATE CHANGED: Boren Cup XXIV (4/26/2008) at OU (Norman, OK)

I invite all interested high school teams to attend Boren Cup XXIV, the semiannual high school tournament hosted by the Oklahoma Academic Team at the University of Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 23. This year, Boren Cup will use question...
by DVader
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Sword Bowl Mirror at OU - 2/2/2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Due to Tulsa cancelling their registration just prior to the registration deadline and no other teams other than UTD expressing an interest in attending the tournament, we have decided to cancel our mirror of Sword Bowl. With only two teams from one school attending, we feel that there is not enough...
by DVader
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Sword Bowl Mirror at OU - 2/2/2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Teams Confirmed so far:
UTD (2 teams)

If anyone else is interested in attending, please let me know as soon as possible.
by DVader
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Sword Bowl Mirror at OU - 2/2/2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Announcement: Sword Bowl Mirror at OU - 2/2/2008

The Oklahoma Academic Team will be hosting a mirror of UTC's Sword Bowl Tournament on February 2nd, 2008, a week after the main tournament and the same day as the Drake mirror. It is going to be a standard mACF-style tournament with the question difficulty aimed at novice players although all colleg...
by DVader
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Mirror @ OU (4/28/2007)
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

In regards to our games against Harding, in the first one Harding and we were going back and forth on the scores until the last two questions when they pulled ahead decisively. We were also aided by the question difficulty and a string of really easy bonuses for both sides were we were 30ing left an...
by DVader
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52767

As someone who knows both of them, I'm amused, a little shocked, but not particularly surprised.
by DVader
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

My random picks for the teams making state, based entirely on past impressions and the little snippets of info from this forum: Bob Jones Brindlee Buckhorn Grissom LAMP St. Paul's Baker Springwood ASFA Hoover Indian Springs Southside Russellville Muscle Shoals Florence Holy Spirit At least I got 11...
by DVader
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

Yes, it was.
by DVader
Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

Hey Lee...does Bob Jones still have that asshole from last year that tried to start a fight with every team he played at NAQT State at Marion?...(they beat us by 300...just one of those matches...we were doing well in points...and they just smashed us...they were arguing with the reader about junk ...
by DVader
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

The list has very few surprises on it, at least in terms of the teams I know more about. Three teams that made it to state last year did not qualify for Regionals (Bayside, Hillcrest, and Northridge), but not of those teams were among the top contenders there anyway. From my old district, the teams ...
by DVader
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10944

Apparently the movie is coming out in full release March 9 here in the States. Has anyone seen any other movies with Quiz Bowl depictions? The only ones I can remember are the QB/AD-esque game in The Day after Tomorrow, the College Bowl-like show in the Disney made-for-TV remake of The Computer Wore...
by DVader
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: South SCT (02/10/07) hosted by Ok State
Replies: 28
Views: 14829

Well, after the 9 preliminary rounds, they had the top four seeded teams play each other in a round robin bracket along with having the other similarly lower seeded teams play each other in separate brackets. The fourth seeded team, Texas, lost all their games in the 4 team round robin and they had ...
by DVader
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: South SCT (02/10/07) hosted by Ok State
Replies: 28
Views: 14829

After the end of the NAQT South SCT, the final results were that UT won in Div I with Texas A & M in second. Harding was the undergrad winner. In Division II, there was a three-way tie for first place among OU B, OU C, and Rolla. The teams played tiebreaker rounds against each other but Rolla kept d...
by DVader
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

Anyone know the results from LAMP today?
by DVader
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14379

Austrian diplomat/foreign minister for Metternich. They never ask for any other Austrian diplomats ever. Painter of voluptuous women for Rubens.
by DVader
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

It sounds like a very exciting time. I, on the other hand, will be freezing my behind off cheering for Oklahoma at the Big XII Championship.
by DVader
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

It also doesn't help too much that a lot of the regular contributors to this thread have graduated and not so many have come to take their place. Isn't your tournament this Saturday, Lee?
by DVader
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Embarrassing Answers/powers
Replies: 15
Views: 6770

Personally, I've managed to thirty bonuses singlehandedly on naming all the Golden Girls and their former husbands, My Super Sweet Sixteen, and Stacked. As far as tossups go, yesterday at practice I got The Abyss off of "The Humane Society protested a scene where a rat was held underwater" and answe...
by DVader
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

How did my old team do? Did they even attend? Also, was Bob Jones there in any capacity?
by DVader
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

So how's the quiz bowl scene going in Alabama? I noticed the Hoover Invitational was held a couple of weeks ago and ISS won with LAMP in second. How'd y'all fair Lee, and was my former high school in attendance? If anyone cares to know, I'm now a member of the OU Academic Team and have been to a few...
by DVader
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What happened here?
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

As the captain of the third place team in the tourament (2.5 Men) and the fourth highest scorer (Kareem-Abdul Murdock), I hope to shine some light on what happened. The format of the tournament rounds was 2 periods of 8 10-point tossups with 30 point bonuses plus powers, negs, and supernegs. The fir...
by DVader
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

As far as Bob Jones...they may be good but honestly, who would ever want to play against that pompuous asshole they have returning. (pretty sure the asshole was a junior last year) He nearly started the first SB fight I have ever seen at Marion last year. He graduated last year and now attends UA, ...
by DVader
Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MTV uses HSQB show in commercials
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

I don't know about the rest of you, but a lot of that stuff was pretty run of the mill in my quiz bowl matches, especially the trash talking and hip hop questions.
by DVader
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69931

A little incentive to win ASCA State this coming year: After we won last spring, my coach worked with the state Department of Education to put together a financial package so that the state would pay for our trip. They did it so that it'd be available for future state champions to use for their trip...
by DVader
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20464

I remember meeting him at the Geography Bee in 8th grade. He stood in front of me when they did the group sign off, and during the rehearsal I think I accidentally bumped into him. Back then, he seemed smart, and his appearance did fit the nerd stereotype pretty well. He was a nice guy too.
by DVader
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

The buzzers are little plastic boxes with a single button on top that sit in the center of the table. The 4 team members sit around the table and all place a finger on a corner of the buzzer. The team also has two calculators, a periodic table, and a sheet of constants with them. Each of the three r...
by DVader
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

Here's my overall take on the tournament that I posted in the Panasonic thread: ASFA had a wonderful time representing Alabama at Panasonic. We didn't particularly care for the format of the games, but everything else was very well done. Rounds: In the first round, we came in last mainly due to the ...
by DVader
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25944

ASFA had a wonderful time representing Alabama at Panasonic. We didn't particularly care for the format of the games, but everything else was very well done. Rounds: In the first round, we came in last mainly due to the superb performance of Virginia and Colorado and also because of negs erasing a l...
by DVader
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25944

As a little warning, everyone make sure they bring their rain gear. Florida gets thunderstorms about every afternoon in the summer, and it looks like Alberto is forming in the NW Caribbean right now. The models are showing it hitting central to northern Florida around Tuesday. If it presents any ser...
by DVader
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: high school-to-college thread, redux
Replies: 11
Views: 4957

I know that as a HS coach I would like to know which college teams are active so that I can aid my players on future planning ... http://www.collegequizbowl.org/Maize/ This is the place to go to find out about that. I will be attending the University of Oklahoma, which has a pretty good team from w...
by DVader
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319091

In the ASCA State Finals:

Wrong: Yuri Gagarin
Right: Buddy Holly
by DVader
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25944

We're just dressing up and wearing Alabama lapel pins. As a former Virginian, I would suggest wearing Colonial Williamsburg-style period costumes.
by DVader
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131902

Anyone know the final results yet?
by DVader
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Garnering Interest
Replies: 12
Views: 5455

Another thing that might help is using incentives to get kids to attend practice. I'd suggest offering free food and/or drinks (if your school allows that) at one or two practices to get people in the door. You could also ask your teachers to incorporate a buzzer system into their classroom activiti...
by DVader
Sat May 27, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

Apparently Bob Jones's coach had a scheduling conflict, and they couldn't get another sponsor. That's why they won't be attending. Too bad for them.
by DVader
Wed May 24, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

Snead State also ran an NAQT tournament, but it used an -A set and had no powers or negs. I could see Bob Jones's tournament possibly switching over, but I have my doubts about the rest.
by DVader
Sat May 20, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

Yeah, I noticed our opponents in the first round. We'll try our best the first round and hope for a better lineup for the second round. Luckily with Panasonic you have another chance to qualify for the semifinals if you don't make it the first day.
by DVader
Thu May 11, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

I will be attending the University of Oklahoma and will major in meteorology.
by DVader
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Representatives and All-State Teams
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Team Alabama will be represented by the Alabama School of Fine Arts (We use the state champion instead of an All-Star Team) with the following members:

David John Gagne
Trent Thompson
Jonathan Cobb
Gregory Young
by DVader
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

We'll just be attending Panasonic and not the others mainly because most of the team will be out of the country when the other tournaments take place, and the school should cover our expenses for it. I watched the DVD of the championship match they sent us, and the questions were as bad as I imagine...
by DVader
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184780

Congrats to all y'all at Brindlee Mountain for being NAQT State Champions. I can't say that I'm surprised by the results; it looks like my law of revenge applied itself again (it states that a team will beat a certain team in the playoffs if they lost to them in the preliminaries). Well, now that al...