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Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20586

DumbJaques wrote:I buzzed once on a bounceback with my head during a playoff consolation game and later saw my team beaten to a buzz by an opposing player's forehead (we were all buzzing the "normal" way).
The ever battle-ready opposing team
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Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

Congratulations to Sam Lederer (TJ), who won the second annual Summer Singles tournament by defeating Chris Ray (RM). In the consolation finals, Humza Kazmi (RM) took third and Michael Braun took fourth. Much thanks to everyone who showed up to play, from near and far; and a more specific thank you ...
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

No cost to attend--due to the generosity of college quiz bowl teams' assistance, you don't have to pay, just like last year. I was reluctant to post a field because I'm waiting for a word from five or six more people who have expressed interest. For now, here's a list of registered players. Evan Sil...
by trial and error
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

Just to clarify, the date is set at Saturday, August 6. People who had confirmed the tournament for the other date: you must send another email (contrasedative at gmail) unless your name is Evan Silberman, Dan Wright, Michael Braun, Daniel Rowlands, or Chris Ray. Though this tournament was originall...
by trial and error
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

Word on the street is that August 6 is the preferred date— i.e. , I am told that more people will be away for other weekends in August than the first one. Please register now (email me) so that we can get a sense of how many people to expect. Everyone who indicated interest before should also have...
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Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32226

Richard Montgomery returns Chris Ray, which is reason enough to worry, but they've had nothing but solid performance from their non-A teams the past two years, so I'm sure they can ably replace any lost seniors (I know that Humza and at least one of the girls on B team were seniors, but are there o...
by trial and error
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

Due to sufficient interest but insufficient attendance / registration, the tournament will be postponed but not canceled. Prospective dates include the weekend of August 13/14 (either Saturday or Sunday, not both). My reasoning is that I think that is one of the last weekends before people leave for...
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Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

ATTENTION: Date: Friday, June 24, 2005 Time: Let's start at 8:45 a.m. Location: University of Maryland at College Park (rooms and buildings TBA; I will email you with the necessary information before the tournament) Registration: Email me right now , but no later than Wednesday, June 22, with your ...
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Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320065

Kenny G for Bruce Springsteen.
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Mon May 23, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Blair 'Last Chance' Its Academic Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3304

Wasn't this cancelled?
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Sat May 21, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC Summer Singles
Replies: 14
Views: 7634

VA/MD/DC Summer Singles

DC area quiz bowlers: If there is enough interest, the second annual DC area summer tournament will either be held at the University of Maryland at College Park sometime soon. Invitation uses the same criteria as last year: Anyone who played high school quiz bowl on a local A team—or powerhouse B ...
by trial and error
Sat May 21, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38701

WJ - 595; RM - 475; Blake - 455.
by trial and error
Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38701

Finals are a repeat of last year's semis between WJ, Blake, and RM.

The games will air May 28, June 4, and June 11, right?
by trial and error
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson for an A/B finals finish by 4:30 p.m. Playoff brackets and any other available stats will be posted shortly—this stat delay can be half-explained by some unusual circumstances (college visits, anyone?). Thanks to all the parents, players, and student volunteers ...
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

What are you asking? Dress code? Costume suggestions? I believe nudity is illegal in Maryland, if that's what you mean.
by trial and error
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

whats a power bracket? The top 2 teams from each bracket advance to the playoffs along with 4 wildcards (16 total). Rather than play single-elimination, teams will be placed in 4 groups of 4 for a 3 game round-robin. The top team from each playoff bracket will then advance to a 4 team single-elimin...
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

Actually, National Cathedral will be at this non-televised tournament.

Is RM being represented if we're hosting it? It's not like you will be playing against us.

Are tournaments called "It's Academic" in other parts of the country like our local TV show?
by trial and error
Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

Edited to note playoffs format. We currently have 30 teams registered. Teams that still wish to register are encouraged to send in an email ([email protected].mcps.k12.md.us), but we wish to work with field sizes of even numbers, preferably in multiples of 5 or 6. The tournament will include five p...
by trial and error
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

This is what the field looks like so far: Blake* Blair* (2 or 3?) Centennial (3) Eleanor Roosevelt* Georgetown Day School Gonzaga* Hammond (2) Hayfield Paint Branch Quince Orchard Reservoir Spotswood (2) Thomas Jefferson* (4) Walt Whitman (2) Walter Johnson (2) * Teams that have given informal indic...
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Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320065

Viagra for Swiffer

Enemy of the People for The Prophet (after a distinctly un-Norwegian name)
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Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 9634

Quiz bowl serves as an extra motivator for classes you don't really want to take. Subjects that don't immediately seem useful are more exciting when you can show off what you've learned afterschool. Besides, if you're good enough, you can get away with not studying for quizzes. (Assuming, of course,...
by trial and error
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38701

I'm looking forward to babysitting duty. We probably won't be coaching so much as feeding them facts before a tough round or otherwise bossing them around. I want to see RM A, but the teams have remarkably similar schedules, so I'd probably end up watching the same opponent twice. I'd take a strong ...
by trial and error
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38701

These types of questions are great for teaching thinking skills. While knowledge is a significant part of the game, the game wouldn't be nearly the same without the buzzer. Being able to reason through a question or see where it's going faster than the next player is an unmistakable part of the gam...
by trial and error
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38701

What about States?

Within the top eight, RM B beat Blake, who beat ER, who beat RM A, who beat Gonzaga, who beat RM B. RM C beat WJ A, who beat Blair A, who beat ER, who beat RM C.

I thought IS-51 was kind of strange, but it's still a pretty competitive region.
by trial and error
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Site fundraising--UPDATE 2-21
Replies: 28
Views: 14787

I can probably convince my team to be interested in two or three sets. And forget tournaments; think of the fashion statement you can make at school. Make those math geeks in your class jealous. Will the wristbands have "HSQB" or any other such phrases in addition to "BUZZSTRONG"? And more important...
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18562

4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery

Mark your calendars or memorize this date! Richard Montgomery High School will be hosting our second annual Rumble on the Pike on April 23, 2005. We would like a more geographically diverse field this year, so if any far-flung teams would like to test themselves against the best of the Mid-Atlantic ...
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Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Montgomery County Academic Beltway League
Replies: 8
Views: 5470

What's the highest score in Beltway history?
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Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RichMo Stakes: 11/09/2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

[Deleted for a really strange instance of double-posting.]
by trial and error
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RichMo Stakes: 11/09/2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

The field filled up a few days ago:

Whitman
Howard
QO
Blake
WJ (2)
Northwest
Paint Branch
Magruder
Sherwood
ER
Wootton (2)
Rockville
BCC
Wilson

Rules meeting at 3:15; first round at 3:30.
by trial and error
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RichMo Stakes: 11/09/2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

Because of the way prelims are done, it's better to have a field size that's a multiple of four. Twelve seemed a likely number, but if there's a lot more interest, we do have the resources to increase it to sixteen or twenty.

Oh, and it'll start around 3:30, not 3:00 (as originally stated).
by trial and error
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RichMo Stakes: 11/09/2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

RichMo Stakes: 11/09/2004

Richard Montgomery High School will host its first afterschool tournament, RichMo Stakes, on November 9. 2004. We welcome any teams able to make it to the school by 3:30 pm. Format: double round robin. Everyone will be placed in brackets of four teams each, where you will play three preliminary game...
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Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JIAT II brief Results
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

TJ tournaments are my favorites because they're so efficient. I can't think of another such complicated tournament that ended early or on time. I did take issue with some questions, but I know you guys didn't write them, so it's not like it's your fault or anything. (We're not supposed to talk about...
by trial and error
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anyone planning a tournament 4/23/05 in Balt.-DC area?
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

Richard Montgomery High School is planning to hold the second annual Rumble on the Pike that day.