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by quizbowlmike
Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scheduling and Sporting Events
Replies: 18
Views: 10680

I really think, however, that a lot of you are, for lack of a better word, being cowardly about this whole thing. Not cowardly, realistic. I really challenge you to see how bad parking, etc. really would be if you put some work into it (e.g. you'll need to get a building not right next to the stadi...
by quizbowlmike
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open academic tournament at UTC: NAQT HS NCT Mirror 6/25/05
Replies: 10
Views: 6469

I can give you the top 4 for the first day's tournament: Vandy, Emory, UT alums, and Chad Money et. al. I didnt stick around for the playoffs due to the long drive I had ahead of me.
After that, I think just about everyone beat just about everyone else.
by quizbowlmike
Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48816

I'm not entirely sure if this is how PAC does it, but for the state tournaments in FL, teachers from a number of different counties that send teams have to write questions. I would assume PAC is doing it the same way. So, the questions are written by high school teachers. Most of the judges are also...
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Nationals Debate.....
Replies: 25
Views: 14742

The more apt analogy in tennis is if there were one good grasscourt tournament and one good claycourt tournament, as well as two other tournaments where you hit softballs with canoe paddles and sometimes the line judge throws a second ball onto the court because he doesn't like you. In addition, th...
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48816

PACE science is 12 questions out of each 58 question match or 20.7 percent. Does Panasonic really have more? I believe their distribution is 4 science and 4 math questions per round (20 questions). They are treated as seperate catagories which is why it may seem like there is an abundance of math/s...
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48816

the large panels of judges What's the point to this? I understand why there could be a need of a judge for language questions and possibly math... but if they have protest of the actual academic information, almost every single time, they take a break, someone leaves the room and finds a computer t...
by quizbowlmike
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48816

Florida probably didnt gripe too much about the A/The switch because they are used to getting shafted by the Panasonic format, it's unfortunately our state format. Also, the lack of buzzing in is generally the accepted best strategy in FL. A neg that takes away the full point value of the question, ...
by quizbowlmike
Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48816

A Member of the Wedding (by Carson McCullers) instead of The Member of the Wedding wow, that sucks for team FL. so that was a 30 point swing for an incorrect article... which probably wouldnt be counted wrong in most normal high school tournaments. Thirty points puts FL at 228 and gives them first ...
by quizbowlmike
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18136

As a scorekeeper both days, I'm glad to hear the praise of the staff. Hats should really go off to Chris Borglum and the recruiting job he did in putting together a good deal of the staffers. From what I remember there were moderators there from UF (5), FSU (1), USF (3), IRCC (3), Valencia, and prob...
by quizbowlmike
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 112282

If you guys are looking for more high quality tournaments to attend that are out of AL, you can feel free to head on down to FL. The University of Florida puts on a pretty good sized tournament (70ish teams last year in two divisions) with near 13 rounds of play for all teams.(NAQT style, no powers,...
by quizbowlmike
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Saturday results
Replies: 7
Views: 4861

Their average margin of victory in their second day bracket was 501 (which is more than any other team in either bracket averaged for total ppg). I think the final score was something like 530 - 145? but i'm not positive.
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45848

Is anybody else out there getting a little worried about tropical storm arlene?

(maybe i'm just paranoid from living in FL for too long)
by quizbowlmike
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81707

Could someone translate for me who the TJ A players actually are? Ice Man, Maverick, Goose, and Rabi would be... ? (and please dont say Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, ...)
by quizbowlmike
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81707

Not all of us can listen to it... so can someone please give some results to that?
by quizbowlmike
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81707

Has TJ played in any college tournaments this year? I know last year their team played at one and came in second, going 10-2 (i believe) with both losses to Maryland. Perhaps TJ should just play in the ICT next year instead. Oh, and I would really appreciate it if no one talked about the questions (...
by quizbowlmike
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45848

The state of Florida didnt have nearly as many tournaments this year as it usually does due to "inclement weather" in the fall. I was surprise Ransom Everglades didn't sign up because when I talked to them after they destroyed everyone in our spring NAQT state championship, they expressed interest i...
by quizbowlmike
Wed May 25, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Can anyone recommend a particular 2x4 lockout buzzer system?
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

Get the Judge. I have a Zeecraft, a Judge, and a Quizmachine, and out of those, the most reliable and easiest to set up and put away is the Judge. I've gone through all three of them being broken and fixing the Judge was the easiest; with a set of small screwdrivers it's usually quite easy to fix on...
by quizbowlmike
Fri May 20, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open academic tournament at UTC: NAQT HS NCT Mirror 6/25/05
Replies: 10
Views: 6469

Thnaks Raj, it's good to see you havent completely dropped off the face of the earth.

The date I was going off of was on the GT website, which I hope is outdated.
by quizbowlmike
Fri May 20, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open academic tournament at UTC: NAQT HS NCT Mirror 6/25/05
Replies: 10
Views: 6469

I dont know if you've noticed but June 25th is supposeofly the date of NATSSO. I know I would attend UTC's tournament if it was not on the same day as GT's tournament, which I've already committed to going to and written a packet for. Is there anyway the date of your tournament (or possibly theirs) ...
by quizbowlmike
Tue May 17, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45848

If you get in a jam and dont have enough, just let me know and I can probably get 3-5 buzzers and a few college readers from UF.

-Doug
by quizbowlmike
Mon May 02, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 tournaments
Replies: 9
Views: 4910

The University of Florida is having its fall tournament at its usual time... the first weekend of December, so Friday, Dec. 2nd and Sat, Dec. 3rd.

Contact: Stephen Jackson, Tournament Director
Email: stomperjax at yahoo dot com
by quizbowlmike
Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida CAC Results
Replies: 12
Views: 6329

Do any other states have state tournaments where the participants can win money?
by quizbowlmike
Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida CAC Results
Replies: 12
Views: 6329

Florida CAC Results

Florida's state county championship is the Comissioners Academic Challenge (CAC) which took place this weekend. There are three divisions based on enrollment of each county's school system. The format is that of Panasonic. The results are as follows: Division III Final 1. Gadsden 239 2. Jackson 230 ...
by quizbowlmike
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals
Replies: 16
Views: 9818

Florida will most likely not be in attendance. We probably couldnt put together too strong of a team anyways with Raj not playing.
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 19105

Speaking as a former college precalculus TA, a class where i raised to powers is covered, the answer is wrong. In precalc, you are always suppose to rationalize the demoninators, which clearly isnt the case with the sqrt(-1) down there. But, as a calculus TA, that would be acceptable. Generally, in ...
by quizbowlmike
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 249794

Just because a state's allstar team makes it to the finals most years at panasonic does not really say anything about that state's quizbowl program. For instance, I'm sure just about everyone will agree that Florida is no where near a top tier quizbowl state. Granted there are lots of teams and ever...
by quizbowlmike
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 18065

Reasons not to have bouncebacks: -I remember many years ago when i was playing for a team that really didnt know that much and we were playing in a tournament with bouncebacks. when we were playing against a good team and they negged early, it was to our advantage not to answer the question because ...
by quizbowlmike
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on the South-East...
Replies: 11
Views: 6309

If you're talking about teams from the southeast, you'd have to include Brookwood. They did beat Walton at their only meeting this year that I know of. But if you want to talk about the strongest region, I think it will be Virginia/Maryland/DC again. Has Milton been anywhere this year? I remember th...
by quizbowlmike
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 77590

You're all welcome to come to UF. We have an excellent engineering program, a pretty good history program, and the proper ratio for anyone interested in that :-) Also, I've heard many of the older members of our team will be leaving so the majority of our team will be fairly young and everyone will ...
by quizbowlmike
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6442

We are all extremely sorry about that. I was waiting for Napier to put up some official results somewhere because what I posted is about all I know about the final results in Div 1, since I was over in Div 2. I would only hope that he would make some mention of the unfortunate error in his write-up....
by quizbowlmike
Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement- UF Fall High School Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6442

Brief results:
There were close to 60 teams in attendance, 16 of which were Div 2.

Div 1
1. Brookwood
2. Walton
3. Rickards

Div 2
1. Rickards B
2. Lincoln
3. Gulf Coast
by quizbowlmike
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

As for going to PACE, generally you have to qualify, which if you do well at our fall tournament this weekend, you will do that. Otherwise, you'd have to ask Dr. Chuck for an at large bid. And of course the entry fee is something like $400 with discounts available. I'll give you the info next weeken...
by quizbowlmike
Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

I was under the impression that Fall Brawl took place, I had friends that read for it. At least so they said, I guess it's possible that they decieved us all just to travel to exotic Perry, FL for the weekend... i hear Perry has a Walmart now.
by quizbowlmike
Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

FL teams supposeofly in attendance:
Okeechobee
OWCC
Rocky Bayou
Trinity Catholic
Vero Beach

None of which made the elite 8 unfortunately. Beyond that, I do not know.
by quizbowlmike
Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

seeing as there are very few people from FL that regularly post, I'll add what i know. There have been a couple of FL tournaments so far this year and at least one that was exclusively high school--Taylor's Fall Brawl. I've heard the University of West FL is trying to get a tournament together, but ...
by quizbowlmike
Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13366

How about when the A team switches with the B team because they think the B team got a better draw in the tournament seedings?

You may scoff, but it happened by a certain "D" team from SC 4 or 5 years ago.
by quizbowlmike
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Star awards
Replies: 5
Views: 3901

At USF there were trophies for the top 3 individuals in each division.
by quizbowlmike
Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Results --
Replies: 8
Views: 5967

At USF it was Final Standings: Rnk Team W- L 1. Florida A 11- 1* 2. Florida State A 11- 1* 3. Florida B 9- 3 tie Florida C 9- 3 5. Florida State B 8- 4 6. Polk CC Green 8- 4 7. Manatee CC Blue 6- 6 8. Valencia CC A 5- 7 tie Florida State C 5- 7 10. Valencia CC B 4- 8 tie Saint Leo 4- 8 12. Valencia ...
by quizbowlmike
Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teaching your kids
Replies: 4
Views: 3635

I know exactly what you're going through. Last year, my team would not study or go out of their way to learn anything extra. Heck, some of them even stopped going to classes as seniors. The only way they are going to pick up stuff and try to learn it on their own is if they want to. Getting them to ...
by quizbowlmike
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Tournament Results
Replies: 9
Views: 5593

non-responsive should not be a rule in quizbowl. if your light is on, you should be able to answer.
by quizbowlmike
Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Important Subject
Replies: 13
Views: 8279

History- A very smart man once told me, "Everything is history."--J.R. Barry We all know that it depends on the format and on the level of play. But, getting the most bang for your buck would probably have to be: JV - World Capitals, American Lit, and US History Varsity - European History, simply be...
by quizbowlmike
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 323049

Me: name this north dakota city named after a german statesman.
Her: Fredrick William (although, she was drunk, in her defense)
Answer: Bismark
by quizbowlmike
Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best National Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 3133

Best National Tournament

see question above. feel free to elaborate as to why you made the choice you did.
by quizbowlmike
Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

and like i said, you're a good team in the southeast, but i wouldnt say so nationally. who did you lose to at savannah--milton or taylor (both left off the list, as well as brookwood)? st. louis, you guys should have gone to NAQT or PACE. i'm sure there were some good teams there, but quite honestly...
by quizbowlmike
Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

What about them? They were a pretty good team this year in the southeast, but did they even go to any nationals?
by quizbowlmike
Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

Two major problems with that are strength of the tournament field and difficulty/style of the questions. i was thinking that i could get away with avoiding the strength of the tournament field by taking into account the size of the tournament, i.e. the number of teams participating. but, if it is t...
by quizbowlmike
Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

quiz bowl teams (hobbyists or not) don't always have the money to travel cross-country to play. Yes, there is fundraising, but there's also a requirement of time and, often, a teacher willing to give up part of his/her summer. Many of us are fortunate enough to have schools and communities willing ...
by quizbowlmike
Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

so what would be a good formula for computing the top teams? the BCS at least has human polls to base things on as a starting point.
by quizbowlmike
Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

if you would like to write the program for that or do the computations for it by hand, be my guest. to really do what you are suggesting, you'd need to have the entire record of every team including every team they've played and the score of every match, plus the question type. i think this BCS for ...
by quizbowlmike
Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35573

If Walton and Milton attended either of the two nationals i took into consideration, they most likely would have been put into the honorable mention group, depending on their preformances. I was thinking about adding you guys (Brookwood) in there, but you didnt do so hot at NAQT. I know you guys wer...