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by Matthew D
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22780

Some of Asimov's Foundation series was written in the late 50's
by Matthew D
Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Inexpensive Buzzer Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 22271

The light in the middle was more than likely activated by the moderator... I can't tell you the number of times in practice I have accidently hit that timer button. As for the double light up, I have had this happen only 2 time, once in a match. But on other systems I have had this happen also..
by Matthew D
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22780

I just wondering how someone judges a book to be worthy.. and I wasn't meaning for that last post to sound like an attack even though it kinda did...
by Matthew D
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22780

I guess what amazes me it the instant dismissal of any of the works of science fiction. I guess that is the science guy coming out in me but what about David Brin or Larry Niven contributions? How do you judge someone's work? Does Jules Verne fit into anything that would be considered as "good" lite...
by Matthew D
Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29461

Hey thanks for that little bit of help.. Lee will attest to the fact that I can butcher a name in nothing flat.. :wink: :wink:
by Matthew D
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70323

I am planning on taking my team to UTC's tournaments (it's an hour up the road for me) and I am thinking about going to UG's tournament. I want to do at least one major travelling trip a year if we can, but as Lee said budget is tight
by Matthew D
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70323

I am with you Lee, I think he did also.. I we played against him at Snead and he plowed my underage out manned crew
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70323

I will have to wait till we play a few before I can do any assessment but I do think that BMHS should have a good year and I am hoping we have a good opening year at Scottsboro
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20507

Wonder what he would be saying if you forwarded that on to his editor..
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 Alabama Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 8548

James,
We already talked about this on MSN but I am very sure that Scottsboro will bring 3 teams also and please NAQT. The hard thing will be finding a none football weekend in the fall..
by Matthew D
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29461

Okay I will tell you, you are wrong.
by Matthew D
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29461

Sounds like a story that was told to me about a player with a lisp that pronouced something correctly but the other team captain had a fit about it..
by Matthew D
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17657

Actually, there have been several schools in Alabama and across the nation to start teaching the Bible as a lit couse in HS..
by Matthew D
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10851

Addition to the post above, for the most part, mine don't get "burned out" as much as I have parents that get a bit burned out from dropping their kid off every Saturday and I had some that were getting bent only doing 1 time a month..
by Matthew D
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10851

I feel the same way you do, Lee. I was just curious to see how many tournaments everyone goes to over the year.
by Matthew D
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10851

Number of Tournaments per year

I was wondering how many tournaments that your teams try to partcipate in during a given year. Right now if everything holds, I have my team going to ~14 over the span of the year.
by Matthew D
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Inexpensive Buzzer Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 22271

Personally, I have 2 of the judge systems and my bunch like them more that the hand-held type
by Matthew D
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Editing of posts is disabled
Replies: 21
Views: 9941

Crap there goes my spelling edits..
by Matthew D
Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Salary stipend
Replies: 11
Views: 5374

Lee, I would check with Poole and Suzanne and see how much they get, if it were me... then you can use that as a base for your request..
by Matthew D
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24376

I was wondering the same thing.. I will be at the Maryville camp with 5 of my players....
by Matthew D
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 7818

No you have some good points.. paying attention is a very big part of NAQT IMO
by Matthew D
Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 7818

I would also agree with that assessment of agressive play. This is one thing that I see in younger players is the "wait for it" attitude but I keep trying to tell them, you can't wait until you 100% sure or someone else will have already gotten the question.
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SURVEY & RESULTS: Scottsboro AL HS tournament (9/23/06)
Replies: 16
Views: 6759

SURVEY & RESULTS: Scottsboro AL HS tournament (9/23/06)

On September 23, 2006, Scottsboro HS Quiz Bowl team will be hosting a tournament using NAQT questions. It will be an A set. Plans will be for both a JV and Senior High Division. The price will be $70 per team with a $10 discount if you bring working buzzers. We will give out trophies for the first 3...
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28508

I have a hard time understading the burned out arguement... if you really like the game, you would at least try to see what it would be like on the college level. I guess that is one of the reasons that I get my players to help me up at our local CC's quiz bowl tournaments, they get to see the other...
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28508

Unlike in high school, college advisors are not really encouraged to run the team. In my opinion, they actually shouldn't be running the team; it's an opportunity for student leadership, and the students I have had who really took the ball I handed to them have come out much more appreciative of qu...
by Matthew D
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: high school-to-college thread, redux
Replies: 11
Views: 4976

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 ...
by Matthew D
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132043

Boy this thread is going way off track....
by Matthew D
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mailing list: West Virginia Tournaments 2006-07
Replies: 17
Views: 7587

That is sad to hear.. I hope that someone decides to take the mantle and get a team going again...
by Matthew D
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mailing list: West Virginia Tournaments 2006-07
Replies: 17
Views: 7587

Does Oak Hill have a team? Just wondering because my wife has family there
by Matthew D
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132043

Thanks I appreciate it...
by Matthew D
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132043

How did the Alabama teams do?
Brindlee Mountain and Convent Christian
by Matthew D
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Garnering Interest
Replies: 12
Views: 5480

The intermural tournament might work also the teachers vs the students would work also.. problem is getting teachers that would want to play.. I am going to try to do that next year with my junior high team but good word of mouth has been my best friend so far. Get a good core group and it will buil...
by Matthew D
Wed May 31, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament dates 2006-07: survey
Replies: 5
Views: 3052

I like September 30 for for Trevor's Trivia: Bob Selcer Memorial High School Quizbowl and March 17 looks like the only day we could come to the Dennis Haskins Open
by Matthew D
Mon May 29, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40220

LOL.. you have know his C team.. they are a very interesting crew to say the least. And the A and B teams do crack on them about not coming to practice or they did last year..
by Matthew D
Mon May 29, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59871

I do think that a question writer will default to the subjects that they know the best, hence the bias comes in. I know when I am writing questions that I really have to make myself stay to a particular setup or I will end up writing way two many science and history questions.
by Matthew D
Thu May 25, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Practice
Replies: 19
Views: 8734

:lol: Funny I was thinking that would be interesting to have the problem also
by Matthew D
Wed May 24, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185013

Scottsboro HS will be hosting one on September 23 it will be an A packet. I haven't worked out on the where but I will have it posted. Also, I am going to try to have a JV/Middle School NAQT State again next year..
by Matthew D
Wed May 24, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6600

Well I know that I am planning on attending PACE next year with my brand new HS team (read all 9th grade) team/s
by Matthew D
Wed May 24, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 6600

I am going to see if we can get that started over at Scottsboro Junior High next year but I am not going to hold my breathe
If they were held in May we would have to leave during finals but I don't know if I would get the support from our HS principal for my group to leave
by Matthew D
Mon May 22, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185013

Might be possible now...
by Matthew D
Fri May 19, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion on why short tossups are terrible
Replies: 38
Views: 16322

I truthfully don't think that anyone would defend the statement that just because a question is long then they are good questions. I do think that a rich clue set is a must with any good question though
by Matthew D
Sat May 13, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jr. Mustang Bowl (1/27/07) at NE AL CC (Rainsville, AL)
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

I would second the suggest for a Friday date, that would really keep the conflicts down...
by Matthew D
Sat May 13, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournaments Run by College Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

We attended Snead State CC's tournament and we are planning on attending that one, UTC, and I think that Northeast Alabama Community College is holding one next year also.
Snead's had a bit of trouble due to the fact that a team was late and they waited on them UTC's usually runs well
by Matthew D
Tue May 09, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 27955

Personally, out of all the ideas floated, I like the idea of the two date if the field has become so large as to start thinking of restricting the play of any school. While I don't relish the fact of playing against several teams from the ubber schools, I don't want to limit them playing.
by Matthew D
Thu May 04, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185013

Well maybe next year I will be able to add the group with my bunch from Scottsboro..
Dr. Chuck, how do I contact you about aligning my Fall tournament next year with PACE?
by Matthew D
Tue May 02, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Calling people out on behavior at high school tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Excellent points
It really makes no sense to me why we have people that do this.
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer schedule of events (note--do not archive before 8/1)
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Summer schedule of events (note--do not archive before 8/1)

Moderators, please do not archive this thread before August 1, since this thread will be useful throughout the summer. Thanks! --PK I was wondering with my brand new high school team what would be a good schedule to get going in the summer.. I really don't want to burn them out before we get starte...
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40220

I know personally that my team would have problems with moving them to April due to sports.
by Matthew D
Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40220

I think I missed that also. I think I might we will to help as much as I can.
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who's gonna win?
Replies: 38
Views: 17618

Kyle, What you fail to understand is that several of us have to do a ton of convincing to get the adminstration to sign on to the whole quiz bowl package. With that said, you have to start producing in their eyes to continue to recieve funds or even a nod that you are doing anything. So, you are goi...