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by Matthew D
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

I know several of the parents were talking that they would like it if Grissom would go to more tournaments like the one that we had on Saturday.
by Matthew D
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results Alabama NAQT Middle School State
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

They seemed have a good day..
by Matthew D
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results Alabama NAQT Middle School State
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Results Alabama NAQT Middle School State

Here are the results from the our 1st NAQT Middle School State. 1st - Whitesburg Middle School 301.5 PPG 2nd - Brindlee Mountain Middle School 235.0 PPG 3rd - Russellville Middle School 148.0 PPG Individual Scoring was Kyle Clark Brindlee Mountain 735 total points Mark Hertenstein Trinity Presbyteri...
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

I'm planning on hitting the one in TN myself.. closer for me..
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

I have to agree with Tegan on those.. I know I would like to attend a workshop if it had those topics...
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43944

lol.. guess we are on our own... :lol:
by Matthew D
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: End of Year Tournament at Brindlee Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 6249

Well dang.. sorry to hear about this Lee...
by Matthew D
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Congrat Andy, Mark, Amanda, and Decker... and last but not least Lee. Awesome job..
by Matthew D
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer tournaments at UTC: survey re best dates
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

I'm might be able to put my crew in for a tournament in August...
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

I will have to admit with it being Easter weekend things would be harder. I would have been taking my new bunch there except for the fact that we helped with a tournament that that particular set of questions were used and I didn't catch it until after I had committed them to help. (have to do the P...
by Matthew D
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

not us.. but we will be at NAQT state next year for sure..
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Need some help fellow coaches... I was contacted by the coach at Northeast Alabama Community College about help recruiting scholarship players for her team next year. She would like to start in Jackson and Dekalb county but I have a feeling if you have some that might fit the bill, I could forward t...
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

On a side note for the NAQT Middle School/JV state I have the following teams that are coming for sure Pizitz (1) Trinity Presbyterian School (1) Scottsboro JH (2) Whitesburg Middle (1) Brindlee Mt Middle (3) So far the JV all I have gotten is a few maybe's with Brindlee Mountain HS having 2 teams. ...
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

If Kyle can step up with the support cast he has, I think you guys will be good. Tiffany and Rylee will need to play like they are capable of doing.
by Matthew D
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Steven your whole post sums up a conversion my wife and I had the other day. She is just getting into the whole quiz bowl world and she was remarking about the number of teams that just have 1 or 2 players that seem to do all the scoring, which got me talking about what you talked about
by Matthew D
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 6333

Congrats...
by Matthew D
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

I thought it went well... except for waiting on Hartselle to show up
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Readiness for Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Lee knows I agree with "go early, go often" thinking
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Hey Steven, Can you email me at matthewd44 at hotmail.com I need to ask you a favor it you can swing it
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Tents and sleeping bags Lee... just go camp on the grounds :smile:
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Thanks Lee.. I appreciate it. I will be emailing coaches in the AM about the specifics of the tournament. And I am like Lee it is kinda of disappointing that we didn't get that many middle school teams but some of may have been the timing of the tournament. But I feel that next year that we will hav...
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 43944

I would like to see some thoughts on this myself due to the fact that I am starting down that road of having both next year, if all goes as it should.

But Lee, I think some of that just came from your unique situation when you first started coaching your present group.
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Starting A New Team (help needed)
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

I am just wanting to say thanks for starting to work on this.. I know there are some pretty good players at UA right now that might be able to help you if you ask..
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26555

Personally, If I have to worry about the other coach trying to cheat me during a match, then I really need to change professions.. I know it happens but I really HOPE that the person that is coaching a team does have some small amount of HONOR...
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

I am now wondering what our pool will look like..
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

From the email that I got there looks to be around 36 teams or so, 6 pools of six..
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: newbie Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5455

I will agree that those sites are great when you are looking for questions.
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cell phone rules/policy
Replies: 16
Views: 6112

Well I suggest to all of the people that are watching to at least turn their phones to vibrate so that the players don't have to listen to it.. I also told my players that phones were off...
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Host
Replies: 15
Views: 7272

This is a gem of a site that was posted on here earlier but I like it for doing brackets and other things
http://www.collegequizbowl.org/schedules/
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: newbie Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5455

I was in your shoes about 6 months ago but I had coached at other schools before.. First Make sure that you have clearance with your principal and the board.. I ran into that one and had to miss my first tournament because I didn't know that I needed board approval. then you have some good suggestio...
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: End of Year Tournament at Brindlee Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 6249

I know that I have told Lee I would be bring at least 3 teams if it happens
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

Well I didn't really mean to either but I have a tournament for my middle school team this coming Saturday
by Matthew D
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXI - March 18, 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

Actually HD.. you are very wrong about the Spring Break being universal, this year has been the first year that I have had spring break with my family and that is just because I changed systems. Also, as I went to GA today for a visit, I counted at least 3 systems that were in school this week. As f...
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question sources
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

could you post a picture of it please.. I would like to see what it looks like. I am in the market for a new one very soon.
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Yes most of North Alabama is pretty active in Quiz Bowl. Just make sure you guys try to come up next year. I know that Lee will be having at least one HS tournament and one middle school tournament. I will be also hosting at least 2 middle school and 1 HS tournament next year at Scottsboro. Congrats...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

you have got to be kidding me... 95 points..

Lee, sorry about not going on at ASCA
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results 1st Annual Mustang Bowl CC
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Results 1st Annual Mustang Bowl CC

Northeast Alabame Community College hosted the 1st annual Mustang Bowl

Winner in a very close match was
Faulkner State CC A

2nd Snead State CC Gold
3rd Bevill State CC Blue

Overall it was a great tournament with some very great matches all day long.
by Matthew D
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What constutes good quiz bowl?
Replies: 32
Views: 13592

I will agree with you on your statement Reinstein.
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

If they are playing at their top game.. I would hold out for my guys at BMHS.. then CCA, followed up by ISS
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63580

Actually I am now very interested in your workshop since that is the future plans to finish up my EdS sometime in the next 3 years then move on to my PhD

But we will both look through the bylaws and see if we can find something that might help up out
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63580

Lee and I have been trying to think of a way to get either of us on the board but right now we are not seeing much of a way UNLESS we can get some of the coaches that play in ASCA but don't attend the regular meetings to come and voice their opinions. As for outside influences, I don't know if that ...
by Matthew D
Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63580

Lee part of the problem with the spring tournament is the time of year. I don't think that it would the question length would be an issue if it were earlier in the year. My bunch actually prefer the NAQT length question over the shorter "buzzer slapper" type questions. As for the changes that we hav...
by Matthew D
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

I was in the A pool upstairs.
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63580

I would assume that the professional development would have to based around the fact that quiz bowl is based in academics and using quiz bowl as a motivational tool to engage the students OR we could just use the route that most of the coaches use.. you need to be there for a briefing on the rule ch...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 63580

I would think that most of the question would be recall. But I would argue the fact that if more of the students could recall the facts, then the it would be somewhat easier to get to the higher steps on the Taxonomy I like Teagan's idea on an evolutionary process to get rid of bad quiz bowl. It mig...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26555

Dr Chuck,
I like you suggestions. I guess the time I been listenin to NPR does help.

Reinstein, thanks for the examples...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

Well I am semi happy with how we did yesterday. Steven, I wish I had known you were down there.. I would have at least said hi.. True Lee but I better starting getting some interest on this from the teams.. Right now I have only heard maybe's from Russellville Pizitz Alabama Ave Rainbow Cullman Brew...
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26555

Some of that comes from NOT seeing the words in print and but have heard them before.. I have this problem myself. Also, reading outloud is a skill that we don't use as much as we once did. I like the clinic idea myself, I know I would be right there at anything that would help me to become better.
by Matthew D
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26555

Just wondering could you give us some examples of what would be on the test.. question examples
by Matthew D
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185025

They were in the other pool, so I didn't get to see them play.. so thanks for the info