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by mithokie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to PACE qualification procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Changes to PACE qualification procedures

The changes that are being made are as follows: 1) State tournaments will now qualify the same number of teams as other tournaments. State tournaments that follow a qualification procedure will not automatically qualify every team that qualifies for the state championship, but the appropriate numbe...
by mithokie
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10
Replies: 83
Views: 14044

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10

Auburn High School probably will not be hosting the EQuInE III since I will begin teaching at Blacksburg HS this fall. So unless the yet to be determined sponsor of the Scholastic Bowl team at AHS wants to host a tournament, I would say that it is likely that the EQuInE will no longer be on the sche...
by mithokie
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22518

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

I think I may have also misunderstood the fact that pretty much every student knows the formula for such a sum also. Again, my bad. I think this is actually where one of the big mis-understandings occurs. As a math teacher at a small rural public school, I believe that the majority of students do N...
by mithokie
Fri May 29, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33515

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

The supporting argument I give for my contention is that in the notably unbiased It's Academic tournament which my team participates, certain coaches and teams seem to have top teams year after year. If the speed factor of this tournament were simply a randomizer which didn't involve some sort of t...
by mithokie
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Roanoke College (VA) Invitational (4/25)
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Roanoke College (VA) Invitational (4/25)

I got off the phone with one of my team's players at about 12:30 (I was unable to attend this one), and this tournament is over. Several teams dropped out at the last minute and it ended up being just two teams. The decision was made to play a best of 7 series. Salem beat Auburn in the first match a...
by mithokie
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County
Replies: 47
Views: 6722

Re: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County

What time is the tournament starting, or more appropriately, what time should we be there? I need to know for arranging transportation.
Thanks!
by mithokie
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10
Replies: 83
Views: 14044

DC/MD/VA Date Claim 09-10

08/22/09 08/29/09 09/05/09 09/12/09 Rumble on the Pike @ Richard Montgomery (NAQT IS-86) 09/19/09 09/26/09 Tournament @ UMD (HSAPQ #8) 10/03/09 10/10/09 SAT Date; Fall Novice Tournament @ Maggie Walker 10/17/09 TJIAT @ TJHSST (HSAPQ #9) 10/24/09 Walt Whitman HS; Fall Novice Mirror 10/31/09 11/07/09 ...
by mithokie
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11881

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Just for clarification, is NCOAST only open to North Carolina schools? (Isn't it your effective state championship?)
by mithokie
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL State results
Replies: 39
Views: 4339

Re: VHSL State results

Regarding AJ's Comment: I answered the Albigensian Crusade question, and then they asked me to spell it. I spelled it Albeginsian, and was marked wrong It was not a case of the reader not knowing the rules; after the match she said she was trying to check for consonants when she asked you to spell i...
by mithokie
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5858

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

Does anyone have any info on NAQT States beyond Will's post stating that 3/7 is the date? Does anyone have registration information, such as the fee schedule, in particular?

Thanks,
by mithokie
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6953

Re: VHSL Results

Yes, this year is double-elim again. There is a good chance that we move to round-robin at state next year (pending final approval by all of the folks that need to approve it).
by mithokie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County
Replies: 47
Views: 6722

Re: RAPPoff Inaugural Tournament 4/4/09 at Rappahannock County

Auburn High School is expressing interest.
by mithokie
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6953

Re: VHSL Results

Since we have results from all of the 4 A regions, here is the A bracket for 2/28

1st round brackets for VHSL A State

Nandua vs. Lebannon
Rappahannock Co. vs. Auburn
Radford vs. West Point
Honaker vs. George Mason
by mithokie
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6953

Re: VHSL Results

Region C Tournament Saturday January 31, 2009 Parry McCluer HS Buena Vista, VA Round 1 Higland Co. BYE Auburn defeated George Wythe by Forfeit (George Wythe never showed up... we don't know why) Radford BYE James River defeated Patrick Henry Round 2 Auburn defeated Highland Co. 240-105 Radford defea...
by mithokie
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 5111

Re: Getting coaches to care

I will echo that it would not be acceptable for students to compete under the supervision of a parent or without supervision at all at my school (in Virginia) as well. Transportation is not as big of an issue for us as it is for the gentleman from Alabama. I can drive my team to competitions in a co...
by mithokie
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6953

Re: Results

http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/192060

The link is to an article about the TRD scholastic bowl tournament.
by mithokie
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results
Replies: 47
Views: 6953

Re: Results

The Three Rivers District Scholastic Bowl Tournament was held Wed. Jan. 21, 2009 at Auburn High School. The results are as follows: Round 1: Auburn d. Eastern Montgomery 210-175 Radford d. Floyd County 295-95 Round 2: Auburn d. Floyd County 210-150 Radford d. Eastern Montgomery 350-105 Round 3: East...
by mithokie
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving Bonus Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Improving Bonus Conversion

After 4 tournaments, I have definitely identified low bonus conversion as a problem area for my team. There are two matches in particular that I can point to that we had abysmal bonus conversion on that turned matches we probably should have won into matches we lost. (Listing these as BHrd/Bonus Poi...
by mithokie
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 5133

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

Rather than have a load of e-mail requests for the set, would you be willing to post the set on the quizbowlpackets.com site?

Just a thought.
by mithokie
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11248

Re: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Bob,

Do you have times set for registration and an approximate ending time for the tournament?

Thanks
by mithokie
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27582

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Is there any way for you to share data entry duties with some others? I imagine there are many of us who would not mind taking some time to enter data for the Byko's Quizbowl Quotients. I don't know if the data entry is an easy task to share or not, but if it is shareable, I will volunteer myself to...
by mithokie
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 9087

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

Fred Morlan wrote:
AdamL wrote:Sorry to interrupt this train wreck, but:
AHS Eagles wrote: Thanks to Douglas for enlarging my cannon
Yeah, I'm mature like that
hehehehe
Although it was at my expense, I laughed out loud at that one.
by mithokie
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 9087

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

While this is not the popular opinion of the majority (or vocal minority/vocal majority???) on the board, I have to agree with David that there is a place for computational math toss-ups in quizbowl. To me it seems like a gaping hole in the distribution when they are completely left out. I also know...
by mithokie
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Now that we have been PACE certified as well, I can add that automatic bids to the PACE-NSC have been won by Cave Spring A and Robinson A. Congratulations!
by mithokie
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

I think Blacksburg kind of got lucky/unlucky, depending on your point of view, in finishing second in your AM bracket, since it guaranteed you a top 6 finish, but put you up against 4 tough opponents after lunch. In a similar way Winfield A got stuck in the 7-12 bracket by virtue of their losing the...
by mithokie
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

The links to the stats are as follows:

Preliminary Rounds Standings
Standings after completion of all afternoon rounds

The Stats page above does not include the final match, but will be updated Monday to include the final matches stats.
by mithokie
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Final Results... Stats themselves will be posted Monday. Apparently, I left the score sheet for the final match at school. Affirmed Bracket 18th: Saint Stephens (1-8) 17th: Cave Spring C (1-8) 16th: Winfield B (3-6) 15th: Bassett B (3-6) 14th: Rappahannock County B (4-5) 13th: Bluefield (4-5) Barbar...
by mithokie
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Update After Lunch: Top 6 from AM rounds Collegiate (5-0) Honaker (5-0) Rappahannock County A (4-1) Cave Spring A (4-1) Robinson (4-1) Blacksburg (3-2) 2nd in group won circle of death tie break Middle 6 Winfield A (4-1) 3rd in group lost circle of death tie break Bassett A (3-2) E.C. Glass (3-2) Au...
by mithokie
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Tomorrow is the last day to register. If you want in to the tournament, please e-mail me.

Thanks,
by mithokie
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27582

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Do you have a web address for the new location of the 2007-2008 rankings? It's nice to have last year
s ratings as a starting point for balancing pools for fall tournaments.
by mithokie
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Klepsydra
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Klepsydra

I saw the note in the last NAQT newsletter about Klepsydra. I haven't found anything else about it on NAQT.com. Does anyone know anything about this?
by mithokie
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Te Field List is updated, we have nearly tripled last years attendance! If anyone else wants to register, please be aware that Wednesday is the last day to register.
by mithokie
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Registration will run from 8:30 until 9:00 AM. We aim to start the first matches at approximately 9:15 AM. Concessions will be sold on site for lunch. I do not have the complete details on an ending time, but the scenarios I have imagined have us done by 4:00 PM. I will send all coaches more informa...
by mithokie
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19496

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

One of my players lost a pair of glasses Saturday. I already sent an e-mail to Will, but for wider coverage I was wondering if anyone might have picked up a pair of glasses at the end of the tournament.

Thanks,
by mithokie
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Today is the last day for early registration and the accompanying $10 discount.
by mithokie
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19496

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

I will echo congratulations to Will on a well run tournament in his first go as TD. For constructive criticism, I would recommend that you improve your pre-tournament communication with the teams. Perhaps you can have another person from the UVA team serve as a communications director. I felt very i...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Round Robin Schedules
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Round Robin Schedules

I have been working on making scheduling tournaments easier for myself, and I realized that what I was doing might be useful to other tournament directors out there. This should be particularly handy if you have a last minute addition or no show and need to re-do schedules at the last minute. I made...
by mithokie
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

That's great news! We'll be happy to see Rappahannock Co. there. Also, this is a good time to remind everyone that Monday is the last day to turn in early registrations if you would like to receive the $10 discount on registration.
by mithokie
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19496

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Auburn HS is definitely brining just 1 team and 2 buzzers. We might have a moderator to bring. I will let you know ASAP if we do.

Thanks!
by mithokie
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8540

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Snail mail invitations went out Tuesday and should be arriving at schools very soon if they have not arrived yet. I wanted to remind everyone that the early registration deadline is Monday 10/27/08. If you want the $10 discount make sure you send me a registration form by then. A check can be sent w...
by mithokie
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008
Replies: 81
Views: 15812

Re: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008

Is the set clear for discussion? I've got one pretty hillarious neg for the bad negs post, but I don't want to discuss it too early if there are other teams that have yet to play the set.

Thanks,
by mithokie
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 10 Team Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: 10 Team Tourney

Thanks for all the input. I've got one more strange scenario for y'all. I simulated a 10 team full round robin last night, because I like to work my ideas out in a fake tourney before I apply them to a real tournament with real people. I ended up with the following: 1 team 8-1 3 teams 7-2 1 team 6-3...
by mithokie
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 10 Team Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: 10 Team Tourney

What would be considered the "best practice" for resolving the ties in a 10 team tourney when you have 12 packets to work with? If we have 9 packets burned for the round robin. That leaves us 3 to use to resolve the teams with tied records. Obviously 1st place is essential to resolve, but what other...
by mithokie
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 10 Team Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

10 Team Tourney

I was writing a long post about this and accidentally deleted it. Since time is now short...

How would you run a 10 team tournament?
by mithokie
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Expanding the High School Circuit
Replies: 28
Views: 2923

Re: Expanding the High School Circuit

While we are offering lists, I have lists of mostly public high schools in TN, WV, VA, and NC available. I would be happy to share portions (or all) of them with anyone who contacts me by e-mail. I am getting ready to send 366 invites out for EQuInE II. I am hopeful that this will bring some new tea...
by mithokie
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl v. Trivia
Replies: 85
Views: 15192

Re: Quizbowl v. Trivia

What if J.K. Rowling goes on to write some later works of academic merit? (I doubt that she will, but please entertain the question.) Do the Harry Potter questions then go on to become askable as the giveaway clues on a question full of these hypothetical academic works that Rowling might someday wr...
by mithokie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19496

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

You can add Auburn HS to that list as well. I haven't yet determined the number of teams, but we should have at least 1.
by mithokie
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17835

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I agree that outreach is key. I think it is very good that Shawn is our commissioner for VHSL, since he has certainly done some things to encourage the circuit to those coaches that are completely satisfied with VHSL. The rules meetings become mandatory every year starting next fall, and these meeti...