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by First Chairman
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2006 thread: how about a town hall?
Replies: 0
Views: 1630

PACE 2006 thread: how about a town hall?

I guess if I don't get that many suggestions, I have one outside of the usual "let's find a place to practice" suggestions. If you are not aware, I am also involved with science/education issues. One of the things that has interested me is the dichotomy of the nature of quiz bowl (recall level of Bl...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 286800

As Noah and others have mentioned, the best way to make change in this format is to stay involved after you are no longer high-school eligible. Learn about the game and run tournaments when you are in college. Learn to write questions properly. Develop a critical eye without developing a too-critica...
by First Chairman
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XIII Results
Replies: 12
Views: 5981

Or even at PACE NSC. I would ask that you keep your marching bands at home. :)
by First Chairman
Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40496

I'm sure you won't be the only one checking.

Remember, at the NSC, "there's not a bracket of death. They're all brackets of death." :cool: :twisted:
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40496

NCSSM is about 20-30 min away from RDU airport. I haven't really set up the schedule yet, but I would suspect as usual we'll be done around 6pm.
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA strategic meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

December 30 location and time

Rob Whaples at Wake Forest has graciously agreed to host the NCATA strategy meeting for Friday, December 30, at 2pm. The room location is Carswell 118. A map of the WFU campus can be found at http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/maps/campusmap.gif. The parking lot just past Carswell Hall (building 18) should...
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14442

So as I keep learning more about computer-based tests...

So do you all keep the old KMO disks/tests? Do you go through them before the real "test day" so that the students know what to expect (including all the puns)? It may be interesting to see how reliable the scores are.
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40496

It is June 17-18, the weekend after Panasonic. It should be listed on our website http://www.pace-nsc.org . If not, let me know.

Actually it is posted on our website, but not on the front page: http://www.pace-nsc.org/results.html has both the 2006 and 2007 dates. :)
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14442

I would be very surprised if any of the top 50 teams had this sort of assistance. Of course, if the teacher is inclined to give this sort of "help", then it's on the teacher's conscience on whether he/she adheres to the "honor code." Besides, how does one actually enforce such an honor code for KMO?...
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 286800

I see Mr. R has voted NT #2 on his latest BCS ballot. :razz: :cool: :grin: (for those who don't follow sports: cf Mack Brown's last BCS coaches poll ballot)
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA strategic meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

NCATA strategic meetings

If anyone from North Carolina has not received an email, I am organizing a set of meetings for coaches and interested students/parents/administrators to help guide the direction of developing the North Carolina Academic Team Association. The meetings are tentatively scheduled for... Saturday, Decemb...
by First Chairman
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Hooray, Question security.

The thing is... should we even be mentioning any 2005-06 NAQT sets until the end of the year? Unless NAQT gives us clearance, I don't think it's proper for us to even be discussing those questions. Technically, same thing holds with :chip: 's questions unless they are publicly available (like his Qu...
by First Chairman
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40496

PACE NSC Announcement #1

Registration Information Teams that wish to compete in the 2006 PACE NSC should pay attention to any listed registration deadlines. NCSSM insists on strict adherence to these deadlines by all teams and volunteers. Registration Fees per team $350 for maximum 6 players NO EXCEPTIONS $275 minimum entry...
by First Chairman
Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A QB Utopia
Replies: 18
Views: 8876

If we're going into some sports analogies, the concept of "club" like European sports is (supposedly) organized would be interesting. Rather than have specific high school and college play, find a way to integrate everyone who wants to play the game into teams. Of course in my ideal world, the game ...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina NAQT State Tournament - 25 March 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3326

Oh just letting you know, the Duke AF is that day too.... oh well.
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 PACE NSC info thread
Replies: 93
Views: 40496

2006 PACE NSC info thread

Giving everyone a heads-up, I will be posting information on the 2006 NSC in this thread in the relatively near future. I do know that there has always been discussion of seeing if there are any activities that can be scheduled on the Friday evening before the NSC. PACE itself will not try to schedu...
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Business of TRASH
Replies: 21
Views: 10713

Geez... I really ought to moderate this board better. I have no clue what is true in this thread, but obviously you all are walking the line and not sending me into "banning" mode. As a bonafide old person, I recognize how hard it is to get the younger folks to actually take the mantle of leadership...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40902

I would point out some of the neater, newer stuff is published with Science and Nature's News & Views sections. I would warn anyone that you do need to have a very solid basis in your science before throwing something up as a tossup there. But I would suggest that (as a study hint) any of the molecu...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT High School Math Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7575

In my experience, math calculation questions are the least answered of any tossup question ever given. Unless the mathematics is exceedingly easy (like sixth grade, it seems), very seldom will a category of math calculation tossups (or bonuses) be answered. In addition, mathematics is not really tau...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Asking TD's for specific team matchups
Replies: 9
Views: 3960

As a TD, I consider a number of different things when it comes to pairing readers with teams, but I usually do NOT consider requests FOR pairings. Rather, I try to avoid conflicts of interests and other problems as much as I can. Consequently, no coach can read her his/her team in a match. I do cons...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40902

I'll let JP discuss the issues of biology and medicine editing for qb. As for the diversity of question-writing for biology, I agree there is a lot of diversity in topics covered in "biology". On the other hand, I don't know how many evolutionary-developmental biologists there are there. I'd enjoy a...
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29108

I'll admit it's been a while since I've gone to TRASH tournaments or in general most tournaments (job thing, you know). I'm just giving my personal perspective from a few years ago when I hosted TRASHionals in Cleveland and my familiarity with some of the people involved with whom I am friendly. But...
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's 16th Annual ACT I Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

I haven't contacted Dr. Chuck this year but last year (and our tournament format hasn't changed), top finishers in Spotswood's ACT tournaments were eligible for wild card bids to PACE. You might contact him to see if this is still the situation. We are in the process of considering changes to the b...
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29108

and another thing! those smug people at TRASH don't even ask for feedback! ACF editors answer every little question, complaint and rant (Seth Teitler sure has a lot of patience). NAQT solicits feedback. Did anyone from TRASH post asking people what they think? No. So self satisfied. They could care...
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament- Results
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Wait... didn't University of Western Ontario run a HS qb tournament before?
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 95182

Question-editing We have been asking for a means of internal question-editing and control. Anthony de Jesus once offered to organize one such site five years ago, and no one really put him up for it. It is very hard to do this with people who are currently and actively playing; what we need are desi...
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tossup length
Replies: 6
Views: 5957

The reader and player is your audience.

There's the vantage point of writing with respect to the player. How long is a normal person's attention span when it comes to playing this game? It is pretty hard to keep one's attention beyond 20 seconds, and for readers, anything that looks like an entire page of justified text is mentally exhaus...
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 186238

And I know who won (because I was there :) :) :) ).
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: feedback idea
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Paul, join the club. I would be interested in helping out but designing such a survey has a danger of being loaded upfront.

But I would absolutely HATE processing paper-based surveys. One could do it with a web-based survey, but the design has to be thorough and well-conceived.
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

Well, we're going ahead with DAF on March 25... sorry it has to go up against districts, but hopefully next year it won't be a problem. That puts NCOAST into late April, and I'm seeking a host site for that. I'd like to try NCSSM since they are hosting PACE NSC, so hopefully that can be a "dry run" ...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duo tournament??
Replies: 11
Views: 4993

I've done it once before at a tournament with two doubles teams playing rather than a full foursome.
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this a legal practice in Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 23
Views: 11383

When I played College Bowl (TM), we would all write down the word "RECOGNITION" to remind us to wait until our names were called by the judge. As for remembering equations and formulas, strategically you should do it when confronted with a relevant question on the topic. Otherwise it could be rather...
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl 05-06
Replies: 28
Views: 14004

Case v. Duke HSCS results

In case you hadn't seen them in the Regular Season Tournaments subgroup, I have posted the results from both the Case and Duke HSCS tournaments. It's interesting to see how each subfield did, and certainly the difference between adult and student performances. But it is a bit surprising how some tea...
by First Chairman
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

The tournament is something that I and a few Case folks invented ten years ago. The name High School Celebrity Shoot was a result of a humorous serendipidous viewing of Charleton Heston's Celebrity Shoot (on ESPN) while we were in the hotel preparing for College Bowl Regionals. [Poor Joe Mantegna......
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

I'm in favor of mirroring if people want to collaborate on this. The more the merrier for sure. :)
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

High School Celebrity Shoot challenge

Anyone who would like to take up the challenge of the High School Celebrity Shoot Biography Tournament Preliminary Test, please let me know. I can email folks a copy of the test. You have to be on the honor system of course, but you can unofficially compare your score against other scores from stude...
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Case High School Celebrity Shoot results
Replies: 0
Views: 1790

Case High School Celebrity Shoot results

I realize that we haven't posted the Case HSCS results from October 29. Team results 1st Detroit Catholic Central (team #14, 1304) 2nd St. Ignatius (#28, 1159) 3rd Detroit Catholic Central (#15, 1109) 4th Copley (#11, 970) Individual finals 1st Joulia Shuk (Copley, #10 seed) 2nd Nick Galea (DCC, #1)...
by First Chairman
Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot: NOVEMBER 12!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Duke High School Celebrity Shoot final results

Teams 1st Raleigh Charter (11, 1460) 2nd Arendell Parrott Academy (26, 1142) 3rd Raleigh Charter (21, 1073) 4th Richmond Senior (13, 1026) Individual Finals 1st Chris Hoersting (Raleigh Charter, #2 seed) 2nd Spencer Burdick (Richmond Senior, #8) 3rd Bryan Brooks (Arendell Parrott Academy, #3) 4th Na...
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

So tentatively Duke Academic Festival is on March 24. Figuring out how to do NCOAST in late April. Any suggestions are welcome.
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duo tournament??
Replies: 11
Views: 4993

Nitpicky...

I'm going to be very nitpicky with this...

Like tennis, it's called DOUBLES! Sheesh!!! :)
by First Chairman
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot: NOVEMBER 12!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Okay, we're up to 128 total people (112 students, 42 freshmen/sophomores).
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot: NOVEMBER 12!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Where are more teams??? :)

Okay... you all have pulled through a bit... but I still am wondering where some schools are on the roll call: Arendell Parrott Academy (8) Cardinal Gibbons (8) Chapel Hill (12) Clayton (8) Hertford County (7) Jordan Matthews (21) Millbrook (4) North Carolina Science and Math (TBA) Raleigh Charter (...
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

I'm in favor of more events and not fewer... especially if it's more quality events. If it's a problem of our own making, it's a great problem to have.
by First Chairman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Websites/Places to Find Round Robin Schedules?
Replies: 8
Views: 4512

I used to have a nice DOS program that I got free years ago that would set up schedules fairly easily.
by First Chairman
Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

I knew there was something weird about that date. Of course on my calendar, the following weekend is Duke-Carolina... then Ohio Academic Decathlon... hmm... Would there be objections to a REALLY late schedule? DAF in late March, then NCOAST ... I hesitate to think when I could run that, but if someo...
by First Chairman
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 44144

It's too bad we don't have "helmet stickers" on the occasion of similar "landmark" performances.
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

Yeah.... I knew it was some number around then.
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches' Corner
Replies: 90
Views: 44144

You make it fun. You make winning a "desire" to have fun. Then you make the methods necessary for you to have fun. :)

Sounds simple, but hard to execute... :)
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

Duke Academic Festival (tentative date)

After a lot of haranging on dates, the tentative date is February 26 (Saturday).

We are also looking into running NCOAST on March 26, so please let me know if there are any conflicts on the schedule for this.
by First Chairman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot: NOVEMBER 12!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Registered teams (with rosters)... Unfortunately my list has been locked in my new computer which decided one day that Windows XP is just too horrible. So it's in 2-week rehab. So according to whatever notes I do have: Registered teams with rosters (adult count is not solid) --- Arendell Parrott Aca...