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by DVader
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I think you mean NAQT Chicago and PACE Orlando, and we'll be at the latter.
by DVader
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Whose prom are you going to? James from Indian Springs is going to be at my prom and I'm taking a girl who's on the Florence team, so SB will be well represented there. Too bad the tournament is going to be really short. If we had known it would only take that long we might've gone. Of course, SB to...
by DVader
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I'm kinda surprised so few teams could come. Must be a lot of people having prom this weekend. I know we and Bob Jones have prom and I'm sure a number of other schools have it too this weekend. To think, people kept from scholars bowl by prom. It's so unstereotypical.
by DVader
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama High School Beta Club State Convention - Quiz Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Yeah, that's correct.
by DVader
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45530

The Alabama School of Fine Arts is not on the list and we qualified twice and registered but haven't sent money or roster yet.
by DVader
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama High School Beta Club State Convention - Quiz Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Out of curiosity, were you or any of your team members at the 2001 National Junior Beta Club Convention because I seem to recall that Lee had a Beta Club trophy from that year on his shelf in his classroom? I was there on the Rosa Scott Middle School team out of Mississippi. We got 2nd that year and...
by DVader
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I enjoyed that ride, although you should invest your line time in Test Track and Mission Space, IMHO. I haven't gotten to ride Mission Space yet though, but I've heard it's awesome.
by DVader
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Congrats to Indian Springs for their victory at ASCA State and to all the teams who made it there. For my 2 cents on the debates, I think math is good in limited quantities. Scholars Bowl math usually isn't that hard and tests players' knowledge of mathematical concepts, which is an important part o...
by DVader
Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Records
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

Alabama School of Fine Arts: 55-13
by DVader
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Ah, no surprises there.
by DVader
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I heard from one of my friends that in her pool (she's from Florence), Holy Spirit, Southside, and Brindlee Mountain made it to the playoffs. Other than that I have no idea what happened.
by DVader
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Congrats Lee. What other teams were there?
by DVader
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

He finally got a reply back from Mr. Bobo today. It basically said that the Mississippi and other out of state teams could not compete at NAQT state since that would keep other in-state teams from competing.
by DVader
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Harry Nelson. He's the black haired one on the team. I know most of the other members too.
by DVader
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Steven, How did you get in contact with Bevill State? My friend at Madison Central in MS and St. Andrew's coach want to attend and have emailed him but have gotten no response so far. ASFA won't be attending NAQT State due to conflict with prom and in order to have as much money as possible for PACE.
by DVader
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

At the last two ASCA states I've seen Grissom pull off some pretty crazy stuff in the playoffs. Two years ago in their quarterfinal match against Clay-Chalkville they were behind the entire game until the last round when they got on fire and answered almost all the questions in that round, securing ...
by DVader
Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Grissom because the persistance method of prediction is 70% accurate. Indian Springs would be my second candidate because they have played very strongly all year and are at their peak strength.
by DVader
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Ok , the other two aren't totally surprising either. Pelham is a pretty good team, and Southside made it to state last year although they only won one game, but teams like Hoover and Vestavia and Oak Mountain not making it is a bit surprising considering their performance at district and other tourn...
by DVader
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Wow, that's a pretty crazy combination, except for Springs and JCIB. It's also slightly unexpected, but when has this year ever been as expected? It's also slightly depressing, but i don't care too much about it at this point.
by DVader
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Anyone know how Muscle Shoals ended up doing in the playoffs? I know they played Catholic first but I never heard if they won or not. Also who did CCA beat before they played us?
by DVader
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

They're a pretty good team but I don't know how far they advanced in the playoffs so I can't give a really accurate assessment of their performance. They did beat us and HC All Stars but both of the games were pretty close so the games could have gone either way. I'd really need to see them play mor...
by DVader
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

How's this for irony? Results of the Huntsville City Invitational: 1st: ASFA 2nd: Covenant Christian Semifinalists: LAMP and ? This tournament was a good end to my team's regular season. We played very well all day, except the round against Muscle Shoals, which we lost, but we did beat the Huntsvill...
by DVader
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

That's a really big shame about CCA not making it to state. They were one team I thought would make it all the way to the state playoffs at least. On the bright yet cynical side, at least we're not the only ones left out. Maybe this will lead to some reforms, but I kinda doubt it. The current system...
by DVader
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 13999

I'm pretty sure the correct answer to 14 is Salazar. Also, the author of the worksheet (not me) did not want to include states because he thought it would make the worksheet too easy for the championship round.
by DVader
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 13999

Yeah, it's nice to know that y'all care a lot about this worksheet and the tournament in general, but I think we've gotten about all the feedback we need. Yes, we had some reader problems, but we also had plenty of good readers too, and we're not the first tournament to have a number of readers not ...
by DVader
Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 13999

OK, I take back my comment about y'all not being followers of national politics. Not knowing some really obscure facts about some Senators reflects absolutely nothing on your political followings. And good luck with the Young Democrats of America chapter, that would be an awesome accomplishment. Als...
by DVader
Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 13999

Yeah, sorry about the readers. We could barely get enough people to have the minimum to run the tournament so we couldn't be very choosy about the quality. As for the questions, I agree that we had a few messed up ones but for the most part they were decent. I looked at the senators work sheet after...
by DVader
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 13999

9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results

Results:
1st: Covenant Christian
2nd: Brindlee Mountain
Runners up: LAMP A and Oak Mountain

I'd like to hear some feedback on the tournament. What did y'all think of the questions, moderators, format, etc? What did you like and dislike and where do you think we could improve for next year?
by DVader
Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

My coach emailed out a list with all the teams on it this afternoon to all the coaches. There are going to be 24 teams total. I know Covenant, LAMP, Springs, Hoover, Vestavia, Catholic, Austin, Mountain Brook, Oak Mountain, Holy Spirit, St. Claire County, Vincent, Hartselle, Opelika, Decatur, and a ...
by DVader
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

District was by far our worst performance of the year, considering our 3 firsts, 2 seconds, and 1 third and two bids to PACE nationals. We played hard (we did have a 100 on one worksheet, a 400 point game, and the second highest point total in our pool) but missed crucial questions in close games th...
by DVader
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Results for Jeff State District: Pool A: 1. Oak Mountain 2. Pelham 3. Hoover Pool B: 1. Indian Springs 2. Vestavia Hills 3. JCIB Alternate: ASFA This shocking turn of events happened because we got owned by Springs in the first round, lost to Vestavia by 2 questions in the second, and lost to JCIB b...
by DVader
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320644

My coach told us the guy that flew the kite with the key was Einstein at practice yesterday.
by DVader
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I think my team has a pretty good chance of making it out of district, along with Hoover and Indian Springs, and a the rest I'm not so sure about. My former team should be able to make it to regionals. And Lee, I think your team'll do well but y'all will have to fight for it a bit. BTW, can you repo...
by DVader
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I think they wrote their own again this year actually. No idea how good they were though.
by DVader
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Speaking of questions, does anyone know who is writing the questions for the regular ASCA high school tournament this year?
by DVader
Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I believe that this year they moved ASCA State to Jefferson State Community College over in Shelby County, a much more central location than Northwest Shoals. That's what the minutes from the ASCA Board meeting said. As for the Birmingham area teams, my team has played many of them and won most of t...
by DVader
Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I think CCA would have done a lot better at Athens State had their captain been there for more than the last round. Because of his absence they lost to Bob Jones but he came just in time to beat us. They definitely do deserve ranking in the top tier. And we did beat Indian Springs once this year, al...
by DVader
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LAMP Invitational, Jan 8, 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 7131

I seriously doubt any Alabama team will win a national tournament this year. The top Alabama teams definitely can be competitive on a national level, but I don't think any of us are good enough to challenge the likes of Dorman or TJ. We almost beat Walton A in the finals, but they got the last quest...
by DVader
Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LAMP 2005 SAC Tournament Results
Replies: 9
Views: 4516

The score in the final game was actually 270-235. Walton was far ahead for most of the game, but my team made a rally and was only behind five points going into the last question, which was an easy one that Walton beat us to the buzzer on.
by DVader
Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/4/04 Brindlee Mountain Varsity Tournament - N. Alabama
Replies: 20
Views: 10236

I didn't really mind the repeats either. We did have one very close game, where we lost to Indian Springs by 10 points. Going into the last question we were down by 40 but we managed to answer the tossup and then on the bonus we only got 2 out of the 3 bonuses (stupid Yuan dynasty). Our other games ...
by DVader
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Thank you for the compliments Lee. BTW, does anyone know what teams are going to attend the Athens State tournament on Friday?
by DVader
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Results from the Holy Spirit Invitational: Varsity 1st place: ASFA 2nd place: Brindlee Mountain 3rd place: Indian Springs JV 1st: Indian Springs 2nd: Buckhorn 3rd: Brindlee Mountain Overall, good tournament, good questions, good teams. We had our first loss of the year against Mountain Brook, but it...
by DVader
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

It might not have been Byzantinian mythology but I'm pretty sure it was from a Middle Eastern country. The derivatives were like y=x^3+sin(x)+e^(2x) (Disclaimer: I don't remember the exact equations from the questions so this is just an approximation) and were a disproportionate amount of the questi...
by DVader
Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Results from the Austin Tournament today: Finals: ASFA over Bob Jones 290-130 Consolation: Randolph over Catholic B Good tournament except for the questions from :chip: , which featured Byzantine mythology and multiple 4th derivative of trig function questions which no one, not even my team's reside...
by DVader
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

We at ASFA had our first tournament today at Jefferson State Community College, which we won easily with a 6-0 record. Admittedly we weren't facing any top tier teams, but it was still a good kickoff to the season for us. We'll be at Austin tomorrow which should be more telling of our strength. BTW,...
by DVader
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

I heard from my coach yesterday that Russellville will not be having their tournament this year due to lack of a high school team, and that Brindlee Mountain would be having a tournament in their place. Lee, what else do you know about this and other things at the Coaches' Conference?
by DVader
Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improbable but Correct Answers
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Against LAMP at ASCA State:

(While thinking Albany the whole time)

Mod: ... 1814 gathering... in this city in Connecticut.

Me: (Buzz) Uhhhh... Hartford Convention

Mod: Correct.

My random thought allowed us to win the game by 5 points.
by DVader
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Jonathan from Daphne graduated and so did Eric from Bibb County, so their program futures are uncertain. Looks like Cullman didn't suffer too much from losing their captain.
by DVader
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Yes and no, Nick. The old stalwarts sans Russellville are still definitely going to bring a lot to the table, but they have some new competition from upstart teams like Brindlee Mountain and CCA. Congratulations to Bob Jones for their performance, but I think they're going to need a better test to d...
by DVader
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 04-05 Alabama Teams
Replies: 263
Views: 111068

Congratulations on defeating my former team, Lee. I would have loved to have been there, but ASFA is just starting up practice this week. Anyway, last year, Grissom also won at Buckhorn and the Bob Jones tournament. They also make up the majority of the Huntsville City All-Stars at the Huntsville Ci...