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by rchschem
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke

I don't know what's going on now. The original date was 10/24, then they changed it to 11/7 since there was already a tournament scheduled for that date. Now there is an email going around asking which date is better. I do not represent the Duke CB team, but they are doing a splendid job of not prom...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke

Duke College Bowl has announced that their mirror of the HSCS will be November 7. Information is at the Duke CB web site.

Moved discussion of non-quizbowl event of interest to quizbowl players to Misc HSQB. --the mgmt
by rchschem
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup--9/26/09
Replies: 13
Views: 3142

Re: Tar Heel Cup--9/26/09

Congrats to Southside. They should be on everybody's radar. They were crazy fast.
by rchschem
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

I'll pass it around. Us and Robinson are usually the only teams that travel that far. We're also still waiting to hear when (and if) Duke will hold the Celebrity Shoot mirror, which is often around that time.
by rchschem
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

(crossposted from the Tournament Announcement page, but with more NC details) The second Bonfire of the Manatees tournament will be held at Raleigh Charter High School, in Raleigh, NC, on November 14, 2009. This tournament is open to any and all high school teams. We will be using an HSAPQ set. Prel...
by rchschem
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees II - 11/14/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Bonfire of the Manatees II - 11/14/08, Raleigh, NC

The second Bonfire of the Manatees tournament will be held at Raleigh Charter High School, in Raleigh, NC, on November 14, 2009. This tournament is open to any and all high school teams. We will be using an HSAPQ set. Prelim round play will be Swiss-paired in real time; teams will play 7 prelim roun...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

The Brain Game taping schedule has been released. If you're interested in playing, contact the producer at braingame AT nc.rr.com. There is only one season this year, with only 4 fall taping dates, and playoffs in the spring.
by rchschem
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science! (Not SCIENCE!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Science! (Not SCIENCE!)

I would second what Andrew said, but carry the textbook idea further: reading textbooks is not worth your time. Maybe you could gain something by looking through the glossary and picking up some vocab. Textbooks really don't contain a lot of the juicy QB information, though. You need something that ...
by rchschem
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Better tournament format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Better tournament format?

Great article, David. This should be mandatory reading for new tournament directors and staff. I'm happy to see how many of those things we already do.

Everyone else: thank you for the comments. Your points are all well-taken.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Better tournament format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Better tournament format?

Norman the Lunatic wrote: That said, in some sense your matchups will be arbitrary because you don't have great seeding data,
That's what I meant.
by rchschem
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Better tournament format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Better tournament format?

Donald: We have used the bracketed approach before, though not with an advantaged final. That would work. David: I know there's no real innovation here, but it's different, if not new, for NC. We'll likely have about 20 teams, and we can do real-time Swiss pairing, and I assume that's better than an...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Better tournament format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Better tournament format?

Tired of prelims + single elim playoff, I am planning a new structure for Raleigh Charter's November tournament. I am interested in the opinions of those who have spent much time considering the minutiae of these sorts of things, as I am square-headed and tend not to see the flaws. Currently, I am c...
by rchschem
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95323

Re: Bad Negs Again

I love the smell of a new quiz bowl season in the morning.

Given this week at practice:

1. NAMBLA for NAACP
2. "...this amendment named for a Pennsylvania senator..."
team 1: 8th
mod: No.
team 2: 13th
by rchschem
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

I have added the Tar Heel Cup, Sept. 26, to the calendar above, suitable for printing.
by rchschem
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

The Bonfire of the Humanities will use an as yet unassigned HSAPQ set for the tournament on Nov. 14. If you are concerned about the level of difficulty at last year's tournament, this should not be a problem. We will have entirely new problems this year, I promise.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

They haven't finalized the taping schedule (as of this earlier this week) yet, but will send out the requests as soon as they do. I suspect it will be easier to get a date as there will likely be the same number of teams applying for more opportunities.
by rchschem
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Word is there will only be one year-long season of Brain Game this year on WRAL. This means 24 matches instead of 18, with the playoffs in the spring. Budget cuts. This leaves more opportunities for you to attend traditional quizbowl events without conflict. Also, WRAL is aware of our announced sche...
by rchschem
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6328

Re: Who is really anti-math?

Dwellers in the Crucible wrote:I have always seen those listed as science.
Potato, potato. If mathcomp is bad for math, then it's bad for science, too, for all the same reasons.
by rchschem
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6328

Re: Who is really anti-math?

I would assume that math calculation also includes specific subject area math calculation like stoichiometry, calculating the velocity of an object falling from height y, etc.? I see no argument that these are justified because you have to know some chemistry or physics to be able to perform them.
by rchschem
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Disregard other date tables in this thread. 08/22/09 08/29/09 09/05/09 09/12/09 09/19/09 09/26/09 Tar Heel Cup, UNC 10/03/09 10/10/09 SAT Date 10/17/09 10/24/09 Speedway Shootout IV, Robinson High School 10/31/09 11/07/09 Celebrity Shoot, Duke 11/14/09 Bonfire of the Humanities, Raleigh Charter High...
by rchschem
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All-State/All-Star Selections
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: All-State/All-Star Selections

Personally, I don't think it's very fair to choose based purely upon something like pp20th Which is why we don't. We rank this performance, which is over the entire season, and provide this information for voters. Voters can write in any player they want or rank the players in any way they want. It...
by rchschem
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Inter et Inter wrote: I would strongly suspect that the Tar Heel Cup will be held on September 26th this year.
Eric Grunden likes this.
by rchschem
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

It was me. I won him $4000 by knowing which Golden Girl told stories about St. Olaf.

I was bummed because I didn't get to talk to Meredith Viera. Curse you, Leeza Gibbons!
by rchschem
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113961

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I do not have a dog in the question format hunt, so I applaud whatever changes the PACE staff feel are necessary to keep producing the high quality packets they do. I am glad to see the bracketing system from this year brought forward.
by rchschem
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 6941

Re: The John Adams Rule

I was at a tournament in Lexington, Missouri and the girl who buzzed for Goethe pronounced it go-eth. The moderator stared at her for a second then accepted it. I have heard other people refer to him as that as well. I assume they just have never heard it actually said and came across it studying o...
by rchschem
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12593

North Carolina 2009-2010

For those of you in NC planning to host tournaments or planning to attend, here are some dates to consider: Bonfire of the Manatees II - 11/14/09 (tentative - this will move if it conflicts with the Brookwood tournament) Belles' Bowl (St. Mary's) - already claimed - 2/20/2010 Right Triangle Open - 2...
by rchschem
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All-State/All-Star Selections
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: All-State/All-Star Selections

I can't speak entirely for NC, but in short, we vote based on performance at designated tournaments within the state (regardless of what out-of-state competitors come in). We are pretty flexible who else we consider, but I think it just boils down to a vote similar to Illinois except we don't have ...
by rchschem
Fri May 29, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 38115

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

Edit: Never mind - problem solved. It has nothing to do with quiz bowl. Does anyone know a Whitney Shingleton who might be associated with anyone who might have gone to PACE? Or is involved in quiz bowl at all? A Raleigh Charter coach found a check from this person in one of our cars and we are tryi...
by rchschem
Thu May 28, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18407

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

I was a bit taken aback by how many things high schoolers kept complaining were "stock" at this tournament... Complaining about a question because you got it early or "everyone in high school knows lines from Holmes's The Deacon's Masterpiece, come on guys!" is silly and leads to the atmosphere whe...
by rchschem
Sat May 23, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Is ACE camp any good? I might recommend it to a few of my freshman if its worth it. Always wanted to go myself, but never really had the time IMO, frequently the people who say they didn't like it generally wouldn't have benefited from it much in the first place. I think it's a good crash course fo...
by rchschem
Thu May 21, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NSC Live Blog - front page of hsquizbowl.org
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: 2009 NSC Live Blog - front page of hsquizbowl.org

If it is a Fred Morlan production you can expect fun and squirrels, amirite?
by rchschem
Thu May 21, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

NC All Star Team

After tallying the votes submitted by players and coaches, I present to you the 2009 NC Quiz Bowl All-Star Team: Peter Schultz (RCHS) Patrick Nolan (Greensboro Day) Sam Spauling (Cobra Kings) Arthur Kim (East Chapel Hill) Richard Deans (Rocky Mount) Kiel Williams (Early College of Guilford) Ben Stev...
by rchschem
Tue May 19, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

pln09 wrote:
Quick question: were there bounce-backs? It looks like there were.
No. It was a time thing - considering the low bonus conversion across the board bouncebacks would have added an hour to the tournament.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon May 18, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Actual results:

1. Raleigh Charter A
2. Cobra Kings
3. Early College of Guilford A
4. Greensboro Day

playoff and prelim stats are up.

Stat note: NE Guilford did not return for the playoffs even though the entire field advanced; divisions listed in the playoff file are irrelevant.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri May 15, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09 - NC All-star voting

Since the field for Saturday's tournament is rather small, I have decided to make the voting for all-star players an electronic affair. On the NCATA website ( www.raleighcharterhs.org/ncata ) there is a spreadsheet file I assembled from all the individual stat records we had for tournaments in NC th...
by rchschem
Thu May 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

NCOAST Field Update!

Raleigh Charter (2)
Greensboro Day (1)
Cobra Kings (2)
"Green Hope" (2)
Western Harnett (1)
Richmond County (1)
Early College of Greensboro (2)
Cardinal Gibbons (1)
NE Guilford (1)

Hopefully more will sign up, but I blame myself for choosing a lousy date.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon May 04, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5574

Re: Bouncebacks?

Matt Weiner wrote:Bouncebacks are fine for keeping everyone in the game
Some areas of the country aren't rich with good teams, and building morale can be important. A more competitive field might not be so receptive to bouncebacks.
by rchschem
Mon May 04, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7820

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

Greensboro Day had plans to go to PACE but ended up not being able to. They are very good this year, but have always had a solid program. I'm glad they represented well.
by rchschem
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Brice: I can hook you up.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Another Great Aukassion (Spring 2009 KMO)
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: Another Great Aukassion (Spring 2009 KMO)

Raleigh Charter had 1827.
by rchschem
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCOAST 2009 - May 16 - rules and details and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: NCOAST 2009 - May 16 - rules and details and stuff

Mod: please move this to the NC thread. Someday I'll figure out this thing.
by rchschem
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NC State Tournament - High Point, NC (5/16/09)
Replies: 0
Views: 530

NC State Tournament - High Point, NC (5/16/09)

Details are posted in the NC discussion thread. The tournament will be NAQT-supplied this year. This is the NC Open Academic State Tournament, not affiliated with NC State University (in case you are confused). This is open only to NC high school teams of any size and flavor. There is no JV division...
by rchschem
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCOAST 2009 - May 16 - rules and details and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 569

NCOAST 2009 - May 16 - rules and details and stuff

North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament (NCOAST) Rules, 2009 Tournament to be held May 16, 2009 Eligibility: A. Schools are welcome to register as many as two teams for this competition, although further teams may be allowed by the tournament director. B. For several reasons, this year there w...
by rchschem
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC

Cave Spring over the Cobra Kings in the finals. The match was tied after the first two parts and Cave Spring pulled ahead in the second half of the TU section. Stats fixed and posted. Prelims are here ; finals are here . There was a problem in the code during the prelims that for some reason tallied...
by rchschem
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Apparently Cave Spring won both the V and JV sides of the Western NC Shootout this past weekend. From Bob Powers' facebook pix it looks like JV beat Freedom and V beat Greensboro Day in the finals.
by rchschem
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC

Field Update: Early College of Guilford East Chapel Hill Northwood Pasquotank County HS Robinson Green Hope Lee County Rocky Mount Cobra Kings Johnston County Middle College Caldwell Academy Richmond County TJ Classical Western Harnett Greensboro Day Cave Spring Northeastern Broughton St. Mary's As ...
by rchschem
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

We will be using NAQT as a question source this year.
by rchschem
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC

The field is up to 15 teams as of today, March 3. There's still plenty of time to register and plenty of space. Early College of Guilford East Chapel Hill Johnston County Middle College Northwood Pasquotank County HS Caldwell Academy Hoggard Richmond County TJ Classical Western Harnett Add to this ...
by rchschem
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

OK. Here goes again: NCOAST will be held May 16 at Andrews High School in High Point, NC. Registration information will be made available shortly. This is the least bad date we could come up with. I know it's the weekend before PACE and only 2 weeks before NAQT nationals. One of these august bodies ...
by rchschem
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Right Triangle Open (3/21/09) -- Raleigh, NC

The field is up to 15 teams as of today, March 3. There's still plenty of time to register and plenty of space.

Early College of Guilford
East Chapel Hill
Johnston County Middle College
Northwood
Pasquotank County HS
Caldwell Academy
Hoggard
Richmond County
TJ Classical
Western Harnett

Eric