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by rchschem
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early College at Guilford Invitational--The "Quaker Bowl"
Replies: 23
Views: 3515

Re: Early College at Guilford Invitational--The "Quaker Bowl"

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Did North Myrtle Beach actually come to this tournament? Curious to see if they actually attended one this year finally.
No.

edit: Results are now posted here.
by rchschem
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets
Replies: 35
Views: 4647

Re: Bad Right Answers from vendor-produced packets

rjaguar3 wrote:Getting back on topic:

Two pictures from broadcast WRAL Brain Game episodes.
No fair picking on Brain Game. The fruit hang too low. For example, "Humphrey Bogart is a ____."
by rchschem
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Just finally announcing that NCOAST will be held April 25 at T.W. Andrews HS in High Point. Next year will back in the Triangle somewheres. Registration information, format, and other important knowledge will be made available soon. Eric Really? Cmon guys...thats the same weekend as state Science O...
by rchschem
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational IV (2/7/09) - Concord, N.C.
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Robinson Invitational IV (2/7/09) - Concord, N.C.

We all learned a lot from the several repeated questions.

Thanks to the Robinson staff for running an efficient tournament and still giving us plenty of time for lunch.
by rchschem
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95308

Re: Bad Negs Again

cornfused wrote:
Caesar Rodney HS wrote:See if you can guess why a student legitimately thought his answers might be right.
The two parts that make up a lycan, I take it. One of my teammates had a similar wrong bonus answer the other day.
We can be slaves or we can be...Lichens!
by rchschem
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

What's going on in NC? Anything new with any tournaments? How are all the teams in the state doing? Joe James Island '10 Our tournament schedule is here , so you can check that any time. As far as teams go, we've got some PACE qualifiers (Rocky Mount, Early College of Guilford, Robinson, Raleigh Ch...
by rchschem
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Just finally announcing that NCOAST will be held April 25 at T.W. Andrews HS in High Point. Next year will back in the Triangle somewheres.

Registration information, format, and other important knowledge will be made available soon.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teams qualified for the 2009 PACE NSC - Updated 5/11
Replies: 48
Views: 9745

Re: Teams qualified for the 2009 PACE NSC - Updated 1/19

Fred: Please replace Jay M. Robinson with Rocky Mount High School for finishing 4th and thus qualifying at the Raleigh Charter Harvard mirror. Reference here. The error is mine.

Thanks,
Eric
by rchschem
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Belles' Bowl (2/21/09) at Saint Mary's School (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Belles' Bowl (2/21/09) at Saint Mary's School (Raleigh, NC)

Well of course Raleigh Charter will roll out of bed and hike down Peace street to be there. As many teams as possible.
by rchschem
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95308

Re: Bad Negs Again

At Cave Spring:

Q:"....this European country..."
A: Canada.

The actual correct answer is irrelevant.
by rchschem
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI III (12/13/08) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 41
Views: 11270

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

Great tournament. I had not anticipated that GH would be such a spectator sport, but the lunch battle was epic. Anyone who kicks off with "Hot for Teacher" has some onions. Raleigh Charter had a great time and I'm hoping that my undertaking a pilgramage to Ronde Barber's high school will help the Bu...
by rchschem
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Auk (Fall 2008 edition)
Replies: 8
Views: 2574

Re: The Great Auk (Fall 2008 edition)

Raleigh Charter had 1649.
by rchschem
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot - 11/1/08 @ Duke
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

Re: High School Celebrity Shoot - 11/1/08 @ Duke

...School Policy mandates that in order to represent the school we have to use school transportation (i.e. a bus) and have a school representative chaperone us. Yea, educational bureaucracy. Raise the charter cap! At least the students are innovative enough to subvert the educrats. Power to the Cob...
by rchschem
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

I just wanted to say that I am particularly impressed this year with Greensboro Day and Early College of Guilford. I read for both of them at the Bonfire of the Manatees and they are both in the ranks of the top teams in NC. It was great to see so many new teams at this tournament and also to see th...
by rchschem
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95308

Re: Bad Negs Again

DumbJaques wrote:I think a zombie-themed update of the Miracle Worker is just what's needed in this all too unforgiving world.
Zombies shambling around signing "brains...brains..."
by rchschem
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Which program are you using? It's a custom job that uses computers in each match room networked with a mother ship that tallies all results, pairs the next match, and posts the stats. The stats output looks just like SQBS, but apparently there's some kind of bonus tallying error for losing teams in...
by rchschem
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Just an observer who noticed Andrews A's 40 bonus conversion against Cave Springs... Well, that's just weird. The program won't let you give more than 30 for a bonus, so that's some kind of coding burp. I'll let the author know. Thanks. Edit: I found two more instances of ppb errors; we're looking ...
by rchschem
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81619

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

everyday847 wrote:
7a-11a of much harder questions
Wow.
by rchschem
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81619

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Siverus Snape wrote:We have the regular difficulty playoff rounds right now, with the understanding that the harder playoff rounds will arrive in the morning.
What does this mean? I got rounds 1-11; hopefully that's everything.
by rchschem
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Prelim results here; playoff results here.

1. Cave Spring
2. Early College of Guilford
3. Greensboro Day
4. Robinson A

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81619

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Didn't know you wanted them tonight. I'll send off prelims now. As I explained to Georgia, our plan is to have playoffs done by eight, which is when Auburn requested them. There was an option for later than tonight? :grin: I'll be copying in the morning and just wanted to have them in my hands so I...
by rchschem
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81619

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Raleigh Charter has not received them.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81619

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Andy:

Those of us who are mirroring will be receiving the questions electronically on, um, Thursday-ish?

I'm assuming.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Threadbump. Field Update (11/8/08) Early College of Guilford 3 Jordan Matthews 3 Andrews 2 Chapel Hill 2 East Chapel Hill 2 Nash Central 2 Providence Day 2 Robinson 2 Cardinal Gibbons 1 Greensboro Day 1 John Holmes High School 1 Johnston County Middle College 1 Northeastern 1 Pasquotank County HS 1 ...
by rchschem
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Klepsydra
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: Klepsydra

GARBAGE DAY 216 wrote:It will be similar to KMO, but not as auk-tastical.
What will be the NAQT equivalent of cowboys and glacier vocabulary?
by rchschem
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)
Replies: 10
Views: 2087

Re: H.S. Celebrity Shootout (10/25/08) @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH)

General question here. I love this tournament, regardless of whether it is viewed as proper quizbowl or not. But I have a rules question. Why is there no consistency in the specification of first names or first initials across the rounds? For example, in the prelim test Lighthorse Harry Lee required...
by rchschem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Field Update (11/8/08) Early College of Guilford 3 Jordan Matthews 3 Andrews 2 Chapel Hill 2 East Chapel Hill 2 Nash Central 2 Providence Day 2 Robinson 2 Cardinal Gibbons 1 Greensboro Day 1 John Holmes High School 1 Johnston County Middle College 1 Northeastern 1 Pasquotank County HS 1 Richmond Cou...
by rchschem
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Tournament name now changed to the Bonfire of the Manatees. Too many people thought this was a humanities only show despite its Harvard Fall mirror-ness.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95308

Re: Bad Negs Again

Voltaire for Pancho Villa. (IS-75A)

After ..."best known for raiding Columbus, NM, in 1916..."
by rchschem
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

The Tar Heel Cup went very well on Saturday. It was nice to see some teams I haven't seen in a while, like Chapel Hill, and some new teams, like Early College of Guilford. It's too bad there were so many conflicts with other events (band, Brain Game), so we didn't see Robinson. The tournament was ef...
by rchschem
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 4456

Re: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC

Yes, a lot closer to NAQT (regular, not A sets) than PACE. It was a very accessible set for moderate high school players.

We are working on a better NCOAST date. And format. And a new location. And...
by rchschem
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fellow Teachers, please respond if you can help:
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: Fellow Teachers, please respond if you can help:

It's not that the teacher become certified, in the way that "teacher certification" usually is meant, as in National Board Certification or the like, but that the course's syllabus must be approved by The College Board. The syllabus is linked to the teacher, in that if you have a new teacher at the ...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

OK! The NCATA web site is now up and current, including a new tournaments page with updated listings for this year. There are several new tournaments this year, and I hope you can get to as many as possible. Important short notes: 1. Duke Celebrity Shoot - 11/1 2. Bonfire of the Humanities (Harvard ...
by rchschem
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 4456

Re: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC

Raleigh Charter will bring 4 teams and 4 buzzers.
by rchschem
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

NC people: 1. Sorry about not updating the NCATA schedule yet. Please expect that this week, now that I have regained FTP access to the page. 2. Quick date update in the meantime: 9/27 - Tar Heel Cup @ UNC-CH 11/15 - Bonfire of the Humanities (a mirror of Harvard's fall tournament) @ Raleigh Charter...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 4456

Re: Tar Heel Cup VIII (9/27/08) -- Chapel Hill, NC

Do you mean RR within pools? Or are you really not expecting that many teams?
by rchschem
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

With Robinson changing their tournament date to December 6th, it looks like November 1st may work for Tar Heel Cup (when I was checking the football schedule for away games, I failed to notice that there was no game at all on November 1st); would this date pose any problems for North Carolina teams...
by rchschem
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

The questions are so bad that you can buzz before the question is read, like, not disastrously? Please tell me that you have categories read before the question. Categories like CHEMISTRY : GAS LAWS : BOYLE'S LAW. Or else I will be very confused. Good luck with that rule change; it seems to be a te...
by rchschem
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Crossword puzzles?! The transition from a 9th-10th grade game in a weak quizbowl market to something respectable is tough. You have to learn to fall down before you can walk. Note the addition of an arts category. And the big problem with "pre-emptive buzzing" is more of one where players buzz in b...
by rchschem
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Those of you who love Brain Game (and who doesn't?), hold on to your shorts. The following changes have been announced for the fall 08-09 season: Format and Rules Changes 1. Students in all high school grades (9-12) are now eligible to play Brain Game. We have eliminated the age restriction. 2. Ther...
by rchschem
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11882

North Carolina '08-'09

Hmm...I thought we already had a thread. Anyway, I heard a rumor that the Tar Heel Cup will be helld 9/27. I am posting this here for the UNC club to refute. We're already planning to take our A team to Wofford that day, so it would be really nice if this was not actually the date for the THC. I mis...
by rchschem
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27
Replies: 17
Views: 2807

Re: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27

Raleigh Charter is planning to bring one team.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC
Replies: 18
Views: 6747

Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

mrsbear1024 wrote:Is this an invitational, or open to any interested school? Sara Baker, Christian Academy of Knoxville
Totally open, Sara. We'd be happy to have you. You can contact me off list for travel options.

egrunden AT raleighcharterhs DOT org
by rchschem
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO password needed
Replies: 1
Views: 720

KMO password needed

I have the CD from the fall 2007 competition but didn't write down the password. Can anyone supply it?

Contact me off list, please - egrunden AT raleighcharterhs DOT org

Thanks.
by rchschem
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 19100

Re: ACE Camp

wexs883198215 wrote: Science -
1. Peter Megson
2. Arjun _________
3. Saumill ___________ (???)
Saumil Jariwala. Used to be at Raleigh Charter, now at NC School of Science and Math.
by rchschem
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: DACQ Questions

All questions will be sent, at which points teams will be given a choice of several compensation options due to the lateness, based on advice from people in the community and feedback from coaches. I am content to receive the rest of the questions. I don't fault you for trying to run such an enterp...
by rchschem
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Housewrites vs. NAQT
Replies: 34
Views: 4355

Re: Housewrites vs. NAQT/QU

To be totally honest, most high school players should not yet be writing questions. This is true, but it is also a very good reason to teach them how. As was mentioned earlier, writing is a great way to learn, both content, and how to "feel" questions that others have written. Editing is the key he...
by rchschem
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8756

Re: Stupid educators thread

There's a private school in my area that comes over to our parking lot on the day of our lottery (students are accepted by lottery) and puts flyers on the windshields of the visitors' cars while they're inside waiting on results. Brass. ACtually the word that comes to my mind isn't brass ..... more...
by rchschem
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8756

Re: Stupid educators thread

Waaaaiiiiit. Are you saying that a private school in your area put an ad in your own school paper to draw students???? And the school permitted this?? I'm trying to think if any private schools in our area would have the cahones to do this ... I don't think they would. There's a private school in m...