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by BobGHHS
Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT
Replies: 175
Views: 19020

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

I think that the reason that PACE and ACF have maintained better quality for so long is that their writers, rather than being out-of-touch career people who played in college ten years ago, are current students and players who are in touch with the current standards of good quizbowl. They also lack...
by BobGHHS
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 10182

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

I look forward to riding Ike's coattails to 1 or 2 wins and getting slapped around by the likes of Mike Sorice and Trevor Davis.
by BobGHHS
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: POSTPONED FROM 1/10/09: Shady Side Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA) Tournament- 1/10/09

Given that the non-Pittsburgh teams that have attended a Pittsburgh tournament since my freshman year (03-04) have been DCC (at most twice, but I think once), Solon, State College, a pair of Erie schools, and IKE JOSE (who doesn't count since he attends everything everywhere), I don't think you'll ...
by BobGHHS
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl vs. Extracurriculars - The Neverending Battle
Replies: 21
Views: 3022

Re: Quizbowl vs. Extracurriculars - The Neverending Battle

I think what has been said above is all in the right mindset. The last couple years at GHHS, we had really good teams, and although I depended on Dan (Humphrey) and Joe (Wells), we had a few other people who stepped in and contributed a few points per game to help our success. Dan and Joe both were ...
by BobGHHS
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 94999

Re: Bad Negs Again

You want funny questions, try this one from Great Auk: Complete this epitaph: Here lies Jim the atheist. All dressed up and nowhere to ____. Answer: go. This is what I had to put up with all through high school. FANT-AUK-STIC! It's amazing that no matter how overused those bad Auk puns are, they're...
by BobGHHS
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)

I would bring a team to this if this is a normal (not-themed) trash tournament.
by BobGHHS
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Discussion 08-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2824

Re: OAC Discussion 08-09

Greg neglected to include the fact that at this regional, he became the first person in the history of the OAC to ever be ejected from a regional/state tournament.
by BobGHHS
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 9/27/08
Replies: 31
Views: 4538

Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 9/27/08

So, out of curiosity, are there no individual stats at all, or was the stat disk temporarily misplaced?

Just kidding.

Congrats to Dorman and all other teams for a good showing.
by BobGHHS
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '08-09
Replies: 21
Views: 4137

Re: Ohio '08-09

1st - Stow 2nd - Walnut Hills 3rd - Solon 4th - Copley But remember, Stow won't play OAC (way to go Ike!). I'm going to say Walnut Hills win finally win OAC State after being 2nd, 4th and 3rd the last three years. Solon is good, Manraj is good, but Dima and Sergei are gone. How can they replace thos...
by BobGHHS
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

Exxon is one of the few companies that's actually doing well enough right now to have money to throw around, so I could believe it. According to Rush Limbaugh or some other political commentator on the radio today that my friend had on, Exxon-Mobil is getting out of the gasoline business in the U.S...
by BobGHHS
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

High scorer in the first game from each region gets All-American. That simple. This isn't completely accurate. Maryland put up 510 points in round 1 and was in our region. There is no way Dan put up more points than Daichi that round. They have three AA judges, one looks at points, one looks at lea...
by BobGHHS
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

All-Star #4 was apparently in one of my pictures, Kevin Quinlan from New Jersey.
by BobGHHS
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

No problem, we did take a video of Dan asking for his drawing back btw. Once I get it from Liz, I'll send you a link.
by BobGHHS
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

The ones I remember:

Dan Humphrey, Ohio (Garfield Heights)
Nick Clusserath, South Carolina (Dorman)
Greg Gauthier, Illinois (Wheaton North)

The other three I'm not familiar with.
by BobGHHS
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

In pretty much my last official act as coach of GHHS, I want to congratulate Dan on becoming an All-American as well as Greg and the others whose names I didn't write down.
by BobGHHS
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Our Semifinal Room:

1st - Illinois
2nd - Tennessee
3rd - Ohio
4th - Pennsylvania
5th - Iowa
by BobGHHS
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

So I should apologize to one of the Panasonic judges for some unnamed state's captain moving her stuff off of their lunch table and onto another table for whatever reason. He was given hell for it I promise you.
by BobGHHS
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Yeah they didn't win altogether though Huff and Byko were with me, Gittings and Knupp were with Eric. We would've gladly taken you on our team though Tom.
by BobGHHS
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

No, Joe submitted it as a joke and put Dan's name on it. We might have Dan go up later and ask if he can have his picture back, just to gauge their reaction when they realize their artist of the day is 17 and headed to Princeton in 3 months.
by BobGHHS
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

We haven't even played a match yet, and we already have a victory. Today, June 8, Dan Humphrey was named Disney World Artist of the Day at the Contemporary Resort. This is not a joke, Joe actually submitted the picture. http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/theamazingbobbo/Panasonic%20Academic%20Ch...
by BobGHHS
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

I didn't check when you play, we play at 4, and pictures at 1:40, so we have downtime from like 2-3:45 or so. I will ask them if they are up to it and post if so.
by BobGHHS
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39101

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Practice games were fun since teams were mixed up, and my team featuring Dave Bykowski, Eric Huff, and the coach from team Louisiana whose name slips my mind won the coaches' challenge and were rewarded with ipod player stereos... I had a good time. Now comes sitting through 80 minutes of ugh tomorr...
by BobGHHS
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18159

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Walter Johnson 645 Garfield Heights 110
WHAT!

Way to represent me boys.
by BobGHHS
Sat May 31, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18159

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Are they still doing the all-star game the same way? Because if so, the top 4 (and the next 3) all for sure deserve to be in it... I know it is done by vote, but I think that Henry, Dan and Guy along with Naren (would be my vote) should be in there. We'll see what happens when the votes are tallied....
by BobGHHS
Sat May 31, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18159

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Ugh, GH lost to TJ B and State College on the last question.... and Dan said that Rexy knew the answer against TJ B but he buzzed in and guessed something else before the Rexicutioner could buzz... against SC they were up with 2 questions left and he made a bonehead mistake allowing them to pick it ...
by BobGHHS
Fri May 30, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 18159

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

I believe I booked the Marriott Fairfax for GH. If anyone is there and wants Dan's cell phone to scrimmage or hang out, hit me up here or via email and I'll put you in touch with him.
by BobGHHS
Thu May 29, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC on-site information update (prelim pools!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: PACE NSC on-site information update (prelim pools!)

As much as I would love to be there, I look forward to receiving the phone call to tell me how badly we were stomped by NKC, TJ B, State College and Brindlee Mountain. On another note, Dave, my kids will have the check for registration and are bringing it with them. The apes in our accounting depart...
by BobGHHS
Wed May 28, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9959

Re: Gaddis Discussion

I fulfilled my promise to Mike Sorice to uphold my end of being picked to his team by answering exactly one question on something really trashy. I have entirely too much knowledge of averyenterprises.com. I barely knew anything all day and the things I did know I got beaten to the buzz by someone, a...
by BobGHHS
Sun May 25, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage - Thomas Jefferson wins!

The Gaddis tournament was awesome though. Seconded. And I only buzzed one time on a certain website that I am absolutely embarrassed for knowing. I will agree with Charlie on the bonus difficulty consistency problem. I'll leave all other comments about the questions to my team members. I want to co...
by BobGHHS
Sat May 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

Minnetonka smashed us early on, their one kid with the Mets hat on put up a ton that round.
by BobGHHS
Sat May 24, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

After our stellar 1-2 start, we finished the day 5-2 to get to 6-4 and make the playoffs, albeit with 1 loss to start. I'm not sure what is going on elsewhere yet, as we just finished and I'm preparing to get dinner and head down to Jonathan's tournament.
by BobGHHS
Sat May 24, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

Garfield Hts. is 2-2, we beat East Brunswick NJ in R1 by something like 305-240, then got slapped around by Rockford Auburn and Minnetonka before pulling one out against Rancho Santa Fe that we should have lost after power-negging the first 5 questions in a row. This lack of sleep (prom last night) ...
by BobGHHS
Fri May 23, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: HSNCT Live Coverage

I think tomorrow I'll be wearing my garfield jersey with "B-Money" on the back, although if its cold, I may have a GH coat on, depends. I think our team is wearing suits.
by BobGHHS
Fri May 23, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12453

Re: HSNCT Live Coverage

I just want to say the Ohio-bred reader who is coming and *accidentally* had a swiss army knife still in his possession at the Cleveland Hopkins security gate will remain nameless. But if you happen to see Ben (last name left off), please ridicule him extensively. Anyways, looking forward to seeing ...
by BobGHHS
Thu May 15, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Re: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!

Maybe after winning two state titles we'll actually get some votes this time... lol. Unfortunately, our record at WoQ and against DCC is pitiful... something to the effect of 6-17... We did beat Stuy and Chattahoochee apparently, although we lost to them as well in another game. Too bad our budget s...
by BobGHHS
Tue May 13, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement, retirement, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4831

Re: Player movement, retirement, etc.

Although I didn't play much as an undergrad at that qb powerhouse Kent State, I will be playing at NAQT Sectionals and probably some open tournaments next year, as I am attending another qb powerhouse, Boise State (online).
by BobGHHS
Sat May 10, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24587

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

As Steven mentioned, I'm in... sounds like fun.
by BobGHHS
Wed May 07, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16404

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

At our trash tournament last year, an all-guy team from Vermilion HS managed to power "Mall Madness" and then 30 the bonus on "Dream Phone." Their male coach sat in the back shaking his head in shame.
by BobGHHS
Wed May 07, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8756

Re: Ohio 07-08

The problem is, Defiance shows up everywhere and with the exception of Copley, were pretty consistent. I saw Hawken like three times this year, at Aurora, Copley and Regionals (and they were at Solon maybe?)
by BobGHHS
Sun May 04, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Ohio Academic Competition State Finals (5/3/08)
Replies: 0
Views: 974

RESULTS: Ohio Academic Competition State Finals (5/3/08)

The results of the Ohio Academic Competition (OAC) State Tournament, held on May 3, 2008 on the campus of Columbus State Community College. Each of the six regional champions draw for placement in the red bracket or blue bracket. Whichever bracket they draw, the runner-up team from their region draw...
by BobGHHS
Sun May 04, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8756

Re: Ohio 07-08

After the OAC State Finals yesterday, I think its pretty unanimous how things are in Ohio at the end of the season: 1. Garfield Heights (149-32, 121-9 against Ohio teams - OAC State Champions, NAQT State Champions) 2. Solon (OAC State Runners-Up, NAQT State Runners-Up) 3. Stow 4. Walnut Hills 5. Def...
by BobGHHS
Sun May 04, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Team Rosters
Replies: 43
Views: 6718

Re: 2008 Panasonic Teams

With our victory in the OAC State Finals, Garfield Heights reserved the right to once again represent Ohio at PAC. However, after we took an all-star team last year, the OAC passed a rule saying this is not allowed and even threatened us with the stripping of our title during the trophy presentation...
by BobGHHS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament

Thanks Fred. To answer the other question, Nathan's school does have a team. Unfortunately, their coach is horribly busy with her family, so she does not take them to many tournaments. Luckily, most TDs have been willing to let Nathan play unaffiliated (most-often as a solo team). The fact he placed...
by BobGHHS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament

Full Results can be found here:

Please note that they are not exactly the same as the results used for seeding/individual award purposes at the end of round 8. There were two rounds added for eight teams afterwards.

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
by BobGHHS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

RESULTS: 2008 NAQT Ohio State Tournament

Here are the results of the 2008 Ohio NAQT State Tournament held at Garfield Heights High School on April 19, 2008. 32 teams from 18 schools came to Garfield Heights for the 4th NAQT State Tournament. Using the swiss-pairing system, teams always played a team with the same record. At the end of the ...
by BobGHHS
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements
Replies: 33
Views: 11116

Re: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements

I said notable.

(I should probably say this is a joke before another "controversy" appears on the qbwiki)


-- With that in mind, why aren't they going?
by BobGHHS
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 07-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8756

Re: Ohio 07-08

Without Walnut Hills in attendance, this weekend's NAQT state tournament should be a 4-way race between Garfield Heights, Columbus Academy, Stow-Munroe Falls and Fisher Catholic, although Firestone and Findlay could absolutely make noise. Fisher is the only fully-balanced team in that foursome, but ...
by BobGHHS
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements
Replies: 33
Views: 11116

Re: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements

I just looked over the field list thus far, and since I'm too lazy to actually think about it in-depth, does anybody notice any notable teams absent from the list? The only one I noticed was not on there was Danville.