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by Howard
Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SIESTA Bowl -- 1/29/05 -- Howard High, Ellicott City, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 6138

SIESTA Bowl -- 1/29/05 -- Howard High, Ellicott City, MD

Howard High School proudly announces the Second Invitational Exhibition of Scholarly Trivia and Academics on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Howard High School in Ellicott City, MD, convenient to Baltimore and Washington, DC. We will be using NAQT question set Invitational Series #48 and have purchase...
by Howard
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eleanor Roosevelt High School Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 7362

I get a could not find server error.
by Howard
Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood ACT I Results
Replies: 14
Views: 6803

Those were the only WV teams, but Hurricane sent four teams.
by Howard
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13258

I've never seen this happen when it was made clear that it was not allowed. I figure let all the teams move players around however they want and let them all try to guess what the others are doing. In swiss systems it really doesn't matter anyway. Of course, if the tournament is bracketed or has var...
by Howard
Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320530

mentalchocolate wrote:
bigtrain wrote:During a freshmen practice, and the category is Virginia:
Reader: Identify the ocatagonal shaped building :buzz:
Freshmen: The Pentagon
That is totally unescusable. The person deserves to be taunted about the question for a long time.
Can I just taunt you about your spelling instead? :)
by Howard
Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any events near Baltimore/DC on 1/29, 2/12, or 2/26/05?
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

I've already selected 1/29 for the Siesta Bowl. I know of nothing conflicting on that date, and my apologies if there is such a conflict.
by Howard
Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320530

Reader: "Blah, blah, blah, work by Rousseau, blah, blah"

Player: buzz. To captain: "The Social Contract by Locke."

Captain: To moderator: "The Social Contract by Locke."
by Howard
Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Howard's Siesta Bowl tentative date 1/29/05
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

For those watching NAQT gamesets, I received word today that IS-48 was reserved for the Siesta Bowl.
by Howard
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Howard's Siesta Bowl tentative date 1/29/05
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Howard's Siesta Bowl tentative date 1/29/05

Howard High School in Ellicott City, MD is pleased to announce that they have selected 1/29/05 as the date of their Siesta Bowl tournament. Although we would have found it preferable to write our own questions and use our own format, we feel we would be unable to do a quality job and have thus decid...
by Howard
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26752

Taking a little from what Matt W said, at our tourneys (Vanderbilt), it seems like the better teams don't care for the trash as much as the weaker teams. There are obviously exceptions, but has anyone else noticed that? I think you're right on the money. There needs to be some sort of happy medium....
by Howard
Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26752

I don't think I'd do it at one of my tournaments (at least not to the extent that substantial trash knowledge is required) to do well on a worksheet or category round. But that's my tournament, not someone else's. If I were to include such a category in one of my tournaments, the questions would at ...
by Howard
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26752

I think you guys are all taking this a little too seriously. If you are experienced enough to know that you don't think trash should be a part of quiz bowl then you are also experienced enough to know that every tournament has it's own flavor and style. The purpose of going to these tournaments is f...
by Howard
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any events near Baltimore/DC on 1/29, 2/12, or 2/26/05?
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Yeah, that was us. Although there isn't a large degree of overlap, I'd prefer not to conflict with UVA at all. Hopefully one of the other dates proves better.
by Howard
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any events near Baltimore/DC on 1/29, 2/12, or 2/26/05?
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Any events near Baltimore/DC on 1/29, 2/12, or 2/26/05?

As our originally planned date for a tournament, 4/23/05, has been taken by Richard Montgomery, Howard High School (Ellicott City, MD) would like to know whether anyone in the area is planning an event on 1/29/05, 2/12/05, or 2/26/05. Please respond here if you have already set such a date for your ...
by Howard
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2004 Maryland High School Fall Invitational
Replies: 10
Views: 6532

Thanks, Dan. Got your reply.
by Howard
Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2004 Maryland High School Fall Invitational
Replies: 10
Views: 6532

I e-mailed last Thursday to enter and haven't received a reply, and we don't seem to be on the list. I'm looking to enter one team from Howard High School. We'll bring one buzzer. Please confirm here or mail to jglibboatyahoodotcom. Please also email details about when/where to arrive, etc.
by Howard
Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anyone planning a tournament 4/23/05 in Balt.-DC area?
Replies: 1
Views: 1766

Anyone planning a tournament 4/23/05 in Balt.-DC area?

Howard High School in Ellicott City, MD is currently planning to hold a tournament on Saturday, April 23, 2005 and would like to know if anyone in the vicinity is already planning to use that date. If you're in the Baltimore - DC area (or anywhere else you think is close enough to be a significant c...
by Howard
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions this year...
Replies: 20
Views: 10991

Dan Greenstein wrote:
Banneker lost a few players, but will have good replacements. I hope they get a coach so they can come to some tournaments.
What happened to Mr. Tyson?
Mr. Tyson is now the principal of a school in DC whose name I do not recall (if I ever knew it).
by Howard
Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic
Replies: 5
Views: 3611

You couldn't expect anything other than a difficult semifinal, could you? In DC, just making it to the semis is a significant accomplishment. Look at all the schools on the list, then consider which ones you'd rather not play because they might beat you. That'll wake you up real quick.
by Howard
Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic tourneys in Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 2857

I put in for all five. Providing there are students available to attend, I'll take them to as many as possible. I've not been to UVA yet. It's either been a bad date for us or conflicted with a closer tournament in the past.
by Howard
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2004 Maryland High School Fall Invitational
Replies: 10
Views: 6532

What's your desire, Pistachio? While both tournaments will likely have less local participation while on adjacent Sat/Sun, they are now more attractive to out of town teams who can get two tournaments in one weekend of travel. The last time U of M held their tournament on the Sunday immediately afte...
by Howard
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grammar, etc. in packets
Replies: 14
Views: 10632

This looks like a significant problem. I'm not real concerned about dangling modifiers, but only the best readers would be able to read through these questions without stopping or saying something nonsensical. Rarely are there enough readers at tournament I attend of sufficient quality to be able to...
by Howard
Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Playoff Systems
Replies: 3
Views: 3450

Single elimination is the popular playoff format in the DC area. I chose it over double elimination mostly for this reason. I buy that double elimination is more accurate, but it adds to the complexity of the playoffs and requires extra questions. Sixteen teams in a single elimination will require f...
by Howard
Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's Tourney (Rockville, MD) - April 17 '04
Replies: 17
Views: 12111

I'd like to attend, but I'm still short on commitments. Unfortunately, it's the day after prom and I'm left with only one commitments and a few probablys. If I can turn the probablys into commitments, then I'll ask to see if they can add us, but at this time, I don't want to register and possibly ta...
by Howard
Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58512

My team captain will be attending Brandeis next year. I forwarded a link to this thread to her after your first post.
by Howard
Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's Tourney (Rockville, MD) - April 17 '04
Replies: 17
Views: 12111

I'm short on student commitments, but I'm sure we'll be there.
by Howard
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11750

Not as messed up as you might think. I advised the tournament organizers that we would have nothing close to our regular team there and I suspect they seeded us accordingly. Granted, even if you discount us, we were in the most difficult bracket. I suspect this was partly due to the Georgetown playe...
by Howard
Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11750

How unfair can a team really complain that power seeding is in a four section tournament. Take the top four teams. Put them in brackets. Take the next four. Put them in brackets. If you structure the brackets something like 1, 8, 9, 16; 2, 7, 10, 15; 3, 6, 11, 15; and 4, 5, 12, 13; then even if you ...
by Howard
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11750

Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that you've done a significant amount of work ranking Michigan area high school teams. This should make for excellent pretournament seeding if you are running a high school tournament.
by Howard
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11750

I'm with laszlow on this one. The random thing makes it all the more likely that the top teams will be fighting among themselves for a chance at the top bracket. I'm also not sure what you mean by dividing into a top bracket and a bottom and having the bottom half of each bracket play each other. Do...
by Howard
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26748

So it is. Thanks. For everything.
by Howard
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26748

I received an Internal Server Error when attempting to submit my tournament so I could post the results.
by Howard
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64217

When UMBC held its last high school tournament, the prize for the top team included four full tuition scholarships! What a great idea! Cost to school -- zero. You've simply allowed in a few more students for free. Possible benefit -- becoming more well known as an academically challenging college. ...
by Howard
Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64217

When UMBC held its last high school tournament, the prize for the top team included four full tuition scholarships! What a great idea! Cost to school -- zero. You've simply allowed in a few more students for free. Possible benefit -- becoming more well known as an academically challenging college.
by Howard
Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44317

SethAtCal wrote:If tournaments started banning old grad students, I think the same people who currently whine about old grad student players would start whining about good players at all levels.
They would have to find something to present as a reason first. Older grad students have that reason built in.
by Howard
Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11372

Several years ago, we had to notify at least one state's high school league of the background of the schools competing in our tournament (no segregation academies, no all-star teams, etc.) before that state's teams could compete in Aiken. I'm befuddled. Why would another state's academic league wis...
by Howard
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14545

I'm with leftsaidfred on the moron when it comes to classical anything. Thus, similarly, my no answer. I also think ImmaculateDeception may well have a valid point. I don't really know, but having never really heard of any Beethoven operas, I would guess that particular phrase already narrows the a...
by Howard
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14545

I'm with leftsaidfred on the moron when it comes to classical anything. Thus, similarly, my no answer. I also think ImmaculateDeception may well have a valid point. I don't really know, but having never really heard of any Beethoven operas, I would guess that particular phrase already narrows the an...
by Howard
Mon Oct 06, 2003 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20458

One would think Webster and American Heritage would be authoritative enough.

On a side note, there's a Subaru running around Maryland with the license plate "bonuses". I wonder if they have any idea.
by Howard
Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)
Replies: 6
Views: 5798

Re: Reply

alhsqb17 wrote:Editing is very crucial.
Yup. That way when we use this quote feature to point out something silly in another's post, it becomes readily apparent when the post has been changed.
by Howard
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: fifth annual green eggs & hammond 1/10/04
Replies: 6
Views: 5360

We of course will be there.
by Howard
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The future of the WHSQB national poll
Replies: 20
Views: 15328

Keep the poll! To make it work, try expanding the panel. I would try to include hs coaches from teams who are known for travelling to tournaments in other areas of the country. This would help to eliminate geographic factors. Given the small number of coaches in this category, I would add tournament...
by Howard
Wed May 28, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 119600

Re: B teams

At the Spotswood tournament, our B team beat teams like Blake and Lee to get to the finals, and we then beat Gonzaga (who had beat our A team in the semifinals). We're sending a B team to NAQT and PACE. Thomas Jefferson has more "good player" depth than any team I've ever seen. I have witnessed Jef...