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2006-2007 Alabama Tournaments

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:02 pm
by geekjohnson

My name is James Johnson. We here at Alabama are in the process of having our team confirmed at the Capstone. In the next couple of weeks we shall go through all the red tape and become a registered team. We are going to be funded primarly through tournaments. We are hoping to have atleast 2 high-school tournaments during the course of the academic year. It will be, without a doubt, a NAQT tournament. I would sincerely appreciate some help with a few matters, namely what dates would be the best, or I guess what date range per say? It will have to be Saturday. Just leave me some idea of what would be best. Also, I would like to gauge interest in how many teams would be interested, and what is the general fee you have at most NAQT tournaments that you attend, although we do have an idea of costs it would be nice to have something to compare with it. Lastly, what perference would you guys have, if any, to question set? Invitational or A sets? Generally, as most of you know, the A's are very straight-forward and easy to pick up on. Anything you provide me with shall be considered great. Thanks!

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:54 pm
by steven-lamp
I didn't know UA had/was establishing a quizbowl team. You guys should try to get a table at Get on Board day so people can see what everything's about...

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:54 pm
by geekjohnson
We are now officially a "team." We shall also have a table too.

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:54 pm
by quizbowllee
For what it's worth, I'm excited about having some good tournaments in Alabama (and at Alabama).

Do NAQT. Please. Barring any terrible conflicts, Brindlee Mountain will bring at least three teams to any event you have.

Tournaments get crazt after Christmas. I would do one in the fall on a Saturday when the Tide has an away game.

If you're going to do one in the spring, really check for conflicts. You don't want to step on ASCA's toes in regards to District, Regional, or State. You also don't want to schedule it the same weekend as Brookwood, UTC, or Vandy. NAQT State is also a tournament you don't want to compete with.

Anyway, looking forward to it.


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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:09 am
by Matthew D
We already talked about this on MSN but I am very sure that Scottsboro will bring 3 teams also and please NAQT. The hard thing will be finding a none football weekend in the fall..

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:20 am
by QuizBowlRonin
If you need a moderator, let me know. I'm just up the interstate in Birmingham.

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:30 am
by quizbowllee
Any dates yet? I'm trying to make a schedule...

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:24 pm
by Matthew D
Bump I would like to know due to the same reason

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:37 pm
by Hobodog
Come see us at GT and I would advise against NAQT...ACF is a far more enjoyable and testing format for major college (not JC) competition.

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:03 am
by Matthew D
James what is the status of any tournaments at U of A this year?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:52 pm
by geekjohnson
We are targeting an early January to mid Feb. date. I am still ironing everything out with the SGA, as right now buzzers are hard enough for us to get, and the money for a startup tourney is going to take a little longer. I apologize for the lateness of the date, as in regards to the academic year. We are doing our best.


Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:00 pm
by jhn31
Remember we're hosting our tournament at Mississippi State on November 11...we invited 21 Alabama schools and got 1 no and so far have heard nothing from the other 20, so we have plenty of spots still open.

[email protected] if you want more info

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:05 pm
by Matthew D
If we didn't have one that was a bit closer we would coming over there but we had a tournament that changed dates and I had promised I would come to that one

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:44 pm
by geekjohnson
OK Alabama coaches. I am looking at a target date for an NAQT tournament on either Jan. 5 or 6 or Jan. 12 or 13. This is all tenative. I need some feedback though. Thanks.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:43 pm
by quizbowllee

BTW, did I mention FRIDAY!

Friday tournaments are the best.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:14 pm
by geekjohnson
Ok Lee, lol, that sounds fine.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:37 pm
by Matthew D
Yes we need a Friday tournament

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:19 pm
by Matthew D
Hey James,
When do you think that you guys will make a decision on the date. I need to get the paperwork in so I can make this an overnighter because I really would rather do that, than drive the 3 hours

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:03 pm
A tournament on Jan 12 or 13 would be awesome because LAMP is hosting its tournament on Jan 6. Having it on this date would mean that LAMP could go and possibly other teams who might have issues about 2 tournaments in 2 days.

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:14 am
by quizbowllee
Is this tournament gonna happen?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:13 am
by Matthew D
I don't think it is Lee and I don't know if I could get it approved to go now due to the holidays.. I wish it would though...

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:38 pm
by geekjohnson
Ok guys. I am sorry that the tournament for last semester did not materialize, in any form. But we now have a more stronger base here at UA, which our administration now supports. Which of these dates, for an NAQT tourney, works best for you guys, that you know of: any Saturday in August, Sept. 8th, Oct. 13, Oct. 27th? We are trying to get everything set as soon as possible, to avoid logistical probelsm, like last year. Please get back to me here, or either at [email protected]

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:26 pm
by Matthew D
I wouldn't mind do an early tournament say in August at UA or the 27th of Oct would be okay I think also