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by PenforPrez
Tue May 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State
Replies: 23
Views: 2437

Re: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State

I know this is sour grapes, but the state of Class 3 is preposterous. We have schools as small as 265, all the way up to 780. No surprise, the largest school in the class won state. How is this is competitively fair. Interesting note, Savannah wouldn't have qualified to be in the recent NAQT small ...
by PenforPrez
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State
Replies: 23
Views: 2437

Re: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State

Per Cuba High School on Twitter (@CubaHighSchool), Cuba wins their sectional. No scores, etc., posted.
by PenforPrez
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188160

Re: Things that don't suck

My beloved Winnipeg Jets winning their last seven games in a row after being eliminated from playoff contention. Frustrating as you-know-what, but those kids will be fun to watch next year! :D
by PenforPrez
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

Being so exhausted you can barely talk and having to spend three hours making soup (in this case, beef and Guinness stew) for a lunch party tomorrow.
by PenforPrez
Sat May 07, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188160

Re: Things that don't suck

Being given two full pizzas to take home after an Italian dinner party (happened to me this evening). The question now becomes, how do my girlfriend and I eat all of it? :o
by PenforPrez
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall Rankings
Replies: 3
Views: 3827

Re: Fall Rankings

Several years ago, I had proposed doing a point system for MOQBA events identical to the old NASCAR points system. By that, I mean the points system that was used before the current Chase for the Cup nonsense (this system was used 1975-2003). The system worked as follows: Winning a race: 175 points ...
by PenforPrez
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9230

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

I knew MSHSAA was going to pull something like this. I just knew it.
by PenforPrez
Sat May 05, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA State Records and Such
Replies: 66
Views: 36557

Re: MSHSAA State Records and Such

I have a lot of old records from old state programs that I should probably transcribe here at some point. :D
by PenforPrez
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA State Records and Such
Replies: 66
Views: 36557

Re: MSHSAA State Records and Such

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Looks like Ladue's 630 points in the semifinals sets the new semifinal match record, Class 4 record, and is second best to the long time record-holding Cuba preliminary match in 1996 by 10 points.
Our record still stands!! Woo!! :D
by PenforPrez
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC XIV (1/28/2012) at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 29
Views: 5128

Re: WUHSAC XIV (1/28/2012) at Washington University in St. Louis

I'm glad to see Northmont coming back. I'm anxious to see how Sam Blizzard will do. In nearly 20 years in this business, I will honestly tell you I have never seen a better freshman than Sam Blizzard from Northmont (Sam played two years in middle school). This kid is the real thing. I read several r...
by PenforPrez
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that are overrated
Replies: 18
Views: 6041

Re: Things that are overrated

The Milwaukee Brewers. Four errors last night. Ouch!
by PenforPrez
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl IV at MU (12/03/2011)
Replies: 28
Views: 8179

Re: Tiger Bowl IV at MU (12/03/2011)

socalcaptain wrote:Cuba (1, 1 buzzer)
Yay! :D
by PenforPrez
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Middle Schools are being banned by MSHSAA from Nationals
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Middle Schools are being banned by MSHSAA from Nationals

ChippytheSavage wrote:I will definitely have something to say to MSHSAA about this.
That includes me as well, and MSHSAA is going to be very sorry to be hearing from me! :wink:
by PenforPrez
Sun May 08, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS
Replies: 40
Views: 9917

Re: 2011 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS

Congrats to everybody yesterday! :) Especially to Ladue for putting up some awesome scores.
by PenforPrez
Tue May 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State Predictions
Replies: 23
Views: 3551

Re: State Predictions

Well, class 4 probably will be one to watch, but not for upset purposes; it'll just be fun to see how much Ladue can score. It's like their normal domination of Missouri quizbowl, except now Max gets 10 free (math) questions per game. Exactly. tbh, I save my watching/caring to tournaments that are ...
by PenforPrez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

ashkenaziCD wrote:Paul, B teams don't need constant supervision here. The problem is having a school attend without supervision.
That's what I thought but I couldn't remember. I'm tired today. :(
by PenforPrez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 tournament limit and Nationals
Replies: 21
Views: 4790

Re: 14 tournament limit and Nationals

Just out of curiosity, what exactly happens if you break the rule? Are you just banned from state or is there more to it? Jane Cunningham takes time away from her efforts to eliminate child labor laws to rail against MSHSAA yet again. Aside from that, nothing else. I wonder if Cynthia Davis would h...
by PenforPrez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

To add on to what Jeff said: unfortunately it is playing without a faculty supervisor that would be the problem. Playing solo is fine. Makes me glad I'm in Ohio. B teams and C teams play without coaches pretty much all the time. In fact, a lot of A teams here don't have coaches with them cause the ...
by PenforPrez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Villa Duchesne Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 3176

Re: 2011 Villa Duchesne Tournament

Final results should be up on the NAQT site today. I gave the scoresheets to Greg Bossick on Sunday, and they were almost done as of last night. Greg had a lot of trouble with the bouncebacks on the scoresheets. :(
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National History Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: National History Bowl

This is being held @ Rock Bridge on March 12. Does anyone know if they need any assistance? I'm free that day, as of now, and if I can be of help, I'm willing to hop over and do something. Do I contact Greg Irwin? Or is someone else in charge of this event? I texted Greg Bossick to see if he can fi...
by PenforPrez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

mujason wrote:Of course, Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel played tight end at Kent State.
Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban were on the only Kent State football team to win the MAC title in 1972 or '73, I think it was. Nick Saban was on campus the day of the Kent State shootings and narrowly missed actually being there.
by PenforPrez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 tournament limit and Nationals
Replies: 21
Views: 4790

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

I don't remember which committee he said, but he said they were made up of non-Scholar Bowl coaches and administrators. They made the decision based on the current financial climate, that increasing the number of competitions would put more financial distress on school districts. The obvious soluti...
by PenforPrez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188160

Re: Things that don't suck

So naturally now that I've moved to Ohio, Ohio is now officially the "nerdiest" state in the country.

http://kentwired.com/ohio-named-nerdies ... ary-usage/

The rationale for this is that Ohioans have the highest per capita library usage! Yay!! Nerdy dance!! :D
by PenforPrez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013. Why would my loyalties be divided then? It's over two years away. :?: Your Golden Flashes travel to play Mizzou at Faurot Field. Oh wow; I didn't see that. Cool. :D Kent actually pulled out of their planned first-week game agai...
by PenforPrez
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 85795

Re: lalalalala

I've always been crazy and the trouble that it's put me through Been busted for things that I did and I didn't do I can't say I'm proud of all of the things that I've done But I can say that I've never intentionally hurt anyone I've always been different, with one foot over the line Winding up somew...
by PenforPrez
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

L-Town Expatriate wrote:Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013.
Why would my loyalties be divided then? It's over two years away. :?:
by PenforPrez
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 tournament limit and Nationals
Replies: 21
Views: 4790

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

Mr. Arni admitted that policing this sort of thing is next to impossible, and it is really left up to coaches to be sure they follow the intention of the rule to preserve the "spirit of sportsmanship." There have been discussions of increasing the cap to as many as 20 events a year, but the most re...
by PenforPrez
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 45
Views: 8881

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

According to Chad Kubichek, Liberty has signed up for HSNCT. :)
by PenforPrez
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Postponements
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Postponements

Coach Ross and I exchanged e-mails today. With Savannah back in school, it's safe to say their tournament will be on tomorrow. However, several schools I saw on their list (Cameron, Lexington, Chillicothe) were closed today. The tournament is definately on for tomorrow. Chillicothe, Marshall, Boonv...
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 45
Views: 8881

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

octo wrote:According to Facebook, I'm pretty sure that tournament is not happening.
I hadn't heard anything. What did you see?
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES
Replies: 56
Views: 14823

Re: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES

Charbroil wrote:
ashkenaziCD wrote:I would email the coach at Villa, since I don't think he posts here and he hasn't done anything to announce the tournament here.
I believe Sean Phillips is also helping with this event.
Correct.
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES
Replies: 56
Views: 14823

Re: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES

OakvilleHSCoach wrote:Anyone have his email?
I'm going to PM that to you right now. :)
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11
Replies: 38
Views: 10737

Re: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11

Just got off the conference call. Basically, Jeff Hoppes and some other hosts just reiterated a lot of what I already know from running tournaments and staffing HSNCT before, so I can't say it was thrillingly helpful, but it was nice just to be reminded of policies, etc. Just wanted to touch on thi...
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NAME THIS STORM
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

Re: NAME THIS STORM

ashkenaziCD wrote:That's on the list above.
I cast my vote for that one. :)
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2011 Nationals bids thread
Replies: 45
Views: 8881

Re: 2011 Nationals bids thread

St. James is scheduled to run an NAQT Missouri format set tomorrow. I'll try to see if I can get some results from that.
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Postponements
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Postponements

We got a little bit of ice here in Ohio, but SCT at Ohio State and the high school tournament at Olmsted Falls near Cleveland are both running as scheduled tomorrow. :)
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NAME THIS STORM
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

Re: NAME THIS STORM

A friend of a friend on Facebook had a photo album called "SnOMG!" I thought that was absolutely brilliant! :D
by PenforPrez
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES
Replies: 56
Views: 14823

Re: ALL 2010-2011 ANNOUNCED DATES

ashkenaziCD wrote:I would email the coach at Villa, since I don't think he posts here and he hasn't done anything to announce the tournament here.
Yeah, I think Sean was going to spread the word at WUHSAC and get the field filled that way. I think that's what he told me.

Christina, do you have Anthony's email?
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Handbook
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

MSHSAA Handbook

Don't know if anybody saw, but the MSHSAA Big Book O' Roolz is now all online. Yes, you too can now read all the evil for yourself on the tubes! :P It's on the front page of the MSHSAA website at mshsaa.org. I find it interesting that MSHSAA would only just now do this; KSHSAA has had the Kansas rul...
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

The lack of sun in the northeast Ohio winter. I don't mind the snow, I love the cold; what I hate is that it's cloudy all the time. :(
by PenforPrez
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio quizbowl
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: Ohio quizbowl

Hello from Youngstown, Ohio. I'm sure Paul's told most of you about my fair(ly dilapidated) city already, so I won't elaborate. I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask that if any of you run or know someone who runs an NAQT-written event, please save and send the scoresheets to me. I do the conv...
by PenforPrez
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11
Replies: 38
Views: 10737

Re: NAQT Sectionals 2011 - ACUI Region 11

Alex, did you post the announcement on hsquizbowl? When I ran SCT last year, I did most of my promotion that way, and it was very helpful. :)
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio quizbowl
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: Ohio quizbowl

So I've been working quite a bit here. Did the Rowdy Raider tournament at Wright State in Dayton in December, in a persistent snowfall. A lot of teams from Kentucky and Michigan came for that; Chattahoochee from the Atlanta area came and finished about 3rd or 4th. Got to solidify friendships with co...
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 85795

Re: lalalalala

So I had one of the biggest roadsign fails ever on a winter break road trip to Dallas. I got into Henryetta, Oklahoma, at US 75 and Interstate 40. There was a big sign coming into town: WELCOME TO HENRYETTA HOME OF WORLD FAMOUS COWBOYS (SOMEBODY OR OTHER) AND TROY AIKMAN I saw this and I seriously t...
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 188160

Re: Things that don't suck

My grades for my first semester of library school: A-, A-, B. Considering I was out of school for 8 1/2 years, I'll take it. :)
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 125988

Re: things that suck...

Things that suck from my recent experience. --Getting two feet of snow over a period of three days on finals week. Threw all of my finals into absolute chaos. :( --Going back to Missouri and getting stuck in a turf war between my parents (who separated the day I moved to Ohio). --My dad having to ha...
by PenforPrez
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA
Replies: 9
Views: 4006

Re: AD blasts lawmaker who blasts MSHSAA

With the MO legislature now with a record majority of mostly far-right Republicans, I've been wondering if anything will come of Ms. Cunningham's crusade. Of course, the Missouri legislature is far too concerned with trying to outlaw abortion and adult entertainment establishments to worry about any...
by PenforPrez
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)
Replies: 87
Views: 15274

Re: WUHSAC XIII (01/29/2011) at WUSTL (St. Louis, Missouri)

I talked to the Northmont coach the other day; he was running his annual Rowdy Raider tournament at Wright State in Dayton last weekend. He's really excited about coming to St. Louis; he's looking forward to playing the teams from MO and elsewhere. His stated goal is nothing less than to win, so tha...
by PenforPrez
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: lalalalala
Replies: 1030
Views: 85795

Re: lalalalala

*Achoo!*
by PenforPrez
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 73
Views: 23762

Re: Word Association

Floriduh