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by Charlie Dees
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Musicians: The Walden School summer camp seeking students
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

Musicians: The Walden School summer camp seeking students

Hey everybody, I am a former student and current staff member at The Walden School's Young Musicians Program. This is a camp for musicians aged 9-18 (including seniors who just graduated) who spend 5 weeks at a boarding school in rural Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only camp in America which is d...
by Charlie Dees
Tue May 23, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State

Did Stacy Schroeder really say that?
by Charlie Dees
Sun May 21, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: 2017 MSHSAA Sectionals/State

So, if you're going to approach a state championship from the baseline assumption that you want four classes with equal numbers of teams divided by population size, then you are going to have to cut off those classes somewhere, and the only way to make it fair is to do it blindly with indifference t...
by Charlie Dees
Sat May 20, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: TACO Bowl at Truman State University [POSTPONED]
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: TACO Bowl at Truman State University [POSTPONED]

Hey there Allyson. I saw this announcement/cancellation and I wanted to maybe give some advice that I think will help whatever event you want to run next year go better. The first thing I couldn't help but notice is that there has not been an academic high school tournament hosted by Truman State th...
by Charlie Dees
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas City?
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

What's the matter with Kansas City?

So in my other thread, I opened with a bunch of much-deserved praise for how phenomenally impressed I am by the general Missouri circuit in the 2 years since I moved away. Now, it's time to key in on one area that I am quite disappointed by, which is my hometown of Kansas City. From my playing caree...
by Charlie Dees
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some thoughts on interstate competition around St. Louis
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Some thoughts on interstate competition around St. Louis

After a long, much-needed break from worrying about Missouri quizbowl, I have found myself lately mulling over some different ideas about what I'm seeing go on in Missouri. I live in New York City now, so it's entirely possible that I'm missing something here, but I wanted to just get the discussion...
by Charlie Dees
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Advisory Decision and Survey Results
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: MSHSAA Advisory Decision and Survey Results

Separately, I think the following points of attack should be pursued by people who care about these kinds of things after reading the rules and the survey. 1) I found the wording of many of the survey questions to be very poorly and inaccurately written so as to obviously bias the answers. They kept...
by Charlie Dees
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Advisory Decision and Survey Results
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: MSHSAA Advisory Decision and Survey Results

I agree with Jason and Sean. This survey both shows how far Missouri has progressed, and just how much more work needs to be done. Before MOQBA was founded, so few teams even grasped what "national-style" quizbowl was that the old format surveys would have made many readers here cringe, and whenever...
by Charlie Dees
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

Yeah, I mean, I grew up and realized "I don't actually give a shit what tournaments in other states that I will never attend do as long as they run good tournaments," and you're a 21-22 year old who barely plays quizbowl who lives in Chicago, and it's not so much "ridiculous" to have perfectly reada...
by Charlie Dees
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: Bonus representation (I'm sure this already was brought up)

You really care that much what websites showing statistics from high school quizbowl tournaments look like?
by Charlie Dees
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/16/2013 (BISB)
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship - 11/16/2013 (BISB)

Given that teams are allowed to travel outside of the 250 mile limit once during the season, I think I would give this my endorsement as a good idea for a place to travel if you want to get some diverse, strong competition.
by Charlie Dees
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Results
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Results

Sharjeel, that's actually how the sets have always looked when NAQT took over. The first and third quarters are always a single line, and the 2nd and 4th quarters were always around 3 lines (taken from NAQT's A-sets). They are astoundingly easy, which is good for the overwhelming group of districts ...
by Charlie Dees
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Results
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Predictions

Hickman beat Rock Bridge in our district's final. Also, I am infinitely amused at how little interest there seems to be in discussing districts on these fora anymore.
by Charlie Dees
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Re: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Predictions

Does Blue Springs have a team anymore?
by Charlie Dees
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mizzou's Quiz Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1995

Re: Mizzou's Quiz Bowl

Or just send me an email at charlie16@gmail.com. We always want more members, and I think next year our team should be really good with Itamar joining so you should definitely be a part of it.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Re: 2013 MSHSAA District Tournament Predictions

Is NKC going to go to districts this year?
by Charlie Dees
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Hallsville Invitational Tournament (3/16/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Hallsville Invitational Tournament (3/16/2013)

Hallsville did an excellent job running this tournament and I think everyone should go next year. I had a great time and I think the players did too.
by Charlie Dees
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2013 Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship
Replies: 9
Views: 4404

2013 Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship

Hello everyone, As you probably know for the last 3 years I've run a "Pre-Nationals" Tournament with a singles side event attached to it in May, which is primarily used as a chance for teams going to nationals to get to play something after the MSHSAA series, but also for any team who wants to atten...
by Charlie Dees
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Helias Tournament 2013 (Feb. 23)
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Helias Tournament 2013 (Feb. 23)

I got an email today from coach Swoyer saying that she is good to go on her end, and is currently finding out whether or not most of the teams can still make it. There should be an answer by the end of the week.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 4th Annual Mort Walker Invitational at MU (02/02/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 6872

Re: 4th Annual Mort Walker Invitational at MU (02/02/2013)

As noted above, I have finally fixed the problems with the statistics for this tournament, and all the results are posted. Ladue A, i.e. Max Schindler playing solo went undefeated, Ladue B, i.e. Ben Zhang playing solo won the tiebreaker for second, while Ladue C placed third, which is about as impre...
by Charlie Dees
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)

As a sign that the apocalypse is nigh, Tiger Bowl has full stats! http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1204/
by Charlie Dees
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Rock Teen Jeopardy Champ
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: Little Rock Teen Jeopardy Champ

Is there a structural reason that charter schools are so much less prominent on the educational scene in Missouri than lots of other states?
by Charlie Dees
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Hallsville Invitational Tournament (3/16/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Hallsville Invitational Tournament (3/16/2013)

I hear Rock Bridge and Hickman are sending 4 teams to this, anybody else going? Sounds like it will be good times for all.
by Charlie Dees
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brookfield's coach
Replies: 8
Views: 3079

Re: Brookfield's coach

Wow, what sad news. He seemed really cool in my email interactions with him, and his team did really well the first time I saw them at something (Rock Bridge a week and a half ago). Does anybody know what's going on with the team? Because he seemed like he was definitely getting them to improve, I h...
by Charlie Dees
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Helias Tournament 2013 (Feb. 23)
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Helias Tournament 2013 (Feb. 23)

Helias's annual tournament is happening this year on February 23rd. It will be a mirror of the Harvard Fall Tournament, and has a full, competitive field as usual. These are the teams I have been told are attending: DeSmet – 2 Hickman – 2 Hallsville – 2 Waynesville – 2 Hancock – 1 Helias – 1 Salem –...
by Charlie Dees
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

If you're seriously making that argument then you're just being silly and stubborn.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Re: Missouri Quiz Bowl 2012-2013

I would argue that a team is hypothetical until it actually exists, and you shouldn't rank hypothetical teams over teams that have results in real events. Also though, Hickman A had all 4 A team players in the playoffs at MFAT, so you can in fact rank them by that criteria.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)

I can confirm, Ladue A won the tournament over Ladue B, with Hickman A defeating North Kansas City A in the game for 3rd place. Here are the statistics for the preliminary rounds, the remainder will follow.

Thanks so much to Jacob O'Rourke for doing the vast bulk of the stats at the tournament!
by Charlie Dees
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)

There was never a real need for an actual announcement because the field filled so fast, but I will go ahead and update it.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Central Region at Centralia
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Re: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Central Region at Centralia

I haven't posted the link to those uploaded stats because there are errors in them and I've been out of town and unable to fix them.
by Charlie Dees
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Southwest Region @ Parkview
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Re: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - Southwest Region @ Parkview

Thomas Jefferson won the tournament, defeating Springfield Central in a one game final after they emerged from the playoffs with a tied record. The stats are forthcoming.
by Charlie Dees
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - St. Louis Region @ Lutheran
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: MOQBA Fall Regional Tournament - St. Louis Region @ Lutheran

This field is currently full, so if you want on the waitlist, let Mr. Flandermeyer know. The field as is looks pretty awesome too.
by Charlie Dees
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

Kyle, I think the thing you're missing is that we already know all the reasons behind the rule that any devil's advocate might bring up, and we don't care because the reasons are still dumb. You aren't doing any thought provoking by bringing up all these points we already have heard before.
by Charlie Dees
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

L-Town Expatriate wrote:As far as the recognition rule: from a radio broadcast/podcast standpoint, pointing doesn't generate too many of decibels.
Do we broadcast quizbowl?
by Charlie Dees
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)

Bump because Jacob posted the full stats directly above.
by Charlie Dees
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)

Today, we had an incredible day of quizbowl at MU. After 10 rounds, we whittled down our 32 team field to 4 superplayoff teams, Clayton A, Ladue A, Ladue B, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy, who drove all the way in. After the superplayoffs, Clayton placed fourth, Ladue B took home the thir...
by Charlie Dees
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)

This tournament is happening tomorrow in the Arts and Sciences building, with registration starting at 8, so remember to be there!
by Charlie Dees
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

Good news! MSHSAA's official position is that powers are allowed as a format change, with them interpreting it as "Each tossup is worth 10 points and an extra 5 points is then rewarded for each power," as per their rules interpreters, who asked Stacy Schroeder.
by Charlie Dees
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Winter Invitational Tournaments on Jan. 12th, 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Re: MOQBA Winter Invitational Tournaments on Jan. 12th, 2013

Here is the "blacklist" for this year's event, all of whom are schools that made the playoffs of MSHSAA or NAQT State. Barstow CIS College Heights Helias Hickman Ladue Liberty Mound City NKC Notre Dame Cape Oakville Priory Richland Rock Bridge Savannah Smithville St. Joseph Christian TJ Truman West ...
by Charlie Dees
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: MOQBA Winter Invitational Tournaments on Jan. 12th, 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

MOQBA Winter Invitational Tournaments on Jan. 12th, 2013

Hello coaches, This is Charlie Dees from the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, and I wanted to let you know about the MOQBA Winter Invitational Tournaments, a new series of events we are helping to organize run on January 12th, 2013. These tournaments are going to be run on NAQT Introductory Set 121A, whi...
by Charlie Dees
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

My other suggestion is that, if you do want to write to MSHSAA about this, send them a physical letter addressed to Stacy Schroeder, rather than an email that can easily be ignored and which goes to MSHSAA's general email account. Their address is:

PO BOX 1328
Columbia, MO 65205-1328
by Charlie Dees
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSHSAA Rules Changes
Replies: 21
Views: 9254

Re: MSHSAA Rules Changes

To any students who are writing letters, I would strongly recommend being measured and reasoned in your writing and not letting frustration overwhelm the letter. For one thing, there are some coaches who are quite pro-pyramidal quizbowl on the advisory committee, and some coaches who are new to the ...
by Charlie Dees
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Truman State (9/22/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

Re: Collegiate Novice at Truman State (9/22/12)

amazing, please dont delete this awesome post jeff
by Charlie Dees
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 7799

Re: Tiger Bowl V at MU (12/01/2012)

Field is full even without a real announcement.
by Charlie Dees
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: 2012 Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/20/2012)

I edited the top post with the announcement that I'm about to email out to coaches. Expect the field to fill today.