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by DIoanis
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New College team
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

Re: New College team

Does any one know if they ever got a team together. I start there in the fall. I heard from Dakota that they were having practices; try messaging him to see if anything's happening. Edit: Given that he's apparently transferred to a school in Nevada, I wouldn't be terribly confident. Still, there mi...
by DIoanis
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: Westminster College
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: Westminster College

As of now, the names that come to mind are Dakota, from this board, and Ben Mayne from Fulton High School. If you guys are motivated to do this, I highly suggest you do. Missouri could use you! Love it if I could help, but I am going to school about 1500 miles west of Missouri so I'm pretty sure I ...
by DIoanis
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS
Replies: 57
Views: 10535

Re: 2010 MSHSAA Sectionals/State RESULTS

Truman won and will be going to state for the 2nd year in a row. Not sure the record or scores but Mr. Tarvin posted they won on his Facebook page.

EDIT: Truman won 2-1 over LSN, came down to last few questions in the 2nd half of the 3rd game.
by DIoanis
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 101471

Re: 2010 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

If Truman does not win District 14 this year I'm going to be upset. Only Grain Valley and Raytown South are the only other schools planning to attend districts. It should be a cake walk for my old school :) Clayton and SLUH are in District 4... I'm just guessing though so someone should double check.
by DIoanis
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 KC Suburban Conference tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: 2010 KC Suburban Conference tournaments

Truman won the Red division again for the 3rd year in a row. Park Hill South was 2nd, losing to Truman by 60 points in the final. Not sure of the final scores though.
by DIoanis
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 Suburban Conference Quads
Replies: 36
Views: 3031

Re: 2010 Suburban Conference Quads

Ya it's something Mr. Tarvin started after my first year playing in scholar bowl. It started out as a team thing, just the starters from the both the JV and varsity teams from Truman would come to this camp and go over subjects and questions and to prepare for the up comming year. Last year though h...
by DIoanis
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2010 Suburban Conference Quads
Replies: 36
Views: 3031

Re: 2010 Suburban Conference Quads

Wow, Lee's Summit won both JV and varsity? That's really interesting.... That's like if the Royals ended up winning the AL Central division this summer I guess. I wonder how they will do in districts with LSN when the time comes.
by DIoanis
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Maple Woods 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Maple Woods 2010

I understand it was a close contest between Truman and Cameron today with Truman advancing to Friday. Not sure what other teams made it as well. I just know Truman advanced
by DIoanis
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

If I were a betting man... I'd say NKC won. LSN and Columbia Hickman are great schools too so I would say they rounded out the top 3. But, like y'all I left quickly after the last round due to the weather.
by DIoanis
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

It's possible, I just quickly entered the varsity teams into my phone so I might have missed some. I only looked at the varsity teams too so I'm not sure. I know the reason why Truman went with QG. Truman's coach always uses the state provider for questions at the varsity level. Always have. As for ...
by DIoanis
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

I'd like to point out this was the first time Truman did not play in their own tournament on either the varsity or JV level. I read questions today (3 rounds of varsity, 3 rounds of JV) so I have some idea of how the questions were. The medical TV worksheet was QG, I remember going over them in my r...
by DIoanis
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

NEW DATE SET FOR FEBRUARY 20TH
by DIoanis
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

Got this today from Mr. Tarvin in an email to all former Truman High School Scholar Bowl team members Hello everyone, Much to my chagrin and yours, sKnowbowl, for the 2nd time in current memory, is going to be postponed to an undetermined date . We received a call from the superintendent that all o...
by DIoanis
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC Suburban Conference divisions
Replies: 1
Views: 864

KC Suburban Conference divisions

I was reading the local paper for Independence, The Examiner, and there was an artical online from late October of this year talking about how the conference divisions MIGHT look after Liberty North opens next fall. I posted the link below. I thought it was interesting and thought you all might like...
by DIoanis
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

I do not have the full 32 team list. I do know that Park Hill South will not attend but usually most schools with a team in the KC area attend this tournament. I talked to my ex-coach about a week ago and there are a few teams from around Joplin who are attending as well, I think Webb City and Thoma...
by DIoanis
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: LSN Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

LSN Tournament

I guess today Lee's Summit North hosted a tournament. Not sure what teams played, how many teams showed up. I did learn that Truman's varsity team did place first, but I'm not sure what teams they went up against.
by DIoanis
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Re: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

Heard today that the tournament is now up to 32 varsity and 32 JV teams. SO...a lot of teams are showing up to play. If anyone wants to read questions please let me know and I can relay that info to Tarvin. This size of a tournament I would imagine needs a lot of help!
by DIoanis
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: World Quest
Replies: 15
Views: 4886

World Quest

Beat me to the punch Charlie

I was going to say there is a chapter of this organization in Kansas City. They hosted a competition in 2007?
by DIoanis
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: World Quest
Replies: 15
Views: 4886

World Quest

This sounds really cool. Too bad nothing like this is held in the Kansas City area (I think there is a science day competition around here but I'm not sure) Anyway, congratulations to you and your team.
by DIoanis
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

Truman High School sKnowbowl 2010

Just got this from Mr. Tarvin via group email for the Truman scholar bowl alumni, so I am just passing it on to you all. "Hey everyone. I just wanted to remind you all that sKnowbowl is January 9, 2010 and I will need moderators, as always. Right now we are at 24 V and 24 JV, and we will probably ex...
by DIoanis
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New College team
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

New College team

I have thought about hosting a high school tournament to raise money for the team. I'm not sure if that would be a smart thing to do this year. Like I said we are all freshmen this year so we really don't have experience in any aspect about college just yet. But...I did run into (of all people) Bill...
by DIoanis
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New College team
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

New College team

I would like to announce the formation of a new quizbowl team at Missouri Western State University. Right now there are only 3 of us on the team(all freshman who played quizbowl in Missouri and Kansas in high school) and quite frankly have <big>no idea</big> what to do next. I am not expecting any s...
by DIoanis
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 Benton Varsity Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

2009 Benton Varsity Tournament

If you need any help (moderators/time keepers) I would be more then happy to assist in any way. I'm a student at Missouri Western so it would not be very far for me to travel.
by DIoanis
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 64474

2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament

Wasn't Park Hill South pretty decent last year, too? I remember last year they beat Truman at the Smithville tournament by 10 points. I think they placed 3rd at districts last year behind NKC and Liberty, as well as 3rd at conference behind Truman and Park Hill. They did well at quads too come to t...
by DIoanis
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 64474

2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote: The field is limited to the first 24 teams to register and will be divided into preliminary round-robin pools, with the results in each pool determining placement in the playoff rounds.
This means that schools are not going to be divided by school size, correct?
by DIoanis
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Missouri High School Preview 2010

But it does sound like you are suggesting that Liberty is going to have a rebuilding year with the loss of Spence and Cameron. I guess that is bad wording on my part, since I don't think they are going to have a terrible year either. I just think for them it's not going to be up to par compared to o...
by DIoanis
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Missouri High School Preview 2010

And for that matter, what school/schools will play surprisingly bad (other then Liberty and Savannah and other rebuilding teams)? Seriously dude? I'm not the only one who thinks Liberty is going to be rebuilding this year Liberty – This team is losing a bunch of people who can be attributed much of...
by DIoanis
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Missouri High School Preview 2010

Anyone have a guess as to what school or schools might surprise us this year? What school/schools will "come out of the blue" and play well this year? And for that matter, what school/schools will play surprisingly bad (other then Liberty and Savannah and other rebuilding teams)?
by DIoanis
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri High School Preview 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Missouri High School Preview 2010

In other news, what about Truman? Tarkio? The other Parkways? Lee's Summit and Blue Springs schools? Others that I am too tired to list now? There's a lot still to be explored here. I know Truman will be in rebuilding mode this season. Only one starter will be comming back from last year since we w...
by DIoanis
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 621
Views: 127166

things that suck...

Mizzou giving up the game to Nebraska in the 4th quarter like that :angry:
by DIoanis
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 64474

2009 Liberty Scholar Bowl Invitational Tournament

I know for a fact that the Truman marching band (and Chrisman's for that matter) will be in a parade in the morning. This could be why Truman is not signed up yey. I will email Tarvin and check if he knows about this or not yet. My guess is he does though.
by DIoanis
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints/Debate date conflict discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Two Saints/Debate date conflict discussion

And Dakota, no, I have never heard of getting NFL points by doing QB. That would be insanely awesome though. Get in touch with Clayton's debate teacher. Truman's debate teacher is on great terms with both coachs from Ladue and Clayton (Truman usually goes to St. Louis for the Clayton/Ladue Tourname...
by DIoanis
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Two Saints/Debate date conflict discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Two Saints/Debate date conflict discussion

To be honest, I do not know that much about speech and debate (I judged a couple of tournaments we had here a few years ago), so I am not sure if all of their tournaments are on Tuesday or how long their season runs. I debated all 4 years in high school and am familiar with most programs in KC, STL...
by DIoanis
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

Does KCMO have any gifted programs through Elementary? I've always wondered about gifted programs in other schools, I know NKC has one, but that's about it. The district does have a gifted program at least on the elememtary level. I'm not sure in middle school or high school but I know for a fact a...
by DIoanis
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

"Something Prep" is probably Lincoln College Prep. It's kind of a gifted magnet school in the KCMO district, or at least I think that's how it works. They always sent teams to middle school science olympiad, so I am assuming that they would be likely participants in middle school qb action as well....
by DIoanis
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

As Jason mentioned above, I ran a middle school tournament at Northwestern in February. I would be glad to send your mother the questions for her students to practice on. The University of Oklahoma ran a large middle school tournament for years and may be able to provide her additional questions fr...
by DIoanis
Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

The in-school tournament sounds like a good start; the elementary school that my sister used to go to did this with great success. As for questions, I know that St. Viator (Illinois) and Northwestern ran well-written middle school tournaments last year, and there might be a few more this year. JV s...
by DIoanis
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

I would suggest that even if finding other schools to play against is difficult, an in-school option might be just as appealing; perhaps an after-school club or something. This was something that has been brought up in talking to my mom in the past (this quiz bowl team is something that has been fl...
by DIoanis
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: middle school quiz bowl help
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

middle school quiz bowl help

I found out today that my mother is "going to try" to become a brand new quiz bowl coach at the school she is teaching at (as in she is going to start the program from scratch). There are some problems though about her becoming a coach. 1) The school: She has taught in inner city Kansas City for th...
by DIoanis
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 End of Season Team Poll: Congratulations NKC
Replies: 33
Views: 2417

2009 End of Season Team Poll: Congratulations NKC

1. Do you mean Parkway Central, instead of West? West was a brand new team this year that thankfully has traveled to some good tournaments, but that Parkway Central was consistently outperforming them at, probably partially because everyone on their team is new. 2. Francis Howell Central never went...
by DIoanis
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 End of Season Team Poll: Congratulations NKC
Replies: 33
Views: 2417

2009 End of Season Team Poll: Congratulations NKC

I found myself desperately wishing we had played Liberty at some point, but I guess I'm not entirely qualified to comment. The 2 teams I really took issue with Charles placing above us were Clayton and FZW. While FZW is a fine team, we trashed them a couple times and, if we'd played them on good qu...
by DIoanis
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl road trip
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Quizbowl road trip

I would LOVE to go, but I will be in Nevada with family at this time. Sorry :-(
by DIoanis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: NAQT Nationals
Replies: 42
Views: 3596

NAQT Nationals

I'm curious, what happened to the money from your past Sknow Bowls? I would think a 48 team tournament run annually would have lots of money left over. We get very little funding from the school itself. A lot of that money goes towards paying tournament fees and helps with our "team camp" we host e...
by DIoanis
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: NAQT Nationals
Replies: 42
Views: 3596

NAQT Nationals

Each teammate had to pay about $150 in the end, plus whatever we payed for meals. We flew, but each person had to pay something like $120 for the flight and hotel room. Our Booster Club gave us $1000 for the trip so that covered about 1/3 of the cost of it. Food was out of pocket though. My mom cam...
by DIoanis
Tue May 19, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3198

Class 4 District 15

I do have a life outside quizbowl... Funny...so do the rest of us. The implication that we're all troglodytes who have no interests outside of Quiz Bowl is really rather unnecessary. :P Not to be rude, but some on this message board tend to have the reputation of living only for quizbowl. Not every...
by DIoanis
Tue May 19, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4868

College destinations

Due to a "financial aid mishap" I am no longer going to Westminster College. Instead I will now be attending Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

It sucks.....

At least I will be close to home (?) It was my backup college and I guess I should be happy I'm going somewhere I guess
by DIoanis
Tue May 19, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSNCT tips and tricks
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

HSNCT tips and tricks

Yes, thank you! Our coach for the life of him couldn't find out if bonus could rebound or not. Thanks again :D
by DIoanis
Tue May 19, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3198

Class 4 District 15

I just thought it was funny you think this is TJ Independent Day school. It's not. This is Thomas Jefferson in Virginia (A rather large school), who in 2005 was regarded as the best quizbowl team ever. Learn your quizbowl history man. And Lakeside is in Washington State i think. I know about Thomas...
by DIoanis
Sat May 16, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3198

Class 4 District 15

I suppose it's completely unfair every time that NKC beats Parkway Central by 405 points, or Hickman beats Helias by 340, or Thomas Jefferson beats Lakeside (#2 in the country that year) by 730 points How is it unfair? NKC and Parkway West are both in Class 4 as well as Helias and Hickman. I'm gues...
by DIoanis
Sat May 16, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3198

Class 4 District 15

I'm going to answer this question by directing it in the opposite direction: why shouldn't small schools who are good enough to compete with the large schools be given an opportunity to do so? Richland has beaten enough Class 4 schools over the years that you'd have to be crazy to take them lightly...