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Post by MJones » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:03 pm

In case anyone hasn't seen:



http://www.mshsaa.org/SFA1809_Kirksville.aspx

"District Assignments for Academic Competiton are expected to be announced Friday afternoon. Check for updates by the end of the day on the Academic Competition page of the website."

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Post by Chococheesey » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:00 pm

Finaly.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:17 pm

This was completely expected:

CLASS 4 - District 15 [generally Northland schools]:
* Liberty High School (2733)
* North Kansas City High School (1554)
* Oak Park High School (1537)
* Park Hill High School (1591)
* Park Hill South High School (1568)
* William Chrisman High School (1614)
* Winnetonka High School (1594)

But THIS is a surprise:
CLASS 4 - District 16 [generally immediately north of the KC metro schools] :
* Benton High School (860)
* Excelsior Springs High School (877)
* Kearney High School (1149)
* Platte County High School (896)
* Savannah High School (769)
* Staley High School (1163)

So instead of only one of NKC, Liberty, and Savannah making it out of C4D8 to state under the old system, one of the KC schools will have to meet Savannah (presumably) the next Thursday night to get basically the same result. Yeah, this is a fantastic sectionals plan. Just let each district winner go to state, or have the top 2 teams from each district advance to Sectionals [edit] and have the top 2 at Sectionals advance to State.

At least Truman is in District 14 so they should add some strength to the weak old District 7

769 is the smallest Class 4 school size (Savannah and Mexico). Official 2008-09 and 2009-10 MSHSAA enrollments

In Class 2, Richland is in District 9 and Fordland is in District 10. At least they're in separate districts, but only one will make it to state...

Not that they will even show up, but Viburnum has moved down to Class 1.

[edited about 10 times to add random additional information]


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Compe ... /88961/'>U. Lou Sthagaim</a>, Jan 9 2009, 08:22:17 PM.</div>

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Post by ELADAMO89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:42 pm

at the moment, i'm not going to think about sectionals
we can finally take districts again without concern
i did not anticipate pleasant hope going into class 3, they are normally a district competitor

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:05 pm

I suppose a semi-direct link to the assignments would be helpful. Academic Competition page, then click on Class and District Assignments. I'm not sure if a direct link is possible.

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Post by WillHack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:11 pm

Well, we got an easy district. More worried about sectionals. Too bad FZW and FHC can't both advance, although this was expected. . . .

Will this work?: http://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/Info/C ... trict.aspx

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:14 pm

About the same as my link. You can click this link and then "Academic Competition". It remembers the last class/district assignment you looked for the current session (which expires after a relatively short time or I think when you close your browser). Either link is about as direct as we can apparently get. Doing form postbacks for simple links is pretty unfriendly.


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Compe ... /88961/'>U. Lou Sthagaim</a>, Jan 9 2009, 08:15:31 PM.</div>

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:16 pm

ScoBo1987 wrote:Not that they will even show up, but Viburnum has moved down to Class 1.
And only about five years too late. I think we were the second-smallest Class 2 school when I played.

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:19 pm

ScoBo1987 wrote:This was completely expected:

CLASS 4 - District 15 [generally Northland schools]:
* Liberty High School (2733)
* North Kansas City High School (1554)
* Oak Park High School (1537)
* Park Hill High School (1591)
* Park Hill South High School (1568)
* William Chrisman High School (1614)
* Winnetonka High School (1594)

But THIS is a surprise:
CLASS 4 - District 16 [generally immediately north of the KC metro schools] :
* Benton High School (860)
* Excelsior Springs High School (877)
* Kearney High School (1149)
* Platte County High School (896)
* Savannah High School (769)
* Staley High School (1163)

So instead of only one of NKC, Liberty, and Savannah making it out of C4D8 to state under the old system, one of the KC schools will have to meet Savannah (presumably) the next Thursday night to get basically the same result. Yeah, this is a fantastic sectionals plan. Just let each district winner go to state, or have the top 2 teams from each district advance to Sectionals.
Wow.

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Post by Charbroil » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:25 pm

WillHack wrote:Well, we got an easy district. More worried about sectionals.
Easy district? You don't say. What happens if none of the teams show up (as seems possible, given that they should all remember Two Saints)?

I mean, Howell North, Zumwalt South, and McCluer North don't even have teams! What kind of district has only three playing teams?

And of course sectionals (assuming 1 plays 2, 3 plays 4, etc.) turn this whole thing into a repeat of Districts. Great...

The big winner seems...Helias, maybe. They're no longer with Hickman, and none of the teams in their district/sectionals seems to be a contender.

Other than that change, nothing seems to be affected. On the other hand, we have some fun issues like this one:

* Hannibal High School
* Hickman High School
* Kirksville High School
* Marshall High School
* Mexico High School
* Rock Bridge High School

Two state contenders in the same district. With 2 more tough teams (Rock Bridge and Mexico or Marshall). Wonderful.

Does anyone else feel a little confused? This is all rather irritating...

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Post by WillHack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:31 pm

Haha, not my fault. I'd actually rather it was competitive. But I'm not at all surprised that the Districts are completely unbalanced, that is entirely in keeping with what I know of MSHSAA's policies concerning ac team.

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Post by Charbroil » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:32 pm

Incidentally, some predictions (assuming districts adjacent by numbers play one another):

D1/2: Central (Cape Girardeau) High School (assuming someone else in that area didn't turn into a powerhouse--I'm running off of last year's results for this)

D3/4: Eureka High School/Maybe Clayton High School, SLUH, or Marquette

D5/6: Ladue Horton Watkins High School , unless one of the private schools got really good or PCH pulls an upset

D7/8: You know, I'm not even going to discuss my own district/sectional. There are literally four teams in the running. Us, FZW, Kirksville, and Hickman

D9/10: Helias High School, again, see disclaimer for D1/2

D11/12: Kickapoo High School , again, see disclaimer

D13/14: This could also be interesting. Lee's Summit West, Truman High School, or Blue Springs

D15/16: Jefferey (sorry about that--I read what you said about NKC and assumed since Charles is the one who most often writes about NKC) already dealt with this one (see above)

This is all very irritating...



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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:36 pm

Charbroil wrote: * Hannibal High School
* Hickman High School
* Kirksville High School
* Marshall High School
* Mexico High School
* Rock Bridge High School
And to make matters worse, Kirksville already has to drive 1.5+ hours to Columbia for Districts (also note that Hannibal will have to drive 2+ hours to Columbia). If Kirksville wins their district, they will have to drive even further to St. Louis the next THURSDAY, making them miss much of the school day. This, combined with the fact that there will pretty much be no change in who makes it to state if there were still only 8 districts, is a fine example of why sectionals in its current form is severely flawed.

(I'm assuming one of the Columbia schools will host as it is the most central)

edit: Class 4 District 8 Google Map


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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:42 pm

Okay, so this can't go without being said: No offense to any one who is an alma mater to any school in C1/D1 or C1/D2, but they really couldn't have made it any easier for Bradleyville. Of all those schools, the only competitive ones are Niangua, Koshkonong, and Bell City. Seeing what Matt said about Viburnum concerns me though. I was really hoping to play them. I figured they still had a very good program. Barring a catostrophic breakdown, look for Bradleyville to return to state for the third straight year.

By the way, for all those who want to see a REALLY GOOD district match-up, check out C1/D3. TJ, Golden City, and Lockwood in the same district. That's a good one. Too bad only one will advance (probably TJ).

Also, does anyone know if they announced the locations of where each district will be held?

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Post by WillHack » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:42 pm

I agree with most of your predictions, Charles. I really want to see Ladue in action sometime this year, before I make any judgments.

For D7/8, I say Francis Howell Central.

For D13/14, I have no idea, but I certainly hope it isn't Lee's Summit West

For D15/16, I say Savannah, although it's basically a toss-up.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:42 pm

Charbroil wrote:D15/16: Charles Dees already dealt with this one (see above)
Charles Dees hasn't posted in this thread yet; I assume you're talking about my post? In any case, at this point I'm predicting NKC easily.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:46 pm

the last ramsfan wrote:Seeing what Matt said about Viburnum concerns me though. I was really hoping to play them. I figured they still had a very good program.
This QBWiki entry will bring you up to speed on how well Viburnum is doing after Matt's departure
Also, does anyone know if they announced the locations of where each district will be held?
This will be posted later, at some unknown time. This is probably the first time the vast majority of schools are seeing the district list so they wouldn't know who would need to host yet.

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Post by hugatree1715 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:58 pm

I can't say that I'm upset, because we were placed in a relatively weak district, and it appears that we have one of the most direct paths to State (we'll likely play LSW or some other team from C4D13. But while the districts are drawn (apparently) more geographically grouped, is it really fair that Savannah, Liberty, and NKC have to duke it out for one spot at state? Again, I'm not trying to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I can see a lot of complaints emerging from these decisions.


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Post by Charbroil » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:13 pm

ScoBo1987 wrote:
Charbroil wrote:D15/16: Charles Dees already dealt with this one (see above)
Charles Dees hasn't posted in this thread yet; I assume you're talking about my post? In any case, at this point I'm predicting NKC easily.
That's what I meant. Sorry about that.

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:18 pm

Okay, it's time for a new game called: Pick the Correct Obscure School! Very simple, you pick the school you have never heard of in Class 1, save for TJ, and pray that they win here are my predictions:

D1: Bell City. They play okay, but they're in a pathetically weak conference. Koshkonong has an outside shot, if they show up.
D2: Bradleyville. 80% guarantee. Niangua and Hurley are extreme long shots.
D3: Interesting one. I pick TJ on the fact they never seem to lose, but I see it being very close between them and Lockwood. I also give Golden City a way long almost none shot.
D4: Appleton City. Watch out for Weaubleau, though.
D5: No big names...um, Chilhowee, whoever wins will be the sacrificial lamb to D6.
D6: Lutheran Kansas City, enough said.
D7: Pilot Grove, but Bunceton has an outside shot.
D8: I pick Chamois, but it will be very close between them and St. Elizabeth.
D9: Glasgow, they destroy D10 in sectionals.
D10: Brunswick, but only because they have some name recognition.
D11: Brashear, see above on D10.
D12: Linn County, again, name recognition.
D13: DeKalb, name recognition.
D14: Another somewhat interesting district, but I see Stanberry win in a thriller against King City. Why King City? Again, name recognition.
D15: South Nodaway, only because they are the best Nodaway of the bunch and that may not be saying much.
D16: Tarkio. No question about it.

Seeing this list, here are my 8 for State:
Bradleyville
Thomas Jefferson
Lutheran Kansas City
Pilot Grove in a close one over Chamois
Glasgow
Brashear
Stanberry
Tarkio

Also I have a prediction for Class 2:
Norwood and Saxony Lutheran win and go to state to be cremated by either Richland or Fordland.


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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:49 pm

The official evidence-that-Jeffrey-has-no-life post of this thread - More Google Maps!

Class 4
District 8
District 9
District 10
District 11
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15
District 16

I am able to show multiple districts at once by selecting/deselecting checkboxes by the list of my maps, but I'm not sure how easy that would be for others.

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Post by carpenoctem63141 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:03 pm

WillHack wrote:I agree with most of your predictions, Charles. I really want to see Ladue in action sometime this year, before I make any judgments.

For D7/8, I say Francis Howell Central.

For D13/14, I have no idea, but I certainly hope it isn't Lee's Summit West

For D15/16, I say Savannah, although it's basically a toss-up.
Yeah... dunno if we'll be able to get to a tournament before districts... The scheduling gods were not too kind to us this year, we've got all kinds of crazy conflicts for pretty much everything. :(

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Post by MJones » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:06 pm

I'm just going to throw out some Class 3 predictions.

D1- Notre Dame
D2- Ste. Genevieve
D3- Sullivan (I honestly don't know any of these teams, but I wan't to pick someone so I can compare the actual winners to my pick. So drawing the random name from the hat... )
D4- Priory
D5- Hermann (see note above)
D6- Mark Twain (once again... see note above)
D7- Hallsville
D8- Osage
D9- Dixon (not just saying that because it's my school; if you play poorly, Salem and possibly Cuba have great chances)
D10- Ava
D11- East Newton
D12- Pleasant Hope
D13- Warsaw (see not above)
D14- Oak Grove
D15- Lexington
D16- Smithville

Sectionals

D1/2- Notre Dame (I'm saying this because they won state last year, but I vaguely remember someone saying they aren't very good this year. Is that true?)
D3/4- Priory
D5/6- Hermann (uhh... yeah. Let's go with that... :p)
D7/8- Hallsville
D9/10- Dixon
D11/12- East Newton
D13/14- Oak Grove
D15/16- Lexington

Final Four (in no particular order)

Priory
Hallsville
Dixon
Notre Dame (unless I heard right and they aren't as good as last year, in which case... East Newton)

Looking at it, I don't think Class 3 has any Districts of Death like Class 4. Savannah moving up has definitely cleared the field as well. That definitely makes Class 4 very intriguing to say the least.

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:21 pm

Ava? In district 10? That HAS to be the worst district in the entirety of class 3. Hands down. These guys couldn't even stay level with a mediocre class 1 team, and I should know... I'm not that far from Ava.

By the way, a better pick would be Bradleyville. You haven't seen better odds since Big Brown... before the whole incident.

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Post by MJones » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:29 pm

I said Ava because they were alright about two years ago. Three years ago we had a pretty average team, and they beat us in the district final. Then the year after that, we beat them, but it was close.

I really don't know how they are now, but since you say they aren't good, I feel even better about our chances if we make it to sectionals. :p

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Post by NKCtrashman » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:18 pm

well, well, well, MSHSAA has dunnit again. dont forget were all playing on Questiuhnzz guhlorre so that already diminishes the legitimacy of State anyway. There really isnt any excuse for 5 or 6 of the states best teams to not even make state. i want the BCS system for State.

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:24 pm

Mike-I do not blame you. Ava was a different kind of monster two years ago, but then something happened and they fell off the face of the Earth.

I also demand a BCS system. If there were one though, MSHSAA would find a way to mess it up anyway. I see quiz bowl in five years as this black hole that sucks up and destroys excellence and the reason why... MSHSAA!

NO! You blew it up! (Adam West, Family Guy reference)

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Post by A Loveline Caller » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:42 pm

MSHSAA, I think this system is complete crap, I think you guys are pigs, and you need to get the hell out of quizbowl.

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Post by socalcaptain » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:00 am

Obligatory "look at my alma mater's new district" post:

C3D7:
* Boonville High School
* Centralia High School
* Fulton High School
* Hallsville High School
* North Callaway High School
* South Callaway High School
* Southern Boone County High School

My predictions as to the top 4:
1. Hallsville
2. Centralia
3. South Callaway or Boonville
4. Loser of above, or maybe Fulton

Hallsville, NCHS, SCHS, and SoBoCo are all in the same conference, so they'll have some head-to-head experience already.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:09 pm

Liberty, NKC, and Savannah all compete on a national level, and I find it completely ridiculous that only one of us will be attending state. Way to go MSHSAA.

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:26 am

I have to applaud MSHSAA as well. Thank you for making our district so pathetically weak. I was wanting competition for our district. Now I have to pray I don't fall asleep from boredom, otherwise my team may lose. For all those out there, don't get me wrong, if something horrible happened to me, say, I fell asleep from boredom, my teammates could pick up for me. They're just as smart, but I wouldn't pick them to win in a buzzer race, which is what this will basically be. I have to agree with Spencer too. I personally think it's sad that NKC, Liberty, and Savannah all have to fight over ONE spot in the state tournament. Granted I don't keep up with Class 4 like I should but I definitely know about these three teams, and whoever wins that sectional you should just probably hand the state championship to. This just reminds me of my freshman year, when us, TJ, and Lockwood were all stuck in the same district. If it hadn't have been for Tarkio, the state championship for Class 1 would have happened right there. Again, thank you MSHSAA. When I thought you couldn't mess things up any more, you did this. Impressive.

Now, all in favor of quizbowl anarchy...

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:12 am

Okay... so this may be my second post in a row, but I don't care.

Seeing everyone else predict a final four for a respective class, I will predict who will be in Class 1's final four (or at least give everyone an idea what is going on down in class 1).

Basically, it is a question of who is the best quiz bowl player in Class 1: Virginia Geddie of TJ, Jared McNett of KC Lutheran, Colten Ross (myself) of Bradleyville, Kevin Lang of Tarkio, or Grant Monnig of Glasgow. It's very simple. Whichever team has an extra person to help their star player will win class 1, no question about it. Each of these teams have great players that by themselves are forces of quizbowl nature who can terrify each other's teams, but each person's supporting cast will determine who wins. Personally, I think I have one of the best groups in class 1. I have 17 other people I can choose from to help us, all of them very good, and the majority of them freshmen or sophomores, who are all very largely involved and want to play the game.

Simply put, any extra time I get, I will be using to get my preferred team into peak shape, ready to take on any and all people who challenge us. My preferred team? Well, that's top secret until the time comes.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:01 pm

Heh, it may be that the team that goes from our sectional should be handed the state title. Unfortunately the state title means nothing when played on Questions Galore. Anyone could beat anyone.

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Post by Charbroil » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:13 pm

Really, Spencer, that's going a little far, don't you think? There are quite a few other top teams that could challenge you, NKC, or Savannah, both coming out of my sectional (FHC, FZW, Hickman, and Kirksville) and out of other St. Louis sectionals (Eureka, Ladue, etc.)

Most of the teams I just mentioned are probably weaker than those out of your sectional, but I would hardly assume that all of them will be...

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Post by Ford08 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:53 pm

Unfortunately the state title means nothing when played on Questions Galore. Anyone could beat anyone.
True. This happend last year at Reeds Spring. We lost to ozark in the first round and went on to win our other two games. We did not quallify for the afternoon rounds because of this. We were better but apparanty Ozark had a twitch in their buzzer finger that day. Questions Galore only crowns the fastest buzzer fingers in the land!!!!


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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:07 pm

I didn't say ya'll weren't better than any of us. I was saying that could be how it is. It could also be the other way around. My point is that it doesn't matter.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:37 pm

This is all the more reason to support the NAQT State Qualifier to crown a champion fairly.

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Post by Chococheesey » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:02 pm

Well, My district ended up being much stronger than expected. We were put in C1/District 1:

Central (Cape Girardeau) High School
DeSoto High School
Farmington High School
Jackson High School
North County High School
Poplar Bluff High School

Which is us, and schools to the south. While C1/District 2:

Festus High School
Hillsboro High School
Pacific High School
Seckman High School
St. Clair High School
Union High School

Is schools just to the north. Now, I haven't been doing this for very long, but I've seen every school in District 1, and they're all competitive. We haven't played De Soto and Farmington, but they didn't seem to be as good as other teams. We beat Cape Central once, and lost to them on the final question another time. Poplar Bluff has went back and forth with Central, and Jackson defeated Central once (although when they came to our tournament, they hardly scored...someone said it looked like different people). District 2, however, has 6 teams I've never heard of or played, except for Seckman and we defeated them by several hundred. Now, some of these schools might indeed be very good, and if so correct me. And while this isn't really an outrage like some of the other problems on this forum, I'm just a bit dissapointed that we got put down with the southern teams that we know are tough.

On a different note, I have seen Notre Dame this year and they are good, but they graduated a lot of people last year so we were able to deafeat them. They beat at another game though, so who knows.


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Post by Chococheesey » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:17 pm

Well, I looked up some of those northern teams and they are better than I initially gave them credit for. Festus, Union, and Pacific have been to some tournaments, but not neccessarily done well.

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Post by NKCtrashman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:43 pm

After playin on questuhnzzz guhhhlore, i reinforce my earlier belief that these will absolutely even the playing field. way to penalize good teams. i hope in the future MSHSAA inserts distracting buzzing noises in the ears of goods players a la Harrison Burgeron.

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Post by DIoanis » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:41 pm

After playin on questuhnzzz guhhhlore, i reinforce my earlier belief that these will absolutely even the playing field. way to penalize good teams
Amen. Although I think it's terrible how NKC, Liberty, and Savannah have one spot between the 3 of them it's still great for us. I'm just glad that we are in a better district geographly rather then having to be stuck with all the northland schools (which very well could have happened since Chrisman and Ft. Osage were put in D15 and they are just to the north of us). I repeat what michael said: I think we have the most direct path to state that any team has. The only threat in our district is Blue Springs which lost their whole team from last years since they were all seniors. I'm not sure how well they will be this year. In sectionals it's a toss-up between LSN and LSW. We beat LSW and LSN soundly in quads last year, but LSN did beat us at the NKC NAQT and did beat Liberty this past weekend.



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Post by FishyFreshman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:23 pm

LSN is good. As for them beating us... That falls into the "is completely irrelevant" category with the rest of the results from last weekend.

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Post by FZW Coach » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:05 am

NKCtrashman wrote:After playin on questuhnzzz guhhhlore, i reinforce my earlier belief that these will absolutely even the playing field. way to penalize good teams. i hope in the future MSHSAA inserts distracting buzzing noises in the ears of goods players a la Harrison Burgeron.
I just hope we get more than 1 question proposal. But, we will certainly discuss your suggestion at our June meeting.

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Post by AethyricNomad » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:25 am

the last ramsfan wrote:Basically, it is a question of who is the best quiz bowl player in Class 1: Virginia Geddie of TJ, Jared McNett of KC Lutheran, Colten Ross (myself) of Bradleyville, Kevin Lang of Tarkio, or Grant Monnig of Glasgow. It's very simple. Whichever team has an extra person to help their star player will win class 1, no question about it. Each of these teams have great players that by themselves are forces of quizbowl nature who can terrify each other's teams, but each person's supporting cast will determine who wins.
I don't know about any teams beyond my own, really, but I'm pretty sure that this postulate is correct.

I had somehow completely forgotten about district assignments coming out, and then I decided to visit here, saw that district assignments were out, and so off I went to peruse the District Assignments.

I was not expecting to drop down to Class 1, I was expecting they would have revised the size breaks so we would still be barely in Class 2. Either way, Districts will be interesting, since it seems our district has most of the competitive teams - us, St. Joe Christian, Mound City, Rock Port - and in C1D15 West Nodaway, North Nodaway, and Nodaway-Holt are the only teams that I've played recently - Jefferson, North Andrew, and South Nodaway joined after we were moved to Class 2- but somehow I don't foresee much challenge for whichever team wins C1D16.

Colten, did your team go to state in 2006?

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:51 am

FZW Coach wrote:I just hope we get more than 1 question proposal.
You did, in fact.


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Post by FZW Coach » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:11 am

ashkenaziCD wrote:
FZW Coach wrote:I just hope we get more than 1 question proposal.
You did, in fact.
I didn't.


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Post by Charbroil » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:14 pm

And I seem to recall that Matt Weiner himself said that he was "willing to accept that Questions Galore is the only bid they saw. "

Give them a break--if MSHSAA's inefficient and borders on incompetent, that still doesn't mean that you need to imply that MACA intentionally avoided looking at an alternative bid--especially because you have no evidence implying that.

And if that's not what you're alleging, what's the argument about?

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Post by Charbroil » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:19 pm

FishyFreshman wrote:Heh, it may be that the team that goes from our sectional should be handed the state title. Unfortunately the state title means nothing when played on Questions Galore. Anyone could beat anyone.
Oh, come on, isn't that a little dramatic? We've played twice as many games on QG as you have, and while the questions are awful and do increase the possibility of upsets, it hardly means that "anyone could beat anyone." I (and, as far as I know, everyone else involved) stand by the results from Two Saints and Hancock as fairly good reflections of relative skill.

Does that mean that Questions Galore itself is good? No, of course not. But as far as I've seen, the better team still does usually win.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:53 pm

Charles, did you not notice that Jeremy Gibbs also plays a role in the MSHSAA advisory committee? Hence, I may not be discussing this in the frame of the MACA? (Not to mention the MACA pretty clearly is just an extension of MSHSAA policy, but that is neither here nor there.)

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