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by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

Boston Latin Nationals finish: T-105 Post-season Morlan ranking: #193 Boston Latin is another team I can see making waves next year. A relatively new team themselves, they were able to surpass expectations and improve enough to make HSNCT playoffs, which I was very impressed by – this indicated to ...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Lexington tentatively claims January 5th for LIVMIT.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 8847

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

asakiara wrote:I'll be at Brown University next year! Playing, and maybe even pulling a tournament together.
Brown hosting a high school tournament would be so good for the New England circuit! (If you meant high school tournament.).
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8068

Re: Preseason Predictions

I don't really see how Dorman will be anywhere near the top 15 this season but I am happy to be proved wrong. I think I speak for the entire Dorman A-team when I say that we would love nothing more than to prove you wrong, Nick. I guess our game against you at HSNCT wasn't enough proof for you. You...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu May 31, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8068

Re: Preseason Predictions

I don't really see how Dorman will be anywhere near the top 15 this season but I am happy to be proved wrong. I think I speak for the entire Dorman A-team when I say that we would love nothing more than to prove you wrong, Nick. I guess our game against you at HSNCT wasn't enough proof for you. You...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue May 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: State of quizbowl in Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 3758

Re: State of quizbowl in Mass

Lexington will most likely host ATHENA II as well as LIVMIT next year. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how well the circuit has continued to grow. I think teams like Bromfield, Boston Latin, and Barrington will play much bigger roles next year to replace some of the teams that are taking hi...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2x Check the HSQBRank Tourney List - '18 edition - Updatedx2
Replies: 30
Views: 5893

Re: 2x Check the HSQBRank Tournament List - '18 edition

You're missing NAQT Massachusetts – http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4936/

Also, Lexington A and Woodland A played EFT at Yale back in September.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

I was focusing on MA/NH teams just because Connecticut teams don't play up here usually. Sorry for omitting PRHS, when I wrote this post PACE hadn't updated their field to include them. I actually haven't played Plymouth in quizbowl at all this year so I don't really have any predictions, but they d...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

After States, here is my take on how teams will do at HSNCT: Andover High: Although I'm sure they had their sights set on winning the state championship, Andover is still one of the best teams in New England and the Northeast, especially as they have become less and less of a one-man team throughout...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 36317

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I may have overlooked it, but do you have stats from Yale's BHSAT on February 10th entered?
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)

Could we please have a field update? Thanks!
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

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by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

Congratulations to AMSA A for winning LIIIMIT! They beat Andover 230-210 in a final that came down to the last tossup. Thank you to all teams for coming on such a cold day, we hope you enjoyed it!
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 43
Views: 11533

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

BHSAT is February 10th at Yale.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

We are no longer accepting registrations. However, already registered teams may add or drop teams!
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

I think Team Vincent needs to believe in himself. The key to success is self-love and belief in oneself. Team Vincent needs to rid himself of the attitude of "I will not do well and that is because I am bad" and adopt the attitude of "Hey! I can be good if I believe in myself a little bit more than ...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

The initial post will always reflect the most up-to-date field.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: State of quizbowl in Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 3758

Re: State of quizbowl in Mass

Nick Rommel mentioned in a post in the "State of Good Quizbowl" thread that Massachusetts quizbowl has built up through a sort of "grassroots approach". Indeed, many teams in the state, my school's included operate with little to no input from coaches. However, as mentioned before, the state of qui...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

Lexington High School's Quizbowl club is delighted to announce LIIIMIT, to be held at Lexington High School in Lexington, MA on January 6th, 2018. This tournament will run on the WHAQ II question set, about which more information can be found here - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CMFT 4- Marlborough, MA
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: CMFT 4- Marlborough, MA

The form is "no longer accepting responses".
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 8033

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

I feel like the ratings value state organizations perhaps too highly. This may be the political scientist in me, but one thing I've seen over the years is that institutions matter. You can go into a bad quizbowl area and run a bunch of good pyramidal tournaments in one year, but if you don't get so...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!
Replies: 7
Views: 4982

Re: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!

It's pretty cool to be one of the most divisive teams on the list, with many rankings in the high teens and a few zeros. Either way, we have a lot of great players that have really been developing under the radar this past year, and a season of dedicated practice and even semi-committed studying cou...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

Will play for jazz.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl
Replies: 14
Views: 5311

Re: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl

I negged 5 times and incorrectly vulched twice, ending the round with -25 points, against Hunter C (made up of middle schoolers) at BHSAT last year. I just kept thinking "this time I actually know the answer" and kept not getting it. We won thanks to the non-idiocy of my teammates.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8068

Re: Preseason Predictions

I don't want to get roasted for arguing my team is underrated, so I'll just say that I think Lehigh will outperform many people's expectations, and that Chattahoochee's B team was quite good last season and I could see their A team being among the best this season. I don't really see how Dorman will...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 17434

Re: ACF Fall 2017

Will high school teams be able to play at the main sites?
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 9258

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

Lexington would like to register (as of now) 4 teams, with 1 buzzer set and 0 staffers.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good books for studying history
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Good books for studying history

Just read books about history that interest you, basically anything will get you buzzes.
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs PACE
Replies: 5
Views: 3046

Re: NAQT vs PACE

I think the problem with incorporating older pop culture into a pop culture "canon" is that it becomes hard to distinguish it from fine arts. I, as well as virtually all writers, consider Miles Davis, or any jazz musician for that matter, to be within the fine arts canon. Most people would place Alf...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 43
Views: 11533

New England date claims '17-'18

I thought now would be a good time to get an idea of next year's tournament schedule in New England. Lexington will probably host a tournament mirroring a set TBD, sometime in December, expect more details later. September - 16 - Yale FaCT (NAQT IS-169A) http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Wed May 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Writing common link tossups (especially history)
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Writing common link tossups (especially history)

I'm trying to write some common link tossups (all subjects, but mostly history) but am finding it hard to find clues. If I use Wikipedia to find clues, what articles to I draw them from? Any and all advice about finding sources for common link tossups is appreciated. Thanks!
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: International Geography Bee

Does this mean that the USGO rounds at NHBB in Arlington, VA will also be entirely exam-based?
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help Required, New QB team!
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Re: Help Required, New QB team!

The best website to use for studying is quinterest.org. Quinterest is best when used in conjunction with Wikipedia or some other database/encyclopedia. If I am reading through a Wikipedia article pertaining to my study topic (and making flashcards along the way to help me remember things, another go...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 39628

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

This is probably due to a lack of understanding on my part, but is HFT @ Harvard (as in the real one) not included on the list?
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5781

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

Lexington would appreciate it if the field was updated. As North Babylon dropped one team from the National Division and we signed one team up, we'd like to see if we made it into the field, in order to prepare and plan accordingly. Thanks!
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 12107

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

Let it be known that at the 2016 MIT Winter tournament, Lexington A was significantly trailing AMSA A, in the final. Colin Cantwell delegated B team's Kyle Doney to sprint out of the building, and across the street to the MIT Student Center to buy him a Mountain Dew. Apart from being a great workout...
by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3254

Re: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)

Lexington HS is interested in going.