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by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Our first field cap will be at 28 teams, which we are almost at!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

First, I'm glad that you enjoyed SCOP Novice at Hunter and found it a good experience in pyramidal quizbowl! If you like history, one thing you might to is play History Bowl ( https://www.historybowl.com/ ), which both Horace Greeley and White Plains do and is a good entry point into pyramidal quizb...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

We are over 75% done with the set heading into February break, which we've never pulled off before! Prison Bowl is going great, and we'd love more mirrors!
Georgetown has signed up for a mirror on 4/13.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

A reminder to register soon, as our field is rapidly filling!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

UPDATE: Our set is to be completed by the beginning of March. The late February release time that we initially said was up for discussion was, upon discussion, decided against because many editors will be away over President's Week
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Hunter College High School shall be hosting our 12th annual Prison Bowl invitational tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, where we'll be using our house-written Prison Bowl XII set! Hunter College High School is located at 71 E 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. F...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 95
Views: 34758

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

How should I send you the Prison Bowl 2018 packets? I think I can get them into word document form without too many format issues
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: How to Buzz Faster

On the other hand, I win a substantial amount of buzzer races with box buzzers with both thumbs on it and feel less in control whenever I try to use my index finger. But honestly, the best thing is to try predicting the content of clues (I know this probably doesn't work as well for non-pyramidal qu...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

Speaking for the Hunter team, we do not take the least offense to people making the (very obvious) statement that we play better on NAQT. After all, it's good to be recognized for being good. And I'm sure most other teams better at NAQT than other sets would agree with us that it's better to be reco...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

On that note, Prison Bowl is being written at a record pace (certainly faster than any since Prison Bowl VII), so we may be able to begin mirroring in mid-to-late February! As noted before, please reply below and email hchsqubo@gmail.com to request a mirror.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

The votes for Boston Latin, Barrington, and Allderdice should probably be discounted due to being outside the geographic limits of the poll.

EDIT: And the teams below them on the voters' ballots should probably get the additional points from moving up
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

The start date for mirrors can be flexible (if you wish to mirror us before our own tournament, that can be arranged); please contact us for details.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Great tournament, everyone! Stats are up at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5257/. Thank you all for being very cooperative with our schedule changes during the day and for showing up on time despite the weather!

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by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

For teams driving to SCOP, please be aware that a large storm is headed our way and plan accordingly! Please be safe.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Probably in a long while (I'd suggest late December/early January, when the first wave of tournaments has largely ended and the second wave beginning in late January has yet to start)
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Absolute max field cap is 33. We are almost there! Field updated most recently 10/16/2018
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Field updated again (10/13). The field cap is yet undetermined, but we are relatively close to it
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I should say that Hunter still hasn't played with a full team yet on either NAQT or a housewrite (especially relevant to Columbia, where in addition to missing Asher, our science/rmp/ss player, I only played 5 tossups the whole morning). That being said, Ithaca was really good at Columbia, and I reg...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4239

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I should say that my post was merely an observation about the teams that were at MIT Fall, by no means a ranking of all teams in the region
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4239

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I'm also intrigued by MIT Fall, played on IS-177 (partially since A sets like PAQT and FAcT, being much more favorable towards breadth over depth, are not very indicative of general success). At MIT Fall, Daniel from Barrington and Alex from Troy did extremely well as individuals, and Barrington, Le...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Field (teams/mods/scorekeepers/buzzers): West Egg (2/3/0/0) Bard (1/0/0/1) North Babylon (2/1/1/3) Cardinal Spellman (2/0/0/1) Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice (1/0/0/0) Saint Joseph (1/0/0/0) High Technology (3/0/0/0) Marlboro (1/0/0/0) Townsend Harris (2/0/0/0) East Brunswick (5/4/0/2) K...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 4014

Re: NY Date Claims 2018-19

Please update this to include the two Hunter tournaments. Thanks!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Greetings to new players and to coaches with new players on their teams! Hunter College High School (71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues) will be hosting its 8th annual fall novice tournament on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This tournament will use the SCOP Novi...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 5589

Re: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)

Please add a 3rd team for Hunter when the field expands. Thanks!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Looks like a good list to me! But since you can only rank 1 team in the poll, I would assume that the B teams should be left out?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

This is certainly possible and is very welcome! I do require your email address in some fashion (you can just email me, if you prefer that) in order to confirm details over the course of the year.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

[EDIT: Apparently, it seems that one has to make the poll with the first post of the thread or else it won't be allowed. Hopefully this is not true; someone else hopefully knows how to do it?]
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Hello all, Prison Bowl XII may be ready for mirrors by early March 2019. The set is a normal Prison Bowl (reg+/nats-) and will be written entirely by members of Hunter Quiz Bowl as of now (this may change if deemed necessary). The set will consist of thirteen 21/21 packets (20 pyramidal, powermarked...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 19817

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

I also negged the hockey question on what I thought was a Chris Bosh clue and protested it (obviously unsuccessfully). We're in the same boat.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10204

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

It seems like once again, our region has lost a huge number of great players. Just off the top of my head, the region graduated Doug of High Tech, Vishwa of Downingtown STEM, Alex of Lehigh Valley, the entire A team besides me + half of the B team from Hunter, St. Joseph's top scorers, Max Shatan of...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2018 SCOP Novice 9
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

[Deleted because I realized this was not the best way to request the mirror]
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 4014

Re: NY Date Claims 2018-19

Hunter is hosting Prison Bowl 3/23 and SCOP Novice 10/27. Thanks!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY NASAT 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: NY NASAT 2018

Great job, everyone!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 19817

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

I recall a sports question where the first clue was about a player retiring due to blood clots (think it was hockey?). Could I see that please?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 11568

Re: High School Player Poll

I suppose I missed ALL of the All-world teams entirely due to not playing enough after getting injured? Not really sure what else could have happened there... Anyhow, might as well start talking now. 1. I was out for around 2/3 of the season with a concussion that I got at the start of the year, whi...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun May 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 3788

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

I love this idea! I personally identify myself as an HSNCT player, and I've had thoughts about this for a while. Very small point: Different tournaments play on different rules; some play timed, while others (like pretty much all tournaments near NYC, for example) play 20 tossups all the time, which...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: History Bee Playoffs Format at Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 2503

History Bee Playoffs Format at Nationals

Alright, I'm expecting to get a lot of flak, but I have been ruminating on this for 2 years, since it was first implemented, so here goes. The upcoming NHBB national tournament has reminded me of one of the aspects of the tournament that I take some issue with: the playoff format for individual even...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 5987

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Quick note: We do have a very good science player (Abishrant, who hasn't graduated yet) and he will be coming to HSNCT.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 44697

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

Out of curiosity, at which tournament did North Gwinnett get their 26.39 aPPB? I'm not doubting it; it's just that the posted stats for almost all of their tournaments don't have calculated PPBs that I could find, and I was trying to find information on them.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: All-World Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 5542

Re: All-World Predictions

Is there a minimum number of games played to be considered? (Or is attendance considered, in general?)
Thinking about my unique circumstance of injury...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY NASAT 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: NY NASAT 2018

Looks good to me. But I do believe that you have forgotten Lev?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Livingston HS (NJ) March Madness 2018 - March 17, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4498

Re: Livingston HS (NJ) March Madness 2018 - March 17, 2018

Congratulations, High Tech, And A Very Good Job.
Regarding the tournament itself, it was very excellent in timing and not running late, especially considering the size of the field!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: The Current State of New York City Quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 3619

Re: The Current State of New York City Quizbowl

On the positive side, I do see at least 8 NYC schools attending the New York City NHBB regional, along with one more that participates in NHBB which I know just happens not to be there. Not sure how they do outreach, but it seems to work! And of course there are several more schools that don't do NH...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 5987

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

I know how my own team is doing...I was wondering about the rest of the region (since I haven't played many of you so far). I suppose I can try to do a more New York-centric ranking... Of course, as everyone has said, High Tech is doing great. Bard is very good, based on my experiences with them at ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 5987

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Any predictions before nationals?
(Honestly, this is more me trying to get to know the landscape of the region this year after having been absent for so long)
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT VIII - Kings Park, NY (January 6, 2018) [IS-172]
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: KPAQT VIII - Kings Park, NY (January 6, 2018) [IS-172]

Just confirming, as of now, the snow will not affect the tournament happening, correct?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

I tried this app, and it is a great improvement to Protobowl mobile (which requires high quality equipment and very good WiFi to work). I really enjoy the highly stratified difficulty rankings and the ability to read specific packets just like if I printed packets from online. I highly suggest the a...