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by WSchneider
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 17450

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

I'm going to throw out my name as a blanket offer for tournaments in search of volunteers. It's been a while since I've read for anything not NHBB, so I'd like to de-rust and be a member of the community again! Feel free to email me if you're directing a tournament and you need some more moderators!...
by WSchneider
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 16899

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

It may be a little early for this already, but I had nothing better to do this morning so I wrote up my notes from this weekend. There are far too many to post here so I put them into a google-doc for anyone interested to read at their own leisure. Open Letter Concerning the 2013 National History Bo...
by WSchneider
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 19352

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

I understand, but historically these decisions are far above us. I understand the criticisms of non-NAQT tournaments, but it's more of a matter of historical decisions and school policy limits. We don't decide where our resources go. We used to do Kellenberg and Hills, but cuts have taken that away...
by WSchneider
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 62184

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Ill remove RPI interest for sunday but put in interest for Friday. We have half a packet completed as of now.
by WSchneider
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 62184

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Separately from Robert Pond, I'll express Kings Park interest for Sunday's event. As of now I'll be alone but I will attempt to get a few people for this EDIT: I misread the rules about affiliations. Could a Mish-moshey team of KP alumni/students compete under the most appropriate division given whe...
by WSchneider
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9289

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

Congrats to Irvington, who won this on literally the last question of the game. Very exciting game against TriBeCa, I thoroughly enjoyed modding for this whole tournament. One note on stats: Top 4 were: 1. Irvington A 2. TriBeCa A 3. Great Neck South A 4. Half Hollow Hills West A Rounding out the to...
by WSchneider
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9289

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

*bump*

@Joe: I will be moderating at this event. =D expect me bright and early
by WSchneider
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 70773

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

MattNC wrote: No Hunter at all?
Edit: Actually never mind. I think someone said that Hunter would be sending their C and D teams for this, so I guess that is plausible.
The Hunter teams in attendance were C and D. Also, the team USA was comprised of Woodlands/Morristown Beard players, for anyones interest.
by WSchneider
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 70773

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

Worth noting, if we get to 107 teams, then 15% is greater than 16. By NAQT's qualification metric, all teams "tied for 17th" (i.e. all 32 playoff teams) would get HSNCT bids. I find it likely that this is not that, but does anyone know what the record is for largest non-HSNCT tournament is? IIRC a ...
by WSchneider
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 70773

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

Congratulations to Half Hollow Hills West for hosting the largest tournament in the history of New York Quizbowl :party: :party: :party:
by WSchneider
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 20806

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

This happened, is happening and is an absolutely amazing experience. A team consisting of Aaron Cohen, Gabe Johnson and Brian Smiley defeated "What's the situation room" consisting of James Lasker, Marisol Brady and Hunter Book. Noteworthy, Brian left early, and Aaron and Gabe dedicated the trophy ...
by WSchneider
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype
Replies: 9
Views: 4724

Re: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype

If I remember correctly, the HHH tournament is remarkably expensive for remarkably few games. Dropping that tournament may allow you to attend one or two other tournaments that are cheaper and give you more rounds for your Saturday. I'm not from your region, so I'll let them tell you what those oth...
by WSchneider
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY Discussion 2011-12
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Re: NY Discussion 2011-12

I think Kellenberg can manage to lose Nik without too much pain. I have to entirely disagree with you. Kellenberg has relied on Nik for basically the last 5 years. They also lose John (IIRC), and that really just leaves them with B team powerhouse Joe, who is a very good player in his own right, bu...
by WSchneider
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 7742

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Edward Powers wrote: 1. Hunter College---right now, this probably the deepest team in the US; its entire A & B teams are returning after its excellent 2nd place finish at the NSC;
I second this. Hunter next year, assuming they continue to improve, is going to be scary good...
by WSchneider
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2010-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3319

Re: NY/NJ 2010-2011

Please, for the love of god, good quizbowl, and the hair of my (former) teammates... Encourage her to use pyramidal questions... I can't tell you how many times I've felt the urge to chokeslam her questions for their blatant writing and formatting issues
by WSchneider
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2010-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3319

Re: NY/NJ 2010-2011

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote: someone who runs a Long Island-specific tournament
Is this person in any way related to the Regional Quizbowl organization?
by WSchneider
Wed May 11, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MATH!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Re: MATH!!!

Good questions, sir, although they're quite long for toss-ups. So these are power questions, right? Assuming I prepared before I tried answering these, it is possible to confirm the answer midway through the question. Not sure about computational Math, though. Honestly, I'm envious of you people be...
by WSchneider
Thu May 05, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CAT V - Chatham, NJ - May 14, 2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9393

Re: CAT V - Chatham, NJ - May 14, 2011

ryanr345 wrote: I can't take non-pyramidal questions (...) anymore.
Congratulations, welcome to quiz bowl!
by WSchneider
Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 19
Views: 4270

Re: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ

A wonderful tournament by all means; everything ran smoothly, efficiently, and cleanly. It was a wonderful opportunity to play against a (mostly) competitive field, and I know for some of our new team members it was a great learning experience. KPA was down 2 starters and was still able to handle mo...
by WSchneider
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 19
Views: 4270

Re: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ

For Bracketing purposes, Kings Park will be missing half of it's A team. If it makes bracketing any easier/better, we can possibly split up into 3 teams.
by WSchneider
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)
Replies: 26
Views: 5681

Re: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)

Consider me interested to fill pretty much any hole
by WSchneider
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 12506

Re: NHBB Discussion

Question-wise, I don't know who wrote the question sets we used, but Sunday's questions were a noticable improvement over Saturday's set. (Saturday's set had a huge number of repeats, and lots of transparent questions). I have to completely disagree with you on that one... I moderated for all the p...
by WSchneider
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 19
Views: 4270

Re: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ

jonpin wrote: St Joseph: 2-3
Kings Park: 2
Hunter: 5 (!)

*-My email is my last name at gmail.

Oh crap. This should be interesting.

NOTE: thats not to suggest that we (I) dislike Hunter, just that we concede that we're going to have our behinds handed to us =)
by WSchneider
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 7959

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

Very strong possibility of Kings Park hosting a mirror; if you guys are still looking?
by WSchneider
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions

Are you certain the questions (still) come from Knowledge Master? The woman who runs RQB seemed pretty adamant that she wrote the questions... At least the ones I protested...
by WSchneider
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions

It's not mandatory, it's just cheap ($40 for both Varsity and JV)(and I can see why). It meets 5 times a year on weekdays so it's the closest thing we have to a league of any kind. We've had complaints about their questions pretty much since we started playing it... It's also the only way some nearb...
by WSchneider
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Dealing with non-pyramidal questions

So, I went to the Regional finals yesterday for Long Island playing on a substitution team (basically we weren't good enough to be there but they needed to fill the bracket), and in the 4 games I played I noticed something about these questions that truly truly upset me... ***NOTE: this set has alre...
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware State Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

Re: Delaware State Championship

Carangoides ciliarius wrote: Charter A, B, and C all tied for first
Damn
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

KPAQT I Writeup: At our very first hosted quizbowl tournament we had 24 wonderful teams show up, from 15 schools across Long Island and New York City. We had many players who have never played quiz bowl of this kind before, blended with many students who have. All in all we had over 100 players part...
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

I want to thank everybody for attending KPAQT I today, I have a few things I want to share with everybody: - I know I said Stats would be posted today, I am wrong. Unfortunately, the stat room was closed before I got the chance to copy the report onto my flash drive to bring it home and post it, so ...
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

How are you having 8 teams re-bracket for a championship and have 3 rounds? Is it two separate brackets and RR inside them? If you're doing it this way, a team is eliminated from the top 4 (and thus HSNCT qualification) with just one loss in the morning, so if your bracketing is in any way imperfec...
by WSchneider
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

ANY PROBLEMS IN THE MORNING HOURS:

Please call my coach, who's number was sent to you in your email, or call me

[EDIT: Removed number]
by WSchneider
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

a team can play with only two people right? just about everyone in my school's quizbowl program is busy tomorrow, so me and my teammate are just be going for fun. if we need 3-4 we'd just bring two extra people and let them sit there. edit: thank you mr pond. that was my sense too. I (/my coach) ju...
by WSchneider
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

One more team has dropped out, Plainedge C won't be joining us tomorrow morning. This leaves us with the glorious number 24!!! All teams have been bracketted fairly (At least, what we think is fair) based on school consistency and current year performance. We look forward to seeing everybody bright ...
by WSchneider
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 16235

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I'm off to RPI in the fall, if all goes according to plan
by WSchneider
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

Registration is now closed, and we've had one more drop out. McGann Mercy High School has also decided not to come. That brings us to 25 teams.
by WSchneider
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4331

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

If I were interested in contributing for any of these collaborations, who would I speak to?
by WSchneider
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Mirror: Packet ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Potential Mirror: Packet ideas?

My team is looking at the idea of hosting a small mirror in May (because we're going to be bored) for like 8-12 teams... We're (and by we I mean my coach and myself) trying to keep the cost super cheap, so we want to know what the best way to do that would be... We're thinking the Dorman Cavalier Ch...
by WSchneider
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

Notice to anyone who's still debating: Registration closes at 6:00pm SHARP. My coach and I are working out all the brackets and we can't facilitate any later registrations... We've had a few drop-outs over the past few days, so anyone else who can't attend should definitely let us know ASAP. Notably...
by WSchneider
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

@Team Tribeca: We'd love to have you on board. Just let us know as soon as you can so we can get everything together @Brother Nigel: Thank you! We're glad to have Kellenberg with us! @Field: We are hard-pressed for experienced moderators. We would really appreciate anyone who can read so very much. ...
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

BUMPED Because we're a week away!!!

NOTE: You can register up until THURSDAY MARCH 17th at 6:00pm

Thank you =)
by WSchneider
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

UPDATE 3-8-11: Field update is posted above! We're getting really excited and we're looking forward to next Saturday. Just a few notes: @Great Neck South: My coach kindly requests that you submit a registration form (If you don't have one, I'll be posting an attachment here shortly), and once that's...
by WSchneider
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 27235

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

... Wow... That is impressive... exactly half the field had a ppb greater than 20... wow...
by WSchneider
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8627

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

Bumped since we're less than a month away,

Join the insanity! We'd be glad to have you!

Seriously folks come on in =D
by WSchneider
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011
Replies: 22
Views: 7273

Re: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011

Similarly, the playoff bracket was not seeded 1-16; rather, the top team from each division played the fourth team from a different division, while the second team from each division played the third from another division. I set it up in such a way that two teams from the same division couldn't pos...
by WSchneider
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/8/11)
Replies: 68
Views: 20947

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/8/11)

I have to ask, didn't they have tie breakers to break the ties (The one game I noticed that was tied). Yes, I know this to be true because that had affected my team in previous Hills tournaments. While I don't know exactly what happened in that particular incident, I suppose (and somebody correct m...
by WSchneider
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/8/11)
Replies: 68
Views: 20947

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/8/11)

I hate to be the one to say it, but there appear to be a lot of errors with those stats... I noticed for my team in particular one round was omitted, and for some others only 2 or 3 rounds were entered... Is that just an error in the link, or are the stat's still not quite there?
by WSchneider
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7305

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

If NAQT is accurate, and no changes have been made, Chatham's annual tournament will be on May 14th. I haven't seen an announcement of any kind, but it's on the website so it might as well be worth considering as a date claimed
by WSchneider
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Belles' Bowl VI (2/26 @ Saint Mary's School, Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Belles' Bowl VI (2/26 @ Saint Mary's School, Raleigh, NC)

Kings Park won't be able to attend, I am sorry... We were looking at the prospect of a February break trip, but I'm the only one able to go so it's not gonna happen.