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by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Wed May 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35812

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Speaking as a representative of Greater Pennsylvania Quizbowl: we will no longer advertise or reccomend NAQT or its questions until Matt Bruce is no longer a part of the organization. In keeping with our mission to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all players, we encourage all Pennsylvan...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 9597

Re: Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion

I mean organization as in a group of people that are the overseeing body of quizbowl in the state, kind of like MOQBA in Missouri or Greater PA Quizbowl in Pennsylvania. Ideally this body should consist of representatives from different aspects of the current Michigan quizbowl system, such as colle...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACE: Is it Legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: ACE: Is it Legit?

I staffed an ACE camp a few years back and would highly recommend it for novice to intermediate players. The camp was professionally run, the amount of questions provided and information crammed in was quite impressive, and most of all, all the students seemed to be having fun. I would echo the abov...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 37946

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

A thought: perhaps people should spend more time worrying about actually learning things and playing quizbowl then whether some person in Kentucky's system has ranked their team a spot or two higher than other teams very far away in drastically different circumstances, most of which they will never ...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 12234

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

What can we do to repair this relationship? Get rid of Dave Madden. This, basically. I appreciate the idealism, Brad, and I believe you are sincere in your desire to have both NAQT and the Madden-empire co-exist in the all-subject competition space. However, as you know as well as me or anyone else...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 12234

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

I think it's worth pointing out that the SCOP production team is also heavily involved with USABB- which is far more directly a competitor with NAQT, and if what I'm hearing about its reason for existing is correct, it's in fact explicitly intended to compete with NAQT at the Middle School level. I ...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 9030

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

To add to Fred's point, I've consistently found that you'll exponentially increase the number of teams willing to do an all-day Saturday tournament when you can provide that tournament within an hour of home. People don't like getting up at 5 in the morning to try out this pyramidal quizbowl thing. ...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 9030

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

A quick correction re: Pennsylvania. Downingtown East is located in Chester county, which is part of the Philadelphia metro, not Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton as listed.
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 39985

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

We have had a slight change to our team. Due to a conflict, Hunter Stecko had to drop, and has been replaced by Will Davis (Senior, Shady Side).
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 16270

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Tornrak wrote:Delaware will probably do poorly
Sigh, guess the boosters need to be funneling more money under the table.
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Burgh XX (3/25/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: Battle of the Burgh XX (3/25/17)

There seem to still be a high number of anomalies in the statistics. Several rounds have bonus points with the teams ending in numbers with five, which is impossible. Considering this is not the first time UPitt tournaments have had wonky stats and the rest of the state could really use proper stats...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSSAB II @ Penn State University (Canceled)
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: PSSAB II @ Penn State University (Canceled)

Due to a laundry list of conflicts, both for the Penn State Team and the High Schools, this tournament has been canceled. Best of luck to all teams with the end of their season!
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Pronunciation Guides in College
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Pronunciation Guides in College

This is a good post. This often applies to non-NAQT high school sets just as much as college, although the longer length of tossups makes this a bigger problem there as an inexperienced moderator might struggle through scientific monstrosity after monstrosity. A good rule of thumb for what needs a p...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 27774

Re: 2017 ICT bids

A thought from the peanut gallery: ideally, any national championship should include both every team that can make the top bracket, as well as every team capable of upsetting a team who could make the top bracket. This would make sure that all potential matchups which could determine the national ch...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 9338

Re: Saving the IRC

I've used the IRC regularly for about four years now. My memory has the place circa 2013-2015 being a very vibrant place with plenty of quizbowl related discussion among folks with this unifying interest that spilled over into other cool conversations about non-quizbowl things all the time. I like t...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSSAB II @ Penn State University (Canceled)
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: PSSAB II @ Penn State University (4/1/16)

Current Field

Nationals Prep Division


Tournament Division
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSSAB II @ Penn State University (Canceled)
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

PSSAB II @ Penn State University (Canceled)

Penn State Quizbowl is pleased to announce our second annual Penn State Spring Academic Bowl for April 1st, 2017. We will be mirroring the HFT set for this event. We hope to have a wide field of teams from across the state participate and prepare for Nationals at this tournament. To this end, we wil...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Re: Coach issues

All I can say, as someone that came from a school in the very same league and had a long and at times contentious time convincing our coach to flip to pyramidal is that you're not alone, and we (I really should say they, as this occurred after I left) eventually convinced him to de-emphasize the loc...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

Lehigh Valley Academy won the tournament with a dominant win over Manheim Township A in the final. Great Valley A 3rd, Concord A 4th. The neg-5 report is here , and cleaner stats should be coming from the Henderson people soon. In round 9 , Alex Schmidt put up 255 points, which, if the NAQT site is ...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16

Final Stats Manheim Township A defended their NLN title with an undefeated record. Kellenberg A took second, and State College A took third. I want to thank all teams for coming out and being great sports all day. It was great to see so much young quizbowl talent having fun and enjoying the day. Sp...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 8992

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

I for one think it is a wonderful idea to further Balkanize quizbowl, making it even less comprehensible to potentially new people outside the community. Let us continue in the natural path of cutting up and confusing the question of what it means to win a national title, as we always have. More I s...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 8902

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

On the Pennsylvania side of things, don't sleep on Manheim Township and Great Valley, who both return 3/4ths of a lineup that finished T13 at HSNCT and 35th at NSC respectively. Both have one key weakness (Manheim Township losing most of their lit knowledge with Jake, and Great Valley having a bad c...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (9/24/16)

Due to consensus among teams that the September date was too soon to get teams together with the PA school calendar, this tournament has been delayed to November 12th, 2016. All other information remains the same. Hope to see everyone there!
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Apology and an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 8407

Re: An Apology and an Announcement

Victor’s post is absolutely on the money and is the reason why I believe Matt, Cody, and Harry’s positions should be those taken by the quizbowl community at large. The apology issued above and absence of Dave Madden from the forum does zero to solve the structural and ethical problems NHBB and that...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (9/24/16)

As of 11/6:

Field Update (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators):
Manheim Township (4/5/0)
Lewisburg (2/0/0)
"Anonymous" (1/0/0)
State College (3/2/0)
Indiana (1/0/0)
Kellenberg (3/4/1)
Milton Hershey (1/0/0)
Huntingdon (2/0/0)

Total: 17/11/1

Expressed Interest
Berwick
Boiling Springs
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)

Penn State Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the second annual Nittany Lion Novice Tournament! [Edit: The date of this tournament will be November 12th.] This tournament will be using our house-written Pennsylvania Novice set , and is primarily aimed at new-to-quizbowl schools and freshmen and sophom...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 8879

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

This is an incoherent comment. What "alternate series of tournaments" am I "now running"? Do you mean the entirely all-subject USABB which you could say I'm "now running" since that just started in January? Or NHBB, which I've "been running" for 6 years - 5 of those while I've also personally funde...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 8879

NHBB, the Community, and the Forums

The nominating committee consisted of Niki Peters, Raynell Cooper, and David Madden. And it's the National QUIZBOWL Awards? Kind of confused on how the nominating committee of NHBB folks extends to the entire realm of quizbowl, but ok. Combined, Raynell, Niki, and I have over 25 years of involvemen...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 27968

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I think the total lack of response to these charges by ACE leadership, despite this thread being active for several days, is almost as damning as the actual rules decision and how it was handled. If ACE wishes to remain in good standing within the regular quizbowl community, there needs to be some a...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 14161

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments. There hasn't been a team at Swarthmore for a while, but that being said, if anyone else is out there, let us know and the PA quizbowl comm...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 29286

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

If you're going to have three team matches- which are dumb because it greatly increases the chance for randomness, a cold streak causing a loss, and general fairness- at least have only three team matches so some teams don't get an immense advantage as a result of all the aforementioned reasons. Whe...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)

Final Standings Congratulations to State College A for clearing a round-robin field to come away with first place. Our third place trophy went to State College B after half packet matches were played between the 8-3 teams. All of our competitors were exellent on the buzzer and good sports. We hope ...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 5418

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Yawar Fiesta wrote:The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce the 3rd annual International History Olympiad will be held on June 21-25, 2017 at Olympus Mons University.
You stole my NHBB Nats 2040: Hilton at Moon Base #3 joke!
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: GPQB Podcast Discussions
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: GPQB Podcast Discussions

In our 8th Episode, Ryan Bilger and I break down some paintings and show what kinds of things might come up on visual arts topcis.
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)

This post is reserved for field updates.

Field (teams/buzzers/staffers):(12/7/3)

State College (5/2/0)
Henderson (1/3/1)
DuBois (1/1/0)
Great Valley (1/0/0)
Milton (1/1/1)
Central (2/0/0)
Berwick (1/0/1)

Expressed Interest
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (4/16/16)

Penn State Quiz Bowl is happy to announce our spring academic bowl for April 16th, 2016. This tournament will be taking place on NAQT's IS-154 set. We are expecting to see a field of some of the strongest squads in Pennsylvania get the chance to compete for some big wins and trophies! The initial fi...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Allderdice Invitational II: Pittsburgh, PA 1/9/16
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Allderdice Invitational II: Pittsburgh, PA 1/9/16

Tournament is complete! Here is the stats!

Congratulations to Alagar Homeschool for claiming a tournament victory! Winchester Thurston A and Norwin tied for 2nd. Well done to all teams!
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: GPQB Podcast Discussions
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: GPQB Podcast Discussions

We haven't been keeping this thread up, but this podcast on writing questions (with a focus on writing science) and this one about Rebellions in American history may be useful to some.
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams

If you have 10-11 players, register two teams then tell the TD you are available with a standby team. That way, you might be able to get a 3rd team in for free, and if you have a player drop you don't end up having to drop a team. Or you can run a tight ship as a team and ensure that 11 players com...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice (SCOP Novice 6, 12/5/15 @ Penn State)
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Nittany Lion Novice (SCOP Novice 6, 12/5/15 @ Penn State

Final Stats Manheim Township A won the tournament, clearing the field by two after going undefeated. Indiana A beat Westmont Hilltop B to take home the 2nd place trophy.Thank yous go out to all teams for attending Penn State's first tournament in a while and making it such a success. I also want to...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice (SCOP Novice 6, 12/5/15 @ Penn State)
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Nittany Lion Novice (SCOP Novice 6, 12/5/15 @ Penn State

Preliminary Rounds are done! Great play all around from many new players. Stats are here.
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams

I have had to beg multiple people to volunteer their time to help staff a tournament now because of certain people who "committed" to reading to this tournament decided, in the end, that they could not read, and because we got excess demand from something approaching 50 teams, but we're probably on...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams

Registering for a tournament means: "We have gotten clear commitments from all our players that they are free that weekend, and are willing and able to attend the tournament. That is to say, coaches in Missouri frequently register before getting clear student commitments because the tournaments fil...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Finding Staffers for High School Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Finding Staffers for High School Tournaments

Best I know, there is no national database of staffers. I've had the same problem in Pennsylvania. I know a number of the tournaments in our area have had lengthy waitlists at points due to lack of staff. Best I've been able to do is keep a list of known quizbowlers and quizbowl alums in state (a lo...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

Re: Henderson Invitational 2015

Final Standings The top 4 were: 1) Manheim Township A 2) Lehigh Valley Academy 3) Great Valley A 4) PALCS A Both the final and third place match were nail biters that came to the last question. Thanks to all teams for coming, and to our great staff, especially outside help Victor Prieto, Bill Tress...
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

Re: Henderson Invitational 2015

An unofficial update based on what's been circulating: Teams/Moderators/Buzzers (24/6/6+): Manheim Township (4/0/3) Great Valley (4/1/1) PALCS (2/0/0) Lehigh Valley Academy (1/0/0) Cedar Crest (2/1/1) West Chester East (3/0/1) Renaissance (4/4(?)/0) Downingtown East (3/0/0) Emmaus (1/0/0) More buzze...