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by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 9039

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

If the man wants to give out money, let him. Quiz Bowl is already so far lacking in monetary awards that I don't see this as a big issue. If your biggest problem was with the nominating committee or the people making selections, then I'm sure something could be reasoned out with NHBB so that they wo...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 18079

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

First off, congrats to Luke and the entire Hunter squad for an amazing nationals victory. I've really enjoyed playing some intense matches against you throughout this season and I'm really happy to see a championship trophy come home to the Northeast. Congrats to every other Northeast team in attend...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 14298

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

I'll be going to NYU. I'll probably at least play D2 or some stuff up to regs level if time permits.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 18079

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Wilmington Charter A - T-5th/8th It's hard to evaluate a team when, at its full strength, it blows everyone else out of the water. Quite possibly the strongest team on the eastern seaboard, they get buzzes fast and still manage to :capybara: around and have fun. So to chime in about ourselves a lit...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Re: Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE

Charter Challenge 2016 - Live Stats Links

Follow the tournament live!

NEWCOMER DIVISION:
http://neg5.org/t/Nkw8LL72e/stats/team

NATIONALS DIVISION:
http://neg5.org/t/NJ0bpBxwx/stats/team
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizBug: A Quinterest Add-On Created by Chris Winkler
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

Re: QuizBug: A Quinterest Add-On Created by Chris Winkler

I really like this concept as well! The only feature that I think would help a lot is a question counter. For instance, when you're going through a packet using this reader, it tells you how many questions there are. It would be nice if there was also something that told you how many of those questi...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE

The Charter School of Wilmington is proud to announce that it will be hosting its annual Charter Challenge Middle School Tournament on March 5th, 2016. Last year 44 teams competed in this tournament, and we are looking to expand the fields for better play! Set : NAQT IS-155A for Nationals Division a...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58618

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

This is a really cool application! Can it handle a 60 team tournament or so? We tried running our annual middle school tournament (Charter Challenge) on Abacus two years ago and it crashed (and we lost all stats). I'd love to use this for all of our upcoming tournaments! Also, can it export to SQBS ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 18079

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

So after a few tournaments, what does everyone think of the region this year. I know we haven't played in NY/NJ as much as we'd like to, but we did get to play against Hunter and Bethlehem this past weekend. I can say I'm really impressed with Eric for his dominance this season and Luke has really i...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXIII mirror request thread
Replies: 9
Views: 5505

Re: GSAC XXIII mirror request thread

So is UPenn using this set as well? That's what I've been hearing but I don't see it here. I really hope that's not the case since so many teams overlap with both tournaments.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)
Replies: 7
Views: 4306

Re: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)

We had a lot of fun coming out to play this. Thanks a ton to Naveed and the rest of the staffers for the great day!
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloomfield HS NJ IS152 Field Update
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: Bloomfield HS NJ IS152 Field Update

The Charter School of Wilmington would like to register 1 team and 4 buzzers. Please email us at charterquiz@gmail.com with all necessary information. I do agree with other posters that a December 12th date would be much more preferable. We could probably bring a few more teams on that date.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)

Thanks to all the teams that came out today to play BASK at CSWIFT! We really enjoyed running this tournament even if it was smaller than we're used to. I'd especially like to thank Matt Knotts for his excellent statskeeping, our coach, Mr. Kramer, for helping us run this tournament, Shrayus Sortur,...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)
Replies: 16
Views: 6709

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15)

Perhaps Missouri Open would be available to mirror. Additionally, given that there are no tournaments scheduled in our region for that weekend yet and hopefully this tournament will run a set we haven't played, Wilmington Charter is interested in bringing one team for the Uber-Competitive Division. ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!
Replies: 20
Views: 7730

Re: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!

I looked through the sample packet, and I feel like maybe many of the early clues aren't necessarily relevant nor do they add meaning to the question. Also, this may just be my feeling, but this set feels harder to power than an IS set with many weird clues showing up before the power mark which is ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)

If the teams that are posting here to register could also email us at charterquiz@gmail.com for our coach's records, that would be fantastic! Thanks!
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)

Less than a month to go before the tournament. Get those registrations in! Any teams who can't make it to other BASK mirrors (either the date doesn't work or they are stuck on a waitlist) are welcome to attend our mirror!
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)
Replies: 10
Views: 5279

Re: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)

Any update on the field for the PHSAT? For example, have you expanded the field at all? Have any teams dropped out? Curious here in Metuchen. Wilmington Charter will be dropping a team and a buzzer. If a Princeton team member could send our coach an updated invoice, we'd be very appreciative. Thanks!
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22861

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Wilmington Charter would like to claim February 20th for BMAD (Battle for Mid-Atlantic Dominance) which will run using SCT-D2. This tournament is intended for teams who are planning on attending a national tournament in the Spring and would like to play a challenging set to prepare. More details wil...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 25899

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Wilmington Charter would like to claim February 20th for BMAD (Battle for Mid-Atlantic Dominance) which will run using SCT-D2. This tournament is intended for teams who are planning on attending a national tournament in the Spring and would like to play a challenging set to prepare. More details wil...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)

Field Updates (teams, buzzers, moderators): Total : (14,9,14) Wilmington Charter (DE) (4,4,10) Stonewold MS (DE) (1,0,0) "Turk's Head" (PA) (2,0,0) Caesar Rodney (DE) (1,0,2) C. Milton Wright (MD) (1,1,1) Moorestown Friends School (NJ) (1,1,0) Richard Montgomery High School (MD) (3,3,1) Great Valle...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

CSWIFT @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 10/18 (BASK)

We’re proud to announce the return of the Charter School of Wilmington Invitational Fall Tournament (CSWIFT). This tournament will be held on Sunday, October 18th at the Charter School of Wilmington. Address : 100 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington DE 19807 Time and Date : The tournament will be held on Sun...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 15105

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I could understand if ACF felt that lowering their price point would lead to bigger revenues or some other positive effect, and that would be reasonable. What I don't think is reasonable is assuming that this is something they are obliged to do. You're paying for the same product as before, from AC...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 15105

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I'm fully aware of his point. You're missing mine, which is that the writing requirements aren't onerous for the very small minority of HS teams that meet them. Illinois has run a HS mirror of ACF fall for several years on essentially these rules and it has never failed to fill. Illinois is not the...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 7446

Good Teams Playing A Sets

A few weeks back I got the chance to attend Texas Quiz Bowl Camp where one of my questions was under what circumstances a good team nationally should consider playing an A set. After a discussion, I've come to a belief that there is no reason why a team capable of going 7-3 or better at HSNCT should...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 25899

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Wilmington Charter is narrowing in on the dates of October 17th for our high school fall tournament, February 20th for a high school tournament on a harder set such as SCT, and March 5th for our annual middle school tournament. We are waiting on the final step in our school's date approval process a...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates, 2015-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5796

Re: Pennsylvania Dates, 2015-2016

Is St. Joes not running GSAC again this year in New Jersey? Perhaps QuAC should utilize a set that is not yet being run in region such as LIMIT, but if there was some other reasoning behind deciding to potentially use GSAC then it would help to know why.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 22861

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

The Charter School of Wilmington is tentatively claiming the date of October 17th for our invitational fall tournament on the BASK question set. More information (hopefully nothing pertaining to a date change) will be announced in the coming weeks.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 25899

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

The Charter School of Wilmington is tentatively claiming the date of October 17th for our invitational fall tournament on the BASK question set. More information (hopefully nothing pertaining to a date change) will be announced in the coming weeks.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 19995

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Well, in the past player based polls have not always been successful (I believe I was accused of "trolling" one in the past when indeed I had not) since players many times do not know the merits of other teams as well as they believe themselves to. That being said, if a player poll was to exist, I d...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 19995

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Does anyone know if there is a stat such as win-shares that would allow for a statistical ranking of the impact of a player on a team? Perhaps, this would aid in the process of selecting players for the awards without bias due to a player's inherent "fame", them being from a club of noted history, o...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 20049

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I think its fantastic that your rank has allowed for some players to gain the respect and attention they deserve. That being said, I feel (just like in my post on the National Quiz Bowl Awards thread) that you should have some method of polling (again perhaps the adults from each region involved in ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 20049

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I was just wondering why such awards were created? (Especially considering this is not based on statistics and is done by what I assume is a one-man committee.)
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 19995

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Did the nominating committee take NHBB performance into account? It's called a National Quiz Bowl Award...still though, congratulations on your JV championship at NHBB, maybe you'll get nominated and have the opportunity to pursue further awards in the coming years. Also, just a suggestion, but per...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 18079

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

I'll offer up some information about Charter for the coming season. I'd say expect a very different feel from our team. There is a lot of change going on within our club, a lot of which is exciting. Additionally, I'm not sure how active I'll be in the early season and I probably will not play many t...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 23630

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

There seemed to be several repeats that were distracting. They increased our hesitation to buzz greatly. In a national tournament where the canon can be no wider at the high school level, I really don't see the need to repeat while excluding other, more interesting and novel, answer lines.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 23
Views: 9208

Re: NY NASAT Team?

Is there even an NJ team this year?
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 42244

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

The four teams of 32 was essentially single-elimination, definitely costing some teams like DCC and IMSA who probably belonged in the quarterfinals and letting a team like us in. I didn't think having fewer than 10 pre-playoff rounds was up for discussion, but if it is, I would enjoy playing more r...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions/Analysis for Nationals
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

Re: Predictions/Analysis for Nationals

we lost to Charter A(11th) and Ransom A(12th) by a pretty large margin before. If you think we've gotten any better since then, you're horribly mistaken. Our history bowl team is essentially our quiz bowl team and therefore Varun does the heavy history scoring while I back him up in humanities. Shr...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Cheating in High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 3862

Re: Cheating in High School Quiz Bowl

If you cheat in practice, what does it gain you? An undeserved spot on your A team? Congratulations, not only will you be exposed at your first weekend tournament, you have also decreased your school's ability to win by replacing someone who actually knows stuff. Hmm I guess when I did this in prac...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Cheating in High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 3862

Cheating in High School Quiz Bowl

Hi all, I wanted to bring up a topic which I know may be controversial, and many of you may disagree with my opinions. In the past few years, the community has seen several occasions on which it was discovered that a player had cheated (usually at nationals and less occasionally, at regional tournam...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 32883

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

I'd like to point out that Ithaca A and East Brunswick A are the the only teams that are classified as "adept," while there are certainly teams (Bergen A, Hunter A, Livingston A, High Tech B come to mind) that would be deserving of this classification as well. Ithaca's power rate certainly isn't st...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 32883

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

So now that we're quickly approaching nationals, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at each team and classify it as contender, elite, adept, mid-level, lower tier, or "just going for lols". I'll take a look at the teams heading to HSNCT in this post (and maybe NSC in another) and rank ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 33698

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

I can moderate for this and have a buzzer system that can be used. Additionally my teammate Rohan Narayan wants to participate and is looking for a teammate if this is only running at the PACE site. If it's running at HSNCT then he will opt to play there instead alongside our other teammate Jared Sa...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Championships 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3544

Re: Mid-Atlantic Championships 2015

I really enjoyed the set and the change in format for the Bee. While the traditional format is nice, this new format really put the pressure on the players to try and accumulate as many points as they could and also shifted buzzing strategies as it was no longer first to a certain number but rather ...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 27906

Re: New England 2014-2015

P.S. Shoutout to Mohen Malhotra for leaving us out of his predictions on the podcast In the interest of defending everyone who's on that podcast who's not me, I will say that there were a lot of teams from each region that could not be mentioned because of the sheer number of regions that we had to...
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey NAQT states date discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2622

Re: 2015 NAQT New Jersey State Championships

Assuming that there is no championship for Delaware, I think Charter will be able to send a team since the schedules of some members of the team have cleared up on that day.
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Challenge (3/7/15) Wilmington, DE
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: Charter Challenge (3/7/15) Wilmington, DE

Thanks to everyone who came out to compete today despite all snow we've had the last few days! I'd like to thank all of my staff without whom this tournament would not have been possible, especially Ben Herman, Seth Ebner, Jaimie Carlson, Shrayus Sortur, Mabel D'Souza, Kevin Murray, and Matt Knotts....
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey NAQT states date discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2622

Re: 2015 NAQT New Jersey State Championships

Is there anything currently scheduled for April 18th?
by Lo, Marathon Ham!
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 93815

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

Well at Princeton (IS-138) Varun played on a lower team and he is one of our top scorers and powerers on NAQT sets which may have led to lower stats. I agree with Mr. Morlan that I don't believe removing this data point (which might slightly change adjustments) would actually make too much of a diff...