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by bmccauley
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 44
Views: 11880

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Pennsylvania will have multiple teams in attendance.
by bmccauley
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

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

So I'm going to preface this by saying that my team greatly enjoyed the trip to NYC, getting to play some different teams, and meet new people. They also said they would definitely consider coming back in the future. However, there were several things that I observed and they shared with me that sho...
by bmccauley
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA NASAT 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 510

PA NASAT 2019

At this time, details are still being worked out regarding the process for Team Pennsylvania at NASAT including--but not limited to--chaperones/coaches, travel details, and tryout process. As a result of many uncertainties, any Pennsylvania players interested in trying out and attending NASAT should...
by bmccauley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Upper/Competitive Divisions
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Upper/Competitive Divisions

Coming as a coach from PA where we use Open/Novice or Competitive/Open divisions somewhat regularly, I would say that there are a few things to consider: (1) What does the field composition look like? I would much rather my players experience a few tough morning matches to have a target to improve b...
by bmccauley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: GVQBT VI: Feb 23, 2019 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

Re: GVQBT VI: Feb 23, 2019 (Malvern, PA)

This post will be reserved for field updates. To register, please use this link: https://www.gvsd.org//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=1526 SCHOOL/OPEN/NOVICE Penn Manor/1/1 Manheim Township/4/1 Friends Select/2/1 Carver/1/2 SLA/1/1 Henderson/2/1 Hempfield/1/1 PALCS/1/0 Wissahickon/...
by bmccauley
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/8/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

Re: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/8/2018

This post will be used for field updates.

Last Update: November 30
Field Update Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k4m7Zj ... sp=sharing
by bmccauley
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/8/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/8/2018

Great Valley High School is pleased to announce the 2018 GVMST to be hosted on December 8, 2017 at Great Valley High School. This is a great opportunity to give your middle school students an opportunity to compete in general knowledge quiz bowl and introduce them to a pyramidal question format. We ...
by bmccauley
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: GVQBT VI: Feb 23, 2019 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

GVQBT VI: Feb 23, 2019 (Malvern, PA)

Great Valley High School proudly announces the sixth annual Great Valley Quiz Bowl Tournament at Great Valley High School. This year's tournament will have both an open and novice division and hopes to bring in teams from PA and beyond. In an effort to encourage new teams, any school that has not pa...
by bmccauley
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 3198

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

Fred,
Will the results be published anywhere? Also, will the people offering the set have access to the feedback received so they can use that on subsequent set creation or edits?
by bmccauley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5001

Re: Power Matching

In case it helps, here is the preliminary master schedule from the 2018 HSNCT (in two different formats). The 2018 SSNCT Open Division preliminary card system had a few matches in which teams might have played a team with a record two off from their own (because there was no way to keep the at-most...
by bmccauley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5001

Re: Power Matching

Thanks for the quick reply, David. I understood the cards were made before the seeding and upsets obviously make things iffy. I also get the math parts of "if you play a team with a worse record, you'll never play a team with a better record" because of the unknowns to ensure no team plays a team no...
by bmccauley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5001

Re: Power Matching

When brackets are imperfect (like the numbers HSNCT had this year), how is it determined for the uneven matches? Is it still some sort of seeding mechanism or is it more random at that point in the tournament--especially given the size? For example, how does the system normally get crafted for those...
by bmccauley
Wed May 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA Tournaments 2018-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3259

PA Tournaments 2018-2019

This is the tentative schedule for events held in Pennsylvania for the upcoming year. Please post any events on this thread that you would like added--links to the events post will also be added at some point. Priority of the updates will be events held in PA, though we will add events from outside ...
by bmccauley
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2x Check the HSQBRank Tourney List - '18 edition - Updatedx2
Replies: 30
Views: 9788

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

If college sets are being used, a couple of teams (but I'm guessing it may not be enough for you to do an adjustment) did play Penn Bowl as well.
by bmccauley
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XI Main Site (3/24/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6158

Re: Prison Bowl XI Main Site (3/24/18)

There are errors for several of Great Valley B's games. I'll email you once I have the detailed scoresheets from our captain.
by bmccauley
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA NASAT
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: PA NASAT

Congratulations to the following players on being selected to Team Pennsylvania for NASAT 2018: Vijay Anne Michael Buffa Richard Chen Austin Davis Will Davis Jakobi Deslouches Anish Gadgil Michael Goerlitz Bryce Katch Connor Mayers Dan Nguyen Sam Scarfone Alex Schmidt Vishwa Shanmugam Jackie Wu Will...
by bmccauley
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA NASAT
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: PA NASAT

The following players met the aforementioned criteria and have been issued invites to the NASAT tryout to be organized by Ryan Bilger: 1. Jaya Alagar (Alagar Homeschool) 2. Rajan Alagar (Alagar Homeschool) 3. Vijay Anne (Henderson) 4. Vince Birch (Indiana) 5. Michael Buffa (Manheim Township) 6. Abha...
by bmccauley
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA NASAT
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

PA NASAT

The PA State Academic Coaches Association (PSACA) has taken the lead on ensuring PA Teams an opportunity to play at NASAT. As part of the coaches organization, a committee has been formed to oversee this inaugural run of the PSACA-led NASAT process. A committee of five started discussing the process...
by bmccauley
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 19687

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Don’t make fun of people for not knowing things. This is especially true if you’re an adult staffer at a high school or middle school tournament. A young player’s lack of knowledge in any area should not be met with ridicule or incredulity. It should not be a topic of conversation in a game room or...
by bmccauley
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

We have expanded the field cap to 30/30. First batch of invoices will be mailed out today.
by bmccauley
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

We have expanded the field cap to 24/24.
by bmccauley
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak
Replies: 8
Views: 5479

Re: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak

The set is still available for mirroring. You can reach out to Bill in the email above or me at bmccauley@gvsd.org for more info. Thanks!
by bmccauley
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Ichabod Invitational 3/10/2018 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Re: Ichabod Invitational 3/10/2018 @ Great Valley (Malvern,

Field Update at of 02/27/2018

School (Competitive/Novice)
Great Valley Middle (2/2)
Phoenixville (1/1)
Fugett (1/1)
Patton (1/2)
Villa Maria (1/1)
Haverford (2/0)
Peirce (4/1)
by bmccauley
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

The field cap of 18 Open & 18 Novice has been temporarily reached. We expect to expand the field caps to 24 and 24 by the end of this week, as long as we can confirm staffing.
by bmccauley
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl

I think PA seems better organized from the outside than it really is--I don't know if things like PSACA or GPQB have really made quizbowl more "legitimate" that much as of yet. Instead, we have formed a pretty strong group of coaches, college players, alumni, and others who consistently enjoy staff...
by bmccauley
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18

Magritte's Pipe wrote:Congrats to Downingtown STEM and thank you to Downingtown East for running a well-organized tournament!
Great Valley seconds this sentiment.
by bmccauley
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

Registration is now open for this event...we wanted to wait until after Manheim so new teams could be contacted. Please register using the link in the main post (also linked here).
https://www.gvsd.org//cms/module/select ... veyID=1526
by bmccauley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5552

Re: Accommodating for player needs

Here is NAQT's relevant rule (currently designated C.4): If a player objects to using a lockout system because of religious or other reasons, the player and the tournament director may jointly devise an alternate method of signaling for that player. A designated official (who might be the moderator...
by bmccauley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5552

Re: Accommodating for player needs

I've seen Orthodox Jews simply say "buzz" instead of pressing a buzzer. It's then up to the moderator to figure out if the verbal "buzz" came before or after another player rang in with a buzzer. NAQT rules explicitly allow a player to "signal in an appropriate manner" if they cannot use a buzzer (...
by bmccauley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5552

Re: Accommodating for player needs

I've seen Orthodox Jews simply say "buzz" instead of pressing a buzzer. It's then up to the moderator to figure out if the verbal "buzz" came before or after another player rang in with a buzzer. NAQT rules explicitly allow a player to "signal in an appropriate manner" if they cannot use a buzzer (...
by bmccauley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5552

Accommodating for player needs

A few days ago, we got a request for our middle school event about a player that cannot use electronics on the day of our event for religious reasons. As a result, I surveyed other coaches about possible suggestions/accommodations we could make to keep the player in the game and involved without vio...
by bmccauley
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (12/09/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Re: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (12/09/2017)

Field Update as of 11/28/2017: School/Teams/Buzzers/Mods Lehigh Valley Academy/1/1/1 Great Valley/4/1/0 Patton (Unionville SD)/1/1/0 Peirce (West Chester SD)/5/1/0 Fugett (West Chester SD)/2/0/0 Villa Maria/1/1/0 Friends Select School 2/2/0 Team Chargers/1/0/0 Independence/1/3/0 Alfred G. Waters/2/...
by bmccauley
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 73458

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I was playing around with the new layout a bit and the scoresheet seems to have some functionality issues. If you select a team and accidentally click on a player score (easier to do on a laptop with the pad click), it doesn't allow you to create a new scoresheet or add an opponent...just locks to t...
by bmccauley
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

Some tournament notes: The novice division will consist of five preliminary rounds (regardless of 18 or 24 teams). The top 2 from each prelim brackets will advance and play an additional 3 or 4 games. Full details will be announced when the field is finalized. This format will be limited as there wi...
by bmccauley
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

Re: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

This post will be reserved for field updates.
Current field as of 02/15/2018:
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by bmccauley
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 6
Views: 4102

GVQBT V: February 24, 2018 (Malvern, PA)

Great Valley High School proudly announces the fifth annual Great Valley Quiz Bowl Tournament at Great Valley High School. This year's tournament will have both an open and novice division and hopes to bring in teams from PA and beyond. In an effort to encourage new teams, any school that has not pa...
by bmccauley
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 13154

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Great Valley had reached out that they plan to bring one team. Thanks!
by bmccauley
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Ichabod Invitational 3/10/2018 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Ichabod Invitational 3/10/2018 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Great Valley High School is proud to host the second annual Ichabod Invitational, an homage to our beloved Patriot Mascot, on March 10, 2017. This is a great opportunity to give your middle school students an opportunity to compete in general knowledge quiz bowl and introduce them to a pyramidal que...
by bmccauley
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (12/09/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (12/09/2017)

Great Valley High School is pleased to announce the 2017 GVMST to be hosted on December 9, 2017 at Great Valley High School. This is a great opportunity to give your middle school students an opportunity to compete in general knowledge quiz bowl and introduce them to a pyramidal question format. We ...
by bmccauley
Thu May 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 17997

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Pennsylvania's schedule is still a work in progress, but this link is a current tentative schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by bmccauley
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 13
Views: 5755

Re: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Is it possible for Great Valley to drop the 1 moderator?
by bmccauley
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Please see our previous quote. We are aware of this error. I can't fix it until I get back to the school on Tuesday for the paper scoresheet. It will be fixed ASAP. Thanks! The neg5 stats for Lehigh Valley seem weird: their first game against Mannheim Township A has no individual stats or ppb record...
by bmccauley
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

GVQBT Format Overview The 20 team field featured four brackets of 5 teams in the morning, with a cross bracket round robin being used (Each team from Group A played all teams from Group B and so forth). The top two teams from each group advanced into the playoffs, with carryover games counting for ...
by bmccauley
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Final Stats (Open): https://neg5.org/t/NklSZ_fEdf/stats/team?phase=1 Final Stats (Novice): https://neg5.org/t/Nylz579vOz/stats/team?phase=1 Playoff Stats (Open): https://neg5.org/t/NklSZ_fEdf/stats/team?phase=4yRrMBdOf Playoff Stats (Novice): https://neg5.org/t/Nylz579vOz/stats/team?phase=4JKdfH_dG ...
by bmccauley
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Last batch of invoices will be sent out on February 3, along with logistics email.
by bmccauley
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

First batch of invoices will be sent out and a field update will be posted later today.
by bmccauley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Happy to announce that the JV division will be using HSAPQ Novice for this event. Official registration IS OPEN!
by bmccauley
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (11/12/2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Re: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (11/12/2016)

Congratulations to Great Valley Middle School A for winning the GV Middle School Tournament. Final Standings: 1. Great Valley MS A 2. Great Valley MS B 3. Independence A 4. Patton C 5. Independence B T6. Peirce A T6. Patton A 8. Great Valley C Unofficial Final Statistics are posted here: http://www....