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by Maury Island incident
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MA NASAT 2018?
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: MA NASAT 2018?

I was on the team in 2014, the only time we did put together a Massachusetts team, and I will say that funding and the fact that the tournament happens right around finals for most MA schools were definitely issues then, too. Flights to Fake Lexington are pretty expensive since it's not a very large...
by Maury Island incident
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12014

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

AMSA may technically be in the Boston MSA but is significantly closer to Worcester than to Boston. The Worcester MSA is for some reason confined only to Worcester County.
by Maury Island incident
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 10436

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Considering it is the first weekend of Massachusetts' April vacation, the 15th is a pretty awful date for public school teams.
by Maury Island incident
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30821

Re: Midseason Poll

I think one thing that would take less time in general that could help is a breakdown of certain regions. I know I asked a lot of regional coordinators/players that I know about the teams in their circuit, so I think having certain players and TDs/coaches break down their regions/states would be ve...
by Maury Island incident
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)

Congratulations to Hingham for winning the first game of an advantaged final against AMSA A to win LIIMIT! "Will Kim," Acton-Boxborough B, Framingham and Lexington A also qualified for PACE NSC.
by Maury Island incident
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)

PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded LIIMIT platinum certification, meaning that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship, to be held from June 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago!
by Maury Island incident
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

LIIMIT at Lexington (MA) HS (12/17/16)

Lexington High School in Lexington, MA, is pleased to announce Lexington's Second Minuteman Invitational Tournament (LIIMIT), to be held on December 17, 2016. We are not housewriting the question set this year, and will instead be mirroring WHAQ, a regular-difficulty question set. WHAQ should be muc...
by Maury Island incident
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10789

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

I placed the teams that I did in the poll since those are the top or upper middle tier teams that regularly compete in tournaments in the Tri-State area. Lexington travels... A lot. We'll be traveling a little less at least early on this year, since we're kind of rebuilding, though hopefully we'll ...
by Maury Island incident
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 34333

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

Hunter winning HSNCT this year is probably up there. Also, Liberty defeats Penn. I'm not really sure the #9 team winning a tournament is a great upset. Hunter won so many small upset victories en route to winning that tournament that added up to a huge upset, though I wouldn't call any individual g...
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 10436

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Lexington would like to claim December 17 for LIIMIT, which will hopefully be a mirror of WHAQ.
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston summer practices (2016)
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

Re: Boston summer practices (2016)

Who would be interested in a mirror of NASAT with some side events at Lexington sometime in late July or early August? It's not terribly convenient, but we should be able to get rooms.
by Maury Island incident
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 5133

Re: Summer Skype Practices

Cheynem wrote:Would there be any interest in a Skype mirror of NASAT (for those who are not playing one of the in person mirrors)?
Yes
by Maury Island incident
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 57009

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

I'm 95% sure I negged the "green jackets" tossup with something along the lines of "Augusta National membership cards" on Darla Moore and Condoleezza Rice. I think the simplest fix for that tossup, which should've at least prevented my neg, would have been to reorder the leadin to say "These objects...
by Maury Island incident
Thu May 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6391

Re: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

The set has now been uploaded, pending approval.
by Maury Island incident
Tue May 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 21296

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

NAQT Massachusetts State seems to be missing, probably because the stats haven't been sent to NAQT even though the tournament was like a month and a half ago. Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3572/ and seem to be fine but not combined. A Lexington team without me also played ...
by Maury Island incident
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

THERE ARE NO BRAKES ON THIS HYPE TRAIN Lexington A (Colin Cantwell, Devin Shang, Reggie Luo, Duncan McCallum): How good does Devin Shang have to get before people stop calling him a supporting player? As usual, we will not get very much science and will neg a lot. We'll do something along the lines ...
by Maury Island incident
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3643

Re: NAQT state championships 2016

Kind of unfortunate that Massachusetts doesn't have one yet either...We probably can't physically host it, but I'd be willing to provide as much help as someone who is willing to host it needs.
by Maury Island incident
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Combined stats are now posted! Bethlehem Central, Bishop Guertin, Four Idiots, Spuyten Duyvil, and Phillips Andover A qualified for PACE NSC. A reminder that we have a private discussion forum for the set. To join, go to User Control Panel, click on Usergroups, click on "2015 LIMIT Discussion" and h...
by Maury Island incident
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Congratulations to Bethlehem Central for defeating Bishop Guertin in a one-game final to win LIMIT! Four Idiots took third.

Full stats will be up later.
by Maury Island incident
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT X at Harvard (11/14/15)
Replies: 25
Views: 10402

Re: HFT X at Harvard (11/14/15)

Andy Huff is a great player and all, but I somehow doubt he had 15 powers round 3.

Also, my v's look like r's and vice versa, so "Pranar" on Lexington C is actually Pranav.

EDIT: Lexington C also probably didn't get 21 tossups against AMSA C.
by Maury Island incident
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Our field is presently half full. Please keep those registrations coming in!
by Maury Island incident
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 18719

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Our A team will be playing BMAD at Wilmington Charter that day, but we should be able to muster some teams for CT Invitational, as well.
by Maury Island incident
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded LIMIT platinum certification, meaning that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship, to be held from June 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago!
by Maury Island incident
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 18719

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

It might make sense to swap the dates of MIST and the state championship, and run the state championship on March 12th and MIST on May 14th.
by Maury Island incident
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Keep those registrations coming in! The field is filling up nicely, with four teams presently registered in the Morlan preseason top 25. We are still seeking PACE affiliation.
by Maury Island incident
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts Invitational Spring Tournament (MIST I)
Replies: 8
Views: 5125

Re: Massachusetts Invitational Spring Tournament (MIST I)

If this is, in fact, a CALI mirror, Lexington will have three teams and a buzzer set with no staffers.
by Maury Island incident
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18588

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2549/stats/results_-_no_final/ (Romero didn't run ACF Fall last year) The pertinent one for this year's packet requirement is 2013, which he did run. Still, the fact that LASA sent an F team means that there are certainly freshmen and sophomores out there pl...
by Maury Island incident
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 7050

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

Halved Xenon Stinging wrote:Lexington would bring 1, potentially 2 teams
I'd have to assume AMSA would be interested, as well.
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 18719

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

What sorts of sets are the JV tournaments running? Also, according to the NAQT site, Richmond Middle School in Hanover is hosting a middle school tournament on November 14th.
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18588

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

While we're on the subject of high school-only mirrors, is there any reason why collegiate mirror hosts cannot run a high school division at the same site? This is more coincidence than anything else. I was under the impression that this was implied in the ACF rules. Since that seems not to be the ...
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18588

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I'm fine with not being able to play college mirrors, mostly because it is necessary to improve the legitimacy of quizbowl as an activity. High schoolers are not ACF's target audience. ACF produces "three high quality collegiate quizbowl tournaments per year," according to their website. It's great ...
by Maury Island incident
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9533

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

I guess hosting a housewrite could be an option, but for us anyways we are already hosting two tournaments this year, one for our housewrite in the winter and probably an IS set im the spring. There will be plenty of strong teams, I'm sure, attending the MIT fall tournament to keep the games intere...
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5020

LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Lexington High School in Lexington, MA is pleased to announce Lexington's Inaugural Minuteman Invitational Tournament (LIMIT), to be held on December 5, 2015. We will be using our housewritten LIMIT question set. More information about the set is available at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto...
by Maury Island incident
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Qubowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 4184

Re: Qubowl?

Since it's from Arkansas, I'd assume there'd be a heavy :chip: influence on the questions and content.
by Maury Island incident
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 29404

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

November 14th is also HFT, which could siphon some teams as well. The 21st seems like the better option if it must be one of those two.
by Maury Island incident
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 44011

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

I'm pretty sure Will is returning for Bethlehem.
by Maury Island incident
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 40925

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

At least she has female players, which is a bigger deal than it should be for quizbowl. I, too am curious as to what this "gender bias" constitutes.
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 54248

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'd be fine organizing logistics for online mirror things if people wanted, especially since I wasn't planning on playing this one (though while we're on that topic, I'd like to play SHEIKH and RILKE.)
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 54248

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

People seem to want online mirrors of just about every side event being played this summer. Perhaps we could have some kind of a side event day in which several online mirrors get run, maybe including the SHEIKH online mirror.
by Maury Island incident
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 10/17
Replies: 22
Views: 7779

Re: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 1

Wilmington Charter has claimed that date, as well, which would siphon Pennsylvania teams. Three tournaments in that corridor probably can't coexist.
by Maury Island incident
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 25275

Re: Alabama 2014-15

HSNCT will be in Dallas this year, not Chicago. PACE NSC, however, will be in Chicago at the same hotel that has hosted the last two HSNCTs.
by Maury Island incident
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 20302

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

I think it's important to distinguish "the top teams in New England" from "the New England circuit as a whole." Yes, it is true that 7 of the top 7 New England teams in the Morlan ranks have had significant NHBB experience, in most of those cases starting NHBB before quizbowl. 4 of those said 7 team...
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

. Since we are separate circuits, we should have separate threads. According to your logic, there should be a separate thread for Vermont, as they have their own circuit up there. Besides, the two "subcircuits" (New England and greater NY/NJ) overlap significantly: HFT, various Yale tournaments, va...
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

My aforementioned analysis: I'm going to discuss teams by state this year. Sorry, Vermont, I will apologize for not knowing anything about your teams, and thus not discussing them. The teams are not in any particular order beyond "Team A popped into my head before Team B, therefore I'm going to disc...
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

I disagree. New England and NY/NJ are two separate circuits. It doesn't matter how many teams meet your standards of being "worth discussing" in New England, because the fact is New England teams rarely play NY/NJ teams. Though our circuit is not as deep as the NY/NJ circuit, there are still teams t...
by Maury Island incident
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

New England Discussion '15-'16

In this thread, discuss teams and players in New England for the upcoming 2015-2016 quizbowl season. Please refrain from "lazily lobbing insults at each other." I'll post my analysis below as so to not clog the OP.
by Maury Island incident
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 18719

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Lexington would like to claim December 19th for the main site of our housewrite LIMIT. We'll probably also be hosting something in March or so, announcement forthcoming.
by Maury Island incident
Sun May 31, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 103223

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

It said that 24 tossups were found when I searched "One Hundred Years of Solitude" but only two were actually displayed. All the bonuses seemed to come up fine.