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by Antrobus63
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

QB etiquette question: With these team formation spreadsheets... should you ask prospective team members first if you can join them, or do you simply assign yourself to open spots? I assumed the former but Alex thinks it's OK to assign yourself. What's the general rule? Also... what time of time of ...
by Antrobus63
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 22
Views: 6511

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

I am very impressed. Grogers, Steven Liu... wow. The more that students use their intelligence and initiative to lead the charge within HS QB, the better.
by Antrobus63
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA Tournaments 2018-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: PA Tournaments 2018-2019

There will be no NHBB tournament in October. We'll see if we can set something for my area later in the year, but it's problematic.
by Antrobus63
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open Reject - Discord Event
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Chicago Open Reject - Discord Event

Is there a sign up sheet?
by Antrobus63
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11431

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Considering Imaginary Landscape may not be clear, posting these stats is probably not the wisest decision.
I get why you withdrew the spreadsheet that included info about answer lines, but I don't see why the scores for IL can't be posted, along with the other side event scores.
by Antrobus63
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11431

Re: Boston Summer Open I

We had a great time. Thanks for running this.
by Antrobus63
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 9558

Re: WORLDSTAR

So, the HSNCT sign up sheet for this still applies for the online version?
by Antrobus63
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA NASAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: PA NASAT

Posted this on Facebook, but just in case, I thought I'd put here, too: Thank you to Fred Morlan and all of the writers & staffers who made 2018 NASAT happen. An even bigger thank you and hugs all around to the kids, parents, coaches and guest Skype readers who contributed to the Pennsylvania effort...
by Antrobus63
Thu May 31, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37532

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

While this obviously won't cover everything, here is one concrete thing that can be done, going forward: At the beginning of each year, every quizbowl organization, tournament host, etc. can request that everyone who staffs an event undergo a criminal & child abuse background check and submit the re...
by Antrobus63
Sat May 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BEST I @ BHSEC Manhattan, New York, NY (5/19/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: BEST I @ BHSEC Manhattan, New York, NY (5/19/18)

Many thanks to Bard for running this pre-Nats tournament and getting us out at an early hour.
by Antrobus63
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2x Check the HSQBRank Tourney List - '18 edition - Updatedx2
Replies: 30
Views: 6637

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

Livingston March Madness
https://stats.neg5.org/t/Sy_ve2EdM/livi ... -standings
NAQT says TD hasn’t replied to clarification about a reported tie.
by Antrobus63
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 8197

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

From one small school to all the other small schools: best of luck to you all!
by Antrobus63
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4687

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

For me, if stats are available in one spot but not another, I'd want there to be some reason that you're asking beyond "I just want to see them in the other spot". If no stats are being posted at all, or this issue is affecting nationals qualifications, funding, writeups in the local paper then abs...
by Antrobus63
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4687

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

Antrobus63 wrote: After a few more weeks with the stats still Pending on the official NAQT stats page, I wrote NAQT. They replied, "We are waiting for the hosts to correct errata." I wrote the TD again, who said: "We corrected all we could. We told them. Never heard back. Stats are on Neg5. Why is t...
by Antrobus63
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4687

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

I have a stats-related tournament etiquette/procedure question. If a tournament host runs an NAQT tournament on Neg 5, is it their responsibility to get all of the stats uploaded to NAQT in a manner that's acceptable to NAQT? We were at a well-run tournament this year where the Neg 5 stats looked fi...
by Antrobus63
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament. I agree, Ryan. I thought it was standard practice for t...
by Antrobus63
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (3/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (3/10/18)

Allderdice kids! Several of you have been invited to try out for the PA NASAT team. We have not been able to reach you. Please contact us IMMEDIATELY at psacainfo@gmail.com!
by Antrobus63
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes online (April 1st)
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes online

Please let us know when you make a final decision.
by Antrobus63
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 4911

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Any predictions before nationals? (Honestly, this is more me trying to get to know the landscape of the region this year after having been absent for so long) We've lost to Hunter with Luke and without... with you and without Luke... without either of you. So, yeah, you are the clear favorites! As ...
by Antrobus63
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 16291

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 26-27

We were asked, "If you would still like to make or change your session request, please use this link..."

What's the word on the balance between Saturday morning vs evening session at this point?
by Antrobus63
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 25959

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17

We're stoked.
by Antrobus63
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 5067

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Hey Guys, thanks for holding it together with all the drops/switches. Where/when thar be stats?
by Antrobus63
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 16412

Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

I am withdrawing Alex from the IPNCT. I admit that I have several objections to the way the tournament was announced and the way it is set up but I might have been able to ignore all of these simply because I thought my kid had a chance to win. Not very noble. But Alex's senior schedule is already f...
by Antrobus63
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 16412

Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Since NAQT is now running a national tournament for high schoolers on the Division II ICT set, it will obviously be difficult for future hosts to run their own tournaments using that set. With that in mind, is it possible that the SCT set ceases to share questions with the state championship IS set...
by Antrobus63
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Old Scobol Solo stats
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: Old Scobol Solo stats

We played the 2015 NTSS set at East Brunswick a few years ago: it was very good and, towards the end, very vey hard. As far as I can recall, that's the only solo tournament we've had out East. Eric Wolfsburg, won it, of course. Stats:

http://neg5.org/t/EyxCdvDyMW/stats/team ... #EJzZ9D1MZ
by Antrobus63
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 5067

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Before anyone else drops... should we start asking around? Most HS kids won't see this unless we prompt them.
by Antrobus63
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 5067

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

It looks like the rosters have changed a bit. That's OK... but when will I know what our share out the cost is and whom to pay it to?
by Antrobus63
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 20516

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Still looking for a post from JHU about the 4/7 tournament. If we don't play the PA championship (and we probably won't because it's the same weekend as NHBB) we will be able to play #174 somewhere. That could be at JHU, depending on the logistics and the field. So... anything from JHU?
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Re: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018

On the DC metro thread, I asked about the Johns Hopkins event on April 7. Jeff Hoppes of NAQT wrote: This event will use NAQT IS #174. Please note that this is the same set used at the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition later in April. Since this concerns teams in our state, I thought I'd post ...
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 20516

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Any word on the JHU tournament slated for April 7?
by Antrobus63
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Announcement About the Future of NASAT
Replies: 3
Views: 2650

Re: Announcement About the Future of NASAT

Good to hear, Fred, and hope you can pull it off this year. I know that you have a lot of experience and many contacts, so I am hopeful... but, frankly, I think that almost all of my fellow coaches have already given up on NASAT for 2018 and believe that I have been indulging in wishful thinking. We...
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 5067

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Sorry--didn't see this till now. Alex and I are busy with a family thing on the 4th but could play this Sunday afternoon... if that helps.
by Antrobus63
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 16412

Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Now that there will be 64 players instead of the original 32, will that change the schedule in any way? I'm trying to figure out what time would be "safe" to schedule a departing flight on Sunday. I assume the other families will need to know as well.
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 16291

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Registration open!

I'm not concerned about everybody clambering to get into the afternoon session. If it happens, great--you could simply cut off the migration once you get what you need--but unless NAQT offers people a tangible inducement, why would they move? I assume that the reason a lot of coaches picked the morn...
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 16291

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Registration open!

That the sessions might be unbalanced was a worry that people expressed from that start. While I'm glad that NAQT is admitting the problem and is moving to address it now (sooner is certainly better than later) by dangling a carrot to get teams to switch brackets, wouldn't offering a financial induc...
by Antrobus63
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 16291

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Registration open!

Coaches, I just received this e-mail from NAQT (I assume you did, too): "Thank you for indicating your session preference for the 2018 HSNCT! The current requests would make the morning session contain a significantly greater concentration of strong teams than the afternoon session. Therefore, if yo...
by Antrobus63
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 41040

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

Yeah, we have a committee ready to go but won't proceed any further until we get a green light on the tournament itself. I understand that it may not happen this year but we'd like to know one way or the other. Certainty, even if its disappointment, is easier to live with than uncertainty.
by Antrobus63
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

I was taken to task on FB last year by a player who thought I didn't vote his team high enough, but I shared my reasoning with him... and we both survived the experience. I agree with Mr Schmidt on the need for an open ballot but I very much disagree with whichever player actually confronted him on...
by Antrobus63
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

alistairgray42 wrote:
last year I maintained my own rankings spreadsheet, which basically reimplements Fred Morlan's method...
Wow, this is awesome. Do you have one for this year??
by Antrobus63
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

Glad to see that it's poll time again. I still believe in sharing my thoughts about this and encouraging others to do so as well: - Having multiple polls, if they are conducted honestly and openly, is always a good thing. Fred works hard on his poll, and it is very useful, but PBB isn’t everything -...
by Antrobus63
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 16412

Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

To be clear: if a student is playing for a college at SCT, like Alex for Lehigh or Clark Smith for Ohio State on Saturday, he cannot play in the Individual Player Championship on Sunday?
by Antrobus63
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MTHS Academic Challenge (12/16/17) Lancaster, PA
Replies: 8
Views: 3391

Re: MTHS Academic Challenge (12/16/17) Lancaster, PA

Well done, Missy and Manheim staff! PA QB continues to get stronger every day.
by Antrobus63
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Great Valley (PA) Middle School Tournament (12/09/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

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

We had a great time. Thanks to Bern, his GV kids/staffers, and the other folks who came in to help out.
by Antrobus63
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

Re: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)

Congratulations to Steve, Bruce, Alex, and all of Henderson's staffers. I really enjoyed reading for these brainy young people. Pennsylvania's QB future is very bright.
by Antrobus63
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 9865

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

I was glad that we came. Yes, on the negative side, the building/room situation was messed up and pushed everything back an hour-plus, which screwed things up for Hunter at the end of the tournament. I think it's reasonable to expect that, if you have a commitment somewhere as Chloe did, you should ...
by Antrobus63
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: HSAPQ and NAQT Joint Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 6324

Re: HSAPQ and NAQT Joint Announcement

Any word on NASAT? I know this is tough but since it's been a while since the last post... just thought I'd ask if there's anything new. Thanks.
by Antrobus63
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 12600

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Great thread. While I love many things about QB, it has not been salutary for me because, like many QB people, I tend to obsess over things that are, in the grand scheme, unimportant. Luckily, my son does not care all that much about his QB fortunes so it's been a good thing for him. My second kid i...
by Antrobus63
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lehigh Valley Academy 10/28/17 [IS-169A]
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Re: Lehigh Valley Academy 10/28/17 [IS-169A]

Our state is getting stronger all the time--a number of teams could have won this tournament. In the end, though, Friends Select A was our champion, prevailing by virtue of its head-to-head win over Henderson A, which finished second. Third place went to Great Valley A, fourth place to Del Val A. Th...
by Antrobus63
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Qualification changes for the 2018 SSNCT
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Qualification changes for the 2018 SSNCT

I read over the criteria pretty carefully--and it looks like you guys thought about this and tried to be fair, so thank you. But I still can't tell if LVA is eligible to play in the Traditional Public division. The only clause that would prevent us is the one about an eligible charter school having ...