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by insohumniac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I please see the tossups on Long Island and Epsilon from round 22? I think that the Long Island tossup mentioned something about Jones Beach and I buzzed on impulse because I really like Nas' song "One Love," which mentions it. Also, could I please see the tossups on Hyperbolae, True Grit, Try...
by insohumniac
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 6950

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

I'll be going to Georgia Tech! Looking forward to helping the club there run tournaments and do outreach.
by insohumniac
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: 2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter

Congratulations to Cooper A who cleared the field to win in the experienced division! Based on the afternoon playoff records, Independence A placed 2nd and Norfolk Academic Guild A placed 3rd. In the Novice Division, Independence D went undefeated to place first, while All Saints B claimed 2nd place...
by insohumniac
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: 2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter

We are looking to reach 16 teams in the Experienced Division, and 10 teams in the Novice division to ensure that the schedule has no byes. For each new team that signs up, we will offer the new team base price of $45 a team, regardless of whether the school is new to Quizbowl or not.
by insohumniac
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

2019 Charter Challenge (MS-30, 3/9/19) at Wilmington Charter

The Charter School of Wilmington is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2019 Charter Challenge Quizbowl Tournament on March, 9th, 2019. This tournament will be open to all middle schools, with a focus on teams from the state of Delaware. LOCATION: This tournament will take place at the C...
by insohumniac
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6577

Re: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)

Wilmington Charter would like to register 1 team and 3 buzzers. However, I would like to ask about the use of the Frist center as another building to host games. Last year, it seemed that the building was only used for playoffs for the top bracket. Are there similar plans for this year, or can we ex...
by insohumniac
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 74
Views: 16057

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

From a CT perspective, the teams worth ranking are Darien, Greens Farms, Hotchkiss (all of which are ranked) but Wilton, who has two great players in the Koutsoukos brothers, is missing. On the topic of B teams, Hunter has more than four strong history players from what I've seen, so High Tech B an...
by insohumniac
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 74
Views: 16057

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Looks like a good list to me! But since you can only rank 1 team in the poll, I would assume that the B teams should be left out? Another thing to keep in mind is that the previous iteration of this preseason poll included far less teams (13). If we wish to follow such a model, I will modify my lis...
by insohumniac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 74
Views: 16057

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I would consider all of the following teams worthy of mention for the purposes of this poll (this list is not meant to be comprehensive) : Hunter A, Wilmington Charter A, High Tech A, Ithaca A, Allderdice A, Darien A, Troy A, GNS A, Manheim Township A, Penn Manor A, Hempfield A, Millburn A, East Bru...
by insohumniac
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 14410

Re: High School Player Poll

Doug Simons should be in everybody's top 25 in my opinion. His captaincy led High Tech to some solid finishes across the season, including 1st place at Prison Bowl and March Madness. Though High Tech has mainly played NAQT sets this year, their strengths shone through with solid power numbers at bot...
by insohumniac
Fri May 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

Re: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced

Congratulations to Chad and Kady! You're important in keeping this game growing, and we're thankful for your contributions to the community.
by insohumniac
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter

Congratulations to Independence A for winning the Experienced Bracket and Independence E for winning the Novice Bracket yesterday! At the team's first ever quizbowl tournament, Cab Calloway came in second, and their leading scorer, Jeremiah Rayban , scored a cumulative 98 PPG to lead the field in sc...
by insohumniac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE [CANCELLED]

This tournament has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences.
by insohumniac
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE

My apologies for the problems with viewing the form. This has been fixed, and should now be viewable.
by insohumniac
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl in India?
Replies: 2
Views: 2660

Re: Quiz Bowl in India?

This is great to hear! I actually used to live in Bangalore (I went to Inventure from 4th to 5th standard and Head Start from 6th to 7th), and I only discovered quiz bowl when I started High School back in the States. Assuming that the 9:30-10:30 hour gap isn't too bad, then feel free to play packet...
by insohumniac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter

This post is reserved for field updates. Current Field (Teams [exp/nov] /Buzzers/Moderators) The Independence School (6 [4,2] /3/0) Shue-Medill Middle School (1 [0,1] /0/0) John Dickinson MYP (3 [1/2] /1/1) Alfred G. Waters Middle School (3 [1/2] /1/0) All Saints Catholic School (2 [0,2]/0/0) Newark...
by insohumniac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter

Please note that this tournament is on the same day as the Ichabod Invitational at Great Valley HS in Pennsylvania.
by insohumniac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Charter Challenge (MS-26), 3/10/18 @ Wilmington Charter

The Charter School of Wilmington is pleased to announce the 2018 Charter Challenge Middle School Quizbowl Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. QUESTION SET: The tournament will be run using NAQT’s MS-26 set. We will not be using computational math tossups. LOGISTICS: The tou...
by insohumniac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE

This post is reserved for field updates.

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)
by insohumniac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

CSW FACTS mirror, 1/27/2018, Wilmington, DE

The Charter School of Wilmington is pleased to announce its mirror of FACTS, which will be held on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. QUESTION SET: The tournament will be run using FACTS, a house-written, regular-plus difficulty high school set. Details for the set are available here. LOGISTICS: The tour...
by insohumniac
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 9903

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

I have put off writing a response to this, but I do feel that it is warranted, especially considering my role in the formation of the team as it came to be. While I do respect the opinions stated before, I would like to say that, for the record, I could have helped avoid this scenario by choosing no...
by insohumniac
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A

Congratulations to Manheim Township A for winning the first Charter School of Wilmington Academic Tournament! Manheim Township B came in second place, followed by Tome. I would like to thank all players, coaches and staffers for coming today, and especially Mr. Tressler for his help in the stats roo...
by insohumniac
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 10094

Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

This only applies to the competitive division because our school only competed in it. I believe that every team in the championship bracket qualifies for HSNCT, so that would be Hunter A, High Tech A, Wilmington Charter A, St Joe's A, Princeton A and Darien A (I do not know the exact order outside o...
by insohumniac
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A

CSWAT has received a gold certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE), meaning that the top 20% of finishers at CSWAT will qualify for the 2018 PACE National Scholastic Championship to be held from June 2nd to June 3rd, 2018, in Reston, Virginia.
by insohumniac
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: The Current State of New York City Quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 4356

Re: The Current State of New York City Quizbowl

The same can be said about many places in the Tri-State area. While there are a ton of suburban school teams, many still are reluctant to form academic teams, and instead focus on debate, MUN, or science olympiad. I feel like I have some obligation to weigh in on this. Delaware has long had its iss...
by insohumniac
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 9707

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

We are pleased to announce that FACTS is currently being mirrored at the following sites: High Technology High School, (Lincroft, NJ) --> February 24th, 2018 MIT (Cambridge, MA) --> March 10th, 2018 Commerce High School, (GA) --> March 17th, 2018 Westview High School, (San Diego, CA) --> March 17th,...
by insohumniac
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

CSWAT at Wilmington Charter, 10/14, IS-169A

The Charter School of Wilmington is pleased to announce the inaugural Charter School of Wilmington Academic Tournament (CSWAT), which will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. QUESTION SET: The tournament will be run using NAQT’s IS-169A set. We will not be using computational math tossups. LOGI...
by insohumniac
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 21455

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

I did not mean to exclude you in my analysis of Darien, Julia. I apologize for the confusion.
by insohumniac
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 21455

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Any predictions for the upcoming season? I guess I could take a shot at this. Here's a few of the teams I would look out for this season, in no particular order. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Hunter A Hunter retains three of the four scorers from both the HSNCT title defending squad and...
by insohumniac
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 18605

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

A quick correction : Wilmington Charter is still hosting the two tournaments in October, but the tournament using our joint-housewritten set will be on the 28th, and the NAQT tournament will be on the 14th.
by insohumniac
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 9707

FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

The Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, DE) and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA) are pleased to announce the Fall Academic Charter and TJ Set (FACTS), a housewritten/packet submission-based, high school regular-plus difficulty set for the upcoming school...
by insohumniac
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Approximately 20 high school house writes have been announce
Replies: 22
Views: 10717

Re: Approximately 20 high school house writes have been anno

I was going to address this in a dedicated forum post, but since this topic is important for the upcoming season and will massively affect the direction of our set I’ve posted it here. The plan for Wilmington Charter's housewrite was a high school ACF-esque prototype, where teams could write packets...
by insohumniac
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 18605

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

Wilmington Charter would like to tentatively claim October 14th for a housewrite, and will likely have an NAQT tournament on the 28th of October as well.
by insohumniac
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 7572

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

Wilmington Charter will be producing its first ever housewrite (with more details to come in a detailed forum post soon) and would like an experienced editor to overlook the editing process. EDIT : Please look at this thread for potential updates regarding this set, as its structure may be changed s...