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by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

If anyone in the DC or Virginia area is looking to mirror a regular-difficulty housewrite in the fall or spring, RAFT ( http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=22863 ) is available October 1, potentially sooner, and our team is actively seeking out sites across the country. Contact me if ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

Mirrors:

Minnesota: Mounds View (MN) - TBD
Georgia: Commerce High School - March 14
Illinois: Earlybird at UIUC (IL) - TBD
Metro NYC: Millburn (NJ) - TBD
Western PA: Carnegie Mellon - TBD (tentative)
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 1
Views: 698

RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

This is a mirror announcement for the Regular Academic Fall Tournament (RAFT), a high school regular-difficulty set available by October 1, 2019 . Questions will be written by experienced high school and collegiate players from a variety of programs. I, Michael Borecki, will be head editing this set...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META online
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

Re: META online

Based on the poll, it seems like most people would like to play this on July 13th. I’ve set up a spreadsheet where you can create your teams. The mirror fee will be $10 per player, and I’ll likely cap the field at 8 teams (unless there is more interest). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g6yc...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 6818

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

As a player, I'm personally agnostic between NASAT and Oxford Open, but would be strongly opposed to CamO - one, because I want to play it in LA, and two, because I don't want to play a truncated version of the set (as Raynor indicated would happen if we played that tournament). I think using Oxfor...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 8332

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Hey so it should be 1) Clear that this event is not at all affiliated with NHBB 2) Understood that you should never run a tournament on questions written by another organization without their permission, and especially do not charge an entry fee for those tournaments . 3) Understood that you can nev...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 3284

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Do you expect there to be a mirror site further northeast than Columbia?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

You could always consider hosting your own tournament. The fact is, though, that traveling an hour to go to a tournament should not be a big deal, especially considering you'll be spending like 8 hours at that tournament anyway. To pitch another tournament, Darien High School is 45 minutes from you ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

There may be an issue in terms of having enough teams who qualify, but it seems to me that the undergraduate classification would be more meaningful if it were restricted to institutions whose student body is overwhelmingly or entirely made up of undergraduates. It seems like this would have the ef...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6107

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Justin, do you think 2018 ACF Regionals required advanced stats to help the editors with fixing questions? To go off that obviously rhetorical question, people like looking at advanced stats to see how players and teams from across the country compare. Having mirrors without advanced stats fucks wit...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3379

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Hey, so I also started out as a geography specialist and expanded from there (though I was a generalist once I reached high school). I'd strongly encourage you to study history (what grade is your teammate in? If he's a senior then you'll need to replace those points next year), and as people have a...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 17480

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

Hello, everyone! After checking on the three disputed entries, Allderdice and Boston Latin high schools are outside of the region that I stated at the top of the poll, and I specifically said to avoid schools outside this geographic region. As such, the affected schools will be removed. Changes to ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 11066

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB New England Championships is at ConVal on March 9.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 3335

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a list of the current field?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 11066

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30). We'll be ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 11066

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

troyharris wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Hi Michael,
I noticed on the History Bowl site that Maine was a potential site. Is that still a possibility?
I'll be doing some work on that in the next couple months (trying to get a spring event). It's a possibility, but don't count on it (RI is much more likely to happen, though).
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 11066

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30).
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 39081

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

I did not make the final decision for the date of ACF Nationals, but April 27-28 is the date of NHBB Nationals. NHBB Nationals monopolizes a lot of staff. I supposed I'd be interested in seeing exactly how much overlap there is between the two staffer bases; I'd heard talk that it wasn't as big as ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 6001

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

Assuming Karsten Rynearson stays enrolled at Greens Farms for high school, they should be able to legitimately challenge Darien for the title of top team in Connecticut, while Wilton will obviously continue to be a strong team (though I'm uncertain about how solid they will be in literature, science...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 9558

Re: HS Player Poll Results

The geography problem is that people don't always know which stats to look at. I don't expect everybody to dig up stats from a random school across the country that has a terrific player but didn't attend every tournament and consistently puts up mediocre showings at national tournaments. Again, th...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7011

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Pablo Picasso 2 wrote:We are discussing the possibility of hosting a NASAT mirror - if are interested in helping out, or playing, please post or PM us.
If this is not in July or the first week of August I will almost certainly play.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 9558

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Is there a list of people who voted?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 15582

Re: High School Player Poll

To throw in a couple cents late in the game: Hunter, Plano West, TJ, and Wayzata should have close to half the spots in your top 20. Playing with other great players tanks your ppg, and to get to the finals of a national championship you need to either have an absolutely legendary player (like Clark...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 6633

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I would sign up to play this.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Meet on the tenth floor at 7:10
Can we push this back? Some people are involved in tiebreakers.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 18587

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Are there many people who wouldn't be able to attend the weekend of Aug 4-5? I would love to attend, but that weekend doesn't work for me. Unfortunately, I could only attend if the tournament is July 7 or earlier, or August 18 or later. I'm not going to get my hopes up for a drastic date change, bu...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 9082

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
An Economic Ignoramus wrote:The WQC sitting is rescheduled to 9 on Saturday. A signup sheet is forthcoming.

Edit: here one is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
Sorry, I missed this, what's WQC?
World Quizzing Championships.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2803

Re: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest CANCELLE

Due to conflicts with FILM and not enough content having been written, we will not be running this playtest.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Finally, we need buzzers! I am to understand that team buzzers are locked away for PACE, but any extra buzzers would be greatly appreciated.
I have a set of buzzers that I can (hopefully) remember to bring.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 58110

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

If Matt Bruce is not removed by NAQT or NAQT fails to explain their oversight with regards to the very obvious nature of his blog posts, I will do my best to make sure that CTQBA-supported events and any sort of tournament Bowdoin hosts do not use NAQT sets, and I will not in good conscience be able...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2803

Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018

This is a brief announcement that there will be a side event/playtest of the Max and Friends packet on Friday night at NSC. The set will not be complete, but we anticipate having 5 packets whose distribution includes 1/1 of the following: Golden Age of Animation Cartoons tropical fruit in history an...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 9082

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

I will be organizing a Friday Night (after David Riley) playtest of Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Packet(s), a guerrilla set written by moderators of ILQBM. We will likely have about 40/40 or 50/50 of total content ready for play.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14322

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actua...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14322

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I love this game to death and can't stand by while these incredible people feel hurt by the inaction of the quiz bowl community. As someone in the groupchat referenced above, and an employee of an organization that allowed one of these individuals to staff their national championship, I am a complic...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 10407

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'm also looking into running a Boston event, with a main event on Saturday (I'm thinking NASAT right now) + smaller events dotted throughout Saturday & Sunday. I'm not sure of the state of the MSU event, but would anyone/site be very against this happening? For reasons of redundancy, too far from ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 25676

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Because I'm somewhat bored, here's a shorter ranking of just Freshmen/below this year: 1. Me. I know, I know. 2. Matthew Lehmann 3. Clark Smith 4. Rahul Keyal 5. Luke Tierney 6. Tracy Mirkin 7. James Malouf 8. Annabelle Yang 9. Nitin Rao 10. Jonathan Tran 11. John Waldron 12. Ashwin Ramaswami 13. P...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 7541

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

troyharris wrote:Quick correction. AMSA is not the only team going to PACE. Plymouth is also going.
As are Darien and Wilton, to the best of my knowledge.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21114

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Something the newer members of my team commented about to me at SMT Saturday was how "intense" they found most of the other teams to be. It seems to me that college quiz bowl could do a better job of getting newer teams opportunities against weaker opponents, rather than very experienced collegiate ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 8418

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

My point is, Harvard was asked to host SMT, as an act of charity to the circuit. From my understanding, Harvard didn't want to, because they would have much rather played it. But they did host it. Considering this seems to be the case for basically every tournament in New England, it might be worth...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]
Replies: 10
Views: 5343

Re: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]

I will speak for myself first as I had an inexcusable role in the breakdown, however my words do not represent the viewpoint of any other members of the FACTS team; I was the sole writer for humanities questions for the 5 Charter packets that were agreed upon (due to the mysterious incident of all ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually Is?
Replies: 15
Views: 6423

Re: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually

I'm a big fan of powers per game as a base statistic.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The new naqt.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6130

Re: The new naqt.com

I don't know if this is possible, but it would be really awesome to be able to sort programs by their "program status," or even if they just have a listed coach/contact as I'm currently going through a list of the 190 CT schools in the database and clicking on the links to get that information.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Northeastern University Novice Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Northeastern University Novice Tournament

Just want to note that Bowdoin would be interested in fielding 1-2 teams for this tournament if it gets rescheduled to, say, March 3 or April or some date we actually have time to plan for. Maybe you can afford to announce less than 100 hours in advance when you have several Harvard, MIT, Tufts, etc...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Northeastern University Novice Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Northeastern University Novice Tournament

Tornrak wrote:What set is this on?
Looks like IS-174, based on NAQT's website.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18689

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Harvard is almost certainly going to mirror the Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) in March/April. While it is geared for college students, we also encourage high schools to consider playing as it will be good practice for nationals. Pending final approval from the school, we plan on hosting SMT o...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments
Replies: 7
Views: 3538

Re: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments

So, rather than a strict limitation, would a disclaimer stating something like "This tournament is intended for newer teams" suffice to illustrate the idea that schools should consider bringing more inexperienced players over seasoned ones? That will likely keep national contenders from attending b...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT vs. NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 3714

Re: HSNCT vs. NSC

NSC probably does a better job of determining the best team in the country on an annual basis, but the flip side of that is HSNCT is just a much more exciting tournament to be a part of. The vast majority of the top 200 teams in Morlan Rank will play HSNCT, while NSC's field will lean more top-heavy...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 52477

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Do you have Columbia Fall on there? No, because they never posted combined stats and I've yet to try to calculate those myself. Speaking of this: if you know anyone at the following tournaments who could post combined stats, it'd help me out greatly. Darien Invitational VCU Winter Hunter SCOP Picke...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 7541

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Since Connecticut is also part of New England: Darien is not as good as in the past 2 years, but is very likely the second-best team in New England (to a full Lexington A). Julia Tong is a very talented player, but the team's younger players will need to step up if the team wants to be in the nation...