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by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 29919

Re: New England 2014-2015

With regards to nationals for next year, expect a separate Darien history bowl club to attend NHBB nationals and we plan on attending HSNCT as well (though we will do NSC if that's all our advisors can do-considering we have 2 advisors plus the coaches from Middlesex we should have advisor availabil...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 5787

Re: The logistics of future HSNCTs

I also think NAQT should make it harder to qualify for HSNCT, but I think it should be based on the quality of the field at a tournament and the quality of teams in the region in which the tournament is held, rather than the set the tournament uses. Of the two A-set tournaments my team attended this...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 29919

Re: New England 2014-2015

Many of the teams from the WGBH High School Quiz Show attended the state tournaments, but were probably discouraged by the remarkable performance of the teams who had previously attended tournaments (We had a 430 - 10 match, for example). Many teams in the state prepare for the High School Quiz Sho...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 29919

Re: New England 2014-2015

I'll agree with you that Darien and AMSA are almost equal in strength, but we've never had our full A team play against your full A team, so everything's a gray area. Lexington shouldn't be too far behind either. About tournament attendance: Yes, we do have an administration problem, but that only a...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 29919

New England 2014-2015

What's going on/What are everybody's thoughts with New England quiz bowl next year? Anyway, here's what I know/think about the teams in (southern) New England for next year. Top teams: 1. Darien-we bring back everyone except for Cameron van de Graff, who went to FAcT and Connecticut Invitational wit...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 14170

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

As would I. Perhaps a separate thread should be made for this?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 28, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards - Winners Posted
Replies: 10
Views: 5420

Re: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards

You can also look up team and player results here: http://hdwhite.org/qb/stats/. This will search the hsquizbowl database for a team's results which may be better than searching for tournaments.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 nAC
Replies: 27
Views: 9793

Re: 2014 nAC

Looks like Jesuit won varsity, Booker T Washington won JV, and Paiadeia won middle school for New Orleans.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 45751

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I just heard it's Western Albermarle vs. LASA A in a one-game final.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri May 23, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?
Replies: 7
Views: 4338

Re: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?

You could try doing some middle school competition next year if you can get a couple more 7th and 8th graders interested. Otherwise, you could do some high school novice tournaments. If you practice and you can find a couple of okay teammates, you should play at an acceptable level. Also, competing ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 14, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 8436

Re: 2014 MSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on Frozen/Let it Go?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 11, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 34075

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Siegfried wrote:Off topic: (If you don't mind me asking) Why didn't Barrington attend this year? Logistical reasons?
On that note, why did it seem like no particularly good IL team (Daniel Wright, Thurgood Marshall, etc.) attended?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 11, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Re: Studying for Poetry

I would say, that if you know what comes up, you can read the poems online. You'll find a bunch of results if you just google the poem. To know what comes up, reading packets and studying frequency lists would be a good idea.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 11, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 34075

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

Mnemosyne wrote:Kealing goes down to a team they had already beaten 620-210? Weird.
St. Mark's was 5-3 yesterday, and now they're the only team left in the winner's bracket.

Edit: And it turns out that exact roster tied for 7th at TQBA states 2 weeks ago. That might just be the weirdest thing.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 10, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 34075

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

puls wrote:And the full prelim stats are available. We'll be fixing errors as we find them, so do pipe up if you see any!
Jack Robertson on Middlesex C should be Jack Roberson.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 10, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 34075

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

Will NAQT be updating results on its website throughout the day?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 20756

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Is Woodland planning on hosting the Connecticut championship again next year?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 20756

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Darien is looking into hosting an event, most likely in February or later.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 9991

Re: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread

Is there any chance the set from the US history bee can be posted?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What packets should I study?
Replies: 9
Views: 6307

Re: What packets should I study?

I would say Prison Bowl, LIST, and GSAC are annually very good. LIST is probably the easiest of the three, prison bowl the hardest. 2013 BHSAT was a fantastic regular difficulty set, but I wouldn't recommend 2012 (I don't know about other years). Harvard Fall is good if you want slightly more diffic...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 3975

Re: Study tips for literature

yay, I'm going to MSNCT too! The best way is to in general, read. What I do is that I write down the sparknotes plot summary. then on quizbowldb.com , I search up the name of that book and write down lots of keywords that tossups ask for. The only bad thing is that you're mostly studying high schoo...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 3975

Re: Study tips for literature

Sparknotes is great, no doubt. I have no problem with the main lit, as I've read a lot of them, so it's mostly more obscure or lesser known works and short stories. I'll try to see if I can fit some into my week. Thanks for the tip! Something else I forgot-definitely know at least the main plot of ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Study tips for literature
Replies: 13
Views: 3975

Re: Study tips for literature

Sparknotes or something similar to spark notes. I did it before MSNCT last year. I would suggest actually reading poems and short stories though. Don't waste time sparknoting novels that are commonly read-Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc. will probably be powered by some...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Re: Building a Quality Culture

HMS Audacious wrote:
Smooth coarea formula wrote:Just saying, unless you need to pay a stipend to an advisor, you only need about $200 for a buzzer system plus money for practice questions to start a club.
yeah, tournaments and travel costs are negligible of course
Parents drive and kids chip in for the entry fees.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Re: Building a Quality Culture

Just saying, unless you need to pay a stipend to an advisor, you only need about $200 for a buzzer system plus money for practice questions to start a club.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: The Role of a Moderator

The rules generally require teams to be made up of players from the same school.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How much do you study?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: How much do you study?

Also Protobowl, though I don't know how useful that actually is. It depends on what you're doing in protobowl. If you're in a private room it should be ok, as it's not too different from reading packets. However, public rooms like the lobby generally aren't good for studying because players will be...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How much do you study?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: How much do you study?

I don't get how you find that time. I generally study 2-3 hours a week when I'm not off from school. During break I try to amp it up as much as possible (10+ hours minimum).
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Lexington House Write 2014-15 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Possible Lexington House Write 2014-15 Season

I could help out with some writing/subject editing (though I write for NAQT, I have zero editing experience), if you want. We can discuss this via private message if you're interested. I also think you need to find an experienced group to team up with-people like Bellarmine, TJ, etc. Someone has to ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team make money?
Replies: 13
Views: 5276

Re: How does a team make money?

It is hosted at their school, in the cafeteria.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 37134

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

It might be worth mentioning that the field for HSNCT is "full" when you count reservations for state championship qualifiers, and the waitlist already has 26 teams.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

And now they're being lured in by the cash prizes.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you love quizbowl?
Replies: 15
Views: 3905

Re: Why do you love quizbowl?

Because learning stuff is fun, and beating teams because you've learned stuff makes it even more fun. I love to compete, I like to learn, and I like to improve. Edit: Quiz bowl has also exposed me to so many things I would not have otherwise found. If you asked me who wrote Things Fall Apart last ye...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

In regards to the quality of the field, the teams that play NAC are nowhere near the best teams in the country, and it would be disingenuous to call it a "national championship". The best teams that play are generally somewhere in the 80-100 range in the Morlan rankings, and most of the teams, in m...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

HSNCT is fun. :chip: is "funn". We aren't going to HSNCT because it would be too logistically difficult at this point (quite a bit of red tape) and it's our club's first year, so we don't quite know exactly what we're doing.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

Can I have some more recent ones?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

They are regular players. Also, people don't listen to the coach (he's new to quiz bowl) that much, and they listen to me less. It's pretty much a free-for-all when it comes to making decisions.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

Why is your team deciding what national tournament to attend? I honestly don't know why it came up. For the past couple months we've been planning on attending NSC, and then someone brought up the idea of :chip: because they felt NSC would be too difficult and wouldn't be "fun". All of a sudden, th...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

Steering a Team Away From NAC

My team wants to go to :chip: . We are currently registered for NSC, but a majority of the team wants to go to NAC (because it is more "fun" and "the questions are better"). We have not played a :chip: tournament all year and we just won our NAQT state championship. How do I convince them otherwise?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Balancing Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Balancing Teams

It really depends on the teams' goals and structures. Obviously, if you want to win a tournament, a "stacked" team would do much better than splitting up the best players. But if you have a single, confident, dominant player(hi Michael), and if you're aiming to qualify many teams for Nationals, the...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Balancing Teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Balancing Teams

What are the arguments for and against balancing the strength of teams? Obviously not balancing the strength of teams would give you a much better A team, but what about arguments for balancing teams?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Connecticut State Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 5769

Re: 2014 Connecticut State Championship

I have to second how well Woodland ran the tournament-including an hour for lunch, the whole tournament took just about 7 hours. We had a great time.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 36718

Re: 2013 NAC

The only sort of "theme music" I remember is Ernie playing "Imma Bee" between matches, so it was slightly better than the questions (although much worse than the ones he plagiarizes-it's always a bad sign when those are the best questions).
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83168

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

He would have to calculate a combined ppb for prelims+playoffs.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 83168

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

KnicksRule wrote:Connecticut Invitational V held at E.O. Smith on Feb 22nd
I don't believe there is a combined file for the stats.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Montana - Torch Bowl Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: Montana - Torch Bowl Tourney

[*]2) Guaranteed three rounds of play, followed by a play-off bracket [*]4) Last chance to qualify for National Academic Championship before State n Missoula A few things: 1. What set of questions will this tournament be using/who is the question provider? It is always a good idea to post that in a...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 ACE Camps
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: 2014 ACE Camps

Please do.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 45751

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Could the field on the PACE website be updated?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 13702

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Acton-Boxborough A won the tournament and Darien B finished 2nd. Victor Pavao was the highest scorer. That's all I really know.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 13702

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Where on the Uconn campus will this tournament be taking place?