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by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 11707

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

I think an important question is whether the individual's presence would make tournament participants feel threatened or extremely uncomfortable. For example, a member of our team was often bullied at tournaments by a student at another school, and I've been prepared to ban said student from our tou...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT CLOSED Skype Mirror (12/26)
Replies: 6
Views: 2613

Re: EFT CLOSED Skype Mirror - Date TBD (likely 12/26)

Never mind, mods please FZ this.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 11793

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

It's probably worth noting that Hunter A held a 165-point halftime lead in the final before one of their players had to leave.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Re: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)

Updated Field:
Greens Farms (2)
Suffield (2)
West Egg (1)
Wilton (1)
Middlesex Middle (2)
Hunter (1)
Kellenberg (3-4)
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)

Field update?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 17199

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

IMPORTANT: High school players may not staff (or observe) SCTs. (NAQT is expanding the use of the Division II SCT set for spring-semester high school tournaments.) Just for avoidance of doubt: this also applies to high school coaches, correct? Correct. (This one isn't a change and applied last year...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 17199

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

IMPORTANT: High school players may not staff (or observe) SCTs. (NAQT is expanding the use of the Division II SCT set for spring-semester high school tournaments.) Just for avoidance of doubt: this also applies to high school coaches, correct? Correct. (This one isn't a change and applied last year...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting Members
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Recruiting Members

My school has its activities fair on Tuesday and I'm attempting to recruit members, but I really do not have a base of former qb players to recruit/rely on. Could anyone give me advice on how I should pitch quiz bowl?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 11921

Re: Preseason Predictions

It's worth noting that Darien is not underrated and is definitely in rebuild mode, though the A team remain in the top 50. As for top tier predictions, I think Dublin Scioto and DCC should be the favorites at NSC (Dublin over DCC) and Hunter and Taylor should be the favorites at HSNCT. TJ will be to...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do you read packets?
Replies: 3
Views: 3054

Re: How do you read packets?

Just wondering what the best use of my time is with packets. Just reading through seems like it wouldn't really promote any learning unless certain things come up over and over and the canon is just too big for that. However, is looking up every single clue a good use of my time? How have you guys ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 5614

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

As an extension to this post, what college packets would be the best to practice for teams trying to get good at PACE/HSNCT level? The answerlines in ACF Regs and MUT seem a bit too obscure (especially towards the end) while ACF Fall seems a bit easier than HS nationals... MUT and EMT are probably ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tiebreaker Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Re: Tiebreaker Distro

Why should the tiebreaker be any different from the rest of the match? Every tossup in an ultimately tied match matters, so why should we nitpick tossup 21?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 40185

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

An update to this may be a good idea.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 6052

Re: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors

A couple notes about the set: -Tossups will be 5-6 lines of 12-point Times New Roman, though we'll probably shrink the size to 10 or 11-point in the final version of the set -The two finals packets will probably be around flat regular difficulty (a bit harder than the rest of the set), but the set s...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46971

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Ness actually isn't terribly easy -- I had absolutely no idea who he was and I like to think I know history. Can I see the tossups on Brueghel and Benedict? Not surprised about the others on the list.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46971

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Any chance we could hear which questions were the least converted? I'd also like to see conversion on Chinese Remainder Theorem and Titus Andronicus.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 7679

Re: How to attract new members

Hi, I am now working at La Salle Academy in NYC and want to start a quiz bowl team. I am open to suggestions but want to know if there are any leagues in or near the City with regular tournaments. Thanks Johann User was reminded to enable a signature. --Mgmt. As far as I know there are no leagues i...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 2786

Re: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror

I am interested (edit: in playing) and could potentially supply a buzzer.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18086

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Darien is tentatively changing the date of Darien Invitational III (using DEFT, just want to make the clarification) to October 21.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 18744

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

Given Bardbowl's move, Darien is tentatively moving its tournament to October 21 (if rooms for the 21st don't work out expect us to host on the 11th).
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 8252

Re: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?

(Doing my duty to sell Harvard Fall, but fairly:) the trip up to New England can be more expensive for non-East Coast teams, so you (speaking to some abstract "you") should decide for yourself if the value your specific team would get by playing that level of competition merits the cost of travel. ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11617

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

You have Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk listed as an MSA without quiz bowl but we're in the area (you have our tournaments listed under NYC, which is also an MSA we're in). Just saying.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 35285

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Will the All-Star packet be included when the set is posted? I want to remark that while I thought the set was well-written, it skewed very difficult, particularly in the history distribution (Stephen Decatur, Navarre, Uighirs, etc -- I didn't write down answerlines, so this is all from memory). I'd...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18086

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

As stated on the NY/NJ claims, Darien is tentatively planning on hosting its to be announced housewrite on November 11.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 18666

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I really enjoyed Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose, though it takes someone who really likes the minutiae of history to enjoy those books. I also really enjoyed Things Fall Apart, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Kurt Vonnegut.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 18744

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

Darien is tentatively claiming November 11 for its housewritten set, based on testing dates and Hunter likely using October 28 for SCOP Novice. We'd hope Harvard Fall is not that weekend but could manage if there is a conflict.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 18744

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

Darien is likely going to host a housewrite in late October or early November. Expect to hear more from Julia.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 7597

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

So we're about a week away from HSNCT, and I'd really like for us to start getting some more concrete plans made. Michael, have you found any science writers/editors? Have you found an experienced person for oversight of Darien's set? Harris, have you heard from any schools about co-writing POMMSS ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 8004

Re: Pre-Nats Poll

I'm going to take some time to explain any significant differences (10+ spots) my ballot has with the overall poll. LASA (#11 actual, #21 my ballot): LASA is good, but I was not particularly impressed by their statistics and they were 4th at TQBA states (I still ranked them above St. John's). St. Jo...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 16777

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

I'll be going to Bowdoin in the quiz bowl wasteland of Maine but plan on attending tournaments as far south as New York with me + whoever else will play.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11318

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

I will play.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 7597

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

Darien is writing a set for the fall and is looking for writers/editors to help with science. We don't absolutely need, but would certainly appreciate, an experienced individual who could make sure we stay on pace to fully write, edit, and playtest, basically overseeing set production without neces...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 7597

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

Darien is writing a set for the fall and is looking for writers/editors to help with science. We don't absolutely need, but would certainly appreciate, an experienced individual who could make sure we stay on pace to fully write, edit, and playtest, basically overseeing set production without necess...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11318

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Absolutely want to play this (at one point wanted to write one, actually).
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 8380

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Darien HS will likely field a team on April 15 or May 6, but we'll be playing another tournament April 29 so we wouldn't be able to attend then.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6843

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

To echo the above sentiment, it certainly would be nice to receive more frequent updates about the field, especially considering that the tournament is in less than a week and we still are unsure of how we can plan logistically because we don't know how many teams to bring. We just dropped, which w...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 18067

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Will teams ranked 1-10 in a region absolutely be ranked in that specific order on the national ballot?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 13
Views: 5845

Re: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Just to clarify, that linked packet is a Sectionals D-II round, not ICT D-II. Also, given that this is explicitly a nationals warm-up, is there any chance it might be played on the clock so teams can get used to that style in competition? If you do it on the clock, please please use more than 9 min...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6843

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

Darien/"Mather" registered for all three tournaments in the cup but isn't listed in the field.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT III @ High Tech in Lincroft, NJ (2/25/17) [GSAC]
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

Re: QuBIT III @ High Tech in Lincroft, NJ (2/25/17) [GSAC]

We're expanding the field from 24 to 30 teams. This will change the bracketing for this tournament. We'll have five brackets of six teams each. The two top teams from each prelim bracket will be reorganized into two playoff brackets of five teams each, with cross-overs following the playoff rounds....
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30132

Re: Midseason Poll

Do I think St. Mark's should've been ranked higher? Yes. Do I play for St. Mark's? Also yes. Our bonus conversion has so far been among the best in Texas (comparable to Taylor's and St. John's's), and while I understand that this is supposed to be more holistic than a pure bonus conversion ranking,...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30132

Re: Midseason Poll

- If a team has not yet played its full roster, but is still playing "A" players on the "B" team for experience, I cannot really determine its true level. Darien is an obvious example of a team that is almost certainly a Top 10 team, but apparently hasn’t yet played its “A” team against solid compe...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '16-'17
Replies: 12
Views: 5191

Re: New England Discussion '16-'17

My Analysis: #8) Darien: Michael Borecki is a very talented player, and Darien should have a good chance of winning many of the tournaments that they attend. Additionally, John Phipps is a valuable asset to the team and is a top-tier player within the circuit. Darien will continue to be a top team ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

Re: Trash. Easy parts for each trash bonus were: Rubik's cube; Tiger Woods; Benedict Cumberbatch; Wall Street; LEGO Star Wars (the issue with this one was noted in the question-specific thread); French Toast Crunch; Minecraft; Moving screen; Tom Cruise; Motown; Fenway Park; Netflix; Air Force One; ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

Re: Trash. Easy parts for each trash bonus were: Rubik's cube; Tiger Woods; Benedict Cumberbatch; Wall Street; LEGO Star Wars (the issue with this one was noted in the question-specific thread); French Toast Crunch; Minecraft; Moving screen; Tom Cruise; Motown; Fenway Park; Netflix; Air Force One; ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 8176

Re: I Don't Understand

Hello everyone, This is the first year my school is doing quiz bowl. I registered the team for our first and second competitions. I am also the team's highest scorer, outpacing the combined total of all other members by about 110 PP20TUH. I also hold three years' experience in out of school activit...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2495

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

Columbia dropped, so there is now space in our field.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2495

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

deviziak wrote:You mentioned there would be no computational Math - is that for tossups only or for tossups and bonuses?
Almost certainly tossups and bonuses, but the final answer will be whatever we say in the logistics email when it goes out next week.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2495

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

With two weeks to go, our field is full.