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by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42368

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

It seems plausible to me to switch the four high-scoring Tier II teams at the end of Saturday (in this case, the teams in the 25th-28th bracket) and switch them with the bottom four Tier I teams (in this case, IMSA (who had unique circumstances that led to their placing lower than they should have ...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42368

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

(I can't believe we're having THIS argument again—I wasn't even in quizbowl when this was last a thing!) I think that the main issue with the PACE format is the simple fact that one slip up in the prelims can relegate teams to a particular position (in our and Barrington's case, a maximum placing o...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42368

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

(I can't believe we're having THIS argument again—I wasn't even in quizbowl when this was last a thing!) It seems plausible to me to switch the four high-scoring Tier II teams at the end of Saturday (in this case, the teams in the 25th-28th bracket) and switch them with the bottom four Tier I teams...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42368

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I'm not salty or anything though. The tournament ran super well, the set was the best set I've played all year (as expected), and I was pleased with our performance despite the reservations I have with the format. I will also add that I think that the HSNCT system is considerably worse than that at...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11668

Re: NSC 2016 Set Discussion

I don't know if I was the only one who found the excess of Japan answerlines annoying (both as tossups and bonuses), but I think that was definitely unnecessary. Also, some of the bonus parts were incredibly long, and I'm not even talking about the lead-ins. I remember the one about The Faerie Queen...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42368

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

(I can't believe we're having THIS argument again—I wasn't even in quizbowl when this was last a thing!) I think that the main issue with the PACE format is the simple fact that one slip up in the prelims can relegate teams to a particular position (in our and Barrington's case, a maximum placing o...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Upstate New York State Championships @ Cornell
Replies: 4
Views: 2577

Re: NAQT Upstate New York State Championships @ Cornell

Brighton cleared the field and won an advantaged final to place first. "Ithaca Solo A" placed in second. Stats without that final game are up, I guess.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Joe's 6th Annual GSAC, December 19th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4521

Re: St. Joe's 6th Annual GSAC, December 19th, 2015

I hate to beat a dead horse, but will stats ever be posted for this tournament? And if not, is it unreasonable to want an explanation for why the uploading of those stats has been impossible? I would drop it if it hadn't been a month with no explanation, and I would like to actually see the results ...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 42703

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote:You can figure some of them out, judging teams by common sets played. If I did my math correctly, and assuming IS is 0.00, then A-sets are -4.09. BASK is -0.40. CALI is -0.06. I don't know about any of the other sets.
I suppose you're right. GSAC is +0.36 from what I can tell.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 42703

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

This is the best birthday present I could have ever hoped for.

Are you going to release your stat adjustments?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Joe's 6th Annual GSAC, December 19th, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4521

Re: St. Joe's 6th Annual GSAC, December 19th, 2015

When are we going to see stats for this tournament?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Re: NY NASAT Team?

If we do not obtain our minimum number of teams by the end of January, NASAT will be cancelled for this year. HSAPQ regrets this reality, but we cannot afford as an organization to run a 10, 11, or really even a 12 team tournament. Doing so would hurt our organization's ability to promote good high...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Re: NY NASAT Team?

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:I'll see if I can get ahold of Ben.

Also, NASAT is in Kentucky.
Thanks.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Re: NY NASAT Team?

Do you want someone who can organize online tryouts of some caliber? That would be nice. If it's the latter, then why can't you do that? Because, frankly, I have no idea how to go about doing so. I emailed Albert and Ben in November and (quite dishearteningly) never heard back. Look, I'd be more th...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Re: NY NASAT Team?

Look, I refuse to just let this drop. Can Albert, Ben, or Scott (or anyone else interested in organizing/arranging tryouts/coaching/going) post in this thread/PM me so we can get something going here? What exactly are you going for here? Do you want someone who is willing to drive a team of kids fr...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 28807

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Would anyone who is pleading for an updated calendar like to work on that themselves? Or, if other people have made their own individual regional calendars, would they like to share those?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Re: NY NASAT Team?

A NY team has always been difficult because it's hard to coordinate between upstate and downstate and we haven't really had a formal coach. If there is a coach who's willing to coordinate transportation and other things, I might consider going. I can't imagine, though, that the cost and the time wou...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 10510

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

Could I see the tossup on Tess of the D'Urbervilles?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 28807

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

I really don't mean to be a jerk, but I'd like to echo something from the NE thread: It has been a month and a half. Can we please have an update of the calendar? If it is too much of a hassle, I am happy to maintain the calendar from next year forward. I don't think there are any new tournaments t...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 28807

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Dave, Now that you have identified sites for you C packet, how does one register? The earliest registration site I see on your NHBB site is in January in Delaware. Is there another place to register? If you scroll down on the list of dates, the earlier ones are at the bottom. Since they put zeroes ...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

Re: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)

Ithaca A won, clearing the field 10-0 with Bishop Guertin coming in second.

Is there going to be a forum to discuss questions? There were a number of fixable problems with this set that I took notes on.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

Re: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)

Is this tournament actually happening? If so, is there a field update?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 6906

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

AMSA would definitely bring a team. I would imagine plenty of NY teams would as well. I don't actually think that many NY teams would. I personally can't go because of other obligations that weekend, which will most likely mean that Ithaca won't go (though I haven't talked it over with my teammates...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 18185

Re: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

The power mark in that is pretty generous--I would imagine unless you're just going off word association of author/book, even a hazy knowledge of the book's plot and themes (Russia/Satan/two title characters) should result in a power (I'm not complaining about this per se, I know very little about ...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 42703

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Stefan HSQBRankovich wrote:Yeah but I thought I heard something about her changing schools.

Also need help with http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/25 ... etail/#t18
I'm fairly certain that, of the people on that team, only Tara graduated.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 18185

Re: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

This emperor honored Elagabalus, or Sol Invictus, by making the Day of the Sun a holiday. His wife Fausta warned him of an assassination plot by his father-in-law Maximian. Later, he effectively ended the Tetrarchy when he defeated Maximian's son Maxentius. With Licinius, he issued the Edict of (*)...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 28807

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Sept. 26 - PHSAT (IS-148) Oct. 10 - Cornell BASK Oct. 17 - CUFT (BASK) , Bull Bowl (IS-148) , Tri-State Tussle @ DV (IS-148) Oct. 18 - CSWIFT @ Charter (BASK) Oct. 24 - Bergen Junior 5 Nov. 7 - SCOP Novice @ Hunter Nov. 14 - Henderson (IS-150) , HFT , BB Fall @ Ithaca (IS-???), LIFT XV (IS-???) Nov....
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 102075

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

no ice wrote:It's not a big deal, but what happened to this?
Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham wrote:Fred, are you planning on releasing a post-nationals ranking this year?
Stefan HSQBRankovich wrote:Nope!
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:14 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 think that in general, it's going to be a bit less rigorous and intense because of the seniors that graduated this year. It's still going to be competitive, but slightly less so, and I really hope we see teams begin to emerge and get stronger within the circuit. It's good to see the same schools d...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 28101

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

The powermark in the Guggenheim museum was somewhat absurd in my opinion. Anyone who knows anything about the museum knows that it's built such that one can see all of the works without having to take any stairs. I can't even imagine what other clues could have come after that, besides the fact that...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 28101

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

Our moderator decided to skip the sulfur question in the second of the consecutive rounds because he said that some of the clues were too similar, if that means anything. I don't think repeating the answerline would be particularly tasteful (especially so close together) because a lot of people rul...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 28101

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

What was the rationale behind the two chemistry tossups on sulfur in consecutive rounds? One of these was Chemistry and the other Earth Science. We felt like they were different enough in content to merit having them both. We should have spaced them farther apart in the set, though. Our moderator d...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 49936

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the TU over transgender people? I negged it with transsexual so I'd like to see it again to figure out what made my answer wrong. Also, can I see the Melee bonus round because I love that game? Transsexual and Transgender mean different things in the sense that gender and sex are differen...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 49936

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Here are mine: 1: alternation of generations/thallus/anther; NO/nitroglycerin/mitochondria 2: glucose/maltose/equatorial 8: thyroid/hypothalamus/calcitonin 10: stomata/abscisic acid/ethene 12: competition/Paramecium/Galapagos 13: folate/uracil/spina bifida 20: carotid/dura mater/anastomosis (this o...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon May 18, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 102075

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

North Babylon is from NY.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 23
Views: 10041

Re: NY NASAT Team?

Well, if that's the case, then I don't see how this is going to work. It was a stretch to begin with, at least for myself.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)
Replies: 9
Views: 8558

Re: American Academic Challenge, May 22-24, 2015, Chattanoog

Matthew J wrote:I have heard word that this event was cancelled. Is this true? Has there been a formal announcement that I missed?
I'm not sure if there was an official announcement, but it definitely has been cancelled.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 35221

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

I'd like to point out that Ithaca A and East Brunswick A are the the only teams that are classified as "adept," while there are certainly teams (Bergen A, Hunter A, Livingston A, High Tech B come to mind) that would be deserving of this classification as well. Ithaca's power rate certainly isn't ste...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Upstate NY NAQT State Championship @ Cornell 4/11/2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

Re: Upstate NY NAQT State Championship @ Cornell 4/11/2015

Thank you to Cornell for running a great tournament! It was great to be finished at 4:00, and both Ithaca teams enjoyed themselves.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 23
Views: 10041

Re: NY NASAT Team?

czheng0708 wrote:Albert, is this happening? Is there any more information?
It may or may not be happening. We probably won't hold tryouts because there's not enough interest. Transportation might be iffy. I don't even know.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HERMES at Richard Montgomery (MD) (Main-site) - 3.28.2015
Replies: 9
Views: 6290

Re: HERMES at Richard Montgomery (MD) (Main-site) - 3.28.201

Just out of curiosity, will this set be released to the database anytime soon?
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT V @ Kings Park High School (March 21, 2015) IS 145A
Replies: 10
Views: 4668

Re: KPAQT V @ Kings Park High School (March 21, 2015) IS 145

I noticed in the stats that in our game against North Babylon, it says that we heard 80 tossups - I didn't notice any egregious errors, though I haven't looked at them in much detail. Thanks again for a pleasant tournament experience! Fixed. https://www.naqt.com/stats/individual-performance.jsp?tea...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT V @ Kings Park High School (March 21, 2015) IS 145A
Replies: 10
Views: 4668

Re: KPAQT V @ Kings Park High School (March 21, 2015) IS 145

Both of Ithaca's teams had a great time at this tournament - it was well-worth the long journey down. I'd like to personally thank the staffers for being really friendly and helpful, and for getting stats up so quickly. I noticed in the stats that in our game against North Babylon, it says that we h...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 35221

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

using the new Morlan rankings! I think this season truly showed how you can't just predict matches by looking at PPB- Bergen(#90) has two tournament victories(in the absence of High Tech/Bethlehem/Charter), while we and a few other teams have lost to Alex Schmidt and his Lehigh Valley Academy team(...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 36597

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

If this is run at HSNCT, would it coincide with ACFNATIONALS, the JRPG tournament that's set to run there already?