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by A_Failure
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20

The preseason poll results are as follows: 1. Millburn (87 points, 6 first place votes) 2. Hunter A (84 points, 4 first place votes) 3. Darien (59 points) t-4. Tenafly (52 points) t-4. High Tech (52 points) 6. Hunter B (33 points) 7. Teterboro (32 points) 8. Clarke (26 points) 9. Wilton (13 points) ...
by A_Failure
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20

Hi everyone, I have written up some predictions for the upcoming season (based mostly off of my votes in the preseason poll). Before I dive into that, I also wanted to say that I decided I'll be releasing poll results at some point tomorrow night, so if you want to vote, this is your last chance. I'...
by A_Failure
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Millburn would like to claim February 8, 2020 for the second Millburn Invitational. We will be using RAFT.
by A_Failure
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: 2018-2019 Illinois Discussion

Should this not say 2019-2020?

EDIT: resolved i think. FZ this if you want.
by A_Failure
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 13727

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the conversion stats for the "Mexico" question in Round 5 and the Robinson question in round 1? E. A. Robinson: 9/52/2 in 83 rooms I'm not finding a tossup with answer _Mexico_ in round 5; there's a tossup there on the Battle of Puebla. Let me know if that's what you'd like to see stats f...
by A_Failure
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20

Hi everybody! I found the midseason players' poll from last year to be very interesting, so I decided to run a pre-season one for this year. You can go vote in it here . In order to avoid running into the "what counts as this region" debate that came up in the last poll, I have specifically defined ...
by A_Failure
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Snoopy wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Who's in charge of the calendar for next year?
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=22756

It will presumably be similar or the same for New York.
by A_Failure
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 7013

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

I am here to shill some people mostly from the northeast (specifically, the NY Metro area) - Alex Pyle is scary. - Daniel Ma is incredibly talented, and should be showing up on your top 20, history, science, and fine arts ballots. - Pedro and Cerulean are also excellent players who are heavily shado...
by A_Failure
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season

Hi everyone, A group of us are looking for experienced editors (especially a science and head editor) to help out with a regular-difficulty tournament for the fall. Please PM myself, Jason Lewis, or Jamie Faeder either here or on Discord (our tags are A_Failure#1531, amine#5968, or neilbreen#7214, r...
by A_Failure
Wed May 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 13727

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Bar in Nighthawks should probably have been accepted upon protest, right? I don't think I lodged a protest, but they were looking for restaurant of diner. I don't think the protest would have mattered anyway. FWIW, I said "the bar in Nighthawks" and it was accepted, although I heard that most peopl...
by A_Failure
Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 13727

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

First of all, I would like to thank NAQT for writing this set. It was very enjoyable to play and also very challenging. I would like to know why NAQT doesn't but "description acceptable" labels in front of descriptive questions. When these questions come up it's often confusing to have to figure out...
by A_Failure
Sat May 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Alright, here are my long-awaited HSNCT predictions. Two disclaimers about this before I proceed: 1) I have no clue how the playoff finishes work this year, so I'm using the tiering from last year 2) You have no right to hold me accountable for any of the predictions I make in this forum post. Now t...
by A_Failure
Fri May 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

As an interesting subject of discussion, who do you guys think will be the best teams next year? 1. Hunter A (and Andover, if they count as this region) [large gap] [more large gap] 2. everyone else I heard this Dean Ah Now fellow was pretty good— looks like he was top individual scorer at HFT, has...
by A_Failure
Fri May 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Pedro/HCHS wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:16 pm
As an interesting subject of discussion, who do you guys think will be the best teams next year?
1. Hunter A (and Andover, if they count as this region)

[large gap]

[more large gap]

2. everyone else
by A_Failure
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:14 am
Any predictions for nationals, whether NHBB, HSNCT, or PACE? I'll post my thoughts a bit later, but I just wanted to start the conversation
I had started to write a compilation of predictions about HSNCT, but stopped because of time constraints. I'll try to start working on it again.
by A_Failure
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 9313

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I wrote for this tournament, and in light of these recent developments, I have some comments to make. First of all, it may not be clear from the original forum post, but in the Discord server, Ameya pretty clearly stated (like it was on the main announcements channel) that the tournament was not aff...
by A_Failure
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 4510

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Given that SCT is supposed to be easier then HSNCT, why is this tournament using longer halves than HSNCT? This is mostly due to the quality of our readers. We don't have many experienced moderators coming to our tournament, and many of our school's own readers are underclassmen. As such, we're sim...
by A_Failure
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 4510

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Rules: As this tournament is only a few weeks before HSNCT, we will follow all standard NAQT Rules. For timing, however, we will use 12 minute halves, as opposed to the 9 minute halves at HSNCT, to account for the difficulty of this set. There are no computational math tossups or bonuses in this se...
by A_Failure
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19

Congratulations to Tenafly A for winning the first ever Millburn Invitational over High Tech B 380-335! East Brunswick A defeated East Brunswick B in the 3rd place match 395-225. Combined stats will be up whenever I can figure out how to merge files. Thank you all for coming, and we hope to see you ...
by A_Failure
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19

The field has been expanded to 20 teams. At this point, we will not be expanding the field any further unless we can get more staff and buzzers.
by A_Failure
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19

We have now hit our field cap! Any teams that sign up from this point forward will be placed on a waitlist.

In addition, we really need buzzers (as in, if the field stands as is, we will be stuck with people playing slapbowl). Please bring them if you have them!
by A_Failure
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

This feels like an excellent place to make a shameless self-plug for the Millburn Invitational on March 30 . We will be using an easier set, and the field won't be as stacked as the Columbia tournament you played in, so it should be much more competitive for you. At this point in the season, tournam...
by A_Failure
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19

Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

Jonathan Dayton: (1/1/1)
Mountain Lakes: (2/0/0)
Marlboro: (1/0/0)
Holmdel: (1/0/0)
Edison: (2/0/0)
Pingry: (2/0/0)
WWP North: (2/0/0)
Tenafly: (3/1/0)
High Tech: (3/3/0)
Colonia: (1/1/0)
East Brunswick: (2/2/0)

Total: (20/8/1)
by A_Failure
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Millburn Invitational - 3/30/19

Millburn High School is pleased to announce that it will be holding the first Millburn Invitational on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The tournament will use NAQT's IS-182A. Millburn High School is located at 462 Millburn Ave, in Millburn, New Jersey. We are very close to NYC, so don’t be afraid to come ...
by A_Failure
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Snoopy wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Raw data will indeed be posted for public perusal in short order (READ: two days.)
Is this still happening?
by A_Failure
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

I would also like to point out that State College plays in Western Pennsylvania like Allderdice does, so I feel that they should be excluded from the poll. I realize that they only received one vote, but believe it would be best for the sake of continuity. Also, I find it hard to understand why some...
by A_Failure
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Also, perhaps we should employ more of a Google Forms "Rank in order what you think the top 10 northeast teams are" type of poll and not just "which team is the best" kind of poll. I liked this idea, so I did it! Everyone is free to fill out this google form ! If there's any questions, just ask her...
by A_Failure
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Hi everyone,

I have updated the OP with a poll. I apologize for not doing this sooner, as I kind of just forgot about it. Many thanks to Nate for reminding me.
by A_Failure
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 4790

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)

We would like to run two separate fields: one novice, one standard. However, we will only do so if there is strong enough interest to provide both fields with a good day. Assuming the field does indeed split into novice and standard divisions, will this tournament be replacing the tentatively annou...
by A_Failure
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

[EDIT: Apparently, it seems that one has to make the poll with the first post of the thread or else it won't be allowed. Hopefully this is not true; someone else hopefully knows how to do it?] So I can do this poll (by virtue of having started this thread), but don't have incredible knowledge of th...
by A_Failure
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

So here are my (long overdue) predictions for NJ for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the rest of the circuit to be able to accurately discuss it, otherwise I definitely would have. Without further ado, here are my predictions for the top 5 in NJ: 1. High Tech - The clear ...
by A_Failure
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19379

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

Given that many other regions (including NE, which inspired this one) have discussion threads up already, I felt I should create one as well. Does anyone have any predictions/analysis for next year? I may try to write something up about NJ teams later.
by A_Failure
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7230

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.
I'd be interested in playing this if I'm around and free.
by A_Failure
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 28077

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Given that the Morning and Afternoon sessions essentially use different question sets, would it make more sense to split the scoring awards between sessions (i.e. 20 All-Stars from the morning and 20 from the Afternoon)? Also, could I please see the tossups on May 1968 (from Round 11), Nazi Germany ...
by A_Failure
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6092

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

The playoff stats still don't include the carry-over games, so I'm wondering what the final standings were for the rest of the teams. At the time we left, there appeared to be a 3-way tie for the second spot in the final; was that played off? I can't speak for the final standings, but for the tiebr...
by A_Failure
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Nationals Bee Playoff Packets
Replies: 0
Views: 2223

2017 Nationals Bee Playoff Packets

Will the 2017 Bee nationals playoff packets ever be posted? Given that nationals are coming up, I would like to be able to use them for practice.
by A_Failure
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23095

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

The NAQT website wrote:A complete set of rule modifications will be published prior to the championship.
When will these be released?
by A_Failure
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team
Replies: 17
Views: 5019

Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Is there a schedule organized for tryouts or a list of who is trying out for each subject yet?
by A_Failure
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team
Replies: 17
Views: 5019

Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

So would the categories be read independently of each other? I'm not generalist, but it seems as though that method would be bad for generalists who score the most across categories. The way it has been done in the past is that there are two sessions in which two categories are read concurrently (f...
by A_Failure
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team
Replies: 17
Views: 5019

Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

I'd definitely be interested in trying out, but whether I can actually go to NASAT is very much up in the air right now.
by A_Failure
Sat May 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 24544

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

nycaqb1999 wrote:Does anyone know when date claims start for '17-'18? Thanks.
It starts whenever someone makes the thread, I guess. I don't know who's doing that, but I would also like to see one created.
by A_Failure
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3677

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Tokogawa shogunate tossup from Saturday afternoon? My moderator accepted just "shogunate" from my opponent, which struck me as a little odd.
by A_Failure
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Schedules & Stats

Are the Sunday playoff results for the Bowl going to be posted? And also, will there be a private forum for the discussion of the set?
by A_Failure
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 8233

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

Another question I have: what data was used to determine "statistically anomalous"? Because I just went through a bunch of TQBA tournament results and saw no one who ever played for Windhaven Park named Basel Cheema, though I might have missed something. Or did NAQT remove them completely from the s...
by A_Failure
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 St. Mark's Results
Replies: 17
Views: 8233

Re: 2017 St. Mark's Results

Could someone please elaborate on "statistically anomalous"? I've seen the results, and if it's simply the fact that these two players scored at abnormally high levels throughout the tournament, that's a problem. It seems wrong that statistical anomaly and failure to corroborate tournament results ...
by A_Failure
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Re: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)

There is a Jeopardy style tournament run by the Essex County Steering Committee for elementary middle schoolers (I know that the middle/high school is in Basking Ridge, but the elementary school is in MSH). You could maybe use it to help identify some talented kids, theoretically? I don't know when ...
by A_Failure
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 7765

Re: HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

Just to clarify: I think that this is happening in 2018. But the 2018 HSNCT will also be in Atlanta, so it is still possible.