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by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

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

Hopefully the roster shenanigans will depart with DMA
I highly appreciate this mention of my flexible rosters.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Excited to announce both our first ever online mirror on Discord and our first announced 2019-20 physical mirror at Virginia Tech!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

Is there 0/0 non-US history between the medieval and post-Industrial Revolution periods? I assume there's something I'm missing here...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2019-20 Season
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2019-20 Season

And of course, don't forget: If you are looking to mirror a regs+/nats- set before March, Prison Bowl XII is still available!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 7163

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

As a mostly geo/CE and history player, I'll make some shoutouts the top players in these categories I've played (I have no idea how to rank people in "other academic"). Jonathan Lau, Chinmay Murthy, and Karan Menon I would say are the best geo players I've played against on geo sets. Were Karan elig...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

If anyone wants a Regs+/Nats- tournament early in the season, Prison Bowl XII can be mirrored at the start of the 2019-20 season! Please email us for more information.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 15855

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

There are currently some games listed where one team has over 30 PPB or PPBB; how should we report any mistakes of this sort or other mistakes coming from stat entry?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 3623

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Jacob has been playing amazingly, as everyone has been saying, but, being Hunter's captain, I want to make sure Ian is also recognized among voters as well for how well he played. Ian, as generally a history specialist (with obviously good generalism) playing alongside Jacob with the associated shad...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun May 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Running Club Meetings
Replies: 8
Views: 2576

Re: Running Club Meetings

We play by shouting "buzz." Hunter generally doesn't set up buzzers in practice due to the amount of time it often takes to organize everyone into teams and the fact that, as you pointed out, it doesn't work as well with large groups. On another note, if your club becomes too big to play as two team...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu May 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19659

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

8. West Egg Again, a strong team, but they do seem to have had some difficulties beating top teams, namely Hunter. The good news is that at HSNCT they'll play teams not named Hunter I haven't made my own rankings yet, but I just want to say that, perhaps due to the high prominence of Hunter and Hun...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 5615

Re: MSNCT predictions

It's worth noting that at IS 181 (which is obviously not the best sample to use, but anyway), Hunter C got 9 tossups out of 20 on High Tech A and West Egg A, while Ian outscored Jacob, showing that he can scale really well. Analyzing my own young ones, I'd say that they have the benefit of being on ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed May 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 8354

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

As seen in my updated signature, I'm headed to Yale! I'll probably play some Quiz Bowl while I'm there.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Re: How to build "stamina"

Well yeah...that means you probably had a huge crash a few rounds later. Eating small amounts of sugar over time works a lot better than eating a huge amount at once. And I don't go too crazy with it, which might be why it works for me better than other people have said. Regarding whether it's susta...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Re: How to build "stamina"

As usual, I have methods opposite to everyone else...but I might as well post about them. I usually consume an insane amount of sugar through candy and sweet coffee drinks, and I rarely run out of gas unless I'm recovering from a concussion, don't get enough sleep to begin with, or am playing the fi...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19659

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

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
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

New mirror with Chipola College on May 10th!

Additionally, due to issues in creating a discussion forum, please email us any comments about the set.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Regarding the set itself, I'm not going to say anything specific on the public forum for obvious reasons, and a private forum is being created. But as you have mentioned, there were some small mishaps, which we are now fixing prior to our next mirror. I'm not sure who the moderators in question were...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 4519

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

A tournament with many players (if not the full lineups) from the regular A-teams of East Brunswick, Ridgewood, "West Egg", "Tenafly, Hunter, etc. is NOT a novice event. You might technically call such a thing a JV tournament or division depending on class eligibility, but it's not a novice divisio...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 4519

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

I agree on this point strongly; a college difficulty pre-nats tournament seems like a bad idea for a new team. And from what I personally can do, Hunter has consciously tried not to have new teams' first experiences to be with Prison Bowl, for obvious reasons. I just wanted to not that two of the th...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Thank you so much for coming to Prison Bowl today! By all reports, the games were intense and fun; we hope you enjoyed the tournament and had a great time, and we loved having you at Hunter! Congratulations to High Tech, Team An Won, and Miami Valley for getting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively! High ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Considering the very high rate of drops we have had so far, please don't be turned away by a full field, since you will likely be bumped off of the waitlist.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York NASAT 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: New York NASAT 2019

If you wish to contact me, just email Hunter quiz bowl at hchsqubo@gmail.com
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

A call to all teams for moderators! A reminder that you receive a significant discount for doing so.

We wish to run a quality tournament and thus would like to be able to have less experienced mods "double up" with scorekeepers in their rooms to avoid delays.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

36 teams now, so our second field cap has been reached. However, due to improved capacity calculations, we can now host a 40 team field. A waitlist will be created for these final four spots
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

33 teams now. 3 spots left! Please register soon if you want a spot
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Our first field cap will be at 28 teams, which we are almost at!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

First, I'm glad that you enjoyed SCOP Novice at Hunter and found it a good experience in pyramidal quizbowl! If you like history, one thing you might to is play History Bowl ( https://www.historybowl.com/ ), which both Horace Greeley and White Plains do and is a good entry point into pyramidal quizb...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

We are over 75% done with the set heading into February break, which we've never pulled off before! Prison Bowl is going great, and we'd love more mirrors!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

A reminder to register soon, as our field is rapidly filling!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

UPDATE: Our set is to be completed by the beginning of March. The late February release time that we initially said was up for discussion was, upon discussion, decided against because many editors will be away over President's Week
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Hunter College High School shall be hosting our 12th annual Prison Bowl invitational tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, where we'll be using our house-written Prison Bowl XII set! Hunter College High School is located at 71 E 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. F...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 100
Views: 45721

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

How should I send you the Prison Bowl 2018 packets? I think I can get them into word document form without too many format issues
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 4651

Re: How to Buzz Faster

On the other hand, I win a substantial amount of buzzer races with box buzzers with both thumbs on it and feel less in control whenever I try to use my index finger. But honestly, the best thing is to try predicting the content of clues (I know this probably doesn't work as well for non-pyramidal qu...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 4270

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

Speaking for the Hunter team, we do not take the least offense to people making the (very obvious) statement that we play better on NAQT. After all, it's good to be recognized for being good. And I'm sure most other teams better at NAQT than other sets would agree with us that it's better to be reco...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

On that note, Prison Bowl is being written at a record pace (certainly faster than any since Prison Bowl VII), so we may be able to begin mirroring in mid-to-late February! As noted before, please reply below and email hchsqubo@gmail.com to request a mirror.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19659

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

The votes for Boston Latin, Barrington, and Allderdice should probably be discounted due to being outside the geographic limits of the poll.

EDIT: And the teams below them on the voters' ballots should probably get the additional points from moving up
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5779

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

The start date for mirrors can be flexible (if you wish to mirror us before our own tournament, that can be arranged); please contact us for details.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Great tournament, everyone! Stats are up at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5257/. Thank you all for being very cooperative with our schedule changes during the day and for showing up on time despite the weather!

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by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

For teams driving to SCOP, please be aware that a large storm is headed our way and plan accordingly! Please be safe.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19659

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

Probably in a long while (I'd suggest late December/early January, when the first wave of tournaments has largely ended and the second wave beginning in late January has yet to start)
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Absolute max field cap is 33. We are almost there! Field updated most recently 10/16/2018
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

Field updated again (10/13). The field cap is yet undetermined, but we are relatively close to it
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 19659

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

I should say that Hunter still hasn't played with a full team yet on either NAQT or a housewrite (especially relevant to Columbia, where in addition to missing Asher, our science/rmp/ss player, I only played 5 tossups the whole morning). That being said, Ithaca was really good at Columbia, and I reg...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 6570

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I should say that my post was merely an observation about the teams that were at MIT Fall, by no means a ranking of all teams in the region