Search found 29 matches

by gabjoh
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22422

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Just want to say thanks to David Madden (and also to my fellow participants) for a goshdarn great tournament and great time.
by gabjoh
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4394

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

Ohio Wesleyan down for one (or maybe but almost certainly not two) teams. I am emailing you with further details now.
by gabjoh
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21993

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

hey you know if you wait five days it'll be on quizbowlpackets, free to download at your leisure Liar! Scoundrel! (Just kidding; I know other quizbowlers have lives, and I have to respect that.) But if anyone's emailing packets, can they forward a copy to ggjohnso at owu (dot) edu? You will have my...
by gabjoh
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Creating a Constitution
Replies: 10
Views: 4488

Creating a Constitution

The way it works here (and at a bunch of other places, I know) is that in order to register as a club, you have to have a constitution. Does anyone have constitutions of their clubs that they'd be willing to share? I remember UC Berkeley had one, but their site seems to be down at the moment. Thanks...
by gabjoh
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Elevator pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: Elevator pitch?

I've actually found the comment right above me to be surprisingly true; heck of a lot more people with academic team experience than I thought there would be here.
by gabjoh
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21387

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Ohio Wesleyan is probably going to bring 1-3 teams to this tournament.
by gabjoh
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Elevator pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Elevator pitch?

I'm trying to get a quizbowl team started here at the small, Central Ohio university I am now a freshman at. However, when I've attempted to promote the idea to others and see if they're interested, I run into an unexpected obstacle: the inability to explain, concisely, what exactly quizbowl is. I s...
by gabjoh
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (April 4; Hackensack NJ)
Replies: 30
Views: 5100

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (April 4; Hackensack NJ)

Something we found on the Monday after: In the Latin room, a team left a buzzer with a green "BUZZ IN!" sticker on it. Not a system, a buzzer. If this is anyone's, we would like to give it back as soon as possible. Thank you.
by gabjoh
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 17131

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

Bergen A perplexed me. Against Hunter A in the playoff round it seemed that the rest of the team was waiting during the tossups to see if Watson was going to buzz or not. Toward the end of the game, Gabe seemed to get involved. All in all, I am not sure if this was just a bad packet for Watson and ...
by gabjoh
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: NYC Area Summer Practices

I would definitely be in favor of this. As long as it's somewhere accessible by subway and/or NJ Transit bus.
by gabjoh
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Open IX (12/20/08) Wilmington, DE
Replies: 59
Views: 6098

Re: Delaware Fall Open IX (12/20/08) Wilmington, DE

I have already been contacted by Coach Blayne of HHH and his administration said no trips will be allowed. And the advantages of our inept administration become clear. We never had any buses, so parents are driving. We initially had one unwilling to, but that situation is probably rectified. We did...
by gabjoh
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008
Replies: 81
Views: 15539

Re: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008

I sent out our spreadsheets to you at, according to my calculations, 11 PM on the Tuesday. Apparently that did not go through. So, I have posted them on Google Docs as public spreadsheets. Here are the links:

Our A team

Our B team

Our C team
by gabjoh
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 17131

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

aarcoh wrote:Wait....who's Jay?
He's a junior in Med, really good at biology, his specialty is science. The thing with him is that he has the Columbia SHP, and is also doing Model UN, so he'll probably only be able to go to one other tournament this year, in the spring.
by gabjoh
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 17131

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

Having now seen a number of the teams in NY/NJ, I think that it is safe to say that Hunter is the team to beat. Today, at LIFT, Guy was just playing at a different level than everyone else. Do not forget that Hunter B finished in 3rd place with Lily finishing third in scoring. Right now, in my opin...
by gabjoh
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008
Replies: 81
Views: 15539

Re: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008

Bergen County Academies never got our packet; we had practice and our team prepared to play, and I called and emailed you (although the email may not have gotten through). Please reply to my email address ( gabjoh [the at symbol] bergen.org ) The only real possible solution is for us to do it next T...
by gabjoh
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE 2.0, (3/7/09), @Bloomfield High School, NJ (mACF)
Replies: 41
Views: 16696

Re: BATE 2.0, (3/7/09), @Bloomfield High School, NJ (mACF)

Bergen is sooooooo interested...

"Bergen" in this case referring to me personally.
by gabjoh
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Replies: 127
Views: 34820

Re: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

aarcoh wrote:
On the minus side, it broke my six month long neg-free streak
Hahahaha....that's so not true Gabe
Well, in actual tournaments. I have no clue as to most of the questions they ask in practice, so I just don't buzz :grin: .
by gabjoh
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Replies: 127
Views: 34820

Re: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Round of 16: State College A over Freedom HHH W A over Caesar Rodney Bergen A over Seton Hall A East Brunswick A over Livingston A Livingston A over Millburn A St. Joseph's A over Bergen C Stuyvesant A over State College B Moravian over Pingry A Quarterfinals: Stuyvesant A over State College A HHH ...
by gabjoh
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008
Replies: 81
Views: 15539

Re: 2008 Pre-Season Goldfish Championship: 10/15/2008

The defending national champions, Bergen County Academies, would like to register three to five teams.
by gabjoh
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Replies: 127
Views: 34820

Re: PHSAT XVI (10/11/08) at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Bergen County Academies will be sending two or three teams. Sorry for the late notice.
by gabjoh
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT VIII (10/18/08)
Replies: 34
Views: 7756

Re: LIFT VIII (10/18/08)

Count Bergen in, probably for at least 3 teams.
by gabjoh
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: NYC Area Summer Practice?

Pro. But again, there is the whole "my parents don't want me going to some internet stranger's house" to factor in.

Even without their permission, I could probably make it to at least couple of weekend daytime ones (NJ Transit 175 + subway = good).
by gabjoh
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 3861

Re: Lists

I don't really like that one, it's at least 10 percent inaccurate, which is a pretty big error, in my opinion.
by gabjoh
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 17131

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

Polls say: Hunter Stuyvesant Bergen Moravian (if you want to count them as in our area, all I remember is they went to some tournament we were in and wiped the floor with everyone) Kellenberg Of course, those are from post-nationals this year. Anyone have any thoughts on who the biggest graduating s...
by gabjoh
Wed May 28, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44091

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

I don't think this region has ever done so well at HSNCT, hopefully this shows that the NY/NJ region is as legit as any other region in the country. Anyway...any predictions for next year? How about predictions for THIS WEEKEND? :razz: :razz: Are any other teams from the area going to PACE nats? We...
by gabjoh
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newbie fall tournament - North NJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Newbie fall tournament - North NJ

I also just realized that this does have an equivalent- NAQT A-sets. Maybe something like those, but house-written?
by gabjoh
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newbie fall tournament - North NJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Newbie fall tournament - North NJ

Would anyone be interested in taking some freshmen (and maybe new sophomores) to a relatively beginner's tournament in North NJ at BCA? (Hackensack, for those who don't know where we are) I'm thinking something along the lines of ACF fall, but for HS. This would be in addition to BOAT (this year ope...
by gabjoh
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Fall Tournament at Penn?
Replies: 28
Views: 5105

Re: Interest in Fall Tournament at Penn?

Yes, Bergen Academies would probably be interested. Probably (hopefully) be sending at least a couple teams of novices.
by gabjoh
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC registration information
Replies: 77
Views: 13406

Re: 2008 PACE NSC registration information

Bergen Academies may be going. We have no official sanction, as far as I know.