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by narwhal
Wed May 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6023

Re: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010

Ondes Martenot wrote:Word on the street is that Bergen is attending
Word on the street would be correct. We're in with 1.
by narwhal
Sat May 01, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Registration has concluded, and the tournament is still running, in a way. Details have been explained to all registered parties.
by narwhal
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Due to the inability of the interested schools to field teams, this tournament is once again circling the drain. If a true field doesn't really materialize by this Friday, April 30, then we're probably going to have to call off the tournament. (If this does end up happening, but the already-register...
by narwhal
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Mr. Powers: Yeah, another team certainly wouldn't be a problem.

Also, if anyone needs an invoice, either tell me with your registration, or (if you've already registered) send me another email requesting one.
by narwhal
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Registered (Teams, Buzzers, Moderators) St. Joe's (1,2,1) Kellenberg (2,3,1) Hunter (2,2,1) Total: (5,7,3) Interested (Teams, Buzzers, Moderators): We're currently looking at a field of 5 teams, and a decent amount of interest, so I'll continue to organize this tournament. Please continue to submit ...
by narwhal
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

A quick update: Registered (Teams, Buzzers, Moderators) St. Joe's (1-2,2,1) Kellenberg (2,3,1) Total : (3-4,5,2) Interested (Teams, Buzzers, Moderators): Livingston (?,?,?) East Brunswick (2,?,?) Hunter (1,?,?) State College (?,?,?) HHHW (?,?,?) If I assumed that each interested school will be sendi...
by narwhal
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

OK, some breaking news, of sorts...we need some semblance of a field by Sunday, April 18 if we're going to have any hope of running this. There are many things that still have to be taken care of for this tourney, and there's really no point going forward with it if we don't have a serious field. I ...
by narwhal
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Mr. Chrzanowski - Ian's right. Here are the details that Jasper from Solon posted on format and distribution: Questions: The Solon Academic Challenge Team will be writing the questions, with hopefully around 10-12 rounds. There will be powers, no negs, and bouncebacks on bonuses, which means we are ...
by narwhal
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5194

Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

The Bergen County Academies quizbowl team is pleased to announce its second annual Bergen Open Academic Tournament, scheduled for May 8th, 2010 , which will use questions written by Solon for their Spring Tournament that they are unable to run. As such, BOAT II will be a PACE NSC-style event , which...
by narwhal
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon writes a Spring Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Re: Solon hosts a Spring Tournament (4/10/10)

We'd like to host a mirror on May 8th, and we're tentatively capping the field at 24 teams.

If you'd like, I can send you a more formal mirror request via email.
by narwhal
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2009-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 7502

Re: NY/NJ 2009-2010

Since this thread doesn't really have much activity (as you alluded to), it might also be prudent to send out emails to the different coaches in our area, seeing if they can compile a list of interested students. I know we have a couple who are interested in trying out, and we can probably have a de...
by narwhal
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon writes a Spring Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Re: Solon hosts a Spring Tournament (4/10/10)

Bergen might be interested in mirroring this sometime in April. I'll probably have a definite answer for you by the end of this week.

Any idea on question set pricing?
by narwhal
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2009-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 7502

Re: NY/NJ 2009-2010

With the NJ state championships coming up in a few weeks, I was thinking we might consider seeing if anyone from the state is interested in the HSAPQ All-Star tournament at Vanderbilt on June 12-13. States might be a good time to decide who would be on such a team, if we can get a couple of coaches...
by narwhal
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)
Replies: 54
Views: 8042

Re: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)

Bergen's interested. April seems to be a slow month for the region, so the timing is good.

I'll send a formal email after I get a chance to speak to the team, but we'll probably end up registering 2-3 teams with 2-3 buzzers.
by narwhal
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science! (Not SCIENCE!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Science! (Not SCIENCE!)

I've always found that quizbowl science success seems to begin in classes themselves. If you're exposed to concepts in the class, and you understand them, you'll have a solid science base. When I say solid science base, I mean that you'll probably start to pick up tossups towards the end, or as the ...
by narwhal
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players
Replies: 32
Views: 6036

Re: What to do with apathetic/unmotivated players

Even though I've only been with quizbowl for the past year and a half, I've found that's long enough to see the preponderance of apathy that, I fear, might sink Bergen in 2-3 years. As I've understood, we've had solid teams for as far back as any current players can remember, perhaps even further ba...
by narwhal
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

In retrospect, I realize that December 5th was a bad day to hold a tournament - when we had initially rescheduled from the original Halloween date, we hadn't checked to see if the new date was an SAT/SATII day, which it was. We had a couple of tournament staffers come late for this very reason. Also...
by narwhal
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Open (12/12/09) Wilmington, DE
Replies: 57
Views: 8210

Re: Delaware Fall Open (12/12/09) Wilmington, DE

Bad Boy Bill wrote: Could I get someone from Bergen to let me know if all of those teams are varsity or not?
Sorry to only get back to you on this so late - we were thinking 3V, 2JV. If this screws anything up, we're open to changing it.
by narwhal
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 127716

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Bergen's interested. Most likely, we'd bring 2 teams, a buzzer set, and (potentially) two moderators.

I will speak to the team and send you a registration email ASAP.
by narwhal
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

It ended up being 22 and 2 house teams, mainly due to the fact that the Stuyvesant cancellation post on this thread (which is a terrible way to inform anyone...the night before, no less) which was not moderator-approved until around 10AM the morning of the tournament. We started about an hour late, ...
by narwhal
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

OK, so some final information that needs to be put forth before the tournament. Registration will start at 7:45, but please do not show up before 7:30. We have an agreement with our custodians - they will only be able to let us into the building around 7:30. If you come before 7:30, you will be stuc...
by narwhal
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Yeah, we're going to probably end up doing that if we run into problems in the round robin (e.g. circle of death).
by narwhal
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Field Update: St. Joe's: 3 Kellenberg: 2 Bloomfield: 2 Westfield: 2 Livingston: 3 Stuyvesant: 2 Hunter: 2 MAST: 1 High Point: 2 HHHW: 2 Ranney School: 1 Total: 22 (MAX 24) Mr. Powers, I've decided to give you your third team, since I don't anticipate anyone else signing up at this late stage. We cur...
by narwhal
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

After some consideration, we've decided to start the tournament at 8:30 in the morning. I hope this is OK with everyone. Again, we're trying to guarantee 10 games per team, and we want to let everyone leave at a reasonable time, so that necessitates the early start. Registration and breakfast will b...
by narwhal
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

A note - Half Hollow Hills West had emailed Mr. Baker on November 10th, before I had closed registration, so their teams will be added to the two open spots now present in the field. Another thing - our buzzer count is currently at 13 for a field of 24 (we have 1, Kellenberg - 4, St. Joe's - 2, Stuy...
by narwhal
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Field Update: St. Joe's: 2 (with a third if there are no other takers) Kellenberg: 2-3 Bloomfield: 2 Westfield: 2 Livingston: 3 Stuyvesant: 2 Hunter: 2 MAST: 1 High Point: 2 HHHE: 1-3 (Potentially) Total: 19-22 (MAX 24) Waiting List (2 possible spots): East Brunswick: ? Hunter has confirmed 2 teams...
by narwhal
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

As of now, the number of teams that we have accounted for range from 19-24. Since we cannot comfortably accommodate more than 24 teams (and since our administration has so far only approved the 24-team cap), we will close registration for the time being. However, since many schools registered a vari...
by narwhal
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Field Update: St. Joe's: 2-3 Kellenberg: 2-3 Bloomfield: 2 Westfield: 2 Livingston: 3 Stuyvesant: 2 Hunter: 2-3 MAST: 1 High Point: 2 HHHE: 1-3 (Potentially) East Brunswick: (interested) Total: 19-24 If anyone else needs invoices (for school/payment purposes - you're perfectly free to pay at the tou...
by narwhal
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Right now, Mr. Powers, I'm just waiting on an official reply from Hunter. I emailed Lily, who said that she would not be able to make it, but Hunter might be interested in sending teams to this tournament. I also realized that I never specified a start time in the announcement - we're going to shoot...
by narwhal
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

If you'd like, we can send you an invoice for the payment. Just send an email to amudan (dot) srinivasan (at) gmail (dot) com telling me how many teams, working buzzer systems, and experienced moderators you will be bringing, and I'll get you an invoice shortly. For now, I'll put you down as registe...
by narwhal
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Field Update:
St. Joe's: 2-3
Kellenberg: 2-3
Livingston: 3-4
Bloomfield: 2
by narwhal
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) 10/31/09

Due to the suggestions, and the relative impossibility of getting a solid field before Wednesday, we're going to move the tournament to December, to be held on the 5th (tentative, for now). Also, we'll lower the fees - now, the first team will be $70, and subsequent teams will be $55. $10 discounts ...
by narwhal
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Re: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) 10/31/09

Bump to reflect new important information: The deadline for registering will be October 14th, 2009. We need the requisite 18 teams to go forward with this tournament, and if we can't find them, then we will not be able to run it. To register, again - Email: amudan (dot) srinivasan (at)gmail (dot) co...
by narwhal
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09
Replies: 61
Views: 8581

Dunbar Mirror at Bergen (Hackensack, NJ) UPDATE: NOW 12/5/09

Bergen County Academies will host a mirror of the Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament at the Hackensack, NJ campus on December 5th, 2009. ( updated ) Questions will be 20/20, 7-line pyramidal tossups with three-part bonuses. There will be negs, but no powers or bouncebacks. Updated : We're setting a cap...