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by rpirrie
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19225

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

2/20 as a tentative date for CT INV VII. Going, going...
by rpirrie
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 5180

Re: LIMIT @ Lexington (12/5/2015)

Hi--can you please put E. O. Smith in the interested column, if you have one? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19225

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Hey--
Threw out a tentative date for CT Invitational of 2/20, but I will listen to any and all opinions on the matter. Mucho appreciado.
by rpirrie
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19225

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Hello--
E. O. Smith would VERY tentatively like to reserve 2/20 for CT INV VII. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central MA Fall Tournament III (Oct 31st, 2015)
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament III (Oct 31st, 2015)

Hey--
I'd like to confirm 2 teams, 2 buzzers for E. O. Smith. Maybe a reader too. Thanks very much.
by rpirrie
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out! Hope everyone got home o.k. Lexington A clinched the big dog trophy by beating Darien A, 360 to 265. Stats are up and have been sent to NAQT. See you next year!
by rpirrie
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--
CT INV VI is still a "go", despite the weather. We will be running a slightly shorter/simpler tourney to get everyone on the road before the snow starts. To help with planning, please email me if you ARE coming, or please email me if you ARE NOT coming. Thanks.

rpirrie <at> eosmith <dot> org
by rpirrie
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

OK--info has been emailed. Let me know if you don't receive it. Thanks and see you soon.
by rpirrie
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

In the next half hour or so!
by rpirrie
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--just had one team drop, so if anyone would like to grab their spot it is ripe for the plucking! We'd love to have a last minute entry here--keeps the field at 24!
by rpirrie
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--I will be sending out tournament details (as well as posting them here) tomorrow (2/16). In the meantime, if everyone could confirm their team and players, I'd appreciate it. You don't have to communicate with me if your school details haven't changed, but we are at exactly 24 teams right now...
by rpirrie
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 21713

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Mucho Macho Man wrote:Darien is interested in hosting the Connecticut State Championship and is hoping to do it on April 11. We have asked NAQT, but have not yet heard back from them. I have no idea if any other school is interested in hosting the tournament-are there any?
We cannot host but would definitely attend.
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--field is now at 24, so gotta close it, but I will gladly start a wait list.
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--just applied for PACE platinum, our usual level of certification. Assuming we get it, this would qualify the top 25% of teams at our tourney for the NSC.
Only a few slots left folks!
by rpirrie
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello all! Field is tightening up! We are firm at limiting to 24 teams--makes for a smooth tourney! Register or confirm your registration soon! On another note, we are short on buzzers. If you can beg borrow or steal a set, please bring it. Consider buying one, too... the less expensive sets can be ...
by rpirrie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello all--
Depending on how you look at it, the field has 21 teams at this point. Don't delay, register today!
by rpirrie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 6245

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Just wanted to say you guys did a great job for your first tourney ever. The individual awards thing was a minor problem, which I'm sure won't happen in the future. Apart from that I thought everything went very smoothly, and my team had a lot of fun. Hope you do this again next year--E. O. Smith wi...
by rpirrie
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Hello--
As we would like to keep the tourney at 24 teams, the list is now more than half full. Register soon!
by rpirrie
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Great! Thanks for being able to read. Any buzzers?
by rpirrie
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 55807

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

I hesitate to comment. But I will anyway, not to give pointed criticisms, but to ask TDs to have a look at this tourney and to learn from it. Matt W. is right. It would be a shame if any event set back quiz bowl in New England for any reason. Number one rule: Know what your resources are, well befor...
by rpirrie
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Greetings: E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl and IQConn are pleased to announce Connecticut Invitational VI, which will take place on February 21st, 2015 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. We will be using NAQT IS-144.This is the sixth annual tournament with the purpose of prom...
by rpirrie
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Invitational Tournament (1/10/15)
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Scarsdale Invitational Tournament (1/10/15)

Hello--
Is it still possible to register a team/teams from E. O. Smith in CT? It appears that you have slots left, if your tournament is being set up with a cap of 24 (but I'm not sure about the C teams listed as waiting at the bottom of your entry). Thanks!
by rpirrie
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 55807

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

Please add a third team from E. O. Smith to the list as well. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 21713

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Hello--I did my research, but it's hard to catch everything...is 2/21 a good date for Connecticut Invitational VI? Any comments would be most welcome. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 6245

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

E. O. Smith is interested as well, and can probably field 3 teams with 2 buzzer sets. I will firm up this week. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 35787

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Hello--
E. O. Smith and UConn will be hosting Connecticut Invitational VI on February 21st, in Storrs CT, with an IS set. This is out of your area but a reasonable drive for many teams, esp. from New York. Hope to see some of you out here!
by rpirrie
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 55807

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

Hello--Can you please put E. O. Smith down as the first team on the wait list? We'd be a 2/2/0, but I am willing to make that 2/2/1. If you can get more volunteers to read can you expand the field? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

E. O. Smith is definitely interested--will get back to you tomorrow. We'd be bringing two teams.
by rpirrie
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 21713

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Hello all--
CT INV VI will be on 2/21/15.
by rpirrie
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

In the end, the following teams qualified for NAQT nationals...
Acton Boxboro A
Darien B
Lexington
AMSA A

...and the following teams qualified for PACE:

Acton Boxboro A
Darien B
Lexington
AMSA A
Gotham
Darien A

Thanks again to all! Hope you had a good time! See you next year!
by rpirrie
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Indeed, Acton-Boxborough took the big dog, Darien B took the little dog. Stats ASAP--check back in 24 hours. Thanks to everyone who came out for a great tournament, and thanks especially to the coaches who volunteered to read so we could free up players to keep the brackets even!
by rpirrie
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Yes, please be aware--the email recently sent out contains all the info needed to get you here ready to play. Due to problems in securing rooms at UConn, the tourney is being held at E. O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs CT (I apologize for any confusion this may have caused). Please let...
by rpirrie
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Sure thing! Done. I'll keep you informed on the forum of any changes in the field.
by rpirrie
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hey folks--
Looks like the field is full at 24 (and the buzzer crisis has been solved). If anyone else would like to sign up, I can create a waitlist. More news will be posted here and sent out to participants this weekend. Cheers!
by rpirrie
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

2 weeks to go, 2 spots to go! Drop me a line!
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Thanks!
by rpirrie
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello everyone--20 teams signed up, 4 slots to go. I might be able to expand but I can't guarantee--we are using UConn rooms, which we have to book in advance. Sign up soon! By the way, things aren't looking good on buzzers--we have 9 sets for 12 matches. Invest in some inexpensive buzzers and you'l...
by rpirrie
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Connecticut State Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: 2014 Connecticut State Championship

Hello--Any updates? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Great! Drop me a line at rpirrie<at>eosmith<dot>org and I'll send you a registration form. You will go in the list as 2/?/?, but I will change that if you send me info on buzzers and moderators. Thanks and welcome aboard.
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello everyone-- CT INV V has just been given PACE Platinum status, which means that the top 25% of teams in the tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for the PACE national high school quizbowl championship, May 24-25th at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C. (y...
by rpirrie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXIII at Yale (1 February 2014, New Haven, CT)
Replies: 19
Views: 7988

Re: BHSAT XXIII at Yale (1 February 2014, New Haven, CT)

Hello--
E. O. Smith would like to bring two teams and two sets of buzzers. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Sounds good. You are now added to the list. I will get back to you about buying the questions. Please send me an email as soon as you can, (rpirrie<at>eosmith<dot>org), so I can send you a registration form. Look forward to seeing you!
by rpirrie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is a CT state championship viable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: Is a CT state championship viable?

I did provide them with an email list, and so they sent out an all-call a few days ago. I do not know about snail mail, but I will bring it up with them. In the meantime, anyone with a platform from which to promote, please promote this tourney.
by rpirrie
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is a CT state championship viable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: Is a CT state championship viable?

The answer is Yes! Please have a look at the following link, and if you are from Connecticut, please try to attend.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=15267
by rpirrie
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 10608

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/1

You folks did a GREAT JOB for your first ever. You faced a lot of obstacles and dealt with them very well. We had a great time, and I wish you success in future tournaments. Thanks again!
by rpirrie
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

I will make sure it is. I do appreciate the reminder.
by rpirrie
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello-- The field has finally been posted! Please have a look, and send me any corrections. If you are from CT, please have a look at the CT state championship as well... http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15267 It's the first ever state championship, and we CT folks definitely wan...
by rpirrie
Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14230

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello folks-- I will be posting the current field soon, but there has been confusion over the date. I have sent out a registration form to all interested parties and will assemble the list when the registrations start coming in. Drop me a line at rpirrie<at>eosmith<dot>org and I will send you a form...
by rpirrie
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 10608

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

Hello--
Late inquiry but would you like a team from CT? I am mainly wondering how long the wait list is and if we'd have a chance of making the field. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Maine
Replies: 12
Views: 3820

Re: Quiz Bowl in Maine

Now we gotta get RI on board...