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by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT and its Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: HSNCT and its Problems

Good deal.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT and its Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: HSNCT and its Problems

Are the bonuses in the OP clear?
by AKKOLADE
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online

Due to concerns with COPPA, no one under the age of 13 will be allowed to compete in this year's NASAT.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Free IQBT Study Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Free IQBT Study Guides

We've just added a new study guide covering non-computation math written by David Reinstein.

We are now distributing our study guides via our email list. You can sign up at our site here. Please let me know if you have any issues accessing the guides.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online

A brief note on the entry fee: I am aware that, comparatively, this is more costly than HSNCT and NSC this year. NSC frequently draws ~96 teams, and NAQT hit 352 teams in 2018. Comparatively, NASAT topped out at 29 teams in 2018. This is a reality of running an All-Star tournament - this kind of tou...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online

This post is reserved for tracking the field.

If 14 teams do not register and pay for this event by May 31, 2021, it will be canceled and rescheduled for 2022.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online
Replies: 3
Views: 831

2021 IQBT NASAT - June 19-20, Online

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce the 2021 National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT). This will be the eleventh NASAT. NASAT will be hosted on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. It will be held online. The tournament will convene at 9:00 AM Eastern on Saturday...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 1/23-24

There will be one more Rookie Challenge, hosted over January 23 and 24. The fee will be a flat fee of $65 per team. You can register at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events#events_page-community_opens We're going to postpone this at this time. This has been rescheduled for this weekend, the 6th and ...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 1/23-24

There will be one more Rookie Challenge, hosted over January 23 and 24. The fee will be a flat fee of $65 per team. You can register at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events#events_page-community_opens We're going to postpone this at this time. This has been rescheduled for this weekend, the 6th and ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: 2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20

NASAT has announced our new date of June 19 and 20
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NASAT and ONCT are scheduled for the same weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: NASAT and ONCT are scheduled for the same weekend

AQBL and IQBT are going to talk this over and figure it out soon.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: 2021 NASAT will be online - preliminary announcement

NASAT will be held on June 19 and 20.

This post was updated on January 28 to reflect the new dates.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 1/23-24

AKKOLADE wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm There will be one more Rookie Challenge, hosted over January 23 and 24. The fee will be a flat fee of $65 per team. You can register at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events#eve ... nity_opens
We're going to postpone this at this time.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 1/23-24

There will be one more Rookie Challenge, hosted over January 23 and 24. The fee will be a flat fee of $65 per team. You can register at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events#eve ... nity_opens
by AKKOLADE
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set

U Thant football?
by AKKOLADE
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 42
Views: 4729

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I haven't given much thought to the QBWiki in several years, but I did want to check in to say that I think keeping individual player pages is valuable to preserving the history of quiz bowl. There's probably a lot that could be done to clean these up, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the page...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 11/14-15, 12/12

Don't forget that the December Rookie Challenge is this December 12. You can register at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events#events_page-community_opens Due to server load issues, if you are competing this weekend and need to take part on Sunday, you need to email Qblitz at [email protected].org to get pe...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Bowl is back
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: College Bowl is back

rashes also return sometimes
by AKKOLADE
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: 2021 NASAT will be online - preliminary announcement

We aren't ruling out in person mirrors at this time, since those take far less investment in terms of set up.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 11/14-15, 12/12-13

Our next event is coming up on the weekend of November 14 and 15. The deadline for registration is November 12.

We are also extending our events to run over two days. If Saturdays are bad days for you, you can now participate on Sundays.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

A belated congratulations to the champion of our October Rookie Challenge, duPont Manual High School A of Louisville, Kentucky! They had a perfect undefeated record of 15-0 in their matches and came out on top of the field of 16 teams. Second went to Champlain Valley Union High School of Hinesburg, ...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4302

Re: Packet Submission discussion

rdc20 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:32 amgo crazy
maybe not that crazy
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

Guys, I appreciate and respect you. Truly. I'm not trying to be contrarian or defiant. And I take your comments under advisement. ... That being said, you haven't exactly pulled any punches telling me how you feel. So, I won't hesitate to do the same (with all due respect - and I mean that). I feel...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

Other people making bad decisions doesn't force you to make a bad decision. You should host the event online. Indoor events are more likely to spread COVID. Quiz bowl involves a lot of talking, which promotes airdrop formation, which is how COVID spreads. Chances are your moderators won't be wearing...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

The registration deadline for the October 17 Rookie Challenge is tomorrow, October 15. Once it hits the 16th in the eastern time zone, registration is closed.

You can register for our event at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

The registration deadline for the October 17 Rookie Challenge is tomorrow, October 15. Once it hits the 16th in the eastern time zone, registration is closed.

You can register for our event at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

So do you want to spread COVID or...?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

2021 NASAT will be online, June 19-20

I'll be posting a full announcement in the next couple of weeks, but NASAT is going to be held online in 2021, over either Discord or Zoom.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

I just wanted to remind everyone that registration is still open for our October event. We'd love to have everyone compete! If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me at [email protected].
by AKKOLADE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

I've had a couple of questions about this tournament. There are no eligibility restrictions on teams. Anyone high school (or middle school) player is welcome to register. Players will be able to play the questions in a pretty wide time period on the appropriate day of the event. All the players from...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)

Thanks!

This tournament has been canceled as a standalone event. It has been folded into the Rookie Challenges we're running with Qblitz. A West Virginia champion will be recognized if there are sufficient teams registered.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

We had internal discussions a week or two ago and removed the Ibsen question, since we decided it was too difficult as a tossup at this level. I forgot to update that file, but I've done so now.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 799

IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, LLC (IQBT), in partnership with Qblitz, the premier online quiz bowl platform, invite your school to compete in this fall’s Rookie Challenges. These are a series of online quiz bowl competitions for high school students. Students will be able to compete from home...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 2/6-2/7

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, LLC (IQBT), in partnership with Qblitz, the premier online quiz bowl platform, invite your school to compete in this fall’s Rookie Challenges. These are a series of online quiz bowl competitions for high school students. Students will be able to compete from home...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We aren't accepting more mirrors at this time.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Rhododendron Bowl (Oct 10, WV HS Tournament, IQBT Rookie Set)

This post is reserved for a field. There is an initial field cap of 16 teams.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce will be hosting an online tournament for West Virginia teams on October 10, 2020. We will be using the IQBT Rookie Set. This question set is intended to be a solid introduction to quiz bowl for new players or teams. The entry fee is $...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We've added four new mirrors, raising our count to five.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We've published 5 sample tossups and 5 sample bonuses here.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

I had a similar question regarding my status as a pharmacist while I was also the president of PACE a couple of years ago. I approached a lawyer who specializes in pharmacy law & asked him what would be my duty as a pharmacist if I were to receive a report as PACE's president. He informed me tha...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

One argument off the top of my head is that at an event like PACE, where the field is so deep, the penalty for missing a question early is that your opponent will almost assuredly pick it up by the end and get the advantage on the bonus. I suppose another argument coming off of that is that at a tou...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

At this time, we are not allowing mirrors of this site at in-person tournaments in the United States. The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States will be monitored; once it is better controlled, we will open this set up to in-person tournaments.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

This is a great policy and I applaud NAQT for implementing it.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old Articles About Quiz Bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Old Articles About Quiz Bowl

I got a Newspapers.com account and am just looking at what I can find. The earliest reference I can find to "quiz bowl" is from the March 1, 1938 issue of the Napa Journal of Napa, California. In the radio listings, it indicates that a show called "Quiz Bowl" would air on KLS at ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We have surpassed writing 45% of this set.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Free IQBT Study Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Free IQBT Study Guides

IQBT is pleased to launch a new program of enlisting top players and writers to put together study guides for players new to studying for certain categories at the high school level. You can access our study guides by signing up for our mailing list, which you can do on our site here . The first stu...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The distribution has been changed slightly, changing the 1/1 British history to 1/1 British & Other history, which includes the rest of the Commonwealth, ancient history, historiography, and so forth.