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by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: FAcT XV @ Yale (10/12/2019 - New Haven, CT)
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: FAcT XV @ Yale (10/12/2019 - New Haven, CT)

Big round of applause to Acton-Boxborough, the winners of FAcT XV! Stats for the tournament can be found here . I want to recognize David Rubin for his immense help with stats, as well as our wonderful Yale staffers (Andrew Qin, Louie Lu, James Wedgwood, Hasna Karim, Daniel Sheinberg, Nathaniel Mil...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

the return of AHAN wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Bonus #1 in round 5 needs to be fixed. Read it and you'll see why.
Thanks. Sincerest apologies about that. I'll be setting up a discussion forum in the next few days.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

I'd be very interested in knowing if a quiz bowl team is being started up at Hofstra (great, very exciting!) or if Ben Zhang is just planning on soloing this tournament (please don't do this).
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

FYI, the University of Illinois ABT has announced their Earlybird tournament for September 28th*, which pushes your first mirror up by two weeks. * - October 12th would conflict with the coaches association's statewide novice tournament. This has been corrected. In that event, I'm open to running o...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6739

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

rahulkeyal wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:41 am
Registration for 2019 ACF Fall has opened! We are still working to finalize sites in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern California, and the United Kingdom.
What about New England?

EDIT: Never mind, it's on the form.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

If we don't get more signups, I'm inclined to cap the field at four teams and allow a five-person team or two. Please recruit your friends! EDIT: alternatively, we can break up a team (probably Columbia) to fill the field out Probably best to start with a free agent team and confirm that those peop...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

Workshops (at the regional level – the vulnerable teams are generally not the ones at nationals) would be helpful I was thinking that workshops should be focused at HS Nationals since that's where you see the biggest overlap between the college and HS game in terms of personnel and where you can ge...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

I’ve recently been thinking about starting a thread about supporting quiz bowl at smaller colleges, based on my experiences at Bowdoin thus far, but it probably applies better here and I’ve tried to reply/add to Chris’s points as much as possible. (Issue #1): The best thing that happened to me when ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there an...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

Note: This is unrelated to my comments related to packet submission and pricing in the 2019 ACF Fall thread. I got a nice suggestion from someone today to "play EFT, but not Fall," to which I replied something along the lines of "that's exactly what I've been planning on doing." I'm making this post...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2313

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

So I actually run a team that has some concrete, rather than hypothetical, issues with the requirements and price structure of Fall With regards to the packet submission, I get why it exists, how it's incredibly helpful to the editors in the production process, and how it can help spur newer players...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

Nicholas, I know a lot of people have left some pretty harsh feedback in this thread, but wherever you end up going with this set, have you considered asking if any other housewrite sets would like to have you on as a writer? Given how motivated you seem to be in writing a set, and how many housewr...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

If any tournament is seriously considering mirroring this set for $2 a team, I recommend they try to find another housewrite and raise entry fees $10 instead. Kevin made some great points about why the setup of one person writing/editing everything just might be a bad idea, and teams are much better...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6860

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

What time is this starting on Saturday?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

If anyone in the DC or Virginia area is looking to mirror a regular-difficulty housewrite in the fall or spring, RAFT ( http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=22863 ) is available October 1, potentially sooner, and our team is actively seeking out sites across the country. Contact me if ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

Mirrors: Illinois: Earlybird at UIUC (IL) - September 28 Eastern Missouri: East Central College (Union, MO) - November 2 Minnesota: Mounds View (MN) - November 2 Virginia: Maggie Walker (VA) - December 14 Metro NYC: Millburn (NJ) - February 8 Ohio: Sidney High School - March 7 Georgia: Commerce Hig...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

This is a mirror announcement for the Regular Academic Fall Tournament (RAFT), a high school regular-difficulty set available by October 1, 2019 . Questions will be written by experienced high school and collegiate players from a variety of programs. I, Michael Borecki, will be head editing this set...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META online
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: META online

Based on the poll, it seems like most people would like to play this on July 13th. I’ve set up a spreadsheet where you can create your teams. The mirror fee will be $10 per player, and I’ll likely cap the field at 8 teams (unless there is more interest). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g6yc...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7862

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

As a player, I'm personally agnostic between NASAT and Oxford Open, but would be strongly opposed to CamO - one, because I want to play it in LA, and two, because I don't want to play a truncated version of the set (as Raynor indicated would happen if we played that tournament). I think using Oxfor...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 10086

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Hey so it should be 1) Clear that this event is not at all affiliated with NHBB 2) Understood that you should never run a tournament on questions written by another organization without their permission, and especially do not charge an entry fee for those tournaments . 3) Understood that you can nev...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 10911

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Do you expect there to be a mirror site further northeast than Columbia?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 3126

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

You could always consider hosting your own tournament. The fact is, though, that traveling an hour to go to a tournament should not be a big deal, especially considering you'll be spending like 8 hours at that tournament anyway. To pitch another tournament, Darien High School is 45 minutes from you ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 7022

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

There may be an issue in terms of having enough teams who qualify, but it seems to me that the undergraduate classification would be more meaningful if it were restricted to institutions whose student body is overwhelmingly or entirely made up of undergraduates. It seems like this would have the ef...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6727

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Justin, do you think 2018 ACF Regionals required advanced stats to help the editors with fixing questions? To go off that obviously rhetorical question, people like looking at advanced stats to see how players and teams from across the country compare. Having mirrors without advanced stats fucks wit...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Hey, so I also started out as a geography specialist and expanded from there (though I was a generalist once I reached high school). I'd strongly encourage you to study history (what grade is your teammate in? If he's a senior then you'll need to replace those points next year), and as people have a...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 21272

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

Hello, everyone! After checking on the three disputed entries, Allderdice and Boston Latin high schools are outside of the region that I stated at the top of the poll, and I specifically said to avoid schools outside this geographic region. As such, the affected schools will be removed. Changes to ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 12245

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB New England Championships is at ConVal on March 9.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a list of the current field?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 12245

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30). We'll be ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 12245

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

troyharris wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Hi Michael,
I noticed on the History Bowl site that Maine was a potential site. Is that still a possibility?
I'll be doing some work on that in the next couple months (trying to get a spring event). It's a possibility, but don't count on it (RI is much more likely to happen, though).
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 12245

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30).
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43385

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

I did not make the final decision for the date of ACF Nationals, but April 27-28 is the date of NHBB Nationals. NHBB Nationals monopolizes a lot of staff. I supposed I'd be interested in seeing exactly how much overlap there is between the two staffer bases; I'd heard talk that it wasn't as big as ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 7012

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

Assuming Karsten Rynearson stays enrolled at Greens Farms for high school, they should be able to legitimately challenge Darien for the title of top team in Connecticut, while Wilton will obviously continue to be a strong team (though I'm uncertain about how solid they will be in literature, science...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 10627

Re: HS Player Poll Results

The geography problem is that people don't always know which stats to look at. I don't expect everybody to dig up stats from a random school across the country that has a terrific player but didn't attend every tournament and consistently puts up mediocre showings at national tournaments. Again, th...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7264

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Pablo Picasso 2 wrote:We are discussing the possibility of hosting a NASAT mirror - if are interested in helping out, or playing, please post or PM us.
If this is not in July or the first week of August I will almost certainly play.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 10627

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Is there a list of people who voted?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 17307

Re: High School Player Poll

To throw in a couple cents late in the game: Hunter, Plano West, TJ, and Wayzata should have close to half the spots in your top 20. Playing with other great players tanks your ppg, and to get to the finals of a national championship you need to either have an absolutely legendary player (like Clark...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 7048

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I would sign up to play this.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 7838

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Meet on the tenth floor at 7:10
Can we push this back? Some people are involved in tiebreakers.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 19306

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Are there many people who wouldn't be able to attend the weekend of Aug 4-5? I would love to attend, but that weekend doesn't work for me. Unfortunately, I could only attend if the tournament is July 7 or earlier, or August 18 or later. I'm not going to get my hopes up for a drastic date change, bu...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 9935

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
An Economic Ignoramus wrote:The WQC sitting is rescheduled to 9 on Saturday. A signup sheet is forthcoming.

Edit: here one is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
Sorry, I missed this, what's WQC?
World Quizzing Championships.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Re: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest CANCELLE

Due to conflicts with FILM and not enough content having been written, we will not be running this playtest.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 7838

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Finally, we need buzzers! I am to understand that team buzzers are locked away for PACE, but any extra buzzers would be greatly appreciated.
I have a set of buzzers that I can (hopefully) remember to bring.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62287

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

If Matt Bruce is not removed by NAQT or NAQT fails to explain their oversight with regards to the very obvious nature of his blog posts, I will do my best to make sure that CTQBA-supported events and any sort of tournament Bowdoin hosts do not use NAQT sets, and I will not in good conscience be able...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018

This is a brief announcement that there will be a side event/playtest of the Max and Friends packet on Friday night at NSC. The set will not be complete, but we anticipate having 5 packets whose distribution includes 1/1 of the following: Golden Age of Animation Cartoons tropical fruit in history an...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 9935

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

I will be organizing a Friday Night (after David Riley) playtest of Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Packet(s), a guerrilla set written by moderators of ILQBM. We will likely have about 40/40 or 50/50 of total content ready for play.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 15199

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actua...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 15199

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I love this game to death and can't stand by while these incredible people feel hurt by the inaction of the quiz bowl community. As someone in the groupchat referenced above, and an employee of an organization that allowed one of these individuals to staff their national championship, I am a complic...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 10746

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'm also looking into running a Boston event, with a main event on Saturday (I'm thinking NASAT right now) + smaller events dotted throughout Saturday & Sunday. I'm not sure of the state of the MSU event, but would anyone/site be very against this happening? For reasons of redundancy, too far from ...