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by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC [DELAYED INDEFINITELY] (OPEN)
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC [DELAYED INDEFINITELY] (OPEN)

Hi everyone, unfortunately our room reservation for 3/28 was cancelled as in-person Barnard classes have been cancelled through 3/29 (and potentially onwards). That being said, we are hoping to reschedule if the situation allows and will update as soon as the situation becomes more clear.
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO

Thank you to all teams who came to Columbia Spring yesterday! Congratulations to East Brunswick A, who won a single-game final over High Tech to win the Nationals division. Bronx Science A won Standard, with Stuyvesant taking second. Stats have been updated here . In addition, a huge thank you to ev...
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO

Space is still available in the Nationals division on Saturday!
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALLISTO

I'm happy to announce that both divisions of Columbia Spring will now be using CALISTO!
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC [DELAYED INDEFINITELY] (OPEN)
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC [DELAYED INDEFINITELY] (OPEN)

**UPDATE: As classes at Barnard are cancelled through 3/29 (and possibly onwards), we unfortunately will not be able to host Ontario Hybrid on 3/28. That being said, we are hoping to reschedule if the situation allows and will update as soon as the situation becomes more clear.** I'm pleased to anno...
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Is there a reason that this tournament is using a nationals-level set for both divisions, including a division specifically intended for teams that are likely not nationals-caliber? Unfortunately, a lack of other available sets in this area. I recognize this really isn't ideal (and I'd prefer not t...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Addendum: if you would like to staff the tournament, be sure to fill out this form. We appreciate all the help we can get, and we provide lunch (pizza) and also dinner (in JJs, for those interested).
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Registration is now open for the 2020 Columbia Spring Tournament! The form can be found here.
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Current Field (updated 3/4): Nationals Hunter A EB A Teterboro Dalton Hunter B EB B Tenafly A Darien A West Egg A Acton-Boxborough Robert Harp Biotech A High Tech A Ithaca A Ithaca B Tenafly B Total: 16/18 Standard Hunter C EB C ML B Bronx Science A Bronx Science B North Babylon A North Babylon B Ki...
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce the Columbia Spring Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, March 7th, in Barnard College. This tournament is part of the fourth annual Columbia Cup series of tournaments hosted at Columbia University. More information about the Colum...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

They indeed have- sorry about that! They should be updated now.
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

Thank you to all teams who attended Columbia Fall today.Congratulations to Hunter A for clearing the field in the Nationals division to win the tournament, and to Milburn A for defeating East Brunswick B to place 2nd. Congratulations as well to Biotech A for placing 1st in the Standard division and ...
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

The Nationals Division of the tournament has filled, and a waitlist has opened up.
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

The field for Columbia Fall has opened to all teams. There are only 4 slots open in the Nationals division, and the Standard division is halfway filled- register soon to secure your spot!
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

Registration has opened for the Columbia Fall Tournament! A link to the registration form can be found here .

In addition, if you would like to staff the tournament, please fill in the form here .
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

Please note that we will no longer be using NAQT's registration system for the tournament. The form to registration will be posted both in the main announcement and in this post once registration opens on 9/23.
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

Field Nationals Hunter A East Brunswick A Mountain Lakes A Teterboro Dalton Robert Harp A Milburn A Bronx Science A Roslyn Penn Manor "A Doll's Team" Stuyvesant Hunter B East Brunswick B Tenafly A Darien A Darien B Ithaca A Total: 18/18 Waitlist: 1. Milburn B/C 2. Greenwich A 3. Tenafly C Standard ...
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Columbia Fall Tournament (11/16/19)- SSNCT 2019

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce the Columbia Fall Tournament, which will be held on November 16th, 2019 , on the campus of Barnard College . Along with our Spring tournament on March 7th, 2020, this tournament is part of the fifth annual Columbia Cup series of tournamen...
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 10819

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

double post sorry; please delete
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 10819

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Couch's Kingbird wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am
Columbia University Quiz Bowl would like to claim 11/16 for the Columbia Winter tournament. (Columbia Spring will happen this year; date TBD)
UPDATE: we'd also like to claim 3/7 for Columbia Spring!
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 10819

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Columbia University Quiz Bowl would like to claim 11/16 for the Columbia Fall tournament. Columbia Spring will be on March 7th.

UPDATE: Announcement for Fall here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic ... 57#p361957

(Edit for clarity and link)
by Couch's Kingbird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10126

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

My original vote was for OxO and I guess I will keep it that way, though I'm personally agnostic between OxO and NASAT. If anyone else is in a similar situation (being agnostic between OxO (or even CamO) and NASAT), I'd highly encourage you to vote for OxO as Michael said above- you'd be helping th...
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10126

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

However, I can now confirm that the main event will almost definitely be NASAT, and META, Unanswered Question, and GOLBEZ will probably be at least some of the side events. Hopefully that helps with anyone who wants to make travel plans. I'd like to strongly advocate against using NASAT for this to...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 19561

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I was negged on the Mango Street tossup after buzzing in on the first line and saying "Chicago"- I knew it was referring to The House on Mango Street but wasn't 100% certain what it was asking for (and questions on Chicago that drop Mango Street are a thing). Some form of clarification (or at least ...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10402

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I personally had fun playing the set. More specifically: I enjoyed the lit, although I thought the bonus difficulty varied a lot (some of the hard parts felt very/too hard for ACF Fall difficulty, while some of the other bonuses felt relatively easy). There were also a few (only one or two) question...
by Couch's Kingbird
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 8132

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

However, the point of a novice tournament is to keep people in quizbowl, not to encourage them to quit forever. Trivia honestly did that. I cannot help but feel terrible for members of my team who were completely overwhelmed and confused by the chaos it caused, and I also observed several other tea...
by Couch's Kingbird
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Keeping Motivation
Replies: 5
Views: 5919

Re: Keeping Motivation

but at the MS level, it isn't very hard to power most music questions, and I have a solid base on history. If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to start reading harder questions (high school novice or regular at least). You'll encounter new stuff you don't know, and it should be more stimulati...
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 34001

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

Agreed that Hunter and High Tech were strong (worth noting that High Tech was missing Michael Li for prelims/a couple of playoff games, so that affected stats) but definitely don't underrate Ithaca and West Egg. Ithaca was solid during the whole tournament- I didn't see them play, but stats wise the...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 36473

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

From my notes: GK Chesterton was, in my opinion, a pretty hard answerline for prelims (I played morning).
Can I see the If on a Winter's Night a Traveler question? I remember something easy/obvious getting dropped in power. Also beach, France, Keats, du Maurier, Ishiguro.
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 22827

Re: High School Player Poll

Some other players people should absolutely consider (from the Northeast, since I've had the chance to play them over this season): Vishwa Shanmugam from Downingtown STEM is scarily good at both science and literature, and has very deep knowledge in both of those areas. He's also more than capable o...
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed May 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 71225

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

There haven't been too many underage girls participating in this thread, so I'll chime in. The existence of Matt Bruce does in fact make me feel incredibly unsafe. I'm just one person, but if NAQT continues to implicitly support him by retaining him as a member, I can't imagine attending NAQT event...
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue May 01, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 14776

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

In an unexpected turn of events I'll be attending Barnard College next year and will be playing quiz bowl- not sure how cross enrollment and such with the Columbia club works (if any Barnard/Columbia players happen to read this- please PM me!), but I have no problem with starting a club regardless.
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 8103

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Some people in the Massachusetts discussion thread are talking about potential Nats results for the teams in their region. I have absolutely no qualifications to lead a similar discussion about this region, but I was wondering what some of ya'll think. Same here- as I said in the other thread, whil...
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 8292

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Quick correction. AMSA is not the only team going to PACE. Plymouth is also going. As are Darien and Wilton, to the best of my knowledge. Can confirm that Darien will be at PACE, though with a slightly weaker team. EDIT TO ADD: I don't feel qualified enough to type up a report about teams in the re...
by Couch's Kingbird
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All-World Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 10604

Re: All-World Predictions

Fred, quick question: how much are playoff stats considered for All-World team placement? Are they considered any differently than prelim stats?
by Couch's Kingbird
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 31697

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I don't quite understand what this perception is. If the perception is that high schoolers should NOT be running tournaments, write for tournaments, helping read at other tournaments, taking a lead in regional organizations, etc. at both the HS and then the college level, then that's a misperceptio...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 31697

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Quizbowl at the high school level today is good at producing really good high school quizbowl players. No doubt the number of quality of high school quizbowl players and teams has expanded a lot over the years. However, although the number of great players seems to increase as time goes by, the num...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 Connecticut State Championships at Darien (3/24/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1896

Re: 2018 Connecticut State Championships at Darien (3/24/18)

There's still time to register for the 2018 Connecticut State Championships! Sign up using our form here (https://goo.gl/forms/r4FIGn4viUz9eMqq1), and please feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)
Replies: 3
Views: 5185

Re: Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)

bluejay123 wrote:Not a suggestion, but I just wanted to say that the web design looks really nice--good work!
Thank you so much!
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)
Replies: 3
Views: 5185

Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)

I am pleased to announce the formation of the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA), a new organization dedicated to promoting Quiz Bowl in Connecticut. Currently the organization consists of Ken Romeo (Middlesex Middle School), Jon Matte (Greens Farms Academy), Michael Borecki (Bowdoin College, fo...
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 Connecticut State Championships at Darien (3/24/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1896

2018 Connecticut State Championships at Darien (3/24/18)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NAQT’s Connecticut State Quiz Bowl Championship on March 24th, 2018 at Darien High School (80 High School Ln., Darien, CT 06820). The tournament will use NAQT’s IS-174, and every team will receive a copy of the set ...
by Couch's Kingbird
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 32048

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I'm slightly nervous about posting this here when I know it's not anonymous. Yeah. This is me whenever I post something here, so I feel the need to word everything correctly. It's good to know that there's at least one other person who feels this way. Will second (third?) this as well. I've definit...
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 6591

Re: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors

We are still seeking mirrors for this set- if you are interested, please email [email protected]!
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments

If experienced teams is an issue, perhaps split the field into an "experienced/standard" and "novice" division or the like? Emphasize that the novice division should be for new players only (or just restrict eligibility in that division). Granted this does make logistics more difficult (and is not a...
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT vs. NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 5115

Re: HSNCT vs. NSC

As a team, we are very, very weak on literature PACE tends to lean towards the humanities; if your team is not great with lit, then HSNCT might be a better choice. Other key differences compared to NAQT HSNCT: longer, more humanities oriented questions; bouncebacks on bonuses; no clock; round-robin...
by Couch's Kingbird
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do/Did you Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 4868

Re: How Do/Did you Study?

For literature, I'd also highly encourage reading a lot- especially poems and short stories or excerpts from plays/novels, if you're short on time. Find what you're interested in!
by Couch's Kingbird
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 8601

Re: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors

Is there a private sub forum for the this set? I didn’t see one in usergroups.
by Couch's Kingbird
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)

AKKOLADE wrote:Could you post combined stats when you get a chance? Thanks!
Absolutely- I have a couple of corrections to make as well as the morning mixup with the divisions, and will likely update the stats next week.
by Couch's Kingbird
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them

Not sure if this is a common thing, but we have a "Swap Shop" in our town dump, where people leave usable items they don't need anymore/can take said items for free. Ours has a wide range of books in surprisingly good condition. Tag sales can also be good- the Boy Scouts in my town hold a yearly gia...