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by Snoopy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 17
Views: 7083

Mid-Season Poll Results

The results are in! Hunter A: 216 Points Millburn: 199 Points High Tech A: 175 Points East Brunswick A: 119 Points Hunter B: 106 Points Manheim Township: 80 Points Darien A: 74 Points Livingston: 52 Points Tenafly: 40 Points East Brunswick B: 20 Points Hotchkiss: 19 Points Ridgewood: 16 Points Penn ...
by Snoopy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archving the old Yahoo! group
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Archving the old Yahoo! group

So Yahoo! has decided they will shutter most of the groups function and delete all content on December 14th. Not a surprise, since Yahoo! has been on life support for 10 years now. But, that group does have quite a bit of Quizbowl history on it and should be properly archived for historical purposes...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 17
Views: 7083

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20

The mid-season poll has returned!

Same format and region restrictions as the pre-season poll, but only the first five slots are mandatory, much like I did last year. Here's a link. Poll closes the day after Thanksgiving.

Enjoy!

P.S. Come to my tournament
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Did ACE shut down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Did ACE shut down?

I stand corrected; my apologies for any false association. Based on that, I'd say ACE has kicked the bucket.

Oh, well. Glad I was there when they were around.
by Snoopy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Did ACE shut down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Did ACE shut down?

They are now at qwizbowl.com, at least based on the mailers they sent to my tournament in October. No clue why they changed it or when.

At least, I assume they're one and the same.
by Snoopy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance is proud to announce that our February tournament is now the official successor to the old Kings Park tournament (KPAQT). We salute Kings Park for all their hard work organizing and fine job directing tournaments over the years. We invite all teams who attended KPA...
by Snoopy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Our October tournament is now complete! The Undefeated Kellenberg A beat Churchill A for the championship; Island Trees A took a close game from North Babylon A for third. Aidan York was the scoring champion with a solid 92 PPG. Thanks so much to everyone for coming out today, and a special thanks t...
by Snoopy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids

Question.

What if a school had signed up three teams, and on the day of, showed up with three players, one on each team? What are the rules surrounding that (if any?)

Truly hypothetical, I assure you. Just curious.
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Call for Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 4466

Call for Staff

Not sure if this is the right place for this. Due to a number of last-minute changes by moderators, and a few of my own idiotic assumptions becoming invalid the past few days, I no longer have the requisite staff to run a high school tournament on October 19. If anyone is in the New York and Long Is...
by Snoopy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Lots of Spots

We still have a ton of room for registrations! Make sure to get them in, you don't want to miss this one!
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit

That's a different school. The High Tech that participates in the pyramidal circuit is located in Monmouth County, in Central Jersey. The High Tech in Hudson County doesn't do good quizbowl, as far as I'm aware. :aaa: My apologies. If you think that's bad, wait'll you learn how many Washington Town...
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit

Dead Parrot wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:00 pm
That's a different school. The High Tech that participates in the pyramidal circuit is located in Monmouth County, in Central Jersey. The High Tech in Hudson County doesn't do good quizbowl, as far as I'm aware.
:aaa:

My apologies.
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit

You didn't come off hostile at all. That wasn't the takeaway I got-- I just wanted to clarify my intentions. "Catalog" seems to be the best term, describing precisely what I'm doing. Since you're from HT, what do you know about the Hudson County Academic League? (Specifically, what schools participa...
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit

Thanks for the information! What I'm really doing here is trying to find all the different leagues, tournaments, and so on in North Jersey. In this way, we know what we're coexisting with/competing against (whichever mindset you'd like to take). I'm not out to destroy them; I just want to have a com...
by Snoopy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Enlighten me on the North Jersey circuit

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about each of the sub-regional circuits in the Tri-state. I now know all there is about Quizbowl on Long Island, in Westchester, in Rockland (which actually has a previously-unknown robust circuit), and in the rest of the Hudson Va...
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Our Fall and Winter tournaments have been Gold-Certified by PACE! The top 20% of the field will now qualify for the NSC, so get in those registrations!
by Snoopy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Replies: 12
Views: 4998

Re: FONS V (Novice)

You sound like this lady (warning: language). "Oh yeah, our set stinks and our customers hate it, as they have for years, but yeah, let's keep doing the same thing because I'm always right!" Yes, it DOES REALLY MATTER to the people who are playing your set and the TDs who have to pay for these quest...
by Snoopy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

The sets have now been updated!
by Snoopy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Field Information (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) OCTOBER: Kellenberg MHS (3/3/0) Deer Park HS (1/0/0) Churchill Junior High School (1/0/0) North Babylon High School (2/3/1) Island Trees High School (3/1/0) Total: 10/7/1 FEBRUARY: Deer Park HS (1/0/0) Churchill Junior High School (1/0/0) Island Trees Hi...
by Snoopy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP! I am thrilled to announce that the Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance will be hosting the inaugural Island Cup on October 19, 2019, February 1, 2020, and May 9, 2020, from 8:30 AM to about 6:30 PM. It is a three-tournament series, and you can register for any or all of them....
by Snoopy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 30
Views: 7545

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance, in affiliation with the Greater New York Quiz Bowl Alliance, is claiming October 19, February 1, and May 9, subject to change, for a series of tournaments to be announced in early July. All three will take place in Suffolk County, NY.
by Snoopy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 9045

Re: NJ Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance, in affiliation with the Greater New York Quiz Bowl Alliance, is claiming October 19, February 1, and May 9, subject to change, for a series of tournaments to be announced in early July. All three will take place in Suffolk County, NY.
by Snoopy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Who's in charge of the calendar for next year?
by Snoopy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

I sent a link to the NYQBA with all the raw data 2 days after the poll closed, including anonymity for those who requested it.
by Snoopy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

A_Failure wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Also, I find it hard to understand why someone voted for Wheatley, given that they have yet to attend a tournament this year.
Yeah, not sure about that one! I can say, though, that the person who voted for them is not from Wheatley.
by Snoopy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Barrington will be removed from the poll for the reasons Wongyoung laid out. No further changes will be made.

Eligibility will be stricter in the future.

One more edit: Perhaps it would be worth our while to accurately describe what our region is.
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

You're right. But they stay anyway.
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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 p...
by Snoopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

The NY Metro Mid-Season poll will close tomorrow at 5! Get your votes in! Results will be exclusively posted on the New York Quizbowl Alliance's Website! It can be found at http://NYQBAlliance.org . A link to the raw data on Google Docs will also be available for your perusal, with anonymity for tho...
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Thank you to everyone who voted so far! We have 21 votes as of right now! I have decided to close the poll on December 7th at 5:00 PM or so. Get those votes in while you can! Even if you aren't from the region, please feel free to cast a vote! You can be anonymous if you'd like through an option on ...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Alright, fair enough. I'll post them in a google doc when all is said and done. That being said, if you would like to remain anonymous and have already filled out the form, PM me or post here. If you don't say anything, your results will be released. EDIT: I added an option to remain anonymous on th...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Would it be possible to require respondents to list 10 teams on the ballot (or, alternatively, only put 5 slots on the ballot)? I only ask this because the player poll from last year had something like this (in that there were 40 slots on the ballot but only 10 were required) and it lead to some co...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31862

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

Also, perhaps we should employ more of a Google Forms "Rank in order what you think the top 10 northeast teams are" type of poll and not just "which team is the best" kind of poll. I liked this idea, so I did it! Everyone is free to fill out this google form ! If there's any questions, just ask here.
by Snoopy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 7558

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

If it ain't too late, I'll play
by Snoopy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 94007

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

BlueDevil95 wrote:I'm not entirely sure why you'd bring it up. Neg5 will remain a free piece of software.
Well, Raynor brought it up, I was giving my reaction.

Glad to hear it will remain free.
by Snoopy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 94007

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

We discussed this a little locally at the tournament, but as Neg 5 grows and becomes a more popular tool, perhaps it's worth exploring monetization opportunities? This comes from someone who loves open source, but it seems reasonable to help pay for servers and give something back to Mostafa for hi...
by Snoopy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 12714

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Snoopy wrote:May I ask why the stats vanished at lunch, never to return?

Not to be curt, but you should check the Neg 5 thread for an explanation. I just think it's funnier if you learn it in real time.
Ah, my sincerest apologies, I was unaware. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
by Snoopy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 12714

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

May I ask why the stats vanished at lunch, never to return?
by Snoopy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 11593

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

While it might not be to most good quizbowlers, I can bet that there certainly will be bad quizbowl coaches (specifically coaches, the kids probably won't care) who find it to be suspicious. I know my lovely HS coach definitely would have complained, particularly if the house teams did very well. I ...
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 11593

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

Housewrites are fine too. From what I've heard with people who have experience with the director, he thinks hs students aren't smart enough to handle reg sets or something like that, so any novice or reg minus housewrites would be greatly appreciated too. Not really, partially because of the things...
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 11593

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

tksaleija wrote:I could only think of SCOP.
That's because, outside of housewrites, only SCOP and NAQT make novice sets. There simply isn't anyone else.
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: MS QB Program
Replies: 1
Views: 4077

Re: MS QB Program

Bump. I'm considering doing the same thing and could use some pointers; the administrators will probably be more wary than the ones in the high schools since the kids are younger, so my biggest question would be how to approach the admins and start recruiting in the first place, as an alum but still...
by Snoopy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do I become a moderator?
Replies: 5
Views: 2872

Re: How do I become a moderator?

1) You ensure that you speak (English, of course) very well, accurately, and with good diction/pronunciations. 2) You familiarize yourself with the rules. 3) You email the director of the tournament that you'd like to read at and say you'd like to help out and be a moderator. They most likely would ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7964

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

username_crisis_averted wrote:Isn't it pretty much just LVS v. Hunter at this point?
Strange things can happen, my friend...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7964

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

Hey I'd just like to clarify that while we're from the same school district, there are two separate Downingtown schools that regularly play quizbowl (East and STEM). I think you probably meant Downingtown STEM in the poll since they'll be much more dominant than us this year, so it might be useful ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7964

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

Well, my friends, it's that happy time of the year once again as a new season is upon us!

Make your predictions, cast your votes, and best of luck to everyone this year upcoming.
by Snoopy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20022

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Coming out of the woodwork here.

West will NOT be hosting SWISS again this year.

If there's any other regional team that would like to pick it up, I very strongly encourage you to do so.
by Snoopy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

Re: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)

I know of a tournament called "NorJac" that's Jeopardy-style and certainly in your area. I agree with Ben, though, that it would be better to go for easier pyramidal tournaments, such as the one on the 15th of April at Rutgers.