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by Pallas's cat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Carnegie Quiz III, Pittsburgh (2/15/20)
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Carnegie Quiz III, Pittsburgh (2/15/20)

Current Field (teams/buzzers/moderators):
Sharpsville (2/0/0)
Shady Side (1/1/0)

Total: 3 teams, 1 buzzer
by Pallas's cat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Carnegie Quiz III, Pittsburgh (2/15/20)
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Carnegie Quiz III, Pittsburgh (2/15/20)

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that we will host Carnegie Quiz III on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The field is capped at 24 teams with the potential to expand depending on staff. Questions: NAQT IS-190 Registration: To register, please fill out this form o...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)

Thank you to all the teams who came to play Mellon Bowl today! We had a great time running the event and hope everyone enjoyed the competition. First place went to Winchester Thurston A, who defeated Mt. Lebanon A in the finals. Hampton, North Catholic, and Allderdice White finished tied for 3rd pla...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)

After both finishing 4-1 in the playoff rounds, OSU B defeated Pitt A 315-250 in the finals to win this year's CMU Collegiate Novice tournament! Congrats and thank you to all the teams who came to play today. Combined stats are here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5860/stats/combined/ If you ...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)

Field (teams/buzzers/moderators): South Side (2/1/0) North Catholic (2/1/0) Kiski (1/0/0) Bishop Canevin (1/0/0) Yough (1/0/0) Central Catholic (1/1/1) Allderdice (3/1/5) Winchester Thurston (2/1/0) Hampton (2/1/0) Salisbury-Elk Lick (1/0/0) Mt. Lebanon (2/2/0) Norwin (2/0/1) Penn Hills (1/0/0) Tot...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Mellon Bowl XVII, Pittsburgh (10/26/19)

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that we will host Mellon Bowl XVII on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The field is capped at 24 teams with the potential to expand depending on staff. Questions: SCOP 10 (previous years' examples can be seen here ) We encourage pl...
by Pallas's cat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)

Field (teams/buzzers/mods): Miami University (1/0/0) Kenyon College (1/0/1) University of Pittsburgh (2/2/2) Case Western Reserve University (2/1/3) Ohio State University (2/2/1) Penn State University (1/0/0) 3 CMU house teams will be added to round out the field. TOTAL: 12 teams, 5 buzzers, 7 mods
by Pallas's cat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-186C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/21/19)

Carnegie Mellon Quizbowl will host a mirror of CNS-186C, NAQT's collegiate novice tournament, on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The field has a cap of 18 teams. Fees $60 per team -$5/school per buzzer system (max of 2). Buzzer systems must have eight functional buzzers. -$10/...
by Pallas's cat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3214

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18

Thanks, Mr. Gianelli! Congrats to Downingtown STEM A for defeating Manheim Township A in the finals to win the experienced division and to Wallenpaupack B for winning the novice division over Manheim Township D. Full stats are up here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4666/ Additionally, I'd...
by Pallas's cat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3214

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/6/18

This tournament has been expanded to our hard cap of 42 teams with a split of 30 experienced and 12 novice. It is also now platinum certified by PACE, so the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE NSC in June. Current Field (experienced/novice/moderators/buzzers): Manheim Township (3/1/0/0) Wall...
by Pallas's cat
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7960

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 t...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17

Thanks to all the teams (and coaches) for coming to our tournament today! Final standings: 1. Downingtown STEM A 2. Wilmington Charter B 3. Friends Select A Our overall top scorer was Vishwa Shanmugam of D-STEM A. Full stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4339/ Please feel free t...
by Pallas's cat
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17

Field as of 4/6 (teams/moderators/buzzers):
Friends Select (2/1/1)
Downingtown STEM (2/0/0)
State College (2/0/2)
Wilmington Charter (2/0/3)
Penn Manor (1/0/0)
Concord (1/0/1)
Wallenpaupack (1/1/2)
House team (1)

Total: 12 teams, 2 moderators, 9 buzzers
by Pallas's cat
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Downingtown East Spring Invitational [HFT] - 4/8/17

Downingtown East High School is pleased to announce our spring tournament on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This tournament will be mirroring the Harvard Fall Tournament XI set (more details here ). Registration will be from at 8-8:30 AM, with matches starting at 9. The tournament should end around 4:30 f...
by Pallas's cat
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neg Control
Replies: 11
Views: 7298

Re: Neg Control

One tip I've heard is waiting to buzz in until one clue after you first think you know the answer. Of course, there are times when this might not work as well (for example, the other team could end up beating you to the buzzer).
by Pallas's cat
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

Thanks to all the teams who braved the snow to come here today and all the coaches who helped this run smoothly! In addition, special thanks to Ben Herman, Bill Tressler, Chris Chiego, Ryan Bilger, Kurt Bilger, Alex Sankaran, Nick Luca, Ashish Kumbhardare, and all the D-East quizbowl alumni who came...
by Pallas's cat
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

Just a reminder: this tournament is still on for tomorrow! We look forward to seeing everyone here!
by Pallas's cat
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

The field cap has been increased to 32 teams, and registration is now closed. We will not be expanding past this point.
by Pallas's cat
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 10941

Re: How to attract new members

My school was in a similar situation a few years back, where over half our team (and most of our scoring) graduated. I think it’s important to show the fun, social aspect of playing quiz bowl in the beginning, so that people will actually want to come to things. Try to befriend younger non-players s...
by Pallas's cat
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

Our tournament is now platinum certified by PACE! This means that the top 25% of the field will qualify for the PACE NSC in June.

Regarding potential weather issues: we will notify teams in advance if we decide to postpone to a later date.
by Pallas's cat
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Re: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

Field (teams/moderators/buzzers): Triton (NJ) (1/0/1) Manheim Township (3/0/2) Great Valley (4/1/1) Emmaus (1/0/1) Downingtown STEM (2/1/0) Allentown Central Catholic (1/0/1) Centennial (MD) (3/0/3) Henderson (2/4/2) Renaissance Academy (3/0/1) Friends Select (3/1/2) Wallenpaupack (2/1/1) Fayettevi...
by Pallas's cat
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17
Replies: 6
Views: 5579

Downingtown East Invitational @ DEHS (Exton, PA)- 1/7/17

Downingtown East High School is excited to announce our high school invitational on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Registration will be from at 8-8:30 AM, with matches starting at 9. Location: 50 Devon Drive, Exton, PA 19341 Set: NAQT IS-162 Registration: (up to 3 teams total per school; additional team...
by Pallas's cat
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

Re: Coach issues

The team hasn't been to a good national tournament since NSC in 2014 and didn't go to any nats at all last year. I'm pretty sure the school knew that the field at NTAE was ridiculously small both years that we went, but the entire thing with it being at Disney and the $$ prizes probably made it seem...
by Pallas's cat
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

Re: Coach issues

The problem at our school is that the administration is really attached to him, since the team won the state championship twice when it was on non-pyramidal questions and they think he's a great coach because of that. There's this weird loop where the better we do, the more credit the school gives t...
by Pallas's cat
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

Coach issues

A few months ago, I posted a question about academic team tryouts and got some helpful responses about how we should let the team naturally narrow itself down instead of artificially cutting its size. I suggested this to my coach, but he still decided to write his own “tryout” test which was made up...
by Pallas's cat
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tryouts?
Replies: 5
Views: 8208

Re: Tryouts?

Thanks for the responses! We'll definitely keep them in mind for the upcoming school year. I think we had previously limited the team because our coach makes us wear these off-white sweaters for our (non-pyramidal) local league, and there are only 15 sweaters. That's definitely not a good reason to ...
by Pallas's cat
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tryouts?
Replies: 5
Views: 8208

Tryouts?

At our school, we are fortunate to have a lot of support for our academic team and many students (30-40) each year who want to join. My coach usually has a written test of a bunch of facts to choose around 14 or 15 people for the team. However, I feel like this method of narrowing the team down ends...