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by jonpin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

I still need to enter the last round of games and finals into the above, but... After losing to them in the last round of the playoffs, Ithaca defeated Lehigh Valley 500-350 in a one-game final to win the 2017 Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament. Meanwhile, West Egg defeated High Tech 350-34...
by jonpin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

The tournament is underway, and live stats are being kept at http://tinyurl.com/basqt2017
by jonpin
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5195

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Nominations Open

I've received a few nominations, but we always have room for more. If there's someone you think has made significant contributions to high school quiz bowl and should be recognized for such, please send me a nomination this week as per the instructions in the first post of the thread.
by jonpin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5195

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Nominations Open

There are about three weeks left to put people forward for the 2017 Cooper Awards. Please send in your nominations to the address in the above post!
by jonpin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 6419

Re: Record carryover

NAQT's method is absurd, and has been forever, which can be further demonstrated by considering even slightly more complicated situations. If you have a 15-team tournament, the official NAQT format is: "SFRR (8/7 split) + 1/2 RR w/o rpts (10-11g*/11r) (Top 4 from each SFRR plays top 4 from other. Li...
by jonpin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32103

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Indeed it was, and it has been, and it's visible again. Just a reminder, especially to newer posters: It's a good idea to make your "field update" a separate post from the initial announcement. That way you can edit the field update and just that post will go invisible until approved*, whereas if yo...
by jonpin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7442

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

Has a logistics email been sent out to competing teams yet? I haven't gotten one, but I'm not sure if it's because I didn't fill out the registration form (having no new teams to sign up beyond those already signed up for the Cup). I especially ask because one of my students posted in my team's inte...
by jonpin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Re: ACF Nationals Planning

Another possibility is various hotels in the Fort Lee / Edgewater / Englewood area that are on the west side of the George Washington Bridge. There are a number of buses that can take you to the GW Bus Terminal, from which it is a short ride south to Columbia. The downside is that it's harder to get...
by jonpin
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 23772

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Did this set get posted online? If not, is there a point at which it will be?
by jonpin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44333

Re: 2017 ICT bids

-Is there anything the circuit could do to alleviate some of the pressures driving the autobid situation? In the past, we've talked about things like having something like a national registry of potential moderators (which would make it easier to staff big tournaments), or having regional circuits ...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 13
Views: 6371

Re: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Just to clarify, that linked packet is a Sectionals D-II round, not ICT D-II.

Also, given that this is explicitly a nationals warm-up, is there any chance it might be played on the clock so teams can get used to that style in competition?
by jonpin
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46365

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

To answer Vasa's (likely rhetorical) question, in my opinions SCT is first and foremost the qualifier for ICT. It's a fun tournament, it's nice to have a that-difficulty tournament in the Spring, but it exists to determine who gets to go to ICT. If Columbia E comes down to Florida and plays our sec...
by jonpin
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11539

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

I would think NAQT would be open to a site in either state hosting 166, the designated "state championship" set. However, none currently exists, and with the loss of the host benefit (with questions for state championships being free), I'm not sure anyone's eager to jump in and fill that gap. On tha...
by jonpin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5195

2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners

I am pleased to announce that The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The Cooper awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the ...
by jonpin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tournament Structure: Why Not Swiss?
Replies: 2
Views: 2617

Re: Tournament Structure: Why Not Swiss?

The short answer is: the teams at a quiz bowl tournament tend to put a higher premium on playing more quiz bowl games than on "let's get this over with as quickly as possible". In addition, Swiss formats tend to run into significant issues where teams are being compared by win-loss records which wer...
by jonpin
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 19911

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

The problem with the title of the thread is that, despite what the title suggests, no one is doing this, because the tournament wasn't closed to begin with! The Terrapin announcement: Eligibility Anyone who is eligible under ACF rules, in addition to high schoolers, can play this tournament with ot...
by jonpin
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7273

Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Will stats for this tourney be up soon? Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/) My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable. According to Columbia's a...
by jonpin
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: 2016 WHAQ Question-Specific Discussion

There were a couple things I noticed over the course of the day reading 1-9 this past weekend. I didn't have the chance to keep a running written list, but I decided to open up a packet and do some loose critique. Here's some notes on packet 6. Tossup 2: Power is 4.5+ of <6 lines, with Thrushcross G...
by jonpin
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4321

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

I understand the sense of wanting to be generous with powers, but some of those decisions were over-the-top. I noted a 6-line tossup where power stretched onto the fifth line, and many tossups would have more than half the question in power. Was there any editing or fixing of the set done after its ...
by jonpin
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7273

Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Is there a private forum for discussion of the set?
by jonpin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 11580

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I disagree with Cody about the prompting on DeWitt Clinton example, because George Clinton is a major figure in New York politics at more or less the same time period in American history. I would definitely confuse these two in a tossup. Oh, that's the other guy I couldn't remember. Sure, in that c...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 11580

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I disagree with Cody about the prompting on DeWitt Clinton example, because George Clinton is a major figure in New York politics at more or less the same time period in American history. I would definitely confuse these two in a tossup. Oh, that's the other guy I couldn't remember. Sure, in that c...
by jonpin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

Middlesex pulled off a 1-2 finish for the third straight year. Dalton won third place when Bergen County champions Leonia inadvertently left before the third-place game. Stats to follow later this weekend.
by jonpin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

The playoffs are underway, featuring Middlesex A and B, Cavallini, Dalton, Leonia, and the A teams of Ben Franklin, Tenafly, and Tuxedo Park. Prelim stats are here.

Lasal Mapitigama of Cavallini was the top scorer.
by jonpin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 12247

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

My interpretation is that this allows traditional public, non-selective students in one division, and either non-selective charter schools or private schools in the other. Does SSNCT still not allow any school with a selective admissions policy to attend? Either way, how does that apply to private ...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7361

Re: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016

Is there any quick summation that could be posted in the interim, such as who won?
by jonpin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

Field update (9/29)

Community (Plainsboro) - 1-2
Dalton - interest
Leonia - 1
Middlebrook (Wilton, CT) - 1
Middlesex (Darien, CT) - 4-6
St. Leo's (Elmwood Park) - 1
Teaneck Charter - 2
Tenafly - 4
Tuxedo Park - 3
Warren - 2-3

Field cap: initially 24
by jonpin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

On behalf of the Quiz Bowl team at the Bergen County Academies, I wish to extend an invitation to the sixth annual Bergen Academies Junior Academic Competition, a quiz bowl tournament for junior- or middle-schoolers. This competition will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 and is a perfect opport...
by jonpin
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXIV at Princeton (9/24/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 7644

Re: PHSAT XXIV at Princeton (9/24/16)

How'd the standard division finish up?
by jonpin
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank help
Replies: 8
Views: 8633

Re: HSQBRank help

When that coach contacted me, he used the word "he" to describe the player moving to NJ, so presumably not.
by jonpin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52083

Re: Illinois '16-'17

People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions Please note, from the rules: Avoid making content-free posts on the board. In particular, quoting another post and providing no additional information ("empty-quoting") is forbidden. Meta-bad-posting, wherein one makes bad posts with no content o...
by jonpin
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for HSAPQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

Re: Would You Recommend Working for HSAPQ?

I was an affiliate/associate/whatever-the-term-was member of HSAPQ for a few years, primarily involved in the calculation questions for VHSL, and it's the only organization I've ever written questions for, for money. There were the (what I assume to be universal) occasional "hey, everybody we need t...
by jonpin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60209

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I may be interested in playing in an East Coast mirror depending on what weekend it is.
by jonpin
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.
Replies: 5
Views: 4822

Re: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.

If I were planning to use this proposal and had full power to do whatever, here's how I would do it: (thinking out loud mode on) There are exactly four promotion/relegation matches, each between the bottom team from a Tier I group and the top team from a Tier II group. There is no need to earn the r...
by jonpin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.
Replies: 5
Views: 4822

Re: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.

This seems like an interesting proposal, and--while I want to be clear, I am not promising anything nor am I speaking on behalf of PACE as a whole--I think there could be something here worth using.
by jonpin
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Winners Posted
Replies: 14
Views: 10837

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

To reiterate my on-topic point: I really can't believe DCC's coaches weren't nominated for coach of the year. If you don't want to nominate one of their players for PotY, that's fine, they were very evenly distributed. But when you have 3 top 5 finishes and 4 top 8 finishes at NSC & HSNCT, you're d...
by jonpin
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 6809

Re: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th G

Quizbowl, by contrast, is an activity in which all the players on a team are equivalent. There are no distinct positions to be filled, nor any features of gameplay that inherently require multiple people to execute. While in principle, some sort of uber-Federer who can deliver aces on every serve m...
by jonpin
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 37051

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Not when they're running camps (I'm patiently awaiting confirmation of my son's registration for this Sunday's camp in Lincoln, IL). Yeah... taking on the responsibility to do a whole bunch of things doesn't mean you can use the excuse "I couldn't do that thing well because I had so many other thin...
by jonpin
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 37051

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I'd presume you'd want the people running the tournament to be, you know, running the tournament instead of responding to this thread. I can understand how some have that viewpoint, but if you look at the thread for any legitimate multi-day national championship (anything NAQT, NSC, ACF, NHBB-HS, N...
by jonpin
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45161

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I took no part in the seeding conversation, but I'm confident they did a pretty good job. Based on simulations (procedure and code at end), PACE does not appear to have outperformed random chance at seeding teams for the 2016 NSC (although it depends how performance is defined): At balancing the gr...
by jonpin
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 29850

Re: 2016 nAC

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by jonpin
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45161

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

So we and Great Valley were relegated to a position of complete inability to rise any higher in the ranks than 25th. This is the problem. I don't really know what to do about it. It seems plausible to me to switch the four high-scoring Tier II teams at the end of Saturday (in this case, the teams i...
by jonpin
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45161

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

As the person who came up with the 96-team NSC format that has been in use the last three seasons, I am not completely surprised at the conversation which has poked up about the mobility of teams. First, I'm going to note some things that I said after last year's NSC : I'm not surprised that the 49-...
by jonpin
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 7314

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

Even as someone who did predictably terribly, this was a mostly-enjoyable experience. I liked one of my students saying (more than once), "Oh, so that's what that sounds like" or "I wrote a tossup on that piece without ever having actually heard it". One question: Round 1, Tossup 2, on France. Ther...
by jonpin
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 7314

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

Even as someone who did predictably terribly, this was a mostly-enjoyable experience. I liked one of my students saying (more than once), "Oh, so that's what that sounds like" or "I wrote a tossup on that piece without ever having actually heard it". One question: Round 1, Tossup 2, on France. There...
by jonpin
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45161

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I know TJ B had some deep runs in the old days, but I feel like this must be a first at a national championship: The last undefeated team is DCC *B*.

(edit to add: and in this round, DCC A sees if they have something to say about that)
by jonpin
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45161

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

For those who want a quick guide as to when teams are playing each other in the top bracket, here's the top tier schedule with teams filled in. Good luck to everyone!
by jonpin
Mon May 30, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12369

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

I would like to remind people of what Charlie once told me about not criticizing events that you weren't at. It's a great point and holds true to this day, and will continue to hold true. That advice is extended to this discussion without delay. In the words of the immortal Allen Iverson: We're tal...
by jonpin
Mon May 30, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 59974

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Without regard to the content of any specific question, I noticed what appeared to be a shift in the grammatical phrasing of the giveaway line of tossups and certain bonus prompts. I don't think this phrasing was around even in NAQT sets from earlier this year. Almost every tossup I can remember rea...