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by Great Bustard
Mon May 02, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Honestly, I would prefer to run double elimination, but my understanding is that that requires more rounds than we have time for. If we started playoff rounds at 7:30pm on Saturday, we could run 5 matches on Saturday evening, and 4 more on Sunday. That's the absolute max. So, given that we have spac...
by Great Bustard
Mon May 02, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Considering that we're never going to run Bowl matches on Friday, since teams need that for a travel day (the same reason we're not going to run the most popular of the individual events, the NH Bee on a school day too), the only way to have more time for the Bowl playoffs would be to scrap the Bee ...
by Great Bustard
Mon May 02, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Thanks to everyone who has commented so far specifically on Nationals, or on the specific changes we implemented for this year. I don’t want to go over all the specifics of why the changes were made, since much of that already exists in a prior thread from last year’s Nationals. But I do want to add...
by Great Bustard
Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Halved Xenon Stinging wrote:
Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:Can a private forum be created for discussion of question content?
?
Yeah, can a moderator or admin do this? I tried looking into it but didn't see where I could create a private forum, so if someone can set that up, that would be great.
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Smith wrote:Unfortunately we only return Colin from this year's team, although we have a few freshman/sophomores who put up good numbers at a couple regional history bowl tournaments this year.
Sorry about that; somehow Devin's grade was marked as 11 on one of the stat websites; I'll fix that.
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

As an aside, this is the fourth year in a row that the winner of the Varsity Bowl was the Runner Up from the year before! 2016 - LASA (had lost to Saratoga in 2015) 2015 - Saratoga (had lost to LASA in 2014) 2014 - LASA (had lost to Bellarmine in 2013) 2013 - Bellarmine (had lost to Hunter in 2012) ...
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

As usual, I've got a lot to say, so I'll break this up into a number of posts over the next few days, but to start, thanks to the over 1000 students, 263 teams, and numerous coaches, parents, and supporters who attended our 6th National Championships last weekend. Separately, but certainly no less i...
by Great Bustard
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

I will post tomorrow on the above comments, plus some other thoughts, but I'm particularly interested in people's reaction to the following: 1. The new individual event playoff scoring system (6, 5, 4, 3, -2, -1) 2. The playoff draft and tiebreakers 3. The written exam portion of USGO 4. Taking only...
by Great Bustard
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAVE at Ridgewood High School, NJ (CALI Set | 10 April 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: RAVE at Ridgewood High School, NJ (CALI Set | 10 April 2

Is there a full list of teams who went to this / stats available somewhere?
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Re: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here

I don't know that there was any physical contact in the incident, but a few years ago, when there was the cheating accusation in the middle school bowl, I recall that there were parents cornering staffers in the hotel lobby and restaurant and extensively berating them, Where/when did this happen?? ...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Re: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here

I do want to add that it's surprising that the news of this didn't get up to your level; this certainly sounds like something that a TD should be made aware of ASAP. Just to clarify on this one particular incident. The volunteer in question alerted NHBB leadership (in this case, Will Mantell) about...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8733

Re: Buzzers | You

How does NHBB store and transport 100+ buzzers? We have a storage locker in Arlington, many of the rest reside in my parents' basement in New Jersey now that Nolwenn and I live on the road full time; others are strategically based around the world; 12 are on semi-permanent loan to ACE. For shipping...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: College Player v. World
Replies: 26
Views: 12631

Re: College Player v. World

Assuming you could waive the being in college requirement, now that Nationals is over, I'd be game for this provided it were just history or geography. On just history, I'll probably get wrecked by four top HS players, though. On geo, I'd probably win as long as Karan Menon isn't playing. He alone w...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8733

Re: Buzzers | You

I'd be happy to work out deals on a case by case basis where in exchange for hosting a tournament (esp. in areas we're underrepresented in, e.g. Minnesota, North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, etc.) and doing a bit of very basic outreach (e.g. a few email blasts, talking with some coaches, being gene...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36423

Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Congratulations to our new National Champions! National History Bowl, Varsity Division - LASA, Austin, TX National History Bowl, Junior Varsity Division - James E. Taylor High School, Katy, TX National History Bowl, Varsity Division, Small School Classification - Tippecanoe High School, Tipp City, O...
by Great Bustard
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Re: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here

No one has said anything about this to Nolwenn or me personally. I cannot comment further until I know more details of whatever (if anything) happened. If anyone can help clarify this, please email me at director@historybowl.com. Having said that, in 6 years of running hundreds of events all over th...
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Follow 2016 NHBB / USGO Nationals Here

Thanks as always to Andrew Feist for his help with putting the draws online and maintaining real time stats! Draws and standings here for USGO, USHB, & Sports & Entertainment Bees. Natl. History Bee & Bowl to follow soon. http://geographyolympiad.com/gc/ http://geographyolympiad.com/gcjv/ http://ush...
by Great Bustard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT 4/13
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Re: National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT

Hi Jaya, We've clarified the rules for the Bee and the other individual events at Nationals in the first pre-Nationals email that went out last week. Basically, we'll be using the same rules as in the past after all, except for during the playoffs. In the playoffs, where we have a limited number of ...
by Great Bustard
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mississippi 2015-16
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

Re: Mississippi 2015-16

Plus Hancock at NHBB!
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bee St Louis Regional
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Bee St Louis Regional

It bears mentioning that NHBB had absolutely nothing to do with this, since NHBB isn't running the National History Bee Middle School Competition through at least 2019. ACE, led by Eric Huff and Nick Clusserath is. I had no knowledge of the issue with the St. Louis event until Donald brought it to m...
by Great Bustard
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sports & Entertainment History Bees To Be Separate Events
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Sports & Entertainment History Bees To Be Separate Events

NHBB is happy to announce that at our 2016 Nationals, the National Sports History Bee and National Entertainment History Bee will run as separate events. Just sign up as usual for the Sports and Entertainment Bee using the standard registration form, and we'll be in touch after you register to ask i...
by Great Bustard
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT 4/13
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT 4/13

For all individual events (edit 4/8) aside from the National Sports History Bee and National Entertainment History Bee at NHBB/USGO Nationals (i.e. National History Bee, US History Bee, US Geography Olympiad), we have extended the registration deadline to Wednesday, April 13 at 11:59pm EDT. If you w...
by Great Bustard
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bowl Nationals - Filler Teams Sought
Replies: 0
Views: 1348

National History Bowl Nationals - Filler Teams Sought

The 2016 National History Bowl National Championships will be a record with at least 252 teams this year, possibly as many as 264 or (unlikely) 270. 258 is the most likely number - registration closes Friday, April 8 at 11:59pm EDT! Remember, we need an exact multiple of 6 teams in each division. If...
by Great Bustard
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB & USGO Varsity & JV Nationals Prizes
Replies: 2
Views: 2380

Re: 2016 NHBB & USGO Varsity & JV Nationals Prizes

Greatness. Am I correct in assuming the majority of the International Geography Olympiad will be held at the China National Convention Center in conjunction with the Congress of the International Geographic Union? Or will it be at a different location? It will be held in conjunction with the IGU co...
by Great Bustard
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB & USGO Varsity & JV Nationals Prizes
Replies: 2
Views: 2380

2016 NHBB & USGO Varsity & JV Nationals Prizes

The National History Bee and Bowl and the US Geography Olympiad in partnership with our sponsors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (and one anonymous donor who has also generously contributed $1000) are pleased to announce the prizes (not including trophies, plaques, and the like) which will be on offer ...
by Great Bustard
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Beyond that, consider that we would love to get more qualified writers writing for NHBB/IHBB and that if a player wrote 10 tossups a week, something well within the grasp of many students who might be interested in attending, that could equate to roughly $40 a week, or over $2000 over the course of...
by Great Bustard
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Accessible can also refer to flight times – flight times to and from Hawaii from many places in Asia are much less than a flight to the mainland US, especially if they can fly direct., though obviously, on balance, more students are going to need to fly longer distances – we know this. Another nice ...
by Great Bustard
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General NHBB/IHBB/IHO/USABB Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

General NHBB/IHBB/IHO/USABB Update

The first Saturday of February is one of our traditionally busiest days of the year, and 2016 was no exception, with 7 NHBB tournaments going on across the USA. I was fortunate that we had directors for all of these, which allowed me to read at Wolf War III at River Trail Middle School in Johns Cree...
by Great Bustard
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

I'm hardly denying that IHO is very expensive, compared to just about any other event that quizbowlers can attend. Having said that, last year, it basically broke even, once we factored in all the discounts we offered, thousands of questions, the food and housing expenses, staff pay and travel, equi...
by Great Bustard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5984

2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

IHBB/NHBB is delighted to announce that the 2016 International History Olympiad will take place at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu from July 17-24! Highlights will include lots of great history quiz fun, an overnight stay and closing ceremonies on board the USS Missouri, cultural activiti...
by Great Bustard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Cody wrote:Ah, yes, Hawaii. I like my tournaments as inaccessible as possible!
So, what you're saying here is that you'd like to ATD in Kathmandu with me then next Sunday, right?!
http://www.ihbbasia.com/tournament/nepal/
by Great Bustard
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clarified Hosting Protocols & Compensation for USABB
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Re: Clarified Hosting Protocols & Compensation for USABB

Edited to remove guaranteed team for National History Bowl Nationals for HS hosts - they still need to qualify as usual before receiving a free team; apologies for any misunderstanding.
by Great Bustard
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clarified Hosting Protocols & Compensation for USABB
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Clarified Hosting Protocols & Compensation for USABB

The protocols and compensation for hosting a USABB regional tournament have been adjusted and clarified at http://www.usacademicbowl.com/more-news-from-usabb/ In particular, we have outlined a set of policies for high schools and universities who might be interested in hosting and have increased the...
by Great Bustard
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Structural Change of the National History Bee and Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2518

Re: Structural Change of the National History Bee and Bowl

Question: How does a team qualify for the middle school History Bowl? If I understand correctly, the Bee & Bowl nationals will be in June, but I've seen no opportunities to qualify for it, other than by showing up at a high school bowl and playing high schoolers, which may or may not be prohibited ...
by Great Bustard
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing USABB, National Science & Humanities Bees
Replies: 0
Views: 2217

Announcing USABB, National Science & Humanities Bees

NHBB is delighted to announce the beginning of a new series of competitions for elementary and middle school students, the US Academic Bee & Bowl, the National Science Bee, and the National Humanities Bee. As the names imply, these represent a new direction for us, in that these are specifically no...
by Great Bustard
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Structural Change of the National History Bee and Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2518

Structural Change of the National History Bee and Bowl

Effective immediately, The National History Bee and Bowl LLC and Academic Competition Enterprises have jointly concluded a new arrangement for the management and oversight of the Elementary and Middle School divisions of National History Bee, National History Bowl, Pop Culture Challenge, and Nationa...
by Great Bustard
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB NJ States at Ridgewood HS (1/16)
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

NHBB NJ States at Ridgewood HS (1/16)

NHBB held its 2016 NJ State Championships on Jan. 16 at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ. With 84 teams competing (50 Varsity, 34 JV), this was our best-attended state or regional tournament ever (and overall, this was our busiest regional weekend ever with over 200 teams competing at 8 sites ...
by Great Bustard
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Championships (Set A) Phillipsburg, NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 2929

Re: Mid-Atlantic Championships (Set A) Phillipsburg, NJ

This tournament has been moved to Westwood High School in Washington Township, Bergen County, NJ. The date remains March 12. A Set will also be played at our Hudson Valley Championships on Feb. 20 at Tuxedo Park, PA States in Elizabethtown on Feb. 27, and the Long Island Championships at Kings Park ...
by Great Bustard
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is the NHBB website working?
Replies: 2
Views: 4112

Re: Is the NHBB website working?

There have been some issues recently, though they seem to be intermittent, so when I asked our webmaster to look into it, it was working when she investigated. If it continues to be an issue, I will contact our hosting provider. In the meantime, feel free to email me if there's anything specific tha...
by Great Bustard
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30682

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

NHBB will run a new tournament, the Hudson Valley Championships, at Tuxedo Park School on Saturday, Feb. 20 on A Set. This is a 3rd version of A Set in the area to complement the Mid-Atlantic Championships at Phillipsburg HS on March 12 and the Long Island Championships at Kings Park HS on April 3. ...
by Great Bustard
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30682

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Can we get an updated version of the calendar? There's the one in the first post, the more updated version downthread, and new info since then (e.g. A Set for NHBB on 3/12 is at Phillipsburg, not Seton Hall). The NHBB tournaments, fwiw, are up to date as reflected at historybowl.com though I'm in th...
by Great Bustard
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ballpark date of IHBB Shanghai Regional?
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: Ballpark date of IHBB Shanghai Regional?

Don't worry, Nolwenn's working on it. She's running the Australia events this week, so she's been busy with that, but I'll ask her, since she handles the scheduling. We'll certainly have 2 tournaments in Shanghai again this year.
by Great Bustard
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Forming a History Bowl Team?
Replies: 2
Views: 3483

Re: Forming a History Bowl Team?

I've sent Arianne some info specific to hosting in Southern California, but the gist of NHBB hosting is NHBB hosts get 6 teams for free in the Bowl, 24 students for free in the Bee, and $50 off the first team at Nationals. We'd send a director, and possibly other people to help them. Host schools st...
by Great Bustard
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30682

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Nov. 21 is confirmed for NHBB C Set at Princeton (this will be called the Central NJ History Bee and Bowl). The same set will be played the following day on Nov. 22 at Torah Academy in Teaneck for the Bergen County History Bee and Bowl.
by Great Bustard
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

Re: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16

Is PACE a registered non-profit at this point (i.e. can it accept tax-deductible contributions)?
by Great Bustard
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Questions for Starting a New Team
Replies: 9
Views: 7726

Re: Questions for Starting a New Team

Hi Dylan, Welcome to quizbowl! The National History Bee and Bowl are quizbowl-style tournaments with a focus on history. This link: http://www.historybowl.com/resources/study-guides-resources/ has everything you need to get started. We'll have several tournaments in North Carolina this year, and one...
by Great Bustard
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions

Posted on http://www.historybowl.com as well: The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce the start of its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout the USA! For the 2015-2016 school year, we expect to hold approximately 100 tournaments across America at t...
by Great Bustard
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30682

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Sorry, I missed the post about High Tech wanting March 5- we'll go with March 12 for NHBB Mid-Atlantic then.