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by deserto
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Traveling to nats w/ minors
Replies: 4
Views: 4737

Re: Traveling to nats w/ minors

Thanks for sharing your experiences, folks. I'll plan to bring the students' completed field trip permission slips with me; seems that should suffice
by deserto
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 8170

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

troyharris wrote:I will probably be able to do it, but I'm not sure when your deadline will be. On another note, I'm still waiting to hear if Rumney, NH is going to send a team to your MS tournament. They have kids on the sign-up, but sports are creating conflict.
Sent you a PM!
by deserto
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 8170

Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

RESULTS BELOW Good afternoon, I plan to direct a national small-school poll ahead of NAQT's Small School National Championship Tournament , which is scheduled to take place the weekend of April 28-30 in Rosemont, Ill. I will solicit top-10 ballots for each of the SSNCT's two divisions: traditional ...
by deserto
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Traveling to nats w/ minors
Replies: 4
Views: 4737

Traveling to nats w/ minors

Forum-dwellers (esp. veteran coaches), I'm bringing a team to HSNCT in late May and received this q from a parent: "Do you expect that as most of the boys are still minors you'll need a notarized letter authorizing you to take the boys?" I'm pretty sure I won't need written parental consent, given t...
by deserto
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Hanover Junior Challenge [MS-22] — 4/29, Hanover, N.H.
Replies: 3
Views: 2493

Re: Hanover Junior Challenge [MS-22] — 4/29, Hanover, N.H.

FIELD:

School / Location / No. of Teams / Buzzers

Crossroads Academy / Lyme, N.H. / 2
Marion Cross School / Norwich, Vt. / 1
Richmond Middle School / Hanover, N.H. / 1
Russell Elementary School / Rumney, N.H. / 1
Woodstock Union Middle School / Woodstock, Vt. / 1
by deserto
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Hanover Junior Challenge [MS-22] — 4/29, Hanover, N.H.
Replies: 3
Views: 2493

Hanover Junior Challenge [MS-22] — 4/29, Hanover, N.H.

The Hanover High School Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce it will be hosting an open middle school quizbowl tournament — the Hanover Junior Challenge — on Saturday, April 29, 2017 . The tournament will take place at HHS's campus, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H., beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending b...
by deserto
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 32851

Re: Midseason Poll

I think having certain players and TDs/coaches break down their regions/states would be very helpful for the panel. I appreciate the good suggestion. In advance of future polls I'll solicit regional updates from knowledgeable folks, then compile them for prospective voters. Access to such info prom...
by deserto
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 32851

Re: Midseason Poll

I think this poll would be more equitably conducted if the highest and lowest result for each team were eliminated. This seems a fine idea, similar to how diving scores are calculated: by dropping the two highest and lowest marks. While I think such an approach would work better with a larger data ...
by deserto
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 32851

Midseason Poll

RESULTS : TOP 25 *: 1. Detroit Catholic Central (Novi, Mich.) — 192 (5) 2. Hunter (New York, N.Y.) — 181 3. James E. Taylor (Katy, Texas) — 164 4. Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, Ga.) — 154 (2) 5. Barrington (Barrington, Ill.) — 149 (1) 6. Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) — 139 7. Thomas Jefferson (Alexa...
by deserto
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 19201

Re: Preseason Poll

If anybody reading this (excepting current high school players) would like to participate in this poll, shoot me an email at g.brisontrezise AT gmail.
by deserto
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 19201

Re: Preseason Poll

Chromica wrote:Quick question: Any idea when we can expect a mid-season poll update?
Within the first two weeks of January; I'm drafting an email to prospective voters right now. Thanks for your interest!
by deserto
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 19201

Re: Preseason Poll

RESULTS: TOP 25 (seven voters)*: 1. Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, Ga.) — 167 (2) 2. Hunter (New York, N.Y.) — 165 (1) 3. Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) — 159 (2) 4. Detroit Catholic Central (Novi, Mich.) — 150 (2) 5. James E. Taylor (Katy, Texas) — 145 6. Darien (Darien, Conn.) — 125 7. Westview (San...
by deserto
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 19201

Re: Preseason Poll

I've gotten a handful of ballots and plan to post results within the next few days. If anyone who has not heard from me directly is interested in contributing a ballot (excepting current high school players), let me know at g.brisontrezise AT gmail. Thanks!
by deserto
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 19201

Preseason Poll

Hello all, I am working to revive the national high school poll. I plan to employ the methodology Matt Weiner introduced in 2015. Victor Prieto, who last coordinated the poll, gave me his blessing to take it over. I've emailed a geographically diverse group of coaches and tournament directors reques...
by deserto
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Read this tonight. Thanks to all who played, and to Victor (Prieto, I'm assuming?) for demonstrating how to read on the IRC. Kenji took first with 140 points over three rounds, while Naveed Chowdhury, formerly of the University of Maryland, claimed second with 130 points.
by deserto
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Any plans for this yet? The IRC is here ; just copy-paste clues into the chat one-at-a-time, and wait around 5-10 seconds in between giving clues. Make sure to call on the first person to type "buzz"; if they type "wd" they withdraw and can buzz again later (generally). Thanks for the explainer, Ke...
by deserto
Sun May 29, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

After having been spared a face-off with Jeff Hoppes, Lincoln College D won Geography Monstrosity VIII Friday night — congrats! Thanks to everyone who contributed questions (Vasa Clarke, Raynell Cooper, Jeff, Larissa Kelly, and Corry Wang) and staffed (Stephen Eltinge, and two generous high school s...
by deserto
Fri May 27, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

cwest123 wrote:Request for team "Titicacaians" to be allowed to have 6 members
Totally fine, and you should be prepared to end up with even more — you'll just have to share buzzers
by deserto
Fri May 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Outlook grim but I'll see what I can do. Work project in the way right now. No worries; I know the announcement came at the last minute. However, I'm glad to say I received an additional packet (thanks, Vasa Clarke!), for a total of three. I'm planning on running the tourney as a four-team round ro...
by deserto
Thu May 26, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

I wasn't invited to staff HSNCT so I won't be around but I'll try to write a packet! edit: definitely not by 5pm tomorrow though Whatever questions you can contribute tonight — or by midday tomorrow — would be most appreciated. Not counting your questions we'll probably have two packets of 10/10, w...
by deserto
Tue May 24, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

Yep! It's open to everyone.
by deserto
Tue May 24, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

The all-geography HSNCT side event will be returning for an eighth consecutive year, in its usual timeslot (10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, May 27, after the conclusion of HSNCT scrimmages). I will be organizing this year's iteration of GM, as Jeff Hoppes is occupied with HSNCT prep. 1) Packet submissi...
by deserto
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

Pleased to announce HACK has received platinum qualifier status for PACE NSC. The coaches of the tournament's top three finishers, Solon A, Sidney, and Olentangy Liberty A, should be receiving emails from PACE soon confirming their qualification for NSC. Thanks again for attending HACK!
by deserto
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

One last call for registrations — please email me if your team is interested in attending HACK! Note that we've lowered the registration cost for additional teams from a school to $50.
by deserto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

Bump for field update. Please email me if you have any interest in attending HACK.
by deserto
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

Bump! We hope to see you on Halloween for a spooky day of quiz bowl :shock:
by deserto
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

Schools (teams; buzzers; moderators)

Divine Child (Mich.) (2; 1; 0)
Olentangy Liberty (3; 2; 1)
Olmsted Falls (1; 0; 0)
Sidney (1; 1; 0)
Smithville (2; 1; 0)
Solon (2; 1-2; 0)

Total: 11 teams
by deserto
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK) - 10/31

On behalf of Kenyon College Quiz Bowl, I’m pleased to announce our intention to host the Halloween Academic Contest at Kenyon (HACK), a mirror of the regular-difficulty tournament CALI (info here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=17412 ), on Saturday, Oct. 31 — costumes welcome! Ke...
by deserto
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History of the quiz bowl distribution
Replies: 10
Views: 3971

History of the quiz bowl distribution

Could anyone reading this post shed some light on how the present quiz bowl subject distribution came to be? I recognize that the distribution is not a totally rigid thing and often varies slightly from set to set. But at least in the 20/20 format, it seems to be the consensus opinion that there sho...
by deserto
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!

Thanks to those who've registered. We look forward to a small, fun tourney on Saturday, and will email teams with more details soon. If you were thinking of registering but haven't yet, please do so ASAP. We will close the field tomorrow evening.
by deserto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!

Glad to hear it, Andrew! The sooner folks register, the better :)
by deserto
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/4

We've received permission from UMD to eliminate the packet-submission requirement for this mirror of STIMPY. We're also moving the tournament date to 4/11 to give teams more time to make arrangements to attend. Hope to see some of you in Gambier in three weeks!
by deserto
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/4

Field

Pitt (2)
CMU
Wright State (2)
House team

Total: 6
by deserto
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 5378

STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!

Kenyon College’s quiz bowl club is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of STIMPY on Saturday, April 4. The global announcement for STIMPY can be found here . We hope this added location will allow teams in the Ohio/Great Lakes region to more easily play the set, one of the last regular-d...
by deserto
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9319

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

There was a toss-up on Brazil with a clue that went something like, "A massive statue of Jesus Christ towers over this country's capital." Ranjani from TJ C noticed this and commented that the question seemed to be referencing Christ the Redeemer, which is in Rio, not in Brasilia. Just thought I'd m...
by deserto
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

I'll jump in here to say that, for a tournament we hosted at Hanover last year, I sent physical invitations to 6-8 Maine schools and email invitations to as many more and got no replies. Like Matt, I have seen no indication that Maine or Rhode Island has any form of organized quiz bowl. It would be ...
by deserto
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)
Replies: 18
Views: 5636

Re: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)

kcommo wrote:Looks like we're going to have a final field of 66 teams -- 48 varsity, 18 novice. It's updated above.
Sweet, and good luck!
by deserto
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12315

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man wrote:
Tower Monarch wrote:. . . Dummit. . .
Completely unrelated, but this guy's son (who's a math grad student at Madison) totally played on my ACF Fall team.
And his daughter, Krysta, played high school qb for Champlain Valley from 2007 to 2011.
by deserto
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at CSU Long Beach?
Replies: 2
Views: 6089

Re: New Team at CSU Long Beach?

NAQT has an in-depth guide to starting a college team . So. Cal teams who have attended tournaments within the last year include UCSD, UCLA, the Claremont Colleges, Cal. Tech., UC-Riverside, UC-Irvine, and maybe some others (I only looked at stats for a few tournaments); teams from ASU and Berkeley ...
by deserto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Various Thoughts on New England QB

Greetings, I have played quiz bowl for Hanover (NH) High since the fall of my freshman year and have participated in probably 30-35 events in VT, NH, and elsewhere in New England. I have accumulated lots of experience and thoughts on the state of New England quiz bowl, which I think may be helpful, ...
by deserto
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 65703

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

From my limited conversations with/eavesdropping on people, more seemed upset and disappointed by Friday's packet-submission tournament than by Sunday's house-written one; that may be because people had very low expectations for Sunday's tournament to begin with (in which case, why did they even go?...
by deserto
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 65703

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I hereby express interest in all 3 events. A high school teammate of mine may come with me, too. Since I'll be graduating from high school this year, I take it I may play with him in all three events; is this correct?
by deserto
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Watch Jeopardy tonight!
Replies: 17
Views: 6415

Re: Watch Jeopardy tonight!

Krishna Bharathala plays for Mission San Jose in California. I met Elyse Mancuso, and I think Jeff Haylon, too, at the NY try-out. Sukanya Roy, the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, was also at the NY try-out; I was actually surprised she didn't make it, especially given Jeopardy's histor...
by deserto
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 New Hampshire NAQT Championship, 4/14 @ HHS
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: 2012 New Hampshire NAQT Championship, 4/14 @ HHS

Regrettably, we had to cancel this tournament, because only one team signed up. I do hope it will happen next year.
by deserto
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 New Hampshire NAQT Championship, 4/14 @ HHS
Replies: 2
Views: 741

2012 New Hampshire NAQT Championship, 4/14 @ HHS

The Hanover High School Quiz Bowl Club is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the second annual New Hampshire NAQT Championship at HHS on Saturday, April 14th. The competition will consist of two portions: a set of preliminary rounds, and a set of playoff rounds between teams that performed ...
by deserto
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2012 VCU Spring Tournament (3/10/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 4191

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2012 VCU Spring Tournament (3/10/12)

As good as St. Anselm's assuredly are, I doubt they got 21 TUs in their game against Deep Run C.
by deserto
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 8079

Re: Learning Geography

I, too, am a former Geo Bee contestant. I've been able to retain most of what I learned in studying for the Geo Bee, but I like to refresh my memory by opening an atlas occasionally. If you are serious about learning geo, I would suggest getting this book: http://www.amazon.com/Geography-Bee-Complet...
by deserto
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE
Replies: 62
Views: 26177

Re: Mythology set

Why is Polynesian part of the "American" part of the distribution? Doesn't Polynesian/Aboriginal mythology warrant its own, albeit a small, part of the distribution?