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by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Online Skype Practice League General Announcement
Replies: 20
Views: 5007

Re: 2012-2013 Online Skype Practice League General Announcement

I hereby express interest for the novice division for the first phase (whenever that is), but I have a question. If someone is a member of a winning team in the novice division can they play later in the year in the expert division?
Expect soccer references. :)
Yes. Yes. Oh my God. Yes.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614025

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

first or second year of HS quiz bowl
Does :chip: count as HS quiz bowl? Does NHBB? I am asking because there are a couple of players that are eligible if they do but aren't if they don't.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614025

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Is the Hunter Novice Tournament a Frosh/Soph tournament?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

One area I wish had another tournament or two was the city of New York itself. Prison Bowl is a thing, and Trinity, which hasn't had much affiliation with the game has attended the past couple of years and done quite well. Hunter also is doing a Fall Novice Tournament, which may be a little bit on ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

Brian, there will be Westchester tournaments this year, notably two planned in Scarsdale and a potential one in Irvington that Long Island teams should attend. The NY Metro State Tournament last year had only 1 Long Island school and they ended up winning. Westchester is a region that needs to intro...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

though geographically, they're technically the latter
False.I do not accept this statement as fact. Anyway, Ardsley was the first Westchester team to go to HSNCT in years (I assume).
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

Queensbury went to :chip: nationals last year
Looks like they did OK. 3-3 with losses to two of the best teams at New Orleans.
It'd be nice if NY was recognized for QB aside from just the city area
No one recognizes NY asides from Hunter in places that are 100+miles away.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

MasterMinds teams I would guess can be safely written off, as even the better teams in that competition struggle to reach 300 points in a game on NAQT A-set questions. Do they play with different rules that lead to lower scoring games? I can't believe that the teams are weaker than some Westchester...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 28
Views: 7574

Re: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13

Does High Tech have strong Lit & Humanties players to join with their formidable talents in History & Science? Grace was very good at lit. So i have no doubt that some of her knoledge has rubbed off. Lukas on High Tech will probably round out the A team. Don't really know what his strengths are (as...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21178

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

NEW YORK CITY Having played Hunter B at RSI, Hunter is still the team to beat in New York this year, but the graduations have impacted them. Even Hunter B will be a good team this year,the depth of the teams was so deep last year that there shouldn't be any problem. However, I shudder to think what...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67643

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

I know that my following statement is going to be criticized but... This was a summer tournament just for fun so having the packet isn't as big of a deal (realistically, no one will mirror this after Ryan's scathing review), and having the first writing experience be for a summer tournament before w...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67643

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

Will the stats be posted anywhere? It seemed like it was important despite the fact that this was a just for fun tournament. I can certainly say that I enjoyed myself. It was nice meeting new people and seeing the people I knew again. I hope that the other two days are just as enjoyable.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67643

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

I do have a question, I don't think I quite understand the breakdown completely. We have three people (including me) on our team that should be able to play all three days, since we went to the same high school (Ward Melville) and we're all in the same college (Stony Brook). But for Saturday, one o...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614025

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

i was under the impression that there were only 3 A sets. anyway Scarsdale is planning a tournament, so if they want to use an a set then we're probably not going to stop them. does anyone know how i would go about acquiring a HSAPQ packet to use for the tournament? i was leaning towards HSAPQ anyway
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614025

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Irvington plans on hosting something at some point, as an introductory pyramidal tournament to Westchester. We would prefer to use an easy set like an A set or mirror a set that isn't too hard. But as all the A sets will be used at some point and I don't know what sets are the best to use for introd...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

So ummmm who won?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon May 28, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 47203

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

ah i understand. i just didnt think of that.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon May 28, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 47203

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

I am just a high schooler, so clearly my opinion doesn't matter. And i am totally foreign to this format. But why would the problem not just be solved by going into the Final Four with a traditional semifinal? The winner of the winners bracket already received a bye anyway right? Because i haven't b...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon May 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

Any updates? Brian? I assume there is/was a hard copy of the playoff bracket in New Orleans
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat May 26, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

My point being it's kind of a tick in the column for "NAC doesn't do well at accurately ranking teams due to flaws in its questions and/or format." I am aware. I'm just "that guy" who enjoys answering rhetorical questions. Also i'm not part of many "remember when..." type things in quizbowl so i in...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat May 26, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

Remember when Parkersburg returned everyone after finishing 2nd in 2010 and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in 2011?
Yes i do. there was quite a hullabaloo around the bracket when it happened. same thing happened with the #1 seed, Hawken, at that tournament.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat May 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

A warning to NAC teams: Harrison, the defending champs, returned everyone from last year's team. They won Indiana's QU State Championship this year and finished a narrow runnerup at NAQT Rotary State (to Culver Academies). They should be considered a strong threat to repeat. High Tech finished 9-1 ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun May 20, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51351

Re: 2012 NAC

I know that i'm wasting my time here, but can we please not use this thread to bash NAC. Its pointless. The people who go to NAC and are on the forums semi-frequently know its bad and those who dont know its bad aren't on the forums. There are some people who are genuinely interested at what happens...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun May 06, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results/Stats
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: Final Results/Stats

Does anyone have a list of the Top 20 Varsity who made it? its on the facebook group but off the top of my head in no particular order they are: Alex Frey Mark Arildsen RIchard Yu Bruce McCuskey (top 4?) Bobby Dorigo Jones Ankit Aggarwal Sameer Rai Tabitha Walker Andrew Van Duyn Andrew Salyer Colli...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri May 04, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Feedback Request
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Question Feedback Request

1968 DNC made me sigh in amazement. i was positive no one would choose it. i was proved wrong. i dont remember hearing all of them but there are definitely some answer lines i enjoy like edict of nantes and ethelred the unready. just from looking at the list the dick cheney hunting thing seems like ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed May 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 8378

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

And some people from my team would probably be interested.
Get them interested. They don't listen to me
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 13787

Re: NJ Discussion 2011-2012

Thanks for the shout out Mr. Powers. I also feel the need to include Ryan Rosenberg in that list because he reached the top 16 in the bowl BY HIMSELF.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Re: One Juggernaut or Four Well-Rounded Individuals?

Well having a GOOD well rounded comes from having a good program. A good program starts from having good players. Those good players in turn motivate, teach and mentor the lesser players so that the entire team becomes good. Look at LASA and Hunter.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kenneth's Charity AP Quizbowl Tournament - May 19, 2012, ASU
Replies: 7
Views: 2805

Re: Kenneth's Charity AP Quizbowl Tournament - May 5, 2012 @ ASU

So... are you saying that no team will get >25 ppb?
i think that only a handful of teams across the country can over 25 ppb on a d2 sct set. my team cant even get it on an a set (like 1.5 ppb away)
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12984

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Next week, we'll use an all history packet to prep for NHBB Nationals in the prelim game
Is there any way i could hear this packet despite the fact that i am not on a team in OSPL?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9940

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

Kellenberg will be there with one team, two buzzers, and no reader/moderators.
Kellenberg would make 24, i believe, unless i counted wrong. In terms of format, will it be 4 groups of 6 rebracketed for playoffs

Wow i suck at reading.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12
Replies: 22
Views: 7763

Re: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12

Unfortunately no teams from Westchester will be able to attend this tournament because of a schedule conflict but good luck to everyone attending.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10124

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

It's one thing if it's a player that actually tries to get questions. It's another when you try to be like this kid I think its worth noting that this kid did get questions in previous games and did okay. Not to mention the fact that this was against DCC and they probably like one lined the first f...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10124

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

On a side note, at the Connecticut invitational, a younger player from Hanover was actually a little worried about getting the neg prize If i would have been able to drum up a team then i feel pretty certain that i could have won it. And if we had played you guys the teams attitude towards the neg ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How do you keep newer players involved?
Replies: 37
Views: 13588

Re: How do you keep newer players involved?

Wow, holy crap. CR is a school of 2000 kids and we struggle to get more than 6 students to ever come to practice because of all their other activities. How the heck do you get 35 kids to show up to a practice? We can never split practice up because one room would have 2 kids in I can say that in my...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5747

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

I will try to talk to my team but it is unlikely that they will respond as it is the holidays and i am unsure of how they react to one more tournament to the busy schedule. But I would like to express extremely tentative interest on behalf of my team.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2534

Re: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th

CYRUS ZHOU from GREAT NECK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
I believe it was Ryan Zhang form Great Neck South who finished in the top 5 not Cyrus Zhou.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2534

Re: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th

You'll have to thank White Plains for some of the buzzers as well. I know that Joe beat Mark in the JV Bee.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzing in faster
Replies: 8
Views: 6339

Re: Buzzing in faster

In our school this past week we had an annual competition between grades in our high school and one of the events was a mock quizbowl event. (They were just edited :chip: questions so that there were no hoses). I managed to win quite a few buzzer races because i recognized this and i buzzed as soon ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9940

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

Irvington is also expressing tentative interest,
Unfortunately Irvington can't come because some local tournament dates got switched and now the biggest county wide tournament is on the 21st.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESCHEDULED: THE SJHS MIRROR OF GSAC XIX, SUNDAY 2/12/12
Replies: 36
Views: 10865

Re: RESCHEDULED: THE SJHS MIRROR OF GSAC XIX, SUNDAY 2/12/12

Also, in Irvington A's match v. Hunter B, we are marked as having gotten 0 tossups, though I think the final total score is right. Through some intense attempted deduction, I have the conclusion that i got 3 tossups and so did Sam Donow with 1 neg amongst the team assuming a likely 20.00 ppb. that ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESCHEDULED: THE SJHS MIRROR OF GSAC XIX, SUNDAY 2/12/12
Replies: 36
Views: 10865

Re: RESCHEDULED: THE SJHS MIRROR OF GSAC XIX, SUNDAY 2/12/12

Probably around the same time most such 10+ round tournaments end---sometime between 5 & 6 PM.
Will the tournament be 10 rounds for all teams or will it be dependent on how far the team goes? (in other words will it be single elimination with no additional games being played after elimination?)
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 73056

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

If it helps, these are the mistakes I know of: (in the form {listed name} => {real name}) Adam Jeffe => Adam Jaffe, Alec Volfson => Alec Vulfson, Jens Sannerd => Jens Sannerud, Nillon Yeh => Dillon Yeh In addition, Mertin Gross-Lecyzycki=>Martin Gross-Lecyzycki (I'm not sure about the last name, bu...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Clarifications
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: NHBB Clarifications

What is the situation with chaperones? As there likely will be a local league tournament on the same day as NJ States most of my team, including the coach, will be at that tournament. So do I need to bring an adult in association with the school? And if i attend unofficially does the school still qu...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Motivating Teammates
Replies: 6
Views: 3394

Re: Motivating Teammates

There is a Quiz Bowl group on Facebook. It has over 350 members and it has certainly has helped me. You can play with people around your skill level on tinychat.com. You can also hold additional practices online for the team via skype or tinychat. Practicing on your free time in a game style environ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 73056

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

There is a board rule limiting stats requests to once per week per thread
I apologize. I was not aware of this rule. It will not happen again.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 73056

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

On the NAQT website, and they may also link it on here. Yes, I am aware that it will be on the NAQT website but i was hoping for an alternate page that may have all the stats up earlier. For example, LIFT XI stats this year were up on the database within a couple of days but not on the NAQT website...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 73056

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

Where, when they are completed, will the stats be shown?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY Discussion 2011-12
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: NY Discussion 2011-12

though their B team is showing some promise and may be able to continue to be impressive next year. Their B team is all seniors also, to my knowledge at least, so their C team will likely become their A team. However, if the B team shows anything it is that White Plains can put in inexperienced sen...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY Discussion 2011-12
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: NY Discussion 2011-12

I don't know much about Westchester, but it does seem like that region has generally been stronger than Long Island this year, which makes sense considering the group of seniors that graduated from Long Island schools in 2011. The good Westchester performances are based on a few key players and mos...