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by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8147

Re: Specific Question Discussion

If I remember correctly there was a velocity and a mass tossup. In the velocity de Broglie was mentioned towards the end of the question. In mass, it was mentioned in the first line. How do you justify that? Also, isn't that also a repeat question?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more mediocre?
Replies: 20
Views: 8461

Re: How to make a team more mediocre?

:chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip: :chip:

Best way to improve. No doubt.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Looking to start a team
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Looking to start a team

I would suggest first by looking at the Date Claims for tournaments here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=13166 and seeing if maybe you could attend some of these tournaments. There are a couple of leagues that run on Questions Unlimited up in Westchester but as Matt said you shoul...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)
Replies: 22
Views: 6906

Re: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)

Irvington is definitely thinking of attending but because this tournament is 3 hours away form us I am hesitant to register because I anticipate transportation issues. But I suppose we'll register one team for now. Also what time does this tournament start?
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Northern NJ on Jan. 19 at Ridgewood HS
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: NHBB Northern NJ on Jan. 19 at Ridgewood HS

I believe it was 8 like the prelims. I know that in two of the three rooms it didn't happen for sure. It may have happened in the third room but for hte most part playoffs tend to be more even than prelims.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Word Regarding Registering for NHBB Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: A Word Regarding Registering for NHBB Tournaments

In my case, I tend to sign up for quizbowl tournaments with a range of possible teams, which allows some sort of flexibility. WIth NHBB however, the online registration gives off the vibe that the number of teams needs to be definite and as such the rosters are really only decided a week or 2 weeks ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for January
Replies: 15
Views: 2999

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for January

if you need people to help this run ill join. i know its a bit late but if it helps...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21186

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

So I'm going to start a midseason "analysis" of what going on in terms of New York quizbowl. Hunter A is taking the "avoid competitions we could win really easily". I respect that. They're still better than any team in the state. No doubt. They are in a class of their own. Kellenberg A can play any ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 28
Views: 7579

Re: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13

Absolutely no doubt in my mind that High Tech and St. Joe's are the top two team in the State. 3rd and 4th are High Tech w/ Rohan and Adithya and Ridgewood. Livingston put up some amazing bonus numbers at Scarsdale and Millburn seems to put up similarly impress bonus conversion. However, they seem t...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614051

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Obviously, I would like to play too, but someone has to host so I'll bring up the idea at practice.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614051

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

BHSAT is officially on for March 2. We'd love to see you all there its the same date as bloomfield just in case anyone hasnt noticed. the attendance is probably going to be down a bit from NJ teams. EDIT: This is also the same date as the biggest Westchester :chip: tournament. I know you people fro...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10424

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

Optimally, the power/neg ratio is infinity.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)
Replies: 22
Views: 6906

Re: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)

Attention! We have just received permission to use CATT instead of HSAPQ T32 (which I am to understand several NY/NJ teams have seen at Newtown). So please take a second look at this tournament and bring your full teams!
this is an unexpected twist. consider Irvington intrigued.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3148

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

Now that I think about it again, if there is a 3-0 team in the playoffs it should be total points because the team that advances should be the team that would be most competitive against the best competition. If there is a 0-3 team then beating a team that is not doing as well by a big margin doesn'...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3148

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I think that in case A points per game should be used as a tiebreaker and in cases B and C points per game should be used BUT the result against the team that won/lost all their games should be disregarded because the margin of defeat/victory against that team shou...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/9/13)
Replies: 19
Views: 8530

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/9/13)

Irvington will register 1-3 teams for this. I can also give you a mailing list of all the teams in our league in Westchester, but they mostly play :chip: so i don't how useful it will be.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY
Replies: 55
Views: 14354

Re: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY

Could you put another Irvington team in? I'm feeling optimistic. Also we might have a moderator and there's like a 1% chance we'll have 2 moderators.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 12767

Re: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012

Irvington B will not be coming, hope you all have fun. This looks like its going to be one of the bests tournaments in the region this year.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England '12-13 comparisons and discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2521

Re: New England '12-13 comparisons and discussion

It's worth thinking about how much we want the western part of the Connecticut circuit to be integrated with New York/New Jersey. I think this is an excellent point. I think this is especially true for the upcoming Newtown tournament. I anticipated that the amount of interested teams would be much ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY
Replies: 55
Views: 14354

Re: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY

Irvington will most definitely be attending with at least 2 teams and 2 buzzer systems.

Don't forget to plug this on Saturday.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 12767

Re: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012

Irvington may send a B team (interest is hereby expressed). The A team will be at the History Bowl in Westchester.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

Re: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)

I would like to confirm that Irvington is bringing one team. Can you provide a running waitlist also? For some reason people on my team actually wanted to go to this so I may want to put a second team of the waitlist, but if the waitlist is too long i won't bother.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: building the strongest team
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: building the strongest team

In my opinion tryouts don't really work unless you have over 20 truly committed players. A player who is unskilled but willing to improve is way better than a player who is skilled but unwilling to improve. At the beginning of the year a coach would be more likely to cut the former player and keep t...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for November
Replies: 23
Views: 4317

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for November

I guess I'll play. I want to be on team Socrates. That guy is awesome. (The soccer player not the philosopher) Also if you are open to team name suggestions, the Mellberg Moustaches and Higuita Handlebars.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing The United States Geography Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 3533

Re: Announcing The United States Geography Challenge

Since this legitimate competition has to run on Friday night, and it has to use the same time and the same staffer corps as the Trash "Bees," you should probably just cancel the Trash Bees outright and run the legitimate event instead. When David was announcing this at a tournament that he was mode...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)
Replies: 39
Views: 11291

Re: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)

Irvington expresses interest. We have had some transportation issues and hopefully they will be mended.

EDIT: Just put us down for one team for now. We'll probably bring 2 buzzer systems.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT XII - IS-120 - 10/20/12 - Uniondale, NY
Replies: 30
Views: 9089

Re: LIFT XII - IS-120 - 10/20/12 - Uniondale, NY

My name is spelled wrong in the stats as is my teammate's. I mean it's not really a big deal but if my handwriting was so atrocious on the roster sheet, it does represent a bigger problem.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The line between QB music and Trash music
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

Re: The line between QB music and Trash music

"The Girl from Ipanema" is an incredibly important bossa work that I don't ever recall seeing in a tossup. At NAC this year there was an audio clip of "The Girl from Ipanema" asking for the type of music or the language being sung in "this 1960's hit" ( I know that's stupid, after all it's :chip: )...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for October
Replies: 30
Views: 5186

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for October

I'm disappointed for having a need to explain these team names.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 14820

Re: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)

Irvington will definitely be bringing one team, but no moderators or buzzer systems.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13931

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

The Northmont team featured one varsity player- she is our second best player. The other three were JV players auditioning for varsity spots. Our best player and our other varsity players were not there. I was only thinking of it in a NY/NJ regional sense but yeah Northmont was about at a B team le...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT XII - IS-120 - 10/20/12 - Uniondale, NY
Replies: 30
Views: 9089

Re: LIFT XII - IS-120 - 10/20/12 - Uniondale, NY

Irvington plans on sending one or two teams with two buzzer systems.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13931

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

From some of the discussion, I see that a bunch of teams were not at full strength. What letters should I be using for each of these teams in my rankings? Unless you plan on using A- and B+, pretty much all of the teams seemed close enough to full strength and not severely depleted. The sole except...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21186

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

I was about to write a whole thing but Sam pretty much summed it up. I'm also super excited you're on the forums Max and I will always be willing to help you transition to pyramidal. On another note I don't think I ever remember you in a green shirt. EDIT: [shameless plug]The first MACC is the same ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 28
Views: 7579

Re: NJ Team Comparisons (Post-Seton Hall)

First, there's no reason to start a new thread for this. Just add it to the New Jersey Discussion. That sounds like a fine idea. --Mgmt. Secondly, my team probably came the closest to beating St. Joe's so they definitely were beatable as was everyone else. Because it was an A set, it shouldn't be re...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 28
Views: 7579

Re: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13

How many players on last year's Hunter A and Hunter B teams have graduated? Will Hunter A finally be beatable? 5: Lily Chen, York Chen, Richard Yu, Paul Moschetti, and David Xu. Hunter A will be Zihan Zheng Marianna Zhang Wilton Rao/Willie Ha/ WIlliam Dou most likely. They will be beatable if Roey ...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 29478

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

Reading poetry and short stories isn't time consuming and it goes a long way.
Same can be said of spark notes.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 14820

Re: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)

I'm afraid that one of our league tournaments conflicts with this date so I can't moderate but there may be a very slim chance that we still bring 1 team.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13931

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

I can say for sure that we will bring at least one team but we probably wont bring more than three. In terms of a concrete answer, I'll definitely have one by Tuesday if not earlier.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13931

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

SInce spots are filling up quick I guess you can put down Irvington for 2 teams and 1-2 buzzer systems.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for September
Replies: 37
Views: 6466

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for September

I probably can't make Wednesday next week, so I would prefer to have Cleveland's game on Tuesday. It's not a big deal about being notified as long as you know now when the games are.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21186

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

NAC conflicted with senior prom
NAC has 3 dates. why not go to chicago the next weekend, or better yet HSNCT the weekend before?
Well from the sound of it, Smithtown East will be participating more actively this year. I hope to see you guys at at least a few tournaments.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for September
Replies: 37
Views: 6466

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for September

If you need to fill slots then I'll join. As for the fact whether I qualify, Matthew Powers can testify that I get about as many questions as he does when we've played on skype. If I am added, my preference on when to play will change on a week by week basis
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13931

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

Irvington (NY) would like to express interest for 1-3 teams.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614051

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

I should probably say that Irvington plans on hosting a tournament on HSAPQ questions at some point in the fall, but until I get the schedule for the local league I can't set a final date. Also I know that an HSAPQ set will be used at UPenn. Are the 2 locations too close to each other to run the sam...
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 14820

Re: SCOP mirror @ Hunter College High School, NYC (10/13/12)

expressing interest for Irvington. I take it I don't count as an experienced moderator but all the same i am expressing interest in that too.

EDIT: I forget words sometimes.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614051

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

SHP is planning to try to come to MIT to play this set before we host it the next weekend!
That's such a coincidence, my team was planning on doing that too. (just kidding)
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Movies "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 9
Views: 4971

Re: Movies "for Quizbowl"

Biopics help with history a bit, but sometimes you have to take the with a grain of salt.
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman High School (SC) Tournaments for 2012-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: Dorman High School (SC) Tournaments for 2012-2013

Will the Dorman housewrite available to be mirrored?