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by Kyle
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals?
Replies: 12
Views: 5714

When I was discussing staff for the SCT with R., he emailed a lot of teams from around the northeast trying to figure out how many would come. He came up with 16 total teams, plus our Div. II team and Passner make 18 total. Perhaps some of those teams who told R. they would like to come ought to reg...
by Kyle
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)
Replies: 18
Views: 8065

Here are some specifics for the SCT at Harvard on February 10, 2007. Time : 9:00 Registration 9:15 NAQT-mandatory players' meeting 9:30 Start With timed rounds and a short lunch break, I think we can get the tournament over by a very reasonable hour. For lunch, I have a list of cheap places to eat i...
by Kyle
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)
Replies: 18
Views: 8065

Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)

After a relaxing winter break away from my computer, I'm finally announcing the NAQT Northeast Sectional Championship Tournament at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) on Saturday, February 10. The SCT entry fee will be $120 for the first team from a school and $100 for each subsequent team. We also ...
by Kyle
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Northeast Sectional?
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

I think we can get enough staff, plus R. is looking around the Boston area and says he can probably get some more. Obviously it depends on how many teams play, but we'll also give a discount for staff and it should work out. As I said, I'll officially announce this as soon as I'm told to go ahead.
by Kyle
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Northeast Sectional?
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

I've been talking to him. I'm just waiting on "official confirmation" and some extra information before I post that Harvard will be hosting it. It should work out, though.
by Kyle
Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 33049

ImmaculateDeception wrote:
Kyle wrote:...if you're going to ask a question about advertising mascots...
Worst hypothesis ever?
MaS
For precedent in high school quiz bowl, I refer you to Stephen, the Dell guy (http://www.naqt.com/samples/t1160packet_1.pdf). Serta sheep, at least, are cute.
by Kyle
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 33049

(Sorry for the double post) Incidentally, here's my vote for worst (or should it be best?!) tossup ever: This (noun) (verb) kids with (amount of time) of fun in the (decade). Usually ordered through Weekly Readers, you played by filling in a skeleton with (noun) and (noun). For (number) points, name...
by Kyle
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 33049

I think my favorite moment this year was the strangest (albeit well written ) tossup at the Harvard tournement. The answer was: Serta Sheep. Sheep, Mattress-selling sheep, and Mattress-selling sheep with numbers on them, were the answers my teammate provided, but none were sufficient. I didn't writ...
by Kyle
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 24273

You guys make it sound like NAQT is losing interest among high school teams, and that's not the case. There are lots of high school NAQT tournaments and the field for the HSNCT is increasing, not decreasing. The result is that NAQT cares more and more about high school and less and less about colleg...
by Kyle
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals
Replies: 60
Views: 24273

Hey, I'm willing. I exchanged a flurry of emails with R. last week, but I haven't heard back in a couple days, so I assume NAQT is still pondering the Brown/Harvard proposal. We'd rather play than host, but Brown/Harvard seems to be the only option. If there is no sectional in the northeast, then w...
by Kyle
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SEC tournament?
Replies: 33
Views: 12395

Many teams don't have the transportation to make even a 200 mile trip. Just look at the field for Yale's BoB, which is about halfway between the various Ivies; only Brown and Harvard are listed as attending so far. Sadly, to make your point better: our transportation fell through for Yale. I still ...
by Kyle
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: wit results
Replies: 23
Views: 10460

Jerry did not mention in his post that Brown A ran the table at 9-0 (3-0 playoffs). Dartmouth A finished second at 6-3 (2-1), while two of the Harvard house teams finished tied at 5-4 (1-2, 0-3). Jerry was the leading individual scorer by a large margin, followed by Julia from Harvard, if memory ser...
by Kyle
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: wit results
Replies: 23
Views: 10460

Just a quick warning: please wait until after our mirror of the WIT tomorrow to discuss the questions in any detail. Thanks!
by Kyle
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Secondary Transactions of Quiz Bowl Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 5885

As someone currently active in the question-selling market (selling the questions from our high school tournament), I just wanted to point out that passing around a new set of house-written questions for free seems unfair to the teams that did pay money for them. If I were to take our questions and ...
by Kyle
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15995

I am curious whether anybody thought the bonuses were too long in addition to the tossups. Don't long bonuses slow down the game just as much as long tossups? Anyway, I thought it was a good set in terms of answer choice and a good tournament. My team had a great time. Thanks on behalf of both Harva...
by Kyle
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in a WIT mirror on the East Coast?
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Ok, so we're going to do this. I just put in the room request and I'll confirm the location and time when I hear back from the bureaucracy, but there shouldn't be any problem at all. We're going to hold this mirror on Sunday, November 19 at Harvard. Everyone is welcome to come and we'll be able to p...
by Kyle
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

Questions for sale

I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this (and please move it if necessary), but I just wanted to note that the questions from the Harvard Fall Tournament are now on sale for those teams that could not manage to come. There are 12 rounds of 20/20 house-written tossup/bonus questions. We're...
by Kyle
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in a WIT mirror on the East Coast?
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Actually, Jerry, that might be fun to have up at Harvard if no one else is planning to run a mirror around here. We can certainly get the rooms, so if enough teams are willing to make the trip to Boston, then I'll email Paul and figure out if we can make it happen.
by Kyle
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Illinois Open 2006: Spite Burn, 11/11/2006 at Illinois
Replies: 16
Views: 9567

Re: IO Update

ImmaculateDeception wrote: FIFTEEN!
MaS
It's too bad. For a second I thought there was a glimmer of hope for the west coast.
by Kyle
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Illinois Open 2006: Spite Burn, 11/11/2006 at Illinois
Replies: 16
Views: 9567

Re: IO Update

ImmaculateDeception wrote:and Washington (Jon Pinyan et al.)
When you say "Washington," I take it you don't mean my quiz bowl deficient homeland, right?
by Kyle
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

Apologies to Needham A, who was actually fourth, while Central Catholic placed fifth. I posted results without reading my own stats.
by Kyle
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

RESULTS

Eleven teams came to Cambridge on a beautiful SAT Saturday to participate in the Harvard Fall Tournament. The most exciting part of the tournament was not the competition, but the hour that former State College standout John Lesieutre and I spent locked in one of the competition rooms while the tour...
by Kyle
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Vancouver Estival Trivia Open question packets
Replies: 52
Views: 35714

Nalbant in Turkish, Seppänen ["SEP-pan-en"] in Finnish, Haddad in Arabic, Pandai in Indonesian or Tagalog, Kuznetsov in Russian, Kovar in Czech, Kovacs ["KO-vatch"] in Hungarian, Gough ["goff"] in Irish, Ferraro in Italian, Herrera in Spanish, Lefevre in French, and Schmidt in German are all, for ...
by Kyle
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Tournament in Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 7017

I presume we're not talking about the National Geographic World Geography Olympiad or something like that. ??? Dr. Chuck, at the "National Geographic World Championship," f.k.a. the International Geographic Olympiad, the language barrier is eliminated by having real-time translation for each team t...
by Kyle
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

Oops! Sorry to Kellenberg and to any other schools whose names I just spelled incorrectly.
by Kyle
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

Yes, I'm very sorry for the delay. The tournament will run as announced, and it will be held in the Science Center. I'll get the specific room information within a few days and I'll let you all know, either here or by email. The Science Center is immediately north of Harvard Yard and is supposedly s...
by Kyle
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

With sincere apologies to Gonzaga, we'll stick with Saturday 10/14 as originally posted. Good luck on those SATs! Now, those of you who will be driving need to tell me what time you would like to start in the morning - do you want to be able to drive up on Saturday and not have to stay overnight, or...
by Kyle
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

Sorry for the delay...back from a Labor Day weekend without Internet. Well, only seniors would take the SAT in early October, but I would guess a fairly high percentage of seniors would. I just never had to worry about SAT dates during high school because we only attended one tournament, so it never...
by Kyle
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

I knew there was a good reason there were no other tournaments on that date, but I couldn't figure it out. How big a problem is this? Now I feel stupid.
by Kyle
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12249

RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)

Harvard University will be hosting the Harvard Fall Tournament on Saturday, October 14, 2006 in Cambridge, MA. Question specifics: - House-written questions - Untimed rounds - 20 tossups and 20 bonuses Fee structure: $70 first team $60 additional teams -$10 buzzer discount -$10 travel discount for m...
by Kyle
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would anybody come to a Harvard tournament in October?
Replies: 12
Views: 5541

I question whether you will actually hold the tournament on October 7 or any other date, NAQT questions or house-written. Harvard has announced tournaments in the past that lead teams to make plans, raise travel money, obtain their 60-day notice for out of state travel and then you cancelled. That ...
by Kyle
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would anybody come to a Harvard tournament in October?
Replies: 12
Views: 5541

Wow - it's great that there seems to be some interest. To answer the other posts: We definitely want to have the tournament on the Saturday in October that conflicts the least with other tournaments. I mentioned 10/14 as a possible date because I know TJ was looking at Columbus Day weekend (10/7-9) ...
by Kyle
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would anybody come to a Harvard tournament in October?
Replies: 12
Views: 5541

Would anybody come to a Harvard tournament in October?

Would there be any interest among the teams that read this board for an NAQT-style tournament at Harvard in October? Say, Saturday, October 14? I know there is an ever-increasing number of teams in New England - and MIT had a decent field at their tournament this spring - but it would be cool to get...
by Kyle
Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who's gonna win?
Replies: 38
Views: 17616

Lee-- you're right, we could have a huge off-topic discussion about it, but I'd rather not get into it... Until Ohio becomes primarily-NAQT, we will not be able to compete on level ground on a regular basis with the powerhouses. Sure, Solon did well last year, but they had Noah, who was probably th...
by Kyle
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14330

if the Harvard team that went 5-7 at SCT was playing at less than full strength, they should be in this group too. This team was just two people; one was Paco and apologies to the other whose name I have forgotten. The other member of Harvard's Div I team was Frank Kelly, who was very sick most of ...