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by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 6129

Re: USABB Nationals - final call for players!

Each event this weekend will have an opening meeting. All the opening meetings will take place in the International Ballroom, Salons D, E, and F. While attendance at each opening meeting is not required, it's a very good idea to be there, so you can hear the specific rules for each competition, ask ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue May 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 6129

Re: USABB Nationals - final call for players!

The updated field list is at this page, and I'll look into Regional stats. Thanks, and see you next week!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue May 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 6129

USABB Nationals

The US Academic Bee and Bowl National Championship weekend is quickly approaching. If you're already signed up, we're excited to see you in two weeks! If you're not signed up yet and are interested in playing in one or more of the events, there's still time! Registration is open until Monday. Full L...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue May 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 14022

Re: IHSA 2017

The writers for IHSA 2017-18 are: Brad Fischer: history, social sciences other than religion, auditory-based fine art, miscellaneous, some math Noah Prince: literature other than mythology, math, visual-based fine art, religion, miscellaneous Andrew Wang: science, mythology We'll be working together...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue May 09, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 14022

Re: IHSA 2017

Also, it was un-reported in the minutes because it doesn't require action by anybody above Kraig & the AdCo, but we recommended that stats, including individual tossup totals and part-by-part bonus conversion, be kept at Regionals/Sectionals/State and tabulated for online records. Rob Grierson is ti...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue May 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 14022

Re: IHSA 2017

Now that the AdCo minutes are posted, I am thrilled to report that the IHSA Scholastic Bowl Advisory Committee has recommended me as the next Head Editor for the IHSA State Series. (It technically isn't official until the next level of IHSA meetings approves it, but this is one of those things that ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon May 01, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

Here are the final Bowl standings.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The 2016-2017 US History Bee questions (and qualifying exams from regionals) are available here ! The US Geography Olympiad exams are available here as well; answer keys for the written and cartographic exams will be available soon. All other packets will be posted once they're cleared in September.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

For the Yalta Conference, didn't the Treaty of Portsmouth also negotiate for Dalian and Sakhalin? By my reading, the Treaty of Portsmouth notes that the Liaodong Peninsula is leased, but doesn't mention anything specific about Dalian being internationalized. Sakhalin & Kuril is closer - at Yalta th...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Yeah, the distro for USHB specifies certain numbers of questions per time period and per category (such as social history). It's a bit tricky to determine what very recent social history is going to be accessible. This leads me to another question: are the history portions of bee and bowl distribut...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

IGB Food: the Portland tossup started with Stumptown Coffee and Voodoo donuts, then got to non-food things like Powell's. I can't find a food-based California question, but if you provide me a clue I can look further. Assuming those are the 4, it's basically pretty geographically diverse as far as A...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

WARNING: crapload of extremely picayune complaints incoming. Don't let this deceive you; I thought this was a great set. The map section of the usgo qualifier was somewhat poorly designed and doesn't reflect actual igeo too well at all. In the igb set, Honduras should not, not, not be promotable fo...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Now that I'm caught up on question text posting -- *We are planning on using at least some of these questions for Europe, Asia, and Australian/New Zealand championship use in the coming months. (The sets themselves are based on A-set and have questions from Nats added in after I kick out all the Ame...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

This event included an agreement on the internationalization of the port of Dalian. Southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands were promised to one country at this event. This meeting, which convened in the (+) Livadia Palace, established forced labor as a means of reparations and agreed on a desire f...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

Is there any chance JV could move to double elimination given that there was already an extra playoff round this year? I am fully expecting this to be the case, probably with 24 teams on an 8 W, 16 L split to start. (15 minutes of bracket math left me liking those numbers; feel free to start a new ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

This government created a service of inspectors called metsuke to investigate corruption. Prior to the rule of this government, its second ruler disobeyed orders and fought the Sanada clan at Ueda Castle [[oo-AY-da "castle"]]. It created a policy of alternate attendance between the central court an...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

swimmerstar wrote:Will the United States History Bee set be posted soon?
USHB is the one set guaranteed to have no questions grabbed for use abroad in the coming months, so we can get that posted soon. I'll try to have that done tonight when I get home.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I had a problem with I believe to be a tossup on saturday morning (I believe round one) where It talked about "Assassination of Kim Jong Un's Half Brother". I thought that it was really harsh on answers not giving the name of his half brother (Kim Jong Nam), I thought the simple "Assasination of Ki...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

After dreaming of a golden man in the sky, Emperor Ming summoned two of these people to translate a book with twenty-four chapters. One of these people, Ennin, was deported to Japan during a (+) campaign against these people by Emperor Wuzong. The travels of one of these people, (*) Xuanzang, inspi...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

What was the distribution for non-history questions (literature, science, FA, trash) this year? I felt like there were a lot more of those questions in bowl rounds as it started getting into later and later bowl rounds. Usually, each Bowl packet and each Bee packet (regionals and nationals) is plan...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Although not the unconscious, Cote and Levine studied the "collective" form of this concept. It was broken down into 8 separate challenges by a psychologist who wrote biographies of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther and focused on this concept. Stages of this psychological concept, which include au...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion

If you have any questions about a specific question, please ask them here! I can provide question text on request; please note which set (NHBB Bee, NHBB Bowl, US History Bee, International Geography Bee) the question's from. (I won't need to know packet number/prelims vs. playoffs/etc. details to se...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

Please discuss any broad thoughts about the set here. I've got a couple general theory topics I want to open conversations on, but I won't be able to start those today and want to see if people organically start them on their own; I may start new threads for those or not.
Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

I know from asking around that there's fairly substantial demand for a subforum. In general, this was a great set, but I had several very minor issues with it. I've e-mailed the board admins to ask for a private forum; when it exists, it'll be good for discussing all of the sets from this weekend. ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

Question feedback is appreciated - please send any notes, critiques, comments, to me at [email protected].com. If there is demand for a private subforum for discussion, I'll ask for one; last year's wasn't used much, but that might just have been a function of it being set up late. Please note that t...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

NHBB Nationals Recap

Thank you and congratulations to all who took part in the 2017 National History Bee and Bowl National Championships! 252 teams and over 350 individuals took part in what was a fantastic weekend of competitions. Congratulations to our National Champions! Varsity National History Bowl: Westview High ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4502

Re: Schedules & Stats

We're working on getting 2016 stats back up; the pages were infected (Madden's phrasing, not mine; I'm not generally involved with website upkeep, and for good reason) and came down as part of the general website chaos we experienced earlier in the year. We're looking to get that settled soon, but i...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4502

Re: Schedules & Stats

The Varsity Bowl playoffs followed/are following a double-elimination format, with consolation placement games to determine final placement within the tiers of teams who fell out of the losers' bracket in a given round. The teams in the 25th through 32nd place bracket (those who lost in the Losers' ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals: Five Bowl slots left!
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

NHBB Nationals: Five Bowl slots left!

Hello, all! I'm excited for next weekend's National Championships in Arlington, VA. Registration for the Bowl officially closed last week, but after some drops, we have two open slots for Varsity teams and three open slots for JV teams. If you're interested in joining us for the Bowl - even if you h...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7116

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

Yeah, given that the tryouts take 2-3 hours, we've got the ACRONYM mirror as an option for those who aren't trying out but are going to be at NIU (say, with their trying-out teammate(s)). ACRONYM is being mirrored at HSNCT at the very least, so this won't be your only chance to play it; my advice is...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at NIU (4/15/17)
Replies: 12
Views: 7699

Re: ATROPHY at NIU (4/15/17)

I'm pleased to announce that ATROPHY's going to be part of a fan tast ic day of quizbowl; in addition to the recently announced Team Illinois tryout event , we'll be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM , a great pop culture tournament. I had the privilege to play this set in Michigan last month; it's a grea...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52103

Re: Illinois '16-'17

The IHSSBCA All-State teams have been selected; congratulations to all honorees! First Team, Class A Caleb Trotter, Blue Ridge (Farmer City) Daniel Kuiper, Timothy Christian (Elmhurst) Derek Jones, Argenta-Oreana Jacob Simmons, Southwestern (Piasa) Jonathan Tutterow, Southwestern (Piasa) Jordan Kilm...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52103

Re: Illinois '16-'17

I'd be interested in doing another hangout tonight if the letter is finished and ready for review; if you were involved in the entirety of the last hangout you won't miss much by missing this, but there are quite a few players that didn't get in and are asking to hear about the historical aspects th...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52103

Re: Illinois '16-'17

This meeting took place. There is a short letter being drafted by current players to be passed around for signatures and sent to the IHSA. The point of the letter is to express what current players are looking for in the IHSA question set in future years as a new editor is being chosen: in particula...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52103

Re: Illinois '16-'17

This will take place starting around 8:30 tonight. If you would like an invite to the hangout, please let me know via PM or e-mail ([email protected]) and tell me the Google-based e-mail account I should send the link to.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52103

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Hello, all. I'm going to be running a Google hangout tonight (and possibly another tomorrow night, if there's demand for it) to talk about IHSA Scholastic Bowl and what current players can do to have their voices heard. There's a fair bit of history on working with the IHSA that current players may ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: International Geography Bee

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wrote:Does this mean that the USGO rounds at NHBB in Arlington, VA will also be entirely exam-based?
Correct; the IGB quizbowl rounds then take place separately, later on the Friday. More details on the schedule for the NHBB Nationals weekend are available at that link.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: International Geography Bee

Nope! Qualifying for IGB Worlds (by finishing in the top half of your age group at IGB Nationals, whether that's elementary, middle, JV, or V) gets you into the event in Berlin. Once you're there, there are three divisions, based on age; you'd play in whichever division you fall in, regardless of ho...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

International Geography Bee

USGO and NHBB are pleased to announce the debut of the International Geography Bee’s US Division, part of the debut of the International Geography Bee worldwide. The International Geography Bee is a buzzer-based competition; in the US, this will complement the US Geography Olympiad. Within the USA, ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

Re: NHBB Website

Everything website-related is now good to go once more. Thanks for your patience!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11177

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

NHBB's New England Championships have been moved to April 8th to avoid conflicts; if you have any questions, please let me know via PM or e-mail. Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

Re: NHBB Website

NHBB and its related programs (including all IHBB divisions, the US Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee, US Academic Bee and Bowl, etc.) continue to have various technical issues with our websites. After over 50 hours of troubleshooting these with various webmasters, web technicians, and...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44370

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'll throw another team splitting reform suggestion into the wind. 1. If you have one team in the ICT field, it can have any eligible players on it, no matter what you did at SCT. (Seems obvious.) 2. If you have two or more teams in the ICT field, exactly one of which qualified on the buzzer at SCT ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44370

Re: 2017 ICT bids

We want to reward teams that win games at SCT. I (and plenty of others in this thread, though not necessarily cohesively enough to this point) think that the clearest mechanism for meeting this criterion is requiring teams to play their SCT rosters at ICT, using a request-based system to fill absen...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help Required, New QB team!
Replies: 3
Views: 6826

Re: Help Required, New QB team!

Having played NHBB, you'll notice that history tossups feel the same, and other categories have writing styles common to them; it's just a matter of learning material and getting familiar with the other categories. If you've had success studying old NHBB packets, you'll probably have success studyin...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

Re: NHBB Website

All is back up and good to go; if you have any continuing questions, don't hesitate to ask me!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36010

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

I am about 99% sure I'll be there - I'll moderate everything but ACRONYM, and am on the free agent list for that. I can offer decent sports knowledge, the tiniest sliver of music knowledge, and a nose for "description acceptable"/"this action" style tossups.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

NHBB Website

At the moment, the various NHBB websites are down for unplanned maintenance, and may be down for a few days or more. As we use online registration for our tournaments, you can imagine the annoyance this can cause! Tournament registrations made before today are accounted for in our most recent downlo...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 19139

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

There's no functional difference between NAQT saying "we'll discuss it later" then providing no follow-up and NAQT saying "we'll discuss it later" then, later, saying "As promised, we discussed it. No changes right now." In both cases, there's no interface with the request for change. There's no way...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Creeklan MS (Georgia) 3/4
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

USABB Regionals @ Creeklan MS (Georgia) 3/4

Creekland Middle School in Canton, GA will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, March 4. This tournament, like all USABB events, will have Middle School (through 8th grade) and Elementary School (through 6th grade) divisions. The tournament website with the schedule of events and updated field is...