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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: 1110

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...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Middlesex MS (Connecticut) 4/1
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

USABB Regionals @ Middlesex MS (Connecticut) 4/1

Middlesex Middle School in Darien, CT will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, April 1. 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...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Centennial HS (Maryland) 3/26
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

USABB Regionals @ Centennial HS (Maryland) 3/26

Centennial HS in Ellicott City, Maryland will be hosting USABB Regionals on Sunday, March 26th. 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 fiel...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52157

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Very much unrelated to the current conversation, but are any Illinois teams interested in a BASQT mirror on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN? We're considering running a tournament and would like to know if there's interest from neighboring states before solidifying plans. PM me if so. We would very m...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32116

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

If you can't make to NHBB's Northern Virginia tournament at TJ next Saturday, you're in luck: we will be hosting B Set at River Hill HS, just up the road in Clarksville, Maryland, on March 18th. You can now register for the tournament. Thank you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5613

Re: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion

NHBB will run B Set at the International School of Los Angeles in Burbank on March 25th; you can now register for the tournament. If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks!

EDIT: This is now on April 8th. Note that this is not yet updated on our website.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Portland Christian (Portland, OR) 2/18
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

USABB Regionals @ Portland Christian (Portland, OR) 2/18

Portland Christian Schools in Portland, Oregon will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, February 18th. 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 u...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Call for Writers 2016-17
Replies: 1
Views: 2316

Re: NHBB Call for Writers 2016-17

Update on this year's set production, and a bump of the thread. I know that, over the summer, a number of strong potential writers may have been interested in writing for us if we were able to meet our desired deadlines and avoid necessary blitzes, especially with regards to Nationals. As we just se...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52157

Re: Illinois '16-'17

The field for NHBB at Stevenson this weekend is pretty much set; if you're interested in playing the Bowl and haven't registered, please e-mail me and I'll see what I can do. You can show up day-of and play the Bee without prior registration, if you like. Registration for next weekend at Belvidere N...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 38319

Re: Midseason Poll

Just wondering, is there a particular reason there's no ballot from an illinois coach? I realize there may be a very good reason behind it, but considering the relatively high activity and depth of the illinois circuit, I was just surprised there was no ballot. It wasn't for lack of trying; I was a...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB welcomes Jason and Mary Russell, Outreach Coordinators!
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

NHBB welcomes Jason and Mary Russell, Outreach Coordinators!

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that Jason Russell, of Chattanooga, TN, has been hired as NHBB’s new full-time Director of Outreach. NHBB is also pleased to announce that Mary Russell, Jason’s wife, will also be working in a part-time role as Outreach Coordinator. More deta...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 19931

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Out of curiosity - who moderated this tournament? Was it current UCLA students, non-students, or a mix?
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 26031

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

Added the Hudson Valley Championships to the list in the post above.

Looking forward to seeing Hunter @ New Trier Varsity tomorrow, assuming the snow isn't too bad!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2016-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 7225

Re: Tennessee 2016-2017

NHBB has a Knoxville-area regional lined up -- it'll be at Oak Ridge HS on March 25th. You can register for it (and any regional tournament) at this link. Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl Calendar 2016-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Re: Ohio Quizbowl Calendar 2016-2017

Quick note: NHBB Nationals is actually the weekend of April 21-23, not 28th, this year. While I'm here, here's the list of NHBB regional tournaments for Ohio: *C Set will be played at Sidney HS on January 21st, South Side HS in Hookstown, Pennsylvania on January 7th, and Parkersburg HS in West Virgi...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 16067

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

(As far as you'll believe me, I'm speaking for myself as a former coach and not as an NHBB employee in this post. If you have any questions or concerns, please PM me.) I'll also confirm that, in my four years as coach at Keith, I got the "we're pyramidal now, come play us" mailing from Chip every ye...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 26031

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

NHBB's got a new tournament in Erie County; we'll be running B Set at Iroquois HS in Elma on February 11th, which is updated in the above list.

Happy December, everybody!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 23299

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

NHBB will be hosting its Michigan tournament on February 11th at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. To sign up, simply head to the online registration form here. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or e-mail David Madden at [email protected]. Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52157

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Stevenson's going to host NHBB B Set on January 14th, thereby relieving my guilt about having to schedule NW Illinois' B Set mirror at Belvidere North against Fremd's tournament on the 21st. Now you can do both!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 6932

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

Additionally, at the end of the each round, each team was asked verbally if they accepted the final score, and invited to sign off on the scoresheet, although the teams appear to have left before signing off for the match in question. This particular feature has been used on occasion at tournament ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pacific Northwest
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

Pacific Northwest

In lieu of separate threads or calendars for Washington/Oregon (which, if they exist off the boards, please let me know!), I suppose I'll start a thread for discussion and tournament announcements, and kick it off with NHBB dates: *Washington West at Pope John Paul II on 11/12 *Washington South at C...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 18
Views: 12335

Re: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyo

Hello, all! NHBB's slate of 2016-2017 tournaments includes a few events in the "Great Plains/Mountain West quizbowl desert." If anyone reading here from these areas is looking for more information, on NHBB or general quizbowl, feel free to shoot me an e-mail! Colorado: February 18th at Fort Collins ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11547

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

Just a heads-up that the NHBB Mid-Atlantic Championships are scheduled for February 18th at Princeton and registration is open at this link. If you have any questions, shoot me an e-mail. Thank you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 26031

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

The above post is updated with the rest of this year's events. Registration is done online at this link; please e-mail me with any questions you have. Thank you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2016-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 7225

Re: Tennessee 2016-2017

NHBB will be hosting a West Tennessee event at Lausanne Collegiate on December 10th, as well as a Chattanooga-area tournament on March 4th at Heritage HS just across the border in Ringgold. Both sites will use C Set, as will our southern Kentucky tournament at Glasgow HS on January 21st, so you've h...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 6113

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

Selwyn College Prep will be hosting two NHBB events this year -- the North Texas Fall event this Saturday, as well as the North Texas Championships on February 4th. UT Austin will be hosting the Texas State Championships on February 18th; this post originally said "maybe in March," so never mind tha...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mississippi 2016-17
Replies: 9
Views: 5034

Re: Mississippi 2016-17

NHBB has a pair of tournaments confirmed for Mississippi: *Madison Central is hosting the Mississippi State Championships on January 21st. This tournament will use B-set. and *Richton is hosting a Southern Mississippi event (though, of course, everyone is invited) on March 4th. This tournament will ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5400

Re: Indiana 2016-17

NHBB will be hosting our Indiana event at Saint Joseph on February 11th; if anyone has any questions about this event or History Bowl in general, I'd love to hear from you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52157

Re: Illinois '16-'17

As I'm getting stuff printed for NHBB's first IL tournament of the year (at Fenwick this Saturday), a quick update -- we've confirmed a C-set site for Springfield on March 18th (the Saturday of IHSA State weekend) and a B-set site for Belvidere North HS on January 21st. I'd still love to host a B-se...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 19497

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Bruce, I respect the work you've done on this set, but I strongly disagree with you. In most submitted tossups, there are usually _some_ clues that you can use. I used almost every music question I saw that wasn't a repeat. I frankly think that, if the editors get a question with one or two usable ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 19497

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Ben has (thankfully) covered almost all of the points that still stick out in my mind, but I would also like to reemphasize the lack of alternate answerlines and prompts, for example on the Republic of China question, where a member of my team was negged on Kuomintang (I think) on the first couple ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 19497

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

As the head editor of a big, recent "this set wasn't as good as it should have been because it wasn't done in time" at NHBB Nats, I feel for the editors. I think this set had quality questions that deserve praise; unfortunately, in moderating 10 rounds yesterday, I don't have proper examples at hand...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

Re: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)

Thank you to all who attended NIU's mirror of 2016 ACF Fall! Stevenson A and DCC entered the last round of the playoffs in the classic "both teams undefeated, winner of this game is advantaged in the final" scenario; Stevenson A won that first game to claim the advantage, DCC won finals round 1 to f...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

Re: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)

We're going to close the field at 16 teams, and thus have room for one more team at the moment. If you'd like this, please let me know within the next day or so.

An informational e-mail will go out to all coaches and staffers on Tuesday or Wednesday.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11179

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Dates updated above! In particular, MA States will be on 1/28; the website shows 1/7 at the moment, but we're moving it to keep clear of AMSA's MATCH event.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

Re: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)

Field's getting nearly full, though with more moderators we could expand further; if you're interested in reading at what is shaping up to be, as usual, one of the best tournaments of the season, please let me know!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

Re: ACF Fall @ NIU (high school only) (11/5/16)

Fee schedule is posted, so here's a thread bump. We're still looking for more teams and would love to have yours join us!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9850

Re: Specific Question Discussion

(I'm specifically making this post separate in case the anomalous power tossup idea gets discussed more, for ease of thread splitting.) "Anomalous power tossups" is a great term that should get discussed more widely, and something worth having in a set, I'll agree. The idea of a "normal power tossup...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9850

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I didn't hear the tangram tossup in the Skype mirror; had I been playing it, I'd have had no clue within power, and might not even have been convinced it was a math tossup within power. (I've had enough physics tossups swerve from "this sounds like math" to "not math that I've done" that just hearin...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Detailed Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: Detailed Stats

I finally got a chance to look through this -- this is quite possibly the coolest post-tournament thing I've ever seen. Whoever put the work in to code this -- I'm assuming Ophir based on OP -- thank you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32116

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

NHBB will host the Capital Region Championships on March 4th at Centennial; there are a few other sites waiting on finalized details, and I'll get those updated here ASAP.

Have a great season, everyone!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 26031

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

Here's NHBB's slate of tournaments for New York/New Jersey/Long Island this year, at present: C-set: New Jersey North on November 12th @ Seton Hall University New York West on November 19th @ Nichols School, Buffalo New Jersey South on December 3rd @ Monsignor Donovan HS Lower Hudson on December 17t...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11179

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Here's NHBB's current slate of New England tournaments for the season: As Kevin noted, the New Hampshire regional on 11/19/16 @ Hanover HS (C-Set). Closer to the coast, the Boston Fall regional is also on 11/19/16 @ Pioneer Charter School of Science, Saugus Campus (C-Set). Massachusetts State Champi...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5613

Re: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion

Hello! NHBB's planning a slate of three tournaments in Southern California this year: *A tournament in San Diego on C-set, which will be on November 19th at Westview; *A tournament in Los Angeles on B-Set; we haven't yet confirmed specifics for this tournament, but I'll post here when things have be...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9850

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I was on the basal temperature increase clue. Good to hear that ovulation is in the answer line.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Tournament Goals/Philosophy and Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2157

Re: EFT Tournament Goals/Philosophy and Discussion

I'm a bad college generalist with good coverage of HS-accessible answer lines from moderating for years; if I play a set that advertises "75% of tossups should have ACF Fall answer lines" and "top teams can have competitive matches, even if it's not ACF Nationals level of differentiation," I should ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 EFT Literature
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: 2016 EFT Literature

I think you guys did a fantastic job of hitting at least one aspect of your difficulty goal - the broad topics (tossup answer lines, bonus themes & easy parts) were easily accessible and important. A whole bunch of properly "new" quizbowl players are going to have a fun time playing this literature;...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Social Science and "Other" Categories
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Social Science and "Other" Categories

The only points in this tournament where I felt properly underwater were the Big 3 sciences (I'll never be confused with a science player) and the hard parts of thought questions (SS or Philosophy). I don't think we converted a 30 in those categories all day (unless Noah caught a psychology bonus) w...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9850

Re: Specific Question Discussion

(Caveat: this is the nitpick thread, so I'm doing the "critique a couple questions, don't talk about broad themes of what went well" thing. I've got other feedback, too!) Could you post the tossup on menstruation? I had a sentence-two buzz with pregnancy on a clue that seemed applicable to either (o...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 13050

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

I agree that this was a lot of fun and that the playtesting "experiment" seemed to work. A big reason for this, which I think needs to be mentioned, is that the editors delivered what was essentially a complete set. Anyone seeking to imitate this set up ought to keep that in mind and be equally dil...