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by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50470

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Any chance we could hear which questions were the least converted? I'd also like to see conversion on Chinese Remainder Theorem and Titus Andronicus.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 11339

Re: How to attract new members

Hi, I am now working at La Salle Academy in NYC and want to start a quiz bowl team. I am open to suggestions but want to know if there are any leagues in or near the City with regular tournaments. Thanks Johann User was reminded to enable a signature. --Mgmt. As far as I know there are no leagues i...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror

I am interested (edit: in playing) and could potentially supply a buzzer.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 25962

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Darien is tentatively changing the date of Darien Invitational III (using DEFT, just want to make the clarification) to October 21.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20298

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Given Bardbowl's move, Darien is tentatively moving its tournament to October 21 (if rooms for the 21st don't work out expect us to host on the 11th).
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 9168

Re: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?

(Doing my duty to sell Harvard Fall, but fairly:) the trip up to New England can be more expensive for non-East Coast teams, so you (speaking to some abstract "you") should decide for yourself if the value your specific team would get by playing that level of competition merits the cost of travel. ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12889

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

You have Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk listed as an MSA without quiz bowl but we're in the area (you have our tournaments listed under NYC, which is also an MSA we're in). Just saying.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39332

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Will the All-Star packet be included when the set is posted? I want to remark that while I thought the set was well-written, it skewed very difficult, particularly in the history distribution (Stephen Decatur, Navarre, Uighirs, etc -- I didn't write down answerlines, so this is all from memory). I'd...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 25962

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

As stated on the NY/NJ claims, Darien is tentatively planning on hosting its to be announced housewrite on November 11.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 20632

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I really enjoyed Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose, though it takes someone who really likes the minutiae of history to enjoy those books. I also really enjoyed Things Fall Apart, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Kurt Vonnegut.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20298

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Darien is tentatively claiming November 11 for its housewritten set, based on testing dates and Hunter likely using October 28 for SCOP Novice. We'd hope Harvard Fall is not that weekend but could manage if there is a conflict.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20298

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Darien is likely going to host a housewrite in late October or early November. Expect to hear more from Julia.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 8361

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

So we're about a week away from HSNCT, and I'd really like for us to start getting some more concrete plans made. Michael, have you found any science writers/editors? Have you found an experienced person for oversight of Darien's set? Harris, have you heard from any schools about co-writing POMMSS ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 12741

Re: Pre-Nats Poll

I'm going to take some time to explain any significant differences (10+ spots) my ballot has with the overall poll. LASA (#11 actual, #21 my ballot): LASA is good, but I was not particularly impressed by their statistics and they were 4th at TQBA states (I still ranked them above St. John's). St. Jo...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 18273

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

I'll be going to Bowdoin in the quiz bowl wasteland of Maine but plan on attending tournaments as far south as New York with me + whoever else will play.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12467

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

I will play.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 8361

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

Darien is writing a set for the fall and is looking for writers/editors to help with science. We don't absolutely need, but would certainly appreciate, an experienced individual who could make sure we stay on pace to fully write, edit, and playtest, basically overseeing set production without neces...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 8361

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

Darien is writing a set for the fall and is looking for writers/editors to help with science. We don't absolutely need, but would certainly appreciate, an experienced individual who could make sure we stay on pace to fully write, edit, and playtest, basically overseeing set production without necess...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12467

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Absolutely want to play this (at one point wanted to write one, actually).
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 9321

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Darien HS will likely field a team on April 15 or May 6, but we'll be playing another tournament April 29 so we wouldn't be able to attend then.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7446

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

To echo the above sentiment, it certainly would be nice to receive more frequent updates about the field, especially considering that the tournament is in less than a week and we still are unsure of how we can plan logistically because we don't know how many teams to bring. We just dropped, which w...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 23866

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Will teams ranked 1-10 in a region absolutely be ranked in that specific order on the national ballot?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 13
Views: 6375

Re: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Just to clarify, that linked packet is a Sectionals D-II round, not ICT D-II. Also, given that this is explicitly a nationals warm-up, is there any chance it might be played on the clock so teams can get used to that style in competition? If you do it on the clock, please please use more than 9 min...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7446

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

Darien/"Mather" registered for all three tournaments in the cup but isn't listed in the field.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT III @ High Tech in Lincroft, NJ (2/25/17) [GSAC]
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: QuBIT III @ High Tech in Lincroft, NJ (2/25/17) [GSAC]

We're expanding the field from 24 to 30 teams. This will change the bracketing for this tournament. We'll have five brackets of six teams each. The two top teams from each prelim bracket will be reorganized into two playoff brackets of five teams each, with cross-overs following the playoff rounds....
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 38308

Re: Midseason Poll

Do I think St. Mark's should've been ranked higher? Yes. Do I play for St. Mark's? Also yes. Our bonus conversion has so far been among the best in Texas (comparable to Taylor's and St. John's's), and while I understand that this is supposed to be more holistic than a pure bonus conversion ranking,...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 38308

Re: Midseason Poll

- If a team has not yet played its full roster, but is still playing "A" players on the "B" team for experience, I cannot really determine its true level. Darien is an obvious example of a team that is almost certainly a Top 10 team, but apparently hasn’t yet played its “A” team against solid compe...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '16-'17
Replies: 12
Views: 5599

Re: New England Discussion '16-'17

My Analysis: #8) Darien: Michael Borecki is a very talented player, and Darien should have a good chance of winning many of the tournaments that they attend. Additionally, John Phipps is a valuable asset to the team and is a top-tier player within the circuit. Darien will continue to be a top team ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4321

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

Re: Trash. Easy parts for each trash bonus were: Rubik's cube; Tiger Woods; Benedict Cumberbatch; Wall Street; LEGO Star Wars (the issue with this one was noted in the question-specific thread); French Toast Crunch; Minecraft; Moving screen; Tom Cruise; Motown; Fenway Park; Netflix; Air Force One; ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4321

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

Re: Trash. Easy parts for each trash bonus were: Rubik's cube; Tiger Woods; Benedict Cumberbatch; Wall Street; LEGO Star Wars (the issue with this one was noted in the question-specific thread); French Toast Crunch; Minecraft; Moving screen; Tom Cruise; Motown; Fenway Park; Netflix; Air Force One; ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 9020

Re: I Don't Understand

Hello everyone, This is the first year my school is doing quiz bowl. I registered the team for our first and second competitions. I am also the team's highest scorer, outpacing the combined total of all other members by about 110 PP20TUH. I also hold three years' experience in out of school activit...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

Columbia dropped, so there is now space in our field.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

deviziak wrote:You mentioned there would be no computational Math - is that for tossups only or for tossups and bonuses?
Almost certainly tossups and bonuses, but the final answer will be whatever we say in the logistics email when it goes out next week.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Re: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

With two weeks to go, our field is full.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Darien Invitational II (11/12/16, IS 161-A)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to invite your school to compete at Darien Invitational II, which will be held on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Darien High School. The tournament will use an NAQT IS-A question set. Unlike last year, we will not be doing a division split. The tournam...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 22693

Re: Preseason Poll

I agree with Jakob here, and feel that schools that are in smaller circuits and thus play less teams will have less exposure than teams in larger circuits. One example I am familiar with is Lisgar. While I didn't expect them to be in the Top 25, I was surprised that they didn't receive a single vot...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-159A)
Replies: 10
Views: 5774

Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

vinteuil wrote:Congratulations to Darien A for defeating North Babylon in a true nail-biter to clear the field of FAcT XII! More details and stats to follow.
Thank you to Yale for another wonderful tournament! Congratulations to North Babylon A, as well as Greens Farms A!
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I need a movie!
Replies: 15
Views: 5465

Re: I need a movie!

Starter for 10
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11540

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

Another observation from SWISS: GNS is going to have a lot of trouble if Lucia and Allan don't find someone to fill their holes. One of them was clearly missing, but I can't see how they're a top-ten team when both of them are there. After all, they know a lot of the same things.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5631

Re: Coach issues

Regarding nationals: Where did your team go in 2016, and would your administration really be impressed if they knew NTAE had seven teams?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5631

Re: Coach issues

I don't know how things work at other schools, but are you allowed to sack him and get a new coach/advisor? I'm fairly sure we can at DHS (I guess because it's a "student-run" organization), but I don't know if we're the exception to the norm.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 26012

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

Darien Invitational II is now being held on November 12.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11174

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Darien Invitational II will now be held on Saturday, November 12 with IS-161A
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11540

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

Ithaca doesn't graduate anyone. We're ranked sixth on the Morlan rankings, which is probably definitely too high. We haven't studied much. Expect little. But instead of talking about us, let's make some predictions. PHSAT is going to be pretty loaded. Luke told me Hunter is going, and we are going ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11540

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

We're winning right now, which I guess is pretty cool (Edit: Hunter is winning now, but I still believe in us). Anyway, I'll do a preview for us. Darien A will most likely again be myself, Julia, Andrew, and Brendan, though Brendan's spot is in jeopardy and will remain so until he studies as much bi...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11174

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

As of right now, it looks like Darien Invitational II will be moving to the 12th (of Nov.). We will know for certain by the end of the month.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16
Replies: 31
Views: 13727

Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

When will a schedule for this (with times and whatnot) be released? I have teammates coming in for specific events, and it would be helpful if we had a general idea of when things will start and finish.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 6113

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

Cheynem wrote:What was U-Pick We Write?
It was a topic chosen by the attendees of the event, who all voted, and it ended up being History of the Cold War.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What to do to improve for history
Replies: 8
Views: 8990

Re: What to do to improve for history

I generally just use Wikipedia in conjunction with packets. Wikipedia is awesome, and the method works pretty well.