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by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4384

Re: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)

Field update?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 18799

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

IMPORTANT: High school players may not staff (or observe) SCTs. (NAQT is expanding the use of the Division II SCT set for spring-semester high school tournaments.) Just for avoidance of doubt: this also applies to high school coaches, correct? Correct. (This one isn't a change and applied last year...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 18799

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

IMPORTANT: High school players may not staff (or observe) SCTs. (NAQT is expanding the use of the Division II SCT set for spring-semester high school tournaments.) Just for avoidance of doubt: this also applies to high school coaches, correct? Correct. (This one isn't a change and applied last year...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting Members
Replies: 5
Views: 6828

Recruiting Members

My school has its activities fair on Tuesday and I'm attempting to recruit members, but I really do not have a base of former qb players to recruit/rely on. Could anyone give me advice on how I should pitch quiz bowl?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 16770

Re: Preseason Predictions

It's worth noting that Darien is not underrated and is definitely in rebuild mode, though the A team remain in the top 50. As for top tier predictions, I think Dublin Scioto and DCC should be the favorites at NSC (Dublin over DCC) and Hunter and Taylor should be the favorites at HSNCT. TJ will be to...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do you read packets?
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

Re: How do you read packets?

Just wondering what the best use of my time is with packets. Just reading through seems like it wouldn't really promote any learning unless certain things come up over and over and the canon is just too big for that. However, is looking up every single clue a good use of my time? How have you guys ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 6285

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

As an extension to this post, what college packets would be the best to practice for teams trying to get good at PACE/HSNCT level? The answerlines in ACF Regs and MUT seem a bit too obscure (especially towards the end) while ACF Fall seems a bit easier than HS nationals... MUT and EMT are probably ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tiebreaker Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 3395

Re: Tiebreaker Distro

Why should the tiebreaker be any different from the rest of the match? Every tossup in an ultimately tied match matters, so why should we nitpick tossup 21?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 44083

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

An update to this may be a good idea.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 6746

Re: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors

A couple notes about the set: -Tossups will be 5-6 lines of 12-point Times New Roman, though we'll probably shrink the size to 10 or 11-point in the final version of the set -The two finals packets will probably be around flat regular difficulty (a bit harder than the rest of the set), but the set s...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50914

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Ness actually isn't terribly easy -- I had absolutely no idea who he was and I like to think I know history. Can I see the tossups on Brueghel and Benedict? Not surprised about the others on the list.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50914

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: 11561

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: 3221

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: 26684

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: 20492

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: 9283

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: 13101

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: 39771

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: 26684

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: 20881

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: 20492

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: 20492

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: 8474

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: 12987

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: 18484

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: 12623

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: 8474

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: 8474

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: 12623

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: 9403

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: 7558

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: 24316

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: 6509

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: 7558

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: 3080

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: 39048

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: 39048

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: 5650

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: 4408

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: 4408

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: 9128

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: 2892

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: 2892

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: 2892

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: 2892

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: 23092

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: 5907

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: 5581

Re: I need a movie!

Starter for 10