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by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:26 am
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

What will the format be (singles, doubles, quads) for each event?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 11174

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Darien (CT) will be hosting an NAQT A-set on November 5. We shouldn't be overlapping with HFT very much - we'll be focusing on drawing CT teams plus maybe some novices in the NYC metro area.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 6811

Re: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th G

raffi_-_c-a-n-a-d-a.mp3 wrote:I'm sure more teams #golearnmorethings than send angry emails after seeing one or two player teams do well at tournaments.
But parents don't always see things the same way as their kid's team does.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:38 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, CT will be hosting an NAQT A-set on November 5.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45166

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

(I can't believe we're having THIS argument again—I wasn't even in quizbowl when this was last a thing!) I think that the main issue with the PACE format is the simple fact that one slip up in the prelims can relegate teams to a particular position (in our and Barrington's case, a maximum placing o...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 30, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 59983

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

A couple questions to start: What was the neg rate on "nonideal gases"? There was a buzzer race to say "ideal gases" in our room, and I heard it was problematic in some other rooms. In round 16, I negged "inertia" with "motion" at the Aristotle clue. A teammate of mine wanted to protest, but we did ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 01, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36880

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

I will post tomorrow on the above comments, plus some other thoughts, but I'm particularly interested in people's reaction to the following: 1. The new individual event playoff scoring system (6, 5, 4, 3, -2, -1) 2. The playoff draft and tiebreakers 3. The written exam portion of USGO 4. Taking onl...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6999

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

(Because I am an idiot who completely forgets about my own B team) Darien B : We are bringing 3 freshmen in Evan Tong, Griffin Samroengraja, and Thomas Brown, in addition to juniors Johnathan Stimpson and Komal Dhull. Johnathan is a solid geography/current events player who can put up 30-40 ppg (whe...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6999

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

Considering nationals season starts with SSNCT this weekend, I think it's time to post a nationals preview. Lexington (HSNCT-2, NSC) No team from the region has ever been as good as Lexington is this year. The team is led by Colin, with everyone else strong players in supporting roles. While there's...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a new Quizbowl Team
Replies: 9
Views: 9100

Re: Starting a new Quizbowl Team

Big Y wrote:Are you in Lexington, KY or Lexington, MA or some other Lexington?
Based on his Facebook profile, he presumably goes to Lexington HS in Massachusetts.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 23085

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Darien A - T-34th/53rd ALL HAIL MICHAEL BORECKI - throwback to when i got destroyed 195-625 by this team at msnct2k13 I don't really know what the true makeup of the A team is, but Michael and Julia get enough tossups so that a higher PPB will win them a few more games. Our A team is myself, Julia,...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19782

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Conard HS is hosting Connecticut states on April 23.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Transportation
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Transportation

Well if you can't get driven your only options are either hiring someone or using public transportation. We have been able to take the train to a number of tournaments. It isn't necessarily as fast, but it's easy and it will work for you, if you have access to the train. You can use Amtrak for longe...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

Congratulations to Bethlehem for going undefeated to win the Nationals division! Wilmington Charter A finished second. Congratulations to Hunter B for going undefeated to win the Freedom division! Hunter beat E.O. Smith B 285-235 in the final. All stats are now up at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/to...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

With a few drops and the addition of a house team, we have closed the field.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

deviziak wrote:Just confirming… we had DV bringing two moderators and three buzzers to go with our one team in the National Division and two teams in the Regular Division.
That's been corrected. Thanks!
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

We have expanded the field to 28 teams, encompassing all teams currently on the waitlist. Additionally, we have added a mileage discount in line with ACF's ($10 for every 200 miles traveled one way). Finally, teams in the nationals division need to register with ACF: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

We are very happy to say that the Nationals division will be serving as a mirror of ACF Regionals! High school teams will not be required to submit packets, and the registration fee will continue to be $100. And with the addition of two teams from Suffield, the field is now full! Our waitlist policy...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

deviziak wrote:I had sent this by email before, but posting here too. Delaware Valley HS will bring one team for each division plus one moderator.
My apologies - thanks for catching that.

On another note, we are 5 teams away from the current field cap!
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

Mike: It is possible that I might be able to staff this if I'm not out of the country that week. It is even more possible if Ithaca plays this, which I don't know if they're planning to do or not. Get in touch with me on Facebook or by e-mail in a month or so, and I'll have a more solid answer for ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6017

Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the 1st annual Darien Invitational to be held at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut on January 30, 2016. Location: 80 High School Lane, Darien, CT, 06820. Teams should take either I-95 (exits 10, 11) or the Merritt Parkway (exits 36...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31038

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

The Darien Invitational will be held on IS-152 on January 30. We are also bidding for mirroring ACF regionals for high schools on that same date.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19782

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

The Darien Invitational will be held on IS-152 on January 30. We are also bidding for mirroring ACF regionals for high schools on that same date.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19782

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

I don't think Darien would be able to make it on any other date, so that would be our first choice.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19782

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Darien would like to tentatively claim April 16 for its yet to be named tournament. We plan on including a "nationals" division using a collegiate set. More info to come later.

Edit: Our advisor cannot do the 16th. We are exploring a January 30 date.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31038

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Darien (CT) would like to tentatively claim April 16 for a yet-unnamed tournament. It should feature a "Nationals" division on a collegiate set in addition to the standard fare (likely an IS set). More info to come later.

Edit: Our advisor can no longer do April 16 - we are looking at January 30.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 52372

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Kellenberg A should be graduating Joe Levano, and that's really all that matters for them.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 19389

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

What was the conversion for the "Cliff Paul" tossup?
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6999

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

What grade is Tim Morrison in? Julia and Molly are both solid players, though Molly and I have a large overlap in being generalists who are strongest in history and geography. Our goal as a team is to specialize more, something we really have the freedom to do, with Julia taking lit, me taking geogr...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6999

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

Colin, I dont think this thread is necessary because there arent enough teams worth discussing in New England. We can just discuss New England teams in the thread Zack started. Well, 11 teams from New England (including 3 from VT) attended HSNCT, and 6 of them made playoffs. Andover also attended P...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

Re: Quizbowl Book

I'm sure you've thought of this already, but you should definitely ask to interview people like Robert Hentzel and David Madden for this. It may also be a good idea to include some of Chip Beall's perspective and thus interview him as well, as despite NAC's flaws, it must be mentioned, especially if...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 28, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 11277

Re: 2015 nAC

You're from Bayside Academy, correct? I believe you said so in a different subforum. You can see here that you guys actually qualified for HSNCT: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5816 Additionally, since your league uses NAQT questions, the top teams qualify for HSNCT. NA...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri May 22, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team in Connecticut looking for tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 4487

Re: New Team in Connecticut looking for tournaments

Hi Tiger, I'm the captain of the team at Darien High School. We are certainly hosting at least one event next year, and will try to host two. We would love to see your team there! Darien is about an hour and a quarter from Kent. Let me know if you ever want to get on our email list for tournaments (...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 16, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 4443

Re: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?

So I was at NAC as recently as two years ago. While it was a bad tournament, some of the questions were god-awful, and there were multiple issues with answerlines leading to protests, we managed to have fun. You need to know what you're getting into, and if you're having any issues you've got to pus...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 14, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 106731

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

When will the next set of rankings be released?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24651

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Will stats be updated (relatively) live?
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 04, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50484

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

I actually ended up in a room of 5 people during the bee, although it could've been 6. At the very least, a couple people who were supposed to play me at some point never showed up, and another was double-registered and played under the other name. At the very least, the latter situation was very av...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 03, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50484

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

I must say I'm baffled as to how a hotel can run out of blankets especially when a number of rooms are being converted out of use for guests into use for game rooms. Admittedly, this was "extra" blankets (we asked for one for the rollaway because that only came with a sheet), but we've never encoun...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 03, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50484

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Alternatively, one could also advantage the best players (giving them an actual incentive to excel during the prelim rounds), such as either giving the very best players a bye right to the semifinals or a (small) head-start in the quarterfinals. The only other large individual competition I know of...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50484

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Something that may actually be very helpful in the bee playoffs would simply be slightly reducing the number of people in each room. This lowers the incentive to guess (you are more likely to be the first to truly know any answer), and should allow for more separation between players (in my quarterf...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50484

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

This year the second place JV team was unranked coming into Nationals I believe. Just want to mention that Saratoga definitely flipped their JV A and JV B teams (I believe Saratoga JV A went 1-4 in the morning or something ridiculous like that). Saratoga JV A had a Madden Rank of 9-I remember this ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 18267

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

I would also play this at HSNCT, particularly if it is Saturday evening.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Re: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

Darien A defeated E.O. Smith in a single-game final after both teams finished 4-1 in the playoffs. Greens Farms A finished 3rd. All three teams should qualify for both the NAQT HSNCT and PACE NSC. Stats will be up shortly.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11234

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

I'd like to at least say that although, yes, there were some issues with the set, I liked alot of the history questions (I don't remember them all, but I really like alot of the ones I do remember). I feel like there was a good amount of "fresh" stuff that is good to ask about but typically isn't to...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Re: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

This tournament is now a gold qualifier for the PACE NSC, meaning the top 20% of the field (3-4 teams right now) will qualify for the PACE NSC! We will be taking registrations for another week, so please get those in if you have not done so already! A logistics email will be going out this coming we...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11234

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

Right from the start, there were errors with repeats. Round 2 had three exact repeat bonuses from Round 1. Besides those copy-and-paste repeats were a number of factual repeats, like a tossup and bonus on the same person with significant overlap of clues. There were also some really blatant factual...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11234

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

I’m rather reluctant to post this, but my team had a disappointing experience at this tournament, and it was certainly the worst-run tournament we’ve been to. The tournament was understaffed, poorly run in general, and there were several issues with the question set. Despite the fact that Hunter fou...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31585

Re: New England 2014-2015

So with the rankings I'll include some way too early nationals predictions for the teams attending HSNCT (nobody is signed up for PACE or SSNCT right now), and a teams best # powers per game on an IS set, plus their Morlan Ranking from February and best aPPB. 1. Lexington A (31*, 8.3 powers/game, 2...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9337

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

I don't get why everyone adores free admission at regionals for a prize, particularly if it's solely for the bee. Regionals is a fraction of the cost of nationals. I'm glad that NHBB is committed to trying to offer cash prizes in 2016 and beyond, and I appreciate the explanation.