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by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

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: 9340

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.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

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, 25...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9340

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

Now while I don't compete to win the prize money, it does help in offsetting some of that cost for me--and many others, I'm sure. Yes - although prize money is great in offsetting some costs, people attend nationals because they really want to attend nationals (and can afford to), and the same appl...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9340

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

I love that you're trying to encourage more students to attend the Olympiad (which I do believe would be an amazing experience), but I really don't think this system is fair for the prize winners, nor do I believe that, for the most part, these prizes really make a difference. In previous years, win...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey NAQT states date discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3577

Re: 2015 NAQT New Jersey State Championships

From what I know, Bergen County Academies has been planning on hosting a tournament that day: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=16868
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13717

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

Will A-set also be used in PA on Sunday?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9340

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

Students are entitled to a discount corresponding to the highest amount obtained in any one competition at Nationals. Does this mean that if a student placed in both the bowl and the bee, they would only receive one discount - discounts would not be cumulative through different competitions? For ex...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24659

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

Just some brief stats I came up with, current as of February 25th, 2015: Middlesex: A set ppb: 20.56 MS (11,12,13): 26.1 Total(A set and MS sets): 23.3 Harmony (stats only include tournaments with William Golden in attendance) A set ppb 19.98 MS (11,12,13):23.95 Total (A sets and MS sets):21.97 Mak...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 8309

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

rpirrie wrote:Hello--I will be sending out tournament details (as well as posting them here) tomorrow (2/16).
Will we be receiving these soon?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual NAQT Connecticut State Quiz Bowl Championship on April 11, 2015. Location : This tournament will take place at Darien High School, 80 High School Ln, Darien, CT 06820 Time : Registration will run from...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22419

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Darien will indeed be hosting the NAQT Connecticut State Championship on April 11. A full announcement will be up in a couple days, followed by an email and a physical mailing.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 6988

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

I don't know if I'm really qualified to say something, but what I have seen many great players do, like Phipps, is take notes on missed tossups/bonuses, to review after tournament. Obviously, this requires actually attending tournaments, which I believe is the greatest way to "study." You can also ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22419

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Darien is interested in hosting the Connecticut State Championship and is hoping to do it on April 11. We have asked NAQT, but have not yet heard back from them. I have no idea if any other school is interested in hosting the tournament-are there any?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 6988

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

If you have a Windows computer or iPhone/iPad, use the Fact Mountain apps for US Presidents, 19th-century American literature and Great Paintings. http://www.factmountain.net The US Presidents app got my younger kids enough history points to make the National History Bee finals last year. Do not do...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24659

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

The fact is that Harmony averaged 22.5 ppb on an A-set. I think Middlesex averages about 20. Additionally, although he is basically a one-man team, William Golden is insanely good.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24659

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

#3, although they have a very good shot at winning. It's hard to argue with the sheer numbers being put up by Kealing and Harmony. If anything Middlesex should have a better chance next year because they have so much depth while returning their top two players.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Proofreading
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

NAQT Proofreading

I was reading at a tournament using NAQT's MS-13 earlier today, and I noticed several (at least five, perhaps as much as 10+, either way it was incredibly noticeable to me and a teammate of mine who was also reading) typos, grammatical errors, and instances where entire words such as "that, of, this...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24659

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

They "split the squad", essentially, so you're not going to see absolutely incredible numbers from one team. One thing that's often overlooked its the depth that Middlesex has. Although no team averaged more than maybe 25 points per bonus, all 3 of them should be fairly close to that. After all, the...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Joe's 5th Annual GSAC, December 20, 2014
Replies: 31
Views: 12224

Re: St. Joe's 5th Annual GSAC, December 20, 2014

About two years ago, I advocated that we might be better served having some sets run on both sides of the Hudson, allowing for two ~24-team tournaments rather than a 36-team tournament that stretches resources thin and leaves some teams on a waitlist. I think that's only happened with A-sets to dat...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: St. Joe's 5th Annual GSAC, December 20, 2014
Replies: 31
Views: 12224

Re: St. Joe's 5th Annual GSAC, December 20, 2014

I think that the initial two team limit for registration helps alleviate the problem Jon points out and also helps get more teams involved. I'd encourage hosts in the region to consider using it at their tournaments, especially if you think the field will fill quickly. This tournament used a two-te...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 8309

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

Darien will be bringing three teams and a buzzer.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team play under a pseudonym?
Replies: 10
Views: 5370

Re: How does a team play under a pseudonym?

czheng0708 wrote:Does anyone know if this holds true for NHBB Nationals as well?
It does-I'm pretty sure it's also alot easier than NSC and HSNCT.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 57840

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

This is why many top high school teams play college tournaments. We wanted to see how we stacked up against other top HS teams. College tournaments require that you write questions. We are really not up to that. Actually, ACF packet-submission rules state that only teams who had a team member compe...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7647

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

Copied from another thread: We will be attempting to revive this league (The Greater New Jersey Skype League) for another year. To sign up, please fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/CNM9cxF7UN The format of the league will be very similar to last year's. I will probably run the league, and ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greater New Jersey Skype Bowl Scrimmage League
Replies: 8
Views: 4441

Re: Greater New Jersey Skype Bowl Scrimmage League

We will be attempting to revive this league for another year. To sign up, please fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/CNM9cxF7UN The format of the league will be very similar to last year's. I will probably run the league, and I will probably get some help from others. One "season" of this wi...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

Once again, the finals at FaCT, like MITFAT, featured an extremely contested game between Lexington A and AMSA A, with Lex coming out on top by a slight margin (something like 25). Darien placed 3rd, beating out Lexington B, which subsequently placed 4th. Lexington A- Highest PPB and PPG, and 2nd i...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

Lexington and AMSA both looked incredibly strong (based on the stat report). It remains to be seen where Darien stands in comparison, but it is possible that we could have slipped to the third-best team in the region. More information should be available after FAcT. Lexington and AMSA have clearly s...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8065

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Will teams be able to get a copy of the set after the tournament?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 10408

Re: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

That coin collecting bonus was absurdly hard. Can I see it?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 10408

Re: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Can I see the Boston Marathon TU (IS-A 127)? From what I recall it was negged by both of our teams with "marathon".
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7647

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

I'd be interested in playing when I'm around.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 37338

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Princeton University Quiz Bowl would like to claim September 27th for PHSAT XXII Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Yale's FaCT is that day as well. Not sure if that's going to change anything though. EDIT: added second sentence That won't change that much. Only Mountain Lakes, Kellenberg, and ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New club help
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: New club help

Regarding tournaments in your area, Uconn hosted SCOP Novice last year, Williams College mirrored LIST, E.O. Smith holds the Connecticut Invitational each year, Yale hosts two tournaments, and the Connecticut state championship was just down route 8 from your school.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22419

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Are there any plans for the Connecticut state championship this year? Is Woodland going to put in a bid?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

In the past couple of weeks I have learned that friends of mine who played quiz bowl at either Middlesex or Darien and will be at Fairfield Prep and St. Luke's School (in New Canaan) next year will be starting teams at their schools.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 65789

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the George RR Martin tossup?
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

With regards to nationals for next year, expect a separate Darien history bowl club to attend NHBB nationals and we plan on attending HSNCT as well (though we will do NSC if that's all our advisors can do-considering we have 2 advisors plus the coaches from Middlesex we should have advisor availabil...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 6205

Re: The logistics of future HSNCTs

I also think NAQT should make it harder to qualify for HSNCT, but I think it should be based on the quality of the field at a tournament and the quality of teams in the region in which the tournament is held, rather than the set the tournament uses. Of the two A-set tournaments my team attended this...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

Many of the teams from the WGBH High School Quiz Show attended the state tournaments, but were probably discouraged by the remarkable performance of the teams who had previously attended tournaments (We had a 430 - 10 match, for example). Many teams in the state prepare for the High School Quiz Sho...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

Re: New England 2014-2015

I'll agree with you that Darien and AMSA are almost equal in strength, but we've never had our full A team play against your full A team, so everything's a gray area. Lexington shouldn't be too far behind either. About tournament attendance: Yes, we do have an administration problem, but that only a...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31591

New England 2014-2015

What's going on/What are everybody's thoughts with New England quiz bowl next year? Anyway, here's what I know/think about the teams in (southern) New England for next year. Top teams: 1. Darien-we bring back everyone except for Cameron van de Graff, who went to FAcT and Connecticut Invitational wit...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 14997

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

As would I. Perhaps a separate thread should be made for this?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 28, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards - Winners Posted
Replies: 10
Views: 5633

Re: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards

You can also look up team and player results here: http://hdwhite.org/qb/stats/. This will search the hsquizbowl database for a team's results which may be better than searching for tournaments.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 nAC
Replies: 27
Views: 10750

Re: 2014 nAC

Looks like Jesuit won varsity, Booker T Washington won JV, and Paiadeia won middle school for New Orleans.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I just heard it's Western Albermarle vs. LASA A in a one-game final.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri May 23, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?
Replies: 7
Views: 4698

Re: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?

You could try doing some middle school competition next year if you can get a couple more 7th and 8th graders interested. Otherwise, you could do some high school novice tournaments. If you practice and you can find a couple of okay teammates, you should play at an acceptable level. Also, competing ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 14, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 8955

Re: 2014 MSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on Frozen/Let it Go?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 11, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 36221

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Siegfried wrote:Off topic: (If you don't mind me asking) Why didn't Barrington attend this year? Logistical reasons?
On that note, why did it seem like no particularly good IL team (Daniel Wright, Thurgood Marshall, etc.) attended?
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 11, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Re: Studying for Poetry

I would say, that if you know what comes up, you can read the poems online. You'll find a bunch of results if you just google the poem. To know what comes up, reading packets and studying frequency lists would be a good idea.