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by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 34626

Re: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14

BrainBusters Fall is being held on December 7th, not November 9th.

EDIT: It's also probably worth adding that the Rochester Area NHBB competition will be held on February 8th, 2014.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 158134

Re: ProtoBowl

There's a new ProtoBowl app. Yay.
It doesn't work for iOS6. >.> Nay.
I don't want to update my iPhone to iOS7, but...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4761

Re: Foreign-language answers

Although I'm a competitor and not a reader, if I was a reader, I would probably believe in strict interpretation of the answer line. So if someone answered Ivan Grozny, which I had never heard of as an acceptable name for Ivan the Terrible, I'd probably say that it was wrong. I'm sorry - I didn't k...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4761

Re: Foreign-language answers

Although I'm a competitor and not a reader, if I was a reader, I would probably believe in strict interpretation of the answer line. So if someone answered Ivan Grozny, which I had never heard of as an acceptable name for Ivan the Terrible, I'd probably say that it was wrong. I'm sorry - I didn't kn...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 18888

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

I wish I had an interesting and quirky pre-tournament routine to share, but I don't. I just eat or drink something and start madly, idiosyncratically bobbing my leg like I always do. .-.
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving as a geography player?
Replies: 25
Views: 5801

Re: Improving as a geography player?

I memorized all of the world's capitals just because I wanted to, and I have to say it has helped in some situations. I recall getting a Brunei tossup on Bandar Seri Begawan (I didn't know anything else about the country though, haha). I definitely want to learn geography just so I can connect it to...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 38692

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

I actually did see Bethlehem perform at our NHBB regionals in December - they did really, really well. I was actually quite impressed. I'm sure we can build up a mean friendly rivalry with them. :lol: Their B team of two placed first in the JV level, but I'm sure we can beat them if we work hard eno...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Wed May 22, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl Middle School Nationals 5/18-19 (DC/N VA)
Replies: 14
Views: 4748

Re: Natl History Bowl Middle School Nationals 5/18-19 (DC/N VA)

Will the set be posted after its use in Europe? No, though it will likely be available for sale once it's been tightened up (meaning the above issue and a few other things are fixed). In other news, I was very happy with how the logistics of this tournament went - everything ran on or ahead of sche...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Mon May 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl Middle School Nationals 5/18-19 (DC/N VA)
Replies: 14
Views: 4748

NHBB middle school

At middle school nationals, there were a couple of typos and badly written questions. For example, in a lightning round, the clue was something like "longest living President, who served in the 70's" and the team answering said "Reagan". Wrong, right? He didn't serve in the 70's! However, the answer...
by The Polebarn Hotel
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowldb.com not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: quizbowldb.com not working

On both Opera and Mozilla Firefox, it seems to work like normal until you try to buzz in. Then, the enter button won't do anything; you can't submit a response. Any amount of waiting won't yield an automatic response either. I don't know what the cause of this is, but I like practicing specific ques...