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by troyharris
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)

Are teams from outside of MA eligible?
by troyharris
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACE: Is it Legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 3040

Re: ACE: Is it Legit?

Both my sons, Sean and Rhys, did camps. It definitely made them stronger players. The coolest thing about camp from the perspective of a parent is that it doesn't just help with quiz bowl, but it helps with all academics. It helped drive them both to study subject areas that either aren't offered in...
by troyharris
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18847

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

You are correct. They are on the same weekend this year.
by troyharris
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18847

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

I'm not sure how many teams are affected by this, but National History Bowl is the weekend of the 21st and SSNCT is the weekend of the 28th.
by troyharris
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 52861

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Ah, it's under Vermont PHAT. Sorry, never mind.
by troyharris
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 52861

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I don't see the PHAT in Essex, Vermont, held on December 2.
by troyharris
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7822

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Assuming that one tournament you are talking about was HFT?
by troyharris
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7822

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Big thank you to Gabe for taking this on and compiling the results.
by troyharris
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7822

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

One note-had I been submitting today as opposed to last week, Hunter would have been in my top five after seeing what they did yesterday at KPAQT.
by troyharris
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Michael is correct-Karsten was ahead of Rhys in prelims. Rhys pulled ahead in combined in the afternoon.
by troyharris
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Thanks for doing this. Being that this is a New England thread, it would be hard to talk about New England powers without including New Hampshire at this point. Hanover has been fantastic in their past 3 events, showing strongly at Harvard and then making the finals at both PHAT and PAWT. They are v...
by troyharris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Hanover Junior Challenge II [MS-24] — 12/16, Hanover, N.H.
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Re: Hanover Junior Challenge II [MS-24] — 12/16, Hanover, N.

Russell Elementary (Rumney, NH) would like to add one team.
by troyharris
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3581

Re: LIIIMIT @ Lexington High School, MA (1/6/18)

Is this the current field or is there an update?
by troyharris
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

From my experience having two children go through high school playing and another middle-schooler who also is interested in playing, beyond the competition aspect of the game, I see the purpose as being a spur of intellectual curiosity. I have seen it in both my sons where they have found quiz bowl ...
by troyharris
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them
Replies: 7
Views: 3075

Re: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them

We went to a local thrift store. Books were a buck for hard cover titles from Hossuni, Faulkner, Shakespeare, etc. Cheap and the money,what little it was, stayed in the community. Also, check the school or local library to see if they are rotating out older books.
by troyharris
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Re: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/

Hanover High School, NH 2/4/2
Lexington High School, MA 3/0/0
Newfound Regional High, NH 1/?/?
Plymouth Regional High, NH 4/1/7
AMSA, MA 3/2/1
PCA, NH 2/1/1
Phillips Academy, MA 1/3/?
16/11/11

HSNCT is top 15% of the field, we are still waiting on the PACE response
by troyharris
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Re: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/

Field update:
Hanover High School, NH 1/4/1
Lexington High School, MA 3/0/0
Newfound Regional High, NH 1/?/?
Plymouth Regional High, NH 4/1/7
AMSA, MA 3/2/1
PCA, NH 1/?/?
by troyharris
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Re: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/

Field update:
Plymouth Regional 3/?/?
Hanover H.S. 1/?/1
Newfound Regional H.S. 1/?/?
by troyharris
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Re: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/

Current field:Team/number/buzzers/staffers

Plymouth Regional 3/1/TBD
by troyharris
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18847

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Quick note that the Plymouth Regional Inaugural Tournament is indeed on for September 30, but we are not using Maryland Fall nor WHAQ II, as Jacob informed us that Lexington may be mirroring that set later in the year. We are going to use IS167A. Tournament details are in the tournament forum.
by troyharris
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Plymouth Regional HS Inaugural Academic Tournament 9/30/17

Plymouth Regional High School is excited to announce it's inaugural academic tournament on September 30, 2017 at Plymouth Regional High School, 86 Old Ward Bridge Road, Plymouth, NH 03264. We will be using question set IS 167A, not the housewrite as initially posted. We are setting an initial cap at...
by troyharris
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 12147

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

Hello,
Coach Fogarty would like to accept Plymouth Regional High School's invitation to this tournament. Plymouth (NH) will have one team, one set of buzzers.

Troy Harris
Plymouth, NH
by troyharris
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 8105

Re: Proto

It works now.
by troyharris
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 8105

Proto

Anybody know what's up (or down) with Protobowl over the past few days?
by troyharris
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 47538

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Right, that makes sense. Thanks.
by troyharris
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 47538

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Fred,
Did you happen to analyze the adjustment on the NASAT for 2017?
by troyharris
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

Are there any other high school teams playing?
by troyharris
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12054

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

New Hampshire has hosted 2 NHBB annually for several years now-Hanover H.S. and ConVal High School have been the host schools.
by troyharris
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 36439

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

*the question to ask here is “where is a player in this field most likely to have learned this information?" "A CO packet" is probably a bad answer to this. A followup question is, "If it’s very unlikely to produce buzzes, is there any reason to put it in the question?" "Yes, to teach players about ...
by troyharris
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 18847

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire would tentatively like to claim the date of September 30, 2017. We will be mirroring the newly-created University of Maryland house write set, a regular-difficulty high school set, following standard NAQT rules. We are setting a cap at 24 and would love...
by troyharris
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookline (MA) Spring Rookie Tournament III - 5/20/17
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: Brookline (MA) Spring Rookie Tournament III - 5/20/17

Plymouth Regional (NH) will likely bring 2 teams and a buzzer and staffer.
by troyharris
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 12923

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

It looks like at NAQT that MATCH at AMSA isn't giving individual stats nor PPB, but the results on HSQB do (or did).
by troyharris
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 7464

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

I will probably be able to do it, but I'm not sure when your deadline will be. On another note, I'm still waiting to hear if Rumney, NH is going to send a team to your MS tournament. They have kids on the sign-up, but sports are creating conflict.
by troyharris
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 22226

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Aren't the scrimmages on Friday night?
by troyharris
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 22226

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

I have to give a plug to our kids here in Plymouth. Last year they finished 17th at SSNCT and were a buzzer-beater loss to Good Hope away from the quarter finals, and they had the bad fortunate of facing Lehigh Valley twice. This year's team has played very well when the A team is together, which ha...
by troyharris
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Spring RESCHEDULED TO MAY 13 (Ithaca, NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 4994

Re: BrainBusters Spring 4/15 (Ithaca, NY)

Casey,
I just wanted to denote that Plymouth is a small school.

Troy Harris
by troyharris
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 31154

Re: Midseason Poll

Arcadia was definitely one of the teams not in the previous poll that stood out when I was looking at that region. The toughest thing that I found was trying to limit such an incredibly broad geographic area (U.S. and Canada) to 25, when so many of the p/b statistics are so incredibly similar across...
by troyharris
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 31154

Re: Midseason Poll

but if they never qualified for nationals, are you likely to be mentioning them on your national poll ballot?
True enough, and I figure as such that it would be impossibly time-consuming to try to put a designation for every school without having a need to do it.
by troyharris
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 31154

Re: Midseason Poll

Other than the previously mentioned comment about looking at previous SSNCT reports, and even that is not always accurate because schools' statuses change from year to year.
by troyharris
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 31154

Re: Midseason Poll

With the question of small school polls, even when playing in tournaments we don't ever really know who is small-school and who is not, so it is often hard to determine who is fighting for the same small school standing spots in any given tournament. Without knowing the exact numbers of a school's e...
by troyharris
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 31154

Re: Midseason Poll

Peter,
Southside's huge performance at Harvard was a big factor in my polling as well. That was an incredible field and winning that tournament was a huge accomplishment.

Troy Harris
Plymouth Regional High School
Plymouth, NH
by troyharris
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '16-'17
Replies: 12
Views: 5321

Re: New England Discussion '16-'17

And since this is a New England/Northeast thread page, there are many very strong teams in Vermont as well. Essex A is really tough, Middlebury A was phenomenal at nationals last year (SSNCT), and Burlington, CVU, Mt. Mansfield and S. Burlington all were very strong at PHAT with very good PPB ratings.
by troyharris
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '16-'17
Replies: 12
Views: 5321

Re: New England Discussion '16-'17

I would urge you to continue to keep an eye on Plymouth A. Understandably we are still young and "new" to the circuit and being in the small-school division is tough going against much bigger and/or selective schools, but if you look at the growth from last year to this year and the potential for th...
by troyharris
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MATCH, Marlborough MA, Jan 7
Replies: 3
Views: 2917

Re: MATCH, Marlborough MA, Jan 7

I am posting the request here because our internal e-mail server is not delivering outside mail to us presently.
by troyharris
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MATCH, Marlborough MA, Jan 7
Replies: 3
Views: 2917

Re: MATCH, Marlborough MA, Jan 7

Plymouth Regional has 2 teams registered, but we have enough interest to fill a C team. It looks like as of now 23 teams are in. If you have room for another team, we would like to bring a third team.

Troy Harris
Plymouth Regional H.S.
Plymouth, NH
by troyharris
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 10497

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Sorry-that was November 19.
by troyharris
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 10497

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Does anyone know how long it usually takes for History Bowl results to get posted on the History Bowl website? Still waiting to see the results of the New Hampshire Bowl on November 12.
by troyharris
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '16-'17
Replies: 12
Views: 5321

Re: New England Discussion '16-'17

Thanks for posting. We have had a lot of fun competing against the best of New England so far this year. We have learned a lot about our strengths and weaknesses, specifically about keeping ourselves physically and mentally alert in these longer tournaments, especially after having to travel a long ...
by troyharris
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Hi Kevin,
We will have 3 teams from Plymouth Regional. I expect to have an A and B Varsity and a novice team, but I will talk to Jay tomorrow to try to iron out the details.
Troy Harris
Plymouth Regional High School
Plymouth, NH