New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

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New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

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For this school year, I'll be updating a calendar of tournament dates within, or of interest to, the New England area. This calendar should remain suitably updated enough to be emailed or linked to for the benefit of teams and coaches that don't otherwise follow the forums. I'll try to update this with events in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire as they get announced; if I miss yours or you want to sound out whether a certain date or time range works for a given event, post below.

All dates listed are Saturdays unless stated otherwise.

September 1, 2012:
September 8:
September 15:
September 22: Fall Tournament @ MIT, Cambridge, MA (NAQT IS-119A); Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at Essex High School, Essex, VT
September 29:SHP Pirate Open @ Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, NJ (NAQT IS-119A)

October 6:
October 13:
October 20: LIFT XII @ Kellenberg Memorial HS, Uniondale, NY (NAQT IS-Set)
October 27: FAcT VIII @ Yale, New Haven, CT (NAQT IS-121A)

November 3: ACF Fall college tournament
November 10: Harvard Fall Tournament VII @ Harvard, Cambridge, MA
November 17:
November 24: Thanksgiving weekend

December 1:
Friday, December 7: Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament (PHAT) at South Burlington High School, Burlington, VT;
Saturday, December 8: Newtown Tournament @ Newtown High School, CT (HSAPQ T-32), NHB Massachusetts @ Pioneer Charter, Everett, MA,
December 15:
December 22, 29, January 6: most schools out for winter break

January 12, 2013:
January 19:
January 26: NHBB Massachusetts States @ Everett HS, Everett, MA

February 2: CT Invitational IV @ UConn, Storrs, CT (NAQT IS-124)
February 9 - New Hampshire History Bee and Bowl (B Set), Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
Sunday, February 10 - Connecticut NHBB @ Newtown High School
February 16:
February 23:

March 2: BHSAT @ Yale, New Haven, CT (BHSAT XXII set)
Friday, March 8: NAQT Vermont State Championships at Spaulding HS (NAQT IS-set)
March 9 - LIST mirror at Columbia University, New York, NY; New England History Bee and Bowl Championships (A Set), Lexington HS, Lexington, MA
March 16 - MITBAT VII @ MIT, Cambridge, MA (HSAPQ T-33); Vermont History Bee and Bowl (C Set), Burlington High School, Burlington, VT
March 23:
March 30: Easter weekend,

April 6: NAQT New England Regional Championship @ Harvard, Cambridge, MA (NAQT IS-126) (CT/RI/MA/NH/ME)
April 13:
April 20:
Fri-Sun, April 26-28: History Bee and Bowl Nationals, Washington, DC

May 4:
May 11:
May 18:
Fri-Sun, May 24-26: Memorial Day weekend, NAQT High School National Championship, Atlanta, GA

June 1:
Sat-Sun, June 8-9: PACE National Scholastics Championship @ the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Sat-Sun June 15-16: HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament (expected date)

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED:
Black: Regular & Local Tournaments;
Green: Tournaments of Interest Beyond The Region, Non-High School events
Blue: National Tournaments
Red: Important Non-Tournament Information
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Re: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

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To start: Yale University will again be hosting FAcT in October and BHSAT in the middle of the spring, probably a bit earlier in March or a bit later in April. As more details surface I'll keep everyone updated.
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Barring anything unusual, FAcT will be on October 27 and will use an NAQT A-set.
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Matt,

Seton Hall Prep is also planning to host an A-set in the fall. (September 29 pending a few final confirmations.). Have you been assigned a set as of yet? I would not want to take away from your field and I know that several teams from our region make the annual trip to Yale. Thanks!
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We will certainly have multiple A-series sets available by late October, so there should be no conflict between the two tournaments.
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Hey--no date yet, but we will be doing CT INV in the late winter (not to conflict with MITBAT). We'd like to run a regular IS packet. More on this later. Have a nice summer.
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bt_green_warbler wrote:We will certainly have multiple A-series sets available by late October, so there should be no conflict between the two tournaments.
That would be great!!
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MIT is planning to host two tournaments: one on an A-set tentatively scheduled for September 22, and one on a regular-difficulty set sometime in the second semester. Stay tuned for exact dates!
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Yale University's BHSAT is tentatively scheduled for March 2.
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Ed,
Please list the SHP Pirate Open for September 29. I will post a full announcement this weekend.
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Mike,

The Pirate Invitational has been listed on the NY/NJ Date Claim Forum for a while, so the purpose of your request has already been accomplished on that forum. And while I CANNOT list it here on the forum where you have made this request---the New England Date Claim Forum---it seems someone else---Matt, I think---HAS listed the Pirate Open here for you.
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Lyndon State College is in the planning stages for their 3rd Annual "Quest for the Nest" Quiz Bowl Tournament for Vermont/New Hampshire teams. We are looking to run a mirror of the SCOP Novice tournament set, and a couple of dates are being discussed for possible play (one in each of October/November). I'll keep this thread updated as to when, specifically, the tournament looks to be played, but there's a VERY strong likelihood this event will be taking place. We look to make this as successful of an event as the first two versions.
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The Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl will again be running two NAQT tournaments this fall: the Sue Pasco Opening Tournament on Sept. 22 at Essex High School and the Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament on Dec. 7 (a Friday) at South Burlington High School. At least tentatively, I'm the tournament director for both events.

We also intend to hold an NAQT State Championship again this year, likely in March at Spaulding High School, but that has not yet been formalized.
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The calendar has been updated with the events we know about thus far. If you're a coach in the area who's reading this, be sure to let other coaches know it's here.
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NHBB is currently working with Pioneer Charter in Everett to put on a fall semester tournament on December 8. I'll update when that is finalized.

Vermont will run at Burlington and New Hampshire will run at Hanover. The most likely dates are March 16 and January 19, respectively. However, I'm waiting to hear about a potential conflict with Granite State Challenge before those dates are made final.

We do intend to run a tournament in Connecticut again. I am exploring possible hosts in Rhode Island and Maine, as well.
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Hello--
Very Briefly, I'd like to let you know that CT INV IV (Connecticut Invitational IV in Storrs CT) will be on February 2nd this year. That is all!
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Sets for the Vermont fall tournaments are NAQT 114A for Pasco and NAQT 117A for PHAT.
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Hey--CT INV IV will use IS-124, for which we have CT/RI/MA exclusivity. Thanks
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Update on NHBB New England tournaments:

Dec. 8 - Boston Area Regional History Bee and Bowl (C Set), Pioneer Science Charter School, Everett, MA
Feb. 9 - New Hampshire History Bee and Bowl (B Set), Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
March 9 - New England History Bee and Bowl Championships (A Set), Lexington HS, Lexington, MA
March 16 - Vermont History Bee and Bowl (C Set), Burlington High School, Burlington, VT

Still to be determined...
Massachusetts History Bee and Bowl State Championships (B Set) - likely in the Boston area in January; we have an interested host and are in the process of confirming.
Connecticut History Bee and Bowl (C Set)
also, a Maine History Bee and Bowl is not to be ruled out; we've already had a Maine team register for the Boston Area tournament on Dec. 8!

New England teams may also wish to consider our New York and New Jersey tournaments as well at which they are certainly welcome.
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Hanover is looking at March 23rd for a tournament, probably a LIST III mirror. Does anyone have thoughts on this date?
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Graham, is that Hanover mirror definitely on?
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RyuAqua wrote:Graham, is that Hanover mirror definitely on?
It's not finalized yet, but there shouldn't be any problem getting the school for that date. Unless a tournament conflict comes up, I'll try to get everything set in the next few months.
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Jan. 26 is looking very likely for MA History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Everett HS in Everett, MA. Will confirm shortly.
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nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Jan. 26 is looking very likely for MA History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Everett HS in Everett, MA. Will confirm shortly.
This is now confirmed. NHBB dates in the Boston area are thus Greater Boston History Bee and Bowl Dec. 8 at Pioneer Charter in Everett, Massachusetts History Bee and Bowl State Championships on Jan. 26 at Everett HS in Everett, and New England History Bee and Bowl Championships on Mar. 9 at Lexington HS in Lexington. C, B, and A set respectively. Great to see how the Boston circuit is really picking up, and we're glad to be doing what we can to foster that.
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MIT would like to tentatively claim February 16 for MITBAT, which will probably be held on an HSAPQ set.
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Calendar updated with all that stuff plus the location of the NSC.

Coaches/captains who are paying attention to this calendar thread: Encourage your fellow coaches/captains to this calendar thread! I'm hoping this thread helps keep all the information about what's happening in our region in one easily accessible place, but I get a vague impression that no one's looking at it...
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NHBB Connecticut will run at Newtown High School on Sunday, February 10.
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BHSAT is confirmed; thread is linked. Hope to see you there!
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The MITBAT announcement is up; sorry for the delay. Register away!
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Are there any updates about the LIST mirror at Hanover?
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Important information regarding a potential date change to MITBAT: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 20#p255320.
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Due to the weather, both the Connecticut and New Hampshire NHBB tournaments have been postponed until 2/23.
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EasyBakeOven wrote:Are there any updates about the LIST mirror at Hanover?
Unfortunately a date conflict with the New Hampshire quizbowl league made the March date inviable, since we need a large number of New Hampshire teams to make this work. I'm sorry I left this in limbo for so long. If people are interested in a late season tournament, we can still try that. In general the local teams in northern New England seem to get a little apathetic after the beginning of April.
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Calendar updated to reflect what I'm led to think are the last two events of the year. Keep us updated if anything is scheduled for after the regional championships, Hanover/anyone else. And sign up for the regional championships, Hanover/everyone else!
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