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New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:23 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
Hi folks! 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, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire [plus, hypothetically, Rhode Island and Maine] 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. (Wresting Connecticut, and the formatting of the calendar, from Jon Pinyan's expansionist ambitions.)

Post also in this thread if you have tentative plans to host an event but aren't sure yet where it will go; this will help us avoid scheduling pileups or conflicts. Thanks!

All dates listed are Saturdays unless stated otherwise.

Last updated: Oct. 27

September 7
September 14 (Yom Kippur)
September 21 - MIT Fall Tournament (JAMES)
September 28 - Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at Essex HS (Vermont)

October 5
October 12 - FAcT IX at Yale (NAQT IS-131A)
October 19
October 26 - SCOP Novice mirror at UConn (SCOP)

November 2
November 9 - Harvard Fall Tournament VIII at Harvard (HFT)
November 16 - LIFT at Kellenberg, NHBB Massachusetts 1
November 23 - Central Mass Fall Tournament @ AMSA, Marlborough, MA (NAQT IS-129A)
November 30 (Thanksgiving weekend)

Friday, December 6 - Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament, Dec. 6 at South Burlington (VT) HS
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 28 (Christmas/New Year's week)

January 4
January 11 - Williams Tournament, Williamstown, MA (LIST)
January 18 (MLK Jr. weekend)
January 25 - NHBB Massachusetts 2

February 1 - BHSAT at Yale (BHSAT)
February 8 - CT History Bowl @ Newtown HS
February 15 (Presidents Day weekend)
February 22 - CT Invitational at UConn (NAQT IS-134)

March 1 -
March 8 - HSAPQ Massachusetts Regionals at MIT/Harvard and Williams [tentative], NAQT CT States at Woodland Regional
March 15
March 22 - NHBB New England championships at ConVal, Peterborough, NH
March 29

April 5 - HSAPQ Massachusetts States, Vermont-NEA Scholar's Bowl finals
April 12
April 19 (Easter weekend)
April 26/27 - NHBB Nationals & USGO at Crystal City, VA

May 3 - NAQT Small School National Championship, Minneapolis, MN
May 10
May 17
May 24-25 - PACE National Scholastic Championship, Washington, DC
May 31/June 1 - NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, Chicago, IL

June 7/8 (SAT)
June 14/15 (ACT) - HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament


Color code:
Black - regular event
Green - of interest outside New England; within reasonable travel distance
Blue - national championships
Red - NHBB

Presumed tournaments that have yet to be placed:
MITBAT
NAQT Regional Championship?
more History Bowl sites?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:12 pm
by gyre and gimble
Harvard, MIT, and Williams are tentatively (and likely) looking at HSAPQ events on March 8 (two regional events) and April 5 (one statewide event).

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 pm
by kcommo
According to Hanover's Bill Murphy, the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League regional dates are:
September 28 - Seacoast - Portsmouth Christian
November 16 - Merrimack Valley - Merrimack
January 11 - North Country - Lisbon
February 1 - Lakes Region - Laconia
March 15 - West - John Stark
While these events are the qualifiers for NHQBL states, last I knew they are also open to teams from outside the state. They play speedchecks, however. The NHQBL finals are April 6.

As for Vermont, we've yet to finalize dates, though if things stick as usual our dates will be:

Sept. 28: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at Essex HS (Using an NAQT A set from 2012-13)
Friday, Dec. 6: Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament at South Burlington HS (Using an NAQT A set)
Jan. 25 or Feb. 1: Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl first-round playoffs at Montpelier HS
April 5: Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl state finals at Champlain College

We'll also likely have a Vermont NAQT Championship at Spaulding HS on a Friday in March and seven Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl regional tournaments around the state between late October and early December. They're usually after school on weekdays.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:03 pm
by vcpavao
Around what date will you have the information regarding the MIT Fall Tournament set?

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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:16 am
by t-bar
This isn't set in stone yet, but MIT Fall will likely be using the JAMES set written last year by the Thomas Jefferson and LASA teams.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:18 pm
by jessbowen
AMSA will definitely host a tournament this year, most likely using an NAQT set. We're thinking January. (Do we ever do snow dates on Sunday?) Is there a good thread to read for "hosting your first tournament?"

Jess Bowen
AMSA Charter School
Marlborough, MA

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:33 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
jessbowen wrote:AMSA will definitely host a tournament this year, most likely using an NAQT set. We're thinking January. (Do we ever do snow dates on Sunday?) Is there a good thread to read for "hosting your first tournament?"

Jess Bowen
AMSA Charter School
Marlborough, MA
The best, most up-to-date guide I've seen on TDing is this one from the SoCal Quizbowl website, by this year's Cooper Award co-winner Chris Chiego. I'd also be glad to help answer specific questions via email.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:17 am
by jessbowen
Thanks Matt, that is really helpful. Exactly what I was hoping to find!

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:43 am
by Great Bustard
NHBB would like to reserve the dates of 12/7, 1/25, and 3/15 for our 3 Boston area tournaments. Host sites and confirmations of those dates to follow shortly. Aside from that, we'll look to again have a VT, NH, and CT tournament, with a Maine tournament and a second CT tournament as possibilities. All tournament dates will be updated here as soon as we have them. The NH tournament is almost certain to be at Hanover on 11/23. The VT tournament will be sometime in early 2014.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:11 am
by High Dependency Unit
Is E.O. Smith going to do the CT Invitational tournament again this year?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:38 pm
by Edward Powers
Any idea when MIT Fall will be? Being able to potentially play the JAMES Set in the Northeast sounds intriguing. Hopefully MIT can find a date that is currently open in the entire Northeast, allowing as many Northeast teams to come as possible! But of course MIT must do what is best in its judgment.

Edit: Looking at both the NY/NJ and NE calendars for 2013-2014, finding such a date will not be easy. October 5 jumps out, but since that is the first SAT day in the Fall, this may or may not be problematic. So I hope we and many other Northeast teams can come, but if conflicts prevent this for my team, we nevertheless wish MIT good luck with its tournament

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:22 pm
by t-bar
MIT Fall will be on September 21. An announcement should be coming later this weekend.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:40 pm
by t-bar

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:31 pm
by kcommo
In Vermont, it's looking like the dates for our fall tournaments will be:
*Sept. 28 -- Sue Pasco Opening Tournaemnt at Essex HS (NAQT IS-125A)
*Dec. 6 -- Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament at South Burlington HS (NAQT IS-127A)

I'll put out formal announcements soon.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:58 pm
by pleasewalkforward
FAcT IX will be held on October 12. Further info: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14809

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:35 pm
by rpirrie
EO SMith will be hosting a tournament sometime this year (TBD).

We may also be hosting a second tournament with UConn...

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:00 pm
by vcpavao
I believe that October 12th is actually FaCT IX at Yale

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:44 pm
by jessbowen
AMSA is hosting a tournament on November 23 in Marlborough, MA. I'll post registration information in a day or two, but I wanted to get the date out there. We'll be using IS-133A packet set.

Jessica Bowen
AMSA Charter School
Marlborough, MA

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:09 am
by Rahulr
AMSA is hosting a tournament on November 23 in Marlborough, MA. I'll post registration information in a day or two, but I wanted to get the date out there. We'll be using IS-133A packet set.
The program MIT SPLASH is also running the weekend of November 23rd. It's a very popular program for more academically-oriented high school students in the Greater Boston area, which with the QB community is closely correlated with. Nearly thousands of motivated high schoolers attend the program, which is held annually on MIT's campus. Due to that, I think the players on many teams in eastern Massachusetts wouldn't be able to attend the wonderful tournament you have planned at AMSA on the 23rd.

Any chance the tournament could be moved to a different weekend for that reason? I know, like many other Greater Boston teams as well, that all the members on my team plan on attending SPLASH this year. Of course, if it is an inconvenience, it is perfectly understood. Thanks for all the hard work you've put into contributing to the growth of QB in New England!

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:48 am
by rpirrie
Hello--
Floating a tentative date of February 22nd for CT INV V (the joint E. O. Smith/UConn tournament, usually held in late winter). I would appreciate commentary on the viability of this date. Thanks.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:58 am
by Matt Weiner
Dates and locations for the inaugural Massachusetts Quizbowl Championship have been set.

Regionals will be held on the previously announced date of March 8 at Amherst and Harvard.
The state championship will be held on the previously announced date of April 5 at MIT.

Information & registration are at http://www.maquizbowl.com/ .

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:44 am
by jessbowen
Rahulr wrote:The program MIT SPLASH is also running the weekend of November 23rd.
Bummer. It would have been really helpful if this was in the top post of reserved dates for the season. Perhaps similar events could be added?

I'll look into how complicated it would be to switch dates.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:56 am
by rpirrie
Matt Weiner wrote:Dates and locations for the inaugural Massachusetts Quizbowl Championship have been set.

Regionals will be held on the previously announced date of March 8 at Amherst and Harvard.
The state championship will be held on the previously announced date of April 5 at MIT.

Information & registration are at http://www.maquizbowl.com/ .
I am going to guess this means Connecticut needs to pull it together and do its own state tourney (which would be cool by me)?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:30 pm
by rpirrie
Hello--
This is an informal announcement that CT INV V will be held at UConn on 2/22/14. More details (and an announcement on the regular channel) when available.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:56 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
rpirrie wrote:I am going to guess this means Connecticut needs to pull it together and do its own state tourney (which would be cool by me)?
I imagine that an NAQT Regional Championship like last year's setup at Harvard could be hosted in CT this year (thereby drawing >1 Connecticut teams) if there's an interested host; I wouldn't be averse to such a thing existing, or to a CT-specific thing sprouting up, but I personally don't have the ability to organize either this year.

Updated the calendar above.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:35 pm
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
Hello,

I would like to informally announce that Williams plans on hosting a tournament on January 11th which will probably be a mirror of whatever we determine to be the best set that will be available and not used by any school that is too nearby (we are considering GSAC, but have yet to come to any decisions) - a formal announcement will likely come within the next couple of days, but the date is just about certain.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:39 am
by jessbowen
We are going to stay with the November 23 date for the Central Mass tournament, with apologies to those students who will be at SPLASH. Also, the set is 129-A (not the 133A we originally posted.) Registrations are starting to come in, so reserve your spots soon.

here's the listing: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=14862

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:53 pm
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
Scaled Flowerpiercer wrote:Hello,

I would like to informally announce that Williams plans on hosting a tournament on January 11th which will probably be a mirror of whatever we determine to be the best set that will be available and not used by any school that is too nearby (we are considering GSAC, but have yet to come to any decisions) - a formal announcement will likely come within the next couple of days, but the date is just about certain.
Here is the post for our tournament, which will be on January 11th:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15064

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:36 pm
by KnicksRule
Is any school submitting a bid to host the New England NAQT Championships?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:35 pm
by rpirrie
KnicksRule wrote:Is any school submitting a bid to host the New England NAQT Championships?
Hello--
I have put out feelers for a CT NAQT state championship, and Woodland is interested in hosting (this isn't locked in stone yet, though). MA is holding a HSAPQ championship (see above), but I don't know what might be happening with a MA NAQT championship. Looks like things are in flux here--is anyone interested in doing a New England Regional this year, or should somebody volunteer to do a MA NAQT championship?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:38 pm
by Important Bird Area
rpirrie wrote:should somebody volunteer to do a MA NAQT championship?
We have not received any bids, but there's definitely enough interest. Who wants to volunteer? Harvard? MIT? Williams? one of the high schools?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:44 pm
by KnicksRule
Since many teams in our circuit participate in the WGBH Quiz Show, whose tapings are on January 25th and February 1st, is there a way that MA History Bowl Championships and BHSAT could possibly be moved?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:40 am
by Adventure Temple Trail
KnicksRule wrote:Since many teams in our circuit participate in the WGBH Quiz Show, whose tapings are on January 25th and February 1st, is there a way that MA History Bowl Championships and BHSAT could possibly be moved?
The short answer for BHSAT is "no." The longer answer is that many factors, including room reservations made months in advance, other tournaments scheduled almost a year in advance, and the already-cluttered nature of the calendars for NY/NJ and New England alike all converged to fit us into a date that we had to determine last June, and we really can't change our plans this late in the game for anything short of an actual emergency such as a snowstorm.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:13 pm
by Great Bustard
KnicksRule wrote:Since many teams in our circuit participate in the WGBH Quiz Show, whose tapings are on January 25th and February 1st, is there a way that MA History Bowl Championships and BHSAT could possibly be moved?
The History Bowl answer is a (Edit 12/18) yes. Switched to Feb. 8.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:41 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
I've been told that Woodland Regional High School is interested in hosting a Connecticut State Championship on NAQT questions on Saturday, October 8. More details will follow from them, I'm sure.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:53 pm
by High Dependency Unit
RyuAqua wrote:Saturday, October 8
Typo?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:01 pm
by Important Bird Area
March 8th. But, yes, we're working on getting this set up.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:29 pm
by rpirrie
Hello all--
I have been told that 2/22 is a bad date for CT INV V because everyone in Massachusetts will be on vacation. I am seriously thinking about switching the date to 3/1 but I need input on this soon. Is there any reason anyone can think of that we can't do this on 3/1? Thanks.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:21 pm
by High Dependency Unit
rpirrie wrote:Hello all--
I have been told that 2/22 is a bad date for CT INV V because everyone in Massachusetts will be on vacation. I am seriously thinking about switching the date to 3/1 but I need input on this soon. Is there any reason anyone can think of that we can't do this on 3/1? Thanks.
CT debate is hosting three debates at various locations in CT on that day, but that may only affect our team.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:07 pm
by KnicksRule
March 1st is the same day as Science Bowl, which is an extremely popular event attracting at least 24 schools in the area.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:00 pm
by rpirrie
Hello—

After a bit of soul searching and a lot of data gathering (thank you to those who chimed in), I have decided to stay with the original date of 2/22/14 for CT INV V. I know this is somewhat disappointing for MA teams, but the thing that tipped the balance is the timing of UConn Science Bowl. It is on March 1st, and most of my players would be unavailable to staff our event. In short, having CT INV on March 1st would mean an understaffed, choppy tournament.

I would still strongly encourage MA teams/schools to send as many teams as you can comfortably pull together. That having been said, would everyone receiving this message please let me know if it causes them to change their plans? I believe there are some who said “Yes we are coming” based on a March 1st date. Let me reiterate:

CT INV V will be held on February 22nd, 2014.

But, please, everyone who can come, we’d love to have you! Should be a lot of fun!

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:24 am
by Great Bustard
Edit 12/18 - Just to fill in some gaps on the schedule:

Feb. 8 - Maine History Bee and Bowl at Greely HS in Cumberland Center on C Set AND Massachusetts History Bee and Bowl at Everett HS on B Set
Feb. 15 - Vermont History Bee and Bowl on B Set at Burlington HS

As always, all events are open to out of state teams. Email me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:01 pm
by Mewto55555
The MA sites of HSAPQ's 2014 state championships have been announced:

Amherst Regional: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15281
Harvard Regional: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15282

MIT (state championship): viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15283

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:46 pm
by Great Bustard
The Massachusetts History Bee and Bowl at Everett has been switched to Saturday, Feb. 8, after a number of schools requested a date change due to the date conflict with the high school quiz show. It's still on B set, and the only area date conflict seems to be the CT History Bee and Bowl, also on B Set that day, so hopefully this will go over well.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:09 pm
by Great Bustard
The Connecticut History Bee and Bowl (NHBB B Set) will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Newtown High School - not on Saturday, February 8 as was originally announced. I apologize for any confusion and inconvenience to teams who had been planning on it for this weekend.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:31 pm
by vcpavao
Is there going to be an MITBAT this year?

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:14 pm
by t-bar
vcpavao wrote:Is there going to be an MITBAT this year?
There will not be; instead, MIT will host the state tournament for the Massachusetts Quizbowl Championship. MITBAT will hopefully return next year if we can secure a good date for it.

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:10 pm
by Grace
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