NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

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

Post by Northern Central Railway » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:29 am

jonpin wrote:The weekends are dwindling. Bergen Academies would really like to host a high school tournament in the spring. Should Bloomfield fall through again*, we'd like to use March 7 as our date. We're currently attempting to find a set we can use.

*-Is there any evidence that their team, well, exists? It's my understanding they cancelled last year because they didn't have anyone to help run it, and I've not heard of them competing or signing up to play anywhere yet this season.
Bloomfield went to Livingston last year, but left after lunch.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Great Bustard » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:58 pm

NHBB's Rochester Area tournament is confirmed on Feb. 7 (B Set) at Victor Senior High School in Victor, NY. Thanks to the generous support of the Robert Jackson Center, this tournament is free of charge for the Bee and Bowl, as is the Western New York History Bee and Bowl on Dec. 13 at the Nichols School in Buffalo (C Set). Full announcement on this program to follow shortly in the NHBB forum.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Genghis Kant: The Metaphysical Mongolian » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Due to a good chunk of the field dropping out right beforehand, Bull Bowl is being rescheduled for the Spring. We would like to tentatively claim March 14 as a date, if it's not too much of an issue for anyone.
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Post by Great Bustard » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:48 pm

NHBB is pleased to announce that Tenafly High School in Bergen County will host a combined US History Bee / US Geography Olympiad National Qualifying Quiz Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 28. That gives NJ students a competition to attend that day, while we're also almost certain to have a Long Island site and a New York City site for these as well, so area NY teams who are busy with HSAPQ states that day can still play these sets.
These are individual competitions only - each event costs $20, but if you play in both, it's $30 for both combined. Further details at www.geographyolympiad.com and www.ushistorybee.org
Registration will open for these events in December - we'll send out a reminder email to everyone when it's open.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Mark Wolfsberg » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:52 pm

Dave or anyone,
Can we get a confirmation on NHBB Mid Atlantic Championships to be held at Princeton March 21st?
At the NHBB site we still have TBD on the date....
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Post by Great Bustard » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:09 am

I'm still waiting final word, but I'll check back in with them. Last I heard, it was a go, but they just needed to finalize which rooms. Also, if you want to reach my attention on NHBB matters, post on the NHBB forums. I check the boards every day, and if someone posts their I'll look, but I only check this forum once a week or so.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Great Bustard » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:29 pm

NHBB Mid-Atlantic Championships on NHBB A Set has now indeed been confirmed to be at Princeton University on Saturday, March 21.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Grace » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:49 am

The tournament announcement for BHSAT's main site at Yale can be found here. If you know the contact information of any teams in the Northeast which do not usually visit the forums, please pass that link along to them! We may have included a contact-person from those teams in our email invitation, but I'd rather have teams hear about the tournament twice than not hear about it at all. Thanks!
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:37 pm

Bergen Academies will be hosting a high school tournament on Saturday, April 11, using the Potatoville set and NSC rules (20-pt powers, no negs, bouncebacks). Full announcement to follow.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Al Hirt » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:45 pm

Since it seems no one else is interested, EB is looking into hosting states this year.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Al Hirt » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:38 pm

Apologies for the double post, but does anyone know if Bloomfield is happening this year? I sent out an email to the contact NAQT has listed, but I have not received a response yet.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Urech hydantoin synthesis » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Al Hirt wrote:Apologies for the double post, but does anyone know if Bloomfield is happening this year? I sent out an email to the contact NAQT has listed, but I have not received a response yet.
I emailed Colleen Halpin earlier this year, and she said that they were indeed hosting on March 7 (the rooms having been booked last year, apparently), and that help/advice was welcome.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Al Hirt » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:45 pm

christino wrote:
Al Hirt wrote:Apologies for the double post, but does anyone know if Bloomfield is happening this year? I sent out an email to the contact NAQT has listed, but I have not received a response yet.
I emailed Colleen Halpin earlier this year, and she said that they were indeed hosting on March 7 (the rooms having been booked last year, apparently), and that help/advice was welcome.
That's good news, I just hope they make it known in time.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by The Polebarn Hotel » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:31 am

Just a question to whomever it may concern; is there a date for the upstate NY NAQT championships that are supposed to happen at Cornell? I know that metro-area NY has a forum post and a date, which is why I'm asking.

EDIT: Never mind, I just noticed the update. How sneaky.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:30 pm

Crazyflight wrote:Just a question to whomever it may concern; is there a date for the upstate NY NAQT championships that are supposed to happen at Cornell? I know that metro-area NY has a forum post and a date, which is why I'm asking.

EDIT: Never mind, I just noticed the update. How sneaky.
On the other hand, there's still been no update on the NY State series from HSAPQ. The website has said "Information On The 2015 New York Quizbowl Championship Will Be Posted This Week" for a few months now, and information elsewhere on the boards implies the regionals are to be held January 31.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Matt Weiner » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:23 pm

Those tournaments are happening on the announced dates; I'm trying to lock down the last hosts.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by The Polebarn Hotel » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:13 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:Those tournaments are happening on the announced dates; I'm trying to lock down the last hosts.
Does "last hosts" imply that there have been first hosts? As in, have there been confirmed sites that are hosting regionals on the 31st? And if so, why haven't these been advertised or published anywhere?
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Mewto55555 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:59 pm

HSAPQ is still searching for regional hosts for Saturday, January 31. Contact newyork@hsapq.com if you did not get a host solicit and would like to host either that day or the following day (Sun, Feb. 1).

States will be Saturday, Feb. 28 at Ithaca.

Full details for all tournaments to follow.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Matt Weiner » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:40 am

So, we have Ithaca HS and Niagara University working on getting confirmed for Regional sites. I got nothing from anyone I talked to in the NYC area. I recently contacted the NYU quizbowl team about helping out, but they don't know yet (which is understandable given how little time they've had to look into it, not trying to say otherwise).

HSAPQ is happy to provide the question set, under some reasonable financial arrangement, for hosting tournaments in central and western NY. However, it seems unjustified to call this a state championship tournament if we don't get participation from the NYC metro, especially since there is already an Upstate NY championship on NAQT questions. I'm going to have to say that if no one comes forward by Sunday to host an eastern site, we're not going to be able to move forward with the event in the manner originally envisioned and will have to try again next year on the state championship angle and work with individual hosts on what they want to do with this year's questions.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Mewto55555 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:29 pm

Due to a lack of response from potential hosts in several regions, HSAPQ has decided not to host the regional tournaments this year. The tournament will return in 2016 after consultation with potential hosts/attendees about desired changes to the financial model/other aspects of the event.

We are in discussions with a potential host about an open-entry state tournament on 2/28.
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