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New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by vinteuil » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:58 am

Hi everyone!

This school year, I'll be updating a calendar (this thread) of tournament dates in, nearby, and otherwise of interest to the New England area—Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire (plus, hypothetically, Rhode Island and Maine). I'll try to keep it up-to-date enough to be emailable or linkable for the benefit of teams and coaches that don't otherwise follow the forums. If I miss your event, or if you want to claim or discuss a date or timeframe, that's that this thread is for—post away!

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.

September 5 (Labor Day weekend)
September 12 (ACT)
September 19: MIT Fall
September 26: Yale FaCT

October 3 (SAT)
October 10 (Columbus Day weekend)
October 17: Delaware Valley tournament
October 24 (ACT)
October 31 (Halloween): Central Massachusetts Fall Tournament III (AMSA)

November 7 (SAT)
November 14: Harvard Fall Tournament
November 21
November 28 (Thanksgiving weekend)

December 5 (SAT): Lexington LIMIT
December 12 (ACT)
December 19

2016
January 9
January 16 (Martin Luther King Day weekend)
January 23 (SAT)
January 30

February 6 (ACT)
February 13 (Presidents' Day weekend): Yale BHSAT (tentative)
February 20: Connecticut Invitational VII (EO Smith)
February 27: MIT CALI Mirror

March 5 (SAT)
March 12: AMSA MIST
March 19
March 26 (Holy Saturday/Easter weekend)

April 2: MIT tournament
April 9 (ACT)
April 16
April 23 (First day of Passover): National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB), Arlington, VA
April 29-31: NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), Chicago

May 7 (SAT)
May 14: AMSA NAQT event
May 21
May 27-30 (Memorial Day weekend): NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), Dallas

June 4-5 (SAT): PACE National Scholastic Championship (NSC), Chicago
June 11 (ACT)
June 18

Color code:
Black: regular event in New England
Green: nearby event; reasonable driving distance
Blue: national championships
Red: NHBB (History)

Tournaments that have yet to be placed:
State championships
HSAPQ NASAT

Please feel free to take a look at tournaments in these other areas (links to be provided when the relevant threads are posted):
New York and New Jersey
Pennsylvania
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by alinktothefuture » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:05 am

MIT would like to claim September 19 for MIT Fall.
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Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:08 pm

Harvard would like November 14 for HFT.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by CoachG » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:45 am

Hi there:

Could you please add me to your list of coaches to receive info about your tournaments? ggarland@hinghamschools.org.

Thanks!
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by vinteuil » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:54 pm

CoachG wrote:Hi there:

Could you please add me to your list of coaches to receive info about your tournaments? ggarland@hinghamschools.org.

Thanks!
I've done this, but haven't sent out any emails to our contact list.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Ithaca Cricket Ump » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:31 am

I don't represent them, but I'm sure that Delaware Valley (Matamoras, PA, right at the point where NJ, NY and PA meet and less than an hour's drive on I-84 from New England) would like me to claim October 17 for their NAQT IS set tournament, which will draw teams from upstate NY, northern PA, metro NYC, and New England due to its convenience to all four areas.

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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by KnicksRule » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:59 pm

AMSA would like to reserve October 31st for the Central Massacusetts Fall Tournament III
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Maury Island incident » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:53 pm

Lexington would like to claim December 19th for the main site of our housewrite LIMIT. We'll probably also be hosting something in March or so, announcement forthcoming.
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Post by vinteuil » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:05 pm

For anyone who would like to receive email notifications from this thread: there is a link at the very bottom-left of the page, labelled "Subscribe topic". If you have an email address linked to your account on these forums, you should then get notifications of any new posts; I'll be sure to post—if nobody else does—about any new developments.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:25 pm

Due to conflicts with other tournaments, LIMIT will now be held on December 5th instead of December 19th.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by kcommo » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:11 pm

Tentative dates for Vermont and New Hampshire tournaments for 2015-16:

* 9/16, JV Tournament (Grades 9-10) at Hanover, NH
* 9/23, Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (IS-145A) at Essex, VT
* 10/17, NHQBL Regional at Lisbon, NH
* 10/31, Great Halloween States Tournament (NH vs. VT) at Hanover, NH
* 11/21, NHQBL Regional at John Stark, NH
* 12/4, Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament (IS-151A) at South Burlington, VT
* 12/12, NHQBL Regional at Merrimack, NH
* 1/30, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl playoffs at Montpelier, VT
* 2/13, NHQBL Farnham Regional, site TBA
* 3/4, Vermont NAQT Championship at Spaulding, VT
* 3/12, NHQBL at Kingswood, NH
* 3/26, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl finals at Burlington, VT
* 4/3, New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League finals at Concord, NH
* 4/9, JV Tournament at John Stark, NH

I'll post announcements for the Vermont tournaments as we get closer to the date.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Maury Island incident » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:42 pm

What sorts of sets are the JV tournaments running? Also, according to the NAQT site, Richmond Middle School in Hanover is hosting a middle school tournament on November 14th.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by kcommo » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:45 am

Generating Steam Heat wrote:What sorts of sets are the JV tournaments running?
I don't know for sure, although I would guess at least the Hanover one will be in NHQBL format which would mean Academic Hallmarks questions. Hanover coach Bill Murphy could give you an official answer. His email is william (dot) Murphy (at) hanovernorwichschools (dot) org.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by KnicksRule » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:23 pm

AMSA would like to reserve March 12th for our Spring mirror of an undetermined house-write. Our tournament will be called MIST (Mass. Invitational Spring Tournament).

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=17792




Also here is the link to our tourney announcement for CMFT III:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=17790
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by High Dependency Unit » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:43 pm

Darien would like to tentatively claim April 16 for its yet to be named tournament. We plan on including a "nationals" division using a collegiate set. More info to come later.

Edit: Our advisor cannot do the 16th. We are exploring a January 30 date.
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Post by KnicksRule » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:29 pm

AMSA would like to tentatively reserve May 14 for a season ending NAQT event (perhaps the MA state championships).
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:35 pm

We would be happy to have a season-ending NAQT event in Massachusetts (but ideally the state championship proper would be earlier, in March or April, so that teams qualifying from it have a chance to register for HSNCT).
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Post by tpmorrison » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:52 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:We would be happy to have a season-ending NAQT event in Massachusetts (but ideally the state championship proper would be earlier, in March or April, so that teams qualifying from it have a chance to register for HSNCT).
Would this tournament be open to non-Massachusetts teams?
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by alinktothefuture » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:14 pm

MIT would like to reserve February 27 for a winter tournament. We'll be mirroring the CALI set.

We would also probably be interested in bidding to host NAQT MA States again this year.
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Post by Maury Island incident » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:14 pm

It might make sense to swap the dates of MIST and the state championship, and run the state championship on March 12th and MIST on May 14th.
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Post by KnicksRule » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:04 pm

Since Darien is moving their tourney date, we would be open to hosting states on April 19. To my knowledge, out of state teams can come to the event but we will contact NAQT about this before we open up registrations. In addition, we would need a lot more moderators for this tourney to make it a possibility (since AMSA would like to enter a team as well).
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by rpirrie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:08 pm

Hello--
E. O. Smith would VERY tentatively like to reserve 2/20 for CT INV VII. Thanks.
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Post by rpirrie » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:18 pm

Hey--
Threw out a tentative date for CT Invitational of 2/20, but I will listen to any and all opinions on the matter. Mucho appreciado.
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Post by High Dependency Unit » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:28 pm

I don't think Darien would be able to make it on any other date, so that would be our first choice.
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Post by KnicksRule » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:54 pm

Can we please have an update of this page (its been two months).

If it is a hassle, I would be happy to maintain the schedule page from next year onwards.
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Post by vinteuil » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:32 pm

KnicksRule wrote:Can we please have an update of this page (its been two months).

If it is a hassle, I would be happy to maintain the schedule page from next year onwards.
I'll update this Wednesday (sorry for the wait!)
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by alinktothefuture » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:38 pm

MIT would also (tentatively) like to reserve April 2 for our annual spring event.
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Post by rpirrie » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:43 pm

2/20 as a tentative date for CT INV VII. Going, going...
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Maury Island incident » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:28 pm

Our A team will be playing BMAD at Wilmington Charter that day, but we should be able to muster some teams for CT Invitational, as well.
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Post by vinteuil » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:46 pm

Should be updated: let me know if there are any changes or things I've missed.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by High Dependency Unit » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm

The Darien Invitational will be held on IS-152 on January 30. We are also bidding for mirroring ACF regionals for high schools on that same date.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Rosie the Riveter » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:43 pm

Phillips Academy Andover would like to reserve April 9th for the NAQT Massachusetts State Championships.
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Post by tpmorrison » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:12 pm

Rosie the Riveter wrote:Phillips Academy Andover would like to reserve April 9th for the NAQT Massachusetts State Championships.
Do you know if this tournament is/might potentially be open to non-Massachusetts teams? I believe NAQT's policy is that out-of-state teams are allowed (at the host's discretion) to attend another state's championship if their own state does not have one (and NH does not).
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:32 pm

Check in with us (naqt@naqt.com) before you make any travel plans. I would like to set up an actual New Hampshire championship this spring if at all possible.
I believe NAQT's policy is that out-of-state teams are allowed (at the host's discretion) to attend another state's championship if their own state does not have one.
(Our policy is that out-of-state teams need permission from NAQT- the host in the neighboring state might not know about ongoing plans for a future championship in the traveling team's home state.)
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by alinktothefuture » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:33 pm

alinktothefuture wrote:MIT would also (tentatively) like to reserve April 2 for our annual spring event.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to host this year on 4/2.
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Post by High Dependency Unit » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:39 pm

Conard HS is hosting Connecticut states on April 23.
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Post by Great Bustard » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:06 am

2013 in amusement parks wrote:Conard HS is hosting Connecticut states on April 23.
This, again, is NHBB Nationals weekend, and I would strongly suggest an alternate date, especially this far out when there are other options available.
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Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:07 pm

That post was about 2016 Connecticut states, which took place a bit more than two months ago. We have not yet decided on any dates for 2017 NAQT state championships.
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