NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

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NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:22 pm

Hi everyone. Post here to claim a date for your high school level quiz bowl event in the 2014-15 school year, held in the metro New York area. The dates listed below are Saturdays.
NAQT IS, NAQT A-set, HSAPQ, Independent/Housewrite, NHBB
Big-name events in the Greater East, National Championships, STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last updated: March 12

September 13
September 20
September 27 - PHSAT (138) @ Princeton / FaCT (139A) @ Yale

October 4
October 11 (Columbus Day)
October 18 - CSWIFT (Varsity - 140 / Junior - 139A) @ Wilmington (MOVED)
October 25 - QuBIT (Maryland HW) @ High Tech / Bull Bowl (138) @ Buffalo / South Jersey (C) @ Mon. Donovan

November 1 - BrainBusters (140) @ Ithaca / SCOP @ Hunter / UDFT @ Delaware
November 8 (NJEA convention)
November 15 - North Jersey (C) @ Seton Hall Univ. / HFT (Harvard HW) @ Harvard / (SUNDAY 11/16) Bergen County (C) @ Torah Academy
November 22 - LIFT (140) @ Kellenberg / Henderson (142) @ Henderson
November 29 (Thanksgiving)

December 6 - Fall (BISB) @ Columbia
December 13 - Lower Hudson (C) @ White Plains
December 20 - Garden State (GSAC) @ St. Joseph
December 27 (Christmas)

January 3 (New Year's) - MLI (141A) @ Mt. Lakes
January 10 - Invitational (143A) @ Scarsdale
January 17 (MLK) - New Jersey (B) @ Ridgewood
January 24 - Upper Hudson (B) @ Bethlehem MS / CSWIFT (Varsity - 140 / Junior - 139A) @ Wilmington
January 31 - QuAC (HSAPQ?) @ Penn / NY Regionals (HSAPQ Reg) @ TBD

February 7 - Frozen Frenzy (142) @ Livingston
February 14 - BHSAT (Yale HW) @ Yale
February 21 (Presidents' Day) - Connecticut (144) @ EOSmith
February 28 - NEW YORK CHAMPIONSHIP (HSAPQ States) @ TBD

March 7 - METRO NEW YORK (146) @ Columbia Univ. / BATE (144) @ Bloomfield
March 14 - Blue Hen (144) @ Delaware
March 21 - KPAQT (145A) @ Kings' Park / Mid-Atlantic (A) @ Princeton
March 28 - Prison Bowl (Hunter HW) @ Hunter

April 4 (Easter)
April 11 - BASQT (Potatoville) @ Bergen Acad.
April 18 - NEW JERSEY (146) @ Princeton
April 25 - National History Bee & Bowl V @ Crystal City, VA (Washington area)

May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23 (Memorial Day)
May 30-31 - NAQT High School National Championship Tournament @ Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)

June 6-7 - PACE National Scholastic Championship @ Reston, VA (Washington area)
June 13-14 - National All-Star Academic Tournament @ Columbus, OH
June 20

Listing by set
It is always the shared responsibility of tournament directors AND competing teams to make sure they do not play the same tournament more than once. Below is a listing of tournaments running multiple times to help teams pick a schedule.

NAQT IS
138: Princeton, NJ (Sep 27), Buffalo, NY (Oct 25)
140: Wilmington, DE (Oct 18), Ithaca, NY (Nov 1), Uniondale, NY (Nov 22)
142: West Chester, PA (Nov 22), Livingston, NJ (Feb 7)
144: Storrs, CT (Feb 21), Bloomfield, NJ (Mar 7), Newark, DE (Mar 14)

NAQT A-set
139A: New Haven, CT (Sep 27), Wilmington, DE (Oct 18)
143A: Scarsdale, NY (Jan 10)
145A: Kings' Park, NY (Mar 21)

NHBB C: Toms River, NJ (Oct 25), West Orange, NJ (Nov 15), Teaneck, NJ (Nov 16), White Plains, NY (Dec 13)
NHBB B: Ridgewood, NJ (Jan 17), Delmar, NY (Jan 24), Lynbrook, NY (Jan 24), CT (Feb 28); NYC (TBA)
NHBB A: Dix Hills, NY (TBA); Princeton, NJ (Mar 21)

SCOP: Newark, DE (Nov 1), New York, NY (Nov 1)

Last year's tournaments not yet on the schedule
Some of these tournaments may not run.
October: Connecticut Novice, Delaware Fall
November: Phoenixville
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Connecticut, New Jersey, Upstate NY (NAQT)
And some History Bowl competitions

Provisionally announced, no confirmed date
Bergen Academies (spring)
Columbia Spring (February? April?)
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Urech hydantoin synthesis » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:35 pm

The 2015 HSNCT is on June 6?
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Edward Powers » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:38 pm

St. Joe's would like to claim December 20, 2014 for its annual Garden State Tournament, using the 2014 house-write from the Governor's School.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:57 pm

christino wrote:The 2015 HSNCT is on June 6?
May 30-31. I've edited the original post.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jasongg17 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:56 pm

Princeton University Quiz Bowl would like to claim September 27th for PHSAT XXII
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:35 am

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
christino wrote:The 2015 HSNCT is on June 6?
May 30-31. I've edited the original post.
Oops. I screwed up what weekend Memorial Day was and thus screwed up HSNCT. Thanks for catching it and fixing it.
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Post by Great Bustard » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:25 am

So, an initial NHBB post. It's looking like NJ States will be at Ridgewood on 1/24, and the Seton Hall tournament will move to November. Our Mid Atlantic Championships will ideally stay at Princeton, but move to one of the first three Saturdays in March. Westchester will still be at White Plains, but likely in December. Long Island will once again have two events; no word yet on those. Southern NJ will happen again at MonDon, but I need to get a date there (expect it to be in the fall, though). There will also be a CT event, a NYC tournament on a Sunday, possibly another tournament on a Sunday (to give Jewish schools a second chance to compete), probably two US History Bees, and 1 US Geography Olympiad regional (this is new). The USHB and USGO events will be after school, so I'm not worried about those.
I will update as events come in; for now, the only date I'd like to put a hold on is 1/24, though this still needs to be confirmed within the next week or so.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:29 pm

Is NHBB still running the A-B-C model? From your labelling of the Ridgewood tournament as "states", should I assume that's the B set?
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Post by czheng0708 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:32 pm

jasongg17 wrote:Princeton University Quiz Bowl would like to claim September 27th for PHSAT XXII
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Yale's FaCT is that day as well. Not sure if that's going to change anything though.

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

Post by High Dependency Unit » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:19 pm

czheng0708 wrote:
jasongg17 wrote:Princeton University Quiz Bowl would like to claim September 27th for PHSAT XXII
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Yale's FaCT is that day as well. Not sure if that's going to change anything though.

EDIT: added second sentence
That won't change that much. Only Mountain Lakes, Kellenberg, and Charter attended both tournaments last year, if I'm correct. It might also allow for FAcT to cater more to New England teams.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by BroNi » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:05 pm

LIFT XIV will be on Nov. 22 at Kellenberg Mem HS, Uniondale, NY. We will be using a NAQT IS set.
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Post by jonpin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:16 pm

Bergen Academies intends to actually hold a high school tournament in the springtime. We will try to use an HSAPQ set, and intend to run the tournament on NSC format to give local teams experience with the bounceback format prior to nationals. A date will be announced later.

[I'll update the original post to insert your date claims in the coming days/weeks]
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Post by Grace » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:39 pm

As noted above, Yale's FAcT will be running on an A-set on 9/27 (the same day as PHSAT), and our spring BHSAT housewrite is tentatively scheduled for February 14.
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Post by Great Bustard » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 am

jonpin wrote:Is NHBB still running the A-B-C model? From your labelling of the Ridgewood tournament as "states", should I assume that's the B set?
Yes and Yes.
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Post by Northern Central Railway » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:53 am

Mountain Lakes intends on hosting sometime in the Fall, and potentially in January of 2015 depending on how large the team is and how much of a field we can realistically handle. Nothing is yet set in stone, but we'll definitely be hosting a tournament at some point next school year.

Let's all hope the weather cooperates better for tournaments next year.
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Post by Guybo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:39 am

I anticipate that Livingston HS will take its typical date - March 14 next year - on an NAQT IS set.
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Post by Great Bustard » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:13 am

NHBB confirms the following two dates:
Northern New Jersey History Bee and Bowl - Seton Hall University, Sat. Nov. 15 (C Set)
New Jersey History Bee and Bowl State Championships - Ridgewood High School, Sat. Jan. 24 (B Set)

I will direct both of these. Further dates to follow shortly.
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Post by Great Bustard » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:51 pm

NHBB Lower Hudson will return for the 5th year to White Plains High School on Sat. Dec. 13. This will run on C Set.
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Post by Great Bustard » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:46 am

The 2014 Southern NJ History Bee and Bowl will return to Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, NJ on Sat. Oct. 25. This will run on C Set. While this tournament is open to all teams, we anticipate that most Northern and North Central NJ teams will gravitate to the Northern NJ HBB at Seton Hall in November, also on C Set. C Set will also be run in NYC, Long Island, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Westchester, as was the case last year.
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Post by Al Hirt » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:42 pm

I believe Charter said they would have their fall tournament on October 18th in the DC thread.
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Post by TonyEgg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:05 pm

High Tech would like to claim October 25th for QuBIT, which will mirror UMD's Housewrite.

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Post by Rob Celeste » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:39 am

Please add KPAQT V for Saturday March 21, 2015. NAQT A Level Set.
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Post by Great Bustard » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:17 pm

NJ States at Ridgewood has now been moved up a week to January 17, as the school has just told me that there's SAT testing that day. 1/17 looks open on the above calendar and that was the weekend we ran NJ States last year, so I guess this shouldn't be a problem. Sorry for any inconvenience here.
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Post by Al Hirt » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:32 pm

Bloomfield has added a NAQT tournament on March 7, hopefully they'll be able to follow through this time.
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Post by Dead Parrot » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:43 pm

Al Hirt wrote:Bloomfield has added a NAQT tournament on March 7, hopefully they'll be able to follow through this time.
Considering what happened the last time Bloomfield hosted a tournament, I'm not sure we should hope for that.
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Post by jonpin » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:59 am

Dead Parrot wrote:
Al Hirt wrote:Bloomfield has added a NAQT tournament on March 7, hopefully they'll be able to follow through this time.
Considering what happened the last time Bloomfield hosted a tournament, I'm not sure we should hope for that.
Well they're on the schedule. I notice Livingston's tournament wasn't listed on NAQT.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Dead Parrot » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:10 am

jonpin wrote:
Dead Parrot wrote:
Al Hirt wrote:Bloomfield has added a NAQT tournament on March 7, hopefully they'll be able to follow through this time.
Considering what happened the last time Bloomfield hosted a tournament, I'm not sure we should hope for that.
Well they're on the schedule. I notice Livingston's tournament wasn't listed on NAQT.
We are (or rather, Mr. Rabner is) working on that. In the meantime, Livingston will very likely use IS-142.
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Post by Guybo » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:27 pm

I spoke with people at NAQT at nationals and indicated, after being asked, that, indeed, we plan on using another IS set during the same week as last year. I also sent an email to ask about a confirmation and set number but have yet to hear back.
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Post by mbogaty » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:52 am

Can Scarsdale please claim January 10th? We will likely again use an NAQT A-set.

Edit: We will be using NAQT set 143A.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Guybo wrote:I spoke with people at NAQT at nationals and indicated, after being asked, that, indeed, we plan on using another IS set during the same week as last year. I also sent an email to ask about a confirmation and set number but have yet to hear back.
This has now been added to our schedule using IS #142.
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Post by Guybo » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:44 am

So, our HS has now decided that, for the first time ever, they will be hosting SATs the weekend of March 14 this year so we are getting bumped. I wanted to find a date that worked well for potential participants in 2015. Unfortunately, it appears that the weekend before and after us are now taken. Would anyone already hosting in the Spring be able to switch dates with us or is there a good open date that would work well to host? I'm going in to my HS to discuss on Wednesday so would like to get any suggestions from those in the region. Thanks.

Edit: At this point, I'm leaning toward February 7 as the best date for us and hoping there is no weather event!
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Post by Al Hirt » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:11 pm

Last year, there was no overlap of the fields between Livingston and the New York HSAPQ State Championship, so maybe moving it to Feb. 28th might be an option? I know this may change this year, but it'll probably work.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Kouign Amann » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:49 pm

Columbia would like to claim December 6th for a BISB mirror. Announcement forthcoming.

Edit: and since Bloomfield is hosting that first week of March, I guess we'll tentatively shoot for having our spring high school event on February 28th, though if Bloomfield falls through again I think we'd like that date back. There may be a room reservation conflict for the 28th, which would mean pushing back to April 11th, I guess, but we'll deal with that in January. Regardless of how it all goes down, Columbia would like to host two high school tournaments this year.
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Post by Guybo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:53 pm

Please change Livingston HS March Madness (or some incarnation of that tournament name) down for February 7, 2015. Rooms are reserved, confirmed with NAQT and it looks like a go from our end. Thank you!
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Post by Genghis Kant: The Metaphysical Mongolian » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:50 pm

The University at Buffalo would like to claim October 25th as the date for UB Bull Bowl.

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Post by maybe-mabelline » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:32 pm

Charter would like to claim January 24th as its new date for CSWIFT.
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Post by atai » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:04 pm

Hunter will be hosting our fourth annual fall novice tournament on November 1. We'll be mirroring the SCOP 5 set. More info can be found here.

We'll also be hosting Prison Bowl VIII in the spring, so we'll let you all know when that will be happening once we finalize a date with our school administration.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by rpirrie » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:59 pm

Hello--
E. O. Smith and UConn will be hosting Connecticut Invitational VI on February 21st, in Storrs CT, with an IS set. This is out of your area but a reasonable drive for many teams, esp. from New York. Hope to see some of you out here!
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Northern Central Railway » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:56 am

Hello fellow NY/NJ quizbowl people, I have a question for the the general populace:

Given that the first Saturday of January is the 3rd and that many high schools won't be back in session from Winter break until the following Monday, would many (any?) teams be willing to go to a tournament held on the 3rd? For Mountain Lakes' winter tournament (due to a variety of reasons we likely won't be hosting in the fall), I am trying to decide between January 3 and January 17. December 13 is also a last resort option, I'd rather not go up against a NHBB date even if it is a site that doesn't usually draw many NJ teams.

Do any coaches/players have a general preference for either of the two dates? If it matters, pending NAQT approval, it would likely be an A-set.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Dead Parrot » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Northern Central Railway wrote:Hello fellow NY/NJ quizbowl people, I have a question for the the general populace:

Given that the first Saturday of January is the 3rd and that many high schools won't be back in session from Winter break until the following Monday, would many (any?) teams be willing to go to a tournament held on the 3rd? For Mountain Lakes' winter tournament (due to a variety of reasons we likely won't be hosting in the fall), I am trying to decide between January 3 and January 17. December 13 is also a last resort option, I'd rather not go up against a NHBB date even if it is a site that doesn't usually draw many NJ teams.

Do any coaches/players have a general preference for either of the two dates? If it matters, pending NAQT approval, it would likely be an A-set.
I think January 17 is the date of NHBB NJ States.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:35 pm

The NHBB website says New Jersey states are January 24th.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Dead Parrot » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Great Bustard wrote:NJ States at Ridgewood has now been moved up a week to January 17, as the school has just told me that there's SAT testing that day. 1/17 looks open on the above calendar and that was the weekend we ran NJ States last year, so I guess this shouldn't be a problem. Sorry for any inconvenience here.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 pm

Northern Central Railway wrote:Do any coaches/players have a general preference for either of the two dates? If it matters, pending NAQT approval, it would likely be an A-set.
This would indeed be an A-set, probably IS #141A (all five regular sets have been claimed for the state of New Jersey).
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Northern Central Railway » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:36 pm

I just received confirmation from Dave Madden himself that Northern NJ NHBB is January 17 and that the NHBB website is being changed to reflect this.

Having figured that out, my initial question still stands, albeit somewhat altered - would January 3 (most schools probably not back in session yet) or January 24 (SAT subject tests and a tournament in DE with very small overlap) be better for most people?
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Mark Wolfsberg » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:59 am

Bethlehem, NY - Near Albany will host a NHBB regional on Jan 24th at Bethlehem MS

Sign up at http://www.historybowl.com/ for the Bowl and http://hs.historybee.com/ for the Bee

This will be a good opportunity for you to take on a strong Bethlehem team in a tune up to NHBB Nationals

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that the 2015 Upper Hudson History Bee and Bowl will be held at Bethlehem Middle School in Delmar, NY on Saturday, January 24, 2015. As in past years, this tournament will run on our B Set and is open to out-of-state teams. Also, just to clarify, although this tournament is being held at a middle school, it is a high school level event. Area middle schools, though, are welcome to sign up to compete in the Junior Varsity division, as the host school will do. Thanks to the generosity of Bethlehem parents, book prizes will also be offered to the top students and teams in the competition. For more information, please contact the tournament coordinator at the email address listed below. Thank you for your interest in our tournament and we look forward to seeing you there in January!
During the lunch break, we will also administer the National Qualifying Exam for the United States Geography Olympiad and the US History Bee. The Exams each cost $10 per student. Students may sign up on the day of the tournament or can pre-register for the Exam at www.geographyolympiad.com and www.ushistorybee.org though this is not required.
Date January 24, 2015
Registration Deadline January 22, 2015 7:00pm EST
Address 332 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, NY

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8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive By This time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:10 History Bowl Round 1
9:50 History Bowl Round 2
10:25 History Bowl Round 3
11:00 History Bee Opening Meeting
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1:40 History Bowl Round 4
2:15 History Bowl Round 5
2:50 History Bee Finals
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4:15 History Bowl Semifinals / JV Finals
4:50 History Bowl Finals
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Bethlehem Central Middle School is located at 332 Kenwood Ave. in Delmar, NY.

From the New York State Thruway (I-90)

Get off at Exit 23, and turn right onto Route 9W South. Follow 9W one mile to the Delmar by-pass (Route 32) exit. Follow the Delmar by-pass for 1/2 mile, and turn right onto Kenwood Avenue. Stay on Kenwood for about 1 3/4 miles. The Middle School is on the left, shortly after you cross Elsmere Avenue.

From the Northway (I-87 South)

Take the Route 90 East Exit from the Northway. Stay on Route 90 East until the Slingerlands/Route 85 Exit (Exit 4). Follow Route 85 through the first roundabout (Blessing Road). You will encounter a second roundabout at Maher Road. Enter the roundabout and take the third exit, Maher Road (at your left upon entering the roundabout), and follow to New Scotland Road. At New Scotland Road, turn right. At the third roundabout, Cherry Avenue Extension (Route 140), enter the roundabout and again take the third exit (at your left upon entering the roundabout) onto Cherry Avenue Extension (Route 140). At the next light, turn left onto Kenwood Avenue. Stay on Kenwood, straight through the Delaware Avenue intersection (Four Corners). The Middle School is about 1/2 mile past Delaware Ave. on the right.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Northern Central Railway » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:09 pm

Mountain Lakes will be hosting the 2nd annual Mountain Lakes Invitational using NAQT set 141A on January 3. Full announcement to come, but there will be a soft field cap of 24 and hard cap of 48. Let's hope the weather cooperates better this time.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by atai » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:22 pm

Hunter College High School is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 8th annual Prison Bowl on March 28, 2015! Full tournament forum post (and more details) to come.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by Great Bustard » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:47 pm

Tentatively, NHBB will hold its Mid-Atlantic Championships at Princeton on A Set on March 21. This shouldn't conflict really with the Kings Park tournament, since we expect to also have A Set run on Long Island in early March.
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Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Post by jonpin » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:03 pm

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

Post by Great Bustard » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:05 am

A few quick updates from NHBB:
1. We're going to need to reschedule South Jersey at MonDon. I do have 3 days next week to go promote it in South Jersey, so as long as MonDon is cool with rescheduling, look for that to reappear at some point in February or early March.
2. Likewise in early March, Phillipsburg just let me know today that they want to host on March 7. Jon, I don't foresee this being an issue, since this will be on C Set, and everyone in North and Central Jersey will most likely gravitate to the Nov. 15 and 16 dates or Dec. 13 at White Plains (or Mon Don). Phillipsburg (aka Western New Jersey) will primarily be pitched to Northern PA schools (the Northern PA event will likely go to B Set) and schools in Phillipsburg's league who traditionally haven't played much outside their necks of the woods.
3. There's only space left for 1 more team at Torah Academy on 11/16. Though you can play the same set at Seton Hall the prior day - plenty of room there.
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