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by Nick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 25th Anniversary ACE QUIZBOWL CAMPS - GET YOUR FREE BUZZER!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1463

25th Anniversary ACE QUIZBOWL CAMPS - GET YOUR FREE BUZZER!!!

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of ACE QUIZBOWL Camps, we are refurbishing our buzzer inventory! Consequently, we have 25 fully functioning 10-person buzzer systems (both Anderson Officiators and Zeecrafts) that we need to give away! The FIRST TWENTY-FIVE campers to reserve a spot at a 2019 A...
by Nick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 25th Anniversary ACE QUIZBOWL Camps - Middle Schoolers Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

25th Anniversary ACE QUIZBOWL Camps - Middle Schoolers Welcome!

We have updated our website for the 25th Anniversary of ACE QUIZBOWL Camps! Registration is now open! www.acequizbowlcamps.com As you will see from the front page, we are inviting all quizbowl coaches nationwide to attend for free! With the rise of middle school academic competition, as the largest ...
by Nick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACE QUIZBOWL CAMPS 25th Anniversary!!! - COACHES COME FREE
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

ACE QUIZBOWL CAMPS 25th Anniversary!!! - COACHES COME FREE

We have updated our website for the 25th Anniversary of ACE QUIZBOWL Camps! Registration is now open! www.acequizbowlcamps.com In an effort to spread quizbowl far and wide, we expect MANY exciting announcements throughout 2019, starting with: COACHES COME FREE! The 25th Anniversary ACE QUIZBOWL Camp...
by Nick
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

Re: science championship

The website and original post have been updated to reflect recent changes, specifically that we are now including 10th-12th graders. Any other specific questions should be directed to info@sciencechampionship.com. Unfortunately it is the case that the 2019 SCIENCE WORLD FAIR will be held on the same...
by Nick
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

We are pleased to announce the SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

www.sciencechampionship.com

The 2019 SCIENCE WORLD FAIR will name a SCIENCE WORLD CHAMPION in every grade from 4th to 12th.

We hope you join us!
by Nick
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MS History Bee ORQE???
Replies: 4
Views: 2953

Re: MS History Bee ORQE???

Michael - Yes, the site was indeed down for a few hours to upload the Online Exam and test/troubleshoot the system. Everything should be available now through your Sponsor Home at historybee.com. The Exam period will run through January 6th, giving everyone roughly a month to make plans for the Exam...
by Nick
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 34491

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Results Results were displayed during the event throughout the competition hotel and online at historybee.com/live. All champions were also recognized at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. Congrats to our Champions! ACE organized over 1200 separate competitors in three grade divisions through four days...
by Nick
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 6279

Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade

The rules of the National History Bowl include a provision that “a bowl team roster must include three, four, or five students in order to participate.” ACE decided to adopt this rule after much careful thought and consideration. We understand why some individuals find this eligibility restriction o...
by Nick
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Game I Love
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

The Game I Love

Because I don’t post on this forum very often, I wanted to provide a public message so that anyone interested can hear what motivates me and my company, Academic Competition Enterprises (ACE), in my own words. To be boldly straight-forward, I want to see academic competition (a.k.a. “quizbowl”) expa...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)
Replies: 7
Views: 3852

ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

ACE is pleased to announce a new event for quizbowl players called the ACE Summer Classic. The ACE Summer Classic consists of three events, outlined below: Main Event – an individual buzzer competition for all academic competitors! This competition is using NAQT's ICT Division II set. The Champion o...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

ACE is pleased to announce a new event for quizbowl players called the ACE Summer Classic. The ACE Summer Classic consists of three events, outlined below: Main Event – an individual buzzer competition for all academic competitors! This competition is using NAQT's ICT Division II set. The Champion o...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: LARGEST ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN HISTORY!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

LARGEST ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN HISTORY!!!

ACE is coordinating the “National History Fair” a four-day event in June, which includes, among other activities, the National History Bee's middle school division championships. It may well be the largest academic competition event in history ( over 1200 participating students and 4000 spectators! ...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LARGEST ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN HISTORY!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1723

LARGEST ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN HISTORY!!!

ACE is coordinating the “National History Fair” a four-day event in June, which includes, among other activities, the National History Bee's middle school division championships. It may well be the largest academic competition event in history ( over 1200 participating students and 4000 spectators! ...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACE Fellowships
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: ACE Fellowships

We still have a couple spots open for the ACE Summer Fellowship. Get paid spreading the game!

If interested, you can reach me at nick <@> aceqb.com
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: CAMP for QUIZBOWL?!?!
Replies: 2
Views: 3470

CAMP for QUIZBOWL?!?!

Do you love quizbowl? Are you looking for a buzzer boot camp? Want to play tossups this summer? Then come on down to ACE Quizbowl Camp – the greatest quizbowl camps in America! Over each five-day/four-night session, ACE Campers will attend quizbowl-relevant classes and play in individual, team, and ...
by Nick
Fri May 13, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: CAMP for QUIZBOWL?!?!
Replies: 0
Views: 1633

CAMP for QUIZBOWL?!?!

Do you love quizbowl? Are you looking for a buzzer boot camp? Want to play tossups this summer? Then come on down to ACE Quizbowl Camp – the greatest quizbowl camps in America! Over each five-day/four-night session, ACE Campers will attend quizbowl-relevant classes and play in individual, team, and ...
by Nick
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACE Fellowships
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

ACE Fellowships

Academic Competition Enterprises will be coordinating two ACE Fellowships in 2016. ACE Fellowships are an opportunity for college students and recent graduates to contribute to the quizbowl community in a substantive and far-reaching way! Each Fellowship includes staffing over a dozen buzzer competi...
by Nick
Thu May 14, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: In need of good moderators
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

In need of good moderators

The National History Bee and Bowl's Middle School Division is still looking for the last handful of moderators for our 2015 National Finals event in Louisville, Kentucky next weekend (Memorial Day weekend). If you have experience moderating, and would be able/interested in volunteering your time on ...
by Nick
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Internship
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

2015 Internship

I wanted to let people know about the National History Bee's Spring Internship. It is a quizbowl road trip of epic proportions! This internship literally entails driving around the country with other people your age, hosting and moderating mini- quizbowl tournaments while taking in the many sights, ...
by Nick
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 7190

Re: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" atti

The majority of this post describes the "eh, who cares" attitude within the context of logistics, specifically question-writing and schedule-making/following. But that aesthetic seems to show up in so many other ways that you didn't mention. It might be because you didn't think of them, or it might ...
by Nick
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 7095

Re: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" atti

The majority of this post describes the "eh, who cares" attitude within the context of logistics, specifically question-writing and schedule-making/following. But that aesthetic seems to show up in so many other ways that you didn't mention. It might be because you didn't think of them, or it might ...
by Nick
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 27664

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Not to belabor a point here, but I think a very real and fundamental problem is our lack of consensus on what we call our game , not to mention what that game is. Matt uses "quizbowl" throughout these posts (a term which I strongly prefer) but notably-experienced player Brendan Byrne uses "quiz bowl...
by Nick
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 14465

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Not to belabor a point here, but I think a very real and fundamental problem is our lack of consensus on what we call our game , not to mention what that game is. Matt uses "quizbowl" throughout these posts (a term which I strongly prefer) but notably-experienced player Brendan Byrne uses "quiz bowl...
by Nick
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [1] Index, Introduction, and Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 4637

Re: The Big Vision: [1] Index, Introduction, and Basics

Firstly, I wanted to say that all of this (The Big Vision) is great, and I appreciate you taking the time to share all of these thoughts.

If you don't mind me asking, Matt, what do you see yourself doing personally in the next several years? What do you see your involvement in quizbowl being?
by Nick
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [1] Index, Introduction, and Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 3255

Re: The Big Vision: [1] Index, Introduction, and Basics

Firstly, I wanted to say that all of this (The Big Vision) is great, and I appreciate you taking the time to share all of these thoughts.

If you don't mind me asking, Matt, what do you see yourself doing personally in the next several years? What do you see your involvement in quizbowl being?
by Nick
Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 8564

Re: 2014 MSNCT discussion

(I apologize if this is answered elsewhere) Will the results of the MSNCT and HSNCT surveys be made public?
by Nick
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 6346

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

We've been told that one father will be driving his son from Anchorage to Atlanta (almost 4,300 miles) for the National History Bee's National Finals (middle school division) this June.
by Nick
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: The Role of a Moderator

Raynell mentioned a "scholastically sophisticated environment" and I think that environment is somewhat undermined by allowing fun/silly pseudonyms. If a tournament is going to allow students to play on a team that is undermanned, unchaperoned, unaffiliated with a school, self-funded AND allowed to ...
by Nick
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: The Role of a Moderator

If we are trying to promote respect in (and for) quizbowl, we may want to start by disallowing names like "#CashCrew."
by Nick
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 1249

Moderating in Chicago

Eric Huff and I are coordinating the National History Bee’s middle school events again this year and we need moderators for the Chicago Regional Finals. We need at least a dozen moderators to join us on Monday, March 24th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at O.A. Thorpe Scholastic Academy . We are offering to p...
by Nick
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

Moderating in Chicago

Eric Huff and I are coordinating the National History Bee’s middle school events again this year and we need moderators for the Chicago Regional Finals. We need at least a dozen moderators to join us on Monday, March 24th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at O.A. Thorpe Scholastic Academy . We are offering to p...
by Nick
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 53418

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

If this was posted already somewhere, I apologize, but can you tell us what the average winning score was over all games at HSNCT and the average losing score? I'm just curious how competitive (or not competitive) the average game is. (I hope this isn't too cumbersome for you to calculate).
by Nick
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bee Spring Internship
Replies: 0
Views: 938

National History Bee Spring Internship

The National History Bee’s Middle School division would like to let the quizbowl community know about an internship opportunity for this coming spring. As some of you know, one stage of the National History Bee’s Middle School Division is the Regional Finals, located in three dozen major metropolita...
by Nick
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE - Summer 2013 Dates and Locations
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: ACE - Summer 2013 Dates and Locations

We just wanted to let people know that ACE still has a few spots open in its remaining three quizbowl summer camps (in Tennessee, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). If you are planning to attend an ACE camp or know someone who might be interested, be sure you (or they) submit a registration before those spots...
by Nick
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Your "real" A-team
Replies: 23
Views: 4140

Re: Your "real" A-team

Well it seems that the distinction here is between rankings, which predict how well a team WILL play, and standings, which outline how well a team HAS played. Because quizbowl doesn't have standings throughout the year to show how well certain teams are actually playing, then there is less of an inc...
by Nick
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Your "real" A-team
Replies: 23
Views: 4140

Your "real" A-team

I just wanted to make this observation and see what people thought: in every other group activity (it seems like) whatever team shows up to compete is considered the legitimate "A" team and their record and performance goes down in the books as that of the "true" A team, regardless of any other circ...
by Nick
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30299

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

Also, what do people think of this idea: when a team goes to a tournament and its not their "real" A-team, they have the tournament director label the team as "High School B" or whatever the "true" designation is. That way people both at the tournament and in the outside world, know who is really pl...
by Nick
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30299

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

Does somebody know - is Sameer/Bellarmine going to be at HSNCT and/or PACE NSC?
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.

Well if this was like other activities where there were a bunch of post-college options, then I would agree with you. Like, if I played basketball in high school and college and then wanted to play after that, I could join an adult league or play a pick-up game at the YMCA or something like that. Ca...
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.

I mean, what about a happy middle ground where individuals could play in a tournament but their games didn't count? They would be "exhibitionists." It wouldn't even be open teams just individuals. That way, the hosting school raises a little more money for their program, the "legitimate" college tea...
by Nick
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.

When I think of "Open tournaments" I think of CO or MO or VCUO which all seem to aim for Nationals or post-Nationals difficulty. I might be in the minority, but I don't think I'm alone in associating that term with that difficulty. And yes, I was looking for a tournament I could play. I don't know h...
by Nick
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.

Do they exist? I'm thinking of something like a Penn Bowl level event that allows non-students.
by Nick
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement--California Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Re: Announcement--California Cup

Just wanted to say that this sounded cool. Great job to Ankit/Tanay/Berkeley!
by Nick
Thu May 24, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 48185

Re: 2012 NAC

Question: IF Chip Beall left QU/NAC and someone else ran the tournament (lets say he retired and/or passed away but wasn't with the company at all and this new person was a familiar, trustworthy face to good quizbowl) AND the questions were written as pyramidal and "canonical" as possible BUT every ...
by Nick
Tue May 08, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSNCT/HSNCT bonus difficulty discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6761

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

In my opinion, this was the most appropriate (difficulty-wise) set I've seen at any of the NAQT national tournaments (MS, HS, ICT) that I've ever played or read. I think the bonus conversions back this up. Also, I read Kealing's 925 game. It was crazy. Nick, does that mean you're advocating for a H...
by Nick
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSNCT/HSNCT bonus difficulty discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6761

MSNCT/HSNCT bonus difficulty discussion

In my opinion, this was the most appropriate (difficulty-wise) set I've seen at any of the NAQT national tournaments (MS, HS, ICT) that I've ever played or read. I think the bonus conversions back this up.

Also, I read Kealing's 925 game. It was crazy.
by Nick
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)
Replies: 24
Views: 7073

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)

You could do the 2 groups of 5 and the crossover game (for 5 games) and then have the top 8 make a single-elimination bracket (3 more games).
by Nick
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 54802

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

I think the reason that New England schools don't come to HFT is because New England schools are not particularly good at quizbowl, and HFT has generally been on the harder side of the high school difficulty spectrum,.... To me this implies that if HFT wasn’t on the harder side of the spectrum, New...
by Nick
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 54802

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

I heard this set and I agree that some of the bonuses were inappropriately difficult. I would also agree that although most teams enjoyed themselves at this tournament, it probably is not the best set with which to be introducing most teams to quizbowl. I will also add that the direction, efficiency...
by Nick
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Missouri Middle Schools are being banned from Nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: Missouri Middle Schools are being banned from Nationals

Does MSHSAA give a reason for this no-national-events-before-summer rule?