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by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB New England Championships is at ConVal on March 9.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a list of the current field?
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30). We'll be ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

troyharris wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Hi Michael,
I noticed on the History Bowl site that Maine was a potential site. Is that still a possibility?
I'll be doing some work on that in the next couple months (trying to get a spring event). It's a possibility, but don't count on it (RI is much more likely to happen, though).
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

NHBB is claiming Feb. 2 for its MA State Championships, March 2 for Connecticut (Newtown), and November 17 for New Hampshire. Boston Fall was initially scheduled for Dec. 8, but I'm trying to move it to avoid a conflict with PAWT (same with New Englands, initially scheduled for March 30).
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

I did not make the final decision for the date of ACF Nationals, but April 27-28 is the date of NHBB Nationals. NHBB Nationals monopolizes a lot of staff. I supposed I'd be interested in seeing exactly how much overlap there is between the two staffer bases; I'd heard talk that it wasn't as big as ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 15
Views: 2241

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

Assuming Karsten Rynearson stays enrolled at Greens Farms for high school, they should be able to legitimately challenge Darien for the title of top team in Connecticut, while Wilton will obviously continue to be a strong team (though I'm uncertain about how solid they will be in literature, science...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 5093

Re: HS Player Poll Results

The geography problem is that people don't always know which stats to look at. I don't expect everybody to dig up stats from a random school across the country that has a terrific player but didn't attend every tournament and consistently puts up mediocre showings at national tournaments. Again, th...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4381

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Pablo Picasso 2 wrote:We are discussing the possibility of hosting a NASAT mirror - if are interested in helping out, or playing, please post or PM us.
If this is not in July or the first week of August I will almost certainly play.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 5093

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Is there a list of people who voted?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 8040

Re: High School Player Poll

To throw in a couple cents late in the game: Hunter, Plano West, TJ, and Wayzata should have close to half the spots in your top 20. Playing with other great players tanks your ppg, and to get to the finals of a national championship you need to either have an absolutely legendary player (like Clark...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 3624

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I would sign up to play this.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 3908

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Meet on the tenth floor at 7:10
Can we push this back? Some people are involved in tiebreakers.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 10930

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Are there many people who wouldn't be able to attend the weekend of Aug 4-5? I would love to attend, but that weekend doesn't work for me. Unfortunately, I could only attend if the tournament is July 7 or earlier, or August 18 or later. I'm not going to get my hopes up for a drastic date change, bu...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5172

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
An Economic Ignoramus wrote:The WQC sitting is rescheduled to 9 on Saturday. A signup sheet is forthcoming.

Edit: here one is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
Sorry, I missed this, what's WQC?
World Quizzing Championships.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest CANCELLE

Due to conflicts with FILM and not enough content having been written, we will not be running this playtest.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 3908

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Finally, we need buzzers! I am to understand that team buzzers are locked away for PACE, but any extra buzzers would be greatly appreciated.
I have a set of buzzers that I can (hopefully) remember to bring.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35524

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

If Matt Bruce is not removed by NAQT or NAQT fails to explain their oversight with regards to the very obvious nature of his blog posts, I will do my best to make sure that CTQBA-supported events and any sort of tournament Bowdoin hosts do not use NAQT sets, and I will not in good conscience be able...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Playtest at NSC 2018

This is a brief announcement that there will be a side event/playtest of the Max and Friends packet on Friday night at NSC. The set will not be complete, but we anticipate having 5 packets whose distribution includes 1/1 of the following: Golden Age of Animation Cartoons tropical fruit in history an...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5172

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

I will be organizing a Friday Night (after David Riley) playtest of Max and Friends Wet N' Wild Summer Fun Packet(s), a guerrilla set written by moderators of ILQBM. We will likely have about 40/40 or 50/50 of total content ready for play.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9811

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actua...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9811

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I love this game to death and can't stand by while these incredible people feel hurt by the inaction of the quiz bowl community. As someone in the groupchat referenced above, and an employee of an organization that allowed one of these individuals to staff their national championship, I am a complic...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 7092

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'm also looking into running a Boston event, with a main event on Saturday (I'm thinking NASAT right now) + smaller events dotted throughout Saturday & Sunday. I'm not sure of the state of the MSU event, but would anyone/site be very against this happening? For reasons of redundancy, too far from ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 15959

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Because I'm somewhat bored, here's a shorter ranking of just Freshmen/below this year: 1. Me. I know, I know. 2. Matthew Lehmann 3. Clark Smith 4. Rahul Keyal 5. Luke Tierney 6. Tracy Mirkin 7. James Malouf 8. Annabelle Yang 9. Nitin Rao 10. Jonathan Tran 11. John Waldron 12. Ashwin Ramaswami 13. P...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 4109

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

troyharris wrote:Quick correction. AMSA is not the only team going to PACE. Plymouth is also going.
As are Darien and Wilton, to the best of my knowledge.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 12376

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Something the newer members of my team commented about to me at SMT Saturday was how "intense" they found most of the other teams to be. It seems to me that college quiz bowl could do a better job of getting newer teams opportunities against weaker opponents, rather than very experienced collegiate ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6360

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

My point is, Harvard was asked to host SMT, as an act of charity to the circuit. From my understanding, Harvard didn't want to, because they would have much rather played it. But they did host it. Considering this seems to be the case for basically every tournament in New England, it might be worth...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Re: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]

I will speak for myself first as I had an inexcusable role in the breakdown, however my words do not represent the viewpoint of any other members of the FACTS team; I was the sole writer for humanities questions for the 5 Charter packets that were agreed upon (due to the mysterious incident of all ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually Is?
Replies: 15
Views: 3913

Re: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually

I'm a big fan of powers per game as a base statistic.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The new naqt.com
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: The new naqt.com

I don't know if this is possible, but it would be really awesome to be able to sort programs by their "program status," or even if they just have a listed coach/contact as I'm currently going through a list of the 190 CT schools in the database and clicking on the links to get that information.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Northeastern University Novice Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Northeastern University Novice Tournament

Just want to note that Bowdoin would be interested in fielding 1-2 teams for this tournament if it gets rescheduled to, say, March 3 or April or some date we actually have time to plan for. Maybe you can afford to announce less than 100 hours in advance when you have several Harvard, MIT, Tufts, etc...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Northeastern University Novice Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Northeastern University Novice Tournament

Tornrak wrote:What set is this on?
Looks like IS-174, based on NAQT's website.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England date claims '17-'18
Replies: 45
Views: 12334

Re: New England date claims '17-'18

Harvard is almost certainly going to mirror the Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) in March/April. While it is geared for college students, we also encourage high schools to consider playing as it will be good practice for nationals. Pending final approval from the school, we plan on hosting SMT o...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments

So, rather than a strict limitation, would a disclaimer stating something like "This tournament is intended for newer teams" suffice to illustrate the idea that schools should consider bringing more inexperienced players over seasoned ones? That will likely keep national contenders from attending b...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT vs. NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: HSNCT vs. NSC

NSC probably does a better job of determining the best team in the country on an annual basis, but the flip side of that is HSNCT is just a much more exciting tournament to be a part of. The vast majority of the top 200 teams in Morlan Rank will play HSNCT, while NSC's field will lean more top-heavy...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 37713

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Do you have Columbia Fall on there? No, because they never posted combined stats and I've yet to try to calculate those myself. Speaking of this: if you know anyone at the following tournaments who could post combined stats, it'd help me out greatly. Darien Invitational VCU Winter Hunter SCOP Picke...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 4109

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Since Connecticut is also part of New England: Darien is not as good as in the past 2 years, but is very likely the second-best team in New England (to a full Lexington A). Julia Tong is a very talented player, but the team's younger players will need to step up if the team wants to be in the nation...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 7720

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

I think an important question is whether the individual's presence would make tournament participants feel threatened or extremely uncomfortable. For example, a member of our team was often bullied at tournaments by a student at another school, and I've been prepared to ban said student from our tou...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT CLOSED Skype Mirror (12/26)
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: EFT CLOSED Skype Mirror - Date TBD (likely 12/26)

Never mind, mods please FZ this.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 9524

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

It's probably worth noting that Hunter A held a 165-point halftime lead in the final before one of their players had to leave.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Re: Darien Invitational III at Darien (October 21st)

Updated Field:
Greens Farms (2)
Suffield (2)
West Egg (1)
Wilton (1)
Middlesex Middle (2)
Hunter (1)
Kellenberg (3-4)
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3113

Re: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)

Field update?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting Members
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Recruiting Members

My school has its activities fair on Tuesday and I'm attempting to recruit members, but I really do not have a base of former qb players to recruit/rely on. Could anyone give me advice on how I should pitch quiz bowl?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8386

Re: Preseason Predictions

It's worth noting that Darien is not underrated and is definitely in rebuild mode, though the A team remain in the top 50. As for top tier predictions, I think Dublin Scioto and DCC should be the favorites at NSC (Dublin over DCC) and Hunter and Taylor should be the favorites at HSNCT. TJ will be to...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do you read packets?
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Re: How do you read packets?

Just wondering what the best use of my time is with packets. Just reading through seems like it wouldn't really promote any learning unless certain things come up over and over and the canon is just too big for that. However, is looking up every single clue a good use of my time? How have you guys ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 4454

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

As an extension to this post, what college packets would be the best to practice for teams trying to get good at PACE/HSNCT level? The answerlines in ACF Regs and MUT seem a bit too obscure (especially towards the end) while ACF Fall seems a bit easier than HS nationals... MUT and EMT are probably ...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tiebreaker Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: Tiebreaker Distro

Why should the tiebreaker be any different from the rest of the match? Every tossup in an ultimately tied match matters, so why should we nitpick tossup 21?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 31968

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

An update to this may be a good idea.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

Re: Darien's DEFT Available for Mirrors

A couple notes about the set: -Tossups will be 5-6 lines of 12-point Times New Roman, though we'll probably shrink the size to 10 or 11-point in the final version of the set -The two finals packets will probably be around flat regular difficulty (a bit harder than the rest of the set), but the set s...