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by J. Young
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 6685

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Can this thread be stickied and last season's be archived?
by J. Young
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 3222

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

Category split sounds like a good idea. I agree with this plan.
by J. Young
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 3222

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

I am interested in going, and will probably be able to make the tryouts.
by J. Young
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 19581

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

UVa will be hosting the NAQT Virginia State Qualifier using SCT-18 on 31 March, per the NAQT.com schedule.
by J. Young
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 19581

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

swimmerstar wrote:Is UVa not hosting the Virginia State Championship this year?
Presumably not given VHSL's use of the relevant NAQT set, as well as it being unlikely that many teams would be willing to play a college set.
by J. Young
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 19581

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Curious Homunculus wrote:The link for 12/2's NHBB Tournament at St. Anselm's goes to the wrong tournament. The correct link is here.
Corrected, thanks.
by J. Young
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: HSAPQ and NAQT Joint Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 6143

Re: HSAPQ and NAQT Joint Announcement

What about Virginia teams that compete in VHSL and intend to play tournaments run on the sets that are to be converted into VHSL format?
by J. Young
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 19581

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Could a moderator please unsticky last year's date claims and replace them with this thread?
by J. Young
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 101826

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I once powered a tossup on "Liberty or Death" because of my old Culpeper Flag Facebook profile picture.
by J. Young
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 5519

Re: Proto

I guess Kevin Kwok finally let Protobowl die.
by J. Young
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: State tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: State tournaments

In Virginia, we have two state championships, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and the NAQT States. VHSL is "scholastic bowl" which uses a four-quarter format but is still high quality. Around 90% of the Virginia public schools do scholastic bowl, so the state championship is "closed", in othe...
by J. Young
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 25902

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

The new thread for 2017-18 is here.
by J. Young
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 19581

DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Thanks to everyone who has previously maintained this thread. I will be managing the calendar for quizbowl events in the DC Metro area for 2017-2018. I will also be including local college tournaments so that any colleges hosting tournaments for high schoolers can work around those - note that not a...
by J. Young
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 25902

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Sure, I'll do it.
by J. Young
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!
Replies: 25
Views: 10067

Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

the return of AHAN wrote:
jonah wrote:Audio recordings of selected matches are now available.
That heavy breathing in round 5, tho...
(seriously, it's all but unlistenable)
Must be me stressing over negging. :wink:
by J. Young
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Schedules & Stats

A related issue with the NHBB stats is the disappearance of 2016's National History Bee stats from the website, as the link is now dead, and the relevant statistics apparently were not converted into Excel files and posted to the website as previous year's stats were.
by J. Young
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 25902

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Please update the schedule to reflect that Georgetown moved its HFT Mirror to 4/29 from 3/18, according to their tournament announcement.
by J. Young
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 25902

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Please update the schedule to reflect that Georgetown moved its HFT Mirror to 4/29 from 3/18, according to their tournament announcement.
by J. Young
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: State of QuizbowlDB
Replies: 2
Views: 3364

Re: State of QuizbowlDB

It is now officially dead, as a Japanese owner has bought the domain.
by J. Young
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Re: Virginia NASAT

Count me in.
by J. Young
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 25902

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

3/4/17 Mountain Vista Open @ Lord Fairfax CC in Warrenton, IS-165A has been announced by their coach but hasn't yet been included in the calendar.
by J. Young
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Fundraising

You could do a "trivia night" after school. This has worked for Longfellow in the past.
by J. Young
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What to do to improve for history
Replies: 8
Views: 4029

Re: What to do to improve for history

I use spaced repetition software, but most of my studying is from reading history books. What books have helped you the most? Also, my weakest is at American history, being not American myself. What books would you recommend for the "hot" American topics like the Revolution, the Civil War, and the ...
by J. Young
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What to do to improve for history
Replies: 8
Views: 4029

Re: What to do to improve for history

I use spaced repetition software, but most of my studying is from reading history books.
by J. Young
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 24270

Re: 2016 nAC

FYI Lux is from Nebraska. According to the QU website, there were three Nebraska teams at the JNAC.
by J. Young
Sun May 22, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2016 US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals
Replies: 14
Views: 5106

Re: US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals

Middlesex won the Bowl in a close final. William Wang, captain of Longfellow, won the Bee division by a large margin.
by J. Young
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Map of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 7780

Re: Map of Quiz Bowl

There is essentially a black hole in quiz bowl coverage for the western states (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska). If you are including college clubs that have ever played in a sectional championship, you are missing Mississippi State and UT Chattanooga ...
by J. Young
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 29222

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Well the last one was the least important, anyway. For the first two: I am nigh-literally floored that either of those things were floated as ideas, much less BOTH, much less either happened, much less BOTH happened. There is no universe in which either of those are good ideas. Most importantly (no...
by J. Young
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 29222

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Oh c'mon -- repeats between years with sets of this size and such specific subject matter are unavoidable and practically guaranteed! It probably was not necessary to use the same first line clue about Erika, why not instead use a clue from one of the other songs mentioned in the tossup, like Panze...
by J. Young
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 29222

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

In the set for the JV Bowl finals there was a tossup with mostly repeated clues from the 2014 Bee Nats set.
by J. Young
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Oldest Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

Re: Oldest Tournament?

quizbowllee wrote:I have contacted Blake Leeth at Snead State and have asked whether any of the questions from the tournaments held in the 1970s-1980s are still available if they could be scanned. I will let you know what I find out.
Is it possible that there could be results from the early Snead State Invitationals?
by J. Young
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Charter Challenge 2016, Wilmington DE

Is it possible that complete stats could be uploaded to NAQT?
by J. Young
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a new Quizbowl Team
Replies: 9
Views: 4138

Re: Starting a new Quizbowl Team

There is a large amount of useful information on these previous related topic threads. * http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17888 * http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14280 If you are from Lexington High in Massachusetts, your school already has a good quiz bowl t...
by J. Young
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: List of Essential Resources (alpha)
Replies: 19
Views: 18880

Re: List of Essential Resources (alpha)

Neg 5 offers live tournament results. It worked very well at Charter Challenge last Saturday.
by J. Young
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 5409

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Cody wrote:Ah, yes, Hawaii. I like my tournaments as inaccessible as possible!
So what about the Hawaiian quiz bowl scene and the (re)invigorating effect IHO presence there will have?
by J. Young
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Top MS Players?
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Re: Top MS Players?

The middle school circuit in Virginia is pretty thin, with only two schools (Henley and Longfellow) going to last year's MSNCT. I've never actually seen Henley's best players in a tournament, so I can't provide any information on them. One of Longfellow's best players this year is William Wang, who ...
by J. Young
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizlr: a new study resource
Replies: 15
Views: 7896

Re: Quizlr: a new study resource

When using it on safari, it still gives me a "There was an error with your data, please check that your browser's javascript is enabled." message even though my javascript is already enabled.
by J. Young
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying for HS lit in MS
Replies: 10
Views: 3932

Re: Studying for HS lit in MS

I tend to study lit by reading the actual books, because I find that I can get powers better that way, and I have a lot of time now, since its summer. Can somebody please name some of the books that come up in almost every HS tournament?
by J. Young
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & USGO 2016 Middle School Nationals: Chicago, Jun 10-12
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: NHBB & USGO 2016 Middle School Nationals: Chicago, Jun 1

What is the National Citizenship Bee about? Is it buzzer based or is it like the subject exams?
by J. Young
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying for HS lit in MS
Replies: 10
Views: 3932

Studying for HS lit in MS

What books generally come up in HS lit sets? I am in middle school but about half the tournaments my school attends are high school level, like TJIAT. I'm pretty good at the Western classics, but I don't know much of what comes up in the high school sets.
by J. Young
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 10176

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

There shouldn't be more emphasis on sexuality of writers because it would be unnecessary. The sexuality of writers who were homosexual and not from the modern period like Henry James wasn't known then and isn't well known now. Adding sexuality into tossups would also be making tossups at, for exampl...