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by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

This government created a service of inspectors called metsuke to investigate corruption. Prior to the rule of this government, its second ruler disobeyed orders and fought the Sanada clan at Ueda Castle [[oo-AY-da "castle"]]. It created a policy of alternate attendance between the central court an...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

swimmerstar wrote:Will the United States History Bee set be posted soon?
USHB is the one set guaranteed to have no questions grabbed for use abroad in the coming months, so we can get that posted soon. I'll try to have that done tonight when I get home.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I had a problem with I believe to be a tossup on saturday morning (I believe round one) where It talked about "Assassination of Kim Jong Un's Half Brother". I thought that it was really harsh on answers not giving the name of his half brother (Kim Jong Nam), I thought the simple "Assasination of Ki...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

After dreaming of a golden man in the sky, Emperor Ming summoned two of these people to translate a book with twenty-four chapters. One of these people, Ennin, was deported to Japan during a (+) campaign against these people by Emperor Wuzong. The travels of one of these people, (*) Xuanzang, inspi...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

What was the distribution for non-history questions (literature, science, FA, trash) this year? I felt like there were a lot more of those questions in bowl rounds as it started getting into later and later bowl rounds. Usually, each Bowl packet and each Bee packet (regionals and nationals) is plan...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Although not the unconscious, Cote and Levine studied the "collective" form of this concept. It was broken down into 8 separate challenges by a psychologist who wrote biographies of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther and focused on this concept. Stages of this psychological concept, which include au...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3055

2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion

If you have any questions about a specific question, please ask them here! I can provide question text on request; please note which set (NHBB Bee, NHBB Bowl, US History Bee, International Geography Bee) the question's from. (I won't need to know packet number/prelims vs. playoffs/etc. details to se...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 832

General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

Please discuss any broad thoughts about the set here. I've got a couple general theory topics I want to open conversations on, but I won't be able to start those today and want to see if people organically start them on their own; I may start new threads for those or not.
Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

I know from asking around that there's fairly substantial demand for a subforum. In general, this was a great set, but I had several very minor issues with it. I've e-mailed the board admins to ask for a private forum; when it exists, it'll be good for discussing all of the sets from this weekend. ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

Question feedback is appreciated - please send any notes, critiques, comments, to me at brad@historybowl.com. If there is demand for a private subforum for discussion, I'll ask for one; last year's wasn't used much, but that might just have been a function of it being set up late. Please note that t...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

NHBB Nationals Recap

Thank you and congratulations to all who took part in the 2017 National History Bee and Bowl National Championships! 252 teams and over 350 individuals took part in what was a fantastic weekend of competitions. Congratulations to our National Champions! Varsity National History Bowl: Westview High ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

Re: Schedules & Stats

We're working on getting 2016 stats back up; the pages were infected (Madden's phrasing, not mine; I'm not generally involved with website upkeep, and for good reason) and came down as part of the general website chaos we experienced earlier in the year. We're looking to get that settled soon, but i...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

Re: Schedules & Stats

The Varsity Bowl playoffs followed/are following a double-elimination format, with consolation placement games to determine final placement within the tiers of teams who fell out of the losers' bracket in a given round. The teams in the 25th through 32nd place bracket (those who lost in the Losers' ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals: Five Bowl slots left!
Replies: 0
Views: 1489

NHBB Nationals: Five Bowl slots left!

Hello, all! I'm excited for next weekend's National Championships in Arlington, VA. Registration for the Bowl officially closed last week, but after some drops, we have two open slots for Varsity teams and three open slots for JV teams. If you're interested in joining us for the Bowl - even if you h...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 6226

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

Yeah, given that the tryouts take 2-3 hours, we've got the ACRONYM mirror as an option for those who aren't trying out but are going to be at NIU (say, with their trying-out teammate(s)). ACRONYM is being mirrored at HSNCT at the very least, so this won't be your only chance to play it; my advice is...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at NIU (4/15/17)
Replies: 12
Views: 6708

Re: ATROPHY at NIU (4/15/17)

I'm pleased to announce that ATROPHY's going to be part of a fan tast ic day of quizbowl; in addition to the recently announced Team Illinois tryout event , we'll be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM , a great pop culture tournament. I had the privilege to play this set in Michigan last month; it's a grea...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

The IHSSBCA All-State teams have been selected; congratulations to all honorees! First Team, Class A Caleb Trotter, Blue Ridge (Farmer City) Daniel Kuiper, Timothy Christian (Elmhurst) Derek Jones, Argenta-Oreana Jacob Simmons, Southwestern (Piasa) Jonathan Tutterow, Southwestern (Piasa) Jordan Kilm...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

I'd be interested in doing another hangout tonight if the letter is finished and ready for review; if you were involved in the entirety of the last hangout you won't miss much by missing this, but there are quite a few players that didn't get in and are asking to hear about the historical aspects th...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

This meeting took place. There is a short letter being drafted by current players to be passed around for signatures and sent to the IHSA. The point of the letter is to express what current players are looking for in the IHSA question set in future years as a new editor is being chosen: in particula...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

This will take place starting around 8:30 tonight. If you would like an invite to the hangout, please let me know via PM or e-mail (brad.a.fischer@gmail.com) and tell me the Google-based e-mail account I should send the link to.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Hello, all. I'm going to be running a Google hangout tonight (and possibly another tomorrow night, if there's demand for it) to talk about IHSA Scholastic Bowl and what current players can do to have their voices heard. There's a fair bit of history on working with the IHSA that current players may ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: International Geography Bee

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wrote:Does this mean that the USGO rounds at NHBB in Arlington, VA will also be entirely exam-based?
Correct; the IGB quizbowl rounds then take place separately, later on the Friday. More details on the schedule for the NHBB Nationals weekend are available at that link.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: International Geography Bee

Nope! Qualifying for IGB Worlds (by finishing in the top half of your age group at IGB Nationals, whether that's elementary, middle, JV, or V) gets you into the event in Berlin. Once you're there, there are three divisions, based on age; you'd play in whichever division you fall in, regardless of ho...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

International Geography Bee

USGO and NHBB are pleased to announce the debut of the International Geography Bee’s US Division, part of the debut of the International Geography Bee worldwide. The International Geography Bee is a buzzer-based competition; in the US, this will complement the US Geography Olympiad. Within the USA, ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: NHBB Website

Everything website-related is now good to go once more. Thanks for your patience!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 10109

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

NHBB's New England Championships have been moved to April 8th to avoid conflicts; if you have any questions, please let me know via PM or e-mail. Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: NHBB Website

NHBB and its related programs (including all IHBB divisions, the US Geography Olympiad, International Geography Bee, US Academic Bee and Bowl, etc.) continue to have various technical issues with our websites. After over 50 hours of troubleshooting these with various webmasters, web technicians, and...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38470

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'll throw another team splitting reform suggestion into the wind. 1. If you have one team in the ICT field, it can have any eligible players on it, no matter what you did at SCT. (Seems obvious.) 2. If you have two or more teams in the ICT field, exactly one of which qualified on the buzzer at SCT ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38470

Re: 2017 ICT bids

We want to reward teams that win games at SCT. I (and plenty of others in this thread, though not necessarily cohesively enough to this point) think that the clearest mechanism for meeting this criterion is requiring teams to play their SCT rosters at ICT, using a request-based system to fill absen...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help Required, New QB team!
Replies: 3
Views: 3730

Re: Help Required, New QB team!

Having played NHBB, you'll notice that history tossups feel the same, and other categories have writing styles common to them; it's just a matter of learning material and getting familiar with the other categories. If you've had success studying old NHBB packets, you'll probably have success studyin...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: NHBB Website

All is back up and good to go; if you have any continuing questions, don't hesitate to ask me!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 32129

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

I am about 99% sure I'll be there - I'll moderate everything but ACRONYM, and am on the free agent list for that. I can offer decent sports knowledge, the tiniest sliver of music knowledge, and a nose for "description acceptable"/"this action" style tossups.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Website
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

NHBB Website

At the moment, the various NHBB websites are down for unplanned maintenance, and may be down for a few days or more. As we use online registration for our tournaments, you can imagine the annoyance this can cause! Tournament registrations made before today are accounted for in our most recent downlo...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 17700

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

There's no functional difference between NAQT saying "we'll discuss it later" then providing no follow-up and NAQT saying "we'll discuss it later" then, later, saying "As promised, we discussed it. No changes right now." In both cases, there's no interface with the request for change. There's no way...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Creeklan MS (Georgia) 3/4
Replies: 0
Views: 1005

USABB Regionals @ Creeklan MS (Georgia) 3/4

Creekland Middle School in Canton, GA will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, March 4. This tournament, like all USABB events, will have Middle School (through 8th grade) and Elementary School (through 6th grade) divisions. The tournament website with the schedule of events and updated field is...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Middlesex MS (Connecticut) 4/1
Replies: 0
Views: 945

USABB Regionals @ Middlesex MS (Connecticut) 4/1

Middlesex Middle School in Darien, CT will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, April 1. This tournament, like all USABB events, will have Middle School (through 8th grade) and Elementary School (through 6th grade) divisions. The tournament website with the schedule of events and updated field is...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Centennial HS (Maryland) 3/26
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

USABB Regionals @ Centennial HS (Maryland) 3/26

Centennial HS in Ellicott City, Maryland will be hosting USABB Regionals on Sunday, March 26th. This tournament, like all USABB events, will have Middle School (through 8th grade) and Elementary School (through 6th grade) divisions. The tournament website with the schedule of events and updated fiel...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Very much unrelated to the current conversation, but are any Illinois teams interested in a BASQT mirror on April 8 in West Lafayette, IN? We're considering running a tournament and would like to know if there's interest from neighboring states before solidifying plans. PM me if so. We would very m...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 29904

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

If you can't make to NHBB's Northern Virginia tournament at TJ next Saturday, you're in luck: we will be hosting B Set at River Hill HS, just up the road in Clarksville, Maryland, on March 18th. You can now register for the tournament. Thank you!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5206

Re: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion

NHBB will run B Set at the International School of Los Angeles in Burbank on March 25th; you can now register for the tournament. If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks!

EDIT: This is now on April 8th. Note that this is not yet updated on our website.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Regionals @ Portland Christian (Portland, OR) 2/18
Replies: 0
Views: 982

USABB Regionals @ Portland Christian (Portland, OR) 2/18

Portland Christian Schools in Portland, Oregon will be hosting USABB Regionals on Saturday, February 18th. This tournament, like all USABB events, will have Middle School (through 8th grade) and Elementary School (through 6th grade) divisions. The tournament website with the schedule of events and u...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Call for Writers 2016-17
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: NHBB Call for Writers 2016-17

Update on this year's set production, and a bump of the thread. I know that, over the summer, a number of strong potential writers may have been interested in writing for us if we were able to meet our desired deadlines and avoid necessary blitzes, especially with regards to Nationals. As we just se...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46781

Re: Illinois '16-'17

The field for NHBB at Stevenson this weekend is pretty much set; if you're interested in playing the Bowl and haven't registered, please e-mail me and I'll see what I can do. You can show up day-of and play the Bee without prior registration, if you like. Registration for next weekend at Belvidere N...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30121

Re: Midseason Poll

Just wondering, is there a particular reason there's no ballot from an illinois coach? I realize there may be a very good reason behind it, but considering the relatively high activity and depth of the illinois circuit, I was just surprised there was no ballot. It wasn't for lack of trying; I was a...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB welcomes Jason and Mary Russell, Outreach Coordinators!
Replies: 0
Views: 1556

NHBB welcomes Jason and Mary Russell, Outreach Coordinators!

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that Jason Russell, of Chattanooga, TN, has been hired as NHBB’s new full-time Director of Outreach. NHBB is also pleased to announce that Mary Russell, Jason’s wife, will also be working in a part-time role as Outreach Coordinator. More deta...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 17357

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Out of curiosity - who moderated this tournament? Was it current UCLA students, non-students, or a mix?
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 23611

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

Added the Hudson Valley Championships to the list in the post above.

Looking forward to seeing Hunter @ New Trier Varsity tomorrow, assuming the snow isn't too bad!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2016-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 6724

Re: Tennessee 2016-2017

NHBB has a Knoxville-area regional lined up -- it'll be at Oak Ridge HS on March 25th. You can register for it (and any regional tournament) at this link. Thanks!
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl Calendar 2016-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Ohio Quizbowl Calendar 2016-2017

Quick note: NHBB Nationals is actually the weekend of April 21-23, not 28th, this year. While I'm here, here's the list of NHBB regional tournaments for Ohio: *C Set will be played at Sidney HS on January 21st, South Side HS in Hookstown, Pennsylvania on January 7th, and Parkersburg HS in West Virgi...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14147

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

(As far as you'll believe me, I'm speaking for myself as a former coach and not as an NHBB employee in this post. If you have any questions or concerns, please PM me.) I'll also confirm that, in my four years as coach at Keith, I got the "we're pyramidal now, come play us" mailing from Chip every ye...