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by Berniecrat
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Tournament Outreach Fund
Replies: 0
Views: 527

2020-21 Groger Ranks Tournament Outreach Fund

We at Groger Ranks are pleased to officially announce our Tournament Outreach fund for the 2020-21 season! Thanks to your support for our previous tournaments and donations on Patreon, we intend to direct a significant portion of profits to this fund. As we have stated in the past, we believe that m...
by Berniecrat
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5209

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Despite the initial logistical difficulties involving setting up the proper permissions for servers, I think the tournament went mostly well. It was always going to be hard running the first online tournament with a field of teams that had mostly never played online quizbowl, so the delays were most...
by Berniecrat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2020-21
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Groger Ranks 2020-21

With last weekend’s Scottie Online mirror marking the beginning of the high school season, it is time to officially announce our plans and intentions for the upcoming year. As is to be expected, we are slightly adjusting our rankings from last season. All stats from online tournaments will now be in...
by Berniecrat
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED

Results have been posted here: https://grogerranks.com/2020/09/06/2020 ... l-results/

Thank you to everyone who submitted a ballot and looking forward to an exciting season of quizbowl!
by Berniecrat
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED

Hi everyone! Groger Ranks is excited to kick off the new season by announcing the 2020-21 Preseason Poll. This poll is open to all players, coaches, and others who feel they have a grasp on the high school quizbowl landscape for this upcoming schoolyear. Please rank the teams that you feel will be t...
by Berniecrat
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5340

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

Sorry for continuing to post without giving Mr. Feldman a chance to respond to other stuff brought up, but I wanted to bring up one concern in the Discord about THE AQBL that I think got lost in the flood of messages. A big part of AQBL's mission is expanding outreach, by developing detailed contact...
by Berniecrat
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5340

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

Something I'm frustrated by, which I think I brought up a few months ago when LIQBA started announcing their spring online series, is the registration fee. Much like what has happened with NHBB regional tournaments, you're charging a registration fee which is very similar to the going rate and offe...
by Berniecrat
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5410

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED

Congratulations to your winners! NATIONAL A TEAM 1. John John Groger - Captain & Player of the Year (the Miami Valley School, Dayton, Ohio, 12) T-2. Dean Ah Now (Millburn High School, Millburn, New Jersey, 12) T-2. Matthew Siff (Georgetown Day School, Washington D.C., 12) 4. Avinash Iyer (Mission Sa...
by Berniecrat
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5410

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Reminder that the poll closes tonight so get your ballots in!
by Berniecrat
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5410

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Just a few notes as you get your ballots ready: - In the case of players with the same name, such as Amogh Kulkarni from Wayzata and Amogh Kulkarni from Arcadia, please stipulate their school when you rank them (this isn't necessary for the sophomore ballot where only Arcadia Amogh is a sophomore) -...
by Berniecrat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5410

2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED

Like last year we are running another player poll for the high school quizbowl season. This poll is harder to run once again because of nationals and the fact that it would be very hard to be able to deem a player's particular specialty or skill in a category from stats alone. We have decided to run...
by Berniecrat
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Using panelists from across the nation, we have analyzed the postseason poll by regional breakdown in the latest Groger Ranks podcast. The panelists included Groger Ranks members Dean Ah Now, Arjun Nageswaran, John John Groger, and William Groger and special guests Ned Tagtmeier from St. Mark’s (TX)...
by Berniecrat
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Thank you everyone for the lively conversation and your participation in this postseason poll! While it is impossible to say for sure what would have gone down at a hypothetical nationals, we appreciate hearing from engaged members of the high school quizbowl community about which teams impressed th...
by Berniecrat
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

The concerns came not because of any threat to our plans to run online tournaments (of which we only run a few anyways and which we have decided to not use any of the revenues from for our own purposes), but rather for the potential consequences of “monopolization” of online quiz bowl. You are right...
by Berniecrat
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

Groger Ranks has learned from writers of several sets about a recent phenomenon of attempted monopolization of online tournaments. The scenarios they described were fairly identical where they received a neatly templated email from the Long Island Quiz Bowl Association promising to compensate set wr...
by Berniecrat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

The poll has concluded. We had 17 different people fill out their ballots, which was much better turnout than expected. Special thanks to Dylan Bowman from Uni Lab for helping get out the vote with his video series. I hope to continue seeing high quality quizbowl content from him in the future. Cong...
by Berniecrat
Fri May 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

Since other circuits are running their own postseason polls as a result of the premature cancellation of the quizbowl season, it seems fitting for Illinois to have its own. In the ILQB Discord we have designed a poll in which voters are able to vote for who they believed were the top teams, players ...
by Berniecrat
Fri May 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Hello everyone! The quizbowl season was obviously cut short due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we know at Groger Ranks that some teams still want a sense of closure for the unfinished season. Around this time last year we would have just wrapped up our pre-nationals poll, and since that is...
by Berniecrat
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Statement on Online Tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Statement on Online Tournaments

https://grogerranks.com/2020/04/13/a-statement-regarding-online-tournaments/ It is our belief at Groger Ranks that online tournaments are a valued part of the quizbowl circuit. Not only have many of our members played online tournaments in the past, but we have hosted three online tournaments oursel...
by Berniecrat
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 7762

Re: Calendar of Online Events

Groger Ranks will be hosting a closed high school mirror of BLAST for Illinois teams only on April 18, 2020
by Berniecrat
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Illinois-Only BLAST Regional Mirror (Powered by Groger Ranks)
Replies: 0
Views: 949

Illinois-Only BLAST Regional Mirror (Powered by Groger Ranks)

Due to significant interest from Illinois teams for a regional mirror, Groger Ranks is pleased to announce that we are running an online mirror of the BLAST set on April 18, 2020 for Illinois teams! This is an HS Regs+ set, so it should be good prep for teams planning to nationals or who just want t...
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)

Instead of hosting an overflow mirror, we will expand the field for this tournament to 24 teams. We are taking measures to ensure that this tournament runs smoothly, and so will be splitting this across servers. We will explain more to registered teams as the tournament gets closer. In the meantime,...
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)

The field has been expanded to 16 teams and a waitlist has opened. If 8 or more teams sign up on the waitlist, we will try to arrange a second online mirror of BLAST on a day that works for all the teams
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

BLAST Online (Powered by Groger Ranks)

Groger Ranks is pleased to announce that we are running our online mirror of the BLAST set on April 11, 2020! This is an HS Regs+ set, so it should be good prep for teams planning to nationals or who just want to have fun playing on a harder difficulty set. More information about the set can be foun...
by Berniecrat
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 7762

Re: Calendar of Online Events

It will be a closed high school mirror
by Berniecrat
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 7762

Re: Calendar of Online Events

The forums announcement will be posted sometime this weekend, but Groger Ranks plans on hosting an online mirror of BLAST on April 11.
by Berniecrat
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

Interview Thursdays is back! In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Shawn from Groger Ranks interviews Abhinav Karthikeyan, Justin Posner, Derek Chu, Kyle Liao, and Danesh Sivakumar from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. We discuss rebounding from the graduation of seniors, the...
by Berniecrat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll: Results Posted
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll

Today is the last day of voting so get your ballots in ASAP
by Berniecrat
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll: Results Posted
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll

Like last year, we have compiled a spreadsheet by the best ppb and powers per game for each set to aid voters in the midseason polls (with comments added to note incomplete rosters): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... i5DA6I6zg/
by Berniecrat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll: Results Posted
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

2019-20 Groger Ranks Midseason Poll: Results Posted

Many players would agree that pure mathematical rankings can’t tell the full story about any given team's strengths and weaknesses. Each team has a unique story and personal character which cannot be gleaned off of a mere look at a stats page. This is why we believe player-submitted polls are crucia...
by Berniecrat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 8567

Re: Groger Ranks 2019-20

The Midseason Rankings are up! Here are the overall rankings: https://grogerranks.com/2019/12/25/overall-midseason-rankings-top-250/ Here are the NAQT-Only rankings: https://grogerranks.com/2019/12/25/naqt-only-midseason-rankings/ Here are the mACF-Only rankings: https://grogerranks.com/2019/12/25/m...
by Berniecrat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12111

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

The Illinois midseason poll is live: https://forms.gle/9vZo6bYhBRWJgCZZ6

All you need to do is rank your top 10 teams in Illinois and give justification for your picks. Happy voting!
by Berniecrat
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Shawn from Groger Ranks interviews Matthew Siff, Nathaniel Rosenberg, Arthur Delot-Vilain, and Alex Moon from Georgetown Day School in Washington DC. We discuss their aggressive buzzing strategy, the status of the very competitive DC circuit, their tournament ...
by Berniecrat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Arjun, Dylan, and Katherine from Groger Ranks interview Arul Belhe, Brian Lin, Bryanna Shao, Cece Shao, and Ben Weiner from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN. We discuss their travel plans, their attendance at college-level tournaments, and their strategy to...
by Berniecrat
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Dylan and Katherine from Groger Ranks talk to Karsten Rynearson, Vincent Fan, and Irura Nyiha of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Find out about how an already strong program has been performing with the transfer of top-tier generalist Karsten as we...
by Berniecrat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

Groger Ranks is pleased to launch our latest project. As a complement to our normal rankings and the analysis articles we collect from members of the high school quizbowl community, we are launching Interview Thursdays! On Thursdays, we will publish short interviews with high school teams about thei...
by Berniecrat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 8567

Re: Groger Ranks 2019-20

The long-awaited Steven Liu article explaining the methodology for calculating ranks is out! https://grogerranks.com/2019/11/12/the- ... ger-ranks/
by Berniecrat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beavercreek Fall Invitational 10/26
Replies: 1
Views: 3241

Re: Beavercreek Fall Invitational 10/26

The private forum for BLAST has been created, so if you have any feedback or questions please join!
by Berniecrat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Third Annual Davis Classic Tournament (Oct 26)
Replies: 1
Views: 3269

Re: Third Annual Davis Classic Tournament (Oct 26)

The private forum for BLAST has been created, so if you have any feedback or questions please join!
by Berniecrat
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 4917

Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

The private forum for BLAST has been created, so if you have any feedback or questions please join!
by Berniecrat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 8567

Groger Ranks 2019-20

We get to launch this new thread as the new season begins to unfold! We have a couple disclaimers right at the beginning, but don't let that stop you from checking out our new rankings at https://grogerranks.com/2019/10/17/october-16-2019-rankings/ Steven Liu will explain some of the more confusing ...
by Berniecrat
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PPT III @ Canyon Crest Academy (10/12/2019) - San Diego, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 2846

Re: PPT III @ Canyon Crest Academy (10/12/2019) - San Diego, CA

Shahar from Westview wrote a nice write-up of the tournament, which can be found here: https://grogerranks.com/2019/10/14/powe ... i-writeup/
by Berniecrat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12111

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Some people in the Illinois QB Discord have written a summary of the recent Earlybird tournament: https://grogerranks.com/2019/10/09/earlybird-writeup/