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by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

Re: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]

At least for the fall, when presumably no in-person tournaments will be occurring, the dates of basically all tournaments are going to be controlled by a small number of people, namely those who are logistics managers for each housewrite, plus NAQT and AQBL. This issue of too many sets has only gott...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR

FIELD: (8)
Midtown Classical
Monrovia
Greenhill
Churchill A
Churchill B
Churchill C
West Point
Arab

Last updated 8/9/2020 1730 EDT
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: (8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR
Replies: 3
Views: 839

(8/22/2020) 2020 MS Kickoff Tournament, hosted by LONE STAR

Hello all! LONE STAR is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the first mirror of our set, as well as the first mirror of this new season, on 8/22/2020, open to ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY . The tournament will be held online on Discord on 8/22/2020, starting at 10 AM EDT. At le...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

Two announcements:
1. Michael Yue is joining us as a literature editor and general advisor for the set!
2. Our first mirror (to be announced soon in more detail) will be a national online middle school mirror held on 8/22. Get excited to be playing the first tournament of the new season!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why am I not improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Why am I not improving?

There are two ways people get better at quizbowl, in general. The way I like to analogize this is with a landscape of sand. New learning is represented by adding sand. Every point on the landscape is a particular topic, and the height of the point is how deeply you know that topic. In general, peopl...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 6254

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)

By contrast, I included Arizona (also Mountain Time) in West Coast because I don't know of any instances where Arizona players really go too far outside Arizona / SoCal or try to do so and so that grouping made sense to me. If this is being run before Daylight Savings ends, as intended, most of Ari...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

We're over 2/3 done and have started rapidly editing. We expect to have playtesting sessions in the near future for people not eligible to play the set (i.e. people older than HS) and perhaps a middle school online mirror in late August, specifics TBD.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 6948

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

I think there's a distinction to be made here between "coaches" and "adult supervision". It should probably be the case that all HS and MS teams attending tournaments be required to have some adult supervision (NAQT's chaperone policies at NCTs are a good model for this). However, I think it's pret...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

First mirror request received! [EDIT: First two mirror requests received! Thanks so much for all your support!]

MIRRORS
8/22: National Middle School Mirror, Online
12/19: Waukee, Iowa
3/6: Georgetown Day, DC
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

Re: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]

It is seeming like, at least for a substantial part of the season, in-person mirrors won't be allowed (even if they're technically allowed within the reopening, I doubt many schools would like the liability issues and actually let them be held). For example, if in-person college classes of people fr...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?

I have found that truly engaging with material taught in classes is a great and easy way to become at least above average regionally at most categories, although unfortunately none of the categories you've named are really taught in school (not to worry; this will make you good at the other categori...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

There will be computer science as a small part of the math distribution; I forgot to mention this. Thanks for the catch!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

We have been writing at a remarkably efficient rate and have done 40% of the set in 20 days. As such, we are taking mirror requests for tournaments occurring at any point in the season.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 2915

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

EDIT: Message reminding players about the date of the tournament no longer applies; feel free to delete
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

Nikita Nair and Eric Mukherjee have joined the set team, and the original post has been updated to reflect this. Eric will be editing science.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri May 29, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

LONE STAR (Look Out, a New and Exciting Set of Texan Academic Rigor) will be ready for mirrors from the start of the entire 2020-21 season! I, Daniel Ma, am head editing this set; besides Dr. Mukherjee and Michael Yue, all other set members, as of now, are Texans, hence the name. The set team is cur...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri May 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9859

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

To clarify, I don't think tossup/bonus cycles should be intentionally of the same category (that does indeed help extreme specialism too much, as Alistair has said), but I don't think they should be intentionally different categories either. It's very discouraging if you're a team that's relatively ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu May 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9859

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

Adding to Eric's points, paired bonuses would make tracking conversion data a lot easier. Currently, moderators often skip bonuses (either by mistake or misunderstanding), making it difficult to tell what bonus was read in a given tossup/bonus cycle, therefore making it difficult to read bonus conv...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open 'SHOP: An open WORKSHOP online mirror (4/25/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: Open 'SHOP: An open WORKSHOP online mirror (4/25/2020)

Is this Tossups + Bonuses or Tossups only? I assume the former, since nothing in particular has been said, but just wanted to make sure. I was also wondering how many rounds might be used/how long this tournament will take.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '20-21
Replies: 14
Views: 2691

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '20-21

Agree with Michael; Hunter 2014 and 2015 won no legit tournaments so far as I can remember, and Hunter 2016 won only a few. Certainly not undisputed number 1.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13679

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I've been thinking about this post for a while, so it's a bit long. Sorry in advance. I think I have a relatively unique perspective on this matter as someone who, before going to college, was forced for multiple years, as a pretty good player within my level of school, to compete consistently with ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '19-'20
Replies: 13
Views: 1925

Re: New England Discussion '19-'20

I am not in charge of it, but just as a point of information, the tournament announcement for BHSAT will be posted on forums once the date is finalized, as will similar announcements for other tournaments in the region.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '19-'20
Replies: 13
Views: 1925

Re: New England Discussion '19-'20

Note of caution: The BHSAT date has not yet been set. It may be 2/29, but it also may be one of the two preceding weeks.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 10086

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Packets shall be released soon; no more mirrors will be taken.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 17
Views: 8188

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20

Hopefully the roster shenanigans will depart with DMA
I highly appreciate this mention of my flexible rosters.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 10086

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Excited to announce both our first ever online mirror on Discord and our first announced 2019-20 physical mirror at Virginia Tech!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7131

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

Is there 0/0 non-US history between the medieval and post-Industrial Revolution periods? I assume there's something I'm missing here...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 10086

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

2019-20 Mirrors
Discord: 9/14/2019 viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23050
Virginia Tech: 11/16/2019 https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopi ... 6&p=361282
Brookwood HS, Georgia (BISB): 11/23/2019
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2019-20 Season
Replies: 4
Views: 4418

Re: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2019-20 Season

And of course, don't forget: If you are looking to mirror a regs+/nats- set before March, Prison Bowl XII is still available!
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 14784

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

As a mostly geo/CE and history player, I'll make some shoutouts the top players in these categories I've played (I have no idea how to rank people in "other academic"). Jonathan Lau, Chinmay Murthy, and Karan Menon I would say are the best geo players I've played against on geo sets. Were Karan elig...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 10086

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

If anyone wants a Regs+/Nats- tournament early in the season, Prison Bowl XII can be mirrored at the start of the 2019-20 season! Please email us for more information.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 24844

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

There are currently some games listed where one team has over 30 PPB or PPBB; how should we report any mistakes of this sort or other mistakes coming from stat entry?
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 8298

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Jacob has been playing amazingly, as everyone has been saying, but, being Hunter's captain, I want to make sure Ian is also recognized among voters as well for how well he played. Ian, as generally a history specialist (with obviously good generalism) playing alongside Jacob with the associated shad...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun May 19, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Running Club Meetings
Replies: 10
Views: 10230

Re: Running Club Meetings

We play by shouting "buzz." Hunter generally doesn't set up buzzers in practice due to the amount of time it often takes to organize everyone into teams and the fact that, as you pointed out, it doesn't work as well with large groups. On another note, if your club becomes too big to play as two team...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu May 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 35142

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

8. West Egg Again, a strong team, but they do seem to have had some difficulties beating top teams, namely Hunter. The good news is that at HSNCT they'll play teams not named Hunter I haven't made my own rankings yet, but I just want to say that, perhaps due to the high prominence of Hunter and Hun...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 12375

Re: MSNCT predictions

It's worth noting that at IS 181 (which is obviously not the best sample to use, but anyway), Hunter C got 9 tossups out of 20 on High Tech A and West Egg A, while Ian outscored Jacob, showing that he can scale really well. Analyzing my own young ones, I'd say that they have the benefit of being on ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed May 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 13885

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

As seen in my updated signature, I'm headed to Yale! I'll probably play some Quiz Bowl while I'm there.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9436

Re: How to build "stamina"

Well yeah...that means you probably had a huge crash a few rounds later. Eating small amounts of sugar over time works a lot better than eating a huge amount at once. And I don't go too crazy with it, which might be why it works for me better than other people have said. Regarding whether it's susta...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9436

Re: How to build "stamina"

As usual, I have methods opposite to everyone else...but I might as well post about them. I usually consume an insane amount of sugar through candy and sweet coffee drinks, and I rarely run out of gas unless I'm recovering from a concussion, don't get enough sleep to begin with, or am playing the fi...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 35142

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Any predictions for nationals, whether NHBB, HSNCT, or PACE? I'll post my thoughts a bit later, but I just wanted to start the conversation
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 10086

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

New mirror with Chipola College on May 10th!

Additionally, due to issues in creating a discussion forum, please email us any comments about the set.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5494

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Regarding the set itself, I'm not going to say anything specific on the public forum for obvious reasons, and a private forum is being created. But as you have mentioned, there were some small mishaps, which we are now fixing prior to our next mirror. I'm not sure who the moderators in question were...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 5413

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

A tournament with many players (if not the full lineups) from the regular A-teams of East Brunswick, Ridgewood, "West Egg", "Tenafly, Hunter, etc. is NOT a novice event. You might technically call such a thing a JV tournament or division depending on class eligibility, but it's not a novice divisio...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 5413

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

I agree on this point strongly; a college difficulty pre-nats tournament seems like a bad idea for a new team. And from what I personally can do, Hunter has consciously tried not to have new teams' first experiences to be with Prison Bowl, for obvious reasons. I just wanted to not that two of the th...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5494

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Thank you so much for coming to Prison Bowl today! By all reports, the games were intense and fun; we hope you enjoyed the tournament and had a great time, and we loved having you at Hunter! Congratulations to High Tech, Team An Won, and Miami Valley for getting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively! High ...
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5494

Re: Prison Bowl XII, Main Site (Hunter), 3/23/2019

Considering the very high rate of drops we have had so far, please don't be turned away by a full field, since you will likely be bumped off of the waitlist.
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York NASAT 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 4336

Re: New York NASAT 2019

If you wish to contact me, just email Hunter quiz bowl at [email protected]