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by Vembanad
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 24
Views: 4436

Re: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Player Poll

I doubt I’ll make a player poll myself due to the abundance of strong players this year and the lack of a clear hierarchy, but Amogh Kulkarni of Arcadia, Aadi Karthik , and Arthur Delot-Vilain should all be in consideration for Player of the Year. Arjun Nageswaran , Amogh Kulkarni of Wayzata, Albert...
by Vembanad
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 PACE NSC Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Re: 2021 PACE NSC Discussion

Speaking as someone who is typically an NAQT partisan, this was definitely the set of the year for me, and quite possibly the best set I've played in my six years of Quiz Bowl. I thought it did a great job at testing both "real knowledge" and "Quiz Bowl knowledge," of which a lot...
by Vembanad
Sat May 15, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Integrity in NHBB Events
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Re: Integrity in NHBB Events

I have no idea whether this post had any impact on the decision but I am glad to learn that (as of May 11th) NHBB has implemented a two-hand policy for Nationals.
by Vembanad
Mon May 10, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Integrity in NHBB Events
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Integrity in NHBB Events

Dear NHBB players, staff, and community members, I’m aware that by posting this so closely before nationals it’s unlikely that any change will be made (particularly given that earlier missives of mine remain unanswered), but it’s still an issue that I believe is worthy of discussion. NHBB’s integrit...
by Vembanad
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2020-21 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 6659

Re: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2020-21 Season

List of mirrors (updated 4/5/21): Northeast: Prison Bowl League (Oct. - Dec. 2020) Missouri/Arkansas: North Kansas City Invitational (2/6/21) Midwest: Midwest Prison Bowl (2/13/21) South: Southern Prison Bowl Mirror (3/20/21) Mid-Atlantic: DMV Regional Championship (3/27/21) Southern California: CHA...
by Vembanad
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '20-21
Replies: 26
Views: 7572

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

With LONE STAR, the first tournament of the region, imminent, I thought that I would join my teammate Jacob with a post about the teams that I believe to be in the top 20 in Downstate NY, NJ, CT, and Eastern PA (not counting teams from the central part of the state, like State College). The top 10 t...
by Vembanad
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

Re: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021

Hunter will be hosting a league-style tournament using the house-written Prison Bowl XIII set to be held on Zoom. The number of weeks will depend on the number of registered teams, but it will begin at the end of the week of October, 11th. Teams will be playing 1-2 games per week on any day from Thu...
by Vembanad
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2020-21 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 6659

Re: Prison Bowl XIII: HS Regs+, Available for 2020-21 Season

We are happy to announce that, since all mirrors at the end of last year were cancelled due to the pandemic, Prison Bowl XIII will be available to use for mirrors throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 season. Hosts are welcome to use the set for traditional full-day tournaments or league-style even...
by Vembanad
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9164

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

As someone who enjoys reading about Quiz Bowl, I find the existence of this project very heartening. One thing that I don't see discussed anywhere is comprehensive notability guidelines (something along the lines of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability). There is a small enough number ...
by Vembanad
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Perhaps CALISTO could be used for the Standard division? Acton-Boxborough will have played it out of the Nationals teams, but I don't believe any of the Standard division teams will have.
by Vembanad
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- CALISTO
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament (3/7/2020)- STASH

Is there a reason that this tournament is using a nationals-level set for both divisions, including a division specifically intended for teams that are likely not nationals-caliber?
by Vembanad
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)

14 teams from 6 schools, 5 of whom were new to pyramidal Quiz Bowl, came to Hunter yesterday for New York City's first middle school Quiz Bowl tournament. Foxcroft from Livingston, New Jersey, went undefeated to win the tournament, beating Ben Franklin A 285-150 in the de facto final game. Anderson ...
by Vembanad
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATHENA II @ Lexington HS 3/23/19
Replies: 5
Views: 3142

Re: ATHENA II @ Lexington HS 3/23/19

Are there any plans to post the ATHENA set to the archives?
by Vembanad
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)

Registered Teams (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators):

NEST+M (3/0/0)
Q300 the 30th Avenue School (3/0/1)
"Foxcroft" (NJ) (1/0*/0)
PS 334 Anderson (3/0*/1)
Benjamin Franklin (NJ) (2/1/1)
Total: 12/1*/2
*Subject to Change
by Vembanad
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship (1/4/2020)

Greetings to all New York City-area coaches and teams! Hunter College High School’s Quiz Bowl team is excited to announce the first pyramidal middle school quiz bowl tournament ever held in New York City. The NYC Middle School Quiz Bowl Championship will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Hunte...
by Vembanad
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 27554

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Hunter A still has a round with 33.33 P/BB, and Beavercreek and Solon both have rounds with 60 P/BB.
by Vembanad
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 44605

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the conversion stats for the Bulwer-Lytton question (Rd. 10)?
I, too, am curious about most and least converted tossups (I'd guess Bulwer-Lytton would be somewhere near the least-converted end of the spectrum).
by Vembanad
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 27554

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know. (Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.) It seems that those missing bonuses are still missing (in the Lilongwe, Dhaka, and Jakarta brackets). ...
by Vembanad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 15
Views: 11045

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Some of the late playoff games were livestreamed on twitch, but seem to have since been deleted. Is there any plan to put these videos on the Youtube account?
by Vembanad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 44605

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could you post the tossups on Gulliver's Travels (Rd. 13), up-arrows (Rd. 20), and Isle of Dogs (Rd. 26), as well as the bonus on Studio Ghibli (Rd. 24)? Thanks! I also have a general category-wide observation. The lit in this set seemed, on average, very hard to power. I'm not a great lit player by...
by Vembanad
Thu May 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 37358

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

I made the mistake of deciding to give a writeup to every NY/NJ team going to HSNCT. This took a while, hence me posting this very late. But hey, it's fun to get carried away. "Championship Calibre" denotes teams that have a decent shot at winning it all and will probably make the top 10. ...
by Vembanad
Tue May 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 13620

Re: MSNCT predictions

I'm glad so many people have responded with their thoughts and predictions! I definitely think that this MSNCT could go in a huge number of ways. I'd say my personal top 4 would be Challenger-Almaden, Churchill, Hunter, and Longfellow. (Since "Super Six" now seems to be a thing (though the...
by Vembanad
Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 13620

MSNCT predictions

There's a lot of meta-analysis of High School teams -- in fact, one might argue that there's too much -- but I've noticed that there's not much analysis of Middle School teams, at least not here on the forums. So, I was wondering if people had any thoughts/predictions for Middle School Nationals.
by Vembanad
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 7744

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

What are some specific characteristics/strengths of Hunter that make u guys better on NAQT? I don't know about Hunter specifically, but having very strong current events, geography, and trash knowledge is generally associated with higher performance on NAQT questions. I can confirm that Hunter is s...
by Vembanad
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 29761

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

Recordings of matched are available here: http://doc-ent.com/qbc/NSC18/ Note that both Brittany and I were sick during the tournament so our voice quality isn't that great. It's not that important, and possibly not fixable, but "High Tech B vs. Hunter C" should be High Tech C vs Hunter B .
by Vembanad
Sun May 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 5120

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

I understand your frustration, but calm down, Karsten. I mean, you can still do analysis from the data they have. Just divide by 15, 10, or -5 respectively. For the first five games, that would mean you have a statline of 43/34/11 (186 ppg), with 25.32 ppb. That's a total of 193 ppg and 24.77 ppb fo...