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by rleavitt
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/3/10 Geek Wars IV (Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: 4/3/10 Geek Wars IV (Dolgeville, NY)

Thankfully, we had questions left over from our last tournament in NAQT style.

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by rleavitt
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/3/10 Geek Wars IV (Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 5
Views: 689

4/3/10 Geek Wars IV (Dolgeville, NY)

Dolgeville Quiz Team is delighted to invite you to the fourth annual Geek Wars, an academic Quiz Bowl tournament which will be held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at James A. Green High School in Dolgeville, New York. Teams consist of four players from any grades 8-12. Alternates are permitted to play...
by rleavitt
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars III on 11/15/08 (Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Geek Wars III on 11/15/08 (Dolgeville, NY)

Field update
So far we have nine teams:

Carthage
Dolgeville 3
Lowville
Lyme
Oriskany 3

Email me at [email protected] if you're interested in participating.
by rleavitt
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY
Replies: 15
Views: 3480

Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Dolgeville has two teams coming-- regardless of the set used. Our Geek Wars is using 73A, so it's not a conflict with any of this year's sets.
by rleavitt
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars III on 11/15/08 (Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Geek Wars III on 11/15/08 (Dolgeville, NY)

Dolgeville Central School is proud to host Geek Wars III on November 15th, using NAQT set 73A. Pricing: 1st team $60 2nd and subsequent $50 Working buzzer -$10 Moderator -$10 Scorekeeper -$10 Discounts to schools 2.5+ hrs away. More details and registration form can be found at http://www.dolgeville...
by rleavitt
Thu May 08, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repeating Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

Repeating Questions

I was recently moderating a tournament and a student asked me to repeat the question. I said no; was I right in doing so? What if a team had asked me to repeat a bonus-- is that allowable?
by rleavitt
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York State Championship
Replies: 48
Views: 7895

Re: New York State Championship

When will registration information be available? Dolgeville is interested in bringing one team.
by rleavitt
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 45893

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

Geek Wars in Dolgeville was not NAQT affiliated, although my team would be interested in travelling for a New York NAQT Nationals, and I know a few teams would be interested from our tournament. How do we qualify? When will dates and locations be announced? Ahhh... a spring trip to NYC sounds lovely...
by rleavitt
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap buzzers
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

We just bought a SVBZ as an extra buzzer system. Thank goodness it's an extra that we didn't end up having to use at our tournament. We tried it out at a practice and 2-3 buzzers were lighting up at a time. After an email to the company, they did say that when it's hooked up correctly it doesn't do ...
by rleavitt
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Technology forum: improving quiz bowl...
Replies: 39
Views: 18616

Videoconferencing a match...

I did a little research about our videoconferencing capabilities and found out that all another school would need is an IP address to call another school. We have a wonderful Tanburg (a huge TV with a webcam) that I could envision a long distance match... My team meets Wednesdays from 3-4 EST. Anyon...
by rleavitt
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IP Videoconferencing
Replies: 1
Views: 957

IP Videoconferencing

I saw a thread last month that I can't seem to find this morning-- the topic was about technology and Quiz Bowl. I did a little research about our videoconferencing capabilities and found out that all another school would need is an IP address to call another school. We have a wonderful Tanburg (a h...
by rleavitt
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

The turnout of fourteen teams this year was encouraging. The final standings were: 1st: Kingston 2nd: Lowville 3rd: Lake George 4th: Cooperstown A Kingston and Lowville were impressive teams. The championship round was determined by a tie-breaker. Unfortunately, neither Dolgeville team placed, but w...
by rleavitt
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 8094

Chinese Auction

We had no funding last year, so to raise $ for a registration fee to go to a tournament we threw together a Chinese auction. Each of my players had to donate something (movie tickets, old Playstation games, etc) and I went to a couple friendly businesses in town who donated some items. We sold ticke...
by rleavitt
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:General question: what's the game format?
Standard NAQT (although this tournament isn't affiliated): 20 tossups w/ 20 bonuses with pyramid style tossups.

Right now I have five preliminary rounds with three playoff rounds. One more team would mean sixteen for a playoff bracket...
by rleavitt
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Update

Upstate NY is reviving! The field for Saturday's tournament is:

Cooperstown (2 teams)
Dolgeville (2 teams)
Ellenville
Kingston
Lake George
Mohawk (2 teams)
Lowville (2 teams)
Oriskany (2 teams)
Oxford Academy
Stillwater

Contact me if you have any questions! [email protected]
by rleavitt
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

updated link

For more information, our website has been updated:

http://www.dolgeville.org/hs/english/10/QUIZTEAM.htm
by rleavitt
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: NAQT tournament (POSTPONED) @ Cornell
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Still Occuring?

Is Cornell still hosting a tournament next month?

Dolgeville would like to participate! Let us know!

[email protected]
by rleavitt
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Geek Wars II (Dolgeville, NY) 11/10/07

I'm happy to announce that the Geek Wars are back! Mark your calendars-- Saturday, 11/10/07 Dolgeville, NY 9 AM registration/breakfast, four preliminary rounds, lunch, then single-elimination brackets to the championships, ending around 3 PM. $50 Registration Fee (1st team) $40 per additional team -...
by rleavitt
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York/New Jersey 2006-07
Replies: 44
Views: 19073

Central NY Update

We had an ok turnout for our "Geek Wars"-- Cooperstown had three strong teams, although Ellenville beat them in the championship after a tie at the end and a sudden death tie-breaker. My own Dolgeville came in third... I was hoping for better. :roll: Mohawk did ok, as did Kingston, even though all t...
by rleavitt
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Geek Wars (4-21-07, Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

RESULTS: Geek Wars (4-21-07, Dolgeville, NY)

The Geek Wars occured without a hitch on 4/21/07. Here are the results:

1- Ellenville
2- Cooperstown A
3- Dolgeville A
4- Kingston
5- Cooperstown B
6- Cooperstown C
7- Mohawk
8- Dolgeville B

Individual with highest score-- Dolgeville A's Kyle Gressler

Thanks for all the support!
by rleavitt
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help-- down to 7 Teams!
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Thanks!

Yes, this last option sounds viable. Perhaps my students don't have the endurance... so many preliminary rounds is exhausting. My original plan wasn't a complete round robin, obviously... having some familiarity with the coming teams, I paired them with four other equally paired teams in the prelims...
by rleavitt
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help-- down to 7 Teams!
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Help-- down to 7 Teams!

I just figured out a round robin match for eight teams and one just pulled out. Originally I had four preliminary rounds before lunch, a quarter-final, a semi-final, and a championship match. Right now our teams are School 1-- Team A School 1-- Team B School 1-- Team C School 2--Team A School 2-- Te...
by rleavitt
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: MITBAT III (3-3-07) @ MIT (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 14
Views: 5985

Thanks!

A great experience-- thanks for organizing! The moderators were friendly and swiss pairing gave us some even competition. Thanks for posting the stats so quickly!
by rleavitt
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5107

Thanks!

Thanks for the link!

Who gets control of the bonuses, or are they treated like toss-ups?
by rleavitt
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5107

Stanford Archive

I'm familiar with Stanford Archive and typically use the New Trier resources with my teams in practice. Which listings use NAQT format, especially for a high school team?
by rleavitt
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5107

NAQT Help

I'm taking my team to a NAQT tournament on the 3rd. The history of Quiz Bowl in Upstate NY has used only fast-paced toss-ups and I'd like to prep them a bit more on NAQT format and rules. I've already gone through the sample questions from the NAQT website. Anyone have any resources/websites of othe...
by rleavitt
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York/New Jersey 2006-07
Replies: 44
Views: 19073

NY/NJ Lives On

I simply could not watch the New York/ New Jersey thread die. Douglas and I were worried it might be archived if something wasn't posted soon. Thanks! This website has been so encouraging for me, a relative newbie to the QT circuit. Through the advice on the site, I've been able to plan our own tou...
by rleavitt
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Moderator Rules

I'm writing a set of rules for moderators in my upcoming tournament. I thought I had seen a posting on this subject already, but can't seem to find it today. What type of prompts do you encourage moderators to use? For example, if an answer-giver said "Roosevelt" is "Could you be more specific?" too...
by rleavitt
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geek Wars (4/21/07) at DCS (Dolgeville, NY)
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Geek Wars (4/21/07) at DCS (Dolgeville, NY)

The Geek Wars are on!

For more information and registration check out:

http://www.dolgeville.org/hs/english/10/QUIZTEAM.htm

or email [email protected].
by rleavitt
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team in Tournament?
Replies: 28
Views: 10738

Hmmm... I am in the process of writing my own questions, and am trying to be unbiased with them. Although I enjoy my team a lot, I think this will be a learning experience rather than a winning experience.
by rleavitt
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team in Tournament?
Replies: 28
Views: 10738

Team in Tournament?

Provided I have enough volunteers, is there an unwritten rule that my quiz team cannot play in a tournament that we host?
by rleavitt
Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Upstate NY Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Upstate NY Tournament

1. Is there any interest in an upstate NY (between Albany and Utica)tournament in the Spring?

2. Do you know of any upstate NY tournaments or a place I could find listings?

Thanks!
R