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by romeokar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

We figured we would get one more episode in before the summer... In Episode 13, "The Joy of Quiz Bowl", we interview Erik Nelson, the director of the Bounceback Foundation and president of Play Quiz Bowl LLC. The guys discuss the ACRONYM pop culture competition and how to stay mentally healthy as a ...
by romeokar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Camp for Rising Middle Schoolers
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Online Quiz Bowl Camp for Rising Middle Schoolers

I am so excited for the start of our camp! We have increased the cap on the number of students a few times, but space is limited, and we are approaching that limit faster than I expected.

Please sign up soon and let me know if you have any questions.
by romeokar
Wed May 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Camp for Rising Middle Schoolers
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Online Quiz Bowl Camp for Rising Middle Schoolers

Quiz Bowl Friends, Unfortunately our Quiz Bowl season has not ended the way it should have. But assuming some sense of normalcy returns in the fall, we all have work to do to prepare for our upcoming season. Middlesex Coach Lucy Berry and I are pleased to offer our Quiz Bowl Boot Camp through Darien...
by romeokar
Wed May 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Unfortunately, there are no trips to Nationals in the coming weeks. But rejoice! For there is a new episode of For 10 Points! Episode 12- "Rise of the Terminators" is available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Andrew and Ken tackle the issue terminators- strong generalists who can singl...
by romeokar
Sat May 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Online Middle School Tournament (May 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Re: Online Middle School Tournament (May 2)

This was great! Congratulations Coach Price and Barrington Station!!
by romeokar
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Will there be more podcasts with the cancellation of MSNCT? Funny you ask.. as we actually mention you in this month's episode (sorry if we botched the pronounciation of your name...) Absolutely nothing can keep Andrew and me from making our podcast! This month's episode is entitled "Quiz Bowl in Q...
by romeokar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Teams impacted by COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Teams impacted by COVID-19

meebles127 wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:25 pm In the interest of organization, I have made a form that teams can fill out.
Thank you! I shared on Twitter in the hopes of reaching as many programs as possible.
by romeokar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Teams impacted by COVID-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Teams impacted by COVID-19

In response to the recommendations and protocols from the Governor Lamont, the Dept. Of Public Health, and the State Dept. Of Ed, Darien public schools is banning all interstate travel for extracurricular activities. We do not know how long the ban will be on place, but certainly this impacts Middle...
by romeokar
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Darien Spring 3/28/2020 SCOP Novice- CANCELLED
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Darien Spring 3/28/2020 SCOP Novice

The link above should work better. Sorry for the inconvenience.
by romeokar
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Thanks for the listens and the positive comments! We are back for our 10th episode, "Growing the Game". If you love the game of quiz bowl, we hope that listening to the two interviews we do in this episode will inspire you to branch out. We talk with Eric Huff, a co-founder of Qwiz, and with Ishanth...
by romeokar
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Darien Spring 3/28/2020 SCOP Novice- CANCELLED
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Darien Spring 3/28/2020 SCOP Novice- CANCELLED

***As per an order of the superintendent of Darien Public Schools, we are cancelling the Darien Spring Tournament. Should we be able to hold it at a later date, I will update this post. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
by romeokar
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Happy New Year!

We are back in 2020 with our 9th episode- how to improve as a team. Andrew gives some tips to help your team reach their full potential.

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/for10points/ep-0 ... -as-a-team
by romeokar
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Happy Holidays! With a long break ahead of you, why not take some time to listen to For 10 Points, the best podcast on the web for everything quiz bowl related. If you are thinking of hosting a tournament, you should listen to Episode 8- Running a Tournament. We also read an email sent to us from th...
by romeokar
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Happy Thanksgiving! Episode 7 is now available wherever you get you podcasts. I'm this episode Andrew talks about how small changes can help you improve your play and we answer some letters from listeners. If you have a question or comment, please email the show at [email protected].com. Please enjo...
by romeokar
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Episode 6 is up on Soundcloud or wherever you download podcasts. We interview Shirley and Harvey Kimble, the creators of the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition. If you are not familiar with it, it's a fun competition that caters to large groups and promotes collaboration. Register for the regional t...
by romeokar
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

We are back after summer break with Episode 5: The Role of a Captain. We interview Darien coaching legend Tom O'Donnell about how to choose a captain and what the expectations are for captains of student athletes (or quiz bowl teams). If you are a coach, captain, or aspiring captain, I cannot recomm...
by romeokar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Episode 4 has been posted.

In this episode we are joined by coach Jane Haithcock of Liberty Middle School. We talk about their program and their incredibly successful run at MSNCT. We also touch on the issue of vulching.

https://soundcloud.com/for10points/ep00 ... liberty-ms

Enjoy!
by romeokar
Fri May 17, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Episode 3 is up! Andrew and I will put together one more episode before the end of the school year.

https://soundcloud.com/for10points/ep003-msnct-2019
by romeokar
Fri May 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

HarryMachen wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 4:23 am When will the next ep release? Keep up the good work!

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The next episode we are recording is from MSNCT next week. I don't know when I'll have it edited and posted, but shortly afterwards.

Thanks for listening!
by romeokar
Thu May 02, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Andrew and I will be recording from MSNCT on Friday night. We are going to be talking about the experience of being at nationals, what teams do to prepare and stay focused, and give our predictions/rankings. Come by in between scrimmage rounds and say hello if you're going to be there!
by romeokar
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Thank you for all the listens to episode 1. We are proud to announce that Epsiode 2 is up on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/for10points/ep00 ... udy-skills

We will be recording an episode from MSNCT next month. Stop by and say hi if you can!
by romeokar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10283

Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Friends, I am so pleased to announce that the first episode of our new quiz bowl podcast, "For 10 Points" is available for download on SoundCloud. The podcast is for players, coaches, and parents (mainly for middle school) who are looking to improve and learn more about the Quiz Bowl community. In t...
by romeokar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Darien Spring Academic Tournament 4/6/19 @Middlesex
Replies: 0
Views: 3409

Darien Spring Academic Tournament 4/6/19 @Middlesex

Middlesex will be hosting the 2nd Darien Spring Academic Tournament on Saturday, April 6th . We will be using NAQT’s MS-30. The tournament will be similarly formatted to our Charter Oak competition, though I don’t know if we will have a novice bracket yet. Registration will start at 8:30, matches wi...
by romeokar
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak VII 1/7/18 in Darien, CT **Field Cap reached!
Replies: 1
Views: 4645

Re: Charter Oak VII 12/9/17 in Darien, CT **Now MS-23

Updated Field: The field is capped at 36 teams; we have reached our cap! Any new team that registers will be wait-listed. We have decided to create a Novice bracket and a Nationals bracket. Teams in the Novice bracket will not be eligible for qualification for MSNCT. Nationals Bracket (teams/buzzers...
by romeokar
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak VII 1/7/18 in Darien, CT **Field Cap reached!
Replies: 1
Views: 4645

Charter Oak VII 1/7/18 in Darien, CT **Field Cap reached!

Coaches, Middlesex Middle School in Darien, CT will proudly host the 7th annual Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. This tournament will use NAQT's MS-23 question set. The tournament style will depend on the number of teams present, but will likely consist of 5 or 6 preliminary...
by romeokar
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Skype Tournament Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5262

Re: Skype Tournament Guidelines

It seems that the team/player with the fastest internet connection has a huge advantage over the others, no?
by romeokar
Mon May 15, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Aptakisic!
Replies: 11
Views: 13755

Re: 2017 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Aptakisic!

Congratulations indeed! They ran a tough guantlet to claim this year's championship. I also want to say how incredibly impressed I was with Isak Dai and Mounds Park. They were clearly a cut above MMS this year. Thank you to NAQT for organizing another great tournament. My players and their parents h...
by romeokar
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference
Replies: 3
Views: 4769

Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

I will be speaking at the annual NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) conference in Providence, RI about the benefits of a Quiz Bowl program.
I would appreciate any thoughts, comments, or testimonials you have to offer.
by romeokar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Re: Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16

The field is now capped at 36 teams. Subsequent teams will be wait-listed.
by romeokar
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Re: Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16

Field Update: School (Teams/Buzzers) Ben Franklin MS: (2/1) Boston College HS: (2/0) Cavallini MS (1/0) Easton Country Day (1/0) Mansfield MS: (2/1) Middlebrook MS: (2/0) Middlesex MS: (10/10) River Dell MS: (2/2) Teaneck Charter: (2/1) Tenafly MS: (3/1) Tuxedo Park School: (4/2) Western MS: (5/0) T...
by romeokar
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Charter Oak Scholastic Open VI- Darien, CT 12/10/16

Coaches, Middlesex Middle School will proudly host the 6th annual Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. This tournament will use NAQT's MS-20 question set. The tournament style will depend on the number of teams present, but will likely consist of 5 or 6 preliminary rounds an...
by romeokar
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SAGES Quizbowl Questions (elementary & MS)
Replies: 7
Views: 7816

Re: SAGES Quizbowl Questions (elementary & MS)

We recently ran the Second Annual Darien Elementary Academic Challenge, and for the second year in a row, we chose SAGES for our question sets. This year, since SAGES offered two levels, and we wanted our tournament to be a friendly introduction to Quiz Bowl for our 5th graders, we went with the mor...
by romeokar
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 8404

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

My advice is to go over the basic rules with them and then have them come to a practice. They can watch you moderate for a few questions, but have them moderate the rest of the match. Be there with them to give them instant feedback. No question- it's a blessing to have volunteers! Be as patient wit...
by romeokar
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak V 12/5/15 (Darien, CT; MS-16)
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

Re: Charter Oak V 12/5/15 (Darien, CT; MS-16)

The field is filling up, and we are capping the field at 32 teams. Here is what we have so far: Ben Franklin MS (2 Teams) Boston College HS (2 Teams) Easton Country Day (1 Team) Middlesex (8 Teams) North Canaan Elem. (1 Team) River Dell (3 Teams) Teaneck Charter (2 Teams) Tenafly Middle School (5 Te...
by romeokar
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protesting against your own team
Replies: 15
Views: 7708

Re: Protesting against your own team

I think that you all have made an excellent distinction between judgement calls and enforcing the rules. So if the moderator forgets to ask the third part of a bonus to the other team, or awards an incorrect number of points on a bonus to the other team, or ends the match short of the 20th tossup/bo...
by romeokar
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protesting against your own team
Replies: 15
Views: 7708

Re: Protesting against your own team

Interesting topic... As someone who coached high school softball, I approach this the same way I would approach a blown call by an umpire. If it's a call against my team, I would protest. If it's a call in favor of my team, I would likely keep my mouth shut. I don't see it as my responsibility to pr...
by romeokar
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak V 12/5/15 (Darien, CT; MS-16)
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

Charter Oak V 12/5/15 (Darien, CT; MS-16)

Dear Coaches, Middlesex Middle School will proudly host the 5th annual Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 . This tournament will use NAQT's MS-16 question set. The tournament style will depend on the number of teams present, but will likely consist of 5 or 6 preliminary roun...
by romeokar
Tue May 12, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24940

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!

Congratulations to Kealing and their coach Patty Hill! They truly survived the gauntlet - beating the other four top 5 in succession to claim the Championship! I knew Anna, Daniel, Evan, and Ryan were something special when I met them as 6th graders in Chicago, and they gave Mikee, Porter, and the r...
by romeokar
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Novice Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

Middle School Novice Tournament

In an effort to spread Quiz Bowl to more parts of New York and Connecticut, Middlesex Middle School in Darien, CT is planning on hosting a novice/new to quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, June 6th. We would likely feature NAQT's MS-14 questions packet. Since this is a novice tournament, we are lookin...
by romeokar
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 58749

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

We have adopted Google everything in Darien. At the last tournament I ran, we used Google Sheets and Google Docs in conjunction with SQBS to aid with scoring. The system was efficient and precise. If you would like me to share the files with you, just email me ([email protected]).
by romeokar
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)
Replies: 2
Views: 3113

Re: Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)

Thank you all for braving the weather and coming to our tournament this weekend. I hope you all had as much here as I did! Congratulations to MIddlesex Middle School for taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Tenafly A finished fourth to earn a qualifying spot in this year's MSNCT in Dallas. Complete stats will ...
by romeokar
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)
Replies: 2
Views: 3113

Re: Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)

As of 1/7/15, here are teams who have committed: Middlesex (4+ teams) Western MS (2 Teams) River Dell (1 Team) Warren (1 Team) Teams that are interested: Tuxedo Park (3 Teams) Teaneck Charter (3 Teams) Easton Country Day (1 Team) Tenafly (2 Teams) Independence (1+ Teams) Ardsley (1 + Teams) North Ca...
by romeokar
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior 4 (Hackensack, NJ) 11/1/14
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

Re: Bergen Junior 4 (Hackensack, NJ) 11/1/14

Thank you for hosting, Jon! We had a great time, as always!
by romeokar
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)
Replies: 2
Views: 3113

Charter Oak 1/25/15 Darien, CT 2015 (MS-13)

Dear Coaches, Middlesex Middle School will proudly host the 4th annual Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Sunday, January 25th, 2014. This tournament will use NAQT's MS-13 question set. The tournament style will depend on the number of teams present, but will likely consist of 5 or 6 preliminary rounds ...
by romeokar
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)
Replies: 4
Views: 3203

Re: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)

Congratulations to our top four finishers, all of whom qualify for nationals. These are the final standings (prelim record, overall record). 1. MMS Blue (5 – 0, 9 – 0) 2. Warren B (5 – 0, 8 – 1) 3. MMS Silver (4 – 1, 7 – 2) 4. MMS White (4 – 1, 6 – 3) 5. Tenafly A (5 – 0, 7 – 2) 6. BC High Gold (5 –...
by romeokar
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)
Replies: 4
Views: 3203

Re: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)

I'll be sending information to the teams in a day or two. Please arrive by 9. The tournament should end no later than 3:30.
by romeokar
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)
Replies: 4
Views: 3203

Re: 2014 Charter Oak Scholastic Open (MS-09)

The Final Field: Ardsley (3 Teams) Ben Franklin (1 Team) Boston College High (2 Team) Middlesex (6 teams) North Canaan (1 Team) River Dell (1 Team) Salisbury (2 Teams) Teaneck Charter (2 Teams) Tenafly (2 Team) Warren TWP (2 Team) Western (2 Teams) Total: 24 Teams Each team will play 5 preliminary g...
by romeokar
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior 3 (Oct 26, 2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 7936

Re: Bergen Junior 3 (Oct 26, 2013)

Great work, as usual, Jon! We look forward to Bergen Junior 4!

Congratulations to Independence! They were truly spectacular!