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by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

Dude, set producers can do whatever they want with their questions; we're not giving NEAT to LIQBA for a variety of reasons that are irrelevant to this discussion, but I'm going to be working on a separate, tossups-only set for him because if Joe gets even 100 teams to play the set, the mirror fees ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for Science Writer
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Looking for Science Writer

Hi all,

I'm looking to collaborate with a science writer (experience required in biology and chemistry, physics is a plus) on a tossups-only HS set for the fall. Please email me at michael AT historybowl.com for more details if you're interested.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri May 01, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 7649

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

A_Failure wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:56 pm
In an unexpected twist of events, I intend to go to Bowdoin in the fall and will be quizbowlling there.
:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCOP Novice Online [NEW FIELD EXPANSION]
Replies: 19
Views: 2939

Re: SCOP Novice Online [NEW FIELD EXPANSION]

Snoopy wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Thanks to everyone who played yesterday! It was an excellent event, the largest online Quizbowl tournament ever!
Largest single-division online tournament ever.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 16
Views: 4035

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

Because of the addition of ACF Winter, the target difficulty for this year's ACF Fall will be lower than in years past. We are intending for the set to be a hyper-accessible introduction to college quizbowl for people with little to no previous playing experience, comprable to the Early Autumn Coll...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

TJ S&T "C" beat Strake Jesuit in a single-game final to win the tournament. Thank you to everyone who played and everyone who staffed!
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT (Global) Open Discord Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: RAFT (Global) Open Discord Mirror

This happened; Del Norte A went 9-1 to clear the field; You, the reader, have ligma went 7-3 to finish second. Thank you to everyone who played!
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '20-21
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

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

Curious: how many years in a row has Hunter been the undisputed #1 now? 6? 7? 4-5 -- Hunter may not have been the undisputed #1 even in 2015-16, considering they didn't even expect do be playing post-lunch at HSNCT that year (back when Sunday was playoffs-only). High Tech was #1 when I started high...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]

How can you ensure that players don't have a way of communicating with one another about when to buzz in?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT (Global) Open Discord Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

RAFT (Global) Open Discord Mirror

I'm pleased to announce a global (not region-specific) open Discord mirror of RAFT for high school-eligible players on 4/18. The tournament will run from approximately 10 am to 7 pm EDT. The registration fee is $60/team, and an initial field cap of 6 teams is being set (we also will not run the tour...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

The field has filled; all further registrations will be put on a waitlist. We hope to expand the field, and I encourage interested staffers to reach out to me! The field has been expanded to 16 (EDIT: 20) teams. I'm expanding to a final field cap of 24 teams. EDIT: The field is now full and we have...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Expanding the Collegiate Circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Expanding the Collegiate Circuit

I want to spin off some of Chris Chiego’s and others’ points in the Nationals thread into its own discussion. The Issue: Building Up More Competitive College Teams Karthik's post really hits at the key underlying issue here, which is what happens to people who don't go to schools with strong, well-e...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

High Dependency Unit wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:14 pm
The field has filled; all further registrations will be put on a waitlist. We hope to expand the field, and I encourage interested staffers to reach out to me!
The field has been expanded to 16 (EDIT: 20) teams.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

The field has filled; all further registrations will be put on a waitlist. We hope to expand the field, and I encourage interested staffers to reach out to me!
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5952

Re: Calendar of Online Events

Justine, with regards to the RAFT mirror, I mostly priced it off of the other online mirrors, but I think that trying to get as close as possible to a real tournament experience, on a good question set, can justify the expense. If RAFT ends up being 10 rounds, a team of 4 is paying $15 per person to...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

Editing the main post to note the entry fee is $60.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BHSAT Online
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: BHSAT Online

Snoopy wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:32 pm
High Dependency Unit wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 pm
I think you're severely underestimating the time it requires to run 12 rounds on Discord.
Probably, which is why we did TUs-only.
Didn't catch that, my bad!

(mods can probably remove these three posts with some FZ title like "I can't read")
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

Field (24/24): Ladue Mira Loma "Church Santa Clara" Detroit Country Day A Thomas Jefferson C Staples TAG Magnet St. Mark's (TX) TJ Classical "Water Gas High School" Stanton College Prep B Georgetown Day School Detroit Country Day B Hwa Chong (Singapore) Ladue B State College College Heights Christia...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

RAFT Discord (online) Mirror (April 18)

I am pleased to announce an online mirror of RAFT, the Regular Academic Fall Tournament,. All matches will be run using Discord. This is a closed tournament, meaning teams may only have players from one school. Eligibility: Teams with nearby mirrors of RAFT scheduled for after April 18 will be asked...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BHSAT Online
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: BHSAT Online

I think you're severely underestimating the time it requires to run 12 rounds on Discord.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5952

Re: Calendar of Online Events

RAFT expects to run a closed online event on April 18.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13326

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I don't think it's a problem for teams to just aspire to make ACF nationals; that's basically what I'm setting as our team goal for next year. However, Nationals is still too hard, and still incredibly inaccessible for a number of teams. As a student from a liberal arts college, I also feel like it'...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

We have a few mirrors scheduled for April, but if they fall through due to COVID-19 we are prepared to offer a discord mirror for interested teams.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers

AKKOLADE wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:36 am
Any word on this?
Yes, sorry we're all very busy and now is an even worse time, but we have an editing team and I hope to have everything set in the next week.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

I hate to be that guy, but I would encourage you to branch out and see if you can collaborate with some more experienced writers, or a set that already has an editing team in place, in more of a secondary writing role than a primary writing role. The worst thing that can possibly happen here is you ...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '19-20
Replies: 17
Views: 8142

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

Hi everyone, Some of us who go to college or went to high school in the northeast are collaborating to edit a HS set for Fall 2020 that we hope will be written primary by high school players from the region. All experience levels are welcome, and more information is on the call for writers here: htt...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '19-'20
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: New England Discussion '19-'20

Hi everyone, Some of us who go to college or went to high school in the northeast are collaborating to edit a HS set for Fall 2020 that we hope will be written primary by high school players from the region. All experience levels are welcome, and more information is on the call for writers here: htt...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

2020 NEAT Call for Writers

Hi everyone, I’m very happy to announce the NorthEast Academic Tournament (NEAT), a fall 2020 high-quality high school regular-difficulty set that we hope will be written primarily by high-school-age writers from the northeast U.S. Writers should expect to receive detailed feedback on all submitted ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB Junior Varsity Age Restrictions
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: NHBB Junior Varsity Age Restrictions

How strict is National History Bowl about age restrictions for Junior Varsity tournaments? I ask because our team's most active members are no-experience 11th graders. Thus, I worry about us entering the Varsity bracket. They are strict age limits (so they will have to play varsity). There are gene...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2940

Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Bowdoin might drive down for this if it is scheduled later in February, though the 15th is not the worst weekend for us.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6275

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

Hi everyone -- apologies for a delay that is entirely my fault, but a discussion forum for RAFT is now available. You can ask to join by selecting it on the "usergroups" section of your control panel.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT XV @ Yale (10/12/2019 - New Haven, CT)
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

Re: FAcT XV @ Yale (10/12/2019 - New Haven, CT)

Big round of applause to Acton-Boxborough, the winners of FAcT XV! Stats for the tournament can be found here . I want to recognize David Rubin for his immense help with stats, as well as our wonderful Yale staffers (Andrew Qin, Louie Lu, James Wedgwood, Hasna Karim, Daniel Sheinberg, Nathaniel Mil...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

the return of AHAN wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Bonus #1 in round 5 needs to be fixed. Read it and you'll see why.
Thanks. Sincerest apologies about that. I'll be setting up a discussion forum in the next few days.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4780

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

I'd be very interested in knowing if a quiz bowl team is being started up at Hofstra (great, very exciting!) or if Ben Zhang is just planning on soloing this tournament (please don't do this).
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

FYI, the University of Illinois ABT has announced their Earlybird tournament for September 28th*, which pushes your first mirror up by two weeks. * - October 12th would conflict with the coaches association's statewide novice tournament. This has been corrected. In that event, I'm open to running o...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13133

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

rahulkeyal wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:41 am
Registration for 2019 ACF Fall has opened! We are still working to finalize sites in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern California, and the United Kingdom.
What about New England?

EDIT: Never mind, it's on the form.
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

If we don't get more signups, I'm inclined to cap the field at four teams and allow a five-person team or two. Please recruit your friends! EDIT: alternatively, we can break up a team (probably Columbia) to fill the field out Probably best to start with a free agent team and confirm that those peop...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 5769

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

Workshops (at the regional level – the vulnerable teams are generally not the ones at nationals) would be helpful I was thinking that workshops should be focused at HS Nationals since that's where you see the biggest overlap between the college and HS game in terms of personnel and where you can ge...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 5769

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

I’ve recently been thinking about starting a thread about supporting quiz bowl at smaller colleges, based on my experiences at Bowdoin thus far, but it probably applies better here and I’ve tried to reply/add to Chris’s points as much as possible. (Issue #1): The best thing that happened to me when ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 4412

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there an...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 4412

ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

Note: This is unrelated to my comments related to packet submission and pricing in the 2019 ACF Fall thread. I got a nice suggestion from someone today to "play EFT, but not Fall," to which I replied something along the lines of "that's exactly what I've been planning on doing." I'm making this post...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7692

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

So I actually run a team that has some concrete, rather than hypothetical, issues with the requirements and price structure of Fall With regards to the packet submission, I get why it exists, how it's incredibly helpful to the editors in the production process, and how it can help spur newer players...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7047

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

Nicholas, I know a lot of people have left some pretty harsh feedback in this thread, but wherever you end up going with this set, have you considered asking if any other housewrite sets would like to have you on as a writer? Given how motivated you seem to be in writing a set, and how many housewr...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7047

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

If any tournament is seriously considering mirroring this set for $2 a team, I recommend they try to find another housewrite and raise entry fees $10 instead. Kevin made some great points about why the setup of one person writing/editing everything just might be a bad idea, and teams are much better...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11420

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

What time is this starting on Saturday?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 15162

Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

If anyone in the DC or Virginia area is looking to mirror a regular-difficulty housewrite in the fall or spring, RAFT ( http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=22863 ) is available October 1, potentially sooner, and our team is actively seeking out sites across the country. Contact me if ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

Mirrors: Illinois: Earlybird at UIUC (IL) - September 28 Eastern Missouri: East Central College (Union, MO) - November 2 Minnesota: Mounds View (MN) - November 2 Virginia: Maggie Walker (VA) - December 14 Metro NYC: Millburn (NJ) - February 8 Ohio: Sidney High School - March 7 Georgia: Commerce Hig...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

This is a mirror announcement for the Regular Academic Fall Tournament (RAFT), a high school regular-difficulty set available by October 1, 2019 . Questions will be written by experienced high school and collegiate players from a variety of programs. I, Michael Borecki, will be head editing this set...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: META online
Replies: 10
Views: 3218

Re: META online

Based on the poll, it seems like most people would like to play this on July 13th. I’ve set up a spreadsheet where you can create your teams. The mirror fee will be $10 per player, and I’ll likely cap the field at 8 teams (unless there is more interest). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g6yc...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10413

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

As a player, I'm personally agnostic between NASAT and Oxford Open, but would be strongly opposed to CamO - one, because I want to play it in LA, and two, because I don't want to play a truncated version of the set (as Raynor indicated would happen if we played that tournament). I think using Oxfor...