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by rpirrie
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13
Replies: 33
Views: 10115

Re: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

Hey--CT INV IV will use IS-124, for which we have CT/RI/MA exclusivity. Thanks
by rpirrie
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13
Replies: 33
Views: 10115

Re: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

Hello--
Very Briefly, I'd like to let you know that CT INV IV (Connecticut Invitational IV in Storrs CT) will be on February 2nd this year. That is all!
by rpirrie
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Tournament (9/22/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 6843

Re: MIT Fall Tournament (9/22/2012)

E. O. Smith can commit to bringing at least 1 team, possibly 2, with 2 buzzer sets.
by rpirrie
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13
Replies: 33
Views: 10115

Re: New England Tournament Calendar and Date Claims 2012-13

Hey--no date yet, but we will be doing CT INV in the late winter (not to conflict with MITBAT). We'd like to run a regular IS packet. More on this later. Have a nice summer.
by rpirrie
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10368

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

Got it--won't do it anymore. Thanks for the feedback, it is appreciated.
by rpirrie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10368

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

What a wide range of responses! I haven't decided what to do (has anybody tallied the current score?), but I will tell you that we have tried to make neg monarch utterly absurd (I use a whiffle ball and bat for the orb and scepter). The point for me is that its better to buzz and risk a neg than sit...
by rpirrie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT CT State Championship Tournament CANCELED
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: NAQT CT State Championship Tournament

E. O. Smith would be interested in attending with 1 team. We can bring 2 sets of buzzers as well.
by rpirrie
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10368

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

current score 3 - 0 against. I appreciate the feedback. Any other thoughts go ahead and put them out there.
by rpirrie
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10368

neg king/queen/monarch

Hello--
I am not a newbie but this seemed like the best place to get a discussion going. I just ran a tourney in which we crowned a neg monarch. I may continue it in the future or I may not--but I'd like opinions on the practice. Good thing? Fun thing? Insensitive thing? Thanks for chiming in.
by rpirrie
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12

CT teams--
Check out the CT state championship on May 12th. See the regular announcements for details. I will be checking with my folks to see if they can go.
by rpirrie
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hello-- Hope everyone had a good time at CT INV III. Darien A made an excellent showing at what I believe is their first ever tourney, losing in the final to Hanover (excellent as always) 195 - 315. Stats will be posted soon. Hope to see you next year! Bob Pirrie, Bing Xu, Alex Minge, Anna Green E. ...
by rpirrie
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hello--
Less than a week 'til CT INV III. We have a healthy field of 14 - 16, but if anyone else was thinking of sending a team let us know in the next few days! We can definitely squeeze you in!
by rpirrie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Field update. Field (14 teams, 5 buzzers, 2 - 3 moderators) Suffield Academy 1, 0, 0 Darien 2, 1, 0 - 1 AMSA 1, 1, 0 Woodland 2, 0, 0 Thomaston 1, 1, 1 Berkshire 2, 1, 0 Greens Farms 2, 1, 1 NFA 2, 0, 0 Hanover 1, 0, 0 The buzzers are getting a bit tricky, so drop me a line if you have a set but hav...
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hey--field update. Field (15 – 17 teams, 5 buzzers, 2 - 3 moderators) Suffield Academy 1, 0, 0 Darien 2, 1, 0 - 1 AMSA 1 - 2, 1, 0 Woodland 2 – 3, 0, 0 Suffield 2, 1, 1 Thomaston 1, 1, 1 Berkshire 2, 1, 0 Greens Farms 2, 0, 0 NFA 2, 0, 0 Interested Housatonic Valley Hingham Hanover Only two weeks to...
by rpirrie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hello-- Field update. Field (13 – 15 teams, 5 buzzers, 2 - 3 moderators) Suffield Academy 1, 0, 0 Darien 2, 1, 0 - 1 AMSA 1 - 2, 1, 0 Woodland 2 – 3, 0, 0 Suffield 2, 1, 1 Thomaston 1, 1, 1 Berkshire 2, 1, 0 Greens Farms 2, 0, 0 Interested Housatonic Valley Hingham Hanover We'd like to limit the fie...
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)

I would like to second Graham's comments. I also hope that a better New England circuit develops, so I will unabashedly put in a plug for Connecticut INV III here. Drop us a line!
by rpirrie
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hey--we are now PACE certified gold (top 20% of team qualify for the NSC). Other good reasons to drop us a line: 1. We strive to make things run as smoothly as possible. If you talk to anyone who came to our last tournament (2 years ago), they will confirm that fact. 2. We are cheap! We are hoping t...
by rpirrie
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Hello--

Here is the current field for CT INV III.

Field (8 – 10 teams, 3 buzzers, 1 – 2 moderators)
Suffield Academy 1, 0, 0
Darien 2, 1, 0 - 1
AMSA 1 - 2, 1, 0
Woodland 2 – 3, 0, 0
Suffield 2, 1, 1

Interested
Housatonic Valley

Mark your calendars for April 7th and drop us a line!
by rpirrie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Re: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Greetings-- Just a little update. To encourage teams from throughout New England (and outside regions) to participate we are dropping the cost of entry by $10 across the board. Base fee, first team: $45 Additional teams: $40 Working buzzer system: -$10 each Moderator: -$5 each In addition, we will b...
by rpirrie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)

Hello--any updates? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 73818

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

Hello--a list of teams would be nice. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12

Hi folks--just posted CT INV III on the Regular Season Tournament Announcements--hope we can use it to promote New England Quiz Bowl. Cheers.
by rpirrie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)
Replies: 15
Views: 5896

Connecticut Invitational III (April 7th 2012)

Greetings: E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl and IQConn are pleased to announce Connecticut Invitational III, which will take place on April 7th, 2012 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. In what we believe is the first ever use in New England, we’ll be running HSAPQ questions (t...
by rpirrie
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)

E. O. Smith would now like to commit to coming with, as mentioned, 2 teams and 2 buzzers.
by rpirrie
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12

Hello--don't want to show our hand yet, as other people are involved, but a decision on a date is imminent. Thanks for the interest.

Bob Pirrie
by rpirrie
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: MITBAT VI (Updated: February 25, 2012)

E. O. Smith is very much interested and likely to send 2 teams, 2 buzzers, 2 coaches.
by rpirrie
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (January 28, 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: MITBAT VI (January 28, 2012)

Hello--
Looks like you were able to change the date to 2/25. Is that a lock? E. O. Smith is very interested in coming (and helping you promote), so if you could update that'd be appreciated. Thanks
by rpirrie
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12

Hello--floating an idea here--2 years back we set up the CT Invitational I through Southington High School. A splendid time was had by all. Last year we set up CT INV II, but I think we set it up too late, so very few schools signed up and we had to cancel. SO, if we set up CT INV III for late Febru...
by rpirrie
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MITBAT VI (January 28, 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: MITBAT VI (January 28, 2012)

Hello--
I too am truly thrilled that MITBAT is coming back, but 1/28 also is an SAT day, if I am not mistaken. E. O. Smith would love to come, though...can anything be done about the date? Thanks.

Bob Pirrie
Coach
E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl
by rpirrie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT VII (10/22/11) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 19
Views: 5803

Re: FAcT VII (10/22/11) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

It is too bad this conflicts with Kellenberg, but it'd be great if regional teams supported this one--it is one of the few important meets in Southern New Egland

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smth High School
by rpirrie
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT VII (10/22/11) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 19
Views: 5803

Re: FAcT VII (10/22/11) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Hello--E. O. Smith is interested. Can you please post a list of commited teams? Thanks.

Bob Pirrie
Academic Quiz Bowl Coach
E. O. Smith High School
Storrs CT
by rpirrie
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Quiz Bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4548

Re: New England Quiz Bowl

And if any Massachusetts teams are interested in trying out for the show, information can be found at wgbh.org/quizshow.[/quote]

Any plans to expand into CT in the future?

Bob Pirrie
by rpirrie
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Quiz Bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4548

Re: New England Quiz Bowl

Thanks to everyone who has commented--keep 'em coming. I will throw in my 2 cents as soon as I have time to think (our school just finished its accreditation process, so it's been a bit loopy lately). Basically I'd like to revive my idea of a year ago regarding a CT (maybe CT/RI) quiz bowl league. B...
by rpirrie
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Quiz Bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4548

Re: New England Quiz Bowl

Thanks for the reply--New England Folks, esp. MA, contact Janine Ventola. And good luck with History Bee and Bowl. In the meantime, I am going to keep this going by asking a (perhaps unanswerable) question--how is QB in New England doing? My entirely subjective sense is that at least in Southern N.E...
by rpirrie
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Quiz Bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4548

New England Quiz Bowl

Hi--
Please post your thoughts on New England Quiz Bowl here. I'd love to hear what people think on this topic. Notice I am not leading this one way or another--just wanna see what pops out. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XX at Yale (03/26/11)
Replies: 15
Views: 7032

Re: BHSAT XX at Yale (03/26/11)

I would certainly encourage anyone who is able to go to the Yale tourney. It is a very enjoyable tournament. Go Connecticut quiz bowl!
by rpirrie
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)

Hello--
Sorry to announce this, but I am cancelling the tourney. Not enough response. Lesson learned--announce earlier, hold the tourney earlier. Sorry to put a crimp in anybody's plans, and thanks for considering us. See you next year.

Bob Pirrie
by rpirrie
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)

Looking to beef up the field for this tourney, so I'll let you know that I talked with the folks at NAQT, who said that this date works as a qualifier--the waitlist last year started up on April 6th, and even the schools on the waitlist got in. If the winner of this tourney wants to hang around for ...
by rpirrie
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)

Hello--starting to fill in slots for the tourney. I have three schools committed and interest from several others—as I get more info I will create a list and continue to update it. Please be aware that I am very interested in establishing this as a quiz bowl tourney opportunity in a region that coul...
by rpirrie
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)

WE'RE SLASHING PRICES! WITH PRICES THIS LOW, WE MUST BE...(ahem) In order to further interest in a tourney we'd like to establish as a spring time option in Southern New England, we are dropping the price for participation in CT INV II by $10. We are also raising the discount for moderators provided...
by rpirrie
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Date Change: Connecticut Invitational II (now on April 2nd)

Greetings: The date for Connecticut Invitational II has been changed to avoid conflict. It will now take place on APRIL 2ND, 2011 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. This is an official NAQT event, featuring NAQT packet IS-100. This is the second annual tournament with the purpose of pro...
by rpirrie
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 126691

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

hello--
1 question, one minor unfortunate prob.

1. Checks made out to...who?

2. we lost the power cord to our third buzzer set. Sorry sorry! we can only bring 2 buzzer sets.

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smith High School
by rpirrie
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT VI (10/23/10) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 28
Views: 5980

Re: FAcT VI (10/23/10) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Hello--
Just wanted to let you know E. O. Smith is now solid with 3 teams.

Bob Pirrie
by rpirrie
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 126691

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

O.K., so Kellenberg beat us out on the buzzers.

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smith QB coach
by rpirrie
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 126691

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Hey--
at least 2 teams for E. O. Smith, with 3 (count 'em! 3!) buzzers.

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smith QB coach
by rpirrie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT VI (10/23/10) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 28
Views: 5980

Re: FAcT VI (10/23/10) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

E. O. Smith is interested, as always...2, maybe 3 teams.

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smith Q. B. Coach
by rpirrie
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut 2009-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: Connecticut 2009-2010

Results from June 4th Berkshire Division, Connecticut Quiz Bowl League, regular meet (very ably run by Peter Vermilyea):

Housatonic 3-0, Thomaston 2-1, Terryville A 1-2, and Terryville B 0-3

More events to come in the fall of 2011. See you then.
by rpirrie
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut 2009-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: Connecticut 2009-2010

Please explain what you mean.
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut 2009-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: Connecticut 2009-2010

We will definitely talk it up at Yale. We should try out practice matches this year. Have you seen the temporary website? Here is the address:

ctquizbowlleague.eosmith.site.eboard.com

Bob Pirrie
E. O. Smith H. S.
by rpirrie
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut 2009-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: Connecticut 2009-2010

Cheshire is in and registered. I will probably register today after talking to my team. Hello Newtown--will you be in this year?

Bob