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by rpirrie
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Hello— After a bit of soul searching and a lot of data gathering (thank you to those who chimed in), I have decided to stay with the original date of 2/22/14 for CT INV V. I know this is somewhat disappointing for MA teams, but the thing that tipped the balance is the timing of UConn Science Bowl. I...
by rpirrie
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14854

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello— After a bit of soul searching and a lot of data gathering (thank you to those who chimed in), I have decided to stay with the original date of 2/22/14 for CT INV V. I know this is somewhat disappointing for MA teams, but the thing that tipped the balance is the timing of UConn Science Bowl. I...
by rpirrie
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Hello all--
I have been told that 2/22 is a bad date for CT INV V because everyone in Massachusetts will be on vacation. I am seriously thinking about switching the date to 3/1 but I need input on this soon. Is there any reason anyone can think of that we can't do this on 3/1? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14854

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello all--
I have been told that 2/22 is a bad date for MA because everyone will be on vacation. I am seriously thinking about switching the date to 3/1 but I need input on this soon. Is there any reason anyone can think of that we can't do this on 3/1? Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14854

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello everyone-- Registration for CT INV V is now open. Please send an email to rpirrie<at>eosmith<dot>org, indicating number of teams/buzzers/helpers. I am going to set a very flexible 24 teams as our tournament size; we can expand as necessary but registering soon will give us a better sense of ho...
by rpirrie
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)
Replies: 15
Views: 7224

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Field update, please?
by rpirrie
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 31467

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

Smith is sending two coaches and a quizbowl alumnus, so we can provide one staffer too. That ought to help with keeping things smooth. Are you distributing packets electronically? Electronic scoresheets too?
One last note--please update the field to show Smith as bringing 3 teams. Thanks!
by rpirrie
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 31467

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

E. O. Smith would like to squeeze in one more team if possible. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)
Replies: 15
Views: 7224

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

E. O. Smith would like to bring 1 team (maybe 2) and 2 buzzer sets.
by rpirrie
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Is any school submitting a bid to host the New England NAQT Championships? Hello-- I have put out feelers for a CT NAQT state championship, and Woodland is interested in hosting (this isn't locked in stone yet, though). MA is holding a HSAPQ championship (see above), but I don't know what might be ...
by rpirrie
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is a CT state championship viable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Is a CT state championship viable?

Is a CT state championship a viable thing? Enquiring minds want to know. Looks like MA may be doing its own thing this year, so its up to us in the Constitution State to start looking at whether we can pull off a championship. Let's start by doing a survey of active CT quizbowl programs. Who's out t...
by rpirrie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 31467

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

E. O. Smith would like to bring 2 teams, 2 buzzer sets. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Novice Tournaments in New England
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: Novice Tournaments in New England

RE: all trash postings Trash is fun but I am going to back Matt on this one. The problem we've had in New England is that we aren't all that hot nationally. Anything that trends towards better more frequent quiz bowl is all for the good (note the operative word better). This assumes that schools and...
by rpirrie
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14854

Re: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Hello--I expect we'll get things going early December. If anyone wants to express interest right now I will gladly compile a list; I just don't want to get too detailed for a bit because I don't know what building we'll be in yet, how many rooms, size of field we can handle, who my volunteers are, e...
by rpirrie
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14
Replies: 34
Views: 14854

Connecticut Invitational V 2/22/14

Greetings: E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl and IQConn are pleased to announce Connecticut Invitational V, which will take place on February 22nd, 2014 at E. O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT. We will be using NAQT IS-134. This is the fifth annual tournament with the purpose of promoting ...
by rpirrie
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Hello--
This is an informal announcement that CT INV V will be held at UConn on 2/22/14. More details (and an announcement on the regular channel) when available.
by rpirrie
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35304

Re: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14

Hello--
This is an informal announcement that CT INV V will be held at UConn on 2/22/14. More details (and an announcement on the regular channel) when available.
by rpirrie
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Dates and locations for the inaugural Massachusetts Quizbowl Championship have been set. Regionals will be held on the previously announced date of March 8 at Amherst and Harvard. The state championship will be held on the previously announced date of April 5 at MIT. Information & registration are ...
by rpirrie
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

Hello--
Floating a tentative date of February 22nd for CT INV V (the joint E. O. Smith/UConn tournament, usually held in late winter). I would appreciate commentary on the viability of this date. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 19378

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

EO SMith will be hosting a tournament sometime this year (TBD).

We may also be hosting a second tournament with UConn...
by rpirrie
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 5252

Re: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

Hello--E. O. Smith would like to bring 2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

Hello—just posting a question I sent out to interested people through email, regarding possible participation in WBGH's High School Quiz Show.I am in contact with the folks at WGBH, and I am interested in getting together a CT contingent for the show, or starting up a similar program through CPTV. W...
by rpirrie
Thu May 30, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

Congratulations to Lexington on going 8 - 5 at nationals , taking 33rd place. We went up against them at the New England Regionals--they are an excellent team, and deserve their overall standings at HSNCT. I am wondering if we have any records on whether this is the best showing for a New England te...
by rpirrie
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 8549

Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Hello--hoping for a last update to the field. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

Hello--just hoping for a field update for the New England regionals. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 8549

Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Hello--
Just hoping we can get a field update. As part of this, I can tell you that E. O. Smith will bring 2 buzzers and 1 reader. Thanks.
by rpirrie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 11850

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

OK, scratch that. I talked to the TD for the NJ state championship, who said he gets about 20 - 30 teams. CT should therefore be able to pull together 12 - 20 teams (based on our size). I am thinking about TV exposure--High School Quiz Show seems to have done so much for MA quiz bowl.
by rpirrie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

In the meantime, gotta get a buzz going about the regional! Chime in, commit to coming, keep related threads going.
by rpirrie
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 8549

Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Hello--
E. O. Smith will be fielding at least 2 teams.
by rpirrie
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 11850

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Don't forget geographic area. I know New Jersey isn't much bigger than Connecticut (at 1.5x our size), but after that the active quizbowl states are 3, 4, 10 times as big as us. I am willing and able to host a CT championship, but it'd be a pretty small tournament. Just getting a conversation going-...
by rpirrie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prizes/awards for top scorers
Replies: 13
Views: 3818

Re: Prizes/awards for top scorers

Seriously though, I spent $18 bucks on used copies of classics. I went online and found that for really not much more I could get some fun stuff like the aforementioned finger puppets. I like the idea of having some fun with this.
by rpirrie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prizes/awards for top scorers
Replies: 13
Views: 3818

Prizes/awards for top scorers

Hello-- Somewhat whimsical yet serious question-- I am looking for suggestions as regards good prizes for the top 5 scorers. It always seems to be a college bumper sticker or pencil, or (the classic) important works of literature. I sincerely think these are perfectly fine, but at a tournament I jus...
by rpirrie
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Hello--
In very well fought championship games, it came down to statistics, with Lexington winning with the overall average score. Thanks to all for coming! It was a great tournament overall!
by rpirrie
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Here is the final list for CT INV IV! Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School (1/1/0) Suffield High School (3/1/1) Brookline High School (1/2/0) Woodland (2/1/0) Shrewsbury (2/1/0) AMSA (1/2/1) Belmont (1/1/0) Milton (1/0/0) Lexington (1/0/0) Northhamp...
by rpirrie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Hello--any last minute stragglers out there? We have been able to expand the field and can take 8 more teams. Don't forget--this is a good qualifier for PACE and HSNCT, with plenty of time afterwards to make arrangements to go to either big tourney. Drop us a line!
by rpirrie
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

So, we concentrate on Massachusetts and Connecticut in Southern New England. Of course, we should keep the north/south connection going--can any of you northerners join us southerners at CT INV IV? I remember having Hanover at last year's tourney, which added considerably to the range of abilities a...
by rpirrie
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Good News--We've pretty much reached our original limit of 24 teams for CT INV IV, but we've been able to scrounge up a few more rooms to play in. We've only got 2 1/2 weeks to go, but you can still squeeze your school into the field! Drop us a line!
by rpirrie
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Thanks for spotting that, Matt. Yes, the Academy is bringing 1 team. Corrections have been made to the list.
by rpirrie
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Hey--we're at 17 to 18 teams, 24 slots available, three additional schools interested, we're almost full, quick, drop us a line!
by rpirrie
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn) - 2/2/13

Hello-- We are now Platinum certified by PACE--see the message below. Thanks, and keep those emails coming! Congratulations! PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded your tournament, Connecticut Invitational IV, platinum certification. This means that the top 25% of tea...
by rpirrie
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

Hello Rahul, glad you will be able to come to CT INV IV. I found your comment on directly contacting schools interesting. Hooking this up with Biggiebird's comment on Maine, I'd be interested in getting a discussion going about Maine and Rhode Island. Both states are off the radar. I actually did as...
by rpirrie
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn) - 2/2/13

Hello folks--13 teams and climbing (only 24 spots available!). In other news I just affiliated our tourney with PACE, so placing well in CT INV IV qualifies your team for NAQT and PACE national championships.
by rpirrie
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should Tournament Announcements be broken down by region?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Should Tournament Announcements be broken down by region?

Hello-- Bob Pirrie here from New England. We are trying to beef up our region, so it would be great if our tourney announcements stayed a bit further up the list for a longer period. As it stands, an announcement can be pushed off the bottom of the screen in a matter of hours. Yes, people should sca...
by rpirrie
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn) - 2/2/13

Just an update on proceedings...we will be in Oak Hall at UConn the day of the tourney, a brand new (and very comfortable) classrooms building at the university. Check the field update too--we are at 9 teams and climbing.
by rpirrie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn)

Hey--
Now that Newtown is receding in the rear view mirror, why not send us an email and sign up for CT INV IV? We had a great turnout last year, and this year we will be on UConn campus with even more glamorous playing rooms! Sign up soon, slots are limited! Hope to hear from you soon!
by rpirrie
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn)

In an act of shameless promotion/bumping, I will tell you that there are already 7 teams registered for CT INV IV. We are looking at limiting the field to 24 teams, so drop us a line soon!
by rpirrie
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith High School/IQConn)

We already have three schools interested. In this spot we will keep you posted as to interested and/or registered schools and teams. Coding is teams/buzzers/moderators. Current List (1/27): Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School (1/1/0) Suffield High School (3/1/1) Brookline High School (1/2/...
by rpirrie
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

Greetings: E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl and IQConn are pleased to announce Connecticut Invitational IV, which will take place on February 2nd, 2013 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. We will be using NAQT IS-124. This is the fourth annual tournament with the purpose of pro...
by rpirrie
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)
Replies: 39
Views: 11636

Re: Newtown HS Quiz Bowl Invitational (12/8/12 Newtown, CT)

Hello--
E. O. Smith would like to bring 2 teams perhaps three. We also have two buzzers and can provide a staff person. We can also help with any logistics questions!
by rpirrie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Tournament (9/22/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 6841

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

Thanks for a great tournament! It's great to have MIT back as a viable option in New England!