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by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21200

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

WHY we still do this in this area, I have no idea, but it's probably a cost-saving matter or something. Long Island has a league that is more or less exactly the same as this Post Star league you're describing- rounds after school, 4 quarters, speed check questions (it gets even worse: almost every...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21200

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

Queensbury went to :chip: nationals last year. I'm not sure what the other team is. I don't know either, honestly, and considering everytime I see that face, it's always used in a negative connotation, I'll take it this wasn't a good thing (I'm not totally familiar with everything on the boards, I'...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21200

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

biggiebird89 wrote:Top 2 teams go on to "nationals" later on (though I never quite found out specifically where this was).
Queensbury went to :chip: nationals last year. I'm not sure what the other team is.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clock theory
Replies: 22
Views: 8332

Re: Clock theory

(Some related stats: 77.3% of 2012 HSNCT games heard at least 20 tossups; 94.9% heard at least 18 tossups; and 98.8% heard at least 17 tossups. So we are talking about a comparatively very small number of tossups here; and the relevant unfairness would be even smaller, given that many, perhaps most...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21200

Re: New York Discussion 2012-13

The one school I could say that about is already running a tournament, and I believe they would've had to lock it in by now anyway.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 92
Views: 21200

New York Discussion 2012-13

Well, it's another year. Things are looking a bit more promising this year in terms of activity (as far as the Metro area goes) with Scarsdale already locking in two NAQT tournaments and Great Neck South possibly hosting something, in addition to LIFT, KPAQT, and (most likely) the Hills West Invitat...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614068

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Just saw the preliminary NAQT schedule for next year. Both Livingston and Bloomfield are hosting tournaments on the same date in March? Could someone please clarify? - MTZ Two schools that don't really communicate with other teams (including one that's been conflicting with Prison Bowl consistently...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

The Hunter A-Walt Whitman and GNS A-Walt Whitman games are missing. It appears the Hunter A-Walt Whitman game got attributed to Ridgewood instead of Hunter somehow.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Regarding Friday's tournament ... As Collin said, indeed, some packets were better than others, though this did not change how they were used (Hunter produced a pretty good packet, but it was only used in a tiebreaker), and some packets even went unused. This is not true - all packets were used ove...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Yeah, I have to say that the major reason I wanted to do this was for the JSO-esque Friday tournament, though Saturday was a nice bonus since I got to read a great set of packets for some great matches. The Sunday tournament could easily be done without. Maybe replace it with a day of side events, s...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Okay so like, this event was awesome from a social standpoint. Totally worth the sleep deprivation (no offense to Kara; any lack of sleep was my fault). ATTACK was a great set (minus some minor inconsistencies). Running YMIR in Esther's basement was fun (I mean, there was no air conditioning, but no...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I'd like to moderate on Saturday. I'll play solo as Kings Park if and only if either there is absolutely no need for another competent moderator or the number of teams gets messed up without another team.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Wouldn't 10 teams mean we would need to have 2 byes per round? One team would have to sit out due to their packet being read, and you can't have an odd number of teams playing in a round.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 75562

Re: Quizbowl Central

Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant wrote:In 2010 ACF Nationals, Penn/Illinois A, Robert Guiscard tossup, the names "Jerusalem", "Normandy", and "Apulia" don't show up at all.
This bug just happened to me as well.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Pending Ridgewood's own offerings for rooms, Stony Brook's Sunday team (and I guess at least one person for a KP team and three people for Ward Melville on Saturday) is more or less confirmed. (As in, when are the room offerings being announced?)
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

the return of AHAN wrote:EDIT: OH WAIT, Trickum never had to face Westminster, who lost to Duluth in a single-elimination playoff.... :sad:
They beat Westminster A and B directly at Jaguar Bowl, though.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 67800

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I'm certainly interested. I have a feeling that I would be the only player on a potential Kings Park team for the ATTACK mirror, but I'll have to wait and see.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

I think it's perhaps the ultimate irony of quiz bowl that tournaments which lean towards the gameshow-esque have the worst publicity (unless they're actual TV shows). EDIT/WARNING: I just used "publicity" incorrectly. I meant that people who run gameshow-y tournaments are usually really bad at letti...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 614068

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Stony Brook's plans to host, well, any tournament at all have fallen through, so if there are any new good quiz bowl tournaments on LI this year it most likely won't be through us.
That said, I'll probably be able to moderate for any tournament on the island and maybe some in New Jersey.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

The biggest issue we encountered was a question which decided our semifinal match, which prompted multiple protests from us, which were all turned down, though it was an awful and rather incorrect question it was not thrown out, and this caused us to lose though the game would have otherwise been t...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 27, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

Norman North invited them to our tournament. They also showed some interest in a Oklahoma BHSAT mirror that never came to fruition. Vimal spoke highly of them at the beginning of this season. Wonder why they moved to :chip: when they were fairly good at pyramidal tournaments? They didn't move to :c...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 41925

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Hello, I'm just stopping by to say that mixed impure academic questions should, in fact, be kept at the HSNCT because it is downright hilarious to hear a bonus segue from short story collections to former baseball players without any warning. EDIT: ...when you're not the player. It's like the questi...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 27, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

There is a team called Paschal which is also 4-0 and got the highest one round score of 500 points (Harrison managed 480). They have to face Harrison today. Business as usual. EDIT: Jesuit's JV teams already played all of their matches. Jesuit A went 4-2, Jesuit B went 6-0. Jesuit A had to face Whit...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 27, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 47251

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: May 26-27, Atlanta

Aw, I should've made the joke about High Tech losing their first match out of pure :chip:-fueled irony that I was planning to make last night.
EDIT: No offense meant though.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 20, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51622

Re: 2012 NAC

- Don't know any better (outreach failure) - Misconceptions about Good Questions or Good Nationals (information failure) - Fossilized Admin/Coach (institutional failure) - Trophy Whores Who Know Very Well What They're Doing (morality failure) North Babylon fits the second of those. They went to HSN...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri May 11, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 14122

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

Watching the record-breaking Teen Jeopardy winner today inspired me to look into the quiz bowl scene in Nebraska, and sure enough, there was a 32 team tournament held at Nebraska Wesleyan this year and a 56 team tournament held at the winner's high school (Elkhorn South) last year on what I can only...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri May 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Watch Jeopardy tonight!
Replies: 17
Views: 6624

Re: Watch Jeopardy tonight!

Elyse's school, Elkhorn South, had a JV team that got second seed at :chip: bowl's Chicago site. I can only assume that Elyse was the captain.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue May 08, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 14122

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

Sometimes you don't have to ask. It's probably a good idea to ask if they have a policy about getting contact info off their website, but there are a few areas out there with the information posted on the internet, including this one. The presence of Jesuit on this list tells me that this is :chip:...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue May 08, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 14122

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

Pittsburgh area (what happened to the University of Pittsburgh's team? Are they still hosting tournaments?) Pitt is still hosting SAGACITY and Battle of the Burgh, as evidenced here: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4032 http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tou...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue May 08, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSNCT/HSNCT bonus difficulty discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 7402

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

Also, I'm not a math person, so maybe someone else can explain this to me: what is the difference, with regards to distinguishing-top-teams, between the top two teams having ppb of 26 and 24 and the top two teams having a ppb of 22 and 20? If those are the choices, I'm choosing the former. Here's a...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 06, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results/Stats
Replies: 16
Views: 5359

Re: Final Results/Stats

Sure, here you go. Spacing's really bizarre, but I'm not sure how to deal with that in a quick manner. Note that in the JV stats, the bonus points for getting 8 points in a round are listed separately. Also, the stats might not be entirely accurate- Joe requested that people notify him of any errors...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun May 06, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results/Stats
Replies: 16
Views: 5359

Re: Final Results/Stats

jonpin wrote:If you're in the Facebook "Quiz Bowl" group, you might be able to see Joe Brosch's post of the Varsity Bee prelim results. Nothing for JV Bee though.
JV Bee stats were posted less than an hour ago.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21602

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Horned Screamer wrote:Ave Maria
Can someone post this one? Sounds interesting.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9956

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

Kellenberg is already listed, so the field is still at 23.
Kinda let down by the Smithtown East hit and run. Would love to see them attend tournaments again...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23
Replies: 46
Views: 21712

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23

We only rarely (like maybe 1 or 2 at GINVIT, which is a 20+ team tournament) get teams bringing moderators. For one, I think most coaches would prefer to follow and work with their teams. Secondly, I don't know how skilled/competent/willing some coaches or chaperones are at moderating. I don't know...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 9422

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Some rather brave people from Stony Brook would love to attend, myself included. I'd say about 2 teams' worth at the moment.
EDIT: Actually, it looks like we're not going after all.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th

Irvington defeated Great Neck South A 350-210 to win the Varsity Bowl. Kellenberg A and Hills West A were the other semifinalists. Andy Margulies (Hills West) defeated Alec Vulfson (Irvington) 5-4 on the ninth question to win the Varsity Bee. The playoffs were THE highlight of the tournament, as the...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Field Update for the LI NHBB March 17th

On a side note, rumor has it that some more staffers would be appreciated.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 43475

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

Primarily the latter. As it is, we have yet to receive confirmation that we'd actually have the space to hold a tournament regardless of what set we eventually use.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)
Replies: 36
Views: 17429

Re: BHSAT XXI at Yale University (March 24, 2012)

It looks like Central Catholic is in Norwalk, CT.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 43475

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

Stony Brook could try to provide the NE mirror for this instead of a high school tournament (only because we do not want to butt heads with my old high school's tournament), but we would need quite a bit of help.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th

Is the field on NHBB's site completely up to date? I'm fairly shocked that only 3 schools have registered so far.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 43244

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012

Oh hey, Stony Brook might totally be hosting NAQT States now. We'll be holding it on the same date as Princeton's mirror (April 14th) if it happens.
EDIT: REJECTED
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9956

Re: KPAQT II, Long Island, NY - April 21, 2012

Bump as this tournament is slowly looming nearer.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 43244

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012

Bloomfield didn't post an announcement about their tournament last year either, so it's not entirely unexpected.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11484

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Just wanna point out that Michael and Isaac were on the team that won OSPL 4, assuming I understood the last post in that thread correctly.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT Repeat/feng shui issues here
Replies: 23
Views: 3182

Re: Repeat/feng shui issues here

The same packet as the above bonus featured a tossup with a lead-in sentence with no pronoun. Unfortunately I can't be any more specific about the packet or answer line without having the set in front of me...sorry. Similar to this, the last line in the Panama tossup in DII was notably missing the ...