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by Northern Central Railway
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

The field for the Mountain Lakes Invitational is now full, including teams from 8 different NJ counties (which might be a record?) as well as 9 teams from PA and NY. If the field stands, nobody will be able to leave this tournament saying they didn't play anyone they haven't played before. I will ce...
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

With the field currently at 41, the absolutely final field cap for this tournament is 48 teams. I do not have the staff available to comfortably go beyond this number (and 48 is a nice, round number for a field size anyway), so if you want in the tournament but have not yet registered, there are lim...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

The field for this tournament has been expanded to 42 teams, but with 5 teams having registered in just the last three days, it's hard to say how long spots will be available.
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

There are currently 30 teams registered for this tournament - if you are one of the teams who has indicated interest to me or otherwise plans on attending this tournament, I would suggest registering sooner rather than later.

Although field expansion is a possibility, it is by no means definite.
by Northern Central Railway
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

Registration has been open for less than 48 hours and the field is more than half full with multiple other teams indicating their interest to me, so please do not delay registering. It also appears that the snail mail invitations have started arriving to their destinations, so I cannot guarantee tha...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/1

Field update (teams / buzzers / mods): Seton Hall Prep (2/5/3) MAST (1/0/1) Livingston (4/2/0) Ridgewood (1/2/1) Bergen Academies (2/1/1) Hopatcong (1/0/0) Scarsdale (1/0/0) "Gotham" (1/1/0) Millburn (2/2/0) Middlesex County Academy (2/0/0) Horace Greeley (1/1/1) High Point Regional (3/1/1) Doane Ac...
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Re: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

Hello everyone,

Registration is now open at the form linked to in the initial post.
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14
Replies: 24
Views: 11153

Mountain Lakes Invitational - Mountain Lakes, NJ - 1/4/14

Mountain Lakes High School will be hosting the first annual Mountain Lakes Invitational on January 4, 2014. This tournament will use NAQT set 131A. Each round will be 20 tossups and bonuses, untimed. We will not be using math computation tossups or bonuses. This question set was used at Yale’s high ...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 12044

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Mountain Lakes would like to bring 3-4 teams, 3 buzzers, 1 moderator.
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35354

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

So, I just woke up this morning with a desperate plea from one of my players to sign up for the Scarsdale tournament because it's almost filled up (mostly because there are only 24 teams permitted, I imagine). This is the second time that I had to race to register for a tournament literally right a...
by Northern Central Railway
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament- 1/11/14
Replies: 29
Views: 9178

Re: Scarsdale Tournament- 1/11/14

Mountain Lakes would like to bring 4 teams, 3 buzzers, 1 moderator. Thanks.
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130
Replies: 45
Views: 19547

Re: CSWIFT - November 2, 2013 - IS-130

How many of the teams currently registered are JV? I'm thinking of possibly bringing some of my freshmen and sophomore players, but not if the field for them is so small that they'll just be playing each other multiple times.
by Northern Central Railway
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35354

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

Out of curiosity, has anyone in NJ made plans to submit a bid to hold NAQT states? It's probably a bit hasty to ask on my part, but given the congested nature of the circuit and the fast approaching deadline, I thought it might be worthwhile to consider. (Please excuse me if I committed some gross ...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 46568

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Did Ridgewood A actually have 12 negs (11 of which by the same person) against Charter B in the playoffs but go a perfect 24 for 24 on bonuses in the same game?
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
Replies: 46
Views: 11944

Re: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI, December 14, 2013

Mountain Lakes would like to register 4 teams and bring 3 buzzers and 1 moderator to this.
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 46568

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Many things have already been covered by other coaches/players. I had five teams there yesterday so I saw/heard about quite a few things. First, some general comments: -It is not a good idea to have a tournament take place in five different buildings. NSC 2013 had a much larger field and still didn'...
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 39108

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

Also, stats have not or may not ever be posted so it's tough to compare ppb or any other meaningful stats. This may also be compounded by whether or not the stats (if they get posted) are accurate or not. In terms of the discussion as a whole, while I did read in one of the playoff brackets yesterd...
by Northern Central Railway
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35354

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

Mountain Lakes will be using NAQT'S 131A, so if you are one of the 10 schools currently on the waitlist for FAcT, you'll have another (possibly closer!) chance to play this set this season. For those that have no idea where Mountain Lakes is in NJ (I was asked this by multiple local teams last seaso...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35354

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

Mountain Lakes will be hosting the inaugural Mountain Lakes Invitational on January 4. We do not have which set we will use set in stone yet, full announcement to come in the coming months.
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 61620

Re: TDB help thread

Hi TDB help thread, I cannot successfully upload the stat report from the middle school tournament Mountain Lakes hosted in May. I know that the file contains actual stats/information, but every time I try to view it after uploading it says "Error getting report. It may not be uploaded." . Would th...
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 61620

Re: TDB help thread

Hi TDB help thread, I cannot successfully upload the stat report from the middle school tournament Mountain Lakes hosted in May. I know that the file contains actual stats/information, but every time I try to view it after uploading it says "Error getting report. It may not be uploaded." . Would thi...
by Northern Central Railway
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 39108

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

This is interesting to hear; we'll certainly try and get our tournament off the ground at Ithaca this year. On the other hand, Bethlehem is very committed, looking to play more, and as a team of 2, made the JV national semifinals at NHBB Nationals this year. Ithaca / Bethlehem could turn into a gre...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 39108

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

Mountain Lakes: tied for 50th place at HSNCT and were consistently strong throughout the year. However, both PJ and Hamza are graduating and I am unaware of who they have waiting to fill their spots. Does anyone have any more information? Mark (a sophomore) and Michael (a junior) will return from t...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 35354

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

SAT/ACT dates are as follows:

SAT
October 5
November 2
December 7
March 8
May 3
June 7

ACT
September 21
October 26
December 14
February 8
April 12
June 14
by Northern Central Railway
Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)
Replies: 15
Views: 7196

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

A small thing called HSNCT got in the way of finishing up stats, but they will be posted tomorrow.
by Northern Central Railway
Tue May 28, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 39742

Re: 2013 NAC

Many of these teams DO know about good quizbowl now and do attend pyramidal tournaments during the year; in fact, I'm increasing convinced most of them know exactly what they're doing. As Pingry showed this year, you can be a team that can't go better than .500 at a regular NAQT tournament and yet ...
by Northern Central Railway
Tue May 28, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 70542

Re: Illinois '12-'13

HSNCT went pretty well. For a basic look: Worst finish for an IL A team: Fenton, 4-6, 169th Unless I missed something, they were also the only Illinois A team not to make the playoffs, as well as the only one to finish under .500. Belvidere North finished the prelims at 9-1, and Loyola of course fi...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon May 27, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 56136

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

In general, for all 6-4 and 7-3 playoff teams, what is the minimum and maximum number of other playoff teams a team could play over the course of their 10 rounds on Saturday at the HSNCT? My follow-up question would be specific to this year's HSNCT: which of those 6-4 and 7-3 teams played the "easi...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu May 23, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 39742

Re: 2013 NAC

From the looks of the schedule they posted, Millburn, Ardsley, Altamont, Hawken, and Copley [EDIT: apparently not Manheim Township; sorry!] are also going, of teams that have some presence or mention on these boards. From looking at the QU site, Milburn (with one 'l') is in the middle school field....
by Northern Central Railway
Sat May 18, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)
Replies: 15
Views: 7196

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Congratulations to the Middlesex 6th and 7th graders for getting us our first tournament championship this year. Also, will stats be posted? Stats will be posted in the next few days. As alluded to in the above post, Middlesex A (consisting of no 8th graders) won the tournament beating Briarcliff O...
by Northern Central Railway
Wed May 08, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)
Replies: 15
Views: 7196

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

We will be using powers and negs.

Field as of 5/13:

Total (16):
Briarcliff Middle (8)
Valleyview Middle (2)
John Hill Middle (2)
Warren Middle (1)
Middlesex Middle (2)
Mendham St. Joseph (1)


Interested:

Black River Middle
by Northern Central Railway
Tue May 07, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34834

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Fred Morlan, you are the best. Signed, Everyone (Well, really just me, because I didn't actually talk to anyone else before posting, but I think most people would agree). I appreciate your saying that. I'm on a short trip out of town right now, so expect me to be a bit delayed in responding to emai...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 19471

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Ahh, okay. I was just surprised how quickly the stats from my group were verified, so I assumed you were just going off the online stats. I am glad to know the system worked well and the mistake you referred to did not affect the tournament. Site captains such as yourself who wrote legibly and ente...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 19471

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

EDIT: Also, I didn't understand the system for "verification" of scores on the poster. The stats people were seemingly just comparing the scores reported on-line and on the poster, something I had already done before bringing the posters and scoresheets down, before writing 'verified' on the poster...
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13
Replies: 28
Views: 7701

Re: New Jersey Discussion 2012-13

For whatever reason, Mountain Lakes just seems to do better on NAQT than housewrites. I don't know why considering that current and events and geography are not strengths of ours, but it is what it is. We got destroyed by Ridgewood at UPenn, but are 3-0 against them on NAQT which each win being by a...
by Northern Central Railway
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT New Jersey State Championship at Princeton 4/20/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6250

Re: 2013 NAQT New Jersey State Championship at Princeton 4/20/13

High Tech A beat Mountain Lakes A (which had its whole A team together for an IS set for the first time all year) in the championship. High Tech B played Ridgewood A for 3rd, don't know who won. Jack Mehr of St. Joseph's won player of the year, rest of first team was Roey from Ranney, JP from Seton ...
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)
Replies: 15
Views: 7196

Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen: Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, NJ is pleased to announce that we will host the first annual Laker Challenge on Saturday, May 18 2013. This is an open junior high (grades 5-8) quiz bowl tournament to played on the Common Middle School Tournament (CMST) set....
by Northern Central Railway
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 17776

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

What's the subject distribution for NASAT?
by Northern Central Railway
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 48404

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I also checked out this podcast...does the state of Minnesota have some sort of apologetic complex about vacated sports victories, or is it just this guy? He seems so awed that this time Minnesota wasn't the one giving up victories. I've personally never even heard of the opposite case. I was also ...
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School

I forgot to include the e-mail sent to coaches today: Again, sorry for some of the start up glitches with the room assignments and working buzzers. All in all, I think the tournament, once in movement, ran well. [/u] We are changing up a few things for next year, so that it does run smoother, but we...
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School

The problems encountered at this tournament, in order: - The tournament started over half an hour late. I'm used to tournaments starting late, but not this late. - In the coaches meeting, it is discovered that there are some repeat matchups, for example my B team was scheduled to play the same teams...
by Northern Central Railway
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School

Speaking as someone who survived NHBB 2012, this is the most poorly ran tournament I have ever been to. More details to come after I've had time to cool off.
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School

Field has been updated per e-mail received today, tournament needs 1 more team to get to an even 32.

Edit: As of 8 pm on 2/28, the field is at 30.

Edit again: Final field has been updated above.
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: BATE Tournament-March 2, 2013 at Bloomfield High School

Teams currently signed up, per an email that went out to coaches this morning: Millburn (2) Leonia (2) Pingry (4) Mountain Lakes (3) Northern Highlands Regional (2) Phillipsburg (2) East Brunswick (2) Colonia (1) Glen Rock (2) Livingston (3) MAST (2) Seton Hall Prep (1) High Tech (1) - I hope/assume...
by Northern Central Railway
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 17006

Re: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)

Mountain Lakes is interested and will almost certainly be there; I'll register formally closer to the date when I have a better idea how many players can make it.
by Northern Central Railway
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)
Replies: 22
Views: 7110

Re: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)

Will this tournament have PACE certification of any kind?
by Northern Central Railway
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/9/13)
Replies: 19
Views: 8652

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/9/13)

Is there a cap on the number of teams in the field?
by Northern Central Railway
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 13050

Re: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012

Of course, as soon as schools who have not yet given me a precise number of teams do in fact give me exact numbers, I can then know if other teams on the waiting list can be moved into the field. So, please remit exact team numbers as soon as possible. Thanks. Mountain Lakes will definitely have 3 ...
by Northern Central Railway
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY
Replies: 55
Views: 14827

Re: Scarsdale Tournament -1/5/13- in Scarsdale, NY

Mountain Lakes is expressing interest for 2-3 teams, 1 buzzer, and possibly 1 moderator.
by Northern Central Railway
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 13050

Re: The SJHS Mirror of GSAC XX, December 15, 2012

Mountain Lakes will have 2-3 teams, 0 buzzers, 1 moderator.