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by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall, Ithaca (NY) HS, Sat, Nov. 14, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

BrainBusters Fall, Ithaca (NY) HS, Sat, Nov. 14, 2015

I am pleased to announce that the FOURTH ANNUAL BRAINBUSTERS FALL QUIZBOWL TOURNAMENT will take place at ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL in ITHACA, NY on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015. Exact format will be determined by the number of registered teams, but all teams are guaranteed a minimum of 9 matches. Morning ro...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 53883

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

From the completely positive interactions that I have had with Corin in the past, it would be so out of character for him to have made those statements that I am 100% confident that he was not the person who did. Someone must be having an extremely boring summer and/or life.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 44795

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Masterminds is making improvements upstate, though there's still a ways to go in the Hudson Valley with many schools and in getting Masterminds teams to good quizbowl. It's not like they haven't been reached out to, on multiple occasions. A lot of MasterMinds coaches seem to consider Saturday tourn...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31815

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Also, in case of certainly-possible inclement weather, BrainBusters Solo at Geneva has a backup date of April 23, 2016 (the weekend before SSNCT), at the same site.
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31815

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

BrainBusters Fall at Ithaca is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, using a NAQT IS set. The BrainBusters Solo tournament will be at Geneva HS, Geneva, NY, with a tentative date of February 6, 2016. It will mirror the 2015-16 New Trier Scobol Solo set. A tournament is also being scheduled for Cooper...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 20197

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

I don't represent them, but I'm sure that Delaware Valley (Matamoras, PA, right at the point where NJ, NY and PA meet and less than an hour's drive on I-84 from New England) would like me to claim October 17 for their NAQT IS set tournament, which will draw teams from upstate NY, northern PA, metro ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue May 05, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 18553

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

I'd possibly be interested in playing this at HSNCT.
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon May 04, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva HS
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

Re: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva

I would definitely be interested in mirroring Scobol Solo in future years if David Reinstein was interested in an arrangement. I would probably add a few self-written questions to the mix since there is a small trash component to the BrainBusters Solo distribution that doesn't exist in Scobol Solo, ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon May 04, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva HS
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

Re: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva

Anyone who goes to this website by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 13 to pre-register for BrainBusters Solo will receive a $5 discount ($20 instead of $25) on the registration fee when they arrive at Geneva on Saturday. Pre-registrations cannot be transferred to other players if the pre-registrant does n...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva HS
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

Re: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva

Housewritten set, mostly questions that were originally intended to be used for American Academic Challenge and that I'm currently working on editing to fit this format. Matthew Lehmann of Barrington HS is writing most of the literature and mythology, and I have written most of the rest of the set a...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva HS
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

2015 BrainBusters Solo Tournament - May 16, 2015, Geneva HS

The Second Annual BRAINBUSTERS SOLO quizbowl tournament will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 at GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL in GENEVA, NEW YORK, with registration beginning at 8 am and play to start at 9 am. This event is open to all students, grades 7 through 12. The entry fee is $25 per participating ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)
Replies: 9
Views: 9009

Re: American Academic Challenge, May 22-24, 2015, Chattanoog

The AAC has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The few teams that had registered have been notified, and any entry fees submitted have been refunded.
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 38144

Re: NY/NJ/Surrounding Area, 2014-2015

While I agree that Ithaca could make a surprising late-nationals run, I concur with Casey that it is far more likely to happen at PACE NSC, which plays much more to their strengths than HSNCT. Although I'm not certain, I also believe that Bethlehem will have the full A team at HSNCT (they're not att...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 39221

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

EDITED FROM A FEW MINUTES BEFORE: I'll read and offer hotel room space for this at both HSNCT and NSC. After going to back to school next year (where I'm planning to take close to 100% science courses in anticipation of a major career switch), I'd feel more comfortable playing an ACF Regionals-level...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Upstate NY NAQT State Championship @ Cornell 4/11/2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3547

Re: Upstate NY NAQT State Championship @ Cornell 4/11/2015

I can probably read for this, Nathan, and might also be able to supply one buzzer system. I'm also sending out a mass e-mail to my MasterMinds team mailing list, since few if any of those schools have a presence on these boards, to link them to this announcement and let them know it's going on. It p...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results
Replies: 19
Views: 14760

Re: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results

LVA qualifies as a small school for NAQT purposes since their student selection process is open, then by random lottery if the class in question would be full. It won't matter for SSNCT purposes this year, but it might for future years, and it certainly does for poll purposes.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results
Replies: 19
Views: 14760

Re: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results

As a person covering that region, I did not put Lehigh Valley Academy down for the small schools only because I did not realize they qualified. They have not been marked an SSNCT qualifier on the NAQT website. I concur that Alex is excellent and LVA is as high as 4th or 5th best team in the state o...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masterminds NY
Replies: 10
Views: 6350

Re: Masterminds NY

At this very early stage, I think we might be looking at a repeat State Finals of Bethlehem Vs Brighton. I would be shocked if Bethlehem did not destroy every team in Masterminds. Some of the teams in each region are putting up decent numbers, but it should not be enough to defeat one of the top 20...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results
Replies: 19
Views: 14760

Re: January 2015 national poll & small school poll results

I voted for Pikeville, but maybe I shouldn't have since they're pretty darn close to a pretend team. Yeah, I left them off by default since they haven't played this year. I'd be interested to hear the arguments for leaving the defending SSNCT champions out of the top ten small schools, and for rank...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)
Replies: 9
Views: 9009

Re: American Academic Challenge, May 22-24, 2015, Chattanoog

They're a little later than I wanted them to be (since I'm currently right in the middle of AAC question-writing crunch), but at the bottom of this post, please find sample AAC tossups and an Answer Auction round (they will also be posted on the AAC website at americanacademicchallenge.com in the ne...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Special congratulations go out to the 2014 BrainBusters Fall Champions, Lisgar Collegiate Institute of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (11-0) who defeated Delaware Valley A of Milford, PA (10-1) by a score of 280-205 in the championship game. Bethlehem A of Delmar, NY (10-1) defeated host school and two-tim...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

When discussing the tournament, please remember that this set will remain live until the end of the competition year, so please do not discuss, or even make strong allusions to, the content of the questions in the set. Thanks.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Stats are forthcoming as soon as I get near an actual computer. Lisgar defeated Delaware Valley A 280-205 in a battle of 10-0 teams in the final to win the championship. More in a couple of hours.
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewrite]
Replies: 20
Views: 10128

Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

Especially for a maiden effort, this was an excellently-run tournament (despite the statistics hiccup or two that Adithya mentioned, they were nothing that interfered with the flow of the tournament in any way), and my compliments go out to the entire High Tech crew, as well as Jon and Ben, for thei...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

This is the current field for BrainBusters Fall 2014, with one week exactly to go to register. The registration form linked to at the bottom of this message MUST be filled out by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 29, in order for your team to compete. A (*) next to a name in the following field update in...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Current field (as of 10/15/2014) (*) next to name indicates Small School Division: BERWICK AREA, Berwick, PA (1 / 1 / 0) BETHLEHEM, Delmar, NY (2 / 1 / 2) (*) CATO-MERIDIAN, Cato, NY (1 / 1 / 0) (*) COOPERSTOWN, Cooperstown, NY (3 / 1 / 2) DELAWARE VALLEY, Milford, PA (2 / 1 / 2) (*) FILLMORE, Fillm...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)
Replies: 9
Views: 9009

Re: American Academic Challenge, May 22-24, 2015, Chattanoog

Charlie: There will be a sample packet posted, mostly likely in mid-November when I'm the middle of the process of writing the questions. The link to that packet will be posted in this thread when it becomes available. It wouldn't do too much good to post packets that were used in the old version of...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)
Replies: 9
Views: 9009

American Academic Challenge (CANCELLED)

Edit, 4/29/15 - This tournament has been cancelled. - mod JP Since this tournament is catering to a national field, but (at least in the first year) is not being considered a "national championship", in the true sense of the phrase, I decided to post it both to here and to "regular season tournamen...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 32229

Re: New England 2014-2015

Bethlehem, from the Albany area, made a slightly positive impression at the Princeton tournament on Saturday. Although located in New York, they are close enough to New England to be considered an "unofficial" New England team, and from what I hear from Eric and Ben are certainly willing to come to ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT @ Kellenberg (Uniondale, NY) 11/22/14
Replies: 31
Views: 15525

Re: LIFT @ Kellenberg (Uniondale, NY) 11/22/14

Teams that were planning to play LIFT but are unable to get in, or find themselves deep on a waitlist, due to field size, are welcome to join us at Ithaca High School for the Third Annual BrainBusters Fall tournament on November 1, 2014, three weeks prior to LiFT. BB Fall will be using the same IS-1...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14749

Re: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)

This just in.....Bethlehem ain't no joke.
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Current field (as of 9/12/2014) (*) next to name indicates Small School Division Cato-Meridian (*): 1/0/0 Elmira Notre Dame: 1/ ? / ? Geneva (*): 2/2/1 Ithaca: 2/3+/1 Milford (*): 1/1/0 Montrose Area (*): 2/0/0 Mountain View (*): 2/1/0 Niagara Catholic: 1/2/1 Owego Free Academy (*): 2/?/? Pioneer: 1...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American Academic Challenge - Chattanooga, TN (5/22-5/24)
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

American Academic Challenge - Chattanooga, TN (5/22-5/24)

To the board moderators: since this tournament is catering to a national field, but (at least in the first year) is not being considered a "national championship", in the true sense of the phrase, I posted it to "regular season tournament announcements". If you think that It fits better in the "nati...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewrite]
Replies: 20
Views: 10128

Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

I am probably available to attend this tournament as a moderator for Ithaca, so please provisionally credit them with providing a moderator for this tournament.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Current field (as of 8/28/2014):

Elmira Notre Dame: 1 team / ? staffers / ? buzzers
Geneva: 2/2/1
Ithaca: 2/?/1
Montrose (PA): 2/0/0
Mountain View (PA): 2/1/0
Niagara Catholic: 1/2/1
Owego Free Academy: 2/?/?
Pittsford Mendon: 1/0/0
St. Catherine of Siena Middle: 1/0/0
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

We are pleased to announce that the Third Annual BrainBusters Fall Quizbowl Tournament will take place at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, New York, on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Final tournament registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 am on the day of the tournament, with simultaneous staff ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

Brief addendum to the above announcement: BrainBusters Fall 2014 will also serve as a qualifier for the revived American Academic Challenge, an invitational quizbowl tournament with a national field, directed and organized by Brooks Sanders and myself, to be held on one of the off-weeks between the ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8968

BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014

Hi everyone: More detailed information will be forthcoming as it becomes available, but the 2014 BrainBusters Fall quizbowl tournament is being planned for Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, NY. We will once again be running the tournament on a NAQT IS set, and it will serv...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 6337

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Another idea that would be problematic at best to implement, but is worth throwing out there anyway for brainstorming purposes, is to go to the model that the World Series of Poker Main Event did when their field size started getting too large to manage: split the preliminary rounds and lengthen the...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue May 27, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22851

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Although this isn't a New England tournament, you should probably put BrainBusters Fall at Ithaca HS (NY) on this list for Nov 1 (tentative), as we're recruiting a regional field this year and some New England teams may attend.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu May 22, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 39106

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

Hopefully Ithaca will be able to head down and compete in a couple of tournaments in NJ/NYC next year. We're taking hard hits with our other three A team players (excluding myself) graduating, and I don't know how much of contenders we will be. We bring up two other motivated freshmen, and we'll be...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sat May 17, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Solo Tournament - Victor, NY (5/17/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

Re: BrainBusters Solo Tournament - Victor, NY (5/17/2014)

This tournament happened today at Victor HS, with the following results: OVERALL CHAMPION - Jensen Lo, Ithaca (sr.) RUNNER UP - Ari Zax, Ithaca (sr.) 3rd PLACE - Eric Wolfsberg, Bethlehem (soph.) 4th PLACE - Daniel Xu, Ithaca (fr.) 5th PLACE - Casey Wetherbee, Ithaca (fr.) 6th PLACE - Andrey Shakhzd...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Sun May 11, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 36864

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

I was there and saw it happen, and read most of the question sets. I'll go into more detail when I actually get off the plane and home, but if the questions were all over the place in difficulty, I certainly didn't see it. I think that people who say that are overthinking this, and JEff's suppositio...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon May 05, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?
Replies: 15
Views: 6528

Re: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?

Oh yeah, another "trick" to learn literature quickly that I forgot...again, you won't first-line much by using this method, but you'll second-line most things. If you're -really- lazy but just motivated enough to put -some- effort in, watch the movie based on the book (if it exists) to get a decent ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon May 05, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?
Replies: 15
Views: 6528

Re: Good ways to improve literature knowledge?

Expanding on what Casey said, I've found that there's a straightforward three-pronged method for becoming a great literature player: 1. If it's a short story or a non-epic poem, just read it. (Short novels such as "Candide" also qualify here.) The time investment isn't much, and the payoff as far as...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu May 01, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: Congratulations Hallsville!
Replies: 46
Views: 17055

Re: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: May 3-4, Minneapolis

I would also most likely play in any available open side tournament.

--Scott
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu May 01, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

Just wanted to point out again that Bethlehem HS and Bethlehem History Bowl Club are two separate entities. This, indeed, is the reason why Bethlehem did not play at BrainBusters Fall this year...because I had no idea of the situation that existed at Bethlehem HS until I started corresponding with ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 6635

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

You can pretty much add Upstate NY ( at least Eastern/ Central ) to your list. Ithaca runs a tournament that apparently was poorly attended by top notch programs In fact, it was attended by only one top-notch program - Ithaca, the hosts. (Actually, Delaware Valley A at full strength is a go-to-nati...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masterminds NY
Replies: 10
Views: 6350

Re: Masterminds NY

Bethlehem A and Ithaca A are the class of upstate New York this year - both teams have attended, and made championship brackets in, metro-NYC area tournaments. They're #1 and #1a, and #3 is a LONG way below. Unfortunately, they probably won't get to play each other this year (although Bethlehem did ...
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 9239

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

relaxationutopia wrote:Fake knowledge triumphs in pyramidal way to often.
Knowledge, however it is acquired, is still knowledge. There's no such animal as "fake knowledge".

--Scott