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by High Dependency Unit
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

With a few drops and the addition of a house team, we have closed the field.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

deviziak wrote:Just confirming… we had DV bringing two moderators and three buzzers to go with our one team in the National Division and two teams in the Regular Division.
That's been corrected. Thanks!
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

We have expanded the field to 28 teams, encompassing all teams currently on the waitlist. Additionally, we have added a mileage discount in line with ACF's ($10 for every 200 miles traveled one way). Finally, teams in the nationals division need to register with ACF: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

We are very happy to say that the Nationals division will be serving as a mirror of ACF Regionals! High school teams will not be required to submit packets, and the registration fee will continue to be $100. And with the addition of two teams from Suffield, the field is now full! Our waitlist policy...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

deviziak wrote:I had sent this by email before, but posting here too. Delaware Valley HS will bring one team for each division plus one moderator.
My apologies - thanks for catching that.

On another note, we are 5 teams away from the current field cap!
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

Mike: It is possible that I might be able to staff this if I'm not out of the country that week. It is even more possible if Ithaca plays this, which I don't know if they're planning to do or not. Get in touch with me on Facebook or by e-mail in a month or so, and I'll have a more solid answer for ...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5993

Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the 1st annual Darien Invitational to be held at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut on January 30, 2016. Location: 80 High School Lane, Darien, CT, 06820. Teams should take either I-95 (exits 10, 11) or the Merritt Parkway (exits 36...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30972

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

The Darien Invitational will be held on IS-152 on January 30. We are also bidding for mirroring ACF regionals for high schools on that same date.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19751

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

The Darien Invitational will be held on IS-152 on January 30. We are also bidding for mirroring ACF regionals for high schools on that same date.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19751

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

I don't think Darien would be able to make it on any other date, so that would be our first choice.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 19751

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

Darien would like to tentatively claim April 16 for its yet to be named tournament. We plan on including a "nationals" division using a collegiate set. More info to come later.

Edit: Our advisor cannot do the 16th. We are exploring a January 30 date.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 30972

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Darien (CT) would like to tentatively claim April 16 for a yet-unnamed tournament. It should feature a "Nationals" division on a collegiate set in addition to the standard fare (likely an IS set). More info to come later.

Edit: Our advisor can no longer do April 16 - we are looking at January 30.
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 52223

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Kellenberg A should be graduating Joe Levano, and that's really all that matters for them.
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 19354

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

What was the conversion for the "Cliff Paul" tossup?
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6966

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

What grade is Tim Morrison in? Julia and Molly are both solid players, though Molly and I have a large overlap in being generalists who are strongest in history and geography. Our goal as a team is to specialize more, something we really have the freedom to do, with Julia taking lit, me taking geogr...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6966

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

Colin, I dont think this thread is necessary because there arent enough teams worth discussing in New England. We can just discuss New England teams in the thread Zack started. Well, 11 teams from New England (including 3 from VT) attended HSNCT, and 6 of them made playoffs. Andover also attended P...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Book
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: Quizbowl Book

I'm sure you've thought of this already, but you should definitely ask to interview people like Robert Hentzel and David Madden for this. It may also be a good idea to include some of Chip Beall's perspective and thus interview him as well, as despite NAC's flaws, it must be mentioned, especially if...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 28, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 11221

Re: 2015 nAC

You're from Bayside Academy, correct? I believe you said so in a different subforum. You can see here that you guys actually qualified for HSNCT: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5816 Additionally, since your league uses NAQT questions, the top teams qualify for HSNCT. NA...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri May 22, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team in Connecticut looking for tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 4468

Re: New Team in Connecticut looking for tournaments

Hi Tiger, I'm the captain of the team at Darien High School. We are certainly hosting at least one event next year, and will try to host two. We would love to see your team there! Darien is about an hour and a quarter from Kent. Let me know if you ever want to get on our email list for tournaments (...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 16, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 4426

Re: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?

So I was at NAC as recently as two years ago. While it was a bad tournament, some of the questions were god-awful, and there were multiple issues with answerlines leading to protests, we managed to have fun. You need to know what you're getting into, and if you're having any issues you've got to pus...
by High Dependency Unit
Thu May 14, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 106527

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

When will the next set of rankings be released?
by High Dependency Unit
Sat May 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24615

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Will stats be updated (relatively) live?
by High Dependency Unit
Mon May 04, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50406

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

I actually ended up in a room of 5 people during the bee, although it could've been 6. At the very least, a couple people who were supposed to play me at some point never showed up, and another was double-registered and played under the other name. At the very least, the latter situation was very av...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 03, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50406

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

I must say I'm baffled as to how a hotel can run out of blankets especially when a number of rooms are being converted out of use for guests into use for game rooms. Admittedly, this was "extra" blankets (we asked for one for the rollaway because that only came with a sheet), but we've never encoun...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun May 03, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50406

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Alternatively, one could also advantage the best players (giving them an actual incentive to excel during the prelim rounds), such as either giving the very best players a bye right to the semifinals or a (small) head-start in the quarterfinals. The only other large individual competition I know of...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50406

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Something that may actually be very helpful in the bee playoffs would simply be slightly reducing the number of people in each room. This lowers the incentive to guess (you are more likely to be the first to truly know any answer), and should allow for more separation between players (in my quarterf...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 50406

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

This year the second place JV team was unranked coming into Nationals I believe. Just want to mention that Saratoga definitely flipped their JV A and JV B teams (I believe Saratoga JV A went 1-4 in the morning or something ridiculous like that). Saratoga JV A had a Madden Rank of 9-I remember this ...
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 18245

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

I would also play this at HSNCT, particularly if it is Saturday evening.
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3092

Re: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

Darien A defeated E.O. Smith in a single-game final after both teams finished 4-1 in the playoffs. Greens Farms A finished 3rd. All three teams should qualify for both the NAQT HSNCT and PACE NSC. Stats will be up shortly.
by High Dependency Unit
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11214

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

I'd like to at least say that although, yes, there were some issues with the set, I liked alot of the history questions (I don't remember them all, but I really like alot of the ones I do remember). I feel like there was a good amount of "fresh" stuff that is good to ask about but typically isn't to...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3092

Re: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

This tournament is now a gold qualifier for the PACE NSC, meaning the top 20% of the field (3-4 teams right now) will qualify for the PACE NSC! We will be taking registrations for another week, so please get those in if you have not done so already! A logistics email will be going out this coming we...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11214

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

Right from the start, there were errors with repeats. Round 2 had three exact repeat bonuses from Round 1. Besides those copy-and-paste repeats were a number of factual repeats, like a tossup and bonus on the same person with significant overlap of clues. There were also some really blatant factual...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28/15)
Replies: 18
Views: 11214

Re: Prison Bowl VIII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/28

I’m rather reluctant to post this, but my team had a disappointing experience at this tournament, and it was certainly the worst-run tournament we’ve been to. The tournament was understaffed, poorly run in general, and there were several issues with the question set. Despite the fact that Hunter fou...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31456

Re: New England 2014-2015

So with the rankings I'll include some way too early nationals predictions for the teams attending HSNCT (nobody is signed up for PACE or SSNCT right now), and a teams best # powers per game on an IS set, plus their Morlan Ranking from February and best aPPB. 1. Lexington A (31*, 8.3 powers/game, 2...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9321

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

I don't get why everyone adores free admission at regionals for a prize, particularly if it's solely for the bee. Regionals is a fraction of the cost of nationals. I'm glad that NHBB is committed to trying to offer cash prizes in 2016 and beyond, and I appreciate the explanation.
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England 2014-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 31456

Re: New England 2014-2015

So with the rankings I'll include some way too early nationals predictions for the teams attending HSNCT (nobody is signed up for PACE or SSNCT right now), and a teams best # powers per game on an IS set, plus their Morlan Ranking from February and best aPPB. 1. Lexington A (31*, 8.3 powers/game, 25...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9321

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

Now while I don't compete to win the prize money, it does help in offsetting some of that cost for me--and many others, I'm sure. Yes - although prize money is great in offsetting some costs, people attend nationals because they really want to attend nationals (and can afford to), and the same appl...
by High Dependency Unit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9321

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

I love that you're trying to encourage more students to attend the Olympiad (which I do believe would be an amazing experience), but I really don't think this system is fair for the prize winners, nor do I believe that, for the most part, these prizes really make a difference. In previous years, win...
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Jersey NAQT states date discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3546

Re: 2015 NAQT New Jersey State Championships

From what I know, Bergen County Academies has been planning on hosting a tournament that day: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=16868
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13582

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

Will A-set also be used in PA on Sunday?
by High Dependency Unit
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes
Replies: 25
Views: 9321

Re: NHBB/USGO 2015 High School Nationals Prizes

Students are entitled to a discount corresponding to the highest amount obtained in any one competition at Nationals. Does this mean that if a student placed in both the bowl and the bee, they would only receive one discount - discounts would not be cumulative through different competitions? For ex...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24615

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Just some brief stats I came up with, current as of February 25th, 2015: Middlesex: A set ppb: 20.56 MS (11,12,13): 26.1 Total(A set and MS sets): 23.3 Harmony (stats only include tournaments with William Golden in attendance) A set ppb 19.98 MS (11,12,13):23.95 Total (A sets and MS sets):21.97 Mak...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15
Replies: 21
Views: 8229

Re: Connecticut Invitational VI 2/21/15

rpirrie wrote:Hello--I will be sending out tournament details (as well as posting them here) tomorrow (2/16).
Will we be receiving these soon?
by High Dependency Unit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 3092

NAQT Connecticut State Championship @ Darien (4/11)

The Darien High School Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual NAQT Connecticut State Quiz Bowl Championship on April 11, 2015. Location : This tournament will take place at Darien High School, 80 High School Ln, Darien, CT 06820 Time : Registration will run from...
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22391

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

Darien will indeed be hosting the NAQT Connecticut State Championship on April 11. A full announcement will be up in a couple days, followed by an email and a physical mailing.
by High Dependency Unit
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 6937

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

I don't know if I'm really qualified to say something, but what I have seen many great players do, like Phipps, is take notes on missed tossups/bonuses, to review after tournament. Obviously, this requires actually attending tournaments, which I believe is the greatest way to "study." You can also ...
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22391

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

Darien is interested in hosting the Connecticut State Championship and is hoping to do it on April 11. We have asked NAQT, but have not yet heard back from them. I have no idea if any other school is interested in hosting the tournament-are there any?
by High Dependency Unit
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 6937

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

If you have a Windows computer or iPhone/iPad, use the Fact Mountain apps for US Presidents, 19th-century American literature and Great Paintings. http://www.factmountain.net The US Presidents app got my younger kids enough history points to make the National History Bee finals last year. Do not do...
by High Dependency Unit
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24615

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

The fact is that Harmony averaged 22.5 ppb on an A-set. I think Middlesex averages about 20. Additionally, although he is basically a one-man team, William Golden is insanely good.