NYC Area Summer Practices

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NYC Area Summer Practices

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Does anybody want to actually get this off the ground this year? I know Doug tried last year but as far as I know it didn't work out. All we basically need is a location and dates/days to use. Any ideas?

(Pitching this now rather than later to get this hammered out).
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If we can find some public location that we could all meet at (Starbucks? library? just throwing out some ideas) this could definitely work
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I would definitely be in favor of this. As long as it's somewhere accessible by subway and/or NJ Transit bus.
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My two cents are that it would have to be someplace fairly quiet, which rules out starbucks. I suppose the NYPL would be a good candidate if you are willing to play slapbowl.
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Anti-Climacus wrote:My two cents are that it would have to be someplace fairly quiet, which rules out starbucks. I suppose the NYPL would be a good candidate if you are willing to play slapbowl.
If the Mid-Atlantic T-Party "mirror" taught me anything, public library meeting rooms can be conducive to buzzer-equipped quizbowl.
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But will a public library (QUIET!!!! THIS IS A LIBRARY!!!!) really want to have quizbowl practices, which can get quite loud at times
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aarcoh wrote:But will a public library (QUIET!!!! THIS IS A LIBRARY!!!!) really want to have quizbowl practices, which can get quite loud at times
"All That" reference FTW.

Hope these pan out. It'll be good for HS and first/second-year college kids.
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A lot of libraries have meeting rooms that you can reserve for a while. I used to do that in middle school a lot (not for quizbowl, but still.) They don't expect you to be quiet in there.

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As a librarian, I can tell you most public libraries have rooms for this and other purposes and don't expect you to be quiet. Most do expect an adult sponsor, however.
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If need be, I'll come as the "adult sponsor". I'll grow out my beard, put on a suit, and there ya go.
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Keep me posted. A few of my players are interested in doing this and I would certainly be happy to serve as "adult chaperone"/moderator.

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I like this plan.
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