Ben is joined by Nick Luca (ex-Henderson HS, Virginia Tech) to break down the last poll of the 2018 season, and the extraordinary sucess that was pyramidal quizbowl for Pennsylvania this year. Why was Downingtown STEM state champs? Who just missed out?
In case you missed it, here is our 2018 HSNCT preview. Ben and Chris breifly discuss some of the format changes, and then discuss the Pennsylvania teams who are going to this year’s nationals.
In this episode, Ryan and Ben talk the stretch run of the season and how teams have progressed. Click here to listen!
In this podcast, Chris and Ben discuss dynastic quiz bowl high schools, how they form, and how they affect the circuit. Particular focus is given to the Manheim Township dynasty and the benefits its large community has brought to PA.
In this podcast, Ben is joined by Colton Sanden (formerly of Camp Hill HS, now of Penn State) to discuss the mid-season rankings. Who has impressed? Which teams are a couple improvements away from a major breakthrough? We discuss some of the headlines from the first half and look to the spring.
In this podcast, Ben and Ryan do an informal check in about how the quizbowl season is developing in PA, and how the teams at the top look going forward.
Ben and Chris discuss moderating quizbowl matches and some of the tricks of becoming a good moderator. How do you deal with tough to pronounce words? What do you do in case of protests or if you misread something? How much commentary or sociability with players is acceptable? This and more!
In the triumphant return of the GPQB podcast, Ben is joined by Steven Silverman, formerly of CMU, to break down the preseason rankings for quizbowl in PA to start a new season. Who is looking strong? What are some of the trends and narratives to watch for? Apologizes for the cut off audio right at the beginning.
Ben is joined by Alex Sankaran (ex-Henderson, future West Chester U) to break down the end of season poll, and the performances of the state’s best team’s this year.
In this mammoth sized preview for NAQT’s HSNCT, Ben and Chris discuss where the 18 PA teams competing stand going into nationals week, predictions for how each might do, and make our calls for where we expect each to finish (no doubt embarrassing ourselves for posterity). We also discuss how the tournament works a bit. This description runs until about 8:30, at which point we begin the team-by team breakdown.