A Great Start to a New Season!

A beautiful day to get our season underway, and a wonderful tournament hosted by John Stark. Thanks to Jill and all of her folks for giving us a great tournament!

This is the first year for our new Division format, so here in Division II, we had three teams competing for the Division title: John Stark, Stevens and Fall Mountain. This year, we are also tracking J/V wins, for the purposes of crowing a “best J/V team” at the end of the season. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll chart the best J/V record per school if there is more than one J/V team for a school at any given tournament.

I’ve also created a new “Results” page as part of our top menu, with an embedded Google Sheet to track all this information. Check it out!

Here’s how things broke down for today!



And here are the current overall standings!


Let Murph know if you’re going to GHOST on the 28th. Otherwise, hope to see you all at Super Sunday on November 19ths!


Rookie Jamboree at Plymouth!

A small group gathered at Plymouth Regional on Saturday for a Rookie Jamboree. BG had one team that went undefeated, congratulations! A good time was had by all! Thanks for introducing quiz bowl to the future varsity players, and thanks to Plymouth for hosting! Look forward to seeing you all next Saturday at John Stark!

Final Schedule Change (We Hope!)

The Division IV tournament at PCA has been moved to February 10th. This may create a conflict for some with the Solo and Ensemble Festival, but you can request an early registration for that festival. Hopefully that’s the last change we’ll need this year. And we’ll try and do better next year!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! School is starting, and we’re going to be getting started soon! The first event of the year is the Rookie Jamboree at Plymouth on October 7th. The following week, October 14th will be our Division II tournament at John Stark. Make sure to let Jay at Plymouth know if you’re coming as soon as possible!
Take a moment to review the changes we made last spring, which you can find an overview of here.

Let us know if you have any questions!

2017-2018 Schedule

Here is the finalized Varsity-J/V schedule for next year. We may be looking for a spring host for a Rookie Jamboree, and a date, but here is the final schedule for the regular season. Thanks to all the hosts, and look forward to seeing you next year!

October 7th: Rookie tournament (host: Plymouth)
October 14th: Division II tournament (host: John Stark)
October 28th: GHOST @ Hanover
November 12th: Super Sunday GSC
November 18th: Division I tournament (host: Lisbon)
December 9th: Division III tournament (host: Merrimack)
January: Granite State Challenge (no quiz bowl)
February 3rd: Division IV tournament (host: PCA)
February 10th: Snow date for Div IV
March 17th: At-Large tournament (host: Kingswood)
March 31st: Snow date for at-large
April 8th: State tournament

Coaches Council Meeting

Several of us gathered for a Coaches Council Meeting on Thursday, April 20, to discuss the state of the league, and to consider making some changes.

To summarize, we decided that the current 5 division structure was not working. We consolidated to 4 divisions, and realigned the existing schools to try and spread out the active schools more evenly. We still plan on holding 5 tournaments this year, with one tournament serving as an “at-large” tournament. We also made some provisions for changes in the J/V structure.

We spent some time talking about methods to expand the league within New Hampshire. These notes are in the minutes as well. If anyone knows someone at a school that currently does not have a team, that would like to, please put them in touch with us, as we will try and provide support to help them get started.

Finally, we sketched out a schedule for next season. We will be looking for hosts for some of these tournaments. Here is the schedule as we laid it out. We did our best to try and avoid major conflicts like SATs and most music events. Please look at the proposed schedule below and let us know if you’re interested in hosting a regional. We’re particularly interested in hosts for the new Division I and Division II.

We look forward to seeing you all next fall, and if you have any questions regarding the new alignment, let us know!

Proposed Schedule

September 30th: Rookie tournament (host: Plymouth)

October 14th: Division  tournament (host: ?) * THIS COULD BE EITHER DIV 1 OR II

October 28th: GHOST

November 12th: Super Sunday GSC

November 18th: Division  tournament (host: ?) * THIS COULD BE EITHER DIV 1 OR II

December 9th: Division 3 tournament (host: Merrimack)

January: Granite State Challenge (no quiz bowl)

February 3rd: Division 4 tournament (host: PCA)

February 10th: Snow date

March 17th: At-Large tournament (host: Kingswood?)

March 31st: Snow date

April 8th: State tournament