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Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Illinois 18-19

Now that the season has started to get into full swing, what are everybody's thoughts on the season so far? I am particularly looking forward to South Central Scobol Solo and was wondering if some of the more distant teams from last year (Uni Lab, Winnebago etc.) were making the trip down to Macoup...
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Concur with Ankit. The last few years have felt as though you could've replayed the final stages of the tournament ten times and had five or six different champions. I'll be interested to see how an increased difficulty on the playoff rounds plays.
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 3216

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

I know nothing about the college circuit, but, is it common for players to play a novice tournament more than once? I attended a HS novice tournament yesterday where my son's team was competitive, overall, but the top playoff bracket was dominated by sophomores who were playing novice for the 2nd fa...
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Illinois 18-19

8. Barrington, 63 pts, 100%, high 5, low 10 Barrington graduates their best player in Wilder but retains science specialist Abraham; their success will depend on if he can generalize and if his teammates can complement his game. Their PPB at HSNCT was rather good. Barrington also gains an uber tale...
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 SCOP MS 9
Replies: 5
Views: 4459

Re: 2019 SCOP MS 9

Barrington Invitational will mirror this again in its standard and B divisions March 16, 2019
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Sun May 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

Considering the fact that this was my last MSNCT appearance, I thought that I might as well make my first post on these forums. Congratulations to Shiva Oswal of Team Pi-oneers for one of the most incredible tournament performances that I have ever seen, and to all the other teams that participated...
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Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

Hey folks, I might advise anyone flying to Chicago tomorrow to pack a jacket and maybe rain gear if you intend to do a lot of walking while here. The temperature is turning decidedly colder tonight, making it more like March here than May.
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Mon May 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

I think it's well understood that if you want to see the stats for this tourney, just go to the NAQT-linked stats.

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/s ... nt_id=9090
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 5253

Re: The end of the match

SNIP And I couldn’t tell u how many times I’ve had in my lifetime people in those lines tell me to “fuck off” (any sport applies). So I think the current system although chaotic is better at its heart Good grief, where did you grow up? (Sees Austin is from the Detroit area) All right, story checks ...
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 5274

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

El Salvadoreno wrote: As if IESA needs a reason to be bad.
To be fair, this wasn't IESA format-related. The moderator, who is respected in IHSA circles, made a regrettable decision to ask the spelling AFTER awarding points, then pulled them back.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 5274

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

The worse instance I ever saw was my player getting awarded the points on a bonus part, and THEN... moments later, the moderator backing up and reconsidering, then asking my player to "SPELL IT." This was a science bonus at sectional championship match, where the answer line was "otoscope." Points ...
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 5274

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

I always tell new moderators that the longer they are hemming and hawing on an answer line, the more they should be leaning towards accepting it. Otherwise, be prepared to say, "incorrect" on the first buzz. The worse instance I ever saw was my player getting awarded the points on a bonus part, and ...
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 10388

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

I'm willing to staff this, having played it at CCCT.
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Seeing the names associated with top tier teams in Illinois in 2018 got me feeling nostalgic...
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

See any names you recognize?
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

The results of the 15th Annual Barrington Invitational Tournament are in the books!! CHALLENGE DIVISION (bit.ly/2018BarC): Question Set: PSACA's Philly Cheesteak 1st: Rockford Keith A 2nd: Barrington Station A 3rd: Palatine Quest A 4th Springfield Franklin A STANDARD DIVISION (bit.ly/2018BarS): Ques...
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Usually in April, if I recall correctly.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I was looking at the state tournament schedule at http://www.ihsa.org/data/scores/scb28r16.htm and was wondering if anyone knew how IHSA splits teams into pools. Is it seeded, random draw, geographic, or what? It's my understanding that pooling is random. Having the two best teams have to play for ...
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Any complaints people have with the distribution should be directed at the people who have a say in the distribution, that is, the IHSA Advisory Committee members. The writing team is just following the prescribed distribution. Also, anyone who thinks the questions were anything other than a quantum...
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: AMSA Middle School Invitational, March 10, Marlborough,

Greens Farm heard 1008 bonuses? Man, how long did this tournament take??

OK, now that I took my opportunity to be funny, you have a formatting issue with your preliminary round stats, where you have the points totals instead of the number of powers & tens.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Berniecrat wrote:Thank you for writing the bonus on the 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Election.

I enjoyed hearing the name "Daniel Biss"
You don't say...
https://www.danielbiss.com/chance/

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Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Apologies. I misspoke. I meant that my theory was that the difficulty of regionals approximated the difficulty of an A set. I didn't mean to imply the writing team modeled their product on NAQT's, rather, I was using a commonly understood metric.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

My working theory on this year's IHSA set is that regionals were meant to approximate an A set, while sectionals will be like an IS set, and state will be like an SCT set. That's my theory, anyway. I'll be interested to see the data if Mr. Fischer shares what he is collecting from the scoresheets. ...
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

My working theory on this year's IHSA set is that regionals were meant to approximate an A set, while sectionals will be like an IS set, and state will be like an SCT set. That's my theory, anyway. I'll be interested to see the data if Mr. Fischer shares what he is collecting from the scoresheets.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Has anybody on here played Greenville? I'm curious to see what we're dealing with, as we will see them in regional semis. As we beat the 6 seed in our sectional (Columbia) but lost to the 4 seed (Granite City), I'm expecting a challenge as they're the 5 seed, but with some lucky breaks (and a frien...
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Has anybody on here played Greenville? I'm curious to see what we're dealing with, as we will see them in regional semis. As we beat the 6 seed in our sectional (Columbia) but lost to the 4 seed (Granite City), I'm expecting a challenge as they're the 5 seed, but with some lucky breaks (and a frien...
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 2748

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

Intriguing. The one issue you'll have a problem with in terms of defensibility is going to be that powers per game, especially PPG, is highly dependent on opponent. Our powers per match cratered when playing Keith on IS-173A last month, but were fine otherwise. If Keith wasn't there? We most assured...
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 2748

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

Right. But it's hard to feel optimistic about outscoring an opponent who has a decided edge in powers/tens (as Keith owns this year). Aside from NAQT sets, we will also face them, as well as St Mary's Visitiation on the Philly Cheesteak set in March. Daniel Wright will be notably absent due to Scien...
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 2748

Re: IAC announces Middle School all-subject team rankings

I'll be interested to learn what sets will be considered in the rankings. I see we rank above Keith, which makes sense based solely on PPB, and we lost a tight one on the MS set you considered. However, when we played them on 137-A, we got whipped, despite enjoying a PPB edge for the tournament once...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

Barrington Invitational XV is pleased to announce the use of PSACA's "Philly Cheesesteak" set for the Challenge Division, and the "SCOP MS-8" set for the Standard and "B" divisions!
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak
Replies: 8
Views: 4112

Re: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak

Please add the Barrington Invitational Tournament (Middle School; Challenge Division) to your list of mirrors.
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak
Replies: 8
Views: 4112

Re: PSACA presents: The Philly Cheesesteak

Does anyone know if this set is still available for mirroring?
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Illinois Masonic Scoresheets
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Re: Illinois Masonic Scoresheets

Hi Coach Sanchez, I recommend reaching out to Dale Thayer (thayerdale@mchsi.com) of the Illinois Masons and ask him if you can have a copy of the scoresheet they use. I can't see why they wouldn't share it with coaches. I hope your kids enjoy it. The format is peculiar, but the actual questions are ...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

FIELD: 26 schools, 58 teams (10 Challenge, 32 Standard, 16 "B") Barrington Station x6 (2 Challenge, 3 Standard, 1 "B") Palatine Quest x3 (1 Challenge, 1 Standard, 1 "B") Elgin Einstein (1 standard) Barrington St. Anne's x3 (1 standard, 2 "B") Rockford Keith x2 (1 Challenge, 1 standard) Lindenhurst M...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing Well at MSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Doing Well at MSNCT

Hi everyone! I'm Karsten Rynearson, captain of GFA MS, and I'm wondering about how to improve my team/myself in the months before MSNCT. We're a small program (4 players) that generally puts up 24-25 PPB. To give you some stats, here's our most recent (and only) tournament playing as a team: https:...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

As always, I'm going to need as many staffers as I can muster. I pay a handsome stipend to college-age readers and up, and can sign off for volunteer service hours for current high school students that staff. Shoot me an email at jprice<at>barrington220<dot>org if you would like to staff. STAFF K. S...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Barrington Invitational Tournament XV (3.17.2018)

Dear Scholastic Bowl Coach, Your school is invited to participate in the fifteenth annual Barrington Invitational Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. This tournament will be staged at Station Middle School, Barrington, IL (215 Eastern Ave). Each match will consist of 20 toss-up...
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

mhasquin wrote:IHSA Sectional Assignments are posted.
http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/Sc ... sults.aspx
(inset joke about seeds posted 118 years ago here)
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: SNAIL the 1st - MS Tourney @ Southwestern Piasa H.S.
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: SNAIL the 1st - MS Tourney @ Southwestern Piasa H.S.

This is a great idea. I hope you've made a point of directly emailing the coaches in your area, as most middle school coaches aren't even aware of the existence of this board, let alone check it regularly. Let me know if you need help finding addresses.
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A, B, C teams
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Re: A, B, C teams

For the last 5 or 6 iterations of the Barrington Invitational, I've created "Challenge", "Standard", and "B" pools, and make it abundantly clear to coaches that the 'A' team should be their best team, and can only play in the "Standard" or "Challenge" divisions, while "B" or lower designated teams c...
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 8051

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

Yeah, it sounds like a great opportunity lurks for Triple Q, given they're one of the few left who are willing to write non-pyramidal formats.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 8051

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

In my experience, it's difficult for one person to initiate change in a format or question provider. In our state MS format, the vast majority of coaches are happy with our exclusive format, hence there's no impetus to change and proposals to do so have been greeted with a cold shoulder, at best, an...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

To be sure, though, you are talking about tournaments throughout the state. I don't know that Fremd cut into Winnebago or Springfield's fields, but maybe I'm wrong and Glenbard West, for example, would've been happy to go west. With all due respect, I don't know that Ultima has the capacity to handl...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Mr. Palmer told me last year that he was no longer going to run it. It's a massive undertaking, and I got the impression he felt 25 consecutive years was a pretty good run for a tournament (which it absolutely is). Of course, this opens things up to anyone else who was interested in running a tourna...
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Free NAQT questions in new areas
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Free NAQT questions in new areas

THAT makes sense. The area on the map was darkened so much that it looked like it was downtown and thus there was some sort of open qualifier that escaped my attention. At least, that's what my heart WANTED to see. ;-) Also, you should be receiving a phone call from the Springfield area to claim tho...
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Free NAQT questions in new areas
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Free NAQT questions in new areas

This is awesome. I need to make Dave Knoepfle (Springfield, IL) aware of this development. Also, I'm curious what MS 'open' tournament occurred in the city of Chicago last year. Any insight on that dark circle?
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Northmont Middle School Set (NMMS 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: 2017 Northmont Middle School Set (NMMS 1)

djones wrote: Iowa Quiz Bowl Kickoff: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My Coach is Using Triple Q and I'm going to scream
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: My Coach is Using Triple Q and I'm going to scream

Does your league utilize Triple Q? If so, I'd love to know what league this is.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 31755

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I heard that some of the Fremd roster quit QB and won't be playing next year tho, so maybe they should be ranked lower. Don't know how accurate my source is, so don't quote me. User was reminded to enable a real signature with a real name and school affiliation --Mgmt. I'd have to see it to believe...
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New site for practice with quiz generator
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

Re: New site for practice with quiz generator

Give me one Betmay on the under. Too much value to pass. Kind of like if someone offer 10,000 to 1 on McGregor (vs. Mayweather). Kind of have to throw something on that. You know?
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 5892

Re: Proto

here's your protobowl http://quinterest.org/quizbug.html Now that I realized that this doesn't work on an iPad, this is far superior to Protobowl. That... made no sense. I was referring to the QuizBug feature of Quinterest, which only seems to work on my laptop, as I need a space bar for it. Sorry ...