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by Wackford Squeers
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 11883

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

I think it's part of the current movement conservative cosmology that most of their personal troubles can be attributed to liberal or liberal bias. That said, quiz bowl questions do take more swipes at conservative figures than is necessary or appropriate (I think this was in fact noticed in the DII...
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 34990

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

My favorite: http://chicagomaroon.com/2013/04/06/quiz-bowl-team-vindicated/ Unfortunately the article makes it sound like I was spreading rumors about Andy, or possibly myself. Perhaps the reporter picked up on my self-destructive streak. -Seth For what it matters, it seemed pretty clear to me that...
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 6430

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Gerard Louis, a member of our team, was the tournament director who handled stats and made sure everything kept moving and all of the other fun things TDs do during tournaments (he was the one who caught the fact that an incredibly sleep deprived staffer had read a wrong packet, and handled it)... ...
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT @ Illinois (10/13/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 4397

Re: IFT @ Illinois (10/13/12)

Chicago B and WUSTL tied for second.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 55971

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Not to brag or anything, but Barrington should be pretty good, as 3 guys come in as Freshman, who were all on the Barrington Prairie team, that were the State Champions last year and 7th in the nation. We three guys, me (Jacob West), Bryce Cai and Sawyer Smith, all bring different things to the tab...
by Wackford Squeers
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 26480

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

A lot of the worst threads seem to be caused by inexperienced players starting or jumping into discussions and expecting to be taken as seriously as people who actually know what they're talking about. This understandably causes backlash when they air their stupid views, and they understandably get ...
by Wackford Squeers
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 55971

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Carbondale's continuing success as program right now seems to be contingent on whether certain players' parents allow them to play the relatively intense schedule of Chicago-area tournaments that has made us nationally competitive. Assuming that all goes well, we have a solid four player squad of tw...
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dave Madden's Fantasy Universe
Replies: 9
Views: 7611

Re: Dave Madden's Fantasy Universe

Man, I was hoping this was an announcement for a side tournament.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 10176

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

List of Fighting Spirit characters wrote:Should Hunter's answer of "Panther" have been acceptable/promptable for the second part since that is the translation?
No, because "panzer" means "armor." There was a tank called the "Panther," but that word is the same in English and German.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 87935

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Learned about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and General Dyer (who was a third bonus part at NSC) from a rap song.
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Star Wars Quizbowl Packet
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Star Wars Quizbowl Packet

To address the original query, I'd put the power mark right before "foul stench." I would also play the crap out of a full-fledged Star Wars tournament.
by Wackford Squeers
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 16623

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Pulling third at this tournament was totally enjoyable. The moderators and competition were both of the highest quality. Thanks to all the mods and the NIU crew. A team of Ned Lauber and I won the charity solo, which was also lots of fun. Both sets played were excellent, but of course if there are d...
by Wackford Squeers
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The New Oberhausen Manifesto: Film Question Reform
Replies: 28
Views: 10658

Re: The New Oberhausen Manifesto: Film Question Reform

I agree with most of what's being said. I did show the first post to my mom, a film scholar, too see what she thought, though. Her only comment was that people shouldn't start writing questions on Darren Aronofsky before ones on Spike Lee. In addition, she thought that the all male list was also sor...
by Wackford Squeers
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 6885

Re: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)

I don't know if Billy got my emails, but Team Illinois (minus Lloyd) is interested in registering for this tournament. Mike Cheyne approved it pending whatever the TD decides. We can probably get one or more buzzers.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 25166

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

I'm almost certainly attending the University of Chicago next year. I plan to play quiz bowl.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (May 12th)
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: 2012 Pre-Nationals Tournament at MU (May 19th)

This date is free for us, so I'm talking to my coach about coming. Consider this an expression of interest.
by Wackford Squeers
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 16623

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Just saw we're not in the above field list; as far as I know Carbondale is totally playing this tournament. We're not sure about the Donald tournament yet. It would probably require us to stay another night, so it's not likely any of us will play.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 6534

Re: Learning Geography

I think I once heard of a magazine dedicated to the subject. Also, National Geographic Magazine (or channel) probably will not help that much, certainly not as much as their atlases I beg to differ; my teammates and I have noted getting several early geography buzzes from things we've read in Nat G...
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 6534

Re: Learning Geography

I think I once heard of a magazine dedicated to the subject.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)

It could be problematic that this is on the same day as Math Team state.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 20746

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

Note about eligibility: You can play if you are a high schooler. You cannot play if you are not in school at all. If you graduated like in the fall, you can play--that's cool. You cannot play on an open team. You must play for your college or educational institution (obviously if you need to "go ro...
by Wackford Squeers
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 30736

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Yeah; for example, Team Illinois could go to MUT @ UIUC next month as long as Coach Greene, Coach Legendre, Coach Laird, and Coach Lorinskas (as well as Assistant Coaches Jonah, etc., and all appropriate administrators) didn't have any role in registering, paying, or transporting. (If Jay Winter di...
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3764

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

As far as I know, I am playing this solo due to ICTM.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 30736

Re: Illinois '11-'12

In case the community at large is curious, Illinois's 2012 NASAT Team is composed of Alex Kling, Lloyd Sy, Nolan Winkler, and myself.
by Wackford Squeers
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)
Replies: 64
Views: 6441

Re: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)

I don't buy the "number of years in a classroom argument." The vast majority of time spent in math classes in American high schools is spent learning how to solve math problems. The amount of time spent discussing math theory and mathematicians could probably be condensed into a single semester. Arg...
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 19543

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

My notes for the match against Dylan have us 20ing bonus fifteen and 10ing bonus sixteen.
by Wackford Squeers
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knights' Challenge at Rockford Auburn, 1/7
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Knights' Challenge at Rockford Auburn, 1/7

So I heard that Stevenson won an advantaged final against Carbondale.
by Wackford Squeers
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 30736

Re: Illinois '11-'12

My ballot: 1. Rockford Auburn 2. IMSA A 3. Loyola A 4. Carbondale 5. Latin A 6. Belvidere North 7. Macomb (Tristan Willey) 8. New Trier 9. IMSA B 10. Wheaton-Warrenville South 11. Buffalo Grove 12.Wheaton North 13. Stevenson 14. Loyola B 15. Springfield While I think I under-ranked Stevenson, I don'...
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 39433

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

William Banks wasn't at this tournament, not sure where his .5 games came from.
by Wackford Squeers
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Academic Competition Awards
Replies: 24
Views: 6689

Re: National Academic Competition Awards

Maybe the informal name could be some variation on the word buzzer? Like "golden buzzers" or "buzzies".
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 39433

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

Carbondale is fielding at least one team.
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 23819

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

Carbondale will be there in most foreseeable circumstances.
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

Hoppes/me and Weiner/guy played a final outside on the steps of the Linnaeus statue, where you buzzed in by stomping and correct answers allowed you to descend the steps of knowledge to Olmec's temple. I believe we won 90-45. Jeff Hoppes is really good at history. Were my questions read, and if so,...
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

I'm fine with my questions being used however.
by Wackford Squeers
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

Kyle, did you not get the half I sent you on Friday? Also, should I plan on coming by to help set up before the tournament? I know that 19 or more are done ? Fewer than this are actually done. Good evening. My suggestion: Combine the doubles teams into quads. Play "super packets" of 40/0. This woul...
by Wackford Squeers
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

Kyle, did you not get the half I sent you on Friday? Also, should I plan on coming by to help set up before the tournament? P.S. Would any legal adult be willing to come sign me in and out of Max East before and after the tournament? I can't be out past eleven otherwise. It's not difficult, you just...
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

I'll be be on campus, so I could come help with whatever whenever.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 30327

Re: Excelsior Rankings

Additionally, if there is a novice tournament that restricts teams from playing their starting lineups, then you don't want to count that tournament at all. It might be a good tournament for all sorts of important reasons, but it's not a good tournament to determine who the top teams are. Why not r...
by Wackford Squeers
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 11359

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

Another error: Anish from Carbondale was not in fact present at this tournament, and should have no games played or tossups answered. I believe the 1/1 he ascribed to him in the playoffs are rightfully Prerak Trivedi's.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon May 30, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 51140

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Westwon wrote:The deadline to apply to become an IHSSBCA Liaison is June 1, which is very soon.
Was my application received?
by Wackford Squeers
Thu May 19, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 5451

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Carbondale, as stated in the above schedule, is strongly considering hosting a mirror of NTV in SoIll this year. Which date does the quiz bowl community think is ideal? We were leaning towards 10/29, but that's a SCOP date, and we were planning to attempt to host a SCOP site again. If we can host SC...
by Wackford Squeers
Tue May 03, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27690

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

Ben Carbery and I are playing this as the Trung Sisters.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 39015

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

This is great, but it would be cool if some of the features of UMD's quizbowl tester could be implemented, like accepting alternate answers and, if not tracking where specific people buzzed, marking the average spot where people do so. Also, having to type buzz instead of just hitting the space bar ...
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)
Replies: 26
Views: 7065

Re: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)

So my coaches and teammates are unable to come to this, but I still might be able to make it, given I can find a place to stay Friday night.
by Wackford Squeers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk QBWiki sucking
Replies: 86
Views: 19958

Re: Let's talk QBWiki sucking

I think that more important than the lack of humor on the site is its out of date content and uselessness to new teams and players.
by Wackford Squeers
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?

As a player with no bias of affiliation, I can attest without disclaimer that HSNCT is not only the more prestigious tournament, but that your team will have a far more enjoyable overall experience than you would at NAC. As far as preparation goes, keep up practice, and encourage your teammates to s...
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 51140

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Showed up here around 5:30, the team is just now (8:30) finishing the last of our two rounds of play. I got subbed out for swearing, the round is somewhere in the twenties. Questions have been typical.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)
Replies: 26
Views: 7065

Re: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (5/7/11)

Carbondale could attend on 4/16 only given that we can find someone to take us; Coach Lorinskas is busy that day.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)
Replies: 26
Views: 7065

Re: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (5/7/11)

I'd just like to point out that this now conflicts with the only SAT date that doesn't conflict with IHSA Regionals or NSC.
by Wackford Squeers
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Letter to IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Open Letter to IHSA Advisory Committee

Westwon wrote:
There already is a major backlash against this letter
I'm sold, count me in.