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by Deviant Insider
Wed May 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

If you go to https://www.quizdb.org/ and do a question search of science math of regular high school difficulty on "the" you get 207 tossups and 122 bonuses. Also, the Masonic sets at http://quizbowlpackets.com/ have a lot of math and name categories, so you can do ctrl-f math. The Masonic bonuses m...
by Deviant Insider
Wed May 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Private Forum Creation

What happens to private forums once the set is posted?
by Deviant Insider
Thu May 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Masonics are now posted. There are one or two states who might use Solo for NASAT tryouts, so I am going to wait to post that. I do not own the Reinstein Set entry on the database--that set will be posted once that issue is worked out, but the Reinstein Set questions are just a subset of the Masoni...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Unless I hear before April 30 about somebody wanting to use my sets, I will post them soon after that.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?

Something that I have always found interesting is how different the community's answer to this question is at the high school level versus the college level. It seems as if the community believes that, relative to their respective sets, high school teams should perform significantly better at natio...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

High school quizbowl should have 0/0 computational math and 1/1 non-computational math. Seriously, comp math sucks and is impossible to make pyramidal. Stop including it in otherwise excellent tournaments, people who do so! I should have been clearer in my original post. I am not calling for comput...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Why don't we have 1/1 math?

There is already a thread on this topic in the collegiate section, but I don't think that the arguments and/or possibly the conclusion are the same for high school quizbowl. A little historical background: Back before 2000, high school quizbowl was a much more regional activity. Instead of the curr...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Frequent Science topics
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Frequent Science topics

Welcome to the boards!

You can see a list and a debate about whether or not such a list is a good idea in this thread.

If somebody is interested in learning a lot over a period of time, this is a great read.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Women in Sets
Replies: 14
Views: 8003

Re: Women in Sets

One more thing that I didn't say earlier is that if you are looking at percentages the goal probably should be adjusted based on the level and number of questions you are writing. If you are contributing a packet to a college or open event, you have the option of submitting a packet that has gender ...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Remember the '90s?

I don't know much about the college side of things, but I'll try to address some high school stuff. Even with high school stuff, I'll focus on Illinois, since high school quizbowl was much more regional then than it is now. I played a tiny bit of quizbowl in the 1980s--a high school tournament at St...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

As long as we're remembering the 2011 NSC: Some of the Ben Cooper Young Ambassador recipients were doing the "Death March of Quizbowl" when their award was announced, so they had to be given the award later. The packets had no tiebreaker questions, and some of the buildings with matches did not have...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

If I remember correctly, PAC (or Panasonics or NTAE) did not have any trash, and that predated NSC. (I'm not going to get into all the crazy stuff PAC did have, because that's another story.) Also, there probably were some state organizations that did not have trash--while IHSA has always had a Misc...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 3183

Re: Missouri 18-19

If you played, coached, or moderated at GAC, BASIC, or BRIC and want to discuss the questions, go to the User Control Panel and join the 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 14034

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

While he never did anything at the national level or, as far as I know, in college, Sammy Gelfand was a serious player in high school at the local level. He attended Von Steuben, which is a magnet school in Chicago that played a lot of local tournaments at the time, graduating in 2005. He was on the...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

The 2019 Reinstein Set was used for the first time yesterday, and the response is: "Thanks again for a great set of questions! Nicely put together, easy to read, and well-edited." If you want to use it, let me know soon. It is being used this week in Missouri, but I don't know if it will be used any...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 5673

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

What is the purpose of a first line? There are several purposes, many of which have been noted above. That being said, the #1 purpose is to give the person in the match with the most knowledge on the topic a chance to buzz in. If there is data showing that a significant number of first sentences are...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Let me add: A team scoring over 400 points in a match, which University Lab did twice and IMSA did once, is a very impressive feat in this format. If a team answers every tossup and every team part directed at them, that gets 400 points. To go over 400, you need to score more from rebounds than you ...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Sectionals are novice difficulty with harder leadins and hard parts. State is close to nationals difficulty, with the first five rounds being easier and the last two rounds being as difficult if not more difficult. The last two rounds are only played by the top four teams in each class. Of the two l...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Here is a list of lit tossups and team easy parts. It includes myth and grammar. Let me know what else stands out as bad ideas or bad implementations. Tossups: Bible (in US Lit), The Lamb, spears, Flaubert, Mexico, subtitles, Gertrude Stein, Lake Isle of Innisfree, Rebecca, Argonauts, Gunter Grass, ...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Here are the miscellaneous answers in round order: Agriculture--plow Pop Culture--Mission: Impossible Industrial Arts--rivets Journalism--Times v. Sullivan Sports--Nick Foles Consumer Ed--W-2 Technology--3D printing I do not get to determine the categories, though I do get to determine what to do wi...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

I was not able to make it to Masonic State, so I didn't see the questions play out. So far I have gotten exactly zero feedback. I'll take anything, good or bad! Did anybody notice any trends? Did any questions stand out? I have seen the scores in 1A, and they are lower than I would like them to be. ...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 10718

Re: Illinois 18-19

The Regional scores are all posted.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 15
Views: 4332

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

If anybody wants to discuss the Solo questions, feel free to join the 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion using the Control Panel.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

The set is still not open to public discussion, since it will be used in Iowa and Missouri, but feel free to make any requests in this thread at this point.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Congrats to New Berlin, University Lab, and IMSA!
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

They do not post one. It is possible that coaches will be sent that information, but the key word there is possible.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

In this novel, Shiva and Saleem are born on August 15, 1947. 1 Name this novel set in Bombay that was awarded The Best of the Booker in 2008, meaning it was chosen as the best novel in 40 years written in the British Commonwealth, Ireland, or South Africa. Midnight’s Children 2 This author wrote Mid...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Class 1A Qualifiers: Edwards County Elgin Academy Fisher Flanagan-Cornell Galena Routt Catholic Gallatin County United Morrison New Berlin ROWVA Villa Grove Class 2A Qualifiers: Carlinville Latin School of Chicago Illinois Valley Central Johnston City Macomb Chicago Christian Robinson Wesclin Univer...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

The answerline was: hydrogen peroxide [accept H2O2 [“H two O two”] before the end]. There were no instructions on how to handle an answer of peroxide, and it probably should have said to prompt. In common English, the two are synonymous, though scientifically hydrogen peroxide is an example of a per...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Set Discussion

Here is the pairing of questions involving St. Louis: This city’s Old Courthouse, designed by Lavielle and Morton, is part of Gateway Arch National Park. 1 Name this city along the Mississippi River. St. Louis, Missouri 2 This Finnish-American architect designed the Gateway Arch. Eero Saarinen 3 Dan...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Set Discussion

Surtsey is one of these things that was created naturally during the 1960s. Some locations can gain and/or lose their classification as this type of place, such as Mont Saint-Michel [mawn sahn mee-shel] in France, which is sometimes called the “tidal” type of this kind of object. Seamounts sometime...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Results are up except for the two Sectionals that were postponed.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Set Discussion

It is OK to discuss individual questions in here. However, requests for many questions or a list of questions within a category will not be honored until after State is played.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

There were some weather-related cancellations in southern Illinois, so be especially careful about question content. Those Sectionals probably will take place next Saturday. Also, it looks like the Masons are going to sponsor a tournament in Iowa using the same questions and format that will take pl...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Feel free to make any comments about the question set here. Comments can be praise or damnation, and they can be specific or general. If you want to comment on some aspect of the tournament that isn't related to the questions, that's probably best done in a public forum. Writers and editors should b...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Private Forum Creation

Thank you!
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

The website is here. They are usually good at getting results quickly. Good luck to all teams, and I hope it is an enjoyable experience. Thanks to: Jonah Greenthal for doing a ton of editing on all questions Sanjeev Uppaluri for writing Geography and some World Lit (32 questions) Adam Sperber for w...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Private Forum Creation

Can somebody let me know how to get a private forum set up? I followed the directions in this thread, but nothing happened. I sent a message on Saturday, and it's now Friday.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Maintaining Boundaries

I have less experience with that type of thing, and I think it is a bit more ambiguous. There probably are several people on this board in a better position to discuss this than I am. Socially, the leap from being a high school senior to a college freshman is usually much more significant than the l...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Maintaining Boundaries

I was encouraged to make this post by a community member who heard a talk by David Wolowitz, a lawyer who often works with schools that are setting policies regarding keeping student/teacher interactions appropriate or that are dealing with cases where lines were crossed or where there is disagreeme...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Outreach Advice Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Outreach Advice Wanted

Let me know if I can help.

A list of Illinois tournaments is here. Homewood-Flossmoor, Champaign, and Mattoon are easy to get to from northwest, west, and west Indiana, respectively.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Feedback about Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: Feedback about Feedback

Like Conor, I wish I received more feedback on my questions. It might be good to talk about things writers can do to get more feedback. First of all, there are some good reasons why just opening up a private forum does not usually get that many responses: 1) Quizbowl people generally are busy, and t...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

The distribution of the set last year was: Lit 4.5/4.5 History 4.5/3.5 Science not including Math 5/5 Math 1/3 (non-computational tossups, mixed computational bonuses) Fine Arts 2/2 Religion and Mythology 1/1 Social Studies 1/1 (geography, US government, psych, econ, current events) Miscellaneous 1...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 41
Views: 17042

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

If I am reading everything right, a team that played Penn Bowl and did not answer a single question would be ranked #170 in the country.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 4549

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

STATS Thanks to Jonah for putting the stats together after the tournament. Also, thanks to Kyle Asta, Colby Burnett, Iain Carpenter, Alex Damisch, Ryan Fedewa, Jan Grana, Eric Guse, Clare Hannon, Frank Hannon, Coleman Horvath, Adena Horwitz, Nina Kaushikkar, Mike Laudermith, Kenneth Martin, Jack Ma...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I know that we on the board like to argue about a lot of things, but the inaccessibility of Champaign should be something we can all agree on.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: South Central Solo II @ Southwestern H.S. (Piasa) 12/15/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: South Central Solo II @ Southwestern H.S. (Piasa) 12/15/2018

If anybody has feedback on the questions, contact me or join the Usergroup 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion using the control panel. The set is not cleared, so don't discuss questions on the internet, including social media.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 4549

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Uber:
1. U of I Lab
2. Chattahoochee
3. Rockford Auburn
4. DCC

Standard:
1. OPRF
2. Fremd A
3. Evanston A
4. Latin B
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 4549

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Uber All Tournament: Tomas Aguilar-Fraga (St. Joseph), Ethan Strombeck (Auburn), Ethan Ashbrook (U of I Lab), David DeBacker (DCC), Olivia Lamberti (Stevenson), Harrison Zhu (Chattahoochee), Mihir Paramush (Chattahoochee), Govind Prabhakar (Stevenson), Aristotle Vainikos (Sandburg), Abraham Holterma...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 4549

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

We ended up with fields of 10 and 46. The twelve teams still in the running for the Standard Championship are Belvidere, Chicago Christian, Evanston A, Fremd A, Fremd B, Glenbard North A, Latin B, Loyola A, Oak Park/River Forest, Palatine A, Springfield A, and Stevenson B. One of the Uber morning po...