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by leapfrog314
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Indiana Qualifier at St. Joe's-South Bend (4/17/10)
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: NAQT Indiana State Qualifier at IU (3/6/10) - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, it looks like I'm going to have to cancel the NAQT State Qualifier planned for March 6, 2010. This is largely because I'm not confident IU can adequately staff the tournament. Our team has kind of gone on hiatus, due to everyone being too busy. I don't want to hold a poorly- and under...
by leapfrog314
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12601

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Can someone send me a Word/RTF/text version of the packets, so I can put them up on acfdb? The PDF versions are not converting to text nicely at all, i.e., all the line breaks are missing, and the numbers are not next to the correct tossups. Shoot me an email at carlo@carloangiuli.com. Thanks!
by leapfrog314
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Indiana Qualifier at St. Joe's-South Bend (4/17/10)
Replies: 6
Views: 820

NAQT Indiana Qualifier at St. Joe's-South Bend (4/17/10)

This tournament will be held at Indiana University Bloomington on March 6, 2010. It is open to all high schools in Indiana. We will use NAQT's IS-94 set; the top team is guaranteed a bid to NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament. Note that the "State Qualifier" set is IS-95. Because thi...
by leapfrog314
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 SCT sites
Replies: 20
Views: 3234

Re: 2010 SCT sites

The listed information on naqt.com is correct: it's a combined bid from the ACUI schools of Region 9. The contact is from Ball State, but the SCT will be held at Indiana. Carlo, is there a reason for your concern beyond "we didn't know ACUI people were reserving rooms on our campus"? Well, no, my c...
by leapfrog314
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 SCT sites
Replies: 20
Views: 3234

Re: 2010 SCT sites

bt_green_warbler wrote:Indiana
This is false. I hope?
by leapfrog314
Thu May 21, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis practice Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Aegis practice Questions

All our questions are now available online for free.

http://www.aegisquestions.com/questions/

Enjoy! And spread the word about these questions.
by leapfrog314
Wed May 20, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeking Mirrors: New Trier Varsity
Replies: 15
Views: 3543

Re: Seeking Mirrors: New Trier Varsity

I anticipate this will be an extremely high-quality (and difficult) high school tournament, and I hope you get a number of mirrors. Given the amount of effort going into the set, it really deserves mirroring, at any rate.
by leapfrog314
Wed May 20, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore

What are you even thinking of discussing? They have a business model and it works; why would they want to completely break with tradition in order to please a few people? I'm not being critical; this is an honest question.
by leapfrog314
Mon May 18, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

I agree entirely with Carlo, Greg, and everyone else who finds it impossible to take coaches seriously when they claim that tossups whose giveaways are lifted directly from basic history/science classes are too hard. I think this is precisely my main point. I think the default difficulty of high sc...
by leapfrog314
Sat May 16, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

Just because kids don't get a question on a basic subject doesn't necessarily reflect poorly on the question writer. This can realistically happen because kids are either not paying attention, poorly prepared or just too intimidated (and this happens; I've seen it a lot in WV tournaments). Fred, I ...
by leapfrog314
Sat May 16, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

The following post is reproduced from http://www.aegisquestions.com/blog/?p=18 . I’ve been writing Illinois Scholastic Bowl questions since my junior year of high school, when Nick and I wrote the first New Trier Varsity tournament. Matt started Aegis with us the next year, and we’ve been writing t...
by leapfrog314
Sat May 16, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Aegis Questions no more

As some of you may have already heard, Aegis will not be continuing operations as of the end of the 2008-09 season. Our base of writers has grown substantially smaller due to the difficulty of writing Illinois format bonuses, which leaves the directors with a lot of work to do. None of us can handle...
by leapfrog314
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Indiana State Qualifier at IU (3/7/09)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: NAQT Indiana State Qualifier at IU (3/7/09)

RESULTS: The field was Sullivan, Brebeuf, Culver x3, and Harrison x4. Culver A went 8-0 in the round robin, and won the first game of an advantaged final against Harrison A, 285-75. A full SQBS report will be up soon, but here's the brief version: Culver A: 8-0, 360 PPG Harrison A: 7-1, 233 PPG Breb...
by leapfrog314
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More technological wankery from E. Silberman
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: More technological wankery from E. Silberman

Though hey, question database people, you might want to check this out. Especially for the acfdb, because the alert-based JavaScript answer hiding is kind of silly. The alert-based thing was mostly me wanting a way to hide answers and being lazy about it. BUT, I think this is a good idea, and reall...
by leapfrog314
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009

Hey everyone, I regret to announce that Hoosier Open is being canceled . While I'd really like to host this tournament, I honestly don't see any way the tournament could end successfully. Three weeks before the tournament, I have received only one definite confirmation of attendance, have received n...
by leapfrog314
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Indiana State Qualifier at IU (3/7/09)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

NAQT Indiana State Qualifier at IU (3/7/09)

This tournament will be held at Indiana University Bloomington on March 7, 2009 . It is open to all high schools in Indiana. We will use NAQT's IS-85 set; the top team is guaranteed a bid to NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament. The fee structure is as follows: $70 base fee -$10 for a...
by leapfrog314
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

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by leapfrog314
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

This tournament has been re-rescheduled to February 21 . Packet deadlines have been changed accordingly. Rollapalooza has traded dates with us, so now you can come to both! (Do it!) Also, you should mirror this tournament, now that you won't be busy mirroring or attending Cardinal Classic on the sam...
by leapfrog314
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Agreed, though I feel like they were probably bad tossups regardless. And just for extra fun times, here's an Avery tossup I heard four years ago in frosh/soph: What part of a cow do you squeeze to get milk out? Edited the references to the maybe not cleared stuff. Left comedy old Avery Question. - ...
by leapfrog314
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Captain Scipio wrote:I don't actually think that would be a good thing, either. I don't see what the purpose of such an outside board would be, other than to ghettoize Illinois players and coaches.
I agree. If Illinois needs more room, we should get more threads here, not a new place to discuss things.
by leapfrog314
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

Should we reopen the "When should this tournament be held?" can of worms? February 21 has just opened up for our team due to likely rescheduling the NAQT Indiana State Qualifier. How is that date?
by leapfrog314
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in all-math side event?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: Interest in all-math side event?

Lapego1 wrote:I'd play. If I can't attend, I could probably write some.
This, in case my first response was too hypothetical.
by leapfrog314
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I believe that Dentino prefers questions that are not pyramidal and that many of the teams there do not want pyramidal questions...You could point to the IHSA Rules that make some of the questions he uses illegal, but I just don't know what good it would do. 1. I think the problem with Platypus Que...
by leapfrog314
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in all-math side event?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: Interest in all-math side event?

Are you looking for writers/editors? I probably won't be at wherever it gets played, so I'd be happy to help write.
by leapfrog314
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 11/22/2008

DumbJaques wrote:Hey, is there any chance this will be mirrored (particularly, mirrored somewhere in the neighborhood of the Mid-Atlantic region)? That would be cool and stuff.
Nobody has asked to mirror this yet, but it would be cool if somebody did. Anyone?
by leapfrog314
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

Final packet deadlines are up. It would be really helpful to us if you could shoot us an email if you're thinking of attending, just so we know about how many teams to expect.
by leapfrog314
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

Yeah, sorry Nick and I haven't really said anything else about this tournament -- it's still scheduled to take place, and we'll be sending out more information about it soon, including actually posting deadlines...sorry!
by leapfrog314
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

...This format really shows the difference between a strong and a not-so-strong team. I don’t know if that’s a big deal to most of our steering committee members, but I think that this format might discourage some participation from the weaker teams. David Adkins, Springfield HS Isn't a good format...
by leapfrog314
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

:party: :party: :party:

I suggest you name the grants Cary, Hugh, and Ulysses S.
by leapfrog314
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFDB - a new tossup database
Replies: 79
Views: 15489

Re: ACFDB - a new tossup database

Thanks, Ian -- I fixed that tossup and the next one about pumice. For some reason my script didn't like the replacement tossups from that packet... Also, I haven't really had a chance to look at any of the reported questions...I'm hoping to do that eventually, or maybe write another script to foist ...
by leapfrog314
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

The final is effectively Panasonic format. Negs worth the value of the question, no rebounds, way too much time after the question's finished til the tossup's dead. If I could rework the final, I'd have rebounds, unlimited negs during the tossup, three buzzes after the tossup. I think there's a ver...
by leapfrog314
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

1. world history 2. American history 3. Euro history 4. world lit 5. American lit 6. Brit lit 7. bio 8. physics 9. chem 10. visual art 11. music 12. algebra/calc 13. geometry/combinatorics 14. interdisciplinary 15. pop culture/current events 16. language arts 17. RMP 18. RMP 19. other science 20. s...
by leapfrog314
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8319

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

Hey, there's a distinction between the following things: - Knowledge; - The ability to perform some knowledge-related process (i.e., calculations, drawing a map of the world, policy debate); - Things covered by "quizbowl." A good resource about what is and what isn't "quizbowl" is the QBWiki article...
by leapfrog314
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8319

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

Hilarius Bookbinder wrote:Actually, the theory is what you should be learning in class. All those problems you do are merely to reinforce the theory.
I could not agree more. In my algebra and analysis classes, the most computation I have performed is multiplication and taking a modulus every once in a while.
by leapfrog314
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changing the Science Distribution
Replies: 52
Views: 9776

Re: Changing the Science Distribution

I would certainly like to advocate an expansion of the Math and Computer Science canon Hey, so I actually think this idea needs to be examined more closely. In high school, theoretical math and CS are converted at extremely low rates, so the science canon is pretty much just biology, chemistry, and...
by leapfrog314
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

(a triangle that does not exist) Yeah, I was in charge of editing math and science, and I only ended up checking about 2/3 of the math that I didn't write. I didn't look carefully at that tossup when I included it in the set. Hopefully that wasn't too much of a problem. Besides a few repeats and ma...
by leapfrog314
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I dunno, it seems like casual teams can quite easily exist in good quizbowl as long as they clearly understand that the fact they are casual is why they aren't doing well. This. However, the teams in question seem to think that it's actually a bad thing that quizbowl is favoring knowledgeable teams...
by leapfrog314
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

The next logical question is how do we bridge the gap between Chicagoland and the rest of the state. My answer is that we use the IHSSBCA money to pay for some kids to go to ACE. This is a really good idea. It makes more sense than paying for teams to go to nationals, because (1) most of the teams ...
by leapfrog314
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

people who read FTPE as "eff tee pee ee" We tried to edit out any FTPE or FTP or the like in our questions, but apparently some slipped through. That one would be our bad. As to the predictability of math, we dodged the bullet on a FEW of the predictable topics...do we get points for that? I was go...
by leapfrog314
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I was a believer in math questions before today. I hate them now. Hey, join the club. Especially in ACF format, it becomes quite clear that math questions are entirely different from other quizbowl questions. Also, the sooner you guys decide to stop using math questions, the sooner I get to stop wr...
by leapfrog314
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

In the interest of saving time, teams were only guaranteed four matches of 16 toss-ups. Even in the relatively slow-paced IHSA format, tournaments should be able to get through five matches of 20 tossups before lunch, even if most tossups are read to completion. Why do tournaments run so long? Coro...
by leapfrog314
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Aub-ZH wrote:"Loyola G"
This does happen in other states. Sometimes I wonder why bringing more than two teams is extremely unusual in Illinois, especially since there are some programs which could muster up three or four.
by leapfrog314
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stuff about bonus in high school sets
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: Stuff about bonus in high school sets

I encourage you to go to a high school tournament, and watch a match between the two worst teams present. Part of the reason I like quizbowl is that it encourages people to know stuff, even though the people in quizbowl would probably be making a point of knowing stuff regardless. But I have watche...
by leapfrog314
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I have been usurpèd! (As the real IHSSBCA webmaster. Sorry to let you in on this, but Reinstein was just a puppet all along.)
by leapfrog314
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Trying out and then refusing to participate is one thing, but surely just not trying out at all is a legitimate option that can't be construed as sabotaging anything, right? What Matt said. If people don't want to attend, for whatever reason, they ought not to try out. If you try out, make the team...
by leapfrog314
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Yes, what Siva said. Even when people disagree with the IHSSBCA, they need to remember that the IHSSBCA is run by coaches, not by state bureaucrats, and will definitely listen to suggestions. Screwing with the selection process is NOT a good way to do this -- if you don't want to attend the NTAE, do...
by leapfrog314
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12592

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

Indiana intends to show up with one team. We'll confirm this soon.
by leapfrog314
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 10799

Re: First semester college academic tournaments

By the way, Hoosier Open has just been rescheduled to February 14.
by leapfrog314
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156185

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Highlights from the State College match...

Dwight: Name this ship from Moby Dick.
Nick: The Peapod.

Dwight: (lyrics from Piano Man)
Nick: BUZZ (pauses for several seconds)
Dwight: Time.
Nick: PIANOMANBYBILLYJOEL!!!