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by jzlau2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16579

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The stats for the University Lab vs Stevenson A game in Round 29 are incorrect. I should have 3 negs (TUs 13, 22, 23), and Dylan should have 2 negs (TUs 5 & 24).
by jzlau2
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 13211

Re: Illinois 18-19

With only 260 students in its top four grades, University Lab is a small school according to NAQT's revised definition. Prior to 2018, it was not eligible for small school status because it is a non-boundaried selective-admissions public school, and not a private or traditional public school. Chicag...
by jzlau2
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

I think I should be slightly lower on the list, although I was the top scorer on my team at a few 2017-18 season tournaments. This year, I have mostly been a fourth scorer/backup player because I don't have much of a niche on the team. Kevin, Dylan, Tim, Ethan, Olivia, Aristotle, and Govind are obje...
by jzlau2
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 13211

Re: Illinois 18-19

Uni might go to tournaments in Chicagoland such as the New Trier Solo and the IHSSBCA Kickoff at Stevenson, just for the purpose of playing better teams and improving. We will definitely be attending Earlybird and the Barron Robinson Memorial Invitational.
by jzlau2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 13967

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I am a player at University Laboratory High School in Illinois, a school of 330 students (adjusted by IHSA to 445 due to Uni being a selective-admissions school). I was looking over the stats from the year I was in 8th grade and it seems like Uni never qualified for the SSNCT during the 2016-17 acad...
by jzlau2
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Hello,

Does anyone know when All-State Teams will be released? I don't think I will make it, but I am just curious to see if my teammates make it.
by jzlau2
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I think the Sectionals packets were pretty well-written, though wording was a little difficult to understand. And this is probably a dumb question, but do CE and Geo fall under Misc for IHSA? Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to IHSA State, but I wish good luck to all of you who are goin...
by jzlau2
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I thought that the sectional set was well-written for the most part. One problem that I noticed was that the questions seemed inconsistent in difficulty--some answerlines were far too specific for this level, such as the Checkers speech and the Calvin cycle tossups, while others were too easy, like...
by jzlau2
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Our moderator at the East Central Illinois sectional stumbled a couple of times on questions and forgot to prompt us on a lot of the bonuses. Some of those questions were worded weirdly, or maybe it was just the moderator. I remember one myth question where I didn't buzz because he said "this figure...
by jzlau2
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

It seemed to me that some of the questions had unclear wording as to what the question was asking for. I remember several toss-ups where the wording was confusing, especially regarding the words "the/this/those". Other than that, I thought the set was fairly well-written and the difficulty level was...
by jzlau2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I think A set is slightly harder than novice level. Novice typically includes the last few lines of the SCOP MS set as well as one or two more lines at the beginning. Still, at the tournament, the questions were easy for both teams, resulting in many buzzer races with the teams that we played.
by jzlau2
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

All-Sectional does not always reflect a player's performance. It really depends who votes, who you play against, and who you are on a team with. Typically, nobody on my team makes All-Tournament because the PPG is evenly distributed, hurting our chances of seeming like an "outstanding" player to oth...
by jzlau2
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

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...
by jzlau2
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 49972

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Here are the stats/results from the South Central Solo for those interested. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4817/ Brief explanation for how the top 6 worked out - prelim records did not carry over, everyone started with a clean slate. Mark went 4-1, Jonathan and Reed went 3-2, Jacob and D...