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by jzlau2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5062

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

I just wanted to clarify what is going on, because Iain is being treated really unfairly right now and the criticism isn’t deserved at all. People may have misunderstood my post and what I meant by “Dunbar and [another team] are taking up spots in the field”. Iain did not remove "less competitive" I...
by jzlau2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5062

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

It said this tournament is closed to teams from Illinois and Indiana, then why were Dunbar and [another team] allowed into the field when they are from Kentucky and [another state], respectively? I had a D team on the waitlist and on September 18 I requested that it enter the field as soon as it exp...
by jzlau2
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Illinois 2020-21

Thank you to the eleven people who submitted a ballot for the preseason poll! Each team received a certain amount of points depending on their placement (1st place received 10 points, 2nd place received 9 points, and so on). To achieve more accurate results, the highest and lowest rankings for each ...
by jzlau2
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Illinois 2020-21

The Illinois Preseason Poll for the 2020-21 season is here! The poll is already open and will close at 12:00 AM on Monday, September 7th. Please fill out your ballot and provide justifications at the link below:
https://forms.gle/CACAgdwrYsW794rE6
by jzlau2
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll

Although this year is one of the comparatively weaker years in the Illinois circuit, there are still teams in Illinois that are capable of making deep runs at 2021 nats (assuming that they aren't cancelled). I thought that I might mention some Illinois teams that the Quiz Bowl Happy Hour excluded fr...
by jzlau2
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Illinois 2020-21

I believe Jared Dong transferred to IMSA, which already has a solid team that I believe is still fairly young but will definitely improve over the season. I don't recall if Andy Tang is still playing at the moment but he was quite good in freshman year, putting up 40 PPG alongside Tim Cho while play...
by jzlau2
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Illinois 2020-21

Here are my thoughts on the possible NAQT state contenders this season. Stevenson: Despite the loss of Govind Prabhakar, who was arguably one of the top three best history players in the entire country for basically his entire high school career, Stevenson still seems to be the team to beat in Illin...
by jzlau2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Illinois 2020-21

It’s almost the start of the school year in Illinois, as well as the start of a new quizbowl season that will be so different in so many ways, from the loss of many top players to the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic. Does anyone have any predictions or thoughts on the new title contend...
by jzlau2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 40816

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: 18200

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: High school area archives
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 7321

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: 18200

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: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 19280

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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: 56700

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...