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Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 6936

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

If things like robotics and video gaming teams can mushroom at schools and in states and demand things of their coaches, why not us? To what extent are we allowing ourselves to be sold short by having low expectations? [SNIP] While it is true that quiz bowl is by no means a niche activity, it is st...
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Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Lengthening Shadow of Modern World 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: The Lengthening Shadow of Modern World 2014

I stan for Sorice, even more than I did before. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Online Middle School Tournament (May 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 3084

Re: Online Middle School Tournament (May 2)

You're probably safe holding a spot for Station A.
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 53
Views: 12819

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I've published a new version up above, with the following notable changes: You can now manually override final rankings (shown when reporting All Games) Use of "phase"/"stage" record to compute final rankings is now on by default. If this produces undesirable results, see #1 (or turn it off via the...
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Barrington Invitational XVII (2.22.2020)

The 17th annual Barrington Invitational is in the books! Stats can be found at the following links http://bit.ly/2020BI-C = Challenge division http://bit.ly/2020BI-S = Standard Division http://bit.ly/2020BI-B = "B" Division Congratulations to Challenge Division Tournament winner, Palatine Quest A fo...
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020 Masonics
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: 2020 Masonics

Class 3A Sectional at Fremd
1.) Barrington
2.) Fremd
3.) Hoffman Estates
4.) Evanston
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IHSA Sectional Assignments are posted
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: IHSA Sectional Assignments are posted

Expect regional schedules to be posted Tuesday. From what I know, there'll be a number of unseeded schools hosting this year.
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Notable Buzzers

These seem to prevail in Illinois High School circuit, though Anderson is definitely making inroads as you can't beat their portability and price. https://buzzersystems.com/ I like using the Slam-In system, but the price and lack of portability make it a non-starter for most programs. Nevertheless, ...
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

What kind of punishment could be meted out by the quizbowl community if there's no action taken by the school? For example, would NAQT ban someone from an xNCT for actions taken that didn't involve their sets? Would schools in the player's circuit blackball the player?
by the return of AHAN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)

Staffers are needed for the Barrington Invitational! I can pay a stipend to readers who are out of high school, while high schoolers can earn volunteer hours. Send an email to jprice <at> barrington220 <dot> org to let me know if you can help out!! C. Burnett K. Asta A. Sperber A. Nagib B. Graham M....
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Detroit Country Day MS Invitational (MS-32), 1/25/2020
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Detroit Country Day MS Invitational (MS-31), 1/25/2020

Dr. McNellen,
You should probably edit your subject to say (MS-32) or you may have teams attending the DCC tournament think they can't come.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: M.S. Math - how to improve?
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: M.S. Math - how to improve?

Can I ask what the format is? I know that my students excel in questions about mathematical knowledge, but our extended curriculum doesn't do a lot of drill-and-kill. So we routinely get beaten on math computation questions unless I happen to have a speed merchant on the team. Our conference uses IE...
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge

Well, binomial list association of writers and titles can get you points when a question is otherwise about to go dead. But you're never taking the next step without going deeper.
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Middle school NASAT type thingy bob.
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Middle school NASAT type thingy bob.

Even if there was a critical mass of national quizbowl organizations to support the creation of a junior NASAT... When are you playing it? July?
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)
Replies: 15
Views: 3886

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)

mikemathis3020 wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:25 am Hi there.

Can you post a field update please?

Thanks
Mike Mathis
Academic Team Coach
Chattahoochee High School
Hi coach,
Mr. Reinstein just updates the original post whenever someone new enters. I'm 90% sure the Uber division will add Barrington (IL) this week, fwiw.
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Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Thanks, Iain. Perhaps leadership with the ABT should have some sort of guide/manual/checklist that they pass on to the new leadership when they graduate. It'd make it easier whenever there's a transition so that the new guys don't have to re-learn everything. Just a thought.
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Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)

FIELD TO BE UPDATED HERE: 46 teams (12 challenge, 18 standard, 16 "B") Barrington Station x5 (2 Challenge, 0 Standard, 3 "B") Elm Grove (WI) St. Mary's Visitation x2 (1 Standard) Rockford Keith Country Day x3 (2 Standard, 1 "B") Arlington Heights Our Lady of the Wayside (1 Standard) Chicago Latin x2...
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Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Barrington Invitational XVI (2.22.2020)

Your school is invited to participate in the seventeenth annual Barrington Invitational Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. This tournament will be staged at Station Middle School, Barrington, IL (215 Eastern Ave). Each match will consist of 20 toss-up (individual) questions...
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Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 SCOP MS 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4617

Re: 2020 SCOP MS 10

Barrington Station plans to mirror SCOP MS 10 on February 22nd, please.
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

I think not. There are precisely zero mentions of Earlybird on this page;
http://www.pace-nsc.org/2020-nsc-qualif ... urnaments/
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

I just checked the PACE site to see what Illinois schools have qualified for PACE NSC, and the total is.... zero. I can give a pass to the organizers of Fall ACF since that tournament just happened a week ago, but it has been over a month since Earlybird at UIUC, and there appears to be no effort at...
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I thought this set was very good, though I noticed two errata that I don't think have been mentioned yet: Bonus 16.3 in packet C is written in a confusing way: [10] Description acceptable. The horses in The Derby at Epsom have this specific, unusual trait, which was only discovered upon comparison ...
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I feel like "ox" definitely should have been accepted for the cow tossup. I'm fairly sure that when I read the Odyssey, it referred to "ox-eyed Hera." This was the subject of a result-changing protest in a match at the HS mirror at U Chicago. Initially negged response of 'ox' was ruled correct by t...
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCC Novice Tournament (October 19th-SCOP Novice)
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: DCC Novice Tournament (October 19th-SCOP Novice)

Our state coaches association has eligibility criteria for what constitutes novice. A player must have played fewer than 40 varsity-level matches for his or her school’s top team. A player must have played fewer than 80 career high school matches at any level. A player must NOT have scored more than...
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Results from the Barrington site of the IHSSBCA Novice (20 teams); 1st) Barrington A 2nd) Stevenson 3rd) Loyola 4th) Fremd A T-5th) Hinsdale Central A & Barrington B T-7th) Maine East A & Wheaton Warrenville South A High scorers: 1.) Alexandra Skallas (Maine South) 77.5 2.) Megan Wang (Fremd A) 74.4...
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS

Stats for the IHSSBCA Novice Tournament can be found at;

http://bit.ly/BarringtonNovice
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS

Rousted up enough BHS kids to split into 3 teams...only for Evanston Beacon to withdraw. So, I'm back to a possible chimera for the 22nd spot. :neutral:
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Saketh Dotaraju of Keith Country Day averaged over 80 ppg on PSACA Groundhog Day in the Challenge Division of last year's Barrington Invitational. Assuming he continues playing in high school for Keith, he'll be wrecking a lot of Class A teams in northern Illinois. Megan Wang of Plum Grove (I assume...
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6321

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

"mostly" being a key word here as Barrington A's final match vs. Carbondale had no scoresheet submitted.
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS

Unless someone registers at the 11th hour, we're going to deploy a chimera in the 22nd spot. I didn't want to say 'no' to Whitney Young registering!
by the return of AHAN
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Also, Barrington A won their final match over Carbondale, but the staffer somehow punted the scoresheet and stats remain unknown.
by the return of AHAN
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Earlybird Results 1. Uni A (11-0) 2. Stevenson A (9-2) 3. IMSA A (8-2) 4. Chicago Christian (7-3) 5. Homewood-Flossmoor A (7-3) To be clear, Homewood-Flossmoor swept their five matches in the bottom grouping (3 groups of 8 teams for the double re-bracketing), which makes them 17th. This is not to b...
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6321

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

The score sheet got lost. The hope is that Mrs. Lorinskas, the Carbondale coach, was keeping score and we can reconstruct from there.
by the return of AHAN
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 53
Views: 12819

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I'm interested in a Mac version since all of our devices in my school are Apple products.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7343

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

Bonus #1 in round 5 needs to be fixed. Read it and you'll see why.


EDIT: I also have an issue with TU #7 in round 6.
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

Re: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty

I've entered a twilight zone with respect to middle school coaching. The advent of Discord has created a subculture of players who crave more and more difficult questions, to the point where a few are questioning my use of PSACA for the Challenge Division of my tourney... because it's "too easy." Th...
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11560

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Barrington A will be missing their captain. One of three things will happen with the A team; scenario A: Liam, Roxanne, Michael K (freshman), and one more freshman TBD... Sophia or Aarya most likely choices. scenario B: Liam, Roxanne, Michael K play short-handed scenario C: Liam, Roxanne, Michael K,...
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS

We're at 20 teams now. We're waitlisting until I can get to 24 teams.
by the return of AHAN
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: IESA Style Set Available

May I ask which other conferences?

(EDIT: Hoping I can tout the adoption of Reinstein Quizbowl by other conferences in an effort to promote a bandwagon effect)
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: IESA Style Set Available

Sample set was distributed to the AD's at the most recent Suburban Middle School Conference meeting. They are to take the sets to their coaches and decide if they'd like to switch providers. Hoping for the best...
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PSA: Jeopardy Test for their College Tournament is Oct. 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 3636

PSA: Jeopardy Test for their College Tournament is Oct. 1st

Moderators move this if you think it belongs elsewhere...

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-on-j
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

IHSSBCA Novice (10.12.2019) at Barrington HS

You are invited to register for the IHSSBCA Novice Scholastic Bowl Tournament on the campus of Barrington High School (616 West Main St, Barrington, IL) on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The fee is $50 for the first team, plus $45 for each subsequent team. There are no buzzer discounts, but teams are e...
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9849

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

I've long maintained that pairing TU/bonuses usually has the unintended consequence of having MORE bonuses in categories where the toss-up is missed, since writers strive to ask about something other than the TU category. So, in a 24 TU match, if 4 math TU go dead because both teams are weak at math...
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7343

Re: RAFT Available for 2019-2020 Mirrors (HS Regular)

FYI, the University of Illinois ABT has announced their Earlybird tournament for September 28th*, which pushes your first mirror up by two weeks.



* - October 12th would conflict with the coaches association's statewide novice tournament.
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: 2019 Sparta Fall Tournament - 26th October 2019, Sparta (Mo.) HS

WOW! That's impressive! Full in ~8 hours? And I thought Northwestern's Jr Wildcat filled up fast...
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 7137

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

That's never going to be a problem. Do you see why?
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IESA Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes (5.30.2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 3280

IESA Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes (5.30.2019)

IESA Scholastic Bowl Advisory Committee Meeting Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:00 a.m., IESA Office, Bloomington The following members were present for the meeting: Committee Chair: Jack Small, Moderator; Coach; Dave Knoepfle, Springfield Franklin; Bill Keene, Ottawa Wallace; Missy Frey, Elwood; Ric Drus...