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by gack1224
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 4636

Re: Community Chest, A Board/Card Game Side Event

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
adosreme wrote:Agricola
YESSSS!!! I approve of this tournament. :party:
Fixed that for you.
by gack1224
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE down
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

ACE down

Recently forwarded a link to a coach to check out the free stuff (study guides) at acequizbowlcamp.com. Visited today and see that it has been "suspended." Hope that's fixed soon.
Posting here since I don't know an email, and Twitter and Facebook mention nothing.
by gack1224
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT, new moderators, and time
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: NAQT, new moderators, and time

You are correct: the host has set the start for 4:30 and I expect it to be done within 6 hours, or by 10:30. I suggested he set a time limit on all matches; your suggestion is similar. And yes, no bouncebacks. The reason I am concerned is that he said the A-set questions are longer than they usually...
by gack1224
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT, new moderators, and time
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: NAQT, new moderators, and time

Southeast Iowa, Muscatine/Letts area.
by gack1224
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT, new moderators, and time
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

NAQT, new moderators, and time

How would one fit a NAQT A-set tournament into 6 hours given teams and moderators unfamiliar to the format? Do you set an arbitrary time limit on matches or risk having a slow moderator read for 45 min.? Or do you just follow NAQT timing rules to a T? I'm asking for a coach in Iowa who is trying NAQ...
by gack1224
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at U of Washington - 10/30/10
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: TERP Mirror at U of Washington - 10/30/10

Invite people from Digipen. Someone there ought to be interested.
by gack1224
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Copy edit your questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3513

Re: Copy edit your questions

Start the tournament-editing process three hours earlier, have copy-edited packets when the tournament is supposed to start, profit. So a suggestion: Can we set up some kind of network of quizbowlers willing to copy edit at the last minute? It seems like it would not be hard at all to round up a co...
by gack1224
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Copy edit your questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3513

Re: Copy edit your questions

I don't know if this is already the case for some sets, but I would suggest using Google Docs for regular or emergency editing, the benefits being that multiple people could work on the same document, correcting different errors simultaneously, and it's fairly easy to use, being secure and compatib...
by gack1224
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Copy edit your questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3513

Re: Copy edit your questions

I don't know if this is already the case for some sets, but I would suggest using Google Docs for regular or emergency editing, the benefits being that multiple people could work on the same document, correcting different errors simultaneously, and it's fairly easy to use, being secure and compatibl...
by gack1224
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XIII Results
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: TRASHionals XIII Results

"When might this set be posted in the Wastebin?...." "As TRASH may be considering outsourcing these packets for mirrors for those teams unable to make it down South, please DO NOT talk about the questions in an open forum." If and when the last mirror takes place? Well... May, June... do you have a...
by gack1224
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XIII Results
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: TRASHionals XIII Results

When might this set be posted in the Wastebin?
by gack1224
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)
Replies: 58
Views: 6810

Re: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)

This tournament rocked. ... Nathan did a fantastic job organizing everything.... I'll echo this sentiment. Everything occurred essentially on time and given the excellent materials Mr. Hollinsaid had created, including rule summaries, brackets, nice scoresheets, everything was easy to do. There was...
by gack1224
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 15302

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Northwestern or UMN-Twin Cities.
by gack1224
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf F/S and Varsity NAQT (IA) 3/27/2010
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Bettendorf F/S and Varsity NAQT (IA) 3/27/2010

Did this happen? Yes. Out of 8 teams, North Cedar placed first followed by Wilton A. The top F/S team in the field was Davenport Central. Stats are available here . We used an A-set because there was a small field with F/S teams and these teams would get frustrated a lot more if we used a regular s...
by gack1224
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations
Replies: 17
Views: 4522

Re: Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations

When is your tournament? If it's a few weeks away, you can get the buzzer fixed by then. I'm somewhat planning for it to be fixed by then; I'm not sure I'll be able to get RI's set for various reasons including that they don't usually loan out their system to other schools when they're not attendin...
by gack1224
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations
Replies: 17
Views: 4522

Re: Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Are there just absolutely no teams in your area with systems?
We have one; it's broken. Moline has 2. Central has 1. Rock Island has 1. It would be a big inconvenience to ask Sterling or those teams 1 hr+ away for their systems. Otherwise, not many reasonable opportunities.
by gack1224
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)
Replies: 58
Views: 6810

Re: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)

I will gladly accept the help of any local high school scholastic bowl players.... I'd like to help. What time would should I get there? Awesome. I'll send you an e-mail with details about a month before the tournament. Do you know of any Iowa teams that might be interested in attending? If so, let...
by gack1224
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations
Replies: 17
Views: 4522

Alternatives to Buzzer Systems, in dire situations

I'm planning on hosting a mirror of Trashtastrophe and Trashtwostrophe, all in one day. Teams are doubles, and the ratio of teams to buzzer teams is about 4:1. Is there any cheap and legitimate method of creating or using an alternative lockout system? I'm working on borrowing sets, but even then I'...
by gack1224
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)
Replies: 58
Views: 6810

Re: Albus Dumbledore Memorial (4/17/2010) @ IVCC (Oglesby, IL)

Stephen Colbert wrote:I will gladly accept the help of any local high school scholastic bowl players....
I'd like to help. What time would should I get there?
by gack1224
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 20396

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Hmm....I wonder how many nervous administrators there would be if they found out a national tournament was held in Vegas... I'm thinking all of them. I disagree. Two years ago, the National Forensics League held their national tournament there so I think Las Vegas is a sort of legitimate place give...
by gack1224
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Colloquy and IRC
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Colloquy and IRC

I'm trying to use Colloquy on a Mac. The list of servers doesn't include SlashNet. What do I do?

EDIT: Never mind.
by gack1224
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26955

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared

Sorry; missed that.
by gack1224
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26955

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared

9. This leader defeated Jozsef Alvinczi at the Battle of Arcole and had previously defeated Johann Beaulieu at the Battle of Lodi. Fourteen articles resulted from this leader’s attendance of the Congress of Erfurt after the Duke of Brunswick died as a result of this leader’s victory at the Battle o...
by gack1224
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf F/S and Varsity NAQT (IA) 3/27/2010
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Bettendorf F/S and Varsity NAQT (IA) 3/27/2010

The Invitation Your team is invited to Bettendorf’s Varsity and F/S tournament on March 27, 2010 . We will be using NAQT IS-94 for the Varsity division and IS-93A for the Frosh/Soph division. If you are unfamiliar with NAQT questions, a sample packet can be found here . We will be using NAQT rules ...
by gack1224
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 99
Views: 12887

Re: Kickoffs

I saw three powers all day, two of them on trash, and none of them in the playoff rounds. Bonuses were similar. I saw I think three bonuses thirtied all day, one of which was on the rebound. There might've been one or two others that the two teams combined for thirty on. And when they knew there wa...
by gack1224
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

ieppler wrote: The Questions: Exceed “industry standards” -- second to none in quality.
Now it's perhaps even better: "The Questions: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of question quality and academic relevance."
by gack1224
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE

The results Jonah listed are correct; the Taft stats are for Varsity only. The stats for the Novice/Frosh.-Soph. division will be up on the NAQT site in the next week or so. The Fall Novice Set was fine, though I would estimate that it was slightly above the field's general strength. There were a fe...
by gack1224
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa '09-'10
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Iowa '09-'10

The website and and certification for the Iowa Quiz Bowl Association is mostly operational at www.iowaquizbowl.com. I encourage anyone from the surrounding area (Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, etc.) to copy your post from the Tournament Announcements at this site and post it in the forum ...
by gack1224
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

There's one like this in Boone, IA as well. Same thing essentially. Is there really much of a circuit in Iowa? The DM-Ames-Iowa City area in the heart of Iowa has some potential, but I don't ever recall there ever being a tournament. I may ask my family to do some investigating. Apparently Ankeny h...
by gack1224
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

There's one like this in Boone, IA as well. Same thing essentially.
by gack1224
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/17/09 (IA)

Yay, we got permission to use the Fall Novice set. Also, it is definite that we will obtain, at HSAPQ's discretion/ability, a mACF packet for the varsity division. As far as the division goes, mostly discretion. I encourage Illinois teams to bring their F/S teams to the Novice division. As for Iowa ...
by gack1224
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa '09-'10
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Iowa '09-'10

So I'm wondering if any Iowa teams are online here this year, seeing as none were last year.

Join the new organization, Iowa Quiz Bowl Association! Open to out-of-state members!
by gack1224
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '09-'10
Replies: 44
Views: 7265

Re: Texas '09-'10

Just out of curiosity, and for the benefit of my cousins, are there any teams or tournaments within 90 minutes of the Dallas area?
by gack1224
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Bettendorf F/S and Varsity 10/17/09 (IA)

The schedule is up at the link provided. Basically, we want to get going at 8:50 and get people to lunch by 12:30. I decided to put in about 40 min. to account for breakdowns, i.e. not everyone gets done between 25 and 30 min. Hopefully, everyone will be on their way home a little after 5:30 p.m. Of...
by gack1224
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Bettendorf Novice and Varsity 10/10/09 (IA) DATE CHANGE

Bettendorf F/S and Varsity Side-By-Side Event October 10, 2009 Bettendorf High, 3333 18th St., Bettendorf IA 52722 This event will be held on the 10th instead of the 17th because of a conflict with State Marching Band Contest. Format : Fall Novice Set for Varsity. NAQT 87A for Novice. Round-robin pl...
by gack1224
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8816

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

I suppose you're right, Jonah; the calendar looks really full this fall and Oct. 17 looks like a good date for another HSAPQ event. Theoretically, though, teams could just wait until January or February to use that third set. :smile: And I do not want to contend with the idea that it's not overkill ...
by gack1224
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8816

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

Bettendorf could host an HSAPQ event in April... but I'm not sure most of the interested teams from Chicago would be willing to make the trip after the "season" is over. And isn't it a little overkill to have 3 HSAPQ events in October (if you include perhaps Oct. 17)? Gotta save some for later, you ...
by gack1224
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA

Thanks for the offer Mr. Riley, but we have a small enough field that we have an abundance, and fortunately not a shortage, of help. Since we had a lot of moderator offers this year and a fairly small field, we're looking at a different cost structure for next year, possibly allowing the first half ...
by gack1224
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHS Scholars' Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 776

NHS Scholars' Bowl

I'm under the impression that this a frowned upon competition, but I'd like to know for sure.

What question provider does it use?
When is it?
Where is it?
Has anyone every been to it and can speak to its quality (or lack thereof)?
by gack1224
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA

Regina signed up today. I am inclined to have as many rounds as possible, but finals should last only 3 rounds. I'll look at the schedule again....
by gack1224
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA

PV has not responded to any emails. Next year we may just mail something.

The tournament will have 12 rounds (6 and 6). Visit the website for the updated schedule.
by gack1224
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa 08-09
Replies: 45
Views: 5407

Re: Iowa 08-09

I've started a small website for Iowa high school quiz bowl where I'll try to post tournament dates and link to results. Please let me know if there is a tournament that needs to be posted.
by gack1224
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA

Just updated. Muscatine signed up today; so far, a very small field.

Up-to-date information is often available here.
by gack1224
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/29/09) Bettendorf, IA

Due to my error with dates, the date in the headline is wrong. The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 28, NOT March 29.

Perhaps a moderator can change this?
by gack1224
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Out-of-Season Mirrors?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Interest in Out-of-Season Mirrors?

I noticed that BATE and HAVOC are looking for mirrors in the Midwest. Since most dates are full through March 21, this tournament would likely be held after State Finals/the Illinois season ends. Is any school hosting one in Illinois? Or, if Bettendorf were to host one or the other in March or April...
by gack1224
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf F/S Invitational (02/21/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Bettendorf F/S Invitational (02/21/09) Bettendorf, IA

For some reason I thought I saw a note somewhere on naqt.com. I am mistaken; Set 82A will not be used at Illinois NAQT State, for a JV division or otherwise.
by gack1224
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf F/S Invitational (02/21/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Bettendorf F/S Invitational (02/21/09) Bettendorf, IA

The field is starting to fill in. Also, please note that Fenton will also be using IS-82A for their JV division, at Illinois State NAQT.
by gack1224
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bettendorf Invitational (03/28/09) Bettendorf, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: Bettendorf Invitational (03/29/09) Bettendorf, IA

This tournament will now use IS-83, which will also be used at Huskie Bowl.

In addition, it is now PACE-affiliated.
by gack1224
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa 08-09
Replies: 45
Views: 5407

Re: Iowa 08-09

Ok fine. Better examples include: Studs Terkel, Bruce Ivins, David Halberstam, Solzhenitsen, St. Exupery, L'Engle. Etc.
by gack1224
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa 08-09
Replies: 45
Views: 5407

Re: Iowa 08-09

As for a date, next year in the fall.