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by Ent
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

Speaking strictly objectively: 1. Your A team qualified for a tournament that attracts some of the very best talent in the nation in quizbowl, and is a legitimate national tournament. 2. Your A team did well enough to qualify into the playoffs of that tournament (top 126 of 336) 3. Your A team then ...
by Ent
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Congratulations, Ethan Strombeck
Replies: 0
Views: 1650

Congratulations, Ethan Strombeck

Hey Illinois folks ... in case you didn't hear it or see it, our very own Ethan Strombeck won the NAQT IPNCT on Sunday, which is objectively an amazing accomplishment given that the field was stacked with some truly awesome talent. Congratulations to one of Illinois' truly great players.
by Ent
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6572

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Saul, I hate to do this publicly, but I just found out how late this is likely to be before this starts, so I will not be able to make this. I am bummed!
by Ent
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6572

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Please post time and room number, once it is confirmed, please.

Very much looking forward to this!
by Ent
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 12438

Re: Illinois 18-19

Despite being down a game, advantaged to Stevenson, Auburn wins two stressful tight games to claim the 2019 Illinois NAQT Championship. In game one, with the score tied, the clock went off just before Auburn answered the last bonus part to win. Stevenson stormed back in the second half of game 2, bu...
by Ent
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD
Replies: 3
Views: 3052

Re: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD

Speaking as a coach, I want to include my thoughts on continuing something Alex wrote. If you are addressing a MS or HS player, and it is not some emergency issue (like breaking up a fight), I would strongly urge TD's to avoid addressing things like this with a player alone. The coach or chaperone s...
by Ent
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 60530

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Sorry to burst in here late, but I have a concern. I have read this thread front to back now several times, and it is indeed disturbing. I have full faith in the NAQT leadership that the proper action regarding Matt will be taken. And while this whole process has been choppy at times, I think it is ...
by Ent
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 48750

Re: Illinois '17-'18

The 2018 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet will be held at 6:00pm on April 14 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The awards banquet is open to the public and honors All-State players, Illinois State Champions, Hall of Fame Coaches, and the Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl. I...
by Ent
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5971

Re: Accommodating for player needs

Several years ago, the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) fielded a team for the IHSA playoffs. To accommodate, the questions were displayed on an overhead, and were simultaneously read aloud (the thought being that visual display alone might be a great advantage to the hearing impaired team). As I ...
by Ent
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Trash Writing Absofuckinglutely NOT Considered a Fine Art
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: On Trash Writing Absofuckinglutely NOT Considered a Fine

Borel hierarchy wrote:this could have been an audio tu
I'm pretty sure :chip: already did this as an audio tossup.
by Ent
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 47308

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

I might have missed this somewhere ... but I just need a clarification.

Is the "All Games" ranking the official order of final finish, or is the "Playoff" finish the final order of finish?
by Ent
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49256

Re: Illinois '16-'17

But Stevenson has already won TWO other state championships in different formats, and it's not really fair to pooh-pooh their accomplishments, irrespective of what you think of the question quality. Also, don't be so quick to dismiss the rest of the field; if you think question quality is that poor...
by Ent
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 81362

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I have spent the better part of this weekend trying to get on to both neg5 an neg5:3000, and for some reason I cannot get in.

Is anyone else having this problem, or is it just me (which it could be).
by Ent
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13247

Re: IHSA 2017

Unrelatedly, is there a reason that IHSA doesn't keep a public record of individual stats or PPB for their matches? It seems odd, seeing as the unreleased conference stats are supposed to be used as justification for sectional seedings. Even disregarding that, it would be convenient to be able to s...
by Ent
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49256

Re: Illinois '16-'17

I see that the coaches in the Waubonsie Valley sectional were up to their usual "I've never seen this player/team" shenanigans.
by Ent
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)

We just wrapped up. Fenwick's A team defeated Marian Central Catholic's A team in the final, and Palatine defeated St. Viator for third place. Mike may or not be along to heap praise on the readers and scorekeepers who made this a thing, but on the off chance he doesn't, if you were here, and you he...
by Ent
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)

The Turnabout at Fenton is underway, and assuming there are no problems:

*https://neg5.org/t/NklGzPJqHG/stats/tea ... Standings
*https://neg5.org/t/NklGzPJqHG/stats/pla ... dual Stats
by Ent
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/17/16) (Terrapin & NAQT IS-161A)
Replies: 13
Views: 6585

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/17/16) (Terrapin & NAQT IS-161

The Über-Division of NTV has finished with Naperville North defeating Barrington in a one game playoff. Chattahoochee A and Stevenson A finished 3rd and 4th, respectively. The Über stats were kept on Neg 5, and the link a few posts above will take you there. As David Reinstein noted, "Yavin" is the ...
by Ent
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49256

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Kickoff just wrapped up at Stevenson. After running the table in the morning in the competitive division, Barrington faced Stevenson A in an advantaged final. Stevenson won the first game, and then Barrington came from behind at question 16 to win 400-385 for an exciting final game. IMSA A finished ...
by Ent
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 6996

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

I've volunteered in various capacities (moderator, scorekeeper, and stats room), not consistently, but over the past 12 years or so. I've had one, mildly unpleasant experience over that time, and many positive experiences. This summer I have gotten in to the data entry end of things, and have receiv...
by Ent
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2016-17
Replies: 6
Views: 2896

Re: PACE Officers 2016-17

Is that "David Reinstein" David Reinstein, or some other David Reinstein?

Congratulations to PACE. If this is the real David Reinstein, you have an experienced leader who has weathered through difficulties and shown some great results.
by Ent
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28737

Re: 2016 nAC

I find it difficult to accept that a guy with 50 testimonials on his website would make a math mistake like this.
by Ent
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 29928

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

I saw that it is about time to end this thread, and I don't like to keep rehashing the past much, put looking at who started this thread, it shows how much time has really past in just 14 months or so.' To coach Prince, safe travels. I think Illinois quizbowl is much better off for your efforts, and...
by Ent
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 29139

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

A travel nightmare and a David Riley story to boot: Back in 2007, David Riley had to bow out as coach of Team Illinois heading to Panasonic. They had some nice kids going that year, and I was asked to go in David's place against my better judgement. Riley was making the airline reservations. I asked...
by Ent
Sat May 28, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 7559

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

I'll throw out a few things. 1. Before he moderates at a tournament, have him watch some good moderators. While not ideal, there are likely a few on YouTube. I would preview these in advance and pick only good mods to emulate. 2. See if you can get them to moderate at a practice, with a practice mat...
by Ent
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

This was a true competition of champions. Auburn only started to edge away at question 21. Auburn edges Hinsdale Central, 420-355, in a game that was much closer than that.

Truly a phenomenal series of matches. Both teams were worthy teams.
by Ent
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

Game 3 is at the half, and we aren't close to a decision ... Auburn sweeps the penultimate TU/B to take a 10 point lead, only to see Hinsdale Central take the final tossup of the half and sweep to restore a 30 point lead. An outstanding final!
by Ent
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

Game 2 is over ... and we do not have a state champion yet! Auburn storms back for a big win ... 520-295. Game 3 is coming up next.
by Ent
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

A great day of quizbowl looks like it is getting ready to end with a bang! We have just concluded the first game of a best of three final, with Hinsdale Central taking the last two tossups to claim the first game by ten points. Great play on both sides! Game two starting in seconds!
by Ent
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

We are getting ready to start the afternoon session in Urbana, and it has been a great tournament, so far! Undefeated pool champions are Hinsdale Central A, Auburn, Stevenson A, IMSA, and Naperville North. The top individual in the morning was Jakob Myers of Naperville North with 167.14 PPG. Cole Ti...
by Ent
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: David Riley, Rest in Peace
Replies: 9
Views: 6483

David Riley, Rest in Peace

If I have this in the wrong place, I will trust that the Mods will move this to the proper location. It is with a heavy heart that I report to the Quizbowl community the passing of David Riley. David's resume is extensive. Primarily, David was the quizbowl coach at Loyola Academy in Illinois for muc...