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by Geringer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42205

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

I'm going to go ahead and blame my awful HSQB Mafia on Andy while no one is looking.
by Geringer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trashtastrophe 3: Steal This Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 993

Trashtastrophe 3: Steal This Tournament

Trashtastrophe 3: Steal This Tournament - Preliminary Announcment WHAT? After close to three years of delays, I believe that I will finally have the time to write/edit another trash set. Like my previous two installments, T3 will focus on accessibility in the answer spaces and will likely be more "m...
by Geringer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 6930

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

I'll be writing Fremd again (varsity set only this time), so that third Saturday in January would be a solid time to host an upper-echelon invite. I'm aiming to make the set better and more difficult than last year, but it probably wont be much more difficult than an IS set.
by Geringer
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15075

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Among many other things that I have noticed but have already pointed out already, there were four issues that I noticed that, if fixed, could ease burdens for next year's crew. 1. Staff, especially staff running games and control rooms, shouldn't have access to the liveblog. I know it would make it ...
by Geringer
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15377

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Colby Burnett wrote:I am actually very good at Trash, and throwing myself as a free agent in the meantime.
If you're interested in teaming up, I'm looking for a few teammates.
by Geringer
Mon May 09, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I am about to step down from coaching, at least temporarily. PACE NSC next month will be my last coaching gig for a long time. New Trier will still host and enter the same tournaments next year as we usually do. In all likelihood, I am going to write the Masonic Tournament next year. (If anybody wa...
by Geringer
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest check: Chicagoland tournament, 4/30 or 5/21
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Interest check: Chicagoland tournament, 4/30 or 5/21

If people wanted to run some sort of guerilla trash event, I might be able to contribute a packet and provide some nominal double-answer-line checking as I wont be playing.
by Geringer
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Some brief comments on the questions after reading sectionals at Latin. 1. Tossup length and quality varied dramatically. While I suspect that this might be a symptom of different question writers having different styles, I find it frustrating to see six line tossups with a high clue density followe...
by Geringer
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Dominator wrote:Has anyone ever suggested that there be less of it?
:capybara:

EDIT: You must be new here.
by Geringer
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 24710

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

5. Ben from Carbondale HS attended the tournament as a one-man team, and his coach Mrs. L also attended to help staff. While she was a decent moderator (despite her frequent side-comments between questions), a mistake made by her cost us a game against Illinois which we should have easily won. Spec...
by Geringer
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17146

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Hey, I didn't really want to be the guy to say this, but there are definitely some logistical concerns for teams traveling to this tournament. March 5th is the day after Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, and somewhere around 40,000 (or more) people travel to Champaign for this occasion. As such, inbound...
by Geringer
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

If any proposal is to be made, it should concentrate more on how the sectionals themselves are structured (some are rather top-heavy) rather than how they are seeded. Well, I mean, no. IHSA Sectionals are geographically decided and, short of schools adding or dropping individual events, more or les...
by Geringer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Let us not forget that in two months we'll discuss how little this tournament matters because of factors entirely independent of how teams are seeded. Especially at the regional level, the variation between the quality of the rounds makes a far larger difference in outcome than the seeding itself. I...
by Geringer
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6287

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

There are obviously lots of huge snow banks and patches of ice, but at least when I checked this morning E3 looked like it was almost at full operating capacity again.
by Geringer
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6287

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

I WILL STAFF FOR THE GLORY OF UIUC ABT.
by Geringer
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I will post at length about the tournament later. I obviously made mistakes, some tossups had bad leadins, and the grammar wasn't the greatest. One of my Donald Taylor questions also had an aside referencing "idiot coaches" that somehow eluded my editing. But yeah, easy tossups meant high conversion...
by Geringer
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Does NAQT write their Illinois sets to the IHSA specifications with 3/3 Math or whatever per 16/16 round?
by Geringer
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5862

Re: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2010)

I will consider moderating this if you need warm bodies to read packets.
by Geringer
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

littleindia70 wrote:My final point... NAQT sets are horrendous.
What would be your alternative to NAQT, might I ask?

Please stay on the forums long enough to give me your opinion after a certain January 22nd tournament. I am interested in your opinion, especially if NAQT isn't your bag.
by Geringer
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS
Replies: 27
Views: 6948

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS

I will staff this. My recent exploits as a scorekeeper in the bottom bracket of the lower division aside, I can probably lock down a room for you quite nicely.
by Geringer
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 100
Views: 44353

Re: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)

I believe Auburn D defeated Crete-Monee B 20-10, not the other way around. I was informed by an intermediate party speaking with Auburn D that they had lost by 10 points, and that the score was 20-10. I did not receive the scoresheet for this game; if anyone has it, or knows where I can procure acc...
by Geringer
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9404

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I would like to join Rom's team, assuming this tournament is adequately moderated and staffed. Otherwise, I'm more than happy to moderate.
by Geringer
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18070

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

I'm eagerly anticipating reading the answer lines for this tournament. I mean, seriously, 3/3 math. 3/3 MATH! This tournament might account for more unique math answer spaces than the entirety of the college circuit from the last year, possibly even two or three years, or possibly longer than that. ...
by Geringer
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 2450

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

I would like to staff this...certification forthcoming, I hope.

EDIT: OH MY GOD HOW MANY SECONDS AM I SUPPOSED TO GIVE THEM FOR A MULTIPLE CHOICE COMPUTATIONAL DRIVER'S ED TOSSUP IHSA IS IMPOSSIBLE
by Geringer
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

We probably should hesitate to criticize teams that start Central Illinois Conferences using decent questions, host a Kickoff, host a Frosh/Soph Tournament using an A Set, and host a Class A Tournament using an IS Set. Seconded. I think PORTA, as well as Greenville, Springfield, and Chatham-Glenwoo...
by Geringer
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois TERP mirror?
Replies: 38
Views: 3523

Re: Trashtastrothree-Preliminary Announcement

Per recommendation, I'm writing an academic set this semester (albeit in the IHSA format). T3 will probably get the rolling after I finish that around January. @Chris: Craig Messner or David Garb would be the people to talk to about that. I'm only involved with the Illinois team on a staffing basis ...
by Geringer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5875

Re: Eligibility

I think I can bring an interesting viewpoint to this discussion in that I have discussed some of these issues with the lowest-bracket teams at EFT and previous tournaments. Let's take a walk in their shoes: EFT was billed as a novice tournament. From my perspective, novice tournaments are supposed t...
by Geringer
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59563

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Re: South of I-80. My IHSA state favorite for this year has to be Carbondale. They have a much easier road than most other teams to get upstate. As far as I remember, the vast majority of Carbondale's PPG is returning this year (Chametz) and based on my little exposure to the C-Dale team, I think th...
by Geringer
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholastic Community Outreach Program
Replies: 10
Views: 5040

Re: Scholastic Community Outreach Program

Great stuff. I may be able to offer Greenville as a site for Oct 30, but I'm afraid that would be over-egging the pudding in this part of the state since you have sites at Springfield & Carbondale. I'll be in touch. I think a late mirror of this tournament may be in order for your neck of the woods...
by Geringer
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49810

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

So based on the numbers, it looks like the Illinois teams fit together if I decide to drop. I can't get a sub for work. Sorry about the late notice.
by Geringer
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How small is the math canon?
Replies: 42
Views: 6021

Re: How small is the math canon?

What about Erdos? Far more famous for his ludicrous life story than for his mathematics, much of which (actually, everything I've encountered) is well out of the reach of high schoolers--for the most part, anyway. And this is really a problem. I've studied a lot of the work of Erdos. He did a lot o...
by Geringer
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Actual Online Scrimmages
Replies: 24
Views: 4984

Re: Interest in Actual Online Scrimmages

Is there any way people could use ventrilo for this instead of the IRC?
by Geringer
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trashtastrothree-Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Trashtastrothree-Preliminary Announcement

Trashtastrothree-Preliminary Announcement This is a preliminary announcement for the third installment of Trashtastrophe, an all pop culture set written with accessibility in mind. Unlike the previous two installments, T3 will include bonuses. I encourage high school hosts, however, to run this as a...
by Geringer
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

dtaylor4 wrote:Did one game seriously end in a 0-0 tie?
No. We needed to put something in as a placeholder. After Round 6, we took a lunch break. Two teams decided not to come back. Instead, 3(?) more rounds were played in various rooms with scrimmage or drafted teams. BELFAST followed.
by Geringer
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Everything is going well in Illinois. We did have a brief issue with some players having already heard a packet that they shouldn't have heard, but that's been resolved. The Enemies of Turok-Colby Burnett, Brian Hight, and Jeremy White- are putting up just over 500ppg. Sorice Brutality-Mike Sorice, ...
by Geringer
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey guys, I'm also going to send out an email about this to the people that I can, but we're stuck at seven teams right now. I will prepare for both a seven and eight team tournament and you guys can decide in the morning if you'd like to switch some players around to play more games.
by Geringer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: academic trash?
Replies: 10
Views: 1850

Re: academic trash?

The Moviegoer wrote:Berkeley teaches a class on Brood War:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7XiE_V0PZ8

"Academic trash" would be impossible to codify,however.
Quizbowl certainly requires more vespene gas.
by Geringer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not blind to the entire field. That leaves sixteen rounds left plus an extra 21/21 packet for tiebreakers. EDIT: Mike said that. DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there...
by Geringer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not blind to the entire field. That leaves sixteen rounds left plus an extra 21/21 packet for tiebreakers. EDIT: Mike said that. DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there ...
by Geringer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Should the whole BELFAST set be complete, how many rounds would we end up running all together (trash & academic)? Hopefully about sixteen . I think it's doable and we'll hopefully get done by 6pm if we're quick about it. EDIT: Actually, the trash tournament will probably be seven rounds in the RR ...
by Geringer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I think we've got about the perfect number of teams for a full round-robin. I basically have unlimited packets to play with, so potentially if there is a three-way tie at the end I have enough packets to round-robin those teams, etc. On the other hand, if a team convincingly clears the field by two ...
by Geringer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I'm planning on running whatever Tanay has ready. If it means four rounds with a screwy distro, that's what it's gonna be.

Also, Volgman, I think I could use you.
by Geringer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

jdeliverer wrote:The 1st posts still reference BELFAST, which apparently isn't going to be ready, unless I missed something or you know something I don't.
Yeah, you did. Tanay picked up a few extra writers.
by Geringer
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey guys, I updated the posts upthread with the information you should need.
by Geringer
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Dan-Don wrote:So what's the word re: academic set? is BELFAST on for sure?
As of now, yes. I managed to snag three email addresses for Andy, so those emails are currently in cyberspace waiting reply.
by Geringer
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

hey, ANGST is apparently happening or something. Want to see if we can play some of it at your tournament, Jeff? Either way I'm probably still going but might not play/get absolutely owned on trash so I would be a staffer. Yeah, Chuck is right. I've tried to get a mirror of this and the guy has gon...
by Geringer
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16128

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

If you're planning on attending this tournament, please post or let me know via email.

Thanks, y'all.
by Geringer
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 9577

Re: Pre-Nationals Poll

So the question is, which one of these guys also attends LPHS?
by Geringer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10115

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

I agree with Brad. Also, it's Boone rather than North Boone, which makes it unlikely to be from Illinois. So, the only Illinois team is one that is five hours away. LaGrange, IL is right by Brookfield and the only high school in town is Lyons Township. It's a huge school. EDIT: I don't think I'm su...
by Geringer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37668

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

What were those physics questions that you think were too hard? I'm curious. Off the top of my head, I remember the RLC circuits bonus giving us trouble. The AP Physics C test might have one multiple choice question about RLC circuits, but usually sticks to RC or RL and never asks anything that in ...