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by No Electricity Required
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015

The Earlybird Tournament will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, October 10, 2015. QUESTIONS: We will be mirroring the 2015 Brookwood Invitational Scholar's Bowl set. Information about the set can be found in this thread . FORMAT: The Earlybird tournament will use...
by No Electricity Required
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/4/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5124

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/4/2014

Field has been updated several times. We'll be capping the field at 22 temporarily.
by No Electricity Required
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/4/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5124

Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/4/2014

The Earlybird Tournament will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, October 4, 2014. QUESTIONS: We will be mirroring the 2014 Brookwood Invitational Scholar's Bowl set. Information about the set can be found in this thread . FORMAT: The Earlybird tournament will use ...
by No Electricity Required
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?
Replies: 31
Views: 6290

Re: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?

I'll add some more praise for the Latin American authors. Borges and Garcia Marquez have written some of my favorite pieces of literature (Borges being a short story writer is especially nice if you have a busy schedule). Also Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is exceptionally good.
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-13 NAQT IS set discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8176

Re: 2012-13 NAQT IS set discussion

Christ, I Know wrote:
IS 122 round 2 wrote:...It is the normal number of incisors..

answer: _four_
Um, aren't there usually 8 incisors?
Yeah, there are 8 incisors (4 per jaw). I would say the question was a failure to clarify whether it's per jaw or per both jaws, but there are only 2 canines per jaw.
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 16860

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

Off To See The Lizard wrote:Is the set going to be posted soon?
http://www.hsapq.com/downloads/tournament41/
by No Electricity Required
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66570

Re: Illinois '12-'13

thyringe_supine wrote: Also, is Jackson from Springfield a sophomore?
He is a junior.
by No Electricity Required
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18485

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I'm going to UIUC next year, and I will be playing quizbowl there.
by No Electricity Required
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27242

Re: Masonic

Moline's Sectional was:

1. Macomb
2. Dunlap
3. Moline
4. Princeton

The questions were good.
by No Electricity Required
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 25338

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

On the whole I thought the set was good, but as has previously been mentioned the bonuses with laughable easy part were unpleasant. Enough sets have successfully been accessible without resorting to having as many easy parts that would have been painfully easy to lower-bracket teams that I don't see...
by No Electricity Required
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6821

Re: Kickoffs

PORTA stats: prelims playoffs combined (This is about the combined stats, I haven't really looked at the others.) I don't know if you actually have the SQBS file, but if you do Macomb B has 155 BHrd, but their 15+10 is only 83, and Abe M. has a mysterious 1.0 GP versus Abingdon that shouldn't be th...
by No Electricity Required
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6821

Re: Kickoffs

What I know about the PORTA kickoffs: we (Macomb) finished 1st (9-0) and Glenwood finished 2nd (8-1). Springfield was 7-2, so I think they were 3rd.
by No Electricity Required
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz bowl Topics
Replies: 2
Views: 7164

Re: Quiz bowl Topics

If you want to look at specific distributions used by tournaments to see how often subject-areas come up: NAQT's IS set distribution is posted here . Distributions used by individual house-written sets are found in the threads here (most of them are very similar or identical). HSAPQ's distribution m...
by No Electricity Required
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts
Replies: 16
Views: 8739

Re: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts

I've always found note carding to be the best strategy. Try to find clues that come up multiple times especially, you'll find that they will continue to come up in whatever set you do for tryouts. You don't need to use notecards to become good at quiz bowl. That's just another form of rote memoriza...
by No Electricity Required
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts
Replies: 16
Views: 8739

Re: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts

The thing is I've tried to go through that stuff, but I'm not really sure where to go from there? Should I be writing down everything in a journal? Should I be making flashcards to memorize them? Or should I just power through them? I'm just really at a loss of what you're supposed to do to get the...
by No Electricity Required
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5637

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

Dan-Don said that Northwestern may again have a middle school division for Wake Up Call.
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 26793

Re: Buzzer systems

I agree with Ryan and Adam--Andersons seem like the most reliable and cost-efficient buzzers around.
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7031

Re: IHSA Issues

shrey96 wrote:
Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:I just found out that IHSA is going to keep 1/1 Grammar. I have no idea how this happened.
Wait...but if grammar is back, then what's being lost? Or are packets now 25/25?
I imagine lit is taking a hit from what it was going to be.
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10306

Re: Southern California Date Claim 2012-2013

We took care of criticism from the Macomb mirror (which from our side sounded like it turned out fine) and cleared it. This is almost 100% false. After having discussion with people who were at the NIU mirror, I discovered that almost everything I notified you guys about was not fixed (such as the ...
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 612868

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

ProfessorIanDuncan wrote:does anyone know how i would go about acquiring a HSAPQ packet to use for the tournament? i was leaning towards HSAPQ anyway
Here.
by No Electricity Required
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 612868

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Irvington plans on hosting something at some point, as an introductory pyramidal tournament to Westchester. We would prefer to use an easy set like an A set or mirror a set that isn't too hard. But as all the A sets will be used at some point and I don't know what sets are the best to use for intro...
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 7616

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

I'm actually confused about Garcia Lorca, as I was told by someone who had studied him that "Lorca" should be an acceptable answer on his own. I was also under this impression. Both of these things that look pretty reputable call him "Lorca": http://www.amazon.com/Lorca-Dream-Life-Leslie-Stainton/d...
by No Electricity Required
Wed May 30, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5285

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

twilley287
by No Electricity Required
Wed May 16, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73047

Re: Quizbowl Central

The Atom Strikes! wrote:Hey guys, quizbowldb seems to be down at the moment. Is this a permanent situation? Has it moved? Will it come back?
It seems to be working now.
by No Electricity Required
Sat May 12, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Re: Newsletter

Who gets your newsletter? Is it just via e-mail, or are there paper copies? (Are there any people or schools who get it who don't come to tournaments? Or who don't come often? Or is the intended audience people and schools who are already active?) The newsletter goes to all IHSSBCA members via an e...
by No Electricity Required
Tue May 01, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty/scheduling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Probably the best way for UCF to get involved is to search for existing sets and offering to collaborate. Speaking of this, will there be a thread (like last year) where this can happen (that is, where sets for the next academic year will be announced and clubs wishing to collaborate can offer thei...
by No Electricity Required
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10101

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

Any ties in record at the end of this will be broken based upon who won the head to head match, if a circle of death happens, the two teams with the lowest PPB will play one another on a half packet, and the winner of that will play the team with the highest PPB on another half packet. PPG is a muc...
by No Electricity Required
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Painfully Easy Giveaways
Replies: 30
Views: 6995

Re: Painfully Easy Giveaways

This is kind of an interesting point. My general policy for giveaways (for HS questions and most easy college tournaments anyway) is to give the easiest clue without resorting to stupid tricks ('rhymes with..."; "shares his name with...") or literal "say back what I just said" statements (I might h...
by No Electricity Required
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8285

Re: Back to the future... with the IESA!

Congratulations to Palatine Quest Academy on their regional championship. TWO weeks before it even begins... http://www.iesa.org/activities/scb/assignments_Regional.asp?Year=2012 Best of luck to Mrs. Groh and her team in the sectionals! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Is this real or a mistake?
by No Electricity Required
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: List of Basic books to start out with?
Replies: 2
Views: 2519

Re: List of Basic books to start out with?

Hey you probably saw my forum about how I recently started quiz bowl so I was wondering if there was a good list of resources to start out with to get a great start. I went to the big website everyone was talking about (quizbowl center I think) but I found a lot of to be hard. I found the easiest p...
by No Electricity Required
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13594

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

The tournament was definitely well-run and there was some good competition. However, the set had too many questions that were [types of common links]. I dont know if that's just me, but i really dont like that type of question. When I played the set earlier this month, I thought it had a pretty nor...
by No Electricity Required
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11035

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

MattNC wrote:I keep getting an error message on the database. Anyone else having this issue?
Yeah, the reports are apparently not actually uploaded.
by No Electricity Required
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73047

Re: Quizbowl Central

This may be a dumb question and if so i am sorry. I was wondering if anyone knows how to make an acount. I wanted to try the multiplayer, but when I clicked create, in order to submit a username/password it did nothing. But other than that minor issue the website is really useful and i using enjoy ...
by No Electricity Required
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

So ... anyone else care to post their members poll ballots? Top 20: 1. IMSA A 2. Auburn A 3. Loyola A 4. Carbondale 5. Latin 6. Macomb 7. Belvidere North 8. New Trier 9. IMSA B 10. Buffalo Grove 11. Centennial 12. Stevenson 13. Wheaton Warrenville South 14. Auburn B 15. Loyola B 16. Springfield 17....
by No Electricity Required
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

@ Laird and Prince: Is the IHSA coming after either of you, or is it just me they're after?

(I'll give more details to the general public about this later after I've done some more research into what's happening.)
by No Electricity Required
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26484

Re: IHSA

From what Coach Basque told me some of the coaches at their seed meeting seeded purely based on some statistic (I forgot what he called it) involving W/L record in comparison to games played, which might explain something. Does anyone know if weird inaccurate statistics are a common thing in seedin...
by No Electricity Required
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Overload
Replies: 33
Views: 4799

Re: Tournament Overload

I remember Matt Weiner mentioning stuff about Illinois having a ridiculous amount of tournaments and like, problems with too many of of them in the mid season podcast, but I can't remember what he mentioned off the top of my head Matt Weiner was saying that his criticism of the number of tournament...
by No Electricity Required
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73047

Re: Quizbowl Central

Right now I "don't have permission to access /~sharadmv/ on this server."
by No Electricity Required
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 4783

Re: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship

Seriously, bring the NAQT tournament back down here. Springfield or Bloomington are more than capable of hosting, and the drive is fairly simple (55/155/72 for the former, 55/74/39/Hwy 51 for the latter). The teams that want to come will come. I'd be willing to bet a significant amount of money tha...
by No Electricity Required
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: BMI2 in Bloomington, IL on January 14, 2012

Will this tournament be having bouncebacks?
by No Electricity Required
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 19520

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

I'll be there with an Uber-Competitive team, 0 buzzers, 0 moderators.
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

mrgsmath wrote:Tristan, will full stats be posted at some point?
I wish they would be, but that's something we'll have to work on getting the tournament to do for the future.
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11035

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Andy Woodruff from Macomb wanted me to tell you to reserve him a spot.
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

I thought the set was very good. They've heard the problems (all were pretty minor) that I noticed and I told them some things they might want to look at, so I think it will probably be even better when you get to hear it. I thought it felt pretty similar to OLEFIN, but with bonuses that were a slig...
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Macomb's Varsity tournament was held on good questions for the first time in its 14ish year history yesterday; it was played on the TP-RM-Bellarmine set. What were the coaches and players response to the switch to "good questions"? Teams like PORTA and Glenwood were of course pleased. I didn't real...
by No Electricity Required
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38381

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Macomb's Varsity tournament was held on good questions for the first time in its 14ish year history yesterday; it was played on the TP-RM-Bellarmine set.

Results looked like this:
1. Macomb A
2. Glenwood A
3. PORTA A
4. Moline
by No Electricity Required
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Macomb Frosh-soph (12/17/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: Macomb Frosh-soph (12/17/11)

All the stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/43/ I don't really know what happened in the lower brackets in the playoffs, but there should have/may have been more games than I have knowledge of/scoresheets for. I know a lot of coaches in those brackets seemed pretty displeased th...