Search found 51 matches

by garciaja
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 32480

Re: Illinois '14-'15

I will be stepping down as co-coach of Centennial and handing over all responsibilities to Mike Sorice, a net gain if you ask anyone. As far as I'm aware, Champaign will still host a Kickoff, IHSA Sectional, Masonic Sectional, and NAQT State. I will be working for an electronic medical records compa...
by garciaja
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wisconsin 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

Re: Wisconsin 2014-2015

I will be in Madison starting this academic year, and would love to help moderate, TD, do stats, or anything quizbowl related since I won't be a coach anymore and want to get involved in the Wisconsin quizbowl scene.
by garciaja
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 25672

Re: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL

Looking at the stats, I noticed that there were a decent number of games that had less than 20 tossups heard, so I did some analysis, and got the following results: (Note: this is only from the games on packets that all teams were guaranteed to play) 32% of the games had less than 20 tossups read, ...
by garciaja
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6769

Re: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014

1. Champaign Centennial
2. Mahomet-Seymour
3. Champaign Central
4. Danville
by garciaja
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64082

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It was the fastest, most efficient, and most well put together seeding meeting ever I have ever been to, which is generally a good thing. I agree with your post's sentiment about the uselessness of the meeting and about me being great. Next time I'm hosting this on Google Hangout, or at a local tri...
by garciaja
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64082

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Out of the Centennial Sectional Coaches' Meeting

1 Bloomington
2 Centennial
3 Streator
4 Crete Monee
5 Normal U High
6 Normal Community
7 Morris
8 Bradley-Bourbonnais
by garciaja
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 25672

Re: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL

Not to detract from Sorice's announcements, but are there any predictions as to who is taking home this trophy?
Image

I predict Bloomington A over Centennial by 5 after we neg on the final tossup on something obvious like Bizet.
by garciaja
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 25672

Re: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL

Field as of 2/19/14 (40) - the more or less "final" version of the field Auburn A Auburn B Auburn C Bloomington A Bloomington B Carbondale Centennial Fenton Glenwood Greenville IMSA A IMSA B Kaneland Keith Latin Litchfield Loyola Metea Valley Mt. Vernon A Mt. Vernon B Naperville North A Naperville N...
by garciaja
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64082

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Hey everyone, the NAQT State thread is up: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15437

Qualified teams should totally register right now!
by garciaja
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)
Replies: 35
Views: 15363

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)

The bottom pool had four teams that were actually at the tournament, so they should have been able to play three afternoon rounds and go home by 4:15. This is the reason we left. We intended to play 3 matches after rebracketing but our opposing team was a no-show presumably because they thought the...
by garciaja
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)
Replies: 35
Views: 15363

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)

I thought this question set was pretty dang good. I'm not sure the set's been cleared, but in general terms it was quite good except for some personal critiques. Overall however, I'd give this question set two thumbs up. {edited to be even more general] The main trouble with this tournament was in i...
by garciaja
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Kickoff Champaign, IL (11/23/13)
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

IHSSBCA Kickoff Champaign, IL (11/23/13)

This year we are pleased to host an IHSSBCA Kickoff Tournament on November 23rd at Champaign Centennial High School. The Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches' Association runs this tournament across the state using NAQT questions, specifically IS-130. Matches will be 5 v 5 and are not timed,...
by garciaja
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18484

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

Not a new college, per se, but I'll be moving to Champaign this June to take a position with Wolfram Research. I'll be enrolled in a few independent-study hours at OSU this fall to prepare for my MA defense, so I may still play in a tournament or two depending on eligibility and time. (I'll probabl...
by garciaja
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66566

Re: Illinois '12-'13

I don't understand our Sectional.
by garciaja
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27242

Re: Masonic

From the Orient of Eastern Illinois:

1. Centennial (Champaign)
2. Mahomet Seymour
3. Central (Champaign)
4. Monticello
by garciaja
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66566

Re: Illinois '12-'13

So.... how about those IHSA Regional postings?
by garciaja
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2335

Re: Turnabouts

At Champaign Centennial,

Dwight defeated Normal Community to win the Championship out of the 26 teams that were there.

Carrollton defeated Blue Ridge (Farmer City) to win the consolation bracket.

David Reamer from Dwight was the top scorer for the morning.
by garciaja
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 94922

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

Champaign Centennial will be fit for the Standard division this year. We'll be there with 1 team.
by garciaja
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66566

Re: Illinois '12-'13

On a separate note, congrats to Colby Burnett, coach for Fenwick HS, one of the best moderators in IL who just made it to the semi-finals on the Jeopardy teachers' tournament. He did a great job representing for Illinois quizbowl.
by garciaja
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

Re: The Future

I agree with James from Carbondale in the sense that quiz bowl should be more accessible . I don't agree with dumbing it down, nor do I think he was suggesting so. However, we could do things to make scholastic bowl more mainstream. One idea for accessibility is to have some IHSSBCA sponsored weekni...
by garciaja
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)

Due to numerous conflict among our own team's players, we've had to cancel this event.
by garciaja
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38371

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Where are the Peoria Christian girls?
by garciaja
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26483

Re: IHSA

Without including question quality (which I think would likely be most peoples answer to this question), what single issue/structural change would you like to see with the IHSA state series. Personally, I would love to see the number of teams at the state tournament expanded. Would the IHSA or ever...
by garciaja
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26483

Re: IHSA

Pools for State: AA: [Champaign Centennial, Macomb, Buffalo Grove, Carbondale], [IMSA, Providence Catholic, New Trier, (Auburn winner)] A: [Chicago Christian, Carterville, Litchfield, Warrensburg-Latham], [Peoria Christian, Cumberland, Athens, Keith Country Day] Last year didn't the pools change du...
by garciaja
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fond Farewell IV
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Fond Farewell IV

Chris Olsen, Tyler Knoblett, Rick Sheahan, and Elliot Campos For most, Chris Olsen is the only name necessary as a three year starter, two time (maybe 3) all-state player who continues to be unmatched in Geography. (I sincerely hope we get to see him in action at Geographic Monstrosity) It seems mo...
by garciaja
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26483

Re: IHSA

I suppose the solution, in any IHSA event, is to name the tournament director as the Athletic Director or other administrator who could download, copy, and seal the question packets before the round. There should also be a moderators' meeting with closed doors to prevent any accidental coach interfe...
by garciaja
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT State
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: NAQT State

I saw that the minutes included in the newest Scholastic Visions suggested moving the tournament to a more centralized location. We could host it in Champaign, or perhaps work with UIUC guys to host it on campus, but is this central enough for most? It should be worth noting that none of this is to ...
by garciaja
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Brain Swaggg-Off @ Centennial - IL (5/5/12)

This is an announcement for the Champaign Centennial Brain Swaggg-Off on May 5th, 2012 in Champaign, IL. We are using the University of Maryland's Spring Tournament set. All teams are invited though this is intended to be a pre-nationals warm-up for many of of those attending. The base cost for this...
by garciaja
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38371

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Dave Adkins is processing the stats through SQBS currently and should have them done sometime soon, perhaps a week or more, according to his email from earlier today.
by garciaja
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38371

Re: Illinois '11-'12

From Springfield Varsity: 1. Macomb A 2. Centennial A 3. Springfield A 4. Peoria Christian A 5-8 in no order: Jacksonville Glenwood A Centennnial B PORTA A Congrats to Tristan and Macomb for clearing the field. I feel well about how Centennial did, scoring 300 in the final which Macomb won with 365 ...
by garciaja
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5178

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

We will be there. We are looking forward to coming back this year.
by garciaja
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:31 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

We'd like to bring two teams if possible.
by garciaja
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:22 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

We are in for one team as of now. Perhaps we'll plug in a second team. I'll let you know after this week.
by garciaja
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 28647

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

Centennial would like to go this year. Something about Uber-competitive makes me wary, but I suppose we'll put our names into that category.
by garciaja
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16137

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

Champaign Centennial will bring one team so long as the field is still open.
by garciaja
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59729

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I don't understand our Sectional seeding pairings. We seeded Central number 8 knowing that they would probably be geographically matched with us, and then we seeded Mahomet higher, at 6 because they said they'd travel. Meanwhile, H-F gets the number 4 seed and NO other seeded teams. What a joke.
by garciaja
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2197

Re: ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011

What would the in-town expense be for people who wanted to go? Surely it would be less than the residential expenses, but since I'm trying to raise funds to send one or two kids on a "scholarship" I'd like to know how much money to raise.
by garciaja
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59729

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Bonito wrote: there isn't much opportunity anymore to host a "pre-nationals warmup."
I'm fairly certain that Champaign won't be hosting anything like QUALM-FREE last year unless its absolutely needed. You could roll with that?
by garciaja
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59729

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

The Kick-Off at Centennial was pretty successful save for a couple of moderator and packet hiccups which were fixed. Places are here. Stats will posted in the next day or so. 1 - Rolling Meadows 2 - Normal Community 3 - Champaign Centennial 4 - Streator 5 - Bradley Bourbonnais A 6 - Paxton Buckley L...
by garciaja
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Kick-Off at Champaign, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 398

IHSSBCA Kick-Off at Champaign, IL

Folks, we are about a week away from hosting a tournament in Champaign, IL at Centennial High School on Saturday November 13th. I am in need of 4 moderators for this event. Format is NAQT with no negs and bonuses which bounce back. Compensation will be $20 and a lunch. If you are in the area and wou...
by garciaja
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2197

Re: ACE Camp June 19-23, 2011

This is great!

I think I can get my entire team to go.
by garciaja
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59729

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

David Riley wrote:Might we assume this means James was rehired after ostensibly being riffed? YAY!!!!!
I will be back coaching Centennial this year. I am also teaching Economics and Math, making me twice as useful.
by garciaja
Sun May 09, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE camp.
Replies: 21
Views: 3189

Re: ACE camp.

We will be sending at least one person (not Chris O.)
by garciaja
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Mirror - 5/8 - Champaign, IL
Replies: 45
Views: 9022

Ben Cooper Memorial Mirror - 5/8 - Champaign, IL

Since Auburn is unable to host the Ben Cooper Memorial, Jonah contacted me and Centennial High School in Champaign, IL has agreed to host on Saturday May 8th. May 1st appeared to be the ideal date, but we are unable to host then because of a marathon that day. The Ben Cooper Memorial: QUizbowl's Ant...
by garciaja
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PROBING FOR INTEREST: Late Season Tourney @ Rockford Auburn
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: PROBING FOR INTEREST: Late Season Tourney @ Rockford Auburn

Champaign Centennial has agreed to host this tournament on May 8th as a mirror. We're looking for a 16-20 team tournament. More information is forthcoming, but staffing should be no big deal because of the proximity of UIUC. Jonah is helping a great deal with this, so either he or I will be posting ...
by garciaja
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9996

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

In the Bradley Bourbannais Sectional: 1. B-B 2. Champaign Centennial 3. Homewood-Flossmoor 4. Lincoln-Way North All-Sectional 1. Brian Ginn (B-B) 2. Chris Olsen (CC) 3. Nat (unsure of school) As far as Glenwood goes, I'm sure their record was great. They are a great team, and utterly dominated us t...
by garciaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9996

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

So, yeah, the seeding meeting... It looks like I'm the one who's going to this. I've never done an IHSA one. I see I get a minute to speak. IMO, it would appear I must lobby for no better than a 3 seed against Carmel, St. Viator, Buffalo Grove, Hersey (?), Highland Park (?), Rolling Meadows (?)... ...
by garciaja
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Live stats from Springfield
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Live stats from Springfield

What format got you guys in a 4-way 6-2 tie in the first place? The first round was randomly drawn and we drew Decatur LSA. After our round we were given a card and told to go to our next room where we were going to play a team with the same record as us. We then played and beat New Berlin, Macomb,...
by garciaja
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Live stats from Springfield
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Live stats from Springfield

Ideally, all ties would be played off on full or partial packets; I don't know the packet or time situation of this tournament, so that may not have been feasible. When playing off the tie doesn't work, PPG is the stat to use for ties created by round-robin scenarios, and bonus conversion is best f...
by garciaja
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Live stats from Springfield
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Live stats from Springfield

I thought it was an interesting way to run a tournament and obviously took a lot of organization, which Springfield did a great job of doing. The moderators were very competent of the rules and that worked out great. Champaign Centennial's Varsity team was in a 4 way tie for first with New Berlin, L...