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by Coach G
Thu May 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 13333

Re: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list pleas

There was a pre-nats octangular this past Saturday at the U of I (Champaign-Urbana), mirroring the Prison Bowl set.
The stats were done using neg-5, and can be seen from the IHSSBCA tournament central page.
by Coach G
Wed May 25, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 21999

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

Fred - Here are two college sets played by several Illinois teams that I don't see on your list: the Missouri Open college set used at the New Trier Varsity Tournament Dec. 19 - uber division.
Also, the ACF Fall set at NIU on Nov. 7. DCC also played at NIUI.
by Coach G
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11188

Re: IHSA 2016

Brad, no need to bring the veggies. The pasta bar lunch includes "seasoned vegetables" this year. :smile:
by Coach G
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 5118

Re: Masonics 2015

In the interests of accuracy. . .the score was 350 -270, the two teams combining to score 620 out of the 640 points available - two bonus parts were not converted by either team. Jeff, you are right that they went 8 - 8 on the tossups, so the difference was in the bonuses. Fremd missed just two part...
by Coach G
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64159

Re: Illinois '13-'14

We had Subway sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies. :-) Eight coaches attended. Seedings: Auburn 1, Kaneland 2, Boylan 3, Crystal Lake South 4, Woodstock Marian 5, Stillman Valley 6, Belvidere North 7, Prairie Ridge 8 Regional hosts: Auburn, Kaneland, Boylan, Belvidere North Jeff, sorry this post i...
by Coach G
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 25691

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

We (Auburn) are driving down on Saturday morning, so would definitely appreciate a later start. How about 9:30? With experienced moderators and timed rounds, things should move quickly.
by Coach G
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ease of Powers
Replies: 27
Views: 6382

Re: Ease of Powers

Lee - I think another factor here is the increase in strong middle school programs in at least some parts of the country, and the fact that more middle school teams are playing on pyramid style questions (even if their "official" state associations don't use them yet). The players from these program...
by Coach G
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64159

Re: Illinois '13-'14

We were not surprised by Stevenson's strong performance, either, considering how they did at Nationals last spring and what players they have returning. They looked really solid in the two matches we played them - though their bonus points average for the day was 22+, they scored 24+ and 26+ bonus p...
by Coach G
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)
Replies: 35
Views: 15367

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

Rockford Auburn would like to participate, with one team for sure and probably a second one (we're still working on transportation). We'll bring two buzzer systems.
by Coach G
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 95705

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

Thanks to Jonah, David and New Trier for another great tournament. Things ran smoothly, the moderators did a good job, the competition was good. . .and the snow came earlier in the week so roads were pretty clear by Saturday. :-) Jonah and Kristin, I will email you about stats - I found a few errors...
by Coach G
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 17336

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)

Aaron - Sorry, but Auburn will not be able to come on Jan. 5.
by Coach G
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 17336

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)

Aaron - Auburn is interested in bringing one team to this (competitive division, please), if we can work out transportation; we are on vacation from classes until Jan. 7.
by Coach G
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

Field update: Coach Wanner let me know that Plainfield North is not able to come; Whitney Young and Christian Life cancelled.
I am offering those three spots to Metea Valley B, Latin B, and Sterling Newman. If they can join us, that still leaves a field of 30, with Wheaton Academy C "in the wings".
by Coach G
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

I am starting this thread for the Dec. 1 Auburn HFT Mirror to share information, answer questions, and report results of the tournament. As of earlier this afternoon, the field, in alpha order, is: Auburn -2 Belvidere North -2 Carbondale Chicago Latin Detroit Central Catholic Dorman Fenton IMSA - 2 ...
by Coach G
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8260

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Thanks, Jonah. Kristin, I understand. I mentioned it because I didn't want someone who wasn't there to look at the stats for that round and think that 7 tossups went dead. By the way, lest anyone have misunderstood my post above, I meant that our team, not the tournament itself, got off to a slow st...
by Coach G
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8260

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Thanks, Brad and Kristin, for hosting this. Although we got off to a slow start, we enjoyed the day. A stats correction that doesn't make a difference in the outcome, but in the interest of accuracy: in the tie-breaker we played against Aurora Way East (315-10), we just heard 13, not 20, tossups.
by Coach G
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call III at Northwestern (10/27/12)
Replies: 16
Views: 7640

Re: Wake-Up Call III at Northwestern (10/27/12)

Rockford Auburn may be able to bring one team if you expand the field.
by Coach G
Fri May 11, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

Re: IHSA Issues

That's a typo, and will be corrected. It should read: if the answer is incorrect (or the team passes). . .
by Coach G
Thu May 10, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

Re: IHSA Issues

"So, like, scholastic bowl is now quiz bowl with matching tops?". . .
. . . .and five players, computational math, less history, and a few miscellaneous questions.
by Coach G
Thu May 10, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38448

Re: Illinois '11-'12

What? No mention of kefir in the Slate article? I'm disappointed.
by Coach G
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26515

Re: IHSA

Re powerful class AA teams/pools at IHSA State, I think the toughest, collectively most powerful pool in the eleven years since they've used the round-robin pools format was in 2007: Carbondale (Justin St. was capt.), Wheaton North (Greg G. and company), Bloomington (Christina, the young man who was...
by Coach G
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13742

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

At practice today after school Abid told me about the request from RM to use RAVE, and we are happy to provide that set for your tournament this Saturday. Abid will be contacting you this evening regarding details, and has the final proofread set (12 rounds plus a set of tiebreaker/replacement quest...
by Coach G
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics
Replies: 61
Views: 9176

Re: Masonics

A few comments about today's Masonic Sectionals: (1) The questions were a significant improvement over the last two years. Thanks, David. (2) At the site we attended (Belvidere North), things went pretty smoothly, the moderators did a good job, and we were done playing seven rounds shortly after 3 p...
by Coach G
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8951

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

For anyone wishing to compare the Auburn HFT stats with those from other HFT sites, please note that the first nine rounds were played on packets 1-9, but that the two finals matches between Auburn and IMSA were played on packets 14 and 15, which were more difficult than the others. Both teams had l...
by Coach G
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8951

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

I'm not sure why the playoff toss-up and bonus data didn't get put in the stats correctly, since the morning stats were correct and the same people were entering the information. I didn't know about the problem until just now (I went to bed before seeing the stats posted here). I have the score shee...
by Coach G
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8951

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

Field update and schedule: Boylan has confirmed, bringing one team, to make a field of 18 (3 pools of six in the morning, followed by rebracketing for the afternoon, based on morning results). Loyola and IMSA have both asked about entering their C teams, for a total of 20. With 20 teams, we could ei...
by Coach G
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8951

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

Here's the field so far: Auburn 2 Belvidere North Carbondale IMSA 2 Keith Country Day Loyola 2 Macomb New Trier Stevenson 2 Wheaton North 2 Wheaton-Warrenville South 2 Maybe/interested: Boylan Guilford Unfortunately, the MSL(or is it the CSL?) has its tournament the same day, so members of that leag...
by Coach G
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8951

Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

I'm starting this thread for information and discussion about the Harvard Fall Mirror tournament we are hosting at Rockford Auburn (IL.) on Dec. 3. We anticipate having a field of from 20 to 30 teams. We will either have pool play in the morning, with rebracketed groups in the afternoon based on the...
by Coach G
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5538

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

Corrections to my post of last night - Loyola was 2nd, IMSA 3rd - not the other way around. And Andrew Wang of New Trier (not Dylan of Belvidere North) was first on the All-Tournament team, with an average of 137. My apologies to those involved - I'm blaming the errors on my being really tired. For ...
by Coach G
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5538

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

Here are a few results of the matches in the afternoon championship bracket; Donald gave Jonah complete stats, which he will post here and on the IHSSBCA web site (tournament central) soon. Auburn came in first, going 7-0. Its closest match was round 11, against Loyola A; the score: 415 - 395. IMSA ...
by Coach G
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5538

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

If the questions were at the level of difficulty of the PACE NSC, then I would certainly favor awarding 20 points for a power. However, since they are at a "regular" level of difficulty, it will be 15.
by Coach G
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5538

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

To clarify the issue regarding negs, there was not a change from the original plan, which was to have bouncebacks and no negs. I know some of our team players disagree with having no negs. But since (1) we have a mix of very experienced teams as well as new/less experienced teams, and (2) it is rela...
by Coach G
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38448

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Yes, indeed, I thought the Fall Novice set was going to be used at Moline, both because I heard the coach say at a meeting in August that he was going with that set instead of his previous question supplier, and then I saw it listed on the IHSSBCA web site tournament calendar when I was working on o...
by Coach G
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 28668

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

Rockford Auburn would like to enter its A and B teams in the U-C division, and a C team in the Standard division. I don't know yet if we'll have enough for a D team, given that vacation starts that day.
by Coach G
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38448

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Since it looks like Belvidere North is no longer hosting a tournament on Feb. 4, Auburn would like to take that date to host a varsity tournament, not yet named. It is being housewritten by our seniors, mainly Lloyd and Abid, with some help from alumni.
by Coach G
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota High School Novice Tournament - 3.24
Replies: 20
Views: 8045

Re: Minnesota High School Novice Tournament - RESCHEDULED

Eliza - I got your email about mirroring this set, and tried to email you twice about it, but neither email went through. Would you please email me a sample packet? We at Rockford Auburn are definitely interested, but want to see a packet first. FYI the email addresses I sent to were the suac one an...
by Coach G
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 97027

Re: On-going season rankings

Fred, PACE seeding committee, and others interested in rankings/seeding - I assume you take into account when a team is missing regular starting players at a tournament. Can you always tell this from the stats, or would it be helpful for coaches/players to send you specific instances when this happe...
by Coach G
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Brad - The previous weekend they have the class 1A and 2A basketball finals at the PCC; that is not an "empty" weekend. I don't know if there really is anywhere in the PCC that would be far enough removed to not hear the basketball-related noise. It has been noticeable in at least some of the rooms ...
by Coach G
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

And, I meant to add to the prior post, congratulations to all of these wonderful, dedicated players.
by Coach G
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Matt - I think all of the AA players' names are spelled right. For class A, I'm sure the Keith player's name is spelled with just an "f", not "pf". I don't know for sure about the other class A names. . .esepcially Greg's surname :smile:
by Coach G
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Here are the team seedings from the Rockford Auburn Sectional (* indicates regional hosts): 1. Rockford Auburn* 2. Belvidere North* 3. Maple Park Kaneland* 4. Burlington Central 5. Woodstock Marian Central* 6. Rockford Boylan 7. Rockford Guilford 8. Marengo All-Sectional Team: Lloyd Sy (Auburn), Dyl...
by Coach G
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I don't know how to edit a prior post, so I'll just post a correction here. Belvidere North was 7-3, not 8-2 at the Knights' Challenge. Sorry for the error above.
by Coach G
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59765

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I would like to thank the moderators who read at the Knights' Challenge yesterday - Tom Egan, Brad Fischer, Kristin Strey, David Riley, Dayne Rogers, Danielle Long, Tyler Kerr, Paul Gutowski, and Kyle Anderson, as well as current varsity players Abid Haseeb, Samantha George, Saad Sheikh, Alex Cooper...
by Coach G
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: When is F/S not F/S
Replies: 16
Views: 2482

Re: When is F/S not F/S

Jonah, I am saddened to see that you did not include Auburn's Knights' Challenge among the frosh-soph tournaments using good quality pyramid-style questions. I will not take it as a slight, but rather will attribute the "forgetfulness" to the stress you are under as you finish preparing for this Sat...
by Coach G
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11660

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

I would like to thank our moderators, all of whom did a great job today, as well as our other workers and the teams that participated. There were a lot of great matches played. As stated above, Jonah will post stats later tonight. For now, here's some info on the eight top finishers, that is, the ch...
by Coach G
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Tournaments in the Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: Easy Tournaments in the Spring

You might be interested in our housewrite, the Knights' Challenge. It is written for the frosh-soph / novice varsity level. You can contact Lloyd or Abid or me (linda.greene@rps205.com) for more details. Some other tournaments have used the questions from past Knights' Challenges and been pleased wi...
by Coach G
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11660

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

It is 5 on 5, but teams may play with just four if they choose to, or if they find themselves short-handed that day due to illness, an emergency, etc.
by Coach G
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11660

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

Some of the information posted previously was premature - the team and I had discussed a couple of options for the afternoon rounds, but not decided on one of them yet. Our main point of discussioin was whether to have 6 or 8 in the top flight, going for the championship. Given the strength of the f...
by Coach G
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 6466

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

Re Matt's comment that 8 teams had 15 or lower pts. per bonus, perhaps he misread something in the stats. Of the 14 teams playing, 8 had 18+, four had below 15, and two were between 15 and 16 (15.90 and 15.75), for a total of 10 above 15 and 4 below. It is worth noting that two of the teams under 15...
by Coach G
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 6466

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

Auburn B was sixth. Jonas has a file of the stats, and will be putting them up fairly soon. Thanks to all of the teams who came to play, to our moderators (Riley, Laudermith, Stankevitz, Laird, Greenthal, Houlding, and Weber) who kept things moving along on schedule, to our stats people (J. Wasserst...