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by Mike Wong
Wed May 20, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 29878

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

The IHSSBCA is now accepting applications for our high school (two) and college (one) liaison positions for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to look through our application guidelines . Applications are due Tuesday, June 9th and can be sent to srlorinskas@gma...
by Mike Wong
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 32416

Re: Illinois '14-'15

I'll be liveblogging IHSA Regional results on the IHSSBCA site later this evening. Follow along at http://www.ihssbca.org/regionals-live/
by Mike Wong
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 25609

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

Teams that are listed in this Google Doc have qualified and may register immediately. If you believe you have qualified but are not yet listed, please contact me to sort things out. I will be sending out qualification emails starting tomorrow.
by Mike Wong
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Illinois NAQT State Championship Qualification
Replies: 0
Views: 1214

2014 Illinois NAQT State Championship Qualification

The IHSSBCA is pleased to announce the qualification standards for the 2014 Illinois NAQT State Championship. I will be serving as the Qualifications Director this year. The complete list of standards can be viewed here: Qualification Standards Teams that have qualified will be maintained in this do...
by Mike Wong
Tue May 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38019

Re: 2013 NAC

Does anyone know which Stevenson is attending the DC site?
by Mike Wong
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Illinois State Championship (2/23/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 3678

Re: 2013 NAQT Illinois State Championship (2/23/13)

The deadline to submit a wildcard bid is this Saturday. Wildcard applications will be evaluated by a committee, and a decision will be made by February 9. Teams applying for a wildcard should have significant number of wins. Please send application to Sharon Lorinskas (sharon.lorinskas at-symbol cch...
by Mike Wong
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Illinois State Championship (2/23/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 3678

Re: NAQT State Championship.

Teams can check their qualification status here. If there are any errors or questions regarding qualification, please feel free to email me.
by Mike Wong
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6770

Re: Kickoffs

In the Standard division at Wheaton North, Stevenson B defeated Naperville North to claim the championship. Homewood-Flossmoor A won the third place match over Carmel A. Stats have been sent for posting.
by Mike Wong
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6770

Re: Kickoffs

For the Wheaton North site: In Upper Division 1. Stevenson 2. Wheaton North T-3 Wheaton Warrenville South T-3 Metea Valley 5. St. Ignatius 6. Kaneland Mike Wong will post a more detailed account but WWS and Metea Valley ended up tied with the same record and same PPG in the afternoon. Both teams de...
by Mike Wong
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66420

Re: Illinois '12-'13

shrey96 wrote:Oh! Sorry about that, I was just going off of the spreadsheet my coach was given. That doesn't change anything in terms of qualification, right?
That is correct, 12 teams from the upper division at Wheaton North Kickoff. This does not include the class A qualifier (should one exist).
by Mike Wong
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66420

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Didn't want to infringe on the Loyola/Maine South kickoff thread, so I'll just post here: For the Wheaton North Kickoff site, there are 16 teams in Uber and 32 teams in standard. From the fact that this is on an NAQT set and the tournament is Gold-Certified by PACE, does this mean: A. The top 8 tea...
by Mike Wong
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 93806

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

I'll be able to staff, but I might not be needed if the field doesn't get any bigger.
by Mike Wong
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25500

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

jonathanmarx wrote:And staaaaaats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1050/

Let us know of any corrections or additions (we're missing a couple games).
Is there any chance you could group the teams by playoff brackets?
by Mike Wong
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!
Replies: 47
Views: 9333

Re: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!

I have no vested interest in any of the national tournaments, but I think having this tournament and MSNCT on the same date spreads the number of qualified staffers really thin (to say nothing of ACF Nats, though that needs way fewer staffers). This cannot be good for any of the tournaments nor quiz...
by Mike Wong
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)
Replies: 24
Views: 7224

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)

Moving Day wrote: The cross-over result will not be used to determine pool records, but the PPB will count.
Will the result of the cross-over game be used in determining individual awards?
by Mike Wong
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26408

Re: IHSA

Loyola Regional wrote:After TU 11. Nolan negs with an attempted fraud, breaking Loyola's streak.
I just wanted to say that I'm loving these "liveblog" comments. Oh and congrats to Marcel on the comp math.




Edit: Removed extraneous quotes that didn't matter.
by Mike Wong
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26408

Re: IHSA

Galena Regional wrote:Warren: 108
Orangeville: 149

Stockton: 122
Scales Mound: 84
How are these scores even possible???
by Mike Wong
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings
Replies: 20
Views: 3186

Re: Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings

I, too, am surprised at how much higher MCC is relative to, well, Barrington, given we've finished higher than them in 100% of our common tournaments. True. One thing I like to look at from these calculated rankings is the derived opponent's average Vern index of a given team. Essentially it accoun...
by Mike Wong
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings
Replies: 20
Views: 3186

Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings

Recently, I've become interested in ranking teams. Originally I was going to post these rankings before the member's poll and the seeding meeting, but I decided that I did not want to influence any ballots beyond my own*. Although I like stats such as PPB/PPG/15pg, it is quite difficult to establish...
by Mike Wong
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26408

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. That sounds a lot like the dreaded weighted win percentage. Which is win per...
by Mike Wong
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Overload
Replies: 33
Views: 4769

Re: Tournament Overload

Bone seeker wrote: I call on the IHSSBCA to take a more active role in statewide tournament coordination, and to that end I will be sketching a proposal for such a role and presenting it at the Feb. 12th meeting. If you have thoughts/suggestions, please email me.
How is this going? Can you post what you've got?
by Mike Wong
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21248

Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

I can freelance questions as needed. I'll start writing as soon as I have access to the docs.
by Mike Wong
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

Loyola A won outright (New Trier did not beat them), Loyola B and New Trier tied for second because we had enough quizbowl for the day. EDIT : minor detail missing Oh sorry, I thought you had said you beat Loyola A. My bad. MORE: Mike, I played the whole match against New Trier. Which means Peter w...
by Mike Wong
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

Good stats, though I believe Anand played the whole match against Crete-Monee, seeing as he got 11 tossups. Fortunately, he still stays in 2nd for the morning. EDIT: Which would mean Peter only played half of that match. Overall, it looks like Andrew Wang/New Trier and Loyola tied for first, becaus...
by Mike Wong
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

We have been given word that TRIUMVIR 2 has achieved Platinum certification with PACE. The top 25% of the field, that is the top 6 teams, will earn a bid to NSC.
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

Edward Elric wrote:Any luck reaching out to Wheaton North? They're fairly close.
You, sir, are a prophet. Wheaton North has joined the field.

We have room for a few more teams, but at this rate we will most likely have to cap at 18 teams.
by Mike Wong
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8863

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 e...
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

We are about 6 weeks away from the tournament and our field is shaping up nicely. We are currently in serious need of staffers. If you are available to staff, please let me know. I'll even buy you lunch!
by Mike Wong
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8135

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

Edward Elric wrote:
Yeah Ulysses Capistran will be able to staff also.
Excellent! I will mark him down.
by Mike Wong
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)

Benedictine is sending one team. I'll confirm details in an email.
by Mike Wong
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37832

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Hey Jeff, would you mind posting the comp card system bonus. Also, what was the rationale behind that question?
by Mike Wong
Sat May 28, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35924

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

The spreadsheet now includes the initial parings. Good luck to all teams!
by Mike Wong
Wed May 25, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35924

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

If I find out a way to get internet in and around the game rooms, I might be able to provide live updates onsite.
by Mike Wong
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-2012 Niles West Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: 2011-2012 Niles West Tournament

I want to have 6/6 math with a 4/4 science subdistro. This is why you're not in charge. But on a more serious note. If this does become the Chicago IMSAnity Mirror, I'm sure that you could get IMSA players to help with staffing. Speaking for myself, I would be willing to help with tournament logist...
by Mike Wong
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

Re: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)

I just found out that this tournament received PACE affiliation. Congratulations to Lisle and New Trier for qualifying at this tournament.
by Mike Wong
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

I sincerely apologize to the readers at TRIUMVIR who had to make do; you are all certified pr0s for making it work. This is very true, I've been doing conversion stats based on the scoresheets and I've seen maybe 2-3 tossups at most replaced over 62 matches. I didn't even have to administer any rep...
by Mike Wong
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

This tournament didn't suck. Thank you, sir! In fact, I would like to thank all teams in attendance for making the journey to Metea Valley. It was an honor for me to direct under their immense roof. I hope all teams enjoyed the day of competition and IMSA's first housewrite. At this time, I would l...
by Mike Wong
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

Geringer wrote:I will consider moderating this if you need warm bodies to read packets.
Excellent! Your help is greatly appreciated.

On another note, the field is now closed. I will send a confirmation email to teams by the end of tomorrow. Staffers, I will send an email to you tomorrow evening as well.
by Mike Wong
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

Currently I have 12 teams registered. This means that I have a workable number for a tournament field. I will begin a wait list for teams who sign up now. If I get another 4 teams and 2 more moderators, I would be happy to expand the field.
by Mike Wong
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

Hey Folks, Since there are 2 mirrors of IMSANITY on the 15th, IMSA has decided to split forces. Dr. Prince will lead the efforts at BMI while I will be Co-Tournament Directing with Mr. Brzykcy, the coach at Metea Valley. Just a few notes for TRIUMVIR: - Teams that have already registered and paid: T...
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: When is F/S not F/S
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: When is F/S not F/S

Is it fair to strip a student's eligibility from play because they have skipped a grade, but having less quizbowl experience overall? If a 9th grader skipped a grade in Barrington, should he be allowed to play for my Station Campus MS team? Of course not. If nothing else, it sounds like you would l...
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: When is F/S not F/S
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: When is F/S not F/S

Illinois is starting to come around on the issue of "easy tournaments" with the advent of Fall Novice and SCOP Novice, as well as lower divisions at regular tournaments. In time, I'm hoping we'll see an elimination of F/S tourneys in favor of "novice" tourneys, so that this very question can be sol...
by Mike Wong
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS
Replies: 27
Views: 6958

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

Dominator wrote:IMSA would like to bring one team.

I am having our office process this registration today, so there is a decent chance the check will get to you by February 9, as requested.
Since IMSA is attending, I would be willing to scorekeep. Let me know if needed Mr. Laudermith.
by Mike Wong
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12 packets. 24 teams. Stacked field.
Replies: 45
Views: 11224

Re: 12 packets. 24 teams. Stacked field.

A separate issue--is there a problem with us using an extra round from another set for a tiebreaker or championship? It looks like both Jonah and Jon's systems leave us a round short if the tiebreakers are necessary. Could we use the last round of HFT if we ended up with a worst case scenario, or i...
by Mike Wong
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11586

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

jonah wrote:Statistics: prelims, playoffs.
Jonah, would you be so kind as to posting the stats in aggregate? Thanks.
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMI: Bloomington Mirror of IMSANITY
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

Re: BMI: Bloomington Mirror of IMSANITY

Actually, I'd be willing to staff at either mirror. Let me know where you need my resources.


EDIT: Grammar.
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR at Metea Valley (1-15-2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 5878

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

Dominator wrote:...it's certainly not going to be the 36-team bounceback-using juggernaut that GHOST became.
Does this mean I can do stats again?
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks on bonuses
Replies: 54
Views: 13815

Re: Bouncebacks on bonuses

But does it often happen that the rebounding team (outside of a competitive match or tournament) has more knowledge? Yes -- plus bouncebacks can often offset bad question writing (tossups/hoses). Plus it's aggravating as [bad word] to watch somebody 0 a bonus when you would've 30d it. Some would ca...
by Mike Wong
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMI: Bloomington Mirror of IMSANITY
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

Re: BMI: Bloomington Mirror of IMSANITY

I guess I'll staff this.