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by African threadfish
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IL Virtual Quizbowl League Schedule & Results
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

Re: IL Virtual Quizbowl League Schedule & Results

This was a LOT of fun today!

Jeff, any chance that the IESA might consider changing the IESA format to this virtual format? Having powers and one at a time bonuses is really nice.
by African threadfish
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat V
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Re: Jr. Wildcat V

Sweet! Thank you for putting this out and hosting again. My team always has a blast! I just signed up my "A" team, thank you!
by African threadfish
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat 2014?
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Junior Wildcat 2014?

Dear coaches:

Has anyone heard anything about whether or not Northwestern University will be hosting their Junior Wildcat tournament again in 2014? I am starting to work on getting our team tournament schedules together and didn't know if a date had been set or not yet.

Thanks!
by African threadfish
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Fall [MS-07] -- 10/26/13 (Elm Grove, WI)
Replies: 9
Views: 4333

Re: Gladiator Fall [MS-07] -- 10/26/13 (Elm Grove, WI)

Thanks for another wonderful tournament experience! We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!
by African threadfish
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: IESA State Series

I forgot to ask the mods for the packets, but yeah, it was the usual QG nonsense. Something along the lines of 'Which cabinet level department fights terrorism, and is charged with keeping our country's borders secure?' was asked. Fortunately, our mod, Mrs. O'Laughlin, overruled the packet. :cool: ...
by African threadfish
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: IESA State Series

Good luck tonight to everyone in IESA scholastic bowl regionals!

How many "burns" and other terrible questions are you expecting at tonight's Regional? Thoughts Jeff or others? I am anticipating the traditional handful of doozies but hopefully I am wrong.
by African threadfish
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: IESA State Series

Legal? That would imply there's a rule against it and some sort of sanction or penalty for those who lie about their record. Unethical? Absolutely. But there are a goodly number of coaches in this activity who don't have a sense of ethics. Sorry, but you were bound to find out sooner or later. At l...
by African threadfish
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

IESA State Series

Still waiting for brackets but the Illinois Regional Brackets now posted! Class "A": http://www.iesa.org/activities/scb/assignments_Regional.asp?Year=2013 Class "AA": http://www.iesa.org/activities/scb/assignments_Regional.asp?Year=2013&Class=AA Any predictions Jeff or other Illinois coaches? One th...
by African threadfish
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

After moderating two rounds last night, I am definitely worried about what is in store for my middle school team come the end of April :roll: As bad as the IHSA questions tend to be, I can assure you that the IESA ones are 10 times worse. We've gotten spoiled with well run tournaments on REAL questi...
by African threadfish
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 4571

Re: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)

On behalf of the Keith team, Thank you Dan and to all of the wonderful staffers for hosting a fantastic tournament on Saturday! The kids had a blast and we really appreciated the invitation and opportunity to play.

A job well done, thank you so much!

-Kristin Burns
Keith Country Day School Coach
by African threadfish
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Open: March 23, 2013 in Elm Grove, WI
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Gladiator Open: March 23, 2013 in Elm Grove, WI

MichaelFalk wrote:Got it. Field so far:
Keith x2
St. Raymond x1
St. Mary's x5

Will you be sending out a registration form in the next few weeks?
by African threadfish
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Open: March 23, 2013 in Elm Grove, WI
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Gladiator Open: March 23, 2013 in Elm Grove, WI

Hi Coach Falk:

Please count Keith Country Day in for 2 teams!Thanks!

-Kristin Burns
by African threadfish
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

With Barrington Prairie needing to drop, where do you stand, field-wise, now? I should have enough to field 3 teams in a pinch, if necessary, seeing as it'll be 4 v 4. Thanks for the offer Jeff! We brought in a second team from Rockford Marshall. We are all set for a great tournament on Monday! Fie...
by African threadfish
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

You scored Ottawa Wallace? This will be interesting* *Interesting = First known exposure to NAQT rules and pyramidal toss-ups. I sent coach the rules and they were ok with it. We have gone to one of Ottawa's tournaments and they are in our regional as they are the closest 1A school to Rockford. Hop...
by African threadfish
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

If you are in dire need of readers, I might be able to make it. EDIT: Have you reached out to central/southern IL schools? Dear Donald, Thank you so much for your kind offer to moderate. Especially driving all the way up from Springfield, wow! I do believe that we will be fine for moderators, howev...
by African threadfish
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

Happy Holidays to Everyone! We have decided to expand the tournament to 18 teams as it makes for a better tournament set up. Updated field is as follows: Keith x 2 Barrington Station x2 Quest Academy x 3 Rockford Marshall Gifted Academy x 1 Holy Cross, Deerfield, IL Saint Raymond Thomas Metcalf (Nor...
by African threadfish
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

Field update as of 12/20/12

Keith x 2
Barrington Station x2
Quest Academy x 2 (maybe 3)
Rockford Marshall Gifted Academy - 1-2 teams
Holy Cross, Deerfield, IL - 1 team
Saint Raymond - 1 team
Thomas Metcalf (Normal, IL) - 2 teams
St. Mary's (Elm Grove, WI) - 2 teams
by African threadfish
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

Dear Coaches: IESA Scholastic Bowl season is right around the corner! Keith Country Day School is excited to announce that we will be hosting the NAQT MS-05 set at a tournament on Monday, January 21st 2012 which is Martin Luther King Day. January 21st is the first day of IESA play so this is a great...
by African threadfish
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Fall Tournament (Elm Grove, WI); Nov. 10, 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: Gladiator Fall Tournament (Elm Grove, WI); Nov. 10, 2012

Great tournament, Mr. Falk! We love coming to visit SMV and the kids had a blast! Thank you to you, your co-tournament directors, and your school for making us feel welcome and providing a great experience for the kids.

-Kristin Burns
by African threadfish
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

The only hope left over the next few months would be in Rockford... My kids are still game for the usual tournament we attend in Normal, despite the format and question provider. But that tournament isn't until mid-February. Darn, we were hoping for more playing opportunities! :( I will meet with B...
by African threadfish
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

Is there any word about the potential middle school Loyola tournament in December coming to fruition? Keith would love to send in our dues and reserve a place if possible!
by African threadfish
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 4571

Re: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)

Just sent in our form for Jr. Wildcat. The kids loved it last year!

Thanks and hope that we were able to snag a place!

-Kristin Burns
by African threadfish
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 4571

Re: Jr. Wildcat IV at Northwestern (3/2/2013)

MichaelFalk wrote:We'd come to Junior Wildcat.

We'd also come to Keith or someplace else to play MS-05.
Brad Fischer and I are talking about potentially hosting MS-05 at Keith. Stay tuned :grin:
by African threadfish
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Fall Tournament (Elm Grove, WI); Nov. 10, 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: Gladiator Fall Tournament (Elm Grove, WI); Nov. 10, 2012

Mr. Falk,

Please put Keith down for 1 team! We look forward to seeing you and attending another one of your well-run and most excellent tournaments!

-Kristin Burns
by African threadfish
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

David Riley wrote:Not to burst anybody's bubble as I am happy about this....but....get it in writing.
According to my phone conversation, clarification will be sent via letter to all IESA coaches within the next week or so. Will keep you all posted!
by African threadfish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

Please know that -- for reasons of principle AND reasons of self-interest -- I will do whatever you need me to in order to fight this ridiculousness. Looks like we're back in business Mr. Falk! Based upon my conversation with IESA yesterday and Jeff's today, we are ok for 4 vs. 4 quiz bowl in the s...
by African threadfish
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

David Riley wrote:Loyola Academy will host a middle school tournament on Dec 8.
Awesome! How many teams are you planning to field?
by African threadfish
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

MichaelFalk wrote:Gladiator Fall on November 10, 2012; more details to follow.
Can't wait! We will be there!
by African threadfish
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Call for Writers for CMST4
Replies: 28
Views: 8781

Re: Call for Writers for CMST4

Well, in one day, we have commitments (here and off the forum) to write about 120/120, plus an indeterminate amount of questions from Bainbridge. I'm taking the liberty of adding a minor sub-distribution of computer questions, so if people want to write computer questions that middle schoolers can ...
by African threadfish
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Re: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

No Electricity Required wrote:Dan-Don said that Northwestern may again have a middle school division for Wake Up Call.

That would be awesome! I'll stay tuned, we'd love to come.
by African threadfish
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Tryouts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Team Tryouts?

Congratulations on generating such interest. When I was Wilmington Charter's coach we got to the point where we had to have tryouts. Here's my thoughts: I grandfathered any member in good standing. I was not going to spend years teaching someone answers and then cut them. At my discretion, I could ...
by African threadfish
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Tryouts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Team Tryouts?

I suppose this is largely contingent upon which sorts of tournaments your students would be attending and whether or not all of the students would be attending, but splitting 21 students over 3 teams seems like it'd be a bit difficult for various reasons. I'm guessing there are varying opinions on ...
by African threadfish
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Tryouts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Team Tryouts?

Did you actually have 40 kids coming to all of the practices? Was there enough interest to bring 20 of them to a tournament? I had practices Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school with about 10 kids for each practice. Each skill level had an "assigned" practice date. On Wednesdays w...
by African threadfish
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Tryouts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Team Tryouts?

Last year I had 44 kids go out for the teams. This year I would like to make things more manageable for me as I have been unsuccessful in finding an assistant coach or parent helper. I would like to "cap" the program at 21 total kids to play on 3 teams. Does anyone have any ideas for tryouts? What h...
by African threadfish
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?
Replies: 18
Views: 5640

Any Illinois or Wisconsin Tournaments in Fall 2012?

Does anyone plan to host a quiz bowl tournament in Illinois or Wisconsin in the fall? If so, I'd love to sign up a team or two when you start planning it.

Thank you for your time :grin:
by African threadfish
Wed May 02, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8286

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

Quite interesting! Hopefully it isn't too distracting. I did send the link to my colleagues so that they can track our team on Friday. We are very excited! :grin:
by African threadfish
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8286

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

Good Luck in your Regionals Tomorrow!
by African threadfish
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8286

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

@ Tristan; both, AFAIK. They planned it to be a 3-team regional, but Chicago CCR and Round Lake Park dropped, apparently. @ Kristin; The 2012 activity update outlines the new procedures. Cliffs: The computer handles all of the seeding since coaches can't be counted on to go on-line and seed teams. ...
by African threadfish
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8286

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: Any idea when seeding for b...
by African threadfish
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Open 2012 (MS-03) (3/31/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3425

Re: Gladiator Open 2012 (MS-03) (3/31/12)

Coach Falk, Thank you for yet another fabulous tournament at SMV! The teams had a great time and we sincerely appreciated your well-orchestrated tournament. We eagerly look forward to next year's Gladiator Open! Thank you once again to you, the moderators, the scorekeepers, and everyone involved in ...
by African threadfish
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38435

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Thank you!
by African threadfish
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38435

Re: Illinois '11-'12

REPOST In Relevant Topic In Illinois '11-'12 news, unrelated to the IHSA State Series... I am surprised at the lack of discussion on the All-State picks. So discuss! They've been up since Wednesday morning or Tuesday night. 2012 All-State Selections - Class A First Team Charley Ault, Cumberland Ted...
by African threadfish
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)
Replies: 24
Views: 7289

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament IX (3.17.12)

Thanks, Michael! I'm whipped! Stats are posted. The stats are missing a scoresheet from the Keith/Burbank Liberty match in round 8, but we know that Keith won.... :neutral: Just faxed our team's copy of the results to you. Thank you Coach Price for a wonderful tournament experience. Everything ran ...
by African threadfish
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26512

Re: IHSA

Riot In Cell Block Nine wrote:There's a possibility, actually. Our principal is appealing for it.
Good luck to everyone at State on Friday and a shout out to my fellow Rockfordians, Go Auburn Knights!
by African threadfish
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 19560

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

B-teams are in the field, now, and we've still got plenty of room for more teams! If you really need teams would there be any chance that you would consider adding a "middle school pool/middle school team division" using the same questions? 2/3 of my team are 8th graders and they would jump at an o...
by African threadfish
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26512

Re: IHSA

Final Round for IHSA Class "A" Rockford Keith Regional: Keith Country Day 395 - Rockford Lutheran 60. :party: On to Sectionals on Saturday which we are also hosting! We had my middle school team playing gophers, chalkboard scoring, and working "security" outside the rooms. A fun night for both teams!
by African threadfish
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 14058

Re: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)

Dear Mr. Donahue: What an exceptionally well-run and exciting tournament in which to play! This was our first Junior Wildcat tournament as well as our first AFC tournament and the team had a fantastic time. There were a few problems with the question set with typos and some errors but overall, much ...
by African threadfish
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 14058

Re: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)

What's the most important thing to pray for this Saturday? Good weather? Or the actual arrival of the question set? The questions were sent today on time, and as promised. :cool: Now if we can just get this weather straightened out... You said it Jeff! We're leaving Rockford, Illinois at 5:30am, ho...
by African threadfish
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Open 2012 (MS-03) (3/31/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3425

Re: Gladiator Open 2012 (MS-03) (3/31/12)

Please put Keith Country Day down for one team! We will bring a buzzer system too. -Kristin Burns Dear students, teachers, and coaches: St. Mary's Visitation School in Elm Grove, WI is thrilled to announce that we will host Gladiator Open 2012 on Saturday, March 31, 2011. This is an open junior high...
by African threadfish
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Back to the future... with the IESA!
Replies: 22
Views: 8286

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

Nope, you can still log your game results. You'll need the password sent your admin/IESA rep. Done and entered! We went to a tourney in Ottawa on Saturday and I wanted to enter our matches. Thanks Jeff, for all of your help. Thank you also for the update on the tournament! My kids will be much happ...