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by 4nay
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 64077

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Having been friends with and having played a lot of the B team's players (which will make up a lot this year's A team from what I've been told), I can confirm that they're pretty damn good -- I don't know if they can replicate the success of previous years but they're still a great team nonetheless.
by 4nay
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

No problem, Jack.

Also, I forgot to post this but here's a link to the packet for those of you haven't seen it yet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fa58j9cl23a0z ... opment.pdf
by 4nay
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

No problem, Mike! Congrats again on the win.
by 4nay
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

We'll be delaying this until 9:00 EST/8:00 CST due to some technical difficulties we have to sort out. Sorry about that guys.
by 4nay
Fri May 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

MATE II will be postponed to this Sunday due to Mason catching a pretty bad sickness recently. Apologies for the last minute postponement, everyone! We'll be playing over Skype on Sunday at 8:30 EST.
by 4nay
Wed May 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

I probably should've added this in the first post: for the Skype tournament, just add "mason.hale" to your contacts and message Mason that you're interested in the tourney. We'll start a conference call on June 1st and go from there. If any of you guys have played Skypebowl before, it'll basically b...
by 4nay
Wed May 22, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7133

Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Salutations one and all, As some of you may already know (either from following the first iteration of MATE or the Facebook group), Mason Hale (of LCHS) and I will be writing an Arrested Development set to celebrate the premiere of the new season. The packet is currently set to have 30 tossups and 3...
by 4nay
Mon May 20, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)

Our respective schools aren't going to appear at HSNCT (ergo neither are we) so we'll need some volunteers to help us make this happen. The interest for the packet seems to be there (per this thread and the Facebook group, among other places) so if anyone is interested or knows someone who would be ...
by 4nay
Sat May 18, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)

Thanks to everyone who played! Scores are below: Nate Weiser (LASA): 455 (W) Sameen Belal (Walter Johnson): 30 Mike Cheyne (Minnesota): 0 Congrats to Nate for cleaning up. Almost powered every single question he got (so clearly he's a huge fan of The Office). Packet is located here for those interes...
by 4nay
Tue May 14, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)

Also, for those of you who expressed interest in the Arrested Development set and are also going to HSNCT: since the Netflix premiere of Arrested Development coincides with the last day of HSNCT, if anyone is interested in mirroring the set as a small side event on any of those nights just hit one o...
by 4nay
Tue May 14, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: Announcement: MATE Part I Skype Tournament (5/18)

This will be glorious.

Also, for those of you who're interested in the set but are unable to do to the Skype tourney this Saturday, we'll be releasing the set soon after.
by 4nay
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27242

Re: Masonic

This Urn Is So Grecian wrote:
thyringe_supine wrote:
JHuh33 wrote: AGH we got victimized on that Crassus/Cassius thing.
Lost points on that one here too.
Same here.

Also, I don't know if Crete-Monee got the memo on the rule changes because the blurt rule was in full effect on Saturday.
by 4nay
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 27242

Re: Masonic

On the note of questions: Call me crazy but it felt like bonuses kept alternating between high and low difficulty. Consistency was a problem in our early matches. Thanks to the Masonic bonus setup, there were times where it seemed like teams either got incredibly lucky or got the short end of the st...
by 4nay
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Turnabouts

What does the final field for Fenton look like now that registration's over?
by 4nay
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 13938

Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Plainfield North would like to express interest for an A team.
by 4nay
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66563

Re: Illinois '12-'13

I think a congratulations are in order for Colby Burnett! In case you haven't seen the news yet: Fenwick teacher wins 'Jeopardy!' tournament
by 4nay
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6816

Re: Kickoffs

I got a few powers that surprised me, but some of the teams in standard that I talked to felt differently.
by 4nay
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6816

Re: Kickoffs

Thanks Mr. Laird, Mr. Egan and Mr. Greenthal that for putting up a great Kickoff this year. Thanks again for giving PNHS the opportunity to play this year! Being PNHS's first NAQT tourney, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Congrats to all the winners!
by 4nay
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kickoffs
Replies: 37
Views: 6816

Re: Kickoffs

Can't say I'm mad about the change of location -- Maine South makes for a shorter bus ride.
by 4nay
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future
Replies: 38
Views: 6618

Re: The Future

As far as our grants are concerned, last year we got no grant requests at this time. We got a small handful this year, largely from teams whose coaches attended SchoBowlFest in Carbondale, where we encouraged them to apply. We always get a handful at the end of the year that are requests for teams ...
by 4nay
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future
Replies: 38
Views: 6618

Re: The Future

A problem that isn't exactly widespread but has debilitated quite a few schools from attending tournaments beyond conference and perhaps Masonics (no matter their talent) is their respective team budgets (or lack thereof). My school (and other schools in our area) are in a nasty predicament - as a p...
by 4nay
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 155824

Re: ProtoBowl

Rather slick interface! I'm digging the implementation of Bootstrap (or at least that's what it seems like). It's been a pretty fantastic aid for our team, so thanks for that.
by 4nay
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8253

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

Ah, unfortunate circumstances. Good on them for still participating despite that.
by 4nay
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 94897

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

Plainfield North would like to express interest for Standard Division.
by 4nay
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8253

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

Plainfield North would like to express interest.

Also, just a favor: could someone explain "Aurora Way East" for me?
by 4nay
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66563

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Will do! Thanks for the welcome.

Also - our coach is enthusiastic about the idea, so needless to say she's onboard.
by 4nay
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 18543

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

Spicy food, loud music, obnoxious tirades around the halls of the host schools, and (most importantly) many games of Mao.
by 4nay
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 66563

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Newbie here. I just wanted to pop on by to say that Plainfield North will be pursuing a more serious scholastic bowl season compared to previous years. I'm not expecting achievements of biblical proportions, but chances are that you might see PNHS sooner or later in the coming season. In our paltry ...