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by TylerV
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 6951

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

I wish to offer my 2 cents as someone who went to many tournaments unaffiliated, including a national competition. My high school was rural and had a good mix of economic disparity. My coach wore many hats including, but not limited to, the following: Taught 5 classes Led the fencing club which he a...
by TylerV
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's Remember Some Mentors
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Let's Remember Some Mentors

With the community still being in a rough place due to COVID, I wanted to ride the high spirits the Internet Charity Tournament created and take a moment to remember the mentors. I was lucky enough to be selected as this year's IHSSBCA Friend of Scholastic Bowl Award and while preparing my speech, t...
by TylerV
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB B-Set Online
Replies: 0
Views: 904

NHBB B-Set Online

IAC is will be hosting an online tournament using an altered version of our B-Set questions on Saturday, April 11th on Discord. This tournament will be for individuals and will only use tossups. As this tournament uses questions from both the Bee and Bowl, participants must not have played either ev...
by TylerV
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: IAC - Exams for Classrooms
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

IAC - Exams for Classrooms

A reminder that our A Set Exams have been written to correspond to the curricula for various AP Exams and are being offered free of charge to AP classes through April 15! If you are a teacher or student for one or more of these and would like to offer a free chance for your students to take a practi...
by TylerV
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: IAC - New Exams at Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 751

IAC - New Exams at Nationals

IAC also has some exciting news to pass along for students in all grades in the USA. We will be holding a new slate of National History and Science Exams for students to compete in. These will debut at this year’s National Championships, both for Varsity and JV students in April in Arlington , and f...
by TylerV
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: IAC Middle School Nationals Dates and Locations for 2021-2024
Replies: 0
Views: 683

IAC Middle School Nationals Dates and Locations for 2021-2024

IAC is happy to announce the future dates and locations for our Middle School Championships. 2021 – Based at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA – Th.-Sun. June 3-6 2022 – Based at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, FL – Th-Sun. June 16-19 2023 – Based at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlin...
by TylerV
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IAC Middle School Nationals Dates and Locations for 2021-2024
Replies: 0
Views: 695

IAC Middle School Nationals Dates and Locations for 2021-2024

IAC is happy to announce the future dates and locations for our Middle School Championships. 2021 – Based at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA – Th.-Sun. June 3-6 2022 – Based at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, FL – Th-Sun. June 16-19 2023 – Based at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlin...
by TylerV
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: North Carolina 2019 - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 5987

Re: North Carolina 2019 - 2020

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV North Carolina State Championships - East Chapel Hill High School - Saturday, March 28th - on our A Set. Piedmont - Lake Norman Charter School - Saturday, March 14th - on our B Set. Teams may register at thi...
by TylerV
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6260

Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Greater Los Angeles - North Hollywood High School - Saturday, March 7th - on our B Set. Teams may register at this link and find more information about a tournament on the tournament page here. The registrat...
by TylerV
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 12697

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Alabama - Spain Park High School - Saturday, March 7th - on our B Set. Teams may register at this link and find more information about a tournament on the tournament page here. The registration deadline is 7...
by TylerV
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 15263

Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Capital Region Championships - Centennial High School - Sunday, March 1st - on our A Set. Teams may register at this link and find more information about a tournament on the tournament page here. The registr...
by TylerV
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8095

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Fort Wayne - The Journey - Saturday, March 14th - on our A Set. Teams may register at this link and find more information about a tournament on the tournament page here. The registration deadline is 7pm East...
by TylerV
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020 Team Illinois Tryouts
Replies: 0
Views: 803

2020 Team Illinois Tryouts

The IHSSBCA will be hosting tryouts for Team Illinois at on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The tryouts this year are expected to be much more in-depth, so attending players should plan to spend most of the day actively participating. Because of the greater...
by TylerV
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - Seeking staff!
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Illinois NAQT State Championship - Seeking staff!

The Illinois NAQT State Championship will be hosted Saturday, February 29th at the University of Illinois [the exact building is still pending]. As always, we are in special need of moderators capable of reading at least 20 tossups of NAQT's Division II SCT set while subject to 10 minute timed halve...
by TylerV
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: International Academic Competitions - Currently Seeking Battery-Powered Lockout Systems
Replies: 0
Views: 641

International Academic Competitions - Currently Seeking Battery-Powered Lockout Systems

International Academic Competitions is currently looking for a company, or suitably qualified individual, capable of providing us with battery-powered lockout systems. Each buzzer system must be capable of supporting a minimum of 4 players, although 8 is vastly preferred. Additionally, each system m...
by TylerV
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11567

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Northwestern Illinois - Winnebago High School - Saturday, December 14th - on our C Set. Southwestern Illinois - Southwestern High School - Monday , January 20th - on our C set. Central Illinois - Mattoon Hig...
by TylerV
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 9969

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Connecticut - Newton High School - Saturday, March 7th - on our B Set. Upper Hudson - Bethlehem Central High School- February 1st - on our B set. Greater Boston Fall - Salem Academy Charter School - Saturday...
by TylerV
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 11510

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

IAC is happy to announce it is holding the following tournaments in the region: Varsity / JV Northern Pennsylvania - Wyoming Area Secondary School - Saturday, December 7th - on our C Set. Western Pennsylvania - Southside High School- Saturday, January 25th - on our C set. Southern New Jersey - Donov...
by TylerV
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Central Florida Academic Bee and Bowl - March 7th at Classical Prep in Spring Hill, FL
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Central Florida Academic Bee and Bowl - March 7th at Classical Prep in Spring Hill, FL

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2020 Central Florida Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Classical Prep in Spring Hill, Florida on Saturday, March 7th. Like all of our full-day USABB competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and younge...
by TylerV
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Georgia Academic Bee and Bowl - February 8th at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek, GA
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Georgia Academic Bee and Bowl - February 8th at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek, GA

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2020 Georgia Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek, Georgia on Saturday, February 8th. Like all of our full-day USABB competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and ...
by TylerV
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Maryland Academic Bee and Bowl - March 7th at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Maryland Academic Bee and Bowl - March 7th at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2020 Maryland Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday, March 7th. Like all of our full-day USABB competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and yo...
by TylerV
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New Jersey Academic Bee and Bowl - May 3rd at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 0
Views: 447

New Jersey Academic Bee and Bowl - May 3rd at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2020 New Jersey Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Sunday, May 3rd. Like all of our full-day USABB competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and younger...
by TylerV
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Illinois Academic Bee and Bowl - April 4th at the Komarek School in North Riverside, IL
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Illinois Academic Bee and Bowl - April 4th at the Komarek School in North Riverside, IL

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2020 Illinois Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Komarek School in North Riverside, Illinois on Saturday, April 4th. Like all of our full-day USABB competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and younger ...
by TylerV
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

Re: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications

I believe that we were told that we would receive a response in August. Should we take a lack of reply as rejection or has there simply been a hold up? All application decisions have been made, but we are still confirming a few things before we sent out emails. Should we read the continued lack of ...
by TylerV
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: IAC Announces Expansion of the National Science Bee to Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 0
Views: 5167

IAC Announces Expansion of the National Science Bee to Varsity & JV Divisions

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the National Science Bee, which has run for the past four years at the Middle and Elementary School levels, will expand to include Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions for the 2019-2020 academic year! A full announcement with further ...
by TylerV
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: IAC Announces Launch of the National Political Science Bee
Replies: 0
Views: 4986

IAC Announces Launch of the National Political Science Bee

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce the creation of the National Political Science Bee, a new competition promoting excellence and achievement in civics education for students across the USA. A full announcement with further details can be found here: https://politicalscienc...
by TylerV
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

Re: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications

iarehavethestupid wrote: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:43 pm I believe that we were told that we would receive a response in August. Should we take a lack of reply as rejection or has there simply been a hold up?
All application decisions have been made, but we are still confirming a few things before we sent out emails.
by TylerV
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Looks like on the map that David Kinley Hall is pretty close to the armory--do you recommend parking in the same lots as last year or is there somewhere closer? David Kinley has its own, rather large, lot. The easiest way I've found to navigate people there is by directing them to Lorado Taft Drive...
by TylerV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Editor Applications
Replies: 0
Views: 4619

International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Editor Applications

International Academic Competitions is currently seeking qualified set editors for the 2019-2020 competition season. Unlike our previous call for writers, we are currently only looking for editors who are already experienced with a healthy body of prior work. The following positions are available: T...
by TylerV
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

Re: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications

As it is now past July 8th, applications are now closed.

We will be in contact with everyone who filled out the form shortly.
by TylerV
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

International Academic Competitions - 2019-2020 Writer Applications

Hello everyone! International Academic Competitions is now accepting writer applications for the 2019-2020 season. Writers of all experience are encouraged to apply and training will be provided as needed. We will keep applications open until July 8th at which point we will begin processing applican...
by TylerV
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Team Illinois Tryouts
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: 2019 Team Illinois Tryouts

As someone from northern Illinois who will be getting to Champaign for this, I understand the difficulty and an attempt will be made to host a tryout somewhere in the Chicago-area. However, the point of the original statement was to reflect the reality of the situation. If a Chicago-site does materi...
by TylerV
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Team Illinois Tryouts
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

2019 Team Illinois Tryouts

The IHSSBCA will be hosting Team Illinois Tryouts on the day after NAQT State, Sunday, February 24th at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Interested parties should fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYRLyO-qb--h6wkjrlgCQweYCkphXjw7R9cfccX6Rhq-R5vQ/viewform?us...
by TylerV
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT State Championship - Seeking Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

2019 NAQT State Championship - Seeking Staff

Hello friends, Per usual, the IHSSBCA, in conjunction with the Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be hosting the 2019 NAQT Illinois State Championship on Saturday, February 23rd. Also per usual, the tournament will require a large amount of staff, across all...
by TylerV
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11363

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I definitely initially found it odd that I wasn't immediately given an answer but shrugged it off and assumed it would come at the end. Personally, I would enjoy it more if the answer was given right away but I don't think it is a critical issue. On another note, is it possible to have a message al...
by TylerV
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11363

Re: Announcing Qblitz

One quick comment after playing the sample: it'd be nice to get real-time feedback on whether you were right/wrong per tossup, rather than waiting until the end of the sample to know your score. Thanks for the feedback. I'm interested to see if other people agree, or whether they'd find it slowed d...
by TylerV
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 7287

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

Becuase then I can commandeer a bunch of people to work on it all at once and not have to do merging 6 different SQBS files Doesn't it take more than 6 times longer to input a scoresheet into neg5 than into SQBS? (In fact, much more?) You have to go tossup by tossup (40 numbers) instead of just put...
by TylerV
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ University of Illinois - HS Mirror (11/3/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 4612

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ University of Illinois - HS Mirror (11/3/18)

Stats through lunch (and also live) can be found here: bit.ly/2018ACFUIUC
by TylerV
Tue May 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23954

Re: Your Favorite Question

The Wei Zhi puts this place 12,000 li north of a place called Dog Slave Country. Xu Fu likely visited this place in his search for the elixir of life and may have claimed one of its mountains to be Mt. Penglai. Red paint used to depict tattooing on haniwa statues is evidence for the claim that some...
by TylerV
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55960

Re: Illinois '17-'18

If we are allowed to talk about specific questions, then I would agree that the "sword fight" one was strange. I believe I answered "brawl" or something to that effect, and was slightly surprised that I wasn't at least prompted. The only other one that I found strange was the question about the Gat...
by TylerV
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55960

Re: Illinois '17-'18

What did throw me into a rage however was a lit answerline, which I am unsure if its clear so I won't reveal it, which I felt was overly strict. This ended up not mattering in the room I was in but I think it easily could have caused issues. Was it the "sword fight" answerline? I think it could hav...
by TylerV
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55960

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Knowing each of the IHSA writers personally, I knew to expect well-crafted passion project, but I was still surprised with how well regionals went. Pros: The math was fantastic and this is coming from somebody who knows next to nothing about math. I've never seen players enjoy math as much as I have...
by TylerV
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5926

Re: Masonics 2018

Is it just me, or does the 2A field look more stacked than the 3A field? While Southwestern and Latin are both very good teams, which I think are T-2 as far as 2A goes, and I truly think that Uni is the best team in the state when playing 5v5, 3A still blows 2A out of the water. Auburn, Fremd, Stev...
by TylerV
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments

So, rather than a strict limitation, would a disclaimer stating something like "This tournament is intended for newer teams" suffice to illustrate the idea that schools should consider bringing more inexperienced players over seasoned ones? That will likely keep national contenders from attending b...
by TylerV
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: Exclusivity in Introductory Tournaments

It is perfectly ethical to restrict fields to protect newer players. Below I will paste the IHSSBCA's guidelines about the varying ways we do this. For IHSSBCA Novice which is held early in the year and uses SCOP: A player must have played fewer than 40 varsity-level matches for his or her school’s ...
by TylerV
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55960

Re: Illinois '17-'18

The IHSSBCA will be hosting Team Illinois Tryouts on February 11th, the Sunday after NAQT state, in Urbana, IL. If you are interested in attending these tryouts, please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/S3F3yKUQ2YdXekUe2 It is important to note that with the continuing uncertainty re...
by TylerV
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55960

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Hello everyone, The 2018 iteration of the Illinois NAQT State Championships, hosted on February 10th at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is currently seeking staff. We need both moderators as well as scorekeepers. Qualified moderators, who are capable of reading at least 20 toss ups with...
by TylerV
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Trash)
Replies: 9
Views: 4281

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Tra

Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL will be mirroring the Ohio Trash 2017 questions on Saturday, January 6th. The tournament will start at 9a, and expect to end around 4p. Entry fee is $15 a player, teams of maximum of 5 players, and can register individually and be placed on a team if ...
by TylerV
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10203

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

I only managed to hear a few of the packets but it was clear this was a much much better effort than last year. The questions were engaging and worked even for lower-level high school teams. My only real issue, and this is a nit-picky single question concern, is the Berlin Airlift tossup, which I ha...
by TylerV
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A, B, C teams
Replies: 13
Views: 7149

Re: A, B, C teams

Generally, I don't have a problem with schools not conforming to the standard A (strongest) to Z (weakest) as long as they make it known ahead of time and back it up with full rosters. This guarentees that the only real issue I have with it, messing up the seeds, doesn't happen. That being said I wo...