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by Tegan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12181

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

http://www.ihsa.org/org/policy/2009-10/policies.pdf The cornerstone of IHSA state tournaments has long been geographic assignments to the state series leading to geographic representation at State Final tournaments. The geographical concept was developed to insure that interscholastic participation ...
by Tegan
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67607

Re: Illinois '09-'10

by Tegan
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9947

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Seeding results from Maine South Sectional: 6. Maine South I'm a little curious how Maine South managed such a high seed, considering its poor performance in the CSL this year. I am not certain whom I am addressing this to, but I will try and give you some insight. Players never attend seeding meet...
by Tegan
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9947

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Seeding results from Maine South Sectional: 1. St. Ignatius 2. Loyola Academy 3. Oak Park-River Forest 4. Fenwick 5. New Trier 6. Maine South 7. Fenton 8. Riverside-Brookfield All-Sectional Team members (in vote order) 1. Andrew Deveau (St. Ignatius) :shock: 2. Marcel Youkhna (Loyola) 3. Ben Carbery...
by Tegan
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching sucks: a theoretical offering
Replies: 94
Views: 20936

Re: Power matching: a theoretical offering

So let me get this straight .... I have 48 teams in 8 pools of six .... with six teams advancing to the championship pool in the afternoon .... thus winners of the pools advance. Team A is an elite superior team. The only team remotely close to them is Team B, though Team B is clearly inferior. Some...
by Tegan
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Decemberist III

We are into the afternoon here, and I am happy to report that all appears to be running smoothly. The real reason this is running smoothly: 1. HSAPQ gave us a pretty darn good set of questions. Nothing is perfect (it never is), but overall the questions sounded good to me. Through five rounds, there...
by Tegan
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Decemberist III

Pseudonyms which are any attempt to be cute, funny, ironic, sarcastic, melodramatic, veiled personal attacks, overt personal attacks, or an offense to the Tournament Director's personal and/or professional sense of aesthetics will be summarily rejected. I for one have no doubt that these players ha...
by Tegan
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Decemberist III

Auburn High School will no longer be playing this tournament. A team of individual players, PACE Prep, will be competing in their place.
by Tegan
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Decemberist III

add Winnebago to the list, and you have the field. Rounds are 20/20 HSAPQ. There will be powers, but no negs. Two pools of 6 = 5 rounds. Teams are ranked based on record, then PPB. Top two from each pool advance to the championship pool, carrying over records = 3 more rounds. Likewise, the middle tw...
by Tegan
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Decemberist III

Due to a lack of moderators, we have had to scale the tournament back to 10 teams. If this holds through ... we will play a nine match round robin with advantaged final if needed/half matches if a circle of death. If we get another moderator, we will go with two pools of six, with the top 2 from eac...
by Tegan
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Decemberist III
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Decemberist III

I sent out official invitations for the Decemberist III today. Some of you may wish to check with your coaches, but I think I invited all of the teams that would/have shown interest in a tournament like this. If I missed someone, let me know ASAP. Also .... I am in need of moderators who can handle ...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79799

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Basically what happened was that on the last q, someone (I forget who) on Charter buzzes in and after what seems like an interminable amount of time gives the correct answer. Given that the match was decided by 10 points, this of course affected the result. I was watching the match and was mindful ...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79799

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Not to open wounds here, but could someone explain the "timing issues" that came up? I'll admit it is difficult, and more so to develop consistency across rooms. I can attest this was hammered into the mods at the meeting by Frank Thomas: "make sure that you give the players the time they are entitl...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33955

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

3. I don't see how restricting trash to certain parts of the packet would improve anything. (Because a trash tossup, even tossup #3 or whatever, could still be the margin of victory in a 10-point game.) It's certainly possible to argue that trash questions should be abolished entirely, but we do no...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33955

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Yes , there were both geography and history tossups on Ethiopia in that round For what its worth, I also recall "Milton Friedman" coming up within a question or two of "Chicago School of Economics". I was score keeping that round, and as the question developed I couldn't help thinking that they wou...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: All-State/All-Star Selections
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: All-State/All-Star Selections

I ran the Illinois All-State process from its inception up until about two years ago. The IHSA divides the state into 8 sectionals for small schools (A) and 8 sectionals for big schools (AA). Each sectional has a seeding meeting about three weeks prior to the start of the state seres. At the seeding...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 4435

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

I'm pretty sure Viator and BG lost their first rounds, and I'm not sure about WWS. That we did. I don't remember their names, but they were from the same town that the University of Connecticut is located in. It was about a 50-point game. In addition to all of the really high finishes, kudos to St....
by Tegan
Sun May 31, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 4435

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

I think 11th would have qualified for the best finish ever .... and I will admit that I would have thought it challenging to get one Illinois team in the top 20. Kudos to the Trevs and Knights for setting new high water marks for Illinois! I would not have thought that Illinois would have gotten two...
by Tegan
Fri May 29, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

If it was a truly random sample, and I'm necessarily making the claim that it is, then statistically one would expect the results to be approximately the same as if the entire population were surveyed. In perhaps something that is very showing of the gulf between north and south (I know, an instanc...
by Tegan
Thu May 28, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Omar, Reading these last few posts reminds me of perhaps the most compelling reason I would never take a team near the NAC: When I attended PACE, NAQT, and even Panasonic, the players and their coaches were treated with upmost respect. The tournament personnel treated people like they had achieved s...
by Tegan
Thu May 28, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

... and the format of questions supplied by Qunlimited ensures that all students may enjoy competing. Any individual, or monkey, for that matter, can memorize and spew knowledge upon hearing key words. But I have never had more fun in High School then when competing at Nationals, and competing at t...
by Tegan
Thu May 28, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Letter to Questions Galore
Replies: 22
Views: 5514

Re: Letter to Questions Galore

I echo Coach Riley: well done, Greg ... though based on those who have had dealings with QG, I am not predicting the greatest of outcomes.
by Tegan
Wed May 27, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Cheynem wrote:pain
Would PACE ever consider awarding something akin to the purple heart for quizbowl players permanently scarred by stuff like this?
by Tegan
Tue May 26, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Yup, on that physics bonus, he walked out of the room for a minute, called a friend of his who knew physics (the answer was 15/3 or 5), and they took 5, but not until :chip: called the guy asking for the answer. Well, we'll have to wait until he does his summary in a few days, and then we can find ...
by Tegan
Mon May 25, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

scquizbowl wrote:During the finals, he called a friend of his about some physics answer, which was right, and that gave them 30 extra points, which made it close for a while.
Was this physicist at the Iranian embassy in Washington?
by Tegan
Mon May 25, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

we beat Indianapolis Cathedral I'm confused. Indianapolis Cathedral doesn't even play quizbowl. Like, I'm looking at the Indiana Quizbowl Website, and they didn't play anything... Wait, no, they played the Indianapolis-only televised single elim quizbowl tournament, in which they lost in the quarte...
by Tegan
Sun May 24, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Something from last year's NAC
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Something from last year's NAC

In the future, I might as well stay home and watch reruns of Jeopardy! rather than sit through the NAC .... at least watching Jeopardy! doesn't make me want to shout "fraud" until I am dragged out. As this has been brought up ... I went to the NAC as an open minded person trying to find out why ther...
by Tegan
Fri May 22, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30248

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Cheynem wrote:3. Losing a game to a New York-based team on a geography/current events question about New York.
Remember, these questions are written months in advance ...
by Tegan
Wed May 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash Comes to Illinois
Replies: 24
Views: 2407

Re: Trash Comes to Illinois

If not otherwise engaged, I would love to moderate.
by Tegan
Wed May 20, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: ITT decide whether to meet with Questions Galore

Could it hurt? No. Could it be a waste of time? Could be. Having read IESA, I have come into more contact with their product. Despite some discussion years ago that there would be an attempt to improve, I think it has actually gotten worse. Maybe that is pure perception, but it seems the number of h...
by Tegan
Tue May 19, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me improve IESA Scholastic Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: ITT Help me improve IESA Scholastic Bowl

I will throw this out there: While QG has a lot of contracts, I would guess that the IESA is one of the bigger ones. Certainly,it has become clear that QG will not listen to coaches. However, if the IESA (from the AdCo) requested certain changes to be made .... and said changes were not made, I woul...
by Tegan
Sat May 16, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

I think Fred thought you were being hard on yourself ..... clearly if you are writing questions where the give away clue is something like "name this number equal to 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd power" .... and the players aren't getting it, the fault can lie anywhere, except with the question writer. ...
by Tegan
Sat May 16, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4399

Re: Aegis Questions no more

It is a sad day. When I joined the Advisory Committee, I thought at the time Scholastic Bowl was going in the right direction (we hadn't arrived anywhere yet, but we were in the right direction). Sadly, in that time, on my watch, while there have been some improvements, there have been some of the b...
by Tegan
Tue May 05, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5188

Re: Bouncebacks?

My team lost a sectional heartbreaker tonight (257-234) in a format with bonuceback bonus, despite holding a 11-9 TU advantage. But, alas, a look at rebounded bonus points shows an incosequential 5 point difference between the 2 teams rebounded totals. No, a bigger issue for my kids was losing on n...
by Tegan
Tue May 05, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 7804

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

cvdwightw wrote: (I can see no other rational explanation for keeping Driver's Ed)
Are you kidding!! Driver's ED actually saves lives!!! Human lives!!!! How many lives have been saved by your so called "history" (interrobang).
by Tegan
Mon May 04, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5188

Re: Bouncebacks?

If the only point of quizbowl is to reward the team that answers the tossup fastest, then I would argue that we should dispense with bonuses and up the number of tossups-per-match .... as a matter of fact, the bonuses potentially increases the chance of writing poor questions (too easy/too difficult...
by Tegan
Sat May 02, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2290

Re: IESA Regional Tourney Prognostication

What do you make of that? Poor seeding? Or is there such an issue with the State Series questions that they don't let the top tier programs differentiate themselves? Considering that I work so much with my kids on sets that AREN'T Questions Galore (ask Egan & Laudermith what I was practicing with w...
by Tegan
Fri May 01, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17333

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

JackGlerum wrote:Headed to DePauw.
DePaul is a great choice! Gillian Anderson graduated from there, and no doubt you will be able to indulge your lacrosse and rap interests there. Glad to see you will be staying local and in a Catholic university no less.
by Tegan
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....

Clearly, you have never played Questions Galore questions It was supposed to be a "given a lead-in giveaway, buzz in with an obscure answer that also fits the clue" joke. Unless QG would actually toss up the Narmer Palette, in which case I am even more disturbed. Nah ..... I get that it was a joke ...
by Tegan
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....

Anti-Climacus wrote:
QG wrote:
This Egyptian sculpture .....
"BUZZ! The Narmer Palette."
Clearly, you have never played Questions Galore questions
by Tegan
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....

rjaguar3 wrote:Thanks for the material. I'll have to use this sometime when I am writing my Questions Galore parody packet.
How can you parody something that would need to be vastly improved to reach the level of a parody itself?
by Tegan
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Lowlights from the IESA Regionals ....

For entertainment purposes only ... not sure if this belongs in AHAN or here The 2007-08 primary season was unique in that it featured a woman, and African-American, and a member of the Church of Later Day Saints as serious presidential candidates. Who was the first Jewish American to be on a major ...
by Tegan
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)

Barrington Station won .... the Sandburg team they beat badly in the final really wasn't bad at all ..... but Barrington was very good.

If only the questions had been worthy of the teams competing.
by Tegan
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Note: for the record, Tom Egan does not knit. I have nothing against the practice, as a friend's wife does knit. I however do not actually knit.

Returning you to normal communication ...... now.
by Tegan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series; NOW with 100% Master-Moderator Goodness!!
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: IESA State Series; NOW with 100% Master-Moderator Goodness!!

swwFCqb wrote:Someone, somewhere, should be slapping a moderator.
Fixed ... the puppy should not suffer.
by Tegan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

I could do the knitting workshop, and Laird could do the Drivers Ed workshop (provided he gets his license back by then).
by Tegan
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Series; NOW with 100% Master-Moderator Goodness!!
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: IESA State Series; NOW with 100% Master-Moderator Goodness!!

I have an idea: Invite the local MS moderators up to watch Mike Laudermith moderate when he comes up. Note how Mike does not favor one team ... he doesn't even appear to do so. Note how Mike does not make weird judgments because a sixth grader cannot pronounce Greek in its most absolute native form....
by Tegan
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results

Woody Paige wrote:YOU have to ask???
QG, of course.
:oops:
QG has hardly cornered the market on bad questions ... are you sure about the recycling of the Super Bowl question?
by Tegan
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results

Woody Paige wrote:1
What did we learn today?
According to the question writer ...
BTW ... who claims credit for writing this?
by Tegan
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Antioch Invitational Tournament VI Results

Whenever I get a chance to talk to newer mods, I tell them that (and mind you, this applies to an Illinois perspective): 1. There is a rule that grants the moderator absolute power. 2. As in the comic book, with power comes responsibility. 3. You are required to listen to a coach's first few protest...