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by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 46085

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Stefan HSQBRankovich wrote:
The Formiddable Dark Skeik wrote:A tad bit late, but my middle school brother is wondering if you are planning to do any rankings related to the MSNCT.
Depends on my schedule, but it's a low priority deal compared to school and high school rankings.
That's what I suspected, just wanted to make sure.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 46085

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

A tad bit late, but my middle school brother is wondering if you are planning to do any rankings related to the MSNCT.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: David Riley, Rest in Peace
Replies: 9
Views: 6527

Re: David Riley, Rest in Peace

I will miss him. I had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions, both as a player, and as a moderator. He brought an undeniable sense of professionalism to the game.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30118

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

bajaj wrote:Two Illinois teams in the Morlan preseason top 25: Hinsdale (2) and Barrington (9).

http://hsqbrank.com/2015/08/24/2015-preseason-top-25/
Ah, the power of returning players.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30118

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

That Barrington projection is heavily dependent on whether Wilder and Peter are ready to provide substantial support to Matthew (and Christopher must be a factor in any noise made in IHSA State play). If so, it's going to be a great next two years. I will admit that both Wilder and I will need to p...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 30118

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Hinsdale Central: Wins state Barrington: Hopefully, we will get a lot of new players next year (about 25 people signed up at our school's club expo). Our science holes should be covered quite well by John (there is a reason his pic is a molecule), and Chris (who should, along with John, also be abl...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29589

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

One thing my team noticed was a bit of a difference between auditory and visual art. There were numerous tossups on specific compositions, operas, or other musicals pieces, but very few tossups on paintings, sculptures, and other works of visual art. At the end of the tournament, we could only thin...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29589

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

Is it just me, or did the answer lines for a fair amount of the questions have a more general answer? I.e., the answer lines for some of the questions were flowers, soldiers, or mazes. It just seemed that there was a larger amount of these general answer lines than there would be in a regular seaso...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29589

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

After looking at the posted questions (I was not able to go to PACE), is it just me, or did the answer lines for a fair amount of the questions have a more general answer? I.e., the answer lines for some of the questions were flowers, soldiers, or mazes. It just seemed that there was a larger amount...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do the top teams study and specialize?
Replies: 13
Views: 7407

Re: How do the top teams study and specialize?

Also specifically how do the top teams specialize? Do they usually have one person do lit, another history, another person do science, and another person do fine arts or is there a specific formula to distribute all of the categories covered quizbowl among four players? On our team, (I believe Hins...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Fri May 29, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 25409

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I will echo everyone and agree that Eric is the rightful winner. I also extend congratulations to everyone who made the lists, especially Alston and Sam. I was always impressed by Sam's ppg, some of them are truly insane.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu May 21, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Homeschool (middleschool grades) quizbowl teams in Oklahoma?
Replies: 11
Views: 4730

Re: Homeschool (middleschool grades) quizbowl teams in Oklah

What grade level/year of school are you in or would you otherwise be in? (Assuming you are homeschooled)
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue May 12, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!

Congratulations to every team that played this year, especially Kealing, Middlesex, and all of the teams from Georgia and Kentucky. It is superb to see how much the quiz bowl program has grown throughout the nation.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY VI @ Northern Illinois University (4/25/15)
Replies: 5
Views: 5147

Re: ATROPHY VI @ Northern Illinois University (4/25/15)

Can you post a field update as soon as the B and C teams register?
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 27636

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

When I was in sixth grade, my friend told me about a club called "scholastic bowl," and encouraged me to go with him to the first practice. I almost didn't go, but I ended up going because I played KMO in elementary school, and I was told scholastic bowl was like that, the rest is history.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

I would be quite envious of anyone whose "lowest point" is truly a single hilarious neg. Believe it or not, I actually know a player who negged eleven times in one game. Sing, o Muse, of the rage of Nathan Freeburg, that brought countless negs upon his teams... and hurled in their multitudes to the...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

Cheynem wrote:Yeah not to get too moderaty here, but this isn't just a thread to list goofy negs; it's about the dark knight of the soul we face when exposed to things like ACF Nationals 2011.


That is kind of a bad habit of mine, changing the subject of threads.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

Ndg wrote:I would be quite envious of anyone whose "lowest point" is truly a single hilarious neg.
Believe it or not, I actually know a player who negged eleven times in one game.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

heterodyne wrote:I think there's already a thread for funny negs, and this isn't it.
There is, I believe that thread is locked.

EDIT: It is locked
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

Alright, what has been your worst neg in all your years of doing quiz bowl? Mine would be in sixth grade, when I negged North Korea with the Galactic Empire. Pfft, they really are the same thing.



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by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 41644

Re: Your Lowest Point

1. 2014 IESA Sectionals: Frankly, I still don't know what happened. First of all, the bus that was supposed to take us was close to an hour late. Secondly, traffic was terrible so the bus ride was close to two hours long. Thirdly, my teammates must have been really tired because they played way wors...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 25409

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

Well, this is embarrassing, looks like I've led an Illinois takeover of the thread. Just to say one last thing and then I'll be quiet. I know perfectly well that there is no way half of the players on the list(s) would be from Illinois (heck, LASA alone could probably take up a fifth of the total sp...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 25409

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I am only including players from Illinois, since that is the only place I am confident about naming rankings for. The players listed below are those I feel could be on the first list or the second. They are in no particular order. Jennie Yang Cole Timmerwilke Evan Pandya Matthew Lehmann Andrew Sali...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 25409

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I am only including players from Illinois, since that is the only place I am confident about naming rankings for. The players listed below are those I feel could be on the first list or the second. They are in no particular order. Jennie Yang Cole Timmerwilke Evan Pandya Matthew Lehmann Andrew Salij...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 16732

Re: What defines a team captain?

Historically, our school has not had a student "club president," since our coach took up most of the administrative/behind the scenes tasks. The captain for our team is not the highest scorer, nor do we have a permanent captain. We normally switch off between games, since our players are all compete...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

I second what Jeff said, it would be surprising if they do not get a top five or top six spot. It's not completely out of the question that they could beat Kealing, like they did at Bevo Bowl, but I cannot see them ranking over Middlesex, Saint Theresa, or Harmony.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: materials for practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: materials for practice?

I agree with Matthew in that I have heard horror stories, which is why I have made my own private room. However, DO NOT study the MS questions, as your players will quickly memorize them. It is my personal philosophy that players should study questions on the level of quiz bowl that is above them, e...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: materials for practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: materials for practice?

In my experiences, it is excellent if a player creates his or her own room. I have avoided all trouble by making a private room.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: materials for practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: materials for practice?

There is a far larger archive of high school level questions compared to middle school questions. Both of you could try reading high school novice level tossups and bonuses to your players. While the difficulty may seem daunting at first, it pays off in the long run as opposed to lower level MS sets...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 32724

Re: Illinois '14-'15

Just to throw in my two cents since I attend Barrington. We've had about twelve people express an interest in going to PACE (respectable given that is the normal amount that attends regular tournaments). Unfortunately, the current associated costs stand at $700, so that number will probably go down....
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament XII
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: Call for Staffers for Barrington Invitational Tournament

I'm afraid you'll need to contact my probation and parole officer.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

That is true, I believe there was one tournament last year where he got zero negs.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

I forgot to mention that I glommed together A sets and IS sets. I will edit my typo about the A sets.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Just some brief stats I came up with, current as of February 25th, 2015: Middlesex: IS and A set ppb: 20.56 MS (11,12,13): 26.1 Total(A set and MS sets): 23.3 Harmony (stats only include tournaments with William Golden in attendance) IS and A set ppb 19.98 MS (11,12,13):23.95 Total (A sets and MS se...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Rockford Marshall's attendance at the MSNCT is confirmed, I expect them to do some damage.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Gladiator Open [MS-14], 3/28/15 in Elm Grove, WI
Replies: 6
Views: 3067

Re: Gladiator Open [MS-14], 3/28/15 in Elm Grove, WI

I will moderate again (unless Barrington High School makes it to state).

Are there any discounts if a staffer comes for the school? Just asking, because I didn't see the info in your post.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VI at Northwestern (3/7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: Jr. Wildcat VI at Northwestern (3/7/15)

Dylan, you have one moderator right here. I will be coming with the Station team, so give them the discount. Where will the moderator meeting be?
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

I am looking at the stats right now. Even though the coach split up the starters, it's impressive that the A-team (and specifically your brother, Julia), racked up 24 ppb. Julia, send my congratulations to your brother. Although their A-set ppb is slightly worse than other high level teams, they sti...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

I have them at #2 in my rankings, just behind Kealing.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

How would you rank Middlesex this year, especially because you saw your performance?
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Middlesex just won the Charter Oak tournament, stats are pending.
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Oh yes, thank you for reminding me about sectionals, I completely forgot about how that would affect their schedules. Quest and Marshall should win both of their respective sectionals this year (unless Marshall runs into problems with Station). Quest, being a private school, should have no problem g...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

While I do not think that Marshall or Quest will win the MSNCT or even be within the top five or seven teams, it is not entirely unforeseeable to see either team (especially Marshall), within the top fifteen or ten teams. Marshall was able to achieve 562 ppg and 24 ppb at the Keith Country Invitatio...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

How do you think Harmony will fare?
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

When I put up my original prediction, Middlesex wasn't in the field yet. However, I was anticipating that they would show up in the field soon. Since they have now officially registered, I would say that they bump Harmony from the number two spot, possibly the number one pick if they participate in ...
by The Formiddable Dark Skeik
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Kealing!
Replies: 40
Views: 24356

Re: 2015 NAQT MSNCT: May 9-10, Dallas

Based on the current field, the future seems to be South. (Top Five Teams Below) 1. Kealing: Suffice to say that their performance at last year's MSNCT was disconcerting at best. However, Kealing really proved themselves at the 2014 TQBA Middle Kickoff in Austin, with a shocking 654.4 PPG (shocking ...