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by Matt Bardoe
Thu May 05, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Letter to IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 10
Views: 2389

Re: Open Letter to IHSA Advisory Committee

No plans to be involved in quizbowl in CT, yet. More math team than quizbowl. Jonathan Legendre who co-coached with me the whole time at Latin will be continuing on as coach.
by Matt Bardoe
Wed May 04, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Letter to IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 10
Views: 2389

IHSA Advisory Committee Redux

Here are some notes about the about the IHSA Advisory Committee Meeting today. As noted about Reinstein was not present and not invited, though it seems that the reasons for that may have been a misreading of messages and that the situation may be rectified soon. Those in attendance were Cynthia Wie...
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

It seems ScoreZone is not working.

In the first round of sectionals:

Lisle defeats Chicago Christian
Timothy Christian defeats Latin
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Ah touche.
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

The IHSA has a strong and consistent aversion to putting competent people in positions that matter with respect to Scholastic Bowl.
Thanks Jonah!

:grin:
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

At our meeting this year, I didn't put quite the tight lid on the discussion. We did go around the room and pat ourselves on the back as required by the rules, but then we also had a lively discussion after but before the voting. People asked, have you played so and so? What about so and so's record...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

1 Dzuricsko (Lisle) 2 Kling (Latin) 3 Swartz (Lisle) 4 Wassenaar (Chicago Christian) 5 Matthews (Timothy Christian) 6 Lindemulder (Chicago Christian) 7 Kelleher (Dwight) 8 Kfoury (Lisle) 9 DeGroot (Bishop McNamara) 10 Barre (Timothy Christian) 11 Ordower (Latin) 12 Korthals (Bishop McNamara) From th...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61138

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

From the Latin Sectional: 1 Lisle (Sr.) 2 Chicago (Latin) 3 Elmhurst (Timothy Christian) 4 Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) 5 Westmont 6 Kankakee (McNamara) 7 Dwight 8 Coal City Actually there was a tie for 1, but Lisle is so clearly more deserving than we would be for the top seed. Hosts will be: ...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern University "Wake Up Call" (10/16/2010)
Replies: 100
Views: 115158

Re: Northwestern University "Wake Up Call" (10/16/2010)

I would like to second that the question set was very good. Certainly for what it was intended to be, I don't know that I could ask for better. Starting on time, a little more direction for the teams (when to eat, where to eat, what the rules are, etc.), sharing scores, and standings. These could be...
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7417

Re: IHSA Finals

I will be happy to play the role of Coach Reinstein for a moment to repeat.... Please write your thoughts in a polite email to the advisory committee of the IHSA, and Ron McGraw. Especially if you are a coach. Especially if you are a coach of a team that is outside of Chicago. Especially if want thi...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7417

Re: IHSA Finals

Lisle over New Berlin 262-153 in class A. Well thank God!! Finally, a shred of sanity in a state series of nonsense. Congratulations, Lise--it was well deserved. And congratulations to Stevenson too. I don't think the results from these "Championships" are so insane. If you are going to have small ...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6666

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

IHSA State Predictions: Class A Pool 1: New Berlin > SJO > Farmington > Fairfield Class A Pool 2: Lisle > Macomb > Winnebago > Herrin 3rd place: Macomb > SJO ... Macomb can simply put up more points than SJO 1st place: Lisle > New Berlin ... credit to New Berlin, but Lisle is Lisle Class AA Pool 1:...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12625

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Would it be possible to eliminate the regional round and just have a sectional tournament with approximately 36 teams? How many rounds of questions would such a tournament need to determine a winner?
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The "HSAPQ is Hard" Fallacy
Replies: 20
Views: 3092

Re: The "HSAPQ is Hard" Fallacy

Could you post a conversion analysis for a IHSA set? The data do not exist. The IHSA only requires that final scores be reported, and I'm not aware of any hosts tracking other stats. I started taking notes on the rounds I read yesterday, but gave up after about ten questions (about half of which we...
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12625

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

As for the letter writing campaign: If you want to write a letter/email, do it soon. The IHSA Advisory Committee generally meets in April or May, so send in your letter by the end of March. Send copies to McGraw, me, Grierson, the editor if you know who that is, and anybody on the IHSA Advisory Com...
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12625

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Many of those questions were edited from my original submissions, mostly in the form of disallowing alternative answers by specifying things like "one word answer" or "starts with S". This editing is definitely a problem and is something I will want to bring up at the advisory committee meeting. Ch...
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16064

Re: February Poll

Here is my straight top ten.

1. Auburn
2. Stevenson
3. St. Ignatius
4. Loyola
5. Carbondale
6. OPRF
7. Hobo
8. Lisle
9. IMSA
10. WWS

Probably not being fair to Barrington, Glenwood, New Trier...or Senn. But just not sure.
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16064

Re: February Poll

Class A 1. Lisle 2. Latin 3. Litchfield 4. New Berlin 5. PORTA 6. Fairfield 7. Byron 8. Dwight 9. Williamsville 10. Warrensburg-Latham Class AA 1. Auburn 2. Stevenson 3. St. Ignatius 4. Loyola 5. Carbondale 6. OPRF 7. IMSA 8. WWS 9. Fremd 10.Naperville Central Litchfield is a very good team, but the...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10311

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Full disclosure: I go to the meeting... So that probably makes me "unreasonable", though I do try to keep it to a minimum.
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10311

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

David... Not really. My experience with this is that the unreasonable people are generally the ones coming to the meeting. Because maybe it is "unreasonable" to drive 3 hours in one night to have a meeting that takes 2 hours complete (and I should say that my meeting was well run, but we needed to w...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10311

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Here are full results (sort of) from the Dwight Sectional... All-Sectional Team – Dwight Sectional (2 players tied for the 15th position) Name School Greg D. Lisle Aaron S. Roycemore Donnie M. Dwight Robert V. Latin Stephen R. Reed-Custer Peter M. Timothy Christ. Naiomi G. Lisle Quinton G. Seneca Mi...
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8330

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

This was a fun tournament today. Thanks so much to Viator for hosting, and thanks to all of those that came out and moderated. It makes for a such a nice day to have moderators. We had amazing, great moderators all day. Props to Dan, Brad, Greg, Tom Egan, and anyone I might have forgot... Particular...
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19570

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

Our team goes to the things that make sense with our schedule, and we have some history with generally. So we are planning to go to things that look good, and are not too far. There are lots of reasons for this, time commitment for myself and my co-coaches, family commitments, etc. So we will go to ...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19570

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

Thanks Brad for your support, and I think you have done a much better job of saying what I wanted to communicate. I would add that we look not just for coaches, but importantly for players. Many of the people on this board are players who have had a tremendous effect on their programs, and they have...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19570

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

A few points here I would like to make. 1. When you say IHSA you really mean Advisory Council and the Question Editor. I have been on the advisory council for less than a year, and it was, at times, a frustrating meeting. But you have to know that the people who are there have the best of intentions...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8072

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

With regard to the fact competitions between New Trier/Maine South/Loyola might have been different with 20 questions rather 30 questions, with due respect, I say ok. This will make the competitions more fun for some. The 3 point basket has made college basketball more fun for teams and fans, becaus...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8072

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

For 20 Questions what about: SCIENCE/MATH/SOCIAL STUDIES/LIT&LANG ARTS split 17 TU and 17 PLEASE MAKE FUN OF ME BECAUSE I SPEAK NEITHER LATIN NOR ENGLISH. The extra-Tossup/ and bonus must come from the A listing of the topic, e.g. if there are 5 TU in Science 4 will come from the Major Sciences. SCI...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8072

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I think that these proposals are very much what is needed for the state series. It will be nice to have more specific distribution to the questions. My only suggestion is make the Social Studies 5/5 on history topics. I don't know how to break down the 5/5 between US/Europe/Rest of the World. One su...
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Petition Against ACF Formatted Bonus
Replies: 65
Views: 5440

Re: Petition Against ACF Formatted Bonus

In the interest of getting all the issues out on the table. I will try to communicate some of the issues that I did hear, and I agree that these are good-faith arguments held by people who want the best for their teams. Some of these teams don't play scholastic bowl at tournaments. They play on week...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 162530

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Metro North has already started. Each team plays on 4 different dates. Two of the dates are small short affairs between three or four teams, and two of the dates are among all teams in the league. We have had one small date, and one large date. Here are the scores (all rounds were 16 questions). Ups...
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

Re: Illinois '07-'08

Not that I don't love bashing questions, and dreaming up new formats, but how about we enjoy some scholastic bowl. In class A, we will have a new state champion this year. Last years champs, Decatur Lutheran lost to Macon (Meridian) by 2 points with Meridan getting the last toss-up and one part of t...
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

Re: Illinois '07-'08

In the Z-B and Maine South sectionals, I suspect that Carmel in the Fremd regional will be the only non-home team winner . My only other prediction is that Sidell Jamaica Coop will win its regional, despite not being ranked for the third straight time.
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

Regional assignments

IHSA regionals are not up on the scholastic bowl page, but there is some information on the ever fabulous ScoreZone. Check out http://www.ihsa.org/scores/8r04scb1.htm for Class A and http://www.ihsa.org/scores/8r04scb2.htm for Class AA Thoughts about what will be the most competitive regional??? In ...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

IHSSBCA Late November Coaches Poll

Here is the most recent IHSSBCA Coaches Poll. There seems to be strong support for Number 1 teams in both classes. Class A (small schools) total pts mentions # of #1 1. Petersburg PORTA 29 3 2 2. Byron 19 3 0 2. Chicago Latin 19 3 1 4. Decatur Lutheran School Ass’n 18 3 0 5. Macomb 14 2 0 6. Sterl...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

We would be glad to have public schools as well. So don't limit your thoughts in anyway. :grin: We would also welcome any schools that might want to just get started with a team.

Matt
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

League Recruitment

If any one is looking or knows a team in the Chicago Area (particularly North and Northwest areas) that is looking to join a league, the Metro North League is looking for new teams. Currently, we have 9 teams (Roycemore, Notre Dame, Carmel, St. Viator, St. Pat's, Driscoll, Latin, St. Ignatius, and W...
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 208045

Fremd F/S

Latin will probably attend the Fremd F/S tournament with one team. I haven't received anything yet, and I wouldn't expect to for a couple more weeks.
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

Join a League

Colby, If you would like, I am a coach at the Latin School, and we are part of the Metro-North League. We are always looking for new teams, and would be able to offer you 20 Varsity and JV games from Nov-Mar. over 4 different dates. If you would like to know more about this, email at mbardoe@latinsc...
by Matt Bardoe
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30501

It must be nighttime. A night of the comet...

Hard to believe that the next one comes from an awful movie with an Academy Award winning actress.


"I wish I had courage like you.
I wish I had chocolate bar with almonds."






My name is....
by Matt Bardoe
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Suprises

My surprises in no particular order: * I thought the New Trier Sectional might have some closer matches. * Carmel's win over Stevenson. Carmel has a great pair of coaches, and a great program overall. They are a team to watch in the future. Soon the Palatine/Lincolnshire Sectional could be as big a ...
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Predictions

I won't participate in public predictions, but I will say that with the knowledge found by reading this board, looking at tournament central at ihssbca.org, and some knowledge of the past years of scholastic bowl I picked 22 of 32 regionals in class AA and 18 of 32 regionals in Class A (I will do be...
by Matt Bardoe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Moderators

If there are any moderators that would be interested in helping with a sectional tournament on Mar 10 at the Latin school of Chicago, please contact me at mbardoe@latinschool.org. Feel free to contact me after regionals.


Thanks,

Matt
by Matt Bardoe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

IHSSBCA website

I see that the IHSSBCA site is down. Will it be up again soon?

Matt
by Matt Bardoe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

IHSSBCA website

I see that the IHSSBCA site is down. Will it be up again soon?

Matt
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Seeding Meeting

I just got my information for the seeding meeting. Since I am in Class A, and many of the teams are more than an hour a way from the seeding meeting most have indicated they are not coming to the seeding meeting. In the past, the people who came to the seeding meeting would get a list of the scores,...
by Matt Bardoe
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317847

My bad.
by Matt Bardoe
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Polls

I think that we should reflect a little about the meaning of polls. Polls are always wrong. The college football poll changed wildly and drastically throughout the year. Does that mean that polls should be abolished? I don't think so. They help give people an easy measure of the challenge in a parti...
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Top Ten

On the subject of the PreSeason Top Ten. I think in terms of Class A, it is not too bad. I think IVC and Decatur LSA will be tough competition for my team (Latin) this year. PORTA, Newman (Sterling), Byron, Fairfield have had good results so far too. Winnebago did not do well at Kickoff, but I think...
by Matt Bardoe
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

Rules question

Here is a moderating question I am unsure about. Can students write the spelling of a word, while saying the letters on a spelling tossup?
by Matt Bardoe
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 261154

More on the top ten

I guess my initial feeling with regard to these posts are that these issues would be best served by going and getting the most information possible. The more voters the closer to true rankings we will be. I thought that by finding a way to open the voting up, through technology for instance (again I...