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by DeepakM
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 50110

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Anyone have predictions for 2017 Scobol Solo? I've made a preliminary list of participants that I think have strong-ish generalist ability. Alexander Kuptel Arjun Sundararajan Aristotle Vainikos Conrad Oberhaus Deepak Moparthi Ethan Strombeck Hanson Hao Jaden Lucas Mitch McCullar Sophie Netzel Tim ...
by DeepakM
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 50110

Re: Illinois '17-'18

To keep Kevin's discussion going, I will put in my two cents about rankings. 1. Fremd (several experienced players, quite solid coverage especially in history and literature). 2T. Auburn (Strombeck is a very very good generalist and great at fa and history). 2T. OPRF (same team structure as Auburn, ...
by DeepakM
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 50110

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Fremd was all juniors and sophomores last year, so they will only have gotten better, and likely significantly better judging by how rapidly they improve. Kodama-led OPRF will be similar to Auburn in that both consist of an underlying generalist making most buzzes... their matches against each other...
by DeepakM
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 48965

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on prions?
by DeepakM
Tue May 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 48965

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossups on thanatos and the chimera?
by DeepakM
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11623

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

I would be interested in playing this be it at a chicagoland mirror or at HSNCT or NSC. Sounds awesome!
by DeepakM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 32716

Re: Midseason Poll

Ok that makes a lot of sense. I was just confused for a second
by DeepakM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 32716

Re: Midseason Poll

Just wondering, is there a particular reason there's no ballot from an illinois coach? I realize there may be a very good reason behind it, but considering the relatively high activity and depth of the illinois circuit, I was just surprised there was no ballot.
by DeepakM
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Note Taking
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Re: On Note Taking

Oh yes negging certainly improves retention rate. A good number of my best buzzes are derived from clues I've previously negged in practice or, unfortunately, during an actual tournament..
by DeepakM
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Note Taking
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Re: On Note Taking

I think your meticulous attitude towards note taking is awesome! I'd suggest using Quinterest as a resource along with wikipedia/Google to give you context about which clues would be more likely to come up, since wikipedia sometimes overemphasizes facts that are relatively insignificant in quizbowl....
by DeepakM
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 51116

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

True Hindu Govind Prabhakar and I will be writing a Hindu Myth/Religion packet, ranging from College Reg- to ACF Nats difficulty.
by DeepakM
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49943

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Harrison Wang is the best comp math player in Illinois
by DeepakM
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9687

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

I completely agree. However, I think that for people who are just beginning quizbowl (especially high school freshmen who haven't taken AP classes yet), using Quinterest and lists is probably the best way to rapidly improve and get interested in the game . I think this is a fantastic idea for new p...
by DeepakM
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49943

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Stevenson will be going to the Stevenson kickoff, where barrington and stevenson A should finish on top by a good margin, followed by, in no particular order, a mix of auburn IMSA stevenson B and Fremd A. Not sure what places 3-6 will be though, But it's important to note given field size, top ~5 sh...
by DeepakM
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 49943

Illinois '16-'17

What are everyone's predictions for the upcoming quiz bowl year in the illinois circuit?