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by Siverus Snape
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260570

These are all very interesting and thought-provoking suggestions. However, I cannot come up with the unequivocal solutions until I commune with the fantasy league gods. Unfortunately, this may take anywhere from 2-6 weeks due to the massive overload of traffic at the Gods of Leagues of Fantasy (GOLF...
by Siverus Snape
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260570

Posted by wereplayingbasketball in DC/Metro Area 2006-07 topic:

"Why do we have so few posts in this thread? We seriously need to step it up in the nebulous prognostication department. To help stimulate this, i propose a quizbowl fantasy league."

Ditto.
by Siverus Snape
Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24150

About the room assignments: They definitely try to stick you with a team member first. I think that if there is an odd number of boys or girls from your team, the oldest one has to room with someone else. I am fairly sure that they try to room by state/region. Our floor was almost exclusively Illino...
by Siverus Snape
Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260570

Thank you, sabine01.
by Siverus Snape
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260570

91 views; 0 replies. That ends now.

Edit: to reflect wording SIVster wanted ~ TS
by Siverus Snape
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to conduct tryouts?
Replies: 18
Views: 7655

At Auburn, I don't think we ever really have enough people to warrant a try-out, and we have the magnet gifted program for Rockford. I find that highly ironic.
by Siverus Snape
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: match etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 4685

This reminds me of a tournament this year (I'm not sure if I should give the name or not) where the TD specifically asked teams to hold back and at least give the other team a chance to buzz first if a blowout was under way. That totally screwed our team up. It was a lot harder than you would think ...
by Siverus Snape
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I don't think that would be a bad idea at all, considering the earliest part of the season is about three months away or so.
by Siverus Snape
Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Was every single one of the recommendations approved?
by Siverus Snape
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp Questions
Replies: 53
Views: 24150

I am going to be attending the SEMO camp this year, and I was wondering about my major. I've just finished my freshman year in high school, and the highest math classes I've already taken are Algebra II and Geometry. This fall, I will be taking Trigonometry first semester and Analytical Geometry sec...
by Siverus Snape
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 7674

I have noticed it makes more sense to be more aggressive against a better team. I know this all too well from personal experience. We played Sterling in the first round of the Masonic State Finals, and I don't think even they thought they had a real chance of winning. But lo! and behold, they playe...
by Siverus Snape
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing Questions for Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 4554

You know, I was considering those very questions myself. Probably, I'll just write them. As far as a focus, I'm thinking a combination between my worst areas, the areas that our team needs as a whole, and some stuff off of whatever list or resource I'm currently flipping through. Carlo, you may be a...
by Siverus Snape
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing Questions for Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 4554

Thank you, Dr. Chuck. Certainly a lot of food for thought. As far as Wikipedia goes, I think its excellent for gathering topics of interest and getting some relatively deep information on them. The best part of it is the hyperlinking within documents. I can go for hours on Wikipedia just jumping fro...
by Siverus Snape
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing Questions for Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 4554

Re: Pyramidals and not?

...the ultimate goal of writing questions is to attain a sense of where a question should go. 1. Wouldn't this mainly entail examining questions written by others, preferably the source you will play with most of the time? 2. And thank you, by the way, for the speedy response. 3. Since I play in Il...
by Siverus Snape
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing Questions for Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 4554

Writing Questions for Practice

I figured that this summer would be a great time to start writing questions to improve my own knowledge. Pretty much everyone I've talked to has agreed that that is one of the best ways to become a better player. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to begin. Can anyone give me some tips or techniques?
by Siverus Snape
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newspaper article on QB in Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 1679

Interesting article. Thanks for posting it.
by Siverus Snape
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

This sounds like great stuff.
by Siverus Snape
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I like this idea. It might actually bring a kind of horse-racing flair into things. You know, the whole Triple Crown thing. Heck, if NAQT State works out well, then we could have a Quadruple Crown! However, the biggest problem with those ideas is probably funding. Of course, I'm just a freshman, so ...
by Siverus Snape
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What constutes good quiz bowl?
Replies: 32
Views: 13449

The world needs more people like thepowerofche.
by Siverus Snape
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

So do you guys think that the blind drawing is more fair than some sort of seeding? I'm not sure myself, I just want to see the arguments for both sides. And potato0328, thank you very much for your kind comments. P.S.:If anyone might have thought that I was trying to take away from Fremd and their ...
by Siverus Snape
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I felt that against Fremd, we just did not get into much of a rhythm. I think that if we played them in the second or third pool round, the match would have at least been competitive the entire way through, instead of just 3/4 of it. Then again, the "shoulda, coulda, wouldas" don't really mean anyth...
by Siverus Snape
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 316841

That 9th article of the Constitution thing actually happened the exact same way to a team we were playing at either regionals or sectionals this year; you probably know which, Trevkeeper, considering it had to be the same question. Needless to say, when the poor guy on the other team said it, I near...
by Siverus Snape
Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Congratulations to everyone, especially Fremd and Latin. Also, thank you to everyone who spent so much time making all of this work. We, as students, truly owe all of you so much. Again, thank you.
by Siverus Snape
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Thank you for clearing that up.
by Siverus Snape
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Mr. Reinstein, are those pool assignments official?
by Siverus Snape
Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Ha, Hunter, you might enjoy this article.

http://articles.news.aol.com/business/a ... 0000000001
by Siverus Snape
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

As for loud people, yeah, they can be really annoying. I remember a competition where there was a team that talked constantly during the toss-ups and it was really unnerving for me. Hunter, I was referring to loud machines, not people. Haven't you ever seen one of those thin-ish, window-height deal...
by Siverus Snape
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Masonic was an interesting experience.

Was anyone else rather bothered by the loud blowers in some of the rooms?
by Siverus Snape
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I think I speak for the rest of Auburn when I say we're looking for another great game with Bloomington.
by Siverus Snape
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I actually noticed a huge, huge load of science questions. Not too much social studies....The upper level math was mostly calculating limits, and I didn't see that much lit.
by Siverus Snape
Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

I see. Thank you, Mr. Egan. Now that you mention it, the name does sound a little familiar...
by Siverus Snape
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Thanks, Trevkeeper. We're definitely going to Masonic. I don't even know what Culver's tourney is.
by Siverus Snape
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Does anyone know of any particular resource(s) that are very good for studying about the presidents, especially for Scholastic Bowl?
by Siverus Snape
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Why are those three people not eligible for All-State?
by Siverus Snape
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

WN most definitely did not rout us. Though it seemed like they did for a while, we made a very impressive comeback effort that simply fell short.

Edit: Major kudos to Carlo. He kicked butt all day at tryouts.
by Siverus Snape
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Amen.
by Siverus Snape
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

And on a completely different note, what are the available subjects for the Team Illinois tryouts?
by Siverus Snape
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

In all fairness, (and as Auburn's captain, I think I have the right to say this), Wheaton North beat us. End of story. Do I really think the score was nearly indicative of the team's talents? No. However, I would rather lose by 300 points than be a sore loser. I'm just looking forward to when we get...
by Siverus Snape
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Speaking of Superbowl Sunday, what time will the tryouts be over?
by Siverus Snape
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Point taken. It would indeed be unwieldy to make a new thread about every single little desultory topic. My bad.
by Siverus Snape
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 281713

Class A teams only hurt themselves when they going to a match against a Class AA team thinking about the unfair advantage of the other time. In my experience, at times when I let myself think too much about any deficit against any team, my reflexes are always slower, which only benefits the other te...