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by millionwaves
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Comic Book Side Event?
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Interest in Comic Book Side Event?

I would like to run this at a tournament here at Illinois. Yeah, specifically, I think we'd like to run it the weekend that we're running FICHTE II and the accompanying trash tournament. Since it's a long weekend being run nationally that doesn't yet have any accompanying events, I think it's proba...
by millionwaves
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4844

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

leapfrog314 wrote:Should we reopen the "When should this tournament be held?" can of worms? February 21 has just opened up for our team due to likely rescheduling the NAQT Indiana State Qualifier. How is that date?
Tentatively, better for us.
by millionwaves
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158929

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Something that I'm curious about is what the IHSA-mandated penalties were. When I was playing scholastic bowl in central Illinois, we commonly didn't have a full team. Usually, we were required to start a match with a negative score - usually something like 30 or 50 points. I seem to remember this a...
by millionwaves
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT
Replies: 175
Views: 18039

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

gkandlikar wrote:
cornfused wrote:
millionwaves wrote:1/0 atmospheric science/oceanography.
What was this?
Perhaps a tossup on Ekman.
That's right. He's quizbowl's favorite Swedish oceanographer, after all!
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 10806

Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)

This is an announcement for the Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament, which will be held at UIUC on March 14, 2009. Matt Weiner will be in charge of editing the tournament this year, so all packets should be sent to him. Eligibility You are eligible to play this tournament if you meet the ACF...
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT
Replies: 175
Views: 18039

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

Hey, I didn't respond earlier, but when I wrote the science for IO 08, this is what I did: 14/14 biology (written by someone else) 14/14 chemistry 14/14 physics 8/7 math 2/3 astronomy 2/2 geology 2/3 computer science 1/0 atmospheric science/oceanography. That's what I thought I was writing, anyway. ...
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09
Replies: 45
Views: 12903

Re: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09

Illinois will attend with two teams.
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 3605

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Illinois is definitely going to attend with at least one, and maybe two, teams. If the second team materializes, it will probably be made up entirely of freshmen.
by millionwaves
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52047

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I will almost certainly be there, and I can read for this. I could also probably help out with some questions, if that's needed - let me know.
by millionwaves
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24253

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

cdcarter wrote:I believe that the sets that have not been posted yet may be used second semester so they are not cleared for discussion. Tryg, is this right?
I'm afraid you'll have to ask Ted for official word, but to my knowledge, that's the story.
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 47331

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

I just can't stop doing this! I have split the discussion of middle clues that apply to more than one answer from this thread. You can discuss that here.
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 26035

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

All of the stuff about the appropriateness in general of mixed teams playing non-open tournaments has been split from this thread and may be discussed here.
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT
Replies: 175
Views: 18039

Re: High Schoolers and Writing for NAQT

All the stuff about the suitability of A-sets for new high school teams has been split from this thread and may be discussed here.
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Announces Tournament Certification
Replies: 0
Views: 933

PACE Announces Tournament Certification

PACE is pleased to announce that it has made changes to the process by which it affiliates tournaments. In order to better recognize tournaments that use excellent questions and fair formats, PACE has adopted a three-tiered certification system to allow more teams to qualify from tournaments that go...
by millionwaves
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6365

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion

Thread title changed to accurately reflect what's up for discussion here.
by millionwaves
Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental Tournament for the 09 HSNCT
Replies: 52
Views: 6179

Re: Experimental Tournament for the 09 HSNCT

I also think that this isn't the best place for your new format's debut, Jonathan. If not here, where? I sort of think that if he's willing to put the effort into writing a bunch of really high quality questions for this, he can set his own terms. While I'm not sure how much fun the format will or ...
by millionwaves
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Alternatives to Wikipedia: where to find good material
Replies: 25
Views: 29606

Re: Alternatives to Wikipedia: where to find good material

When writing philosophy and social science questions on people, I often find it helpful to check and see if there's a profile on the thinker in this directory: http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/profiles/ The ones that I've used have been great: there's plenty of contextual biographical information, full...
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Lit packets and discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

Re: MO Lit packets and discussion

I usually don't weigh in on these discussions, but I'll agree with Ted in this case: I often find myself frustrated when hearing literature common link questions on what seem to me to be random subjects. It seems to me that they can reward knowledge so specific as to be trivial in some cases - for e...
by millionwaves
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)
Replies: 68
Views: 8072

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)

I'll probably be here and interested in playing.
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest at Mizzou Open
Replies: 33
Views: 10821

Re: EuroFest at Mizzou Open

Hey, everyone, As Charlie noted, I'll be serving as the Tournament Director for the Mizzou site. It sounds like the current plan is to play the main event on Saturday, and then both this and Asian lit on Sunday. If you have any questions, or want to sign up, you can feel free to e-mail me at trygvem...
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29538

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford

Recent developments (like an SCT site that doesn't require a hotel and almost 16 hours of driving. Thanks, NAQT!) indicate that Illinois might be able to come to this again. We'll keep you posted.
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest at Mizzou Open
Replies: 33
Views: 10821

Re: EuroFest at Mizzou Open

Hey,

I don't have much interest playing a tournament entirely composed of European history, but I plan to be at Missouri Open. I can direct this on site, if you like.
by millionwaves
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8586

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

cornfused wrote:Illinois all submit.
I don't know if it affects your plans, but Illinois at least will not have time to get a packet together for this.
by millionwaves
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8586

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

cornfused wrote:FIELD (final, probably):
Minnesota 2, 1 buzzer
Michigan 1
St. Olaf 1
Illinois 1
House

Illinois, Michigan, St. Olaf: I'd like two buzzer systems from you guys. Who wants to bring them?
We will bring both of them.
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournaments Affiliated With 2009 PACE NSC - Updated 03/30
Replies: 66
Views: 14920

Re: Tournaments Affiliated With 2009 PACE NSC - Updated 11/12

Although I am new on here, may I recommend looking into the spring tournament at the University of Florida (I believe it is the NAQT state championship) and the Commissioner's Academic Challenge at Disney April 20-22, which is also a state championship. They are both tournaments for a state champio...
by millionwaves
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2028

Illinois Open Discussion

Because the last mirror of IO has run, the set is now cleared for discussion. I've e-mailed it to Chris Carter, who should be putting it up on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com soon. Thanks to everyone who played it - it was on the whole a really satisfying experience writing it, and I hope you all enj...
by millionwaves
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8586

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

I guess it seems likely that at least Mike and I will be at this, so you can go ahead and move us to one.
by millionwaves
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

two of the three Notre Dame teams leaving at lunchtime. Pursuant to this, I'd like to extend my apologies to teams who graciously agreed to sit and play against empty chairs for their rounds against the two teams that left, in addition to the resulting delays in the schedule. Everyone was a pretty ...
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Congratulations to Chicago Stone Cold Peter Austin for winning the Midwest TRASH Regionals, held today at UIUC. Coming in second was Car Ramrod, a team of free agents, and after that was Illinois. Congratulations to Mike Cheyne of Minnesota/Car Ramrod for being the non-spurious top scorer. Thanks to...
by millionwaves
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 50635

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

We pretty much ran IO using these today, and they worked fantastically. Thanks a ton for creating these, they're super useful.
by millionwaves
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12683

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

Congratulations to Minnesota A, who went undefeated and defeated FSU/Westbrook in a one game final to win the tournament. Coming in third was Chicago Seth Teitler's Rules of Zerg Rush. Although the final should have been advantaged, we didn't have enough packets to do that due to my oversight. It en...
by millionwaves
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3207

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Illinois will certainly try to play this, and will probably bring from two to four teams.
by millionwaves
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8586

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

cornfused wrote:
Have you pulled a team out of your ass?:
Illinois
Maybe, believe it or not. I'll e-mail you once this weekend is over.
by millionwaves
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Hey, everyone, I've posted a field update above. You have until 11:59 PM tomorrow night to let me know if you're coming; registration is closed after that. At this point, we'll be running a round robin, followed by a bracketed playoff. Registration will start at 8:30 in the Armory, and play will sta...
by millionwaves
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12683

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

Hey, The field for this event is final now, and is reflected in the initial post. We have twelve teams, which means that we're going to run a full round robin, followed by an advantaged ACF-style finals. Ties in record will be broken by playing a full packet, or if both teams agree, points per game....
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8219

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Hey, so, after talking to some people, I understand that the format as run was not mandated, although the rule about records not carrying over (which I find unfair) was. In that case, I disagree heavily with the decision to format the tournament in the manner in which it was. In the future, I strong...
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8219

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

You aren't playing the same opponents. Giving Team A a win and a loss for playing Team D and Team F when their playoff opponent Team B never had to play those games doesn't make any sense to me. You carry over round-robin records when everyone has played the whole field and the playoffs are exclusi...
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8219

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Hey, First, I want to thank Truman State for running what I considered to be a pretty acceptable tournament. While some things weren't terribly efficient, it's no light undertaking to run ACF Fall, and I had a pretty good time today. I do, however, want to raise one point that I've been thinking abo...
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Hey, guys,

We seriously need more teams for this. I've heard interest from a possible team in passing at Rob Pilatus at MO, but that puts us at two, maybe four. Are there any schools coming to IO that want to stick around and play this as well?
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 13945

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

Sure, you'll find one in the initial post of the announcement thread for IO.
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: When did this happen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: When did this happen?

I'm extremely happy that NAQT has decided to take this step, and I want to thank Seth for agreeing to do this. I'm really looking forward to the SCT now.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12683

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

With a little less than a month to go, I'd be very appreciative if teams that have mentioned to me that they're coming could start sending me e-mails telling me how many teams they intend to bring so that I can get an idea of scheduling. We can accommodate up to 18 teams, so I don't expect that spac...
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

InvadErGII wrote:I and the team of Nelson/Nelson/Kioski/???? (still a man short) will be there. Should be a good tourney. :)
That's awesome, but I'm not sure who you are. If you could send me an e-mail at trygvemeade@gmail.com to let me know who you are and also for my records, I'd appreciate it.
by millionwaves
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20998

Re: EFT Discussion

grapesmoker wrote:I'd rather not make this a thread about the state of high school education in America
Agreed. You all can discuss the teaching of AP US History over here.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 7830

PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

PACE is pleased to announce the official format for the 2009 National Scholastic Championship, which will be held at George Mason University on May 23 and 24. The 2009 PACE NSC will have a 64-team field. All teams will play a minimum of fifteen games. The playoff format will be changed from previous...
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13591

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

I'm sure Donald will want to post later, but on behalf of our club, I really want to thank everyone who came to Champaign and played yesterday. We sincerely appreciate you making the trip and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. I'd like to especially thank the teams and coaches from New Trier and Auburn...
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8378

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I think that I personally would prefer to have tossups with powers.
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12683

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

I've added lots of information to the above. We don't have anything scheduled Friday night preceding IO, and I think I'm inclined to keep it that way; if there's lots of demand, perhaps we can attempt to find yet more quizbowl to play.
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird Tournament at University of Illinois (10/25/08)
Replies: 41
Views: 8915

Re: Earlybird Tournament at University of Illinois (10/25/08)

The field has currently reached nine teams. Also, we are officially using HSAPQ ACF Set #1 for this event.
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

This is an announcement for the Midwest site of the TRASH Regional tournament, which will be held Sunday, November 16, at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. I will serve as the tournament director for this event, and if you would like to register or ask questions regarding th...