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by millionwaves
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Field update? It would be my pleasure. There will be eleven teams competing on Saturday in a full round robin. They are: Carbondale Bloomington IMSA Saint Ignatius University High (Normal) North Kansas City Detroit Catholic Central A Detroit Catholic Central B Loyola Rockford Auburn New Trier Best ...
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 17686

I'd like to thank the University of Chicago quiz bowl team, David, the moderators, and everyone involved with this tournament. I thought the tournament was excellently run, and the moderation and logistics were terrific.
by millionwaves
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your tournaments as Facebook events
Replies: 19
Views: 6681

by millionwaves
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

A bump and a field update: These are teams that have confirmed to me that they are coming so far: University of Chicago (2 or 3) University of Minnesota (1) (Thanks for the early packet!) Jerry Vinokurov/Jonathan Magin/?/? Ryan Westbrook/Matt Lafer/?/? Team Chicago Locals (Thanks for the packet!) We...
by millionwaves
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The president at Columbia University is my hero today
Replies: 27
Views: 5873

Tegan wrote:If the campus really wanted to help things, they would ban the political science majors and Future Democrats/Repuvblicans [sic] from being on campus
As a student of political science, I respectfully disagree.
by millionwaves
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Iowa Winter Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 6684

Illinois may be interested.

When you say "NAQT style", does that mean an NAQT-produced set, or are you planning on producing a set in house in the NAQT style?
by millionwaves
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Hey, a very slight update.

For those interested, this tournament will now serve as an official qualifier for the PACE NSC.

Trygve Meade
Tournament Director, Earlybird 2007
by millionwaves
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Hello again, all. With a little less than a month to go, here's the field so far. The following schools have committed to bringing at least one team, and I believe several are bringing two. Auburn Bloomington Carbondale Detroit Catholic Central Loyola New Trier Saint Ignatius Univeristy High School ...
by millionwaves
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Kansas City Area Winter Undergrad Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 12098

Trygve told me that KC is probably too far for U of I to travel anyway... idk if that is the official verdict for everyone though. I should clarify. It's not too long of a drive objectively (I mean, I'm sure we've done longer than that at some point), but given that December 8th is a finals date fo...
by millionwaves
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34101

Trevkeeper wrote:Plus, isn't the UIUC NAQT tournament the same day as the IL NAQT State Qualifier at Loyola?
We checked with Mr. Riley about that, and I believe that he said that he wasn't using that date this year. Unless that's changed, we don't have any conflicts that I'm aware of.
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205153

jonah wrote:
David Riley wrote:Sooooo...who (besides us) is planning to go to the U of I Early Bird on October 13?
New Trier is.
That's terrific! If someone from New Trier could shoot me an e-mail and make it official at your convenience, I'd really appreciate that.
by millionwaves
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Full Announcement: ACF Fall 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 22955

Notre Dame would like to bring a team to UIUC. However, November 3rd is the day of the Notre Dame - Navy game. The only way we would be able to attend is if the date was moved to Sunday. Can anyone tell me the probablility of this occurring? Hey - It's great to hear you guys are interested, but I t...
by millionwaves
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

1. Less "Impossible" (somewhere between ACF Regionals and Nationals difficulty, but tending toward Regionals) This sounds about right for a playoff packet, although if it strays somewhat into choice 2 territory, that probably would be ok. (And would you please e-mail me to let me know if you're wri...
by millionwaves
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Weekend Availability
Replies: 11
Views: 4689

Before even considering side events I think we should know a little bit more about the tournament itself. After going to what turned out to be a very bad IO last year I would be hesitant to return regardless of side events if IO isn't going to improve. You raise a very legitimate concern, and since...
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Weekend Availability
Replies: 11
Views: 4689

Illinois Open Weekend Availability

Hello, all. As IO has been announced, I think now is an appropriate time to ask this: How much in the way of side events are people interested in attending (or, are able to attend) on the weekend of Illinois Open, that is to say, of November 10? For instance, Ryan Westbrook has already committed to ...
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

There's some information that I thoughtlessly forgot to ask James to include in the original announcement; my public apologies to him. Please note the following: When writing questions, please follow Mike's rather excellent principles from last year, specifically: (I) Write questions with unambiguou...
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some Semblance of Preseason Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 13504

grapesmoker wrote:
millionwaves wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
Kelly Tourdot is still at UIUC
Not true, actually. Kelly is, to the best of my knowledge, not affiliated with any university this year.
Huh, I thought she was in the library science program. Does that mean she's graduated?
Yes, I think so.
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some Semblance of Preseason Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 13504

grapesmoker wrote:
Kelly Tourdot is still at UIUC
Not true, actually. Kelly is, to the best of my knowledge, not affiliated with any university this year.
by millionwaves
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO Critique
Replies: 49
Views: 17764

http://quizbowl.stanford.edu/archive/veto2007/uwo.pdf tossup #7 "Also known as hydroxyl acid, it is the main component of acid rain. Its gaseous form may cause severe burns, and inhalation, even in small amounts, may cause death. However, among, regular users, withdrawal causes certain death within...
by millionwaves
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Advertising clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

From the 1994 IHSA Tournament: Round 1, Bonus 2 What FOUR planets consist mainly of gas? Round 1, Bonus 6 What FOUR planets are referred to as the GIANT PLANETS? Round 1, Toss-up 22 What planet of the solar system is the largest of the "gas" planets? Round 2, Toss-up 23 How many different arrangeme...
by millionwaves
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FMWH is proud to announce its next interview subject...
Replies: 24
Views: 7880

Howard wrote:If you're willing to receive the coming backlash from everyone who doesn't like it, tell us your distribution.
Hey, I'm not sure what they use for their IS sets or anything, but what they used for ICT this year is here.
by millionwaves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Hello again, everyone. Now that we're a little closer to the tournament, I am now officially soliciting the registrations of interested parties. So far, seven teams have e-mailed me expressing interest. (To those who have, thank you.) I'm looking at capping the field at 24, so I'd encourage you all ...
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ideal HS Packet Distribution
Replies: 46
Views: 15543

Assuming we're talking 20/20: 4 Literature (1 American, 1 British, 1 European, and 1 World) 4 History (2 American, 2 other, with significant variation between time period) 4 Science (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Physics, and 1 Math/CS/Astro/Earth) 3 Fine Arts (Including at least 1/1 Painting and 1/1 Mu...
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 18803

That DID help. It was fascinating to read the same question "fleshed out" in that manner. What a challenge! But, like the scholar bowlers, I enjoy challenges. At this point, I feel that I'm going to have to research every question to find details and then analyze the pyramidial order of stating the...
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 18803

M(r)s. Quillin, I'm really happy to hear that you're genuinely interested in improvement. So many question vendors don't care that their questions aren't what people care to play on. I've written a question with the same answer as yours above, and Andrew Hart (theMoMA) graciously agreed to edit it f...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24196

The bot is in #scobowl, on EsperNet. You'll know you're in the right place if there's an admin (or whatever the IRC term is) called TriviaBot present.
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DID YOU SAY MY NAME WRONG??????
Replies: 29
Views: 9958

Re: DID YOU SAY MY NAME WRONG??????

metsfan001 wrote:
charlieDfromNKC wrote:http://www.wvrv.com/?nid=212&pid=433

Wow.
Calling Evan O'Dorney clip before I see it. Posterboy nerd (possible Aspergian, even?); I'm so glad QBers aren't actually like that.
FIFTEEEEEEEN.
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205153

All righty then, coach a team with 15-20 kids on it and keep the parents of said children happy when they take off work early to watch their child play. Yes, when my team gets a big lead, you bet I sub in the 2nd and 3rd tier kids. My 8th graders may not be thrilled to play what amounts to 7-15 que...
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205153

Yeah, I guess both of you are correct about the timing thing. Intentionally running down the clock is, I suppose, as much a part of the strategy of the game as running up the score to break possible ties. I stand corrected, and thank you for pointing that out. Now, as far as talking goes, I guess I ...
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205153

To return to this, quickly - A better approach would be to clearly define exactly which behaviors are unsportsmanlike. MaS I completely agree. To that end, I humbly submit the following as a list of behaviors that could be considered unsportsmanlike. - Behavior exhibited for the intentional purpose ...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32992

Euro Disney has some stuff designed by Frank Gehry, while the Creation Museum has hilariously illegal hiring practices (Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964). Also, the Creation Museum has an exhibit of a triceratops with a saddle that it presents as fact. The Creation Museum implodes in a cloud of i...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32992

Laura in a landslide. She's got wild in her name...of course she's gonna beat some ass. The mud wrestling venue plays right into her hands. MOST HATED FAN... Steve Bartman v The Danish Dumbass http://uk.reuters.com/article/UK_WORLDFOOTBALL/idUKL0476098420070604 Bartman, as nothing can match the imp...
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 17928

Re: ZERG RUSH!!!!

theMoMA wrote:;; ;; ;; ;; kekekekekkekekekkekeke -______________________-
With how it started, is this surprising?
by millionwaves
Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 17928

Derivative of what, though? Certainly not C&C. Starcraft, as already mentioned, is derivative of Warcraft, which itself is a slightly improved version of Dune II (the first modern RTS). There's nothing wrong with being derivative, mind you; Starcraft is a nice enough game for all that. But there ar...
by millionwaves
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 17928

Halo fanboys have insufficient Vespene gas.
by millionwaves
Fri May 18, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Just named Jr. High Scholastic Bowl Coach!
Replies: 12
Views: 4935

As a fellow Central Illinois resident, I must ask - which school are you coaching at?
by millionwaves
Thu May 17, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 18834

leftsaidfred wrote:
millionwaves wrote:Your literacy moment sucks.
I spent my resevoir of rage on Dren :sad: .
I 'twas just kidding, Fred. His literacy moment was just fine.
by millionwaves
Thu May 17, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32992

S. R. SIDARTH VS. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY The Republicans bring out the clone army that's been hiding in a small town in the Bible Belt since Reagan's first inauguration. They proceed to march all over S.R. SIDARTH. However, just when it looks like all is lost, one of them screws up and uses a racist ...
by millionwaves
Thu May 17, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 18834

Your literacy moment sucks.
by millionwaves
Wed May 16, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 18834

We are talking about Olmec from noted Nickelodeon game show "Legends of the Hidden Temple", right? Because he's :cool:, although he's not my homeboy. And therefore: Thread of the Year: Consolidated College Bowl Results Thread. Post of the Year: While your description of the self-confidence shatterin...
by millionwaves
Mon May 14, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 18834

For AHAN Jr. names, I've always been partial to the ever popular "Discontinued Soda Fourm"... although my ballot may not reflect that.
by millionwaves
Mon May 14, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32992

By volume, obscure academic crap defeats well-written trash.

NEXT:

Quizbowl-themed reality TV. (Sorice, Teitler, etc. in a house with cameras)

vs.

Quizbowl-themed murder mystery games. (Sorice, Teitler, etc. in a house with weapons)

EDITED: To avoid a repeat.
by millionwaves
Fri May 11, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Hello again, everyone. The price for Earlybird has been determined: Base fee: $60 Each subsequent team from the same school: $50 As normal, we offer a discount for bringing buzzers; for each working buzzer set, $5 will be deducted from the total cost for the school, limited to $10, although if you'd...
by millionwaves
Fri May 11, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31171

The answer was "Conquest". The packet that contains the question in question can be found here . Please note, like Andrew mentioned, that it's a lit tossup. Also from that glorious packet, is this lead-in: Está enterrado en Kabul, y ascendió al trono cuando contaba con doce años. I'm sure it wasn...
by millionwaves
Fri May 11, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31171

Sure.
Lead-in to a pretty bad question wrote: A Taco Bell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Merced uses this brand of hand soap.
by millionwaves
Fri May 11, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31171

I think we should post more funny/egregiously bad lead-ins. To that end: To create it, Abraham Mazlow observed successful people rather than mentally ill individuals. I like both the mispelling of Maslow and the fact that his name appears in the first sentence of a tossup on his Hierarchy of Needs. ...
by millionwaves
Tue May 08, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31171

I'm very curious as to what the listed answer actually was.
by millionwaves
Fri May 04, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Stingray Awards 2007
Replies: 58
Views: 19540

You know, I'm not sure if you have autism or some other disorder that prevents you from reading people's feelings and opinions of you (which is easy to do even over the internet), so if you do, my apologies, I guess. Sucks to be you. Nevertheless, I'm going to say what I know a large number of peop...
by millionwaves
Fri May 04, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Acceptable question answer
Replies: 21
Views: 7820

Simple solution: Questions Galore should never write questions again. Oh my god they suck. Indeed. I was reading a packet of those for my sister's middle-school tournament. No joke: Social Sciences - Geography. On a standard compass rose, what is the opposite of east? ANS: West. I mean, I guess it ...
by millionwaves
Thu May 03, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

I've lived in Illinois all my life; my name comes from my Great-Grandfather, who did indeed immigrate from Norway, although to my knowledge, the name "Trygve" isn't common there these days. Although, Trygve Lie wouldn't be a bad person to be named for...