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by Stephen Colbert
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Re: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament

If this does happen and Mr. Price doesn't claim the set, I would highly consider hosting a mirror in central Illinois (assuming I can secure a location and that no other schools in the area were interested in hosting). I'd be willing to contribute to the set as well.
by Stephen Colbert
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please help a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 3845

Re: Please help a newbie.

Max Moon wrote:And if/when they're frustrated by things that aren't part of the middle school curriculum, read Junior Wildcat 2009 to them.
Our of curiosity, is this set posted online somewhere?
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

Winkler, Nolan/No Youkhna, Marcel/No Nolan and Marcel will probably share a room, switching off scorekeeping and moderating, Also, Kristin Strey will be keeping stats. Ineligible Viator players will scorekeep in as many rooms as possible. I said I could bring a laptop... Yeah, yeah, yeah. It might ...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

I could probably make the trip up to staff this. E-mail me if you're in need of additional moderators. Yes, I probably will need extra moderators since the kids from Auburn just told me that they can't come because it's their homecoming. I'll send you an email when I know exactly how big the field ...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

I could probably make the trip up to staff this. E-mail me if you're in need of additional moderators.
by Stephen Colbert
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible September Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 8602

Re: Possible September Tournament

If you're short moderators, I'll drive up to read at this.
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9549

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

Dan, From experience, permit me to suggest sending a follow-up e-mail to ask about your submission. Also, I'll personally vouch for the moderating skills of Mr. Hollinsaid. He did an admirable job of filling the shoes vacated by Egan and Laudermith when the Barrington Invitational conflicted with I...
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9549

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

I'll volunteer my moderating services, if needed, for the IHSSBCA Kickoff (preferably if a site develops in northwestern IL), Rockford Auburn's Knight's Challenge, the D&G Throwdown, Wheaton North's F/S, Huskie Bowl, and anyone else who will have me (though driving up from Streator to the suburbs ev...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 34235

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Here is a link to information about the New Orleans tournament, and a summary about what went on. See for yourself. Also, Chip, during the finals, mocked how we said bling at the final question. Here is the link for the tournament. http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm Washington is this week. Her...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun May 24, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results

Anyway, I'd appreciate it if you let me know what tourneys your team will be attending when you find that out. If I recall correctly, I believe Macomb won the frosh/soph division of Springfield High School's tournament. However, I believe the questions were the same as those written for Rockford Au...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat May 23, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results

Tristan, Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your consecutive state championships. If your team has tired of playing Questions Galore, I'd encourage you to speak with your coach (even if you'll be in high school next year) about playing at some higher quality tournaments, like Northwestern's...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)

Then why isn't it posted here ? Yeah, if I had this power I would certainly make use of it. I can report the following: Round #1: Northlawn 301 - Dwight 122 Round #2: Northlawn 302 - Putnam County 135 Round #4: Northlawn 312 - El-Paso Gridley 155 The final should not have been close, as Northlawn a...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)
Replies: 5
Views: 859

IESA Regional Results (4/29/09)

Northlawn beat El-Paso Gridley 312-155 in the championship match to win their regional.
by Stephen Colbert
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA State Tourney Prognostication & Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: IESA Regional Tourney Prognostication

CLASS A Sectional A:Sterling St. Mary's, Ottawa Wallace, Rockford Holy Family, St. Columba Sectional B: Flanagan, Woodland, Metamora St. Mary's, Lostant Sectional C: Peoria Academy, Bradford, Peoria Norwood, Peoria Heights Sectional D: Paris Crestwood, Champaign St. Matthew, Catlin, Piper City Tri-...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4 Rounds of Questions - Free no longer
Replies: 16
Views: 3738

Re: 4 Rounds of Questions - FREE!

In my opinion the European Literature bonus #13 on Packet 2 may be a little too difficult for 6th/7th graders. I read this bonus to Streator Northlawn today and it was easily swept by an eighth-grader. Even if a little difficult, a bonus like this makes a statement that the middle school literature...
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Regional Assignments are posted
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: IESA Regional Assignments are posted

My various thoughts, as I'm too lazy to actually write in paragraphs. 1. BG Aptakisic's inability to accurately indicate their results (totally inconsistent with results posted by other teams for the same matches) and correctly report their record (variously reported as both 3-11 and 13-11) likely c...
by Stephen Colbert
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6942

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

Before yesterday, they thought the list of Russian composers was confined to Tchaikovsky. So, my point is, don't fall into that falllacy of "If I know it, it must be easy." There's definitely room for canon expansion here, if done properly, either as the hard part of a bonus or a well-written music...
by Stephen Colbert
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me seed my sectional!
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: ITT Help me seed my sectional!

FWIW, it appears Buffalo Grove Aptakisic did not post their results from the Barrington Invitational. I'm pretty sure these results factored into my decision-making, since I had access to them, which is probably why I seeded them slightly higher than everyone else. Buffalo Grove Aptakisic 240, Wauco...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6942

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

Is NU planning on repeating this tournament next year? Our tournament will not be this year (like I said, these are extremely preliminary preparations) and I doubt a mirror a year after the fact would be feasible I'm unsure if Northwestern will be hosting their tournament next year. Hopefully Andy ...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6942

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

I'm trying to do something kind of like HAVOC, except perhaps half a step easier: easy questions, but still pyramidal, with answers selected from an academic canon. Consider mirroring Northwestern University's Junior Wildcat tournament. See http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7323 for ...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6942

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

(TU on Euler went dead in the championship of my tourney this year) Assuming this was my room, the Euler toss-up was correctly answered insanely early by Lincolnshire Daniel Wright (possibly Eric?), right around the mention of "natural log". The only toss-up that went dead in that match was spelling.
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me seed my sectional!
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: ITT Help me seed my sectional!

Prediction: The winner of this sectional will win state. At least two of the three remaining regional champions could probably make that argument too. And, if (Buffalo Grove) Twin Groves played in the IESA state series, wow, that sectional would be brutal (not that it isn't already).
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me seed my sectional!
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: ITT Help me seed my sectional!

1. Barrington Station
2. Lincolnshire Daniel Wright
3. Cary
4. Buffalo Grove Aptakisic
5. Lake in the Hills Marlowe
6. Barrington Prairie
7. Antioch
8. Gurnee
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment II
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment II

I would love to see mACF bonuses, with bouncebacks, next year.
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

Complete State Final Results: Class A: 1. Chicago Latin 2. Litchfield 3. Warrensburg-Latham 4. Peoria Christian Latin beat Litchfield 313-190 in the final and Warrensburg-Latham beat Peoria Christian 237-147 to take third. Class AA: 1. Carbondale 2. Rockford Auburn 3. Stevenson 4. Loyola Carbondale ...
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

More round two results:

Loyola 349
Springfield 263

Hinsdale South 317
HF 272
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

In round two, Auburn beats Stevenson 455-228.
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5686

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Now that I have another TA covering for me, I'm thinking of heading down to Peoria to watch the state tournament tomorrow. Granted, this will seriously reduce my ability to watch college basketball. So, I figure I can catch some semi-competitive matches in round two (Auburn v. Stevenson) and round t...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5686

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

A return to prognostication:

Class A:
1. Latin
2. Litchfield
3. Peoria Christian
4. Warrensburg-Latham

Class AA:
1. Auburn
2. Carbondale
3. Stevenson
4. Loyola
by Stephen Colbert
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 10445

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high

Some round-by-round numbers from my room: (UA = unanswered; UH = unheard) Round #1: Antioch 294 – River Grove Rhodes 39 Toss-Ups Answered: 15 Toss-Ups Heard: 19 Percentage of Toss-Up Heard Before Correctly Answered: TU1: 90% TU2: 100% TU3: 53% TU4: UA TU5: 100% TU6: UA TU7: 76% TU8: UA TU9: 100% TU1...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5686

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

IHSA Interactive Scorezone wrote: Petersburg (PORTA) 265 F
Bloomington (Central Catholic) 164
Porta awarded 30 points at the beginning of round 4 due to mis-match uniforms from Bloomington Central.
I <3 IHSA :roll:
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 10445

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high

Many thanks to Mr. Price and Barrington Station for playing host to another excellent tournament. The set was well-written (thanks largely to the aforementioned editorial board) and seemed to hit the target difficulty. It suffered slightly from some interesting answer selections, but in no way did t...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 12461

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I was going to make a seperate thread regarding this, but this is the perfect lead-in. As a certified moderator now living in Indiana, I don't get to as many tournaments as I would like. As such, a Tuesday afternoon affair was perfect for me this year; I was hoping just to swing by a nearby regiona...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl
Replies: 30
Views: 4842

Re: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl

Hey: Do timed games in IESA (basketball, football) have slaughter rules? The IESA doesn't sponsor football. For basketball, if a team begins the fourth quarter up by 30 points (or reaches that differential during the fourth quarter), a "running clock" is utilized. Basically, the game clock won't st...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 10445

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high

So after the initial round-robin, what is the format for this?
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

Well, to be fair, I believe the question was edited by Mr. Hollinsaid to include the Bass Fishing reference, as the printed packets given to the coaches don't mention the state series. It may very well have been Nathan trying to provoke me, in which he clearly succeeded! :grin: Yeah, I couldn't pas...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

A few other observations: What happened to Ottawa Shepherd? After starting off hot at 5-0, they lost their last 3 matches to finish out of trophy contention. I realize they faced some tough afternoon competition, but they really seemed to die out. Both Bolingbrook Brooks and Jacksonville Turner were...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

Were the questions as bad as they were predicted to be? Mr. Price will probably be the better judge of this, as he's now heard the full range of question providers. I felt that, as provided, the set was pretty raw, and editing only served to make it slightly less terrible. Most bonuses appeared to ...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

Now with partial results goodness! Pool A: 1. Barrington Station I (8-0) 2. Barrington Station II (6-2) 3. DeKalb Huntley (5-3) 4. Streator Northlawn (5-3) Pool B: 1. Bloomington Holy Trinity (8-0) 2. Streator Northlawn II (6-2) 3. Spring Valley JFK (6-2) 4. Normal Metcalf I (5-3) Pool C: 1. Flanaga...
by Stephen Colbert
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

The question is, how good will JR's questions be this Saturday? Buzzer-race-a-palooza? Or will he show us some depth and canon expansion? :smile: I would prepare yourself for a day of: What animal has udders and says "moo"? These animals suffer from bovine spongiform encephalopathy which drives the...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

I have to guess that Northlawn II is Pam's 2nd string and I can't see them doing well enough to grab a trophy, even if they are playing down a class. I would generally agree with this, but I'm pretty sure the same group of second-stringers went 6-1 at Ottawa Shepherd's Rotary tournament to take 3rd...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

The field for Knowledge Power as previously promised: Pool A: DeKalb Huntley Barrington Station I Barrington Station II Ottawa Shepherd I Bolingbrook Brooks Jacksonville Turner Morris Shabbona Streator Northlawn Mendota Northbrook Pool B: Beecher Bloomington Holy Trinity Midland Oak Grove West Sprin...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

I'm cool with 2 teams, though it's regrettable we have to play what amounts to an intrasquad match as part of our round-robin. Oh well. Yeah, for the record, I didn't make the schedule. So, Shepherd and Northlawn have teams in the 'B' pool? Interesting. I don't know the rationale behind the placeme...
by Stephen Colbert
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

(I can't believe Nathan didn't start this thread. Sure he's not the TD, but still) Got my letter of confirmation yesterday. It seems I've been volunteered for 2 teams! This isn't a bad thing, though, as lord knows I have the numbers and depth this year to do it. The question I have for Nathan... am...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 30431

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

I’ve been up since at least three o’clock this morning worrying about the weather, and as our bus just got back into town under an hour ago, I’m exhausted and will try to keep this succinct. From the quality of the questions to the caliber of the competition to the competence of the staff, this tour...
by Stephen Colbert
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 30431

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

Streator Northlawn is still a go as of 11:00 PM. The buzzers are packed, pencils sharpened, oranges peeled, pears sliced, apples shined, Mt. Dew iced, marshmallow Peeps doing whatever it is they do, practice questions for the bus printed and stapled, and my mittens, scarf, and stocking cap are toast...
by Stephen Colbert
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 30431

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

The tournament will go on. Northwestern never closes. Do you think that teams will cancel because of six inches or so of snow? Stupid February. I will do everything in my power to make sure Streator Northlawn is there and on time. Obviously we don't want to mess-up the schedule or format by backing...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 30431

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

Any suggestions on the optimal route to avoid traffic and/or construction? I'd like to be well-prepared as our bus driver has apparently never ventured into Chicago-land before. We're coming from Streator (likely on I-55). Northwestern's website suggests I-55 to I-90/94 to I-94W, while Google goes w...
by Stephen Colbert
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 30431

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

Interested to know, was that a high school coach? FWIW, it sounds like Nathan is running Mrs. Riss's practices! It would not be the first time another coach was credited for my handiwork. As I'll be accompanying Northlawn to Northwestern, I started introducing ACF-style bonuses last week. They were...
by Stephen Colbert
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 167791

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Results from junior high "Just Solve It" tournament at Wallace on 2/7: 1. Wallace (Ottawa, IL) 2. Northlawn (Streator, IL) 3. Waltham (Utica, IL) 4. Shepherd (Ottawa, IL) Waltham? Never heard of them. New program? What questions did Wallace use? Waltham is a really small school just north of Utica,...