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by BGSO
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Better tournament format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Better tournament format?

How many teams? Most if not all good tournaments have done away with single elimination. Swiss pairing plus RR works, RR+RR works. You're not breaking any ground here.
by BGSO
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19929

Why is Illinois bad?

I was thinking that we should have a centralized thread to talk about things we have done and want to do to make Illinois better.

I would like this thread to be a place that we can direct people that are trying to understand what makes Illinois bad, so could we try to keep it civil and tangent free?
by BGSO
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Getting Funding?
Replies: 12
Views: 4539

Re: Getting Funding?

(I know we arent really a new team, and we arent really collegiate, but this question fits best here.) Does anyone have any fundraising ideas for a high school? We can't sell candy, and I doubt we can get enough people to come to carwashes with just 1 decentlooking girl. Our school is really low on...
by BGSO
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?
by BGSO
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71601

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Not that I know of. The 15 points thing was a concession made to coaches who think that bonuses have to be exactly double the value of toss-ups.
by BGSO
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible September Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 8411

Re: Possible September Tournament

Black list Greg Ward and Sarah Peluse from us, Sarah played varsity all year and and Greg put up 15 at HSNCT and has picked up basically everything we've given him so far.
by BGSO
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible September Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 8411

Re: Possible September Tournament

IMHO, I really feel that the exclusions to this tournament should be minimal at the worst. I agree that people like Zach, Deveau, Zahed, etc.. should be excluded; However when looking at our team (which seems to be the norm for the above average teams in our area in terms of player loss). We have tw...
by BGSO
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 40696

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

I will tentatively volunteer to help staff. I can't read, but anything else I'll be willing to help with.
by BGSO
Sat May 30, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 5036

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

In terms of the first playoff round, how are teams matched? I'd hate to play one game tomorrow but will a 6-4 team be paired against a 8-2 team? Or do the 6-4's play eachother in order to really enter the playoffs?
by BGSO
Sat May 23, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

There are no Illinois teams in the top bracket... :cry:
by BGSO
Wed May 20, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching genrator
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Power matching genrator

We ended up not playing off the 3-1's all in all I'd call it a success. Especially after looking at the single elimination bracket one kid was adamant on playing which had the 4-0 and all of the 3-1's on one side of the bracket.
by BGSO
Wed May 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching genrator
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Power matching genrator

by BGSO
Tue May 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching genrator
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Power matching genrator

Never mind found what I was looking for, mods please delete.
by BGSO
Tue May 12, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching genrator
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Power matching genrator

I didn't really know where to put this so mods please feel free to move: Basically, post AP test my physics class has decided to have a Deflection ( http://www.khet.com/ ) tournament and I have convinced my class that power matching is the best way to play said tournament. I know that somewhere some...
by BGSO
Mon May 04, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 26602

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

A team consisting of Jack Glerum, Matt Laird, Nick Bergeon and Myself will be playing this.
by BGSO
Mon May 04, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Sectional Results
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: IESA Sectional Results

:cry:
by BGSO
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 5036

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

We'll know once the goldfish is done, but I know Aurburn beat Walker in the last goldfish, and I think that at least one of the best three in Illinois (RA, NT, Carbondale). Will either be 7-3 with a major upset, or maybe even 8-2. In terms of teams making the playoffs, I think that only Loyola is a ...
by BGSO
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 18136

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

I will be attending and playing Quizbowl at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
by BGSO
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9775

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

Heh, I was just about to ask when this announcement would be posted. Expect us to do it, I just need to convince our coach to send you a check.
by BGSO
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8312

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

Mine is more along the line of Dr. Reinstein's: Rather than singling out jazz by itself, I would claim it as "non-pop" music. I'm not sure what other than opera and jazz to put in I disagree, questions on Carmen have a more important place than questions on scat and Ella Fitzgerald, not to mention ...
by BGSO
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WorldQuest?
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: WorldQuest?

What's worldQuest?
by BGSO
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6777

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

one thing you may want to consider is taking one of those 1/1 and dedicating it to trash lit. Books like eragon and harry potter which I hate to see take the place of what the high school level would call literature.
by BGSO
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 10114

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

That is my bad, I think after I wrote that I was alerted that VotDT had already been used, so I must've changed the answer as a note to myself to rewrite that question (a bad idea in retrospect). The way the rest of the situation played out makes no sense. How did she know part 3 was wrong before sh...
by BGSO
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 12128

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I feel like we should've put out a call to all regions to keep through stats on TU/TU answered for specific categories. When someone saw that 95% of the driver's ed questions went dead, maybe they'll realize that those questions need to go.
by BGSO
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 12128

Re: IHSA regional assignments

While you're at it you want to get rid of spelling and Grammar?
by BGSO
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Also, whose idea was it to count literature in the LA subject field. All of Monday night I had night mares of a round ending up 2/2 spelling, 2/2 grammar, and 2/2 literature. We all know that the distribution of the tournament needs to change, but even the sub distros present opportunities for disas...
by BGSO
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 12128

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I thought spelling was gone? Not to mention my favorite question of the night...

Box step!!!!!

Once we get a look at the questions Nick and I will have some more specific criticisms, however last night was not good, not good at all.
by BGSO
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

On that topic, i wish good luck to everyone tomorrow.
by BGSO
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Let it be known that on the 7th day of March, 2009, the first scholastic bowl match question to ever reference the IHSA State Series of Bass Fishing was asked at the Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament for middle schoolers. Credit (or blame) for this pioneering act goes to DogEnd Producti...
by BGSO
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Any updates from state?
by BGSO
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Well, the issue wasn't as much their math speed, we took 1 or 2 of 6. It was the fact that of the 6/6 math distribution all 6 math were answered. While 2 history were answered, 1 or 2 lit, 1fine arts. That's where the questions went wrong.
by BGSO
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

What would be your opinion about opening this up to Non blacklisted teams as well as JV teams? If there were enough teams than two completely seperate tournaments could be run or if not then merge them together. If coaches were able to get over their egos then I only see good things coming from expo...
by BGSO
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

by BGSO
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3910

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

Schaumburg? We haven't played them this year, but I can tell you that they are not better the Maine South, was MS's side harder than Schaumburg?
by BGSO
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Feb 14, 2009 Walter Payton Invitational (HS) Walter Payton College Prep Jack Bowen

:w-hat: ?
by BGSO
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeding/All-Sectional results
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Seeding/All-Sectional results

kid from OPRF
by BGSO
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27546

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

If the alg was recalculated would Macombhave a rating of ∞?
by BGSO
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeding/All-Sectional results
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Seeding/All-Sectional results

Sorry Price I only have 1-5 but...this is what I have so far for Stevenson Stevenson Sectional: 1. Stevenson 2. BG 3. St. Viator 4. Carmel 5. Fremd All sectional players 1. Zach Blumenfeld 2. Arjun Puranik 3. Jamie Kelly 4. ? 5. David Garb 6. guy from Carmel This is all I remember being told (betwee...
by BGSO
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5756

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

Well then the question once again arises on whether or not the turnabouts should be two completely different sets of questions? It seems to be an option, however won't that just continue to increase the disparities between the top and bottom teams (this is relative of course)?
by BGSO
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL
Replies: 73
Views: 10131

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

I just wanted to throw in that this was an amazing tournament; everyone was a joy to work with, there were no complaints that I heard, not to mention to fantastic finish. Congrats to everyone involved, and here's to doing this again next year for sure. I agree with BJ 100% especially considering th...
by BGSO
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL
Replies: 73
Views: 10131

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

The stats are kind of messed up right now, and I think Kristen and Brad are at the IHSSBCA meeting, so I would just go out and say sometime this week they will be up.
by BGSO
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165862

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Siva, put up 195 against us...that's all that really needs to be said.
by BGSO
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5756

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

FYI, Good news! KP of Fremd passed out copies of NAQT sets and seemed to endorse their use as future conference questions. Bad news... He ALSO told us of a petition circulating south of I-80 where they're intend to lobby AGAINST mACF formatted bonuses. He seemed to endorse this petition as a good t...
by BGSO
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3910

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

It's a double elimination, so two, unless there is some clause I'm not aware of.