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by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Affording Long-Distance Travel Tournaments
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Affording Long-Distance Travel Tournaments

It's a little outside the box, but one thing that you can do is get your team to work as Election Judges. I do not know the rules in Ohio, but in Illinois you can work as an Election Judge at age 16 as long as you have a decent GPA. I know when I did it, all that it consisted of was a boring 3 hour ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Prep
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Quiz Bowl Prep

by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 5573

Re: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament

We had a collaboration between several people for the Barrington Middle School tournament last year. It started out with a standard vendor packet, and we made heavy edits to it. The tournament was IESA format, so we had weird bonuses, but the tossups came out awesome. I had fun doing it, and I would...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dark Horses
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Dark Horses

Okay, we have choices for our top ten....any dark horse teams out there? Barrington. Those kids that performed so well at F/S and in Middle School are finally entering Varsity. I have a feeling that they will be one of the best teams in state for years to come. Hinsdale Central: This is the best sc...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Pre-Season Top 10 Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 3232

Re: Illinois Pre-Season Top 10 Poll

1. Stevenson
2. St. Ignatius
3. Auburn
4. Loyola
5. Fremd
6. Viator
7. Naperville Central
8. BG
9. IMSA
10. Carbondale

Just Missed: Litchfield, Lisle, Latin
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

What was up with the distribution? As a Lit/Fine Arts player, I was angered that there were no discernible rules for distribution or categorization. One round had 3 lit toss-ups, another had none. The rest just had one. Fine arts was absent as toss-up category. Save for of course, the toss-up about...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

while it was Dees and and Bergeron who attacked what was a sensible statement of opinion, and caused a subsequent debate. (Which is what these forums are for, no?) We didn't start throwing around sarcasm and terms like "stupid." Tryg's right...this is a fine debate, but the people that reacted so v...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I really think that comparatively , this year's Illinois field is just as strong. :w-hat: I used the word comparatively. As in, Deveau is to Cohen what 2009-10 is to 2008-09. This year's field is comparatively not as good, but then again, are you all really telling me that someone in Illinois this ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I really think that comparatively, this year's Illinois field is just as strong. :w-hat:! Siva was a multiple time first team All-State player going in to last year. He had gone undefeated at the morning of New Trier Solo his Junior Year. He was probably the 2nd best player in state in 2007-2008. B...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHTASTROPHE @ Loyola Ultima (10/17/09)
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: Trashtastrophe @ Loyola Ultima (10/17/09)

Actually the mirror potential for this tournament is probably much greater amongst college audiences. Maryland would probably be willing to run this as a side event at some point, for example, and I'm sure other places would be much more interested. Of course, that's as an open event, not as the bi...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

1. St. Ignatius Whoa. Deveau is good, but he isn't (at least when I've played him) capable of single-handedly catapulting a team to a number one ranking unless he has progressed at a much, much higher rate than everyone else in the state. St. Ignatius, a team I may have played more than anyone else...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Here's my ballot for the IHSSBCA class AA preseason poll: St. Ignatius Auburn Loyola St. Viator Stevenson Buffalo Grove Carbondale Naperville Central Wheaton-Warrenville South New Trier I think the first three are basically interchangeable at this point. St. Ignatius's ranking is with the assumptio...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19045

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

2. When people call out the Viator coaches, I feel like that is picking on the kind of people that we need to enlist. These coaches organize their team's league. They host a Saturday tournament for the league every year, and they have helped build an outstanding team. I think that they have some di...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I can say for myself, and probably Abid too, that if we had been restricted to just the F/S level last year and hadn't consistently gone to varsity tournaments, we'd be pretty bad quizbowl players. There are lots of reasons why playing varsity as a F/S player is important--it introduced us to a hig...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19045

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

The problem that I view as the biggest is that of apathy. I think that it is safe to say that most coaches in Chicagoland do not care about victory. To them, it is just another paycheck. This is evident when coaches complain that tournaments have more than six games. If students are told that the ul...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50
Replies: 99
Views: 29486

Re: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50

I'm getting to the thread a little late, but... I must say that I'm unsurprised to see a glut of Illinois teams in the "just missed" section...that is simply where Illinois is right now as a quizbowl state. The one that I would argue however is Rockford Auburn. Despite losing a couple of excellent ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

At the very least, I will enter (with some teammates hopefully) most good tournaments under a name like "Arlington Heights Quizbowl Club" (credit goes to Jonah for the name) since most good TDs won't have a problem with that. Not trying to be the ultimate pessimist, but I am not sure that this is t...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Does anyone know if Quinn Rosenthal of WWS is coming back this year? Since nobody answered this, I did a little bit of research. According to this link: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/v6tDpD7_1UCKzQCnXJatOg/wheaton-warrenville-south-tigers/football-fall-08/roster.htm he was a junior last year...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91645

Re: Bad Negs Again

Cheynem wrote:From CO Trash:

ME: Patrick Roy
ANSWER: Brandon Roy
Did you say this like "Roy" or like "Wa"?
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 11369

Re: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion

1. As put to me by a player on the Sorenson team before he beat me by 400+, harder clues inevitably mean older clues in most cases. With movies and TV, a lot of older players have the advantage of having seen a movie when it came out in theaters. With music and sports, a lot of the same stuff is tr...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8886

Re: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO

I'll write for this. However, it would be nice to see an example of the level of difficulty you want these, seeing as I have no idea how much you know.
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67656

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I will try to rank these teams as best as I can: Tier 1 1. Stevenson- Zach is unbelievable. He is almost unbeatable at Geo (I say almost because of a certain IMSA player) and he was very good at lit. He was extremely solid in all other areas as well. I honestly do not know much about his supporting ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible September Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 7995

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. I don't know these two, are they really on the same level of all the people on the blacklist in that they'd make short work of ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed May 20, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash Comes to Illinois
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: Trash Comes to Illinois

This is an awesome announcement, though you guys are doing this one year too late. However, I think that it is important that this tournament be paired with an academic one. Illinois is full of teams that do not actually care about Scholastic Bowl. These schools have teams that exist simply because ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon May 04, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Sectional Results
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

Re: IESA Sectional Results

Daniel Wright 257, Barrington Station 234 I'm done. You really care about sectionals to much. If I had a choice, I would much rather win the Junior Wildcat or your tournament than anything on QG. Your victory at those tournaments should convince you that your team is the quiz bowl state champs. A l...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 4441

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

After the Goldfish today, I would be very surprised if we went 6-4. Our team has way too much rust to make a run, and several of our players just really don't care. They listened to our coach who proclaimed conference and state as the most important tournaments of the year, and thus treat nationals ...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me seed my sectional!
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: ITT Help me seed my sectional!

My best effort: 1. Barrington Station 2. Lincolnshire Daniel Wright 3. Lake in the Hills Marlowe 4. Barrington Prairie 5. Cary 6. Buffalo Grove Aptakisic 7. Gurnee Viking 8. Antioch 9. Lake Zurich South 10. Wadsworth Millburn 11. Vernon Hills Hawthorn North 12. Mundelein Carl Sandburg 13. Lake Zuric...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ch ... 9783.story

We now know that Scholastic Bowl is not the only activity where the IHSA enforces stupid uniform rules. Hopefully, backlash from this will make them realize how stupid these rules really are.
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VI (3.14.09) - jr high
Replies: 45
Views: 9686

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

Also--- Just so you know Match 7 Bonus # 8 Literature--- 4 parts Part 3 ... This book, the third publislhed, follows Prince Caspian as he attempts to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia.. Our team answered The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which is INDEED Book 3 which follows Prince Caspian She also k...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5051

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

2nd round 1st half those tossups were very difficult, as seen in the low score by wws in contrast with the high scores against both naperville central and north i think the question writers are at fault one other comment: a math tossup in the first half should have read, find the perimeter of trian...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5051

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Can somebody check my math, because I calculated that WWS outscored Naperville Central based on the scores in the Scorezone?
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5051

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Morrison has won the Winnebago sectional after 2 games. Stevenson moved on from our sectional, beating us for the title in the last game. They were very solid and I would be surprised if they lose to anybody other than Auburn in their pool. As for questions, they were greatly improved from Regional...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11610

Re: IHSA regional assignments

Does the IHSA have a specified distro? If it does, I have a really hard time believing that the finals match fit in with the distro. Also, many of the questions were grouped in the wrong category. Oh, and BG won. We played Warren in the final. P.S.: Can we talk about non specifics or are we barred f...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Important tip for users of QG Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Important tip for users of QG Questions

:w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: !!?!?!?!?? And coaches in the MSL allow this?????? It's bad enough that the abovementioned trend of giving coaches the questions during the match started a few yeats ago--no one should see the questions but the moderator!!! They allow it and think nothing of it. As a player,...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Does anyone have Varsity and Frosh/Soph Mid-Suburban League results from Tuesday? I thought the BG folks would've put up something by now, as I know I would have if my own team had been playing in it. Fremd beat us 190-181 for the varsity title, while Rolling Meadows beat Fremd for Frosh/Soph. Neit...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11610

Re: IHSA regional assignments

OK. Who can tell me anything about Warren? I've not heard anything about them, despite their seed. All I know about them is that they had only played 10 games, probably all conference games. They went 8-2 in those games, which is not bad considering that Stevenson and LZ are in their conference. Th...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21
Replies: 51
Views: 29356

Re: Junior Wildcat at Northwestern 2/21

I could probably help out and maybe get another BG student or two to help out. I will e-mail you with details when I know for sure.
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5363

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

Turnabout will be done on questions submitted by blacklisted teams; Matt Laird is head-editing that, and will be assisted by me, Brad, and Kristin. Turnabouts will be in IHSA format/distribution (but 20 questions per round). Turnabouts will be run very similar to a packet submission tournament, and...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'm obviously a touch biased, but I wouldn't count out Maine South in the next few years. For sure...Same for Auburn. And Loyola. And Lisle (he said WHAT?!). My point is, it's way too early to predict a state championship 2 years from now when the current one hasn't even been decided. And I conside...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4699

Re: Getting coaches to care

This is turning into a thread about our team, and that is not necessarily what I wanted it to be. I do not think that Mr. Park is an awful coach. He is doing exactly what he signed up for, and actually more. I guess my biggest issue for this thread was how do we get new coaches who have background i...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4699

Getting coaches to care

In light of our recent problem with our coach I thought I would create a topic dealing with the lack of coaches that care in Illinois (and elsewhere). Most coaches seem to have no experience playing Scholastic Bowl. These coaches typically follow what previous coaches have played in the past, meanin...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I would like to know who votes in the Class A poll, because I see no logic to them being unranked. While you do see the rankings posted on the IHSSBCA website, what you don't see is the total number of points and number of mentions. This tells a different story when you look at the Class A Rankings...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I would just like to congratulate Litchfield High School for winning the Springfield High School tournament this Saturday. They were able to beat Porta, who was ranked number one in single A by well over 100 points. They also, in a very closed match, which included adding a tiebreaker question, wer...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments
Replies: 47
Views: 4628

Re: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments

That's rough. Down here we have JV tournaments run by the top teams (Chattahoochee, Brookwood), so the question quality is good. Do you believe that if the question quality improved, a JV circuit would be useful for improving players? This is an interesting question. I do think it is important to n...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments
Replies: 47
Views: 4628

Re: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments

Contrary to the beliefs of many, there is almost no corrolation between JV talent and Varsity talent. They cover two very different canons which hardly ever overlap. Please explain. Maybe things are different here in Georgia, but I find this hard to believe. I dominated JV based on my ability to an...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments
Replies: 47
Views: 4628

Re: The predicted demise of Illinois frosh/soph tournaments

I think that frosh/soph tournaments in Illinois will die, and deservedly so. Mr. Price mentioned that his team felt comfortable when playing Frosh/Soph questions. THIS IS THE PROBLEM. When I played Frosh/Soph, I was fully satisfied with my play. I was the leading scorer on a team that performed pret...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

"Sweeny Todd" [sic] as the title rather than "Sweeny Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet St" This is completely OK. "Sweeney Todd" is a title just as much as Moll Flanders is. Funny story about this one. Our player buzzed in with Sweeney Todd, and was prompted and ruled incorrect. Our opponent buzzed in an...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

My issuses with Fremd's tournament: 1. The Brackets As mentioned above, we were put in a bracket with Wheaton Warrenville South and Loyola Academy. If you asked me, that is inexusable. I cannot perfectly remember the results of the last IHSSBCA poll (it is not posted), but I know the teams that were...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Results from Fremd Varsity: Round of 16: 1 Fremd A 240, 16 Lake Zurich B 90 9 Naperville North 145, 8 Fremd B 140 5 Stevenson 155, 12 Barrington 130 13 Quincy 110, 4 IMSA 70 3 St. Viator 180, 14 Bradley-B. A 150 6 Loyola 181, 11 Carmel 168 10 Maine South def. 7 Latin 2 Buffalo Grove 195, LZ A 125 Qu...
by Kanga-Rat Murder Society
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!
Replies: 34
Views: 4472

Re: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!

Is there an explanation why Stow-Munroe Falls has losses to Shady Side, Solon, Fisher Catholic, and Walnut Hills in Byko's ratings? I would expect them to beat those teams. NAQT's website says that Ike did not play at Ohio State, where they lost to Solon, Fisher Catholic, and Walnut Hills http://ww...