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by TheDoctor
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 5934

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

The set has been through its first round of mirrors. A few typos have been addressed for future mirrors. Conversion rates are high across the board; if you're looking for a novice set for any tournament through early 2014, please keep us in mind.
by TheDoctor
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 5934

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Completed Mirrors Bellarmine College Prep , CA, 12 October 2013 Dorman HS , SC, 12 October 2013 Hoover HS , AL, 12 October 2013 Hunter College HS , NY, 12 October 2013 Richard Montgomery HS , MD, 12 October 2013 Detroit Catholic Central HS , MI, 19 October 2013 Illinois (IHSSBCA Novice) (at Auburn,...
by TheDoctor
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 5934

SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

SCOP's fourth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from mid-October 2013 through the end of January 2014. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Previous years' questions are posted in the archive . The set has e...
by TheDoctor
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 4932

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

Stats Thanks Jonah, and thanks to everyone who played and staffed today. The tournament couldn't have run without Danielle Long, Jonah Greenthal, Alec Krueger, Adam Smith, tournament director Brad Fischer, and coaches Laudermith, Dillon, Greene, Prince, and Peterson. Congratulations to IMSA and tha...
by TheDoctor
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 4932

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

St Viator has registered, so there is one spot remaining between us and 16 teams.
by TheDoctor
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 6451

Re: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)

It will. We'd been in communications with a possible late mirror, but that seems to have fallen through. The set should be posted soon.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament X
Replies: 9
Views: 4070

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament X

Full stats are available under the "Stat reports" header on the right side of this page.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

Flight in this context means "division" or "pool."

Since the only site that will ever use these questions has played, the answer to your question is yes.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

Keith wins the Keith sectional on points scored against fellow 2-1 teams Morrison and Newman Central Catholic.
by TheDoctor
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

the Advisory Committee did a good job last year moving forward on several issues. I rather expect that this is, at the very least, a contributing cause of the overall reaction to the questions. For the first time, the format at Regionals felt comfortingly familiar. Long timing rules still caused ma...
by TheDoctor
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

Apart from general problems with clue-ordering and poor answer selection throughout the Regional questions, literature stands out to me as a particularly weakly edited category this year. Several questions (see Wilde and Goethe) contain clues that almost solely pertain to a single work, and which on...
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15838

Re: IHSA 2013

Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:The questions will never be posted.
But maybe someday they'll be among the ACTUAL REAL QUESTIONS in the Scholastic Bowl section of the IHSA Peak Performance Center.
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 4932

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

I would like to clarify that the director for this tournament is Brad Fischer. Please do not email me with any questions, as I will be unable to answer them. You may direct questions to niuquizbowl@gmail.com or to Brad's personal account.
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 4932

ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

Northern Illinois University's Quiz Bowl Association will host the fourth annual April Tournament Run On Pennies, Halfpence, and Yen on 20 April 2013. This year's tournament will mirror 2013 BHSAT , and will use standard format. The tournament is open to all teams. Schools can register up to two tea...
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT 2013 Available for Spring Hosts
Replies: 11
Views: 5604

Re: Yale's BHSAT 2013 Available for Spring Hosts

Is there no thread for the Northern Illinois University Host site? If we want to sign up do we just email Brad Fischer and will he tell us the details? Thanks. :grin: User was reminded to enable a signature. --the mgmt This has just been brought to my attention, and a thread has been posted .
by TheDoctor
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Congratulations to IMSA A, who went undefeated in the Competitive Division, and to IMSA B, who was undefeated in the Standard Division. Congratulations, also, to our runners up, Loyola and St Viator A. Standings are as follows: Competitive 1. IMSA A 2. Loyola 3. Tristan Willey 4. Smith School of Ben...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Rockford Auburn has been admitted to the field because they offered a moderator with their teams, allowing us to stretch the field slightly. Keith B has been forced to drop, so we can accommodate one more team in the Standard Division. If your team is likely to field more than 7 players, please cons...
by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

I'll leave the full congraulating to the TDs, but for now, congratulations to Barrington Station A, who went undefeated in the playoffs to win. The playoff stats are here , and the combined stats for the full day are here . The playoff stats include the games carried over from the morning that teams...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

The tournament will use Chattahoochee's housewrite instead of HSAPQ spring. The initial post has been changed to reflect both this and the lower entry fee resulting from the use of a less expensive set. Thank you to the coaches and players who provided feedback and helped us find a new set while we ...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

B teams have been admitted to the field, and the field has been closed.
by TheDoctor
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

We will be switching sets to avoid the massive conflict with Wheaton North's tournament. I will post further details after I have contacted teams about the changes later tonight.

The field will be updated tonight, and will likely be finalized within the next few days.
by TheDoctor
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

An alert to teams already signed up:

The HSAPQ set that will be used in this tournament is going to be played at Wheaton North's F/S tournament on 26 Jan. If any team from your school is going to play at Wheaton North on the 26th, I ask that you choose not to participate in the Huskie Bowl.
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Just a reminder that B teams will be added to the field this Friday (18 Jan). Given staffing concerns, this will effectively close the field, so get your registrations in by Friday if you're interested in attending.
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me

I will also state that we stand by our rating of the GSAC set. Furthermore, as I mentioned in my e-mail to Mr. Reinstein, we also felt that Solo was a good set with many excellent questions, but it fell just short of the exemplary status due to the question length and tossup difficulty. The problem...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me

This confused me, as well. I don't see the GSAC set as having significantly fewer faults than this year's Solo, and I'm still baffled by exactly what distinguishes an "above average" set from an "exemplary" one for those operating the program. What I am seeing happen is really only a confirmation of...
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn @ Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) 12/15/12
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: Loyburn @ Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) 12/15/12

Statistics for the Playoffs and the games Combined are now posted. Congratulations to Loyola, who won in a 2-game final over "Smith School of Benchwarming"

1. Loyola
2. Smith School of Benchwarming
3. IMSA A
4. Stevenson A
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Detroit Catholic Central Novice Tournament 12/8 SCOP Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

Re: Detroit Catholic Central Novice Tournament 12/8 SCOP Mirror

Please remember not to discuss question content until the set is cleared in February. If you have any comments or suggestions about specific questions, please notify me by email at strey.k.a@gmail.com.
by TheDoctor
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2985

Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

The Northern Illinois University Huskie Bowl is happening this year on Saturday 2 February 2013. As in past years, we will host a Competitive division for extremely experienced teams as well as a Standard division. Both divisions will use Chattahoochee High School's housewrite . The tournament is in...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 25348

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

These easy parts are not for you and until I see someone make the same complaint who did not score over 15 points per bonus, I have to take a page from the esteemed Yuri Vinokurov and respond to comments like "insultingly easy," "laughably easy," and the like by rolling my eyes and saying "that doe...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program
Replies: 13
Views: 4074

Re: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program

The criteria for exemplary sets are described in the first post. What I'm asking for is something less general than what is posted above. What is given is: 1. Difficulty control - is this set at the announced difficulty or easier? Does it avoid excessively hard material? Regardless of its stated di...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program
Replies: 13
Views: 4074

Re: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program

Has any set been deemed exemplary? I'm curious about this, too, as a quick browse of the boards and your site don't seem to turn up a record of any evaluated sets. Also, is there a sense of what "exemplary" even means? Is it something like "this is one of the one or two best sets produced this year...
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

Stats from the standard division now come in Playoff and Full varieties.

1. Fenton cleared at 5-0
2. Carbondale, 3-2 with 331 PPG
3. IMSA B, 3-2 with 309 PPG
4. St Viator A, 2-3 with 282 PPG
5. Wheaton A, 2-3 with 276 PPG
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

Full stats from the competitive division are here.

1. Dorman cleared the field at 11-0.
2. DCC, 9-2 with 492.3 PPG
3. Belvidere North A, 9-2 with 435.9 PPG
4. IMSA A, 8-3 with 421.4 PPG
5. Auburn A, 8-3 with 397.3 PPG
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

The stats from competitive represent the first 6/11 of the 12-team round robin in that division.
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Fifth HFT Mirror at Rockford Auburn (IL) 12/1/12

For those interested in the progress of the competitive division, here are the stats after six rounds.
by TheDoctor
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8258

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Since that game didn't count for actual stats, we felt the correction was not necessary to make after the tournament.
by TheDoctor
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WKU Fall JV Tournament (Bowling Green, KY 10/27/12)
Replies: 11
Views: 4572

Re: WKU Fall JV Tournament (Bowling Green, KY 10/27/12)

Thank you for posting stats! If you played this tournament, please remember that the set will not be clear for public discussion until February 2013. If you want to comment about specific questions, please email Strey.K.A@gmail.com
by TheDoctor
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 8th Hoover Invitational Tournament 10/20/12 - Hoover, AL
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: 8th Hoover Invitational Tournament 10/20/12 - Hoover, AL

Any specific comments or complaints about the questions can be sent to strey.k.a@gmail.com.
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Novice Tournament (TNT) at UCSD 10/13/12
Replies: 9
Views: 4341

Re: Triton Novice Tournament (TNT) at UCSD 10/13/12

cchiego wrote:It took 2 hours of reworking the stats to make them manageable.
Ah, that's rough. I'll be in email contact, then.
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2012-13
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: Ontario 2012-13

Please send any specific comments about the questions to Strey.K.A@gmail.com. We would like to improve the set for future use, and learn what we can do better next year.
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Novice Tournament (TNT) at UCSD 10/13/12
Replies: 9
Views: 4341

Re: Triton Novice Tournament (TNT) at UCSD 10/13/12

Please send any comments about specific questions to Strey.K.A@gmail.com.

Is there any chance you could repost the stats with round report enabled?
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25547

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

Also, any chance you could repost stats with round report enabled?
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25547

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

Please direct any specific notes or complaints about the set to Strey.K.A@gmail.com. We would like to improve the set for future mirrors.