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by Geringer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67617

Re: Illinois '09-'10

1990s David Riley wrote:Have a stick of Juicy Fruit, kids. For four points each, name the five flavors that make up Juicy Fruit.
by Geringer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67617

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Really, nominators could put whatever they wanted on there as long as it wasn't from a solo or subject-specific (e.g. Science Bowl) tournament. For those who didn't see it, the form specifically mentioned that you couldn't count results from Trashtastrophe, which I found hilrious. Next year, T3 sho...
by Geringer
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)
Replies: 89
Views: 15182

Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Moving Day wrote:Geringer's Alma Mater
Considering on how eclectic their curriculum is, how much advanced lit they read, and that art and music are basically daily classes, I'm pretty surprised that they were complaining about questions that played to their strengths.
by Geringer
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)
Replies: 89
Views: 15182

Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

The situation with the U of I moderator went down like this (not in my room, so this is secondhand): Team A answers a tossup by giving the first name of a literary character. The answer line clearly stated that either the first or last name of the character was okay. Team B answers a tossup later an...
by Geringer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

On a scale of 1-10, how interested would you guys be in writing/collaborating on a national championship set(for next year)? I'm banking on very interested. We're currently producing a set for an April tournament this year as a kind of test run, and we should be producing stuff by next fall in full...
by Geringer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 15185

Re: February Poll

So Top Five Teams overlooked in February poll? My vote: 1. Niles West - Never knew they were that good but you don't beat Ig without being a premier team. 2. Mahomet Seymour - Triumphed to take down the Regional at Champaign Centennial, the premier scholastic bowl program in east central Illinois. ...
by Geringer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49820

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

cornfused wrote:No longer a free agent - I'll be playing this with Brad Fischer, Matt Laird, and a probable fourth.
Jimmy Fischer.
by Geringer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67617

Re: Illinois '09-'10

This is in its infancy stages, but I'm also going to try to fund a couple of nationals bids next year from proceeds from Trashtastrothree. I funded one entry this year, and next year I'm sure I can graduate to two.
by Geringer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What defines a "hose?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: What defines a "hose?"

However, if the question ended with the line, "Name this painting, a Magritte work in which a man has an apple in front of his face." That second instance of "this" refers to something entirely different, The Son of Man . Basically, one of the major forms "hoses" take is referring to two related an...
by Geringer
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12186

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

given that the IHSA is an athletic organization who tries to treat scholastic bowl as much like a sport as it can, I have to believe it won't change from the single elimination format, the format it uses in every sport, any time soon. On top of that, as far as I'm concerned, scholastic bowl tends t...
by Geringer
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What defines a "hose?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: What defines a "hose?"

I'm editing a set produced by first-time question writers right now, so I have to explain this a lot. Basically, questions use the word "this" to denote what they're looking for. If I say "This artist painted The Difficult Crossing " in the first line, then there is only one correct answer, Rene Mag...
by Geringer
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7828

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

Girly Stuff Round wrote:Tossup on MASH
Favorite tossup I've read so far.
by Geringer
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67617

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Quizbowl does require money. Whether that money comes from the school or from the players' pockets, tournament fees need to be paid and, especially in a region as spaced out as Illinois, transportation is a major cost too. I'd be very surprised if there are more than a handful of teams who don't fal...
by Geringer
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12186

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

a computational question about sunscreen SPF. [interrobangx3] Hey, we can make fun of the IHSA questions all we want, but I can at least say this. Interrobang went dead last year, but this year I was all over it. Maybe the whole point of asking such absurd questions is that that way they'll stand o...
by Geringer
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 19877

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Haha I'd be totally down for a Trash and Lit side event. That'd be like, the worst idea ever.
by Geringer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 19877

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

I might be able to get my hands on two buzzer systems. Only problem is they can tie. Maybe Nolan can bring one from Loyola or Ben can bring one from OPRF. In fairness, I've never seen them tie in a game. I mean, you have to really intentionally try to tie them and it takes a good 30 tries to get th...
by Geringer
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)
Replies: 89
Views: 15182

Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Well...is there a carpool going from Champaign to Barrington? If so...I think I'll moderate this. I really want to see my old junior high (Quest Academy) in action.

EDIT: They're entered as Palatine Quest, apparently.
by Geringer
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 19877

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Hey, I've got a handful of dorm friends that want to play my trashtwostrophe set, so write down "friends of Jeff" for two spots, I guess.
by Geringer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8413

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Hey guys! We're running a really cool tournament on the 20th of March and would really like you to be there. If you're planning on coming, or even considering it, please let us know via email or a post in this thread. Thanks!
by Geringer
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7828

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

Are you guys looking for any more packets? There's a theme trash packet I've been dying to write.
by Geringer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 19877

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Assuming Mike P is driving down with his friend, Wheaton is pretty close to where I think at least one of those frosh ND Chicagoland guys are from. Maybe you dudes could work something out.
by Geringer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67617

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I count eight Illinois teams in the field for NSC right now. (Auburn A, Auburn B, C-Dale, He Who Must Not Be Named, Lisle, Loyola, St. Iggy, Stevenson) 1. Who else is qualified and still planning to play? 2. Who is applying for a wildcard? 3. Great job everyone! 4. Stevenson attended the 2001 NSC. W...
by Geringer
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 15185

Re: February Poll

I've seen Fremd play a handful of times. I must have moderated for them about a billion (seven or eight) times at Ultima. My verdict: they made some decent buzzes on history and science, and I think they had one girl who had deep but limited knowledge on a small portion of fine arts. That put them a...
by Geringer
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

If I were to convince some people to help me run a state-level tournament for JV High School teams in Kentucky, would you all be willing to write for us? Right now the only JV events in the state are quick recall events, most of which are even worse than normal quick recall. I will have a mid-level...
by Geringer
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5204

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

sds wrote: Also, rumor has it that Trashtwostrophe is happening afterwards?
Say what?
by Geringer
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7164

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

Joe Romersa wrote:Will do.

By the way, do you mind if I reorder the packets?
Go ahead, dude. They weren't in any order to begin with. Just don't play the finals/last two rounds on a packet that isn't in the last five.
by Geringer
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA
Replies: 34
Views: 7164

Re: Carnal Embrace IV & ATM I (2/13/2010)@Arcadia High School,CA

Keep stats for Trashtwostrophe if you're able. I'm doing some national comparisons.
by Geringer
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8273

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I'll state it now that by some chance Trashtwostrophe gets played instead of the art tourney, call me so I can go into hiding. The last thing I want is for a certain member of my team to show up at my dorm room at 3am ready to reenact the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Seriously, though, unless you'r...
by Geringer
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9948

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Seeding results from Maine South Sectional: 4. Fenwick Are they good this year? I haven't seen them at all. I've moderated for them on a few occasions. They're not really good, but they have teeth and I have no doubt they'll win their regional save something crazy happening. EDIT: NT is the 5th see...
by Geringer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Will you have a website? I'm trying to get schools to host middle school meets in the Seattle area, and being able to link to your company as a question source would make things easier. Yes. Once I get through a rough week of school, I'm sitting down with my web design friend and ironing out a webs...
by Geringer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement

I am still looking for mirrors for this tournament. If you'd like to set one up, please contact me via email.
by Geringer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9948

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

I've seen Glenwood play. They were good (I saw them score something like 400 on an IS set) but they're certainly not better than Carbondale. In the same tune as LZ, they were piling up tons of early buzzes and impressed me the most of the field I saw at Springfield.
by Geringer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 9948

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

I don't want to be like "OMG LAKE ZURICH GOT SHAFTED," but I watched that team at Turnabout. They're not going to beat any top-notch teams, but they were surprisingly good and quick on the buzzer. Ranking a team ahead of them who has attended no tournaments is really...well...it's the IHSA.
by Geringer
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)
Replies: 34
Views: 4619

Re: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)

Hey, I heard some rumblings that you guys might want to read a mirror of Trashtwostrophe on Saturday night or something like that. Let me know via email if you guys are still up for that. Seeing as your field is currently blind to eight rounds, I can send that set along ASAP if you need it. (geringe...
by Geringer
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)
Replies: 36
Views: 5907

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)

I kind of want to echo what the others said with two specific examples. In the first round I played (solo against Mike Sorice), I negged hard on the first question and the moderator proceeded to read the answer aloud. Shortly afterwards, the same moderator read half of a science tossup before throwi...
by Geringer
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7212

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

Halakis, formerly Macho Man, Jeff from Illinois
by Geringer
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)
Replies: 36
Views: 5907

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)

Windy roads=cannot drive as fast as expected. Will definitely be later than the assigned time. We heard some things about going into a ditch, did everything turn out ok? Yeah, everyone got there alive and the tournament still finished 10-ish rounds before 4pm. I'm convinced that one of our players ...
by Geringer
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement

I have set up a Facebook discussion group to discuss this tournament, so if you've played it/are running a future mirror, please send me a request to join "Trashtwostrophe Discussion."
by Geringer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Good morning, quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: Good morning, quizbowl

MORE LIKE SNOWHIO STATE, AMIRITE?
by Geringer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: Trashtwostrophe-Preliminary Announcement

Seven rounds of this are edited and ready to go. Hopefully I'll manage to produce extra packets for the Bettendorf mirror.

Thanks to all of my special guest contributors.
by Geringer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)
Replies: 36
Views: 5907

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)

Captain Sinico wrote:Awesome! Now I get the combined field and D2 questions I always wanted to play on! You're going DOWN, possible Indiana team!

MaS
I AIN'T SCARED OF YOU, MIKE SORICE!
by Geringer
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Would you consider writing for official state tournaments? Yeah, although the Illinois IESA tournament is apparently booked by QG through 2013. I assume you could be asking about Missouri, in which case I will say "Totally, dude. MO has given me great things like Hannibal, MO and the Greatest Show ...
by Geringer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:If you need any freelance writing, I can help out.
We're always looking for writers, but more importantly, if anyone has connections to junior highs or JV tournaments in your area and you want to see QG or QU gone, we will be more than happy to supply.
by Geringer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

I also wanted to include a little bit about our question writing philosophy. What exactly makes up a "pyramidal question" seems to be a nebulous concept to many players and coaches unfamiliar with this kind of quiz bowl. While pyramidal questions tend to be longer in length, they aren't necessarily ...
by Geringer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

As of right now, I'm making a bid to write the 2011 Fremd Tournament, but there has been no official confirmation on that. I want to deliberately stay out of the Varsity questions business, although with a little bit of work, I'm sure that a "new to quiz bowl" JV set can be produced without much tro...
by Geringer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21126

Midwest Academic Questions

MAQ has decided to write non-Middle School stuff for the time being. We would, however, like to send business to our buddy Charles Hang over at Olympia Questions. He writes good, pyramidal stuff. You can find information about his new company here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1...
by Geringer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why we can't have nice things
Replies: 141
Views: 19375

Re: Why we can't have nice things

Not to defend QG, but as previously stated, the Masonic tournament can net huge funds for a victorious team and possibly fund an entire year's worth of tournaments. While the format sucks and the questions suck harder, if a team needs to win at Masonics to pay for their season, trying to get a good ...
by Geringer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why we can't have nice things
Replies: 141
Views: 19375

Re: Why we can't have nice things

Would GSAC work?