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by Geringer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 9587

Re: Pre-Nationals Poll

When I moderated for Chatham-Glenwood at Springfield, they had a fair amount of powers and early buzzes, which, you know, score points regardless of competition. I think they ran into some pretty rough opponents in the playoffs (one of them was Dorman A). It's pretty poor sportsmanship to call it a ...
by Geringer
Fri May 28, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 23793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Is there any way to get a list of parking locations nearby this hotel (preferably ones that don't need to be paid for)? EDIT: Now that the right string of words was entered, I have answered my own question. This map of the Skybridge shows the closest parking locations. So far as I'm aware, the Rose...
by Geringer
Thu May 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 23793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Comedy geo packet is done--20 tossups, generally pretty long ones. Too lazy to write a tiebreaker, but I anticipate this as a shootout anyway. It turned out approximately half "completely fake places" and half "real places, some crazy answer lines, some easy answer lines with weird clues, some answ...
by Geringer
Sun May 23, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

My heart still resides in Illinois even though circumstances have taken me back to Michigan. Am I eligible to play? (This is merely an inquiry, not quite a commitment of any sort) Yes. This is a philanthropy event and I will be honest and say that we (and whatever team we grant this to) will be hap...
by Geringer
Thu May 20, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 9587

Re: Pre-Nationals Poll

Is IMSA playing HSNCT?
by Geringer
Wed May 19, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Is this going to start at the usual 9:00 AM start time? I'm attempting to get someone from my high school to come play this tournament and need more information. Yeah, you guys can all assume that the tournament, with any potential side events, will run about the usual timeframe and would hopefully...
by Geringer
Tue May 18, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey guys, I'm trying to mirror CULT for this tournament. As of now, I have received no communication from Andy, so I've got no idea whether or not there will be an academic side event.
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 9497

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

We're hoping for numerous smaller mirrors to attract newer teams with short drive times; for example, NIU is hosting a mirror and a Lisle mirror is almost confirmed, and those two schools are only 45 minutes apart. NIU's mirror is hoping to attract DeKalb, Kaneland, Rochelle, etc., while Lisle's mi...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I contacted Andy around 8pm today to possibly set up a mirror. Sun N Fun could work too, I guess.

Paging Ahmad...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

No I mean like, are we encouraged to mix and match? Or are players supposed to play as their schools? I think it would be cool to play with mixed teams, although "Alums of (School)" is always a cool team bet. I think teams should reflect who you would have fun playing with. As coaches are included,...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Dan-Don wrote:You know I'm in! Is this gonna be like an open thing where we can form our own teams?
I just added it into the announcements, but I'm content with either free agent, partial team, or full team registrations.
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67651

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Hey guys, I'm trying to run a bit of an Illinois get-together at Maine South on June 26th. Details are found at the link below.

http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 94#p186194
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

FIELD Dan Donohue, Brad Fischer, Kristen Strey, Greg Peterson Charles Martin, Warren alum, Frank Firke, Viator Alum Colby Burnett, Jeremy White, and Brian Hight Riley, Laudermith, Houlding, and Laird El Equipo de Carbery Nick Bergeon, David Garb, Greg Ward, and Jack Glerum Mike Sorice, Jeet Raut, Mi...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I will start registration at 9:00am in my yet-to-be-determined tournament central. Park in Maine South's SOUTH parking lot (near the tennis courts). There is a set of doors overlooking the tennis courts. Enter through those doors. I'll put some signs up that will lead you to tournament central. As p...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16165

Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Land of Lincoln Throwdown: Generic Illinois Tournament #001 Saturday June 26, 2010 at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL ANNOUNCEMENT: This is an announcement for a trash tournament/social event hosted in late June with an accompanying fine arts tournament. The day will start with a trash tou...
by Geringer
Wed May 12, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

Yeah I'm trying to mirror this, so please please please don't talk about question content.
by Geringer
Thu May 06, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 65
Views: 6111

Re: IHSA Advisory Committee

I don't think anyone has pointed out yet that getting rid of announced sub-categories is a huge step in the right direction. I mean, almost every problem with announced categories pertains to ridiculously specific sub-categories, and taking this step eliminates a lot of those problems, I think.
by Geringer
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11601

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Dan-Don wrote:Criticism of the Donohue/Geringer packet would be hugely appreciated as this was sort of a test run for the Trashtastrothree. Send feedback via email to either of us.
I think most of the bonuses are ours but maybe 1/5th of the TUs aren't.
by Geringer
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uncooperative coach
Replies: 20
Views: 3339

Re: Uncooperative coach

A real key here is not to do anything rash. Talk to your coach about it. Be nice and polite. Nick was very successful in creating a team independent of his coach, and another fellow named Dan Donohue has done the same thing in Illinois, but you're a sophomore. Most of these "independent teams" have ...
by Geringer
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

This location is during finals week for me, but there is an idea among the Illinois contingent to host a get-together in late June and it would be pretty enjoyable to have some questions. If you need me to contribute a little bit to it, I can start on that when I get done with my DOKTRINE stuff.
by Geringer
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

I might be interested in a late June mirror of this tournament for an event I'm trying to set up. Would you guys be willing to hold off on releasing the set for a month and a half for my sake?
by Geringer
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49832

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Hart/Bentley: I need a team as well and bring knowledge in video games, post-2000 music, and all of the stupid stuff I wrote about for the Trashtastrophes.
by Geringer
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 8983

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

I have played at legitimate tournaments that have tossed up John Coltrane and Battleship Potemkin as fine arts. (I have not seen these topics disputed as being fine arts) The difference between those two and say, Black Sabbath and Citizen Kane, is about fifteen years. However, if Black Sabbath were ...
by Geringer
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

You know what, this is good advertising. I'll whip up a set of 5/5 for you tonight and send it off. I'll try to include some common promptable answer spaces and stuff like that.
by Geringer
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 ICT discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 15000

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

I played the D2 set on Saturday and I kind of feel like the trash was a little more difficult than some of the other stuff. Comparing the lead-ins of two memorable questions: buzzing on "this dude lived next to Salamano" is far, far, far easy than actually buzzing about the playing career of Lou Pin...
by Geringer
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37289

Re: CO Lit 2010

I will moderate this.
by Geringer
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

Dan-Don wrote:
KHAAAAN please wrote:It looks like I'm going to have an upcoming mirror at Auburn High School in Rockford, IL.
?
Zahed is running is at night at some point for an amalgam of quizbowl and non-quizbowl folk.
by Geringer
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

It looks like I'm going to have an upcoming mirror at Auburn High School in Rockford, IL. Also, UCLA is cannibalizing it for some sort of intramural half-and-half tournament. As soon as those are over, you'll get the set, Mike.
by Geringer
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97664

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

itsthatoneguy wrote:This looks awesome. However, I don't think Michigan is going to CO and I really don't want to drive there all by myself to play quiz bowl for one day.
There's probably someone driving down from that area. If you ask nicely you might be able to hitch a ride.
by Geringer
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6747

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

der_ubermensch wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:
nobthehobbit wrote:
MicroEStudent wrote:
BGSO wrote:
Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:Didn't play this, but I'd like to see the discussion, and I'm not playing any mirrors.
by Geringer
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4855

Re: Any Quality Church Quizbowl Questions out there?

I would like to contribute to this. I wont have time to contribute a ton, but I do have pretty decent knowledge on the subjects. If you're including any Catholicism stuff, I can at least edit those questions.
by Geringer
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19148

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

I'm now definitely going to be here. Anyone interested in either playing this with me/going in on lodging or transportation? This is also the weekend of my birthday. I'd be down for playing this, and especially if you were planning on driving, I could probably find my way up to Michigan and would b...
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19045

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

The problem is, Mr. Grant, is that the IHSA format lends itself to stupid bonuses. You need to link four parts together, and this often leads to "NAME THESE ORANGE WORKS OF ART" or "ALL OF THESE NAMES START WITH M" instead of coherent bonuses with an easy-medium-hard progression.
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Please direct all inquiries for question sets to Charles Hang at Olympia Questions. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=10734
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Moving Day wrote:
KHAAAAN please wrote: I know my $16000/year private school had this stuff covered in junior high.
Fixed. :grin:
Not anywhere near that price when I was there. One of my parents lost their job and that was the end of that junior high for me.
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Actually, in the middle school tournament I moderated, I noticed a pretty large representation of foreign students, some of whom I assume would be practicing Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, etc. While I don't think I could be asking about too much in-depth stuff, basic canon from those religions...
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

Actually, in the middle school tournament I moderated, I noticed a pretty large representation of foreign students, some of whom I assume would be practicing Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, etc. While I don't think I could be asking about too much in-depth stuff, basic canon from those religions ...
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 21134

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

As it's looking like right now, we might be turning that 1/1 World Lit category into a 1/1 World Lit and Myth and adding a 1/1 Religion category. To my knowledge, this is pretty uncharted territory, and unlike high school, I've seen very few "fraud" buzzes that I've come to expect from high school t...
by Geringer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

Trashtwostrophe Discussion. I've got to approve entries but it shouldn't be a problem.
by Geringer
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

This is just a reminder. This set is still technically being played in the future, so as of now we shouldn't be talking about the questions outside of the Facebook group I've set up. Thanks!
by Geringer
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driver's Ed, Home Economics, etc
Replies: 43
Views: 5529

Driver's Ed, Home Economics, etc

I've been mulling this over for a while, and I figure I'd throw this up for discussion. The IHSA says Driver's Ed and other such categories are included because they are taught in schools. To my knowledge, most AP students (I'm making the assumption that most quizbowlers are taking rigorous academic...
by Geringer
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7189

Re: IHSA Finals

so I can sell it that way to teams down here that are hesitant to play in mACF...suggestions welcome, friends...I'm all ears. Bouncebacks on bonuses and long conferral times have been effective in selling mACF to new teams. If they're real sticklers, you could also consider making the base tossup v...
by Geringer
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13340

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

This might not be the thread to do it in, but I've got interesting pockets of knowledge in a few things and would like to assist a team by writing like 4/4 or something. I am most likely staffing this event and have no interest in actually playing the Saturday main event. If you need someone to writ...
by Geringer
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 15191

Re: February Poll

Westwon wrote:I wish there were better terms than "good" quizbowl and "bad" quizbowl.
Those terms are "quiz bowl" and "scholastic bowl." :wink:
by Geringer
Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: Tournament by the Sea VIII- Singles/Doubles edition

I'm just covering my bases here: the packets have been sent to the CSQuizJags account. Have fun guys.
by Geringer
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10
Replies: 78
Views: 15609

Re: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10

4-6-4 sounds more legitimate because its a full RR in the top pool.
by Geringer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6270

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

Am I missing something? Why is Stevenson suddenly a favorite over Auburn? What's their season head-to-head record? Head to head results, this year: HFT: Auburn- 480 Stevenson- 240 NTV: Auburn- 350 Stevenson (without Zach) - 235 Loyburn: Auburn- 460 Stevenson- 340, Auburn- 535 Stevenson- 200 Huskie ...
by Geringer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8442

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

Hey, as your wonderful assistant TD, you can call me with any concerns on that Friday.

My number is eight-four-seven, eight-four-eight, two-nine-two-eight.