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Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

Just as a correction to something stated earlier, Ms. Greene has made an executive decision and this tournament will no longer be using negs. Powers and bouncebacks will be employed, however. As for basketball, I won't have any idea about access to the gym until Saturday. We could play on the substa...
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

King of Carrot Flowers wrote:Out of curiosity, is this tournament 5 on 5 or 4 on 4?
4 on 4.
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

Field:

Auburn
Belvidere North
Buffalo Grove x2
Carbondale
Christian Life
Fenton
IMSA x2
KCD
Latin x2
Loyola x2
Naperville North x2
New Trier
St. Viator
Wauconda x2
Wheaton North x2
WWS x2

Auburn B and Loyola C are on standby.
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Loyburn at Rockford Auburn, 11/12/11

Okay, so this is obviously not really an "announcement," because we stupidly did not post one several weeks ago (we will make sure this doesn't happen for the HFT Mirror, our novice tournament, and Auburn's housewrite, TBA). Regardless of this fact, I felt it was important to just make a thread for ...
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Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38192

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Sorry, I just don't know all the particulars of our underclassmen being sent to this tournament. When I spoke to Ms. Greene about it briefly in varsity practice, she said something along the lines of, "Oh, it's actually going to be held on a decent set, it seems." I do not know to which set she was ...
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Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38192

Re: Illinois '11-'12

I dunno. I don't know much, and I could be wrong, but I think Ms. Greene was under the impression that they were using a decent set; I'm not entirely sure. I was, of course, quite disappointed with the poor experience our underclassmen had.
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38192

Re: Illinois '11-'12

So uh, Auburn's freshmen/sophomores went to the Moline F/S tournament today. I don't know much, but from what my little brother and other players tell me, the questions were "atrocious" (although this doesn't really surprise me, I guess) and they notably played just four games, going 2-2 , at which ...
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: Trash Questions

Are you basically just doing it to fund-raise for your program or something? If it's going to be played by just people in your school, you could find a suitable set in the Wastebin archives and just ask the original authors nicely if you could use their set. This is essentially what we did for a sma...
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Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 26154

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

I'm using the schedule to do this, but it didn't take that much time (maybe half an hour). For example, my prediction assumed you to go W,W,W, L to Nolan Winkler, W, W against me, L to Alex Kling. There is a lot of uncertainty, though, and probably only a 20-25% chance of exactly that happening. Wo...
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Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 26154

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

My prediction remains the same, except replace Dylan Minarik with Andrew Van Duyn, Abid with Dylan, me with Abid, Blake with me. I'm very curious as to how you're coming up with such precise predictions. Are you using the schedule to do this, or are you just making educated guesses? The former seem...
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2198

Re: General Discussion

I, too, thought this set was pretty good. I commend you guys on a job well done. Of course, I do have some concerns: Like Aidan, I was extremely confused by the "cultures" tossup. I buzzed in before the end of the first sentence, figuring out that it was talking about The Interpretation of Cultures ...
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Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 42692

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

I dunno if these things matter, but my line is slightly inflated and Lloyd's slightly deflated; our lines from the Fenton game appear to be switched.

Congrats to IMSA, by the way.
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Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fluctuating Difficulty and Finals Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Fluctuating Difficulty and Finals Packets

IMO, whether the 29th v 30th game has a high conversion rate is an insignificant concern compared to whether the first place game is good. I'd rather not screw over those teams, though, if the experience would be unpleasant for them. I especially wouldn't want to screw over entire mirror sites whic...
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Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fluctuating Difficulty and Finals Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Fluctuating Difficulty and Finals Packets

Okay, so I've heard lots about how housewritten sets should typically avoid graduated difficulty and maintain a consistent difficulty throughout the set. I certainly agree that a set should be written in such a way that (a) a tournament minimizes fluctuations in conversions and such, and (b) it look...
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Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Preseason Podcast
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: HS Preseason Podcast

The good science player from Auburn B last year that someone mentioned was presumably Alex Cooper, who graduated. Yeah, actually, I'm assuming they were talking about Austin Listerud (who notably played on our B team at PACE despite having never played quiz bowl throughout high school), who has ind...
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 86804

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

Thanks for doing this again, Fred.

I'll say that DCC will probably continue to be good. They lose all their "starters" from last year, but they tend to reload. Seven Lakes is probably going to be really good as well. They return all of the players from the team that finished 14th at NSC.
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 7453

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

I find all of this discussion on powers and such interesting. One question I have pertaining to all of this is the place of powers at various types of events. People have mentioned (and it's obviously a fact) that ACF Nats, for example, doesn't use powers. Does judgment on powers change if, for exam...
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20599

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Magritte and Weber tossups from IS-98, please. Thank you!
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Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38192

Re: Illinois '11-'12

King of Carrot Flowers wrote: I think Abid's little brother is a freshman next year, but idk how good he'll be.
This is correct. But, yeah, I don't know either. I'm pretty sure he's playing though.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Appreciation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3783

Re: Thomas Jefferson Appreciation Thread

Yeah, as I've already stated and can't really state enough, this was an incredibly unselfish and honest act. We wanted to actually do something nice for them as a team, but really didn't have the time/opportunity to do any such things, so heartfelt thanks and appreciation had to do. Oh, and so did R...
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Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12657

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

Speaking of religion subdistributions, I'd also be interested in seeing them. I also found it strange that there was 1/1 Islam in what I believe was packet 15, while I thought there wasn't very much of it otherwise. That packet had the apparently controversial "complications in Islam" bonus, and whi...
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Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15082

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Can someone at PACE explain what happened in the result of the Auburn/TJ A playoff game, too? From what I heard, TJ A originally won the game by 20 points after killing the last tossup when Auburn negged. Later, TJ realized that the moderator had accepted "Thoth" for "Ptah" and called PACE, who dec...
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Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59594

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

So what exactly happened with the pools for Friday?
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)
Replies: 33
Views: 8504

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)

Soooooo. What's happening at this tournament?

Edit: Coherence
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country
Replies: 19
Views: 3711

Re: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country

I dunno if this is the link Charlie went to:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9610725/HQS%201 ... 0Audio.MP3

...but that's all, as the link indicates, Islamic studies/history stuff. I find this all pretty intriguing though.
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59594

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Sooooo I'm at home sick but one of my friends texted me at 7:02 that the Auburn-Sterling match was at 125-5. So that match started some time before 7. Lloyd texted me at 7:59 that they just beat Sterling 572-79. That is a long match.
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Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)
Replies: 24
Views: 6787

Re: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)

Is Rockford Washington there with just one team? My little brother said something about how 12 kids were going, but only one team would play. I really hope this wasn't the case.
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13487

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Auburn will be there with one buzzer system.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8624

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011

Yeah, graduated packets are kind of a major issue. You can't really ameliorate the problem simply by bracketing or anything, either, because, as Deveau has pointed it, the field is really competitive. Are there no college sets we can get our hands on? Furthermore, what exactly is the issue with the ...
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Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)
Replies: 24
Views: 6787

Re: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)

I feel like my little brother told me that Washington Gifted Academy (Auburn's feeder school) might be going to this, or something.
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11581

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

So I dunno what's up with stats or anything right now, but Auburn "won" this tournament. Basically in the top flight (including the carry-over match from prelims) Auburn went 6-1 (losing to Loyola), Stevenson went 5-2 (losing to Seven Lakes and Auburn), and Seven Lakes went 5-2 (losing to Auburn and...
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11581

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

Straight up highest PPB. So, yeah, it's theoretically possible that the two teams would come from the same bracket (although this would probably indicate that pool seeding was done poorly). Although what Garb said is possible, it's quite unlikely, no? It definitely happens http://www.ihssbca.org/st...
by abnormal abdomen
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11581

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

The 6 teams will be decided by the 4 pool winners + 2 remaining teams with highest PPB. Do you mean straight up highest ppb or record then highest ppb? Straight up highest PPB. So, yeah, it's theoretically possible that the two teams would come from the same bracket (although this would probably in...
by abnormal abdomen
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11581

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

Prelims will consist of 4 pools of 6 each, full RR within each pool. Playoffs will consist of 4 pools of 6 each, full RR within each pool. The 6 teams will be decided by the 4 pool winners + 2 remaining teams with highest PPB. PPB, or PPCB? Are you using rebounds? I do not think we are planning to ...
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11581

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

2 Questions: A) ACF Finals this year? B) How are ties being broken? We discussed this today, and unless something changes, I'm pretty sure this is how things will work: Prelims will consist of 4 pools of 6 each, full RR within each pool. Playoffs will consist of 4 pools of 6 each, full RR within ea...
by abnormal abdomen
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl
Replies: 32
Views: 11289

Re: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl

Hey, so I'm not playing this or anything, but I just want to say that this tournament name is so fantastic.
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Call To Action!
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: A Call To Action!

I'm intrigued. Dr. Prince, where are you going with this?
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jean-Baptiste Lully/CO Fine Arts Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Jean-Baptiste Lully/CO Fine Arts Discussion

I'd love to hear feedback on how the visual arts (particularly painting and sculpture) were received. Additionally, I'd like to hear about the conversion on some of the really tough/different visual stuff, a list of which I'll post later (Kenzo Tange and Jacopo Della Quercia come to mind).
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

Just as an update, I did send this to George a few days ago, but he won't post it until FNT is done and shipped out.
by abnormal abdomen
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

Nick wrote:Is this set soon to be posted?
Yeah, according to Shantanu he'll be sending it sometime this weekend, or a little after. Then we can open up discussion and such.
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Re: Date save: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

Ike wrote:
so that people buying plane tickets can make sure they won't have to Lully out of them.
Haha, nice terminology.

Edit: Formatting
by abnormal abdomen
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE camp.
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: ACE camp.

jrbarry wrote:Looking more and more likely that there will be a June, 2011 ACE camp somewhere in Illinois north of US36! We'll formally announce it as soon as the deal is struck.
This is really really awesome.
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Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 11650

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

I want to see noted entomologist (I think?) Mike Laudermith play the 2 insect questions.
by abnormal abdomen
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

In the unlikely event I can carve out time (I'll be away from the internet for most of the next week), I'd love the chance to play these in IRC as well. Are the already-played-at-CO rounds going to be posted soon? Not just yet; Shantanu has told me that he wants to fix a few things and such before ...
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59594

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I don't know about Auburn. We may or may not have the funds to go to both; if both NSC and HSNCT are in places we'd have to fly to (we'll have to fly to Atlanta, I would think), I don't really know what we'll do. Obviously we'd like to go to both, but funds have been an issue in the past for us, and...
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

I am not attending either VCU Open or Sun 'n' Fun. As of now, I do not have any sort of IRC account. Assuming that this is something that is not difficult to set up, though, I'd be more than happy to establish one in order to play those remaining questions. I had been looking forward to playing the...
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

I don't think Jonah would have those.

EDIT: We should probably acquire the stats for the Sorice/Vicich versus Ray/Rosenberg match. For the Ragab/Hang match, too.
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

I had a lot of fun playing this in our hotel room, and probably would have had more fun playing the final set on Sunday . Thanks, Lloyd/Abid/Shantanu, for writing a solid tournament. Now I know I need to step up my productivity so that high school juniors aren't contributing more than I am. Yeah, w...
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97614

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

EDIT: I just want to mention, just for everyone's benefit, that my name isn't actually pronounce "Ah-beed". It's "Ah-bid". Abid is the namesake of one of Hyderabad's big shopping district . Haha, I am Hyderabadi. And I may or may not have seen that when I went to India. And, it's all good Aaron. I ...