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Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10
Replies: 78
Views: 15711

Re: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10

Assuming we register for ATROPHY, I will play that.
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Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Aaaand I reread and notice the "doubles" part. fail, self. Ah. No worries. As stated in the original post, we will possibly allow teams of three, but that's only once 18 teams/36 people are fulfilled. And, the addition of a third player won't result in a complete powerhouse being created. As in, we...
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Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Nicklausse/Muse wrote:Playing with Magin assuming I can come (ie. find a team for the main event). Still looking for someone who knows painting and other stuff.
Sorry, but I'm confused.
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Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Art Institute 4/9 interest?
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Chicago Art Institute 4/9 interest?

It was actually free on Tuesday. Not sure if it's always like that, though.

...not that I've ever been to an art museum or anything.
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Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Field Teams 1) Chris White and Mike Bentley 2) Auroni Gupta and Eric Mukherjee 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Matt Bollinger 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Rebecca Maxfield and Jonathan Magin Free Agents/People Who Haven't Stated They're on a Team Jerry Vinokurov Dan Donohue ...
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:My preference would lean strongly towards Friday night.
For this, or CO Trash? Jerry told me via email that this will likely be happening on Saturday or Sunday.
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

I'll be either playing or staffing; I haven't decided yet. Let me know if you don't have enough staff. This is actually something I don't know a lot about. I want as many good fine arts players playing in this as possible, but I don't want to be short staffers in any way. Should I just simply state...
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Field

Teams:

1) Chris White and Mike Bentley
2) Auroni Gupta and Eric Mukherjee
3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic

Free Agents/People Who Haven't Stated They're on a Team

Dan Donohue
Mike Bentley
Aaron Rosenberg
Jonathan Magin
Auroni Gupta
Mike Cheyne
Rob Carson
Stephen
Bernadette Spencer
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Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)
Replies: 135
Views: 39124

Re: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)

grapesmoker wrote:Your side tournaments this year will be the arts tournament being written by Abid Haseeb et al. and Ike Jose's lit tournament. Logistics will be decided sometime after I'm finished with this damn thesis.
See here:

http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 55#p177455
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Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Something of a time/date for this thing should be decided. Who's in charge of that? Jerry. I don't know much about the organization of side events at CO, but I think it might be possible that exact times on them aren't set; as in, "Okay we're gonna play at the end of the day on Saturday" or somethi...
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Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fond Farewell II
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Fond Farewell II

He was never particularly dominant, nor did he ever put up huge numbers, but I think Jordan Hoffmann of Auburn deserves to be mentioned. A lack of aggressiveness may have hindered him from showing his deep, deep knowledge in science at times, but he brought crucial knowledge to the team, and primari...
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Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7273

Re: IHSA Finals

Yeah, congrats to Lisle and Stevenson. I didn't see the former, but Zach (and the Stevenson team in general) played very well in the final against us.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 15499

Re: February Poll

I always assumed that in his signature, "LPHS" was just a really improbable mistyping of "IMSA" since he has posted about IMSA a few times and posted once from an imsa.edu IP at like 3:30 in the afternoon. Other theories are that he's an LPHS student who just really likes IMSA quizbowl and sometime...
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Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

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 ...
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Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

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 ...
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Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

Cavs vs. Bulls seems like the way to go on Friday.

Seriously though, if you want to see a team in order to prepare/gauge for next year, watch Stevenson. They'll be returning the same team next year, minus Julia.
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Charley Pride wrote:
Captain Sinico wrote:Huzzah!

MaS
You should be jealous/upset. He's even thinking about taking down his Shrine to Sorice.
You need to calm down.

Anyways, as Shantanu has already said, this set should be good. We're really glad to have him helping us out with this.
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 15499

Re: February Poll

Ok, so I was a bit premature on Mahomet-Seymour, Niles West, Rockford Guilford, and (most likely) Normal University. However, FYP: IMSA 434 St. Charles East 220 IMSA 403 Wheaton-Warrenville South 226 IMSA 416 Naperville Central 236 Impressed yet, Mike? Also, my choice of Loyola as overrated has bee...
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

Just to let you guys know, I became victim to the blurt rule today... on a bonus . And Coach Greene didn't complain about that? She has a (very good) policy of not protesting when you are - or soon will be - up 400 points. No, you don't understand. The score was very close at the time (and put Care...
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

Just to let you guys know, I became victim to the blurt rule today... on a bonus.
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6391

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

ihsa regionals wrote:am i as good this time around?
Shut up.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See
Replies: 29
Views: 4354

Re: Eyes That Do Not See

This is so cool.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12346

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

To be fair, the physics and art were well-written.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12346

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Robert: You can't discuss answer lines, I think.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12346

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Yeah, we won our regional, and yeah, we sub a lot. We wrapped up at 9:15, and I left school at 9:30, arriving home around 9:45. Dan-Don, matches couldn't be slower. 30/30 is just so so so so long... It was so bad, I gave up on liveblogging, because it stopped being funny. The best moment was Abid g...
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:On a general CO note, when is it happening this year?
I would like to know this as well.
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Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Dan-Don wrote:
Captain Sinico wrote:I want some taquitos!

MaS
Is that the old Jewish man from the Simpsons? Great reference. Anyways, I'll play with someone.
No, he's making a reference to another tournament.

It won't happen, Mike.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

While I don't foresee any problem with you running this event, typically these kinds of things are coordinated with the tournament director and other people who also want to run side events. A lot of things about CO are still in the air, including date, editors, etc. Who exactly is the TD for CO? A...
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:So is there not going to be a lit tournament this year?
I honestly have no idea. Donald basically suggested that we write a fine arts tournament for CO this year, and we obliged. Don't multiple side events take place during CO weekend, anyway?
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98290

CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I, Abid Haseeb, and Lloyd Sy of Rockford Auburn (IL), as well as Shantanu Jha of the University of Chicago are pleased to announce our housewritten fine arts doubles tournament as a side event on Chicago Open weekend this summer. I guess the thread for CO isn't actually up yet (at least from what I ...
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Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship (2/27/10) @ Fenton HS
Replies: 53
Views: 7703

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship (2/27/10) @ Fenton HS

As has already been said, I commend Mr. Laudermith on running this tournament so well.

I also hope the half-round he moderated between Dan and I wasn't too wild.
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Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 127497

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Question: In what year of high school are each of LASA's current starters?
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Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 12802

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

dtaylor4 wrote:I have almost all the stats (I accidentally deleted the FA stats, but still have everything else). If someone can get me the stats for the that subject round, I'll have them.

I will leave the subject of the release of stats to the IHSSBCA, and honor their decision.
Sent via Facebook.
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 12802

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

I want Adam Smith to fittingly destroy a tossup on The Wealth of Nations.

Seriously though, why am I excluded from the Fine Arts list...?
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 12802

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

Fine Arts.
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 12802

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

Hey so like, is anyone informed enough on this to post which people are participating in which category rooms?
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April Tournament?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: May Tournament?

Oh yeah, if a marquee Illinois tournament takes the same date as Culver does again, Blessman will quite rightly blow his top . Teams should go to the Midwest Championship, and another tournament in the couple of weeks before. This is what I was thinking almost right away. I'm not entirely sure if M...
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Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 22791

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

Katamari Damacy wrote:I must say your post was not clear at all what your real thoughts were (and I'm still unsure).

Basically:

Set 11 wasn't a bad set, it just wasn't as good as the previous HSAPQ sets that we've played on this season. It notably has some serious errors in clue placement.

Edit: Clarification
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 68444

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Hey hey hey my bad. I somehow thought she was a junior.
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Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 68444

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I, too, commend Kevin for all the work he's obviously put into his team. They won't lose anyone for next year, either, which bodes very well for the team.
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 12445

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010

I'm on an iPod so I can't be extremely detailed. In general, I think the question quality was good. We were missing our 2nd highest scorer and our primary science player, and this was rightfully reflected in bonus conversion for things like science and math theory. I think the difficulty was about r...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 12445

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010

lchen wrote:
Oliver Ellsworth wrote: I hear the final was interesting...
What packet was that played on?
Packet 12, maybe. I dunno, it was the twelfth round. Does that tell you enough?
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Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 7065

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

MoCity02 wrote:
Oliver Ellsworth wrote:do I ever tell outrageously slow readers to pick it up? No, I don't.
Well, i mean you should. tournaments get behind because of them.
This, and moderators who disrupt the flow of the game like that could potentially change the outcome of the match. Which isn't good.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 7065

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

Woody Paige wrote: I don't know how Deveau is on computation
He's an absolute destroyer.

I'm surprised at some of the teams that are playing in this. Are these questions supposed to be pyramidal, and the like?
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 12802

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

What would you suggest? The only alternative I could see is to put RMP in with Soc Sci and have history its own category. And if we do an arts room, will there be a sufficient number elect that room? I guess that would be the problem. I, for one, would completely be in favor of there being an arts ...
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Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10332

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

IS-92 huh? Great, can't wait to see this one in February at our State Championship... trash and general knowledge bullcrap, here we come. Wait, you guys are going to be playing what we played today for your State Championship...? And, okay, I definitely understand the whole idea of the distribution...
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Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10332

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

Actually, not quite - the blurt rule was to prevent kids from saying the answer before the moderator recognized their buzz . It gives a player 5 points instead of 10 for being correct, which was seen as an improvement over being ruled incorrect. Instead, it's just annoying. I still don't understand...
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Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10332

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

moderators who actively mock the good aspects of the format, This sounds hilarious. Elaborate? Maybe Zahed's referring to something else, but one woman (I'm assuming I shouldn't mention names) said something along the lines of "I wish they'd give us the categories of the questions". Also, she (and ...
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Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10332

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

I think what Zahed means by "going backwards" is just the concept of these examples of "bad quiz bowl" still being very much in effect. Moderators complaining about categories not being read, worrying about blurt rules, stating that we couldn't confer as bonuses were being read, etc are examples of ...