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by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 70273

Re: Illinois '09-'10

At Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep)*
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep) 336 F
Skokie (Niles West) 385

Holy bobcats, did this happen!?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20420

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

Frazer Yeats wrote:The already posted stats issues should be taken care of. I have also added a round report for the Trashtwostrophe stats (and even added a title).
You fixed our rd. 8 but not rd. 10.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10
Replies: 78
Views: 15971

Re: ATROPHY at NIU: 4/24/10

Beussink v. Woodland wrote:And it's confirmed: we'll be mirroring GSAC! Thanks, Sarah and everyone at Maggie Walker!
Awesome news. Now hold another tournament mirroring Ben Cooper. Go Brad Go.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20420

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

Well, I'm not sure who was pseudonymously playing for the "Charles Hang School," but I'm glad that the one who called him(her)self "Valencia" was the highest ranked individual scorer on the team. PS--these baby seals have TEETH! That was yours truly. But I think some of our afternoon stats may have...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4766

Re: MUT Discussion

extinction threshold = me = "Chipola" on Charles Hang School for College Players Who Want To Club Baby Seals and Feel Good About Themselves in Other Ways Too at MCMNT
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20420

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

I can and will bring a buzzer system, as I said I would in our original email.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8307

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Joe Romersa wrote:Is there any chance the field could be expanded to 27 teams? (so up to 6 teams can qualify for the HSNCT)
Isn't it top 15%, rounded up? So that'd be 4.05 rounded up to 5.
+ the 1 highest ranking team that hasn't qualified for hsnct yet.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37871

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Also i would like to see a list of the registered teams for the tournament, if possible. http://naqt.com/hsnct/2010/field.html Jeff/other NAQT people, if you could somewhere add the total number of teams registered to that page, it would make things very helpful (i.e. counting them is inconvenient)...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new IESA rule 7-1-4e thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: The new IESA rule 7-1-4e thread

What happens if coaches start talking on their cell phones during the match, like one coach did when I was in high school? Assuming they count the coach as a team member, the rules clearly state that only the tossup and following one are not allowed to be answered after a disruption by a "communica...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

Dan-Don wrote:And all of them non-seniors! Illinois is gonna have a bright future....
Fixed.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16104

Re: February Poll

Springfield Grade Road wrote:
Charley Pride wrote:No offense, but...where's all the IMSA love coming from?
Agreed. Also what's with the Fremd love too.
But guys, Bonny Jain made First-Team All-State as a freshman; any team he's captaining must be good. And Arjun's the best math player in the state.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16104

Re: February Poll

1. Auburn
2. Stevenson
3. Ignatius
4. Loyola
5. OPRF
6. Carbondale
7. WWS
8. Lisle
9. Dan-Don, I guess
10. Niles North
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16104

Re: February Poll

Moving Day wrote:But we've also had a couple of inexplicable losses that should've never happened to a top ten team
/high five. Oh, wait. :sad:
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

adeveau wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:If the people from the selection committee don't wanna reveal it, we could just out ourselves.
SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fixed, and joining you.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing a mACF rules description for IESA coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Writing a mACF rules description for IESA coaches

Dave Breger wrote:
Halakis wrote:By-law 2.083?
What's By-law 2.083?
Official IESA Handbook wrote:2.083 - Member schools are not allowed to practice against other schools or allow students from their own school to practice
with a different school.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April Tournament?
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

Re: May Tournament?

David Riley wrote:The Loyola Quiz Bowl Team...ahem...will graciously consider both April and May tournaments (I've already said we would go to Culver if it pans out).
I know you have, that's why I'm saying that if for some reason (REDACTED EXAMPLE REASONS) Loyola can't go, I would still attend.

EDIT: Redaction
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April Tournament?
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

Re: May Tournament?

Dan-Don wrote:I'm down for playing on 5/8. Since there's more than one set available, someone should host an April tournament too.
Yes, this would be cool as would an April tournament. I'd come to this whether or not Loyola does Brad.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 42682

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

I haven't seen many championship games, but is it normal for the finals to have 15 powers in 20 questions? :shock: Tough to say. Obviously we're talking about two really strong teams. But the set also had a lot of questionable power-mark placement/clues in power. Yeah you can tell power placement i...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 42682

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

JackGlerum wrote:
jonah wrote:Loyola A has taken a loss to Niles North.
I'm never speaking to Nolan again.
Rightly so.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 42682

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

How many rounds are guaranteed and what is the plan for lunch? 10 for bottom bracket, 13 for everyone else. EDIT: I might as well just post the format here, Morning: 2 brackets of 8 Playoffs: 2 brackets of 6, bottom bracket of 4. Re-EDIT: I'm now being told it might be 2x8, break ties, 2x8 new team...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 42682

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

indiaisasubcontinent7 wrote:Kevin and Ben will be playing on separate teams. I forgot to mention this. The current field looks like this:

Loyola 2 (3)
According to things Mr. Riley's been sending us, we have 2 teams making it an even 14.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10343

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

I emailed Dr. Bardoe but I haven't heard back yet. I know Sam, Seth, and I all made all-sectional but I don't know about seeding. Still, if it doesn't go 1. Lisle 2. Latin 3. ... something probably went wrong. I don't know exactly who's in our sectional, but I don't think they're the other big name...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10343

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

David Riley wrote:James, congrats on your 2nd seed!!!! :party:
Care to share our sectional's seeds?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 70273

Re: Illinois '09-'10

adeveau wrote:ones where they were not at full strength.
We won kickoffs.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 70273

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Shao has rediculously awesome hair. Nothing more true has ever been said. In seriousness, with only 2-3 good tournaments left in the season, the top-tier seems to be much more well-defined than we had initially thought. 1. Clearly Auburn - The A Team just won Huskie without Zahed & Jordan. That's f...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Japanese Names
Replies: 27
Views: 4865

Re: Japanese Names

Perhaps, due to the naming system and the fact that sometimes either order is used for Asian names, the first name should be promptable? First names are usually promptable for anyone, no matter the ethnicity. But wouldn't this mean if somebody had two first names (i.e. Dylan Thomas) and you couldn'...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 26393

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament (2/6/10) at Gonzaga (DC)

rmgeokid wrote:Would the Father be down with hosting on a Sunday?
That's supposed to be his holy day!
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

So, word on the street is that with my application, which came in 2 hours before the deadline, we have a tryout of a whopping 22!!! people. This should be very interesting and I'm glad to see everybody is coming out to this.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 10526

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

From what I've seen, almost all bonuses have a clear easy/middle/hard structure. I think this was actually much more of an issue than what I initially said after re-reading through the set (at least the parts we played on). There really didn't seem to be a well-defined structure like that throughou...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 10526

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

This set was far from excellent, in many ways and a lot of the bonuses were free 20-30 pts, hence the really high PPBs. Granted, there were also some hard difficulty outliers, but they were far outweighed by the really easy ones. I'm sure we will have lots of criticism sent to HSAPQ on ways to fix t...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 10526

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

Auburn B was sixth. Jonas has a file of the stats, and will be putting them up fairly soon. Thanks to all of the teams who came to play, to our moderators (Riley, Laudermith, Stankevitz, Laird, Greenthal, Houlding, and Weber) who kept things moving along on schedule, to our stats people (J. Wassers...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)
Replies: 38
Views: 10526

Re: Second Annual Loyburn Classic @ Rockford Auburn (1/30/10)

Since Auburn seems to stay away from their own tournament thread, here are things I have heard from two members of their team. Tentatively, game format is powers but no negs. The field is comprised of the following teams for sure, although others are coming: Auburn x 2 Loyola x 2 St. Ignatius Keith ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10343

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Be as complete as possible; indicate estimates with an *asterisk. The more complete and honest you are, the better we will be able to process this application. Include statistics for all Scholastic Bowl or quizbowl competitions, except the following: solo tournaments (e.g. New Trier Scobol Solo), s...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why we can't have nice things
Replies: 141
Views: 20585

Re: Why we can't have nice things

my experiences north of I-80 have not been good. When my team goes 5-0 in pool play and does not clear to the afternoon, because the tournament decided to play cross-pool rounds rather than drop the hosts "C" team, and allowed another team in the pool who we beat to advance as well as a 3-2 team fr...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT and distribution change
Replies: 29
Views: 4495

Re: NAQT and distribution change

This may be a bit off-topic from the main purpose of this thread, but I was wondering what are the principal factors for NAQT's decision to do timed halfs of 8 minutes and write packets of 24/24 instead of a fixed amount, like the standard 20/20?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 7417

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

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.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A theory on toss-up/bonus pairing
Replies: 16
Views: 2453

Re: A theory on toss-up/bonus pairing

Woody Paige wrote:So, is there a reason why the IHSA couldn't do this?
Tradition. The fact it's really hard to change what IHSA does. Most teams don't even realize how that isn't good, and even less care. You know, Illinois.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

jonah wrote:Buffalo Grove whose name is escaping me.
Greg Ward?

edit: misquote
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

I'm filling out my application and I had a few questions. Exactly what sort of awards are considered relevant for the "other awards" section? I'm guessing my Junior Historian award probably is and my writing awards probably are not, but what about stuff like Honor Roll and NHS? I'm surprised there ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 19647

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

By the way, which teams are going to SnowCAT (because DLS will be actually stacking our A team for this tourney, and send multiple teams)? Saint Thomas will be sending 1 team, but we'll be missing the most awesomely named Quizbowler of all time: Will Rock. Any relation to Buzzer Rock from Blake HS ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

Yesterday, Mr. Laudermith and I met to work out the particulars of Team Illinois tryouts (supersedes above). Here is the result: When and Where University of Illinois at Urbana (rooms to be determined), Sunday, February 21, 2010, from 1pm to 3:30 pm. Process There will be 5 rounds: Round 1: 1-on-1,...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

If more than 10 people (i.e. more than 2 full teams, as we seem to be at 9 right now) are at the tryout, how will rounds 3 & 4 be done? Will there be some rotation of substitution, or will players be broken down into 4 teams and then a similar process to rounds 1 & 2 will be done?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 13115

Re: ACF Winter discussion

No Rules Westbrook wrote:C in ACF
Competition
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10549

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

Stop going to tournaments run badly and with bad, unfair rules. You already have IHSA and Masonic that you have to put up with for that kind of crap; don't bring any more of it on yourselves. This is obvious. I wasn't very enthusiastic about going, but the rationale was that, without Winnebago, we ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Davey and Goliath Throwdown IV (1/16/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 4114

Re: Loyola Davey and Goliath Throwdown IV (1/16/10)

Could you group the morning stats in the morning brackets? Right now the morning stats have teams grouped into their playoff brackets. Yeah, Jonah hi-jacked my file so he doesn't have that. Prelim results with everybody in their right brackets can be found here EDIT: After some things (such as repe...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Singles Tournament @ Fenton HS (2/27/10)
Replies: 28
Views: 7130

Re: High School Singles Tournament @ Fenton HS (2/27/10)

I will also be playing, and I'm sure at least 1 other person from Loyola will be as well. Also, you can pretty much chalk us down for a buzzer system as Mr. Riley has us take them home and there's a chance he might even stay to be our "competent moderator".
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

Just wondering, is there any reason other than $$ that acf regionals is being used for the tryouts instead of the specific HSAPQ NASAT Tryout Set ? It seems that using a set designed by the tournament writers to be the same difficulty-level is preferable to a set that may or may not be in the same d...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

I assume they're just there to get a better look of how the players stack up to each other. You're obviously not going to be eliminated based on ur loss to Deveau in rd 1.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

jdeliverer wrote:
Jacopo Robusti wrote: What's the significance of two 1 v. 1 rounds, and how will that even be done if everybody doesn't end up playing everybody?
Power matching? That's fair, right?
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9105
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13138

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

How do the tryouts plan to test specialization? I would imagine that the best possible team would consist of the four or five best generalists and not necessarily the best four or five players who try out. Am I right? I'd imagine that the best possible team would be comprised of the 4 or 5 best ppl...