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by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 48030

I have found the analogy I've been looking for... If you buzz in on "Who wrote Innocents Abroad?" with Samuel Clemens, you have given a name, and not the commonly accepted pen name. Will a question provide Clemens or Twain for the answer? In most cases, Twain is universally accepted, and Clemens is ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 48030

In response to the math prompting rule....no. Long answer...math that is not simplified is not done. If a question asks for circular distance in feet, and you give the answer in radians, both answers may be right, but only 1 would make sense to a moderator without math background. Your examples show...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

You can't give arts 6 tossups, because they'll be too tempted to use Music as a backdoor for trashy pop culture music and performing arts as trashy pop culture movies. At 3 or 4 tu's, they won't put as much trash in as 5-6. Plus, you can't kill misc. completely without making too many teams angry.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

why not just make six fine arts That opens up a large gaping hole with they can plug up with dance, obscure modern theater, and the always present chance that they could go really screwed up, and consider Industrial arts a fine art and reintroduce it. Changing it this way makes the art category lar...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

I agree entirely with DaGeneral's statement. The Industrial Ed, Agriculture, Pop Culture, Vocational Ed, Consumer Ed, and Illinois law need to go. I honestly feel the turning point in our day was when a bonus asked us, as part one, what color was considered "the new black." The math was fine, except...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

To clarify, we were thinking that there actually wasn't a 15th. And wondering if that was a real bonus. :) Verbatim of what Winnebago said when confronted with this bonus. And we missed XV. The music questions need to be taken out back and shot. KISS? Buzzerrace after 5 words on Joplin? (Going back...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319768

I was thinking ziggurats, but someone on the other team negged around there, didn't say mounds, so we got to hear the really cheap candy bar giveaway and our captain got it right.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

It appears to me that the second half of the second match was an absolute wasteland for good teams.... NT scores no points after question 16... Winnebago loses a 40 point lead when Woodstock Marian hits all of 3 tossups after the half, Bago hitting none... Auburn scoring a full 100 points less than ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Woodstock Marian Central Catholic won the Byron sectional, followed by Byron, Winnebago, and Galena. Bago scored the most total points, beating Byron by 2 and Marian by 17, but with a 10 point loss to WM and a meaningless 40 point loss to Byron, went 1-2. Good luck for those playing in the next round.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recent Dance (Ballet) Questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 3979

I feel that dance is an art, but shouldn't be given the weight of a full topic...maybe having the fine arts category weighted 35% music, 35% art, 20% architecture, 10% dance, and taking the "composers of ballets" and moving it to music, where it rightfully belongs. The 3/3 that Arts gets at Illinois...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Ah, I see, I see....that makes sense, and is probably right. I'll adjust that now... Pool 1: 1st: Fremd 2nd: WN 3rd: DMac 4th: Morton Pool 2: 1st: Auburn 2nd: NT 3rd: Fenwick 4th: Lincoln Way East (I got to thinking after I posted last, about LWE, and how I left them out...decided to change it if th...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

My 16 state teams are:

Class A: Bago, Nashville, Pittsfield, Macon, Eureka, Fairfield, Elmhurst, and Port Byron.

Class AA: DMac, Morton, Fremd, WN, Auburn, NT, Fenwick, and BB. (nothing like parity)

Class AA trophy rankings:
1. Fremd
2. Auburn
3. NT
4. WN

Now watch all 4 of those in the same pool.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Unnecessary: posted on end of last page, without knowing it continued
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

Because the question writer for Masonic regionals turned quizbowl into a large scale episode of 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?'.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Yeah, Stillman's dropped off...they'll have to get through Bago to win a regional this year, and their strength is in their seniors, so it'll only get worse next year...Latin's always good, but apparently Ben Post is a good player...Elmhurst (Timothy Christian) is seeded ahead of Latin (1 seed/2 see...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Yep, Niemeier's still here :) I'd like to think that it's not impossible to beat Auburn....then again, I honestly don't care once March hits. That's the glory of Class A :) We never got to play Auburn on real questions this year...our only match was at Masonics, and that's an entirely different topic.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

'Bago's 4-0 vs. Guilford this year, but that's not to say they're underwhelming, they're still a regional-caliber team. One of the wins was in the championship of a tournament, 2 in morning pool play, and 1 at Masonic consolation semifinals. Kate Brumm is a good captain, and they have a pretty good ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

I'd like to latch onto DaGeneral's request for U of I info. I'm a junior though, so if you could, fill me in on some of the more generic info, seeing as how I haven't applied yet. :)
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40290

Who'd you unleash that on?
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parents complaining about questions
Replies: 22
Views: 10964

League structure is 12 teams playing 11 matches consisting of 2 games each. Stats as of today... Team W L T Points Scored Poland 18 0 0 957 Boardman 13 5 0 739 Campbell 13 7 0 726 Struthers 12 4 0 728 West Branch 10 8 0 626 Canfield 10 8 0 615 South Range 8 6 0 602 Jackson-Milton 7 11 0 521 Lowellv...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

Anyone here who says Illinois teams should be ranked higher needs to take off their earmuffs and listen to the problem with Illinois quiz bowl. The only team that can make a case for their ranking among other states is New Trier. No other team in Illinois has placed in a national tournament recently...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parents complaining about questions
Replies: 22
Views: 10964

2 questions and 2 statistics to look at for this problem: What is the maximum number of points you have per game? How many tossups are there? How many ppg does the highest ranked team average? How many ppg does the middle team average? (What percentage of total ppg are these?) If a game between the ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

As far as small schools, I await Timothy Christian v. Latin at some point.......I think the streak is at least in jeopardy. Heh, you think you're awaiting that one? This is the kind of matchup that makes me grateful to be in Northern Illinois....Bago may have to get through Galena and Byron, but at...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

I don't know if Auburn is a notch above all...they're good, but for all intents and purposes, if you take Tyler out, they become another above-average AA team, akin to Streator, Moline, Boylan, etc.. Colleen is good for literature, but (as in Masonics, when she was pulled for a match to load up on S...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

The math was bad too, we pulled one of our major math players, who hadn't been our for a single tossup all year before that. We studied hardcore lit the Thursday and Friday beforehand. Is it a surprise we took Consolation? Actually, yes. Wouldn't have happened if we (Winnebago) hadn't played Auburn ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Ah, thank you. We had something along those lines at our sectional, between Byron and Winnebago... Bago had 13 losses, Byron a number less than that, but because our losses came mostly against Class AA teams (exceptions being Bettendorf IA, a 1-1 record against Byron, and tournaments without our ful...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

How many times has New Trier beaten Deerfield? I know Deerfield beat them in conf. play, so seeing NT as a 1 seed and Deerfield drop to 3 is a bit of a surprise. The Galesburg Sectional should be cut down and turned into at least 3. Rock Island is a team worthy of at least a regional championship, a...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad topics--Bad Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 8089

In Illinois, the Home Economics category should be taken out back and shot. I've heard more different styles of French breads (brioche and baguette) than composers of operas (Puccini....we haven't hit Carmen [and thusly Bizet] yet this year.) When a team can score as many points answering types of s...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Team Illinois Prognostications: Tyler Kerr, Jr., Rf Auburn Donald Taylor, Sr. DMac ___ _______, __, New Trier (whoever does the best at tryouts, because among their top 3, anything can happen) (captain), __, Lincoln Way East (don't know the name) ___ ________, __, Fremd (again, whoever does the best...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Mr. Egan, in terms of seeding in the morning, the best way I have seen it done is at the Sterling tournament. At that tourney, it is always set up so that the best teams don't play each other until the afternoon. As for the seeding, I always have and always will question it. From top to bottom it g...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

I'm only a junior. I've never directed a tournament. I have no experience in how the behind the scenes action goes, other than at Winnebago's tourney, the JV team times rounds and gets food for it. How are pools for morning play formed? Random seeding? Coaches' discretion? I say this, because the la...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319768

Me: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Answer: Jack and Jill
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18916

Excellent. Thanks Tegan! I now have no fear of buzzing in on a question beginning with a main charac.....oh wait, that's right. Illinois questions don't start with those, they start with "Name the author of.". Helpful just the same though. :) If you think :chip: questions are bad, just play a round ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18916

Admiral, or anyone with an Illinois rule book handy, what's the status on blitzing? I've asked both varsity and freshsoph coaches, along with some kids at a different school, and no one can say definitively how much, if at all, you can give extra information. If you could help, I'd appreciate it.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Does anyone have a...
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Does anyone have a...

comprehensive list of biological orders, classes, etc., online? Our biology classes don't get to the structure of taxonomy, and thusly, we get killed on the ever-popular Illinois bio bonuses that never go past orders, classes, or cell structure. Can anyone help?
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18916

The Illinois perspective: Wrong. Not fully simplified, as everything on every math problem must be 100% simplified, unless explicitly asked for otherwise. You can perform operations on 1/-i to reach a simpler answer (as the simplest answers for i-type simplifications like this are 1, -1, i, -i, and ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22988

Let's try this one: Over-represented: Literature. Under-represented: Arts (other than literature) and music. Goes past college bowl. We had more Home Economics, Business, and Industrial Arts questions each than Music in the last 4 games of high school conference play. Then again, that's Illinois qu...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319768

That wasn't the worst of the Sterling tourney though. Math: Give both values for x. BUZZ Me: What? I didn't buzz- Oh no! Ah! Umm, uh, -1 and 4 (they were counting me down) I didn't actually buzz, so much as I had an twitchy buzzer thumb that didn't appreciate me for not beating my teammate on a toss...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319768

This phrase, found in Latin on every piece of American currency, E Pluribu-
Buzz-
Me- Out of one, many.

Everyone just looked at me like I was nuts. I didn't realize it for multiple seconds.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17872

Before this gets carried away into the discussions of the eliteists (too late, perhaps), remember, it's not all good teams in quiz bowl. There are subpar teams out there who would have their opinion, and it'd go something like this. Bouncebacks are the only thing keeping us playing this stupid game....
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

IHSSBCA Kickoff Results

These should help some to determine good teams, at least in regions. Northwestern Region, Partial Results: Division A: 1st: Auburn A 2nd: Bettendorf, IA 3rd: Winnebago 4th: IMSA 5th: Rock Island 6th: Naperville Central 7th: Moline 8th: Streator Pool C featured Bago, Rock Island, Naperville, and Moli...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Ever Scholastic Bowlers
Replies: 14
Views: 9432

Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley. Discuss.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

I like how we have a Fremd player mentioning how LWE got creamed by a certain top 4 school and a MacArthur player mentioning how New Trier and Fremd got creamed by a certain school. Makes for some nonbiased viewpoints :) All I have to say on the subject is that Wheaton North has not been mentioned a...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Lincoln Way East (there's a dash there somewhere) crushed Auburn A first afternoon round of a tournament a couple weeks ago. Their seeding was due to their captain taking the ACT in the morning and showing up for the afternoon. LWE should be in that group. Not sure where, having seen no tournaments ...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Schbol Solo Results
Replies: 6
Views: 4191

I played against Sara my first round, and at first was unimpressed. She didn't seem to get it going against me like she did in the finals...I kept it close, made a bad neg on a Sports question that she ended up getting (name the running back who won the heisman for USC, then played for Buffalo---I b...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319768

These aren't negs, but they should have been. From a middle school conference championship game. Name the nationality that precedes each of the following words. Dressing -- "Ah, shoot...French?" (correct) Name the fraction that is not equivalent to the other 3. 6/9, 13/39 -- "Dang it! Uh...13/39?" (...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Important Subject
Replies: 13
Views: 8150

two math people are a must or you will never advance very far (unless you are assured of answering every SS, Lit, and Science question out there). 2 math people? With the IHSA format going 1/5 of each round math, sci, lit, social studies, and the other 1/5th about half humanities and half misc., yo...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Where did Winnebago win their national title in 1995? I just don't remember hearing about this one and I would have thought word would have spread more when a team from the state did well at nationals. Scholastic Showdown in St. Louis, 1995, by The Griffin Experience...not around anymore, I don't t...
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

Here's another thought.

Winnebago, 1989-96: 6 State Qualifying teams, 1 3rd, 2 1sts. Also, a National Championship team in 1995 and an 8th place National team in '96.

Without a doubt, though, Latin is the definition of consistent Scholastic Bowl success.
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247393

I scored that Guilford/Wheaton match with the disputed answer! It was so interesting, hearing just how upset they were that that answer wasn't correct. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with Ottoman rulers, and they were not even close, but they had a rule book, a history book, an atlas, and an...