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by Tegan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament 3/7/09

Woody Paige wrote: NOTE TO TOM EGAN: My team swept a bonus on IHSA Bass Fishing. I knew you'd be proud! :wink:
Were the answers by any chance:
1. IHSA
2. Bass Fishing
3. Bass
4. Fish

I am just curious how one would write a bonus about a competition that hasn't actually taken place yet.
by Tegan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Woody Paige wrote:Bass Fishing was asked at the Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament for middle schoolers.
I did recently get a trophy from a return address in Streator, but it was topped with the back end of a donkey. It is one of the nicer, non-threatening e-mail I have received from the area.
by Tegan
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Important tip for users of QG Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Important tip for users of QG Questions

And here I thought the CSL had the strangest tradition with their weird food rituals. I stand corrected.
by Tegan
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

It's from a newsletter available to IHSSBCA members only, and as far as I know the poll results don't get posted on the website. I suspect it's okay, but wanted to cover my butt. Past final poll results are in the QBWiki, and have been for about a year, without any issues having been brought up ......
by Tegan
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 123944

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Us on High Q: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsHpN3KGFnc
IF PLAYER SAYS 'WINGED VICTORY', ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!!!

nike.


DING!!
by Tegan
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Dresden The Moderator wrote:Does anybody know anything about the Peotone program?
They won their Regional last year. This year they were undefeated prior to meeting Lisle.
by Tegan
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle school quiz bowl tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Re: Middle school quiz bowl tournaments

Woody Paige wrote: I know. I feel dirty.
There are no shameful wins .... only shameful losses.

There are also shameful questions .... it appears you have seen/heard some of those.
by Tegan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

The official IHSA format is 30/30 (or at least used to be... I think?!) so that goes part of the way toward explaining what takes so long. It still is, though outside of the IHSA State Series and one conference, no one actually uses 30/30 to my knowledge (20/20 is the standard for virtually everyon...
by Tegan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

This tournament isn't designed to determine the best team--it's designed to give schools with less budget and less exposure some money. I think that for the Masons, the ideal situation would be one in which the best team did in fact win but the other money-earning places went to less strong program...
by Tegan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

As was explained to me (and I have no idea if this is the absolute truth or not), there were some pretty upset people when New Trier and Maine South made it to the finals three years ago, and that there was an attempt to make suer that this would not happen again. While my team was in need of that m...
by Tegan
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

I will say this: after a few weeks of using a different format, these matches felt like they took forever. Using only 20 questions, AND having an entire round eliminated because of no-shows, we played only five rounds between 9am and 2 pm. With only 11 teams, the first round of the consolation brack...
by Tegan
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic Sectionals 2/21
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

Re: Masonic Sectionals 2/21

At WW-S

1. WW-S
2. IMSA
3. Latin
4. Geneva
Consolation: ????? (maybe NN)



edit: grammar
by Tegan
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

BGSO wrote:Feb 14, 2009 Walter Payton Invitational (HS) Walter Payton College Prep
This is an intriguing development. I also see that WP is going to be at NAQT State. The school has a pretty good rep .... I would like to see what their team is capable of.
by Tegan
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Petition Against ACF Formatted Bonus
Replies: 65
Views: 5240

Re: Petition Against ACF Formatted Bonus

I don't think the "competition" argument holds much water, either, though I'll readily acknowledge that all of these arguments are things anyone attempting to implement this (or really any) change in rules is likely to hear. Let's look at this. Illinois doesn't have to change the content of the bon...
by Tegan
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'm just curious and would like to know what to avoid when writing religion questions <sic> However, I suspect that this sort of feeling is at least partially the common "If I know it, it's easy" fallacy. I think, without going into details, that you run into this situation: Someone who is not of r...
by Tegan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeding/All-Sectional results
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Seeding/All-Sectional results

Sectional Host: Maine South Seeds 1. New Trier 2. Loyola Academy 3. Maine South 4. Fenwick 5. Oak Park-River Forest 6. St. Ignatius 7. Maine East 8. Schaumburg All-State Finalists 1. Joe Ahmad 2. Charlie Carbery 3. Ben Cohen 4. Anderw Deveau 5. Jack Glerum 6. James Vallone edited: for an inexcusable...
by Tegan
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5363

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

Bad news... He ALSO told us of a petition circulating south of I-80 where they're intend to lobby AGAINST mACF formatted bonuses. He seemed to endorse this petition as a good thing, that things are moving towards 3-part 30-point bonuses too fast and that this process needs to be slowed down. This i...
by Tegan
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5363

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

I've heard that the "head editor" is a nun (confirm/deny). Deny. And, how did you become so privy to information that this system is on the verge of collapse? The IHSA in house writing is as far as I know still a go. Whether the quality of writing improves/stays the same/worsens is, as always, up t...
by Tegan
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 5363

Re: IHSSBCA Steering Committee meeting

if normal 3-part bonuses do not become standard practice in the next year or two, bad stuff is probably gonna happen. You should likely expand on this, because, as a member of the AdCo Board, I regret to say that the environment for change right now is not looking good. One of the things I had hope...
by Tegan
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 4699

Re: Getting coaches to care

1. How do we get coaches like this to come to tournaments on weekends? I would suggest that making public statements like this: In our case, we are coached by a chemistry teacher who (I think) wanted to make extra money and was probably told that Scho Bowl was the easiest way to do it. are definiti...
by Tegan
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79858

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

rhentzel wrote:NAQT is pleased to formally announce that the 2009 High School National Championship Tournament will take place <sic> at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago.
So .... the entrance fee would have to be about ..... the GNP of Malaysia to enter.
Seriously, that is one sweet facility.
by Tegan
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22310

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

Rico Suavé wrote: (As a side note, Illinois high schools do have physics computation tossups, but they also have drivers ed tossups...)
Why don't you get it out of the way, and say that we burn witches to the stake and eat babies by the light of the bonfires.
by Tegan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

JohnGlerum wrote:Bayless is an idiot, there's a reason why he rambles and rants on ESPN2.
But .... sitting next to Jay "The Tool" on Around the Horn .... by comparison, he is a genius.
by Tegan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

Hey check out my ESPN impression: "BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE BRETT FAVRE!" Which is very differen...
by Tegan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

Will they actually play him in Cleveland tonight? He will be attending the game but will not play But as he appears at the balcony to bless the assembled multitude of Clevelanders, the Yankees radio announcer will broadcast to the crowd "This is the greatest moment in the history of the world since...
by Tegan
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22310

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

The argument is that adding things that people don't know solely to preserve something that doesn't need to be there in the first place is a crazy way of going about this. Acknowledged .... as I (personally) was reading the argument it was this statement minus the words between "know" and the secon...
by Tegan
Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22310

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I am bit curious as to how this discussion has turned, because just when I think I have heard it all, something new comes up. The recent issue that seems to be debated (and correct me here if I am misunderstanding): -- there should be more computational math -- there is a limited canon in acceptable...
by Tegan
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 22310

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

Yisun, I think you are going to be on the losing end of this argument, but that isn't to say that there aren't people who don't agree with you up to a certain extent. To some people, computational problems are a skill, and therefore generally outside the bounds of what this activity entails. However...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 62368

Re: Missouri 08-09

Good. Constant pressure from coaches and students to get athletic associations entirely out of quizbowl should be kept up until that necessary goal is achieved. I cannot overstate this: more students putting the pressure on .... from more parts of your states. The more geographically diverse, the b...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Quandary
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Buzzer Quandary

http://www.buzzersystems.com/ This is the first and last line of buzzers as far as I am concerned. If you take care of them, they hold up. Customer service is easy. There are many options depending on your budget. I agree, although I prefer the fatter plastic rods to the skinnier ones with the rubb...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 62368

Re: Missouri 08-09

Coach Barnes, We here in Illinois have had virtually the same problems crop up that you are experiencing, and to differing respects, we have won some battles, and still have others to fight. I would be happy to give any advice that I can. Sad to say, but as we were trying to make some more changes i...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Quandary
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Buzzer Quandary

http://www.buzzersystems.com/

This is the first and last line of buzzers as far as I am concerned. If you take care of them, they hold up. Customer service is easy. There are many options depending on your budget.
by Tegan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 3731

Re: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition

:party:
Congrats Fred .... here's to success!
by Tegan
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Energy Costs and Quizbowl
Replies: 24
Views: 2920

Re: Energy Costs and Quizbowl

I was curious about this myself, but forgot about it when I saw the numbers at the HSNCT. 1. There were already many schools that for reasons real and imagined wouldn't make it easy for teams to travel. That will continue. 2. There will certainly be some schools that for reasons real and imagined we...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Charles Van Doren speaks ...
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Charles Van Doren speaks ...

Saw this buried way down over at imdb.com Nearly a half century after Charles Van Doren admitted that he had been given the answers to questions on the hit NBC game show Twenty One, the former college instructor and son of poet Mark Van Doren, has written publicly about the events of that time. In a...
by Tegan
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 62368

Re: Missouri 08-09

Dr. Barnes, before getting into legal hassles, and I have no clue how the MHSAA goes about amending rules and such, you could try going directly to the powers that be. You could simply attempt to appeal to their sense of fair play: Why would Missouri be the only state to place such an extreme limita...
by Tegan
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 62368

Re: Missouri 08-09

I honestly don't know whether or not Illinois restricts participation on independent teams during the season. It's not a problem outside the season--one of my students is participating in the Chicago Open today. Also, Illinois teams can compete against college teams, something that is not allowed i...
by Tegan
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 24987

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

I just want to apologize to the Chicago folks and anyone who was stuck in the room without a buzzer ..... I should have checked to see that there was a power supply. Its pretty embarrassing, and totally my fault.
by Tegan
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

JohnGlerum wrote:Upon re-looking at the schedule, does anyone know what the deal is with Northwestern?
Oh, I'll tell you the deal with Northwestern, padawan .... but never in a public forum.
by Tegan
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

On the one hand, it is a sad testament that we have had to put so many rules into Illinois' game to protect players from bad questions .... and even sadder that there are many coaches who are mortified that these rules exist. On the other, I hope the players can appreciate that the were people willi...
by Tegan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colony Collapse Disorder Awareness
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Colony Collapse Disorder Awareness

tachyonwill wrote:I have always imagined that something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU2IYT-FKKM
goes on at NAQT staff meetings.
Post of the week!
by Tegan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer hesitancy/reluctance/cowardice(?)
Replies: 23
Views: 2554

Re: buzzer hesitancy/reluctance/cowardice(?)

I want to throw out the following: First: I will never doubt for a moment the law: to improve, you must play teams better than you, and to be the best, you play the best. I find that to be pretty immutable, and while there are rare exceptions, they remain that: rare exceptions. Is there a case to be...
by Tegan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event
Replies: 19
Views: 1935

Re: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event

WeekendatBernadette wrote:
Ukonvasara wrote:
Chief Pride wrote:Ice Fishing would be a cool winter event to watch at the olympics.
false
Why, Zach, why.
Because ice BASS fishing would be much more entertaining! amirite?
by Tegan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Mr. Egan, I remember you saying that the rep from my district was the deciding vote against changing the bonus format. Would you mind providing me with her contact info? My e-mail address is my posting name here on a Gmail account. Coach Cynthia Wierzba is the Region 4 rep. Her e-mail can be found ...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event
Replies: 19
Views: 1935

Re: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event

figure skating is not a sport. It is tremendously athletic, but not a sport. Gymnastics, half-pipe snowboarding, diving: same same -- judges should not be determining a champion. It is beautiful graceful, and requires strength and agility, but it is not a sport. I propose replacing figure skating wi...
by Tegan
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

10% Egan being Egan Could I get some clarification on that? but I'll start by stating my assumption that the IHSA could give two shits about quizbowl. Fixed for accuracy. Seriously, the concern that they have is that enough teams are registered (why, I have no idea, because life for everyone would ...
by Tegan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8260

Re: Stupid educators thread

Principal of Flyer High wrote:Some families who opted out of a private education chose to go to charter schools, instead ...
I hope that Raleigh Charter is proud of itself! ..... picking on a small school like that and stealing away its students. For shame! :wink:
by Tegan
Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: Tour de France 2008

Did they go ahead and create the plaid jersey for the leading non-roided rider?
by Tegan
Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 156478

Re: Illinois '08-'09

JohnGlerum wrote:Numba one in the streets, yo. Keepin' it trill.
On behalf of the Southside community, please stop. Please. It hurts the ears.
by Tegan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 10876

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

I think that the way a reader controls a room before, after, and between questions has much more to do with his/her ability to get through a packet in a reasonable amount of time, than the actual speed of the questions being read. Cutting out the off-topic comments... getting to a bonus immediately...