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by Tegan
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20266

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

... the area's best and brightest high school students. They'll be responding to tough questions in a variety of subject areas ... from history to literature to science to math and more! Identify the Portland, Oregon newspaper whose name designates a person born or living in the state of Oregon. di...
by Tegan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 134768

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

scquizbowl wrote:Video of Texaco Challenge from 1993,
They were in the lead until the "mystery category" was selected.

Apparently some things never change.
by Tegan
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20266

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

rjaguar3 wrote:There are some matches online on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXDQmotYb0E -- championship match in 2008, part 1
"Name the only state which has a unicameral legis ..."
buzz
Louisiana

It is criminal to permit these tournaments to continue on multiple levels.
by Tegan
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14253

Re: 2009 NTAE

How many teams are signed up? How dire is the situation? http://www.polk-fl.net/students/academiccompetitions/ntae/application.htm The tournament does not usually release the names of the states being represented until much closer to tournament time, however, this appears to be an interesting devel...
by Tegan
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20266

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

rjaguar3 wrote:There are some matches online on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXDQmotYb0E -- championship match in 2008, part 1
Hoses, bad one liners, really bad guesses, nude conspiracies?!?!?!

Lyndon LaRouche was right!


(note: the ?!?!?! is in place of three interrobangs)
by Tegan
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Road to NAC 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5341

Re: The Road to NAC 2009

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:... i'm pretty sure that no DE team is going to NAC this year.
This should go on those "welcome" signs at the state border.
by Tegan
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 163009

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Shcool wrote:Beginning in 2009-10, the IHSSBCA Steering Committee will have Student Liaisons for the entire year.
Which, if I heard correctly, was approved over stringent objections from some coaches who felt it was inappropriate for "kids" to have a voice. Kudos to the IHSSBCA for not following that path.
by Tegan
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20266

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

Moderators must be “performers” for the spectators, while at the same time representing authority to the contestants and knowledge to everyone (even though that knowledge may only be the information held in the hand.) [/quote] :shock: :w-hat: ! I think this is from the same rule book given to medie...
by Tegan
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20266

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new entrant into the Illinois-Missouri debate for "region with wackiest quizbowl standards." In defense, most of Illinois' wackiness isn't codified (most, not all). Forfeiting for not providing two sharpened pencils and four colors of paper seems even beyond the abil...
by Tegan
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Road to NAC 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5341

Re: The Road to NAC 2009

Neil, I am certainly not telling you what to do, but if I could make a polite suggestion, check out: http://www.doc-ent.com/qbwiki/index.php?title=Criticisms_of_the_NAC This is an article that I won't say sums up everyone's exact thoughts on the NAC around this board, but I think certainly represent...
by Tegan
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

So before we get into a discussion about how many questions should be used in IHSA, I want to ask this: what can be done to help fix the format the IHSA uses? 1. Format decisions are controlled by the Advisory Committee. In the past, provided decisions to not cost any money, the IHSA Board has alwa...
by Tegan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

If you cut off our Sectional matches after 20 questions, New Trier would have lost to Maine South and Maine South would have beaten Loyola. Sorry Dr. Reinstein, I'm not seeing the merits of your argument. :razz: Seriously, A long standing issue has been question quality .... hence the idea that mor...
by Tegan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A fond farewell
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: A fond farewell

Zach, where did you get that moniker? Sounds like a bad Jane Austen novel. Hit it, Tegan! :grin: His moniker clearly implies that Zach, in addition to playing quizbowl, is also member of the Stevenson water polo team. and .... "bad Jane Austen novel" is just being repetitive, kind of like "bad Chic...
by Tegan
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I disagree, questions on Carmen have a more important place than questions on scat and Ella Fitzgerald, not to mention a much broader answer space. I would agree that opera (being around much longer than jazz) has a broader answer space, and could be argued to have more historic relevance. I think ...
by Tegan
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

Mine is more along the line of Dr. Reinstein's: SCIENCE Same .... no more than one "health" question every four rounds. MATH Same SOCIAL STUDIES 6/6 Same LITERATURE & LANGUAGE ARTS 6/6 2 caveats: 1. Pop literature defaults to pop culture. 2. No more than one grammar, spelling, speech, vocabulary que...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

Maybe I was the only one disillusioned by the whole thing. No. I had two coaches and two players (not affiliated with Loyola) note the same thing. You have to understand: the IHSA knows how to stage events; they have been doing this for over a hundred years. There is no one who really understands t...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

Rather than boycott, the better teams should continue to show up and win big and demonstrate the advantages of playing on better formats....It would help if the people raising the bigger public alarm were the teams who are doing the winning. Isn't that pretty much already what's happening, instead ...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8102

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I'm not trying to bash Greg's or anyone else's ideas in this post. In fact, I support some of it. But, Because of #1, writing letters of complaint/protest won't work. This in fact is not true, for reasons I won't discuss publicly. Because of #2, taking coaches' polls won't work. This is (sadly) lik...
by Tegan
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Help me seed my sectional!
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: ITT Help me seed my sectional!

Here's my advice: If coaches can't follow the directions on how to report scores .... and are trying to game the system ("splitting my team evenly" don't fly), then I would advise you to seed your sectional by ranking the teams from best to worse, in your opinion. Half-joking: I understand that ente...
by Tegan
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a salt on Drivers Ed
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: a salt on Drivers Ed

no one argues that " the theory of Physical Education" should be included in Illinois Scholastic Bowl. I certainly agree with most of your post and certainly its overall conclusion. However, I have to point out that this (sadly) isn't true. Remember the IHSA State bonus with "aerobic, cardiovascula...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a salt on Drivers Ed
Replies: 3
Views: 785

a salt on Drivers Ed

Borrowing from the nutty Mr. Peterson. In 16 years of officiating, writing, coaching, (and a long time ago actually playing) quizbowl, I have yet to find a player who wants driver's ed as a supported category. As far as I know, Illinois may be the only state that has this. Since I know quite a few p...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What To Do With No-Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: What To Do With No-Shows

I support MaS' contention. If I were to run a tournament, and knew of a team that was backing out of other tournaments with no excuse, I would not invite them. Dwight's absolutely correct too .... there are sometimes unavoidable problems, and teams can't be blamed for those. I kind of like Mike's id...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What To Do With No-Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: What To Do With No-Shows

There is a team in Illinois, a fairly good team that has trophies in hand from state level tournaments, that has a bit of a reputation for not showing up, often times at the last minute. What happens? They continue to be invited, and sometimes they show up and sometimes they don't. It is always some...
by Tegan
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment II
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment II

3. (COMMENT: My team likes them better than I do) And here is what I have suspected. When I hear coaches railing against pyramidality because "it takes too long" or "my kids can't even remember what the beginning of the question was like" .... or on mACF style bonuses "my kids really need all that ...
by Tegan
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity

Is this an acceptable level of dress? If not, I (the guy in the black sweatshirt) would sometimes wear a button-down plaid shirt. Is that fine? Personally, I don't have a problem. Understand, there are some people who are mortified that Wheaton North wears matching Hawaiian shirts, and tried to get...
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity

To ally them, you put in a more reasonable policy than exists now. I think that was at most a holdover from when most competitions were televised. I could be wrong of course. It might have been. There is a televised tournament down near Carbondale, but televised quizbowl was long gone in the Chicag...
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity

I doubt many teams would wear dress shirts with or without the uniform rule. Anyhow, I would not be too worried about teams dressing inappropriately. I can only assume that most players are sufficiently sensible to not wear clothes that reflect badly on them. Not to mention the fact that there are ...
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 163009

Re: Illinois '08-'09

JackGlerum wrote:They got mad at us for wearing do-rags.
They should have ... just because you are Captain Jack doesn't mean the rest of the team has to buy into the fantasy of tweens.


Savvy?
:wink:
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Uniforms, matching tops, and stupidity

An essay ..... http://www.suntimes.com/sports/preps/1488767,CST-NWS-stripe21.article Forgive my discussion of high school basketball for a moment, but I saw something today that was related to an ongoing discussion in our own ranks (that being Illinois quizbowl, not the rest). North Lawndale played ...
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television

Hmmm ... quizbowl in Texas with a decided trivia, not academia .....

I wonder if there was a "guest voice" as "the Moderator"? :chip:
by Tegan
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A fond farewell
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: A fond farewell

I'll second the colonel's sentiments. No offense at all to Auburn who still has an amazing streak of consecutive state appearances and state placing intact .... and no sign that it will be ending soon, but I think Carbondale came off as more of the "surprise". Everyone who knew anything knew that th...
by Tegan
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 2984

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

Brad is absolutely correct. As tournaments go, this was boring, though perhaps that was good. I picked every game, except the final (which I didn't pick). Everything went according to chalk. This was a rare year in which I saw two Class A matches. They were low scoring .... quite a few tossups went ...
by Tegan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: inclusion of state/local history

Andy, Thanks for the props. I am a bit skewed in my thinking from a particular perspective. A few years ago when I attended the NAC, I sat in on rounds where very particular questions came up about a city or state (call it local history, local geography, local trivia in some cases) that (coinicident...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: inclusion of state/local history

When it comes to non-national local/state history, unless things have changed, I learned these in some disconnected units in elementary school. As I got older, I tended to forget them because I focused more on national and world history. It would not at all surprise me that local/state history has a...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

To just illustrate a perspective, allow me to loosely borrow from an AdCo discussion: Me: Driver's Ed should be eliminated. Rep: No, Driver's Ed is important. Me: It is not academic, and questions come from one source only. Rep: Art is not academic, and some schools have limited resources. Me: Non s...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Interesting. It's a shame that Indiana and Illinois don't require state history. There are certainly some things that happened in Illinois that are wholly appropriate to ask in quizbowl ..... but in a state so radically divided like Illinois, it is difficult to work it in without cries of disadvant...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

I wouldn't have a problem, but the IHSA has a big problem with round robins Could you elaborate on this some? I'm curious as to what the arguments against a round robin tournament would be. "No other sport has a round robin." Greg has just about summed it up. From time immemorial, and this includes...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5280

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Also, sayonara, Illinois trivia. We hardly knew your 102 counties, Charles Mound, and your loony state constitution. These questions are inherently unfair .... but too many people think state history is "important". Aspects of it might be, but being that it creates inherently unfair advantages, it ...
by Tegan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5280

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Porta awarded 30 points at the beginning of round 4 due to mis-match uniforms from Bloomington Central. My favorite uniform story occurred one time when I was timing a wrestling meet. About a minute into the match, the opposing coach stops the match, and informs the ref that our wrestler is not wea...
by Tegan
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5280

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Congratulations to the sectional champions who earned their trips down state. A few of these sectionals were tougher than others, and some of these teams really worked hard to get there.

The WWS sectional looked like it was the wild, wild, west or something. Were there any injuries?
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl
Replies: 30
Views: 4627

Re: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl

Just to extend a bit from Matt's question: high school football and baseball/softball have slaughter rules. If a team has a 40 point lead in the second half, the game moves to a running clock. In baseball/softball, a certain lead stops the game after a certain number of innings. I agree with a lot o...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I feel like we should've put out a call to all regions to keep through stats on TU/TU answered for specific categories. When someone saw that 95% of the driver's ed questions went dead, maybe they'll realize that those questions need to go. This is a good idea. My experience has been that a lot of ...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I am going to propose this year that we eliminate miscellaneous questions entirely. I would like to think that interdisciplinary could be kept. This action will be, with respect, defeated by anyone who insists that industrial arts, home ec, etc are "part of the curriculum"; generally the same peopl...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

Lot's of stuff .... I will start here: A question: Who is this Sister John, and is she at all qualified to head-edit a state championship? I repeat what Dr. Price said: She is qualified, and has never had less than my complete support. The issues go beyond what is necessarily her control. As you all...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 163009

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Also, whose idea was it to count literature in the LA subject field. It was a compromise ..... originally, language arts was an entire category ..... mandatory 2/2 per match! There were those who wanted it banished, but there were too many people who wanted it saved. The compromise was to shuffle i...
by Tegan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

As I understand it, the identities of the consortium members are kept as secret as a Swiss bank account number, although you might be able to get them from a Chinese gentleman in Philadelohia...... I was one of them ..... I cannot comment too much beyond what I contributed. I was not happy with the...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

Does the IHSA have a specified distro? The IHSA has the following as its specified distribution (please no heckling from the peanut gallery, we've all heard it before): 6/6 math 6/6 science 6/6 social studies 6/6 literature (includes grammar and mythology) 4/4 fine arts 2/2 miscellaneous (includes ...
by Tegan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11920

Re: IHSA regional assignments

Wheaton Warrenville South — Wheaton Warrenville South def. Wheaton North. :party: Great love and props to WWS ..... but this is also like seeing a friend's obit in the newspaper. 8 consecutive Regionals and 10 consecutive trips to the big dance. I raise a 40 oz. Diet Coke in respect to the fallen. ...
by Tegan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Important tip for users of QG Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 2515

Re: Important tip for users of QG Questions

And what the heck is up with moderators that won't let kids begin their bonus answer until they've buzzed in??? Where do they freaking get this idea?? I find it personally annoying, and something of a delaying tactic. With some mods it will give them another 1-5 seconds of time to think. I ran into...
by Tegan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT State/UIUC Solo
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

NAQT State/UIUC Solo

I just want to give kudos to the Fenton staff for running a great tournament. Second big kudos to the UIUC folks for running a great solo tournament. I was there nearly 12, which was a long day, but I walked out after moderating with the feeling that there had been a lot of good play by a lot of gre...