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by Trevkeeper
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34552

Regionals is the one that got pushed back to Tuesday, as that Monday is Casimir Pulaski day. And yeah, state is likely being moved to that Friday, though I forget why. It may or may not have something to do with it coinciding with the basketball state finals.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 210628

I can pretty much agree with Mr. Riley's 10 teams, though not necessarily in that order. I really can't wait to see how New Trier turns out. Robert and Jonah can cover the science and math, Ben can handle the SS, and together they should be at least decent at lit. If they improve on lit (I was never...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Out-of-state interest in Chicago-area tournament 12/15/07?
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Out-of-state interest in Chicago-area tournament 12/15/07?

Coaches, I, Nick Matchen, and my Co-Director for New Trier's Third Annual Varsity Tournament, Carlo Angiuli, have been considering a format change for this year's edition. The main reason we are doing this is that we are looking into the possibility of expanding our geographic reach for this year's ...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 210628

ReinsteinD wrote:You forgot the part where Jake wrote a rap called My Name Is...David R Reinstein and performed it at Lagniappe.
Ah yes, I did know about that.

Now back to your regularly scheduled schobowl prognostication.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 210628

I'm not going to lie - seeing your first two answers being "Flava Flav" and "Laguna Beach" made my day. Hooray for Jeopardy, the bastion of academic excellence. Ah, but do you have the street cred of having taught Hottie from Flavor of Love like Mrs. Ikenberry from Georgetown Day School? I dunno, b...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 48528

Hooray for Illinois, and congrats to Missouri and others as well.
by Trevkeeper
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29891

There was also a team that we (RM A) played in the prelims at Nationals, from the Chicago area, that was mad good. I don't know who they're returning or if they really compete besides Nationals, though. That must be New Trier. They lose two of their players, including their top scorer from National...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 MLB Season
Replies: 106
Views: 22107

The White Sox make me sad.
by Trevkeeper
Tue May 29, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 46457

What, no in depth discussion of the questions yet? I'm disappointed. :cool:
by Trevkeeper
Sat May 26, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 46457

We played 4 or 5 matches tonight. It was a fun time, and I hope it warms us up for tomorrow.

And hooray for living close enough to the tournament venue -- free internet access!
by Trevkeeper
Tue May 22, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 79
Views: 27585

New Trier, however, was much, much better than DCC A. It was scary. I look for Illinois teams to do quite well. Eh, I'm not so sure about that one. We may have gone 2-1 against them, but the game we played them in the prelims (final was 450-290) was very tight, we only pulled away at the end. They ...
by Trevkeeper
Sun May 13, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

82-12 Losses are to: Bloomington (x3) 0-3 on the year (losses at: twice at Earlybird, once at Northwestern) Maine South (x3) 5-3 (losses at: once at Earlybird, once at Kaneland, once at Masonic State) Naperville North 0-1 (At Northwestern) Fenwick 2-1 (lossed at Kaneland) North Kansas City 0-1 (loss...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Pre-Nationals National Poll Results
Replies: 66
Views: 24127

Great job, although I'm wondering why Bloomington is ranked ahead of New Trier, given that New Trier won the state championship and Bloomington went 1-2... Perhaps it's worth noting that we're 0-3 against Bloomington this year? All three tournaments were at NAQT or NAQT like events -- we lost in th...
by Trevkeeper
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Pre-Nationals National Poll Results
Replies: 66
Views: 24127

Wow that's nice looking, thanks for doing that.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21059

I think Mr. Egan meant that, while there are technically 3 state championships in Illinois (If you want to get really technical it's two, because the NAQT one is actually the NAQT State Qualifier, not Championship), the only "legitmate" one is IHSA. It's nice to win Masonic or NAQT, but people stil...
by Trevkeeper
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21059

In Illinois, there is one state championship. That's it .... only two teams (small school and large school) can claim that title. Period. But there are three state championships in Illinois...? I think Mr. Egan meant that, while there are technically 3 state championships in Illinois (If you want t...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT Illinois State Qualfier @Loyola Academy
Replies: 17
Views: 5567

I don't know if moving up the timeline for state qualifiers is going to help matters. All that happens is that there is a move-up in the qualification pressure. The alternative is to actually reduce the number of qualifying opportunities early in the year, and I think most of us would find that opt...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT Illinois State Qualfier @Loyola Academy
Replies: 17
Views: 5567

Thanks to the Loyola staff and all the moderators who came out, especially the ABT folks.

By the way, the stats were posted here:

Morning Results
Playoff Results
by Trevkeeper
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

I meant more in terms of teams, but hey, questions count.

Yeah, I was thinking that, but I was wondering if there was some more correct name than "Belly Dance."
by Trevkeeper
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

So what would everyone consider the "surprises" of sectionals?
by Trevkeeper
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Offer me a trade for my rich, chocolate delicious Ovalti
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Head on! Apply directly to the forehead!
Head on! Apply directly to the forehead!
by Trevkeeper
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

One of our team members is on the school newspaper, and last year after sectionals (?) he convinced his editor to do a feature on our team. The end result was "20 Questions with Scholastic Bowl," a half-interview, half quiz-session that we hoped would bring an enhanced awareness of our team. Ah, th...
by Trevkeeper
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

1. Maine South
2. New Trier
3. Springfield
4. Moline

(I might have mixed up 3 and 4).

Maine South was down 25 going into the last question, and swept it. It hurt, but hey, they earned it. Congratulations to them.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/10 at UIUC
Replies: 6
Views: 6986

Bradley has a program? I didn't know that.

Will the questions be made available from this tournament?
by Trevkeeper
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Court of Question Judgment
Replies: 22
Views: 7218

I think Turkmenistan is too hard for middle schoolers in general, but the suggestions Matt made would certainly help.
by Trevkeeper
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

I'd like to bring up an issue that recently surfaced at our Masonic Sectional tournament. Our team answered a math question in a certain form that was not accepted by the moderator, even though it was correct. The team facing us, Fenwick, knew it was right, but they did not voice a protest, even th...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319300

Tegan wrote:AEGIS QUESTION
Questions used in any conference meet or the District 207 championships are not allowed to be discussed until after February 21st (which is the night of the DVC and NIC tournaments).

Can one of the mods or Mr. Egan please edit out that question? Thanks.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

My question with Illinois teams is that they generally play on a totally different distribution than you find in NAQT (lots more math and science, I think). What I'm saying is, does the ability of a team on its own state format correlate to its ability on NAQT or PACE? The same can be asked for jus...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

Congratulations to those who made Team Illinois. 'Twas a fun day.

And thanks to the IHSSBCA for letting us sit in on their meeting, it was an interesting experience.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8613

I knew I recognized him from nationals. I was thinking Shady Side, though. Eh, at least I had the right state.
by Trevkeeper
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44351

-Maggie Walker -Dorman -State College -Richard Montgomery -TJ (Alexandria, not Joplin) -Chattahoochee -Stuyvesant -Gonzaga -Brindlee Mountain (or at least they seem to have the potential) -MLK from Nashville -Danville Illinois team or two (some combination of Wheaton North, Maine South, and New Tri...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

Take this, Matt! New Trier Sectional (Sub Sectional B): 1. Maine South 2. New Trier 3. Maine East 4. Deerfield 5. Loyola 6. Lake Forest 1. Carlo Angiuli (New Trier) 2. Greg Peterson (Maine South) 3. Erin Li (Maine East) 4. Nick Matchen (New Trier) 5. Jeff Wear (Maine South) 6 or 7. Alex Z. (Maine Ea...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: WUHSAC (2/3/07) at WUSTL (St Louis, MO)
Replies: 15
Views: 8721

New Trier was phenomenal. We weren't the winners until kind of late in that game, because Carlo knew all kinds of crazy science. I was so happy when I realized we'd won (I didn't think it would happen). They had 2 (!) players on the all-tournamnet team towards the middle. Thanks for the compliments...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

I never realized it, but that's probably why our F/S team is always smaller compared to other programs'.
by Trevkeeper
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

:grin: Say, when will we finally learn about middle school scobowl teams in NT's feeder schools?? I swear, middle school scholastic bowl teams east of the Tri-State are like the LochNess Monster. I hear stories about them playing in mysterious fall tournaments, usually hosted by Catholic high schoo...
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

The 'Happy Buzzer Squadron" from New Trier used to do some intense introductions, and that is where hostilities started. Lots of coaches knew they were going to get beat (this is NT, after all), and they saw this as unnecessary gloating before the match even began. They no longer do this. Suuuure. ...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20749

I couldn't tell you; I was just forwarded an email and asked if I would staff.

All I can tell you if that is an ACT and/or SAT weekend, a lot of area high schools wouldn't be able to host, since there would be students taking tests there.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20749

Local area high schools (including where I attend) had been contacted looking for staffers for the ICT if it was to be held at Northwestern. I was looking forward to seeing top tier quiz bowl for this first time. Oh well.
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

He probably noticed it at Wheaton North Frosh/Soph, or some other recent tournament.
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

There is no qualifying process. At this point, few enough teams attend (unfortunately) that the field is small enough at NAQT state to have no sort of qualification process such as regionals. The top 15% of the field at NAQT state qualifies for NAQT nationals, which will be held in Chicago (the Crow...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: High School Solo (1/27/07) at Illinois (Urbana-Cham
Replies: 16
Views: 5835

Yes, I'll echo those sentiments. It was very well run with great quesitons. If I was forced to nit pick, there were only two slight problems, I think: there seemed to be an inordinate amount of character questions in literature, and too much military in history. I didn't mind it all, I'm just saying...
by Trevkeeper
Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

Apparently St. Ignatius is now in Sub-Sectional A (i.e. the one with OPRF, Fenwick, etc.) of the New Trier sectional.
by Trevkeeper
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

ETC writes CRAP! I accidentally edited out your post when I should have quoted it. Sorry!! PACE does something similar known as the All-Star/Scholars game. Most of the summer camps will do mixing teams up. I have also done mixed chimeric teams for High School Celebrity Shoot. But I don't usually we...
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

And that's what typically separates good teams and bad teams -- a desire to learn information not presented in the standard school curriculum. Just a little add on here--besides reading the actual novels and plays, it is helpful to review some lists of famous works and their authors. Lots of PLEASE...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

A coach once complained to me that "Expecting seniors in high school to know anything aboutt Milton is asking too much". Only if the players do no work outside of actual school to prepare for Scholastic Bowl. Here are the works that have been in my high school curriculum (* denotes a book that I se...
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Facebooks? MySpace? Websites?
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

by Trevkeeper
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

So I guess no one noticed these were posted....

http://www.ihsa.org/activity/scb/2006-07/2assign.htm

Let the prognostication begin.

Oh, and I'll be the 4,195th person to say it. I hate subsectionals with a burning passion.

And is it just me, or is St. Ignatius not listed?
by Trevkeeper
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: High School Solo (1/27/07) at Illinois (Urbana-Cham
Replies: 16
Views: 5835

Has anyone else signed up?
by Trevkeeper
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 263005

The questions were interesting. I don't think I've ever heard that many questions about biological classifcations.
by Trevkeeper
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14408

I swear, I hear the phrase "5 cent philly cigars" every other tournament.