Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

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Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by MLaudermith » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:08 pm

On January 8, Fenton will again host the Chicago-area Turnabout Tournament. This year, the IHSSBCA is giving each host a $25 stipend per certified moderator used. I am more than happy to pass that largesse on to any certified moderators who want to help me out (plus a free lunch). To get certified, go to http://www.ihssbca.org. Since the only other tournament running that day in the general area is the Knights' Challenge at Auburn (Novice & F/S), a certain contingent of Illinois quizbowlers (Team IL hopefuls, perhaps) will have nothing to do that Saturday and may get into trouble if they don't come to Fenton. :wink:

Also, if last year's Turnabout taught me anything, it's that I really shouldn't be allowed near SQBS. If someone wants to take on the job of doing stats, you will have both my eternal gratitude and a substantially enlarged remuneration.

Anyone who is interested should contact me in the near future (Laudermith@fenton100.org).
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by jonah » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:12 pm

I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:01 pm

If my class prep is finished (I start teaching the following Monday), I'll do my best to make it.

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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by Boeing X-20, Please! » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:21 pm

jonah wrote:I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by The Moviegoer » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:30 pm

I'm not certified, but if you need me I'd be glad to help out again (for free!)
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Post by Edward Elric » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:54 pm

Yeah im in the process of getting certified and I'd love to do stats or staff.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by MLaudermith » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:24 am

jonah wrote:I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.
Since Jonah volunteered first, the stats job is his, unless he wants to relinquish it to someone else.

Much thanks to everyone willing to come.
The Moviegoer wrote:I'm not certified, but if you need me I'd be glad to help out again (for free!)
I definitely want you at Turnabout Craig. Getting certified is actually pretty easy. The test is open book. Try to get it done before Jan 8 so I can give you free money. :grin:
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by jonah » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:45 am

MLaudermith wrote:
jonah wrote:I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.
Since Jonah volunteered first, the stats job is his, unless he wants to relinquish it to someone else.
If Donald is available, I certainly relinquish it to him. If there's anyone else who explicitly wants to do stats, that's fine too.
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Post by Dominator » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:48 pm

MLaudermith wrote:Getting certified is actually pretty easy. The test is open book.
The test is not hard. The difficulty is in hearing back about how you did. I submitted my test in June, and a player of mine submitted his in March, and neither of us have heard back about it since. Brad Fischer said that he has been waiting since approximately June 2008 for his results.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by jonah » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:43 pm

The above is absolutely true, and is something I've asked the IHSSBCA leadership to address several times. However, remember that getting performance-certified is now independent of being test-certified, so you can just print cards off the website and distribute them even if you haven't been told you passed the test.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:55 pm

jonah wrote:
MLaudermith wrote:
jonah wrote:I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.
Since Jonah volunteered first, the stats job is his, unless he wants to relinquish it to someone else.
If Donald is available, I certainly relinquish it to him. If there's anyone else who explicitly wants to do stats, that's fine too.
If I come, I am doing stats. Anyone who objects, feel free to do so, but do not get your hopes up.

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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by Geringer » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:45 am

I would like to staff this...certification forthcoming, I hope.

EDIT: OH MY GOD HOW MANY SECONDS AM I SUPPOSED TO GIVE THEM FOR A MULTIPLE CHOICE COMPUTATIONAL DRIVER'S ED TOSSUP IHSA IS IMPOSSIBLE
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by David Riley » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:00 pm

The question is moot.
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Post by Dan-Don » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:59 pm

I'll staff
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by MLaudermith » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:05 pm

I thought it was time to give this thread a little bump. Here's the field for the Fenton Turnabout so far:
1. Providence Catholic
2. Lake Park A
3. Lake Park B
4. Fenton A
5. Fenton B
6. Glenbard East A
7. Glenbard East B
8. Marian Central A
9. Marian Central B
10. Sycamore A
11. Sycamore B
12. Glenbard North
13. McHenry
14. Antioch
15. West Chicago
16. Oswego East A
17. Oswego East B
18. Wauconda A
19. Wauconda B
20. Wheaton North
21. Timothy Christian A
22. Timothy Christian B
23. Romeoville
24. St. Patrick

I could still use a few more staffers, so if you are interested please let me know soon!

EDIT: Field update 12/17
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:52 am

MLaudermith wrote:10. Sycamore A
11. Sycamore B
Whoa! I assume this is Sycamore High School, noted school-very-close-to-NIU. Can you send me their contact info so we can properly invite them to Huskie Bowl?
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by MLaudermith » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:13 pm

Well, this year's Turnabout turned out to be the most competitve I've hosted yet, and certainly the most surprising.
Some results:

1st - Wauconda A (Turnabout is the first tournament this team has ever attended)
2nd - Marian Central A
3rd - Glenbard North
4th - Wheaton North

I heard many compliments from coaches about the staffers. Compared to last year, today's Turnabout ran like a well-oiled machine and I can't thank my moderators enough: Jeff Geringer, Jonah Greenthal, Dan Donohue, Craig Messner, Mike Perovanovic, Nolan Winkler, Kevin Malis, Ben Carbery, Greg Dzuricsko, Greg Gauthier, David Vidal, Ulysses Capistran, & Marsha Einhorn (Lake Park). Also, special thanks to Donald Taylor who braves the elements and a 5-hour drive to work his magic with the stats. To everyone, your help was greatly appreciated.
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Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:49 pm

MLaudermith wrote:Well, this year's Turnabout turned out to be the most competitve I've hosted yet, and certainly the most surprising.
Some results:

1st - Wauconda A (Turnabout is the first tournament this team has ever attended)
Color me not as surprised. IIRC, it was 3 years ago that Wauconda MS jumped up and bit Barrington Station in the conference preliminary rounds of the Suburban Middle School Conference Tournament. That crop would now be juniors...
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