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NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:47 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
We are pleased to announce the revitalization of Northern Illinois University's Huskie Bowl, to be held on February 14, 2009. This tournament will use NAQT IS-83. Field size will determine the number of guaranteed games, although this number will be no less than 5 for all teams and no less than 9 for all playoff teams. We are currently capping the field at 16 teams, although this number may rise. Information regarding cost and discounts will be posted soon.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email either myself or Kristin at the email addresses below.

We are looking forward to another great season of Illinois quizbowl!

Brad Fischer (bradafischerNOSPAMHERE@gmail.com) and Kristin Strey (strey.k.aNOSPAMHEREEITHER@gmail.com)
Tournament Co-Directors, NIU Huskie Bowl 2009

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:50 pm
by TheDoctor
Official Announcement!

We are pleased to announce the revival of Northern Illinois University's Huskie Bowl Invitational Tournament, to be held on February 14, 2009! This tournament will use NAQT question set IS-83, and will serve as a qualifier for both NAQT Nationals and, tentatively, PACE Nationals. We will be using NAQT rules, but matches will be untimed. After you have registered, we will e-mail you a description of our modified NAQT game procedure, with links to the NAQT homepage and rule book.

Field size will determine the number of guaranteed games, but this number will be no less than five for all teams who attend and no less than nine for all playoff teams. Non-playoff teams are invited to stay for afternoon scrimmage rounds.

We are currently capping the field at 16 teams, but this number may rise if there is enough interest. Teams interested in registering more than one team should note that extra teams will be placed on a waiting list, to be accommodated after A teams and single team schools.

Send requests for registration forms to Strey.K.A@gmail.com. Please note your format preference; electronic and hard copies are available. Send completed registration forms to

Kristin Strey
Huskie Bowl Tournament Director
c/o NIU Honors Department
Campus Life Building Room 110
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

or include all required information in an e-mail to StreyKA@gmail.com before December 31, 2008. Registrations will be dealt with on a first come, first serve basis.

Lunch orders can be made from Pizza Hut, Subway, or any combination of the two. Fill out the lunch order section of the registration form or send an e-mail clearly indicating your team's food order. Food will be delivered to the tournament site and distributed during the lunch break. Beverages will be provided at no additional charge. Teams are encouraged to remain in the building during lunch to avoid afternoon delays.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Tournament Co-Directors Kristin Strey (StreyKA@gmail.com) and Brad Fischer (BradAFischer@gmail.com). Thank you for your interest in this tournament. We are excited to help you and your team experience a fun and fulfilling year.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:14 pm
by BGSO
reviving an old thread, however with the date change to 2/7 I think I will be talking with my coach about attending.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:58 pm
by AKKOLADE
Is the date officially changed to 2/7?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:59 pm
by BGSO
I think that's what I was told yesterday, though I'm sure Brad will confirm/deny shortly.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:14 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
We're 99% sure it's going to be moved - the bureaucracy gave us the date, and said that any memorials for the one year anniversary of the shooting wouldn't interfere with our location on campus, then we heard from someone that there were to be no other events on campus anywhere that day, and while we're still checking to see if he's actually right, we're also preparing to switch to the 7th. The latter option looks like the path of least resistance, especially since Rockford Boylan cancelled their 2/7 tournament.

I'll post in here again when we know 100%. Thanks!

Also, by the way, I don't know the current field but it looks pretty strong from what I remember from Kristin.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:57 pm
by BGSO
If your close to maximum field size could you put us on the list? If the chance of us getting in is possibly an issue I will talk with our coach immedeately.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:12 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
BGSO wrote:If your close to maximum field size could you put us on the list? If the chance of us getting in is possibly an issue I will talk with our coach immedeately.
Not near the field cap yet, although it might be worth talking to your coach now just because, hey, get it out of the way. :)

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:14 pm
by BGSO
I'm not sure whether to wait till after NT or not. Though my mom recently went through the whole finger printing thing for something else I do, and as a result she might be able to drive us.

If there is a worst case scenario would us attending with aliases be out of the question? Or should we just address that if it happens?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:35 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
BGSO wrote:I'm not sure whether to wait till after NT or not. Though my mom recently went through the whole finger printing thing for something else I do, and as a result she might be able to drive us.

If there is a worst case scenario would us attending with aliases be out of the question? Or should we just address that if it happens?
I'm guessing the alias thing wouldn't work, no. (However, if you want to play as aliases like Loyola did while also being a legal team, that's obviously OK :))

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:40 pm
by TheDoctor
The Huskie Bowl's date is officially changed to 7 February 2009. As of 14 December, we are nearing but not at the field cap. Please e-mail me at Strey.K.A@gmail.com if you're interested.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:36 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
FredMorlan wrote:Is the date officially changed to 2/7?
It is now, officially, 2/7. Could you (or any other mod) please change the thread title accordingly? Thanks!

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:25 pm
by AKKOLADE
tada

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:27 pm
by BGSO
Huskie bowl and the auburn/loyola HSAPQ tournament are being scheduled for the same day...uh-oh.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:31 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
BGSO wrote:Huskie bowl and the auburn/loyola HSAPQ tournament are being scheduled for the same day...uh-oh.
We've been talking to them, they're looking at switching theirs to the 14th. (There's no way Kristin and I would miss moderating HSAPQ quality questions.)

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:56 pm
by David Riley
Yes.....it is on the 14th, Ms. Greene and I are working out the details; hopefully the invite will go out before this Friday.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:42 pm
by BGSO
We are now campaigning to send two teams, I will keep you posted, I think that every tournament we go to, the more our coach figures out.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:49 pm
by TheDoctor
As of today, the field cap is raised to 18.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:18 pm
by TheDoctor
Here's the field so far. Note that most of these teams have confirmed attendance or expressed interest , but have not officially registered. Very much subject to change.

Buffalo Grove--please?
Byron
Kaneland
Lisle
Loyola (3 teams)
Maine South
Naperville Central
Rockford Auburn (3 teams)
Rockford Boylan
Rolling Meadows
Spring Valley Hall
Winnebago

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:40 pm
by BGSO
We want to send two teams, I'm debating whether to email my coach now, or wait till we get back to school.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:54 pm
by Deviant Insider
We'll probably be there.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:38 pm
by TheDoctor
Cap is raised to 24.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:11 pm
by BGSO
We're still trying really, really hard. We might have gotten a teacher to take us, but he is checking with his calendar and we should know tomorrow. Kristen, depending on when or if we find someone to take us, the check could not be ready for the 7th. Would it be ok if our check came after the tournament?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:15 pm
by BGSO
I'm gonna go and say we will be attending, we have managed to find someone, however whether we will be bringing one or two teams has yet to be decided.

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:40 pm
by TheDoctor
Just get me the check as soon as you can. We might have to do weird things with accounting, but it should work out.

Do you have the registration form, or do I need to send one to you?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:47 pm
by TheDoctor
Still tentative, but here's the updated list of attending schools:

Loyola (3 teams)
Buffalo Grove
Byron
Kaneland
Lisle
Maine South
Naperville Central
New Trier
Rockford Auburn (3 teams)
Rockford Boylan
Rolling Meadows
Spring Valley Hall
St. Viator
Wheaton Academy (2 teams)
Winnebago

Desperately seeking 3-4 more teams! Anyone interested?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:03 pm
by JackGlerum
I'm pretty sure we can field four teams.

edit: I lied

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:45 pm
by BGWallace13
Brad or Kristen, do you guys have a field update?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:42 pm
by TheDoctor
Indeed we do. There are still a few kinks to iron out, and I'll be able to confirm this on Saturday (probably), but this is what the field looks like now:

Buffalo Grove
Byron
Kaneland
Lisle
Loyola A
Loyola B
Loyola C
Maine South
Naperville Central
New Trier
Rockford Auburn A
Rockford Auburn B
Rockford Auburn C
Rockford Boylan
Rolling Meadows
Spring Valley Hall
St. Viator
Wheaton Academy A
Wheaton Academy B
Winnebago

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:24 pm
by Dresden_The_BIG_JERK
That's a heck of a field. I can't wait to see how that shakes out.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:48 am
by TheDoctor
We're certainly hoping it will turn out well, and we're hoping that this will make it even more interesting:

Because of the tournament's date change, there will not be an available NAQT packet for the Huskie Bowl. Instead, we will be using HSAPQ. Oh, darn.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:46 pm
by JackGlerum
TheDoctor wrote:Because of the tournament's date change, there will not be an available NAQT packet for the Huskie Bowl. Instead, we will be using HSAPQ. Oh, darn.
This just made my day.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:41 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
JackGlerum wrote:
TheDoctor wrote:Because of the tournament's date change, there will not be an available NAQT packet for the Huskie Bowl. Instead, we will be using HSAPQ. Oh, darn.
This just made my day.
Ditto. Not only for the computational math aspect, but also because now Bettendorf's NAQT tourney in March can pull Illinois teams again! (When Winnebago switched to an IS set, we accidentally pulled Bettendorf's planned set, forcing them to change. I no longer have to feel like crap about it!)

Also, it's ACF set #3, for those keeping score at home.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/7/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:28 pm
by TheDoctor
Sterling will be attending instead of Spring Valley Hall. Other than that, it looks like the roster above is final.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:03 pm
by Dresden_The_BIG_JERK
Do we have an exact spot for this yet?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:08 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
The tournament will be held in Dusable Hall. Sometime tonight, there will be a post with parking info and the like.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:07 pm
by TheDoctor
Actually, all that information has already gone out via e-mail. If you need the information and didn't already receive it, e-mail me at Strey.K.A@gmail.com.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:02 pm
by Siverus Snape
Am I right in assuming that powers will no longer be in play, given the question vendor change? What about negs?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:58 am
by TheDoctor
Au contraire. We will be using both negs and powers, if I have to manually insert power marks into every question!!

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:06 am
by Terrible Shorts Depot
TheDoctor wrote:Au contraire. We will be using both negs and powers, if I have to manually insert power marks into every question!!
Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it be a good idea to check with HSAPQ before you up and insert power marks? I feel like they'd at least want to know what you were doing.

EDIT: I'm not affiliated with HSAPQ at all, if that matters.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:22 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
la2pgh wrote:
TheDoctor wrote:Au contraire. We will be using both negs and powers, if I have to manually insert power marks into every question!!
Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it be a good idea to check with HSAPQ before you up and insert power marks? I feel like they'd at least want to know what you were doing.

EDIT: I'm not affiliated with HSAPQ at all, if that matters.
We've checked with HSAPQ, and I believe they're putting power marks into the questions. I was not in on the conversation with HSAPQ, so I don't know how that ended.

Kristin needs sleep...a lot of sleep :)

ETA: Actually, I do have the email conversation - HSAPQ is including powers.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:18 pm
by JackGlerum
styxman wrote:HSAPQ is including powers.
This tournament just keeps getting better and better.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:50 pm
by TheDoctor
styxman wrote:Kristin needs sleep...a lot of sleep :)
Stop taunting me with the promise of sleep! There's no chance I'll get any until Sunday morning.

And, yes, HSAPQ was very obliging, and inserted powers for us. Hooray! :party: Though I do feel a little sad that we're missing out on :bees: ...

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:02 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
The championship pool consists of Auburn A, Loyola A, New Trier, Buffalo Grove, Maine South, and St. Viator (not necessarily in that order of seeding.) Top two scorers in the morning were Ben Cohen (~130 ppg) and Siva Sundaram (~120 ppg), although that's the not the full list of all-tournament.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:54 pm
by TheDoctor
Here are the final standings:

1. New Trier
2. Rockford Auburn A
3. Maine South
4. Buffalo Grove
5. Loyola A
6. St. Viator

Consolation Champion. Rockford Auburn B
Consolation Runner-Up. Naperville Central
9. Loyola B
10. Byron
11. Lisle
12. Rockford Auburn C

The All-Tournament Team is:

1. Ben Cohen from New Trier
2. Siva Sundarum from Rockford Auburn A
3. Andrew Deveau from Maine South
4. Jack Glerum from Loyola A
5. Greg Dzuriesko from Lisle
6. Krystle Leung from Naperville Central
7. Prathyum Amesh from Rolling Meadows A
8. Jonathan Schweiss from Sterling
9. Sean Koller from St. Viator
10. David Garb from Buffalo Grove

Full stats will be posted when we figure out what went wrong with my computer...

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:54 pm
by JackGlerum
Awesome tournament--HSAPQ continues to impress me. Thank you Kristin and please host again.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:43 am
by Dan-Don
Agreed. Fantastic questions, fantastic format, fantastic tournament.

Kristin, were you the one that told us that a top-6 finish qualified us for the Nat'l Championship? If so, is that really true?

Thanks.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:50 am
by Charley Pride
DD60004 wrote:Agreed. Fantastic format, fantastic questions, fantastic tournament. Thanks.

Kristin, are you the one who told us that a top-6 finish earned us a spot in the Nat'l Championships? If so, is that true?
If you guys qualify for nats, it's pretty awesome. And if you guys actually go, it'd be insane, considering how much nationals cost/how you guys pay for yourselves.

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:03 am
by Dan-Don
Yeah...I really wanna go. But I'm not so sure this finish qualifies us, as I was told. How much do nationals cost?

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl - 2/14/09 - Dekalb, IL

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:19 am
by Charley Pride
DD60004 wrote:Yeah...I really wanna go. But I'm not so sure this finish qualifies us, as I was told. How much do nationals cost?
Maybe I'm dumb, but it's in the hundreds. From my understanding, this wouldn't have been an NAQT qualifier, but it very well could have been a PACE qualifier. PACE is the one you want more, but it's out east (I believe George Mason), so you also factor in hotel and airfare. If you guys qualify, Draft up a real nice proposal to your AD.