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by MLaudermith
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

I was a moderator for 3A, including the championship. I thought the question difficulty was spot-on to differentiate the top teams in 3A, but some tossups were clearly too tough for the field median. I don't want to single out any teams here but there were definitely some in 3A with surprisingly wid...
by MLaudermith
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: Set Discussion

Not a criticism, just an observation... In Round 7 (iirc), there was a teamwork question on the languages of India. Part 1 was worded something like, "This is the first language for only 0.1% of Indians, but a majority of Indians learn it as a second language in school." In both playoff rooms at the...
by MLaudermith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Huskie Bowl @ NIU (February 9, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Huskie Bowl @ NIU (February 9, 2019)

As someone who was asked to staff Huskie Bowl, I was told by Jeremy quite a while ago that Huskie Bowl would be canceled. Were coaches not informed?

I know that the Loyola Ultima, originally scheduled for tomorrow (1/19), has been postponed to Feb 9th.
by MLaudermith
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12871

Re: IHSA 2017

2017 IHSA Scholastic Bowl State Finals results: Class 1A: 1. Timothy Christian (Elmhurst) 2. Williamsville 3. Southwestern (Piasa) 4. Robinson Class 2A: 1. IMSA 2. University Lab (Urbana) 3. Auburn (Rockford) 4. Dunlap Congratulations to Timothy Christian and IMSA! I am anxious to hear feedback on t...
by MLaudermith
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12871

Re: IHSA 2017

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all teams competing in the IHSA Scholastic Bowl State Finals tomorrow good luck! As a coach and officer in the IHSSBCA, I would also like to extend my thanks to the players who wrote and organized the student petition to the IHSA. In the relatively recent past...
by MLaudermith
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12871

Re: IHSA 2017

hcube wrote:When can we discuss Regionals Sets?
Every Regional has submitted results, so I'd say you are safe to discuss the questions.
by MLaudermith
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12871

Re: IHSA 2017

Here's the seeding for the Class AA Hinsdale Central Sectional: 1. Hinsdale Central 2. Oak Park - River Forest 3. (Chicago) Latin 4. Evanston Township 5. (Oak Park) Fenwick 6. (Chicago) St. Ignatius College Prep 7. (Lombard) Glenbard East 8. (La Grange) Lyons Township Latin got bumped up to Class AA...
by MLaudermith
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Turnabout at Fenton (1/7/2017)

I agree the tournament ran very well yesterday. Congratulations to Fenwick A! I thank all teams for attending and supporting the IHSSBCA. Stats have also been posted on the NAQT website. Many thanks to the great staffers who came out to moderate and keep score: Brad Savage, Jeremy Nelson, Ali Nagib,...
by MLaudermith
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 29515

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

About the format: I have been invited to the Masons' April recap meeting for the past three years (it helps that it's maybe ten minutes from me). I can be reasonably confident in saying that the format is not changing. Yes, I understand it can lead to upsets, but when I've seen teams average 20ppb ...
by MLaudermith
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 63026

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Nine schools were represented at the OPRF sectional.

1. Fenton
2. Hinsdale Central
3. Latin
4. Oak Park-River Forest
5. Fenwick
6. Lyons Township
7. St. Ignatius
8. Maine South
by MLaudermith
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

Congratulations to Barrington A for winning the the 2nd Annual IHSSBCA Novice Tournament held at Fenton High School! Hinsdale Central B finished in 2nd place, followed by Barrington B in 3rd, and IMSA A in 4th. Congrats as well to Cormac from York A, scoring a very impressive 119 PPG in the prelimin...
by MLaudermith
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

schen wrote:What time is the tournament expected to end and how many games can each team expect to play?
Each team is guaranteed 8 games. We should finish Round 8 around 3:00 pm. The championship and 3rd place games will take another half hour or so.
by MLaudermith
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

The tournament is this week, so I'll bump it up with a question: Should teams bring their own lunches or will enough time be provided to drive somewhere? Or are there places within walking distance? Teams will have at least 45 minutes for lunch and there are ample fast-food options within a mile of...
by MLaudermith
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

The tournament is 5-on-5. At some point I think the full rules will be posted on the IHSSBCA website.
by MLaudermith
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)
Replies: 35
Views: 15101

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)

Can someone from the ABT please confirm that Earlybird is still happening on the 5th? If so, where and when does it start? It's at the point where schools have to make transportation arrangements and we haven't heard a peep from the people running the tournament. If you don't respond within the next...
by MLaudermith
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

Here is the tournament field thus far: 1. Fenton A 2. Fenton B 3. Latin A 4. Latin B 5. Palatine A 6. Palatine B 7. Riverside-Brookfield 8. Lisle 9. Homewood-Flossmoor A 10. Homewood-Flossmoor B 11. Loyola A 12. Loyola B 13. Lincoln-Way North 14. Maine South A 15. Maine South B 16. York A 17. York B...
by MLaudermith
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS (10/19/13)

On Saturday, October 19th, 2013, Fenton High School in Bensenville, IL will again be one of the hosts for the IHSSBCA Novice Tournament, mirroring the SCOP 4 novice set. A registration form for the tournament can be found here: http://www.ihssbca.org/pdf/noviceentry13.pdf This tournament is open to ...
by MLaudermith
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12368

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Just wanted to avoid confusion.

The Chicago area mirror this Saturday (July 13th) is being held at Fenton High School in Bensenville, not at UIC.
by MLaudermith
Sat May 25, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39356

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

If you still need staffers, I'm free and have my laptop.
by MLaudermith
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Turnabouts

Many thanks to all the teams and staffers who came out to Fenton for the Turnabout Tournament yesterday. It was truly an outstanding event with great competition. Setting a new record for a Fenton tournament, we started well before 9:00 am and finished everything, including finals, before 3:00. Cong...
by MLaudermith
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Turnabouts

I have updated the list of teams above. If I hear from more interested teams this week, I will consider expanding the field, but it's unlikely.

I still need another 4 staffers, so if you can help me out on the 12th, I would really appreciate it.
by MLaudermith
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2905

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Please put Fenton down for 1 team in the Competitive Division. We will bring 1 buzzer and I can staff.
by MLaudermith
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Turnabouts

Field update for the Fenton Turnabout: 1. Fenton A 2. Fenton B 3. Oswego East A 4. Oswego East B 5. Naperville Central 6. Naperville North 7. Maine South A 8. Maine South B 9. Fenwick A 10. Fenwick B 11. West Chicago 12. Marian Central Catholic 13. Homewood-Flossmoor B 14. Carmel Catholic A 15. Carm...
by MLaudermith
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMI3 at Bloomington HS on January 26, 13 (Bloomington, IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 3966

Re: BMI3 at Bloomington HS on January 26, 13 (Bloomington, IL)

Please put Fenton down for 1 team. We can bring 1 buzzer system and I can staff if needed.
by MLaudermith
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabouts
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Turnabouts

On Saturday, January 12th, 2013, the IHSSBCA is again sponsoring the Turnabout Tournament at 5 sites around the state: Carterville, Fenton (Bensenville), Greenville, Centennial (Champaign), and Geneseo. Invitations to non-blacklisted teams were mailed last week. Please send registration forms to the...
by MLaudermith
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future
Replies: 38
Views: 6377

Re: The Future

They need to be convinced that this is something worth arguing over, but to do this, we must first compromise. I'm still confused on what you mean by "compromise". Do you mean that more competitive teams should continue attending (or return to) tournaments run on poorly-written or non-pyramidal que...
by MLaudermith
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

First, many thanks to the staffers and coaches whose efforts made this a successful tournament. Second, thanks to the SCOP Novice team who produced another outstanding set this year. I was extremely impressed with the level of competition from all our novice players today. I'm already looking forwar...
by MLaudermith
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

I updated the field above. Metea Valley is on my waiting list, but I won't be expanding the field again.
by MLaudermith
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

If any teams are interested in coming and haven't informed me yet, please do so soon. I need 2 more teams to register before I can expand the field to 24.

Also, I could still use staffers. Please contact me ASAP.
by MLaudermith
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

The field at Fenton is up to 15 teams, but Brad is right. I plan to send out some emails later this week.
by MLaudermith
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Call for Writers for CMST4
Replies: 28
Views: 8569

Re: Call for Writers for CMST4

I'd like to write 10/10 science, preferably life science.
by MLaudermith
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

Here is the tournament field thus far... 1. Fenton 2. Homewood-Flossmoor 3. Rolling Meadows 4. Naperville Central 5. Whitney Young 6. St. Ignatius A 7. St. Ignatius B 8. York A 9. York B 10. Fenwick A 11. Fenwick B 12. UIC College Prep A 13. UIC College Prep B 14. Barrington A 15. Barrington B 16. E...
by MLaudermith
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New and Noteworthy
Replies: 21
Views: 6675

Re: New and Noteworthy

I'm definitely in, and I'm sure I can get some of my former players involved as well.
by MLaudermith
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

IHSSBCA Novice Tournament @ Fenton HS, 10/20/12

On Saturday, October 20th, 2012, Fenton High School in Bensenville, IL will be one of the hosts for the inaugural IHSSBCA Novice Tournament. A registration form for the tournament can be found here: 2012_novice_registration_form.pdf This tournament is open to all IHSSBCA member teams with the follow...
by MLaudermith
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

I want to thank all of the teams that came to Fenton yesterday. It has been a real pleasure to host this tournament for the past four years. Special thanks to Coach Stankevitz for providing a C team to round out the field. Congratulations to Rockford Auburn for winning what I belive is their fourth ...
by MLaudermith
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

dtaylor4 wrote:Which Notre Dame, Niles?
Yes, it was. They've since dropped out and so has Lisle.

I'd love to get the tournament back up to 24 teams. If any school(s) wants to claim the last two spots, I'm happy to give you free entry. Please let me know by Wednesday, otherwise we'll just run it with 22 teams.
by MLaudermith
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

Here is the current field for the tournament: 1. Fenton 2. Wauconda 3. Carbondale 4. Wheaton-Warrenville South A 5. Wheaton North A 6. Wheaton North B 7. IMSA A 8. IMSA B 9. Auburn A 10. Auburn B 11. New Trier 12. St. Ignatius A 13. St. Ignatius B 14. Loyola A 15. Loyola B 16. Maine South A 17. Main...
by MLaudermith
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 19047

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Put Fenton down for 1 team in the Standard division. I can still staff and we'll bring a buzzer. Thanks, Brad.
by MLaudermith
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship

Seriously, bring the NAQT tournament back down here. Springfield or Bloomington are more than capable of hosting, and the drive is fairly simple (55/155/72 for the former, 55/74/39/Hwy 51 for the latter). The teams that want to come will come. I'm all for seeing greater participation in NAQT State....
by MLaudermith
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

I just updated the field, so I thought I'd give the thread a bump. There are still many Illinois teams I'd like to see come, so I'll probably send out another round of emails over the weekend. Right now I already have more teams interested than I have staffers for the tournament, so if you are free ...
by MLaudermith
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

I'd like to thank all the teams who came to Fenton for Turnabout today, and especially thank the staffers who definitely made this the smoothest running tournament in Fenton quizbowl history. I'll post again when full stats are up, but here are the top four teams: 1. Barrington A 2. Fenton A 3. Mari...
by MLaudermith
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at NIU 28 Jan 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9534

Re: Huskie Bowl at NIU 28 Jan 2012

Please put down Fenton for 1 team. We will bring a buzzer and I can staff.
by MLaudermith
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

cornfused wrote:I can't see why I wouldn't do this. So count me in.
Colby Burnett wrote:I'll staff this.
Gentlemen, you are the best. Thanks. :grin:
by MLaudermith
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

Thanks, Mike. If anyone else is thinking of staffing Turnabout, please let me know. :smile:
by MLaudermith
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

On February 25, 2012, Fenton High School in Bensenville will again have the pleasure of hosting the Illinois NAQT State Championship Tournament, which qualifies teams to compete in the HSNCT held in Atlanta in May. Full tounament info and registration form are attached below, but here are the salien...
by MLaudermith
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

On January 7, Fenton HS in Bensenville will again host an IHSSBCA Turnabout. I wanted to start a thread to post the growing field and to request that anyone interested in staffing please contact me at Laudermith@fenton100.org. I need moderators and anyone who wants to take on the job of doing stats ...
by MLaudermith
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 25899

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

I wrote most of the science and, I think, all the biology. I don't have the precise conversion stats in front of me, but I recall that at New Trier the physics, chemistry, and other science all had about 67% conversion while the biology was around 40%. I'm still trying to figure that one out and I'd...
by MLaudermith
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 20940

Re: CMST 3?

I'd be happy to write 10/10, preferably in science.
by MLaudermith
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 42372

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

Fenton will send a team.
by MLaudermith
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 12430

Re: 2011 Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

Put Fenton down for 1 team. We can bring 1 buzzer and I can staff. Thanks, Dan.