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by rjaguar3
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

I can look up the scores from the scoresheets.
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

The results were the following (for Varsity): 1. Johnson Co. 2. Manual A 3/4. Manual B, Dunbar As I said, the final did indeed come down to the tiebreaker. I am really sorry about the incorrect answer line that, in retrospect, cost one team the game. Unfortunately, this error was not brought to my a...
by rjaguar3
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

The mirror fees will be $10 per team for those not involved in writing the tournament (Vanderbilt and VCU).

EDIT: I will talk to Ryan about his conversation with you, as I am not privy to all the details of it.
by rjaguar3
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

Field update! VARSITY Apollo 1 Daviess Co. 1 Dunbar 1 (Fri) Dupont Manual 2 Ezell-Harding 1 Farragut 2 (Fri) Franklin Road Academy 1 (No Fri) Franklin-Simpson 1 Johnson Central 1 Lincoln Co. 1 Madisonville North Hopkins 2 McGavock 1 Paintsville 1 Piarist 2 University School of Nashville 1 Woodford C...
by rjaguar3
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3581

Re: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010

As the main developer of JAGUARS ( http://jaguars.sourceforge.net/ ), I have been considering how to export data for a completed game to a file. I was seeking feedback from statkeepers on what type of file format would be the easiest to work with. I've been thinking about using some sort of XML, but...
by rjaguar3
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

dtaylor4 wrote:what is the latest on this
We're collaborating with VCU. The questions should be ready by our tournament October 30.
by rjaguar3
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

Registration is now open; please see the first post. To clarify the source of the questions, we and VCU will together be writing packets. The distribution should resemble the following, but this is subject to change: 4/4 Literature: 1/1 each of American, British, European, and World 4/4 History: 1/1...
by rjaguar3
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Matt Weiner wrote:I mailed you about this on Friday and haven't heard back.
I got your message. We just gave our "how to write questions" presentation on Monday and we should have some questions from us within the next few days and from the rest of the team next week.
by rjaguar3
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:How many questions would need to be contributed to get the mirror?
We are planning to have 10-14 packets, depending on format. I'm not sure yet, but I'm thinking that we can write half of the required packets, so that would leave 5-7 outside packets to be contributed.
by rjaguar3
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:What difficulty level are you expecting?
We are expecting normal difficulty. As an example, we used HSAPQ ACF-format sets for ABC XXXVI, XXXVII, and XXXVIII, and I think that is the appropriate difficulty. I promised the questions would be similar to those used in the past years.
by rjaguar3
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Hello all,

This fall, Vanderbilt is planning to house-write some or all of ABC XL. I am looking for either (1) a high school or college to join writing with in making a combined set or (2) a high school set to mirror in exchange for the contribution of questions.
by rjaguar3
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 3003

Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

Hello all, This fall Vanderbilt will be hosting the fortieth iteration of the Academic Bowl Competition. We have not decided on the questions, but we are planning to house-write and/or mirror another house-written tournament. Questions are expected to be similar in difficulty and distribution to the...
by rjaguar3
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Distribution Form
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Packet Distribution Form

My method (used for WN frosh/soph 2010) uses a computer. For reference, I was working with a modified version of the 2009-10 IHSA distribution. 1. Calculate how many questions you'll need for each subcategory. 2. Write the questions. 3. Create a spreadsheet with every question listed (I keep a brief...
by rjaguar3
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 95626

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

This is the district Academic Games championship in UT, as this all leads up to a national tournament. They have actual time clocks like a real sports event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Quz3BUvoc This appears to be from National Academic League, a.k.a. "quiz bowl-esque activity for sports fans...
by rjaguar3
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea for a 192-team "power-matched" pool play NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Idea for a 192-team "power-matched" pool play NAQT

I'd say in a five-way tie for second at 2-3 you'd take the best and second best PP20TUH and advance them and the other three teams are left out based on the idea that teams with only two wins shouldn't have any expectation of advancing. Kind of sucky but at if you can't win the majority of games in...
by rjaguar3
Fri May 21, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 8015

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

Dominator wrote:
rjaguar3 wrote:Since I do not believe there will be any more uses of this packet, I just submitted it to quizbowlpackets.com.
Thanks!

Was this mirrored?
There was supposedly a mirror at Cary-Grove, but neither Jonah nor I could get any confirmation it ever happened.
by rjaguar3
Thu May 20, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 8015

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

For any Wheaton North lurkers out there, do we know if the same group will be writing the Wheaton North FS next year? I'm not so sure that set (the house-written 2010 WN F/S) even exists. EDIT: Jonah tells me it does. I really wanna see it though! Since I do not believe there will be any more uses ...
by rjaguar3
Tue May 04, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Mirror - 5/8 - Champaign, IL
Replies: 45
Views: 6929

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Mirror - 5/8 - Champaign, IL

So if I'm reading this correctly, a team one game ahead of second place gets an advantaged final only if there isn't a tie for second place? This doesn't seem right to me. EDIT: Also, at the bottom, there is a procedure for a five-way tie, but a tie among six or more teams only allows the top four t...
by rjaguar3
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXIX 3/20/10 at Nashville, TN
Replies: 23
Views: 3409

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXIX 3/20/10 at Nashville, TN

The Granny wrote:Sandy's post makes it sound like that only one game for the tourney had powers & negs.
That is correct: the first game of the advantaged finals had powers and negs at the request of both participating team.
by rjaguar3
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 4619

Re: IHSA Sectionals results and discussion

IMSA went 3-0 to advance to State.
by rjaguar3
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Letter to Questions Galore
Replies: 22
Views: 4583

Re: Letter to Questions Galore

I agree that the tone of the QG letter was much more "I'm trying to impress my friends on a quizbowl forum by telling QG what's what" than "I'm making a genuine attempt to make a positive change". I'd be surprised if they got past the first instance of CLOOS. For anyone who's interested, the questi...
by rjaguar3
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anti-computation article
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Anti-computation article

Interesting that you make a point that you are all math majors and proceed to make an example of the most unmathematical statement possible: I have never seen X, so X does not exist. In your case, X= computational math question. Having computational math questions in a good quizbowl tournament not ...
by rjaguar3
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 9611

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Yeah, I read for regionals at WWS yesterday, and I'll also be doing sectionals.

How could we get this far in the thread without mentioning the best answer line of the night (and a great screenname), about none other than the leading pioneer in Family and Consumer Science, Ellen Swallow Richards?
by rjaguar3
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Mr. McGraw told me to just use the questions as prepared regardless of what the T&Cs say.
by rjaguar3
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I think the problem with that clause is that someone put "no less" when the Advisory Committee meant "no more."
by rjaguar3
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

How about this one?
T&C VIII.P.8 wrote: There will be no less than five
computational math, not more that 1 computational
science, at least 4 computational total.
All computational toss-up questions will be
from either the math or science categories.
EDIT: I just e-mailed Mr. McGraw about this.
by rjaguar3
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT qualification policy for single-elim playoffs
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: HSNCT qualification policy for single-elim playoffs

Wheaton North kickoff had 60 teams for 9 qualifiers and had a single-elimination tournament. However, they have always used single-elimination.
by rjaguar3
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)
Replies: 89
Views: 12865

Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

I would love to, but there are the problems that (1) it is 40-50 minutes away (2) Wheaton North isn't going there, and (3) I don't have a car that time of day. Further, Sectionals at South has none of those problems.

Let me know by e-mail if there's any way you can see to make this happen.
by rjaguar3
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Three team matches
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Three team matches

Down here in Florida the state & national tourneys (National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE), nee Panasonic Academic Competition (PAC), aka Commisioner's Academic Challenge (CAC), aka Disney-style, aka Reedy Creek Improvement District, aka ad nauseum...), as some have noted, play six teams...
by rjaguar3
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Stevenson beat IMSA. I still do not have statistics (Brian was supposed to e-mail them to me two weeks ago and I don't have his e-mail address.) UPDATE: I just got the stats today and I have sent them to Jonah to upload to the IHSSBCA website. The short version: 1. Stevenson 2. IMSA 3. Lake Zurich 4...
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

Yeah, Jeff, Mr. Sacks's questions are notorious for incredibly picky answer lines. Some samples from last year's H-F tournament: ANSWER: Deviance [DO NOT ACCEPT: Deviant] ANSWER: Ayn Rand [DO NOT ACCEPT: Ann rand, ACCEPT: reasonable phoenic [sic] pronounciation [sic] of "Ayn"…correctly pronounce INE...
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

What SHOULD we expect the match distro to be? If we are going to go IHSA format, then I would suggest something similar to the distro I'm doing next week for WN frosh/soph: 3/3 math, 3/3 lit, 3/3 sci, 3/3 SS, 2/2 FA, 1/1 misc, with additional 2/2 (sixteenth qs and replacement) from the five major c...
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

What SHOULD we expect the match distro to be? If we are going to go IHSA format, then I would suggest something similar to the distro I'm doing next week for WN frosh/soph: 3/3 math, 3/3 lit, 3/3 sci, 3/3 SS, 2/2 FA, 1/1 misc, with additional 2/2 (sixteenth qs and replacement) from the five major c...
by rjaguar3
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

Well, as much of the IHSA format that can be modified to fit 16/16, most likely it will involve 4/4 comp math, 2/2 trash, 3/3 history, 3/3 lit, 1/1 FA, 3/3 Science. Or something to that effect. What about the distribution for questions on domestic violence and musicians whose names are the same as ...
by rjaguar3
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT decide how to powermatch our F/S tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 687

ITT decide how to powermatch our F/S tournament

Ms. Kidd e-mailed me and said she wanted to do some sort of power matching for 24, 32, 40, and 48 teams (depending on the number of registrations). There will be 9 packets. Any ideas?
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

That being said, the tournament at Homewood-Flossmoor that I remember was, I believe, 6 or 7 rounds total (we lost in the championship game) of 16 TU/bon each. When I read for H-F last year, they went all-out Illinois format (30/30 with bonuses having variable numbers of parts). From looking at the...
by rjaguar3
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

"We coaches have decided to move away from keeping statistics, because it encourages people to always play their best players to pad the stats." I don't know of any way teams can register multiple teams for tournaments so that everyone can play. Clearly, there's no way that coaches can register mor...
by rjaguar3
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

mlaird wrote:Well, unfortunately, I'm certain that Mrs. Kidd does not know all of these things, and won't seed according to which players won't be there. I'm also pretty certain WN will be seeded uncharacteristicly high.
I can send her the topic if you're interested.
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Wheaton North probably still has vestiges of the "Old Guard". I would expect that they do old school stats (no-SQBS, individuals based on total tossups, people crowded around continuous slideshows, etc.) and single elimination playoffs. No thats pretty much verbatim what will happen Actually, I thi...
by rjaguar3
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Last word (directly from Ms. Kidd herself) is that there will be sixty teams at Wheaton North. EDIT: There are several problems I see with trying to use SQBS: Readers/coach-readers aren't used to actually having to keep score. At least when I was last playing in 2008, most tournaments' scoresheets s...
by rjaguar3
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 57338

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Wheaton North probably still has vestiges of the "Old Guard". I would expect that they do old school stats (no-SQBS, individuals based on total tossups, people crowded around continuous slideshows, etc.) and single elimination playoffs. I will be reading on Saturday. If you want me to contact Ms. K...
by rjaguar3
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

FredMorlan wrote:So is there an ETA on whatever stats being posted?
I just sent Daichi the stats. He wants to go back and add in toss-ups, but I'm going to let him take care of that.
by rjaguar3
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Journey to the Planets wrote:Were stats kept? I think a lot of people would like to do a regional comparison on this set.
We have round stats but no toss-ups entered. Daichi might do toss-up stats, but we don't have individual stats.
by rjaguar3
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 98993

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

For what it's worth, here are the total number of correct answers per category (out of a possible total of 448). Purely computational categories are in bold. Interdisciplinary 424 Geography/Earth Sci/Astro 317 Pyramidal Math 305 Chemistry 299 Biology 275 US History 270 Physics 269 World History 263 ...
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 7356

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

I think Mike is right. I don't trust this thing to judge the correctness of answers on a consistent basis. If you wanted to have something resembling a real match, you probably would need a screen facing each team. After one team buzzes in and answers, the answer would show on their screen, and the...
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Thanks Matt. We were pleased with our performance. I was also pleased with the questions, which, for the most part, were appropriate for high school quizbowl, and well-edited. There were a few tossups and bonuses that went beyond the normal high school "canon", or included repeat information, or we...
by rjaguar3
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Here are the results:

1. Dorman A
2. Dorman B

Semifinalists: Brookwood A, Chattahoochee

Congratulations to Dorman for the win, and thanks to everyone who attended. We look foward to seeing you next spring!
by rjaguar3
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

Matthew D wrote:DAR will be playing only on Saturday and bring at least 1 buzzer system and maybe a second
OK, thanks.
by rjaguar3
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9379

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVIII--11/7/2009

The field is now updated as of about 10:15am.

Again, if you have any clarifications on Friday/Saturday play or the number of buzzer systems and readers you are bringing, PLEASE LET US KNOW.