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by Deviant Insider
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Results are up except for the two Sectionals that were postponed.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

There were some weather-related cancellations in southern Illinois, so be especially careful about question content. Those Sectionals probably will take place next Saturday. Also, it looks like the Masons are going to sponsor a tournament in Iowa using the same questions and format that will take pl...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Private Forum Creation

Thank you!
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

The website is here. They are usually good at getting results quickly. Good luck to all teams, and I hope it is an enjoyable experience. Thanks to: Jonah Greenthal for doing a ton of editing on all questions Sanjeev Uppaluri for writing Geography and some World Lit (32 questions) Adam Sperber for w...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Private Forum Creation

Can somebody let me know how to get a private forum set up? I followed the directions in this thread, but nothing happened. I sent a message on Saturday, and it's now Friday.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Maintaining Boundaries

I have less experience with that type of thing, and I think it is a bit more ambiguous. There probably are several people on this board in a better position to discuss this than I am. Socially, the leap from being a high school senior to a college freshman is usually much more significant than the l...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Maintaining Boundaries

I was encouraged to make this post by a community member who heard a talk by David Wolowitz, a lawyer who often works with schools that are setting policies regarding keeping student/teacher interactions appropriate or that are dealing with cases where lines were crossed or where there is disagreeme...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Outreach Advice Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Outreach Advice Wanted

Let me know if I can help.

A list of Illinois tournaments is here. Homewood-Flossmoor, Champaign, and Mattoon are easy to get to from northwest, west, and west Indiana, respectively.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Feedback about Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: Feedback about Feedback

Like Conor, I wish I received more feedback on my questions. It might be good to talk about things writers can do to get more feedback. First of all, there are some good reasons why just opening up a private forum does not usually get that many responses: 1) Quizbowl people generally are busy, and t...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 7
Views: 3230

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

The distribution of the set last year was: Lit 4.5/4.5 History 4.5/3.5 Science not including Math 5/5 Math 1/3 (non-computational tossups, mixed computational bonuses) Fine Arts 2/2 Religion and Mythology 1/1 Social Studies 1/1 (geography, US government, psych, econ, current events) Miscellaneous 1...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 32
Views: 12055

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

If I am reading everything right, a team that played Penn Bowl and did not answer a single question would be ranked #170 in the country.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

STATS Thanks to Jonah for putting the stats together after the tournament. Also, thanks to Kyle Asta, Colby Burnett, Iain Carpenter, Alex Damisch, Ryan Fedewa, Jan Grana, Eric Guse, Clare Hannon, Frank Hannon, Coleman Horvath, Adena Horwitz, Nina Kaushikkar, Mike Laudermith, Kenneth Martin, Jack Ma...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6441

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I know that we on the board like to argue about a lot of things, but the inaccessibility of Champaign should be something we can all agree on.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: South Central Solo II @ Southwestern H.S. (Piasa) 12/15/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: South Central Solo II @ Southwestern H.S. (Piasa) 12/15/2018

If anybody has feedback on the questions, contact me or join the Usergroup 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion using the control panel. The set is not cleared, so don't discuss questions on the internet, including social media.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Uber:
1. U of I Lab
2. Chattahoochee
3. Rockford Auburn
4. DCC

Standard:
1. OPRF
2. Fremd A
3. Evanston A
4. Latin B
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Uber All Tournament: Tomas Aguilar-Fraga (St. Joseph), Ethan Strombeck (Auburn), Ethan Ashbrook (U of I Lab), David DeBacker (DCC), Olivia Lamberti (Stevenson), Harrison Zhu (Chattahoochee), Mihir Paramush (Chattahoochee), Govind Prabhakar (Stevenson), Aristotle Vainikos (Sandburg), Abraham Holterma...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

We ended up with fields of 10 and 46. The twelve teams still in the running for the Standard Championship are Belvidere, Chicago Christian, Evanston A, Fremd A, Fremd B, Glenbard North A, Latin B, Loyola A, Oak Park/River Forest, Palatine A, Springfield A, and Stevenson B. One of the Uber morning po...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Standard has a spot. I might stop giving this the hourly update it doesn't deserve. If you want a spot, contact me.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

The Standard Division actually might have an opening.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

The Standard Division is now full. I still have one Über-Competitive spot.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

We now have 11 teams in Über-Competitive and 47 teams in Standard. I am capping the fields at 12 and 48.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

If anything above is incorrect, or if you want to add your team to the list, let me know this week.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 94
Views: 40881

Re: community question clinic

With the prisoner tossup, I think it would be better to go with fewer books so that you can focus on those books. As it is now, the question is more a test of whether somebody has read a three paragraph summary of the books rather than the actual books, with the exception of Ivan Denisovich. Start w...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 5422

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

There is now a thread titled 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion for people who want to discuss the Solo set.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

There is now a private forum called 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion if you want to discuss questions.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 7
Views: 3230

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

That seems fine. As of now, people should not plan to use Solo in Illinois, Iowa, or Massachusetts unless they have already spoken to me. Similarly, people should not plan to use Masonics in Illinois, Iowa, or Missouri unless they have already spoken to me. If I work out something with Todd, then th...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

A huge thanks to the staff yesterday: Nevagay Abel, Kyle Asta, David Brewczynski, Jeff Brigham, Colby Burnett, Ulysses Capistran, Iain Carpenter, Ernesto Cruz, Claudia Danowski, Ben Dillon, Owen Doak, Jason Dutmers, Ryan Fedewa, Andrew Feng, Frank Hannon, D. Matthew Jordan, Mike Kolton, Joe Kulesza,...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

This tournament is now full. If you want to add a name to the waitlist, let me know.

If the rosters at the link above are wrong in any way, please let me know immediately.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 6802

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

From the IHSA: If you attend school for ten (10) or more days during any one semester, it will count as one of the eight (8) semesters of high school attendance during which you may possibly have eligibility. You will become ineligible on the date you become twenty (20) years of age, unless your twe...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

We currently have 117 students, 31 staffers, and 23 buzzers. We're trying to get to 128 students, 34 staffers, and 34 buzzers.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My Health
Replies: 11
Views: 4552

Re: My Health

I'm done with chemo. I had five three-week cycles (oxaliplatin/capecitabine) and five two-week cycles (oxaliplatin/5FU). They switched me because my body didn't handle the capecitabine well. I also got two weeks off, one because I felt bad and one so I could feel good during my son's Bar Mitzvah. I ...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

There are now 105 spots taken and 23 spots open. If you want to play in this tournament, reserve a spot soon.

Also, we are looking for more staffers.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 5714

Re: Player tossup etiquette

1. Absolutely yes
2. I would advise against it, but it's generally within the rules as long as it is done silently.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

Current Field: Über-Competitive Division: Barrington (1) Carmel IN (1) Chattahoochee (1) DCC (1) Latin (1) Rockford Auburn (1) Saint Joseph (1) Sandburg (1) Stevenson (1) U of I Lab (1) Standard Division: Beacon Academy (1) Belvidere (1) Carmel IN (1) Carmel Catholic (3) Chicago Christian (1) Evanst...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

New Trier Varsity, IL (12/15/18) (Sun God & NAQT IS-180A)

The 2018 New Trier Varsity Tournament will take place on December 15. We will have an Über-Competitive Division and a Standard Division. The Sun God Set will be used in the Über-Competitive Division, and NAQT IS 180A will be used in the Standard Division. To register for the tournament, use the atta...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Scobol Solo October 27, 2018 (IL)

This is an invitation to participate in the Eighteenth Annual Scobol Solo, to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The tournament is at New Trier High School in either Winnetka or Northfield, just north of Chicago. Checks should be made payable to Reinstein QuizBowl and mailed to: Reinstein QuizBo...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 36593

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

There are two people in Arkansas that I recommend reaching out to: Jason Loy and Rick Clow. You can get Rick's email address from here. Introduce yourself and see if they are willing to help out.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Setting up team for success & dealing with internal issues
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Setting up team for success & dealing with internal issu

I don't know to what extent you have already tried this, but it would be a good idea to tell your coach that you want to meet with him to discuss the team going into this year. I would recommend going in with an open mind and being honest, and seeing where the discussion goes. It is unfortunate that...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 2565

Re: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

It is very helpful to have 3-4 dedicated players who are all willing to study and who coordinate that studying so they are each building on their strengths and covering for team weaknesses. It helps for those students to play lots of matches together so they can figure out what they need to work on ...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 6160

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

When do questions "belong" to a set? Questions belong to a set when they are shared with an editor. It's possible to imagine scenarios in which it is appropriate to post your questions to prevent them from being used, but those scenarios don't actually happen, so people should not take that action ...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 9
Views: 5370

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

PACE is open to suggestions on this front. One of the reasons we started this form is that we believe that word of mouth is the most efficient way to address this situation, and we want to make it as easy as possible for word of mouth to reach us and other quizbowl organizations that are expecting t...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 23041

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

There were some updates that Dan Goff and Jeff Hill made to the database that generally make it run smoother but which didn't work well with particularly large files like those. Fortunately, they are both working on it, though in the near future those pages may come and go.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 25
Views: 7694

Re: Illinois 18-19

IHSSBCA is partnering with the Lot 14 Auction House in Niles in a fundraising event at 5:00 on July 19th. If you can volunteer for us, contact Mike Laudermith <laudermith@fenton100.org>. If you bid on items, a share of the profits will go to IHSSBCA. The address is Oak Mill Mall; 7900 N Milwaukee Av...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 9530

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

I did not consider the polls. That being said, my ballot and the Player Poll were fairly similar though not perfect matches. In the player poll, the finalists for this competition are ranked 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 18. The loudest complaints in this thread are about the #6 person in the poll not be...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 7
Views: 3230

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Jay Winter is going to mirror the Solo set in Iowa, probably in December.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 9530

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Thiccasso's Guernthicca wrote:I think I remember hearing that the nomination ballots were cast before NASAT, so anything NASAT-related probably didn't have much of an effect on the nominees list.
FAKE NEWS! My ballot was cast after NASAT.