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by no ice
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46660

Re: Illinois '16-'17

JakobeanEra wrote:I couldn't find anywhere else to post this, but I've derived an equation: Number of Wayzata teams at HSNCT = ceiling(current year/2)-1003. It holds true at least through 2012.
This post was under-appreciated. Kudos to you Jakob for this breakthrough. I eagerly await your future discoveries.
by no ice
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 46346

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Thank you for all your hard work, Mr. Fred Morlan! These rankings are excellent and will serve as a valuable resource for teams across the nation to evaluate how they size up against their competition. I know that Harrison Wang and his fearless Hinsdale Central team see their #31 rank as not only va...
by no ice
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46660

Re: Illinois '16-'17

DeepakM wrote:Harrison Wang is the best comp math player in Illinois
Harrison Wang is proudly carrying on our legacy. You rock!
by no ice
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46660

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Wow! We are just blown away by Harrison Wang's exemplary competence in leading Hinsdale Central to an all-time low 3 negs in a single tournament! We're all rooting for you to do great things!
by no ice
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46660

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Good luck, Harrison Wang!
by no ice
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46660

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Harrison Wang is a much more competent leader of Hinsdale Central than we ever were, so I expect them to outperform expectations and maybe win a national championship or two.
by no ice
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizBug: A Quinterest Add-On Created by Chris Winkler
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Re: QuizBug: A Quinterest Add-On Created by Chris Winkler

Thank you to Jacob, Rohit, Christopher, and all the other Quinterest contributors for the work they have put into making such a great tool for the quizbowl community.
by no ice
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications
Replies: 17
Views: 9067

Re: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications

I don't intend to turn this thread into a college app clinic, but I was just wondering what other people put down for their hours/week and weeks/year for quizbowl in their Common App activities section. Other than the time spent at practices and tournaments, should time spent organizing/planning and...
by no ice
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)
Replies: 16
Views: 7459

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15)

I'm sure there were many other factors in your decision, but I just wanted to note that at least four teams who were planning on attending this tournament will also be playing Penn Bowl @ UPenn tomorrow. This could be significant given the typically small field size of the Uber Division.
by no ice
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 16278

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

This isn't as bad as disparaging other players' buzzes, but it is also insulting at times for a player to express disappointment in his/her own buzz. Sure, it might not be ideal that you buzzed late on a tossup in your category, but you should keep your comments about how bad of a buzz that was to y...
by no ice
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Electronic Scorekeeping
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Electronic Scorekeeping

I think these three scoresheets were all employed at some time. Would anyone recommend any one of those, or a different one, in particular?
by no ice
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]
Replies: 11
Views: 6212

Re: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th

The tournament is a week from today, so register soon if you still plan on attending!
by no ice
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]
Replies: 11
Views: 6212

Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]

The Hinsdale Central quizbowl team is pleased to announce TEAMS on September 5th, 2015, the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Given its early date, this tournament will be on the informal side, and we hope it will serve as an opportunity to any players looking forward to playing quizbowl earlier in the...
by no ice
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28910

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Okay it looks like our September tournament might actually happen. I know that many teams may not have started meeting yet, so we'll be aiming for a small field. We hope players are motivated enough to attempt to make it to our tournament even if their coaches are unavailable. An official tournament...
by no ice
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Visually displaying questions with programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

Re: Visually displaying questions with programs?

What if instead of displaying the words, the moderator just played, paused, and fast-forwarded an audio recording? I'm not saying this is a good idea, but if there was a centralized recording of the entire set produced and distributed by the set's writers, it could alleviate so many issues. Pronunci...
by no ice
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28910

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Would there be significant (or at least moderate) interest in a tournament run in September? Has Illinois ever had tournaments that early in the past?
by no ice
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 102071

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

It's not a big deal, but what happened to this?
by no ice
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

Re: UChicago Summer Practices

Can someone confirm whether or not there will be Monday practice?
by no ice
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 118029

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

In our school's Dean's Office, there is a shelf with a bunch of old yearbooks, so I went in after school one Friday to try to find a picture of my bald French teacher back when he still had hair. I looked through most of the 2000s, but unfortunately, the earliest yearbook he appeared in was 2008, an...
by no ice
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NEW ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-16
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

Re: NEW ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-16

Will high school-only mirrors of ACF sets have the same registration fee as college mirrors?
by no ice
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28910

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

I am really excited for this year because the circuit will be dominated by juniors, which should make for some very interesting developments. Here are the junior-led teams I am most excited about: IMSA : Like last year, people are probably expecting a down year for IMSA as they graduate the majority...
by no ice
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 55417

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

If we're going to have a conversation about this, I want to express my agreement with John's point on allowing for some form of greater "mobility" after the preliminary rounds. The main goal of a national championship is to determine the best team in attendance, and the NSC format does that more tho...
by no ice
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 55417

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

What method did PACE use to seed the teams and create the twelve prelim pools?
by no ice
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 55417

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

jonpin wrote:Powers in a game: ...8, Connor Wood (Maggie Walker, R3 vs Hinsdale); 8, Caleb Kendrick (Norman North, R4 vs Hinsdale).
:(
by no ice
Sun May 31, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

In anticipation of a less-than-stellar HSNCT showing tomorrow given our 1-4 record at scrimmages tonight, I would like to express, in advance, my regrets to the state of Illinois for being unable to reach the high expectations set for us in the IHSSBCA newsletter. So less-than-stellar is an 8-2 pre...
by no ice
Sat May 30, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

In anticipation of a less-than-stellar HSNCT showing tomorrow given our 1-4 record at scrimmages tonight, I would like to express, in advance, my regrets to the state of Illinois for being unable to reach the high expectations set for us in the IHSSBCA newsletter.
by no ice
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

I can't officially reserve rooms until Spring Quarter starts (beginning of April), but I've heard enough interest from people that I'm open to either running Midwest/Prison Bowl across a whole weekend, but would rather just run one of the tournaments on a Saturday unless I'm certain I can get enoug...
by no ice
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

kievanrustic wrote:With the example of Hinsdale Central, people see that they can form competitive teams even if they do not have an all-star player.
Ankush Bajaj is a quizbowl god.
by no ice
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 23480

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

I feel the need to apologize for adding on to an apparent Illinois hijacking of this thread, but I just wanted to contribute my opinion on this. Something that everyone needs to consider is to look at this objectively and without regional biases: just because a player can dominate local competition ...
by no ice
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4175

Re: IHSA 2015

I wasn't at Sectionals, but UC Lab, had they not forfeited, would have had a 530-280 victory.
by no ice
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4175

Re: IHSA 2015

Except for the fact that it is much more reasonable to buzz on "This Romanian sculptor..." when you are aware that you definitely aren't able to name any other Romanian sculptors than it is to answer with "Self-Reliance" on "This Ralph Waldo Emerson essay..." even though you can probably think of a ...
by no ice
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB History Bee and Bowl at Fenwick High School, 3-28
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: NHBB History Bee and Bowl at Fenwick High School, 3-28

Who will be directing this tournament?
by no ice
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 12612

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)

After the questions and set are further edited and polished, how will this compare to previous NHBB sets in difficulty, question length, and quality?
by no ice
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

Nationals Update: There are 22 spots left in the 2015 NAQT HSNCT, and only 20 Illinois teams are registered, which is 9 less than last year. There are 19 spots left in the 2015 PACE NSC, and there are 7 Illinois teams registered (compared to 8 last year). Even though Hinsdale will be attending this ...
by no ice
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Maintaining High Levels of Mental Stamina?
Replies: 17
Views: 6793

Re: Maintaining High Levels of Mental Stamina?

This topic was previously discussed here , and I think the most pertinent advice came from my teammate: Have a full breakfast that includes protein. Do not eat junk such as poptarts or doughnuts for breakfast, they will leave you tired in the afternoon. Also, drinking water a week before maximizes h...
by no ice
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

After the Kaneland tournament, I was planning on making a post proclaiming Ankush the best third scorer in the state, but after NAQT State, I think it would be more reasonable to say that the top third scorer is either Sunny or me, or maybe the third scorer on a full IMSA or Carbondale. Ankush Bajaj...
by no ice
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT Illinois State (2/14/2015; Urbana, IL)
Replies: 15
Views: 7110

Re: 2015 NAQT Illinois State (2/14/2015; Urbana, IL)

Will the rounds be of 9-minute or 10-minute halves?
by no ice
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 31166

Re: Illinois '14-'15

The Masonic Sectional assignments are up and they are atrocious.
by no ice
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 31 January 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 31 January

What is the current field cap, and what are the chances that it can still be expanded?
by no ice
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The high school poll in 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4995

Re: The high school poll in 2014-2015

Will there be a mid-season poll this year?
by no ice
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Stat Files
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: IHSSBCA Stat Files

How come the stats from a few tournaments from last year were not moved to the database?

Edit: Also, for stats from 2012-2013 and earlier, have the files not been transferred or have the links on the website not been updated?
by no ice
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Is copying answerlines also plagiarism?
Replies: 8
Views: 4029

Is copying answerlines also plagiarism?

Sometimes when I write tossups, I just open up a random packet, choose a few answerlines, and force myself to do research to write tossups on those answerlines. This is probably perfectly okay, since, indirectly, that's basically how all tossups are written, and choosing the answerline is hardly the...
by no ice
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 46174

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015

If the Your Choice slot was used to write like a mythology bonus or something, would that mean that one of either the Your Choice bonus or the other mythology bonus would have no chance of being used, or could you possibly have two questions in a packet both be mythology (or a similarly minor part o...
by no ice
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Following editor instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 5987

Re: Following editor instructions

In the sample packet on the ACF packet guidelines page, can the date on this history bonus be corrected to 1802? [10] Canning was a prominent critic of Pitt’s successor Henry Addington, whose administration negotiated this 1702 truce with France in the wake of Nelson’s victory at Copenhagen. ANSWER:...
by no ice
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 20242

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

From the VCU A, Central Connecticut State, and UVA C packet: 12. This leader ended Balcha Safo's revolt by getting him drunk at a feast and bribing his soldiers. For 10 points each: [10] Name this emperor revered as a messiah by Rastafarians. He was deposed by Italy's 1935 invasion of his country. A...
by no ice
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/20/14)
Replies: 14
Views: 7822

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/20/14)

Will the Über-Competitive Division be using the full 21 tossups in each DEES packet?
by no ice
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Periodic table posters in classrooms
Replies: 11
Views: 4868

Periodic table posters in classrooms

Should teams be allowed to freely look at or consult the giant periodic table poster in a science classroom during a game, if covering it up or taking it down is not an option?
by no ice
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Is culinary art a fine art?
Replies: 21
Views: 9043

Is culinary art a fine art?

Where in the distribution does culinary art go?
by no ice
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The (Under?)representation of LGBT Culture and History in QB
Replies: 20
Views: 11328

Re: The (Under?)representation of LGBT Culture and History i

The fact that most LGBT stuff is so recent makes it a part of the already-small current events distribution, so obviously when it's only a fraction of the 1/1 or 0.5/0.5 or less, it doesn't have very many opportunities to come up. Also, LGBT culture isn't that well-known, and I don't think writers n...