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by rjaguar3
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidality, Math calculation, and the Goldfish Tournament
Replies: 70
Views: 14388

Re: Pyramidality, Math calculation, and the Goldfish Tournament

...why aren't there more math theory questions? See, now that's what I want to hear! I have a feeling you're going to be enjoying college quizbowl math, my mellow. MaS I have enjoyed college-level quizbowl math. Unfortunately, in Illinois, it would be unacceptable because it would go dead in every ...
by rjaguar3
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidality, Math calculation, and the Goldfish Tournament
Replies: 70
Views: 14388

Re: Pyramidality, Math calculation, and the Goldfish Tournament

Send me a copy as well. As a player familiar with computational math, I would be interested to see how well students these days do computation math, and whether it is really math theory or simple number-crunching (which is not real math). On a side note, why aren't there more math theory questions? ...
by rjaguar3
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 147748

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I would have gotten PAGE 13!!!, but someone beat me. :twisted: But seriously, I think the scholarships to ACE camp would be a good idea. As a testimonial, I will say that when I first went to ACE camp in my sophomore year, I took the Literature major because no one else on WN was a good lit player. ...
by rjaguar3
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 47535

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

I've tinkered with the mACF to make it suitable for Illinois format. This supports 5-point tossups (blurt rule), 3-, 4-, and 5-part bonuses, bouncebacks, and a tiebreaker tossup+bonus. The file should be attached.
by rjaguar3
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Single-elimination: why it is bad
Replies: 28
Views: 4423

Re: Single-elimination: why it is bad

Now, I'm familiar with the (insert adjective) quizbowl format in Illinois, and almost universally, every tournament has five rounds in the morning followed by single-elimination in the afternoon. I see a couple problems with trying to change this in Illinois. 1. Teams are used to that system of tour...
by rjaguar3
Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 87449

Re: Bad Negs Again

From EFT:

Wrong answer: Star Trek
Right answer: Salman Rushdie
by rjaguar3
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 87449

Re: Bad Negs Again

A gem I had from New Trier Solo's finals last year:

Wrong: My Grandfather's Son (by Clarence Thomas)
Right: Black Boy (by Richard Wright)

What makes this especially bad was that it came after the clues "hanged a kitten" and "joined the Communist party"
by rjaguar3
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 6991

Re: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)

Reading through Chip's summaries, I found yet another Beall steal: From Nationals (Cooper v. St. Mark's at Dallas): "Hawaii as the only state name that, when spelled officially, includes a diacritical mark" From Jeopardy! a few months earlier (February 11, 2008): "It's the only state name that when ...
by rjaguar3
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 36169

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Final places
1. Illinois 186
2. Florida 185
3. South Carolina 165
4. Kentucky 147
5. Tennessee 110
6. California 75

On the final team bonus (I'll describe it later), Illinois scored just 9, but that was just enough to hold off Florida, who got 21.

Full commentary coming soon.
by rjaguar3
Sat May 17, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 14955

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

I will be following in Paul's footsteps at Vanderbilt.
by rjaguar3
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 28978

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

From IHSA State
"Bonus: Name these 16th century French poets..."

...

Teammate 1: "I think 1 is Virgil"
Me: "FRENCH poets"

5 seconds later

Teammate 2: "Isn't number 3 Petrarch?"
by rjaguar3
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT/PACE and graduation
Replies: 11
Views: 2355

Wheaton North has commencement the Saturday afternoon of HSNCT.

I don't think we're going to go there again. We might do PACE.

--Greg from WN
by rjaguar3
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 196752

Modestly Sized Wall of Ha wrote:Well, there is also the triangular prism, which has 5 faces. That question was just wack.
The question wanted one BESIDES the triangular prism.

That question should NEVER have made it to a well-edited set.
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 196752

Just pulled out the full results by the way...

1. Wheaton North
2. Loyola
3. Wheaton Warrenville South
4. Byron
5. Maine South
6. Quincy
7. Sterling
8. Rockford (Boylan)
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 196752

I wish to add my two cents. And while I do not intend at all to demean Mr. Dentino (since he is a logistical genius at running the Kaneland tournament so well), I just compiled a few suggestions for improving the question quality at the tournaments in future years, so that a well-run tournament migh...
by rjaguar3
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 28978

From IHSA regionals '07...

Moderator: "...name this painting by John Constable" (BUZZ)
Teammate: "Gainsborough!"
by rjaguar3
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 196752

From Lincoln-Way East:

1. Wheaton North A
2. Naperville North
3. Wheaton Warrenville South
4. Lincoln-Way East

Also made it to playoffs: Bradley-Bourbonnais, Fremd, Naperville Central, and Wheaton North B
by rjaguar3
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 26933

I and the rest of our starters are going to SEMO.

--Greg from WN
by rjaguar3
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 196752

Gees, Jonathan, I didn't think you'd be the one to start this thread. :grin:

I do agree that next year will be very interesting. I can't wait until July to hear the preprognostications.

<---Greg from WN
by rjaguar3
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 253199

Results so far:

The following teams have punched their tickets to Peoria.

Joliet
Carbondale
Libertyville
Auburn
Wheaton North
New Trier

Congratulations to all the winners so far!

EDIT: Hinsdale Central is also in now.
by rjaguar3
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 253199

SECTIONAL PREDICTION CONTEST

Well now that regionals are done, it's time for the: SECTIONAL PREDICTION CONTEST All you have to do is pick the winners of each of the eight sectionals on Saturday. Also, include the total number of points you think will be scored by ALL winning teams at sectionals. This is a tiebreaker if we have ...
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 253199

Point taken, even though the first clues were abnormally hard.
by rjaguar3
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 253199

Well I guess professional bowlers now join pasta shapes and flame tests as bonuses no team wants to get in a close match. :grin: I guess I was spoiled a bit since this is the first tournament this year whose questions were not written by Aegis. The questions, for being what they were (short, simple,...
by rjaguar3
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 253199

Sorry to be off topic, but I'd like to introduce myself here. I'm Greg from WN, and this is my first post after about a year of lurking. I'm looking forward to New Trier this Saturday. I can't wait!