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Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:15 pm
by DeepakM
What are everyone's predictions for the upcoming quiz bowl year in the illinois circuit?

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:15 pm
by schen
illinois wins a national championship

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:18 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Ali Saeed wins Player of the Year

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:54 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:54 pm
by John Ketzkorn
Bubalus Period wrote:People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:14 pm
by Your Genie Felon, Me
Joker wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:59 pm
by dtaylor4
Your Feline Genome wrote:
Joker wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions
Oh god, not this again!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:23 am
by AGoodMan
Jakob Myers discovers the existence of the forums and starts being active.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:34 pm
by ScottF
randomguy1997 wrote:Jakob Myers discovers the existence of the forums and starts being active.
good summer for him: first at NASAT and led Ill to the most golds at the international Olympiad (playing as a team of one)

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:30 am
by AGoodMan
I think there are a couple dark horses to look out for: Fremd and Waubonsie Valley.
I'm pretty sure there are no seniors on Fremd's A team, and I'm assuming Brian K will study a lot this summer and become an even stronger player for Waubonsie.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:31 am
by heterodyne
randomguy1997 wrote:I think there are a couple dark horses to look out for: Fremd and Waubonsie Valley.
I'm pretty sure there are no seniors on Fremd's A team, and I'm assuming Brian K will study a lot this summer and become an even stronger player for Waubonsie.
Having seen Gretchen and Bissmun play at ACE Camp, I can confirm that they are both quite good.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm
by jonpin
Your Feline Genome wrote:
Joker wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions
Please note, from the rules:
Avoid making content-free posts on the board. In particular, quoting another post and providing no additional information ("empty-quoting") is forbidden.
Meta-bad-posting, wherein one makes bad posts with no content other than to say others are making bad posts and revel in it with your own bad posts, is particularly terrible, and you should all stop it. Let Illinois's New School Year's Resolution for 2016-17 be to not have a terrible thread filled with terrible posts.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:23 pm
by noobynoob
Hinsdale Central will be a much weaker team this season. I will be scaling back on quizbowl but our team looks like two hist players, Michael (who's also good at Irish stuff and football) and Atharv (who's also good at geography and rock music and some lit), a fourth scorer tbd but probably a lIt player, and me, hopefully.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:11 am
by AGoodMan
noobynoob wrote:Hinsdale Central will be a much weaker team this season. I will be scaling back on quizbowl but our team looks like two hist players, Michael (who's also good at Irish stuff and football) and Atharv (who's also good at geography and rock music and some lit), a fourth scorer tbd but probably a lIt player, and me, hopefully.
WWS is also probably weaker, but I have no idea how much the younglings have studied this summer. Two incoming juniors went to ACE camp this summer, so hopefully that means something.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:09 am
by An Economic Ignoramus
randomguy1997 wrote:Jakob Myers discovers the existence of the forums and starts being active.
@Jonathan you rang?
Naperville North is also going to be pretty good this year. We got a couple new science players.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:01 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
NHBB's just about finished finalizing our slate of Illinois tournaments this year.

In northern Illinois,
*Winnebago will host a new C-set event; it's on December 10th.
*Belvidere North will host a new B-set event on January 21st.

In central Illinois,
*Springfield is hosting a C-set event on March 18th.

In Chicago,
*Fenwick will host a C-set event again this year; it's on November 12th, so as not to conflict with Harvard Fall at Auburn like last year;
*Loyola will host the IL State Championships on A-set on February 4th, the same weekend as last year.

As with all NHBB events, these have varsity and junior varsity divisions, and middle school teams are invited to participate as well. For more information, please visit historybowl.com or contact me, via PM here or e-mail at brad@historybowl.com.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:17 am
by An Economic Ignoramus
Plus we're actually going to come to tournaments and maybe win our section this year. Naperville North has never gone to IHSA State so this is pretty cool.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:04 pm
by Viridian
randomguy1997 wrote:I think there are a couple dark horses to look out for: Fremd and Waubonsie Valley.
I'm pretty sure there are no seniors on Fremd's A team, and I'm assuming Brian K will study a lot this summer and become an even stronger player for Waubonsie.
Waubonsie Valley is looking to be much better this season. Collectively, we've tried to cover up a lot of holes (especially in History/Geography) and we have acquired a variety of potential specialists who can greatly improve our JV team. We will also be attending a bunch of tournaments this year as well, especially ACF Fall and Scobol Solo.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:50 am
by no ice
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.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:05 am
by master9017
First matches in the Dupage Valley Conference were yesterday. After the first match, what are your thoughts on the competition?

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:47 pm
by An Economic Ignoramus
master9017 wrote:First matches in the Dupage Valley Conference were yesterday. After the first match, what are your thoughts on the competition?
We played Naperville Central and Lake Park, racked up about 400 points per match. I had about 24 TUH through the whole thing. I think especially our seniors are starting to function a lot better as a team, so I'm pretty optimistic this year.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:56 pm
by no ice
Good luck, Harrison Wang!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:34 am
by Hyrdofluoric_Acid
Who is hyped for solo? It's gonna be good!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:47 am
by master9017
I am! Schedule for all rounds based on numbers are up, with names of competitors for rounds 1 and 2.

Side note: Anybody know how Maine Easts team is?

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:59 pm
by Deviant Insider
The postings are very unofficial, and some of them will change.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:22 am
by master9017
Big Y wrote:The postings are very unofficial, and some of them will change.
All that aside, I wish everyone the best of luck! Bonus points for anyone who shows up in a Halloween costume.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:55 pm
by no ice
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!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:34 am
by Hyrdofluoric_Acid
Guys I think stevenson might be good this year...
I wish I went to acf fall but I am looking forward to kickoff.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:27 pm
by noobynoob
no ice wrote:We're all rooting for you to do great things!
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thanks james

Unrelatedly, we lost to OPRF in conference this week. They have an up-and-coming sophomore who's very good at NAQT as well as two mainstay specialists(?) in Anishka (science) and Sanjeev (lit).

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:54 am
by noLitPlease
I think we're better than last year.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:02 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
As I'm getting stuff printed for NHBB's first IL tournament of the year (at Fenwick this Saturday), a quick update -- we've confirmed a C-set site for Springfield on March 18th (the Saturday of IHSA State weekend) and a B-set site for Belvidere North HS on January 21st. I'd still love to host a B-set tournament in Chicago on January 14th; if you'd like to host it, your school can enter up to 6 teams for free! Just let me know.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:07 am
by master9017
So, week two happened, and the IHSBBCA Kickoff tournaments are set to begin this weekend, where are you guys gonna play at and how do you think your team will perform?

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:12 am
by DeepakM
Stevenson will be going to the Stevenson kickoff, where barrington and stevenson A should finish on top by a good margin, followed by, in no particular order, a mix of auburn IMSA stevenson B and Fremd A. Not sure what places 3-6 will be though, But it's important to note given field size, top ~5 should be qualifying for hsnct.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:34 pm
by An Economic Ignoramus
We're playing Homewood-Flossmoor. While I don't like to predict results or insult other teams, I predict a rather good result for Naperville North.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:16 am
by DeepakM
Harrison Wang is the best comp math player in Illinois

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:40 pm
by Ent
Kickoff just wrapped up at Stevenson. After running the table in the morning in the competitive division, Barrington faced Stevenson A in an advantaged final. Stevenson won the first game, and then Barrington came from behind at question 16 to win 400-385 for an exciting final game. IMSA A finished 3rd in the championship division.

In the standard division there was no less excitement as an undefeated Fremd B team lost the first game of an advantaged final to IMSA B, before coming back and winning the final, 365-250.

On behalf of Matt Laird who ran the tournament (and averted a major disaster early on because he is Matt Laird, and this is what he does), congratulations to all teams, and a special thank you to all of the people who made this happen.

Stats are mostly posted in the competitive division, and should be posted in the next hour or so in the standard.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:24 pm
by dtaylor4
Kickoff at Springfield:

Glenwood went 10-0 to win, beating Normal U-High 475-105 in the final. Macomb took 3rd over Mahomet-Seymour.

If Glenwood can keep a consistent lineup week in and week out, they could pull upsets come spring. Also, watch out for Springfield over the next 2-3 years. Their freshmen showed that they could run with the varsity teams, and have a lot of upward potential

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:00 am
by no ice
DeepakM wrote:Harrison Wang is the best comp math player in Illinois
Harrison Wang is proudly carrying on our legacy. You rock!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:26 pm
by master9017
no ice wrote:
DeepakM wrote:Harrison Wang is the best comp math player in Illinois
Harrison Wang is proudly carrying on our legacy. You rock!
Can confirm, Harrison Wang and his team of Hindsdale Central dominated during the Fenwick Kickoff; beating our Waubonsie Valley team of 3 people by a near 500 margin.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:35 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Stevenson's going to host NHBB B Set on January 14th, thereby relieving my guilt about having to schedule NW Illinois' B Set mirror at Belvidere North against Fremd's tournament on the 21st. Now you can do both!

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:53 pm
by master9017
Everybody excited for the Harvard Fall Tournament? I know I am!
Also, good luck to everybody in their conference matches this week, for those who have a match.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:00 am
by brownianmotion
I am very excited for Harvard fall this weekend. It will be my first tournament of the year. :grin: :grin:

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:01 am
by El Salvadoreno
Sup my fellow Illinoisans. Guess you can call me a "long time listener, first time caller"
master9017 wrote:Everybody excited for the Harvard Fall Tournament? I know I am!
Also, good luck to everybody in their conference matches this week, for those who have a match.
I, too, am excited for HFT, always well written and highly competitive. I expect some good competition this week (esp. from Waubonsie, however you say that).

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:36 pm
by master9017
El Salvadoreno wrote:Sup my fellow Illinoisans. Guess you can call me a "long time listener, first time caller"
master9017 wrote:Everybody excited for the Harvard Fall Tournament? I know I am!
Also, good luck to everybody in their conference matches this week, for those who have a match.
I, too, am excited for HFT, always well written and highly competitive. I expect some good competition this week (esp. from Waubonsie, however you say that).
I wouldn't expect too much. It sounds like Waubonsie will be a two man army this weekend, as my work refuses to let me off.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:52 pm
by An Economic Ignoramus
This will be most of your first chance to see Naperville North with its full roster. All of our good players are coming this time.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:49 pm
by UlyssesInvictus
This is a little odd of a place to put it, but it seems like the only thread I can find for the Auburn mirror--and a lot of Illinois teams seem to have been there--so I'm going to give my congratulations to Naperville North (?) and just add my reminder not to discuss the set publicly, as there are several mirrors planned, and to join the private discussion group instead. You can find it through these insructions:
UlyssesInvictus wrote:Thanks! As a lesson to anyone who hasn't used usergroups before, you'll have to

- Go to your User Control Panel.
- Select the Usergroups tab.
- Check the "2016 Harvard Fall Discussion" group and apply for membership, which I need to approve manually. If you don't have a full name associated with your account, I won't approve you.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:07 pm
by AGoodMan
I gotta say, I was very impressed by the stats at the HFT mirror, but especially those of Naperville North and Jakob Myers. We all knew he was very good at NAQT questions, but turns out he is pretty darn good on other sets as well.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:41 pm
by El Salvadoreno
I would also like to congratulate Naperville North and Jakob Myers for their victory at Harvard Fall. That was a masterful performance. I would also like to thank Auburn for hosting, the other teams for their high level of competition, and the staff for taking the time out of their long day to help out. I had a great time due to the people enumerated above and I think they deserve a big Thanks.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:52 am
by An Economic Ignoramus
Note: This post best if read in Trump impression, especially considering the odd timing.

Appreciate the congrats for being right on several questions at HFT. I don't want congrats, I want a set not filled with awful pun-bonuses. We must be smart!

Edit: ngl the set was pretty well written as a whole. Some of the powermarks could have been better places, and some of the bonus- set puns were not good puns, but otherwise, a very good competition in a very good packet. Congratulations especially to IMSA and Barrington for beating us, and double- congratulations to Barrington for having a better record than we did.

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:56 am
by UlyssesInvictus
JakobeanEra wrote:Note: This post best if read in Trump impression, especially considering the odd timing.

Appreciate the congrats for being right on several questions at HFT. I don't want congrats, I want a set not filled with awful pun-bonuses. We must be smart!
While I'm uncomfortable with even the release of the humor category of these questions--what if players realized they needed to break out the rhyming dictionaries? :O--congratulations Jakob. (And do please remember to post in the private forum instead if you weren't just being facetious.)