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Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:26 pm

Dear Scholastic Bowl Coach,
Your school is invited to participate in the seventh annual Barrington Invitational Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. This tournament will be staged at Barrington Middle School – STATION CAMPUS (215 Eastern Ave), Barrington, IL. Each match will consist of 20 toss-up (individual) questions, and a maximum of 20 bonus (team) questions overall. This middle/junior high school tournament will be conducted using IESA rules to govern most of match play, with two notable exceptions. We will use modified Academic Competition Federation rules to govern the answering of the bonus questions in an effort to conserve paper, and we will disregard the IESA ‘slaughter’ rule. To summarize, the mACF rules for bonus questions will be the same as what you may have experienced if your team attended the Northwestern Jr. Wildcat in 2009.
• All bonus questions will be 3 parts and worth a total of 30 points. Each part is asked one at a time, with the controlling team having up to 10 seconds (15 on math computations) to respond.
• Players on both teams may quietly confer, even while the bonus question is being read (a definite departure from IESA practice), but any such discussion should not disrupt the other team’s ability to hear the question.
• The first answer clearly directed towards the moderator will serve as the team’s answer. If conflicting answers are offered, the captain will be prompted to choose. If an answer is incorrect, the rebounding team will be offered a chance to answer within 5 seconds (10 on math computation).
• If neither team answers correctly, the correct answer is read and the next bonus part is read to the controlling team.
For the 3rd year in a row, I am expanding the number of teams by inviting schools to enter ‘B’ teams. The idea behind this is to allow more kids to play instead of watch, but each team must be accompanied by an adult. I am also going to only provide a moderator for each room, which means a coach from each team will need to share the scoring duties. Each school will be guaranteed five games. If there are enough teams to support it, there will be separate pools for the B teams, with their own championship trophy.
Please fax the attached reservation form as soon as possible, or send me an e-mail (jprice@cusd220.org) to hold your spot. You are free to send the $60.00/team entry fee (payable to Barrington Middle School, Station Campus) at a later time, but I would like to have all payments in hand by February 28th. A letter of confirmation with further details will be e-mailed in January. Entry fees will not be refunded to teams that withdraw after February 28th, 2010.
We look forward to your participation on March 13th, 2010. Teams should arrive no later than 8:30 A.M. The final tournament games should conclude by 4:00 P.M. I can be reached via e-mail at jprice@cusd220.org.

Jeffrey M. Price
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Barrington, IL 60010
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:29 pm

Current Field:
Barrington Invitational Tournament VII Registered Teams (March 13th, 2010)

[32 'A' teams; 24 'B' teams]

Barrington Station (3)
Lake Zurich South (2)
Bloomington JHS
Deerfield Holy Cross (3)
Willowbrook Westview Hills (2)
Beecher JHS
Villa Park Albright
Buffalo Grove Aptakisic (2)
Barrington Prairie (2)
Springfield Franklin
River Grove Rhodes (2)
Crystal Lake Lundahl (2)
Palatine Quest (2)
Rockford Washington (2)
Normal Metcalf (2)
Lincolnshire Daniel Wright (2)
New Lenox Liberty
Cary JHS (2)
Antioch UGS (2)
Lemont Old Quarry
Frankfort Summit Hill
Palatine St. Theresa
New Lenox Martino (2)
Mundelein Carl Sandburg (2)
Wadsworth Millburn Central (2)
Lindenhurst Millburn West (2)
Tinley Park Walker
Buffalo Grove Twin Groves (2)
River Forest Roosevelt
Falls Church (VA) Longfellow
Lake in the Hills Marlowe
Winnetka Faith, Hope, & Charity
Northfield Sunset Ridge (2)
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by the return of AHAN » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:24 pm

Only 3 months until the tournament date! I have more B teams than I've had in the past. Suggestions for a B bracket format? If there are 16 B teams? 18 B teams?
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by pblessman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:42 pm

Very impressive field! Pretty neat to see this many middle schoolers playing what looks like good quizbowl! Are you writing the questions yourself? Are they pyramidal? Are they going to be available down the road? I've done one MS tourney in the past and struggled to find good appropriate questions.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:11 pm

pblessman wrote:Very impressive field! Pretty neat to see this many middle schoolers playing what looks like good quizbowl! Are you writing the questions yourself? Are they pyramidal? Are they going to be available down the road? I've done one MS tourney in the past and struggled to find good appropriate questions.
Sort of. I'm adapting a set being written by Brad Fischer. Last year, I used a commercial provider but, with the aid of Jonah Greenthal, David Reinstein, Tom Egan, David Garb, etc. we revised the set quite a bit. This year's set will be adapted from a frosh/soph set. Having coached middle school for 13 years, and a cadre of high school players at my disposal, I'm confident we can come up with a set appropriate for MS yet again this year. Last year's set was IESA/IHSA bonus format, but I'm moving things to an mACF bonus format this year. It worked just fine when NU instituted it at the Jr Wildcat. If you know of any MS teams in Indiana willing to make the trip...
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by Stephen Colbert » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:26 am

Woody Paige wrote:Only 3 months until the tournament date! I have more B teams than I've had in the past. Suggestions for a B bracket format? If there are 16 B teams? 18 B teams?
How many rounds are you shooting for this year? With the mACF format and a strong contingent of moderators, would it be conceivable to go beyond eight rounds? I suppose the number of rounds is also dependent on the set being used.

Edited to add how insanely awesome it is to have so many teams registered three months before the tournament and what appear to be some interesting additions this year.
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:16 am

pblessman wrote:Very impressive field! Pretty neat to see this many middle schoolers playing what looks like good quizbowl! Are you writing the questions yourself? Are they pyramidal? Are they going to be available down the road? I've done one MS tourney in the past and struggled to find good appropriate questions.
If you want to try this again, a group of writers is producing a MS set...

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Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:46 am

Stephen Colbert wrote:
How many rounds are you shooting for this year? With the mACF format and a strong contingent of moderators, would it be conceivable to go beyond eight rounds? I suppose the number of rounds is also dependent on the set being used.
I was thinking this morning that I might need more than 8 rounds this year. And are you going to be part of said contingent of moderators this year?

EDIT: What if I mimicked NTV and went for power matching of 2^n teams to determine the later pools? Last year, I had 8 pools of 4 which were then seeded into two brackets 1-16 (champions bracket), 17-32 (consolation brackets)... That kind of worked well, outside of the fact that winning round 1 in the champions pool, followed by a loss in the quarterfinals sent you home.
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:49 pm

We'll have a ninth round to work with from the F/S set alone, not to mention the 2 month gap between the nine rounds being first finished and this tournament. It's entirely likely we can get to a 10th round, even.
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by Stephen Colbert » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:11 pm

Woody Paige wrote:
Stephen Colbert wrote:
How many rounds are you shooting for this year? With the mACF format and a strong contingent of moderators, would it be conceivable to go beyond eight rounds? I suppose the number of rounds is also dependent on the set being used.
I was thinking this morning that I might need more than 8 rounds this year. And are you going to be part of said contingent of moderators this year?

EDIT: What if I mimicked NTV and went for power matching of 2^n teams to determine the later pools? Last year, I had 8 pools of 4 which were then seeded into two brackets 1-16 (champions bracket), 17-32 (consolation brackets)... That kind of worked well, outside of the fact that winning round 1 in the champions pool, followed by a loss in the quarterfinals sent you home.
I can definitely moderate.

I suppose format will be driven by the size of the field. If you end up with a field similar to NTV in size, it may be beneficial to mirror their format if it's well-received (I don't see why it shouldn't be). If you could get to 36 A teams/18 B teams, you could consider 6 brackets of 6 A-teams each and 3 brackets of 6 B teams each. You could then re-bracket after the five morning matches and play an additional five afternoon matches (with or without the possibility of a final, which could lead to an undesirable amount of matches). Maybe the top two brackets could be made up of a combination of the best two teams from each morning bracket, and then in round eleven, the #1's (and down the line) from each bracket could play for trophies. If the strongest moderators worked these matches, it could be feasible to finish eleven matches will everyone else is playing ten.
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Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:43 pm

You need someone on stats? Assuming our novice tournament isn't on this date, I may be able to swing up.

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Post by Papa's in the House » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:04 am

dtaylor4 wrote:You need someone on stats? Assuming our novice tournament isn't on this date, I may be able to swing up.
Depending on other tournament dates, I may be able to join Donald and help moderate.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:26 am

Now with HSQB Collaborative Set goodness! More pyramidality! The mACF (with bounceback) bonus format you crave!

I'm pleased to report my bid to stage this tournament using the HSQB collaborative set has been accepted.

Brad's set can now be finished at a less hectic pace and used next year. More importantly, he can focus on his new family! :smile:
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Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:39 am

If you have any questions, check the public thread concerning that tournament.

If your question is not answered here, please direct it to Dwight Wynne at dpwynne@gmail.com.

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Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:35 pm

The Barrington Invitational Tournament welcomes the U of I Academic Buzzer Team to the tournament staff! :party: :party: :party:
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Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:02 pm

Field updated. Tournament name appropriately updated. :wink:
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Post by Charbroil » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:29 pm

Wow...when you invited the coach from Longfellow to attend, I didn't think that team would be able to actually come through. I'm very impressed.
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Post by BGSO » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:40 am

Charbroil wrote:Wow...when you invited the coach from Longfellow to attend, I didn't think that team would be able to actually come through. I'm very impressed.
Get those Missouri middle school teams up here, or is there a Missouri State Middle School Activities Association that is equally oppressive?
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:57 pm

MSHSAA runs middle schools too.
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Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:MSHSAA runs middle schools too.
I think that answers THAT question. :roll:
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Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:52 pm

Field updated. Also, it looks like I'll need some more moderators ($80 stipend) OR hold my nose, hire teachers I don't really trust to do the format right, and watch Donald Taylor lose his mind when a match takes 50 minutes.

Any takers that won't be playing/moderating IHSA sectionals that day?
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Post by Edward Elric » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:15 pm

Moving Day wrote:Field updated. Also, it looks like I'll need some more moderators ($80 stipend) OR hold my nose, hire teachers I don't really trust to do the format right, and watch Donald Taylor lose his mind when a match takes 50 minutes.

Any takers that won't be playing/moderating IHSA sectionals that day?
I would but im going to the Muse concert the night before and will probably be up all night. That being said I'll ask around for you Jeff.
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Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:09 pm

Moving Day wrote:... hold my nose, hire teachers I don't really trust to do the format right, and watch Donald Taylor lose his mind when a match takes 50 minutes.
When they start taking that long, you should just have the first reader done go and take over for a historically slow moving room. This might mean several room changes, but it would get the tournament done sooner.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:36 pm

Field closed at...
FIDDY!

ITT, David Riley & David Reinstein get the good quizbowl seeds planted early (see last two entries)...
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Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:13 am

So, are there any people capable of moderating this tournament that I'm missing out on out there?
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Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:45 pm

Here's the field of moderators I have:
N. Hollinsaid
D. Donahue
C. Martin
M. Laird
N. Bergeon
D. Garb
C. Messner
J. Brown
A. Rodrick
B. Fischer
K. Strey

A. Wehrman
R. Baker (BHS Coach)
N. Luc (BHS varsity capt)
S. Sathe (BHS varsity senior)
(a BHS history teacher you wouldn't know)
(a BHS building attendant you wouldn't know)
(a BMS gifted science teacher)
(a BMS French teacher)
(a BMS 6th grade history teacher)
(a BMS Sp Ed teacher)
(a BMS secretary)
(a BMS social worker)
(a BMS 6th grade math teacher)
(a BMS long-term sub)
(a pair of St. Viator underlcassmen)
(a pair of BHS underclassmen)
S. Canning
S. Cao
That's 28 of the 28 needed, AND I've EXPANDED THE FIELD TO MEET DEMAND. No sweat. :grin:
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Post by rjaguar3 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:43 am

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.
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Post by Geringer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:43 pm

Well...is there a carpool going from Champaign to Barrington? If so...I think I'll moderate this. I really want to see my old junior high (Quest Academy) in action.

EDIT: They're entered as Palatine Quest, apparently.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:11 pm

Jeff,
I THINK Donald and Charles are you connections for a ride, though I don't know how much room they have. Either way, let me know soon.
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Post by Papa's in the House » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:08 pm

Jeff will be forwarded an email once I get to a computer.
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Post by Dan-Don » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:15 am

Is there a reason you haven't contacted the contingents from Northwestern and UChicago? The less inexperienced teachers you have moderating, the better--even at the expense of scaring these kiddies with the greatest brains in Chicago-area quizbowl.

EDIT: Shoot an email to Mrs. O'Laughlin too. I'll talk to her tomorrow.
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Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:39 am

Dan-Don wrote: EDIT: Shoot an email to Mrs. O'Laughlin too. I'll talk to her tomorrow.
Way ahead of you. I spoke to Mrs. O'Laughlin at the Fremd Tourney and she'll be in New Orleans next weekend.
Dan-Don wrote:Is there a reason you haven't contacted the contingents from Northwestern and UChicago?
Because I don't know their names, outside of Jonah, and those whose names I do know I've never known to moderate at the lower levels.
Dan-Don wrote: The less inexperienced teachers you have moderating, the better--even at the expense of scaring these kiddies with the greatest brains in Chicago-area quizbowl.
Point taken. But at what point do my hired collegiate guns get upset that they're not moderating in a top-tier pool? By the time of the final playoff rounds of the 'A' teams, you're talking about just a few moderators reading meaningful games, with a number of folks reading for exhibition matches, assuming eliminated teams want them (this will be the first year I'm actively offering such matches to eliminated teams... We'll see if there's demand.). So, at this point, the morning "B" pools will be staffed exclusively by teachers. In my experience, the B games are often slower than A matches as those players will spend every possible second on bonus questions, trying to think of answers they simply have no clue about instead of saying, "no answer." But I'll likely move some 'A' moderators to some 'B' rooms for those playoffs to speed things up in the afternoon.
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Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:12 am

Moving Day wrote:Point taken. But at what point do my hired collegiate guns get upset that they're not moderating in a top-tier pool? By the time of the final playoff rounds of the 'A' teams, you're talking about just a few moderators reading meaningful games, with a number of folks reading for exhibition matches, assuming eliminated teams want them (this will be the first year I'm actively offering such matches to eliminated teams... We'll see if there's demand.). So, at this point, the morning "B" pools will be staffed exclusively by teachers. In my experience, the B games are often slower than A matches as those players will spend every possible second on bonus questions, trying to think of answers they simply have no clue about instead of saying, "no answer." But I'll likely move some 'A' moderators to some 'B' rooms for those playoffs to speed things up in the afternoon.
I'll say this, if i may intervene and comment here... that's pretty crappy form of a moderator to complain about what game he or she is reading. How much do they really like quizbowl - or like helping out tournaments - if they only enjoy reading to top tier teams? If i had volunteers that said they were only happy reading matches between the top or "playoffs" teams at a tournament CR ran, i would not-so-kindly ask them to unvolunteer their service.
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Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:38 am

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Moving Day wrote:Point taken. But at what point do my hired collegiate guns get upset that they're not moderating in a top-tier pool? By the time of the final playoff rounds of the 'A' teams, you're talking about just a few moderators reading meaningful games, with a number of folks reading for exhibition matches, assuming eliminated teams want them (this will be the first year I'm actively offering such matches to eliminated teams... We'll see if there's demand.). So, at this point, the morning "B" pools will be staffed exclusively by teachers. In my experience, the B games are often slower than A matches as those players will spend every possible second on bonus questions, trying to think of answers they simply have no clue about instead of saying, "no answer." But I'll likely move some 'A' moderators to some 'B' rooms for those playoffs to speed things up in the afternoon.
I'll say this, if i may intervene and comment here... that's pretty crappy form of a moderator to complain about what game he or she is reading. How much do they really like quizbowl - or like helping out tournaments - if they only enjoy reading to top tier teams? If i had volunteers that said they were only happy reading matches between the top or "playoffs" teams at a tournament CR ran, i would not-so-kindly ask them to unvolunteer their service.
Good point, Andrew. It may be just an imagined issue. OTOH, I've heard of grumbling at other tournaments from young moderators who weren't getting to read the highest level of games, as though it was a personal slight. But the fact that I'm paying each worker hopefully ameliorates any wounded pride. :wink:
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Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:01 am

Moving Day wrote:Good point, Andrew. It may be just an imagined issue. OTOH, I've heard of grumbling at other tournaments from young moderators who weren't getting to read the highest level of games, as though it was a personal slight. But the fact that I'm paying each worker hopefully ameliorates any wounded pride. :wink:
I've heard this before, at tournaments I ran. I merely point to the readers I did have reading top games, and stated point blank that they were better. If they want to read top bracket games, they need to be better readers than the people already reading them.

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Post by Dan-Don » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:37 am

I think most collegiate players have enough enthusiasm to help you out, no matter what matches they're reading. Especially because you're using mACF. Maybe Jonah could put you in touch with the Chicago people (I think his roommate plays for them), and I can ask Anant from NU.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:45 am

If Jeff Geringer is getting a ride, then I have enough readers. And telling people I work with all year that they're no longer needed is a non-starter. I've already slow-played the hiring of in-district people (not sending multiple e-mails announcements as I've done in years gone by, not following up with teachers who said they'd get back to me later, etc.). I'm comfortable with those I do have.
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Post by Papa's in the House » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:44 pm

Moving Day wrote:If Jeff Geringer is getting a ride, then I have enough readers.
He has received an email, though he hasn't responded to it at this time. I would assume that he is interested in reading.

As for which moderator reads in which room, Donald makes a very good point: the best readers should be reading in the best rooms. You're more likely (in my experience) to have the better teams complain when they don't get good readers than to have lower tier teams do so (maybe out of ignorance, maybe because they don't care, I don't really know). This should be balanced with running a tournament such that every room is going at about the same speed, though. If one room is clearly behind all the others, it is usually a good idea to have the best moderator go to that room to help get things back on track.
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Post by Geringer » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:47 pm

Yeah, I'm in.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:23 pm

All righty then... I have cancellations from two moderators, SO I'm back down to 23 moderators, AND I have some interest from schools that will have more kids than expected and want to field B teams.

Is there a place around here to fire up the emergency quizbowl SOS flare? Could someone point it out to me?
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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:52 am

Moving Day wrote:All righty then... I have cancellations from two moderators, SO I'm back down to 23 moderators, AND I have some interest from schools that will have more kids than expected and want to field B teams.

Is there a place around here to fire up the emergency quizbowl SOS flare? Could someone point it out to me?
I used Facebook for Huskie Bowl this year. Worked out well. Also, hit up all the teams that lost at Regionals.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:12 pm

Stop me if you heard this one before... the coach of a certain team (name withheld to protect the potentially guilty) has said she may have to cancel (for both A and B teams) because her nephew's basketball team made the Class 1A states finals this weekend. You heard me. Apparently, she can't find anyone to cover for her to accompany the kids for their trip. :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa:
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Post by the return of AHAN » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:15 pm

That coach wrote:my kids are already mad at me
NO KIDDING [insert interrobang here 3x]
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Post by the return of AHAN » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:14 pm

Yep. They dropped. :sad:
I guess we'll have to have a chimera or someone's big roster can become a 2nd A team.
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Re: Barrington INTERSTATE Tournament VII (3.13.10)

Post by Awehrman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:25 pm

Jeff,

I am willing to moderate or otherwise help out on Saturday if you need me. Send me an email with the details, and I'll be there.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:33 pm

YESSSSSSSS! :party:
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Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:39 pm

FIFTY-SIX... They may have to read to themselves, but hey... they'll be there!
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Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:59 pm

28 rooms are arranged.
The 5 buzzer systems owned by the schools in CUSD220 are up.
The schedules are printed.
Packets for those mods who requested them are printed.
Packets for mods who forgot to ask to have them printed are printed.
Color-coded scoresheets are printed and bundled for each room.
Envelopes for each team's coach featuring a schedule, a rule sheet, more scoresheets, sample scoresheet, and a pencil, are stuffed.
The "scoreboard" sheets have been produced and hung in scoreboard alley.
The gym has seating arranged for 400+ students for an assembly.
An untold number of pizzas are scheduled for delivery.
2 sandwich trays & 3 apple pies from Costco have been delivered for the moderator hospitality room, as have several cases of water, chips, and cookies.
Coffee, donuts, and scones are being delivered in the morning.
Longfellow MS has checked into the hotel as of 6 PM.

Tomorrow is going to be a great day for playing quizbowl.
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Post by yellow7206 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:03 am

Wow, you knew we had checked in? I feel like I'm in Oceania. :)
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Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:33 am

There was a motion-activated tracking device in that basket!
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