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by biggreen
Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

that would be all sorts of fun.. imagine a jim davis, parag, gauthier, tourdot, and yogesh team. good god that's a scary thought.
by biggreen
Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

I'm sure Coach Egan did quite well at the Coaches' Challenge. I would like to see he and Riley go head-to-head... Riley was pretty awesome at the Coaches' two years ago. In fact, it would be great to have a mini-Scobol solo among the coaches -- at the least it would be highly entertaining
by biggreen
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Congratulations to Coach Egan, winner of the 2005 Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award. According to the award announcement, "He has been an advocate for scholastic bowl and has been spearheading improvements to improve the quality of this activity within the state. He is currently serving as...
by biggreen
Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Gauthier is at Vanderbilt.
by biggreen
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Well, down here in New Orleans... the 2005 NAQT ICT has been quite a reunion of past Illinoisians. I talked to Kelly Tourdot (Stillman Valley), Paul Gauthier (Wheaton North), and Max Parrish (Rockford Auburn) today. Yogesh Raut (IMSA) is here as well with Stanford, and was one of the leading scorers...
by biggreen
Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

As a former player who moderates as often as he can (which sadly is not very often), I think former players make excellent moderators when they are available. I think that if more former players were approached by coaches and tournament directors and asked to moderate, they probably would. I check t...
by biggreen
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Since I don't believe this is germane to the topic as far as the board goes, fire me an email, and I'll be glad to respond.
by biggreen
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

I don't know about their email address, but you can probably email Parag Bhayani... he's from IL, and I know he's involved with their team.
by biggreen
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

NAQT has posted individual results for this year's SCT.
by biggreen
Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: More Illinois Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6261

In a rematch of last year's title game, Wheaton North will go for its fourth consecutive championship against Lincolnshire Stevenson. Stevenson knocked off Rockford Auburn in pool play. Auburn will play Deerfield for third.

Morning results at http://www.ihsa.org/activity/scb/index.htm
by biggreen
Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 324566

NH high school tournament I moderated:

Q: After leaving Harvard, this iconoclast...

buzz: Rivers Cuomo?

A: Henry David Thoreau
by biggreen
Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 41053

Ouch. When was that?
by biggreen
Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

As a history major, I could not agree more. NAQT even suffers from (in my opinion) a dearth of history.
by biggreen
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Personally, I wouldn't have minded seeing the announcement of the category before each tossup go by the wayside. Illinois is the only format that I've heard of that does that.
by biggreen
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

To return to the more relevant topic here (and since I just finished my last final and don't want to think about anything academic...), it is not possible to be a Sox and Cubs fan. Especially in Illinois. That's tantamount to saying you're both Catholic and Protestant in Northern Ireland -- besides ...
by biggreen
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

As the token Rockfordian on the board (as coach Egan pointed out), it is my duty to report that Auburn easily won the Guilford sectional today... or yesterday I guess. Auburn beat Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge 455-158, Crystal Lake South 360-164 and Rockton Hononegah 466-115. Have fun with them at stat...
by biggreen
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Good luck to all teams at sectionals!
by biggreen
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Haha, I didn't get a medal my senior year, but it's not that big a deal. I just like giving coaches grief. And Rockford is a lovely place from which to hail. Just ask Cheap Trick or John B. Anderson.
by biggreen
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

And don't even count on the medal or the certificate, given past experience. :grin:
by biggreen
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

All right -- that takes the cake.
by biggreen
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Be grateful. That Rockford-Streator trip my sophomore and junior years was something I could have easily done without. Nothing like 2 hours on a bus on a weeknight.

Of course, being flush with victory makes any trip easier.
by biggreen
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good teams ....
Replies: 31
Views: 17965

The best teams, not to beat a dead horse, but rather to emphasize this to its proper extent, are TEAMS. They are balanced, they get along well, everyone contributes, and everyone can pick up the slack if someone's having a bad round. In my high school experience, the hardest teams to beat (and the o...
by biggreen
Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Improving an existing team
Replies: 2
Views: 2451

Improving an existing team

I was wondering if anyone from those wonderfully successful programs out there could share some of the means by which they become and stay so successful. I'm trying to improve our team to the point where we're competitive on the level of some of the teams out here. We (Dartmouth) have had a program ...
by biggreen
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37841

though I fully expect Illinois to outperform (as always) the other great lakes region teams. i'm looking at you dageneral.
by biggreen
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37841

There are many reasons why Panasonic is a bad basis for comparison, as you will learn in July.. or June, or whenever the hell it is. In addition to what solonqb said, don't forget the arbitrary pooling of teams. And did anyone mention strange format?
by biggreen
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37841

For the sake of factual accuracy, Rockford (which is definitely not Chicago) went 54-45 for Kerry.

=)
by biggreen
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 41053

We had a few 430-20 matches my senior year of high school (Illinois). At regionals we beat Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge 477-58 or something like that... that was a fun match. The biggest beat down I've seen in Illinois quiz bowl was at the 2002 NIU Tournament, when Wheaton North beat Joliet 545-65 (wi...
by biggreen
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

On a lighter note, I'd like Fremd to win... I think there's a lot to be said for a state champion whose name means "strange" or "foreign."
by biggreen
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

A damn shame too. A lot of good teams get prevented from going downstate due to some stiff competition within their sectional, the kind of which downstate teams don't necessarily have to face. Another solution would be expanding the state tournament bracket to 12 or 16 teams and inviting wild cards ...
by biggreen
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Was Auburn there?
by biggreen
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Well good luck with class A. Who's good this year? I imagine Stillman sans Tourdot and Newhausen isn't the same. Latin's usually pretty awesome.

Glad to hear you guys are doing well and that Ms. Niemeier is still there -- I always liked you guys, and my cousins are 'Bago alums.
by biggreen
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Hey, we beat Auburn at sectionals my sophomore year and lost on the 4th overtime question my senior year (that one still hurts). It's not impossible.

Glad to hear 'Bago's doing well. Is Niemeyer still coaching? Is that her name? Good luck the rest of the year.
by biggreen
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

The best and brightest of northern Illinois travel south... sigh. Hey Styxman, have you played Guilford this year? How underwhelming are they?

Are Matt Keenan or Colin Davy associated with UIUC ABT? Kelly and I played with them back in the day.
by biggreen
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Hey, I didn't mean to make it sound like I've got anything against U of I. I'm from Illinois, so I have many friends there (including your own Kelly Tourdot), and realize that it's a great school.
by biggreen
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Let's see if I can answer all 3 of these in one shot. 1) Admittedly, Hanover isn't New York or Chicago. In spite of that, I rarely find myself bored. The Greek system is very big here, and provides many of the social outlets on campus, but hardly all. Students here are very creative and we manage to...
by biggreen
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 78038

Anyone headed for Dartmouth? If you've got questions, I've got answers.
by biggreen
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 22127

Dartmouth will accept its Div-II bid, pending final funding approval.
by biggreen
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 22127

Are the Brandeis stats posted anywhere?
by biggreen
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

Half the matches in my high school career began with the opposing coach or moderator noting we're from Rockford, and therefore must be Rockford Auburn. Since those matches were mostly against smaller schools from northern Illinois, it wasn't too hard to make them remember "Guilford" afterw...
by biggreen
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

He (Devin) was a sophomore my senior year, which was 2002-03. So he has to be a senior.
by biggreen
Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 250933

frosh-soph

As far as future good teams go, I have to stand up for my alum, Rockford Guilford. With mostly freshmen, they finished 4-1 in the morning at the Boylan f/s, but lost a close playoff to hononegah -- I moderated for the morning, and I was quite impressed. They were 3rd at the Rockford Auburn tourney. ...
by biggreen
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Does Dartmouth still have a team?
Replies: 2
Views: 2581

Yes, Dartmouth does still have a team. We just competed at NAQT sectionals on Saturday. Have them contact [email protected] or [email protected].
by biggreen
Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 76452

Richard Reid's comments were in terribly poor taste. The shoe bomber link was mentioned, and he seemed like someone who would lead a cult. But that's just my opinion. Anytime "cat" is 1. the answer to a tossup, and 2. considered a genus, there are big problems with the questions. Other ans...
by biggreen
Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 59255

Paragon1, welcome to Dartmouth. Our program has been up and down, and we're in a tough region, but things are beginning to look up. Another solid freshman will make life a lot better. If you have any questions about Dartmouth in general, email me at [email protected].