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by Captain Sinico
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7366

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

nsb2 wrote:I originally signed up for the April 2nd Team Illinois tryout on the Google forum, but I would now like to attend the ATROPHY tryout instead. Would it be possible to change this?
Sure, just e-mail me.
by Captain Sinico
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7366

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

I'm waiting to hear some details from NIU, but I hope not.
by Captain Sinico
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7366

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

Anticipate 2-3 hours.
by Captain Sinico
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7366

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

I only expect players to attend one tryout.

We'll use a not-publically-available set set that nobody should have seen; I'll announce what that is once I finalize it.
by Captain Sinico
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 53787

Re: Illinois '16-'17

While regretting preempting some necessary and, hopefully, corrective discussion, I will nevertheless do so to let you know: this thread is where you'll find Team Illinois information. Please check it out!
by Captain Sinico
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7366

Team Illinois 2016-17

Quizbowl friends, At long last, the launch of this year's Team Illinois tryout tour is finally here. Tryouts for our two teams will be: Sunday, March 26th, 1:00 P.M. at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Sunday, April 2nd, 1:00 P.M. at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Saturday, April 15th, ~5:0...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

This Saturday, I had the great honor to direct this year's IHSSBCA/NAQT Illinois State Championship at the University of Illinois. Congratulations to our State Champions, the Patriots of Adlai E. Stevenson High School of Lincolnshire (Nathan Cha, Deepak Moparthi, Govind Prabhakar, & Ali Saeed - Coac...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

For those wanting to join our Team Illinois scrimmage, stop by DKH Room 114 at 1:00. This document will help you grab lunch. However do not attempt to go to silver mine since they closed a bit less than a year ago (do go to cravings and get hot and spicy chicken or jakarta fried rice or masala fish...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

For those wanting to join our Team Illinois scrimmage, stop by DKH Room 114 at 1:00. This document will help you grab lunch.
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

We went final at about 5:45 with Stevenson A taking the third game of our 3-game finals series against Barrington to take home the William & Janet Egan Memorial Trophy. Naperville North were 3rd. Southwestern A won the Small School championship over Macomb in the first game of an advantaged final. T...
by Captain Sinico
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

A quick night-before update: Dunlap has been replaced by Southwestern B. Thanks to Coach Hasquin for agreeing to send a second squad and thanks to several other teams for also expressing willingness to fill that gap. A new schedule is thus needed. The schedule contains some other adjustments that pr...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

A team (Dunlap) has had to withdraw, so we have an open spot in the schedule. Please contact me right away if you'd like to take that for your team.
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

It won't be WAO, as I know several candidates played that already.
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36735

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Alright, assholes! What am I bid for my services?!

(I'll be there; I'll play anything with anyone.)
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

This year's ISC draws near, so how about an update? CHECK-IN & MEETING TIME First, let me firm up our start time. It's as expected above: teams can check in with Mike Laudermith beginning at 8:00 outside Room 114 David Kinley Hall. The opening meeting will begin at 8:40 in 114 DKH. Rounds slated as ...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

Well, there's a little over a week to go, so let me update you. All the information up-thread is still useful and relevant and I'll avoid repeating it to the extent possible. TRANSPORTATION The tournament is still in David Kinley Hall (DKH,) near Sixth Street and Gregory Drive in Urbana - click here...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 10299

NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

ANNOUNCEMENT I’m very pleased to announce that this year's NAQT Illinois State Championship will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 on the campus of the University of Illinois. This event is jointly hosted by the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team (ABT) and Illinois High School Scho...
by Captain Sinico
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 36495

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

This is at ICT? I'd love to play! Please note that I suck more now, but don't neg any less, so look out for that.
by Captain Sinico
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 61245

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

You chumps must have done something very wrong, because Chris Vicich and I are forming a team.
by Captain Sinico
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 14021

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I'm worthless and old, but a team might have some use for me. Send me offers!

If not, I'll wind up reading and writing editors' questions, and I think we can all agree none of us want that.
by Captain Sinico
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12936

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

I recall that the "You're a _____. Answer the following about your life." style of question began as a sardonic, ham-handed, and thus totally appropriate response to an ill-conceived crusade for more social history, the latter possibly led by one or both Wehrman brothers. The first such question I c...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

This Saturday, I had the great honor to direct this year's IHSSBCA/NAQT Illinois State Championship at the University of Illinois. Congratulations to our State Champions, the Knights of Auburn High School of Rockford (Cole Timmerwilke, Henry Roe, Ethan Strombeck - Coach Linda Greene!) Though underma...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

It's fixed now for me as well. Thanks! Since I can get back in again, I can see that "/" is rendering as "/" in both tournament names and descriptions. (Obviously not very important.) A couple other usage notes/suggestions, after using Neg5 to enter stats from paper scoresheets for a 40-team to...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I can't log in or view stats as of today. Is something down for maintenance?

Probably not relatedly, I had a tournament with a "/" in its name and comments section. That / got rendered properly sometimes and not others.
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

As Tom said, Auburn High School of Rockford overcame Hinsdale Central High School A in the 3rd and final game of a best-of-3 finals. Congratulations to the Knights for holding the Egan Trophy in a series of most thrilling games! It was a special honor for me to read them and direct the tournament of...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

The schedule is (at last, back once again!) up and available to view (and note that versions from earlier than 23:00 tonight will have the Phase I schedule correct, but the format substantially wrong!) If you spot any problems with it, let me know. Also, our plan is to use Neg5 for stats. Check thos...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

According to my calculations, the following schools are Small Schools per NAQT's definition and thus their teams are eligible for our Small School title on Saturday: Warrensburg-Latham (241) Morrison (246) Piasa Southwestern (370) Greenville (407) Macomb (434). (The parenthetical figures are the sch...
by Captain Sinico
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

Here are a couple answers to questions I've received recently: 1. "How hard is Division II SCT?" While I summarized this upthread relative to your average IS Set, and that's certainly instructive, you can get more information here . 2. "Is the 7 rounds just the initial part of the schedule?" Yes! We...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

It's less than a week before the start of the tournament, so let me update you. Please note that all the information up-thread is still useful and relevant and I'll avoid repeating it to the extent possible, so it's a good idea to give that another read. TRANSPORTATION The tournament is still in Dav...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016

I had a lot of fun directing yesterday's 2016 NAQT Midwest SCT at the University of Illinois, which featured very spirited, high-level play from some of the world's best, from the next generations at established power, and even from some brand new teams! Congratulations to the champions, University ...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016

Hi again everyone, Well, it's a little over a week before the start of the tournament, so let me update you all. Please note that all the information up-thread is still useful and relevant and I'll avoid repeating any of it, so it's a good idea to give that another read. LOGISTICS & TIMING Teams may...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

BlueDevil95 wrote:Can you try it now? It should be fixed.
Neat, that does seem to be fixed. Thanks!
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Captain Sinico wrote:I should also add that I can't change the scores from 0 in the newly afflicted games.
Also adding a new scoresheet can result in scored stuck on 0!
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I think I've hit upon a serious bug. In the stats for a tournament my team played (Mahomet Mini, if you can see it,) someone put the wrong team in a game and saved the scoresheet (don't ask me!) I have admin access to the tournament, so I tried to fix this by changing the team from the "Details" pa...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I think I've hit upon a serious bug. In the stats for a tournament my team played (Mahomet Mini 1/27/16, if you can see it,) someone put the wrong team in a game and saved the scoresheet (don't ask me!) I have admin access to the tournament, so I tried to fix this by changing the team from the "Deta...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

... III. MINOR FUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS:... *Auto-kill tossup if both teams have negged. ... I should note: I've used Neg5 to track my players' 0s in practice, which I score as a type of neg (one worth 0 points.) Obviously, two players negging isn't normally possible (in the usual sense of the word ne...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

That's excellent. Thanks again for all your work - this is already wonderful and can easily get even better! To my way of thinking, the ability to correct input errors is much more important than the ability to track bonus parts, so it might be worth it to shelve the latter for now if it helps get t...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 17
Views: 7169

NAQT Illinois State 2016: 2/13 @ Illinois (Urbana)

ANNOUNCEMENT I’m very pleased to announce that this year's NAQT Illinois State Championship will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois. This event is jointly hosted by the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team and Illinois High School Scholastic...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 171
Views: 101546

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I'm testing this out and it sure looks great! I'd like to suggest one thing. On the scoresheet page, you should add the ability to change already-entered scoring on a question. As it is now, making a mistake will almost always cause the scoresheet to be wrong in a way that's impossible to correct un...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016

Oops! I fixed that.
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Midwest SCT @ Illinois, 2/6/2016

ANNOUNCEMENT This year's NAQT Midwest Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. This event is hosted by the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team, with me, Mike Sorice, as tournament d...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "This Things I Believe"
Replies: 44
Views: 16575

Re: "This Things I Believe"

If I wanted to claim such inconsequential nonsense makes up the 5 most important things wrong with the game today, I'd probably never show my face again after, either!
by Captain Sinico
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Weekend Length
Replies: 16
Views: 5984

Re: Chicago Open Weekend Length

I'm less likely to play a Friday night event since it may keep me up late the day before the most important tournament, which is maybe not worth the risk. I don't understand the gist of this thread. If playing 4 events in a weekend tires you out, then play less - nobody's making you play all 4. It's...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Weekend Length
Replies: 16
Views: 5984

Re: Chicago Open Weekend Length

Contra that, I loved the schedule and I hope it stays where it is. There's no imperative to play everything if you don't want to or can't take it.
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Could High-Level College Quizbowl Stand to be Easier?
Replies: 25
Views: 9508

Re: Could High-Level College Quizbowl Stand to be Easier?

Jordan's got the distinction right: CO's for hard-ass hard questions that super-teams of hard-question-loving ballers struggle to eke out 18-19 PPBs on. As I said elsewhere, this year's was just about right with respect to difficulty. It could have been a bit easier, and might have suffered had it b...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 59158

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Thanks very much for such a great tournament, Stephen! To repeat what others have said: this is one of the best subject tournaments ever written and I hope you'll all read it if you haven't already.