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by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 7281

SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

The first SCOP MS set is available for mirroring from January 2015 through April 2015. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 5 set (hence the confusing numbering), and will use many of the same questions as that set does (see "Difficulty" below). SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most fro...
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 16221

SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

SCOP's fifth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from mid-October 2014 through April 2015. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Previous years' questions are posted in the archive . The set includes eleven rou...
by TheDoctor
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6908

Re: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014

And it just increased again to 21. We will only increase the field again if it gets us all the way to 24, with enough staff to accommodate two additional game rooms.
by TheDoctor
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6908

Re: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014

With two more interested teams and some extra staff, we have increased the field to 18.
by TheDoctor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6908

Re: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014

Despite our previously announced field cap, we are closing the field pending confirmation from three teams that will bring our total up to 16. A waitlist will be kept open in case of last-minute cancellations.
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 68763

Re: Illinois '13-'14

This Urn Is So Grecian wrote:I'm not sure who CCA is.
CCA is a homeschooling association.
by TheDoctor
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 22509

Re: 2014 IHSA

And to Litchfield, Class A champs!
by TheDoctor
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6908

Re: ATROPHY V @ Northern Illinois University: April 26, 2014

This post will be kept updated with a current field. Registered: 21 Auburn A, B, C Belvidere North Bloomington A, B, C Classical Consortium Academy The Country Bears Fenton Keith Country Day School Latin Mantis Shrimp Palatine School for Norse Children Raiders of the Lost Ank A, B Springfield St. Jo...
by TheDoctor
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Our last mirror has been played. The questions are now cleared for public discussion. The set will be available soon in the tournament database. Thank you to everyone who hosted and played.
by TheDoctor
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Huskie Bowl Cancelled

BELLOCO Due to the set's proposed distribution, in particular, we at NIU simply don't feel that Bellarmine's set is likely to be truly accessible to the kind of teams we expect and hope to attract. The Huskie Bowl was placed where it was--in the middle of Illinois and an hour out of Chicago--for a ...
by TheDoctor
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Huskie Bowl Cancelled

The Huskie Bowl has been cancelled for this year due to a lack of available sets. ATROPHY will still be run on schedule , with a very slight increase in fees; ATROPHY has been supported in the past by the excess funds from the Huskie Bowl, and the club cannot support losing Huskie Bowl revenue while...
by TheDoctor
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Thanks. Good luck with your actual tournaments this year :)
by TheDoctor
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Repeated attempts to contact Virginia Tech about their proposed mirror have met with no response, so I am assuming that that tournament will not happen. That area is again open for a mirror.
by TheDoctor
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror at University of Connecticut
Replies: 8
Views: 5158

Re: SCOP Novice Mirror at University of Connecticut

Any chance we could get round report enabled on those?
by TheDoctor
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

The set has been through its first round of mirrors. A few typos have been addressed for future mirrors. Conversion rates are high across the board; if you're looking for a novice set for any tournament through early 2014, please keep us in mind.
by TheDoctor
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Completed Mirrors Bellarmine College Prep , CA, 12 October 2013 Dorman HS , SC, 12 October 2013 Hoover HS , AL, 12 October 2013 Hunter College HS , NY, 12 October 2013 Richard Montgomery HS , MD, 12 October 2013 Detroit Catholic Central HS , MI, 19 October 2013 Illinois (IHSSBCA Novice) (at Auburn,...
by TheDoctor
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6375

SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

SCOP's fourth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from mid-October 2013 through the end of January 2014. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by Brad Fischer and myself. Previous years' questions are posted in the archive . The set has e...
by TheDoctor
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

Stats Thanks Jonah, and thanks to everyone who played and staffed today. The tournament couldn't have run without Danielle Long, Jonah Greenthal, Alec Krueger, Adam Smith, tournament director Brad Fischer, and coaches Laudermith, Dillon, Greene, Prince, and Peterson. Congratulations to IMSA and tha...
by TheDoctor
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

St Viator has registered, so there is one spot remaining between us and 16 teams.
by TheDoctor
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 6877

Re: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)

It will. We'd been in communications with a possible late mirror, but that seems to have fallen through. The set should be posted soon.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament X
Replies: 9
Views: 4444

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament X

Full stats are available under the "Stat reports" header on the right side of this page.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17348

Re: IHSA 2013

Flight in this context means "division" or "pool."

Since the only site that will ever use these questions has played, the answer to your question is yes.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17348

Re: IHSA 2013

Keith wins the Keith sectional on points scored against fellow 2-1 teams Morrison and Newman Central Catholic.
by TheDoctor
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17348

Re: IHSA 2013

the Advisory Committee did a good job last year moving forward on several issues. I rather expect that this is, at the very least, a contributing cause of the overall reaction to the questions. For the first time, the format at Regionals felt comfortingly familiar. Long timing rules still caused ma...
by TheDoctor
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17348

Re: IHSA 2013

Apart from general problems with clue-ordering and poor answer selection throughout the Regional questions, literature stands out to me as a particularly weakly edited category this year. Several questions (see Wilde and Goethe) contain clues that almost solely pertain to a single work, and which on...
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17348

Re: IHSA 2013

Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:The questions will never be posted.
But maybe someday they'll be among the ACTUAL REAL QUESTIONS in the Scholastic Bowl section of the IHSA Peak Performance Center.
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

Re: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

I would like to clarify that the director for this tournament is Brad Fischer. Please do not email me with any questions, as I will be unable to answer them. You may direct questions to [email protected] or to Brad's personal account.
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University (20 April 2013)

Northern Illinois University's Quiz Bowl Association will host the fourth annual April Tournament Run On Pennies, Halfpence, and Yen on 20 April 2013. This year's tournament will mirror 2013 BHSAT , and will use standard format. The tournament is open to all teams. Schools can register up to two tea...
by TheDoctor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT 2013 Available for Spring Hosts
Replies: 11
Views: 5755

Re: Yale's BHSAT 2013 Available for Spring Hosts

Is there no thread for the Northern Illinois University Host site? If we want to sign up do we just email Brad Fischer and will he tell us the details? Thanks. :grin: User was reminded to enable a signature. --the mgmt This has just been brought to my attention, and a thread has been posted .
by TheDoctor
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Congratulations to IMSA A, who went undefeated in the Competitive Division, and to IMSA B, who was undefeated in the Standard Division. Congratulations, also, to our runners up, Loyola and St Viator A. Standings are as follows: Competitive 1. IMSA A 2. Loyola 3. Tristan Willey 4. Smith School of Ben...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Rockford Auburn has been admitted to the field because they offered a moderator with their teams, allowing us to stretch the field slightly. Keith B has been forced to drop, so we can accommodate one more team in the Standard Division. If your team is likely to field more than 7 players, please cons...
by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13
Replies: 13
Views: 4108

Re: Keith Invitational Tournament (Rockford, IL) - 1/21/13

I'll leave the full congraulating to the TDs, but for now, congratulations to Barrington Station A, who went undefeated in the playoffs to win. The playoff stats are here , and the combined stats for the full day are here . The playoff stats include the games carried over from the morning that teams...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

The tournament will use Chattahoochee's housewrite instead of HSAPQ spring. The initial post has been changed to reflect both this and the lower entry fee resulting from the use of a less expensive set. Thank you to the coaches and players who provided feedback and helped us find a new set while we ...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

B teams have been admitted to the field, and the field has been closed.
by TheDoctor
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

We will be switching sets to avoid the massive conflict with Wheaton North's tournament. I will post further details after I have contacted teams about the changes later tonight.

The field will be updated tonight, and will likely be finalized within the next few days.
by TheDoctor
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

An alert to teams already signed up:

The HSAPQ set that will be used in this tournament is going to be played at Wheaton North's F/S tournament on 26 Jan. If any team from your school is going to play at Wheaton North on the 26th, I ask that you choose not to participate in the Huskie Bowl.
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Just a reminder that B teams will be added to the field this Friday (18 Jan). Given staffing concerns, this will effectively close the field, so get your registrations in by Friday if you're interested in attending.
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me

I will also state that we stand by our rating of the GSAC set. Furthermore, as I mentioned in my e-mail to Mr. Reinstein, we also felt that Solo was a good set with many excellent questions, but it fell just short of the exemplary status due to the question length and tossup difficulty. The problem...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: The PACE Question Set Certification Program and Me

This confused me, as well. I don't see the GSAC set as having significantly fewer faults than this year's Solo, and I'm still baffled by exactly what distinguishes an "above average" set from an "exemplary" one for those operating the program. What I am seeing happen is really only a confirmation of...
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn @ Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) 12/15/12
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: Loyburn @ Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) 12/15/12

Statistics for the Playoffs and the games Combined are now posted. Congratulations to Loyola, who won in a 2-game final over "Smith School of Benchwarming"

1. Loyola
2. Smith School of Benchwarming
3. IMSA A
4. Stevenson A
by TheDoctor
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Detroit Catholic Central Novice Tournament 12/8 SCOP Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 3484

Re: Detroit Catholic Central Novice Tournament 12/8 SCOP Mirror

Please remember not to discuss question content until the set is cleared in February. If you have any comments or suggestions about specific questions, please notify me by email at [email protected].
by TheDoctor
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

The Northern Illinois University Huskie Bowl is happening this year on Saturday 2 February 2013. As in past years, we will host a Competitive division for extremely experienced teams as well as a Standard division. Both divisions will use Chattahoochee High School's housewrite . The tournament is in...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 26648

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

These easy parts are not for you and until I see someone make the same complaint who did not score over 15 points per bonus, I have to take a page from the esteemed Yuri Vinokurov and respond to comments like "insultingly easy," "laughably easy," and the like by rolling my eyes and saying "that doe...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program
Replies: 13
Views: 4270

Re: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program

The criteria for exemplary sets are described in the first post. What I'm asking for is something less general than what is posted above. What is given is: 1. Difficulty control - is this set at the announced difficulty or easier? Does it avoid excessively hard material? Regardless of its stated di...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program
Replies: 13
Views: 4270

Re: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program

Has any set been deemed exemplary? I'm curious about this, too, as a quick browse of the boards and your site don't seem to turn up a record of any evaluated sets. Also, is there a sense of what "exemplary" even means? Is it something like "this is one of the one or two best sets produced this year...