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by jagluski
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 135938

Re: Swiss pairing, I would like to see it. After playing it for two years at HSNCT, I have to say I think it's a much better system than bracketed pools. It helps prevent stacked divisions (as were mentioned above) from skewing the results, and it makes the games much more intense on the whole. I k...
by jagluski
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 135938

Re: Yes, I'm totally out of the loop...

This tells you I haven't been to ICT since it was run at Chapel Hill... When did ICT go to a prelim bracket format? Whatever happened to power-matching every round all the time because of the inherent problems associated with "arbitrarily" assigning teams into divisions? Am I the only one who misse...
by jagluski
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 4244

Other advantages of the official hotel are 1) there is a free shuttle from the Metro to the hotel and 2) the hotel is owned by the state of Maryland, so there are no state taxes, which you will have to pay at any other hotel in the area. (1) is a good argument. (2) is not, since those taxes probabl...
by jagluski
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 4244

The hotel listed on the NAQT site is literally right on campus, albeit on the other side of said campus from where the tournament is. As far as price goes the special rate that NAQT has negotiated is pretty good, though you might be able to do better in one of the hotels farther away from campus. A...
by jagluski
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14410

Chris Frankel wrote:if the Harvard team that went 5-7 at SCT was playing at less than full strength, they should be in this group too.

This team was just two people; one was Paco and apologies to the other whose name I have forgotten.
by jagluski
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52905

Next, you entirely dodged my point. It wasn't that you were asking teams to staff on byes. I gladly scorekept both rounds that I was on bye, though other members of my team decided simply to watch our D2 teams or otherwise take a break. What I noted was that there was a house team, and that left yo...
by jagluski
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52905

As I mentioned earlier, I didn't attend, but one particular tossup I was told about from several different sources really stuck in my craw. There was a tossup on the University of Michigan (based on the affirmative action Supreme Court cases), whose leadin began to the effect of "This university's ...
by jagluski
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT East stats
Replies: 8
Views: 5646

You can still receive multiple bids to nationals if both of your teams qualify, Lawrence. (I.E. NAQT could invite Princeton B and Princeton C or whatever)
by jagluski
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 185304

Mr. Henry (and call me David) Oh well...my team from Loyola Academy will see you at NAQT nationals! Well then, as the logistics coordinator of the NAQT national tournament...I don't know if Loyola is planning to come to the Friday night scrimmage rounds, but Loyola and Brindlee Mountain should defi...
by jagluski
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284919

Joel: My health having vastly improved since last year, I or my assistant coach (Matt Laird, who also posts to this board) would be happy to moderate/score; whichever one isn't coaching our team. David Riley [email protected].org Coach Riley, glad to hear you're feeling better. Good luck to Loyola at the ...
by jagluski
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284919

2006 NAQT HSNCT

Good morning. As the logistics director of the 2006 NAQT HSNCT, I'm beginning to look for staff for the tournament to be held June 2-4 at the Crowne Plaza O' Hare. I know that several local Illinois high school players/coaches were staff for the tournament last year, and I believe that most of them ...
by jagluski
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC Results?
Replies: 12
Views: 6970

I am sure of the Duchamp question. As for the other one, I heard it from a teammate about a bonus, but I will look it up on the site. Please don't get me wrong. I don't mean to say that the Wash U question writers poorly research their questions. Actually, this goes to show the currency of the fact...
by jagluski
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284919

It will be a fun, competitive tournament, and a berth to the NAQT HSNCT is up for grabs. That's the big dance, folks. Last year 2 out of 3 Illinois teams attending ended up making the playoffs. Not speaking for NAQT, but, actually, there is more than one berth up for grabs(depending on field size)....
by jagluski
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 33880

In the NAQT finals we finally saw a team that could beat TJ A, and that is TJ A itself. I mean no disrespect to Lakeside; they definitely proved to be the second best team in the field. But, I find it hard to believe that a team could get that many negs against a team of the quality of Lakeside, an...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80938

Staff Team

The staff team featured:

Matthew Sherman of UCLA (Was a ICT Champ)
Ross Ritterman of Berkeley
Jim Puls of CMU
Erik Roth of Iowa
Scott Coon of ?
Colby Burnett of Northwestern
by jagluski
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

2005 NAQT ICT

2 Comments Relating to the HSNCT: 1) From talking to Stevenson(my alma mater), I get the impression that they will be playing at the HSNCT and dealing with graduation/Sunday when it comes. I was also at the ICT, helping run the D2 control room. 2) Any high school players or coaches who are intereste...
by jagluski
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

State Champs!

Congratulations to the alma mater, Stevenson High School, the 2005 Class AA State Champions!

Go Patriots!
by jagluski
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

[quote="ReinsteinD"]I actually think that most of the questions were pretty decent. There were a few awful ones that have already been mentioned above (don't forget the also known as Siddhartha Guatama tossup, the positive cosine in the third quadrant, and the large number of Illinois law questions)...
by jagluski
Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

Nope...no fight coming. I just wanted to make the point that maybe next time, you(he) shouldn't be so offended(for lack of a better word) when they pick against your team. The implication of his statement was "Well, we won one state title, how in the world could you not pick us to win our sectional?...
by jagluski
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

Yeah, except for the fact that he was right. There were a myriad of factors that contributed to the match. I'm not making excuses; we played extremely poorly. But I think if we replayed that match, the outcome would have been different. The problem is, that doesn't matter. You can't replay the match.
by jagluski
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

potato0328 wrote:i'm pretty sure our team would object to one of those specifically. but i guess we're gonna have to win another state tournament to get some respect.


If I were you, next time, I wouldn't count my chickens before they hatch.
by jagluski
Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 248037

As an alum from the Class of 2000, Congratulations to Stevenson!
by jagluski
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44849

Congratulations New Trier!

On behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis Academic Team and our annual WUHSAC Tournament, I would like to congratulate New Trier for their 9th place finish at PACE Nationals. You guys did a very good job and we're very happy for you. As an aside, as a former Illinois high school player(Ste...