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by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 9712

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

Thanks to Ms. Greene and Auburn for running this tournament - it was indeed very well-run. For the most part, I thought the question set was easily one of the best we've played on all year although there were a few clunkers and a very noticeable amount of repeats. It should be noted we were without ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Kickoff
Replies: 24
Views: 4464

Re: IHSSBCA Kickoff

Wheaton North, Über-Competitive (18): Auburn A, Auburn B, Carmel A, Fremd A, IMSA A, IMSA B, Latin A, Libertyville, Loyola A, Maine South A, Metea Valley A, New Trier, OPRF A, St. Ignatius A, Stevenson A, WWS A, Wauconda A, Wheaton North A. This division will do 3 brackets of 6, then a rebracket to...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 27328

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

Jane Fairfax wrote:1. Usman Haseeb
2. Ryan Malis
3. Jared Deveau
Fixed.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2587

Re: General Discussion

This was, as everyone has said, a very good housewrite and I thank you for that. Here are a few of my comments/minor quibbles as well: Rd 3 bonus 16, you might consider adding a prompt on just elasticity since the bonus part already mentioned change in demand with respect to price. I don't take econ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 55112

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

Thanks to Garb et al. for putting on this tournament.
jonah wrote:Stats: prelims playoffs
Carbondale's stats deserve a looking at.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13611

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

Loyola clinches it after 18, 390-260.

Loyola wins 380-290.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13611

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

120-90 Loyola after 5.

230-150 Belvidere after 10.

300-265 Loyola after 15.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13611

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

Gus Honeybun wrote:Loyola is currently beating Belvidere North 180-170 at half in the first game of a disadvantaged final.
Loyola won the first game 380-290 , forcing a 2nd game.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13611

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

Loyola is currently beating Belvidere North 180-170 at half in the first game of a disadvantaged final.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57695

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

Papa's in the House wrote:We will be running a mirror of this in whichever month it actually takes place. I would prefer to run it on 12/3, but if it moves to January, we will run it on 1/29.

EDIT: Date change to avoid conflict.
Is the January Sunday date intentional or do you mean 1/28?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 13143

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

I was bored, so I aggregated nationals stats for the players in this league: Player HSNCT PPG/PACE PPG Team A: Budapest Control ---Total: 35.68 1. Rohan Achar, Solon High School, Solon, OH 35.68/--- 2. Matt Duchan, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC ---/--- 3. Ketan Jha, Walt Whitman High Sch...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 17826

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Tommy Tutone 2 wrote:I'd like to thank Dave Madden for hosting this, it was a great time.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 17826

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Fracas from Caracas beat the Calatravas by some margin.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 90236

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

YOU NOW NEED TO RANK TEAMS BASED ON THE MERIT OF THEIR NAME-MOVIE PORTMANTEAUS
GO GO GO GO GO
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 41272

Re: Illinois '11-'12

That one Ashok? Asoka? kid from like 5 years ago back before good quizbowl happened's brother was there too, so IIRC and he went to WWS, then they sent at least 1.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 41272

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Fremd had >0.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 41272

Re: Illinois '11-'12

*Champaign Centennial (I keep forgetting if Chris Olsen is returning or not; at various points this year, I was convinced he was both a junior and a senior. At any rate, Coach Garcia is developing a good program) Oh yeah, I forgot about Chris Olsen despite playing being on the same team for like 3 ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5884

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

While I was ranking teams in the Iillinois thread, I thought I should stop by here and lend an outsiders' thoughts to your discussion. Let me preface this by saying I do not know much about the remaining talent in the Ohio circuit, as the excellent slew of players such as Jim Coury, Joe Nutter, and ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 41272

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Next year looks like a promising one for Illinois quizbowl. Even with some promising players leaving (Andrew, Ben, Kevin, and Greg namely), there are still many great teams as well as some rising threats. So what teams from Illinois do you guys think will be the most successful? I'll throw in my $0...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22892

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Just edited the distribution slightly. Now at 22 tossups per packet. Presumably I'll get someone to edit this who won't be playing, solely for the purpose of making sure that we don't have repeats in the answer lines, not for actual, like, real editing. If this is truly just like what you want inst...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon May 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT MSNCT
Replies: 59
Views: 20138

Re: 2011 NAQT MSNCT

Is this the first national tournament ever, at any level, to have a median bonus conversion above 15 (I compute 17.25)? That's really impressive on the part of both NAQT and all the participating teams. [countdown to CHRZ post about how this proves HSNCT questions should be easier...] Does anyone k...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?
Replies: 33
Views: 4566

Re: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?

52 sports questions There are 17 sports questions. PC_Sports 40 26 / 26 1.7 / 1.7 26+26=52? That's pop culture plus sports. Look at the subdistributions. Also, if you've played these sets, you know that there are not 52 sports questions. Ah, I made the same mistake as Jonah. Still, 52 pop culture c...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?
Replies: 33
Views: 4566

Re: Are certain categories likely to produce difficulty cliffs?

NoWayItsTanay wrote:
jonah wrote: 52 sports questions
There are 17 sports questions.
PC_Sports 40 26 / 26 1.7 / 1.7
26+26=52?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 15023

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

in the general sense, of tournaments intended to be normal difficulty for high school teams and the success of accomplishing that, these tournaments are too difficult (unless having the average ppb be well below 15 is acceptable, but I heavily disagree with that). First, I'd like to note that I'm n...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 15023

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I'm going to say that I fully support what William Horton is saying here. I agree with the subsequent posters that there already is to somewhat a variety of difficulty levels and it would be beneficial to attempt to better categorize these, but I think that's not going far enough to truly mitigate t...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 9086

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

I'm not complaining about knowing what this set asked about. I should probably expect to know over 95% of the tossup answer lines at any given "regular" high school tournament. But that doesn't mean you can't find some new clues for an accessible tossup answer--in fact, I thought that's what questi...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 2 @ Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL: 4/23/11
Replies: 28
Views: 8204

Re: ATROPHY 2 @ Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL: 4/23/11

Thanks to Brad/Kristin et al. for running this tournament.

Since stats aren't out yet, I'll note we were without Marcel.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 6201

Re: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament

Thanks to Donald et al. for running this tournament.
dtaylor4 wrote:Morgan Venkus and Brian McBride won the doubles event over DJ Germano and Daniel Thirman.
Matt McBride.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)
Replies: 26
Views: 8951

Re: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (5/7/11)

Chametz wrote:I'd just like to point out that this now conflicts with the only SAT date that doesn't conflict with IHSA Regionals or NSC.
Yeah, this seems pretty important as a Junior who has not taken the SAT yet, but the fact that
jonah wrote:given the date change I can't staff after all. Sorry.
might outweight that.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 72679

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Hey, so the "Winkler et al." team now consists solely of myself, Nolan Winkler, and Dan Donohue due to cancellations and schedule fuck-ups. So, if there are any free agents or if any teams have extra players that might want to team up, you can e-mail one of us at MoWinkla (at) Gmail (dot) com or Da...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 72679

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Hey, so the "Winkler et al." team now consists solely of myself, Nolan Winkler, and Dan Donohue due to cancellations and schedule fuck-ups. So, if there are any free agents or if any teams have extra players that might want to team up, you can e-mail one of us at MoWinkla (at) Gmail (dot) com or Dan...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My Problem List
Replies: 15
Views: 4670

Re: My Problem List

yes, finals packets shouldn't be egregiously harder than the rest of the set but you should still keep in mind that most likely the best teams will be playing them and the gradiation should accordingly have more respect paid to it there is no way to determine which packet is in fact "the finals pac...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My Problem List
Replies: 15
Views: 4670

Re: My Problem List

I will post a more comprehensive critique of the set later - since singling out single tossups is usually not the best practice although I will make an exception for this due to its importance in deciding the champion of sets played on your tournament - (keeping in mind that our field was probably o...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10248

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011

I don't have my notebook on me, but I'm gonna assume that our Rd 4 game was not actually Loyola A 270, St. Ignatius 200 but probably a typo from 370-300 based on our seeming 12.7 &14.4 ppbs that round.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10248

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011

One more thing: This was going to be told to us regardless of whether or not Nolan was going to bring it up, yes? Yeah, if anything I'm most upset/disappointed that despite your claim of telling Greg Gauthier "about this a while ago", there seems to have been no effort/attempt to inform teams, coac...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10248

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011

So, is there some sort of way that the fact that packets increase in difficulty progressively throughout the tournament is going to be accounted for? You know, since this is a round-robin or is it just going to be luck of the draw as to the difficulty of the packet that you play against x team? EDIT...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10248

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl 29 Jan 2011

OK, this time I'm pretty sure we actually do have our final field. A last informational e-mail will go out to coaches with my contact information for the day of the tournament later this week. E-mail with any questions! Word of mouth says that this tournament is now using the Dorman set instead of ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 62820

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Geringer wrote:One of my Donald Taylor questions also had an aside referencing "idiot coaches" that somehow eluded my editing.
That's amazing.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima, Wilmette IL (1/22/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 3365

Re: Loyola Ultima, Wilmette IL (1/22/11)

jonah wrote:But not much later.

Stats: prelims, playoffs, overall
I don't know if there actually is a playoffs report or not, but at the moment both the playoffs and the overall links are overall reports.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 62820

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I would like to thank the moderators who read at the Knights' Challenge yesterday - Tom Egan, Brad Fischer, Kristin Strey, David Riley, Dayne Rogers, Danielle Long, Tyler Kerr, Paul Gutowski, and Kyle Anderson, as well as current varsity players Abid Haseeb, Samantha George, Saad Sheikh, Alex Coope...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21236

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

4/23 seems to be the vastly preferable (in regards to being able to show up) date for the forming Illinois contingency.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 72679

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

If you could tentatively add a team of something like myself, Ben Carbery, Dan Donohue, and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST to the list, that'd be great. We'd be able to bring 2 buzzers.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 12199

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

Your Cup of Robust Tea wrote:The 6 teams will be decided by the 4 pool winners + 2 remaining teams with highest PPB.
Do you mean straight up highest ppb or record then highest ppb?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 12199

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

2 Questions:

A) ACF Finals this year?

B) How are ties being broken?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18859

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

Prelims Playoffs Combined The PACE qualification emails stemming from this tournament were sent about four weeks ago. Next time, please check with your coach before making such statements. Considering the fact that the website seemingly is not/has not been updated, there would be no way to know tha...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18859

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

Yeah, it takes more than 48 hours for a tournament to be reviewed for certification. I'd suggest asking George Berry, the head of the certification committee, via email about the status of tournaments in the future. Edit: Actually, more than 23 hours, which is the time period from the final stats b...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NT & PORTA Scobol Solo 11/20/10
Replies: 51
Views: 47848

Re: NT & PORTA Scobol Solo 11/20/10

Image
Free at Solo.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 2671

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS - Certified Staffers Wanted

jonah wrote:I'll staff, and am happy to either read or do stats.