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by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 54470

Re: Illinois '17-'18

The 2018 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet will be held at 6:00pm on April 14 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The awards banquet is open to the public and honors All-State players, Illinois State Champions, Hall of Fame Coaches, and the Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl. If...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2017-18
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2017-18

It's quite possible that the Masonic Set is done being used. If I don't hear otherwise, I will post it at the beginning of April.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Working on Illinois question sets
Replies: 11
Views: 6228

Re: Working on Illinois question sets

Thanks to the people who have already been in contact with me. We are now at the point where people are claiming questions, so now is a good time to contact me if you want to work on Masonic and/or Solo.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 10310

Re: The looming crisis

A few things to clarify about PACE, which as I already said should be a tangential part of this thread. First of all, I have already gotten feedback outside of this thread about my statement, "Keep in mind the main reason to be a PACE Member is because you are interested in promoting high school qui...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 10310

Re: The looming crisis

The main reason PACE doesn't add a lot of members each year is because not too many people are nominated. To some extent, this is PACE's fault for not nominating more people ourselves, but it's also the case that anybody can nominate anybody to be a PACE Member. It is possible that PACE has been too...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

Re: Masonics 2018

It looks like Rockford Auburn and Athens got 1st, and the Class 2A championship was Latin vs Urbana University Lab. If you have more information, please share.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Working on Illinois question sets
Replies: 11
Views: 6228

Re: Working on Illinois question sets

Other than Noah writing less, I endorse this thread. I will start writing questions for next year's Solo and Masonics in a few weeks, so contact me soon if you want to be able to choose which part of the distribution you will take. Solo does not pay at all, and Masonics does not pay much, but I am h...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 20501

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

My advice is to judge a company based on a few factors, which I have put in order from most to least important: 1) What the company does 2) How the company reacts when employees do something bad and whether it is proactive in this regard 3) What the CEO does 4) What board members do if the actions o...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 3
Views: 5384

Re: 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

March 1 is coming up soon, so get those applications written and make sure your reference writers know who they are.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

Re: Masonics 2018

by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

Re: Masonics 2018

The website has the results from all Sectionals.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

Re: Masonics 2018

Stevenson Sectional:
1. Stevenson
2. New Trier
3. Evanston
4. Buffalo Grove
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

Masonics 2018

Good luck to all teams! To follow the tournament go to the website . The Masons usually do a very good job putting up results within hours of them getting sent in. We are very fortunate to have the support of the Masons, who allow all teams to compete for free and allow many teams to make money by h...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 8113

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

There are a lot of reasons why moderators are slow, and slow moderators can destroy a tournament. Two common problems are moderators not enforcing timing rules and editorializing about the questions. Sometimes it is because a moderator is bad at reading things. With some people, the combination of r...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 31481

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

If somebody other than you gets a question, don't complain that it's a bad question or a bad clue, even if it is a bad question. If there is a protestable problem, then protest in an undramatic way. If it would be a protestable problem but you know the protest is going to be moot because your team i...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28367

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

As of now, we have identified 383 qualified teams, had 75 teams fill out the form to express interest, and received deposits from 41 teams.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 13630

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

My question: What are the leaders within this community doing to work on A and/or B? To be honest, there is nothing happening on a systemic organized level. The quizbowl organizations I have been part of and led try to be supportive of underrepresented people, and we welcome feedback through whatev...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35708

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It works if you click on the name of the tournament, but if you click on NAQT, which should go to the team's stats for the tournament, it always goes to https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/t ... ?team_id=1, which does not seem to have any information.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28367

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

Thanks for the heads up. That is now fixed.

The past NSCs link is also currently wrong and will be fixed soon.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28367

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

As of now, we have identified 349 qualified teams, had 70 teams fill out the form to express interest, and received deposits from 33 teams. If your team has not received an invitation but wants to play the NSC, send an email to [email protected].org. You can either request a wildcard spot or, if you...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28367

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

As of now, we have identified 264 qualified teams, had 62 teams fill out the form to express interest, and received deposits from 31 teams. We expect all of those numbers to increase significantly over the next month. We are not at the point where teams need to send in their deposit today to get a s...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Women in Sets
Replies: 14
Views: 12503

Women in Sets

With all the marches going on this weekend, I decided it was a good time to look at women showing up in question sets. I looked at two high school sets and did two things: 1) I counted how many times the answer was an actual male and an actual female and compared the two. 2) I made a list of all the...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing Well at MSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Re: Doing Well at MSNCT

IS-A Sets and other high school novice sets (but not FONS) are usually helpful to teams preparing for the MSNCT.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 3
Views: 5384

2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is proud to announce the Second Annual Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors. About Morgan Costa-Rhodes During her short time at Parkersburg High School, Morgan Costa-Rhodes achieved success in every area in which she was ...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Alternatives to the phrase "good quizbowl"
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Re: Alternatives to the phrase "good quizbowl"

I used to think that "educational quizbowl" was a good idea, but I'm willing to try Colin's idea of deep quizbowl. There isn't a perfect solution here. Anything with a positive connotation implies that other forms are inferior and thereby alienates fans of those other forms. Anything without a posit...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Africa and African Americans in Sets
Replies: 1
Views: 2369

Africa and African Americans in Sets

Since this is MLK Day weekend, I decided to go through a few sets and find how much content they had related to Africa and African Americans. That's two different subjects, but my lists combine them. I am not naming the sets here. My methodology was unprofessional, and I don't think any writers and ...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Common Link Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Common Link Questions

The biggest theoretical discussions on common link tossups on these forums took place ten years ago. That was very long ago, when most of you were young, so let's talk about common link tossups, which are an important part of quizbowl. There is not a clear definition of common link tossups, and one ...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2017-18
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2017-18

The Solo Set was mirrored at Southwestern (IL).
A set using the Masonic questions will be used at Belton and Mexico in Missouri in March.

EDIT: MOQBA will mirror the Solo questions in May.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: An inexperienced writer among experienced writers
Replies: 11
Views: 4790

Re: An inexperienced writer among experienced writers

It's impossible for people who were not part of the original discussion to determine whether Person A or Person B took the more appropriate approach with you, so instead of doing that I'm going to ramble about a few things to think about. Whenever people communicate, the communication takes place at...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Quizbowl 101
Replies: 0
Views: 4617

Quizbowl 101

I just want to make sure that everybody is aware of PACE's Quizbowl 101 . It's our place for an introduction to quizbowl. While the video and many of the articles cater to people new to quizbowl, the site also has ideas for practices that should be interesting to anybody and resources for people new...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2017-18
Replies: 1
Views: 2041

Re: PACE Officers 2017-18

Niki has decided to step down as our Director of Communications. Our new Director of Communications is Alex Damisch.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28367

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

Happy new year! We remind qualified teams to register soon if they have not already. We now have 42 teams registered, so we are close to half full. Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not qualified through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator,...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

Thanks to NAQT for posting the stats so quickly and for giving us some technical support during the tournament. Also, a big thanks to the staff listed above, who did a great job and made my job pretty easy. Also, it was great to see a lot of teams willing to compete on what is normally a vacation da...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

Standard Standings:
1. Palatine A
2. Fremd B
3. Evanston
4. Latin C
5. Latin B
6. Homewood-Flossmoor B

Full stats will be posted by NAQT at some point.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

Über-Competitive Standings:
1. Auburn
2. Miami Valley
3. Latin
4. Saint Joseph
5. Barrington and Fremd
7. Sandburg
8. Homewood-Flossmoor

Stats
by Deviant Insider
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

We now have 8 in the top division and 26 28 in the lower. I'll accept or waitlist teams based on whether or not they get us to an even number in each division.
by Deviant Insider
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

We now have a 7th in the Über-Competitive Division and are hoping for an 8th. It could be you!
by Deviant Insider
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

We're now at 6 and 24. I expect to stay there. We will add more Über-Competitive teams if and only if the number of teams is an even number. If somebody wants to add one team and be on a waitlist until another team adds or drops, that's fine.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

We now have five Über-Competitive and 24 Standard teams. It would be good to get one more Über-Competitive team. The Standard field is closed unless at least four more teams join.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/23/17) (WAO II & NAQT IS-171A)

If you want to enter, let me know this week. After that, I'll only take teams if I have enough staff. I have been following the private discussion forum for WAO II, and I am confident that this is a good set. The editors have been responsive to problems that existed when it was first played. If high...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 23051

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: May 26-27, Atlanta

I'm not worried about the system being gamed. It is in the interest of NAQT and the quizbowl community to have a fair tournament. To have that, the two fields should be fairly even in strength. Slight differences are not a big deal, because the last three of the ten preliminary matches that each tea...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

Thanks and congratulations to everybody who participated. This tournament ran smoothly because Jonah's program worked well, all the buzzers worked, and all the moderators were good. We'll put the Championship Results up soon. Ethan Strombeck won, and Kevin Kodama was second. Keep in mind that the qu...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

The pairings are now reasonable and won't be changed unless the field changes. I am attaching a schedule in case anybody wants to spend the next 36 hours filling out their bracket, though due to file size issues it's not pretty. No betting please.
by Deviant Insider
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

If there are any issues with your roster or with the staffing list above, please let me know immediately. If you are a student, you should both tell me and tell your coach to tell me. Issues include too many or too few students, the wrong students, name misspellings, missing class years, or incorrec...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

You can follow the tournament here . Please keep in mind that we test the system a little bit before the tournament. Because of that, you may see some dummy results. We are aware of them, and they will be gone when the tournament starts. Similarly, the process of seeding this tournament will take pl...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 10115

Re: FONS III

Has there been any constructive criticism based on past iterations of this set, and are any adjustments being made to the writing and editing of this year's set due to that criticism?
by Deviant Insider
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

We now have an opening, and there is a good chance we will have another one or two very soon. On October 18, I will give away open spots to standbys, so claim the spot soon if you want it.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

Two One openings

We're full again.

We still need more moderators.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

Full again. That being said, anybody who gets on the waitlist soon will have a very good chance of getting in.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Scobol Solo October 28, 2017 (IL)

We now have one opening.