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by mlaird
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13462

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

Loyola C would like to be #24 if you get the staff.
by mlaird
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - Loyola Academy Minnesota Novice Mirror - 10/8/11
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Loyola Academy (IL) Minnesota Novice Mirror - 10/8/11

Field (as of 8/31/11):
Loyola A
St. Viator
Fenton

Waitlist:
Loyola B
Loyola C
by mlaird
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - Loyola Academy Minnesota Novice Mirror - 10/8/11
Replies: 3
Views: 851

CANCELLED - Loyola Academy Minnesota Novice Mirror - 10/8/11

EDIT 9/26/11 - This tournament has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. Rockford (Auburn) is going to attempt to use this set at their F/S and Novice tournament in January. Loyola Academy is hosting a mirror of the Minnesota Novice Tournament, to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The entry ...
by mlaird
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota High School Novice Tournament - 3.24
Replies: 20
Views: 8265

Re: Minnesota High School Novice Tournament

Hey, we are hosting this. How many packets are you guys writing?
by mlaird
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 40725

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Moving Day wrote:I expect this player to start immediately for Barrington High School's varsity team.
Do you expect Barrington's coach to take them to tournaments this year, though?
by mlaird
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 6056

Re: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament

I'll be there to read anyways, so I guess I'll do this.
by mlaird
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61717

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

All-State Teams for this year: Class A 1st Team All-State Alex Kling - Chicago (Latin) Cheryl Wassenaar - Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) Christofer Hamilton - Rockford (Keith Country Day) David York - Litchfield Greg Dzuricsko - Lisle Justin Brooks - Petersburg (PORTA) Michael Swartz - Lisle Pete...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61717

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

On a related note, there seemed to be just a ton of comp math. I think the rooms I read for happened to hit every math bonus, so it felt like the math just wouldn't stop. Has anyone ever suggested that there be less of it? The problem is that every time a non-comp question is converted (which is at...
by mlaird
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13950

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Dan-Don wrote:Being good on staff (for the time being), I need to know if WUSTL and Chicago want in. Let me know by mid-week, as Auburn very much wants to be added to the field.
Are you counting me as staff for Loyola? Because I'll be there, and it would be silly to not use me.
by mlaird
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61717

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I was referring to your reaction of surprise toward the "Anti-NAQT revolt" which I am sure is due to some of the reasons I stated that I don't like NAQT. I don't know much about other areas using NAQT, but from what I have seen many teams just throw their pencils on the table once the math comp cat...
by mlaird
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 100
Views: 45084

Re: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)

What do the brackets look like for this tournament? We only got our own teams' brackets in our folder.
by mlaird
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11988

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

Auburn 515, IMSA 130
by mlaird
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11988

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

350-305 Deveau final. A lot of ridiculous powers from Andrew in the second half.
by mlaird
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11988

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

175-165 Seven Lakes at half.
by mlaird
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11988

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

About to read Seven Lakes A vs. St. Ignatius. Will post updates.
by mlaird
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11988

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

Live stats? Any chance, people who are in the stats room?
by mlaird
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Distribution Form
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Packet Distribution Form

I think what Bryce posted is mostly for people who reuse questions for different types of sets, like the large companies that aren't NAQT and HSAPQ do. That way they tailor their sets to specific needs of customers, rather than just putting out a 15 round set with a set distro and format. This is wh...
by mlaird
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51185

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

cornfused wrote:That's what "not unlike" means - they didn't, and neither did we.
That's litotes, holmes. Know your literary devices.
by mlaird
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51185

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Or you could just let Greg and I keep our spot that we registered for many months in advance, playing with the two new people that Greg described above. This is not unlike what Steven Canning's team just did. Greg and I never asked to be removed from the field and we never said we weren't going to f...
by mlaird
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51185

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

With regards to Carbery, he's leaving our team and striking out on his own, and Brad is simply leaving our team since he apparently is busy having a baby or whatever. So I guess Peterson and I are looking for two more? Anybody who knows any sports would be great to have, but we'll take anyone who wi...
by mlaird
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113601

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Edward Powers wrote:I am pretty sure that his precise address is fredmorlanNOSPAMHERE@gmail.com

The beepboopbeep or whatever he wrote probably caused the bounce.
I am pretty sure the beepboopbeep was to prevent internet spam robots from stealing his email. But now they can.
by mlaird
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17240

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Everything is going well in Illinois. We did have a brief issue with some players having already heard a packet that they shouldn't have heard, but that's been resolved. The Enemies of Turok-Colby Burnett, Brian Hight, and Jeremy White- are putting up just over 500ppg. Sorice Brutality-Mike Sorice,...
by mlaird
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17240

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Yeah, I will be there, and will probably team up with at least David Riley and Mike Laudermith. We'll find someone else to be on our team too, since Egan wants to make sure you don't break his school.
by mlaird
Wed May 12, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17240

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I will show up to this.
by mlaird
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE freelance packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: DOKTRINE freelance packets

mlaird wrote:I will happily produce one.
Yeah, actually, I don't think this is going to happen. Sorry, dude.
by mlaird
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE freelance packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: DOKTRINE freelance packets

I will happily produce one.
by mlaird
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7542

Re: IHSA Finals

I am told that "IMSA is beating Auburn halfway through an impossible, bad packet." Maybe it is a made up packet from leftover replacements and some old answers plus rounds or something. This is not unheard of apparently.
by mlaird
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Finals
Replies: 72
Views: 7542

Re: IHSA Finals

They should be appearing here: but they aren't yet? Maybe he isn't getting phone reception? He managed to last year. Maybe he was kicked out for being an NAQT spy.
by mlaird
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71090

Re: Illinois '09-'10

IHSSBCA All-State Teams are here. This was voted on by people across the state. The statistics used for this included IHSA-format tournaments as well as traditional quizbowl. Really, nominators could put whatever they wanted on there as long as it wasn't from a solo or subject-specific (e.g. Science...
by mlaird
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16295

Re: February Poll

So Top Five Teams overlooked in February poll? My vote: 1. Niles West - Never knew they were that good but you don't beat Ig without being a premier team. 2. Mahomet Seymour - Triumphed to take down the Regional at Champaign Centennial, the premier scholastic bowl program in east central Illinois. ...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12796

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Yeah, I read for regionals at WWS yesterday, and I'll also be doing sectionals. How could we get this far in the thread without mentioning the best answer line of the night (and a great screenname), about none other than the leading pioneer in Family and Consumer Science, Ellen Swallow Richards ? D...
by mlaird
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10540

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

So Loyola got the shaft by pulling Niles North via geography. At least they get until the Regional Finals to get used to the (likely) crappy questions.

EDIT: Also, what the hell Glenwood Regional. I don't think I've ever seen one more messed up than that.
by mlaird
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16295

Re: February Poll

Dan-Don wrote:Why can't the points be shared? This is an unofficial poll. This is my opinion. I think it makes things more interesting.
This sounds waaaay too much like the IHSA policy of having 3, 4, and 5 part bonuses.
by mlaird
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: February Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 16295

Re: February Poll

1. Auburn
2. Stevenson
3. Ignatius
4. Loyola
5. OPRF
6. Carbondale
7. Lisle
8. Niles North
9. Naperville Central
10. WWS
by mlaird
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up
Replies: 80
Views: 10540

Re: IHSA Sectional assignments are (finally) up

Following this announcement, the IHSSBCA has made All-Sectional/All-State nomination forms available on its website. Nomination form Rules & Procedures If you are interested in being an All-State selector representing your sectional, please contact me at <<mlaird1 -at- gmail.com>> for info. I alread...
by mlaird
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why we can't have nice things
Replies: 141
Views: 20898

Re: Why we can't have nice things

Hm, I think part of the problem is the fact that there aren't writers that will write for this format. I think, if some of us could do some pro bono Masonic style question writing, we could increase the quality of quizbowl within that region. I'm not entirely sure what the distribution of Masonic i...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10
Replies: 70
Views: 7503

Re: Fremd Varsity & Frosh/soph 1/23/10

I am more interested if there were any particularly harrowing stories to be related about the in-house moderators which were invariably used for the playoffs at this tournament. Since "district employees" have to be given preference over outside moderators due to contractual issues with D211's union...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: yo NAQT: what happened to Klepsydra?
Replies: 1
Views: 689

yo NAQT: what happened to Klepsydra?

Wasn't this supposed to happen? For those of you out of the loop, here is the most in-depth explanation:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7669&start=0#p131412
by mlaird
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?
Replies: 69
Views: 10646

Re: NAQT: Who You Attempting to Fool?

Pardon my ignorance, and maybe this question is addressed somewhere on this message board, but... what exactly is the "blurt rule"? I am thinking that it might be similar to the "non-responsive" rule used at some tournaments here in Georgia. Cathy Hirsch Coach Central Gwinnett H.S. If a player buzz...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 44057

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

Yo Anant, email me too, cause I can read.
by mlaird
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13301

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

What was the question source that year? Given the use of the ACF Regionals set, I don't think they'll have time to sort out questions by category according to what we choose. Maybe they will; I don't know. The source was old Panasonic questions, which have an extremely easy to sort category line fo...
by mlaird
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71090

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Knight's Challenge is this weekend, isn't it? I have it on my schedule. Is there a field? There wasn't an official announcement, was there?
by mlaird
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT
Replies: 106
Views: 13301

Re: Team Illinois Tryouts for NASAT

But it is not absolutely necessary that you be nominated by your coach: you may put yourself forth as a candidate regardless of team affilliation or coach representation, as long as you are from an Illinois high school.
by mlaird
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat XII
Replies: 93
Views: 44057

Re: Northwestern Wildcat XII

I can moderate for this.
by mlaird
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity (12/19/2009) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 133
Views: 71282

Re: New Trier Varsity (12/19/2009) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)

Yo, how is rebracketing being handled at this tournament? How many teams are going to be in contention after lunch? I'm trying to make my picks for my bookie.
by mlaird
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)
Replies: 106
Views: 25409

Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Dude, like I said before, you can count me in as a reader if you need one, or a player if you need one.
by mlaird
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13014

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010

I'll staff. But you already knew that, didn't you?
by mlaird
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103847

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

I don't quite understand these "conversion statistics". The top of the column says "dead rooms". Does that mean that out of 32 rooms, only 3 of them managed to get a question on Maupassant? and only three got Turandot? And only one person could answer a question about The Adoration of the Magi?
by mlaird
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)
Replies: 106
Views: 25409

Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

I'll play or staff, whichever you need me for to balance out things.
by mlaird
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Season Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 6708

Re: Early Season Poll

1. Auburn
2. Loyola
3. Carbondale
4. Ignatius
5. Stevenson
6. OPRF
7. Lisle
8. BG
9. Hobo
10. New Trier