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by mlaird
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Well, unfortunately, I'm certain that Mrs. Kidd does not know all of these things, and won't seed according to which players won't be there. I'm also pretty certain WN will be seeded uncharacteristicly high.
by mlaird
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

No offense to Viator but why are they on this list? OK, they aren't great sans Dan-Don, but who else can go up there? The only team that I probably should've included was Culver A, because I wasn't thinking. If I take Viator off the list then I have to take WWS off too (they had a lower bonus conve...
by mlaird
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Why is Stevenson not on the list? I know Kevin was on here asking about Kickoffs, so I thought they'd be coming. If I had to make 10 brackets, these are probably the teams that should be split up: Stevenson (assuming they come) Loyola A Auburn A Lisle New Trier A St. Ignatius Fremd A Wheaton Warrenv...
by mlaird
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Just so you all know: this is what our state organization is spending your tax dollars on: http://www.ihsa.org/announce/2009-10/2009-11-10.htm Also, in more relevant news, if you are a "Scholastic Bowl" player in addition to participating in another IHSA sanctioned activity, you might consider apply...
by mlaird
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103909

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Malis (morning champ), kreb, deveau, sy, server, Greg d., Isa d., Jeremiah (desperation shot champ)
by mlaird
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103909

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Deveau def. Monk to go to championship. More results forthcoming when Andrew comes back with a report.
by mlaird
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103909

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Still undefeated after 11 rounds: Christian Kreb (LA), Kevin Malis (Stev).
One loss: steve server, Greg d., Isa d, zach b, Lloyd, Ben carbury, deveau, Jeremiah, Ben ch., Quinn r (some of these might have two losses).
by mlaird
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT host call?
Replies: 22
Views: 3475

Re: NAQT host call?

tk447 wrote:
Matthew D wrote:Any word on the host city yet?
I heard from someone who may or may not work for NAQT that you should probably book tickets to Chicago again.
by mlaird
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Hey folks, a little bit of a change of subject here: My team has a few questions about writing for the turnabout. From what I understand, the questions should be 4-6 liners, and the distro is standard IHSA. In that Aegis guide Matt Laird posted it said we should avoid 3 part bonuses and saying FTP,...
by mlaird
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/10/2009)
Replies: 51
Views: 8440

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/10/2009)

Dan-Don wrote:EDIT: Just to cover my ass, don't call me Viator. Call me team Dan-Don until I think of a better name.
You are from East St. Louis Academy for Troubled Youth.
by mlaird
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8484

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

Well then let me know, you know how to find me.
by mlaird
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator
Replies: 54
Views: 8484

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Saint Viator

I guess I won't even bother volunteering as a moderator. Maybe I'll go to Six Flags or something instead.
by mlaird
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)
Replies: 41
Views: 8124

Re: Loyola Mirror of Dunbar Academic Tournament (10/17)

Are we looking to get PACE certified or whatever? That'd probably be nice, given the quality of teams that will be there.
by mlaird
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I think a big difficulty is in balancing the fact that some F/S people might want to be competitive, and some might just be there to have a place to be. While it is true that a F/S circuit keeps normally non-interested people around longer, it is also true that these people will likely disappear onc...
by mlaird
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

And here it is :grin: I have no objection to Marcel--or Nolan, for that matter--playing f/s in f/s tournaments. We're only playing two f/s as it is: Knights Challenge, and our own Davey and Goliath. They will play varsity in our remaining tournaments. I realize some coaches won't like this, but you...
by mlaird
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions Unlimited
Replies: 36
Views: 8475

Re: Questions Unlimited

Interesting change going on over at Questions Unlimited. I didn't get any whiff of this when I interviewed him a couple months ago, but apparently the decision has been made for Chip to step down as chief editor for QU. Jason Russell has stepped up to replace him. Since it seemed like Chip was real...
by mlaird
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Scholastic Bowl Workshop 10/23/09
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: IESA Scholastic Bowl Workshop 10/23/09

Who is Jack Small, and why is he so infamous? Is he the IESA's answer to the (mostly) terrible moderating choices made at the IHSA State Series?
by mlaird
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions Unlimited
Replies: 36
Views: 8475

Questions Unlimited

Interesting change going on over at Questions Unlimited. I didn't get any whiff of this when I interviewed him a couple months ago, but apparently the decision has been made for Chip to step down as chief editor for QU. Jason Russell has stepped up to replace him. Since it seemed like Chip was reall...
by mlaird
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 24412

Re: CO Lit announcement

cornfused wrote:Unless a latke-eating contest shows up at the last minute, this is correct.
I'd eat for this.
by mlaird
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 24412

Re: CO Lit announcement

I'll read for this if it's on Saturday. The only mention of a day upthread was from Rom, and he's probably right, so count me in. Just to check, CO schedule looks like this? Saturday: Day - CO Proper Night - CO Lit Sunday: Day - Trash Night - Social Science Is there anything I'm missing that I could...
by mlaird
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Extra credit for figuring out what Illinois figure corresponds to Charles Meigs in the VETO thread. Why make us guess? Who? I have two possible candidates but little support for either; I'd rather hear others' ideas. Or we could just not compare people to other people, (see: Godwin's Law) and maint...
by mlaird
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 71348

Re: Illinois '09-'10

For all of you who would see a Class A IHSA State Final of Latin v. Lisle, that cannot happen. They are in the same Sectional. Lloyd: PJ from Loyola graduated. There are also some other factors (one large one) that will shake up these rankings a great deal, that I'm not sure I'm at liberty to discus...
by mlaird
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14398

Re: 2009 NTAE

I've never been to PAC/NTAE myself, but I've heard plenty about it from the former Team Illinois coaches. One aspect that I think would translate over to the HSAPQ event and still be fun, in the spirit of meeting new people, and whatnot is the opening night mixed up team scrimmage thing. If there we...
by mlaird
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33348

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Apparently Chip reuses questions at each stage, since the entire Cedar Crest match from the Chicago round on Jonah's liveblog is ripped from a match I played against Vidor in the New Orleans round. Yes, this was suspected, but it has now been officially confirmed by Chip himself to me. I brought up...
by mlaird
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 11291

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

In case you aren't in the habit of reading old, edited posts, here's a link to the full transcription of my interview with Chip, which includes a link to the audio at the top.

http://www.doc-ent.com/qbwiki/index.php ... Chip_Beall
by mlaird
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 11291

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Matt, I was wondering if you just didn't have information handy about specific incidents to ask him about or whether you didn't want to push him any harder (or both)? It was both. I was pretty confident I wouldn't get a straight answer to that question (a fact which was just confirmed by further em...
by mlaird
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 11291

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Whatever happened with the :chip: interview I heard about possibly taking place? It happened. Transcribing is a pretty sucky process, but I'll have it done tomorrow. I'll post the interview as an mp3 then too, but it'll be pretty crappy quality, since I used an old mini-tape recorder, then transfer...
by mlaird
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33348

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

soaringeagle22 wrote:Anyway, the last stage of this thing starts tomorrow in Chicago. Is there anybody here even going? For that matter, does anyone here have any idea who might take home the "national" "championship" "prize"?
I'll be attending as an observer. I plan on posting some notes when the tournament is over.
by mlaird
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14398

Re: 2009 NTAE

Any predictions? Any interest? I expect a full report on how much scaling back there's been and how the tournament's future looks from anyone who's going.
by mlaird
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Quizbusters, Jr., Lansing, MI area TV competition
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: ITT Quizbusters, Jr., Lansing, MI area TV competition

The set they have for both of these shows is pretty snazzy. I'm impressed.
by mlaird
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9354

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

As long as people are using this thread to volunteer, I'd like to know if it's acceptable for active Varsity players to read F/S tourneys. I'd like to read to Wheaton North F/S (I did last year), Auburn F/S, and any other quality F/S tourneys that will have me, provided they don't conflict with a V...
by mlaird
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9354

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

Wheaton North will be a housewrite, probably more by alums (particularly the Class of 2008) than current students. That's the only of Jonah's questions I know the answer to. It says above that Ultima is using the novice set. Is that a mistake, or is Ultima going to be the opposite of what it has be...
by mlaird
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 40587

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

OK, so I guess instead of playing and putting up like 2ppg (if I play well), I'll make myself available to be a moderator if Chicago will have me. Can someone in charge of that sort of thing send me an email at <[email protected]>? I'll still play trash later on, though.
by mlaird
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14398

Re: 2009 NTAE

klebian wrote:My coach got a list of teams participating in the mail today, along with Day 1 matches. 20 teams signed up. This tournament appears to be very near its death.
Care to post the info?
by mlaird
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4998

Re: Aegis Questions no more

I'm glad that there's a good deal of interest in this topic. I guess that when I focused on so-called "student centered" quizbowl, I might have been embellishing what needs to happen a little too much. Here in Illinois one of the big issues that has come up this year is the fact that there are a lot...
by mlaird
Sun May 31, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 5016

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

Loyola won their first match against another 6-4 team, then proceeded to lose a close match to Ransom Everglades for the second time in two days. I'm pretty sure Viator and BG lost their first rounds, and I'm not sure about WWS.
by mlaird
Sat May 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 5016

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

Loyola is 6-4 after some crazy shenanigans involving seniors going to graduation and coming back and playing rounds in tuxedos; Auburn went 7-3, losing to Detroit Country Day twice; Carbondale is 7-3; Springfield is 5-5 and I didn't hear about Wheaton Warrenville South. That means there are at least...
by mlaird
Thu May 28, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aegis Questions no more
Replies: 30
Views: 4998

Re: Aegis Questions no more

The following post is reproduced from http://www.aegisquestions.com/blog/?p=25 . Aegis was a good time, and I am glad to have gotten to work with all of the people who were involved, especially Nick and Carlo. In a way I feel like Aegis was ahead of its time. We were a group of current and very rec...
by mlaird
Fri May 22, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Platypus Questions, Questions Galore, plagiarism, and you
Replies: 15
Views: 4545

Re: Platypus Questions, Questions Galore, plagiarism, and you

I can't believe that Picasso question is real.
by mlaird
Thu May 21, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT: The Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Re: 2009 HSNCT: The Blog

I think this is really awesome, and if there's any help that I can lend, I'd be willing to lend it. I've given thought to contacting WBEZ too, since NPR usually loves to cover this sort of thing. Maybe you (or someone from NAQT who is reading) could contact them and let them know about what's alread...
by mlaird
Sun May 03, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 26519

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

I'm free-agenting my services for this and CO if anyone will have me. I'm not likely to be very successful at CO proper, but most anything about indie comics, internet memes and/or video games are well within my grasp for powering (NES Power Glove).
by mlaird
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14398

2009 NTAE

So, is anybody going to this thing? If teams are dropping out left and right, including the defending champions, and the sponsor dropped out, where does that leave those of us who like matching questions and Disney movies in Spanish?
by mlaird
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8291

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I would also love to see some suggestions for 20 question distribution, because I think that 20 questions are generally more fun. Thirty questions just leads to too many games that are over long before the end, or maybe there should be some kind of mercy rule... In the state series, what is the poi...
by mlaird
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8291

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

IHSSBCA recently took a survey of coaches. Based on that survey, IHSA formatted bonuses are here to stay. The only subcategories that might be eliminated are Programming/Scripting and Artistic Dance, and Spelling must be added. I can start a new thread about that survey in the near future, but I th...
by mlaird
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 IHSA State Final Results
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: 2009 IHSA State Final Results

Apparently, The Things They Carried is literature. This is news to both me and Matt. Why shouldn't it be? I had to read this in an American LITERATURE class in college. Well, I guess the real issue is that the question read: What do you know about "The Things They Carried"? 1. Name the author. 2. W...
by mlaird
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 165460

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Sex Thursday What. Not a big Kathy and Judy listener, Jonah? I heard Reinstein's bit last year and that's the only time I've ever listened to them. I just looked Sex Thursday up on their website, but they were really vague ("Throw in a Barney tape to distract the kids" was all they really said). Pl...
by mlaird
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: inclusion of state/local history
Replies: 78
Views: 9122

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Are students in Illinois not required to take Illinois history at some point? Are teachers not required to take it in college? I had to take take courses in both Arkansas history and Arkansas politics in order to get my teaching certification there. As a recent earner of a B.S. in Secondary Educati...
by mlaird
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5400

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Given the Math I'm going to go:

Class AA
Carbondale
Auburn
Loyola
Stevenson

And from what I've seen/heard:

Class A
Litchfield
Peoria Christian
Warrensburg-Latham
Latin
by mlaird
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5400

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Class AA pools look like this:

Pool 1:
Auburn
Hinsdale South
Homewood-Flossmoor
Stevenson

Pool 2:
Loyola
Carbondale
Springfield
Naperville Central

Who comes out here?
by mlaird
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5400

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

So the Class A pools look like this:

Pool 1:
Litchfield
Morrison
Warrensburg-Latham
Altamont

Pool 2:
Columbia
Peoria Christian
Latin
Macomb

Who comes out here?