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by David Riley
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

Mlaird said: I'm a card carrying member of NFTWS (Northsiders for the White Sox)! I thought we banned yous guys years ago :grin: To get back on track, I wouldn't mind the misc category if, as MLaird suggested that we have a wider variety of and more appropriate categories (e.g. his computer science ...
by David Riley
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

I second the suggestion to ditch miscellaneous and have 6 arts in the regular IHSA distribution.
by David Riley
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

I think what you were thinking of was that there was no Louis XVII. But I agree that bonus was way too simple.
by David Riley
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

There are eight sectionals in each of Class A (small schools) and Class AA(large schools--although the breakoff point is something like 700 students). Some sectionals canhave as many as 40 teams; which given the tournament structure is a problem that we' would like to rectify. This is further compli...
by David Riley
Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 9: NAQT South Carolina Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

This is a bit off the thread, but does anyone have any updated information about Hodges Lewis? I heard he wasn't doing too well and was recuperating [sic] at his brother's house in Savannah. Any news?
by David Riley
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Parents complaining about questions
Replies: 22
Views: 10935

I would add: What type of team do you aspire to? If you want a competitiive team, you need to be prepared to face competition that does use tough(er) questions. If, on the other hand, quiz bowl is a more casual activity, then it doesn't matter as much, and they(and their parents) can't complain if a...
by David Riley
Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

Correction. . .that's Springfield Southeast High School.
by David Riley
Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad topics--Bad Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 8067

ANYTHING having to do with World War II--there are other wars, too, ya know! :grin:
by David Riley
Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

Congratulations to the following six students who will represent Illinois at the 2005 Panasonic Academic Challenge:


Michael Bilow, Deerfield
Cliff Chang, Winnetka New Trier
Tyler Kerr, Rockford Auburn
Jordan Silver, Lincolnshire Stevenson
John Smillie, Morton
Donald Taylor, Decatur MacArthur
by David Riley
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Illinois State Qualifier
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Thus far, only five teams have registered for the NAQT Illinois State Qualifier: Loyola Academy New Trier Maine South A Maine South B Decatur MacArthur If I do not have a minimum of nine teams by Friday, February 11, I will cancel the tournament. --David Riley Tournamnet Manager
by David Riley
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Illinois State Qualifier
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

The 2005 NAQT Illinois State Qualifier

I am pleased to announce the date and site for the 2005 NAQT Illinois State Qualifier. The tournament will be held on February 26, 2005 at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois (about 20 miles north of Chicago). The registration fee will be $50 per team. We will be using set IS-50. Contact informatio...
by David Riley
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

Hold on, you're making a couple of erroneous assumptions here. First, teams may not be able to fundraise. For example, I can host tournaments all I want, but my school will not permit my team to have bake sales, car washes, etc. Several private schools have a similar policy. Then, a preference for q...
by David Riley
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

My $0.02 worth re Phil's comment about Illinois teams at nationals: 1) With regard to substituing a national tournament for an Illinois tournament, I think budget may come into play here. As you know, we have a choice of tournaments virtually every weekend--I can see how an administrator would be lo...
by David Riley
Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Officiating Book
Replies: 13
Views: 6283

I agree that a bad moderator can be really frustrating, but I wouldn't hold up midwestern accents as the standard :grin: Part of the problem in Illinois is that until we get some kind of certification process for moderators (the coaches' association is working on this), you have almost no choice if ...
by David Riley
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigab Area Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

This varies from company to company. NAQT and Patrick's Press sell numbered sets of questions. Other companies (Question Bank, for example) often customize to tounaments. Virtually all companies keep lists of the schools that play certain tournaments, provided the tournament director has informed th...
by David Riley
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246580

Dr. Egan might have a point about the timing, but I think Dr. Reinstein's comment about "what we are used to" is more on target. I register my team for tournaments in several different formats. In almost all cases, the only Illlinois teams I see are the same ones--for example, Wheaton North, New Tri...
by David Riley
Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Economics
Replies: 8
Views: 4948

In Illinois, $50-$55 is the norm with even higher tournament fees for some NAQT tournaments. Even then, after buying questions, paying moderators, etc., some of us barely break even at certain tournaments. Personally, I would charge what the "market" will allow--you will always have some coaches who...
by David Riley
Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern Wildcat Invitational results
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Will complete results be made available?
by David Riley
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26642

No. . .it's "ancient" history.
by David Riley
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26642

In Illinois, our regular format allows for 10% trash (3 questions out of 30). Over the years, I can usually spot a weak team by how excited they get about whatever trash content there is; the strong teams just take it in stride. I do hate it when you get a trash question as the final question in a f...
by David Riley
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10772

Hey brad! When did you move to Maryland? What's up?
by David Riley
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 4
Views: 2909

Verbman: I would also check with coacches from Vermont and New Hampshire, they have a well-organized quiz bowl circuit (not sure that Massachusetts does). Send me an email driley@loy.org I can give you more information.