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by David Riley
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 40711

Re: Illinois '11-'12

No Electricity Required wrote:Macomb's Varsity tournament was held on good questions for the first time in its 14ish year history yesterday; it was played on the TP-RM-Bellarmine set.
What were the coaches and players response to the switch to "good questions"?
by David Riley
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)
Replies: 134
Views: 72956

Re: Half Hollow Hills West Invitational (Dix Hills, NY 1/7/2012)

If I may offer a suggestion as an outsider following this discussion: In addition to the above suggestions for improvement, you might contact Rick Barry at Brookwood rick_barry@gwinnett.k12.ga.us, or Jonah Greenthal jonah@jonahgreenthal.com at the University of Chicago, who have experience in runnin...
by David Riley
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

I will third Messrs. Peterson and Price on this; a very well-run tournament.
by David Riley
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 14966

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

I can moderate this tournament again if needed; let me know.
by David Riley
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22124

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

I can read for Midwest and maybe for Wildcat. Laird can claim me as Loyola's moderator.
by David Riley
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Burlington MS Tournament (12/9/11 at Burlington, VT HS)
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: Burlington MS Tournament (12/9/11 at Burlington, VT HS)

Kevin, I don't know if you remember me from Panasonic days but I'm glad to see that Vermont quiz bowl has taken off over the past several years. Hope you can make it to NASAT this year!
by David Riley
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror at Skokie, IL (1/7/12)
Replies: 30
Views: 8106

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror at Skokie, IL (1/7/12)

Aaron--assuming that I'm up for it (I've had a lot of medical issues recently), I'd be happy to moderate, I live only six blocks from Niles West.
by David Riley
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Talking to the coach
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Re: Talking to the coach

Hit it, Garb! :grin: Seriously, though, the only thing I would add to Mr. Reinstein's advice would be to suggest that the coaches' contracts might spell out every detail and for whatever reasons are unwilling to do more. Try Mr. Reinstein's advice and then come back to us. P.S. Forewarned is forearm...
by David Riley
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 26663

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

er....who's 1 and 2?
by David Riley
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 26663

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

Will the final match have live results as well? Good luck to everyone!
by David Riley
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 54446

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

So let's have some playoff stats and discussion!
by David Riley
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preferred start times for NHBB events
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Preferred start times for NHBB events

Any Ben Carberys or Ben Chametzkys in the makinng?
by David Riley
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo 10/22
Replies: 37
Views: 26663

Re: Scobol Solo 10/22

Assuming I've mended by then, I'm available to staff,
by David Riley
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 54446

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

Everyone note that even though game day traffic won't begin until later, motel rooms fill up pretty quickly for those teams who wish to drive in Friday night and/or stay over Saturday night.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13458

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

Put Loyola down for one and possibly two teams. We can bring two buzzer systems and I can staff.
by David Riley
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

After looking over the schedule, I've decided not to host on Dec 10 and focus all of my energies on Ultima instead.
by David Riley
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

OK, then I claim 12/10. If that doesn't work, then I'll forego a fall tournament.
by David Riley
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Got it. :grin:
by David Riley
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Loyola will tentatively host a tournament on either Oct 22 or 29 pending the college tournament schedule.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

They follow IHSA classifications.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Yeah, it was listed as AA in the alphabetical list.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Latin is also class AA.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why "accept clear knowledge equivalents" is a bad idea
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

Re: Why "accept clear knowledge equivalents" is a bad idea

Glad to see this discussion....I've always thought such rulings were nebulous; at least, in my personal experience.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Third week in January has already been clained for Ultima.
by David Riley
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 54446

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

We'll be there, hopefully with two teams.
by David Riley
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Hotels and Transportation information
Replies: 9
Views: 4117

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Hotels and Transportation information

This is a recent development and is good to know...I can now view Chicago as a world class city :grin:
by David Riley
Tue May 24, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Aaron--you should coordinate this with the rest of us who mirror sets (me, Jonah Greenthal, Brad Fischer, etc.). Is there a certain difficulty level you're looking for, and who would be your targeted teams?
by David Riley
Sun May 22, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26678

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Not to derail this thread, but....ONLY NINE TEAMS?!!?!?! Last year, Matt Weiner and co. hosted an excellent tournament. This is one of the year's premiere events; where's Florida, South Carolina, and some of the other powerhouses? Is it finances? schedulng?
by David Riley
Tue May 17, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

Re: 2011-12 Tournament Calendar

Everyone note that many dates are claimed every year (e.g. Fremd is always third Saturday in January, New Trier Varsity is third Saturday in December). This shouldn't prohibit anyone from hosting a tournament but keep in mind your field might be undercut if you go up against a long established tourn...
by David Riley
Sun May 15, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16592

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

Possibly, but several of us in the Mindwest make it a point to invite "outsiders" :grin: to our tournaments.

BTW, when might we see stats for this tournament?
by David Riley
Sat May 14, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16592

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

Congrats to Dorman, and Phil ran a great tournament as usual!
by David Riley
Thu May 12, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2302

Re: New Team Help

Cheryl, welcome to the forum! In addition to whomever might respond, I would contact some of the active Georgia coaches in this forum -- Cathy Hirsch , Elliot Roundtree, and Rick Barry, among others.
by David Riley
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising?
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Re: Fundraising?

At Loyola, clubs that fundraise hold bake sales. No matter how many clubs do this, they always seem to be successful (not that teenagers need an overdose of sugar. Ahem.). You might want to give it a try.
by David Riley
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26678

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Is there an "official" entry form? I sent the info earlier but we're not listed.
by David Riley
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 6049

Re: Post-ATROPHY Singles Tournament

Four confirmed: Nolan Winkler, Marcel Youkhna, Brian Peterson, and Morgan Venkus.
by David Riley
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 20473

Re: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."

I don't mean to jump down your throat here, but what is espoused on these boards is not "random trivia". The initial post was directed at a problem with students finding current quiz bowl (NAQT, HSAPQ, PACE and certain housewrites) too difficult.
by David Riley
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fond Formal Farewell III
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Fond Formal Farewell III

Drat, I knew I should have put a [sic] there.
by David Riley
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fond Formal Farewell III
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Fond Formal Farewell III

It's that time again! Although we await pre-nationals and nationals, it's time to pay tribute to some of the outstanding seniors that we are losing at the end of the year. Best wishes with your college plans and all of your future endeavors. My apologies for anyone I've left out who deserves to be h...
by David Riley
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions

I'm with Andrew on this. If it's a tournament that you choose to go to (as opposed to a required conference or state tournament), JUST SAY NO!!!!
by David Riley
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Ditto ditto ditto.

We had a great time. A great tournament, thanks again for having us.
by David Riley
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY 2 @ Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL: 4/23/11
Replies: 28
Views: 8056

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

Loyola may be able to bring a second team if needed.
by David Riley
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Etiquette
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Tournament Etiquette

That is true, but not always...I once had a coach call me to cancel at 4:30 in the afternoon the day before because "all of my kids are in the school play". She didn't know that ahead of time? The next year, I had eleven last minute cancellations, and only one (a death in the family) was legit.
by David Riley
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5188

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

I woold be interested in mirror a fall set as well.
by David Riley
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)
Replies: 24
Views: 7087

Re: Jr. Wildcat @ Northwestern University (3/5/11)

Will an award be given to the coach with the most subapalooza?
by David Riley
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Both Mike Laudermith and I will attend with Team Illinois, either of us can moderate if needed.
by David Riley
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61695

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

And not just Chicago......Carbondale regularly attends tournaments up here, as do Champaign Centennial and Greenville to a lesser extent.
by David Riley
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61695

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

This has been a problem in Illinois quiz bowl for years, and generally speaking, you are right: the worse the questions, the more likely protests won't be allowed. I recall many examples where there was a blatanly wrong answser and despite protests from both teams and both coaches, the moderator alw...
by David Riley
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61695

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

The IHSA works in mysterious ways . . .
by David Riley
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 61695

Re: Illinois '10 - '11