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by ryandillon
Sat May 25, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

gerbilownage wrote:where in the hotel will it be?
We will meet near the lower level conference rooms at 10:30.
by ryandillon
Mon May 20, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

Hey everybody, The tournament is going to be held Saturday night at 10:30pm. I realize that it being so late isn't the greatest, so in the interest of time, we're going to shorten the tournament to 6 rounds. The format will consist of a preliminary round robin in 4 groups of 4 teams each. Any necess...
by ryandillon
Sun May 12, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

I just talked to Morgan, and the lit side event being held at the HSNCT on Saturday night is supposed to end around 10:15, so I'm going to tentatively say that we'll start hip-hop at 10:30. I hope that isn't too late for everyone, but it should be done pretty close to midnight.
by ryandillon
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

What time is Schindler's Lit event going to take place Saturday night? I'll schedule it either before or after depending on what the general consensus decides is best.
by ryandillon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

Mr. Scogan wrote:So as long as this doesn't conflict with Schindler's Lit (and if Ryan is amenable towards high schoolers playing this), I'm down for playing this and am looking for a teammate. Pick me!!
Definitely amenable towards anybody playing this.
by ryandillon
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 9918

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hip-hop Doubles Tournament

This is the official announcement for a hip-hop themed doubles event. It will be played at some point during the HSNCT. The date/time will be determined as we get closer to the HSNCT and people start making up schedules for the various side events that are going on. The tournament is composed solely...
by ryandillon
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

This is a bump to reflect an expansion to the field. The field has been expanded to 40 teams.
by ryandillon
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

The field for this tournament is now full. If anybody still wants to sign up, they will be added to the waitlist in case teams drop or in the event that the field expands.
by ryandillon
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

wadobbie wrote:I just want to make sure you've got us as Utica Academy (not to be confused with Utica High School)
Sorry about that, I edited the name in the field.
by ryandillon
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4292

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

This sounds glorious, assuming I'm at HSNCT, ICT or wherever it's hosted this year I'll definitely play this. Otherwise I'll be hoping some other place around here will mirror it. Either way I'll need teammates The most likely mirror site for a tournament with nearly 200 tossups about hip-hop that'...
by ryandillon
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

Field (Updated on 11/22) Cabrini (2) U of D Jesuit (2) Novi (2) Culver (3) Thurston (2) Country Day (2) Brighton (2) Farmington Utica Academy West Bloomfield Divine Child (2) Detroit Catholic Central (4) Grosse Pointe North (2) Rochester Ottawa Hills (2) Quincy Southgate Anderson Olmstead Falls Hig...
by ryandillon
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

Hello, It's that time of year again! Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to invite your team to the 2012 Autumn Classic to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1995, Michigan Academic Competitions has hosted several tour...
by ryandillon
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4292

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

After thinking about it some more and talking to more people, I think that I'm going to make this tossups only. I'm going to write 8 rounds: 5 prelims and 3 playoffs. The prelims will all be of the same difficulty, and the playoff rounds will see a difficulty increase from the prelims as well as inc...
by ryandillon
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4292

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

I'd rather see more packets of just tossups than fewer packets with bonuses, but that's just me. I also agree that I'd rather see more pre-1990 stuff, but it's possible to do that with the ones you've set aside as choice. I feel similarly on the packet thing, but I guess lots of these side events e...
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4292

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

Might I suggest upping the pre-1990 part of the distribution a little? 2/2 seems like a rather meager slice for a lot of really important stuff, especially since the 5/5 for the three categories above seems to exclude pre-1990. Sorry, meant to say four categories above, pre-1990 is definitely inclu...
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4292

Hip-Hop Tournament

This is a preliminary announcement for a hip-hop tournament that I'm in the process of writing. It will be finished and edited by the end of December and it'll be ready to play by ICT, though I'll probably end up hosting it at the HSNCT in order to draw a bigger field. Each packet will consist of 20...
by ryandillon
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 34043

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Just for clarification, Joe Nutter is going to be our fourth player.
by ryandillon
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Should the August Open Be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: Where Should the August Open Be?

For people flying into DTW on Friday, I live like 10 minutes from the airport and my car fits 5. If people have places to crash in AA/hotels for Friday night, I could take 4 people on my way out to AA that night. If there's no need for that, I could also put one or two people up at my parents house ...
by ryandillon
Tue May 01, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season
Replies: 63
Views: 27313

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

1. Eric Mukherjee 2. Matt Bollinger 3. Ike Jose 4. Andrew Hart 5. Chris Ray 6. Matt Jackson 7. Will Nediger 8. Auroni Gupta 9. Dallas Simmons 10. John Lawrence 11. Evan Adams 12. Ted Gioia 13. Will Butler 14. Kurtis Droge 15. Guy Tabachnick 16. Sam Bailey 17. Henry Gorman 18. Kevin Koai 19. Neil Gur...
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 7665

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

I'm trying to set my UofM orientation around a wednesday so I can attend this. Hopefully they'll let me skip an evening activity or something for it. Awesome! If I remember correctly, most of the activities near the evening are not mandatory, but you should try to attend anyway (don't want you to m...
by ryandillon
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22672

Re: Michigan 2011-12

TheBulgarSlayer wrote:Is michigan sending a team to NASAT?
As it has been for DCC upperclassmen ever since the tournament's incarnation, this is entirely up to you.
by ryandillon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 7928

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

I'm sure somebody has asked this somewhere, but is Kealing a feeder school for either LASA or Seven Lakes? Because if so, those programs can expect to be very good for a very long time.
by ryandillon
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Side-Event interest
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Dragon Ball Z Side-Event interest

Hey everyone, Connor Teevens and I are in the process of putting together a Dragon Ball Z side-event. We just wanted to see if anyone would be interested in playing (and if there's room for it) at HSNCT this year or anything. The event would consist of five rounds of 20 tossups each. Each tossup wou...
by ryandillon
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sunday tournaments
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Sunday tournaments

However, we have attended Solon's two-day event over President Day weekend for the past several years, and love the two-day format for events, since we get a ton of matches over two days without any extra travel. Their tournament draws good teams from multiple states (DCC, Culver and others are reg...
by ryandillon
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What do you do about bad readers at tournaments?
Replies: 14
Views: 6238

Re: What do you do about bad readers at tournaments?

SPELLED THEM Just a thought, wouldn't this be better a better alternative (if there's no pronunciation key) as opposed to the reader trying to pronounce words that they apparently couldn't pronounce in the first place? I mean, if push comes to shove, a reader should be at least accurate in what the...
by ryandillon
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22672

Re: Michigan 2011-12

There are a lot of players out there like me who were trying to balance football practice, Science Olympiad, finishing the school newspaper, with most important of all school. You can focus on trying to get players more involved, but every school is different, so it's tough to say how does school X...
by ryandillon
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22672

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I think the stats from MSU's Harvard Fall Mirror show that there's more than a little work to do in making good quiz bowl more popular in Michigan and in making more teams better. Given the current discussions about expansion of quiz bowl on the forums, I got to thinking about what we could do to h...
by ryandillon
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 54681

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

And even if social science classes are offered in schools, they aren't always in-depth enough to give kids any basis of knowledge regarding stuff that comes up in quiz bowl. At my school, AP classes in economics and psychology weren't offered, and even though they had non-AP versions of the class, t...
by ryandillon
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 22700

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

I'm being told that DCC just won the first game of a final in which St. Anselm's had the advantage. Game 2 about to begin.
by ryandillon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Michigan Team Looking for Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: New Michigan Team Looking for Tournaments

Hey you go to Cabrini? I live in Dearborn. I live in Ann Arbor right now and I don't have my car, but if you guys ever want someone to run a practice or just help get things started when I'm in town let me know.
by ryandillon
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 85140

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

So on the serious (but by no means too serious) side of this thread, I'm curious as to the reasoning behind DCC not making the top 25. Yeah this. DCC is returning the top scorer at NAQT and PACE from their B team, the 2nd highest scorer from the A team at HSNCT, and the 4th highest scorer from the ...
by ryandillon
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22672

Re: Michigan 2011-12

DCC is going to be pretty nasty this year. Bobby was one of our best (if not our best) players at HSNCT last year, and Roach was a huge contributor at both nationals as well.
by ryandillon
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 12852

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

Not a huge deal, but Bobby Dorigo Jones on our team was 11th grade, and Brandon Roach was 10th grade.
by ryandillon
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 14592

Re: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)

I'm a free agent for the academic one and plan on reading for the trash.
by ryandillon
Tue May 31, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: Skype practices

Zuz wrote:Just wondering, is this happening again? I'd be willing to play and am mostly free through NASAT.
Sure, really all that needs to happen is someone to start the call. Personally, I'm pretty stacked with work through the NSC so I might be out for this week.
by ryandillon
Wed May 25, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35410

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

So after a match, we tweet the result with the tag #hsnct and that's it? Do we need to follow someone in particular or have them follow us?
by ryandillon
Tue May 10, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: Skype practices

We had an 8pm Eastern Time game last night which seemed to work out pretty well for a lot of people. I think we'll be on around that time a few times this week starting Wednesday. If you're on Skype around then and would like to play, send me a request and I will add you to the call. My Skype userna...
by ryandillon
Sat May 07, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: Skype practices

I'll send out another message to everyone who gave me their Skype usernames, but we're going to be practicing on Monday at around 1 and possibly later that night as well.
by ryandillon
Wed May 04, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: Skype practices

Sounds good everyone. Yeah we're just winding down with APs so I'll shoot you guys a loose schedule on when we should be on through the upcoming five days or so.
by ryandillon
Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12075

Re: Michigan '10-'11

As we have been doing the last few years, the players at the University of Michigan will be hosting weekly practices in Ann Arbor during the summer. If you are interested, please email me at bryanbe AT umich DOT edu I recommend people do this. It's a lot of fun and it's a good way to shake off the ...
by ryandillon
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12024

Re: VETO?

Pending interest/parents a DCC contingent could be interested.
by ryandillon
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Skype practices

Hey everyone,

After this week's AP exams, seniors at DCC are out of school and we're always looking to play quiz bowl over Skype. If anyone wants to join us they'd be welcome. Just put down your Skype name and after this week we'll be on there on a regular basis if anyone would like to play.
by ryandillon
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)
Replies: 26
Views: 5890

Re: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)

I'm in for whatever amount of work you need me to do.
by ryandillon
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 13633

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I will just note that the fundamental problem here is that A-sets are 3 lines long. I'm not opposed to using A-sets, especially in fields with lots of inexperienced teams, but there are real limitations on the ability of a set to distinguish between good teams when the tossups are shorter than usua...
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 8291

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

Also, if there was any question on where I was intending LIST to fall on the difficulty spectrum: We will be shooting for a very high tossup conversion throughout the tournament, so the answer lines to tossups will be relatively easy. That's understandable, but I think what is at issue here is the ...
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 8291

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

I'm not complaining about knowing what this set asked about. I should probably expect to know over 95% of the tossup answer lines at any given "regular" high school tournament. But that doesn't mean you can't find some new clues for an accessible tossup answer--in fact, I thought that's what questi...
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 8291

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

I'm not complaining about knowing what this set asked about. I should probably expect to know over 95% of the tossup answer lines at any given "regular" high school tournament. But that doesn't mean you can't find some new clues for an accessible tossup answer--in fact, I thought that's what questi...
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 47600

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I noticed a new tab today - Score Tracker - and created an account. What features will it have? I know people had mentioned tracking buzz location and similar things... Whoops, didn't mean to upload that yet. It's not working, but I'm working on it. I plan to add a system of logging in, tracking wh...
by ryandillon
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 16805

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I am pretty certain UMiami doesn't have an active team. The captain of my high school (Ransom Everglades) quizbowl team few years ago (Jay Sridhar) matriculated to UM, and was an editor for an ACF Fall tournament few years ago, but I don't think he took the effort to create a team there. Short answ...
by ryandillon
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 47600

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Acts of the Apostles in the 2010 PACE NSC as trash. Would it be helpful if you get emails with corrections for things like this? Would you like to wait on it? If things like this are coming up repeatedly and the Torrey Pines people are eager to fix them, would it be possible to have a centralized t...