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by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7239

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

itsthatoneguy wrote:We are probably going to bring 2 teams to this. If we expand to a third team, I will post here late tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks Bryan. Everyone is in the same situation, because this tournament is mostly freshmen. Just email us, or post here when you know what's going on.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Kenyon College -- New to Compete
Replies: 16
Views: 5053

Re: Kenyon College -- New to Compete

It might be short notice, but maybe you guys could consider the Novice Collegiate mirror at Michigan State this weekend? http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11917 We'd love to have you if you can make it on such short notice. If funding is an issue, I'm sure we can work something out. ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14238

Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

I feel like half of our team is going to end up at the Jorma Kaukonen concert on Friday night. http://theark.org/2950.html

I'd probably be down for that evening since I have no interest in Jefferson Airplane.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7239

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

swwFCqb wrote:Case is in the process of putting together a team for this. We should know for sure within the next week.

Awesome, we look forward to seeing you and everyone. Any other schools who haven't emailed us or posted here, please let us know ASAP that you are coming.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7239

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

Field:
Michigan 2-4
Central Michigan 2-3
Wooster 1-2
Notre Dame 1-2
House Several, as permitted by staffing.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets
Replies: 24
Views: 6135

Re: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets

I get what you are saying Andrew, but it's really hard to make the 0-5 group get smaller without truly giving away points. I checked from the past MSU tournaments, and the teams that actually pulled this off were all getting less than 15 tossups in the whole day. That's truly miserable, but often t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets
Replies: 24
Views: 6135

Re: Side-by-side stats for 2010-11 sets

This is pretty ridiculously awesome stuff. One question, and i guess this is best perhaps addressed to Jeff, is regarding Fred's "5 point spread pie" chart in the last tab of the sheet. When it comes to NAQT IS sets, is it NAQT's goal to achieve as much of a perfect "bell curve" on PPB as possible?...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 19697

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

We'd like to bring 1-3 teams to this.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a New Academic Team at Haverford (Urgent)
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Re: Starting a New Academic Team at Haverford (Urgent)

To Whom It May Concern: I am a student at Haverford College, a prestigious liberal arts school nearby Philadelphia, PA best known for its student-set Honor Code and rigorous academics, who is in the beginning stages of creating the school's first Academic Team. Since everyone who goes to this schoo...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Name "Quiz Bowl" and its Effects
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: The Name "Quiz Bowl" and its Effects

I'm waiting for the 7th place MAC team to play the 4th place Sun Belt Conference Team in the "PACE Quiz Bowl".
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22250

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Er, well, because I was being REALLY stupid and didn't think DAFT would actually get mirrored in Michigan and wanted to get as much writing experience as I could, I decided to write for DAFT so... I'd feel really terrible if there wasn't a DAFT mirror in Michigan simply because I'm an idiot, so I'm...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22250

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I was just wondering, do you guys at DCC plan on hosting anything in the fall this year? I know you hosted Fall Novice last year and had a housewrite the year before. Also, Nalin, do you know if MSU still plans on mirroring anything, and if so, what? I guess I'll ask if Novi's still having a tourna...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Collegiate Novice 2
Replies: 13
Views: 8566

Re: Official Announcement: Collegiate Novice 2

we're in East Lansing, not Grand Rapids, lol. Fix the map when its convenient please.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 84208

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

I'm going to continue to echo the sentiments about DCC. Last year's B team, was the best DCC B team I've seen (and that goes since 2003).

But with that said, pre-season rankings don't matter.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Theres an app for that.
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Re: Theres an app for that.

I'm definitely going to try this out.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 14208

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

For trash, I currently have: Lafer/Westbrook/Freeburn/Garnett Hankin/Hopkins/Mirsky Schafer/Ditto/Smith/? Traicoff team The three free agents are Bryan, Surya, and Nalin. I haven't heard if Nalin is coming still. One of those free agents can play on Saul Hankin's team, and I'm okay if we need to ma...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Suggest a question source for my tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Suggest a question source for my tournament

Kyle wrote:Yeah -- something that somebody totally inexperienced could reasonably be expected to play doubles on. I am thinking a high school set is almost an inevitability, but I'd like it to be substantial enough for people of some experience to play singles on it.
ACF Novice?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 6666

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote: If we eliminate "old" trash from the game, we might as well eliminate it all.
Dear NAQT, please call his bluff and do this so these inane trash threads will end.
i'm coming after you if this really goes down, Nolan.

Signed,

Nalin.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 6666

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

Look, that bonus is a bit too hard for high school, but just because some of you guys happen to have imperfect knowledge of Marvin Gaye doesn't mean he's some kind of singer you'd only really be familiar with if you were alive when he was or happen to REALLY like old R&B. He's a giant in the indust...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 7918

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

There is no mention of physiology (probably because of the overlap), but I found that Vander's Physiology to be a good textbook.

Also, we used "The Immune System" by Parham for my immunology class. It has worked well for me for quiz bowl, and is not very big.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 6904

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

It's always been my opinion that if you're not going to use negs in your tournament, powers don't need to be there either. But if you are using negs (as the vast majority of competitions do, and just about every single one we attend all year), then power marks should be included as well. If you can...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory
Replies: 54
Views: 6904

Re: Making PowerMarks standard and mandatory

Every time you get a question right, you get 3 more opportunities to pile on points. Powers are completely optional, and if the TD deems them it not important, it's not important. Superpowers with no negs rewards guessing. We only run tournaments with powers because I think the power/neg ratio is an...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22250

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I was very impressed with how Utica improved over the year, and they should probably be in any top 5 discussion. Their coach is a former Henry Ford II player, they're going to be better every year. I don't like this article though for obvious reasons: http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/04/19/...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 22250

Michigan 2011-12

Might as well get it started. Tournaments: MSU is going to run a middle school tournament through NAQT. Also, we're going to mirror something in the fall. We'll figure that sooner rather than later. Rube and March Madness will occur as usual. And as usual, no one has committed to NAQT states that I ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 14115

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I'll just point out that with most literature, if you don't read the book or at least the cliff notes, it's utterly impossible. I would have gotten Pride and Prejudice tossup by references to Aishwarya Rai and the Bollywood spoof because they mentioned it at the Filmfare awards, but I'd have known ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: College Football Game Dates

EFT was the same day that OSU played @Illinois (that was the weekend that Wisconsin "stubbed their toe" against MSU, and I missed it). It worked out perfectly fine for EFT. I think FIST was on the same day as a Michigan home game. Basically, this thread is irrelevant other than that if you are hosti...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 14227

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Let's just say hypothetically it was some no-name like, "Brighton", would they have waited for those meetings? No. Seems stupid to hold up the whole tournament because State College couldn't make it on time.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 11880

Re: Michigan '10-'11

If you are coming to MSU this fall and reading this post, you should PM me.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri May 06, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country
Replies: 19
Views: 3546

Re: Quizbowl in a fourth English-speaking country

Rather than attempt to organize an entirely new international tournament because it is too expensive for Oxford to fly over twice a year, it's a possibility that the University of Gujrat might be able to attend ICT . I have put Akash in contact with R. Hentzel, and hopefully they can add a new regi...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue May 03, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Standardized Testing dates
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

Re: Standardized Testing dates

Well, there is no harm done to a college's field by hosting tournaments on SAT dates (in terms of college teams drawn), so why not schedule some to be on SAT dates and leave most non-SAT dates for high school tournaments? I'm not saying "host every college tournament on a testing date" because it c...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue May 03, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Standardized Testing dates
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

Re: Standardized Testing dates

It's more of a buyer beware type thing. Michigan is a mostly ACT state, but everyone takes ACT once for standardized testing, so I don't even consider testing dates, because there are things of higher priority. Does it occasionally knock out a team or a few players? Probably, but I'm not going to ho...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?

there's a 10% chance my mom would play this if it was in Ann Arbor. Otherwise, she'll just hold out until Library Science Doubles gets written.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 46856

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

1. The interface allows you to fix the category if it's incorrect. In every tab but the Read To Me! tab, you can manipulate the result by clicking on the category (which is underlined and in curly brackets) and a dropdown will appear, and selecting a new category will change it. It might be helpful...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 46856

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Looks really good. It is my new time waster. You may need to work on what is categorized as trash though. Trash This son of the “Oracle of New Lebanon” was turned out of one of his earliest offices by James Harper and gained his fortune by managing the merger of the Galena & Chicago Union and Northw...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics
Replies: 35
Views: 8433

Re: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics

Funny how "Arizona" was playing. The players probably don't mind, but some people take offense when their school gets confused with other schools (i.e. rivals).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)
Replies: 26
Views: 8005

Re: Prison Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (4/16/11)

Joe N wrote:Lloyd's stat line so far: 29-0 for 96.67 points per game without a single neg.
you jinxed him. 35-1.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 4160

Re: OAC Talk

I appreciate what Fred does and I'll continue to appreciate his rankings. He puts a lot of time and effort into this. This is the one reasons I don't like polls: Someone is always going to call foul because they feel they got shafted. Maybe that school isn't top 100 worthy in the first place, not t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 17871

Re: Buzzer

I'm bumping this thread, because we're buying a buzzer system. Right now I'm thinking Anderson (and I guess from one person's put I want the table-top). Convince me otherwise. Go for the one with the five cords into the team unit which goes into the main unit. Two words: interchangeable parts. If o...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 17871

Re: Buzzer

I'm bumping this thread, because we're buying a buzzer system. Right now I'm thinking Anderson (and I guess from one person's put I want the table-top). Convince me otherwise.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 16474

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

It looks like I'll be heading up to Michigan State for next year. Nice. Two guys from DCC will be there too and both of them plan on doing quiz bowl. Just PM me or something if you'd like to get in touch with them. I should be PMing you. Tell them to hit up cbowl@msu.edu, or send their contacts to ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)

Stats up will be up tonight.

1st Place: Catholic Central High School of Detroit A
2nd Place: Catholic Central High School of Detroit B
3rd Place: Okemos High School
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 17841

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

The midwest has routinely been the premier college quizbowl region in the nation, and it seems to have many of the same disadvantages as the southeast: long drives between schools and only a few states had "good" high school circuits (especially before a few years ago). So I think I'm a bit skeptic...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)

Field Update:

DCC 4
Ann Arbor Huron 2
Ann Arbor Skyline
Dewitt 2
Thurston
Sand Creek 2
Brighton 2
Holland
Mercy
White Cloud
Saginaw Heritage
Farmington
Troy
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5138

Re: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)

Agreed, this was very smooth tournament. However, I'm can't see the reason behind Okemos only playing only one "top team" in Gpn where Novi, DCD, and GPN basically killed each other before losing to a DCC team. "top team" is pretty subjective. If you ask me the only top team is CC A and then there'...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4503

Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

Does anyone have any plans to collaborate on something for next fall yet? Might as well start thinking about it now. Will another BATE set happen? GSAC? Others and new collaborations?



Also, I'm posting this, because MSU definitely wants to host something in the fall.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 11880

Re: Michigan '10-'11

I've gotten word that Central is going to start a team. It'll be good to see the circuit expand.