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by alkrav112
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)

Updated Final Field (1/15/09) : Kilner et. al. Pitt (x3) Chicago (x2) Case Western OSU (x2) Illinois MSU House Team? Total: 11 or 12 In my original e-mail, the final field tally was erroneous, but everything else should still stand. That said, the following text is copied, with a few minor alterati...
by alkrav112
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

Hello all, Thank you, once again, for being a part of ACF Winter and/or the Ann Arbor Penn Bowl Trash mirror. I look forward to a weekend of stellar quiz bowl and beautiful friendships. Following are the administrative details for this weekend (feel free to e-mail me at qbtriumvirate@umich.edu if th...
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 2971

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

I'm sorry to say that Michigan will not be coming.
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

What appears to be the final field update (barring some change in the next few days, obviously) - 1/13/09: Notre Dame Michigan State (2) CMU Ike + Bob Kilner South Detroit University Case Western Ohio State (2) Toronto (2) Illinois Chicago (5) UIC Pitt (3) Total: 21 As always, let me know if the abo...
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)

Also, as I have stated many-a-time, I am terrible at keeping registrations straight. If you don't see your team on this list and had planned to come, just let me know.
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)

First of all, to answer Steven's question, I hadn't planned on having a discount for playing both ACF Winter and the Penn Bowl Trash mirror. Sorry for not making that more clear. Here is the field I have: Kilner et. al. Pitt (x4) Chicago (x2) Case Western House Team? Total: 8 or 9 I understand that,...
by alkrav112
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 25251

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

We are still trying to compile a packet, though it may be on the verge of lateness. Apologies in advance.
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

Hey guess what? There's a trash tournament (finally)! See the following: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7033
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at U of M Ann Arbor (1/18/09)

Hullo quizbowlers, Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to announce it will be hosting a mirror of the Penn Bowl Trash Tournament on Sunday, January 18th, 2009. This will take place the day after our ACF Winter mirror (see the announcement at: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6831). PRICING: $90 per team ba...
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09
Replies: 45
Views: 12658

Re: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09

This is during Michigan's spring break, so we will likely have 0-1 teams.
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Michigan would like to come to this, and we plan to submit a packet. More details to follow.
by alkrav112
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

It now looks as though we may be mirroring Penn Bowl Trash at this site, though I may not be the TD. Please post with preliminary interest as soon as possible on the forums, and hopefully if we do end up running this, we will get an announcement up lickety-split in the Trash forum.
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

Also, if you do not see your name on this list and believe you have registered, please remind me. I'm only human. In the same vein, if you see your name on this list with incorrect information, let me know.
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

Field Update: 12/19/08 Centre College Notre Dame Michigan State (2) CMU Ike + Bob Kilner South Detroit University Case Western Ohio State (2) Toronto House team? Illinois Chicago (3-5) UIC Pitt (3) Total: 19-21 (or, with a house team, 20-22) It looks as though we will not be running any side events ...
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash?
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

Re: Penn Bowl Trash?

To whomever it may concern, please contact me (alkrav at umich dot edu) about perhaps mirroring this tournament at ACF Winter (or at least at the Michigan site). Thank you! See above in regards to below. We'll have the packets but right now, it seems we're lacking interest (going solely off what I ...
by alkrav112
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)

Hey, is this happening in the winter? If so, do tell us more.
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

Yeah, I also want to apologize for how late (and below tournament difficulty) Michigan's packet was. It looks like y'all at Harvard did a fine job; I thought that our packet had some wild swings in bonus difficulty and a lot were easily 20 or 30able. I'll be interested to hear what people think of t...
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

We are still working on arranging these details; I have not heard back from anyone at Penn about mirroring their TRASH tourney, but we would like to do such a thing ideally.
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

Hey, just wanted to make sure you got the completed packet we sent you last night. Let me know if there were any problems.
by alkrav112
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash?
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

Re: Penn Bowl Trash?

To whomever it may concern, please contact me (alkrav at umich dot edu) about perhaps mirroring this tournament at ACF Winter (or at least at the Michigan site). Thank you!
by alkrav112
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8185

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

That house team might have a chance to play under the 5-team RR, as Michigan will almost certainly have to pull out of this tournament, for reasons I explained to Greg via e-mail. Many apologies, and best of luck with this tourney.
by alkrav112
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

Apologies - we figure we're going to be a couple of days late with our packet. We have something like 8/8 right now; a lot of (if not all of) our team members have decided that, because of finals, they do not want to go to this tournament. As a result, this packet got swept under the rug. We will do...
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

Packet will probably be coming as late as possible; I don't think anyone's begun it yet, but progress should be made over Thanksgiving break.
by alkrav112
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)

(copied from ACF Winter Midwest thread): Hi all - I have just received word that the Ann B. Davis pop culture tournament (which is usually held the day following MLK/ACF Winter) has been cancelled for this and all foreseeable years. We would still like to hold a trash tournament the following day as...
by alkrav112
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

Re: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

Hi all - I have just received word that Ann B. Davis (which is usually held the day following MLK/ACF Winter) has been cancelled for this and all foreseeable years. We would still like to hold a trash tournament the following day as per tradition, so I would like to open this thread up to suggestion...
by alkrav112
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)
Replies: 50
Views: 9518

ACF Winter Midwest (formerly MLK) at Michigan (1/17/09)

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is pleased to announce that it will be hosting ACF Winter on January 17th, 2009. Below are details that I have stolen from Micah's post, which was stolen from the global announcement, which can be found here (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t...
by alkrav112
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8185

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

And, to balance the above, it seems likely that Michigan will have only one team at this tournament.
by alkrav112
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4654

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this. And when I say 3, clearly I mean 2. Sigh. Attrition's the worst. Will have a final, set-in-stone count tonight. Yes, we will definitively have 2 teams for this. Cute an...
by alkrav112
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4654

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

alkrav112 wrote:Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this.
And when I say 3, clearly I mean 2. Sigh. Attrition's the worst.

Will have a final, set-in-stone count tonight.
by alkrav112
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 32112

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

Maybe someone can give you a ride, Greg? It's never too early to ask, especially for a tournament that's going to be as awesome as this one.
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14599

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Thanks for posting the "Tina" tossup, Rob. I was just about to do that myself. I'm going to keep writing trash tossups like these in order to counter-balance the sheer volume of comic-book/video-game submissions. And thanks, Chris, for liking my anomie TU and John Adams bonus. I particularly enjoyed...
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 14599

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

I want to publicly mourn the loss of a delightful tossup on TV, movie, and webcomic characters named "Tina," which was apparently excised from this tournament in the editing process in favor of a question on DOOM. Seriously, though, this tournament was superb, and I think our team was converting bon...
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8185

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

Not yet, but my guess is 2. I will let you know a week or two before the tournament, when we have an official count.
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

cornfused wrote:
alkrav112 wrote:Michigan plans to write a packet for this event; it may not be done until, in fact, the eleventh hour, but it will happen.
Will you be coming to Lawrence, Harvard, or neither?
We were thinking Lawrence, as it's a couple of hours closer.
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08
Replies: 70
Views: 8185

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Lawrence - 12/7/08

Michigan has made plans to be there.
by alkrav112
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08
Replies: 106
Views: 25800

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard T-Party - 12/6/08

Michigan plans to write a packet for this event; it may not be done until, in fact, the eleventh hour, but it will happen.
by alkrav112
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08
Replies: 19
Views: 5467

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Michigan will be sending 2 teams.
by alkrav112
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4654

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this.
by alkrav112
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Civil War Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6896

Re: Civil War Questions

Captain Scipio wrote: the Asian cannon
blew up this thread.
by alkrav112
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12369

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

I imagine Michigan will have 2 teams, maybe 3. We'll know in a couple of weeks.
by alkrav112
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20304

Re: EFT Discussion

Yeah, with the Italian directors bonus, I kept waiting for Fellini or Antonioni, and I zeroed the bonus by riding the Antonioni pony. But this sentiment has been echoed repeatedly.
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 89216

Re: Bad Negs Again

Antisamitism wrote:Given: abstinence-only education
Answer: the embargo on Cuba

To be fair, I buzzed in after it was described as a "policy of non-intercourse."
Made my day.
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20304

Re: EFT Discussion

I'm a not quite seventeen-year-old girl. I watch baseball and football, haven't listened to boy bands since elementary school, and would rather see something Harold and Kumar-esque than Mamma Mia any day. I have a (straight) male teammate who loves Desperate Housewives and Gilmore Girls and has nev...
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Re: FEUERBACH discussion

I wrote both the Marburg Colloquy and the expletive infixation tossups. I wasn't sure how difficult an answer selection "Marburg Colloquy" was, but I thought it was one of the more famous things about Martin Luther. As such, I figured it was common enough to be included at something like this tourna...
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20304

Re: EFT Discussion

First of all, my bad on the TRASH/pop culture distinction. In response to Sorice, obviously pop culture questions don't have MUCH of an effect on an academic tournament, but as long as they continue to be a part of an academic packet, I think it's valid to criticize how they are distributed tourname...
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20304

Re: EFT Discussion

Our teams noted a distinct excess of what we called "typical guy trash." I know that's probably a sexist designation, but I don't mean to say that girls didn't get a lot of these questions (one of our girls got "The Wire," and another 30ed a video games bonus by herself); rather, I mean that these q...
by alkrav112
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6002

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)

I'd also be interested to know in what order the South Carolina site read the packets, because it looks to me as though (if their order was the same as CMU's) they had similar TU and bonus conversion statistics.
by alkrav112
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6002

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)

I'd like to thank everyone at Carnegie Mellon for running a very good tournament, and the editors for producing a good set. The tournament ran as smoothly as any I've been to. It was nice to get back to Ann Arbor relatively early after playing a good tournament. It was really nice to get back into ...
by alkrav112
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6002

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)

So, as pretty much anyone could have guessed, we have had a couple of people de-commit in the past day or two. I will provide you with a more final number of teams tomorrow after practice, and I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.
by alkrav112
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Language rules
Replies: 29
Views: 3836

Re: Language rules

Or we could just be like the LPGA and, out of the blue, mandate that everyone has to speak English if they're going to play on "our tour." What with all the sponsors we need to cater to...

Oh wait. The LPGA realized that was a bad idea (because it is).