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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:45 pm

I had just asked because I was considering trying to get bad states to switch to one, but I found out tonight that they've already bought questions for this year. They've promised us that we get to offer suggestions for future years though, so while we might be able to get some minor reforms through now, hopefully we'll be able to make a bigger impression then.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Broad-tailed Grassbird » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:07 am

xpmath wrote:I don't believe so. Tournaments in Michigan seem to predominantly use NAQT, which is why I was so happy when MSU mirrored HFT, although it turned out to be too difficult.



This. Michigan is very IS/HSNCT-centric. It absolutely doesn't help that NSC continues to not be up to par, despite being in Chicago. I'm not sure why that is, but it's always been like that (at least in the last 8-9 years). I'd have to roughly estimate that at this point there has to be close to 80 teams that play good quiz bowl. There's definitely room for more tournaments in this market).
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:09 am

Pszczew wrote:NSC continues to not be up to par

What does that mean?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Ringil » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:57 am

List of villages in West Virginia wrote:
Pszczew wrote:NSC continues to not be up to par

What does that mean?


I'm pretty sure he means that Michigan's NSC attendance is much less than Michigan's HSNCT attendance, which is unfortunate given that NSC in the past 2 years has been much closer geographically than HSNCT for Michigan teams.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:36 pm

Is michigan sending a team to NASAT?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby ryandillon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:15 pm

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.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Seram Friarbird » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:25 pm

DrCongo wrote:Our B team can still definitely finish in the top 5 in the state next year but I don't think at this point that we will go 1-2 like we did last year.


Bobby, you were wrong! But seriously, major props to DCC B; they got so much better over the year.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby DrCongo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:04 pm

xpmath wrote:
DrCongo wrote:Our B team can still definitely finish in the top 5 in the state next year but I don't think at this point that we will go 1-2 like we did last year.


Bobby, you were wrong! But seriously, major props to DCC B; they got so much better over the year.


Michigan quiz bowl as a whole is getting a lot better! I think the results from History Bowl and the middle school tournament we held show that more and more schools are getting better at the pyramidal format. I heard rumors that the Michigan State Honors College may switch to HSAPQ within the next couple years; there are some guys on MSU's team who are pressing them hard to make a change.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Cheynem » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:13 pm

I'm not sure how much pull this will have, but I could serve as a chaperone to any potential Michigan NASAT team (not sure if I could actually transport a team, though).
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:23 am

So I would be more than willing to schedule and put together a NASAT tryout, does anyone have any idea where we could possibly host it and when? Seeing as we probably wont have that many interested people,we could do it on a Friday if there isnt a free saturday.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Muriel Axon » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:33 pm

I heard rumors that the Michigan State Honors College may switch to HSAPQ within the next couple years; there are some guys on MSU's team who are pressing them hard to make a change.


Yep, there are some folks working on that for next year, and it looks like we might actually persuade the Honors College this time. The KMO questions the Honors College has been getting were not worth the cost at all, and we have had to manually go through and toss out stupid, ambiguous, or wrong questions. I have tried to have as little to do with KMO States as possible, other than helping pick out bad questions (which, if I had my way, would be most of them).
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby DrCongo » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Amon Goeth wrote:
I heard rumors that the Michigan State Honors College may switch to HSAPQ within the next couple years; there are some guys on MSU's team who are pressing them hard to make a change.


Yep, there are some folks working on that for next year, and it looks like we might actually persuade the Honors College this time. The KMO questions the Honors College has been getting were not worth the cost at all, and we have had to manually go through and toss out stupid, ambiguous, or wrong questions. I have tried to have as little to do with KMO States as possible, other than helping pick out bad questions (which, if I had my way, would be most of them).


So can we expect that there will be little to no questions with "hooks"?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Muriel Axon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:32 pm

What do you mean by hooks?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby itsthatoneguy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:21 am

Cheynem wrote:I'm not sure how much pull this will have, but I could serve as a chaperone to any potential Michigan NASAT team (not sure if I could actually transport a team, though).


There should be some contingent of U of M players going down to staff this, so we could help chaperone as well.

TheBulgarSlayer wrote:So I would be more than willing to schedule and put together a NASAT tryout, does anyone have any idea where we could possibly host it and when? Seeing as we probably wont have that many interested people,we could do it on a Friday if there isnt a free saturday.


If the interest is small enough, we can host tryouts in our small practice room at U of M. Contact me at bryanbe AT umich DOT edu for details.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:32 am

Amon Goeth wrote:What do you mean by hooks?

The treaty of Aix La Chapelle ended the war of succesion in a country, what country was it?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Broad-tailed Grassbird » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:48 pm

TheBulgarSlayer wrote:
Amon Goeth wrote:What do you mean by hooks?

The treaty of Aix La Chapelle ended the war of succesion in a country, what country was it?


That's basically every question in the whole tournament. And that kind of question survives, because there are much worse questions in those sets.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:03 pm

Not that people care too much, but, for the record, at KMO states today, DCC beat Holland in the first game of the class A final, which Holland had entered by beating UD Jesuit. Utica got fourth. In class B, DCD beat West Catholic in the finals, with St. Joseph taking third, and in class C/D, Hillsdale beat Hackett CC twice in the finals to win.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:30 am

Ok, so as of now, the people who want to go to NASAT are myself, Paul hamilton, and maybe Brandon Roach and Jimmy Haubert from DCC. Sid from DCD said he wanted to go, but I have no idea on everyone else in the state. With that limited number of people, are tryouts really needed?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Wed May 02, 2012 11:03 am

Once you guys get things figured out, let me know.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby itsthatoneguy » Mon May 07, 2012 6:24 pm

For anyone who missed this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13013
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Mon May 14, 2012 12:41 pm

So I really want to register for us for NASAT. Please, if you want to go, message me or Email me. Right now I have
Myself
Paul Hamilton from DCC (possibly)
Sid Dogra from DCD
Jimmy Haubert from DCC (possibly)

So we need someone for science
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Tue May 15, 2012 10:01 pm

something ambiguous wrote:So I really want to register for us for NASAT. Please, if you want to go, message me or Email me. Right now I have
Myself
Paul Hamilton from DCC (possibly)
Sid Dogra from DCD
Jimmy Haubert from DCC (possibly)

So we need someone for science

So Brandon Roach has confirmed with me, so we have a science player. Paul Hamilton says he should be able to, but Sid has told me he might not now, so we need a lit player. Hopefully Sid can go, so it's not the DCC show.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Buzz Buzzard » Sun May 27, 2012 1:56 pm

http://www.qunlimited.com/chsched11.htm

I see that (from Michigan) Berrien Springs, UD Jesuit, Jackson Christian, Carson City-Crystal, and the White Cloud JV team are participating in :chip: 's Chicago leg next weekend.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Cheynem » Sun May 27, 2012 2:58 pm

Did this Michigan NASAT team ever officially register?
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Sun May 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Nope!
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Cheynem » Mon May 28, 2012 12:51 pm

They should! If they need transport, they should talk to me too.
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Re: Michigan 2011-12

Postby Weighted Companion Cube » Mon May 28, 2012 4:04 pm

I'm waiting on confirmation from one more kid. My application will be sent in soon.
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