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by ryandillon
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9588

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

2. 1/1 Trash cannot affect a game's outcome more so than 1/1 of any other category. Rebuttal: This is true. Trash cannot affect a game's outcome more so than questions in any other category. However, trash does affect the outcome of a game. One question can cause a potential 45 point swing (3 bonus...
by ryandillon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Superpowers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Superpowers?

grayson77 wrote:That would be nice. :smile:
I hate it that so many tournaments are moving away from powers.
I agree. But if it's just 15 points I don't concern myself playing for power. You win on the bonus conversion anyways. 20 point powers rock though.
by ryandillon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT - Small Schools
Replies: 28
Views: 5421

Re: HSNCT - Small Schools

South Range is legit. We played them at Case, and I know from talking to Jarret that his teammates are working hard and have made vast improvements over the past few months. Jarret is a great individual player by his own merit as well. I think they have a real shot at the title.
by ryandillon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Superpowers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Superpowers?

Or powers 20 superpowers 25 :)
by ryandillon
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9588

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

2. 1/1 Trash cannot affect a game's outcome more so than 1/1 of any other category. Rebuttal: This is true. Trash cannot affect a game's outcome more so than questions in any other category. However, trash does affect the outcome of a game. One question can cause a potential 45 point swing (3 bonus...
by ryandillon
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Random announcements that don't fit anywhere. 1) MSU will be having summer practices. We invite anyone in the area to come out (hs, college, unaffiliated too). 4) Does quiz bowl exist west of the capital area (besides the circuit with White Cloud, Reed City, Mason County, etc.)? I'm trying to find ...
by ryandillon
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '09-'10
Replies: 42
Views: 5989

Re: Ohio '09-'10

Hey, I don't think telling people to skip a real tournament for a high school trash tournament is against the rules per se, but I'd be delighted if you stopped anyhow. Lulz. Budgets can be tight to pull an overnighter this late in the season. Also, Jarret, if any American Idol comes up let me know.
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 79112

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Inkana7 wrote:I will play with a teammate TBD.
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Wanna team up?
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '09-'10
Replies: 42
Views: 5989

Re: Ohio '09-'10

Anybody going to Culver's Midwest Championship on the sectionals set?
by ryandillon
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4672

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

jdeliverer wrote:
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
Nuclear Densometer Test wrote:Just off the top of my head (I may have missed a few)
Pierce
That's "Peirce" by the way, pronounced like "purse."
Also noted for having a freaking awesome beard
Nietzsche beard > Peirce beard

All the philosophy you'll ever need.
by ryandillon
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NASAT Teams
Replies: 22
Views: 11103

Re: 2010 NASAT Teams

Dan-Don wrote:Has anyone heard anything about the possibility of a Team Michigan?
Yeah if all goes well with the bid we will be out there :)
by ryandillon
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4672

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

Just off the top of my head (I may have missed a few) Sophocles Plato Aristotle Bacon Locke Rousseau Mill Bentham Kant Hobbes Aquinas Derrida Descartes Chomsky Berkley Spinoza Machiavelli Hume Hegel Nietzsche Kierkegaard Sartre Schopenhauer James Pierce Heidegger Foucault Marx Russel Wittgenstein H...
by ryandillon
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (3/27/10)
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (3/27/10)

Haha Neil almost hit the 10 ppTU mark!
by ryandillon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 22415

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Detroit would be a nice, friendly place to see the HSNCT.
by ryandillon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57847

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Just wondering, after the bids get submitted will like a field with the players be posted and updated?
by ryandillon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kindle and other eBooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Kindle and other eBooks

Hello to all, I'm not sure if this would fall under "Books" or not, but I just ordered a Kindle DX and had some questions about eBooks. Obviously there are limitations in Amazon's eBook store but I was wondering if anyone else knows of any good reference material that I could get from there, i.e. th...
by ryandillon
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 167870

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but Norton's Poetry Anthology has lots of poems that come up in one volume. I know it's nothing special but I like it all in one place.

Also masterplots is cool stuff. There is an A-Z like 8 volume set or a condensed version. They are both awesome.
by ryandillon
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)
Replies: 34
Views: 5123

Re: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)

BobGHHS wrote:
I'm actually surprised to not see some of the powerhouses of the past there this year... No DCC
Yeah we're playing that IS set this weekend at Michigan State and we already did a prison bowl mirror at Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University last weekend.
by ryandillon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive
Replies: 27
Views: 42146

Re: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive

This is awesome.
by ryandillon
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Uhhh Cam from White Cloud was the 2nd or 3rd overall scorer at the tournament at Tippecanoe in Ohio.
by ryandillon
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Hey, I know that some people from CC may be interested in trying out so I'm just wondering if anyone was planning on having tryouts for NASAT?
by ryandillon
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 5676

Re: Studying Geography

The way I have learned literature is starting from the things that come up the most and just making my way deeper and deeper into the subject. Is there any way to know what countries/cities/mountains etc. come up the most?
by ryandillon
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Geography
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Geography

I don't know if this already has a topic or not, but it just seems that whenever I hear a geography question come out i tune out because I have absolutely no hope of getting it. I want to get better at it, but the immense amount of material to study just leads me to go study other stuff. This lack o...
by ryandillon
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

While we're on the subject of upcoming tournaments, does anyone know if White Cloud is having their tournament? If I remember correctly, they generally held it early in the fall.
by ryandillon
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Does anyone know what other tournaments there will be besides the two already mentioned in Michigan? The 2nd Annual Novi Invitational will be held sometime this fall, probably in early November or so. I hope to see DCD there to defend their title! DCC A won it last year. They ripped us 430-290 in t...
by ryandillon
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

If I recall, the format for the "state championship" is unique in that it has fifteen minute halves and the questions are just a tossup, followed by one bonus question (which I always had the suspicion there was no differentiation between the two and that your bonus question was just the next quest...
by ryandillon
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Back to the team comparisons. Does anyone know how Huron Valley is going to look this year? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they come in fourth at NAQT states last year?
by ryandillon
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

With that said, how many teams would have coaches actually willing to judge which players should go? If this is to get organized, it would have to be put into motion relatively soon. Um, I do believe that it doesn't have to be put into action soon, because we haven't really started anything yet. I ...
by ryandillon
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Well, that is true, so I guess coaches should try to judge performances based not only on score but also on difficulty of tournament competition and tournament questions. Yeah, we should send a balanced team, which is why the coaches might be able to decide what players can fill the gaps. The top p...
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

I'm not sure if this post belongs here but whatever. Does anyone know how the team Michigan will send to the HSAPQ all-star tournament thing will be determined? Your post is definitely relevant. I am not sure how Michigan will send a team, but presumably I feel that tournaments should focus more on...
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

The rest of Michigan should be like DCC (who regularly comes to Russell tournaments) and come to Kentucky tournaments. (Hint: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8127) Well in my memory, Russell is the only one in Kentucky we make it out to so its not like we're in Kentucky all the time.
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

I'm not sure if this post belongs here but whatever. Does anyone know how the team Michigan will send to the HSAPQ all-star tournament thing will be determined?
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Harper v. Canada (Attorney General) wrote: Solon ran invitationals on pyramidal questions, and there were possibly more.
We went out to the Solon tournament. It was two days long. Saturday was NAQT, an IS packet I believe, and Sunday was HSAPQ. Neil if you guys could make it out to that one it would be great.
by ryandillon
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Well, it looks like the majority of teams in Michigan, and the nation, are losing many key seniors from last year. So I think that most of us are in the same boat. Hopefully Michigan as a whole can have as many teams represent our state at nationals as we did this past year.
by ryandillon
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57847

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

This sounds like if it is well organized it will be awesome. So, to nominate players to a state's team would there be some sort of committee of coaches? Or maybe the best players across the state would just contact eachother?
by ryandillon
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

I know it's a bit early to be talking about this, but does anyone have any tentative dates for some of the fall tournaments in Michigan? I'm talking about tournaments like White Cloud's tournament, the fall tournament at U of M Dearborn, and any other tournaments that are taking place in the area.
by ryandillon
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7281

Re: ACE Camp

Alright sounds good. Do you know any other schools that are sending players?
by ryandillon
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 42
Views: 7281

Re: ACE Camp

Most of the sophomores and juniors from Detroit Catholic Central will be attending the camp at Campbellsville. I was just wondering whose all going to that one.
by ryandillon
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31410

Re: Michigan '09-'10

As far as Catholic Central goes, we are only returning one person from our A team that finished fourth at nationals. However, we have two very good seniors who will lead our team in Michael Yurko and Matt Nicholas. Behind them, we have a large amount of juniors who are all working hard. Although we ...