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by Windmill Tump
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 34854

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Will there be some sort of a liveblog for this?
by Windmill Tump
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12396

Re: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Could I see the tossup on the Portrait of Dr. Gachet? I think it was in IS 116 or 115, but I'm not completely sure.
by Windmill Tump
Wed May 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5526

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

ausernamegoeshere is mine
by Windmill Tump
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

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.
by Windmill Tump
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational
Replies: 11
Views: 3685

Re: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational

In our game against U of D, we went 10/3/2 (I was 6/1/2, everyone else is fine), so we had 330 bonus points from 13 tossups heard. Also, I'd appreciate it if my name was spelled properly (Siddha n t). Thanks for a great tournament. EDIT: Er this post might make me seem really haughty or something, w...
by Windmill Tump
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12971

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

I guess I'll put myself on the waiting list.
by Windmill Tump
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

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.
by Windmill Tump
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

The varsity tournament was run on an NAQT packet (not sure which one) and the JV and novice tournaments were run on the traditional Hartland set of questions. IS 109 I believe. Also haha I think the first tournament I ever played was Hartland novice two years ago...I seem to recall a lot of Harry P...
by Windmill Tump
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Actually I think we decided that there wasn't a good date this year; next year we'll be sure to pick something in advance.
by Windmill Tump
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 89301

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Thanks! Just a note, for Rube Golberg, DCC A was actually DCC B, although this doesn't seem to have affected DCC A's ranking.
by Windmill Tump
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think March 31st is also the weekend of History Bowl for Michigan. So I didn't know we even had a History Bowl site in Michigan...yeah going to have to go work on another date then I guess. Sorry. The thing is, March 10th is supposedly a test date and the day of DCC's...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

We're lucky U of M and MSU both host a good amount of tournaments each year, although I think more mirrors of house writes (of Michigan-appropriate difficulty, like LIST) would be beneficial to Michigan high school quiz bowl. Everything about this sentence is true, and yeah, good quiz bowl might be...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Even after presenting many of the resources available for quiz bowl (quizbowlpackets.com, Torrey Pines database) to the freshman at Northville, none of them seem to take any interest because it's treated as more of a recreational activity that requires little dedication than a competitive "sport." ...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 5215

Re: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)

Yeah, from what I remember hearing, in one of the upper playoff brackets, DCC B (listed as DCC A, but not actually, since the A team was at Loyola), DCC C (again, listed as DCC B), and "Central" all had two losses; ties were indeed broken within brackets by PPG, which is pretty standard I think.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I agree with everything that Bobby said, and I'm definitely up for helping spread legitimate quiz bowl in anyway possible. I think some of the main problems are that i) people think quiz bowl is just trivia with seemingly random answers that they've never heard of, ii) when people first see pyramida...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Mirror of Harvard Fall (11/12/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 3843

Re: Michigan State Mirror of Harvard Fall (11/12/11)

Thanks a lot to Michigan State for hosting this tournament; I had a lot of fun, and I thought it went pretty well. It's not often that we get a chance to play something non-NAQT, which made this even more enjoyable. Thanks as well to everyone who worked on this set. The set did have some typos and m...
by Windmill Tump
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 13001

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Yeah, thanks a ton for everything, I had lots of fun!
by Windmill Tump
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 13001

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

I don't have any cross country meets on Mondays and Thursdays in the five week range for this, so either of those would be best, but I can probably show up any day. Friday isn't really preferred since I have a couple of meets that are somewhat far away, but they don't work for Dylan in any case, so ...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team - Many Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: New Team - Many Questions

Woohoo new Michigan team! In general, I agree with what Jeff and Joe said; in particular, I think playing actual questions during practices is really fun, and after you've become familiar with what comes up, you can point out what's important to newer players. - We are trying to join a league and wo...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

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 Windmill Tump
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

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 tournam...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 25313

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

For the Vargas Llosa bonus in Round 6, I think it's The War of the End of the World, not The War at the End of the World. We answered the latter, and it was (correctly) protested.
by Windmill Tump
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 25313

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

I thought this tournament was really fun, with a lot of great answers, and the difficulty was very good, seeing as I actually got questions. Thanks to everyone who worked on this. Like mentioned several times before, the tossup on Roman women was, in my opinion, one of the most annoying answer lines...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15703

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

Similarly, Neil's stats for the second game against Little League World Series of Poker were switched with John's.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15703

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

Looks like our fourth player decided to drop out, so we're a 3 person team as well as of right now.
by Windmill Tump
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15703

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

I'd strongly prefer the first option as well; my dad would probably be pretty upset if he had to drive me to U of M as opposed to DCC, likely even to the point where I wouldn't be able to go at all.

EDIT: Pronouns are hard to use properly
by Windmill Tump
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24537

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I don't have that much time for a couple weeks, but here's just a few thoughts: We return Sid Chand (who wasn't at HSNCT), John, and myself. Hopefully we can find a fourth player to complement the rest of us, but I think we'll be better than this year. John and I are indeed working on a housewrite; ...
by Windmill Tump
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8513

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

waddle1 wrote:Brandon Roach will join most of their B team from this year
Bobby Dorigo Jones was actually a junior this year as well, so two of their A team players will still be there next year; I'd personally still have them in the Top 13.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?
Replies: 45
Views: 8513

Re: Early Predictions for the Top "13" in 2011-2012?

Edward Powers wrote:Novi
Everyone on their A team was a senior.
by Windmill Tump
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15703

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

At least a couple Country Day people, and possibly Neil Gurram, will be there on Saturday.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11500

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Yeah, I'll be here for most of the summer besides last week of June/first two weeks of July, and I'd be up for anything.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13357

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Unfortunately, I'm not going to ACE this summer, and I don't think anyone from Country Day is either. I really want to go at some point, but it looks like it'll have to be next year now. On the bright side, John and I are working on a housewritten tournament! Assuming that the school gives us permis...
by Windmill Tump
Tue May 31, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13357

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Also congratulations to Michigan teams as a whole at HSNCT this past weekend (Props to Sid for being named a Sophomore All Star). Having so many teams finish so well is a great sign for next year. Thanks Bobby, and yeah congratulations to every Michigan team that was at HSNCT, especially both CC te...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 82426

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Yeah, this is...ridiculous.
I've spent only a few minutes on this, and I'm already amazed. Great job!
by Windmill Tump
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 16129

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

I wouldn't call this set "the worst ever", it's just that some tossups are a bit wonky and some bonuses are wayyyy too hard Having actually played at this tournament, this is probably pretty close to what I felt about it. There were definitely some problems, and some pretty ridiculous bonuses. On t...
by Windmill Tump
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

Re: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)

I know that I can't go, but I don't think the rest of the team knows for sure whether they'll go or not.
by Windmill Tump
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13357

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Oh yeah, I meant to post this a while back, but like usual, I forgot... Does anybody know anything about Utica?I never knew that they had a quiz bowl team, and they don't seem to have gone to any previous NAQT tournaments. They looked like a pretty good team at U of M, and hopefully that means they'...
by Windmill Tump
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI

Okay thanks, I just wanted to ask in case I forgot. Looking forward to Saturday!
by Windmill Tump
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI

Just curious, do you know yet if playoffs are going to be single or double elimination?
by Windmill Tump
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST II: Searching For Writers
Replies: 42
Views: 11031

Re: CMST II: Searching For Writers

Yeah, I suppose I could try to write at least 10/10, preferably non-children's lit, art, math, and rpm, although there probably won't be much philosophy.
by Windmill Tump
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34874

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Brick
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas
What's This
by Windmill Tump
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99357

Re: On-going season rankings

But Fred isn't simply ignoring tournament results; even in his newest set of rankings, in the second sentence he says that he almost moved LASA above State College, but didn't, due to State College missing a player and having an impressive performance at ACF Fall, which I think are acceptable reason...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99357

Re: On-going season rankings

With regards to the whole fluke discussion, I think we actually agree for the most part - if we're comparing the strengths of only two teams, that play each other fairly often, then those head to head games suddenly become a lot more important. However, we're talking about a ranking of the top 100 t...
by Windmill Tump
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99357

Re: On-going season rankings

In my opinion, an important purpose of these rankings is to compare teams across the country, and so some quantitative statistics are more suitable. Like Tanay said, points per bonus, and to a lesser extent, powers per game are the best to compare with, as for teams with approximately similar skill ...
by Windmill Tump
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Five Simple Ways to Get Better
Replies: 25
Views: 4828

Re: Five Simple Ways to Get Better

Fall Novice is clearly one of the easier ones; HAVOC is around that level too. From what I remember and a quick skim through some packets, the other sets from last year that I thought were on the easier side were, in no specific order, Ben Cooper, last year's Maggie Walker, and last year's Prison Bo...
by Windmill Tump
Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Five Simple Ways to Get Better
Replies: 25
Views: 4828

Re: Five Simple Ways to Get Better

I'm relatively new to quiz bowl, so whereas my opinions don't have much backing them up, I've done most of these things recently. I don't really know the best ways to improve once you actually get good, but there were a few things that I found helpful when I started. In my opinion, the best way to s...
by Windmill Tump
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22475

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I'd be grateful if somebody were to send me a copy too.

[email protected]com (laugh all you want)
by Windmill Tump
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13357

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Yeah, as much as I'd like us to have some kind of tournament, I doubt we'll have one anytime soon because of what Neil said.

Also, great job to GPN; you guys are definitely one of the top in the state, and I feel pretty stupid for forgetting you up there.
by Windmill Tump
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13357

Re: Michigan '10-'11

I had fun at Novi today, and it was great to play at an actual quiz bowl tournament again! Thanks to Novi for hosting a great tournament. From the games I played in, DCC B and GPN were impressive; I think DCC B had ~27 ppb in our game, which is crazy good, and GPN was pretty clutch, winning the last...