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by DrCongo
Tue May 31, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Thanks Sid small school playoff team (Kent City!) I was excited to see this too. My teammate and I read ten rounds for them at DCCAT and they had some good buzzes so it was cool to see them qualify. Hopefully their attendance at HSNCT helps signify more quiz bowl growth outside of Southeastern Detro...
by DrCongo
Tue May 31, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Yeah, we're graduating Ryan, Dave, Matt, and Chris from our A team and Connor T and Robert C from our B team. Who does Novi lose? 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...
by DrCongo
Sun May 01, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

As we have been doing the last few years, the players at the University of Michigan will be hosting weekly practices in Ann Arbor during the summer. If you are interested, please email me at bryanbe AT umich DOT edu I recommend people do this. It's a lot of fun and it's a good way to shake off the ...
by DrCongo
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 8400

Re: American History Packet

To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives sligh...
by DrCongo
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Now that the HSNCT field is filling up, some thoughts: Does anybody know the plans of Okemos, U of D, and Troy? They've all qualified for Nationals but I don't know if those schools plan to go. I hope that U of D doesn't decide to go to NAC again. It's also great to see teams like Hillsdale and Kent...
by DrCongo
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 16756

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

For those interested, Detroit Country Day finished in first place and Novi A took second.
by DrCongo
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6193

Re: General discussion

Could I please have a digital copy as well? Also, was the Solon mirror the last HFT mirror?

[email protected]
by DrCongo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

I remember Utica coming to our HSAPQ tournament last year and I talked to their coach a little. They started last year I think and our A team played Utica at U of M Autumn. They definitely were our toughest opponent in the morning.
by DrCongo
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Oh wow I didn't even see that...makes a little more sense now haha
by DrCongo
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

If I'm right, Sid, I think it went DCC A, DCC B, Novi A, then GPN. I can't be sure though. I agree that Novi was a lot of fun and for the most part it was run pretty well. I can't remember the last time I left a tournament before 6. I just hope that more teams host in-state tournaments that don't us...
by DrCongo
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 168257

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Isaacbh wrote:Came across a book called 100 Decisive Battles, by Paul Davis. It seems pretty good; there's a preview on Google books.
This one has definitely gotten me some tu's. I recommend this too.
by DrCongo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Yeah I forgot about GPN. I think they lose Matthew, who had nearly 30ppg at HSNCT. I'm not sure about the rest of their people though. Thanks for the date.
by DrCongo
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Does anybody know the tournament dates for the Michigan tournaments, Novi tournaments, etc?
by DrCongo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9826

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

Right, so this would just be fun too then. I think doing predictions is fun.
by DrCongo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9826

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

Well isn't that the case though with every poll? And yet we still do it.
by DrCongo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9826

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

Is it possible that everyone cast their votes and then give descriptions of the teams that they know about/play for? Then when the votes are tallied, the best description(s) could just be tacked on to each team?
by DrCongo
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl
Replies: 26
Views: 6142

Re: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl

What we do is set up a table in our coach's classroom at open houses and let people walk in. I definitely suggest doing this if your school has one. Also, as mentioned above, we have a table set up at freshman orientation. Like others are saying, the best way to get kids on quiz bowl is to just get ...
by DrCongo
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13695

Re: Michigan '10-'11

I guess I'll throw my thoughts out there too: 1. Detroit Catholic Central: Our A team has really put forth the effort in an attempt to retake the state title. Even if a couple of last year's B teamers are put on DCC A, our B team still be strong with a core of juniors/sophomores, all who played on t...
by DrCongo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 168257

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

This probably goes without saying and I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but atlases are always great for studying geography. I prefer the New Concise World Atlas.
by DrCongo
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 35335

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Was the prospect of gaining more Southern teams the biggest factor in choosing Atlanta over say Cincinnati or Indianapolis?
by DrCongo
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 7795

Re: Improving at Literature

No I totally agree that reading helps a lot and that it in many ways can be better than using notecards. The only reasons I ever power lit questions early is if I have read the work. I'm not a lit guy, I was just suggesting to the person who started this thread another way of studying related to lis...
by DrCongo
Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 7795

Re: Improving at Literature

On the contrary, I think that the only way to write (good) notecards is to love what the notecard is about. Notecarding is monotonous and not fun unless you find the topic interesting. And if you're interested in a topic, you will better retain the information being written. I love history, which ma...
by DrCongo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 7795

Re: Improving at Literature

Now, I'm not a lit player, but I might be able to help you with your list problem. Have you tried notecarding the lists with the author on one side and work on the other? You can do this with plots and characters, too. I find this a more fun way to study stuff that memorizing and so have a lot of my...
by DrCongo
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5637

Re: 2010 ACE

Apparently some people are unable to access the course list on our website. While we work on figuring out the problem, I'll go ahead and post it here... ACE Quizbowl Camp 2010 Class Offerings Literature I * Literature I Lab ** History I* History I Lab** Science I* Science I Lab** British Literature...
by DrCongo
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6441

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

I didn't mean to offend anybody, and I should have mentioned that I understand that many teams toward the end of the year are tight on money; so are we. All I meant to say was that the more good teams you get to play, the better. Going to this tournament was a well-meaning suggestion, I didn't mean ...
by DrCongo
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6441

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

If I'm right, I think that the Culver Midwest Championship happened after Illinois NAQT States, and only one team (Loyola) made it out. Almost all of the teams that went this year have committed to attending next year, so if you're concerned about your team "giving up" after March, I encourage you t...
by DrCongo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 40180

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
DrCongo wrote:Will the podcasts be posted any time soon? I'm just curious.
Not going to happen; as noted upthread, the audio equipment was on the fritz.
Ok thanks.
by DrCongo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 40180

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Will the podcasts be posted any time soon? I'm just curious.
by DrCongo
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

:chip: strikes again: http://www.uofdjesuit.org/html/quiz-bowl-team-go-national-champioships It's true. http://www.qunlimited.com/schedch10.htm Don't they regularly attend NAQT/HSAPQ stuff that is offered in the state? Like posted above, they definitely do, but I wish that U of D would go to HSNCT ...
by DrCongo
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

I'll be showing up in the near future as well.
by DrCongo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 40180

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

BRizzle wrote: Secondly, why is so much of the geography American? Isn't a question on Akron biased towards an Ohio team? Or is this insignificant?
I'm don't think that this is a problem. It's like saying a toss up on the Great Salt Lake is biased towards a team from the Utah. It happens.
by DrCongo
Mon May 31, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24954

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

That sounds cool. I can't wait for it to go up on the packet site.
by DrCongo
Mon May 31, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24954

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Swank diet wrote:Glad you enjoyed it, I think the world of trash geography is only beginning to be tapped (for trash questions, not legit geography).
This is an interesting idea. Is this basically what the comedy geography round was?
by DrCongo
Mon May 31, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 30135

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

Provided I can find enough DCC guys willing to make a team I'll be there Sunday and I'll read/scorekeep on Saturday for sure.
by DrCongo
Mon May 31, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24954

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Yeah that's cool. I'm excited to see the other rounds I couldn't play. I had no idea that the Balearic nightclub stuff would be that obvious; I'm fairly new to those little facts about certain places.
by DrCongo
Sun May 30, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Any word on when/where these summer MSU practices are?

Edit: Words.
I would also like to know when these are going on. Any chance NAQT states will be posted?

EDIT: Question
by DrCongo
Sun May 30, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24954

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Yeah, butI'm not complaining at all about the almanac clues because those are also just good to know for regular NAQT and other formats. Props to whoever wrote the Augusta Golf Club question; you gave me my only tu. And if I'm right, that Balearic question was probably mine.
by DrCongo
Sun May 30, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24954

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

This tournament was awesome! As a sophomore, I look forward to going to this for hopefully a long time. One thing that surprised me was in the two games Chris and I were able to play, a lot of country highest points game up for power and superpower. I'll make sure to study those...
by DrCongo
Sun May 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5607

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

And you know what, there are always those intangibles like your favorite band coming up.
by DrCongo
Sun May 23, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5607

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

You do realize that you can also win NAQT matches by being better than the other team at all the non-trash categories, right? This is funny, because I think this point was argued in an anti-trash thread and you shut the person down for saying this (It's not really a big deal): "If a team wins with ...
by DrCongo
Tue May 11, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5637

Re: 2010 ACE

Ok I'm making the list. Anything else? And I've never heard bobbo before.
by DrCongo
Sun May 09, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5637

Re: 2010 ACE

ryandillon wrote:No worries Mr. Barry! Also, are there fridges? (Sorry for all this pestering but I seriously can't go on quiz bowl binges like I do at ACE without some Rockstar)
Don't worry, Ryan. I'll stock the van. In the meantime we should be thinking of this year's shenanigans.
by DrCongo
Mon May 03, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5637

Re: 2010 ACE

I'd be really interested in a Modern History class, too. Also, are there plans for a geography class?
by DrCongo
Mon May 03, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Any chance NAQT states will go up? No rush, just curious. I know you probably don't recall last year, but it took about around three weeks or so for Nalin to post the March Madness statistics at last year's MSU. My guess is that it will take much time; I really hope Nalin can just tell what is goin...
by DrCongo
Sat May 01, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Any chance NAQT states will go up? No rush, just curious.
by DrCongo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12918

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

So does this make 3 state champions in one tournament? That's pretty cool.
by DrCongo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Buzz Buzzard wrote:Was the score on the order of 1000+ points to 135?
No, it was a little closer. We won by around 3-400 If I remember correctly.
master15625 wrote:Anyone know who is undefeated in Class B so far?
I'd expect that team to be Dewitt.
by DrCongo
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Does anyone know how Owosso did today? I was hoping to watch them tomorrow while my parents are at the Spring football game. I see they most likely played DCC in their first game and based on what I've seen of DCC, I'm forced to assume they lost. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
Yes, we did beat them.
by DrCongo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 31498

Re: Michigan '09-'10

nalin wrote: I'm assuming the field sizes are about the same
What field size do you expect for division A?
by DrCongo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 15334

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

I think we should all agree to disagree. Very true. I think it would be a nice idea if all these naysayers just left Kay alone... Is this a quiz bowl thread or some hate-fest? If Kay enjoys NTAE, let Kay enjoy NTAE. If the rest of you enjoy HSNCT or NSC, then enjoy it. I'm not endorsing NTAE, but I...