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by alkrav112
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy
Replies: 24
Views: 5443

Re: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy

We've just been slowly rebuilding, making sure that anyone who wants to play feels welcome to play both in practice and at tournaments. At the beginning of last year, we had three returning members; this year, the number was more like 12, and I fully expect it to grow. The biggest reasons we can get...
by alkrav112
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy
Replies: 24
Views: 5443

Re: EFT 3 Mirror at Vandy

So apparently, after a tentative head-count, we have enough interest to bring 5 teams to this.
by alkrav112
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: FEUERBACH at Carnegie Mellon (Oct 4 2008)
Replies: 30
Views: 6448

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

Our options at Michigan are either (a) attend the CMU FEUERBACH and the Vandy EFT, or (b) attend the Illinois EFT and the Iowa FEUERBACH. Despite the fact that the Midwest fields will largely be doing the latter, after crunching the mileage numbers, it's definitely more advantageous for us to do the...
by alkrav112
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 11125

Re: First semester college academic tournaments

A bit of a necro, but can we tack on the FEUERBACH sites to this?
by alkrav112
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

Please tell me I'm not the only person who, at first, parsed this thread as "Tournaments with Answers that are High Schools."
by alkrav112
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: Gauging interest: FEUERBACH mirror @ CMU Oct. 4

This would be a MUCH shorter drive than Iowa for us, especially considering we already plan to make one trip there this fall. There is, then, some preliminary Michigan interest in such a site.
by alkrav112
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Regular difficulty: does it exist?
Replies: 87
Views: 56399

Re: Regular difficulty: does it exist?

No Rules Westbrook wrote:Hmmm, maybe she wasn't the best example - though, come on, I know there are some Angelica Kauffmann lovers out there, make your voice heard!
I'm the guy.
by alkrav112
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08
Replies: 19
Views: 6172

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

As previously stated, Michigan currently plans to attend this site, and I'm confident we can pull together 2 teams. Perhaps more; update will come after our first meeting(s).
by alkrav112
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29164

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

I think, tentatively, Michigan will have to attend the Pittsburgh site...
by alkrav112
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6534

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

TWO trips to Iowa? Hot diggity damn. I'm willing if my teammates are; Deep Bench was great fun last year, and hopefully Feuerbach will be good times.

EDIT: And when I say "Deep Bench," clearly I mean "TTGT11."
by alkrav112
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest for Lawrence tourney, Dec 6th or 7th?
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Interest for Lawrence tourney, Dec 6th?

This would be quite the trip from Ann Arbor, but I'll ask around and see if there's interest. Also, it may conflict with our HS tourney...
by alkrav112
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6534

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

Also, a thought: this is going to conflict with TTGT11 in the Midwest, and while I'd rather attend a decent, God-fearing academic tournament that's much closer to home, I get the feeling that lots of Michiganders will want to go to Iowa again this year. I also don't imagine we'll be the only team in...
by alkrav112
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6534

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

Huzzah.

What do you plan to call it next year?
by alkrav112
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12929

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

I think we can find some people from Michigan who will drink your IO milkshake.
by alkrav112
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 11769

Re: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

I really like Matt (Weiner)'s predictions and have very little to add on my own behalf except that we are returning every starting member from last year's squad, and only one person is becoming a grad student. Our NAQT Div II team, despite finishing second at its competitive sectional, did not quali...
by alkrav112
Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death

Robert Downey Jr. as Lord Rivers in Richard III (the one with Ian McKellen). Priceless.
by alkrav112
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13962

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

Expect about 2 teams from Michigan. We'll know more in early September.
by alkrav112
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14550

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I'll defend my choice of Symphonie Espagnole as answer by saying that it is a very often performed concert piece for the violin (which, my violin bias aside, stands with the piano as an instrument that dominates classical performance enough for its niche stuff to come up and be generally accessible...
by alkrav112
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

Congratulations to East Lansing for winning the 2008 Michigan NAQT HSCT. We had a strong showing this year, and I want to thank the 18 well-prepared teams that came out this morning. I also would like to thank all my staffers, and in particular Craig Barker for posting live stats throughout the day....
by alkrav112
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

Hi all - I've received several inquiries about information for this weekend's NAQT State tournament - sorry about the delay, but here it is. We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a mandatory meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. in 3427 Mason Hall, which is on floor 3 of Mason (the...
by alkrav112
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Earning respect from the community
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Earning respect from the community

getting defensive Yeah, I've been to Nats and had a great time. I didn't mean to imply that all the aforementioned mischief occurred at that tournament, nor did I mean to suggest that any particular person who is good at quiz bowl is also bad at sportsmanship. What I meant was that, in my book, the...
by alkrav112
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

Yes, negs will be enforced. Standard NAQT rules will apply unless otherwise noted. Those rules can be found at http://www.naqt.com/rules.html, and you can e-mail me with any questions about them at alkrav@umich.edu.
by alkrav112
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Earning respect from the community
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Earning respect from the community

I think perhaps the thing that garners the most respect from the quizbowl community (or, at least, from me) is striking that difficult balance between being a good player and being a good person/having good sportsmanship. You can edit like the devil, post 140 ppg, and show up to 9 consecutive ACF Na...
by alkrav112
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

3/18/08 - Field Update:
Novi
Novi B
Brighton
Huron
Huron B
DeWitt
DeWitt B
White Cloud
Troy
Troy B
GPN
GPN B
Hartland
Stevenson
Rochester
DCD
East Lansing
DCC
DCC B
Okemos

Total: 20

That means that there's still room for 12 more teams!
by alkrav112
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

3/17/08 - Field Update: Novi* Brighton Huron* DeWitt* White Cloud Troy* GPN Hartland Stevenson Rochester DCD East Lansing DCC* Okemos * = indicates that the school has a team on the waitlist. There are still plenty of spots left, but not much time to sign up! Tomorrow is the last day before waitlist...
by alkrav112
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6478

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

I apologize for never formally getting back to you all, but both Unverified Voracity and the host Michigan team will be declining their TRASHionals bids (at least this year). Thanks for a fun Regionals tournament!
by alkrav112
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5784

Re: Announcement: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

We'll likely be there... it might take some financial finagling. But this sounds totally awesome.
by alkrav112
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33721

I think it might be a good idea to move Regionals to the third week of January. The two weeks in a row thing does matter for some people, and I don't necessarily want to compete with College Bowl Regionals when we're in the nascent stages of an effort to bring College Bowl teams into quizbowl. This...
by alkrav112
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33721

I think it might be a good idea to move Regionals to the third week of January. The two weeks in a row thing does matter for some people, and I don't necessarily want to compete with College Bowl Regionals when we're in the nascent stages of an effort to bring College Bowl teams into quizbowl. This...
by alkrav112
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33721

As I recall, there was another tossup whose answer was "Lake Malawi," which as I recall, aside from being a "Malawi" repeat, was a decent tossup.
by alkrav112
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11853

Yeah, we're sending one team, and the packet is nearly finished.
by alkrav112
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bid prediction
Replies: 41
Views: 7210

What about this whole Div II circle-of-death business in Chicago? Wash U has an auto-bid, but (and I'm biased), I think Michigan has the most interesting case of all these. 1 Lawrence 11-3 366.7 18.87 2 Wash U 11-3 277.9 16.54 3 NW A 11-3 273.6 16.01 4 Chicago 11-3 273.2 15.68 5 Michigan A 11-3 269....
by alkrav112
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14232

Not to undermine Mike's point, as it is good and valid, but upon reviewing the set I found my complaint slightly invalid, as the question begins with a uniquely identifying pronoun. Still, it's odd answer selection.
by alkrav112
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13460

alkrav112
by alkrav112
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14232

I know this will sound incredibly vague without any details, but in Div I Round 14, there was a question about a character with an alternate name. The first word of the tossup was that character's real name, at which point I buzzed and said the name of the work. I just don't see (a) why you would gi...
by alkrav112
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14232

Au contraire, in Div I, I heard 4 baseball TUs and 2 on NASCAR, both of which are entirely too many. Of course, I loved the skewed golf distribution, but even I acknowledge that any more than 1/1 in a tournament is too much, especially when it is at the expense of my other favorite sport, tennis.
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Also, when you register, it would be extremely helpful if you would include a contact phone number and the number of buzzers you plan to bring. Thanks!
by alkrav112
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

Hi all - it's that time of year again! Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to invite your team to the 2008 Michigan NAQT State High School Championship Tournament. This event will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008, on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1995,...
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Another note about stats: During Round 10, individual stats were not kept in the Pat Freeburn v. UIUC B game, and so "TEAM" reflects the team's stats in that game.
by alkrav112
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Thanks to Mr. Dees and Michael H. for expediting the posting of MLK stats: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=MLK2008&id=1&page=standings At the end of nine rounds, Chicago Goning to Take a Trip and Minnesota A were the top 2 seeds in the Free Bracket, and UIUC A and Lafer/Westbrook were the top...
by alkrav112
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 9648

I want to preface this by saying that I think the tournament went really well, I'm very appreciative to have had a set of questions at all, and there wasn't really anything I would have changed. I think there are a couple of issues with the solution Mike proposed in regards to the playoff format. Th...
by alkrav112
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/1 ... ef=topnews

Oh, what a strange twist of fate...
by alkrav112
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Quick results:

1) Chicago Goning to Take a Trip (Teitler and friends)
2) UIUC A (Sorice and friends)
3) Lafer/Westbrook
4) Minnesota A

Thanks to all for coming; more stuff will be posted later. Hope to see many of you tomorrow for ABD!
by alkrav112
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Hi all - MLK 2008 is fast approaching, so here's what you need to know for this Saturday: Registration will begin at 8:30 am in 3314 Mason Hall (staff should arrive around the same time unless I've specifically told you otherwise). The team meeting will begin at 9:00 am or as near to it as possible ...
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TIT XXII - 1/19/08 - Maryland
Replies: 39
Views: 17003

No. Sorry. Hope the Maryland teams have fun w/this.
by alkrav112
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Final Field: Chicago (4) Illinois (3) Notre Dame (2) Chris Ray et. al. (1) BGSU (1) Minnesota (2) Lafer, Westbrook, and friends (1) Bruce, Rom, and friends (1) Pitt (1) Carnegie-Mellon (1) Michigan House Team (1) Which gives us 18 teams, good enough for two brackets of 9 teams. During bye rounds, te...
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

Field Update: Chicago (4) Illinois (3) Notre Dame (2) Chris Ray et. al. (1) BGSU (1) Minnesota (2) Lafer, Westbrook, and friends (1) Bruce, Rom, and friends (1) Pitt (1) (Dave/Will)? House teams as necessary So far, we have 16 teams for sure, and several teams are looking for free agents. Let me kno...
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

I would appreciate it if all teams playing MLK would register with me by e-mail at alkrav@umich.edu, as described above. I had no idea a Minnesota team was coming. Thanks.
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9794

See the updated field above - also, I have decided to adopt the updated fee structure from TIT ($25 penalty on the 29th; $50 penalty on the 6th).