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Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:04 am
by mhayes
BeachBowl wrote:
Cheynem wrote:When I return to Michigan in May for summer break, I plan on working with at least Kent City to prepare for HSNCT--I hope other regional teams like Chippewa Hills or White Cloud might come on board too.
If you want us to come aboard, you'll have to contact my coach because my dad won't drive us to practice because of "sexual predator activity" which apparently you are in qualification of. If you PM me your e-mail or something I could get him to talk to you.
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Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:39 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
Matt Weiner wrote:
BeachBowl wrote:
Cheynem wrote:When I return to Michigan in May for summer break, I plan on working with at least Kent City to prepare for HSNCT--I hope other regional teams like Chippewa Hills or White Cloud might come on board too.
If you want us to come aboard, you'll have to contact my coach because my dad won't drive us to practice because of "sexual predator activity" which apparently you are in qualification of. If you PM me your e-mail or something I could get him to talk to you.
What the hell is this post?
Your guess is as good as mine, might even be better.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:21 am
by at your pleasure
DarkMatter wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:
BeachBowl wrote:
Cheynem wrote:When I return to Michigan in May for summer break, I plan on working with at least Kent City to prepare for HSNCT--I hope other regional teams like Chippewa Hills or White Cloud might come on board too.
If you want us to come aboard, you'll have to contact my coach because my dad won't drive us to practice because of "sexual predator activity" which apparently you are in qualification of. If you PM me your e-mail or something I could get him to talk to you.
What the hell is this post?
Your guess is as good as mine, might even be better.
Mike Cheyne's explanation seems about right to me.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:08 pm
by itsthatoneguy
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

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:54 pm
by DrCongo
itsthatoneguy wrote: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 cobwebs after not playing quiz bowl for a month or more.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm
by ryandillon
DrCongo wrote:
itsthatoneguy wrote: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 cobwebs after not playing quiz bowl for a month or more.
Yeah the DCC contingent will be there again.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:41 pm
by Buzz Buzzard
DrCongo wrote: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 City signed up for HSNCT.
Looking at the HSNCT field page at http://www.naqt.com/registration/field. ... nt_id=3351, that would be Hilldale, Oklahoma, which is entered, and not Hillsdale, Michigan.

Carson City-Crystal is in the field, as is Jackson Christian, who played a very close game with Okemos in the Quizbusters final (won't spoil the exact result for those who haven't watched it yet).

I suspect Okemos is not at the HSNCT because their high school commencement is on May 29 (this sunday).

A team representing Hillsdale Academy did take 2nd place in the C-D division of the "Degrow" State tournament.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:14 pm
by Lion81
Does anyone know the graduation status of CC's teams?

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:22 pm
by DrCongo
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 great sign for next year.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:50 pm
by Windmill Tump
DrCongo wrote: 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 teams and Novi for their impressive finishes. By my count, we had five playoff teams, and one small school playoff team (Kent City!). By the way, good luck to you guys at NSC this weekend.

Also if any one cares, of the six people who played on our A team at some point this year, we lose three (Chris, Hannah, Sai) but return John, Sid Chand (who wasn't at HSNCT), and me.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:41 pm
by DrCongo
Thanks Sid
xpmath wrote: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 Detroit.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:50 pm
by Cheynem
Kent City (my old HS, if you're not aware) wasn't at HSNCT in 2010, but was there in 2009. I recommended the NSC to their coach, and I was really happy to see them going to tournaments outside of the weird West Michigan circuit and Quizbusters. They return a few of their better players, so hopefully they're back at various nationals next year.

When I attended one of their practices, I was struck by how a team with obvious energy and enthusiasm was unaware of resources that to us seem almost second nature (the forums, the packet archive, other tournaments). I wonder if NAQT or HSAPQ or whoever could think of producing a quick and simple guide to good quizbowl resources that could easily be e-mailed or distributed to coaches/teams.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:55 pm
by Lion81
DrCongo wrote: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 great sign for next year.
Our entire A team is all seniors. We lose a couple seniors from our B team, but Aaron is a junior, and he should be very good next year if he keeps improving. Overall, I think our B team is going to be significantly better than this year and hopefully we can get some underclassmen on Varsity. I'm honestly extremely impressed with DCC's ability to reload every year. I thought you guys were gonna take a step back after this year, but with Bobby and Jimmy returning (and i'm sure more people i'm less familiar with), it doesnt sound like it. Its going to be fun watching CC and DCD duke it out against each other next year. Who knows, maybe our A team will finally be able to steal one from one of you guys.

Totally agree on the performance of Michigan QB at Nats. I honestly didn't realize that so many teams from Michigan were going. Also props to CC for finishing strong every single fricking year (have you ever not made top 20?!), especially CC B. I can't believe how much better you guys got through out the year, culminating in a win over Northmont. I also want to add that our game against you guys at Culver was probably one of the most memorable games of quiz bowl I have ever played. Good Luck to you guys at Pace.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:10 pm
by DrCongo
Cheynem wrote:I wonder if NAQT or HSAPQ or whoever could think of producing a quick and simple guide to good quizbowl resources that could easily be e-mailed or distributed to coaches/teams.
If you are interested, I'd be interested with working with you on something like this over the summer to send to Michigan teams and other schools.

I appreciate the kind words, Harsha. Connor G, Brandon, and Alex are also notable guys coming back for us. You have a coach who knows what he's doing which is so important, so I'm sure Novi will reload next year too. If our team didn't have an experienced coach we wouldn't be near where we are now. And hopefully we'll see you, Sid et al, and other Michigan players again at ACE this year. I know the DCC guys are going to Illinois this year to avoid a ten hour van ride.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:24 pm
by Lion81
DrCongo wrote: You have a coach who knows what he's doing which is so important, so I'm sure Novi will reload next year too. If our team didn't have an experienced coach we wouldn't be near where we are now. And hopefully we'll see you, Sid et al, and other Michigan players again at ACE this year.
Just a little bit of clarification. I'm actually graduating this year, so I'm not going to be at camp (It sounded like you were including me when you said 'hope to see you at camp'). Also our coach is becoming assistant principal so he will not be coaching next year (I still think Novi will be a rather dangerous team though).

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:05 pm
by Windmill Tump
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 permission to host, and I can't really see why they wouldn't, we'll hopefully be having it around November or December.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:23 am
by jgalea84
Lion81 wrote:
DrCongo wrote: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 great sign for next year.
Our entire A team is all seniors. We lose a couple seniors from our B team, but Aaron is a junior, and he should be very good next year if he keeps improving. Overall, I think our B team is going to be significantly better than this year and hopefully we can get some underclassmen on Varsity. I'm honestly extremely impressed with DCC's ability to reload every year. I thought you guys were gonna take a step back after this year, but with Bobby and Jimmy returning (and i'm sure more people i'm less familiar with), it doesnt sound like it. Its going to be fun watching CC and DCD duke it out against each other next year. Who knows, maybe our A team will finally be able to steal one from one of you guys.

Totally agree on the performance of Michigan QB at Nats. I honestly didn't realize that so many teams from Michigan were going. Also props to CC for finishing strong every single fricking year (have you ever not made top 20?!), especially CC B. I can't believe how much better you guys got through out the year, culminating in a win over Northmont. I also want to add that our game against you guys at Culver was probably one of the most memorable games of quiz bowl I have ever played. Good Luck to you guys at Pace.
I was going to guess 2000 (not a great year for us by any stretch), but a check of NAQT's archives says we were 9th. Of course, that was only out of 52 teams that year. Things have changed!

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
If you are coming to MSU this fall and reading this post, you should PM me.

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:42 pm
by PennySalem
Lion81 wrote:
Just a little bit of clarification. I'm actually graduating this year, so I'm not going to be at camp (It sounded like you were including me when you said 'hope to see you at camp'). Also our coach is becoming assistant principal so he will not be coaching next year (I still think Novi will be a rather dangerous team though).
Yeah we're getting new coach(es), meaning it'll be important for Novi's students to know what's going on on their own. I'm trying to get some of them to regularly visit hsquizbowl forums/read packets/play on #scobowl rather than forgetting everything over the summer. We do not write questions, unfortunately; I would've loved to write a tournament like what Sid's going on. We have quite a few students (like 10?) going to the Illinois ACE camp, meaning Michigan quizbowl should have a significant presence there (at least compared to Milligan last year)

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:40 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
PennySalem wrote:
Lion81 wrote:
Just a little bit of clarification. I'm actually graduating this year, so I'm not going to be at camp (It sounded like you were including me when you said 'hope to see you at camp'). Also our coach is becoming assistant principal so he will not be coaching next year (I still think Novi will be a rather dangerous team though).
Yeah we're getting new coach(es), meaning it'll be important for Novi's students to know what's going on on their own. I'm trying to get some of them to regularly visit hsquizbowl forums/read packets/play on #scobowl rather than forgetting everything over the summer. We do not write questions, unfortunately; I would've loved to write a tournament like what Sid's going on. We have quite a few students (like 10?) going to the Illinois ACE camp, meaning Michigan quizbowl should have a significant presence there (at least compared to Milligan last year)
Get your team to write questions, it's one of the ways that we at DCC get good and learn new stuff. Overall, it's just very beneficial.

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