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Organizing a League in SE Michigan

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:20 am
by MagisterBreen
I'm coaching a new quiz bowl team at Divine Child High School in Dearborn. When I first started the team and inquired about local leagues, I discovered that the only league in SE Michigan has no spots for new members. When I was playing quiz bowl in high school, league play was an important part of our team's slate of events, and I would love for my team here to be a part of one, even if that means starting one from scratch. Of course, as a first-year teacher as well, I've also been absolutely swamped with other things. Still, especially seeing several other new and seemingly unaligned teams in the area, I just wanted to gauge the interest level in something like this. So let me know!

Re: Organizing a League in SE Michigan

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:05 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
I don't know much about the current league or who runs it, but they should strongly consider expanding. If you do start a league with a completely separate group of teams, that same NAQT set would be available. Otherwise, HSAPQ has sets that are unused in Michigan available for League use.

Re: Organizing a League in SE Michigan

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:58 pm
by Rick
My school is a part of the league in question. I'm not exactly sure why we don't expand, but I'll venture to guess. As it is, we have 14 teams, and have quite a full schedule. Adding more teams might lead to problems with hosting, staffing, money, scheduling, or sets. As I said, I haven't really looked into it, but those seem like likely reasons.

Re: Organizing a League in SE Michigan

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:30 pm
by MagisterBreen
I have no problem with the current league not wanting to expand for whatever reason; I just want to be part of one, so I was wondering if any other unaligned teams in the area would be interested in this. It's hard to believe that there aren't enough teams in SE Michigan to have more than one conference...