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Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:34 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Michigan State University’s Academic Competitions Club is proud to announce Rube Goldberg Invitational VII scheduled for January 23rd, 2010. This tournament will be using NAQT invitational set IS-92. The field size and number of guaranteed games have not yet been determined, but we plan on running a divisional round robin, followed by a re-bracketed round robin. There will be at least 7 guaranteed games, though I expect it to be more than that.

Tournament Fees:
First Team: $65
All subsequent teams $50
Working Buzzer set: -$10 per functional set
Distance Discount: -$10 per 100 miles (1-way), by Google maps or Mapquest, whichever is further
Minimum per team: $25


Please make checks payable to MSU Academic Competition Club and please pay upon arrival, or in advance. Please email us at cbowl AT msu DOT edu to register (even if you are posting on the forum that you are coming, please email us).


Thanks,

Nalin Lalwani
MSU Academic Competition Club President

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:52 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Field Update:
Jackson (2)
Quincy
Sand Creek (2)
Dewitt (2)
Brighton (2)
Ionia (2)
Mio (2)
DCDS (2)
Troy (2)

Right now, the field cap is 32 teams, but that could rise.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:53 pm
by master15625
Could you have us as tentatively attending this tournament?

Thanks

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:52 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
master15625 wrote:Could you have us as tentatively attending this tournament?

Thanks
yes.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:18 pm
by Unicolored Jay
Uh-oh. Looks like I won't be seeing Michigan teams attend our tournament in February, since we're using the same set. Oh well.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:15 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Bird Sonata wrote:Uh-oh. Looks like I won't be seeing Michigan teams attend our tournament in February, since we're using the same set. Oh well.
Yeah, I sent this out to some Ohio teams, and they told me they were headed your way.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:54 am
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
I may have already mentioned this at ACF Fall, but I'd be willing to staff this if you need help (schedule permitting, of course, but I probably won't be doing anything).

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:08 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Field Update (28 teams at the moment):
Jackson (2)
Quincy
Sand Creek (2)
Dewitt (2)
Brighton (2)
Ionia (2)
Mio (2)
DCDS (2)
Troy (2)
Farmington
Rochester
White Cloud
Bath
Holt
Lansing Catholic (2)
Carson City
Milford
Cheboygan (2)

The cap is still at 32 teams, we'll take a waiting list, as we will raise the cap as soon as there are enough moderators.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:45 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Field Update (Field Closed at 32):
Jackson (2)
Quincy
Sand Creek (2)
Dewitt (2)
Brighton (2)
Ionia (2)
Mio (2)
DCDS (2)
Troy (2)
Farmington
Rochester
White Cloud
Bath
Holt
Lansing Catholic (2)
Carson City
Milford
Cheboygan (2)
University Liggett (2)
DCC (2)

Wait List:
Greenhills

We will try to expand the field to 36, but I need to make sure I have enough staffers.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:46 am
by Novi2010
Put Novi on the list. We can bring 2 teams

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:58 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
We closed the field at 36. We are working on tournaments for March and April. It is unfortunate that we weren't able accommodate all the teams. :(
We are going to work on expanding our field for future tournaments. I took teams in the order that they signed up (and I posted the announcement here before I sent out emails to coaches). On the bright side, it looks like the Michigan circuit is getting bigger, despite the bad economy. We'll see you January 23rd. I'm going to be out of the country for most of our break, but Mark will be on our email account. I'll get him and Sally to check this forum for any questions here.

Jackson (2)
Quincy
Sand Creek (2)
Dewitt (2)
Brighton (2)
Ionia (2)
Mio (2)
DCDS (2)
Troy (2)
Farmington
Rochester
White Cloud
Bath
Holt
Lansing Catholic (2)
Carson City
Milford
Cheboygan (2)
University Liggett
DCC (2)
Greenhills
South Redford Thurston (2)
Saginaw Heritage (2)

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:03 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
On a side note, I'm going to be discussing organizing some sort of quiz bowl body within the state: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... &start=100

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:41 pm
by master15625
Out of curiosity, what will the format during rounds be like? I.e. will it be timed or will it be twenty questions?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:52 pm
by nathancu
What time is the competition starting, and where is it being held?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:00 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
20 tossups, we don't have timers.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:25 pm
by master15625
nathancu wrote:What time is the competition starting, and where is it being held?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:47 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
master15625 wrote:
nathancu wrote:What time is the competition starting, and where is it being held?
Seconded. Also, do you still need me to staff because I'll plan on coming unless I hear otherwise.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:35 pm
by master15625
I just found out this tournament got postponed to February 13th. Is this actually true?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:17 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
master15625 wrote:I just found out this tournament got postponed to February 13th. Is this actually true?
Yes, this is true. Room reservations got screwed up. I should have posted this up earlier, but I notified all the coaches as soon as I could.

A few teams are dropping due to scheduling conflicts, I'll let everyone know in the next week if spots do open. The lesson to be learned is get your rooms done early, at least a couple months in advance. Don't learn that lesson the hard way like we did.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:38 pm
by Novi2010
Did you get my email Nalin?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:53 pm
by Unicolored Jay
nalin wrote:
master15625 wrote:I just found out this tournament got postponed to February 13th. Is this actually true?
Yes, this is true. Room reservations got screwed up. I should have posted this up earlier, but I notified all the coaches as soon as I could.

A few teams are dropping due to scheduling conflicts, I'll let everyone know in the next week if spots do open. The lesson to be learned is get your rooms done early, at least a couple months in advance. Don't learn that lesson the hard way like we did.
Looks like we're both running IS-92 at the same time. Interesting...

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:32 pm
by AKKOLADE
I updated the title for you, to reflect the date change.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:51 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Novi2010 wrote:Did you get my email Nalin?
yeah, just replied.

I'll let everyone know what the deal is with teams once I figure out exactly how many more I can take.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:58 pm
by wadobbie
Any chance there's room for a late entry since the date changed. I coach a young team from the Utica Academy for International Studies in Sterling Hts. MI

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:55 am
by jbrater
Does anybody have any info about the 2/13 rescheduled tourney yet? it's 2/5 and i've received no info...

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:18 pm
by master15625
Is there any change?

The tourney is within 5 days.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:25 am
by jbrater
i still have no info. what's the deal?

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:43 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
master15625 wrote:Is there any change?

The tourney is within 5 days.
I sent this out early this morning to coaches:


This Saturday's tournament will be at Well's Hall, with registration in C-105. Wells Hall is located on Red Cedar Road across from the stadium. The actual location can be found here: http://maps.msu.edu/interactive/index.php?location=wh . There are no big events occurring on campus Saturday, so you should be able to park right next to the building or at any nearby lot (parking is free). The C-Wing of Wells Hall is the northern most part of the building.

Registration will begin at 8 AM, and last until about 8:45. First rounds will start between 9 and 9:15. We will be running about ~10 rounds for ALL teams. We will run a split round robin, followed by a bracketed round robin. If you plan on leaving early for any reason, please tell me ASAP, BEFORE Friday. With all that, everyone should be done by 4 PM at the latest (except for a final if a team does not clear the field).

For lunch, we encourage you to head to Grand River Avenue, and eat at one of places there. We will provide maps to all teams on the day of the tournament. The Food Court is not open on weekends.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:21 pm
by master15625
Thanks Nalin.

I was wondering, is it possible to keep stats at this tournament as well, mainly for the purpose of the NASAT? The deadline is approaching and there needs to be some sort of way for people to calibrate who are the best to go.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:22 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
master15625 wrote:Thanks Nalin.

I was wondering, is it possible to keep stats at this tournament as well, mainly for the purpose of the NASAT? The deadline is approaching and there needs to be some sort of way for people to calibrate who are the best to go.
Yeah, I basically made it a rule that MSU has to do individual stats.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:34 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
We just got finished packing up down at Wells. Detroit Country Day A finished 9-0, sweeping the round robin playoff bracket of Detroit Catholic Central A, Detroit Catholic Central B, and Troy A.

1) Detroit Country Day A
2) Detroit Catholic Central A
3) Detroit Catholic Central B
4) Troy A

Prelim stats (there are a few errors we will update soon): https://www.msu.edu/~cbowl/RB2010/RUBE_standings.html

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:08 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Also special thanks to the following teams who are either newly formed, or haven't been to MSU for quiz bowl in a long time: University Liggett, Cheboygan, Thurston, Carson City, and anyone else I missed.

Finally, I apologize for the postponement, as well as the prelims being slightly unbalanced. We had 4 teams drop within 48 hours of the tournament, and had to redo the schedule 3 times.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:22 pm
by The King's Flight to the Scots
stats wrote: DCD A had 26 ppb.
God, I hope that's the error you were talking about.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:53 pm
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:
stats wrote: DCD A had 26 ppb.
God, I hope that's the error you were talking about.
Including a good ol' 30ppb game. Neil's fairly legit, gentlemen.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:20 pm
by fissionprime
This was our first tournament ULS has been to and I feel that it was well run especially considering all of the cancellations that Nalin mentioned. Hopefully we'll be able to build a good team in the next couple years especially considering our team is all underclassmen and that this is our first tournament. Thanks for a good introduction to the MI quiz bowl and hopefully we can stay involved in the scene for years to come.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:08 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:
stats wrote: DCD A had 26 ppb.
God, I hope that's the error you were talking about.
Nope. DCDS is a little deeper than I initially thought. PPB is where that comes through a lot.

I'm working on playoffs now.

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:49 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird