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by CPiGuy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

This is an announcement for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles , a transit-focused geography side event to be held hopefully at the 2020 string of NCTs. There will be at least five packets (hopefully more, but five is the most I can guarantee 100%) of 24 tossups each, with a distribution of: 6 Rail 6 R...
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Co-sign and apology -- the bookstore we get books from usually has a rack with a really good selection of classics and it was not well-stocked this time so we had to scrounge exclusively from the one dollar book rack (from which there are usually a couple great finds but not nearly enough to supply ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)

Michigan Quizbowl is pleased to announce the umpteenth annual Autumn Classic, to be held at the University of Michigan on Saturday, December 7, 2019 . The tournament will be directed by club tournament director David Geering. Location and Schedule We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a m...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

we have some staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats Congrats to the top scorers: Chris Ray (OSU) Jacob Reed (Chicago) Matt Lehmann (Chicago) Alex Fregeau (Lewis) Alston Boyd (Chicago) Evan Suttell (MSU) If you want advanced stats, Penn has opened the private discussion forum; so go there to discuss the set!
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

Thanks for the feedback, Ben. For what it's worth, the only instance that I can remember of a new staffer having to handle things solo was because one of our staffers left substantially earlier than I thought he would and neither he nor his partner told me this until lunch (at which point it didn't ...
by CPiGuy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

This tournament occurred. Thanks to all the teams that came up to Ann Arbor! First of all, my apologies for some of the delays that occurred. Many of our staffers were new college players, and I completely neglected to impress upon them the importance of, for example, not letting teams talk substant...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)

I was about to make a post about the same thing, Halle, so I'll just add my voice to the "don't leave things early" chorus.

Thanks to MSU for a well-run tournament (and for handling this issue smoothly)!
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

We've instituted a field cap of 16 for room reservation reasons. Given the current field, we shouldn't have to expand. We might still be able to if needed, but it's not 100%.
by CPiGuy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 3495

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

Another adjustment to the initial announcement: we will be providing 15 full packets and a set of tiebreakers/replacements. There will still be no designated finals packets; teams are welcome to use packets 14/15 or just follow on from the last round if they have fewer than 13 non-finals rounds. Als...
by CPiGuy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

Shorts are comfy and easy to wear wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:26 am
Can you post a contact email?
Oops, I knew I'd omitted something. Edited!
by CPiGuy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 7174

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

The initial post has been updated with the list of submissions received by September 21st. We've also secured an additional site in the Northeast at RIT . Michigan's submission appears not to be in the list, despite our having received an email to the effect that it has been received. I assume we w...
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Penn Bowl on October 19, 2019 . As is usual for Michigan tournaments, it will take place in Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:15 AM. The tournament will be directed by ...
by CPiGuy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 7370

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Reducing air travel by not flying in staff to national tournaments is likely a bad idea, because it reduces the quality of the staff pool while not really making an impact on the environment (as others have observed, those flights are almost certainly taking off anyway, with or without NCT/ACF Nats/...
by CPiGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI; 21 Sept 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

NAQT Collegiate Novice at Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI; 21 Sept 2019)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a collegiate novice tournament on Saturday, September 21, 2019 . As is usual for U-M tournaments, it will take place on the upper floors of Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:15AM. ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

kearnm7 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:13 pm
CPiGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 pm
What time will this be occurring?
10 A.M. EST Sunday, per above.
oh i'm a doofus who can't read, thanks
by CPiGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

What time will this be occurring?
by CPiGuy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 17394

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

angrybird wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:58 pm
derivative with respect to time
While I really appreciate the verbose prompt instructions of "with respect to what", this tossup made the major oversight of not accepting "differentiation" as an alternative to "derivative". This should be automatic.
by CPiGuy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 23-25

Was the inclusion of Monday in the dates intentional?
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 14743

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

thebluehawk1 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:10 pm
I graduated from the University of Maryland and will be starting a PhD in history at Indiana University. I am hoping to get a team going there again. If anyone is going to IU and is interested please email me at hawkjus19@gmail.com.
big ten quizbowl status: 12.5/14

come on wisconsin/nebraska
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Is ACF planning on making changes to their Regionals hosting guidelines to spell out more clearly what happens when an error by a Regionals host causes ACF to have to issue extra Nationals bids (for example, by failing to play off a tie between two undergraduate teams)?
by CPiGuy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 4189

Re: Interest in Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day

*If we have a projector/audio, TUPAC/Look at This Photograph/BUMPY II could also happen If you end up doing this at U-M, almost every Mason Hall classroom has a projector and a computer that needs only a valid U-M login to work, so you'd only need one U-M person to be there. I can't be that person....
by CPiGuy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 8306

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

Raul Passement deserves your science votes. I played Lederberg with him and he's really scary.
by CPiGuy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

Our own Matt Failor was allowed to compete (including in HSNCT) at grade 8, so i'm assuming it is allowed in Michigan. Speaking as the TD of several recent U-M tournaments: Michigan doesn't have a state organization overseeing quizbowl (with the possible exception of local leagues? I'm out of state...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

NAQT requires that (absent special approval to the contrary) players only play for the school(s) they actually attend. So middle schoolers cannot play for a high school (unless they also take classes there or have special approval), but a player in grade 8 at a K–12 school could play with high scho...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16590

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Conor 110
I... didn't play this, and don't know of any other Conors in quizbowl who spell their name the way I do, so you've either misspelt someone's name or you're mistaken about someone's Discord handle. Or there's another Conor I don't know about, which is also a possibility.
by CPiGuy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 8306

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

I'm probably not voting in this poll, but Wesley Zhang has ridiculous geography knowledge -- he got 4-5 tossups a round at Geo Monstrosity / GHOTI, several of them not late in the question.
by CPiGuy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17112

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group. I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7977

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Again, if you're part of an NYC-based institution (and I know there are a lot of you!), and you think you could potentially help provide rooms for this event, pleeeeease let me know. What about an NYC-adjacent institution? I know NYC proper would be preferable but surely a tournament in New Jersey ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

There were five ballots in the team poll. Team Poll Results 1. Hunter (NY) [124, 4 first place votes, lowest #2] 2. Hopkins (CA) [116, highest #2, lowest #4] 3. Churchill A (CA) [115, highest #2, lowest #4] 4. Liberty (AL) [106, highest #4, lowest #5] 5. Challenger-Almaden (CA) [97, highest #3, lowe...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Polls have been tallied. Thanks to the following voters, of whom all 11 voted in the player poll and 5 voted in the team poll: Tyler Benedict (players, teams) Owen Farra (players) Dev Ganguli (players) Jacob Hardin-Bernhardt (players, teams) Aadit Juneja (players) Robert Muñiz (players) Ameya Singh ...
by CPiGuy
Fri May 31, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 6906

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

EDIT EDIT: I've just been reminded that the company logo is literally just the letters "NAQT" with the full name in tiny print below it, which seems less than inspiring to be quite honest. To be fair, NAQT does have some really excellent logos for their individual tournaments, which they use in all...
by CPiGuy
Thu May 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity: A Packet of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Mons Mathstrosity: A Packet of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Why not just roll it into the "eventual" Mons Mathstrosity (the quotation marks being present for a reason)?
well, that tournament is not going to be packet-sub any more, and Sam presumably is interested in playing it.
by CPiGuy
Wed May 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 17394

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Oh, actual comment on question content: The tossup on the "time derivative" should really, really accept "differentiation with respect to time" as an alternate answer and prompt on "differentiation" the same as it does on "derivative". On another note on that question, I'm a huge fan of NAQT adoptin...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 17394

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

As a moderator, I noticed that this set had a much higher frequency of copyediting issues that interfered with my ability to read -- there was an omitted preposition/article, an instance of "the that" or something like that, or something along those lines almost every round, and sometimes several ti...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Reminder that you have one week to send me ballots!
by CPiGuy
Sat May 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

This happened. Four teams played a three-packet round robin. Individual stats were not kept but I have team stats which will at some point be uploaded. Thanks to everyone who played for making GM11 happen, and special thanks to John Petrovich for staffing alongside me! Apologies for the logistical c...
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

We're at the aforementioned place waiting for ACRONYM to finish.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

We'll meet at 10:15 (I forgot HSNCT had eight scrimmage rounds) at the circle of chairs outside Imperial A. Hope to see people there -- tell your friends!
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

One more thing: The tournament will be free, but you are welcome to remunerate me/Jay for it if you so desire. Don't feel obliged to, though.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

Geography Monstrosity 2019

Crosspost from collegiate forum:

Geo Monstrosity 2019 is happening and will be a mirror of GHOTI, a geography set by Jay Misuk.

More details here.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Geography Monstrosity 2019

Geography Monstrosity will happen tonight after the conclusion of scrimmages and ACRONYM at HSNCT. Unfortunately, there is no set being produced specifically for the tournament. Geo Monstrosity at HSNCT is a decade-long tradition that I wouldn't want to see end, so I'll be running a mirror of Jay Mi...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Did Yash even play in any regular GA Middle School events this year? There's very little individual stats to verify that and none of my players gave me any indication that Taylor Road MS had a player of that caliber at any point this year. Taylor Road's stats at regular season MS events don't seem ...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Here's my "for your consideration" post, mostly focusing on teams/players who for some reason either aren't represented well or aren't represented at all by nationals stats: Teams Wayzata Central (MN) and Oak Valley (CA) both had >23 PPB in prelims at MSNCT. Despite their poor playoff performances (...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Hey everyone, I'll be running a national team and player poll for middle school teams and players. The poll is intended to rank players and teams by skill and performance for the 2018-19 season ; this is not a predictive poll for next year. To vote, please send your ballots to me at conchuirgaeilge@...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22833

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

literatureboye wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:44 pm
I believe was the deepest run of any Alabama team at any national tournament.
Chandler West said this is the case.
by CPiGuy
Sat May 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

We're in JFK/Midway.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

I'm in. Perhaps there should be a signup spreadsheet?
by CPiGuy
Tue May 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 6675

Re: MSNCT predictions

I guess we're doing the prediction thing so I'll take Aptakisic, Churchill, Challenger-Almaden, Daniel Wright, Hunter, Odle for top six.

My biggest prediction is that at least one of the top six teams will be someone nobody in this thread picked for top six. There's always at least one surprise.
by CPiGuy
Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 3495

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

After some internal discussion we've tweaked the distribution a bit. Most importantly, it's now 22/22. Length is unchanged.