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by porcupine
Mon May 05, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18252

Re: Michigan 07-08

I think that part of the problem is in the infrastructure of Michigan quiz bowl. It is hard for teams to travel out of state because the Atlantic Seaboard is really far away (almost out of driving range), money is limited, and the tournaments that are out of state that the top teams attend (aka Culv...
by porcupine
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18252

Brief results:

1. East Lansing
2. Novi
3. DCD
4. Troy
by porcupine
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math in high school quizbowl
Replies: 73
Views: 77854

I am a fan of computational math questions. I think that they do reflect a skill necessary in the real world and are therefore justified, but at a rate of approximately 1 per set, not 2 or 3 as has been seen before. However, I will admit that I am biased in their favor as I tend to do really well on...
by porcupine
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 27380

In future, it might be nice to try holding a camp in the Illinois/Michigan area, so that way I might have been able to convince my parents to let me go.
by porcupine
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 11985

I agree with what has been said with a couple of exceptions. I think that Moravian will be in the top 3 in Yost and that Garfield Heights will beat Stuyvesant in Crisler, primarily because those teams can have a lot of potential on more difficult questions.
by porcupine
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC prognostication thread
Replies: 36
Views: 11985

I think that we (East Lansing) got lucky in the divisions. State College, Styvesant, and Garfield Heights are solid, but the other divisons are all significantly harder. The only problem is that there are a whole bunch of teams that weren't at Chicago, so there's always the chance that one of them t...
by porcupine
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 45327

Yeah. Becuase it was ruled a neg and Dorman got 30 on the replacement bonus, the swing would have been 85 points, enough for them to win. It was weird, though, because at the end of the question the mod stopped the clock and chose not to read the last two words, maybe because they had the word 'perf...
by porcupine
Thu May 03, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quiz Bowl Varsity Letters
Replies: 8
Views: 4628

We don't get varsity letters at all or any kind of recognition from our school. Since they recently returned all our trophies to us because there was no space, our coach just gave anyone who played varsity this year a trophy.
by porcupine
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Motor City Shoutout at Wayne State (05/05/07)
Replies: 6
Views: 3661

Hello. I am the captain for East Lansing, and our team would be very interested in attending. I'll have to talk to our coach this weekend, but, if all goes well, you can expect an e-mail from him sometime during the next week.
by porcupine
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Michigan NAQT State Championships @ MSU (3/17/07)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

1. DCC
2. GPN
3. East Lansing
4. DCD

Troy and Novi did not attend due to schedule conflicts.
by porcupine
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED: 2007 Spring Classic at U. Michigan-Dearborn
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Does that mean that you'd cancel both divisions or just merge them?
by porcupine
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

I agree up to the point where you say that mediocre teams can average 22 or 23 ppb in IS. Admittedly there are many easy thirties, but the variety of topics in the questions asked requires if only list memorization in many different fields. I think that the difference between 25 or 26 ppb and 22 or ...
by porcupine
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

25.6 is very impressive; I must have misread the comment that was made. However, considering that Maggie Walker is one of the top 5 teams in the country this year, the difference is not so much that 23.1 wouldn't make top 20.
by porcupine
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

Reading the posts from the William and Mary tournament, their bonus conversion seems to be in the mid-20s for the top teams as well, considering that Maggie Walker's 25 PPB in the playoff round was called spectacular compared to conversion in the prelims. The only team that I am unsure about is DCC,...
by porcupine
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

Statistically, as an East Lansing player, I calculated our bonus average to be 23.1 on IS 66; I would estimate Troy's to be roughly the same considering that we had exactly equal point totals after the round robin for the second time at a tournament this year.
by porcupine
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

We'll see come nationals, but I've seen all of those four teams play and the level of competition at nationals last year. It definitely isn't outside the realm of possibility.
by porcupine
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

I think that DCC, Troy, East Lansing, and Novi will all finish in the top 20; both Troy and East Lansing did it last year in the prelims and they kept all of their important players. Considering Novi and DCC to be on par or better than East Lansing, they all look to be fairly strong at nationals.
by porcupine
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 06-07'
Replies: 65
Views: 23249

I agree that outside of Troy, DCC, Novi, and East Lansing (my team) the state this year is not so good. We have competed only locally so far this year, so we haven't really seen much of the other good teams. I wasn't at the DCC tournament (neither was our 2nd best player), so there we only took 4th,...