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by Buzz Buzzard
Sun May 27, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24593

Re: Michigan 2011-12

http://www.qunlimited.com/chsched11.htm

I see that (from Michigan) Berrien Springs, UD Jesuit, Jackson Christian, Carson City-Crystal, and the White Cloud JV team are participating in :chip: 's Chicago leg next weekend.
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun May 29, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 36739

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Since I seem to be incapable of comprehending the bracket, could someone explain what happens from this point on? Well, since there has been a protest, immediately after lunch, there will be special "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength" rounds featuring the team from Seven Lakes A having e...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun May 29, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 36739

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Round 22 winners bracket LASA A 435, Stevenson 325 losers' bracket Centennial 350, DCC B 250 Richard Montgomery A 370, TJ B 215 Maggie Walker A 370, duPont Manual 270 State College 555, Novi A 105 Bellarmine-Seven Lakes A under protest I noticed that the Bel.-SLA score hadn't been updated on the sp...
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri May 27, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13391

Re: Michigan '10-'11

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 Ken...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 135939

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

http://www.wcmu.org/tv/quizcentral/qc_movies_09-10/QCKickOff5.mov And now for something completely different............the "Kickoff Show" for the fifth season of WCMU's "Quiz Central". There has been plenty of Quiz Bowl on TV over the years, insofar as "Quiz Bowl" started off as a television event...
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Meanwhile.........the championship match for WCMU's Quiz Central, between White Cloud, and the Quzzin' Chemics of Midland High, airs this Wednesday night on WCMU's five broadcast channels, two repeaters (and widespread cable television coverage) http://www.wcmu.org/tv/quizcentral/qc_viewagame.html T...
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

:chip: strikes again: http://www.uofdjesuit.org/html/quiz-bowl-team-go-national-champioships It's true. http://www.qunlimited.com/schedch10.htm Don't they regularly attend NAQT/HSAPQ stuff that is offered in the state? http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=3259 From the NAQT ...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue May 25, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 29652

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

I am interested, in part because I could take the double-secret (and highly relaxing) back way to get from Lansing at least to Howell.

I will try to round up a few fellow travelers to form a team for at least one, if not both, of the competition dates.
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat May 22, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 6012

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

Ultimate Frisbee is amazing as well. Is there a park nearby where this can happen? There are numerous clearing/picnic-type areas in the Cook County Forest Preserve that surrounds the Des Plaines river in the vicinity of Rosemont/Des Plaines/etc (and one on the other side of Dee Rd. from Maine South...
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri May 21, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24316

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

If there is an open spot, I would like to participate and offer my vast and diverse knowledge of the islands in the western Great Lakes.
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri May 21, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17492

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

My heart still resides in Illinois even though circumstances have taken me back to Michigan. Am I eligible to play?

(This is merely an inquiry, not quite a commitment of any sort)
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun May 02, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Any chance NAQT states will go up? No rush, just curious. I know you probably don't recall last year, but it took about around three weeks or so for Nalin to post the March Madness statistics at last year's MSU. My guess is that it will take much time; I really hope Nalin can just tell what is goin...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO Results Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

For splits and giggles..........the bottom 10 for the Spring KMO: 613. Southeast High School, Cherokee, KS: 640 614. Hickman Mills Code Program (whatever that is), Kansas City, MO: 634 615. Edward Bell HS, Camp Hill, AB: 618 616. Linton-Stockton HS, IN: 612 617. Portsville Central HS, NY: 610 618. ...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

So while I'm enjoying this sixer of Bell's Oberon..............here are some random observations about the matches played much earlier today at the Michigan state tournament: 1.) Question: "What is the last intransitive verb of the Gettysburg Address?" 2.) Question: paraphrasing--"What article of th...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO Results Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

For splits and giggles..........the bottom 10 for the Spring KMO: 613. Southeast High School, Cherokee, KS: 640 614. Hickman Mills Code Program (whatever that is), Kansas City, MO: 634 615. Edward Bell HS, Camp Hill, AB: 618 616. Linton-Stockton HS, IN: 612 617. Portsville Central HS, NY: 610 618. L...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Does anyone have the final results from this weekend? The final brackets are now posted on the tournament website. :party: Grosse Pointe North, Country Day, and Kalamazoo Christian won the first place trophies. Also, have they always done All-Class Team nominations at this tournament? I don't recal...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

nalin wrote:Double elimination sucks. So do the questions.
So are you saying that a prompt to name the first three imperfect gerunds in the Declaration of the Rights of Man is :chip: -esque quiz bowl?
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:What is wrong with a 30 minute long format? Isn't that what we schedule for most games?
18 minutes is the length in the HSNCT matches.

This is 30 minutes of Knowledge Master Open questions, mind you. :bees: :party: :capybara: :shock:
by Buzz Buzzard
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30570

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Does anyone know how Owosso did today? I was hoping to watch them tomorrow while my parents are at the Spring football game. I see they most likely played DCC in their first game and based on what I've seen of DCC, I'm forced to assume they lost. Can anyone confirm/deny this? Yes, we did beat them....
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT Quizbusters, Jr., Lansing, MI area TV competition
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

ITT Quizbusters, Jr., Lansing, MI area TV competition

http://wkar.org/qbjr/schedule.php That's this season's schedule, just a series of games--no bracket or anything. It fills various summer time slots in lieu of other regular Quizbusters reruns. I'm not sure if the Jr. version uses NAQT material like its high school counterpart. Epsiodes for QB Jr. a...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33428

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Here is a link to information about the New Orleans tournament, and a summary about what went on. See for yourself. Also, Chip, during the finals, mocked how we said bling at the final question. Well it wouldn't be NAC without dubious comments from teh :chip:-5t3r. Here is the link for the tourname...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue May 05, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 26593

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

This is a "Yes" on my part. I probably won't be able to recruit my college alma mater crew insofar as most of them will be up camping and partying that weekend up in a patch of national forest land which abuts Lake Michigan between Ludington, MI and Manistee, MI, but I still think I may be able to c...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11734

Re: CO trash announcement

I have accepted the third position on Michael Knapp & Chris Sienko's #10 trash team. Michael & Chris, do you need a team for the Chicago Open itself, too? Bon Quatorze Juillet, Rom Masrour CPS/UIC Thanks. Not playing in the CO. Still looking for a 4th, ideally a sports-leaning TRASHthusaist, but wi...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13753

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

This was received from Gail today: Many thanks to those of you who have already completed the College Bowl volunteer survey or forwarded the link on to other volunteers. So far, we've received 119 responses. The opinions are quite varied and there have been lots of comments written beyond just chec...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11734

Re: CO trash announcement

I still do not know whether Mike Bentley, Jeremy Eaton, and Chris Ray need me as a fourth player. I could form a sixteenth team with Brendan Byrne, or I could round out Bryce Durgin's team. If all else fails, I will arrive on that Sunday morning in case there is a no-show. Should anybody need to co...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13753

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Question:

What happens if :chip: scores the new agreement with ACUI?



Don't think it can't or won't happen.
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Okay, one more Chip-tacular tossup before I retire for the night: In the 2:00 round, I was in Chip's room to hear Chip read it in all of his Chip-nescent glory: "In poker, a Piano Hand is" ......... something, whatever, etc. "What is a Motown Hand?" (silence, both teams have no clue) Beall: "It's a ...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Can't you ask Sandusky? Like... aren't they there? They're there (at the hotel, or somewhere nearby), but I'm home now, and I'm not going back. I saw on the running scoresheet posted, they had a 205-130 win over some other team earlier today. And I figure, they probably qualified by winning a tourn...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

In regards to the "junior national championship" tournament 2 weeks ago, it's pretty clear that Chip was referring to the HSNCT as his junior "national championship" was last week. I agree with Jeff that it is unfortunate that certain geographic areas are essentially wastelands of Chip teams. There...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 23133

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

Not only are repeated math set-ups a waste of space that could be used for more legitimate questions about math theory or what have you, they're just plain boring. I disagree. I mean, yes, math comp is bad quizbowl. But honestly, I still enjoy it, because I like doing math. Admittedly, I haven't pl...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Middle School (Nationals)
Replies: 23
Views: 2855

Re: The Middle School (Nationals)

I witnessed a JRNAC game in DC and it was pretty much as expected. In addition to the insultingly easy questions (even for eighth graders I'm pretty sure "Tibet is seeking its independence from what country?" is not a good way to distinguish the teams) there seemed to be a lot of new shenanigans, l...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

Comcast is cool to us. They really dish out a lot of money to the winners ($5000 for first, down to $300 for 5th/6th) so we can't complain to them TOO much. The questions... eh. We had a player this year who said he played in a Chip-style tournament as a freshman in New York last year, and he heard...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

If it was clear to me that he was referring to NAQT and not confusing the school with someone who played at JR NAC, I certainly would have told him to go fuck himself and dared him to forfeit the game. But, that's only one of many reasons why I don't coach high school quizbowl. I think it was a pre...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

In an entertaining addendum: when we were in Chip's room, he congratulated us on finishing 2nd in the Junior Nationals two weeks ago. He called his tournament the "Senior Division". This just proves a point: the man has no sense of class. His best way to advertise (please examine his website) is to...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

I agree. In an entertaining addendum: when we were in Chip's room, he congratulated us on finishing 2nd in the Junior Nationals two weeks ago. He called his tournament the "Senior Division". Wow, wow, wow. That makes me wish I would have stayed around for your 3rd game. I would have -looooooooooooo...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

E. Why bother having a bonus round? In the 7 rounds I saw, an average of 2 bonuses were read in each match (with only one sweep). All the bonus questions seemed to do was slow the match down. I can't be certain, but they didn't seem to have much bearing on the final scores. We play against Charter ...
by Buzz Buzzard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

Live blog: Charter has played one round, and I've already protested twice, equal to about the number of times I protested through the entire HSNCT and NSC. "Jonathan" was not OK for a literary chracter named "Jonathan Livingston", a question that did not ask for the last name. "Polar graphs" was no...
by Buzz Buzzard
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11734

Re: CO trash announcement

Question: What time would the CO TRASH tournament be starting? I've got a presumptive fellow teammate whose morning on the 20th is booked because his significant other is running a 5k, but, I'm guessing, 1pm on, he's open. It's not a problem if he misses the first few rounds but I would like to get ...
by Buzz Buzzard
Wed May 28, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

I am sure that both Bill (Charter) and I will have plenty to say upon our return from Chicago NAC in two weeks. Like Charter, SHP "won" funds designated for the NAC tournament. I will agree with Byko ... there were not as many "small appliance accoustics" questions as in years past. However, when m...
by Buzz Buzzard
Wed May 28, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11734

Re: CO trash announcement

I am strongly considering participating in this, but first I want to see if I can round up some of my Chicago-area Alma College homeboys before pursuing other options.




Any META would have them scratching their heads, but oh well.
by Buzz Buzzard
Wed May 28, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40538

Re: NAC Schedules

Just a quick question to the esteemed members of the Wilmington Charter team: Guys, why do you go to NAC? Why? We get a free trip to some city from Comcast. (as a result of a Chiptastic local tournament) So what are Wilmington Charter's chances at becoming annointed the 5th Best Team Ever per :chip...
by Buzz Buzzard
Mon May 26, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12489

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage - Thomas Jefferson wins!

What subject were most of the questions because if everybody thinks that this tourney was terrible then NMB would have to do the unthinkable turn to :twisted: :chip: :twisted: Geez... All I am saying is give PACE a chance. There never was a good buzzer war, nor a bad PACE. --Benjamin Franklin (adap...