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by sds
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7611

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

Bryan and I will both come to moderate. I think that may be it (moderator-wise) for Michigan.
by sds
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Bio
Replies: 25
Views: 4975

Re: Human Bio

Piggybacking on this topic, I'd like to find out what subdistribution (if any) people use for biology when writing or editing a tournament. When writing IO, I started with the following rough distribution (16/16 altogether): 1/2 plant + fungi 1/0 ecology 1/1 microbio 1/1 non-human animal 1/1 neuro +...
by sds
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15083

Re: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)

Here is the tournament format (assuming we have 9 teams): RR with with byes, so each team will play 8 games in 9 rounds. After that, we can either do final(s), then run a draft or shootout on the remaining packets OR we can re-bracket into an upper 4 and a lower 5 and do 3-4 more rounds, then final(...
by sds
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15083

Re: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)

assuming team # at 8 teams stays constant It looks like we have 10 teams now. That's even better, really. I think we could easily get in a full round robin plus finals, assuming we start at 8 AM. We could then run a shootout on the remaining questions until the building closes. I can coordinate a p...
by sds
Wed May 25, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

I'd also be able to make the first weekend but not the second.
by sds
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

There are at least a few of us from Michigan who would play a summer tournament in Canada. NGST was a surprisingly good time.
by sds
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17407

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

Anyway, this latest skirmish between grammar and quizbowlers makes me think tournaments might be well-served by farming out copy-editing duties. I know this has been proposed numerous times before, but this seems like it would have been the perfect time for it since the grammar problems weren't cau...
by sds
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 24720

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

Charbroil wrote:Eads 203, Eads being Building 32 on the map at http://www.wustl.edu/community/visitors ... rthmap.pdf.
To avoid any confusion - you mean building 31, rather than 32?
by sds
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9408

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Chances that Eyes That Do Not See II will be mirrored afterwards? I'd be willing to contribute a laptop/moderate it.
by sds
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4208

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

Cheynem wrote:PARTY AT MICHIGAN'S HOTEL
Exactly this. For anyone who's leaving early on Sunday, we'll hold an informal mirror starting around 10 PM on Friday.

EDIT: Cancelling this due to lack of interest/the likelihood that this will be held on Saturday, after all.
by sds
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerrilla RPG Event @ Minn O 11/21
Replies: 37
Views: 5315

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerrilla RPG Event @ Minn O 11/21

Cheynem wrote:text adventures
I have suddenly developed an actual interest in this tournament.
by sds
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4208

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

We're leaving pretty early on Sunday, since we lose an hour going back to Michigan. However, if anyone's interested in playing this Friday night, I'd hope we'd be in around 9 or 10 PM.
by sds
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15097

Re: Discussion

Looks like I misinterpreted the leadin; this is in fact consistent with my lecture notes, they just always present the Laplace equation in a form solving for pressure. Michigan's med school does things by organ system, with emphasis on normal function the first year, and then revisiting everything t...
by sds
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15097

Re: Discussion

Would someone mind posting the text of the "stress" tossup? The discussion of applications in cardiology in the leadin was pretty interesting. However, all of our cardio lectures only ever discussed pressure in those contexts (including with LaPlace's law), so I'd be interested to see what exactly m...
by sds
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (EFT) at U. Toronto-DATE CHANGE:Sunday, October 31,2010
Replies: 34
Views: 5658

Re: (EFT) at U. Toronto-DATE CHANGE:Sunday, October 31,2010

I am coming, hopefully with a teammate or two. Might we have a field update?
by sds
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5880

Re: Eligibility

Just out of curiosity, I have two stupid questions: 1 - Why didn't people raise issues with eligibility restrictions at EFT before the tournament took place? I would assume that it's because, if something is billed as a novice tournament*, it's sort of unseemly to be like RAARGH LET MY GRAD STUDENT...
by sds
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20494

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Man, if I'd known grad students were allowed to play, I would've come to this tournament.
by sds
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 30937

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.13?.10-11.14?.10)

We're hoping for 2 teams from Michigan. Not sure about everyone else, but I will very likely only be able to come if it's the weekend of 11/13.
by sds
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

Sunday did happen! The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down (Rob Carson/Andrew Hart/Trevor Davis/Mike Cheyne) won after the first game of an advantaged final against Ike Jose/Ryan Westbrook/Matt Lafer.

Stats should be up by tomorrow.
by sds
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

We're absolutely not doing a 14 round double RR. We'll figure out a way to get up to 8 teams (5th players, I think we have at least a staffer or two extra, etc.) which puts things back at 10 rounds (single RR + split into 2 playoff brackets and do a second RR within each).
by sds
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

bmcke wrote:EDIT: The Canadian team says they're taking me. I don't know if this means a five-person team or not.
If it does mean a 5-person team - it'd be nice to put one of you along with Scot, and perhaps other free agents if they materialize, on an 8th team for Saturday.
by sds
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

So people are aware: Sunday will most likely be a full round robin, followed by an advantaged final if need be. Ideally, we'll be able to get up to 8 teams on Saturday; in that case, we'd do a full RR, then split into 2 playoff brackets, to give everyone 10 rounds plus the final.
by sds
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

Bryan's technically in charge of this, but is out of town until early next week, so I'll fill in what I can. We could very much use staffers for both days (Sunday, especially). DCC people, it'd be extremely helpful if you could confirm exactly who's going to be staffing each day. Please email qbtriu...
by sds
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

I'm not really sure how late the rooms will be available, but we'll figure out a way to make it happen.
by sds
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97626

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Jane Fairfax wrote:We would like to know which staffers have laptops.
I'll have mine on Sunday. Michigan buzzers will be sticking around, as well.
by sds
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37265

Re: CO Lit 2010

You'll want to drop the Sabrina/Ikshu team from your list, as I believe they're no longer coming.
by sds
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

So you know, we'll bring 3 sets of buzzers from Michigan.
by sds
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49824

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

3 buzzers from Michigan.
by sds
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)
Replies: 22
Views: 11475

Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

For completeness' sake - Entry fees for all three sites will be as follows (per tournament): Base fee: $100/team. Shorthanded teams (1 or 2 players) may play for $25/person. Buzzer discount: $5/set Staffing discount: $10/staffer. You may receive a discount on Saturday for staffing on Sunday, and vic...
by sds
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8
Replies: 41
Views: 5513

Re: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8

EDIT: Please contact either Auroni or Chris for details about registration, etc.
by sds
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28790

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

The spreadsheet containing teams ( http://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?key=tH6VqI8XxN7Z7qk91JShZzQ&hl=en#gid=0 ) should be up to date, at least for this site. Entry fees for all three sites will be as follows (per tournament): Base fee: $100/team. Shorthanded teams (1 or 2 players) may play for $25/...
by sds
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49824

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

alkrav112 wrote:I'll play with you guys, Surya.
This team is being rounded out by Magin.
by sds
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richmond ANGST Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Richmond ANGST Mirror

Cody, would you mind putting the packet names in for the round report, so we can compare across sites?
by sds
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49824

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Evan Adams and I are playing this together, and looking for two more people who know things about stuff.
by sds
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

I've just gone through and added a number of people (mainly those who posted in this thread earlier, and played at the main site).
by sds
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

In an effort to clear off my shelves a bit, I am bringing some used book prizes. Apologies in advance to whoever ends up with St. Augustine's Confessions.
by sds
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Getting to 11 may be easier now, since Neil has very kindly volunteered his services as a staffer. That puts us at 3 full time moderators, which means that a given team would only need 2 players in order to cover 5 game rooms. Bosco and Patrick - if you can each confirm that you're able to bring 1 e...
by sds
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 16
Views: 2767

Re: Christianity

You're more likely to find a high schooler who actually is a practicing Jain than Cao Dai or Rasta. I'm pretty sure there's at least one or two of them playing quiz bowl already.
by sds
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

It's probably best to cap the field at 9 teams. Since we have no outside moderators, each team needs at least 3 people in order for this to work (Kurtis + 3 others will cover 4 game rooms). So, one person from UTS (or Woburn, or Lisgar?) would need to play with Brendan and Yohan. If more people are ...
by sds
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

The target difficulty level is something a bit higher than ACF Fall, as per the original post. The 2009 ACF Fall set can be found here: http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/archive/ACFFall2009/ . Speaking of which, could some of the packet submitters give me an idea as to how hard this might be? I...
by sds
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Hopefully, Woburn will be able to field a team. What's gonna be the difficulty level for this tournament? Also, has a date been set? I can most likely attend, but we'll have to see about the others. The date is Saturday, July 10. If you or others are interested in signing up as free agents, I know ...
by sds
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Ben, it would be great if you could help out with schedules and other logistics. I've still got 300-some pages of university printing to use up, so I can take care of schedules and scoresheets for people who aren't comfortable with the electronic ones. Ben, do you want to be in charge of stats? Als...
by sds
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

FYI, without Guelph insiders, the hallways to the rooms are only unlocked around 9:30 (so expect a 10 AM start), and the reservations were requested only to 6 PM. We will easily fit 8 rounds of a tournament in, but two side events may be pushing it. Sorry, I somehow missed this earlier. Well, VIOLA...
by sds
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Both VIOLATEDD and BELFAST will be happening. Each will be $5/person. I'll take charge of BELFAST, and Libo is willing to run VIOLATEDD. We can figure out whether they'll be singles, doubles, triples, etc. based on who expresses interest the day of. People who are interested in mirroring, would you ...
by sds
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

We can bring 4 sets of Michigan buzzers; but it'd be nice if someone else could bring a set, as I'm not so confident about the fourth one. I've emailed Tanay about mirroring BELFAST, and Dan-Don about mirroring VIOLATEDD. Between the three tournaments, we should be able to get a full day's worth of ...
by sds
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

There are travel reservations in place for the Ottawa contingent for this tournament, so it will be happening in some form or another. Ditto for the Michigan contingent; I already booked hotel rooms. I'm fully prepared to help organize a guerrilla tournament if need be. Canadian guerilla tournament...
by sds
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

bsmith wrote:There are travel reservations in place for the Ottawa contingent for this tournament, so it will be happening in some form or another.
Ditto for the Michigan contingent; I already booked hotel rooms. I'm fully prepared to help organize a guerrilla tournament if need be.
by sds
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 27390

Re: Michigan '09-'10

For those who are interested, we've been running summer practices in Ann Arbor; all are welcome. They're Wednesday nights from 7 - 9:30ish in room 4002 of the Michigan Union. You can email me for more details (ssabhapa@umich.edu).
by sds
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42650

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Yeah, it'd be nice to actually hear about the fee structure and field, now that it's ~1 month until the tournament. So far, 3 teams from (the state of Michigan) have submitted packets, and are planning to attend: Michael Hausinger / Andy Kravis / Scot Putzig / me Bryan Berend / Kurtis Droge / Neil G...
by sds
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)
Replies: 135
Views: 38896

Re: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)

Sorry, Mike! I think there is certainly room for you. I know Phil would like to go for sure, and was interested in attempting the earliest deadline. Kurtis isn't sure whether he can go, but has offered to help write questions regardless. I will try and get a more concrete response from people tonight.