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by DrCongo
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 20313

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

I've been working with MSU's Athletic Communications office for almost a year now, and one thing that has surprised me is the expansion of high school sports and recruiting information that we have seen over the last couple years. There are websites like MIPrepZone all across the country that are so...
by DrCongo
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 10451

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

I'll shamelessly add here that OSU will hold our annual HSAPQ tournament on January 19th and if the Ohio calendar works out, will probably host some non-NAQT tournament in the spring. Columbus is within 4 hours of the Detroit-Novi area, and we'd love to see more Michigan teams at our tournaments. D...
by DrCongo
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 10451

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

It's will now be written under the guidance of Connor Teevens and Ryan Dillon [...] I don't know what you mean by "under the guidance of," but if they're editing this thing, you might want a third person to act solely as difficulty cop. He's trying to say that Ryan and Connor are indeed editing and...
by DrCongo
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 10451

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

Here's the DL on DCC A: Brandon Roach is Brandon Roach. He'll be our best player next year. He has a ton of experience, he's level headed, and he doesn't back down when facing the best teams. People have already mentioned his prodigious science knowledge but he's picking up geography, and I'm workin...
by DrCongo
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25808

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I can staff for you, Kurtis
by DrCongo
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coaches and the NAC
Replies: 14
Views: 2494

Re: NAC 2011

A little thing to add here - for those who don't know, the Honors College at Michigan State University has sponsored its own state championship for about a decade and has always used KMO questions, which like QU questions feature lots of nasty hooks and questions that much of the quiz bowl community...
by DrCongo
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10101

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

What Collin's doing is a wonderful idea. He's writing quiz bowl questions for other quiz bowlers to play and enjoy. There can't be anything wrong with that. Skype quiz bowl is indeed not as fun in my opinion as actually going to a tournament, but quiz bowl is quiz bowl, and a serious player will stu...
by DrCongo
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I heard rumors that the Michigan State Honors College may switch to HSAPQ within the next couple years; there are some guys on MSU's team who are pressing them hard to make a change. Yep, there are some folks working on that for next year, and it looks like we might actually persuade the Honors Col...
by DrCongo
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship @MSU, April 14
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship @MSU, April 14

Thanks to MSU for running a smooth tournament!
by DrCongo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Our B team can still definitely finish in the top 5 in the state next year but I don't think at this point that we will go 1-2 like we did last year. Bobby, you were wrong! But seriously, major props to DCC B; they got so much better over the year. Michigan quiz bowl as a whole is getting a lot bet...
by DrCongo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31453

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

I'm going to MSU next year and I probably won't play quiz bowl
by DrCongo
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Hartland tournament results! Detroit Catholic Central A beat Detroit Country Day A in the finals with the score being something like 505-240. Detroit Catholic Central B beat Utica Academy A in the third place game. DCC A and B finished first and second respectively in the Junior Varsity division. Th...
by DrCongo
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl V @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/3/2012)
Replies: 23
Views: 9895

Re: Prison Bowl V @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/3/2012)

Detroit Catholic Central is tentatively interested in sending one team
by DrCongo
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think March 31st is also the weekend of History Bowl for Michigan.
by DrCongo
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

In my mind, this makes what Mr. Jones has done at DCC, i.e. building multiple teams that are competent nationally every year, incredibly impressive and noteworthy. In my mind, the two keys to maintaining a program and attracting interest are: 1) An administration willing to pump money annually into...
by DrCongo
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 4979

Re: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)

I'd like to remind people that 6 of DCC's "highest scorers" weren't in attendance (for all you rankings people)
by DrCongo
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 23258

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

We had a great time at this tournament, despite the torturous drive from Detroit through the snow. We're glad we got out to see a lot of great Illinois teams again and we're glad that we got to play so many rounds of quiz bowl. Congrats to IMSA on the win, they're the most impressive team we've play...
by DrCongo
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I didn't mean it to be a crusade against "bad quiz bowl," just against bad quiz bowl teams and helping them to study and get better. I wasn't thinking about crusading against KMO or anything like that. I just worded my thoughts pretty badly. Atrociously, actually. You're definitely right, Nalin, so ...
by DrCongo
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

For example, during our second game against Brighton A on Saturday, one of their players asked me how I knew the stuff was coming up, and I find it really unfortunate that so many teams that are willing to drive out to so many tournaments just don't know that there are so many resources available. ...
by DrCongo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I think the stats from MSU's Harvard Fall Mirror show that there's more than a little work to do in making good quiz bowl more popular in Michigan and in making more teams better. Given the current discussions about expansion of quiz bowl on the forums, I got to thinking about what we could do to he...
by DrCongo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...

You can assume there'll be a post but I can't guarantee when.
by DrCongo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55698

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

I wouldn't use Michigan stats as a good gauge for the difficulty of a tournament because as a whole Michigan quiz bowl isn't all that strong. MSU probably should have chosen an easier house write.
by DrCongo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...

We're for sure hosting a middle school tournament in early April but we're waiting longer to get a confirmed date before we announce anything officially.
by DrCongo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: e-mail for Detroit Central Catholic Coach...

The email linked to his account is his correct email, so your messages must not be going through for whatever reason. If you need to get a message to him, you can relay it through me if you need to.
by DrCongo
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55698

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

First I want to thank the Harvard quiz bowl team for making the best of a bad situation with the Occupy protests screwing up logistics. We only had trouble finding the right building because we didn't get the email telling people about the changes. The top-tier competition we got to face and the que...
by DrCongo
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 6116

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

Thanks for hosting this, Idrees. We had a great time and we can't wait to come back next year.

Were the stats of a couple rounds not available? Our final rounds from both the prelims and playoffs don't seems to be in the stats.
by DrCongo
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

tribble wrote:
DrCongo wrote:Thanks for posting the couple toss ups. Also not a big deal, but my stats and Jimmy's in our first Saint Anselm's game are switched.
Do you mean the game in round 8, or the first of the two final games? I'd be glad to correct the mistake.
Yeah, the Round 8 game. Thanks
by DrCongo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

Thanks for posting the couple toss ups. Also not a big deal, but my stats and Jimmy's in our first Saint Anselm's game are switched.

Any update on when OLEFIN will be totally cleared for discussion and released online?
by DrCongo
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

I thought the set was incredibly well-written and it was accessible for all the teams there. I do however remember the chimera team we played literally falling asleep in the middle of the game, but I doubt that was related to the questions difficulty... Can you post the Battle of Saratoga toss up? I...
by DrCongo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Michigan Team Looking for Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: New Michigan Team Looking for Tournaments

We're hosting a novice tournament on October 22nd. The thread for that tournament can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12146 There's also a tournament being held at White Cloud High School in White Cloud. I think the date for that one is October 8th. I'm sure if you co...
by DrCongo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23135

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

The Herb wrote:Detroit Catholic Central?!?!?
Indeed.
by DrCongo
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 17, 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 6075

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 17, 2011

I want to thank Dr. Rummage for a lot of the same things already said above. We had a great time and got to play some very talented teams. The tournament was run incredibly well; we played 10 rounds and left before 4 PM. Also congratulations to all those who competed and placed. I really hope we get...
by DrCongo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Quizbowl Camp 2012 Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 2503

Re: ACE Quizbowl Camp 2012 Dates

I'm also very glad to see a camp in Ohio. It should give more Michigan players the opportunity to go to ACE and given the state of Michigan quiz bowl (only a few relevant teams year in and year out) this could be a real shot in the arm.
by DrCongo
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I've heard that Novi isn't hosting their annual tournament mainly because of the absence of Coach Baker and I think our coach wants to host an NAQT tournament to make up for that loss. Also DCC wants to bring one team to HFT in Cambridge, MA, but that's not set in stone. I noticed that there will be...
by DrCongo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16128

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Thanks to Dave for running this. It was a great way for me to get some competitive quiz bowl in before my first tournaments. I hope lots of other players take advantage of this.
by DrCongo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23135

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

Will there be a field update any time soon? Thanks
by DrCongo
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class

At Detroit Catholic Central, we have a homeroom period in the middle of the day where we basically just sit and do homework in a classroom for 25 minutes after lunch. Guys on the quiz bowl team go to our coach's room and have buzzer practice or study pages during homeroom.
by DrCongo
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16128

Re: Online Skype Practice League

I thought this went pretty smoothly. Thanks to David for organizing this and reading for the teams. I hope more people sign up to play in future Skype Leagues!
by DrCongo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16128

Re: Online Skype Practice League

I agree with the above. When the DCC kids practice on Skype, we just type in buzz and whoever is reading just recognizes the first buzz.
by DrCongo
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Also, does anybody have information about the circuits outside of Southeastern Michigan that we could post on that thread Dave Madden started?
by DrCongo
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23405

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I guess I'll give my two cents on our team. We lose 6 REALLY talented seniors this year, four of whom accounted for like 80% of our toss ups at NSC, but we return myself, Brandon Roach, Jimmy Haubert, Connor Gibney, Collin Parks, and Alex Morgan. Our A team should be strong but we right now have a g...
by DrCongo
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5525

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

While I was ranking teams in the Iillinois thread, I thought I should stop by here and lend an outsiders' thoughts to your discussion. Let me preface this by saying I do not know much about the remaining talent in the Ohio circuit, as the excellent slew of players such as Jim Coury, Joe Nutter, and...
by DrCongo
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24221

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

Cheynem wrote:Any word on mirrors, especially the Michigan one? If that mirrors fall through, I will be coming to the main site, so I'd like to know pretty soon.
The U of M guys are still waiting to hear back from our coach on whether or not they can use the school. I'm not sure when they'll know for sure.
by DrCongo
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16449

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

I know some TVMS students had wanted to play, but it was too late for them. Ditto on IMSA's resident geography buff. Same for me and one of my teammates. We spent more time writing our round for last year's Geography Monstrosity than we did playing in last year's Geography Monstrosity because we ne...
by DrCongo
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37946

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I'm definitely not one to say what geography questions are easy, "regular", or hard. I just thought it was intriguing (Maybe a better word?). I don't know anything about Tajikistan other than where it is in the world and its capital, so hearing a bunch of stuff about a country I don't know much abou...
by DrCongo
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37946

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

One question that I thought was cool was the Tajikistan toss up. Could you please post that one?
by DrCongo
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III (11/5/11)
Replies: 23
Views: 6116

Re: DAFT III (11/5/11)

Will this year's DAFT be posted online?
by DrCongo
Tue May 31, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12718

Re: Michigan '10-'11

I wonder if NAQT or HSAPQ or whoever could think of producing a quick and simple guide to good quizbowl resources that could easily be e-mailed or distributed to coaches/teams. If you are interested, I'd be interested with working with you on something like this over the summer to send to Michigan ...