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by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

I did not threaten legal action on the forum. I merely pointed out that you are committing a crime. Do with that what you will. I would also like to point out that, by your own admission, you have no firsthand knowledge of any of the things you are talking about. You are just a self righteous gossi...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

So first things first. There are factual issues with every single point you have raised. I do not think anyone should be executed because of what they think. Yeah, I'm not sure I believe you. Wait no, I'm SURE I don't believe you, and I've received more than one message from people saying "oh, that...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

Further, I argue that people who are paying often many hundreds of dollars to come to my tournaments deserve to not have to play next to someone who thinks they're less human than he is or would want to kill them. I believe this to be a fair position. Finally, I would argue it's inappropriate to ma...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

Mike Cheyne is entirely right. I am TDing Rube in January. I really don't want to have to go through the social media history of tons of high school quizbowlers I have never met in my life (and have to ask their coaches for names) just to see if a couple have hateful views so I can ban them. The mo...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

No, you can't ban Luke Tierney from tournaments just because you found out today that his politics are bad. I'd appreciate it if you followed me in my "let's not make this about one specific person" mission and not mention any names. Thanks Hmm, you don't want to make it about any specific person, ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

1.82 wrote:No, you can't ban Luke Tierney from tournaments just because you found out today that his politics are bad.
I'd appreciate it if you followed me in my "let's not make this about one specific person" mission and not mention any names. Thanks
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

So, I was recently engaged in a conversation with some other quizbowlers regarding whether or not it was okay to ban someone from a tournament if they expressed certain political beliefs. To put it in context, the individual in question has: 1) Worn white supremacist t-shirts to quizbowl tournaments...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do You Study For Bonuses?
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

Re: How Do You Study For Bonuses?

In high school, I found that hard parts from bonuses were often found in the harder clues for college tossups in that topic. Study college tossups, would be my advice.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/17
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: 2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/1

Hey everyone!

Full stats are available here

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4796/

Thanks again for coming to the tournament. Let me know if you see any issues.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/17
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: 2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/1

Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone who attended this tournament and who helped run it. I hope everyone had a great time. This tournament was won by Detroit Catholic Central A, who won the first game of an advantaged final against DCC B. Taking third place was Okemos. Prelim stats are up now, while p...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8272

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

Hey everyone, the tournament is about to wrap up well behind schedule and so I just wanted to have my thoughts out here for you all. First off, I want to thank you all for your angelic patience with this tournament. We had multiple issues with the score-keeping system (including one room where it si...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/17
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

2017 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/2/17

Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to again be hosting its annual Autumn Classic, which will take place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. Please note that we will be having an initial field cap of 32 teams; the cap may increase depending on the availability of staffers. Nevertheless, it is in ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8272

EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Michigan will be hosting a mirror of the Early Fall Tournament (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19786). The set's difficulty is between ACF Fall and Regionals. The tournament will be ran in Mason Hall, and registration will open at...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at the University of Michigan (9/23)
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

NAQT Collegiate Novice at the University of Michigan (9/23)

Hello! We are pleased to announce that the University of Michigan will be hosting a mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice set IS-168C on the 23rd of September in Ann Arbor. The tournament will take place as usual in Mason Hall and will start at 9 AM, with registration starting at 8:15. Entry Fees / Dis...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

DumbJaques wrote:Is there anything happening before the 8:00 PM party start time on Friday night?
There are currently no plans for anything before 8:00 PM.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

We are taking steps to rectify the staffing issues. I don't think it will end up being an issue. If you are interested in coming to the party on Friday night, please contact me at parksgc@umich.edu or my facebook or by PM'ing me on the forums. It should start around 8 and has a hard ending time of 2...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Yeah, I'd rather have Aidan's set get the showing it deserves - perhaps as a side event at the Spring Open weekend? But I do think we should set tricon up as an official event, either Friday night or as the final thing Sunday (with apologies to the Chuck Berry enthusiasts, that seems like an awfull...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 22084

Re: Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion

Any word if UM-Ann Arbor will again host a Fall Classic and if so what date? Would the TD/club president drop me a line. I am planning out our schedule for the year and would love to bring a couple of teams. Thanks! We will be hosting our Fall tournament as we do every year. It will likely be on th...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Everything aside from the shootouts will be full teams except Chuck Berry, which probably be doubles. Saul should have a spreadsheet link up soon for team formation. I'm interested in teams for everything, although I suck at all the topics offered on Saturday. I should add that the team spredsheet ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

After consulting with Mike Cheyne and Saul Hankin, the schedule is now made! Events are listed in the order of which they will be played Friday Night: -There Will Be Stock Clues--probably played as a shootout of sorts -possibly at the party or if there's time, some packets of The Celebs Are At It Ag...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Just a note (and this would help the schedule out, I think): Michigan State is tentatively going to host a NASAT/Cambridge Open mirror in July. Some of the already extant side events, such as MASSOLIT and FLOREAT, were tentatively going to be run there. I realize that doesn't help the folks who won...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD03BJr9BkQJyHvK7_gR6HkR1m4yLqkLI4nlRi-Nx3WaQpiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link I have posted a new poll here, please use this. I will update the main post Maybe I'm not very bright, but how are we supposed to rank the options 1-8 when there are more than 8? Because ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link

I have posted a new poll here, please use this. I will update the main post
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Sorry for the silence everyone, I've been in an 8 week intensive Greek course that's taken up most of my time, but I'm free of that now so all should be well. For the next week, I will have the survey below open. If you are planning on coming or interested in coming if a certain event is played, ple...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue May 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40142

Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Hey everyone! On August 19th through the 20th, The University of Michigan will be hosting our second annual "side event open." The event is exactly as it sounds, where instead of one long tournament, we will be hosting a number of side events. We currently have no confirmed events, so if you have an...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7561

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Sit Room Guy wrote:Would it be possible to Skype in?
It would not be. We've had issues with skype in the past and want to restrict practices to people actually there.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 22084

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19522

The post for the NAQT state championship tournament is up! If you'd like to register, follow the registration link on the post linked above.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Taking teams off of the waitlist
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Taking teams off of the waitlist

What is considered general procedure for taking teams off of a tournament's waitlist as the field opens up? Say a field cap of 20 teams was hit. In sequential order of when they registered: Team A has two teams in the tournament, and two on the waitlist. Team B is in the same situation as Team A, bu...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M

Field updated! Still plenty of spots left if you'd like to come!
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: Michigan State Championship, April 1st at U of M

FIELD (29/32): DCC (5) Detroit Country Day (2) Skyline High School (1) White Cloud High School (1) Grand Ledge High School (2) Ovid-Elsie High School (1) Cranbrook High School (2) Whittemore-Prescott (1) Grosse Point North (1) Troy High School (2) U of D Jesuit (2) Divine Child (3) Flushing (1) Huro...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M

Hello all Michigan Academic Competitions will be holding this year's NAQT state tournament on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the University of Michigan. This tournament will start promptly at 9am and end by around 5:30pm. We will use questions from [IS-166]. There are no qualifying requirements for th...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

Field updated! Teams will now be moved off the waitlist as teams drop.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

We're down to 28 teams with just over a week to go. If you're still interested, please register ASAP. I'll be moving teams off the waitlist starting Wednesday.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

The field above has been updated! We are now at our field cap and have a decent waitlist. It's likely we will expand our field, so keep the registrations coming.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

Cheynem wrote:is "Travis City Central" actually "Traverse City Central"?
This error has been corrected
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

The field has been updated. Still 8 spots left!
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/

FIELD: (32/32) Detroit Catholic Central x5 Plymouth x1 Troy x2 Utica Academy x2 Brethren x1 Ann Arbor Skyline x2 Divine Child x2 Detroit Country Day x2 Okemos x1 Dewitt x1 Livonia Churchill x1 Cabrini x1 Huron x1 Notre Dame Prep x1 Walled Lake Central x1 U of D x2 Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart x2 St Mary...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

2016 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/3/16)

Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to again be hosting its annual Autumn Classic, which will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. Please note that we will be having an initial field cap of 32 teams; the cap may increase depending on the availability of staffers. Nevertheless, it is in ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Cheynem wrote:Hopefully it can be played at whatever the other summer open/weekend is (unless you meant NEXT summer?).
If there is some sort of VCU Open replacement like KABO from a few years back I'll make it available for that
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Because of unforeseen circumstances that sapped my free time, I have to delay this set until the summer. I still want to produce and play this set as a whole, so my current goal is to get it done by Chicago Open
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

I had one small issue with a bonus. I believe it was in round two or three, but one part had an answer of "Byzantine Empire," and the question referred to it as the successor state of the Eastern Roman Empire, which isn't true. They were one and the same, and although I didn't see anyone get confuse...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 286400

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 286400

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 286400

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

For no particular reason, I am writing (almost done!) with a 20/20 incredibly (I know Byzantium from an academic perspective more than a quizbowl one, so I THINK what I'm writing isn't run of the mill Byzantine History) difficult Byzantine History packet. I plan on reading it at Michigan's quizbowl ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 286400

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

On December 22nd, I am going to read Ryan Leaf on Skype to anyone who didn't get to play it at HSNCT. It's an NFL tournament. Message me your Skype name if you'd like to play.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

jonpin wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.
I see the Lions spent the rest of the night disproving this assertion.
In Africa, lion kills zebra. In United States, zebra kills lion.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

You are correct! I intend to run it at HSNCT but plan on having it done around Marchish early April, where it will be available for mirroring under the rules of charity that I previously mentioned.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 14610

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Cheynem wrote:I welcome such a tournament, but yes, just in case the critiques after Ryan Leaf weren't clear:

-randomize the packets
-playtest stuff so you can be aware of problematic lead-ins/clues
Packets will be more randomized this year.

I'll ask around for playtesters when the time comes.