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by CPiGuy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Carnegie Mellon (01/25/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Carnegie Mellon (01/25/2020)

The combined stats seem to be in the wrong order because the "stage" standings a) do not include carryover games and b) do include finals games, meaning that (for example) Michigan A is listed ahead of Penn State A.
by CPiGuy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 5731

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

First, an error on my end: Packet D’s authors should have included Michigan A. This error will be fixed in the version of the packets uploaded to the archive. Vikshar from Washington (who also submitted their packet late) said on Discord that he had a similar concern about, I think, the Octavio Paz...
by CPiGuy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)

This tournament happened. Congrats to OSU for winning in a final against Illinois, and a sincere thanks to all the teams who came for braving the weather and putting up with the accompanying delays in getting the tournament started. I appreciate your commitment and desire to play quizbowl, and I hop...
by CPiGuy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20

You're posting at 6:46 p.m. Teams were to be there at 8:40 a.m. At some point, it's not leaving early, it's just leaving. What? Even if this were the case, that doesn't matter, it's still inappropriate to leave before the tournament is over unless you have immutable travel plans, and you shouldn't ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)

The field has closed at 16 teams.

I'll be sending out a logistics email as soon as I generate the invoices.
by CPiGuy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Winter Invitational (LOGIC; Ann Arbor, MI; 22 February 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Winter Invitational (LOGIC; Ann Arbor, MI; 22 February 2020)

Michigan Quizbowl is pleased to announce the 2020 Winter Invitational, to be held at the University of Michigan on Saturday, February 22, 2020 . Location and Schedule We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m. and co...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)

Just a reminder that this tournament is happening!

I know it's early in the semester, but if you could get in your registration by the end of the week, that would be great, as it would help us reserve enough rooms.
by CPiGuy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: ERIS - MS set available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season
Replies: 0
Views: 500

ERIS - MS set available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season

This is an announcement for ERIS (Early Release Introductory Set) , a middle school / novice high school tournament set to be available for mirrors starting September 2020 through the end of the 2020-21 school year. The set is head-edited by me, Conor Thompson, and written by a large staff of curren...
by CPiGuy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 0
Views: 736

ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)

This is an announcement for ERIS (Early Release Introductory Set) , a middle school / novice high school tournament set to be available for mirrors starting September 2020 through the end of the 2020-21 school year. The set is head-edited by me, Conor Thompson, and written by a large staff of curren...
by CPiGuy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 42
Views: 9218

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

There are very few nonstop flights between Chicago Midway and Providence, and those that exist are at strange times and high prices. If you or anyone else is considering flying to play this in Providence, I strongly recommend flying in to Boston. There are many MBTA commuter rail trains daily betwe...
by CPiGuy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 42
Views: 9218

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Two things: a) I edited my initial post to tone down some of the more egregious invective. I don't think the TO editors were acting maliciously or in bad faith, and they don't deserve to get "what the fuck"-ed or accused of "remarkable feats of malfeasance". My apologies for detracting from the actu...
by CPiGuy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 42
Views: 9218

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

This strikes me as a particularly bad decision on the part of the TO editors. Had they not granted the mirror in the first place, that would be understandable, but revoking someone's mirror after you've already granted it and announced it -- which has presumably caused people to make travel plans fo...
by CPiGuy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

Re: 2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)

Registration for this tournament is now open!
by CPiGuy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT

This is a great change. Thanks! One question: Suppose you have a format like the 2017 Great Lakes SCT, where eight teams play a round-robin, and then the top 4 teams and the bottom 4 teams split into pools and play an additional round-robin. With such a format, would the top bracket's games against ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 4667

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]

This tournament currently has 8 full or almost-full teams signed up, plus four free agents. If we get at least two or three more free agents to sign up, we will run it with 10 teams. If we do not, we will assign free agents to existing teams and run it with 8 teams, some of which will have five play...
by CPiGuy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 2896

Re: Notable Buzzers

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:44 pm
I bet there are no homemade buzzers in quizbowl in 2019.
Ann Arbor Skyline High School owns, and has brought to tournaments, a homemade buzzer system housed in a bright red metal toolbox.
by CPiGuy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 1764

Re: Studying Current Events

I know you're learning current events with the goal of getting better at quizbowl, but another incentive could be a much improved understanding of the world around you as you start to connect the dots. Good luck with your studying! IMO, current events is one of the quizbowl categories where having ...
by CPiGuy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 1764

Re: Studying Current Events

literally read the news every day, follow some journalists on Twitter or whatever, it'll get you points I'm not being dismissive, this is legit the simplest way to do it imo. if there's something in the news you don't understand, Google it, too. That might help with the not understanding the backsto...
by CPiGuy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 9093

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

A few updates: We now have mirrors in New England (Harvard), Texas (North Texas), and the North (Iowa). We'd love to get sites in the Mid-Atlantic region (preferably in Virginia or North Carolina), and in Florida, Canada, the UK, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest if possible! Jeremy Tsa...
by CPiGuy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)

The field for this tournament is closed at 36. Additional teams may sign up for a waitlist; I'm fairly optimistic that a nonzero number of teams will be able to get in off it as I can't remember ever running a tournament where there wasn't at least one drop. A preliminary information email should go...
by CPiGuy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3463

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

This tournament was fun and well-run. Thanks, UIUC! One note: one of my club-mates who played for a different team said that they were deprived of a game because Chicago D left before the last round, apparently to catch a train. This is, uh, not great of them. The tournament didn't really go abnorm...
by CPiGuy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3463

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

This tournament was fun and well-run. Thanks, UIUC! One note: one of my club-mates who played for a different team said that they were deprived of a game because Chicago D left before the last round, apparently to catch a train. This is, uh, not great of them. The tournament didn't really go abnorma...
by CPiGuy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Middle school NASAT type thingy bob.
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Middle school NASAT type thingy bob.

This would probably be difficult to organize. Many states have much less of a central organization at the MS level compared to the HS level. While such a tournament probably wouldn't require a custom-produced set like NASAT does, it would likely face a lack of interest (I'd be surprised if more than...
by CPiGuy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the NAQT Great Lakes Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2019 . As is usual for Michigan tournaments, it will take place in Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8...
by CPiGuy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3463

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

It's a bit late but Michigan had a couple people drop; if any unaffiliated players are still looking for a team we have an open spot.
by CPiGuy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Michigan Winter Tournament @ Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI - 18 January 2020)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Michigan Winter Tournament on Saturday, January 18, 2020 . As is usual for Michigan tournaments, it will take place in Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:15 AM. The tournament w...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2325

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

I loved this set and thought that all the major categories were extremely well written while also being accessible. This is one of the better sets I've played/read at this level and I'd like to commend the editors for their great work. Seconding this. Difficulty was on point and very consistent acr...
by CPiGuy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4451

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Describing tornadoes as "structures" is kind of questionable.

There were like 3 questions between tossups and bonus parts to which the answer was "water". I think two of them were in the same round, too.
by CPiGuy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Ohio State (11/2/19)
Replies: 7
Views: 3468

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Ohio State (11/2/19)

this tournament was very well run, thanks to all the staffers for a great day of quizbowl!
by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4402

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Oh my god, thank you so much!

Could you add a QR code to the website so people don't have to type up a URL?
There are a number of websites that will allow you to generate a nice easy-to-remember URL like [site]/2019fallcanada.
by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Ohio State (11/2/19)
Replies: 7
Views: 3468

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Ohio State (11/2/19)

Schedule We will play 7 rounds of prelims (3 brackets of 7 with byes for 6 games in 7 rounds), followed by lunch and 6 playoff rounds. Uh, what sort of playoff schedule / bracket split exactly will result in six playoff rounds? Edit: To be more specific, breaking brackets 3/2/2 would require *seven...
by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 9093

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

We've set dates for the Michigan and Auburn mirrors of this, as well as announced an online playtest mirror.

If you're interested in hosting a mirror of this tournament, please contact me! We'll also be actively soliciting mirrors in most of the regions that we don't have a mirror in already.
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?

(and interestingly, more at the D2 level here than D1, though there may be multiple explanations for that) My first inclination is that since D2 eligibility is literally defined by "have you qualified for or played at ICT", and the size of ICT has not changed, the number of D1 teams should remain r...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)

This tournament will be run on NAQT's IS-190. The announcement has been updated to reflect that.
by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 4667

Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]

The editors of the Michigan Winter Tournament are happy to announce an open playtesting mirror of our tournament on Saturday, December 21, 2019 . Question Set The tournament will use the Michigan Winter Tournament question set; specifically the first 9-10 rounds of it, depending on field size, plus ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 8
Views: 3272

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

This is an announcement for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles , a transit-focused geography side event to be held hopefully at the 2020 string of NCTs. There will be at least five packets (hopefully more, but five is the most I can guarantee 100%) of 24 tossups each, with a distribution of: 6 Rail 6 R...
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 22
Views: 7004

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Co-sign and apology -- the bookstore we get books from usually has a rack with a really good selection of classics and it was not well-stocked this time so we had to scrounge exclusively from the one dollar book rack (from which there are usually a couple great finds but not nearly enough to supply ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Michigan Autumn Classic (Ann Arbor, MI; 7 December 2019)

Michigan Quizbowl is pleased to announce the umpteenth annual Autumn Classic, to be held at the University of Michigan on Saturday, December 7, 2019 . The tournament will be directed by club tournament director David Geering. Location and Schedule We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a m...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

we have some staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats Congrats to the top scorers: Chris Ray (OSU) Jacob Reed (Chicago) Matt Lehmann (Chicago) Alex Fregeau (Lewis) Alston Boyd (Chicago) Evan Suttell (MSU) If you want advanced stats, Penn has opened the private discussion forum; so go there to discuss the set!
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

Thanks for the feedback, Ben. For what it's worth, the only instance that I can remember of a new staffer having to handle things solo was because one of our staffers left substantially earlier than I thought he would and neither he nor his partner told me this until lunch (at which point it didn't ...
by CPiGuy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

This tournament occurred. Thanks to all the teams that came up to Ann Arbor! First of all, my apologies for some of the delays that occurred. Many of our staffers were new college players, and I completely neglected to impress upon them the importance of, for example, not letting teams talk substant...
by CPiGuy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Re: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)

I was about to make a post about the same thing, Halle, so I'll just add my voice to the "don't leave things early" chorus.

Thanks to MSU for a well-run tournament (and for handling this issue smoothly)!
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

We've instituted a field cap of 16 for room reservation reasons. Given the current field, we shouldn't have to expand. We might still be able to if needed, but it's not 100%.
by CPiGuy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 9093

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

Another adjustment to the initial announcement: we will be providing 15 full packets and a set of tiebreakers/replacements. There will still be no designated finals packets; teams are welcome to use packets 14/15 or just follow on from the last round if they have fewer than 13 non-finals rounds. Als...
by CPiGuy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Re: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

Shorts are comfy and easy to wear wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:26 am
Can you post a contact email?
Oops, I knew I'd omitted something. Edited!
by CPiGuy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 12792

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

The initial post has been updated with the list of submissions received by September 21st. We've also secured an additional site in the Northeast at RIT . Michigan's submission appears not to be in the list, despite our having received an email to the effect that it has been received. I assume we w...
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

Penn Bowl at Michigan (19 Oct 2019; Ann Arbor, MI)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Penn Bowl on October 19, 2019 . As is usual for Michigan tournaments, it will take place in Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:15 AM. The tournament will be directed by ...
by CPiGuy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 18563

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Reducing air travel by not flying in staff to national tournaments is likely a bad idea, because it reduces the quality of the staff pool while not really making an impact on the environment (as others have observed, those flights are almost certainly taking off anyway, with or without NCT/ACF Nats/...
by CPiGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI; 21 Sept 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 2839

NAQT Collegiate Novice at Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI; 21 Sept 2019)

The University of Michigan quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a collegiate novice tournament on Saturday, September 21, 2019 . As is usual for U-M tournaments, it will take place on the upper floors of Mason Hall and begin at 9:00 AM, with registration beginning at 8:15AM. ...