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by mhayes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: LSU
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: LSU

(He said that during a visit to campus, somebody said something about how there is a team, but only the Honors College can play quiz bowl, or something. That strikes me as odd, or possibly as not knowing what they're talking about.) I can almost certainly guarantee that he's referring to the LCHC q...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: LSU
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: LSU

bt_green_warbler wrote:None of these schools should be limiting SCT participation to just students from the honors college;
I don't believe this is happening. In my experience with the LCHC, these schools (outside of ULL) are generally unaware of the larger circuit.
by mhayes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37537

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

ValenciaQBowl wrote:I think Chipola College has a real shot to be (I think) only the second CC team to make the top bracket in DII.
Based on their numbers, I think you're right.
by mhayes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37537

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Oh boy...
by mhayes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37537

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

I could end up getting 4.5 ppg at ICT That's highly unlikely, Harrison. But I think the biggest issue is the level of competition. Yes there are other quality teams in the southeast, notably Georgia Tech and Florida, but it may be hard for some to gauge how Alabama would perform on a national stage.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 3344

Re: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams

I also have some qualms about claiming exclusivity on a set, and then being on the hook for paying for 10 teams from Ohio. Would I be taking a big risk by hinging our tournaments on attendance by Ohio teams? Are there 10 or 15 schools who would send teams up to the land of bad sports teams and wors...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 3344

Re: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams

Zach, have you considered possibly reaching out to other states? Northeast Ohio has a vibrant quiz bowl circuit that plays on good questions. For many schools, it would only be about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive to Buffalo.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37537

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

1. UVA A Although this team’s stats have tended to be somewhat lower than Yale’s, especially on mACF questions, I think that this teams’s very strong performance on DI SCT, without Tommy, is much more indicative of how well they will do at ICT. Matt Bollinger and company’s consistent ability to pow...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Statistics for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2475

Re: Statistics for 2012

This probably doesn't matter, but the Buffalo Penn Bowl mirror isn't listed.
by mhayes
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20684

Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:we're not terribly interested in additional players
Why not?
by mhayes
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 141599

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

jman010295 wrote:Also, should I use the classical music and art for dummies books or are those books not good enough?
I'm not sure about art, but the NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music is a great resource.
by mhayes
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122511

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I don't know if this fits in the category or not, but I was watching Braveheart and it inspired me to research the major characters and battles and the I saw the new captain america movie and for fun I researched the Red Skull and two days later the red skull and edward 3 came up in practice and i ...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20684

Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Our team is Jonathan Thompson, Jake Sundberg, Drew Scheeler, and myself.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20684

Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Drew Scheeler is definitely planning to play this, and Jake Sundberg is likely to play as well.
by mhayes
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53302

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

but of course she's still much worse off if her work is pirated. Yes, but Gillian Welch can still profit from her music. Chicago's club can no longer profit from this tournament since there are no remaining mirrors. Even so, I can still buy one of Gillian Welch's songs as long as I pay for it. In t...
by mhayes
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53302

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

I wrote most of the Classical Music for the set, feel free to comment with any criticism. I thought the classical music was generally good. However, the one tossup that sticks out to me was "The Magic Flute". From what I can remember, the tossup lacked a discernible pyramidal structure; it seemed l...
by mhayes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Options for a novice-level tournament on the day of ICT
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Options for a novice-level tournament on the day of ICT

This might be a dumb suggestion, but what about the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice set? Did any teams play this set in your region?

It's not publicly available yet, so it could be an option.
by mhayes
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122511

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I don't know if this counts, but I've learned a few things from the Mathematics Genealogy Project. I'm a descendent of mathematicians like Karl Weierstrass and Andrey Kolmogorov, so I read more about them because of this.
by mhayes
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

I'm now teaming with Mike, Mike, and Jerry.
by mhayes
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122511

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've learned quite a few things from Google's front page banners.

Consider today, for example. I now know stuff about Heinrich Hertz.
by mhayes
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: The Canon

At the high school level, I think it's difficult to significantly adjust the canon without delving too deep into subjects. This may lead to an undesirable increase in difficulty.

EDIT: typo
by mhayes
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Jake has dropped out of this event. As as result, Rom and I are now in the free agent pool.
by mhayes
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Jake and I will be teaming with Rom Masrour.
by mhayes
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Loyola Academy cannot attend this tournament anymore due to the recent reinterpretation of IHSA rules that just happened this week. Pretty much sucks. Forgive the digression, but I'll never understand why some high school athletic associations take jurisdiction over school clubs. Rules that make se...
by mhayes
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9362

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

I thought about making some hilariously self-indulgent post about how my teammates and I are all famous NBA players whose skills far outclass our own, but then I realized I'm not 11. Jake's post was probably inspired by the thread that was previously linked by Andrew Hart. His post was no more imma...
by mhayes
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

I'm coming to this. I''ll possibly be teaming with Jake Sundberg, whose status is up in the air.

We're looking for teammates, though I can join a team of three if Jake doesn't attend.
by mhayes
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20684

Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

I'd like to play this again.
by mhayes
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

We're coming with one team and a buzzer system.
by mhayes
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

Due to recent developments, there's actually a very good chance that I'll show up to play solo, or to team up with someone. However, I would need a ride to and from the Greyhound station downtown since Buffalo public transit has funny hours on weekends. Any takers? I'll compensate you for gas and I'...
by mhayes
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

Case will send 1 or 2 teams. We'll know an exact number soon.
by mhayes
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

We're not going to make this one, but we'll be at the Penn Bowl mirror the following weekend.
by mhayes
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

We'll let you guys know our status for this sometime early next week. I'm hopeful that we'll send a team, but I can't say for sure yet until classes start next week.
by mhayes
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21248

Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

MickeyR0urke wrote: EDIT: I seem to be having trouble finding the CMST user group. Could someone help me to find this?
Look for it in the User Control Panel under "User Groups".
by mhayes
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21248

Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

A quick look through the claims reveals that most people who have expressed preferences have noted science or fine arts. So history, literature, or current events would be great. I'm interested in signing on as a writer for this, assuming a 10/10 requirement. I'm most comfortable contributing histo...
by mhayes
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37128

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

The great thing is, there's a list to poach teams off of. http://www.hcasc.com/enroll.asp . Individual TDs need to find schools within 4 hours of them and invite them. Most of them are in the south, but there are Midwest and Mid-Atlantic schools as well. You can find team contacts pretty easily by ...
by mhayes
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

Case is tentatively interested. We'll let you know for sure within the next few weeks.
by mhayes
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37128

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

RyuAqua wrote: What due respect is that? Literally the only thing CBI does anymore is run an awful, awful tournament geared towards keeping colleges out of regular quizbowl for the sole reason that they're majority-black.
Oh I agree completely. I was being overly cordial.
by mhayes
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37128

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

Something I would love to see is some sort of outreach towards the historically black colleges and universities who participate in the HCASC. This tournament is very popular amongst many black colleges, and I would bet that 95% of the participants (players, coaches, administrators) believe that this...
by mhayes
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping
Replies: 30
Views: 15637

Re: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping

I might be wrong, but am I to understand that this program can "live-cast" match statistics?
by mhayes
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 25489

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

Sorry, my response came across differently than what was intended. I actually agree with you.
by mhayes
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 25489

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

eliza.grames wrote:
mhayes wrote: Also, we're interested in hosting a mirror of this, but we have to hash out a few things related to staffing since we have a lot of new people with little experience in this regard.
Waterloo emailed me first about hosting a mirror, so that solves your staffing problem!
Ouch...
by mhayes
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 25489

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

eliza.grames wrote:VCU 3/31
Isn't this the date of the ICT?

Also, we're interested in hosting a mirror of this, but we have to hash out a few things related to staffing since we have a lot of new people with little experience in this regard.
by mhayes
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5071

Re: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)

Yeah, I should have clarified. My assumption was that all of the moderators would be of good quality.
by mhayes
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5071

Re: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)

TulaneKQB wrote:I can't promise that your moderators will be utilized, but yes; a $5 discount will be added.
External moderators should probably take priority over house moderators.
by mhayes
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8096

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

I'm really sorry to post here yet again, but it's now been 3 weeks since somebody first asked if there were going to be any mirrors of this tournament. We are now about a month away from the tournament itself, and 2.5 weeks away from the final packet deadline. I'm going to be very upfront and say t...
by mhayes
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

However, we are in the process of constructing a complete packet that would absolve our entire field of submission requirements. It may be too early to ask, but how likely is this to happen? I just want to be sure that we're not scrambling to write a packet in case this plan falls through for whate...
by mhayes
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lower South MAGNI Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Lower South MAGNI Mirror

Any updates on this?
by mhayes
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20222

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

No problem, Auroni.

Andy, I'm about 99% sure I'll be there. I just have to clear it with Steve since I'll be using club funds.
by mhayes
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20222

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

There's a very good chance that I'll come to play solo since the rest of my team is off for fall break.

I could also team up with someone if you guys (or the editors) are allowing open teams.
by mhayes
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14757

Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Case will bring 1 team and a buzzer system. No moderators, unfortunately.