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by mhayes
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

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

Kudos to Michigan State for hosting this. Our freshmen enjoyed themselves and the tournament was well-run.

Also, 10 AM start times are awesome.
by mhayes
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Kenyon College -- New to Compete
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: Kenyon College -- New to Compete

Bone seeker wrote: Ohio's got an active message board, though I don't remember the link
http://www.createphpbb.com/oac
by mhayes
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20219

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

stephosity wrote:We also will bring one moderator (contingent on student moderators being allowed).
It's likely that all of the moderators will be students.
by mhayes
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Kenyon College -- New to Compete
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: Kenyon College -- New to Compete

It might be short notice, but maybe you guys could consider the Novice Collegiate mirror at Michigan State this weekend?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11917
by mhayes
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma
Replies: 15
Views: 5451

Re: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma

fourplustwo wrote:When you say this, you are explicitly referring to hosting tournaments right? how would this work in an area without a developed trivia circuit?
From what I gather, Oklahoma has an active high school circuit, so there should be a decent number of teams that would attend a tournament they host.
by mhayes
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma
Replies: 15
Views: 5451

Re: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma

Your post reads more like an e-mail instead of a forum message. But welcome to the circuit. I'm not sure if the teams at OU, OSU, and Tulsa are still active, but if so, they would be good people to contact about getting your program off the ground. People here can give you countless words of great a...
by mhayes
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

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

Okay, so I'll definitely be there to moderate this weekend. I'm not sure if Case is sending anymore staffers, but I'll be there for sure.

We will also have at least one team, but I don't want to jump the gun before Steven or Drew have confirmed.
by mhayes
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14749

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

itsthatoneguy wrote:Would anyone be interested in basketball or ultimate frisbee the Friday before or the evening after this (weather permitting)?
I would wholeheartedly be interested in basketball, but it would depend on the time and day that we arrive in Ann Arbor.
by mhayes
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5054

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

There will probably be 3-4 sports TOs/bonus sets per round. They may not all be explicitly sports-related (i.e. a sports movie, etc.), but they'll be there--and there will be a fair share of straight-up sports. Ah I see. Also, the announcement says that Sunday trash is for undergraduates. Trash tou...
by mhayes
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5054

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

The distribution for BADASS! for both TOs and bonus sets is roughly as follows: 5 TV, 5 Movies, 5 Music, and 5 Miscellanea (Sports, Video Games, etc.). I assume you mean 5/5 for each of those categories? Edit: sorry, I just noticed that you answered this question already. Also, you may want to cons...
by mhayes
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

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

There's a chance that I'll be there to moderate, but I'll know for sure by next week.
by mhayes
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16037

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

Although we had a number of good matches, far too many questions in the packets were simply too difficult. When two good teams cannot answer lots of questions, you have a problem, in my opinion. Collegiate open tournaments are considerably difficult, though as Charlie said, the VCU Open set was not...
by mhayes
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 35113

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

Hi there, I'm new these forums but, I figured I'd post. So I'm from Kansas, and I'm a fourteen year old girl. I joined Scholar's Bowl in seventh grade and I liked it. I got to be captain at every one of our six meets. By the time 8th grade rolled around I didn't really want to do Scholar's Bowl any...
by mhayes
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 35113

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

I guess the moderator reads the question in English, and the players have to provide a translation in one of the three languages.

But I'm just guessing, as I really have no idea.
by mhayes
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 35113

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

I heard back from Kansas about sanctioning Mizzou's fall HS tournament. Everybody point and laugh. "Approved with stipulation that KS schools may NOT accept cash or merchandise as awards. No book prizes!" Is Kansas quiz bowl, like Missouri, governed by its state high school athletic association? If...
by mhayes
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)

Cannon, I actually just thought of this. ULL usually hosts their high school tournament around that time each fall. Are they doing so this year? If so, you may have a conflict. I'm not sure if you know anyone on the ULL team, but if so, I recommend contacting them to see what their plans are. I also...
by mhayes
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Lafayette, LA - Righteous Justice Tournament. (10/29/2011)

It's good to see a Louisiana school (especially one in Acadiana) promoting good quiz bowl. Keep up the good work.
by mhayes
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team for Purdue University
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

Re: New Team for Purdue University

You may also consider the mirrors of MAGNI and MOO which will be held next month. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure what the closest sites are to West Lafayette, but I imagine there are sites within reasonable driving distance.
by mhayes
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 20
Views: 3481

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

Sign me up.

meh52 at case dot edu
by mhayes
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 8292

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

I'm very late to this thread, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention a few books for studying computer science. Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, and Stein pretty much covers the algorithmic side of computer science. For a much more readable textbook, however, I'd recommend "Th...
by mhayes
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24115

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

Visa requirements for Romanian citizens wrote:Anybody want to play basketball after this is all over? The gym is open until 10 and there are some reasonably well-lit outdoor courts.
I'm seriously upset that I'll miss this.
by mhayes
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Predictions Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 5368

Re: Preseason Predictions Thread

I was ranking Harvard on the low end mainly because I didn't take into account incoming freshmen in many cases. I was probably overestimating Brown as well (I thought Dan Klein was still there also). A bunch of bad southern teams got into the top 25 on your ranking because they did well at ICT (des...
by mhayes
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

I'd like to thank the folks at Michigan for hosting this mirror. Things went very smoothly and the event was well-run. Good job all around.
by mhayes
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

itsthatoneguy wrote: We can stay in the building as long as needed.
:party:
by mhayes
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

I wholeheartedly prefer the second option. Even if we have to leave the building by 5, I'd prefer to play as many packets as possible until it's time to leave.

With lunch being delivered, and with an 8:30 start time, it still may be possible to be done by 5:00 PM under option 2.
by mhayes
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

From what I've heard, Olmsted Falls won't be attending, so we currently have 9 teams.
by mhayes
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

Ringil wrote: assuming team # at 8 teams stays constant
It looks like we have 10 teams now.
by mhayes
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

Actually that's something I didn't think about. Moving the tournament site at this point would probably throw a wrench in many travel plans. It's probably best to leave the tournament at DCC. As long as no one is egregiously late, an 8 AM start time should solve the issue. The lunch break can also b...
by mhayes
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

There appears to be some time issues with DCC staff this yea, mainly that it seems likely that we could get kicked out at 5PM. We've considered what to do about this and have come up with the following solutions. Let us know which one is the best for the most people either by posting here or emaili...
by mhayes
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14749

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

What's the target difficulty for this tournament?

ETA: Nevermind.
by mhayes
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 5883

Re: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:Any results from this?
From what Jake told me, his team cleared the field at 10-0, winning a one game final over Seth Kendall 400-205.

1. Jake Sundberg et al.
2. Seth Kendall

I'm not sure how the rest of the teams fared.
by mhayes
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15081

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

Anyone in the Cleveland area willing to give me a ride? If so, I'm a free agent for this. Possibly for trash as well.

Edit: grammar
by mhayes
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Football Game Dates
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Re: College Football Game Dates

If no one else is gonna say it: Maybe the South wouldn't be such a joke in the college quizbowl realm if its quizbowl players didn't routinely miss tournaments to watch football on television? I'm a huge college football fan, but I never understood skipping a nearby tournament to watch a game. It w...
by mhayes
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ohio Summer Practices?
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Ohio Summer Practices?

To reiterate what I said on the Ohio forum, I would wholeheartedly be up for this.
by mhayes
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 27999

Re: NAC 2011

NAQT, HSAPQ etc. have almost zero presence in Louisiana. There are enough college teams there to change things so hopefully we start to see things change for the better. I'm talking to you, ULL, LSU, and Tulane. Those schools would rather play the high school questions themselves: http://www.naqt.c...
by mhayes
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 27999

Re: NAC 2011

Is that the same Copley from Ohio that's, like, good at real quizbowl and not this terrible version? If so, what are they doing at this tournament? I've heard that Copley's coach actually prefers QU to pyramidal formats. I'm not joking. This is correct; last year Saajid was not on the Ohio NASAT te...
by mhayes
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 27999

Re: NAC 2011

Here is a short report about New Orleans (Jesuit makes finals) http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm It upsets me that Jesuit (LA) participated in this event. They are perennially regarded as the best team in Louisiana, so their support of Chip's tournaments is troublesome to me. NAQT, HSAPQ etc. ...
by mhayes
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 27999

Re: NAC 2011

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Is that the same Copley from Ohio that's, like, good at real quizbowl and not this terrible version? If so, what are they doing at this tournament?
I've heard that Copley's coach actually prefers QU to pyramidal formats. I'm not joking.
by mhayes
Mon May 30, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 16641

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

I'd also like to thank Jonathan Magin and company for writing and running this event. It was well-run, the questions were well-constructed, and I had a really fun time. It seems like there will be volunteers to run this event at PACE, which makes me glad. I think many people will enjoy this event, a...
by mhayes
Wed May 25, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 16641

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

I'd love to get in on this.
by mhayes
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17279

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

DarkMatter wrote:I'll go to Alabama next year. Sounds like a plan. Maybe I'll retire again, though.
You're too funny.
by mhayes
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14711

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

It appears that Matt's flight is having super troubles as well and he probably won't be able to make it until close to midnight as his new flight leaves rather late. If anyone would like to join in his stead, let me know by texting me at three three seven 380-9295. Also, it appears that Mr. Hoppes ...
by mhayes
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14711

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Well, it seems that I'm officially out for this event, as my flight is now scheduled to leave Cleveland at 10:30 PM EST. I'll probably be at the hotel at around 11:00 PM local time to observe a few matches, however. Jake will have our packet, so he'll probably form a team with a few of the Bama guys...
by mhayes
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14711

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Yeah, I just found out that my flight into Chicago will be delayed by an hour, so three members of team Hoppes won't be at the hotel for 8:30 PM. Even with the bye, this makes things a bit tricky.

Just wanted to give a heads up.
by mhayes
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14711

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first. Now that I think about it, since my plane arrives at 7:30 pm, there's a non-zero chance that I'll also be late, but this depends on the turnaround time for getting a hotel shuttle to p...
by mhayes
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14711

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Because it looks like we'll have 2 additional packets, let's move the starting time up to 8:30 PM.
One of my teammates (Jeff Hoppes) is flying in at 8:40 PM, so this might be a problem for us, though I'm not sure how many other teams this would affect.
by mhayes
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: Dealing with non-pyramidal questions

My sentiments are the same as a few others here: PLEASE don't attend these tournaments.
by mhayes
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at UALR
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: ACF Regionals at UALR

I'm also glad to see that this tournament was hosted. I think the HBCUs are an untapped market, and in addition to Langston, I would also love to see more HBCUs play in tournaments outside of HCASC.