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by mhayes
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35026

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Is anyone looking to share a hotel room on Friday night?
by mhayes
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35026

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Will quizbowl basketball happen at night or in the afternoon?
by mhayes
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 7987

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

We're bringing at least one team, but likely not more than that. We'll also let you know for certain as the date gets closer.
by mhayes
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: I Need Advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 6215

Re: I Need Advice.

I wouldn't worry too much about that rule necessarily keeping a lot of interested people out (especially if you have the option of leaving the purview of that Honors Council next year). Also, tournament eligibility rules supersede the rules of the Honors College. So for example, if a non-honors stu...
by mhayes
Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

Case will very likely send a team to this.
by mhayes
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Ohio State (SUNDAY, 9/16/2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Collegiate Novice at Ohio State (SUNDAY, 9/16/2012)

I'm pretty sure we'll send at least one team to this.
by mhayes
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 12-13
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Louisiana 12-13

10/13 Tournament at Episcopal School of Acadiana (LAAC tournament, but I'm talking to them about making it pyramidal) Nick, I'm an alum of ESA, so if you'd like, I can also make some calls to explain the merits of pyramidal quiz bowl. One of their faculty members is my former teammate at ULL, so I ...
by mhayes
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: KABO Question Specific Discussion

I agree that the "Raindrop" prelude should have been mentioned in the Chopin tossup. The rest of the music seemed okay though.
by mhayes
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 32233

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I personally do not post my tournaments on this board, even though they conform to the "good quizbowl" standard and have been well received by those unfamiliar with the form, simply because I see no reason put up with the unyielding criticism that results. While I don't mind explaining my reasoning...
by mhayes
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25956

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

Alternately, if anyone has space (even floor space) in a hotel room that they don't mind sharing, I wouldn't mind paying a share of your hotel bill to take it. Thanks. Me and two of my teammates will be staying at a hotel on Saturday night (though I'm not sure which one yet), so you're more than we...
by mhayes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 28157

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Tees-Exe Line wrote: And then there's "A Theory of Intersteller Trade," which Krugman actually delivered in the humor session of this year's AEA meeting. So yeah, I'd say these questions treat economics as a joke
For what it's worth, that tossup was written by an economics major.
by mhayes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 28157

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Big O - this was not good. I wanted to neg with runtime the whole time, and I'm sure other people did too. Rob and Trevor certainly have more experience with this, but I've had to use the Master theorem once or twice and it was kind of frustrating to not be able to figure out what it wanted. This t...
by mhayes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15558

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

On second thought, it will be considerably more expensive for me to attend this mirror, so I think I'll stick with Ann Arbor. I'm sad that I'll miss basketball and the technology tournament, however.
by mhayes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15558

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

Okay, so for various reasons, I'm considering attending this mirror of KABO instead of the one at Ann Arbor. Would someone be willing to split the costs of a hotel Saturday night?
by mhayes
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Thanks for the solid critiques. So it seems the problems were mostly 1) misplaced clues and 2) the answers being obvious. I'll do my best to remedy these issues for future tournaments.
by mhayes
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

There were certainly several tossups that dropped clues too early, several stupid answerlines, the Brendan Byrne packet which sounded like a dialup modem connecting to the internet, etc. I don't think it would be helpful to list these, unless people want comments on their packets specifically which...
by mhayes
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

As a former member, I thought the tossup on the A.M.E Church was awesome.
by mhayes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit and History Scheduling Compromise
Replies: 44
Views: 7549

Re: CO Lit and History Scheduling Compromise

There's still a chance that this could all be a moot point. According to the original thread, there are currently only 8 packets submitted for the history tournament. The only thing that would annoy me about bracketing the history tournament is the possibility that my packet wouldn't be used. But th...
by mhayes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 26932

Re: Buzzer systems

Horned Screamer wrote: I frankly don't see the remotest utility to a wireless buzzer
I've never worked with a wireless system, but I assume that they are much easier to setup.
by mhayes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 18348

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

Considering that Will has devoted tons of hours to actually writing a whole tournament it only seems fair that his tournament should take precedence over the slapdash, unedited history doubles. True, but others may have made travel plans around the assumption that history doubles would be played fi...
by mhayes
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

My bus to Cleveland leaves at 11:30 Sunday night, so is it safe to assume that we'll finish both tournaments at around 10:00ish? If so, then I wouldn't be opposed to switching the events. Otherwise, I'd strongly prefer to hold the history tournament first since I'm only staffing for WELD. ETA: Obvio...
by mhayes
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Team Byrne will submit it's packet today.
by mhayes
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 32233

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I'll rehash what I stated on the Facebook group. Some of the biggest "tone offenders" on this board have a proven track record of promoting good quiz bowl. So while it's certainly natural to take exception to one's abrasiveness, the *manner* in which one conveys a message is inconsequential, provide...
by mhayes
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15558

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

DumbJaques wrote: I'm also anticipating plenty of time Sunday afternoon for quizbowl basketball
I'm suddenly interested in the UMD mirror of KABO.
by mhayes
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 65588

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

The problems with Sunday's set have been largely discussed already, so I don't have much more to add in that regard. I will say that even though this was an easy tournament, many of the questions suffered from clues that were misplaced, and I think that the comments about the inconsistency of bonus ...
by mhayes
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8003

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

I have yet another conference at Michigan, so I'll be there next week.
by mhayes
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 49214

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Mike Bentley wrote:Is anyone interested in splitting a hotel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (or some of those nights)?
I'm game for Saturday night.
by mhayes
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 1997 CBI panel re HCASC
Replies: 2
Views: 3087

Re: 1997 CBI panel re HCASC

There are plenty of interesting threads there. Unfortunately, HBCU participation in good quiz bowl hasn't changed much since then, so it's good to see people who are committed to outreach. I think a natural difficulty with outreach is that HBCUs are mostly in the South, while the most active collegi...
by mhayes
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25956

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

I'll definitely play this, though if the Midwest site is at UIUC, I might play at the east coast mirror since it will likely be closer.
by mhayes
Wed May 30, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5335

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

matthew.hayes28
by mhayes
Tue May 29, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7701

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

Although I'm no longer in Louisiana, I'd also like to help get an alliance off the ground. My e-mail is matthew.hayes --- case.edu.
by mhayes
Thu May 24, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 19960

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I'll staff if I can catch an earlier flight.
by mhayes
Thu May 24, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19922

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

Then I'm tentatively a free agent for this, provided that it a) doesn't interfere with the DBZ event and b) doesn't interfere with QB basketball.
by mhayes
Thu May 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19922

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

What time would this be played at HSNCT?
by mhayes
Sun May 13, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I'll be teaming with Brendan Byrne.
by mhayes
Wed May 09, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7701

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

Which brings me to a bigger point: I'll be going to La Tech next year and hopefully starting a team. If we could have a active programs at Tulane/LSU/Tech at the same time I think we should try and get 20/20 Quiz Bowl more exposure, push it harder, etc. I cannot stand the randomness of LAAC tournam...
by mhayes
Tue May 08, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 13715

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

We've been trying to carve our own niche in Southeast Louisiana, but the problem is that communication becomes very difficult once you get outside of New Orleans (an issue that exists in many areas, quiz bowl being just one of them). We're working to get everyone on the same page, but the fact is t...
by mhayes
Wed May 02, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40389

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I'd like to play this.
by mhayes
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Women in college quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10093

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

One female friend of mine within quizbowl (although not anybody from my own team or general distant corner of the circuit) has suggested that the paucity of female quizbowl players has to do with the fact that some male quizbowl players have an unfortunate tendency to hit on women who play in unwel...
by mhayes
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season
Replies: 63
Views: 27997

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

Here's my open ballot (no offense intended to anyone): 1. Eric Mukherjee 2. Matt Bollinger 3. Chris Ray 4. Matt Jackson 5. Auroni Gupta 6. Ike Jose 7. Andrew Hart 8. John Lawrence 9. Will Nediger 10. Dallas Simons 11. Evan Adams 12. Kurtis Droge 13. Ted Gioia 14. Will Butler 15. Guy Tabachnik 16. He...
by mhayes
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 49214

Re: Chicago Open 2012

MLafer wrote:Just FYI you should sign your name as more than just 'Matt', quiz bowl is notably replete with them.
It isn't me, FWIW.
by mhayes
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 38
Views: 8443

Re: CO Side Event Wrangling

Amon Goeth wrote:Predictably, interest doesn't seem too great for the classical music tournament.
I'd be willing to play this if I go to CO.

That being said, my preference is:

1) Technology
2a) History
2b) Classical music
by mhayes
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8003

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

I'm attending a conference at UM next month from 5/15 to 5/17, so I'll drop in if time permits.
by mhayes
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central Ohio Tossup Tournament April 21
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Central Ohio Tossup Tournament April 21

I do realize that this is the same day as OAC tournaments. If I may ask, why was this event scheduled on the day of OAC regionals? I think your attendance will suffer greatly because of this. And as Tom said, you would do well to use a reputable vendor. There are several well-known issues with Ques...
by mhayes
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15512

Re: History Bowl Discussion

there's a huge break in the bonus conversion between the bottom of the second bracket and the top of the third bracket, in contrast to the smooth drop from the top bracket to the second bracket As one of the teams in the second bracket, I can say with confidence that we are not better than many of ...
by mhayes
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 5584

Re: The Questions Concerning Technology

The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:4 Hard Computer Science
YES
by mhayes
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20851

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

Did we set a firm start time for this shindig? For people playing history bowl on Sunday, we'll need a little time after the ICT finals to pay Nick Clusserath for registration.

Also, could we get your cell #, Mike?
by mhayes
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37851

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Cheynem wrote:Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.
As the cliché goes, "it's time for Valencia to move in another direction."