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by millionwaves
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 16961

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I am in talks with HSAPQ to get their questions (perhaps edited down to 5-6 lines) for next regular season. As HSAPQ does not produce any tossups that are over six lines, we feel confident that no editing of our questions will be necessary. Further, we're very excited about the possibility of produ...
by millionwaves
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 11488

Re: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

Illinois still has good players, including that dude named Mike Sorice. Will Turner is back and hopefully will come to many tournaments. Jeff Crean is a very knowledgeable history player, if he decides to play events. Trygve Meade has been writing a ton of questions and is only adding to his alread...
by millionwaves
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird Tournament at University of Illinois (10/25/08)
Replies: 41
Views: 8912

Earlybird Tournament at University of Illinois (10/25/08)

This is the official announcement for the Earlybird Tournament, which will be held at the University of Illinois on Saturday, October 25, 2008. This tournament will use house written questions produced collaboratively between the Minnesota, Brown, and Illinois college teams. To register or ask quest...
by millionwaves
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158697

Re: Illinois '08-'09

We talked with our coach today about our schedule and he told us something about earlybird being moved to New Trier, anyone confirm this? Are you guys considering coming to Earlybird? If so, we'd be happy to answer any questions about it. You can e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com if you'd like to ...
by millionwaves
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12673

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

theMoMA wrote:Would you like me to finish my impossible speedcheck set in time for this?
Yeah, if we get TRASH Regionals, we can run this on Sunday night, or if we don't, we can run this on Sunday morning. If you have time to finish this up by IO, we'll certainly run it.
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12673

Re: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

I added even more information, but the important thing to note is that there will be a mirror at the University of Maryland directed by Chris Ray.
by millionwaves
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6390

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

I guess I should come out and say that I've been in contact with Matt about moving TTGT11 to accomodate this new tourney, with Iowa then serving as the Midwest host for this new event. Alternative dates we're considering for TTGT11 are December 6th (last year's date) and October 25th (only conflict...
by millionwaves
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest for Lawrence tourney, Dec 6th or 7th?
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Interest for Lawrence tourney, Dec 6th?

That kind of brushes finals for us, but I think we'll probably find enough interest to get some people up there.
by millionwaves
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT Call for Hosts
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT Call for Hosts

Speaking as someone whose team would have to travel less than a combined 8 hours to go to both Nationals, having an ICT in or around Chicago at a hotel or otherwise is a tremendously appealing prospect.
by millionwaves
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 10874

Re: First semester college academic touraments

I stickied this because I think it's useful enough to stay right up near the top of the forum all the time.
by millionwaves
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12673

Re: Announcement: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open 2008 at UIUC

I added yet more information to the above. If you're in one of the regions that doesn't yet have an IO mirror, and you want some free money with no packet writing attached, e-mail me about hosting a mirror!
by millionwaves
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 11488

08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

In this thread, share your predictions for the 2008-2009 college quizbowl season. I'll start off with some: ACF Nationals 1. Brown With Eric Mukherjee continuing his meteoric rise to prominence and Jerry's ability to get many questions at high levels, I look for this team to win ACF Nationals this y...
by millionwaves
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12673

Re: Announcement: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open 2008 at UIUC

Bumping; I added a little information.
by millionwaves
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13682

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

I, and probably a team or two of other Illinois people, will almost certainly play this, unless travel plans render that impossible.
by millionwaves
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO myth tournament postponed
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Re: MO myth tournament postponed

Can the Social Sci/Philo tournament that was slated for CO happen at MO? No, I'm afraid that I won't have time to reconstruct the set before then. However, perhaps JECHT could happen on Friday night? That might make it easier for people who need to be at class on Monday morning to arrange travel pl...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition
Replies: 35
Views: 3791

Re: the fred morlan tournament watch thread dunbar edition

Deesy Does It wrote:Eric, you know you're my idol, but wouldn't UIUC make a lot more financial sense to go to?
Yes.
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24238

HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

High School Academic Pyramid Questions, a new company which is producing question sets for licensed use at independent high school quizbowl tournaments, is pleased to announce that its first sets will be made available during the Fall 2008 semester. The goal of HSAPQ is to provide questions of an ac...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 4176

Re: Canadian Quizbowl

Ryan Westbrook wrote:Darn it, my post just missed Trygve's split-off. Can someone migrate my post over here, so we can pile on the official "Yankee Jingos piling on peaceful fun-loving Canadians" parade?
Sure.
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 4176

Re: Canadian Quizbowl

I'm producing a quizbowl tournament that we're planning to hold on November 15 as the Illinois Open. If a Canadian team wants to run a tournament on those questions, I'd be perfectly willing to slash my rates, even down to not charging for the questions. If you're a Canadian team and you want to spr...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO in Vancouver and Toronto, 7/19/2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3972

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO in Vancouver and Toronto, 7/19/2008

I have split discussion of Canadian quizbowl in general from this topic. You can discuss it over here.
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8371

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I think the plan is that Rob Carson and I are going to team up for this.
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Awesome List
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Re: Chicago Open Awesome List

dtaylor4 wrote: Ray Luo, who was also kind enough to compensate readers.
Bruce did this too. Thanks, Bruce!
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

Re: CO Trash discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament, and thought that the academic clues were an interesting and amusing addition to the questions. Thanks to the writers for putting together a fine set.
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9109

Re: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"

Hey, First, I'd like to apologize to everyone who was expecting us to put on a tournament Sunday night. I'm really sorry that that didn't happen. The circumstances that brought that about have been discussed already here, so I'll simply note that I'm sincerely sorry that I didn't do a better job of ...
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9109

Re: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"

Hey, It's not that were expecting more teams to sign up anyway, but I'm disinclined to change my format now, so I don't think we'll be accepting any further teams into the field unless one drops out. The cost for this event will be $10/team. We'll be awarding prizes for the top two teams and also fo...
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Golden Hurricane Open IV at Tulsa (11/15/08-11/16/08)
Replies: 23
Views: 3606

Re: Golden Hurricane Open IV at Tulsa (11/15/08-11/16/08)

stevengfeldman wrote:Hey, this sounds pretty cool. Are you guys planning on allowing a Northeast or New England Mirror?
You should host one at Brandeis, dude. E-mail me if you're interested or talk to me about it on IRC.
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Re: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008

Hey,

Is there any more information regarding this tournament? Do you want us to write packets, and is it required?

Thanks,

Trygve
by millionwaves
Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 28287

Re: Alabama 08-09

I hope this is a good place to post this, and I hope people from the 'ham frequent this board. I'm a Classics and Music major at Samford who did quiz bowl all through HS (and middle school) in Alabama (MS and Grissom, my freshman year) and North Carolina. Samford doesn't have a team, and I don't ha...
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158697

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Also, I went out of my way to go to a couple college tournaements relatively secretly, which is something I think a lot of Illinois players could really benefit from if they were to do. This seems a good time to note that UIUC is hosting a collegiate tournament, EFT, on October 4th. The questions a...
by millionwaves
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9278

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

I don't think that I would have a problem with putting the movies tournament in between the end of trash and the start of social science/philosophy. If anyone who is planning to play SS/Phil, but was planning to fly out Sunday night and would therefore be impacted by having SS/Phil end later, let me...
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 NAQT IS sets: Discuss Specific Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 4285

Re: A Bad Packet?

As per an e-mail that I recently received from R. Hentzel, it is officially ok to discuss specific questions from all NAQT sets from this year. If you expect to attend a tournament using questions from this year's NAQT sets, or if you practice on them or whatever, you're on your honor not to cheat. ...
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9109

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

Hey, all, Unless something changes, the format for this tournament is going to be a bracketed round robin among 2 brackets of 6, followed by a rebracketing and another round robin. The best record will win, and ties in record (including for first place) will be broken by points per game. As Andrew p...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13625

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Shantanu dropped our team to go see a relative in India, so we will have our 4th player pending. Stay tuned. On that note, if you're interested, please e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com. We have found a fourth. Our team will now consist of Charlie Dees, Trevor Davis, myself, and the inestimable Aa...
by millionwaves
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Moderator Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

Re: NSC Moderator Discussion

This is its own thread, now, but this: PACE takes all criticism of NSC very seriously, and we are looking into the concerns raised by Shawn Weaver that are referred to in this thread. Others are certainly within their rights to post a differing opinion regarding NSC moderators, but please don't go a...
by millionwaves
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38008

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

I have moved the posts regarding discussion of NSC moderators to this thread.
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13625

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Deesy Does It wrote:Shantanu dropped our team to go see a relative in India, so we will have our 4th player pending. Stay tuned.
On that note, if you're interested, please e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com.
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 08-09
Replies: 29
Views: 5099

Re: Michigan 08-09

I'm just going to talk about each team individually: DCC: We are only losing one guy (Joe), so we should be pretty strong next year. If Brett can pick up the lit. that Joe knew and we get stronger on our weaker topics, we should do pretty well. EL: They will definately a lot weaker from the loss of...
by millionwaves
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158697

Re: Illinois '08-'09

OP_Huskies wrote:I think it is the Downers North coach ... at least she did question/moderator control as of 2 or 3 years ago. However, her name escapes me now.
Please identify yourself in your signature with your name and school affiliation, as per the policy outlined here.

Thank you,

Trygve
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 10874

Re: First semester college academic touraments

allythin wrote:Some of us are wondering what gave you the idea that GIT at WUSTL would be on November 1? We've not announced that nor was anyone intending to.
I told Andrew that. My apologies; conversations with people at WUSTL seemed to indicate that you guys were planning to host GIT that day.
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Archive updates
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Stanford Archive updates

Eärendil wrote:2007 Illinois Open
Please go right ahead.
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9109

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

Hey, all. This is the field right now for this tournament: Teams: Eric Mukherjee + Jonathan Magin Jeremy Eaton + Mike Bentley Matt Lafer + Chris Carter Gautam Kandlikar + Arnav Moudgil Guy Tabachnick + Matt Weiner Andrew Hart + Billy Beyer Ahmad Ragab + Chris Borglum Charlie Dees + Bruce Arthur Mike...
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 32
Views: 12673

(11/15/2008) Illinois Open at UIUC

This is an announcement for Illinois' traditional academic mACF tournament, Illinois Open 2008: Where Ignorant Armies Clash by Spite , which will be held at the University of Illinois on November 15, 2008. The Saturday events of this tournament will take place in Gregory Hall, while the Sunday event...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and UCI Novice Mirror at Truman State (8/16/2008)
Replies: 16
Views: 2794

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Truman State (8/16/2008)

I'm trying to organize a team for this.
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 11857

Re: Player name pronunciation

Mine's probably not too different from how you'd think: "Trigg-vee".
by millionwaves
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13119

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Saturday set (an m ACF novice tournament) had far more tossups go unanswered than the Sunday set (NAQT Sectionals DII). I fixed that quote for you. As others have pointed out, the questions used on Saturday were an independent circuit event edited by myself. I'm not affiliated with ACF, so you can'...
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13119

Re: Great News!

Good riddance.
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 19938

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

He's not on the list up there, but I'm playing with Matt Weiner.
by millionwaves
Mon May 26, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12620

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Second, according to a guy that sits on the Minneapolis Fed and is the dad of one of the B players/one of the chaperones, biflation doesn't exist. Hey, Actually, I believe I've heard this come up in my classes as a problem specific to developing economies, especially China. It probably isn't someth...
by millionwaves
Sun May 25, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24215

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

Inquiring minds want to know: what happened at this event?