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by millionwaves
Mon May 05, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?
Replies: 40
Views: 10161

Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Kent B wrote:I would be interested in getting a Midwest mirror for this and will probably be around Kirksville then. I've never TD'ed but I will talk to Christopher to see what he thinks of this one.
Please do this.

Thanks,

Trygve
by millionwaves
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Problems with Packets
Replies: 32
Views: 4563

Re: Problems with Packets

Ukonvasara wrote:So, I had a great time at the tournament and I loved the questions. Other than a few clunkers (hilariously hard science bonuses, for example), it was a great set.
I also really enjoyed this set. It was a great time, and I look forward to playing it again next year.
by millionwaves
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: ANNOUCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008

Illinois is trying to get a team together for this. At the least, it looks like Mike Sorice and I will be there.
by millionwaves
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sub-distribution suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 3641

Re: Sub-distribution suggestions

Lest I forget to mention this, I really enjoyed ICT this year, and I look forward to playing it again many times. Like Seth, I'll keep my comments to two areas that I care about, literature and social science. I enjoyed the social science at ICT quite a bit; with the caveat that my memory isn't grea...
by millionwaves
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15061

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

It was kind of a big deal in my middle school to do it, but then in high school, our team pretty much bounced from one coach to another every year, so it was pretty hard to take seriously. I really got into it by randomly meeting a good friend of mine on ABT at a dorm trivia contest, and I haven't l...
by millionwaves
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13294

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Deesy Does It wrote:Well thanks asshole, now I can't go to K-state next week.
Well, he only mentioned one question. Would it be possible to replace that specific question with a different one, since it's now unblind to the world?
by millionwaves
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

Re: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

Full statistics can be found here.
by millionwaves
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

Re: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

The Illinois site of FICHTE has just concluded. Congratulations to Chicago A (Seth Teitler, Selene Koo, and David Seal), who defeated Team Byrne/Lafer/Westbrook/Dees by winning both games of an advantaged final to take the championship. Illinois finished in third, and Washington University A rounded...
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76708

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I'd like to post and praise the two high school teams that came and played MUT last Saturday. As someone with little knowledge of the Minnesota high school teams, I was really pleasantly surprised by the level of play that you guys displayed, and I look forward to playing you all again in other coll...
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10818

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set, and I was really pleased with the quality of the questions. It was certainly worth the long drive, and I'd like to thank the editors for what I'm sure was a lot of hard work put into the set. One thing in particular that I want to praise is the quality of the commo...
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 6943

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

since it happened November 8th last year, it'd probably be reasonable to say we'll do it then again. Isn't that ACF Fall? Yeah, it sure is. Looks like they've abandoned the traditional first weekend in November. We'll find some other date around then to schedule IO on; we'll have to work around whe...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 6943

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

If you're thinking about Minnesota Open, may I suggest Illinois Open? It'll probably be of about similar difficulty, may feature TRASH Regionals the following day if they accept our bid or other side tournaments, and since it happened November 8th last year, it'd probably be reasonable to say we'll ...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 19950

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I, too, would enjoy playing this.
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25134

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

I'd be happy to read, score, or do statistics for this.
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9117

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

Also, for social science - no love for political science? As a matter of fact, I'm a political science/economics major, and would love to see more political science represented in quizbowl. I expect that I'll write some political science questions for the miscellaneous social science part of the su...
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9117

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

Hey, all. Now that I've got a better handle on what's actually going on here, I'd like to announce this formally so I can figure out if it's going to happen at Chicago Open or at the 24 hours of quizbowl event. I, Chris Ray, and Jerry Vinokurov are collaborating on a (first-ever!) doubles subject to...
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: call for head editor, side events
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: Chicago Open 2008: call for head editor, side events

It looks like I haven't yet posted this, although this has been kicking around for a while: I'm in the process of writing a social science subject tournament that will contain an as-yet-undetermined amount of philosophy. Jerry Vinokurov has graciously agreed to work on the set as well. If there's in...
by millionwaves
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

Re: Announcement: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

The field for this tournament is going to be capped at 18 due to room availability. I've got a nebulous number of teams that could be 18 if everyone sends as many as they say they might, so if you're interested in this tournament, please e-mail me as soon as possible. I might be able to get some mor...
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

Ouch, sorry. Looks like that was an unfortunate typo on my part. A quick google search reveals "for" and "of", but not "to". Interestingly, Guide to the Perplexed is a Gilad Atzmon novel.
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

Hey, guys. Thank you all for playing this set, and thank you all for the feedback. As a first time head editor (my previous work is limited to the literature and visual art from Illinois Open this year), I really appreciate the opportunity to hear about what I can do to improve the next set that I w...
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 32958

Re: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU

Hey, all: I hope you guys enjoyed the Saturday tournament, which used questions from the recent Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament. The set of questions is freely available at this link. Your feedback is solicited. If you'd like to provide some, please e-mail trygvemeade [at] gmail [dot] co...
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC

Hey,

It's now ok to discuss this tournament. You can do that here.
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

MCMNT 2008 Discussion

Hey, all. As of the conclusion of the Saturday tournament of DACQ's Weekend of Quizbowl, all of the mirrors of this tournament have been played and it is ok to discuss specifics about the questions. Having said that, I'd like to take time to publicly thank Mike Sorice and Steven Canning, who provide...
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5598

Re: The Beatles

"A Day in the Life" - Great Beatles song, or greatest Beatles song?
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools
Replies: 59
Views: 11374

Re: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools

you should talk to Trygve about registration and fees That's me! The tournament he's referring to is a week from today. If you're looking to compete like, immediately, we'll be happy to have you come down, and can certainly work something out as far as fees are concerned. If you're interested (or w...
by millionwaves
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

What is going on here? This is an announcement regarding the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team's mirror of the ICT Warm-up. I am Trygve Meade, and I will serve as the tournament director. This is a tournament being written by Matt Weiner with help from Jerry Vinokurov that will be played ...
by millionwaves
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12854

username: millionwaves (mine is also shocking)
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

Re: 2008 Michigan NAQT State HSCT - 3/29/08 at Ann Arbor, MI

alkrav112 wrote: As a result, teams entering the 2008 Michigan NAQT State High School Championship will be able to qualify for the 2005 NAQT High School National Championship on May 23-25, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois.
Ours is better because people can qualify for the 2008 HSCNT.
by millionwaves
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

Hi, I'd like to remind everyone that the first deadline for packets is coming up very soon; Friday, to be exact. Also, I'm going to go ahead and add another packet deadline. You can submit a packet on February 15th for a base fee of $100. If you're interested, please e-mail Mike to register at msori...
by millionwaves
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mirror: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial: 3/1 at St. Olaf
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Hey, We don't require packet submission from individual teams attending mirror sites. However, any packets that are submitted from a mirror team's site count against the number of packets they have to submit to me to mirror it. So, perhaps they'd be willing to offer a discount to you for not having ...
by millionwaves
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7655

ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:I'm in.
magin wrote:Here's my contribution.
by millionwaves
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7655

Hey Fred (or other mod) sorry I double posted but I like the other one better so please move/delete this so I don't sound like a record. Thanks
by millionwaves
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Tournament Calendar Available on the Quizbowl Wiki
Replies: 14
Views: 3096

New Tournament Calendar Available on the Quizbowl Wiki

Andrew Hart and I have created a central calendar that is intended to be used to post high school tournaments, starting with 2008. It's hosted on the new quizbowl wiki, and it's really easy to put your tournament up there. Once your tournament is over, you can put a link to your stats there, and per...
by millionwaves
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

Bumping because new information is available regarding this tournament. We're now officially mirroring this tournament in the following locations: Harvard (same day) UNC (one week before) Also, it's going to be the (edit: Saturday. Sorry Chris!) event for Chris Ray's high school thing. Please send t...
by millionwaves
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Tournament Calendar Available on the Wiki
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

New Tournament Calendar Available on the Wiki

Andrew Hart and I have created a central calendar that is intended to be used to post collegiate/open/trash tournaments, starting with 2008. Forthcoming is one for high schools to use. It's hosted on the new quizbowl wiki, and it's really easy to put your tournament up there. Once your tournament is...
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a new stat
Replies: 17
Views: 5949

I've made an excel spreadsheet to calculate each player's win share - you have to do it by individual team, but the process goes pretty quickly, now. I tested it a couple of times, and I think I have everything correct, but if I don't, let me know and I'll try to fix it. You can find it here: Excel ...
by millionwaves
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

Hi, all. As we get a little closer to this tournament, I'd like to remind everyone that we're still looking for mirrors. I've had some interest from the Northeast and from the lower Mid-Atlantic region, but we're still very much interested in more hosts. If this sounds appealing, please e-mail me at...
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brainal Leakage (11/17/07) @ Truman State
Replies: 31
Views: 12568

I also thought that Truman State did a great job running the tournament. I'm really looking forward to coming back for Penn Bowl in January.

EDIT (a few days later): 100th post!
by millionwaves
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18311

I have no firsthand knowledge of MI whatsoever, but DCC managed to twice beat NKC at a tournament this year. Maybe the full lineup wasn't at this other event? Also, what was the format? If the format was a joke then perhaps results are less than meaningful. That was at our Earlybird tournament. It'...
by millionwaves
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Stats, including the playoff rounds, can be found here:

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/tmeade2/www/i ... dings.html
by millionwaves
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open 2007 Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Illinois Open 2007 Discussion

Well, now that it's all over, I guess it's a good time to start talking about it. Although I can't say that the tournament was perfect, I was reasonably happy with how it turned out. I realize that some categories were stronger than others, and that there was at least a standard amount of bad questi...
by millionwaves
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Schedule of tournaments for the weekend:

Saturday morning: Illinois Open

Saturday evening: Hart Literature Singles/Doubles/Quads/Octets/whatever (actually, what is this going to be?)

Sunday morning: Westbrook Doubles
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 17686

Hey, I couldn't help but notice that for the prelims, you have Illinois A and Minnesota B playing each other, with a win for them and a loss for us. I don't seem to recall that game ever happening. Sorry to nitpick! Trygve EDIT: Also, in the playoffs, I think you're missing our game against Lawrence.
by millionwaves
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Reminder for TD: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4358
Done; sorry!
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC
Replies: 21
Views: 11001

Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/8 at UIUC

The University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team is pleased to announce the 2008 Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament, to be held March 8th, 2008 at the "impressive" Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. This tournament is held to honor the memory of Matthew Cvijanovich, a man...
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - The Experiment: Return to Lord Weary's Castle
Replies: 32
Views: 16132

Re: Announcement - The Experiment: Return to Lord Weary's Ca

Ryan Westbrook wrote:three buzzer systems, and two moderators
Illinois can provide two of those buzzers systems. I will be around to read, or, if there two people who really, really want to read, I'll play.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

Of course, I'm biased because we were the only team that didn't get all of our games in from them "needing to leave" 20 minutes early. Actually, this was pretty legit, and something I knew about ahead of time. Had I been thinking, I would have switched a couple of the rounds around to have their by...
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Earlybird 2007 (10/13/2007) at UIUC
Replies: 23
Views: 11080

After a couple of last day drops, a field of nine very skillful teams competed yesterday in UIUC's Earlybird 2007. Results: 1st - Detroit Catholic Central A 2nd - North Kansas City 3rd - New Trier 4th - Rockford Auburn I'd really like to thank Steven Canning, who did a fine job coordinating the edit...
by millionwaves
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Field updated.
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 205153

How do you know who is in the field? I'll post this over here, too, for your predicting convenience. Carbondale Bloomington IMSA Saint Ignatius University High (Normal) North Kansas City Detroit Catholic Central A Detroit Catholic Central B Loyola Rockford Auburn New Trier Best of luck to all the t...