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by sds
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99996

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I can staff, I think.
by sds
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states

For 5/5/5/5 then 8/6/6, you could also skip rematches for only the top bracket, which similarly cuts things down to 11 rounds total, and still guarantees the bottom bracket teams 9 games (assuming they do have rematches). 8/8/4 also works pretty well; I have no idea if the bottom bracket teams are m...
by sds
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states

What about prelim brackets of 5/5/5/5, then playoffs of 8/6/6 (full RR)? This way the top 2 teams from each prelim bracket are still in contention (this is nice for anyone who randomly has a bad game in the prelims, and gives you a buffer for any prelim bracketing glitches). You are done within 12 r...
by sds
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39105

Re: CO Lit 2010

Playing this with Michael Hausinger.
by sds
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 44205

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

There'll likely be a second (and possibly a third) group from Michigan. As everyone else has said, some more concrete information about the date and base fees would be appreciated!

Also, are there any eligibility restrictions (say, for people who'll be grad students next year)?
by sds
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: girls who are going to CO
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: ATTN: girls who are going to CO

I guess I should actually post here and say I've been emailing with Sabrina about hotels. Anyone else want in?
by sds
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5473

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Bryce - I emailed you about this last night, but Michigan will only have 2 teams, rather than 3.

Do you have a building/room number for Saturday?
by sds
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

There are apparently no more vans (or cars) to be had from the university, we weren't able to find anyone willing to lend us a car, and can't afford to rent one, so unfortunately Michigan's team and a half will have to drop out. Sorry - we've never been unable to get a university car before...
by sds
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Looks like Michigan will actually have 7 players total - the extra spot's still free for anyone you want to put in it, though.

EDIT: No, it's actually back down to 6. Sorry about all the confusion.
by sds
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2010: General discussions and thanks
Replies: 43
Views: 5538

Re: General discussions and thanks

I also felt like Scott in that the myth was too heavily-G/R influenced. Obviously you're not going to be putting a TU about Mari & Sugaar in there, but some more world myth variety would have been nice. As MUT is targeted for a newer audience, I think it should also be a learning experience and int...
by sds
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2010: General discussions and thanks
Replies: 43
Views: 5538

Re: General discussions and thanks

This was pretty enjoyable overall!

I believe there was a typo referring to poor Nadine Gordimer as "he" in the round 3 (?) tossup.
by sds
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Although I can't confirm this, I think Michigan may only have one team for this. Hopefully future posts by Scot/Surya/Michael will confirm. My post from six hours ago (2 teams/3 buzzers) still holds. I suppose it should be noted we only have 6 people signed up to go, so they'd have room for free ag...
by sds
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

We'll have 2 teams, and 3 buzzers.
by sds
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5473

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

List of ferry operators in Japan wrote:We are working on our packet, and are trying to finish it by Saturday.
Still working on it - make that this coming Saturday (3/13).
by sds
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 7925

Re: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO

So you know, it's looking like we'll have 5-6.
by sds
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 7925

Re: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO

Michigan will be sending people to MUT at Guelph, and I'm pretty sure quite a lot of us will stick around for this.
by sds
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

PS: Also, I'm pretty sure Michigan A didn't have 9.33 ppb against Miami when in all other games we broke 15 ppb. Your other gross stats look sensible for that round (15 TU, 3 Neg, 20 TUH, 275 pts.) If your PPB is wrong, one or more of those must be. Maybe you got 375 or something? I'm pretty sure w...
by sds
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Central Canada at Guelph (03/13/10)
Replies: 16
Views: 2796

Re: MUT Central Canada at Guelph (03/13/10)

We'll probably be at this with 2 - 3 teams, and 3 buzzers. Will email when we get a clearer idea of who's coming.
by sds
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 20342

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

Staying at Michigan for another 4 years to do that whole med school thing. Pretty sure I'll be playing quiz bowl for at least the next two years.
by sds
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

sds wrote:To confirm, it'll be 2 teams. We'll bring 3 sets of buzzers.
And one staffer!
by sds
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

List of ferry operators in Japan wrote:Michigan will be coming, probably with 2-3 teams and a hat.
To confirm, it'll be 2 teams. We'll bring 3 sets of buzzers.
Also, rumor has it that Trashtwostrophe is happening afterwards?
by sds
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10751

Re: Science

So I made a distinct effort to write on non-eponymous answers in the editors packets and to keep eponymous clues to a minimum both in the editors packets and the rest of the set. In general, I tried to write on things that were distinctly "real." I thought the emphasis on concepts was great, and es...
by sds
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5764

Re: General Discussion

Overall, I quite enjoyed this tournament. I really appreciate the inclusion of trash lit in this set, since it usually seems to get edged out by everything else. I'd be interested to see the distribution of social science. This may just be due to which packets we heard, but it seemed like econ was w...
by sds
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Michigan will probably have 1-2 teams.
by sds
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

If any of these schools/teams hasn't received the email I sent out on Monday about where we are meeting, please email me so I can forward it to you. Otherwise, I hope to see you on Saturday! I've emailed you about this, but just in case: we didn't receive the email from Monday. Would you mind forwa...
by sds
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Any chance we could get a field/format update for this? Also, are you set with buzzers?
by sds
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

We'll for sure have 2 teams, and I think 3 buzzers. We'll probably have 2-3 players for the visual arts tournament, and I can moderate for that if needed.
by sds
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I'm almost certain Michigan will have 2 teams; we'll know for sure by Wednesday night. We can bring 3-4 sets of buzzers (the fourth doesn't work so well, though).
by sds
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10177

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Yeah, I wouldn't mind playing an extra 2-3 games after the initial RR. Us either, I'm pretty sure. Since game length is so tightly controlled, it should be quite easy to keep things moving along at a good pace. Were you planning on any sort of advantaged final to determine overall winner (or Div I ...
by sds
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5275

Re: So, discussion?

I read one round on a bye and noticed the same grammar issues. I'd be happy to pitch in with grammar/copyediting a few packets as well.
by sds
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10177

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

I assume it'll be a full round robin for both divisions (?)
Also, does anyone have an idea of how many undergrad DI teams will be present? We've got the one.
by sds
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5275

Re: So, discussion?

I thought this set did a pretty good job of providing specific but memorable clues for leadins on some of the lit tossups. (Specifically, I'm remembering the tossups on The Handmaid's Tale and The House on Mango Street here - I haven't read either of those books since high school, but the first clue...
by sds
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT registration system help thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2377

Re: NAQT registration system help thread

So you know - I kept getting errors when trying to update multiple text fields at once (ended up having to enter things one by one and hitting update each time).

Also, not a serious issue - but why does year in school start with kindergarten? Are we going to see Div VIII or something in the future?
by sds
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10177

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Are you set on staff for this tournament? Our Div I team has 5 people, so we could work out something with a rotating moderator (similar to what we did at ICT last year) - should we plan on this? (We're all experienced readers, etc.)
by sds
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10177

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Michigan's registered 3 teams for now; we're not quite sure about a fourth yet. I put us down for 6 timers for the time being, and 2 sets of buzzers - if you need more, let us know and we can probably bring a third.
by sds
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11562

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Thanks to Michigan for a well-run tournament. There aren't too many hosts where we could have an early evening bus to catch and not even be worried about it. (Also, not that I actually care about this, but why bother breaking the tie from the circle of death for second?) To determine who received f...
by sds
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36894

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

squareroot165 wrote:If anyone from Michigan wants to play, I'll staff. I'd put a pretty high probability on that happening.
Seconded. Also, I'm pretty sure running this Saturday night rather than Sunday is far preferable for most people, since there's no need to pay for staying another night.
by sds
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11562

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

For those who haven't confirmed the number of teams they'll be bringing (or people who haven't emailed or posted here) - please let us know by Wednesday, 1/13 at 10 AM . Please also email [email protected].edu with a contact number for your team. We'll send out the informational email with locatio...
by sds
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13452

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern (probably held on 1/30/10)

Michigan will probably have 3-4 - I'll email with an exact figure once we've got it.
by sds
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11562

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Looks like Wayne State will be putting up at least 1 team as well.
by sds
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7535

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

Sorry about that; it is updated in the above post now.
by sds
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7535

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

I decided to collect winter semester packet deadlines in one place for my own reference; maybe someone else will find this useful? ACF WINTER: (1/16) http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8778 November 22, 2009: -$50 December 6, 2009: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets) D...
by sds
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/14/09) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 7099

Re: (11/14/09) Illinois Open at UIUC

So you know - we're bringing at least 2 teams, and possibly 3. I'll know for sure by Wednesday night.
by sds
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8

That's fine. We can put your 5th player on a team with Rom and 2 Michigan players, if that's okay by them.
by sds
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to write good
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: How to write good

I know a lot of people get uncomfortable at the sight of a short sentence in a quizbowl question, but I think having a couple short, declarative sentences here and there is better than having possibly confusing longer sentences. Personally, I don't think long sentences "flow better" just because th...
by sds
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4927

Re: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)

We should have at least 1 Michigan person who could play with Chicago B.
by sds
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8

Any chance you have more than 4 people who want to go? We could probably scrape together a combination Michigan/MSU team...
by sds
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4927

Re: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)

Some logistical stuff: we're planning on registration starting at 8:30 AM, with rounds to start at 9 AM.

We'll be holding this in Mason Hall, as always (419 S. State Street). Registration will probably be in Room 3437. The best bet for Saturday parking is the structure on Maynard.
by sds
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8

That should work beautifully, then. Final (?) field update: Case Western (1) Illinois (2) MSU (2) Ohio State (1) Louisville (2) Chicago (1) Steve Traicoff/Geoff Zmyslowski/Jon Rosenthal/Matt Lafer House Team (1) Hybrid Rom/House Team (1) We've got 12 teams total, and will have 14 packets, so we're p...
by sds
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Great Lakes TRASH Regionals at University of Michigan: Nov 8

We're planning on the start time to be 9 AM, with registration starting probably around 8:15ish. Not sure yet how many rounds there will be; we should be receiving questions tomorrow, though. I'll update this post then. That said, please bring buzzers! In addition to our own, we'll need at least 3-4...