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by itsthatoneguy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 9890

Re: Fall 2012 schedule discussion

Michigan is planning a house-write for sometime in October. Details will be announced shortly...I think.
by itsthatoneguy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

Michigan Academic Competitions will host weekly, open summer practices starting May 9th. Practices will tentatively be from 7:30 to 9:30 on Wednesdays in room 4002 of the Michigan Union (located here: http://g.co/maps/qdt6n). If you are visiting the University of Michigan or happen to be in the area...
by itsthatoneguy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 24588

Re: Michigan 2011-12

I'm not sure how much pull this will have, but I could serve as a chaperone to any potential Michigan NASAT team (not sure if I could actually transport a team, though). There should be some contingent of U of M players going down to staff this, so we could help chaperone as well. So I would be mor...
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skipping a Bonus
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Skipping a Bonus

Consider the following situation: Team A is playing a timed NAQT match against Team B. Team A is down by 35 points after answering tossup 19 with only 10 seconds left in the game. If the clock runs out during the next bonus, Team A can't win (obviously) even if they get 30 points on the bonus. The c...
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33121

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Cheynem wrote:"Doctor Droge" sounds like a good DC villain.
With his evil sidekick N00b Zeng.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33121

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Kurtis recently got accepted in to a PhD program at Michigan.
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 38894

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

My top bracket (in no particular order): Yale, UVA, Brown, Michigan, Chicago, Minnesota, Chicago, Maryland. SHEER NOOBERY Chicago is just THAT good. But Harvard should be in there somewhere. MSU - Joe, Connor, and Chris play very well together and were very impressive at SCT. This team knows a grea...
by itsthatoneguy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 38894

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

My top bracket (in no particular order): Yale, UVA, Brown, Michigan, Chicago, Minnesota, Chicago, Maryland. Sleepers: UCSD, Illinois, OSU. Since no one is mentioning D2, I might as well say a few things about some of the teams coming out of the Midwest: MSU - Joe, Connor, and Chris play very well to...
by itsthatoneguy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)

We currently have five people going. I think we would like to split into two teams, but if that does not work well with the schedule then we can keep it at one team.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (tentative 03/17/12)

Can we get a field update? We are probably just bringing one team.
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145015

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

A teammate once first-lined "Whitehorse" because the tossup mentioned her grandfather. (Plus if I remember these forums right, Ted Gioia has accomplished similar.) This reminds me of something similar. I have gotten many tossups on the UAW because my high school quizbowl coach's grandfather partici...
by itsthatoneguy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145015

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten two tossups on Prague because I've been to Prague. Yeah, definitely going to places helps. I remember getting a tossup on Fallingwater at PACE NSC after visiting it the day before on the drive down to Fairfax. This also really helps when playing visual tournaments such as Eyes that Do N...
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37603

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

In Texas, we moderators had a long discussion about the antiprompts. For example, in the two treatises of government tossup there was an instruction to antiprompt players who buzzed with the answer "second treatise of government". To me, such an answer seems like it should just be wrong since the t...
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 9778

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (tentative 03/17/12)

Michigan is interested in attending with 1-3 teams and can bring 3 buzzers.
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8346

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

Before May 12, we have a full schedule of tournaments. Once we get to May 12, more and more teams have left school for the year or started taking final exams, making packet submission and last-minute question wrangling chatoic. After May 12, HSNCT, NSC, and NASAT all come up quickly as things that ...
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 20209

Re: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)

This was really well run. Thanks for hosting!
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 18091

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

Some Michigan guys might be able to stick around on Saturday
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 5294

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

More info on our TERP 2 mirror: -Currently we don't have a lot of moderators for this. In fact, the only confirmed moderator is myself. I will try to rope some Michigan players into reading, but given that this thing is tomorrow, I doubt I will find enough moderators to host a considerable field. Be...
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 5294

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

Sorry for the late announcement, but we will be mirroring TERP 2 after this tournament is done. Sign up will be the day of and the field is limited to how many moderators we can get together.

TERP 2 information here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 19&t=12154
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: TERP 2 @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: TERP 2 @ UIUC on 1/22/12

I'll have to talk to some other people, but Michigan would probably not stick around for this :sad:. Is there a way we can do some sort of half-tournament immediately following BARGE? I think this would allow more people to play without delaying their trips back too much.
by itsthatoneguy
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 27
Views: 10078

Re: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12

Papa's in the House wrote:I've added Michigan to the field since they've submitted (or are going to submit) packets. I hope to see several more teams join up in the next couple of weeks.
We might bring another team. Details forthcoming.
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 27
Views: 10078

Re: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12

Michigan is interested in this and also the trash tournament. Details forthcoming.
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See III
Replies: 28
Views: 9442

Re: Eyes That Do Not See III

I thought this was a fantastic tournament. This was the first time I got to play it with a decent amount of people, so I had a ton of fun. Congratulations to Doug; he is beast at this format.
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14734

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

I wish there was more film in the tournament. Yeah, that was my fault again. Definitely could have put a bonus or two in the set. Also sort of weird was the presence of both art and history questions on George Washington, although obviously I haven't been around long enough to know if there's any p...
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14734

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

I edited the fine arts for this tournament. In case I don't respond to your specific question(s), please email me at bryanbe AT umich DOT edu. I know there were a few repeats in my category. In particular, I'd like to apologize for the two sculpture bonuses that were almost identical. This was compl...
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20921

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

Thanks for hosting this! This ran very smoothly and quickly even though there were tiebreaker games after lunch.
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

To all mirrors:

Please make out checks to "Bryan Berend" and send them to the following address:

1022 S. Forest, Apt. 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The mirror fee is $30 per team.
by itsthatoneguy
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 11171

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

Michigan might be sending 1-2 teams, and possibly a moderator. Details forthcoming.
by itsthatoneguy
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15255

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

Final stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/78/stats/final/

I want to thank everyone who came to this tournament and helped make it a success. There is a discussion thread, so please join that if you would like to make any specific comments about the set.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15255

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

jdd2007 wrote:Several Ohio State people want to play basketball after the tournament. Is that going to happen at all?
There is a court by our house, and it is supposed to be very nice tomorrow. We don't have a ball though. If someone with a car wants to drive me to a store, then we can play.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7987

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

Sorry to do this, but we won't be able to bring any of our buzzers. We accidentally left them in a car which is now in Indianapolis.
by itsthatoneguy
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7987

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

We are probably going to bring 2 teams to this. If we expand to a third team, I will post here late tonight or tomorrow.
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15255

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

Pretty sure Kurtis has a frisbee, but if people want to play basketball they need to bring a ball. Otherwise someone is driving me to the store to get one.
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15255

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

Would anyone be interested in basketball or ultimate frisbee the Friday before or the evening after this (weather permitting)? There is a basketball court and a large field near Kurtis, Libo, and my house.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

The West Coast mirror has been announced (link: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12096). Also, McMaster has is planning on hosting as well.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Ondes Martenot wrote:Is the Harvard mirror on the 1st or 8th?
Ist
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Harvard gets the Northeast mirror. Announcement will be posted shortly.
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Claremont College has expressed interest hosting this in the West Coast region. Also, both NYU and Harvard have expressed interest in hosting this in the Northeast. More details to come.
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team - Many Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: New Team - Many Questions

Guess I'm late to the party, as you guys pretty much covered everything! We will be announcing Autumn Classic as soon as school gets started. There is also discount for new teams!
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20921

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

Michigan should bring 1-3 teams to this. We can also bring 3 buzzers.
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

The Alabama mirror has been cancelled due the proximity of the Georgia Tech. mirror. Allowing both schools to host was primarily my fault as I did not realize the two campuses are only about a 3 hour drive away from each other.

Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
by itsthatoneguy
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13525

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Georgia Tech and Alabama have both expressed interest hosting this tournament. Also, Manchester may using some of the rounds for a quarter-type format. We are still looking for a mirror in the northeast, west coast, and Canada, so if you are interested please shoot me an email at bryanbe AT umich DO...
by itsthatoneguy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

Stat corrections have been made. If there are any other ones, please let me know.
by itsthatoneguy
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

Thanks to everyone who showed and played. Sorry for all the general confusion and uncertainty when planning this tournament, but I think it ran pretty smoothly.
by itsthatoneguy
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

Last update: We now have 10 teams thanks to the addition of a DCC house team. We will run a 10 team RR (9 games), followed by a re-bracket into an upper division of 4 teams, a middle bracket of 4 teams, and a lower bracket of 2 teams (sorry lower bracket). Ties will be split by PPB. We then RR in th...
by itsthatoneguy
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

saintanthony wrote:The Wells/Scheeler team is actually full. I haven't heard from Joe in a few days but he sent me a (since-deleted) text with the names of two other players.
Ok thanks. Well now we are either stuck with option A (9 team RR with byes), or I could try to scrap some more DCC players into playing.
by itsthatoneguy
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

Hello all, The tournament is in two days. We currently have the following teams: 1) Matt Lafer, Ryan Westbrook, Jacob Durst, Michael Hausinger 2) Jarret Greene, Jasper Lee, Saajid Moyen, Ashvin Srivatsa 3) Mike Cheyne, Auroni Gupta, Kurtis Droge, Matt Hayes 4) Siddhant Dogra, John Bernabei, Neil Gur...
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

It seems like 8 teams with a full RR and then a rebracket into upper/lower halves is better than 9 teams with a full RR and a bye, so if Olmstead Falls isn't coming, combining the two teams of two would still probably be a good idea. This is assuming we don't get kicked out at 5 PM. I'm optimistic ...
by itsthatoneguy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15726

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

Hello all, So I called DCC today. I talked to maintenance (who will be letting us into the building) and they said they could get us in as early as 7:30, so an 8:00 start time would be possible. Also, the head of maintenance was not aware of kicking us out by 5 PM. Perhaps the chain of command hasn'...