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by Ringil
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Dec. 3rd
Replies: 9
Views: 2385

Re: Autumn Classic at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Dec. 3rd

This tournament happened. These are the rankings of the first few places from what I remember 1) DCC A 2) Culver A 3) DCC B 4) DCD A 5) Utica A 6) Kalamazoo Christian 6) Novi A 6) Troy A Full stats and standings will be forthcoming. Prelim Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/782/stats/prelims/
by Ringil
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 22742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

Cheynem wrote:We do now!

Any other teams bringing one buzzer? WHAT ABOUT YOU, LIBO ZENG
Dang I've been called out haha. We can bring at least 1. Perhaps we'll be not lazy and bring 2. We'll see....
by Ringil
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 22742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

We'll be coming to this with one team. Hopefully our packet will be done this weekend.
by Ringil
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25076

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

One thing I remember vividly is that the Spherical Coordinates tossup had a leadin to the effect of "Solutions to the Helmholtz equation in these coordinates involve Bessel functions of the first and second kind." However, this is pretty deceptive as solutions to the Helmholtz equation in cylindrica...
by Ringil
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20213

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

We'll be there with 3 teams, 3 buzzers, 0 moderators. I also sent an email with the same info.
by Ringil
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

I'd love to see the EA Robinson TU please. 20) This man noted that “they are all gone away” and “there is nothing more to say” in a villanelle about “The House on the Hill.” This man compares a lonely old man to “Roland’s ghost winding a silent horn” while drinking alone above his town in “Mr. Floo...
by Ringil
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

Can someone post the mobile bay question? 19) This body of water is home to periodic “Jubilees,” in which changing levels of oxygen in its waters drive fish, crabs, and other creatures towards the shore and the surface, allowing for massive, easy harvests of seafood. Linked by Grant’s Pass to a nea...
by Ringil
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

Can somebody post the rakshasi tossup (from finals 2, I think)? Also the seafloor spreading tossup? (and/or email me the set, ashvin.21@gmail.com) I particularly liked the routing tossup. If I'm not mistaken, the rent tossup dropped the definition of rent still in power. The mark/recapture tossup w...
by Ringil
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

Can you post the special relativity tossup? I remember being confused as to what exactly it was asking for--although I think I missed the pronoun. I also recall a tossup on capacitors that perhaps would have been more suited to a high school tournament, dropping dielectrics in the second or third c...
by Ringil
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

Laferbrook wins the tournament defeating OSU A in the first game of an advantage final, having only lost to OSU A in the prelims. Stats will be posted shortly.
by Ringil
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

Some final updates: The tournament will be on the 3rd Floor of Mason Hall on our campus. Parking can be found at: 324 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI (between East Liberty and William) 650 South Forest Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI (on Forest, south of South University Ave) This is a rough map with the Parking St...
by Ringil
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

Any teams that haven't told exactly how many teams/buzzers/moderators they will be bringing to the tournament should tell me posthaste.
by Ringil
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

I thought some of the packets could have been randomized a little better - for example I think there was a packet with 3 consecutive science bonuses if I'm not mistaken, and maybe even a point where literature was jumbled together too. I enjoyed this set for the most part, although I'll note the re...
by Ringil
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: General Discussion

I wanted to say that our teams, which consist mostly of very new players, and myself, really enjoyed this set. Also, whoever wrote the "mark-recapture" tossup - that was really, really cool and I loved seeing that as an answer. I wrote that tossup, but the tossup idea was Will Butler's. I felt like...
by Ringil
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

Everyone who hasn't already confirmed the number of teams, buzzers, moderators with us should do so by Wednesday, either by posting here or by emailing me at zengl (at) umich (dot) edu
by Ringil
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 38686

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

Unless some closer mirror in the Midwest appeared, we'd come and would prefer January. (MLK seems like a good weekend)
by Ringil
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 12962

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

For anyone who is for sure not playing the set, I'll be running some IRC playtesting for the science I'm editing (physics+chem) on Thursday 9/15 10pm EST, 7pm PST.It'll be in channel #moo on slashnet. I'll probably do something similar for the history I'm editing on Sunday 9/18 or something.
by Ringil
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 38686

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

We'd probably show up to Maryland for this (as long as a closer mirror doesn't materialize) if it was on the 10th or early in January as we're hosting a high school tournament on the 3rd.
by Ringil
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 27466

Re: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)

Michigan will probably be there with 2-3 teams and 3 buzzers. Probably won't bring any moderators.
by Ringil
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 12962

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Magister Ludi wrote:
itsthatoneguy wrote:
Ondes Martenot wrote:Is the Harvard mirror on the 1st or 8th?
Ist
I think we ended up deciding to host it on the 8th if thats not a problem
That should be fine.
by Ringil
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 12962

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

If anyone would be interested in hosting this in the Northeast or the West coast, please send an email to bryanbe AT umich DOT edu pretty soon. (Also, the set is almost done, somewhere around 50 total questions left)
by Ringil
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships
Replies: 96
Views: 41773

Re: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships

I would prefer option 1 as it gives us more games and is less of a hassle.
by Ringil
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7607

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

We'll probably bring like 2-4 teams and 3 buzzers maybe some moderator(s). More details will probably be after our meeting
by Ringil
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24044

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

Perhaps I am horribly unenlightened, and excluding aesthetic things like "I hate literature tossups on things that have been adapted into musicals/suites", what is the ideal way to discuss a tournament that asks for comments on individual questions in an effort to improve future mirrors? Because it...
by Ringil
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24044

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

In the larger sense, I think there's a lot of terrible trends in tournament discussion as a whole and I'm choosing to use this event to make my stand against them for no particular reason beyond the fact that I'm peripherally involved in it. Kurtis's post in particular is just jaw-dropping, but als...
by Ringil
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24044

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

Alright I'm gonna comment on some of the science, which I felt had some more problematic stuff that hasn't already been mentioned. Part of my post was deleted while i made it, so it gets shorter as the post goes on as I was lazy to retype everything. I felt like there was a lot of history of science...
by Ringil
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15080

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

Prelims stats before lunch: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

(we're currently missing a game)
by Ringil
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5448

Re: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread

I liked this tournament quite a bit. My main problem with it though was that distributions were never consistent. For example, many rounds would have only 3 science questions and round 15 had 3 (medieval/renaissance) european history and no american. It was probably due to time constraints on editin...
by Ringil
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15080

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

There appears to be some time issues with DCC staff this yea, mainly that it seems likely that we could get kicked out at 5PM. We've considered what to do about this and have come up with the following solutions. Let us know which one is the best for the most people either by posting here or emailin...
by Ringil
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 36346

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

An 8 PM start time is a bit late for my tastes if we are indeed running 12 packets. I would be pretty surprised if we actually get 12 packets. We have two at the moment, plus the editor's packet, and the packet deadline is on Friday. We're mostly done with our packet (ie only 1 question left), but ...
by Ringil
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships
Replies: 96
Views: 41773

Re: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships

I am also proposing that the divisions at the tournament be: Overall (all students eligible) Division I (highest-finishing team without any history grad students) Undergraduate (same as the NAQT or ACF undergraduate rules, basically) with all teams playing in one field but the highest-finishing tea...
by Ringil
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 23308

Re: Michigan 2011-12

Troy returns their main 4 scorers next year. I'm not sure how much they'll improve, but some of their members have expressed an intention to study and get better.
by Ringil
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams. Not that this matters for me, personally, but will you handle this decision for all mirrors or will TDs from other mirrors make judgments about "super" teams for their own mirror? I think I will allow allow...
by Ringil
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams. We prefer people who go to school play with their school. Grad students can of course also play.
by Ringil
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 14748

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

Hello all, Michigan Academic Competitions will be hosting the MIssiles of October (MOO) , a tournament written by the University of Michigan and University of Virginia, on 10/8/2011 in Ann Arbor. Fees: Base fee per team: $100 Additional team from same school: -$5 each Competent Moderator: -$10 each ...
by Ringil
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 12962

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

We intend this tournament to be at that legendary "regular" difficulty. All questions will around 8 lines long and there will be powers. 8 lines in all tossups: notably not the standard "regular" tossup length. We've now made 8 lines the maximum length of a tossup. Many tossups will be shorter than...
by Ringil
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 12962

MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

This is the announcement for the UVA/UMich collaboration named the Missiles of October or MOO. There will be a total of 14 packets and the distribution per packet will be: 4/4 Literature 4/4 History 4/4 Science 3/3 Art (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Music, 1/1 Other Arts) 3/3 RMP (1/1 each) 1/1 SS 1/1 Trash/Geo...
by Ringil
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 42
Views: 9329

Re: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling

I'd be willing to write a packet for a guerilla history tournament. I'd prefer regular history distro, even though I'd need help writing some questions if that is the case. However, if we decide to go for theme rounds... prepare for some things that have never appeared before :)
by Ringil
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 24491

Re: Events that are on the docket

Michigan and UVA want to write an as of yet unnamed regular difficulty tournament that will be ready in October.
by Ringil
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 28115

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

I'm curious to think which physics questions you thought were ungettable. I made a conscious effort to write on things of primary importance from all areas of physics, the majority of which I thought were gettable by people who know something about physics. Obviously I avoided the stimulus-response...
by Ringil
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 28115

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

So, I'm mostly talking about the final editors-only packets. I felt like the science was very very hard, which made most games basically a packet of 16/16 or 17/17, as those science questions were just not converted. This seems like an issue as it means very little differentiation in the science ski...
by Ringil
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19927

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

Also, my teammates felt that the there was a significant lack of bio tossups throughout the tournament. This could just be a selection bias due to bio tossups being near the end of the packet or something, but I thought I'd put it out there
by Ringil
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19927

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

The tossup on the Parthian empire in the finals of D2 began with the clue something like: an offshoot of this dynasty was the Arsacid dynasty. This clue makes very little sense as the Parthians were ruled by the Arsacid dynasty and seems like a very poor thing to begin a leadin with, even though it ...
by Ringil
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11076

Re: CO Matchmaking

Kurtis and I are planning on teaming up for CO (depending on the date of CO and our plans etc) and are looking for teammates, especially those who know stuff we don't (ie stuff that isn't lit or history) :P
by Ringil
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5410

Re: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)

DCC A beats DCC B in the 2nd game of the advantaged final 390-385.

FInal placements are:
1st: DCC A
2nd: DCC B
3rd: Okemos
4th: Novi A
5th: GPN A
6th: Utica, DCD, UoD
9th: Troy, Novi B, DCC D, DCC C
13th: Thurston, University Liggett, Dewitt, Ann Arbor Huron
by Ringil
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5410

Re: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)

DCC A beat DCC B 450 to 200 in the first game of the advantaged final.