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by Ringil
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

It was... in both cases :( Against CC, CC needed to power and 30 to win or 10 and 30 to tie, but then DCD negged and DCC 10 and 30ed to win. The 2nd game, DCD was ahead by 25 going in to the last tossup, but GPN powered it and 20 the bonus to win. DCC B has fewer games because they won the winner's ...
by Ringil
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

I just checked it to be sure. There was a slight error in reading -5 and 15. The number should be correct now.

Also, DCC A lost to DCC B in the winner's finals. A 4th-5th match is happening right now between Novi A and GPN.
by Ringil
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

The Prelims end with DCC coming out as the top seeds of all three brackets.
by Ringil
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 20
Views: 2743

Re: Difficulty

I didn't like the HMS Victory tossup that much because the battles that Nelson fought in are way more important than his ship. In my opinion, it'd be fine for a bonus part, but is a rather unfortunate thing to tossup. I felt like this tournament was done fairly well in difficulty, especially in most...
by Ringil
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: Hello

The major source of the battle is: The Life of Demetrius by Plutarch He took the field with more than seventy thousand infantry, ten thousand horse, and seventy-five elephants; while he adversaries had sixty-four thousand infantry, five hundred more horse than he, four hundred elephants, and a hundr...
by Ringil
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: Hello

That tossup on chariots was pretty bad, and had a not true clue something to the lines of "they were last used at the battle of Gaugamela." That clue is entirely false as they were also used en masse in Ipsus, some 30 years later.
by Ringil
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: stop using "this polity" so much
Replies: 19
Views: 2937

Re: stop using "this polity" so much

What if it was on the EXARCHATE OF AFRICA/CARTHAGE?!

Personally, I don't find polity confusing at all, and can easily deal with it switching to country/city/whatever. I also agree with Ben and Bruce on how polity can be useful.
by Ringil
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math and Computer Science
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Math and Computer Science

For what it's worth, the Schroder-Bernstein was in a very early section of my intro to analysis book and my professor talked about it. However, I generally felt like the math in the tournament was very much above my head, and I often had no clue what was happening. This is probably because I don't k...
by Ringil
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

We are capping the field at 24 teams due to staffing constraints.
by Ringil
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)

I found the tossup on density to be very confusing, maybe the text could be posted? The bonus part on phase space was described very oddly from my memory. The uncertainty principle tossup was kinda fraudable, but that could be just the topic. The frequency/wavenumber/group velocity bonus was quite a...
by Ringil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17151

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Will there be powers? :D
by Ringil
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2384

Re: Discussion

I felt like this was one of the more poorly written tournaments this year. Although I was fairly pleased at the first few packets read at our site, I felt like the tournament quickly diverged. One huge thing was bonus variability. For example, in Editors 1, there as a bonus on Secret HIstory/Procopi...
by Ringil
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 52028

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Michigan is gonna be 2 teams.
by Ringil
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17151

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

A Michigan team is coming to this, with 3 buzzers.
by Ringil
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 24720

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

Michigan looks like its sending 2 teams to this. We will also bring 3 buzzers.
by Ringil
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16189

Re: talk about individual questions here

Also, one bonus asked for the first Bourbon king of France, who legalized Protestantism, and I answered "Henry IV of Navarre," which was deemed incorrect because the "of Navarre" part was not in the official answer. I suppose I'm just grousing about this one, but it was somewhat irksome in any case...
by Ringil
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16189

Re: talk about individual questions here

I felt like this was a fine set for NAQT's distribution and stuff. There were some questions that were fairly hard, but cool like Theodoric and Nara. I will mention, for a teammate, that there were no Jewish tossup in the whole D1 set we played. This could obviously be an issue of those questions be...
by Ringil
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

This post will be for field updates: Field Size: 24 Field: Redford Thurston (1) Brighton (2) Dewitt (1) Grosse Point North (1) Ann Arbor Huron (1) Detroit Catholic Central (4) Ann Arbor Skyline (1) Utica Academy (1) Detroit Country Day (1) Sand Creek (2) Troy (1) White Cloud (1) Novi (2) Rochester (...
by Ringil
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

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

Hi all - it's that time of year again! Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to invite your team to the 2011 Michigan NAQT State High School Championship Tournament. This event will be held on Saturday, March 12th, 2011, in Mason Hall on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Ar...
by Ringil
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13491

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

Michigan B should be going to this for sure. They are writing a packet at the moment.

We'd of course like to have Michigan C if possible too :)

Also, how come there are 3 Chicago Teams in the field already, but Chicago C is on the waitlist o.o
by Ringil
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6574

Re: TIT Discussion

17. This man's genocidal misadventures include the Harrying of Buchan, while a gift of twelve pence and spurs helped him evade a foe who hung his sister Mary in a cage from Roxburgh castle for four years. This king renewed the Auld Alliance by signing the Treaty of Corbeil with France, while the De...
by Ringil
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6574

Re: TIT Discussion

The tossup on Peterloo had Henry Hunt as the first two words. This seems like a terrible idea as Henry Hunt is one of the most notable figure in that event. I mean, I grant you that this isn't the most obscure thing in the world about Peterloo, but if you happen to be on a first-name basis with ear...
by Ringil
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6574

Re: TIT Discussion

Reading for this tournament, I thought it was pretty average, and the bonuses were fine. I don't think it was as good as last year's set. I definitely felt the science was often confusingly worded. However, a few things struck out noticeably. As mentioned, that mess up with the Virial Theorem vs. Eq...
by Ringil
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 4376

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

We can bring lots of clocks if needed.
by Ringil
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

Minnesota won this site with a 11-1 record (their only loss to Chicago). The exhibition team of Laferbrook + Vinokurovis finished with a record of 10-2, but due to the eligibility restrictions, Chicago finished second with a record of 9-3.

Full stats will be forthcoming.
by Ringil
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

Here's the final updates for this tournament. It be held on the Third Floor of Mason Hall. 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 ...
by Ringil
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12797

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

styxman wrote:
Ringil wrote:It may happen after Michigan's TIT depending on interest.
Given that that's Jan 22 and my mirror of this would be the next weekend, would it be possible to get any edits from that potential playthrough in my version?
Yes
by Ringil
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12797

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

It may happen after Michigan's TIT depending on interest.
by Ringil
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12797

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

So this set is finished. Also, here's Saul's last "manifesto" To Whom It May Concern: The completed Harry Potter event is now in the possession of Libo Zeng, so if you’re interested in getting ahold of it he’s the guy to talk to. A few notes about how it turned out: 1) Over Christmas break I conclud...
by Ringil
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 52028

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Hmm no Michigan has posted yet, so I will and say that we'll bring 2-3 teams. (most likely 2)
by Ringil
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

Cheynem wrote:Is any team in need of a free agent?
I know Laferbrook + Vinokurov wants a free agent. Are you interested?
by Ringil
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12797

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

This set is now only 5 packets long, due to Saul not finding enough things to write about ;(
by Ringil
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

I've posted a field update and added the travel discount.
by Ringil
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12676

Re: Michigan '10-'11

They played in the Novi tournament earlier this year and had some decent numbers. I believed that they would be not bad, and their performance at Autumn was pretty good.
by Ringil
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13491

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

Michigan will probably come with 1-3 teams and 2 buzzers.
by Ringil
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit Catholic Central A wins the first game of the grand finals 555-185 over Detroit Country Day A. Detroit Catholic Central B was 3rd. Utica and Novi A tied for 4th. Full playoff standings: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=Umich&id=13&page=standings (not necessarily in order of finish, but...
by Ringil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13422

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Describing the Warring States period as a conflict for most of the question was pretty confusing. This one was on me. I felt like if I just described it as a period, it would make it way too obvious it was a period of Chinese history in which a bunch of states fought each other. In my defense, Chri...
by Ringil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13422

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Also for curiosity's sake, was waves acceptable for the TU on currents? I don't believe so. They're distinct entities. I learned most of the clues in that question under the context of waves/flows :( And the Chamberlain bonus shoulda been more careful to say surname instead of just name. I felt a b...
by Ringil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

No travel discount? In any case, we'll probably talk about this at practice tomorrow and may end up sending a team or something. I was lazy in putting up the entire fees as I wanted to post the announcement sooner. They'll probably be changed a bit as I remember more things and we discuss it in pra...
by Ringil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

Terrapin Invitational Tournament XXIV Saturday, January 22, 2011 University of Michigan- Ann Arbor Questions: The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announcement the 24th incarnation of our annual (okay, so there was no TIT in 2010. deal) Terrapin Invitational Tournament. We plan on making th...
by Ringil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI

I think I sent your coach this info, but it'll be double elimination the same way that HSNCT is double elimination (a number of teams start in the losers bracket).
by Ringil
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13422

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Someone from my team first lined both East of Eden and the House of Leaves (admittedly, the 2nd question he got from reading the first line in the wiki article or something). Also for curiosity's sake, was waves acceptable for the TU on currents? Maybe my perception was colored, but I felt like this...
by Ringil
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: U. of Michigan Autumn Classic (12/11/10)--Ann Arbor, MI

The above is the final field, pending any last minute drops.
by Ringil
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6049

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

I liked this set a lot. I also didn't mind too much regarding the anecdotal nature of the early clues, as very few buzzes came super early. I was very glad this tournament had power marks, even if I felt the history powermarks were a bit tough sometimes. One thing that I felt was missing was the lac...
by Ringil
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12676

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Yeah, Novi didn't play that great on Saturday. I think for the most part, there's going to be a lot of competition for 2/3/4th in the state teams. Troy A, GPN, DCD, DCC B, Novi A... This should be a fun year. What good/amazing teams out of state are coming to UM Autumn? I know Culver is attending t...
by Ringil
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21410

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Oh yeah, other history quibble - military history was disproportionate even by Quizbowl standards. edited for spelling With the military history, you're not the first to note that. By my count (done quickly) of stuff I wrote/edited for the tournament, purely military history was around 20%, this be...