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by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XIV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: TRASHionals XIV?

Considering the lack of a TRASHregionals, and the lack of a willing host (considering last year), and current silence, probably not.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D2 ICT eligibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7014

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

If something isn't broken don't fix it. Yeah, maybe there's a minor tweak to some exception, but otherwise NAQT does a good job with ICT, and they accomplish exactly what they want with both divisions.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Michigan High School State Championship (3/12/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 5532

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

Ringil wrote:We are capping the field at 24 teams due to staffing constraints.
I may or may not already be on the list, but I can staff.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D2 ICT eligibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7014

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

From NAQT's website: Division II is the lower of the two echelons of play recognized by NAQT at the collegiate level. Division II is intended to provide new schools and new players with an arena in which they can compete against other developing teams. Students at four-year institutions qualify to p...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10814

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

Every time I think about signing up for a tournament, I look at the date, and what set will be used. Every time I walk into practice late, before the next question starts I find myself asking the reader which packet are we reading. Additonally, MSU has a read packet spreadsheet on google docs which ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs and how to avoid them
Replies: 21
Views: 5009

Re: Negs and how to avoid them

It's about knowing when to neg, and when not to. Your teammates get pissed if you neg and they know the answer, so only neg on history when your history specialist isn't playing. Additionally, a lot of negging with high schoolers is an attention issue. If you pay attention, you'll know when to take ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

MSU March Madness Invitational (3/26/2011)

Michigan State University’s Academic Competition Club is proud to announce its annual March Madness Invitational, scheduled for Saturday March 26, 2011. This tournament will be using NAQT invitational set IS-104 and will follow untimed NAQT rules. It will consist of a divisional round robin, followe...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 59120

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

We're not going to be able to come, sorry if that causes any problems.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3596

Re: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)

Last time I checked, stats were over 95% complete, and the only unaccounted for score-sheet had been recovered, so stat posting is imminent. I'd like to thank Chris Heffner for running this whole thing successfully. Everyone got to play 10 rounds of quizbowl, and get out the door by 5 PM, despite a ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12866

Re: Michigan '10-'11

So I'm gonna start off by saying that Quiz Bowl is probably my favorite thing of school. But I come from a small school, Chippewa Hills to be exact, you've all probably not heard of us, seeing how I only see mention of teams from Detroit area, but I would like to know what kind of questions are bei...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 59120

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

Charbroil wrote:If one or more area sectionals is moved to the same date as this tournament, is there any way this tournament might have its date changed?
Are you suggesting that the midwest cannot dig itself out of the snow by 2 days from now?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 15902

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

Newsteinleo wrote:Pertaining to the sample round, is it just a coincidence that the tiebreaker is a pop culture tossup?
considering its a sample question, and the question is on eminem, no.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 59120

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

Nalin and Bryce, Sorry for my lack of reading comprehension, but allow me to confirm that the message I should take from your two posts is that each of Michigan State and Notre Dame will come to the Chicago site with at least one (possibly partial) team and perhaps with two. Thanks. Yes, that is in...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 59120

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

evilmonkey wrote:Oh, hey, this sounds like fun. We'll be there. (It remains to be seen whether this "we" involves half a team, a full team, or two teams).
quoted, because otherwise I would just be re-wording his message for us.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127781

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

The 1987 Varsity Quiz Bowl games have been reposted: (Thibodaux vs. Ocean Springs). This includes questions about whether numbers are odd or even, and the Ocean Springs team being disadvantaged by asking a question about Louisiana (they're from MS). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URx45xL14S0 http:/...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at American University
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

Re: New Team at American University

One of my good friends, and ex-players at MSU is an undergrad at American. I sent him a link to your facebook page.

Edit: Friend shit his pants when he found out, will almost certainly be at next practice.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12863

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

4) I decided that I will be making use of the event as part of this year’s University of Michigan intramural quizbowl tournament. Thus, I will be working with my editors at Michigan to prepare the event for use here, but will be taking no part in any editing that any of you wish to do for your own ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lames In Modern Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: Lames In Modern Tournaments

I'm still going with the argument that academic quiz bowl has no lames, why would well-written trash have it as well? Lames are lame, they are cop outs. They promote not having a well-rounded knowledge base. If you don't know 80s baseball, or contestants on Britain's Got Talent, it's your own fault....
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 164044

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

I fully endorse this hotel: http://www.hiskokie.com/

Why? They have a bollywood TV package. We spent 4 hours watching B4U and other channels watching hindi music videos. It's a 15 minute drive from NU.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 11645

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

If you write a tournament that does not suck, you don't need lames. True but even the best written tournaments will still have bonuses that swing way on the hard time occasionally. Penn Bowl Trash is how trash should be written, pop culture to academic writing standards. Lames are for when the bonu...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 16521

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

So Minnesota Undergraduate and High School Tournament?

MUHST doesn't sound as good as MUT.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 59120

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

This is the same day as Penn Bowl. Although, Chicago called it way before Penn did.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks on bonuses
Replies: 54
Views: 13956

Re: Bouncebacks on bonuses

But does it often happen that the rebounding team (outside of a competitive match or tournament) has more knowledge? Yes -- plus bouncebacks can often offset bad question writing (tossups/hoses). Plus it's aggravating as [bad word] to watch somebody 0 a bonus when you would've 30d it. If it's so ag...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: PENN QUIZBOWLERS
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: ATTN: PENN QUIZBOWLERS

If nobody posts, I'll just assume January quiz bowl is gonna die, even though it was very prosperous last year. Also, Maryland convince us to come to TIT instead, since Penn Bowl doesn't want to happen. After considering your generous offer, and in order to ensure that you'll be on hand in person t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: PENN QUIZBOWLERS
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

ATTN: PENN QUIZBOWLERS

MSU and a lot of other teams were planning on coming to your tournament, but you have yet to post anything about it outside of the calendar. In fact, everyone in the world was planning to come to Penn Bowl or a mirror of it as ACF Winter is toast. So anyways, we want to run our traditional hs tourna...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Deal with Regional Teams
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: How to Deal with Regional Teams

So, we are in a league that is pretty decent for the area. There are some okay teams in it: Apollo, Madisonville, Daviess County, Owensboro, etc. We recently got an e-mail from the coach of a team that is not very competitive, even within this league. They complained of how we talked excessively an...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Social Science CANON LIST
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Social Science CANON LIST

i am very disappointed this wasn't called the "social studies cannon' list.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 4271

Re: Science

I hate to avoid actually "learning" things when related to quiz bowl, because that is actually the point of doing quiz bowl: to get exposure and understanding of topics that you normally would not. However, the science questions are usually extremely in depth, especially at higher level tournaments...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 15238

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

So I'll let NAQT and the quizbowl world decide which option is better: 1) My D1 team provides 4 staff in exchange for an autobid. 2) My D1 team attempts to qualify, and is forced to club baby seals in the attempt. Whether we actually do qualify or not is irrelevant here. I like how you are trying t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7053

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

We're working on it Nolan, lol. It's still a miracle that we made nationals last year considering our team going into Fall 2008 consisted of an 8th year grad student, a guy who had 3 felony riot charges, and me. Greg was merely pointing out how it was hilarious that the week you started this thread ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Inexperienced Tournament Hosts
Replies: 22
Views: 3450

Re: Inexperienced Tournament Hosts

There are all sorts of disconnects between the people making the host decisions and the people playing. For instance, I wonder if the people in charge of ACF Fall are aware that Brandeis is probably THE LEAST convenient school on the Northeast circuit to get to, by a wide margin. http://i38.photobu...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 20102

Re: Let's talk about pseudonyms again

I dont know about many other players, but when I play teams that I know are definitively better than mine, such as SC, I don't look at each person to know if we need to play more aggressive but more the entire team as a whole. Honestly I cant think of a single instance where I would even do this, b...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 20102

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Obviously if a team is dodging administration then they should be allowed to use them . This way cooler and obnoxious than having pizza pseudonyms: Dick Whitman Sharmon Shah Jacob Ramon Estevez And then all of a sudden in round 4 your team will be: Donald Draper Karim Abdul-Jabbar (not Law Alcindor...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 20102

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Obviously if a team is dodging administration then they should be allowed to use them, but I see absolutely zero reason that "recreational" pseudonyms should be allowed, and if a TD is gracious enough to allow them then use them then it should be changed in the stats undoubtedly. This way cooler an...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 8539

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something obvious, but out of curiosity, when was the last time a non-nationals/post-nationals college tournament had more than 26 teams? I wasn't able to be here for this, but by all accounts OSU pulled together a great effort considering the field size and other constraint...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14662

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Why is everyone whining about how badly this tournament was run? Wasn't this the tournament that no one in the Northeast wanted to run? If you could do such a better job, then why didn't you?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9505

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

bt_green_warbler wrote:
EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:They seem to be under the impression that UIUC would host NAQT SCT on February 5, 2011.
UIUC is in fact the midwest SCT host.
What parts of the country are Wisconsin and Ohio in then?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF policy question about HS teams
Replies: 26
Views: 2945

Re: ACF policy question about HS teams

Is the issue High School versus College, or is it the more prosaic one of a stunning lack of rooms at a great University? A field that cannot even reach 24 teams? I symapthize with Will because apparently he was taken by surprise by school administrators and rooms he thought he had available sudden...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12866

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Novi lost Yunbo Nie and Anand Salem, easily their two best players. Who else would they have lost that impacted their team that much? Spencer Kim has the ambition of Napoleon and look what happened when people underestimated him. Peter Jiang has tons of potential, too. He's already proved himself t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 8539

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

AlphaRasmus wrote:Michigan State will probably bring at least two teams.
We're not bringing buzzers. :sad:
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19511

Re: New Team at LSU

Hey Scott, I just remembered where I know you from: weren't you my scorekeeper at the 02 HSNCT, and wasn't I one of your lifelines on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire the following year? That's right, Matt. lol. Well, I can't remember the scorekeeper part, but yes, you were definitely one of my lifeli...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 15990

Re: Studying Pronunciation

My favorite from the Illinois archives: We once playede a tournament that used virtually all volunteer moderators. In one match, we had this moderator who didn't know factorials, and thought that the exclamation mark meant to say the numbers "with feeling". Both teams howled and she got very defens...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought
Replies: 20
Views: 3670

Re: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought

the sad part is i ran across this bonus on monday: 30 Points 4. PHYSICAL CHALLENGE BONUS: Choose one member to do situps in 30 seconds. Another member may perform foot-holding services, and you'll receive one point for the number of situps you do rounded down to the nearest 5 with a maximum of 30 p...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought
Replies: 20
Views: 3670

Re: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought

Does anybody else ever use the word "quads event" to describe a quizbowl tournament using quizbowl teams? For ten points, out leg press the other team! the sad part is i ran across this bonus on monday: 30 Points 4. PHYSICAL CHALLENGE BONUS: Choose one member to do situps in 30 seconds. Another mem...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15238

Re: Discussion

on the bio q's. Only topoisomerase is a little bit too tough. Telomeres maybe, I can't really say because I got it off the nobel prize of all things, but regardless if comes up in freshman bio so it's not that big of a deal. C elegans and petals were great tossups, imo.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15238

Re: Discussion

What exactly is the complaint about Diwali? I thought it was a little difficult for a tossup at a tournament of lower difficulty. This might be untrue due to the high number of Indians in quizbowl, or untrue for any other number of reasons, but it was my opinion. admittedly i got this question and ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15238

Re: Discussion

-In general, the biology tossups seemed too hard. Sorry, Eric - you've been learning really hard things about cardiology and cancer research; the vast majority of college players haven't been, and the end results were bio tossups that were near-impossible to power and a seeming lack of basic covera...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 5193

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

I'll take this opportunity to say that online stats are awesome as no scorekeepers are required and it means moderators don't have to go back to the war room for score sheets. That was one kick ass thing Duke did for their Early Collegiate Novice site. Other TD's take note! online stat sheets are a...