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by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 5165

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

Brandeis would not mind hosting the tournament for New England, as long as we didn't have to do stats (or if we received extensive, extensive help with stats). User was warned for having a signature without a name. People have taught themselves how to do stats. It requires 1) downloading SQBS, 2) h...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive
Replies: 27
Views: 37036

Re: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive

What is this Tidy Whitey Bowl, and what can you tell me about it, lol? I asked Aren, who was a hs freshman nearby, and obviously he had no clue. We read a packet yesterday for historical purposes, and it was either the biggest waste of time, or 20 minutes of awesomeness, not quite sure.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20807

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Purdue wasn't there either. Also, I suck and need to get better and buzz in more. The fact that there were powers surprised me a bit too, since I could have powered the first tossup I played and I didn't since I thought everything was worth only 10 points. I can name my Big Ten schools don't worry....
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5951

Re: Eligibility

Yeah, looking back, I didn't even think to realize that others would have had the same question as I did. If I had realized this, I would have posted my question right in the thread to get it cleared away. I regret that Surya and Nolan were not there, as they are Good People and enliven a tournamen...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20807

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

It was really cool to have every active Big Ten school at this tournament (well, if you don't count Penn State and Iowa, but that's pretty debatable). Indiana has a team. Or at least, had a team, and the people who were on that team haven't graduated. i know. I didn't count Indiana, because they ba...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 8774

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

See I believe this has the opposite effect: a team of novices coming off a 500 point beatdown looks at the stats and sees that team is the number 5 team in the country, and realizes that they lost because they were playing one of the very best teams in all of quizbowl. I would feel better if I got ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 8774

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

Stats it doesn't make sense to attach the preseason team rankings to their stats for the following reasons: 1) it's a preseason poll and everyone knows that bullcrap (look how many votes Minnesota "B" got yesterday) 2) it causes confusion at early tournaments like this where teams are not fielding ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Home school
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Home school

We had one fall into our laps (well it helps that he went to nationals as a home school group, and ended up on our email list because of it). I would say that home schoolers who are serious (in this sense that is very related to good) about quiz bowl will be more likely to continue on. But obviously...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20807

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Man, if I'd known grad students were allowed to play, I would've come to this tournament. It's one of those things where the UIUC mirror of EFT pretended to be MCMNT, but then failed at enforcing it, especially by not following up on it. Also, this tournament was overall pretty well run. Congrats t...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20807

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Papa's in the House wrote:This field is now closed. At this time, we should have enough moderators to run this tournament for the 30 teams listed as attending in my second post.

There are 32 teams listed in your second post.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 9809

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

In Michigan, UD Jesuit is more likely to actually play tournaments than Churchill or Plymouth, and on top of that they might be better. But you'll have to talk to the DCC kids to find out more.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7896

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
nalin wrote:
AlphaRasmus wrote:MSU will officially be bringing two teams, plus Nolan and "Someone."
Isn't "someone" providing their own form of transportation?
Yes, SHE will be meeting US there.
i just wanted to use bad english and say their instead of he or she, even though I knew it was she.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7896

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

AlphaRasmus wrote:MSU will officially be bringing two teams, plus Nolan and "Someone."
Isn't "someone" providing their own form of transportation?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7896

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:I just found out that I'll be able to bring a scorekeeper as well. She's not done quiz bowl before, but I can vouch that she can write names and add multiples of ten and subtract multiples of five.
is "she" the same person as "someone"?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7896

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

According to facebook I know someone who knows someone (other than nolan).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 9219

Re: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
nalin wrote:just curious, why has ACF Winter not been announced yet (with ACF Regionals already being announced)?
probably because it isn't happening.
canceling a tournament in which 84 teams competed in last year :cry:

At the very least, I hope that MLK can resurrect itself.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 9219

Re: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar

just curious, why has ACF Winter not been announced yet (with ACF Regionals already being announced)?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7896

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

85% chance we send 1 team. 1% chance we send 2. 14% chance we don't send a team.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Elevator pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 3630

Re: Elevator pitch?

Let's be honest though about the elevator pitch, its pretty rare that you get someone who doesn't have any academic competition experience to stay on for a long time. You have to focus on the "i did quiz bowl in high school" crowd (because they seem to be everywhere from person experience). You need...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28971

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

EDIT: The Canadian team says they're taking me. I don't know if this means a five-person team or not. If it does mean a 5-person team - it'd be nice to put one of you along with Scot, and perhaps other free agents if they materialize, on an 8th team for Saturday. my team for sunday (MSU) is now wit...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28971

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

For those who will be in Novi Friday night, this may be a good event to go to.

AC Milan vs. Panathinaikos FC at the Silverdome

http://www.silverdometickets.com/titans.html
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anybody else concerned...
Replies: 15
Views: 2191

Re: Is anybody else concerned...

The ACUI Region 8 shirts we got from UIC were totally sweet. Of course everything ended up being run well, but if things had been a disaster the shirts would have pretty much made up for it anyway. Even the shirts were a disaster. I don't want a size L nightie. It was an ok shirt, but large is your...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28971

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

I also applaud U of M on holding the tournament at DCC, as it is 20 minutes from my house, as opposed to the 21 minutes Mason Hall is (although I swear I made it in 12 minutes that one time).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28971

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

I am a free agent for this. I am not that good, but I can bribe you with lodging (my parents house, though it will probably be a couch), and picking you up from the airport. Edit: I need someone to vouch for you that you are not an axe murderer (it is my parents house after all). If you are an axe m...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat May 01, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sectionals!
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Sectionals!

For stats comparisons, how very similar lineups for MSU did between two tournaments:

ACF Fall: 237.5 PPG, 16.41 PPB
NAQT SCT-DII: 240.2 PP20TTH, 16.91 PPB

I also agree with the comparison with ACF Winter and ICT D-II, but don't have stats to back it up.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 15284

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

TheKingInYellow wrote:Quizbowl is fine if you like driving

Fixed it for most teams.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50109

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

gkandlikar wrote:If there promises to be a question on Bhangra I'll play. If not, I can offer to staff, depending on when exactly this is going to be run.
You better hope I'm not playing against you (i will say though that I only 20'd the last bhangra bonus I saw).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

miracle22 wrote:Does anyone have the final results from this weekend?

Also, have they always done All-Class Team nominations at this tournament? I don't recall them doing that in previous years.
They did them last year, I remember voting on it.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42943

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

Benjammin? wrote:Would anyone be interested in joining a three man team from Michigan? The team consists of two soon-to-be-sophomores and Phil Guan. We've got about three-fourths of the packet taken care of.

Ben Forster
University of Michigan
i'm interested, depending on the date. Also, I can't write lit.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Double elimination sucks. So do the questions.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Cheynem wrote:KMO is still going on?! That tournament always gave me nightmares because it was impossible to predict success for.
Working on fixing that...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Okemos and DCD when are you getting to MSU on Friday? I need to drop off buzzers (DCD), and a record (Ian from Okemos).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Thanks guys. KMO works like this. Double elim. You'll see the brackets when you get to the Union on Friday. Someone from the team has been doing them last couple of years, so she knows who to put where (aka Dewitt wouldn't be playing DCD until at least 3 rounds in). I'm assuming the field sizes are ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

Detroit Country Day A won this, going undefeated through the prelims and the playoffs. Detroit Catholic Central A finished second only losing to DCD A. Novi finished third. Will post finished stats today.

Edit: Not getting done today. Tomorrow evening for sure.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states
Replies: 9
Views: 838

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

sds wrote: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).
This has worked very well so far. Thanks for all the suggestions.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

Through 3 rounds, half the teams have above 15 PPB, and only 3 have below 10 PPB. Strongest HS field from top to bottom I've seen (not surprised though as it is the state championship).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

Freshman showed up just now. Set his alarm to 7 PM, instead of 7 AM (and kept his phone off).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

I'd like to give a shout out to Jason Jones for helping us out by moderating this morning (because we had some no-shows). Freshmen are unreliable, do not trust them.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states
Replies: 9
Views: 838

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

Assuming that you're trying to keep this to 10 rounds (not including finals), why not just do 5-5-5-5 and rebracket? 8 guaranteed games isn't optimal, but you could offer inter-bracket exhibition games if teams wanted. There may be a better option that involves avoiding playoff rematches, but it's ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Bracketing help 4/17 help me decide Michigan NAQT states

1st thing, I know the teams well enough, all of them have stats I can find minus Kent City. Option 1: 3 divisions 8-6-6 teams each. Play 5 rounds (full round robin for 2 of the divisions). Rebracket into 6-6-8. The championship and first consolation bracket will be the 6 team divisions. Final follow...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Random announcements that don't fit anywhere. 1) MSU will be having summer practices. We invite anyone in the area to come out (hs, college, unaffiliated too). 4) Does quiz bowl exist west of the capital area (besides the circuit with White Cloud, Reed City, Mason County, etc.)? I'm trying to find ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

We're taking one more team and then closing the field. First come first serve.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42943

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

Is there a date for this? From personal experience, I don't write things before I know if I can come to something (which I need to know a date for), but maybe that's me. Anyways, I'm slightly interested.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Random announcements that don't fit anywhere. 1) MSU will be having summer practices. We invite anyone in the area to come out (hs, college, unaffiliated too). 2) We still have open spots for NAQT states. 3) On the way back from ICT, Chris and I started working on the push to revamp the "Michigan Hi...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9717

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

wexs883198215 wrote:Has anything happened with this recently?
no one uses google wave.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

Field Update (and we're still taking teams)
Novi 2
Troy 2
DCDS 2
Dewitt 2
White Cloud
DCC 4
University Liggett
Sand Creek
Kent City?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Any interest in ICT Wiffle Ball
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Any interest in ICT Wiffle Ball

nalin wrote:Interested.
no longer interested, we're just going to drive back Saturday.