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by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98251

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

itsthatoneguy wrote:This looks awesome. However, I don't think Michigan is going to CO and I really don't want to drive there all by myself to play quiz bowl for one day.
Even if Michigan isn't going, you are highly underestimating the number of quiz bowlers who live in the Detroit area.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

Sorry about the delay in getting stats up. DCC A did take first, followed by DCC B and Northmont. Stats are up here: Prelims Playoffs Lol, can someone please check DCC A's match against Brighton B. I am pretty sure they did not get 10 points on 16 bonuses heard...That would also change their bonus ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:From what I heard, DCC A was first, DCC B was second, Northmont was third, and Novi A was fourth.
Hey guys, sorry about this. Mark ran this tournament in my absence, but he didn't have access to the web space. Stats are done, and we'll get it up ASAP.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Any interest in ICT Wiffle Ball
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Any interest in ICT Wiffle Ball

Interested.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

We're still taking teams. Registration is cut-off on Wednesday night at midnight.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:10 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)

Just have your coach email us.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Hey, would you guys like some staffing help? I'd be willing to come assist.
Most definitely Nolan. Email us.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

Wells Hall,

Mark should be sending out an email at the end of this week.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

master15625 wrote:Oh.

I thought it was the 16-17; I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the heads up.
Nah, NAQT states is the 17th. Hopefully our good quiz bowl can overshadow the following week's bad quiz bowl.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 2386

Michigan NAQT State Championship (4/17/10)

Michigan State University’s Academic Competitions Club is proud to announce the Michigan NAQT state championship on April 17th, 2010. This tournament will be using NAQT invitational set IS-95. As of now the field size has not been determined, but we will likely be running a divisional round robin fo...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Just to restart the fire, who will be attending the worst tournament ever on April 23-24? I never did get a realistic idea for reforming that craphole. I'm debating boycotting it all together, and I won't be on the "leadership team". I am sorry, what do you mean by Worst Tournament? What is this wo...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Just to restart the fire, who will be attending the worst tournament ever on April 23-24? I never did get a realistic idea for reforming that craphole. I'm debating boycotting it all together, and I won't be on the "leadership team".
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

The field cap is 36, so we are still taking teams.
Field Update- 23 teams so far:
DCC (2)
Novi (2)
South Redford Thurston (2)
Hartland
Mason
Brighton (2)
Troy (2)
Dewitt (2)
Okemos
East Lansing
West Bloomfield
NB Huron
Royal Oak
Northmont (OH)
U of D Jesuit
Tippecanoe (OH)
Frankenmuth
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this feasible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Is this feasible?

This is not any different than having separate varsity and JV divisions on different questions. Considering the number of teams, it's very doable, as long as you have enough volunteers and buzzers. I would go for it.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50109

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I'm declaring myself a free agent. I do sports (baseball being my weak spot), I'm pretty well rounded in every thing else.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT qualification policy for single-elim playoffs
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: HSNCT qualification policy for single-elim playoffs

I completely agree with this. If a team is going to spend $50-100 to play, they better get a full day's worth of quiz bowl. Too many teams at tournaments still play 6 rounds of quiz bowl, and then either go home, or get rocked by a regional power (this was literally every quiz bowl tournament I play...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

bump, less than 1 month until this one (and my MCAT is on this day, so the only time you may see me is at registration).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11032

Re: ICT schedule discussion

Whig's Boson wrote:If NAQT adopts a Friday-Saturday schedule for ICT, I vow to skewer them in the medium of video.
This is what did them in.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:
stats wrote: DCD A had 26 ppb.
God, I hope that's the error you were talking about.
Nope. DCDS is a little deeper than I initially thought. PPB is where that comes through a lot.

I'm working on playoffs now.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

master15625 wrote:What would the tournament on the 27th of March's Questions be?
IS-94.

NAQT States is IS-95. I'm trying to work on mirroring something, but I need to see if it still exists (pre-nats tourney mirror).
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Also special thanks to the following teams who are either newly formed, or haven't been to MSU for quiz bowl in a long time: University Liggett, Cheboygan, Thurston, Carson City, and anyone else I missed. Finally, I apologize for the postponement, as well as the prelims being slightly unbalanced. We...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 28333

Re: Michigan '09-'10

I was really impressed by Country Day A and Catholic Central A. Both are legitimate contenders to win a national championship. They are head and shoulders about the rest of the state. Dewitt played a split squad today, so their As for a NASAT team, I sat in on 1 match the whole day, and playoff stat...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

We just got finished packing up down at Wells. Detroit Country Day A finished 9-0, sweeping the round robin playoff bracket of Detroit Catholic Central A, Detroit Catholic Central B, and Troy A. 1) Detroit Country Day A 2) Detroit Catholic Central A 3) Detroit Catholic Central B 4) Troy A Prelim sta...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: More Question Feedback

Round 1: bonus on baseball stadiums renames (U.S. Cellular, Progressive, Rogers) Everyone at UIC probably passed New Comiskey on the way to the tournament, this happened at ACF Fall as well with the Robie House. Round 3: tu Carl Edwards bonuses on The Waste Land (Eliot, chess, Buddha); former cast o...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Thanks Nalin. I was wondering, is it possible to keep stats at this tournament as well, mainly for the purpose of the NASAT? The deadline is approaching and there needs to be some sort of way for people to calibrate who are the best to go. Yeah, I basically made it a rule that MSU has to do individ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)

Is there any change? The tourney is within 5 days. I sent this out early this morning to coaches: This Saturday's tournament will be at Well's Hall, with registration in C-105. Wells Hall is located on Red Cedar Road across from the stadium. The actual location can be found here: http://maps.msu.ed...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3425

Re: Some DII Feedback

The astrodome was a total hose, but maybe I missed some sports clue. I would be willing to bet (and I know someone on the other team did this in my room and I was right behind him) that there was a lot of "Katrina refugees were moved here" neg-with-Superdome "from the Superdome" You didn't get hose...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 26081

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

The baseball-lit bonus was awesome... but was there any hockey or soccer in D2? Really? I thought that bonus was awful. There was, just off the top of my head, a tossup on the San Jose Sharks, the aforementioned Alex Ferguson and Hand of God questions, and a tossup on New Zealand that mentioned the...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: UIC deserves its own thread

One more thing. Joey accepted "Thermometer" for the "Calorimeter" tossup. I should have protested, but I didn't realize what had happened until 2 rounds later when I was talking about the question, and how I got outbuzzed during power. When a moderator says correct answer, you just learn to trust it...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: UIC deserves its own thread

According to the NAQT rules, judgment of misconduct is between the team or players involved and the tournament staff. The opposing team's consent is not required for sanctions to take place. (Read section K here ) Ok, fine. "For official NAQT events, the tournament director must, following the tour...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 26081

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

The baseball-lit bonus was awesome. The prompt on the easter island stone heads was confuzzling. The distillation bonus was a fail. I felt like the difficulty on the D2 set was very hit or miss. Some tossups were going dead based on the answer choices being too hard. Some bonuses seemed too easy. I ...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

UIC deserves its own thread

I would like to preface this thread by saying, I find it hard to run a quiz bowl tournament, and I've been playing for ~10 years now, so I need to give UIC props for what did get done. Registration: Why would you not have any small or medium t-shirts? Breakfast: Very nice. Orange juice was meh, acco...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)
Replies: 36
Views: 5945

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)

Humpty Jackson wrote:Windy roads=cannot drive as fast as expected. Will definitely be later than the assigned time.
We heard some things about going into a ditch, did everything turn out ok?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7348

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

i played at the dreaded UIC.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)

Thank you all who participated in the 2010 NAQT Challenge at UIC for ACUI Region 8. Here are the results for the event by standings without the stats. If you would like stats in full please email me at rvega1@uic.edu. Congratulations to the winners. # Div Name W L 1 1 U. of C B 11 1 2 1 U. of C A 1...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Detroit Catholic Central Spring Invitational 3/13/10
Replies: 28
Views: 5257

Re: Detroit Catholic Central Spring Invitational 3/13/10

I'd be interested in moderating for this one, if you need any.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9466

Re: UIC SCT question

In the extremely unlikely chance that someone either wants to give me a ride or help pay for my train ticket to Chicago and provide me a place to crash, I'd be willing to lend my help with staffing. It's probably not feasible at this point, but I guess it's worth putting out there. I'm assuming you...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9466

Re: UIC SCT question

I emailed the coordinator today, this is a particularly interesting excerpt of her reply: "As for the format, we were hoping to do double elimination brackets , but numbers are low so now we are considering round robin to get fair play for all. We will finalize the details tomorrow and I will let yo...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9466

Re: UIC SCT question

The sketchiness of this tournament bothers me.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20045

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

We're thinking about coming, just to make your field list ambiguous. Definitely maybe, but its the beginning of our spring break, so it's a ?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9466

Re: UIC SCT question

We're coming to with 2 D2 teams.

Any word yet on staff discounts, or is UIC finding some secret source of readers who can read 24 question rounds?
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

Novi2010 wrote:Did you get my email Nalin?
yeah, just replied.

I'll let everyone know what the deal is with teams once I figure out exactly how many more I can take.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11673

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

you left out basketball, other than that, I think thats a fantastic distribution.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 9184

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

I just found out this tournament got postponed to February 13th. Is this actually true? Yes, this is true. Room reservations got screwed up. I should have posted this up earlier, but I notified all the coaches as soon as I could. A few teams are dropping due to scheduling conflicts, I'll let everyo...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12750

Re: ACF Winter discussion

i'm a bit disappointed by the biology. why are we asking for _G-protein-coupled-receptor_ when most of the clues points to the very much canonical _G-protein_? very early in that question, it was clear the answer is G-protein, but i was negged, and i presume others as well. Frizzled was the keyword...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12750

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Third, I encountered the same issue as Ahmad with regard to the Straight Outta Compton tossup. There were two parents in my room when I read that tossup, and they didn't seem to respond all that well to its content. "Caveat emptor" is definitely a legitimate response here, but at the same time, wou...
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 56019

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

Why are some sites offering highly varying discounts from other sites? I noticed that the UIC site isn't even offering a staff discount, while some are offering up to $30 for staff. Same thing with distance discounts. Seems strange.
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attending Bad Tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 2733

Re: Attending Bad Tournaments

What about bad tournaments that are free?