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by MLafer
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Simultaneous Buzzing
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: Simultaneous Buzzing

I've seen some buzzer systems where both lights will light up at the same time when this happens. The Judge definitely does this.
by MLafer
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See V - 11/23/13
Replies: 13
Views: 5327

Re: Eyes That Do Not See V - 11/23/13

This happened in Pittsburgh. Scores were as follows -- there may be one or two scoring errors but the placement should be accurate. Doug Graebner -- 21-18-11 = 440 John Lawrence -- 6-11-5 = 175 Jerry Vinokurov -- 1-7-2 = 75 Andrew Hart -- 2-6-3 = 75 Rob Carson -- 4-1-2 = 60 Jonathan Magin -- 2-4-3 =...
by MLafer
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)
Replies: 18
Views: 6057

Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight. For what definition of DII here is a team featuring Neil Gurram eli...
by MLafer
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3560

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament playtesting

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:European history from 1500 onwards will be playtested tonight at 9:30 Eastern.
During the Breaking Bad finale? You MONSTER
by MLafer
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)
Replies: 34
Views: 6300

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Will we have the packets from all of the side-events being played at the main site? How late are we able to stay in the rooms?
by MLafer
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 24880

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur wrote:Taconic orogeny / Iapetus ocean / Charles Doolittle Walcott
So what was the easy part of this supposed to be? This was in the top 5 most difficult bonuses in the entire set
by MLafer
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tracking Second and Third Place in the Buzzer Race
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: Tracking Second and Third Place in the Buzzer Race

This is actually a pretty useful feature for relatively normal formats like shootout. Say person #1 buzzes in and negs -- instead of creating the annoying situation where the next person able to answer is whoever frantically presses the buzzer after the moderator clears it, it gives an advantage to ...
by MLafer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26441

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Cultural Infidel wrote:Team Signup Sheet:

https://docs.google.com/a/virginia.edu/ ... TS3c#gid=0
The sheet is set to read-only right now.
by MLafer
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9249

Re: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013

Chicago defeats Michigan in the first game, 325-275


Michigan wins the rubber match, and the tournament, 420-170.
by MLafer
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9249

Re: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013

Michigan (11-0) and Chicago A (10-1) are playing the first game of an advantaged final. Laferbrook & friends finished 3rd (9-2).
by MLafer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35616

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Is there a field for this? Also, I don't think "Laferbrook" is officially signed up for this, so please sign us up. Also looking for two more teammates
by MLafer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK 9/29
Replies: 30
Views: 17461

Re: QUARK 9/29

Hey if the field needs any adjusting, we only have 2 people on our team right now and could potentially combine with another team.
by MLafer
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 10161

Re: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)

Final standings for the upper room at Ann Arbor: 1. Sam Bailey 690 2. Matt Lafer 645 3T. Rob Carson 180 3T. Steve Oppenheim 180 5. Steve Traicoff 150 6. Matt Hayes 145 7. Drew Scheeler 100 8. Alex Gerten 80 9. Trevor Davis 75 10. Connor Teevens 40 11. Andrew Hart 35 Rob Carson should have the detail...
by MLafer
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 18708

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

The doubles pair of Kevin Koai and John Lawrence (Obabakoai) beat Rob Carson and Mike Cheyne (Carson Saeculare) in the first game of an advantaged finals. Stats are up at: Prelims http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1015/prelims/ Playoffs http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1015/playoffs/...
by MLafer
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 18708

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

This is past Wednesday afternoon, but if you still have room, I can play this with Westbrook.
by MLafer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 41031

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I don't have a flight, but for various other reasons switching the tournament times would be really terrible for me.
by MLafer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 41031

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I plan on writing our packet this week. Unfortunately, it will be very close to drop-dead time because I'm writing it without Ryan and I was out of town all of last week.
by MLafer
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT livestreams
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Re: NASAT livestreams

Room 204, STOP TYPING. The audio is not that great as it is, and you're making it completely impossible to hear.
by MLafer
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35616

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Looking for two teammates for this.
by MLafer
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 55094

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Is this set going to be posted?
by MLafer
Mon May 07, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8243

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

itsthatoneguy wrote:This is a reminder that the first practice will be tomorrow. See you there!
You mean the day after tomorrow?
by MLafer
Sat May 05, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 9773

Re: Fall 2012 schedule discussion

It's pretty easy to proclaim that there are no regular difficulty events when anything harder than regionals is rounded up to 'hard tournament' and anything easier is rounded down to 'easy tournament'. Are there really that many teams for which ACF Fall is far too easy but BARGE-level is *IMPOSSIBLE*?
by MLafer
Tue May 01, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 8243

Re: Summer Practices at the University of Michigan

i should be at some of these
by MLafer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 41031

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Ryan Westbrook and I will be playing this.
by MLafer
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven
Replies: 12
Views: 3651

Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

It may be done at some point. But since Ryan is editing CO I wouldn't expect it any time soon.
by MLafer
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 6274

Re: CO Matchmaking

I've created a Google Doc for CO matchmaking:

Chicago Open 2012
by MLafer
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 70479

Re: Chicago Open 2012

Just FYI you should sign your name as more than just 'Matt', quiz bowl is notably replete with them.
by MLafer
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open?
Replies: 46
Views: 7248

Re: Chicago Open?

I would love a guerrilla history tournament...maybe we could even finish it this time.
by MLafer
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The New Oberhausen Manifesto: Film Question Reform
Replies: 28
Views: 13315

Re: The New Oberhausen Manifesto: Film Question Reform

I agree with most of what you said, though I feel many people will pass over this as a wall-of-text. I think the greatest contributing factors to the stagnation of the film canon are A) People too afraid that submitted questions won't be answered and B) For whatever reason, there seems to be a lack ...
by MLafer
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago
Replies: 24
Views: 8920

Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

UVA won DI, Harvard DII.
by MLafer
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago
Replies: 24
Views: 8920

Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Rumor mill:

Bracket A: Yale has cleared, Penn & Brown have two losses and are playing a tiebreaker after lunch.
Bracket B: Chicago and Maryland advance, MIT in 3rd.
Bracket C: Minnesota and Illinois advance, Michigan in 3rd.
Bracket D: Harvard, UVA and UCSD are all tied for first.
by MLafer
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 55094

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

For what it's worth, I never got the impression that that battle of Salamis was very important at all, and the clue only seems helpful to me by saying 'there is a place called Salamis on this island' which some people might know. Better-known cities would be Citium or Paphos, though I agree there st...
by MLafer
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 8270

Re: Learning Geography

If you also like history, open Google Earth while reading history books and when you see an unfamiliar city or geographical feature mentioned, look it up and see where it is. Put a pushpin on the map and you'll soon get a good idea of where everything is in relation to each other. For rivers you can...
by MLafer
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 14362

Re: talk about individual questions here

Is this the proper place to talk about question errors? I know there's a good chance NAQT already knows about these, but in Div II, there was a question about 'Democrats in Congress' that asked about Peter King, who is a Republican. There was also a bonus on Sophists that mentioned the 'man is the m...
by MLafer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21807

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

We are playing with Ashvin and Michael Hausinger. Andrew Hart dropped out.
by MLafer
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21807

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Sign me & Ryan Westbrook up please. We will be looking for two teammates that Know Things.
by MLafer
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 27
Views: 10004

Re: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12

Laferbrook will not be attending this
by MLafer
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 5 years are up (well, they will be 2 weeks from now)
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Re: 5 years are up (well, they will be 2 weeks from now)

Paul's also acknowledged that he was wrong following ACF Nats 2010: To that end, I also want to say that after seeing this tournament its safe to say I was completely and utterly wrong about my pronouncements of quizbowl's demise 5 years ago.I have never been so happy to be wrong about something bef...
by MLafer
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 27
Views: 10004

Re: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12

Myself and Ryan Westbrook are looking for teammates that can write questions.

Is this mirror requiring packet submission, by the way?
by MLafer
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38463

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Well, I've now gone through the packets including tiebreakers and unread packets and my feeling was correct: there was only one tossup in the entire set on history that occurred before 500 CE (Aurelian). This seems like a gross imbalance, chronologically, even considering the decent amount of ancien...
by MLafer
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Definitive Greatest Players List: Revisited
Replies: 14
Views: 16716

Re: Definitive Greatest Players List: Revisited

I'm honestly blown away that Jonathan Magin is not on this list. He'd certainly be in my top 15 if not top 10.
by MLafer
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7086

Re: General Discussion

Overall a good tournament. Though it is supposed to be 'regular' difficulty, I did like the occasional inclusion of a harder answer, as well as easier ones. The major problems seemed to be the middle parts of bonuses, which ranged from free points to essentially having two hard parts. Some errata, s...
by MLafer
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 23153

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

Selene and I are teaming up for this, and we have a possible third lined up. It would be nice to get a better handle on how many free agents are planning on showing up so we can figure out if we should be snapping up Gautam or Mike or whoever to fill out our team, or if we should stop because there...
by MLafer
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15141

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

Laferbrook is coming to this, right now as a team of two. Middling to poor players are welcome to join us in order to keep our team sufficiently non-super.
by MLafer
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 10161

Re: Who'll Kick the Krauts to Japan?: Movie Set

yesssssssssssssss
by MLafer
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 25002

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

I said those were reasons I didn't like the question , not why the question was bad, though point 1 is why I thought the question was bad (and point 2 adequately described by Bruce - though it was also true, because I knew I would be infuriated by people making these same arguments about why people ...
by MLafer
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 25002

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

About five people commented negatively on the 'Roman women' tossup and not a single one said that it was a bad question because it was negged often, and there was only a single mention of the question being negged at all, so perhaps people should stop characterizing the objections to the tossup as '...
by MLafer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 4269

Re: VCU Trash Discussion

This was a good tournament. I'll preface my comments by saying that I only have tossup answers in front of me, not full text of the questions nor bonus answers. First I want to say I seem to make this complaint after nearly every trash tournament, but recent TV & music categories again seem to skew ...
by MLafer
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5784

Re: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread

There was also a Chekhov bonus, and an (awesome) bonus that started by asking for one of Herzen's novels.