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by alkrav112
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9433

Field Update:

Chicago (4)
Illinois (3)
Notre Dame (2)
Chris Ray et. al. (1)
BGSU (1)
(Dave/Will)?
House teams as necessary

So right now we have 11 teams for sure. Get to regist'rin' and packetin'.
by alkrav112
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

So here are some more detailed results: The 32 teams were divided into 4 brackets of 8 teams each, and each team played 7 games in the morning round-robin. The top 4 teams from each bracket went to the playoffs. Playoff results: Round of 16 : East Lansing A (H1) def. DCD B (S4) 315-100 Dewitt A (B2)...
by alkrav112
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Brief Results from Autumn Classic - 1) East Lansing A 2) DCC A 3T) Culver A (lost to DCC A) 3T) Novi A (lost to EL A) The tournament ran very smoothly; I want to thank all the teams that showed up, and I hope everyone had a good time. Thanks to my moderators and scorekeepers: Deskin!, Alex!, Kevin, ...
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Signs are posted that the Downtown Ann Arbor (Main Street) Exit 3 on Southbound M-14 from US-23 is scheduled to be closed from 2 am until 12 noon on Saturday. (It has been closed during those times the past few Saturdays.) As this will likely affect many teams' arrival routes, please plan ahead to d...
by alkrav112
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your tournaments as Facebook events
Replies: 19
Views: 6663

by alkrav112
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Hello all - As we approach the long-anticipated Autumn Classic next Saturday (the 8th), I have finalized details about when & where we are meeting: We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a mandatory meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. in 3427 Mason Hall, which is on floor 3 of Mas...
by alkrav112
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9433

Announcement

What's up quiz bowlers? Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to announce our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tournament, taking place on Saturday January 19 2008, the Saturday immediately before Martin Luther King Day. The tournament will be a mirror of Maryland’s TIT XXII (http://www....
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9433

MLK 2008

Hey all - I've been getting a lot of interest about MLK, and I'm sorry I haven't been able to post an announcement yet. That said, I should have a full announcement up by Wednesday night. Most of the rumors floating around are completely true: it will be a mirror of TIT, it will take place, as usual...
by alkrav112
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 18040

For that matter, I just want to say how every 4th question was about someone who recently died. What makes recently deceased people infinitely more interesting than, say, living people?

And don't knock the WNBA bonus. Some of us enjoy that kind of thing.
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18260

I'd love to see results/stats from this tourney somewhere.
by alkrav112
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Your teams are somewhere around 7th and 8th.
by alkrav112
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TIT XXII - 1/19/08 - Maryland
Replies: 39
Views: 16699

Presumably. There's nobody left on our team who has been involved with the production of a college tournament (much less an MLK), so I'm getting the necessary information from Dave, last year's editor. We're still working on it, but an announcement should be fairly soon forthcoming.
by alkrav112
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

As of November 7th, our field has been finalized. Any team wishing to register should send an e-mail to alkrav@umich.edu, and you will be added to the waitlist. The field stands as follows: Stevenson Novi (2) DCD (2) DeWitt (2) Brighton (2) Huron (2) Holland Quincy Hartland (2) East Lansing Standish...
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2007 at Stanford University
Replies: 10
Views: 3682

That's hilarious, because I almost negged with that exact answer on that exact question, and instead decided to keep my mouth shut.
by alkrav112
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the University of Illinois - November 3rd
Replies: 21
Views: 7082

(a) Krunchers would be devastated at the misspelling of his name.
(b) SHARE nothing, he was clearly the outright MVP.
by alkrav112
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

We've decided officially to cap the field at 32 teams. Just a reminder that the early registration deadline is in a week.
by alkrav112
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the University of Illinois - November 3rd
Replies: 21
Views: 7082

I can now say with near certainty that we will be bringing 6 people. Put us down for 2 teams.
by alkrav112
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Deep Bench, October 20 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 9666

theMoMA wrote:Full stats will be up today or tomorrow.
...
by alkrav112
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Field Update/Bump - 10/27

Autumn Classic 2007 field as of 11/1: Stevenson Novi (2) DCD (2) DeWitt (2) Brighton (2) Huron (2) Holland Quincy Hartland (2) East Lansing Standish-Sterling DCC (2) Rochester (2) Farmington (2) Culver Academies (2) Troy (2) Saline Total: 28/32 As you can see, we've almost reached our predetermined ...
by alkrav112
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the University of Illinois - November 3rd
Replies: 21
Views: 7082

Michigan will be bringing at least 1 one team, hopefully 2.
by alkrav112
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 17638

cornfused wrote:Are we getting any closer to happy stat time? (Any kind of estimate would be great)
Any news on this front?
by alkrav112
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 17638

Ouch. But on a more serious note, sorry to have to do this, but only 5 people showed up this afternoon to the motorpool... so... Michigan's only sending one team. I know what a pain that is, but I thought I'd give you a heads-up.
by alkrav112
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regional hosts and final call for hosting bids
Replies: 2
Views: 2238

The date of the Great Lakes regional at Michigan will be Saturday, November 10th, if that makes any difference to anyone.
by alkrav112
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Field Update - 10/16/07

Autumn Classic 2007 field as of 10/16: Stevenson Novi (2) DCD (2) DeWitt (2) Brighton (2) Huron (2) Holland Quincy Hartland (2) East Lansing Standish-Sterling DCC (2) Rochester (2) Total: 21/32 The later it gets, the faster these spots go; the earlier you register, the easier it makes it on me. *Edi...
by alkrav112
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

A quick note: This tournament will be played on NAQT question set IS-70. Please do not attend another tournament that uses this question set, as it would provide an unfair advantage (not to mention it would be no fun if you'd heard all the questions already).
by alkrav112
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Hi all, A few notes about the previous post: *The early-bird registration discount deadline is NOVEMBER 8TH, not the 17th as previously stated. *The tournament is on DECEMBER 8TH (disregard the last line, where I say the 10th). I think that's it, but please let me know if anything else looks fishy. ...
by alkrav112
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Autumn Classic (12/08/2007) at the University of Michigan

Hi all - It's that time of year again! Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to invite your team to the 2007 Autumn Classic to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007, on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1995, Michigan Academic Competitions has hosted several to...
by alkrav112
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/ASS and MLK/ABD Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 4260

Okay, So here's the scoop from Michigan. While I would certainly be willing to take a stab at editing an MLK-like tournament, frankly, there's nobody here who's capable of producing suitable playoff packets. A mirror of TIT seems both practical and imminent, unless anyone would like to offer a bette...
by alkrav112
Sat May 05, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2007 registration information
Replies: 9
Views: 5579

Hi,

As a student here at U of M, I thought I'd post this link (thanks to Geoff for the recent retooling of our site): http://www.umich.edu/%7Euac/mac/faq/part2.html

If anyone has any questions about the area, let me know!
- Andy
by alkrav112
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament: 3/10 at UIUC
Replies: 6
Views: 6882

Hey, any updates regarding this?
by alkrav112
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

I want to thank all the teams that came out for the 2006 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan today. 32 teams registered, and the preliminary results can be found via the link posted above. 8 teams, the top 2 from each of the 4 brackets, made the playoffs. The results are as follows: Quarter...
by alkrav112
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

Hello all - As we approach the long-anticipated Autumn Classic this Saturday, I have finalized details about when & where we are meeting: We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a mandatory meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. in 2455 Mason Hall, which is on floor 2 of Mason (there ...
by alkrav112
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

East Lansing, you are 8th and 9th on the waitlist. I'll let you know if space becomes available, but we have decided not to expand the field, so you'd be counting on 8 drops.
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

One more update: Pickering has dropped from the tournament, and the first team on the waitlist, Huron C, has been added to replace them. Each remaining team, then, shifts up the waitlist.

See you all in 2 weeks!
by alkrav112
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

Hi everyone: Just to finalize some details regarding the 2006 Autumn Classic, to be held December 9th. *The tournament is going to be held on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Mason Hall (if you need directions, please see http://www.umich.edu/~uac/mac for further info). There will also presumably be some s...
by alkrav112
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2006 Fall Classic (11-11-06) @ UM-Dearborn
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Results?
by alkrav112
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

Note to moderator: please update topic title to reflect the status of the field, if you would be so kind.

Thanks!
by alkrav112
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

FIELD CLOSED

Hello all - The 32-team field is officially closed for the 2006 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The field currently stands as follows: Culver Academies (2) Huron (2) Novi (2) Saline Jackson (2) Brighton (2) Sand Creek (2) Standish Sterling Stevenson Pickering College John Gl...
by alkrav112
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

One more quick addendum: We will be using NAQT set IS-62; please make sure that you are not attending another tournament using this set, as it would make for both an unfair and an unenjoyable experience for all teams involved.

Thank you!
by alkrav112
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

Moderator: please note the accidental double-posting and feel free to remove the extraneous announcement.

Thank you!

Done --the mgmt
by alkrav112
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

RESULTS: Autumn Classic (12/09/06) @ Michigan Ann Arbor

Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2006 Autumn Classic to be held on Saturday, December 9, 2006, on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1995, Michigan Academic Competitions has hosted several tournaments for high schools throughout the state of...
by alkrav112
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2007 preliminary announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 14900

This could be helpful:

http://www.umich.edu/~info/inside.html? ... ation.html

Detroit-Metro Airport is probably the best way to fly into Ann Arbor.

Looking forward to hosting such a prestigious event and seeing all sorts of talented teams!
by alkrav112
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderating Speed --
Replies: 20
Views: 7638

From personal experience, I favor a balance of speed and clarity (don't we all, but the subjectivity's the rub), but my definition weighs speed slightly more heavily. This is due in particular to an unfortunate incident at SCT this past year. In our first round match, we faced an opponent against wh...
by alkrav112
Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 12858

Amidst all this volcanic raving, I just wanted to give my thumbs up to this TRASH tournament. It was my first, and I really enjoyed it. I have to say, all the metaquizbowl (quizbology and such) was a bit much, although I ashamedly admit I knew my fair share of those questions. I can see where somebo...
by alkrav112
Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Name That Tune Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

I'd certainly be tempted...
by alkrav112
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Subject Tournament
Replies: 27
Views: 12787

I should probably be able to moderate for you... don't believe I'll be anywhere else.

- Andy
by alkrav112
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Update
Replies: 9
Views: 5053

Hi, all. After a short deliberation period, I'm throwing my hat into the ring as a free agent. Let me know if you're interested at alkrav@umich.edu - or just tell Dave, Will, or Adam...

See y'all in Chicago.

- Andy Kravis
U of M, Sophomore
by alkrav112
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25644

It's times like these I wish Michigan would send a team to these tournaments.
by alkrav112
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 130325

What stood out to me was the number of repeats on bonuses from the practice rounds I had read the night before. I read one bonus on Friday night on Hero-Leander-Hellespont, and the exact same three answers come up again on Saturday. Same thing happened my senior year with an Agrippina-Nero-Tiberius...
by alkrav112
Sun May 07, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Theory of Tiebreakers
Replies: 30
Views: 30957

Assuming a timed format, the quickest effective way to break ties (in my opinion) is points per tossup heard. This takes into account slow moderating while still crediting the team that is able to score well both on tossups and on bonuses. To me, it gives credit to the team that plays the game the b...