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by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10357

Re: ACRONYM Nationals Side Event

Could someone ask Will how long he expects BONGOS to take? If it's expected to take most of Saturday night, perhaps running this on Friday night after the coaches' seminar would be ideal? (BTW, I'd like to play this at NSC, assuming scheduling works out) I have reached out to Will regarding schedul...
by InvadErGII
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10357

Re: ACRONYM Nationals Side Event

A St. John's team would play if it was mirrored at PACE, and our coach would like to know if he could play with us. I definitely have no problem with this. It looks like PACE is the runaway preference for this, so I'm comfortable saying that this will happen at some point that weekend. I will add u...
by InvadErGII
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)
Replies: 27
Views: 10357

ACRONYM at PACE NSC (Friday night)

Based on feedback and some IRC discussions, I'd like to put together an informal mirror of ACRONYM VIII as a side event of an upcoming nationals tournament. Update: This will be happening at PACE on Friday night. I will post a signup sheet shortly. Other future updates will presumably end up here as...
by InvadErGII
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 48777

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

The United Stats of America wrote:
(Pack) Pak is tan!?!?!?!
Yeah, it's supposed to be this. I never minded knowledge bowl that much in high school, but it was (is?) really prone to things like this.
by InvadErGII
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 48777

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

My career as a player is not particularly prolific or interesting, but I have a handful of great/terrible memories scattered over the last...17 years? Jesus. A brief disclaimer to most of this: the Minnesota high school circuit was, as far as I'm aware, completely oblivious to good quiz bowl practic...
by InvadErGII
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

Re: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15

Have some stats for the prelims. I'm not positive who most of these people actually were, but I know that the top scorer "Disturbia" was Sujay Rao. I hope to get the full stats up at some point as well. We are still interested in mirroring this another time or two, particularly for high schools. If...
by InvadErGII
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273247

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This indeed took place (sorry Owen :\ ), and Rob Carson emerged victorious. Packet is attached, scores are below:

Rob 85
Matt W 60
Eric D 55
Dan P 50
Victor 25
Whoever heterodyne is 20
Eric M 20
Evan 15
Matt L 15
Stephen E 10
Matt B 10
Mike 5
Carsten 5
Tejas -5
by InvadErGII
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

Re: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15

Congratulations to St. Louis Park, who beat Robbinsdale Cooper A in the finals to win this year's ACRONYM. Stats will follow once I get a hold of them.
by InvadErGII
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273247

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 34 tossups on fictional media of various types. It is incredibly vain and occasionally very difficult. Pending interest, I will read it in IRC at around 9:00 central tonight.
by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

Re: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15

That seems totally doable. I will work on the details of that.
by InvadErGII
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

Re: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15

Updated the OP to reflect the current field. I believe we have enough staffers, but will make further updates if that ends up not being the case.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

ACRONYM VIII @ Armstrong HS (MN) - 2/28/15

This is a somewhat belated announcement for Armstrong’s Conceivably Regular Or Nearly Yearly Meet, hereafter known as ACRONYM VIII, a high school pop culture tournament. Armstrong coach Matt Quinn is the tournament director for this event, and questions are being written by Erik Nelson (that's me), ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DUST discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Re: DUST discussion

Was this set ever posted online anywhere?
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273247

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

So, that happened. Scores were: (I apologize as I don't know who all of you were):

Ramapriya: 65
Rob: 55
Carsten: 20
Matt J: 20
Andrew Wang: 10
Haala: 10
T-Bar: 10
Grond: 10
Yonker: 5

Packet is attached in all its...er, glory. Yeah, glory.
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273247

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have written a packet about things that I can't put in ACRONYM, Minnesota's high school pop culture event. I'm going to attempt to read it in the IRC in about an hour (8pm Central), pending interest.
by InvadErGII
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)
Replies: 20
Views: 6278

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)

My offer definitely still stands, though I have a ticket to The Replacements show that night. Assuming things wrap up by mid-afternoon, I should be able to make that work.
by InvadErGII
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)
Replies: 20
Views: 6278

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)

Seconding the request for more info on logistics. We're just a few days away now - anything new to report?
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)
Replies: 20
Views: 6278

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)

There are dozens 4 of us. If it's shaping up to be smaller teams, that's fine too.
by InvadErGII
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)
Replies: 20
Views: 6278

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament mirror at UMN (09.13.14)

The ragtag group of mostly trash players currently known as This Is All Ben's Fault should be in for DUST. Possibly the TQBA tourney as well, though I'm far less certain of that.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 48281

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

For what it's worth, the team of Nelson/Canning/Farrell/Kioski is now Erik Nelson/Steven Canning/Jeet Raut/4th person of unknown identity (yet).
by InvadErGII
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 48281

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

A team consisting of myself, Steven Canning, Jesse Farrell and Mike Kioski will be attending this. Should scheduling conflicts occur, we may need a free agent or two eventually.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Packets Online
Replies: 25
Views: 3245

Re: Trash Packets Online

I too would like to see trash become a more 'legitimate' type of quiz bowl, but it's difficult to see it happening. The very definition of trash seems to hurt the plausibility of this. Regardless of its legitimacy, trash seems to have an important place in the quiz bowl universe. Due to its subject ...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 11052

Re: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion

I regret not being able to send a team to this...it sounds like it was a great time. If anyone with the set feels like sending them to invadergii AT gmail, that would be great. Otherwise, I'll keep my eyes peeled for it on the packet archive.
by InvadErGII
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Packet Guidelines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: TRASH Packet Guidelines?

Dwight, thank you for the suggestions. I'm also hoping to develop as a trash question writer and will definitely look over the tournaments you mentioned. However, I'm not seeing the 2008 Chicago Open Trash (or any of the others) on quizbowlpackets.com. Is there a trash-specific area for this that I'...
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd

I'm pretty sure I and someone else from The Hypnotoads would play this.
by InvadErGII
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Archive?
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: TRASH Archive?

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I for one would definitely consider purchasing an archive of TRASH tournaments.
by InvadErGII
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4395

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I played the first JECHT packets while practicing for TRASH regionals and would eagerly play the hell out of another set.
by InvadErGII
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1

Thanks to all the staffers that helped make an awesome day of quiz bowl possible. We had a great time. I'll refrain from commenting further until we're able to discuss the questions.
by InvadErGII
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1

For those of you familiar with the area, where would be an ideal place to park? Any nearby restaurants that shouldn't be missed?
by InvadErGII
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake TRASHionals at VCU - Saturday, March 21, 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: Fake TRASHionals at VCU - Saturday, March 21, 2009

Who's the contact person for the Illinois mirror of this?
by InvadErGII
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Cancellation of ABD (from ACF Winter Midwest thread)

I would definitely be interested in this, video game themed or otherwise. I could definitely write a handful of questions if necessary as well.
by InvadErGII
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4480

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Thanks to Trygve and all of the Illinois staff for this. Speaking on behalf of The Hypnotoads, we had an absolute blast. Two of our team members had never played quiz bowl in any form until today, and they had a fantastic first experience. We look forward to competing again soon.
by InvadErGII
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4480

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Any updates on exact time and location for this?
by InvadErGII
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4480

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

For what it's worth, I think that Nelson and Friends will hereafter be known as The Hypnotoads.
by InvadErGII
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4480

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Okay, it's looking like my aforementioned and still nameless team may need a free agent if one is available. Shoot me an email at INVADERGII at GMAIL dot COM if you or someone you know may be available.

Also, how many other teams are signed up for this so far?
by InvadErGII
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 4480

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

I and the team of Nelson/Nelson/Kioski/???? (still a man short) will be there. Should be a good tourney. :)