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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 12:12 am

Canadajin wrote:The tournament went really well, and the Deep Bench format was really creative and different. I also liked that the teams had to function as whole teams rather than independant parts.
I would have to agree with that, Michael. The Deep Bench format really shows which teams are well-rounded and which ones just rely on one or two talented people. It also points out cracks in individual knowledge that don't always come out in team play, especially in my own experience. I wish that high school quiz bowl in Minnesota had more opportunities to compete like that.

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Post by First Chairman » Tue May 01, 2007 8:46 am

I wish that high school quiz bowl in Minnesota had more opportunities to compete like that.
Anyone in Minnesota want to mirror High School Celebrity Shoot? :)
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Post by Byko » Tue May 01, 2007 9:45 am

Just wondering if anyone had results from NAQT Minnesota. I'm sure that R. has been so busy with HSNCT that he hasn't (and won't for a while) had time to update the MQBA website with results.
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 10:23 am

Full Devil Jacket wrote:
nigeline wrote:I wish that high school quiz bowl in Minnesota had more opportunities to compete like that.
Anyone in Minnesota want to mirror High School Celebrity Shoot? :)
Man, I wish we could do that. Unfortunately, we're all just preparing for Nats. A huge amount of Minnesota teams are going this year. :razz:
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Post by theMoMA » Tue May 01, 2007 10:23 am

Eden Prairie won, Hill-Murray got second, Minnetonka third, and Wayzata fourth. EP averaged around 450 PPG and had an ungodly bonus conversion in the mid 24s.

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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 11:45 am

Giant Robot wrote:Yes, god forbid Wayzata offend you, the arbiter of HSNCT attendance. Seriously, dude.

As has been said before, those "other, possibly better" teams should have simply qualified earlier. Teams like Wayzata are not, and should not be held, responsible for other teams failing to qualify early enough to ensure attendance.
Not like it matters that much anymore, for the field has expanded again.
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Post by First Chairman » Tue May 01, 2007 11:58 am

nigeline wrote:
Full Devil Jacket wrote:
nigeline wrote:I wish that high school quiz bowl in Minnesota had more opportunities to compete like that.
Anyone in Minnesota want to mirror High School Celebrity Shoot? :)
Man, I wish we could do that. Unfortunately, we're all just preparing for Nats. A huge amount of Minnesota teams are going this year. :razz:
Well, I really meant next fall (October to November). I don't want to muck up your prep for Chicago. (HSCS is a written-answer-only tournament.) PS.... where are the stats for NAQT MN?
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Post by Canadajin » Tue May 01, 2007 4:23 pm

http://www.naqt.com/mqba/

The stats can be found at the above link.

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Post by hmquizbowl » Tue May 01, 2007 5:13 pm

What were peoples reactions to Minnesota NAQT State Championship. No one is surprised that Eden Prarie won, but were there any surprises?

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue May 01, 2007 5:18 pm

The question that's begging to be asked here is -Did you think your team had any upsets and wanted other people to talk about it?
The other question - Who are you?

That seems to be a pattern on these boards.
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Post by Byko » Tue May 01, 2007 5:20 pm

Canadajin wrote:http://www.naqt.com/mqba/

The stats can be found at the above link.
Maybe it's my browser, but I'm not seeing results from the Deep Bench Tournament (WISDOM) or the NAQT Minnesota tournament up there yet, just links to the announcements.
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Post by hmquizbowl » Tue May 01, 2007 5:21 pm

I was one of the three people who showed up form Hill-Murray. I know we weren't that surprised about it, but was anyone else?

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Post by Mitu » Tue May 01, 2007 5:24 pm

hmquizbowl, Congrats on taking second at State. My team, Wayzata, took fourth after losing to Eden Prairie in the semifinals and then to Minnetonka in the consolation game (by 20). Not to take anything away from Minnetonka's win, but it should also be noted that we were missing people and had to shuffle teams around...overall not a very good tournament for us.
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:24 pm

charlieDfromNKC wrote:The question that's begging to be asked here is -Did you think your team had any upsets and wanted other people to talk about it?
The other question - Who are you?

That seems to be a pattern on these boards.
I would have to agree.
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Post by hmquizbowl » Tue May 01, 2007 5:28 pm

I felt we were done when we went down 130-15 at half-time vs Mound Westonka. However, we wound up winning the game by 60.

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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:46 pm

Lucious Macabre wrote:hmquizbowl, Congrats on taking second at State. My team, Wayzata, took fourth after losing to Eden Prairie in the semifinals and then to Minnetonka in the consolation game (by 20). Not to take anything away from Minnetonka's win, but it should also be noted that we were missing people and had to shuffle teams around...overall not a very good tournament for us.
Wayzata was still good that tournament. You guys certainly deserve to be in the top four, if not higher. It's only one tourney, though.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue May 01, 2007 7:49 pm

Byko wrote:Maybe it's my browser, but I'm not seeing results from the Deep Bench Tournament (WISDOM) or the NAQT Minnesota tournament up there yet, just links to the announcements.
It's not your browser. Stats aren't up yet, but that's where they'll be.

I read at the tournament, and was, overall, impressed. EP A was characteristically dominant. I was sad I didn't get to see Wayzata or Hill-Murray, but after I was done reading I was too busy recruiting at the scrimmage matches. Andreas of Mound-Westonka A was very impressive - dude knows his literature.

Bernadette, are you coming to the U of M next year?
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Post by Mitu » Tue May 01, 2007 8:38 pm

Mr. Hentzel told me that stats wont be posted for WISDOM, but Im assuming the stats from State should be up soon.
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 8:49 pm

Giant Robot wrote:
Byko wrote:Maybe it's my browser, but I'm not seeing results from the Deep Bench Tournament (WISDOM) or the NAQT Minnesota tournament up there yet, just links to the announcements.
It's not your browser. Stats aren't up yet, but that's where they'll be.

I read at the tournament, and was, overall, impressed. EP A was characteristically dominant. I was sad I didn't get to see Wayzata or Hill-Murray, but after I was done reading I was too busy recruiting at the scrimmage matches. Andreas of Mound-Westonka A was very impressive - dude knows his literature.

Bernadette, are you coming to the U of M next year?
I still don't know, but I'm probably 80% sure that I am. It has the best QB out of all of my choices. I just don't know how good I would be at a college level.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue May 01, 2007 9:50 pm

Keep studying/playing/learning and there's no reason you can't be good. You and Gautam would form the core of a great DII team next year.
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Post by Gautam » Tue May 01, 2007 10:05 pm

hahaha... Thanks Rob :wink:
It will be funny if I will read when my brother's playing.... :p
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 10:14 pm

Just being mentioned in the same post as Gautam is amazing and to play on a team with him would be amazing.
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Post by Gautam » Sun May 27, 2007 11:56 pm

A very hearty congratulations to all those who participated in the HSNCT. The teams definitely did a good job of representing Minnesota this year and proved that we are emerging as a force to be reckoned with.

I wish best luck to all those who return the next year.

Have a great summer!

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Post by klwalton33 » Thu May 31, 2007 12:01 am

Yes -- a BIG congrats -- the state represented itself very well on the national level. It was great to see several teams in the playoffs and many familiar faces during the course of the day.

Best of luck to all graduating seniors -- we will miss you next year!

And best of luck to all those coming back -- next year will be another fun year in MN Quiz Bowl.

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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Thu May 31, 2007 1:23 am

Congrats to you, EP, for placing 12th. You certainly deserved it. :kenj: would be proud.
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Post by Mitu » Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:11 am

Good job at Nationals everybody, congrats to EP for their high placement. Looking forward to another year of MN Quiz Bowl.
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