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by Apocolocyntora
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Gopher Invitational (GINVIT) at UMN (12/05)
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: 2020 Gopher Invitational (GINVIT) at UMN (12/05)

This post is reserved for field updates.

Current Field
Wayzata (6)
TAG Magnet (3)
Holmen (2)
Eden Prairie (4)
Irondale (2)
Spectrum (2)


Total: 19/24

Waitlist
Culver (2)
Beavercreek (2)
by Apocolocyntora
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 Gopher Invitational (GINVIT) at UMN (12/05)
Replies: 1
Views: 477

2020 Gopher Invitational (GINVIT) at UMN (12/05)

The University of Minnesota Quizbowl Team is proud to announce that we will be holding GINVIT 2020 (Gopher Invitational Tournament) on Saturday, December 5, 2020. This tournament will be hosted virtually on Zoom, and it will begin at 9:00 AM CT, with a staffer meeting held at 8:45 AM CT. Attending t...
by Apocolocyntora
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

Thanks to ACF for writing a very strong set that seemed to hit the difficulty target very well. This was my first time staffing Fall, and I liked and appreciated the care with which ACF planned the set. I would especially like to second Alex's comments on the online training guide, as it was thoroug...
by Apocolocyntora
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community

I endorse the two posts above entirely, and it's good that this something being talked about instead of people doing the big "oh well" shrug. I actually think ACF Regionals 2020 was a great example of diversifying and trying to include more stuff with the bonus on the WNBA because in general, I fou...
by Apocolocyntora
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN at UMN (3/28) CANCELED
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: SUN at UMN (3/28) CANCELED

This tournament has been canceled in response to coronavirus. We are open to hosting our mirror sometime in the next academic season, but we don't have an official plan right now. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest!
by Apocolocyntora
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)

This tournament has been canceled in response to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We hope we may be able to host this set at a later date.
by Apocolocyntora
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21)

This tournament is now fully open. We encourage all interested teams to register. Please note that, per the requests of the WORKSHOP team and in order to ensure a more balanced field, we will be monitoring registration to ensure that no "superteams" are formed, and splitting up teams in order to avo...
by Apocolocyntora
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21)

Due to concerns about low registration, this tournament is now open to high school teams. The main post will be updated to reflect this change.
by Apocolocyntora
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN at UMN (3/28) CANCELED
Replies: 1
Views: 770

SUN at UMN (3/28) CANCELED

I am pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will be hosting Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) on Saturday, March 28, 2020. This tournament will take place in Nicholson Hall, with registration starting at 8:30 AM and play beginning at 9:00 AM. Registration Please email [email protected].edu wit...
by Apocolocyntora
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

WORKSHOP at UMN (3/21) (CANCELED)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will be hosting WORKSHOP on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This tournament will take place in Nicholson Hall, with registration starting at 8:30 AM and play beginning at 9:00 AM. Registration Please email [email protected].edu with the number of teams you...
by Apocolocyntora
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

Thank you to everyone who came to Novice yesterday! We had a great time hosting Novice. Congratulations to the winners, Macalester C!
by Apocolocyntora
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

Field
Teams/Buzzers
St. Thomas 2/0
Drake 1/0
Carleton 1/2
Michigan Tech 3/3
Macalester 3/0
Minnesota 4/3
by Apocolocyntora
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I am excited to announce the formation of an inter-organizational committee to identify organizational changes that can reduce the carbon footprint of quizbowl events, primarily national tournaments. This committee consists of myself, Jeff Hoppes of NAQT, David Madden of IAC/NHBB, Fred Morlan of IQB...
by Apocolocyntora
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

as others have observed, those flights are almost certainly taking off anyway, with or without NCT/ACF Nats/PACE staffers). I disagree with this line of argument, mostly because airlines do want to maximize profits. If I forgo the last spot on flight A, someone who would have otherwise chosen fligh...
by Apocolocyntora
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will be hosting NAQT Novice on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This tournament will take place in Blegen Hall, with registration starting at 8:30 AM and play beginning at 9:00 AM. It will run on the NAQT set CNS-186C. Registration Please email ...
by Apocolocyntora
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Thanks Shan and Joe for doing those assessments. I agree that switching to electronic packets pales in comparison to other waste/emissions reduction options in QB, and anything this community does to reduce its footprint is still microscopic compared to total human and corporate activity. I'm also n...
by Apocolocyntora
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7994

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

Would the experience of relatively inexperienced editors working on Fall be worsened if the questions came from new or inexperienced writers of the general community as opposed to solely the college community? If packet submissions were optional for teams playing ACF Fall, why couldn't the remaining...
by Apocolocyntora
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I don't want to give off the impression that I want organizations to cut corners in every possible way in an effort to reduce waste--Mike, Aaron, and Jeff's points about paper packets are all valid, and I understand that the answer to a lot of these issues isn't as simple as it is being laid out her...
by Apocolocyntora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I fully support the other qb recommendations made here. I'd particularly like to highlight We can encourage the use of trains, buses, and carpools over air travel. This encouragement could perhaps take the form of promo codes, differential reimbursements, active organizing of carpools, and other inc...
by Apocolocyntora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

What I would tend to advocate, at the risk of becoming too political, is that quizbowlers who are concerned about climate change (as I think they should be), while working to be responsible global citizens in ways that they define, should be looking more towards political change--voting in and valu...
by Apocolocyntora
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19751

Climate change and quizbowl

When I first started writing this post (version 6 of my haphazard attempt to convey in text the extent of my distress and to offer something of value to a discussion that should be discussed in every circle), I drove home through flooded streets and torrential rain only to get home and read more ups...
by Apocolocyntora
Tue May 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 5455

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

Hello, Wayzata alumna here, I think you should feel great about Eden Prairie's finish--you guys had a great weekend! It's important to contextualize any set of rankings through the methodology used to create them and the data used. For instance, hsqbrank ranks teams by adjusted points per bonus--you...
by Apocolocyntora
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8257

Re: MUSES Announcement

Would definitely be interested in an online mirror of this.
by Apocolocyntora
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10889

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

This was overall a great set! I especially appreciated the wide variety of ballet questions, particularly the Coppelia bonus. It's nice to see more ballets that are essentials among ballet enthusiasts but not necessarily considered part of the quiz bowl canon be included in a set of this difficulty.
by Apocolocyntora
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 23549

Re: High School Player Poll

I don't want to toot my own horn here, but I think I should be at least top 6. Not only am I a member of the winning team of the 2017 NAC (Washington D.C. phase), but I have also won at least 6 speedcheck games playing solo. I have a 100% power percentage on questions about the song "All Star" by t...
by Apocolocyntora
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: High School Discord server?
Replies: 4
Views: 4145

Re: High School Discord server?

kammajos000 wrote:
Iamteehee wrote:woah I didn't know there was anyone in MN hs qb who used the forums
I'm in MN hs qb and I use the forums. Hi Geoffrey.
What a coincidence, me too! Small world.
by Apocolocyntora
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 16134

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I thought this was a great set to play overall, and I especially appreciated the amount of ballet in the set and that the questions on it were less repetitive/formulaic than the ones that usually come up at the high school level.
Could I see the common-link tossup on artwork from Italy? Thanks!