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by BenWeiner27
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 28
Views: 4454

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)

Updated Marketing Material https://i.ibb.co/Y7wmHBp/IKEA-logo-2020.png according to adobe.com the price for an annual subscription to Ps is 119.99 USD. the median weekly earnings for those aged 35-44 was estimated 1,080 USD as per BLS data. walston im begging u stop devoting the vast majority of yo...
by BenWeiner27
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota Preseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 5499

Re: Minnesota Preseason Poll

This thread was double posted with the Minnesota 2019-20 thread where the results and podcast discussing the results was posted.
by BenWeiner27
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 4038

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Shardul Rao : Shardul is an excellent player from his performances at WAIT , EFT , and Prison Bowl . Even if we disregard the online results he's shown to be an excellent fine arts and history based generalist. This is true. Shardul is very, very good at quizbowl and definitely deserves a spot in y...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

For those not in the Discord, the link to the fifth (and final) episode of the podcast can be found here. Topics include the End of Year Poll, Online Tournaments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and predictions for the circuit next year.
by BenWeiner27
Tue May 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

For the fifth and final episode of the Minnesota High School Quizbowl podcast, the team ran an end of year poll. All ballots were conducted via AP style voting/points system, with the highest and lowest votes being dropped. Teams (15 ranked over 12 ballots): 1. Wayzata A (150) 2. Mounds View A (140)...
by BenWeiner27
Sun May 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Dropping by to shill for my own team. Don't want to flex too much here, but just wanted to say that as an A team, we have the Cars opening monologue down pat. In terms of actual ability, we're pretty unrivaled, too. Wayzata has won Minnesota's largest speedcheck tournament for the past 9 years in a...
by BenWeiner27
Tue May 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

The 2019 WAIT set is now clear. Thanks to everyone who came out and played the set as well as the many sites that hosted tournaments using the set! Packets can be found here once they are approved for the archive.
by BenWeiner27
Fri May 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Barring the unlikely event in which I receive an additional mirror request before Monday, WAIT will be cleared and uploaded to the archive next Tuesday, May 5th.
by BenWeiner27
Fri May 01, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 7665

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

Ehtna wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 12:24 am
I'm heading to University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), hoping to keep up with qb as much as possible! :party:
Ditto.
by BenWeiner27
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The fourth episode of the Minnesota Quizbowl podcast can be found here . This podcast was originally recorded on March 8th, but due to the constantly changing nature of new regarding the pandemic, we opted to hold off on publishing for a while... which led to me forgetting about it. But it's here no...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]
Replies: 18
Views: 2561

Re: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020)

Is this tournament considered part of the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season?
by BenWeiner27
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Online Tournament Tips and Tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Online Tournament Tips and Tricks

After running the online mirror of WAIT (WOKE) this past weekend and due to the large amount of online events that are to be played in the coming weeks, I figured that it could do the community some good were I to share what I learned after TDing the event. Mike Bentley's post from just under two ye...
by BenWeiner27
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

TAG Magnet won the tournament after a very impressive performance in the finals. Three teams (TAG, GDS, and Water Gas A) were all 5-2 at the end of the playoff rounds. In order to finish things in a timely manner, we seeded the teams based on afternoon ppg and had TAG play GDS (TAG won 410-335) and ...
by BenWeiner27
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

WAIT Online is well underway. Stats can be found here and will be updated throughout the day.
by BenWeiner27
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

AdiyaSivakuma wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:46 am
Will there be bonuses read, or will it be like MWT Open Online with tossups lonely?
Bonuses will be read.
by BenWeiner27
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2446

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I also just recalled this page , which is great and I think should be done for every state. In addition to nationals finishes, I think that it would also be cool if every state had its own page where it lists all the tournament winners from a state/circuit's history (at least definitely state champ...
by BenWeiner27
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

valanjoel10 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 pm
There's a player 5 and a player 6 column on the google doc. Are these for subs?
Yes. The tournament will be 4 on 4, but if desired teams can have subs who will be permitted to sub in between rounds and at the half.
by BenWeiner27
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

The field has been expanded to 24 teams, which will be the hard cap of the tournament. However since many teams listed are tentative still, we strongly recommend continuing to sign up on the waitlist should the field fill up. If there are eight or more teams on the waitlist by the tournament date, w...
by BenWeiner27
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

The field for this tournament has been expanded to 16 teams.
by BenWeiner27
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 3631

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

Can we throw out ideas without committing to working on them? There are several projects that I think the quiz bowl community could really use but that I personally don't necessarily have the time to commit to: 1. Incomplete quiz bowl answerlines (failing to include the entire names of countries an...
by BenWeiner27
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

WAIT Online Knowledge Event (Discord, March 28th)

I am pleased to announce the WAIT Online Knowledge Event (WOKE), an online mirror of the 2019-20 WAIT question set scheduled for March 28th, 2020. This tournament will be conducted over Discord. The tournament will be run on the Wayzata Academic Invitational Tournament question set which was housewr...
by BenWeiner27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'm going to give people until I go to bed on March 22nd before I say that LOGIC is clear to be posted. If you are hosting a tournament and would like to use our set, please let me know soon! Given the large amount of cancellations that are likely to result due to the COVID-19 outbreak, are there a...
by BenWeiner27
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The league playoffs happened last night so I will give some of my thoughts here. First a quick objective recap, Wayzata began the evening 4-0 advancing to the advantaged final with a loss to give while Mounds View and Eden Prairie duked it out in the one-loss bracket with EP coming out ahead. EP won...
by BenWeiner27
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

I agree with your picks for the most part, however I will note that ties for advancing to the playoffs are played so Minnetonka would have to win via a match (I think they are full matches) and not on PPG. Beyond that, I agree with your five picks for West Division teams. Same in the East. If St. Ag...
by BenWeiner27
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The podcast team is running a Midseason MN poll. You can find it here: https://forms.gle/jWaDkhJQfXFFqahSA The poll will close this Sunday, December 29th, at 11:59PM . You do not have to be in high school to fill it out, but you should be associated with the Minnesota quizbowl circuit in some capaci...
by BenWeiner27
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

MNHSQB Podcast number 2 is now out featuring special guest Aryan Sehgal from Mounds View High School! Please let us know if there are any topics you want us to address in a future podcast or if you want to appear on it yourself!
by BenWeiner27
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 4059

Re: WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)

WAIT Main Site happened today. Mounds View A defeated Clark High School from Las Vegas in the second game of an advantaged final 385-375. Eden Prairie A took third place and the final qualifying spot for the 2019 PACE NSC. Thanks to all the teams that attended and we hope you enjoyed the set! Stats ...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2661

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)

The private discussion forum has been set up for WAIT. Please join if you want to give feedback on and/or discuss the set!
by BenWeiner27
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

WAIT premiered at MIT fall this past weekend. A private forum has been set up. Please apply through the usergroups panel to give us feedback on the set once you have played it!
by BenWeiner27
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

What does Minnesota quizbowl look like away from the metro area? (I mean, I know somewhat since I lived in the state for eight years, but I'm wondering what, if anything, has changed.) It's not great. KB still dominates most of the schools not from the Metro. Red Wing sent a team to SnowCAT at Carl...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

My team is attending the Chattahoochee CATT XIV tournament on Saturday, November 9. Are there any previous WAIT sets out there with a different name, and if not are there any other sets to which you would say your questions are more similar? This is the first year that a WAIT set has been produced ...
by BenWeiner27
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 4059

Re: WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)

WAIT Mainsite Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators):

Breck (1/0/0)
Clark (Las Vegas, NV) (1/0/0)
Chanhassen (1/1/0)
Eden Prairie (4/2/0)
Minneapolis Southwest (1/1/0)
Mounds View (3/1/0)
St. Paul Academy (1/0/0)

Total: 12/5/0
by BenWeiner27
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

Three weeks ago, Shardul Rao (Mounds View), Brian Lin (Wayzata), and I (Wayzata) got together to record a podcast to discuss Minnesota quizbowl. That podcast can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/ben-weiner-916005443/minnesota-high-school-quizbowl-podcast-1 I will try to get it up onto YouTube (...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 4059

WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (November 23rd, 2019)

Wayzata High School Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the main site tournament of the WAIT question set , which will be held on November 23rd, 2019 at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN. The tournament will be run on the Wayzata Academic Invitational Tournament question set which was housewritten by...
by BenWeiner27
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

Hello everyone! Maxwell Ye from Mounds View High School made a preseason poll for the Minnesota High School Quizbowl Circuit. We encourage anyone who is knowledgeable about the circuit to fill out this form. A few guidelines: 1. Please rank the teams that you think will be in the top 10 overall at t...
by BenWeiner27
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Running Club Meetings
Replies: 10
Views: 10101

Re: Running Club Meetings

First of all, what is the best way to keep attendees in check? It often gets pretty noisy during meetings, even though we are a small club. There are a lot of side conversations going on and the players, especially the ones in my clique, are just chatting with their friends instead of actually list...
by BenWeiner27
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

Since I would like to see a Minnesota annual thread not die immediately for once, I guess I will give my basic thoughts on the circuit this year. The Big 3: Wayzata: I think Wayzata will likely remain the best team in state this year and overall post a strong performance. Brian Lin is probably the s...
by BenWeiner27
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

As of July 23rd, WAIT is now 75% complete meaning that we are on track to be done writing by early August. This will give us around two months to continue editing and make final changes to the set before it is able to be played starting on September 28th. UPDATE: As of August 9th, 96% of WAIT is now...
by BenWeiner27
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Mirror Sites: MIT Fall Academic Tournament @ MIT (Cambridge, MA): November 3rd 2019 CATT XV @ Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, GA): November 9th 2019 WUFAT V @ Washington University (St. Louis, MO): November 9th 2019 Pilot Grove Fall Invitational @ Pilot Grove High School (Pilot Grove, MO): N...
by BenWeiner27
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)
Replies: 7
Views: 7617

WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Wayzata High School Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the Wayzata Academic Invitational Tournament (WAIT), a high school regular difficulty housewrite set for the 2019-20 season that will be available for mirrors from the weekend of October 19th to the weekend of May 16th (the weekend before HSNCT). ...
by BenWeiner27
Mon May 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26036

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Is this going to remain a doubles tournament or will it be switched to triples like the ICT tournament was?
by BenWeiner27
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 6346

Re: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

You missed the fantastic opportunity to call this Super Acronym 2: Electric Boogaloo.