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by klwalton33
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 18628

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

Just curious -- and I know most people on this board aren't all that fired up about the activity, but who won the Knowledge Bowl State?
by klwalton33
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 18628

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

Matt Q:

I am still interested in ACRONYM packets, if there are still some available. SASE will be in the mail tomorrow (hopefully!)
by klwalton33
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 18628

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

I should have prefaced my earlier post -- the reason I would like questions is because I will not be in MN this weekend. Which stinks, I would have loved to have gone to the Armstrong tourney this weekend.
by klwalton33
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 18628

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

I wanted to remind you of Armstrong's pop culture tournament on 2/27/10. The original announcement is above in this forum. Matt and anyone else reading this: I totally wish I could come out to join the fun this weekend. Thank you for keeping a pop culture tourney alive in the Twin Cities. EPIC was ...
by klwalton33
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 18628

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

As far as any one of us knows, there is no reason for this not to happen. There are at least 2-3 free Saturdays in February that can be used for playoffs. That said, I think that contacting the MNHSQB Board of Directors about this before they start planning next years' games would be a good idea. T...
by klwalton33
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14175

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Quizbowl was brought to Minnesota by Jan Baker, who used to coach Chaska. Why it's so popular in the outstate areas is a mystery. That's part true. Not sure how reliable the info but here's a wikipedia link about Knowledge Bowl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_Bowl KB actually started up in ...
by klwalton33
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14175

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

WeekendatBernadette wrote:
gkandlikar wrote:Mr Ruhmann was a jolly fellow. He will be missed on the MN circuit.

:cry:
Memorial tournament needed.
Agreed. Perhaps we can talk to Apple Valley about hosting one. OR perhaps the Lake Conference tourney could be renamed in his honor.
by klwalton33
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14175

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Sad news to pass along to everyone who has been part of Minnesota Quiz Bowl over the years. Wenzel Ruhmann, who has served as the Apple Valley coach for some time, passed away unexpectedly last week. Wenzel was an extremely popular coach and will be missed deeply by the QB community here. For those ...
by klwalton33
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14175

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

As for Sam Peterson being the next me, he will easily be better than I was in high school barring something unforeseen, and there’s a very strong chance he is better than I was in high school now, but it is somewhat hard to compare players several years apart. A better comparison would be the next ...
by klwalton33
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14175

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Hey I can still weigh in on this, right? I put quite a bit of thought into this on the way back from Nationals and wanted to reveal some predictions on the upcoming season. I think I'm pretty comfortable with my Top-5, but have plenty of honorable mentions as well, for the 2008-09 season: THE GOOD -...
by klwalton33
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Matt Weiner wrote:How much does it pay?
That's probably best communicated over email. Please feel free to drop me a line.
by klwalton33
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I guess this is safe to leak... Kirk Walton, EP's intrepid coach, is stepping down to spend time with his family, namely his trophy-eating son Brady, and will likely change his role in local Quiz Bowl to moderating. As of yet, no replacement has been named. This means that EPHS's Activities Departm...
by klwalton33
Sat May 24, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 11203

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

Eden Prairie qualified 2 for the playoffs -- A came in at 7-3, a surprising loss to a good Norcross team, a loss to TJ A (I think they had 11 powers) and then a close loss to DCC. B came in at 6-4... won three close matches after starting 3-4 to make it in. 2 of the first three losses were in overti...
by klwalton33
Mon May 12, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Please come to the Armstrong tourney!!!

Say -- who all is coming to the Armstrong Tourney? Both teams and players for the "Open" part of the tournament?
by klwalton33
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Please come to the Armstrong tourney!!!

I'd like to REALLY pump up the final MN NAQT tournament of the year - May 17th at Robbinsdale Armstrong. For those that don't know, RA may end up losing their program as the school has had to slash budgets for many academic activities. Coach Quinn and Armstrong have had a very good program over the ...
by klwalton33
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.
Replies: 23
Views: 8330

Re: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.

Very much looking forward to tomorrow! Good luck to everyone and safe travels to those from out of MN.
by klwalton33
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Who are the other two members of Eden Prairie A who are going to nationals? It seems EP has been messing with its A team in recent tournaments, so I was just wondering. I can say with great certainty (being the coach and all), that barring something unforseen happening, EP's foursome consists of Mi...
by klwalton33
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Link to the MN Quiz Bowl league is now up:

Official NAQT page: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=2508

Main MQBA page: http://www.naqt.com/mqba/league/2007/results.html

Shameless photo of winning team and coach's son with trophy:
by klwalton33
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Hey U of M folks --

How's the field for 3/15 looking? We plan on bringing at least a couple teams I believe. Any out of state dignitaries playing in this event?
by klwalton33
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I just sent a final rallying cry to EP members to see if we can put together a team complete with drivers / chaperones. So we'll see.
by klwalton33
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5302

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I will say this, you are writing for a certain audience here, and it's one where adults (and possibly parents) are going to be monitoring kids in a school sanctioned environment. There are some edgy things that, while high schoolers know about them, you probably shouldn't bring up around teachers, ...
by klwalton33
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5302

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

RE: "Appropriateness" -- Allow me for a moment to be "The Voice of the Adult" (though, even at age 31, I will use that term loosely) -- yes, I do see every argument you have about how some subject matter could be perceived as inappropriate but makes it in anyway. We'll use the Godfather for example....
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5302

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

OK... so... I want to believe I'm pretty tuned into most pop culture-related things, in particular internet memes and the like, but I did not know what Goatse was. So I googled it. And if anyone thinks that is appropriate for high school consumption, you're kidding yourself. I don't care if the ques...
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Chris and Carsten (and everyone else), Thanks so much for the compliments about EPIC. We got some feedback both good and not-quite-as-good at the meet so it's great to hear from more of the players that competed in it. I'll take the blame for the "repeats" as I had the final job of editing the packe...
by klwalton33
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Score of the final match: 685-225 Certainly credit needs to be given to Orono -- they are a very good team, coached very well, and it wasn't THAT surprising to see them do well. When the brackets came out, I figured the Chaska - Orono tilt would definitely be the best first round match. And it didn...
by klwalton33
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Andrew, Gautam told me about the April tourney last night. How'd you hook Dorman? The allure of Minneapolis in April? EP will definitely be at the April tourney. Not sure about the March one as we're probably well over our budget as it is and I need to show some fiscal restraint (not my strength). B...
by klwalton33
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EPIC (All Pop-Culture Tournament) 2/23 - EP, MN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Field update? We are full! Actually we have 49 teams but if every one of the 47 non-EP teams show up, we'll just pull one of ours. It's going to be a great time. The question writers have been working really hard and there's a tremendous variety of topics being covered. Looking forward to having ev...
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Much appreciated Carsten -- I will mark you down for two teams now if you don't mind.

With that we are at 40... that's the max we had planned on. So I now need to go try and get more rooms. Holy cow this filled up quick!
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EPIC (All Pop-Culture Tournament) 2/23 - EP, MN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

As a heads-up, this tournament is reaching the maximum number of teams allowed. If anyone else is interested, you'll need to act quick!

More info here:
http://www.naqt.com/mqba/epic/2008/announcement.html
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

OH -- on that note, we've purged most of the MN-centric sports questions and made them MUCH more universal. So those of you in, say, Maryland don't need to brush up that hard on, say, the 1987 Minnesota Twins' World Series run.
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

We absolutely would. We've actually talked about selling them, but since this is the first year we've considered this and we want to ensure it's an awesome product, we might just offer them up to see if people would be interested in running a tourney off them. At the very least, we'll put them up on...
by klwalton33
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

EPIC updates

To any interested parties in this Minnesota forum: The EPIC Pop Culture tournament is reaching critical mass, so if you have not registered yet, please encourage your coach to do so ASAP! Here's a link to the website to explain more about the tourney. http://www.naqt.com/mqba/epic/2008/announcement....
by klwalton33
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Meta questions on geography/Sports/politics: no!
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

I don't think any questions are EXCLUSIVELY about MNHSL sports. A couple last year were on MN athletes who came up through the HS ranks here but are actually doing their thing in the pros now. So, while the questions made mention of their high schools, the beefy part of the questions asked more abou...
by klwalton33
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Meta questions on geography/Sports/politics: no!
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Making questions be Minnesota Bowl (a problem that's come up in some recent NAQT sets, but we'll discuss that later) is what we're avoiding this go-around because regardless of who plays the packets, it's lame to have answers that you know only you can answer because Dino Ciccarelli used to live in...
by klwalton33
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

MN South Results

So these 4 teams made the playoffs (all 'A' teams): Eden Prairie: 12-0 Chaska: 11-1 Edina: 9-3 St. Thomas Academy: 9-3 A pretty cool thing happened in one of the TV rounds tonight -- both Burnsville and Edina swept their respective lightning round... I don't suppose that happens all that often, so i...
by klwalton33
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Meta questions on geography/Sports/politics: no!
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

I PROMISE you that this year's tourney will be much better written that last year's -- I handled the bulk of the question writing and I intentionally tried to make some more "knowledge bowl-ish" as I was hoping to get more KB-focused teams there. This year, questions will be written by many very ta...
by klwalton33
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EPIC (All Pop-Culture Tournament) 2/23 - EP, MN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

The formal announcement was just made this week, so there's only been a bit of initial activity. So far Chaska and Benilde have emailed me back, but I certainly would anticipate we'll get more soon.
by klwalton33
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Hey gang, Invites and announcements have been sent to all your coaches, but I wanted to tack on a plug on this thread. The 2nd Annual EPIC (EdenPrairie PopCulture Invitiational Championship) will be held on Saturday, 2/23! I put an announcement in the "tourney announcements" section on this site. Mo...
by klwalton33
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EPIC (All Pop-Culture Tournament) 2/23 - EP, MN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

EPIC (All Pop-Culture Tournament) 2/23 - EP, MN!

Hello all, Eden Prairie High School Quiz Bowl is excited to announce our second annual EPIC (EdenPrairie PopCulture Invitational Championship)! It will be held on Saturday, Feb 23rd at Eden Prairie HS, which is located just 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. The field is capped at 40 teams and...
by klwalton33
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

I believe St Thomas A was 5th and Orono A was 7th.

Nice job today everyone!
by klwalton33
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

...a fair comparison can never be made year-to-year. It just can't be done. Was EP good last year? Yes. Were they unbeatable in MN? No. Is EP good this year? Yes. Are they unbeatable in MN? Absolutely not. So nothing is changed. Same with Wayzata -- great team last year, great team this year (Rohan...
by klwalton33
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Interesting thread. First of all let me start with the positive -- welcome Chris and welcome South! Hopefully the rest of this discussion hasn't scared you away. The local QB scene is great. I believe that South is traditionally very strong at KB so hopefully the seeds are planted for success elsewh...
by klwalton33
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

For what it's worth, the wheels are definitely in motion for this year's EPIC, which is a house-written tournament, albeit 100% dedicated to pop culture. The date is Feb 23rd. Would any of you outstate folks that have been kind enough to join in the MN discussions be interested in such a tournament?...
by klwalton33
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

It looks like we have to do Feb 23rd now, based on other tourneys. Hopefully it would work out for some teams, it would be great to have some outstate folks!
by klwalton33
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Right now it's either President's Day weekend, or the weekend before, or the weekend after.
by klwalton33
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Thanks for the message David. We at EP might be looking outside of the state this year if travel budgets will allow. Here's a question for you -- do you think teams from IL would be interested in traveling to MN for an All-Pop Culture Tourney? We'd love to open it up to teams from outside MN if ther...
by klwalton33
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Yes!! That is the kind of integrity we need! :lol: Actually, I suppose it's never too early to get a jump on question writing, like Gautam said. I sure as heck would appreciate the help this coming year, it got really tough last year! (plus, we also fell into the tournament having 70% of the questio...
by klwalton33
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

Hey just as a heads-up to all the MN folks, we at EP are hoping to do the Pop Culture Tournament again this coming year. Last year we did it over President's Day weekend and might shoot for that again. For those of you that may have attended, what did you think? Is that a good weekend? Any other ide...
by klwalton33
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

I didn't realize Eamonn was coming back -- he impressed me a lot this year.

Martin is a GREAT coach too, so I am very confident DLS will be a very good team this coming year and beyond!
by klwalton33
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 74416

These are great assessments so far from everyone. Eden Prairie -- yeah OK so I'm their coach, so I am biased. But we do bring back an entire B team and 1/2 the A team. Losing Gautam and Trevor is real tough as the two are as irreplaceable as QB players can be, but we have some very key players who w...