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by sam.peterson
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 19176

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

While I think the state tournament accurately determined the best teams yesterday, I wish the format had been double round robin instead instead of single elimination. It seems like Chaska and STA are probably better than Eden Prairie B, which managed to get fourth without beating a single top tier...
by sam.peterson
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 19176

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

GeneVan wrote:Chanhassen also won't be attending the rebranded TOMCAT because we have to go to a KB meet in Hibbing.
Ouch.
by sam.peterson
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)
Replies: 63
Views: 18999

Re: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)

Andy -- would you care if Siva, Zhao, and I were to play this?
by sam.peterson
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13263

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Are playoff stats available?
by sam.peterson
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10427

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

If we are going with predetermined teams, I'm playing with Michael Wright. Others may join us.
by sam.peterson
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91603

Re: Bad Negs Again

At HSNCT...

Me: Amaterasu
Answer: Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low
by sam.peterson
Wed May 13, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8449

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M

Thanks, Neil. I think it's also worth noting that qb becomes more fun as you become able to buzz in on more things. This is a nice perk of being a generalist. It also sets up, in my opinion, an almost addictive cycle wherein once you've reached a certain level of proficiency and have recognized the ...
by sam.peterson
Wed May 13, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8449

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M

So, this monster of a post includes an essay on quizbowl that I put together for the Common App. I'd like preface it by saying that I don't currently hold all of the same views on quizbowl that I did at the time I wrote this (read: if something doesn't accurately reflect the circuit or the philosoph...
by sam.peterson
Sun May 10, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8449

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M

I'm going to sleep now, but before I do... 1) There are at least five current high school players who are better generalists than I. 2) I can't really tell if your comments are meant to be taken seriously, and if so, about what exactly are you curious? How good qb players became good? 3) If you're g...
by sam.peterson
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8449

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/2 at the U of M

I'm voting for 5/9. Due to prom (as well as a track meet beforehand for me) 5/2 is out for a lot of Chaskans.
by sam.peterson
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WorldQuest?
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: WorldQuest?

Chaska will be there. Any teams interested in meeting up to play some packets?
by sam.peterson
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28
Replies: 29
Views: 8313

Re: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28

Are we still playing the lit packets after the playoffs end?
by sam.peterson
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45382

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

So, one aspect of the PACE format that I've never understood is the target difficulty of the category quiz bonuses. For instance, the first round of last year's NSC includes an RMP bonus asking for the most famous work of Arthur Schopenhauer. It also includes a social science bonus asking for the au...
by sam.peterson
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank
Replies: 38
Views: 17045

Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

gkandlikar wrote:EDIT: round report included
lol
by sam.peterson
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28
Replies: 29
Views: 8313

Re: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28

theMoMA wrote:
sam.peterson wrote:Andrew -- Would you mind sending Lenius an email about this? I mentioned it to him and he said we could probably go, he just hadn't heard about it yet. Thanks.
Sent.
Thanks. I'll play the lit tournament.
by sam.peterson
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28
Replies: 29
Views: 8313

Re: University of Minnesota Weekend of Quizbowl set mirror, 3/28

Andrew -- Would you mind sending Lenius an email about this? I mentioned it to him and he said we could probably go, he just hadn't heard about it yet. Thanks.
by sam.peterson
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 8684

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

I was kind of surprised that the Auden tossup didn't mention The Age of Anxiety; at least for me, that's an easier clue than Musee [...], though my knowledge could just be weird.
by sam.peterson
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

First I would like to note that League playoffs are not the state tournament, and the MN NAQT State Championship is April 25th. I'm pretty sure Gaurav knows this... I think that most people consider League playoffs to be a more important event, however, due its larger (initial) field and the fact t...
by sam.peterson
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

The finals game was between EP and Chaska. Chaska won by about 50 points (it was something like 430-480, I forget the actual score...) Anyway, great job to Chaska and all the other teams there, I had a lot of fun. SAVANT this weekend - who is going? Predictions...? 480-430 is correct. Thanks for yo...
by sam.peterson
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Did not expect to see Sam Peterson looking up at me from my morning paper. Congrats, Sam... http://www.startribune.com/local/west/38786267.html Good tip on the snacks. On all my standardized tests, I felt the urge for a snack at some point. Thanks, guys. It's very surreal to see yourself in a newsp...
by sam.peterson
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Strange results... Do you know who was on each Tonka team? I too hope that playoff round-robins can spread to more tournaments in MN; single-elim sucks. EP folks: Will EPITHET use round-robin brackets? It's good to hear that the logistics of SnowCAT went well this year; last year was a disaster. So,...
by sam.peterson
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo
Replies: 26
Views: 8844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo

cdcarter wrote:
sam.peterson wrote:When is this?
Sam, if you are driving down for this, I would be mildly interested in going too.
I'm sorry I haven't responded to this, Chris. I was thinking about going, but I've since learned that my family will be going to Mexico for spring break.
by sam.peterson
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter North @ Carleton College (1/18/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: ACF Winter North @ Carleton College (1/18/09)

Oh, shoot. So sorry to do that to you -- the team didn't materialize until late last night. Thanks so much for accommodating us. Again, I'm really sorry to mess things up. See you there.
by sam.peterson
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter North @ Carleton College (1/18/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: ACF Winter North @ Carleton College (1/18/09)

So, I know this is very late, but could Michael Wright and I enter as the ninth team at the tournament?
by sam.peterson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo
Replies: 26
Views: 8844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo

When is this?
by sam.peterson
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program
Replies: 50
Views: 21569

Re: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program

A stock/middle clue knowledge stat that records a player's number of buzzes on the first (and maybe second) word out of power.
by sam.peterson
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17333

Re: Class of 09 University Destinations

In at Yale, hoping to get into Harvard on March 31st.
by sam.peterson
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5007

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

Thanks, Gautam. That's totally understandable. Good luck on your finals.
by sam.peterson
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5007

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

Hey, Sorry about the delay in stat posting. We recently realized that the stats were not saved properly; we do, however, have paper copies of the stats which we will be entering into SQBS as soon as possible. Gautam Oh, that sucks... Good luck with that. Are you able to put the half-games and final...
by sam.peterson
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5007

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

Sorry to be annoying, but are you guys able to post results tonight?
by sam.peterson
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5007

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

theMoMA wrote: We were in Wisconsin on Sunday, but I'm sure we'll have the stats up tomorrow or Tuesday.
Cool, thanks. Congrats on your win in WI.
by sam.peterson
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota
Replies: 21
Views: 5007

Re: 12/6 GINVIT at the University of Minnesota

I'll agree that this tournament was awesome, particularly because of the round-robin prelim/playoff brackets. It was nice to see that pretty much everyone stuck around to play the full ten rounds.

Will stats be up soon?
by sam.peterson
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Chaska will be missing its usual #2/#3 player, Jordan Hiller. Matt Hart will probably play in his stead.
by sam.peterson
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying U.S. History
Replies: 26
Views: 4258

Re: Studying U.S. History

The American Pageant This. ...is probably the worst text book for APUSH imaginable. I don't think so.... Humorous similes aside, The American Pageant is excellent for getting a basic grasp of the high school US history canon. It's excellent for quizbowl, and was my favorite textbook so far. An AP/S...
by sam.peterson
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

My two cents... I can certainly understand annoyance over some of the superfan behavior (I wasn't subject to it myself, but from what I've heard it was pretty bad). However, I think that further intense criticism should stop for the time being. Mike and Ben are cognizant of the complaints raised aga...
by sam.peterson
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Thanks, Gaurav. Today was odd, and I'm fried. I'll probably post later with some more thoughts on packets, results, predictions, and the Tonka comments. Until then, I'd just like to say to EP A that it was fun to play against you guys a couple of times, and I'm eager to take you guys on when we both...
by sam.peterson
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

So... I'm sure I'm not alone in this belief but I thought that Ubu Rois was one of the best-run tournaments I've attended. HSAPQ's set was tremendous overall; my only complaint is that we only competed on eight rounds of it. In all seriousness, though, it was great to leave a tournament before three...
by sam.peterson
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

It's great to see that some more teams are registered.

By "regular high school difficulty", are we talking answer selection similar to an IS-set?

Thanks.
by sam.peterson
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers
Replies: 17
Views: 3763

Re: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers

Would the author of this tract care to reveal himself?
by sam.peterson
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers
Replies: 17
Views: 3763

Re: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers

Deesy Does It wrote:Wasn't Michael Wright on a 7th place team at HSNCT this year, contrary to the assertion that Mounds Park is the only top 10 team?
Yeah, I also don't have the "second-most [powers] in MN HSNCT history" as Michael had 16 this year and Brendan had 19 a few years ago.
by sam.peterson
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14561

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

wrote: Also, the Hawks spend a ton of time in practice on Knowledge Bowl (their natural forte). That's going to take away from NAQT dominance. Man, I wish they would cut this crap out. Oh, Knowledge Bowl... I don't see it as being too much of a disadvantage. If anything I'd say that our kb performa...
by sam.peterson
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 11755

Re: Next Year

wut about mpls south dude So far, South hasn't done anything of note. They went 2-4 at MN State (IS-76) to finish 19th with Chris Carter and another guy earning 18.33 ppg to lead their team in scoring. Not trying to belittle them, just saying they haven't shown much yet. That being said, Chris appe...
by sam.peterson
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 75996

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

y'all need to take a major chill pill. I was only half joking, though. Obviously mr. Walton will be able to clarify the pay topic, but I happen to know that coaching positions pay will barely offset the cost of transportation throughout the season. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. -Patrick Johnson E...
by sam.peterson
Tue May 27, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38110

Re: NAC Schedules

closesesame wrote:Just a quick question to the esteemed members of the Wilmington Charter team:

Guys, why do you go to NAC? Why?
I think they get their way paid as a result of winning some tournament in Delaware.
by sam.peterson
Mon May 19, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 75996

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I fear Tony Leng of EP. Dude is getting really good. That's all I have to add...
by sam.peterson
Sun May 04, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 75996

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Thanks for responding, Adam and Nick, I appreciate your feedback. If anybody else has thoughts on this I'd love to hear them.