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by Gautam
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35494

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

Another update: We have rooms reserved at the 3rd floor of Coffman Union from 8AM to 2AM on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday. As for Sunday, we can go from 12 PM to 11 PM, though we'd probably like to be done with stuff as soon as possible. We have 9 rooms reserved for Saturday and (upto) 6 ro...
by Gautam
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

Hello all,

The $50 discount deadline is soon coming up! I hope to see many packets in my inbox over the next few days!

Thanks,
Gautam
by Gautam
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT IV Mirror at Macalester College--St. Paul MN
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: EFT IV Mirror at Macalester College--St. Paul MN

Minnesota will certainly be bringing a good number of teams to this. I project 3+, though we'll let you know the exact number soon enough.
by Gautam
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 Gopher Invitational @ UMN - December 5
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

2009 Gopher Invitational @ UMN - December 5

This is a preliminary announcement for the University of Minnesota's traditional winter tournament, the Gopher Invitational, to be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Like last year, GINVIT will be held in Blegen Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. Blegen hall ...
by Gautam
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35494

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

Packet for team "Chicago 120 Days of Gautam" has been received by the -$25 discount deadline. Also, we forgot to mention this, but Brian Lindquist has agreed to help us out with the physics distro for Minnesota Open. It is indeed very kind of him to help us out for this tournament. It certainly will...
by Gautam
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New year!
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: New year!

:party:

That's really good to hear!
by Gautam
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

Update: GA Tech has been awarded the ACF Fall Southeast mirror.
by Gautam
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35494

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

I've tried Blegen, but there is a massive CLA Undergraduate Programs Conference being held in there, which makes it impossible for us to use Blegen on the 17th. I'm now sending in a request to reserve rooms for Coffman.

Thanks,
Gautam
by Gautam
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall North at UMN (10/31/2009)
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall North at UMN (10/31/2009)

Greetings, The University of Minnesota will be hosting a mirror of the 2009 ACF Fall Tournament at the Twin Cities Campus. To registers teams, please send an email to quizbowl@umn.edu with the number of teams your program expects to bring along, as well as the number of staffers and/or buzzers you w...
by Gautam
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

This post will be used to keep track of submissions: Packets submitted by -$50 deadline: Ohio State University UCLA B RPI Yale A Yale B Maryland A Rice University Brandeis Chattahoochee High School St. Anselm's High School Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Packets submitted by the -$25 deadline: Calt...
by Gautam
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35494

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

After speaking with Gautam I was under the impression my arts tournament be run on Saturday night rather than on Sunday. Is it fine with the other people writing side tournaments if we run arts on Saturday because I unfortunately have to fly back early on Sunday to make it to a meeting and would lo...
by Gautam
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35494

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

The $50 discount deadline is coming up soon! We hope to see some packets in our hands by this Saturday!

Gautam
by Gautam
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

Hello guys, It's September 1, which means I have some hosts to announce for you! The following hosts have been decided as of today: Northwest - Boise State University. Contact: Colin McNamara (boiseqb at gmail dot com) West - Caltech Univeristy. Contact: Micah Manary (manary at caltech dot edu) Sout...
by Gautam
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: EFT 4 Mirror at University of Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Announcement: EFT 4 Mirror at University of Minnesota

This is a preliminary announcement for a mirror of the Early Fall Tournament 4 , which will take place on October 3, 2009 . EFT 4 tournament is being written by several students and alumni of Brown University, including Dennis Jang, Eric Mukherjee, Aaron Rosenberg, Jerry Vinokurov, Guy Tabachnik, Ia...
by Gautam
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

The ACF Rules state mixed high school teams are not permitted, so the answer to your question is no.
by Gautam
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

Hello, Please note the two new updates to the original post w.r.t bid-submission deadlines and the extension of the packet submission deadline. Also, while there's around a month left for the first packet deadline, it's never too early to start working on questions! We are there to answer any kinds ...
by Gautam
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?

Ukonvasara wrote:The topic in question has now been stickied!
Thanks for doing this.
by Gautam
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 20618

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

On top of this, there were multiple rounds in which there was no physics or biology question. The distribution calls for 1/1 on each of these subjects, and this shouldn't be happening either. I am looking at the answer matrix right now, and to me it appears that every packet had tossups which were ...
by Gautam
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 20618

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Here is the hydropathicity tossup with the answer line: The HINT program is a computational tool used to map this property of molecules using the “fragment” approach to assigning numerical values for this property developed by Hansch and Leo. One plot which is used to predict the antigenic sites of ...
by Gautam
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

Hi, I have just discovered that rooms cannot be reserved for Sunday unless we pay a $175 fee. I don't think it's worth it for us to shell out that kind of money to get some rooms for just one side event. I would suggest that it would be best to fit in as much QB as possible on Saturday itself, and s...
by Gautam
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16332

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

The Wolf-Rayet tossup seems (a) like a possibly bad idea for a tossup answer in general, and (b) specifically a bit of a hose for "supernova" (more specifically, type Ia). I know Wolf-Rayet is a named thing (which possibly makes it easier for laypeople to latch onto), and I know it's come up in qui...
by Gautam
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

Hello All, Rooms 301, 302, 304, 305, 323, and 324 of Coffman Memorial Union have been reserved on 7/11/2009 from 9 AM - 11 PM. So, it might just be good if everybody met at The Mississippi Room no later than 9:30 AM. Here's a link for directions to Coffman Union . If you want to look things up on go...
by Gautam
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

The first post has been updated with more info. I don't think I will be able to respond for 2-3 days from now, but I will surely check this thread and keep updating you guys as frequently as possible.

Thank you,
Gautam
by Gautam
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

Brian and Mike L, We would definitely love it if you would be able to moderate at the event. As for "running" the tournament, we only really need a person to be the "on-site" person like you said. I am going to be making room reservations tonight as I finally got in touch with the appropriate people...
by Gautam
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reimbursed Assistance for Sun 'n' Fun Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Reimbursed Assistance for Sun 'n' Fun Requested

I think Gautam has offered Rob and me up as writers. The only thing I'd request is that we write on something that will be in the same packet, since we plan on playing this in some form at the Minneapolis mirror. If you want an entire packet from us, we can certainly deliver that. Even if you don't...
by Gautam
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 74
Views: 9309

Re: Next Year

For people interested in Minnesota QB, Eden Prairie is only graduating Sam Daub, so the 4 remaining people who played on EP A at HSNCT are returning. Also, Martin Camacho of the St. Paul Central team that was at the PACE NSC is returning, afaik. He has been pretty good at local tournaments, and will...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

I was trying to see if was going to happen at all, but it looks like it isn't.
by Gautam
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

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

Hey, just to make sure, I am looking for people who are: a) going to be available to staff this tournament, and b) open to running this tournament. I will not be in the country to direct this event, so I would appreciate it if someone steps up to do that. It shouldn't be a big deal to direct the eve...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2571

Re: EuroFest Discussion

As for the "culture" subdistribution, I wasn't annoyed by the lit/arts that showed up. In fact, I think I got at least 20% of my not-a-large-number-of-buzzes off those culture tossups. However, I was expecting more questions like a tossup on "potatoes" which involved clues about The Potato Eaters an...
by Gautam
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 11749

Re: Missouri Open discussion

I thought this was an okay tournament for the most part. There were a couple of odd tossups here and there, but I only recall being really mad at one, maybe two, tossups. I certainly am happy with the fact that i was able to play this tournament despite the small field at Mizzou. I won't be playing ...
by Gautam
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 109337

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

As far as I know, most state tournaments and/or season enders still happen in the last weeks of April/early weeks of May, and I don't think scheduling against those is beneficial.
by Gautam
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 78186

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

For what it's worth, we protested the Gauss question in our match for the same reason. I was told by R that "Guass" is wrong, "Gaussian numbers" is a prompt. This makes NO sense to me when "what numbers" is in the question! Given that the question said "what numbers" AND that it mentioned they are ...
by Gautam
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

Re: Pre Announcement for a Sun N' Fun Mirror at UMN (7/11/09)

This is a list of people who are interested in playing/staffing. It will be updated regularly. Andrew Hart Brendan Byrne Bernadette Spencer Rob Carson Other members of UMN Quiz Bowl I may not remember... Anant Shah Sam Peterson/Michael Wright Teamwork Trevor Davis Trygve Meade/Chris Carter Teamwork ...
by Gautam
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

Re: Pre Announcement for a Sun N' Fun Mirror at UMN (7/11/09)

Are there plans of mirroring Sun N' Fun in the Chicago Area? We are still keen on mirroring this tournament, so it would be great if you can let me know if you are interested in coming and/or what your interest level is. Also, we definitely plan on running the side tournaments, too, if we have the a...
by Gautam
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

Oh, I forgot to say:

Doc versions of the packets are available at: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~kand0028/quiz_bo ... %20Gaddis/

GK
by Gautam
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

Packets are viewable on google docs: Packet 1.doc: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddmdgfjf_468vm4nbhf3 Packet 2.doc: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddmdgfjf_469d9zn6xgp Packet 3.doc: https://docs.google.com/View?docid=ddmdgfjf_460hfqvthfn Packet 4.doc: https://docs.google.com/View?docid=ddmdgfjf_461...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

I agree with Andrew in that the first few packets seemed to have a touch too many "easy stuff with I guess slightly harder clues," I will take the blame for that.. I assigned each tossup to a packet, and somehow forgot to look for difficulty even-ness in each rounds. I did try to put in some of the...
by Gautam
Sun May 31, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38005

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

cornfused wrote:OK. Well, anyone want me? Anyone?
Just write a whole packet, and people will come flocking to you.
by Gautam
Fri May 29, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 78186

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Good luck to everybody playing this tournament.
by Gautam
Thu May 28, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Re: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

That is a good point. I had them in the word document I used, but I forgot to change them into BBcode. I will do that as soon as I am able to access my computer.
by Gautam
Thu May 28, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)
Replies: 42
Views: 24378

Global Announcement for ACF Fall 2009 (Weekend of 10/31)

This is the global announcement for ACF Fall 2009, which will take place on the weekend of October 31, 2009. Editors Editor-in-Chief: Gautam Kandlikar (UMN) Assistant Editors: Evan Adams (VCU,) Auroni Gupta (UCSD,) Will Nediger (UWO,) Mehdi Razvi (U Penn,) and George Stevens (Clemson.) Hosting We ar...
by Gautam
Wed May 20, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Henry Darger Tournament of the Unreal, 7/11/09
Replies: 44
Views: 8698

Re: Henry Darger Tournament of the Unreal, 5/24/09 at GMU

I'll definitely play this.

Gautam
by Gautam
Fri May 15, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tyrone Slothrop Literature Singles, 7/12/09
Replies: 20
Views: 2996

Re: Maryland Sun 'n Fun Side Event

Yes, expressing desire to play this in Minnesota.

Gautam
by Gautam
Fri May 15, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8187

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

people who hate RMP don't even bother listening once they hear Yggdrasil or Nebuchadnezzar.... Tell them that they are missing out on the 1/1 Alexander-Nebuchadnezzar sub-distribution in literature that has been the highlight of high-profile tournaments! And all those math-comp tossups involving Ne...
by Gautam
Wed May 13, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8187

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

In my view, there are 4 things one must do if he/she wants to get better at this game. They include: 1. Hanging around quizbowlers who are pretty good. Hear what they are talking about, what they are reading, what their hobbies are, etc. 2. Having the motivation to read a bunch of old packets and fi...
by Gautam
Mon May 11, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 8187

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

As Susan said upthread, Yeah, that's happened already. In addition to the example she's thinking of, my dad played on my team for a round of ECSO. Some high schooler played with his dad at the 2006 MASQUE (HSNCT mirror.) It wasn't really an "open" tournament in the sense of difficulty, but there we...
by Gautam
Mon May 11, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 11799

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Man, the coupling constant between incorrect assumptions and stupidity in this thread is soon reaching infinity. The Landau pole is near.

EDIT: The physics might not make any sense, but you know what I mean...
by Gautam
Mon May 11, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 11799

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Dude, you're starting off with too many random assumptions about what knowledge is and isn't and it looks like you're leaving it up to us to decipher what those assumptions are. e.g. For some reason, 'Fine Arts and Computer Science are hobbies' has to be among the false-est statements out there, tho...
by Gautam
Mon May 11, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 15349

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

Hey, I am not accepting any more requests to join the writing team. There are a bunch of members on board now, and things should start gaining momentum soon.

Gautam