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Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by David Riley » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:03 pm

Just curious: In Illinois, the bulk of teams playing quiz bowl are in the Chicago metro area with pockets in Rockford and Carbondale. We are always trying to do outreach with the downstate teams. Is any outreach being done in, say, Pipestone, Bemidji or Twin Ports to convert them from KB to Quiz Bowl?
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Re: Minnesota 2011-12

Post by Coelacanth » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:31 am

David Riley wrote:Just curious: In Illinois, the bulk of teams playing quiz bowl are in the Chicago metro area with pockets in Rockford and Carbondale. We are always trying to do outreach with the downstate teams. Is any outreach being done in, say, Pipestone, Bemidji or Twin Ports to convert them from KB to Quiz Bowl?
I think it's safe to say nothing's being done in Pipestone.

The board of MNHSQB (a weekly, Twin-Cities-based "league" that plays on Thursday nights) has had discussions about adding an "outstate" division, most likely focused in the St. Cloud/Central Lakes area. I don't think anything is happening with this yet, though. Logistics is an issue; it's not easy to find experienced staff willing to drive 2 hours each way on a weeknight. So the thought is to do some Saturday tournaments to introduce teams to the game; I don't think any have been scheduled yet.
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Re: Minnesota 2011-12

Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:48 pm

Sorry to sidetrack, but NHBB North Dakota will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 and NHBB Minnesota will be Saturday, Mar. 2.
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Re: Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by degnem » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:22 pm

I am a HS KB coach in outstate MN... I didn't know quizbowl existed in MN... What is quizbowl, and why should I convert?

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Re: Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by Cheynem » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:16 pm

What is your experience if any with quizbowl? Quizbowl is similar to knowledge bowl (which I have never played), but in my experience working with HS students who come from a KB background, they find that quizbowl has less "hoses" and rewards more knowledge of academic ideas. I'm not sure what school you are at, but I would recommend contacting the quizbowl team at the University of Minnesota or Carleton College, who could probably help you find a good HS tournament to help you and your team get acclimated to quizbowl.
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Re: Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:28 pm

degnem wrote:I am a HS KB coach in outstate MN... I didn't know quizbowl existed in MN... What is quizbowl, and why should I convert?
Welcome aboard! There's a brief introduction to quizbowl here, and of course there is plenty of additional information throughout this forum.

There is a thriving Minnesota circuit with over 100 teams based in the Twin Cities; contact NAQT president R. Robert Hentzel (rhentzel@gmail) for more information.
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Re: Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by Coelacanth » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:19 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:
degnem wrote:I am a HS KB coach in outstate MN... I didn't know quizbowl existed in MN... What is quizbowl, and why should I convert?
Welcome aboard! There's a brief introduction to quizbowl here, and of course there is plenty of additional information throughout this forum.

There is a thriving Minnesota circuit with over 100 teams based in the Twin Cities; contact NAQT president R. Robert Hentzel (rhentzel@gmail) for more information.
Additionally, the Minnesota Quizbowl Alliance page has a listing of upcoming local tournaments.
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Re: Minnesota 2012-2013

Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:46 pm

NHBB Minnesota has been rescheduled to 3/30. I've not seen any conflicts for that date. Please let me know if I'm mistaken.
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