ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:36 am

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Or, uh, we could play the like 1 million side events taking place on Sunday.
But don't we have to wait til noon for the building to open?

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:50 am

Coffman Union does not open until noon, but there are some rooms on campus we could use, especially for a shootout, before then (we did this last year), assuming we can claim them before anyone else does.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Papa's in the House » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:21 am

I don't know when the UIUC contingent is leaving, but if we're sticking around Sunday morning (and you could get a court), I'd play basketball.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:06 am

Hey it looks like Doug Yetman isn't able to make it, so if anyone in the area wants to play on a team with myself, Bruce Arthur and Trevor Davis, shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:40 am

If you don't end up with a fourth, we could give you one of the players from the dissolved house team after the prelims for that TRADE DEADLINE STRETCH RUN.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by theMoMA » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:08 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Or, uh, we could play the like 1 million side events taking place on Sunday.
The idea is to play an invigorating game of basketball before the side events begin. Getting a court might be an obstacle, but I'll try to figure it out today and let everyone know by tomorrow at lunch at the latest.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by setht » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:27 pm

theMoMA wrote:The idea is to play an invigorating game of basketball before the side events begin. Getting a court might be an obstacle, but I'll try to figure it out today and let everyone know by tomorrow at lunch at the latest.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by MLafer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:35 pm

Hey Minnesota

We need to know where this tournament is taking place, and what time.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by jready » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:25 pm

Chicago will have probably have a few people for basketball, if it happens Sunday morning.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:41 pm

Placeholder announcement until someone with more authority shows up:

This tournament will be held at Coffman Memorial Union, which was the site of the last two MO's if that helps. Here is a map: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CMU/. There is a parking garage to the rear of Coffman which costs something and since there is no home football game, it should have space to park in. Street parking isn't really an option as far as I know. We will be meeting on the THIRD floor of Coffman (it's small enough that you should find the big room of quizbowlers, I don't know the room off hand).

Registration will probably take place between 8:30 and 9 AM, with games hopefully to start around then, assuming everyone gets there. I try to be punctual, so I shall be at least there by 8:30 or so, and you can thrill to the fact that the rooms will probably be locked like they always are.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:25 pm

Sorry, I'd intended to send out an email on the completion of the set (just a couple tossups left!).

The tournament will indeed be on the third floor of Coffman; we'll be meeting in room 303 (the big room in the middle of the main hallway with all the quizbowlers in it). Registration will hopefully run between 8:30 and 9.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Coelacanth » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:53 pm

Cheynem wrote:there is NO home football game
I think this is what you meant to say.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:23 pm

Perhaps I was making a cryptic jab at the very low attendance this year!

No, Brian's right, I meant there is no game.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:05 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Hey it looks like Doug Yetman isn't able to make it, so if anyone in the area wants to play on a team with myself, Bruce Arthur and Trevor Davis, shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.
Looks like Max Timmons will now be our fourth.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Every question for Minnesota Open 2010 has now been written. We'll be doing a final read-through of the packets and sending them out later tonight.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:35 am

Mike Bentley and I are in our room in the Raddison near campus; some kind of high school or college girl's swim team has occupied pretty much every other room on our floor. They've turned the floor into a dorm, with name tags (i's are often dotted with hearts) and motivational posters hanging on the doors.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by DumbJaques » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:13 am

Mike Bentley and I are in our room in the Raddison near campus; some kind of high school or college girl's swim team has occupied pretty much every other room on our floor. They've turned the floor into a dorm, with name tags (i's are often dotted with hearts) and motivational posters hanging on the doors.
This is so much better than that time the Maryland squad had the only room on the floor not occupied by the Danish World's Strongest Man team. Magnussons were often umlauted.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by theMoMA » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:15 am

Sorry, could not get a court for Sunday. Basketball will have to wait for another tournament.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:56 pm

Stats up through lunch, play to resume around 2.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:37 pm

MO 2010: best team names out there.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:37 pm

Prelims are done, starting R10/P1 now.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:56 pm

Breakdown:

Laferbrook+Vintler are playing Magin et al to get the advantage in the final. Illinois is playing Michigan, with the former trying to imitate James T Farrell and come out of fucking nowhere to win. If Illinois wins, they play the loser of Laferbrook+Vintler for the disadvantage in the final.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:45 pm

Illinois and Magin et al are playing a play-in game, Magin is up 20 after 1.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:50 pm

Magin's team won the play-in, and won game 1 of the final.

Game 2 about to start.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:22 pm

Laferbrook Vintler won game 2 280-230.

Stats are up, including finals. Link is above.

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