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Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:13 pm

University of Minnesota Quizbowl will be hosting the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on April 2, 2011. This tournament will be written and edited by members of the University of Minnesota Quizbowl.

Location: This event will take place at Blegen Hall on the West Bank campus of the University. Blegen Hall is located at 269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455. A map can be found here. Games will start at 9:00.

Eligibility: Only undergraduate (and high school) students can play this tournament. If you are a grad student, you cannot play this event.

Difficulty: MUT 2011 will be in line with other novice tournaments such as recent incarnations of ACF Fall and past incarnations of MUT. Packets from 2010 can be found here

Mirrors: We are certainly interested in running mirrors of this tournament across the country. We are open to having the mirrors anytime from March 19-April 30. Please contact me at quizbowl@umn.edu if you'd like to mirror.
Northwest: Boise State 4/30
Southwest: Arizona State University 3/19
Midwest: Missouri (at Rock Bridge High School) 4/30
Great Lakes: Notre Dame 4/2
North: Minnesota 4/2
New England: Maryland 3/19
Southeast: North Georgia College & State University 4/2
South: Texas 4/23
UK: Manchester 4/30
Canada: McMaster 3/19
Northeast: MIT 4/23

Registration: If you would like to register a team for this tournament, please contact me at quizbowl@umn.edu

Costs and other discounts
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5
Moderator: -$10
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles by Google maps

Field (18)
Minnesota (3)
Drake (1)
Lawrence (3)
Northwestern (2)
Wisconsin (1)
Macalester (1)
Carleton (2)
Eden Prairie (1)
St. Thomas Academy (1)
St. Paul Central (1)
St. Olaf (1)
University of St. Thomas (1)
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by cornfused » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Yep, see you there. Maybe with two teams, but money might be an issue.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:21 pm

So Minnesota Undergraduate and High School Tournament?

MUHST doesn't sound as good as MUT.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:25 pm

nalin wrote:So Minnesota Undergraduate and High School Tournament?

MUHST doesn't sound as good as MUT.
Not sure what your point is; this is nothing new!
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Black-throated Antshrike » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:53 pm

any mirrors announced?
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:38 am

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:any mirrors announced?
Maryland, but it is not announced yet.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by indiaisasubcontinent7 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:31 am

Northwestern will bring 1-2 teams.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:35 am

Any chance this might get mirrored in the lower Midwest?

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Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:46 am

JackGlerum wrote:Any chance this might get mirrored in the lower Midwest?
I've heard talk of parties interested in mirroring MUT at any one of four sites in the lower Midwest. I'm hoping that will condense to one of two Chicago area sites.
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Post by minty064 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:47 pm

We'd love to know when there is a Maryland mirror. ~American University
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Cheynem » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:49 pm

In regards to packet submission, it's not necessary or required. If you'd like to write some questions for a potential discount, e-mail some of the Minnesota people to work things out, as we probably don't want full fledged packet submissions (some parts of the distribution are almost done already, so why would we ask you to write that?).
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Rococo A Go Go » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:25 am

Papa's in the House wrote:
JackGlerum wrote:Any chance this might get mirrored in the lower Midwest?
I've heard talk of parties interested in mirroring MUT at any one of four sites in the lower Midwest. I'm hoping that will condense to one of two Chicago area sites.
Is there any update on this?
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Charbroil » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:38 am

Hilltopper22 wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:
JackGlerum wrote:Any chance this might get mirrored in the lower Midwest?
I've heard talk of parties interested in mirroring MUT at any one of four sites in the lower Midwest. I'm hoping that will condense to one of two Chicago area sites.
Is there any update on this?
There was discussion of a mirror in Columbia, Missouri, according to Charlie Dees.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by cozort » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:46 pm

If Mizzou got a mirror together, Valley would definitely come.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by crobbins52 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:32 pm

Harding would also likely show up at a Mizzou mirror.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by suchacardinal » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:34 pm

I'm interested in going, I'll pitch the idea to my team Monday and get back to you.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:16 pm

suchacardinal wrote:I'm interested in going, I'll pitch the idea to my team Monday and get back to you.
If you aren't able to get an entire team together, you can always play solo for a discount, or get the same discount but request teammates from Minnesota.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Since Maryland is insufficiently "New England" for us, some coalition of Yale, Harvard, and MIT players will likely be staffing a delayed mirror of this at MIT in Cambridge, MA, on April 23rd. More info to follow...
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by suchacardinal » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:52 am

Sorry for the lateness of my reply, but I would like to confirm that Saint Thomas will have one team. However, we are going rouge and do not have the school's financial support. Is it possible to try and negotiate a slightly reduced fee?
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Coelacanth » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:38 pm

suchacardinal wrote:going rouge
you're all wearing red face makeup?

Sorry, couldn't resist. Great to see local high schools stepping up to play this event.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:58 pm

suchacardinal wrote:Sorry for the lateness of my reply, but I would like to confirm that Saint Thomas will have one team. However, we are going rouge and do not have the school's financial support. Is it possible to try and negotiate a slightly reduced fee?
Glad to see you managed to get a full team! Since you are a high school and going rogue, we can work out a reduced fee. Either email me at quizbowl@umn.edu, or we can figure it out on Saturday morning.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by ragarwala » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:58 pm

Eden Prairie is in the same situation as St. Thomas. We can bring one team though if finances work out.

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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Dan-Don » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:39 am

Have powermarks been added to the set since it was first played?
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:59 am

Dan-Don wrote:Have powermarks been added to the set since it was first played?
No, it still doesn't have powers.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by cornfused » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:08 pm

eliza.grames wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:Have powermarks been added to the set since it was first played?
No, it still doesn't have powers.
Damn.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by theMoMA » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:57 pm

Congratulations to Northwestern A for beating Lawrence A in a rousing final. Thanks to all of the teams for coming, and we hope you enjoyed the set!

Cumulative stats: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by Charbroil » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:13 pm

There seem to be a bit of a program with the statistics (specifically, trying to link to the team detail page from the standings, etc.)
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by cornfused » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:43 pm

Charbroil wrote:There seem to be a bit of a program with the statistics (specifically, trying to link to the team detail page from the standings, etc.)
This, and I think you might have Natalie and I switched in round 9.


But thanks to Minnesota for a fun tournament, and congratulations to Northwestern for the win!
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by theMoMA » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:23 am

Stats issues will be fixed when I get the password to the scobo account. Apologies for the delay. Anyone with corrections should email me.
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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

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Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Post by eliza.grames » Sun May 01, 2011 11:45 am

All mirrors have concluded and the packets will be archived soon. Thank you to everyone who played this tournament and we hope you enjoyed the question set.

This also means that the MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion can be opened up to specific discussion of questions.
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