Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by jmannor2 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:47 pm

Auburn might be able to do a southern mirror for this.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Muriel Axon » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:38 pm

So apparently I'm crap at time management, and while I can get the classical music side event done by this, it would probably be sketchier than I'd like. The responsible thing to do would be to postpone it. I have quite a bit done, so it's going to happen eventually.

With that, I suggest Mike Cheyne move his vanity event to earlier in the morning so that more people can play it.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:57 pm

I'm fine running my tournament (which will be six full packets--tossups and bonuses) whenever; historically, Minnesota has trouble getting Sunday rooms for the early morning, not sure if this has changed.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by OctagonJoe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:21 pm

I'll probably be around for this to staff or play on a shorthanded team.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:33 am

It's a little early but do you know where this tournament will be taking place?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Cheynem wrote:It's a little early but do you know where this tournament will be taking place?
I'll inquire with Eliza and Gaurav right now. I'm guessing Blegen Hall.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by MLafer » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:36 pm

Is there a field for this? Also, I don't think "Laferbrook" is officially signed up for this, so please sign us up. Also looking for two more teammates
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Strongside » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:00 am

I am a free agent for this tournament and am looking for a team/people to play with. My email is in my profile.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:28 pm

Field updated. We'd love to see some more teams register soon!
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:48 pm

I think my team should be in the field (me, Mike, Mike, and Alex).
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:55 pm

Cheynem wrote:I think my team should be in the field (me, Mike, Mike, and Alex).
Got it. I also am in the process of updating the side events, so let me know if I missed anything.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:58 pm

Our team is now Bernadette, Matt Hayes, and me, and we are in search of a new fourth.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by mhayes » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Will quizbowl basketball happen at night or in the afternoon?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cheynem » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:37 pm

Alex Gerten can no longer make MO, so our team is back to looking for a new fourth player.

Carsten, Brendan, anyone out there?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:42 am

Ukonvasara wrote:Our team is now Bernadette, Matt Hayes, and me, and we are in search of a new fourth.
Richard Yu has stepped into this hole. We will be providing him with a false beard and angry pills.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Strongside » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:13 pm

I am playing with Ryan Westbrook and Matt Lafer.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Camille Palkia » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:34 pm

I'm a free agent for this.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Hey all, I'm planning to cap the field at the current 11 teams. The tournament will likely consist of a full round robin followed by finals, unless there's a way to get a few more games in with 15 packets and 11 teams that I haven't thought of yet.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:24 pm

Car$ten Gehring is our new fourth.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:09 am

Mike's post reminded me: if you haven't already, could you please send me your roster? If you don't know if you've sent it to me, check the field update in the second post of this thread.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:08 pm

Our team's bringing a buzzer, by the way.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:49 am

I can bring a buzzer if needed but would prefer not to.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by mhayes » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:17 pm

Is anyone looking to share a hotel room on Friday night?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:23 pm

I just updated the first post with logistical info. To wit, we're hosting in Blegen Hall (269 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis). Registration will last from 8am until 8:25. Rounds will start promptly at 8:30. Don't be late.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:26 pm

mhayes wrote:Is anyone looking to share a hotel room on Friday night?
If you're willing to sleep on the floor (or possibly a chair depending on the layout of the room), you can crash in our hotel room.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Yeah, that's a thing » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:35 pm

I'm writing five rounds of trash tossups for DCC's alumni tournament, and should have them done in time if anyone wants to hear them at some point this weekend. Distro is 6 movie 6 music 3 video game and 5 other (TV, books, internet, etc) per round. People seemed to like the last iteration of trash I wrote that was played at KABO, for what that's worth.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Yeah, that's a thing wrote:I'm writing five rounds of trash tossups for DCC's alumni tournament, and should have them done in time if anyone wants to hear them at some point this weekend. Distro is 6 movie 6 music 3 video game and 5 other (TV, books, internet, etc) per round. People seemed to like the last iteration of trash I wrote that was played at KABO, for what that's worth.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:50 pm

A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.

12/12 Big Three
4/4 Literature
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1/1 Philosophy
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1/1 Painting
1/1 Non-opera Music
1/1 Other arts

2/2 Social Sciences + Geography + Current Events
at least 1/1 Social Sciences
at least 1/0 or 0/1 Geography or Current Events

1/1 Your Choice
1/1 pop culture, sports, general knowledge, or additional/fringe academic [no more than one question on any given topic, trash is fun, but try some accessible creative ideas here]
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:15 pm

theMoMA wrote:A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.
How many packets will there be in the final set, for scheduling purposes?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Auroni » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:59 pm

RyuAqua wrote:
theMoMA wrote:A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.
How many packets will there be in the final set, for scheduling purposes?
13 (5 submitted, 8 editors). Editors 7 and 8 are intended as finals packets.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Muriel Axon » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:22 am

Are there powers?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

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Yes.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by OctagonJoe » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Is basketball still on the schedule for Friday night?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

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OctagonJoe wrote:Is basketball still on the schedule for Friday night?
See: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13782
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:55 pm

The set is done and I just emailed it to Columbia. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:22 pm

After round 8 (one protest pending between Chicago A and B): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/round_8/
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:40 pm

Congratulations to Seth, Selene, Jeff, and their erstwhile teammate Jon Pennington for defeating Michigan (Will, Kurtis, Libo, Bryan) in the first game of an advantaged final.

Thanks for coming, everyone! Hope you all had a good time.

Final stats with final records: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/

Please don't discuss the set publicly because a Canada mirror may be pending.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:27 pm

theMoMA wrote:Congratulations to Seth, Selene, Jeff, and their erstwhile teammate Jon Pennington for defeating Michigan (Will, Kurtis, Libo, Bryan) in the first game of an advantaged final.

Thanks for coming, everyone! Hope you all had a good time.

Final stats with final records: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/

Please don't discuss the set publicly because a Canada mirror may be pending.
Will there be a private subforum to discuss specifics soon? There is a lot to discuss.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Cody » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:29 pm

There is already a private forum set up. It is called 'Minnesota Open V'. You can request to join it from User Control Panel > Usergroups.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:56 am

Hey, just so everyone knows, the Canada mirror of MO will be happening sometime in January. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please cordon off your question-specific comments within the private discussion forum. Everyone in the great white north surely appreciates it.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:06 am

theMoMA wrote:Hey, just so everyone knows, the Canada mirror of MO will be happening sometime in January. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please cordon off your question-specific comments within the private discussion forum. Everyone in the great white north surely appreciates it.
Considering the not-so-great stats put up at KABO and QUARK, which Canadian university is planning to host this?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by theMoMA » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:12 am

I'm not sure. Jordan Palmer contacted me, so perhaps Ottawa? He said there'd be more details soon.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Post by minusfive » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:01 pm

I can confirm that the University of Ottawa is planning to host the tournament in mid-January. We are still finalizing the date (and of course wouldn't announce without final approval of logistics by the writers) but yes, U of O, January.
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