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Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:35 pm
by romgl
The University of Minnesota Quizbowl Team is happy to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament on March 3, 2018. The tournament will be held in Folwell Hall, and registration will begin at 8:30 AM in room 108 with play beginning at 9 AM. This is an open tournament, and difficulty is expected to be roughly nationals-minus.

Fee Structure
Base fee: $120 per team
Buzzer: -$5/approved system
Staffer: -$15/approved staffer
Travel: -$10/200 miles one way

Registration
To register, please email suacb@umn.edu with your information and any questions that you may have.

Payment
Checks should be made to the "University of Minnesota Quizbowl Team" and either brought the day of or mailed to arrive by March 2, 2018. In agreement with the global announcement, a $25 penalty for payment after the date of the tournament will be enforced.

Field
*The field is currently capped at 12 teams and will be expanded pending interest
BHSU A
Chicago (x3)
Dylan/Jakob/Andrew W./Benji
Michigan
Michigan+MSU
Mike C./Andrew H./Ramapriya/Ryan
Minnesota (2)
St. Olaf+Carleton
Eliza/Peter/Alex/Geoffrey

Any questions should be sent to suacb@umn.edu.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm
by Guile Island
I'm probably going to this site and am currently a free agent. Shoot me a message if you want to team up.

EDIT: Looks like I'm teaming up with Jakob Myers and Andrew Wang for this. We tentatively have a fourth as well but I'll wait for them to confirm that they can actually go before I let the cat out of the bag.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:44 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Robert Williams Avenger wrote:I'm probably going to this site and am currently a free agent. Shoot me a message if you want to team up.
Same except less competitive.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:06 pm
by Cheynem
I'd like to go to this, if I can get the time off. Will you be mirroring side events?

I am looking for a team, but there's a big IF if I can make this (my mom's having surgery around this time, but the date isn't finalized yet).

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:10 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Seems perfectly possible to run at least Scattegories 2!

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:14 pm
by Iamteehee
Granny Soberer wrote:
Robert Williams Avenger wrote:I'm probably going to this site and am currently a free agent. Shoot me a message if you want to team up.
Same except less competitive.
Same except even less competitive (and also a high schooler).

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:59 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
First side event announced: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20791

We'll also likely be running at least two more (Scattergories 2, Aidan's architecture tournament).

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:11 pm
by Cheynem
I'm now certainly going to this, so I am looking for a team.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:06 pm
by Things Fall Apart
I would like to play this if someone would take me on their team.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:26 pm
by CPiGuy
I've just announced a visual geography tournament, and I'd love to run it Saturday night either before or after Scattergories 2 for anyone who's interested.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:28 am
by Cheynem
Andrew the Hart and I are looking for teammates for the main event.

Update: Our teammates are both named R.R.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 am
by CPiGuy
Michigan can only bring 6 people, so me and Kazuma Shimanaka are looking for two teammates to join "Michigan B", preferably who know literature/arts but whatever. PM or email me if you're interested.

Edit: We're playing with Conner Reynolds and Harris Bunker.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm
by Iamteehee
I'm still available, in case anyone is looking for another player.
I play science.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:15 pm
by Pilgrim
I'm considering coming to this. Anybody still looking for teammates?

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:59 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Pilgrim wrote:I'm considering coming to this. Anybody still looking for teammates?
Pick Geoffrey!

Also, side event update: I believe the current plan is to run Scattergories Saturday night and architecture Sunday after ACRONYM.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:59 pm
by CPiGuy
Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Pilgrim wrote:I'm considering coming to this. Anybody still looking for teammates?
Pick Geoffrey!

Also, side event update: I believe the current plan is to run Scattergories Saturday night and architecture Sunday after ACRONYM.
It should probably be mentioned that signups for both Scattergories and ACRONYM can be found in this spreadsheet.

Also, I'd like to run Entirely Real Landscapes after Scattergories if a) there's no widespread objection to it and b) Minnesota can provide one or more rooms with a projector. I know that will be rather late but the tournament will probably have 5-6 visual packets so it shouldn't take too long.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:28 am
by Guile Island
I'm down like a clown for some real landscapes.

Looking for a teammate for architecture if that's being run as doubles, I'm not sure.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:33 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Robert Williams Avenger wrote:Looking for a teammate for architecture if that's being run as doubles, I'm not sure.
Probably just gonna be a shootout, perhaps with promotion/relegation depending on the field.
CPiGuy wrote:Also, I'd like to run Entirely Real Landscapes after Scattergories if a) there's no widespread objection to it and b) Minnesota can provide one or more rooms with a projector. I know that will be rather late but the tournament will probably have 5-6 visual packets so it shouldn't take too long.
The projector seems doable; time will probably be the bigger issue, given the campus staff's increasing tendency to push us out of rooms.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 am
by Cheynem
Maybe if you just do a shootout at lunch?

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:08 pm
by Fuddle Duddle
Robert Williams Avenger wrote:I'm down like a clown for some real landscapes.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 am
by Shorts are comfy and easy to wear
Like several people before me, I'm going to put out a broad call for teammates and express my excitement for Entirely Real Landscapes. For the main tournament, I'd prefer people who know science and lit, but I'd be happy to play with anyone.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:11 pm
by CPiGuy
Cheynem wrote:Maybe if you just do a shootout at lunch?
I'm not sure if lunch is long enough for that, especially since eating is also a thing people want to do at lunch, but I'm certainly open to doing, say, 2 packets at lunch and 3 at the end of the day, or something like that, if that would be a better time schedule for the hosts.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:41 am
by Guile Island
Benji Nguyen has replaced Athena on our team.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:45 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
There are currently 5-ish teams on the signup spreadsheet for Scattegories. If enough people don't materialize for 6 teams, I'll request that people consolidate into 4 teams, some of which will have a fifth player.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:49 pm
by CPiGuy
Me, Kazuma, and Harris are looking for a fourth since Conner can't make it. Lit knowledge preferred, but really any fourth player would be good.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm
by OctagonJoe
I don't know if this will cause any issues for quizbowlers, but there is a road closure on I-35W this weekend to be aware of.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:57 pm
by Progcon
CPiGuy wrote:Me, Kazuma, and Harris are looking for a fourth since Conner can't make it. Lit knowledge preferred, but really any fourth player would be good.
Also, Jakob and I are staying at a hotel near the airport and need a ride Saturday morning. If anyone could pick either of us on the way to UMN Saturday morning, that would be super helpful. We are flying in Friday morning. Please PM me ASAP if you can help out. Much appreciated.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:45 pm
by Panayot Hitov
Progcon wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:Me, Kazuma, and Harris are looking for a fourth since Conner can't make it. Lit knowledge preferred, but really any fourth player would be good.
Also, Jakob and I are staying at a hotel near the airport and need a ride Saturday morning. IF anyone could pick either of us on the way to UMN Saturday morning, that would be super helpful. We are flying in Friday morning. Please PM me ASAP if you can help out. Much appreciated.
If nothing works out, airport - blegen hall on the light rail is pretty straightforward

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:45 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:There are currently 5-ish teams on the signup spreadsheet for Scattegories. If enough people don't materialize for 6 teams, I'll request that people consolidate into 4 teams, some of which will have a fifth player.
Looks like there is a perfect number of people for 4 teams of 5. The easiest thing would be for the two teams that currently have two people to combine, and then for each of the free agents to join one of the teams, but I'll let people decide how they want to arrange themselves.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:21 pm
by Cheynem
I think there are more people who haven't signed up, if that means anything.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:25 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
They'd best sign up then! (I see that one more person has since signed up - so we'll have enough for six teams if a couple more people join, which seems plausible.)

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:20 pm
by Cheynem
Where in Blegen are we meeting?

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:39 am
by Iamteehee
A post by Brian Kalathiveetil in the discord says it will be in Folwell Hall and that the details *might* have been emailed by Jason.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:50 am
by Progcon
Given that I did not get this logistics email, can someone please forward it to me? harrisbunker@gmail.com

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:02 am
by Cheynem
I also did not receive the e-mail, so that might not have actually happened. Hopefully someone will clarify if the tournament is in Blegen or Folwell as those buildings are not near each other.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:17 am
by Panayot Hitov
I have also not been emailed.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:28 am
by AsherJ
Sorry about the confusion. The tournament will be in Folwell Hall. Logistics email coming ASAP.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:28 pm
by Progcon
CPiGuy wrote:Me, Kazuma, and Harris are looking for a fourth since Conner can't make it. Lit knowledge preferred, but really any fourth player would be good.
In addition to this, because of bad weather, Conor Thompson also can't make it so it's just me and Kazuma on our team right now. We would definitely appreciate another player or two. PM me if interested. :)

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:25 pm
by romgl
Stats are up! Congratulations to BHSU A for going undefeated, and thanks to everyone for coming to the tournament!

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:14 am
by Cheynem
Scattergories 2 finished in a tie between Auroni/Halle/Ramapriya and Mike/Andrew/Tamara/Shan. The final will be played tomorrow (?).

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:08 pm
by Cheynem
We played the final and Auroni's team won on the tiebreaker question.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:47 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Thanks so much to everyone for coming out here; it was great to see a field like this at a Minnesota event, and I hope to see and take part in more similar events in the future.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:47 am
by Cheynem
you dog where da other stats at

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Cheynem wrote:you dog where da other stats at
Will has the Scattergories stats; I'll put up the ACRONYM stats tomorrow.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:01 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
I have the Scattergories scoresheets but I also have a bunch of work to catch up with when I get home, so the stats won't be up until Wednesday, probably.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:52 pm
by theMoMA
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I have the Scattergories scoresheets but I also have a bunch of work to catch up with when I get home, so the stats won't be up until Wednesday, probably.
staaaaaaaaaaats

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:38 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
I've been sick in bed the last day and a half, so stats will be up tomorrow at the earliest.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 am
by Cheynem
That's what happens when you play trash.

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 pm
by Beast Mode

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:43 pm
by Cheynem
Wow, our team was really good at powering things (25 powers, more than all the other teams combined). By himself, Shan had more powers than any other single team and Tamara had the same amount as any other single team.