Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by walter12 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:01 pm

Quentin Roper and myself are currently searching for 2 teammates. If you're interested e-mail me at paul-drube@uiowa.edu . Although we have already finished about half of our packet, we may politely ask any possible teammates to chip in and help us finish it off.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:42 pm

Harvard will be sending a team. Packet's nearly done.
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Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 2008

Post by wd4gdz » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 am

wd4gdz wrote:Florida State will be there, and I hope to see teams such as Maryland and Brown come as well.
I really hoped and thought I and/or FSU would be coming to this tournament, but it doesn't look like it right now. I apologize if I got anyone's hopes up.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by MLafer » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:37 pm

Ryan Westbrook, Evan Nagler and I will have a team...possibly looking for one more competent player/writer.

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:45 pm

Hey everyone, we'd like to start getting packets for this as soon as you're able to send them in.

I have posted a field update within the first post after the tournament announcement.

Also, I'm hoping for a status update on the following players/teams (ie: are you coming, have you found a team, do you want me to help you find a team, etc):
-Eric Mukherjee/Brown
-Maryland
-Brandeis
-Truman State (besides Kent)
-Chris Carter/various Minnesota HSers who would be interested in such things

If anyone else is coming to this, either with a whole team or as a free agent, please let me know as soon as you can.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Lapego1 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:21 pm

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like flying is in our budget for this year. Maybe next year. We plan on attending the MIT mirror though.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:03 pm

theMoMA wrote:Hey everyone, we'd like to start getting packets for this as soon as you're able to send them in.

I have posted a field update within the first post after the tournament announcement.

Also, I'm hoping for a status update on the following players/teams (ie: are you coming, have you found a team, do you want me to help you find a team, etc):
-Mike Bentley
-Eric Mukherjee/Brown
-Harvard
-Maryland
-Rom Masrour
-Mehdi Razvi/Penn
-Brandeis
-Truman State (besides Kent)
-Jonathan Magin

If anyone else is coming to this, either with a whole team or as a free agent, please let me know as soon as you can.
You have me listed on the Auroni team in the field update, which is the team I'm playing on.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by magin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:29 pm

Right now, I'm playing with Ike Jose; if anyone wants to join us (and write part of a packet), please email me at jsmagin at yahoo dot com.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Sir Thopas » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:53 pm

Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:Right now, I'm playing with Ike Jose;
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:36 pm

I have joined the team of Paul Drube & Quentin Roper, and I should be able to finish their packet by next Thursday, September 25 (+/- $0). We could still use a fourth player, though. If Lawrence University from Appleton, WI still has no plans of sending its own team, their Greg Peterson would be ideal. I can always be reached at indycars@uic.edu

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:52 pm

theMoMA wrote:Hey everyone, we'd like to start getting packets for this as soon as you're able to send them in.

I have posted a field update within the first post after the tournament announcement.

Also, I'm hoping for a status update on the following players/teams (ie: are you coming, have you found a team, do you want me to help you find a team, etc):
-Eric Mukherjee/Brown
-Maryland
-Brandeis
-Truman State (besides Kent)
-Chris Carter/various Minnesota HSers who would be interested in such things

If anyone else is coming to this, either with a whole team or as a free agent, please let me know as soon as you can.
Please note that I'm still hoping for information from the above people, as well as anyone else who plans to bring a team, or wants to join up with a team that's seeking another player. This includes you, University of Chicago.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:04 pm

Truman State will not be fielding a team.

Ryan Stander has joined my team with Jason Loy and Matt Chadbourne.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by cornfused » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:08 pm

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:I have joined the team of Paul Drube & Quentin Roper, and I should be able to finish their packet by next Thursday, September 25 (+/- $0). We could still use a fourth player, though. If Lawrence University from Appleton, WI still has no plans of sending its own team, their Greg Peterson would be ideal. I can always be reached at indycars@uic.edu

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Sorry, Rom, but I'm a) stuck in Appleton and b) probably not freelancing a packet.

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Ike » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:10 pm

Hey I need a ride from the airport Friday Night and a ride Sunday Evening or Monday Morning.
Is anyone willing to help me out here?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:39 pm

Ike wrote:Hey I need a ride from the airport Friday Night and a ride Sunday Evening or Monday Morning.
Is anyone willing to help me out here?
I think we're sending people out to help those at the airport get to campus or wherever they're staying using public transportation; we'll let you know when we know for sure.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:44 am

Much thanks to the Kent Buxton and Harvard teams for getting in your packets by yesterday's discount deadline.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theattachment » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:27 am

Ukonvasara wrote:
Ike wrote:Hey I need a ride from the airport Friday Night and a ride Sunday Evening or Monday Morning.
Is anyone willing to help me out here?
I think we're sending people out to help those at the airport get to campus or wherever they're staying using public transportation; we'll let you know when we know for sure.
Confirmed. I will at least be available to direct people on the Light Rail and on Metro Transit and I believe Bernadette will be as well.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:50 pm

The deadline for team registration is almost nigh. I'd like to know if you're planning to submit a packet before this weekend is over. The final packet deadline is just under two weeks away, and the no penalty deadline is today.

If you're already registered and listed in the field update, I assume that you're going to submit a packet, so no need to tell me that you are.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:05 pm

hey greg peterson how's that freelance packet coming
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:59 am

Hey guys, we'd love to get a bunch of packets as soon as possible. There are four teams who have submitted packets to me so far. Seven packets are still out there.

Also, I would really appreciate hearing from Chicago about how many teams they expect, because it affects how many house teams we will have in order to balance the field, and because of that, how many packets it is necessary for us to produce.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by marnold » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:38 pm

We have had one (1) practice so far this year, which a bunch of the old people did not attend. But I will claim (with reasonable degree of confidence) that we will have 3 teams.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

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marnold wrote:We have had one (1) practice so far this year, which a bunch of the old people did not attend. But I will claim (with reasonable degree of confidence) that we will have 3 teams.
Alright, awesome. As soon as you can get confirmation, rosters, and packets to us, please do.

See field update for a note on probable format.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by cornfused » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:11 pm

Procul wrote:hey greg peterson how's that freelance packet coming
It died. Probably not going to happen.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:39 pm

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

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Uh... Charlie, have I developed a reputation for flaking of which I'm not aware?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

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Please note that tonight is the deadline for submitting packets for Minnesota Open. If your packet isn't going to be in by tonight, you have to email me so that we can arrange something.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theattachment » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:38 pm

Hey people interested in Rob Pilatus:

If you're planning on staying for Sunday, I'd find it really helpful to hear if you're planning on playing trash. You still would have until that Friday night to finalize your registration (and Sunday to pay), but I want to start getting schedules together. You can reach me at either theattachment@SPAMBLOCKgmail.com or theattachment@ANOTHERSPAMBLOCKtmomail.net
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by enok walker » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:05 pm

you dont have me to mess around with no mo no mo no mo no mo
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

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enok walker wrote:I would go but I dunno how much money I'm expected to contribute as a single player
I think there are still teams looking for players.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by journterp » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:40 pm

Hey all,

So, due to a cash flow problem (I didn't have any), I didn't purchase my ticket till the last minute and am not leaving town until Monday morning. Is anybody staying over Sunday night who would be interested in splitting a hotel room of some kind? I can be reached at jeff.amoros@gmail.com. I'm on the Maryland team, btw.

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:22 am

Hey, the questions are done and will be sent to the mirrors shortly. See you all tomorrow, NO LATER THAN 8:15!! in the President's Room of Coffman.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by ClemsonQB » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:45 pm

Does the internet not exist in Minneapolis or is their some other reason as to why nothing has been posted about this?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:15 pm

ClemsonQB wrote:Does the internet not exist in Minneapolis or is their some other reason as to why nothing has been posted about this?
the tournament is still being played, dude! also shut up we'll be able to get onto arpanet any day now
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by ClemsonQB » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:24 pm

I realize that a tournament, to which I provided several questions, running a full round robin takes quite a while. I was just sort of looking for some updates, maybe.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theattachment » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:30 pm

I was planning to add updates, but got busy compiling for trash.

As of round 11, Carleton went home. Chicago A lost to Laferbrook, while Laferbrook lost twice to avoid the hellish scenario of a circle of death with Weiner's team, also with one loss. Chicago has a game in hand as well as a 60 point lead in PPG. Rob apparently elicits a ton of negs, as both Sorice and Westbrook have stacked up statlines like 1-2-7 and 0-1-6 in his room. Magin is currently leading for PPG with 94, followed by Weiner, Brendan, Seth and Sorice.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:38 pm

Some quick results: Snitches Get Stitches (Weiner/Dees/Boone/Carter) beat Chicago Roast Beef Icee (Teitler/Koo/Gauthier/Perkins) in the single-game final. SGS was down by 85 with four tossups remaining, but managed to pick up three of those tossups (the fourth went dead) and convert the bonuses well enough to win by five. The final score was 240-235. Leading individual scorers were Jonathan Magin, Brendan Byrne, and Matt Weiner, and the neg prize was won by Ryan Westbrook with 37(!); more detailed stats will be posted as soon as possible.

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Post by ClemsonQB » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:42 pm

Haha, yes. Thanks, ROB CARSON.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Gautam » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:14 pm

Stats are posted.

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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by marnold » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:29 pm

This may seem like totally lame quibbling (because it is), but I got screwed out of a power given to William in our round against Snitches get Stitches; I went 3-1-0 in that round. Clearly this is very important, because it helps Fred's fantasy team and it gives me the slightest of PPG advantages over David Seal. YES IN YOUR SETH-ROGEN-LIKE FACE DAVID SEAL
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by theMoMA » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:54 pm

While you're fixing that, would you mind turning on the Round Reports, Gautam?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by cornfused » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:49 am

marnold wrote:IN YOUR SETH-ROGEN-LIKE FACE DAVID SEAL
I can't believe I had not noticed that until now.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Pilgrim » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:39 am

Another minor stat error: I'm shown as having 5 negs against Snitches, but I had 0 in that round.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Cheynem » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:10 am

Wow, apparently I got a 15 in the Maryland game...although looking at the packet, this apparently was a mistake on someone's part because I clearly buzzed in after the power mark. I also thought I played against Carleton, but there are no stats for that game.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Gautam » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:50 pm

theMoMA wrote:While you're fixing that, would you mind turning on the Round Reports, Gautam?
Yeah.. I'll do that soon.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:36 pm

I really liked this tournament. I already went over and praised the actual set, so I have some stuff to talk about here. I thought all of the moderators were good, and the staffing seemed to go well. It would have been kind of fun to have the occasional stat posting, but really that is something that doesn't affect my enjoyment either way. My main problem with this tournament was just the same one as with most college tournaments I've gone to, which was that no matter what happened the schedule ended up pretty far off. I don't know when we started playing the finals, but it seemed pretty late. I do agree with Matt that it's better to focus on the main event than making sure side tournaments get in, but at the same time I do want to try and figure out what always seems to go wrong and get that under control so tournaments are run more efficiently. For what its worth, I don't think big round robins vs. rebracketing is the problem here, and I am a fan of playing the big round robin since that means you get to play against more people and everyone played the exact same schedule, making the results a little more overall meaningful, even if the individual games are not always as competitive. Especially at opens I like the system since the reason teams go to these events is to play a lot of quizbowl and run into all the good teams, which can't happen for a non-top team if they are put in a bracket with only a couple top teams. Speaking of what opens are and aren't for, they certainly aren't for teams to leave after a while because the questions aren't ultra-easy or their team isn't playing well. Carleton, this means you guys. You screwed over not only every team who was expecting to play a game against you (especially some who flew all the way in from places like DC), but also the tournament direction since they had to find someone to staff the room you were supposed to staff during your bye round. Luckily for you, your coach showed up by pure chance then or else something more frustrating would have had to happen. Really, this is what high level quizbowl is about, and everyone who really cares about good events is in agreement that what you pulled was really lame. Please, everyone, if you sign up for a tournament, stay until the tournament is over unless theres an emergency or you've already worked something out with the TD, or you will get people just as angry at you as people were over Carleton this weekend.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Ike » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:26 pm

I'm going to agree with Charlie on the Carleton issue. There really is not rationale for leaving early, especially when the field is from all over the place. I didn't get to enjoy Ted's literature, and while I wasn't infuriated, I was infuriated, and I hope someone from Carleton is reading the boards so that the next time they consider doing it, they won't unless extreme circumstances occur.
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:01 am

Results of the meta packet have been compiled at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/meta/meta_standings.html .
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by dschafer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:23 am

Matt Weiner wrote:Results of the meta packet have been compiled at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/meta/meta_standings.html .
Has the meta packet been posted online somewhere?
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Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:25 am

I'm deliberating whether the deluge of "STOP SUMMARIZING THINGS THAT ARE FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET ABOUT ME" complaints will be a worthwhile price to pay for posting it.
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