MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

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MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:33 pm

Minnesota will be hosting MUT sometime in March. We're soliciting mirrors in every region. Teams that have already contacted us about mirroring will have priority if they indeed submit a bid. Because March is the time of Spring Breaks, it's likely that mirrors will take place on different weekends. We also will consider bids for sites who want to run a separate tournament on Fake ICT weekend, either a DII field, or a Sunday event.

We're going to shake up packet sub this year; any team attending any mirror may submit a packet, but is not required to do so. For now, it appears that we will not require teams attending the Minnesota site to submit a packet, but they are strongly encouraged to write one.

The packet-writing schedule will be posted when we figure out when various mirrors will be held. The first deadline will definitely be February 1, though. If you have a packet by then, you will receive $50 off your fee.

Stay tuned for more info, and please email me at limozeen@gmail.com if you want to host a mirror sometime in March.

Packet-writing

Packets are optional at all sites. Anyone submitting a packet by February 14 will get $30 off. Anyone submitting a packet by February 28 will get $10 off. Half-packets are also acceptable; simply halve the discounts from before to get your discount. The Minnesota team will be writing the rest of the packets.

Costs and other discounts

Base fee: $120
Buzzer: -$5
Moderator: -$15
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles by Google maps

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We are partnering with Hampshire College in the northeast, UCLA in the west, and Tulsa in the lower midwest/plains for this tournament. We are actively seeking mirrors in other regions, specifically the mid-Atlantic and the southeast. Something in the Illinois area might work too, if teams from there are unwilling to travel to Minnesota. The cost to mirror is $30 per non-house team.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:13 pm

If UW doesn't end up hosting ACF Winter (and maybe even if it does) we'd probably be up for mirroring this tournament.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by Matt Weiner » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:16 pm

Hey, due to all of the open weekends in the area falling on our spring break, VCU will not be able to mirror MUT in the Mid-Atlantic in 2009 as we did in 2008. I encourage anyone around here who is looking to get into tournament hosting to contact Andrew about doing this event, as it was a great set last time and serves a valuable role as a well-written and controlled-difficulty tournament for undergrads only.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by theMoMA » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:09 pm

Also please note: we are attempting to get the building for March 7 for the Minnesota site. The only reason I haven't announced the date for sure is because our room reservations are being held for some reason.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by CarletonQB » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:06 pm

Any update? If this will indeed be on for March 7, Carleton will surely attend, probably with multiple teams. No other weekend in March would be possible for us as a team, due to winter term exams and spring break. (A tournament during our spring break could still possibly draw some of our staying-in-the-area players on their own.)
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by cornfused » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:05 pm

Lawrence won't be there if it's in March - we have all the problems that Carleton has, plus half of our team is in Oklahoma City March 4-8.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by theMoMA » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:15 pm

March 7 is when it will be.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:34 pm

Has anybody in the Northeast expressed interest in attending a mirror/hosting a mirror of MUT?
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:41 pm

HKirsch wrote:Has anybody in the Northeast expressed interest in attending a mirror/hosting a mirror of MUT?
IIRC, HIPPIE will be a MUT mirror.

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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by BuzzerZen » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:16 am

dtaylor4 wrote:
HKirsch wrote:Has anybody in the Northeast expressed interest in attending a mirror/hosting a mirror of MUT?
IIRC, HIPPIE will be a MUT mirror.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by evilmonkey » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:24 pm

Despite being on spring break, a couple of our players are from the Minnesota area, so Notre Dame will have a team at MUT.
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Re: MUT: Sometime in March

Post by Gautam » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:52 pm

evilmonkey wrote:Despite being on spring break, a couple of our players are from the Minnesota area, so Notre Dame will have a team at MUT.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by ZebraDooley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:21 am

Have any Southeast MUT mirrors been announced yet? I hope so...

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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:19 pm

ZebraDooley wrote:Have any Southeast MUT mirrors been announced yet? I hope so...
Nothing yet, though we do have agreements with Tulsa and Hampshire so far.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Auroni » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:22 pm

Do you have UCLA down as the site for the West mirror? We'll bring a team or two to that.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:31 pm

JelloBiafra wrote:Do you have UCLA down as the site for the West mirror? We'll bring a team or two to that.
Oops, I knew I forgot someone.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:58 pm

Please note the above changes in packet-writing information.

Also, we are seeking hosts to mirror this in the mid-Atlantic and southeast, so if you'd like to host, please let me know at limozeen@gmail.com.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by cvdwightw » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:10 pm

Not that I'm going to be playing in any of the mirrors or anything, but is this tournament using the official ACF distribution or the modified form used for MUT last year?
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:49 pm

cvdwightw wrote:Not that I'm going to be playing in any of the mirrors or anything, but is this tournament using the official ACF distribution or the modified form used for MUT last year?
Official ACF distribution. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by jazzerpoet » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:49 am

I just wanted to let everyone know (especially teams in the Southwest/Lower Midwest) that Oklahoma will be hosting this mirror instead of Tulsa. Also, it will be held on Sunday March 8th, due to NAQT Oklahoma State being held on Saturday March 7th in Stillwater.

Hopefully, the guys at OU will post an announcement soon. Last year's set was enjoyable, so I hope that the Southwest can again experience a fantastic mACF set.

Thanks.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:33 am

We have recently reached mirror agreements with Maryland in the mid-Atlantic and Louisiana-Lafayette in the Southeast. We're still open to having mirrors somewhere in the Ohio/Illinois area, in Florida, or in the Pacific Northwest. Please contact us if you'd like to mirror MUT in one of these regions.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:23 pm

Could we have a field update for the U of M site?

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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:26 pm

Field update:

Carleton: 2 teams
EPHS: 1 team
Iowa: 1 team
Northwestern (IL): 1 team
Grinnell: 1 team
Drake: 1 team
St. Thomas: 2 teams
Wisconsin: 1+ teams
Trevor Davis: 1 team

The 11 team field is finalized.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Pilgrim » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:02 am

I will be home for spring break, so I'll come play this solo.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:35 am

Tournament info:

It's going to be held at Blegen Hall (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/BlegH/ for parking info).

Registration begins at 8:00; games hopefully by 8:45.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by cdcarter » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:00 am

Hey Andrew,
I'm/South is unable to play this, sorry.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:28 pm

The (likely) final field update is posted above.
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Post by theMoMA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:50 pm

And nevermind about a bye-less round robin. Three teams playing at our site (EPHS, Carleton, Iowa) were kind enough to write packets, so we will have to have a bye. There will be a Minnesota house team if Wisconsin brings two teams.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:17 pm

The 11-team field is finalized. The format will be a full round robin with a final if necessary. See you all at Blegen at 8 tomorrow.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by theMoMA » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:31 pm

Hey everyone,

Here's the final field for MUT.

Carleton: 2 teams
EPHS: 1 team
Iowa: 1 team
Northwestern (IL): 1 team
Grinnell: 1 team
Drake: 1 team
St. Thomas: 2 teams
Wisconsin: 1+ teams
Trevor Davis: 1 team

We will have a full round robin, followed by and advantaged finals if necessary.

Please be in Room 10 of Blegen (a large lecture hall in the basement) for registration between 8:00 and 8:30 tomorrow morning.

See this thread for payment info: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 13#p108013
Go to this website for parking info: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/BlegH/

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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:56 pm

QUICK RESULTS: Trevor Davis goes undefeated in the prelims and defeats Carleton B in the second game of an advantaged final. Stats to follow soon.

EDIT: Final stats are at the same link as before; namely, http://www.tc.umn.edu/~kand0028/quiz_bo ... dings.html. Fifteen minutes after the tournament, fools!
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by OctagonJoe » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:15 pm

I think the final score of the second final is wrong. Trevor had a score ending in 5 and needed to get one bonus part to beat us, so I think the final score was something like 280-305 (although I'm basing this only off of recollection and not a stat sheet. I'll ask Frank about it if need be).
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Pilgrim » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:40 pm

I have 300-285 as the final score for the second final (I needed two bonus parts to win).
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by OctagonJoe » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:58 pm

That's what Frank thought the score was after I just talked to him about it.
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Gautam » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:34 pm

You guys are all correct. stats have been updated.

EDIT: round report included
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by sam.peterson » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:09 pm

gkandlikar wrote:EDIT: round report included
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:54 pm

Is the set getting posted, or are there more mirrors?
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Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:24 pm

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Is the set getting posted, or are there more mirrors?
UW has a mirror on 4/25.
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