ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theMoMA » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:38 pm

This is a preliminary announcement for Minnesota's season-opening high school tournament, to be held on Saturday, October 11. The Ubu Roi will be held at Coffman Memorial Union, located at 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis 55455, on the beautiful University of Minnesota Campus.

We will begin registration at 8:00 AM, with games starting whenever we are ready. Please make an effort to be as on-time as possible so that we can use our time to play quizbowl and not to dilly-dally.

Rounds will be conducted on HSAPQ's packets of 20/20 tossup/bonuses. The tossups will be similar in length, style, and distribution to PACE, though they will be at the regular high school difficulty level. Further details are available upon request. Each team is guaranteed seven games, though we might change that in the upward direction at some point, since we really haven't discussed how the format will work and can't reasonably do so until we can figure out a rough estimate of how many teams will attend.

The tournament was initially going to be run on house-written questions, but we will now be using HSAPQ's excellent ACF-style set (the same one used at the Maryland Fall Classic) for this tournament.

Here's the fee table (subject to minor changes):
$70: Base Fee
-$10: Each additional team
-$10: Each working buzzer system
-$15: Out of state schools (once per school)

Please contact me at limozeen@gmail.com to register for the tournament, or if you have any questions at all about the tournament logistics, distribution, lodging suggestions, or anything else.

I hope to see a great turnout for what promises to be an awesome tournament in early October!

Stay tuned for periodic field updates, as well as more detailed logistics, such as start time, meeting room, etc.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theMoMA » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Field update:
Chaska (2)
"Sweden Berry" (1)
Minnetonka (3)
"The Whole Russian Army" (1)
Central (1)
Roseville (1)
St. Anthony (3)

More teams should contact me soon. If you're going to be playing this, please let me know by emailing limozeen@gmail.com
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theMoMA » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:33 pm

I'd love to get more registrations for this tournament. Also, please note that the tournament will now be run on HSAPQ's first ACF-style set (the set that was used for the Maryland Fall Classic).
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by sam.peterson » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:04 pm

It's great to see that some more teams are registered.

By "regular high school difficulty", are we talking answer selection similar to an IS-set?

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theMoMA » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:40 pm

sam.peterson wrote:It's great to see that some more teams are registered.

By "regular high school difficulty", are we talking answer selection similar to an IS-set?

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The difficulty should be typical of a fall invitational tournament. I would say it is typical of a HSAPQ set, but this is the first one.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by cdcarter » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:10 pm

Where in Coffman will registration happen?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theMoMA » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:19 pm

cdcarter wrote:Where in Coffman will registration happen?
Third floor, Mississippi Room. I'm going to send out an email tonight.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by theattachment » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:00 pm

No huge prelim surprises: Sweden Berry and Chaska A are 5-0, Minnetonka A and St. Anthony A are 4-1 and make up top rebracket. Craziness only ensued from lunch happening before 12 and restarting before 1.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:57 pm

Quick results: Chaska A cleared the field by two games after Sweden Berry lost a close final round game to Minnetonka A. Neg prize was The Bridges at Toko-Ri by James Michener. Full stats will be posted soon.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by Gautam » Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:30 pm

Prelim Stats

Playoff Stats.

Congratulations to Chaska for winning the tournament. It was good to see all the teams back in action again.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by cdcarter » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:34 pm

This tournament was a lot of fun! Good staffers, good questions, and good competition. Thank you guys, for running it, and for teams coming to play! This will be a good season for Minnesota.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by cdcarter » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:10 pm

gkandlikar wrote:Prelim Stats

Playoff Stats.

Congratulations to Chaska for winning the tournament. It was good to see all the teams back in action again.
Could we get some Round Report action?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

Post by Gautam » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:27 pm

Round reports are now visible, but only for the prelim+playoff stats.

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