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Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Re: "Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)

We’ve decided to shift the date of “Summer” Open 2019 to mid-November in part due to an excellent suggestion from Jacob Reed. We believe this adjustment will allow us to avoid the downsides of a mid-August date (fatigue from/proximity to CO, coinciding with the start of the semester, etc.) while als...
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

"Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)

We’re pleased to announce "Summer" Open 2019, a mid-November open tournament. The intended difficulty is somewhere approximately halfway between “regular difficulty” and Chicago Open, or very roughly on par with VCU Open 2015. The set will be edited and written by Aseem Keyal, Jason Golfinos, Kenji ...
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 6348

Re: Words and Objects

This is a really fun set - people should definitely play it at a mirror or online!
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 5425

Re: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

Kasper Kaijanen wrote:
Unicolored Jay wrote: 10. Oklahoma (UG)
11. Missouri
12. WUSTL A
Take that, Itamar/Charles.
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/g ... _id=748236
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 14796

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I'd be intrigued to see how Auroni's goal of including more clues about the "academic study" of literature/history/etc. in leadins worked out in terms of generating early buzzes -- I didn't see any buzzes on most of those clues, so it'd be interesting to see how they played out at other sites.
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Mizzou (2/3/2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

NAQT SCT at Mizzou (2/3/2018)

The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce that the Central site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament will take place on February 3, 2018. Location: This tournament will take place at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Details of which building we will use will be ann...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II @ Mizzou (11/18/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

WAO II @ Mizzou (11/18/17)

Hello everyone! The University of Missouri-Columbia is pleased to announce that we will be mirroring WAO II on Saturday, November 18, 2017. This tournament is open to anyone to play; however, school teams are encouraged to play with each other. Other details, such as the distribution and the difficu...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Mizzou (11/19/17)
Replies: 0
Views: 953

Penn Bowl @ Mizzou (11/19/17)

Hello everyone! The University of Missouri-Columbia is pleased to announce that we will be mirroring Penn Bowl on Sunday, November 19, 2017. This tournament is closed, meaning teams have to consist of students attending a single school. Other details, such as the distribution and the difficulty, can...
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Tue May 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement
Replies: 41
Views: 18963

Re: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement

We played through MASSOLIT earlier today as a shootout at Mizzou. Here are the statlines:

Itamar Naveh-Benjamin: 36/38/42/15 = 1635 points
Charles Hang: 6/12/26/12 = 500 points
Joe Stitz: 9/10/10/4 = 410 points
Nathan Kempf: 0/0/3/0 = 30 points
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Thu May 04, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 12168

Re: Subject-specific player polls

This data is pretty fascinating -- is TTIAC clear? If so, would it be possible to see the rest of the buzzpoints from the main site?
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 15787

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:There are definitely more mirrors. I know at least that Northmont, OH is mirroring it on May 20.
There's also a DII mirror at Mizzou.
This has been cancelled due to lack of interest - if we decide to try to host next year, we'll be sure to announce it more than three weeks ahead of time.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANCELLED: DII ICT mirror @ Mizzou (4/15/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

CANCELLED: DII ICT mirror @ Mizzou (4/15/17)

Greetings! The University of Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce our mirror of NAQT's DII ICT set on April 15, 2017. This tournament will be directed by our club VP, Diana Harmata. Logistics: The tournament will (likely) take place in the Arts & Sciences Building. Registration will start at 8:30 am...
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2683

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

Round 2, tossup 8: I believe Fjalar and Galar killed the dimwitted Gilling, rather than his somewhat more intelligent son Suttung. A side note about the DI set: was it intentionally more difficult to power than last year's set? Many questions, particularly in literature, struck me as bereft of middl...
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO @ Mizzou (1/28/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

WAO @ Mizzou (1/28/17)

This is the official announcement for the University of Missouri-Columbia's mirror of the Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. The tournament is advertised as regular-plus in terms of difficulty. The exact building is still TBD, but will likely be the Arts & Sciences Bui...
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Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 33456

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

MARTYNAS JABLONKIS will also be delayed until a date TBD.
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10779

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

A small correction to TU 5 in Packet 14: Myles' sister is Chloe, not Connie.
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX at Mizzou -- November 12, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

Re: Terrapin XXIX at Mizzou -- November 12, 2016

I updated the main post to reflect a date change -- our mirror will now be held on November 12th, instead of on the 19th.
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX at Mizzou -- November 12, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

Terrapin XXIX at Mizzou -- November 12, 2016

I'm pleased to announce that the University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be mirroring this year's excellent Terrapin set on November 12, 2016. Eligibility and set information can be found in the main announcement thread. Location: TBD (likely either the Arts & Sciences building or Strickland Hall)...
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Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall @ Mizzou (November 5th, 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

2016 ACF Fall @ Mizzou (November 5th, 2016)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Midwest site of ACF Fall 2016 , to be held at The University of Missouri-Columbia on Saturday, 5 November 2016 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. Our field will be capp...
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Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2943

Re: General Discussion

This set was incredibly fun to play. Our site played the set as a shootout, and so everyone present was grateful for the related bonus format; even if a player only buzzed a few times throughout the entire day, they were guaranteed a bonus on a topic they were at least somewhat familiar with. To ech...
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)

This happened. Because of low turnout, we played both events as shootouts. For Listory, everyone except Charles and me left after round 6. Here are scores: Listory: (over 8 rounds) Itamar: 15/56/9 + 860 bonus points = 1600 Charles Hang: 11/59/15 + 800 bonus points = 1480 Joe Stitz: 2/7/4 + 50 bonus ...
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Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BURI - Myth Side Event
Replies: 17
Views: 8123

Re: BURI - Myth Side Event

Auks Ran Ova wrote: :sad:
:sad: :sad:
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Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)

Based on email responses, we'll play Listory as triples, ARTSEE as doubles, and BURI as a shootout.

Here's a spreadsheet for team formation.
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Side Events @ Mizzou -- (8/6/16)

Hi there! The University of Missouri-Columbia will be hosting some of the "Summer Side Event Weekend" events - namely, Listory , BURI , and ARTSEE - on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Pricing information will be made available shortly. For the sake of timeliness, we believe that roughly half of the List...
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Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BURI - Myth Side Event
Replies: 17
Views: 8123

Re: BURI - Myth Side Event

This looks great. My one concern is that given but I will reduce it to $0/player if someone (or multiple people) can promise me that that they will write a myth side event for next summer. and that this is at least the third gen myth side event, how exhausted is the myth canon going to be if a four...
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Thu May 05, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 11717

Re: Specific question discussion

Perhaps people who know more about NMR (Billy? Andrew?) can correct me, but the aqua regia tossup included a rather dubious clue: "This substance, which is preferred over chromic acid to clean NMR tubes..." From my limited experience, acetone is generally the go-to "substance" used in cleaning NMR t...
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 3598

Re: Errata

The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds. Late response here, but this is correct; it's a Raphael painting being parodied by Joseph Reynolds. The reverse would be quite a temporal coup. Sorry - my point was that the tossup claims that "Joseph Reynolds" ...
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Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 3598

Re: Errata

The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds.
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Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 11717

Re: Specific question discussion

I was a big fan of the set's creative art answerlines, which seem mostly attributable to Andrew Hart - it was exciting not to hear a single tossup on a painter or a specific work until Round 5. In particular, I enjoyed the questions about the prodigal son, New Mexico, and pools. I'm pretty sure that...
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Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 9533

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

I believe Dante is actually lurking in the left background of Rossetti's Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah.
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Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK XVII Mirror at Truman State University (01/23/2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 3039

Re: MLK XVII Mirror at Truman State University (01/23/2016)

I'd love to play Eyes afterwards, but I don't think the latest iteration will be available by January 23rd.
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Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open @ Berkeley (Dec 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 5455

Re: Missouri Open @ Berkeley (Dec 5)

Charbroil wrote:
czheng0708 wrote:Complete prelim stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
Your team detail files seem to only have information for two rounds.
The combined report seems to have the full team details, though the standings are incomplete.
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Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9682

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

jfuchs wrote:In the Hofmannsthal bonus (round 10 maybe?), it sounded like the expected answer to the first part was Chandros instead of Chandos.
My apologies; this has been fixed.
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Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10430

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:I don't think Columbia B got 15 10s in their first round; this is deflating their PPB. One of their players is listed as getting 10 tossups, and I suspect the correct number is 1.
Similarly, I think it is unlikely they broke 30 PPB against MIT B.
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9682

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

Fairly disappointed that the minotaur clue in the "nine" tossup wasn't changed (or, better, removed)--I guarantee no one playing the questions knows or cares which source said what time period, so including that makes it functionally ambiguous and technically not protestable. I don't think there's ...
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Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 2863

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)

WUSTL A cleared the field with a 12-0 record. Illinois A came in second.

Prelim stats are here. Playoff stats will be uploaded soon.
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 2863

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)

The recent registration of WUSTL B and The Colonels means our field is now full. We will expand if teams can bring staffers.
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Playtesting
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: Missouri Open Playtesting

I'd like to playtest the American Literature this coming Tuesday evening. Please PM me if you're interested in helping, and are sure you won't be playing the set.
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Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 16786

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015

Minnesota will indeed host a mirror -- Shan mentioned 10/24, but I'll confirm before listing it.

There will be some overlap between MSU and Mizzou (for example, I believe UIUC intends to attend the MSU mirror), but we never expected the Mizzou mirror would attract that many teams in the first place.
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Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 2863

Missouri Open Mirror at Mizzou (October 31, 2015)

The University of Missouri-Columbia will be hosting a mirror of the Missouri Open set ( details here ) on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. All players are eligible. I will serve as tournament director for the event. Logistics: The tournament will likely take place in the Arts & Sciences building. I wil...
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 16786

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015

The first post has been updated to reflect that the single-school discount will apply to teams from a single college OR teams from a single high school.
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Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 16786

Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)

I’m pleased to announce Missouri Open 2015 , a regular difficulty college tournament planned for the fall of 2015. Questions will be written and edited by Will Alston, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, and Shan Kothari, with additional writing contributions from Rohith Nagari and Ewan Macaulay. We are aiming f...
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Fri May 08, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 40392

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

Will Alston and I are collaborating on an open set slated for October/November. The target difficulty will be Regionals+, with a distribution and question length limit somewhat similar to NAQT. Shan Kothari has joined the project to work on the Biology + Other Science, but we are still searching for...
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: ACF Regionals @ University of Missouri (1/24/15)
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

CANCELLED: ACF Regionals @ University of Missouri (1/24/15)

Hi there! The University of Missouri-Columbia will be hosting a lower Midwest mirror of ACF Regionals on January 24th, 2015. I, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, will be directing the tournament. Please refer to this thread for general details about ACF Regionals. Registration Please use this form to register....
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Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2462

Re: DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014

This mirror is back on. An updated field can be found in the second post. We'd like to see more teams attend, so feel free to email me if you're at all interested in attending.
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Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2462

Re: DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014

Field:

House x 1
WUSTL x 2
Jacob O'Rourke et al.
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Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2462

DEES at Mizzou - November 22, 2014

The University of Missouri-Columbia will be hosting DEES , the Demonstratively Excellent Educational Saturnalia on November 22. I, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, will be directing the tournament. The original announcement can be found here . Submission This is a packet-sub optional event. Teams that submitt...
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Midwest @ Mizzou - Feb 22nd, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

ACF Regionals 2014 Midwest @ Mizzou - Feb 22nd, 2014

Hi everybody! This is the official announcement for the University of Missouri's mirror of ACF Regionals in Columbia, Missouri on February 22nd, 2014. Teams interested in attending should fill out this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to email mizzouquizbowl@gmail.com, but official ...
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Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3772

Re: Question-specific discussion

Bonus 1, Packet 1, and Bonus 13, Packet 14 are the same bonus. Also, Nippon should be acceptable.