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by sam.peterson
Sun May 04, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I'm looking for opinions/info on ACE Quiz Bowl Camps, namely:

-Is it beneficial for an already decent player?
-Are there pros/cons to the various sites?
-If you've gone, what did you think?
-Are you going this year? Which week?

Thanks, I appreciate it.
by sam.peterson
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Anybody have anything worth saying regarding this upcoming Saturday?
by sam.peterson
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13606

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Is this set available online or must one purchase it?
by sam.peterson
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

klwalton33 wrote:
This weekend will be a lot of fun to see where EP, Chaska, and the like stack up with Dorman. Looking forward to it!
I'm afraid we won't be going.
by sam.peterson
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

I'd like to post and praise the two high school teams that came and played MUT last Saturday. As someone with little knowledge of the Minnesota high school teams, I was really pleasantly surprised by the level of play that you guys displayed, and I look forward to playing you all again in other col...
by sam.peterson
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

LeCoqRouge wrote:Eden Prairie C: Play offs...
Doubt it...
by sam.peterson
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota PACE Spring Qualifier, 3/15 at the U of Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Minnesota PACE Spring Qualifier, 3/15 at the U of Minnesota

cdcarter wrote:
Any chance of getting round report?

Also, this was a great tournament, good questions and run very well. Thanks!
Just out of curiosity, what would you glean from a round report?

I agree, the tournament was great and PACE is awesome. Thanks, Andrew, Gautam, Rob, et al.
by sam.peterson
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5830

Re: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)

I think that the examples that were given as to what people should be notified of beforehand dealt with the part that you're saying is important - the text of the questions (direct quotes were given, "rampant Mormonism" and "pissing...", and one could argue that "goatse" is an inappropriate thing to...
by sam.peterson
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

R. Hentzel wrote: As of 3:00 today, I only have six confirmed teams for this Saturday's RAT-RACE quiz bowl tournament at Roseville Area High School. I've sent out a final round of reminders which I hope will prod some procrastinators into registering; I'll be making a final call on whether the tour...
by sam.peterson
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5830

Re: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)

I like how you propose emailing one of the answers to coaches beforehand, which, among other reasons, makes me think your plan won't work. I may have misinterpreted his post, but I felt that what Lenius wrote illustrated the fact that many coaches/teachers would not consider those references approp...
by sam.peterson
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

Since a couple of posts on RATRACE got lumped into the general discussion on EPIC and such, I'll repost with some updatedness. Wayzata is sending one team of 2-4 players, Minnetonka is possibly throwing a team together last minute, and EP is now possibly attending. I think this should be an interes...
by sam.peterson
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I don't know if this is of interest to anyone, but Chaska's upcoming knowledge bowl tournament will feature short NAQT questions as well as prompting. When Lenius told me the news I thought it was too good to be true... Hopefully this will eliminate a lot of the frustration inherent to KB (at least ...
by sam.peterson
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I'm not sure if Chaska will send any teams. I'll be taking the SAT, unfortunately. At the most, I'd make it to the playoffs.
by sam.peterson
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Their spot might better be described as agathokakological.
by sam.peterson
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I've never heard of a KB round lasting an hour; I expect he's either exaggerating or the round/reader was an anomaly. Also, I'm not sure that KB meets the definition of QB. Discussing it's fine by me, but in actuality it isn't like QB at all.
by sam.peterson
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I don't have the packet in front of me right now, but I am pretty sure the question stated he was captured at the Battle of the Bulge, which is uniquely identifying for Vonnegut. The question did state Battle of the Bulge, as I recall Carsten getting it off of that clue. Okay, thanks for letting me...
by sam.peterson
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I know I shouldn't mention the actual question, but this one was the only one of the day that I thought was fundamentally flawed. Something like this: "He was taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans and brought to Dresden," *I buzz* "Billy Pilgrim?", moderator, "No. FTP, name this author who wrot...
by sam.peterson
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I know I shouldn't mention the actual question, but this one was the only one of the day that I thought was fundamentally flawed. Something like this: "He was taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans and brought to Dresden," *I buzz* "Billy Pilgrim?", moderator, "No. FTP, name this author who wrote...
by sam.peterson
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I've heard that this year's TOMCAT questions may be longer and more pyramidal in structure in comparison to last year's questions, but I don't know if this will hold true. Regardless, I think the format could make for some quirky results. Chaska beat Orono and Minnetonka at SOCIAL, but the games wer...
by sam.peterson
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

It would be cool to organize a MN HS singles tournament sometime using appropriately difficult questions. This would definitely be more telling than any other statistical analysis of individual strength. Does anybody else like the idea? I know it occurred to some extent at the Deep Bench tournament ...
by sam.peterson
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Sorry, it just seemed a bit below the belt to me. Agreed. Minnesota, as a whole, has probably regressed. Yes, it makes sense to compare the two teams if you want to predict performance at a national-level tournament, but I don't think you did it very tactfully. The way I see it, having one strong pl...
by sam.peterson
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

All I intend to say is that his comments on Eden Prairie were brash and unfounded. Nothing more.
by sam.peterson
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

I still fail to realize why it is necessary for him to repeatedly point out that he thinks that Eden Prairie was better last year. Especially when the stats suggest otherwise (so far at least). If he were to compare last year's MNHSQB results to this year's results he would see that so far EP has be...
by sam.peterson
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Eden Prairie will probably still do well, but, as is always hotly contested by others, I still see them as weaker than last year, as I have explained in other posts. While Michael is definitely a dominating QB force, I still don't think his current teammates are better than his teammates from last ...
by sam.peterson
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Cool, thanks.
by sam.peterson
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

When are the U of M practices? Who's invited?
by sam.peterson
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Thanks, was it 590-130 when we played EP?
by sam.peterson
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Thanks Colin. I agree with you on the powers. Works of literature that appear in the top 100 of the frequency list should not be power-worthy clues for a tossup on an author (even if it is an A series packet). I was surprised by Orono A. I was expecting them to be better after hearing of Wayzata A's...
by sam.peterson
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Chaska might actually play at Burnsville, I spoke too soon when I said we'd be at Tonka.
by sam.peterson
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

http://naqt.com/mqba/tomcat/2008/announcement.html "This tournament is targeted at new(er) teams and less experienced players compared to most Twin Cities-area quiz bowl events. While we hope that the region's top teams will still be interested in coming and will find the competition worthwhile and...
by sam.peterson
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Lenius (our coach) hasn't mentioned it to us yet. I'll probably be running in the state cross country meet that morning, so I don't think I'll be playing. Wish I could go...
by sam.peterson
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

This is news to me. I had no idea we were hosting a tourney.
by sam.peterson
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 79041

Carsten,
Chaska is playing at Minnetonka (West Division). Where's Wayzata going? Anybody know about other teams?