Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

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Auburn might be able to do a southern mirror for this.
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So apparently I'm crap at time management, and while I can get the classical music side event done by this, it would probably be sketchier than I'd like. The responsible thing to do would be to postpone it. I have quite a bit done, so it's going to happen eventually.

With that, I suggest Mike Cheyne move his vanity event to earlier in the morning so that more people can play it.
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I'm fine running my tournament (which will be six full packets--tossups and bonuses) whenever; historically, Minnesota has trouble getting Sunday rooms for the early morning, not sure if this has changed.
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I'll probably be around for this to staff or play on a shorthanded team.
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It's a little early but do you know where this tournament will be taking place?
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Cheynem wrote:It's a little early but do you know where this tournament will be taking place?
I'll inquire with Eliza and Gaurav right now. I'm guessing Blegen Hall.
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Is there a field for this? Also, I don't think "Laferbrook" is officially signed up for this, so please sign us up. Also looking for two more teammates
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I am a free agent for this tournament and am looking for a team/people to play with. My email is in my profile.
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Field updated. We'd love to see some more teams register soon!
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I think my team should be in the field (me, Mike, Mike, and Alex).
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Cheynem wrote:I think my team should be in the field (me, Mike, Mike, and Alex).
Got it. I also am in the process of updating the side events, so let me know if I missed anything.
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Our team is now Bernadette, Matt Hayes, and me, and we are in search of a new fourth.
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Will quizbowl basketball happen at night or in the afternoon?
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Alex Gerten can no longer make MO, so our team is back to looking for a new fourth player.

Carsten, Brendan, anyone out there?
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Ukonvasara wrote:Our team is now Bernadette, Matt Hayes, and me, and we are in search of a new fourth.
Richard Yu has stepped into this hole. We will be providing him with a false beard and angry pills.
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I am playing with Ryan Westbrook and Matt Lafer.
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I'm a free agent for this.
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Hey all, I'm planning to cap the field at the current 11 teams. The tournament will likely consist of a full round robin followed by finals, unless there's a way to get a few more games in with 15 packets and 11 teams that I haven't thought of yet.
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Car$ten Gehring is our new fourth.
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Mike's post reminded me: if you haven't already, could you please send me your roster? If you don't know if you've sent it to me, check the field update in the second post of this thread.
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Our team's bringing a buzzer, by the way.
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I can bring a buzzer if needed but would prefer not to.
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Is anyone looking to share a hotel room on Friday night?
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I just updated the first post with logistical info. To wit, we're hosting in Blegen Hall (269 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis). Registration will last from 8am until 8:25. Rounds will start promptly at 8:30. Don't be late.
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mhayes wrote:Is anyone looking to share a hotel room on Friday night?
If you're willing to sleep on the floor (or possibly a chair depending on the layout of the room), you can crash in our hotel room.
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I'm writing five rounds of trash tossups for DCC's alumni tournament, and should have them done in time if anyone wants to hear them at some point this weekend. Distro is 6 movie 6 music 3 video game and 5 other (TV, books, internet, etc) per round. People seemed to like the last iteration of trash I wrote that was played at KABO, for what that's worth.
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Yeah, that's a thing wrote:I'm writing five rounds of trash tossups for DCC's alumni tournament, and should have them done in time if anyone wants to hear them at some point this weekend. Distro is 6 movie 6 music 3 video game and 5 other (TV, books, internet, etc) per round. People seemed to like the last iteration of trash I wrote that was played at KABO, for what that's worth.
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A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.

12/12 Big Three
4/4 Literature
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1/1 Other arts

2/2 Social Sciences + Geography + Current Events
at least 1/1 Social Sciences
at least 1/0 or 0/1 Geography or Current Events

1/1 Your Choice
1/1 pop culture, sports, general knowledge, or additional/fringe academic [no more than one question on any given topic, trash is fun, but try some accessible creative ideas here]
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theMoMA wrote:A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.
How many packets will there be in the final set, for scheduling purposes?
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RyuAqua wrote:
theMoMA wrote:A heads up for players (and for the Columbia site): this tournament will be played on packets of 21/21. The distribution for each packet is posted below (essentially we took the 24/24 submission distribution and removed 1/1 of each of the big three categories). I felt that it was fairer to have an extra question in each packet than to cut different parts of the distribution out of different packets. The MO distribution has always been a bit distinctive, so hopefully having 21/21 packets will allow everyone to play a couple more interesting questions over the course of the tournament. We will have a partial packet of extra editor questions in case there are ties.
How many packets will there be in the final set, for scheduling purposes?
13 (5 submitted, 8 editors). Editors 7 and 8 are intended as finals packets.
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Are there powers?
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Yes.
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Is basketball still on the schedule for Friday night?
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OctagonJoe wrote:Is basketball still on the schedule for Friday night?
See: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13782
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The set is done and I just emailed it to Columbia. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
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After round 8 (one protest pending between Chicago A and B): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/round_8/
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Congratulations to Seth, Selene, Jeff, and their erstwhile teammate Jon Pennington for defeating Michigan (Will, Kurtis, Libo, Bryan) in the first game of an advantaged final.

Thanks for coming, everyone! Hope you all had a good time.

Final stats with final records: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/

Please don't discuss the set publicly because a Canada mirror may be pending.
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theMoMA wrote:Congratulations to Seth, Selene, Jeff, and their erstwhile teammate Jon Pennington for defeating Michigan (Will, Kurtis, Libo, Bryan) in the first game of an advantaged final.

Thanks for coming, everyone! Hope you all had a good time.

Final stats with final records: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/

Please don't discuss the set publicly because a Canada mirror may be pending.
Will there be a private subforum to discuss specifics soon? There is a lot to discuss.
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There is already a private forum set up. It is called 'Minnesota Open V'. You can request to join it from User Control Panel > Usergroups.
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Hey, just so everyone knows, the Canada mirror of MO will be happening sometime in January. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please cordon off your question-specific comments within the private discussion forum. Everyone in the great white north surely appreciates it.
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theMoMA wrote:Hey, just so everyone knows, the Canada mirror of MO will be happening sometime in January. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please cordon off your question-specific comments within the private discussion forum. Everyone in the great white north surely appreciates it.
Considering the not-so-great stats put up at KABO and QUARK, which Canadian university is planning to host this?
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I'm not sure. Jordan Palmer contacted me, so perhaps Ottawa? He said there'd be more details soon.
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I can confirm that the University of Ottawa is planning to host the tournament in mid-January. We are still finalizing the date (and of course wouldn't announce without final approval of logistics by the writers) but yes, U of O, January.
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