MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

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MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

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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 [email protected] 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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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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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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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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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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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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March 7 is when it will be.
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Has anybody in the Northeast expressed interest in attending a mirror/hosting a mirror of MUT?
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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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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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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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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

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Have any Southeast MUT mirrors been announced yet? I hope so...
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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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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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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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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 [email protected].
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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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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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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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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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Could we have a field update for the U of M site?

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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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I will be home for spring break, so I'll come play this solo.
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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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Hey Andrew,
I'm/South is unable to play this, sorry.
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The (likely) final field update is posted above.
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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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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

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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/

See you tomorrow! Call me at 612.270.4560 if you've got any questions.

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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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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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I have 300-285 as the final score for the second final (I needed two bonus parts to win).
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That's what Frank thought the score was after I just talked to him about it.
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You guys are all correct. stats have been updated.

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