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by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11799

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Dan Passner, Lorin Burte, and I are in need of a fourth player for this tournament. The specific areas we're looking to fill are things like comics and video games, but obviously we'll consider anyone who expresses interest. Email me (ekwartler at gmail dot com).
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 29514

Re: CO Lit 2010

Ike, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by shootout, but why don't you consider running it in the Hilleman (or modified Hilleman) singles format? That would substantially cut the number of rooms required and still give everyone a good opportunity to play a lot of questions (especially if you run con...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 29514

Re: CO Lit 2010

It recently occurred to me that with Charlie Dees no longer attending the tournament, I no longer have a partner for this. If you are interested in being my partner, email me (ekwartler at gmail dot com). My one condition is that if I tell you to put down your buzzer so we don't risk losing a match ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 82205

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'll play this, and I may have a teammate already.

EDIT: Chris Romero and I will be playing this together.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 10403

Re: ACF Winter discussion

All right, so a few things. I thought overall the set was pretty well-written. There were very few tossups that struck me immediately as really badly written or conceived. That being said, it was also overall too hard. I definitely share the concerns about the third parts of bonuses, though I myself...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: ACF Fall Southwest
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Results: ACF Fall Southwest

Five teams competed in a double round robin at the Southwest site this past weekend. Congratulations to Rice for winning the tournament after beating LASA A by 30 points in the first game of an advantaged final. Stats can be found at http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/09Fall/.

EK
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin

After going 11-0 in the round robin Rice defeated 10-1 LASA A in the final to win UT's mirror of EFT 2009. Thanks to all the teams who came all the way to Austin and stayed the entire day for the event. Stats can be found at http://utquizbowl.tripod.com/EFT%202009 ... duals.html.
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin

Final field update as of 10/01

3 OU
1 ULL
2 LASA
1 Rice
1 A&M
1 OSU
1 UT house team
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin

I'm pleased to announce that UT-Austin will host the Southwest mirror of the fourth annual Early Fall Tournament, which will take place on October 3, 2009. This isn't a packet submission event; thankfully, a bunch of people from Brown are yet again doing the writing for us. EFT is a novice event and...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southwest 10/31 at UT-Austin
Replies: 0
Views: 520

ACF Fall Southwest 10/31 at UT-Austin

Hello all, UT-Austin is happy to announce that we are hosting ACF Fall this year on 10/31 for the Southwest region. If you have never played it, ACF Fall is intended as a very low-difficulty tournament that should be appropriate for anyone interested, especially novices. The base entry fee will be $...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should Chicago Open be?
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: What should Chicago Open be?

I think CO this year would have turned out better had we had this discussion beforehand, as the whole time I felt a little unsure as to what the tournament was really supposed to look like. I definitely think CO can "set the canon expansion agenda" without being outrageously hard, and I do agree wit...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting at UTPA
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Starting at UTPA

Hey dude, There is a college circuit here in the Southwest region, and I'm excited to hear that you're interested in starting a team. There are certainly going to be some tournaments coming up at UT-Austin this year. My email is ekwartler at gmail dot com. Send me an email with your contact info and...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 17098

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Now comes the part of the commentary that's more broad; I don't think CO this year was in general written as tightly as in previous years, and the set as a whole really felt rushed and without polish, despite the fact that we submitted our packets super-early. The fact that the finals packets, whic...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 6478

Re: CO Lit Discussion

Eh, I'm unwilling to say it was the best-written lit side event I've ever played, but it was pretty good. That Secret Agent tossup sure was horrible, though. But that's ok. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

Oh, and 20 bucks or whatever per person to play? Come on.
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 17098

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

All right, so, I'm not going to say anything about the science or history, since I have absolutely nothing to contribute to those discussions. These thoughts will be sort of randomly organized, but whatever. First, the Australian myth bonus. That bonus was not fucking easy, dude. Hey, there was a si...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 17098

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Hello, all. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to jump in here, but things like "spending seven hours in the airport yesterday after being late for my flight due some dude pulling the fire alarm in the middle of the night at our hotel and running around yelling about being held against his will by some...
by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 2359

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Crossposted from the CO thread: Hey all, I have made a reservation at Alinea Friday night (the 24th) at 9:30 for four people, and there are currently two available seats at the table. We're scheduled to do the tasting menu, not the tour, so the cost will be approximately $145/person (though if enoug...
by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey all, I have made a reservation at Alinea Friday night (the 24th) at 9:30 for four people, and there are currently two available seats at the table. We're scheduled to do the tasting menu, not the tour, so the cost will be approximately $145/person (though if enough people want to drop the $225 I...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 18444

Re: CO Lit announcement

C. Ray and I will be playing this together. I am confident that his Go Down, Moses knowledge will take us to the top.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Mr. Kwalter wrote:Hey, people, write your packets and send them to me by tonight.
You should still do this. If you don't do it by tomorrow, you shall be penalized mercilessly.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey, people, write your packets and send them to me by tonight.
by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 21873

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

As of now, Matt Weiner, Matt Lafer, and I are forming a team. We're asking a couple of people about filling the fourth spot, but if that falls through we'll be looking for another player.
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 21873

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

So, I'd like to play this, and I have no team. I'd say I know a lot about television and some about movies. Follow C-Ray's admonition and email me if you're interested.
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 18444

Re: CO Lit announcement

Yeah, I'm playing this. If anyone's looking for a washed up lit player who couldn't care less about books from America I'm available.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat May 30, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey people, consult the goddamn ACF formatting guidelines before submitting your packets. I'll give an hour or two of leniency on the deadline if it means you actually format your packet correctly. Do not group your tossups and bonuses by subcategory. All of the literature tossups, for example, shou...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun May 24, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF in 2009-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: ACF in 2009-2010

Sorry everyone, ACF Fall will be on 10/31, not 11/31. The post has been edited accordingly.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat May 23, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF in 2009-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

ACF in 2009-2010

Hello all, As interim communications director for ACF, I hereby announce the tournament schedule and editors for the upcoming season. To be clear, each of the multi-site tournaments has an editing staff and a non-editing supervisor, whose job is to handle the logistics for the tournament, give gener...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat May 23, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

I am extending this week's deadline to tomorrow night at 11:59 PM CST to give a little leeway to PACE people (dunno if it will actually matter).
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon May 18, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey, I just want to remind people that the first packet deadline has passed and thus getting one's packet in sooner rather than later would be good. So far, we have received zero packets.
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Quick Announcement: Trevor Davis has volunteered to serve as history editor for CO, and Jeff Hoppes has graciously agreed to provide assistance as needed. Don't forget, the first packet deadline is just over three weeks away.

Also, Seth Kendall, 12 line tossups on salt will not be tolerated.
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Prelim tiebreakers settled by basketball showdowns?
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

So it shall be. SS/phil tournament Sunday after trash.
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Side Event Schedule: as of now, the only side events officially scheduled are Weiner's lit tournament on Saturday night and Andrew's trash event on Sunday. There may be a competition involving large quantities of meat on Friday night, but there will be no official CO side events scheduled for that t...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

After the eye-opening experience of last year's CO, I realized that I need another couple of years before I can compete on that level. So I will staff. If you want to staff that's fine, but as someone who has scored 10 ppg or lower at several masters tournaments, I personally don't think "not being...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

I'd also like to announce that Trygve Meade will be editing social science and philosophy. That brings the group to me, Gautam Kandlikar, Wesley Matthews, and Trygve. I still want a history editor; email me if you're interested.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Field update (will be edited continually):

Auroni Gupta, Charlie Dees, Aaron Rosenberg, ?
Carsten Gehring, Frank Firke, (Quentin Roper), ?
by Mr. Kwalter
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32105

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

As per what was discussed, Chicago Open 2009 will be held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 (technically pending university approval), with side events being run on Saturday night and Sunday. Those events will be announced separately. The fee schedule is as follows: Base Fee: $120 If your packet is submi...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 6808

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

Hey, I want to play this. Anyone want to play this with me?
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?

You're absolutely right, Andy, but now you're just talking about theme packets. If people want to do theme packets with a standard or hybrid distribution, I'd personally be cool with that, even if the theme is based around a person.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?

The 10/10 Your Choice would be your oppurtunity to go wild and make your packet have 3/3 linguistics, 4/4 American Literature, etc. The rest of the distribution would serve as a counter-balance to add some sort of consistency between packets. I really don't see the point of this. Maybe I've grown c...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Interest in ICT Guerrilla Tournament?

I'll probably play this if the format isn't "dream packets." Any of the other three would be fine with me (assuming the theme packets were well-executed and otherwise fit the standard or hybrid distribution), but the dream packets thing seems like one of those quizbowl ideas that is fun to talk abou...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

We are at the University of Chicago's mercy with regard to final room reservations for now, but assuming that goes through when the time comes the date will be the 25th. Circumstances can always change and if anyone realizes that we missed some major conflict that weekend they should speak up, but b...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

After meeting with the judge I'm working for this summer I've decided I'd much rather have three weeks in July to finish the tournament. Instead of the 18th, let's plan for the 25th. Again, discussion is welcome.
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

I'm not sure what the etiquette is on "claiming" events, but as the creator and three-time editor of CO trash, I want to note that I haven't relinquished whatever vested rights in the tournament I have. Also, inasmuch as people have seemed to take genuine pleasure in the previous iterations of CO t...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

I think a meat eating contest would be an excellent Friday night activity and certainly one in which I would participate. I should mention that the one notable event that no one has claimed yet is CO trash. If there's no CO trash, we could have two singles events on Sunday and, if there's demand, on...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

All right, everyone, it's official. I will serve as head editor for this year's Chicago Open. While my primary desire is always to work around the schedule of Ryan Westbrook, it seems unlikely that we'll be able to do this in August. At this point I'd guess a date in mid-july is more likely. My judi...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Re: Chicago Open

I should point out that I blow at quizbowl and would be no great loss to the tournament field.
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 6939

Chicago Open

So, I was doing some summer planning today and began to wonder when Chicago Open might be. I know it's early, but whatever. I'm not sure if anyone else already has plans to get involved, but I'd like to offer to edit the main event. I'd need help on history, science, and phil/ss. Let me know what yo...