Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

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Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:05 am

Even before the dust has gotten kicked up, much less settled, on 2016's Chicago Open Trash, we've decided that we enjoyed writing it so much we're going to do it again. 2017 already has a bunch of announced Sunday events, so we've chosen to claim the next best thing. Your intrepid writers will, once again, be Carsten Gehring, Andrew Hart, and me. As an institution, we will remain generally opposed to the words and deeds of Randy Wittman.

Much like 2016's event, the distribution for this tournament will resemble but not precisely match this:

4/4 Sports: 1/1 football; 1/1 baseball; 1/1 basketball; 1/1 other
4/4 Film: 1/1 pre-1980s; 2/1 or 1/2 1980s and 90s; 2/1 or 1/2 2000s with a mix of genres
4/4 TV: .5/.5 pre-1990; 1/1 1990s; 2.5/2.5 2000 or later with a mix of genres
4/4 Music: 1/1 rock; 1/1 pop; 1/1 rap, R&B, soul; 1/1 other or more of big three with a mix of times
1.5/1.5 video games
1/1 comics/trash lit
1.5/1.5 other

2018's event should resemble 2016's in most major elements: the set will contain 12-ish packets consisting of questions of reasonable length and similar difficulty.

All teams are once again welcome, though the staff and room situation may place practical limits on the number. Additionally, we may once again implement a tiered registration system allowing priority registration for teams containing people playing or staffing CO proper, in order to encourage people interested in trash to play or staff CO proper. Our hope is to be the main event on CO Sunday, but we'll work closely with other side event organizers to plan a reasonable schedule.

More information will be provided in maybe a year or so when it's a little more reasonable to start thinking about it. We look forward to seeing you there, and at the two Chicago Opens preceding it!

EDIT: More information now available:

Cost

The entry fee will be $160 a team; to encourage four-person teams, there is no shorthanded discount. We have increased the fee by $5 a player in order to pay staffers, which helps ensure that the event can be as big as demand and room reservations allow; we've also increased the number of packets to 14 to allow for more flexibility in scheduling and possibly more gameplay. The buzzer discount is $10 per functional buzzer, which we reserve the right to limit to three per team if there's a glut of buzzers. Buzzers that aren't functional (i.e. don't allow for four-on-four gameplay) are not eligible for a discount; do not bring them.

Field cap

We should have at least 12 game rooms available, so the first field cap will be 24 teams; we may revise this up or down depending on room and staff availability.

Staffing

If you're interested in staffing, please post in the thread. Staffers will be paid $20 and will receive lunch.

Registration

Please register by emailing both Rob and me (hartam@gmail.com and strifeheart@gmail.com). Your email should have the subject "CO Trash registration" and should indicate your full roster and whether at least one of your players will have played, staffed, or edited CO proper.

Teams with at least one staffer/player/editor of CO proper will receive priority registration by registering before May 15, after which registration will be purely first come, first served.

Free agents and field

Here [link] is a team spreadsheet listing free agent and field. Free agents can also post in the thread. Editing this spreadsheet will NOT register your team; you have to email Rob and me for that (see above).

Format

There will be 14 packets and at least 10 rounds, ideally with zero byes (though this will depend on staffers/field size). Exact format will depend on field size.

Editorial stance toward Randy Wittman

The editors of this tournament hereby denounce the NBA coaching of Randy Wittman, and commend the Washington Wizards for their decision to move on from his substandard tactics and leadership.

Logistics and payment

Building announcement forthcoming. Teams must prepay or pay upon registration by check, cash, or Venmo; bring your $$$!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (late July, 2018)

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:07 am

Hopefully I will still be alive in the distant future of 2018 to use this post for field updates.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (late July, 2018)

Postby Granny Soberer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm

Is registration open?
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (late July, 2018)

Postby Cheynem » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:54 pm

We want the buzzers and we're going to score.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (late July, 2018)

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:56 pm

Gotta talk to Andrew/Carsten to see what sort of tying-to-CO-involvement we're doing this year, but don't let that stop you from forming teams!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby merv1618 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Here's a formation spreadsheet.

I'm seeking a team for this, and actually don't suck at trash. Someone who knows non-Olympic sports would be good.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Sit Room Guy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm

merv1618 wrote:Here's a formation spreadsheet.

I'm seeking a team for this, and actually don't suck at trash. Someone who knows non-Olympic sports would be good.

This spreadsheet would probably attract more entries if it weren't view only
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby merv1618 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:52 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Here's a formation spreadsheet.

I'm seeking a team for this, and actually don't suck at trash. Someone who knows non-Olympic sports would be good.

This spreadsheet would probably attract more entries if it weren't view only


Whoops, fixed. FZ these posts
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:02 pm

I've updated the first post with basic registration and logistics information. Registration is now open; please follow the procedure in the first post to register. Note that simply posting your team to the spreadsheet does not register your team.
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