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 Geriatric trauma » 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 The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » 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 An Economic Ignoramus » 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 The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » 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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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:56 pm

Recent threads have reminded me: I'm seeking teammates for this. My Trash experience consists mostly of being the high scorer on teams that lose most or all of their matches. (Sometimes because I'm playing with people deemed "the worst trash players," but often because I'm a niche specialist who has no business leading a Trash team.) I wouldn't mind being a third or fourth scorer on a team that loses less often.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Cheynem » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:14 pm

I hope John does CO Trash next year.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:10 pm

Cheynem wrote:I hope John does CO Trash next year.


Actually, I'm planning to do a hybrid tournament that's literature, non-fiction, music, food, and film, where some of each category is "highbrow" and some is "lowbrow." This is contingent on my dissertation being in good shape by the end of this summer.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Cheynem » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:21 pm

I would literally pay somewhere between 10 and 100 dollars to play this tournament.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:40 pm

A reminder that being in the team formation sheet doesn't mean you're registered. Please follow the instructions in the first post to register your team! We have four teams registered so far.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby rylltraka » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:42 pm

I am an old, old man, but am seriously thinking about being around for this, so I will put my hat in the ring for team formation.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Demonic Leftovers » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 pm

I'm hoping to play. However, there is a chance that (much like last CO Trash) I might have to cancel at any time due to work commitments. If you don't mind that risk, I'm available.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:17 pm

Hello all, we currently have seven teams registered (and thus up to 17 slots remaining). If you're on a team with one of these folks, you're registered: Ryan Rosenberg, Adam Sperber, Mike Cheyne, Zach Arnberger, Matt Lafer, Matt Weiner, and Aaron Dos Remedios. If you're not on one of those teams, please register when you've got your team finalized.

The deadline for priority registration for teams with a CO-proper staffer or player is May 15.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:38 pm

I'm interested in playing!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby tsritchie » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:39 pm

I haven't played this event, and I haven't posted on here before, but I would be interested in participating. I think I could be able to contribute to a team. I added my name to the spreadsheet.

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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby wd4gdz » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:27 pm

A team of me and the Douglasses (Eric and Bryn) is looking for a fourth player, who, ideally, is good at video games, comics, and/or non-old music. Message me or them if you're interested.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:39 pm

David Dennis and myself would like to have 2 more players join us on a CO Trash team. If you know video games and sports I have no interest in, we'd love to team up with you! Or even if you don't know these things, we'd still love to team up with you! Contact me if you wish to join us.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby InvadErGII » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:32 pm

I'm looking for one more for my team so we can get fully registered. Solid sports knowledge would be preferred!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:02 pm

We now have nine registered teams; please keep those registrations coming in! Remember that May 15 is the priority registration deadline for teams with at least one player staffing or playing CO proper.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Progcon » Wed May 09, 2018 5:42 pm

Will this be mirrored online at some point? I can't make it to Chicago this year.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Progcon wrote:Will this be mirrored online at some point? I can't make it to Chicago this year.

Almost certainly.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Wed May 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Yeah, we'll do an online mirror, and we'll also supply the set to physical mirrors after the main-site tournament date. Email me if you're interested in mirroring what will by then surely be described as the greatest set of all time.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby theMoMA » Tue May 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Registration is now first come, first served. The field is half full, so please register quickly if you'd like to play.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby magin » Tue May 15, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm looking to play this tournament. I'm not bad at sports and good at frauding pop culture questions from academic knowledge.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Postby Jem Casey » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 am

I'd like to play this. If you want a fourth scorer who knows some things about indie music, baseball, and a select few tv shows/movies, and who may be useful on academic/academic-adjacent things that crop up, put me on your team!
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