NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

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NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by TheDoctor » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:29 pm

The Quiz Bowl Association of Northern Illinois University tentatively announces a mirror of Maggie Walker's Havoc tournament, to be held at NIU on April 25.

Teams may consist of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (under special conditions). Contact QBA Treasurer Brad Fischer (styxman42@gmail.com-Preferred Contact) or President Kristin Strey (Strey.K.A@gmail.com) to register. More complete information, including entry fees, is forthcoming.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:49 pm

Hooray!

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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:58 pm

JackGlerum wrote:Hooray!
Your interest piques our interest. One thing that we'd like to mention is that the entry fee will include discounts for a team if they bring seniors who moderate.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Charley Pride » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:29 pm

When you say only certain juniors will be allowed, is it fair to say you only want inexperienced juniors, if any? I'm speaking basically in reference to the juniors Auburn has who are only second-year players.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:40 pm

Aub-ZH wrote:When you say only certain juniors will be allowed, is it fair to say you only want inexperienced juniors, if any? I'm speaking basically in reference to the juniors Auburn has who are only second-year players.
Basically. We're going to be looking at things on a case by case basis, and for the most part we're going to err on the side of letting people play. It's safe to say that Auburn will have juniors playing this tournament; it's also safe to say you won't be one of them. (Quite obviously, we'd love to have you moderate.)
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Siverus Snape » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:46 pm

Tentatively sign me up to moderate, Brad, assuming Auburn sends some teams.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:49 pm

I will be hella brochillaxing, so I can't moderate.

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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:49 pm

Siverus Snape wrote:Tentatively sign me up to moderate, Brad, assuming Auburn sends some teams.
Thanks!

It now occurs to me that, if we can get some questions for it, this would be the tournament to have some sort of moderators/coaches/players match after the tourney.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Stephen Colbert » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:07 pm

I'd happily drive up to moderate this (ralphus84 AT yahoo.com).
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by BGSO » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:48 pm

What would be your opinion about opening this up to Non blacklisted teams as well as JV teams? If there were enough teams than two completely seperate tournaments could be run or if not then merge them together. If coaches were able to get over their egos then I only see good things coming from exposing not as good varsity teams to pyramidal toss-ups with an easy answer selection.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:14 pm

BGSO wrote:What would be your opinion about opening this up to Non blacklisted teams as well as JV teams? If there were enough teams than two completely seperate tournaments could be run or if not then merge them together. If coaches were able to get over their egos then I only see good things coming from exposing not as good varsity teams to pyramidal toss-ups with an easy answer selection.
Non-blacklisted teams are certainly free to come - we're only blacklisting seniors and experienced juniors. Seniors have nothing to gain from playing an easy difficulty tournament after IHSA state - they're either getting ready for nationals, college, or retirement.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by David Riley » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:45 am

I'll have to check the schedule but I'm pretty sure we cam field a team and I can moderate.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by TheDoctor » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:57 pm

Update. As of today, with just over a month to go before the tournament, we have one team (Loyola) attending. Please let me know if you're interested!
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Siverus Snape » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:39 am

I'm not sure whether Auburn is coming, but I won't be able to moderate either way. I have a bunch of other commitments.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by itsthatoneguy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:22 am

We are interested in this tournament as well.

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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:11 pm

We are seriously considering this.
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Re: NIU Havoc Mirror: Dogs of War 4/25/09

Post by TheDoctor » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:35 am

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the tournament. Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it happen.
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