ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:22 pm

Hello everyone,

This is the official announcement for the Midwest mirror of Penn-ance, to be held on Saturday, October 27th, on OSU's beautiful Columbus Campus.

Questions: This tournament is being written by members of the team at the University of Pennsylvania. All questions will be power marked and no question will go past the 8th line (including bolding for power). The target difficulty is equivalent to MAGNI, the tournament that held this spot in the schedule last year.

The distribution we are using is as follows:
4/4 Literature (1/1 World and Other)
4/4 History
4/4 Science (1/1 Math and Other)
3/3 Arts
3/3 RMP
1/1 SS
1/1 Geography, CE, Trash, and Other

Each packet will also have a tiebreaker tossup and an extra bonus, each from literature, history, or science.

Eligibility: All teams participating in this tournament must consist entirely of students currently enrolled in a specific university of high school. Open teams are NOT allowed.

Fees (same as main site):
Base fee: $120 per team
Working buzzer discount: $10 each
Approved moderator discount: $15 each
Travel discount: $15 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google maps)

Registration: To register for this tournament, please e-mail me at giantkiller54@gmail.com. Any questions regarding the tournament can be directed at me via that address as well.


Interested:
Bowling Green

Field:
Michigan (4)
Chicago (3)
Case Western (1)
Purdue (2)
Michigan State (1)
Louisville (2)
House (1)

TOTAL: 14


Location: Information as to where this tournament will be located will be provided as soon as our reservation is confirmed by the University.

Thank you!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:48 am

Is this still happening?
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:54 am

Indeed it is.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:39 pm

I just sent an e-mail out to as many Midwest teams as I could find contact information for, but this tournament is three weeks away and we have no one signed up yet, which is weird for the Midwest. So please, sign up!
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Post by Ringil » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:40 pm

We'll probably show up with 3+ teams, but I'll give you a better estimate closer to the actual date.
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Post by tracyclee » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:49 pm

Chicago will bring 3-5 teams. We'll know for sure later.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by mhayes » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 pm

We're bringing at least one team, but likely not more than that. We'll also let you know for certain as the date gets closer.
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Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:38 pm

I will be extremely surprised if we do not have any teams, and equally surprised if we have more than two.
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Post by wschosta » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:42 pm

Purdue will be there with 2 teams.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Still a week to sign up for this tournament!
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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:09 pm

I don't think Kentucky has enough money to make this, unfortunately.
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Post by sephirothrr » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:08 pm

UofL would like to send one team. I tried to send an email to the address a few days ago, but no one responded.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:21 pm

sephirothrr wrote:UofL would like to send one team. I tried to send an email to the address a few days ago, but no one responded.
Sorry about that, I must have missed it! Welcome to the field.
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Post by sephirothrr » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Actually, we can field two teams.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:08 pm

Unless a team really really wants to join the field, I'm gonna close the field at 14 right now.

We'll be meeting in Dreese Hall 113 (the large lecture hall) in the morning and then playing the tournament in the Central Classroom Building. I'll be sending out an email with final details sometime soon.
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Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:25 am

When should teams plan on getting there?
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:46 am

Be in Dreese by, and preferably before, 9. I sent an email out to people I had contact info for last night.
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Post by Unicolored Jay » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:21 pm

Hey, can someone email the packets to louis.40@osu.edu? Thanks!
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:35 pm

Alliance in the Alps wrote:Hey, can someone email the packets to louis.40@osu.edu? Thanks!
Packets are being sent out to all the sites at 11 PM EST (25 minutes after this post).
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Unicolored Jay » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:29 am

Awesome. I wanted to make sure of this since neither Jarret nor I am running the tournament (we're intend to play as part of the house team instead); the person you (Gerard Louis) sent it to is the actual TD.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:35 am

Alliance in the Alps wrote:Awesome. I wanted to make sure of this since neither Jarret nor I am running the tournament (we're intend to play as part of the house team instead); the person you (Gerard Louis) sent it to is the actual TD.
I saw the address Eric sent it to, and it was the above address and not yours or Jarret's.
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:25 pm

At lunch, OSU and Michigan A are leading their prelim brackets with 2 games to go.
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:39 pm

Michigan A won this at 9-0. Chicago A, Chicago B and OSU are currently playing off for 2nd place.
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:55 pm

Sorry for the delay in stats. Prelims can be found here, combined stats here.

For 2nd place, we had a 3 way tie after Michigan cleared the field to win. Chicago A, Chicago B and OSU were seeded by ppb, with OSU having the highest and thus the birth in the 2nd place "championship," where they played Chicago B after they defeated Chicago A. OSU then beat Chicago B to secure 2nd. Michigan State and Michigan B rounded out the top bracket.

We hope everyone had a great time.
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Post by Fond du lac operon » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:09 pm

I'm not sure that Michigan's team should count as a Michigan team, since they apparently had a Tang Dynasty poet playing alongside them...
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Commodore » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:42 am

I wanted to thank Ohio State for running this tournament. Overall, I felt it went quite well. However, I would like to mention that if you have people who have the possibility to mess up part of the tournament (like reading a round in a bye room that was actually later in the tournament) due to either lack of experience or lack of briefing or a combination of both, you shouldn't have the TD and other capable people playing in your own hosted tournament. Not that I have a problem with OSU fielding a house team, but it seemed a little irresponsible for them to leave someone obviously newer to quizbowl in charge of something somewhat important while of all people the TD was playing.
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Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:06 pm

Commodore wrote:I wanted to thank Ohio State for running this tournament. Overall, I felt it went quite well. However, I would like to mention that if you have people who have the possibility to mess up part of the tournament (like reading a round in a bye room that was actually later in the tournament) due to either lack of experience or lack of briefing or a combination of both, you shouldn't have the TD and other capable people playing in your own hosted tournament. Not that I have a problem with OSU fielding a house team, but it seemed a little irresponsible for them to leave someone obviously newer to quizbowl in charge of something somewhat important while of all people the TD was playing.
If you're talking about Jarret or Jasper, I think neither of them were the TD of the tournament. According to this post by Jasper,
Alliance in the Alps wrote: Gerard Louis is the actual TD.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Notably Not Pierre » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:54 pm

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:If you're talking about Jarret or Jasper, I think neither of them were the TD of the tournament. According to this post by Jasper,
Alliance in the Alps wrote: Gerard Louis is the actual TD.
FWIW, in the post-playoff match I observed between Chicago A and B, which the OSU team was also spectating, the moderator referred to one of the members of OSU's house team as the tournament director. I think he also was the one who made some announcements regarding the tournament structure and announced the addition of cross-bracket bye games.

I think this is person is Jarret although I'll admit my ability to distinguish the names of all the people on the OSU team is not what it should be.
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Post by at your pleasure » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Jarrett was that person, but he was not the TD or at least he said he wasn't.
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:48 pm

Gerard Louis, a member of our team, was the tournament director who handled stats and made sure everything kept moving and all of the other fun things TDs do during tournaments (he was the one who caught the fact that an incredibly sleep deprived staffer had read a wrong packet, and handled it). What I did was organize and announce everything since I have lots of experience doing that and it made Gerard 's life easier. So while in some respects I acted as TD, Gerard was the one who ran the tournament when it was actually being played, and he did a great job.

Now, had there been a lot of problems and delays or whatever, I would have pulled myself from playing and taken over as TD. As it happened, that wasn't necessary. The only real fuckup this tournament saw was someone reading the wrong round, and that's happened to me as a director when I wasn't playing, and happened in this instance after I told the staffer "read round one" myself. Sometimes mistakes happen, especially at quizbowl tournaments.

So I hope that clears that up. I was a sort of a co-TD, but in no way was I running this thing while playing, that'd be silly. We had a TD in the warroom and he did a great job.
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Post by Wackford Squeers » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Inkana7 wrote:Gerard Louis, a member of our team, was the tournament director who handled stats and made sure everything kept moving and all of the other fun things TDs do during tournaments (he was the one who caught the fact that an incredibly sleep deprived staffer had read a wrong packet, and handled it)...
The error was pointed out to him by George and I after we noticed players from other rooms were unfamiliar with the questions we had heard. The reader in question also seemed generally unfamiliar with the rules of quiz bowl. Overall the tournament was good, but you guys seemed short at least one competent reader.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:20 am

a joke about the use/mention distinction wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:Gerard Louis, a member of our team, was the tournament director who handled stats and made sure everything kept moving and all of the other fun things TDs do during tournaments (he was the one who caught the fact that an incredibly sleep deprived staffer had read a wrong packet, and handled it)...
The error was pointed out to him by George and I after we noticed players from other rooms were unfamiliar with the questions we had heard. The reader in question also seemed generally unfamiliar with the rules of quiz bowl. Overall the tournament was good, but you guys seemed short at least one competent reader.
Ah, I did not know that. All I knew was that when round 1 ended I was told "this happened and we fixed it going forward." I guess in hindsight adding a scrimmage room was a pretty bad idea, sorry about the problems it caused.
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