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Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:56 pm

This is the formal announcement for IO side events, which will take place concurrently with TRASH Regionals on Sunday at IO, assuming there is enough interest. Please post in the thread if you're going to play this stuff.

Announcements with rooms and start times and other logistics will follow.

Lit.5

This is the final four rounds that weren't read at MO lit, and two new rounds. The entry fee is $0 for anyone who was affected by the room reservation debacle at MO, and $5 per person for anyone else. The planned format is to do two brackets of six teams each, then a crossover game between teams who are ranked at the same level, in order to determine a final ranking.

The Richard Eberhart Memorial Impossible Speedcheck Shootout (REMISS)

After Lit.5, the REMISS will take place. Rounds will be conducted on twelve packets of 20 two-line tossups, distributed in a normal manner. The format will be dictated by the number of teams who sign up. Entry fee is $5 per person.

There will also be an IMPOSSIBLE UNEDITED ACF FALL SUBMISSIONS packet, to be played by the top eight scorers at this tournament (who are not ACF Fall editors).
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:58 pm

Would it be possible to run any of these events at the Berkeley IO mirror? (There may or may not be interest, but I thought it would be worthwhile to ask...)
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:02 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:Would it be possible to run any of these events at the Berkeley IO mirror? (There may or may not be interest, but I thought it would be worthwhile to ask...)


For sure.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:47 pm

When would Berkeley, Maryland, and Brandeis need these packets?

Also, is anyone going to play these things at Illinois?
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby dtaylor4 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:01 pm

EDIT 2: I can't read.

EDIT: I'm confident Sorice will play both.
Last edited by dtaylor4 on Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:02 pm

theMoMA wrote:When would Berkeley... need these packets?


At some point before people play them. I don't know whether that would be Saturday night or Sunday. It may depend on the level of demand for RMP and TRASH regionals, which is still up in the air.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby wd4gdz » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:25 pm

I'll play
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby Strongside » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:02 pm

I am planning on playing these tournaments.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby Not That Kind of Christian!! » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:54 pm

We'll play what we have time for (MO-style, I presume) next Saturday.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby setht » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:59 pm

theMoMA wrote:This is the formal announcement for IO side events, which will take place concurrently with TRASH Regionals on Sunday at IO, assuming there is enough interest. Please post in the thread if you're going to play this stuff.


If the plan really is to run the lit and impossible speedcheck events on Sunday morning while TRASH Regionals is going on in other rooms, I will almost certainly play both, and I think some other Chicago people who aren't playing TRASH will also sign up. If the plan is to run things after TRASH Regionals finishes, I'm not sure if we'll stay and play or skip it.

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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby No Rules Westbrook » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:01 pm

I'm in the same boat as Seth. If it gets played Sunday morning-ish, I'm certainly in. If not, I don't know.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:23 pm

The plan is to run this concurrently with TRASH. So yeah, Sunday morning.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby Captain Sinico » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:13 pm

I'm hoping to play all three of these (and everything else...) but perhaps I can join my trash team after the other two events finish, so no worries.

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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby magin » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:02 pm

Of course, I support playing as many of these events as possible at the Brandeis mirror.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:33 pm

I have slightly amended my plans. There will be 60 total lit tossups available, and the plan is to have a 30-question seeding round with two rooms, then a 30-question final. People will play solo.

Basically, between making sure that speedcheck got done and catching up on schoolwork, there was no way for me to get another two packets of lit produced. Apologies if anyone is terribly disappointed.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby Cheynem » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:44 pm

School...work?
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby EncyclopediaCDRom » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:23 am

I finally discovered this thread, and I had just replied to Billy Beyer, accepting his offer to join his two FSU teammates for the TRASH Regionals. Of course, I would be delighted to compete in Andrew's two scrimmages should they not overlap with the TRASH. With an easy day of work scheduled for me on Monday, I can leave UIUC quite late Sunday if need be.

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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:28 am

Hey, I'm not sure exactly who needs these packets (I'm going to send them to Chris, Hannah, and Jeff, if I can find his email). The Impossible Speedcheck isn't going to be ready for playing today, but anyone who can mirror it tomorrow is welcome to do so.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:10 pm

theMoMA wrote:Hey, I'm not sure exactly who needs these packets (I'm going to send them to Chris, Hannah, and Jeff, if I can find his email). The Impossible Speedcheck isn't going to be ready for playing today, but anyone who can mirror it tomorrow is welcome to do so.


Hmm... I still don't have questions (but that might be ok, since we're running these after TRASH due to severe shortage of players and staff.

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Edit: got the packets. Thanks, Andrew.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby theMoMA » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:21 pm

These tournaments have concluded.

All sixty blind lit tossups were read to a single room. Seth Teitler won running away, and Mike Sorice got second.

The IMPOSSIBLE SPEEDCHECK tournament concluded with Ryan Westbrook, Rob Carson, and Nick Polk a half-game ahead of Brendan Byrne, Shantanu Jha, Billy Beyer, and Joe Hansen.

Stats are here: http://limozeen.googlepages.com/impossi ... dings.html

Thanks to everyone who played. YOU ALL OWE ME FIVE DOLLAZ.
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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby Ukonvasara » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:42 am

theMoMA wrote:The IMPOSSIBLE SPEEDCHECK tournament concluded with Ryan Westbrook, Rob Carson, and Nick Polk a half-game ahead of Brendan Byrne, Shantanu Jha, Billy Beyer, and Joe Hansen.


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Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

Postby cvdwightw » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:36 pm

In the Impossible Speedcheck Shootout: Berkeley Edition, 14 people sat around in a single room after TRASH and played anywhere between 8 tossups and 7 full rounds (as in, Jeff, Brian and I each heard 7 full rounds and everyone else heard only some of those questions).

Following Andrew's lead, no negs for interrupting a speedcheck will be posted:

Name (School): Tossups Correct
Jeff (Berkeley): 21
Brian (Stanford): 17
Dwight (Irvine): 13
Yogesh (Berkeley): 6
Philippe (Berkeley): 2
Eddie (Stanford): 1
Larissa (Berkeley): 1
Reyu (Berkeley): 1
Michael (Berkeley): 1
Jennifer (Berkeley): 0
Victoria (Berkeley): 0
Akhil (Berkeley): 0
Paul (Stanford): 0
Lauren (Stanford): 0
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