ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EverlastingWrane » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:32 am

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, will be hosting a mirror of TIT on January 31st. Teams attending the mirror will be required to submit a packet to the Maryland editors. Chris will be posting an updated fee schedule in this thread soon with the relevant packet deadlines for our site. For more information about the tournament, including packet requirements, please see the original announcement for TIT at: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6184.

To register, or if you have any questions, email me at rebecca HYPHEN fischer AT northwestern DOT edu.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by DumbJaques » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:49 am

Since this announcement is going up later, the fee schedule for packet submission will be changed. Here is the schedule for the Northwestern site (only):

December 27: -$50
January 3: -$25
January 10: Even money
January 17: +$25
January 24: +$50

As always, only teams with a player who played in a tournament prior to last year needs to submit a packet. Please send packets to volkov3000@yahoo.com. Also, if you know you'll be working on a packet and sending it, please let me know in advance for planning purposes.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:20 am

Right now, Illinois is tentatively planning to submit a packet.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:41 pm

We're going to come to this, but we won't be able to submit a packet. I can write a partial packet, but that's probably it. Should I do this, or would it be a waste of time?

edit: Also, what is a good set that is similar to this? We'll wanna practice on comparable difficulty in the weeks before.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by cornfused » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:50 pm

I will not be submitting a packet, but may come play this solo.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by alkrav112 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:31 pm

Michigan would like to come to this, and we plan to submit a packet. More details to follow.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by Demonic Leftovers » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:02 pm

Chicago will be coming with the number of teams and packets to be determined.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by Matt Weiner » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:28 pm

JackGlerum wrote:edit: Also, what is a good set that is similar to this? We'll wanna practice on comparable difficulty in the weeks before.
If the tournament is similar to last year's Terrapin it will be pushing towards the upper end of the "normal difficulty" range; Terrapin 2008, Cardinal Classic 2008, or ACF Regionals 2007 are similar.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by DumbJaques » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:06 pm

We're going to come to this, but we won't be able to submit a packet. I can write a partial packet, but that's probably it. Should I do this, or would it be a waste of time?
High school teams by definition don't have to submit packets, but you can feel free to do so for a discount.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:55 pm

I definitely can attend this mirror. This would be a great last-minute warm-up for NAQT SCT a week later. Greg Peterson, would you be interested in being one of my teammates? If so, could we split packet writing?

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by cornfused » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:58 am

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:I definitely can attend this mirror. This would be a great last-minute warm-up for NAQT SCT a week later. Greg Peterson, would you be interested in being one of my teammates? If so, could we split packet writing?

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Sorry, Rom, but I won't be submitting a packet (and am not sure that I'll be attending at all.)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by millionwaves » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:41 pm

Illinois is definitely going to attend with at least one, and maybe two, teams. If the second team materializes, it will probably be made up entirely of freshmen.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by DumbJaques » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:39 pm

Cross-posted from original TIT thread:

Hey, I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow night is the +$25 deadline, so keep those packets coming in (thanks to Harvard, VCU, and half a thanks to team Josenthal for submissions).

For the record, I am expecting packets from the following teams based on registrations here and at Northwestern:

Brown
Penn
CWRU
Illinois
Chicago (could I get an update on the number of packets, if possible?)
Michigan
Rom

If you are listed here and are no longer planning on writing a packet, please let me know immediately. We are a little short on packets right now, so if anyone would be interested in freelancing a packet/half packet/some questions, we'd certainly appreciate it and owe you a favor.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by Deviant Insider » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:40 pm

We are interested in attending, but unfortunately we are not going to be able to write any questions.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by DumbJaques » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:02 am

We are interested in attending, but unfortunately we are not going to be able to write any questions.
High school teams are, of course, exempt from writing questions, so no problem.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:27 pm

Please see my post at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6184&p=115531#p115531 for info on packets that still haven't come in. Please let me know if this describes you (which, it does, since I haven't received any packets from this site yet).
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EverlastingWrane » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:48 pm

Just a friendly reminder to teams to email me (rebecca HYPHEN fischer AT northwestern DOT edu) with the number of teams, buzzer systems, and moderators you are bringing to officially register for the TIT mirror. A number of teams have expressed interest here and/or to Chris without sending me an email, which would be really helpful for me. I will post a field update soon, when I hopefully have heard from more teams.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EverlastingWrane » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks to all the teams that got back to me. Here's a field update for this Saturday:

Rom & Friends (1 team, 1 buzzer system)
Loyola Academy (2 teams, 2 buzzer systems, 2 moderators)
New Trier (1 team, 1 buzzer system)
Illinois (1 team, 0-3 buzzer system(s))
Chicago (3 teams, 1 buzzer system)
Michigan (3 teams, 2 buzzer systems)

for a total of 11 teams. Please let me know if any of this information is incorrect. More details about this Saturday coming soon, hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EverlastingWrane » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:14 am

The promised late-minute details:

Check-in and a team meeting will start at 8:30am in the Big Ten Room (Room 104) of the Norris University Center, with rounds starting at 9am.

Most parking lots on campus are free on weekends, but the best places to park are probably along the lake on the south side of campus. These are lots 208, 211, 214, and 215 on this map: http://www.northwestern.edu/up/parking/maps.html. Directions can be found at: http://www.northwestern.edu/visiting/di ... index.html; let me know if you need further directions.

With 11 teams, we will probably be playing a full round robin with a bye, followed by a couple of final rounds if needed.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by cornfused » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:14 pm

Results?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:31 pm

cornfused wrote:Results?
Protip: Don't ask for results the same night of the tournament. Give them a chance to post them first.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by at your pleasure » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:39 pm

Actually, I think GDS had results up for their tournament that night.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by Chichono » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:55 pm

The results are up on the NU quizbowl website:

http://groups.northwestern.edu/quizbowl ... dings.html
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:11 pm

Was a final played and just not entered, or were there not enough packets?

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Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:07 am

Anti-Climacus wrote:Actually, I think GDS had results up for their tournament that night.
It's admirable to accomplish that, but if someone chooses to wait until, say, tomorrow, that's okay too.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by jonah » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:50 am

dtaylor4 wrote:Was a final played and just not entered, or were there not enough packets?
Chicago A beat Illinois in the first game of the final, thereby winning the tournament. I don't remember the score, but it was close until the last two questions or so.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:15 pm

I had a blast yesterday; the tournament ran on time for the most part, had good moderators, and kept efficient stats. I thought Northwestern did a great job and I hope they host more solid events, because having good quizbowl right in Evanston is a god-send.

Also, this was one of the best sets I've played this year. Without giving specifics and not having seen the questions, it seemed transparency and cliffs were kept to a minimum, a testament to the editors. We only had 11 or so ppb, but we were not falling over in our chairs upon hearing the hard part. All and all, a fine job by Maryland.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII Mirror at Northwestern (1/31/09)

Post by EverlastingWrane » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:15 am

Thanks to all of the teams who came, we really enjoyed hosting this. Especially thanks to Tom Egan and Matt Laird for staffing.

As was already pointed out, the stats are available on our website. I just found the scoresheet from the final game, so that should be up sometime relatively soon as well.
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