ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Post by millionwaves » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:06 pm

Hey, everyone, I'm back in Urbana now, so here's a wrap-up post.

Congratulations to The Lady's not for Byrning, consisting of Matt Weiner, Brendan Byrne, Andrew Hart, and Rob Carson, which won the second game of their advantaged final over In Vinokurov Veritas to claim this year's Chicago Open Championship. Ragged Dick and the Algerian Heroes came in third, followed by Team Mike Sorice Sure Does Turn in his Questions Late.

Thank you all very much for coming out to play Chicago Open this year. I hope you all enjoyed the questions and the tournament; we certainly enjoyed putting it on for you and editing your (by and large, quite exciting) submissions.

Not enough can be said about how great Chris Carter was at doing organizational stuff for this tournament, particularly in the week leading up to the tournament when things got crazy on my end of things with writing and editing. He made all the schedules, invoices, and performed excellently as a statistician. Similarly, Bernadette Spencer was particularly clutch the day of the tournament, writing several excellent religion questions to fill out that distribution.

The following people gave up their Saturday to come out and staff CO, earning a free lunch and my eternal gratitude: Jack Glerum, Craig Messner, Brad Fischer, Kristin Strey, Mike Laudermith, Matt Laird, Donald Taylor, Jonah Greenthal (who went to Chipotle for us because I didn't have a car. Clutch!), Nolan Esser, Margo Emont, "Silent" Jeff Geringer, Jason Loy, and Bernadette Spencer. You guys were fantastic and everyone sincerely appreciated your dedication to good quizbowl.

We want to fix one or two holes in the set before we post it publicly. In the meantime, you can e-mail Chris Carter at cdcarter@gmail.com and he will give you the packets that were used. I'm going to start a thread in the discussion forum in which people can discuss the questions.

Thank you all again for playing Chicago Open this year. We sincerely hoped you enjoyed it and we had a great time getting it together for you.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:59 pm

I have the stats for the second final if someone wants to add that in; IM me or something.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:07 pm

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:I have the stats for the second final if someone wants to add that in; IM me or something.
Yeah, on a related note I found the stats for the last game between our team and Magin's team but they somehow got lost during lit, it seems. I think Magin may have been keeping stats during the game; is this true?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Post by magin » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:52 pm

Yeah, I kept stats for that game, and I think I can reconstruct all of them from what I wrote down.
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