Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

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Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:07 pm

I am pleased to announce that the fifth incarnation of the Early Fall Tournament will be held on October 2nd at Brown University. We originally announced this mirror as taking place on the 16th, but due to a large debate tournament eating up all the classrooms that day, we have moved it forward two weeks. Brown and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have decided to merge EFT and MCMNT into one tournament this year. The tournament will be written by assorted members of both clubs, plus Brown alumnus Eric Mukherjee. Ike Jose of Illinois will oversee the editing process. This will be a novice-difficulty tournament aimed at new players, similar to past incarnations of EFT and ACF Fall.

If you plan on attending the Brown mirror, please email me at Aaron_Rosenberg AT brown DOT edu with the number of teams, staffers, and buzzers you expect to bring. Assuming we obtain the appropriate space, we will be able to accommodate up to 30 teams like last year.

The fee breakdown is:

Fee schedule:
Base fee: $100 per team
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Staff discount: -$10 each
Travel discount: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled

Brown and Illinois are looking to host mirror sites across the country, so if you're interested, please contact both me and Ike (sephiroth0kouko AT gmail DOT com).

We hope to see you there!

EDIT: List of Mirror Sites and TDs so far:
Midwest - UIUC - Ike Jose
Southeast - Georgia Tech - Farrah Bilimoria
California - Claremont - Alejandro Lopez-Lago
South Plains - somewhere in Texas - Chris Romero
Mid-Atlantic - VCU - Cody Voight

NOTE This date change has no effect on the other mirrors; we can create a restricted-access discussion forum to hold all discussion threads until all mirrors are done.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown (10/16/10)

Postby Charbroil » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:58 am

Gypsy punk wrote:This will be a novice-difficulty tournament aimed at new players, similar to past incarnations of EFT and ACF Fall.


Given the debate over whether EFT was actually close to ACF Fall difficulty this past season, will EFT again be "hard questions on easy answers" or instead "genuinely easy questions on easy answers?"
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown (10/16/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:46 pm

Charbroil wrote:Given the debate over whether EFT was actually close to ACF Fall difficulty this past season, will EFT again be "hard questions on easy answers" or instead "genuinely easy questions on easy answers?"


Our goal is somewhere between the two (i.e. closer to fall 2008 than 2009).
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown (10/16/10)

Postby Church51907 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:50 pm

Are there any plans for mirrors of this tournament?
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown (10/16/10)

Postby Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:36 pm

Georgia Tech plans on mirroring.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown (10/16/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Church51907 wrote:Are there any plans for mirrors of this tournament?
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Actually, the closest mirror to Louisville is probably UIUC.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:30 pm

List of wrestling-based comic books wrote:Georgia Tech plans on mirroring.

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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:45 am

We are still seeking mirrors for the following locations:

Pacific Northwest
Eastern Canada
Upper Midwest??

And any other major regions I left off this list.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Susan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:17 am

Gypsy punk wrote:We are still seeking mirrors for the following locations:

Pacific Northwest
Eastern Canada
Upper Midwest??

And any other major regions I left off this list.


Given that UIUC's already turning teams away, has there been any progress on/is there any hope of creating another Midwestern mirror of EFT?
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Cheynem » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:59 am

This is still pretty tentative, but there has been talk of a slightly delayed mirror of EFT in the Minnesota area.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lapego1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:37 pm

Do you think we can get a field update for this? Just interested in who's playing besides us...
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:03 pm

Speaking of which: Yale is bringing 3 teams and 1 buzzer.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Adventure Temple Trail » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:39 pm

Seconding the desire for a field update. Also wondering, if it isn't too intrusive, how the set is shaping up (progress? are there powers? intended number of packets?)
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Ike » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:12 am

14 Rounds. We are trying to power mark the set. The set is shaping up nicely from Illinois's end, and from what I gather the Brown end is going smoothly. Sorry for the delayed response.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:27 pm

Ike wrote:We are trying to power mark the set.

yesssss
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:45 pm

FIELD UPDATE:

Harvard - 2
Brandeis - 2
UConn - 2
Columbia - 3
Penn - 2
Yale - 3
Williams - 1
Brown House - 1

TOTAL: 16
-Please post and/or email me if there is an error here.

LOGISTICS: Registration will open at 8:15 in Wilson Hall; tournament play will start at 9:00 AM. Parking information is located hither.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby MicroEStudent » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Gypsy punk wrote:FIELD UPDATE:

RIT - 2
Brandeis - 2
UConn - 2
Columbia - 4
Penn - 2
Yale - 3
Brown House - 1

TOTAL: 16
-Please post and/or email we if there is an error here.

LOGISTICS: Registration will open at 9:15 in Wilson Hall. Parking information is located hither.


I must have forgotten to send you an e-mail saying that we can't make it. Sorry for the notice, but I just forgot about it.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:38 pm

What's up with Harvard not coming down?
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:55 pm

grapesmoker wrote:What's up with Harvard not coming down?

We are; we just don't know the number of teams yet.

Real answer: what's the point WITHOUT YOU JERRY
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lapego1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:09 pm

FYI, we'll have one buzzer, which will be handcuffed to Eric's wrist for the duration of the tournament.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:46 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Real answer: what's the point WITHOUT YOU JERRY


To any male brown quizbowlers who read this: don't shave between now and the tournament.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby jdeliverer » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:37 am

Gypsy punk wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Real answer: what's the point WITHOUT YOU JERRY


To any male brown quizbowlers who read this: don't shave between now and the tournament.


Oh god. 3 days worth of facial hair on all those males will be SO attractive.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby theMoMA » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:18 am

Gypsy punk wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Real answer: what's the point WITHOUT YOU JERRY


To any male brown quizbowlers who read this: don't shave between now and the tournament.


Do you mean brown or Brown?
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby grapesmoker » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:18 am

theMoMA wrote:Do you mean brown or Brown?


Both, really.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:11 pm

grapesmoker wrote:Do you mean brown or Brown?


Oh for the love of God...
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:28 pm

Two teams (possibly more if more than two people decide that hey they want to play AFTER ALL but we have seven persons interested) and two staff (three if Sam comes).
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Sir Thopas » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:11 pm

Just a notice that, as in years past, an afterparty will be held at some point after the tournament (probably after a dinner), and quizbowlers all are welcome to attend.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:14 pm

Campus map: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilit ... us_Map.pdf

If you get lost, just ask how to get to the main green; Wilson Hall is in plain sight.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby Lagotto Romagnolo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:26 pm

If there are any teams coming who are not listed above, now would be a very good time to say so.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby ieppler » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:12 am

(Relatively) live stats will be available at http://results.scobo.net/brown/2010eft
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby ieppler » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:16 pm

We're starting playoffs now. Final prelim stats are linked in the above post. Playoff stats will be posted at http://results.scobo.net/brown/2010eftplayoffs
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby ieppler » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:42 pm

After playoffs, Yale A and Harvard A finished 6-1. One-game final begins now. Full playoff stats for the top bracket are uploaded.
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby ieppler » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:09 pm

Harvard wins, 335-330
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby dsimons » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:09 pm

We ran the Classics tournament afterwards as a shootout. Here are the results:

Player 15 10 -5 Total

Justin Byrd 35 29 17 730
Matt Jackson 8 12 8 200
Guy Tabachnick 8 13 10 200
Danila 9 12 18 165
John Lawrence 3 3 2 65
Stephen Liu 2 6 5 65
Ben Cohen 4 1 3 55 (played three rounds)
Kevin Koai 0 1 1 5
Andy Watkins 0 1 1 5
Kenneth 1 1 6 -5
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Postby grapesmoker » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:34 pm

Will there be a private discussion forum for this tournament?
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Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

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