Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

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Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Aaron's Rod » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:34 pm

Guile Island wrote:
Auroni wrote:Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University.




:party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party:

In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help with where to stay or anything else in Evanston, drop me a line.

In concordance with the :party: emoji and the new, suburban location, I intend to host festivities at my parents' north shore home on Saturday night, following whatever hellish hour EO concludes. All quizbowlers who are over 18 and have graduated high school are welcome. It is not accessible by transit, so while I won't organize it myself, DDing/splitting rideshares is strongly encouraged. If you want more details (such as an exact location, especially if this may influence your hotel-booking purposes) hit me up over a medium of your convenience: text/Facebook/email/Discord DM/forums DM/skywriting over Lake Michigan.
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Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Guile Island wrote:
Auroni wrote:Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University.




:party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party:

In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help with where to stay or anything else in Evanston, drop me a line.

skywriting over Lake Michigan.

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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Auroni » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:45 am

The submitted packet list has been updated (pending, as usual, extensions and other requests). Email me if you have any questions.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Auroni » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Reminder that the +$25 deadline is this weekend. Also, I'm aware of one team that hasn't yet emailed me to officially register; please do that.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Auroni » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:12 am

The +50 deadline is tonight, and you have one week of accumulating penalties to get your packets in at all, or you will be dropped from the field.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Cheynem » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am

Will you let us know how much we owe at some point (i.e. if there were discounts)?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Auroni » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Cheynem wrote:Will you let us know how much we owe at some point (i.e. if there were discounts)?


Yes, at the opening meeting itself. Speaking of discounts, if you are coming to the tournament at all in any capacity and have the ability to bring buzzers, please do; I have raised the discount to -$10 per working set.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Cheynem » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Is there no way we can learn how much we need to pay before the actual day of the tournament?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:04 pm

If it's possible for the editors to do this, it would be convenient for us to know how much cash to withdraw before the opening meeting.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Auroni » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:26 pm

Every paying team should now have gotten an email about how much they owe. I can be paid via Venmo at any time (just look up my name), or via cash or check the morning of the tournament.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Cheynem » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:23 pm

Thanks for doing that.

I'm assuming information about where we will be meeting and when is also pending, so that might influence this answer, but having not been to Northwestern in a while, where is the best place to park?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 pm

There's a huge lot that's open on weekends on the southeast end of campus next to one of those newfangled giant buildings. Just enter on Sheridan before it intersects with Chicago Avenue.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Guile Island » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm

The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrote:There's a huge lot that's open on weekends on the southeast end of campus next to one of those newfangled giant buildings. Just enter on Sheridan before it intersects with Chicago Avenue.



Yup, this is free on weekends, and we've always encouraged people to park at it for NU-hosted tournaments in the past. Entering "Northwestern Lakeside Parking Structure" into GMaps should get you there.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Cheynem » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Is this the lot/structure near the George Segal Visitors Center and the Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts? (which is close to where I think the tournament is being held--Kresge or Locy)

My reading of the Northwestern parking regulations is that parking on weekends is free--is this fake news?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby jonah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:04 pm

Cheynem wrote:Is this the lot/structure near the George Segal Visitors Center and the Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts?
Patrick Ryan! And yes, and yes it's free.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 pm

Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
: Presumably featuring an endless loop of Rage against the Machine songs paired with videos of its namesake doing P90X and talking about destroying the social safety net with his buddies at frat keggers.

Anyway, so has a building location been announced? Will it be in one of those (Kresge or Locy?) that Mike mentioned?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby adamsil » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:16 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:
Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
: Anyway, so has a building location been announced? Will it be in one of those (Kresge or Locy?) that Mike mentioned?

The tournament itself will be in Locy (and one room in Fisk, which is adjacent to Locy). I'm still hoping to get confirmation from the administration on a larger room in Kresge to have more space for the opening meeting, but regardless, all of these buildings are relatively close together.

As a quick note to anyone using CTA on Saturday: your best bet is to get off at the Foster stop on the purple line and walk east until you hit campus (Sheridan Rd. is the western border); then, walk down around the southwest end of the campus, and Locy/Fisk/Kresge are all relatively close together in the southeast corner. If you hit the lake, you've gone too far (obviously).
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby heterodyne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:02 am

The University of Chicago will be holding our customary pre-CO practice in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club from 2-5 today. The Reynolds club is located at the southwest corner of 57th and University, 5706 south University. The room is located on the second floor. Take a right from the staircase and walk past the bathrooms. If you require further assistance or have other questions, please email me at alstonb@uchicago.edu or message me on Facebook. Apologies for the late notice - we had some difficulties securing a room with the school.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Inspired by a suggestion from Alex Damisch, I shall have a packet with the theme of "annoying / mean / horrible things to make people say" - not in the sense of the answers being offensive words, but in the sense of the answer being hard to give, or pertaining to making someone say something that's annoying / hard to have to say. I'd like to read to folks at some point over CO weekend - perhaps on Friday evening. The questions may feature some amount of extreme vanity.

People are more than welcome to suggest drinking game rules to accompany this.

EDIT: Vanity warning.

EDIT 2: Further clarification


This will be postponed to Festivus. Exact spellings will be required.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby Cheynem » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:55 pm

Do we know yet if we are meeting in Fisk, Locy, or somewhere else?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby rylltraka » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:00 pm

I am not attending CO, but I am hearing secondhand that there have been a number of canceled flights via American which may result in some late arrivals or non-arrivals. Just to let you know - hopefully the appropriate people are already in touch with tournament staff.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby adamsil » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:45 pm

Cheynem wrote:Do we know yet if we are meeting in Fisk, Locy, or somewhere else?

My room request for a large meeting room was unfortunately never confirmed, but I'm hoping it'll still be open to us early in the morning, so we're going to plan on meeting in Kresge 2380 tomorrow morning regardless, and if that's not a viable option, then I'll hang up some signs in Kresge directing teams to a new meeting place in Locy. We would contact teams about that as well by around 8 am. None of the Locy rooms are really due to fit more than about 30 people at a time, and I'd rather not have to squeeze everyone into hallways if we don't have to. All three buildings are very close together, so this shouldn't impact anyone's early morning plans. Sorry about any confusion.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby adamsil » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:56 am

adamsil wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Do we know yet if we are meeting in Fisk, Locy, or somewhere else?

My room request for a large meeting room was unfortunately never confirmed, but I'm hoping it'll still be open to us early in the morning, so we're going to plan on meeting in Kresge 2380 tomorrow morning regardless, and if that's not a viable option, then I'll hang up some signs in Kresge directing teams to a new meeting place in Locy. We would contact teams about that as well by around 8 am. None of the Locy rooms are really due to fit more than about 30 people at a time, and I'd rather not have to squeeze everyone into hallways if we don't have to. All three buildings are very close together, so this shouldn't impact anyone's early morning plans. Sorry about any confusion.

Update: Kresge was locked, we will be convening in Fisk 114! Signs have been posted as a reminder.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby jonah » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:12 am

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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby vinteuil » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:16 am


Jonah, will you ever take the stats for this tournament and 2015 CO and have them uploaded to the main HSQB database?
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby jonah » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:26 am

vinteuil wrote:

Jonah, will you ever take the stats for this tournament and 2015 CO and have them uploaded to the main HSQB database?
I don't have access to do so, but anyone who does is welcome to do it. The data files are in the same directories ("2015_Chicago_Open.sqbs", "prelim.sqbs", future files will be named the same way).
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby jonah » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Prelim standings are complete at the above link. Playoff standings will be here.
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Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Postby jonah » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 am

Monday Begins on Saturday, and Sunday Comes Afterwards (Matt Bollinger, Shan Kothari, Adam Silverman, and Matt Weiner) defeated A Dead Meme Isn't Art (Ike Jose, John Lawrence, Jakob Myers, and Andrew Wang) in the first game of an advantaged final. I don't have the scoresheet for the final yet, so I entered it as a forfeit here. Once I get the scoresheet, I'll add the details and final rankings.
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