Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

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Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Fri May 11, 2018 3:04 pm

With dates finalized and rooms reserved, I'm happy to announce that Illinois will be hosting a summer open on August 11th and August 12th.

Ideally, I'd like to run one "main event" on Saturday, but that's pending a possible Cambridge Open / Oxford Open mirror since many Illinois players will have played/heard NASAT by August. If there's interest, we could also run Canadian Hybrid.

For now, the format will likely be 3 to 4 side events on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. I'd like to gauge people's interest on 1. if they plan on attending, 2. what events they'd like to play/staff, please help by filling out this google doc. If there's an event you would like to see played that isn't listed, please let me know.

EDIT: The date of this event may be changed to August 18th. If you have any issues with availability, please fill out this form.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Cheynem » Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 pm

Sounds like fun.

I would personally prefer no main event and go for all side events, although I'll defer to the masses on this. An abbreviated main event, though, could probably still allow for most of the side events, especially if Sunday is completely free.

I wonder if you want to do some sort of ranked system that indicates what people REALLY want to play (I did this on my choices).
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby dtaylor4 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Outside of the potential Americanized hybrid, will there be entry fees? I'm working on getting a gang of high schoolers together.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Fri May 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Yeah, the ranking system worked pretty well last year, provided you can set up the form and read the results properly.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Cheynem » Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Another option is of course "shootout to cram in remaining events." My terrible event might be best played in that format, for example.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm

I'd be down for a british main event
much less inclined for the canadian event
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Progcon » Sat May 12, 2018 12:21 am

Thanks for putting this together Mike and Illinois. I'm planning on driving to this from the Detroit Metro area so let me know if you need a ride if you live in Michigan (or maybe Indiana idk).

I'd also be down for a British "main event". CamO was pretty fun last year. On the topic of our set FTP 3: I think it would be best played at a Saturday night get together after dinner or something. It's only 5 packets long, and the bonuses don't have to be read if people don't want to, so it could work as a shootout. I would definitely like it to be played if I come out to UIUC though :)
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Guile Island » Mon May 14, 2018 1:53 pm

I'm going to this, I'd definitely prefer an all-side event slate to a main event, though of course would gladly play a British main event if that's what people want.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Charbroil » Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 pm

I'm definitely going to this if there is an all-subject main event in addition to side events, but there's a good chance that I'll come to an all side-event weekend as well. If I do come, I'll try to bring some WUSTL people as well.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Charbroil » Mon May 14, 2018 3:48 pm

Also, if OCTAVIAN is going to be played (since it will apparently be done by the end of June), I will 100% be there.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Mon May 14, 2018 4:19 pm

I'll play this site if there's a British event + any number of side events.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Mon May 14, 2018 6:50 pm

Would anyone be opposed to this event being pushed back to August 18th? Seems that may accommodate some people busy the weekend of the 11th, but if this adversely affects more people, I'd be against doing so.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Cheynem » Mon May 14, 2018 7:17 pm

I would prefer the 11th. Obviously I'm just one person though, so maybe a poll is in order.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Aaron's Rod » Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm

John Ketzkorn wrote:Would anyone be opposed to this event being pushed back to August 18th? Seems that may accommodate some people busy the weekend of the 11th, but if this adversely affects more people, I'd be against doing so.

Perhaps a Google poll where people could indicate their likeliness to come on each date would be good.

EDIT: Didn't see Mike's post.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Mon May 14, 2018 7:51 pm

I've created a form here
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Sat May 19, 2018 4:15 am

Looking at form responses, we've ultimately settled on keeping the dates as is.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Cheynem » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:24 am

When do you think you'll have a schedule of events finalized?
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 am

Cheynem wrote:When do you think you'll have a schedule of events finalized?


We should have a schedule of events out sometime within the next two weeks. Not necessarily "finalized" since I'd like to give people another week or two to make suggestions before cementing our plan for the weekend.
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby John Ketzkorn » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:38 pm

Here's our schedule as of today (June 12th). If you'd like to discuss possible reordering / evens I missed that you feel I should try, feel free to post here or email me.


Informal:
FTP 3 - Harris Bunker will presumably be organizing the logistics of this

Saturday:
Cambridge Open (no forum post, but distribution is same as last year) - Teams of 4
Words and Objects - Teams of 2
SNICK - ??? open to suggestions for now I'll leave it at teams of 4

Sunday:
WORLDSTAR - Teams of 4
The Human Use of Human Beings - Teams of 4
RAPTURE - I like the idea of running this as a tiered shootout of rooms of 6 to 8, but I'm open to suggestions

Events with time remaining on Saturday/Sunday (most likely as shootouts) - we can go as late as people please and hopefully we can get through a lot of quizbowl:
FILM
Chomping Down at Shoney's



Here's a team formation sheet for all side events
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Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Postby Cheynem » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 pm

Seems good. I will say that three events, if one of them is a full tournament, seems perhaps a lot on Saturday, but you did choose both a small event (Words and Objects) and a trash event (SNICK), so good scheduling there. Perhaps just plan on a late day. In contrast, I think Sunday could probably even work in another event, but we do have two events to perhaps be played as shootouts, so that also could be good scheduling. In short, overscheduling Saturday and underscheduling Sunday seems like the best plan--things can be moved to Sunday and there's always late night shootouts.

I am looking for teams for all events except WORLDSTAR, which I plan on staffing (and I might have a team for SNICK already).
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