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by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25506

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Tim Hartman and I are definitely confirmed for that Friday evening.

Pray for a safe Belmont Stakes tomorrow,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20315

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Tim Hartman and I are definitely confirmed for that Saturday evening.

Cheer for Big Brown tomorrow,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)
Replies: 63
Views: 12932

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008

Of course, you can count on me for my first movie-only tourney! In fact, I will compete in lieu of eating lunch. Shall a draft precede the first round?

Happy D-Day anniversary,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9254

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

On second thought, I would also like to enter these doubles/triples/quadruples, too, and I am currently searching for a teammate in case Tim Hartman cannot stay Sunday night. As I have been humbly suggesting this evening, triples and/or quadruples could keep these side tournaments moving more swiftl...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20315

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I still aspire to win my second consecutive literature doubles title (but without Jonathin Magin), and I would like to compete with either Tim Hartman from last summer or Brian Sobolak, my best teammate from CBI Nationals. If interested players significantly exceed the numbers of packets and moderat...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25506

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

I still prefer Tim Hartman to be my teammate like last year, but I do not know whether he is also among the thirty early entrants. With so much interest in history doubles, could the teams be expanded to triples or even quadruples? Last month's experimental doubles became experimental quadruples wit...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun May 04, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008

With less than two weeks to go, I still need some teammates, but you can count on me. One of my UIC acquaintances will be out of town for summer vacation, for example, but I just chirped Arsalan Khan. Auto racers are athletes, but thoroughbred horses are pets. Happy early Cinco de Mayo, Rom Masrour,...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun May 04, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30591

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

The Minnesota Open weekend would be a great early birthday celebration for me. I intend to to compete in Saturday's main event and lit singles and Sunday's trash scrimmage. I can drive a rental car from Chicago Friday evening, and I could give others a lift. I plan to return Sunday evening after the...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun May 04, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24570

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

In addition to playing, I can bring my CPS laptop, so I am confirming my previously accepted entry. Any contributions of the packets being installed would be most welcome. As for the draft, it sounds too much like modular arithmetic, so you lost me. I just hope that I will not be picked last, as in ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sat May 03, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25506

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

I now realize that I had already entered the History Doubles. Tim Hartman was great as my teammate last summer, but he may be locked out due to a lack of a posting if the field is capped at 28 players (14 duos). Any interested teammate who is also already entered may e-mail me at indycars@uic.edu or...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu May 01, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008
Replies: 20
Views: 8339

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008

Friday evening for history doubles and Saturday evening for literature doubles sound great. I could staff Sunday evening for social science/philosophy doubles. During Saturday and Sunday lunchbreaks, I would also be interested in name-that-tune, especially if it expanded to include musical theatre a...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu May 01, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25506

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

I was somehow omitted from the tentative early entry list. I am still looking for a teammate whose Asian, world, ancient, and military history could complement my political, American, British, and Western history.

Happy tax freedom day (unless I :kenj: missed it),
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: CO Trash Tournament

As of now, I am a free agent, as some of my MLK teammates did not want to compete in ABD. I did not mind playing solo twice in February for UIC, but I suspect that our trash organizers would. Moreover, I need help with basketball, ice hockey, current baseball, music, current TV, video games, and com...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: ANNOUCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008

By now, you should know that you can count on me even if I have to play solo, but I would like to make my first offers to Bruce Arthur, Tim Hartman, and Arsalan Khan as teammates. I presume that there are no packet submission requirements, but I had not been paying attention to the announcements for...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24570

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

If anybody wants to be my teammate, please feel free to e-mail me. I hope to superpower anything about medicine. I plan to moderate/score NAQT HSNCT during that Saturday morning/afternoon, so I will be in the hotel already. Since I live in Chicago, I shall still have enough time to sleep before that...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5784

Re: Announcement: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

One of my promsing teammates has decided to round out another team, and my biggest academic booster needs his car to be repaired. If Arsalan Khan cannot make it to UIUC, I might have to play solo again, and I would definitely rent a car again. Does Notre Dame still need an eighth player? Can any fre...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11684

Re: CO trash announcement

Naturally, I could compete in trash quads after the CO. I hope to power all classic cinema questions, but I shall release my buzzer during video game queries. I am always looking for teammates for the CO et al, but right now I am more concerned with finding more teammates for next month's NAQT ICT w...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008
Replies: 20
Views: 8339

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008

The weekend of July 19 would be quite convenient for UIC, for that date is nowhere near the end of the now later summer semester. Last autumn, the IO was followed by smooth literature doubles Saturday night, experimental doubles Sunday morning, and pyramid Sunday afternoon, so some of those proposed...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20315

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Of course, I want to compete in literature doubles. To date, my only tournament victory was last fall's literature doubles at the Illinois Open, but I could not have won that tourney without riding the coattails of Jonathan Magin. At least, I am no longer the Anna Kornakova of ACF. Happy Greek Indep...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9254

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

I struggle to write social science questions, so I would be more useful as a moderator. I plan to be at the Chicago Open for all three days, but I am not informed about a 24-hour quiz bowl marathon. I am new to this message board, so I have not found the date and the location of this marathon Happy ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25506

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

I definitely plan to compete in history doubles the evening before the main Chicago Open. If Tim Hartman is still in the Chicago area, I would like to have him as my history doubles partner. I hope to apply successfully for social studies certification and a history endorsement in a couple of years....
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: call for head editor, side events
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Chicago Open 2008: call for head editor, side events

For the 2008 Chicago Open et al, I would also prefer a July weekend when UIC is still in its summer semester, for I would like to have some fellow UIC students as teammates should I not be able to reunite my 2007 Chicago Open squad with all three of my comrades. I also look forward to another histor...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF in 2008-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: ACF in 2008-2009

Will there still be the Chicago Open (CO) around July 2008 and the Illinois Open around November 2008? Will there be literature doubles, science doubles, and trash around this summer's CO? I know that Bruce Arthur has already been writing history doubles toss-ups and even bonuses. Happy early Ides o...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2008 Midwest SCT at UChicago
Replies: 23
Views: 5329

How did I lose the tie-breaker for second in toss-up points?

Just for bragging rights, I would have liked to have been second in the stats, behind only Mike Sorice. Still, I loved my book, a brand-new hard-cover of 'TIS to accompany my autographed copy of ANGELA AND THE BABY JESUS. All I need now by Frank McCourt are ANGELA'S ASHES and TEACHER MAN. Had I some...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Chicago, Feb. 16th
Replies: 14
Views: 3771

University of Chicago outdid itself with ACF 2008 Regionals.

Kudos to the University of Chicago for organizing such a well-run ACF 2008 Regionals tournament just one week after conducting a similarly smooth NAQT SCT tourney. After round five was completed, the lunch was waiting for us. In light of the recent recall of beef, can we have more non-meat choices f...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5784

UIC will attend UIUC ICT warm-up mirror.

UIC, or at least myself, can attend. I hope to bring Tim Hartman and Arsalan Khan, my best open teammates. I now look especially fondly on NIU's brilliant, ranked 2003 football season.
Happy belated St. Valentine's Day,
Rom Masrour
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rom's first MLK/ABD
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Rom's first MLK/ABD

Congratulations to the organizers of both MLK and ABD 2008 for keeping the preliminary and playoff games moving smoothly so that my teammates and I could spend more time resting at the Ann Arbor Motel 6. I would not have driven round-trip from Chicago without teammates of the caliber of Bruce Arthur...