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CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:52 am
by Cheynem
Even though the date hasn't been set and the tournament hasn't even been announced, it's sufficiently late enough to perhaps warrant the inevitable Chicago Open Team Formation thread (it should be noted that last year's thread was started on March 10, so it's not like I'm jumping the gun here).

To start things off, I am looking for a team. I am good at American related things and not much else although I have crucial game-winning mythology buzzes at the last two Chicago Opens. I would enjoy traveling with people coming from the Michigan area and would be willing to play with them as well if they want. Otherwise, I'm okay playing with whomever.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:40 am
by Auroni
There's an excellent chance that I'll be in the Cleveland area doing an internship over the summer -- if OSU wants to come maybe I can hitch a ride with them. If not, I don't think I'll go at all.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:22 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
I haven't missed a Chicago Open in my quizbowl career, and I don't intend to miss this one. If people want me on their team, they should let me know.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:59 pm
by Ringil
Kurtis and I are planning on teaming up for CO (depending on the date of CO and our plans etc) and are looking for teammates, especially those who know stuff we don't (ie stuff that isn't lit or history) :P

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:22 pm
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
I'm looking for teammates. I'm pretty good at chem and decent at other parts of science. I'll also probably have a few decent buzzes on books I have read and classical music.

Mike, the Grand Rapids area seems to be on the shortest route from Midland, so I would be happy to carpool with you.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:48 pm
by Cheynem
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat wrote:I'm looking for teammates. I'm pretty good at chem and decent at other parts of science. I'll also probably have a few decent buzzes on books I have read and classical music.

Mike, the Grand Rapids area seems to be on the shortest route from Midland, so I would be happy to carpool with you.
Sounds good, I'll obviously be in contact with you more as time gets closer--would you also be interested in playing together?

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:59 pm
by Mike Bentley
I suppose I'm also looking for teammates. I know some things about visual art, history and computer science and might be able to get a tossup on the Ark Sakura if it comes up again this year.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:12 pm
by rylltraka
I think I'll join this parade of Michaels (and their derivatives). I'm also planning to be in the Chicago area around that time, so I'm available and would like a team. I'm an okay history player with a specialty in classics (although since I'm TAing World History next quarter, I'll be all over that), and I pick up occasional buzzes in myth, lit, and other humanities. I'm also prompt in writing questions.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:20 pm
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Cheynem wrote:
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat wrote:I'm looking for teammates. I'm pretty good at chem and decent at other parts of science. I'll also probably have a few decent buzzes on books I have read and classical music.

Mike, the Grand Rapids area seems to be on the shortest route from Midland, so I would be happy to carpool with you.
Sounds good, I'll obviously be in contact with you more as time gets closer--would you also be interested in playing together?
Sure

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:50 am
by Cheynem
Michael Hausinger and Mik Larsen and I have formed 3/4 of a formidable team of people whose names begin with "Mi." We are currently in negotiations with Dwight Wynne in the unlikely event he comes out to the main site, but if you are interested otherwise in joining this team, give us a holla.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:25 pm
by dtaylor4
If someone wants to make a new thread for this, go ahead.

I'm gonna be staffing. If there's room on a floor/couch/chair, I'll pitch in either through cash or paying for meals.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:25 pm
by MLafer
I need a team for this. If interested e-mail me at [email protected](the-email-service-run-by-google).com

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:45 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
I know the date isn't final, but I have been looking at travel arrangements with the assumption that CO will be held the weekend of July 31.

For the first time in my life, I am not living in Chicago during Chicago Open. I'm looking at hotels that are closer to CO than my parent's house is. If anyone wants to split a hotel room in downtown Chicago with me, I'd be happy to do so. There are deals in the $100-125 per day range for 2 beds available, and I'd be interested in splitting it either two or three ways.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:03 pm
by magin
I'm also looking for a team for this, ideally one with players who know science and don't mind being frustrated by questions on crazy things that chicago open sadly tends to foster.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:26 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
George Berry was too humble to brag about it by posting a link, but he's created a CO team spreadsheet:

https://spreadsheets3.google.com/ccc?hl ... l=en#gid=0

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:37 pm
by Auroni
I have tentative plans to play this with Jerry, and I think he's trying to get Ahmad on our team.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:46 pm
by grapesmoker
every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:I have tentative plans to play this with Jerry, and I think he's trying to get Ahmad on our team.
Matt Lafer is also on board this train.

edit: this team (Lafer, Ragab, Gupta, Vinokurov) is a go.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:34 am
by itsthatoneguy
Surya and I are looking for a team to play on. Surya knows bio, some psychology / brain stuff, and some literature. I mostly know fine arts.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:45 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
There's about an 80 percent chance I will be able to throw my hat in the ring for this. I'd particularly enjoy playing with someone who knows science.

EDIT 6/6: I am playing this tournament with Ted Gioia, Dallas Simons, and Mike Sorice.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:06 pm
by Ike
I'm playing. Contact me if interested.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:57 pm
by Magister Ludi
Dallas Simons and I are on a team and are looking for teammates. Contact me if interested.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:29 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
I'm probably looking for a team for this. Hit me up if you want to convert all of those terrible bonus parts on apollinarianism or Quiddities.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:16 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
I'm looking for a team for this, and would probably write 8/8 if necessary. Contact me if you're looking for a mid-to-low-level music player and coverage of Russian content.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:50 pm
by Cheynem
Apologies to the people I just e-mailed last night, but I believe Mike Bentley has confirmed interest in being our fourth player and reuniting the Team of the Three Mikes from GUERRILLA.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:00 pm
by The Moviegoer
I'd like to play this. I'm not really good, but I know continental philosophy well (at least!) and I like to think that I'm fun to be around. If you're interested, hit me up at messner1 [at] illinois.edu

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:27 pm
by theMoMA
I'm possibly looking for teammates.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:43 pm
by DumbJaques
I'm definitely playing this, looking for teammates.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:57 pm
by Strongside
Richard Mason and I have teamed up, and we might or might not need one or two more people on our team (we are waiting to hear back from a couple of people Richard has asked about playing with us). My email is listed in my profile if you have interest in playing on our team.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Team: Ike Jose, Marshall Steinbaum, Surya Sabhapathy, and myself. Thus, I will be getting practically zero tossups.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:17 pm
by OctagonJoe
I think I'm going to be around for this. I'd like to continue the winning tradition of my team from last year, so only contact me if you think you can contribute to a team getting a record equal to or better than 2-12.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
I go on Collegiate Discussion annually, so Mike Cheyne alerted me to this thread. This feels like members of Congress finding dates for the 2011 State of the Union.

As a free agent for CO 2011, my main selling point is that I have already written 5 + 5 in science as well as 7 + 5 elsewhere. I could write more here at "work" but not in Gasoline Alley next month.

Last July, two entries were way behind in submitting their packets. One team was bounced by Jerry and replaced by a quartet of free agents granted a dispensation against writing so that there would still be 15 teams and one bye per round. The other team ultimately fulfilled their packet obligations.

Match my NASCAR license, INDYCAR!
Rom
[email protected]

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:28 pm
by ValenciaQBowl
I think this is the thread in which to announce that a team comprising Bruce Arthur, Billy Beyer, Seth Kendall, and myself will be participating in this here battle of wits thing in Chicago.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 6:16 pm
by Mike Bentley
I just booked my flight. I'll be getting into Chicago around 2 PM on Friday and leaving late on Monday night. It would be awesome if I could find some people to share a hotel room with on Friday, Saturday and ideally Sunday night. I'm 25 now so I can also be the one who rents a car. Shoot me an e-mail ([email protected]) if you're interested in splitting lodging/transportation.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:53 pm
by marnold
Is that Google spreadhseet up to date?

If that's not where the action is, I'll just post that I'm working as a CO agent again this year. My blue-chip player is a genial, possibly seersucker-wearing Seth Rogen impersonator with strong knowledge of trash, the New Deal and the 1L curriculum. He's interested in teammates that will bring a blue collar, lunch pail mentality to playing in the bottom bracket and that can make up for his glaring inability to read a schedule. Let me know by PM or on the IRC if this sounds like the missing piece of your Chicago Open experience.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:37 pm
by Chichono
I will be in Chicago this summer and would be potentially interested in being on some sort of team.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:04 pm
by Gonzagapuma1
I'm looking for a team for this. Just PM me or email me at [email protected]

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:42 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
I'm thinking about organizing a car out from the D.C. for the weekend. I'm planning on playing the history tourney and CO Trash so we'd probably leave Thursday and get back Monday. Let me know if you're interested by sending me a PM.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:26 am
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Charles Martin and I are looking for two more teammates. Tim Hartman told me not to hold my usual spot for him unless we still have a vacancy late in July. Our packet is 34/50 finished, with the science written a while ago, and I can surely make the second, regular deadline.

Happy for many one-off, part-time, and low-budget teams in that 100th anniversary Indy 500,
Rom

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:29 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Jacob Durst, Emily Koenig, and I are looking for a fourth - preferably not a lit person. Contact me if interested.

EDIT: Not anymore.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:37 pm
by Cheynem
Mike and Mike and I are getting a hotel for Friday and Saturday nights (probably not near the university area). We would probably have room for one more person, if anyone is interested in joining us. Those seeking to play Friday and Sunday events as well would be appreciated. You should probably be named Mike.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:56 pm
by evilmonkey
Hey Quizbowl,

So, I'd like to help staff any and all events for CO weekend. It'd be awesome if someone could put me up for Saturday night (and, depending on how those days shape up, Friday and Sunday). I'm cool with bringing a sleeping bag and crashing on a couch or a floor space - my objective here is simply to pay as little as possible for housing for a weekend of staffing. As implied in the last statement, I'm also open to pitching in for a hotel room with others who will be staying in Chicago. If you believe that you are able to help me out, please send me an email - I believe it should be an option under my username to the side. Thanks!

Edit: Thanks to everyone who sent an email. I have things settled now.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:29 pm
by jonah
evilmonkey wrote:Hey Quizbowl,

So, I'd like to help staff any and all events for CO weekend. It'd be awesome if someone could put me up for Saturday night (and, depending on how those days shape up, Friday and Sunday). I'm cool with bringing a sleeping bag and crashing on a couch or a floor space - my objective here is simply to pay as little as possible for housing for a weekend of staffing. As implied in the last statement, I'm also open to pitching in for a hotel room with others who will be staying in Chicago. If you believe that you are able to help me out, please send me an email - I believe it should be an option under my username to the side. Thanks!
Just emailed you.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:54 am
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
With Jacob Durst's having dropped out, Emily Koenig and I are now looking for a teammate or two - we have half of a packet written and will soon have more. Please contact me at the email listed at right if you're interested - non-lit people would be preferred, but anyone would be good at this point.

EDIT: We've picked up Joe Hansen and Columbia biochemist (Lawrence alum) Michael Schreiber, so we're no longer looking for teammates.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:55 pm
by DumbJaques
After a series of drops, Dan Puma and I are once again actively seeking teammates. Science competency is preferred but at this point we're happy to have just general competency (or, failing that, the capacity to entertain me).

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:41 am
by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen
evilmonkey wrote:Hey Quizbowl,

So, I'd like to help staff any and all events for CO weekend. It'd be awesome if someone could put me up for Saturday night (and, depending on how those days shape up, Friday and Sunday). I'm cool with bringing a sleeping bag and crashing on a couch or a floor space - my objective here is simply to pay as little as possible for housing for a weekend of staffing. As implied in the last statement, I'm also open to pitching in for a hotel room with others who will be staying in Chicago. If you believe that you are able to help me out, please send me an email - I believe it should be an option under my username to the side. Thanks!
I'm also hoping to come and staff if at all possible, so I thought I'd issue a similar query as I try to make specific plans. Also, if anyone is driving to CO from the east, on a route including the Ithaca, NY area, and can fit another person in their car, we should talk. nutbeam at mit dot edu in either case.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:16 am
by Sir Thopas
Not sure if this is a good thread for this, but I'm looking for a trash team to join or assemble.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:56 pm
by Edward Elric
Sir Thopas wrote:Not sure if this is a good thread for this, but I'm looking for a trash team to join or assemble.
If you want, our team is looking for a fourth.

Here's a link to the COLT thread: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11493

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:22 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Edward Elric wrote:
Sir Thopas wrote:Not sure if this is a good thread for this, but I'm looking for a trash team to join or assemble.
If you want, our team is looking for a fourth.

Here's a link to the COLT thread: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11493
As is ours.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:08 pm
by DumbJaques
Hey, so we just had yet another drop from our team, Charlie Dees, Dan Puma, and myself are looking for a fourth yet again. I presume at this point we'd need to pick someone local up, so if anyone out there knows science (or, failing that, anything at all) and is interested, please email/PM me.

Re: CO Matchmaking

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:17 pm
by marnold
DumbJaques wrote:Hey, so we just had yet another drop from our team, Charlie Dees, Dan Puma, and myself are looking for a fourth yet again. I presume at this point we'd need to pick someone local up, so if anyone out there knows science (or, failing that, anything at all) and is interested, please email/PM me.
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