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ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:28 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
The 2011 incarnation of VCU Open Sunday will be held on Sunday, August 14th. It will be a trash tournament written by Mike Cheyne and George Berry. We have commenced writing the set, and expect no issues with on-time completion or question quality. There is no packet-submission requirement or discount for this event.

As the main site of VCU Open will be at the University of Maryland, so will this tournament.

The target difficulty of VCU Open Sunday: Trash Tournament Edition is probably around SCT difficulty.

We have arranged a mirror in Michigan (8/7) and would especially like to see mirrors in Texas, California and Florida. We would also be interested in mirrors in other areas. If you would like to mirror VCU Open, please e-mail Cody Voight at [email protected].

The registration fee for this tournament is $120. There is a buzzer discount of $5. If you staff one tournament and play the other, you will get a -$10 discount for the tournament you play in, e.g. if you staff VCU Open, you will be given a -$10 discount if you play this tournament.
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If you would like to register a team, please contact me at [email protected]

This set is the set Mike Cheyne previously announced last year--
Cheynem wrote:Here is my distribution. For those who wish to submit questions, just go ahead and e-mail them to me and I may use them.

20/20 Total
4/4 Sports
4/4 Movies
4/4 TV
4/4 Music
1/1 Video Games
1/1 Comics
1/1 Other
1/1 Cultural Studies/Historiography
Field: (11 teams)
-Sarah Angelo, Matt Bollinger, Aaron Rosenberg, and Eric Mukherjee
-Eric Douglass, Bryn Reinecke, Tejas Raje, Ian Lenhoff
-Alex Gross, Bill Tressler, Neeraj Vijay, Roger Craig
-Isaac Hirsch, Aidan Mehigan, Raynell Cooper, Chris "C-Money" Manners
-NC Wesleyan + Steve Ours
-David Seal, Rob Carson, Bernadette Spencer, and Sam Bailey
-Jonathan Magin, Jasmine Rogers, Andrew Hart, Casey Retterer
-Maryland A
-Maryland B
-"Silver Screen Test All-Stars"
-Carsten Gehring, Evan Nagler, Dan Passner, (seeking a teammate)

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:50 pm
by Cheynem
I'll talk a little bit about what to expect from this set now that it's no longer its stand-alone thing.

I'll rank the difficulty as about "enjoyably vanity." A lot of you know me and know what I like, and you can expect a fair portion of that. That doesn't mean I'm going to ask about super obscure stuff, especially in the tossups, but it also means you might not see a ton of things in the stuff I don't like (like, say, rap, the NBA, video games after 1995)--of course, George will help fill the gaps there to some extent. I think it will be its own sort of unique experience which I think will be enjoyable.

There will be fourteen packets. There isn't really a sub-distro inside the categories, but I'll try to keep it reasonable. One thing that I have a tendency to write are cross distro bonuses, so that might result in an overflow of some categories on a packet by packet basis.

Currently, Donald Taylor has written some questions as well, and if anyone else wishes to fire off some questions, contact me or George. I'd like to limit the number of collaborators just to keep it simple.

I'm really looking forward to having this mirrored, especially in Michigan.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:17 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
http://tinyurl.com/vcutrash is the spreadsheet for putting teams and free agents together for this.

If you are looking for a team/teammate you should probably fill it in.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:11 am
by Cheynem
The Donald himself, Donald Taylor, will be writing some questions for this. He has especially been helpful in writing on non big three sports.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:42 pm
by marnold
Cheynem wrote:The Donald himself, Donald Taylor, will be writing some questions for this. He has especially been helpful in writing on non big three sports.
STUDY RUGBY

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:39 pm
by dtaylor4
marnold wrote:
Cheynem wrote:The Donald himself, Donald Taylor, will be writing some questions for this. He has especially been helpful in writing on non big three sports.
STUDY RUGBY
This may come as a surprise, but not really.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:18 am
by Charlie and Lolcat
I am available as a free agent for any team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:12 pm
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
I'd like to go, probably bringing a team of two. I'll confirm the team size later.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:53 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Link to mirror at Michigan: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11664

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:21 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
I'm going to throw myself out there for free agency. I'm worth at least 20 points a game and 2 amusing negs per tournament.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:44 pm
by TheHumanPaperweight
I would like to be a free agent for this. My strengths consist of being overshadowed by Neeraj Vijay at every trash tournament I've played to date.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:32 pm
by Rothlover
I may be able to go to this and the main event now, PM or e-mail me if you have a spot and or an interest in forming a team. I've been known to contribute to good trash teams or something.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:05 pm
by Cheynem
I believe, with the exception of tiebreakers, every question is now written for this and editing has commenced. I would be interested in playtesting categories, especially those in areas I'm not the best at writing at (music + sports). I can't set up any schedule (and I actually would find it most convenient in the afternoon, as opposed to most people), but if you're in the IRC when I'm around, check out #trash.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:55 pm
by OctagonJoe
I will probably want a team for this.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:03 pm
by magin
Hey, I'm on a team looking for two more players, ideally ones that know old TV, movies, 80s music, and comic books. Email me at [email protected] if you want to join up.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:29 pm
by pray for elves
I should be available for this. I'm a free agent right now.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:05 pm
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
I am looking for two free agents for my team, if you are interested email me at [email protected].

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:26 am
by theMoMA
I'm probably looking for a team for this tournament.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:05 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
I played on this set yesterday at WUSTL and I must say I really really liked it. I told Mike about some of my quibbles but overall I thought it was well written, the breadth of the questions was appropriate, and that it was very tasteful. He and the others who wrote it deserve high kudos and if you have an opportunity to play on it and like trash, you'll enjoy it.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:38 pm
by 49-Mile Scenic Drive
I played this set at UTC yesterday and also think it was quite enjoyable. Props to Mike, George and the rest of the contributors for producing a nice set which made for a very enjoyable tournament.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:13 am
by Rothlover
The team I'm on is looking for a 4th last I checked. main requirement is being a decent person/teammate. PM or e-mail me.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:47 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
This tournament is now two weeks away-- If the team you have been putting together is not registered, please do so soon.

Also, for people who are still free agents: there are teams that still have holes, some of which have posted in this thread. I can also give you an email address for some of the shorthanded teams if you email me.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:09 am
by stevebahnaman
NC Wesleyan needs a teammate, yo. We were half-decent enough to be middle-of-the-pack at CULT nationals, and this is the same team. We are nice people!

EDIT: This at least refers to Jacqie and Chandra.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:59 pm
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Bryn Reinecke and me need two teammates for the VCU Open Trash. Feel free to contact me at ericd25 at hotmail.com if you're interested in joining our team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:45 pm
by stevebahnaman
TheHumanPaperweight wrote:I would like to be a free agent for this. My strengths consist of being overshadowed by Neeraj Vijay at every trash tournament I've played to date.
Want to play with us?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:07 pm
by TheHumanPaperweight
stevebahnaman wrote:
TheHumanPaperweight wrote:I would like to be a free agent for this. My strengths consist of being overshadowed by Neeraj Vijay at every trash tournament I've played to date.
Want to play with us?
Eh, sounds good to me!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:57 pm
by mastaloo
Bill Tressler, Neeraj Vijay, Roger Craig, and I will be bringing a team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:00 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
mastaloo wrote:Bill Tressler, Neeraj Vijay, Roger Craig, and I will be bringing a team.
I will put you down-- please send me a quick email to confirm this (and so I have an email I can reply to as needed).

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:36 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
Frater Taciturnus wrote: Field: (9 teams)
-Sarah Angelo, Matt Bollinger, Aaron Rosenberg, and Eric Mukherjee
-Eric Douglass, Bryn Reinecke, Tejas Raje, Ian Lenhoff
-Alex Gross, Bill Tressler, Neeraj Vijay, Roger Craig
-Isaac Hirsch, Aidan Mehigan, Raynell Cooper, Chris "C-Money" Manners
-NC Wesleyan + Steve Ours
-David Seal, Rob Carson, Bernadette Spencer, and Sam Bailey
-Jonathan Magin, Jasmine Rogers, Andrew Hart, Casey Retterer
-"Silver Screen Test All-Stars"
-Carsten Gehring, Evan Nagler, Dan Passner, (seeking a teammate)
Right now these teams are registered. Given our current staff limitations I am going to put a cap of 11 registrations unless extra staff materializes in the next few days.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:03 pm
by DumbJaques
I sent an email to Cody a day or two ago registering two Maryland teams for this (and one Maryland team for VCU Open proper).

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:14 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
Maryland has registered two teams, so the field is closed unless we find more staff.

With 11 teams we will run a full RR plus finals as necessary.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:19 pm
by DumbJaques
Hey, is there any way this set could be power marked before Sunday? I understand if there's not time when people are racing to get more important things done, but everybody loves trash powers.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:33 pm
by Cheynem
I powermarked the set. If anyone complains about powermarking, I will kill them and frame Chris Ray.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:48 pm
by silverscreentest
I'm asking for the time and place for the trash tournament. Will registration be at 8am Sunday in either Jimenez or the Armory?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:04 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
silverscreentest wrote:I'm asking for the time and place for the trash tournament. Will registration be at 8am Sunday in either Jimenez or the Armory?
Unless I hear otherwise from Maryland, I am going to say this will be the same as VCU Open which Cody says is:
SirT wrote: We'll be meeting in Jimenez 0105. Games will start an 9 am, so registration will be from 8:15 to 8:45 am. I'll be sending out an e-mail with final details tonight or tomorrow.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:05 pm
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
I haven't gotten any email, so can you confirm the location of the tournament? Is it going to be Jimenez or somewhere else?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:22 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
staaaaaaaats

user was banned for complaining about stat availability ~ Pat "Any Excuse to Ban Rob Carson" Freeburn.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:31 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
Ukonvasara wrote:staaaaaaaats

user was banned for complaining about stat availability ~ Pat "Any Excuse to Ban Rob Carson" Freeburn.
"Nobody Beats the Ziz!" lived up to their name emerging undefeated after an 11 team round robin to win this tournament.

staaaaaaaats

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:52 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
yaaaaay

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:20 am
by OctagonJoe
Official stats for the unofficial second-place-final between Greatest Hittites of the 60s and 70s and You're a Filing Cynthia:

YaFC- 360
GHot6a7- 195

YaFC:
Chris- 1/2/3 20
Paul- 0/2/1 15
Puma- 2/4/0 70
Andrew- 1/0/0

GHot6a7:
Jon- 0/0/1 -5
Evan- 0/4/1 35
Carsten- 0/0/2 -10
Passner- 1/2/2 25

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:01 am
by Cheynem
As far as I know, all the mirrors are done, so the packets are now posted on Wastebin.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:35 pm
by silverscreentest
Cheynem wrote:As far as I know, all the mirrors are done, so the packets are now posted on Wastebin.
Just letting you know I haven't found the VCU Open Trash packets on Wastebin yet.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:44 pm
by Cheynem
For some reason, pushing "refresh" may be the answer. They didn't show up when I first went there, but I hit refresh and they appeared.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:40 pm
by AKKOLADE
Straight cache memory.