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QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:05 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Greetings!

The date of this tournament will be Saturday, October 13. I will be the TD for this event. The tournament will be held at Gordon Palmer Hall. I'm currently looking into the parking situation.

NEW STUFF! We will be running a mirror of ANFORTAS directly after this event concludes.

At the moment, field cap will be 10 + 2n teams, where n = number of rooms that can be staffed by volunteer help from other schools. I will expand this if I feel more comfortable with the staffing situation.

Copied from the original announcement:
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Distribution (per round):
4/4 Literature
4/4 History
4/4 Science
3/3 Art (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Music, 1/1 Other Arts)
3/3 RMP (1/1 each)
1/1 SS
1/1 Geo/CE/Academic Other (with at least 0/1 or 1/0 being Geo)

There will not be trash at this tournament. We might, however, write a trash tossup per round to be played for the amusement of the teams at the host's discretion.

Length:
All tossups will be at least six full lines (in ten point TNR) and a max of eight full lines. I expect most tossups will end somewhere in the seventh line before powermarking. The majority of bonus parts will be two lines, though some will use part of the third line for clues.

Difficulty:
We are aiming for slightly above regular difficulty. This means that all our bonuses will have truly easy parts expected from a regular tournament along with mostly reasonable middle parts. It is only in the third parts of bonuses and a minority of tossup answer lines that will be considered harder than regular. We expect top teams to get around 20 ppb.
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Fee structure: NEW INFORMATION and changes for this event.
$75 entry fee per team flat. His viciousness, the Archdemon of Quizbowl, has deemed all traveling teams worthy of a $35 discount. As this is a big discount, this will be the only discount, however still bring your buzzers and other necessary stuffs as you are well aware that quizbowl events need such things to function and it's always good to have more equipment than needed.

Eligibility:
Open teams will be allowed as long as the formation of super teams (as determined by me) does not occur.

Registration:
To register, you can contact me at husbandofsamus at gmail dot com.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/6 or 10/13)

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:06 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Interested: (4 schools/institutions)

WKU (1)
Billy Beyer
Auburn (2)
Alabama (2 for now)

Staffers:
Jake
Dargan
others (potentially)

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:23 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
WKU should have a team at this.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:06 pm
by wd4gdz
I am expressing interest in attending.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:38 pm
by jmannor2
Auburn is interested in this.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:28 pm
by jmannor2
Can we get a field update for this?

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:13 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
jmannor2 wrote:Can we get a field update for this?
The field hasn't changed in a while. I'm probably going to send something out reminding people that this is still happening rather soon.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:17 am
by Rococo A Go Go
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:
jmannor2 wrote:Can we get a field update for this?
The field hasn't changed in a while. I'm probably going to send something out reminding people that this is still happening rather soon.
People should really sign up for this, I'd rather not have to play a quintuple round robin.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:35 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sulawesi Myzomela wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:
jmannor2 wrote:Can we get a field update for this?
The field hasn't changed in a while. I'm probably going to send something out reminding people that this is still happening rather soon.
People should really sign up for this, I'd rather not have to play a quintuple round robin.
Agreed. I sent out a reminder to teams that this is still happening. I also am in the process of reserving rooms at Gordon Palmer Hall for this event.

Guys, please sign up for this. I had the privilege of already playing this set and it's a very good housewrite.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:27 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
The announcement has been updated as we now (finally) have a location for this tournament.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:04 pm
by jmannor2
There is a 50/50 chance of an Auburn team at this. I should know more by tomorrow.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:13 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
wd4gdz wrote:I am expressing interest in attending.
Are you still expressing interest in attending?

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:02 pm
by wd4gdz
I'm able and willing to attend, but the field size doesn't look promising.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:07 am
by Rococo A Go Go
jmannor2 wrote:There is a 50/50 chance of an Auburn team at this. I should know more by tomorrow.
You better come, we have an emerging rivalry that needs to continue.
wd4gdz wrote:I'm able and willing to attend, but the field size doesn't look promising.
We'll we're coming and Alabama's gonna have teams, so if Auburn comes it will sort of resemble a good tournament. Teams from the rest of the south need to go to things, especially tournaments like this on good, regular (ish) sets. I mean, where are Vanderbilt, Chattanooga, Ole Miss, North Georgia, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Tulane, and all other kinds of schools?

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:22 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sulawesi Myzomela wrote:
jmannor2 wrote:There is a 50/50 chance of an Auburn team at this. I should know more by tomorrow.
You better come, we have an emerging rivalry that needs to continue.
There's nothing like bad blood! This rivalry will probably continue very shortly. We need new non-Sundberg/Beyer rivalries in the region, I need some entertainment.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:47 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
The opening post has been updated to announce our mirror of ANFORTAS as well as new fee information. The field has been updated as well.

We're probably going to start around 9:30 or so as well but if everything is in order we can start earlier.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 pm
by jmannor2
Just to be sure, Auburn will have two teams, no buzzers, and no moderators at this.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:23 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
jmannor2 wrote:Just to be sure, Auburn will have two teams, no buzzers, and no moderators at this.
Checkamundo.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:07 am
by Fond du lac operon
Incidentally, we are writing trash tossups to be played for "fun" before the real rounds, in the spirit of QUARK at Michigan. (Only with an Alabama quizbowl flavor; expect references to hard math, Arkansas politics, analytic philosophy, obscure Nintendo games, college sports, David Foster Wallace and Haruki Murakami, and trashy pop music.)

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:07 pm
by jmannor2
What is the planned start time for this?

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:17 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
jmannor2 wrote:What is the planned start time for this?
Look up the thread a few comments.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:06 pm
by wd4gdz
Will this tournament have at least 3 buzzers?

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:28 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
wd4gdz wrote:Will this tournament have at least 3 buzzers?
We're bringing our buzzer system, so there's one.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:36 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
wd4gdz wrote:Will this tournament have at least 3 buzzers?
We own 3 functioning systems, so yes. They're still in the locker but we should have them by tomorrow sometime.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:53 pm
by Fond du lac operon
Team results:

1. Billy Beyer 10-0
2. Alabama A 6-4
3. Auburn A 6-4
4. WKU 5-5
5. Alabama B 3-7
6. Auburn B 0-10

Top scorers:

Billy 117 ppg
Matthew Riggle, WKU: 36.5 ppg
Jonathan Thompson, Bama A: 30.0 ppg
Joey Mannor, Auburn A: 29.0 ppg
Nick Conder, WKU: 27.5 ppg

Full statistics to come when Jake recovers the disk containing them, or whatever.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:37 pm
by jmannor2
Thanks for hosting this! We all had a good time!

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:48 pm
by 49-Mile Scenic Drive
Fond du lac operon wrote: Full statistics to come when Jake recovers the disk containing them, or whatever.
And now ladies and gentleman, give a round of applause to StatsDiskPr0xy!!!!!!

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:55 pm
by StatsDiskPr0xy
49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:
Fond du lac operon wrote: Full statistics to come when Jake recovers the disk containing them, or whatever.
And now ladies and gentleman, give a round of applause to StatsDiskPr0xy!!!!!!
HOW CAN YOU APPLAUD ME IF I'VE BEEN LOST?? YOU SHOULD BE ORGANIZING A SEARCH PARTY

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:04 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
StatsDiskPr0xy wrote:
49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:
Fond du lac operon wrote: Full statistics to come when Jake recovers the disk containing them, or whatever.
And now ladies and gentleman, give a round of applause to StatsDiskPr0xy!!!!!!
HOW CAN YOU APPLAUD ME IF I'VE BEEN LOST?? YOU SHOULD BE ORGANIZING A SEARCH PARTY
I am honored that you appeared in this thread, however I have not lost the stats. My laptop got locked inside a room that autolocked at 7pm. When I went to open the door to get it,well...

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:52 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Alright, staaaaaats can be found here.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/

Note: We also gave a prize to the person with the most points throughout the day on our trash questions, that person was none other than Jonathan Thompson. In addition, the neg award was vehemently rejected by Billy - once he saw what it was, he threw it back at me. I can assure you that no Sundbergs were physically harmed during this tournament.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:40 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:In addition, the neg award was vehemently rejected by Billy - once he saw what it was, he threw it back at me.
I'm curious as to what said prize was.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:47 pm
by jmannor2
merv1618 wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:In addition, the neg award was vehemently rejected by Billy - once he saw what it was, he threw it back at me.
I'm curious as to what said prize was.
From what I saw mid-air, I'm pretty sure it was a novelization of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:50 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
jmannor2 wrote:
merv1618 wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:In addition, the neg award was vehemently rejected by Billy - once he saw what it was, he threw it back at me.
I'm curious as to what said prize was.
From what I saw mid-air, I'm pretty sure it was a novelization of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Yes, this is what was thrown at me. We nearly bought the whole series of books, I would have been taken down if we had. We'll be sure to come up with an interesting neg prize for this week's competition.

Re: QUARK at Alabama (10/13)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:
jmannor2 wrote:
merv1618 wrote:
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:In addition, the neg award was vehemently rejected by Billy - once he saw what it was, he threw it back at me.
I'm curious as to what said prize was.
From what I saw mid-air, I'm pretty sure it was a novelization of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Yes, this is what was thrown at me. We nearly bought the whole series of books, I would have been taken down if we had. We'll be sure to come up with an interesting neg prize for this week's competition.
This was thrown at me after Billy rejected it, and I think it's in our possession somewhere. If so, it may be re-gifted as neg prize at some point... :twisted: