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Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:33 pm
by 4nay
Salutations one and all,

As some of you may already know (either from following the first iteration of MATE or the Facebook group), Mason Hale (of LCHS) and I will be writing an Arrested Development set to celebrate the premiere of the new season. The packet is currently set to have 30 tossups and 30 single-part bonuses at the very minimum. If time is on our side, we may expand to 50 but overall we're looking for quality over quantity.

We have a Skype tournament slated for June 1st at approx. 8:30 PM EST and we will possibly run this at PACE NSC as a side event if anyone is willing to help us make that happen. I'll be updating this thread with details about NSC as time goes on. Due to the postponement of the set's "premiere" from the weekend of HSNCT to early June, we will also be including material from the new season as well (true AD fans will have watched the whole season by then, amirite?).

The packet will be released in a similar fashion as MATE I; if NSC happens, we'll release the packet June 10th and if it doesn't, we'll release the packet on June 2nd.

I'm looking forward to playing this set with you guys and I hope you all enjoy the new season of AD coming this Sunday. Cheers!

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:09 pm
by itsthatoneguy

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:27 pm
by ems24
I'd be very interested in the Skype tournament but I've never done one of these before. How exactly do I sign up/get involved?

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:52 pm
by vengefulsweatermensch
I will defend my MATE winning streak by playing this.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:38 pm
by 4nay
I probably should've added this in the first post: for the Skype tournament, just add "mason.hale" to your contacts and message Mason that you're interested in the tourney. We'll start a conference call on June 1st and go from there. If any of you guys have played Skypebowl before, it'll basically be structured the same way.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:49 am
by Coldblueberry
Doubles?

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:52 am
by Kafkaesque
We think a singles tournament would work best for this packet.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:19 pm
by jonathanmarx
I'm unavailable on the Skype date, and as such would LOVE to play it at PACE.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:40 pm
by Kafkaesque
If enough people are not able to make the Skype date and can find a reasonable alternative, I'd be happy to read for a second, separate Skype tournament.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:49 pm
by jonah
Kafkaesque wrote:If enough people are not able to make the Skype date and can find a reasonable alternative, I'd be happy to read for a second, separate Skype tournament.
That would be nice. Most other weekends this summer are fine for me, though notably not June 22.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:32 pm
by 4nay
MATE II will be postponed to this Sunday due to Mason catching a pretty bad sickness recently. Apologies for the last minute postponement, everyone! We'll be playing over Skype on Sunday at 8:30 EST.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:27 pm
by jonathanmarx
Is this going to happen at NSC? I'm in a cabin with shaky internet access, and while I can try to make tonight's Skype event, I'd be forever indebted (and willing to pay a few bucks) towards anyone who makes it happen at NSC.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:39 pm
by Banana Stand
I didn't even know you had a cabin.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:41 pm
by Kafkaesque
I might be going to NSC as a spectator. If I do, I'd be happy to run the packet there.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:26 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Hey, I tried to request Mason on Skype, but he hasn't responded. Could somebody add me? My username is bryan.berend.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:28 pm
by 4nay
We'll be delaying this until 9:00 EST/8:00 CST due to some technical difficulties we have to sort out. Sorry about that guys.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:49 pm
by jonah
itsthatoneguy wrote:Hey, I tried to request Mason on Skype, but he hasn't responded. Could somebody add me? My username is bryan.berend.
Same situation, different username (viz. "jonahgreenthal").

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:56 pm
by wbarrett
jonah wrote:
itsthatoneguy wrote:Hey, I tried to request Mason on Skype, but he hasn't responded. Could somebody add me? My username is bryan.berend.
Same situation, different username (viz. "jonahgreenthal").
I've having the same issue, my username is wilson.barrett2.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:28 pm
by theMoMA
Same!

I'm at andrew.hart.87

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:51 pm
by Kafkaesque
Just to clarify: I'm pretty sure all of the above were eventually successfully added. Not sure what the issue was.

Thanks everyone for playing! We ended up splitting the players into two rooms (played one after another). Our first champion was Jack Mehr, who defeated Nate Weiser by a razor-thin margin of 5 points. Our second champion was Mike Cheyne, who powered the last question and nailed the bonus to win by 10 over Jonah Greenthal. Both matches were quite exciting! I hope you all had fun. Oh, and both winners will be getting book prizes, courtesy of Anay.

I'll continue looking into a minor side-event at PACE NSC if people are interested.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:54 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Yeah this was fun. Thanks!

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:33 pm
by Kafkaesque
I'm going to be heading up to NSC tomorrow to watch matches and such, so I can run a brief side-event if people are interested. The first eight (or ten if we can acquire one of those ten-buzzer systems) people to express interest can play. Hope to see you there!

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:42 pm
by jonathanmarx
Kafkaesque wrote:I'm going to be heading up to NSC tomorrow to watch matches and such, so I can run a brief side-event if people are interested. The first eight (or ten if we can acquire one of those ten-buzzer systems) people to express interest can play. Hope to see you there!
When would this be held? (And I am expressing interest along with my teammates Sam Deutsch and Josh Weaver.)

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:45 pm
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
I'm interested!

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:59 pm
by Kafkaesque
When would this be held?
I'm thinking Saturday night or possibly during lunch. What do you think? I haven't attended a national tournament before so I'm not entirely sure what time would work best for the competitors.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:18 pm
by theflyingdeutschman
Kafkaesque wrote:
When would this be held?
I'm thinking Saturday night or possibly during lunch. What do you think? I haven't attended a national tournament before so I'm not entirely sure what time would work best for the competitors.
lunch would be great for the RM team

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:38 pm
by Kafkaesque
Okay, I'll plan on hosting the event during lunch, then.

Current field:

Jonathan Marx
Will H-M
Sam Deutsch
Josh Weaver

I'll do my best to find the RM team during lunch, so other potential players should meet there as well. We'll collectively find a room and play the packet. It shouldn't take more than thirty minutes in total. See you tomorrow!

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:59 pm
by vcuEvan
Some of us may want to play this at NSC. Any chance someone who has this can email it to me?

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:33 pm
by Kafkaesque
Some of us may want to play this at NSC. Any chance someone who has this can email it to me?
I read the packet today for the RM team during lunch, and it was a good time (Jonathan Marx won by a good margin). If you'd still like to play the packet sometime tonight or tomorrow, email me at [email protected]. I'll send you the packet to play with whomever you choose.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:49 pm
by Cheynem
Thanks for the book you sent me as the prize.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:47 pm
by 4nay
No problem, Mike! Congrats again on the win.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:16 pm
by Banana Stand
Thank you for the book prize, Anay.

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:15 pm
by 4nay
No problem, Jack.

Also, I forgot to post this but here's a link to the packet for those of you haven't seen it yet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fa58j9cl23a0z ... opment.pdf