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Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:48 pm
by Mike Bentley
Also, we may have a spot on my team if anyone is interested. Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected].

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:18 am
by MLafer
Can we get an update on packet submissions? We turned our packet in two weeks ago and it still isn't reflected in the spreadsheet.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:38 pm
by grapesmoker
Here are the packets I have so far:

Cheyne, Manners, Srivatsa, Adams
Hughes, Kandlikar, Kern, Zhou
Carson, Hart, Kothari, Silverman
Liu, McPeak, Moyen, Ray
Arsenoff, Ebner, Hang, Mason
Borglum, Westbrook, Beyer, Palmer
Brownstein, Koo, Teitler, Lawrence
Alston, Asher, Wang, Yu
Sorice, Ike, Will, Billy
Zhang, Bentley, Nguyen, Grubb
Holub-Moorman, Lafer, Pendyala, Reed
Bollinger, Casalaspi, Gupta, Jackson

I think that's all I got. We still need packets from the Canadians, Trevor Davis et al, Dylan Minarik et al, and Doug Yetman et al. Get those packets in or we'll boot you out.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:31 pm
by Cheynem
which packet is the cutest

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:10 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
grapesmoker wrote:Here are the packets I have so far:
I think that's all I got. We still need packets from the Canadians, Trevor Davis et al, Dylan Minarik et al, and Doug Yetman et al. Get those packets in or we'll boot you out.
We just had a player drop a couple of days ago - we're scrambling to get his stuff done, but it'll be in soon.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:37 pm
by Megachile dupla
We have an open spot on our team, please PM me if you are interested in playing.

Edit: Andrew Nadig has joined us.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:29 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
We also have an open spot on our team now, get in touch with me, Greg, or Victor if you're interested.

EDIT: Daniel Hothem has joined our team.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:49 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
So there are currently four available spots for persons? Is it worth hashing that out in the matchmaking thread?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:13 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:Also, we may have a spot on my team if anyone is interested. Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected].
Spot has been filled.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:31 am
by Adventure Temple Trail
Can we get an update, either in the Excel spreadsheet or a post, outlining the current field with submitted packets, dropped players, and added players all factored in?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:24 pm
by grapesmoker
Matthew J wrote:Can we get an update, either in the Excel spreadsheet or a post, outlining the current field with submitted packets, dropped players, and added players all factored in?
As far as dropped/added players, you are all on your own with that.

I have not yet received any of the outstanding packets mentioned in the last post. It's two weeks before the tournament, so I have no patience for bullshit at this point. You should submit your packet if you want to play. The miscreant teams are:

Yetman et al.
Canada
Trevor Davis et al.
Minarik et al.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:01 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:Also, we may have a spot on my team if anyone is interested. Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected].
Spot has been filled.
To be clear, our team is now me, Chris Grubb, Ben Zhang and Kenji Golimlim.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:15 am
by Sima Guang Hater
The second sheet of this spreadsheet has the received packets, and what each team owes: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

For the 5 teams that have not yet submitted, PLEASE submit ASAP!

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:59 am
by No Rules Westbrook
Eric's spreadsheet doesn't show that my packet has been received - but Jerry's post does and a couple editors have told me it has - so I assume it's typo

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:28 pm
by grapesmoker
No Rules Westbrook wrote:Eric's spreadsheet doesn't show that my packet has been received - but Jerry's post does and a couple editors have told me it has - so I assume it's typo
Yeah, we got your packet.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:35 pm
by Lagotto Romagnolo
Today is the final deadline. Please submit the remaining packets!

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:29 pm
by grapesmoker
The Superfluous Man wrote:Today is the final deadline. Please submit the remaining packets!
I'm just going to say that if your packet is not in by Wednesday night, you're not playing this tournament.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:40 am
by rylltraka
If I haven't already said this formally, I'll be around and would like to help with staffing.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:47 pm
by minusfive
grapesmoker wrote:I'm just going to say that if your packet is not in by Wednesday night, you're not playing this tournament.
Speaking of things needed, where at the University of Chicago (I assume) are we meeting? "Same as last year" does not work for newbies like me.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:10 pm
by Cheynem
If it's last year, it's Cobb Hall, which if Harper Hall is a full 10 on the UGH scale, Cobb pulls in at about a 5.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:12 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Yes, as the person who booked the rooms, I can confirm that we're in Cobb.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:55 pm
by grapesmoker
The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:03 pm
by dyetman89
grapesmoker wrote:The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.
Are you certain you didn't receive our packet? To the best of my knowledge, we finished the packet and submitted it on Saturday night. If that's not the case, I'll submit it as soon as I've left work and have access to the Google ecosystem (i.e., 7:45PM this evening - assuming one of my teammates doesn't see this much earlier and submit accordingly).

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:04 pm
by minusfive
grapesmoker wrote:The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.
I'm not on this team, but "Canada" believes they've submitted according to a facebook convo I'm part of.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:09 pm
by grapesmoker
minusfive wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.
I'm not on this team, but "Canada" believes they've submitted according to a facebook convo I'm part of.
Ok, it would be cool if whoever sent the packet could either re-send it or let me know who they are so I know where to look for it in my email.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:10 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
minusfive wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.
I'm not on this team, but "Canada" believes they've submitted according to a facebook convo I'm part of.
Yes, Patrick, who was finishing up his part late last night/early this morning, apparently sent it in already. Should I send it again?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:12 pm
by grapesmoker
The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
minusfive wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious.
I'm not on this team, but "Canada" believes they've submitted according to a facebook convo I'm part of.
Yes, Patrick, who was finishing up his part late last night/early this morning, apparently sent it in already. Should I send it again?
Email it to me, please; I assume it only got sent to Eric.

Aaaaand I've found the Yetman packet, which had somehow gotten lost in the churn. So all packets have been submitted, good effort, good job everyone.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:06 pm
by Edward Lansdale
If anyone is flying into O'Hare and interested in sharing a hotel room, message me. I have already booked a room and might be willing to rent a car as well.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:04 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
I have posted about the lunch arrangements for Sunday here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 50#p305679

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:18 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have posted about the lunch arrangements for Sunday here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 50#p305679
Do the folks organizing this tournament have lunch arrangements for Saturday? With 17 rounds it's important to have some plan that is real and somewhat efficient.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:43 pm
by grapesmoker
Matthew J wrote:
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I have posted about the lunch arrangements for Sunday here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 50#p305679
Do the folks organizing this tournament have lunch arrangements for Saturday? With 17 rounds it's important to have some plan that is real and somewhat efficient.
There will be some sort of lunch for the staff. We'll likely give you an hour or slightly less for lunch, which should be plenty of time to skedaddle to 57th where the food is and back.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:25 pm
by Mike Bentley
It's pretty likely that we have *another* opening on our team, so if you're interested please shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]l.com.

Also, I have two spots for a shared rental car and hotel near Midway.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:43 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
I'm coming into the area at a still undecided time on Friday and might be able to pick a few people up from O'Hare along the way if they need it.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:07 pm
by Camille Palkia
Gaurav has almost certainly dropped from my team - we now need a fourth. If you are interested in playing with us and will be in Chicago next weekend, email me at [email protected]. Please note "expressing interest" with a forum post is not a satisfactory means of communicating you want to play a tournament, and by doing so you will risk being waitlisted, or worse.

EDIT: Alston Boyd has joined our team. Fortunately no one incurred any penalties during this process. This time.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:09 am
by Cheynem
For reference, if you're playing everything this weekend, here are the costs.

(your base CO fee, consult the spreadsheet)
Fine Arts: $10 per person
RILKE: $10 per person, $6 if you want to get pizza
History: if you wrote a packet $0, consult with Jeff otherwise

To spell things out, if you are playing everything and want lunch on Sunday, do everyone a solid and either bring at least $26 cash or have a checkbook available.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:14 am
by vinteuil
Cheynem wrote:(your base CO fee, consult the spreadsheet)
I think we submitted our packet on 6/8, but the spreadsheet has us down for the +$60 deadline—did I miss something?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:28 am
by Bloodwych
When they changed the team names, the first column got alphabetized. So, none of the fees match up.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:48 am
by vinteuil
Childeric III wrote:When they changed the team names, the first column got alphabetized. So, none of the fees match up.
Thanks!

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:38 pm
by theMoMA
Cheynem wrote:For reference, if you're playing everything this weekend, here are the costs.

(your base CO fee, consult the spreadsheet)
Fine Arts: $10 per person
RILKE: $10 per person, $6 if you want to get pizza
History: if you wrote a packet $0, consult with Jeff otherwise

To spell things out, if you are playing everything and want lunch on Sunday, do everyone a solid and either bring at least $26 cash or have a checkbook available.
This is a great post. For the love of god, BRING MONEY! There's nothing worse than showing up to a quizbowl tournament, especially one where no one is playing under the aegis of a club, unprepared to compensate the editors and writers for their time and effort in producing their tournaments. You're there to play these tournaments, and you've already paid hundreds of dollars to airlines, hotels, car rental places, gas stations, etc. just to be there. Don't prevent the people whose work is the only reason you're there from getting paid their tens of dollars simply because you didn't have the foresight to bring money.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:44 pm
by minusfive
Very quickly about money. I collect U.S. dollar coins (the regular ones, nothing fancy), $2 bills, and I'm missing 5 State quarters (Alabama, Hawaii, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Utah) and 4 Territories (D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands), so if these are burning holes in your pocket at home, I am happy to trade you for cash you can then pass onto the hardworking CO ecosystem.
Since I'm shamelessly made this into a bit of a swap meet anyway, I also have a Penguin Classics copy of Sons and Lovers I'd love to trade.

In summary, as the other posters have said, BRING MONEY.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:58 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Oh, as far as payment is concerned, please be ready with check, cash, or Venmo (Venmo's great, everyone should get it) on the day of the tournament.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:36 pm
by Mike Bentley
I've matched up a hotel room and transportation for Friday and Saturday night, but the rest of the people I'm splitting a room with aren't staying on Sunday night. Is there anyone staying Sunday that has room?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:37 am
by Amizda Calyx
Mike, are you flying out of ORD? I have a hellish 6:30AM flight and am planning on just spending the night there, so if you also have an early flight you could join me in misery.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:50 am
by Mike Bentley
Amizda Calyx wrote:Mike, are you flying out of ORD? I have a hellish 6:30AM flight and am planning on just spending the night there, so if you also have an early flight you could join me in misery.
I'm flying out of Midway at 5:50 AM on Monday morning. Looks like the rental car I foolishly booked can't be returned until 5:00 AM on Monday morning so I will also just be spending the night in the airport.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:14 pm
by Captain Sinico
It seems like now's a good time to re-pose the following:
Mike Bentley wrote:Is there an order for the side events on Sunday yet?
Also, we should decide on projected start times, or at very least a start time for whichever of these fine side-bars of this weekend's quizbowl debauch is leading off. I notice lunch plans have been made (which is great - thanks!) and these seem to imply that History is after lunch, which is after Literature. Is that accurate? Is Fine Arts before both, after both, after lunch but before History, or something else?!

PS: Stop enabling my tardiness!

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:18 pm
by Important Bird Area
Visual arts is first, then literature, then history.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:18 pm
by Captain Sinico
Baller! (If I missed that upthread, I'm sorry.) Shall we pick a start time, then?

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:27 pm
by gyre and gimble
I was thinking everyone get there by 8:30, and I'll try to be there a bit before (with some Chicago people, hopefully?) to set things up so we're ready to go. That said, my train pulls into Union Station at 7:50 (I'm planning to Uber down) so It would be nice to have someone serve as my backup if I'm late. Also, if all the staffers could secure access to a laptop and provide me with email addresses, I should be able to send the set out Saturday night to save some time. Basically, I'd like for everything to be ready right at 8:30, except grabbing schedules and splitting into rooms.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:32 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Since I will have the keys for the rooms, I'm going to try to be there at 8 AM on both mornings, to make sure people can get in and we can start setting up in a timely fashion.

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:47 pm
by Ndg
Any advice on parking, for those of us who've never been here before?