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EFT Mirror: University of Chicago (10/6/07)

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:59 am
by Demonic Leftovers
The University of Chicago is hosting the Midwest region mirror of this year's Early Fall Tournament 2 on October 6th, 2007. I am David Seal and I am the tournament director. This tournament is being written by Jerry Vinokourov, Eric Mukherjee and Dennis Jang. The tournament is designed to be accessible to newer players and we encourage teams to send them. This tournament is open to graduate students.
Fee schedule:
Base fee: $100 Per team
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Travel discount: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled
Minimum fee: $60

The tournament is being held in Harper Library (where we usually hold our tournaments) and registration will begin at 8:30, with play starting around 9-9:30.

We are placing a cap of 16 teams for this tournament due to the space we have available.

If you would like to register (or have a question) please email me at [email protected], and include your school, and the number of teams and buzzers that you can bring.

Thank You

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:18 am
by Demonic Leftovers
A quick update.
The field currently stands as such:
Michigan- Two Teams
Lawrence- One Team
Carleton- One or Two Teams
UIC- One Team
Illinois- Two or Three teams
As for Chicago we'll have at least one team and I expect to have more, but I won't know until shortly before the tournament.
If we do have more than sixteen teams interested in playing it may be possible to reserve more rooms so the cap of sixteen is not definite.

We have enough buzzers confirmed for the tournament and I still expect to be able to staff the tournament in-house.

I am currently planning on supplying breakfast (donuts and juice) and lunch (Pizza and Soda).

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:00 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Final Field:
Michigan- One Teams
Lawrence- One Team
UIC- One Team
Illinois- Four teams
Truman State- Two teams
Wisconsin- One Team
DePauw- Two Teams
Notre Dame- Three Teams
Minnesota- Two teams
Northwestern- Three Teams
Chicago- Four Teams

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:02 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Due to the large number of teams that are coming to this tournament I think the Universty of Chicago quiz bowl team will not be able to staff this in house as was previously believed. Therefore I am requesting that we would like for other teams to bring staff. We will offer a ten dollar discount for each competent staffer that a team brings. If you can bring any staff please email me.

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:44 pm
by evilmonkey
Field Update? Or is the above field still valid?

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:11 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
The above field is now final.

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:22 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
haha and I still haven't decided whether I should come.... I swear I will probably not have decided til an hour before we're supposed to leave tomorrow

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:35 am
by evilmonkey
I'm stoked about my first college tourney ever!

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:28 pm
by ckmets13
Go Irish!

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:39 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
I think a very conservative goal would be to get more wins than the football team at this tourney :-P

I won't be there .... I flipped a coin earlier to decide.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:13 pm
by ecks
Kent B wrote:I think a very conservative goal would be to get more wins than the football team at this tourney :-P
Same goes for the Michigan team, I would think...

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:34 pm
by alkrav112
Ouch. But on a more serious note, sorry to have to do this, but only 5 people showed up this afternoon to the motorpool... so... Michigan's only sending one team. I know what a pain that is, but I thought I'd give you a heads-up.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:22 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
That's ok I'll just make another Chicago team instead.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:17 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
I just got a report and it sounds like people are having fun ... it makes me sad that I am writing a paper :-(.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:40 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Alright some quick results:
Minnesota B won the tournament with an 11-0 record.
Illinois A and UIC tied for second at 9-2.
Stats will be posted in a few days.
I want to thank everyone who came and everyone who staffed.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:29 pm
by Gautam
I liked this tournament. Pizza was good, questions were awesome, moderators were nice, competition was pretty good. Cold soda would have made it optimal, but it was excellent anyway.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:50 am
by millionwaves
I'd like to thank the University of Chicago quiz bowl team, David, the moderators, and everyone involved with this tournament. I thought the tournament was excellently run, and the moderation and logistics were terrific.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:51 am
by Summoned Skull
Excellent tournament. Well run, good questions, the whole shebang.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:58 am
by evilmonkey
I would like to echo what has already been said - a great tournament, one that i look forward to playing next year.

GREAT TOURNAMENT!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:24 am
by goodjobindian
EFT was the best tournament I have ever attended, solely though the efforts of David Seal. Never have I seen a tournament so well-run, well-victualed, and attractively staffed. Especially David. JESUS CHRIST. WHAT A SWEET SWEET ASS!!!!! I'm almost glad he got his head shaved because it highlights his curvaceousness (what a badonkadonk, amirite???). And he's so competent!! BANG BANG BOOM!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:11 am
by themoonandI
Dude! I totally agree with the brilliant man above me. How amazing was this tournament and its director?!

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:17 am
by naturalistic phallacy
This was an awesome tournament, good food, great questions, well-run. I can only say thanks for making my first college experience pretty damn awesome.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:17 pm
by Jeet
I thought that he tournament was run very well, the questions were written well, and the Giardono's was excellent

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:10 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Giardono's ... dang ... I had heard that there were $30 pizzas or something like that so I was quite impressed.

Jeet .. I'm sad I didn't get to play against you :-(.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:19 pm
by evilmonkey
I was disappointed I didn't get to play you, Kent... I always like meeting people from these boards. (I faced both Truman teams).

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:16 pm
by Jeet
one day kent, one day

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:42 am
by clydeclod
Full stats somewhere?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:57 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Full stats are still being worked on.

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:54 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Are we getting any closer to happy stat time? (Any kind of estimate would be great)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:09 pm
by alkrav112
cornfused wrote:Are we getting any closer to happy stat time? (Any kind of estimate would be great)
Any news on this front?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:40 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Here are the stats.
http://bowl.uchicago.edu/EFT2007/EFT%20 ... dings.html

http://bowl.uchicago.edu/EFT2007/EFT%20 ... dings.html

Here are the original Brackets as well.(1)
Chicago A
Chicago D
DePauw B
Michigan A
Northwestern A
Truman State B
UIC
UIUC C

(2)
Chicago B
Michigan B
Minnesota A
Northwestern B
Notre Dame A
UIUC A
UIUC D
Wisconsin A

(3)
Chicago C
DePauw A
Lawrence
Minnesota B
Northwestern C
Notre Dame B
Truman State A
UIUC B

Sorry for the delay in the stats, we had a wide variey of problems that came up and I thank everyone for their patience.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:54 pm
by evilmonkey
You missed the "l" in "html" for the playoff link

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:01 pm
by millionwaves
Hey,

I couldn't help but notice that for the prelims, you have Illinois A and Minnesota B playing each other, with a win for them and a loss for us. I don't seem to recall that game ever happening. Sorry to nitpick!

Trygve

EDIT: Also, in the playoffs, I think you're missing our game against Lawrence.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:09 pm
by grapesmoker
Is Tim from UIC actually Tim Hartman from Brown?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:26 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
grapesmoker wrote:Is Tim from UIC actually Tim Hartman from Brown?
That's my guess.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:38 pm
by Captain Sinico
grapesmoker wrote:Is Tim from UIC actually Tim Hartman from Brown?
Yes, that's Tim Hartman, late of Illinois and Brown. I think someone mentioned that he claimed he now goes to "Malcolm X University?"

MaS

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:09 am
by Auks Ran Ova
A fine educational institution?

Edit: Also yeah, that first prelim game for us against UIUC A was actually our first playoff game, which is recorded correctly.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:15 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
iirc, Malcom X is where Rom from UIC works (or used to work?), so I think somebody is mixing Tim and Rom up.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:40 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
ROM

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:04 am
by howlin
Is the Todd on chicago A Todd Li? If so, I had two former players in this tournament.
Good job, Saran! :grin:

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:31 am
by theMoMA
As has already been said, the Illinois A vs. Minnesota B game is double reported. It was a playoff game, but it also appears on the prelim stats (we played 7 prelim games and 4 playoff for 11 in total)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:59 am
by Captain Sinico
ImmaculateDeception wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Is Tim from UIC actually Tim Hartman from Brown?
Yes, that's Tim Hartman, late of Illinois and Brown. I think someone mentioned that he claimed he now goes to "Malcolm X University?"
It has recently been brought to my attention that this is incorrect and Tim is, in fact, teaching at Morton. Sorry about that.

MaS

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:54 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Lawrence v Northwestern A (Round 1) is actually from the first round of the playoffs... I, too, played 7 and 4 for 11 total.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:50 pm
by evilmonkey
It seems that most every team got a playoff game thrown in there