Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Old college threads.
cdcarter
Yuna
Posts: 945
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:06 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by cdcarter »

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:
cdcarter wrote:I need a teammate for this Anybody willing to have me, a somewhat to moderately bad Lit player?
I'll play with you, as long as you don't mind having a not very good teammate.
Cool. See you in Chicago
Christian Carter
Minneapolis South High School '09 | Emerson College '13
PACE Member (retired)
User avatar
Gautam
Auron
Posts: 1413
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:28 pm
Location: Zone of Avoidance
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Gautam »

Given that a billion things have happened since a list was last posted.
gkandlikar wrote: Charlie Dees
Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis and Gautam Kandlikar
Ryan Westbrook and Matt Lafer
Andrew Hart and Ray Luo (?)
Brendan Byrne
Trygve Meade and Matt Weiner
Rob Carson
Rom Masrour
Ted Gioia
Mike Sorice
Billy Beyer and Chris Borglum
Chris Ray
Eric Kwartler
Jerry Vinokurov
Chris Carter and Dan Puma
Guy Tabachnick
Carsten Gehring
Nick Clusserath and Todd Faulkenberry
George Stevens and Freddy DeAngelis
Evan Adams
Paul Drube
Lou Pignatelli (from Notre Dame) (?)
Arnav Moudgil
Jack Glerum
Gautam - ACF
Currently tending to the 'quizbowl hobo' persuasion.
User avatar
Auks Ran Ova
Forums Staff: Chief Administrator
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:28 pm
Location: Minneapolis
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Auks Ran Ova »

Guy Tabachnick and I are playing together.
Rob Carson
University of Minnesota '11, MCTC '??
Member, ACF
Member, PACE
Writer and Editor, NAQT
User avatar
Maxwell Sniffingwell
Auron
Posts: 2163
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

I'll be playing with Charlie Dees.

And from what I hear, Sorice is going to play with Yaphe.
Last edited by Maxwell Sniffingwell on Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne
User avatar
EncyclopediaCDRom
Wakka
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:54 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom »

Tim Hartman and I are definitely confirmed for that Saturday evening.

Cheer for Big Brown tomorrow,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
Rom Masrour
president of RomNation at the races
2011 INDYCAR, 2012 NASCAR, 2012 GRAND-AM, & 2012 American Le Mans Series hard card holder
licensed crew member for car #51 in the 2011-2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series & car #15 in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
"I'm glad you were at Kentucky for Ed's win instead of me."
"Rommy is better known in the paddock than half the drivers are."
"Drivers love Rommy even more than Rommy loves them."
User avatar
Maxwell Sniffingwell
Auron
Posts: 2163
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

Field is currently at 36 people.

TEAMS (14):
Billy Beyer/Chris Borglum
Brendan Byrne/Paul Drube
Rob Carson/Guy Tabachnick
Chris Carter/Dan Puma
Nick Clusserath/Todd Faulkenberry
Freddy DeAngelis/George Stevens
Charlie Dees/Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis/Gautam Kandlikar
Ted Gioia/Eric Kwartler
Andrew Hart/Ray Luo(?)
Tim Hartman/Rom Masrour
Matt Lafer/Ryan Westbrook
Trygve Meade/Matt Weiner
Mike Sorice/Andrew Yaphe(?)

Free Agents (8):
Evan Adams
Jacob Durst (that's jdd, right?)
Carsten Gehring(?)
Jack Glerum
Arnav Moudgil
Lou Pignatelli (from Notre Dame)(?)
Chris Ray
Jerry Vinokurov
Last edited by Maxwell Sniffingwell on Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne
Magister Ludi
Tidus
Posts: 677
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:57 am
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Magister Ludi »

I'm playing with Eric Kwartler
Ted Gioia - Harvard '12
Editor ACF, PACE
User avatar
DumbJaques
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 3084
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:21 pm
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by DumbJaques »

Yeah, it appears I'm still looking for a partner for this. Anyone interested can drop me a line.
Chris Ray
OSU
University of Chicago, 2016
University of Maryland, 2014
ACF, PACE
User avatar
OctagonJoe
Tidus
Posts: 702
Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Zenith, Winnemac

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by OctagonJoe »

Since there are 9 people, I'm still willing to staff instead of play to ensure that no one else has to be the odd man out.
Carsten Gehring
Wayzata HS '08 | Carleton College '12 | Denver Publishing Institute '12
Member of ACF
jdd2007
Lulu
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:44 pm

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by jdd2007 »

I'd like to play if there is room. If not, I would be happy to staff.
Last edited by jdd2007 on Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
JDurst
Ohio State
Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Strongside »

Paul Drube and I have agreed to play in this tournament together.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010
Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Strongside »

My teammate for this had to drop, so I am looking for someone to team up with for this tournament. My e-mail address is [email protected]
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010
User avatar
Maxwell Sniffingwell
Auron
Posts: 2163
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

The field is currently at 34 people.

TEAMS (14):
Evan Adams/Chris Ray
Billy Beyer/Chris Borglum
Rob Carson/Guy Tabachnick
Chris Carter/Dan Puma
Nick Clusserath/Todd Faulkenberry
Freddy DeAngelis/George Stevens
Charlie Dees/Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis/Gautam Kandlikar
Ted Gioia/Eric Kwartler
Andrew Hart/Ray Luo(?)
Tim Hartman/Rom Masrour
Matt Lafer/Ryan Westbrook
Trygve Meade/Matt Weiner
Mike Sorice/Andrew Yaphe(?)

Free Agents (6):
Brendan Byrne
Jacob Durst (?)
Jack Glerum
Arnav Moudgil
Lou Pignatelli (from Notre Dame)(?)
Jerry Vinokurov

Staffers (8):
Bruce Arthur
Bryce Durgin
Jacob Durst(?)
Jeremy Eaton
Carsten Gehring
Katy [Peters?] of Vanderbilt
Evan Silberman
Donald Taylor
Last edited by Maxwell Sniffingwell on Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:42 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3206
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

I would like to volunteer to read/staff.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
vcuEvan
Auron
Posts: 1087
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:49 pm
Location: Richmond VA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by vcuEvan »

I'm playing with Chris Ray.
Evan Adams
VCU '11, UVA '14, NYU '15
User avatar
BuzzerZen
Auron
Posts: 1517
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:01 pm
Location: Arlington, VA/Hampshire College
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by BuzzerZen »

I will staff this tournament.
Evan Silberman
Hampshire College 07F

How are you actually reading one of my posts?
User avatar
OctagonJoe
Tidus
Posts: 702
Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Zenith, Winnemac

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by OctagonJoe »

I am currently on the list as a free agent and a staffer. Since there is still an odd number of players in the free agent pool, I think it would be best if I were removed from there and kept only in the staff section.
Carsten Gehring
Wayzata HS '08 | Carleton College '12 | Denver Publishing Institute '12
Member of ACF
User avatar
magin
Yuna
Posts: 975
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: College Park, MD

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by magin »

Currently, my understanding is that the following teams are playing the lit doubles:

Evan Adams/Chris Ray
Billy Beyer/Chris Borglum
Rob Carson/Guy Tabachnick
Chris Carter/Dan Puma
Nick Clusserath/Todd Faulkenberry
Freddy DeAngelis/George Stevens
Charlie Dees/Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis/Gautam Kandlikar
Ted Gioia/Eric Kwartler
Andrew Hart/Ray Luo
Tim Hartman/Rom Masrour
Matt Lafer/Ryan Westbrook
Trygve Meade/Matt Weiner
Mike Sorice/Andrew Yaphe
Seth Teitler/Selene Koo

There's still room for more teams; post here or email me at jmagin AT umd DOT edu to sign up. Also, for dinner, I'm leaning towards ordering food like last year; it doesn't have to be pizza again, but I don't think there will be time to allow people to go have a leisurely dinner after CO.

The schedule will almost assuredly be a bracketed round robin followed by bracketed playoffs; I believe that I have enough moderators, but if you want to staff and haven't already posted in this thread or emailed me about it, please do so.
Jonathan Magin
Montgomery Blair HS '04, University of Maryland '08
Editor: ACF

"noted difficulty controller"
Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Strongside »

I am still a free agent, and looking for a teammate if anyone else wants to play. I can also just show up to the tournament and see if anyone needs a teammate there, or play solo if there is an odd number. My e-mail is [email protected]
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010
User avatar
JackGlerum
Tidus
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:20 pm

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by JackGlerum »

I was on the free agent list, but I cannot attend, so you can take me off.
User avatar
magin
Yuna
Posts: 975
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: College Park, MD

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by magin »

I believe that the team of Jacob Durst and Brendan Byrne has registered, leading me to cap the field at 16 teams. If more people want to play, get in touch with me and I'll see about allowing three-person teams (like the one at the IO Literature tournament). The tournament will be 10 dollars per person; there will be 2 brackets of 8 teams each, and we'll play 7 prelim games before rebracketing into 4 playoff brackets of 4 and playing 3 playoff games. There will then be a final, if necessary; there will also be a packet provided of the 20 hardest tossups that were cut for difficulty reasons.

If people have any questions, please email me or post in this thread.
Jonathan Magin
Montgomery Blair HS '04, University of Maryland '08
Editor: ACF

"noted difficulty controller"
Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Strongside »

Yeah. Jacob Durst and I have agreed to play together for this tournament.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010
User avatar
EncyclopediaCDRom
Wakka
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:54 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom »

To whom should I write my check for the entry fees? I prefer to write personal checks so that I can submit cancelled ones to UIC Campus Programs for hopeful reimbursement. Ironically, ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) does not accept checks from teachers who are renewing their teaching certificates. Did an Illinois teacher bounce a check once in the 1990s? I can also donate a half dozen new paperback classic novels as prizes to the top scorers/teams.

Read A TALE OF TWO CITIES,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC
Rom Masrour
president of RomNation at the races
2011 INDYCAR, 2012 NASCAR, 2012 GRAND-AM, & 2012 American Le Mans Series hard card holder
licensed crew member for car #51 in the 2011-2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series & car #15 in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
"I'm glad you were at Kentucky for Ed's win instead of me."
"Rommy is better known in the paddock than half the drivers are."
"Drivers love Rommy even more than Rommy loves them."
User avatar
theMoMA
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 5790
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:00 am

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by theMoMA »

I bet Jerry still wants to play this, but hasn't had computer access.
Andrew Hart
Minnesota alum
User avatar
grapesmoker
Sin
Posts: 6368
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:23 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by grapesmoker »

theMoMA wrote:I bet Jerry still wants to play this, but hasn't had computer access.
I do want to play. I registered way back but don't have a partner.
Jerry Vinokurov
ex-LJHS, ex-Berkeley, ex-Brown, sorta-ex-CMU
code ape, loud voice, general nuissance
User avatar
Maxwell Sniffingwell
Auron
Posts: 2163
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

Set was (of course) excellent. Yaphe/Sorice first, Weiner/Meade second, Teitler/Koo third.
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne
User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by dtaylor4 »

User avatar
MLafer
Tidus
Posts: 522
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:00 pm

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by MLafer »

So Andrew had over 3 times as many powers as any team of two, and almost 4 times as many powers as the next person. As Jim Rome would say, phenomenal
User avatar
magin
Yuna
Posts: 975
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: College Park, MD

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Post by magin »

Congratulations for Andrew Yaphe and Mike Sorice for winning the 2008 Chicago Open Literature Doubles in impressive fashion. I hope all the teams enjoyed the questions, despite the lateness of the hour. I'd like to thank Bruce Arthur, Katy Peters, Carsten Gehring, Jeremy Eaton, Mike Bentley, Eric Mukherjee, Ahmad Ragab, and Arnav Moudgil for staffing (if I've forgotten anyone, please let me know). Also, I'd like to thank Donald Taylor for doing a wonderful job with the stats. Finally, I'd like to thank my fellow writers Ahmad, Eric, Dave Letzler, Dennis Jang, and Shantanu Jha for their many excellent questions; it was both a delight and an honor to work with them.

I apologize for some rounds not having 20 tossups; that was entirely my fault, and should have been corrected. Hopefully, that didn't dampen anyone's enjoyment of the tournament. I'm going to clean up the packets a little (ensuring that each has the correct number of tossups, removing repeats, etc) before publicly releasing the set in the next couple of days. If anyone wants to give me (or the other writers) feedback on the set, please email me at jonathan.magin AT gmail DOT com. Also, I am very interested in seeing players' reactions to this tournament, so go ahead and post in the discussion thread started by Dave.

Once again, creating this tournament was really fun; thanks everyone involved who made it such a successful event.

- Jonathan
Jonathan Magin
Montgomery Blair HS '04, University of Maryland '08
Editor: ACF

"noted difficulty controller"
Locked