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TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:37 pm
by millionwaves
This is an announcement for the Midwest site of the TRASH Regional tournament, which will be held Sunday, November 16, at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. I will serve as the tournament director for this event, and if you would like to register or ask questions regarding this event, please e-mail me at [email protected].

This event is currently scheduled to run in the UIUC Armory. As this building is hilariously sub-optimal for running quizbowl tournaments, we may consider starting the tournament later than normal so that we can get a better building. If anyone would be inconvenienced by starting the tournament later than normal (10:00 AM or so) so that I can reserve rooms in a more reasonable building, please let me know. Of course, we don't intend to run fewer rounds than normal, so the tournament would end commensurately later.

Please note that there is an open academic tournament, the Illinois Open, the day before. We encourage all interested parties to compete in both tournaments; however, there are no plans to offer a discount for doing so at this time. If you'd like to play both tournaments and finances are a problem, contact me and we can work something out.

Fee Schedule:

Base Fee: $100
Buzzer Discount; $5/buzzer up to $20 total.
Staff Discount: $10/competent staffer.
Minimum Fee: $70.

Field:

The Hypnotoads
Notre Dame x 3
Chicago
Michigan x 2
Minnesota
Luminaries of Illinois Quizbowl Past and Present(maybe)
Rom and Friends
Grinnell
Iowa State

Again, if you need any information regarding this event or would like to sign up, please e-mail me at [email protected]. I hope to see many of you in November!

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:16 pm
by InvadErGII
I and the team of Nelson/Nelson/Kioski/???? (still a man short) will be there. Should be a good tourney. :)

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:36 pm
by millionwaves
InvadErGII wrote:I and the team of Nelson/Nelson/Kioski/???? (still a man short) will be there. Should be a good tourney. :)
That's awesome, but I'm not sure who you are. If you could send me an e-mail at [email protected] to let me know who you are and also for my records, I'd appreciate it.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:14 am
by InvadErGII
Okay, it's looking like my aforementioned and still nameless team may need a free agent if one is available. Shoot me an email at INVADERGII at GMAIL dot COM if you or someone you know may be available.

Also, how many other teams are signed up for this so far?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:00 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Because I will have a rental car (yet again) for three days and a family to give me a bed and meals (for the third time), I will stick around Sunday morning, hoping my movie expertise can land me a spot as a free agent. I really cannot borrow UIC's lock-out systems anymore. However, I had better bring my CPS laptop (any discount?) just in case other players have to leave early to catch flights/transportation, for I do not want the moderators running out of notebooks.

Happy early All Souls' Day,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:41 pm
by millionwaves
Hey, guys,

We seriously need more teams for this. I've heard interest from a possible team in passing at Rob Pilatus at MO, but that puts us at two, maybe four. Are there any schools coming to IO that want to stick around and play this as well?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:08 pm
by marnold
Chicago will have at least one team and I'd bet two.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:38 pm
by Coelacanth
millionwaves wrote:Hey, guys,

We seriously need more teams for this. I've heard interest from a possible team in passing at Rob Pilatus at MO, but that puts us at two, maybe four. Are there any schools coming to IO that want to stick around and play this as well?
That was us you talked to at MO. We're not coming; it's actually easier travel-wise for us to get to Boulder, so we're going there.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:41 am
by alkrav112
Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:16 pm
by InvadErGII
For what it's worth, I think that Nelson and Friends will hereafter be known as The Hypnotoads.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:49 pm
by InvadErGII
Any updates on exact time and location for this?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:38 pm
by Cheynem
If the Minnesota teams stick around long enough to play this, I will definitely play. I'm sure I can get a team going of fellow Minnesotans, but if I can't, I'll free agent.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:44 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Chicago will have two teams for this.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:52 pm
by alkrav112
alkrav112 wrote:Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this.
And when I say 3, clearly I mean 2. Sigh. Attrition's the worst.

Will have a final, set-in-stone count tonight.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:00 am
by millionwaves
Hey, everyone,

I've posted a field update above. You have until 11:59 PM tomorrow night to let me know if you're coming; registration is closed after that.

At this point, we'll be running a round robin, followed by a bracketed playoff. Registration will start at 8:30 in the Armory, and play will start at 9 AM. I will send a final e-mail on Friday, once I know what the final field is.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:26 am
by Cheynem
You did get me down, right?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:34 am
by Captain Sinico
That's Luminaries of Illinois Quizbowl Past and Present to you, Trygve Meade!

MaS

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:56 am
by alkrav112
alkrav112 wrote:
alkrav112 wrote:Sorry I didn't make this clear earlier: at practice today, Michigan decided that we are almost certainly bringing 3 teams to this.
And when I say 3, clearly I mean 2. Sigh. Attrition's the worst.

Will have a final, set-in-stone count tonight.
Yes, we will definitively have 2 teams for this. Cute and clever names coming anon.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:37 pm
by Demonic Leftovers
Actually make Chicago 1 team.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:25 pm
by grinnell_quizbowl
I sent you an email a couple of days ago (and again today), but just to make sure you know, Grinnell will be sending one team to this tournament.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:11 pm
by mujason
Shouldn't the Illinois team be known as "Quantum of Sorice"?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:27 pm
by dtaylor4
mujason wrote:Shouldn't the Illinois team be known as "Quantum of Sorice"?
Ooh, clever. So, why aren't you playing real quizbowl today?

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:01 pm
by mujason
dtaylor4 wrote: Ooh, clever. So, why aren't you playing real quizbowl today?
Because I'm not in school anymore and have no way of getting to any tournaments.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:00 pm
by jonah
Statistics are up.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:35 pm
by millionwaves
Congratulations to Chicago Stone Cold Peter Austin for winning the Midwest TRASH Regionals, held today at UIUC. Coming in second was Car Ramrod, a team of free agents, and after that was Illinois. Congratulations to Mike Cheyne of Minnesota/Car Ramrod for being the non-spurious top scorer.

Thanks to Charles Martin, who did stats excellently today. Thanks also to Micah Hodosh, Craig Messner, Greg Baboukis, and Curt Peterson for coming to staff today - we couldn't have done it without any of you.

Thanks also to TRASH, who wrote what I consider to be the best TRASH Regionals set that I've ever seen, and further to all the teams who came out and played both days - we enjoyed having all of you, and we look forward to seeing you guys at other tournaments.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:09 pm
by InvadErGII
Thanks to Trygve and all of the Illinois staff for this. Speaking on behalf of The Hypnotoads, we had an absolute blast. Two of our team members had never played quiz bowl in any form until today, and they had a fantastic first experience. We look forward to competing again soon.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:30 am
by evilmonkey
Before anyone mentions this (which, given the boards nature, will happen), I'm going to publicly apologize for two of the three Notre Dame teams leaving at lunchtime. It was inexcusable, and I will not discuss it further on this board.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:20 am
by millionwaves
evilmonkey wrote:two of the three Notre Dame teams leaving at lunchtime.
Pursuant to this, I'd like to extend my apologies to teams who graciously agreed to sit and play against empty chairs for their rounds against the two teams that left, in addition to the resulting delays in the schedule. Everyone was a pretty good sport about that, which helped the situation considerably.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:36 am
by Cheynem
This was an enjoyable tourney--thanks to those running it and those who wrote the questions. Without discussing specifics, I will just say they were very solid and definitely did not live up to the horrifying reputation I have sometimes heard of TRASH packets.

Makes no difference, either, but the "Andrew" credited with playing on Car Ramrod during the Grinnell game, I think, was me.

Thanks to my fellow free agent teammates, as well, for picking up questions about popular music and other stuff I don't know anything about.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:48 pm
by evilmonkey
evilmonkey wrote: I will not discuss it further on this board.
Since I've already caught flak for this, I will clarify. I (1st person, singular) will not discuss TRASH REGIONALS 08 on the boards. If you want to talk to me about this, my email address is bdurgin AT nd DOT edu.

If you have any ideas of how, when we bring two vehicles, one of them does not leave early, then send them my way.

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:45 pm
by Susan
Bryce wrote:If you have any ideas of how, when we bring two vehicles, one of them does not leave early, then send them my way.
Give your keys to Trygve.