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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:11 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
Prelim tiebreakers settled by basketball showdowns?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:39 pm
by Magister Ludi
Big D and I would surely be interested in basketball.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:57 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
No basketball, Chicago Open is where I want hardcore quizbowl all weekend long.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:23 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Just a note about another possible side event:

My birthday is July 26 and I was planning on having a party sometime on Sunday night. Since a bunch of quizbowlers will be in Chicago that weekend, I figured I would invite anybody attending CO who would like to come. It will be in Chinatown probably.

I'll try to schedule it after Social Science (which I plan to moderate, having playtested many of the questions already), which hopefully won't go until 2 AM like Lit did last year.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:48 pm
by Camille Palkia
I'd be interested in playing this if anyone will have me. I can get you points on Japanese stuff, and that's probably about it, sadly.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:52 am
by Auroni
Magister Ludi wrote:Big D and I would surely be interested in basketball.
I'm down as well (don't pick me if you want to win)

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:05 am
by ValenciaQBowl
Seth Kendall has agreed to be the fourth with me, Billy, and Ahmad, which should give us the highest combined age for a team, unless Lorin Burte and Victor Rosenberg hook up with some teammates again. I've entered this in the google doc; I hope it took.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:21 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
Quick Announcement: Trevor Davis has volunteered to serve as history editor for CO, and Jeff Hoppes has graciously agreed to provide assistance as needed. Don't forget, the first packet deadline is just over three weeks away.

Also, Seth Kendall, 12 line tossups on salt will not be tolerated.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:26 pm
by Susan
Mr. Kwalter wrote:Quick Announcement: Trevor Davis has volunteered to serve as history editor for CO, and Jeff Hoppes has graciously agreed to provide assistance as needed. Don't forget, the first packet deadline is just over three weeks away.

Also, Seth Kendall, 12 line tossups on salt will not be tolerated.
Garlic salt, however...

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:26 pm
by ValenciaQBowl
Also, Seth Kendall, 12 line tossups on salt will not be tolerated
Correct. The teams at this tournament will need 15-18 lines to differentiate our hardcore salt knowledge.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:30 pm
by BuzzerZen
myamphigory wrote:Garlic
This is all I need to hear.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:42 am
by P3nguinP0wered
I would like to try and make it to this tournament...if there's a team I can play with. Science is probably the only category I can get a few questions in, though I'm not very good at it :(.

I can play basketball though :)

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:41 am
by Tower Monarch
rylltraka wrote:I'm a history player who's looking for a team. Pretty much history only, though I pick things up here and there. Ideally I might be also looking for a spot for Nick Polk, who provides some history, lit, art, and judaica.
I have no idea if you're interested in playing with 2 16-year olds, but Tommy Casalaspi and I have formed a notably history deficient (we have music covered and are both working on filling in science, philosophy and SS holes by this time) team with two openings. If it helps, we will have pretty much finished writing and editing a regular difficulty tournament by this tournament, so Tommy at least will be a very good teammate for you.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:55 pm
by marnold
I'm interested in playing this. I'm an atrocious generalist, but I have decently systematic knowledge of philosophy and can buzz fairly early on some random crap. Hit me up here, the IRC if I'm there or marnold .a.t. uchicago . edu

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:05 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
I should specify that I am definitely coming to CO and am in search of a team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:00 pm
by jdd2007
I am looking for a team to play with at this tournament. I like literature, paintings and history, and I promise not to neg you out of anything.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:02 pm
by rylltraka
Hannah, would you be interested in joining Nick and I's team? We're not going to win anything, but we are laid-back and looking to write and play on some neat stuff.

Sorry, Cameron, we're respectfully declining your offer, but salute your ambition.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:25 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
I would love to join your team and continue my fine tradition of being on teams that have fun without necessarily winning things! Do you have a Google doc for a packet?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:40 pm
by rylltraka
Not yet, but I'll set one up right now.

EDIT: We're now a full team, having been complemented by Darwin from UCSD.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:10 pm
by TheKingInYellow
Hey Cameron- Ben Geselowitz and I are maybe possibly considering going... perhaps a very knowledge-imbalanced MW/SC alliance would interest you?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:56 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
I have finally been granted permission to come to this, if someone doesn't mind a not-especially-good fourth who can maybe pick up some humanities here and there. If it's too late for me to help out with someone's packet, I'll be content to just come and staff. Also, Katy, can I still room with you if we can find a third person (since me going remains contingent on finding females with which to stay)?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:15 pm
by fleurdelivre
MLWGS-Gir wrote:I have finally been granted permission to come to this, if someone doesn't mind a not-especially-good fourth who can maybe pick up some humanities here and there. If it's too late for me to help out with someone's packet, I'll be content to just come and staff. Also, Katy, can I still room with you if we can find a third person (since me going remains contingent on finding females with which to stay)?
If I'm coming, you bet. I'm still working out summer schedules and vacation time - I'll keep you posted.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:07 am
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Jeremy Gibbs-Donnan Effect wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote:I have finally been granted permission to come to this, if someone doesn't mind a not-especially-good fourth who can maybe pick up some humanities here and there. If it's too late for me to help out with someone's packet, I'll be content to just come and staff. Also, Katy, can I still room with you if we can find a third person (since me going remains contingent on finding females with which to stay)?
If I'm coming, you bet. I'm still working out summer schedules and vacation time - I'll keep you posted.
I am female, and I'd like to split a hotel with some people, so if you need an all-girls room, count me in. There's a slight chance I'll be staying with a friend, but since she lives in Evanston, I might opt for hotel for convenience's sake.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:17 am
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tim Hartman and I have begun our packet, and Arsalan Khan will definitely be our third player. We are still looking for a fourth player, especially somebody like me who plays solo too often at ACF & NAQT.

Happy 17th Mother's Day to my mother cat Kristi,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:59 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
Hey, I just want to remind people that the first packet deadline has passed and thus getting one's packet in sooner rather than later would be good. So far, we have received zero packets.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:18 pm
by Tower Monarch
Mr. Kwalter wrote:Hey, I just want to remind people that the first packet deadline has passed and thus getting one's packet in sooner rather than later would be good. So far, we have received zero packets.
We decided not to sacrifice quality to get it done Saturday night, but we will almost certainly have our packet in by this weekend.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:46 pm
by BuzzerZen
I am tentatively coming to this fine event in the Weiner Party Van, and I plan on moderating most of the events again, if not all this time.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:57 pm
by Mechanical Beasts
Any party van plans that would pass through Pittsburgh are party van plans I would enjoy, pending parental approval/ cheap plane tickets not being available.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:57 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
I am extending this week's deadline to tomorrow night at 11:59 PM CST to give a little leeway to PACE people (dunno if it will actually matter).

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:50 pm
by Cheynem
Our packet is...hopefully...almost done and should be in "soon."

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 4:53 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
Hey people, consult the goddamn ACF formatting guidelines before submitting your packets. I'll give an hour or two of leniency on the deadline if it means you actually format your packet correctly. Do not group your tossups and bonuses by subcategory. All of the literature tossups, for example, should be together, followed by all of the bonuses. From the guidelines:
Group questions together by subject in the exact order that they appear in the distribution above, then sort within category by question type (tossup or bonus). I.e., literature tossups come first, followed by literature bonuses, then history tossups, then history bonuses, and so forth.
Also, since there's HSNCT this weekend, I'll extend the deadline like I did last weekend. Packets in by 11:59 PM CST tomorrow. Remember, this is the no penalty deadline.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:49 pm
by cornfused
Sarah (Angelo,) do you have any interest in playing this with me?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:11 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
cornfused wrote:Sarah (Angelo,) do you have any interest in playing this with me?
I actually just joined Ian Eppler's team. Sorry.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:03 am
by cornfused
OK. Well, anyone want me? Anyone?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:16 pm
by Gautam
cornfused wrote:OK. Well, anyone want me? Anyone?
Just write a whole packet, and people will come flocking to you.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:12 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tim Hartman has written 12/12 (5/5 science, 5/5 history, & 2/2 religion/mythology) for my team already. I could write 12/12 (5/5 literature, 3/3 fine arts, 1/1 philosophy, 1/1 social science, 1/1 other academic, & 1/1 current events/trash) by Sunday, June 14. I do not expect our third player to write any questions for the first time. However, if I could outsource/sublet/farm some of my share to a free agent (e.g. Greg Peterson), we could get our packet submitted by Sunday, June 7.

Happy 83rd birthday, Norma Jean Baker,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:37 am
by setht
Hey,

just so people know--I submitted the room reservation request for July 24th-26th, but the office in charge of summer room reservations in Harper isn't going to handle any summer room requests for at least another week or so. I'm supposed to get an email when they get to my request; when I hear something I'll post again. Hopefully this will happen in the next 1-2 weeks. In the meantime, there's still some chance we won't be able to get rooms for that weekend but I think we're probably going to be fine--the lady I spoke with looked around a bit and it seems that no other program has put in a request for rooms in Harper that weekend, so unless another student group put in a request for a bunch of rooms before I did I think we'll be fine.

-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:12 pm
by magin
Hey, if you can answer biology and chemistry questions, my team could use you; email me at jsmagin at yahoo dot com if you're interested in being on a team with me/Bruce/Shantanu.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:10 pm
by mlaird
OK, so I guess instead of playing and putting up like 2ppg (if I play well), I'll make myself available to be a moderator if Chicago will have me. Can someone in charge of that sort of thing send me an email at <[email protected]>? I'll still play trash later on, though.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:19 pm
by evilmonkey
evilmonkey wrote:After the eye-opening experience of last year's CO, I realized that I need another couple of years before I can compete on that level. So I will staff.
So I've had something come up, and I won't be able to come at all on Saturday. Sorry Eric.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:51 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
I will be staffing this!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:55 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
I'd like to play some of the side events, but I'll happily moderate social science and possibly others.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:00 pm
by Auroni
if there is a social science event, I'll certainly moderate it.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:25 pm
by Cheynem
I tentatively plan on playing...EVERYTHING.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:45 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Since playing with Ian hasn't worked out and I've realized that my unreasonable end of school year workload has left me unable to contribute to a packet anyway, I can staff this and will be interested in playing side events.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:02 pm
by cornfused
MLWGS-Gir wrote:Since playing with Ian hasn't worked out and I've realized that my unreasonable end of school year workload has left me unable to contribute to a packet anyway, I can staff this and will be interested in playing side events.
Sarah, would you be interested in playing with Jacob, Kirun, and I? We would need you to write maybe 4/4...

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:16 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
cornfused wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote:Since playing with Ian hasn't worked out and I've realized that my unreasonable end of school year workload has left me unable to contribute to a packet anyway, I can staff this and will be interested in playing side events.
Sarah, would you be interested in playing with Jacob, Kirun, and I? We would need you to write maybe 4/4...
I can't even manage that, Greg. Too much going on right now.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:30 pm
by cornfused
OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT:
Jacob Durst, Kirun S., and I are looking for someone to write 4/4 in the next week and play with us.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:32 pm
by MLaudermith
Echoing the earlier words of Mr. Laird, I am also available to moderate if the folks at Chicago would like me. Please shoot me an email ([email protected]) if I can be of service.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:35 pm
by BGSO
I will tentatively volunteer to help staff. I can't read, but anything else I'll be willing to help with.