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CO Lit announcement

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:28 pm
by Matt Weiner
The Chicago Open Literature Akademspiel will take place during CO weekend this year. It will be coordinated by me, with questions and getting-done-checking also provided by Dave Letzler, Trygve Meade, Rob Carson, Gautam Kandlikar, Jack Glerum, and Shantanu Jha.

The main tournament will be in doubles format with players responsible for creating their own teams in advance. There will also be an additional singles packet designed to be played in head-to-head, spectator-pleasing format by the top two scorers from the main event.

Cost, difficulty, distribution, and procedures will emulate the successful Magin tournaments closely; packets will consist of 20 tossups without bonuses and will have power marks, as usual. If there's any further questions, post them here.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:31 pm
by dtaylor4
I'll read for this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:38 pm
by Auroni
I'm playing this with Mike Cheyne.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:00 am
by Cheynem
There better be some tossups on Anthony Adverse!

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:20 am
by cornfused
I'm playing this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:33 am
by grapesmoker
Cheynem wrote:There better not be any tossups on Anthony Adverse!
Also, playing this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:39 am
by dtaylor4
cornfused wrote:I'm playing this.
I rescind my staffing offer. Greg, want to team up for this?

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:40 am
by Mr. Kwalter
Yeah, I'm playing this. If anyone's looking for a washed up lit player who couldn't care less about books from America I'm available.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:54 am
by OctagonJoe
I'll say I'm playing this, but it would probably be better for all if I just read for it.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:02 am
by magin
I'm playing.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:07 am
by Sir Thopas
I like quizbowl. I like books.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:10 am
by Mike Bentley
I think I'll try playing this tournament this year. If anyone is not looking to win, I'm your teammate.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:12 am
by Deckard Cain
Playing this as well.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:57 am
by TheKingInYellow
I'm in, I believe with Ike Jose

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:10 am
by jdd2007
I will play this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:03 pm
by cornfused
dtaylor4 wrote:
cornfused wrote:I'm playing this.
I rescind my staffing offer. Greg, want to team up for this?
If you promise to have a TU-to-neg ratio above 1? Sure.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:21 pm
by Tower Monarch
I'm playing and looking for a teammate not interested in winning who can get stuff outside American and British Lit (I usually only read stuff originally written in English).

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:29 pm
by vcuEvan
I want to play this.

EDIT: I'm playing this with Will Butler.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:39 pm
by dtaylor4
cornfused wrote:
dtaylor4 wrote:
cornfused wrote:I'm playing this.
I rescind my staffing offer. Greg, want to team up for this?
If you promise to have a TU-to-neg ratio above 1? Sure.
I'll do my best.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:52 pm
by cornfused
dtaylor4 wrote:
cornfused wrote:
dtaylor4 wrote:
cornfused wrote:I'm playing this.
I rescind my staffing offer. Greg, want to team up for this?
If you promise to have a TU-to-neg ratio above 1? Sure.
I'll do my best.
Great, then it's official. Note: actual anger only kicks in at r<1/3.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:26 pm
by Ike
TheKingInYelliow wrote:I'm in, I believe with Ike Jose
Yes.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:44 pm
by rylltraka
I'll read for this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:21 pm
by felgon123
Guy Tabachnick and I are teaming up for this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:33 am
by Mr. Kwalter
C. Ray and I will be playing this together. I am confident that his Go Down, Moses knowledge will take us to the top.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:01 pm
by Lagotto Romagnolo
I will play this.

Let me know if you want to team up ([email protected]).

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:36 pm
by wd4gdz
I plan to play this. I am currently listening to Magin read Kafka's "The Burrow," so what more could you want in a potential teammate?!

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:10 pm
by Mike Bentley
Is this going to be mirrored at BASQUE?

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:10 pm
by Strongside
Jacob Durst and I have agreed to play this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:12 pm
by Important Bird Area
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Is this going to be mirrored at BASQUE?
No idea; I'll ask.

If it is, I'd be happy to staff.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:18 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tim Hartman and I will play these Saturday night Chicago Open literature doubles for the third consecutive summer.

Happy Canada (formerly Dominion) Day,
Rom Masrour
CPS/UIC

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:12 pm
by JackGlerum
Squads
Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne
Graham Moyer & Ike Jose
Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor
Evan Adams & Will Butler
Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick
Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray
Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst
Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman
Jonathan Magin
Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab
Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee
Charlie Dees & Cameron Orth
Aaron Rosenberg & Trevor Davis
Ted Gioia & Jerry Vinokurov
Andy Watkins & Hannah Kirsch
Mike Sorice & Andrew Ullsperger

Free Angents
Matt Chadbourne
Billy Beyer
Matt Lafer
Craig Messner

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:13 pm
by Mike Bentley
Sorry, I am no longer playing in the Chicago version of this.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:42 pm
by wd4gdz
JackGlerum wrote:Duos
Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne
Graham Moyer & Ike Jose
Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor
Evan Adams & Will Butler
Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick
Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray
Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst
Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman
Billy Beyer & Jonathan Magin?

Free Angents
Matt Chadbourne
Cameron Orth
Aaron Roseberg
I wouldn't mind riding Magin's coattails to victory, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. You can also add Borglum/Ahmad to that duos list.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:52 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
I want to play blessed quizbowl with Jesus once. Cameron, are you still a free agent?

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:02 pm
by magin
I currently plan on playing this tournament solo.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:34 pm
by Captain Sinico
I'm looking for a teammate... FOR NOW.

MaS

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:45 pm
by Mike Bentley
Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:I currently plan on playing this tournament solo.
JONATHAN'S SINGLE, LADIES.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:03 am
by Sima Guang Hater
Dallas and I are playing this together

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:55 pm
by The Moviegoer
I'd like to play this, if there's anyone who would like to team up.

edit: I should mention that if there are any interested parties, I pretty much only know stuff from America/Germany, and you can email me at [email protected](remove)illinois.edu

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:03 am
by Tower Monarch
Dwellers in the Crucible wrote:I want to play blessed quizbowl with Jesus once. Cameron, are you still a free agent?
This is my first time on the forums all week. If this is still open, I'm definitely up for it.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:25 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Then let's do it.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:33 pm
by Captain Sinico
I am no longer looking for a teammate.

MaS

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:16 pm
by Lagotto Romagnolo
I'm now playing with Trevor

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:31 pm
by Magister Ludi
I am playing with Jerry for this event.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:39 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Andy Watkins and I are playing this tournament together.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:08 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
HKirsch wrote:Andy Watkins and I are playing this tournament together.
:monocle:

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:20 pm
by MLafer
I am looking for a teammate for this.

*Field Update*

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:47 pm
by JackGlerum
Squads
Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne
Graham Moyer & Ike Jose
Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor
Evan Adams & Will Butler
Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick
Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray
Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst
Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman
Jonathan Magin
Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab
Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee
Charlie Dees & Cameron Orth
Aaron Rosenberg & Trevor Davis
Ted Gioia & Jerry Vinokurov
Andy Watkins & Hannah Kirsch
Mike Sorice & Andrew Ullsperger

Free Angents
Matt Chadbourne
Billy Beyer
Matt Lafer
Craig Messner

That's 16 teams with one week to spare.

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:21 am
by theMoMA
Someone out there want to play this with me?

Re: CO Lit announcement

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:02 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
I've so far failed at finding someone to play this with. I'll play with whoever doesn't mind having a not-so-good teammate.