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Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:36 pm
by DumbJaques
So the discussion in the FIST thread has gotten kind of complex, to the point at which I'm confused about what's going on. Basically, here's where things stand:

If you haven't heard, IO and TIT are going to be the same set this year. I'll be editing the tournament, with Mike Sorice working on science questions. Various Illinois/Maryland people may also be involved in the production of the set, but in keeping with my general editing philosophy, most of the work on this set will be done by one or two people. The tournament will attempt to feel out the Regionals difficulty range, and will likely be just a hair harder than TIT 2009 (which is amusing to me, since this will also be a TIT 2009). Please note that when I say this is what the difficulty will be, I really mean it - this tournament will not be harder than this, but will end up being appropriate for the kind of open field I hope to draw. Really, the point of this tournament will be to demonstrate that those two things are not mutually exclusive.

It was my intention to run IO/TIT on the 14th, perhaps paired with Trash Regionals. I sure wouldn't mind pairing the Maryland site with a FIST mirror instead, though. Actually, if people could let me know what they'd prefer in terms of that (ie, what combination of dates and events would lead to your attendance for the weekend), that would help me finalize the decision. I was certainly hoping to draw a field including Penn, Brown, and the local DC metro folks (Weiner, Magin, or whoever else is around), as well as our strong local circuit.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:59 am
by Jeaton1
To make it even saucier, I plan on running TIDUS (the son of JECHT) along with this event if we go with the November 14th date.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:21 am
by AKKOLADE
Awesooooooooooooome.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:01 pm
by grapesmoker
I'd also like to remind people that the long-awaited Walden Three will also be available for running at this tournament. I don't want to displace Jeremy's event, but this has been a long time coming and will be ready in time for IO/TIT. It's all tossups, 10 rounds, so I don't think there will be much of an issue in that we can run this thing Saturday night and have Trash/TIDUS the following day.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:18 pm
by millionwaves
Ah, but Illinois is going to run RMPFest II (in addition to Walden 3), as well. We've already committed to running both of those events in addition to IO at the Illinois site; perhaps there's room for TIDUS in there as well. I really hope so; I enjoyed immensely the few rounds of JECHT that I got to play.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:41 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
millionwaves wrote:Ah, but Illinois is going to run RMPFest II (in addition to Walden 3), as well. We've already committed to running both of those events in addition to IO at the Illinois site; perhaps there's room for TIDUS in there as well. I really hope so; I enjoyed immensely the few rounds of JECHT that I got to play.
Words cannot express my desire to play TIDUS.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:43 pm
by DumbJaques
I am strongly considering a two-day event in which multiple side events comprise a short second day (similar to Sun n Fun weekend except things start/finish on time and everything actually happens).

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:14 pm
by Lapego1
To address Chris's original post, I'd prefer 11/14 because playing 4 weekends in a row can be tiring. Pairing with TRASH Regionals would likely draw in a larger Penn crowd and avoid the brainmelt of chomping through 4 academic sets in two days, but I could go either way.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:17 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
11/14 is great for me, too.

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:39 pm
by Matt Weiner
Hey, we're hosting a high school tournament at VCU on either Saturday Nov 7 or Sunday Nov 8. We may be interested in hosting either FIST or TRASH Regionals (whichever one Maryland isn't doing with Terrapin the following weekend) on whichever date of our weekend the high school tournament isn't (that should make sense, right?) So, keep me updated with your plans.