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Quick overview: This year's incarnation will be written by me and a people who know science. Your science writers insofar are Jeremy Eaton on Physics and a lot of the other science, as well as Surya Sabhapathy for biology. I still need a chemistry editor. Cotact me if interested. It will be played on Saturday, March 5th. This will not be a packet submission tournament and our target difficulty is ACF Regs++ / ACF Nats Prelims. There will be a bevy of side events at the main site, so I encourage everyone to play those as well, - I will post the schedule of side events when I figure out what that is so that people buying plane tickets can make sure they won't have to Lully out of them.

Key differences from last year:
This will be an open tournament. It is designed to give competition to those preparing for Nats and to have a bunch of quizbowl luminaries congregate for an event more grand than Scriabin's Mysterium while at the same time not completely overwhelming those who know the regular difficulty canon.

Miscellanea:
I still need a chemistry editor.
I will want some mirror sites for those poor souls that can't come to this tournament.
The side event slate is in a state of flux. If you have one you would like to run, I'll see what I can do.

Location: Some building at UIUC. I really want to get one of those ultra-nice ones engineering ones instead of the poor liberal arts one, but that's nearly impossible.

Elgibility: As long as your body is made up of organic components, you can play.

Costs and other discounts
Base fee: $120
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Moderator: -$10 each
Travel: -$5 for every 100 miles.

Running Field:
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You should all come to this.
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Ike wrote:
so that people buying plane tickets can make sure they won't have to Lully out of them.
Haha, nice terminology.

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Ike wrote: an event more grand than Scriabin's Mysterium
So wait, after seven days of this, the world will end twice?
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I've updated the post with more tentative information. I'll also keep a running list of teams in the first thread.
Also we have one side even lined up already. See the side event announcement for it.
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Any mirrors or rumors of mirrors?
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Hey guys,

Since some people wanted an update with regards to this and the other tournament:
I have written exactly 58/ 55 for IO, and 2/0 have been written for the associated side event.
Naturally, I and Craig will be knocking out a bunch of this over break.

Also, for the record:

Jeremy Eaton will be doing Physics and most of the other science categories
I will be doing the CS.
Surya of Michigan will be doing the biology.
Michael Hausinger will be doing the chemistry.
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Morraine Man wrote:Any mirrors or rumors of mirrors?
Sorry I just saw this.

I haven't had anyone approach me for mirrors, but I highly encourage institutions (particularly on the west coast) that do want to mirror this to contact me. That said, I hear that there's going to be a lot of competition at the main site, so if you're one of those people who gets a lot of utility from playing intense gameplay I recommend you to come.
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I will be taking over as TD of this tournament. Feel free to email me ([email protected]) if you have any questions/comments/concerns/etc. that apply to the field or logistics of this tournament. If you have questions about the difficulty/content/distribution/etc. of the tournament, contact Ike.
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How's a West Coast mirror looking?
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I haven't heard of one. I'll probably be emailing / contacting a bunch of pepole over break in search of mirrors.

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I have created a logistics thread for the main site. See here for further information.

On a side note, I would be quite happy if a moderator decided to move all posts related to the UIUC field from this thread over to the one I created.
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Any word on side events?
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Cheynem wrote:RPG
And Wissenshaftslehre (I don't remember the exact spelling right now).
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What kind of side event is this? Would it be Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon?

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EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:What kind of side event is this? Would it be Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon?

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Side events will be held on Sunday.
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