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Hey, what's going on with this? Normally this is about the time of year when this gets announced and people start making plans. Any idea who's editing this year?
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it is you, you are editing chicago open
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More seriously, Ryan and I talked about it this weekend, and we're both going to pass, as is our prerogative as recent editors. I don't know Eric Kwartler's mind but I suspect that he's not interested in reprising. Unless that changes, the editorship is open to all applicants; anyone who is interested can email Ryan or Eric or myself and we will select the next editor.
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Yeah, I concur with Jerry - I propose anyone interested in head editing CO shoot both jerry and I an email and we'll make a decision. Don't everyone bang down the door at once. (I suspect Eric has no dog in the fight, but I'll run things by him and he can voice an opinion if he'd like).
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Sooo...any word on this?
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It would help if someone would, you know, actually step forward and offer to edit.
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I have it on good authority that Ryan would consider doing it again, so people should lobby him to do so!
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I don't have time to head edit this tournament, but I could help edit areas like visual arts, history, your choice if this makes it easier for someone else to make a commitment to being the head editor.
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I would like the opportunity to play a Ryan-edited CO again.
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Ryan has never not done an excellent job of editing CO.
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Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Ryan has never not done an excellent job of editing CO.
this.
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Obviously picking up the CO slack is Ryan's prerogative as the previous editor, and I'm sure we'd all have a good time with that. It would be nice to get this figured out and announced by the end of April.
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We also should probably finalize or at least get a preliminary idea of what the weekend schedule will be. Is anyone interested in doing a full-length Sunday trash tournament? Do we just want a series of side events?
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I will have an all tossup lit tournament done by late July if people want to play it
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My lit tournament will be ready in time for CO too. It'll be pretty hard, so I think it would be good for the CO field.
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FYI, I am not writing a trash tournament this year.
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NOOOOOOOOO, how will power tossups on Hairspray?!!!

It seems like there are a lot of potential side events floating around--Will's tech thing, the two lit things, my film thing, probably more. While I like a good trash tournament more than anyone, maybe this is the year to seriously consider some sort of "side event Sunday"?
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Is there interest in running the guerrilla history doubles on Friday again? That was fun last year.
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Mike Bentley wrote:Is there interest in running the guerrilla history doubles on Friday again? That was fun last year.
I would play that if it happened.
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Mike Bentley wrote:Is there interest in running the guerrilla history doubles on Friday again? That was fun last year.
good heavens yes
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I would love a guerrilla history tournament...maybe we could even finish it this time.
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Yeah I never got to finish beating Bruce Arthur.
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Connor Teevens and I are writing a classical music tournament that may be done by Chicago Open. We'll have a better sense of when it will be done later.
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Would like to play all of these except Saajid's lit tournament, and that's only because I've seen the answer spreadsheet and it would be pretty stupid of me to do so.
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bt_green_warbler wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:Is there interest in running the guerrilla history doubles on Friday again? That was fun last year.
I would play that if it happened.
I would be very happy to pitch at Jeff's batting practice again.
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My vote is for a weekend of literature side tournaments.

Also, I'd enjoy that classical music tournament, but I suspect the audience for it won't be all that large.
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The proliferation of potential CO side events in spring reminds me of a certain page in my AP Biology textbook. It featured a picture of a mama duck and her dozen or so adorable ducklings, with the caption "many more organisms are produced than will survive".
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Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:The proliferation of potential CO side events in spring reminds me of a certain page in my AP Biology textbook. It featured a picture of a mama duck and her dozen or so adorable ducklings, with the caption "many more organisms are produced than will survive".
That's really morbid, Bruce.

Saajid you'd better survive the duckling selective sweep. I'm not sure imprinting on me's going to help you unfortunately.
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magin wrote:My vote is for a weekend of literature side tournaments.

Also, I'd enjoy that classical music tournament, but I suspect the audience for it won't be all that large.
A heartfelt second to the former, and the equally heartfelt hope that even if the latter does not materialize as a side event (due to potential lack of interest) that at least a shootout or something happens on it.
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Before we get all excited about side events, do we like, have an editor yet? Ryan hasn't posted here saying he'd be willing to write...
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who needs main event
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2012 Chicago Opens

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There has also been some discussion of having a guerilla style trash theme tournament on Sunday. This is what should happen.
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I'd be up for that. Every packet should be written in the patented Mike Cheyne style.
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I guess it's time I came clean.

I'll be editing this year's Chicago Open, which is being renamed the Steak and Shake Hunger/Quiz Bowl.
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dseal wrote:There has also been some discussion of having a guerilla style trash theme tournament on Sunday. This is what should happen.
I would advise against themes unless you don't want to have a very good time.
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I assume the editor(s) would have some fiat power to rule out obviously poor or ultra niche themes.
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So seriously, someone edit this tournament.
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The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:So seriously, someone edit this tournament.
CO guerrilla-style.
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grapesmoker wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:So seriously, someone edit this tournament.
CO guerrilla-style.
Just call it VETO.
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As mentioned earlier in this thread, I would be interested in editing a few subjects for this tournament. Since it sounds like no one has volunteered to head edit yet (except for Ryan's nomination), I suppose I'll try to organize some coalition of editors for this event and submit a bid to Jerry/Ryan/Eric if I get a group of people capable of editing the entire set. If you're interested in editing some section of CO this year and want to be part of this coalition, send me an e-mail at [email protected] indicating what subjects you want to edit and what subjects you'd be okay editing but aren't your first choice.
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Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote: Just call it VETO.
Right, VETO except for the parts where we try to avoid being actively terrible, rather than embracing it. Hopefully also without interminable Peter McCorquodale commentary after the fact.
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Well, Ike has just emailed me saying he "might" be able to head edit, but he doesn't want to commit until after Nats.

I've been deliberately dragging my feet on this, because I don't want to stupidly come out and say that I'll do it, if I don't feel confident that I'll have enough time to swing it. I thought I would know within a couple of days whether I would say yes, but I keep pushing it back to be on the safe side.

If I do say yes, I at the very least need a classical music editor and a science editor, or I won't do it. Bentley - would you take classical music (and perhaps a portion of history - we'll see on that)?


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Who wants to do science? This is a very important component of successful tournament.
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Science is boooorrrrring.
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I wouldn't mind editing math and physics/astro. I know things.
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Just have Ike write a bunch of tossups on quantum mysticism. Close enough.
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