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Chicago Open Literature Doubles

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Since last year's CO Literature side tournament went over pretty well, I'd like to gauge interest in another literature doubles written by mostly the same people for this year's Chicago Open. The target difficulty would be the same as last year's, and we'd aim for at least 13 packets of 20 tossups. If you're interested in writing for this event, or have any questions about it, please email me at jmagin AT umd DOT edu.

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I'm in. Definitely.
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I'm most certainly playing this.
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Yes.
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In terms of logistics, I'd be for a slightly shorter main event CO (like 12 rounds + finals) in order to make this tournament not go as crazily late as last time if this will again be on Saturday night. It's maybe not as bad playing, but it was really getting on me in the later rounds of reading this tournament.

So, assuming this tournament starts at a reasonable hour (preferably around 7), I'd be up for moderating.
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I've never had more fun at a tournament than at the original lit singles, so of course I'm up for another.
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I would want to play this if I go to Chicago Open.
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I, too, would enjoy playing this.
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I'll read/scorekeep.
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Yeah, what the hell, I'll play this one, though I did have a ton of fun reading until like 2 am last year.
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Of course, I want to compete in literature doubles. To date, my only tournament victory was last fall's literature doubles at the Illinois Open, but I could not have won that tourney without riding the coattails of Jonathan Magin. At least, I am no longer the Anna Kornakova of ACF.

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I will definitely play.

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Will I play this? Of course I will!


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I don't think this is an official sign-up or anything, but I'll definitely want to play, now that I have studied up on the works of Rasipuram Kirshnaswamy Narayan.
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I will play.
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Of course I'm playing this, and one cannot deny that part of the charm of last year's event was how late it went, so I oppose any shortening of CO.
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I'd be interested in helping write for this
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oh hay quizbowl

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if I can go, I will play for sure.
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If I can go, I will play as well.
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Perhaps unnecessary BUMP for this, but I shall be playing as well. A teammate would be cool.
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Since Guy revived this thread, I'll say that I'm interested in either playing, reading, or scorekeeping as needed.
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I will play.

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I'm still not sure how those running the various side events of the CO want us to sign up--whether in these threads or by direct contact--but since people continue to chime in here, I also want to play. And I think my teammate is William "The Borsht Belt Beast" Beyer.

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Atleast two people from the dorman contingent will play in this (Nick and Todd) and the other two may form a team (Freddy and myself).
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If I go, which I should, I'd definately want to play this.

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I'll help moderate.
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I'm definitely interested in competing. Currently soliciting teammates.
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I definately want to play this and I need a teammate.
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Put Lou Pignatelli (Notre Dame's co-president, and usually our other captain) down as a maybe.
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I'll read!
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fleurdelivre wrote:I'll read!
I will too.

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I'll play!
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Eärendil wrote:I'll play!
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I still aspire to win my second consecutive literature doubles title (but without Jonathin Magin), and I would like to compete with either Tim Hartman from last summer or Brian Sobolak, my best teammate from CBI Nationals. If interested players significantly exceed the numbers of packets and moderators, could we expand to triples or even quadruples? Last summer, Tim and I could not stay for the playoffs well after midnight, and I want to be alert for the trash scrimmage, social science/philosophy moderating, and hopeful movie rounds in some order on the following Sunday.

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That's the spirit; we need more exclamation points in quiz bowl...
Quiz bowl has exclamation points, you just need to look in the right spot. For instance, there were all kinds of them in Jerry's critique of VETO!
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fleurdelivre wrote:That's the spirit; we need more exclamation points in quiz bowl...
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I'm down.

What date is it? And I need a partner too, if I don't get a teammate.

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I need a teammate for this Anybody willing to have me, a somewhat to moderately bad Lit player?
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Charlie Dees
Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis
Ryan Westbrook
Andrew Hart
Brendan Byrne
Trygve Meade
Rob Carson
Rom Masrour
Ted Gioia
Mike Sorice
Billy Beyer and Chris Borglum
Chris Ray
Eric Kwartler
Eric Mukherjee
Jerry Vinokurov
Chris Carter
Guy Tabachnick
Carsten Gehring
Matt Lafer
Nick Clusserath and Todd Faulkenberry
George Stevens and Freddy DeAngelis
Evan Adams
Paul Drube
Arnav Moudgil
Jack Glerum
I am playing this too.

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EDIT: looks better. ALSO, FIXED
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Hey everyone: if you have a partner and you're on that list, could you post as such so that those of us who don't know who to ask?
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gkandlikar wrote:

Charlie Dees
Greg Peterson
Trevor Davis
Ryan Westbrook
Andrew Hart
Brendan Byrne
Trygve Meade
Rob Carson
Rom Masrour
Ted Gioia
Mike Sorice
Billy Beyer and Chris Borglum
Chris Ray
Eric Kwartler
Eric Mukherjee
Jerry Vinokurov
Chris Carter
Guy Tabachnick
Carsten Gehring
Matt Lafer
Nick Clusserath and Todd Faulkenberry
George Stevens and Freddy DeAngelis
Evan Adams
Paul Drube
Bryce Durgin
Arnav Moudgil
Jack Glerum
I am playing this too.

Gautam

EDIT: looks better
Gautam, I'm actually not playing...
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I'm officially still looking for a teammate.
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I'm not playing either; I'm contributing questions (...eventually)
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I'm playing with Ray Luo (if he hasn't already found another person).
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cdcarter wrote:I need a teammate for this Anybody willing to have me, a somewhat to moderately bad Lit player?
I'll play with you, as long as you don't mind having a not very good teammate.
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playing with Westbrook

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I'm playing with Gautam.
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He's not on the list up there, but I'm playing with Matt Weiner.
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