ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by MacSR » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:01 am

McMaster will be hosting a mirror of the Moon Pie tournament on Saturday August 6th 2011, followed by a mirror of COLT on Sunday

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The tournament will likely be located in the Michael G. DeGroote Center for Learning and Discovery (MDCL), pending the results of our room bookings. This is the same building where we've hosted most of our tournaments in the past year.

MDCL is south of the student center, and is the modern building attached to the hospital by 2 bridges.

http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/campusmap.cfm

The Student Center is #51 on this map, and MDCL is #52.

As per usual, arrive at around 9:00 am so we can get play started by 9:30 am.

Registration

Reply in this thread, or by email to quizbowl@mcmaster.ca

Fees

The base fee will be $100 dollars a team.

Discounts
-$5 per working buzzer set
-$5 per moderator/staffer
-$10 if team has traveled over 200 miles on Google Maps.

If your team is planning to play both Moon Pie and COLT, we can work out a good discount for each tournament's fees so that it is financially feasible to play both.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:54 pm

I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
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Post by minusfive » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:21 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
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Post by bmcke » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:19 pm

Will, Sinan, and Jordan will now be playing Moon Pie on a team with Mario Chalmers.

Ottawa will bring you one or two teams.
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Post by djcarter » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:37 pm

I'd very much like to attend this. Going to see if I can round up some others from CCVI, but they may be put off by this being a collegiate tournament. I'll post again with an update later. I'd participate as a free agent if I can't find anyone?

There will almost certainly be a team from CCVI attending the COLT mirror as well.
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Post by the third garrideb » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:35 pm

Meraj and I will be playing this and would like some teammates.
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:56 pm

Lisgar (or at least myself) will probably be down for this, unless something comes up. We might also go to COLT.
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Post by adosreme » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:48 am

I am looking to play this and COLT and am in search of teammates for both.
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Post by bsmith » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:41 pm

I won't know until very late if I'm available (I will attend if I can, even if only as staff). If I do come, it would be part of a longer vacation in the area, so Ottawa-area people should not depend on me for transportation or lodging.
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Post by Windows ME » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:11 pm

minusfive wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
Okay cool we have four now.
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:01 am

fourplustwo wrote:
minusfive wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
Okay cool we have four now.
This team will probably win, because most American teams will go to VCU at DCC. Too OP.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:10 am

I've e-mailed some Canadians about it, but would there be any interest in a Canadian mirror of VCUO? Or would this feature an already too cluttered Canadian calendar?
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:36 am

Cheynem wrote:I've e-mailed some Canadians about it, but would there be any interest in a Canadian mirror of VCUO? Or would this feature an already too cluttered Canadian calendar?
23 July is VETO @ U of T. 6-7 Aug. is McMaster's Moon Pie and COLT mirrors. Maybe a delayed Canadian mirror in mid-late August could work.

EDIT: If it's on a good day for me, I would be interested in going.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by Windows ME » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:
fourplustwo wrote:
minusfive wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
Okay cool we have four now.
This team will probably win, because most American teams will go to VCU at DCC. Too OP.

This also means the top scorer prize is pretty much wide open.
Cheynem wrote: I've e-mailed some Canadians about it, but would there be any interest in a Canadian mirror of VCUO? Or would this feature an already too cluttered Canadian calendar?
I would totally be down for this if it isn't teh last weekend of August (as I'm no longer in Toronto by then)

Don't know who would host though.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by Bartleby » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:11 pm

fourplustwo wrote:
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:
fourplustwo wrote:
minusfive wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
Okay cool we have four now.
This team will probably win, because most American teams will go to VCU at DCC. Too OP.

This also means the top scorer prize is pretty much wide open.
Cheynem wrote: I've e-mailed some Canadians about it, but would there be any interest in a Canadian mirror of VCUO? Or would this feature an already too cluttered Canadian calendar?

I would totally be down for this if it isn't teh last weekend of August (as I'm no longer in Toronto by then)

Don't know who would host though.
I also would be tentatively interested, if this was the 20th/21st. (A VCU Open Mirror, that is to say; unfortunately I'll be out of town for Moon Pie/COLT)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

Post by dessert1111 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:22 pm

I am pretty late on this, but I would like to come if I'm not working--unfortunately I won't know until last minute. If I can come, I am down to play with pretty much whoever needs a teammate, preferably a team with at least one science player.
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Post by bmcke » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:03 pm

Have mentioned this to some other people, but Ottawa teams are pretty amorphous. If anyone shows up to this thing without a team, we can probably set something up.
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Post by Classical>>>Current » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:44 pm

Woburn will most likely sending only one team, if at all. We are also interested in decreasing the costs for entering both tournaments, as some members are taking the GO train to get there.
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Post by adosreme » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:17 am

dessert1111 wrote:I am pretty late on this, but I would like to come if I'm not working--unfortunately I won't know until last minute. If I can come, I am down to play with pretty much whoever needs a teammate, preferably a team with at least one science player.
I am a "science" player who is in need of teammates. I have already talked to Brendan about joining with Ottawa people.
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Post by alexander » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Just a heads up, we are happy to provide a 150 combined base fee for any teams/schools who are planning to play both COLT and Moon Pie on the 6th and 7th, and you are free to shuffle your rosters around and still qualify for the discount.

Here is a Facebook event for the two tournaments: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208526649198926. If any teams that are on the fence about attending could let us know either way in the coming week we would definitely appreciate it.
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Post by MacSR » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:05 pm

So far for our field I have:

Nediger et al.

Ottawal x 1-2

Huma et al.

Woburn?

Aaron dos Remedios et al.?

Lisgar?

CCVI?

John F. Ross HS?

Teams with question marks, please know either by this thread, facebook, or by email to quizbowl-at-mcmaster-dot-ca if you will be attending or not, and how many moderators/buzzers you will be bringing.

Thanks.
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:09 pm

MacSR wrote: Lisgar?
At least two people will be coming, maybe three to Moon PIe. We need a science player. We might have several sets of buzzers. I'll get to you soon about COLT.
MacSR wrote: John F. Ross HS
Should this high school team be playing a near-Regular difficulty collegiate tournament? I don't think they've ever played quizbowl nor made Reach for the Top provincials in the last couple of years, but I'm not familiar with them.
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Post by the third garrideb » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:29 pm

MacSR wrote: Huma et al.
Sorry, we've had a change of plans and regretfully won't be coming out to Moon Pie this weekend. :sad:
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Post by djcarter » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:49 pm

CCVI will be in attendance at this in some way shape or form, we may also be bringing some Ross people to add on to us...they won't have a team of their own, I think.
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Post by djcarter » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:52 pm

Monocle wrote:
MacSR wrote: John F. Ross HS
Should this high school team be playing a near-Regular difficulty collegiate tournament? I don't think they've ever played quizbowl nor made Reach for the Top provincials in the last couple of years, but I'm not familiar with them.
They only haven't made Reach provincials because they've consistently been up against Centennial every single year...

Additionally, forgot to say it in the last post, but CCVI cannot bring buzzers, but we will have one tentative moderator for Moon Pie, and I will definitely moderate for COLT.
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Post by MacSR » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:22 am

Field Update for Moon Pie, please let me know if these numbers are accurate.

Also, let us know if you can bring a buzzer set or not. Thanks.

Moon Pie:

Nediger et al.

Ottawa x 2 (incl. Aaron Dos Remedios)

Woburn

Lisgar

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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:36 am

I've got no buzzers, but I can't speak for my teammates.
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:30 pm

Lisgar can bring two buzzbox buzzers + laptops.
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Post by Classical>>>Current » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:22 pm

I could also bring a laptop, if needed. Woburn can't bring any buzzers, since they are locked up (I don't know why) in a room in the school.
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Post by MacSR » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:56 pm

Congratulations to Will et al. for clearing the field. Brendan McKendy of Ottawa was top scorer.

Stats are here:
http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
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Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:29 pm

The set was good, but not perfect, as evidenced by the frequently painful phrasing/sentence structure, especially in the 2nd to last pack. The difficulty of the bonuses also seemed to vary considerably. One answer came up in both a tossup and a bonus today. Some answer underlining was sub-optimal, requiring the first and last names of figures with pretty much unique names in their fields.

There was also a fair bit of useless biography bowl and other non-clues.

I also contend that the winning team was overpowered and needs to be nerfed.

Thanks to Sameer and McMaster for hosting an enjoyable tournament, and I look forward to COLT.

EDIT: Is this set cleared for discussion?
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Post by Scipio » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:52 pm

It isn't yet, actually; it will be played again on the 20th. Thanks for checking, and for holding off.
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Post by Rococo A Go Go » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:29 am

Scipio wrote:It isn't yet, actually; it will be played again on the 20th. Thanks for checking, and for holding off.
Are there are any other mirrors, or is the set now clear for discussion?
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Post by Scipio » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:52 am

As far as I know, no other mirros of this will be played.
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Post by Rococo A Go Go » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:12 pm

Scipio wrote:As far as I know, no other mirros of this will be played.
I'll let you start the discussion thread, but I do have a few points (some good things, some bad things) to make about the set once discussion gets rolling, and I presume others do as well.
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