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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:46 pm

A few logistical things on CO:

1. Do people want to order pizza (or something else) at lunchtime again? Staff would be free and everyone else would presumably chip in some small amount. This seems pretty popular. If so, is there someone who's levelheaded and good with stuff like this (Susan F: will you be at CO? I'm guessing not?) who would like to be in charge of doing this ordering?

2. As far as moderators, off the top of my head, I have:
R. Westbrook
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Mike Laudermith
Bryce Durgin
Jonah Greenthal

Am I forgetting some people? Are there a few Chi people who plan to help staff? The max number of moderators we'll need is seven, so I'm not too worried - but let me know, because I don't really have a clear picture of who's staffing now.

3. Buzzers? - I have no idea on this one. Who will be bringing some, how many does Chi have? Again, we'll need seven max.
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4. There are currently fourteen teams on the spreadsheet - with only one open hole for two possible free agents. Are there some people out there who would be game for forming a 15th team? That would be a lot better for scheduling - assuming people don't much care for double byes, or convoluted scheduling wackiness. If some latecomers are out there who would be game for playing Chi Open - I'm willing to waive packet writing requirements, and allow said latecomers to play for free (note: offer only applies to bona fide latecomers - people who really weren't planning on coming or playing, but would be willing to in order to make a more convenient schedule. not valid at all chicago open locations, terms and conditions apply). Really, this offer applies most to any wandering dinosaurs out there who might be looking for a little action.

Discuss.
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Post by jonah » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:58 pm

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Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:59 pm

What building is the tournament in? From what I recall, last year's wasn't terribly far from food that could be eaten within an hour.
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:57 pm

I've proposed this many times in the past, and it's never actually happened: but if anyone is interested in a quizbowl wiffleball game I am willing to help organize it. There are outdoor spaces near Harper that UChicago uses for intramural softball and I'm sure we could squat on one of them - perhaps Sunday morning before Trash begins, or during the lunch break of trash, or Friday evening before CO history begins. I can bring a wiffle bat and two wiffle balls of different sizes.

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Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:59 pm

Rom et al can bring at least 2 buzzers (including 1 belonging to Chicago which they can have back at this tournament).

EDIT: That Chicago buzzer is still in Donald Taylor's care, so I'll only be bringing 1 buzzer.

EDIT X 2: Donald handed me Chicago's buzzer earlier today, so I'm back to bringing 2 buzzers (though one belongs to someone else).
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Post by Susan » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:44 pm

I won't be at CO (though it seems I may be in Chicago), but if you do decide to do some sort of large food order and someone needs told how to do it, I can do that. (It is not difficult.)
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Post by theMoMA » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:26 pm

The War (boxing) wrote:I've proposed this many times in the past, and it's never actually happened: but if anyone is interested in a quizbowl wiffleball game I am willing to help organize it. There are outdoor spaces near Harper that UChicago uses for intramural softball and I'm sure we could squat on one of them - perhaps Sunday morning before Trash begins, or during the lunch break of trash, or Friday evening before CO history begins. I can bring a wiffle bat and two wiffle balls of different sizes.

I hear that Dan Passner has filthy stuff.
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Post by Charbroil » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:38 am

No Rules Westbrook wrote: 4. There are currently fourteen teams on the spreadsheet - with only one open hole for two possible free agents. Are there some people out there who would be game for forming a 15th team? That would be a lot better for scheduling - assuming people don't much care for double byes, or convoluted scheduling wackiness. If some latecomers are out there who would be game for playing Chi Open - I'm willing to waive packet writing requirements, and allow said latecomers to play for free (note: offer only applies to bona fide latecomers - people who really weren't planning on coming or playing, but would be willing to in order to make a more convenient schedule. not valid at all chicago open locations, terms and conditions apply). Really, this offer applies most to any wandering dinosaurs out there who might be looking for a little action.
One of my WUSTL teammates and I are planning on attending, and our packet is forthcoming.
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Post by Tees-Exe Line » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:17 am

I just wanted to write a word about the economic geography of Chicago Open, which also pertains to the spatial distribution of the proposed wiffleball game. There's currently a construction project in Harper Quad that prohibits access to Harper from the north. I assume that it's still accessible in principle from the south (i.e, the 59th St. entrance) Since I've had literally nothing to do with the logistical arrangements, ensuring access to Harper on the date may well have been dealt with by those who have. But I thought everyone else should be aware of this.
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Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:56 pm

I have Chicago's Judge, and will do my best to get it on the Megabus.

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Post by Edward Elric » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:21 pm

theMoMA wrote:
The War (boxing) wrote:I've proposed this many times in the past, and it's never actually happened: but if anyone is interested in a quizbowl wiffleball game I am willing to help organize it. There are outdoor spaces near Harper that UChicago uses for intramural softball and I'm sure we could squat on one of them - perhaps Sunday morning before Trash begins, or during the lunch break of trash, or Friday evening before CO history begins. I can bring a wiffle bat and two wiffle balls of different sizes.

I hear that Dan Passner has filthy stuff.
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I too am willing to play if done on Sunday.
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Post by Dominator » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:30 pm

The War (boxing) wrote:I've proposed this many times in the past, and it's never actually happened: but if anyone is interested in a quizbowl wiffleball game I am willing to help organize it. There are outdoor spaces near Harper that UChicago uses for intramural softball and I'm sure we could squat on one of them - perhaps Sunday morning before Trash begins, or during the lunch break of trash, or Friday evening before CO history begins. I can bring a wiffle bat and two wiffle balls of different sizes.

I hear that Dan Passner has filthy stuff.
I'd be in if this were before the trash event.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:37 pm

I am absolutely not delaying the trash tournament in any way for whiffle ball, so if you're not in the building in time expect the games to have already started.
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Post by itsthatoneguy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:49 pm

Michigan can bring our 3 buzzers.
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Post by cornfused » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:10 pm

No Rules Westbrook wrote: 3. Buzzers? - I have no idea on this one. Who will be bringing some, how many does Chi have? Again, we'll need seven max.
My teams' packet will be in in the next two days, and I'll be bringing a buzzer system.
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:I am absolutely not delaying the trash tournament in any way for whiffle ball, so if you're not in the building in time expect the games to have already started.
But what time do you plan to start?
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Post by Charbroil » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:46 pm

Two buzzers for us, plus whatever any free agents joining our team might bring.
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Post by jready » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:04 am

In addition to Chicago's Judge that Donald is bringing, we currently have one working buzzer system, a knot. We've ordered more but I don't think they'll be here in time for Chicago Open. I'm unaware of any Chicago staffers beyond Jonah.

The tournament is indeed in Harper again this year. I have been told that the building will still be accessible from the south entrance, and I've also arranged to borrow a key so we can avoid last year's problem of the rooms being locked.
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Post by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:01 pm

The War (boxing) wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I am absolutely not delaying the trash tournament in any way for whiffle ball, so if you're not in the building in time expect the games to have already started.
But what time do you plan to start?
Speaking of which, is the Saturday start time known? (Sorry if it's been announced somewhere and I'm missing the obvious.)
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:28 pm

Nah, I haven't yet announced - I'm sure it will be 9:00 AM start time, with teams admonished to arrive by 8:30
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Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:46 pm

I recall that Harper Memorial Library lacks vending machines. Like last July, I can bring 4+ cases of complimentary cold canned sodas each day in my Rommobile. Unless preferences for flavors/diets/caffeine are posted here, I will bring examples of soft drinks that sponsor some of my favorite drivers (and who isn't a favorite driver of mine?).

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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:29 pm

I've just been informed that Donald Taylor will not be able to make it to CO - so if there's anyone above, or anyone in general, who could do the stats work in his stead...it would probably be quite useful
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Post by jonah » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:06 pm

I'm happy to do stats if you'd prefer that to me reading.
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I'm definitely up for doing stats.
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:56 pm

Okay, good to know, guys. We may need to impress bye teams into moderating, if there turns out to be a shortage of mods, but we'll see.
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Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:18 pm

Also, to clarify: I will not be coming, but Chicago's Judge is. Charles Martin has it (hopefully he won't leave it in the English Building again).

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Post by rylltraka » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:47 pm

When and where will the tournament start?
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Post by Alejandro » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 pm

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