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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue May 19, 2015 10:30 am

Posts about Lord Strathcona's Horse may now be read here.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by 1.82 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:08 pm

I would like to play this.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Excelsior (smack) » Wed May 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Unless Jeff has already assembled a pandemonium of trained parrots to moderate for this event, I will staff it.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Muriel Axon » Wed May 27, 2015 4:52 pm

Excelsior (smack) wrote:a pandemonium of trained parrots
magpies, actually
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Wed May 27, 2015 4:54 pm

I too will staff this.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed May 27, 2015 5:15 pm

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to staff! I'll sort out a staff plan after HSNCT.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Duckk » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:51 pm

Will Mason, Ben Zhang, Naveed Chowdhury, and myself will be playing as a team.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by MLafer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:47 am

If there are any free agents (or Jerry's team) that want to team up with me and Ryan, please email/pm me.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:08 pm

Should we not power mark submissions?

Also, what is the cost of this event?
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:42 pm

Cheynem wrote:Should we not power mark submissions?

Also, what is the cost of this event?
I'll add the power marks, so I would prefer that submissions not be powermarked.

The tournament will be free to anyone who submits a packet. If for whatever reason we end up with teams playing who didn't submit questions, I will work out a suitable fee schedule with those hypothetical teams.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Cheynem » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:15 pm

Dan Puma has dropped out, so our team needs someone to join us.

EDIT: It might be Jason Asher.
EDIT AGAIN: It is!
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:00 pm

I'll be keeping track of packet statuses in the first post.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Smuttynose Island » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:31 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote: total registrants: 43/44
Provided that there is still one spot open in the field, I'd love to sign up as a free agent.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:34 pm

Smuttynose Island wrote:
bird bird bird bird bird wrote: total registrants: 43/44
Provided that there is still one spot open in the field, I'd love to sign up as a free agent.
Done. Now would be a good time for the free agents and partial teams to get things sorted out for packet writing.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:32 pm

Just a reminder that:
bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Please email me your packets by Wednesday, July 8th 2015. Teams submitting packets after July 8th may or may not be allowed to play at my sole discretion.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Cheynem » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:34 pm

With only two packets in and the deadline tomorrow, is there a contingency plan? I'm wondering if people are concerned about a time crunch in being able to play this and still make flights/departures.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:38 pm

For the moment, I have assumed that "the audience for this tournament consists of quizbowlers, and thus loves leaving things to the last possible minute." Should we still have a very low number of packets on Thursday morning, I will work on a contingency plan at that point.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by theMoMA » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:00 am

My team will be submitting a packet, although it may be late due to my poor time-management skills.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:18 am

Our team's packet is done and will be submitted in a moment.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by vinteuil » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:40 am

I am, for the first time, the person holding up our packet, but it'll be done by tonight, definitely.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:39 pm

Since there are now only 10 teams, is there going to be a change in format from what's previously been stated, or will this just be figured out at a later date?
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:13 am

We're sticking with 11-team round robin (because the combination of 10 teams and packet submission is a pain to schedule).

Which makes this post a call for free agents:

Players wishing to join Team 11 should contact me. Anyone who writes six tossups by Wednesday night can play for free; otherwise, $10 per person (which was the fee for last year's non-submission CO History).
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:40 pm

I assume we're counting on people who aren't playing to staff this thing. A lot of people may be heading out in the evening, though, so that should probably be arranged ahead of time. We have Ashvin, Jeff, Shan, and John so presumably we only need one more staffer.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Ndg » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:59 pm

If you still need staff, I can help (assuming this isn't supposed to go super late into the evening?).
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:33 pm

Shan needs to leave before the conclusion of this tournament, so my current staff list is: John, Ashvin, Andrew. That leaves two more rooms to be staffed by the bye team.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:16 am

I will staff this tournament.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by sephirothrr » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:55 am

I can also staff this tournament, if you still need staff.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:26 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Shan needs to leave before the conclusion of this tournament, so my current staff list is: John, Ashvin, Andrew. That leaves two more rooms to be staffed by the bye team.
Are you yourself going to be present, Jeff? If not, who is going to be "on-site TD"?
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:32 pm

I will not be present in person. Joe Su has graciously agreed to be the on-site TD. (I will of course be available by phone and email to resolve protests.)
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:03 am

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:I will not be present in person. Joe Su has graciously agreed to be the on-site TD. (I will of course be available by phone and email to resolve protests.)
The best way for protest resolution is probably for the moderator or scorekeeper to email Jeff directly after any round with a game changing protest. This probably won't add more than a minute to each round compared to writing the protest down on a sheet of paper.
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Same goes for the history tournament!
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:34 am

This will be the schedule, unless something changes before tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:17 pm

Statsy things here
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:56 am

Final statsy things for both Lit and History will be done once I get back to Montreal on Tuesday
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks to my teammates for putting up with me at this tournament. I had a great time and the guerilla style ended up a lot more enjoyable and entertaining than I had anticipated. Thanks to everyone else for submitting a bunch of classics content that I was good at, too!
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by vinteuil » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:17 pm

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Thanks to everyone else for submitting a bunch of classics content that I was good at, too!
Is the set clear?
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:25 pm

From what I hear, no, because it will be read online at some point.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:21 pm

There was a significant amount of interest in the irc, both from players who were unable to attend CO weekend and from players who had to leave early (so didn't hear the entire set).

So, I'll be reading the set in the irc starting Tuesday; expect about two packets per day at 7 Pacific/10 Eastern.

I'll start a new thread for question-specific discussion (with a warning for people who are planning to visit the irc).
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:27 pm

My thanks to everyone who helped make this year's CO History possible:

-Joe Su, for volunteering to direct the tournament

-The moderating team: Rob Carson, John Lawrence, Andrew Nadig, Ramapriya Rangaraju, and Ashvin Srivatsa

-Larissa Kelly, for playtesting and contributing to the editors packets

-Most importantly, the teams who wrote questions for this event. I was very pleased with the high quality of the submissions for this year's CO History; I'll have more to say in the specific discussion thread.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:14 pm

Final stats are up.

After the round robin, there was one team at 8-2 and two at 7-3. Foolishly, I read the main CO thread's finals scenarios and was set off to follow that until Rama pointed out to me that the tiebreakers file probably wasn't a full packet. The two 7-3 teams were given the choice of reading the first 10 blind questions of the tiebreakers to see who played in the finals, or just use a statistical tiebreaker. A statistical tiebreaker was chosen, giving Team 7 the edge over Team 5, and the 7-3 Team 7 defeated the 8-2 Team 1 in both games of the final to win the tournament.
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Re: CO History 2015

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:01 pm

Reminder that this is being read in the irc (#cohistory).
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