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VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by njsbling » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:31 pm

UC Berkeley will be running a mirror of VCU Open on Saturday, August 8. This tournament is "open", so anyone (high school, college, graduate school, post-college) can play, although please note that the tournament difficulty is "near collegiate nationals level" (not accessible to those who are newer to quiz bowl). Registration will begin at 9AM at 100 Wheeler Hall and we plan to begin at 9:30AM.

Fees/Discounts:
Base Fee: $100 per team ($25 per person)
Buzzer discount: $10 per working buzzer
Travel discount: $30 per 100 miles traveled (one way) (will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
Minimum entry fee: $40 per team (or $10 per person)

Please use this google form to register: https://docs.google.com/a/berkeley.edu/ ... 8/viewform

More information about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=17222

Field (6):
Jugurnautha's Golden Earrings
People's Liberation Army
Stanford (2)
Tintinnabulation
Usual Suspects

The UC Berkeley Quiz Bowl Club is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The student organization is the host of the California Cup and takes full responsibility for the guests.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by 1.82 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:34 pm

At the moment the form returns a message that "You need permission: This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by njsbling » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:38 pm

Governor General's Foot Guards wrote:At the moment the form returns a message that "You need permission: This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."
Fixed, thanks.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by gyre and gimble » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:22 pm

It looks like we have enough interest for 2 teams.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by WildKard » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:19 pm

I'll be in the area, but haven't done anything quizbowl related in a few months. Let me know if your team needs a fourth!
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:04 pm

gyre and gimble wrote:It looks like we have enough interest for 2 teams.
I assure you, there's much more interest than that.
WildKard wrote:I'll be in the area, but haven't done anything quizbowl related in a few months. Let me know if your team needs a fourth!
Make sure to put your name down as a free agent in the "Berkeley" tab in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1162129896
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by gyre and gimble » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:37 am

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote:It looks like we have enough interest for 2 teams.
I assure you, there's much more interest than that.
No man, what I mean is Stanford wants to bring 2 teams. Unless you know something I don't...?
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:43 am

gyre and gimble wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote:It looks like we have enough interest for 2 teams.
I assure you, there's much more interest than that.
No man, what I mean is Stanford wants to bring 2 teams. Unless you know something I don't...?
Ah well ok then. I didn't think of you acting on behalf of Stanford since it's an open tournament and all.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by gyre and gimble » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:45 am

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
Ah well ok then. I didn't think of you acting on behalf of Stanford since it's an open tournament and all.
I see how that could have been ambiguous. But yeah, I wasn't commenting on the viability of this event.

Also, are there plans for side events?
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by njsbling » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:47 pm

gyre and gimble wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
Ah well ok then. I didn't think of you acting on behalf of Stanford since it's an open tournament and all.
I see how that could have been ambiguous. But yeah, I wasn't commenting on the viability of this event.

Also, are there plans for side events?
Right now we don't have plans for any side events- is there a certain one you'd like to run?
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:33 am

njsbling wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote: Also, are there plans for side events?
Right now we don't have plans for any side events- is there a certain one you'd like to run?
We should definitely plan on running SHEIKH.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by Knickerbocker glory » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:18 pm

If SHEIKH is being run, I would most definitely be interested in playing.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by vengefulsweatermensch » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:27 pm

GOODCOMPANY88 wrote:If SHEIKH is being run, I would most definitely be interested in playing.
Seconding (thirding?) this sentiment.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by WildKard » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:44 pm

I can staff for SHEIKH if needed
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by vetovian » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:49 am

I'm also interested in playing SHEIKH. Are any other side events being contemplated?
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by njsbling » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24 am

vetovian wrote:I'm also interested in playing SHEIKH. Are any other side events being contemplated?
SHEIKH is the only side event that we are running. pm me your email address and I will send you the logistics email when I send it out to everyone.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by gyre and gimble » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:27 pm

So the main site is using bounceback bonuses. How do we feel about trying that? I'm all for it.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:57 pm

I would prefer to avoid using bouncebacks, in the interest of getting both VCU Open and SHEIKH completed by a reasonable hour.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by WildKard » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:19 pm

Congrats to Jeff Hoppes and Bruce Lou

SHEIKH stats:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:27 am

Thanks to everyone who played our set! I'll have a discussion thread up later this evening in Collegiate Discussion - I think it's fine to put it there, since I trust nobody's going to pull a Stephen Hines and try to cheat for a side event/Skype tournament. If people would rather have a private forum, I'll request one of those.

EDIT: Upon receiving some advice, I will in fact attempt to vaccinate the set against Stephen Hines by setting up a private forum.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:43 pm

I have created a private forum for SHEIKH discussion.
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Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

Post by Cody » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:46 am

Cody wrote:A private usergroup has been created and I've issued an initial round of approvals; you can head to User Control Panel > Usergroups to join.
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