Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

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Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:31 pm

This is the official announcement post for the New York City Side Event tournament which will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The tournament will take place at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (251 Mercer Street) on NYU's campus, and will start at roughly 8:00 AM Sunday morning.

As of now, we are planning on playing three events on Sunday: Listory, ARTSEE, and BURI. If you have interest in playing another event, please include that in your registration email. The fee for the tournament will be as follows: $10 per player plus an additional $10 per event played (so someone who plays all three events for example would be required to pay $40). There will be a $10 discount for bringing one (and only one) set of buzzers to the tournament.

Please email us at columbiaquizbowl@gmail.com in order to register as a participant for this tournament. Only email us if you are sure you will be attending, which events you plan on playing, and if you are bringing a buzzer system to the tournament. You do not need to play every event. Once you have registered, you will be granted access to a Google Spreadsheet with which you can officially form teams for each event. A running list of individuals who have registered for the events will be posted below.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby 2017 in amusement parks » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:26 am

What will the format be (singles, doubles, quads) for each event?
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Mewto55555 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:41 pm

Triples for Listory would be awesome (and it looks like there's another group of three already signed up on the spreadsheet)! I endorse that.

Most of the non-shootout side events sound like they're best suited for teams of 2 or 3, so I think that's generally the way to go, unless there's a rooms/moderators constraint that prevents this.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:08 pm

Since we don't yet know how well-attended this mirror will be, we're limiting team size to two people for all the events as of now. If there are more people interested, or if the schedule would work better with a smaller number of teams, we'll change each tournament to singles/triples/quads as appropriate.

As mentioned earlier, here is a list of individuals who will be playing at least one event at the tournament:
Richard Yu
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Jason Golfinos
Max Schindler
Jason Zhou
Michael Borecki
Erik Bobrow
Alexander Nero
Daniel DeFelippis
Julia Tong
Jerry Vinokurov
Eric Kilgore
Kevin Deam
Rachel Bickley
Jason Lai
Mohan Malhotra
Mirza Ahmed
Aaron Cohen
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:36 pm

I will definitely be there.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Ondes Martenot » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:27 pm

Since Courant is about a 20 minute walk from my apartment, I guess I have no excuse to miss this
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby atha » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:03 pm

I am interested in participating, but what do the side events mean.

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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Chaac and Ayyy » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:43 am

atha wrote:I am interested in participating, but what do the side events mean.

Listory is a literature side event: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18619
BURI is a mythology side event: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18743
And ARTSEE is a Fine Arts side event: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18589

Is there a cutoff date for when we should e-mail Columbia to say we are coming? I'll be in the NYC area starting on 8/4 but don't know my availability for the 7th yet.

*Edited to include the correct internal link for BURI*
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Rothlover » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:08 pm

I'm interested in playing some side events, but I'd like to know which, other than the three above, have the most potential to happen. It's much easier for me to take a bus to the city than fly/bus to Richmond or Detroit.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:30 pm

This is just me tooting my own horn, but I'll note that I'd very much like for people to play GRAPHIC (the comics set I and a few others wrote a couple rounds of), if solely for the pleasure of exposing people to comics. I've already made the set "pay-what-you-want," so if anyone's interested, all they have to do is convince a staffer or two to read it to them for fun, say during lunch.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Rothlover » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:04 am

Some people in the IRC suggested casually playing some of the side events in someone's apartment after the more formal portion. Given NYC housing stock though I don't know if anyone in quizbowl in NYC has a place that can fit a dozen people, or, if they can, are game to do so.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:56 pm

I don't think we ever got a conclusive answer regarding the format for the events, and the tournament is less than a week away. Which events are being played as singles, doubles, triples, or quads?
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:01 pm

Would just like to let everyone know that we will continue to accept registrations until this Wednesday, August 3rd. If you have sent us an email registering for the tournament but have not yet signed up for teams on the spreadsheet, please do so as soon as possible so we can better organize the staffers. All three events (Listory, ARTSEE, and BURI) will be played as doubles unless size constraints lead to a change.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Rothlover » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:25 pm

If anyone has the space or informally wants to organize or play some of the other events, I'd be happy to run logistics for events I don't have interest in but that other people do, If someone can do the same for some other ones (like Bentley's tournament and Tricon.) What hours are the rooms for, and does anyone have experience with NYU and how strict they are about reservation times? I'd like to play stuff in NYC, but if none of the events I particularly want are happening (and I imagine most people want to play at least a few of the others somehow) I'll take a bus to Richmond. I'm glad Columbia is running something though.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:03 pm

Can the spreadsheets be made read public? I actually just learned I have the opportunity to come to this, but I'd like to see what the fields for each event look like so far before committing.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby ProfessorIanDuncan » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:15 pm

A member of the NYU quizbowl team received an email saying that we would have 8 rooms until 9 PM. I dont know how long the 3 events planned are going to run, but we do have plenty of time. The registration spreadsheet (which you can get access to by email columbia quizbowl, email address on the first post) has a section dedicated to people making recommendations for other side events. As far as i can tell there isnt any overwhelming favorite, so if you voice your opinion for what you want to hear, its possible it will be read.

Raynor, the fields for all 3 events are quite small, so you'll definitely be able to play.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:53 am

I'm considering picking up a buzzer for the first time in five years and coming to this. Guess I should decide soon.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:28 pm

Hi Everyone, due to the circumstances surrounding BURI, we are replacing it with Mike Bentley's A Culture of Improvement. The event will take place after ARTSEE, and will also be in the doubles format, and there is no fee for taking part in this event. If there is time at the end of the night, after Listory but prior to 9 PM, we plan on offering the Mik Larsen NBA Ten Point Shootout event which will have a fee of $5 per person. Changes have been made accordingly to the registration spreadsheet, so if everyone could make a note of that and sign up for these new events.

Also, just a reminder that registration for the tournament ends tomorrow. As well, if anyone can bring a buzzer system to the tournament, please let us know by email.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Ondes Martenot » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:17 am

Hey so there doesn't seem to be any consensus as to team limits for these events...are there any strong objections if Mirza Ahmed, Jason Lai, and myself play as a three person for listory?
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby JLai » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm

Just to clarify Aaron's question, would it be okay to extend Listory to triples for everybody (i dont think its fair to extend it just for one team)? It seems based on comments in the Spreadsheet there are other free agents who would be interested in playing it as Trips as well, and I think there would still be at least 6 teams signed up which is like the minimum you need to run a tournament right?

Otherwise if this is not possible, its all right we'll make it work.

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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:14 am

Columbia University Quiz Bowl wrote:Hi Everyone, due to the circumstances surrounding BURI, we are replacing it with Mike Bentley's A Culture of Improvement.


Out of curiosity, why this event over Guerrilla Film? The latter received more requests.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:22 am

With the tournament three days away, could we also please get official confirmation from the organizers as to whether Listory is remaining a doubles tournament or is being changed into a triples event? Thanks.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:44 am

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Columbia University Quiz Bowl wrote:Hi Everyone, due to the circumstances surrounding BURI, we are replacing it with Mike Bentley's A Culture of Improvement.


Out of curiosity, why this event over Guerrilla Film? The latter received more requests.


While Guerrilla film did get slightly more requests with people who have already registered, we also took into account requests from our staffers who may want to play some events and moderate others and have not been able to register on the spreadsheet yet.

With regards to size of teams for events like Listory, while we would prefer keeping teams at doubles, now that the registration period is over, I think it is alright for some teams to form triples if they so desire. However, I would like to ask that the changes be made to the spreadsheet as soon as possible so we can do a better job organizing the format of the tournament.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Great End » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:17 am

Columbia University Quiz Bowl wrote:With regards to size of teams for events like Listory, while we would prefer keeping teams at doubles, now that the registration period is over, I think it is alright for some teams to form triples if they so desire.


I don't really understand the point of this policy. This tournament is doubles... except when someone feels like having a three person team.

You should either explicitly declare this tournament to be triples or cap team sizes at two. Otherwise people are asking themselves if it is unseemly to add x person as a third if most other teams are doubles, etc. If you want this to be a doubles tournament, simply declare it to be such. If you are fine with it being triples and think the demand is there, make it triples. I'm not sure why there is so much vacillation.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:34 am

jasonzhou wrote:
Columbia University Quiz Bowl wrote:With regards to size of teams for events like Listory, while we would prefer keeping teams at doubles, now that the registration period is over, I think it is alright for some teams to form triples if they so desire.


I don't really understand the point of this policy. This tournament is doubles... except when someone feels like having a three person team.

You should either explicitly declare this tournament to be triples or cap team sizes at two. Otherwise people are asking themselves if it is unseemly to add x person as a third if most other teams are doubles, etc. If you want this to be a doubles tournament, simply declare it to be such. If you are fine with it being triples and think the demand is there, make it triples. I'm not sure why there is so much vacillation.


You are totally right on this. As we have only four buzzers at the moment, we're going to officially make Listory and ARTSEE triples events. Teams can, as always, make changes on the assigned spreadsheet.

Of course, with that said, I would also like to reiterate our call for teams to bring buzzers if possible.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby 2017 in amusement parks » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:47 pm

When will a schedule for this (with times and whatnot) be released? I have teammates coming in for specific events, and it would be helpful if we had a general idea of when things will start and finish.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:40 am

Here's the email that was sent out to tournament attendees:

Tournament email wrote:Good morning everyone,

I want to first thank you all for registering to play the side event tournament tomorrow in NYC. I also want to apologize for the confusion regarding team size that came up over the last few days, I'm still relatively new to organizing Quizbowl tournaments and so there's a bit of a learning curve.

With regards to tournament information, please arrive at Room 102 in the Courant Institute of Mathematics (251 Mercer Street, New York, NY, 10012) at 8 AM tomorrow morning. We hope to get the tournament started at 8:30 with ARTSEE. If you have not formed a team yet, I would urge you to do that as soon as possible, so all that we have to do tomorrow morning is collect registration fees and give you updated schedule information.

A basic rundown of the times for each event:

ARTSEE ($10 per player)- 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Culture of Improvement (No Fee) - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Listory ($10 per player) - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ten-Point Shootout ($5 per player) - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

(Tournament fee- $10 per player plus above fees)

If you are only playing certain events, please arrive at Room 102 at least 30 minutes before the listed start time of the event, otherwise you may forfeit your ability to play that event. If you are going to be late or encounter any other problems, please call/text me at 1-(516)-301-6704

For everyone who has volunteered to staff, I want to thank you for lending a hand in helping run this tournament. Please make sure to bring a laptop with which you can access Microsoft Word files. We will pass around flash drives with the packets before each event.

Also again, just a reminder that if anyone can bring buzzer sets to the tournament, that would be greatly appreciated.

See you tomorrow,
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Hi again everyone,

Just wanted to make two announcements pertaining to the tournament tomorrow:

1. Due to popular demand, we have decided to offer the Guerrilla Films event tomorrow as well. It will take place alongside the Ten Point Shootout between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM so competitors can play one or the other. The format for Guerrilla Films will also be a shootout.

2. Please form teams by 5 PM tonight. In order to make tomorrow run as smoothly as possible, if there are still free agents after then, we will have to assign them to random teams.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you all 8 AM tomorrow morning.

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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Zef » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:10 am

Tournament Headquarters for this tournament will be in Room 202,not 102 as previously announced.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:22 pm

I just wanted to thank the combined forces of Columbia and NYU for hosting this tournament (or, rather, this selection of tournaments). It has been 6 years since there has been a summer open held in NYC, and given the success of this one, I hope it will be far less than 6 years before we do this again.
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:44 pm

this is an event that happened

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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby Cheynem » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:55 pm

John won the NBA set?
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Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Postby grapesmoker » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:27 pm

Cheynem wrote:John won the NBA set?


yes
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