Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

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Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Aaron's Rod » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am

I am pleased to announce the "Chicago" Open mirror of Scattergories 3 on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2019. Much like Chicago Open itself, this will be at Northwestern University. Will Nediger can't make it, so you're all stuck with me instead. There will be whimsy, and there will be humanities, and there will be France.

Payment
This will be running on Sunday of CO and will cost $10 per person to play, on teams of 4. You can pay me by cash or Venmo (or check, I guess, but make sure you know what my name is).

Logistics
You can form your teams via this spreadsheet, but once you have a team please email me with "Scattergories" in the subject line to actually register. Teams and free agents alike should make sure to include your email. If there are still free agents about a week before the tournament, I reserve the right to assign you to teams as I see fit. I'd love for this to not be the first event of the day on Sunday, because of reasons, although that shouldn't be the top scheduling priority. EDIT: This will not be the first event of the day on Sunday, Age of Empires will be.

Because this tournament is so inexpensive, there will not be a buzzer discount, but please be philanthropic and bring a buzzer if at all possible.

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Are you a science or history player with a working laptop? Let's be friends. Please also sign up on the spreadsheet. I imagine that lunch will be coordinated with the other organizer(s) of the other side event(s), who will also want to feed their staff.

I am particularly looking for someone to do stats. SQBS and I don't really agree. On top of lunch, I can also bring a stats person some sort of Chicago or Greek delicacy, of either the homemade baked good or incapacitating variety. (I made baklava for 2018 Penn A, so if you need a review, you can ask them.) EDIT: I have found a taker, you rock.

Since Will won't be there, I am also particularly looking for people who can bring some sort of recording equipment, either audio or audiovisual. If you are playing and could record games as well, I'm sure he'd appreciate it!

Looking forward to seeing you in Evanston this summer!
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:58 am

Looking for teammates for this, especially people who know things I don't like poetry, philosophy, music and film.

Oh, and I can record matches.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm

By the way, has it been announced yet when on Sunday this will happen? If not, my preference is for it to be the first event on Sunday.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm

Looking for teammates in this, especially people who know things I don't like such as fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, the auditory arts, philosophy, and social science.

*One of my teammates is now the Great Duck, Daniel Hothem.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Aaron's Rod » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm
By the way, has it been announced yet when on Sunday this will happen? If not, my preference is for it to be the first event on Sunday.
I do not believe that we have figured out time slots on Sunday. I've asked Chris to update the CO announcement post to mention which side events have been approved. When I know that, I assume the other side event person(s) and Chris and I will coordinate to determine the optimal schedule, and I'll keep the OP updated. I don't mind people giving their preferences; in fact, if you're a free agent, it may be wise to put any time restrictions on the spreadsheet.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Cheynem wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Looking for teammates in this, especially people who know things I don't like such as fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, the auditory arts, philosophy, and social science.
Much like TNT, Mike Cheyne knows drama.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:49 pm

Just like Franklin and Bash.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by theMoMA » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:09 pm

Very Funny, guys. I'm also looking for teammates; these tournaments are great.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:29 pm

Will happily sit through this tournament, get mediocre buzzes and try my best to not neg stupidly, if you'll have me
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:43 pm

also me wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Will happily sit through this tournament, get mediocre buzzes and try my best to not neg stupidly, if you'll have me
Except I'll probably also neg stupidly
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Aaron's Rod » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
I'd love for this to not be the first event of the day on Sunday, because of reasons, although that shouldn't be the top scheduling priority.
Will Alston has graciously agreed to put Age of Empires on Sunday morning, so this will be after that.
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Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Post by Guile Island » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 pm

Seeking teammates. You could get me at my Scattergories 1 (pretty good), or you could get me at my Scattergories 2 (terrible). But I'm fun and whimsical!
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