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theMoMA wrote:The really exciting thing about Elvis was that Andrew Yaphe played.
Whig's Boson wrote:...University of Chicago uniform...
Whig's Boson wrote:As far as I know ELVIS hasn't happened since. Can somebody who has been to more than just 2007 ELVIS tell me about the ELIVSes of the past?
myamphigory wrote:I can't say I miss Elvis, but my memories of Elvis are associated with my memories of a strong Wisconsin team that hosted things a lot, which would be a wonderful thing to have back on the Midwestern circuit at some point. We all used to really enjoy visiting Madison.
BG MSL Champs wrote:This is a thing I can help with. Our team really has some comitted and some competent players. The problem had been with the people who had been running the club over the past couple of years. They pretty much forced the team to practice on old IS sets, and people who questioned this were outright rejected, as we were "about fun". It got to the point where the #15 scorer at this years Chicago Open was showing up, not buzzing on A-sets, and going home. It was funny to see their reaction when he beat them playing solo on good questions, as I literally do not think they realized how good he was.
Over the past few months, though, good quizbowl has taken over at our practices. In January, I will become club president. I assure you that Wisconsin will be an active team as soon as next year. I also will publicly state my desire to host a mirror of a college tournament next year. After seeing our team run an effective high school tournament, I think that we are ready to host.
Whig's Boson wrote:I'd like to learn more about the history of the ELVIS tournament at the University of Wisconsin.
As far as I know ELVIS hasn't happened since. Can somebody who has been to more than just 2007 ELVIS tell me about the ELIVSes of the past?
I think they named it that because of a turf war between Kenosha and Racine over who the school would be named after. It's pretty much right between them.Ukonvasara wrote:Coelacanth wrote:UW Parkside
Man, I've never even heard of this campus!
I can't confirm or deny this. I know that we did write questions out of the New York Times Desk Reference.theMoMA wrote:Were questions written directly from the library reference desk line?
Coelacanth wrote:magine playing on questions from CBI, TRASH (with some academic content), ACF Regionals and an NAQT IS-set in the same tournament. That's what the early Elvis was like.
Captain Sinico wrote:If you've got some old paper rounds and are interested in contributing to our archive, please let me know.
Captain Sinico wrote:Actually, as it happens, we've got some old Elvis rounds in our archive and, as our digitization effort, which just produced its first fruits, proceeds, we'll all be able to see some soon! Huzzah!
Actually, that gives me a good chance to plug that same effort. If you've got some old paper rounds, a way to scan text in bulk, or especially electronic copies of (especially old) sets that are not widely available and are interested in contributing to our archive, please let me know. We've got about 200 old paper sets labeled and archived that I can't find electronic copies of so far. I recently received a lot more material that I will work on. We have scanned about 10 sets, but that effort is moving into gear thanks to the efforts of Charles Martin.
myamphigory wrote: Additionally, there was, at some point in the shadowy history of Elvis, an associated pie-eating contest (this was a late lamented thing as early as 2000).
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