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by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21036

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

I remain a free agent for this house-written Chicago-style open. I will be wearing my R. Westbrook #90 Spirit of Daytona 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona shirt. If I could find someone to help me carry a TV from my backseat to my desk, then I can give rides for 1-4 people. Late-night CTA e...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21036

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Back from Daytona Speedweeks, I could play this tournament over Pulaski Day weekend. While I would be willing to be a free agent, I prefer to be captain of RomNation instead of Rom & Friends.

Remember AAA tomorrow night,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 36325

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

I have put the UIC back-up buzzer in the trunk of the Rommobile, but it is stuck at ~ 6/8 strength. I can see what I can re-repair during whiffle ball. It is now raining/thundering for at least the 3rd straight Chicagoland evening with more in the forecast. I can bring a few cases of cold sodas, too...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3897

Re: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions

I recall that Harper Memorial Library lacks vending machines. Like last July, I can bring 4+ cases of complimentary cold canned sodas each day in my Rommobile. Unless preferences for flavors/diets/caffeine are posted here, I will bring examples of soft drinks that sponsor some of my favorite drivers...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11075

Re: CO Matchmaking

I was just informed by our Toronto teammates of their regrettable withdrawal, but Jordan Palmer has given us his endorsement to play through his packet submitted weeks or months ago. Charles Martin and I are now suddenly looking for two free agent teammates with nine days to spare. Alternatively, if...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11075

Re: CO Matchmaking

Charles Martin and I are looking for two more teammates. Tim Hartman told me not to hold my usual spot for him unless we still have a vacancy late in July. Our packet is 34/50 finished, with the science written a while ago, and I can surely make the second, regular deadline. Happy for many one-off, ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue May 10, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15378

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

I just added my name to the spreadsheet as a free agent.
COLT/CULT are acronyms for what?
The Brickyard 400 that 2011 CO weekend recently made more sense for me to attend in 2012.

Hoping for Miss Pippa M. (Mann, not Middleton) to qualify for her 1st Indy 500,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 36325

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

I am looking for a teammate who could write at least the non-American & non-Western toss-ups for starters.

Looking forward to blessing the 100th anniversary Indy 500 grid till "Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!"
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11075

Re: CO Matchmaking

I go on Collegiate Discussion annually, so Mike Cheyne alerted me to this thread. This feels like members of Congress finding dates for the 2011 State of the Union. As a free agent for CO 2011, my main selling point is that I have already written 5 + 5 in science as well as 7 + 5 elsewhere. I could ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19172

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)

I have not found any postings about CO teams. I have written 12+10 (including 5+5 science) here at "work" while my contract is essentially being bought out. I am looking for teammates who could help me finish 25+25 before Ryan's still vague 60-day super bonus deadline. I probably could write the rem...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19172

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011

I have already been working on a packet at "work" in case CO et al is held on a weekend when I am not committed to attending a race. The Brickyard 400 on the last weekend of July will have to wait till 2012 or even later despite my 2011 NASCAR license. Cheering for the Bulldogs unless the Rams win, ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers

I think I would be great at proofreading for syntax, punctuation, grammar, etc. I have never tried randomization. I will be home this weekend. I cannot staff NAQT ICT as I will be at Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham, AL). The next weekend, I will be at the Long Beach Grand Prix. I can be reached ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17147

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

I can bring a UIC lock-out system provided that I can refix 1/8 that has been silent since the Penn Bowl mirrors. I have two nights of free lodging promised again. I can stay Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning for Craig and Ike's social science toss-ups, but I just found that thread to be "locke...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 24712

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

UIC Campus Programs cannot spare staffers to drive us to WUSL as they did to UIUC for NAQT SCT, so UIC is withdrawing. I will save my unsubmiited packet for something like a July Chicago Open.

Off to the "World Center for Racing" tomorrow,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13485

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

UIC will bring its lockout system that worked so well at SCT to Penn Bowl--Northwestern proper and trash. It is in my Rommobile trunk as I write.

Recording Sunday's Daytona 500 qualifying to prepare for next Thursday in the pits,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6287

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

We should not forget to thank Trygve for taking a weekend away from his intense 1L studies at SIU-Carbondale to run this second straight smooth tournament at UIUC (after THUNDER)! Sixteen teams arrived in the snow on a Saturday morning (no motels, I presume), yet the tourney ended early. I already a...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 24712

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

UIC may enter this regional provided that our packet can be finished by this Sunday; otherwise, I will be attending my first Daytona Speedweeks beginning in just nine days.

Back from an amazing solo in Urbana-Champaign,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6287

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Has the building (e.g. Gregory Hall, English Building, etc.) been finalized? I recall that parking lot E3 is almost adjacent to Gregory Hall, and I parked for free in E3 during THUNDER. Are such lots plowed and still free for this weekend? I heard that UIUC got much less snow but more ice than UIC d...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5170

Re: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

What kind of side event is this? Would it be Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon?

Watching over my recovering (from spaying) Anna,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4249

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

I need to take my youngest, smallest cat Anna to be spayed tomorrow. I would have logged on earlier today to withdraw, but this work computer made me retype a code to log in. I trust that enough Michiganders and free agent(s) remain to form 2 house teams to complement the 7 visiting teams. See you a...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)

UIC will bring 1 team, and we may be able to bring 1-2 lockout systems.

Hoping for a Bears loss so that the Packers can eliminate a 3rd bird of prey,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6287

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Is UIC in Region 8 or Region 9? This is the Region 9 thread. UW-Green Bay (=> 4 hrs from Chicago) will host SCT Region 8. The Ohio State University (=> 6 hrs from Chicago) will host Region 7 SCT. At this evening's practice, we will discuss sending 2 teams to UIUC: 1 for Div 1 & 1 for Div 2. NIU beca...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4249

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

I am also interested in being a free agent, and I could remain for this visual PERV trash tournament Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning should enough interest in a mirror materialize.

With 3 weeks before auto racing season begins,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13485

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

I can enter one team from UIC for your Saturday Penn Bowl mirror. My packet is forthcoming later in January. Once the spring semester begins in a fortnight, I can inquire about interest in your potential Sunday Penn Bowl trash mirror. Congratulations to Kyle Busch (#18 NSCS, #18 NNS, & #18 NCWTS) + ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9406

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

This was my most enjoyable, productive full-length quiz-bowl tournament of 2010. It was my first tourney at UIUC without seeing Sorice, The Donald, and Tryg anywhere, but Charles, Craig, Garb, & Jeff all made me feel appreciated as their captain. At first, I felt that I was taking a spot on the Hous...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 9172

Re: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar

Penn Bowl itself has just been announced for February 19. Northwestern had been hoping to mirror Penn Bowl on January 29, like last year. The Chicago Open--Sack of Antwerp had been announced for February 19 about a week ago. Andy Watkins just posted that Harvard International will not continue this ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9406

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

As I will arrive Friday night and leave Sunday morning, I would like to stay for Mike Bentley's 2nd visual experience. I had to turn in my LCD projector this past June, but I have my own laptop. I am amenable to any and all free agents onto my team (entry fee on me, of course) if that would make bra...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Nobody from UIC, including myself, will be attending. I would have loved to have heard up to 13 packets written by Chris Borglum, for whom I furiously scored throughout NACT ICT @ ORD. I understand that the 8 teams will make for a convenient round-robin, followed by two brackets, and concluded by an...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

I was unable to find any UIC teammates. If I could get a ride from Northwestern (E-10 on me, of course), I would still be able to play solo. Having been out of town for most weekends since May, I am too tired to drive myself this weekend.

Happy early Armistice Day,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9406

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

UIC Campus Programs just informed me how they are willing to provide Saturday trip(s) for players to sites like yours. They seem to be under the impression that UIUC would host NAQT SCT on February 5, 2011. Regardless, at least I can attend this December 4 mirror. While our two buzzer systems worked...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

I could play solo for UIC at GIT since flying to Phoenix International Raceway for the penultimate NASCAR triple-header might result in NASCAR registration telling me how I am over the limit of 2010 event licenses (again). Today, our sponsor, Campus Programs, told me that such a trip is out of their...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13350

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

According to IDOT on ABC-7, parts of the Eisenhower (I-290), Kennedy (I-90), & Dan Ryan (I-90/I-94) are closed due to flooding from 4-6" of rain overnight with 1-2" hourly at times. Flash flood warnings are everywhere. I cannot imagine that everybody will arrive by 9 AM. Should anybody suddenly need...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13350

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

The CO team consisting of Charles Martin, Charles Hang, & I is still looking for a fourth player. Is parking still free on 59th Street? Or have Richard M.'s outsourced meters spread there? I used to take the Red Line to 55th Streeet; then, I would take a #55 bus east to Ellis Avenue, debark, and wal...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37222

Re: CO Lit 2010

May I suggest a draft for lit triples/quadruples/quintuples on Saturday evening when we would have a much better sense of room availability in Harper and other logistics? I presume that many players are now driving or flying, with no internet access, and that reforming/converging teams today would n...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97593

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Andrew Hart has accepted my offer to replace Chris White on his Sunday evening (?) fine arts team. I no longer can borrow either of UIC's buzzer systems, though. By the way, are any of the four events concerned about a lack of laptops? By Sunday night, some laptops might have to leave with their own...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13350

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

I took team trophy acceptance photos form NAQT ICT @ ORD, and I could give complimentary 8" X 10"s to anyone this weekend. I already have made them for Minnesota, and I should make some more for Harvard. I also took team photos of Chicago, Penn, Michigan, Carleton, Brown, Clemson, Rice, and 1 other ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37222

Re: CO Lit 2010

If the Sabrina/Ikshu team has indeed withdrawn, there are still 23 teams. I could presumably make a convenient 24th team with any other remaining free agents (e.g. Graham Moyer and/or Jeremy of Rutgers). Greg Peterson and Charles Hang have indeed combined, and I understand that Charlie Rosenthal and...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49814

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

With 10 teams formed, I had better repost my free agency availability. Surely I know about film "stuff" as I have been comparing/contrasting the AFI Life Achievement Award to Mike Nichols: in-person on June 10 to TV Land Prime on June 26. I read somewhere on a thread that the lit will follow the CO ...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97593

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I reaffirm my free agency for this late Sunday event.

Now just waiting for a Cubs Chicago title,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37222

Re: CO Lit 2010

I remain eager as a free agent, but I now count 23 teams (45 players). If Carsten or Charlie from Carleton are still looking for a teammate, I am particularly interested.

Fearing for CPS students on the streets even more,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)
Replies: 135
Views: 38881

Re: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)

I would like to offer my services as a free agent. For example, two teams have not listed their fourth players. I could also help out with various fractions of that team's packet, for it appears that 24/24 need to be submitted by Friday, July 2, rather than by Saturday, July 3. Remembering Robert Ca...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Wed May 19, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49814

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I seem to have neglected to post my availability as a free agent for this event. If a team needs a classic movie, classic TV, & baseball history player in particular, that would be my best fit.

Bound for Gasoline Alley at long last,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Mon May 10, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75091

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

As I will be finally attending the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, I regret having to withdraw from these great history quadruples. I have already told Bruce in person, but I want to give another player as much notice as possible to join the free agent team. Cheering for the #20 Dallara-Ho...
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date Claim: Illinois Novice (MCMNT) October 16th 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Re: Date Claim: Illinois Novice (MCMNT) October 16th 2010

Will IO & TIT be combined next season, too?

Happy Oprah no cell phone while driving pledge day,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37222

Re: CO Lit 2010

In case my teammate from the past three CO Saturday night/Sunday morning lit doubles is unavailable that weekend, I am also adding my name to this free agent pool.

Watching IndyCar from Kansas instead of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97593

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I had better add my name to the free-agent pool. I have been listening to classical CDs in my new car until I can find a decent Chicago radio station.

Watching NASCAR Trucks on TV on a rare Sunday (May 2),
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75091

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

While I will not be able to staff HSNCT, I am looking for a teammate for what might end up being my only history doubles in 2010. My best areas would be American and British history.

Happy belated 41st Earth Day founded by my WI Senator Gaylord Nelson,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 7876

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

I would be delighted to be the fourth player on any almost complete team; otherwise, I would be happy to read. Any extra fees would be no problem for me as usual.

Good riddance to my CPS 3rd quarter tomorrow,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5017

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

I have joined the UIUC team. Can you recommend any restaurants near the Hayes-Healy Center? To whom should checks be written? Do any other CDT teams realize that UND is in EDT?

Congratulations to Tennessee on its first men's elite 8,
Rom
by EncyclopediaCDRom
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5017

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

What if I were offered a spot on an incomplete team that did not have to write a packet? Would that retroactively make that team required to have submitted a packet? I never mind paying any entry fees and/or penalties by check on site. For GPS programming, what is the street address for the Hayes-He...