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by Beast Mode
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

SHAWARMA II is posted: https://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/2341/

I don't plan to do another one of these as a solo effort, but maybe down the road I'll organize something akin to Guerrilla Imaginary Landscape.
by Beast Mode
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

EDIT 2: I've had another last-minute mirror request. I'll post the set at the end of July. EDIT 1: I've had a last-minute request to mirror SHAWARMA II on July 20, so the set will be posted after that. Please don't comment on set content here, and I guess keep the mirror requests coming if you still...
by Beast Mode
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

For those interested in playing this over ACF Nats weekend, I'll be running it Sunday after the finals This happened. Many thanks to Kevin Wang for keeping stats. John Lawrence: 310 (8/22/4) Mike Sorice: 240 (11/12/10) Juliet Mayer: 160 (5/9/1) Olivia Kiser: 135 (4/8/1) Matt Weiner: 90 (2/6/0) Tim ...
by Beast Mode
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Okay, let's see if I learned anything from ICT... EDIT: Friday and Saturday sessions are cancelled because no one's signed up. For those interested in playing this over ACF Nats weekend, I'll be running it Sunday after the finals (assuming we're not thrown out of the building). We'll gather in the f...
by Beast Mode
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Saturday night (technically Sunday morning) results:

Matt Lafer: 525 (5/52/14)
Rudra Ranganathan: 145 (5/7/0)
Nick Clusserath: 135 (2/13/5)
by Beast Mode
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

For those still insane enough to play this tonight, we're about to start the last round of GOLBEZ (whose runtime I wildly underestimated). Head on over to the JFK/Liberty/etc. area.
by Beast Mode
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Tonight's session is still on for after GOLBEZ (which I'm now staffing). Assemble in the GOLBEZ area (JFK/Liberty/Logan/etc.); I'll post here again when the last round of GOLBEZ starts so everyone has a heads-up. We lost some bodies due to a couple people switching over to the Friday session and a c...
by Beast Mode
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Friday night results:

Mike Cheyne: 730 (16/49/0)
Andy Schingel: 120 (5/5/1)
Carsten Gehring: 60 (0/8/4)
Colton Graham: 60 (2/4/2)
Patrick Quion: 50 (0/5/0)
Mike Bentley: 10 (0/5/8)

(I promise that we finished a while ago; I just forgot about posting results till this moment.)

EDIT: Math was wrong.
by Beast Mode
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Tonight's session will start in about 15 minutes in room 2018 (executive wing).
by Beast Mode
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

I'm sorry for the last-minute confusion I've sown regarding the ICT mirror. This post will be my final word on the plan for that, since I'm at LaGuardia now and won't want to do any more organizing work after I land at O'Hare. -I'm taking no more entrants for tomorrow (Saturday) night, but everyone ...
by Beast Mode
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

EDIT: NEW PLAN There's actually 13 people signed up now, which is venturing on fairly crowded for one room, although I understand the constraints. If possible, a super simplistic ladder thing of "play the first half of the tournament in two rooms, take the top people and put them in one room and vi...
by Beast Mode
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

EDIT: NEW PLAN Here's my current plan for the ICT mirror: -As of now, it'll be run in my hotel room, the number of which I'll edit into this post when I check in tomorrow and learn what it is. I'm in a normal double, so if anyone has a suite to offer up (or commandeer from some chump you know), ple...
by Beast Mode
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

I'm not sure if this will be run in the Midwest at anywhere that's not PIANO, but I certainly would be interested (perhaps an informal running at ICT?). I'd be glad to run this at ICT for those who haven't played it by then, ideally at a time that doesn't conflict with Lederberg Trinity, GOLBEZ, or...
by Beast Mode
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

I'm not sure if this will be run in the Midwest at anywhere that's not PIANO, but I certainly would be interested (perhaps an informal running at ICT?). I'd be glad to run this at ICT for those who haven't played it by then, ideally at a time that doesn't conflict with Lederberg Trinity, GOLBEZ, or...
by Beast Mode
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Bumping this thread to remind everyone that SHAWARMA II is a thing and that it's free to play. It's now done, and available for your tournaments/practices/parties starting tomorrow, February 16. (I want to give it a last once-over tonight.) Hit me up. EDIT: Let's say the set will be available for mi...
by Beast Mode
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 6426

Re: Where Stats Go

heterodyne wrote:the hosts of the Michigan EFT mirror
I've done the stats. See my post in that tournament's thread for more on the incompleteness of the stats and what I did about it.
by Beast Mode
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8174

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I gave up waiting on UM TDs past and present and did the stats myself: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5168/ . Ohio State A cleared the field with a perfect 11-0 record, and Chicago A took second at 9-2. I seem to recall that third place was a three-way tie, which would mean that Michigan S...
by Beast Mode
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

rùdrâ wrote:stats for EFT 2017 will be posted over the next couple of days
Posted.
by Beast Mode
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 23
Views: 6288

Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Since we already have FILM and Chomping Down at Shoney's running in August, and BUMPY II running in the fall, I think we're pretty set on film side events for the rest of 2018, and I'm therefore announcing SHAWARMA II for the 2019 winter semester. I'd love for this to be run as part of what's become...
by Beast Mode
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 13664

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

The tournament will be written...with assistance from...Saul Hankin... Editing and writing staff: ... Saul Hankin: Some Religion, Myth, Auditory Arts from the MCAT set. If you have seen these questions you can't play . ... More on this: When I was last in New York, I confirmed once and for all with...
by Beast Mode
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 13746

Re: Best Film Player

If you only counted the films he's seen, Saul Hankin would make the list, but he hasn't seen a lot of films. This is a very accurate assessment. My taste is a mix of modern trashy stuff and Turner Classic Movies stuff, and I have deep knowledge of a smattering of such movies, but I haven't watched ...
by Beast Mode
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7394

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

First of all, let me heap more praise on the MSU team for their running of WAO II. We played all eight rounds of TOEJAMANDEARL as a one-room shootout. There was much laughter and delight among the players. Thanks to Rob Carson for reading; knowing much more than I do about video games, he could bett...
by Beast Mode
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7394

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Auks Ran Ova wrote:Having now played [TOEJAMANDEARL], I'm going to strongly recommend we just run it as a shootout.
Sold. If the field grows some more, we'll break into two shootout rooms.
by Beast Mode
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8174

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I'm also someone who truly deserves the blame for how behind today ran. I used OphirStats for the first time at Jordaens, where I was in a room by myself and was able to both read and keep score with no problems. Thus, I was another voice in Collin's ear saying that if I (who nearly always prefer pa...
by Beast Mode
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8174

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

The control room will be 3401 Mason Hall, and teams should report there for registration.
by Beast Mode
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7394

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

After WAO II has finished, I'll be running a mirror of TOEJAMANDEARL , a charity video game tournament written by Erik Nelsen and other cool people from Play Quiz Bowl . I have no idea how many people are interested, so for now I'm asking players to form doubles; if we end up with only a few teams, ...
by Beast Mode
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3920

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)

Michigan (1/0/0) I should perhaps clarify that this is me playing solo. My fellow Wolverines will be playing at the UChicago mirror on the same day, but I wasn't gonna be able to make that because I need to be at the Yiddish Book Center (in Amherst) on October 29. Harvard announcing its mirror was ...
by Beast Mode
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 34280

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

MCAT will be delayed and turned to a summer open, so MARTYNAS JABLONKIS seems to be our only hope for a spring tournament (other than MUT, assuming it happens). Is this still a thing that's happening over the summer? Are either of these tournament still planning on being written at all, and if so, ...
by Beast Mode
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 23967

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Columbia may have some material lying around from the never-completed MCAT set. I asked Ben Zhang about this when I was in New York earlier this summer, since I wrote 30/30 for MCAT and would like those questions to see the light of day at some point. He said that he wants to turn MCAT into a proje...
by Beast Mode
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM. I will get the full stats up ASAP. Thanks to everyone who played and staffed this - it was a blast to run. The ending was indeed thrilling. e: Crap, didn't see the side event weekend page before I made on specifically for this. Sorry about that. My fault for not givi...
by Beast Mode
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Chuck Berry ended up being a six-team tournament because many of the Chicagoans had to catch a train. We played a round-robin, in which Dirty D's Done Dirt Cheap (Dylan Minarik, Morgan Venkus, Rob Carson, and Erik Nelson) went undefeated. Wanting to be done with quiz bowl for the day and go have din...
by Beast Mode
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I've sent the packets to Colin, but if that's not the right person I can send them to someone else. Collin supposedly forwarded me the packets two days ago, but I didn't notice till now that they didn't stay attached when he sent the email. Can you send them to me (sehankin [at] umich [dot] edu)? E...
by Beast Mode
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Tomorrow morning, meet at the Angell Hall auditoriums a little before 8:30. I'll be getting to Mason early in hopes of trying old codes to classroom doors that Collin might have in some email from a tournament we've hosted with actual room reservations, but I'm frankly not confident that it'll work.
by Beast Mode
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Last night concluded this summer's practices. We'll be back at it next summer.
by Beast Mode
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

The Union is still closed, so tonight we're in room 3333 of Mason Hall (the Diag-facing portion of the building north of the art museum, on the other side of State Street from the Union).
by Beast Mode
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Having received the blessings of Kenji and Will, we organizers of this tournament will be swapping the order of GEODUCK and Thought Monstrosity on Saturday. Our rationale for this is that a seven-round tossup + bonus tournament would finish at a more lunch-y time, and a pair of tossup-only events be...
by Beast Mode
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

The Union has been closed because of electrical failure, so we're relocating to my apartment for tonight:

311 Thompson St, Apt 6

It's right next to the Thompson/Maynard parking structure. Press the "6" button when you get to my front door, and I'll come get you.
by Beast Mode
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Here is the pricing list so far: CHUCK BERRY: Unclear Last we heard, Chuck Berry was free. To expand a bit on payment: since we're charging players no more than the writers of each event asked for, there'll be no travel/buzzer/whatever discounts and staffers won't get free meals. But don't let that...
by Beast Mode
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I have been told that we probably will have to make the Chuck Berry and Stock Clues events into full teams of four. Mike beat me to it. Yes, these events have been turned into quads, and I've changed their tabs in the signup spreadsheet accordingly. In other scheduling news, I confirmed with Aidan ...
by Beast Mode
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Right now, the schedule is as you say. Tricon completely slipped my mind when we moved Stock Clues and Celebs to Saturday; I say we read it at the Friday night party. Chris Ray asked me at Chicago Open about Aidan Mehigan's architecture event , which I'd also forgotten about. (Sorry, Aidan; you know...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Chicago Open has left us even more wiped, so we're cancelling tonight's practice. We'll resume this Wednesday (July 26).
by Beast Mode
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

The cancellation of the Modern Age should ensure that Stock Clues and Celebs (possibly both, seeing as they're both tossups) can run on Saturday now. I propose that we try to run both Stock Clues and Celebs (in that order, after GEODUCK and Thought Monstrosity) on Saturday, and move Celebs to the l...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Practice is cancelled tonight because me and Kenji are wiped from MSU's weekend of quiz bowl (which Harris ran masterfully). We'll resume this Wednesday (July 19). I'm currently on my phone and will edit this post with more details later, but know now that we'll be doing another pre-practice dinner ...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Sorry for the late notice on this; I was out of town over the weekend, and just got back today.

Tonight's practice is cancelled, since it's Fourth of July weekend. We'll resume this Wednesday, July 5.

EDIT: Wednesday is July 5, not July 6
by Beast Mode
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39871

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Friday Night: -There Will Be Stock Clues--probably played as a shootout of sorts Playing an in-depth eight-packet set as a shootout seems pretty non-ideal. Could this be doubles instead? I think we wanted to do shootout at first because we were unsure about rooms, staff, and time--I'll let our host...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Are there dinner plans for Wednesday? Yep. Dinner will be at 5:30 at the Red Hawk Bar & Grill ; despite the name, I can assure everyone that this is a totally appropriate place for all ages, and my family has been fond of it for years. Red Hawk is located at 316 South State Street . This is right b...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Will there be practices as usual this week? Yes. Also, when will the last practice be? I honestly haven't given this any thought. I figure practices will continue at least until our side event weekend , including one the night of Friday the 18th; if people are interested/available after that, I don...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan NASAT Mirror?
Replies: 17
Views: 7671

Re: Michigan NASAT Mirror?

I'm interested (though I'll be out of town the weekend of July 1), and a few other Wolverines told me they're interested as well. I'm sure UM can supply one team's worth of people, and I'd like to think we could get to two. If this happens at UM, we'd have to squat rooms in Mason Hall because we can...