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Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59615

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

The only thing that is sure in Illinois quizbowl this year is that Stevenson will be superstrong. I am more optimistic about Auburn than Lloyd's post seems to be. A lot of the top teams have their 1-2 person cores set, and ultimately we'll have to see what their supporting casts will do. I'm very i...
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

A big congratulations to our tournament champions, Rob Carson and Kevin Koai, who defeated Aaron Rosenberg and Chris Ray in the final. I'd firstly like to thank all of my staffers who so graciously came out and helped out in every way that they did. I really, really appreciate that you guys were abl...
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)
Replies: 135
Views: 38903

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

Lloyd texted me that CO Lit basically just stopped after 5 rounds; this won't affect tomorrow's events, will it? I'm going to be functioning on a pretty strict timetable...
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Abid, did your field ever fill? I'll be around tomorrow and I'll play it with anyone there who's interested if it hasn't. Well, I haven't gotten word from Firke but Ahmad said he'll play with whomever, and Mike is playing with Andrew U. Thus I will put you with Ragab, and if Firke is still playing ...
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

MLaudermith wrote:I will have my laptop on Sunday, and I'll bring a buzzer as well.
Hey how did this go? Email me about specific questions if needed.
Sorry I couldn't talk to you directly, it actually happened by pure chance that I was able to see your email.
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:No one actually seemed to be interested in the Friday stuff so I guess it's not happening.
Yo Evan Adams emailed me and people wanna do this maybe. Email Lloyd.
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

No one actually seemed to be interested in the Friday stuff so I guess it's not happening. Oh, well, okay. Sorry to hear that. Hey uh, another thing: If you guys personally see anyone on the free agents list (excluding Dan Donohue; this is mostly directed towards Frank Firke, Matt Weiner, Ahmad Rag...
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

I'm still waiting on this field to fill up, guys. Also, for the Friday night people: We'll probably have about 10 packets compiled, edited, and ready to go for you guys. The remaining 3 packets are almost entirely written, it's just that we want to go through, edit/replace stuff, etc. so that those ...
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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 ow...
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

I probably should have done this a bit earlier, but it'd be nice if people were to inform me of whether they'll have buzzers in their possession during this, and how many they'll have.
by abnormal abdomen
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49838

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I'm just posting here to further encourage the whole idea of people posting in this thread to inform everyone of how many buzzer systems people are bringing. This is specifically for people who will be playing/staffing/present in both CO Trash in CO Fine Arts, the tournament that I'm organizing. It'...
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13357

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

Good news, everyone! Through Marshall Steinbaum's heroic efforts (for which he was consequently promoted to Grand Marshall Steinbaum), we have secured two rooms in some place called Rosenwald Hall, which I am told is much closer to Harper than either OI or Noyes. This should make life at least a li...
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Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2010 Chicago Open, Chicago, IL (July 23-25)
Replies: 135
Views: 38903

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

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:What's the buzzer situation like? Should I plan on bringing Yale's buzzer?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10262#p192137
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13357

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

I am trying my hardest to secure rooms at UIC that are all within one building because of the issue at U Chicago. Right now, the secretaries I spoke to said "I don't think its unlikely" , but the secretaries I spoke to said not to quote them, and just to ask their boss on Monday. Right now, assumin...
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Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

In past years, CO trash has ended between 4 and 5. Maybe 5:30 at the latest. That sounds really good in comparison to what I was expecting (which was like 6-7). Given that, at this point, we'll play a maximum of 14 rounds (though given we'll have 13 normal packets and the one packet of death, 12-13...
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

I emailed Marnold asking about what time CO Trash ends (I've never been to CO, and the idea of successive events is still kind of new to me), but he hasn't responded; do any of you have a rough idea? Either way, though, unless the end time for that is kinda late (and I realllllly hope it isn't, beca...
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Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Form your teams, people.

Also, given the current room constraints, I will, in fact, make the cap on teams 18.
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Field 11) Ikshu Neithalath and EMPTY (What's going on with this team? Has that entire team dropped from CO, making this an entirely empty slot?) Yeah, Ikshu was on a team with Dees and Sabrina. Are you sure that the Dees, etc. team dropped? I saw a post from Jerry after his post dropping that team ...
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Unfortunately, due to schedule conflicts, I won't be able to play this with the best high school quizbowler in the nation, so I'm looking for a new partner. Mike Sorice? Kevin Koai? You know you want me, baby. Yeah, it looks like I'll be playing the Friday tournament. Anyone interested in an okish ...
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Field Teams 1) Rom Masrour and Andrew Hart 2) Eric Mukherjee and Evan 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Kevin Koai 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Brendan Byrne and Ray Luo 7) Eric Kwartler and Chris Romero 8) Richard Mason and John Lawrence 9) Mike Cheyne and Greg Peterson 10) B...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

I believe that we can do this just in a small shootout setting, with alternating readers if an official staffer from the sunday event does not want to come to this. Question security is an understandable problem, but I don't know what could be done on that front other than to just assume good faith...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

It sounds like the Friday night thing is just people who can't make Sunday at all. Yeah, this is my intention. The regular tournament should commence as scheduled for the people who can make it (and anyone who can make it should go to that rather than anything that happens on Friday). Hmm. There ar...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Since it seems there are at least a few people not able to make it on Sunday night, is it possible to run at least a part of this in some hotel rooms on Friday night for the people who can't make it? Would this be a separate event from the Sunday evening event, or would it be the first part of a un...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Since it seems there are at least a few people not able to make it on Sunday night, is it possible to run at least a part of this in some hotel rooms on Friday night for the people who can't make it? That's not really my decision, I don't think. I'll have to email Jerry about that. If such an event...
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Bumping this. Chicago Open approaches. I'd really appreciate it if teams filled out and such. I'd be thrilled if some additional people expressed interest (please ask around guys) so we could get a straight 24 teams and run the initially planned schedule. If you're on the Free Agents list, please fi...
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

I'm really hoping I can get a sufficient number of staffers (minimum 13) as well as players (enough to fill 24 teams; it isn't about money, I just want scheduling to be easy) for this. If you guys can think of more people who can play or staff, please ask them. Thanks! Also, what's the probability t...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16171

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Argh, BELFAST?

I need to see if there's some small possibility that I can go to this.
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 10840

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

Jane Fairfax wrote:It'd be really great to see an increase in fine arts, social science, and myth, with an equal decrease coming from trash and geography.
This. I'm not sure I understand why fine arts has a 1.5/1.5 per round distribution, while pop culture/sports has a 1.7/1.7 per round distribution.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Nicklausse/Muse wrote:You've still got me on a team with Magin; I dropped out.
Fixed. Thanks.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

No worries!

Something to add:

We've decided that superpowers would be a bad idea for this tournament, for various reasons. 15's, 10's, and negs are still in place though. If anyone has any questions about this, feel free to inquire.
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Yeah, I'd appreciate it if free agents look to seek out their teammates soon enough. I also still need some staffers. Field Teams 1) Chris White and Jonathan Magin 2) Eric Mukherjee and Evan 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Matt Bollinger 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Brendan B...
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 5811

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Westwon wrote:No comp
I love you.

Is it too soon to ask what the distro is?
by abnormal abdomen
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 22272

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

I know it's probably already been stated, but it would be really amazing (though I guess not altogether implausible at all?) if Pennsylvania (read: State College) won this.

Anyways, I wish the best of luck to Team Illinois... and all other teams, for that matter.
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 5811

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Computational math is bad. Lots of other things are good. I think good things are better than bad things so let's make solo better by replacing bad things with good ones.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110555

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Yeah, neither of those questions are hoses (even I had enough science knowledge to overrule a potential protest when a player negged with the Doppler effect on the Iver-Stilwell clue ). I only saw one pretty bad hose, which was the leadin in the Borodin question saying that he composed the ballet M...
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Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110555

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I'm pretty much certain that the Loyola player you're referring to is Nolan Winkler.
by abnormal abdomen
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:As this tournament is taking place on Sunday I will be unable to play it with Chris White.
Are both of you not playing, or just you?
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

This is just a reminder for people (namely current free agents) to get their teams formed. We're still about 2 months away, but it'd be nice to figure out the amount of teams we're looking at and all. Also, potential staffers should let me know of whether they can help (whether by reading or scoreke...
by abnormal abdomen
Wed May 12, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16171

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey, how plausible is it to just make this thing a packet-submission kind of thing? Or is that sort of thing taboo at non-collegiate events?

Also, I guess it would be tough considering that there's only about a month and a half until this.
by abnormal abdomen
Wed May 12, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16171

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey, I'm all for summer quizbowl fun, and trash is alright BUT I feel that quizbowl in the summer should be QUIZBOWL in the summer. I'd much rather we secure a solid academic set and focus more on that than the trash. I'm all for doing the whole informal hey, this is getting boring lets play some t...
by abnormal abdomen
Sun May 09, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

He has indeed signed up, I just failed to add him. Presumably he would be willing to do stats, and I'd love to have him do that.

You'll be in a game room.
by abnormal abdomen
Sun May 09, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Two things. Firstly, I'm announcing that, following suggestion by Shantanu, we are compiling a Packet of Death from the tossups which we initially kicked, not because they were bad, but because they were a bit too murderously hard. Also, we do still need some more staffers (and actual teams to sign ...
by abnormal abdomen
Thu May 06, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 65
Views: 6113

Re: IHSA Advisory Committee

Westwon wrote:My notes from today's IHSA Advisory Meeting:

We clarified that there is no penalty for blurting on a bonus.
Otherwise known as The Abid Rule.

So I feel like question quality should PROBABLY be a pretty big deal.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

theMoMA wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:Please put us down.
You guys are terrible!
:lol:

I wasn't sure why he said that either. I just assumed he was being extra-nice.
by abnormal abdomen
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

So we're totally writing 13 packets for 24 teams (see first post for format), so we hopefully don't exclude people. Field Teams 1) Chris White and Jonathan Magin 2) Eric Mukherjee and Evan 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Matt Bollinger 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Rebecca Max...
by abnormal abdomen
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Field Teams 1) Chris White and Mike Bentley 2) Auroni Gupta and Eric Mukherjee 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Matt Bollinger 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Rebecca Maxfield and Jonathan Magin 7) Eric Kwartler and Chris Romero 8) Jerry Vinokurov and Kevin Koai 9) Richard Mason...
by abnormal abdomen
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Sir Thopas wrote:I'd like to write a bit for this.
We thank you for your offer, but we'll respectfully decline. We feel that adding more writers would make things a little more hectic and disorganized. The same goes for others who also graciously offer to help write.
by abnormal abdomen
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97666

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

Field Teams 1) Chris White and Mike Bentley 2) Auroni Gupta and Eric Mukherjee 3) Charles Hang and Mike Perovanovic 4) Rob Carson and Matt Bollinger 5) Ike Jose and David Garb 6) Rebecca Maxfield and Jonathan Magin 7) Eric Kwartler and Chris Romero 8) Jerry Vinokurov and Kevin Koai 9) Richard Mason...