Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

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Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:51 am

This is a very preliminary (EDIT: now not-so-preliminary) announcement for the triumphant return of CO Trash in 2016, to be written by Rob Carson, Carsten Gehring, and me. It's a ways out, but it's never too early to think of trash. David Seal has officially passed the torch to us, contingent on a formal torch-passing ceremony and certain considerations regarding the tournament's editorial stance toward Randy Wittman.

We will likely follow (perhaps a bit loosely) David's distribution from the most recent iteration of this tournament (EDIT: we will follow this distribution):

4/4 Sports: 1/1 football; 1/1 baseball; 1/1 basketball; 1/1 other
4/4 Film: 1/1 pre-1980s; 2/1 or 1/2 1980s and 90s; 2/1 or 1/2 2000s with a mix of genres
4/4 TV: .5/.5 pre-1990; 1/1 1990s; 2.5/2.5 2000 or later with a mix of genres
4/4 Music: 1/1 rock; 1/1 pop; 1/1 rap, R&B, soul; 1/1 other or more of big three with a mix of times
1.5/1.5 video games
1/1 comics/trash lit
1.5/1.5 other

These things will also probably be true: there will be around 12 packets, questions will be of reasonable length, and the difficulty will be in line with past CO trash tournaments. (EDIT: see below for format discussion.)

All teams are welcome, though the staff and room situation may place practical limits on the number. Our hope is to be the main event on CO Sunday, but we'll work closely with other side event organizers to plan a reasonable schedule. (EDIT: see below for format/field cap.)

I'll eventually supplement this post with information on cost, mirrors, field cap, a funny name for the tournament, and various other things.

Cost

The entry fee will be $140 a team; to encourage four-person teams, there is no shorthanded discount. The buzzer discount is $10 per functional buzzer, which we reserve the right to limit to three per team if there's a glut of buzzers. Buzzers that aren't functional (i.e. don't allow for four-on-four gameplay) are not eligible for a discount; do not bring them.

Field cap

We have 12 game rooms available, so the field will be capped at an expedient number between 16 and 24, inclusive, depending on demand and staffer/buzzer availability.

Staffing

If you're interested in staffing, please post in the thread.

Registration

Please register by emailing both Rob and me (hartam@gmail.com and strifeheart@gmail.com). Teams with at least one staffer/player/editor of CO proper will receive priority registration by registering before May 15, after which registration will be purely first come, first served. Please try to have your full four-person roster before registering.

Free agents and field

Here is a team spreadsheet listing free agent and field. Free agents can also post in the thread. Editing this spreadsheet will NOT register your team; you have to email Rob and me for that (see above).

Format

There will be at least 12 packets, and at least 10 rounds, ideally with zero byes (though this will depend on staffers/field size). Exact format will depend on field size.

Editorial stance toward Randy Wittman

The editors of this tournament hereby denounce the NBA coaching of Randy Wittman, and commend the Washington Wizards for their decision to move on from his substandard tactics and leadership.

Logistics and payment

The tournament will take place at Cobb Lecture Hall. Registration will close at 8:45 on Sunday, July 24. Teams must pay upon registration by check, cash, or Venmo; bring your $$$!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

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Field

1. Mike Cheyne/Tejas Raje/Kenji Golimlim/Pat Freeburn
2. Chris Borglum/Billy Beyer/Eric Douglass/Bryn Douglass
3. Mike Sorice/Chris Vicich/Matt Lafer/Colby Burnett
4. Charles Hang/Will Mason/Patrick Butenhoff/Albert Chu
5. John Lawrence/Stan Jastrzebski/Ike Jose/Andrew Wang
6. Dylan Minarik/Adam Sperber/Cory Haala/Eliza Grames
7. Nolan Esser/Sara Burke/Sam Bailey/Naveed Chowdhury
8. Daniel Hothem/Tommy Casalaspi/Matt Bollinger/Evan Adams
9. Bryan Berend/Saul Hankin/Kurtis Droge/Billy Busse
10. Erik Nelson/Rhea Nelson/Samantha Ross/Derek Sillerud
11. Drew Scheeler/Steve Oppenheim/Bill Patschak/Jeremy Cahnemann
12. Aaron Dos Remedios/Nick Penner/Ian Greig/Andrew Yim
13. Dan Passner/Ted Stratton/Lorin Burte/Racer X
14. Dillon Edwards/Justin Dusaj/Alec Hiler/Lucas Weingartz
15. Greg Peterson/Matt Laird/Alex Jacob/Jeremy Nelson
16. Chinmay Kansara/Charles Martin/Erik Tomasic/Yogesh Raut
17. Andrew Nadig/Ryan Rosenberg/Aakash Patel/Chris Ray
18. Jerry Vinokurov/Trevor Davis/Harris Bunker/Delano Barnes
19. Morgan Venkus/Joe Burke/Sabrina Fritz/Matt McBride
20. Arlo Lyle/Christine Irwin/Adam Swift/Foster Hughes

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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:45 pm

Auroni wrote:
theMoMA wrote: 1.5/1.5 video games
That's it?!
...what?
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Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Auroni likes video games.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by Cheynem » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:28 pm

Our FUTURE team currently consists of myself and Tejas Raje. Mrs. Gupta is on the waitlist to be on the team, but perhaps others might like to join.

Brian McNamara has joined our team. We'd I guess like someone who actually knows music now as the 4th.
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Post by grapesmoker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:00 pm

I'll play this. I am bad at trash.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by minusfive » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:32 pm

I have very little stake in this, but will there then be no trash nowheres nohows at CO 2015? That's...disappointing, to say the least.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:24 am

minusfive wrote:I have very little stake in this, but will there then be no trash nowheres nohows at CO 2015? That's...disappointing, to say the least.
All three of the CO side events have been announced for ages. There's no way CO Sunday can have another event.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by theMoMA » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:54 am

Carsten has joined the writing crew, which will presumably start writing at some point.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:15 pm

Team:

Me/Tejas Raje/Pat Freeburn/Brian McNamara
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by Guile Island » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:21 pm

I claim to know music, video games, and other miscellany and will probably be around for this. Let me know if you want to team up!
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:33 am

I will be playing this. I'm ok at trash that doesn't involve video games since 1993.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by InvadErGII » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:00 am

I would like to join a team for this. I know a lot of music, and am generally good at other trash as well.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Wed May 13, 2015 6:33 pm

Damn, are we for real signing up in this thread already? I'll play if I'm still alive and could be interested in being a free agent. I'm good at stuff about the 70s and 80s, as I was alive, and decent at movies and rock/indie music in general.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by rylltraka » Wed May 13, 2015 9:14 pm

Well, I have no idea what I'll be doing in 15 months, but if I'm in Chicago, I guess I'll be doing this. Hoping to keep my streak of third-place finishes alive at this event, or at the very least, to play with some peeps I kinda know but have never been on a team with.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by The Time Keeper » Thu May 14, 2015 10:14 am

Cheynem wrote:Team:

Me/Tejas Raje/Pat Freeburn/Brian McNamara
This team is going to do things.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by theMoMA » Thu May 14, 2015 11:54 am

People are free to band together for this tournament whenever, of course, but I probably won't start getting field updates together for several months. Let's say we'll start accepting registrations when the clock rolls over to 2016. Feel free to continue posting in this thread to form teams and whatever.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

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theMoMA wrote:People are free to band together for this tournament whenever, of course, but I probably won't start getting field updates together for several months. Let's say we'll start accepting registrations when the clock rolls over to 2016. Feel free to continue posting in this thread to form teams and whatever.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

Post by orgoman » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:16 pm

I am definitely interested in this and need a team. I'm very good at Movies, Sports and TV. I know no music and only pre-'92 video games. I'm willing to moderate at CO just for the opportunity to play this.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:45 pm

With the announcement of CO weekend comes the announcement of this tournament's actual date. We may (may) offer the set for some mirrors after CO weekend, but obviously (as with CO itself) the goal of drawing a big competitive field to the main site remains paramount.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:11 pm

Interested. Can't quite commit to being in Chicago that weekend yet, though.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Charlie and Lolcat » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:30 am

If there is a mid-Atlantic mirror of this, I am interested. If not, I'd be happy to play-test it.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:49 am

Officially will be in Chicago for this, so looking for teammates. Personal strengths include:

Knowing that sports are liked by many people and may come up in questions.
Knowing how a television operates and how to watch it frequently enough to recognize shows that might appear in questions.
Knowing that movies are of cultural importance and even watching them on DVD, which I also know how to operate.
Knowing that the little triangle pointing to the right on my mac keyboard means "play music now," enabling me to listen to popular music
Knowing how to read well enough to have heard of trash lit and having the manual dexterity needed to play some video games.

I will be coming with a teammate who also has the above skills, but to a lesser extent. Please let us join your team.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by adosreme » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:49 am

I'd like to register a team for this. Other players TBD.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Captain Sinico » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:07 pm

You chumps must have done something very wrong, because Chris Vicich and I are forming a team.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:43 pm

I'm a free agent for this. I'm pretty good at stereotypically "John Lawrence" categories, and at some entirely random things that you would not expect me to know about, none of which includes sports or contemporary pop music, however.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:44 pm

Alas, if I were editing this tournament, John would be a top draft pick for sure.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:47 pm

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I'm a free agent for this. I'm pretty good at stereotypically "John Lawrence" categories, and at some entirely random things that you would not expect me to know about, none of which includes sports or contemporary pop music, however.
not even wrestling based videogames??
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Guile Island » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Adam Sperber and I are looking for teammates for this. I know music, video games, and other miscellany, and Sperber knows some music + TV/Movies that he has seen. You should team up with us, especially if you're a cool cat who knows sports!

EDIT: holy shit I can't believe I used the phrase "other miscellany" in both of my posts in this thread I need to stop
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:30 pm

you may be in luck

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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Charbroil » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:43 pm

I'd like to play this. I know some young adult lit. and science fiction, as well as a few popular TV shows.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Auroni » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:32 am

I'll staff
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:04 am

I am still alive and planning to be in Chicago, so I'm a free agent for this. As noted upthread, I know some '70s and '80s stuff, movies, college football, rock/indie music, and kid shows of 2004-2010. I will not be beaten to an iCarly toss-up.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Picasso's Middle Name » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:02 pm

I'll play this if I'm in Chicago that weekend, which is looking like a greater and greater possibility every day. If you're looking for someone that knows sports, rap/top-40 music, or some random trash lit and movies, I'm your guy.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by rylltraka » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:52 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:I am still alive and planning to be in Chicago, so I'm a free agent for this. As noted upthread, I know ... kid shows of 2004-2010. I will not be beaten to an iCarly toss-up.
So, is your kid also on the team or not?
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:02 pm

The girl (Mackenzie, nearing 15 now) is, alas, not going to come along, though she did play in her first tournament back in December, a mirror of BUTT during which she got two toss-ups (don't know if that's open for discussion, so I won't say, but I was ever so proud).

However, I can now announce that I will be teaming up with Billy Beyer, and Eric and Bryn Douglass. I reckon teams can sit on those anime and video game questions when playing us . . . .
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Here is the team formation spreadsheet. I've pre-populated it with information from this thread; please indicate your free agency, tentatively-formed teams, and/or interest in staffing there.

Note that it is not the sign-up sheet; to officially register a team please email both Andrew and I! Either room or staff availability will eventually necessitate a field cap, which we will endeavor to determine as soon as possible.

EDIT: on that note, volunteers to staff will be greatly appreciated!

DOUBLE EDIT: For the time being, the field cap is 16 teams; we'll see how things go from there.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:23 pm

I'll staff this.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:25 pm

Further info:

Team registration.

For now, the field is capped at 16. Once you've got your four-player roster, you can register at any time by (as Rob said above) emailing both Rob and me (strifeheart@gmail.com and limozeen@gmail.com). We'll consider changing the field size based on demand, staffer or room availability, and other relevant factors.

We want to give teams that are playing, staffing, or editing CO proper preference in registration, and the way we're going to do that is this: if you submit your registration between now and May 15, and at least 1/4 of your team is composed of people playing or staffing CO proper (I'll call these "CO-proper teams"), you'll be slotted into the field based on when you register. Teams made up entirely of non-CO players/staffers (I'll call these "non-CO-proper teams") will be slotted based on registration date after all the CO player/staffer teams. So, for instance, if there are ten "CO-proper teams" registered on May 15, the first "non-CO-proper team" would get slot #11 in the field, and the seventh "non-CO-proper" team would be the first on the waitlist. If the field isn't full on May 15, remaining registrations will be first come, first served, and we may limit them to achieve a useful field size.

EDIT: also, it'd be great if you put in your registration email whether or not at least one of you/your teammates are playing/staffing CO proper.

Staffer registration.

Please post in the thread and/or email Rob and me if you're available to staff. Staffers will get lunch (or money for lunch), soda and cough drops and candy, the chance to see packets that presumably score very well on Carsten's readability scale, and our sincere and undying gratitude. (Seriously, we can't run this tournament without at least three more staffers, so please join your heroic peers Auroni and Will and help us out if you can!)
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Windmill Tump » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:04 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I'll staff this.
Me too!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Demonic Leftovers » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:04 pm

I'm planning on playing this tournament and looking for a team. My strengths are solely limited to Sara Bareilles, Happy Endings and Cougar Nights in Faded Moonlight.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by theMoMA » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:59 am

After careful consideration and consultation with industry experts, we've decided to lower the priority registration threshold to 1/4 teammates. If at least one of you is playing or staffing CO proper, make sure to note that in your registration email. I've edited my post above to reflect this. We've received five registrations to date.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:36 pm

You are, of course, nonetheless still encouraged to help out the community by showing up on Saturday to staff (or play!).
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:55 pm

I can either staff or play. I know nerd trash.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Charbroil » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:58 am

Is there a field update for this?
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by theMoMA » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:28 am

Eight teams are currently registered, five of which are "CO proper" teams. I'll post in more detail in a few days. The field is half-full; get your registrations in!
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:25 pm

Can we see a list of the field?
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:29 pm

I've hijacked Auroni's post at the top of the thread to show you just that.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by ryanrosenberg » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:00 am

I'm a free agent for this. I know sports and rock music.
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Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Post by theMoMA » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:28 pm

Two things:

1. There are currently 11 registered teams, 8 of which currently have priority registration. The field cap is at 16 right now, and we'll know from John within the next few weeks whether we'll have the rooms to expand that if demand warrants.

2. There are currently three teams with four free-agent spots. I encourage these teams to fill these spots soon so we can figure out how many teams we should expect, and current free agents should feel free to contact the people on those teams to see if they can fill those spots as well.
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