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Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:30 pm
by Great Bustard
This is the sign-up sheet for the Online Skype Practice League (OSPL) - Round 5, which will begin on Tuesday, February 14 and will run for five weeks on Tuesdays. The winning team will receive free entry into a National History Bee state or regional tournament of their choice and be eligible to play in the OSPL Champions League in May. Please email director at historybowl dot com or send me a private message to sign up for OSPL Rd. 5. Sign up as soon as you can! Good Luck! Note that 24 students may sign up. If you are on an OSPL Champions League team, you are ineligible.

Rd. 5 OPSL Teams

The Bonn Scotts
1. Ryan Rosenberg, Ardsley High School, Ardsley, NY
2. Kara Vo, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
3. Andrew Wang, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL
4. Conan Zhao, Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA

The Kiel Boatmen
1. Paul Hamilton, DCC, Novi, MI
2. Dylan Minarik, Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, IL
3. Max Servetas, North Babylon High School, North Babylon, NY
4. Angela Zhou, High Tech High School, Lincroft, NJ

The Mannheim Steamrollers
1. Megan Chen, IMSA, Aurora, IL
2. Matt Duchan, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC
3. Dhruv Sehgal, Valley Stream South High School, Valley Stream, NY
4. Andrew Van Duyn, Culver Academies, Culver, IN

The Leipzig Zags
1. Collin Parks, DCC, Novi, MI
2. Esther Sun, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
3. Anderson Wang, Wissahickon High School, Ambler, PA
4. David Xu, Hunter College High School, NYC, NY

The Frankfurt Schools
1. Jordan Bekenstein, Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA
2. Jonathan Lam, Escobar Learning Commune, Farallon Islands, CA
3. Sam Levin, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
4. Tom Moore, Fisher Catholic High School, Lancaster, OH

The Cottbus Drivers
1. Scott Blain, Grayson County High School, Leitchfield, KY
2. Bryan Manzo, North Babylon High School, North Babylon, NY
3. Rohan Nag, Martin Luther King Magnet High School, Nashville, TN
4. Ben Zhang, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, MO

Schedule of Matches - All Times Eastern & PM

Tuesday Feb. 14
Cottbus Drivers 270 - Kiel Boatmen 230
Bonn Scotts 295 - Mannheim Steamrollers 200
Leipzig Zags 335 - Frankfurt Schools 330

Tuesday Feb. 21
Schools 400 - Drivers 245
Boatmen 325 - Steamrollers 250
Scotts 330 - Zags 195

Tuesday Feb. 28
Schools 440 - Scotts 200
Steamrollers 325 - Drivers 195
Zags 580 - Boatmen 15

Tuesday Mar. 13
Schools 485 - Boatmen 195
Scotts 475 - Drivers 140
Zags 470 - Steamrollers 190

Bonn 240-140 Kiel
Frankfurt W-L Mannheim (forfeit)
Leipzig 275-190 Cottbus

Tuesday Mar. 20
Scotts 240 - Boatmen 140
Schools WIN - Steamrollers FORFEIT
Zags 275 - Drivers 190

Advantaged Final Game 1: Leipzig 355-215 Bonn (called after TU 17 due to not wanting to make Frankfurt wait any longer)
Advantaged Final Game 2: Frankfurt 360-350 Leipzig (decided on the last part of the last bonus which had to be replaced)

Congratulations to the Frankfurt Schools - Champions of OSPL Rd 5!

Standings After Game 5
1. Frankfurt 4-1, 2069 (adjusted for forfeit - average taken of other 4 games)
2. Leipzig 4-1, 1855
3. Bonn 4-1, 1540
4. Cottbus 1-4, 1040
5. Mannheim 1-4, 965
6. Kiel 1-4, 905

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:43 pm
by ProfessorIanDuncan
I am expressing interst but it is tentative.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:44 pm
by No Electricity Required
Andy Woodruff from Macomb wanted me to tell you to reserve him a spot.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:11 pm
by bmanzo44
I'd be interested, but I would just need to know approximately what time these matches occur so that I can make sure I would be free for this time. Thanks!

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:58 pm
by Great Bustard
From 8pm-10:30pm, beginning at 8, 8:45, and 9:30. You play one game a week - game start times move around. However, if you could only make 1 time slot, I can work around that.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:29 pm
by bmanzo44
That works great for me- you can put me down as a definite!

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:29 pm
by ProfessorIanDuncan
What difficulty set will be played?

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:00 pm
by nemoman344
I'd love to do it if I'm still able to join.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:00 pm
by gauss1181
I'd love to play this. Yay for free evening time + second semester seniordom = quizbowl :D

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:12 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
I'll do this again

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:12 am
by Great Bustard
ProfessorIanDuncan wrote:What difficulty set will be played?
This round will probably have slightly easier packets than Rd 4. Though it will vary week to week. Prison Bowl is a good approximation. Next year, we'll have OSPL Novice and OSPL Expert.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:19 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
If this is open to people currently playing OSPL 4, count me in.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:21 pm
by MorganV
Me, too.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 pm
by Great Bustard
Yes, this is open to OSPL Rd 4 players with the caveat that if your team wins this go-round, you're out until OSPL 7 - Champions League.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:28 am
by Kilroy Was Here
My friend Paul Hamilton and I want to do this. He goes to DCC with me.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:02 am
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
I'll sign up for the 5th time.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:21 am
by Great Bustard
Ben, sorry, Jonathan emailed me at 11pm last night to claim the last spot. Josh and Grace, you have until Feb. 7 to confirm. Also, anyone on the list who is playing OSPL 4 and makes Champions League, you're thereby ineligible (that could be you, Ben). I'll take one or two more wait list slots if people are interested.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:57 am
by Kilroy Was Here
Also, I can only do the 930 times lot.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:21 am
by Great Bustard
Ben's off the wait list, Alec Vulfson had to back out. Any other changes from anyone signed up, or scheduling requests, just holler.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:17 am
by Great Bustard
A slot just opened in OSPL.5 Holler if you want it by posting in this thread.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:51 am
by anderson
I'll play.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:42 pm
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Just wanna point out that Michael and Isaac were on the team that won OSPL 4, assuming I understood the last post in that thread correctly.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:19 am
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
I am sorry for the somewhat late notice, but just this last week I have started a new commitment that will prevent me from being able to participate in this on Tuesday nights, so I will have to withdraw from this round of OSPL.

(believe me, I would have loved to play, but sometimes weekly AP Latin sessions that end at 8:30 pm happen...)

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:12 pm
by Great Bustard
Okay, so we're still at 3 open slots; thanks for the heads up re Rd 4 champions there. Who wants to play OSPL?

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:32 pm
by ryanrosenberg
I can probably do this, I'll email you tomorrow (along with a bunch of other things) to confirm.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:47 pm
by bmanzo44
Max Servetas from North Babylon High School would like to join if there are any openings left. You can PM me with any questions. Thanks!

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 am
by Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin
I would definitely be interested in this event. Count me in!

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Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:31 pm
by Dante (Bichette)
If there are still spots left, I would be interested.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:42 am
by Great Bustard
This is once again closed. Rohan and Paul, I've got you down for OSPL 6. Everyone else, expect the standard OSPL informational email this weekend. Good luck!

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:49 am
by Great Bustard
ProfessorIanDuncan wrote:What difficulty set will be played?
Like all OSPL rounds, it varies from one week to the next. Usually a harder sort of high school housewrite.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:25 pm
by MorganV
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to drop. I'd like to sign up for Round 6, though

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:07 pm
by Great Bustard
Arrightie, Morgan's out, Rohan's in. Email to follow on Sunday.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:21 am
by Great Bustard
Rosters and schedules for OSPL Rd. 5 have been posted. Email me with regards to any timing conflicts so I can work those out asap.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:46 pm
by MahoningQuizBowler
Week 1

Cottbus 270-230 Kiel
Bonn 295-200 Mannheim
Leipzig 335-330 Frankfurt

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 pm
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Is anyone doing statistics for this?

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:29 am
by Great Bustard
Greg, do you still have the stats for week 1? If you could, can you scan them and send them to Ben, or otherwise send them to him in the mail if need be (assuming, Ben, you're interested in doing stats again, which would be severely awesome of you, but you are by no means under any obligation whatsoever to do so).

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:30 am
by Great Bustard
Also, great to see close scores for this. Hopefully this will help make everyone will want to make all their matches this go round...

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:40 am
by Sniper, No Sniping!
nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Also, great to see close scores for this. Hopefully this will help make everyone will want to make all their matches this go round...
I don't think it's a matter of commitment but when matches run far behind it creates confusion and keeps people up later than they want to. For instance the 9:30 game this week didn't start until 10pm, which by that time most people (such as other occupants in the house) want to sleep but have to deal with OSPL going on in the other room or what have you.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:59 pm
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Greg, do you still have the stats for week 1? If you could, can you scan them and send them to Ben, or otherwise send them to him in the mail if need be (assuming, Ben, you're interested in doing stats again, which would be severely awesome of you, but you are by no means under any obligation whatsoever to do so).
I can do stats for this again. Also, were there any stats for OSPL 4 that I don't have? It would be great to have complete statistics so that it can more helpful for those in the game (or those who were players).

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:07 pm
by bmanzo44
I kept stats for last night's 8:00 game and put them into SQBS this morning if anyone needs them...

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:00 am
by MahoningQuizBowler
HI all. Stats for week 1 and 2 are posted; let me know if there are any mistakes. I apologize for the delay.

Scores for tonight's games:

Frankfurt 400-245 Cottbus
Kiel 325-250 Mannheim
Leipzig 195-330 Bonn

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:56 am
by Oh No You Didn't
MahoningQuizBowler wrote:HI all. Stats for week 1 and 2 are posted; let me know if there are any mistakes. I apologize for the delay.
I'm getting an error while trying to view these stats

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:28 am
by Great Bustard
Standings now updated. Also note slightly later slot 2 and 3 start times going forward, which should make it easier to run on time.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:36 pm
by Francis the Talking France
I keep getting an error message on the database. Anyone else having this issue?

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:41 pm
by No Electricity Required
MattNC wrote:I keep getting an error message on the database. Anyone else having this issue?
Yeah, the reports are apparently not actually uploaded.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:43 pm
by MahoningQuizBowler
Week 3 is over, and the stats are up.

Scores:

Mannheim 325-195 Cottbus
Frankfurt 440-200 Bonn
Leipzig 580-15 Kiel

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:46 pm
by Great Bustard
Hi Everyone,
OSPL is postponed tonight due to a family emergency. We'll probably just push OSPL Rd5 and the start of OSPL Rd6 back a week, unless there's strong objection. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:43 pm
by MahoningQuizBowler
A reminder that OSPL is on for tonight. Apologies, again, for last week's postponement.

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:34 pm
by gauss1181
Are we following the times from the supposed March 6 schedule for tonight's matches?

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:56 pm
by MahoningQuizBowler
Yes.