OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

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OSPL 2012-2013 EXPERT - Official Sign Up Post for August

Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:10 pm

This is the sign-up sheet for the first round of the Online Skype Practice League (i.e. OSPL) for the 2012-2013 school year. This season is at the Expert level; the first Novice season will begin after Labor Day. OSPL August will run for 4 weeks beginning on either Tuesday or Wednesday, August 14-15. There are four time slots available for matches this season, with all times Eastern: 8 PM Tuesday, 9 PM Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday, 9 PM Wednesday. If you have scheduling requests, please include that in your sign-up.

If you have not already, please read the OSPL General Announcement post to learn about rules changes, particularly those regarding substitutions and timeliness of playing your scheduled matches.

Teams will be constructed once all players have been confirmed. The winner of this season will not be eligible to play OSPL again until the OSPL Expert Champions League in May. The prize for winning this season, aside from Champions League entry, will be edited into this post at a later date.

In honor of yesterday's victory, I submit these team names to you...
Team List

Lloyd's of London
Sam Blizzard
Shreyas Vissapragada
Alex Pandya
Ian Torres

Solo Savers
Dylan Minarik
Nirav Ilango
DoWon Dan Kim
Rohan Nag

Wembley Wambachs
Collin Parks
Tom Moore
Sameen Belal
Evan Pandya

Morgan's Raiders
Morgan Venkus
Esther Sun
Nicholas Wawrykow
Danish Akbar

Substitutes
Rohan Achar (will be assigned to Tom's team and play for Tom on Matchnight 1)
Michael Sokolow (will be assigned to Sam's team and play for Sam on Matchnight 1)
The remaining teams may nominate one substitute who must be approved prior to playing.

Final: Wambach v Lloyd, week of Sept 4-5.
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Post by Kilroy Was Here » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:13 pm

I'd like to play
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Post by Sniper, No Sniping! » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:22 pm

I'd like to play this. I won't be in the United States for the first week, however.
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Post by Off To See The Lizard » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:24 pm

I'll play, provided we don't do Illinois open again -_-
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Post by Sniper, No Sniping! » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Off To See The Lizard wrote:I'll play, provided we don't do Illinois open again -_-
How do you not like tossups on Karl Popper or Endymion? There should be more!
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Post by Guile Island » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Get me in on this please.
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Post by Redgrass1 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:39 pm

I'm apparently not eligible for novice... Sign me up please.
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Post by PastryBowl » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Please sign me up
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Post by MorganV » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:29 am

Paula Pareto Optimality wrote:
Off To See The Lizard wrote:I'll play, provided we don't do Illinois open again -_-
How do you not like tossups on Karl Popper or Endymion? There should be more!
'Cause Karl Popper is a REALLY hard answerline that never comes up at hard high school tournaments

Sign me up.
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Post by blizzard » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:50 pm

I'll play, though I won't be able to make it the first week.
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Post by shrey96 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:03 pm

In light of the ongoing discussion on the first OSPL announcement, I'll play this, rather than novice.

Hopefully I average >0 PPG!
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Post by Euler's Constant » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:47 pm

Considering this is the only time of year I could do this, I guess I'll sign up.
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Post by niravilango » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:07 pm

I'll play
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Post by Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:48 am

I'll sign up for this.
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Post by Ian » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:06 am

I'd like to play.
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Post by EvanP » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:14 am

I would like to sign up for this please.

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Post by AlexP » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:31 am

I would like to join as well.
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Post by DoWon.Kim » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:27 am

I will play.
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Post by roolio » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:40 pm

I'll play
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Post by Chandragupta » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:41 pm

I'll take a sub spot.
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Post by PastryBowl » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:47 pm

like blizzard, I won't be able to play the first week either; I won;'t be free until Sunday, August 19.
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:43 am

Would the players in the League please email me (greg at historybowl dot com) to let me know their availability for next Tuesday and/or Wednesday, keeping in mind the games will run at either 8 or 9 PM Eastern? I can definitely read Tuesday night for you; I may need to delegate someone else to read on Wednesday as I will be traveling most of the day before 8 PM.
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Post by PastryBowl » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:38 am

What is the difficulty of the sets that we are playing on?
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:45 am

Collegiate. I'll review sets over the weekend.
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:52 pm

OSPL August (Expert) Matchnight 1 will be Wednesday, August 15.

8 PM: Lloyd v Solo
9 PM: Wambach v Morgan

I will do my best to be available to read both matches, but Kara is on standby in case I don't get to my hotel in time. I'll be flying to Tampa Wednesday and introducing approximately 300 Pinellas County social studies teachers to NHBB Thursday.

Matchnight 2: Lloyd v Wambach, Solo v Morgan (time and order to be determined based on player availability)
Matchnight 3: Lloyd v Morgan, Wambach v Solo (ditto above)
Matchnight 4: Final, if necessary (ditto above)
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:19 am

Those of you who are playing tomorrow, please add Kara Vo on skype. If you need her skype name to add her, message me here or on facebook or email me (greg at historybowl dot com).
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Post by MorganV » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:50 pm

So this packet was hilariously too hard for the field and should be toned down for next week.
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Post by PastryBowl » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 am

Can you elaborate on the sets we will be using? Also, how was Match One
for everyone?
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Post by Kilroy Was Here » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:04 pm

PastryBowl wrote:Can you elaborate on the sets we will be using? Also, how was Match One
for everyone?
The set we used last night was a hard college set. I think the scores of 80-70 and 85-45 reflect that. It ran smoothly, other than the fact that the set was waaaaaaaay too hard.
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:50 am

OSPL this week is on Wednesday again.

Solo v Morgan - 8 PM
Lloyd v Wambach - 9 PM.
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Post by Euler's Constant » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Am I missing something but are we playing this week?
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Post by Kilroy Was Here » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:10 pm

Euler's Constant wrote:Am I missing something but are we playing this week?
We're playing tonight
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Post by Euler's Constant » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm

Ok because I never got any message about that
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:29 am

Finalists, please let me know your preference of playing the final Tuesday or Wednesday night. Thanks!
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:53 pm

The majority of responses I've heard for the final are for having it on Wednesday, so that's what's happening. In any of the finalists see this post, what is your preference for a time? 8 pm or 9?
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Post by Kilroy Was Here » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:54 pm

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:The majority of responses I've heard for the final are for having it on Wednesday, so that's what's happening. In any of the finalists see this post, what is your preference for a time? 8 pm or 9?
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:57 pm

Congratulations to Collin, Tom, Sameen, and Evan of the Wembley Wambachs for winning tonight's final 305-275 over Sam, Shreyas, Alex, and Ian. Wembley enters the Champions League (fittingly enough) in May.
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