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New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:56 pm
by David Riley
I am looking for how many people might be interested in a pub-less pub trivia night in the north suburbs of Chicago on a week night between Christmas and New Year. Entry would be restricted to college and older, with special emphasis on quiz bowl alums and coaches. Teams of 2-8 welcome. Entry fee would be $20/person. Food and drinks provided. This is strictly a call for interest, not registration.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:59 pm
by dtaylor4
Where would this be?

Also, to ensure a greater pool of interest, would the day after NTV work better?

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:12 pm
by David Riley
Location is TBD. And I'll check re NTV, sounds like a good idea.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:15 pm
by jonah
I'm interested if it lines up nicely with NTV.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:50 pm
by Edward Elric
I'll probably be down for this.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:16 am
by David Riley
Sunday afternoon (after NTV) will probably work, let me see if I can arrange this. Thanks for the suggestion!

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:32 am
by tinioril
Expressing interest.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:32 am
by Charles Martel
Expressing interest as well.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:52 am
by the return of AHAN
Interested.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:35 pm
by MLaudermith
I'm definitely in, and I'm sure I can get some of my former players involved as well.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:15 pm
by Oh No You Didn't
expressing interest

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:58 am
by King Tutt
i'll play this

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:16 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Needless to say, I'm in.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:13 pm
by dtaylor4
I am interested, need to confirm my availability though.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:09 pm
by David Riley
Bump. Here is the official announcement:

For immediate release to the boards, and to ihssbca,org, if there is
thought that this information is of benefit to the community:

Maine South High School will be hosting a publess pub trivia event on
Sunday, December 23 (the day after NTV). This event is scheduled to
begin at noon, and will end between 2 and 2:30.

Lunch will be provided in the form of salad and Portillos, soda,
water, and cookies (I figure you will be pizzad out after NTV). Lunch
is provided in the entry fee.


The format will be a pub trivia style. There are no lockouts. It is
publess pub trivia because there is no alcohol.

Teams are restricted to no larger than 4. Due to restrictions set by
the school, no current high school students may play. Teams may
consist of any combination of college players, former players,
coaches, former coaches, officials, old friends, etc. If you know any
old players who will be back in town, and you haven't seen them in a
while, bring them along. If you have ever wanted to play alongside an
old coach, get them to come out.

Questions will have an academic slant, however there will be a degree
of pop culture in keeping with the fun nature of the tournament. The
nature of the beast: we want a lot of questions to be answered,
though there will be some tougher ones thrown in to differentiate the
teams. Categories are chosen to allow for a broad distribution of
topics (there will be no topic on WWII generals, because that is too
specific ..... but I might choose a category on "orange", because I
can conceivably intertwine some history, science, art, and pop culture
into that). Hopefully, there will be a little something for everyone.
While this is a non-quizbowl competition, hopefully it can be fun and
social at the same time.

Prizes will be given to the top teams (# depending on entries) and
prizes will be given for particular round winners.


Entry fee: a donation of $15/person will be accepted for entry fee.
Teams are restricted to no larger than 4 persons.

To register: e-mail Tom Egan at Tegan at maine207 dot org. Entry
deadline is Saturday December 15. I do not need to know the names of
individuals, but I do need to know the number of people on your team.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:12 pm
by dtaylor4
Cannot make it, train is booked for Saturday night.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:05 pm
by fett0001
interested, if I'm in town.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am
by jonah
I will be playing this with Matt Laird, Mike Laudermith, and Greg Peterson.

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:42 pm
by David Riley
Bump. We would love to have 2-3 more teams for this!

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:57 am
by David Riley
Thus far only three teams have signed up thus it might be cancelled. If you wish to field a team, sign up before the Dec 14 deadline! Thanks!

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:17 pm
by jonah
Did you get enough teams?

Re: New and Noteworthy

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:07 pm
by David Riley
Actually no, Egan informed me yesterday that due to lack of sufficient interest, this has been cancelled.