Pirates v. Ninjas I : DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Open Doubles

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Pirates v. Ninjas I : DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Open Doubles

Post by DumbJaques » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:44 pm

This is the official tournament announcement for the Saturday evening event mentioned in the DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness thread. In order to justify my recent weaponry purchases as business expenses, this tournament has been christened "Pirates v. Ninjas" and appropriate prizes will be distributed.

As mentioned, this tournament will take place following the first tournament of the WOQ on Saturday. It will almost certainly take place in the same general area at George Mason that the main tournaments will take place, and will probably begin very shortly after the first tournament's conclusion. We will make every effort to finish the Saturday tournament early, so that we can finish this event as soon as possible. We're hopeful this tournament won't run that late, and hope is a beautiful thing.

Eligibility: This is an open tournament in the sense that players needn't attend the same high school; players must still attend a high school. However, if some coaches want to hop in and play in a separate bracket and we have the staff for it, we can always do that too. Of course, teams can be composed of players from the same school, but that definitely isn't a requirement. Players can also play solo if they so desire.

If you would like to play with someone not from your team but don't know anyone in particular, you can email me and register as a free agent. When you do so, please specify the areas you're best/worst at and I'll try to pair you accordingly.

Format: Games will likely be played on sets of 20 tossups (definitely no bonuses, but depending on the field that number might go up or down slightly). The questions will, barring any problems, come from the University of Maryland/University of Michigan college tournament that runs in January. While this set might be discussed on the board, it isn't being posted/sent to anyone who might play at this tournament before March 15, so I'll just be taking out any tossups that are discussed before then. Security should not be an issue.

Since I have no idea what the field will look like, I will hold off on announcing a structure for the tournament. It could be anything from round robin to pick a number, win the tournament. You'll just have to wait and see.

Cost: A flat rate of $15/person will be assessed for the event. We'll get you as many games as is really possible before people refuse to stay any later.

Email me at volkov3000@yahoo.com to register. When we near the date I'll post a field update.
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Re: Pirates v. Ninjas I : DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Open Doub

Post by rchschem » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:10 am

DumbJaques wrote: "Pirates v. Ninjas"
Hee-hee.

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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:00 pm

An update about Sunday's event: We're trying to get IS-74. In addition to getting IS-74, we're hoping Solon can switch sets for their tournament. Please be aware of which set we're using if you're planning on attending. I'll keep things updated as we progress. Thanks for the teams who have registered so early - it really helps us out logistically.
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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:17 pm

So it's just over two months until tournament time and, despite the fact that I personally know like 15 people who are going to do this, I have zero registrations. Please register to me. If you've got a teammate, one registration for both of you is fine. If you don't have a teammate and would like to enter our matching pool, send me your information as well as two subjects (in order) that you consider yourself to be well-versed in as well as two (in order) which dominate you, and we'll do our best to match you with a good partner. If I don't know you and you want to put something in about your style (speed buzz:power ratio, accuracy, ability to annoy people), feel free. But register.
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Post by aestheteboy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:21 pm

Since I'm too lazy to write an e-mail: please register me and michael w. (unless he changed his mind, in which case he should tell you).

Also, are the questions going to be MLK/TIT? I think some hs kids (gonzaga and whitman?) are playing, but I guess that's their loss.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:42 pm

About that...

If someone from that high school team playing at TIT can actually confirm with me they're playing, that would be most appreciated.
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Post by Sir Thopas » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:47 pm

I'll definitely be playing; whether or not I'll have a partner or need one is as yet unknown.

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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:09 pm

I am investigating other (and probably more appropriate) questions. Specifically, I'd probably like to use the Minnesota UG tournament set, so I'm trying to get a hold of Andrew.

Also, depending on attendance at this event, I'm heavily considering opening it up to coaches. If people have opinions on this (and if there are coaches out there who would want to play, particularly), shoot me an email.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:02 am

DumbJaques wrote:I am investigating other (and probably more appropriate) questions. Specifically, I'd probably like to use the Minnesota UG tournament set, so I'm trying to get a hold of Andrew.
Keep in mind that if you do this, you'll have to find moderators who are not collegiate players, as we will be running this set at VCU on (probably) March 29. Also, since Minnesota is running on March 29, I would be quite surprised if the set were available on March 14.

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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:01 am

Yeah, I sort of just realized that noted person me would like to participate at that tournament. Hmm.
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Post by catsasslippers » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:02 pm

I'm also very lazy but Douglas Y. and I (Nina C.) would like to play as a team.

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Post by DumbJaques » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:36 am

Ok, here's the venerable running field update. I tried to make up funny names for your teams but they were either too offensive or not offensive enough. So instead, you will be named after various figures I admire from Chinese history:
Cao Cao's Machiavellian Jerks:: Nina Charap and Doug Yetman
Prince Ai of Qi's Lecherous Usurpers: Henry Gorman (Wilmington Charter) and Ian Eppler (Georgetown Day School)
Sima Qian's Castrated Historians : Daichi Ueda (Walter Johnson) and Cody Simons (MLK)
Sima Guang's Non-Castrated Historians: Shantanu Jha (Walt Whitman) and Adam Marshall (Walt Whitman)
Shen Kua's Inventions that Never Work: Quint Carr (Maggie Walker) and Dan Puma (Gonzaga)
Liu Che's Hilariously Inaccurate Census Takers: Albert Bayer (Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy) and Cyrus Bordbar (LASA)
Kang Youwei's Hopeless Idealists: Prashant Raghavendran (LASA) and Navonil Ghosh (LASA)
Duke of Zhou's Laughably Unappreciated Efforts: Dan Humphrey (Garfield) and Guy Tabachnik (Hunter)
Ma Su's Poorly Chosen Bathroom Breaks: Robert Sidol (New Trier) and Ben Cohen (New Trier)
Huaiyi's Scorned Arsonist Lovers: Keshav Pillai (TJ) and Phil Graves (TJ)
Tai Shan's Violent Birth Collisions: Mohit Iyyer (TJ) and Felix Zhang (TJ)
Zheng He's 7-Foot Tall Eunuchs: Bali Gupta (TJ) and Raza Mir (TJ)
Gun's Terrible Flood Controllers: Will Sido (New Trier) and Sam Solomon (New Trier)
Liu An's Intoxicated Geographers: Dallas Simons (MLK) and Naren Tallepragada (TJ)
Dan of Yan's Publicly-Drawn Secret Assassination Plans: Tom Smilack (TJ) and Brian Terrill (TJ)
Zhu Yuanzhang's Flamboyant Headgear: Graham Lobel (TJ) and Alex Deluca (TJ)
Wendi's Monogamous Civil Reformers: Joe Wells (Garfield) and Nathan Jose (LOT Academy)
Yuan Shikai's Beiyang Army: Matt Jones (GDS) and Philip Gasperetti (GDS)
Yuan Shikai's Beiyang Air Force (just pigeons): Alex Nutman (GDS) and Gary Willis (Stone Bridge)
Shang Tsung's Mortal Kombatters: Tyler Smith (LASA) and Greg Tito (Maggie Walker)

Stand-by teams:
Mehdi (Penn) and Jesus (Liberty U)
Andrew (Stanford) and Albert (Princeton)
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:45 am

If you don't name a team "Ma Su's Mountaintop Campers" I'll be sad.
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Post by wowitsquinthaha » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:58 pm

wow...why do we have to be the inventions that never work. thanks...

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Post by OctagonJoe » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:35 pm

Will free agents be assigned teams once a good match is found or will those teams be created closer to WoQ time?
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Post by DumbJaques » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:58 am

I'm going to wait about a month to give the field time to grow and to let people pair up on their own if they want.

Also, I'm officially opening this event to coaches, since some of you will be there anyway. Note that this is coaches (or parents, I suppose), not necessarily "whoever chaperons." In particular, this really just means that if you currently or very recently played college quizbowl you cannot play in this tournament even a little bit.

Brian Jamieson can play this tournament for -$10.
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Post by DumbJaques » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:10 pm

Bump for field update. If you're playing, let me know.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:57 pm

strifeheart wrote:If you don't name a team "Ma Su's Mountaintop Campers" I'll be sad.
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Post by jonah » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:51 pm

Jonah Greenthal and Ben Cohen from New Trier would like to be a team.

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Post by Diet Chuck » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:26 pm

Yo TJ has some pairs finalized with more coming later

As of now:

Keshav "Muttiah Muralitharan" Pillai with Phil "I want to have kids with the Empress Theodora" Graves

Mohit "Brown Mamba" Iyyer with Felix "Ling Ling the Panda" Zhang (stop eating the bamboo furniture)

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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:34 pm

Diet Chuck wrote:Yo TJ has some pairs finalized with more coming later

As of now:

Keshav "Muttiah Muralitharan" Pillai with Phil "I want to have kids with the Empress Theodora" Graves

Mohit "Brown Mamba" Iyyer with Felix "Ling Ling the Panda" Zhang (stop eating the bamboo furniture)

Bali "Bambale Mbulatale Emmanuel Osby" Gupta with Raza "Aloo McTikki" Mir
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:10 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Ma Su's Poorly Chosen Bathroom Breaks
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Post by closesesame » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:09 pm

Alrighty, so here's another for you:

Naren "is on Jeopardy! tomorrow" Tallapragada (TJ) and Dallas "was actually born in Houston, wtf?" Simons (MLK)
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Post by Diet Chuck » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:37 pm

Some more kids from TJ would like to sign up:

Jacob "stoppin' traffic" Kohn and Josh "Grandmaster Gimchee" Hahm
Tom "those things on my head ain't snakes" Smilack and Brian "watch out for my musical saw" Terrill
GraHAM "Lobel Laureate" Lobel and Alex "wurr my ds at" Deluca

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Post by smilack » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:17 pm

What Mohit meant to say was:

Tom "Internet Jesus" Smilack and Brian "Xanatos" Terrill

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Post by DumbJaques » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:40 pm

Ok, so we're less than a month away and I'm going to announce a 30-team cap. We're pushing 20 now so if you want to play, let me know ASAP. If we hit 30 and your name hasn't been added as a team or a free agent, you should be very sad indeed.
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Post by powerplant » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:37 pm

Chris, I sent you a facebook message registering my team, Joe "Vanilla Thunder" Wells, and Jack "White Lightning" Wells.
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Post by ieppler » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:56 pm

Chris, I emailed you with another team from GDS. Just in case you didn't get it, the players are Matt Jackson and Phillip Gasperetti, both from GDS.

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Recent incidents on college campuses have resulted in the creation of multiple alert systems to notify students about any emergency situations. (As I type this, the entire DC area goes on weather alert.)

To allay any fears that could come up with students, parents, or faculty, I encourage all attendees for the weekend of quiz bowl events in March or May/June to register with the Mason Alerts system: https://alert.gmu.edu/register.php . Please elect to receive notifications in the "Campus Visitor" group.
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Post by closesesame » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:40 am

The name's Tallapragada, not Tallepragada. You spell it just like you say it.

I'm trying to avoid doing homework (by perusing the hsqb forums, of course), so what better way to do that than to complain about an all-too-common misspelling of your surname?
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Post by aestheteboy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:32 pm

Since my partner surreptitiously decided to leave me, I am looking for a new partner. If anyone's willing to play with me please e-mail (izumickk at hotmail.com), IM (aestheteboy), or facebook (Daichi Ueda) me. Thanks.
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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:24 pm

Our field has no been set at 20 teams. If new teams want to join, we will probably be requiring at least 2 full teams at a time. Here's the general plan:

Four prelims, played in four brackets of five. The top 16 teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff, with people invited to play for final placement in consolation. The four teams that don't make the playoffs will be welcome to stay and scrimmage, and possibly to jump back into the consolation playoffs is someone else gets tired and goes home. The finals and the semi-finals will probably be played as 40-tossup games, while all other games will be 20 tossups.

We will be starting at a time announced during the day Saturday. I sincerely hope it will be by 8:30, and since tossup-only games should go quickly, I don't imagine this taking more than a few hours. But I would make sure you can stay kind of lateish.
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Post by powerplant » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:31 pm

My brother Jack dropped and is being replaced by Nathan Jose.
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Post by wowitsquinthaha » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:56 pm

Can Daichi, Puma, and I be a team? Thanks, cause I know you will say yes
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Post by Lapego1 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:59 pm

wowitsquinthaha wrote:Can Daichi, Puma, and I be a team? Thanks, cause I know you will say yes
yah same for meee, andrew yaphe, and matt weiner
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Post by fzhang » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:21 pm

Jacob Kohn and Joshua Hahm from TJ can no longer play, because of conflicting plans. Sorry.

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Post by First Chairman » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:34 pm

Again, a reminder for the questions... if you want me to copy them, it might be a bit tough to do it, but I can try if you email them to me tonight. I'll try to get them to the printers by 1pm so I can pick all the q's up Friday on time... Otherwise you'll have to pay your own way with the Kinko's on Main Street, Fairfax.
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Post by fzhang » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:56 pm

We'd also like to replace the duo we dropped with another pair:
Siddharth Hariharan (TJ) and Peter Lee (TJ)

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