Any news on CWRU Buzzerpalooza?

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Any news on CWRU Buzzerpalooza?

Post by Solondude » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:40 pm

I was wondering whether CWRU was having their tournament this year? We haven't heard any news regarding announcements or anything of the sort....

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Post by swwFCqb » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:55 pm

That makes two of us man. I'm on the freaking team and I still don't even know if we're doing it or not :mad:
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Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:59 pm

CWRU seems to stealth their tournaments. I don't recall much in the way of postings on these message boards about them, but I assume they still pull in quite a crowd. Probably just by contacting coaches directly?
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Post by swwFCqb » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm

Oh not anymore we don't. They used to be fairly popular, but the management and quality in the past few years has alienated most of our support. It's really pretty sad.
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Post by BobGHHS » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:20 pm

Like I told you Steven, stage a coup, and the quizbowl cabal here in NE Ohio (myself, Bossick, Sharp, Bindis, Saxton, etc) will help you run Great Lakes, even if we have to go to NAQT for the question set in the event the team doesn't write their own or mirror another tournament.
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Post by First Chairman » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:07 pm

There is a question set available if you wanted to do Great Lakes. Ask Matt.
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Post by Byko » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:23 am

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:There is a question set available if you wanted to do Great Lakes. Ask Matt.
Heck, there's a question set available if you wanted to do Buzzerpalooza. Ask me in a little over a week (sorry--I have other things taking my time between now and then).
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Post by swwFCqb » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:17 am

Thanks for the offer...problem is that in a week the intended date for the tournament will have passed. The tournament was scheduled for this Saturday (Feb 2nd), but our president seems to have gone into hibernation, so no one knows what the hell is going on anymore.
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Post by swwFCqb » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:19 am

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:There is a question set available if you wanted to do Great Lakes. Ask Matt.
I assume you mean Matt Weiner??
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Post by First Chairman » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:23 am

Yes... Bykowski has a set for Buzzerpalooza, while Weiner will complete a set appropriate for GLRAC.

Stage a benevolent coup. :) Do a double-tournament weekend. Solon apparently has made that concept work (albeit in a limited sense). I admit room control will look at you kinda funny, but heck... why not?

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Post by mhayes » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:21 pm

I'm also curious. I just started Ph.D. study at Case and was under the impression that the tournament would be this Saturday.

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Post by swwFCqb » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:52 pm

It definately is not going down this Saturday and probably won't occur any time this year. Great Lakes is still a definate possibility, but it depends on how soon the officers can get their acts together, as the president just stepped down and we are going to need some time to figure things out.
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Post by mhayes » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:55 pm

That's understandable. We had similar issues when I was at UL Lafayette.

Are meetings still at 6pm on Thursdays, or has one not been scheduled yet?

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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:55 pm

If there's anyway I can help out long distance-wise, let me know.
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Post by swwFCqb » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:11 pm

mhayes wrote:That's understandable. We had similar issues when I was at UL Lafayette.

Are meetings still at 6pm on Thursdays, or has one not been scheduled yet?
They usually are held at that time, but unfortunately we have not had a meeting since November. I'm pushing to get meetings started again, and I would have instituted them myself a long time ago had I had the contact information of all the members. If you drop me an e-mail (mine is sww8@case.edu), then I can contact you when we start them up again. It would be nice to have some new faces show up.
leftsaidfred wrote: If there's anyway I can help out long distance-wise, let me know.
Thanks for the offer Fred.
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Post by BobGHHS » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:25 pm

If Great Lakes does indeed use Matt's set, like it is looking like they might... what set is Solon using for their PACE tournament?
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Post by First Chairman » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:12 pm

Solon will use the Bykowski PACE set.
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Post by First Chairman » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:14 pm

mhayes wrote:I'm also curious. I just started Ph.D. study at Case and was under the impression that the tournament would be this Saturday.
Wait... you're now at Case???!!! Cool!

Steve, yes, if you could get the rooms reserved for GLRAC, ... all you have to do is get word out on trophies.

Also you can still do Buzzerpalooza on that Sunday and make it a double-dip weekend if you can get the rooms.
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Post by Youse Da Force » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:43 pm

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Also you can still do Buzzerpalooza on that Sunday and make it a double-dip weekend if you can get the rooms.
This would be cool, if possible.

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Post by powerplant » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:57 pm

I also think that doubling up the tourneys would be cool.
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Post by swwFCqb » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:35 am

I'll admit too, that would be pretty bad-ass to do a two day thing like Solon, but I think I'll have my hands full getting just one tournament off the ground. It definately would be pretty cool though....maybe I'll toy around with the idea next year.
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Post by BobGHHS » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:32 pm

From what I hear through the grapevine and from the man himself, Solon is trying to secure the question set to run Buzzerpalooza on April 5 (the weekend before CWRU Great Lakes). More information to come once it is released.
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