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THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:25 am
by Ike
This is an announcement for the THUNDER II mirror held at UIUC on December 4th, 2010.

Location: Some building at UIUC - stay tuned

Elgibility: All schools are invited to play. I will allow mixed teams on a provisional basis, and you really need to contact me about that. If you are not currently enrolled in any schools, and you want to play even solo, you need to contact me about that as well.

Difficulty: Regular Difficulty, but please see Eric's thread and ask him for more specific details

Costs and other discounts
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Moderator: -$10 each
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles one-way as determined by google maps. If you turn on the avoid tolls and / or avoid highways function, it has to be at least over 30,000 miles before you can claim this discount.

Shorthanded Teams: I'm really hoping we don't have too many of these, but email me to discuss finances.

Contact Information:
If you wish to attend this tournament, or if you have any questions about it, you can e-mail me at Sephiroth0kouko@gmail.com. Please inform me as to the number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you intend to bring.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:52 pm
by Papa's in the House
A quick update on this. I'll be taking over for Ike as TD of this tournament. I will make periodic updates to the field in this post.

This is an announcement for the THUNDER II mirror held at UIUC on December 4, 2010. See here for further information.

Location
This tournament will be held in David Kinley Hall (DKH) and Wohler's Hall which is located on Gregory Drive, just south of the Main Library. The full address for DKH is:
1407 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
A map of the location can be found here.
Tournament central will be in Room 114 (first floor, big lecture room). This is where you should start and end the day. It is also where you can go to have questions answered.

There is ample parking in the area, including lot E-3, which is right next to the Main Library and less than 5 minutes from DKH. Parking is free in this lot on Saturdays.

Who can play this tournament?
I will use the same eligibility criteria as stated in the main thread. High school teams can play this tournament. You should contact me if you have any questions about your eligibility or if you want to play on a mixed team.

Since I am receiving more than one question on this, I will address open teams at the UIUC mirror. I will tentatively allow open teams consisting of players not currently in college; thus, high schoolers can play with high schoolers from other schools, high schoolers can play with college graduates, and college graduates can play with each other. Open teams are only guaranteed to play this tournament if they bring a qualified moderator*.

What kind of difficulty can I expect?
Regular difficulty. Again, see the main thread for more details.

Costs and other discounts
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Moderator: -$10 each
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles one-way as determined by Mapquest. If you turn on the avoid tolls and / or avoid highways function, it has to be at least over 30,000 miles before you can claim this discount.

Contact Information
If you wish to attend this tournament, or if you have any questions about it, you can e-mail the Tournament Director, me, at martinc0711@gmail.com. Please inform me as to the number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you intend to bring, as well as whether or not you believe you qualify for the travel discount.

Field:
NIU (1)
U of Chicago (3)
Michigan (2)
Loyola+Laird (1)
Lawrence (1)
U of Louisville (3)
Wisconsin (1)
Rom/House (1)
Northwestern (1)
IL NASAT (1)
House (1)
Total = 16

If there is an odd number of non-house teams, I will attempt to create a house team to provide an even number of teams.

Buzzers:
U of Chicago (1)
Michigan (2)
Lawrence (1)
U of Louisville (1)
IL NASAT (1)
UIUC (2-3)
Total = 8-9

Moderators:
UIUC (10-11)
Loyola (David Riley)
IL NASAT (Mike Laudermith)
Total = 12-13

*A qualified moderator is defined as someone that knows the ACF rules well and reads fast enough that they can read a round in 35 minutes or less without a scorekeeper.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:56 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Michigan will be bringing 2 to 3 teams and 3 to 4 buzzer systems.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:00 pm
by crobbins52
Harding's in with two buzzer sets.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:59 pm
by cornfused
Lawrence's in with one buzzer.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:36 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
UIC Campus Programs just informed me how they are willing to provide Saturday trip(s) for players to sites like yours. They seem to be under the impression that UIUC would host NAQT SCT on February 5, 2011. Regardless, at least I can attend this December 4 mirror. While our two buzzer systems worked last month, I cannot speak for their availability.

Happy imminent Guy Fawkes Day,
Rom

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:50 pm
by evilmonkey
Assume Notre Dame brings one.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:57 pm
by Important Bird Area
EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:They seem to be under the impression that UIUC would host NAQT SCT on February 5, 2011.
UIUC is in fact the Region 9 SCT host.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:28 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
bt_green_warbler wrote:
EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:They seem to be under the impression that UIUC would host NAQT SCT on February 5, 2011.
UIUC is in fact the midwest SCT host.
What parts of the country are Wisconsin and Ohio in then?

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:49 pm
by Important Bird Area
Fixed.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:08 am
by Dan-Don
Assuming we get our payment for EFT to you (it's coming, Anant says), you can put us down for a team and no buzzers.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:37 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
Minnesota may be sending one team to this. (This is entirely up in the air and depends on people's finals schedules/available funding/interest.)

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:22 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
There's a possibility of a WKU team coming to this, but this depends on transportation/if enough people are interested.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:38 am
by Church51907
University of Louisville is in for two teams and one buzzer
Matt Church
U of L

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:03 pm
by Papa's in the House
Field and logistics information updated in my first post in this thread. Note the current soft cap of 18 teams and the process if more than 18 teams register and I do not have enough moderators to run a tournament with more than 18 teams.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:52 pm
by Charbroil
We're bringing 3 buzzers.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:19 pm
by Papa's in the House
I have updated my first post to include my policy on open teams. I have also updated the Rom team to include names of people that I hear are interested in playing this tournament, but have not found other open team members.

As it stands now, I should have 10 guaranteed moderators, with a possibility of 4 more. This means this field should include no less than 20 teams. I would personally like to see this tournament run with 24 teams (so please bring your potential moderators NIU and U Chicago!). Please also confirm the number of teams you will be bringing to this tournament by Thanksgiving if you have not already done so.

As a side note, IE sucks when it comes to editing posts on these forums. Stupid ICS Wohler's lab not having a working version of Firefox.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:57 pm
by BGSO
Don't blame ICS for your technical incompetency.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:57 pm
by crobbins52
It turns out Harding'll have to bail out on this. Sorry 'bout that.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:49 am
by dtaylor4
BGSO wrote:Don't blame ICS for your technical incompetency.
How about one of you post a god damn issue ticket, so the problem will actually get fixed? Don't make me get Heidi on your ass.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:26 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
Not enough people are interested, so WKU won't be going to this.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:29 pm
by Papa's in the House
dtaylor4 wrote:
BGSO wrote:Don't blame ICS for your technical incompetency.
How about one of you post a god damn issue ticket, so the problem will actually get fixed? Don't make me get Heidi on your ass.
It wasn't that I couldn't work IE, it was that it kept jumping the screen all over the place while I was editing my first post in this thread. [/end of this pointless aside]

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:16 pm
by indiaisasubcontinent7
Dan-Don wrote:Assuming we get our payment for EFT to you (it's coming, Anant says), you can put us down for a team and no buzzers.
That check should definitely be mailed by this point. Also we will bring 1 buzzer, but it'll only have 6 working lights (Zeecraft). It's not adequate, but it's better than slap bowl.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 am
by sds
Chances that Eyes That Do Not See II will be mirrored afterwards? I'd be willing to contribute a laptop/moderate it.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:06 pm
by Papa's in the House
sds wrote:Chances that Eyes That Do Not See II will be mirrored afterwards? I'd be willing to contribute a laptop/moderate it.
We have rooms until late at night, but no projector to run the tournament on. If enough people are interested I will try to find a projector or a bunch of laptops for this.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:09 pm
by Papa's in the House
Having not heard from a member of their school, I am left to assume that the following schools will bring the following number of teams:

WUSTL - 1
Michigan - 2
Wisconsin - 1
Notre Dame - 0
Northwestern - 0 (I still have yet to receive a check. The moment I receive one I will reverse this)

This leaves the tournament at 16 teams. Please get back to me as to how many teams your school will bring if your school is listed in this post.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:40 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
As I will arrive Friday night and leave Sunday morning, I would like to stay for Mike Bentley's 2nd visual experience. I had to turn in my LCD projector this past June, but I have my own laptop. I am amenable to any and all free agents onto my team (entry fee on me, of course) if that would make brackets more manageable. With 16 squads, would we begin with 2 pools?

Sorry about the Broncos end to their title dreams,
Rom

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:23 pm
by cornfused
If "Eyes..." happens, I'd like to play (and not moderate) but could contribute a laptop.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm
by Papa's in the House
It appears there is enough interest in running Eyes That Do Not See II, so I will work on obtaining a projector for this. I will likely run this as a shootout and moderate this myself. Don't forget to bring the $5 that Mike Bentley is asking as a mirror fee.

As for THUNDER II, I have heard that there will be 14-15 packets. If it continues to be 16 teams, I will run the tournament with 2 brackets of 8 and rebracket into 4 brackets of 4. If we get up to 18 teams, I will run 3 brackets of 6 and rebracket into another 3 brackets of 6. I would prefer to: 1) avoid an odd number of teams; and 2) avoid being surprised with more teams than I expected to show up (so get back to me WUSTL, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame).

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:21 am
by Geringer
I would like to join Rom's team, assuming this tournament is adequately moderated and staffed. Otherwise, I'm more than happy to moderate.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:05 pm
by crobbins52
Don't know if you just haven't done a field update, but I'd hate for you to be expecting us - Harding sadly won't be at this.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:29 am
by indiaisasubcontinent7
Papa's in the House wrote:Having not heard from a member of their school, I am left to assume that the following schools will bring the following number of teams:

WUSTL - 1
Michigan - 2
Wisconsin - 1
Notre Dame - 0
Northwestern - 0 (I still have yet to receive a check. The moment I receive one I will reverse this)

This leaves the tournament at 16 teams. Please get back to me as to how many teams your school will bring if your school is listed in this post.
Dan talked to you, and I will have an EFT check for you on Saturday. There was a mix up with the student organization financial office here, and I'm sorry about that.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:00 am
by Papa's in the House
crobbins52 wrote:Don't know if you just haven't done a field update, but I'd hate for you to be expecting us - Harding sadly won't be at this.
I must have missed this. It has been updated now.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:55 pm
by Church51907
What time does the tournament begin?
Matt Church
U of L

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:31 pm
by Papa's in the House
I hope to start this tournament at 9:00 AM, so plan to arrive around 8:30 AM to allow for me to collect payment from teams, set up buzzers, etc.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:21 am
by Papa's in the House
Due to recent field changes, there will now be a house team.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:07 pm
by helios
Charles would like everyone to know that they should bring jackets to wear inside David Kinley Hall. The building is being renovated and it is cold.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:08 pm
by Papa's in the House
I would just like to remind everyone that this tournament is taking place in David Kinley Hall, not the English Building. There is a link to a campus map in my first post. Please try to be there before 9:00 AM, especially if you have a buzzer, so we can start this tournament on time.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:40 am
by Papa's in the House
In case you aren't already aware, it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow. The first couple of inches of snow are already on the ground, so please take this into account with your travel plans.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:15 am
by dtaylor4
Papa's in the House wrote:In case you aren't already aware, it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow. The first couple of inches of snow are already on the ground, so please take this into account with your travel plans.
In other words, don't drive like the TD.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:00 am
by LoveIsASeriousMentalDisease
Northern Illinois University regrets to announce that, due to weather conditions and and driver Brad Fischer's unanticipated illness, NIU will not be at the Tournament today. We apologize that this is last minute, and hope the inconvenience is manageable. Thanks, and we wish everyone a fun game day (and safe driving).

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:36 am
by Papa's in the House
My number is (847) 627-9349 if anyone needs to get a hold of me.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:12 pm
by BGSO
This tournament currently delayed Matthew Laird's bowel movements.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:40 pm
by helios

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:59 pm
by helios
The above stats are updated to round 9. Round ten is currently happening, as of 6pm, and there will 13 total.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:46 pm
by BGSO
Chicago A is now playing Wisconsin in a 1 game final.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:52 pm
by Papa's in the House
I want to thank all of the moderators that showed up and made this tournament possible: Dayne Rogers, David Riley, Craig Messner, Ike Jose, Zack Moser, Mark Taylor, David Garb, Mike Laudermith, Adam Fifield, Jeff Geringer, Dillon Li, and Billy Busse. I hope all of the teams that attended this site found the tournament enjoyable despite the various setbacks, late start time, and late end time of this tournament. Hopefully I will have all of the rounds of the next tournament I TD so I don't have to delay game play.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:52 am
by BGSO
Madison won the final and the tournament. I'll find the score at somepoint.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:06 pm
by cornfused
BGSO wrote:Madison won the final and the tournament. I'll find the score at somepoint.
It's all in the stats. I think the final was Round 0.

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:02 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
This was my most enjoyable, productive full-length quiz-bowl tournament of 2010. It was my first tourney at UIUC without seeing Sorice, The Donald, and Tryg anywhere, but Charles, Craig, Garb, & Jeff all made me feel appreciated as their captain. At first, I felt that I was taking a spot on the House team that could have gone to freshmen who wanted real game experience, but I was assured otherwise. Adam, Billy, Dillon, & Zack also made great additions to Rom & House. Other commitments by some of those afforementioned 8 necessitated our team being duos in the afternoon, but I still had enthusiastic fun nonetheless.

In 2010, I attended 12 major motorsports racing weekends (2 by SWA to FLL & 10 by Rommobile), and I made 5 other flights (BOS, OAK, LAX, IAD, & PDX). Soon after CO, I had a stretch of 5 straight racing weekends before I started flying to races in Miami. I still managed to drive to 7 busy quiz-bowl Saturdays/weekends. I hope to attend at least 7 meets in 2011, but I also intend on topping 12 competitive racing weekends, starting with Speedweeks at Daytona Beach next February. I just might even be able to take my 4 young girl cats to a friends' house in May throughout 100th anniversary Indy 500 practice!

Congratulations to my man Kyle Busch (#18, #18, & #18) & Samantha Sarcinella on their wedding in 3 weeks,
Rom