Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

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Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Ringil » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:31 pm

Hello all,

Michigan Academic Competitions will be hosting the MIssiles of October (MOO), a tournament written by the University of Michigan and University of Virginia, on 10/8/2011 in Ann Arbor.

Fees:
Base fee per team: $100
Additional team from same school: -$5 each
Competent Moderator: -$10 each
Functional Buzzer: -$10 each
Distance: -$10 per 200 miles traveled determined by Google Maps (one way)
Min Fee per school: $60

REGISTRATION:

To register, email me at zengl (at) umich (dot) edu. Please indicate how many teams you're bringing (or interested in bringing) and what discounts you think you apply for (such as the number of moderators and buzzers you're bringing).

More details such as where on campus the event will be held (most likely 3rd Floor Mason Hall as usual) will be announced closer to the date of the tournament.

Field:
Northwestern (2) 2 buzzer
Michigan State University (2) 1 buzzer
Illinois (1) 1 buzzer
Laferbrook + friends
House team(s) (?)
Chicago (4) 1 buzzer
Ohio State (3)
Case Western (1) 1 buzzer
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Cheynem » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:33 pm

What are the eligibility restrictions for this tournament (i.e., grad students, open teams, etc.)?
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Post by Ringil » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:59 pm

We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams. We prefer people who go to school play with their school. Grad students can of course also play.
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Post by Papa's in the House » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:39 pm

Ringil wrote:We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams.
Not that this matters for me, personally, but will you handle this decision for all mirrors or will TDs from other mirrors make judgments about "super" teams for their own mirror?
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:07 pm

I'm not going to allow open teams other than high schoolers who are trying to avoid MSHSAA regulations at my site.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Ringil » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:36 pm

Papa's in the House wrote:
Ringil wrote:We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams.
Not that this matters for me, personally, but will you handle this decision for all mirrors or will TDs from other mirrors make judgments about "super" teams for their own mirror?
I think I will allow allow TDs to make their own judgments on this issue.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Church51907 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:47 am

University of Louisville is interested in sending 3-4 teams to this tournament. We can bring two buzzer systems.
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Post by mhayes » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:30 am

What's the target difficulty for this tournament?

ETA: Nevermind.
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Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:03 am

We're coming to this with 2+ teams.
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Post by Cheynem » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:51 am

I think a Minnesota team is probably coming to this.
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Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:36 pm

Illinois will be sending 1 team to this mirror.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:25 pm

I'll probably be there, either playing with Minnesota or as a free agent.
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Post by eliza.grames » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:15 am

Ukonvasara wrote:I'll probably be there, either playing with Minnesota or as a free agent.
Update to the Minnesota situation: We'll have two teams, but only one of them is official and the other one will be an open team of Rob, Bernadette, someone else from Minnesota, and potentially a free agent.
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Post by MLafer » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:26 am

Laferbrook is coming to this, right now as a team of two. Middling to poor players are welcome to join us in order to keep our team sufficiently non-super.
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Post by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:27 pm

I'd be happy to join a free agent team.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by itsthatoneguy » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:52 am

Would anyone be interested in basketball or ultimate frisbee the Friday before or the evening after this (weather permitting)? There is a basketball court and a large field near Kurtis, Libo, and my house.
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Post by mhayes » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:15 am

itsthatoneguy wrote:Would anyone be interested in basketball or ultimate frisbee the Friday before or the evening after this (weather permitting)?
I would wholeheartedly be interested in basketball, but it would depend on the time and day that we arrive in Ann Arbor.
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Post by itsthatoneguy » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:38 am

Pretty sure Kurtis has a frisbee, but if people want to play basketball they need to bring a ball. Otherwise someone is driving me to the store to get one.
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:32 pm

OSU may be able to contribute a couple of guys (but no basketball) if it happens the evening after.
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Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:30 am

I feel like half of our team is going to end up at the Jorma Kaukonen concert on Friday night. http://theark.org/2950.html

I'd probably be down for that evening since I have no interest in Jefferson Airplane.
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Post by AlphaRasmus » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:40 am

Pszczew wrote:I feel like half of our team is going to end up at the Jorma Kaukonen concert on Friday night. http://theark.org/2950.html

I'd probably be down for that evening since I have no interest in Jefferson Airplane.
Sadly at this point it seems like it's going to be just me at that concert, unless Shan is actually planning on going.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:45 pm

Both of the Minnesota teams had to pull out from this. Sorry.
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Post by mhayes » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:51 pm

This field is insane.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Ringil » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:19 pm

Everyone who hasn't already confirmed the number of teams, buzzers, moderators with us should do so by Wednesday, either by posting here or by emailing me at zengl (at) umich (dot) edu
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by mhayes » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:23 pm

Case will bring 1 team and a buzzer system. No moderators, unfortunately.
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Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:11 am

I'm going to assume that MSU is bringing the buzzer that I found last week, and that we used on Saturday (the "old" one).
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Ringil » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:42 pm

Any teams that haven't told exactly how many teams/buzzers/moderators they will be bringing to the tournament should tell me posthaste.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:16 pm

Ringil wrote:Any teams that haven't told exactly how many teams/buzzers/moderators they will be bringing to the tournament should tell me posthaste.
This should be figured out at tonight's practice. Sorry to keep you waiting.
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Ringil » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:05 pm

Some final updates:

The tournament will be on the 3rd Floor of Mason Hall on our campus.

Parking can be found at:
324 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI (between East Liberty and William)
650 South Forest Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI (on Forest, south of South University Ave)

This is a rough map with the Parking Structures and Mason Hall listed: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=utf-8 ... 801e255adf

We will begin registration at 8:15 am. Games will hopefully start shortly after 8:45am. If you are running late, please call Bryan Berend at (248)-310-0634, but try not to be late.

The final field pending any last minute changes will be:

Field:
Northwestern (2)
Michigan State University (2)
Illinois (1)
Laferbrook + friends
House team(s) (1)
Chicago (4)
Ohio State (3)
Case Western (1)
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Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Post by Unicolored Jay » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:35 pm

Ohio State will have 3 teams.
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Post by jdd2007 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:15 pm

Several Ohio State people want to play basketball after the tournament. Is that going to happen at all?
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Post by itsthatoneguy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:05 pm

jdd2007 wrote:Several Ohio State people want to play basketball after the tournament. Is that going to happen at all?
There is a court by our house, and it is supposed to be very nice tomorrow. We don't have a ball though. If someone with a car wants to drive me to a store, then we can play.
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Post by jdd2007 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:15 pm

We are bringing a ball. See you guys tomorrow morning!
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Post by Ringil » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:23 pm

Laferbrook wins the tournament defeating OSU A in the first game of an advantage final, having only lost to OSU A in the prelims. Stats will be posted shortly.
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Post by itsthatoneguy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:04 pm

Final stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/78/stats/final/

I want to thank everyone who came to this tournament and helped make it a success. There is a discussion thread, so please join that if you would like to make any specific comments about the set.
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:51 pm

FYI, this isn't listed under the tournaments using MOO on the QRD.
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