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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:32 pm
by mhayes
I'm coming to this. I''ll possibly be teaming with Jake Sundberg, whose status is up in the air.

We're looking for teammates, though I can join a team of three if Jake doesn't attend.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:06 pm
by Edward Elric
UIC + Friends is out.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:34 pm
by Connie Prater
Hello everyone. I'm directing this tournament, so it'd be great if teams emailed me confirmations as to whether or not you will attend
(my email is cprater3@uchicago.edu) so that I could get some kind of count and reserve rooms accordingly. Thanks a lot!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:44 am
by mlaird
Loyola Academy cannot attend this tournament anymore due to the recent reinterpretation of IHSA rules that just happened this week. Pretty much sucks.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:35 pm
by mhayes
mlaird wrote:Loyola Academy cannot attend this tournament anymore due to the recent reinterpretation of IHSA rules that just happened this week. Pretty much sucks.
Forgive the digression, but I'll never understand why some high school athletic associations take jurisdiction over school clubs. Rules that make sense for a football team wouldn't necessarily make sense for a quiz bowl team. This is one example.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:43 pm
by Tees-Exe Line
Allow me to put on my economist hat for a moment (it's an enormous, flowered number modeled after Gainsborough's portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire).

It's not even slightly surprising that the anti-competitive practices of collegiate athletics would filter down to high school in these days of monopsony run wild. The fact that (I'm guessing) there's less money behind high school quizbowl than high school football doesn't at all detract from the greed of some child exploitation organizations to vacuum up any money they can get their hands on.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:41 am
by setht
Tees-Exe Line wrote: Greg Peterson +
Seth Teitler and Selene Koo
Greg already informed Connie of this, but we might as well get this field listing updated as well--Greg is teaming up with me and Selene.

-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:57 pm
by mhayes
Jake and I will be teaming with Rom Masrour.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm
by mhayes
Jake has dropped out of this event. As as result, Rom and I are now in the free agent pool.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:09 pm
by Connie Prater
Hi everyone. I just want to reiterate: anyone officially coming to this tournament should send me an email stating how many teams, buzzers, etc. you will be bringing.

My email is: cprater3@uchicago.edu

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:51 am
by Ringil
We'll be coming with 1 team only.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:09 pm
by Cheynem
Pending approval by Mike Bentley, I am replacing Rob as one of the teammates of Dr. Vinokurov. I hope this tournament is up to the standard of Marshall's Facebook posts in terms of entertainment.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:33 pm
by Mike Bentley
Cheynem wrote:Pending approval by Mike Bentley, I am replacing Rob as one of the teammates of Dr. Vinokurov. I hope this tournament is up to the standard of Marshall's Facebook posts in terms of entertainment.
Mike and I are also looking for 1 more teammate and/or people to share a hotel with in Chicago. Shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:35 pm
by Cheynem
People with cars who could help us get to the tournament would be most appreciated (or alternatively to/from the airport, although if we book a hotel close to the airport that's not as big a deal).

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:54 pm
by mhayes
I'm now teaming with Mike, Mike, and Jerry.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:18 pm
by Mike Bentley
How's the set coming? Is there a need for any emergency last minute packets?

By the way, if anyone could pick Mike Cheyne and I up (and drop us back off after the tournament) from the O'Hare area on Saturday, that would be much appreciated.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:21 pm
by Cheynem
Are there any side events for this? Will we be too destroyed by this tournament to even care about more quizbowl?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:43 pm
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Can I please get some more details about the logistics of this tournament, such as when and where we are supposed to meet? Thanks.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:02 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
If somebody randomly wants to play this tournament but doesn't have a team, our team may have a spot open. Send me a PM or email if you're interested.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:25 am
by Tees-Exe Line
No side events. I didn't think about room availability, but if you want to play something I don't see why not. I **think** the rooms are reserved "all day," whatever that means.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:46 pm
by Tees-Exe Line
I just wanted to let everyone know that the tournament is well on its way to completion.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:06 pm
by Mike Bentley
When/where is registration?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:27 pm
by Connie Prater
Hi everyone. The tournament will take place in Harper Memorial Library, which is on the south end of our main quad. Registration begins at 8:30 in Harper 130, and the tournament will begin promptly at 9:00. Here's a link to a map of campus: http://maps.uchicago.edu/campus.shtml

Parking... like so: http://maps.uchicago.edu/directions/parking/

Lunch options: There are quite a few places you can possibly go. There are some restaurants on 57th, 55th, and 53rd Streets, but the most convenient place to go is Hutchinson Commons, which has a food court with some pretty good options there. I can also give people some delivery numbers if they'd like that instead.

Again, if you are planning on playing this tournament, please please please email me (preferably within the next couple of days). Also email me if your team can't make it. This will make it easier on me for scheduling. My email address is cprater3@uchicago.edu. My phone number is 770-295-8833 in case you have any problems finding things the day of the tournament.

Thanks everyone,
Connie

Field Update:
So far, I have these teams confirmed for the tournament:

Greg Peterson/Seth Teitler/Selene Koo
Mike Bentley/Mike Cheyne/Jerry Vinokurov/Matt Hayes
Michigan: 1, 3 buzzers
Illinois: 2, 3 buzzers
Ryan Westbrook/Matt Lafer
Winklewang
WKU: 1 buzzer
House: 2

BTW, we're good on buzzers.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:39 pm
by Mike Bentley
Our team is actually me, Mike Cheyne, Jerry Vinokurov and Matt Hayes.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 pm
by Connie Prater
Mike Bentley wrote:Our team is actually me, Mike Cheyne, Jerry Vinokurov and Matt Hayes.
Fixed. Sorry about that!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
I remain a free agent for this house-written Chicago-style open. I will be wearing my R. Westbrook #90 Spirit of Daytona 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona shirt.

If I could find someone to help me carry a TV from my backseat to my desk, then I can give rides for 1-4 people. Late-night CTA els remind me of Urinetown: The Musical.

Happy 72nd birthday to Mario Gabriel Andretti,
RomNation

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:25 pm
by Notably Not Pierre
Stats are being updated round by round right here.

Enjoy.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:36 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
27 negs in round 1 by the combined 10 teams at this tournament. Neat.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:08 pm
by Kyle
List of villages in West Virginia wrote:27 negs in round 1 by the combined 10 teams at this tournament. Neat.
Simultaneously, the final game of the Oxford Intercollegiate Quiz produced 11 combined negs. Perhaps it is a bad day for everybody?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:25 pm
by Duncan Idaho
Notably Not Pierre wrote:Stats are being updated round by round right here.

Enjoy.
Can you enable round report?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:20 pm
by kayli
I'm really enjoying the aesthetic of the win-loss records. Each team beat all of the teams ranked lower than it and lost to all of the teams ranked ahead of them.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:36 am
by cornfused
Might not be that pretty once all of the games are entered, but yeah.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:21 pm
by akessler
Kooikerhondje wrote:I'm really enjoying the aesthetic of the win-loss records. Each team beat all of the teams ranked lower than it and lost to all of the teams ranked ahead of them.
Not only that, but the PPB of the teams is strictly decreasing.