GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

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GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:17 am

This is an announcement for GUERRILLA IV. This tournament will take place on 3/31 after the ICT finals in the ICT hotel. We will order pizza.

This is an open tournament. Anyone can play.

QUESTIONS:

As the name of the tournament implies, this is a guerrilla tournament, meaning that it will not be centrally edited. It'd be great if someone not playing in this tournament could receive the packets and remove duplicates (and even better if someone wanted to do minimal editing), but it's likely packets will just be read ad-hoc by the writers.

Anyway, please write a packet of 24 (or more) tossups (no bonuses) following something approximating standard ACF distribution. You have some leeway here, but make sure the regular categories are at least included to some extent.

In terms of difficulty, please aim for "Regionals Plus", i.e. somewhere around the level of BARGE or Minnesota Open.

Also, this year I'm imposing a rule of NO THEMES. After 3 years of playing themed packets, I think these are played out and the tournament as a whole will be more enjoyable without them.

FEE:

This tournament is free to anyone playing on a team that writes a packet. If there's enough interest in a second bracket for people that didn't write a packet, you'll be able to play for a fee of somewhere between $5 and $10 that will go towards buying food for the people who did bother to write questions. However, there's no guarantee that this bracket will actually materialize so you might as well just write a packet.

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REGISTERED TEAMS:
Chris Borglum / Ahamd Ragab / Billy Beyer / Jeff Hoppes
Harrison Brown / Mark Morris
Rob Carson / Auroni Gupta / Matt Bollinger / Mike Bentley
Jonathan Thompson / Jake Sundberg / Drew Scheeler / Matt Hayes
Daichi Ueda / Shantanu Jha / Marshall Steinbaum / Matt Menard
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:18 am

So, I'll start out this thread by announcing I'm looking for teammates. Send me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:32 am

I'm probably in again, assuming I can make it out to staff ICT.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:39 am

I'll play this tournament.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Auroni » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:59 am

If this is Saturday night, I am definitely playing. If it's Friday night, depends on my time of arrival, I guess.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by mhayes » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm

I'd like to play this again.
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Post by crimsonscholar » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:57 pm

I want to play.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:41 pm

A team of myself, Ahmad Ragab, Billy Beyer, and Jeff Hoppes will play this. I'm guessing that through my large contribution, this team will have the highest combined age of any in the field, so at least we've got that to hang our hat on.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by crimsonscholar » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:03 pm

Divest yourself of BIlly, haha. Too bad I am not on your team.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by rylltraka » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:31 am

As someone who will likely not be attending ICT, I'd like to volunteer to do the editing for this tournament.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Fond du lac operon » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Mark Morris and I are interested in playing as a duo, assuming scheduling works out.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:02 pm

I updated the field. It would be nice to get at least 5 teams signed up for this.

By the way, please vote on your preferred date before the end of the week.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by cornfused » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:20 pm

Ukonvasara wrote:I'm probably in, assuming I staff ICT.
This.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Ok, this tournament is officially happening on Saturday after the ICT. We will order pizza so that people don't need to leave to go get dinner (not like there are many places to eat near the ICT hotel anyway).
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Auroni » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:23 pm

Rob and I are teaming up for this.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Fond du lac operon » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:27 pm

Should the questions be marked for powers and supers, like last year's?
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by rylltraka » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:29 pm

If I am indeed doing copy-editing/repeat removal/quality control for this, I would recommend not putting in powers. Or if the consensus goes against that, letting me put them in for the entire set so people have a single person to blame.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:06 pm

The final product should have super powers and regular powers. Mik, feel free to do some copy-editing, etc., but based on the past three tournaments, most questions won't be done until around the start of the tournament.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by rylltraka » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:22 pm

Got it. If any questions are written any time before the start of the tournament, please send them to me at mlarsen@ucla.edu.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:01 am

Are any other people interested in playing in this tournament? I'd really like to get at least 5 teams so we can hold a "viable" "tournament". Each year they've been a lot of fun, and it only costs you 6 or so tossups to play.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by mhayes » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:13 am

Drew Scheeler is definitely planning to play this, and Jake Sundberg is likely to play as well.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by adosreme » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:25 am

As far as I know, I will be moderating at ICT and would like to play this tournament. If there are people who are okay taking on a fairly inexperienced writer who is decidedly mediocre at quiz bowl, then I'm your guy.

edit: I don't think I have email capabilities here.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by saintanthony » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:53 pm

Yeah, I'll play with Matt Hayes and whoever else we can scrounge up, preferably someone who can write the science distribution.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by aestheteboy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:Are any other people interested in playing in this tournament? I'd really like to get at least 5 teams so we can hold a "viable" "tournament". Each year they've been a lot of fun, and it only costs you 6 or so tossups to play.
I am not sure if I will form a team or be a free agent, but I will almost certainly play.
Edit: Four people from Chicago will play as a team.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by mhayes » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:15 pm

Our team is Jonathan Thompson, Jake Sundberg, Drew Scheeler, and myself.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:02 pm

I have updated the main post with the current field. I am going to cap this tournament at 5 teams unless a sudden wave of people sign up, in which case we can open it up to maybe 7 teams. Pending what Daichi's doing, there's still room for a fifth team at this tournament, so sign up soon.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by aestheteboy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Hi, Marshall, Shantanu, Matt, and I are playing as a team.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:50 pm

aestheteboy wrote:Hi, Marshall, Shantanu, Matt, and I are playing as a team.
Ok, in that case the field is closed unless people want to join the Mark Morris team which to my knowledge has just 2 people, or if they can find another team to take us up to 7 total teams.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Fond du lac operon » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:09 am

Mike Bentley wrote:Ok, in that case the field is closed unless people want to join the Mark Morris team which to my knowledge has just 2 people, or if they can find another team to take us up to 7 total teams.
FWIW, we're (about) done with our packet, and we're not terribly interested in additional players (yes, obviously we will be destroyed by the rest of the field, but whatever.)
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by mhayes » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:09 am

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:we're not terribly interested in additional players
Why not?
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Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Personally I don't mind more people on our team, but since Harrison was the one who come up with the idea of us playing this I'm letting him handle that aspect.
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Post by Sima Guang Hater » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:11 pm

Penn would like to play. Can we find one more team?
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Post by Dan-Don » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:21 pm

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Penn would like to play. Can we find one more team?
If Mike needs one more team in order to let Penn in, Kevin Malis and I would play. We don't have a packet, but we'd be fine with paying a little bit.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Dan-Don wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Penn would like to play. Can we find one more team?
If Mike needs one more team in order to let Penn in, Kevin Malis and I would play. We don't have a packet, but we'd be fine with paying a little bit.
I would very much prefer all teams in this tournament to write a packet.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:32 am

To give extra incentive to a 7th team to write a packet, I'll pay for that team's pizza.

Also, I don't really care how you produce a packet, so long as it's produced. If there are people not playing this tournament who want to write some freelance questions and you can convince them to do so for you, that's fine with me.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Sun Devil Student » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:01 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:To give extra incentive to a 7th team to write a packet, I'll pay for that team's pizza.

Also, I don't really care how you produce a packet, so long as it's produced. If there are people not playing this tournament who want to write some freelance questions and you can convince them to do so for you, that's fine with me.
I don't know if I will actually be able to attend this (as my ASU teammates might have other plans), but I'd be willing to donate a packet of my own questions that were never submitted to anything. I have many more questions in certain subjects than I'll ever be able to use on ACF submissions with 1/1 quotas per packet, and I'd love to see them find some use. These questions already exist and I can send you a random mix of 25-40 tossups if you give me sufficient notice to send them before flying to Chicago. Obviously, I can make no guarantees on the exact subject distribution or quality of these questions.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Golran » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Mike Bentley wrote: Also, I don't really care how you produce a packet, so long as it's produced. If there are people not playing this tournament who want to write some freelance questions and you can convince them to do so for you, that's fine with me.
I'll pitch in and write a team's science questions.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:21 pm

Ok, so it looks like there are questions that could materialize for a 7th team. Dan et al, you guys should coordinate with Ian, Kenneth and Mik (the nominal "editor") to make sure there are enough questions for a packet that resembles something close to a regular distribution.

Eric, you guys still need to write a packet (or find questions through some other similar means).
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:34 pm

Was the logistics e-mail ever sent out? If so, I suspect it wasn't sent to staffers.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Fond du lac operon » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:55 pm

BTW, if anyone else is still interested, I've reversed my position on adding teammates (not least since Mark may not get into Chicago until like 4 AM on Saturday...) (EDIT: Team is full now) I'd prefer it if they could write a couple questions, but that's not strictly necessary. PM me if you have any interest.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:09 pm

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:BTW, if anyone else is still interested, I've reversed my position on adding teammates (not least since Mark may not get into Chicago until like 4 AM on Saturday...) I'd prefer it if they could write a couple questions, but that's not strictly necessary. PM me if you have any interest.
This tournament is taking place on Saturday, so Mark should be around for it if that's your concern.
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Post by Dan-Don » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:43 pm

That arrangement sounds perfect, thanks. I'll get in touch with those people. We're adding Nolan Winkler and Ike Jose to our team.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Fond du lac operon » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:
What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:BTW, if anyone else is still interested, I've reversed my position on adding teammates (not least since Mark may not get into Chicago until like 4 AM on Saturday...) I'd prefer it if they could write a couple questions, but that's not strictly necessary. PM me if you have any interest.
This tournament is taking place on Saturday, so Mark should be around for it if that's your concern.
My concern is more that he may end up deciding he wants to sleep rather than play. But either way, I'm happy to have more teammates.

EDIT: Looks like our team will be me/Mark/Aaron Dos Remedios/Charles Martin. So we're good for teammates.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Unless I just feel like total crap I still plan on playing, as shown by HSNCT 2008 I play ok sleep deprived. Last I heard though Cord was trying to find Kaleb and I a flight up there so I'll hopefully Be in late Friday night
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Pilgrim » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 pm

It looks like I will be in Chicago Saturday night, so I'd like to play this tournament. Does any team have an open slot?
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by mhayes » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:32 pm

Did we set a firm start time for this shindig? For people playing history bowl on Sunday, we'll need a little time after the ICT finals to pay Nick Clusserath for registration.

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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:04 pm

I will announce the details of the tournament following the ICT finals and the History Bowl registration stuff. Thus, if you're playing in this tournament, be in the finals ballroom tomorrow.

I'm going to order pizza from Papa Johns and will have them available for post-ICT period so people can eat before the tournament. I will be ordering 12 large pizzas with a variety of standard toppings. The fee will be around $14 per pizza. You will need to provide your own drinks (there ought to be water at least in the ballroom). If you don't want to eat pizza, that's fine, but we're not going to delay the tournament to let you go buy food.

We will need 3 hotel rooms and 3 laptops to run this tournament. If you have such a room or laptop available, please let me know.

Please have your packet available on a flash drive so we can easily put them on laptops.

If you want my cell phone number, send me an e-mail or a PM.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:13 pm

By the way, if you're playing and definitely don't want pizza, let me know.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Many thanks to Mike for arranging all this, ordering the pizza, and making it run efficiently (or as efficiently as possible, with room changes and other typical stuff). I don't know who won, but I enjoyed the chance to play after reading all day. And now there's a Thai novel to go learn about. Huzzah.
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Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:55 pm

I will probably have stats later. Some rounds were given adhoc powers, so they're not going to be very reliable. I think either my team or Ike's team won.

Packets are at www.doc-ent.com/G2012.zip.
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